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Archive for October 30, 2003

More smoke irritation expected
The smoke irritation Las Vegans are experiencing may get worse over the next couple of days, depending on the wind.
11:31 a.m.
UCLA confirms Roy is at medical center
Entertainer Roy Horn is in an upgraded condition at a Los Angeles hospital, Siegfried & Roy publicist David Kirvin said today.
11:28 a.m.
Six more local schools get failing grades
Six more Clark County schools have been found to need improvement for not showing the gains on standardized tests demanded by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, school officials learned Wednesday.
11:27 a.m.
Nevada teams await call to action
RAMONA, Calif. -- The second team of Nevada firefighters was awaiting orders this morning and hoping they could do more to help Southern California than the first team did Wednesday.
11:26 a.m.
Squaring history: Las Vegas High tradition started in 1941 will be revived
Some traditions die hard. In Southern Nevada, nowhere is that more evident than with the old Las Vegas High School "senior squares" that refuse to vanish into history.
11:26 a.m.
Las Vegas High through the years
1909 -- High school classes are held in the first elementary school at Second Street and Lewis Avenue and in the old First Methodist Church at Third Street and Bridger Avenue.
11:26 a.m.
Kidnapped children returned to mother
Three children who were kidnapped by their father and taken to Mexico four years ago have been returned to their mother in Las Vegas, officials said today.
11:23 a.m.
Ban sought on public workers in Legislature
A group of Nevadans who want to ban public employees from serving in the Nevada Legislature filed a petition this morning to get their initiative on the state's 2004 general election ballot.
11:23 a.m.
Lenders, politicians react differently to loan disparity data
Public- and private-sector reactions to the Las Vegas area's dismal ranking for mortgage loans to the poor ranged this week from concern to it-can't-happen-here.
11:22 a.m.
Guinn suggests lawmakers take leaves of absence
"I don't want to take action so that no public employee can serve, but the circumstances should be set forth if somebody serves," Guinn said.
11:22 a.m.
PUC backing debt issuance
If accepted by a bankruptcy court judge, the debt will back bonds that would serve as collateral, staying the execution of a judgment in favor of Enron Corp. The companies are disputing expensive power contracts ...
11:21 a.m.
Vocational school set for Henderson
The company has leased 31,000 square feet of space at 170 N. Stephanie St., north of the Las Vegas Beltway. The new campus will provide degree programs in medical assisting, business administration and criminal justice. ...
11:21 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Oct. 30, 2003
RENO -- International Game Technology today promoted President and Chief Executive G. Thomas Baker to chairman, replacing Charles N. Mathewson, who is retiring from the board and will become chairman emeritus.
11:21 a.m.
Southwest Gas loss widens
Weather factors were again cited by Southwest Gas Corp. of Las Vegas on Wednesday as it reported a third-quarter loss of $17.4 million, or 51 cents per share.
11:14 a.m.
Station spending $110 million to expand Henderson resort
Strong returns at Green Valley Ranch Station in Henderson and a new tribal casino contract in Sacramento helped Station Casinos Inc. of Las Vegas more than triple its profit in the third quarter compared to ...
11:13 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 30, 2003
Team president David Samson said Miami-Dade County and city officials requested the name change.
11:13 a.m.
Strip properties seeing little effect from Calif. wildfires
The raging fires in Southern California that blew smoke and ash over Las Vegas Wednesday don't appear to be keeping tourists away from the city, Strip resorts say.
11:13 a.m.
NBC exec: LV key to demographic research
NBC Chief Executive Bob Wright deadpanned that his television network isn't contemplating a move to Las Vegas, regardless of the attractive recruitment sales pitch he got from the Nevada Development Authority.
11:12 a.m.
New hotel tower gives Venetian results a boost
Earnings increased in the third quarter for the company that owns the Venetian hotel-casino, despite a dramatic decrease in table game revenue, the company said today.
11:07 a.m.
Prosecutors urge death penalty
Prosecutors on Wednesday made a final attempt to persuade jurors to choose execution for the man convicted of killing a 9-year-old North Las Vegas girl.
11:05 a.m.
