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Archive for March 23, 2009

1 in 5 adult Nevada workers have no health insurance
About one in five Nevada workers have no health insurance.A new study shows 19.8 percent of Nevada workers ages 19 to 64 had no health insurance in 2006 and 2007
9:21 p.m.
I miss the old Bristol
I used to look forward to the racing at Bristol with the anticipation of Pavlov’s dog. Next to watching the Daytona 500, the races at Bristol were my favorite events of the Sprint Cup season.
9:00 p.m.
We paid the 75K, now where are the corporate tie-ins?
Photo: The (one day maybe) Bombay Sapphire Las Vegas City Two years ago The Active Network made a deal with the city of Las Vegas to bring corporate money to the city. What happened with that deal?
8:16 p.m.
It’s tough going for injured DWTS contestants The Woz and Steve-O
Photo: Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks on the March 16, 20 You can now add Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to the list of injured contestants on Season 8 of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, but that didn't matter to the three judges. ...
7:26 p.m.
Residents of bankrupt Lake Las Vegas face uncertainty
Photo: A passerby peers into the boathouse at the exclusi While owners, attorneys, judges and creditors debate the future of the bankrupt Lake Las Vegas resort, a handful of residents are banding together to take a proactive role in the process. The resort’s future has ...
7:00 p.m.
Ease on smoking ban among 100-plus new measures
Nevada lawmakers introduced just over 100 new measures on Monday, including one to ease terms of a voter-approved ban on smoking at restaurants, bars that serve food and around slot machines at markets and gas ...
6:54 p.m.
Four-car collision critically injures woman, 82
A four-car crash in the northwestern Las Vegas Valley on Monday afternoon left an 82-year-old Las Vegas woman in critical condition, Metro Police said.
6:45 p.m.
Site of proposed casino near Chinatown going to auction
Developers are planning to sell 22 acres near Chinatown – the site of a proposed Asian-themed casino – at a bankruptcy auction May 16. The land took seven years to assemble and is zoned for ...
6:05 p.m.
Knight Rider Festival features TV stars and scrapped KITT stunt
Photo: Catherine Hickland, Justin Bruening and Morgan Bri The Knight Rider Festival at Fremont Street Experience brought out the NBC show's star Justin Bruening, Mayor Oscar Goodman, Catherine Hickland, Morgan Brittany and, of course, KITT.
6:02 p.m.
Reid, Ensign made calls to banks for MGM
Nevada’s two senators personally called the CEOs and other top representatives of financial institutions asking them to consider loans to MGM’s troubled CityCenter project -- the nation’s largest private building project that employs 10,000 workers ...
5:55 p.m.
Where’s the money? It’s spent
Photo: Tim O'Callaghan Have a little cash? Buy a home in foreclosure, for goodness’ sake. First-time home buyers may be keeping Las Vegas alive as they swoop in on the distressed housing market. There are deals to be ...
5:40 p.m.
Freakonomics: Mandalay Bay pool fees are discrimination
http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/23/ladies-day-at-the-beach/
5:25 p.m.
Fertitta says Couture-Nogueira to move to UFC 102
http://mmafrenzy.com/9738/penn-florian-at-ufc-101-in-philadelphia-coture-nogueira-at-ufc-102-in-portland/
4:30 p.m.
Kincaid-Chauncey Regrets Lap Dances
Aside from sending young servicemen for comped drinks and lap dances at one of Mike Galardi's topless joints, former Clark County commissioner Mary Kincaid-Chauncey remains unrepentant for the acts that landed her in a federal ...
4:21 p.m.
NHL Awards tickets on sale Tuesday
4:09 p.m.
Proposed bill would tax prostitution at $5 per session
Photo: The lights of Sheris Ranch in Pahrump are reflecte Sen. Bob Coffin, D-Las Vegas, proposed a tax on prostitution today that he says could raise $2 million a year for the state. Patrons of prostitutes — both legal and illegal — would pay an ...
4:06 p.m.
Senior Center temporarily suspends lunches
The Senior Center of Boulder City, 813 Arizona St., is suspending its lunch program this week because of a broken water heater.
4:05 p.m.
