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“Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Strikingly True” is a smart book to have.

Loaded with hundreds of full-color pictures and thousands of cool factlets, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Strikingly True” is one of those books you can rest assured kids will love to read because of the subject matter inside it.
What they’ll find in here will satisfy their curiosity and appeal to their sense of odd. Because this book is so browseable, it fits any attention span and several reading levels (although — beware — some of what’s in here might be too scary for smaller kids). And because it’s the same Ripley’s you grew up with, this is one of those books you can get caught reading, too.

SuperRun Classic Car show plans to return to Henderson Thursday through Sunday

SuperRun Classic Car Show, the largest classic car show in Southern Nevada featuring more than 1,000 muscle, classic and model cars, is returning to Henderson Thursday through Sunday. Art Kam, the director of the Las Vegas Crusin Association, said people from across the Las Vegas Valley and from California, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah come out to show off their cars.

Schools tap district’s crisis response team to cope with student deaths

Arbor View High School student Alyssa Otremba, 15, was killed Sept. 2 walking home from school, and 16-year-old Faith Lutheran Jr/Sr High School student Christina Portaro died Sept. 3 in an ATV accident in Brian Head, Utah. The schools and their administrators prepare for these tragedies so they are able to respond to their students’ needs in the most effective way possible.

People notice when we speak with our eyes

What’s with these people who close their eyelids when they talk to another person one-on-one during a conversation? I feel like a jerk standing there looking at their closed eyelids as they talk to me, waiting for them to open their eyes again near the end of their statements.

Dining pick of the week: Kunchorn

It’s becoming more difficult to make just one restaurant a favorite as more restaurants are discovered that are just as good, if not better, than the one you just found.

CASA’s Family Day encourages families to share mealtime

On Monday, gathering with the family to stamp out smoking, drinking and drug use will be part of a balanced meal.
The second annual “Family Day –– A Day to Eat with Your Children” is to be observed Monday. The occasion is intended to encourage families to remove distractions such as televisions and video games and have dinner together.

Things to do in Paradise/Downtown

n The UNLV Chamber Orchestra plans a free public concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Doc Rando Recital Hall at UNLV, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway.

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