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Archive for March 24, 2003

McDonagh, Gladiators roll to win over Buffalo
Mike Horacek had 14 catches for 182 yards and three touchdowns for the Gladiators (4-4).
11:18 a.m.
Local Muslims rally for peace and unity
Sayed Qazi tapped the lectern with his right index finger, making sure about 300 Muslims got the message in the Jame Musjid mosque Friday afternoon.
11:15 a.m.
Gaming stocks decline but visitation holds up
Gaming stocks fell today though it appeared to be businesses as usual for Las Vegas casinos during the first weekend of war with Iraq, which brought the heaviest U.S. casualties to date and grim television ...
11:07 a.m.
New LV airline won't fly to city
A new Las Vegas-based airline headed by former Utah Sen. Jake Garn plans to fly business people between centers of commerce on the East Coast and Europe by fall, but isn't planning flights to and ...
11:06 a.m.
Work begins on furniture market
In an interview published this week in In Business Las Vegas, a sister newspaper to the Las Vegas Sun, Samson explained why Las Vegas was chosen for the market. Its first phase is valued at ...
11:05 a.m.
Diverse field challenges Goodman for mayor
Candidate bios
11:05 a.m.
Record jackpot claimed by Calif. engineer
Judy Selasky of Lavonia, Mich., didn't hit the big one on Friday. Neither did Dee Cluck of Henderson, Suzee Groth of Las Vegas or Kim Wong of Kailua, Hawaii.
11:04 a.m.
Study: Nevada children doing slightly better
A study being released this afternoon notes that Nevada's children were doing slightly better than they had in previous years, but the state's children still need more help, one of the authors of the study ...
11:02 a.m.
Goodman revels in role, seeks second term
Mayor Oscar Goodman, the self-proclaimed happiest mayor in the world, confesses to tiring a bit as his first term in office comes to a close.
11:01 a.m.
State may require doctors to pass tests
CARSON CITY -- Amid the debate over medical malpractice insurance, Nevada may become the first state in the nation to require periodic examinations of doctors to test their competency.
11:00 a.m.
'Date rape' drug has become favorite on local club scene
The infamous "date rape" drug GHB is becoming increasingly popular among the college-age crowd as a party drug, say police who are ramping up efforts to stop the use of the illegal drug.
10:59 a.m.
Berkley: Wartime tax cuts a myth
WASHINGTON -- Politicians this week are expected to turn their attention to paying the bills for the war in Iraq.
10:57 a.m.
Turnout low for early voting in city elections
Early voting for the municipal elections was off to a slow start over the weekend, as expected.
10:52 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Las Vegas war maneuvers are tracked
At the Hard Rock Hotel, two executives confirmed to VegasBeat Saturday night that owner Peter Morton has banned the French waters Evian and Perrier from the property.
10:33 a.m.
Las Vegas drivers take over spotlight with wins on Cup, CART circuits
Kurt Busch and Paul Tracy, two of the hottest drivers in their racing series, headlined a banner day for professional racers with ties to Las Vegas.
10:02 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Kentucky rolling toward title
Say hello to the Sweet 16, where there's a little bit of everything.
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Don't bet on UNLV hosting an NCAA regional
As the Mountain West basketball tournament proved by annually setting attendance records, there's no place basketball fans would rather meet in the postseason than Las Vegas.
10:01 a.m.
Future looks bright for UNLV women
The end of the season for the UNLV women's basketball team was swift and sure in Friday night's game at Oregon State.
9:58 a.m.
Third-seeded player wins LV tournament
Jackman, the third seed and Las Vegas champion in 2000, was in sparkling form and hardly made an unforced error until the third game, giving Charman few chances to get into the match. Jackman was ...
9:56 a.m.
UNLV's game against Morehead canceled
The Rebels had a 1-4 record in the tournament and will return to Las Vegas tonight. They will enjoy four days of rest before opening Mountain West Conference play at home on Friday against Colorado ...
9:55 a.m.
Panel: Trauma centers not ready for terrorist attacks
Staffing shortages, medical malpractice insurance crisis and under-funding could leave America's trauma centers ill-prepared in the face of a biological or chemical terrorist attack, a panel of medical professionals warned Sunday in Las Vegas.
9:50 a.m.
Spitzer debate dodged
Weill "was adamantly opposed to engaging in public debate over his qualifications," NYSE chairman Richard Grasso said in a statement announcing Weill had withdrawn.
9:48 a.m.
Earnings rise 14 percent
The nation's largest pharmacy chain earned $370.9 million, or 36 cents a share, for the three months ended Feb. 28, up from $326.6 million, or 32 cents a share, a year earlier.
9:48 a.m.
