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Zigler services set

Funeral services are scheduled for local writer, editor and communications specialist Mike Zigler, who died Thursday at age 29. He was the director of communications for MGM Grand. His services are set for 6 p.m. at Cental Christian Church at 1001...

Readers weigh in on Metro crash column

Comments keep coming on Wednesday’s column on the senseless death of Metro Officer Milburn Beitel, who was killed Oct. 7 after an on-duty accident in which he was traveling 71 mph in a posted 45 mph and not wearing a seat belt. As some of the large...

A case against the Internet gambling ban

Michael Hiltzik in the Los Angeles Times this week writes persuasively about the absurdity of banning Internet gambling. Here is a snippet: “’Martians might have a difficult time understanding that if you play poker online for money in the state of...

King to appear on Osgood Sunday program

Talk about a couple of nice guys getting together for a chat. Harrah’s Las Vegas comic/magician Mac King is scheduled to appear on “Sunday Morning With Charles Osgood." King is approaching his 10th anniversary at Harrah's. By my unofficial count,...

Mr. President, this is funny stuff

Let’s start Sunday with a laugh. From Jimmy Fallon comes this great one: “Along with the Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama also gets $1.4 million. $1.4 million. Usually, to get a check that big you need to blackmail David Letterman.” Here are a few...