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Archive for December 9, 2003

County gets more flu doses as fed agency monitors problem
The Clark County Health District opened today with about 500 flu shot doses despite a run on flu shots Monday, where about 1,000 people stood in lines that wrapped around the lobby of the Shadow ...
11:13 a.m.
Shooting was second for Metro cop
A Metro Police officer who shot and wounded a suspected prowler Friday in Summerlin was involved in a fatal shooting two years ago.
11:12 a.m.
NLV man gets 42 months in pot case
Garry Lynn King was the final defendant in the case that stretches back to 1997, when he rented a Las Vegas home and set up a hydroponic marijuana operation.
11:11 a.m.
Virus affects Porter's hearing
WASHINGTON -- Doctors have told Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., to avoid flying for a few days due to a virus in his right ear that caused him some hearing loss. The congressman was treated in ...
11:10 a.m.
Boy, 10, struck, killed by truck
A 10-year-old North Las Vegas boy in-line skating home from school Monday was struck and killed by a truck, police said.
11:09 a.m.
Coalition against gay marriage reorganizes
The Nevada coalition that helped pass a state constitutional amendment that defined marriage as only between a man and a woman announced plans Monday to reactivate the group in response to the issue's continued presence ...
11:08 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Holocaust denier slips into town
But behind this facade is the world's most recognizable Holocaust denier -- a 65-year-old London author who does not believe that 6 million Jews perished in Nazi death camps during World War II.
11:07 a.m.
Woman says her beliefs prompted sex with children
Clark County jurors heard opening arguments on Monday in the trial of a woman who claims her religious beliefs drove her to engage in sex acts with two minors.
11:07 a.m.
Officers ease parents' minds
Metro Police went to the Alexander Dawson School in Summerlin on Monday to reassure parents that there is no evidence their children's physical education teacher, arrested on charges that he sexually abused students while working ...
11:05 a.m.
Waitress' suit against Caesars reinstated
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has reinstated a lawsuit by a cocktail waitress at Caesars Palace alleging the resort was negligent in not providing security in the employee parking garage, where she was ...
11:04 a.m.
CCSN probe didn't include key insight
Two people who could have shed more light on allegations of influence-peddling by CCSN officials during the 2003 legislative session were never questioned by the investigator.
11:04 a.m.
Group works to become a player in gaming decisions
Since its founding in 1996, the National Center for Responsible Gaming has raised more than $10 million for research on gambling addiction, worked with clinicians to develop a standard for treatment and replaced gambling myths ...
11:00 a.m.
State analysts say Nevada Power being inconsistent
Frequent claims of possible bankruptcy on the part of Nevada Power Co. could come back to haunt the utility in its $142 million rate increase request currently before the state Public Utilities Commission.
10:58 a.m.
Tribe plans scaled-back casino
And before Monday, officials from the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians had repeatedly stated that the casino would cost $26 million and employ 300 to 400 people. But now, the ...
10:57 a.m.
Two insiders leave Station Casinos board
The company confirmed that Christenson would continue to serve as chief financial officer. Sartini, wife of board member Blake Sartini and sister of executives Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta III, is one of the company's largest ...
10:57 a.m.
County lagging in collection of child support, review finds
The Clark County district attorney's office is doing a poor job of collecting child support, ranking worse than the national average in three of five categories the federal government uses to measure such programs, according ...
10:55 a.m.
Study contradicts NCAA
The extent of gambling that occurs on college campuses has been greatly exaggerated, a Harvard University researcher said Monday.
10:53 a.m.
Park Place casinos start lists to ban addicts
Park Place Entertainment Corp. of Las Vegas, the world's largest casino company, said today it will create a self-exclusion list that would bar problem gamblers from all of its properties for life.
10:53 a.m.
Baer sues over restrictions
In a Carson City District Court petition filed Monday, lawyers for Baer said he has a legal right to develop his property.
10:52 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 9, 2003
The MVP award was among about 300 items put up for sale by Mantle family members.
10:44 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 9, 2003
Two days after a probation officer found a methamphetamine lab during a surprise visit to a Las Vegas man's home, another probation officer discovered a meth lab in a Searchlight woman's home, authorities with the ...
