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Archive for January 28, 2003

Campaign season begins as candidates file for office
The 2003 campaign season in Southern Nevada cities officially opens today, with the beginning of candidate filings at area city halls.
11:16 a.m.
Survey finds Vegas visitors spending more
On average, visitors spent about $844 last year, up from about $469 in 2001, the survey said.
11:13 a.m.
Broyhill plans showroom for furniture market
Broyhill plans showroom for furniture market
11:13 a.m.
Vegas firm completes merger
In September, French casino equipment maker Etablissements Bourgogne et Grasset S.A. and B&G's wholly-owned subsidiary, The Bud Jones Co. Inc., became subsidiaries of Paul-Son Gaming Corp. In December, Bud Jones merged into Paul-Son Gaming Supplies ...
11:12 a.m.
Board OKs buyback program
In fiscal 2002 the company repurchased 896,000 shares of common stock at a cost of $16.3 million. Prior to this authorization, the company purchased an additional 310,000 shares in fiscal 2003 at a cost of ...
11:12 a.m.
Control Board seeks extra funding
CARSON CITY -- Nevada needs to spend an additional $1.4 million to hire more people to examine slot machines, mainly because the new breed of machines is more complex and vulnerable to cheating, state Gaming ...
11:12 a.m.
Station profit up 73%
Las Vegas neighborhood casino operator Station Casinos Inc. today reported a 73 percent increase in net income for the fourth quarter driven by moves to cut costs, shrink debt and improve performance margins at its ...
11:08 a.m.
Nevada Power seeks OK for new supply deals
Nevada Power Co. has asked the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada to approve long-term purchase agreements with three companies to provide power during summer peak-use periods.
11:07 a.m.
Urban Chamber proposes Nevada lottery
The chamber, which is oriented toward black-owned businesses, has released a position paper on the proposal that it expects to unveil before the Legislature at the opening of its 72nd session Feb. 3.
11:07 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE stock rises on quarterly profit report
Weakness in domestic high-roller business over the holidays yielded lower than hoped-for fourth-quarter earnings for Las Vegas Strip casino resort operator MGM MIRAGE today.
11:06 a.m.
Slain girl's mother has drug record
The mother of two girls who were stabbed last week in Mesquite is a convicted drug offender, and her ex-husband had been fighting for custody of their 10-year-old daughter when the knife attack occurred, according ...
11:04 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Injustice heaped on downtown motel
They're focused more on their financial survival as longtime operators of the Koala Motel, which has the misfortune of sitting across the street from one of the county's biggest construction boondoggles, the unfinished Regional Justice ...
11:02 a.m.
DMV seeks ways to reduce lines
CARSON CITY -- The state Department of Motor Vehicles wants to spend $11 million over the next two years to try to reduce Southern Nevada's long waits for vehicle registrations and driver's licenses.
11:01 a.m.
Former recorder drops claim for sick pay
Former Clark County Recorder Judith Vandever has dropped her claim for several years' worth of past sick pay, a claim that some county officials said could not be reconciled with months of medical leave Vandever ...
10:59 a.m.
Two-plus-two: Students start at CCSN, finish at UNLV
If you can't bring the student to the university, bring the university to the ... community college.
10:59 a.m.
Nevada Power won't seek further protection
Nevada Power President Pat Shalmy said the financially strapped utility will not seek to extend a state law that protects it from a hostile government agency takeover.
10:53 a.m.
Internet firm's profit improves
Net income rose to 5.57 million pounds ($9.09 million), or 3.5 pence a share, in the three months ended Dec. 31, from 4.80 million pounds, or 3.2p, in the year-earlier period. Revenue was little changed ...
10:44 a.m.
Man charged with leaving girl in unheated car outside casino
The 30-year-old man, of Franklin, was charged Monday with child neglect in a criminal complaint that says he admitted leaving the girl alone with two blankets and a pillow in the back seat when he ...
10:44 a.m.
Lego Stanley Cup stolen from Las Vegas convention
The latest item to be stolen from a Las Vegas exposition is a Lego version of the Stanley Cup.
10:44 a.m.
One-footed Hunter shoots down Lobos
ALBUQUERQUE -- As he slowly limped up the steep ramp to the UNLV locker room following the Rebels' 75-66 victory over New Mexico at The Pit here early Tuesday morning, junior guard Demetrius Hunter got ...
10:42 a.m.
Runnin' Rebels box
3-Point Goals: 11-30 (Hunter 6-10, Johnson 3-6, Banks 1-3, Turner 1-4, Lewis 0-5, Bigby 0-2).
10:40 a.m.
State files anti-Yucca dump brief
Nevada added some ammunition on Monday to its lawsuits fighting a federal plan to bury 77,000 tons of radioactive waste at Yucca Mountain.
10:40 a.m.
Hunter comes out firing in second half
First Half: New Mexico 41-34
10:39 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Five Rebels barely beat one Lobo
Quite the strange game, wasn't it? Ruben Douglas scores 40 and yet UNLV wins, its greater depth and strength of character overcoming a career night by the New Mexico star.
10:38 a.m.
Casino acquiring WNBA franchise
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Women's professional basketball is returning to Connecticut after an absence of more than four years.
10:38 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Super NFL hypocrisy
I was one of the fortunate 70,000 people who got a seat inside the stadium this past Sunday for Super Bowl XXXVII. Actually, I did a little better than that. Because I went with my ...
