For the past two years, Wayne Dobson has been bothered by people showing up at his house because Sprint and some tracking software wrongly shows their missing phones are inside. But since the Review-Journal wrote about his case, a new group of people is bothering him: reporters.
He has had interview requests from various outlets, including "Inside Edition" and "Charlie Rose," he said.
He’s happy to have the story out there, but he’s overwhelmed by the level of interest. He has turned down almost every request.
"What am I going to say to Charlie Rose?" Dobson said.
Who says a federal judge can’t have a sense of humor?
Local lawyer Charles C. Lobello was sentenced last week to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to tax evasion and admitted owing $260,625 in income taxes between 2001 and 2005.
The judge ordered Lobello to report to federal prison by April 15. You know, tax day.
Harry Reid is more tech savvy than a lot of 73-year-olds. He is on Twitter and Facebook. He listens to an iPod and downloads the occasional app.
But he still is a septuagenarian in a wired and rapidly changing world.
Consider the recent exchange Reid had on KNPR’s "State of Nevada" radio talk show, when host Dave Becker asked him what can be done about violent video games.
Reid: "Frankly I do not know. I don’t do video games. … I am not for, what is it called? Birds? What is it called?"
Becker: "Angry Birds."
Reid: "I don’t do that."
Las Vegas City Councilman Bob Coffin probably killed any chance of working for any chamber of commerce north of Goldfield with this quip about the upcoming legislative session in Carson City.
"It is almost like a sentence to go back up to Carson City for the winter," said Coffin, who served in the Legislature from 1982 to 2010.
TWEET OF THE WEEK: @DMBfan41cnLV Just saw a guy standing on Industrial Rd wearing nothing but a towel trying to flag down a cab #Vegas
BONUS TWEET: @jrmlitig8r (in response to pictures of icy fountains at Caesars Palace [below] Tuesday morning) some will see this as conclusive proof that hell has finally frozen over. #sincity