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Archive for April 8, 2003

CBS' Schieffer: Bush has not linked terrorism to Saddam
One of the main reasons President Bush has given for the invasion of Iraq is also his weakest reason to date, the moderator of CBS News' "Face the Nation" said Monday in Las Vegas.
11:28 a.m.
CEO gives up chairman post
Barbakow will remain chief executive officer, said Tenet, owner of Lake Mead Hospital in North Las Vegas.
11:27 a.m.
NDOT gets permanent director
CARSON CITY -- The state Transportation Board this morning appointed Jeff Fontaine as permanent director of the Transportation Department, which is in charge of hundreds of millions of dollars of road construction.
11:26 a.m.
Casino operator selling notes
Park Place will use the funds raised through the sale to pay bank debt, sources said. Bank of America Corp. and Deutsche Bank AG are managing the sale, which may conclude today or tomorrow, the ...
11:25 a.m.
News briefs for April 8, 2003
Henderson Police are searching for a 38-year-old man wanted for allegedly tying up a woman he once dated and sexually assaulting her for two days.
11:24 a.m.
Airlines cut fares
United spokesman Chris Brathwaite said the nation's No. 2 airline was matching Delta's prices in competing markets. Northwest also matched the Delta fare sale in markets where the airlines compete, spokesman Kurt Ebenhoch said.
11:24 a.m.
CEO defends latest request to hike rates at Nevada Power
Nevada Power's $195 million rate case got under way Monday with the company's top executive fielding questions about long-term contracts signed during the height of the Western power crisis.
11:11 a.m.
Broadcasters weigh regulation, war issues
The nation's broadcasters kicked off their annual convention in Las Vegas Monday with an agenda filled with regulatory issues involving digital television and media ownership.
11:10 a.m.
War, rates factor into home-buying decisions
Real estate experts say homes are still selling in Southern Nevada despite the war with Iraq and a slight increase in mortgage rates -- but they're warning those factors could lead to a local slowdown.
11:09 a.m.
Feds move to close LV firm
The Federal Communications Commission, which had levied a $1 million fine in 2001 against NOS Communications Inc. of Las Vegas over its alleged fraudulent billing practices, is now seeking to revoke the operating license of ...
11:09 a.m.
Cities' voters go to polls
Election results will be covered live tonight after polls close at 7 at the following:
11:06 a.m.
DOE withholding Yucca funds
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Energy Department is withholding money that Congress set aside in the last two years for Nevada and nine counties to use in oversight of Yucca Mountain, officials said.
11:06 a.m.
Tax plan to get first hearing
CARSON CITY -- Senate Bill 382, a proposed alternative to the gross receipts tax, will get its first public hearing late this afternoon, and major opposition was lined up to provide testimony against the bill.
11:03 a.m.
High schoolers testing today
Veronica Alvarez, a junior at Desert Pines High School, has what she needs to succeed when she takes the mathematics section of the statewide proficiency exam this morning -- chocolate chip granola bars.
11:02 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Blowing smoke in our faces
State lawmakers, while kowtowing to the rich tobacco and casino industry lobbies, are not only showing insensitivity to our health, but they are ignoring the wishes of the voters, who last year approved two ballot ...
11:01 a.m.
Snowpack, reservoir numbers show West in for long, dry summer
"The Bible says if God's people would humble themselves and pray, he would heal their land," said Knisley, a farmer.
10:59 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: DiCaprio's event snub tees off Baldwins
And as a result, Daniel Baldwin wants to confront Leonardo DiCaprio and "kick his ass."
10:33 a.m.
CEO to resign as chairman
The Journal reported that Barbakow will continue as CEO and his departure from the board after the next annual meeting will leave the 10-member board without any management representatives.
9:55 a.m.
Obituaries for April 8, 2003
John Bellomo, 86, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. A resident for 20 years, he was born Feb. 19, 1917, in War, W.Va.
9:51 a.m.
Casino to grow despite lawsuit
MADISON, Wis. -- The Forest County Potawatomi plans to offer more slot machines at its Milwaukee casino within weeks as it moves ahead with plans to double its size after federal officials approved its amended ...
