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April 19, 2014

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Photo: The Harmon at CityCenter in Las Vegas on Thursday,
Harmon tower set to fall — with a whimper
One by one, the grand old dames of the Strip outlived their charms — the Dunes, Stardust and Aladdin — and down they came, thanks to some well-rigged dynamite, in a booming flash of bravado and showmanship that became this city’s staple ...
Photo: Passengers enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride near
Joe Downtown: Las Vegas City Council votes to allow horse-drawn carriages downtown
Though they argued it would lead to more congested streets downtown, the mayor and two Las Vegas City Council members were outvoted: horse-drawn carriages are on their way. Despite concerns...
Photo: Guy Fieri works a patio grill at The Quad helping
Guy Fieri opens Strip restaurant in hair-raising fashion
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 ...
Photo: Absinthe celebrates its third anniversary Wednesda
Photos: ‘Absinthe’ is sexier, raunchier than ever on third anniversary at Caesars
There was no better way for the cast of “Absinthe” to celebrate its milestone third anniversary and 1,500-plus shows Wednesday night in the Spiegelworld tent outside Caesars Palace — with a giant cake, buckets of bubbly and more good news.
Economic growth is at capacity
In his April 8 column “A tax reformer’s uphill push,” George Will referred to an economic growth rate of 4 percent per year. That shows that Will has no understanding of high school math.
‘Patriots’ defend a rich tax dodger
I am frustrated by the so-called patriots who rallied to defend a tax dodger — a rich one, no less.
Minimum wage not high enough
I believe that minimum wage should be increased in order for people to be able to simply live. I work in the service industry, and I must depend on tips to get by. Working 40 hours a week is still not cutting it.
Our young people and a TV blunder
One would hope the college student who pronounced “Achilles” as “A-chill-is” on a recent college edition of “Wheel of Fortune” is not representative of today’s college students.
A lesson from a Fort Hood victim
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.
A wit for all seasons
I don’t remember much about being on Stephen Colbert’s show. It all passed in a blur of fear.
Faculty’s role in controlling tuition
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.

Frontpage of Las Vegas Sun newspaper on April 19, 2014

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