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Archive for March 14, 2003

Bill outlines penalties for leaving child in car in Nevada
Sen. Valerie Wiener, D-Las Vegas, said SB17 would be a deterrent and help educate people about the dangers of leaving young children unattended.
11:40 a.m.
$2.5 million bail set for Williams
The same judge that granted Jessica Williams a new trial set bail in her case Thursday, but she won't be getting out of jail anytime soon.
11:26 a.m.
Fourth director named as vets home woes continue
CARSON CITY -- The state's veterans nursing home in Boulder City is still in turmoil and a new director has been named -- the fourth since the home opened last year.
11:26 a.m.
Man shot to death early today
The victim was found about 3 a.m. lying in the 1700 block of North Decatur Boulevard, near Vegas Drive, suffering from gunshot wounds. It doesn't appear to be a gang-related shooting, Lt. Tom Monahan said.
11:24 a.m.
Lawsuit settled over Rodman's behavior
Donna Ehlert, a security officer at the hotel, filed suit against Rodman in May 1999, claiming he had fondled her breast while visiting the hotel six months prior.
11:23 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Man, show promotes equal opportunity
Well, actually, I don't care that much one way or the other. But the other 500 or so people in the room, mostly female, seemed to go especially nuts for the sketch with the guys ...
11:21 a.m.
Ripple effect: Walker Lake evaporation leaves cultural strains
HAWTHORNE -- Controversy is a constant at Walker Lake.
11:18 a.m.
Agencies satisfied with plan for water
Representatives of water agencies from throughout the Colorado River Basin gave mostly positive reviews Thursday to a California plan to reduce long-term dependence on the river -- and provide extra water for Nevada for 15 ...
11:18 a.m.
Board amends school prayer rule
The Clark County School Board voted Thursday to ban organized prayer at graduation ceremonies but reiterated that individual speakers will be allowed to express themselves freely.
11:16 a.m.
Suspect wounded by Metro officer
A robbery suspect was in critical condition after being shot by a Metro Police officer this morning at an apartment complex where a methamphetamine lab was discovered, police said.
11:16 a.m.
Amber Alert bill to be introduced
Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, D-Henderson, is expected to introduce an Amber Alert bill to the Legislature either today or Monday, raising the possibility that the abducted children information system could be operating by this summer.
11:15 a.m.
UNLV officials propose student fee hikes
Parents planning to send their kids to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas next year should probably plan on spending more money.
11:15 a.m.
Bybee confirmed
The San Francisco-based court, which handles cases from nine Western states, including Nevada, is the largest of the 13 federal appeals circuits with 28 judges.
11:15 a.m.
Nevada AG seeks answer for rising gasoline prices
Attorney General Brian Sandoval said today that he is asking gasoline industry authorities to justify the rising gasoline prices in Nevada and warned that any deceptive trade practices or market manipulation will be prosecuted.
11:14 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Are Vegas Stories too scary?
Americans know exactly what Las Vegas is -- a town where dreams can come true, where you can find adventure, where you can do things you wouldn't dare do at home and where you can ...
11:14 a.m.
Ethics complaint targets mayor
A Clark County resident has filed a complaint with the state Ethics Commission against Mayor Oscar Goodman, alleging that Goodman should have disclosed his relationship with the Crazy Horse Too strip club before a vote ...
11:14 a.m.
Strong LV home sales drive Pier 1 growth
Home furnishings and furniture retailer Pier 1 Imports has opened its fifth Las Vegas store -- its biggest worldwide -- at Crossroads Commons shopping center near Summerlin.
10:59 a.m.
Rebels Marching on
Tournament schedule, scores
10:30 a.m.
Runnin' Rebels box
3-Point Goals: 6-22 (Johnson 3-5, Moore 1-5, Sir 1-2, Sharper 1-2, Bland 0-2, Manker 0-2, Burns 0-4).
10:30 a.m.
Peters turns in near-perfect night
Toward the end of the first half Thursday night, the Rebels were rolling, the crowd was threatening to match the decibel level of nearby McCarran International Airport and James Peters sailed in for a slam ...
10:29 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: UNLV one win away from NCAA's promised land
Wider and wider the door continued swinging open, until, by the end of the day, the view of the promised land was unobstructed.
10:29 a.m.
In Denver, hot act is Havens, not hoops
Imagine if the move had been made this year. Fans would be traveling from all around the conference to enjoy Rocky Mountain vistas as well as championship basketball. Entertainment? Sure. The Rocky Mountain News website ...
