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Archive for January 3, 2006

Columnist John Katsilometes: Taking note of the opinionated license plates of Penn Jillette
If you find yourself tailing a hot-pink Mini Cooper bearing a vanity licence plate reading "ATHIEST," know that the 6-foot-6 inch ponytailed man behind the wheel is the notoriously opinionated Penn Jillette.
11:08 a.m.
Icy roads create slippery commute in northern Nevada
At least 20 accidents were reported in south Reno alone before daybreak, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
8:56 a.m.
State-sponsored charter schools still have problems
The Nevada Board of Education has new authority to turn down charter school applications, thanks to a change in the state law by the 2005 Legislature.
8:21 a.m.
Letter: Liberals once again negate positive news
This monumental victory should have been headline news for days, yet the very liberal New York Times once again downplayed a Bush victory. The Times ignored a request by our administration, which feared harm to ...
8:20 a.m.
Letter: Kudos to the Coast Guard are well-deserved
The smallest of the armed forces immediately drew people and equipment from all over the country to get the job done. The last count I saw shows that Coast Guard men and women saved over ...
8:18 a.m.
Editorial: Don't be lulled by gas prices
A few years ago American drivers would have recoiled at that price, but now most are conditioned to feel relief. Before people stop being concerned about prices again, however, and dash off to buy a ...
8:17 a.m.
Editorial: Mileage can lull car buyers, too
But the EPA has not changed the way it calculates the mileage for new cars in 20 years. Even back in the mid-1980s buyers of new cars would scoff at the official mileage ratings, as ...
8:17 a.m.
Editorial: Simply a matter of fairness
Shopping over the Internet offers great convenience for customers and is an excellent way of doing business for retailers. In recent years, however, an issue of fairness has arisen about online sales and the fact ...
8:17 a.m.
Letter: 'Brokeback Mountain' a compassionate film
I saw the movie on its opening day in Las Vegas and the theater was so crowded we had to come back to the next viewing.
8:16 a.m.
Conference debut may help answer questions
The UNLV Lady Rebels will open their seventh Mountain West Conference season Thursday night wondering if they have kept up with the rest of the nine-team league.
7:49 a.m.
Debunking myth about suicides and the holidays
The Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania has been debunking the suicide myth lately. Using data from the National Center for Health Statistics, the center found that the lowest number of suicides ...
7:48 a.m.
Take Five: Gaston Essengue
A Cameroon native in his first season at UNLV, Gaston Essengue leads UNLV's reserves with a 53.7-percent touch from the field, and he leads all Rebels with 11 blocked shots, four of which he swatted ...
7:46 a.m.
Warming raises scientists' concerns
According to the National Weather Service and the Western Climate Research Center, Las Vegas could at least tie the record for the warmest year, in average temperature, in recorded history.
7:41 a.m.
Survey cites teen smoking in decline
Megan Phillips doesn't smoke, but if the Silverado High School freshman did, there would be no shortage of ways to get cigarettes.
7:34 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: The opinionated license plates of Penn Jillette
Jillette, who along with partner Teller, organized the third "Penn & Teller's 13 Bloody Days of Xmas" blood drive (which concluded Saturday), owns three Mini Coopers. All are his favorite color, bright pink, and each ...
7:30 a.m.
Henderson will try experiment with new urbanism for homes
Grading is scheduled to start in Henderson this month on Inspirada, a community offering dense, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods interconnected with narrow streets, village squares, parks and open space.
7:25 a.m.
Drawing the line
Even Sin City is not without its conventions of morality -- at least on paper.
7:24 a.m.
Boxing still a lure for kids away from gangs, drugs
It's a common dream for the kids who come to the scrappy gym. Kids as young as 6 come from Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and as far away as Henderson to the small one-room ...
7:22 a.m.
High school sports governing group looks at cheerleader rules
And that has sparked the opposition of longtime Assemblyman John Carpenter, R-Elko, who calls it "over-regulation."
7:21 a.m.

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