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Archive for April 23, 2006

Jack Sheehan on how unfunny it can be for the thousands of unknown comedians trying to make the jump to a Las Vegas stage
Nine times out of 10 they bill themselves as "Straight from Las Vegas," or "Soon to open in Lake Tahoe," or "Recently played to packed houses in Reno."
8:45 a.m.
John Katsilometes takes in the panoramic views at Pamorama - er, Panorama Towers
"They should call it 'Pamorama,' because I am here," Anderson said during the official groundbreaking party for Tower 3 of Panorama Towers on Dean Martin Drive, just west of the Strip. "When I'm at the ...
7:27 a.m.
Critics: Tower's new math is not adding up
A new 227-foot high condominium project planned near Charleston Boulevard and the Las Vegas Beltway in Summerlin, adjacent to the newly opened Red Rock Resort, is a slap in the face - a very high ...
7:27 a.m.
Jeff Simpson has it up to here with jokers who spoil TV poker tournaments with their rude ways
But one of the most irritating things about televised poker, and ESPN's WSOP coverage is the biggest culprit, is the extra attention paid to the juvenile antics of some poker players.
7:27 a.m.
Playing politics with lake
The scientist who headed federal studies into harmful chemicals being released into Lake Mead from Las Vegas sewage says he quit his job because his findings have been suppressed for political reasons.
7:26 a.m.
Brian Greenspun on why we should be blaming Bush
Blitzer is normally a no-nonsense, get-to-the-point kind of interviewer. That is why he is so important to the debate process in this country. People trust him to ask the right questions, always know his subject ...
7:26 a.m.
Preachers who harass gays protested
As the university system regents last month debated a proposed campus ban on rap music that promotes violence, a UNR student offered an additional suggestion.
7:26 a.m.
Who will pick up the baton?
Nearly eight years later, the philharmonic has a $1.5 million budget, a classical series, a series of small recitals in private homes, guest artists and composers, and a strong educational program.
7:26 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Apr 23, 2006
FLASHPOINT for Apr 23, 2006
7:26 a.m.
Jon Ralston on the awkward position in which Bush's visit puts the state GOP
Porter and the Republicans are opening their house, aka The Venetian, to President Bush in the way that a bank might welcome a deposit from a dictator who has committed serial human rights abuses. They ...
7:25 a.m.
Hal Rothman recalls a failed citizens' effort to prevent Red Rock Resort from ever taking root in Summerlin
Opponents certainly faced an uphill battle. The permits for the resort were already secured when the opposition took shape. The homeowners had been advised of the plans when they bought their homes. They looked at ...
7:25 a.m.
Editorial: Republicans smear Harry Reid
Of course, as anyone who has paid attention to the immigration debate in Congress knows, it is the Republican-led House that has wanted to make it a felony to be an illegal immigrant. In contrast, ...
7:25 a.m.
Editorial: Rational action needed
But they're not. These are American images, and they represent some of the more extreme examples of what the ongoing immigration debate is eliciting in communities across the country.
7:25 a.m.
Letter: Retired generals are duty-bound to speak
Kane correctly argues that the military is under the civilian control of the president, but Kane's understanding of "retired" is wanting. When these generals were active, they gave advice and then followed orders.
7:25 a.m.
Letter: Immigration rhetoric is taking its toll
Do they feel that way about Mexican-American citizens? Did people just realize today that there are 12 million people in the country illegally? Will the law make it so that I can be taken away ...
7:25 a.m.
Letter: Thumbs down to Cardinal Mahony
His views certainly do not coincide with mine and I hope His Eminence has the approval of Rome. I think he has paraphrased our leader who said "bring 'em on" to "bring 'em in."
7:24 a.m.
Letter: Revolution against oil companies is past due
Now one of those CEOs is retiring. Among his retirement perks is a sum of cash to help tide him over in excess of $400 million. If he is careful with his nickels and dimes, ...
7:24 a.m.
Editorial: Wake-up call for drivers
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration figures show that 43,200 people died on America's roads last year, up from 42,636 in 2004. U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta said the figures illustrate that each year our country ...
7:24 a.m.
Hughes Redux
Thirty years after Howard Hughes' death, the reclusive billionaire who changed the course of Las Vegas' history remains larger than life - at times more myth than man, more conjecture than fact.
7:24 a.m.
Arizona State official top choice for UNR post
All three are qualified. But committee members said Milton Glick, provost for Arizona State University, would win the job hands down.
7:23 a.m.
Tarkanian plans a run to retain her council seat
Tarkanian won her council seat in a January 2005 recall election that sacked then-Councilwoman Janet Moncrief.
7:23 a.m.

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