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Archive for April 7, 2003

Columnist Ron Kantowski: Two coaches 40 minutes from finding stardom
I've always believed that the biggest difference between college basketball and pro basketball is that college basketball is interesting and pro basketball -- at least until about the second round of the playoffs -- is ...
11:15 a.m.
Certification flight ends in tragedy for student, instructor
Karen Virga expected to see her husband of six months, Salvatore, after he completed his pilot's certification flight Friday in Las Vegas.
11:11 a.m.
Sweeping medical insurance changes proposed
CARSON CITY -- The spotlight in Nevada's medical malpractice crisis has always been on doctors and attorneys.
11:10 a.m.
Lump-sum payment of tobacco funds may be sought
State Treasurer Brian Krolicki was expected to urge lawmakers today to break Nevada's tobacco money habit by accepting a lump-sum payment for its share of the $206 billion tobacco settlement.
11:09 a.m.
Murder charges to stand
A District Court judge on Friday refused to toss out murder charges against one of three men charged in a double slaying, but said a conviction on the charges was unlikely.
11:08 a.m.
Colleges, universities seek ways to cut costs
As state lawmakers consider raising taxes, higher education officials in Nevada are asking themselves if they have done everything they can to save money.
11:07 a.m.
Ocean Spray plant celebrates safety record
Ocean Spray plant celebrates safety record
11:07 a.m.
NLV airport concerns could prompt study
The chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee plans to ask federal officials for a comprehensive study of aircraft crashes that originated at the North Las Vegas Airport.
11:06 a.m.
Screenwriter Eleanor Lamb dies
Graveside services for the Las Vegas resident of 40 years were to be today in Hiko. Palm Mortuary handled the arrangements.
11:04 a.m.
Smalley, former legislator, longtime schoolteacher, dies
When talk of countywide consolidation and annexations arose in the mid-1970s, James Smalley stood against any action that would swallow up Henderson.
11:04 a.m.
PUC OKs three energy deals
The deals includes a 325-megawatt pact with Mirant Americas, 200 megawatts from Panda Gila River LP and 100 megawatts with Calpine Energy Services. Those deals will serve both annual supply and peak summer demand.
10:58 a.m.
Nevada Power sues 3 energy suppliers
Nevada Power Co. of Las Vegas and its parent company, Sierra Pacific Resources, have filed two lawsuits against three energy suppliers, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages in one case and protection from ...
10:58 a.m.
Commercial real estate agents warn of state taxes
When something happens in California that causes the cost of doing business to go up, the phones start ringing at the offices of commercial real estate professionals in Las Vegas.
10:57 a.m.
Effect of war on TV, radio unclear
The future of the American broadcasting industry is being discussed in Las Vegas this week at the National Association of Broadcasters convention.
10:57 a.m.
War, disease trim air traffic
Miles flown by paying passengers on international flights fell 11.3 percent from the same month in 2002. Air travel within the U.S. fell 3.6 percent, based on average figures from the country's 10 largest carriers.
10:55 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Corbett stacks the deck in poker party
A screening of the first episode of Corbett's new original FX series, "Lucky," had wrapped a few hours earlier at the Brenden Theatres inside Palms late Friday night.
10:50 a.m.
Bernstein denies report of his return
Goin' fishin' sometimes isn't all its cracked up to be.
10:00 a.m.
Dixon claims another Top Fuel title at LVMS
Larry Dixon continued to make himself at home at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway while Greg Anderson won Sunday's NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals for the home team.
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Larry Dixon: Win capped big weekend
What an incredible weekend it's been for all of us on Don Prudhomme's Miller Lite Top Fuel Dragster team. We're thrilled to have our third consecutive win here at The Strip in addition to the ...
9:59 a.m.
Pedregon won't shed any tears for Force
Tony Pedregon continued to thrive while his team owner, John Force, continued to struggle.
9:57 a.m.
Rebels win 3 in a row against New Mexico
Ben Scheinbaum (3-0) picked up the win in relief. He kept the Lobos scoreless in 1 2/3 innings of work with one hit. Ryan Bruan got his third save of the season. He pitched 1 ...
9:54 a.m.
Police arrest man after standoff
Metro Lt. Richard Collins said police received a call about 3:45 p.m. from a woman who said shots had been fired and that an occupant of Room 1018 at the Moulin Rouge had guns inside.
9:52 a.m.
Tribes remember Piestewa
A photo of Pfc. Lori Piestewa flanked by eagle feathers hung at the Native American Art Festival in Henderson this weekend in honor of the first American servicewoman killed in the Iraqi war.
9:48 a.m.
Deal takes 51s' Malette to Tokyo
The Las Vegas 51s' Brian Mallette yielded two runs over the first four innings of Thursday night's Pacific Coast League opener against Salt Lake, earning him a trip to Japan today in which he will ...
9:48 a.m.
News briefs for April 7, 2003
A woman was shot to death and another woman was injured about 12:45 a.m. today in the parking lot of an apartment complex near Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Road, Metro Police said.
9:46 a.m.
Early voting accounts for half of expected turnout
Sarah Torcaso and her daughter Carla Land usually vote early, but had not intended to do so this election.
9:44 a.m.
Heller seeks longer registration
CARSON CITY -- The Legislature is making some progress on election reforms, but it needs to do more, Secretary of State Dean Heller said Friday.
9:43 a.m.
