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Archive for July 11, 2003

Driver sought in crash
The incident happened about 7:45 a.m. A silver Mercedes was heading south on I-215 when it went across the median and entered the northbound lanes, kicking up large rocks, Trooper Angie Wolff said. The Mercedes ...
11:16 a.m.
Charges filed against mom who left kid in car
The Clark County district attorney's office has filed criminal charges against another mother who left her child unattended in a car in soaring temperatures.
11:16 a.m.
Nevada to host only live exercises against terrorism
State and local emergency management officials are gearing up for a major terrorism exercise next month that will include a role for President Bush and coordination from the nation's military watchdog against domestic terrorism.
11:12 a.m.
Three teenagers charged in crime spree will face murder charges
Three teenagers charged in a violent crime spree that left an immigrant worker walking home from the grocery store dead will face murder charges in District Court, a Las Vegas Justice of the Peace ruled ...
11:11 a.m.
Cops dress up to catch muggers
A group of Metro robbery detectives has been donning costumes and makeup lately. They're not appearing in a show on the Strip -- they're posing as elderly and homeless citizens walking alone at night as ...
11:11 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Kenny gives FBI an earful
FBI agents may not even know. They may have uncovered more problems with our political system than they expected.
11:10 a.m.
Two programs to aid homeless take very different approaches
In the air-conditioned Las Vegas City Council Chambers before a group of reporters Thursday morning, Mayor Oscar Goodman announced that a new program had found housing for 28 formerly homeless people since it began just ...
11:09 a.m.
Gaming briefs for July 11, 2003
Mikohn Gaming Corp. and Aristocrat Technologies Inc. have terminated an agreement that would have supplied Aristocrat hardware and services for Mikohn slot machines.
11:08 a.m.
Marquee to be replaced
The marquee will be replaced with a new neon "TI" sign as part of MGM MIRAGE's transformation of the resort so it will become thought of as more of an adult hotspot and less of ...
11:07 a.m.
Electronics store unveils sound rooms
In Business Las Vegas, a sister newspaper to the Las Vegas Sun, reported this is the first such retail partnership for the Hard Rock Cafe, known worldwide for its restaurants that feature music memorabilia.
11:07 a.m.
Labor dispute leads to strike
Workers favoring the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) struck the plant, UNITE said. Al Phillips officials declined comment.
11:07 a.m.
Garcia calls ruling 'total validation'
For Clark County Superintendent Carlos Garcia, the opinion issued Thursday by the Nevada Supreme Court was a "total validation."
11:07 a.m.
Excerpts from the Supreme Court decision
"We order the Legislature to fulfill its obligations under the Constitution of Nevada by raising sufficient revenues to fund education while maintaining a balanced budget."
11:07 a.m.
Justices' 'bold step' signals end to deadlock
"This was a bold step by the court and a great victory for Nevada schoolchildren," said Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas.
11:05 a.m.
Fed plan to move plutonium to Nevada is halted
Plans to move the material from the Los Alamos National Laboratory to a more secure area at the Nevada Test Site were under way, at an initial estimated cost of $100 million.
11:03 a.m.
Game show gambling going online
The company this week said it acquired exclusive online rights to the show format through a partnership with the format's owner, FremantleMedia Licensing Worldwide.
11:01 a.m.
Warning lights planned for beltway intersections
Clark County Public Works plans to have new warning lights on the Las Vegas Beltway by early next year.
10:58 a.m.
Ruling gives political cover to all
The unprecedented decision Thursday by the Nevada Supreme Court to throw out the constitutionally required supermajority vote on taxes has essentially provided political cover for every faction in the debate.
10:57 a.m.
IGT embroiled in 'Munsters' licensing suit
Two years ago in a casino in Atlantic City, a star of the creepshow comedy "The Munsters" made what he called a frightening discovery.
10:57 a.m.
51s snapshot
A year ago, he went hitless in five at-bats with the Dodgers. Now he'll get more time to acclimate to the big leagues, and he left to join the parent team in Denver right after ...
10:52 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Centuries-old jewelry from England? Priceless
One of England's most famous private collections, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire's, will be the next show at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art.
10:46 a.m.
Mayorga: 'I'm going to kill him'
Vernon Forrest left the press conference five minutes too soon. He missed the fireworks, missed the insults Ricardo Mayorga threw at him.
10:04 a.m.
Fishing Report: Not much biting in front of air conditioner
Even the die-hard anglers appear to be seeking the comfort of their air conditioners and have been avoiding Lake Mead in recent days, said Jon Sjoberg, supervising fisheries biologist for the Nevada Department of Wildlife ...
