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Archive for July 10, 2003

War hurt May gaming win, says official
CARSON CITY -- For the second straight month, Nevada casinos won less money in May than they did a year ago and a state official says the industry was still feeling the effects of the ...
11:37 a.m.
State college enrollments may fill funded spots
The Nevada State College at Henderson is enrolling students faster than it was last semester at this time, making it possible that it will fill the spots it is funded for, college officials said this ...
11:36 a.m.
Retailers report modest gains
Unusually wet weather in some regions, particularly the Northeast, added to the problems for retailers, which continue to struggle with a weak economy. As a result, stores heavily discounted slow-moving goods to fuel sales, a ...
11:35 a.m.
Pentagon searches for perchlorate replacement
SACRAMENTO -- Faced with mounting evidence of a national drinking water threat, including a threat to Southern Nevada, the Pentagon has launched a top-priority search for an environmentally safer alternative to a rocket fuel ingredient ...
11:35 a.m.
Two key tax plans said to be dead
CARSON CITY -- Two key tax plans by Democrats are dead, Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, said, adding that the Legislature must look for other solutions to balance the budget and end the deadlock.
11:33 a.m.
Four power buyers tell PUC they'll leave Nevada Power
After two years of false starts, MGM MIRAGE, Station Casinos Inc., the Monte Carlo hotel-casino and Fashion Show Mall notified state regulators on Wednesday that they will enter into contracts with new electricity suppliers.
11:32 a.m.
New airlines serving Vegas from six cities
Suburban Atlanta-based TransMeridian Airlines (TMA) announced Wednesday that it would begin twice-a-week round-trip public charter service between Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla.; Toledo, Ohio; Rockford, Ill.; and Syracuse, N.Y., beginning Aug. 28.
11:31 a.m.
News briefs for July 10, 2003
A passenger in a Chevrolet sedan was killed and the driver was wounded early this morning when a sport utility vehicle pulled up alongside it and began shooting in the 2500 block of East Flamingo ...
11:31 a.m.
Time-share operator files for bankruptcy
The developers of a Las Vegas time-share complex told the Securities and Exchange Commission weeks ago that high default rates in consumer loans could result in the company filing for bankruptcy protection.
11:30 a.m.
Mistaken identity claim is denied
Monroe's route
11:29 a.m.
Ex-DEA agent gets five years in prison
A former federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent was sentenced this morning to almost five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal charge of coercion and enticement of a minor for sex.
11:28 a.m.
Police see more kids left in hot cars
A Las Vegas mother has been arrested for leaving her 3-year-old daughter in a car, and Metro Police investigated the parents of four children who were left in an air-conditioned car downtown on Monday.
11:28 a.m.
Coast details plans for next casino
The project, now in the design phase, is expected to cost $325 million and feature 750 hotel rooms and a casino floor of 90,000 square feet to 100,000 square feet.
11:27 a.m.
NLV growth soars to second in nation
It doesn't surprise Rosslyne Loper that the newest U.S. Census report ranked North Las Vegas second in the nation in growth or that North Las Vegas edged out Henderson, the former fastest-growing city in the ...
11:27 a.m.
Treasurer: Loan for schools out of the question
Nevada Treasurer Brian Krolicki said Wednesday there's no chance of a state loan for either the Clark County or Washoe County school districts to help pay the bills until the Legislature finalizes a budget.
11:26 a.m.
Sports Briefs
UNLV's Marcus Banks and Kendrick Perkins, first-round draft choices of the Boston Celtics, signed pro contracts today. Terms were not disclosed.
11:26 a.m.
B of A expanding in Vegas, unveiling branch design
"We are going to be doing a lot of building and renovation of facilities in Las Vegas," said Tom Tanno, a spokesman for Bank of America.
11:23 a.m.
Wynn buys rediscovered Rembrandt self-portrait for more than $11 mil.
LONDON -- A Rembrandt self-portrait that went unrecognized for more than three centuries sold at auction today for $11.3 million, a record auction price for a self-study by the Dutch master, Sotheby's said.
11:21 a.m.
