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Archive for October 9, 2003

UNLV admitted 28 students who didn't make grade
Some students were admitted to UNLV without going through the proper channels, a university system audit revealed Wednesday.
11:24 a.m.
Siegfried: Tiger confused, attempted to protect Roy
The white tiger that critically injured Roy Horn did not attack him -- it was just confused and was trying to protect him, Horn's partner, Siegfried Fischbacher and Bernie Yuman, the duo's longtime manager said ...
11:22 a.m.
U.S. stocks at highest level of year on strong economic news
NEW YORK -- Investors pleased by positive economic news and upbeat earnings from Genentech and Yahoo! sent stocks sharply higher today, lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a new high for the year.
11:22 a.m.
Bad luck reduces take of LV Strip casinos
CARSON CITY -- Casinos along the Las Vegas Strip suffered their worst month in more than one year with winnings down 10.4 percent in August, the state reported today.
11:20 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Oct. 9, 2003
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State lottery officials have tried to crack down on businesses that allegedly violate or skirt the law when they host the lottery's video poker-type machines, according to filings in the pending Supreme ...
11:20 a.m.
Simon ends hostile bid for Taubman
DETROIT -- Simon Property Group Inc. on Wednesday withdrew its hostile $1.7 billion takeover bid for rival shopping mall developer Taubman Centers Inc.
11:20 a.m.
Former Treasure Island gets face lift
This spring, the company announced plans to remake itself, shedding its swashbuckling pirate-fight show in front of the hotel-casino in favor of a "Sirens of TI" show, a sexed-up "battle" featuring scantily clad women. The ...
11:20 a.m.
Siegfried: 'The show is our life'
In his first interviews with the U.S. media since his partner was critically injured, Siegfried Fischbacher ranged from teary poetics about his 44 years of shows and friendship with Roy Horn to a description of ...
11:16 a.m.
Kohl's Vegas-area stores ready for grand openings
Kohl's Department Stores will have its grand opening Friday for its first three Las Vegas-area stores and industry experts said an expansion of the retailer into other parts of the valley is likely.
11:13 a.m.
Henderson bank's profit up
The company, which operates eight Silver State Bank branches in the Las Vegas Valley, said the results mark an 88 percent increase from net income of $707,000, or 54 cents per share, in the same ...
11:13 a.m.
Station delays hearing on Summerlin tower
Opposition to a planned 300-foot-tall hotel tower in Summerlin prompted Station Casinos on Wednesday to take the issue off tonight's agenda of the county Planning Commission.
11:10 a.m.
Walters gets OK to remove two golf courses
Clark County soon will have two fewer golf courses.
11:10 a.m.
Plans to build mental hospital opposed
Residents in a western Las Vegas neighborhood are upset about a proposal to build the valley's sorely needed 190-bed psychiatric hospital near their homes.
11:08 a.m.
Over a barrel: Tax protester wants to strip government waste
Asuit of bright red long johns. A barrel. And an anti-tax crusade.
11:08 a.m.
Some lawmakers may have to make choice
Public employees who could face a decision of whether to give up their Assembly seats or their jobs say they have taken steps in the workplace toward protecting themselves from being in violation of the ...
11:08 a.m.
MTR executives endure grilling by regulators
CARSON CITY -- West Virginia-based MTR Gaming, which owns the Ramada Inn and Speedway Casino in North Las Vegas, gained preliminary approval Wednesday for a permanent license on a 2-1 vote by the state Gaming ...
11:05 a.m.
Judge orders Ewing to state mental hospital
The woman accused of beating her children to death with a baseball bat was ordered this morning to the state's mental hospital by District Judge Joseph Bonaventure.
11:03 a.m.
DMV says Williams received notice
CARSON CITY -- The state Department of Motor Vehicles is taking issue with the claim by Assemblyman Wendell Williams that he was never notified his driver's license was suspended.
10:59 a.m.
Nevada leading U.S. in percentage of women smokers
Nevada has the greatest percentage of female smokers in the nation, according to a report by the National Women's Law Center and the Center for Women's Health at Oregon Health & Science University.
10:58 a.m.
Valley gets half of request for preparedness funds
While Mayor Oscar Goodman is due to deliver a speech Friday about the need for regional preparedness for emergency situations such as a terror attack, the federal government announced a $5.9 million grant to be ...
