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Archive for December 9, 2007

At last, a chance for peace
Imagine being handed a problem that had defied solution for more than a half-century and, after devoting more than 12 years of your life to it, coming tantalizingly close to a settlement.
2:25 a.m.
A MOMENT CAPTURED
More than a few parents had some serious explaining to do when their young children got a sight of the more than 7,200 Santa Clauses in downtown Las Vegas last Saturday morning.
2:25 a.m.
Jeff Simpson says businesses that provide poor customer service are ripe for replacement by rivals
When customer service providers waste my time, treat me rudely or are unable to help me, I think: "Here is a business that's ripe for a competitor." Businesses that invest in hiring great workers and ...
2:24 a.m.
Jack Sheehan recalls how, for a while, his fate and that of actor Patrick Dempsey intertwined
I never expect to enjoy the movie as much as she, but in this case I was pleasantly surprised.
2:24 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Dec 08, 2007
The Nevada Power Party - aka The Nevada Republican Party - was at it again last week, pummeling Sen. Harry Reid for trying legislative maneuvers to block those coal plants. According to GOP Chairwoman Sue ...
2:24 a.m.
Jon Ralston finds Robert Daskas not yet ready to give Porter a run for his money - and there's little time to spare
But despite his announcement 10 days ago, Daskas is not yet ready to take on Rep. Jon Porter. He may be a few months from now. But not yet.
2:24 a.m.
Nevada can be a leader in push for clean fuel
Nevada is blessed with abundant natural resources. Drive down an open stretch of U.S. 95 and most days you will be lucky enough to experience at least two of them: a strong crosswind, and more ...
2:24 a.m.
Letter: Stop Bush before he turns Iran into Iraq
The Washington Post, however, says both Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney knew about the estimate in August or September. It is clear the administration is again telling lies about its lies in an effort ...
2:24 a.m.
Letter: NRC not objective on Yucca Mountain
By the NRC's own regulations, the NRC staff, once the licensing proceeding begins, becomes the actual advocate for the project alongside the Energy Department. The State of Nevada formally petitioned the NRC a few years ...
2:23 a.m.
Letter: Voting taxpayers have spoken: No new taxes
So despite all the whining, complaining, insults and temper tantrums (Jim Rogers) that the tax-and-spendaholics such as Mr. Ralston and defeated gubernatorial candidate Dina Titus can throw at our governor, we the people, the taxpayers, ...
2:23 a.m.
Editorial: More accountability essential
But an analysis by The Washington Post last week shows that the USDA loan program has lost more than $1.5 billion since it started in 1974, and in some cases has literally spent hundreds of ...
2:23 a.m.
Editorial: Giving a real hand up
Take, for example, Las Vegan Robbye Wright, whose mother had depended on federal aid when she was growing up. As reported by Timothy Pratt in last Sunday's Las Vegas Sun, Wright found herself taking federal ...
2:23 a.m.
Editorial: Supporting English instruction
A story in the Las Vegas Sun last week reported that most of the money received for English language programs goes to the Clark County School District, in which 70 percent of the state's students ...
2:22 a.m.
Audit, and its report, give Urban League a bumpy start
Urban League Chief Financial Officer Vincent Austin had just said, "All we need is for people to say, 'Another minority agency went down the tubes because they didn't know how to manage money.' "
2:22 a.m.
WEEK IN REVIEW: WASHINGTON D.C.
Sun Washington Bureau
2:22 a.m.
Budget cuts hamper ethics panel
Carson City
2:22 a.m.
Is this meth treatment too good to be true?
A Las Vegas drug court is considering a prescription drug-based treatment for methamphetamine addiction that drug counselors and addicts say works, even though it is backed by little science and has been tried and abandoned ...
2:22 a.m.
Democrats address a Nevada issue: Foreclosures
Democrats address a Nevada issue: Foreclosures
2:22 a.m.
TO GRIEF, LAWMAKERS ADD FRUSTRATION
TO GRIEF, LAWMAKERS ADD FRUSTRATION
2:21 a.m.
Brian Greenspun spots local points of light
I was waiting to hear former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's address about religion and politics the other day when former President George H.W. Bush - the one I voted for - took the podium at ...
2:21 a.m.

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