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Lady sentenced to 2 years in prison for shooting, killing partner near Summerlin

A booking photo of Lisa Hollopeter who is convicted of shooting her boyfriend (LVMPD/FOX5). A reservation picture of Lisa Hollopeter who is convicted of shooting her partner (LVMPD/FOX5).

A booking picture of Lisa Hollopeter who is convicted of shooting her sweetheart( LVMPD/FOX5).

LAS VEGAS( FOX5)- A female was sentenced Thursday for shooting and eliminating her sweetheart near Summerlin on April 1. Lisa Hollopeter was bought to spend at least two years and 4 months in jail after she was founded guilty of voluntary murder with the use of a fatal weapon. She was credited for 229 days of time served.

Police reacted to reports of a shooting at the 100 block of Thunder Street, near Westcliff and Buffalo Drives at 10:36 p.m. on April 1. On arrival, officers discovered the body of a unresponsive man struggling with a gunshot injury. Jose Villanueva III was noticable dead at the scene, according to Las Vegas City authorities.

During the examination of the occurrence, officers detained 35-year-old Lisa Hollopeter for one count of murder with a lethal weapon.

Metro Murder detectives concluded that Hollopeter and Villanueva were in a dating relationship and just recently had problems.

The optimal time she might face is ten years in jail. Hollopeter needs to likewise pay $178 in fines and fees.

This occurrence marked the 41st homicide examination by Metro in 2017.

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50 Treasures for 50 Years: W.H. Bechtel Scrapbooks

Campus welcomed to celebration and display tour Thursday, Nov. 16.

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Peter Michel University Libraries’ “50 Treasures for 50 Years” display is now on display in the Lied Library. (Aaron Mayes)

The 50 Treasures for 50Years exhibition from the University Libraries celebrates the 50th anniversary of Special Collections and Archives. The display, on screen through December 2017, highlights the many collections housed in Special Collections and Archives that record the history of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada.

The school neighborhood is invited to an event for the exhibition at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the Lied Library lobby.

Among the most popular items on screen is a leisure of a Bechtel Scrapbook, handmade by library staff so the general public to leaf through the image collection.

Huge and awe-inspiring, Hoover Dam brought in swarms of professional photographers to document its construction in the 1930s. The UNLV University Libraries Unique Collections and Archives houses more than 1,000 photographs of the construction from professional photographers working for the U.S. Bureau of Improvement or the “Six Business,” the consortium that constructed the dam. These photos record the progress and successful completion of this enormous federal agreement.

Ben Glaha, an employee of the Bureau of Improvement, photographed all aspects of the dam’s construction. His photographs were used in press releases, regulars, books, pamphlets, and slideshows to demonstrate that the dam was structurally sound and federal government funds were utilized sensibly. The 6 Companies wanted its own photographic record to highlight its function and employed Walter J. Luebke as the main photographer. His pictures were collected into a series of scrapbooks entitled “Photographic Record, Hoover Dam Project, 6 Business” and presented to numerous agents of the companies. Few of these scrapbooks survive undamaged.

The scrapbooks in Special Collections and Archives were designated “W.H. Bechtel Scrapbooks, volume one and 2,” although just one original cover endures and is titled as volume 3. This cover is gilt stamped and bears the name W.H. Bechtel, president of Bechtel Business, the leading partner in the Six Companies. Whether the scrapbooks were originally all consisted of in volume three, or if there were 2 other volumes– one including a series of loose pictures that were gotten rid of from a scrapbook– can just be speculated. Comparing the scrapbook to ones at Oregon State University, it is clear that each was separately put together with a different selection of photographs, mounting methods, numbering, and descriptions.

Marine drill trainer gets 10 years for abusing recruits

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this Oct., 31, 2017, file photo, U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix, his other half, and his legal representatives exit a courtroom after testimony at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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Updated Friday, Nov. 10, 2017|3:36 p.m.

RALEIGH, N.C.– A Marine Corps drill trainer was sentenced Friday to Ten Years in prison for choking, punching or otherwise torturing employees, particularly three Muslims– among whom ultimately killed himself by leaping down a stairwell.

A military jury handed out the punishment to Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Felix a day after convicting him of abusing more than a dozen students at the Marine bootcamp at Parris Island, South Carolina.

To name a few things, he teased the Muslims as “terrorists” or “ISIS” and purchased 2 of them to climb up into an industrial clothes dryer, spinning among them around in the scorching device up until he renounced his faith, the jury decided.

