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Sports briefs for October 10, 2003
The Wranglers, in their inaugural season in the ECHL, will play the Condors again Oct. 24 in their regular-season home opener.
11:36 a.m.
Website selling fake handicapped parking permits is shut down
Thanks to the fine print, state authorities couldn't shut down a website that sold fake Nevada handicapped parking permits, but the Internet service provider could and did.
11:33 a.m.
Jury told man approached officers
A convenience store clerk testifying at a coroner's inquest into the fatal shooting of a man by Metro Police said the man waved a foot-long knife in his face before advancing on two police officers.
11:32 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Oct. 10, 2003
ATLANTA -- The Georgia Lottery Corp.'s board of directors has selected an executive recruiting firm to lead its national search for a president and chief executive.
11:31 a.m.
No schools listed as dangerous in Nevada
CARSON CITY -- The state Education Department said today that, after careful evaluation, officials have found no schools in Nevada are "persistently dangerous."
11:29 a.m.
34 percent of Nevada schools make 'watch list'
Thirty-four percent of the state's schools have been placed on the "watch list" for failing to meet standards for yearly progress in a number of categories, the state Department of Education said today that.
11:29 a.m.
Lobbyist pays $100 for champagne
CARSON CITY -- John Cummings, government relations officer and lobbyist for the Community College of Southern Nevada, paid $100 for a bottle of champagne for embattled Assemblyman Wendell Williams and his controversial female companion during ...
11:28 a.m.
Magazine cites LV company as takeover target
Boyd Gaming Corp. -- which owns the Stardust hotel-casino on the Strip, Sam's Town off the Boulder Highway as well as the downtown Las Vegas Main Street Station, Fremont and California hotel-casino properties -- was ...
11:27 a.m.
Student stifling angers regent
Regent Mark Alden stormed out of a Board of Regents meeting Thursday after a vote effectively kept students from commenting on an item that significantly raised the cost of attending school.
11:23 a.m.
Williams defends self on TV
Assemblyman Wendell Williams went on television to clear his name Thursday. When he pulled into the lot at Las Vegas ONE, he parked his silver BMW in a marked handicapped spot.
11:23 a.m.
Ex-friend files for protection
John Cummings, a former longtime friend of Assemblyman Wendell Williams and a figure at the center of the controversy over hiring a young woman at Community College of Southern Nevada, has filed for whistleblower protection.
11:23 a.m.
More mental health funding is sought
Emergency room physicians and Metro Police plan to again press Nevada legislators for state funds that they say are desperately needed to tackle pressing mental health care issues in Southern Nevada.
11:22 a.m.
Siegfried & Roy memorabilia a hot commodity
Siegfried & Roy are no longer performing, but the act continues to be a hot ticket.
11:22 a.m.
Schools not reaching goals
Nearly 30 percent of Clark County campuses have not shown the "adequate yearly progress" demanded by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but that doesn't mean the schools are failing, Clark County School District ...
11:22 a.m.
FBI probes possible strong-arm tactics during battle over taxes
CARSON CITY -- The FBI has started an inquiry into possible witness intimidation during the tax battle at the 2003 Legislature.
11:22 a.m.
Legendary trombonist Fontana dies
Legendary jazz trombonist Carl Fontana died Thursday at a Las Vegas Alzheimer's facility listening to the music that was his life.
11:21 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Sandoval plays the name game
He has added "Nevada Department of Justice" to the office's logo.
11:21 a.m.
Sun reporter honored
Shubinski received the 2003 Best Print Media Award from the Texas Council of Child Welfare Boards.
11:19 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: He Beat Me ... but we are all paying attention
Two guys walk into a shoestore at a mall in Lakeland, on Florida's west coast, in February. The store attendant asks one of them, "are you a ballplayer? You're built like a ballplayer."
11:13 a.m.
Union's complaint meant to oust Deane
The union representing Clark County workers today filed a complaint with the Nevada Ethics Commission in an effort to remove Clark County Recorder Fran Deane from office.
11:12 a.m.
Top execs' pay revealed
While the pay for co-chief operating officers Robert G. Britz and Catherine R. Kinney was nowhere near the $187 million package that toppled former chief executive and chairman Dick Grasso, Reed noted it was set ...
11:11 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Ramirez working way up the motocross ranks
Tommy Ramirez is making up for lost time.
