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Archive for July 22, 2007

FLASHPOINT for Jul 22, 2007
Everyone has an opinion on the Erin Kenny sentence 30
1:20 a.m.
Jon Ralston on why Gibbons' decisions on an appointment to the nuclear project panel and a dismissal from the Homeland Security Commission have him scratching his head
This state has a rich history of outsiders whispering in governors' ears to slip their friends onto state boards and commissions. Some governors are more susceptible to lobbying than others; some eschew cronyism more than ...
1:19 a.m.
Editorial: Hire more food inspectors
Reports of tainted imported human food were published, such as this one in May from The Washington Post:
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Editorial: Seeing beyond the numbers
But when another four-year school, Nevada State College, opened in Henderson, offering choice for higher education, UNLV officials and the Board of Regents felt the timing was right to increase the standard for admission.
1:19 a.m.
Letter: Like him or not, Reid reflects will of people
He was elected to be our voice in Washington. Most Nevadans are opposed to this war and want immediate action taken to bring it to an end. By pressing for a vote to begin the ...
1:19 a.m.
Letter: Iraq war has only strengthened al-Qaida
Does that mean after three years we do not have to be concerned about an attack by al-Qaida? How come Bush keeps telling the American people that if we fight them over there we won't ...
1:19 a.m.
Letter: Ads about Democrats show a lot of nerve
All I could do was shake my head from side to side in sickening amazement when I read about the upcoming advertisement by Americans United for Change - which the Sun describes as a "progressive ...
1:18 a.m.
Letter: Government has been unmitigated disaster
It's not just the Republicans but the Democrats, too. Between the two parties we have an almost $9 trillion national debt, more than 3,600 military deaths in Iraq, over 25 million government "workers" on the ...
1:18 a.m.
Letter: Iraq is out of our president's control
Being from Las Vegas, I'll take Tolstoy and give you any odds you name. While the future of Iraq may or may not be "beyond the reach of global summits, political benchmarks and the understanding ...
1:18 a.m.
Editorial: Wasting taxpayers' money
A report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, says the U.S. government is the "largest single buyer in the world" of goods and services from private companies, spending more ...
1:18 a.m.
Carpenter to enjoy big paycheck in Houston
Outgoing CSN President Richard Carpenter will be paid $55,000 more a year when he moves to Houston as chancellor of the North Harris Community College District.
1:18 a.m.
Culinary turns to others as MGM Mirage talks stall
The Culinary Union will open contract talks with a number of other Strip casino operators this week as it tries to isolate MGM Mirage, whose negotiations with the union have stalled.
1:17 a.m.
THE WEEK IN REVIEW: WASHINGTON D.C.
WASHINGTON - Nevada Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley took a congressional trip in May with Jim Nicholson, the Veterans Administration secretary, who almost one year to the day earlier she had called on to resign.
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LOOKING IN ON: CITY HALL
At times, words spoken can be words misunderstood.
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Slot players might get new crack at an old video game
Pong, the game that turned pinball wizards into video-game junkies in the '70s, is poised to make a comeback in casinos.
1:17 a.m.
Jack Sheehan recalls pulling off a trade as a kid for a coveted Mickey Mantle rookie card but regrets that he couldn't pass it on or trade it in
I scour the box scores each morning, and I'm irresistibly drawn to Baseball Tonight each evening on ESPN, where former Las Vegas Star John Kruk always provides a laugh or two and Hall of Fame ...
1:17 a.m.
Foreclosures eat away at upscale enclave
The upscale San Niccolo neighborhood, in one of the Las Vegas Valley's newest master-planned communities, would seem a homeowner's dream, its quiet streets lined with expansive homes starting at a half-million dollars.
1:16 a.m.
Brian Greenspun laments the recent migration of some of our best and brightest from the valley that nurtured them
If this were River City we would have trouble and it could be pool. But, this is Las Vegas and the trouble we've got is far worse than kids playing pool. It involves kids, to ...
1:16 a.m.
Again in June, foreclosures hit Nevada harder than any other state
Again in June, foreclosures hit Nevada harder than any other state
1:16 a.m.
The Luxor's New Threads
The black and bold Luxor opened in 1993 as an architectural tour de force - the tallest structure on the Strip, attracting camera-toting tourists as well as design intellectuals who would write books and teach ...
1:16 a.m.
LIVING LAS VEGAS
The night air at Coral Garden apartments just off Boulder Highway doesn't carry the scent of ocean breeze that the name otherwise implies. Instead, when it's real Vegas Summer hot, and the wind blows just ...
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