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Archive for August 20, 2003

Many Las Vegans left stranded
Safety tips
11:24 a.m.
Flood control system did its job, officials say
Despite the images of people being plucked from the roofs of their submerged cars on roadways turned into rivers, the flood control system built in the Las Vegas Valley over the last 16 years worked, ...
11:20 a.m.
July passenger count increases
McCarran spokeswoman Hilarie Grey said today that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has detected a post-Iraq war resurgence in vacations and visitation for the month. This was enhanced with Independence Day falling as ...
11:17 a.m.
Teen to stand trial in grandfather's killing
The Las Vegas teen accused of killing his grandfather last month said he heard voices that told him his grandfather's time was up, according to court testimony Tuesday.
11:17 a.m.
Clinic won't be able to treat sex offenders
A rape counseling center that allegedly has been operating without a Las Vegas business license and subsequently closed during a city investigation last week was back in business today.
11:17 a.m.
Hearings open on nuke waste water
CARSON CITY -- The state attorney general's office said today allowing underground water to be used in the development and operation of a high-level nuclear dump at Yucca Mountain will "drastically undermine future beneficial uses ...
11:13 a.m.
Slot maker to debut machines
The new games will include a series of slots based on the "Saturday Night Live" television show. Games will feature SNL stars Dan Aykroyd, Dana Carvey, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Adam Sandler and Mike Meyers.
11:13 a.m.
Backup casino site optioned
Station Casinos Inc. of Las Vegas has a contract to develop and manage a the casino for the tribe.
11:13 a.m.
Father facing charges of child neglect
A Boulder City man who had left his three young children alone in a truck when it rolled down his driveway and into a block wall will face a child neglect and endangerment charge in ...
11:08 a.m.
Las Vegas swamped, braces for more rain
The biggest storm since 1999 swamped Las Vegas on Tuesday, flooding the northwest valley, where dozens of people had to be rescued from flash floods.
11:06 a.m.
Resident comes to aid of stranded kids at day-care center
Parents arriving to pick up their kids at the Education Station Preschool on Tuesday evening found a waist-deep river separating them from their stranded children. Some could hear their preschoolers shouting to them from across ...
11:06 a.m.
Sunrise Hospital pursues trauma center
Executives at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center are considering opening the valley's second trauma center just three miles away from the existing one.
11:02 a.m.
Three big transportation projects moving forward
Transportation planners say Southern Nevadans should be able to celebrate on Jan. 20, in the spring of 2006 and sometime in 2007.
11:01 a.m.
Park Service to maintain custody of bomber at bottom of Lake Mead
A B-29 Superfortress bomber that crashed into Lake Mead in 1948 will remain under 200 feet of water and in the custody of the National Park Service, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
11:00 a.m.
School testing company flunks again
CARSON CITY -- A national company, already fined $425,000 for mistakes in grading high school proficiency tests, has made another major blunder.
11:00 a.m.
LV soldier injured by land mine
Sgt. Jeremy McLoughlin of the 72nd Military Police based in Henderson was part of a convoy that was heading back to its base of operations, a prison, in northeast Baghdad. A lieutenant from a different ...
10:53 a.m.
Motorola to wrap ad on LV monorail car
Motorola Inc., a Schaumburg, Ill.-based technology company observing its 75th anniversary this year, will be the second company to sponsor a train on the Las Vegas Monorail.
10:45 a.m.
Johnson sells stake in Fatburger
Johnson sells stake in Fatburger
10:42 a.m.
Recent floods
The Clark County Regional Flood Control District reported on its website that the county has lost 26 lives in 13 separate flash flood events since 1960. At least nine of those floods each caused at ...
10:20 a.m.
California offers waste compromise
WASHINGTON -- California may allow some waste shipments from the Nevada Test Site to the Energy Department's waste storage facility in New Mexico, but only if an alternate route -- including one through Nevada -- ...
9:49 a.m.
County official details downtown project problems
Clark County's troubled construction projects, the Regional Justice Center and the adjacent Clark County Detention Center, remain just that -- troubled, a county official told the county commission Tuesday.
9:47 a.m.
Family calls man shot by police a curious bystander
A North Las Vegas Police officer who responded to reports of a gang-related shooting at the Judith Villas apartment complex last week shot and wounded an 18-year-old man because he appeared to be reaching for ...
9:47 a.m.
Man will face murder charge
After a preliminary hearing, Justice of the Peace Karen Bennett-Haron determined there was enough evidence against Reyes Olivares to warrant a single count of open murder with a deadly weapon in the shooting death of ...
9:46 a.m.
Court denies bail for Murphy
CARSON CITY -- Sandy Murphy, whose conviction in the slaying of Las Vegas casino executive Ted Binion was overturned, will have to take her request for bail to District Judge Joseph Bonaventure.
9:46 a.m.
Terrorist exercise points out flaws
CARSON CITY -- Glitches have cropped up in the government's response to the simulated terrorist biological attack on the Las Vegas Strip, officials said Tuesday.
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Vasser: 200 career starts means I'm getting old
Jimmy Vasser isn't getting overly emotional about making his 200th career Champ Car start in Sunday's Molson Indy Montreal.
9:35 a.m.
Champ doesn't feel any pressure
Pressure? What pressure?
9:34 a.m.
Canada employees reject union
Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said employees in Thompson, Manitoba, rejected joining the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
9:34 a.m.
Shetakis, longtime food distributor to resorts, dies
Jim Shetakis started his Las Vegas food distribution business in the back of his pickup truck in 1948 and, 30 years later, amid overblown federal allegations that his warehouse had been contaminated, he returned to ...
