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Archive for December 2, 2003

Williams to be fired from city job
Assemblyman Wendell Williams is going to be fired from his job at Las Vegas City Hall and Sharon Segerblom will be offered an unspecified option that would allow her to remain employed by the city, ...
11:08 a.m.
Death a 'wake-up call'
The death of a teenage girl, an innocent bystander in what police say was possibly a gang- or drug-related shootout, should force a generation of youngsters in her neighborhood to recognize the danger in their ...
11:07 a.m.
LV pedicab operator shuts down
Las Vegas' largest operator of pedicabs -- bicycle-powered rickshaws that move tourists up and down the Strip -- is taking his vehicles off the road after his drivers were threatened with arrest for operating illegally.
11:06 a.m.
Kerkorian testifies he was deceived by Daimler
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian testified today that he never would have supported the deal creating DaimlerChrysler if it had not been portrayed as a "merger of equals" between the American and German ...
11:05 a.m.
High court validates NLV police search
WASHINGTON -- A North Las Vegas man will be heading back to prison after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously this morning that police did not violate his rights by waiting only 20 seconds before ...
11:04 a.m.
Sierra Pacific seeks boost in Northern Nevada rates
CARSON CITY -- Sierra Pacific Power Co. asked the state Public Service Commission Monday for permission to raise rates by $95 million, calling for an average 9.7 percent overall rate hike for its 350,000 customers ...
11:04 a.m.
CEO leaves banking post
Dennis Guldin, who also served as president and has been with the bank since it began operations in January 1998, announced an early retirement and left to pursue other interests, said Arvind Menon, executive vice ...
11:04 a.m.
Powerline dangers exposed in fatal try to rescue cat
A Las Vegas man was electrocuted Saturday night trying to rescue a cat who climbed a power pole -- a death that illustrates why the company does not allow its employees to attempt such rescues, ...
11:04 a.m.
Interfaith vigil: Fight against AIDS honored
About 100 Las Vegans lifted candles in the darkness at Christ the King Catholic Community on Monday night, celebrating patients, doctors, nurses and counselors battling AIDS.
11:00 a.m.
Slayings suspect describes rage
Bert Matthews, the 33-year-old Las Vegas resident charged with killing his father and a friend on Thanksgiving Day, told police the shooting started as a suicide gone awry and turned into a double homicide when ...
10:58 a.m.
County hears from all sides on tower
Those wishing to comment on the proposed Station Casinos' tower in Summerlin may call the Clark County voice-mail system at 455-6353.
10:58 a.m.
Defendants plead their cases on Internet
Supporters of a 20-year-old woman convicted of first-degree murder have taken their fight to prove her innocence to cyberspace, a phenomenon that is becoming more common in high-profile criminal cases.
10:56 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Tanisha's streets still not safe
The 13-year-old, who was just three doors from her house when a bullet struck her in the head, had the misfortune of living in one of the more crime-infested neighborhoods in North Las Vegas, near ...
10:56 a.m.
Fired CCSN official tells his side
John Cummings said the reason he was removed as the lobbyist and adviser to the president of Community College of Southern Nevada can be summed up in five words: It's all about a woman.
10:56 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: No limit to Las Vegas programming
At 9 p.m. today on Bravo (Cox cable channel 53), the first of the six-week series "Celebrity Poker Showdown" airs.
10:47 a.m.
Pilots' union rejects America West contract
PHOENIX -- The Air Line Pilots Association today rejected a proposed three-year contract with America West Airlines -- the second rejected contract in less than year.
10:46 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Dec. 2, 2003
Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport is now Southwest Airlines' busiest by number of daily nonstop flight operations, the company said today.
10:35 a.m.
10:28 a.m.
Saying goodbye
Soon after laying teammate and friend Edward Gomez to rest Monday morning, the Las Vegas High School football team took the field for an hour of what once was just practice but is now therapy ...
10:14 a.m.
Beavers to bring local flavor
Las Vegas Bowl executive director Tina Kunzer-Murphy got the news she had been hoping for on Monday morning.
10:13 a.m.
Rebels recall thumping at hands of USC
Just call UNLV basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour a glutton for punishment.
10:13 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Coaching is one tough profession
It's no match for fire fighting, police work or perilously walking a beam high in the sky with a rivet gun in your hand, but among the more dangerous occupations in America is coaching a ...
10:11 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Yeley to run in first NASCAR race at LVMS
J.J. Yeley, who capped a record-setting season by becoming only the second driver to capture USAC's "Triple Crown," likely will make his NASCAR debut March 6 in the Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor ...
10:09 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 2, 2003
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next season will become the new host of the Budweiser Shootout, an NHRA all-star event that showcases the eight best Top Fuel teams.
10:07 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Will two QBs be enough for Rebels?
Provided Kurt Nantkes doesn't fall down and require a hip replacement and Shane Steichen doesn't turn sideways and disappear, UNLV will be one of just two Mountain West teams that returns its starting quarterback(s) next ...
10:05 a.m.
Vick slated to start on Sunday for Falcons
Barring any setbacks -- and remember, these are the Atlanta Falcons -- Michael Vick likely will make his first start of the season Sunday night against the Carolina Panthers.
10:04 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- TRAFFIC UPDATE -- Training at Santa Anita, Fogelsonger atop one of two Baffert-trained entries, diamond lane trip updates resume with diploma. TOTALLY PLATINUM -- Also training at Santa Anita, Flores on this ...