10:38 a.m.
Gordon living 'new life'
Jeff Gordon recently was the subject of a cover story in a leading national racing publication entitled "The New Jeff Gordon."
10:38 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Nice weather draws Cup drivers to Las Vegas
With NASCAR limiting the number of tests each Winston Cup team can hold at tracks that host Winston Cup races, some have questioned why teams would elect to use up one of those tests this ...
10:37 a.m.
State having trouble finding vets home boss
The top two posts at a state nursing home for veterans in Boulder City have proven hard to fill, the interim director told the statewide agency that oversees services to veterans.
10:37 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Reminiscing with Dallimore always fun
The only negative about returning to Las Vegas to coach in the annual UNLV alumni baseball game was that former Rebels coach Fred Dallimore couldn't find his number among the borrowed jerseys hanging in the ...
10:36 a.m.
Nearly 138 million watch Bucs' triumph
NEW YORK -- The Super Bowl is a TV hit, year after year, no matter how close the game is.
10:35 a.m.
Editorial: Think about Agassi in terms of youth
Thousands of at-risk children in Las Vegas public schools and at the Agassi Prep charter school have brighter hopes for the future because of Andre Agassi. Child Haven, the county's home for displaced children, is ...
10:34 a.m.
Lawmakers look at road funds
CARSON CITY -- State lawmakers on Monday began examining Gov. Kenny Guinn's $1.3 billion plan to improve Nevada roads and highways over the next two years.
10:33 a.m.
Rhode Island commission OKs more slot machines
CRANSTON, R.I. -- Gambling centers in Newport and Lincoln won unanimous approval Monday to nearly double the total number of video lottery terminals in the state, 14 months after first making the requests.
10:32 a.m.
LV Raelian to appear in clone case
The vice president of Clonaid, Thomas Kaenzig of Las Vegas, is expected to appear in person in a Florida courtroom Wednesday to address the company's claims that it has cloned three babies.
10:31 a.m.
Nevada fastest-growing state with 3.4 percent increase
Nevada is still the fastest- growing state in the nation, state demographer Jeff Hardcastle said Monday.
10:31 a.m.
Obituaries for Jan. 28, 2003
Dorothy M. Abner, 77, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Nov. 24, 1925, in Knox, Ind. A resident for 10 years, she was a retired department store saleswoman.
10:29 a.m.
Letter: Public must support services
National reports indicate that Nevada is nearly last in funding per pupil for public education. Thus, we have one of the nation's highest high school dropout rates.
10:28 a.m.
Letter: High taxes will chase many away from Las Vegas
The teachers union would have us believe that classes should be smaller, which would require more teachers, all of whom would pay dues to the union. It also refuses to consider merit-based compensation, where the ...
10:28 a.m.
Nevada delegates take sides on war issue
WASHINGTON -- Iraq has not accounted for its past weapons programs and is not cooperating fully with United Nations inspectors, Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., said after a briefing Monday by the Pentagon's top officials.
10:26 a.m.
Attorney argues feds have no evidence of Harmon crime
The attorney for Harley L. Harmon, a former assemblyman accused of mail fraud in connection with a multimillion-dollar mortgage scandal, opened a federal trial Monday arguing that the government has no evidence his client committed ...
10:25 a.m.
Community briefs for Jan. 28, 2003
Las Vegas firefighters and Metro Police will face off in a charity basketball, Dragnets vs. Throwin' Heat, at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center.
10:21 a.m.
Editorial: Bush needs to be clear, forthright
Regarding Bush's plan to jump-start the economy, we're disappointed that he wants to eliminate taxes on stock dividends, a plan that principally would benefit wealthy Americans and would do little, if anything, as an immediate ...
10:21 a.m.
Briefs for Jan. 28, 2003
A pedestrian was killed Monday when a Citizens Area Transit bus ran a red light at Desert Inn and Pecos roads, Metro Police said.
10:20 a.m.
Record real estate performance recorded
Last year 5.563 million existing homes changed ownership, 5 percent more than the sales record set in 2001, the National Association of Realtors reported Monday.
10:19 a.m.
New home sales strong
New homes sold at a 1.082 million-unit pace last month, the Commerce Department said today, up 3.5 percent from November's revised 1.045 million-unit pace. That pushed sales for 2002 to a record 976,000 beating the ...
10:19 a.m.
Prep Schedule
10:19 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Bally's oddsmaker 'Gangs' up on Oscar
After all, Oscar odds were just posted.
10:18 a.m.
2002 Eclipse Awards winners
Two-year-old male - Vindication.
10:16 a.m.
Local sports calendar
10:16 a.m.
Walters defends project
Hundreds of southwest Las Vegas residents raised their hands Monday night in solid support for public golf courses or a park near their Rhodes Ranch community.
10:00 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Condition too strong for Sudafed
The Other was at home praying death would come quickly and quietly. Head colds bite.
9:53 a.m.
Girl testifies sex was forced
Under cross-examination by defense attorneys Monday, the teenage girl who claims Steven Newberg sexually assaulted her maintained the sex was forced.
9:15 a.m.
Chain of events: 'Leatherface' Hansen lending expertise to Las Vegas project
Today the 32-year-old writer/director is experiencing a dream come true Gunnar Hansen, who was the star of the 1974 horror classic, is the featured player in the Las Vegas resident's second independent film, "Sinister," set ...
8:54 a.m.

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