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Volume 7,  Number 11/12 • Nov/Dec,  1999

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Cover Story
The Slippery Slope

When three Clark County Commissioners decided to curry favor with Wal-Mart-hating unions by voting for a notorious anti-free- market ordinance, they didn't expect to hear polite but clear talk on the public record. But attorney Chris Kaempfer provided just that, and Nevada Journal gives you the actual text of his remarks.  [the article]

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What's That (ugh) Smell?
C
lark County's government-granted garbage monopoly may never be the same after the fumigation it gets from W. W. Anderson.

And a sidebar by Steven Miller tells how county officials help the monopoly try to quash competitors -- not to mention state and federal recycling goals. [This Tyranny is Coming from Upstairs]

Little Cat Mountain
F
or over 50 years, writes J.D. Deming, it had been a family mystery: What had happened to young Bob Deming? In 1996, out of the land of the Five Step Snake, the answers began to emerge. [the article]

Life Under the Federal Thumb
W
hen Congress established the Jarbidge Wilderness in 1964, writes Don Bowman, folks had no idea that forest supervisors like Gloria Flora would ever exist.  [the article]

Sidebar: Ira Hansen gives you the surprisingly benign facts on the bull trout situation. [sidebar]

Departments

Publisher's Page
Numbers crunched by the Nevada Taxpayers Association, writes Judy Cresanta, show that Nevada's growth has more than paid for itself.

Education
Mary Novello
finds that, despite poor-mouthing by the union that calls itself the Nevada State Education Association, the Silver State's average teaching salary, including benefits,  is over $51,000.

Guest Editorial
Just as predicted, notes Richard Salsman, socialism's penetration into American medicine is producing compulsion and deteriorating care.

Letters
Silicon Valley did not result from government subsidies, reports an eyewitness. Plus, one more reason why growth does pay its way -- if given a chance.

Wicked, Wicked Watering

Infeature.jpg (2253 bytes) September Harry Reid told the AFL-CIO that he has a long memory. “Just ask some people who have had dealings with me,” he said. Ask the people of Fallon and they’ll say that, where they are concerned, they just wish Reid would develop a strong case of amnesia.
    The case in point, as usual with Senator Reid, concerns the Newlands Project.
    The nation’s first reclamation project, the project opened in 1902—an era devoted to opening up the West and developing a strong resource-based economy. The government was advertising “Irrigated Homestead Lands” with a “permanent and assured” water supply. Water rights were bought and sold at $60 per acre and held as real property. Eventually, roughly 70,000 acres were under cultivation. In the 1950s, when the Navy bought 3,000 acres around the perimeter of its Fallon Naval Air Station, the land had already been farmed since the early 1900s.... [more]

Nevada Notebook

Two casebook examples of how run-with-the- pack journalism naturally degenerates into propaganda. [Nevada Notebook]

Media

Wonder how well democracy would fare if Big Media got the campaign finance "reform" it wants? J. Peter Mulhern provides a chilling insight.
[Mulhern]

Next Month:

Ax the
Room Tax

Socialism doesn't work in  tourism marketing, either.

  

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