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Archive for October 29, 2003

LV Valley air advisory issued due to fires' smoke
Winds blowing east from the Pacific Ocean brought the smoke from the California fires to the Las Vegas Valley today causing respiratory problems and severely limiting visibility.
11:29 a.m.
Southern Nevadans join battle
SANTEE, Calif. -- Las Vegas Valley firefighters were told this morning to prepare to leave base camp for the eastern edge of the Cedar Fire to try to protect the town of Julian, Calif.
11:29 a.m.
Homeless gather for annual event
By 7:30 this morning a line of more than 2,000 homeless Nevadans wrapped around the back corner of the Cashman Center. The bike racks were overpacked with rusty bicycles, their owners anxiously awaiting the opening ...
11:24 a.m.
Berkley pushes measure to extend unemployment
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Shelley Berkley and other House Democrats are pushing for Congress to consider a bill that would extend federal unemployment benefits for six months before lawmakers go home for the year.
11:24 a.m.
Lawmakers ask appeals court to reverse tax-vote ruling
CARSON CITY -- A group of Republican state lawmakers say there is a "reasonable likelihood" that the Legislature in the future will pass new or increased taxes without the constitutional required two-thirds vote.
11:23 a.m.
State sends two firefighting teams to California
As the firefighters pulled out of a truck stop at Blue Diamond Road and Interstate 15 on Tuesday, the Clark County Department of Air Quality issued an advisory to Southern Nevada residents, who could begin ...
11:23 a.m.
Ruling keeps pressure on DOE over conflict
WASHINGTON -- A federal appellate court's opinion that the Energy Department did not adequately prove it ruled out conflict-of-interest problems with former legal counsel Winston & Strawn mirrors what the department's inspector general said almost ...
11:22 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 29, 2003
Metro Police were investigating a homicide early today in which a man phoned authorities to say he had been in an argument with his roommate, who later died at a Las Vegas hospital.
11:20 a.m.
Companies to partner for wireless Las Vegas experience
Mobile VEGAS.com will offer video-, picture- and messaging-based applications to consumers who subscribe to the service. Prices have yet to be announced and the service is expected to be available by late fourth quarter or ...
11:20 a.m.
Las Vegas looking to cash in on latest SW Air expansion
Tourism industry professionals are split over how Southwest Airlines' decision to begin service to Philadelphia next year will affect competition between Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
11:14 a.m.
Dean 'sees the light' on nuclear waste
Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean, who supported turning Yucca Mountain into the nation's nuclear waste dump in the past, said Tuesday that if elected president he would halt work to study the safety of burying ...
11:13 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Let's make our money talk in '04
We are a small state and, though we have a ranking Democrat in the Senate, Assistant Minority Leader Harry Reid, we are considered to have little clout in Washington.
11:13 a.m.
Roy transferred to California facility
Injured entertainer Roy Horn was transported Tuesday from University Medical Center to an undisclosed medical facility, officials said.
11:12 a.m.
Las Vegas mall owners report better numbers
Chicago-based General Growth Properties Inc., owner of two regional shopping malls in Las Vegas, reported a third-quarter profit of $122.1 million or 74 cents per share, up from $91.2 million or 71 cents in the ...
11:12 a.m.
Nevada banking agency finally staffed
For the first time since May, the ranks of state banking and lending regulators are at full staff.
11:06 a.m.
Feds OK funds for state projects
The 1998 Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, which sells Bureau of Land Management property in Clark County, funds the projects. Interior Secretary Gale Norton approved the list of projects and land purchases, including $274 ...
11:06 a.m.
Wildfires force cancellation of races at California Speedway
CART this morning canceled its season-ending race at California Speedway, set for Sunday, due to the wildfires that are ravaging Southern California.
11:04 a.m.
Bighorns moved to new homes
From a distance, the helicopter cresting the mountains surrounding Lake Mead on Tuesday morning appeared to have a large earring dangling from its underside.
11:03 a.m.
11 students part of probe
The investigation into whether an outside photographer "inappropriately touched" students while taking pictures at a Henderson elementary school has expanded to 11 children, school police said this morning.
11:02 a.m.
Landreth will not be prosecuted
The Justice Department will not prosecute former U.S. Attorney Kathryn Landreth for taking copies of documents when she left her position with the government in April 2001.
10:55 a.m.
Small fire hits museum
An air-conditioner on the roof of the museum located on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus caught fire. A crew of about 25 fire personnel arrived at 9:40 and put the fire out, said ...
