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Archive for May 29, 2003

State OKs remainder of insurance hike
CARSON CITY -- The State Farm Fire and Casualty Company is raising its homeowner and renter insurance rates again.
11:20 a.m.
Business briefs for May 29, 2003
NEW YORK -- A former Merrill Lynch analyst who covered Tyco International was accused by securities regulators on Wednesday of issuing misleading research reports, disclosing nonpublic information and accepting gifts from the company's chief executive.
11:19 a.m.
Nevada to get least per capita from federal aid program
WASHINGTON -- Nevada will receive the least amount of federal money per capita from the aid program that was included in the tax cut legislation signed by President Bush on Wednesday. That's mostly because the ...
11:18 a.m.
Blaze is latest chapter in hotel's storied history
The Moulin Rouge has been everything from an icon to an eyesore -- and its roller-coaster ride through history may not yet be over.
11:18 a.m.
State paving crew left in limbo
For nearly three hours after the Moulin Rouge blaze began, a state paving crew working on Bonanza Road inched toward the burning landmark.
11:18 a.m.
Fires have damaged several historic buildings in LV
Several historic Las Vegas buildings that were either in the process of being renovated or were otherwise being preserved have met fiery demises.
11:18 a.m.
State taxable sales increase
CARSON CITY -- Spurred by building supplies and car sales, Nevada merchants in March reported $3 billion in sales, an increase of 6 percent from the same month a year ago.
11:14 a.m.
Henderson plant laying off 85 workers
The Henderson Kerr-McGee chemical plant will lay off 85 of its 130 employees by the end of next month.
11:13 a.m.
Fed official: Current trends bode ill for future recovery
The longer the national economy relies on low-interest home and automobile loans to pull it along, the riskier the future will get, Robert Parry, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, said Wednesday.
11:13 a.m.
Assembly panels OK tax plans
CARSON CITY -- A series of whirlwind votes in the Assembly on Wednesday set the stage for a final showdown between the Assembly and the Senate on a budget and tax plan that will result ...
11:13 a.m.
N. Vegas casino moves ahead
Coast Casinos Inc.'s plan for a new casino-hotel in North Las Vegas is making its way through the city approval process.
11:12 a.m.
Fire ravages historic Moulin Rouge casino
A fast-moving, three-alarm fire destroyed the historic Moulin Rouge this morning, leaving the city's first racially integrated casino a total loss.When firefighters arrived shortly after 1:15 a.m., they found heavy black smoke billowing out of ...
11:12 a.m.
Counties dispute new audit on Yucca
Officials from Nevada counties said they disagree with a new audit that questions how they spent $3.3 million of federal oversight funds for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository project.
11:06 a.m.
Nevada won't join West air-cleanup plan
A federally mandated effort to reduce haze hanging over national parks such as the Grand Canyon, Zion and Bryce Canyon could bring cleaner skies to Nevada.
11:04 a.m.
Senators vow to pressure reluctant Yucca critics
Nevada's senators and a "60 Minutes" film crew got an earful of complaints about research at the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear dump site Wednesday but they want to hear more, from two people who refused ...
11:01 a.m.
Moncrief: No fear in campaign
Age: 43.
11:01 a.m.
McDonald walks to get out the vote
Age: 38.
11:00 a.m.
109 day ties heat record for May
Although it is only May, record triple-digit heat scorched the Las Vegas Valley and other places in the Southwest Wednesday, tying records for the month.
10:56 a.m.
Gaming executives face technology issues
As the supply of land along the Las Vegas Strip dries up, gaming operators must grow revenue by maximizing existing resources.
10:55 a.m.
Expert: Casinos need to improve online security
Las Vegas casinos are considered among the most physically secure environments around -- but are far behind in terms of creating computerized security systems that can withstand cyber-attacks from disgruntled customers, corporate spies, ideological opponents ...
10:55 a.m.
Bill would require state certification of gambling counselors
Senate Bill 351 adds gambling addiction certification to the state Board of Examiners for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counselors. Certification fees will fund the addition of two gambling experts to the board.
10:55 a.m.
