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Archive for October 16, 2003

Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
2nd Race -- LANGFUHR'S MAGIC -- Baze aboard Sise trainee, has good post for sprint claimer, backers hope Langfuhr's Magic is victory here. ANNIE'S GOT A GUN -- Training at Hollypark, Martinez on O'Neill trainee, ...
12:08 p.m.
Jason McBain
11:58 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 16, 2003
Singh beat Alex Cejka 8 and 7, while Campbell defeated Fredrik Jacobson 6 and 5.
11:38 a.m.
Patriot Fund aids servicemen's families
The families of four servicemen killed in the Iraqi war are going to split $42,000 from the Patriot Fund, with the first distribution of the money raised from private donations in Nevada presented to the ...
11:21 a.m.
Attorneys: Lozano confessed to killing 9-year-old
The man on trial for the killing of a 9-year-old North Las Vegas girl told another inmate at the jail that he was guilty of the crime, prosecutors said in court Wednesday.
11:18 a.m.
Officials look to cover golf club's debt
Boulder City's high-end Boulder Creek Golf Club, which opened in January to high expectations, including projected profits in its first year open, looks instead like it will be a drain on the city's general fund ...
11:17 a.m.
Pulte executive promoted
Petruska fills a position vacated when Richard J. Dugas Jr. was named CEO in July. Petruska will oversee Pulte's domestic home building operations in 44 markets in 25 states.
11:13 a.m.
Officials hope to put stop to traffic-light changers
Southern Nevada officials are just beginning to investigate whether there has been abuse of traffic-light changers -- and at the same time, they are looking at finding ways to prevent that abuse.
11:12 a.m.
Williams' 2001 pay records in question
Records from 2001 indicate that Assemblyman Wendell Williams billed Las Vegas for hundreds of hours while he was serving in the state Legislature between February and June of that year.
11:12 a.m.
Group encourages corporate giving
The backbone of the Las Vegas area's charitable funding efforts currently come from a mere 62 foundations and corporate giving programs.
11:09 a.m.
Enron OK with delaying Nevada judgment
Enron, which was awarded the judgment in recent bankruptcy court proceedings, made the statement in a filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
11:09 a.m.
Suspicious pharmaceutical sales detailed at hearing
A Las Vegas pharmaceutical wholesaler bought and sold prescription drugs from wholesale companies under criminal investigation in Florida, an investigator testified Wednesday.
11:09 a.m.
Boards' failure to discipline could cost Nevadans
CARSON CITY -- Some state boards are failing to discipline some people in the professions they regulate because the boards lack the money to handle those cases, Attorney General Brian Sandoval said.
11:07 a.m.
Bidder end: Convicted swindler's mansion to hit the auction block
Two years ago, Mary Fusco, an 88-year-old widow from Albany, N.Y., was watching her life's savings of $1.5 million being quickly eaten up by medical bills and other expenses and was desperate for ways to ...
11:04 a.m.
More kids are raised by grandma
More grandparents than ever are raising their grandchildren, and a significant portion of them are living in poverty, the Census Bureau said in a report released today.
11:04 a.m.
Neurosurgeon: Roy's surgery 'was not radical'
A prominent Las Vegas neurosurgeon and longtime acquaintance of Roy Horn confirmed that the Strip entertainer had a "life-saving" operation that required a portion of his skull to be temporarily removed.
11:04 a.m.
10:51 a.m.
Alliance holding on to two casinos
Las Vegas-based slot machine maker Alliance Gaming Corp. has no immediate plans to sell its two casinos and isn't marketing them for sale, a company executive said Wednesday.
10:49 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Whispers surround Elton's voice trouble
On Wednesday Sir Elton abruptly canceled his appearance tonight at "An Evening With Brian Wilson and Friends," benefiting the Carl Wilson Foundation, at UCLA's Royce Hall.
10:45 a.m.
McBains mine their time with new team
Jason and Mike McBain, defensemen who are brothers and were the first players signed by the fledgling Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL.
10:30 a.m.
Sunset in hand, Bonanza wants more
All across the tennis courts at Durango High School, the Bonanza boys' tennis team operated with a quiet efficiency befitting a champion.
