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Archive for October 8, 2003

Nevada politicians split on recall's effect
As Californians elected Arnold Schwarzenegger governor, Nevada politicians from both sides of the aisle headed to the Strip for separate fund-raisers Tuesday night.
11:30 a.m.
Extent of Roy's injuries won't be known for weeks
Although it is "all but miraculous" that illusionist and animal trainer Roy Horn lived through a tiger attack, his neurosurgeon said it will be weeks before the extent of the damage is known.
11:27 a.m.
Gaming opponents cheer Schwarzenegger win
The election of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the office of governor of California has created an opportunity for gambling opponents nationwide, a leading opponent of the industry said.
11:26 a.m.
Nevada consumer advocate formally responds to audit
CARSON CITY -- State Consumer Advocate Tim Hay said Tuesday the deceptive trade and anti-trust units in his office have been a moneymaker for the state and they should not be pulled out from under ...
11:26 a.m.
DOE, Congress still locked in fight on naming nuke waste
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department will continue to push Congress for authority to reclassify radioactive waste despite a move made by lawmakers last week to prevent that.
11:16 a.m.
Arizona sanctuary worker bitten by tiger
Roy Horn is not the only Roy in the region who is recovering from a tiger attack.
11:15 a.m.
Siegfried: 'We'll get through this together'
Despite reports in a German newspaper quoting Siegfried Fischbacher declaring "our show will go on," local officials associated with Siegfried & Roy say the show is closed.
11:14 a.m.
Harter gets mostly good grades from respondents to survey
Few UNLV faculty members responded to an invitation to evaluate their leader, university president Carol Harter, but of those who did participate in a campus-wide survey had mixed reviews.
11:13 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- SPIRITED -- Draws good post for sprint opener, Krone atop O'Neill trainee, sans blinkers, backers hope for a Spirited graduation. MYSTERIOUS PEACE -- Draws outside post in maiden/claiming dash, Smith scales Hofmans ...
11:12 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING
11:12 a.m.
Galardi tries to sell strip clubs
"Galardi's attorneys have met with our attorneys and have told them that he (Galardi) is actively trying to sell the clubs," county spokeswoman Stacey Welling said.
11:12 a.m.
LV clarifies policy on leave without pay
Assemblyman Wendell Williams was within city policy when he turned in time cards showing hours worked at his municipal job while he was on a leave of absence to serve in the Legislature, but that ...
11:09 a.m.
Ensign bill sets rules on keeping big cats
Although a bill introduced earlier this year by Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., would not ban exotic animals in shows such as Siegfried & Roy's, the legislation would make it harder to move pet lions and ...
11:08 a.m.
UNLV women ranked fifth, but they have loftier goals
DENVER -- UNLV Lady Rebels basketball coach Regina Miller didn't exactly sound pleased when asked to comment about the Mountain West Conference's women's preseason poll.
11:07 a.m.
Ex-missionary charged with fondling girls
A former Mormon missionary has been charged with fondling two girls who were in his care during a church service in May.
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Cecola getting foot back in door
On March 9, 1998, following his federal tax conviction, Sam Cecola -- a man investigators believed had ties to organized crime in Chicago -- voluntarily agreed to surrender his license to run Club Paradise rather ...
11:07 a.m.
Downtown Arts District finally becoming reality
Despite years of talk and the slow pace of development, promoters of the downtown Arts District say their experiment is about to become a success.
11:06 a.m.
LV officials hail office building
Mayor Oscar Goodman and other city officials are hailing a multimillion-dollar office building as a prime example of what Las Vegas needs more of -- "infill" development.
11:06 a.m.
Police say mob gathered to 'get' teenager
About 20 associates of the 311 Boyz gang allegedly congregated outside a northwest Las Vegas home early Sunday and called out to two men who lived there and threatened to beat and stab them, police ...
11:06 a.m.
St. Rose facing vote on union
Nearly 600 nurses from St. Rose Dominican hospitals in Henderson will vote on whether to unionize on Nov. 7 and 8.
10:58 a.m.
