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Archive for June 14, 2009

CineVegas celebrates with awards ceremony
Photo: Willem Defoe poses for pictures Sunday during the After five days of popcorn, celebrities and independent films, the 11th annual CineVegas Film Festival celebrated the best of the best Sunday in an awards ceremony at Rain Nightclub at the Palms.
11:50 p.m.
That's a wrap: CineVegas announces its 2009 jury winners
Photo: Davy in Easier with Practice And the $10,000 check goes to...
Updated 1:42 p.m.
From letters to sketches, 'Found' is a great find
“Sometimes, you just find the eighth page of a letter and you wonder what happened to the other seven pages,” says Davy Rothbart drawing a battered sheet of paper from a stack of documents.
10:40 p.m.
Ferraro assault trial set to start
Photo: A sucker punch by Victoria player Robin Gomez leve http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Assault+trial+ECHL+incident+begin/1695866/story.html
9:06 p.m.
Pitcher fans nine in 51s victory
David Purcey had nine strikeouts in 7 and 2/3 innings Sunday afternoon to lead the Las Vegas 51s to a 6-4 victory at the Colorado Spring Sky Sox.
8:36 p.m.
Lennox Lewis inducted into boxing hall of fame
Photo: Lennox Lewis speaks during the International Boxin In a sport many view for its violence, Lennox Lewis said Sunday he wanted to be remembered for making it a “sweet science, a magical dance” as he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall ...
4:00 p.m.
Cotto ready for Pacquiao, anybody
Photo: Miguel Cotto, of Puerto Rico, left poses for a pho Every once in a while, Manny Pacquiao would lean over to Top Rank boss Bob Arum and whisper something, perhaps giving the promoter a blow-by-blow analysis of Miguel Cotto’s welterweight title defense against Joshua Clottey. ...
4:00 p.m.
Mayweather fight postponed
Photo: Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Juan Manuel Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his fans will have to wait a little longer for his return to boxing. Mayweather announced early Sunday that his scheduled fight with Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden ...
3:10 p.m.
'Thor at the Bus Stop' a film in magic realism
Photo: Local filmmaking brothers Jerry and Mike Thompson turn in a winning, whimsical film for their feature debut, a mélange of quirky stories that represent a side of Vegas rarely seen in films. "Thor at the ...
1:12 p.m.
'The Revenant' longer than it should be
Photo: Excuse me, I'm looking for my teeth and pupils. One thing that scrappy little genre B-movies should never be is over two hours long; Kerry Prior’s horror-comedy "The Revenant" just barely passes the two-hour mark, but it’s a good 20-30 minutes longer than it ...
1:08 p.m.
Modus Operandi
Photo: Danny Trejo in Modus Operandi. Modus Operandi is a mash-up of crime, espionage and spy-thriller movies. It’s full of chases, double-crosses and exploding heads.
12:24 p.m.
Moon
Photo: Sam Rockwell in Moon Sam Rockwell puts on an impressive one-man performance in Moon, in which he plays the lone operator of a lunar space station.
12:19 p.m.
Winnebago Man
Photo: Winnebago Man Who is the man behind the madness of the viral video "Winnebago Man," and how has the clip full of four letter words affected his life?
12:09 p.m.
Youth Knows No Pain
Photo: Youth Knows No Pain McCabe found characters who are too unbelievable to be made up: Norman based his facial rejuvenation on Jack Nicholson. Sherry spent $35,000 rebuilding herself and her self-confidence.
12:01 p.m.
CineVegas Day 4: A red carpet wedding with Chippendales and Sin City
Photo: The cast of Mercy: Scott Caan, John Boyd, World-premiere films include Mercy with Scott Caan and James Caan and Modus Operandi with Danny Trejo and director Frankie Latina at the 11th annual film festival.
11:56 a.m.
Photo Gallery: CineVegas' wedding with Chippendales and Sin City dancers
Photo: The cast of Mercy: Scott Caan, John Boyd, World-premiere films include Mercy with Scott Caan and James Caan and Modus Operandi with Danny Trejo at the 11th annual film festival ...
11:56 a.m.
Humpday
Photo: Indie comedy Humpday (already a big hit at Sundance and Cannes), is about two old buddies who concoct a drunken plan to enter an amateur porn festival with a movie featuring, in their words, “two ...
11:44 a.m.
The Revenant
Photo: Excuse me, I'm looking for my teeth and pupils. em>The Revenant starts off as a goofy, irreverent buddy comedy with gore in the vein of Shaun of the Dead.
11:28 a.m.
Asylum Seekers
Asylum Seekers begins with a promising premise: Six social misfits seek to opt out of society by competing against each other for one spot in an asylum.
11:19 a.m.
Mother's boyfriend charged in toddler's death
Mother's boyfriend charged in toddler's death The mother of a toddler girl found in a trash bin and the woman's boyfriend have been taken into police custody in Phoenix, Metro Police investigators said Sunday.
11:16 a.m.
Thor at the Bus Stop
Photo: Thor isn’t a supernatural movie; it’s more like magic realism, with elements like the thunder god and a guy wandering around impaled by a yield sign mixing with more grounded stories about relationships and family.
11:15 a.m.
Dennis Hopper watches Love, and James Caan shares the love
Photo: James Caan plants one on son Scott Caan's cheek. The classic film Easy Rider with legendary actor Dennis Hopper moved -- and in many cases changed -- people’s lives four decades ago.
10:08 a.m.
'Asylum Seekers' film gets noticed with nuptials
Photo: A Houston couple, Richard Spiller, 25, and Ashley With so many films on the 2009 CineVegas docket, choosing which films to go and see can be a daunting task. Meanwhile, the competition between films to attract audiences can be tough, too.
