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Archive for January 13, 2003

FCC regulator tuned into recording issues
Like many consumers passionate about their entertainment, Michael Powell loves his TiVo.
11:15 a.m.
Appeals court weighs Las Vegas labor case
WASHINGTON -- Federal judges heard arguments today in a New York-New York hotel-casino case over worker rights to organize under a union.
11:14 a.m.
Slowdown hurting property values
The majority of Clark County's largest property taxpayers saw modest increases in their assessed values over the previous year, funneling little extra cash to the state's cash-strapped coffers.
11:14 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Gerbers not leaving Green Valley Ranch
According to Scott Gerber and Station Casinos spokeswoman Leslie Pittman, the name of Whiskey Sky at Green Valley Ranch Station Casino was changed to Whiskey Bar so there would be no confusion with Skybar on ...
11:14 a.m.
Defects task force recommends fee caps, timely suits
CARSON CITY -- Lawyers' fees should be capped in court judgments awarded for construction defects, a state advisory task force has recommended.
11:13 a.m.
Meetings set for new school boundaries
The Clark County Attendance Zone Advisory Commission will hold public meetings to dicuss proposed changes to school attendance zone boundaries for new and existing schools.
11:12 a.m.
UNLV gaining prominence in energy research
Some strange-looking saucers behind the UNLV campus have been grabbing the sun's rays -- along with a lot of attention from a national energy lab.
11:09 a.m.
Law requires UNLV to give artifacts back to tribe
A 1990 federal law is mandating that a University of Nevada, Las Vegas museum return its collection of Indian ceremonial masks to the Hopi Indian tribe that made them.
11:05 a.m.
Tax report backfires on Assembly Republicans
A report submitted to Gov. Kenny Guinn by Assembly Republicans was designed to add another dimension to the tax debate.
11:04 a.m.
Illegal breeding, dog fighting ring suspected
The owner of a pet grooming shop arrested last week in connection with a vehicle chop shop operation might have also been involved in illegal dog breeding and pit bull fighting, a Clark County Animal ...
11:03 a.m.
News briefs for Jan. 13, 2003
An automatic sprinkler system doused a trash fire in the Stratosphere late Friday.
10:56 a.m.
Analyst: Internet ban is likely
A federal ban on Internet gambling is likely to pass this year after years of online gaming opponents trying and failing to push through a prohibition bill in Congress, a top Internet gambling analyst told ...
10:54 a.m.
Man shot to death in robbery
North Las Vegas Police are searching for three people who broke into a home about 6 a.m. Sunday, then robbed, beat and fatally shot a 48-year-old man.
10:53 a.m.
Nevada casino executives debate industry outlook
On the final day of a major casino conference in Las Vegas Friday, Nevada's top gaming executives offered an upbeat outlook for a maturing industry that is managing to tackle new challenges one day at ...
10:52 a.m.
Casinos, chamber clash on tax plan
Casino executives backing a gross receipts tax on business are willing to lobby the Legislature, setting up a potential battle between gaming and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
10:51 a.m.
Bennett's generosity revealed at memorial
Las Vegans have long known that gaming giant William Bennett, one of America's richest men, was generous with his money.
10:51 a.m.
Tenet's problems an echo of previous scandals
LOS ANGELES -- In 1995, hospital chain National Medical Enterprises changed its name, hoping the new label would banish memories of the scandals that shook the company just a few years earlier.
10:16 a.m.
Hospital owner's profit soars
Net income jumped to $315 million, or 64 cents a share, in the fiscal second quarter ended Nov. 30, from $89 million, or 18 cents, a year earlier, Tenet said in statement today. Revenue climbed ...
9:51 a.m.
Software giant in settlement
Under the agreement announced Friday night, proceeds of the settlement will be distributed in the form of vouchers redeemable for computers and software products.
9:51 a.m.
Fry's store opens
Fry's store opens
9:48 a.m.
Thousands protest gaming plan
After holding a rally at a park, the protesters marched to the nearby government headquarters chanting, "We oppose soccer gambling for the future generation." They then handed a petition to officials.
9:47 a.m.
Takeover offer dropped
Stanley Leisure withdrew after it was unable to agree on terms with the relevant parties, it said in a Regulatory News Service statement.
9:47 a.m.
LV firm, game-maker in deal
The deal under consideration would transfer YaYa's assets and liabilities into a new majority-owned subsidiary of American Vantage tentatively called Gamze Inc.
9:47 a.m.
Entertainer plans casino
In partnership with Connecticut developer Curtis Robinson, Jackson plans to build the 1,400-room resort in Robin Bay, on the eastern end of St. Croix, Lt. Gov. Vargrave Richards said Friday.
9:47 a.m.
