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August 23, 2014

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* RESTAURANT DAMAGED -- A fire this morning at the Cafe Michelle West restaurant caused $150,000 in damage. Las Vegas Fire Department was notified about 3:30 a.m. of the fire at 2800 W. Sahara Ave. When firefighters arrived, there was heavy smoke coming from the two-storing building. The fire originated at the south end of the building near the kitchen, said fire department spokesman Timothy Szymanski. It was put out in about 15 minutes. The cause was under investigation. The fire was discovered by a Metro Police officer who noticed smoke and went to investigate, Szymanski said. He found one room fully involved in flames, he said. No injuries were reported.

* JUDGE'S HEARING -- A July 10 hearing has been set for Clark County Family Court Judge Terrance Marren to address charges that he took too much time to make decisions on three divorce cases. Marren will appear before the state Judicial Discipline Commission during a morning session in the Gaming Control Board hearing room at the Sawyer State Office Building on Washington Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. Earlier this year, the commission released a formal statement of charges against Marren, a judge with Family Court since its creation five years ago. He now serves in Juvenile Court. The complaint against Marren says he violated the code of judicial conduct by failing to "promptly, efficiently and fairly" rule on three cases. Potential punishments range from counseling to fines to removal from the bench. A judge also could be ordered by the commission to make a public apology.

* PARKINSON'S SYMPOSIUM -- The National Parkinson's Foundation is hosting a symposium, "Parkinson's Disease -- Current Trends and Management," at the Palace Station hotel-casino from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The latest information on research, medicine, surgical procedures, therapy, nutrition and care giving will be discussed. The symposium will feature a panel of three physicians. The conference will be in the Tracks 1 and 2 conference rooms. It is being sponsored by Columbia Sunrise Hospital and the National Parkinson's Foundation.

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