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The Unsung List
More under-the-radar individuals and groups
Thursday, June 19, 2008
There are more Las Vegans making a difference in our community than you might think. Meet some of the city's unsung heroes.
The heavenly hitter
Glen Lerner addresses controversy, why he’s hated by the media—and his personal relationship with God
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Lerner’s in the makeup chair, readying for his next commercial, whose campy script calls for Lerner to narrowly escape an oncoming car. Lerner is the self-professed Heavy Hitter of personal-injury lawyers—“Many of our clients have received settlements of over One Million Dollars ($1,000,000.00)!” his website screams. He’s practiced law in town for nearly 20 years, the last 10 of which he’s spent building a reputation as an ambulance-chasing, do-gooding, make-the-bad-guy-pay attorney, even if that superhero persona exists first and foremost in his own mind.
Bun B
II Trill
Thursday, June 12, 2008
With II Trill, the follow up to 2005’s semi-solid Trill, Bun B (Bernard Freeman) might finally get credit for helping power the South’s rise in the rap game.
From TV to Vegas
Two more cooking-show vets talk shop
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Kitchen competitions have taken cable and Las Vegas by storm. Hell's Kitchen winner (3rd season) Rock Harper and Iron Chef America competitor Akira Back spill the secrets of their prime-time moments doing battle at the cutting board.
I want to be a star
How much have chef shows increased enrollment in local culinary schools?
Thursday, June 5, 2008
You’d think watching Gordon Ramsay curse out lowly waffle-flippers on Hell’s Kitchen would be enough to deter anyone from a career in the kitchen. Not so. Enrollment in culinary schools throughout the country is on the rise, powered, industry observers say, by the rising popularity of reality-television cooking shows such as Bravo’s Top Chef, Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen and the Food Network’s Next Food Network Star.
Throw the Black Book at 'em
A peek at who is being banned from Nevada casinos-and how and why
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The names are Scorsese flick-worthy: Francis “Lefty” Rosenthal; Dominic Anthony Spinale; Joseph Vincent Cusumano. Their crimes, the stuff of wise-guy legend: Louis Tom Dragna led organized crime in Southern California; Buffalo mobster Stephen Anthony Cino racked up a laundry list of charges, from robbery to extortion. Their bravado, incomparable: Fred Anthony Pascente was a Chicago detective busted for mail fraud and linked to the Chicago mob; Timothy John Childs once listed “slot cheat” as his occupation on a loan application.
The little (soon-to-be-big) college that could
Nevada State College overcame rocky beginnings to defy the odds
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Nevada State College has room to grow and it hopes to do just that.
Correcting an Institution
Why releasing low-level, nonviolent inmates is safer than keeping them incarcerated
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Instead of making us safer, mandatory minimum sentencing and “three-strikes” laws helped make the United States the world’s foremost jailer of its own people.
Do you feel a draft?
Play for UNLV. Go to the pros. It happens more than you think
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Let’s face it: UNLV will probably never reach Trojan (USC) heights in football, win as many NCAA hoops titles as UCLA (11), or fashion a college baseball dynasty like Louisiana State University. The best we can hope for is another national hoops crown in the near future. No pressure, Lon Kruger, no pressure.
On pins and Needles
A tiny burg wants to become part of Nevada. But are they really Nevada-worthy?
Thursday, May 8, 2008
The “What’s New” section of the Needles, California, website contains not one but two—count ’em, two—press releases.

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