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Archive for December 5, 2003

SW Gas asks to raise rates
Southwest Gas Corp., the dominant provider of natural gas in Southern Nevada, has asked the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada for a $59.8 million rate increase that would raise the average customer's bill by $4.21 ...
11:35 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Watering down the water rules
This week we saw a perfect example of how mixed up the process of saving our most important resource has become.
11:34 a.m.
Evidence dispute delays trial in 311 Boyz case
The trial of Steven Gazlay, an alleged 311 Boyz gang member, expected to begin next week, was delayed Thursday in a dispute over possible evidence about the alleged victim who was burned on the face ...
11:33 a.m.
LV move to allow fountains irks water officials
Regional and local officials are scrambling to respond to Las Vegas' decision to create a class of exemptions for the ban on water fountains.
11:31 a.m.
Home car washing may screech to halt
The soapy, suburban ritual of Sunday afternoon car washes in the driveway may be, at least temporarily, a thing of the past under new water rules advanced by the Southern Nevada Water Authority last month.
11:29 a.m.
Three Hells Angels indicted in Arizona
Three of the 42 alleged Hells Angels members indicted in Las Vegas in connection with the killing of three people at the Laughlin River Run in April 2002 also have been indicted on separate charges ...
11:28 a.m.
Deputy DA announces plan to run for County Commission
Jerry Tao, a deputy district attorney, has announced his candidacy for the Clark County Commission.
11:23 a.m.
Number of homeless deaths rises
More homeless men and women have died in the streets and washes of the Las Vegas Valley in 2003 than in previous years, and more of them were killed in homicides and car and train ...
11:23 a.m.
Medical board is praised in audit
RENO -- The state board that regulates doctors, which was sharply criticized during the last legislative session, is doing a good job protecting the public from incompetent physicians, according to an audit released today.
11:19 a.m.
Rancho Drive detours are urged
Drivers who frequently use Rancho Drive near U.S. 95 will want to find another way to get around that area next month when work is expected to begin on a new storm drain system.
11:18 a.m.
New law redefines auto 'totals'
The term "totaled" used to conjure up images of twisted, mangled wrecks that were beyond repair.
11:15 a.m.
Officer shoots man suspected in burglary
A Metro Police officer shot and injured a suspected prowler who was armed with a baseball bat and a knife this morning in the gated, guarded community of Country Club Hills in Summerlin, police say.
11:14 a.m.
Nevada among 36 states to increase taxes
CARSON CITY -- Nevada was not alone in raising taxes last fiscal year. Thirty-five other states enacted broad-based tax increases, a national report says.
11:14 a.m.
Guinn backs up U.S. 95 project with cash
Gov. Kenny Guinn rolled out a list of $195 million in improvements slated for one of Las Vegas' central transportation corridors during a press conference this morning.
11:14 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 5, 2003
The Nevada Supreme Court Thursday rejected the appeal of Juan A. Reyes, sentenced to two consecutive life terms with parole for the murder of a man in Clark County in 1993.
11:11 a.m.
Feds move against lender
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday accused two Las Vegas-area women of defrauding investors by selling interests in a fund that falsely promised to pay an annual return of at least 12 percent.
11:10 a.m.
Auditors slam Taxicab Authority controls
CARSON CITY -- The Taxicab Authority, which regulates the industry in Clark County, has been lax in controlling its revenue and that has increased "the risk that errors or misuse could occur and go undetected," ...
11:10 a.m.
Regulators endorse new Nevada tax rule
"We can't cover every factual situation with a regulation," Control Board Chairman Dennis Neilander said, adding that both the board and the state Tax Commission will try to help clear up confusion by providing advisory ...
11:10 a.m.
Agassi, others invest in downtown deal
Soon after the deal was announced, tennis star and Las Vegas resident Andre Agassi, former International Game Technology Chairman Chuck Mathewson and former Expedia executive Rich Barton contacted Golden Nugget buyers Tim Poster and Tom ...
11:05 a.m.
Ozone news is both good and bad
Clark County air quality leaders are not celebrating news from federal environmental officials that Nevada is in compliance with the strictest standard for measuring ozone.
11:03 a.m.
Coast to build a third room tower at Orleans
Just over a year after completing a second room expansion at The Orleans hotel-casino in Las Vegas, owner Coast Casinos Inc. has unveiled plans to build a third hotel tower at the company's largest property.
