Archive for May, 2012

Entrepreneur gets a little help

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

My May 10 essay described the frustrations of Las Vegas entrepreneur Raj Patel in trying to “do it by the book” and bring two Indian chefs here to help him expand his restaurant enterprises in Las Vegas. Although the Labor Department agreed the work visas would help create American jobs, and the Immigration Service OK’d […]

Better run for your life if you can

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

After a time, it became difficult for anyone to leave the Soviet Union or its captive slave states: You could be shot. Initially, though, Comrade Lenin’s Bolsheviks were somewhat more sweet-tempered: For a few years after 1917, greedy capitalists who owned things were free to depart — just as long as they left all their […]

Local entrepreneur gets no help

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Are any of our current elected officials really “focusing like a laser” on helping local entrepreneurs “create new jobs” in Las Vegas? Ask Raj Patel. Raj Patel owns the City Center motel downtown, near the El Cortez. He’d like to create more jobs with an Indian restaurant, there. He’s also developed a two-story strip mall […]

Snails. Got to preserve the snails.

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

First it was tiny fish. Now anti-development extremists hope to use snails no bigger than your little fingernail as cat’s paws to block the Southern Nevada Water Authority plan to pipe groundwater here from east central Nevada. In March, state regulators granted the authority permission to pump up to 27 billion gallons of groundwater a […]