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Former NBA star Darryl Dawkins dies at 58

Darryl Dawkins, a 15-season star National Basketball Association star most known as "Chocolate Thunder" for his dunks and flamboyant play, died at 58 on Thursday, according to a Philadelphia area media report.



30 ways to increase your take-home income

A sudden promotion or raise might seem unlikely, but there are many ways to boost your paycheck that you might not have considered. Read on to discover 30 ways to increase your take-home income — some of these might even improve your quality of life at the same time.

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LETTERS: Apologists dodge chancellor's troubling issues

Apologists Michael Yackira and Elaine Wynn shoot the messengers — reporter Bethany Barnes and the Review-Journal editorial page staff — for not fairly representing Chancellor Dan Klaich and the work he has done for the Nevada System of Higher Education ("NSHE's Klaich deserves praise for efforts," July 26 Review-Journal). But the op-ed by Mr. Yackira and Ms. Wynn didn't provide any information relevant to specific issues such as: Mr. Klaich contracting a counter report to the SRI International report; the Mario Martinez funding formula and Lincy Institute actions; alleged plagiarism of intellectual property of the Brookings Institute; the hiring of Catherine Cortez Masto in apparent violation of NSHE's Equal Employment Opportunity and affirmative action hiring policies; and the actions to secure budgetary support for the medical school in Southern Nevada.

EDITORIAL: Bureaucracy, politics caused teacher shortage

The Clark County School District's shortage of teachers is a massive policy failure compounded by protectionism. By retaining bureaucratic barriers to the licensing of educators, the system is forced to fill hundreds of classrooms with the very people those barriers are designed to keep out of schools.


Sample your way through 6 Wolfgang Puck Bar restaurants

The third annual Sip & Savor event, a dine-around of six Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group restaurants that benefits Keep Memory Alive, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Spago at the Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South.