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Archive for December 3, 2006

Duo bets on long shot
Long-retired casino dealers Tony Badillo and Jack Lipsman are preparing for an unfolding labor battle that has injected new life into an old cause.
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Jeff Simpson talks to an upbeat Steve Wynn about good times for his resort properties
In a two-and-a-half hour interview, we discussed how his company is doing in Las Vegas and Macau, and Wynn's plans for the future, among other things.
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Jack Sheehan on a lesson learned years ago in a cemetery while a trumpeter played 'Taps'
And because there's no place like home, and because my neighbors realize I've been here almost forever, they tend to make unfavorable comparisons between their former place of residence and Las Vegas and unload their ...
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FLASHPOINT for Dec 03, 2006
You have to give Craig Walton credit. The local ethics maven said he would come up with some thoughtful proposals for the 2007 Legislature, and he has. LLCs have to disclose partners when contributing. Lobbyists ...
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Jon Ralston on what has happened, and what could still happen, when Bill Walters and George Chanos butt heads
Chanos wants the feds to probe Walters' land deals with Las Vegas and to investigate conflict allegations Walters has made against the attorney general. Walters says he has been wronged and insists he is pondering ...
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Editorial: Time to evaluate room tax
This fiscal year the LVCVA expects to receive approximately $213 million from the tax.
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Editorial: Failing the smell test
According to a story in Thursday's Las Vegas Sun, members of the Southern Nevada Recycling Advisory Committee have said that Clark County commissioners lacked the proper perspective when they rejected a proposal that called for ...
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Editorial: Demanding more detail
A recent audit, prompted by stories in the Las Vegas Sun, showed deficiencies in how the Research Foundation's former executive director Tom Williams accounted for nearly $84,000 in travel and meal expenses. Among the criticisms ...
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Letter: Smart recycling plan starts with education
As a teacher, one way that I think recycling could work in this state is by teaching the children in this town to get more involved with taking care of their environment and being active ...
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Letter: Tourists already pay for too much in Vegas
If Las Vegas wants an arena, especially an NBA arena, Las Vegans or the NBA team should pay for it.
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Letter: Flexing muscle won't cure Middle East
Japan was a world power that had brutally conquered China, most of Southeast Asia and a good chunk of the Pacific when it tried to eliminate our fleet in Pearl Harbor. It was allied with ...
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Letter: Actions show real support for troops
In criticizing the war in Iraq, Poupard states "Support the Troops" was just a code for supporting Bush in his "illegal" war against the Iraqi people. The war is not "illegal." It was supported by ...
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John Katsilometes talks to Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber about the spectacle that is 'Phantom' in Las Vegas
Lloyd Webber stopped in town for a quick overnighter last week, landing from London on Monday and moving on to Los Angeles and finally New York, where tonight he will be among those lauded by ...
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Mega-law firms to join forces
One of the most influential law firms in Las Vegas is merging with a Denver-based firm in a deal that demonstrates the increasing importance of the city's business community.
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Going in harm's way
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Some stuff you may want stuffed into many stockings
If Kris Kringle and Monty Hall ever bumped into each other on a busy street corner with their hands full, the Las Vegas Sun holiday auction might be the result.
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Cheering on Tom
The results of the past four Iowa Democratic caucuses (eventual nominee in bold). If Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack makes a strong run, it could render the 2008 Iowa caucus a foregone conclusion, as in 1992 ...
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Reid's rise to power may be bad news for Yucca backers
WASHINGTON - When pro-Yucca Mountain advocates called on Senate Majority Leader-elect Harry Reid to step aside from the nuclear waste debate, some saw it as an act of desperation over the stalled project.
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Brian Greenspun on how Carter is wrong about the Middle East
Former President Jimmy Carter, I believe it is accurate to say, has been a far better ex-president than he was a president of the United States. Simply put, the Carter administration was a disaster on ...
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