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Archive for October 24, 2003

Controversial Station project clears hurdle
Station Casinos' effort to build a 300-foot tower in Summerlin as a "jewel in the crown" of its Las Vegas properties cleared a major hurdle early today.
11:26 a.m.
Fourth grader to be expelled for having gun
A fourth grade student at Twitchell Elementary School in Henderson will be expelled because he took a loaded handgun out of his backpack on the bus ride home and showed it to another child, school ...
11:25 a.m.
Carjacking spree ends in shootout, suicide
A man killed himself this morning after stealing several cars, including two police vehicles, getting into a shootout with Metro Police officers and killing a police dog, officials said.
11:24 a.m.
Study finds home-loan disparity
The Las Vegas Valley ranked second worst in the nation when it comes to lending money to low- and moderate-income people for buying homes, according to a recently released study.
11:24 a.m.
Blacks, Hispanics more likely to be denied a home loan than whites
Blacks and Hispanics are twice as likely to have their applications for home loans denied than whites in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, according to a new study.
11:24 a.m.
Guinn recall group refuses to file financial forms with state
CARSON CITY -- The leader of the drive to recall Gov. Kenny Guinn says his committee will not disclose its list of contributors for fear of retaliation by casinos.
11:14 a.m.
Wireless providers urged to be picky with customers
Guess what, business leaders: not every customer is one you want to keep.
11:09 a.m.
Younger users behind cellular phone growth
On Dec. 28, 2000, Sprint Corp. celebrated 1 million telephone lines in the Las Vegas Valley.
11:08 a.m.
Clark County taxable sales jump 12.4%
CARSON CITY -- Clark County merchants posted $2.2 billion in taxable sales in August, a jump of 12.4 percent from a year ago and the 14th consecutive month of increases. The biggest gains in Clark ...
11:07 a.m.
High court upholds new trial for Murphy, Tabish
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court today stood by its decision to order a new trial for Sandra Murphy and Richard Tabish, accused of the murder of Las Vegas gaming figure Ted Binion.
11:06 a.m.
Titanium producer reports third-quarter loss
The Denver-based titanium producer, which has a 400-employee plant in Henderson, said the results compared with a loss of $9.1 million, or $2.89 a share, on revenue of $82.8 million for the same period a ...
11:05 a.m.
Company completes stock offering, reduces debt
Proceeds from the purchase will be used to repurchase and retire $40 million of the company's bonds at 11.88 percent interest due August 2008. The transaction will reduce the company's interest payments by about $4.8 ...
11:05 a.m.
Resort withdraws power-exit request
The PUC was scheduled to take up the matter at a hearing on Monday, but a hotel executive in a memo to regulators said the company's plans have been put on hold.
11:05 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 24, 2003
A man arrested on charges of interfering with a flight crew after he allegedly told flight attendants he was going to "take the aircraft down" was detained Thursday by a U.S. magistrate who ruled that ...
11:05 a.m.
North Las Vegas plant to close
The Las Vegas employees were notified this week of plans to close the plant, located at 4701 Mitchell St., near Craig Road and Interstate 15. The plant opened in 1990 and produced adhesive labels.
11:05 a.m.
Company wins full license for NLV casino
CARSON CITY -- A West Virginia company was told by members of the state Gaming Commission Wednesday that it better improve its business practices -- but the commission voted 3-2 to award it an unlimited ...
11:03 a.m.
Fourth London flight to be added in March
When the new Wednesday flight is added March 17, Virgin will offer trips on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
11:02 a.m.
Court rejects slots measure
The court ruled that the petition initiative was invalid because its organizers did not have a sworn statement on file with the Secretary of State listing the sponsors of the measure.
11:01 a.m.
Williams supporters rally
With his job at Las Vegas City Hall at risk in an ongoing investigation by the city auditor, Assemblyman Wendell Williams told reporters and about two dozen supporters Thursday that he's asking "for forgiveness, if ...
10:58 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Idea won't do the trick downtown
But when did legalizing prostitution become part of the redevelopment plan? When was that vote taken?
10:58 a.m.
New tax law not clear on casino dancing
CARSON CITY -- The state Gaming Control Board is still having problems deciding whether increasingly popular dance clubs in casinos are going to be subject to the new 10 percent live-entertainment tax.
10:58 a.m.
