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Sky Sox strike early in 11-1 rout of 51s

Tyler Cravy pitched eight sharp innings, and Colorado Springs totaled nine extra-base hits among its 19 hits as the Sky Sox routed the 51s 11-1 in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday at Cashman Field. Cravy held Las Vegas to one run on five hits and two walks and struck out five.

Entertainment

‘Suge’ Knight refuses to go to court hearing

Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight refused to leave his jail cell to attend a court hearing on robbery charges on Wednesday, saying he was ill, and a judge vowed to have him forcibly extracted if he did so again, a court spokeswoman said.

Business

Nation and World

Here are the new words in the dictionary

FWIW, new words have been added to the dictionary. The abbreviation that stands for “for what it’s worth” is among 1,700 new entries that have been added recently to the Merriam-Webster Unabridged dictionary, according to Merriam-Webster spokeswoman Meghan Lunghi and the unabridged dictionary’s website.

Opinion

New execution chamber an outrageous boondoggle

In a historic vote May 20, the Nebraska Legislature abolished the state’s death penalty. The vote was based on concerns about the high cost of capital punishment and a protracted appeals process that prevents families of murder victims from reaching closure. Nebraska is the first “red” state to repeal capital punishment, but Republicans have been leading efforts to repeal capital punishment in at least a half-dozen states.

Gross receipts taxes hurt economic growth

A very different Legislature, a consensus around significant changes to public education and the need to overhaul Nevada’s tax system have led to a wild ride in Carson City this year.

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