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The Data: July 13-19
July 13, 2014
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
At a monthly Toastmasters meeting, Mensa member Lauren Sheer explains her duties as grammarian, which involve noting grammatical errors fellow members make during their speeches.
Las Vegas’ genius club: Yes, we do have a Mensa chapter
July 13, 2014
Las Vegas isn't known for its book smarts, but it does have its share of residents with unusually high IQs. Its chapter of Mensa was founded almost 40 years ago and has 351 members from Southern Nevada and northern Arizona.
Get your kids ready for takeoff
July 13, 2014
Traveling can be as stressful for parents as it is for the guy whose seat back Junior keeps kicking, so here are some tips to prepare for the flight ...
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi opened the Migraine Relief Center in 2012, treating patients with surgery rather than through traditional oral medications.
For those who have had it up to here with migraine headaches
July 13, 2014
Has plastic surgery uncovered the cure for migraines? A Las Vegas physician thinks so, and he's dedicated his business to it ...
Managing partners of the Geary Company, John Dalrymple and Jim McKusick, are celebrating the company's 45th anniversary. The local advertising firm's first client was Elvis Presley and they have memorabilia of him about the office.
‘It all started with Elvis,’ and now it’s local advertising royalty
July 6, 2014
It started out as a "mom and pop" business with one client — albeit it an exceptionally well-known client. These days, its client list runs from A to Z (Paul Anka to Pia Zadora) and stretches its wings across the country.
David Siegel, Founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, is hoisted up over 200 feet to remove the LVH letters off the main sign of Westgate's newly purchased property, Tuesday July 1, 2014.
A new beginning for old LVH
July 6, 2014
Westgate's owner has major renovation plans for the building that brought Elvis to Las Vegas.
The Data: July 6-12
July 6, 2014
All of the information your business needs: Bid opportunities, bankruptcies filed and building permits issued. To add to our data, email us at [email protected]
The Notes: Vegas business in review July 6-12
July 6, 2014
In the Notes: Grass Roots juice bar, Towbin Dodge, MGM Resorts International, Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, OneClick Cleaners and more ...
It’s time for state colleges to get some control
July 6, 2014
Community colleges should be innovating grass-roots programs to help their regions, but centralized governance can stifle that. In Nevada, it seems like that's exactly what's happening ...
An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
Caesars, already swimming in debt, headed toward the deep end
July 6, 2014
Despite owing $24 billion, the company has its sights set on big projects domestically and in the Far East.
Lauren Scott
Transgender and Republican: Lauren Scott could make history in November
July 6, 2014
Lauren Scott is a renewable energy consultant who worked on John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2004. So why is she running for state Assembly on the GOP ticket?
Rushelle Kiesel works out during a boxing group class at the UFC Gym, 4360 Blue Diamond Road, on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
How to train like a warrior
July 6, 2014
Only seven UFC Gyms existed nationwide five years ago. But bolstered by the purchase of the L.A. Boxing franchise, there now are more than 120. And the people training in them aren't just competitive athletes. They are accountants, homemakers and schoolteachers — everyday folks just trying to get in shape.
Jong Jin Lee, left, 73, gives a lesson to Sam Lee (not related), 64, at the Nevada Table Tennis Center, 4063 Renate Dr. (Chinatown Mall), Wednesday, June 25, 2014.
Back and forth with ‘The Machine,’ a Korean table tennis master
July 6, 2014
Nestled away in Chinatown, down a back alley, the Nevada Table Tennis Center isn’t a high-visibility place. There is no storefront for the center, just a miniature replica table hanging by the entrance and some hard-to-spot signs on the window. But take a quick listen from outside and ...
Mary Vail has been organizing food drives for the past 15 years.
Woman shows philanthropy can be as easy as shopping for groceries
July 6, 2014
In 15 years, Mary Vail has collected more than 26 tons of food for needy families in Southern Nevada.
Michael Kagan is co-director of the Immigration Clinic at UNLV. The portraits behind him are of refugees he has encountered.
Many lawyers for many laws
July 6, 2014
More than 250 sub-areas of practice are covered among 70 core areas of law, so picking the right legal specialty can come down to an attorney’s personal interests ...
People on the Move: July 6-12
July 6, 2014
In the People: Julie Bauman, Maurica Brown, Diann Ward, Keiba Crear, Michael Saunders, Kylie Richter, George Bailey, Dan Giraldo, Andrea Small-Howard, J. Brin Gibson, Michael LaBar, Michael Shaffner, Dr. Amy Darukhanavala, Lynne Adams, Michael Nunez, Christina Leavitt and more ...
(From right) Rheina Delmundo carries out a small table from her daughter's room as she and family ready for another military move Monday, June 16, 2014.  A1C Jake Carter stands by with Nellis AFB public affairs to ensure things go smoothly.