10:28 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Douglas: New Mexico's lone wolf vs. BYU
Do you remember that old Bugs Bunny cartoon, in which the Wascally Wabbit plays all nine positions in a baseball game at the same time?
10:28 a.m.
MWC Tournament Notebook: NCAA didn't apply heat to move event
Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson adamantly denied Thursday that the NCAA played even a remote role in coaxing the league into switching its tournament to Denver next year.
10:26 a.m.
MWC Roundup: Top-seeded Utes advance after low-scoring affair
After Utah junior swingman Nick Jacobson sank a late 3-point shot against Air Force on Thursday night, the Utes didn't trail again in an eventual 42-38 victory against the Falcons.
10:25 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: NHRA caters to fans both on and off track
This weekend's GM Performance NHRA Sport Compact Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be as much about style as it will be about substance.
10:24 a.m.
Thursday's prep results
Baseball
10:23 a.m.
Arena League standings
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
10:22 a.m.
No. 6 Oklahoma defeats Rebels
The Rebels (13-15) will complete the pool play portion of the tournament this morning against Arizona State.
10:12 a.m.
Athletic Commission suspends Californian
Green, a cruiserweight with a record of 3-3-3, was also fined $1,200, which is the amount he was to have been paid for a Feb. 28 fight with Dewey Cooper at the Orleans. Green was ...
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Local Girl Scouts venture toward new horizon
My outdoor journey, which began when I was 5 years old, has embarked a life-long adventure down a long-rugged trail.
10:11 a.m.
Las Vegas Area Fishing Report: Catfish jumping at Overton Beach
Creel census clerks reported good success for catfish at Overton Beach near the Muddy River. One boater brought in eight catfish that ranged from 2-8 pounds. Another angler also landed a few crappies in the ...
10:07 a.m.
Suspect wounded by officer
A robbery suspect was in critical condition after being shot by a Metro Police officer this morning at an apartment complex where a methamphetamine lab was discovered, police said.
9:56 a.m.
Malpractice initiative dies
CARSON CITY -- An initiative petition signed by 96,000 voters to tighten medical malpractice laws died today in the Legislature without ever coming to a vote.
9:55 a.m.
War effect to be reviewed
The Tourism Stability Panel, which includes representatives of the resort, gaming, convention, airport and travel industries from across the state, will meet in Carson City.
9:54 a.m.
Powerball jackpot worth $51 million goes unclaimed
INDIANAPOLIS -- In a mighty expensive case of carelessness, a $51.7 million Powerball jackpot has apparently gone unclaimed.
9:54 a.m.
Florida lender enters Nevada market
The company specializes in non-bank financing for small- to medium-sized businesses through the purchase of accounts receivables, asset-based lending, equipment leasing and medical equipment financing.
9:53 a.m.
Telecom giant buying back debt
Sprint is the No. 3 U.S. long-distance telephone company and the main local phone company in Las Vegas.
9:53 a.m.
Casino's neighbors air concerns
Greektown's plan under a deal reached last year with the city includes a 400-room hotel, 100,000 square feet of gambling space, a 1,500-seat theater, conference space, more restaurants and a 10-story parking garage. Another 400 ...
9:52 a.m.
Show leaves LV for Washington
The organizers of BioSecurity 2003 said the event, scheduled Oct. 20-22, is being moved because most of the participants in the inaugural show were from the East Coast.
9:52 a.m.
State panel OKs bill on cash payouts
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A bill to allow unlimited cash prizes from video gaming machines at Alabama's four greyhound racetracks cleared a House committee Wednesday, despite warnings from opponents that the machines are illegal.
9:52 a.m.
News briefs for March 14, 2003
The state Health Division has ordered its first supply of 1,500 doses of smallpox vaccine to give to first-line responders should there be an outbreak of the disease.
9:51 a.m.
Panel hears support for traffic cameras
CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas woman whose vehicle has been hit twice by drivers running red lights urged lawmakers Thursday to allow local governments to mount cameras at intersections to catch errant motorists.
9:51 a.m.
Inflation increases, consumer outlook weakens
WASHINGTON -- Inflation at the wholesale level shot up 1 percent in February as energy prices soared by the largest amount since the last Persian Gulf War while industrial production managed to eke out a ...
9:51 a.m.
Legislative briefs for March 14, 2003
Local governments will be prohibited from enacting ordinances that limit or prohibit using a cell phone while driving, under a bill approved by the Senate 20-0 Thursday.
9:50 a.m.
