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Archive for May 1, 2003

Park Place swings to profit, reduces forecast
Park Place Entertainment Corp.'s Celine Dion show has sold out every night since its March 25 debut at the Caesars Palace Colosseum theater, driving higher room rates, gambling revenue and spending on food and beverages, ...
11:28 a.m.
Culinary criticizing locals' operator
Executives at the company asked shareholders for a 10-year extension to the program, under which Fertitta family members control 34 percent of the options, the paper said.
11:27 a.m.
AP sales, earnings flat -- shuttle work continues
American Pacific Corp., whose sale of ammonium perchlorate for the space shuttle program represents between 30 percent and 40 percent of the company's annual revenue, reported flat sales and earnings for its fiscal second quarter ...
11:26 a.m.
Hearing set on Red Rock bill
Manendo, chairman of the Assembly Government Affairs Committee, said he scheduled the hearing in Las Vegas to ensure that citizens concerned about potential development of the 2,400 acres on top the hill, and surrounded on ...
11:25 a.m.
NRC puts Yucca project on notice to shape up
During a tense teleconference meeting Wednesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff ordered the Energy Department to prove within 30 days that its quality assurance program for a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository is working.
11:23 a.m.
Tourism officials: Industry fighting 'perfect storm'
WASHINGTON -- Several tourism industry officials renewed their quest to spur Congress to increase the business meal tax deduction on Wednesday.
11:22 a.m.
Rhodes applies for OK to build near Red Rock
Developer Jim Rhodes on Wednesday dropped the metaphorical other shoe: He applied for county zoning to build up to 5,500 homes on top of Blue Diamond Hill, the flashpoint of a controversy over land-use rules, ...
11:20 a.m.
Magoo's owner strikes deal for Four Queens
A poker bar operator who terminated an agreement to buy the Four Queens a year ago has resurrected a deal to purchase the downtown Las Vegas property.
11:18 a.m.
Deployed airmen begin to arrive
About 150 Nellis airmen sent to southwest Asia in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom began arriving home Wednesday night and this morning.
11:17 a.m.
Doctors protest proposed competency tests
Angry doctors and administrators crowded a workshop Wednesday on a state proposal to require them to demonstrate competency every two years.
11:16 a.m.
Kenny denies any ethics breach in Rhodes case
Former Clark County Commissioner Erin Kenny fired back Wednesday at those who have criticized her lobbying of commissioners on a controversial land-use issue affecting Red Rock Canyon.
11:16 a.m.
House beautiful? Couple's decoration of home angers neighbors, raises questions
Dennis and Shirley Nordin say their front yard is a tableau of self-expression. Among the Mardi Gras beads and bright lights are a yo-yo tree, an alligator mounted on the roof and a skeleton riding ...
11:14 a.m.
Bellagio expanding
Bellagio expanding
11:13 a.m.
Possible suspect on tape in slaying of tourist
A tourist from Utah who was bludgeoned to death and left in an alley Monday morning argued with her boyfriend hours before her body was found, but Metro Police don't consider him a suspect in ...
11:13 a.m.
LV man drives through Hoover security
A 29-year-old Las Vegas man drove through the security checkpoint at Hoover Dam without stopping this morning. He hit a police car and led officers on a 60-mile chase toward Kingman, Ariz., federal officials said.
11:13 a.m.
Water District plans to build solar power plants
The Las Vegas Valley Water District would build two solar-power plants and install a leak detection system that could save 2.5 billion gallons of water in its first year under the agency's proposed 2003-2004 budget.
11:10 a.m.
News briefs for May 1, 2003
Metro Police are searching for two men who robbed the Wild Wild West casino on Tropicana Avenue at Interstate 15 about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
11:09 a.m.
Retirement credit proposed over teacher bonus
CARSON CITY -- Senate and Assembly budget writers deadlocked today on giving schoolteachers bonuses at at-risk schools and those who are in high-demand areas.
10:58 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: History channeled at House of Lords
"I remember coming in here for steaks with Frank Sinatra after we had seen Don Rickles over in the Casbar Theater," singing-impressionist Bob Anderson told VegasBeat.
10:38 a.m.
UNR to play home games under lights
Athletic Director Chris Ault said he hopes the move will increase attendance and aid the possibility of regional or national television coverage. The first night game will be the Aug. 30 season opener against Southern ...
9:49 a.m.
UNLV women invited to NCAA tournament
The Rebels (16-5 overall and 7-2 in the league) earned an at-large bid to their fourth-ever and second consecutive NCAA team tournament despite falling in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament last week.
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Funny Car champ in slump, but not panicking
John Force might be mired in the worst slump of his professional career, but the 12-time NHRA Funny Car champion isn't getting testy.
9:48 a.m.
Obituaries for May 1, 2003
Elizabeth B. Barbin, 95, of Henderson died Tuesday in Henderson. She was born Feb. 12, 1908, in New Orleans. A resident for six years, she was a dental assistant.
9:47 a.m.
Firm's profit continues to slip
Net income was 36 cents a share compared with a net loss of $367.9 million, or 74 cents, a year earlier when it wrote down the value of assets by $700 million because of an ...
9:45 a.m.
Oscar ready to collect big payday, easy win
The likely mismatch is evident in the divergent amount of money each man is being paid.
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Twirling a gem isn't easy
Counting Kevin Millwood's Sunday, there have been 230 no-hit games pitched in major league baseball's long and storied history. Only one was authored by a Las Vegas resident. And his name wasn't Greg Maddux.
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Velardez taking big step up to face champion Morales
Bobby Velardez seems to agree: Erik Morales will determine the outcome of their fight.
9:44 a.m.
Fight schedule
9:43 a.m.
