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Today's News

  • Meetings set to discuss partnership proposal

    Submitted to the Optic

  • Que Pasa - July 20, 2011

    THURSDAY JUEVES

  • Noticias - July 20, 2011

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

    • A survivors fund has been set up for the families of Gene Hern and Frank Romero. The following are the accounts: Children of Gene Hern, Wells Fargo account number 7040660958 and the widow of Frank Romero, Wells Fargo account number 7040660941.

    • The city of Las Vegas employee union has set up memorial funds for Gene Hern and Frank Romero at the State Employees Credit Union. The Hern account number is 3001582700 and the Romero account is 3001582710.

  • Taking a stand

    Las Vegas took a stand Sunday — against senseless vandalism, and even the hint of intolerance.

    Some 80 people turned out for a public meeting this past weekend to discuss the vandalism at the Montefiore and Masonic cemeteries that took place in late June. The Montefiore cemetery — a Jewish cemetery at the outskirts of the Masons’ — sustained the most damage, which led to speculation that the act was anti-Semitic.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 20, 2011
  • Work of Art: This calls for collarboration

    As a continuing unrepentant language cop, I really had thought of laying off criticizing those electronic message boards that greet visitors.

    Yes, since it’s summer, when most of the schools are in recess, there hasn’t been much to report. But if there is a bit of criticism, I aim it at the fact that a number of the signs appear to have gone on summer break, along with teachers and students.

  • State champs!

    Mission accomplished!

    The Las Vegas Little League 10-11 All-Star softball team captured the state championship in its division over the weekend and celebrated on Sunday afternoon with a noisy victory lap around the Meadow City.

    Riding in the back of a truck, the girls waved at well-wishers as the vehicles in the caravan exchanged honks of the horn with fellow Las Vegans along the route. A police escort led the way for the impromptu parade.

  • Speed camp at Highlands July 25-29

    New Mexico Highlands University track and field coaches are inviting middle school and high school athletes to take part in the NMHU Speed Development and Event Camp July 25-29 on the NMHU campus.  

  • Victory is ours
  • NFL labor deal close?

    The Associated Press

    The NFL told club executives they could be schooled in the ins and outs of the new labor contract as early as Thursday, and the players’ association summoned its leadership for a potential vote — the strongest signs yet the lockout might be nearing an end.

    Lawyers for both sides met 8 1/2 hours Monday in New York, including 3 1/2 with a court-appointed mediator, to try to close a deal to resolve the sport’s first work stoppage since 1987. Talks were scheduled to continue Tuesday.