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Archive for June 4, 2003

Young: FBI sorry about mix-up
While visiting Washington, D.C., last month, Sheriff Bill Young said he received a face-to-face apology from FBI director Robert Mueller for federal authorities' failure to notify Young about an alleged terrorist intent to attack Las ...
11:22 a.m.
Another special session possible
CARSON CITY -- As the special session of the Legislature geared up Tuesday, Assembly Republicans were already planning to force a second special session.
11:21 a.m.
Nevada ranks last as recipient of U.S. funds
WASHINGTON -- Nevada ranked last among states in the amount of money it received per capita last year from the federal government.
11:20 a.m.
Amber Alert may have helped find tot
A 16-month-old child was found safe late Tuesday night after Metro Police initiated the state's first Amber Alert in response to a man stealing a car with the child strapped inside.
11:20 a.m.
Quiznos gets new look
Quiznos gets new look
11:19 a.m.
Moncrief routs McDonald
Helped by an FBI political corruption investigation that entangled incumbent Las Vegas Councilman Michael McDonald, political newcomer Janet Moncrief crushed the incumbent to win the election Tuesday.
11:18 a.m.
Raggio says legislators need 'fresh run' at tax debate
CARSON CITY -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, told lobbyists Tuesday to back off in pressing their clients' interests in the tax debate and he said the issue will not be decided in a ...
11:17 a.m.
Military heroes gather for annual reunion at Riviera
Crouched low behind his .30-caliber machine gun on a beach in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Ralph Browner thought he was going to die.
11:16 a.m.
Technology may help solve 23-year-old case
She was found dumped alongside Arroyo Grande Boulevard in Henderson almost 23 years ago.
11:15 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: McDonald era ends as it began
McDonald worked his tail off the last month of the campaign and had the power of incumbency, a team of experienced political strategists and organized labor all behind him.
11:14 a.m.
BC mayor Ferraro wins a close one
In a race that showed how every vote counts, Boulder City Mayor Bob Ferraro celebrated an 18-vote victory Tuesday night at the golf course that had threatened his re-election campaign and may have played a ...
11:13 a.m.
Vegas-Colorado flights added
The airline will use 161-seat twin-engine MD-83 jets for the nonstop round-trip flights to Fort Collins-Loveland Airport beginning July 31. The Allegiant flights will be the only scheduled commercial jet service at that airport.
11:12 a.m.
Slot maker announces dividend, stock split
The split will be made by issuing three shares for every one share held by investors at the close of trading June 18, with the shares trading post-split on or about July 2, Reno-based IGT ...
11:12 a.m.
Venetian-Bovis legal wrangling will continue
The legal wrangling between the Venetian resort and its general contractor will continue for some time in the aftermath of a Clark County District Court jury's award Tuesday of $44.2 million to the contractor.
11:12 a.m.
Nevada court upholds judgment against retailer
Crystal Hill and her husband Gerald Hill won the judgment. Three boxes, weighing seven pounds each, fell from a shelf 14-feet above her, causing head, shoulder and back injuries.
11:12 a.m.
Funding for problem gambling treatment fails
The bill would have allocated $250,000 to the state Department of Human Resources to grant to organizations that treat problem gamblers. Nevada has been criticized by treatment advocates nationwide for being among few states that ...
11:10 a.m.
Casino giant exiting Internet gaming
After investing millions of dollars to craft the first Internet gambling site operated by a major U.S. casino company, MGM MIRAGE will discontinue the site at the end of the month. It cited concerns that ...
11:09 a.m.
Station leaving Vegas chamber
Station Casinos Inc. has pulled its membership from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, claiming the chamber has refused to work with the gaming industry to come up with a tax plan to solve the ...
11:09 a.m.
LV high-roller receives longer prison term
TRENTON, N.J. -- Former penny stock promoter Robert Brennan, already serving a nine-year prison term for fraud and money laundering, was sentenced to three more years Tuesday for violating a judge's order freezing his assets.
11:09 a.m.
