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Archive for December 10, 2003

Nevada threatens DOE over funding loss
WASHINGTON -- Nevada is threatening to file more lawsuits against the Energy Department unless it restores funding for state and local oversight activities for Yucca Mountain by Jan. 1.
11:17 a.m.
Alleged political patronage at CCSN prompted moves
The housecleaning of CCSN's leadership by Board of Regents last month was spurred by fears that the college had begun a system of political patronage, a source close to the investigation said Tuesday.
11:17 a.m.
Background checks not foolproof
Preventing sexual abuse of students by school employees is as much about removing the opportunity as it is about checking an individual's background before hiring, the president of a local advocacy group said Tuesday.
11:15 a.m.
Gaming win inches up
CARSON CITY -- Nevada casinos reported they won $819.4 million in October, a modest 1.5 percent increase but the second straight month of higher gross revenue, the state Gaming Control Board reported today.
11:12 a.m.
Smith's closing U.S. 95 store
Smith's Food and Drug is closing its store at U.S. 95 and Jones Boulevard in Las Vegas on Friday and will transfer about 60 employees to a nearby Smith's and other grocery stores around the ...
11:11 a.m.
Actor's wife won't face charges
Prosecutors will not file battery charges against the wife of Christian Slater, who hit the actor over the head with a glass during a tussle in a Las Vegas hotel room.
11:11 a.m.
Utility head stumps for coal plants
Amid increasingly volatile natural gas prices, Walter Higgins, chief executive of Sierra Pacific Resources, and other utility executives on Tuesday emphasized the need to pursue coal-fired power plants.
11:10 a.m.
Group says it's not the bad guy in gym closure
They say Golden Gloves Gym operator David Moody has a conflict of interest because he is president of both the Nevada Golden Gloves franchise and the FOP Lodge No. 1, which has given the amateur ...
11:09 a.m.
Hasbro a star in ergonomics
The nation's second-largest manufacturer of games and puzzles has significantly reduced accidents among employees by establishing multiple ergonomic and safety programs.
11:08 a.m.
Murphy's attorneys seek bail
Attorneys for Sandy Murphy today filed a motion today seeking her release on bail as she awaits her retrial on charges of killing casino executive Ted Binion in 1998.
11:07 a.m.
'Harm-minimization' slots studied by industry
If you went on a "hot streak" while playing your favorite slot machine, how would you feel if the machine suddenly shut down and gave you an on-screen message warning of the dangers of excessive ...
11:07 a.m.
Reviews for new conduct code mixed
In what casino bosses called an "evolution" in attitudes about responsible gambling, the American Gaming Association -- the chief lobbying organization for commercial casinos nationwide -- Tuesday unveiled a list of requirements aimed at stemming ...
11:07 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Dec. 10, 2003
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will spend $1.57 million for five parcels totaling 1.15 acres adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall, the organization's board of directors agreed Tuesday.
11:06 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 10, 2003
The Nevada Supreme Court said Tuesday that Top Rank Inc. and Don King Productions have agreed that an appeal to the court should be dismissed and that each side should bear their costs and attorney ...
11:06 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 10, 2003
Police in Southern California arrested a 15-year-old boy Monday on a warrant charging him with the killing of a man in the Boulder Station parking garage Nov. 30, Metro Police Lt. Jim Moses said.
11:06 a.m.
Strip motels being demolished
The La Concha Motel designed with a distinctive, shell-shaped sign by famed Los Angeles architect Paul Revere Williams, became an instant icon when it opened in 1961. The El Morocco, which opened in 1964 with ...
11:06 a.m.
Fresh troopers ready to hit the highway
The first batch of Nevada Highway Patrol troopers to be hired in Southern Nevada in two years is preparing to hit the road, and patrol authorities are hoping this will be the first step in ...
11:00 a.m.
Firm picked for voting machines
Secretary of State Dean Heller announced today he would sign a contract worth an estimated $8 million to purchase touch-screen voting machines from Sequoia Voting Systems, and he will require each unit to have a ...
10:58 a.m.
Parents, classmates shaken by tragic accident that killed 10-year-old boy
On just about any other day, Lori Judd would have let her two sons walk home alone from Priest Elementary School in North Las Vegas.
10:58 a.m.
Woman may have aided alleged medical fraud charges against son
The mother of a 35-year-old Henderson man charged with practicing medicine without a license may have helped her son commit the alleged fraud.
