Risks, rewards in speedier nuclear plant closures Federal regulators are reviewing plans to sell retiring nuclear reactors to nuclear waste management company for quicker decommissioning. Questions have been raised about whether the companies have the experience and funds to do the job. (May 21) Now Playing: Risks, rewards in speedier nuclear plant closuresAD: Federal regulators are reviewing plans to sell retiring nuclear reactors to nuclear waste management company for quicker decommissioning. Questions have been raised about whether the companies have the experience and funds to do the job. (May 21) Media: Associated Press PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Companies specializing in nuclear demolition and radioactive waste storage are buying up aging U.S. reactors and promising to decommission them in dramatically less time than their utility owners had planned — eight years instead of 60 in some cases. Viewed by experts as an emerging trend in the nuclear power … [Read more...] about Risks, rewards accompany speedier cleanup of closed nukes
(Reuters) - Three-times Formula One world champion Niki Lauda, regarded as one of the finest racers of all time and who later became a successful airline entrepreneur, has died at 70 after battling declining health. Austrian Lauda, who was treated in hospital in January for about 10 days while suffering from influenza and had a lung transplant last August, died on Monday night, his family said in a statement."His unique achievements as an athlete and entrepreneur are and will remain unforgettable," the statement said."His tireless zest for action, his straightforwardness and his courage remain a role model and a benchmark for all of us, he was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather away from the public, and he will be missed." Lauda won two world championships in 1975 and 1977 with Ferrari and a third in 1984 with McLaren.He had a near-fatal crash in 1976 when racing at the Nuerburgring but despite suffering horrific burns, he was soon back in his Ferrari with a modified … [Read more...] about Former Formula One champion Lauda dead at 70
By Dina Neal Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 2 a.m. View more of the Sun's opinion section Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint Columnists - local and syndicated writers Letters to the editor - readers' views Write a letter to the editor Southern Nevada has experienced a substantial population increase since the early 2000s, which has led to discussions as to how the region could best preserve adequate police officer staffing levels in order to maintain public safety. In November 2004, Clark County voters addressed this issue by approving Advisory Question 9, a nonbinding ballot measure which called for a sales tax increase of up to one half of one percent for hiring and equipping additional police officers to improve public safety. In 2005, the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 418, also known as the More Cops Act, which was largely based on the language of Question 9. According to the bill, 80% of this newly established revenue source is to be allocated toward hiring additional uniformed … [Read more...] about Police staffing must be maintained for the sake of safety
Steve Marcus Eldorado High School teacher Shana Stott gets a hug from graduating senior Ruben Cano in her classroom Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Stott is an Eldorado alumna who has taught at the school for more than 20 years. By Ray Brewer (contact) Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 2 a.m. Shana Stott started to write a letter to each of the Eldorado High School basketball team’s seniors. Her eyes welled up with tears as she tried to explain why each was an important part of her life. Stott, a teacher at the school, is usually front and center at all Eldorado events, but she had to miss the final home basketball game because it conflicted with one of her son's baseball games at UNLV. She was devastated. Eldorado's Shana Stott Launch slideshow » Instead of being there to hug the players when they left the court on Senior Night, Stott would relay her feelings in a letter. She labored over the words, worried they wouldn’t be enough. Many of the students from Eldorado come … [Read more...] about Unsung hero wears many hats at Eldorado: Teacher, mentor, mom
By Maureen Dowd Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 2 a.m. View more of the Sun's opinion section Editorials - the Sun's viewpoint Columnists - local and syndicated writers Letters to the editor - readers' views Write a letter to the editor Only one person can save us from the dangerous belligerent in the White House. And that person is President Donald Trump. How screwed up is that? Will Trump let himself be pushed into a parlous war by John Bolton, who once buoyed the phony case on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? Or will he drag back his national security adviser and the other uber hawks from the precipice of their fondest, bloodiest desire — to attack Iran? Can Cadet Bone Spurs — as Iraq War vet Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., called Trump — set Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., straight that winning a war with Iran would not merely entail “two strikes, the first strike and the last strike”? Holy cakewalk. Once, we counted on Trump’s advisers to pump the brakes … [Read more...] about Will Trump be the sage one?