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Archive for July 18, 2003

Tax issue may go to high court
A coalition of anti-tax organizations and political parties rallied amid oppressive late afternoon heat Thursday to launch what they hope will be fiery recalls of the state Supreme Court and initiative petitions to reform politics.
11:55 a.m.
No criminal charges in UNLV phone cards
After a two-month investigation into the unauthorized use of phone cards by UNLV students and student-athletes, university officials announced today that no criminal charges will be filed, although other penalties are still possible.
11:41 a.m.
Southwest attendants protest over contract
One of the reasons Southwest Airlines stays profitable is that the company keeps its planes busier than those of other airlines by taking them on more flights per day. Employees contribute by minimizing the amount ...
11:40 a.m.
Trust fund set up for victim's son
JMA Architecture Studios of Las Vegas and Partners Financial have set up a college fund, College America, for Michelle Rogers' son, said Eva Anaya JMA Human Resources manager. Funds can be sent to the JMA ...
11:40 a.m.
Casino paying damages
Managers at the Colorado Central Station casino, owned until April by Nevada-based International Game Technology's Anchor Gaming unit, required employees to sign statements indicating they would speak only English while working. The workers' complaint alleged ...
11:39 a.m.
Business briefs for July 18, 2003
SAN FRANCISCO -- Business software maker PeopleSoft Inc. said today it has completed its acquisition of J.D. Edwards & Co., a purchase that will pose a new and more expensive obstacle for Oracle Corp. in ...
11:39 a.m.
Casino industry driving S. Nevada housing boom
Nevada continues to lead the nation in growth of its housing stock, a federal agency reported today.
11:35 a.m.
Georgia-Pacific swings to profit
ATLANTA -- Paper and building products company Georgia-Pacific Corp. reported a profit of $62 million for its second quarter Thursday, bouncing back from a loss in the same period last year. But the company said ...
11:35 a.m.
Analysts update views on companies
Todd Jordan, an analyst at Buckingham Research Group, upgraded shares of Mandalay Resort Group to a "strong buy" Thursday after the stock declined in the wake of MGM MIRAGE's weak earnings announcement.
11:35 a.m.
State jobless rate falls
Nevada's June unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent -- bucking national economic trends that sent the U.S. jobless rate for the same month up to a nine-year high of 6.4 percent.
11:34 a.m.
Cluster of auto dealerships planned for I-215 beltway
Cliff Findlay, president of Saturn of Henderson, said he expects ground to be broken within six months to a year on the south side of the I-215 southern beltway at Jones Boulevard.
11:33 a.m.
Sheriff criticizes split of anti-terrorism money
CARSON CITY -- The governor's Homeland Security Committee allocated $12.2 million to local governments Thursday, including $7.7 million to Clark County, to help prepare against terrorist attacks.
11:33 a.m.
Outdoor bars on the rise at Fremont Street Experience
The Fremont Street Experience lightshow and pedestrian mall in downtown Las Vegas expects to book more than twice the number of live entertainment venues this year compared to last.
11:32 a.m.
Berkley in LV to be with ailing mother
The House held several votes this week, including votes on budget bills for the Interior Department, Agriculture Department and for energy and water projects. The energy and water project bill, under discussion today, included what ...
11:32 a.m.
11:32 a.m.
District might delay start of school year
Clark County School District officials say if a solution is not found to the budget impasse soon, the start of school next month could be delayed and potential cuts made to programs and personnel.
11:29 a.m.
Proposed project would block lake pollutants from tap water
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is considering a huge engineering project to keep contaminated Lake Mead water out of the system's intakes.
11:26 a.m.
Temporary Yucca waste plan defeated
WASHINGTON -- House budget leaders today agreed to scrap legislation aimed at speeding the nation's nuclear waste to a temporary Nevada waste site by 2007, three years before the proposed permanent repository at Yucca Mountain ...
11:26 a.m.
Major study to test the water on growth curbs
The region needs to consider growth, its cost or restrictions, and the cost of finding new water sources to slake the thirst of that growth, political leaders decided Thursday.
11:19 a.m.
Officers involved in three accidents
A pedestrian was killed this morning when he ran out in front of a North Las Vegas Police patrol car that was responding to a call of a prowler on Lake Mead Boulevard near Eastern ...
11:11 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Cassidy may break silence
There have been so many twists and turns in the Ted Binion murder case over the years that nothing should surprise us anymore.
11:10 a.m.
California crash brings back painful memories
When Kim Riley heard about the elderly man who drove into a Santa Monica farmer's market Wednesday, killing 10 people, it struck a chord.
11:09 a.m.
Struggling Neonopolis gets slot OK
After 14 months of struggling to operate as a gambling-free entertainment and retail facility, Neonopolis businesses soon will have a shot at limited gaming licenses for bartop slot machines in hopes the devices will boost ...
