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Archive for September 4, 2003

Transfer students to get more experienced teachers
Students who opt to transfer from a handful of Clark County schools labeled as "needing improvement" to higher-achieving schools are likely to wind up in classrooms led by more experienced teachers with advanced degrees, a ...
11:26 a.m.
Moncrief buys home in Ward 1
The home on Crystal Cave Drive is south of Charleston Boulevard between Buffalo Drive and Rainbow Boulevard, according to the records, which valued it at $405,000. It occupies about half an acre.
11:25 a.m.
Police seek victims of molestation
Wendell Coyle, a guard at a store in the Fremont Street Experience, was arrested Aug. 29 on a charge of lewdness of a victim under 14 years of age in connection with the July 29 ...
11:24 a.m.
New DUI law would have netted 47 drivers
An additional 47 drivers would have been arrested at DUI checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend if the new blood alcohol limit of 0.08 had been in effect, Metro Police said.
11:24 a.m.
Democrats get Head Start in Las Vegas
Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe railed against the Bush administration's economic and foreign policies during a stop in Las Vegas on Wednesday and vowed Nevada will go to the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004.
11:22 a.m.
Mom demands justice for son
While other high school seniors cheered on their teams at the first football games of the school year and made plans for the homecoming dance, Tanner Hansen was at home, recovering from multiple surgeries.
11:22 a.m.
California agencies finalizing Colorado River deal
SAN DIEGO -- Discussions among four Southern California water agencies were expected to continue today as officials put the final touches on a long-awaited pact to share the waters of the Colorado River. But lawmakers ...
11:22 a.m.
Deane accused of harassing ex-supporter
A former campaign supporter alleged that Clark County Recorder Fran Deane threatened and harassed her because her family's company wouldn't give Deane free bumper stickers, according to police reports filed in the case.
11:22 a.m.
Wounded Nevada Guardsman enjoys brief war respite
After six years of active duty in the infantry, Sgt. Jeremy McLoughlin decided he had seen enough of the military life and was ready to settle down.
11:18 a.m.
Caesars launches new ad campaign
Caesars Palace resort on the Las Vegas Strip will launch a multimillion dollar advertising campaign to tout the property's renaissance.
11:17 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Sept. 4, 2003
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Jim Doyle and the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians have agreed on a new gambling compact that will pay the state $3.65 million over the next two years in exchange for ...
11:17 a.m.
Small business event for veterans set
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. veterans can meet with SBA-approved lenders and other small business resources to learn more about starting a small business. Each veteran who participates will receive a free 300-page workbook ...
11:17 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 4, 2003
The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the appeal of Malcolm Gray, convicted in 1995 of second-degree murder in the shooting of a Las Vegas woman.
11:17 a.m.
DA asks court to reconsider Binion reversals
CARSON CITY -- Clark County District Attorney David Roger asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to reconsider its decision to grant a new trial to Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish in the 1998 murder ...
11:17 a.m.
Las Vegas eyes first water limit exemptions
Water fountains at two office parks and at the Fremont Street Experience will continue operating for at least 30 more days, the Las Vegas City Council decided Wednesday as it considered its first requests for ...
11:17 a.m.
County ethics panel urges teaching, fines
The Clark County Ethics Task Force says public officials need to be taught ethical behavior if the county wants to avoid conflicts of interest, and those who break the rules should face hefty fines.
11:17 a.m.
Summer of love: Once rowdy skate parks settle down
Stern cautions and continued efforts to establish skateboarding as an organized youth sport resulted in a relatively peaceful summer at city of Las Vegas and Clark County skate parks, officials said.
11:16 a.m.
Oregon officials consider video slots
SALEM, Ore. -- The Oregon Legislature's budget for the next two years includes an extra $67 million in revenue from the Oregon Lottery, one of the state's biggest money makers.
11:10 a.m.
County approves three resort projects
The Clark County Commission approved three major resort projects Wednesday that are expected to significantly change the face of the Las Vegas Strip over the next few years.
11:09 a.m.
Union agitating again at Vegas-area Wal-Mart
The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 711 planned a protest today at 5:15 p.m. at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at Eastern and Serene avenues in unincorporated Clark County near Henderson.
11:06 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE rating cut as outlook improves
Las Vegas-based casino resort giant MGM MIRAGE today boosted its third-quarter profit forecast and said it has accelerated its repurchases of stock. The equity buyback move led Standard & Poor's to downgrade the company's credit ...
