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Archive for February 28, 2010

Alford vs. Tavernari ... who ya got??
Forget the fact that the Mountain West Conference is enjoying a breakout year on the hardwood, but the league's adding a good amount of drama to the fold.
11:57 p.m.
Gibbons signs two bills during special session
CARSON CITY – Gov. Jim Gibbons has signed a bill to sweep $197 million from reserve accounts in various state agencies to help fill an $887 million deficit. It's one of two bills he's signed ...
10:38 p.m.
Bill to let counties have 4-day work weeks advances
CARSON CITY – Nevada counties could now have the option of keeping their offices open four days a week instead of five.
8:34 p.m.
Look out Below!
Photo: Andrew Pollard's entry in the sixth annual 42 Belo Las Vegas mixologists compete in the world’s most extreme bartending competition.
8:00 p.m.
Bourret's hat trick powers Wranglers to victory
Photo: Wranglers Adam Miller, left, and Mick Lawrence, ri Alex Bourret is starting to show flashes of the ability that make him a first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2005. Bourret ‘s hat trick on Sunday afternoon lifted the Las Vegas Wranglers ...
7:59 p.m.
Budget gets OK as session ends; sales tax extended for roads
Budget gets OK as session ends; sales tax extended for roads CARSON CITY -- The 26th special session of the Nevada Legislature ended shortly after 2 a.m. this morning.
Updated 6:45 a.m.
Lady Luck doesn't smile on Busch brothers
Photo: Crew members work on Kurt Busch's damaged car duri On paper, all signs pointed to a successful, Sunday afternoon homecoming for the Busch brothers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Shelby American.
6:29 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson displays his dominance again in Las Vegas
Jimmie Johnson displays his dominance again in Las Vegas Jimmie Johnson has gotten used to this whole Sunday race routine. Step A: Take the lead from one of the other NASCAR Sprint Cup series drivers and never relinquish it. Step B: Celebrate the win ...
5:58 p.m.
Education cuts could mean bigger class sizes
Education cuts could mean bigger class sizes As Nevada legislators and Gov. Jim Gibbons' neared a budget deal Sunday night to close the state's budget hole, the president of the state's teachers union was saying 6.9 percent in cuts to school districts ...
5:00 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson wins Shelby American NASCAR race in Las Vegas
Photo: Winner Jimmie Johnson at Las Vegas Motor Speedway The El Cajon, Calif., hometown hero won his fourth Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup series race in Las Vegas in six years at Las ...
4:49 p.m.
Sunday sketchbook from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
It was a great weekend for racing and for cartooning.
4:34 p.m.
Event celebrates African-American history in Las Vegas
Photo: Cameron Cherry, 8, of Las Vegas, gets flames paint In order to move forward, we have to remember – and be inspired by – the past.
4:27 p.m.
Nite Bite: Welcoming Crown Nightclub
Photo: ND Fuego Crown Nightclub will open in May for live concerts and nightlife.
4:00 p.m.
Prescription drug bill would save Medicaid money
CARSON CITY – A bill to save the Medicaid program an estimated $760,000 a year is headed for the desk of Gov. Jim Gibbons after three prior failures.
2:43 p.m.
Have some magic with your drink
Photo: Pick a card, any card. Little-known fact: Card tricks make wonderful chasers.
12:29 p.m.
Nevada State Prison to stay open
CARSON CITY – Gov. Jim Gibbons’ plan to shut down the 148-year-old Nevada State Prison in Carson City has been rejected again by the Legislature.
12:07 p.m.
Mariah Carey performs at The Colosseum, joins Ciara at Haze
Photo: Mariah Carey performs the final show of her The An The superstar singer performed the final show of her The Angels Advocate Tour at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace last night. After the concert, ...
11:47 a.m.
Photos: Mariah Carey performs at The Colosseum, joins Ciara at Haze
Photo: Mariah Carey performs the final show of her The An The superstar singer performed the final show of her The Angels Advocate Tour at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace last night. After Mariah's ...
11:47 a.m.
