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News briefs for August 4, 2003
A woman and two children were hit by a car about 8:30 p.m. Sunday as they jaywalked across Civic Center Drive near Cheyenne Avenue, North Las Vegas Police said.
11:09 a.m.
Local franchise earns award for top Carl's Jr. restaurant
It is not uncommon in the corporate world to hear rags-to-riches stories, tales of driven individuals working their way from bagging groceries to managing stores or even whole companies. But few have overcome so many ...
11:07 a.m.
Walther named acting commissioner for new Mortgage Lending Division
CARSON CITY -- With recurring problems in the mortgage investment and lending business, the Legislature created a new division to give closer supervision to the industry.
11:04 a.m.
Defcon convention draws hackers
Defcon convention draws hackers
11:04 a.m.
War not deterring recruits
As guerrilla attacks continue to claim the lives of U.S. servicemen in Iraq, recruiting officials in Las Vegas and across the nation say they continue signing up new soldiers at normal rates.
11:02 a.m.
Street racing blamed in death of driver
A 31-year-old man was killed and a bystander was seriously hurt when police say a street racer crashed and burned near the Hurricane Bar and Grill in southern Las Vegas early this morning.
11:00 a.m.
Shooting of teen at fireworks stand justified
Robert Johnson was volunteering July 1 at a Metro charity fireworks booth along with his wife, police said, when Efrain Dimas walked up to the booth, pointed a gun at Johnson's wife and demanded money.
10:58 a.m.
Residents fight for a rural lifestyle
Some northwest Las Vegas residents are expected to go before the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday with concerns that two proposed high-density projects are threatening their rural lifestyle.
10:53 a.m.
Boulder City officer in fed probe quit four months ago
A Boulder City police officer who is the subject of a federal investigation into alleged excessive force resigned from the department four months ago, city officials said.
10:53 a.m.
Henderson Police keep SUVs despite safety report
Henderson's police chief says he disagreed with the conclusions of the city's Finance Department on using sport utility vehicles as patrol cars and decided to purchase 37 more Chevy Tahoes despite warnings about their safety.
10:53 a.m.
Hispanic chamber supports consular ID cards
The state's largest Hispanic organization told the federal government it supports the use of the controversial Mexican consular identification cards in the nation's banks.
10:53 a.m.
Cab cops: Taxicab Authority investigators both police, regulators
On a recent Saturday night dozens of taxicabs lined the curbs under the blinking lights of the Rio, and John Hoffman drove by slowly, looking at each one of them.
10:52 a.m.
Gaming briefs for August 4, 2003
RENO -- As many as 500,000 classic car enthusiasts from across the country are expected to attend Northern Nevada's biggest special event this week.
10:47 a.m.
After opening new downtown mall, Chelsea buys rival
The acquisition of the Belz Factory Outlet mall by Chelsea Property Group will allow it to control the outlet shopping market in the Las Vegas area, but shoppers will see few, if any, changes, local ...
10:43 a.m.
Consumer sessions set for rate increase request
The first session will be at 2 p.m. at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. The next session will be at 6 p.m. at the Winchester Community Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Formal ...
10:43 a.m.
Sports briefs
The maker of a chocolate spread said today it will not renew its endorsement deal with Kobe Bryant, who is facing a sexual assault charge.
10:29 a.m.
Factory orders rise
The solid increase reported by the Commerce Department today came after orders went up by a modest 0.3 percent in May.
9:41 a.m.
Airline to issue debt
AMR Corp., which barely avoided bankruptcy several times this spring, said it would issue debt that can be converted into stock -- a move that would dilute the value of current shares in the world's ...
9:41 a.m.
Obituaries for August 4, 2003
Mimi Danzig Arnold, 74, of Henderson died Friday in Henderson. She was born March 29, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for nine years, she owned and operated an adult care facility.
9:40 a.m.
