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Archive for December 24, 2005

Supreme Court rules for an election in Teamsters fight
CARSON CITY -- A four-year battle by Teamsters Local 14 to represent more than 10,000 support staff members in the Clark County School District is apparently going to an election.
8:27 a.m.
Take Five: Las Vegas Bowl
Longtime observers of the local sports scene were witness to a phenomenon of astronomical proportions Thursday night.
8:20 a.m.
Lightning may strike in LV
Professional soccer of the indoor variety will be returning to Las Vegas, probably as the Lightning, in 2006.
8:20 a.m.
Duly Noted
It's almost that time again. Well, not really. But it's never too early to gather 'round the Hot Stove (or given our balmy weather, a space heater) and talk a little baseball.
8:08 a.m.
Editorial: They better watch out
The Las Vegas Sun reported earlier this week that Gerye uses an electronic attendance system that automatically calls the homes of students who are absent from school. Gerye's recorded message cheerfully notifies whomever picks up ...
7:58 a.m.
Editorial: Allow shelter animals on eBay
In one sense, that many feedbacks, generated in about two days, was encouraging, as most of them were expressing concern for the animals' well-being. We support all efforts to end animal cruelty and neglect.
7:58 a.m.
Editorial: The trouble with gift cards
What many purchasers and recipients do not know, however, is that gift cards are apt to have expiration dates, and that many of them begin losing their value if they are not redeemed quickly.
7:57 a.m.
Letter: It's time to explore climate issues in LV
Having worked as a policy adviser for the United Nations Environment Programme from 1999 to 2004, including working with Tony Blair's government on climate change, I would like to add that even my colleagues at ...
7:57 a.m.
Letter: It's clear Bush is violating the law
By writing an executive order defying this amendment -- an executive order that allows the wiretapping of telephone conversations -- George W. Bush has clearly broken his presidential oath of office to "uphold and defend ...
7:57 a.m.
Letter: New fuel for our presence in Afghanistan
I had written that that was ostensibly our prime motivation, but then I decided to Google both the words Afghanistan and energy and I came up with some very interesting results. It seems that the ...
7:57 a.m.
Police report success with holiday sting
Metro Police say this year's "Holiday Initiative" to catch thieves, carjackers and burglars around major shopping centers has resulted in unexpected successes, including those away from the malls.
7:49 a.m.
Server-based casino games on horizon
Some day gamblers will be able to stride up to a slot machine, insert their slot club cards and be offered a list of their favorite games at the exact denominations they like to play.
7:49 a.m.
Heartfelt thanks for A Lifesaver
In his 34 years as a pilot for United Airlines, Guy Manning had his share of passengers fall ill. But there usually was a doctor on the flight who knew just what to do -- ...
7:43 a.m.
Medicare drug plans still tough to digest
Medicare beneficiaries are curious about -- but hesitant to sign up for -- the new prescription drug plans that take effect Jan. 1.
7:29 a.m.
Avoiding skid, roll
A loud squeal echoed through the crisp morning air at the Community College of Southern Nevada's Cheyenne campus Wednesday morning as a bright white, 15-passenger van skidded and spun full circle in the parking lot.
7:25 a.m.

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