10:38 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Hard Rock goes to extremes for laughs
The host is a former Wall Street guy. Well, he sold furniture on Wall Street.
10:24 a.m.
Ward has eye on big prize
Before the fourth round of the 45th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Monday, barrel racer Janae Ward got way ahead of herself. Six days ahead, in fact.
10:00 a.m.
Maddux wants to stay in NL
Greg Maddux didn't expect Atlanta to offer him salary arbitration for a second consecutive year, but he said he did expect the Braves to make some sort of attempt, however paltry, to retain him.
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Grown-ups put youth boxing on the ropes
The general principle butts heads with our sensibilities, as if something about the basic premise just isn't right.
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Deceit in seats good idea at LVMS
You've heard the expression that "X" number of spectators attended a game or sporting event disguised as empty seats?
9:55 a.m.
Holiday Prep Classic scaled back to 8 teams
The Holiday Prep Classic, one of the country's premier winter prep boys' basketball events as recently as last year, is being reduced to a quaint get-together this year.
9:55 a.m.
It all starts and likely ends at Centennial
Here are 10 questions to preview the 2003-04 girls' basketball season ...
9:53 a.m.
Unity, conservation focus of Colorado River states
The Colorado River provides water and power to 25 million people in seven states, but more than four years of drought are endangering the resource.
9:51 a.m.
Ex-troopers file civil rights suit
CARSON CITY -- Three former Nevada Highway Patrol troopers filed a civil rights lawsuit Monday, alleging they were forced to resign because they blew the whistle on alleged misconduct by Dick Kirkland, the former director ...
9:50 a.m.
League pushing for more minority hirings
The NFL has issued 10 guidelines it hopes will strengthen its year-old policy that at least one minority candidate be interviewed for each head coaching vacancy, the New York Times reported today.
9:49 a.m.
Gee making move in steer wrestling
Of hog hunting, welding and golfing, Mickey Gee knows which one he does best.
9:49 a.m.
Two insiders leave board
The locals' gambling giant said that due to the changes, the majority of the company's board now consists of independent directors.
9:48 a.m.
Chinese premier warns against further trade barriers from U.S.
NEW YORK -- China's Premier Wen Jiabao warned the Bush administration Monday against erecting further trade barriers against Chinese products and urged Washington to instead find ways to increase exports to China as a way ...
9:48 a.m.
Lottery to drop TV promotions
Michael J. Edmonds, acting lottery director, said the broadcasts will stop as of Jan. 1.
9:47 a.m.
Dollar falls to multiyear lows against major rivals
NEW YORK -- The dollar fell to multiyear lows against its major foreign rivals Monday amid persistent worries over the U.S. economy, setting an all-time low against the euro for the seventh consecutive day.
9:47 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: 24 Nextel, Busch drivers to test at LVMS
Eleven more NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers, including reigning series champion Matt Kenseth and Las Vegas native Kurt Busch, have indicated they will take part in the open test next month at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
9:46 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:44 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- PRINCESS MALICE -- Draws outside box in small sprint field of first-year fillies, Puglisi on Aguirre trainee for owner JPF Investments, cagey team. OLD CHINESE COPY -- Krone sits Lynch trainee for ...
9:43 a.m.
Dow crosses 10,000
Stocks moved higher as upbeat investors picked up shares on bets the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low for some time, but gave back some of the gains to profit-taking.
9:43 a.m.
House approves bill on big cats
WASHINGTON -- Restrictions on the interstate shipments of exotic animals such as lions and tigers are expected to soon be signed into law by President Bush.
9:43 a.m.
Air Force expands probe
The 14-year, $27 billion program to start replacing the Air Force's aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers is on hold while the IG investigates whether Darleen Druyun, then the service's No. 2 acquisition official, improperly ...
9:41 a.m.
AeroTech's lawsuit against fire department dismissed
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that alleged the Clark County Fire Department violated the Fourth Amendment during an investigation of a model rocket plant after it was destroyed by a chemical fire in ...
9:40 a.m.
9-year-old girl describes her mother's killing
A 9-year-old girl told jurors on Monday that she saw Taiwan Allen choke her mother shortly before gunshots rang out from the couple's bedroom.
9:40 a.m.
