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Archive for June 6, 2003

Sides go down to the wire
CARSON CITY -- It's D-Day, and Nevada lawmakers appear unlikely to reach today's 5 p.m. deadline with a tax plan because a new proposal ran into opposition.
11:26 a.m.
War, SARS hurt April casino win in Nevada
After eight straight months of increases, the casino win in Nevada in April slumped by 6.9 percent, partly because of the war in Iraq.
11:26 a.m.
Fighting the war from Nevada
While U.S. Special Forces were removing Army Pvt. Jessica Lynch from an Iraqi hospital on April 1, an unmanned Predator surveillance plane was flying overhead providing real-time images to commanders.
11:24 a.m.
Trial scheduled in July in dogs' attack on boy
Delbert Douglas and Mickey Williams have been charged with owning a vicious animal, having a vicious animal at large, being responsible for a vicious animal attack and not having animal licenses or vaccinations for pets, ...
11:22 a.m.
Gaming briefs for June 6, 2003
Station Casinos Inc. has purchased about 18 acres of land next to its Wild Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel on Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas for about $28 million.
11:21 a.m.
Child specialists leaving Medicaid
CARSON CITY -- Twenty-five pediatric specialists in Clark County have resigned from the Medicaid program, forcing Nevada to send more children out of state for treatment, state officials said Thursday.
11:18 a.m.
Bill lowers passing score on math test
CARSON CITY -- Legislative leaders have agreed on a plan to allow the majority of seniors who failed the math proficiency exam this year to graduate from high school.
11:18 a.m.
Mother who left child in car may be charged
The woman who came running out of a store earlier this week when she saw a man driving her car away with her 16-month-old son inside may be charged with child endangerment, a Metro official ...
11:17 a.m.
Infant boy left in van dies
For the third time in as many days, a child was left in a vehicle in the Las Vegas Valley's sweltering heat, and this time the baby died.
11:17 a.m.
Stallion Mountain board agrees to deal
Weeks of wrangling between developer Bill Walters and the Stallion Mountain homeowners' association have produced a preliminary agreement on the fate of the east Las Vegas subdivision.
11:13 a.m.
Some screener jobs at McCarran restored
WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration has restored some of the security screener jobs slated for cuts at McCarran International Airport -- at least for now.
11:12 a.m.
Ten injured in two-vehicle accident on I-215
Trooper Angie Wolff said the accident involved a truck and a Salvation Army van and that none of the injuries appeared serious.
11:08 a.m.
Man in critical condition after being shot by Metro Police
People who were near the Capri Motel Thursday afternoon scrambled for cover when four Metro Police officers fired numerous bullets at a man who police say drove his Camaro toward the officers.
11:07 a.m.
Hungry contestants wind up dog tired
On your marks.
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Binion treasure hunt may pay off
A tip from a jailed informant in Vancouver Island, British Columbia, of all places, has revived Roger's desire for adventure.
11:06 a.m.
BLM land sale brings in $232 million
A Bureau of Land Management sale of land throughout the Las Vegas area Thursday morning brought in $232.3 million, $102 million more than the appraised value of the property.
11:06 a.m.
Adult education students graduate
This is adult education in Clark County:
11:06 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Old pros can still roll
Bowling might be the one sport -- more on that later -- where you can drink a beer with one hand, and smoke a cigar with the other. That fact alone should make it popular ...
10:52 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Believe in first (and second) impressions
VegasBeat had dinner Tuesday night with Robert DeNiro, Johnny Cash, Mike Myers, Robin Williams, Bette Midler, Will Smith, President George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, Ozzy Osbourne, Barbra Streisand -- and two Britney Spearses.
10:51 a.m.
Obituaries for June 6, 2003
Dolores Butterfield, 75, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born Feb. 26, 1928, in New York. A resident for 57 years, she was a registered nurse and nurses' union representative.
10:20 a.m.
83-year-old man loses appeal
CARSON CITY -- An 83-year-old Southern Nevada man sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife has lost his appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.
10:18 a.m.
Software maker offers $5.1 billion for rival
SAN FRANCISCO -- Business software maker Oracle Corp. launched an effort today to eliminate one of its biggest competitors with an unsolicited $5.1 billion offer to buy PeopleSoft Corp.
10:16 a.m.
Political notebook: A little extra time doesn't help
CARSON CITY -- When the 2001 Legislature ended in disarray, Sen. Bob Coffin decided he would make a point of changing a pesky rule.
10:15 a.m.
