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Archive for October 15, 2003

NLV case could set standard for police searches
WASHINGTON -- Las Vegas lawyer Randall Roske asked the Supreme Court this morning if everyone's front door is worth just 15 seconds.
11:27 a.m.
Gaming pioneer known for invention, generosity dies
When Si Redd, creator of the video poker machine, read reports that called his invention "the crack cocaine of gambling," he did not take offense.
11:26 a.m.
A green light to traffic problems
For many Las Vegas drivers, it would seem like a dream: cruising through the city's crowded streets, every red light magically turning green just before you reached the intersection.
11:25 a.m.
Tribe nixes merger proposal
The completion of the merger was subject to tribal approval and therefore the deal won't proceed, said Full House.
11:25 a.m.
Officials try sorting out origin of fake AIDS drug
An official of a company that makes a key drug for AIDS patients testified Tuesday the company isn't sure how a fake version of the drug -- tied to two Las Vegas companies -- ended ...
11:24 a.m.
Rural counties work on Yucca pact
CARSON CITY -- A second try is being drafted of a proposed agreement for three rural counties and a city to join in a study over preferred routes for transportation of nuclear waste to Yucca ...
11:20 a.m.
Homeless up against cold winter
Thousands of coats and blankets and hundreds of shelter beds will be sorely missed by the Las Vegas Valley's homeless this winter.
11:19 a.m.
Hatch Act review sought by LV in Williams case
Las Vegas has assigned an attorney to check whether Assemblyman Wendell Williams, a city employee, has violated the Hatch Act, which restricts partisan political activities by government employees whose programs receive federal funding.
11:18 a.m.
Company finalizes name for new tower
The company has previously mentioned the name of the resort but hasn't officially released the spelling of the name until now, hotel tower spokeswoman Eileen Colavita said.
11:17 a.m.
Mandalay stock sales continue to stump investors
Insiders at Las Vegas casino operator Mandalay Resort Group, who have watched their stock rise to all-time highs in recent weeks, took some of their winnings off the table with the sale of more than ...
11:17 a.m.
LV City Council meeting called off
Several people showed up this morning to a Las Vegas City Council meeting that was canceled because of a staff error.
11:15 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Williams no role model for children
The North Las Vegas Democrat had filed for bankruptcy and was ordered to pay $52,000 in back child support.
11:15 a.m.
Shots advised as tough flu season nears
To prepare, the Clark County Health District began its first day of flu shots Monday, seeing around 1,550 parents, children, teachers and the elderly at its four immunization clinics.
11:14 a.m.
Harrah's expands U.K. growth plan
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said Tuesday it wants to build two or three destination casino resorts in the United Kingdom in addition to several smaller regional casinos it had previously committed to build.
11:12 a.m.
Chief executive says Borgata building strong business base
While Atlantic City casino watchers have been looking for indications of whether the opening of the $1.1 billion Borgata would grow the market or steal share away from established properties, operators of the property feel ...
11:12 a.m.
Bullets fly in neighborhood dog fight
A 60-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly killing one of his neighbor's dogs with a .22-caliber revolver and then pointing the gun at his neighbor.
11:11 a.m.
Vegas company's profit dips
The charge consisted mainly of a $5 million prepayment penalty for the redemption of company bonds, a $7 million writeoff of deferred financing costs and $300,000 in fees and expenses. The company recorded a $4.8 ...
11:10 a.m.
Las Vegas community banks' results mixed
The bank also reported total assets as on Sept. 30 of $216 million, a 30 percent increase from 2002. Sun West has three branches in the Las Vegas area and two in Reno.
11:10 a.m.
Marnell predicts continued growth of Indian casinos
Budget problems nationwide will likely spur the continued expansion of casinos nationwide and especially Indian casinos, a powerful trend that will boost skilled operators but hurt those who aren't prepared for stiff competition, a leading ...
11:05 a.m.
Consumer advocate skeptical of Nevada Power expansion plan
Regulatory hearings on a resource plan proposed by Nevada Power Co. began predictably on Tuesday with a barrage of skeptical questions from the state Bureau of Consumer Protection.
11:04 a.m.
Jean casino hit by blackout
Nevada Power Co. crews restored electricity in about an hour.
10:59 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 15, 2003
A Metro Police officer heading to a call with his lights and siren activated is being blamed for a crash Tuesday night at Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road, police said.
10:58 a.m.
Lawyers: Evidence points to innocence
EAGLE, Colo. -- Kobe Bryant's attorneys dropped another bombshell today, saying tests on his accuser's underpants revealed "compelling evidence" the NBA superstar is innocent of rape. They accused prosecutors of ignoring it.
10:55 a.m.
Judge rules against topless club
After reviewing documents taken by FBI agents from the Crazy Horse Too topless club, a federal judge has ruled that the club's attorneys failed to prove the government violated the club's constitutional rights.
10:53 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Cable networks consider taking Knapp
"It's an exciting prospect," Knapp told VegasBeat. "I don't think there is any other local reporter in the country with his own network program. Las Vegas, as we all know, is redhot as a setting ...
10:50 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 15, 2003
The Texas telephone company that bought the California telephone company that gave Pacific Bell Park its name said that it will rename the baseball stadium.
10:39 a.m.
NHP chief sees 'no smoking gun' in radio report
CARSON CITY -- A 200-page report about the investigation into the $16 million blunder involving the Nevada Highway Patrol communications system should be completed by Friday, Highway Patrol Superintendent David Hosmer said Tuesday.
9:34 a.m.
