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Archive for December 12, 2003

Columnist Barb Henderson: Birdwatching can provide special treat
December is a special time of year for birdwatching, a time when an important event takes place throughout the country -- the annual Christmas Bird Count. This month will mark the 104th year that birdwatchers ...
11:20 a.m.
Business briefs for Dec. 12, 2003
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A federal judge rejected HealthSouth's bid for $25 million from fired chief executive Richard Scrushy, who was ordered by a judge in Delaware to pay that amount to the rehabilitation clinic operator.
11:20 a.m.
More water limits seen if drought continues
If the more than 4-year-old drought continues, Las Vegas should expect significant reductions in the amount of water it can take from Lake Mead, Assistant Interior Secretary Bennett Raley said today.
11:17 a.m.
Communications school to be split at UNLV
The new Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Mass Communication will remain within the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs focusing on training media professionals, including journalists, public affairs specialists and advertising sales people, according to ...
11:16 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Islanders' lips sealed on silver's whereabouts
They take their time getting things done on this tourist-friendly island, not far from Seattle.
11:14 a.m.
Indicted Hells Angels members appear in court
Six Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Members appeared in U.S. District Court this morning and entered not-guilty pleas in connection with charges stemming from last year's gunbattle at a Laughlin casino that left three dead.
11:13 a.m.
Study says industry vital
John Restrepo, principal of Restrepo Consulting Group, used government census statistics, state-level golf impact studies and information from golf-related firms and local industry experts to reach his conclusions.
11:13 a.m.
Firm sues website operator
The suit was filed in California against www.yellovvpages.com (with two v's in place of a w), its alleged owner Bob Grover of the United Kingdom, Monaco-based www.only.com, which allegedly provides content for the website, and ...
11:13 a.m.
Soaring convention attendance boosts LV visitor volume
The LVCVA said 3.1 million people visited the city in October, up from 3 million for the same month a year ago. There were 2,846 conventions and meetings in Las Vegas, up 11.1 percent from ...
11:13 a.m.
Service to begin March 1
Representatives of Transit Systems Management, the monorail's operations company, also said the project is expected to be completed $23 million under the original budget of $650 million.
11:13 a.m.
High school grad rate low in county
About eight of 10 adults in the Las Vegas Valley had finished high school in 2002, placing the area near the bottom of the nation in that category, a Census Bureau report issued Thursday said.
11:13 a.m.
Valley gets a soaking, mountains a coating
Two weeks before Christmas, and all over the Las Vegas Valley snow and rain pelted residents and visitors Thursday.
11:12 a.m.
Six suspects in drug sweep released
A federal magistrate released half of the people who were arrested in a multiagency federal drug and gang sweep in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The alleged drug dealers were released on their own recognizance ...
11:12 a.m.
Fishing report: Striped bass biting in Las Vegas Wash
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) creel census clerks reported continued good fishing following the NDOW trout plants in the Boulder Basin at Lake Mead.
11:12 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 12, 2003
After arresting two man in a series of residential burglaries in Summerlin, Metro Police's property crimes detectives discovered a large amount of stolen property that they would like to return to their rightful owners.
11:12 a.m.
Gazlay takes stand in own defense
The alleged 311 Boyz gang member charged in several violent attacks in northwest Las Vegas quoted the Bible on Thursday as he testified in his assault trial.
11:12 a.m.
Refusal to rescind vote on Remington stuns supporters
Any hopes that faculty and staff may have had of restoring ousted CCSN President Ron Remington to his job were dashed Thursday after the university system Board of Regents declined to overturn its previous decision.
11:00 a.m.
Bank of America to provide service to state government
Bank of America to provide service to state government
11:00 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE working on employee housing in Primm
MGM MIRAGE, through its Primadonna Co. LLC subsidiary, will provide housing in Primm for its employees working at its Primm Valley Resorts in Primm, about 40 miles south of Las Vegas on the Nevada-California state ...
10:58 a.m.
County procures more flu shots for at-risk population
After running out earlier this week, the Clark County Health District has secured a limited supply of flu vaccines for people at the highest risk of severe complications from the flu, the district announced Thursday.
10:57 a.m.
DOE speeds schedule on Yucca questions
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department will answer remaining technical questions about Yucca Mountain by August, much sooner than it originally planned, according a recent letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
10:56 a.m.