11:10 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Rebels must begin anew as conference play opens
At 4-1 heading into its Mountain West Conference debut at Air Force Saturday, the UNLV football team needs just two more wins to qualify for a bowl game, which suddenly seems like Sergei Bubka setting ...
11:09 a.m.
Builder's profit soars
M.D.C. Holdings Inc., Colorado's largest home builder and parent company to Las Vegas builder Richmond American Homes, said third-quarter earnings rose 50 percent, fueled by expansion in existing markets and into new markets.
10:51 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Sinatra recording not entirely pro-Bono
In this corner, Nancy Sinatra. In that corner, U2 frontman Bono.
10:50 a.m.
Looking to adopt? It isn't a local issue
All-time series -- Panthers lead, 2-0.
10:42 a.m.
Saturday's matchup
Edge: UNLV. UNLV pass offense vs. Air Force pass defense The Falcons lead the MWC with nine interceptions after recording just 12 picks the entire 2002 season. Air Force switched to a 3-3-5 defense to ...
10:36 a.m.
Fishing on the upswing throughout Lake Mead
Anglers reported to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) that fishing has picked up significantly throughout all of Lake Mead.
10:31 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Lake Mead provides activities for all
On Oct. 8, 1964, Congress designated Lake Mead National Recreation Area as this nation's first national recreation area within the National Park Service system.
10:29 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- ARE YOU LOOKN -- Valenzuela atop Hendricks trainee, draws good post for mile opener, backers hope Are You Lookn in rear view mirror at foes for diploma. SUTTER STREET -- Draws rail ...
10:24 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING Post Time 12:30 p.m.
10:22 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Contenders separating themselves
We would be out of the playoffs in the National Football League, National Basketball Association, and Major League Baseball.
10:17 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 10, 2003
A man found guilty of stabbing his girlfriend to death in February 2000 was sentenced to life in prison Thursday with the possibility of parole after 20 years.
10:06 a.m.
Brown's comeback ends abruptly
Maalikk Brown's comeback lasted all of 37 seconds.
9:59 a.m.
BMW, tractor-trailer crash in Sloan
The incident occurred about 5:15 a.m. Highway Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Angie Wolff said the car was going at a high rate of speed as the tractor-trailer merged onto the highway from an entrance ramp. The ...
9:56 a.m.
Four finalists picked to vie for D.C. statue
CARSON CITY -- Four artists, including one from Nevada, have been selected as finalists to create a bronze sculpture of Indian leader Sarah Winnemucca to represent Nevada in the National Statuary Hall in the U.S. ...
9:55 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Money keeps Lehman hungry for success
Tom Lehman had just signed his scorecard and was coming out of the trailer when he was stopped by a reporter and, moments later, a woman in her mid-30s.
9:54 a.m.
Flesch, Verplank lead field
There are two facts of which any spectator can be fairly certain this weekend at the $4 million Las Vegas Invitational.
9:52 a.m.
Student-muffling angers regent
Regent Mark Alden stormed out of a Board of Regents meeting Thursday after a vote effectively kept students from commenting on an item that significantly raised the cost of attending school.
9:52 a.m.
Roy remains critical
Roy Horn remained in critical condition at University Medical Center on Thursday night after last week's onstage tiger attack during the Siegfried & Roy show, Mirage spokeswoman Yvette Monet said.
9:51 a.m.
UNLV gets test in MWC opener
Better late than never.
9:49 a.m.
Dental school deal commits students to seven years
UNLV officials presented a plan to the Board of Regents Thursday that would mean a multimillion-dollar deal for the dental school but would potentially lock students into a seven-year agreement that some regents described as ...
9:48 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 10, 2003
Jerel K. Coffman, 72, of Indian Springs died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 11, 1931, in New Hope, Ark. A resident for 43 years, he was a retired forestry aid and ...
9:48 a.m.
Accidents snarl traffic; man found dead
The accident was one of many Thursday, including two major one that snarled traffic in Las Vegas but did not cause any serious injuries, police said.
9:47 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 10, 2003
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was scheduled to meet with families and PTA members of Estes McDoniel Elementary School in Henderson at 5:45 p.m. today.
9:47 a.m.
Lawyer: Perkins hopes to run despite Hatch Act violations
A lawyer for Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, D-Henderson, plans to address a federal opinion that could prevent Perkins from running for a seventh term without retiring from his job as deputy police chief in Henderson.