10:07 a.m.
Yu has strength to carry Gaels
Justina Yu laughed as she explained the charm necklace she was wearing while leading Bishop Gorman to victory in Wednesday's Sunset Regional at Henderson's Black Mountain Golf Club.
10:06 a.m.
Western's turnaround year has Warriors thinking title
It all happened in a flash, from the loose ball, to the recovery and then the touchdown pass.
10:05 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
10:04 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: LV's Kiwanuka back in action, has Phoenix bout
Las Vegas boxing fans -- at least the ones who have been here for a while -- are familiar with Joseph Kiwanuka. He was once widely regarded as a rising star on both a local ...
9:55 a.m.
Toney: 'I can beat anybody'
Whether it's participating on a conference call or appearing as a guest during a boxing telecast, James Toney has his spiel and he's sticking to it. Hot off a win against Evander Holyfield, he never ...
9:53 a.m.
Parker hopes to take game up notch -- to NFL
Utah senior cornerback Arnold Parker this week was recalling something an old classmate had written in his Cimarron High School yearbook his senior year.
9:53 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Pro Stock champ will try to tie record at LVMS
Greg Anderson was not satisfied merely by clinching the 2003 NHRA Pro Stock championship with a second-round victory in last weekend's O'Reilly Fall Nationals in Ennis, Texas.
9:50 a.m.
Test Site training to use chemical agents
The National Nuclear Security Administration is planning to expand the use of biological and chemical agents at the Nevada Test Site to train emergency crews on how to respond in case of a large-scale weapons ...
9:48 a.m.
School support workers' pact OK'd
The Clark County School Board voted Wednesday to approve a new contract for support employees, which means the district now has four-year contracts with all three major bargaining groups, George Ann Rice, associate superintendent of ...
9:48 a.m.
Government checking into whether Oceguera in violation of Hatch Act
The federal government is looking into whether a $146,200 grant to the North Las Vegas Fire Department, where Assemblyman John Oceguera is a captain, is enough to place him in violation of the Hatch Act.
9:48 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: New rules designed to curb fighting spirit
UNLV this week announced new security measures designed to discourage fighting in the stands in the aftermath of last month's Hawaii game, during which rowdy Rebels and Warriors fans used Sam Boyd Stadium as a ...
9:48 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 16, 2003
A 54-year-old Las Vegas man, found by Las Vegas Fire & Rescue firefighters early Wednesday evening in a smoke-filled apartment near downtown Las Vegas, later died at University Medical Center.
9:46 a.m.
North Las Vegas council briefs for Oct. 16, 2003
Proposed laws that would have North Las Vegas residents move their broken-down vehicles out of sight and adhere to specific property maintenance rules, such as keeping lawns cut regularly, will get a closer look.
9:45 a.m.
Additional funds approved for nuclear workers
Congress has authorized $9.7 million for the Department of Energy to speed up benefits for contract employees -- including Nevada Test Site employees -- who became ill as a result of their work on nuclear ...
9:44 a.m.
Council approves apartment complex despite objections
Despite strong objections from a vocal group of neighbors, the North Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved plans for a 286-unit residential development north of the North Las Vegas Airport.
9:44 a.m.
Drag racer killed; 2 pedestrians injured
A drag racer was killed near downtown Las Vegas, and two 13-year-old pedestrians were critically injured when they were hit by a car in Southern Highlands Wednesday night, Metro Police said.
9:43 a.m.
Students' parents warned of scam
Parents of Clark County School District students are being warned about a possible scam in which a telephone caller claims to work for Gov. Kenny Guinn and tells them their child needs to be brought ...
9:43 a.m.
Third-quarter loss narrows
The world's second-biggest automaker said today it lost $25 million, or 1 cent a share, compared with a loss of $326 million, or 18 cents a share, a year ago. Ford also revised upward its ...
9:43 a.m.
Consumer prices up modestly
The Labor Department's latest reading today on the Consumer Price Index, the government's most closely watched inflation barometer, was slightly stronger than the 0.2 percent rise that economists were forecasting and should ease somewhat Federal ...
9:43 a.m.
Letter: Can the president be recalled?
I sincerely hope so.
9:38 a.m.
