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Archive for August 14, 2006

THE OPENING LINE
Instead of a gun, I keep an Adirondack Big Stick under my bed, in case of emergency. I wish I had the Jackie Robinson model Louisville Slugger I used in high school instead. You could ...
7:29 a.m.
Jeff Haney on a dying scheme to hustle online casinos
Not long after the House of Representatives passed legislation this summer designed to clamp down on online gambling, the boss of Costa Rica-based BetOnSports was arrested while changing planes in Texas. As a result, the ...
7:28 a.m.
Russians take over glory division
His best hope for a unified heavyweight championship had just been vanquished, yet promoter Bob Arum was able to retain a wry sense of humor.
7:28 a.m.
Tricks of the trade
One has been a headliner on the Strip for 15 years; the other for two months. Lance Burton and Gerry McCambridge perform tricks. Amazing tricks. Jaw-dropping, head-scratching tricks. Tricks that astound audiences even though they ...
7:28 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Aug 14, 2006
Some good news and bad news for the parties in Congressional Quarterly's latest analysis of the possibilities for change in Congress. The Democrats should be thrilled that Congressional District 2 has been moved from "Republican ...
7:28 a.m.
Letter: Airport security goes a little overboard
These dudes have all been specially trained to take out a tube of Katusha hair gel at 200 meters, firing from the hip.
7:28 a.m.
Letter: Elections will leave GOP feeling blue
He notes the Democrats' "most recent loss in the very blue state of California for the vacant Republican seat once held by Rep. Duke Cunningham, a race they thought was a sure thing."
7:28 a.m.
Letter: Solicitors make it hard to enjoy vacation
We were unable to walk down the street or into any hotel or casino on the Strip without being accosted by individuals offering "promotions." We did not come to Las Vegas to purchase a time ...
7:27 a.m.
Editorial: 'This is for all of humanity'
It was Jan. 31, 1961, when McCullough and nine others walked into McCrory's lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., and ordered hamburgers and drinks. As all 10 were black, they were refused service and arrested ...
7:27 a.m.
Editorial: Conservation road show
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and other Bush administration officials sell this program as a cooperative effort among private landowners, industry representatives, conservation groups and government officials to preserve the environment. The plan calls for using ...
7:27 a.m.
Letter: Spellings commission's report is unfocused
One proposal included in the report is that public universities should use standardized tests to measure learning. That sounds like an extension of the deeply flawed No Child Left Behind Act for elementary and secondary ...
7:27 a.m.
Editorial: Lots of room to improve
One reason experts believe this primary will see a record low is because the primary was moved up to Aug. 15 this year, instead of the first Tuesday of September. This gives election clerks more ...
7:26 a.m.
John Katsilometes takes a jaunt through the Aladdin/Planet Hollywood with CEO Robert Earl
"We want to have better 'interconnectivity' between all areas of the hotel and casino," co-chairman of Planet Hollywood Resort Casino Robert Earl said Saturday at the hotel he plucked from bankruptcy in 2003. During a ...
7:26 a.m.
LOOKING IN ON: CITY HALL
"Back Seat Beth" is either shamelessly seeking attention or a sincere advocate for the homeless.
7:26 a.m.
Anti-gang tool: Stay out late, go see the judge
After dark, police say, lawlessness was the norm at the Emerald Breeze apartments. And that was before the gangs took over.
7:26 a.m.
Hangin' with a dogcatcher
"Gangbangers - when you kill someone your mother, sister, and brother all will suffer."
7:26 a.m.
Shoe leather and phones: GOP goes retro
Paula Martin works a full day at a real estate development firm, and then twice a week, rather than going out for cocktails or to the movies like any other mid-20s professional, she calls strangers ...
7:26 a.m.

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