LV union watching Calif. labor dispute
Members of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 711, which represents 7,000 grocery store workers in Nevada and Utah, still have a year ahead of them before their labor contracts expire.
10:57 a.m.
School opening in Henderson
The school will be on Paseo Verde Parkway near St. Rose Parkway in the Green Valley Corporate Center South office park. Classes begin in January.
10:56 a.m.
Whistleblower suit settled
Matthew Whitley sued for wrongful termination in state and federal court in May. The suit accused Coke of rigging a marketing test three years ago to inflate the popularity of Frozen Coke at Burger King ...
10:55 a.m.
Recall petition of Guinn still going forward
CARSON CITY -- The efforts to recall Gov. Kenny Guinn are still going forward to collect 128,000 signatures by Nov. 25, a spokesman for the movement said today.
10:53 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: A-list celebs sending prayers Roy's way
"I wish there was something I could do for Roy besides pray," Celine Dion told VegasBeat during a phone conversation Tuesday.
10:46 a.m.
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10:30 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 8, 2003
Dany Heatley will be allowed to attend the funeral Fridday of the Atlanta Thrashers teammate whose life he is accused of ending.
10:26 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Ganassi expects big things from ex-Vegan Renna
During his 16 years as a team owner in CART and now the IRL, Ganassi has been responsible for identifying and developing such drivers as Juan Montoya, Bruno Junqueira and Scott Dixon. Montoya won a ...
10:15 a.m.
Drivers won't be decisive in LVI
Tiger Woods caused a sizable stir earlier this season by suggesting he knew of at least one player using an illegal "hot" driver and saying that more must be done to protect the integrity of ...
10:09 a.m.
UNLV picked to finish in middle of pack
Men 1. BYU (13)144
10:07 a.m.
Option presents challenge for Rebels
As UNLV prepares to open its Mountain West Conference season Saturday, it is considering its options.
9:53 a.m.
Pair indicted in fake check scam
Two men were indicted Tuesday in Las Vegas on charges of passing $800,000 in fraudulent cashier's checks to the MGM Grand drawn from the same fictitious California bank branch that a Michigan man was using ...
9:53 a.m.
Governor says Lincoln Park needs new owner
Carcieri met Tuesday with Claes Hultman, chairman of Wembley PLC, the British parent of Lincoln Park and Aurora, Colo.-based Wembley USA, which is backing a ballot measure to add video gambling at Colorado racetracks.
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Fryatt zeroes in on ending slump
It hasn't been a problem keeping track of Edward Fryatt's golf earnings this year.
9:49 a.m.
City clarifies policy on leave without pay
In the wake of controversy over how Assemblyman Wendell Williams billed for time as a city employee, Las Vegas City Manager Douglas Selby sent out a memo on Friday explaining the policy to all department ...
9:46 a.m.
Attorneys argue against death penalty for woman
Attorneys for the mother charged with beating her children to death with a baseball bat hope that prosecutors drop consideration of the death penalty because of the woman's mental illness.
9:45 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 8, 2003
Harry H. Asai, 78, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospice. He was born July 10, 1925, in Honolulu. A resident for 12 years, he was a retired civil service engineer and a ...
9:43 a.m.
Nevada urges new data in education funding
WASHINGTON -- Nevada lawmakers are continuing to push for federal consideration of newer population figures for certain education grants, a move that could bring millions of extra dollars to the state.
9:41 a.m.
Politicians split on effect of California governor's recall on Nevada businesses
As Californians elected Arnold Schwarzenegger governor, Nevada politicians from both sides of the aisle headed to the Strip for separate fund-raisers Tuesday night.
9:40 a.m.
High court denies appeal of LV killer
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Tuesday rejected the appeal of a man sentenced to death in 1989 for the hammer and knife slaying of a 71-year-old woman in Clark County.
9:38 a.m.
Federal plan called threat to state banking laws
CARSON CITY -- Assembly Majority Leader Barbara Buckley said Tuesday that she opposes a proposed federal regulation that she says would prevent states from enforcing predatory lending laws against banks.
9:35 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 8, 2003
The man charged with shooting his girlfriend to death outside a Las Vegas karaoke bar in August pleaded not guilty to murder and robbery charges in Clark County District Court Tuesday.
9:33 a.m.
Casino dispute at center of Wisconsin recall effort
MADISON, Wis. -- State Sen. Gary George asked a state appeals court Tuesday to stop or delay a recall election against him tied to the issue of controlling Indian casinos in the state.
9:19 a.m.
Thieves target casinos with phony credit cards
The Indianapolis Star reported today that at least $62,000 was swindled from five Lake Michigan casinos in northwest Indiana -- including more than $26,000 at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
9:15 a.m.
Calif. resident wins $10.7 mil.
This week, the Bakersfield resident kept his winning streak alive. Finn walked out of a Nevada casino $10.7 million richer after just five spins on a $1 slot machine.
9:14 a.m.
Citizens' group favoring casino
The 16,000-member citizens' action group was expected to announce its support for the project today.
9:13 a.m.
Merger deal sealed
The terms of the deal announced today were largely unchanged from a preliminary agreement reached a month ago.
9:11 a.m.
Retailer closing 150 stores
The closings cover 13 percent of the retailer's 1,119 stores. The privately held company announced the moves to employees Tuesday but declined to specify which locations would be jettisoned.
9:09 a.m.
Task force offers UMC reforms
A citizens group presented its recommendations to the Clark County Commission for reforming the financially troubled University Medical Center system Tuesday, but many of the recommendations are already in place.
9:01 a.m.
County proposes rules against fountain exemptions
The Strip's resorts would no longer have to apply for a special permit to keep their water fountains running under a proposed ordinance to be voted on later this month.
9:00 a.m.
Regent fights land swap for airport
The legal battle between a member of the state Board of Regents and Clark County moved out of the courtroom and into the County Commission chambers Tuesday.
8:57 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 8, 2003
The Nevada Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International will hold its 2003 annual Walk to Cure Diabetes at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
8:56 a.m.
Critics' dander up over pollution rules
Clark County adopted a raft of new air quality regulations Tuesday, but most people will notice little difference from the ones already on the books, officials said.
8:56 a.m.
School District sees successful bond sale
An optimistic outlook for the future of Southern Nevada's economy helped the Clark County School District sell $400 million in general obligation building bonds Tuesday.
8:56 a.m.
Letter: Death penalty should be banned
Too many innocent people have been executed. Who are we as human beings to judge whether a person, guilty or innocent, should live or die?
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Second-hand smoke is form of child abuse
As a libertarian, I cannot bring myself to ask that laws be passed preventing adult Americans from exercising what some deem to be a "right" to harm their children in this way. But I can ...
8:55 a.m.
Henderson school wins fitness honor
Every year the award is presented to the three schools in each state that rank highest in the number of students who score at or above the 85th percentile on the President's physical fitness challenge.
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: Base fee on university's future need
The Board of Regents will debate the question at its fall meeting, which begins today and extends through Thursday. The regents debated the issue at length during their August meeting in Reno and approved the ...
8:53 a.m.
Editorial: No deadline break for Yucca application
The license application must provide answers to hundreds of technical questions about how the Energy Department intends to safely bury high-level nuclear waste under the mountain. To date there are 194 questions that do not ...
8:52 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: LV elite lend a helping paw to furry friends
The combination pet auction/fund-raiser, co-sponsored by linen legend Pratesi, benefitted Lied Animal Shelter. The no-kill facility at 655 N. Mojave Road is scheduled for expansion soon, and more money is needed.
8:24 a.m.
Lecture schedule
"Poetry Reading." Alan Michael Parker, associate professor from Davidson College, will read from his book, "Love Song with Motor Vehicles," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Barrick Museum Auditorium.
8:23 a.m.
Fabulous Forum: UNLV spans the globe in University Forum lecture series
There were the bogs and fields where Tolkien played as a child, the homes where the professor wrote his famous books and the cemetery where he was laid to rest.
8:23 a.m.

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