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  • Stars mourn Robin Williams

    By Mark Kennedy
    AP Drama Writer

    NEW YORK — The casts of “Aladdin” — both the 1992 film and the current Broadway hit — are honoring Robin Williams, who played the manic, fast-talking, unforgettable Genie.

    Scot Weinger, who played Aladdin in the animated film, said Wednesday that working with his hero was surreal and magical, adding the world has “lost a bright light.”

  • Nine graduate from program

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Nine Luna Community College dental assistant students took the Dental Assistants Pledge at a recent pinning ceremony in their honor.

    Brianna Abeyta, Dominique Archuleta, Gilbert Garcia, Sonya Gonzales, Vanessa Lucero, Alicia Maldonado, April Noche, Evette Ulibarri and Chelsea Visarraga are the official dental assisting graduating class of 2014.

  • In Brief - Education - Aug. 15, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Thumbs Our high country lowdown on the news - Aug. 15, 2014

    THUMBS DOWN! O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!

  • Editorial cartoon - Aug. 15, 2014
  • Nuestra Historia - El Distrito de las Escuelas — the Sisters of Loretto

    By Jesus L. Lopez

    An organized system of formal education in New Mexico was non-existent until the late 1800s. In fact, Gov. Albino Pérez was more than just rebuffed when he proposed a tax levy in 1837 to help fund a system of public education — he was beheaded.

  • Editorial Roundup - Aug. 15, 2014

    Compiled by The Associated Press

    Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, on Robin Williams (Aug. 12):

  • Simelane does it again

    Siphamandla Simelane, the man who raced to victory in the 10-kilometer race of this year’s Las Vegas Fiesta Memorial Run, cruised to a win in the inaugural Amnesty International 5K Run on Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Thirty-plus runners and walkers ranging in age from 12 to 79 finished the out-and-back course that started and ended on the Las Vegas Plaza.  

    Simelane was the overall winner, followed by brothers Javier and Octaviano Torres-Hughes. Josie Edwards crossed the finish line as first woman, with Tamlin Horne and Aileen Hughes rounding out the podium.

  • Isotopes to be televised

    By Lee VanHorn
    Submitted to the Optic

    The Albuquerque Isotopes, Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and SportsNet LA have reached an agreement for the network to televise select Isotopes home games as the Dodgers head into September call-ups.

    Five of Albuquerque’s remaining 10 home games will be aired on SportsNet LA on a tape-delayed basis. The Isotopes’ matchup against the Memphis Redbirds this Friday will be the first game televised through the agreement; the full TV schedule is below.

  • Starting the year with a vision

    In addition to hearing plenty from their coaches this season, local student-athletes are getting a motivational boost from special guest speakers as they kick off the fall.

    West Las Vegas High School, for example, has scheduled three dates in which speakers will address Dons and Lady Dons about different aspects of competition. The first of this series is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Gillie Lopez Gym, and it’s open to all WLV athletes and parents. Specifics on the guest speakers will be made available later, said new WLV athletic coordinator Richard Tripp.