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Archive for October 7, 2007

Critical Mass reaches Vegas
It happens this way every month. The tattooed hipsters in tight pants migrate from throughout the valley, riding their bicycles down one of the most commercial streets in the nation - the Las Vegas Strip.
7:23 a.m.
For librarians, a new world and a new role
The college librarians' job has changed immensely.
7:23 a.m.
A Moment Captured: The music's blaring, but does anybody care?
There's a dance party at the park , but no one is there to hear. Or so it seemed at Desert Breeze Park on a recent sunny afternoon.
7:23 a.m.
Looking in on: Gaming
Chinese customers at the newly-opened 3,000-room Venetian Macau are experiencing a taste of Las Vegas-style gambling, glitz and luxury on a massive scale.
7:23 a.m.
FLASHPOINT for Oct 07, 2007
I gave Gov. Jim Gibbons a hard time last week for his cliche- ridden description of his mortgage-lending summit, which reached its apex with his declaration that there is no crisis and that the regulated ...
7:23 a.m.
Jon Ralston explains why the Clark County Commission will sorely miss Chip Maxfield, a soft-spoken yet effective leader
He's steady, soft-spoken and reliable. He sort of drones on in meetings, too, doesn't he? In fact, Chip Maxfield is boring.
7:22 a.m.
Commentary: Online schools have benefits traditional schools can't offer
As a board member for the Nevada Virtual Academy, and father of a fourth grade student enrolled in the online public school, I would like to offer a different view.
7:22 a.m.
Editorial: Valley's cultural shift
Adding to that was the recent announcement by the Las Vegas Art Museum on its future, as reported Thursday in the Las Vegas Sun by Kristen Peterson. In 2009 the museum, which occupies space in ...
7:22 a.m.
Editorial: That'll be $600 billion
But there was at least one other statement comparable with those two in terms of its falsity. Bush administration budget officials estimated that the total financial cost of the war would be in the $60 ...
7:22 a.m.
That'll be $600 billion
Coming first to mind when thinking of President Bush's tragically false pronouncements while he was whipping up support for his war are these: Iraq has weapons of mass destruction and plans to use them; Iraq ...
7:22 a.m.
Letter: God has no business being on our currency
More and more atheists, Wiccans, pagans, etc. (good people, all) are "coming out of the closet" and are proof that a belief in the Judeo-Christian "God," while possibly true for the majority, is definitely not ...
7:22 a.m.
Letter: Middleman has no place in medical care
Well, my friend, any family that pays $15,000 in income tax makes enough to buy at least some insurance, anyway. So what is the difference in the government paying for health care directly with taxes ...
7:22 a.m.
Letter: Capitalism often at odds with health care
Both the story and editorial demonstrate the inherent conflict of interest in a health care system based on a for-profit motive. Business cannot serve too many poor people, sick people, old people or people too ...
7:21 a.m.
Letter: Contractors are least of our worries in Iraq
If only we could get this much concern over Sunni and Shiite death squads who kill each other, and last but not least al-Qaida in Iraq, which has killed everybody, including women and children, in ...
7:21 a.m.
Letter: Why Blackwater has a license to kill
First, there is no war in Iraq. That ended in 2003. Now there is an occupation to control Iraq's oil reserves and the resistance to it. The enemy cannot be distinguished from the civilians because ...
7:21 a.m.
Editorial: Bad intentions abound
As reported Thursday in the Las Vegas Sun by Joe Schoenmann and David McGrath Schwartz, the original tax break, passed in 2005, would have given, for example, MGM Mirage $3 in tax relief for every ...
7:20 a.m.
WEEK IN REVIEW: WASHINGTON, D.C
WASHINGTON - All week public television has been showing a sweeping Ken Burns documentary on World War II. The work shows the extraordinary contributions to the war made by ordinary Americans, which inevitably invites comparisons ...
7:20 a.m.
Las Vegas a philosopher's 'paradise' - who'd have thought?
What's it like to be a philosopher in Las Vegas?
7:20 a.m.
WHERE I STAND Brian Greenspun explains how businesses can earn more green by going green
Before half of you go nuts and the other half faint, let me explain. This is not a political discussion, it is far more important. This is a call to save the planet and, by ...
7:20 a.m.
Powerful in Vegas, hawkish toward Iran
Sheldon Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corp., is among a group of conservatives embarked on an effort to influence U.S. policy toward Iran, including the possibility of military action.
7:20 a.m.
Vote for this, this or this
Here's a lively scenario.
7:19 a.m.

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