Felix, a 34-year-old Iraq veteran, was also bought to forfeit all pay, demoted to personal and given an unethical discharge.

Felix was a central figure in exactly what was found to be a group of abusive drill trainers at Parris Island. After the March 2016 suicide at the base, a hazing investigation resulted in charges versus Felix, five other drill trainers and the training battalion’s commanding officer. Eleven others faced lesser discipline.

Abusive drill instructors have actually long been stock characters in books and motion pictures like “Full Metal Jacket.” But that 1987 movie was set throughout the Vietnam War, and the Felix trial reveals that since then the Militaries have drawn clearer lines between what trainers can and can refrain from doing, stated Michael Hanzel, a previous Navy lawyer who participated in the proceedings at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

“This generation now, there’s things that I think that we’re much more concentrated on. In particular, in this trial, it’s calling individuals names based on their religious beliefs and targeting individuals based on their faith,” said Hanzel, now a private lawyer specializing in military law. “I don’t believe anyone would state that was acceptable ever, but it most likely was not prosecuted in the previous the method it would be now.”

The charges versus Felix consisted of commanding recruits to choke each other; purchasing them to drink chocolate milk then training them up until they vomited; and punching recruits in the face or kicking them to the ground.

“He wasn’t making Marines. He was breaking Marines,” district attorney Lt. Col. John Norman informed the jury on Wednesday. He called Felix a bully who heaped special abuse on 3 Muslim employees due to the fact that of their faith.

Among them, Raheel Siddiqui, a 20-year-old Pakistani-American from Taylor, Michigan, hurled himself to his death after exactly what the jury chose was mistreatment by Felix that included slapping Siddiqui and calling him a terrorist. Siddiqui’s family sued the Marine Corps last month for $100 million.

The government did not charge Felix with any criminal activity directly related to Siddiqui’s death. The judge, Lt. Col. Michael Libretto, did not enable testament about whether Felix’s actions was accountable for the recruit’s suicide.

Felix likewise was founded guilty of purchasing Lance Cpl. Ameer Bourmeche into a clothes dryer, which then was switched on as Felix required, “Are you still Muslim?” Bourmeche affirmed that he twice verified his faith and Felix and another drill instructor twice sent him for a bruising, scorching tumble inside the device.

After a 3rd spin, Bourmeche stated, he feared for his life and renounced his religion. The drill instructors then let him out, he said.

Felix was found guilty too of purchasing Bourmeche to replicate chopping off the head of a fellow Marine while reciting “God is fantastic” in Arabic.

The jury chose Felix also bought Rekan Hawez, a local of Iraqi Kurdistan, to climb up into the dryer. The maker was never ever turned on.

Felix was convicted, too, of awakening almost two lots employees from their sleep, purchasing them to push the floor, then walking on them in addition to 2 other drill instructors.

In a closing statement Wednesday, defense attorney Navy Lt. Cmdr. Daniel Bridges, stated the government unjustly fashioned inconsistent witness accounts into a case against the brawny drill instructor who called all employees “terrorist.”

Elton John commemorates 25 years of AIDS foundation

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Denise Truscello Elton John will conclude his “Million Dollar Piano” residency at the Colosseum in the spring of 2018.

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New York City– A teary and emotional Elton John celebrated the 25th anniversary of his HELP foundation with a gala in New York City, raising about $4.4 million and telling the audience that they would end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

John’s efforts to raise awareness and fight against AIDS were lauded by former U.S. President Expense Clinton, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and singer Aretha Franklin, who closed the event with a collection of songs.

John grew teary-eyed onstage after Jeanne White– the mother of Ryan White, an Indiana teen who ended up being the poster child for HIV awareness during the 1980s AIDS crisis– spoke passionately about how John visited her kid while he was sick and helped her family economically. She called John her “guardian angel.”

John stated at the time he visited Ryan White, he “hated himself” which the White household helped him alter for the better.

“What the White household did was light a little candle in my soul,” John stated. “Six months after Ryan died, I got help and I ended up being sober.”

The 70-year-old singer also was in tears at the end of his speech, recalling a birthday party he held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where Tuesday’s occasion took place, and hanging out with his late friend, writer Ingrid Sischy.

“She was my sis. I don’t have her anymore. I have her inside of me. And I miss her so much,” he said of Sischy, who died of breast cancer in 2015. “I just want she was here to see this.”

