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April 23, 2014

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L.V. Philharmonic’s new director is in a Nevada state of mind
Monday, April 21, 2014
San Francisco Symphony resident director Donato Cabrera has been appointed the successor to David Itkin at the Las Vegas Philharmonic. The 40-year-old Cabrera was formally introduced during an announcement event today at Las Vegas Country Club. ...
George W. Bush, painter
Monday, April 21, 2014
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Concepts some folks have trouble getting their brain around: Mack Brown as an ex-coach, Rick Perry as a presidential candidate, George W. Bush as a painter.
Jeb Bush’s optimism school
Monday, April 21, 2014
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The Republican Party faces a long-term challenge in presidential elections because it is defining itself as a gloomy enclave, a collection of pessimists who fear what our country is becoming and where it is going.
There’s a moon out tonight
Monday, April 21, 2014
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Let’s talk about something cheerful. I nominate the apocalypse. You may not have noticed, but we survived an end-of-the-world moment again last week when a lunar eclipse made the moon look sort of reddish. This is known as a Blood Moon, and, in certain circles, it was seen as the Start of Something Big.
Give aging Navy ships to our allies
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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A bitter debate has raged in the Pentagon for several months about the wisdom of taking the nuclear aircraft carrier George Washington out of service to save money. The Washington, at 24 years old a relatively young vessel, is due for a costly refit, a routine procedure that all of the 11 large carriers in service undergo regularly.
Immigration and drug laws can go too far
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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The soldier who fights for his country only to be rewarded with indifference or even outright mistreatment when he returns is a story familiar in fiction and sometimes, unfortunately, in real life as well.
Obamacare news you probably missed
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Did you hear the latest news about Obamacare? Probably not, even though it is important news you need to know so you can make smart decisions that will help you and your family.
Preserving my marriage
Sunday, April 20, 2014
WHERE I STAND:
Communication was key when deciding to try to break into medical marijuana business ...
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How I grew to love the monorail
Sunday, April 20, 2014
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John Katsilometes discovered a great deal for locals, who might have good reason to start riding the rail ...
Faculty’s role in controlling tuition
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Are university faculty members doing their part to control the tuition costs that students are required to pay to pursue university education? Students are the reason for the existence of faculty in our colleges and universities. It is common knowledge that the tuition costs are steadily climbing at a higher clip than the rate of inflation.
A wit for all seasons
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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I don’t remember much about being on Stephen Colbert’s show. It all passed in a blur of fear.
A lesson from a Fort Hood victim
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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When President Barack Obama and the first lady made a return visit to Fort Hood last week, they paused in front of the kind of memorials we have become accustomed to seeing since the start of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Guy Fieri opens Strip restaurant in hair-raising fashion
Guy Fieri opens Strip restaurant in hair-raising fashion
Friday, April 18, 2014
Guy Fieri is playing the Strip, and this is all too appropriate. The UNLV graduate (he has a degree in hospitality management) is a spicy figure, to put it mildly. Adorned with a lot of good ink up and down his arms, his ...
Our soldiers don’t deserve to return to this
Friday, April 18, 2014
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The only reason he is alive, Mike Yurchison says, is his girlfriend, Leigh Anna Landsberger. She sits with him through endless waits at Veterans Affairs, whispering that he’s smarter than she is even if his brain is damaged. She helps him through his seizures, and she nags him to overcome drug addiction.
Women’s unequal lot in life
Friday, April 18, 2014
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I dropped in on my sister last week. As usual, I was amazed. I work a single job; she works three or four. There’s her paid one at an executive search firm, finding and screening candidates for corner offices in the retail industry. Then there are the others.

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