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April 19, 2014

Las Vegas Sun

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Former Durango basketball star not quitting in fight for donated kidney

Former Durango basketball star not quitting in fight for donated kidney

Posted 2:00 a.m.

Martrel Johnson could have done anything he wanted on the basketball court. Against any opponent. “We called him the man child,” says Al La Rocque, his former coach at Durango High. “When he came in as a freshman ...

The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.

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The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.

The Strip

Harmon tower set to fall — with a whimper

Posted 2:00 a.m.

One by one, the grand old dames of the Strip outlived their charms — the Dunes, Stardust and Aladdin — and down they came, thanks to some well-rigged dynamite, in a booming flash of bravado and showmanship that became this city’s staple ...

Education

Las Vegas students reach national level in math and science competition

Las Vegas students reach national level in math and science competition

Posted 2:00 a.m.

A Las Vegas high school and middle school will be represented in Washington, D.C., at the National Science Bowl.

News

Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 photo Jude Kilburn, of Yorkshire, England, runs across the finish line of the Boston Marathon while on vacation in Boston. With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s greatest races, the 118th Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014, could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

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In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 photo Jude Kilburn, of Yorkshire, England, runs across the finish line of the Boston Marathon while on vacation in Boston. With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the ...

Posted 12:20 a.m.

With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of ...

The Kats Report

Guy Fieri opens Strip restaurant in hair-raising fashion

Guy Fieri works a patio grill at The Quad helping to serve burgers to fans outside his first Las Vegas restaurant, Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar on Friday, April 4, 2014.

Guy Fieri is playing the Strip, and this is all too appropriate. The UNLV graduate (he has a degree in hospitality management) is a spicy figure, to put it mildly. Adorned with a lot of good ink up and down his arms, his ...

Posted 2:08 p.m.

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