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Archive for December 26, 2003

Potential Enron billings drawing fire from critics
Opposition is mounting to a potential request by Nevada Power Co. that it bill ratepayers for millions of dollars it may have to pay Enron Corp.
11:45 a.m.
Prowler shot by police may have been after dog
A suspected prowler who was shot by police in an Summerlin neighborhood in early December was a hired hit man seeking revenge on a Rottweiler who had killed another dog the day before, police reports ...
11:39 a.m.
Deadly NLV airplane crash investigated
Some aircraft accidents that have occurred involving the North Las Vegas Airport:
11:39 a.m.
GHB may be OK'd to treat narcolepsy
A version of the date-rape drug GHB may soon be approved in Nevada for treatment of the sleep disorder narcolepsy.
11:38 a.m.
Youth prison to reopen Jan. 26
CARSON CITY -- After being closed for nearly two years, the state-owned Summit View male juvenile detention center in North Las Vegas will be reopened Jan. 26 and will take in 24 boys the first ...
11:38 a.m.
Firm may be interested in LV, New York toy stores
The creditors committee of FAO Inc. on Wednesday approved Macklowe's $23 million proposal to buy the two stores as well as the rights to the FAO name, the Journal reported.
11:38 a.m.
Ex-execs reach agreement
Under the agreement, one former executive agreed not to sell or mortgage his house, and restrictions weren't placed on three other defendants' homes, said defense lawyer Lee L. Hamel.
11:37 a.m.
Business news briefs
More than $500,000 of the expenditures listed in finance reports filed Wednesday were by two groups opposed to a racino: Maine Opportunities and Casinos No!
11:36 a.m.
Tribe plans hotel
The Seneca Nation will break ground in April on the 26-story hotel that tribal officials say will be the Niagara Falls' first four-star hotel. The hotel will have 600 rooms and a full-service spa, Seneca ...
11:36 a.m.
Group proposes sports complex at old airport
The barren patch of desert that is the old and abandoned Boulder City Airport would be transformed into a $25 million sports complex with ball fields for tournaments and sports camps by summer 2005 under ...
11:35 a.m.
Nebraska lawmakers face issues on casinos
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The rancor and indecision over the push for a casino gambling measure is far from resolved as lawmakers ready for a new session starting Jan. 7.
11:35 a.m.
Christmas joy
On the holiest day of the Christian calendar, residents in other cities spend the day visiting family and friends, going to church or trying out new gifts. Those traditional activities occur in Las Vegas as ...
11:35 a.m.
Valley agencies feel shortchanged on federal funds for homeless
Local governments were awarded only half the federal funding they said they needed to help the valley's homeless this fiscal year, so they are appealing the allocation.
11:34 a.m.
Officials insist LV not target of terrorist plot
Local officials continued to report that there are no specific terrorist threats against Las Vegas as speculation grew across the nation about possible targets of terrorist strikes during a high, Code Orange alert.
11:34 a.m.
A year later, lottery winner wishes he'd been quieter
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- The letters never stop.
11:34 a.m.
Florida allegations might affect Galardi license bids
Tampa, Fla., police have filed racketeering charges against four managers of strip clubs in that city owned by the man who owns the Las Vegas Valley clubs that were at the center of a federal ...
11:13 a.m.
Van hits icy patch on I-15
A van full of people apparently headed home to Mexico hit an icy patch and rolled down a 70-foot embankment this morning along Interstate 15 just south of the Nevada border, resulting in two deaths.
11:13 a.m.
City news briefs for December 26, 2003
A man waiting at a bus stop on Flamingo Road at Valley View Boulevard was killed, and a 38-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested on a charge of drunken driving in the incident Thursday.
11:13 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 26, 2003
"You're just ... living in a nightmare and just can't really wake up out of it," Bryant said in the interview broadcast on ABC at halftime of the Lakers' 99-87 loss to Houston.
10:55 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Local bowl works as advertising device
When it comes to the Las Vegas Bowl, measuring or quantifying its success is a tricky, subjective endeavor.
10:12 a.m.
Crowdless in Las Vegas
The 2003 Las Vegas Bowl had just about everything executive director Tina Kunzer-Murphy could ask for.
10:11 a.m.
Edney's basket constant reminder for Gottfried
The real question ... will embattled coach Quin Snyder be the Missouri coach when UNLV plays at Columbia on Feb. 15.
9:59 a.m.
Officials say no pollutants released in fire at Timet plant
An industrial fire at Titanium Metals Corp. in Henderson Wednesday created enough smoke for a second alarm, but caused no injuries and emitted no chemicals, fire and company officials said.
9:57 a.m.
