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Archive for July 17, 2003

Senate nixes new tax plans
CARSON CITY -- After more frustrating failed votes on tax plans, the state Senate this morning threw up its hands and said the other house would have to develop consensus on a proposal to fund ...
11:31 a.m.
Sleepovers lead to teacher's arrest
A substitute teacher has been charged with attempted sexual assault and lewdness stemming from sleepovers at his home that allegedly involved a former student, Metro Police said.
11:20 a.m.
Kentucky sues Henderson firm
A temporary restraining order was issued against Combined Resource Systems Inc. of 2920 N. Green Valley Parkway, ordering the company to stop advertising and selling in the state, the state said.
11:19 a.m.
Mother of Nevada lobbyist Joyce dies
Effie Joyce, waitress, nurse practitioner and the mother of one of Nevada's most powerful lobbyists and political consultants during her 60 years in Las Vegas, has died.
11:19 a.m.
Committee OKs Reid's budget cut for Yucca
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved the drastically reduced Yucca Mountain budget requested by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.
11:16 a.m.
Yucca may face more toxic waste
WASHINGTON -- Obstacles imperil a new Energy Department plan designed to speed its massive effort to clean up radioactive waste at three U.S. nuclear weapons sites, a congressional audit said. And the plan's failure could ...
11:14 a.m.
Nevada's climate may get even hotter
Hot enough for you? You ain't seen nothing yet.
11:14 a.m.
Gaming briefs for July 17, 2003
NEW ORLEANS -- An attempt by Bally's Casino to get major lease concessions from the Orleans Levee Board may be scuttled by reports that the casino could be sold.
11:13 a.m.
Weary teachers, parents implore lawmakers to do job
Under this morning's early sun, parents, teachers and students marched in a circle, their placards held high, as they urged legislators -- again -- to solve the budget impasse and fund education.
11:08 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE earnings hurt by slow economy
Second-quarter profit dipped 47 percent at MGM MIRAGE as revenue increases were overshadowed by escalating costs and the war in Iraq, the casino-resort operator said today.
11:07 a.m.
Vegas time-share execs resign
Chief Executive Michael H. Greco left his position July 10, while Chief Operating Officer Kevin J. Blair will leave the company Friday. Board members Spence I. Browne -- who chaired the audit committee -- and ...
11:06 a.m.
Monsoon season arrives; more storms are possible
The Southwest monsoon season arrived in Southern Nevada on Wednesday, as a curtain of dust descended, rain splashed on the parched desert and lightning streaked across the sky.
11:05 a.m.
Budget stalemate keeps prospective teachers hanging
Chicago middle school teacher Gregory Richter is ready to move to Clark County.
11:05 a.m.
Legality of Bambi events questioned
Las Vegas city officials are investigating the legality of a company that says it allows "the ultimate sportsman" to stalk naked women through the sagebrush, chase them down and shoot them with paintballs.
11:04 a.m.
'Urban village' taking shape
The grand plan for 61 acres of barren desert land just west of Main Street has become a little less talk and a lot more drawings.
11:04 a.m.
City manager fired
The North Las Vegas City Council without discussion fired City Manager Kurt Fritsch on Wednesday, ending speculation that became public about three weeks ago after Fritsch told his top staff some council members were working ...
11:04 a.m.
LV OKs tougher rules for saving water
The Las Vegas City Council approved a tough water conservation ordinance Wednesday that could result in fines as high as $1,000 for scofflaw water-wasters.
11:03 a.m.
Company planning 'Star Wars' slot
"The development of the Star Wars video slot will be a significant gaming event," said Joe Kaminkow, IGT's vice president of game design. "Those who stood in line in 1977 to see the first 'Star ...
10:54 a.m.
IGT posts strong earnings on cashless technology
RENO -- International Game Technology today announced another quarter of record earnings, a winning streak company officials said is fueled by demand for replacement machines with cashless technology.
10:54 a.m.
Castaways exec outlines property's woes
A Castaways hotel-casino executive on Wednesday detailed problems at the struggling Las Vegas property, saying it was denied its best shot at raising funds to convert into a Holiday Inn franchise.
10:52 a.m.
