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Archive for February 25, 2007

The weekend that was
Debauchery. Mayhem. Blood on the walls. Hell on Earth. Well, not really, but give it a week and, my, how the legend has grown. Even for Las Vegas, it was a big weekend. There was ...
7:24 a.m.
HIGH-RISERS LIVE IT UP
First, remember you're not in suburbia anymore. In a Strip high rise, the views, the excitement, the access to everything Vegas is as far from Green Valley as Italian marble is from stucco.
7:24 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Feb 25, 2007
Jim Gibbons is not governor today. I know this is shocking news, but it's true. Maybe you missed the news story about his abdication, but Brian Krolicki, the lieutenant governor, is now acting governor. It's ...
7:24 a.m.
Editorial: The royal treatment
The 22-year-old could become the first member of the British royalty to see combat since Prince Andrew, his uncle, served as a Royal Navy pilot in the 1982 Falklands War, the Associated Press reports.
7:23 a.m.
Editorial: Counseling session
During a roundtable discussion on education, Reid learned that middle and high school counselors in Clark County often have 400 students assigned to them.
7:23 a.m.
Letter: Earth is as susceptible to pollutants as we are
In particular, beyond more fierce storms that will take place, there is the very real danger that as the ice caps melt, the salt water oceans in turn will lose their salinity. That, in turn, ...
7:23 a.m.
Letter: Nevada came so close to getting it right
Realizing the golden opportunity barely missed by only a few points in the past November election, many citizens of Nevada may well now be tapping their foreheads in deep regret and dismay, wistfully paraphrasing these ...
7:23 a.m.
Letter: Time to make time for political activism
I disagree that Americans "home in" on degenerate fare, like the Anna Nicole Smith story, "like happy vultures," enjoying the kill. In my case, I am just hungry for a good mystery story. The Anna ...
7:23 a.m.
Letter: Facts paint ugly picture in Iraq
The "surge" is not really a surge. It's a gimmick designed to hide the ugly realities, especially the inadequate troop strength, by overextending the overseas assignments of our troops and instituting such legally questionable subterfuges ...
7:22 a.m.
Editorial: It's a victory - for now
James Tegnelia, director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, which was to conduct the test, said Thursday that he has "become convinced that it's time to look at alternative methods" that avoid detonation of 700 ...
7:22 a.m.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW: CARSON CITY
CARSON CITY - Comma Coffee, the funky place that would be perfect to hear Allen Ginsberg read "Howl" if he were still alive, was on the cover of the local paper here on consecutive days, ...
7:22 a.m.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW: WASHINGTON, DC
WASHINGTON - Once again, it's all about Iraq.
7:22 a.m.
Jack Sheehan on the too often overlooked generosity of Southern Nevada's residents
Some of these community skid marks are deserved; others the sad result of runaway growth and the siren's lure that suggests our city is the last refuge for second chances.
7:21 a.m.
Jeff Simpson has a suggestion to improve traffic congestion: Connect the monorail to the airport
When the Strip and its surrounding streets reach a state of gridlock, visitors are unhappy.
7:21 a.m.
NBA weekend: When cultures clashed
The stories were legion.
7:21 a.m.
Rich and famous towering above the masses
Wonder where the new, new Las Vegas is heading?
7:21 a.m.
Brian Greenspun on getting what you pay for, even when it comes to judges
When I was much younger, there was a coffee commercial that has stuck with me to this day. It wasn't because of the particular brand of coffee - which I do not remember - but ...
7:20 a.m.
Rich and famous towering above the masses
The brisk sales at Mandarin Oriental, at MGM Mirage's CityCenter, were triggered mostly by word-of-mouth and suggest that Las Vegas Boulevard is maturing beyond a weekend playground for the rich and famous and into a ...
6:00 a.m.

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