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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Mil Gracias

    We wish to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to everyone who participated in the first annual Parent/Community Institute on June 19. We extend a special “thank you” to exhibitors, guest presenters and the local businesses who provided door prizes. It would not have been possible to implement this function without the help of our volunteers, so a special thanks to you as well. Last but not least, we would like to thank West Las Vegas High School for the use of its facilities. We look forward to providing this training again next year.

    Maria Montoya

  • Letter: Let’s make city a safe place

    Now a 9-year-old girl has been hit by a driver allegedly using a cell phone. What is going to be done about this?

    The judge must fine offenders.  Police must write tickets. The city has a responsibility to increase educational efforts. The ordinance must be modified to increase fines for the offense.

    Let’s make our city a better place, a safe place for our children.

    Bruce G. McAllister

    Las Vegas

  • Work of Art: A melon collie tail

    What are the chances? There are about a third of a billion people in the U.S., and two of us see the same person — a stranger — twice, though we’re hundreds of miles away?

    That’s too much of a coincidence, but stay with me and help me unravel this sighting matter.

    A while back, on the first Rail Runner trip for most of us, my family and I drove to Santa Fe’s South Capital Station to board the train for Albuquerque. There, I saw a man I swore had donned a half cantaloupe as a way of keeping cool.

  • Editorial: A Campos coverup?

    The administration of the Las Vegas City Schools should keep the school board in the loop on major developments — good or bad.

    But it looks as if former Superintendent Pete Campos fell far short of that goal when the state activities association placed Robertson High School’s football team on probation for two years. He apparently didn’t even bother to tell the board.

    We found out about the probation last week from a lawsuit filed by the victims of the sexual assaults at the varsity football team’s camp in the Gallinas Canyon in August 2008.

  • Letter: Mil Gracias

    The Meadow City Umpires Tournament, held June 18-19 at the Rodriquez Baseball Complex, was a successful event. My gratitude is extended to all the participants — players, umpires, bookkeepers, and fans — and certainly to the sponsors whose contributions allowed the two-day tourney to become a reality.

    Sponsors were All-Terrain Transmissions, Community First Bank, Divine Dental, Expert Auto Detail, Hair Innovations, Hillcrest Restaurant, Pam’s Flowers, Subway and Urban Wear.

  • Letter: A dangerous precedent

    I’m angry. I’m angry at the depth and breadth of the hypocrisy exposed by this Val Kilmer “issue.” What happened to the “clear and present danger” that could have affected the county’s health and safety county attorney Jesus Lopez advised would result if the commission approved Mr. Kilmer’s application?

  • Editorial: Equality, rights and liberties

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to

  • As It Is: Let’s not deny the truth

    Recently, the Las Vegas Council passed a resolution condemning the new law in Arizona requiring police officers to check the immigration status of anyone they stop or detain whom they suspect is in the United States illegally.

    Will this lead to racial profiling? Many believe it will; I’m with them.