Police arrest 18 in suspected crime ring
Metro Police arrested 18 people believed to be responsible for more than 80 violent home invasions, business robberies and carjackings in northeast Las Vegas that took place between March and May.
11:21 a.m.
State outlines plan for water
Officials from water agencies throughout the Southwest and Washington, D.C., came to Las Vegas to hear calls for cooperation, consensus and collaboration in dealing with the region's water crisis.
11:21 a.m.
Temperatures hover near record levels
Coping To cope with Southern Nevada's soaring temperatures, the Clark County Health D' strict and University Medical Center officials say:
11:20 a.m.
Stricter house arrest ordered for LV woman
A district judge on Wednesday imposed strict house arrest guidelines on the Las Vegas woman who was talking on her cell phone when she caused a collision that killed two people.
11:19 a.m.
Nevada near bottom in writing scores nationally
WASHINGTON -- The nation's fourth graders and eighth graders have become better writers, but fewer 12th grade students can convey well-organized ideas, a new national assessment shows.
11:19 a.m.
Minority expo held at Venetian
Minority expo held at Venetian
11:15 a.m.
LV firm obtains permit for casino resort
The permit by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conditional, but the company and the Port of Lake Charles, where the site is located, are moving to meet all the requirements, port officials said ...
11:15 a.m.
Southern Nevadan believes land mine caused injuries
A Southern Nevada soldier, wounded in Baghdad on June 27, says he still has no idea what hit him, although he believes it was a land mine and not an ambush as previous reports indicate.
11:04 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Venerable Strip staple ready to re-sign
Today the familiar skull-and-swords marquee comes down from the front of the Treasure Island. (Oops! -- We mean TI.)
10:53 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Baja 1000 race to coincide with Mexican holiday
SCORE International, the Los Angeles-based group that sanctions desert races in Nevada and Mexico, announced it has moved the date of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 to Nov. 20-23 at the request of the Mexican ...
10:33 a.m.
Ethics panel, IAP battle over unpaid fines
CARSON CITY -- The Independent American Party is battling again with the state Ethics Commission over payment of fines for failing to meet the deadline to file financial disclosure statements.
10:04 a.m.
Bankruptcy worries hurt stock
The shares fell 25 cents, or 9.3 percent, to $2.45 at 9:38 a.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The stock of Mirant -- operator of a power plant at Apex near Las Vegas ...
9:52 a.m.
Nike buying rival for $305 mil.
BOSTON -- The company Chuck Taylor's shoes made famous is getting a Nike swoosh.
9:52 a.m.
Lottery to debut next year
"I know there's a lot of pent-up demand by the public for it," Chuck Keller said Wednesday. "I believe we are on track, but the public needs to understand that it is a very time-consuming ...
9:51 a.m.
Tribes complain states getting greedy over gambling revenue
WASHINGTON -- Indian leaders urged the government Wednesday to set policies on tribal gambling agreements to prevent cash-strapped states from trying to balance their budgets on the backs of Indian casinos.
9:50 a.m.
Tribe issues bonds to finance growth
LOS ANGELES -- In a rare example of government and Indian tribes working together, a California band expects to receive $145 million Thursday from tax-exempt bonds issued by a state agency.
9:50 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Hollywood Park
1st Race -- DREAM MACHINE -- French-bred draws outside box in small five-horse field at turf mile, Berrio atop Canani trainee, fits this spot well. EARL OF DANBY -- Training at Santa Anita, draws rail ...
9:42 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time Noon
9:36 a.m.
Chambers says he'll be a Buddy to UNLV coach
By Rob Miech LAS VEGAS SUN
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Chambers made for UNLV job? Guess not
Whoever is running a UNLV athletic department that seems about as organized as Oscar Madison's sock drawer these days should make a trip to the local Blockbuster and get reacquainted with "The Wizard of Oz."
9:27 a.m.
Early exit
By Rob Miech LAS VEGAS SUN
9:23 a.m.
Mayorga says he'll smoke Forrest again
Ricardo Mayorga lost the first fight of his professional career and then back-to-back fights five years later. But he hasn't lost since -- and that's 18 fights covering almost five years and including wins against ...
9:21 a.m.
