PUTTING THE FUN IN “FUTBOL!”
What the Reids want, the Reids get, in this case soccer field priority for Key Reid (son of Harry) and his nonprofit Southern Nevada Soccer Association. That has some noses out of joint at the city of Las Vegas among those who suggest that Reid didn’t go through the appropriate channels, and volunteers with the rival Nevada Youth Soccer Association are miffed with getting the leftovers. What about the children?
REID, NOW AND FOREVER
Harry Reid, pumped up with the pummeling his rival Republican congroidals are taking over the federal shutdown, says he will run for a sixth term in 2016. Age? Hey, 76 is the new 70.
HUGH JACKSON WILL ALWAYS HAVE CITYLIFE, PROBABLY
Channel 3’s Jim Rogers has made a big commitment to more news and analysis, but not to The Agenda, a very nice show that balanced commie-symp Hugh Jackson and right-wingnut Elizabeth Crum on a daily basis. And which is now cancelled, dammit. Jackson’s a regular CityLife columnist and we think Crum is nice enough when she’s not burning copies of the Affordable Care Act.
HEY, YOU WANTED HIGHER SCORES? YOU GOT HIGHER SCORES!
State officials including the Attorney General’s office are checking out amazing improvements in the test scores at one of Clark County’s at-risk schools, Matt Kelly Elementary, northwest of downtown. Reading marks went from 25 percent achievement to 77 percent on one year. Of course, there are any number of explanations for the change - a truly literate fifth grade class - and only a truly suspicious cad would suggest that … oh never mind.
WHO’S WATCHING THE WATCHERS?
The arrest last week of Patience Bristol, a family court-appointed private guardian accused of stealing nearly $200,000 worth of money and jewelry, exposes the issues of elder abuse by outside parties who are charged with protecting them. One apparent victim of Bristol’s had supervision of her finances transferred to the Clark County public guardian’s office, where, according to the Review-Journal, bills for their services have soared, estimating they may reach $100,000. Um, what?
SOMEHOW, I FEEL LIKE A MUNCHKIN
Sheriff Doug Gillespie held a press conference Friday to respond to allegations from County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak that Metro and the police union improperly colluded to fix raises for police. That’s fine. But does Gillespie really think “2 million residents” of Clark County are Metro’s “followers” and he, Gillespie, is our Leader Numero Uno? Make that 1,999,999 followers, for one.
SUNNY SIDE OF THE SHUTDOWN
While many have traveled hundreds, or even thousands of mile to visit our shutdown national parks, our state parks are seeing more visitors than ever. Valley of Fire State Park outside Lake Mead saw 20,095 visitors the first 10 days of October, a 142.26 percent increase from last year. Spring Mountain Ranch saw its visitor count jump 237.59 percent. Maybe there’s a reason the good governor won’t use state funds to open national parks like so many of our neighbors have.