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Archive for April 16, 2008

Man facing federal charges claims he never used deadly toxin
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ An unemployed graphic designer who authorities believe was nearly killed by ricin has been charged in federal court with possessing the deadly toxin.
6:35 p.m.
Save some bills at Bill's
If you're looking for a bit of a throwback to old Las Vegas, complete with vintage prices and table limits, then Bill's Gamblin' Hall is an excellent option.
6:30 p.m.
"Love"-making on DVD
5:56 p.m.
Accused killer in court today
4:09 p.m.
Ricin man arrested
The mysterious ricin man, Roger Von Bergendorff, walked out of a hospital this morning and into a pair of handcuffs.
10:50 a.m.
Two boys injured in dog attack
8:41 a.m.
Man dies after being struck by car on sidewalk
8:33 a.m.
A fundamental problem
Northern Nevada business leaders held a forum last week to discuss whether the state’s tax structure is outmoded.
2:09 a.m.
Letter to the governor
This year’s winner of the Nevada Medal is doing more than attending the ceremonies that honor his scientific achievements.
2:08 a.m.
Treating Baby Boomers
The nation’s 78 million Baby Boomers are poised to begin turning 65, and a new federal report says the health care system isn’t prepared to deal with the services that an aging population needs.
2:07 a.m.
They may spend, but they also drain services
Regarding the Las Vegas Sun’s Monday story “Immigrants boost economy but how much?”:
2:06 a.m.
Don’t desert party except for issues
Is the Democratic Party really the issue? I wonder why Marvin Adelman, in his April 9 letter to the editor, admits to “slowly but surely beginning to drift toward John McCain”?
2:05 a.m.
Medicare for state retirees is enough
I read the Friday article by David McGrath Schwartz, “Robbing future to pay present:
2:04 a.m.
Coroner’s inquest finding stinks
I think the decision stinks that the jury in the coroner’s inquest reached involving the shooting death of ice cream truck driver Deshira Selimaj.
2:03 a.m.
Police officers deserve gratitude
I take my hat off to the Henderson Police and all police officers in this country.
2:02 a.m.
It’s about time for a special session
Take a look at the programs that came under the budget knife and then consider those that were spared and you can’t help but see: It cuts both ways.
2:01 a.m.
Lines for Social Security cards may just get longer
Photo: People line up outside the Social Security Card Ce The Las Vegas Valley’s Social Security Card Center, already among the nation’s busiest, will be even more of a headache for employees and customers if the federal government makes the agency enforce immigration laws, the ...
2:00 a.m.
Guilty plea may be withdrawn in prostitute killing
Vornelius J. Phillips will get a chance to withdraw his guilty plea in the killing of a prostitute in Las Vegas and the running over of a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper in a high-speed chase.
2:00 a.m.
Scientist wants Gibbons to nix support of coal
The Desert Research Institute will give the Nevada Medal — a national award for scientific achievement — to renowned climate scientist James Hansen, who will present new research on global climate change. Hansen, no stranger ...
2:00 a.m.
Hugs and hopes
Photo: Jeremy May, first-aid safety assistant at Elaine W Jeremy May, first-aid safety assistant at Elaine Wynn Elementary School, was surprised by students with a ceremony before his deployment to Iraq.
2:00 a.m.
Foreclosure hits the big guys, too
Photo: Hardly lived-in 9,400-square-foot Henderson home h With its lightly used 19 rooms — not counting the nine bathrooms, the studio-apartment-sized foyers and the six walk-in closets — and with its four fireplaces, three balconies, two wet bars, pool and spa, 821 ...
2:00 a.m.
Back on 'Stomp' set
Photo: Keith Middleton and his wife, Stephanie, are cast Keith Middleton shoots through the empty Stomp Out Loud Theater doing a fair imitation of the Road Runner eluding Wile E. Coyote. Not bad for a man who was almost killed in a car wreck ...
2:00 a.m.
Layoffs not driven by downturn, casino says
MGM Mirage sought to quell fears Tuesday that it is slumping badly in the economic downturn, saying the layoffs it announced this week had little to do with declining business.
2:00 a.m.
Associated Press recognizes Sun with public service award, 4 others
The Las Vegas Sun has won five awards, including the Fairbanks Public Service Award and first places for reporter Marshall Allen for investigative reporting and feature writing, in the 2007 Associated Press California-Nevada Newswriting and ...
2:00 a.m.
Sen. Bob Beers’ and the power to influence
Does state Sen. Bob Beers’ power to influence have any limits? The man who once ran against Gov. Jim Gibbons is now the vice governor.
2:00 a.m.
UNLV’s bargains, cash cows
Photo: Ron Kantowski says Lon Kruger earns every penny of Ron Kantowski reviews the athletic department payroll and shows where UNLV gets the least bang for its buck, starting with the athletic director, who makes more money than the president of the university.
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