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Archive for December 18, 2003

Vegas sees opportunities to attract international tourists
International travel to Nevada from all points on the globe should improve next year and the state already has begun gearing up to serve a new market -- China.
11:26 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 18, 2003
A District Court judge on Wednesday sentenced a Las Vegas man to four to 10 years in prison for his role in the death of his 2-year-old daughter.
11:21 a.m.
Manslaughter charges sought against man, 87
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- Police announced Wednesday they are asking the district attorney to file manslaughter charges against an 87-year-old man whose Buick LeSabre plowed through a crowded farmers market in July, killing 10 people ...
11:20 a.m.
Man is indicted on sex charges
An indictment unsealed Wednesday before District Judge Michael Douglas charges John Misseldine with one count of sexual assault with a minor under 14 and two counts of lewdness with a child under 14.
11:20 a.m.
The Hotel opens at Mandalay Bay
The Hotel opens at Mandalay Bay
11:20 a.m.
LV airport on prospective expansion list
Frontier plans to announce a "major expansion" later today, but would not disclose plans until meeting with employees today. Officials at McCarran could not be reached for comment.
11:18 a.m.
Circus defends policy on HIV-infected gymnast
The Human Rights Commission is investigating whether Cirque du Soleil violated local laws by firing Matthew Cusick, an HIV-infected gymnast scheduled to begin performing at the "Mystere" show in Las Vegas in April. Last month, ...
11:18 a.m.
Southcoast resort plan advances
The County Commission gave zoning approval for the resort in July 2001, but the company sought use permits for the towers and other additions to the original plans. The county on Wednesday also approved expanding ...
11:18 a.m.
Survey shows drop in smoking in high school
The percentage of Clark County high school students who said they smoke cigarettes has dropped to 19.5 percent -- the lowest rate in eight years, a new survey shows.
11:13 a.m.
Man may have given flu shots without license
Nevada officials are investigating a Seattle man they believe administered flu shots in Las Vegas without a license, health officials said.
11:11 a.m.
Rules for fountains, home car washing revisited
Water rules for decorative fountains and home car washing will go back to the drawing board.
11:08 a.m.
Tempers flare over OK of Social Security project
About 200 previously hopeful people wearing stickers with a red slash through the words "Spot Zoning" left Las Vegas City Council chambers disappointed and angry Wednesday night.
11:07 a.m.
Nevada's DUI death rate up after decline
The number of alcohol-related traffic deaths in Nevada rose significantly in 2002 over 2001 after three years of decline, a new federal study says.
11:07 a.m.
Nevada still tops nation in growth
New census numbers released this morning show Nevada remains the fastest-growing state in the nation for the 17th consecutive year -- but that's not news to anyone who lives here, an analyst says.
11:05 a.m.
Director named for new cancer institute
Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang has spent more than two decades battling cancer, both professionally as a prominent researcher and personally as a survivor of Hodgkin's disease.
11:04 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 18, 2003
A clerk magistrate also found probable cause to go forward with Nelson's cross-complaint against Paul Williams, 24, a middle school teacher from Derry, N.H.
11:01 a.m.
Investors await judge's decision on assets of Las Vegas mortgage fund
Attorneys for embattled Las Vegas mortgage lender Connie Farris, disgruntled investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission argued over fraud allegations for nearly two hours on Wednesday.
10:55 a.m.
Outside experts critical of Las Vegas ad campaign
A panel of meeting and convention planners argued Wednesday that Las Vegas sends the wrong message to the business community with its "what happens here, stays here" advertising campaign.
10:52 a.m.
LV insurer tries to explain intricacies of Medicare and effects of new law
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc.'s Medicare + Choice members will not pay more for their health insurance benefits in 2004 despite rising costs.
10:50 a.m.
Oklahoma City flights set
TransMeridian Airlines, which began public charter service between McCarran and four cities in August, will offer nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Oklahoma City starting Feb. 11.
