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Archive for March 20, 2007

Ron Kantowski on why the Rebels should be everyone's favorite underdogs
But a not-so-funny thing happened over the weekend. All of the double-digit seeds were eliminated. Even a worthy No. 9 capitulated under the pressure, because when the clock goes inside of two minutes and one ...
7:14 a.m.
UPON FURTHER REVIEW
He said it when he first showed up on the UNLV campus in the summertime, and Rebels point guard Kevin Kruger reaffirmed his and his team's ambitious plans three weeks ago.
7:14 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Mar 20, 2007
One wag called it Joe Biden's secret plan to win Nevada in the presidential race. It also might have been a sign of just how low-key the most powerful Democrat in the country truly is. ...
7:13 a.m.
Editorial: Testimony from a terrorist
The military went to Afghanistan to fight al-Qaida and terrorists like Mohammed, who was reputed to be the third-ranking member of the group when he was captured four years ago in Pakistan.
7:13 a.m.
Editorial: Military officer shortage
The Individual Ready Reserve is a unit of former active-duty National Guard or Army Reserve soldiers who remain part of the Army but do not undergo routine drills or training. They are among the last ...
7:13 a.m.
Letter: Serving at president's pleasure invites trouble
President Bush really enjoys this phraseology because it fits right into the basic philosophy by which he lives.
7:13 a.m.
Letter: Heartfelt thanks to Nevadans who serve
The story in the Las Vegas Sun helped to make this war and the resulting casualties very personal - and the accompanying Todd Heisler photo makes me cry every time I look at it.
7:13 a.m.
Letter: It would be terrible to split School District
Obviously, proponents of the proposal are aware of the tremendous problems involved in such a plan.
7:12 a.m.
Letter: So you wish Gore had won in 2000?
Al Gore may finally receive his phony (sorry, I meant honorary) Doctorate of Climatology from the University of Minnesota.
7:12 a.m.
Letter: Nation in need of a better plan for Iraq
Our defensive Army has been weakened to a dangerous state. The members of our "all volunteer" Army are tired and sick. They need a break and yet they stay and fight. Staying the course is ...
7:12 a.m.
Editorial: Competitive Henderson races
Competing for that seat are Gerri Schroder, a member of the Henderson Planning Commission and a member of the staff of Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and Don Griffie, who retired as a captain in 2005 ...
7:12 a.m.
Auditors start digging through college fund
Legislative auditors began an audit Monday into possible irregularities in the state's $3 billion Nevada College Savings Plan amid allegations raised by state Treasurer Kate Marshall that some of the fund's records are missing.
7:11 a.m.
Gibbons stands firm on state spending cuts
CARSON CITY - Gov. Jim Gibbons intends to cut back on government spending rather than abandoning his plan to give tax breaks to business and banks.
7:11 a.m.
Henderson man's efforts pay off for Iwo Jima hero
A forgotten hero of Iwo Jima will finally get a Bronze Star this week thanks in part to the efforts of his skipper, 86-yea r-old Henderson resident Raymond Whalin.
7:11 a.m.
Piscopo shows audiences plenty of love at the Hilton
If there's anything negative to say about Joe Piscopo's new gig at the Las Vegas Hilton's Shimmer Cabaret it's that he's too gosh-darn nice, too danged eager to please, too doggone anxious to have fans ...
7:11 a.m.
Q+A: Steven Bach
Someone recently said that appreciating Leni Riefenstahl's brilliant artistry is like appreciating the craftsmanship in the furniture that serial killer Ed Gein made from his victims.
7:11 a.m.
Sun photographer wins fourth award
Sun photographer Sam Morris' picture of a mixed martial arts fighter comforting his two distressed young daughters at the end of a bloody bout is becoming something of an iconic sports photograph.
7:10 a.m.
Meet the guy who is second in line for governor
CARSON CITY - Sen. Bob Beers, R-Las Vegas, passed along a half-facetious tip Monday morning: Talk to Amodei.
7:10 a.m.
Human trafficking takes toll on victims
It was one thing when Lina Maria Carmona's would-be new husband told her she would have to get a job within days of unpacking her bags from Medellin, Colombia - and hand him her paycheck.
7:10 a.m.
Taking cash power out of the judiciary
Nevada District Court judges and Supreme Court justices are elected every six years in nonpartisan, open elections. A bill recently proposed by Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, would dramatically change the way District Court judges and ...
7:10 a.m.
Jeff Simpson on looking out across a vibrant Las Vegas Strip that is constantly renewing itself
As impressive as the mammoth megaresorts that line Las Vegas Boulevard are, all will eventually be imploded - even the ultraluxurious new properties now being built.
7:10 a.m.

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