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Archive for November 5, 2003

Author talks about background of nuke-waste thriller
"A Single Star," published in February, is a story about how South Carolina battles the federal government to keep plutonium shipments out after a fictional high-level radioactive waste spill in the town of Florence.
11:39 a.m.
Reid questions Patriot Act use in probe
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11:39 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Cassidy may yet get to tell story
He struck a deal in court this morning, resolving the criminal charges against him stemming from the sexual assault of his wife and the burning down of her massage parlor in February.
11:37 a.m.
Voters in Indiana county OK casino plan
FRENCH LICK, Ind. -- Proponents of a casino for economically depressed Orange County won a swift victory Tuesday, passing a referendum after a decade-long campaign to win gambling rights.
11:35 a.m.
County denies appeals of fired Assembly members
Clark County on Tuesday denied the appeals of two county employees and Assembly members fired by the county last month for receiving pay and benefits from both governments.
11:33 a.m.
Lawmakers earmark $580 million for Yucca
WASHINGTON -- Senate and House negotiators agreed to give the Yucca Mountain dump $580 million next year, an increase of $120 million from the current fiscal year.
11:31 a.m.
State lists schools failing to improve
Nevada Education Department released a list today of schools that failed to show adequate yearly progress for at least one year, including 47 elementary schools and three charter schools in Clark County. Elementary Schools: Beatty, ...
11:31 a.m.
Cities weigh in on double-dipping controversy
Boulder City may join the other government agencies expected to respond to the double-dipping controversy with new policies requiring public employees who are also State Legislators to take a leave of absence while the Legislature ...
11:29 a.m.
State retirement system suspends Putnam
CARSON CITY -- The state Public Employees Retirement System has suspended the authority of Putnam Investments to make any more investments in a portfolio of more than $400 million after the company was accused with ...
11:29 a.m.
Casino firms, suppliers assess results of balloting
The results of voter referendums in Indiana, Colorado and Maine held some victories as well as losses for the casino and gaming equipment industry, yielding mixed reactions from analysts but a cheer from the company ...
11:28 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Nov. 5, 2003
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. has received approval from the Mississippi Gaming Commission to pursue an Internet casino in Alderney, one of the British Channel Islands.
11:25 a.m.
Radio-transmitting tags set for baggage
The tags and tracking system are being supplied under a $25 million, five-year contract. The system will help ensure that all bags pass through screening equipment, said Randy Walker, director of the Clark County Department ...
11:23 a.m.
Pedestrian's death raises safety questions
Nearly every day for the past six years, Ashlee Marie Bicknell used a faded crosswalk at Bonanza Road at Wardelle Street to get home.
11:23 a.m.
Profit steady for LV mall operator
Chelsea Property Group Inc., owner of the Las Vegas Premium Outlets and the Las Vegas Outlet Center, Tuesday reported a profit of $25 million or 55 cents per share for the third quarter, compared to ...
11:23 a.m.
GPS improves prisoner tracking
Jail and electronic monitoring have long been the two options for federal defendants considered flight risks or dangers to the community, but new technology is providing another option.
11:20 a.m.
Federal health initiative gives seniors options
To check the ratings on home health agencies by state, county or ZIP code, go to on the web or call 1-800-633-4227. The site compares agencies based on how patients improved in areas of ...
11:20 a.m.
Men honored for stopping thief
When his next-door neighbors' garage door closed, Phil Floth knew their two children were in the house with someone who shouldn't be there.
11:19 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Fox puts Village People skit in closet
The station's latest controversy centers on two accounting department staffers who dressed in blackface on Halloween during a Village People skit.
11:18 a.m.
Sports briefs for November 5, 2003
It's unclear if Martinez's 18th major league season will be the last for the designated hitter.
10:32 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Fosburg's 133 wins Amateur Championship
Last week's Vegas City Amateur Championship, played over the venerable Las Vegas golf club, leaves just one designated tournament remaining on the Southern Nevada Golf Association's 2003 calendar.
9:59 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
9:58 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- LOVE THAT SONG -- Draws good box for freshman opener, Krone aboard Gallagher trainee, backers to sing happy tune with graduation here. IRON HOLD -- Enriquez atop Harte trainee, draws good rail ...
9:58 a.m.
Brimmer a Thorpe semifinalist
Junior strong safety Jamaal Brimmer is UNLV's first semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, the organization announced late Tuesday. Brimmer is one of 12 players still in contention to win the honor that goes annually ...
9:57 a.m.
Manning sponsors unfazed by suit
The defamation lawsuit against Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will not affect his relationship with at least one of the companies that uses him as a pitchman.
9:56 a.m.
Molina shocks Coronado
Oscar Molina pulled off his orange jersey even faster than he changed the complexion of the Sunrise Region boys' soccer playoffs.
9:55 a.m.
Centennial passes tests against Bonanza
Jeff Noa could not believe the two challenges Centennial made for itself in Tuesday's Sunset Region quarterfinals at Coronado High School. Thanks to Courtney Ballif, the Bulldogs passed both of them with ease.
9:54 a.m.
Basic primed to answer wake-up call
Basic coach Cliff Frazier sensed a week before it actually happened that, despite a 5-0 record, his Wolves were heading toward a disaster.
9:53 a.m.
Aztecs QB a primary concern for UNLV secondary
San Diego State quarterback Adam Hall and his arsenal flummoxed UNLV's secondary last season with a variety of sets that the Rebels had not previously seen.
9:53 a.m.
Rough and tumble
If you're going to lose a hockey game, it's best to do it in overtime. At least you get points.
9:52 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Designer drugs keep testers and leagues in hot pursuit
It's a war that may never be won, and, some would say, shouldn't even be fought.
9:51 a.m.
