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Lawmakers discuss Nevada's eminent domain laws
Assemblyman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, said the threat of being assessed those fees deters people, especially those with limited resources, from exercising their constitutional right to due process.
11:46 a.m.
Source of Fallon child's coughing found -- stuck penny
On previous visits, doctors diagnosed 15-month-old Erin Spaletta's breathing problems and persistent coughing as a respiratory infection and prescribed antibiotics.
11:37 a.m.
Nevada Marine is killed in attack
A graduate of Tonopah High School became Nevada's first casualty in the war with Iraq, the Defense Department said today.
11:11 a.m.
DA probes possible Ward 5 voter fraud
The Clark County Elections Department has found 30 to 35 voter registrations for Ward 5 were submitted by the same registration assistant, but at least six of those were submitted without the knowledge of the ...
11:10 a.m.
Guinn's emergency tax plan in trouble
CARSON CITY -- Despite fiery rhetoric from the governor and a quickly-approaching deadline, lawmakers appear no closer to approving Kenny Guinn's call for $77 million in "emergency taxes" than when he first proposed it.
11:09 a.m.
Yucca project lagging
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department is scrambling to keep the next phase of the Yucca Mountain project on schedule but is a few months behind, a department official said today.
11:08 a.m.
Ex-DEA agent pleads guilty in fed sex case
As part of a federal plea agreement the U.S. attorney's office is recommending that Kinney, 43, be sentenced to three years in prison. The maximum sentence on the charge is 15 years.
11:07 a.m.
Lawmakers keep busy with bills from taxes to marijuana
CARSON CITY -- Another wave of bills flooded the Legislature on Monday -- the deadline for new measures.
11:05 a.m.
Vegas singer could face more charges in killings
The local R&B singer charged in connection with the shooting that left two women dead and a third critically injured made his first appearance this morning in Las Vegas Justice Court.
11:04 a.m.
Las Vegas firm's alliance with Indian casino signals new era
Over the past two years, executives at some of the largest casinos on the Las Vegas Strip had beaten a path to the door of Troy Simpson, executive director of casino marketing at Barona Valley ...
10:59 a.m.
Critics: Problem gambling analysis flawed
Nevada's casino industry has issued a rebuttal to a controversial study by two University of Nevada, Las Vegas professors who generated figures on what addicted gamblers in Clark County cost society.
10:59 a.m.
Problems mounting for Las Vegas airlines
The No. 2 carrier at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport is planning layoffs, and airport officials are keeping a close eye on three bankrupt airlines after having written off $7 million in debt from defunct ...
10:56 a.m.
Calif. company moving plant to NLV site
Looking to escape rising costs in California, Coast Converters Inc. is moving its manufacturing business to North Las Vegas.
10:56 a.m.
Chamber urges businesses to offer military discounts
The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce launched an effort Monday to encourage its 7,000-plus business members to offer discounts to an estimated 65,000 Las Vegas military personnel and their families, including the dependents of those ...
10:54 a.m.
LV woman wins her age bias lawsuit
A Las Vegas company has agreed to pay $130,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of a receptionist who said she was called an "old bag" and fired because of her age, a ...
10:53 a.m.
Reese running for third term
Candidate bios
10:51 a.m.
Middle schoolers come clean in Truancy Diversion Program
Instead of having to explain his poor attendance record to his sixth grade teacher at Mario C. and JoAnne Monaco Middle School, 11-year-old Joe had to tell it to the judge.
10:50 a.m.
Rancho High could be rebuilt
If 49-year-old Rancho High School were a Las Vegas Strip resort, it would have been demolished and replaced long ago, Principal Robert Chesto said.
10:49 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Television bringing war home
It is not only addicting, but it is putting our own lives in perspective, whether or not we support the conflict.
10:48 a.m.
Sheriff scales back police budget
Sheriff Bill Young previously said Metro Police needed 389 new officers to keep up with growth in the Las Vegas Valley, but his scaled-back budget request, presented Monday, would pay for just 117 new officers.
10:48 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Omnipresent Diva Las Vegas sets up shop
A new retail temple devoted to Diva Las Vegas officially opened on Monday, adjacent to The Colosseum, where her show "A New Day" kicks off tonight.
10:42 a.m.
Charges stand in child's death
A District Court judge on Monday refused to dismiss murder charges against the Henderson parents whose 1-year-old daughter was found dead in the couple's home in October.
9:49 a.m.
Life terms handed down in hotel-sex killing
A Pennsylvania woman convicted of killing a tourist in a Las Vegas hotel room was sentenced to life in prison Monday.
9:48 a.m.
Lawsuit back in federal court
Lawsuit back in federal court
9:47 a.m.
Racetrack video lottery plan dropped
Eric Shuffler, a counselor to the governor, said that while the terminals were something the state would continue to study, they would not be considered as a revenue source for the 2004 state budget.
9:47 a.m.
LVCVA to resume TV ads
Terry Jicinsky, vice president of marketing, said the LVCVA affirmed its plan to restart its national and regional "Vegas Stories" campaign after a one-week hiatus.
9:45 a.m.
