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  • Noticias - July 23, 2012

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

    • The city of Las Vegas Utilities Department has re-opened its utility payment center at City Hall at 1700 North Grand Ave. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is for payments only.

    • The Las Vegas unit of the American Red Cross helps individuals who have suffered a house fire plus engages in other emergency activities. Meetings are one Tuesday evening a month at 6 p.m. Those interested in becoming volunteers may contact Connie Chavez at 425-6224 or conniec@desertgate.com.

  • Policing Highlands

    Accusations of poor management against the Highlands University police department and its chief, Donato Sena, have been percolating for some time now, and while we’re not inclined to jump into the middle of the “personnel matters” they’re coming from, we do think that some further explanation is in order.

  • Editorial Cartoon - July 23, 2012
  • Editor's Note - A ‘flipped classroom’

    There’s so much that can be said about the state of our schools in Las Vegas. Controversy surrounds them at every turn. The recent school grades, the four-day school week, consolidation — seems there’s always something to wring our hands over when it comes to preparing our children for the future.

  • Retro Night boosts Isotopes to victory

    Rocking an old-school vibe — not to mention the mustard-yellow jerseys of their Albuquerque Duke predecessors — the Isotopes got off to an inspired start in Saturday night’s 16-3 win over visiting Iowa.

    Playing before a huge crowd of 13,798 at Isotopes Park, Albuquerque exploded for eight runs in the first inning and didn’t let the Cubs challenge after that.

  • Summer learnin’

    Summertime, and the learning is easy..

    After a tough building year like it experienced this past spring, the Robertson softball team just wants to learn how to be a contender.

    The results of a club tournament held in town Saturday make that look like a strong possibility.

    Composed primarily of RHS players, the Las Vegas Cyclones rumbled through the daylong tournament, collecting three victories against teams from Santa Fe and Moriarty as well as the co-host Las Vegas Rebels.

  • Tragedy won’t be marked on opening day

    LONDON  — IOC President Jacques Rogge won’t budge: There will be no minute’s silence for the Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich massacre at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.

    Rogge rejected the latest calls Saturday for a special observance to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches by Palestinian gunmen at the Munich Games.

    “We feel that the opening ceremony is an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic incident,” Rogge said.

  • Gold Medalists
  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 23, 2012

    MONDAY
    Softball
    • Men’s city league tournament games: Big Joe’s Cartel vs. V Town Sluggers-Yo Momma winner, 6 p.m.; Hackers vs. Hitmen, 7 p.m.; Tecolote-Balls Deep winner vs. TBA, 8 p.m.; city complex

    TUESDAY
    Softball
    • Men’s city league tournament games: Hackers-Hitmen loser vs. TBA, 6 p.m.; championship: Hackers-Hitmen winner vs. TBA, 7 p.m.; championship “if” game, 8 p.m., city complex

    WEDNESDAY

  • FYI - Sports - July 23, 2012