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Archive for November 18, 2007

Saturday's College Football
Albany, N.Y. 49, Cent. Connecticut St. 14
12:45 p.m.
US Military Deaths in Iraq at 3,867
The AP count is four higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST.
12:12 p.m.
A Look at Past Cyclones in Bangladesh
- May 20, 1998: A cyclone pounds the southeastern coast with 100-mph winds, killing at least 14 and injuring at least 200. More than 10,000 tin-roofed homes are flattened in the Chittagong region.
10:30 a.m.
Baylor Fires Morriss After Losing Season
Morriss was unable to produce a winning record in his five seasons, going 18-40 overall and 7-33 in conference games. He had a year left on his contract.
10:01 a.m.
Saturday's College Basketball
Albany, N.Y. 70, Columbia 38
8:15 a.m.
Rhodes Scholars Named for 2008
District I:
7:31 a.m.
Brookings forum transcript
6:00 a.m.
The world is watching
We had our 15 minutes of fame and a whole lot more. Las Vegans are used to being exposed by the bright lights of the media. It is the way we make our living. The ...
6:00 a.m.
Experts lack easy answers
Photo: Panelists (from left to right) Carlos Pascual, Mar The next president will have to grapple with daunting geopolitical challenges in the Middle East, Far East, Russia and other hot spots while trying to enhance America's tarnished international reputation, foreign policy experts from past ...
6:00 a.m.
Debate a boon, bust for UNLV - depends whom you ask
UNLV, home to one of the country's top-ranked hotel management colleges, had readied for months to meet a major hospitality challenge of its own: hosting the Democratic debate broadcast on CNN on Thursday.
1:16 a.m.
With debate, Nevada gets its 15 minutes
You knew there would be a few cheap shots and cliched one-liners about the gambling, the gangsters and the other things that long have made Las Vegas such an easy target, wrapped around endless variations ...
1:16 a.m.
Strength of diplomacy lost on war hawks
Statements and strategies built around belligerence, military power and posturing "toughness" are clear signs of this delusion at work. The Hawk Consensus is simply the notion that to be tough and to be effective in ...
1:16 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Nov 18, 2007
In the wake of Harry Reid's 100,000-voter prediction for the caucus, which has caused his name to be taken in vain by Democrats across Nevada, I began to wonder just how far off he might ...
1:16 a.m.
Jon Ralston wonders what might have been for Obama had he been a little quicker and more assertive in Thursday's debate
"I thought they should have them when I was a state senator. I still believe it is a public safety issue and so do many law enforcement agencies. That may not be popular. That may ...
1:15 a.m.
Letter: City should support a first-class zoo
The exhibits are small and are in need of upgrading, to say the least. The zoo clearly needs monetary support from the city or sponsorship from the Vegas hotels. Take some pride in your zoo.
1:15 a.m.
Letter: Move over, Midwest: How's this for solid?
If it's true that this region is rapidly replacing the Midwest as the nation's heartland, then the good people of Nevada can breathe a giant sigh of relief. One, we can take great pride in ...
1:15 a.m.
Letter: Smokers' faults include more than littering
Too many smokers never use the ashtrays in their cars and toss their lighted cigarette butts out the window nearly all the time.
1:15 a.m.
Editorial: Hunger all around us
They're not the ones eagerly raising their arms to answer questions. More typically, they're using their arms as a headrest.
1:14 a.m.
Editorial: Smithsonian's bad call
The Washington Post reported Friday that Cristian Samper, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, postponed the Arctic exhibit's display in 2005 because he wanted to make changes to the script. Those alterations ...
1:14 a.m.
Editorial: A morbid six-month deadline
Such is the predicament at many hospice programs throughout the country today.
1:14 a.m.
Tough talk on immigration works up crowd in suburb
With the subject of illegal immigration still fresh in the air after Thursday's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Republican Mitt Romney said Saturday that if elected president he would stop the "sanctuary state of ...
1:14 a.m.
Juggernaut's roll continues in small town, back in Vegas
Even the local press should get to use one - but only one - Las Vegas cliche with so many national political figures in Nevada.
1:14 a.m.
WASHINGTON - The question is one that does not go away easily: How did President Bush's nominee for attorney general, an otherwise respected jurist who refused to say whether waterboarding was torture, end up winning ...
1:14 a.m.
Jeff Simpson sees hope in a broad-based business tax pushed by the head of MGM Mirage
Lanni's speech to the NDA blasted gaming tax initiatives and government by initiative, but his most interesting remarks concerned his call for a business tax that would bring fiscal stability to the state while providing ...
1:13 a.m.
Experts lack easy answers
At a forum at UNLV Friday hosted by the Brookings Institution, a respected Washington think tank, in partnership with ABC News, panelists discussed some of the major national security and foreign policy issues that will ...
1:13 a.m.
Flawed sex offender tracking leads to wrong door
It's worse during the holidays. Christmas, New Year's, Halloween. That's when they really start knocking. Calling him out in the middle of the night. Showing up at his stoop in angry packs.
1:13 a.m.
Nevada caucus might be one-hit wonder
His statement: "I hope we can put more integrity in the process by spacing out the contests instead of cramming them all together."
1:13 a.m.
Greenspun: The world is watching
Las Vegans are used to being exposed by the bright lights of the media. It is the way we make our living. The more publicity, the more business is generated. Pretty simple formula.
1:13 a.m.

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