News briefs for March 25, 2003
A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday outside a market in the 600 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard, North Las Vegas Police said.
9:44 a.m.
Consumer confidence declines
The Consumer Confidence Index fell to 62.5 from a revised 64.8 in February, the New York-based Conference Board said. The reading was the lowest since October 1993, when the confidence index registered 60.5 in the ...
9:43 a.m.
Development executive dies
Tomlinson had been hospitalized since March 10 following a choking incident.
9:43 a.m.
Deutsche Post AG buys Airborne Inc.
Deutsche Post AG buys Airborne Inc.
9:42 a.m.
NRC issues plan for Yucca review
The 474-page draft plan was released for information, not comment.
9:41 a.m.
Obituaries for March 25, 2003
Booker T. Armstrong, 66, of Las Vegas died March 17 in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 14, 1936, in Union, Miss. A resident for 40 years, he was a hotel porter.
9:41 a.m.
Professors cite need for Arabic translators
While American voices rise in support and opposition to the war in Iraq, literature professors at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas wonder if a gulf of ignorance between countries could be bridged by more ...
9:28 a.m.
War has returning students subdued
The courtyard outside UNLV's student union was so subdued Monday, it could have been a churchyard.
9:28 a.m.
Monday's prep results
Baseball
9:17 a.m.
Rebels play 'long ball' as they look for spot in poll
Keen recruiting and offseason conditioning have transformed UNLV's baseball team into the collegiate Bronx Bombers of the West.
9:08 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Craig Ranch deserves to be saved
Golfers by nature critique the courses they play, and many a testy player has used the 19th hole to lambaste the tract that just ruined his day.
9:08 a.m.
Eight bills tackle school concerns
CARSON CITY -- The Assembly Education Committee members got their homework assignments Monday with the introduction of eight bills covering everything from courses to be taught to limits on privatization.
9:04 a.m.
Legislative briefs for March 25, 2003
Assemblywoman Dawn Gibbons has pulled a bill that would have exempted most public officials in the state from having their motor vehicle and assessor records open to the public.
9:03 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: MWC: Rodney Dangerfields of NCAAs
One of these years, a Mountain West team may get to wear its light-colored jerseys, indicative of the higher seed, in an NCAA tournament game.
9:02 a.m.
Community briefs for March 25, 2003
Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry will conduct two workshops from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center of Excellence, 100 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite No. 330.
9:02 a.m.
Jinks named finalist for Kodak award
WBCA member coaches of the Kodak/WBCA All-America selection committee in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions select the Kodak/WBCA All-America team, which will be announced April 4.
9:01 a.m.
UNLV women sit sixth at Texas tournament
Oklahoma State leads host Texas by four shots.
9:00 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Burned Sunday, Gaughan still open to deals
Brendan Gaughan may have been burned by a deal he made with a competitor late in Sunday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race in Bakersfield, Calif., but he said that won't stop him from making similar ...
8:59 a.m.
Prep Schedule
TODAY
8:58 a.m.
Walters will be honored for giving
Walters is an Opportunity Village board member and has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the organization, officials said.
8:56 a.m.
Internships offered to Hawaiians
The program is also seeking environmental agencies and organizations in Hawaii to serve as hosts and provide professional mentors for the Summer 2003 program.
8:55 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Feeling war from afar
Later that evening I asked the waitress if she had a gas mask? Yes, it's back in the kitchen, she told me, and then added, with a blush, that her mother had insisted she take ...
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Reluctantly starting war?
Talking about the Iraq war on his Saturday radio address to the nation, Mr. Bush said, "Our nation entered this conflict reluctantly ..." Excuse me, how does one reluctantly enter a conflict one has started?
8:48 a.m.
Letter: Protesters didn't get it right at all
Some protesters have acted like animals against police when they should show leadership to our youth and others that we're still civilized and educated. A protest leader of good mind would have known how to ...
8:47 a.m.
Letter: Congress, press perpetrate lies about Iraq war
First, this country had no debate, as Congress refused to fulfill its Constitutional duty to publicly scrutinize the Bush administration's argument for war. Second, the administration lost the war debate in the United Nations due ...
8:47 a.m.
Editorial: Iraq war protesters are wrong
People who, before last week, opposed war now but were willing to consider war later argued that the U.N. inspectors should be given more time and that acting almost alone in opposition to world opinion ...
8:46 a.m.
Editorial: Photos are pointless without information
One of those arguing for this bill last week was Sen. Mike Schneider, D-North Las Vegas, who sponsored it. He augmented his arguments with photos, which purportedly showed inspectors hired by trial attorneys manipulating roofing ...
8:46 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: For Missy, the time is meow
Missy the wayward cat was found early Saturday morning, skinny but very much alive, 19 days after disappearing from a recreational vehicle in the Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort on Windmill Parkway.
8:22 a.m.
Gown Center: Organization collects donated dresses to ease prom costs
Gowns made of lace, satin, iridescent fabric and velour were wrapped in plastic, stuffed in boxes and clinging to hangers. Boxes of formal shoes, jewelry and other accessories were piled nearby.
8:21 a.m.

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