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Coal burning power plants will be with us for a long, long time. They will become clean enough that the environmentalists will be happy. Yes, we can filter out the fine particles, the air toxics, and CO2 from the flue gas at a reasonable cost.

The current low price of natural gas will climb as more people use NG for transportation fuel and generating electricity.

I think that NV power is moving from coal to solar and wind because Nevada has plenty of both and the State's population is relatively low.

A lot of States that use coal for generating electricity are States with a history of coal mining, something that Nevada doesn't have.

Powdered River basin coal is low in SO2 and is relatively cheap to mine.

(Suggest removal) 4/14/13 at 12:40 p.m.

bergyphx writes: Any reasonable judge will send Mr. Hawkins home to FL with some probation.

Not if that Judge wants to be re-elected. Hawkins thinks that he is above the law and needs to be taught otherwise. Probation with out any significant jail time would send the wrong message, namely, that violence is acceptable behavior when dealing with a verbally harrasing individual.

(Suggest removal) 12/2/12 at 4:40 p.m.

bgsh wrote "Is it reasonable for school teacher to fear a person who has already laid hands on him twice and continues to stalk and engage him?"

Not sure where you got that information. Probably that is what Hawkins testified to. The reality is that Hawkins is 6'2" and weights 250 lbs and Massie was a short medium built guy. You should take a look at Hawkins mug shot after he was arrested. He doesn't look scared to me.

The fact that Hawkins threated Massie with physical violence in the restroom totally takes the wind out of your sails. Hawkins was pissed off, not scared. If he was scared he would have gone to casino security.

Certainly the facts of this case do not support one bit the notion that Hawkins had any legal right to punch Massie.

(Suggest removal) 12/2/12 at 4:30 p.m.

<The person who died was more than twice the legal limit for intoxication>

That's for driving a motor vehicle. Not sure if there is a legal limit for intoxication in public since many alcoholics appear and act sober even with high BAC readings.

(Suggest removal) 12/1/12 at 10:28 a.m.

The guilty verdict is no surprise. Apparently Mr Hawkins thinks he is innocent. Unless he is given a strong prison sentence to find time to gain some judgment and insight to the crime he has committed, he will remain a threat to society and could committed a similar crime in the future. I would recommend a 4 year sentence.

Frankly, I didn't believe a word of his self-serving testimony.

He should have taken the plea bargain if it was offerred or just pled guilty. After all, an admission of guilt is the first step in a person's successful rehabilitation.

(Suggest removal) 12/1/12 at 8:52 a.m.

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