11:09 a.m.
City manager had offered to resign
About a week before firing North Las Vegas City Manager Kurt Fritsch, the City Council turned down an offer from Fritsch to resign in return for a more expensive severance package, city officials said Thursday.
11:09 a.m.
Tiger in the hunt
SANDWICH, England -- Tiger Woods isn't lost anymore.
10:54 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Name change reveals the naked truth
Gaming behemoth Park Place Entertainment pulled out all the stops for its announcement this week that it was changing its corporate name to Caesars Entertainment, to better capitalize on the Caesars Palace name.
10:41 a.m.
Community news briefs for July 18, 2003
Las Vegas and North Las Vegas will be accepting applications for firefighter trainee in December.
10:30 a.m.
City plans inspection of Federal Park area
The inspection, beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, follows an open meeting Thursday that introduced local residents to the project, which is designed to open lines of communication between neighbors and city department officials, Southern Nevada ...
10:25 a.m.
No freedom from allergies in summer
Spring is known to many allergy sufferers as the sniffliest season, but for Southern Nevadans, summers can also bring something to sneeze at.
10:25 a.m.
Lake Mead powerlines planned
The entrance stations from North Las Vegas on Lake Mead Mead Boulevard and from Henderson on Lake Mead Parkway were opened in August 2000 with the intent to utilize alternative power sources, such as solar ...
10:24 a.m.
Assembly OKs 'noncontroversial' fee
CARSON CITY -- A once-shelved strategy for passing taxes has reemerged in the state Assembly, which Thursday took the first vote in what is now expected to be a piecemeal approach to approving taxes.
10:24 a.m.
Group protests cultures that dine on dogs and cats
A small group of men and women with large photos of dead cats and dogs stood on a street corner in the heat of the afternoon this week to bring attention to a custom they ...
10:23 a.m.
Fremont Street: Public or private?
Las Vegas has filed an appeal of a recent federal appeals court ruling defending individuals' constitutional right to pass out leaflets and sell certain items at the Fremont Street Experience.
10:22 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Not ready to 'move on'
THE PRESIDENT says it is time to move on.
10:16 a.m.
Letter: Businesses will protect legislators
10:15 a.m.
Letter: System fails with no compromise
Compromise is exactly what our state's elected officials failed to do and that is precisely what caused an intrusion into legislative matters by the judiciary.
10:14 a.m.
Letter: Producers of repugnant 'hunt' must be stopped
I know these women are doing this willingly. But in my opinion, they have not been taught self-respect, dignity or that they do not have to be exploited to make money.
10:14 a.m.
Editorial: No signs of wavering on Yucca
It's obvious that the Republicans, who control both the White House and Congress, are determined to bury the nation's high-level nuclear waste just 90 miles north of Las Vegas. The House also is considering plans ...
10:12 a.m.
Editorial: Bear down on license for 'Bambi' producer
A business license was issued to the company on the basis of its statement that it was selling videos "of a hunting nature." The name on the business license does not match the name of ...
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Beauty and the beast compete outdoors
Beauty is often found in the eye of the beholder -- so they say.
10:05 a.m.
Fishing Report: Stripers biting at Lake Mead, largemouth bass picking up
Fishing for striped bass is picking up in the Boulder Basin at Lake Mead as boaters are reporting to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) that the game fish are on the surface feeding on ...
10:02 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: UNLV president pulling too many strings in sports
The athletic director's chair remains empty and the guy doing the majority of the behind-the-scenes work to make sure the department doesn't dry up and blow away doesn't even have the "interim" title in front ...
10:00 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Tyson plays the role public wants
He has everything but a Screen Actors Guild card.
9:52 a.m.
Here comes Tiger
SANDWICH, England -- After losing his ball, Tiger Woods quickly found a spot on the British Open leaderboard.
9:51 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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9:49 a.m.
Night of stars
Karaoke has gone legit.
9:34 a.m.
Sports briefs
Marcus Banks and Brandon Hunter made the Boston Celtics' draft-day strategy look good Thursday, combining for 48 points in a Reebok Pro Summer League victory, 96-78, against the New York Knicks.
9:33 a.m.
Couple must face trial in death of LV businessman
With six witnesses and four hours of testimony, the state laid out its case Thursday in the May 5 murder of Anthony Limongello.
9:30 a.m.
Kincaid-Chauncey plans re-election
A little political scandal is like chum in the water for the circling sharks considering a bid for higher office.
9:29 a.m.
Hard Rock's chief attraction: Elvis Costello
He probably won't perform any weddings, but Elvis will be back in the building tonight in Las Vegas.
9:29 a.m.