Union protests pay raises for Gibbons’ staff
Photo: Mark Carpenter, a corrections officer, addresses e State union workers criticized the salaries of employees in Gov. Jim Gibbons’ office at a rally outside the Grant Sawyer State Building in Las Vegas today. Members of the American Federation of State, County and ...
3:40 p.m.
Process may be slow, but it's designed help students
A new practice is being implemented in schools throughout the county that is intended to help teachers identify students who have specific learning disabilities. This practice is called Response to Intervention or RTI.
3:37 p.m.
Giving spirit alive and well despite troubled economy
There are great ways that we can assist those within our community who are experiencing the life challenges of the current financial downturn. While hundreds of thousands are without jobs, homes, food, health insurance or ...
2:42 p.m.
County celebrates 100 years with a look at mining
Clark County will continue to delve into its 100-year history with a look at mining operations in the next of a series of discussions celebrating the county’s centennial anniversary.
1:53 p.m.
High school team's robot ready for battle
Photo: Nathan Richner works on the FIRST robotics program For 42 days, the Boulder City High School robotics team brainstormed and built their creation, testing and trying various techniques to bring life to a 5-foot-high plexiglas box they call Eagle 1.
12:52 p.m.
Winds continue through Tuesday, cool temps on tap
Breezy to windy conditions will continue in the Las Vegas Valley through Tuesday. Then Wednesday's temperature will rebound to the upper 70s before another chilly blast arrives Thursday.
12:47 p.m.
Marketing 101 - Back to the Basics - Part II
Last time, I wrote about the importance of getting back to the basics with regard to marketing. One thing I have deduced about this new economy is that business will not return to the way ...
12:00 p.m.
Panel approves bill to accept federal jobless funds
Panel approves bill to accept federal jobless funds By a unanimous vote, the Assembly Ways and Means Committee approved legislation to permit Nevada to accept federal stimulus funds to extend unemployment benefits and expand eligibility for the benefits. The bill and the resolution ...
11:32 a.m.
Reid: Obama housing plan not enough
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today President Barack Obama’s housing rescue plan doesn’t go far enough to help the many Nevadans who are underwater on their mortgages.
11:09 a.m.
Nobody's finer than Carolina
I spent the first three days of the NCAA tournament at the Palazzo sports book and had a wonderful time.
10:56 a.m.
Drowned toddler's mother accuses NLV day care of negligence
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the mother of a toddler who drowned in a hot tub at a North Las Vegas day care center Jan. 13.
10:41 a.m.
Card check alternative unveiled
WASHINGTON — Another big day for the union-backed card-check bill­ as three massive retailers announced support for an alternative that is receiving mixed reviews this morning on the Hill.
10:26 a.m.
Police make arrest in shooting death of 16-year-old
Police make arrest in shooting death of 16-year-old Metro Police have made an arrest in connection with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy inside a garage Sunday night in the northwest Las Vegas Valley. The Clark County Coroner's Office today identified the ...
Updated 11:23 a.m.
On tap: Unemployment benefits in Carson, AIG blame game in DC
WASHINGTON — Greetings, Early Liners where the nation’s capital is poised to pick up where it left off in the blame game over the AIG bonuses while legislators in Carson City open Week Eight with ...
9:20 a.m.
Lawsuit clouds future of CityCenter; MGM responds
Lawsuit clouds future of CityCenter; MGM responds CityCenter's joint venture partner Dubai World is suing MGM Mirage, claiming MGM Mirage breached terms of the joint venture agreement to develop the $8.7 billion project, forcing Dubai World to fork over more money than ...
Updated 12:28 a.m.
Dealing with violence
With domestic-violence-related homicides on the rise in Clark County, Metro Police has begun testing the effectiveness of a survey that asks victims of domestic violence 11 questions designed to identify those at the highest risk ...
2:08 a.m.
A common sense policy
After California in 1996 became the first state to permit individuals to purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes as long as they have a doctor’s prescription, Nevada and 11 other states followed with similar laws.
2:07 a.m.
Readying border buildup
Dozens of federal agents would be assigned to reinforce agents already in place along the border with Mexico under a plan being finalized by the Justice and Homeland Security departments.
