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Archive for April 17, 2003

Proposed changes to Nevada medical regulations
-Require an outside audit of the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners
12:12 p.m.
Reno's Padgett mixed up in 'NCAA Divorce Court'
Get ready for "NCAA Divorce Court."
11:52 a.m.
Maxson-Rushton named to transportation agency
Maxson-Rushton, who will earn $88,333, will replace Commission Chairman Paul Christensen of Las Vegas, who retired April 3.
11:38 a.m.
Senator slams 'mini casino' growth
OLYMPIA -- With some lawmakers still eyeing gambling as a possible source of money to balance the budget, a Democratic state senator wants to get rid of non-tribal mini casinos, saying their rapid growth and ...
11:36 a.m.
Vons, Safeway profit hurt by missteps and competition
PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Shares of Safeway Inc., the No. 3 U.S. supermarket company and a big operator in Las Vegas, fell 17 percent Wednesday, their biggest drop ever, after the company said first-quarter profit declined ...
11:36 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Only half a decision
BY A 6-3 MARGIN, the U.S. Supreme Court distinguished between cross burnings that are conducted to intimidate a person or group of people and a cross burning that doesn't present a "true threat." This ruling ...
11:35 a.m.
Cancellation of tax refunds disappoints
JACKSON, Miss. -- Thousands of people are still attempting to get tax refunds for their Mississippi gambling losses even though a state law now prevents that, state Tax Commission officials say.
11:30 a.m.
Study finds lower pay for LV Hispanic immigrants
A study released Wednesday by state educators and Hispanic business representatives found non-native Hispanic workers in Clark County -- the area's fastest-growing immigrant group -- earned considerably less than the average industry wage in a ...
11:30 a.m.
Track proposes betting parlor
Indiana Downs officials told members of the Clark County Council on Monday that they want to offer off-track betting in either Jeffersonville or Clarksville.
11:29 a.m.
Legislator tries to block gambling cruises
Sen. Mike Haridopolos, who was elected to fill a vacant seat in the Senate less than a month ago, filed a measure last week to ban the gambling cruises, which get around bans on gaming ...
11:28 a.m.
Citibank to stay in LV regardless of tax action
Citibank has no plans to leave Las Vegas, regardless of what kind of a tax package is approved by the Nevada Legislature.
11:26 a.m.
City betting horse racing, slots will spark a revival
CHESTER, Pa. -- Evelyn Clark said she thought it was a cruel joke the first time she heard a politician say that this hardscrabble city's salvation lay in a horse track and casino planned for ...
11:25 a.m.
Company to buy Seattle Coffee Co.
The deal, announced Wednesday, is a drop in the cup for Starbucks, which operates more than 6,000 stores worldwide. It does, however, end a longstanding rivalry between two of the most prominent vendors of Seattle's ...
11:24 a.m.
Airline facing financial crisis
For the three months ending March 31, Delta lost $466 million, or $3.81 a share, compared with a loss of $397 million, or $3.25 a share, for the same period a year ago.
11:23 a.m.
County's population growth rate drops in rankings
New census figures show Clark County has slipped in the national rankings of population growth.
11:17 a.m.
Las Vegas sees DUI cases grow
Las Vegas has a reputation of being an anything-goes town where alcohol flows freely and drunken drivers roam the roads 24 hours a day.
11:16 a.m.
Officer who fired shot at suspect ID'd
Police said Umana, 28, responded to the area to break up a fight, and three suspects fled. One of the suspects aimed what the officer believed to be a gun, and Umana fired a shot ...
11:15 a.m.
Assembly expands penalty for speeding in work zones
CARSON CITY -- The Assembly approved a bill Wednesday that doubles penalties for speeding through construction zones even when workers are not present.
11:14 a.m.
Guinn rejects plan to hike DMV fees
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn won't accept a proposal to raise the fees charged for first-time vehicle registrations and drivers' licenses, a plan targeted at new residents.
11:11 a.m.
UNLV officials say research alive and well
A sampling of this year's research topics by UNLV graduate students includes a study of mummified human remains and a project that attempts to peer into the world of psychics.
11:09 a.m.
