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Archive for July 3, 2003

U.S. keeps tariff; Henderson jobs protected
Potential layoffs at the Titanium Metals Corp. plant in Henderson were averted this week after officials and employees successfully urged the Bush administration to maintain an import tariff on a titanium-making raw material.
11:33 a.m.
City Council allows slots at supper clubs
The debate over whether Las Vegas supper clubs with a few slot machines in them are, in effect, taverns, probably will never be resolved.
11:32 a.m.
Slayings suspect pleads innocent
Linda Moore says her son's bad timing cost him his life.
11:31 a.m.
Weekend meeting planned over tax standoff
CARSON CITY -- Legislative leaders plan to meet Saturday in an attempt to break the standoff over a proposed tax plan.
11:30 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 3, 2003
Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne, unrestricted free agents and two of the NHL's top forwards, were to be introduced today as new members of the Colorado Avalanche, an NHL source told the Associated Press.
11:29 a.m.
Shooting raises questions for teens
One of two fireworks stands robbed Tuesday night was manned by teenagers from Community of Christ Church, who were raising money to send children to camp.
11:29 a.m.
Not all fireworks sold at booths approved
In an empty lot near the corner of North Nellis Boulevard and Craig Road sits the charred remains of 50 foot tractor trailer. Among the melted aluminum and burned pallets and cardboard fire investigators found ...
11:29 a.m.
New teachers get three more years to make the grade
New teachers in Nevada will get an extra three years to meet testing requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, a move that could allow the Clark County School District to immediately hire more ...
11:29 a.m.
Gaming briefs for July 3, 2003
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- City Manager Richard Brown claims Mitchell College is operating an illegal hotel by housing casino workers.
11:27 a.m.
LV bank operator's stock falls
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Irwin Financial Corp. shares dropped as much as 15 percent today after the Indiana-based mortgage lender said second-quarter profit will be "significantly below" earnings in the previous quarter.
11:27 a.m.
Fatal crash in Mesquite destroys house
A truck driver who may have fallen asleep at the wheel of his tractor-trailer rig was killed this morning when he careened off Interstate 15 in Mesquite and plowed into a house before the truck ...
11:25 a.m.
Poultry slaughtering near residences approved
As a boy, Las Vegas City Councilman Gary Reese routinely chopped the heads off chickens before going to church so that his mother could prepare a Sunday dinner of what he called the best fried ...
11:24 a.m.
Census records now on Internet
The state's Cultural Affairs Department has made genealogical research more convenient.
11:23 a.m.
Schools may seek loan to keep afloat
With the cash flow dwindling, the bills mounting and the Legislature no closer to breaking its budget deadlock, Clark County School District officials said Wednesday they may need a $20 million loan to keep afloat ...
11:20 a.m.
Court: Vegas can't stop free speech at Experience
Saying that the transformation of "sleazy" Fremont Street into the "glamorous" Fremont Street Experience does not trump the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled that people have the constitutional right to pass out ...
11:18 a.m.
Where to watch fireworks
11:17 a.m.
Questions of conflict arise over Maxfield vote
Clark County Commissioner Chip Maxfield cast a decisive vote Wednesday for a planned condominium development that his son's future father-in-law is a partner in, and which neighbors said will destroy the country feel of the ...
11:16 a.m.
McCarran opens new checkpoints
Three new security checkpoints opened quietly at McCarran International Airport Wednesday, just in time for the busy Fourth of July weekend.
11:15 a.m.
Sun All-State softball team
Said Colts coach Dick Allen: "I pretty much let her call her own game. She's very smart and she works hard at what she does."
11:15 a.m.
Council to consider restriction on valets
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday introduced a proposed ordinance that would restrict valet parking at businesses that do not have adequate public parking.
11:12 a.m.
Starbucks offers new high-tech service
Starbucks offers new high-tech service
11:11 a.m.
Democrats to challenge Guinn's suit
CARSON CITY -- Democratic legislative leaders plan to question whether Gov. Kenny Guinn has legal standing to bring a lawsuit in the Nevada Supreme Court to force the Legislature to pass a school aid bill ...
11:11 a.m.
Commission approves expansion at Palms
Plans for a second tower for the Palms casino resort in Las Vegas were approved by the Clark County Commission on Wednesday, although a company representative said a final decision on whether to build the ...
11:08 a.m.
County delays tower project
A decision on a proposed timeshare/condominium high-rise that would be built next to the Showcase mall on the Strip was put on hold Wednesday when the Clark County Commission agreed to wait for the results ...
11:07 a.m.
License OK'd for Four Queens buyer
The license was conditioned upon Nevada regulators receiving a copy of the final loan documents for the $20.5 million casino purchase, announced in May, by July 21.
11:06 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE recognized for diversity initiatives
MGM MIRAGE, ranked No. 31 on the list in the July 7 edition, is the only Las Vegas-based company and the only casino operator on the list.
11:05 a.m.
New owner to retain United Coin employees
The Montana company purchasing United Coin Machine Co. from slot manufacturer Alliance Gaming Corp. said it expects to retain all of the 600 or so workers employed by United Coin, Nevada's largest slot route operator.
