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Archive for December 11, 2005

Columnist Jeff Simpson: On Why Wynn is smiling
I met with Wynn for a couple of hours last week, and the developer could barely contain his satisfaction with the performance of Wynn Las Vegas.
12:27 p.m.
Trop owners play it cool
In a city built on big bets, the Tropicana is the very definition of a property that doesn't like to gamble.
12:27 p.m.
Chinese officials to address tourism conference
When nearly 1,000 people gather for Nevada's largest tourism conference next week, they'll be addressed by two men whom most people have never heard of, but who could play a key role in the state's ...
12:27 p.m.
GM to test-drive auto facility in LV
For most of us, shopping for a new car and dealing with a high-pressure salesman ranks right up there with getting a root canal on a list of fun things to do.
12:25 p.m.
NLV awaits new kid in town
Aliante set the tone for upscale residential development in North Las Vegas. But as the city's newest master-planned community begins to take shape, city officials expect it to surpass its neighbor not only in quality ...
12:25 p.m.
Jerry's Lounge: New owners true to past
When Kim and Frank Rocco Sorano took over ownership of Capozzoli's on Oct. 27, they bought more than a restaurant they bought the heritage that goes along with it. Good food. Good entertainment. Good friends.
9:38 a.m.
Q + A Jay White
Diamond's career has produced such memorable hits as "Cherry Cherry," "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," "Song Sung Blue," "Sweet Caroline," "Forever in Blue Jeans" and many more.
9:34 a.m.
In concert on a Las Vegas dream
The memory stays with you. The performance. The crowd. The connection to something bigger.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Hal Rothman: On how Bob Lewis is trying to turn back the clock by making a revolutionary power play for a Lincoln County stream
It is not often in Southern Nevada that we get to witness an attempt at a genuinely revolutionary act, but this past week, we saw one: Moapa Valley rancher Bob Lewis brought earth-moving equipment onto ...
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: On the growing tribulations of Lance Malone as the former county commissioner's trial approaches
No matter how hard he tries, Lance Malone can't escape being the man in the middle in the government's latest assault on corruption in Las Vegas.
9:04 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: On different names, but the same headlines
As I approach the end of my 20th year covering politics in Nevada, I am struck not so much by what has changed but what has not. And although I would like to declare how ...
9:01 a.m.
Flashpoint for Dec. 11., 2005
Here's a thumb story that involves a politician other than Oscar Goodman. Seems one of the rodeo riders had his thumb severed during an accident last week and County Commissioner Lynette Boggs McDonald was nearby. ...
8:44 a.m.
Letter: Have we forgotten about Afghanistan?
Or isn't it a war anymore? We seem to have given the administration a pass on this war. Have we forgotten that this is where it all began? Wasn't Osama bin Laden headquartered in Afghanistan? ...
8:43 a.m.
Letter: Water bill won't help conservation
The proceeds from the sale of public land to build still more homes -- that will consume even more of the precious water resource -- somehow finances the removal of grass for homeowners and businesses ...
8:42 a.m.
Editorial: Traffic safety hazards for children
These include the October crash in which a hit-and-run driver struck and killed 11-year-old Amanda Aragon as she used a crosswalk a few yards from Sawyer Middle School.
8:41 a.m.
Editorial: Television ads are what we eat
The report released last week by the Institute of Medicine suggests that, unless the food industry changes its marketing strategies, Congress may need to take measures to ensure that companies limit or cease aiming junk ...
8:40 a.m.
Letter: Academic standards are a Grade-A mess
In addition, our students are being misled to believe that athletic prowess without a sound education can lead them to great financial rewards in adulthood. Many parents give more attention to their child's social and ...
8:35 a.m.
Letter: California still in red from Proposition 13
Well, Mr. Jones, I too was born in California and lived there during the campaign to pass Proposition 13, and I was totally against its passage.
8:34 a.m.
Editorial: City creates condo nightmare
The residents each own a Decatur Gardens condo at Decatur Boulevard and Vegas Drive. All of the condo buildings at Decatur Gardens have been purchased by the city and demolished over the past couple of ...
8:25 a.m.
Washington notebook: Bush's hand may have been pulled from state's till
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration may be backing off its proposal to siphon public land sale profits now pouring into Nevada away from the state and into the U.S. Treasury to help offset the deficit.
8:13 a.m.
Columnist Tom Gorman: On Charlie Bolin, a Baptist chaplain at the Riviera who helps casino workers cope during the holiday season
If you work at the mall or in an office building, chances are you'll find signs of Christmas around you.
8:10 a.m.
From atop the hill, the 'right to a view'
It's shaping up as a battle between the millionaires on the hill and RV owners down below.
8:03 a.m.
Doc sues drug program
Dr. Kurt Buzard had a chance to clean up his act -- but was it a fair chance?
7:34 a.m.
Former Nevada elected official seeks new trial in San Diego
They cite an audiotape that former Clark County Commissioner Lance Malone secretly recorded during a recent conversation with government witness Nevita Thompson, the girlfriend of former strip club mogul Michael Galardi.
2:12 a.m.

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