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Archive for June 22, 2008

Big Ten Network finally on the air, too
11:38 p.m.
The Great Buck Howard
Photo: The Great Buck Howard The Great Buck Howard is a movie that seems constantly on the verge of turning into something. Although its title character is a stage magician (a mentalist, really, he would insist), the movie is like ...
8:41 p.m.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Photo: Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Hot on the heels of the oral biography Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson by Rolling Stone honcho Jann Wenner comes yet another project that exists precisely because the infamous journalist no longer does, ...
8:31 p.m.
Help Me Eros
Photo: Help Me Eros (Preceded by Sick Sex, Director: Just Ah Jie lost his money in the stock market and calls a suicide hotline for consolation. His counselor is an overweight woman, but he imagines she’s the sexy betel-nut stall girl he’s become infatuated with.
8:23 p.m.
Goliath
The nameless hero of Goliath is having a bad week. He’s getting divorced, a convicted sex offender just moved into his neighborhood, his job has reassigned him to a department where his co-workers call him ...
8:17 p.m.
The Wackness
Set for no apparent reason in 1994, Jonathan Levine’s The Wackness at first comes off like a calculated exercise in nostalgia, full of forced period details (Nintendo Game Boys, Reebok Pumps, references to 90210) that ...
8:10 p.m.
Observations from Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway
Observations from Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway.
6:16 p.m.
Cashing In on vintage chips
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/us/22chips.html
4:03 p.m.
Heart failure takes George Carlin, 71 (UPDATED)
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-carlin23-2008jun23,0,4144791.story
8:35 a.m.
A tragic safety record mars America’s workplaces
Steelworker Harold Billingsley was walking on uneven decking last year at the massive CityCenter project on the Strip when he fell 59 feet to his death.
2:06 a.m.
Floodwaters can be used to our advantage
If we can borrow billions of dollars from China and other Asian countries to spend on wars of choice, we can certainly use a fraction of those monies to rebuild our national infrastructure.
2:05 a.m.
Ideology not to blame for ills of the world
It is fact that overregulation, restricting American business, resulted in much of what used to be performed in this country being moved to foreign soil.
2:04 a.m.
‘Please,’ ‘thank you’ needed more than ever
Over the past year and a half I have noticed more and more that store personnel seem to lack the simple courtesies that we as a society have grown accustomed to.
2:03 a.m.
How state Democrats are managing to look as bad as Gibbons
If ever you question the unpredictability of politics, consider that in one day Gov. Jim Gibbons ascended from hapless leader to fiscal visionary, and legislative Democrats fell from eager partisans to neutered whiners.
2:02 a.m.
Just read this reaction to the special session being delayed:
“We’re glad everyone is working together to come up with a solution to the budget shortfall. ...
2:01 a.m.
Where Gibbons, Buckley and Raggio stand, as of today
Upheaval in the capital last Friday as the state’s Economic Forum crunched some more ugly numbers and the governor decided to delay a special session until this Friday.
2:00 a.m.
Brian Greenspun reminds lawmakers that talk is cheap
It is time to do and not just to say.
2:00 a.m.
For the long term, there’s optimism about sports arena
Photo: From left, Daren Libonati from the Thomas & Ma Last summer, two groups were rushing to be first to build a Las Vegas arena.
2:00 a.m.
Constitutional rights face tough tests in time of war
Just a few steps away from the Capitol, among the shops on Pennsylvania Avenue, is a bookstore that sells pocket-size copies of the U.S. Constitution.
2:00 a.m.
Not this water
Photo: Springs surface around rancher Dean Baker on Baker When Southern Nevada Water Authority Manager Pat Mulroy appealed to Congress in 2004 to provide right of way for a pipeline to deliver ground water from the heart of Nevada to Las Vegas, Utah stirred.
2:00 a.m.
Boarders getting rent help from county coffers
A former group home whose license was revoked by Clark County continued to irk neighbors, University Medical Center introduced plans for an advertising campaign to remake its image and Commissioner Tom Collins — a frequent ...
2:00 a.m.

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