11:05 a.m.
Labor problem erupts at Adelson's casino project in China
A published report said the arrest of 23 Hong Kong residents last week at the site of Sheldon Adelson's Chinese casino project involved a a "dirty tricks" campaign to discourage American gambling entrepreneurs from competing ...
11:05 a.m.
Burrito chain expanding quickly in Las Vegas area
Chipotle, a chain with McDonald's Corp. as its majority owner, is unleashing its burritos in Las Vegas with ingredients such as meat from pigs raised on free-range farms.
11:04 a.m.
Business trends mixed
The pair of reports released today by the Labor Department underscored some of the strains facing U.S. workers even as the economy shows signs of gaining momentum.
11:04 a.m.
Autumn weather may be just around corner
Las Vegas residents face a couple of more days of 100-degree temperatures and the threat of thunderstorms before a taste of autumn sweeps the skies.
10:54 a.m.
Anti-tax activist gets court help
Anti-tax activist Irwin Schiff and his lawyers will get another chance to argue in court that the First Amendment prohibits the government from banning his book or forcing him to turn over a list of ...
10:53 a.m.
Dion, Goodman cut ad for flood victims
As hopes recede for federal help for victims of last month's flooding in northwest Las Vegas, the city and the American Red Cross hope to raise $300,000 in donations with an ad campaign featuring Mayor ...
10:53 a.m.
Massive construction site fire breaks out, damage in the millions
"It's one of the largest structure fires I've ever seen," Clark County fire spokesman Bob Leinbach said.
10:48 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: From slots to weaves, Vegas has it all
The list of conventions includes everything from a Wayne Newton fan club to international homicide cops to Polish travel agents to a major gaming show that is bringing everyone from Elizabeth Taylor to Bob Denver ...
10:46 a.m.
Woman killed in store ID'd
Quiroga and her daughter, Elisa Del Prado, 65, were beaten with a hammer Tuesday morning inside World Merchants-Importers at 310 Carson Ave. Del Prado was in critical condition this morning at University Medical Center.
9:46 a.m.
Acting city manager impresses mayor with proposed projects
The acting city manager of North Las Vegas on Wednesday presented the City Council with a broad program that included plans to map safe routes for children who walk to school, survey city residents and ...
9:33 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 4, 2003
David Lloyd Anderson, 65, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospice. He was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Long Beach, Calif. He was a retired pipefitter, a veteran of the Army Reserves and ...
9:32 a.m.
City Council honors Genzer, longtime chief planner
Before his recognition, the city honored the group that developed a golf match between firefighters and police officers in April. The winner of that match received a large trophy.
9:32 a.m.
Longtime Sun reporter, columnist Carlos dies at 67
A series of unusual jobs that offered unique challenges helped prepare Judy Carlos for her career as a newspaperwoman.
9:31 a.m.
Parker's talent at PV could test Bonanza
If one player could shape the destiny of a team, Palo Verde's boys' tennis team might go undefeated this year.
9:28 a.m.
Moore enjoyed running for the band
Leon Moore said there was one thing going through his mind as he scooped up a fumble in the first quarter of Friday night's game with Toledo at Sam Boyd Stadium.
9:27 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Let's make college polls wait and see
Forget about the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping. Or Oregon's mellow yellow uniforms. The real crime of the century, according to those who follow college football, is that Southern Cal is not ranked No. 1 in the ...
9:26 a.m.
Zaher-led Gaels should contend
In Southern Nevada, all conversations about boys' soccer eventually turn to Mike Zaher.
9:25 a.m.
Sports news briefs for September 4, 2003
The UNLV women's soccer team remained unbeaten Wednesday with a 5-2 victory against Southern Utah at Peter Johann Memorial Field.
9:25 a.m.
Guest Columnist Linda Frohlich: Hawaiian vacation does wonders after long season
So what do you do when you want to take a break from a long season? Where do you go when you want to clear your mind? Where do you go when you want to ...
9:24 a.m.
Centennial aims to avoid 'Shadow' of new school
Shadow Ridge coach J.D. Johnson already kicked two Centennial players out of his practice. A few miles away, Centennial coach Joel Bertsch spied a handful of Shadow Ridge players at Bulldogs' JV and freshman games.
9:22 a.m.
Officials discuss growing dependence on gambling
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- For Rhode Island and many other states, there's no turning back from legalized gambling.
9:21 a.m.