Political notebook: Democrats trying to put little-guy spin on tax debate
CARSON CITY -- Democrats are finally arriving at a message.
9:50 a.m.
RTC creates wish list for fed funding
The Regional Transportation Commission, the lead road and mass transit agency for Southern Nevada, has delivered a wish list for federal highway funding to the state's congressional delegation.
9:34 a.m.
Library initiative faces opposition
Protesters vowed to try to stop a $50.6 million library bond initiative after a contentious meeting Thursday night.
9:33 a.m.
Obituaries for March 14, 2003
Shirley Marie Andresen, 74, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospice. She was born Oct. 19, 1928, in Norwalk, Conn. A resident for 12 years, she was a homemaker, former president of Sunshine ...
9:32 a.m.
Authorities question man's amnesia claim
The wife of a North Las Vegas man who claimed he was stricken with amnesia after his truck plunged over a 240-foot cliff in California said Thursday she'll probably never know what happened to her ...
9:32 a.m.
Gene Simmers
Fire, blood and makeup. For the casual observer, those are the hallmarks of Kiss, one of hard rock's most indefatigable outfits over the past 30 years.
9:32 a.m.
Senate confirms Bybee nomination
The San Francisco-based court, which handles cases from nine Western states, including Nevada, is the largest of the 13 federal appeals circuits with 28 judges.
9:31 a.m.
Rawls: Natural man has a natural voice
Similar to many R&B and blues singers, Lou Rawls' musical inspiration began in a church choir.
9:17 a.m.
Group plans for local Urban League
Las Vegas could soon have its own chapter of the Urban League, and that would bring additional housing, educational and job training programs to the valley, organizers said.
9:14 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to noon, Williams Sonoma, 10000 Covington Cross; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Kloehn Co. Ltd, 10000 Banbury Cross; 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Desert Rose High School, 1251 Robins St.; 10 a.m. ...
9:12 a.m.
Community briefs for March 14, 2003
Midnight Mayhem, a grudge drag racing program, will begin its second season at 8 tonight at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
9:11 a.m.
Several become Eagle Scouts
Peter Kent Pfabe-Pisani, 18; Shaun Robert Swanson, 14; Trust Challenge Titus, 16; Brandon Richard Benner, 18; Christopher V. Bufalino, 15; Robert Justin Day, 18; Zachariah Michael De Vito, 17; Derek Sean Felli, 15; Ryan Eric ...
9:11 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Facing tough challenges
I first met him in 1991 when Scuds from Iraq were falling on his city. He took time to show me the damage to some apartment buildings. During our tour he told me that the ...
9:10 a.m.
Edwardses are two for the show
The Riviera has "An Evening at La Cage," a show starring Frank Marino and a cast of a dozen or so female impersonators.
9:03 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: In music, we live for live
Anyone who doubts the power of live music needs only to hear Thom Pastor recall one of the Las Vegas Philharmonic's annual concerts for schoolchildren.
9:00 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: New York-New York leads Irish parade
St. Patrick's Day celebrations will be happening all over town, but only a few will offer St. Patrick's Day food throughout the weekend.
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Respect vision of forefathers
I sometimes disagree with our leadership -- that is my right in this land of the free. Sometimes there just might be a better way. I worry a lot about this country. I live each ...
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Hate campaign is in full swing
The White House has even threatened Mexico with the same treatment if it does not go along with the Bush war. I suppose we could change Taco Bell to Liberty Bell and maybe get a ...
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Sacrifices of military, vets not appreciated
During the Korean War, our military sustained thousands of casualties because Washington restricted the intelligent use of our military power, and as I write, some 8,000 men are still listed as missing from that conflict. ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Metro is coming up with solid solutions
The new sheriff, Bill Young, in recent days has responded to two other major problems affecting public safety. When he took over in January, the emergency call system was experiencing unacceptable delays because of a ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Don't cut corners on licensing
The state of Nevada is worried that the NRC isn't proposing real-world tests. Under one proposal, the NRC would drop full-scale truck and railway casks more than 250 feet, allowing them to reach speeds of ...
8:53 a.m.
Butler sentenced to death in two skinhead killings
An alleged racist skinhead convicted of killing two men in desert northwest of Las Vegas was sentenced to death Thursday in District Court.
8:52 a.m.
Ensign-led panel hears environmental, military battle
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., has landed in the middle of a high-stakes fight between the Pentagon and environmentalists in his new job as chairman of an Armed Services subcommittee.
8:52 a.m.