Letter: Arnold cannot keep promise
Regarding Arnold Schwarzenegger's claim that he will renegotiate with Indian tribes and require them to pay taxes on slot winnings: It can't be done.
9:37 a.m.
Letter: Siegfried, Roy are distinguished conservationists
As a first-time visitor to Clark County 10 or so years ago, my wife and I, along with friends, had no knowledge of the Siegfried & Roy production at The Mirage, but we were all ...
9:37 a.m.
Editorial: A true success story
Video poker machines have been incredibly successful, expanding well beyond casinos into convenience stores and other retail establishments. Video poker hasn't been without controversy, however, as some critics suggest its proliferation has contributed to problem ...
9:29 a.m.
Editorial: Auto device is waving a big red flag
The devices work by sending a coded, infrared signal to a traffic light's control system, which is installed within most big-city stoplights. Control systems are there to allow firefighters and other emergency responders equipped with ...
9:28 a.m.
AC Tropicana announces tenants for newest addition
ATLANTIC CITY -- For years, the persistent complaint about Atlantic City has been that it offers precious little to do once you're done playing the slots.
9:18 a.m.
Town approves deal with tribe
The council approved the agreement with a 4-1 vote Tuesday following hours of debate. The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, a landless tribe, hope to build a massive casino-resort in three years and have pledged ...
9:12 a.m.
Casino operator sells land to home builder
"At one time, the company had considered the development of a second golf course on this site," said MGM MIRAGE CEO J. Terrence Lanni. "Given that Shadow Creek and our two championship golf courses at ...
9:10 a.m.
Casino fined for serving free alcohol to high rollers
Detroit casinos aren't allowed to serve free alcohol to gamblers.
9:10 a.m.
Firm buying Unitab
Tab shareholders will own about 75 percent of the new company, which will retain Unitab's name and be based in Queensland, Unitab's home state. Unitab investors will receive A$7 a share for half their shareholding ...
9:08 a.m.
Gibbons boosts fund-raising
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., raised about $10,000 more in the last three months than he did in the previous quarter, according to Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports filed Wednesday.
9:08 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Fault lies in ourselves
One of the luxuries afforded those of us who do not live in California and who, therefore, are not consumed by the zaniness that confronts those folks on an almost daily basis is the ability ...
8:53 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 16, 2003
Samuel Barnes Jr., 59, of North Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 24, 1944, in Bogalusa, La. A resident for 35 years, he was a retired hotel bartender.
8:51 a.m.
Teen arrested in fatal crash facing a murder charge
A 16-year-old boy who allegedly was fleeing from police in a stolen car will face a murder charge in connection with the wreck that ended the chase.
8:50 a.m.
Two charged in drag-race death
Two men were charged Wednesday with two counts each of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident for their alleged involvement in a summer drag race that left a third driver dead.
8:49 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 16, 2003
Christmas tree permits are on sale at the Bureau of Land Management Caliente Field Station, 1400 S. Front St., Caliente.
8:44 a.m.
LV resident could benefit from Reid amendment
WASHINGTON -- Former prisoner of war Jeffrey Tice, a Las Vegas resident, could benefit from President Bush's $87 billion reconstruction plan for Iraq if an amendment by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is successful.
8:43 a.m.
Deadline set for overseas holiday mail
If you want your holiday packages to get to service members overseas on time, mail them by Nov. 13. Otherwise, your package could be on the proverbial "slow boat to China," according to Mark DeDomenic, ...
8:41 a.m.
Grape Nuts: Pahrump Valley Winery an odd mix of RVs, wine dabblers
On the highway since 1996, he and wife Barbara travel the West Coast and its inlands.
8:12 a.m.
Study: Climate changes could reduce Sierra snowpack
RENO, Nev.- A new report raising concerns about the impact of climate change on the snowpack in the Sierra says global warming has the potential to push the snow elevation up 500 feet in the ...
3:52 a.m.
Vegas doctor says procedure saved Horn after tiger attack
LAS VEGAS- Doctors surgically removed a portion of illusionist Roy Horn's skull after he was mauled by a trained white tiger during a performance on the Las Vegas Strip, a neurosurgeon said.
2:17 a.m.

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