9:46 a.m.
Man arrested in case of alleged impersonation
Metro Police arrested a man Wednesday whom they say posed as a deputy district attorney and promised people he would get their loved ones out of jail in exchange for a fee.
9:46 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 7-Eleven, 475 Capovilla Ave.; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nevada Care Health Insurance, 10600 W. Charleston Blvd.; Sprint, 330 S. Valley View Blvd.
9:46 a.m.
Two homes hit by intruders
Metro Police are investigating two separate home invasions that occurred early Thursday morning on opposite sides of town, but with similar suspects.
9:33 a.m.
Lobbyist pays $100 for bottle of champagne for Williams
CARSON CITY -- John Cummings, a lobbyist for the Community College of Southern Nevada, paid $100 for a bottle of champagne for embattled Assemblyman Wendell Williams and his controversial female companion during the 2003 Legislature, ...
9:32 a.m.
Suspect tied to similar home invasions in valley
The man charged with breaking into a Henderson woman's home and forcing her to drive to an ATM to withdraw money early Sunday also allegedly confessed to a nearly identical crime that happened last month ...
9:30 a.m.
Brothers say they were in wrong place at wrong time
Two brothers who have been identified by Metro Police as associates of the 311 Boyz say they are actually victims of overzealous cops and were in the wrong place at the wrong time in northwest ...
9:30 a.m.
Where I Stand -- MIke O'Callaghan: Buying more trouble
The full-court press has been put on Turkey to contribute troops to the coalition now occupying Iraq. In September the United States added some sugar, in the form of an $8.5 billion loan, to the ...
9:20 a.m.
Letter: White tigers are being kept safe
These devoted animal lovers have dedicated their lives to the animals in every way, including training and caring for the animals and educating the public. They are more than financially capable of accommodating and caring ...
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Siegfried, Roy deserve accolades
I am reading so much about how animals shouldn't be performing, etc., etc., etc. It is a shame more news people do not look at facts before writing, as you have obviously done.
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Berkley helps the cause of Nevada's disabled veterans
Nevada's other two congressmen, Jon Porter and Jim Gibbons, both Republicans, have decided it's better to please the administration than to help Nevada's disabled veterans.
9:17 a.m.
ATC selected to run new high-tech MAX bus system
ATC, the Chicago-based company that operates the public bus system under a Regional Transportation Commission contract, has been pegged to run another form of the region's mass transit system.
9:16 a.m.
Editorial: Re-evaluate DUI policy for officers
This particular arrest, however, was especially noteworthy -- the officer had also been arrested in April 2002 for DUI. Although that arrest did not result in a formal charge, he was suspended from the police ...
9:16 a.m.
Editorial: Back to the future
School administrators have put forward good reasons for turning back the clock. Students would be able to attend one campus for nine years, providing the continuity that would enable them and their families to know ...
9:16 a.m.
Massachusetts lottery ads to focus on jackpots
BOSTON -- Sometime before the end of the year, television viewers will be treated to their first glimpse of advertising for the Massachusetts Lottery in nearly a decade.
9:14 a.m.
Public-private solutions urged to help homeless
A top health official from the Department of Veterans Affairs told state lawmakers that Nevada could reduce homelessness by encouraging mental health care agencies to team up with housing authorities.
9:13 a.m.
Net Profits
What: Lvlocalmusicscene.com's fifth anniversary concert featuring Clockwise, Corner Stone, By Deaths Design, FFI and Yesterdays Tomorrow.
9:10 a.m.
'Taming' takes stage in Henderson
The humorous tale of a man's effort to tame his spoiled and hot-headed wife is part of the Arts Council of Henderson's 17th Nevada Shakespeare in the Park.
9:06 a.m.
Columnist Geoff Carter: Ten years later, 'Lion King' has lost none of its quality
"It was supposed to be a movie no one cared about," says former Walt Disney Pictures executive Peter Schneider of one of the studio's animated films. Animators clamored to be taken off the picture and ...
9:06 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Successful 'Grand Slam' complemented by great food
The "Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's Grand Slam for Children" Saturday at MGM Grand Arena attracted a record number of supporters and was a well-orchestrated evening full of culinary highlights.
9:05 a.m.
Taylor tailors tunes to a maturing audience
The calendar has turned to October, so it's fitting that James Taylor's winding "October Road" leads him to Las Vegas this weekend.
