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Archive for October 23, 2003

Gaming briefs for Oct. 23, 2003
DETROIT -- Unions for workers at the city's three casinos said Wednesday that they have selected MGM Grand casino as the lead company in contract talks.
11:24 a.m.
Results improve for Real Homes owner
Home builder Centex Homes on Tuesday reported a profit of $186.1 million, or $2.88 per share, for the fiscal second quarter ended Sept. 30, up from $115.6 million, or $1.83, in the year-ago quarter.
11:24 a.m.
Expansion lifts Meritage profit
Meritage bought Perma-Bilt Homes in Las Vegas in October 2002. Perma-Bilt Homes closed escrow on 476 homes in 2002 making it the 15th largest builder in the Las Vegas Valley, Home Builders Research, Inc. reported.
11:24 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 23, 2003
Las Vegas set another record high Wednesday, with the high temperature hitting 92 degrees at McCarran International Airport, breaking the old mark of 90 set for the date in 1988.
11:24 a.m.
Station's tower foes expected at meeting
Station Casinos and opponents of the company's plan to build a 300-foot tower in Summerlin are expected to square off at tonight's meeting of the Clark County Planning Commission.
11:24 a.m.
Official: Yucca won't be ready by 2010
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The Energy Department's 2010 target date to put highly radioactive waste into Yucca Mountain likely will not be met because of federal regulations, a Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner told an advisory panel today.
11:15 a.m.
Activists: Black legislators unfairly targeted
Assemblyman Wendell Williams and other black lawmakers are being smeared with allegations of "double-dipping" into the public coffers, say leaders of community groups who plan a series of rallies that started today under a North ...
11:14 a.m.
Strong Las Vegas quarter helps Tropicana owner
Cash flow fell 2.4 percent to $48.6 million during the third quarter compared to last year.
11:12 a.m.
Sierra Health third-quarter numbers grow
Sierra Health Services Inc., the largest health insurer in Nevada, on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $22.2 million, or 72 cents per share, meeting expectations. Officials reported a strong increase in membership in Nevada ...
11:10 a.m.
Pulte profit grows
Nevada is one of the strongest markets for home-building giant Pulte Homes, which saw a 37 percent increase in its profit for the third quarter.
11:09 a.m.
Perkins drew pay from police job while working in Legislature
Almost every week during the 2003 Legislature and the two special sessions that followed, Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins logged 19 hours a week as Henderson's deputy police chief.
11:08 a.m.
Park Place profit steady; views on Las Vegas mixed
Profit stayed level at Park Place Entertainment Corp. in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, though the company credited higher room rates in Las Vegas and improved performance at Caesars Palace ...
11:08 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 23, 2003
The race has been revamped to "make sure the favorites never feel settled and keep the suspense going until the very end," tour director Jean-Marie Leblanc said today.
11:07 a.m.
Cost of housing at issue
Providing affordable housing is becoming increasingly difficult in the Las Vegas area, industry officials said Wednesday during a round table discussion.
11:06 a.m.
Yell's Columbus article not plagiarized, says original author
A writer for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus newspaper who was fired after allegations of plagiarism has been cleared by the author of the article he was accused of plagiarizing.
11:04 a.m.
Teenagers allegedly preyed on elderly
Police say they picked their victims carefully, taking advantage of the weakest and most vulnerable members of the community.
11:03 a.m.
Falling from good grace
It's probably not much of a reach to say that two years ago Gary Crowton probably could have been elected the governor of Utah. Or, at the very least, the mayor of Provo.
11:01 a.m.
Highway Patrol to boost force in county
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Highway Patrol is going to beef up the number of troopers in Clark County.
11:01 a.m.
Church leaders checked computer of man facing molestation charges
Mormon Church leaders looked through the personal computer of a church member who faces child molestation charges to see if their own children were victims, a church spokesman said this morning.
11:00 a.m.
Mayor clarifies remarks on legal hookers
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman allowed the host of a radio talk show to float the idea of allowing legal prostitution in the city on Wednesday, but punctured the balloon in clarifying his remarks shortly ...
11:00 a.m.
Students suspended for ignoring ban on gang-related clothing
Marvin Sedway Middle School Principal Evans Rutledge suspended 15 students earlier this week for ignoring his ban on wearing clothing that he considered gang-related.
10:58 a.m.
Efforts launched to get blankets, coats for homeless
A local business and a coalition of 18 religious congregations have launched two separate efforts to collect thousands of blankets and coats for the homeless after learning there would be a shortage of both this ...
10:57 a.m.
ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA NAtionals schedule
7 a.m. -- Pit and spectator gates open
10:52 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Pedregon hopes to shed bridesmaid role
WHAT: Third annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals. round 22 of the 23-race 2003 NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series
10:51 a.m.
Distaste for an opponent
Training in his native Pensacola, Fla., for his Nov. 8 fight at Mandalay Bay with Antonio Tarver, Roy Jones Jr. uses his dislike for his upcoming opponent as motivation.
10:30 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Harsh words set up intriguing Atlantic City card
Civility was in relatively short supply as the participants in a massive Dec. 13 card in Atlantic City assembled for a New York news conference late last week.
10:29 a.m.
Forget rebuilding, DP making another run
Days before the season, Desert Pines coach Leon Evans typed a one-paragraph preview of his football program that stated it would be "rebuilding" this year after enjoying the school's most successful season in 2002.
10:24 a.m.
Bonanza aims for 3rd consecutive title
It may have been three years ago, but the memories are still fresh for Bonanza seniors Alec Runyon and Ernie Domanico.
