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Archive for December 17, 2003

Metro given time to consider using County Courthouse site
"We think we would be a very good anchor tenant," Metro Undersheriff Doug Gillespie said.
11:14 a.m.
Last word on CCSN firings yet to be heard
A number of loose ends linger after the state Board of Regents' removal of two CCSN administrators -- including an opinion from the attorney general that could change the decision.
11:13 a.m.
Galardi hopes to win back liquor license
In a 6-0 vote this morning the Clark County commissioners revoked the liquor license for the Leopard Lounge topless club after revoking the license for Jaguars on Tuesday.
11:08 a.m.
Showing of trilogy draws fans to casino theater
At 5:20 p.m., 27-year-old Jaime Royden sprinted with a mission from the Regal Cinemas downstairs at the Green Valley Ranch Station Casino in Henderson to the Villa Pizza one floor up.
11:06 a.m.
Police shoot, kill slaying suspect
A Metro Police detective shot and killed an unarmed murder suspect during a foot chase through a neighborhod near Freedom Park on Tuesday afternoon.
11:04 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Keeping our sins to ourselves
Topless showgirls, the mystique of the mob, 24-hour access to alcohol and legalized prostitution an hour away all have played an important role in luring millions of visitors here each year.
11:04 a.m.
Funds crisis hits care of kids
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn's budget overestimated how much federal child-care money would be available, and the $18.2 million error has created a crisis for thousands of Nevada families, lawmakers were told Tuesday.
11:02 a.m.
Jurors weigh fate of murderer
Jurors this morning settled on a punishment for the man who killed a mother of four and then attacked a prosecutor in a Clark County courtroom.
11:02 a.m.
VA overhaul of health plan delayed
WASHINGTON -- A plan to overhaul the veterans health-care system, which is expected to include a new veterans hospital and nursing home in Las Vegas, has been delayed.
10:59 a.m.
Prison rehab programs face cuts
CARSON CITY -- The drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in the state prison system will have to be closed within six months if a federal grant is eliminated, the state Department of Corrections said today.
10:58 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 17, 2003
Robinson, who bid adieu to offensive coordinator/quarterback coach Vince Alcalde earlier this month, announced on Tuesday that wide receivers coach Garrick McGee had left the program for a similar job at Northwestern.
10:56 a.m.
Giants to fire Fassel after season concludes
Coach Jim Fassel will be fired by the New York Giants at the end of a disappointing season, the Associated Press reported today.
10:55 a.m.
Adras hoping for hometown upset
Blame it on the long bus ride from Riverside earlier in the day, or a hectic early season schedule that has already included five road games in places like Wichita, Tulsa and Tucson, but Northern ...
10:54 a.m.
Kyle Busch aiming to make Nextel Cup debut at LVMS
Las Vegas native Kyle Busch will attempt to qualify for the March 7 NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports announced today.
10:53 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 17, 2003
The Clark County Health District began taking additional appointments Tuesday for people at high risk of flu complications to receive the limited doses of flu vaccine currently available to the district.
10:53 a.m.
Ex-Mirage employee 'snapped' under pressure
A former Mirage casino employee who failed to file thousands of money-tracking reports with the federal government claimed he "snapped" under pressure and got so far behind that he was "scared" to tell other employees ...
10:49 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Oddsmaker's Oscar forecast rings true
In his early Oscar odds, Bally's/Paris Las Vegas oddsmaker Johnny Avello made "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" his favorite for Best Picture.
10:47 a.m.
MGM exec: Diversity could increase profit
Punam Mathur was looking out over a sea of mostly white faces when she delivered an address on diversity in the tourism industry Tuesday.
10:41 a.m.
Las Vegas gaming industry outlook seen as improving
The outlook for Las Vegas' casino industry next year is looking up as the economy strengthens, consumers gain more discretionary spending power and Wall Street eyes gaming investments more favorably, a top economist told a ...
10:40 a.m.
Future of PGA event in LV 'TBD'
It's up to a bunny and a bearded man to save this act.
9:58 a.m.
Schneider's production draws attention of affiliates
Wranglers forward Eric Schneider has a point to make. Even though he's struggled at the Triple-A level, including his most recent stint last week, he has the ability to dominate stat sheets at the Double-A ...
9:57 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: NFL games running too long
It was 12:20 a.m. in Miami when Philadelphia's David Akers kicked a 42-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 34-24 lead against the Dolphins, and with two minutes still remaining to be played Pro ...
9:57 a.m.
Kobe's dad says son will 'get through' assault case
Kobe Bryant's father spoke out about his son's assault case Tuesday, saying the NBA star is an intelligent man who will "get through" charges he assaulted a 19-year-old Colorado woman.
9:55 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Local specialty store can solve gift needs
Unless you are from Mars, completely off your rocker, or just plain out of it, you must know there is little but a week before dear old Santa arrives.
9:51 a.m.
Correction
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:50 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:50 a.m.
Couple sought in 'pigeon drop' scam
The couple have pulled off the scam at least 11 times between March and Nov. 20. They are finding victims around UNLV and in bank parking lots or stores close to banks, police said.
9:45 a.m.