11:03 a.m.
Consumers hammer on alternative phone firms
Public Utilities Commission of Nevada officials were surprised to hear members of the public sound off more about their phone service than about their gas or electric service at a general consumer session Thursday in ...
10:52 a.m.
Fashion Show GM appointed
Joyner replaces Scott Freshwater, who was promoted to vice president, senior area leasing manager, of The Rouse Co., owner of Fashion Show and developer of the Summerlin planned community and the Hughes Center office park. ...
10:52 a.m.
America West plans growth after favorable changes
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Encouraged by the results of its pricing and financial restructuring strategy, America West Airlines is forging ahead with plans to grow 10 percent a year into the foreseeable future.
10:52 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 5, 2003
Sequoia Holmes, a 6-foot-1 forward and a three-sport star at Mojave High School, has signed a national letter of intent to play for UNLV starting next fall, Rebels coach Regina Miller announced.
10:52 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Third anniversary is Terrible news
Who has a flagship property on Flamingo Road?
10:47 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: For all of the marbles
Take a deep breath: The end of the prep football season is here.
10:34 a.m.
Upcoming season will provide answers we seek
Ten questions about the 2003-04 boys' basketball season:
10:33 a.m.
'Dogs out to defend crown
Last month, Centennial's boys' soccer team lost in the 4A State Championship to South Tahoe from the North.
10:32 a.m.
Fishing report: Local anglers turn in strong weekend at lake
Very good fishing was found over the weekend following the Nevada Department of Wildlife's trout plants in the Boulder Basin.
10:31 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Wildlife conventions make plans to flock to Reno
Hunters and anglers will soon be Reno-bound.
10:30 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- NOMONYNOMONYNOMONY -- Flores aboard Cerin trainee, draws good post for freshman sprint opener, provides more money for backers? TRICKINTHEPARK -- Martinez on co-owner O'Neill trainee, draws good box for dash claimer, the ...
10:26 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
10:25 a.m.
Gibbons' land sales plan gets lukewarm reception
Rep. Jim Gibbons' plan to give education a larger cut of proceeds from the auctions of federal land in Southern Nevada did not receive a ringing endorsement at a hearing Thursday in Las Vegas.
10:20 a.m.
10:20 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Ault unable to resist coaching temptation
What happened to Chris Ault could happen to anybody.
10:17 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: McCallum: Nothing beats Army-Navy game
Having spent four years playing football for the Navy -- or the Naval Academy, as he proudly refers to it on every reference -- and parts of six more with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, Napoleon ...
10:15 a.m.
Players 'believe' in winning
Their starting center has yet to play a minute. Another key big man has played in just two games. And most of the top players were either in high school, junior college or injured a ...
10:14 a.m.
It's official: Pedregon brothers will partner for 2004 season
One of the worst kept secrets in the NHRA pits was made official on Thursday when reigning NHRA Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon announced he would partner with his brother Cruz for the 2004 season.
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Elliott makes plans for Las Vegas race
The bad news for Bill Elliott fans is that their favorite driver will compete in a limited number of NASCAR Nextel Cup races beginning in 2004.
10:11 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: Heisman Trophy race narrowed to two horses
It's almost time to turn in my 2003 Heisman Trophy ballot, and I'm having a problem.
10:09 a.m.
Chiefs WR Kennison hits back at Shanahan
Depending on what side of the Denver-Kansas City rivalry you stand on, Eddie Kennison is either a quitter who doesn't know when to stop talking or a model teammate who was just misunderstood.
10:08 a.m.
Pat Tillman is football's real patriot
Even Pat Tillman's former college coach isn't quite certain about the wide blur that separates fact from fiction, even myth, about the NFLer-turned-Army Ranger.
10:08 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFelippo: Flutie hits paydirt on field, keeps bettors from payday
Doug Flutie is one of those guys you're supposed to want to see do well.
10:07 a.m.
DA describes girl, 9, taking care of siblings, slain mother
A 9-year-old girl who was in the house for five days while her mother lay slain in the bedroom cared for her three younger siblings and periodically wiped her mother's face with a wet towel ...
9:56 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Dec. 5, 2003
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde has once again proposed building a casino to help pay for a Portland construction project.
9:49 a.m.
