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Archive for August 25, 2003

Stratosphere execs eye new features for resort
The Stratosphere is considering a variety of new features to drive additional revenue to the resort, including a convention center, nightclub and indoor racetrack, company officials say.
11:48 a.m.
Some high-end cars require high octane gasoline
Rising gas prices can drive motorists to take unconventional steps in search of savings, but those who skimp on octane risk getting burned, experts say.
11:48 a.m.
Oregon senators move to expand gambling
SALEM, Ore. -- In a move to ease the state's budget problems, the Oregon Senate voted Saturday to allow Oregon Lottery retailers to add a sixth video poker machine.
11:46 a.m.
Nevada hospital profits drop 26 percent
CARSON CITY -- The profits of Nevada hospitals dropped by 26 percent in 2002 and Sunrise Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas was dethroned as the top money maker in the state.
11:46 a.m.
Misting systems take edge off summer heat
It's 116 degrees in Palm Springs, Calif., and Craig Littleton is cool with that. Sitting in the large outdoor patio of Sherman's Deli, Littleton is quite comfortable indeed.
11:45 a.m.
Gaming news briefs for August 25, 2003
MGM MIRAGE has selected Cox Communications to provide in-room video and data technology services at 13 of its casinos nationwide.
11:45 a.m.
Five hospitals sold
The hospitals, which have a total of 1,061 licensed beds, are: Seven Rivers Community Hospital in Crystal River, Fla.; Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma, Tenn.; University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn.; Three Rivers Healthcare ...
11:43 a.m.
Retailer's profit soars
At the end of the previous quarter, Nordstrom had forecast second-quarter earnings of 35 to 40 cents per share.
11:42 a.m.
Gas prices keep rising in Las Vegas, nationwide
Gasoline prices rose in Las Vegas and nationwide last week and today, and industry experts are mixed on the chances for relief anytime soon.
11:41 a.m.
Arrest made in tanning-video case
Eric Ivan Terry was arrested at Fort Apache Road and Tropicana Avenue after the fugitive unit responded to a tip. Terry had two false identification cards in the name of David Jay Terry, police said.
11:37 a.m.
Subcritical nuclear test scheduled in 2004
Federal scientists are preparing to conduct a nuclear materials experiment at the Nevada Test Site in 2004, the National Nuclear Security Administration said.
11:37 a.m.
Pair arrested in stabbing death
James Ray Walker, 47, and Mary Smith, 51, both of Las Vegas, were arrested and charged with murder with a deadly weapon and robbery in connection with the death of Christine M. Anziano, 33, of ...
11:36 a.m.
News briefs for August 25, 2003
The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a District Court to look into claims that convicted killer Kitrich Powell did not have effective representation at his penalty hearing at which he received the death penalty for ...
11:33 a.m.
Driver arrested in pedestrian's death
Dolores Arana Lopez, 47, of North Las Vegas, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which happened around 7 a.m. at the intersection of Decatur Boulevard and Alexander Road, according to the Clark ...
11:32 a.m.
Panel to report on the state of civil rights
The state arm of the federal agency charged with monitoring civil rights violations nationwide will be preparing a comprehensive report on civil rights in Nevada.
11:30 a.m.
Nine teens charged in attack on three others
Prosecutors have levied felony charges against nine teenage boys who authorities allege waged a violent attack on three other teen boys at a party in a gated community by pummeling the boys with rocks and ...
11:22 a.m.
New, improved schools open
Since she found out in April she had been accepted to attend the new international studies magnet program at Sandy Miller Elementary school, Yanira Graham, 6, has asked her mother repeatedly if today is the ...
11:21 a.m.
Flood's effects linger for some Las Vegans
As storm clouds slammed into the Spring Mountains west of Las Vegas on Sunday, Jeff and Kristal Ermilio moved some essential papers and their pet cat Oliver from their northwest apartment, which had been inundated ...
11:21 a.m.
Gibbons won't run for Senate
Citing unresolved issues that need his attention in the House of Representatives, Congressman Jim Gibbons this morning announced he will not run for the U.S. Senate next year.
11:20 a.m.
