WEEK IN REVIEW: Reporters' notebook


Normally, we don't get too excited about typos in newspapers in other states, but this one appeared in a recent story about Ralph Lamb, Clark County's longtime "cowboy sheriff." And it appeared on the front page of the Los Angeles Times.

Also, it's hilarious.

The sentence was supposed to say: "But cracks eventually appeared in Lamb's public persona."

Instead, an extra "t" was inadvertently added to the end of the first word.

Or maybe we're reading it wrong. Maybe Lamb's public persona just needed to hike up its pants.

HENRY BREAN

Say goodbye to another institution that sprouted more than two decades ago to tackle the federal Energy Department's plans for a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain. Clark County's Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Advisory Committee held what will probably be its last meeting on Wednesday.

Irene Navis, Clark County's Nuclear Waste Division manager, said the committee is running out of money because the federal program is not moving forward and there is no appropriation for oversight funding. Her remaining four employees will be seeking other jobs or retiring when the division is closed out in December.

"I think we have done a good job of capturing the potential impacts and have done a good job reaching out to the public and gauging public perception. People have always been concerned about the public safety impact," Navis said. "It's been quite the ride for sure."

KEITH ROGERS

Looks like Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa got it right in June when she rejected Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s bid to get out of jail early.

Attorneys for the boxer argued for his release to spare him from bad food and other "inhumane" conditions at the Clark County Detention Center that threatened to ruin his physique and destroy his boxing career.

Flash forward to Aug. 3 and Mayweather's release from the county jail: Shortly after climbing behind the wheel of his Bentley and driving off to celebrate his freedom, he posted a picture of himself on Twitter. The dude is ripped.

HENRY BREAN

 

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