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Archive for July 8, 2003

Golf attraction opens first phase
Golf attraction opens first phase
11:31 a.m.
Deal on budget cuts in works
CARSON CITY -- Assembly Minority Leader Lynn Hettrick, R-Gardnerville, said today that legislative leaders may be close to settling an impasse over the size of the budget.
11:31 a.m.
Ensign pushes for cap on malpractice awards
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., is spearheading an uphill assault to push for a $250,000 cap on jury awards in medical malpractice cases.
11:27 a.m.
Cities looking to mow down water usage
Local governments and agencies looking for ways to stem water use may start topping sports fields with artificial turf and replacing grassy lawns and medians with rocks and desert brush.
11:27 a.m.
State's, nation's bridges are coming into repair
In the past decade Nevada, like much of the rest of the nation, has made strides in repairing and replacing bridges that failed to meet safety standards.
11:26 a.m.
Deadlock sure to have effect in elections, experts say
Predictions about what political impact the current budget impasse could have are as varied as the speculation about the school funding and tax issue that have created the logjam.
11:25 a.m.
Lawmakers say court should stay out of impasse
CARSON CITY -- Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature can't reach an accord on a tax plan, but they agree on one thing: They believe the Supreme Court should stay out of the legislative impasse.
11:25 a.m.
French flags flying again
A spokesman for the Strip hotel-casino said the mood of the nation has shifted enough for the hotel-casino, owned by Las Vegas-based Park Place Entertainment Corp., to return the tri-colored emblem of France.
11:24 a.m.
Hilton luxury brand set for Vegas
Conrad Hotels, a new high-end brand under the Hilton chain of luxury hotels, expects to sign management agreements to run various hotels across the country including Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle and Indianapolis, the Hilton ...
11:24 a.m.
Owners of fighting birds compensated
WASHINGTON -- Fighting a devastating poultry disease, federal officials in California paid premium prices to destroy birds probably used as fighting cocks. Halting the infestation far outweighed concerns about dealing with outlaws, they said.
11:24 a.m.
Stardust marks 45 years as an icon on Vegas Strip
The Stardust, which celebrates its 45th anniversary today, achieved several milestones when it opened in 1958 at the north end of the Las Vegas Strip and for years burned brightly as one of the city's ...
11:24 a.m.
Venetian marketing partner in distress
A company that has a marketing alliance to steer European customers to The Venetian hotel-casino in Las Vegas is battling to stay out of bankruptcy.
11:24 a.m.
DA election loser Davidson to quit
After staying long enough to qualify for Clark County retirement benefits, Assistant District Attorney Mike Davidson is leaving his post overseeing the Family Support division, the District Attorney's office has confirmed.
11:23 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Stripping away the Murphy lies
Sachs sent me a letter last week claiming that I was incorrect when I pointed out that Murphy once danced topless at Cheetahs nightclub.
11:23 a.m.
Former CCSN instructor pleads not guilty to theft
A former community college instructor pleaded not guilty this morning on theft charges that allege he accepted a salary was based on false credentials.
11:23 a.m.
Residents near orchard oppose planned school
A small but vocal band of residents is opposing plans by the Clark County School District to build a high school in northwest Las Vegas, calling the proposal a threat to the nearby Gilcrease Orchard ...
11:22 a.m.
Warrants target firearms trafficking by Hells Angels, others
Forty search warrants and 36 arrest warrants were served across the state of Arizona today as part of a two year investigation into firearm and explosive trafficking by members of the Hells Angels and others ...
11:22 a.m.
Law gives gay couples new rights
Kelly Woods broke her ankle in three places running down a basketball court three years ago. It wasn't a life-threatening injury, but she remembers feeling "afraid and alone" in the emergency room as much as ...
11:22 a.m.
Ensign, Reid move to tighten federal whistle-blower laws
The legislation is a direct response to their concerns that Department of Energy employees do not feel comfortable raising concerns about the Yucca Mountain project, the senators said.
11:22 a.m.
Man calls slaying by police 'murder'
"Cold-blooded murder" is how the uncle of a man shot downtown by a Metro Police officer early Sunday described his nephew's death.
11:21 a.m.
Fund misappropriation alleged at LV company
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a complaint in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas to protect money owed to a retirement plan of a defunct food delivery company.
11:21 a.m.
Las Vegas centennial plates are hot seller
License plates sporting the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign have been so popular that state officials say they could run out of the tags commemorating Las Vegas' 100th anniversary later this month.
11:21 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Biffle's turn pops up in racing's 'strangest season'
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Michael Waltrip -- who have dominated the past 10 restrictor-plate races at Daytona and Talladega -- weren't the only drivers surprised by rookie Greg Biffle's victory Saturday night in the Pepsi ...
10:54 a.m.
County OKs homing pigeon race
The 600-pigeon race, which finishes on a strip of desert owned by the airport in a rural residential area near Blue Diamond Road and Arville Street, was approved Thursday night.
9:58 a.m.
Police short on leads in slaying of man, 19
Officers arrived about 1:20 a.m. and found two men, one who was dead and another with a gunshot wound in the abdomen. The dead man had been driving a maroon and gray Chevrolet Suburban and ...
9:57 a.m.
Ore. addiction treatment funding may be reduced
SALEM, Ore. -- Billy Maguire's thirst to play video poker pushed him to write fraudulent checks, steal friends' credit card numbers and squander the bulk of his retirement.
9:57 a.m.
N.Y. to appeal ruling to high court
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Gov. George Pataki said he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a state compact that allowed casino gambling on the Mohawk Indian reservation.
9:55 a.m.
Maneuvers begin for '04 Md. slots battle
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As the House Ways and Means Committee prepares for yet another study of slot machines, one thing seems certain -- legislators are in for another expensive battle over gambling when they return ...
