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Archive for December 16, 2003

Tourism commissioners scrutinize 'Sin City' label
"What happens here, stays here," says the tagline for Las Vegas' advertising campaign invented by R&R Partners and approved by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
11:17 a.m.
Rouse Co. buys project in Florida
Rouse Co. buys project in Florida
11:15 a.m.
Resident, firefighter injured in condo fire
A pre-dawn, two-alarm fire severely damaged a two-story condominium near UNLV and sent two people, including a firefighter, to a local hospital.
11:14 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Dec. 16, 2003
The Discovery Channel expects to begin production in January of a behind-the-scenes look at Green Valley Ranch Station Casino in Henderson.
11:13 a.m.
Insurer's profit grows
Premiums written in the most-recent quarter reached $90.2 million, up from $54.2 million a year ago.
11:12 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 16, 2003
Las Vegas area pilots are continuing to search for a small aircraft that has been missing since a flight from Tuscon to Eugene, Ore., on Sunday, authorities said.
11:12 a.m.
Middle schools see rise in drugs, violence
Nevada middle schoolers are reporting an increase in campus activities once believed reserved for high schools -- gang activity, threats of racially motivated violence and the availability of illegal drugs, a new survey shows.
11:12 a.m.
LV job growth will be strong
Employment in Southern Nevada is expected to grow by 4.1 percent in 2004 as the Las Vegas Valley continues to distance itself from the economic downturn of the past few years.
11:12 a.m.
Station to move rink, expand Santa Fe
"The ice rink isn't a big money-maker for us -- it isn't an integral part of our business," Station Casinos spokeswoman Lesley Pittman said.
11:12 a.m.
State prison halfway house has trouble finding a home
CARSON CITY -- The process of finding a suitable Clark County location to build a halfway house for an initial total of 200 state prison inmates has run into community opposition, delaying construction.
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: New trial, but same old circus
But it was the same old media circus, as District Judge Joseph Bonaventure held an hour-long hearing on live television to set an Oct. 11 date for the retrial of Murphy and Tabish on charges ...
11:06 a.m.
Gazlay guilty in 311 Boyz case
Prosecutors scored their first conviction Monday in a string of cases involving the 311 Boyz.
11:06 a.m.
CCSN faculty wary of precedent in Cummings case
When the Board of Regents removed John Cummings from his lobbying and administrative duties at CCSN last month it was with a provision that would allow the college to begin the process of taking away ...
11:06 a.m.
Prosecutor attacked in court
The man convicted of killing a mother of four attacked a Clark County prosecutor on Monday moments after jurors announced a guilty verdict.
11:05 a.m.
Airport gave wings to growth of Las Vegas
As a hot and dusty town in the desert, hundreds of miles from any major city, post-World War II Las Vegas faced a real possibility of disappearing from the map if it could not drum ...
11:05 a.m.
ValCom buys Lear Studios
ValCom buys Lear Studios
11:05 a.m.
FBI report cites fewer homicides
Seventy homicides occurred this year between January and June. Sixty-four occurred between January and June of 2002, the FBI's Uniform Crime Report says.
10:56 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 16, 2003
Keith Magnuson, 56, a former defenseman and coach with the Chicago Blackhawks, died Monday in an automobile accident in suburban Toronto as he was returning from the funeral of former NHL player Keith McCreary.
10:55 a.m.
City attorney pleads not guilty to DUI
David Olsen, the city attorney for Boulder City, had a blood-alcohol level that was barely over the legal limit of 0.10 when he was arrested on a drunken driving charge in September, a Clark County ...
10:50 a.m.
Relic hunter receives 37 months in prison
A 45-year-old Oklahoma man was sentenced Monday to 37 months in prison and ordered to pay $102,364.40 in restitution for his part in illegally excavating Native American artifacts from protected public lands.
10:49 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- BLACK MAGIC LADY -- Baze aboard co-owner Cerin trainee, draws good post for sprint opener, Magic for Lady is Black-type victory. NOSY TANIKELY -- Solis scales Sherman trainee, draws good box for ...
9:48 a.m.
Ensign describes excitement of Iraqis, U.S. soldiers
Ensign, R-Nev., who returned to Washington from Iraq on Monday, said he believes Iraq should be in charge of Saddam's trial and that "if anyone ever deserved the death penalty, it would be him."
9:47 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:47 a.m.
Portis shouldn't miss any time
Clinton Portis' right leg injury is not as bad as first thought, tests showed Monday, and the Denver Broncos hope he'll be able to play next weekend.
9:47 a.m.
Porter delays trip to Iraq
Porter, a Republican from Nevada's 3rd District, is being monitored for a virus in his right ear. There has been a slight improvement in Porter's hearing since his first visit to the hospital earlier this ...
9:46 a.m.
Loyola Marymount halts UNLV streak at 4 games
Loyola Marymount shot 52.6 percent for the game and held off a late rally to post a 76-64 win against the UNLV women Monday night in Los Angeles. The Lady Rebels saw their four-game win ...