Eaton says Germans not in control at DaimlerChrysler
WILMINGTON, Del. -- Former Chrysler chairman Robert Eaton testified Thursday that the 1998 merger he negotiated with Daimler-Benz was not a takeover of Chrysler.
9:48 a.m.
LV banks expanding
Separately, Colonial BancGroup of Montgomery, Ala., said its Colonial Bank of Nevada subsidiary opened an office at 10565 S. Eastern Ave. in Henderson near the Anthem planned community.
9:48 a.m.
Coffee seller arrives in W. Va.
The giant coffee chain, with more than 7,200 outlets in 30 countries, will open the store today in this suburb of Huntington.
9:48 a.m.
Utility CFO leaves
Atkinson was named vice president and chief financial officer of Pope & Talbot, a Portland, Ore.-based manufacturer of wood products and pulp. Sierra Pacific is the parent of Nevada Power Co. of Las Vegas and ...
9:47 a.m.
Designer laments politics in memorial contest
A Las Vegas developer who submitted one of the 5,201 entries in the World Trade Center memorial contest says the process was marred by politics that drove a wedge between victims' families and the company ...
9:47 a.m.
Letter: Bush's Iraq trip was inspirational
Sure it was a risk. But our president showed bravery in taking that risk. And he was a living example of gutsiness that you can bet will pump up the morale of our troops. Here's ...
9:47 a.m.
Letter: Far better uses for $1.2 million Bush collected
Channel 13 reported on the Bush foray, followed by a report on the homeless and the near-freezing weather conditions they are enduring at night. Catholic Charities and the Salvation Army had to open their shelters ...
9:46 a.m.
Editorial: Are we in a drought, or in denial?
One, the water level at Lake Mead (our primary source of water) is down more than 70 feet and dropping. No one sees an end to the drought that has caused this continuing water loss.
9:46 a.m.
Editorial: Reasonable standards
In light of this unfairness, it is reassuring that within the next several days the U.S. Education Department is expected to soften the requirements. In the future, special education students with severe learning disabilities will ...
9:46 a.m.
Federal grant awarded to help elderly
Combined with matching local funds from the Alice and Harry L. Goldberg Foundation, the grant will fund a project to enable seniors to receive services where they live, keeping them out of institutional care.
9:45 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 5, 2003
Anthony P. Albano, 82, of Henderson died Nov. 28 in a local hospital. He was born May 15, 1921, in Gates Township, N.Y. A resident for 17 years, he retired as a plant manager in ...
9:45 a.m.
Legos lead to a new career
Who knew playing with Legos could pay off?
9:44 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 5, 2003
The 12th annual Magical Forest is open now 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Dec. 28 at Opportunity Village's campus, 6300 W. Oakey Blvd.
9:42 a.m.
Williams requests council hearing
Assemblyman Wendell Williams on Thursday took the first step in challenging the city manager's decision to fire him by requesting a Las Vegas City Council hearing.
9:41 a.m.
Campaigns to get people to the polls target Nevada
Three political campaigns focusing on getting people to vote -- two of them urging people to use their franchise against President Bush -- are slated to begin in Nevada, which is considered a major swing ...
9:41 a.m.
Blood drives scheduled
Dec. 12: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Home Depot, 2200 Serene Ave.; 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Las Vegas High School.
9:41 a.m.
Returning National Guard soldiers honored
The unit spent the past last six months in Baghdad guarding prisoners of war at the Abu Grahib prison. The company also spent time in the so-called Sunni Triangle, the area between Baghdad, Ramadi and ...
9:40 a.m.
Med school official resigns after probe over degree status
Lisa Kaye Davis, the chief financial officer for the University of Nevada School of Medicine, resigned Thursday amid allegations that she lied about her degree when she applied for the job.
9:40 a.m.
Probation visit turns up meth lab, porn
A surprise visit by a probation officer to a Las Vegas man's home led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab in the bathroom, an assortment of weapons, drug paraphernalia and a homemade pornographic video ...
9:40 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Rump session in Geneva
Among them is Amram Mitzna, who lost by a landslide in Israel's last election. Also present is Yossi Beilin, who at one time was justice minister for Israel. Joining them is an assortment of Palestinians ...
9:39 a.m.
Drought causes closing of lake boat ramp
The drought is taking another boat ramp out of commission at Lake Mead.
9:39 a.m.
