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Archive for October 2, 2003

Nevada Power debt issues advance at commission
The state Public Utilities Commission will hear a request from Nevada Power Co. and its sister company, Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno, to approve the issuance of $338 million of long-term debt.
11:16 a.m.
$395,000 painting of Mickey Mouse found
A citizen contacted police after reading or hearing media reports about the stolen artwork. police said. Two original Disney paintings and six prints were stolen from the gallery Sept. 15 and police publicized the thefts ...
11:15 a.m.
Officials defend California casino deal, fight recall
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. -- Members of the Rohnert Park City Council targeted for recall because of their support for an Indian casino are fighting back.
11:15 a.m.
Internet company relocates
A new entertainment venture, Studio Vegas, will be housed in the same building. The company employs 120 people, up from 28 two years ago. Of the 120 workers, 70 are in call center positions, up ...
11:11 a.m.
256 of Nevada's schools put on 'watch'
State education officials said Wednesday more than half of Nevada's public schools may be identified as failing to show "adequate yearly progress," as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but local school ...
11:11 a.m.
2-year-old girl recovers from injuries sustained in accident
The accident happened as the family was preparing to leave their home in the 2900 block of Webster Street, near Cheyenne Avenue and Civic Center Drive, on Sept. 16.
11:11 a.m.
Day-care owner won't be charged in death
Prosecutors have decided not to file neglect charges against the local day-care owner who had an 8-month-old infant die while in her care, Clark County District Attorney David Roger announced this morning.
11:10 a.m.
Benefits finally approved just as man dies
He was known as Smokey; Kools were his favorite. The last president he had any knowledge of was Nixon.
11:10 a.m.
Nevada Power asking for 9.6% rate hike
Nevada Power Co. on Wednesday asked the state Public Utilities Commission for a 9.6 percent rate increase that would generate $142 million over the next two years.
11:10 a.m.
Bush plans trip to visit Nevada
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will be in Nevada next month, possibly on official as well as campaign business.
11:09 a.m.
EEOC alleges hiring bias by Vegas cab company
In a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas Wednesday, the EEOC alleged that Sun Cab Co. Inc., which does business in Clark County as Nellis Cab Co., continually shunned three Ethiopian job ...
11:09 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Oct. 2, 2003
BILOXI, Miss. -- Isle of Capri Casinos has signed an agreement to lease and operate a casino in the Bahamas, the company announced Wednesday.
11:09 a.m.
Business briefs for Oct. 2, 2003
HOUSTON -- Current and former Enron Corp. employees will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit that contends the bankrupt energy trader didn't meet its duties in administering the company's pension plan.
11:09 a.m.
Opening delayed
The hospital had to correct or complete some requirements before the license could be issued, which is required to admit patients.
11:09 a.m.
Construction of dairy plant continues
Construction of dairy plant continues
11:09 a.m.
Business booming for LV builder
Orders in the third quarter increased 19 percent from the year-earlier period, boosting the company's backlog to 6,277 homes with an estimated sales value of $1.65 billion, Denver-based M.D.C. said.
11:09 a.m.
Monthly adjustments focus in Southwest Gas rate hearing
The Public Utilities Commission's Wednesday hearing on a $22.6 million rate-hike request from Southwest Gas Corp. lasted less than a day, and as expected the controversy surrounded the utility's request to make monthly rate increases.
11:09 a.m.
Audit questions spending by Bureau of Consumer Protection
CARSON CITY -- A draft of a confidential audit suggests that the state Bureau of Consumer Protection be stripped of some of its duties and also stop spending so much money on private consultants used ...
11:04 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 2, 2003
The Minnesota Timberwolves and star forward Kevin Garnett reached agreement on a five-year contract extension Wednesday after convincing Garnett that the team's off-season player acquisitions have given him a chance to finally win a postseason ...
11:04 a.m.
Man facing felonies in reckless driving case
The Las Vegas man authorities say caused a rock to fly through the windshield of a woman's car, killing her, will face felony charges in District Court.
11:03 a.m.
Citizens offer a plan for hospital
The region's largest hospital would have to balance fiscal, medical and social realities under a set of recommendations formally passed to the Clark County Commission on Wednesday.
