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Archive for January 2, 2003

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12:00 p.m.
Priest pleads guilty in 5 sex cases
A Henderson priest accused of abusing five teenage boys at his church while claiming to spiritually counsel them pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday in District Court and could face a sentence of five years ...
11:17 a.m.
Some cancer rates very high in Nevada
The likelihood of dying from several types of smoking-related cancers was greater in Nevada than the national average in 2000, according to statistics that are to be part of a national study to be released ...
11:17 a.m.
State given list of patient prescriptions, but not for law enforcement
Every month Nevada pharmacists transmit to the state the names of people who have purchased painkillers and other potentially addictive drugs prescribed by doctors -- and that information is available to law enforcement officials.
11:17 a.m.
Heist suspect killed by police
Police are trying to determine whether the man who was killed in a shootout with a police officer Tuesday was half of a bank-robbing duo responsible for a string of December holdups.
11:08 a.m.
Lawmakers' building of war chests on hold temporarily
In the past six months state lawmakers have squeezed in as much campaign fund-raising as they could because, come Friday, they will be prohibited from that kind of activity for five months.
11:06 a.m.
Governor plans a brief inaugural
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn says he will be a man of few words at his second-term inauguration Monday.
11:06 a.m.
Las Vegas rings in New Year
After the barricades had been removed from Las Vegas Boulevard Wednesday morning and the all of the confetti was cleaned up, the Strip vs. Times Square debate had been settled for one New Yorker.
11:04 a.m.
County, LV seek one pet shelter
Clark County officials say they are confident they can reach a multi-entity agreement for a regional animal control shelter by 2005 that will make it easier for pet owners to recover lost pets and adopt ...
11:03 a.m.
Tighter baggage-checking rules take effect at airport
When Wendy Russell packed her three suitcases Wednesday to return to Vancouver, British Columbia, after ringing in the New Year in Las Vegas, she knew there would be a problem.
11:03 a.m.
Man held in shooting death of his father
Daniel Rodius had allegedly phoned home to Green Valley from a recent vacation in Mexico and said that his 21-year-old son David John Rodius had threatened to kill him. Early Wednesday the younger Rodius carried ...
11:03 a.m.
2002 saw slight rise in number of killings
The number of homicides in Southern Nevada rose slightly in 2002 compared with the previous year.
11:03 a.m.
Plans to cut water use go forward
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is accelerating plans to cut water use in the Las Vegas Valley after the federal government moved Wednesday to reduce available Lake Mead water.
11:02 a.m.
News briefs for Jan. 2, 2003
A family of seven was taken to University Medical Center about 11 p.m. Monday after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning from a small barbecue grill that had been brought into a home, fire officials said.
11:01 a.m.
Big Vegas firms again file to leave Nevada Power grid
The nine companies, seven represented by Las Vegas-based Nevada Energy Buyers Network, include seven casino companies that own 29 resorts.
11:01 a.m.
FDA OKs marketing of Singulair
The Food and Drug Administration approved the new use of Singulair late Tuesday, said Chris Loder, a Merck spokesman. Merck shares rose $1.69, or 3 percent, to $58.30 as of 10:18 a.m. in New York ...
11:01 a.m.
Trio of 2003 casino openings begins tonight
After more than a year's pause in the opening of casinos in the Las Vegas area, this winter and spring will bring no less than three new gambling sites to town that are as diverse ...
10:55 a.m.
Florida Salvation Army office rejects donation from lottery winner
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. -- A local Salvation Army office in Florida will not accept a $100,000 donation from a Florida Lotto winner because its local leader didn't want to take money associated with gambling.
10:54 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: New Year's was Las Vegas' real world
That way, one could have attended all of the fabulous New Year's Eve events that Las Vegas hosted on Tuesday.
9:54 a.m.
Vegas carrier tries charging for meals
If enough travelers prove willing to pay for the privilege of dining on airline food, the eighth-largest U.S. airline -- and the second-busiest in Las Vegas -- may begin selling food on all its flights ...
9:53 a.m.