9:56 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Getting offensive with tackle
They rattle, float, spin, bob, sink, jig, pop, shine and at times even smell.
9:52 a.m.
Conglomerate's profit falls
The profit met analyst expectations and amounts to 38 cents per share for the April-June quarter versus $4.4 billion, or 44 cents per share, a year ago.
9:50 a.m.
Las Vegans are home in Toronto as friendly teammates
TORONTO -- Patrick Carpentier started the season with little interest in being teammates with Paul Tracy. Halfway through the season, the fellow Canadians who make their homes in Las Vegas seem to be getting along ...
9:50 a.m.
SEC moves to expand investor rights
WASHINGTON -- Policymakers are moving to expand shareholders' rights and their redress when they fall victim to securities fraud.
9:49 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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9:48 a.m.
Soft-drink giant probed
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia has started a probe into allegations by Matthew Whitley, former director of finance for the fountain division, the Atlanta-based company said in a statement. The ...
9:47 a.m.
Coyne draws pole position in Trophy Truck division
Veteran Trophy Truck racer Marty Coyne drew the pole position Thursday night in the live drawing for starting positions for Saturday's second annual SCORE Henderson's Terrible 250 desert race.
9:44 a.m.
Sprint Yellow Pages directory now online
R.H. Donnelley, which purchased the Sprint Yellow Pages in January for $2.3 billion, is now testing an Internet-based directory in Las Vegas, the largest of its 260 markets. Available at www.bestredyp.com, the directory features a ...
9:44 a.m.
South Strip terminal to open
Regional Transportation Commission officials said Thursday that the South Strip Transfer Terminal, at Gilespie Street and Sunset Road, will be open July 14. The terminal is a transfer hub capable of handling more than 385 ...
9:44 a.m.
School board OKs teacher uniforms
Teachers at Henderson elementary schools taking part in a pilot study requiring students to wear uniforms should have to follow a similar dress code themselves, the Clark County School Board decided Thursday.
9:42 a.m.
News briefs for July 11, 2003
A man who died after being taken into custody on domestic violence charges Thursday morning has been identified as Demario Love, 21.
9:42 a.m.
Texas officials weighing multistate lottery offers
AUSTIN, Texas -- With hundreds of millions of dollars in jackpots and state revenue at stake, multistate lotteries Mega Millions and Powerball have set out to woo Texas officials to join their games.
9:42 a.m.
Tennessee governor appoints lottery directors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The first board of directors of the Tennessee Lottery Corporation was appointed last week by Gov. Phil Bredesen, who said he culled through dozens of potential appointees looking for "a good sense ...
9:41 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: NASCAR truck teams dialing for Toyotas
When Toyota announced it would enter the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series next season, observers expected the automaker to be aggressive in its pursuit of teams to drive its Tundra trucks.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: 'Baloney,' Selig should tell Simon
It is, without question, one of the most hilarious video clips in the history of sports.
9:31 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Billiards world toasts Champagne Eddie
Edwin Kelly hails from a bygone era, when billiards was called pool and participants were known as "hustlers" instead of "players." They honed their games in dingy halls that had character, rather than in megawatt ...
9:26 a.m.
'LA 51s' boost parent club after recalls
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9:20 a.m.
Kids are welcome with this Hiatt
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9:19 a.m.
Committee calls for smaller increase in NLV water rates
A Citizens Advisory Committee voted Thursday to recommend a modified version of the three-year water fee rate increase that North Las Vegas city staff first put forward in May.
9:15 a.m.
Political notebook: Ruvo confident Bush will visit
The host of Vice President Dick Cheney's fund-raising event in Las Vegas later this month said he believes Cheney's boss will also come to Nevada.
9:15 a.m.
Former airman gets life in child's death
District Judge Valorie Vega sentenced Brandon Parish, 24, to life in prison for the beating death of 20-month-old Samantha Storm. He'll be eligible for parole in 20 years.
9:15 a.m.
Obituaries for July 11, 2003
Bill Bair, 66, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born July 5, 1937, in Philadelphia. A resident for 16 years, he was a hotel-casino security officer and an Air Force ...
9:14 a.m.
Las Vegas Valley faces ozone warning, sizzling temperatures
Clark County Air Quality officials issued an ozone advisory Thursday effective through the weekend as Southern Nevada's heat wave pushed the air pollutant to unhealthful levels.
9:14 a.m.
LV to appeal Fremont ruling
Las Vegas will appeal the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's recent decision that declared the Fremont Street Experience is public, not private, property and that leafleting within it cannot be prevented.
