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Archive for January 22, 2006

Film rings true for Las Vegas resident
There's a scene in the film "Two for the Money" in which quarterback Brandon Lang is severely injured, with his right leg twisted at an odd, stomach-churning angle.
10:39 a.m.
Outspoken Nobel laureate topic of lecture
What: Lecture on Harold Pinter, 2005 Nobel Laureate in Literature.
10:10 a.m.
Letter: New flight plan would benefit many residents
I live in the southwest valley where the majority of the departing planes now fly over. Several years ago when we first were looking at buying our house, a majority of the planes departed with ...
10:01 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Asking how far will we go with Iran
Like I didn't have enough to worry about. ...
9:25 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: Taking in a night at the improv with Miss America host James Denton
To the right of my seat at the Aladdin Theatre of Performing Arts was the arena stage, occupied by a bevy of Miss America contestants (including eventual winner Miss Oklahoma, Jennifer Berry) and pageant host ...
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Analyzing how political candidates and their donors routinely circumvent contribution limits
Nevada law says candidates can accept a maximum of $5,000 per donor for the primary election and another $5,000 for the general election.
8:45 a.m.
Polarized forces
Clark County School Board members will have some uninvited company in New York this week.
8:43 a.m.
Taking it to the minimum
It took decades for the public to fully appreciate the historic importance of pop art. On its heels came a reluctant grasp of minimalism, which scholars say over the last couple of years has become ...
8:05 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Simpson: On why, in Las Vegas, parking can be a not-so-sweet sorrow
Every now and then I'm going to tackle some aspects of the resort business and write about what I like -- and what I don't -- and why.
8:03 a.m.
Ferris wheel puts a spin on New Frontier
Steve Wynn's not talking, but you have to wonder what the design-focused casino boss thinks about the redevelopment plans of his across-the-boulevard neighbor.
7:59 a.m.
Flashpoint for Jan. 22, 2006
Most women don't advertise turning 55. But most women are not Shelley Berkley, the irrepressible Nevada congresswoman. Not only is she celebrating it, she is doing what only Shelley Berkley would do with it: Trying ...
7:55 a.m.
Columnist Hal Rothman: Pointing out one thing Las Vegas could learn from Santa Fe
The tumult about cost of living in the Las Vegas Valley continues, with complaints about a lack of low-cost housing and the ongoing shortage of workers becoming more acute. No one here seems to have ...
7:51 a.m.
Columnist Tom Gorman: On a son returning to his boyhood home for the most awful reason
Forty-two-year-old Keith Sargent returned to his family home in Las Vegas the other day to collect his childhood possessions: Star Wars toys, marbles, a Rubik's cube, a transistor radio, boxes of National Geographic magazines ...
7:49 a.m.
Letter: Rewarding films that take risks
It appears the writer is totally missing the point of both the Golden Globe Awards and the movie "Brokeback Mountain."
7:37 a.m.
Letter: Safety supersedes nonessential freedom
Those numbers will probably be forwarded to the National Security Agency where they will be "exploited" -- in the terms used by our intelligence community. And President Bush will not even seek a court-ordered warrant.
7:36 a.m.
Letter: Preventing nuclear war should be first priority
Al-Qaida terrorists are planning an "America Hiroshima." They have the money and the resolve, and it is easy to transport such a weapon across our porous borders.
7:30 a.m.
Editorial: Keep remotes in parents' hands
But not even these efforts appear to be winning praise from Capitol Hill. This past week senators who are members of the Commerce Committee, which oversees the broadcast industry, criticized some of the family-friendly packages, ...
7:29 a.m.
Editorial: Personal information for sale
According to the Associated Press, at least 40 Web sites offer to sell for about $100 a month's worth of cell-phone calling records for any number requested, "no questions asked." The companies buy the calling ...
7:28 a.m.
Editorial: No need for mass deportation
Bush's plan is flawed because many of the undocumented workers have started families here and have found stable employment. Forcing them to return home, instead of allowing them to apply for permanent residency, would present ...
7:27 a.m.
List of winners of Miss America Pageant dating to 1921
From 1921 through 1949, the date is the year in which the winner was chosen. In 1950, the winner was crowned Miss America 1951 and that practice continued until 2005, when the pageant was postponed ...
3:27 a.m.

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