10:57 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Holocaust very real to victims
He said he could smell human flesh burning in nearby crematoriums.
10:57 a.m.
County's move to shut down topless clubs could hit snags
The Clark County Commission will get a shot at revoking the liquor licenses for strip clubs at the center of a federal investigation next week -- but don't expect Jaguars or the Leopard Lounge to ...
10:53 a.m.
Reid cautions race for nomination not over
WASHINGTON --- Al Gore's support for former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean set him ahead of other presidential hopefuls, but it doesn't mean the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is over, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev, ...
10:45 a.m.
State OKs plans for schools health funds
CARSON CITY -- The state Board of Examiners Tuesday approved regulations on how to distribute an additional $5.8 million to Nevada school districts to cover the cost of increase payments for health insurance for workers.
10:45 a.m.
Former DMV worker pleads guilty in bribe case
A former Department of Motor Vehicles employee pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking bribes in exchange for DMV documents that illegal immigrants used to get driver's licenses.
10:41 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Pre-party leaves no memories of Paris
We're outside Studio 54 (MGM Grand) at the Billboard Music Awards pre-party Tuesday night.
10:39 a.m.
Local SCORE race postponed
Desert Series
9:46 a.m.
Yankee bull riders
Two of the top bull riders at this year's Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center hail from Illinois and Wisconsin.
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Boxing hurt by ESPN decision
The dates, times and sites of its shows routinely change with little notice and the announcing teams can be downright brutal, yet for the past five years ESPN has had a monopoly on televised boxing ...
9:43 a.m.
Saddle bronc record broken again
Breaking the saddle bronc arena record at the National Finals Rodeo is starting to sound like ... well, a broken record.
9:40 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Aliante opens doors, draws rave reviews
The new North Las Vegas Aliante Golf Club opened its doors last week to rave reviews -- as well it should have -- because it truly is a gorgeous gem of a course.
9:39 a.m.
Top Yucca experts to discuss license application process
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's top Yucca Mountain experts will gather in Virginia during the next three days to discuss technical elements of the project and the upcoming license application process.
9:38 a.m.
Background checks can't always prevent school abuse allegations
Preventing sexual abuse of students by school employees is as much about removing the opportunity as it is about checking an individual's background before hiring, the president of a local advocacy group said Tuesday.
9:32 a.m.
Feds double rent on airport property
CARSON CITY -- The federal government has forced the state to double the rent it pays for space for its motor vehicle pool operation at McCarran International Airport.
9:32 a.m.
America West launches tray table ads
PHOENIX -- When air travelers flip down the tray tables on their America West Airlines flights, they'll be getting more than the usual peanuts or pretzels later this month. They'll also be getting advertising.
9:31 a.m.
Drug kickback allegation denied
The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday accused Medco, which manages prescription drug benefits for clients, of paying $87.4 million in 2001 to obtain the business of an unidentified health insurer. Oxford confirmed that it's the ...
9:31 a.m.
Unions highlight hurdles to organizing
"Behind the closed doors of the workplaces of America, workers face incredible, often ruthless, opposition" to forming unions, said AFL-CIO President John Sweeney.
9:30 a.m.
Woman charged with having sex with kids takes plea deal
The local woman prosecutors say used her religion to justify sex acts with two minor children negotiated her case with prosecutors on Tuesday, moments before she was set to testify in her trial.
9:30 a.m.
Governor readies gambling regulation bill
Baldacci's proposal, still undergoing reviews, would move oversight from the Maine Harness Racing Commission to a new Gambling Control Board that would be part of the Maine Department of Public Safety.
9:30 a.m.
Gazlay trial kicks off series of actions in 311 Boyz case
Opening arguments this morning were expected to kick off the first of several trials involving the 311 Boyz gang.
9:29 a.m.
Lottery launch date set
The date, a Thursday, was suggested by Scientific Games International, the company that has been hired to supply computer terminals and other equipment for retailers to use in selling tickets.
9:29 a.m.
Judge selections narrowed to three
Three Southern Nevada attorneys have been chosen finalists to replace District Judge Gene Porter, who resigned Oct. 24, State Supreme Court Chief Justice Deborah A. Agosti said Tuesday.
9:28 a.m.
Spurrier will return to 'Skins
Steve Spurrier will return as coach of the Washington Redskins next year, the team said today, confirming a report in the Washington Post that Spurrier will return for the third season of his five-year, $25 ...