Siegfried & Roy DVDs, videotapes in demand
Commercials began airing this month on Las Vegas cable television stations for DVDs and videotapes of Siegfried & Roy produced before Roy Horn was critically injured by one of his tigers Oct. 3.
10:57 a.m.
Galardi's father trying to buy clubs
Jack Galardi is trying to take control of all three of the Las Vegas strip clubs owned by his embattled son, Michael Galardi, the elder's lawyer said this morning.
10:57 a.m.
Residents' complaints against homeowners associations rise
CARSON CITY -- Complaints at the state office that oversees homeowners associations are piling up from residents who think they have been abused by the boards.
10:57 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Wolves have one Basic need -- win
Seriously, weren't we just here?
10:54 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 24, 2003
"I'm optimistic," George Bodenheimer said during an appearance Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington.
10:45 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Siegfried seems to be holding out hope
Soon after the tragic Oct. 3 incident, Siegfried told a German newspaper that the show would go on. His reps immediately said Siegfried was not speaking literally, and that his comments, made in German, were ...
10:36 a.m.
Dixon won't ease up in Vegas
WHAT: Third annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals. round 22 of the 23-race 2003 NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series
10:35 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Racing's biggest day cause for champions
America will go to the races again on Saturday when the Sport of Kings presents its World Thoroughbred Championships. The Breeders' Cup will celebrate its 20th such day and is certain to add another chapter ...
10:31 a.m.
Davis now a cog in Panthers' offense
All-time series -- Bears lead, 82-59-5.
10:30 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Kansas City's stop at the 1 nothing new for Vermeil
You couldn't blame Dick Vermeil if he felt like he'd seen this before.
10:28 a.m.
Bonanza, Gorman meet for 4A state tennis crown
Both on the court and in their heads, the Bonanza boys' tennis team found itself in its most difficult battles of the season Thursday at Meadows School.
10:26 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Marnell shy on power, long on confidence
George Marnell is having the worst season of his 10-year NHRA Pro Stock career.
10:24 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Nevada Day offers plenty of outdoor fun
Most of us know that next Friday's holiday is more than Halloween. Oct. 31 will also be Nevada Day.
10:23 a.m.
Blankson eyes a fresh start with Rebels
A year and a half later, UNLV junior forward Odartey Blankson cannot cite specific reasons why he left Marquette.
10:22 a.m.
Hunter still recovering from Achilles' surgery
Watching Demetrius Hunter struggle in sidecourt-to-sidecourt sprints, looking as if were dragging a ball-and-chain from his left ankle, might lead some to believe he hasn't healed well from surgery.
10:21 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: NHRA may become a Force of two
This, I suppose, is what happens when a daughter takes one of those going-to-work-with-Dad days a little too seriously.
10:20 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- NASTY STORM -- Velazquez aboard Frankel trainee for owner Stronach Stables, draws good post for sprint stakes opener, polite victory on sunny day. STELLAR -- Draws outside post for dash distance, Farina ...
10:16 a.m.
Rebels must buck history against BYU
In his weekly football press release, UNLV associate sports information director Mark Wallington devotes about half a page to the number of negative streaks the Rebels have put to rest since John Robinson took over ...
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: MWC's policy on discipline needs help
The next few months will be the most important in the brief five-year history of the Mountain West Conference as it decides whether to expand or stay with its present cozy eight-team format.
10:11 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Rebels squad needs to come into focus
The time has come for Kurt Nantkes and the UNLV football team to produce a defining moment. Good, bad or otherwise, he and the Rebels need to clear up the confusion that exists about them ...
10:09 a.m.
Saturday's matchup
WHEN BYU HAS THE BALL BYU run offense vs. UNLV run defense The Cougars have been held to 103 yards rushing or less in four of their eight games this season including just minus-5yards in ...
10:08 a.m.
Fishing report: Fish biting in lake's upper basin
Anglers reported to the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) that fishing continued to be good throughout the upper basin.
9:54 a.m.
Southern Nevada volunteers planning to make a difference
USA WEEKEND Magazine's 13th annual Make A Difference Day is Saturday, and many locals are showing their support by volunteering for events around the city.
9:45 a.m.
Harter defends involvement with company
In a letter to the Board of Regents Thursday, UNLV President Carol Harter defended her involvement with a company now facing legal action for corporate waste, securities violations and breach of fiduciary duty.
9:45 a.m.