The Elton John AIDS Structure introduced in 1992 in the United States and in the United Kingdom a year later on. The two organizations have raised more than $385 million ever since, and John stated 98 percent of what is raised is used to help others.

“The life that Elton John and David (Furnish) have built, the buddies they have and the work they do will in the end be the most lovely tune he ever wrote,” Clinton stated.

“A Long-lasting Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation” was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and participants consisted of vocalists Billy Joel, Sting, Sheryl Crow and Maxwell, and actresses Glenn Close and Susan Lucci. The occasion raised more than $700,000 in a live auction. A visit to a taping of the TV series “Will & & Grace” and a meet-and-greet with the cast went for $45,000; a Bvlgari necklace sold for $70,000; and tickets to “Saturday Night Live” chose $55,000.

Alec Baldwin appeared onstage prior to the “SNL” tickets were auctioned, going into character as Clinton then President Donald Trump. He made loud laughs from the audience.

Franklin, who plans to retire quickly, closed the three-hour-plus event with tunes like “I State a Little Prayer” and “Highway.” John called her “the best singer of all time.”

Other entertainers consisted of Grammy-winning musicians Joshua Bell and Heather Headley, who has actually likewise won a Tony Award.

Voice of the Rebels Witness to 48 of Our 60 Years

Fall afternoons, spring nights, floating throughout the yard and echoing in the rafters. You have actually invested a lot of hours with Dick Calvert.

A minimum of, with his disembodied voice.

UNLV’s public address commentator, a 34-year-old scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers when he ended up being the Voice of the Rebels in 1970, has behind the microphone for what will be his 48th season this year.

Now 81, Calvert remains a continuous existence in UNLV athletics. The Rebels’ Vin Scully in scarlet and gray.

“I offered over half my life to this,” he said. “But it’s still the very same. I get excited simply going to the arena, the ballpark, the stadium.”

Baseball is his very first, and truest love, but the 1976-77 Runnin’ Rebels Final 4 team is still his favorite. The first time is constantly something. The old flying dish Convention Center, 6,000 strong with people standing in the aisles to view the Rebels, had its charms. But the Athletic Director Brad Rothermel presided over the opening of the Thomas & & Mack Center throughout his period, an era of UNLV sports that Calvert says was the most interesting time to be a Rebels fan in the school’s history.

Fred Dallimore was leading the baseball group through 80 video games a year in a stacked division. Harvey Hyde’s football team had Randall Cunningham under center. And Jerry Tarkanian was handling all comers on the court, to the delight of a city.

“It was a who’s-who who came, whether they were basketball fans or not,” Calvert stated. “Back in those days individuals came to the video games dressed in their finest, like they were going out to dinner. The women using furs, the gentlemen using coats and ties and sitting courtside with their martinis or whatever the hell they were drinking.”

Those fur-bedecked women needed to beware. The aggressive Rebels were always diving after loose balls– sometimes into the courtside seats.

The late 1990s and 2000s may have seen those fan-player close calls slip away as trainers tables and the like put fans at a get rid of; and the swells wandering away from their posts. But Calvert sees renewed reason for optimism, particularly in football with a rebuilt team almost total and a brand-new arena soon to be developed.

Which suggests Calvert, despite working as the public address announcer for all UNLV sports and the Las Vegas 51s, despite serving on the board (and as the host, and on the board of) the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, and despite owning his own company, Nevada Sports Productions, isn’t going anywhere.

“The R-word is constantly followed by the D-word,” Calvert said. “As long as I can keep doing it and they still want me? I enjoy doing it. Why would I want to quit? I want to go and see the game anyhow. Someone would ask me to buy a ticket. I can’t inform you the last time I purchased a ticket to any sporting occasion. I got the very best seat in your home, and they pay me to do it.”

Reno’s economic surge could last 10-20 years, gaming expert says

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Scott Sonner/ AP A gaming analyst said this week that Reno is in “the early phases of what is a very interesting expansionary cycle.”

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017|2 a.m.

. The city of Reno is poised for a long-term economic upswing, inning accordance with an expert from Union Gaming Research Study of Las Vegas.

“We have actually seen real estate costs really firm up,” said Union Video gaming analyst John DeCree on “Nevada Newsmakers” Monday. “That is constantly a great economic sign for the gambling establishment and show business.”

Construction tasks and property advancement stimulate more sustainable economic activity. “As big business come and create construction jobs, they bring population and migration to the city, which then requires housing development, then expansion of schools and other social services,” DeCree said.

