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Chief of staff: Governor didn't mean what he said
Monday, Feb. 19, 2007
Nevada conservation leaders say Gov. Jim Gibbons, during a private meeting last week, questioned the need for a pipeline to bring rural central Nevada water to metropolitan Southern Nevada.
Court administrator says he has earned every penny of his salary
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007
Clark County Court Administrator Chuck Short's $172,579 salary in 2006 placed him 43rd among the county's 7,255 employees.
Utah turns spigot off for Nevada
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007
Utah lawmakers have, at least for now, pinched the straw that Southern Nevada water officials had hoped to use to syphon billions of gallons of rural underground water to sustain Las Vegas.
Friday, Feb. 9, 2007
Anna Nicole Smith was posing outlandishly on the red carpet in front of the Hard Rock Hotel following a Las Vegas awards show in September 2004 when fellow Playboy alum Pamela Anderson passed by.
FRANKIE LAINE: 1913-2007
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007
During a November 1999 performance at the Orleans, which was being recorded for a live album, Frankie Laine completed his first song and told the audience, "I did surprise you, didn't I?"
Barbara McNair (1934-2007)
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007
Las Vegas entertainer Barbara McNair was all smiles on Dec. 14, 1976, as she performed at Chicago's Condesa del Mar nightclub.
Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007
When 80-year-old Arline Shively felt she had been wronged by the local bus company that shuttles disabled people around town, she called to complain.
On a collision course
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007
A group of auto body shop operators, tired of their grease monkey image, is pushing for changes to Nevada law that it says will identify the best shops, improve service and help hold down repair and insurance costs.
JIM POWERS (1928-2007)
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007
When Jim Powers took over the Las Vegas FBI office in 1977, he inherited a department in disarray and a town of well-entrenched mobsters. He vowed to address both problems.
DAVID LEE WAITE (1942-2007)
Friday, Jan. 19, 2007
During 20 years at the Las Vegas Sun, photographer David Lee Waite earned enduring respect for his courage in getting photos.
Teens' hopes find a home
Friday, Jan. 19, 2007
Weary from roaming the streets of Las Vegas all day, homeless teenager Tremain Roseman leaned against a graffiti-painted wall of a dilapidated building near Wyoming and Western avenues and shook his head.
As residents bundle up for cold, some transplants take it in stride
Friday, Jan. 12, 2007
Heat radiating from a huge crackling fireplace at Davis Nursery soothes the wind-stung faces of customers looking for ways to save their plants from the cold snap.
Public's assistance sought in AIDS fight
Monday, Jan. 8, 2007
Nevada's oldest and largest support agency for AIDS patients is trying to tap into a new financial support base - anyone and everyone.
Who made history first?
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007
Metro Police have a new mystery to solve, but at least the gumshoes won't have to go far to investigate.
Driver, dead teen's mom join forces for safety
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007
The driver of a garbage truck that tipped over and killed a teenage motorist two years ago embraced the dead girl's mother outside of North Las Vegas Justice Court on Wednesday, pledging to join her campaign to improve commercial truck safety.
Home means dignity
Monday, Dec. 25, 2006
At times, Linda Lopez could not accept that she was homeless.
Giving that caught on
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006
Some customers at the Pioneer bar in Goodsprings are once again trying to prove that they're not a bunch of scoundrels and curmudgeons.
Tom Smigel: 1945-2006
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006
Tom Smigel was a longtime scientist at the Nevada Agriculture Department, where he was regarded as the state's leading authority on creepy, crawly things and the diseases they could carry.
Landowners stand in way of 'the gorilla'
Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006
Although he's not talking about it, Oscar Nunez is literally in a position to write the next chapter of Las Vegas Strip lore.
Ex-Hilton PR exec known for 'Star Trek' unveiling
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006
Timothy Leon "Tim" Chanaud, a former Las Vegas Hilton public relations director and a former Las Vegas Sun reporter, died Wednesday in San Francisco after a brief illness. He was 43.
Briare was a cheerleader for Las Vegas
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006
Former Las Vegas Mayor Bill Briare set the standard for those who would follow in that post - that of a walking billboard for the city.
Drinking in the past
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006
Las Vegas businessman Noel Sheckells loves the Old West enough to spend $1 million to preserve a piece of it.
DeLee changed childbirth in Vegas
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006
Dr. Sol T. DeLee arrived in Las Vegas in 1964 and was shocked to learn that on average seven women a year died during childbirth in Clark County.
Judge Herndon thrust into the spotlight
Friday, Dec. 8, 2006
District Judge Douglas Herndon, who on Thursday put the state's new smoking restrictions on hold, has handled a good share of high-profile cases.
Longevity came from 'a good Christian life'
Friday, Dec. 1, 2006
After putting in a good day's work as a housekeeper, Easter Jenkins loved nothing better than to kick back and listen to recordings of spiritual favorites from The Clouds of Joy and the Gospel Tornados.
Pilgrimage to Israel was a dream fulfilled
Friday, Dec. 1, 2006
When Mary Fox took over as president of Congregation Ner Tamid's Sisterhood in the mid-1980s, she envisioned new frontiers for the women's religious service group.