10:03 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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10:02 a.m.
14 state death penalty cases wait on Supreme Court
CARSON CITY -- A pending U.S. Supreme Court ruling on capital punishment could affect 14 men on Nevada's death row, an expert on appeals in death penalty cases said.
9:28 a.m.
Bush signs smaller Yucca budget
WASHINGTON --President Bush signed into law the $580 million budget for the Energy Department's Yucca Mountain project and close to $200 million for other projects in Nevada on Monday.
9:27 a.m.
Gephardt swings through LV on fund-raising tour
Two weeks after President Bush made a similar trip, Rep. Dick Gephardt traveled to Las Vegas seeking the funding whales that can keep his presidential aspirations afloat.
9:27 a.m.
Body at lake prompts search of old cases
A Metro Police sergeant and the department's five missing persons detectives began a round-table discussion early today to determine whether human remains found at the bottom of Lake Mead on Monday could be any of ...
9:27 a.m.
President leaves telecom giant
Bernard is leaving because she wants to run a company, Dorman said in an interview. The appointment of Hannigan, 44, who worked with Dorman for 14 years at Sprint Corp. and Pacific Bell, is effective ...
9:26 a.m.
Union merging with CWA
The Association of Flight Attendants, which represents more than 36,000 attendants at 26 carriers, approved the merger, with 57 percent voting in favor. Just less than half of the membership voted.
9:25 a.m.
Food giant cutting costs
The firings will reduce earnings by 6 cents a share in the fourth quarter, PepsiCo, which has about 142,000 workers, said in a statement. Including the costs, earnings per share will be $2 to $2.01 ...
9:25 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 2, 2003
A man shot and killed early Sunday at Boulder Station has been identified by the Clark County coroner's office as Carlos Rios Jr., 20, of Las Vegas.
9:24 a.m.
Deadline approaching for Ohio slots proposal
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A slots-for-scholarship constitutional amendment pending in the House faces a cloudy future and a Wednesday deadline for getting it before voters for the March 3 primary election.
9:23 a.m.
Maine court weighs release of applicant's background check
PORTLAND, Maine -- The Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments Monday but made no immediate decision whether to release background information about an applicant for a racino license in Bangor.
9:23 a.m.
Letter: Security fence is understandable
The more than three years of continuing suicidal terrorist attacks on public places seems never ending. In fact, reading daily about more casualties to civilians, we never become hardened to the news. It is always ...
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Free trade killing basic industries
Imagine an America that is no longer a land of optimism and opportunity for our younger generations because it has ceased to be competitive globally and has regulated jobs, careers and entrepreneurial activities into oblivion. ...
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Bush has not learned from past
How can we trust a president who wraps himself in the flag while refusing to acknowledge flag-draped coffins? How can we trust the TV media who spent umpteen hours covering Michael Jackson while never mentioning ...
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Copper mine needs cleanup
A superfund designation would determine the costs for cleaning up this site (and other toxic mine sites across our state), ensuring realistic values for the cleanup bonds.
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Suggestions for political reform
Establish funds to pay for campaigns for state, county and city offices.
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Secrecy means liquid wastes aimed for Yucca?
As everybody knows by now, the Energy Department is not being allowed to reclassify what are now categorized as high-level liquid wastes in tanks at Hanford, Savannah River, and Idaho sites. Several of those tanks ...
9:09 a.m.
Editorial: Double standard on nuke waste
The U.S. Transportation Department has said no to shipping the reactor cross-county over federal highways. Rail lines also have spurned Southern California Edison, citing liability issues. Efforts to ship it by barge were blocked by ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: New clinic has big job
With the opening of this new clinic, which features a physician's assistant, a medical assistant, a receptionist and three examination rooms, another 25 to 35 homeless people a day can now receive primary-care medical services. ...
9:05 a.m.
Widow, mother of gaming executives, Adele Epstein dies
Adele Epstein, matriarch of a Las Vegas gaming family and a civic leader who raised funds for local charities in the 1960s and '70s, died Saturday. She was 88.
9:04 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 2, 2003
Harriette Duffy, 67, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. She was born Aug. 13, 1936, in Los Angeles. A resident for 41 years, she was a retired food cashier who worked at the ...
9:04 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: 'The Reagans' in a prism
I couldn't help thinking that most of the free world and, certainly, the world within the Republican National Committee and CBS Television had made too much to do about something close to nothing as I ...
9:03 a.m.
Jobs lost after school audits
Clark County School District officials say they are taking steps to recover more than $100,000 missing from student activities funds at five area schools.
8:34 a.m.
Missing Money
A June 13 audit found that from 2000 to 2003 the school's former principal, Dan Reese, was inappropriately reimbursed for $11,675 from the school bank for expenses "that had already been paid with budget funds." ...
8:34 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 2, 2003
The Junior League of Las Vegas will hold its seventh annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K race and 1-mile fun walk beginning with registration at 6 a.m. Saturday at Howard Hughes Trail Park in Summerlin.
8:33 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Dec. 2, 2003
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:32 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Receiving a jolt of coffee news
Last week I said that to someone who called me a coffee snob, which I am. When I travel, I take my own. If the day I greet is to be my last, watery bitter ...
8:17 a.m.
California girl dies in Sierra ski accident near Tahoe
TAHOE CITY, Calif.- A 13-year-old California girl died from injuries she suffered in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, the first fatality of the new ski season in the Sierra.
3:29 a.m.

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