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6 Thursday. July 10. 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette great law past due Creeps that stalk the av- enues preying on women have something to think about in the state of Nevada. In the past these creeps, after a few years, would be free from pros- ecution of rape charges be- cause the statute of limitations would expire on their case. Nevada has taken a great leap forward by repealing any statute of limitations in the case of rape. This is good news for all of us. Gov. Bob Miller signed the new legislation into law without hesita- tion this past week declaring, "we take this crime very seriously." Rape is now, on a limitation basis, equal to murder. There can be no "time" reprieve for these vicious animals. While this legislative session has become the longest in state history -- the good positive work that is coming out of it makes the lengthy, and expensive, extension worth while. It's not all good While the state legislators are doing good work there are some things I wished would go away. Chief among them is a $55 million proposal to give pay hikes to about 12,000 state workers. I support pay increases but this one would go primarily to those making the big bucks, $80,000-plus. These raises for the big people amount to about 23 percent. That's crazy. Bejbre you criticize someone, walk a utile in his shoes. Then when you do criticize that person, at least you 'I1 be a mile away, attd have his shoes. 100 auction was ouL The bloodstained and infamous On Tarlge by Joe Richards from the Kingdom of 1Vye Whether you hate him or love him, he won't let you ignore him! W:D Or121[ bushed him and his e " , qually infamous girl- friend, Bonnie Parker, Pahrump has a Ms Senior Nevada/ Hey, what about that Pahrump grandmother who won the statewide senior beauty contest? We need a round of applause for the "little lady"--at 5'11" I understand she was the tallest contestant and one of the tallest ever to enter the pageant. Millie James was crowned with the title on June 29 at the Boomtown casino in Las Vegas. She is the new Ms Senior Nevada, a contest open to ladies of sixty years or better. The lady also won the talent part of the contest by dressing like an old bum and doing an impression of Ray Stevens' "The Streak," which she ended by "mooning" the audience wearing a self-constructed costume with a moonface on it. Pahrump can also boast of another contestant this year, Josephine Weatherspoon, the mother of Neptune Society owner, Robin Dorand. She delighted the audience with this year's dance sensation, the Macarena. Institution of higher education The Wall Street Journal reported on the growing' academic discipline of "whiteness studies," whose pio- , professors and students met recently at the University of California, Berkeley. Among the aspects under study: Spare diets, gun shows, and the white domi- nance of shopping malls and the Internet. Said a doctoral student, re- jecting the suggestion that whiteness "O 1! studies lacks seri usness, They said that about Madonna studies, too." Only in California. I I II Percentage of the light switches in Bob Packwood's private Senate quarters that were on dimmers. me go! Or else. Last November, attempt- ing to influence an Arlington, VA, jury to give him a light sentence for 20 counts of credit card fraud, Oludare Ogunde, 28, at first asked for mercy but then said the jury t