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Archive for August 7, 2003

New supermarket opens
New supermarket opens
11:20 a.m.
NLV water, sewer rate hike vote delayed
Public hearings and votes on possible water and sewer rate increases for North Las Vegas customers, scheduled for Wednesday, have been postponed until Sept. 17.
11:17 a.m.
Plea bargain made in standoff, sexual assault case
Daniel Keith Myrick, 38, pleaded guilty to a single felony count of attempted coercion. He will face one to five years in prison when he is sentenced before District Judge Donald Mosley on Oct. 1, ...
11:14 a.m.
Charges dropped in fatal shooting
One of six men charged in the slaying of a North Las Vegas woman while she attended her sister's wake will not face murder charges.
11:14 a.m.
Report describes pilot in fatal helicopter crash
A National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday described the pilot flying a helicopter that crashed in a ball of flames near the Grand Canyon in 2001 as both gifted and as frightening passengers.
11:14 a.m.
News briefs for August 7, 2003
Two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of a man found Wednesday morning on a bus stop bench at D Street and Jackson Avenue, Metro Police said.
11:12 a.m.
Lady Luck receives preliminary approval
CARSON CITY -- The state Gaming Control Board recommended approval Wednesday for a restructured group to run and revive gambling at the Lady Luck Casino in downtown Las Vegas.
11:11 a.m.
Yung poised to run Laughlin casino
CARSON CITY -- William Yung is on his way to taking over a second hotel-casino in Southern Nevada.
11:11 a.m.
Gaming briefs for August 7, 2003
NEW ORLEANS -- The Orleans Levee Board has turned aside a move by Bally's Casino to get financial relief from its lease.
11:11 a.m.
Court rules against reconsideration of judgment
Earlier this year, developer Howard Bulloch's Desert Land LLC was awarded more than $5 million in damages and $660,000 in attorney's fees in a lawsuit against Vestin and its founder, Michael Shustek.
11:11 a.m.
Partnership allows focus on statewide tech development
TechAlliance, once a Northern Nevada technology development organization, has formed a partnership with the state Commission on Economic Development.
11:11 a.m.
Business briefs for August 7, 2003
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Tenet Healthcare Corp., the focus of multiple U.S. investigations, had a second-quarter loss as it wrote down the value of some of its hospitals and spent more to cut jobs and ...
11:11 a.m.
Security move at lake to protect water supply
In a national security move, people will not be allowed to fish, hike or land boats on the southern two-thirds of Saddle Island at Lake Mead, where the intake pipes for Southern Nevada's water supply ...
11:03 a.m.
Nevadans eagerly join Do Not Call list
Register by calling (888) 382-1222 from the number being registered or online at www.donotcall.gov.
11:02 a.m.
Zoning request out, but houses coming
Developers of a controversial housing development in Southern Highlands withdrew their zoning request before Wednesday's meeting of the Clark County Commission.
10:58 a.m.
Idaho AD slated for UNLV interview
Andy Fry, chairman of the athletic director search and screening committee, said Bohn will follow the same interview schedule as previous candidates. He will fly into Las Vegas on Sunday and then spend Monday and ...
10:57 a.m.
PUC to side with Nevada Power in dispute
The state Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to intervene in a contract dispute between Nevada Power Co. and the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
10:56 a.m.
Developer planning new luxury condos
A Texas-based developer has purchased land to develop a luxury condominium tower near the corner of Desert Inn Road and Debbie Reynolds Drive.
10:55 a.m.
Killing ruled justified in downtown chase
A Metro Police K-9 officer was justified in killing an unarmed man who he said appeared to be committing a carjacking in downtown Las Vegas last month, a Clark County coroner's inquest jury ruled Wednesday.
10:55 a.m.
Pregnancy tests of inmates being conducted
CARSON CITY -- Widespread pregnancy testing of female inmates in Nevada prisons has begun after one inmate was found to be pregnant and she named a corrections officer as the father.
10:54 a.m.
City owns Fremont site -- temporarily
The city of Las Vegas is buying the old Metro Police fingerprint building on Fremont Street, but does not plan to own it for very long.
10:54 a.m.
City says 'Bambi' operation front for prostitutes
Las Vegas officials allege the "Hunting for Bambi" video business was actually an escort service that served as a front for prostitution in a complaint filed to revoke the company's license.