Residents, campers warned of wildfire dangers
With fire season on the horizon, federal forestry officials are advising residents living among the trees to move woodpiles and pine needles away from their homes.
9:48 a.m.
Man shot to death in robbery
The victim, identified by the Clark County coroner's office as Pablo Robles of Las Vegas, was found dead at the scene. Two other victims were treated at University Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
9:48 a.m.
Mood in local church services is subdued
Members of University United Methodist Church honored their war casualties on Sunday, but it was an earlier war that was remembered during morning services.
9:47 a.m.
California track designed for betting from home
DIXON, Calif. -- On the brown dirt fields of this small farm town, a Canadian company plans the next wave of the global gambling boom, a horse racing track built almost solely for television and ...
9:37 a.m.
Government settles suit over gambling expansion
For the last few months, the government had blocked Southland Gaming Corp.'s efforts to install the terminals in St. Thomas and St. Croix, saying the machines jeopardized revenues at legitimate and regulated casinos.
9:37 a.m.
Trademark lawsuit over Energizer Bunny settled
A company spokeswoman said settlement terms aren't being disclosed.
9:36 a.m.
Nantkes ready to take role as new QB
Key dates
9:32 a.m.
UNLV-UNR date won't be moved
CARSON CITY -- A state resolution that would have scheduled the UNLV-UNR football game on the Nevada Day weekend late in October has been scuttled.
9:31 a.m.
Parents of Marine can only wait
University of Nevada, Las Vegas' associate vice president of finance, George Scaduto, has been glued to his television watching for any news of his son, Lance Cpl. George Scaduto, Jr.
9:30 a.m.
LV fire chief concerned about lack of black recruits
For the second time in a row, a graduating class of the city's firefighting academy included no black recruits, a disappointment to the department's first black chief.
9:29 a.m.
Las Vegans take protests to streets
As war continues in Iraq, protesters and those supporting the war effort are making themselves heard in Las Vegas.
9:29 a.m.
News briefs for March 24, 2003
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of two brothers found shot to death outside a tavern that has been the scene of two other shootings.
9:29 a.m.
Judge opposes mandatory sentence in Child Haven case
District Judge Donald Mosley ruled Friday that there is enough evidence to warrant a trial for a former Child Haven teacher charged with lewd conduct involving a pupil.
9:24 a.m.
New trial ordered in boating death
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has ordered a new trial in a civil lawsuit over a pleasure boat accident at Lake Mead that killed one person and injured another by carbon monoxide poisoning.
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Dubai World Cup could separate top horses
The center of the racing world will interestingly be in the Middle East this weekend as the Dubai World Cup will be just a few hundred miles from the borders of the War on Iraq.
9:13 a.m.
Obituaries for March 24, 2003
Leopold P. Carfora, 91, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local health care center. He was born Sept. 30, 1911, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 15 years, he was a retired general sales ...
9:05 a.m.
Woods refuses to call in sick, wins at Bay Hill
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Now Tiger Woods might be able to relate to how he makes the competition feel.
8:52 a.m.
Sun Lite for March 24, 2003
The first official weekend of spring has come and gone. We suppose you wasted no time in breaking out the mop, bucket and enough chemicals to make Hans Blix take notice, and tackled your annual ...
8:48 a.m.
War and film: Hollywood's view of war shifts with the times
And in Hollywood, where there's a war, there's a potential film.
8:44 a.m.
Editorial: Settlements should not be secrets
But don't tell that to some business groups, including retailers, manufacturing companies and drug makers. John Sande III, a Reno attorney who represents the drug maker Pfizer, asserts that "The system is not broken. The ...
8:40 a.m.
Letter: Comforting to see troops pray
Evidently no one was there to forbid them to pray. On the other hand, as stated in an accompanying article, their commander led them in a brief prayer. Evidently in training he had not been ...
8:40 a.m.
Letter: Saddam's ouster benefits world
What saddens me is that there are too many people who cannot see that when they protest the war and denigrate our president in such vicious and foul ways they actually lend credence to the ...
8:40 a.m.
Letter: Cost of Iraq war is a staggering waste of money
For a mere $25 billion, the U.S. could develop the new medical technology and infrastructure needed to defeat any bioterrorist attack, regardless of origin. Instead, our government tells us to buy duct tape.
8:39 a.m.
Editorial: Program will help people regain hope
A year ago Metro Police and city of Las Vegas officials began meeting to decide what could be done to end this unfortunate cycle. Their initial studies turned up some astonishing statistics. One man has ...
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Laughlin more than casino row
Pavement. Dirt. Sagebrush. Searchlight. Pavement. Dirt. Sagebrush ...
8:21 a.m.
Immunization schedule for March 24, 2003
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:21 a.m.

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