9:34 a.m.
Faga brothers reunite at UNLV
UNLV senior fullback Andrew Faga calls it a privilege to be able to play football this season with younger brother Faauo, a freshman linebacker.
9:34 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
Post Time 2 p.m.
9:33 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Thursday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- BIS REPETITAS -- Scratched from recent stakes engagement for this spot, Valdivia atop Frankel trainee for owner Gann, enough said. WINNING STRIPES -- Solis scales Morey, Jr., trainee for turf mile allowance/claiming ...
9:33 a.m.
Retiree sues Citigroup after losing life savings
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A retiree who lost his $2 million life savings when former WorldCom stock plummeted amid the company's collapse last year has sued Citigroup for pain and suffering.
9:31 a.m.
Obituaries for August 20, 2003
Alberto Alvidrez, 65, of Las Vegas died July 16 in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 31, 1937.
9:31 a.m.
Tourists on Strip unfazed by storm
Evidence on the Strip of Tuesday's rain came in the form of closed outdoor seating areas and scattered puddles on the sidewalk, but most tourists said the wet weather hasn't put a damper on their ...
9:31 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Player of Year honors still up for grabs
Shaun Micheel's surprise victory Sunday in our final major golf event of the year, the PGA Championship, was a deserving reward for a young man who proved his talent over the demanding Oak Hill Country ...
9:31 a.m.
Drug to compete with Viagra
The new drug, Levitra, is in the same family as Viagra. Both work by targeting an enzyme important for maintaining an erection. The Food and Drug Administration approved Levitra Tuesday.
9:31 a.m.
Few Nevada properties are insured against floods
Nevada led the nation last year with a 10.56 percent increase in policies that were purchased by property owners under the National Flood Insurance Program but relatively few properties in the state are insured against ...
9:30 a.m.
Community briefs for August 20, 2003
The Internal Revenue Service and the Nevada Microenterprise Initiative are offering a free workshop Thursday for those starting a new business or for people in business who would like information on federal, state, county and ...
9:30 a.m.
Consultant: Tenn.-Ga. lottery "most attractive"
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A cooperative venture between the Tennessee and Georgia lotteries would be "most attractive," garnering up to $248 million over seven years that Tennessee would not make going it alone, state lottery officials ...
9:29 a.m.
Casino revenue declines
Black Hawk's 22 casinos accounted for $43.9 million or 71.2 percent of the statewide adjusted gross proceeds, or gaming win, up from $41.9 million in June but down from $46.6 million the previous July.
9:28 a.m.
Goals remain lofty at CSU
Editor's note: Third in a series previewing MWC football.
9:28 a.m.
51s GM: Incident 'bad for us'
Las Vegas 51s officials said Tuesday they reevaluated security procedures at Cashman Field this season after a July incident when visiting players left the field and jumped onto the bleacher railing after a fan apparently ...
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Here are 10 suggestions for Hamrick
Mike Hamrick and his wife spent Tuesday house-hunting in Las Vegas and preparing for his move here as UNLV's new athletic director.
9:21 a.m.
Louisiana casinos post flat July results
NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana's state-licensed casinos won $175.9 million from gamblers in July, typically one of the industry's busiest months, but the take was only a fraction above last July even with a new major ...
9:19 a.m.
AIDS awareness key issue for Berkley
When Rep. Shelley Berkley returns to Washington after Labor Day, one of her goals will be to lobby for more funds and resources for AIDS awareness and prevention programs, she said.
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Reasons for war were baseless
Because no weapons have been found, Bush's rhetoric has had to evolve as well. First he said Saddam "has" weapons of mass destruction. Now he says Saddam "had" a weapons' program.
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Policy failures pile up for Bush
A few of the statistics that I watch are the increasing number of war dead, the rising price of gas, the growing unemployment numbers, the number of states struggling to balance their budgets and the ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Each entity must assist homeless
I live in West Las Vegas, where we bear the brunt of the homeless problem. I have a problem with people -- especially the residents of affluent communities who don't see or feel the effects ...
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Outages no fuss in rural areas
Now, I'm fortunate enough to live in a small town like Pahrump. There are so many benefits, like no traffic, no stress and lower insurance rates. Like most rural families here, I am on a ...
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Legal system is failing victims
The system claims overcrowded conditions and the need to expeditiously move the defendant through the channels so as not to cause any bottlenecks. The rights of the victims are placed on the back burner and ...
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Victims must be allowed to speak in court
Baker, the assistant public defender, said the victim giving an impact statement makes a "carnival aspect out of the courtroom." If Baker had a heart or had ever been a victim himself, he would not ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Reaction to Strip death was terrible
We were taken aback by the initial response -- likely motivated by frustration -- from the Clark County Public Works Department. "It was a tragedy. But we just don't have the manpower or the budget ...
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: A mentor in reverse could come in handy
The county's Regional Justice Center is still not done, despite an original hoped-for completion date of late 1999. It's also $15 million over budget. It's also mired in legal wrangling with contractors. There's already a ...
8:50 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Arts community gets boost from workshop
The midday workshop and press conference to acquaint nonprofits with federal arts funding opportunities was made possible by the sponsorship of Steve Brooks, president of The Art Institute of Las Vegas.
8:18 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Home Goods leaves you wanting more
During a recent visit to Carlsbad, Calif., a friend told me about Home Goods, a fabulous store owned by the same company that owns the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls stores.
8:17 a.m.

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