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Archive for January 16, 2003

Marijuana group: Feds broke law
CARSON CITY -- A group that backed a marijuana ballot question in November says the federal government violated Nevada law by not filing campaign expense reports on the money spent opposing the measure.
11:23 a.m.
Teen who missed shooting sentencing may have left U.S.
Raymond Lane, 17, and Nicholas Maestas, 18, were scheduled to be sentenced by District Judge Donald Mosley in the July shooting death of Jaime Sotelo Jr., 20, in Henderson. Lane did not show up. It ...
11:23 a.m.
News briefs for Jan. 16, 2003
A tractor-trailer crashed through a guardrail while crossing the Laughlin Bridge and plunged into the Colorado River about 8:50 this morning, the Clark County Fire Department said.
11:22 a.m.
Show of faith: Replica of Our Lady of Guadalupe inspires many during tour stop
The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the rear of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Henderson stood taller than the slight woman who had just asked the icon for help on Tuesday morning.
11:21 a.m.
State college officials vow to overcome budget cut
Nevada State College at Henderson officials said they are thankful that no one is pulling the plug on them this legislative session.
11:20 a.m.
Leaders of cities tell state: Hands off cash
Local governments united Wednesday with a clear message for state lawmakers -- don't try to take our money to fix your problems.
11:15 a.m.
Herrera seeking to handle P.R. for developers
When he was Clark County Commission chairman, Dario Herrera regulated development. Now that he has left public office, he will handle public relations for some of the developers that used to plead their cases before ...
11:15 a.m.
Guinn to seek 'interim' taxes
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn says he will propose some "interim" taxes in his plan to bail the state government out of a $704 million deficit.
11:14 a.m.
Police seek clues in case of missing Israelis
Last month, two 25-year-old Israeli men drove to Las Vegas from California to find work as nightclub disc jockeys.
11:14 a.m.
Record cuts in housing feared
Las Vegas Valley housing authority officials are up in arms over what could be the biggest cuts in federal funds in more than two decades.
11:09 a.m.
Strip timeshare project future being debated
Developers of a 54-story luxury timeshare tower planned for the Las Vegas Strip say the project could funnel hundreds of new visitors each day to surrounding casinos -- timeshare owners who generally spend more and ...
11:06 a.m.
Forum Shops owner ups offer for rival Taubman Centers
Simon Property increased its bid to $20 a share from $18, valuing Taubman Centers at about $4.25 billon in stock and debt. Westfield America Inc., the U.S. unit of one of Australia's biggest property owners, ...
11:05 a.m.
Sale of workers' comp business considered
The workers' compensation subsidiary, CII Financial, writes insurance policies in nine states and employs about 400 people, primarily in Nevada and California, Sierra said in a statement.
11:02 a.m.
Tribal sovereignty at center of casino battles
GEYSERVILLE, Calif. -- High on a hilltop overlooking miles of Alexander Valley vineyards and the sparkling Russian River, at the dead end of a twisting narrow access road, two circus-like tents front a parking lot ...
9:53 a.m.
Rebels ready to begin 2nd season
9:50 a.m.
Guinn to propose 'interim' taxes
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn says he will propose some "interim" taxes in his plan to bail the state government out of a $704 million deficit.
9:49 a.m.
Interest rates enable young home buyers
CHICAGO -- Record-low interest rates are prompting people in their early 20s to do something they hadn't thought possible at their age: buy a home.
9:48 a.m.
Record revenue drives high GM earnings
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp.'s earnings surged in the fourth quarter on record revenue as the world's biggest automaker offered hefty incentives to car buyers.
9:47 a.m.
UNLV's Mallari has act together in, out of ring
When UNLV hosts the national collegiate boxing championships April 3-5 at the Cox Pavilion, Xenon Mallari has every reason to believe he'll be there -- as a participant.
9:47 a.m.
Indiana casino regulator quits
Gambling opponents called Thar's new job at Ice Miller "inappropriate" and criticized state laws that allow officials to become advocates for the industry they formerly regulated.
9:47 a.m.
Lawmakers consider lottery
In a survey by the Associated Press, legislators who supported a lottery referendum outnumbered those opposed to one, but just barely.
9:46 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Grinch may take away LV Bowl
If you're like me and believe a side order of pigskin is the perfect complement to Christmas goose, then a meeting this weekend at the Four Seasons should pique your interest.
9:46 a.m.
Earnings decline at city casinos
Total income at the MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity and Greektown casinos slipped 3 percent in December from year-earlier levels. It was the third consecutive month of declining revenues, and the steepest monthly drop since the ...
9:46 a.m.
Nation's top players to compete at UNLV
The tournament is a scaled-down substitute for a previously announced men's and women's tournament that was to be held on campus (the 26th Annual National Collegiate Tennis Classic), which was canceled on Wednesday by its ...
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: LVMS expands Pro, Sportsman test by a day
Las Vegas Motor Speedway has expanded its NHRA Pro and Sportsman test from two to three days and now will host at least 15 racers from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.
9:43 a.m.
Clarke faces tough foe straight up
The perfect picture of 'Coach' paints itself for Phil Clarke without the slightest effort on his part.
