It was Oct. 12, 1972, and the big guy playing left field for the Detroit Tigers was Duke Sims. He was also playing for the right to go to the World Series, which would begin two days later. Sims was normally a catcher, but he carried a big bat, and he was a left-handed hitter. Tigers manager Billy Martin wanted to get that bat into his lineup.
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Try this on for size: In the 12 months ending last June 30, approximately 1,200 criminal complaints were opened against unlicensed contractors in the state. That includes a goodly percentage in Summerlin. Certainly any area with a heavy concentration of senior citizens, and especially those in Sun City Summerlin, is highly vulnerable to scammers.
Summerlin Parkway has always been viewed as one of the crown jewels of roadways in all of Las Vegas. It’s a scenic highway lined with beautiful foliage and centered in some locations by magnificent, towering royal palms that serve as a majestic welcoming spectacle for motorists entering Summerlin.
Two of the most spirited swimming meets this year in all of Nevada are on tap in October, and both meets will engage a horde of swimmers from Summerlin. The Nevada Senior Games are set for Oct. 5-6 at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Facility, and Slam the Dam is scheduled for Oct. 5 at Lake Mead.
Steve Mack is a pragmatic visionary. He’s also an outspoken individual. In fact, the partner in the new ownership of the Las Vegas 51s baseball team doesn’t mind saying it exactly the way he sees it.
There are some heavy hitters who would like to see the Las Vegas 51s hit a grand slam by relocating from Cashman Field to a new ballpark in Summerlin. Some have a sustained financial interest, some are concerned about the public interest, and still others have a deep Summerlin interest. Then there are the baseball purists, for whom the fans’ interest is uppermost. And that’s where Don Logan enters the picture.
One of the most dynamic undertakings in a valley that is well known for dynamic undertakings is beginning to take shape on more than 300 acres of undeveloped property in the heart of Summerlin.
Have residential burglaries been on the rise in Summerlin, justifying the jitters some residents are suffering? Indeed they have. But is it an epidemic, as some might suggest? Not in neighborhoods where there are efforts by residents to watch out for one another by keeping a close eye on who’s coming and going.
If many of you are like me and my wife, you saw the movie “42” sometime in recent weeks at the Suncoast and walked out of the theater raving about how much you had enjoyed the last two hours. I recall the days when I wrote about sports and covered baseball, in particular the Brooklyn Dodgers, for the Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J.
Members of the Southern Nevada N-Trakers are not just interested in model engines and rail cars that often sell for hundreds of dollars. It’s a lot more complex, such as the guage of the tracks, the voltage and the height and types of couplers that are used to connect rail cars and engines into a fully operating model train.
Who said the city doesn’t respond to a wake-up call? It may take a while to figure out how to shut off the alarm clock, but eventually it all comes together, in this case thanks to the traffic engineers in the city of Las Vegas’ Public Works Department.
Michael Phelps would be in awe to see the more than 400 medals won by Sun City Summerlin resident Freddy Leipziger over the years. And Leipziger, 85, earned them swimming competitively in six countries.
Maybe you’re among the many homeowners in Summerlin who recently received mail from a company called HomeServe, urging you to buy insurance against a rupture in the waterline that extends from the street to the foundation of your home.
It seems like not a day goes by that we’re not warned to beware of schemes from telephone callers, mail that invites you to a free lunch, or even guys in suits who ring your front door bell.
What does Dan Hays, a rugged-looking Sun City Summerlin resident who has been an active athlete all his life, do to avoid noshing on cookies, potato chips and pretzels while watching television in the evening? He knits hats for babies.
Try this on for size: You can now leave Summerlin in the morning and arrive in Los Angeles later the same day aboard streamlined, comfortable buses for only $4. And if you’re a senior citizen, a disabled person or 17 or younger, the same trip could be discounted for $3.
The four hours you spend in the classroom during the AARP Driver Safety Course could save your life.
There's a no-brainer sitting on the table down at City Hall that could benefit the city's coffers, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue and, of most importance, residents of Las Vegas who require emergency medical service.
If you think listeners from Summerlin and its immediate environs aren't tuned into what the guy on the radio is saying, in between his playing those smooth, golden oldies, then you're in for quite a shock.
How do you curtail, much less prevent, road recklessness and the accompanying mind-set, especially when there's a limited number of traffic officers? That was the question put to a relatively new homeowners association in northwest Las Vegas, and the result was the creation of a community accommodation campaign built around Prevent Any Roadway Tragedy, or PART.
With construction on the 106-acre Shops at Summerlin retail center set to resume next year, many are wondering what the 200-acre tract adjoining the site will become. The Howard Hughes Corp. is saving the site for "something special" could that include a new home for the Las Vegas 51s?
Could it be that Summerlin is leading the way toward an economic recovery for Las Vegas? After almost five years of inactivity, what will ultimately become the very heart of Summerlin has begun to make its long-awaited resurgence.
Think about this for a moment: their motto is "Life without a limb is limitless." Then you watch them display that motto on a softball field, and you become an instant believer.
Columnist shares story of his chance to reconnect with Jack Kemp 1996 vice presidential candidate and AFL championship quarterback of the 1964 Buffalo Bills in Sun City Summerlin.
Here's a reminder for the 29.1 percent of Sun City Summerlin homeowners who, during a special election in February 2009, either failed to vote or cast their ballots in opposition to the city's plan to build Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Station No. 107. Their action and inaction almost succeeded in killing one of the most important initiatives ever undertaken in Sun City.