Today's News

  • Millions chase Powerball jackpot

    By Jeff McMurray
    The Associated Press

    CHICAGO — Eight months after a trio of ticket buyers split a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to set a world lottery record, Powerball is offering up a prize that would be the second highest.

    The $425 million jackpot, the largest in Powerball’s history, represents a potential life-changing fortune. But before shelling out $2 for a ticket, here are some things to consider:

  • Looking Back - Nov. 28, 2012

    In 1962

  • Looking Ahead - News - Nov. 28, 2012

    Electric Light Parade is Saturday

    The annual Electric Light Parade will be held this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.

  • Weather - Nov. 28, 2012

    Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 5-15 mph, becoming southwest in the morning. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 34. West wind 10-15 mph.

    Sunny, with a high near 62. Northwest wind 10-15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 35.

    Sunny, with a high near 61. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 38.

    Sunny, with a high near 63.

  • Historic? We’ll see

    The Las Vegas City Council adopted an ordinance last week that sets the stage for borrowing up to $25 million for water system improvements — a big step toward costly improvements to an infrastructure in need. Officials hailed the ordinance as a historic moment and a milestone, but that much remains to be seen.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 28, 2012
  • Work of Art - Including the kitchen sink ...

    A comic strip I remember from my childhood showed Dagwood helping Blondie with the Thanksgiving dishes. He broke one, causing Blondie to say, “If you break one more plate, I won’t let you help me with the dishes any more.” And a light bulb went on in Dagwood’s speech balloon.

    Would a Spanish version of the same comic strip have used a slightly different word with a slightly different meaning?

    Let me explain:

  • Dons trap Bears in hoops debut

    After Black Friday, it was Basketball Saturday.

    West Las Vegas’ boys’ basketball team made a successful season debut by beating the Wingate Bears 56-40 on Saturday at Gillie Lopez Gym.

    The Bears ended the first quarter with a 14-12 edge. But the Dons overtook their visitors after that and grabbed a 25-23 lead going into halftime.

    West defended well throughout the second half, although Wingate got three-pointers from Kyle Jones and Kyle Begay, and Jones finished with a team-high 12 points.

  • Form and follow-through
  • More upheaval in league alignments

    By Ralph D. Russo
    AP College Football Writer

    Just when it looked as if there would be peace, that the conferences were done realigning, the Big Ten struck another blow that will send shock waves across the country.

    Financially strapped Maryland grabbed the Big Ten’s lifeline on Nov. 19, agreeing to become the conference’s new southern base along the East Coast.

    On Nov. 20, Rutgers gleefully jumped aboard, too, and completed the Big Ten’s new Mid-Atlantic bookends.