Vegas flight schedule returning to normal
Japan Airlines, which offers nonstop flights three times a week from Tokyo to Las Vegas and one-stop flights three times a week on the return trip, will continue its normal schedule after two months of ...
10:55 a.m.
CCSN soaking up atmosphere in Grand Junction
A look at how CCSN has fared at the Junior College World Series: Saturday Seminole (Fla.) 7, CCSN 6
10:52 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Vegas is child's play for J. Lo, Affleck
VegasBeat has learned Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck hit Vegas over the Memorial Day weekend -- and they bought baby clothes.
10:49 a.m.
Building a winner
Tempe Regional At Diablo Stadium Tempe, Ariz. All Times PDT Double Elimination
10:44 a.m.
Too few fights coming back to haunt Jantuah
For a man who owns victories over two of his division's better fighters, Kofi Jantuah remains surprisingly obscure.
10:33 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Indy needs NASCAR converts
The wallpaper on the computer terminal on which I am writing this column shows one of my boyhood favorite racing drivers, the late Swede Savage, posing in his car after qualifying for the grim 1973 ...
10:21 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: LV firefighter to race in two national bike events
For the past four years, Las Vegas firefighter Andy Lewis has spent most of his free time educating children on fire safety, life-saving measures and drug prevention.
10:19 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 29, 2003
UNLV freshman golfer Sunny Oh was named honorable mention All-American by the National Golf Coaches Association, the organization announced Wednesday.
10:18 a.m.
Guest columnist -- Ryan Keeney: Fight is still in us
On Tuesday after we left the course we wanted a quick dinner. We just wanted to get back because we were all so tired. So we went to Quizno's, our favorite spot, got that real ...
10:17 a.m.
Rebels standing up to test
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Somehow, college golf's hydra grew another head Wednesday.
10:11 a.m.
Conferences to iron out wrinkles
On Wednesday, the Assembly called for a conference on a key medical malpractice bill after an amendment altered Senate Bill 97.
10:01 a.m.
Legislative briefs for May 29, 2003
The Legislature on Wednesday completed action on a bill to require young children to be strapped into booster seats in cars.
10:01 a.m.
Moncrief: 'I feel violated'
Janet Moncrief has been called everything from a "drunk" to a "liar" in several mailers put out by incumbent Michael McDonald in the race for the Ward 1 seat on the Las Vegas City Council.
10:00 a.m.
Jury pay among bills OK'd by Guinn
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn signed 41 bills into law Wednesday, including one increasing the pay of jury member.
9:56 a.m.
Expansion measure advances
The latest, 93-page version of Senate Bill 553 would allow hundreds of video gaming devices at Oklahoma City's Remington Park and three other pari-mutuel tracks in the state.
9:55 a.m.
Anti-gambling group holds rally
A group called No Dice welcomed Tom Grey, the executive director of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling, to talk about the hazards of gambling.
9:55 a.m.
Firm wins battle with Trump
A three-person arbitration panel on Wednesday ruled that the real-estate mogul must sell his stake in the landmark skyscraper to Conseco for $15.6 million, according to documents obtained by Dow Jones Newswires.
9:55 a.m.
Boxing schedule
At Ledyard, Conn., (ESPN2), Kassim Ouma, West Palm Beach, Fla., vs. Angel Hernandez, Chicago, 12, for Ouma's USBA junior middleweight title; Gary Balletto vs. Frank Houghtaling, Albany, N.Y., 10, lightweights.
9:54 a.m.
National Gold Gloves results
At New Orleans Arena 112 pounds
9:54 a.m.
Ozone season kicks off with pollution alert
For more information about ozone, call the Department of Air Quality Management at 455-3878. You also can visit the department's website ( to find out more about local air quality issues.
9:52 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Yerington's Brinkley aims for bright lights
Jesse Brinkley is familiar with career obstacles.
9:52 a.m.
Home builder's suit dismissed
Clark County District Judge David Wall ruled that a statement and list on Safe Homes Nevada's website concerning construction defects falls within the state's fair reporting privilege. Wall also rejected what D.R. Horton's attorney called ...
9:51 a.m.