Ordinance introduced to protect Red Rock
A day after a judge refused to block Clark County Commissioner Mark James' participation in the debate, James introduced an ordinance that would limit development near Red Rock Canyon.
11:08 a.m.
Runners-up in NLV, Henderson, say system not equal
In the wake of last week's municipal elections, runners-up in the city council races in Henderson and North Las Vegas say the system in those cities makes it harder to unseat incumbents.
11:08 a.m.
County makes it tougher to alter land plans
New rules on land-use plan changes were enacted Wednesday that will make it more difficult for developers to receive so-called "nonconforming" zone changes.
11:08 a.m.
Assembly OKs bill to help firefighters with cancer
CARSON CITY -- Firefighter Bill Harnedy put a name and face to Assembly Bill 451.
11:08 a.m.
Marine's return helps family cope with brother's death
The arrival of Marine Cpl. Richard Brink to his home in Las Vegas from Iraq Wednesday has lifted the spirits of his family grieving the shooting death of his younger brother.
11:07 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Screenwriting team tackling hacker's bio
They're not Matt Damon and Ben Affleck -- yet.
10:41 a.m.
Youthful confidence
IF YOU GO
10:36 a.m.
Friday's LPGA tee times
First tee
10:35 a.m.
LPGA schedule, winners
Jan. 25-26 - Conagra Foods Skins Game (Karrie Webb)
10:24 a.m.
LPGA by the numbers
Rolex player of the year standings
10:23 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Baseball needs to take a look in the mirror
So four more crackpots made their way onto the field for another Royals-White Sox game at the (sort of) new Comiskey Park/U.S. Cellular Field Tuesday night. One left in a police cruiser with cuts and ...
10:16 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Bernstein, Kalitta gain ground in Top Fuel race
Doug Kalitta made the NHRA Top Fuel points battle a little more interesting with his victory Sunday in the O'Reilly Spring Nationals in Texas, but Kalitta's emergence as a threat for the title came as ...
10:15 a.m.
Rebels swept by UC Riverside
Despite shutting out UCR (9-31) twice just six days ago, the Rebels (18-29) gave up a leadoff run in the opener. However, UNLV scored a leadoff run of
10:14 a.m.
Las Vegas Council news briefs for April 17, 2003
Mayor Oscar Goodman will have to wait another two years before the law can be changed to allow him to open a bar called Oscar's Speakeasy downtown.
10:12 a.m.
Marines honor air control trainer
Marine Corps Cpl. Derek Armstrong, Chaparral High School class of 1998 and son of Lynn and Robert Armstrong of Las Vegas, was recently selected as Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter for two consecutive quarters for ...
10:11 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: McKay mastered job as district's AD
Al LaRocque easily recalls the first time he met Larry McKay in the early 1970s.
10:10 a.m.
Community news briefs for April 17, 2003
Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services will host Easter egg hunts Friday and Saturday in each of the city's wards.
10:09 a.m.
Sun Baseball Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and Sparks Tribune. Records through Tuesday.
10:05 a.m.
Victim remembered as loving father, friend
Almost seven years ago Chris Holt became owner of a commercial cleaning franchise so he could be his own boss and spend more time with his young family. The business of cleaning offices was night ...
10:03 a.m.
North Las Vegas Council news briefs
The North Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday voted 5-0 to authorize city staff to go to court to force eight property owners with a combined 20.6 acres along Upper Las Vegas Wash to sell ...
10:02 a.m.
Sun Softball Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and Sparks Tribune. Records through Tuesday.
9:58 a.m.
Cash-short printing office gets new life
CARSON CITY -- Business at the state Printing Office in Carson City has been declining, and some lawmakers suggested at the beginning of the Legislature that the office should be abolished.
9:50 a.m.
Local law agencies remain on alert
Law enforcement agencies around Clark County lowered terrorist threat levels Wednesday, but said that they remain alert to possible attacks.
9:49 a.m.
Anti-terrorism bill passes Assembly
CARSON CITY -- The Assembly unanimously approved an anti-terrorism measure Wednesday without any voiced opposition, despite earlier concerns that the bill stepped on constitutional rights.
9:49 a.m.
Homeless shelter receives reprieve
A homeless shelter that for 14 years has operated illegally in a residential neighborhood got a reprieve from the Las Vegas City Council Wednesday when a misunderstanding over handwritten messages in the council chambers led ...