Club expected to suffer without alcohol sales
The liquor bottles stayed behind the bar at Jaguars Tuesday afternoon, then were taken a few hours later as the strip club turned itself into a nonalcoholic venue to comply with a decision hours earlier ...
9:45 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 17, 2003
Betty Jane Barnhurst, 78, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born March 24, 1925, in Utah. A resident for 51 years, she was a homemaker.
9:43 a.m.
New ban on yard sales in front yards to be reviewed
North Las Vegas' new law limiting yard and garage sales might get another look by the City Council after one councilman was alerted to the fact that the law prohibits the sales from taking place ...
9:26 a.m.
Boulder City is not immune to flood suit
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Boulder City was not immune from a lawsuit in connection with damage to property during a flood in that city in 1997.
9:24 a.m.
Questions raised over educator's background
One of the finalists for the northwest region superintendent position in the Clark County School District is an Arizona educator questioned by police in connection with harassing letters sent to a woman with whom he ...
9:23 a.m.
Look at redevelopment plan delayed
Several people showed up at a meeting Tuesday night to speak on the matter, but city redevelopment officials decided instead to hold the item to give its staff more time to discuss it.
9:22 a.m.
Gibbons named Porker of Month
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., has been deemed "Porker of the Month" for December by a government watchdog group for $225,000 in federal funds he secured to help repair the public swimming pool in ...
9:22 a.m.
Gibbons seeks top spot on Intelligence Committee
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., will seek the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee since some members with more seniority will not be in the House after the 2004 election.
9:20 a.m.
County, state merger of family services nears
Putting all family services under the roof of one Clark County agency instead of splitting them between the county and state is proceeding with only minor technical and personnel obstacles, a county official said Tuesday.
9:19 a.m.
Adults who were adopted want records to be opened
CARSON CITY -- After hearing pleas from people who were adopted as children, state lawmakers will again consider giving adults access to their adoption records.
9:19 a.m.
Two found dead in missing plane
The wreckage of a a missing Cessna Centurion was located by a Nevada Army National Guard helicopter crew about 9 miles north of the Tonopah Airport Tuesday afternoon.
9:19 a.m.
Co-CEO demoted
Holden was demoted to an unspecified global marketing position at Kraft in the wake of a series of setbacks over the past year involving new product fizzles, personnel departures and lackluster sales.
9:13 a.m.
Trade agreement reached with four nations
Negotiators reached agreement in all areas, including textiles and agriculture, according to a U.S. official, who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
9:12 a.m.
Maine slots consultant quits panel, blasts 'political tricks'
AUGUSTA, Maine -- A consultant for a gaming company seeking to develop slot machines in Maine quit the state liquor and lottery commission on Tuesday, blasting "certain members of the state's elected leadership" for engaging ...
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Growth goes on despite drought
"... Archon Corp. said 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. ... The Clark County Commission in February ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Spread happiness during holidays
Regardless of the holiday that one celebrates -- be it Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or Christmas, or even some other holiday -- let's resolve to make it a joyful one for each other. The world can use ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Protecting ranch from immigrants should be OK
The Barnetts have a 22,000-acre ranch near the Mexican border, which they are forced to protect themselves because the federal government is not providing enough agents from the U.S. Border Patrol. When illegal immigrants cross ...
9:02 a.m.
State, gambling foes bicker over gaming expansion law
GUILDERLAND, N.Y. -- The largest expansion of gambling in New York history violated the state constitution and threatens to turn the state into "one big Las Vegas," anti-gambling lawyers argued Tuesday.
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: We can all have the 'Wright' stuff
Which is what happened on the morning of Dec. 17, 1903, on a hillside in Kitty Hawk, N.C. A plane engineered and built by Orville and Wilbur Wright took off under its own power, with ...
8:59 a.m.
Regulators won't block merger
The regulator "does not propose to intervene" in Melbourne- based Tabcorp's merger proposal, the ACCC said in a statement.
8:59 a.m.
Ailing lottery winners pledge funds for medical research
Shirley and Rudolph Yearby waited an extra day to become millionaires because he spent Monday tethered to a kidney dialysis machine.
8:58 a.m.
Eagle Scout honors received
Matthew David Clayson, 14; Chase Elliott Crowley, 18; Michael R. Davis, 16; Christopher Ryan Frehner; Aaron David Griffiths, 15; Blayne Nelson Grondel, 13; Robson M. Hauser, 14; Shane Trevor Henriksen, 17; Howard Dustin Hepworth, 16; ...
8:41 a.m.
Two LV teens are AP scholars
Sarah A. Buchanan and Alec R. Chapman, both from the Meadows School, Las Vegas, were the two Nevada high school students to receive the award.
8:41 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 17, 2003
A blood drive is being held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the LDS chapel on Ocean Street in Henderson for an 8-year-old girl who has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant.
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Couple spare no expense for annual open house
Dee, in addition to spearheading the Christmas Box Gala (to benefit the Sunrise Children's Foundation) and also serving on the National Committee for Holiday Festivals, is known for her elaborate, themed home decorations that change ...
8:15 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Personal shoppers can ease stress
An expert personal shopper can chase the shopping blues away. Such high-end retailers as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale's Home Store at the Fashion Show mall and Tiffany & Co. at Bellagio offer ...
8:15 a.m.

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