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Archive for March 26, 2003

Seven vie for BC Council seats
Age: 37.
11:46 a.m.
Election focuses on town's finances
Age: 67.
11:43 a.m.
Las Vegas Valley braces for ill wind
Officials are warning that the Las Vegas Valley will get a blast of spring wind starting this afternoon that could cause health problems and traffic accidents.
11:41 a.m.
Nevadan's son killed in Afghan copter crash
The son of a Nevada man was among six airmen killed in a Pave Hawk military helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
11:40 a.m.
Suspect treated for stab wounds
"There's a suggestion he had been stabbed and received medical attention in California, and that's all I can say," Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Robert Daskas said. Investigators don't believe Blake's stabbing is related ...
11:40 a.m.
Nuke containers focus of meeting
The containers, made of a high-tech nickel-based alloy, would be vulnerable to corrosion over time in the underground tunnels at Yucca Mountain, said Don Shettel, a Nevada consultant based in Boulder City.
11:38 a.m.
Kindred shares skid on lower earnings
Shares of Kindred Healthcare Inc. closed lower Tuesday after the nursing-home operator posted fourth-quarter earnings that fell short of Wall Street's expectations.
11:37 a.m.
HealthSouth stock wiped out, exec to plead guilty
HealthSouth Corp. Chief Financial Officer William T. Owens will plead guilty to falsifying financial statements at the company, the largest U.S. operator of rehabilitation hospitals, U.S. Attorney Alice Martin in Birmingham, Ala., said today.
11:36 a.m.
War could cause credit woes for Las Vegas casino industry
Concerns that casino profits will suffer from war in the Middle East and the struggling U.S. economy intensified Tuesday as a debt-rating agency warned that a prolonged war could threaten ratings for several Las Vegas ...
11:36 a.m.
Gibbons: U.S. still is on high terrorism alert
With the war well under way in Iraq, U.S. intelligence networks continue to work overtime to thwart possible terrorist attack attempts, Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., said.
11:34 a.m.
Internet trade show to debut in Las Vegas in October
The ISP Exchange has been scheduled at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center Oct. 28-29. The event will be produced by ISP-Market LLC, Walnut Creek, Calif.; I$P Report, Boulder, Colo.; and Shorecliff Communications LLC, a San ...
11:33 a.m.
National home sales plunge -- LV strong
New-home sales in February plunged to their lowest level in more than two years as bad weather kept house hunters indoors and orders for costly manufactured goods fell by the largest amount in three months.
11:33 a.m.
Hospital has shortage of trauma surgeons
A shortage of trauma surgeons has left Desert Springs Hospital scrambling to find doctors for the emergency room schedule this week.
11:31 a.m.
Teenage boy shot in NLV
Officer Justin Roberts said police received a 911 call just before 8 p.m. A teenage boy arrested on a probation violation Tuesday night is being questioned by police, but he has not been charged in ...
11:30 a.m.
State files lawsuit against Vegas window-blind firm
The state, in a Clark County District Court suit, said Neal Ward, doing business as Blinds R Us, was investigated by the state after it received complaints from 10 customers that he violated the Nevada ...
11:30 a.m.
$2 million Angelil payoff alleged
An attorney for Celine Dion's husband, Rene Angelil, alleges his client paid a woman $2 million to quiet the woman's claims that he sexually assaulted her in a Las Vegas hotel room, according to grand ...
11:29 a.m.
Assembly passes bill on Amber Alert plan
CARSON CITY -- An Assembly committee unanimously passed a bill this morning that would create a statewide alert system to return abducted children.
11:29 a.m.
Town remembers Marine
TONOPAH -- Former Nye County Sheriff Wade Lieseke knew he was helping a good kid when he and his wife, Suze, took in a 16-year-old with nowhere to go.
11:29 a.m.
'Tight-knit' community mourns one of its own
TONOPAH -- American flags are flying at half staff along the streets of this high desert town of about 3,600 residents after a local U.S. Marine was killed in Iraq over the weekend.
11:29 a.m.
Legislators' pension bill not opposed
CARSON CITY -- A bill to sweeten the pension system for state legislators, allowing them to receive both a legislative retirement and salary, did not draw any opposition today at a hearing of the Assembly ...
11:28 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: More cops will be tough sell
When Young first presented his budget for the 2003-04 fiscal year a month ago, he proposed a 25 percent funding increase that would put 389 new cops on the street.
11:28 a.m.