10:54 a.m.
Many Nevadans nervously follow situation
The fires marching through Southern California's brittle brush came close to UNLV professor Wole Soyinka's home in Upland, Calif., forcing him and his family to flee in the middle of the night, he said Tuesday.
10:50 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Labor group has a rap against P. Diddy
But because of charges that His Diddiness is pulling a Kathie Lee and using a Honduran sweatshop to manufacture his Sean John line of designer duds, there it is.
10:45 a.m.
Kickoff returns have put Rebels in offensive hole
Two years ago, it was many happy returns for UNLV and especially for 5-foot-6, 165-pound mini-mite Dominique Dorsey, who returned 10 kickoffs for a whopping 34.6-yard average as a true freshman.
10:27 a.m.
Two assists help save Day in Wranglers' win
Greg Day has always been the lucky type.
10:27 a.m.
Wildfires force California Speedway to postpone CART event
California Speedway president Bill Miller on Tuesday postponed this weekend's CART Champ Car World Series and NASCAR Winston West Series races at the Fontana track due to the Southern California wildfires.
10:26 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Wranglers put on a good show
The advance word was very specific. It said the speed of play, the ability of the skaters, was glacier-like and much too plodding.
10:25 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: 24 nations to compete at World Golf Championships
The 18 exempt nations for the upcoming 2003 World Golf Championships World Cup have been announced, as have those nations which earned entry into this tournament via qualifying.
10:24 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- GOLDEN PARK -- Nakatani aboard Gonzalez trainee for owners McCaffery & Toffan, adds blinkers for this diploma try, must overcome outside post. CHASENTHEBLUESAWAY -- Fogelsonger atop Baffert trainee for owner Pegram, draws ...
10:22 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING
10:21 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: CART champ Paul Tracy: 'I did it my way'
After winning 19 CART races but no championships in his first 12 seasons in the series, Paul Tracy was beginning to identify with Phil Mickelson.
10:20 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 29, 2003
Lawyers for the International Olympic Committee are studying the legality of retroactive testing of frozen urine samples taken to Los Angeles from the temporary Olympic drug-testing laboratory in Utah.
10:19 a.m.
Correction
Correction
9:57 a.m.
More services planned for Stand Down
Air Force Master Sgt. Sherrill Stewart recently returned from her tour of duty in Iraq, where she saw people deal with a "shortage of so many things."
9:55 a.m.
Sentencing delayed in Rhodes case
John Rhodes was to be sentenced on a single felony count of insurance fraud after jurors determined that he filed a false insurance claim in order to collect money for property he never owned.
9:54 a.m.
Water drive held at Palms
The water drive is being held at the Palms at 4321 W. Flamingo Road until the emergency passes, Bob Leinbach of the Clark County Fire Department said.
9:53 a.m.
Council considers new ward liaison for Moncrief
Residents in Ward 1 Councilwoman Janet Moncrief's district will have a new person to go to for help, if her choice for neighborhood liaison is ratified by Las Vegas City Council today.
9:52 a.m.
Photography firm probed
A photography firm under investigation by school police after a student alleged she was inappropriately touched was hired by one other school, district officials said Tuesday.
9:51 a.m.
Heller asks for opinion on public employees serving in Legislature
CARSON CITY -- Secretary of State Dean Heller has asked the state Attorney General's Office for a legal opinion on whether public employees in the executive branch of government can serve in the Legislature.
9:49 a.m.
Berkley pushing unemployment bill
WASHINGTON -- Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley and other House Democrats are pushing for Congress to consider a bill that would extend federal unemployment benefits for six months before lawmakers go home for the year.
9:46 a.m.
Boulder City briefs for Oct. 29, 2003
The Boulder City Council put an end to a dispute Tuesday with a resident whose 80-foot waterfall encroached on city land.
9:45 a.m.
Police: Unique jewelry design may help in nabbing thief
Metro Police are hoping that hip hop recording artist Nelly's custom-made jewelry is so unique and so expensive that it will be a little easier to track down and lead police to the person who ...
9:45 a.m.
State OKs retirement plan for part-timers
CARSON CITY -- A plan that will save the state an estimated $460,000 a year and switch new part-time state workers into a new retirement system was approved by the state Board of Examiners Tuesday.
9:38 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 29, 2003
Gene L. Archibald, 74, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Chicago. A resident for 15 years, he was a retired Army top sergeant and Korean ...
9:36 a.m.
