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  • Weather - August 5, 2011

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. North wind 5-10 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Southwest wind 5 mph, becoming north.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Northwest wind 5 mph, becoming south. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

    Sunday

  • FYI - News

    It’s time for back-to-school shopping. From Friday through Sunday, shoppers will not have to pay sales tax on most school supplies, clothing, shoes, computers or computer equipment. The tax exemption applies to computers that cost less than $1,000, computer equipment costing less than $500 and to clothes and shoes that cost less than $100.

  • Over the edge
  • Que Pasa - August 5, 2011

    TODAY HOY

    • Over the Edge Part 4, an original comedy about Las Vegas, will be performed by the Nat Gold Players at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.  7 at Sala de Madrid on the NMHU campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for students with a valid ID. For more information, call 425-1085.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO

  • Noticias - August 5, 2011

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

    • Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas is about to start a new house. They build affordable homes for low-income families. If you are interested in helping with the next house (or in some other way), contact them at  454-4434 or habitatlv@gmail.com. They are looking for volunteers of any skill level.

  • The ever-changing world we live in

    This world that I live in is changing so fast I really can’t keep up. A visit with some of the family I don’t see very often brought that home in a big way. Seems like every time I turned around, someone had a phone/camera/Ipod type device aimed and shooting at either one of us or something that was of interest at the time. My question is, what do they do with all of these pictures?

  • Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news

    THUMBS UP - ANOTHER BIG RALLY. The Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally was another roaring success last weekend, with thousands of bikers showing up for a weekend of fun in the Meadow City. It’s only a few years old, and yet it’s getting bigger every year — and, with the money they spend, it’s helping the retailers around town.

  • Frenzied growth on the east side

    Between the decision to  make east Las Vegas the railroad’s regional headquarters, and the commerce flourishing on Railroad Avenue, New Town experienced instant and rapid growth immediately after the first train arrived.

  • Editorial Roundup

    (Aug. 3) The Telegraph, London, on the West's debt crisis and the military — The U.S. debt debacle may signal the end of the American century not only economically, but also militarily and diplomatically. A minor exchange hinted at the shape of things to come. On a visit to Afghanistan, Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked by troops if they would get paid if the U.S. defaulted. “I really don’t know the answer to the question,” came the reply.

  • Tiger ending three-month absence

    By Doug Ferguson
    AP Golf Writer