10:48 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Art sets new Mandalay Bay hotel apart
Perhaps Las Vegas' most impressive gallery opened Wednesday -- and it is disguised as a sleek new hotel.
10:42 a.m.
Spinks enjoys his turn on top
It's a rare achievement, holding all three of the major titles at a given weight. It's so rare, in fact, that boxing's welterweight division went more than 20 years without an undisputed champion, dating back ...
10:16 a.m.
Wranglers maintain home-ice advantage
Wednesday night was full of surprises as the Orleans Arena.
10:14 a.m.
Fight schedule
At San Juan, Puerto Rico, (Telefutura), Jose Cotto, Puerto Rico, vs. Isidro Tejador, Colombia, 10, lightweights; Henry Bruseles, Puerto Rico, vs. Jerome Elder, Indianapolis, 10, junior welterweights.
10:14 a.m.
Bledsoe: I can still get job done
Buffalo Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe is resigned to following up one of his most prolific seasons with one of his worst.
10:13 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Barry's ready to welcome Golden Gloves fighters
For amateur fighters associated with the Golden Gloves gym, a deathbed promise assures them of a place to work out and compete even after the gym permanently closes next Tuesday.
10:13 a.m.
Showtime will lift curtain on Grigorian
The first big fight of the new year is Jan. 3 in Connecticut when Acelino Freitas moves up a division, to lightweight, to face a man well known in Europe but largely unheralded here.
10:11 a.m.
Police releasing few details in shooting of unarmed man
Metro Police are providing little explanation as to how they wound up initially telling the public that the unarmed man killed by a Metro detective Tuesday had a gun.
9:52 a.m.
Council to re-examine law on yard sales
The North Las Vegas City Council will take another look at a new law that limits yard and garage sales, after Councilman Robert Eliason said he was concerned that the new law prohibits such sales ...
9:50 a.m.
NLV council briefs for Dec. 18, 2003
A North Las Vegas park that features a model airplane flying field will be named the Willie C. McCool Regional Park, in honor of one of the seven astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia when ...
9:47 a.m.
Guinn, other governors call for full tax funds
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Kenny Guinn and 12 other governors want full funding of the federal payment-in-lieu of tax program to help their states get the money needed for basic programs.
9:47 a.m.
Sequoia stands tall as small forward
Her first name is an impressive enigma.
9:45 a.m.
Southern Nevadans appointed to state panels
The governor named Suzanne Magleby and Jeffrey Wrightson to the Maternal & Child Health Advisory Board; Thomas Peacock and Jean Peyton to the Workforce Investment Board; Michael Benjamin to the Commission on Sports; Dr. Rena ...
9:43 a.m.
Allen gets life without parole in killing of mother of four
Jurors on Wednesday determined that the Las Vegas man who killed his girlfriend and after his conviction assaulted a Clark County prosecutor should spend the rest of his life behind bars.
9:43 a.m.
9:38 a.m.
'Positive' meeting with Selby held
The Las Vegas City Council had a "positive" meeting with City Manager Doug Selby behind closed doors Wednesday. Council members, citing the nature of the meeting as a personnel session, would not say much more ...
9:32 a.m.
Las Vegas City Council briefs
The Las Vegas City Council approved an ordinance to allow people to buy alcohol over the Internet and have it delivered from a grocery store, and then approved the first applicant for a license to ...
9:32 a.m.
UNLV has big plans for long stay at home
It has only been about three weeks since UNLV basketball team played a home game at the Thomas & Mack Center. But head coach Charlie Spoonhour and his squad are eager to play again on ...
9:32 a.m.
Penske staying mum on Gaughan's future
Given the fact that most of the details of Roger Penske's plan to add a third NASCAR Nextel Cup team next season are plastered all over the Internet, the venerable auto racing team owner apparently ...
9:31 a.m.
