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Archive for January 2, 2006

Letter: Rates and revenues not hard to figure out
Throughout the '70s and early '80s the revenue from capital gains taxes fluctuated between 9 billion and 11 billion dollars per year. In just one year, after the percentage rate was cut from 28 percent ...
7:38 a.m.
Letter: Not leaving Iraq anytime soon
For most of this past year our troop strength was 150,000, then they added another 10,000 for the recent Iraqi elections. So withdrawing 7,000 means we have a net gain of 3,000 from earlier this ...
7:38 a.m.
Letter: Bush's debt will be paid for generations
That is not unlike many of the nation's irresponsible citizens who are no longer able to file for bankruptcy because they, like Bush, have maxed out their credit cards.
7:37 a.m.
Editorial: Progress on payday loans
In March the Las Vegas Sun reported in depth on the practices at the more than 300 payday loan stores in Nevada, revealing that their median annualized interest rate on loans amounted to 443 percent. ...
7:37 a.m.
Editorial: Hybrid pioneers on the rise
We believe strongly in alternatively fueled vehicles that run cleaner and get better gas mileage. As more fleets convert, setting examples for individual car buyers, the more the trend toward alternative fuel vehicles will take ...
7:36 a.m.
Editorial: Katrina spin goes into overdrive
Mark Smith, spokesman for the Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, is referring to the evacuation of New Orleans as a "roaring success," the paper reported. And Lt. Col. Pete Schneider of the ...
7:36 a.m.
The week ahead
Reading Royals at Las Vegas Wranglers, 7 p.m., Orleans Arena
7:34 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Despite the stories, Gaming Control Board figures show sports books are doing just fine, thank you
All football season, we have been hearing about how this was the year of the favorite in NFL betting, and how badly the sports books' bottom lines were damaged as a result.
7:29 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: A toast to thousands swilling wine from plastic cups
"We had 300 people there at the Four Seasons," Goodman said Saturday night, a few minutes before following Cheap Trick on the Third Street Stage and leading several thousand ebullient celebrants in what was billed ...
7:20 a.m.
Not so pumped
As a stream of vehicles crept north on Las Vegas Boulevard during the New Year's travel crush, drivers filling up at area gasoline stations found prices that have fallen steadily since September.
7:13 a.m.
What's in store for Guinn's successor?
Guinn said taxes shouldn't have to be raised for several years, and plans to have a "skeleton" budget for presentation to the 2007 Legislature for the next governor.
7:12 a.m.
For now, lawmakers pull plug on utility proposal
CARSON CITY -- A new regulation changing when utilities can shut off electricity or natural gas service to non-paying customers during extreme heat or cold has failed its first test.
7:05 a.m.
Developers offering a new kind of suite deal with condo-hotels
The first near-Strip condo-hotels are scheduled to open in the first half of 2006, bringing a new hotel concept to Las Vegas.
7:05 a.m.

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