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Archive for June 24, 2003

Boeing sleeps on states' bids for Dreamliner
Washington and rival states pitched their wares to Boeing Co. last week, with roughly two dozen submitting bids to host an assembly plant for the company's proposed new 7E7 jetliner.
11:18 a.m.
Gaming briefs for June 24, 2003
Christopher Morishita, a former Mirage employee in charge of filing required reports on large casino transactions, was arraigned in Clark County Justice Court on Monday, where he entered an innocent plea, Chief Deputy Attorney General ...
11:18 a.m.
Wind brings dust, but it blows pollution out of valley
It may have been a dirty, dusty day in the Las Vegas Valley Monday, but officials said it wasn't unhealthy, according to pollution monitoring stations.
11:14 a.m.
Murderer wants items seized by police returned
Convicted double murderer Timmy "T.J." Weber wants a court to return dozens of items seized by Metro Police, including baseball bats and a football jersey prosecutors say he wore during the slayings.
11:11 a.m.
DOE streamlines Yucca questions
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The Energy Department today unveiled a streamlined strategy to answer unresolved scientific questions about Yucca Mountain that will help the department meet its next project deadline.
11:11 a.m.
Warnings flow as flood season nears
Sometimes, however, there is virtually no warning. Threatening thunderstorms rush into the valley before homeowners can whisk in lawn furniture or close their car windows.
11:11 a.m.
Company buys Valley View Industrial Center
The 380,000-square-foot Valley View Industrial Center was purchased for $22.15 million. The property is on a 19.14-acre site at the intersection of Valley View Boulevard and West Harmon Ave. The center includes four one-story buildings ...
11:10 a.m.
Perry sentenced to 15 to 75 years in scheme
Franklyn Perry doled out gratitude and advice on how to steer clear of scam artists Monday, just before being sentenced to 15 to 75 years in prison for stealing money in a pyramid scheme.
11:10 a.m.
Budget Suites founder behind anti-tax ad blitz
Millionaire Las Vegas businessman Robert Bigelow's anti-tax newspaper ads are being criticized as inaccurate and misleading, but they may also be effective.
11:10 a.m.
Assembly GOP leader quiet on proposed cuts
CARSON CITY -- Assembly Minority Leader Lynn Hettrick, R-Gardnerville, said today he is not releasing his "hit list" of possible general fund budget cuts because he doesn't want his critics to "take pot shots at ...
11:09 a.m.
Class in session for lawmakers
State legislators' inability to pass a spending plan for K-12 education has Samantha Werner-Silva worried about a job and her children.
11:09 a.m.
Mother fights to help those with cleft palates
In 2001, Debbie Oliver, a Las Vegas mother of six, fought for four months for just one of the facial surgeries her daughter Erin needed to help her eat, breath and swallow.
11:08 a.m.
Dismembered body found in pond
As a union driver for the popular TV show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," Dana Schisler sees realistic-looking props of dead bodies all the time.
11:08 a.m.
Gaming execs sell shares on rising prices
Several Las Vegas casino executives and directors unloaded millions of shares last week after news of a cash dividend at Mandalay Resort Group the week before sent casino stocks soaring.
10:57 a.m.
Le Reve resort renamed
In a move to create stronger international brand recognition for upcoming casinos, gaming magnate Steve Wynn is bidding adieu to the name Le Reve and has instead rechristened his multi-billion-dollar Strip resort Wynn Las Vegas.
10:57 a.m.
Foes square off over casino acceptance study
While the gaming industry is hailing the results of a new study showing that casino gambling is now more widely accepted by mainstream America than ever before, gambling foes say the results aren't telling the ...
10:50 a.m.
Thomas & Mack Development Group announces appointment
Thomas & Mack Development Group announces appointment
10:50 a.m.
Comdex owner out of Chap. 11
The company that produces the Comdex and Networld+Interop computer trade shows in Las Vegas emerged from bankruptcy, changed its name and headquarters and put a new management team in place.
10:49 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Earl inhabiting a familiar Planet
Robert Earl confidently states Planet Hollywood will "demonstrate its star power" when it opens for business in Las Vegas in fall 2004.
10:49 a.m.
Park Place business picks up
Park Place Entertainment Corp. of Las Vegas, the world's biggest casino company, today said second-quarter earnings will fall less than the company's earlier forecast because business picked up faster than it expected in May and ...
10:48 a.m.
Burkhart goes from bushes to Busch
By Rob Miech
10:04 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: CWS lagging way behind Madness, BCS
Another College World Series has come and gone without anybody outside of Omaha, Neb., Houston or Palo Alto, Calif., having noticed.
10:00 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Kyle Busch to race July 3 at Bullring at LVMS
Budding NASCAR star Kyle Busch will return to his hometown next week and compete at The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway during the track's July 3 "Night of Fire" racing card.
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Sports fans will pay tax in the end
There was a time when I sat in on meetings of this paper's editorial staff and routinely scoffed at the repeated insistences that the state of Nevada was a mere step away from financial ruin.
9:56 a.m.
Banks to catch draft at home
You won't find Marcus Banks nervously sitting by a phone and biting his fingernails when the NBA Draft begins on Thursday night.
9:54 a.m.