9:48 a.m.
State workers face health costs
CARSON CITY -- Under a plan approved by a Senate-Assembly budget subcommittee Wednesday, some state employees could soon start paying part of their health insurance premiums for the first time.
9:47 a.m.
Supper-club slots bill to get new look
A bill that would have allowed slot machines in restaurants classified as supper clubs died Wednesday after the Las Vegas City Council struck the item from the agenda.
9:47 a.m.
County adopts new rules for hazardous waste
The ordinance came from an investigation and discussion of the AeroTech rocket factory explosion and fire at the plant in eastern Las Vegas that killed one, injured two others and destroyed nearby businesses.
9:45 a.m.
McDonald defends work on Alta Drive
A special tax district to pay for improvements to Alta Drive between Rancho Drive and Valley View Boulevard has become the latest campaign target in the Ward 1 election campaign.
9:45 a.m.
Local amateurs get a chance to shine
Darlene Hayes did not know she would be taking part in the inaugural Nevada Team Jump Invitational until just before it started Wednesday afternoon, then she responded with the ride of her life.
9:43 a.m.
Munn to head Reno office of attorney general
CARSON CITY -- Senior Deputy Attorney General Randal Munn has been named chief of the Reno regional office of the state attorney general, it was announced Wednesday.
9:43 a.m.
Man guilty in estranged wife's death
No one helped Marina Cannon escape her abusive estranged husband.
9:42 a.m.
Man shot by police indicted in thefts
A Las Vegas man authorities say is responsible for a string of local convenience store and fast food restaurant robberies was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday.
9:42 a.m.
Doctors describe killer's brain damage
The man convicted of brutally killing an elderly Las Vegas woman has signs of brain damage that could affect his judgment and his ability to control his impulses, doctors testified Wednesday.
9:42 a.m.
Dead Marine's remains back home in Nevada
RENO -- The remains of one of the first Marines reported missing in combat in Iraq more than three weeks ago returned home to Nevada Wednesday night where his young widow and 30 tearful family ...
9:41 a.m.
Mayweather on foe Sosa: 'I'm going to play with him'
With an opponent of borderline merit across from him Saturday night in Fresno, Floyd Mayweather Jr. figures to have it easy unless he gets caught looking ahead.
9:39 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Vanderpool likes his spot against Vargas
When Fernando Vargas steps back into the ring July 26 in Los Angeles, he'll be coming off a nine-month suspension imposed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and will be 10 months removed from his ...
9:39 a.m.
Fight Schedule
Tonight
9:38 a.m.
Sun boxing rankings
(With WBC, WBA and IBF champions identified)
9:36 a.m.
Obituaries for April 17, 2003
Joseph Arathoon, 75, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. A retired production foreman, he was born May 27, 1927, in Indonesia.
9:13 a.m.
Holman, longtime executive for alcohol distributor, dies
Ron Holman amazed his family and friends with his seemingly unending generosity.
9:13 a.m.
Editorial: Health insurance law would benefit UMC
Another rationale, as we see it, is that public hospitals must pick up the tab for uninsured patients. We support AB356 and believe, as a condition of doing business in Nevada, that all large companies, ...
9:04 a.m.
One Voice: Lounge crooner Tiffe reflects on 25 years in Vegas
At first the voice on the phone is low and raspy, similar to that of a heavy smoker who has inhaled a couple of packs of cigarettes the night before.
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Female war vets should be recognized
Women have been there all along, but more or less we took it for granted. A death and the capture and rescue of two American women POWs made us realize just how far women have ...
8:45 a.m.
Letter: Iraq didn't pose threat to U.S.
He was bad for his people and maybe his neighbors, so they should have handled it.
8:45 a.m.
Letter: Bush's vision is bad news for America
It seems that it was not enough to topple Saddam Hussein, but now the White house is threatening Syria. What next, the rest of the "Axis of Evil"? Where do some of our friends, like ...
8:44 a.m.
Editorial: Energy bill a big step backwards
Bush may be right about securing our energy future, but what kind of a future will it be? While the bill has a few bright spots, for the main it plots the same dismal course ...
8:43 a.m.

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