Vargas says steroid bust was blessing
Out of the ring since last September and coming off a fine and suspension for steroid use, former world champion Fernando Vargas maintains he's a new and improved fighter and man at the age of ...
10:23 a.m.
Toast to the Coast
If the Pacific Coast League's second 100 years are as intriguing and colorful as the first 100, the next three generations of West Coast baseball fans had better stock up on peanuts and Cracker Jack.
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowksi: NFL's Cardinals want to feather a nest in Las Vegas
The Arizona Cardinals want to be Las Vegas' team.
10:00 a.m.
Current Pacific Coast League
COLORADO SPRINGS SKY SOX Affiliation: Colorado Rockies (1993). History: Hawaii 1961-87; Sacramento 1918-60; Portland 1903-17 (charter member 1903). Alumni: Todd Helton, Clete Boyer, Albert Belle, Jim Thome, Sandy Alomar Jr., Jeff Shaw, Neifi Perez.
9:59 a.m.
Strange, but true ...
Strange, but true ...
9:54 a.m.
PCL timeline
OVERVIEW: The Coast League was organized in 1903 as an outgrowth of the California State League.
9:54 a.m.
Memorable moments
Memorable moments
9:54 a.m.
Star power
The PCL's second all-time all-star team, encompassing the years 1958-present, as selected by fans this year:
9:53 a.m.
General Motors profit tumbles 30 percent
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp.'s earnings fell 30 percent from a year ago, hurt by lower volume and pricing pressure, but it still handily beat Wall Street expectations.
9:48 a.m.
MEGO execs resign
MEGO execs resign
9:48 a.m.
Probe looks at hospital bills for uninsured
WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers began an investigation Wednesday of hospital billing practices that charge uninsured patients far more than insurance companies do for the same services.
9:47 a.m.
Silicon Valley apartment rents plunge, SoCal's rise
SAN FRANCISCO -- The enduring high-tech slump pushed Silicon Valley apartment rents to a five-year low in the second quarter, providing a stark contrast to Southern California's still-surging market, according to a survey scheduled to ...
9:47 a.m.
LV council briefs for July 17, 2003
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved an encroachment agreement with prominent attorney John Moran Jr. to build a wall on a portion of the city-owned alley behind his downtown law offices to shield ...
9:37 a.m.
Colorful SF lawyer will be Tabish's lead trial counsel
Another prominent criminal defense attorney has agreed to participate in the new murder trial of Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish in the 1998 death of gaming figure Ted Binion.
9:37 a.m.
News briefs for July 17, 2003
A woman who was struck in the head by a flying rock sent through a window of her car as she drove on the Las Vegas Beltway near Charleston Boulevard died Wednesday night at University ...
9:36 a.m.
Tyson-Botha rematch talks temporarily on hold
A proposed Mike Tyson vs. Frans Botha rematch appears to be on hold, but the delay is fine with Botha's manager and promoter, Sterling McPherson.
9:36 a.m.
Market OK'd for slots quicker than chicken-killing
The market that paved the way for legalized chicken slaughtering in commercial businesses in Las Vegas has won approval for slot machines.
9:36 a.m.
Boxing schedule
9:35 a.m.
Court briefs for July 17, 2003
The trials of two men who had been charged in a fatal armed truck robbery and a series of Strip casino robberies are set to begin next week.
9:35 a.m.
Man indicted in death of girlfriend
A Las Vegas man was indicted Tuesday in the May beating death of his live-in, on-again off-again, girlfriend Charla Gowan, 34.
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Couser can be like Mike in the ring, too
Well, he is Mike Tyson's half-brother. So how surprising can it be when Cliff Couser goes a little crazy in the ring?
9:35 a.m.
Obituaries for July 17, 2003
Lucie Emily Banta, 96, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. A homemaker, she was born July 9, 1907, in West Mansfield, Ohio.
9:34 a.m.
High court halts drugs for suspect
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a writ stopping the state from forcing antipsychotic drugs on a criminal suspect to make her competent for trial.
9:33 a.m.
Judge denies Weber's property request
A judge denied death row inmate Timmy Weber's request Wednesday to return property seized by police during a murder investigation, including some items prosecutors say he used to kill his girlfriend and her teenage son.
