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Archive for August 1, 2003

Rain cools valley after hottest July
After sweltering through the hottest July on record, Las Vegas got a needed shower Thursday.
11:22 a.m.
Senators oppose new 'Net gambling measure
WASHINGTON-- A Senate panel quickly and unanimously passed a bill Thursday aimed at crippling Internet gambling through banning the use of credit cards, checks or money transfers to place or pay out bets. With the ...
11:21 a.m.
Vegas rated 10th best city for Hispanics
1. Miami
11:21 a.m.
Police visited home of boy before death
Less than a month before 3-year-old Stephen Caldwell died, police responded to complaints of slapping sounds and a child crying at the motel where Stephen was living with his mother and her boyfriend, according to ...
11:19 a.m.
Glitch sends 911 call to Henderson police
A man who lives in southwest Las Vegas near the Henderson border called 911 when a solicitor vandalized his house. The call was answered by the Henderson Police 911 center, Detra Page, spokeswoman for Sprint, ...
11:18 a.m.
Reilly seeks 2 percent pay hike
11:16 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: The smiles return to Drug Court
They can thank Chief District Judge Gene Porter for guiding them out of the depths of despair.
11:16 a.m.
Officers cleared in Moncrief sobriety test
Three Metro Police officers who escorted Las Vegas City Councilwoman Janet Moncrief from a restaurant on July 10 to administer a field sobriety test after an off-duty Metro employee alleged Moncrief had been drinking and ...
11:15 a.m.
Near-collisions down at McCarran, across U.S.
Pilot education, technology and good sight lines from the tower at McCarran International Airport have helped drop the number of near-collisions between aircraft on the airport's runways.
11:15 a.m.
Problem of teen street racing continues
A North Las Vegas teen who got into an impromptu drag race in front of Cheyenne High School after a party was seriously injured early Thursday after he lost control of his car, police said.
11:15 a.m.
Sex-offender priest's status unsettled
A Roman Catholic priest sentenced as a sex offender to probation at a Missouri counseling center remained in a Las Vegas rooming house Thursday while Nevada and Missouri officials negotiate how he'll be supervised, authorities ...
11:14 a.m.
Ad, PR accounts acquired
Sean McKinley and Peter Poggione, who formerly headed Swamp Rhino Advertising/SRPR in Las Vegas, formed Star7 Communications and took over Starr Seigle Advertising and StarrPR accounts.
11:13 a.m.
Gaming briefs for August 1, 2003
TLC Casino Enterprises said Thursday it completed the acquisition of 100 percent of stock in Four Queens Inc., which operates the Four Queens hotel in downtown Las Vegas.
11:13 a.m.
HealthSouth probe widens with involvement of IRS
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Two more HealthSouth Corp. executives agreed to plead guilty to charges announced Thursday, including filing false tax returns to hide a scheme to overstate earnings by at least $3.5 billion.
11:13 a.m.
Officer who killed shooting suspect ID'd
The officer has been identified as Thurman Buchanan, 37. He was hired by Metro in 1998 and works as a patrol officer, Officer Jose Montoya, spokesman for Metro, said.
11:11 a.m.
Officials hope outlet mall will invigorate downtown
An outlet mall that city leaders hope will be the catalyst for downtown Las Vegas redevelopment greeted shoppers this morning during a "soft opening" aimed at giving the stores time to work the kinks out.
11:05 a.m.
Vegas' hackers' meeting stresses e-danger
The government reiterated its warning Thursday that hackers may be planning a major attack that would exploit a vulnerability in Microsoft software. For more' information on the Windows flaw and its remedy, visit the U.S. ...
11:05 a.m.
May selling Lord & Taylor space back to Fashion Show
May Department Stores Co. said today it has dropped plans for a Lord & Taylor department store at the Fashion Show mall on the Las Vegas Strip and plans to sell its 138,000-square-foot space there ...
11:03 a.m.
Company reports rise in profits
Net income rose to $400 million, or 20 cents a share, from $364 million, or 18 cents, a year earlier. Revenue in the period ended June 30 increased 6.6 percent to $6.18 billion from $5.8 ...