California tribe pays off loans
The tribe was able to pay Sealaska under a debt restructuring package but would not reveal terms of the deal, said Dave Toler, member of the San Pasqual casino management committee.
9:52 a.m.
Christian Civic League joins in anti-casino battle
Executive Director Michael Heath said he expects the issue to occupy much of his time in 2003.
9:52 a.m.
Obituaries for Jan. 2, 2003
Ronald Boyce, 70, of Nevada died Monday in Las Vegas. Born June 25, 1932, in Belmore, N.Y., he was a resident for 17 years.
9:51 a.m.
Bank heist suspect killed by police
Police are trying to determine whether the man who was killed in a shootout with a police officer Tuesday was half of a bank-robbing duo responsible for a string of December holdups in the Las ...
9:33 a.m.
Trial delayed in hotel room killing
Paulette Walker Perry's trial was expected to begin Monday, but was postponed until Jan. 13 because of scheduling problems among attorneys on both sides, Deputy District Attorney David Schwartz said.
9:26 a.m.
Four killed in New Year's accidents
The year got off to a deadly start on the roadways of the Las Vegas Valley.
9:25 a.m.
James, Reid vow a fresh look at land-use policies
Two new commissioners will take their seats on the Clark County Commission on Monday, and hopes are that they will provide a fresh start after weeks of land-use controversies.
9:24 a.m.
Local sports calendar
Men's college basketball: Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne at UNLV, 7:30 p.m., Thomas & Mack Center.
9:15 a.m.
Community briefs for Jan. 2, 2003
Snow Day, a two-mile moderate hike through some snow to Cathedral Rock Monday, is one of the many events planned by the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
9:08 a.m.
National Guard to replace Air Force Reserve security
Air Force Reserve Command security forces personnel may return home earlier than anticipated because of a memorandum of agreement signed by the departments of the Air Force and Army.
9:07 a.m.
McClain bucking the odds
Each and every year Las Vegas sees two or three men emerge who believe they can make a living promoting fights in the city. But as they soon discover, this is a roadside littered with ...
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Corley, Bailey should put on good show in D.C.
It's an old and timeworn scenario, yet one that can make for an attractive fight. It's the boxer vs. the puncher, and it will be played out again Saturday on a Showtime-televised card from the ...
9:07 a.m.
Injury to Perry alters Foothill's plans
Califonia Dreamin' quickly turned into So-Cal Nightmares for the Foothill basketball team last weekend.
9:05 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Here are a few tips for 2003 from some big names
With the dawning of a New Year, I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you and yours every good wish for 2003, good golfing, and most importantly, good health.
9:04 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Guest columnist Zlatan Alibasic: Diverse views on law
Many students were very eager to express their views. All the way from "Capital punishment should be abolished as a whole" to "Capital punishment should be exercised after every first degree murder."
8:31 a.m.
Letter: We gave Iraq weapons of war
The article discusses the Reagan/Bush role in the support of Saddam Hussein and his regime from 1983 through 1992. I was shocked to learn that we had removed Iraq from the "terrorist list" and provided ...
8:29 a.m.
Letter: Latino casino would be form of segregation
A fascinating article, and there's no question that the downtown area needs to be revamped. But the following quote from the article is troubling:
8:29 a.m.
Editorial: A measured response to claims of cloning
Reproductive cloning is nothing more than a ghastly medical experiment. Cloning of animals rarely is successful, sometimes resulting in disfigurement and often ending in a miscarriage. This purported cloning allegedly took place outside the United ...
8:28 a.m.
Editorial: Now make old schools a priority
Given those inescapable statistics we cannot argue with the district's decision to make new-school construction its No. 1 priority. Now, however, with the building program up and running and even a bit ahead of schedule, ...
8:28 a.m.
Country legend Alabama still a state of mind
When: Tuesday.
8:24 a.m.
Peppers still have a lot of spice
When: Tuesday.
8:20 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Perspective needed for new year
First, there's the sure thing. Review all the stories of the past year and select the ones you feel are most significant.
8:20 a.m.
Air Supply: Tropicana offers show in the sky and it's free
They were too busy playing slot machines, cards and craps to look up.
8:19 a.m.

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