11:04 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'A New Day ...' extends to night
Add Celine Dion to the list. Really.
10:56 a.m.
Sun All-State baseball team
Noteworthy: High Desert Division Player of the Year as a catcher led scrappy Grizzlies on strong state tournament run ... the best power hitter in the state ... slugged 21 homers this season to pace ...
10:56 a.m.
NTS plutonium plan opposed
Gov. Kenny Guinn and more than 40 people conveyed their opposition Wednesday night to the Nevada Test Site becoming a National Nuclear Security Administration plutonium pit factory for nuclear weapons in 2018.
10:53 a.m.
Stadium talk heating up
"Leaving Las Vegas" is the song of choice for Cashman Field Music Coordinator Brian Elwood, when opposing pitchers are pulled for help from the bullpen.
10:05 a.m.
Ruan headed for L.A. after 51s loss to Fresno
It was dark outside the south gate of Cashman Field late Wednesday, but it didn't take long for the place to light up brighter than the Strip.
10:04 a.m.
Real gems on the diamond shine when it matters most
The Sun All-State teams place high value on playoff performance, and the two Player of the Year award winners put on playoff performances to be valued.
10:03 a.m.
Weight-loss doctor Balin dies
Dr. Robert Balin, 89, was among the first physicians in the state to practice bariatric medicine, or the science of weight loss, according to his wife of 34 years, Sonia.
10:01 a.m.
NDOW in need of volunteers
The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) is seeking volunteers to assist with two projects related to wildlife.
10:01 a.m.
Success has been hit and miss at Lake Mead
Fishing has been spotty in the Overton Arm of Lake Mead, according to Nevada Department of Wildlife creel census clerk Walt DeMattos.
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Kyle Busch excited to race at 'home'
When Kyle Busch makes his next Automobile Racing Club of America start at Pocono Raceway later this month, six weeks will have passed since he last raced the Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
9:59 a.m.
McGowan's mission: 'four-gone' conclusion
She shot four triumphant fingers above her 6-foot-3 frame, reaching high into the blue afternoon sky, as though no one at the Stephanie Lynn Craig Fields knew what she and her Wooster teammates just did.
9:57 a.m.
Green Valley's Parraz is where the action is
The joyous final play of the season summed up what Jordan Parraz meant to the Green Valley Gators in 2003.
9:57 a.m.
Part-time letter carrier wins lottery jackpot
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- When Bernadette Gietka looked at the lottery ticket she had just bought and noticed it began with the numbers "one, two, three," she thought she had a loser and "might as well ...
9:54 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Be aware that fireworks are illegal on public lands
It's the Fourth of July weekend, a time when many outdoor enthusiasts will be exercising their independence by heading outdoors.
9:54 a.m.
Guest Coloumnist Linda Frohlich: WNBA season a thrill ride, but doesn't always mean fun
Have you ever been on a rollercoaster before?
9:53 a.m.
June unemployment soars to 6.4 percent
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate shot up to 6.4 percent in June, the highest level in more than nine years, in an economic slump that has added nearly a million people to jobless rolls ...
9:50 a.m.
Borgata opens, resort aims for hipper, younger crowd
ATLANTIC CITY -- With a pinch of Vegas attitude, a slew of high-tech gadgetry and some amorous accents, the first new Atlantic City casino in 13 years opened its doors, gambling that its edgy appeal ...
9:49 a.m.
Las Vegas dealership closes, competitor expands staff
Officials with the dealership would not give the exact date the business shut down nor would they say why except to comment that the corporate office was moving the company out of the Las Vegas ...
9:49 a.m.
Business college expands offerings
The joint MBA program lets students graduate with either a law degree or a dental degree in addition to their business master's. The college's new Master of Science degree is in management informations systems.
9:49 a.m.
Obituaries for July 3, 2003
Allan J. Bean, 52, of Las Vegas died June 26 in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 17, 1950, in Farmington, Maine.
9:48 a.m.
Lewis wants a rematch after a doc eyes Klitschko
Lennox Lewis said Wednesday he would prefer to grant a rematch to Vitali Klitschko, but only if the Ukrainian agrees to be examined by an independent physician who could assure the World Boxing Council heavyweight ...
9:46 a.m.
Couser wired for TV
Cliff Couser sees the situation for what it is: Those handling the career of Malcolm Tann feel he's just an opponent.
9:46 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Chester, W.Va., (Showtime), Carlos Quintana, Puerto Rico, vs. Vinroy Barrett, Jamaica, 10, welterweights. Friday
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Mayorga says it wasn't a lucky strike
Insisting that he will make it look easy, Ricardo Mayorga is certain that he will once again handle Vernon Forrest when they meet July 12 at the Orleans Arena.
9:45 a.m.
News briefs for July 3, 2003
Metro Police are looking for two young men who robbed the Ellis Island Casino and Brewery on Koval Lane about 1:30 a.m. today.
9:33 a.m.
Football clinic set for Saturday
The clinic will teach youth different techniques on how to play better football, including offense, defense and teamwork. The clinic is free and open to the first 105 registrants.
9:30 a.m.
