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Archive for August 18, 2003

Station, partner looking for backup Indian casino site
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. -- After meeting stiff community resistance to its new casino and hotel plans, a tribe is considering backup sites near Rohnert Park, according to city officials.
11:17 a.m.
Residents to get notice on U.S. 95 work
The Nevada Department of Transportation is changing its policy and will inform people who live near the U.S. 95 widening project when demolition is imminent.
11:17 a.m.
News briefs for August 18, 2003
A 6-year-old girl drowned in the swimming pool at the Flamingo hotel Friday night.
11:16 a.m.
Letter: NDOT sorry for inconvenience during project
Prior to any future demolition, the department will make every effort to notify adjacent residents.
11:14 a.m.
Vegas hotel room tax collections at issue
In Business Las Vegas, a sister newspaper to the Las Vegas Sun, reported officials are trying to determine if Internet companies like that buy and re-sell thousands of room nights a year should be ...
11:13 a.m.
Tourist's death on Strip worries county
Clark County has neither the manpower nor the money to check the thousands of utility boxes similar to the one that apparently electrocuted a woman this weekend, a Public Works Department official said today.
11:09 a.m.
Recorder will not manage computer program
The Clark County recorder, at her own request, will no longer be the manager of a program to computerize the office's millions of documents.
11:09 a.m.
Las Vegas to consider creation of energy-efficient animal shelter
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday will consider a contract with Clark County and North Las Vegas that will pave the way for turning the Animal Foundation of Nevada's shelter into a sprawling, energy-efficient ...
11:09 a.m.
Immigrants in abusive homes often live in fear
For longer than Samantha wants to remember, she didn't want to go home because she would be hit. But the 30-year-old mother of three also couldn't go to the police because her husband said he ...
10:57 a.m.
Nevada picked to assess higher education
College students who think they got away from assessment tests when they graduated from high school should think again.
10:56 a.m.
Four-day weeks work in suburbs
Twenty years ago Henderson city officials were faced with a dilemma: The city's union employees were owed a 5 percent pay raise but there wasn't enough money in the budget.
10:55 a.m.
Mortgage lender closes, leaves borrowers in limbo
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mid-sized lender Capitol Commerce Mortgage abruptly closed Friday, stranding hundreds of prospective borrowers who had been counting on the firm to finance home purchases and refinancings at low rates that are no ...
10:48 a.m.
Sports news briefs for August 18, 2003
Carolina Panthers linebacker Mark Fields has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will miss the entire season, the team said Sunday.
10:43 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'Stabilization' next step for 'Zumanity'
As VegasBeat reported Friday, the audience's reaction after Thursday's opening-night show was generally unenthusiastic, to put it kindly.
10:09 a.m.
Fed appeals court won't hear Fremont Street Experience case
Las Vegas filed the appeal in July. Mayor Oscar Goodman said when the final ruling is made the issue will come down to whether the Fremont Street Experience is a public entity or a private ...
9:47 a.m.
Two wounded in shooting that ends in fiery auto crash
One man was in critical condition and another was in serious condition at University Medical Center after a shooting that ended with a fiery crash at Cheyenne Avenue and Lamb Boulevard Sunday night, Metro Police ...
9:46 a.m.
Obituaries for August 18, 2003
Ada Marie Cunningham, 75, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born Sept. 21, 1927, in Westby, Mont. A resident for 48 years, she was a secretary for the Clark County School ...
9:45 a.m.
No protests expected on contract
Protests that generally accompany Animal Foundation of Nevada matters before government bodies are not expected for Wednesday's Las Vegas City Council decision on a contract for the organization's regional shelter, an outspoken critic of the ...
9:44 a.m.
Buses run to AC casinos again
ATLANTIC CITY -- Buses ferrying New York City-area gamblers to and from casinos were back in business Friday, a day after the blackout canceled some service, stranding many people.
9:42 a.m.
Unions to rally on two issues
Culinary Workers Union Local 226, which is escalating its campaign to win representation at the Aladdin and the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, which is seeking support against President Bush's efforts to privatize some ...
9:38 a.m.