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Don't bet on new WHA coming to town
Is it possible to announce plans for a bogus -- er, new -- professional sports league without mentioning Las Vegas as a possible franchise?
9:44 a.m.
Las Vegas aviation pioneer recalls early days of flight
For Las Vegas aviation pioneer Florence Murphy, Dec. 7, 1941, indeed was a day that would live in infamy.
9:44 a.m.
Effect of changes in Medicare unknown
CARSON CITY -- The new Medicare prescription program will have an impact on future state government budgets -- but officials said Monday they don't know if it will be a positive or a negative effect.
9:43 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Marlins are following familiar, demented course
They're doing it, they're doing it again even after they said they wouldn't.
9:43 a.m.
Control over hazardous shipments questioned
CARSON CITY -- A Sparks assemblyman complained to his colleagues and to leaders of the Nevada Highway Patrol Monday that there is little control over the hazardous materials that are being transported across Nevada highways.
9:42 a.m.
Environmentalists target Ensign
Environmental groups are targeting Sen. John Ensign in their campaign to defeat a controversial energy bill championed by the Bush administration.
9:40 a.m.
El Salvador plans consulate in LV
El Salvador will open Nevada's second consulate Jan. 1 in Las Vegas, officials from that country said Monday.
9:40 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 16, 2003
Nelda Sessions Adams, 91, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born Jan. 19, 1912, in Ogden, Utah. A resident for 74 years, she was a homemaker, a member of PEO Sisters, ...
9:40 a.m.
Tabish, Murphy plead not guilty; new trial scheduled
Rick Tabish and Sandy Murphy proclaimed their innocence on Monday as they prepared for an October retrial on charges that they killed casino figure Ted Binion.
9:39 a.m.
Prices fall as inflation remains subdued
The Labor Department's latest reading on the Consumer Price Index, the government's most closely watched inflation barometer, comes after consumer prices were flat in October. It marked the first decline in the CPI since April, ...
9:23 a.m.
Ten years later, tribe's casino venture paying off
WORLEY, Idaho -- At a remote crossroads east of Spokane, Wash., the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Indians has taken control of its economic destiny.
9:22 a.m.
Motorola names chairman
Motorola names chairman
9:22 a.m.
Officer shoots man after suicide threat
A Henderson Police sergeant shot a man early Sunday after the man threatened suicide and fired shots into the air from two handguns, police said.
9:13 a.m.
Pair get county's Medal of Honor
The Clark County Commission was expected to honor a pair of Las Vegas residents and exercise enthusiasts today for their work in stopping an alleged sexual assault.
9:12 a.m.
City Council has busy agenda
This week's Las Vegas City Council meeting will cover everything from taking the first step toward a major public art project to allowing grocery stores to deliver booze.
9:11 a.m.
Lighten Up?: Views differ on how much decor is appropriate for Hanukkah
Menorahs are unwrapped, dreidels are dusted. Hanukkah candy dishes are placed on the coffee table.
9:03 a.m.
School's split will be a boost
As a UNLV student interested in journalism, I was so disappointed with the class requirements in the Greenspun School of Communications that I chose another major, and I was the editor of the student newspaper! ...
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Lack of outrage is appalling
Most appalling to me are the unilateral decisions by the attorney general of when constitutional protections apply and when they do not. Seems to me, either we should have these or change the constitution by ...
8:53 a.m.
Letter: Work of CCSD's music teachers truly appreciated
These cultural events have demonstrated to me that not only are our students performing at very high levels musically, but that equally important our city benefits from the numerous educators in the various music departments ...
8:52 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 16, 2003
The dealerships in the Valley Auto Mall in Henderson are collecting new, unwrapped toys to benefit the Salvation Army Christmas Angel program from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
8:51 a.m.
Educator, architect receive arts awards
The Nevada Arts Council named two locals among five recipients of the 24th annual Governor's Arts Awards, the state's highest honor in the arts.
8:50 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Dec. 16, 2003
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:50 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Joy in U.S. and Iraq
The significance of his capture and the way in which he was found cannot be understated because both tell a hopeful story about our own country and the country Saddam led to the brink of ...
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: More bad judgment
We would not want the board's ill-advised action to be a reflection on Gianini, who has extensive experience as a community college president. The action, however, is certainly another reason to question the regents' decision-making. ...
8:50 a.m.
Volunteers D.A.R.E. to help family with restoration of home
The officers were joined by spouses, friends and family members to make a volunteer force 68-people strong, Dec. 6-8, installing more than $30,000 in donated materials to the project.
8:49 a.m.
Editorial: Investigate Halliburton contracts
The New York Times reported that the audit was of "deep concern" to officials in the Pentagon, which has awarded noncompetitive bidding contracts worth as much as $15.6 billion to Kellogg, Brown & Root. Rep. ...
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Buoyed by owl's flight to freedom
Historic for the owl, anyway.
8:34 a.m.

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