Plan OK'd to improve guidance counseling
Education officials released a plan to improve guidance counseling in schools during an education conference in Henderson on Thursday.
10:14 a.m.
Jobless rate at highest level in 9 years
WASHINGTON -- The nation's unemployment rate climbed to 6.1 percent in May, the highest level in nine years, as businesses cut 17,000 jobs in a weak economy struggling toward recovery.
10:11 a.m.
Cide show is main event
10:10 a.m.
Books expect bettors to be out in force
With a small field challenging Funny Cide in New York on Saturday, Robert Walker, director of race and sports books for MGM Properties, believes the Belmont Stakes will not draw much gambling attention.
10:10 a.m.
Bouncer's bail only slightly reduced
A videotape that shows a bouncer beating a couple outside a local nightclub was all a District Court judge needed to rule against significantly lowering the bouncer's bail on assault charges Thursday.
10:10 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Universal rule: Root for the Triple Crown
Fifth in a race in Florida.
10:09 a.m.
Analysts say AC casinos can withstand Borgata
ATLANTIC CITY -- New Jersey's first new casino in 13 years will be a big draw for gamblers, but not enough to force its competitors to fold their cards, Wall Street analysts told a conference ...
10:09 a.m.
Federal investigation expands
IBM said Monday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking details on how the Armonk, N.Y.-based company booked 2000 and 2001 sales. IBM said then it believed the investigation stemmed from a separate probe ...
10:09 a.m.
Review implicates Ebbers in fraud
The review, expected to be released Monday, details how WorldCom sought to conceal more than $10 billion in losses through accounting fraud starting in 1999.
10:09 a.m.
Norton praises wetlands project
Interior Secretary Gale Norton said a local urban wetlands restoration project is a perfect example of how Southern Nevada officials use money raised from federal land sold at auctions.
10:04 a.m.
Business briefs for June 6, 2003
More than 300 union members rallied Thursday at U-Haul of Nevada Inc.'s truck repair center in Henderson after several workers said they were fired allegedly for supporting a National Labor Relations Board-held election on behalf ...
10:01 a.m.
Homeless shelter ordered closed by Saturday
Dave Beske and Jan Kapustka each receive $369 a month from Clark County Social Services, an amount that has been hard enough to stretch and will get much harder.
10:01 a.m.
Talks under way in dog attack case
Delbert Douglas and Mickey Williams have been charged with owning a vicious animal, having a vicious animal at large, being responsible for a vicious animal attack and not having animal licenses or vaccinations for pets, ...
10:00 a.m.
Plan set to keep homeless services
A day after a downtown homeless center seemed doomed because Las Vegas voted to end funding, Clark County and two of the larger nonprofits in Southern Nevada drew up a plan to keep the center's ...
10:00 a.m.
Community news briefs for June 6, 2003
The Henderson Senior Center, 27 E. Texas Ave., will host a three-part workshop on marble faux finishing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, and June 17 and 24.
9:35 a.m.
Lewis won't give up on letter fight
"Someone wrote it -- I didn't write it and send it to myself -- someone who doesn't like Dan Walters wrote it and sent it through the U.S. mail or he (Walters) had something to ...
9:34 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 6, 2003
Taking exception to recent remarks by Annika Sorenstam, PGA Tour golfer John Riegger of Las Vegas said Thursday he has backing for a $1 million one-on-one challenge against the world's top female golfer.
9:33 a.m.
Red Cross disaster funds lost to fires
The Moulin Rouge fire cost $12,236 alone, including money used for food, clothing, toiletries, towels, linens, pillows, medical needs and transportation.
9:32 a.m.
LensCrafters buys Vegas vision care operation
Sierra's managed care unit, Health Plan of Nevada, said it contracted with Cincinnati-based LensCrafters Inc. to provide optometry services and eye care accessories to its members and that it will close its Southwest Vision offices, ...
9:32 a.m.
Editorial: Just whose train wreck will it be?
Gov. Kenny Guinn is being portrayed as a tax-and-spend liberal by some fellow Republicans. Assembly Minority Leader Lynn Hettrick, R-Gardnerville, has suggested that ideological differences between Republicans and Guinn, over the governor's proposal to raise ...
9:32 a.m.
Editorial: City is wrong to end crisis center funding
In recent weeks Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman seemed close to achieving his oft-stated goal of regional financing for the downtown Crisis Intervention Center. Clark County had promised to maintain its status as a major ...
9:31 a.m.
