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Archive for April 24, 2003

CEO tries to quell talk of Tropicana overhaul
Aztar Corp.'s top executive on Wednesday tried to quell rumors that the company has decided to redevelop its Tropicana resort in Las Vegas.
11:22 a.m.
Fund for military families created
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn this morning announced the formation of the Nevada Patriot Fund to assist military families, including those of two Marines killed in action in Iraq.
11:20 a.m.
Editorial: American Airlines' black eye deserved
If the unions void the contracts, they could hurt themselves in the long run. The company would almost certainly file for bankruptcy and the union's membership could face greater hardships. More layoffs could occur and ...
11:20 a.m.
Casino opening in Lake Las Vegas
The 40,000-square-foot casino doesn't have its own hotel but is attached to the nearby Ritz-Carlton Hotel, which opened in February.
11:18 a.m.
Notifying families of deaths difficult
Standing on a front porch waiting to deliver the news to a family that a loved one has been killed in action is the hardest part of Maj. Vic Toney's job as the senior Protestant ...
11:17 a.m.
Arrests made in pit bull attack on boy
The parents of a 7-year-old North Las Vegas boy who was mauled by two pit bulls in February, said this morning they are glad that suspects have been arrested even if the charges are just ...
11:15 a.m.
Fatal DUI suspect had 0.33 blood alcohol level
The blood alcohol level of the man charged with a drunken driving spree that killed a bicycling father was more than three times the legal limit when the collision occurred, prosecutors said this morning.
11:14 a.m.
River Run riders return
LAUGHLIN -- When Jim Hartnett of Illinois rolled up to a vending booth on his $60,000 custom-built motorcycle, a small crowd gathered.
11:14 a.m.
Agreement reached for sale of Aladdin
A partnership that includes the co-founder of the Planet Hollywood restaurant chain has reached an agreement with the owners of the bankrupt Aladdin hotel-casino to buy the 2,587-room resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
11:14 a.m.
Center has a crisis of its own
The last remaining building in what was one of the Las Vegas Valley's largest facilities for the homeless will close June 30 if North Las Vegas and Henderson don't help fund it, Mayor Oscar Goodman ...
11:14 a.m.
Costs of workers' comp to increase
CARSON CITY -- In addition to the potential for higher taxes, Nevada employers will be hit with double-digit increases in their industrial insurance premiums to cover workers injured on the job in the next year.
11:13 a.m.
Nevada Power cites market manipulation
WASHINGTON -- Citing new evidence of market manipulation, Nevada Power Co. and its parent company, Sierra Pacific Resources, on Wednesday urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to throw out $300 million in expensive long-term power ...
11:13 a.m.
New LV link made in terrorism, counterfeiting investigation
DETROIT -- A possible Las Vegas connection to a terrorism investigation has surfaced again in a Detroit courtroom, this time tied to a $12 million counterfeiting case.
11:13 a.m.
Drug czar is cleared of campaign violation
CARSON CITY -- The state attorney general's office says Nevada can't discipline federal drug czar John Walters for failing to file campaign expense reports in his successful effort to defeat a proposed state constitutional amendment ...
11:10 a.m.
LV man who killed teen gets 18-year sentence
The Las Vegas man who pleaded guilty to killing a Henderson teen and later tried to back out of his plea deal was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.
11:09 a.m.
LV man's right to sue California tax board upheld
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the ruling of the Nevada Supreme Court that said a Las Vegas inventor had the right to sue a California tax board for trespassing on his property.
11:06 a.m.
Patriot Fund is created
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn this morning announced the formation of the Nevada Patriot Fund to assist military families, including those of two Marines killed in action in Iraq.
10:07 a.m.
Parents of boy mauled by pit bull pleased by arrests
The parents of a 7-year-old North Las Vegas boy who was mauled by two pit bulls in February, said this morning they are glad that suspects have been arrested in the case.
10:06 a.m.
School using casino fight to recruit Indian students
LINCOLN, Neb. -- College student Albert Two Bears knew next to nothing about the fight between the state and the Santee Sioux over the tribe's small casino in northeast Nebraska.
10:02 a.m.
