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Today's News

  • Que Pasa - August 15, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Story Time at Carnegie Library, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Teacher’s Pets” by Dayle Ann Dodds. Free and open to the public.

    UPCOMING & ONGOING

  • Stick with higher rates

    We understand the frustration that some are feeling with the water rate increases currently proposed. Nevertheless, we urge the Las Vegas City Council to stick with the increases generally as proposed. It’s critical for the future of Las Vegas, given the dire circumstances the city is facing with its water supply.

  • Editorial Cartoon - August 15, 2012
  • Work of Art - Cute and cuddly porkers

    Lora M. Shields, a professor after whom a science building on the Highlands University campus is named, once told a class I was in about some amazing properties of pigs and piglets.

    She said a farmer could fill a pail of milk and let the pig drink it all, then lift that same pig into the same bucket and even have a little room to spare. It took some of us a while to catch on.

  • Isotopes trump Reno Aces

    All the runs Albuquerque needed for a big road win in Reno, Nev., on Monday night came in the top of the fifth inning.

    Tony Gwynn Jr., Osvaldo Martinez, Ivan De Jesus, Jerry Sands and Scott Van Slyke scored in that inning and the visiting Isotopes (71-52) sealed a 5-3 victory over the Aces (71-52).

  • The Preseason
  • Mares wins 2 brackets at nationals

    So what did you do for summer vacation?

    If Javier Mares gets called upon to answer this old back-to-school standby question when the fall semester begins at Paul D. Henry Elementary, he’ll have plenty to say.

    Mares, 11, reached the finals in three national wrestling tournaments, earning championships in two.

    Specifically, Mares earned gold medals with first-place finishes in the Greco Roman and Folkstyle divisions along with a silver in the Freestyle category during the AAU Junior Grand Nationals held in Santa Fe this past June.

  • Flag football youth league this fall

    With the stated goal of helping to teach fundamentals and prevent injury, the Las Vegas Youth Flag Football League is launching this fall.

    The league will be open to boys and girls in two age divisions (5-6 and 7-8). Registration — which will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Abe Montoya Recreation Center — will run through Aug. 31.

  • Games drew 219 million TV viewers

    The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — NBCUniversal is calling the London Olympics "the most-watched television event in U.S. history."

    Citing Nielsen Co. ratings figures, the company said Monday that more than 219 million viewers watched the Summer Games on NBC and numerous sister networks. This figure surpasses the 215 million who watched the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    The company said NBC averaged a prime-time audience of 31 million, topping Summer Games viewerships in Beijing and in Athens in 2004.

  • U.S. celebrates Olympic dominance

    By Tim Reynolds
    AP Sports Writer

    LONDON  — Red, white and blue was everywhere in London.

    For the Americans — and for the British, too.

    The most medals, and the most gold medals. That’s what the U.S. Olympic Team wanted, and it’s what they delivered. As for the home team? Riding the wave of home-field advantage, the British put together their best Olympic showing in over a century.

    The competition is over. The U.S. was best, but the success stories from London truly spanned the globe.