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Archive for October 15, 2006

When Vegas hotels upgrade ... New operators must make call on future
The iconic property was a marketing milestone but only marginally profitable - breaking even on expensive rock acts and cashing in as much on top-shelf alcohol as on slot machines. Strip casinos with bigger pockets ...
7:30 a.m.
When Vegas hotels upgrade ... Florals, beige tones yield to whites, grays
They were known for their whimsical themes, floral bedspreads, garish wallpaper and big, wooden furniture.
7:30 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Oct 15, 2006
In the 3rd Congressional District, the candidates are hav- ing the debate everyone wanted to hear: Who has the most tainted money? The Republicans leaped to attach Tessa Hafen to the Harry Reid land deal ...
7:30 a.m.
Jon Ralston on the conspicuous timing of two controversial land deals that inspire public suspicion of Vegas politicians
Harry Reid already got his - and he made hundreds of thousands of dollars thanks to the actions of his old friend, Jay Brown, and the Clark County Commission. Bill Walters isn't going to get ...
7:30 a.m.
Hal Rothman on how Las Vegas has remained one step ahead of the competition in the entertainment game
Las Vegas has been hip before. A moment of illusory sophistication accompanied the city's modern birth. Las Vegas entertainment began as center stage, with Jimmy Durante opening the Flamingo in 1946, Frank Sinatra's arrival at ...
7:30 a.m.
Editorial: Jill Derby has the backbone the state needs in its Representatives
For starters, Derby, a fourth-generation Nevadan who grew up on a ranch, has deep ties to rural Nevada. She understands the concerns of the residents of the expansive district that covers most of Nevada. Derby ...
7:28 a.m.
Editorial: Shelley Berkley has served us well, and should be trusted to continue
On foreign policy, she has been something of a hawk. She believes the nation shouldn't immediately leave Iraq, as some Democrats do, but she does say there is a need for a new direction. On ...
7:28 a.m.
Letter: Online gambling bill strikes at a hobby
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist introduced the ban as a rider on a port security bill, one which he knew it would be difficult to vote against. He also introduced the bill at the 11th ...
7:28 a.m.
Letter: Congress misses the bigger issue
The last time the Republicans had this kind of control was during the Roaring '20s, and in October of 1929 they gave us the Great Depression.
7:28 a.m.
Letter: Discipline needed to curb violence
When I was a boy (in the '20s and '30s), there was no youth violence. It was not because we didn't have guns. We had access to many other dangerous weapons. Almost every boy had ...
7:27 a.m.
Editorial: Hafen, Berkley, Derby are right choices for Nevada
Porter initially voted for the measure, but that didn't last long. The Republican leadership, which feared that the Democrats would get political credit for sponsoring the measure, leaned on Porter to switch his vote. Porter, ...
7:27 a.m.
John Katsilometes takes in a fine show by Liza Minnelli, whose ride down memory lane started on the Strip
The audience at the Luxor Theatre on Friday laughed with Minnelli as she continued, "We were staying out at a ranch ... the place is probably a shopping mall now, and I snuck out and ...
7:27 a.m.
Jeff Simpson on the importance of employment diversity in the casino industry
I talked with Loveman before Thursday's diversity breakfast at a joint meeting of the Urban, Latin and Asian chambers of commerce at the MGM Grand. When I asked him why his company didn't publicly release ...
7:27 a.m.
3rd District race considered a 'toss-up' by Beltway expert
Nevada's 3rd Congressional District race is shaping up to be more competitive than originally thought.
7:27 a.m.
Questions 8, 10, 11 could hit taxpayers in wallets
Question 8 on next month's ballot offers Nevadans a chance to save some money when they trade in used vehicles, with this catch: If voters don't approve the tax cut, some effectively will be hit ...
7:26 a.m.
Life's a gamble
- At the Intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street -
7:26 a.m.
Nevada is going to pot.
7:26 a.m.
Exit polling at center of state, national debate
For years, pollsters across the country have hovered outside election-day polling places, peppering voters with questions like, "Who did you vote for?" and "What issues are most important to you?"
7:26 a.m.
On the Internet, sexy Melissa could be a Crook
Kevin Murphy thought he was exchanging e-mails with a slender brunette named Melissa.
7:26 a.m.
Health care gamble
About 40 retired cops are swigging beers in the upstairs room of Big Dog's, a tavern that smells of cigars.
7:26 a.m.
Far right targets Justice Becker
Candidates for the Nevada Supreme Court, like those for other offices throughout the state, could not officially enter the race until last May.
7:25 a.m.

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