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Archive for January 29, 2006

No surprises for new councilman
Las Vegas Sun
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: On how too many cooks spoiled the brew in the search for a new Clark County superintendent of schools
The Council for a Better Nevada has accomplished in short order what no one could achieve in decades: Turn the Clark County School Board members into sympathetic figures.
9:26 a.m.
Columnist Tom Gorman: Getting a wealth of advice to pass along to friend
On Friday I asked what advice I should give a friend -- a single fellow in his 50s -- who is in town this weekend, considering wheter to move to Las Vegas.
9:24 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: On why Hamas' history should put the world on alert to the danger posed to Israel
Not long ago I wrote a column about what should keep all of us up nights.
9:21 a.m.
Making the grade: Jim Rogers
Rogers has been far from silent on the search for a new Clark County schools superintendent. Early in the process, he offered to supplement the district's salary offer of $290,000 in order to attract a ...
9:18 a.m.
Making the grade: Ruth Johnson
In an interview with the Sun, Ruth Johnson, president of the Clark County School Board, discussed the search process and the next step for the district. She also addressed claims by the Council for a ...
9:18 a.m.
Seeing things differently
When a new Las Vegas City Council member came on board last summer, Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian said, half-jokingly, "maybe now we'll see some five-twos."
8:44 a.m.
Shetani sculptures displayed downtown
What: "Images and Incarnations."
8:42 a.m.
Broadway in Vegas
What: 'Hairspray."
8:39 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Simpson: On Michael Gaughan's straight talk about start-up glitches at his South Coast casino
Michael Gaughan may be the most straightforward casino boss in Las Vegas. No $100 haircut, no pinstripe power suit and no pulled punches.
8:32 a.m.
NLV looks to charge for false alarms
If your burglar alarm goes off by mistake in North Las Vegas, it might end up costing you some money -- not from what you lose to thieves, but from what you'll owe City Hall.
8:23 a.m.
Letter: An example of our failing school system
Well, my granddaughter is 7 years old, and I am now in charge of her, so one of the first things that I do is to check her homework every night. When I saw that ...
8:20 a.m.
Letter: Briefings shouldn't have been limited
Rep. Jane Harman of California said the briefings did not comply with the National Security Act of 1947. That law requires the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to be "kept fully and currently informed" about ...
8:18 a.m.
Letter: Let School Board members do their job
This group certainly has the right to publicly endorse candidates, however its trip to New York and comments regarding the School Board gave the appearance that it was trying to exert an undue amount of ...
8:17 a.m.
Letter: We all have different tastes -- accept it
There have been a slew of letters recently debating the perceived merits and faults of a movie about gay cowboys in the early 1960s compared with movies espousing Christian themes. Some writers have gone so ...
8:17 a.m.
Editorial: There is no nuclear nirvana
Bush is putting $250 million into his fiscal 2007 budget as a startup fund to initiate waste reprocessing, a technology abandoned in the 1970s by President Jimmy Carter. Reprocessing at that time resulted in an ...
8:10 a.m.
Editorial: Assault on malicious software
Spyware, adware, malware, Trojan horses, viruses and worms are some of the terms everyone should be aware of before logging on to networks or the Internet. Even knowing of them and their malicious purposes, and ...
8:09 a.m.
Editorial: Beware whirlpools of red ink
And Treasury Secretary John Snow has warned that the federal government will reach its debt limit of $8.2 trillion by mid-February, according to The Washington Post.
7:59 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: On the cowardly inaction of the Taxicab Authority
When the cab companies come away smiling from a Nevada Taxicab Authority board meeting, you know something's wrong.
7:57 a.m.
Columnist Hal Rothman: Wondering how much is too much to pay to see your name in neon lights across the Las Vegas skyline
No place makes people's eyes bigger than their stomach than Las Vegas does.
7:56 a.m.
Flashpoint for Jan. 29, 2006
The King is dead, long live the Queen. That was the sentiment Thursday as Speaker-in-Waiting Barbara Buckley raised $100,000 or so at the MGM Mansion. Quite the spectrum of special interest reps stopped by to ...
7:53 a.m.
Las Vegas display a big hit with mayors at D.C conference
WASHINGTON -- An eye-grabbing Las Vegas display brought a splash of color to the drab Washington setting for the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week.
7:51 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: Catching up with new KLAS anchor Denise Valdez, who starts work Monday afternoon
On Friday morning while talking on a cell phone during a drive from L.A. to Las Vegas, new KLAS Channel 8 anchor Denise Valdez was asked if she speaks Spanish. "Enough to get by," she ...
7:50 a.m.
Columnist Jack Sheehan: How one smart girl grasped the difference between celebrities and heroes
The other day my 7-year-old daughter, Lily, asked me a homework question: What is the difference between a celebrity and a hero/ heroine?
7:48 a.m.

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