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April 20, 2015

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To Betty Willis, Las Vegas was forever ‘Fabulous’
Monday, April 20, 2015
The word “fabulous” was chosen because it was the one word Betty Willis always used to describe Las Vegas. “It was just a word a whole lot of people liked, and we liked it, too,” Willis said. “We really thought Las Vegas was a fabulous place.”
Photo: Actor David Hasselhoff speaks to a reporter as WBC
Monday By the Numbers: 1 dominates Pacquiao conference call; 0 prevails at Mayweather-Pacquiao ticket office
Monday, April 20, 2015
This week, Monday By the Numbers collects statistics from AFAN’s AIDS Walk, “Marvel Universe Live!” at the Thomas & Mack Center and the sale of Cirque du Soleil.
Guy Laliberte swings deal with TPG, sells interest in Cirque for $1.5 billion
Guy Laliberte swings deal with TPG, sells interest in Cirque for $1.5 billion
Monday, April 20, 2015
The famed founder of Cirque du Soleil has sold controlling interest in the company, and the new majority ownership company is familiar around the world and ...
How Clinton’s enemies aid her cause
Monday, April 20, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
In the business of low political blows, gun rights advocate Wayne LaPierre reminds us of Hillary Clinton’s best not-so-secret weapon: her amazing ability to drive her rivals and critics nuts.
Deal is an icebreaker in Tehran
Monday, April 20, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
The nuclear deal with Iran is still only preliminary, but if concluded it will represent the most important U.S. diplomatic achievement since the Dayton Accords ended the Bosnian war two decades ago. That agreement was imperfect. Still, not another shot was fired in anger after the loss of more than 100,000 lives.
Sustainability gone wild
Monday, April 20, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
Syracuse University alumni are new additions to the lengthening list of persons who can stop contributing to their alma maters. The university has succumbed — after, one suspects, not much agonizing — to the temptation to indulge in progressive gestures. It will divest all fossil fuel stocks from its endowment. It thereby trumps Stanford, whose halfhearted exercise in right-mindedness has been to divest only coal stocks. Evidently, carbon from coal is more morally disquieting than carbon from petroleum.
Photo: In this Feb. 27, 2015, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubi
Rubio’s fountain of youth
Monday, April 20, 2015
OTHER VOICES:
In all of rock ’n’ roll history, one of the most misguided if entirely memorable refrains came in an otherwise excellent 1965 song by The Who. “I hope I die before I get old,” they declared in “My Generation.” I doubt many people who joyfully sang along with those lyrics 50 years ago really believed them, except perhaps metaphorically.
Germanwings tragedy implies mental health issues, remedies begin in each community
Sunday, April 19, 2015
other voices:
When Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz intentionally flew a passenger jet carrying 150 people into the French Alps, the world shook. It is believed at this time that Lubitz suffered from a serious mental health issue that may have played a role in his actions. Today, the story has slipped away from the headlines as those affected begin the process of healing. However, the topic of mental health needs to stay in the news until functional remedies for mental illness become fact.
Time is right for a woman in the Oval Office
Time is right for a woman in the Oval Office
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Where I Stand:
From the mouths of babes — and into the hearts and minds of their mothers. Their grandmothers. Their aunts, sisters and cousins. The 2016 presidential election could shape up to mirror the instincts of a 6-year-old child ...
It takes a party to make an election
Sunday, April 19, 2015
other voices:
So Hillary Clinton is officially running, to nobody’s surprise. And you know what’s coming: endless attempts to psychoanalyze the candidate, endless attempts to read significance into what she says or doesn’t say about President Barack Obama, endless thumb-sucking about her “positioning” on this or that issue.
Photo: The Stirling Club
Sale of Stirling Club in limbo three years after closing
Sunday, April 19, 2015
A group of investors from a New York hospitality company reportedly is willing to make a $15 million offer on the Mansion and Stirling Club at Turnberry Place, but a legal dispute has put a hold on the transaction ...
Grandmama Mia!
Saturday, April 18, 2015
other voices:
When my brother Michael was a Senate page, he delivered mail to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, who had offices across the hall from each other.
Smart girls vs. bombs
Saturday, April 18, 2015
other voices:
Last fall, President Barack Obama slapped back at critics by citing what he called a foreign-policy success: Yemen.
What if we didn’t have video?
Saturday, April 18, 2015
other voices:
Once again, what a difference a video makes. As soon as I saw the cellphone video of the fatal shooting of Walter Scott by Officer Michael Slager of the North Charleston Police Department in South Carolina, I wondered how the apologists for police misconduct were going to spin this one.
Photo: Penn & Teller at the 21st AFAN AIDS Walk on April
Entering 25th annual AFAN AIDS Walk, Penn Jillette talks ‘Duck,’ ‘Fool Us,’ Broadway plans
Friday, April 17, 2015
Lately, Penn Jillette has been musing about curtailing Penn & Teller’s long commitment to AFAN, as the organization preps for its 25th annual AIDS Walk. When checking the dates in the duo’s performance calendar, ...

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