Indictment alleges voter fraud in Assembly race
The owner of a North Las Vegas motorcycle club was indicted Friday on voter fraud charges, alleging he filed fraudulent ballots in the Assembly District 37 election.
9:43 a.m.
Study: Airline service continues to improve
WASHINGTON -- Bad news for airlines translated into good news for their customers last year.
9:35 a.m.
Crude price falls
Iraq pumped about 3 percent of the world's oil in February and has the world's second-largest reserves, after Saudi Arabia.
9:33 a.m.
Fuel prices falling
Gas prices dropped six cents a gallon nationwide over the past two weeks. It's the biggest two-week drop since October 2001, analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday.
9:32 a.m.
Obituaries for April 7, 2003
Gertrude Adamson, 53, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 16, 1949, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A resident for 25 years, she was a barmaid.
9:31 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Action heats up as Derby draws closer
There was plenty of action on the tracks and in the race books this weekend. The most exciting race went to last year's Horse of the Year, Azeri, as she and the most clinical weekend ...
9:28 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Fight crowd a disappointment
By every measuring device but one, the National Collegiate Boxing Championships that concluded Saturday night at the Cox Pavilion were a rousing success.
9:25 a.m.
Murder charges stand in double slaying
A District Court judge on Friday refused to toss out murder charges against one of three men charged in a double slaying, but said a conviction on the charges was unlikely.
9:25 a.m.
Governor opposes slot plan
"I don't care for it," Pawlenty said of the measure supporters say would bring the state $100 million in 2004-05. "I don't support it ... There are lots of ways for government to get money ...
9:23 a.m.
Controversial pact approved
The deal's approval by the Bureau of Indian Affairs means the Forest County Potawatomi will be allowed to offer games like roulette, craps, keno and pari-mutuel wagering, Potawatomi spokesman Tom Krajewski said. The tribe also ...
9:23 a.m.
Jurors hear confession in murder
A capital murder case took a dramatic turn Friday as jurors learned that the man charged with killing an elderly Las Vegas woman had confessed the crime to police.
9:22 a.m.
Crosby, teammates seek to get even vs. Trappers
Manager John Shoemaker and other 51s players who are new to Las Vegas might not have dwelled much on a four-game series against Edmonton that begins tonight at Cashman Field.
9:22 a.m.
Prominent Nevada attorney Walsh dies
CARSON CITY -- Daniel R. Walsh, an attorney who represented numerous clients in their battles for property rights at Lake Tahoe, died Friday at the Carson-Tahoe Hospital.
9:20 a.m.
Smoke-free hopes rest in Assembly
CARSON CITY -- Although the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected a proposal to allow local governments to impose stricter regulations on smoking, the issue is not dead.
9:12 a.m.
Legislative briefs for April 7, 2003
Voters would get to decide whether the state should permit fireworks sales, under a bill that passed the Assembly on Friday.
9:12 a.m.
Giunchigliani pushes bid for annual sessions
CARSON CITY -- Although a bill calling for annual sessions of the Legislature has died six times in the Senate, the Assembly the proposal again.
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Elite's daughters should enlist
Now is the time for members of Congress and of course the Bushes, Cheneys, Rumsfelds, Ashcrofts, et al, to send their daughters and granddaughters to enlist. This is a great chance to prove how patriotic ...
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Neighbors don't see Iraq as threat
How is it that the neighbors of Iraq who are so much more in danger of any weapons of mass destruction than we are, are so quiet? Were they bribed by us? We hear nothing ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Israel shouldn't be the country that apologizes
The only apologies that should be forthcoming are from those nations and those people who berate Israel for only having acted in self-defense from its inception until this very moment.
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: Hanging up is no way to treat public
Deane's goal is praiseworthy but her order to stop answering the phones was a mistake. Many people who use the services of the recorder's office are disabled or out of state and must transact their ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: Legislature should get cracking
Equally time-wasting, but more cynically so, is the legislation introduced by Assemblyman John Carpenter, R-Elko, that would allow lawmakers to receive their legislative pensions at the same time they're receiving their legislative salaries, something that ...
8:59 a.m.
Immunization schedule for April 7, 2003
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:58 a.m.
Bush brother visits history class
President Bush's youngest brother visited Cannon Junior High School Friday to promote his educational software company's early American history program and talk to students about the importance of "loving what you're learning."
8:57 a.m.
Answer may have been found to solve water fight
Interior Department Assistant Secretary Bennett Raley announced Friday that his agency has found a legal strategy that could move California a step closer to completing a sweeping agreement governing water use.
8:56 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas vs. Salt Lake
Attendance--2,248. Time--2:37.
8:50 a.m.
Pacific Coast League standings
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
8:37 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Lots up for grabs in Elko
Wanna buy a chunk of Elko County?
8:24 a.m.
'Sound of Music' great entertainment
Nancy Andersen Weakley as Maria and the seven von Trapp children make "The Sound of Music" vibrantly alive.
8:23 a.m.
Iceland's Sigur Ros given its space at The Joint
"Shhh!"
8:22 a.m.
War Game: U.S. Army hits the PC with America's Army'
Designed, created and developed by the Army, "America's Army" gives gamers an opportunity to test their mettle as a soldier.
8:18 a.m.
Sun Lite for April 7, 2003
The long, mild winter this is Las Vegas, after all is finally over. Department stores are brimming with the latest styles for spring (have you ever seen so many pairs of Capri pants in one ...
8:15 a.m.

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