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August 20, 2014

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This is reform in college sports?
Thursday, August 14, 2014
other voices:
Too little, too late. Last week, the 18 members of the NCAA’s Division I board of directors voted 16-2 to allow the five richest conferences to play by their own rules, at least a little bit.
The panda angle
Thursday, August 14, 2014
other voices:
This is obviously an attempt to get your attention by bringing up a cute and cuddly animal. But give me a break. It’s August.
Photo: Stuart Pitz places his thumb over his head in this
From Las Vegas Convention Center to ‘Love,’ it’s a Beatles life
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
“Unbelievable,” says Stuart Pitz, who was in the audience at the Convention Center for The Beatles on Aug. 20, 1964. “Deafening. Crazy. And what I remember at the start of that show was poor Jackie DeShannon, who was basically booed off the stage.” ...
Has Obama exceeded his authority?
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Last week, we saw an escalation in the fight between President Barack Obama and House Republicans about his alleged lawlessness. The House voted to authorize Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to initiate lawsuits “to seek appropriate relief for the failure of the president ... to act in a manner consistent with (his) duties under the Constitution.” Underlying this battle are disagreements about the legitimate use of executive discretion.
Here’s to the dreamers, the visionaries, the community builders
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Where I Stand:
One day someone will write a history book about Las Vegas that includes this amazing period. I expect the story will use words like vision and visionary to describe the Southern Nevada that we are living in today.
Back to Iraq and unsure of who we’re fighting
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
It was exhilarating to drop a bunch of 500-pound bombs on whatstheirname. Just when Americans thought they could stop trying to figure out the difference between Sunnis and Shiites, we’re in a new war in Iraq with some bad “folks,” as the president might say, whose name we’re still fuzzy on.
Fighting Ebola is a battle for us all
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
OTHER VOICES:
Some people have blamed Dr. Kent Brantly and another American missionary infected, Nancy Writebol, for bringing the danger to themselves, even objecting to their return to Atlanta to be treated for the disease at Emory University Hospital. On the contrary, this Ebola outbreak underscores why we have not only a humanitarian interest in addressing global health, but also a national interest in doing so.
Photo: Sydney After Dark at Planet Hollywood.
‘Sydney’ might not go dark; Cheaza headed to China; fetching notes at Nevada SPCA charity event
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The Kats Report Bureau at this writing is Starbucks on Sunday at Planet Hollywood, where upstairs the new adult revue “Sydney After Dark” from SPI Entertainment is performing its final show later at the old “Peepshow” showroom. ...
It’s a can’t-lose year, even for transgressors
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Other Voices:
Wow, it appears that Republicans in Tennessee just gave a vote of confidence to a right-wing congressman-doctor who has a history of having sex with his patients and encouraging the women in his life to end inconvenient pregnancies by abortion.
Photo: 88.1 KCEP-FM General Manager Craig Knight stand wi
Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame gala is a champagne wishes and caviar dreams affair
Monday, August 11, 2014
On Saturday night, I was glad to be present as the man I refer to as Ubiquitous Robin Leach (URL for short) was honored with the inaugural Mark Smith Ambassador Award by the Nevada Broadcasters Association at the Four Seasons Las Vegas.
After updated Facebook post, Beauty Bar owner drops lawsuit
After updated Facebook post, Beauty Bar owner drops lawsuit
Monday, August 11, 2014
The lawsuit issued by Beauty Bar co-owner Darin Feinstein against club patron Megan Trivette has been withdrawn. The settlement was reached as Trivette, a customer who had posted on her personal Facebook page ...
Pay your dues in silence
Monday, August 11, 2014
other voices:
In April, President Barack Obama signed an executive order forcing federal contractors to allow employees to discuss their pay with one another. Seems pretty basic, but I guess you cannot take anything for granted in the workplace. It reminded me of one of my first jobs where the boss, Big Al — about 300-odd-pounds big — warned employees: “If you discuss your salary with others, you don’t respect your salary.”
Honor Brady by taking real action
Monday, August 11, 2014
other voices:
Some of the most powerful lessons about what is good for a nation begin with one person’s tragedy. But too often, they’re not learned until more people are martyred to the cause.
A modest proposal
Monday, August 11, 2014
other voices:
Enough with all the phony impeachment talk. Onward to a real impeachment!
Prepared for water challenges
Sunday, August 10, 2014
other voices:
When Lake Mead was created in 1935, it made history. Hoover Dam had tamed the wild and unpredictable Colorado River, creating the nation’s largest man-made reservoir and establishing a bank account of water resources that has supported the American Southwest ever since. But just last month, Lake Mead made history once again when, because of the ongoing drought plaguing much of the Western United States, the level of the lake reached a historic low mark. Today, the reservoir that provides 90 percent of Southern Nevada’s drinking water is filled to just 39 percent of capacity; meanwhile, forecasts by the federal ...

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