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Archive for June 20, 2003

Bush visit to Nevada rumored
WASHINGTON -- President Bush may visit Nevada as early as this summer in his first trip to the Silver State as president, a Republican source said.
11:23 a.m.
Goodman scoffs at allegations against Moncrief
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is playing down this week's allegations by two longtime political gadflies that they helped Las Vegas Ward 1 Councilwoman Janet Moncrief break campaign finance reporting laws.
11:23 a.m.
More homeowners turning to artificial turf
Before residents beginning pulling out their lawns, Southern Nevada Water Authority officials emphasize that they have to call first to see if they can receive cash rebates. Not all artificial turfs are acceptable for landscaping, ...
11:18 a.m.
Campaign to fund schools intensifies
TV Coverage
11:16 a.m.
Business briefs for June 20, 2003
LOS ANGELES -- The founder of Gemstar-TV Guide and his chief aide were charged by federal regulators Thursday with devising a scheme to inflate the company's revenue and boost their own salaries and bonuses.
11:12 a.m.
DA to appeal ruling that murder suspect is retarded
In a ruling last week District Judge Lee Gates declared Vornelius Phillips, 27, mentally retarded. The ruling allows Phillips to avoid the death penalty, based on a Supreme Court decision and state law passed this ...
11:12 a.m.
Nevada jobless rate falls slightly
CARSON CITY -- Unemployment fell slightly to 5.4 percent in Nevada in May, but Gov. Kenny Guinn today said it's too early to tell if this is the beginning of an upswing in the state's ...
11:10 a.m.
Lake Las Vegas, BLM remain at odds after land appraisal
Developers of Lake Las Vegas called on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to "live up to its obligations and promises" after the agency on Thursday published the appraisal for land the resort community has ...
11:09 a.m.
Buffett bullish on LV furniture market
In a repeat performance of the 2001 opening of the R.C. Willey furniture and electronics store in Henderson, billionaire executive Warren Buffett on Thursday declared the company's new Summerlin store to be one of the ...
11:08 a.m.
Bankruptcy judge hearing from rival Aladdin bidders
Aladdin lawyers recommended to a judge today that the bankrupt hotel-casino be sold to a joint venture involving Planet Hollywood's co-founder and the Starwood hotel chain, eliminating the need for a high-stakes auction.
11:08 a.m.
One Moulin Rouge fire suspect out on bail
One of the two men charged with first-degree arson in the fire that destroyed the historic Moulin Rouge casino was out on bail today and had returned to his apartment near the casino, worrying area ...
11:04 a.m.
Two are arrested in taxi driver shooting
Cabdriver Mark Chavez had just started his shift one night last month when he picked up two teens downtown.
11:03 a.m.
Homeless issue getting attention
Reid Skinner was the odd man out among about three dozen officials from public and private agencies meeting to discuss homelessness in Henderson at a church near U.S. 95 and Russell Road Thursday.
11:02 a.m.
High-roller files new suit against Park Place
A high-rolling gambler whose $8 million jury verdict against Park Place Entertainment Corp. last year was thrown out by a federal judge has filed a new lawsuit in state court against the casino giant.
11:00 a.m.
Mirage pays $5 million fine for cash violations
CARSON CITY -- The money laundering violations at The Mirage casino in Las Vegas reflected badly on all the gambling industry, the chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission said Thursday.
10:58 a.m.
Gaming briefs for June 20, 2003
ATLANTIC CITY -- The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa will open July 3, in time for the three-day Independence Day weekend, its owners announced Thursday.
10:57 a.m.
Goodman says housing audit is a 'go'
Mayor Oscar Goodman said Thursday that officials of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in San Francisco have indicated to him that a full audit of the Las Vegas Housing Authority board "is a ...
10:56 a.m.
Teenager enters guilty plea to lesser charge in road-rage slaying
A Henderson teen on Thursday pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for what prosecutors call a road-rage slaying.
10:55 a.m.
Casinos' culinary focus grows
The restaurant business is taking a cue from casinos in remaking itself as an industry that can cater to a customer's every dining and entertainment whim, panelists said at a hotel and restaurant conference in ...
10:54 a.m.
NASCAR Cafe, Sahara to negotiate
In a Clark Country District Court hearing on Thursday, the owners of the Sahara hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip backed off plans to evict Dyer Ventures Inc., the operator of the race-themed restaurant and ...
10:54 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Las Vegas set on studio venture
Perhaps the legacy of this year's festival will end up being Thursday's announcement of Studio Vegas.
10:54 a.m.
Lawn Boy: Nowadays, Agassi realizes he can win on any surface
When he was too cool and too Technicolor to wear white, when he was unsure whether his gifted returns and baseline strokes would win on grass.
10:46 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: All-Star race could become traveling show
Nextel Communications' entrance into NASCAR racing as the title sponsor of what is now the Winston Cup Series could prove to be a blessing for local racing fans.