9:13 a.m.
Court: Further hearings needed in foster home case
CARSON CITY -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that further hearings are needed to determine if two Nevada state child welfare workers are immune from a lawsuit for placing a sexual ...
9:13 a.m.
Field pared for AD job
Arizona associate athletic director Chris Del Conte did not formally apply for the UNLV athletic director post, and no officials contacted him to gauge his interest in the job.
9:07 a.m.
Letter: War justifications should be probed
For President Clinton's sexual activities, which had no international repercussions, caused no American deaths, and cost the taxpayers nothing except the millions wasted on the investigations, we had congressional investigations and the rabid actions of ...
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Bush should go before he causes any more damage
It is odd that the U.N. inspectors could not find any, that the majority of U.S. allies were so unimpressed that they saw no urgent need to over run the country of Iraq, at considerable ...
8:58 a.m.
Community briefs for July 11, 2003
Henderson has scheduled an additional open house for residents and members of the business community to participate in updating the City's Comprehensive Plan beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. ...
8:58 a.m.
New publication causing stir among city officials
Hidden inside the free weekly Shopper delivered throughout Boulder City is a new news publication called "BC Free." Its editors say it is a City Hall watchdog, but city leaders call it divisive and misleading.
8:58 a.m.
Soon, bus riders can travel all day for $5
The board of the Regional Transportation Commission, the public agency that administers Las Vegas' Citizens Area Transit bus service, approved a new program that would allow riders to go anywhere on the system in a ...
8:57 a.m.
RTC to urge funding for Boulder City bypass
The Regional Transportation Commission on Thursday resolved to nudge the state's congressional delegation to seek funding for a Boulder City bypass.
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Ruling a winner for children
But on Thursday the Nevada Supreme Court, in a bold yet reasonable decision, paved the way for a resolution of the state's fiscal crisis. The court ruled 6-1 that the Legislature could use a simple ...
8:57 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: The enemy in the mirror
What now must be determined will be the source of the payments. There is the possibility that the White House may block the use of the $1.7 billion of Iraqi assets we have frozen. President ...
8:57 a.m.
Utah Shakespearean Festival delivers spirited performances
All of these contrasts sweep across the stage on splendid sets, the actors wearing striking costumes and speaking the English of William Shakespeare and modern playwrights at the 42nd annual Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar ...
8:43 a.m.
In a tix fix? There are many ways fans can nab tickets to the hottest events
Las Vegan Ken Solky was just 11 years old when his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers played the Oakland Athletics in the 1974 World Series.
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Race offers a look at ourselves
Blame the Outdoor Life Network, Lance Armstrong and the United States Postal Service Cycling Team.
8:40 a.m.
Scene selection -- Geoff Carter: Bond running on empty in latest installment
Some come close. Near the end of his commentary track, Brosnan wishes that the next Bond film could be un-rated "and really explore the darkness of this guy." Director Lee Tamahori and screenwriters all but ...
8:40 a.m.
Original Mac satisfies appetite
Artist: Fleetwood Mac.
8:37 a.m.
Performing Arts for July 11, 2003
Guitar concert
8:36 a.m.
On Display for July 11, 2003
More than 300 works by surrealist painter Salvador Dali are currently on display at Centaur Art Galleries, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, until Aug. 31. 737-5491.
8:35 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Fatherhood is serious business for Saccone
Five years ago the comic moved to Las Vegas with his two young daughters and wife Karen -- a former catering manager at Los Angeles' renowned Spago restaurant -- when the missus landed a job ...
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Snow blankets audiences in warm, jazzy rhythms
That would be Jeannie Snow, a voluptuous and charismatic 45-year-old smooth jazz vocalist who has been earning her living singing professionally since the age of 14.
8:33 a.m.
Awards continue for Shakespearean Festival
The Utah Shakespearean Festival, founder Fred Adams says, is so much more than going to see a play or two, or three.
8:32 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Movie stars stealing thunder from legit acts
But what's this latest trend that has A-list actors taking their musical side projects on the road?
8:31 a.m.
Datebook for July 11, 2003
Matthew Barnett, founder of Los Angeles Dream Center, will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday at the International Church of Las Vegas, 8100 Westcliff Drive. Admission is free. 242-2273.
8:30 a.m.
Show proves to have bottomless appeal
Most of those who attended a recent performance of "The Best of Bottoms Up" hadn't even been born when Breck Wall debuted his risque, vaudeville production at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas in 1959.
8:30 a.m.

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