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Archive for July 31, 2003

Homeowners bemoan rise in property taxes
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11:37 a.m.
Man pleads guilty in traffic rampage
A repeat DUI offender, who was more than three times over the legal blood-alcohol limit when he hit a bicycling father and son and killed the father, pleaded guilty this morning to felony DUI charges ...
11:30 a.m.
Las Vegan's invention might have saved kids
Robert Stauffer did not know the 2-year-old Las Vegas girl who died Tuesday after being left in a hot car, but the college student says he can't help but feel a personal connection to the ...
11:30 a.m.
Boyd to begin paying a quarterly dividend
Shares of Boyd Gaming Corp. fell at least 9 percent in trading this morning despite news Wednesday that the company would initiate a cash dividend payment to shareholders and that early returns on its luxury ...
11:28 a.m.
Goodman reviews unpublished biography manuscript
A book about Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, previously hyped as an unauthorized biography, is not.
11:26 a.m.
Female prisoner pregnant; officer placed on leave
CARSON CITY -- The state has stepped up its monitoring of the privately run Southern Nevada Women's Correctional Center in North Las Vegas after a female inmate became pregnant, apparently through sex with a correctional ...
11:25 a.m.
Art community fears loss of two of its stars
Libby Lumpkin, the UNLV assistant art professor who some say brought life to the local art scene, is leaving Las Vegas -- and many believe her husband, David Hickey, resident MacArthur genius, isn't far behind.
11:25 a.m.
Officer kills suspect in teen's shooting
A man was killed by a Metro Police officer Wednesday several hours after allegedly shooting a 16-year-old boy in the hand at a south Las Vegas apartment complex.
11:25 a.m.
Murphy trying to get bail set at $300,000
Sandy Murphy is seeking bail while she waits to be tried for a second time in connection with the death of downtown casino figure Ted Binion.
11:25 a.m.
Tribe seeks federal jurisdiction
Chief Gilbert Blue and others involved in the Catawba's proposal made the point Wednesday.
11:24 a.m.
Business briefs for July 31, 2003
The first-ever Diversity Employment Expo, featuring recruitment officers from several expanding Southern Nevada companies and government offices, is scheduled Friday afternoon at the MGM Grand Conference Center.
11:24 a.m.
2-year-old girl drowns in family pool
Her grandmother was in the bathroom. Her father was on the phone. So Hailey Corona, 2, ducked out of the house and into the back yard, according to family members.
11:20 a.m.
June hotel occupancy up in Reno area
They also paid a little more. The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority said visitors paid an average of $59.41 a night, up 77 cents from last June, when there was no bowling tournament.
11:20 a.m.
'Bambi' hoaxer's friend may lose business license
The girlfriend of a man who said his company arranged paintball "hunts" of naked women faces the revocation of her Las Vegas city business license amid allegations she operates an unlicensed escort service.
11:17 a.m.
Lots of lightning, but little rain falls
Plenty of lightning and thunder came, but little rain fell in the Las Vegas Valley Wednesday night as summer storms continued marching across the Southwest. A flash flood watch issued Wednesday afternoon for Southern Nevada ...
11:15 a.m.
Doctors should not have trouble finding insurance
CARSON CITY -- A company that insures 58 doctors for medical malpractice is pulling out of Nevada, but these physicians should not have too much trouble finding other coverage, state officials said.
11:15 a.m.
GOP lawmakers tell court of possible tax stalemates
CARSON CITY -- Twenty-four Republican legislators told the Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday that additional legislative stalemates over tax incrases could occur in the future.
11:13 a.m.
Southwest Gas delivers a positive earnings surprise
Las Vegas-based Southwest Gas Corp. on Wednesday cited typically hot summer weather as the culprit behind a $4.1 million, or 12 cents a share, second-quarter loss.
11:05 a.m.
Tribe to buy LV gaming firm
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians in Riverside County, Calif., has agreed to acquire a Las Vegas casino developer and assume assets as diverse as a Delaware slot machine operation and a deal to develop ...
