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Archive for October 13, 2003

UNR fails to pack it in, stuns Washington
It would appear that last week's 16-12 loss to UNLV wasn't as devastating as some of us down here thought it would be for the Nevada-Reno football team.
12:00 p.m.
L.A. firm buys North Las Vegas warehouse
In Business Las Vegas, a sister newspaper to the Las Vegas Sun, reported the buildings total about 410,000 square feet of warehouse space at the southeast corner of Craig Road and Flossmoor Street near Lamb ...
11:08 a.m.
Embattled assemblyman returns to city job
Assemblyman Wendell Williams returned to his Las Vegas city job this morning after weeks of controversy over excessive city cell phone use, collecting pay for weeks of time he did not work, and a relationship ...
11:06 a.m.
Palo Verde victory a work of pop art
Teams ranked by the Sun and Sparks Tribune.
11:05 a.m.
Officials formalize pact on water
The Interior Department, master of the Colorado River and Lake Mead, will conduct a formal signing ceremony Thursday for an agreement that preserves access to billions of gallons of Lake Mead water for Las Vegas.
11:05 a.m.
Early birds: Social service director wants to change ideas about his office
When the front door at Clark County's main Social Service office opened onto a line of about 80 people starting to feel the rising sun's heat at 6:30 on a recent morning, Ron Howard knew ...
11:04 a.m.
Residents are upset over city plans to add land
North Las Vegas is planning to annex 1,093 acres near Nellis Air Force Base and Interstate 15, a move that has some property owners upset over the higher taxes they would pay, while others say ...
11:03 a.m.
Dozens turn out for second vigil for Horn
Friends, family and fans raised candles toward illusionist Roy Horn's hospital room Sunday night in a tribute to the animal trainer who remains in critical but stable condition.
11:02 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Oct. 13, 2003
The refurbished Commercial Casino intends to reopen at the end of the week, 10 months after suffering heavy fire damage, Full House Inc. officials said.
11:01 a.m.
Stores remain open despite strike
Thousands of grocery employees waved picket signs and chanted pro-union slogans while three of the region's major supermarket chains hired replacement workers to keep stores open, staffed and stocked.
11:01 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 13, 2003
Metro Police officers witnessed a fatal shooting about 2:30 a.m. Saturday as they patrolled an area in the 3100 block of West Sahara Avenue, police said.
11:01 a.m.
Mining change praised, panned
WASHINGTON-- While Nevada mining companies will be able to expand or move forward with new business ventures based on a change to federal mining law handed down by the Interior Department on Friday, critics are ...
10:59 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 13, 2003
"An 11-team league can work, but does it work in the best way you would like to it to work from a number of different angles?" ACC commissioner Swofford said. "We found the answer to ...
10:58 a.m.
Nevada offficials seeking direct flights from China
RENO -- Nevada's trade delegation had a productive meeting with Chinese aviation officials in Beijing in a bid to revive direct passenger service to Las Vegas and begin air cargo routes to Reno, Lt. Gov. ...
10:58 a.m.
Harridge's second option too much for Rebels
As Meatloaf said, two out of three ain't bad, but then he never had to defend Air Force's triple-option offense.
10:57 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Legend Shoemaker left his mark on sport
The world of horse racing lost a legend and icon on Sunday. The world lost another great human being as well.
10:56 a.m.
Tracy, Gaughan make strides toward titles
Embroiled in tight championship battles in their respective series, Las Vegas residents Paul Tracy and Brendan Gaughan made the most of their race weekends.
10:55 a.m.
LV alters tactics in fighting sex-slave trade
Metro Police Sgt. Gilbert Shannon says he can always tell by the fear in their eyes.
10:50 a.m.
IGT stock rises on big Harrah's order
International Game Technology Inc. of Reno, the world's largest slot-machine maker, today said Harrah's Entertainment Inc. of Las Vegas agreed to purchase at least 11,000 slot machines that let gamblers wager with tickets instead of ...