Council aims to reduce golf course budget
The Boulder City Council on Tuesday will look into financial issues surrounding the troubled Boulder Creek Golf Club, including whether to ask voters to approve the sale of land around the course to help pay ...
11:19 a.m.
LV to rebuild park lost to 95 widening
Fulfilling a promise made four years ago to residents of Charleston Heights, the city of Las Vegas is rebuilding a neighborhood park that was taken away to widen U.S. 95 and rebuild an elementary school.
11:18 a.m.
Applebee's death believed a homicide
A 45-year-old man was found dead this morning inside a Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar in Henderson, the victim of an apparent homicide, police said.
11:18 a.m.
Ashcroft will visit Las Vegas to pitch Patriot Act
Attorney General John Ashcroft will include Las Vegas in his tour of Western states next week to pitch the benefits of the controversial USA Patriot Act.
11:18 a.m.
Births
July 28:
10:26 a.m.
Simulated plague spreads during second week
As Operation Determined Progress moves into its second week today in the county, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the military move to the forefront of the national terrorism drill.
10:24 a.m.
Letter: President brings sense of decency
And candidates running for the presidential elections in 2004 are just as bad as the Clintons. They mock the war, when we have American and British soldiers dying over there for us and our country.
10:24 a.m.
Letter: Bush has done so much damage
PATRICIA RUSTIGIAN
10:24 a.m.
Letter: Doing nothing for homeless is not working
From a strictly pragmatic business perspective, something needs to be done to move this scene of human suffering away from the Strip. A shelter like the former MASH Village at least provides minimal services, allowing ...
10:23 a.m.
Obituaries for August 25, 2003
Christine Maria Anziano, 33, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Jan. 29, 1970, in Smithtown, N.Y. A resident for 12 years, she was a medical assistant.
10:22 a.m.
Editorial: Growing schools are our responsibility
After that, they might want to take note of the sheer numbers of students and think about what that means for the Las Vegas Valley. For the near future, it means continued vitality as the ...
10:21 a.m.
Editorial: Bush policy is hurting AmeriCorps
The president got a lot of mileage out of the popular program in his 2002 State of the Union address. He invoked all the genuine images the program has inspired since its inception in 1993, ...
10:20 a.m.
Gladiators have eye on replacement QB
After a year of maddening inconsistency and lackluster performance at quarterback, the Las Vegas Gladiators targeted the position as a top offseason priority.
9:46 a.m.
Utah's new coach eyes an air attack
UTAH AT A GLANCE
9:46 a.m.
Passing fancy
Prep football previews
9:44 a.m.
Victory provides emotional end to Busch's week
Kurt Busch put a triumphant cap on the most turbulent week in his brief NASCAR Winston Cup career by winning Saturday night's Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
9:40 a.m.
Man of Troy
LOS ANGELES -- Dr. Phil or Dr. Laura don't have anything on USC football coach Pete Carroll when it comes to dealing with family issues and problems.
9:39 a.m.
Rebels building tradition
Rebels schedule
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Horse, jockey dialed in for Pacific win
A leading cell phone company should get on their wireless horns and immediately sign up jockey Julie Krone and trainer Ron McAnally. If not for two important phone calls, these two Hall of Famers would ...
9:30 a.m.
Rocky Mountain low: Rams-Buffs in jeopardy
For intensity on the first full weekend of the college football season, it's hard to top the battle for a Rocky Mountain High between bitter in-state rivals Colorado and Colorado State.
9:27 a.m.
Seeing Red
Opening narration from the book "War of the Worlds."
9:26 a.m.
Mars Missions
Nov. 28, 1964:
8:46 a.m.
Red Planet close-up
At nearly 34.6 million miles away, Wednesday will mark the closest Mars has been in 60,000 years.
8:45 a.m.
Benatar piqued by new wave at Mandalay Bay
Who: Pat Benatar
8:43 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Grandparents won't give up custody fight
Nancy Sirlin held out a child's drawing of two girls created entirely in green marker.
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for Aug. 25, 2003
It's nearly Labor Day weekend, when roads, planes, trains and hotels throughout the country will be jam-packed with travelers in search of a final summer getaway.
8:37 a.m.

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