Photos: NASCAR Day 2 includes Sam’s Town 300 and meet-and-greets
Photo: 2010 NASCAR Sam's 300 champion Kevin Harvick at La The NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam’s Town 300 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was yesterday’s main attraction of NASCAR ...
11:43 a.m.
NASCAR Day 2 includes Sam’s Town 300 and meet-and-greets
Photo: 2010 NASCAR Sam's 300 champion Kevin Harvick at La The NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam’s Town 300 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was yesterday’s main attraction of NASCAR weekend in Las ...
11:43 a.m.
Frank Marino continues his 25-year reign as Queen of the Strip
Photo: Drag artist Frank Marino's 25 successful years on Frank Marino is marking 25 years as a Las Vegas headliner. And every onstage moment has been spent in drag.
11:25 a.m.
Woman critically injured in three-car accident on Las Vegas Strip
A Las Vegas woman was critically injured this morning in a three-vehicle accident at South Las Vegas Boulevard and East Wynn Boulevard.
11:07 a.m.
Race Blog: Jimmie Johnson wins fourth Las Vegas race in six years
Race Blog: Jimmie Johnson wins fourth Las Vegas race in six years The Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup series featured a head-to-head clash between two of the sport's greatest drivers for the majority of the day. After 267 laps, it was Jimmie Johnson who outlasted Jeff Gordon ...
Updated 3:08 p.m.
Senate completes action on 4-day work week
CARSON CITY – The Nevada Senate has completed legislative action on a bill to put state offices on a four-day work week but does not penalize the state workers further.
10:10 a.m.
Windfall from KMA 'Power of Love' Gala: $27 million for Cleveland Clinic
Photo: Former President George W. Bush is given a tour of Larry Ruvo was fairly overwhelmed at the donations at Saturday's event, including $8 million from Anchor Gaming head Stan Fulton. ...
8:55 a.m.
'Power of Love' windfall: $27 million for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Photo: Siegfried Fischbacher, Roy Horn and Larry Ruvo at An $8 million check written by Anchor Gaming chief Stan Fulton helped Keep Memory Alive raise $27 million in a single night for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.
7:56 a.m.
Sunny skies ahead for Las Vegas
A Pacific storm system that brought widespread rain Saturday to the Las Vegas Valley has moved east, leaving behind mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s today for Las Vegas, according to the ...
7:13 a.m.
Chamber offering free workshops on how to start a business
The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and SCORE are launching a series of free workshops on how to start a business.
3:29 a.m.
Sure, I'll take some magic with my drink
Photo: Pick a card, any card. Little-known fact: Card tricks make wonderful chasers.
2:30 a.m.
UNLV nearly flawless in 77-47 thrashing of Air Force
Photo: Air Force's Mike McLain (33) hammers UNLV's Anthon COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — So much for some suspense down the stretch. In another contest against an over-matched opponent from the bottom portion of the Mountain West Conference standings, UNLV again was able to leave ...
2:15 a.m.
Notebook: UNLV's Wallace again catches fire from deep in Colorado Springs
Photo: Air Force's Zach Bohannon and UNLV's Kendall Walla COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Maybe it's part coincidence and part match-up zone defense, but for some reason, UNLV junior guard Kendall Wallace seems to save his best for Air Force. On Saturday, 15 points off ...
2:14 a.m.
Yucca Mountain low
Since President Barack Obama said he was withdrawing the Energy Department’s application to build a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, many Republicans have tried to keep the program ...
2:06 a.m.
Coach confident Findlay basketball program will continue past this year
Coach confident Findlay basketball program will continue past this year The Findlay College Prep basketball team hasn’t played its last game. Not this year, or in the future. Henderson International School, the private school the Findlay program is affiliated with, will be closing at the ...
2:05 a.m.
GOP delaying health care reform
This letter is to comment on the recent bipartisan conference on health care, which points to the differences in political party perception of the need for reform of our health care system.
2:05 a.m.