10:44 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Comics carpet TV with shoddy material
Last week "Fox NFL Sunday" grad and Las Vegas native Jimmy Kimmel was criticized for doing a puppet skit on his late-night ABC show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," that satirized the serious tiger-mauling injuries suffered onstage ...
10:39 a.m.
Costly free fall for Flesch
As he walked to the seventh tee with a huge smile after draining a 30-foot birdie putt seconds earlier, Steve Flesch held the outright lead of the Las Vegas Invitational by one stroke over Stuart ...
10:08 a.m.
Bridesmaid no more
Allow Charlie Baron to script a perfect Sunday at the Las Vegas Invitational, one taking place in front of discerning potential title sponsors, and the tournament director probably offers something like this:
10:06 a.m.
Rebels put loss behind them, eye tough Utah
So much for that glossy 4-1 non-conference record.
10:04 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Short putts continue to plague Mickelson
Then look no further than the par-5 third hole at the TPC at Summerlin.
9:57 a.m.
U.S. Supreme Court to hear North Las Vegas search case
The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a North Las Vegas case that could have far-reaching effects on the way police conduct searches.
9:35 a.m.
Motorola announces results
Motorola announces results
9:35 a.m.
Goodman calls for Yucca cuts
WASHINGTON -- Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman wants to make sure Congress does not fully fund the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site and other nuclear projects in the pending energy spending bill.
9:34 a.m.
Coroner's jury rules killing by Metro officers justified
The actions of two Metro Police officers who shot and killed a man who allegedly came at them with a knife were found justified by a jury during a coroner's inquest Friday.
9:30 a.m.
Four die in weekend crashes
A driver who ran a red light at a Las Vegas intersection early Saturday caused a crash just after midnight that killed himself and woman whose car was struck, police said.
9:29 a.m.
Davis wields pen to help Indian tribes
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wielding the influence he still has in the waning days of his administration, Gov. Gray Davis signed four bills Sunday broadening the reach of Indian casinos in California.
9:26 a.m.
Second proposal seeks slots at harness tracks
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine voters may be surprised to find more than one gambling question on the Nov. 4 ballot.
9:24 a.m.
Letter: Kudos to Reid for land vote
The senator cast a vote in Congress opposing a proposal which severely limits the public's ability to challenge logging projects in the Tongass National Forest, our nation's largest public forest. While ultimately the vote wasn't ...
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Positive events in Iraq are going unreported
Media representatives have also offered their opinion that our American troops have failed and could never win a war against a worthy opponent. Recently they reported a list of our troop failures from start to ...
9:17 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 13, 2003
James L. Bowers Sr., 57, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local hospital. He was born Oct. 6, 1946, in Howe, Okla. A resident for seven months, he was a gardener at a country ...
9:17 a.m.
Century Bicycle Ride scheduled Saturday
Century Bicycle Ride scheduled Saturday
9:16 a.m.
Editorial: Dealing with the challenges
Budget cuts made during the early 1990s did serious damage to the state's mental health programs, but in recent years the Legislature and Gov. Kenny Guinn have made improvements, including during the recent legislative session. ...
9:16 a.m.
Taylor makes Mandalay Bay his own comfort zone
Not that I don't enjoy his music. But after spending the day helping a friend lug furniture into his new house, I worried that two-plus hours of Taylor's mellow brand of music might lull me ...
8:15 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Austin radiates with memories
They didn't understand what, exactly, the Atomic Energy Commission was looking for. They just donned a little badge for a week or so whenever the government officials asked.
8:14 a.m.
Estefan a sound machine at Caesars Colosseum
Maybe it was because "Live & Unwrapped" at Caesars Palace started almost 30 minutes late and the older members of the mostly Hispanic crowd had other things to do. Like go to bed.
8:13 a.m.
Hemp: It's not for smoking
"It would give you a headache and that's about it," said David Bronner, a board member of both the California-based trade group Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and the political action committee Vote Hemp.
8:12 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for Oct. 13, 2003
Employees everywhere, commence puckering: Thursday is National Boss Day. Time to kiss up to "The Man" (or "The Woman," as the case may be) by flattering them with gifts, or at least a little more ...
8:09 a.m.

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