Legislature overhauls mortgage regulation
A bill restructuring the regulatory environment of Nevada's mortgage lending and investment industry won approval in the waning moments of the 72nd Legislature on Monday.
11:09 a.m.
Teens stack tires over flagpole
"We get a lot of pranks this time of year ... where kids find this as a way of expressing themselves," Officer Darnell Couthen, spokesman for the district police, said.
10:49 a.m.
News briefs for June 4, 2003
Clark County air quality officials issued a pollution advisory urging children and other residents with lung problems to stay indoors today as ozone levels in the Las Vegas Valley rise with the unseasonably hot temperatures.
10:48 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Pancake House waffles on Clinton pic
Good thing it wasn't The Original Pancake House at Green Valley Ranch Station Casino. The management -- and some of its more vocal patrons -- apparently don't like his politics.
10:26 a.m.
Experiment pays dividends for Parraz
Why not, Nick Garritano thought. Go along with the kid's request and toss a stud like Jordan Parraz into the bullpen and let him throw. Maybe his broken elbow is healed and Parraz can become ...
10:08 a.m.
Conference growth is possible by 2006
After three days of meetings in Carlsbad, Calif., the Mountain West Conference's Board of Directors apparently came to a simple conclusion:
10:04 a.m.
Alt wants UNR to join MWC
Nevada-Reno athletic director Chris Ault knew the question was coming. And he didn't flinch.
10:03 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Offering up a solution to the NSAC
Is the Nevada State Athletic Commission open to suggestion?
10:03 a.m.
Short ballot lures low turnout
With most of the Las Vegas Valley's voters casting their ballots on a single question, not candidates for office, overall turnout for Tuesday's general election was 12 percent, election officials said this morning.
10:02 a.m.
LV High's Thompson viewed Open qualifying as fun test
His birdie putt dropped on the first hole Monday at El Caballero Golf Course in Tarzana, Calif., and the U.S. Open seemed a lot closer than Chicago for Brad Thompson.
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Bolton, Wallin team for LVCC victory
Bill Bolton and Lance Wallin ham-and-egged it to perfection in winning the Las Vegas Country Club's annual Memorial Weekend Member-Member Golf Tournament. Their score of 275.5 over the three-day event won the Championship Flight.
10:01 a.m.
Homeowners fret over plans for Indian casino
EASTON, Pa. -- Retirees Jean and Jack Reese were getting ready to sell their home, a 19th century farmhouse on two secluded acres north of Easton, when they got the startling news: Two Indian tribes ...
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: IRL's Kanaan not interested in returning to F1
As an aspiring racecar driver growing up in Brazil, Tony Kanaan idolized Ayrton Senna, a three-time Formula One World Champion and fellow Brazilian.
10:00 a.m.
Letter: Reno coach upset
Despite suffering through that loss, my frustration has been increased due to a few quotes that have been attributed to me in the Las Vegas Sun that I would like to clarify. First, a quote ...
9:58 a.m.
Voters crush request for new libraries
Clark County voters rejected a $50.6 million bond issue that would have paid for construction of four libraries in some of the valley's fastest-growing communities.
9:58 a.m.
Moulin Rouge fire report expected
Federal and local fire experts were expected to announce today preliminary results and the direction of their investigation into the fire that burned the historic Moulin Rouge casino and showroom down to the ground.
9:58 a.m.
Court overturns judgment against Anderson Dairy
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $321,000 judgment against Anderson Dairy, which was sued by an employee who says he was assaulted and then fired for disclosing unsanitary conditions at ...
9:57 a.m.
UNLV women finish with No. 34 ranking
UNLV had set a school record with a preseason ranking of 17th and remained in the top 25 for three months, peaking at No. 15 on Feb. 15 en route to its first regular-season Mountain ...
9:57 a.m.
Gregory, Silver win court races
There were no surprises in the Las Vegas Municipal Court races on Tuesday, with incumbent Toy Gregory retaining his 20-year hold on the bench and prosecutor Abbi Silver winning a vacant seat.