Missing transcripts affect many cases
Officials at the Clark County courthouse are investigating whether missing court transcripts could undermine everything from child molestation and murder convictions to judgments in civil cases.
9:35 a.m.
Counselor receives probation in sex case
District Judge Michael Cherry sentenced Robert William Hough to a two- to five-year prison term on a single felony count of abuse of a client. But Cherry suspended the sentence and placed Hough on probation ...
9:35 a.m.
Microsoft stock off on sales weakness
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. shares fell 6 percent today after the company reported a sharp drop in new corporate contracts as the Blaster computer virus attacked computers around the world two months ago and left ...
9:35 a.m.
Mayor reiterates brothels would help downtown
Although Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman insists he is not advocating legalized prostitution, on Thursday he continued to talk about the possible advantages of bringing it to his city.
9:35 a.m.
DOE insists 2010 deadline will be met for Yucca waste
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department maintains it will meet its 2010 deadline for accepting nuclear waste at the proposed Yucca Mountain repository, despite contrary claims by a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thursday.
9:34 a.m.
Letter: Arnold won't do better than Davis
Sometimes I think President Bush is trying to destroy the United States. If that's his goal, he is doing a real good job. I wish we could recall him. As letter-writer Gilbert Eisner said, California ...
9:34 a.m.
Letter: Roadless rule must be retained
This proposal would exempt Alaska's Tongass rainforest -- America's largest national forest -- from the roadless rule and would allow state governors to seek exemptions for forests in their states, giving governors decision-making power over ...
9:33 a.m.
Letter: Best teachers don't coddle their students
We studied the great philosophies, Shakespeare's plays, novels, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, business fundamentals, physics, biology -- we even took typing! We also had time for physical education, sports and a social life.
9:33 a.m.
Editorial: Harmful counterfeits
The Board of Pharmacy will resume taking testimony on the two Las Vegas pharmaceutical wholesalers in December, so it will be some time before we know their fate. Nevertheless, because regulators acknowledge that too often ...
9:32 a.m.
Editorial: Red-light district for Las Vegas?
The surprise, however, was only momentary. The guest was Oscar Goodman, mayor of Las Vegas and master of the spontaneous gaffe. We've had five years now to become acquainted with Goodman's penchant for engaging his ...
9:32 a.m.
Goodman says lawmakers should keep benefits, not pay
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman says he believes city employees who serve in the state Legislature should give up their municipal salaries during legislative sessions, but continue to receive health insurance benefits.
9:31 a.m.
Smoking ban could hurt proposed Maine casino
PORTLAND, Maine -- If you want to gamble in Maine, leave your smokes at the door.
9:30 a.m.
Brokers fired in mutual fund probe
Also, SEC enforcement chief Stephen Cutler said Thursday there is evidence some mutual funds employees are engaged in market timing their own funds. In an interview on the CNBC program "Kudlow & Kramer," Cutler said ...
9:30 a.m.
If Indian casino approved, housing could become issue
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Even before a ballot is cast for a proposed Indian casino, some Mainers have applied for subsidized housing in Sanford, hoping to beat the rush and stake out a place to live ...
9:30 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Las Vegas City Hall, 441 E. Bonanza Road; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., University of Nevada, Las Vegas; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ramada Express, 2121 Casino Drive.
9:01 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 24, 2003
The first Just for Kids Walk, an event to raise awareness to the special needs of HIV/AIDS affected children and their families, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Grant Sawyer ...
9:01 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 24, 2003
Winifred M. Acker, 91, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. She was born July 8, 1912, in Paterson, N.J. A resident for 25 years, she was a homemaker.
9:00 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: A taxing problem for us
Again, Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, is leading the charge with S.52, which would make the moratorium permanent and remove the protection given states that had acted prior to 1998. This is a ...
8:58 a.m.
Martino offers Vegas an act it can't refuse
He is scheduled to perform at the Suncoast Showroom tonight through Sunday.
8:52 a.m.
Take a Stand: Laughing matters as Las Vegas Comedy Festival showcases comics
Dunbar was a participant in last year's Las Vegas Comedy Festival, geared to providing unknown or marginally famous comedians a shot at being discovered, with talent agents and scouts from various agencies and network television ...
8:50 a.m.
Double album not too weighty for Zeppelin
The double album. Is there an uglier symbol of rock 'n' roll self-indulgence on the face of the earth?
