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CSN professor’s take on ‘A Christmas Carol’ tweaks its tune

Douglas Baker, theater professor at the College of Southern Nevada, adapted Charles Dickens’ book “A Christmas Carol” into the one man, three-unmatched-chair production “One Christmas Carol.” For 13 years, Douglas portrayed 32 voices on a simple set and found success and returning audiences in Las Vegas.

Literary Las Vegas: Joyce Vought-Klopp Gilbert

Downtown Las Vegas resident Joyce Vought-Klopp Gilbert, who writes under the pen name C.J. Comstock, was inspired to write during the decades she spent in prison. The author wasn’t an inmate; she was a corrections officer in Pennsylvania, first at a women’s prison and then at Graterford Prison, the fourth-largest men’s prison in the country, where she worked as a training sergeant. One inmate inspired her to take up poetry, and a second encouraged her efforts in fiction.

Book Briefs

This week’s book event highlights include a new media expert’s lecture on the ethics of digital ditching, the All-Stars Slam of Poetry and readings by UNLV students at NeonLit.

Freeze warning set for Southern Nevada tonight, early Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a “freeze warning” from 10 p.m. tonight until 9 a.m. Tuesday. Weather is expected to dip to between 23 degrees and 30 degrees throughout the valley.

Three hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning at home

A family of three was hospitalized Sunday morning after sustaining carbon monoxide poisoning because of a gas fireplace, the Las Vegas Fire Department said.

Area vets remember Pearl Harbor, 70 years later

Even 70 years after the “date which will live in infamy,” horrific memories of the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor still burn in the minds of veterans who survived the attack.