Guilty plea entered in dancer's death
The man charged in the death of a local entertainer pleaded guilty to murder charges nearly six years after the slaying in a plea deal that allowed him to avoid the death penalty.
8:52 a.m.
Ozzy? Joint? Let the fun begin
Bummed that Nevada isn't on the tour schedule for Ozzfest 2003? Well, buck up.
8:51 a.m.
TV Azteca coming to Cox on April 1
Cox Communications is adding the popular Spanish language TV Azteca network to its lineup. Beginning April 1 subscribers to Cox cable basic tier package can access TV Azteca on channel 63.
8:50 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Night at Murphy's would have jazzed our man Joe
Joe Delaney, the venerable Las Vegas Sun entertainment columnist who died at age 80 in August, loved life in general -- but he especially liked all things Irish, and he liked jazz.
8:47 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: This year Hall of Fame salutes those about to rock
The Brits are all the buzz, but for legions of hard-rock fans, this week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions were all about the Aussies.
8:45 a.m.
Scene Selection -- Geoff Carter: Warm memories of Yates' 'The Hot Rock'
The other day I was talking to a friend about what I consider to be the Golden Age of heist pictures -- that fruitful period, from 1964 to 1974, during which "Topkapi," "The Taking of ...
8:45 a.m.
Datebook for March 14, 2003
Hollywood's Famous Poets Society is sponsoring a poetry contest with a grand prize of $1,000. To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to: 1626 N. Wilcox Ave. No. 126, Hollywood, CA 90028 ...
8:44 a.m.
On Display for March 14, 2003
In observance of National Women's History Month, Nevada women will display work through March 31 in the Sawyer State Office Building's atrium, 555 E. Washington Ave. 400-1160.
8:43 a.m.
Performing Arts for March 14, 2003
St. Pat's dance
8:43 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Ice bags some cool amenities
Well, a new Vegas nightclub is going to use the same material on the dance floor to ease the impact on the knees and hips of dancing customers.
5:08 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A breaking news crawl on I-15
Upon returning from many weekend trips to California we've cruised an unobstructed Interstate 15 toward Las Vegas and openly sneered at all the losers who trashed their monthly budgets in our casinos, only to sit ...
5:07 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: State's financial future hangs in political balance
Each day there is something new.
5:06 a.m.
Special Kaye
WEEKEND EDITION: March 16, 2003
5:06 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Battle looms on veterans' disability benefits
AS THE UNITED STATES ships a new generation of soldiers and sailors off to war, aging disabled veterans are still fighting in Washington to collect fair compensation for their service.
5:05 a.m.
Musical chairs: Students' constant movement remains a serious problem in Clark County
WEEKEND EDITION: March 16, 2003
5:02 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: R-J's Smith loses grip
No, it isn't Mitchell this time, it is the faux vox populi fellow, John Smith. I must have hit a very raw nerve last week because he came unglued in your newspaper and spewed venom ...
5:01 a.m.
Editorial: Patience wearing thin with Edison Schools
Two years ago the Clark County School District signed a $30 million, five-year contract with Edison Schools Inc. The contract called for Edison to manage seven of the district's low-performing schools. After the latest round ...
5:00 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Mack still doesn't get it
The man who once said he would not discriminate if someone wanted to contribute to his campaign -- "I'll take anyone's money. It's all green." -- now says he will wantonly pursue business from people ...
4:58 a.m.
Letter: Iraqis are dying under Saddam
Have the "human shields" considered that Iraqis are willing to accept some loss of life to get rid of Saddam?
4:58 a.m.
Letter: Girl's safe return nothing short of a miracle
I don't have kids or the desire to be a mother or to know what it feels like, but tears and emotion poured out of my body from out of nowhere to think of this ...
4:58 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: DA pushes more trials for worst offenders
And now we're seeing how a career prosecutor runs the office -- which actually is refreshing.
4:57 a.m.
Editorial: Fairness is crucial to tax plans
Debate in Carson City over Gov. Kenny Guinn's plan for new and increased taxes heated up last week, the result of alternative proposals from legislators and a "line in the sand" declaration by Assembly Speaker ...
4:56 a.m.
Christmas comes early for Las Vegas senior
WEEKEND EDITION: March 15, 2003
2:55 a.m.
Honey of a fable gives children a softer view of war with Saddam
WEEKEND EDITION: March 15, 2003
2:55 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Terror tears at the hearts of parents of all faiths in Israel
The terrible toll taken by bomb- toting killers is made worse because the very innocent young and old suffer and die. The killer could not care less, he seeks out a bus that is full ...
2:55 a.m.

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