Billionaire Packer linked to key Strip parcel

The long dormant site that once housed the New Frontier and was subject of the Strip’s most expensive real estate could become active once again. Bloomberg News Service reported Thursday that Australian billionaire James Packer had acquired a portion of the loan covering the 34.5-acre site and would consider building a hotel-casino on the land.

State takes responsibility for hobbling juvenile inmates

The director of the Nevada Department of Health And Human Services on Thursday said his department takes responsibility for the institutional abuse allegations of juvenile inmates at the Nevada Youth Training Center in Elko. Romaine Gilliland spoke during a hearing on the issue held by Clark County Family Court Judge William Voy.

Dow Jones plummets 300 points in 1 day

The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled more than 300 points Thursday, its worst one-day drop since February. The plunge snapped a string of five straight monthly gains, and pushed the blue-chip index to a slight loss for the year.

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Ali gloves sell at auction for about $400,000

The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000.

CCSD approaches school year short 650 teachers

Less than a month before classes begin, the Clark County School District is short 650 teachers, according to officials who struggle almost every summer to recruit the army of teachers needed at its 357 schools.

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Ali gloves sell at auction for about $400,000

The gloves that boxing great Muhammad Ali wore in his legendary 1971 fight against Joe Frazier in what became known as the Fight of the Century sold at auction on Thursday for almost $400,000.

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Famed casting director to receive posthumous Emmy

Veteran casting director Marion Dougherty will posthumously receive the 2014 Governors Award from the Television Academy at the Aug. 24 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the Academy announced on Thursday.

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