Tattoo parlor set for Las Vegas casino
The idea was crafted by Palms owner George Maloof, motorcross rider Carey Hart and Las Vegas nightclub promoter John Huntington.
9:37 a.m.
Girl killed in fire identified
The fire occurred at about 3:30 a.m. when the bedroom of the girl's northeast Las Vegas home was engulfed in flames and smoke.
9:37 a.m.
Environmental assessment set
The Bad River and St. Croix bands of the Lake Superior Chippewa proposed the casino just west of Interstate 90 near the city's wastewater treatment plant.
9:26 a.m.
Falcons like their Chance
9:15 a.m.
Retailer in pact with RealNetworks
The deal, which unites traditional sales with the fledgling Internet business of digital music, boosts competition among companies racing to distinguish themselves in the market for legally downloading songs and albums over the Internet.
9:15 a.m.
Young broadcasters tout Games
The announcements promote the Inner-City Games goal to provide after-school programming and the Clark County Reads Literacy program.
9:14 a.m.
Chain's profit jumps 28%
The Wilkesboro, N.C.-based company reported a profit of $597 million for the quarter ended Aug. 1, a 27.8 percent increase over the same period a year ago when its the profit was $467 million.
9:14 a.m.
MDA gives out achievement honor
Smith, 52, of Boulder City was selected for the honor because of her history of advocacy.
9:13 a.m.
Jackson steps in to carry load in scrimmage
Standing 5-foot-7 and weighing just 175 pounds, Erick Jackson sometimes gets confused for UNLV's other Smurfish tailback, 5-foot-6, 165-pound Dominique Dorsey.
9:09 a.m.
Scholarship rules up to lawmakers
CARSON CITY -- Relying on the advice of their attorney, the Board of Regents last week declined to change the policy that allows undocumented aliens to qualify for Millennium Scholarships.
9:08 a.m.
Some regents want vote on student fees reconsidered
CARSON CITY -- UNLV won approval last week to raise student fees to finance the expansion of the Moyer Student Union and to construct a recreation center -- but some officials say that decision could ...
9:08 a.m.
U.S. 95 work won't be kept secret
The Nevada Department of Transportation is changing its policy and will inform people who live near the U.S. 95 widening project when demolition is imminent.
9:07 a.m.
Hearing coincides with homeland security exercise
WASHINGTON -- The focus in Las Vegas this week is homeland security.
9:07 a.m.
Romano: 51s' 'yo-yo' man
Jason Romano knows I-15 very well.
8:55 a.m.
LV's Schwikert has rough night
Although she posted a team-high score of 9.350 in the vault, Schwikert, a native Las Vegan and 2000 Olympian, failed to top 9.00 in the uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise during qualifying at ...
8:55 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Stevens takes wild ride at Arlington
While filming the movie "Seabiscuit," jockey Gary Stevens would keep the interest in his day job by scooting off to the racetrack when his schedule permitted. After all, Stevens knew he would return to the ...
8:55 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Another Las Vegan comes up short at PGA
The big crowd around the bowl-shaped 13th green gasped as Chad Campbell's incoming shot took a short hop over the edge of the flag-stick-protected cup and came to rest 2 feet past the hole. A ...
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Harrah's CEO omitted tax facts
He gives various information, but only enough to produce a smoke-screen effect. He tells us that the hotel, casino and resort industry has a 4 percent profit margin, but he doesn't tell us if that ...
8:42 a.m.
Editorial: No denying this conflict of interest
Deane argues that she foresaw major problems with the Virginia company and acted in the best interests of the taxpayers. She was concerned, she told Sun reporter Launce Rake, with the ultimate cost of the ...
8:40 a.m.
Editorial: Back to school -- with creative flair
Sun reporter Emily Richmond, reporting about the innovations, found students who couldn't wait for school to begin. For this we give the district's "bureaucrats" a lot of credit.
8:40 a.m.
Highs and lows: A top-to-bottom ranking of area roller coasters
At least, some of them.
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for August 18, 2003
At this time next week, school bells throughout the land will be clanging, marking the end of summer vacation and ushering students back to the books.
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Nonclub possesses star power
So the Boulder City resident has started a club that isn't a club for people who share his passion for gazing at stars.
8:20 a.m.

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