Long screening wait at McCarran called a necessity
During peak times, travelers making their way through McCarran International Airport may have to wait more than an hour to go through security screening, but the screening remains a necessity, said Jim Blair, the airport's ...
9:29 a.m.
Obituaries for July 18, 2003
Raymond Lewis Alexander, 52, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 23, 1951, in Virginia. A resident for nine years, he was an electrician and an Air Force veteran.
9:28 a.m.
Las Vegas court news briefs for July 18, 2003
A 21-year-old man facing charges in the slaying of a former University of Nevada, Las Vegas, student had his probation from a previous offense revoked Thursday.
9:28 a.m.
Assemblyman makes statement with bank cards
CARSON CITY -- Assemblyman Tom Collins, D-North Las Vegas, sliced up his three Wells Fargo bank cards during a floor session Thursday to protest the lobbying efforts of the bank.
9:27 a.m.
Judge orders return of seized strip club papers
Federal agents might have to testify at an Aug. 13 court hearing on allegations they reviewed privileged legal documents obtained during a raid on the Crazy Horse Too, a Las Vegas topless club owned by ...
9:27 a.m.
Siegfried & Roy still making magic at Mirage
What: "Siegfried & Roy, Masters of the Impossible."
9:26 a.m.
Hits hit the spot for reunited Duran Duran
What: Duran Duran
9:24 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Eatery provides just-north-of-the-border flavor
"There once was a fellow named Rocco, and a pigeon who wanted his taco. Said Rocco these words, 'We don't feed the birds, for fear it might bring a flocko.' "
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: 2003 is a great year for the industry -- so far
Record executives might be crying poverty about the state of their industry, but don't let that fool you into thinking slow sales have anything to do with the quality of today's releases.
9:20 a.m.
Seven proved to be lucky number for 'Fishtank' series
When Dutch label Konkurrent announced plans for its "In the Fishtank" series back in the late 1990s, the idea sounded intriguing to say the least.
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Game is a truly sad commentary
Michael Burdick's paintball hunting endeavor shows society itself, at its very worst.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Lounge owner raising the bar in Las Vegas
Robbie Robinson was a marine engineer in Los Angeles when he decided to buy a watering hole in Las Vegas.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Comedy's downfall no laughing matter for Addotta
Kip Addotta has comedy down to a science.
9:16 a.m.
Datebook for July 18, 2003
Bridal Spectacular Events, the largest bridal show producer in Nevada, will hold its next show from 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Cashman Center. 368-0088.
9:11 a.m.
On Display for July 18, 2003
A new exhibit by local artists, titled, "Full Circle," is at the Left of Center Art Gallery and Studio, 2207 W. Gowan Road, until the end of August. Admission is free. 647-7378.
9:10 a.m.
Performing Arts for July 18, 2003
Jazz performance
9:10 a.m.
51s all-stars make the most of Memphis trip
Life in the Pacific Coast League doesn't lend itself to moments in the national spotlight.
8:59 a.m.
The other Shoe does drop
John Shoemaker is not prone to wild mood swings, laughing and howling when the baseball is bouncing kindly for the 51s, or snappy and sullen during losing streaks.
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: Two-thirds rule does not work
It was a relief Friday when Nevada's federal judges took themselves out of the state's tax crisis. They ruled that they had no authority to overturn an interpretation of the state constitution by the Nevada ...
6:22 a.m.
Letter: Regretting vote for supermajority
I owe an apology to the children of Clark County. I am one of the thousands of citizens who voted for Jim Gibbons' initiative that amended the state constitution to require a two-thirds majority in ...
6:15 a.m.
Letter: War against Saddam did not improve security
Saddam is no longer deterrable. About two days before his statue was toppled, he sent a truck to the bank with orders to fill it up. Saddam and his truckload of cash vanished. President Bush ...
6:14 a.m.
Las Vegas: Bright lights, but not a big city
6:12 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Political chaos just beginning
Jeff German's column appears Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in the Sun. Reach him at [email protected] or (702) 259-4067.
6:12 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Petty prayers sent up
Brian Greenspun is editor of the Las Vegas Sun.
6:11 a.m.
Gadabout program helps victims of head injuries return to social life
5:51 a.m.
Giving of themselves
5:51 a.m.
Even Stevens
5:50 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Las Vegas dignitaries play House
VegasBeat appears Sunday through Friday in the Las Vegas Sun. Timothy McDarrah can be reached at [email protected] or at (702) 259-4096.
5:48 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: LV drivers can't pass spill drill
Susan Snyder's column appears Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Reach her at [email protected] or (702) 259-4082.
5:48 a.m.
Judges throw out anti-tax argument
The federal district judges, which met in a rare group session known as en banc, threw out the temporary restraining order it established July 14 at the request of the anti-tax protesters.
2:14 a.m.

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