2:06 a.m.
Why aren’t other people’s contracts sacred?
Like most of the country, I, too, am outraged by AIG’s executive bonuses.
2:05 a.m.
Don’t let populism undermine contracts
Any confiscatory tax on the unpopular AIG bonuses will undermine the institution of private contracts and is no more than a cover-up by elected officials and Treasury staffers, including Secretary Timothy Geithner, to avoid accountability ...
2:04 a.m.
Banking bonuses part of an alternate reality
The year 1984 is long passed but it seems that we have somehow allowed some newspeak to come into our language.
2:03 a.m.
Obama’s gross errors on AIG inexcusable
The AIG debacle is making Barack Obama’s presidency the most incompetent since the Jimmy Carter years, when interest rates hit a whopping 18 percent.
2:02 a.m.
Design clinics with sick patients in mind
It seems to me that the architects of medical buildings never thought of the fact that many people who visit doctors or go for tests or lab work in these buildings are not healthy, not ...
2:01 a.m.
Sands not so adored in Macau these days
Macau was the place where Las Vegas Sands was going to step out from the shadows of its rivals.
2:00 a.m.
Nevada’s House Dems join foes of tax hike on the wealthy
On one issue, most of Nevada’s lawmakers in Washington have come to unusual agreement.
2:00 a.m.
Gospel show ‘Praise’ will array talents of showbiz veterans
Photo: Larry Hart Las Vegas might not seem the most likely place to premiere a production featuring gospel music. But Grammy Award winner Larry Hart sees no conflict between the Lord and Sin City.
2:00 a.m.
Danny Gans: Here, he’s Mr. Close Enough
Photo: Danny Gans shown performing on March 20. Mention Gans anywhere else in the country and you’ll likely be answered with a puzzled look. How did this genial guy, a singing impressionist, become arguably an entertainment brand name in Las Vegas?
2:00 a.m.
School district: If you must cut the budget, do it our way
Photo: Students and advocates speak out on budget cuts la Clark County School District officials say they are cautiously optimistic they won’t be asked to make budget cuts deeper than the $120 million already asked for by state leaders.
2:00 a.m.
It has to be the next step in the AIG bonus story …
… the ongoing saga of outrage and corporate greed.
2:00 a.m.
Anti-city-hall sentiment could alter council ranks
Depending on whom the voters choose, the Las Vegas City Council could soon become a very different place to do business.
2:00 a.m.
Six questions for Erich Bergen, actor and songwriter
Photo: The musical “Jersey Boys,” about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is still bright and sharp as a razor as it nears its first anniversary at the Palazzo.
2:00 a.m.
Canadian high roller’s debts are multiplying
Nebraska philanthropist Terrance K. Watanabe may hold the record for being the biggest deadbeat high roller ever prosecuted by the district attorney’s office. He owes $14.7 million.
2:00 a.m.
Doctors scarce in Las Vegas compared to other areas
For the number of people who live in and around Las Vegas, we're woefully short on doctors and health care workers in general.
2:00 a.m.
Cheap rooms could sell casinos short
Cheap rooms could sell casinos short A business model gaming companies have followed for decades has turned into a precarious balancing act, as casinos slash room rates to levels not seen in more than a decade. Cheap rooms have been a ...
2:00 a.m.
Valley a wellspring of female talent
Photo: Stanford freshman guard Lindy La Rocque takes aim As he watched No. 15 on the Stanford Cardinal women’s basketball team climbing the ladder to snip a little piece of souvenir twine for her scrapbook a week ago Sunday at Galen Center on the ...
2:00 a.m.
From trash to teaching tools
Since 2002, the Teachers Exchange has been a clearinghouse to get donated classroom supplies to teachers. On Monday, the foundation that runs the store launched a new push to increase the number of businesses contributing ...
12:00 a.m.
Kruger: Recent success set squad up for a letdown
Photo: UNLV head coach Lon Kruger argues a call as the Re UNLV coach Lon Kruger bluntly summed up his team’s 2008-09 basketball season, one that frustrated fans, the Rebels and, most of all, Kruger. “The last two years, quite frankly, set this group up for failure,” ...
12:00 a.m.

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