Up by the Bootstraps

UNLV’s Division of Educational Outreach, like all community education programs everywhere, is a quirky haven for the unconventional, the bluntly practical and the unabashedly random. But this year’s catalog outdoes itself in capturing the zeitgeist. Here is your rags-to-riches roadmap:

Oct. 12—Get Paid to Shop and Run Errands

Oct. 15—Sell Your Stuff on eBay

Oct. 22—Making a Living Without a Job

Oct. 22—Establish Yourself as an Expert

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We’ve hosted national bowling tournaments and national dart tournaments, even the World Series of Beer Pong. So it’s no surprise that the American Poolplayers Association chose to bring its National Team Championships to the Riviera from Aug. 18-27. The big shock? More than $1 million in prize money was awarded, including $25,000 to the winners of the Open 8-Ball competition. Yet another way to hit a jackpot on the Strip.