10:39 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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10:36 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Saturday's races at Hollywood Park
2nd Race -- ANGELA'STOUGHWATER -- Draws good middle post for 7-panel claimer, Pedroza on another Carava trainee, jockey-trainer team may have big day. GOT THE MESSAGE -- Draws alongside top pick, Smith scales Spawr trainee, ...
10:36 a.m.
Striper fishing improves at Lake Mead
Fishing has improved for striped bass in the Boulder Basin at Lake Mead.
10:34 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Even in the heat outdoors can be enjoyed in Nevada
We live in a world full of communication devices -- phones, computers, faxes and beepers. Advance technology that allows us an opportunity for keeping in touch faster and more conveniently, a means of keeping connected ...
10:34 a.m.
Crosby OK with return to 51s
Bubba Crosby knew he was lucky even to get to the major leagues.
10:27 a.m.
Flores, Lee win junior golf titles
Neither the challenge of fierce Valley winds nor the pressure of a sudden-death playoff could shake Erik Flores Thursday afternoon at Boulder Creek Golf Club.
10:26 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Pepperdine job pleases Rodriguez to nth degree
The biggest problem most college baseball All-Americans encounter after leaving school following their junior year is how to hit a curveball. But I always thought that would be easy compared to going back to school ...
10:25 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Early tests may reveal UNLV's fate
Of course it's premature.
10:17 a.m.
This week in motor sports
Site: Sonoma, Calif.
10:11 a.m.
9:56 a.m.
Man killed in LV apartment
Lt. Tom Monahan said three men went to the apartment in the 2800 block of East Bonanza Road occupied by three other men and were let inside.
9:44 a.m.
Obituaries for June 20, 2003
Jon B. Ackeret, 55, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Wauwatosa, Wis. A resident for more than 30 years, he was a table games supervisor for ...
9:44 a.m.
Ex-villain Prowse still Darth-bound
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
9:42 a.m.
Suspect in waiter's killing found in Idaho
Matthew Glenn Shaw, 24 is expected to be extradited to Navada, where he will be charged with the murder of Robert Sacramona, Monahan said.
9:41 a.m.
Borgata resort to open in time for holiday weekend
ATLANTIC CITY -- The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa will open July 3, in time for the three-day Independence Day weekend, its owners announced Thursday.
9:40 a.m.
Pro-Yucca advertising was overwhelming
Of all the Yucca Mountain advertisements that ran in the Washington area in 2001 and 2002, a whopping 96 percent urged approval of the project, with just 4 percent urging opposition, according to a report ...
9:39 a.m.
At midnight, 'Order of the Phoenix' descends on bookstores
At one second after midnight tonight the Harry Potter floodgate will fly open.
9:39 a.m.
News briefs for June 20, 2003
A Las Vegas man charged with driving drunk and hitting and killing a jogger on New Year's Day pleaded guilty to lesser charges in District Court on Tuesday.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Geoff Carter: Get bitten by 'Love Bug' again
One of the things I love most about the DVD medium is the way it puts movies in context. The sets loaded with documentaries and the like -- The Criterion Collection discs are the best ...
9:30 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Zeppelin discs pack power
The year has already produced plenty of great new music, but my pick as 2003's top CD release is actually more than 30 years old.
9:29 a.m.
Reed ready for first LV show
Since his earliest days in the groundbreaking Velvet Underground, Lou Reed has made a career of going where few other musicians have dared.
9:28 a.m.
Quest for hip-hop started with 'The Low End Theory'
Artist: A Tribe Called Quest.
9:26 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Dogged by careers, Slayton unleashes a rant
"The Pit Bull of Comedy" was growling.
9:25 a.m.
Water quality report card will be included with bills
The annual report is required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, but the Las Vegas Valley Water District goes beyond requirements to provide easy-to-understand information, spokesman J.C. Davis said.
9:24 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Ex-cop still getting bookings
It's hard enough for a lounge singer to compete with the din of slot machines in a casino.
9:24 a.m.
Anthony named to head regents
Anthony and Bandera will take their one-year positions July 1 on the 13-member board that oversees the University and Community College System of Nevada.
9:23 a.m.
Family thanks those who tried to save hikers
The family of Ladd and Larry Wilkins, the two men who perished from heat exhaustion in Gold Strike Canyon on Wednesday, said they are devastated at the loss.
9:23 a.m.
Mixed emotions persist over naming of historic district
Las Vegas' first designated historic district now has the blessing of the National Register of Historic Places.
9:23 a.m.
'50s come to life in 'The Taffetas'
What: "The Taffetas."
9:23 a.m.
On Display for June 20, 2003
A collection of nature photography by local artist Marion Patterson titled, "Quiet Moments," can be seen at Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave., until July 15. 507-3790.
9:20 a.m.
Datebook for June 20, 2003
The Las Vegas Cultural Affairs Division hosts an evening of established poets and open-mike participants at 7:30 p.m. today. Admission is free. 229-4800.