Dion ushers in 'New' debut
The hotel has a major financial stake in the pop diva, who will perform 200 nights per year with ticket prices ranging from $85 to $200. Her contract runs through 2005.
11:28 a.m.
Eager to learn: Female inmates, denied federal aid for education, pay for courses
Amalia Boyer, 21, is a well-spoken straight-A college student with a small, pretty face, an air of confidence -- and a sentence of up to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder.
11:27 a.m.
Slimmer tax plan targets liquor, tobacco
CARSON CITY -- A slimmed-down tax plan affecting cigarettes and liquor is emerging in the Senate as lawmakers make efforts to help the state get through the fiscal year that ends June 30.
11:26 a.m.
Love of the game
11:19 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Celine's opening suits suits just fine
Celine Dion made a triumphant debut at Caesars Palace on Tuesday night, exceeding her own expectations along with those of her fans, her mother, a red carpet jammed with celebrities and (perhaps most important) the ...
11:14 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: NFL takes strong stand in Europe
At risk are lives and millions of dollars, so don't think they didn't give this some serious thought.
9:53 a.m.
Dorsey out after basketball accident
UNLV's logjam at tailback got a little thinner even before the first snap of spring practice took place Tuesday afternoon.
9:53 a.m.
Mature Nantkes set to take over reins as Rebels' new QB
The Kurt Nantkes era of UNLV football officially began with spring practice Tuesday afternoon at Rebel Park. And when the topic of Jason Thomas' replacement at quarterback comes up, one word invariably is used to ...
9:53 a.m.
Inmates learn to beat drugs
Eric Barnes moved to Las Vegas to get a college degree. He also got something else: A raging addiction to methamphetamine that landed him in prison.
9:48 a.m.
Gibbons says U.S. intelligence still on high terrorism alert
With the war well under way in Iraq, U.S. intelligence networks continue to work overtime to thwart possible terrorist attack attempts, Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., said.
9:47 a.m.
State files lawsuit against Vegas window blind company
The state, in a Clark County District Court suit, said Neal Ward, doing business as Blinds R Us, was investigated by the state after it received complaints from 10 customers that he violated the Nevada ...
9:46 a.m.
Widespread energy price manipulation confirmed
Pat Wood, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said that as a result of the manipulation California would receive more than the $1.8 billion in refunds recommended by a FERC judge in December. The ...
9:43 a.m.
Vegas company fined by Pennsylvania
The company was accused of violating the state's "do-not-call" law, which prohibits telephone solicitors from calling voluntarily registered consumers. Pennsylvania Attorney General Mike Fisher said the company also used "confusing and deceptive" tactics to convince ...
9:42 a.m.
Huge bailout of airlines viewed as unlikely
WASHINGTON -- Troubled U.S. airlines probably will get some federal help to offset losses caused in part by the war effort but not nearly as much as the $9 billion they want.
9:42 a.m.
UNLV scientists work on battlefields of the future
As millions of Americans focus their attention on the war in Iraq, a handful of scientists at UNLV are focusing on future battles.
9:42 a.m.
Account set up to buy calling cards for troops
The account is held at Bank of America and the amount of money raised to date will be announced at a rally to support the troops being held today in Summerlin, said Phil Randazzo, an ...
9:36 a.m.
Spoonhour heads back to work after vacation
"There's nothing to write about," Spoonhour said.
9:36 a.m.
Rebels top UC Irvine
The Rebels scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning when Peter White was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
9:35 a.m.
UNLV women take 7th
At 97-over par, UNLV finished 65 strokes behind champion Oklahoma State.
9:34 a.m.
Negotiations begin between governor, California tribes
SACRAMENTO -- Formal talks have begun on renegotiating California's Indian gambling compacts, as Gov. Gray Davis pushes for a share of tribes' profits to help with the state's budget shortfall.
9:34 a.m.
Stanford routs Rebels
Stanford routs Rebels
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Roberts will be missed as Spanish Trail's director
I recently had the privilege -- and pleasure -- of attending the farewell dinner and roast for Spanish Trail's retiring director of golf, Jerry Roberts.
9:33 a.m.
As track debate rages, Md. charity slots already in play
MATAPEAKE, Md. -- Shirley Hebb watched as her $20 bill turned into $100 in quarters, making a euphonic racket as they poured out of the slot machine.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: New Zealander Dixon adapts well to oval tracks
Scott Dixon was winning races even before he legally could drive a car on the streets of his native New Zealand and he hasn't slowed down since.
9:33 a.m.
