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Archive for April 9, 2007

Casinos constantly on lookout for cons
They call them fleas. Casino cons. Guys who buzz around the betting floor, looking for a scam or a cheat or a fleece.
8:33 a.m.
When tacos aren't enough
Behold the humble taco.
8:33 a.m.
BC land issues look like no-goes for the ballot
Rather than asking voters to decide two major ballot questions with incomplete information before them, Boulder City officials are expected to withdraw the land measures from the June general election.
8:33 a.m.
Grand excuse for a party
The sprawling grandstands and pit suites on either side of the main straightaway on Grand Central Parkway were roughly half-filled. But the general admission stands on the downtown side of the temporary 2.44-mile circuit were ...
7:43 a.m.
Q+A: Dita Von Teese
What: "Crazy Horse Paris" featuring Dita Von Teese
7:34 a.m.
They cram a lot into "Spamalot," mostly base humor that probably has Noel Coward spinning in his grave singing, "I'm Not Dead Yet." So much for the droll, sophisticated British comedy of years past.
7:34 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Apr 09, 2007
How fitting that a man who needs a resurrection would want to celebrate The Resurrection with as many people as he can. Gov. Jim Gibbons, crucified by the local and national media during the past ...
7:34 a.m.
Invitations to ID theft
The 490 computers were either lost or stolen - the IRS isn't sure which - in 387 incidents that were not appropriately reported to the agency's computer security office, a federal inspector general's report shows.
7:33 a.m.
Truth in food labeling
The proposal would require foods to carry the irradiated label only when the radiation causes significant changes in taste, texture, odor or shelf life. Radiation kills bacteria in foods but does not make them radioactive. ...
7:33 a.m.
Letter: For now, we're stuck with air traffic noise
A letter writer in Thursday's Las Vegas Sun suggested that aircraft be sent directly west to the mountains before turning. Can't be done. The climb rate for most aircraft is too steep to clear the ...
7:33 a.m.
Letter: Reid has shamed his constituency
I am ashamed that Reid represents the state of Nevada in the U.S. Senate.
7:33 a.m.
Letter: Leave tuition to private schools
Regarding all-day kindergarten, may I ask how schools can request parents pay tuition to a public school? Doesn't that, in effect, make a public school a private school where tuition is paid?
7:33 a.m.
Letter: Our president is world's punch line
He drones on about Congress not presenting a troop funding bill before they went on vacation - a bill he has promised to veto for his own political purposes and inflated ego.
7:32 a.m.
Medicines down the toilet
So it was not exactly comforting to learn, as reported by Cornelia Dean for the New York Times News Service , that the U.S. Geological Survey found that 80 percent of 139 streams it has ...
7:32 a.m.
Acrobat's death might give life to law that protects others
A bill to change a 60-year-old Nevada law that exempts promoters of theatrical performances from providing workers' compensation for players is to go before an Assembly committee today .
7:32 a.m.
Shackled alcohol abusers can't escape their fate
Robert Fry has a dirty little secret shackled to his ankle. It sits above his work boot, right where the construction worker sweats, right where his buddy could see it and snicker - Fry's little ...
7:32 a.m.
City gives Neonopolis' owner a shove
It looks as if the city of Las Vegas has finally given up hope that Rohit Joshi and Wirrulla Hayward can turn around the struggling Neonopolis project downtown.
7:32 a.m.

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