Las Vegas Sun : News Las Vegas Sun en-us A world without OPEC? Forty-one years ago this month, the Arab oil embargo began. The countries that were part of it belonged, of course, to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries — OPEC — which had banded together 13 years earlier to strengthen their ability to negotiate with international oil companies. The embargo led to widespread shortages in the United States, higher prices at the gas pump and long lines at gas stations. By the time it ended, the price of oil had risen to $12 a barrel from $3. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:03:00 +1700 The blue-collar imperative In Georgia, Democrat Michelle Nunn is giving Republicans a real scare in a Senate race the GOP thought it had put away. Some of her new momentum comes from a sustained attack on David Perdue, her businessman foe, for his work shipping American jobs overseas. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:02:00 +1700 A generation without chores I recently moderated a talk for a colleague who was addressing a large group of parents. She asked me to hand out a time wheel, which listed a variety of activities that could make up a typical day in the life of a kid today. She instructed parents to spend a few minutes thinking about how much time their kids spend on each category, then shout out estimates as we made our way around the time wheel. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:01:00 +1700 Week 8 NFL picks and game of the week for the Sun's handicapping contest When NBC landed Green Bay at New Orleans as its midyear Sunday Night Football matchup before the season, no one at the network likely envisioned ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:00:00 +1700 Faith Lutheran claims Sunset's top seed against Spring Valley The snap spiraled a foot above Greg Benson’s head. Faith Lutheran had decided not to punt on a fourth-and-3 play from its own 46-yard line two minutes into Friday’s game at Spring Valley. ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:57:00 +1700