9:20 a.m.
Performing Arts for June 20, 2003
Sound of Las Vegas
9:19 a.m.
Henderson girl shows baseball prowess
Mann and eight other Nevada youths went to the Qualcomm competition on June 8 in conjunction with the San Diego Padres' game against the Minnesota Twins.
9:19 a.m.
IRS warns about tax-credit scam
The Internal Revenue Service issued a warning Thursday alerting the public to a scam involving the Advance Child Tax Credit recently passed as part of the Bush administration's tax cut package.
9:19 a.m.
Number of welfare cases up slightly
CARSON CITY -- The number of people receiving welfare benefits from the state increased slightly in May but it is still 17 percent lower than a year ago.
9:18 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Just fix tax problem
That just about sums up the growing sentiment among parents in Southern Nevada who are up to here with the antics of the Nevada Legislature that soon will go back into yet another costly special ...
9:18 a.m.
Legends loom large in stunning 'Serendipity'
What: "Serendipity."
9:17 a.m.
Letter: GOP's economy cure for obesity?
A time-tested solution to the cause of obesity should be remembered.
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Flawed logic in WMD argument
President Bush deliberately lied about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction, knowing all the while that when the war was won and nothing was found, he would lose credibility in front of the whole world. ...
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Statewide lottery could help fund education needs
The growth, especially in Clark County, is not going to stop. We need to make sure our children receive the best education, from the best teachers, in the best schools. Our megacasino owners should also ...
9:16 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Treasure Island; 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Desert BMW of Las Vegas, 2333 S. Decatur Blvd.; 2 to 5 p.m., Desert VW & Audi, 2025 S. Decatur Blvd.; 2 ...
9:16 a.m.
Editorial: Drunken driving plan went too far
Councilwoman Lynette Boggs McDonald was correct to question the proposal because it singled out special events attended by more than 1,000 people. Taverns and casinos, where a considerable amount of drinking occurs, wouldn't have been ...
9:16 a.m.
Smith registers another campaign complaint
Defeated Boulder City mayoral candidate Bill Smith is filing a formal complaint with the secretary of state's office claiming Mayor Bob Ferraro broke campaign finance reporting rules when he failed to list in-kind services provided ...
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: New studio sounds like worthy risk
A city-owned 5-acre lot off Martin Luther King Boulevard, between Lake Mead Boulevard and Vegas Drive, will be the site of a new $17 million facility. In exchange for eventually donating the land, the city ...
9:15 a.m.
Community briefs for June 20, 2003
Metro Police will have a DUI checkpoint and a traffic enforcement checkpoint this weekend, funded by a grant from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Competitors can really clean house
Cassandra Trujillo was nervous.
9:08 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Forgetting is different than neglect
One child died, and his father wasn't charged with a crime. The other two children did not suffer serious injury, and their parents face prosecution.
6:04 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Educate, don't jail
Not lost on any parent is the tragic story of a 7-month-old baby who was left in the back of his father's van for more than eight hours in the Las Vegas heat. The worst ...
6:04 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Brace for another shark tome
The next entry expected to cause a splash is "Poker Face: A Girlhood Among Gamblers" (Crown, $23.95, on sale Aug. 12).
6:03 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: A script for Act 3: Scene 1
Kenny Guinn: "I come not to lecture the Legislature, but to bury the special session. Schools will remain open; our long state nightmare is over. Perhaps I have been too hard on these good people, ...
6:01 a.m.
Valet of Fire
WEEKEND EDITION: June 22, 2003
6:00 a.m.
Letter: Hatred of Hillary is unfounded
An examination of her life shows that she was a good daughter to her parents growing up in Park Ridge, Ill., was an excellent student who graduated with honors from Wellesley College, and was awarded ...
6:00 a.m.
Letter: Effects of Bush's bad policies will last generations
President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress passed the two tax bills that reduced the federal income and said they would have to offset the tax cut with spending cuts. The end result has been less ...
6:00 a.m.
Editorial: Grass is not a diamond; fake has its own value
For the diehard grass lover, crushed rock and bark are just unacceptable substitutes. And so his lawn remains, along with the sprinkler system that raises his water bill and lowers the lake level. But as ...
5:58 a.m.
Editorial: Legislators mustn't be lemmings
On Wednesday state lawmakers return to Carson City for their second special session of the Legislature. The Legislature wasn't able to get the required two-thirds vote in its first special session to pass a tax ...
5:56 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Time for legislators to earn pay
Henderson legislators won't have to travel far to visit with Principal Mark Coleman of Silverado High School and Principal Betty Sabo of Green Valley High School. Both of them are in the position of losing ...
5:45 a.m.
Metro officer takes torch to Special Olympics
WEEKEND EDITION: June 21, 2003
5:44 a.m.
LV councilwoman travels to India on trip to build ties
WEEKEND EDITION: June 21, 2003
5:43 a.m.

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