10:54 a.m.
Sports briefs
Michael Phelps proved his versatility Wednesday, winning two titles at the national championships at College Park, Md.
10:40 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'Zumanity' lauded for its amorous vibe
The Monday night performance of the highly anticipated, adult-oriented Cirque du Soleil production at New York-New York went off surprisingly well, according to some VegasBeat readers who were in attendance.
10:34 a.m.
Tormey high on UNR's chances in opener
RENO -- Nevada-Reno Coach Chris Tormey opened fall football camp Wednesday with a team he says is the best in his four years with the Wolf Pack, who are seeking their first winning season since ...
10:01 a.m.
Kicker must choose football or military
Hubi Schulze Zumkley had a decision to make. Should he:
10:01 a.m.
Council makes move against junkers in yards
The Las Vegas City Council introduced an ordinance Wednesday that would allow law enforcement officers to ticket people who store vehicles on gravel surfaces of residential front yards.
9:55 a.m.
Federal money will help finish church project
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved $1.8 million in federal grant money to complete the rehabilitation of the historic First Baptist Church into the Downtown Senior Services Center.
9:55 a.m.
Las Vegas counil briefs
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposal to allow its staff to enter into negotiations to lease the closed Crisis Intervention Center to the Salvation Army so that it can serve ...
9:54 a.m.
Northwest project wins over neighbors
The developer of the proposed Centennial Gateway shopping center in northwest Las Vegas won over area residents with changes in design that answered aesthetic concerns and then won over the Las Vegas City Council.
9:54 a.m.
Plea bargain made in standoff, sex assault case
Daniel Keith Myrick, 38, pleaded guilty to a single felony count of attempted coercion. He will face one to five years in prison when he is sentenced before District Judge Donald Mosley on Oct. 1, ...
9:54 a.m.
Obituaries for August 7, 2003
George Basick Jr., 78, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospice. He was born Jan. 12, 1924, in Draper, Wis. A resident for 17 years, he was an engineer for the power company ...
9:54 a.m.
A dozen new schools unveiled
For each of the past three years the Clark County School District has opened at least 10 new schools, a number that would stagger just about any other region.
9:53 a.m.
No size, but a big payday
She will be giving away 20, maybe even 25 pounds for the fight.
9:52 a.m.
Guest columnist Linda Frohlich: Decision: Let's 'Chill' during the offseason
Well, the wait is finally over. My decision is made and everything is official. In a previous column I stated my choices of where I was considering playing this offseason -- in Colorado or returning ...
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Prudhomme fires crew chief on Capps' Funny Car
Todd Okuhara will serve as interim crew chief on Ron Capps' Skoal Green Racing Funny Car after team owner Don Prudhomme relieved Ed McCulloch of his duties as chief tuner this week.
9:46 a.m.
Chen's stature made in Taiwan
Finding a fan favorite
9:45 a.m.
Two children critical in near-drowning incidents
Two children were in critical condition from near drownings in separate incidents within a 24-hour period, authorities said.
9:41 a.m.
Ethics panel debates issue of fines
The Clark County Ethics Task Force will recommend that the Legislature allow fines for ethics violations at the county level and will ask the state Ethics Commission to enforce ethics rules in the county.
9:41 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Temecula, Calif., (FSN), Vassiliy Jirov, Scottsdale, Az., vs. Ernest Mateen, Brooklyn, N.Y., 10, cruiserweights; Lamont Pearson, Capitol Heights, Md., vs. Robbie Peden, Australia, 12, junior lightweights.
9:41 a.m.
Dean support grows in Las Vegas
In a few days an unsuspecting New Hampshire man will receive a handwritten letter in the mail from Las Vegas resident Rich Mathias, urging him to consider voting for Howard Dean in his state's Democratic ...
9:40 a.m.
Jobless claims fell by 3,000
Initial jobless claims dropped by 3,000 to 390,000, the lowest since the week ended Feb. 8, the Labor Department said in Washington. Claims held below 400,000 for a third week, a number that economists say ...
9:40 a.m.
Claridge's return should bolster Rebels
Ryan Claridge was walking off the practice field at Rebel Park following a long three-hour practice in triple-digit heat that was capped by 10 50-yard sprints called "gassers" when he stopped to chat with a ...
