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Nevada Ramblings —
December 2012

Columnist — Carolyn Bishop

The only lines longer than the voters lined up at the polls were those lined up at the gas stations in New York and New Jersey. A year ago on this date, Nevada gasoline prices were $3.609 per gallon. The current price is $3.730.

It was a quiet night at a Las Vegas Circle K. But the quiet was shattered when a man drove up to a gasoline pump in the wee hours of the morning. While pumping fuel, he entered into an argument with another man pumping gasoline at the station. In minutes, he became so enraged he sprayed the man with gasoline several times and ended up setting the man's clothes on fire with his cigarette lighter! Needless to say, one man ended up in jail and the other went to the hospital.

Carolyn Bishop 

A Democratic candidate for Assembly District 9 faces a dispute over his residency due to his choice of alternative fuel vehicle. Several times the candidate was observed recharging his Volt electric car at a residence outside his District. This observation was followed up by a private eye who also noted the hapless electric car owner slept every night at that same residence. I guess the moral of the story is to forget this new modern stuff and do it the old fashioned way if you don't want to attract attention: stop at your neighborhood gasoline station.

The owner of Smarty's gasoline station in Henderson has expanded his business in a big way. Since he has begun serving Thrifty Ice Cream, a classic California dessert, business is booming!

Building the 678-mile Ruby pipeline extending across hundreds of rivers and streams in Oregon, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming was a long and arduous project. It crosses Nevada north of Interstate 80. Now, agencies in charge of protecting endangered species on the land have declared the pipeline was built in violation of environmental laws. Since the pipeline was constructed, the company that built it has been acquired by energy giant Kinder Morgan.

The oft proposed rail line between Las Vegas and California has a new twist. Rather than a 150 mile per hour high speed train, Las Vegas Railway Express officials are now promoting the concept of using existing tracks between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Passengers will chug along at the speed of 60 miles per hour on the X Train. The estimated travel time is five hours on the route between Las Vegas and Fullerton, California and the one-way $99 fare would include food and drink.

Don't forget to register for the upcoming WPMA Convention to be held at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas February 19-21, 2013.

Originally published in the December 2012 issue of the O&A Marketing News.
Copyright 2012 by KAL Publications Inc.

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