9:50 a.m.
Stock clerks approve contract
The contract, tentatively reached last month, was approved by 88 percent of the voting employees. Terms were not disclosed. The contract affects about 55 employees. They manage parts and supplies for aircraft.
9:50 a.m.
Panel favors exempting casinos from smoking ban
By a 10-1 vote, the Business and Labor Committee sent the measure to the Senate floor for debate Thursday.
9:50 a.m.
Casino builder's shares jump
The shares rose $1.61 to $5.60, the highest closing price in 11 months, at 4:17 p.m. New York Time in American Stock Exchange trading. They have gained 26 percent this year.
9:50 a.m.
Slot maker acquires patents
The company is already paying Eagle Co. to license the patent on some of its machines, including "The Price is Right," "Harley-Davidson" and a new progressive game version of its "Quartermania" series.
9:49 a.m.
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9:48 a.m.
American Indian casinos launching PR campaign
PHOENIX -- Indian leaders discussed tribal gambling's benefits and how to promote them Monday, acknowledging Indian gambling has encountered some opposition even as it has grown to a $12.7 billion industry.
9:47 a.m.
Work crew finds burning body
The work crew was driving down Lake Mead Boulevard about 2:10 p.m. when they saw smoke coming from behind a foothill and thought it might be a brush fire, Metro Homicide Lt. Tom Monahan said.
9:47 a.m.
Powerball winners enjoy money in different ways
WATERTOWN, S.D. -- When Bev and Jack Kasdorf of Estelline became instant millionaires two months ago, worries about high medical costs kept them from quitting their jobs.
9:45 a.m.
ACLU says anti-tax activist protected by First Amendment
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada has challenged a federal judge's temporary restraining order that makes it illegal for an anti-tax activist to sell a book promoting the idea that federal income tax is ...
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Fan Man nabs headlines one final time
This is just exactly the kind of attention that James Miller always wanted. It's his name in print and a column written about him.
9:43 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Kansas, postgame interview were off the mark
With all those missed free throws, turnovers, blown opportunities and general sloppy play, it would be hard to identify One Shining Moment from Monday's NCAA championship game.
9:39 a.m.
Critchfield adds imposing size to UNLV's 'O' line
After watching his team get manhandled up front by physical teams like Utah and New Mexico in recent years, UNLV coach John Robinson has made a recruiting effort to beef up his offensive and defensive ...
9:38 a.m.
Senate urges UNLV and UNR to join same league
Senate Concurrent Resolution 19 also said the schools, if they get in the same conference, should try to schedule their annual football game as close to Nevada Day, Oct. 31, as possible.
9:38 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: First IROC victory brightens Busch's weekend
Kurt Busch may have slipped a spot to third in the NASCAR Winston Cup standings with his 19th-place finish Sunday at Talladega, but it still turned out to be a memorable weekend for him.
9:37 a.m.
Fund-raiser turns bad for coach
Dave Castro thought that selling hot dogs and sodas at the recent NASCAR race in Las Vegas might be a good way to raise money for his Eldorado football team.
9:35 a.m.
Skyhawks win battle against strong Bulldogs
Silverado's No. 2 pitcher showed Monday why the Skyhawks are the No. 1 team in town.
9:34 a.m.
Barrera doesn't feel pressure vs. Kelley
As the best fighter in the world at 126 pounds, Marco Antonio Barrera is in a position where he has to protect himself. He has been in some big fights and others of equal importance ...
9:33 a.m.
Barnes hits stride as 51s overcome Edmonton
By the third time 51s first baseman Larry Barnes stepped to the plate against Edmonton starting pitcher Sun Woo Kim Monday night, he had an inkling about seeing a changeup or two.
9:28 a.m.
Prior-injuries list OK in abuse trial
When 20-month-old Samantha Storm was beaten to death nearly six years ago, it wasn't the first time she'd suffered traumatic injuries at the hands of her alleged abuser, jurors will be told.
