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January 16, 1997

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Notes E 'he most eaO emspape in te 'ount] Pahrump Valley Gazette Second major supermarket coming Nicholson Lawyer Threatens Paper But Fails To Comply With Nevada Statute by Robert Lowes & Doug McMurdo On January 10, 1997, this newspaper received a hand delivered letter from Peter Alpert, a Las Vegas attorney who is representing Rachel Nicholson, former Deputy District Attorney foi" the County of Nye. In his letter, Mr. Alpert states that on October 10, 1996, the Gazette published an article which stated that Ms. Nicholson had been disbarred from practicing before the U.S. District Court for lying under oath during the recent Browne & Woods lawsuit. Mr. Alpert continues by admitting that the Pahrump Valley Gazette published a correction of this statement on October 17th. It is the opinion of Mr. Alpert that this correction was not sufficient. Alpert demands that a full and complete correction be published "as a lead story on page one of the next edition of The Pahrump Valley Gazette. Failure to do so will result in appropriate legal action being taken to protect Ms. Nicholson's legal rights and reputation." Nevada Revised Statute 41.336 was cited by Mr. Alpert as the basis for his threat against this paper. Section 3 of the Statute states that the demand must be served within 90 days. The October 10th issue hit the racks and was placed in the mail on Thursday, October 10th. By our count, January 8th was 90 days from our October 10th publication. Even using our fingers and toes, we believe that Mr. Alpert's January 10th letter was not received within the 90 days. Perhaps he didn't count that there are 31 days each in Continued on Page 9 lllllllllllltllttillllllllllll Special meeting Saturday re: CCSN, Arena by Doug McMurdo Gazette staff PAHRUMP- A Special Pahrump Town Board Meeting will be held at 3 p.m Saturday, January 18, in Room B of the Bob Ruud Community Center. In addition to possible expenditures for Arena improvements and filling a town office position, the larger issue will be a campaign to bring higher education to Pahrump. The Community College of Southern Nevada is attempting to bring better education opportunities to Pahrump than has existed to date. In order to accomplish this much needed goal, Pahrump residents need to get involved in petition signings, letter writing, and phone calls, according to local coordinator Dan Simmons and CCSN Associate Vice- President for Planning and Campus Sites, Orlando Sandoval. Simmons and Sandoval discussed the current expansion with town board members. Last year, CCSN in Pahrump had two instructors. This year, 20 have been hired and the public has responded favorably. According to Sandoval, CCSN made the decision to make a commitment to rural Nevada facilities. Unfortunately, the Nevada Public Works Board, in conjunction with the Nevada University System Board of Regents, decided instead to approve "urban hi- tech" centers in Las Vegas. Rural Nevada received nothing. Simmons requested the town board write a letter to representatives favoring the establishment of a facility in Pahrump. Tentative plans include a 16,000 square foot facility at a cost of 3 million dollars. The facility will be located at the high school and Continued on Page 12 m--at