11:05 a.m.
LV may get new air route from Washington
WASHINGTON -- Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport could benefit from one of six new round-trip flights proposed for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington D.C.
11:05 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Borgata already hall of fame resort
The resort has already made national headlines.
10:48 a.m.
Sports briefs
Owen Hambrook was named Wednesday the men's tennis interim head coach and women's coach Kevin Cory had the title of interim director of tennis added to his role.
10:05 a.m.
Letter: Why not Tribble?
And Tribble has experience at UNLV, so he knows what he would be getting into. Carol Harter and Andy Fry have some explaining to do and I hope the media doesn't let them off the ...
10:03 a.m.
Letter: Big potato
The small potatoes reference may work with Idaho, but is way off the mark when talking about Montana.
9:55 a.m.
Letter: Blame Harter
As a long time UNLV basketball and football fan, I have been sickened by the way the program has been managed (or not), and the fact that she has continued to receive raises and acclaim, ...
9:53 a.m.
Guinn to back GOP candidate
CARSON CITY -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., will continue to "have a strong working relationship" with Republican Gov. Kenny Guinn, despite Guinn's intention to endorse Reid's GOP challenger in next year's election.
9:52 a.m.
Insurance agent charged with seducing girl
A local insurance agent was indicted Tuesday for allegedly using a computer to seduce a 14-year-old Las Vegas girl.
9:52 a.m.
Goodman reviews unpublished bio manuscript
A book about Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, previously hyped as an unauthorized biography, is not.
9:51 a.m.
Mother, boyfriend arrested in alleged child abuse
Metro Police arrested a mother and charged her boyfriend with the murder of her 3-year-old son Wednesday in what one investigator described as one of the worst cases of child abuse seen in Clark County.
9:51 a.m.
Berkley hopes Mideast trip will help educate
Rep. Shelley Berkley said that she will leave for a tour of the Middle East on Saturday with the twin goals of educating fellow Congress members about the region and furthering peace in a part ...
9:51 a.m.
Court briefs for July 31, 2003
The Las Vegas man who faced charges stemming from a June 2000 Bellagio robbery that netted about $175,000 pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of robbery in the case.
9:50 a.m.
Guest Columnist Linda Frohlich: Behind the scenes of life in the WNBA
When I was a little girl I always wanted to play professional basketball.
9:35 a.m.
PCB-tainted waste may be disposed of in Beatty landfill
Tons of PCB-contaminated military equipment from a U.S. base in Japan could be destined for the US Ecology Corp. landfill in Beatty, 110 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
9:33 a.m.
News briefs for July 31, 2003
Henderson and Metro police have arrested three men they believe are responsible for at least five stolen vehicles and several burglaries.
9:33 a.m.
LV could benefit from Homeland Security change
WASHINGTON -- A Senate panel Wednesday approved a change to Homeland Security funding calculations that could benefit Las Vegas and other cities with high tourist populations.
9:31 a.m.
Program targets teen motorists
Karen Murphy's son, Matt, is taking his driver's test next month on his 16th birthday. He wants to begin driving to Boulder City High School with the rest of his friends.
9:30 a.m.
Ensign pushes restrictions on big cats
WASHINGTON -- Pet lions and tigers may be harder to come by as legislation stopping interstate shipping of these and other big cats moves through the Senate.
9:29 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- SMOKEVILLE -- Solis scales owner Hollendorfer trainee, draws well for route opener, ready to Smoke foes? SURFIRE -- Argentine-bred draws good rail post for two-turn claimer, Valenzuela aboard Monteleone trainee for Las ...
9:29 a.m.
Ishe Smith believes his time has arrived
Their records are similar and so are their backgrounds, yet Ishe Smith feels he has the upper hand on David Estrada and will be looking to prove it tonight in a televised fight on the ...
9:28 a.m.