Signs of an election still can be seen
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006
Shelley Singal was taking a leisurely walk Friday along Sahara Avenue near Hualapai Way, enjoying a panoramic view of the valley - until she happened upon a vacant lot cluttered by old political signs.
Youths express passion on issues
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006
Here are the results of an informal survey of 62 of the 828 high school students who attended the Sun Youth Forum on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center:
Youths express passion on issues
Forum gives Southern Nevada teens a chance to share opinions with hundreds of their peers
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006
The Sun Youth Forum was established 50 years ago to give Southern Nevada teens a voice - a sounding board on issues of the day and a way of expressing concerns about their future world. It did not matter whether that voice came from the naive or the well-schooled, whether the kids said things adults wanted to hear or whether the opinions were - as they say today - politically correct.
More overweight trucks cited by Highway Patrol
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006
Two of every five tractor-trailers stopped on city and county streets this year by the Nevada Highway Patrol have been cited as being overweight, the agency's commercial enforcement division says.
Delays drive mother's grief
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006
The mother of a motorist who was killed nearly two years ago by an overweight garbage truck waited 20 months to erect a headstone at her daughter's grave site.
Web searches spin threads of hope
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006
When her husband failed to come home in mid-October from a security job he said he had lined up in Florida, Tara Mulleneaux filed a missing persons report with Metro Police. But she knew she had to do more.
Harry Reid: Hometown boy makes good
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006
SEARCHLIGHT - They're still talking about that day 12 years ago when Harry Reid, the local boy who became a member of the United States Senate, addressed the student body of the town's elementary school that bears his name.
British tourist dies after going home
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006
British tourist Terry Brace, whose surgery and prolonged recovery at University Medical Center left more questions than answers for his family, has died after returning home - stoking a Las Vegas mystery that may be solved for the family by medical experts in England.
'At the end of my rope'
Monday, Oct. 30, 2006
Trash collector Derrick Graham has endured the unimaginable after his garbage truck ran over him 19 months ago, slicing off his right leg just below the knee.
Space pen inventor's big idea was helping poor
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006
Millionaire businessman Paul C. Fisher told the Sun in 1988 that his goal in life was to be happy, maintain good health and "believe that your life is worthwhile."
She gives MDA quite a boost, but can't get one in return
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006
Twelve-year-old Kristin Walters talks glowingly of her appearances on the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon, rhythmically moving her delicate hands for emphasis.
Monday, Oct. 16, 2006
When the nation's second President John Adams was America's first vice president, he said of his role as second fiddle to George Washington: "I am nothing, but I may be everything."
Las Vegas loses its 'first lady'
Friday, Oct. 6, 2006
An ailing Toni Clark struggled to stay awake at 2 a.m. on Oct. 23, 2001, to watch the televised implosion of the Augusta Tower of the Desert Inn with her longtime companion and future husband Larry Finuf.
Vacation nightmare
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006
You are thousands of miles from home in a resort city on holiday, and one member of your vacationing party comes down with a debilitating illness that requires emergency surgery and a lengthy hospital stay.
'Fear Factor' or great PR?
Friday, Sept. 15, 2006
Is it a public relations gimmick worthy of other legendary Las Vegas publicity stunts: Knock a nude girl out of bed; the floating craps table; or Zsa Zsa's black eye?
Improving air quality was doctor's passion
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006
Dr. Joseph Tangredi had a consuming passion to help Las Vegans breathe a little easier.
Proposed blasting changes blasted
Monday, Sept. 11, 2006
Shorter explosions and limited hours for construction blasting will help Henderson residents, city officials say, but an ordinance proposed to change the rules has blasters and developers fuming that it will cause construction delays and cost overruns that could increase new-home prices.
She ran bakery with special family touch
Friday, Sept. 8, 2006
Whether it was putting black frosting on orange Halloween cookies or overseeing the preparation of 5,000 wedding cakes a year, Esther Fried made sure her bakery never lost its special family feeling.
School named in honor of Sun's Thompson
Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006
The Sandra Lee Thompson Elementary School opened Wednesday, following ceremonies dedicating the campus to the memory of the former vice president, associate editor and award-winning columnist of the Sun.
California prosecutors say former Las Vegas bishop covered up abuse
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006
The former bishop of the Las Vegas Catholic Diocese faces potential charges in California for failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse by a priest he supervised there.
More than a blanket and a bowl of soup
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006
Put the homeless into homes first, then provide for their other needs such as substance-abuse rehabilitation and mental-illness treatment.
Falling through a loophole
Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006
For a brief time in 2004, Kenyan acrobat Robert Nzovi soared high in Las Vegas, thinking he had made it to the big time.
Democrats' 'grand old lady'
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006
For so long, Marie Ripps was the go-to person for local Democratic events.
Sunday, July 30, 2006
State Sen. Sandra Tiffany remembers her reaction when State Controller and good friend Kathy Augustine broke the news: While on vacation in Hawaii, Augustine had married a handsome, younger man she barely knew - a critical care nurse at the hospital unit where her previous husband had died just three weeks earlier.

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