Housing Commissioner Davidson vows to change image of agency
As he prepared to tour Las Vegas Housing Authority properties this morning, recently appointed Housing Commissioner Don Davidson said he plans to remain an "effective" force in changing the tarnished image of the agency.
9:15 a.m.
Obituaries for July 10, 2003
Joseph Coladonato, 79, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born April 6, 1924, in Rutland, Vt. A resident for 16 years, he was a retired shipping clerk and a World ...
9:00 a.m.
VA working bugs out of phones
After struggling for about two weeks with problems with their new state-of-the-art phone system, Department of Veterans Affairs officials say they have just about fixed the snafus.
8:50 a.m.
Assistant DA returns to private practice
Assistant District Attorney Mike Davidson plans to return to private practice as a litigator for the Las Vegas law firm of Kolesar & Leatham on Aug. 4.
8:49 a.m.
Community briefs for July 10, 2003
Sammy's Woodfired Pizza will participate in the Special Olympics Tip-a-Cop program on Wednesday.
8:42 a.m.
Nellis sergeant recognized for explosives safety
Ensuring safe Fourth of July fireworks was the focus of officials during preparation for Independence Day activities at Nellis Air Force Base last week, but one individual on the base received recognition during the week ...
8:42 a.m.
Guest Columnist Linda Frohlich: Spinning wheels on off-season
Have you ever gotten in your car or hopped on your bike and just took off -- but you had no idea were you were going? This is how I am feeling right now.
8:38 a.m.
Letter: President's taunt provoked attacks
His immature statements, however, did nothing more than provoke more attacks and made Iraq an even more dangerous place for our brave American men and women in the military services who are stationed there.
8:37 a.m.
Letter: Anti-tax faction is deplorable
The action of these assemblymen is especially deplorable in preventing the proper education of our children and in the hiring and assignment of our teachers.
8:36 a.m.
Letter: Two-thirds vote requisite should not be thwarted
I hope that I'm wrong and that as Nevadans we don't have a governor attempting to subvert the Nevada Constitution and the will of the people by petitioning the Nevada Supreme Court and using this ...
8:36 a.m.
Editorial: 'Waste not, want not' can work
And how would that be accomplished? By cutting off the water. New master planned communities, apartment complexes, hospitals, businesses -- they all need water. Refuse them water lines and growth comes to a standstill.
8:34 a.m.
Editorial: Getting in the way of Sept. 11 probe
Ultimately Bush agreed to a bipartisan inquiry -- with strings attached. The commission would have to issue its findings in 18 months, instead of 24 months as sought by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. (The administration ...
8:34 a.m.
Orleans undercard is loaded with high-stakes fights
Aside from the main event, four other fights on Saturday's card at the Orleans are scheduled for 12 rounds, which means the stakes are high for a number of participants.
8:33 a.m.
Fight Schedule
At Rosemont, Ill., Angel Hernandez, Chicago, vs. Homer Gibbons, Atlanta, 10, junior middleweights; Oscar Bravo, Chicago, vs. Kabary Salem, Brooklyn, N.Y., 10, super middleweights.
8:32 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Tyson-Botha II in works
Dean Juipe's column appears Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. His boxing notebook appears Thursday. Reach him at [email protected] or (702) 259-4084.
8:30 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: More Carson City damage
Today you may wonder why this was a surprise. AmeriCorps was a successful program promoted by President Bill Clinton, so many Republicans believed it had to be bad and a waste of money. Sen. Rick ...
8:11 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Proud to be part of KLAS heritage
My life must have been filled with joyous times as I have reached the status of octogenarian in no time at all.
8:10 a.m.
Highlights of May 2003 revenue report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $805.7 million win, down 4 percent.
5:21 a.m.
Court throws out two-thirds majority for tax hike
The court granted, in part, the petition by Gov. Kenny Guinn, who asked that the lawmakers be directed to return to session and complete their business of a tax bill and a school aid bill ...
5:05 a.m.
Man arrested in Sparks beating
(Sparks- One man was hospitalized and another jailed following a beating early Thursday that Sparks police said was instigated by a dispute involving a a woman.
3:58 a.m.

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