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Archive for August 13, 2003

Schwarzenegger terminated from new slot game
Reno-based slot machine maker International Game Technology is unveiling a new machine based on the popular "Terminator" movie franchise.
11:28 a.m.
Newspaper insert touts fight against Yucca
The issue of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository is not a done deal, Clark County officials hope to convince residents with a advertising insert in today's newspapers.
11:25 a.m.
Survey shows support for tax to aid UMC
About seven of every 10 Clark County voters would support a payroll tax on medium and large businesses that do not provide their employees health insurance to fund health care for the uninsured, a new ...
11:24 a.m.
Lawsuit over assault on CAT bus settled
Court records show the matter was settled Monday in a hearing before District Judge Kathy Hardcastle.
11:22 a.m.
Students get OK to use cell phones
Clark County students will soon be allowed to use cellular phones and pagers during lunch and on school district buses.
11:14 a.m.
Argument heard on Crazy Horse
U.S. Magistrate Peggie Leen heard arguments this morning about whether FBI agents violated an order to return property seized from the Crazy Horse Too topless club.
11:13 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Broadbent model for politicians
Bob Broadbent was one of those rare politicians who believed in that calling.
11:12 a.m.
Shoppers crowd county parking
The newly opened Las Vegas Premium Outlets have drawn droves of shoppers to the shops -- including many who have chosen to park their cars in the lots conveniently located across the street.
11:11 a.m.
Slain LV ex-cop may have sold drugs
An internal affairs investigation earlier this year of a former Metro cop killed Monday by police after he kidnapped his doctor showed the officer might have been selling prescription drugs as well as abusing them, ...
11:10 a.m.
NLV officer shoots 18-year-old man
An 18-year-old man was in critical condition this morning after being shot by a North Las Vegas police officer.
11:09 a.m.
Kenny listed as defendant in criminal case
Former Clark County Commissioner Erin Kenny is listed as a defendant in a federal criminal case, and people familiar with an ongoing FBI probe into possible political corruption say she is cooperating with federal agents.
11:07 a.m.
Popular restaurant is gutted
A pre-dawn, three-alarm fire today destroyed a West Las Vegas restaurant that has been a popular hangout for movers and shakers in the local black community.
11:06 a.m.
Nevada casino win up in June
CARSON CITY -- After two straight months of declining revenue, Nevada casinos rebounded in June as their winnings from gamblers totaled $809.l million, up 13.2 percent from June 2002.
11:04 a.m.
Chicago investor picks up prime Nevada Power parcels
Cash strapped Nevada Power Co. will have an extra $24.8 million in the bank thanks to a successful land auction.
11:01 a.m.
Inmate escapes from Jean camp
Erica Valenzuela, 25, left the camp about 9 p.m. Tuesday. She was serving a one- to four-year sentence and stands 5-foot-8, 160 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. She has several tattoos, including one ...
11:01 a.m.
Vegas firm emerges from conservatorship
The Las Vegas company has received an infusion of capital to correct its insolvency and filed a plan of corrective action with the state Financial Institutions Division, said Mark Krueger, deputy attorney general.
11:00 a.m.
Nevada ads target California companies
Through a partnership with the state's Commission on Economic Development, the NDA is spending $600,000 on a sustained media campaign running this week through June 21, 2004. The quarter-page ads are running in the business ...
11:00 a.m.
UNLV picks Hamrick
Mike Hamrick had just picked up his twin 15-year-old sons, Brett and Justin, from junior varsity football practice at Rose High School in Greenville, N.C., when he got a call from his wife, Soletta.
10:56 a.m.
Schools practicing without trainers
With enveloping 104-degree heat in the forecast, as many as 19 local high schools will begin their most intense week of football practice Thursday without medical staff on site.
10:55 a.m.
Slot maker receives rights to two game shows
The company will draw from "the wealth of classic audio and video available" to create the machines, IGT vice president of game design Joe Kaminkow said.
10:54 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE chief joins board of home builder
Lanni joined MGM Grand Inc. in June 1995 as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. He oversaw the acquisition of Mirage Resorts Inc. by MGM Grand Inc. thereby creating ...
10:54 a.m.
Extradited murder suspect booked into jail
Perry Monroe, 29, was booked Tuesday into the Clark County Detention Center on one count each of murder and first-degree kidnapping, each with use of a deadly weapon, officials at the jail said this morning.
10:51 a.m.
Pinnacle to build Argentine casino
The complex would replace a 22-year-old building located at the back of the parking lot of the regional airport in Neuquen.
10:47 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Copperfield projects magic with Project Magic
Hardly. Being a patient and going through a rigorous physical therapy program is often far from magical.
10:47 a.m.
Freedom ride to aid immigrants
Supporters of immigrants rights drew inspiration Tuesday from Dr. Martin Luther King on the 40th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream" speech at a rally near King's statue at Martin Luther King Boulevard and ...
9:35 a.m.
Monorail named in tribute to Broadbent
The board of directors for the private Las Vegas Monorail Co. renamed the monorail Tuesday, three days after Broadbent died at Boulder City Hospital.
9:35 a.m.
Yucca legal team to aid Utah fight
WASHINGTON -- The legal team that is preparing to fight the Yucca Mountain Project in federal court for Nevada will now also advise Utah on its own potential nuclear waste storage site.
9:34 a.m.
Obituaries for August 13, 2003
Louis F. Basile, 63, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1940, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for eight years, he was a retired mason.
9:23 a.m.
Report paints poor picture of LV homeless
A report out this week gives what may be the most complete picture of the Las Vegas Valley's homeless in recent years, a period that has seen great controversy over the thousands living in the ...
9:22 a.m.