Transitional housing for inmates planned
CARSON CITY -- A pilot program to set up transitional housing for 200 prison inmates in Clark County is moving ahead, state correctional officials said Wednesday.
11:05 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 30, 2003
The former missionary charged with sexually abusing two girls during a religious service was arraigned on three felony charges Wednesday in Las Vegas Justice Court.
10:57 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Feldman embarking on a Fox hunt
"They really ought to be ashamed of themselves," Alan Feldman, senior vice president of public affairs, told VegasBeat from Montreal, where he was scouting the MGM Grand's incoming Cirque du Soleil production.
10:42 a.m.
Rebels plan to adjust lineups
UNLV basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour confirmed that he will tweak his starting lineup and rotation for two exhibition games because of the suspensions that two Rebels will serve at the start of the season.
10:28 a.m.
Long has Lobos' defense holding down the fort
Rocky Long had just finished his first year as defensive coordinator at Oregon State in 1991 and he knew he had to come up quickly with something different for the Beavers to be competitive.
10:27 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Comfort level still lacking at Sam Boyd
Anybody who spent Saturday afternoon roaming the stands at Sam Boyd Stadium may conclude that UNLV has as many problems off the field as it does on it.
10:26 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Anderson attributes Pro Stock wins to luck, hard work
Greg Anderson won the NHRA Pro Stock championship, a record-tying 11 races and set the national elapsed time and speed records in his category -- all in one season.
10:25 a.m.
Robinson headed for Rose Bowl's Hall
With his team struggling and in the midst of a frustrating three-game losing streak, UNLV coach John Robinson certainly was ready for a jolt of positive news.
10:24 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- FLYINDOWNBAYLAUREL -- Draws good inner post for mile opener, Fogelsonger atop Abrams trainee, Fly-in-down-bay-Santa-Anita? LETTERTOTHEEDITOR -- Krone aboard Dominguez trainee, draws outside box in small six-horse two-turn claimer, edit this letter a ...
10:20 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING
10:19 a.m.
Tarver: 'Call me champ'
The betting line is indicative of the general perception: Antonio Tarver isn't expected to beat Roy Jones Jr. when they fight Nov. 8 at Mandalay Bay.
10:19 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Mayweather looking to impress
Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn't seem to have brought his punch with him since moving up a division to lightweight, yet the Las Vegas-based world champion is predicting he'll make quick work of Philip Ndou when ...
10:18 a.m.
Swick aims to defend 4A title
Patrick Swick was tired of losing.
10:17 a.m.
Injuries place heavy burden on veterans at L.V. High
When Kris Cinkovich took over as coach of the Las Vegas football program in 1994, Las Vegas became a passing team. Then it switched to a running offense with Antione White two years ago. Back ...
10:16 a.m.
Man arraigned in lewdness case
John Misseldine, 21, was arraigned on one count of sexual assault with a minor under 14 and two counts of lewdness with a minor under 14. The hearing took place before Justice of the Peace ...
9:56 a.m.
LV man arrested in 1986 homicide
U.S. marshals arrested a 43-year-old Las Vegas man Wednesday in connection with a 1986 homicide in Southern California.
9:56 a.m.
Worry continues over potential privatization of control towers
WASHINGTON -- An effort to privatize the North Las Vegas Airport control tower has been removed from a pending bill for now, but some individuals fear there is not enough protection to stop the effort ...
9:56 a.m.
Local air quality officials spend day manning phones
For questions about the smoke, the air quality phone line at the Clark County Government Building is 455-0001. The line is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. the department also may continue the ...
9:55 a.m.
Fannie Mae corrects errors in results
Its mortgage portfolio grew by $1.7 billion; its total assets by $1.04 billion; and its unrealized gains on certain securities by $1.3 billion. The changes do not affect the company's income statement, Fannie Mae said.
9:54 a.m.
Man shot in parking lot of topless club
Police were searching for the shooter this morning.
9:53 a.m.
With X Scream, Stratosphere teeters on success
Let alone dangle hundreds of feet from Earth on a thrill ride.
9:49 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 30, 2003
Emilio Cunanan, 59, of Henderson died Monday in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1944, in the Philippines. A resident for 43 years, he was a retired casino bartender.
9:46 a.m.