9:04 a.m.
House's 'Blues' recordings from '40s remain stunning
Last week's Martin Scorsese-produced PBS series "The Blues" showcased some of the genre's legendary figures, from Skip James to Muddy Waters to B.B. King.
9:04 a.m.
Halloween Activities
Halloween bash
9:03 a.m.
'Sixtiesmania' a sample platter of decade's best
What: "Sixtiesmania."
9:02 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Bells 'n' whistles detract from rock 'n' roll
I've decided that I'm not a big fan of gimmicks at a rock 'n' roll concert.
9:00 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Sax man Poe looks back on dog days of career
There isn't much saxophonist David Poe hasn't seen or done during his 50-odd years as a professional musician.
8:58 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Answering the call of the wild
Eyore has found his tail but is still looking for an owner.
8:57 a.m.
Datebook for October 10, 2003
The French Club Sandwich film series begins with Francis Veber's "The Closet" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Admission is $3, and the program is not recommended for ...
8:56 a.m.
On Display for October 10, 2003
"Here & There: Exploring Regionalism," a 65-piece exhibit featuring the work of 11 established artists from Louisville, Ky., can be seen at the Brunz Rosowsky Gallery, the Contemporary Arts Collective and the Michael Wardle Gallery ...
8:54 a.m.
The World According to Oscar
"I wasn't interested in making money or working at a prestigious firm. I was interested in helping people. It was only a matter of luck that I made a lot of money helping people."
5:41 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: More scurrying, more questions
The lesson of Watergate still resonates three decades later: It's the cover-up, stupid. And as the week climaxed with a sensational and sensationalized story about the FBI looking into allegations of strong-arm tactics by lobbyists ...
5:40 a.m.
Review: 'Of Rats and Men' just Goodman telling own tale
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 12, 2003
5:40 a.m.
LV homicide puts mental health system under a microscope
Frank Lyles walked up to an innocent bystander, shot him to death, walked away and then wounded two policemen before he surrendered last month in central Las Vegas. No one disputes that. But no one ...
5:39 a.m.
Accept no imitations: Counterfeits, 'knockoffs' a growing problem
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 12, 2003
5:38 a.m.
Letter: Can't spend way out of recession
The Federal Reserve finances much of these deficits by creating new money, which lowers the value of everyone's savings, pensions and insurance. The policies being followed by our nation's leaders are the opposite of what ...
5:37 a.m.
Letter: Time to stop out-of-control growth in valley
Many times our leaders turned a blind eye to public opposition, master planning and overburdened schools and roads while voting contrary to what was in the community's best interest.
5:37 a.m.
Editorial: A reminder of dangers
Last week in Michigan an axle broke on a truck carrying a nuclear reactor vessel destined for a dump in South Carolina. Low-level nuclear waste was aboard the truck, not the high-level kind the Energy ...
5:34 a.m.
Editorial: Making the grade will be hard
Last week we learned that almost 30 percent of the schools in the Clark County School District have not shown the "adequate yearly progress" mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Year-round schools ...
5:33 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Nursing crisis needs treatment
But where will they get the nurses?
5:00 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Collecting a blood debt
Hezbollah or Party of God demanded that Israel withdraw from their security zone in Southern Lebanon. In 2000 the Israelis withdrew and the Hezbollah followed them right to the border and are now able to ...
4:56 a.m.
Amendment on marriage unsound
Chuck Muth, the executive director of the Nevada Republican Party from 1995 to 1996, is president of Citizen Outreach, a non-profit public policy organization in Washington, D.C., that advocates limited government. The views expressed are ...
4:55 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Shutting off Strip fountains would do wonders
Today, image is playing a role in our efforts to conserve water during a four-year drought. We are said to be wasting 30 billion gallons of water a year while Lake Mead continues to shrink.
4:53 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Casino plans are Flatley stated
The high-steppin' entertainer has plans to build an Irish-themed casino on the Strip.
4:52 a.m.
Les is More
For 14 years Primus reigned as perhaps the planet's most indescribable popular rock band.
4:51 a.m.
A time of remembrance
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 11, 2003
4:26 a.m.
Medieval festival a celebration of Shakespeare and swordsplay
Celtic music, chain mail and theatrics are expected to be among the highlights of this year's Renaissance Festival, which continues today and Sunday at Sunset Park.
4:26 a.m.

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