11:03 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Performer gives crowd the full Monti
Rock is guilty of having absolutely no singing ability.
10:53 a.m.
Suit claims companies dumping illegally
The suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court names Nevada Construction Cleanup, Western Elite and Lunas Construction as defendants, claiming that the companies are part of a racketeering scheme that is costing Republic money and ...
10:51 a.m.
Sports briefs
Newspaper intern Shani George, who landed an exclusive jailhouse interview with a former Baylor University player accused of killing a teammate, is today the focus of attention.
10:39 a.m.
East Carolina's Hamrick next in line
East Carolina athletic director Mike Hamrick will be the next candidate to interview for UNLV's vacant athletic director's job beginning on Monday.
10:38 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Kobe should settle with his accuser
It's clear the incident involving Kobe Bryant has the potential for a lengthy shelf life. It may even be with us for as much as another year.
10:00 a.m.
New AD will make more than Robinson
Whoever lands the UNLV athletic director job later this month will come at a much higher price than the previous Rebels AD.
9:57 a.m.
Community briefs for August 1, 2003
CARSON CITY -- The state Department of Corrections has hired its first female chaplain, the Rev. Jane Foraker-Thompson, to supervise the other three chaplains in the system.
9:56 a.m.
Ancient dwelling discovered
The valley's cities are relatively young. Las Vegas turns 100 in 2005, and Henderson recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
9:51 a.m.
Obituaries for August 1, 2003
Corazon Acayan, 70, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local hospital. She was born June 13, 1933, in the Philippines. A resident for 25 years, she was a retired administrator at a rest home ...
9:51 a.m.
Senate energy bill could mean more nuke waste in Nev.
WASHINGTON -- Incentives for renewable energy production approved in the Senate energy bill Thursday night could bode well for Nevada, but a push for more nuclear power development could eventually translate into more waste coming ...
9:46 a.m.
Conference on money matters set
Speakers include Dee Lee, author of "Let's Talk Money," and Tracy Eichler, director of UBS Wealth Management USA. Former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin will be the featured speaker.
9:45 a.m.
Federal business with MCI suspended
Federal business with MCI suspended
9:45 a.m.
Trauma program seeks members
The Trauma Prevention Program and its volunteers work with emergency responders such as Metro Police, the Las Vegas Valley's fire departments and all local hospitals and ambulance companies to assist family members, witnesses or close ...
9:41 a.m.
Newcastle quarantine lifted in Clark County
CARSON CITY -- A quarantine over a small area in northeast Las Vegas, imposed to prevent the spread of the Exotic Newcastle Disease in birds, has been lifted, federal and state official say.
9:40 a.m.
Duarte found guilty on all counts, faces 2 to 40 years
Jurors on Thursday convicted the man prosecutors say drove the getaway car in a 1999 robbery outside the Desert Inn, wrapping up the final case in a string of casino heists in which two of ...
9:38 a.m.
Just another Brickyard in the wall
INDIANAPOLIS -- Going into last year's Brickyard 400, Las Vegas native Kurt Busch was fifth in NASCAR Winston Cup points and was being hailed as a legitimate contender for the series championship.
9:38 a.m.
Gov. Bush urged to veto expansion bill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Antigambling and anti-dog racing groups are urging Gov. Jeb Bush to veto a measure they say would dramatically increase the stakes and hours at card rooms at dog and horse tracks.
9:37 a.m.
Blood drives scheduled
Monday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Community College of Southern Nevada, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
9:36 a.m.
Kida hopes to draw on experience
9:28 a.m.
State Legion wide open
9:27 a.m.
Ruan swiped another one Wednesday and is 34-for-39 on the season, fifth-best in the PCL.
9:19 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: These are your parks
This situation has outdoor enthusiasts recalling when Interior Secretary Gale Norton's mentor, then-Interior boss James Watt, had his own agenda that threatened public lands and parks. That's when a former assistant secretary from the Ford ...
9:18 a.m.