Pilot is honored for flights over Baghdad
Exploding missiles and the flash of anti-aircraft fire illuminated the wings of Capt. Scott Ulmer's F-16 as he flew over Baghdad on a mission that would become the most dangerous he's ever flown.
10:55 a.m.
Competing retail shows catering to rodeo fans
Rival rodeo retail shows will hit the trail this weekend after 10 days of peddling everything Western during the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
10:54 a.m.
Gaming firm plans to sell slot assets
Just a few years after entering the intensely competitive slot machine business, a growing casino supply company in Las Vegas is exiting slots to focus on its core enterprise of making card shufflers, table games ...
10:52 a.m.
Clemency denied for LV killer
CARSON CITY -- The state Pardons Board today denied clemency to Heidi Hartkopf, who says she's a changed woman since she was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a man during a ...
10:48 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Leach still at home in lap of luxury
That's what Sharon Osbourne says she spent on plastic surgery and a variety of other grooming procedures to drop from 275 pounds to the 125-pound beauty she is today.
10:39 a.m.
Healthy food options at biggest airports on the rise
WASHINGTON -- Mouths may not water at the thought of airport dining. But as airlines serve fewer in-flight meals and require passengers to show up earlier, hungry travelers are increasingly foraging in the terminals -- ...
10:38 a.m.
Fowler gets right back in mix
Tyler Fowler remembers walking from a Thomas & Mack Center locker room and down a tunnel to some chutes holding bulls Wednesday night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
10:32 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Jackson considers NFL option
A couple of weeks from now, when Steven Jackson sits down with his parents, Steve and Brenda, and his coach, Mike Riley, to discuss his football future, he'll listen intently to what they have to ...
10:32 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Be patient -- college presidents will play that ace someday
Inundated as we all have been this week with musings on the flawed Bowl Championship Series and the obstinate, almost Neanderthal resistance college presidents have toward crowning a legitimate national champion, it has taken some ...
10:30 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 12, 2003
The internal committee investigating Baylor University's basketball team has found additional violations committed under former coach Dave Bliss, including improper payments for air travel and meals, officials said Thursday.
10:29 a.m.
Coach takes team to old stomping grounds
It isn't home, but Las Vegas Wranglers coach and general manager Glen Gulutzan will get quite a homecoming Sunday when the Wranglers take on the Fresno Falcons.
10:28 a.m.
Once automatica, Tampa Bay's kicker has become erratica
It might be hard to imagine, but Martin Gramatica and David Duval have a lot in common these days.
10:28 a.m.
'Snow throw' puts Patriots in holiday spirit
All-time series -- Miami leads, 7-3.
10:25 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Change to points system would be big mistake
Of all the issues that deserve NASCAR's attention, its championship points system should be far down the list.
10:22 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Detroit motoring toward lowly NFL record for road futility
There are many publicized battles in the NFL. There's the battle for home-field advantage in the playoffs and the battle for a rushing title. Even the battle for top draft pick sparks interest.
10:21 a.m.
Lobos fans could be out in force at this year's game
Perhaps moving the Las Vegas Bowl from Christmas Day to Christmas Eve wasn't such a bad idea afterall.
10:19 a.m.
SCORE drivers to be honored at banquet
Consistency was the standard this season for veteran desert racers Ebberts and Castro, who will be honored as the unlimited Class 1 and overall points champions in the 2003 SCORE Desert Series. By winning the ...
10:18 a.m.
UNLV grad Jessee continues to make his mark at NFR
For the second consecutive year, bareback rider Cody Jessee won one of the rounds in his event Thursday night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
10:16 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- THIS N THAT -- Solis scales Shirreffs trainee for owner Thoroughbred Corporation, draws good box for 7-panel opener, This N That's enough? CONNIE'S GOLD -- Part of Everest Stables-owned coupled entry with ...
10:16 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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10:15 a.m.
Underdog Rebels hope to catch Stanford off guard
The UNLV men's basketball team finds itself in a familar position heading into Saturday afternoon's game at 13th-ranked Stanford:
9:58 a.m.
UNLV women face tests on California trip
Sometimes, according to UNLV women's basketball coach Regina Miller, a simple approach is the best approach.
9:57 a.m.
RTC hears safety issues from fired bus driver
The Regional Transportation Commission will continue to look into complaints from a former bus driver who said Citizens Area Transit passengers and drivers are at risk because nobody wants to deal with safety issues related ...
9:36 a.m.