9:12 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:11 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- CAPTAIN'S SURPRISE -- Krone on Peterson trainee, draws good post for small opening race field, Captain's victory would be no Surprise with Julie aboard. GENIE MAGIC -- Training at Santa Anita, Pedroza ...
9:11 a.m.
Official quits before he starts
North Las Vegas' newly hired Development Services Department director has quit before he started, and the second in command and acting director is retiring, the city announced Tuesday.
8:57 a.m.
Guinn praises Reid
CARSON CITY -- Republican Gov. Kenny Guinn heaped lavish praise on Democrat Harry Reid Tuesday as the senator stood nearby, but stopped short of endorsing Reid for re-election next year.
8:57 a.m.
King's son speaks out against teens being tried as adults
Martin Luther King III, son of the slain civil rights leader, spoke forcefully Tuesday at a Las Vegas conference against treating teens as adults in the nation's courts and prisons.
8:57 a.m.
Health District runs out of vaccine
Approximately 1,000 people received the vaccine Monday, apparently prompted by weekend media reports about the severity of this year's flu and the looming shortage of vaccinations. Another 800 more were treated Tuesday until health officials ...
8:50 a.m.
NRC working on system to allow public access to licensing documents
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is working on an electronic computer system to allow the public access to millions of documents relating to licensing of a proposed high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.
8:50 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 10, 2003
Charles Bumstead, 53, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born May 22, 1950, in Massachusetts. A resident for nine years, he was a commercial custodian.
8:42 a.m.
Letter: Iraq trips not that dangerous
How about Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld's recent sojourn to the mean streets of Kirkuk. Maybe he should presented with a special civilian version of the Silver Star Medal. And, of course, we mustn't forget Sen. ...
8:41 a.m.
Letter: State GOP plays game on Yucca
Seems the Republican Sandoval, chair of George Bush's Nevada re-election committee, lacks political clout. Sandoval should seek Gov. Kenny Guinn for help.
8:41 a.m.
Letter: Getting rid of grass effective against drought
Someone at the Southern Nevada Water Authority needs to calculate how much grass would have to be eliminated to solve the shortage, and then a fair way needs to be found to force the reductions. ...
8:41 a.m.
Editorial: Perpetrating a fraud
It's not just the dispute involving USC that undermines the integrity of this process. The policies set by the BCS, which is made up of the major conferences, are terribly unfair because they make it ...
8:40 a.m.
McNamee, member of pioneer family of attorneys, dies at 68
His gin rummy buddies at the old Hualapai Club downtown called him Stoney -- short for Stonehead, to reflect his stubbornness. But Joe McNamee's pride was in his family name, the one that reflected his ...
8:40 a.m.
Revised master plan approved, Henderson buffer considered
A new Boulder City master plan that guides what growth comes to the west side of the city, and generally leaves the city on a course of slow but steady growth, was approved by the ...
8:40 a.m.
Editorial: Drug law isn't right prescription
The out-of-pocket expenses also brings up another issue, which is that as time goes by and the fine print in the legislation is read, there will be unpleasant surprises ahead. As The New York Times ...
8:39 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 10, 2003
Artist and accomplished basket weaver Mark Vranesh will present rock art image demonstrations and how he incorporates them into watercolors, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Red Rock Canyon Visitors Center.
8:39 a.m.
Piano man Osborne to play for Bush
The 45-year-old native of Miami, Okla., leaves today for Washington, where he will perform at two private Christmas parties for President Bush, one for the president's friends and one for his family.
8:26 a.m.
Elizabeth Foyt: Epicurean Club feeds college students' needs
The club, an organization of local food and beverage executives and their supporters, presented "The Party of the Year" to fund hospitality industry scholarships.
8:21 a.m.
Adding a Little Seasoning: Holiday cookbooks aid chefs of all abilities
It was Brillat Savarin, an 18th-century French lawyer and devoted gastronome, who said, "Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are."
8:20 a.m.
Highlights of October 2003 revenue report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $819.5 million win, up 1.5 percent.
6:14 a.m.
Wildlife officials, fishermen rescue Nevada trout
RENO, Nev.- Fly fishermen joined state wildlife officials in rescuing hundreds of trout from a Truckee River canal before a drought-induced drop in water levels leaves them stranded high and dry.
5:49 a.m.

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