“We remain in the early phases of exactly what is an extremely exciting expansionary cycle for Reno,” DeCree said. “Each action we take, the more economic development there is. And certainly, a casino is an entertainment alternative, and as the city gets bigger, more tourism comes. As more people reside in the city, the airport can then expand and include more direct service.”

DeCree stated the investment community seldom appears to look past a year or more, however Reno’s long-lasting potential customers are sound. “In 3 to 5 years (if we are) still in a high-growth cycle and if things keep going as they are, 10 to 20 years is something that might be practical. Let’s hope the international and U.S. economy type of steer the course, and I think Reno will keep leading away.”

Factors in his assessment of Reno’s growth capacity– particularly for video gaming companies– include:

– The “Tesla effect,” development in jobs and incremental business travelers developed by big business such as Tesla, Switch, Apple and Google.

– Home-grown and well-schooled sets of family executives from the Farahi and Carano families, operators of King and the Reno-based Eldorado Resorts.

– Progress made by video gaming executives and the Reno Stimulates Convention and Visitors Authority in seeking more conferences and convention service.

Union Video gaming just recently updated shares of Monarch Gambling establishment & & Resort Inc.– the parent company of Reno’s Atlantis Resort & & Spa– from a hold score to a buy ranking.

A sky bridge links the Atlantis resort with the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The Eldorado is also strategically based to make the most of conferences and convention service, DeCree said.

The Reno video gaming community’s midweek tourist downturn is being aggressively resolved by the authority’s marketing for meetings and conventions, DeCree said.

“Reno, in general, is starting to deal with (midweek concerns),” DeCree stated. “The convention authority is under new management, really well-directed, and we are pretty excited about the chances ahead.”

'' Years in the making'': Tribal pot store near downtown to open Monday

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L.E. Baskow A wide variety of item remains in stock consisting of weed cylinders as the Las Vegas Paiute People opens its Nuwu Marijuana Market for VIP media and politicians for an unique take a look at the mega dispensary before its Monday opening on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

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Paiute People Nuwu Cannabis Launch slideshow” Nevada’s biggest cannabis retail center and initially on tribal lands will open its doors to the general public on Monday morning at 10 a.m. About 200 tribal leaders and families commemorated the announcement with market members and chosen authorities in a personal event Saturday inside the new 15,500 square-foot Nuwu Marijuana Marketplace. The ceremony likewise included traditional Native American tunes, chants and dances carried out by birdsingers from people throughout Nevada.”The roadway has actually been paved, and we will excel at the greatest level, “stated Benny Tso, Chairman of Las Vegas Paiute Tribe.”This is unique here in Nevada,

and we are fortunate to be a part of it.” The shop, whose name means”the Southern Paiute people, “is on a 2.5-acre parcel beside the Las Vegas Paiute Tribal Mini Mart, 1225 N. Main St., north of Washington Opportunity. It was designed with recreational marijuana buyers in mind, Tso said. Hundreds of marijuana products and paraphernalia– from THC flower to bongs and hemp-enhanced dog biscuits, filled the once-empty racks on Saturday as ornamental displays of water dripped down little glass walls positioned throughout the center. Store supervisor Ethan Lucas said the marketplace stockpiled over 500 pot products for its Monday opening from various Nevada cultivation and production centers, and intends to soon expand its product inventory to over 1,000 different products to serve anywhere from 2,000 to 3,000 clients per day. Nuwu will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. in its very first couple weeks, however plans to expand to 24 Hr by the end of the month. Tso stated he anticipates the cannabis market to end up being an” financial chauffeur”for the 56-person people, several of whose members were employed to fill nearly 100 personnel positions at the brand-new dispensary. Other Nuwu staff members, like Lucas and inventory supervisor Tazia Farmer, originated from other cannabis dispensaries and

cultivation facilities throughout Nevada and California to join exactly what Tso called the largest marijuana retail area worldwide.” It’s big for the survival of the Las Vegas Paiute tribe and to make sure they flourish in the future, “Lucas stated. Amongst visitors at Saturday’s opening included Rick Stierwalt, owner of Experience Premium Cannabis growing facility in North Las Vegas. Stierwalt, whose facility is among over a lots suppliers to the new Paiute pot store, said the massive market will benefit”everybody included.”” The market struggled through the medical-only model,