Obstructing progress is to no one’s benefit
In Mike Smith’s Thursday editorial cartoon, having the “Obama” caricature blame the previous administration for “this mess” is disingenuous and caters to, even encourages, the ignorance referenced later in this letter.
2:04 a.m.
Give public same health care plan as Congress
Let’s face it: At least in terms of health care, members of Congress are parasites living on the public dole.
2:03 a.m.
Bickering at health summit is shameful
I watched Thursday’s health care summit and it just frustrated me.
2:02 a.m.
Gays in military decision should be up to servicemen
Although I respect the opinions of our military service chiefs, I don’t think the testimony of a few should decide the future of a gay or a lesbian who volunteers to fight for our great ...
2:01 a.m.
GOP could be poised to score a repeat of 1994 election
It was 1994, and the insipid Collective Soul song “Shine” was on incessantly. Abercrombie & Fitch was selling a lot of flannel. O.J. was busy looking for the real killers.
2:00 a.m.
Harry Reid under the microscope
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid greets supporter Of all the sorts of authors — those who write screenplays, novels, self-help books, poetry, newspaper articles, technical papers and even editors with their opinion columns — perhaps none digs deeper into his subject than ...
2:00 a.m.
Coalition all but scraps plans for $860 million water pipeline
Photo: Clean Water Coalition Board members, from left, St In January, the Sun reported the four local governments in the Clean Water Coalition were pushing to shelve their plan for an $860 million pipeline.
2:00 a.m.
Vegas Sprint Cup race is the one Kurt Busch wants the most
Photo: Kurt Busch, right, congratulates his younger broth Don’t let their emotional embrace at the end of last year’s Shelby American NASCAR Sprint Cup race fool you — Kurt and Kyle Bush maintain a natural sibling rivalry. Kurt’s wife can probably attest to ...
2:00 a.m.
Treading political tightrope at session
Treading political tightrope at session As legislators and the governor negotiate a deal to balance the state’s battered budget, they are playing to two audiences: their fellow insiders in Carson City, who represent the state’s powerful interests and fund their ...
2:00 a.m.
Heller not bound by political correctness
Republican Rep. Dean Heller is emerging as Nevada’s newest frank-talking politician — one in a line of elected officials who speak their mind, political correctness be damned.
2:00 a.m.
Special session standouts
Photo: In a tough speech on Day Four of the special sessi There was less blood during the 26th special session of the Legislature than on that battlefield before Nevada had entered the union, but as this political civil war over the budget comes to a close, ...
2:00 a.m.
Cultivating conservatives
Cultivating conservatives Carolyn Mering can’t believe the news: Harry Reid is coming to town. At least that’s what the local airport operator told her a minute ago, calling to organize the opposite of a welcoming party. See, ...
2:00 a.m.
Wranglers can't contain power play, fall to Thunder, 6-4
Photo: Stockton Thunder forward Chris D'Alvise streaks to The Las Vegas Wranglers couldn’t contain the Stockton Thunder power play Saturday night. In the middle game of a three-game set at the Orleans Arena, the division-leading Thunder scored three power-play goals en route to ...
1:41 a.m.
Rarefied Hair: Kim Vo highlights his favorites
Photo: Colorist, beauty expert and Behind every beautiful woman is an amazing hairstylist. And if you're Nicky Hilton, Jenny McCarthy or Britney Spears, the hair extraordinaire is Kim Vo. Not only is Vo a Hollywood A-lister's "mane" man, he's a ...
12:05 a.m.
Dani Della Valle sets tone for rocker's Vegas party
Photo: Cabo Wabo bar and entertainment manager Dani Della Sammy Hagar got the party started at Cabo Wabo Cantina, but Dani Della Valle keeps it going day and night as the Strip-side venue's bar and entertainment manager. A proud Jersey girl, Della Valle moved ...
12:05 a.m.
The return of the queen
Photo: Divas Las Vegas OK, maybe I can’t be entirely objective, having seen a preview of Divas Las Vegas while dolled up in drag myself. But even with mascara melting into my eyes and wig tendrils finding their way ...
12:05 a.m.

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