Reid POW amendment stripped from spending bill
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid's amendment to help former prisoners of war receive payment from the former Iraqi government was stripped from the final version of the omnibus spending bill, an aide said Monday.
9:36 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 9, 2003
Vernon Abernathy, 57, of North Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born Oct. 26, 1946, in Detroit. A resident for 13 years, he was a retired case manager for Catholic Charities ...
9:20 a.m.
Sunrise names new medical director
As Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center officials apply to the state to operate a trauma center, Dr. Michael H. Metzler, a veteran midwestern trauma services director, has been named medical director at the Las Vegas ...
9:14 a.m.
Hospitals reject audit's claims
An audit of the state Board of Medical Examiners says hospitals aren't doing enough to report doctors involved in malpractice cases, a claim the Nevada Hospital Association rejected Monday.
9:14 a.m.
Bill includes $20 million for LV monorail project
WASHINGTON --- The Las Vegas monorail project will get $20 million out of the massive $373 billion spending bill approved by the House Monday. All three of Nevada's House members voted in favor of the ...
9:12 a.m.
Voting machine vendor to be named
CARSON CITY -- Secretary of State Dean Heller plans to announce Wednesday which touch-screen voting machines Nevada will buy to replace its punch-card units for the 2004 election.
9:06 a.m.
Metro officers training Jordanians
Under a shroud of secrecy, Metro Police SWAT officials trained a group of officers from the Jordanian National Police in specialized tactics last month, said Deputy Chief Bill Conger, the man in charge of Metro's ...
8:58 a.m.
Segerblom will accept offer of new position
Sharon Segerblom, former director of Las Vegas Neighborhood Services, will accept the city's offer to work in its Department of Detention and Enforcement as an administrative officer, she and her lawyer said Monday.
8:58 a.m.
School principal, architect win arts awards
Sylvia Tegano, principal of the Knudson Middle School Academy of Creative Arts, Language and Technology, and John R. Klai II will be honored at the annual arts awards dinner March 25 in Las Vegas.
8:58 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 9, 2003
The U.S. Postal Service, expecting a flood of holiday mail, has extended hours at several stations throughout the Las Vegas Valley this weekend.
8:58 a.m.
Road projects listed on website
The Transportation 2004 publication provides residents with an overview of several road and flood control improvement projects that are currently underway.
8:57 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Dec. 9, 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.
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Animal acts should be banned
One kangaroo even died while on tour with UniverSoul in Nashville, Tenn. The animal had a bacterial infection known as "lumpy jaw," but even though circus officials were aware of the kangaroo's medical condition, they ...
8:33 a.m.
Letter: Keep separate church and state
That being said, I would urge those currently serving as elected officials to consider removing the Bible from our courtrooms and changing the swearing-in oath to: "I swear, subject to a prison term, a monetary ...
8:32 a.m.
Letter: Police, subduing people on drugs, deserve credit
It's not a racial problem as usually suggested, but rather self-protection for the officers. There are always others who believe it could have been handled differently. They should be asked, "How would you have handled ...
8:32 a.m.
With Gaines, 'Scrooge' gains credibility
Broadway actor Davis Gaines will play the curmudgeonly Scrooge in the musical of the same name opening tonight at Starbright Theatre at 2215 Thomas Ryan Blvd. in Summerlin.
8:28 a.m.
Count Us In: Billboard keeps up with trends for Wednesday's awards show
"We've seen a watershed in the music industry where, for the first time ever, legal computer downloads exceeded sales of singles," said Paul Flattery, a producer of Fox's television broadcast at Bob Bain Productions.
8:24 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Justice in Salt Lake
It was 17 years ago that Tom Welch became volunteer chairman for the Salt Lake Olympic Bid Committee and 14 years since Dave Johnson became the committee's vice president. They were tireless in their efforts ...
8:20 a.m.
Editorial: Don't toy with public lands law
Very importantly, this law also requires that money from the auction of federal lands in Southern Nevada be spent primarily for the protection of the environment in Nevada, providing a win-win for the taxpayer. Currently, ...
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: In a way, all toys are dangerous
A few days after you've blown January's mortgage payment on the toys that'll make little ones gleeful until the batteries go dead, the Safety People (SAPs) come out with 450 reasons the toys crammed in ...
8:19 a.m.

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