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Archive for February 7, 2007

TAKE FIVE: CHARLIE BARON
Charlie Baron recently announced that he was resigning as tournament manager of the Frys.com Open - a position he has held for 22 years - but he made it clear he isn't retiring.
7:24 a.m.
Jeff Haney describes how Kevin Belinkoff's gambling history makes him ideally suited for his new gig at GSN
Satellite formats vary by casino. At the Las Vegas Hilton, satellites carried a buy-in of either $1,025 or $2,550. This year's World Series of Blackjack field was limited to 40 players, with a prize pool ...
7:23 a.m.
Petula Clark returns to her roots
Who: Petula Clark
7:23 a.m.
LOOKING IN ON: ENTERTAINMENT
Call it a Pearl jam. The new Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms should have no problem filling the 2,500 seats with young fans, based on the talent it's lining up for its debut month.
7:23 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Feb 06, 2007
Look out, Fourth Estate colleagues: There's a new jour- nalist in town. That town is Carson City and his name is Bob Beers, the senator not the assemblyman, the man who wanted to be governor ...
7:23 a.m.
Jon Ralston on Gov. Jim Gibbons' low status as the Legislature starts
Sincerity never flows through the Legislative Building in great abundance, but the sweetness quotient during the first couple of days is enough to cause serious blood sugar problems. But this year something is different here.
7:23 a.m.
Editorial: Calling for better prevention
The vaccine Gardasil, which prevents the contraction of two strains of the human papilloma virus, a sexually transmitted disease, was approved in June by the Food and Drug Administration for use by females 9 to ...
7:22 a.m.
Editorial: Billions out the door
For years there have been stories about wads of cash that either disappeared or were simply handed over to Iraqis or American contractors, but the Republican-controlled Congress never launched formal inquiries.
7:22 a.m.
Letter: Variety of fuels needed to cut oil dependence
Mr. Lanzrath is correct when he says that the use of ethanol is not a 100 percent substitute for gasoline, but it can be one of several types of energy sources that will go a ...
7:22 a.m.
Letter: Nonsmokers have plenty of places to go
But the nonsmokers would rather bring their children to the buffets in the casinos! And then they complain!
7:22 a.m.
Letter: More bureaucracy is the last thing we need
The "I'm the decider" president has done it again, this time promulgating an infamous order enlarging the presently bloated bureaucracy in Washington with more offices, each headed by an appointed "political commissar," who the president ...
7:22 a.m.
Letter: Troops sent in via democratic process
The Las Vegas Sun's conclusion in a Jan. 29 editorial that was headlined, "Flunking a lesson in civics - defense secretary's criticism shows he could learn more about how democracy works," leads me to believe ...
7:21 a.m.
Editorial: New speaker shows vision
Her words were encouraging in light of last month's State of the State speech by Gov. Jim Gibbons. She outlined a discernible and hopeful path for the future, unlike Gibbons, whose superficial proposals provided few ...
7:21 a.m.
FRANKIE LAINE: 1913-2007
During a November 1999 performance at the Orleans, which was being recorded for a live album, Frankie Laine completed his first song and told the audience, "I did surprise you, didn't I?"
7:21 a.m.
UMC debate shaped by tenure
The Clark County Commission, in a governmental version of a do-over Tuesday, reaffirmed a controversial University Medical Center contract that it had botched the first time.
7:21 a.m.
Vote on 'Midtown' project postponed
Clark County commissioners postponed a vote Tuesday on the "Midtown" project adjacent to UNLV so they can consider even more improvements in the area.
7:21 a.m.
Illegal ignition
Las Vegas was second in the nation for auto thefts in 2005, but Metro Police estimate that at least 25 percent of all cars reported stolen aren't. So here's the honest-to-goodness: They're ignited and abandoned.
7:20 a.m.
Few turn to north for their prescriptions
CARSON CITY - Hampered by limited publicity, a weak dollar and other obstacles, the program to allow Nevadans to buy inexpensive prescription drugs from Canada has gotten off to a slow start.
7:20 a.m.
Nuclear official's stark farewell: Scrap Yucca
WASHINGTON - The longest serving member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is stepping down, and, on his way out, saying something about Yucca Mountain that few in government dare to suggest out loud: "It may ...
7:20 a.m.
Hit me - with a snack
It's one thing for a cocktail waitress to serve drinks to the guy at the quarter slots. But a cheeseburger and fries?
7:20 a.m.

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