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October 1, 2014

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How to keep your small business on the right track
Sunday, September 28, 2014
OPINION:
With the Great Recession at last fading in the rearview mirror, what are the most important things a small-business owner must remember to ...
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As mass gatherings go, Las Vegas is the place to be
Saturday, September 27, 2014
The theme this weekend is crowds, mass gatherings as they are now known, and how to lure and entertain such. I am reminded of this as waves of people ...
Bottomless fund, permanent war
Saturday, September 27, 2014
other voices:
Last week, Barack Obama became the third president of our past four to announce sustained military action in Iraq. The sense of deja vu can be numbing. Everything is not the same, of course, yet even some of the differences this time around contain elements of similarity.
Oil litigation has greasy turns
Saturday, September 27, 2014
other voices:
“I am the target of what is probably the most well-funded corporate retaliation campaign in U.S. history,” Steven Donziger emailed me early Monday afternoon.
Obama’s new racial reality
Saturday, September 27, 2014
other voices:
Whatever happened to “Obamamania?” Recent polls suggest race relations have gotten worse since President Barack Obama’s 2008 election — or, at least, more of us Americans think they have.
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Dress up, sit down and settle in: Jerry Lewis is playing the Smith Center
Saturday, September 27, 2014
As usual, Jerry Lewis is wearing the famous red shirt with the cursive “JL” stitched into the pocket. He’s fired up on this particular afternoon, lively and forceful, and he seems not to have shaved for at least one day. ...
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Rock in Rio, the ‘City of Rock,’ lures Taylor Swift, Metallica, No Doubt, Linkin Park to L.V.
Friday, September 26, 2014
If the Rock in Rio festival staging is anything like what we saw in Manhattan today, this should be a remarkably impressive event. Efficient, too. The Rock in Rio team built a fully functional, LED screen-backed stage with a booming sound system ...
Don’t be so negative about America
Friday, September 26, 2014
other voices:
I’ve been living in or visiting New York for almost a half-century. One thought occurs as I walk around these days: The city has never been better.
Those lazy jobless
Friday, September 26, 2014
other voices:
Last week, House Speaker John Boehner explained to an audience at the American Enterprise Institute what’s holding back employment in America: laziness. People, he said, have “this idea” that “I really don’t have to work. I don’t really want to do this. I think I’d rather just sit around.” Holy 47 percent, Batman!
Ballots vs. bullets for Palestinians
Friday, September 26, 2014
other voices:
Last month, the conflict was still raging in Gaza when something unexpected happened: Palestinians began tweeting to protesters in Ferguson, Mo.
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Mike Tyson makes a scene — as a Good Samaritan in L.V. and animated TV star in L.A.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
On Sept. 16 in Las Vegas, Mike Tyson came to the assistance of a motorcyclist who was injured on I-15 after being cut off by a taxicab. And, no, this was no cartoon. ...
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Taylor Williamson talks ‘Last Comic Standing’ and ‘America’s Got Talent’
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Taylor Williamson is one quirky individual. He’s even quirky on the phone. You wonder, “Is this quirkiness an act?” and the answer would be, “I feel it is not.” ...
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Jerry Lewis is no fan of rent in Las Vegas showrooms
Thursday, September 25, 2014
We’ll be running a lengthy piece about J.L. over the next few days, but one of his many memorable and pointed comments: “If I owned a joint, there would be a star in the showroom, and I would pay for it.” ...
Tesla deal is opportunity for Nevada; now we must step up
Thursday, September 25, 2014
other voices:
News that Tesla Motors will establish a sprawling lithium battery manufacturing plant outside Reno — and receive more than $1 billion in benefits from the state at Gov. Brian Sandoval’s urging — triggered a flood of commentary on the value of the deal as well as the benefit for Nevada.
Exercising the right to rant
Thursday, September 25, 2014
other voices:
Congress is gone. But not forgotten. OK, to be honest, it’s totally forgotten. The members of the House and Senate have been out of session for about a week, and the nation has already totally wiped them from the memory bank.

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