Southern Nevada soldier wounded
A Southern Nevada soldier, wounded in an ambush in northeast Baghdad Friday, was in serious but stable condition today, a spokeswoman for the Nevada Army National Guard said.
9:28 a.m.
Council has no objections to Nellis noise report
Nellis Air Force Base's new F-22 fighter jet makes a racket, but residents of surrounding communities probably won't hear it, base officials told the North Las Vegas City Council Wednesday night.
9:27 a.m.
Deal with county on monitoring of Yucca OK'd
The Las Vegas City Council by unanimous vote Wednesday approved a contract for the city to receive from Clark County $40,000 to participate in the monitoring of the planned nuclear waste facility at Yucca Mountain.
9:25 a.m.
LV Council briefs for July 3, 2003
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a request by city staff to enter into negotiations with AT&T Wireless, which wants to install cell phone antennas on a light pole at one of ...
9:25 a.m.
Chaparral valedictorian chooses West Point
Chaparral High School's Valedictorian for 2003 has chosen to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
9:23 a.m.
Community briefs for July 3, 2003
Sites of blood drives Monday for United Blood Services, 6930 W. Charleston Blvd.:
9:23 a.m.
Court rejects petition to remove judge in Mosley custody case
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday rejected the petition of Terry Mosley, who sought to have District Judge Robert Estes removed in the child custody battle between her and District Judge Donald Mosley.
9:19 a.m.
Bid to keep exotic animals rejected
With a 6-0 vote to reject Monica Riddell's request, the commission stood by its decision a month ago to bar Riddell from keeping the exotic animals at her home in a neighborhood near Rancho and ...
9:19 a.m.
Group launches campaign against consumer fireworks
WASHINGTON -- A national coalition of doctor and firefighter groups has launched a campaign to eliminate all consumer fireworks, including sparklers.
9:19 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:17 a.m.
Letter: Car stickers may stop tragedies
These tragedies never leave the minds of parents who suffer such losses or come close to experiencing it.
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Guinn's move is bullying tactic
Why have a Legislature at all if Guinn can simply run to court when he wants something. What a great example our state is setting for the rest of this country; first our kids can't ...
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Costs of Bush's imperialism are staggering
First, veterans of the current Iraqi occupation will compose much of the personnel pool from which our law-enforcement system will recruit. These men will come to their new jobs with practical field experience in disarming ...
8:58 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: A new Rudman warning
The White House and the American people didn't pay any attention to the report until Sept. 11, 2001. Then it was too late for thousands of Americans on airplanes, in the Twin Towers and the ...
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: One selfless vote could avert crises
If just one of the 15 would yield, the Assembly would have the two-thirds vote it needs to pass a tax increase and the crises would be over. The increase is needed to balance the ...
8:53 a.m.
Editorial: Motocross: Safety more important than events
Motocross is a nationwide sport enjoyed by children as young as 4. Unfortunately, motocross organizations do not keep accident statistics, so it's impossible to determine the extent of the sport's danger to young children. Still, ...
8:52 a.m.
Philharmonic prepped for 'Star Spangled Spectacular'
Held at Hills Park, Summerlin, where the gates open at 4 p.m., the Pops concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks by Zambelli International launch at 9:30 p.m. Kurt Mische of KLVX-TV 10 will be master ...
8:51 a.m.
Birth of a nation: Famous figures of all ilk born on the Fourth of July
After researching the subjects on the Internet, here's a look at 20 notables born on the Fourth of July in chronological order: Who they are, what they did to become well known and their patriotic ...
8:48 a.m.
Pavement reissue improves on an already-great sound
Artist: Pavement.
8:47 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Fisher brings Nat 'King' Cole home to Las Vegas
Today the world comes to hear the Nat "King" Cole soundalike at The Mirage's classy Baccarat Bar lounge.
8:40 a.m.
Guitarist Chaquico plays 'Jazz in the Park' concert
Whenever the popular guitarist performs, he presents each of his pieces to the audience with a brief, spoken introduction.
8:40 a.m.
Minus McVie, Fleetwood Mac trucks to MGM
The Mac is back, sort of.
8:37 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Branigan knows value of familiar material
Don't fret. The singer won't play them at the expense of her more familiar material. She can't, if she hopes to exit the stage unscathed at the end of the night.
8:37 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Mail crime harmful to seniors
Getting the ZIP code department up and running was fairly easy. Much more difficult is an activity that has postal authorities clueless -- the theft of mail from neighborhood mailboxes.
8:35 a.m.
Learning to learn: Summer program teaches kids everything from math to drug awareness
By now, Porter Troutman and Patti Hester are starting on their second generation of kids.
2:23 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Strong people make a strong nation
In recent years many of us have been sidetracked into celebrating the physical strength of individuals and athletic teams. The Ironman Triathlon competition is a test of physical endurance and mental strength that can seldom ...
2:22 a.m.
Sheriff completes investigation into Apex fire
"The fire got away from them" and they immediately reported it, said Washington County Sheriff Kirk Smith, whose report takes no position on criminal charges. Smith said he was leaving that up to the county ...
1:29 a.m.

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