Arrest warrant obtained in slaying of single mom
Metro Police said this morning they have obtained an arrest warrant for Taiwan Allen, 29, the live-in boyfriend of Yashama Clemons, a single mother who was found shot to death in her home Saturday.
10:02 a.m.
No passing fancy
Remember the movie "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade," when Harrison Ford had to navigate the path of letters and then pass over the invisible bridge to get to the grail, risking death with a ...
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: It's difficult to stay a hockey fan in Las Vegas
I love Las Vegas more than ... well, more than singer-songwriter Randy Newman loves L.A.
10:00 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Pro Stock champ Johnson praises LVMS Strip
Although six-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson never has won a national event at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there is no mistaking which track on the circuit he considers his favorite.
9:59 a.m.
Man accused of killing cyclist had 0.33 blood-alcohol level
The blood-alcohol level of the man who is accused of killing a bicyclist was more than three times the legal limit when the collision occurred, prosecutors announced this morning.
9:59 a.m.
Tax dispute cuts into profit
The dispute involves rent prepaid by a unit of its Star City casino in Sydney, the Melbourne-based company said in a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange.
9:59 a.m.
Company expanding loyalty club program
"Connection Comps" can be spent in any of Park Place's five Las Vegas resorts.
9:58 a.m.
Students send support to troops via e-mail
Soldiers serving in the war against Iraq will be getting encouragement this week from an unlikely source -- fifth graders at J.T. McWilliams Elementary School. The children spent Wednesday composing e-mail messages that will be ...
9:58 a.m.
Evidence suggests 'jobless economic recovery'
Orders for items made to last at least three years increased 2 percent to $173.6 billion after dropping 1.5 percent in February, the Commerce Department said today. The Labor Department reported states received 455,000 applications ...
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Football revolving door is still spinning
One man will stay home, one man will go home, and two more prep football coaching vacancies are now filled.
9:57 a.m.
News briefs for April 24, 2003
Henderson Police are asking the public's help in solving the shooting death of William Francis Shepherd, 54, of Las Vegas who was found about 4:30 a.m. Monday lying next to his 1993 Mercury Villager on ...
9:57 a.m.
Ensign targeted over WorldCom donation
WASHINGTON -- A national activist group is targeting Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., for taking a $1,000 campaign contribution from troubled corporate communications giant WorldCom.
9:57 a.m.
LV coffee shop chain growing
Partners Darrell Luery and Gerry Alesia opened the first It's a Grind Coffee House at the Vons Shopping Center at Anthem Village in Henderson and a second location at the Albertsons shopping center at Rainbow ...
9:53 a.m.
Bankers criticize gross receipts tax, back levy on services
Contrary to recent suggestions, the Nevada Bankers Association is opposed to Gov. Kenny Guinn's plan for a gross receipts tax, instead throwing its support behind a sales tax on services.
9:53 a.m.
Land-use panels may get more say on zoning issues
Members of Clark County's regional land-use advisory groups took their first close look at new rules governing zone changes Wednesday evening, and the reaction was guarded but mostly positive.
9:48 a.m.
Boxing's still weight and see for Forbes
From the day he was born, weight has always been an issue with Steve Forbes.
9:45 a.m.
Roy's away so Griffin will play at 175
A world champion for five months in 1997, Montell Griffin wasn't sure if he would ever get another crack at a coveted belt.
9:45 a.m.
Felony charges filed in fatal DUI crash
A Utah man with a history of DUI arrests is facing eight felonies on charges of driving while under the influence and causing a three-car crash that killed a Florida couple.
9:43 a.m.
Ex-aide to Goodman indicted on arson, assault charges
William Cassidy, a former aide to Mayor Oscar Goodman, was indicted Wednesday on arson and sexual assault charges in connection with the rape of his estranged wife and fire at her massage studio.
9:43 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Campas says he has 'formula' to beat Oscar
When Yory Boy Campas arrives here Monday for his May 3 fight with Oscar De La Hoya at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, among the items in his baggage will be a vial containing an ...
9:42 a.m.
