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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - June 10, 2011
  • Nuestra Historia - El Distrito de las Escuelas: The Jesuits

    In September 1874, five years after the arrival of the Sisters of Loretto, an order of Italian Jesuits from Naples came to  Las Vegas and established a private school for boys.  

  • Orgullo del Norte - Gettysburg of the West

    “If I owned Texas and Hell, I’d rent out Texas and live in Hell.”
    — Gen. Phillip H. Sheridan

    The Battle of Glorieta was not called the Gettysburg of the West because of the large number of casualties. It was compared to the Battle of Gettysburg because it just may have determined the outcome of the Civil War.

    Had the Confederates from Texas reached California, they would have had an entire coastline of blockade-free ports and all the gold they needed to finance their army.

  • Editorial Roundup

    The Lincoln (Neb.) Journal Star on ethanol energy policy (June 6) —  If Congress ever gets around to making the sort of spending cuts needed to put the country's finances on a sustainable path, the ethanol industry justifiably will be required to do its share.

    As critics have pointed out, the industry currently enjoys a rare trifecta of government support. It’s subsidized. Its use is mandated. It’s protected from foreign competition.

  • Graham, Sedillo: Scholar-Athletes

    Angella Graham and Cruz Sedillo, both New Mexico Highlands University senior athletes, are getting to close their undergraduate careers with a notable academic achievement.

    Graham and Sedillo are Highlands’ choices for Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete for 2010-11.

    The league office announced the full list of honorees this past Thursday.

  • Cubs vs. Red Sox
  • Driver returns to Joplin

    By Chris Jenkins
    AP Sports Writer

    NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray returned to his boyhood home — or at least to the spot where it used to stand. Like much of tornado-ravaged Joplin, it didn’t look anything like the place where he grew up.

    McMurray visited the devastated southwest Missouri town June 2, hoping to lift the spirits of residents trying to put their lives back together and raise awareness of ongoing needs in the area.

  • Lakers welcome new coach, era

    By Beth Harris
    AP Sports Writer

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif.  — Phil Jackson is retired, the triangle offense is out, and Mike Brown is in. And the Los Angeles Lakers are still Kobe Bryant’s team.

    Brown made it clear May 31 during his introduction as Jackson’s successor that Bryant’s role won’t change under his regime. He said his first meeting with the superstar who owns five NBA championships “went very well.”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports June 10, 2011

    FRIDAY
    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

  • 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.