Letter: Back to basics in our schools
Many years ago with only one car per family everyone walked or rode bikes for miles to school. The school systems were financially solvent then. Now, money is spent heavily on buses, gasoline, drivers, bus ...
9:31 a.m.
Letter: School, water issues solvable
Our city fathers had to see these problems coming years ago. However, they never made any great effort to get a handle on them. The steps they are taking now to cut back on water ...
9:30 a.m.
Letter: GOP lawmakers protect interests of business pals
You and I will pay more in taxes, the casinos have agreed to a 0.25 increase in their taxes, and mining interests will pay more, but the business people have literally raised their skirts and ...
9:29 a.m.
News briefs for June 6, 2003
The Henderson teen charged with killing a motorist in an alleged road rage incident is expected to plead guilty to lesser charges when he is arraigned in District Court.
9:27 a.m.
Hodges, 'unsung hero' of noted orchestras, dies
Billy Hodges wanted to play the drums in his junior high school band, but that instrument already had been taken.
9:27 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:26 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: More death than peace
YESTERDAY THIS newspaper carried a report from Iraq that is most disturbing. Another attack upon American soldiers near Fallujah resulted in one being killed and five more wounded. The killing of our soldiers continues long ...
9:25 a.m.
PCL prez has enthusiasm for game
Pacific Coast League president Branch Rickey III took a special guest on a trip to Memphis last summer, which included meetings with local political figures and baseball officials, and a tour of AutoZone Park.
9:18 a.m.
51s snapshot
By Rob Miech
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Brazilian drivers put CART on racing map
Brazilian drivers have won the past three Indianapolis 500s, the past three CART championships and a Brazilian sits atop the Indy Racing League standings heading into Saturday night's race at Texas Motor Speedway.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Free Fishing Day scheduled for June 14
For one day and one day only, Nevada Division of Wildlife designates a Free Fishing Day in Nevada. This year it will be Saturday, June 14.
9:16 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
9:14 a.m.
Jazz great Bridgewater is finally at home in Henderson
Who: Dee Dee Bridgewater & Trio.
9:14 a.m.
Rainbow gives hope to those with AIDS
When: 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
9:12 a.m.
Thomas' classic magic act a hit at Tropicana
What: "The Magic of Rick Thomas."
8:47 a.m.
Rush favored quality over quantity on 'Hemispheres'
Artist: Rush.
8:43 a.m.
Pearl Jam bringing rock-solid rep to Vegas
More than a decade after they helped define the musical term "grunge," is Pearl Jam still a relevant rock band?
8:43 a.m.
Performing Arts for June 6, 2003
Free concert
8:42 a.m.
On Display for June 6, 2003
Two exhibits are at the Contemporary Arts Collective gallery, 101 E. Charleston Blvd., until July 6: "Zen Mechanics," paintings by Mark Hutchings and Daniel Gron; and "Vegetable Eye," paintings by Tom Umholtz. Receptions for both ...
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Beard left legacy of fine cooking, generosity
It was the New York Times that tagged James Beard "The Dean of American Cooking," but he was so much more.
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Time is right for precise de Negri to hit LV
Las Vegas has more than its fair share of magicians. It has a ventriloquist or two. And the city seems to be crawling with pickpockets (few of them onstage, however).
8:39 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Idlewild ready to win respect of American crowds
In the United Kingdom, fans routinely line up early for a chance to see Scottish rock band Idlewild.
8:39 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Magician Paul has a ball with juggling act
It doesn't take much effort to recall the names of some of show business' legendary comedians -- Burns, Berle, Gleason, Hope -- and masterful magicians -- Houdini, Blackstone, Cardini.
8:38 a.m.
Datebook for June 6, 2003
Dance Charisma offers a Latin-themed dance party from 9-11 p.m. Sundays. Music will range from salsa, cha-cha, merengue and rumba. Admission is $6. 364-8700.
8:37 a.m.
Scene Selection -- Geoff Carter: 'Animatrix' more fun than 'Reloaded'
I have yet to see "The Matrix Reloaded" a second time, and I think I need to do that before I deliver a complete judgment of it. For the moment, I'm stuck between "silly" and ...
8:36 a.m.
Highlights of April 2003 revenue report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $744.6 million win, down 6.9 percent.
5:28 a.m.
Guinn calls for extended special session
Guinn gave lawmakers until 5 p.m. Sunday to solve the state's budget crisis. The Legislature has been stalled in discussions over proposals to raise $860 million in new taxes since opening the special session on ...
5:23 a.m.

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