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Archive for November 4, 2003

Durango, Coronado top picks to secure region championships
In the role of favorite, Durango is used to seeing that brightly colored bull's-eye on its back. You might see Coronado scratching a bit at the target.
11:47 a.m.
LV firm agrees to hefty fine
The Federal Communication Commission on Monday announced a $1.2 million fine against NOS Communications of Las Vegas and two affiliates for conducting a deceptive telemarketing campaign.
11:23 a.m.
Teen's death raises crosswalk questions
When a car hit two Las Vegas teenage girls, killing one of them as they crossed a street in Southern Highlands in mid-October, there was no crosswalk, creating a community uproar for the installation of ...
11:23 a.m.
Guinn aide joins Schwarzenegger
CARSON CITY -- Marybel Batjer, Gov. Kenny Guinn's chief of staff for the past three years, has resigned to join the Cabinet of California Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger.
11:21 a.m.
Patriot Act aided feds in probe
Federal officials used the Patriot Act to get financial records for current and former politicians as part of the ongoing political corruption probe involving strip club owner Michael Galardi's influence, sources said.
11:19 a.m.
Mining firm faces probe
The Justice Department subpoenaed company documents related to the allegations, which span 1994 to 1999, in February, company spokesman Doug Hock said Monday. He said Newmont is cooperating.
11:17 a.m.
Air Force wary of Yucca's impact
WASHINGTON -- Air Force officials are making a new push to warn congressional leaders that the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository could hurt training and endanger sensitive operations.
11:17 a.m.
Vegas auto parts conventions under way, look at growth
Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week, centered this week around two major Las Vegas conventions with a total of more than 100,000 attendees, could be getting even bigger next year.
11:17 a.m.
Metro employee is placed on paid leave
A Metro Police 911 call-taker has been placed on paid leave after an internal investigation showed she violated several departmental policies, including running a criminal records check on Las Vegas Councilwoman Janet Moncrief during the ...
11:17 a.m.
Young, educated singles flock to LV
Las Vegas and Nevada are popular places for young, educated single people, according to a new census report.
11:16 a.m.
Ex-CEO of HealthSouth indicted on fraud charges
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Former HealthSouth Corp. head Richard Scrushy was indicted on 85 counts alleging he was the mastermind of an enormous corporate fraud scheme that allowed him to personally pocket more than a quarter-billion ...
11:16 a.m.
IGT earnings jump 72 percent
Sales of slot machines to new casinos as well as replacement of machines with new "cashless" devices helped profit soar 72 percent to $108.3 million at International Game Technology in its fiscal fourth quarter compared ...
11:16 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Nov. 4, 2003
The Gaming Standards Association has added the following new members: GTECH Corp., Casino Technology AD, Hyatt Gaming Services, Loto-Quebec, Octavian International Ltd., BMM North America Inc., Gaming Laboratories Intl., GGS-US Ltd., Molex Inc. and the ...
11:12 a.m.
News briefs for Nov. 4, 2003
The black clouds that rolled across the Las Vegas Valley late Monday afternoon produced a trace of rain, but nothing measured by the National Weather Service.
11:12 a.m.
Sports briefs for November 4, 2003
Canada won its first Olympic gold medal in 50 years at Salt Lake City in 2002 with Gretzky, the managing partner of the Phoenix Coyotes, in charge of assembling the roster, lining up coaches and ...
11:11 a.m.
Verdict surprises slain girl's mom
A North Las Vegas mother said Monday that she disagreed with a jury's decision to execute the man who killed her 9-year-old daughter during a gang shootout.
11:11 a.m.
Grass-roots art: Huntridge-area residents await opening of Circle Park
Huntridge-area residents have worked with Las Vegas officials for more than 18 months to turn an oval of urban parkland into a unique reflection of their neighborhood, and they're almost ready to show it off.
11:10 a.m.
Casinos slow to submit plans for emergency
Most of the big casinos in Nevada have yet to file emergency response plans with the state, as required under a new law.
11:10 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Hoping to hear from Lynette
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003
11:05 a.m.
Developers balk at price of BLM land
Thursday's sale of more than 2,000 acres in Henderson is expected to accommodate the burgeoning city's next several years of growth, but some of the region's largest developers are now saying they may not bid ...
11:03 a.m.
Execs unload shares
Gaming officials at Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Mandalay Resort Group unloaded shares worth millions of dollars last month, securities filings show. Still, executives at both companies hold millions of options.
11:01 a.m.
Key gaming auditor switches companies
A former partner and head of Deloitte & Touche's gaming auditing business in Las Vegas has joined a new competing office in Las Vegas for Ernst & Young.
11:00 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'Vegas Live!' aces initial chemistry test
VegasBeat was invited to the studio to watch the initial broadcast of the new Las Vegas ONE morning talk and entertainment show. It airs daily at 9 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- LADY'S MANTLE -- Irish-bred sophomore filly lands outside box in turf mile opener, Desormeaux on Becerra trainee, needs crafty trip from post draw. HONEYMOON BABE -- This Irish-bred has better post for ...
10:03 a.m.
Region playoffs feature plenty of talented teams
No one needs to tell Rick Kazee about how unpredictable the playoffs can be.
10:01 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gaughan has pick of 3 Dodges for truck season finale
Brendan Gaughan is faced with an enviable dilemma as he prepares for the Nov. 14 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: UNLV missed out on a huge potential benefactor
Money is always in short supply on college campuses. But a man who could have eased the burden at UNLV and had the financial wherewithal to do it, instead gave nothing because the school fired ...
9:58 a.m.
Adam who?
Adam Gajo took a ribbing from some of his UNLV football teammates following practice on Sunday night at Rebel Park.
9:57 a.m.