9:54 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:54 a.m.
News briefs for July 8, 2003
In an effort to reach out to rural constituents, Sen. Harry Reid will launch a mobile office that will travel to local post offices.
9:54 a.m.
Schlossnagle finalist for TCU coaching job
Monday night, Texas Christian officials told UNLV baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle that they would hire their new baseball coach by Wednesday.
9:52 a.m.
Perkins, Hettrick to air differences
Each time a tax compromise was made between the two houses in the Legislature and between the two party leaders, the plan was knocked down because it was usually one vote short.
9:51 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Tark has an answer for NCAA
The hearing was June 14.
9:51 a.m.
Riverboat, track business up
The state's riverboats and racetracks took in a record $980 million in casino revenue during the past 12 months, up from $960 million the year before.
9:51 a.m.
Dana Corp. stock up on takeover offer
ArvinMeritor, based in Troy, Mich., said it will offer $15 in cash for all outstanding Dana shares, a 25 percent premium over Dana's closing stock price Monday. In early trading today on the New York ...
9:50 a.m.
Trucking giants to merge
Under the terms of the deal, Overland Park, Kan.-based Yellow will also assume $140 million in Roadway debt and Roadway will be positioned as a unit within the newly named Yellow-Roadway Corp.
9:50 a.m.
Feds won't give up documents seized in raid of topless club
The federal government will not concede that documents taken from the Crazy Horse Too topless club during an FBI raid were privileged legal documents, according to a response filed Monday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric ...
9:50 a.m.
Obituaries for July 8, 2003
Virginia R. Bratty, 83, of Las Vegas died Sunday. A homemaker, she was born Oct. 2, 1919, in Boston.
9:04 a.m.
CCSN dancers win competition
The dancers were led by Professor Kelly Roth. The members are Chelsie Adams, Christy Jeffers, Daniel Mendoza, Ann Pogozelski, Leslie Roth, James Varner and Jaime Velilla.
9:04 a.m.
Immunization schedule for July 8, 2003
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:04 a.m.
Community briefs for July 8, 2003
Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, author of the the book "Fed Up! The Breakthrough 10 Step No-Diet Fitness Plan," will teach a class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in St. Rose Dominican Hospital's Siena Campus MacDonald ...
9:03 a.m.
Links from treasurer's website aim to educate
In conjunction with The Bond Market Foundation, Krolicki has launched the Gateway Initiative that will link Krolicki's site with those of the foundation. From Krolicki's site at NevadaTreasurer.com users will be able to gain access ...
9:03 a.m.
Tigers are staring at a 20-20-20 vision
Twenty defeats
9:03 a.m.
MLB snapshot
A 31-year-old shortstop and Venezuela native, Mora hit .303 at Triple-A Norfolk in 1999 and .335 in Taiwan a year earlier.
9:01 a.m.
Sports briefs
New Mexico forward Danny Granger was cleared by the NCAA to play for the Lobos next season, according to published reports.
8:45 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Iraq war hasn't ended
The loss of Americans in Iraq may not be the results of a major war, but don't tell that to the loved ones who are notified of the death or serious wounding of a son, ...
8:42 a.m.
Letter: Never forget effects of DUI
If you've been drinking, don't drive. Give someone else the keys, or wait until your sense of balance and reaction is back. Ask your buddies if your speech is slurred. They will know better than ...
8:41 a.m.
Letter: Medicare reform not complicated
For some reason drug companies do not feel compelled to offer seniors any break because they do not feel any pressure to do so. Drug companies making profits outside the U.S. -- selling at much ...
8:41 a.m.
Letter: More money, less education
I fear the union cares more about increasing union dues than making our kids competitive in the future. Smaller class sizes means more teachers and hence more money for lobbying for even more money.
8:40 a.m.
Letter: Greenspan's real goals exposed?
Early in May, Greenspan uttered the dread word "deflation" while his banker cronies on the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee announced in what has passed as an explanation that a "substantial fall in inflation" is ...
8:40 a.m.
Letter: More progressive ideology needed
The Republicans have built a coalition of extreme right-wing Christians and corporate interests and have articulated their mythology well. They have claimed a divine right to the national treasure and a right to spend massive ...
8:39 a.m.
Letter: Evidence of Iraq's WMD is overwhelming
How strong must proof be? It must be preponderant proof, weighing strongly toward showing Iraq made and stored WMD. And here we have such proof. These discoveries show Iraq made and stored WMD.
8:39 a.m.
Editorial: Anti-tax campaign resorts to anti-facts
In recent days CSE has been earning our criticism too, for inserting itself into the fiscal crises faced by states, including Nevada. The Washington, D.C.-based group, co-chaired by former Republican House Majority Leader Dick Armey, ...
8:38 a.m.
Editorial: Recalcitrant Republicans don't get it
Nevertheless, on Sunday the Assembly Republican caucus refused to support the lower increase in taxes. This guarantees that the state's fiscal crisis will be prolonged, and only adds to the constitutional crisis that is unfolding. ...
8:37 a.m.
A New Chapter: Artist Susan Hensel graduates from clay to multimedia book pieces
But it was paper that would unleash her muse.
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Changing attire can be confusing
To make sure they were being perfectly clear, human resources personnel had written "sandals" in parentheses.
8:22 a.m.
Highlights of legal briefs in Nevada tax dispute
-GOVERNOR: Republican Gov. Kenny Guinn, who wants some $860 million in new taxes to balance an already approved $5 billion, two-year state budget, started the Supreme Court process with a writ request that said he ...
2:42 a.m.
Timet paying to close bias suit
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Titanium Metals Corp. on Monday settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of six current and former employees of the company's Henderson plant.
2:40 a.m.

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