9:33 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 17, 2003
Date were set Wednesday for the UAW-Daimler Chrysler 400, the largest annual sports event in Nevada, and its accompanying NASCAR events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
9:31 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:29 a.m.
Letter: Pill makers push useless legislation
Of course, you can't blame members of Congress for designing this useless piece of legislation to suit their mentors. After all, next to oil men, pharmaceutical companies are the biggest contributors to their campaigns. And ...
9:20 a.m.
Letter: Seek benefits for inevitable Yucca
The state is fighting this in the Washington court system. For goodness sake, that is where the decision was made to recommend Yucca Mountain as a repository in the first place.
9:20 a.m.
Letter: Homeless deserve better treatment
Instead of following this compassionate and humane policy, the city of Las Vegas opted to use law enforcement, through selective enforcement of laws, and reduction of services, in a vain attempt to reduce the homeless ...
9:19 a.m.
Letter: No fairness in NSEA elections
Now that would be fair.
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Conflicts of interest clarified
In the July 3 Las Vegas Sun, County Counsel Mary-Anne Miller is quoted as saying that my evaluation of this action was speculative and unfair.
9:18 a.m.
Letter: People will have final say in tax dispute
This process was neither easy, nor cavalier, for it required a vote in consecutive elections after the long and arduous process of getting the amendment on the ballot in the first place. The success of ...
9:17 a.m.
Editorial: Homeowners junta needs to back off
The association, however, is ordering that the shutters be removed immediately because the new Nevada law does not go into effect until Oct. 1. This is the kind of inane behavior, appearing to border on ...
9:14 a.m.
Editorial: Obstinate legislators don't care
These Assembly Republicans actually have become more emboldened as the turmoil they've caused has escalated. Democrats have come to believe that compromise isn't in the vocabulary of enough Republicans, so Democrats could give up on ...
9:13 a.m.
Bonanza grad completes Air Force career
"Going the extra mile" is the common thread woven through Air Force Master Sgt. Richard Covington's 20 years of evaluations by his superiors, according to his Nellis Air Force Base boss, Maj. Vic Hines.
9:10 a.m.
Back-to-school supplies needed
Back-to-school supplies needed
9:06 a.m.
Arthritis group plans youth camp
The camp is a four-day, three-night sleepover camp for children 8-17 with any form of juvenile arthritis or rheumatic disease. Sessions run from Aug. 11 through Aug. 14.
9:06 a.m.
Community briefs for July 17, 2003
The fourth annual Pioneer Day Parade presented by the Green Valley Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Estes McDoniel Elementary School.
9:04 a.m.
Landscape winners honored
The Nevada Veterans Nursing Home in Boulder City was another first place winner. The landscape, designed by Jack Zunino, combines water-smart groundcovers, shrubs and trees.
9:02 a.m.
Hearing held on strip club papers
U.S. Magistrate Peggy Leen was scheduled to hold a hearing today regarding allegations that FBI agents reviewed privileged legal documents after raiding the Crazy Horse Too, a topless club owned by Rick Rizzolo.
8:41 a.m.
Way paved for small-lot projects
The North Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday ended the nearly yearlong prohibition on small-lot housing developments by approving regulations governing the aesthetics of the projects.
8:41 a.m.
DOE vows Yucca answers
The Energy Department plans to answer at least 190 key technical questions out of 293 before submitting a license application for a Yucca Mountain high-level nuclear waste repository, officials said.
8:41 a.m.
House, Senate split on funds for nuclear weapons plant
WASHINGTON -- A distinct split between Senate and House funding levels for a proposed nuclear weapon trigger factory became apparent Wednesday, just as the Energy Department held its last public hearing on the project's draft ...
8:41 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Nevada's fine mess
That used to be one of the funniest lines in comedy, especially because it was uttered by one of the most famous funnymen duos on the planet, Laurel and Hardy. When they got into a ...
8:30 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Teachers no longer trim wicks
A recent analysis of teachers' salaries and duties brought response from a Sun reader who sent me a copy of "Instructions for Teachers, 1872."
8:21 a.m.

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