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Archive for May 28, 2003

Obituaries for May 28, 2003
Eleanor K. Atson, 77, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. A resident for 11 years, she was born Aug. 22, 1925, in the Bronx, N.Y.
11:22 a.m.
Legislative briefs for May 28, 2003
A bill that would require increased training to help school bus drivers deal with disruptive students and certify them in CPR was approved by the Senate Tuesday and sent to the Assembly.
11:21 a.m.
Complaints made against judge
Three Las Vegas men who claim District Judge Jessie Walsh unfairly threw them in jail may have set into motion their fight to ensure that disciplinary action is taken against the judge.
11:20 a.m.
Ex-DEA agent hit with new sex charge
Steven Kinney, a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent awaiting sentencing in Las Vegas on state and federal charges of soliciting sex from children, was arrested Sunday in Mississippi after allegedly approaching three boys at a ...
11:19 a.m.
Incumbents in Boulder City outspend foes
Incumbents in Boulder City's mayoral and City Council elections, the last contested races in the Las Vegas suburbs, continued to far outspend their opponents during the last campaign finance reporting period before the Tuesday general ...
11:18 a.m.
Police say bad drug deal may have led to Vegas apartment slayings
The youngest of the three young men who were shot to death early Tuesday at a downtown apartment was just a fun-loving and sociable 13-year-old, his grandmother said.
11:16 a.m.
DiMaggio's PCL streak standing test of time
A look at the streak
11:15 a.m.
Experts: Political fallout of probe unclear
The voters of Clark County have been inundated with bad news about their current and former elected local representatives in the last few weeks -- but some experts say the long-term impact could be limited.
11:14 a.m.
Donations to judge criticized
Municipal Court candidate Denise McCurry criticized incumbent Municipal Judge Toy Gregory Tuesday for taking campaign contributions from two strip club owners who are under investigation by the FBI.
11:14 a.m.
Girls win state penmanship titles
In the dot-com age of e-mail, instant messaging and online chatrooms, third grader Sarah Bessen says the computer keyboard will never replace her trusty pen.
11:13 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Silenced Yucca critics will be heard
But it's not likely to stop the Nevada senators from hitting the DOE hard and bringing to light problems within the high-level nuclear waste project.
11:12 a.m.
Coroner retiring
Ron Flud, Clark County's first full-time paid coroner, always has set challenging goals for himself.
11:12 a.m.
Two killed in Henderson crash identified
The name of the third victim, a woman, has not been released, pending family notification.
11:11 a.m.
Discrimination lawsuit filed over selection of fire chief
A Fire Protection Engineer with the Las Vegas Fire Department is suing the city, alleging that he was discriminated against by the department because he is an Iranian-American and a Muslim.
11:11 a.m.
Gibbons: Tort reform just part of solution
Solving the medical malpractice insurance crisis plaguing the Silver State and dozens of other states nationwide will take more than just tort reform, Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., told doctors at Mountain View hospital Tuesday.
11:10 a.m.
Plan to subsidize doctors' insurance premiums tabled
CARSON CITY -- With the state running short of money, a proposal to provide a subsidy of up to $30,000 to doctors to help pay their medical malpractice insurance premiums has been abandoned.
11:10 a.m.
Mayor calls for official's resignation
Boulder City Mayor Bob Ferraro called for City Manager John Sullard's resignation on Tuesday, saying Sullard is responsible for "misleading" information about the financial health of the city's new golf course -- information that the ...
11:06 a.m.
Sides $30 million apart on budget
CARSON CITY -- A second consecutive night of late negotiations left Senate and Assembly leaders about $30 million apart from an agreement on a $4.8 billion budget plan as talks again stalled Tuesday over educational ...
11:05 a.m.
Mirage employee admitted to lying about cash forms
A former Mirage employee in charge of filing required forms on large cash transactions with the federal government admitted he lied to his supervisors about having mailed the forms to hide the fact that he ...
10:58 a.m.
LV firm buys U.K. gaming tech company
Honeyframe, which supplies software and hardward to several large manufacturers and operators in the U.K. and Europe, is the only commercial systems provider serving the U.K.'s amusement machine market.
10:56 a.m.
Lawsuits could prompt cuts at airport
Southwest Airlines is concerned that two legal judgments against Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport totaling more than $28.5 million are precedents that could result in fee increases cutting into airline profits.
10:55 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Venetian hints it might take the Mike
But as the pieces continue to fall into place for him to open a Celine Dion-like Vegas production show, we trudge ahead.
10:47 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 28, 2003
UNLV women's tennis star Tracie Chong has been named second team Verizon Academic All-District as selected by the nation's sports information directors.
10:00 a.m.
51s lose again as homestand opens
On a night when the parent club had their 10-game winning streak snapped, the struggles continued for the Dodgers' Triple-A affailiate. The 51s lost, 6-3, Tuesday to the Salt Lake Stingers to kick off a ...
10:00 a.m.
CCSN gets boost from pitcher
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The bear hug, outside Room 223 on a balcony overlooking the Mesa Inn pool, said it all late Tuesday afternoon.
9:59 a.m.
Sputtering start
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Out of the spray of dense sand emerged the blond locks of Travis Whisman, his neck straining over the lip of No. 9's greenside bunker to get a look at his stellar ...
9:59 a.m.
Guest columnist -- Ryan Keeney: After first day, pressure should subside
STILLWATER, Okla. -- We were up at 9 a.m., got a little breakfast, got some rest. We left for the course at 11 a.m., got here, and they've been having food for us every day, ...
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Olive Crest event planned for Rio Secco
The inaugural Olive Crest Las Vegas Invitational has been scheduled for Saturday, June 28, at the Rio Secco Golf Course.
9:56 a.m.
Recruiting guru visits Las Vegas for evaluations
Green Valley High School quarterback Lance Patonai used just one word to describe being invited to meet ESPN.com college recruiting analyst Tom Lemming Tuesday night.
9:55 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Toughman deserves to be banned
Toughman didn't seem like such a bad idea when it was founded. Its format -- inexperienced fighters duke it out -- had an amusing quality to it, and within quick order the "sport" had spread ...
9:53 a.m.
Reid reassures troops, families
Behind closed doors and face to face with Army National Guard troops and families, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., reassured those at home that their loved ones were protecting freedom.
9:51 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
1st race 1-1/16 mi 4YO & up F & M Clm: 1 I'll Deliver (Johnston) 118; 2 Aussie Girl (Martinez) 118; 3 Road to Kisses (Leyva) 118; 4 Clever Miss Caper (Baze) 118; 5 My ...
9:50 a.m.
Identity change
NEWARK, N.J. -- By June, people in the Quantitative Management department were trading whispers across the rows of cubicles.
9:49 a.m.
Council candidates add to disclosures
Two Las Vegas City Council candidates accused of under-reporting their campaign contributions are showing additional money spent in the second wave of campaign reports.
9:47 a.m.
News briefs for May 28, 2003
A husband and wife were found dead Tuesday morning in their home in the 1300 block of Mound House Street. Metro Police believe it was a case of murder-suicide.
9:44 a.m.
Sierra authorizes stock repurchase
Sierra had about 27.1 million shares of common stock outstanding as of May 15.
9:43 a.m.
Songs offered for 79 cents
The move comes after Apple Computer Inc. launched an online music store, in which Macintosh users can download songs for 99 cents.
9:42 a.m.
Durable goods orders tumble
The 2.4 percent decrease to $168.9 billion in orders for items made to last at least three years followed an increase of 1.4 percent in March, the Commerce Department said. Excluding vehicles and other transportation ...
9:42 a.m.
Residents protest concrete plant
Residents of a southwest Las Vegas neighborhood are protesting a plan to put a new concrete-producing batch plant near their homes.
9:41 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: 13 unlucky? Not for Greg Ray at Indianapolis
The number 13, which hadn't graced an Indianapolis 500 entry since 1914, proved to be anything but unlucky for Greg Ray.
9:40 a.m.
Nichols' son ordered into drug program
District Judge Michael Douglas on Tuesday sentenced Josh Nichols to 12 to 34 months in prison, but suspended the sentence and placed Nichols on probation for 2 1/2 years.
9:34 a.m.
WNBA franchise hopes casino will help lure fans
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Basketball fan Toni Cietanno sat on a sculpted marble bench outside the arena, watching players from the WNBA's newest franchise arrive for their final preseason game.
9:34 a.m.
Lottery measure advances
Powerball and other multistate games were among the provisions in a measure that allows for the continued existence of the Texas Lottery Commission through 2015.
9:33 a.m.
Bill targets Simon takeover
The measure, proposed by Rep. Bill Huizenga, a Republican from Zeeland, would help the Taubman family thwart a $1.74 billion hostile takeover of Taubman Centers by Simon Property Group, the nation's largest mall owner, and ...
9:33 a.m.
Firm offers share sale program
Each participating shareholder will receive a price per share equal to the average of the daily closing prices of Aztar stock during the week in which that shareholder's response is received and processed. Shareholders will ...
9:32 a.m.
Supplier reports earnings jump
The casino equipment supplier said profit jumped 29 percent in the company's second fiscal quarter ended April 30, to $4 million.
9:32 a.m.
DUI measure heads for passage
CARSON CITY -- Nevada is one step closer to joining at least 34 other states that have reduced the legal alcohol limit for drivers.
9:31 a.m.
Guinn signs ban on local cell phone rules
CARSON CITY -- Bills dealing with cell phones and school attendance have been signed into law by Gov. Kenny Guinn.
9:25 a.m.
Letter: More than a map is needed
Remember when Yasser Arafat and his wife visited the Clinton White House and Hillary Clinton embraced Mrs. Arafat? The Republicans went ballistic to think that anyone would do that, and say that the Palestinians had ...
8:56 a.m.
Letter: Dixie Chicks deserve praise
The Dixie Chicks praised the performance of our troops. Their criticism was for the man who sent them into Iraq.
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Why didn't U.S. take a stand against Cuba?
Of what did this "fierce response" consist? The dispatch quoted White House spokesman Ari Fleischer as saying, "Having Cuba serve again on the Human Rights Commission is like putting Al Capone in charge of bank ...
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Good faith a factor in defect bill
The 1995 Legislature attempted to solve the issue by requiring mediation between builder and homeowner before a suit could be filed. In 1999, however, the Legislature changed the law. "Chapter 40," as the 1995 law ...
8:54 a.m.
Community briefs for May 28, 2003
Opportunity Village and radion personality Melanie from KMZQ 100.5-FM will host the opening of Melanie's Closet from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the village's Thrift Store, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway.
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: Sound reasons for stricter DUI limit
Nevertheless, nine members of the Assembly voted against the measure Tuesday. Assemblyman Don Gustavson, R-Sun Valley, has long supported 0.08 as the state standard but this time voted against it because of the federal pressure. ...
8:54 a.m.
Changes seen in redevelopment efforts
Henderson may head down a different road in its effort to bring new development to city-owned land downtown.
8:50 a.m.
Youth group honored in fight against tobacco
Started in 2000 by 29 local youths, XPOZ and other Nevada anti-tobacco groups have grown so that they now account for more than 2,500 teenagers.
8:50 a.m.
Afterschool Champion Award given to Wynn
The award was presented by Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.
8:50 a.m.
Carolina on my mind: Superstar designer brings fall-winter collection to Lake Las Vegas
So can sizes, prices and practicalities.
8:34 a.m.
Savvy wine buys: Foxen '98 Merlot
This merlot has soft, accessible tannins, and doesn't cause that mouth pucker associated with younger cabernet sauvignons, one reason why merlot is fast catching cabernet sauvignon in popularity. This wine has excellent fruit, and is ...
8:25 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Carolee can be had for a song
Baritone Robert Tota will sing selections from "Carmen," "Man of La Mancha," "The Barber of Seville" and "Phantom of the Opera." During this event 20 percent of all sales will be donated to Opera Las ...
8:25 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: OPM opening provides stunning experience for all
While Lou Rawls took center stage to croon a goodly number of his magic tunes, a delightful mix of movers and shakers enjoyed Wolfgang Puck's famous hospitality.
8:16 a.m.
French wine sales remain steady throughout valley
Since early March, when the French government and President Jacques Chirac opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq, anti-French sentiment has resounded in this country.
8:15 a.m.
Reno boy eliminated in National Spelling Bee
Nick Williams, 13, was among 76 contestants eliminated Wednesday in the first round of the Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
7:57 a.m.

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