Passengers in cars rescued from Imperial Palace garage
Seven people trapped in two cars were rescued from rushing water at the Imperial Palace parking garage after a Christmas day storm brought almost an inch of rain to some parts of the Las Vegas ...
9:56 a.m.
Martz, Lewis at top of the heap in NFL
All-time series -- Denver leads, 6-3-1.
9:56 a.m.
Scooters raising concerns
They are shiny and fast and likely to hit the streets after Christmas with children as their illegal drivers.
9:56 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Don't blame the kicker -- Saints could have gone for two
One of my favorite parts about sports betting is preparing for the unlikely, and what to do when it happens.
9:52 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:51 a.m.
Fishing report: Winter temperatures having usual effects
Typical winter fishing has descended on the lake as a result of cooler water temperatures that is sending striped bass and other warm water game fish to deeper water, according to the Nevada Department of ...
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: McBeath brothers have some success during elk hunt
Christmas may have arrived early, back in November for the three McBeath brothers of Las Vegas.
9:49 a.m.
Police bust up credit card 'bust out' scam
An Eastern European organized crime ring is believed to be behind a sophisticated credit card skimming scheme that netted the crooks about $100,000 since October, Metro Police said.
9:42 a.m.
Cremation: Southern Nevadans' final choice
On rankings of education and health, Nevada often finds itself on the bottom of the list. In growth and economic factors it's often on top.
9:29 a.m.
Where I Stand: Crime and punishment
OUR GROUP'S moderator, Robert Siller, a board member of the Gaming Control Board, was particularly well versed in our topic. With years of experience in the FBI, he made an excellent match of experience and ...
9:29 a.m.
Obituaries for December 26, 2003
Robert E. Autry, 72, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born April 27, 1931, in Mississippi. A resident for seven years, he was a retired production manager for a furniture ...
9:28 a.m.
Community news briefs for December 26, 2003
The second annual New Year's Eve Blood Drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Neonopolis.
9:27 a.m.
Historic church in need of some very special help
VIRGINIA CITY -- This famed old mining town's shops, saloons and other attractions aren't the only places that suffer when the summer tourist season ends and icy roads make it tough to get here. So ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: GOP seeking to kill Medicare
Don't scoff, because all the needed ingredients are there -- Republican control of the White House and Congress and an ill-informed or misinformed electorate. The undying goal of the GOP has always been the unraveling ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Middle East's oil is not worth sending soldiers
President Ronald Reagan, Vice President George H.W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, who is now secretary of defense, Dick Cheney, who is now vice president, and other Republicans then became friendly with yet another dictator, Saddam Hussein.
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Show us the whole nuke plan
Actually, the Energy Department is still not really talking about a transportation plan. It's just talking about one tiny sliver of it, the portion that would carry the waste over the final 300 miles. Margaret ...
9:09 a.m.
Editorial: A toast to staying safe
This time of year, many of the auto accidents they respond to are alcohol-related. It's an important fact to bear in mind, whether we're traveling to work or coming home from a social gathering. If ...
9:09 a.m.
Party On: Despite downsizing tour scope, Strokes handpick Vegas for Dec. 31 show
The Strokes are relative neophytes in the music industry, having just released album No. 2.
8:56 a.m.
Metallica rings in 2004 with sold-out Joint show
Why sing "Auld Lang Syne" when you can shout out the words to "Enter Sandman?"
8:47 a.m.
'Girls, Guy' gives maximum bang for buck
What: "Two Girls & a Guy."
8:46 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Nora's offers wine, music -- and a place to lounge
It isn't the Metropolitan, but Giovanni Mauro couldn't be more proud of the new venue where he can indulge his passion for singing opera.
8:45 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Comedy is a family affair for Capri
For Jeff Capri it was never a question of if, but when he would join the family business.
8:44 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Owls at the mercy of the system
Mary Siero has been looking, but the burrowing owl from Reno obviously is shy.
8:43 a.m.
On Display for December 26, 2003
Centaur Art Galleries presents "Picasso's Legacy," the largest exhibition of the artist's work ever shown on sale, from Wednesday, Dec. 31, to Feb. 29 on the lower level of the Fashion Show mall. Admission is ...
8:42 a.m.
Clash's self-titled debut established Strummer's legend
Living legend. It's a term thrown around far too often in rock 'n' roll circles.
8:42 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: The music scene in Las Vegas will never be dull
The past couple of weeks, Feedback has looked back at the year that was, first its top new albums and then its best local shows.
8:41 a.m.
A little wine, a little music
WEEKEND EDITION
4:19 a.m.
Editorial: Homeless are viewed with apathy
Dec. 27 - 28, 2003
3:51 a.m.
Peter Principle
WEEKEND EDITION
3:51 a.m.

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