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Archive for December 8, 2003

News briefs for Dec. 8, 2003
A 74-year-old man was killed in a traffic accident about 3 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Road and Foster Avenue, Henderson Police said.
11:09 a.m.
County vaccine shortage looms
With more than 200 people waiting in line for flu shots this morning at the Clark County Health District on Shadow Lane, health officials estimated that they will be out of the vaccine by Tuesday.
11:06 a.m.
CCSN report alleges political favors
The investigation into hiring practices at the Community College of Southern Nevada tried to link a payment to Assemblyman Wendell Williams' wife with political favors, according to sources and the investigator's report.
11:06 a.m.
Big builder comes to LV
The nation's seventh-largest home builder is entering the Las Vegas market and will begin selling entry-level homes next year.
11:03 a.m.
Researcher: Scientific data important piece of gambling addiction puzzle
A prominent gambling addiction researcher kicked off the country's largest-ever problem gambling conference Sunday by advising casino and gambling treatment representatives to establish a "commitment to the scientific method" and to shun the "considerable amount ...
11:02 a.m.
LV builder boosts dividend
The first dividend will be paid on Feb. 25 at a quarterly rate of 25 cents a share to shareholders of record as of Feb. 11.
11:01 a.m.
Fired helicopter pilot sues company
A former pilot claims the helicopter tour company involved in the 2001 crash that killed six was plagued by hazardous and unsafe working conditions, which included a mishandling of maintenance issues.
11:01 a.m.
State presses fraud case against Las Vegas phone company
CARSON CITY -- A state deputy attorney general told the Nevada Supreme Court today his office should be granted a permanent injunction against NOS Communications Inc., accused of "gross deceptive practices."
10:56 a.m.
Beauty, rights a tough balance
The proposed laws are part of the city's effort to make neighborhoods look better by attacking so-called community nuisances, such as unkempt lawns, broken windows and junked cars.
10:55 a.m.
Wet 'n Wild officials mum on plans for site
The owner of the land, Archon Corp., said Friday it plans to build a hotel-casino anchored by a 600-foot ferris wheel at the Wet 'n Wild waterpark just south of the Sahara hotel-casino.
10:54 a.m.
Lawmakers continue effort to compensate POWs
WASHINGTON -- Legislators are continuing to try to help Las Vegas resident Jeffrey Tice and 16 other former prisoners of war get $959 million owed to them by the former Iraqi government.
10:51 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Dec. 8, 2003
Parking valets and parking booth attendants at the Stratosphere hotel-casino voted 14-4 to join the Teamsters Local 995 in a National Labor Relations Board-conducted election Friday.
10:50 a.m.
Caesars unveils credit card
Gambler loyalty cards have become ubiquitous at Las Vegas Strip casinos in recent years and have led to increases in casino revenue as customers spend more of their dollars at participating casino chains.
10:48 a.m.
Beauty in eyes of motorists at I-15, Sahara
The state is overseeing a $1.1 million landscape project at the intersection at Interstate 15 and Sahara Avenue, adding color and tying in to an overall face lift in the area.
10:43 a.m.
Principal softens stance on student uniforms
Faced with criticism and concerns from parents and students, Coronado High School Principal Monte Bay may be backing away from his enthusiastic endorsement of a "standard school wardrobe" for the 2004-05 academic year.
10:43 a.m.
Metro squad probes biker crimes
Most residents probably don't realize it, but as many as 900 outlaw motorcycle gang members and associates live in Las Vegas and unincorporated Clark County, according to Metro Police.
10:43 a.m.
Plans under way to close longtime LV boxing gym
It took longtime Las Vegas police officer and boxing judge Hal Miller 29 years to open the Golden Gloves Gym with the help of the Fraternal Order of Police Las Vegas Lodge No. 1, but ...
10:43 a.m.
New rules open door for more doctors
RENO -- More out-of-state doctors are qualifying to practice in Nevada under new regulations adopted by the state Board of Medical Examiners.
10:42 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Aladdin's late-night parade no illusion
Was it something in the holiday season air that caused the flurry of strange sighting reports to VegasBeat from patrons leaving Curve, The Living Room, Elements and elsewhere in the Aladdin?
10:37 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 8, 2003
Lindsay Tarpley also scored twice, and Lori Chalupny and Alyssa Ramsey added goals for North Carolina, which completed a 27-0 season and finished the year by outscoring its six tournament opponents 32-0.
10:37 a.m.
Rebels find early success, but set for Edwards to return
LOS ANGELES --- Welcome back J.K. Edwards.
10:34 a.m.
Lady Rebels top UNR
It was the fourth consecutive victory against UNR for the Lady Rebels and improved their 2003-04 rcord to 4-1. The Wolf Pack fell to 0-5.
9:57 a.m.
Las Vegas High couldn't get its running attack on track
RENO -- His team outrushed, outpassed and outdone, Las Vegas coach Kris Cinkovich stood outside his locker room Saturday in the foreign position of explaining how an opponent won the physical battle.
9:47 a.m.
Wildcats come up short
RENO -- Some of the toughest teenagers at Las Vegas High School visibly poured out all their emotions Saturday for the second time in six days, their tears streaming down harder than the driving rain ...
9:46 a.m.
Oh-klahoma! Swooners take 'C' out of BCS
Acouple of weeks ago in this space, I wrote that college football fans should wait until the BCS runs its course until once and for all removing the "C" from its title.
