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VALLEY INCIDENT

Woman shot, killed in industrial area

A woman in her 20s was shot and killed Saturday morning in an industrial area near Valley View Boulevard and Harmon Avenue.

Las Vegas police said the woman called police at 8:25 a.m. claiming she was shot in an empty lot just north of 4620 S. Valley View Blvd.

When authorities arrived the woman, between 20 and 25 years old, was dead, according to police.

Anybody with information on the shooting is asked to call the homicide section at 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

GUARDIAN ANGEL CATHEDRAL

Mass to be celebrated for deacon candidates

A Mass will be celebrated today for applicants who are studying to become permanent deacons in the Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas.

The Rite of Candidacy will formally recognize 23 people who in August began studies that culminate in their ordination in 2011 as permanent deacons in the diocese. After they are ordained, the permanent deacons, all of whom are lay members of the Catholic Church, will be able to assist in such functions as performing wedding ceremonies and baptisms.

Topics that will be covered during the candidates’ three-year course of study include Scripture, preaching, the sacraments, prayer and service in the diocese and the world.

Today’s Rite of Candidacy ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. at Guardian Angel Cathedral, 302 Cathedral Way.

REPORT BY RESEARCHERS

Seven orcas missing from Puget Sound

Seven Puget Sound killer whales are missing and presumed dead in what could be the biggest decline among the sound’s orcas in nearly a decade, say scientists who carefully track the endangered animals.

“This is a disaster,” Ken Balcomb, a senior scientist at the Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island, said Friday. “The population drop is worse than the stock market.”

While the official census won’t be completed until December, the total number of live “southern resident” orcas now stands at 83.

The loss of the seven whales would be the biggest decline among the Puget Sound orcas since 1999, Balcomb said.

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