December 17, 2011 |
at Nevada 71, UC Riverside 47: Kareem Nitoto scored 11 points for the Highlanders (4-6), but Phil Martin, who had 25 points in each of his previous two games, was held to nine. Malik Story and Olek Czyz scored 15 points each for the Wolf Pack (8-3), which extended its winning streak to five games. at Cal State Fullerton 86, La Verne 44: Orane Chin and Kwame Vaughn scored 18 points apiece, Isiah Umipig had 17 and the Titans (7-3) won their fourth in a row. Trevor Woodland scored 23 points for the Leopards but missed 17 of 25 field-goal attempts.
January 8, 2013 |
The Nevada State Athletic Commission reinstated suspended Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Alistair Overeem on Tuesday following his nine-month suspension for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone. The decision clears Overeem, 32, for a Feb. 2 fight against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, and a victory in that fight would likely result in a May title shot against heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who regained his belt Dec. 30, beating Junior Dos Santos by unanimous decision.
April 10, 2014
Re "Hundreds rally for rancher," April 8 I'm with Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy, who claims he shouldn't have to pay the federal government grazing fees because his Mormon ancestors have worked the land since before the Bureau of Land Management was formed. I guess that means I don't have to pay taxes because my Mexican ancestors have been in this land since before the Declaration of Independence was written and signed. This treat comes just in time for tax day. Miguel Rosales Glendale Bundy admits that he abides by "almost zero federal laws.
March 28, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - All his life, Frank Citro Jr. has taken care of business. He grew up in Jersey City, N.J., working as a tough guy known as Frankie. With his wrecking-ball body, he provided muscle for the collections industry. In the 1980s, he did two years in prison for his part in a racketeering scam. For the last 23 years, Frankie has stayed out of trouble, yet he remains a member of Nevada's infamous Black Book, a list of people banned by state gaming officials from entering any of the state's casinos.
February 4, 2012 |
Mitt Romney's strength in Nevada is due in large part to the power of the state's sizable Mormon population. In 2008, Romney won more than 50% of the caucus vote in Nevada, easily defeating second-place finisher Ron Paul, eventual GOP nominee John McCain and four other Republican hopefuls. It was one of 11 states he won before conceding. Mormons make up about 7% of Nevada's population. But entrance polls conducted before the vote showed that Mormons made up 26% of the total Republican turnout.
October 18, 2011 |
As the early voting states wrangle over the start of the 2012 election calendar, the Republican presidential candidates have been competing to be defender-in-chief of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary. Mitt Romney tried to get in on that action Tuesday, not long after the editorial page of New Hampshire's influential newspaper, the Union Leader, accused him of putting his political ambitions before the state's interests. Hours before a debate in Nevada, Romney affirmed his support for New Hampshire's process and said he would take his lead from New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner.