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Archive for May 14, 2003

'Poor folks not priority'
Nevada has been stingier than most states when it comes to assistance for low-income families with children.
11:58 a.m.
Time is the enemy in tax struggle
CARSON CITY -- The urgency of the Legislature's final 20 days forced intense caucus meetings by Republicans Tuesday amid the realization that if lawmakers cannot agree to something by this weekend, there will have to ...
11:58 a.m.
State wins round against St. Paul
CARSON CITY -- A ruling by the Nevada Supreme Court may allow the state Insurance Division to pursue its complaint against St. Paul Medical Liability Insurance Co. seeking more than $10 million in fines.
11:57 a.m.
Full-day dream
When Yailin Ayala comes home from kindergarten at C.P. Squires Elementary School, the 5-year-old chatters excitedly to her mother, recounting the day's lessons, songs and games.
11:56 a.m.
Boulder City under fire over mayoral newsletter
A newsletter mailed by Boulder City to residents addressing the main issues in the coming mayoral race has challenger Bill Smith considering filing a formal complaint with the state over what he said is an ...
11:56 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Justice not only blind but lame
The case of Michael Pellegrino vs. Robert Scott Rasmussen is an example of why our justice system moves slowly.
11:55 a.m.
Airline adding nine LV flights
The expansion, announced today, will bring Southwest to within one daily flight of making McCarran International Airport the largest station it serves by number of flights. The largest such station is now in Phoenix.
11:43 a.m.
Higher bets help S.D. casino town flourish
DEADWOOD, S.D. -- Casino business in this historic Black Hills town has improved markedly since a $100 bet limit was enacted 2 1/2 years ago, gambling managers and others say.
11:43 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE adjusts to new realities
Economic and travel concerns found their way into discussions on Monday at MGM MIRAGE's annual shareholders meeting.
11:43 a.m.
PUC finalizes rate ruling
The vote will allow the Las Vegas electric company to recover $148.3 million in costs spent serving customers from October 2001 to September 2002. The company had requested the recovery of $195 million.
11:43 a.m.
NLV hospital owner reports loss
The loss was $20 million, or 4 cents a share, compared with net income of $278 million, or 55 cents, in the first three months of last year, the company said. Tenet owns Lake Mead ...
11:42 a.m.
Hearing set for lender
The June 16 hearing will review three possible violations found in an investigation ordered by District Court Judge Sally Loehrer in December.
11:42 a.m.
Yucca looks to future technology
WASHINGTON -- A new Yucca Mountain program is up and running in its first year with a goal of developing futuristic new technologies that could revolutionize the nuclear waste repository.
11:41 a.m.
Nevada lawmakers plead with TSA not to cut McCarran jobs
WASHINGTON -- Three Nevada lawmakers today urged Transportation Security Adminstrator James M. Loy not to cut any federal screeners at McCarran International Airport.
11:41 a.m.
Hunt breaks tie on water authority panel vote
CARSON CITY -- After five years in office, Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt cast her first tie-breaking vote in the Senate on Tuesday.
11:40 a.m.
Metro seeks witness to shooting outside Hard Rock Cafe
Sgt. Dave Stansbury said two women got into an argument inside the restaurant, which was hosting a hip hop party. They were asked to leave. A moment later a man walked in holding a semi-automatic ...
11:40 a.m.
LV lobbyist won't be fired after DUI arrest
Deputy City Manager Betsy Fretwell said Wednesday that she could not comment on the details, because it is a personnel matter, but said that "the appropriate disciplinary action was taken" and that Dempsey would not ...
11:39 a.m.
LV casino operator to sell notes
Bank of America Corp. is managing the offering, which may conclude Tuesday, the people familiar said. Hard Rock Hotel will use proceeds from the sale to pay debt, the people familiar said.
11:38 a.m.
Severance pacts adopted
Simon owns the Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas and is co-developing a downtown Las Vegas outlet mall.
11:37 a.m.
Gaming supplier's loss widens
Mikohn said its loss widened to $5 million, or 39 cents a share, from $1.9 million, or 15 cents a share, a year earlier.
11:37 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Upcoming tell-all is not positively Frank
Frank Sinatra died five years ago today.
11:33 a.m.
Council candidates focus on finances
The questions of Boulder City's financial future that dominate the mayoral race have pushed their way into the race for two City Council seats, even though none of the candidates is saying the city faces ...
10:20 a.m.
Boulder City mayoral candidates
Age: 67.
10:19 a.m.
DOE says heat of nuke waste casks would prevent corrosion at Yucca
WASHINGTON -- Metal containers of nuclear waste are not likely to corrode in the Yucca Mountain repository tunnels because the casks will be so hot they will blast away moisture for at least 1,000 years, ...
10:03 a.m.
Centennial to face Durango for title
It's the honored guest against the party crasher for the 4A State volleyball tournament tonight.
10:03 a.m.
Six teams in log jam near top of scoreboard
With five teams within 11 shots of leader Green Valley, the team competition is intense. The Gators' depth showed through with a low round of 74 and a high round of 81 en route to ...
10:03 a.m.
Boulder City housing committee on hold
At the suggestion of Councilman Mike Pacini, one of the council members to originally call for an affordable housing committee, the council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to delay launching the committee.
9:55 a.m.
Medical malpractice rates drop for anesthesiologists
CARSON CITY -- Medical malpractice rates for the 12 anesthesiologists in Clark County who are insured by Medical Liability Association of Nevada are going down 34 percent.
9:55 a.m.
Medicaid changes increase help for some disabled
CARSON CITY -- A Medicaid budget of nearly $2 billion that permits additional coverage for some disabled people and pays higher rates to some medical providers was approved by the Senate-Assembly budget subcommittee Tuesday.
9:54 a.m.
Hunt casts tie-breaker
CARSON CITY -- After five years in office, Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt cast her first tie-breaking vote in the Senate on Tuesday.
9:54 a.m.
Action targets 'tax and spend crowd'
CARSON CITY -- Budget votes in recent days by Democrats to increase spending for education have rankled Republicans so much that one unveiled a proposal Tuesday to cap the amount the Legislature may spend or ...
9:53 a.m.
Guinn signs bill on cell phones at school
Assembly Bill 138, sponsored by David Goldwater, D-Las Vegas, makes school districts adopt a policy concerning the use of electronic devices such as cell phones and pagers on campus.
9:53 a.m.
Business briefs for May 14, 2003
State Farm Fire and Casualty Company is asking state Insurance Commissioner Alice Molasky-Arman for higher rates for three types of policies.
9:52 a.m.
Tucson cools Crosby to earn split it series
Bubba Crosby was 0-for-4 Tuesday night as the 51s lost to the Tucson Sidewinders, 4-1, in front of an announced crowd of 2,166 at Cashman Field.
9:51 a.m.
Parents allege son choked on condom in hotel room
Allen Casey and his family checked into the Rio on a warm afternoon in March expecting to unwind by the pool after a soccer game.
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Hard to top spending day with Venturi
This event, which was played at the Canyon Gate Country Club, saw 20 Senior PGA Tour golf professionals join with 80-odd amateurs from around the country in a one low gross and one low net ...
9:50 a.m.
Slain woman's daughter says Rundle family got along
For much of her testimony Tuesday, Magda Belen showed no emotion as she answered questions about her mother, Shirley Rundle, and the man accused of murdering her.
9:49 a.m.
News briefs for May 14, 2003
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Tuesday refused to dismiss lawsuits brought by more than 70 state workers who say they suffered injuries from workplace exposure to mold in buildings in Las Vegas.
9:49 a.m.
New homeless plan criticized
A Las Vegas homeless rights advocacy group received a lukewarm response Tuesday from a coalition of its peers to a plan that would raise $8 million to $10 million a year from governmental entities to ...
9:48 a.m.
New program to aid travelers
A new travelers aid program run by Metro Police and Lutheran Social Services was introduced Tuesday at the Southern Nevada Homeless Coalition meeting.
9:48 a.m.
State sends prayer plan to feds
The Clark County School District's new policy on prayer at graduation ceremonies is headed for federal review.
9:47 a.m.
Letter: Most Americans deceived on 'war victory' in Iraq
On March 20 U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Negroponte sent a formal letter to the president of the Security Council. Therein, Negroponte confirmed that, relative to Iraq, America would only act based on ...