Las Vegans pitching in with donations
Locals are pitching in to help their neighbor state in a time of crisis.
9:42 a.m.
ACLU urges reinstatement of Rebel Yell columnist
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is working to return a columnist to his job at UNLV's student newspaper after his termination for alleged plagiarism, officials said Wednesday.
9:39 a.m.
House secures funds in advance of VA hospital
WASHINGTON -- The House authorized $6.5 million on Wednesday to fund a lease for a veterans outpatient clinic in Clark County.
9:11 a.m.
Ball is rolling as council selects Centennial promoter
Clear Channel was hired Wednesday to help throw the valley's biggest party ever, the Las Vegas Centennial Celebration set for 2005.
9:11 a.m.
Court overturns vet's divorce ruling
CARSON CITY -- Despite a federal law to the contrary, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that military veterans can be required to pay part of their disability benefits to their former spouses.
9:11 a.m.
LV sewer increase flows through first step
With little discussion because it was a consent agenda item, the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved the first steps toward increasing sewer rates and connection fees by 40 percent over the next two ...
9:11 a.m.
Smoke unlikely to make healthy pets sick
Even if the smoky haze blowing in from Southern California gets worse, it's not likely to make healthy pets sick, a local veterinarian said.
9:10 a.m.
Short-term enlistments offered
The military services began offering a new short-term enlistment program for slected recruits this month. Known as the National Call to Service, the program provides the services a way to reach a group of young ...
8:49 a.m.
Editorial: Dean's reassessment
Nevadans have grown used to congressional candidates and presidential hopefuls stopping in Las Vegas for fund-raisers and saying that they would use "sound science" to base their decision on Yucca Mountain. With the notable exception ...
8:47 a.m.
Stand Down served about 2,500 people
While the stand down continued until 4 p.m., coat and blanket stations were closed as early as 11 a.m. after supplies ran out. Spokesman Brian Brooks said the stand down handed out 2,000 blankets by ...
8:46 a.m.
Letter: Woodbury's decency is needed
Maybe Woodbury would consider the taking over of this position next election and give Las Vegas a taste of decency -- instead of having to wallow around in the garbage that's been dished out these ...
8:46 a.m.
Letter: Media usurped Dean supporters
As it was, the reporters had a different agenda that centered around the very tired Yucca Mountain nuclear-waste storage issue. When Howard Dean arrived, it was the reporters who asked the questions, and the questions ...
8:45 a.m.
Letter: Secretive Bush team not taking full responsibility
By his own admission he does not read the newspapers, so what would he know? The war in Iraq should never have been waged until the mess in Afghanistan was under control.
8:45 a.m.
Editorial: Yucca work too critical for any bias
Three months after the Sun's story, the Chicago-based law firm of Winston & Strawn withdrew as the Energy Department's counsel. The withdrawal came after Winston & Strawn had invested two years of research and preparation ...
8:44 a.m.
Shooting called a hate crime
An 18-year-old Las Vegas man will face attempted murder charges stemming from what authorities have described as a hate crime.
8:43 a.m.
Guinn: Legislators should take leave of regular jobs
Gov. Kenny Guinn said Wednesday that public and private employees -- to avoid conflicts of interest -- should take full leave from their regular jobs if they serve in the Nevada Legislature.
8:42 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 30, 2003
Southern Nevada Area Health Education Center and the Nevada State Health Division will present the 2003 First Lady's Conference at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday through Nov. 7 at Cashman Center.
8:42 a.m.
Cartoon voice Billy West visits Vegas during LV Comic-Con
"Matt wanted autonomy," said Billy West, the voice behind "Futurama's" "everyman" protagonist, Fry a 20th century pizza delivery goof-off who is inadvertently cryogenically frozen, only to be thawed a millennium later.
8:25 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Recalling some odd neighbors
I can't seem to get too excited over the mayor's pronouncements. Perhaps it is because I witnessed the influence of prostitution in my youth.
8:14 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Mr. Hwang comes to U.S.
Is this prevailing attitude in South Korea because of fear or brotherly love? Probably it is the result of expecting the United States to bail them out if Kim's rockets and army strike them. The ...
8:14 a.m.

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