Council hears pitch for world-class zoo
Las Vegas officials will negotiate a possible takeover of Floyd Lamb State Park from the state, and at the same time will discuss backing a revenue bond to build a zoo on a portion of ...
9:29 a.m.
Leading indicators up
Leading indicators up
9:28 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Y'all get ready for Busch and Brendan
While there is a Las Vegas, N.M. (keep going north at Santa Fe), our sometimes fair city doesn't yet have a namesake in North Carolina -- although you wouldn't know it based on what has ...
9:26 a.m.
Art to be built into city projects
A percentage of the cost of construction projects will now be used to pay for public art in Las Vegas.
9:26 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:25 a.m.
O Christmas tree: Please stay safe
The Clark County Fire Department offers this advice for keeping safe over the holidays:
9:17 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 18, 2003
Deborah Diane Butler-Kerr, 51, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Oct. 1, 1952, in Deming, N.M. A resident for 25 years, she was a PBX operator.
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Other reputable sources for drugs
Don't they realize the danger they are putting Americans in, at least according to the FDA? But maybe they realize, as many people here already have, that buying drugs from reputable sources outside our country ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Conserve water and slow growth
Those of us who have called Las Vegas home for many years and who don't stand to make a buck by the out-of-control growth our civic leaders have allowed over the years would disagree. Yes, ...
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Saddam's trial will mean more Bush propaganda
With his programs of "Leave no billionaire behind," including the sellout of seniors with the prescription drug law, Bush has also been feeling political pressure domestically.
9:09 a.m.
Editorial: Wetlands decision is surprising, welcome
Environmentalists were pleased by the announcement, one of the first major decisions by the new EPA administrator, Mike Leavitt. "I have to admit this was a real positive development and a win for wetlands and ...
9:08 a.m.
Regents defend votes on CCSN
University regents responsible for closed meetings that removed the Community College of Southern Nevada president and his adviser remain deeply divided over their actions a week after a move to rescind the firings failed.
9:07 a.m.
Editorial: Program for child care needs boost
We support this program but are dismayed by its current austere budget partly caused by a state miscalculation. In presenting his budget to the 2003 Legislature, Gov. Kenny Guinn overestimated -- by $18.2 million over ...
9:06 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Trying time for Saddam
Several months may be needed to spell out the long list of crimes committed by Saddam and his henchmen. Testimony must come from the Kurds and Shiites of Iraq; survivors of Saddam's brutal invasion of ...
8:28 a.m.
Nellis maintenance unit honored as tops
A Nellis Air Force Base aircraft maintenance unit has been singled out by the base's parent unit, Air Combat Command, as the most effective unit in the command for 2003.
8:28 a.m.
Advisory panel to study various state tax issues
CARSON CITY -- The Genoa Bar, one of the oldest structures in Nevada, built in the 1850s, brought a sale price in 2000 of $625,000 but is paying a property tax of $406 a year.
8:26 a.m.
Lawmakers urge personal water systems for police
WASHINGTON -- Metro Police officers need personal water systems to work with the gas masks they would use in the event of a major emergency, but cannot buy them with federal grant money.
8:25 a.m.
Capitol Police buy bikes for children
Chief Brad Valladon said 16 new bicycles have been purchased and will be given to the Salvation Army of Carson City and Project Santa Claus of Douglas County for distribution at a ceremony Friday on ...
8:24 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 18, 2003
The Bureau of Land Management will offer up to seven horses at a wild horse adoption event at 8 a.m. Saturday at Oliver Ranch in Red Rock Canyon.
8:24 a.m.
Leavitt, son both doing well following kidney transplant
CARSON CITY -- Nevada Supreme Court Justice Myron Leavitt says his son Jimmy doesn't have to give him a Christmas present this year.
8:24 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Saddam beats whale of a tale
Where were you went the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor?
8:13 a.m.
Short & Sweet: Quillin's book of short stories recounts brushes with greatness
The 278-page autobiography of 69 brief stories is available through and other online bookstores.
8:13 a.m.

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