9:40 a.m.
Concrete plant approved over protests
The Clark County Commission approved a controversial plant for manufacturing concrete Wednesday over the sharp objections of residents who live near the site off Blue Diamond Road.
9:40 a.m.
Case draws wide TV exposure for hearing
Chronology in the case vs. Kobe Bryant
9:38 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Mouthy Barrios has his hands full with Freitas
Brazil and Argentina may be neighboring countries but they're heated rivals, as proven by the fervor of their soccer matches.
9:36 a.m.
Berkley supports security fence
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., said Wednesday that her trip to Israel this week has convinced her to support that nation's construction of a controversial security fence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
9:30 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 4 p.m.
9:28 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- VERY VEGAS -- Draws good post for sprint opener, Desormeaux aboard, hey look at the name? J LOVES J -- Draws rail box for maiden/claiming dash, Nakatani sits here, needs prompt start ...
9:27 a.m.
Bryant dodges full-court press
What's next for Kobe?
9:25 a.m.
Judge refuses to block feds from claiming casino site
SACRAMENTO -- A federal judge refused Wednesday to prevent a landless Sonoma County Indian tribe from taking over a San Pablo card room, a step opponents fear could lead to a Las Vegas-style casino in ...
9:13 a.m.
Water, sewer rate hike hearings delayed
Public hearings and votes on possible water and sewer rate increases for North Las Vegas customers, scheduled for Wednesday, have been postponed until Sept. 17.
9:12 a.m.
Sailor hits The Beach in homecoming
Petty Officer 2nd Class Gus Berio has spent about half of his 15-plus years in the Navy and Navy Reserve as a hospital corpsman serving with Marines, but he didn't "hit the beach" until he ...
9:12 a.m.
Mountain festival to raise fire awareness
The free event will honor firefighters and military personnel from across the nation who died this year. Clark County Fire Chief Earl Green will be give eulogies, said Pat Vannozzi, chief of the Mount Charleston ...
9:01 a.m.
Residents fail to block apartments
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved a 320-unit, three-story apartment complex for northwest Las Vegas over the objections of single-family homeowners in the area who said the high density will threaten their rural ...
9:01 a.m.
Community briefs for August 7, 2003
Bring a picnic basket Saturday to the free courtyard concert between 7 p.m and 10 p.m. at Aliante at the Nature Discovery Park off the Las Vegas Beltway and Aliante Parkway.
9:00 a.m.
New 'Zu' Revue: Cirque du Soleil gets risque with R-rated 'Zumanity'
The debut of Celine Dion at Caesars Palace's $95-million Colosseum in March might have been the entertainment event of the year in Las Vegas, but Lyn Heward says Cirque du Soleil's much-anticipated venture into eroticism ...
8:48 a.m.
Letter: Speeding has deadly effects
Look at the influences on driving we see on a daily basis. On the left lane of any of our freeways we see ignorant people driving well above the speed limits with little, if any, ...
8:33 a.m.
Letter: Explore ideas to help homeless
Some organizers of shelters want shelters divided into male and female quarters -- but what about the families? Habitat for Humanity builds homes for one family at a time. Why not get all the agencies ...
8:33 a.m.
Letter: Slowing growth is smart solution to water problem
What elected official has opposed the expansion of housing in the valley by requesting the Bureau of Land Management to hold off on land auctions? Who in North Las Vegas asked how many gallons of ...
8:32 a.m.
Editorial: Contract is way, way, way high
As an administrator with the Southern Nevada Home builders Association in the late 1980s, Murphy helped draft the conservation program and as a county administrator in the 1990s she oversaw it. She resigned from the ...
8:32 a.m.
Editorial: Demolition without notice is inexcusable
In the past the Nevada Transportation Department -- headquartered in Carson City, more than 400 miles away from Las Vegas -- has shown a lack of sensitivity to our region. This latest miscue involving demolition ...
8:31 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Susan H. Drongowski: Don't undervalue hospice
DEATH IS an inevitable aspect of the cycle of life. Dying badly is not. However, most of us -- including medical professionals and government and health officials -- are not prepared to confront it. Nevada, ...
8:14 a.m.

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