Land sought for transit hub
The land is to be used for an "intermodal hub," a transit terminal that combines the Robert N. Broadbent Monorail with bus service and eventually a light rail system from Henderson.
9:30 a.m.
Two more defendants in artifacts case to be sentenced
Two more defendants in a federal case involving the theft of Indian artifacts are scheduled to be sentenced over the next four weeks.
9:30 a.m.
Residents say proposed codes could be too costly
North Las Vegas residents told city officials Thursday that they are worried about how much it might cost them to comply with proposed laws that would require junked cars be kept out of sight and ...
9:29 a.m.
City inspector was at construction site just before garage collapse
ATLANTIC CITY -- The deadly Oct. 30 collapse of a parking garage under construction at the Tropicana Casino and Resort occurred less than an hour after a city building inspector examined the site of a ...
9:28 a.m.
Shares rise in first trading day
Shares of the Richfield, Ohio-based company rose $5.50 to $33.50 at 10:08 a.m. International Steel, North America's second- largest steelmaker, raised $462 million yesterday after boosting the number of shares offered and their price to ...
9:22 a.m.
Hells Angels to appear in court
Twenty-three Hells Angels motorcycle club members were scheduled to appear in U.S. District court this morning for arraignment and plea hearings in connection with last year's gunbattle at a Laughlin casino that left three dead.
9:20 a.m.
Illegal gamblers OK'd to sell
A Nashville police sergeant in the vice division said Roger and Raleigh Dean Hunt pleaded guilty to gambling at both of their markets. Sgt. Rob Forrest said one of the stores, H&H Market on Centennial ...
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Spending must be kept in check
The GAO recently found that the Defense Department "has been unable to match with corresponding obligations" an estimated $22 billion in disbursements. Economist Stephen Moore summarized, "In other words, the Pentagon somehow lost track of ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Election integrity demands honest, open procedures
Voting machines must be equipped with relatively inexpensive "paper trail" verifiable receipts presented to each voter designating their chosen candidates so that there will be no question as to which candidates actually win this election. ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Children deserving of better
One of the reasons why collection rates aren't doing well can be attributed to the lean staffing levels in the Family Support Division. In 2002 the division had an average caseload of 385 clients for ...
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: Prosecution of relic thieves is warranted
Steve Daron, park archaeologist at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, told Sun reporter Jace Radke that the archaeological value of the stolen artifacts was estimated at $416,000. But the actual loss, Daron acknowledged, can't ...
9:04 a.m.
Two clinical trials planned for colorectal cancer
The two final phases will test the cancer-fighting powers of an experimental pill, which is designed to cut off the blood supply that feeds oxygen and nutrients to the tumor.
9:04 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 12, 2003
The City Lights Artists' Co-op will hold its first holiday bazaar fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the gallery, 26 Water St., Henderson.
8:58 a.m.
Rain greets conference on river, drought
Hundreds of government officials from dozens of federal, state and local agencies throughout the West weathered the Las Vegas rain Thursday to look at the present and future of the Colorado River.
8:58 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: The new Iraqi tribunal
The Iraqi tribunal will find no shortage of evidence that the deposed leader and his henchman are guilty of all of these crimes. If ever there is a case to prove genocide, it's what the ...
8:57 a.m.
Jane's Addiction drowned out at Orleans Arena
That honor went to Static X, an industrial-metal outfit based in Burbank, Calif. Thousands of X-treme Radio (KXTE 107.5-FM) listeners flocked to Orleans Arena in time to see the third of the night's four performers.
8:57 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 12, 2003
Leonor S. Gonzales, 73, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born Dec. 1, 1930, in San Antonio, N.M. A resident for 35 years, she was a homemaker.
8:56 a.m.
Fed official urges battle against child prostitution
Calling child prostitution "a tragedy of national proportions," a federal official called upon child advocates, law enforcement officers and social service workers to do their part in helping combat the problem.
8:53 a.m.
School Board makes deal for Rancho to use church lot
Associate Pastor James Kruger is looking forward to giving up his second job -- that of unofficial traffic monitor in the parking lot of the College Park Baptist Church.
8:53 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: No shortage of music for top 10 list
After all, it really takes about five years to determine whether something you thought you liked initially still holds up, and gets regular action in your CD changer.
8:52 a.m.