Launch of satellites lights up LV sky
NASA officials successfully launched a rocket late Sunday afternoon that spawned a bright spiral cloud in Southern Nevada's western skies.
9:45 a.m.
Feinstein to check on perchlorate cleanup
Two staffers from Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office will tour the Kerr-McGee Corp.'s perchlorate-contaminated plant site in Henderson on Tuesday, a week after Feinstein demanded that the company do more to stop the chemical from entering ...
9:45 a.m.
NDOT defends minority hiring
The executive director of Las Vegas' Urban Chamber of Commerce said the Nevada Department of Transportation is missing out on a federal grant for job training and not directing enough state contract work to minorities ...
9:44 a.m.
Bartender says he didn't cause death
A bartender named in a wrongful death civil lawsuit against a local topless club told jurors Friday that he fought with a California man seven years ago, but had nothing to do with his death.
9:27 a.m.
Rebels make strong showing as non-league play wraps up
Free throws, interior defense and a penchant for allowing big leads to dissolve have plagued UNLV during stretches of its non-conference schedule.
9:15 a.m.
Boxer Tapia upgraded to serious condition
Boxer Johnny Tapia remained hospitalized in Las Vegas today but had his condition upgraded from "critical" to "serious" Sunday afternoon.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Jumping on the Bucs' bandwagon
Allegiance to a particular sports team takes a number of forms, from purchasing tickets to its games to sitting transfixed and studying its box scores.
9:13 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Kenny Brack back in IndyCar Series
Kenny Brack is with his fourth racing team in five years, but the 1998 Indy Racing League champion and 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner nonetheless will feel right at home when the Indy Racing League IndyCar ...
9:12 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Celebrities enroll in Las Vegas tech
"Would you believe?" asked Don Adams, echoing a classic line from his "Get Smart" character Maxwell Smart as he surveyed the scene at the Consumer Electronics Show, which ended Sunday at the Las Vegas Convention ...
9:12 a.m.
Local sports calendar
Men's basketball: UNLV at BYU, 6 p.m.; CCSN at Utah Valley State, 7 p.m.
9:11 a.m.
Registration of visitors to U.S. called smoother
About 100 men from 13 countries had registered with Las Vegas immigration authorities by Friday's deadline, as a national Muslim group monitored the day's events for possible civil rights violations.
9:07 a.m.
Las Vegas' latest city park takes a page from the past
The newest park in the city of Las Vegas is actually its oldest.
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Race bettors gather for shot at bonanza
Horse racing has always been a part of the gaming terrain in Las Vegas. High-tech race books beam in hundreds of races per day from racing centers all over the country, be they big race ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Reid shows why he's effective
8:55 a.m.
Letter: The real enemy sits in Moscow, not Baghdad
Saddam has currently been a good boy by complying with whatever dictates the United Nations has given him. Inspectors wanted uninhibited access to sites -- they got it. Inspectors wanted a history of Iraq's weapons ...
8:55 a.m.
Obituaries for Jan. 13, 2003
Edward J. Hannifin, 79, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born April 29, 1923, in Butte, Mont. A resident for 50 years, he was a retired dealer and a World ...
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: Campaign finance laws applied equally
It's unquestioned that tribes maintain sovereignty on their land, and they shouldn't be restricted by the state in their own tribal elections, but trying to extend their sovereignty's reach into political donations for state elections ...
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: Drought is upon us: Save water
While it's easy for homeowners to cast blame on water amenities at casinos, public parks, upscale developments and even gas stations, the hard truth is that 65 percent of water drawn from Lake Mead is ...
8:46 a.m.
Youth team fights teen pregnancy
Gov. Kenny Guinn announced the selection Thursday in Carson City. Keating is a member of the Governor's Youth Advisory Council and is involved in student council and debate, Guinn said.
8:45 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Jan. 13, 2003
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:45 a.m.
County to send newsletter online
Sandstone Online, the new comprehensive "e-newsletter," will tell citizens about events and matters affecting their specific County Commission districts as well as what's happening countywide.
8:44 a.m.
Lake Mead Cruises may move
Water levels on Lake Mead are at 40-year lows, said William Dickinson, superintendent of the National Park Service's Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
8:44 a.m.
Sun Lite for Jan. 13, 2003
So, we're wondering whose bright idea it was to make weight-loss resolutions a New Year's tradition, when January is jam-packed with reasons to eat.
8:21 a.m.
That inking feeling: Vermin's 'Tattoos and Trash 2' exposes unique art forms
On Joe Marro's back, a grimacing Bettie Page clutches the neck of a woman she has clenched between her legs in a scissors-like grip.Both are wearing lingerie, and the devilish Page is featured with her ...
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Desert is far from barren
Dead beetles tumbled into his palm.
8:15 a.m.

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