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Las Vegas USO volunteer complains about nonprofit leaders’ pay

USO volunteer Jack Ross is happy with USO’s effort to assist armed forces personnel at McCarran International Airport and other lounges and clubs around the world, but he is disappointed that the nonprofit’s top administrator makes more in his salary package than the base pay for President Barack Obama.

Red suits to flood city during Las Vegas Great Santa Run

In a city full of unusual sights, few outshine that of several thousand Santas ambling down the street en masse. The Las Vegas Great Santa Run is set to return to downtown Dec. 7, and organizers hope for a record number of attendees to the event, which benefits Opportunity Village.

Have more than milk with that cookie at Gimme Some Sugar

After four years of catering to Southern Nevada’s sweet tooth, Gimme Some Sugar is expanding its business model to open a wine and dessert bar in Henderson. Whether it’s with peanut butter and jelly macarons or chocolate brownies, owners Kristen LoVullo and Ashley Mastowski have been working to find the right beverages that pair with their pastries.

Children treated for flu-like symptoms at the Rio

Fire officials said 18 people, including 13 children from a youth football team from Santa Monica, Calif., were transported from the Rio to area hospitals Friday morning after experiencing flu-like symptoms. The children ranged in age from 7 to 9. About 20 children were being treated for flu-like symptoms at the Rio Friday morning.

Pulse of creativity: Heart art exhibit raises funds for St. Jude

Heart art is making its way across the Las Vegas Valley, and its latest stop is the JW Marriott and Rampart Casino, 221 N. Rampart Blvd. The Traveling Hearts of Las Vegas exhibit brings culture to the suburbs, but it has a more altruistic motive: The heart sculptures are auctioned off with the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Kids get taste of dance life performing ‘The Nutcracker’

The holidays bring traditions such gathering around the table for favorite foods, the scent of the Christmas tree and performances of “The Nutcracker.” The Las Vegas Ballet Company plans to present the traditional ballet at 7 p.m. Dec. 20, with 2 p.m. matinees scheduled Dec. 21-23 at Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.

Naming Las Vegas: Rachel’s Kitchen not named for owner

Popular with locals, Rachel’s Kitchen just celebrated its first year of operation at 9691 Trailwood Drive in Summerlin, one of its five Las Vegas Valley locations. So, who is the Rachel behind the name?

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