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Citigroup to Eliminate More Than 11,000 Jobs

NEW YORK (AP) -- Citigroup says it will eliminate more than 11,000 jobs.

The bank says it's looking to cut expenses and improve efficiency.

The company said Wednesday that the cuts will result in about $1 billion in charges in the fourth quarter and about $100 million in charges during the first half of next year.

It expects about $900 million in expense savings in 2013 and annual expense savings of more than $1.1 billion starting in 2014.

Dillard's Joins The Shops at Summerlin

The Shops at Summerline will open in late 2014.

LAS VEGAS -- Dillard's is the latest anchor store to join The Shops at Summerlin, the Howard Hughes Corporation announced Monday.

The Shops at Summerlin will feature more than 125 stores and restaurants in an open-air shopping environment near the 215 Beltway. Dillard's will build a two-story store which is scheduled to open in 2014. This will be the company's fourth Las Vegas location.

"A long-time favorite of shoppers in the Las Vegas Valley and a strong retail brand, Dillard's is a great addition to the growing anchor line-up of The Shops at Summerlin," said Kevin Orrock, president of Summerlin for the Howard Hughes Corporation.

According to Dillard's spokeswoman Julie Bull, the store's opening will create about 200 jobs.

Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser


Holiday gift wrapping is almost here!

We'll need volunteers to fill time slots for this event. Gift wrapping is one of our top fundraisers. Please donate your time to support this event.

Contact grrsnvolunteers@aol.com or call 598-4653 for more information. Can't volunteer? Please stop by to shop; our Golden Retrievers are ready to wrap your presents.

  • GAP, 1055 S. Rampart, in the Rampart Commons Mall, December 15 through December 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Pottery Barn, 1085 S. Rampart, in the Rampart Commons Mall, December 14 through December 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Barnes and Noble Book Sellers, 8915 W. Charleston, (Check our calendar for dates and times.) 

Gingerbread Festival to Benefit Rape Crisis Center

Gingerbread Festival to Benefit Rape Crisis Center


An up coming festival will celebrate one of the great traditions of the holiday season and raise money for a worthy cause.

The We Knead the Dough Gingerbread Festival will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 4 at Faith Lutheran Middle/High School, 2015 South Hualapai Way.

The festival will feature a display of dozens of gingerbread houses, 1,000 gingerbread people, a pizza lunch, a visit from Santa Claus, carnival games and children’s activities.

Chef Jesus Castillo from MGM Grand and Monte Carlo Resort and Casino will be giving gingerbread-making and decorating demonstrations throughout the event.

Admission is $15 and includes a gingerbread cookie decorating kit, pizza buffet and games. Guests who pay $50 will get all of those items plus a chance to decorate their own gingerbread house.

Hoarded Cats Still in Adoption Limbo

LAS VEGAS -- More than a dozen cats that survived one of the worst hoarding cases Las Vegas has ever seen are one step closer to adoption. The cats were legally released to the Lied Animal Foundation shelter, where they have been kept, clearing the way for behavioral and health assessments to determine if they can be given permanent homes.

The Sun City Summerlin home of Kenneth Epstein was piled from the floor to the ceiling with garbage along with 40 cats that were on the verge of death.

Andy Bischel of the Lied Animal Shelter said the surviving cats are doing well, given what they've been through. It still remains uncertain if they can even be adopted out.

"They came from a pretty horrific situation, just in a home unsocialized," Bischel said. "They will have a behavioral and health assessment by the staff over the next couple of days, and we'll have to determine their adoptability."

Man Fined $95K in Sun City Hoarding Case

LAS VEGAS -- The owner of a Sun City Summerlin home has been ordered to pay a $95,553 fine to cover the city's cost for cleaning up his home.

Kenneth Epstein, 55, appeared in Las Vegas Municipal Court Tuesday morning and pleaded no contest to the charges against him. Epstein was found to be hoarding all kinds of items, including more than 50 cats. When city workers began removing trash from the home, they discovered dead animals, insect-infected items, feces, rodents and decaying food. City officials referred to it as one of the worst hoarding cases they had ever seen. The home was completely gutted.

The judge ordered that Epstein see a counselor and stay out of trouble. Epstein is not allowed to own any pets or firearms.

He is scheduled to appear in court on May 29, 2013.


Coroner Identifies Hiker Who Fell to his Death at Red Rock

LAS VEGAS -- A man who fell to his death at Calico Basin in Red Rock on Saturday has been identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as 31-year-old Nathan Paul McKinney of Las Vegas.

Metro Police said a female hiker placed an emergency call that McKinney had fallen an unknown amount of feet at Calico Basin. Clark County firefighters responded and pronounced him dead upon arrival.