NBC interested in bidding
A person close to Vivendi said that Liberty Media, headed by John C. Malone, had made a bid. So did two investor groups, one led by Edgar Bronfman Jr., the former chief executive of Seagram, ...
9:49 a.m.
Clarification
Clarification
9:48 a.m.
Profits climb 14 percent
But the nation's largest drugstore chain said its operating margins were lower than its expectations, squeezed by increased costs as it adds more 24-hour stores.
9:43 a.m.
New Moncrief complaint filed
A third purported supporter of Las Vegas Councilwoman Janet Moncrief's campaign has told state officials that he was part of a deception by the campaign.
9:43 a.m.
Strip club wants FBI to return documents seized during raid
The FBI has failed to return legal documents to the Crazy Horse Too strip club, according to a motion filed by the club's attorney.
9:43 a.m.
Consumer confidence flat this month
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence was steady in June as growing optimism about the future offset mixed sentiments about current conditions, a private research group said today.
9:42 a.m.
Feds accuse pharmacy benefit firm of favoring Merck drugs
PHILADELPHIA -- Federal attorneys on Monday said a company that was supposed to help health plans find low-cost prescription drugs instead pressured doctors to switch patients to medications made by its owner, pharmaceutical giant Merck ...
9:42 a.m.
Two arrested in case of cut-up body
Wayne Dearion, 44, was arrested Saturday, and Richard Peters, 34, was arrested Monday. Both were charged with murder and are being held at Clark County Detention Center.
9:42 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Wednesday's races at Hollywood Park
1st Race -- FIERCE HEART -- Smith scales Spawr trainee, draws good outside post for sprint opener, well placed for tag victory. MASAKADO KID -- Pedroza on Mullins trainee, needs prompt start and clean trip ...
9:33 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 10 a.m.
9:31 a.m.
Clark student Youth of Year
The junior attends the high school's Amsat magnet school for mathematics, science and technology.
9:23 a.m.
Websites hoping to cash in with poker win
It was a crowning moment for an online world of poker players when an accountant named Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker after qualifying in a $40 Internet tournament.
9:22 a.m.
Auxiliary raises Shade Tree funds
The shelter is Clark County's only 24-hour accessible emergency shelter designed specifically for women and women with children who find themselves in a crisis situation.
9:11 a.m.
Family center needs volunteers
The program, which runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Buena Vista Springs' Community Center, needs volunteers to commit for at least one month and at least four hours a week.
9:11 a.m.
Aid for AIDS names new director
The organization provides support and advocacy for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Mudslinging will not deter Hillary
Elitists, bigots and racists always hate what they fear. Attacks on Hillary are starting now because they fear her running in 2008.
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Businesses out of state don't care
The business inventory tax was removed at the request of the out-of -state businesses, just like the big corporations and out-of-state banks that are fighting the current move to tax business. Most banks are from ...
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Legislators must make the needed budget cuts now
The Legislature and local governments are very efficient at spending money when it is someone else paying the bill. They are not good at cutting programs that are not affordable or create a legacy for ...
9:09 a.m.
Lake's low level allows rebuilding of launch ramps
Over the next six months, the National Park Service will replace the lake's boat launch ramps at a cost of about $6.5 million, almost half of which comes from the entrance fees.
9:06 a.m.
Nine graduate from Project Challenge
The project is co-sponsored by the National Guard and is conducted with the Arizona Project Challenge program for students at risk of failing to complete their secondary education.
9:06 a.m.
Community briefs for June 24, 2003
The Clark County Health District Office of AIDS will offer free HIV testing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Ravenholt Public Health Center, 625 Shadow Lane, Annex A.
9:06 a.m.
News briefs for June 24, 2003
A 31-year-old Las Vegas man convicted of killing his mother and his girlfriend will spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge ruled Monday.
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: High court ruling was affirmative
In our view, 30 years of striving toward equality is a trifling compared with centuries of slavery, hate and discrimination. We don't know when it will be time to end the program but we do ...
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: 'Harry Potter and the Return of Reading'
The critically acclaimed Harry Potter books cut across generational lines. But the principal reason for their success is that they appeal to young people, a situation that says a lot since children are blanketed by ...
9:05 a.m.
State to get $3.7 million for forest fire prevention
"This is the largest single grant ever secured by Nevada for this purpose," Gov. Kenny Guinn said in a state forestry division press release. "The bottom line is, Nevadans will be safer in their homes ...
9:04 a.m.
Morgan, community activist, widow of band leader, dies
If Shirley Morgan learned of a Las Vegas charitable organization in need, there was a good chance she would either write a check or put together a fund-raiser -- anything to help.
8:33 a.m.
Obituaries for June 24, 2003
Stephanie A. Adams, 37, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. She was born March 3, 1966, in Oxnard, Calif. A resident for five years, she was a retail sales associate.
8:33 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Let's agree to help kids
Nevada is the kind of state that most of the other 49 hold up as an example of almost all that is done right in this world to encourage the growth of business, the expansion ...
8:33 a.m.
On the move: Nomadic Displaced finally finds a home in Las Vegas
The moniker referred to the duo's growing feeling of discontent with the overcrowded New York City music scene and their desire to find a new home.
8:18 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Drawn in by magic of Harry
They hired armored cars.
8:16 a.m.

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