Letter: No escape from loud car stereos
These overly loud stereos in automobiles are a nuisance, to say the least. Some cause the dashboard in my pickup to vibrate, and even make ripples in my coffee cup while I'm at a red ...
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Seismic study should be remote
I don't believe that we need to have some fools setting off charges underground to see how much movement they can make across the developed area of the valley. How about a little common sense?
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Consumers don't often know about business taxes
In the first sentence, he states that it is a myth that businesses do not pay taxes. He then goes on to explain in detail how it is the consumer who pays the taxes. Mr. ...
9:17 a.m.
Judge dismisses lawsuit by IAP
CARSON CITY -- A federal judge Thursday dismissed the Independent American Party's lawsuit that argued that the party's rights were violated by a ruling by the Nevada Supreme Court that allowed the Legislature to pass ...
9:16 a.m.
Smith's claim against Ferraro rejected
Former Boulder City Councilman Bill Smith, who lost the June mayoral race by 18 votes, has been dealt another defeat by the Secretary of State's Office.
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: Big cat trafficking should be stopped
Exotic pet store owners who oppose the legislation say that it would hurt legitimate operators already obeying the law and that the sales of these animals would go underground. Despite their concerns, there is no ...
9:15 a.m.
Fishing report: Weather a factor, but there's action between fronts
Fishing pressure dropped off from the previous week because of weather fronts that came through the area. Anglers fishing between fronts in coves near Overton Beach were successful landing largemouth bass that weighed 2-3 pounds.
9:15 a.m.
State's probe of Hunt moving slowly
Most political eyes are looking ahead to the 2004 elections and have long ago shelved any lasting memories of the balloting last year.
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: Baby-seat alarms are necessary
"It's frustrating knowing you have an idea that could have saved some of these kids," Stauffer told Sun reporter Emily Richmond, referring to two babies that have died from heat exposure this summer in Las ...
9:14 a.m.
Hermansen glad to still be around
The trade deadline came and went, and the only hit the Las Vegas 51s took was a pitcher who wasn't with the team, anyway.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Bighorn support group reviving the herd
In the early 1960s, eight concerned sportsmen and sportswomen felt something needed to be done for sheep and their habitat. Hence, the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn.
9:13 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Saturday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- SHINING STRIKE -- P. Val atop Baffert trainee for owners Bob & Beverly Lewis, draws good post for sprint opener, ready to Strike for Shining victory? STORMY SPIRIT -- Smith scales Spawr ...
9:12 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: While rumors swirl, Stewart stays focused
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Stewart will be racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, but the big question is whether he will be running here next May -- in the Indianapolis 500 -- with team ...
9:10 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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9:07 a.m.
Shatner: Future of Star Trek' franchise in doubt
What: Creation Entertainment's Official "Star Trek" Convention.
9:00 a.m.
Flying the coup
Who: Alice Cooper with Ted Nugent.
8:58 a.m.
White shines bright as Diamond
What: "America's Neil Diamond Tribute" with Jay White.
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Las Vegas gets a taste of real German cuisine
Get ready for the next round of new restaurants to open, including Hofbrahaus Las Vegas, a replica of the historic original Hofbrahaus Munich the royal court brewery built in 1589.
8:43 a.m.
'Anthology' cleans up New Zealand band's catalog
For years, tracking down the Clean's recorded output might as well have been the 13th labor of Hercules.
8:43 a.m.
No lull for Tull as it readies for Las Vegas
You can't bungle in the jungle in Las Vegas, so Jethro Tull will land on the sand instead.
8:42 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Getting a true read on literacy
The orange dragon on the purple tag affixed to my key chain might show we're doing something right.
8:42 a.m.
Music Festival tuned up for a long run
Conceived as a way to bring promising young musicians together with world-class professionals, the event provides a learning environment with courses and seminars during the day and concerts at night.
8:41 a.m.
Datebook for August 1, 2003
The North Las Vegas Library District Summer Reading Club brings its season to a close with a puppet show at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the library's main branch, 2300 Civic Center Drive. The event is ...
8:40 a.m.
