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Archive for January 5, 2006

Columnist Ron Kantowski: On why the UNLV's men's basketball team's games probably don't mean much until the MWC tournament
So you couldn't drag yourself away from the USC-Texas game to look in on the Rebels' basketball team at Wyoming on Wednesday night? Couldn't get that TiVo Santa left under your tree hooked up in ...
8:48 a.m.
Tracy expects to be running with fenders in 2007
If all goes according to plan, Paul Tracy will be trading his open-wheel racecar for one with doors and fenders at the end of this racing season.
8:30 a.m.
High tech stuff / Consumer Electronics Show
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8:28 a.m.
Medicaid contracts hit with problems
CARSON CITY -- At least one error and doubts about fairness have convinced the state to pull back in awarding two of its largest contracts to provide medical care for the needy.
8:25 a.m.
Marshal gets $115,000 in suit
A Las Vegas Municipal Court marshal who filed a federal lawsuit alleging sexual harassment is apparently settling with the city for cash and contributions to her retirement plan worth $115,000.
8:24 a.m.
Decision on houses delayed by county
The question of whether a half-dozen buildings at Mount Charleston are family homes or condominiums went before the Clark County Commission on Wednesday, and commissioners promised another meeting on the issue next month.
8:21 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: Dropping in on rehearsals for 'Hairspray' in a dance studio at UNLV
The cast of "Hairspray" is giving it the old college try ... or trying it out at college.
8:09 a.m.
Letter: Who will the U.S. target after Iraq?
These are the reasons why our military is asked to sacrifice for our sakes. As a former military officer, I am quite aware of these calls of duty and at one time of my life ...
8:03 a.m.
Letter: Remember traffic, officials when voting
In order to "crack the shell and get these officials' attention," as he wrote, I would suggest a change in their management. After all, 2006 and 2007 are election years.
8:02 a.m.
Letter: Scientific theory means something
It wasn't that long ago that one of the major religions didn't believe in this scientific gravity "theory," either. They believed that all the planets revolved around the Earth. And I seem to recall that ...
8:02 a.m.
Letter: It's not religion -- it's propaganda
Incredibly, Campos uses Bertrand Russell, an agnostic, to support the idea that science may beg the question by assuming what it wishes to prove. Mr. Campos then calls science a "metaphysical orthodoxy."
8:02 a.m.
Letter: Not sold on mass transit in the valley
Why would I walk in the desert heat and wait for a bus or train to take me to the Strip or anywhere else? I would have to wait again to get back home.
7:55 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Not alone in wondering why Las Vegas was denied homeland security funds
In the words of Sheriff Bill Young, who has the biggest responsibility for protecting Las Vegas from terrorists, cutting the city out of the latest round of federal homeland security funding "defies logic."
7:52 a.m.
Flashpoint for Jan. 5, 2006
I have waited all my life to have something named for me. And finally, it has happened. No, it's not an award. No, it's not a school. No, it's not a university chair. It's a, ...
7:51 a.m.
Editorial: A moment turns joy to agony
The emotions are compounded by a lack of news. The wait for word of the miners' fate is excruciating. In Sago, W.Va., early Wednesday morning, relatives of 13 coal miners trapped since early Monday were ...
7:31 a.m.
Editorial: Crossed up on crosswalks
On Dec. 30 we again wrote about the issue, focusing on a crosswalk at Decatur Boulevard and Pennwood Avenue. A school crossing guard had been trying for years to get either Las Vegas or Clark ...
7:31 a.m.
Editorial: Federal security funding to be cut
Las Vegas was among 11 metropolitan areas deemed less likely than 36 others to face major terrorism threats, and therefore will not be eligible to compete for a chunk of the $765 million in grants ...
7:31 a.m.
Storm victims face housing glitches
Driven from New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina, Tiffany Dunn moved into federally subsidized housing in Las Vegas, ready to begin a new life.
7:27 a.m.
Buckley, Chanos drop the gloves on TV
Nevada Attorney General George Chanos and Assembly Majority Leader Barbara Buckley, D-Las Vegas, argued in unusually rude terms Wednesday over the divisive topic of importing low-cost drugs from Canada.
7:21 a.m.
Schools dispute rages on
CARSON CITY - Republican Rep. Jim Gibbons' support for breaking up the Clark County School District touched off debate among his rivals for governor Wednesday, forcing candidates to stake out positions early in the campaign.
7:16 a.m.
Breaking up is hard to do -- Mason says racism a factor in districting
The president of the Clark County School Board said Wednesday that racism is an additional unspoken motive behind the drive to break up the nation's fifth-largest school district.
7:15 a.m.
Controlled blasting to resume
Two weeks after construction blasting damaged homes in Henderson, the city has decided to allow the controlled explosions to resume as early as Wednesday.
7:11 a.m.
County seeks overturning of verdict
Contrary to a federal jury's verdict, Clark County commissioners insist that McCarran International Airport managers did not retaliate against a black employee who complained of discrimination.
7:10 a.m.
Lawsuit to target bad check collection system
A defense attorney claims the district attorney's bad check unit is violating the Nevada Constitution by funding itself from fees it collects from prosecuting casino marker cases.
7:08 a.m.

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