10:57 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 9, 2003
A second drug test indicates U.S. sprinter Kelli White used a stimulant during the World Championships this summer, when she won two gold medals, track's world governing body said today in Paris. The results confirmed ...
10:41 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Neil plays rough in charitable cause
"You are not going to want to miss a minute of this," Neil, a Las Vegas resident, told VegasBeat.
10:34 a.m.
Going low on day one
Forget about Southern Highlands. It looked more like Steve Flesch was lining up his second shot at No. 2 as a putt-putt masterpiece at Scandia, aiming some 8 feet to the side of the cup ...
10:27 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
2nd Race -- PALMEIRO -- Espinoza on Sadler trainee for owners Moss, draws good spot for mile claimer, sits the trip for the win here? SPICY STUFF -- Draws inner box in five-horse two-turner, hustling ...
10:16 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING Post Time 1 p.m.
10:13 a.m.
Frosh stands tall as starter
UNLV nose tackle Howie Fuimaono is an example that good things come in not-so-small packages.
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Lack of sponsor has LVI close to missing the cut
Across from the main gate at the TPC at Summerlin, site of three-fifths of this week's Las Vegas Invitational, a vacant lot is being excavated.
10:10 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Back in business
The temptation, the lure of fighting again ensnared Maalikk Brown.
10:06 a.m.
Former Rebels rise on first day
UNLV men's golf coach Dwaine Knight made his way around the TPC at Summerlin course throughout Wednesday's opening round of the Las Vegas Invitational. With all the former Rebels taking part in the tournament, the ...
10:01 a.m.
Morgan does the bullying now
As dusk swiftly turned to pitch black Wednesday night just off the 18th green at Southern Highlands Golf Course, John E. Morgan sort of shivered.
9:59 a.m.
9:57 a.m.
One step at a time, Basic back to basics
Football coaches love mottos and motivational words, and Basic's Cliff Frazier is no exception.
9:56 a.m.
Gorman girls on a roll with Sunset tournament next
As a golf coach, Bishop Gorman's Kelsey McCall teaches his girls how to improve their putts, strengthen their drives, and work themselves out of a bunker.
9:54 a.m.
Attorney: Lozano did not shoot 9-year-old girl
Special Public Defender Bret Whipple told a jury that there was no evidence that his client fired the gun that killed a 9-year-old girl who was playing in front of her apartment.
9:51 a.m.
Expulsion upheld for friend of teen who died
A Clark County School District expulsion review panel on Wednesday upheld the punishment handed down to a Boulder City High School senior for his alleged involvement with drugs and Johnny Aquino in the hours before ...
9:50 a.m.
Nye School District gets federal grant
The Nye County School District is the only school district in Nevada that is getting a piece of $38 million in federal grants being distributed for emergency response and crisis management planning.
9:50 a.m.
Siegfried: Tiger confused, tried to protect Roy
The white tiger that critically injured Roy Horn did not attack him -- it was just confused and accidentally injured him while trying to protect him, Horn's partner, Siegfried Fischbacher and the duo's longtime manager ...
9:50 a.m.
Yucca critics cite foul-up with reactor shipment
WASHINGTON -- The lack of communication involved in a radioactive waste shipment this week illustrates safety concerns for the proposed Yucca Mountain federal nuclear waste storage site, project critics said Wednesday.
9:48 a.m.
County hopes to land on a good spot for tour heliport
Thirteen sites in the southern part of Clark County are being considered as possible locations for a heliport from which, ideally, all Grand Canyon tours from the area would be based, County Aviation Director Randy ...
9:48 a.m.
Metro cop facing third DUI charge
A Metro Police officer who has been charged three times with DUI in the last 18 months and who drove a patrol car while his license was revoked is continuing to collect a paycheck from ...
9:41 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 9, 2003
A hearing in Juvenile Court to determine whether an alleged member of the 311 Boyz gang will be considered an adult when he faces felony assault charges was postponed Wednesday and will be held Oct. ...
9:40 a.m.
Thunderbirds to fly at Nellis show
The Thunderbirds will be back in the air this weekend in Arkansas, and will fly in honor of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team's 50th anniversary at November's "Aviation Nation" air show at Nellis ...
9:36 a.m.