LV sailor part of Navy war effort
Andrea of Las Vegas recently returned from a successful six-month deployment on board the dock landing ship USS Comstock. The Comstock and the USS Anchorage were the first San Diego-based amphibious ships to return from ...
9:21 a.m.
More land to be added to Nellis protection zone
The number of acres in the district would increase from 21,757 to 34,161.
9:21 a.m.
Shane to Oscar: Speed will kill
The fight is sold out but the promotional ads run continually on the big screens in the MGM Grand.
9:21 a.m.
Mayor planning chat over coffee
Goodman will host a coffee talk at Starbucks, 8000 W. Sahara Ave., between Buffalo and Durango 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
9:21 a.m.
Man gets 48 years for double-fatal DUI
A Utah man who while driving under the influence caused a traffic accident that killed a Florida couple on U.S. 95 outside Boulder City was sentenced to 48 years in prison Wednesday.
9:20 a.m.
Senate rejects Reid's school measure
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday rejected an amendment by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., that aimed to fund federal educational programs for Hispanics.
9:20 a.m.
County rejects senior housing plan
The Clark County Commission reluctantly, at least for some of the board, denied a contentious application for senior housing near Twain Avenue and McLeod Drive on Wednesday.
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Pro Stocker Coughlin gets 2nd chance at Indy
The postponement of last weekend's 49th annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals will prove costly to the teams that are forced to return to Indianapolis Raceway Park this weekend for the final two rounds of qualifying ...
9:19 a.m.
Tennessee rejects lottery partnership with Georgia
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee will "go it alone" in implementing a state lottery.
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Unbeaten Bradley set for late title run
For a man who has never lost a professional fight, Lonnie Bradley has had his share of misfortune.
9:16 a.m.
Wednesday's prep results
Western def. Mojave, forfeit (at Los Prados) Medalist: Chris Campa and Paula Campa (Wes) - 55
9:15 a.m.
Letter: Newspapers have big differences
The contrast between the two papers on Sunday, Aug. 24, was striking. The Sun's Editorials page presented a crisply written editorial and a well-written column on subjects of immediate urgency to Nevadans. On the Opinion ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Kenny is 'simply a disgrace'
I am saddened to read of yet another Las Vegas politician who chose to hold office for selfish reasons rather than service in the community. Unfortunately, Erin Kenny epitomizes everything that is despicable in so ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Not so certain limiting growth would hurt a lot
Would you kindly back up your glowing generality by stating the facts that are behind your statement?
9:03 a.m.
20-year sentence given in killing
A Henderson teen who killed a 54-year-old man after a traffic confrontation will have to serve at least four years in prison before he will be eligible for parole, District Judge Donald Mosley ruled Wednesday.
8:59 a.m.
Las Vegas rated fifth best draw in nation
The heat, the drought and the traffic may incense Las Vegas residents, but people from other states rank the city as the fifth best place to move to, a new Harris poll says.
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: Let's test the testers
Education analysts told the Times that the reasons for the mistakes are due in part to some testing companies cutting corners to make money. In other cases, because the federal government and state governments are ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Only Deane can repair the damage
While literally hanging up on the public -- she ordered her staff to stop taking citizens' calls for several weeks earlier this year -- she was planning to personally cash in by setting up a ...
8:56 a.m.
Judge accused of abusive conduct in criminal case
CARSON CITY -- A special prosecutor for the state Judicial Discipline Commission on Wednesday accused a justice of the peace in Douglas County of "abusive and demeaning" conduct in handling the criminal case of the ...
8:56 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 4, 2003
Temple Beth Sholom is accepting registration for its Midrasha program, an Upper School program for eighth and ninth grade students.
8:55 a.m.
DeVol-ution: Henderson opera diva comes full circle to open San Francisco Opera's season
After a two-decade absence from not only the War Memorial Opera House stage, but also the entire opera scene in the U.S., she is returning to open the 2003-04 season of the San Francisco Opera.
8:21 a.m.
Artist Girotto's neoclassical work celebrated at LVAM
But do an Internet search on the artist's name and suggestive images of women appear on pinup and erotica websites. Even the cover of his book, "The Art of Walter Girotto," (SQP, 2002) flashes the ...
8:18 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: A surprising appeal
The pressure from Bush and his "Roadmap for Peace" resulted in the appointment of Abbas as prime minister. Abbas, better known as Abu Mazen, was, after a period of time, appointed. Reluctantly he took the ...
8:14 a.m.

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