State considers 'mercy'
Valley girls' hoops coach Barney Holmes knows both sides of owning a big lead on the basketball court.
9:42 a.m.
Catching up with ... KATIE KAEMPFER
Where she is now: Syracuse
9:40 a.m.
Homeless man's cat blamed for fire in storage units
A homeless man's cat knocked over a candle inside a storage unit on Valley View Boulevard Wednesday morning, starting a blaze that damaged 20 units, fire officials said.
9:39 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Seven Bishop Gorman athletes sign letters of intent
A number of winter and spring sport athletes from Bishop Gorman recently accepted scholarships to continue their careers at the collegiate level.
9:39 a.m.
Two workers' compensation bills advance in Legislature
CARSON CITY -- One bill that would raise taxes on companies that write industrial insurance and another that gives higher benefits to some workers injured on the job advanced in the Legislature Wednesday.
9:39 a.m.
New 1,500-acre development is in the works
North Las Vegas officials are eyeing 1,500 acres for what would be a new master-planned community.
9:39 a.m.
Threat of quakes appears greater
A new study shows that the Las Vegas Valley's risk of damage from a major earthquake could be double previous estimates.
9:39 a.m.
Sun Baseball Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and the Sparks Tribune
9:37 a.m.
Legislative briefs for May 1, 2003
A bill that would provide state workers with paid leave for donating bone marrow or organs was defeated in the Senate Government Affairs Committee Wednesday.
9:35 a.m.
Nevada expects $17.9 mil. in fed security funding
CARSON CITY -- The federal grants for homeland security are set to pour into Nevada.
9:35 a.m.
Sun Softball Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and the Sparks Tribune
9:34 a.m.
Car speeds through Hoover Dam checkpoints
A 29-year-old Las Vegas man is in federal custody in Las Vegas today after a car ran through two security checkpoints at Hoover Dam, hit a police car and led officers on a 60-mile chase ...
9:33 a.m.
Boat operator's profit falls
The company earned $11.7 million in the first quarter, down $3.7 million from the prior year's quarter. Earnings per share were 44 cents, beating analysts' expectations of 35 cents yet down from 57 cents in ...
9:27 a.m.
More Asia-Vegas trips canceled
JAL has canceled nine out of its 13 May Las Vegas-Tokyo flights. The Tokyo-based airline has adopted a strategy of canceling a flight as soon as it becomes apparent that there isn't enough demand to ...
9:26 a.m.
New trade show to debut in LV
The first-ever Close-Out Expo is planned Aug. 24-27 at the Las Vegas Hilton during the Men's Apparel Guild in California fashion convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
9:26 a.m.
Guinn OKs bill on Le Reve water
The plan will not affect the remaining residents of the Desert Inn Estates.
9:26 a.m.
Harrah's faces fine over problem gambler
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri gaming officials have recommended a $100,000 fine against a suburban St. Louis casino for mailing promotional materials to a problem gambler.
9:25 a.m.
51s rally in 9th to knock off Oklahoma City
Winners of 10 of 12, the 51s have the PCL's best record at 20-7 (.741).
9:21 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:17 a.m.
Community news briefs for May 1, 2003
The seventh annual Cinco de Mayo festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Lorenzi Park.
8:59 a.m.
Letter: GOP should cut Santorum loose
8:48 a.m.
Letter: U.S. poor don't matter to Bush
He has managed to get us in a war halfway around the world, costing billions of dollars, alienating most of the rest of the world and for reasons he has been unable to substantiate. No, ...
8:47 a.m.
Letter: Senators step up to protect canyon from developers
Patriotism, like charity, starts at home. It is our patriotic duty to protect the wonderful natural patrimony this country has to offer.
8:47 a.m.
Perfectly Persian
Mohammad Darehbaghi is an award-winning Iranian painter and Persian rug designer who grew up in Iran studying his country's traditional art. His tazhib (an intricately detailed design art), Persian miniatures and Persian rug design paintings ...
8:44 a.m.
Editorial: Wall Street looks like Easy Street
The settlement, announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York state attorney general, requires changes in business practices designed to protect future investors and to restore confidence in the market. And while ...
8:43 a.m.
Editorial: Close the loopholes in ethics regulation
James' disclosure prompted County Manager Thom Reilly to circulate a memo, reminding commissioners of the ethics policy. It has also prompted commissioners Bruce Woodbury and Rory Reid to ask that the task force be reconvened ...
8:43 a.m.
Cassidy to defend himself in court
A former aide to Mayor Oscar Goodman accused of raping his estranged wife and burning down her business will represent himself when he stands trial on the charges.
8:37 a.m.
Biker indicted in passenger's death
The indictment, unsealed before District Judge Gene Porter, charges Jeffrey Allyn Cheek, 50, with one count of DUI causing death and one count of reckless driving in the Oct. 20, 2002, accident that killed his ...
8:36 a.m.
LV man convicted in deaths of his mother, girlfriend
Jurors on Wednesday ruled that a Las Vegas man murdered his mother and his girlfriend, even though one body was never found.
8:36 a.m.
Sisolak proves to be a survivor
Regent Steve Sisolak has survived some rocky times on the board -- and now he is the winner of a "Survivor"-type game conducted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas, students.
8:36 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Bright future in news
STANDING ON the threshold, about to make a difference.
8:35 a.m.
Las Vegans part of Marine force in Operation Iraqi Freedom
The Navy's Fleet Hometown News Center reports that at least three Marines with Las Vegas connections are participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom as members of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), based in Camp Lejeune, ...
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Parental values in short supply
Once upon a time I was deeply involved in the programs and facilities at Child Haven, the county's home for abandoned and neglected children.
8:32 a.m.

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