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Archive for February 12, 2006

Energy Department seeks control of land near Yucca
Energy officials confirmed last week that legislation they are preparing to send to Congress would grant the agency control of 147,000 acres near Yucca Mountain. Of that land, 24,000 acres are managed by the Air ...
12:35 p.m.
Brian Greenspun wonders how Bush's 'state' coincides with global realities
I am having some trouble squaring what President Bush told us the other night at the State of the Union address with what he and the generals like to refer to as "the facts on ...
12:35 p.m.
Jeff German on how Sheriff Young has found key support for his stance on fighting the danger of gangster rap acts
One of those allies is the most recognizable name in the casino industry - Steve Wynn, the owner of Wynn Las Vegas on the Strip.
12:34 p.m.
Terror threat not weighed in assessing nuke waste shipments
The study, partially funded by an affiliate of the nuclear power industry, concluded that the shipments would be safe. But the 292-page report noted that terrorism risks had not been fully considered because some researchers ...
12:34 p.m.
Yucca in need of repair after nine years
WASHINGTON - Yucca Mountain research facilities - from ground supports to railroad tracks - need repairs after just nine years of use, leaving critics wondering how the Energy Department could store nuclear waste there for ...
12:34 p.m.
Jeff Simpson wonders why there's no crackdown on state's Internet poker players
Nevada is one of the few states to have enacted laws making it illegal to gamble online. Web casino operators contend that their operations don't violate federal law - an assertion disputed by the Justice ...
12:33 p.m.
Jack Sheehan on the controversy surrounding 'A Million Little Pieces' and Oprah's support that made it a bestseller
I have had plenty of time to organize my thoughts about the book controversy that's had everyone buzzing lately, and what it all means. I allude of course to James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" ...
12:33 p.m.
Editorial: An abacus would be an upgrade
A story by McClatchy Newspapers last week disclosed the depth of the Pentagon's accounting crisis. The article began by illustrating the frustration of an Army sergeant in Iraq who was having to desperately scrounge for ...
12:33 p.m.
Editorial: Music deserving of a bad rap
Young has raised the issue since last year, and in June asked the state Gaming Control Board to encourage the casino industry to crack down on gangster rap acts, according to a column by the ...
12:33 p.m.
Letter: An alternative to imposing a gasoline tax
My reasoning: Why penalize the people who are already conserving, along with the gas hoggers? Most of the lower income drivers have smaller, cheaper (what they can afford) four-cylinder cars getting 30 mpg, so why ...
12:33 p.m.
Letter: Anxiety over spying not limited to liberals
First, both liberals and conservatives favor the NSA program. It is the lack of oversight that troubles both parties. This country was built on checks and balances and not the trust of a president who ...
12:32 p.m.
Letter: Insist government doesn't go unchecked
Its efforts have, so far, been kept relatively secret, as is the usual practice of this administration. The system allows the government to secretly search any electronic records, including e-mails and blogs of all Americans ...
12:32 p.m.
Editorial: A poor plan of attack
According to a Las Vegas Sun story published Thursday, Homeland Security officials say the information revealing why Las Vegas was not included among the 35 urban areas on the department's list is classified.
12:32 p.m.
Hal Rothman gives his assessment of retiring UNLV President Carol Harter and what legacy she leaves behind
UNLV was appealing because here everything seemed possible. The sky was the limit, and it seemed like people would help you achieve your goals.
12:31 p.m.
Flashpoint for Feb. 12, 2006
Flashpoint for Feb. 12, 2006
12:31 p.m.
John Katsilometes on the timing of nuptials for Hunt-Bono
Portraying former presidential candidate Walter Mondale, Dana Carvey was asked by the host (played by the late Phil Hartman), "What were you thinking?" after promising to raise taxes during his campaign against Ronald Reagan. "Oh ...
12:30 p.m.
Tom Gorman on how Frank Gehry's design for a medical research facility elevates Las Vegas to a new stage in the eyes of a public that has long considered the town the center of architectural knockoffs
Detailed plans for the construction of a medical research center were unveiled and, for once, the cheering by civic boosters was not unjustified hyperbole.
12:30 p.m.
Vegas hosts a ho-ho-ho down
You can't not be amused by a dozen Santas singing karaoke, even if they are slightly off-key.
12:30 p.m.
Company breaks ground on $106 million solar plant in Nevada
Solargenix Energy, a subsidiary of Acciona Energy SA, said it formally began construction on the 64-megawatt plant in the Eldorado Valley of Boulder City on Saturday.
10:27 a.m.
Two tributes have much in common
What: "The Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean."
7:14 a.m.

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