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EDUCATION NOTEBOOK

A LA CARTE

The Las Vegas Epicurean Affair is scheduled for Thursday at The Pools at the Palazzo, 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

Students’ news smarts pay off in Las Vegas competition

Take note, kids: Read newspapers and win a trip to Sea World.
It worked for Martin Middle School students who received a trip to San Diego for winning A Test for Excellence, a competition that assesses students’ knowledge about current events.

Last days of Oscar’s reign

It’s Oscar Goodman’s final luncheon with the Clark County Bar Association as the mayor of Las Vegas. Someone makes the mistake of calling it his “last.” “Last? Last?!?,” he asks in disbelief. “Everyone’s talking about it’s my last this or my last that. It’s not like I’m dying or anything.” Discussing the quickly approaching end of his 12-year reign as the “World’s Happiest Mayor” is, understandably, a touchy subject. He gets a bit emotional. After all, he swears in the new mayor July 6.

Showgirl shares tales from her time with Oscar Goodman

Porsha Revesz weighs in on her years on Oscar Goodman’s elbow promoting the city as a showgirl with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “He’s straightforward. There’s nothing fake about him. I’ll miss my good friend,” she said of the soon to be term limited mayor.

Tester conducts common car accidents for benefit of police, investigators

Rusty Haight cruises straight ahead at 50 mph in a Ford Crown Victoria — a “baby” buckled into a car seat in back. He nears a short line of cars waiting to his left. The second car in line bumps the first — an empty Hyundai Sonata — pushing it directly into Haight’s path.

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