Moratorium plan dropped
By voice vote, the Senate adopted an amendment to Assembly Bill 518, which initially called for a prohibition on additional limousines while a study is conducted on whether an allocation system should be put into ...
9:51 a.m.
Golden Gloves continues run at the Orleans
The crowd counts have been low for the early rounds but are expected to build as the national Golden Gloves Championships continue their six-night run at the Orleans Arena.
9:51 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 7:05 p.m.
9:51 a.m.
Tribe breaks ground on $250 million casino
MORONGO INDIAN RESERVATION, Calif. -- In the latest sign of the growing wealth and political might of California's Indian tribes, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians broke ground on a huge new casino complex Wednesday ...
9:51 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races
2nd Race -- SUMMER LASS -- Flores atop one of two Mitchell-trained entries, draws good box for 7-furlong outing, Lass a Summer winner here? SMILIN SUSAN -- P. Val on the other Mitchell horse, needs ...
9:50 a.m.
Trash ignites at old hotel
Piles of trash at a vacant hotel in downtown Las Vegas and at a salvage yard in North Las Vegas caused two spectacular fires that sent flames and smoke spiraling skyward Wednesday.
9:50 a.m.
News briefs for May 29, 2003
Las Vegas will host one of eight regional conferences to address emerging water problems in the West, Assistant Interior Secretary Bennett Raley said Wednesday.
9:49 a.m.
Dodgers' Roberts to join 51s tonight for a two-game stint
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Dave Roberts will start tonight and Friday for the 51s on a rehabilitation assignment.
9:49 a.m.
Illinois governor eyeing casino license
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- State government should be able to buy an unused gambling license and run its own casino, if only to drive up bids from private companies interested in the license, Gov. Rod Blagojevich ...
9:41 a.m.
Valley High grad named one of ROTC's best in nation
German Carvallo Jr., Valley High School class of 1999, was one of 250 Army ROTC cadets nationwide selected to receive the 2003 George C. Marshall ROTC Award and attend a national security seminar at the ...
9:21 a.m.
Sunrise nurse gets regional honors
Kopka received the award for her design and creation of the Sunrise Operations Center, a centralized location that controls and monitors all hospital entry/admission points and exit/discharge points to evaluate the status of all hospital ...
9:20 a.m.
Community briefs for May 29, 2003
Henderson and Metro Police will be holding an auto theft prevention day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fiesta Henderson.
9:20 a.m.
Obituaries for May 29, 2003
William Boyd Ballard, 84, of Henderson died Sunday in Henderson. He was born Nov. 17, 1918, in Utah. A resident for 13 years, he was a retired book binder, a World War II Army Air ...
8:51 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: A look at textbooks
"Imagine a version of American history in which George Washington makes only a fleeting appearance and is never described as our first president. Or in which the foundings of the Sierra Club and the National ...
8:39 a.m.
Letter: Yucca driven by politics, payoffs
Nuclear power is essential to produce 20 percent of the electricity we use, but in the future it should be supplanted by solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and clean-coal technology.
8:38 a.m.
Letter: Tax raisers will pay the price on election day
You can be sure that I -- and many thousands of fiscal conservatives like me -- will generously reward those legislators who fought to keep any tax increase low. And we will vote out any ...
8:38 a.m.
Editorial: Tax money off limits for mailers
While we support the ballot question, we also think Roger's opinion was correct. What's surprising is that government officials continue to ignore what are long-standing, clear-cut prohibitions on electioneering.
8:37 a.m.
Ex-CAT driver sentenced in assault on bus
A former Citizens Area Transit bus driver was sentenced to prison Wednesday in connection with the molestation of a mentally handicapped passenger, but a local attorney claims other disabled passengers are still at risk for ...
8:37 a.m.
Editorial: Upgrade system for ensuring clean waters
This news, reported Tuesday by the New York Times, is alarming because the computer system is the nation's chief method of enforcing rules set by the Clean Water Act. The inspector general said expired permits ...
8:37 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Camp has fruitful history
It didn't take too much persuasion, as the Sun publisher had fond memories of attending camp when he was a youngster.
8:11 a.m.

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