Clark goes after LV money
Retired Gen. Wesley Clark today will become the third 2004 Democratic presidential candidate to make an official visit to Las Vegas during this election cycle, but don't expect to see him in public.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Residents' apathy may cause PGA's exit
Well, gang, after 50-odd years of virtually continuous professional golf coming to our valley, I think we have finally "done it" (in the negative sense).
9:33 a.m.
Hatch Act review sought on Williams
Las Vegas has assigned an attorney to check whether Assemblyman Wendell Williams, D-North Las Vegas, has violated the Hatch Act, which restricts partisan political activities by government employees whose programs receive federal funding.
9:33 a.m.
Witness describes hearing gunshots that killed girl
A North Las Vegas man on Tuesday told jurors that Pascual Lozano looks very similar to the man he saw holding a gun shortly after a shooting that killed a 9-year-old girl.
9:33 a.m.
Gladiators shopping for talented linemen
One would not think Frank Haege could relax on today's opening of the Arena Football League's free-agent signing period.
9:32 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
9:29 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 15, 2003
The Nevada Arts Council is offering three workshops next week on grant-writing techniques.
9:29 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
2nd Race -- CURRITUCK SOUND --Valenzuela aboard Baffert trainee for owner Dizney, needs prompt start from inner post at dash distance, solid graduation connections. DRAGON JENNY -- Draws good box for maiden/claiming dash, Berrio aboard ...
9:29 a.m.
Probe of corrections officers urged
A citizens review panel has asked Metro Police for a full investigation into a Clark County Detention Center inmate's allegations that four corrections officers roughed him up while in a jail elevator.
9:27 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Brack undergoes eight-hour operation on back
Indy Racing League driver Kenny Brack had a second successful surgery Monday night in Dallas to repair injuries he sustained in a violent crash Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway.
9:27 a.m.
Jean casino loses power
Nevada Power Co. crews restored electricity in about an hour.
9:26 a.m.
NLV Airport neighbors express concerns
North Las Vegas Airport neighbors came together Tuesday night to tell Clark County Aviation Department officials about their worries that increasing the number of flights at the airport will make their community less safe.
9:26 a.m.
Utah's passing attack makes Warfield even more dangerous
He may not be the workhorse he was a few weeks ago. But if you hitched 20 mules to Brandon Warfield's wagon and pointed him in the right direction, chances are he could still find ...
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Get ready to pay extra fee for ESPN
Former baseball star Keith Hernandez was on The O'Reilly Factor, talking with host Bill O'Reilly on the cable TV show about the violence in sports these days.
9:22 a.m.
Pot action may not affect Nevada
CARSON CITY -- The U.S Supreme Court decision Tuesday on medical marijuana will probably have only a "marginal" impact on Nevada doctors, the director of the state's medical society said.
9:18 a.m.
Sandoval: No probe planned on tax lobby
CARSON CITY -- State officials are steering clear of the controversy involving possible undue lobbying pressures exerted during the tax debate in the 2003 Legislature.
9:18 a.m.
Nevada ranks low in graduation rates
CARSON CITY -- Nevada has the second-worst rate in the nation of young adults who have not graduated from high school.
9:11 a.m.
Casino's neighbors win small battle in larger war
ATLANTIC CITY -- As victories go, it's a small one. But after enduring the noisy, smelly neighbor next door for so long, retired dentist Bertram Kreger will have to take it.
9:09 a.m.
Retail sales dip in September
Although the dip in retail sales reported by the Commerce Department today was the first since April, it came after consumers went on a buying binge in July and August.
9:09 a.m.
Sprint replaces auditor
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Corp. has replaced longtime auditor Ernst & Young, which came under fire from some shareholders because of tax shelter recommendations it made to Sprint's top two executives on how to ...
9:08 a.m.
Earnings increase despite ailing auto sales
GM said today its profit amounted to 79 cents a share, easily beating the Wall Street consensus of 66 cents a share compiled by Thomson First Call. The company also said it expected to exceed ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: List's views must be challenged
He emphasizes monetary benefits and conveniently ignores sound scientific reasons why Yucca Mountain is unsuitable as a nuclear-waste dump. He also ignores the scientifically based lawsuits against Yucca that Nevada has filed with federal agencies.
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Voters, in denial, let pretenders hold office
It is a sham in that Davis holds the very credentials that the White House and the Republican Party pretend to honor. The man is a former Army captain who earned the Bronze Star for ...
8:53 a.m.
Editorial: Lax admission policy
An audit, however, has revealed that 28 students with low grade point averages -- including nine athletes -- were admitted to the university in the 2000-2001 school year either despite the committee's rejection of their ...
8:53 a.m.
Editorial: Ruling on gas tanks was wrong
On Feb. 12 last year a man crossing into the United States was stopped by inspectors in San Diego. His station wagon was searched randomly, in keeping with long-standing U.S. border-search policy. The authority to ...
8:52 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 15, 2003
Alfred "Al" Alcalde, 79, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. He was born May 25, 1924, in Peru. A resident for eight years, he was a retired bellman and a member of the ...
8:52 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Museum's needs more than met by McGuire, Mack
Held on Thursday at McGuire's Rancho Circle estate, the gala drew VIPs galore. The guests happily mixed and mingled while viewing the massive glass cabinets containing McGuire's famed jewelry collection and the displayed array of ...
8:29 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Can-do attitude helps charity
This year's donation comes from the generosity of the architectural, engineering and design firms which participated in the 2003 CANstruction competition. Using cans of food as their building blocks, teams from a variety of firms ...
8:29 a.m.
Wild Life: Puck proteges strike chord with own LV restaurants
To hear them tell it, Laurie Kendrick and Stan Carroll are the most unlikely couple ever to start their own restaurant.
8:27 a.m.

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