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Runnin' Rebels Win First Game of Canadian Tour

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- In his first game as a Runnin' Rebel, freshman Katin Reinhardt scored 19 points to help the UNLV to a 74-70 win over Carleton University on Saturday night at Fenn Gymnasium in Canada's capital city. The game was UNLV's first during its four-game exhibition tour of Canada that ends Wednesday.

Holding a 70-68 lead with under 20 seconds to play, senior Anthony Marshall came up with a steal and his breakaway dunk sealed the victory for the Runnin' Rebels.

Neither team held more than a six-point lead throughout the game. Trailing 53-47 with 12 minutes to go, the Runnin' Rebels went on an 11-0 run to take a 58-53 lead as Reinhardt scored nine straight points, including two 3-pointers. Carleton then went on a 7-0 run to take back the lead.

UNLV trailed 68-67 with three minutes to play, but held the Ravens scoreless from that point on until Dan Penner hit a jumper with 0.8 seconds to go.

UNLV Offers Free Legal Clinic Saturday

UNLV Offers Free Legal Clinic Saturday

 

UNLV will host a community law day Saturday, giving people a chance to get legal advice for free.

The Boyd School of Law is partnering with nonprofit groups to offer classes in bankruptcy, foreclosures, family court and more. Experts will cover understanding court procedures, requirements for documentation and changes to laws. There will also be some classes offered in Spanish. The classes are free and open to the public. They are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the law school. Anyone who attends the classes may also apply for free legal assistance.

The schedule offers:

Crystal Bookmark Awards Seek Nominees

Crystal Bookmark Awards Seek Nominees

Nominees are being accepted for awards honoring those who champion literature in southern Nevada.

Nominations are open for the 2012 Vegas Valley Book Festival Crystal Bookmark Awards Southern Nevada recognizing an individual and an organization advancing the cause of literature. The submission form can be accessed at www.vegasvalleybookfestival.org/crystal-bookmark/. You also can call 229-5431 for a nomination form.

Nominees must live in southern Nevada, and the call is open until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The two awards will be presented at the Vegas Valley Book Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the auditorium of the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St.

Water Main Break Closes Road, Stops Water for 20 Homes

Water Main Break Closes Road, Stops Water for 20 Homes

Crews from the Las Vegas Valley Water District were called out to a neighborhood near Flamingo Road and Mountain Vista Street to repair a water main break.

The pipe broke Thursday afternoon on Florrie Avenue, which is near Viking Road and Mountain Vista Street. The break impacted about 20 customers. Crews expect the road and the water to be turned back on Thursday evening.

Once the repair on the pipe is finished, the pipe will have to be recharged and temporary asphalt patch placed on the road. Another crew will eventually make a permanent replacement of the asphalt.

County Jail Contractor Arrested in Pot Grow Bust

LAS VEGAS -- Two people were arrested Friday after a small marijuana grow operation was found at a home in the 1100 block of Little Sidnee Drive, near the 215-Beltway and E. Warm Springs Road.

Eric Rowsell and Candy Hibdon were arrested and booked into the Clark County jail on charges on possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell and conspiracy to violate the Uniform Controlled Substance Act.

Rowsell also faces additional charges of child endangerment and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Hibdon is an employee of NaphCare, a correctional health care company that provides contracted medical employees and services to the Clark County Detention Center.

World Football Challenge at Sam Boyd Stadium

LAS VEGAS -- Nearly 30,000 soccer fans turned out to see Real Madrid win a soccer challenge in Las Vegas Sunday. It left many fans wanting the Major Soccer League to have a presence in the valley.

"We got fields right across from the stadium always full on the weekends. Many fans of soccer deserve one team. We are asking," said Gerado Medina at the World Football Challenge on Sunday.

Among the chants for Real Madrid and Santos Laguna, many fans were calling for a team of their own.

The MLS was founded in 1993. There are many fans in Las Vegas, but there's no professional team.

"We do need one. This is like a heads up," said Jesus Marquez, at the match. "As you can see people come here from out of town just to see this game."

Bryan Chenault of Soccer United Marketing has been to big matches allover the world. He said the crowd at Sam Boyd Stadium was as enthusiastic as anything he's seen.

Hard Rock Cafes Host Book Drive for Local Charity

Hard Rock Cafes Host Book Drive for Local Charity

The two Hard Rock Cafes in Las Vegas will not just be serving food during the month of August. They will also be taking in books for southern Nevada kids.

The cafes will be working with the nonprofit Spread the Word Nevada by collecting books. Spread the Word Nevada is working to advance childhood literacy by donating books to at-risk and low-income kids around the Las Vegas valley.

The Hard Rock Café at 4475 Paradise Road will host a Rock the Cause Donation Day from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 14. They are encouraging people in the community to donate gently used books to the nonprofit.

This year Spread the Word Nevada distributed its 2 millionth book to a child in Clark County. The charity also hosts literacy workshops for parents.