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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 13, 2011
  • Publisher's Note: Still learning my history

    One of the first things I did when I came to Las Vegas was to read up on the area’s history. I boned up on the gloriously rowdy history of Las Vegas, from the conflicts that the Spaniards had with the local natives, to the assimilation of Jewish families who migrated in on the Santa Fe Trail, to the intrusion of those who came in on the railroad that landed about a mile east of the original settlement. I learned that this town has Spanish, Mexican, European and American roots that created both an embattled and a diverse people.

  • Commentary: NBA future: Bright or overcast?

    By Paul Newberry
    AP National Writer
    There’s a disconnect when David Stern starts talking about the state of the NBA.
    On one hand, apparently, things have never been better.
    “We’ve had a great season,” the NBA commissioner said just before Miami knocked off Dallas in Game 1 of the NBA finals. “I would say the most important thing for us is that the play of our players has captured the imagination of our fans. If you look at print, blogs, TV, social media, there’s an incredible amount of buzz around our game.”

  • A new Rider
  • Storm ready for repeat bid

    By Tim Booth
    AP Sports Writer
    SEATTLE  — Along with now being a two-time WNBA champion and continued recognition as arguably the best women’s player in the world, something else changed for Lauren Jackson in the offseason.
    She grew one inch.
    Actually, Jackson’s always been 6-foot-6, or so she says. Now 30 years old, she finally feels comfortable admitting she’s really 6-6 and not 6-5 as was always listed — not that she needed the extra inch.

  • Struggles or not, Tiger still tops in earnings

    By Doug Ferguson
    AP Golf Writer
     

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 13, 2011

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    TUESDAY
    Baseball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park
    • La Plaza Little League games, 5 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    Softball
    • Las Vegas Little League games, 5 p.m., Keyes Park

  • FYI - Sports

    The Las Vegas Youth Soccer League will hold its annual board meeting with elections for leaders at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the NMHU Student Center Senate Chambers.
     

  • One last hurdle
  • Shakeup at East schools

    Aylene Romero-Griego is out as as principal of Paul D. Henry Elementary. Same goes for Robertson High Principal Eddie King and Memorial Middle School Principal Manny Lucero, who learned this week that someone else had been chosen to head those schools.

    The administrative shakeup at the Las Vegas City Schools district was announced Tuesday evening by interim superintendent Sheryl McNellis-Martinez.