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Alex Shoofey: 1916-2007 He helped shape hotel industry
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007
Alex Shoofey: 1916-2007 He helped shape hotel industry
Arkady (Ariel) Bogoslavsky: 1955-2007
Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2007
If you wanted to hear piano virtuoso Ariel play in Las Vegas, you had to filter out sounds of gabby tourists, the clanging of slot machines, the clinking of cocktail glasses and the striking of forks against plates of smoked salmon at a Strip eatery.
Arkady (Ariel) Bogoslavsky: 1955-2007 He fled oppression, made piano sing
Monday, Aug. 27, 2007
Arkady (Ariel) Bogoslavsky: 1955-2007 He fled oppression, made piano sing
Seeing beyond sepia
Friday, Aug. 24, 2007
Seeing beyond sepia
STEPHEN J. ROMEO: 1952-2007
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007
Stephen J. Romeo, a local high school sports hero who carved out a three-decade career as a Nevada veterinarian, died Thursday at his Las Vegas home after a lengthy illness. He was 54.
BERNIE ROTHKOPF: 1918-2007
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007
Las Vegas casino legend Bernie Rothkopf was not one to stand in the way of someone else's success.
Fewer gamblers play after smoke clears
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007
Brian Slipock felt the blood drain from his face in November when voters overwhelmingly adopted a tougher anti-smoking law for businesses that serve food.
Ethiopian blesses peacemakers, extols virtues of ancient culture
Friday, Aug. 10, 2007
The United States may be a world leader in science and technology, but it can learn a lot about forgiveness and humility from Ethiopia's ancient culture.
ALAN JARLSON: 1932-2007
Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007
When Fidel Castro rose to power, Las Vegas Sun reporter Alan Jarlson was dispatched to Cuba to get reactions from Las Vegas gaming figures who were working in Havana casinos.
Smoking ban tests resourcefulness
Monday, July 30, 2007
When a tough, voter-approved anti-smoking law went into effect in January, Southern Nevada bar owner Rich Hall, like many other local tavern operators, ignored it for a couple of weeks.
Get rid of pest? Not if it turns tap water pink
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Aesthetics have gotten in the way of battling one of the most serious threats to the Southwest's waterways, the fast-spreading, pipe-clogging quagga mussel.
JAMES SHIPP: 1936-2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
When James Shipp came to Las Vegas in 1967 to teach during the city's early days of public school desegregation, the prejudice he witnessed was reminiscent of what he had experienced as a black person growing up in the Deep South.
Vegas seniors refuse to grow old
Monday, July 9, 2007
Another movie has been made about people who live in Las Vegas, and it touches on all the obvious topics that help define vibrant, beautiful people - sex, being buff, dancing.
If you can stand the heat, well then, stay in Las Vegas
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Maybe we're learning how to cope with extreme heat.
Older veterans warn youngsters of the battles ahead
Friday, June 29, 2007
Retired Army Reserve Lt. Col. Peter Krommenhoek summed up the feelings of many of the veterans in the packed room.
Jeanne Smith Stewart: 1922-2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Jeanne Smith Stewart, the last surviving child of Las Vegas education pioneer J.D. Smith and a driving force behind getting the family's downtown home put on the National Register of Historic Places, died June 20 in Los Angeles. She was 84.
MIKA FONOTI: 1955-2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Ancient Samoan warriors would do the traditional wild Ailao dance, each twirling his nifo oti - war knife - in preparation for battle.
Past dogs sex offender living among fellow seniors
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Voters of the Robert Gordon senior public housing complex have spoken.
7-7-07 is lining 'em up
Thursday, June 21, 2007
If marriage is a gamble, an unprecedented number of couples are hoping for improved odds in finding seventh heaven by getting married in Las Vegas about 77 hours after Independence Day.
Vets wary, hopeful as VA panel's visit nears
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Southern Nevada veterans are hoping a visit this month by a Veterans Affairs advisory committee will prompt improvements and not simply be an exercise in preelection-year posturing.
Where are his medals, he wants to know
Monday, June 18, 2007
Lawrence Bennett does not need a medal to remind him of his service to his country.
BRYN ARMSTRONG: 1916-2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
As executive editor of the Las Vegas Sun for 14 years, Bryn Armstrong kept a keen eye on politics, championed civil rights and children's issues, and led the newspaper in its recovery from a devastating November 1963 pressroom fire.
Recasting his life
Monday, June 11, 2007
One of actor/artist Tony Curtis' paintings in his Henderson studio depicts a gray-haired Curtis looking into a mirror while painting a self-portrait - as the young, dark curly haired matinee idol version of himself.
Race, age divide Nevada
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Once again, Nevada stands out in a new round of statistics about emerging demographic trends.
THE REV. TOMMY STARKES: 1939-2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Just days before Christmas 2004, the Rev. Tommy Starkes tried to ease the pain of cowboys who were dealing with the tragedy of a 25-year-old bull rider who was killed during competition at the National Finals Rodeo.