Scene Selection -- Geoff Carter: 'Tully' takes its time in telling a thoughtful story
In his review of writer/director Hilary Birmingham's 2000 debut film, "Tully," finally available on DVD (Hart Sharp Video, $22.99), Roger Ebert wrote that the film confirmed a long-held suspicion of his: "Audiences are more touched ...
8:40 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Blue-collar Barcena forged comedy career on own terms
When it comes to playing tough crowds, it seems Willie Barcena has performed for some of the toughest.
8:37 a.m.
On Display for August 1, 2003
Watercolor paintings of Western landscapes and rock art by Utah artist William L. Rowe can be see at the "Blue Mesa" exhibit at the Lost City Museum in Overton during the month of August. Admission ...
8:36 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Gilmore brings smoky sounds to amphitheater
Jimmie Dale Gilmore has been called his generation's Willie Nelson.
8:35 a.m.
Taking the initiative
WEEKEND EDITION Aug. 2-3, 2003
7:02 a.m.
More issues driven by voters may reach ballot
WEEKEND EDITION Aug. 2-3, 2003
7:01 a.m.
Making a Scene
WEEKEND EDITION: August 3, 2003
5:30 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: On national stage, Nevada still plays a bit role
Nevada finds itself on the bottom of every social barometer, has thousands of tons of nuclear waste coming its way and continues to suffer the pains only the nation's fastest-growing state can comprehend.
5:26 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Let's hope exhibit's successes will be contagious
Last Wednesday the megaresort held a small reception outside the entrance to Shark Reef to celebrate the popular aquarium's accreditation by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA), the country's most respected overseer of zoological ...
5:23 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Patricia Mulroy: Getting water-smart
AN UNPRECEDENTED drought has struck the Colorado River and shattered the illusion of infinite water. Lake Mead has plummeted, its decline marked by a stark white ring around its stone banks. In less than four ...
5:22 a.m.
Editorial: Self-revealing moment
On Monday Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., raised eyebrows with some remarks he made following his appearance on the television news discussion show "Face to Face With Jon Ralston." Gibbons, who is considering a run for ...
5:06 a.m.
Editorial: No private pay at state universities
The current base salary for the president of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, is $209,000. The president of the University of Nevada, Reno, earns a base salary of $207,000. Each also receives $31,000 a ...
5:06 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: 1993's past is 2003's prologue
At the risk of defiling the corpse known as the 2003 Legislature -- this is one dead dog that should stay buried -- a final exhumation is called for because of the enduring controversy over ...
5:06 a.m.
Letter: Speed limits are key to road safety
We have more control of a slower-moving vehicle. If we reduce the number of accidents -- this should cut down our insurance rates. This in itself is enough of an incentive for me to obey ...
4:56 a.m.
Letter: Lakes must be drained to lower utility bills
Now things are starting to get a little out of hand. I have not seen anything about draining all those lakes that have been sucking up water (and power to keep them full) for years. ...
4:56 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Manriquez a great state rep
Yvonne Manriquez plans to change that. And if anyone can do it, she can.
4:48 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Neil focus of brothel complaint
Turns out authorities in Lyon County had just withdrawn an arrest warrant for the former Motley Crue vocalist for allegedly assaulting a prostitute on the Fourth of July at the Moonlight BunnyRanch near Carson City.
4:48 a.m.
Nevada youth hopes to don crown of Miss Teen USA
WEEKEND EDITION: August 2, 2003
4:27 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: When to carry or not carry firearms
Mom canned venison and we corned large pieces of it in huge crocks in our root cellar. Fried squirrels, rabbits and grouse were every bit as good as any gourmet meals served today at fancy ...
4:25 a.m.
Boy says camp will help him be helpful
One would-be camper says a scholarship for this summer would help him get ready for the sixth grade.
4:24 a.m.
Chelsea buys Vegas outlet mall for $104 million
Friday afternoon, Roseland, N.J.-based Chelsea Property Group said it bought the 477,000-square-foot Belz Factory Outlet World for $104 million from entities affiliated with privately held Estein & Associates USA Ltd.
2:06 a.m.

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