8:36 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Ogden serves up a dinner for the ages
Bradley Ogden, the restaurant, is situated across from The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Bradley Ogden, the chef/owner, is known for his innovative cuisine, a splendid mix that reflects Ogden's California and Midwest styles.
8:36 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Liberman leading charge to restore laughter
This summer he and a trio of fellow funny guys performed a series of gigs in Israel, where ongoing political strife and random suicide bombings have largely silenced the laughter among citizens.
8:35 a.m.
On display for Oct. 24, 2003
A reception will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Artemus Ham Hall on the UNLV campus for award-winning artist Michael Barnard, who has his new show, "PhotoFields," currently running there. Admission ...
8:35 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Kids are working at the plant
They're going to dig big holes and get their clothes all dirty.
8:33 a.m.
Datebook for Oct. 24, 2003
Representatives from more than 60 organizations serving those with disabilities will gather at a Disability Awareness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park on West ...
8:33 a.m.
Performing arts for Oct. 24, 2003
Combining Mexican folk songs and American folk music, Lila Downs will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Tickets are $12 the day of the performance and ...
8:32 a.m.
Castaways in harmony with Motown tribute
Stuck in the middle of one of Las Vegas' less-affluent areas, it often is overlooked when folks hungry for entertainment go foraging in showrooms around town.
8:31 a.m.
Prague Chamber Orchestra, Eroica Trio team up
The 32-musician Prague Chamber Orchestra performs without a conductor. The group was founded in 1951 by "soloist-caliber, first desk" (principal) musicians of each section of the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra. Antonin Hradil is artistic leader ...
8:29 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Rush show at cineplex more than moving pictures
Why would an audience cheer a performance when there's no band present to hear the applause?
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Lounges are the building blocks of Las Vegas
I don't mean the neighborhood bars, the typical "Cheers" pub where friends drop by for a drink on the way home from work and visit with friends (although Vegas may be in the running for ...
8:27 a.m.
Halloween Activities
Haunted house
8:26 a.m.
Kiss, Aerosmith provide a circus in 'Maximus'
What's the better rock anthem: "Rock and Roll All Nite" or "Sweet Emotion?"
8:25 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: A sick and evil nation
WEEKEND EDITION Oct. 25 - 26, 2003
6:11 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Station to take more heat for tower
WEEKEND EDITION Oct. 25 - 26, 2003
6:09 a.m.
Controversy nothing new in Williams' career
WEEKEND EDITION Oct. 25 - 26, 2003
5:54 a.m.
Firefighters group aims to increase smoke alarm awareness
WEEKEND EDITION Oct. 24 - 25, 2003
5:53 a.m.
Melodrama disguisesp lesson in history
WEEKEND EDITION Oct. 25 - 26, 2003
5:51 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Double dipping not surprising
AS THE MEDIA salivates, opportunists slobber and politicians spin, I feel mostly sad as Double-Dippinggate stretches inexorably onward.
5:46 a.m.
Police conduct, education among lawmaker's targets
WEEKEND EDITION Oct. 24 - 25, 2003
5:45 a.m.
Editorial: Fatal flaws not halting Yucca push
The on-site areas that the nation's nuclear power plants use for storing their radioactive waste should be looking pretty good right now, even to people who have aggressively supported Yucca Mountain.
5:42 a.m.
Letter: News media is too easy on Bush
I'm so frustrated by news organizations and the way they are reporting the war in Iraq. President Bush lied to get us into this war and news outlets are not holding him to the same ...
5:38 a.m.
Letter: Send our troops, Bush back home
President Bush isn't telling us what the $87 billion is going to be used for. Reconstruction of what? Most of the country is back to the way it was, mud huts.
5:38 a.m.
Center of attention
WEEKEND EDITION Oct. 24 - 25, 2003
5:28 a.m.
'60 Minutes' tackles Yucca Mountain issue
WEEKEND EDITION Oct. 24 - 25, 2003
5:27 a.m.
Grilled Cheese
WEEKEND EDITION Oct. 24 - 25, 2003
5:23 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Bellagio is rolling in Monet
WEEKEND EDITION Oct. 24 - 25, 2003
5:22 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: View of casino is obscured
WEEKEND EDITION October 25 - 26, 2003
5:20 a.m.
Lozano found guilty of killing 9-year-old
Jurors also found Lozano guilty of two counts of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon. He was convicted of all charges filed against him.
4:48 a.m.

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