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Live And Local With Kevin Wall 07/01/13: The Heat, Cirque du Soleil, And Lady Gaga

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CBS LAS VEGAS-A blazing heat wave continues to grip the Las Vegas valley. The National Weather Service has extended an excessive heat warning through Thursday. Las Vegas tied the all-time record high temperature of 117 degrees on Sunday. Doctors say it only takes a few minutes for the extreme heat to turn deadly. Tim Symanski, Fire Public Education and Information Officer, talks about this heat and how to stay cool and hydrated.

 

Glenn Cook, Las Vegas Review-Journal Columnist, talks about the death at a Cirque du Soleil show, and English learning children in the Clark County School System. Production on Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka” in Las Vegas has been halted indefinitely after a performer fell to her death on Saturday. Cirque du Soleil released the following statement: “We have been working with the appropriate authorities and have offered our full cooperation. Performances of ‘Ka’ will be canceled until further notice.”

 

Last night Lady Gaga spoke at Gay Pride Parade’s Kick Off Rally in New York City giving an inspiring speech, telling fans what the LGBT community has meant to her over the years. She finished up with a great performance of the National Anthem and said “ And the home for the gay.” Were you offended by Lady Gaga’s gay-centric version of the Star Spangled Banner Friday night in New York?

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