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Archive for October 25, 2005

Editorial: A boon for quality of life
They obviously took the complaints to heart. Today there are dozens of new neighborhood parks and regional trail systems representing a tremendous leap forward in the quality of life for Southern Nevadans. Even detention basins, ...
10:35 a.m.
Editorial: Can boxing be made safer?
We have all seen the lasting, debilitating toll experienced by fighters who stayed in the game too long. It's amazing that more fighters aren't hurt when this chilling statistic is considered: The American Association of ...
10:34 a.m.
Flashpoint for Oct. 25, 2005
Thanks to Vice President Dick Cheney, Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., is even less beatable today. Or is it more beatable? Porter was thrilled to take in the more than 200 grand that guests anted up ...
9:37 a.m.
Letter: The truth about Saddam is out there
Last Wednesday on the Fox News Channel an author-historian, who has followed Saddam Hussein for 20 years, said that Saddam had WMDs, not large amounts, but nevertheless had them. He also added that "he was ...
9:33 a.m.
Letter: Finding bin Laden would bring closure
Finding bin Laden would bring closure
9:33 a.m.
Letter: No room for religion in science class
In last Sunday's edition, one letter by Timothy Carroll, headlined "Plenty of evidence for creationism," identified the theory as "biblical creationism" and argued that proof of creationism was all around us, in the Scriptures, in ...
9:33 a.m.
Letter: Stop litter from escort service/stripper fliers
I am totally for freedom of speech, but I am against litter. The number of people handing out "escort service/stripper" fliers on the Strip has dramatically increased over the last four years since we moved ...
9:30 a.m.
Editorial: War by body count
This "war of attrition" was supported by then-Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, who opposed leaving Vietnam and also opposed all-out escalation of the fighting. It didn't take long for the public to come up with names ...
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Ken Korach, a former LV sports broadcaster rooting for the White Sox
There's no cheering in the press box, which is why longtime Las Vegan Ken Korach will be cheering for the Chicago White Sox on his living room sofa during the World Series.
9:16 a.m.
Steichen remains on pins, not needles, as he waits to return as Rebels QB
Shane Steichen still views it as his team, which has made sitting out the past four UNLV football games all the more painful for the junior quarterback.
9:11 a.m.
Fountain of inspiration
The top 10 finishers, with prize money won, in the World Poker Tour's $10,000 buy-in Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship that concluded Saturday morning at the Bellagio.
9:08 a.m.
State will reward school innovation with $78 million
CARSON CITY -- In January $78 million in state money will be infused into schools that propose innovative approaches to improving student performance.
9:07 a.m.
Names of five new schools selected
After years of campaigning by his supporters, Clark County School District's first black superintendent will have a campus bearing his name.
9:05 a.m.
Henderson constructs new blasting ordinance
What started with a bang in Henderson is winding down with a whimper.
9:00 a.m.
UNLV stops using 15-passenger vans
Because the rollover that killed eight University of Utah students and their instructor last month involved a 15-passenger van, UNLV has quit using that type of van to transport students and faculty.
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: The anger directed toward the county and the R-J over the failed police deal
None of the key players came away smiling from Monday's Metro Fiscal Affairs Committee meeting.
8:58 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: Why a second Vegas radio station in a month switched formats
Friday KVGS 107.9-FM switched from its urban R&B format to alternative rock. Monday the station's general sales manager was ready with an explanation.
8:55 a.m.
Donation a shoe-in for students in need
Clutching a cardboard box containing a new pair of blue and white sneakers Monday at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School, third grade student Jason James asked, "Do we get to take these home?"
8:46 a.m.
It wasn't a gem in U.S. history, but Topaz will never be forgotten
The Topaz Museum:
8:45 a.m.
10 excuses for bad driving
10. Motorists' high blood pressure spikes over highway construction projects that can be measured in geologic time
8:43 a.m.
AG: City officials didn't violate law
The Nevada attorney general's office has ruled that Henderson did not violate the state's open meeting law in hiring Alan Kerstein as the city's police chief.
8:41 a.m.
Northern Nevada county's troubles increase
CARSON CITY -- Only budget cuts and tax increases will save White Pine County from falling into insolvency by mid-2006, according to a report by the state Taxation Department.
8:41 a.m.
Nevada delegation divided on best ways to cut federal spending
WASHINGTON -- With the cost of Hurricane Katrina expected to top $200 billion and the war in Iraq grinding on at $5.9 billion a month, congressional lawmakers are grappling with the thorny issue of spending ...
8:33 a.m.
Agencies' data on homeless full of holes
Two years after all local agencies receiving federal funds for helping the homeless were told to create a database about their clients, a report shows that the system is far from ready for use as ...
8:31 a.m.
Swing vote
The key figure in Monday's vote to deny a new Metro Police contract said he rejected the deal out of deference to Clark County officials, and not because he objected to the four-year contract's 25.6 ...
8:30 a.m.
State says surprise shower is fixed on new interchange
The smooth-turning ramps may have replaced the left-turn signals at the new Fiesta Bowl interchange in Henderson, but there are still a few kinks to be worked out of the $85 million project that joins ...
8:28 a.m.
A race to refloat Gulf casinos
Some experts thought it would take years for the Gulf Coast's casino industry to rebuild after being flattened by Hurricane Katrina.
8:27 a.m.

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