11:03 a.m.
Water wiser: County eyes xeriscaping, artificial turf
The grass really will be greener on the other side of Clark County parks in years to come. But it also will, increasingly, be plastic.
10:59 a.m.
Last two alleged members set to be released
The last two alleged 311 Boyz in custody at the Clark County Detention Center will be released from the jail and placed on house arrest as soon as today.
10:57 a.m.
State advised to get tough on back taxes
CARSON CITY -- The Taxation Department could bring in an additional $15 million owed to the state if it hired additional revenue officers to garnish wages and seize cars and bank accounts, an audit determined.
10:57 a.m.
Bill would release soldiers from leases, other contracts
WASHINGTON -- Soldiers called up to fight overseas will not have to worry about certain penalties of getting out car leases, phone contracts or home purchases if a bill to be introduced by Rep. Jim ...
10:48 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Partners' film dreams become reality
On Wednesday, Breitling announced that he, Poster, Station Casinos prez Lorenzo Fertitta and entertainment industry exec Trent Othick are starting INSOMNIA Entertainment, a Las Vegas-based independent development, production and financing company for film and television ...
10:43 a.m.
Catching up with ...
High school: Bishop Gorman ('00)
10:20 a.m.
Hard work pays off for Johnson, Durango
When Kelsey Johnson came to Durango High two years ago, her volleyball game needed help.
10:19 a.m.
Slow start, big finish
The neon yellow pieces of paper dot the walls throughout the Bishop Gorman locker room, carrying a simple message: "4."
10:19 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, (Showtime), Jameel McCline, Port Jefferson, N.J., vs. Cedric Boswell, Atlanta, 10, heavyweights.
10:09 a.m.
Holyfield eager for action
Evander Holyfield feels it will be to his advantage if James Toney lives up to his word and fights the former four-time heavyweight world champion in the middle of the ring.
10:08 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Forbes has plans to steal the spotlight
With a busy weekend of fights in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Steve Forbes' quest to regain the International Boxing Federation junior lightweight title is capable of getting lost in the shuffle.
10:07 a.m.
Columnist Linda Frohlich: After taking break, work again beckons
I have arrived safely in Rovereto, Italy, and I'm on my way to start a new round of basketball. After taking three weeks off, it is definitely a challenge to get back into game shape.
10:06 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 2, 2003
Raymond Torres Amy, 37, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born June 11, 1966, in Las Vegas. A resident for four years, he was a casino security officer.
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: 'Retired' Bernstein wins for injured son in Illinois
Kenny Bernstein claimed sole possession of second place on the NHRA's all-time Top Fuel wins list with his victory Sunday at the Carquest Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Ill.
9:48 a.m.
Hybrid car sells well
Hybrid car sells well
9:47 a.m.
Yanks aren't desperate, just a little 'concerned'
NEW YORK -- The positive history is there if the Yankees need it. In 1996 and 2001, they lost the opener of a best-of-five-game division series at home and came back to win the series. ...
9:45 a.m.
Surprise heavy turnout jams up speedway traffic
A lack of communication and a larger-than-expected crowd taking advantage of discounted tickets made for a traffic nightmare Saturday night as race fans tried to make their way to and from the Las Vegas Motor ...
9:45 a.m.
Fox's Overall misses relative's record broken
When Chicago pitcher Kerry Wood drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the sixth inning of Game 1 of the National League division series Tuesday he would go on to become the first ...
9:45 a.m.
Freedom riders descend on D.C.
WASHINGTON -- Traveling on a bus for a week headed for New York may not be the preferred vacation for most people, but Las Vegas resident Leonora Rehm wanted to be part of a "historical ...
9:45 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING Post Time 1 p.m.
9:44 a.m.
Nellis' Red Horse Squadron set for work in Iraq
After spending six months in Afghanistan last year, Nellis Air Force Base's 820th Red Horse Civil Engineering Squadron is scheduled to be deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom today.
9:43 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections for Friday
2nd Race -- LIL' BRO EDDIE -- Pedroza on one of two O'Neill-trained entries in this race, freshman draws well for tag dash, Eddie big Bro winner here? TRICKINTHEPARK -- Draws inner box for sprint ...