BLM land sale money goes to Tahoe
Language added to the Interior Department spending bill by Nevada Sens. John Ensign, a Republican, and Harry Reid, a Democrat, amends the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 so that money gained from ...
9:53 a.m.
Low hydrant water pressure hampers firefighters' work
Las Vegas firefighters' efforts battling a three-alarm fire that destroyed a vending company building early Monday were complicated by low water pressure in area hydrants -- and other local fire officials have reported similar problems.
9:52 a.m.
Nevada granted millions more for homeland security
Nevada's newest federal funding allocation for homeland security is more than 40 percent more than the last allotment.
9:48 a.m.
Obituaries for Nov. 4, 2003
Davis Coy Charlton, 57, of North Las Vegas died Sunday in a local care center. He was born Aug. 31, 1946, in Caldwell, Idaho. A resident for 41 years, he was a retired electronics technician ...
9:44 a.m.
Las Vegas not rushing to take over Lamb State Park
Floyd Lamb State Park is bordered on three sides by Las Vegas, and eventually will be within the municipal boundaries. The Legislature the past session made provisions for turning it over to the city, but ...
9:43 a.m.
Pedestrian fatal raises crosswalk questions
When two Las Vegas teenage girls were hit by a car, killing one of them as they crossed a street in Southern Highlands in mid-October, there was no crosswalk, creating a community uproar for the ...
9:42 a.m.
Gazlay pleads innocent in gate-ramming case
Authorities allege Steven Gazlay, 18, rammed a truck through the closed gates of the Four Winds neighborhood off Durango Drive near Floyd Lamb State Park on June 18. They say the teen had four to ...
9:41 a.m.
Antitrust case back in court
Six appellate judges who agreed in June 2001 that Microsoft had illegally abused its monopoly over Windows software are considering whether the Bush administration and 19 states negotiated adequate antitrust sanctions in a court-approved settlement.
9:41 a.m.
Accounting firm opens LV office
Twenty-year E&Y veteran Peter M. Zofrea was named Las Vegas managing partner and will relocate from Orange County in California.
9:41 a.m.
Defense says there was no conspiracy
Defense attorneys for seven of the nine teens facing 13 felony charges, including attempted murder, battery and coercion, in the attack that maimed 17-year-old Stephen Tanner Hansen argued to have the charges dismissed Monday.
9:40 a.m.
Williams' 'assistant' returns to CCSN
Assemblyman Wendell Williams' controversial "special assistant" Topazia "Briget" Jones returned to her job at the Community College of Southern Nevada last week after an extended leave.
9:40 a.m.
Questions raised over unions' rally
At first glance, the latest target of the Teamsters and three Las Vegas construction unions -- plasterers, pipefitters and painters -- seems unlikely.
9:26 a.m.
Letter: Abortion law is unconstitutional
This ban threatens women's health, has been rejected by the medical community and is unconstitutional. It prevents women, along with their doctors and families, from making the best decisions for themselves and their health. It ...
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Bush, GOP to blame for debt
This Reagan/Bush increase was 513 percent over a 12-year period. During the first five years of Clinton's economic policies the debt rose at a slow rate, to $5 trillion, which was 19 percent. After Clinton's ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: People should vote on raising lawmakers' pay
Maybe it is a law that mandates it, but Congress could also nullify it by saying no to the increase. It was also said that they really deserve this increase for all the hard work ...
9:08 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Iraq's rutty road ahead
The White House staff and cabinet members want you to believe that great progress is being made with schools opening and business flourishing. In some areas of Iraq this picture is accurately portraying what's happening ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Reaching a critical juncture
There was considerable opposition to the war before it began, and as the war has resulted in increased casualties to U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians, the opponents' criticisms have gained strength by the lack of ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Another end-around
In previous sessions, the industry has sought to significantly reduce budgetary oversight of the project's budget by trying to get Congress to take the Yucca Mountain project's budget completely out of the appropriations process. Congress, ...
9:06 a.m.
On the Glow: Brightest of Vegas artists contribute to 'Art That Glows
So when the Nevada State Museum invited artists to submit art that glows for an upcoming exhibit, responses poured in. Many were from artists influenced by Vegas glitz.
8:32 a.m.
Silverton brings classics to Las Vegas
Every Wednesday at 2 p.m. the hotel-casino will showcase a different film.
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Christmas on its way, pilgrim
Actually, it has looked that way since before Halloween.
8:27 a.m.
Sewer hike step closer to passage
"It's too bad we waited for 10 years before we had any rate increase. If it had been gradual it would not have been felt so bad," Moncrief said.
8:24 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Nov. 4, 2003
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:23 a.m.
Assembly pair appeal firings
Clark County officials heard the appeals Monday of two employees who served in the Legislature and were fired for receiving both local and state pay.
8:22 a.m.
Local school named an Exemplary Lab
The school, near Oakey and Valley View boulevards, is being honored for the students' progress in instructional reading and reading comprehension after using a computer learning system created by the institute. The program, called the ...
8:21 a.m.
Animal-protection bills up to House
WASHINGTON -- Animal protection measures approved by the Senate late last week still have legislative hoops to jump through in the House before they can become law.
8:21 a.m.
Community briefs for Nov. 4, 2003
A fund-raiser will be held Wednesday and Thursday for the Anthony L. Pollard Foundation Rainbow Dreams Scholarship.
8:21 a.m.
Firefighters mourn loss of a colleague
At 5 feet, 11 inches and 270 pounds of mostly muscle, firefighter Darron Van Dyke's nickname was "Big D."
8:20 a.m.
Sierra resorts rush to open following snowfall
The combination of cold temperatures, snowmaking equipment and an unexpectedly strong storm over the weekend that left up to 3 feet of snow in the mountains has turned bare ground white.
1:36 a.m.

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