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Archive for September 10, 2006

Comeback hopes rest on stand-up gigs in Las Vegas
She's back. A little older, a little wiser. Clean and sober.
7:40 a.m.
Making you laugh - and learn
What: "Michael Colyar's Comedy Extravaganza"
7:40 a.m.
Jeff Simpson reflects on eye-opening journey to magical land of Macau
Last year the Sun sent our tourism reporter Richard N. Velotta to Macau (and Beijing and Singapore) and Richard wrote a top-notch series of stories that helped Sun readers understand the power of the Chinese ...
7:39 a.m.
Jack Sheehan weighs pros, cons and misconceptions about our fair desert city
The general assumption is that car parkers here make $80,000 a year and cocktail waitresses knock down six figures and declare far less to our friends at the IRS. And that even a bloke with ...
7:39 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Sep 10, 2006
So the champagne is flowing this weekend as opponents of Tax and Spending Control celebrate the question's ouster from the ballot, courtesy of the state Supreme Court. But I wouldn't be celebrating so fast. The ...
7:39 a.m.
Editorial: Standing on principle
The seven justices unanimously removed from November's ballot an initiative that would have severely tied the hands of the Legislature and the governor when it comes to government spending and raising taxes to effectively meet ...
7:39 a.m.
Jon Ralston wants a substantive debate on tax policy between Nevada's gubernatorial candidates
It's easier to say where it is not: It is not over. Not by any stretch of Rep. Jim Gibbons' imagination.
7:39 a.m.
Hal Rothman on whether we are better off now than we were in 2001
This was not the first such attack on American soil. That infamous distinction belongs to the British, who sacked Washington, D.C., and burned the White House during the War of 1812. There have been other ...
7:39 a.m.
Editorial: Our future is at stake
A plan 16 years in the making by the Southern Nevada Water Authority is our best hope. It involves pumping ground water from deep aquifers in Lincoln and White Pine counties and piping it south ...
7:38 a.m.
Editorial: Get on with the real war
The Gulf War had weakened Iraq, and any further thoughts of external aggression by its ruler, Saddam Hussein, were being contained by U.S.-enforced no-fly zones and United Nations sanctions. As for Afghanistan, its Taliban rulers ...
7:38 a.m.
Letter: U.S. went to war for all the wrong reasons
I know President Bush couldn't find Iraq on a map, didn't know a Sunni from a Shiite, didn't know the history and culture of Iraq and failed to listen to or seek advice from those ...
7:37 a.m.
Letter: Leaders' gaffes too numerous to count
To save page space, as well as readers' time, I'm suggesting we adopt the following abbreviation when identifying our current Republican and Democratic "leaders": PPP (Peter Principle Personified).
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Letter: Substandard wages are norm for teachers
Teachers are having trouble supporting even themselves, no matter how many hours they work (often more than 50 per week), or how much stress and abuse they endure. They receive no salary increases after about ...
7:37 a.m.
Letter: No need to bow before president
What the mayor actually said was "a patriot" does not ask concerned people to be quiet. That to be quiet is to be a "sycophant." It is also interesting that the mayor was speaking at ...
7:37 a.m.
Analysis: Nevada's ground water tug of war
Few would argue that Southern Nevada is the driest metropolitan area in the United States. What many did not realize until recently is that its residents are among the most aggressive water conservers in the ...
7:36 a.m.
Smoking initiatives cloud ballot
At first blush, it appears like a mismatch: a middleweight versus a heavyweight - health and public interest groups backing a stringent anti-smoking initiative squared off against another less-stringent but similar initiative bankrolled by the ...
7:36 a.m.
Hearing in Carson City on Monday
The hearings will be carried live on the Internet at: www.leg.state.nv.us/audio/AudioVideo.cfm
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Bad hair day
Rossi Ralenkotter, left, president and chief executive of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and Henderson Mayor Jim Gibson straighten their hair after strong winds buffeted the Henderson Events Plaza during a grand-opening ceremony ...
7:36 a.m.
Human trafficking victims can get help
Kept inside different apartments for four years, the woman spoke little English.
7:35 a.m.
Brian Greenspun on how cynicism can lead to distrust that papers must guard against
And the way things have been going in this country for the past three decades, it appears that trust is something in decreasing supply. I understand why people have become so much more cynical than ...
7:35 a.m.
The freedom to teach
The most dramatic schools experiment in Clark County's recent history is less than two weeks old and already Superintendent Walt Rulffes is wondering if it's good enough to parlay into a program 10 times its ...
7:35 a.m.
Battle for rural water heads to capital
The war over water enters a new battlefield Monday as advocates and opponents directly debate Southern Nevada's controversial plan to take billions of gallons from wells in the rural, east-central part of the state and ...
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