9:41 a.m.
Letter: Funding solution must be found
In regards to the proposed school budget cuts:
9:32 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: A.J. Foyt IV isn't trying to match his grandfather
Foyt, whose open-wheel racing career began in earnest last season when he captured the inaugural Indy Racing League Infiniti Pro Series championship, will turn 19 on May 25 -- the same day he makes his ...
9:31 a.m.
Editorial: Children harmed by lack of aid
The passage of national welfare-reform legislation in 1996 overhauled how the jobless receive government assistance. One of the biggest changes was that a limit was placed on how long people could receive welfare assistance, the ...
9:31 a.m.
Editorial: Path clears for bill limiting development
On Monday the Assembly Government Affairs Committee, in a 12-1 vote, recommended passage of Senate legislation that would restrict developer Jim Rhodes' plans to build 5,500 homes on Blue Diamond Hill near the Red Rock ...
9:30 a.m.
Obituaries for May 14, 2003
Arturo L. Acosta, 55, of North Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born April 25, 1948, in Jalisco, Mexico. A resident for 32 years, he owned and operated a landscaping business.
9:28 a.m.
Taxpayers to foot bill for mistake by Transportation Department
CARSON CITY -- A mistake by the Nevada Transportation Department is going to cost taxpayers $50,000.
9:27 a.m.
California board won't back river sharing deal
LOS ANGELES -- The board of Southern California's largest urban water wholesaler said it was withholding its support of the latest version of a deal aimed at sharing the waters of the Colorado River.
9:26 a.m.
Lifting of exemptions a key in reforming Nevada's jury system
Nevada will will soon adopt a series of changes to juries on the heels of "the most significant effort to improve the trial process since Nevada became a state," according to Supreme Court Justice Bob ...
9:26 a.m.
Community news briefs for May 14, 2003
The Las Vegas office of the American Diabetes Association will hold the 2003 Tour de Cure Ride and Stride Saturday.
9:25 a.m.
Prep playoff schedule
Boys' Golf
9:05 a.m.
Thursday's entries
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
9:05 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Thursday at Hollywood Park
3rd Race -- OBERWALD -- Draws good post for turf route, Valdivia astride Harrington trainee, fits this group well. DEVOTE -- Flores sits Baffert trainee for owner McIngvale, draws rail post for claimer, should get ...
9:05 a.m.
Tuesday's prep results
4A State Tournament
9:01 a.m.
CCSN treating playoffs like business trip
Veteran observers of the NJCAA Region 18 baseball championship told Tim Chambers that they were stunned by what they saw at Lied Field Friday night.
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Bittersweet parting for UNLV, coach
Good teams, bad teams ... intriguing schedule, cream puff schedule ... new stadium or old -- no matter what, there is no money to be made in Las Vegas with collegiate softball.
8:58 a.m.
UNLV ready to sit athletes
UNLV student-athletes found to have taken part in the ongoing "Phonegate" probe will have some time to think about their actions.
8:57 a.m.
Beck's addition may give Rebels a Top 20 class
Signed, sealed and finally delivered.
8:55 a.m.
Doll in the family
Florence Theriault has examined and assessed many antique doll collections.
8:45 a.m.
Las Vegas bakeries rise to occasion
It seems everywhere we turn these days, a brace of new restaurants, food stores and bakeries are turning up. All one has to do is keep an eye out. Bakeries are especially interesting in that ...
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: New designs steal show at Fred
A Taste of Candy, a new ring design by Fred Paris, was just one of the many exquisite pieces on display at a reception at the Stirling Club at Turnberry Place on Friday.
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: LV elite show support at 'One Cool Night' benefit
"One Cool Night," a benefit for Alzheimer's research to "Keep Memory Alive," was again a time to see many put their considerable resources toward funding successful research to prevent and cure this disease.
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Volunteers gather to build water source for bighorn sheep
Sixty-one volunteers from the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn and other outdoors organizations were on hand recently to assist the Nevada Division of Wildlife in providing an accessible water source for our state animal -- ...
8:15 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: A look at six rattlesnakes found around Clark County
Six of Nevada's 26 species of snakes are rattlesnakes.
8:15 a.m.

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