Racing group tries to head off indictment
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- New York Racing Association officials will meet with federal prosecutors on Tuesday in an effort to head off a possible criminal indictment that could put the racing association out of business, ...
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: 'Super sophs' back on the track
They're back. Those glamour sophomores who became racing's newest household names during the Triple Crown campaign returned to the track Sunday. And the crowds were back as well.
9:22 a.m.
Man indicted in sex attacks on bicyclist, jogger
A Clark County grand jury on Friday indicted a local man on multiple felony charges in the sexual assault of a jogger and a bicyclist.
9:18 a.m.
Former teacher indicted in sex case
A former substitute teacher and Boy Scout leader charged with sexually molesting a 12-year-old family member and an 8-year-old family friend was formally indicted on sexual assault and other criminal charges Friday.
9:17 a.m.
Regents approve private gifts for presidents' salaries
Despite misgivings about allowing university and college presidents to be subsidized by nonpublic funds, a Board of Regents committee voted Friday in favor of the idea.
9:16 a.m.
IAP leader denies wrongdoing
CARSON CITY -- The attorney for the Independent American Party denies he ever tried to improperly contact U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson on a lawsuit challenging a decision of the Nevada Supreme Court permitting the ...
9:15 a.m.
Fired official again lobbying for Indian gambling
SACRAMENTO -- A former top Bureau of Indian Affairs official fired last year during a federal influence-peddling investigation is now working with a San Diego County tribe that wants to open a casino on non-reservation ...
9:04 a.m.
Back to work
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9:02 a.m.
Harvick attains goal with Indy win
INDIANAPOLIS -- From the time he started racing go-karts at the age of 6, Kevin Harvick dreamed of winning a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Croc snares Florida staff in mix-up
Notes today, leading off with a question: Do you know the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?
8:56 a.m.
Letter: Homeless need compassion, help
It is unfortunate that since Sept. 13, 2001, when the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition summit was held, the city of Las Vegas, through Mayor Oscar Goodman and the City Council, has decided that homeless ...
8:53 a.m.
Letter: Gilcrease and school should work together
Earlier this year the Clark County School District presented plans to build a high school next to the property. The proposed school would have 2,700 to 4,400 students.
8:52 a.m.
Editorial: Bill allows continued gas waste
But there is one major shortcoming. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was among the senators supporting a strict new standard on fuel economy in automobiles. The measure would have required auto manufacturers to produce vehicles that ...
8:52 a.m.
Editorial: No arbitrary standard for our older drivers
Nevada requires people who are 70 and over to provide the results of medical checkups when they renew their licenses. Other states require older drivers to renew in person, and take vision tests. Other states ...
8:51 a.m.
Busch fights back to take 7th
INDIANAPOLIS -- Seventeen laps into Sunday's Brickyard 400, Kurt Busch knew he was in for a potentially long day.
8:43 a.m.
Eagle Scouts honored in Southern Nevada
Travis Kelly Adams, 18; Niels A. Bybee, 15; Russel Rich Cannon Jr., 18; Michael William Dudas, 18; Anthony John Eastin, 17; Christopher Farley, 18; Jeff Thomas Faught, 15; Christopher Scott Ferguson, 18; Adam Fair Gamble, ...
8:39 a.m.
Kids to take part in science projects
Participants will explore the three states of matter and investigate the ingredients of the universe.
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for Aug. 4, 2003
Crave the flav
8:21 a.m.
The Pong remains the same
It could be nostalgia. Or maybe it's a soft spot for the more dorky side of life.
8:19 a.m.
Jethro Tull a crowd-pleaser
Before launching into flute piece "Bouree" Saturday night, Ian Anderson took a moment to acknowledge the song's original creator.
8:13 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Springs are a cauldron of activity
It stands vacant and lonely looking on the east side of U.S. 95, three miles north of Indian Springs, which is about 45 miles north of Las Vegas. Four years ago its owners drew the ...
8:09 a.m.

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