10:22 a.m.
Catching up with ...
High school: Bishop Gorman ('02)
10:21 a.m.
Legend Bernstein planning to step away -- for 2nd time
Now that he has scratched his competitive drag-racing itch a few more times, Kenny Bernstein said he expects to better cope with his second attempt at retirement.
10:11 a.m.
Santa Anita horse racing entries
1st race 6 fur 3YO & up Clm: 1 Waki American (Valenzuela) 118; 2 Fierce Heart (Puglisi) 118; 3 Golden Fable (Krone) 118; 4 Mr Freckles (Nuesch) 118; 5 Winthrop Joe (Krigger) 118; 6 Raisin ...
10:08 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- WAKI AMERICAN -- P. Val atop Carava trainee, needs prompt start and clean trip from rail post at sprint distance, Waki winner in opener? GOLDEN FABLE -- Draws good post for dash ...
10:07 a.m.
9:58 a.m.
Campaign to recall Guinn loses spokesman
CARSON CITY -- The effort to recall Gov. Kenny Guinn has lost one of its top spokesmen, who says he's disenchanted with the leadership. And another key advocate of the recall says he doesn't think ...
9:48 a.m.
High-rise condo complex approved
The area around the Strip could soon have a new high-rise.
9:48 a.m.
Park Service opposes proposed heliport sites
The National Park Service is opposing three potential sites for an area heliport, saying the sites near Henderson are too close to bighorn sheep habitats and planned nature trails.
9:48 a.m.
Commissioners advised on double-dipping case
County Manager Thom Reilly has advised his bosses on the Clark County Commission of the recommendations for disciplining two county employees and legislators who are accused of "double-dipping," taking pay from the county and the ...
9:48 a.m.
Safety of tunnels at Yucca studied
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The effects of rocks and dust falling inside the tunnels onto engineered barriers at the proposed Yucca Mountain repository are still being studied by Nuclear Regulatory Commission researchers, scientists told a commission ...
9:47 a.m.
DOE response to corrosion issue awaited
WASHINGTON -- Whether reports this week of possible corrosion in containers proposed for use at Yucca Mountain change the Energy Department's approach to the project will be up to the department and the Nuclear Regulatory ...
9:47 a.m.
Head of troubled public defender's office retiring
The man in charge of the embattled Clark County public defender's office since October 2001 is retiring from the job.
9:33 a.m.
Students suspended, accused of wearing gang colors to school
Marvin Sedway Middle School Principal Evans Rutledge suspended 15 students earlier this week for ignoring his ban on wearing gang-related clothing.
9:33 a.m.
Telecom giant posts big loss
Sprint said today its loss for the three months ended Sept. 30 reflected the consolidation of its two businesses that are traded separately on the New York Stock Exchange. Its consolidated profit amounted to $519 ...
9:19 a.m.
Government arrests illegal immigrants
The workers arrested were members of cleaning crews that the company hired through a contractor. All were in the country illegally, said a federal official on condition of anonymity.
9:19 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 23, 2003
Lawrence Anderson, 77, of Henderson died Tuesday in Henderson. A maintenance engineer, he was born Oct. 8, 1926, in Iowa.
9:10 a.m.
Davis gaming pact tracks campaign cash, reports show
SACRAMENTO -- As Gov. Gray Davis was fighting to keep his job this month, he negotiated, for the second time within weeks, a gambling agreement with an Indian tribe that made a nearly concurrent contribution ...
9:10 a.m.
Three UNLV cadets excel in field training
Three UNLV cadets were among the Top Performers listed by Army ROTC leadership during the UNR/UNLV combined ROTC Fall Field Training Exercise, conducted at the Air Force Silver Flag Alpha Ground Combat Training Center, near ...
8:54 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Terrorists, not militants
The suicide bomber who blew up a bus full of women and children in Jerusalem wasn't a militant. He was a terrorist.
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Bush overreacted to minor damage
The General Accounting Office report states a few door knobs were missing and a few other small mementos were taken, which every administration is guilty of. Mr. Oettinger is trying to make a mountain out ...
8:53 a.m.
Letter: Traffic system has many faults
Our "beltway" has traffic lights to stop traffic. The beltways/freeways of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angles and Phoenix do not. Why?
8:52 a.m.
Letter: Ignorance and drug use infect college campuses
Since so many students require remedial subjects upon entering college and have not been taught anything but political correctness, it is not surprising that they have not encountered the concept of, "I may not agree ...
8:52 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 23, 2003
Volunteers are needed for the annual Red Rock Day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
8:48 a.m.
Editorial: Fair so far in payroll controversy
While serving in the 2003 Legislature, Williams put in for and received regular pay from the city that exceeded the hours he actually worked, an investigation by the Las Vegas city manager's office determined. He ...
8:47 a.m.
Editorial: Disclose, don't hide
In response to the commission's complaint, Mack attorney Richard Wright told the Ethics Commission that Mack and Eric Goodman's brother, Ross, want to form a business that will send computer discs about Las Vegas entertainment ...
8:47 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Las Vegas campaign misleading
"What happens here, stays here," is the new philosophy as the city attempts an image change.
8:17 a.m.
The Vinyl Score: Vintage album collectors' diligence is a cut above
The moment manager Alex Vaughan signaled the start of the store's semiannual clearance sale, the bulk of the crowd went straight for the rows of 99-cent CDs laid out on a set of outdoor tables.
8:16 a.m.
More record heat across Nevada
"It's possible we might break a record for the warmest October," National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Fuis said in Las Vegas.
1:41 a.m.

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