Crime spree suspect may have been away when cabbie killed
The former cabdriver who allegedly committed a series of armed taxicab robberies may have been in California when a driver for Western Cab was killed Monday.
9:21 a.m.
News briefs for August 13, 2003
The human remains found in a drainage culvert Tuesday afternoon appeared to be those of a homicide victim, Metro Police said.
9:20 a.m.
Council to vote on lease for solar power project
The Boulder City Council is set to vote in two weeks on a more than 40-year lease for 350 acres in Eldorado Valley for what officials have said would be the first large solar power ...
9:19 a.m.
Healthy, focused Dorsey eyes big year
Standing just 5-foot-6 and weighing just 163 pounds, UNLV running back Dominique Dorsey might be easily overlooked.
9:18 a.m.
Fed says rates to stay at low
WASHINGTON -- Amid signs of economic revival, the Federal Reserve held a key short-term interest rate at a 45-year low on Tuesday and signaled its intention to keep credit easy "for a considerable period."
9:18 a.m.
Three automakers drop suits
General Motors Corp., DaimlerChrysler and Isuzu Motors said the latest incarnation of a policy that's been 13 years in the making convinced them to settle litigation with state air regulators, who agreed to drop appeals.
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Odom takes his money and runs
Being young, naive and easily led has always been a handy excuse.
9:18 a.m.
Four Illinois casinos gain state approval to reduce hours
CHICAGO -- Four Illinois casinos will be open fewer hours and some expect to lay off workers, a move casino executives say is a result of higher state gambling taxes that lawmakers approved this spring.
9:17 a.m.
Borgata lifts AC results
ATLANTIC CITY -- The Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa won $46.9 million from gamblers in its first month, staking New Jersey's casino industry to its most lucrative month ever.
9:17 a.m.
PGA Championship tee times
Thursday: first hole; Friday: 10th hole
9:15 a.m.
P. Verde to open regional vs. Colo.
The Panthers (29-14) -- known in the tournament as Las Vegas Post 40 -- open the tournament against the Niwot Legion A team from Colorado (59-11) Thursday at 10 a.m. That game is followed by ...
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Furyk a good pick to win at Oak Hill
The final major is upon us, with the 85th staging of our PGA Championship scheduled to begin tomorrow over the par-70, 7,134-yard Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y.
9:13 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Lasoski eyes 3rd WoO Knoxville Nationals title
Danny Lasoski led the O'Reilly World of Outlaws Series points standings for 45 of the first 46 events this season but now trails 17-time WoO champion Steve Kinser by 21 points.
9:11 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Thursday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- CYBER SLEW -- Draws good middle post for Cal-bred sprint opener, Smith sits O'Neill trainee, adds blinkers for this diploma try. GO BABY ICE -- Flores aboard Jones trainee, needs prompt start ...
9:09 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:08 a.m.
New welfare office approved
The division will lease the property from the Vista Group for 10 years starting at $1.19 per square foot and increasing to $1.55 per square foot in the final year of the lease at 3330 ...
8:51 a.m.
Editorial: Secrecy envelops nuke waste
An Energy Department spokesman said the appropriate agencies had been notified, but the department's definition of "appropriate" is in serious need of expansion. Lisa Gue, an energy analyst for the anti-nuclear group Public Citizen, notes ...
8:50 a.m.
Testing company that botched exams is given new contracts
CARSON CITY -- A national educational testing company that was roundly criticized for mistakes in grading proficiency exams of more than 700 Nevada high school students has been given an $18 million extension on its ...
8:50 a.m.
Letter: Outpatient cap makes no sense
Effective Sept. 1, Medicare will limit the outpatient therapy care to a maximum of $1,590 a year. It would, however, continue to pay in excess of that amount for physical therapy provided it was done ...
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Big cat legislation is long overdue
Two years ago I served on a Clark County committee to craft a law to help with both public safety and the welfare of the animals. On the committee were representatives of area animal-control offices, ...
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Better water rule enforcement, service needed
My husband called last Sunday about a water leak in front of our house on the street. A few times during the week, someone came to mark off the area. When they finally came to ...
8:48 a.m.
Editorial: Prejudice and policy
Segerblom was making the point that the city has an obligation to property owners, pedestrians and other citizens who object to the lingering presence of homeless people. She sought to differentiate between the homeless and ...
8:48 a.m.
Community briefs for August 13, 2003
The Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living will host a benefits-planning workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Community College of Southern Nevada, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
8:47 a.m.
Library system seeking private sources of funds
After failing to secure public dollars to expand the county's library system, district officials are now turning to private sources for help.
8:47 a.m.
Judge: Not 'a more despicable pair'
Randy Norris knew his stepson was headed down the wrong path when he began skipping school and quit his part-time job. But he never thought the teen would plot a bizarre murder-for-hire scheme that was ...
8:40 a.m.
Offer to settle with fired worker rejected
CARSON CITY -- Attorney General Brian Sandoval said Tuesday his office has rejected a proposed $3.5 million settlement for a former state employee who won a U.S. Supreme Court ruling after being fired for taking ...
8:40 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Foundation is going strong, say founders
The Resnicks, prominent members of the entertainment industry, lost their 5-month-old daughter, Lili Claire, to Williams syndrome in 1997. It is in her memory, and through the Resnicks' ongoing efforts and those of friends, that ...
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Spa Angel a hit on the boulevard
Spa Angel owner Alice Mary Bergendorff was previously the gift and beauty buyer for Canyon Ranch Spa shops. Spa Angel specializes in bath and beauty products, unusual gifts, fashions by New York designer Maureene Keene, ...
8:19 a.m.
Highlights of FY02-03 revenue report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $9.56 billion win in fiscal 2002-2003, up 2.8 percent. In June, clubs won $809.2 million, up 13.3 percent.
6:06 a.m.

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