9:47 a.m.
Cristiano Ronaldo gives Las Vegas (and $134 million contract) a thumbs up
Photo: Soccer heartthrob and $134 million man Cristiano R It’s the first photo in Las Vegas of the soccer star and heartthrob who is wanted by paparazzi because of his alleged fling with Paris Hilton that apparently led to her breakup.
8:30 a.m.
Cotto wins close one over Clottey
Photo: Joshua Clottey, left, of Ghana, fights Miguel Cott Under normal circumstances, the brutal fight that Miguel Cotto and Josh Clottey waged on the eve of the national Puerto Rican Day parade might have left fans clamoring for a rematch. Then again, with Manny ...
6:00 a.m.
Fixing health care
President Barack Obama will speak to the American Medical Association on Monday as part of his push to overhaul the nation’s health care system. It will be a tough sell. The AMA has been wary ...
2:06 a.m.
Easing up on oversight?
Clark County building inspectors were recently told to rely more on verbal communication than to immediately write correction notices and notices of violation at the massive CityCenter project.
2:05 a.m.
Picking up the tab
With such a massive budget the Defense Department would seem to have enough money to pay for its own fact-finding missions or trips to conferences and other activities where military representation is warranted.
2:04 a.m.
Time for America to play by OPEC’s rules
If the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries can openly flaunt the free market to manipulate oil prices, why can’t the United States do the same?
2:03 a.m.
Sotomayor not above criticism
I am among the “many ordinary citizens” he cites and I am opposed to Sotomayor’s nomination for two reasons.
2:02 a.m.
Fraud may motivate domestic ‘partners’
What concerns me most about the domestic partner bill is that it opens the door to fraud. I saw this while on active duty in the military.
2:01 a.m.
Hundreds of vehicles to get GPS devices
Clark County is a few weeks away from finishing the installation of Global Positioning System units in a few hundred more of its vehicles.
2:00 a.m.
On Obama and Mideast peace, and other thoughts
I have heard from many people who think I was too soft on President Barack Obama for the speech he gave in Cairo recently. I have also heard from others who claim I was too ...
2:00 a.m.
Are you ready for ... a longer general election cycle?
By creating a longer general election season, a new law will allow parties’ nominees to regroup and replenish their campaign coffers after brutal primary contests.
2:00 a.m.
Ensign, Heller opposed tobacco bill
One day, as smokers wait in Nevada’s casinos for their next hand or roll of the dice, they will have a little something extra to consider as they pass the time.
2:00 a.m.
Complications abound when identity stolen is a patient’s
Scott Bennett has gone to Las Vegas Valley hospitals for medical care dozens of times in the past five years — impressive for a Texan who hasn’t set foot in Nevada since 1998.
2:00 a.m.
Maglev or DesertXpress? One could be your new ride
Photo: Train Dreamers have long envisioned a fast train to whisk riders between Las Vegas and Southern California. But probably no one expected that, with $8 billion in federal money available for the smartest proposals across the ...
2:00 a.m.
Public or private, rail line will need major subsidies from government
Railroad building is not for the financially timid. Except for a few tourist trains hauling sightseers up scenic mountains, private passenger rail companies don’t exist in this country for a reason. Railroads don’t make money.
2:00 a.m.
Spread of hate should not be underestimated
Ever since the 1960s, Americans have been accustomed to the “lone gunman” theory as an explanation of violent outbursts that traumatize society and sometimes change history. Now, just a week after America’s first black president ...
2:00 a.m.
Trade-offs between technologies include speed, cost
It’s a tale of two trains. One would be a conventional steel-wheels-on-rails model that would move faster than any train operating in the West, powered by electricity or a diesel-electric hybrid locomotive.
2:00 a.m.
Pedestrian suffers critical injuries on Sahara Avenue
A 40-year-old man who was trying to cross a busy six-lane street Saturday night in Las Vegas was struck by a car and critically injured, according to Metro Police.
12:46 a.m.
Children get chance to win prizes for reading
Reading this summer could earn young people in Boulder City digital cameras and MP3 players. The Boulder City Library has kicked off its summer reading program, which includes a drawing at the end of the ...
12:00 a.m.
Las Vegas boxers win titles at USA Nationals
Photo: Jesus Magdaleno, right, of Las Vegas, Nev., celebr Two nights after his stunning upset of Rau'shee Warren in the semifinals, Jesus Magdaleno made sure there was no drama in the championship bout. Magdaleno followed up his signature victory with a dominant one. He ...
12:00 a.m.
Henderson considers closing city offices on Fridays
Photo: A handful of people patronize Henderson's Developm On a Friday morning, Henderson’s cavernous Development Services Center feels particularly empty. Aside from shoes squeaking as the occasional customer or employee walks the freshly cleaned floor, the only thing to punctuate the quiet is ...
Updated 2:38 p.m.
UFL hopefuls show off skills at Sam Boyd Stadium
Photo: Brian Johnson, quarterback from Utah drops back to Some came to chase the seemingly elusive dream of playing professional football. Others showed up to resurrect once promising NFL careers. A few even laced up their cleats for fear of having to permanently hang ...
12:00 a.m.
Boulder City proposes plan to sell building to Senior Center
The Boulder City Council has reached a tentative agreement to sell the building that houses the Senior Center to the non-profit organization that runs it. Under the deal, which is expected to come before the ...
12:00 a.m.
Holly Madison keeps latest love on a leash
Holly Madison has a new man in her life and he’s quite the dog.
12:00 a.m.

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