For members of the military, moves are common but rarely routine
July 6, 2014
This is the peak moving season for military families. Apart from all the packing and unpacking, there's a new city to learn, new friends to make and a load of paperwork to fill out. For some families, that's life every few years ...
A view of a playground in the Sagewood community in Henderson Monday, Sept. 26, 2011.
A few rules can help your child stay safe at the playground
July 6, 2014
Each year, more than 200,000 children are injured on playgrounds nationally, mostly from falling off equipment. If you don't want your kid to be in that group, here's some advice on how to prevent injuries.
The List: Commercial real estate developers
July 6, 2014
Find out about commercial real estate developers. This week, we rank them by square feet developed as of April 30.
Life hacks, Part 1: 51 tips to make your life easier
Life hacks, Part 1: 51 tips to make your life easier
June 29, 2014
There are all kinds of simple tricks to repurpose everyday household items to make your life easier ...
UFC President Dana White, left, and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta were acquaintances in high school, but became fast friends years later at chance meeting at a wedding when they bonded over their enjoyment of combat sports.
Two sides of the octagon: White, Fertitta are opposites who’ve built UFC into something big
June 29, 2014
Dana White is brash and loud. Lorenzo Fertitta is quiet and calculating. Their personalities have fit together perfectly to build the UFC into a sports powerhouse ...
People on the Move: June 29-July 5
June 29, 2014
In the people: Renee Guglielmetti, Jan Rouven, Lauren Traveller, Estela Castro-Garcia, Amy Wiles, Chris Brooks, Susan Lednicky, Bruce Alverson, Raul Espiritu and more ...
Denee Benton and Cody Jamison Strand in the second national tour of the nine-time Tony Award-winning “The Book of Mormon” now at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts through July 6, 2014.
Local Mormon church has fun with musical
June 29, 2014
It even bought advertising in the playbill for "The Book of Mormon" at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts ...
Hemenway Harbor in Lake Mead National Recreation Area seen from Boulder City on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.
How dry we are: Nevada desperate for a drink
June 29, 2014
A 14-year drought continues to drain Lake Mead. Elected officials can’t be allowed to ignore the issue.
The Notes: June 29-July 5
June 29, 2014
In the Notes: Tenaya Creek Brewery, Wirtz Beverage Nevada, Xyience Xenergy, FirstService Residential Realty, Aliante Casino, Matt Smith Physical Therapy, Sin City Brewing Co., Lev Restaurant Group and more ...
Gregory Mills, Bryon Mills and Daniel Anderson, from Mills & Mills Law Group, discuss the firm’s website nevadapowerlaw.com.
Website guides users through do-it-yourself family law
June 29, 2014
Mills & Mills Law Group spent a year developing a website to save clients time and money handling family matters. Users can work on their own divorce, custody, adoption, guardianship and termination of parental rights paperwork, then work with an attorney to finish the process.
Joseph Beck, center left, and Elizabeth Krmpotich speak during a memorial service for their brother Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer Alyn Beck at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Las Vegas. Two suspects shot and killed Beck, 41, and fellow police officer Igor Soldo, 31, in an ambush at a Las Vegas restaurant Sunday, June 8, 2014, before fatally shooting a third person inside a nearby Wal-Mart, authorities said.
Nevada slow on the draw with gun legislation
June 29, 2014
The state has a long and proud tradition of gun ownership unencumbered by government regulation. Recent shootings in Newtown, Conn.; Aurora, Colo., and of two Metro officers in Las Vegas may be changing the majority of the public's attitude about gun control, but is there any political will to act?
A group of Summerlin residents and hikers look at the beautiful colors in the Red Rock recreational area during a hike at the Calico Basin Trail.
Five basics for safely hiking and camping in the desert Southwest
June 29, 2014
Tony Nester is a wilderness survival instructor who has called the outdoors his office for more than two decades. He has written books on survival training, worked with movie stars, and offered advice in Outside Magazine and on the Discovery Channel. Yet, even someone with his experience and knowledge can make a boneheaded mistake hiking in the Southwest. If you're going to explore nature ...
UNLV University Libraries' Patrick Griffis poses Sept. 6, 2013, at UNLV.
Ten must-reads for business managers
June 29, 2014
What books are best for a crash-course in management? Which offer the most relevant tips and tricks? VEGAS INC asked business authorities and management consultants for their take ...
With humor, Maggie Speak guides wannabe contestants through the course of the day during auditions for "Jeopardy!" at the Venetian in Las Vegas on Monday, June 23, 2014.
Knowledge isn’t always enough with ‘Jeopardy!’
June 29, 2014
Smarts, personality and luck are needed for anyone hoping to land a spot on the long-running quiz show.

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