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Murder case against boy dismissed

REVIEW-JOURNAL A 13-year-old charged with murder in North Las Vegas has had his case dismissed by a justice of the peace. Teenager Jose Escamilla was one of three defendants charged with murder in the slaying of Manuel Mora, who was shot to death in...

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Man sentenced to probation in slaying

By K.C. HOWARD REVIEW-JOURNAL A prosecutor asked District Judge Valorie Vega to sentence Dominic Jones to six to 15 years in prison Tuesday for being an accessory to the murder of a 19-year-old man, but Vega gave Jones five years of probation instead. “Oh...

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LETTERS: UNLV medical school needs full support

To the editor: At the Board of Regents meeting in Elko in September, the Health Sciences System Committee directed the presidents of the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, along with the UNR medical school dean, to develop plans...

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Chancellor’s annual fishing trip gets high marks

By K.C. HOWARD REVIEW-JOURNAL Regent James Dean Leavitt caught the largest of all the salmon bagged this year on the chancellor’s annual fishing trip. The 32-pounder secured bragging rights for Leavitt, a neophyte angler. “Just the fact that I can tease Stavros for an...

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Man charged in Anthem vandalism to stand trial

BY BRIAN HAYNES Review-JournalThe man charged with chopping more than 600 trees in the Anthem community of Henderson was orderedTuesday to stand trial, despite his lawyer’s argument that the tree-cutting sprees would be far too much work for one person to carry out. Douglas...

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Pro Bowl scammer convicted

By DAVID KIHARA REVIEW-JOURNALMitchell Chirchick was accused of swindling hundreds of people out of Pro Bowl travel packages to Hawaii in 2007. The victims included police officers and firefighters in Denver and a 10-year-old girl in Las Vegas who was awarded a trip through...

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Nevada regents doing what they can

To the editor: On June 5, the Review-Journal published an ill-informed editorial alleging the Board of Regents was incapable of addressing the purported shortcomings within the Nevada System of Higher Education. The editorial was replete with erroneous conclusions. First, you say the board should...

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Father, son pursue UNLV degrees together

By summer, James Dean Leavitt and Jesse Daniel Leavitt will share more than a family name. Diplomas in hand, father and son will walk the stage as newly minted UNLV graduates at the school’s Thomas & Mack Center — the elder with a master’s...

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Two doctors, woman sued in fatal crash

By FRANK CURRERI REVIEW-JOURNAL Until the moment when Patricia Copening crashed a Dodge Durango into a father of two and killed him, she had received prescriptions entitling her to 5,587 powerful painkilling pills over a one-year period. Now, the dead man’s family has sued...

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Rogers, regents a happy family again

By LAWRENCE MOWER REVIEW-JOURNALAn agenda item that a few weeks ago was viewed as threatening to Chancellor Jim Rogers was met with sobering and conciliatory notes at a Board of Regents meeting Friday. Discussion of the agenda item, meant to address the relationship between...

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No quit in Rogers

Maybe you’re fed up with your boss, or you’re sick of your co-workers or hours or you just think you can do better than the person who runs the company. Most of us still drudge through our eight-hour-plus shifts like lemmings, marching toward an...

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BOARD OF REGENTS DISTRICT 13

By RICHARD LAKE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL The race for the District 13 seat on the Board of Regents includes the current board chairman, who is a lawyer, another lawyer, and a former firefighter. James Dean Leavitt has served as the board’s chairman for one...

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UNLV stadium site revealed

By RICHARD LAKE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL A proposed new 40,000-seat domed football stadium at UNLV would sit between the Thomas & Mack Center on campus and Paradise Road, said James Dean Leavitt, chairman of the higher education system’s Board of Regents. If it is...

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Regents to discuss closures

By RICHARD LAKE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL CARSON CITY – The higher education system’s governing Board of Regents is expected to hear a proposal today that would eliminate Nevada State College, Desert Research Institute and two Northern Nevada community colleges as one way of dealing...

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Inside the eruptive world of Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers’ propensity for temper tantrums was in full view last week when the chancellor of higher education quit for 36 hours. The episode illustrated just how ferocious and abrupt the chancellor’s temperament could be. While Rogers and his bosses seem to have reconciled,...

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Nevada regent pushes UNLV stadium dome

James Dean Leavitt wants to keep the dome alive. Leavitt, a member of the Nevada Board of Regents and the 11-member UNLV stadium board, has asked acting university President Don Snyder to consider the option of adding a dome in the future if the...

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