Downtown mall shoppers to have more places to park
Since the mall opened in August, the county -- concerned about liability and security issues -- has tried to chase away shoppers who have tried to park in the government lots.
9:32 a.m.
Consultant identifies best expansion sites
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The commission that regulates gambling in Iowa may choose to let state lawmakers decide whether any new gambling licenses should be allowed.
9:32 a.m.
NLV project advances
The hospital is planned for the northwest corner of Tropical Parkway and Losee Road but has been delayed for about a year because of studies needed to acquire funding. The private developers say they have ...
9:28 a.m.
Jobless claims decline
The Labor Department reported today that for the work week ending Oct. 4 new applications for jobless benefits dropped by a seasonally adjusted 23,000 to 382,000, the best showing since Feb. 8. That marked a ...
9:28 a.m.
Fire academy's financial woes growing worse
The struggling Fire Science Academy in the Northern Nevada town of Carlin is nearly in a state of code red, racking up a $38 million deficit in construction and operating costs as of this year, ...
9:27 a.m.
Douglas will replace Porter as chief judge
District Judge Michael Douglas will take over as chief judge for outgoing District Judge Gene Porter.
9:19 a.m.
Audit shows library district OK financially
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is financially healthy despite being turned down twice on a ballot question that would have raised taxes to build more libraries, according to draft audit being released today.
9:19 a.m.
School K-8 idea has its critics
A proposal to open a school that would serve kindergarten through eighth grade students was met largely with resistance by Henderson parents Wednesday, although Clark County School District officials tried to convince them of its ...
9:19 a.m.
Letter: VA clinics can be eliminated
Granted, there was a time and place, after World War II for example, that VA clinics and hospitals made sense. At that time civilian health care was ill equipped to handle the specialized care veterans ...
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Gibbons names nations helping in terrorism war
It is my pleasure to name the countries contributing in the effort to protect freedom at home and abroad to both the letter's author and the readers of the Las Vegas Sun. In fact, I ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: A political stunner
Some Republicans referred to Schwarzenegger's victory as a return to "Reagan Country" for California, but Schwarzenegger has yet to prove he is a match for Ronald Reagan. The former president, an actor himself who was ...
8:56 a.m.
Editorial: Using older data hurts our schools
Currently, school districts are compelled to use data from the 2000 census when they apply for the grants -- data that was actually gathered in 1999. For the fast-growing Clark County School District, which has ...
8:56 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 9, 2003
"Thunder From Down Under" will host a second annual benefit show for the Golden Rainbow, a nonprofit group that serves people with HIV and AIDS, 2 p.m. Sunday in Merlin's Theater at the Excalibur.
8:55 a.m.
Palo Verde High graduate part of elite White House unit
Army Pfc. Devin Harris, Palo Verde High School class of 2002 and nephew of Montie Lowe of Las Vegas, has arrived for duty at Fort Myer, Va., for a three-year assignment with the 3rd Infantry, ...
8:55 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 9, 2003
Olivia Banks, 86, of Las Vegas died Sept. 20 in a local hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1917, in Wells, Miss., she was a resident for 15 years.
8:25 a.m.
Obituaries for October 9, 2003
Olivia Banks, 86, of Las Vegas died Sept. 20 in a local hospital. Born Aug. 19, 1917, in Wells, Miss., she was a resident for 15 years.
8:23 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: A time for miracles
And I have not been alone. All of Las Vegas and a significant part of the rest of the world has been saddened at the news last Friday night that Roy Horn was critically injured ...
8:22 a.m.
Guest Star: Estefan's 'Live & Unwrapped' production visits Caesars
While Celine Dion takes a few days off, the Cuban superstar will perform "Gloria Estefan Live & Unwrapped" in conjunction with the release of "Unwrapped," her first English-language album in six years.
8:22 a.m.
Highlights of August 2003 revenue report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $813.6 million win, down 3.1 percent.
6:59 a.m.
Las Vegas Course Scores
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3:56 a.m.
Dominant Carmichael still has motivation
Ricky Carmichael has accomplished so much during his relatively brief professional motocross career that he seemingly has nothing left to prove.
1:49 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: NHRA season titles won't be decided in Las Vegas this time
Last year's ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals were notable in that three drivers clinched season championships by winning their respective pro categories at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
1:48 a.m.

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