Junior ROTC cadets see realities of war
When she first heard that one of the American soldiers captured in Iraq over the weekend was a woman, Centennial High School senior and Navy junior ROTC member Holly Sanford shuddered.
9:32 a.m.
Sorenstam among LPGA stars coming to LV for tournament
One month before the biggest first of the golf year, Las Vegas will be the site for a handful of other firsts when the LPGA Takefuji Classic hits town in three weeks.
9:32 a.m.
Prep Schedule
9:31 a.m.
Tuesday's prep results
9:30 a.m.
Slot maker cutting costs
The cost-cutting measure comes as the group faces pressure in its key markets in Australia and the United States, the newspaper said. Managing Director Des Randall will brief a special board meeting later this week ...
9:29 a.m.
A duel over land grabs
CARSON CITY -- When North Las Vegas offered Donna Amy Tucker $12,600 for land it wanted to take in an eminent domain proceeding, she thought the parcel at Simmons Street and Red Coach Avenue was ...
9:28 a.m.
Minn. panel OKs slot plan
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A plan to put state-owned slot machines in Canterbury Park made it out of the starting gate Monday, though its odds to passage are still long.
9:27 a.m.
Council sidesteps vote on its raises
The Boulder City Council was scheduled to vote on raises for the mayor and council on Tuesday, but instead they decided to remove the item from the agenda.
9:18 a.m.
Death prompts no new charges
Prosecutors have decided not to press additional charges against Anthony Dotson in connection with the death of a 90-year-old Las Vegas woman.
9:15 a.m.
Parks money added to new city budget
Additional money for parks and swimming pool improvements and no property tax increases are the highlights of the proposed 2003-2004 Boulder City budget that City Manager John Sullard presented to the City Council on Tuesday.
9:14 a.m.
Ballot questions cover city charter, fire station work
Boulder City voters will get to decide whether to make it more difficult to change the City Charter and whether to build an addition to the city fire station.
9:14 a.m.
Letter: No escaping this: War is hell
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Escaping the reality of war
I watched the Oscars on Sunday, the Miss USA pageant on Monday and "American Idol" on Tuesday. I did it to take a break from CNN's 24/7 war coverage, to continue my life as I ...
8:54 a.m.
Letter: War protesters concerned about America's image
Those in favor of the war claim that they are supporting America, our troops and the freedom of the Iraqi people. What they fail to see is that this "operation" is causing irreconcilable damage to ...
8:53 a.m.
Editorial: Competency test is but one step
Doctors should be up-to-date and proficient in their fields -- but we're doubtful if passing an examination will have much effect on medical care. What will really work is a greater emphasis by the Board ...
8:53 a.m.
Editorial: Senate takes bite out of tax-cut plan
The House already has passed Bush's plan intact. Still, the margin the vote passed by in the lower chamber was razor-thin: 215 to 212. It's obvious that there isn't overwhelming enthusiasm for Bush's plan. Indeed, ...
8:52 a.m.
Community briefs for March 26, 2003
Part of the North Las Vegas neighborhood of Arrowhead Acres is scheduled for a free clean-up this week, city officials announced.
8:52 a.m.
Senate confirms Winget as marshal
President Bush nominated Winget on the recommendation of Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.
8:51 a.m.
Obituaries for March 26, 2003
Milagros Valdez Ashley, 49, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 24, 1954, in Angeles City, Philippines. A resident for six years, she was a homemaker.
8:34 a.m.
Developer Tomlinson dies at 56
Tomlinson, executive vice president of Pacific Properties & Development in Las Vegas and immediate past president and member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, had been ...
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: English aristocrat gives Las Vegas lecture
The willowy beauty, recognized easily from her broadcast appearances during the awards ceremonies at Wimbeldon, spoke with great wit and humor about aristocratic traditions of both past and present.
8:24 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Teen models keeping in fashion
Macy's at Fashion Show mall is sponsoring an event aimed at teen girls who aspire to become models. On Saturday a teen-model search will take place at the Fashion Show store. After the model search, ...
8:24 a.m.
Fans ride sea of hype on opening night
After months of hype and international media attention, the French-Canadian chanteuse premiered her $30 million production, "A New Day ..." at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
8:23 a.m.
Dawn of Dion: Celine's 'A New Day' vaults Caesars Palace back into limelight
With the debut of "A New Day ..." Tuesday, one of the city's more venerable resorts can rightfully reclaim its leadership role in creating excitement in a city where excitement has become so common it ...
8:22 a.m.

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