WEEK IN REVIEW: Reporters’ notebook

During a special Earth Day event at Lake Mead National Recreation Area Monday, vegetation manager Alice Newton enthusiastically guided visitors around the park’s newly renovated plant nursery.

Newton seemed especially excited about the facility’s new, eco-friendly office building, which replaced a rundown old trailer that she said “barely kept the rain off of us.”

Newton even showed off the small employee break room and its dedicated mini-fridge, a modest luxury for staff members who might otherwise have to store their lunches alongside their research.

“You don’t keep dead animal specimens in there?” joked one member of the tour group.

“No dead animal specimens,” Newton replied, “unless you’re planning to eat them.”


OVERHEARD IN THE REVIEW-JOURNAL NEWSROOM: “Actually this has to do with the Carmen Miranda rule, which says that if the suspect is wearing a hat made out of fruit you can’t touch him.”

AS THE OLD SAYING GOES: Let he who is without spelling errors cast the first stone.

But some mistakes are just too good to let slip.

On Monday, Clark County sent out a news release about a special event slated for Tuesday morning. Only the release had a word misspelled, so they sent out a correction later in the day. Or, as the subject line of the second email called it, a “CORRCTION.”

How mbarrassing.


TWEET OF THE WEEK: @NormanChad (columnist and poker play-by-play man) If Las Vegas taxi drivers worked the Sahara Desert, people would run out of money before they ran out of water.

BONUS TWEET: @NormanChad Actually, every fare in the Sahara Desert would be a long-haul, so that’s a dream locale for Las Vegas taxi drivers.

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