9:28 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas vs. Edmonton
Attendance--1,528. Time--2:38. Umpires: HP--Dowdy; 1B--Bullock; 3B--Kelley.
9:27 a.m.
NDOT to get permanent director
CARSON CITY -- The state Transportation Board was expected to select Jeff Fontaine today as permanent director of the Transportation Department, which is in charge of hundreds of millions of dollars of road construction.
9:27 a.m.
More bad news for scholarships
CARSON CITY -- State Treasurer Brian Krolicki delivered more grim news Monday for the Millennium Scholarship, saying the program could come to an end even sooner than expected.
9:25 a.m.
CBS anchor Schieffer calls war coverage 'extraordinary'
Bob Schieffer, anchor and moderator of CBS News' "Face the Nation," said Monday that technology is bringing the war in Iraq onto living room TV screens in a way that was impossible when he covered ...
9:25 a.m.
Monday's prep results
Boys' Volleyball
9:11 a.m.
Letter: AB464 should not be passed
Well, they just keep trying, don't they? Sadly, this one looks like a winner.
8:51 a.m.
Letter: Israel has tried to make peace with neighbors
Mr. Hutchinson is correct that Israel has controlled the West Bank for a number of years. What he fails to mention is that Israel gained control of the West Bank and Gaza Strip not out ...
8:51 a.m.
Editorial: Big answer needed for little planes
Coinciding with the airport's growth is nonstop urban growth. The airport's surrounding roads -- Cheyenne and Simmons avenues, Rancho Drive and Decatur Boulevard -- are laden with residential and commercial development, as are the rest ...
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: Insurers are rightly a focus of scrutiny
Buckley's bill would require the insurance commissioner to refuse rate hikes if insurers have committed fraud, insured physicians who had multiple malpractice claims against them, or if the companies are found to have been mismanaged. ...
8:50 a.m.
New Eagle Scouts are announced
Kyle Mitchell Amos, 18; Kent Ryan Deaver, 17; Bryan H. Gifford, 16; Gary Nicolas Hardy, 15; Kyle Duane Henrie, 15; Bradley Jay Isle, 17; Micah Donald Knipple, 13; Stephen James McArthur, 18; Matthew Gerald Mahlstede, ...
8:44 a.m.
Silver State honors go to crimefighters
Award winners are Harrah's Senior Coalition; Adrienne Angelini, victim advocate for Reno Police; and Christy Sanchez, a clerk at Lunt Elementary School in Las Vegas.
8:44 a.m.
Community briefs for April 8, 2003
National Youth Service Day will be held Friday through Sunday with the intent to mobilize youth to identify and address the needs of their communities through service; recruit the next generation of volunteers; and educate ...
8:44 a.m.
Committee OKs generic drug bill
CARSON CITY -- A bill that would make it easier for pharmacists to sell generic drugs has been approved by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.
8:43 a.m.
Spinal-pain hospital approved by panel
CARSON CITY -- Over the objections of the Nevada Hospital Association, a Senate committee voted 6-1 Monday to allow a spinal injury treatment and pain management hospital to open in Las Vegas.
8:43 a.m.
Legislative briefs for April 8, 2003
A bill allowing the state to turn over Floyd Lamb State Park to Las Vegas was approved by the Senate Government Affairs Committee on Monday.
8:43 a.m.
Return of screening panel in malpractice cases urged
CARSON CITY -- Trial lawyers Monday attacked a proposal to resurrect screening panels in medical malpractice cases, saying the bill -- sponsored by an assemblyman who is a doctor -- would jeopardize the law the ...
8:42 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Key role for military
Over the years, the State Department has sold itself as the good guys who help heal the wounds of war and the rehabilitation of battered nations. Little is said about the wars and minor military ...
8:32 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: DeCastros are voices for all time
The DeCastro Sisters -- Peggy and Cherie -- still call themselves the "Cuban bombshells," and still tear it up on valley stages.
8:28 a.m.
Time honored: NAB lauds '60 Minutes' creator Hewitt, Disney chief Eisner
These who's-who of broadcast journalists were either eulogizing a colleague or paying homage.
8:28 a.m.

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