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Archive for July 22, 2003

Yes, they sing: Von Trapp family brings authenticity to 'Sound of Music'
Their name alone evokes images of children singing and skipping through Salzburg with their guitar-toting governess.
12:00 p.m.
More employees, visitors to court to get TB tests
More District Court and private sector employees will be tested for tuberculosis later this month, following the discovery that an inmate at the Clark County Detention Center could have exposed them to the disease.
11:27 a.m.
Adelson details plans for new Strip in China
The owner of Las Vegas' Venetian hotel-casino has hired a hotel investment services group and an internationally renowned architect to master-plan a strip of casinos, hotels and entertainment venues in the Chinese city of Macau.
11:26 a.m.
Man charged with molestations
A 45 year-old man was arrested Saturday and charged with molesting four children, and Metro Police think there may be additional victims who haven't come forward yet.
11:25 a.m.
Business briefs for July 22, 2003
PHOENIX -- The FBI is investigating allegations that the nation's largest for-profit university stole trade secrets from its former software provider and gave privileged access to a competing software company.
11:24 a.m.
Suspect arrested in attacks on two women
A 23-year-old man has been charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a female bicyclist and a female jogger in southwest Las Vegas in two attacks that took place less than 30 minutes apart shortly after ...
11:21 a.m.
Many state residents will feel tax pinch
CARSON CITY -- Nevadans will pay more to smoke and drink almost immediately and, come January, will shell out more for most live entertainment events, under a bill passed by the Legislature Monday night.
11:20 a.m.
School officials relieved, ready to move forward
The news that the Legislature had approved a budget spread quickly through the Clark County School District community today, as teachers, administrators and parents celebrated the end of seven weeks of anxious uncertainty.
11:19 a.m.
Marvel casts decisive fifth GOP vote
CARSON CITY -- Shunned from their caucus and threatened with political opponents at the next election, five Assembly Republicans voted Monday with Democrats to support the largest tax increase in state history.
11:17 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Finding freedom on Fremont
I would say they are wasting valuable resources trying to overturn a recent federal appeals court decision calling the publicly financed pedestrian mall a public forum.
11:17 a.m.
Duarte's defense suffers setbacks
The attorney defending the local man charged in a casino heist suffered several setbacks Monday in a final effort to keep jurors from hearing evidence in the trial that was expected to get under way ...
11:15 a.m.
Kids playing with lighter ignite deadly fire
The Monday night apartment fire that killed a 4-year-old girl and left a 3-year-old boy and his grandmother hospitalized was started by children playing with a lighter, investigators have determined.
11:15 a.m.
Harrah's profit falls on higher revenue
Higher gaming taxes in the East and Midwest, poor weather in certain parts of the country and the overall weak economy contributed to an 11 percent drop in profits for Harrah's Entertainment Inc. of Las ...
11:15 a.m.
Vegas hospital operators' results differ
Hospital giant HCA today reported a 31 percent drop in profits for the second quarter, citing a previously announced one-time charge for collecting less than expected from uninsured patients.
11:15 a.m.
Song Airways makes debut in Las Vegas
There was a new flight to Orlando, Fla., on McCarran International Airport's computerized departure screens Monday night.
11:14 a.m.
Las Vegas woman held in connection with body found in her back yard
The night before a 36-year-old woman was arrested in connection with a body buried in her central Las Vegas back yard, she told her roommate she had killed someone and asked him to leave for ...
11:14 a.m.
Cheney avoids protesters during visit to Las Vegas
Braving triple-digit heat Monday, about 100 Las Vegas Valley residents stood at the corner of West Tropicana Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard hoping to show Vice President Dick Cheney a united front against the proposed nuclear ...
11:14 a.m.
The plan that made it through
CARSON CITY -- Here is a breakdown of Senate Bill 8, which imposes an estimated $836 million in new taxes over two fiscal years. The bill, passed by two-thirds of both houses of the Legislature, ...
11:09 a.m.
Problems dog state economy
While economists expect the nation to undergo a modest expansion in the second half of 2003, California, which accounts for 15-16 percent of the U.S. economy, will likely trail behind as long as the state's ...
11:08 a.m.
Gaming briefs for July 22, 2003
LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Nebraska Lottery is on a roll.
11:08 a.m.
Unions rally workers in Vegas
At its first Las Vegas convention Monday, one of the fastest-growing unions in the country celebrated recent gains, pledged to grow its Las Vegas membership and vowed to lend greater support to the Culinary Union's ...
11:05 a.m.
Legal fight to continue over court ruling
Despite the two-thirds votes on a tax plan in both houses of the Legislature, those who launched legal challenges against a state Supreme Court ruling that allowed a simple majority vote say they will press ...
11:03 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Vegas icons Lorraine, Blackie Hunt separate
"All I can say to you is that this is a very personal and difficult situation," Hunt told us by phone on Monday during a break from activities in Carson City.
10:53 a.m.
51s defeat Edmonton, close gap
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Chin-Feng Chen and Bubba Crosby homered and Alfredo Gonzalez earned his first victory as the 51s defeated the Edmonton Trappers, 5-1, in a Pacific Coast League game Monday night at TELUS Field.
10:44 a.m.