9:44 a.m.
Beavers eager for trip to Las Vegas
LOS ANGELES --- Steven Jackson walked off the field at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Saturday afternoon as hundreds of little sugar cubes came flying from the stands.
9:44 a.m.
Bull riders put on exciting round to wrap up the night
The rodeo die-hards and experts expected a bullish evening Sunday at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and the last event disappointed none of them.
9:42 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Most Breeders' Cup winners fail in follow-up races
For many sports, the year-end championship event is usually the end of the year for its participants. Win, lose or draw, the championship day is the final competition until the next season starts.
9:40 a.m.
Friday meeting called violation of law
A complaint alleging a violation of the state's open-meeting law was filed Friday against the Board of Regents by Regent Steve Sisolak after he demanded a meeting be stopped because it wasn't posted in time.
9:39 a.m.
Williams' request for hearing denied
Las Vegas officials have rejected Wendell Williams' request for a hearing before City Council.
9:38 a.m.
Television helps boost NFR purse to $5 mil.
Bareback rider Darren Clarke bagged $14,335 in the third round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Sunday night, nudging his yearly earnings to nearly $100,000.
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Lenient judge shows his favoritism
By all accounts, he played his role with a cartoon-like vigilance that mocked the rules of protocol, decorum and law. Impatient and predisposed, Judge David Sam wasn't about to allow the government to convict or ...
9:35 a.m.
Nelson lives up to legend in Las Vegas concert
With the National Finals Rodeo in town, Las Vegas has once again turned into Nashville, Nevada, attracting hordes not only of national headliners, but of barroom hopefuls as well.
9:24 a.m.
Business briefs for Dec. 8, 2003
Home builder The Ryland Group Inc. said it will begin building and selling homes in the Las Vegas area and California's Inland Empire. In Las Vegas, Ryland owns more than 700 lots and will begin ...
9:22 a.m.
Vegas plant to close
The maker of decorative labels said that under a consolidation plan, it expects to reduce fixed costs by about $1 million annually.
9:22 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 8, 2003
Bob B. Boyd, 70, of Henderson died Saturday in a local health care center. He was born May 20, 1933, in Las Cruces, N.M. A resident for 2 1/2 years, he was a retired Marine ...
9:19 a.m.
Children pitch in to help those in need
Alexia Cumbie, a forth grader at Sue Morrow Elementary School and the granddaughter of Family Resource Program manager, JoAnn Holt, is organizing a blanket drive to keep as many people as possible warm for the ...
9:19 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 8, 2003
During the holiday season, the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum at the Venetian will offer extended hours on Thursdays, through New Year's Day, and Nevada residents will also receive a 15 percent discount on all retail purchases ...
9:19 a.m.
Cancer claims veteran Strip saxophone player Bashford
As a boy, Robert W. Bashford had a passion for music and anything mechanical, especially cars and airplanes.
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Power of prayer should be shown
It's time we showed we have more faith in a supreme being than the bombs, bullets and rockets we rain down upon them. Prayer is truly the golden bullet.
8:55 a.m.
GOP is phony, greedy party
As a candidate, Bush had said his decision would be based on science. As Greenspun pointed out, "... there is no sound science that can prove Yucca Mountain capable of containing high-level radioactive waste for ...
8:55 a.m.
Bush team's world views are alarming
The Newsweek article presented another view. First, Cheney persuaded the president of an immediate threat from Iraq even though the evidence had holes in it. Apparently the president does not check the facts himself before ...
8:55 a.m.
Closed NRC-DOE meetings questioned
WASHINGTON -- Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval has filed a formal complaint about another round of closed-door meetings that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Energy Department are conducting this week.
8:47 a.m.
Interviews begin for court candidates
CARSON CITY -- The state Commission on Judicial Selection today began two days of interviewing 23 people, including Las Vegas Municipal Judge Abbi Silver, who have applied to replace District Judge Gene Porter, who resigned ...
8:46 a.m.
Fugitive coach's activities at local school probed
Metro Police are continuing to investigate a coach at a Las Vegas private school who was arrested Friday on child sex abuse charges stemming from a previous teaching job in Texas, police said.
8:45 a.m.
Editorial: Going back to moon is spacey idea
Traveling to the moon made sense in the 1960s, and we believe NASA still is relevant today, but it baffles us why our nation would want to go back to the moon. We've been there, ...
8:44 a.m.
Editorial: Death on our streets
For the next couple of weeks she will be talking about the homeless people who have died this year in the Las Vegas Valley. On Dec. 19, for the seventh straight year, Lera-Randle El will ...
8:43 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for Dec. 8, 2003
Ladies and gentlemen, pick up your pens: It's high time (heck, it's bordering on past time) for you to crack open the old address book and begin conjuring some sticky-sweet sentiments to include in this ...
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Idea for energy is a breeze
Officials from the San Diego-based Bureau of Land Management and SeaWest WindPower Inc. plan to erect wind-monitoring towers in the Pine Nut Mountains east of Minden later this spring to test the possibility of using ...
8:23 a.m.
Hollywood Holidays: Variety of Christmas tales to be found on video, DVD
Wondering what all the fuss is about for "Elf?"
8:23 a.m.
Snow causes dicey driving across northern Nevada
Larry Osterman, a lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Reno, said Northern Nevada residents could expect cloudiness Monday and a chance of precipitation starting late Tuesday accompanied by gusty winds.
4:17 a.m.

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