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Archive for November 20, 2005

Officials hail cleanup efforts at Sierra Superfund site
Since making the Superfund list of the country's most polluted sites in 2000, the Leviathan Mine site 25 miles southwest of Gardnerville has been the focus of increased attention.
12:51 p.m.
Widespread reports of violence against Egypt opposition voters in second-round polling
There are 1,706 candidates competing in 72 constituencies in this round of elections. The Brotherhood was expected to win more seats Sunday and in the Dec. 1 third round.
8:24 a.m.
Iran lawmakers seek to block nuclear inspections if nation referred to Security Council
When the bill becomes law, as is expected, it will strengthen the government's hand in resisting international pressure to abandon uranium enrichment, a process that can be used to produce fuel for nuclear reactors or ...
8:23 a.m.
Bush, Chinese president discuss trade, human rights, religious freedom
But their meeting Sunday at the Great Hall of the People on the edge of Tiananmen Square appeared to produce no breakthroughs on U.S. demands for currency reforms in China and no details about how ...
8:23 a.m.
Flashpoint for Nov. 20, 2005
Flashpoint for Nov. 20, 2005
8:06 a.m.
Editorial: Pushing for better gas mileage
Never before had automakers been required by law to build fuel-efficient vehicles, hence the muscle cars of that era. Gradually the law took hold and fuel efficiency greatly improved. Today an automaker's passenger cars are ...
8:00 a.m.
Editorial: GOP-run House shows its dark side
The cuts passed by the House are nothing short of cruel. As Gannett News Service reported in an analysis of the House's action, one proposal will have a significant impact on single parents receiving welfare ...
8:00 a.m.
Editorial: Yucca Mountain continues to fail
In a report dated Nov. 9, Energy Department Inspector General Gregory Friedman said investigators examining e-mails sent among scientists for the project found that some of the messages identified concerns that typically would be marked ...
8:00 a.m.
Letter: English should be national language
My brothers and I are first-generation Americans, born of Italian parents who made it a point to learn English. Consequently we spoke only English in our home.
7:56 a.m.
Letter: Real studies, or philosophy?
Mr. LeBoeuf mentions three "studies" that support his position. I put the quotation marks around the word "studies" because, in my opinion, these are hardly real scientific studies by real scientists.
7:56 a.m.
Letter: Someone deserving of another chance
Las Vegas is a town of reinvention. I would like to see Las Vegas' heart and an outpouring of love and compassion for Conan Pope. Las Vegas needs to stand as his family.
7:56 a.m.
Letter: Troops need leadership, not empty slogans
Better leadership would do more for morale than empty slogans. What's the plan now that "stay the course" is not selling well?
7:54 a.m.
Q and A with Arian Black
Magician Arian Black is a perfect example.
7:41 a.m.
All that jazz gives seniors a boost
Like many of the dancers in UNLV's senior jazz class, Pieper is not about to try out for a music video anytime soon. But she's certainly having a ball.
7:40 a.m.
Looking at the whole picture
The turmoil resulting from the divisive 2003 Nevada legislative session got a lot of people talking.
7:39 a.m.
Decentralization called education key
But consultant Bill Ouchi said his work for the Council for a Better Nevada will not include a personal evaluation of whether the Clark County School District might benefit from the application of his educational ...
7:35 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: The police union's stepped-up probe
In the past two weeks, lawyers for the Las Vegas Police Protective Association, the union that represents some 2,400 officers, have flooded Clark County with public information requests.
7:34 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: How simple it really is for Walters to get what he wants from council
Whether or not the attorney general finds a crime has been committed in Waltersgate, the city's behavior is criminal. Whether or not this literally is a case of public corruption, the process was corrupt. And ...
7:33 a.m.
Columnist Hal Rothman: The outside world can't quite seem to get a handle on the true past and present of Vegas
There isn't an original thought in it and it repeats every hackneyed cliche about Las Vegas that has ever been uttered. How hard can it be to see Las Vegas on its own terms? Why ...
7:33 a.m.
Plane hijacking a Youth Forum issue 31 years ago
School: Bishop Gorman High
7:32 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Simpson: Station is eager for a local casino location in NLV
Casino industry insiders have long believed that Station Casinos will have the inside track when it comes time for a casino operator to partner with the developer of Aliante in North Las Vegas.
7:30 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: The scene at the Rolling Stones concert Friday night at MGM Grand
Is the person across the aisle from me Ed Asner, or just a longtime fan?
7:26 a.m.
Failed golf resort to make way for recreation area
The agency, which manages the surrounding 316,000-acre Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, has been struggling, along with several hundred residents in area to deal with the hordes of visitors from the urban area.
7:24 a.m.
Columnist Tom Gorman: The closing of yet another Strip property witnesses the departure of one more Las Vegas legend
Her husband, Norm Jansen, created the Boardwalk, with its roller-coaster facade and the big, looming clown's face. After Norm passed away eight years ago, his widow, Avis, continued to run her little gift store, selling ...
7:23 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: The importance of fences separating Palestinians, Israelis
I was daydreaming, I knew, but I couldn't help thinking about the absurdity of that comment as I listened to very knowledgeable people explain the reasoning behind the building of the fence that will soon ...
7:18 a.m.
North Strip: Brink of a boom?
Meantime, the owners of the Riviera and the New Frontier are choosing to play a waiting game.
7:17 a.m.
Church feels pains of growth
The Roman Catholic parish -- which celebrated its first Mass on Christmas Eve 2003 with 800 people in attendance -- sees 2,500 people every weekend over the course of five Masses.
7:16 a.m.
No. 5 Penn State 31, Michigan State 22
Michael Robinson ran for 90 yards and a touchdown and passed for another, and Alan Zemaitis had three interceptions for Penn State (10-1, 6-1).
7:10 a.m.
Nevada 30, Utah St. 24
The win puts Nevada in second place in the Western Athletic Conference and gives the Wolfpack an opportunity to play for the conference championship when they face Fresno State next Saturday.
7:09 a.m.
Colorado State 31, UNLV 27
The Rams (6-5, 5-3 Mountain West) also held off a last-minute UNLV drive that ended at the Rebels' 49 in the final seconds.
7:09 a.m.

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