New air carrier begins service from Las Vegas to Florida
Song Airways, a low-fare subsidiary of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc., carried 150 passengers on a 199-passenger twin-engine Boeing 757 from Orlando to Las Vegas, and 120 late Monday on the turnaround flight to Orlando.
10:42 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gaughan's pit crew shows toughness in win
Brendan Gaughan insists his Orleans Racing crew is the best in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
10:31 a.m.
Settlement reached
The Monday agreement -- which includes $4.1 million for plaintiffs' attorneys -- ends a trial of a class-action lawsuit claiming UPS, the nation's fourth-largest private employer, discriminated against more than 900 current and former hearing-impaired ...
9:53 a.m.
Pet bills pushed through
CARSON CITY -- A bill that will allow the Clark County Commission to raise the rental car tax was among a flurry of special interest bills that failed in the regular legislative session but were ...
9:49 a.m.
Tax plan finally passes
CARSON CITY -- After 157 days of stalled tax and education debate, the state Legislature adjourned early this morning with a plan to fund schools and a plan to raise taxes by an estimated $836 ...
9:48 a.m.
Obituaries for July 22, 2003
Fred Agnello, 78, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 9, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 13 years, he was a retired truck driver and a World War ...
9:48 a.m.
Casino has transformed Oneidas, local economy
VERONA, N.Y. -- Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter doesn't play games of chance. So when he staked the future of his tribe on building a successful casino, he never really considered it a gamble.
9:47 a.m.
There's something for everybody
The bleachers at this week's adidas Big Time Tournament will at times look like a Who's Who of college basketball coaching.
9:35 a.m.
Falcons waive former UNLV star Thomas
Like a linebacker coming off a blindside blitz, Jason Thomas didn't see this one coming.
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Boxing fails dead fighter T.C. Rone
The knee-jerk reaction is to say boxing is not doing a good job of policing itself, that the Association of Boxing Commissions is an inadequate organizational body and that the only solution to the sport's ...
9:33 a.m.
2-year-old girl drowns in pool
The identify of the child had not been released late Monday.
9:32 a.m.
Indoor respite from heat boosts power usage
The Clark County Health District and the National Institutes of Health suggest' these tips for those vulnerable to heat, especially senior citizens, very youn' children and those who are ill:
9:32 a.m.
UNLV AD panel to trim field
And then there were three?
9:31 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:28 a.m.
Teacher arraigned on charges of sex assaults on children
Robert Stevenson, 33, was arraigned on seven counts of lewdness with a minor under 14 and two counts of attempted sexual assault with a victim under 14.
9:27 a.m.
Court denies request for emergency order
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court today denied a request for an emergency order to halt the Legislature from enacting any new taxes without a two-thirds majority vote.
9:27 a.m.
Hobbs, Sloan blast payroll tax plan
Two members of a task force that recommended ways to make Nevada's tax revenues more stable blasted the state Legislature's proposal to create a payroll tax by saying it would penalize workers while exempting too ...
9:27 a.m.
Moncrief answers allegations in letter to secretary of state
Las Vegas Councilwoman Janet Moncrief has written a letter to the secretary of state's office denying allegations that she had illegally financed mailers aimed at discrediting Michael McDonald, the incumbent she defeated in the June ...
9:26 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: It's time to get Marcus, Tasha on SI list
Sports polls are like DVD players and sports utility vehicles -- everybody has one.
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Pray for fair, smart solutions
I agree completely that God does not have a political agenda or take sides in mere human disputes. As a Christian Scientist, I believe qualities such as integrity, compassion and understanding are divinely inspired. Hence ...
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Older drivers not always to blame
Now there is this big outcry that anyone past age 70 should have their driver's license revoked or at the least restricted.
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Manipulated into war by invalid WMD argument
If Saddam was the clear and present danger Bush described, he could've, and would've, used the WMD he'd been stockpiling. From Saddam's perspective, it was now or never, use them or lose them. Yet he ...
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: Water Authority plan requires high priority
Over the past three years, however, the water level has dropped so much because of the drought that the intake valves are nearer the surface than ever before. This means they are in danger of ...
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: Terror fight needs more local funds
This is the kind of terrorism drill that aids the preparedness at all levels of government -- and underscores how critical first responders are. Despite the importance of local police, fire and public health departments ...
9:00 a.m.
Rose to take over as interim city manager, replacing Fritsch
The North Las Vegas City Council on Friday will appoint Assistant City Manager Gregory Rose as interim city manager, temporarily filling the vacancy created when the council fired Kurt Fritsch last week, Mayor Michael Montandon ...
8:45 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Some tough love for Iraq
Now that we got all of the terminology squared away it's time to do something about the situation. The cost of both lives and dollars is beginning to exceed what some politicians say they are ...
8:45 a.m.
Immunization schedule for July 22, 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.
8:42 a.m.
Church planning Holy Spirit conference
Church planning Holy Spirit conference
8:41 a.m.
Auto Show Drive set to help traffic in Henderson
The southbound Auto Show Drive off-ramp, between Sunset Road and Lake Mead Parkway, officially opens with a ceremony at 8 a.m., after which cars will be allowed to take to the road.
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: 'Curvaceous' is all the rage
Curves are in for half the guys in America, according to a survey commissioned by a company introducing a line of lingerie designed for women commonly called "plus-size."
8:12 a.m.

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