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Archive for September 9, 2007

Dubai takes a lesson from Vegas on how to become a resort destination
Even though the Islamic-steeped government of Dubai rejects gambling, there are striking similarities between Las Vegas - specifically the Strip - and Dubai, one of seven emirates making up the United Arab Emirates.
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Dubai takes a lesson from Vegas on how to become a resort destination
Even though the Islamic-steeped government of Dubai rejects gambling, there are striking similarities between Las Vegas - specifically the Strip - and Dubai, one of seven emirates making up the United Arab Emirates.
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GAMING ROOTS, NONGAMING AMBITIONS
When MGM Mirage in 2004 said it would build CityCenter, a resort complex with multiple hotel and condominium towers, it was announcing more than just the country's most expensive privately funded project and one that ...
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LOOKING IN ON: CITY HALL
Short tempers, disgust or maybe it's simply heat exhaustion - all will calm down once daily temperatures finally dip below 100.
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The check's not in the mail
When Nevada (thoughtfully) provides a searchable list of unclaimed property and you've found out you don't have anything coming to you, there's only one good use for it: snooping on your betters.
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LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION Word spreads nationwide after Rogers cancels gift
Chancellor Jim Rogers and the elected Board of Regents have taken quite a beating in the press since news broke in August that Rogers would not be donating any more money to UNR because he ...
1:23 a.m.
Jeff Simpson on the recent attention to the local sex trade
New York Times columnist Bob Herbert sharply criticized Mayor Oscar Goodman for suggesting that legalized brothels might be a good idea in Las Vegas, which Herbert said set a tone of "systematic, institutionalized degradation" of ...
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FLASHPOINT for Sep 09, 2007
All aboard! Gov. Jim Gibbons is taking us for a ride. No, I don't mean figuratively, folks. He is going to be the "honorary engineer" aboard the Nevada Southern Railway at the state Railroad Museum ...
1:23 a.m.
Jon Ralston wonders whether rampant gambling, prostitution should be part of the image that Las Vegans want to create
But a discussion, maybe even an argument worth having, is what kind of community we strive to be and whether we are content to tell a tale of two cities. One is where Goodman, a ...
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Letter: Tactical errors ensure survival of terrorism
However, using their analogy, we have been fighting the war on cancer with the knife, radiation, and chemotherapy, and we are no closer to victory now than we were 70 years ago. Our attempts to ...
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Letter: Mayor's leadership is ahead of its time
Your paper, and Messrs. Ralston and Herbert, cite the detestable exploitation of women, abuse of minors and human trafficking associated with the sex trade in lambasting Mayor Goodman's proposal to have legal brothels in Las ...
1:22 a.m.
Letter: Nothing inspiring about Bush's puppets
In the photograph accompanying the column I was struck by the striking resemblance between Gonzales and Edgar Bergen's Charlie McCarthy. I think this is fitting because Gonzales, like so many Bush appointees, acted as a ...
1:22 a.m.
Letter: Republicans all talk when it comes to terror
Whose watch was it on when 9/11 took place? Whose watch was it on and which party poorly planned and executed an ill-conceived war in Iraq? Whose watch has it been on that has stretched ...
1:22 a.m.
Editorial: Family needs answers
Family members in Pahrump, however, are outspoken about what they think contributed to the death of the 19-year-old soldier.
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Editorial: Gutting consumers' safety
A story by The New York Times last week shows that Bush administration budget and staffing cuts at the commission, the agency's lack of regulatory power and a philosophical shift that favors industry over consumer ...
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Tropicana wants to change benefits union sees as sacred
The Culinary Union and the major Las Vegas casinos may have agreed on new contracts, but that doesn't mean labor peace just yet.
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Reid knows to cover his rural bases
WASHINGTON - This year at the Elko Democratic Party annual dinner, the nation's top elected Democrat told a story to the dozens of guests.
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Insurance merger faces tougher obstacle: Justice scrutiny
A state regulator's approval of a monumental health care merger asks Nevadans to accept many things on faith - including whether a national insurance giant will fulfill promises to look out for local interests.
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Regulator defends subprime lending
Joe Waltuch, the new head of the Nevada Mortgage Lending Division, defended the subprime mortgage industry and downplayed the foreclosure crisis in his first interview.
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Brian Greenspun: Toxic toys are a long-term problem, especially for those who ignore the news
There was a column last week in the International Herald Tribune written by Elizabeth Graver. It was one mother's experience cleaning out her house - with her 4- and 7-year-old girls - of recalled toys ...
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ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS MORRIS
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