“he said, referring to two-year period of medical sales in Nevada before recreational marijuana sales were made legal on July 1.”But this is excellent for company.”Nevada State Sen. Tick Segerblom, who championed legislation for legalized leisure cannabis in this year’s phase legislature, made Nuwu’s first purchase on

Saturday– an eighth ounce of Segerblom Haze flower, a stress named last year in his honor. Saturday’s special announcement to the Las Vegas Sun follows almost two years of tribal efforts to get in Nevada’s legal cannabis industry. In February 2016, the tribe began on a 3,000-square-foot medical cannabis dispensary in the same area, an 84,000-square-foot growing facility and 10,000-square-foot production center on the Snow Mountain Reservation in the northwest Las Vegas Valley. However those tasks, in collaboration with Albuquerque-based Ultra Health cannabis, hit a snag when settlements in between the tribe and Ultra Health stalled. The tasks then folded when Ballot Question 2– which legalized marijuana for leisure usage in Nevada– passed in last year’s election.”When we saw there was an opportunity to go into the recreational market, that changed the video game, “Tso stated.”However for us, having a marijuana marketplace has actually been years in the making.” Senate Costs 375, passed by the 2017 Legislature, opened the door for legal negotiations on the use and sale of cannabis on tribal lands. It also allowed the governor’s office to bypass federal laws that restrict commerce talks between tribes and Congress. That expense was signed into law on June 2

, and a compact between Gov. Brian Sandoval’s workplace and the Las Vegas Paiutes for the brand-new pot store was signed by the Nevada governor on July 18. On Saturday, Tso stated the people is prepared

to”make history.” “This is proof we can work hand in hand,”he said.”This market is little, however when we get together we can make Las Vegas be a destination for marijuana.”

'' A Choregraphers’ Showcase' ' commemorates 10 years of dance partnership

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Virginia Trudeau This year’s display efficiencies start October 8 at Mystére Theater.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017|2 a.m.

. This Sunday begins the 10th anniversary efficiencies of the annual collaboration between Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil known as “A Choreographers’ Showcase.” The first of three programs is set for 1 p.m. October 8 at the Mystére Theater at Treasure Island, and the program continues October 14 and 15 at the very same Strip area.

“AIR CONDITIONING” is emblematic of the long tradition of Las Vegas entertainers avoiding the Boulevard to work artistically with other regional artists, but there are 2 dancers-choreographers who are particularly thrilled to work together for this year’s edition.

Rachel Thomson is among the ballet’s business artists, in her 3rd year in Las Vegas from Alberta, Canada. She’s participated in “ACS” as long as she’s been in town, and she met Vegas native Anthony Cardona, an entertainer from Cirque’s “Michael Jackson One” show at Mandalay Bay, that first year. They began dating soon later on, and together they’ve created among the 15 initial works that will exist in this year’s show.

“We struck it off immediately, and she’s been my love since,” says Cardona. Though they’ve danced in the display, it’s the very first time for both performers to choreograph for the occasion. “We thought it was an excellent concept to collaborate and we were motivated by the whole team to do so, and they have actually been helping us along the way on the entire project.”

Cardona has choreographed different entertainment occasions at MGM Resorts residential or commercial properties during his profession, but the hip-hop dancer says this collaborative experience is expanding his point of view like never before. “She and I have 2 various trainings however we decided to come together and get rid of any presumptions of what we must be doing and start fresh,” he says. Their piece utilizes elements of Thomson’s style, ballet, combined with poppers, a bonebreaker, and other street-style dancers.

“Our piece is a combination of both of those [styles],” Thomson says. “There are specific sections he was more focused on and particular ones that are more my part, however numerous multiple parts where we bring them together.”

Their piece likewise includes a member of NBT’s Future Dance Scholars program, an outreach project established in 1993 that serves trainees from underserved communities and provides direct exposure to the art and education of dance.

“It’s an actually big honor for both of us to be part of the anniversary occasion,” Cardona says. “It’s not simply a partnership of artists, it’s truly various audiences coming together, too. People who may not go to a Cirque shoe or go to the ballet will sit together and delight in seeing these worlds collide.”

More than 60 regional artists from both companies plus 10 Future Dance Scholars will carry out in the showcase, a benefit for the nonprofit ballet company. Proceeds will support the business’s productions at the Smith Center along with its education and outreach programs. Tickets for the efficiencies begin at $25 and are available by calling 702-894-7722 or at nevadaballet.org.