9:57 a.m.
Former Rebel Thomas waived by the Jets
Thomas was not drafted and signed with the Jets on May 2.
9:56 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:54 a.m.
Voters approve charter question
Boulder City voters have made it harder to change their City Charter in the future by approving a ballot question that requires subsequent charter changes be approved in two consecutive elections instead of one.
9:51 a.m.
Ex-trader charged in power manipulation
The trader, John M. Forney, was arrested at the offices of American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio, where he now works.
9:50 a.m.
Obituaries for June 4, 2003
Shirley A. Balent, 61, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. A retired laborer in the automotive industry, she was born Feb. 1, 1942, in Monroe, Mich.
9:35 a.m.
Maestas defense looks for link in dad's violent past
Lawyers defending the Maestas siblings against a murder charge are investigating whether the violent criminal history of the teens' father affected their upbringing.
9:35 a.m.
Moths bug county workers
The County Government Center is full of bugs.
9:34 a.m.
County offers a new spin on noisy choppers
Clark County Aviation Department officials told the County Commission Tuesday that they have two sites in mind for new heliports that could end much of the helicopter noise bothering residents in the urban area.
9:30 a.m.
Transient sentenced to death in LV killing
District Judge John McGroarty formally sentenced Steven Kaczmarek, 33, to death for the slaying of Pedro "Pete" Villareal in a room at the Uptown Motel, 813 Ogden Ave.
9:29 a.m.
Man, 82, killed in collision
Metro Police were investigating the accident that left David Emerson McDowell of Las Vegas dead at the intersection of Hualapai Way and Alta Drive.
9:29 a.m.
Letter: Lack of textbooks hinders learning
These students spend valuable classroom time copying down problem-solving equations from the blackboard instead of being taught how to reach the correct answers, and, more importantly, learning why the answers are correct.
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Adoptions story hits close to heart
Both of my children were adopted. My son, Paul, was 5 months old when we adopted him from Catholic Charities back East. As an infant he was raised by Catholic nuns. On the day my ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Jobs not being kept at home in America
The big news is in exports. The country is good at exporting American jobs overseas. Engineering, computer programming, customer service, and other jobs are going overseas by the thousands.
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: State must not renege on promise
Now Nevada is telling its graduates that many of them won't be getting a scholarship, no matter how hard they've worked the past four years to qualify. The new application form has a little box ...
9:02 a.m.
Community briefs for June 4, 2003
Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services will hold summer camps from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Aug. 1.
9:00 a.m.
Norton will attend public-land auction
Interior Secretary Gale Norton will attend Thursday's sale of 1,030 acres of federal land, Interior officials said Tuesday.
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: Let's make it safe for bicycles and cars
Bicyclists often ride three or four abreast. This is dangerous, considering the many blind curves. And drivers often speed. This is dangerous, considering the many bicyclists. A May 25 accident demonstrated the potential for tragedy. ...
9:00 a.m.
Au Bon Climat '01 Pinot Noir
He founded his vineyard in order to produce traditional Burgundian varieties such as Aligote and Chardonnay, but it is with Pinot Noir that he has achieved his great success.
8:25 a.m.
Comfort Zone: International spa conference presents tips, products to pamper
Forget foreign affairs, global warming or the lackluster economy. Sometimes life is just about feeling good.
8:25 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Herrera gets royal treatment at philharmonic benefit
The dinner event at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas, was originally planned for the picturesque Pontevecchio Bridge, but was wisely moved to the comforts of the ballroom when daily temperatures took an upward turn.
8:18 a.m.
Restaurants holding court in valley shopping malls
Those curious as to what the typical American is eating these days need go no further than the nearest shopping mall food court. Food courts reflect what could best be termed ever-changing American tastes in ...
8:18 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Ans bring tradition to Vegas
The An family owns Crustacean restaurants in Beverly Hills and San Francisco and Prana at Desert Passage at the Aladdin. Their original San Francisco eatery, Thanh Long, is steeped in the history of the family's ...
8:17 a.m.

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