Henderson approves land plan for college
The land use change amends the Mission Hills planning area from a low-density residential and industrial park to public/semi-public use.
9:36 a.m.
Guinn co-chairman of online university
CARSON CITY -- Although Gov. Kenny Guinn failed to show up at the conference of the Western Governors Association in Montana, his colleagues named him co-chairman of the Western Governors University, an online school that ...
9:33 a.m.
Lawmakers appeal firing by county
Two Clark County employees fired for taking county pay and benefits while working at the Legislature have appealed their terminations, county officials said Tuesday.
9:33 a.m.
BLM to conduct big land auction
The Bureau of Land Management will conduct its biggest auction under the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act on Nov. 6 when the agency auctions off 2,723 acres.
9:32 a.m.
Slot maker posts a loss
WMS on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.9 million, or 6 cents a share, compared with earnings of $660,000, or 2 cents a share, a year ago.
9:29 a.m.
Rating cut on Vegas firm after earnings miss
Revenue rose 7.6 percent to a record $201.5 million.
9:28 a.m.
County voters approve riverboat gambling
With 4,425 total votes recorded, 54 percent approved of gambling, or 2,371 votes, in unofficial results. The remaining 46 percent, or 2,054 votes, cast their ballots against the referendum.
9:27 a.m.
Bar and restaurant chain adds two locations in Las Vegas
One is under way on the northeast corner of East Lake Mead Boulevard and Mount Hood Street in northeastern Las Vegas and is set for completion in January. The second is being built in the ...
9:27 a.m.
Legal analysis supports slots for S.C. tribe
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- There is no current state law barring the Catawba Indian Nation from operating video gambling machines on reservation land, according to an attorney hired by a conservative think tank.
9:24 a.m.
Air quality advisory issued
The National Weather Service predicted winds of up to 30 to 40 mph today.
9:24 a.m.
Under Atlantic City Boardwalk, luckless, homeless cling to life
ATLANTIC CITY -- At the Underwood Motel, there is no concierge.
9:23 a.m.
Jurors view video of Kozlowski party
Prosecutors maintained the party, more than half of which was paid for with company money, was a "stark example" of how Kozlowski and former Chief Financial Officer Mark Swartz looted hundreds of millions from Tyco ...
9:23 a.m.
Letter: Price for 'Bush's War' too high
Why is President Bush so set on having the U.S. taxpayers give $87 billion to rebuild the damage caused by his war in Iraq while his administration fights establishing medical care for those in this ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Foreign policy requires patience
The current administration's foreign policy is not a knee-jerk phenomena. Rather it is the result of the ill-conceived foreign policy of prior administrations. Should President Bush have maintained a do-nothing response to events past and ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: No nuke waste at Yucca; no tower at Summerlin
It is the lack of vision that is most disturbing to me. First, we engage a form of energy (nuclear) without fully thinking through how to handle its waste. Then we allow our Washington "leaders" ...
9:09 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 29, 2003
The Henderson Police Officers Association on Saturday is sponsoring a Run for Honor, a 5K run/1 mile fun walk to benefit the Henderson Police Honor Guard.
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: More cops could help dent crime
Unfortunately, the statistics, contained in the FBI's Uniform Crime Report released this week, are not dropping. If they were, we could take some small comfort in saying that maybe 2002 was just a bad year. ...
9:08 a.m.
Grant to help EOB drug program
The EOB will receive $499,631 the first year and then $497,159 for each of the remaining four years.
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: We must be prepared
In times such as these, states rush to help each other -- one of the strengths of our country. We're proud of our firefighters and we support Gov. Kenny Guinn's decision to send help.
9:07 a.m.
Lozano apologizes to family of slain girl, 9
The North Las Vegas man facing a potential execution for killing a 9-year-old girl in a gang shootout wept Tuesday as he apologized to the girl's mother and sister.
8:35 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Department store raises the roof, funds
The Saturday night event, "Viva La Moda!," was much more than an anniversary celebration for the Fashion Show retailer and certainly a shopping adventure for the 400 guests who showed up to enjoy the hunt ...
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Monsour takes reins for Wynn
Monsour has been with NM since its opening 22 years ago, when she was the first public relations coordinator.
8:26 a.m.
Bravo for Barry: Williams, unapologetic about Brady lineage, appears at Suncoast
"I'm in a career that should have lasted 25 minutes because pop things change so radically and shows come and go and there's the whole child actor syndrome," Williams said in a recent interview from ...
8:26 a.m.

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