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In brief: ‘Sirens of TI’ closes, a local Rhodes Scholar and more

So long, Sirens

When Sirens of TI debuted 10 years ago, reviews were decidedly mixed. And after a decade of cannon blasts, suggestive dialogue and stripper poles, the show has been canceled to make way for a pharmacy and other shops at TI. You probably won’t hear many bemoan the loss, but everyone should. The Strip has more than enough shopping—what it needs are more “only-in-Vegas” experiences, no matter how cheesy.

Student supreme

Talk about rarefied air. Clarke Knight, a 2010 graduate of Green Valley High School was named a 2014 Rhodes Scholar this week, one of only 32 in the entire country. Knight, 21, is currently a senior at Smith College in Massachusetts, and plans to focus on climate change as a scientist after attending Oxford University next year. Nevada may take an awful lot of grief about the quality of its schools, but this is a bright spot.

The party’s over?

Nothing like a good political meltdown to usher in the holidays. Joseph P. Silvestri, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, wrote in a blog this week that the LPN is “infested with idiots,” adding he has “conceded defeat” after fighting for 10 years to make his party a competitor in Nevada. He goes on to call one of the party members a “fraud and a liar,” and says that infighting has made it impossible to field viable candidates for local and state offices. Yikes.

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