Bond sale planned for housing project
CARSON CITY -- The state Housing Division intends to sell $4.12 million in fixed-rate mortgage revenue bonds next week to help finance a redevelopment project in downtown Las Vegas. The state Board of Finance approved ...
8:47 a.m.
Another media circus expected for Binion trial
The local media are expected to turn out in force Monday for a court appearance of Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish.
8:46 a.m.
Time, price is right for Jeff Trachta
Saturday the 43-year-old former star of "The Bold and the Beautiful" puts on a Santa hat when he stars in the second annual "A Las Vegas Christmas Celebration" at The Rio.
8:46 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Coyotes won't break the habitat
The neighborhood near Henderson's Sunridge Park proved particularly lethal to one of the dog-like animals last week, when the coyote's ongoing aggressive behavior forced a federal wildlife biologist to shoot it.
8:44 a.m.
Redstreaks still sweethearts of the rodeo
Cowboy hats, western shirts, Levis and big belt buckles are everywhere, strong reminders (for those who aren't into the sport) that the annual National Finals Rodeo has returned to Las Vegas.
8:44 a.m.
Datebook for Dec. 12, 2003
The Community College of Southern Nevada's Choral Music Ensembles presents its annual Madrigal Dinner fund-raiser at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Nicholas J. Horn Theatre, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Admission is $25 and includes ...
8:43 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Karafantis hasn't stopped working in the Kitchen
The lounge in the Greek and Italian restaurant, which closed after owners Teddy and Stephanie Daginis divorced, was formerly a popular hangout for local musicians who jammed and sang on open-mike nights.
8:42 a.m.
Performing arts for Dec. 12, 2003
'Holiday Lights'
8:42 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Niceties not necessary for award-winning Irrera
"Imagine if I was just nice," the comic ponders. "The audience would be walking out going, 'That Dom Irrera -- really nice guy, never made me laugh, I'd never come to see him again, but ...
8:41 a.m.
'Alternative' compilation holds up well after 10 years
We all have them in our collections. Compilations, usually purchased for that one elusive, non-album track by a favorite artist.
8:41 a.m.
Music Boxes: Holiday CD packages more plentiful than ever
Over the past 20 years boxed CD sets have become as much of a holiday tradition as menorahs and mistletoe. Virtually every major musical artist has released one, if not several, such collections chronicling their ...
8:40 a.m.
On display for Dec. 12, 2003
Actor Paul Sorvino will display his sculpture art beginning Thursday at Art de Vignettes at the Fashion Show mall on the Strip. A reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday at ...
8:35 a.m.
Comic Idle
WEEKEND EDITION December 13 - 14, 2003
5:24 a.m.
Jailed Juveniles
WEEKEND EDITION December 13 - 14, 2003
5:22 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Columnist Brian Greenspun: Poisoned thinking
WEEKEND EDITION December 13 - 14, 2003
5:21 a.m.
Letter: Bush's flight was no simple trip
I read Kelly Krieg's Dec. 10 letter proclaiming that President Bush flying into Baghdad International Airport was as dangerous as "a trip to Wal-Mart." Interestingly enough, I read this letter not one hour after hearing ...
5:20 a.m.
Letter: FDR should remain on dime
Did Ronald Reagan lead us out of the Great Depression of the 1930s? No, Franklin D. Roosevelt did. He set up myriad social programs, including Social Security, which continue to improve our lives.
5:19 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Regents incapable of recovery
WEEKEND EDITION December 13 - 14, 2003
5:17 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Columnist Timothy McDarrah: Baer eyeing Carson City locality
WEEKEND EDITION December 13 - 14, 2003
5:15 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Fielding questions is a job
WEEKEND EDITION December 13 - 14, 2003
5:13 a.m.
Editorial: Reformers win one
On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, did the right thing when it upheld Congress' power to regulate political contributions. The majority didn't agree with the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law's opponents who ...
5:11 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Scandalous Vegas has a language all its own
WEEKEND EDITION December 13 - 14, 2003
5:10 a.m.
Groups combine resources, labor to aid needy in holiday season
WEEKEND EDITION December 13 - 14, 2003
4:58 a.m.
Editorial: Strange way of defining friendship
Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval is threatening to file more lawsuits against the Energy Department if federal funding isn't restored for state and local government oversight of the Yucca Mountain project. Last week Sandoval sent ...
4:57 a.m.
Making a home of a house
WEEKEND EDITION December 13 - 14, 2003
4:56 a.m.

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