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WEEK IN REVIEW: Reporters’ Notebook

Because Immigration Court cases sometimes hinge on family relationships, judges often ask those who appear before them whether any family members are citizens or lawful residents of the United States. During a recent morning docket, Judge Ronald Mullins asked a young man from the Philippines whether he had “ever had a child.”

“Not that I know of,” the man said sheepishly.

Mullins tried again. “Have you ever fathered a child?”

The man replied: “Hopefully not.”

LYNNETTE CURTIS

A total of 80 points were scored, including touchdowns on a 100-yard interception return and a 26-yard fumble return. Each team ran back a kickoff for a score.

Thursday’s MAACO Bowl Las Vegas was a complete blowout, but it featured plenty of fireworks.

When it was over, the question on everybody’s lips was: Why didn’t this eighth-ranked Boise State team get invited to play in a Bowl Championship Series game?

Here’s a better question: Is it too much to ask for the best football game of the year at Sam Boyd Stadium to actually involve UNLV in some way?

HENRY BREAN

A reporter interviewed a family for a Christmas story about a teenage girl gathering gifts for battered women and their children spending the holiday in shelters. The mother quipped that we should take care of our own kids more, referencing celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who adopt children from Third World countries.

“There’s homeless kids right here,” she said.

TREVON MILLIARD

TWEET OF THE WEEK: @mgsquires (Las Vegas Sun editor Michael Squires) ESPN is getting some serious mileage out of that footage of a monkey riding a dog. Can’t say I blame them. Journalistic gold.

BONUS TWEET OF THE WEEK: @kmcannonphoto (Review-Journal photographer K.M. Cannon) Marijuana is indeed a gateway drug. Showtime’s “Weeds” no longer does it for me. I’ve moved on to AMC’s “Breaking Bad.”

 

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