Here comes Durango -- again
Sam Knapp knows all the fine history of Durango baseball, including the 1999 state championship, the outstanding ballpark and the program's reputation as a perennial power built on eight consecutive playoff appearances.
9:40 a.m.
Sun Baseball Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and Sparks Tribune. Records through Tuesday.
9:38 a.m.
Sun Softball Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and Sparks Tribune. Records through Tuesday.
9:32 a.m.
Editorial: More police may save River Run
While the River Run has established a good reputation overall because most riders take part only for fun, last year's rally demonstrated its potential for violence. A fight between rival motorcycle gangs at Harrah's Laughlin ...
9:30 a.m.
Letter: Society too soft on DUI offenses
We, the reading public, seldom see articles like this about victims. In the article, Mr. Holt's sister Melanie said she hopes the person responsible for her brother's death someday realizes what an impact it has ...
9:29 a.m.
Letter: It seems that 'Tiger' Woods is actually a hawk
But the very young and evidently naive Mr. Woods, to the delight of Republican conservatives, has recently publicly and bluntly stated that President Bush's invasion of Iraq was "necessary."
9:29 a.m.
Prep Schedule
9:25 a.m.
Wednesday's prep results
9:25 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Hollywood Park
Friday's card -- first post 7:05 p.m.
9:23 a.m.
Hawthorne to honor military with weeklong celebration for 53rd year
The city of Hawthorne, about 300 miles northwest of Las Vegas on U.S. 95, has a similar boast. Hawthorne was patriotic and supportive of men and women in uniform when that wasn't cool or hip ...
9:13 a.m.
Committee rejects prison-food funding
CARSON CITY -- The Assembly Ways and Means Committee Wednesday didn't buy the argument of prison officials that they need an inflationary increase in the food budget as a way to keep peace among the ...
9:13 a.m.
Well failure leaves Red Rock without water
Red Rock National Conservation Area Manager Tim O'Brien said the well supplying water to the restrooms and drinking fountains at the visitors center has failed.
9:12 a.m.
Community briefs for April 24, 2003
The Yom Hashoa communitywide observance will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Congregation Ner Tamid, 2761 Emerson Ave.
9:12 a.m.
Funds sought for culinary school
CARSON CITY -- The Assembly Ways and Means Committee was urged Wednesday to allocate $2 million to help expand the Culinary Training Academy in Las Vegas and was asked for money to start design of ...
9:12 a.m.
Henderson, NLV struggle to add emergency personnel
North Las Vegas and Henderson would see more police and firefighters under proposed budgets expected to be voted on by the city councils next month, but it may be just enough to keep up with ...
9:11 a.m.
Out-of-state plates anger Nolan
CARSON CITY -- Sen. Dennis Nolan, R-Las Vegas, wants the state Department of Motor Vehicles to establish a toll-free hot line for residents to report people who move to Nevada but never register their vehicles.
9:11 a.m.
LV trims capital projects to fit a strained budget
The reconstruction of the Mirabelli Community Center, the construction of the Charleston Heights Neighborhood Preservation Park and the construction of a pool and bathhouse at Freedom Park are among the Las Vegas' capital improvement projects ...
9:11 a.m.
Obituaries for April 24, 2003
Annie Pearl Bell, 73, of North Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Nov. 28, 1929, in Louisiana. A resident for 45 years, she was a hotel porter.
9:10 a.m.
Planners to consider poultry slaughtering
Las Vegas could move one step closer tonight to allowing stores to slaughter poultry on-site with some restrictions, such as limiting the number of chickens at a delivery point or loading area.
9:10 a.m.
All Geared Up: Sunbelt owner Rogers has passion for antique cars
The tires are new, the upholstery shows nary a nick and the interiors are immaculate. These old-timers would be classified by any car buff as "classics."
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Aghast at six-figure salaries
This being a family newspaper, my initial reaction to the detailed listing of public employees making more than $100,000 a year had to be toned down a bit by substituting the above for several much ...
8:16 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Using new ways to kill
Our troops in Iraq are now familiar with suicide bombers and car bombs. There is good reason to believe these tactics may become even more prevalent during the coming weeks and months. Car bombs have ...
8:15 a.m.

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