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Archive for January 12, 2006

Setting stage for superintendent
The marriage with a new superintendent has yet to occur, but the Clark County School Board already is considering counseling.
11:00 a.m.
Edward Lee Vargas
2. That's something that needs to be studied. We want schools that are sensitive to the community. It doesn't make a difference whether the district has 300,000 students or 50,000 students. As superintendent I have ...
10:20 a.m.
Bernard Taylor
Student achievement. Keep in mind that students are being judged on standards that are just minimums, the floor. We have to pull up kids from the bottom, yes, but we also have to look at ...
10:07 a.m.
Walt Rulffes
2. We've already put in place a regional concept. Our initial surveys found that the public feared more layers, more bureaucracy. But later surveys have found growing support for the regional offices than for the ...
10:07 a.m.
Peter Gorman
2. It's how we use decentralization. How we use the regional offices and how we give more authority and autonomy to the principals to make the decisions in a more timely manner.
10:06 a.m.
Robert Collins
2. We have a lot of large entities that are extremely successful. It's really not an issue of size because size brings economy. I think a regionalized system that has authority, power and is engaged ...
10:06 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: Taking in the year's best demolition (to date) of an old Las Vegas hotel and casino and reports how spectators rated the fall of the landmark that once was the Showboat
Only in Vegas do you have a community of implosion aficionados. A few braved the chilly elements Wednesday morning to witness the flattening of the Castaways.
9:19 a.m.
Daytona 500 is not a yardstick for sucess
Although his primary goal this season is to win the Daytona 500, Tony Stewart admittedly isn't putting the same kind of emphasis into winning the race as he did the Brickyard 400.
9:03 a.m.
Take Five: Rob MacCachren
Rob MacCachren has been racing -- and winning -- off-road events for more than three decades.
9:02 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: On the rag-tag American Basketball Association and on any number of reasons why Las Vegas' entry is no longer competing
They are to the latest reincarnation of the American Basketball Association what nearly forgotten teams such as the Memphis Tams, Virginia Squires, The Floridians and the Spirits of St. Louis were to the rollicking, original ...
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Plant owners deserve all the blame
You told it like it is: The owners have known for the past six years that they needed to clean up the tons of pollutants being emitted daily into the air and yet they refused ...
8:51 a.m.
Flashpoint for Jan. 12, 2006
Ethics hearings are certain to produce comic moments -- often unintentional. There already have been some as the panel looks into whether County Commissioner Lynette Boggs McDonald tried to save her husband's state job. Her ...
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Explaining why cops and their union are frustrated with arbitration
The contract arbitration process is wearing thin with the leader of the union that represents some 2,400 Metro Police officers.
8:49 a.m.
Anticipating plans for Rx problem
CARSON CITY -- Anticipating the myriad problems plaguing the new federal prescription drug plan for seniors, state officials have set up a program to help people navigate the maze.
8:48 a.m.
Letter: Dems didn't take Abramoff's money
I know Ms. Berkley means well, but I hope her return of this money doesn't give people the wrong impression. This is a Republican scandal -- it was the Republicans who took the money from ...
8:39 a.m.
Letter: Freedom also applies to unborn children
If the right to abort an unborn child is to Brown "a personal freedom," then she has crossed the line and we are now discussing whether or not it is lawful to murder an unborn ...
8:39 a.m.
Letter: Traffic is even worse than you think
At most times of the day, we cannot make a left turn to go to South Coast or the nearby shopping mall. Nor can we make a left turn to return home from trips north ...
8:38 a.m.
Editorial: Skies are a bit too friendly
On Jan. 3 Abramoff pleaded guilty to fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials in a deal that compels him to provide investigators with information about members of Congress who accepted his tainted ...
8:17 a.m.
Editorial: Iran's reckless nuclear plans
It truly is a frightening prospect: Iran, a country controlled by Islamic extremists and whose new president has called for the extermination of Israel, is embarking on a path where it could one day possess ...
8:17 a.m.
Editorial: Targeting owners of aggressive pets
The ordinance, written by Clark County, is to be discussed today by officials from the county, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City. The proposal, which will later be submitted to elected officials for consideration, ...
8:16 a.m.
48 more judges needed in 20 years
In the next 20 years, Clark County will need 48 new District Court judges just to keep pace with the torrid pace of growth, according to a county analysis.
7:54 a.m.
Homeless program missing mark
Nearly 18 months after its launch, a $1.5-million program to help the Las Vegas Valley's mentally ill homeless people get off the street has not housed a single person.
7:44 a.m.
Tropicana's owners take first steps toward redevelopment
The man who developed the Rio and built Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas has been hired by the Tropicana's owners to design and price a redevelopment of the prime Strip property.
7:42 a.m.
Acclaimed Jewish films showcased at Suncoast
For some insight into Jewish culture, check out the upcoming film festival at the Suncoast.
7:34 a.m.

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