9:43 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: CART finds a drafting partner for LVMS
So if everything comes/stays together, we're probably going to see the return of open-wheel auto racing to Las Vegas Motor Speedway next year, and perhaps a U2 concert to boot.
9:41 a.m.
House to vote on nuclear waste reclassification
WASHINGTON -- The House could vote today to urge lawmakers working on the pending energy bill not to include a new federal definition of "high level radioactive waste" sought by the Energy Department.
9:36 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 2, 2003
A man found dead inside his home Saturday in the upscale Spanish Trail area has been identified by the Clark County coroner's office as Harold Henry Seeman, 70. Police believe someone killed Seeman.
9:36 a.m.
Wambach's goal propels the U.S. into semifinals
FOXBORO, Mass. -- It became evident early Wednesday night that United States vs. Norway would be a familiar game of muscle and determination, of ferocious tackling and rough jostling for balls in the air, of ...
9:34 a.m.
'02 season finale lifted expectations of Nantkes
Kurt Nantkes has nobody but himself to blame for this.
9:31 a.m.
NLV council to take new look at nuisance laws
The North Las Vegas City Council cracked down on yard sales Wednesday but postponed votes on new restrictions for those with broken-down cars sitting in their driveways and other recommended regulations intended to make neighborhoods ...
9:24 a.m.
NLV council briefs for Oct. 2, 2003
Gregory Rose, acting North Las Vegas city manager since July 25, was appointed to the position permanently on Wednesday.
9:21 a.m.
Takeover attempted at disputed tribal casino
TAMA, Iowa -- A takeover attempt at Meskwaki tribal offices and the tribe's lucrative casino failed early Wednesday, casino officials said.
9:20 a.m.
Fountains to run as exemptions considered
More than a month after drought restrictions took effect in Las Vegas, 25 fountains -- in office parks, businesses and at the Fremont Street Experience -- will continue operating until at least November.
9:20 a.m.
State says it will fight fed ruling on inmates
CARSON CITY -- The state attorney general's office said Wednesday it disagrees with a federal appeals court ruling that administrators in the Nevada prison system are open to a civil lawsuit for violating the constitutional ...
9:20 a.m.
LV City Council prepares for sewer rate, connections increases
With very little discussion, Las Vegas City Council directed staff to draft an ordinance that would raise sewer rates and connection fees to offset the cost of construction over the last 10 years, and to ...
9:19 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Destroying our heritage
Congress sure moved in a hurry to pass a bill enforcing the use of a no-call list for telemarketers to follow. Seldom does that deliberative body move with such speed. This week they have another ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Rich should pay for war in Iraq
He said there is precedent for such a policy. In World War I, the rate for the richest was 77 percent. In World War II, the rate reached 90 percent. In 1980, the rate was ...
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Working illegal aliens should become citizens
This is important to all of us. The fewer undocumented aliens there are in this country, the more ability we have to identify who's actually here. This interest goes to the heart of the security ...
8:59 a.m.
Basic High grad keeps them flying
Navy Airman Jasmine Miller, daughter of Melissa Towbin of Las Vegas, is one of those sailors who makes sure the Navy can carry out its mission.
8:58 a.m.
Education Department official to visit two schools
Hickok will visit Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy on West Lake Mead Boulevard in the morning and is slated to stop by Odyssey Charter School later in the day.
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: Are we there yet?
Nonetheless, many Las Vegans who commute every day would disagree with the Texas Traffic Institute's assessment. Statistics can be meaningless in the real world. An average is just that and doesn't factor in all sorts ...
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Stay tough on valley's water plan
There is some encouraging news here, however. City Manager Doug Selby reported to the council that his staff is leaning toward recommending an ordinance based on the drought plan that would make it clear that ...
8:54 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 2, 2003
The Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring two family fishing days from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 15 at Lake Las Vegas.
8:53 a.m.
Inch by Inch: Nevada Theatre Company tackles complexities of 'Hedwig'
"I just sat there at the end," the Las Vegas theater director said.
8:22 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: President needs some serious help
Of is he blessed with some divine guidance that evades us mortals?
8:19 a.m.

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