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April 20, 2014

Las Vegas Sun

Q&A: Marc Johnson

School president sees UNR, UNLV as complementary, not competitors

School president sees UNR, UNLV as complementary, not competitors

Posted 2:00 a.m.

UNR President Marc Johnson sat down with the Sun’s editorial board earlier this month. A wide-ranging discussion included talk about improving the state’s education system, the proposed medical school at UNLV, attaining the top Carnegie Foundation classification and ...

In this photo taken April 10, 2014, photo Boston Athletic Association Executive Director Tom Grilk speaks with an Associated Press reporter in his office in Boston. More than 5,000 runners were still on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off near the finish line in 2013, so the field was expanded for the 2014 marathon to accommodate them. "The thought was: If those people, like so many others, wanted to have some physical expression of resilience and determination, it would probably be that many of them at least would want to run the whole race," Grilk said.

Steven Senne / AP

In this photo taken April 10, 2014, photo Boston Athletic Association Executive Director Tom Grilk speaks with an Associated Press reporter in his office in Boston. More than 5,000 runners were still on the Boston Marathon course when the bombs went off near the finish ...

Boston race makes room for those affected by bombs

Updated 6:25 p.m.

The messages started arriving just hours after the bombings, pleading for an entry into the 2014 Boston Marathon. For months the calls and emails continued, runners begging for an opportunity to cross the finish line on Boylston Street and convinced it would ease at least some of their grief. "They'd say, 'I'm not a qualified runner; I don't think I ever will be. ... But because of what happened last year, I need to run.'" ...

UNLV quick hits

Rebels’ incoming recruiting class grows with another guard

Rebels’ incoming recruiting class grows with another guard

Posted 1:45 p.m.

Everyone could see UNLV’s shooting struggles last season, and that included coach Dave Rice. That’s why getting better shooters was a priority offseason, and this weekend the Rebels got ...

Sports

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

In this Jan. 29, 2004, file photo, former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP File

In this Jan. 29, 2004, file photo, former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of ...

Updated 5:17 p.m.

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters. The middleweight title contender, whose murder convictions became an international symbol of racial injustice and inspired a Bob Dylan song and ...

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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