Bugles fade, worries sounded
Monday, May 21, 2007
The Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City will be at 1 p.m. May 28. At 7:30 a.m. May 26, the placing of American flags on each of the nearly 21,000 graves will begin.
VALERIE PRUDEN: 1936-2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
As a young woman, Valerie Pruden taught herself to play the organ, and she studied the Bible cover to cover.
Valley's trash leads to one man's treasure
Monday, May 14, 2007
In the world of garbage, longtime North Las Vegan Cleo Williams Jr. is king of the heap.
Veterans stranded, VA accused of not paying fare
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Donny Fisher learned the hard way on Monday that the company that shuttles patients for free from one Veterans Affairs clinic to another in the Las Vegas Valley has abruptly quit, saying it is owed nearly $600,000 from the federal government.
Keeping them on their feet
Sunday, May 6, 2007
On behalf of seniors, Las Vegas physical therapist Brian Werner is trying to find a cure for the common fall.
JOHN DERMODY: 1911-2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
When John Dermody bought Nevada farms and ranches more than 30 years ago and turned them into industrial parks, he sowed the seeds for what would become one of the nation's largest private development firms.
VINCENT L. TRIGGS: 1948-2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
In July 1998, when Las Vegas was considering reducing the width of disabled parking spaces from nine feet to eight feet so businesses could squeeze in more parking, Vince Triggs stood up.
ANN ZORN: 1926-2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
In the late 1980s, when there seemed to be plenty of water to go around, developers were pitching new developments featuring large, ornate aquatic features.
Homeboy will hook you up online
Friday, May 4, 2007
Tom Elgas Jr. used to be in the business of selling stolen property.
The face of pro wrestling
Monday, April 30, 2007
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She won't quit as long as people need her help
Friday, April 13, 2007
Las Vegas political lobbyist Thelma Clark, a 5-foot-1 spitfire, has been cornering politicians in Carson City for 13 consecutive legislative sessions, going back to 1981, advocating on behalf of seniors and others who otherwise have little political voice.
DR. ROBERT BUCKLEY 1923-2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
When Dr. Robert Buckley accurately diagnosed ailments afflicting two friends of Howard Hughes without even meeting them, he won a new patient: the reclusive billionaire himself.
Acrobat's death might give life to law that protects others
Monday, April 9, 2007
A bill to change a 60-year-old Nevada law that exempts promoters of theatrical performances from providing workers' compensation for players is to go before an Assembly committee today .
Howard "Hecky" Heckethorn (1922 - 2007)
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
In his prime he stood but 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighed just 135 pounds, but you would think twice before picking a fight with Howard "Hecky" Heckethorn.
Public health inspector says toxic mold made him sick
Monday, March 26, 2007
A public health inspector who says he was sickened by mold in his office is still waiting for his disability benefits - a year after an arbitrator ruled in his favor.
Sam Angel: 1920-2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Sam "The Jeweler" Angel loved to tell stories about the good old days of Las Vegas and his friend, famed gambler Nick "The Greek" Dandolos.
KATHY HOLMES | 1936-2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Kathy Holmes had an important job to do before her then-husband, the late Las Vegas architect Jim McDaniel, submitted his drawings for approval.
Henderson man's efforts pay off for Iwo Jima hero
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A forgotten hero of Iwo Jima will finally get a Bronze Star this week thanks in part to the efforts of his skipper, 86-yea r-old Henderson resident Raymond Whalin.
Valley hospitals skip accountability conference
Monday, March 19, 2007
A national risk management company has failed to attract any major Southern Nevada hospitals to its national conference on disclosure and accountability that begins today at the Bellagio.
Marine Pfc. John Lukac
Sunday, March 18, 2007
When Jan Lukac served in the Czechoslovakian Army in the mid-1960s, his primary job was to guard a checkpoint on the Austrian border.
No smoking, wink, wink
Thursday, March 1, 2007
Two men sitting at the bar at Screwballs sports bar and restaurant on Wednesday afternoon berated the anti-smoking law passed by voters in November.
When hospitals decide to play rough
Monday, Feb. 26, 2007
When University Medical Center officials didn't respond to George Williams' e-mails regarding his status as a potential kidney transplant recipient, he called a transplant team coordinator, accusing the staff of lacking communication skills.
Marching to new tune
Friday, Feb. 23, 2007
Facing heavy financial losses and teetering on the verge of canceling its annual St. Patrick's Day Parade two years ago, the Las Vegas Sons of Erin believes it has turned the corner in dramatic fashion.
Nila Speer (1919-2007)
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007
During her 87 years in Las Vegas, Nila Speer saw it grow from a tiny Union Pacific Railroad watering hole into an international city.
That's entertainment
Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007
Las Vegas tourism officials played only a small role in deciding which entertainers would showcase the city to more than 200 countries that televised Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.

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