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Reader-submitted photos and adoptable pets, Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2014

View Neighborhood News readers send photos of their pets and everyday lives, and View features photos of pets ready for adoption each week. To submit a photo, email View copy editor Anne King at or mail to View, C/O Anne King, 1111 W. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89125. Photos cannot be returned, and due to the high volume, they are often scheduled a month or two in advance.

Small Plates: 17 Degrees South and ‘Taste of Beirut’

7° South, which gets its name from the Polynesian islands 17 degrees south of the equator, opened in June. The tropically themed restaurant and bar has an extensive selection of craft beers and exotic cocktails (Laid Back Lychee Martini, anyone?) and a casual menu available during all opening hours.

How to hide, secure data on phones

Beyond setting up passcodes, some phones have additional tools for hiding or securing sensitive photos and documents stored on the phone, particularly if you need to lend or show your phone to someone. Here’s a closer look at some of those options.

Chicago pizza tour may surprise

In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza, tourists wouldn’t know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices — unless they went on a pizza tour.

Dealing with chronic pain

In medicine, we use the term “vital signs” to describe the most basic bodily functions: heart beat, blood pressure, breathing rate, and temperature. They are vital to life. Pain has recently been named the “5th vital sign” in order to elevate it to the same level and urge proper treatment.

Say it with me: Child abuse is never love … never

Everything we need to know about how and why Adrian Peterson could and did deliver a savage beating to his 4-year-old son is summed up in the words of Peterson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin: “Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. … He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas. Adrian has never hidden from what happened.”