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September 2, 2014

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Photo: Students flip their tassels during UNLV's commence
They come, they study, they stay: Report says Las Vegas is fertile ground for foreign students
Behind the global tourist destination that is the Strip and a premier hotel college at UNLV, Las Vegas has the fifth-highest rate in the country in retaining international students ...
Photo: Members of Arsenal wait backstage before a perform
Real rockers Arsenal fuel ‘Rock of Ages’ at the Venetian
“Rock of Ages,” which is deep into its second year at the Venetian, features a dynamite cast of Broadway-caliber performers but leans heavily on a live band at the back of the stage. ...
Passing more laws isn’t the answer
In the Aug. 24 letter “Will NRA back this plan?” responding to Nicholas Kristof’s comment comparing gun and auto deaths, the writer states “at least auto operators must have insurance to protect second and third parties.”
Get ready for a smoke-free Las Vegas
Smoke-free casinos in Las Vegas? Absolutely, yes!
School situation is no surprise
Three years ago, when I was forced into retirement (after 30 years of excellent performance reviews in Michigan and Clark County) and replaced by a younger, grant-sponsored, less expensive “newbie,” I contacted the personnel department about substitute teaching. While still employed by the district, I was instructed to go online and complete the application process, including new transcripts (from the 1960s-70s no less), a new tuberculosis test and new fingerprinting — all at my expense.
My electronic summer by the lake
It’s a lovely evening at my wife’s shared summer home, next to Lake Winnipesaukee. The water is perfectly calm, and the night is clear; the occasional late-August shooting star rushes up the sky dome to the Milky Way.
Could Disney drones make us spend even more at theme parks?
I’m trying to imagine the future of drones flying over Disney World.
Is everyone a little bit racist?
Let’s start with what we don’t know: the precise circumstances under which a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot dead an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown.

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