Marquez eyes featherweight dominance
Six months after winning his first world championship, Juan Manuel Marquez will look to add another when he faces fellow champion Derrick Gainer in a unification fight at 126 pounds.
9:27 a.m.
Fight Schedule
At Sault Saint Marie, Mich., (Showtime), Ishe Smith, Las Vegas, vs. David Estrada, Miami, 10, welterweights.
9:22 a.m.
MTR Gaming profits slip in second quarter
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- MTR Gaming Group reported today that second-quarter profits fell 10 percent from the same period last year despite a 24 percent increase in revenue.
9:21 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Anderson, Black combine for Pro Stock success
The dream season continues for NHRA Pro Stock driver Greg Anderson and his team owner, Ken Black of Las Vegas.
9:20 a.m.
Prove it all night
Brendan Gaughan has heard the trash talk from other competitors in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
9:19 a.m.
Ward hitting the ball hard since demotion
Daryle Ward is hitting the ball well in Triple-A.
9:17 a.m.
LVMS, IRL break off negotiations
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will not be the site of an Indy Racing League IndyCar Series race in 2004 because the two parties could not agree on a suitable date, LVMS general manager Chris Powell ...
9:16 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:14 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Thoughts before vacation
The first thing is that the long, hot Las Vegas summer is more than half over and I am still hard at work. But that will end, at least for a short while, because of ...
9:13 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Utah isn't the only one bending the rules in Mountain West
Congratulations, Wayne Hogan. It appears you impressed most of the UNLV types you met while shaking hands on Monday and Tuesday, and so it would seem that you are the right man -- or at ...
9:13 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Heat is on Utah after Rone tragedy
Utah's lack of regulation and its handling of professional boxing is a disgrace, a former director of the state's boxing commission said this week.
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Solving problems requires honesty
There are many organizations interested in protecting the public. They must use every possible means to publicize the dire circumstances that we face regarding Social Security, Medicare, prescription drug prices, insurance and a host of ...
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Those who work should reject liberals' agenda
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Edwards was recently quoted as saying, "(President Bush) honors and respects only one thing, wealth. And he wants to make sure that those who have it, keep it." What he ...
8:54 a.m.
Fire chief wins Lovejoy Award
The award will be presented at 6 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Bally's during the Daughters' Annual Achievement Award Program. The Lovejoy Award has been presented since 1950 and past recipients include the Rev. Jesse ...
8:53 a.m.
USNS Bob Hope honors namesake
The Military Sealift Command's USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR 300) honored its late namesake by doing what Bob Hope would have wanted -- supporting the troops. USNS Bob Hope has been deployed for the past 81 ...
8:52 a.m.
Editorial: Passing along costs of tax should be fair
But state consumer advocate Tim Hay is worried that there is nothing to ensure that the costs of the tax are distributed equitably among a utility's customers. For instance, the electric company could assess each ...
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: Yucca ode: 'Someway, somehow...'
That opportunity passed. Another opportunity arose in 1987, however, when Congress ganged up on Nevada and declared Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, the ideal final resting place for waste that will still ...
8:49 a.m.
Community briefs for July 31, 2003
The Hispanic Museum of Nevada invites all youth ages 12-16 to the Institute of Culture day camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St.
8:48 a.m.
Type O blood is needed
"We need both O-positive and O-negative donors to respond," said Steve Chitren, associate executive director of United Blood Services.
8:47 a.m.
Obituaries for July 31, 2003
Charles E. Andrus, 56, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 19, 1946, in Ohio. A resident for 15 years, he was a parts man in the automotive industry, a ...
8:47 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Seniors not on cruise control
But if you haven't been there, done that, there is just no way to describe the indignities of old age.
8:23 a.m.
Let it ride: Patrons part of the show during bikini bull riding at Gilley's
It was barely past midnight. The black mechanical bull, stuffed with padding, was waiting in the corral near the dance floor.
8:23 a.m.

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