Court questions some terms of Microsoft antitrust settlement
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday pointedly questioned whether the Bush administration's antitrust settlement with Microsoft Corp. adequately protects consumers and competitors from monopolistic abuses.
9:32 a.m.
Returns indicate Maine voters OK racino plan
Maine voters who rejected a proposed $650 million casino referendum Tuesday were more amenable to a proposal to allow hundreds of slot machines at harness racing tracks in Bangor and Scarborough.
9:31 a.m.
Tabcorp offers to buy second gaming company
Tabcorp offers to buy second gaming company
9:31 a.m.
Star banker to be retried
The decision, which many legal experts caution could backfire, comes less than two weeks after the former star Silicon Valley financier's first trial on obstruction-of-justice charges ended in a hung jury.
9:18 a.m.
News briefs for Nov. 5, 2003
Saturday evening, weather permitting, a total eclipse of the moon will be visible in Las Vegas.
9:18 a.m.
Top fashion execs leaving firm
Pinault Printemps-Redoute, which took control of the Gucci Group two years ago, announced that it had been unable to reach a new contract agreement with Tom Ford, Gucci's designer since 1994, and Domenico De Sole, ...
9:17 a.m.
Neighbors fight apartment complex
It's only 10 acres, but to neighbors, it represents a change in their community they'll have to live with as long as they own their homes.
9:17 a.m.
More federal aid sought for mental health
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's mental health agency chief Tuesday called on Congress to provide more money to help the states deliver a coordinated system of services to people with mental problems.
9:08 a.m.
Firefighters pull for injured captain
Las Vegas firefighters have organized a candlelight vigil tonight in support of Capt. Thelonious Adams, 39, who remains in critical condition at University Medical Center's Trauma Center.
9:07 a.m.
Court briefs for Nov. 5, 2003
Jury selection began on Tuesday in the trial of a man in the shooting death of a Las Vegas father as he helped his daughter put her bike away.
9:07 a.m.
Nominations sought for land deals
The Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act of 1998 allows the BLM to auction public lands in the Las Vegas Valley for development and use the bulk of the proceeds to purchase environmentally sensitive land ...
9:02 a.m.
Test Site workers screened for beryllium
Anyone who worked at least one year from 1951 to 1992 in areas at the Nevada Test Site where nuclear weapons experiments were conducted, or at the North Las Vegas Atlas complex on Losee Road, ...
9:02 a.m.
Billboard firms not happy with new county rules
Representatives from billboard companies objected sharply to new rules passed by the Clark County Commission on Tuesday, but their lawsuit against the county's existing rules was cited as a primary reason for the new ordinance.
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Courageous Bush policy succeeding
He was offered Osama bin Laden on several occasions but wouldn't even bring him in for questioning. Do you think it possible that 9-11 would not have happened if he had taken bin Laden into ...
8:42 a.m.
Letter: Route nuke waste around Las Vegas
Over the past several weeks, I've read in the news that the House of Representatives passed legislation to keep the Energy Department from shipping waste through Las Vegas to Yucca Mountain. The Energy Department would ...
8:42 a.m.
Letter: Lawyers should be banned from state Legislature
Allen then says this excludes public employees from serving in the Legislature. I cannot see how this eliminates a secretary or a professor from serving. There is no "exercise of power" by these public employees. ...
8:41 a.m.
Editorial: Were critics right?
From the outset, however, critics of the law have predicted that it would be abused. They labeled the Patriot Act as a crack in the U.S. Constitution and warned that it would be continually widened. ...
8:40 a.m.
Editorial: A quiet SEC opens door for Spitzer
Spitzer is continuing to use the resources of his office to attack dishonesty on Wall Street. The emerging mutual-funds investigation began with his office charging that ordinary investors were being harmed because well-connected investors were ...
8:39 a.m.
Burton fans are victims of scam
A telemarketing scam using the name of magician Lance Burton is deceiving hundreds of people who are made to believe they have won free tickets to Burton's show, Metro Police said.
8:26 a.m.
County poses challenges for Edison schools
More than 100 principals from Edison Schools Inc. campuses across the country met at The Mirage Tuesday for workshops on data management, tips for doing a five-minute school "walk through" and ways to help teachers ...
8:26 a.m.
Guinn's new chief of staff is welcomed
CARSON CITY -- Michael Hillerby, a trained opera singer and a veteran lobbyist, takes over as chief of staff for Gov. Kenny Guinn at the end of this week, and he says not to expect ...
8:26 a.m.
Obituaries for Nov. 5, 2003
Grant Floyd Banks, 77, of Henderson died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born March 9, 1926, in Alberta. A resident for 13 years, he was a retired custodial engineer and a World War ...
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Fund-raiser has pharmacy school's prescription
The event was chaired by Jackie Seip, with welcoming comments provided by Dr. Thomas Wiser, dean of the Nevada College of Pharmacy, and Donna Bond, chair of the college's board of trustees. Keynote speakers at ...
8:16 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Fashion Show puts on a show
Shows run on the hour beginning at 1:30 p.m. and at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The last show Wednesday through Saturday is at 7:30; the last show on Sunday is at 5:30 p.m.
8:16 a.m.
Community briefs for Nov. 5, 2003
United Blood Services will present its Images of Life celebrity fund-raiser blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Fashion Show, lower level, outside Starbucks.
8:16 a.m.
BC fire department gets federal grant
The grant was one of 453 given to fire departments across the country during the 20th round of the 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. A total of $29 million were given out during this ...
8:15 a.m.
Touch of Rosemary: Jordans' trek unexpectedly winds up in Vegas
The Jordans give credit to loved ones who helped them get where they are today, and use their life experience to flavor the cuisine they serve Las Vegas.
8:15 a.m.

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