9:42 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: 13 local players sign on dotted line for CCSN
What wasn't for CCSN baseball coach Tim Chambers to like?
9:41 a.m.
Sun Boys Hoops Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune.
9:40 a.m.
State seeks to lower Medicaid costs
CARSON CITY -- Nevada officials are talking with their counterparts in another state about teaming up to pressure manufacturers to lower prescription drug prices, officials said Wednesday.
9:36 a.m.
Sun Girls Hoops Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune
9:36 a.m.
Siblings to stand trial in killing of woman's husband
Attorneys representing a sister and brother charged in a bizarre murder-for-hire plot tried unsuccessfully Wednesday to persuade a District Court judge to dismiss the charges against their clients.
9:35 a.m.
Guinn campaign money to help mansion face lift
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn said he will donate about $300,000 of his remaining campaign funds to complete the refurbishing of the Governor's Mansion.
9:34 a.m.
Plea deal possible in heist at armory
Jonathan Avendano, 21, and Joshua Moyers, 19, face 29 felony counts each, including burglary, possession of stolen property and firearms charges in the Thanksgiving weekend robbery of a Parole and Probation building on East Bonanza ...
9:34 a.m.
Mom charged in baby's death out on bail
Sophia Mendoza, 20, who prosecutors allege left her sick baby to die in a bedroom at her home, was released Wednesday after posting bond, according to court and jail records.
9:34 a.m.
North Las Vegas City Council briefs for Jan. 16, 2003
The Crime Prevention and Animal Control divisions of North Las Vegas Police will move into a new $700,000 home together this spring.
9:20 a.m.
Legislative platform approved by council
North Las Vegas elected officials say the top priority in the coming state legislative session is working to protect money the city receives through the state.
9:19 a.m.
New look given to school bus plan
Plans by Clark County School District officials to put Rancho High School students on city buses may be scrapped following fierce opposition from parents at Nellis Air Force Base.
9:18 a.m.
More revenue to be raised with fee hikes
North Las Vegas will now charge up to $25 for documents that previously had been free and is doubling the price the public will pay for certification of city documents.
9:18 a.m.
Catching up with: EDDIE GIFFORD
Where he is now: Fresno State
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Undisputed champ Tszyu featured in a 'home' fight
Undisputed junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu has fought at a very high level almost since the day he turned pro.
9:03 a.m.
Fight schedule
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: New downtown park is an important asset
The park's size is modest, but it is just the kind of step that eventually could help renovate the downtown area. Sure, getting more suburbanites to patronize downtown businesses is integral to the urban core's ...
8:51 a.m.
Letter: NFL's position pure hypocrisy
Claude Rains as Captain Renault -- to placate the cartoonish Major Strasser -- temporarily closes Rick's Cafe Americain because he is "shocked, shocked" to find gambling in the back room, only to be interrupted by ...
8:51 a.m.
Letter: Iraq war is about Bush re-election
Really rich Republicans love money so much that they send a ton of cash to the Republican Party every time a candidate says tax cuts. Upon taking office, the first thing that Bush 2 did ...
8:50 a.m.
Letter: Cost-of-living adjustment is inadequate
In light of the co-payment for mail-order, brand-name, prescription drugs charged by my Medicare/HMO -- increasing a whopping 133 percent from $30 to $70 that was effective Jan. 1 -- and the grossly excessive pay ...
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: Zoning not enough for Red Rock
Ideally, development bordering Red Rock would be prohibited instead of merely limited. This cannot be accomplished through zoning, however, because it would amount to total devaluation of private land. Governments that have tried such extreme ...
8:49 a.m.
Obituaries for Jan. 16, 2003
Salomon Alires, 75, of Las Vegas, died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Las Vegas, N.M. A resident for 52 years, he was a retired carpenter foreman, a World War ...
8:43 a.m.
New colonel takes over at Nellis Air Force Base
As Col. Delwyn Eulberg, the outgoing Nellis Air Force Base commander, gave his farewell address Wednesday, a Nellis fire truck churned to life and loudly backed out of the Thunderbird Hangar.
8:43 a.m.
Naval, Marine center gets new boss
Lt Cmdr. Stephen E. Stocking recently took command of the Naval and Marine Corps Center during ceremonies at the facility on Range Road near Nellis Air Force Base.
8:42 a.m.
Channing to accept honor from NBT
The ceremony will take place at the Bellagio during the Black & White Ball, NBT's annual fund-raiser. Proceeds from the event benefit a variety of projects sponsored by the organization, among them education and outreach ...
8:29 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: American as the outdoors
The survey showed that they think of themselves only as Americans. This prompted me to glean bits of information for a column.
8:25 a.m.
Speaker of the house: Audio advances ring true at CES
For years home theater devotees have been told the same thing about speaker setups: one center channel, two front channels, two rear channels and a subwoofer form the ideal surround sound arrangement.
8:25 a.m.
Celebration of Jewish Film set for Suncoast 16
It probably goes without saying, but Joshua Abbey isn't taking any chances.
8:23 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Manifesto makes point perfectly
Unless decent, morally responsible adults begin to speak out, the job will get tougher.
8:21 a.m.

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