Inspiration Point: Travis embraces gospel for musical, personal growth
A Las Vegas casino might seem an odd place for gospel music, but Randy Travis is out to prove the two can be a match made in heaven.
9:37 a.m.
Holidays to shine bright with variety of performing-arts productions
Performing-arts programs will fill the halls with sights and sounds of the holidays. Whether it's music, theater or dance, productions large and small add to the festive entertainment for all ages.
9:36 a.m.
Holiday performances
ARTEMUS HAM HALL What: Boys Choir of Harlem.
8:39 a.m.
Lassoing the upcoming country performances
Willie Nelson, Joe Firstman, House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 8:30 tonight, sold out.
8:39 a.m.
Sun Auction items still up for bid
There's still time to deck your halls with some of the promotional items the Sun receives during the course of the year and auctions for our favorite charity, the Sun Youth Summer Camp fund.
8:34 a.m.
Quadra Mining buying Robinson mine near Ely
LAS VEGAS- Canada-based Quadra Mining Ltd. has agreed to pay $18 million for the idle Robinson mine near Ely and plans to return the facility to full production early next year.
8:28 a.m.
Peforming Arts for December 5, 2003
Christmas music
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Chalow Kabob celebrates Mideast cuisine
Wine dinners galore, festive feasts for the holidays and more grand dining than royalty of yore ever imagined. And while all of this is happening, small, just-a-step-above-fast-food eateries are struggling to survive.
8:25 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Deering lets music guide his career and life
"When people ask how long I have been playing, I always say since before I was born," said Deering, resident pianist at the Bootlegger Bistro from Thursdays through Sundays. "When my mother was pregnant with ...
8:25 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Firstman takes his second shot at Vegas
But don't worry, the Joe Firstman you'll hear this evening at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay will bear little resemblance to the Joe Firstman you heard on Nov. 22 at the Aladdin.
8:24 a.m.
On Display for December 5, 2003
Art @ the Funk House presents the painting exhibit, "Prozac Abstract," until Jan. 31 at the Funk House, 1228 S. Casino Center. Admission is free. 678-6278 or 809-7220.
8:24 a.m.
Datebook for December 5, 2003
First Friday, a monthly cultural open house and street festival held in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District, will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. Maps of the arts district can be ...
8:24 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Campus gigs leave Rogers in a school daze
"You can go in and have the best situation, and you can have the worst, so I just go in thinking the worst ... and it can only come up from there," he explains of ...
8:23 a.m.
It's never too late to fish for Tuna
Side project. The mere words are enough to send chills down the spines of musicians everywhere who love their bands.
8:18 a.m.
Mimicry never fails for indefatigable 'Legends'
It's difficult to argue with success, and sometimes to explain it.
8:17 a.m.
Getting out of 'the game'
WEEKEND EDITION Dec. 6 - 7, 2003
6:11 a.m.
Federal agency aims to raise awareness on child prostitution
WEEKEND EDITION Dec. 6 - 7, 2003
6:10 a.m.
Teen's unsolved death may be linked to prostitution
WEEKEND EDITION Dec. 6 - 7, 2003
6:08 a.m.
Children of the night
WEEKEND EDITION Dec. 6 - 7, 2003
6:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: County develops a good attitude
WEEKEND EDITION Dec. 6 - 7, 2003
6:05 a.m.
Letter: Reconstruction must be open
Upon signing the $87 billion emergency supplemental bill to fund military and reconstruction costs in Iraq, President Bush released a statement announcing the Inspector General in Iraq "shall refrain from initiating, carrying out or completing ...
6:01 a.m.
Letter: Contrast of war images haunting
Two segments of a recent telecast of the evening news haunt me.
5:59 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Oscar's dream team for a day
WEEKEND EDITION Dec. 6 - 7, 2003
5:58 a.m.
Editorial: Progressive program is saving girls
How long can a teenage girl working as a street prostitute last before her life is irreparably harmed? Not very long.
5:51 a.m.
Editorial: Not broke; don't fix it
Dec. 6 - 7, 2003
5:50 a.m.
Klein's Cause
WEEKEND EDITION Dec. 6 - 7, 2003
5:07 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Out on a limb for a fake tree
WEEKEND EDITION Dec. 6 - 7, 2003
5:05 a.m.
Expanded holiday light show benefits local charity
WEEKEND EDITION Dec. 6 - 7, 2003
4:59 a.m.

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