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Archive for September 10, 2003

Three people wounded in NLV gun battle
According to Officer Justin Roberts, North Las Vegas police spokesman:
11:28 a.m.
Claim against college system settled
CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas woman who didn't get a promotion in the University and Community College System of Nevada is going to get a $142,500 settlement from the state, even though the university ...
11:28 a.m.
Death of baby probed
Aidan Baldwin of Las Vegas was found Tuesday afternoon with an electrical cord around his neck, according to the Clark County coroner's office.
11:28 a.m.
Family services gets new boss
CARSON CITY -- A Nebraska woman today was named administrator of the state Division of Child and Family Services that encompasses child welfare programs, juvenile detention centers and youth parole.
11:27 a.m.
Nevada power rates surpass many other Western states
In May, Nevada consumers were paying 9.5 cents per kilowatt hour, an EIA report showed. That would mean an average summer bill of $119. The U.S. average was 8.4 cents per kilowatt hour.
11:24 a.m.
UNLV chief wants school to shift focus to research
UNLV President Carol Harter called for a broad philosophical shift in the school's mission Tuesday, pledging to transform it into a top-level research university by 2010.
11:22 a.m.
Memorial at school honors popular Las Vegas teacher
For more than a year after Palo Verde High School teacher Barbara Edwards died Sept. 11, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, her favorite spot for watching games at the campus ...
11:21 a.m.
Police see value of Tasers
High-level Metro Police brass received rave reviews from beat cops Tuesday on a pilot project only weeks old involving the nonlethal weapon known as a Taser.
11:20 a.m.
Teens' possible drug use surprises many
News that the recent death of a popular Boulder City High School football player may have been caused by a drug overdose shocked many in the small quiet city of sprawling parks that seems much ...
11:18 a.m.
Sheriff says communication system not up to an attack
In the event of a large-scale emergency, such as a terrorist attack, Clark County police agencies and fire departments would only have a limited capability to communicate via the current radio system.
11:18 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Hijackers still a scary mystery
Today, on the eve of the second anniversary of the deadly attacks that brought down the World Trade Center in New York and damaged the Pentagon, the question of why they were here remains a ...
11:18 a.m.
Probe: Fire was intentionally set
Fire officials asked anyone with information about the Firenze fire to call CrimeStoppers at 385-5555.
11:17 a.m.
Galardi has one month to turn in license
Michael Galardi, owner of two topless clubs in Clark County, has a month to voluntarily turn in his license to operate the strip bars after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud as part ...
11:17 a.m.
$14.5 million fix eyed for NHP radios
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Board of Examiners on Tuesday recommended the release of $14.5 million in emergency funds for improvements to the Nevada Highway Patrol radio system.
11:16 a.m.
DA hopes tape leads to higher bail for 311 Boyz
Prosecutors are analyzing a videotape that shows alleged members of the 311 Boyz gang terrorizing northwest Las Vegas neighborhoods with violent fistfights, hoping to use the tape to get the teens' bail raised.
11:16 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 10, 2003
A man was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound around midnight Tuesday in the 200 block of Hinkle Street, Metro Police said this morning.
11:16 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Sept. 10, 2003
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. -- The police and firefighters' union said it will oppose the building of an Indian casino on the outskirts of Rohnert Park.
11:16 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 10, 2003
With network TV starting times the only remaining mystery, NASCAR released its 2004 Nextel Cup and Busch Grand National series schedules Tuesday.
11:09 a.m.
Gibbons, panel describe Iraq they visited this year
WASHINGTON -- While the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq continues, Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., and other House members who recently visited the country shared stories of a growing and recovering nation they ...
11:09 a.m.
Vegas, Honolulu flights set
World Airways, Peachtree City, Ga., announced today that it has signed a contract with TM Travel to offer flights on a three-engine MD-11 jumbo jet.
11:06 a.m.
Nevada growth engine sputtered, but didn't fail
The economy in Las Vegas is not what it used to be, but economists are not blaming the terrorist attacks of 2001 for the slowdown.
11:06 a.m.
Airline passengers have adjusted to security changes
Airlines that carry nearly two-thirds of the passengers in and out of McCarran International Airport haven't seen any unusual flight booking patterns around Sept. 11 as the second anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on ...
11:05 a.m.
Casinos finding it hard to return to pre-2001 boom
Two years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Southern Nevada casinos are still struggling to match the returns they had achieved before the attacks and a lagging economy stalled Las Vegas' powerful tourism engine.
11:05 a.m.
Park Place shareholder vote to change name
Park Place shareholder vote to change name
11:04 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Hotel lives in present for Ben & J. Lo
Casinos typically send gifts to favored guests on birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions -- such as weddings.
10:52 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 10, 2003
Rebecca Bowman, 49, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born May 16, 1954, in California. A longtime resident, she was a homemaker.
10:02 a.m.
Baby's death investigated
Aidan Baldwin of Las Vegas was found Tuesday afternoon with an electrical cord around his neck, according to the Clark County coroner's office.
10:01 a.m.
Alleged 311 Boyz leader to face charges
Prosecutors have pressed charges against a 23-year-old Las Vegas man police believe is the leader of the 311 Boyz.
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Don't blame coaches for graduation rates
The question was posed to me in casual conversation, not because I have any special knowledge or intellect on the subject but because I write about sports for a living.
9:55 a.m.
Rebels ink Pa. prep standout
The kid from bucolic eastern Pennsylvania needed just two trips to the desert to find the right college.
9:54 a.m.
Wisconsin has passing fancy
It was early in the fourth quarter Saturday, and Wisconsin, the nation's 14th-ranked team, was standing back on the baseline, trading offensive volleys with lightly regarded Akron of the Mid-American Conference.
9:54 a.m.
Tuesday's prep results
Bishop Gorman def. Cheyenne, 25-14, 25-13, 25-18: Christine Pike had eight kills and seven blocks to lead the Gaels to the win. Ashley Olson totaled 21 assists and Meghann Ditsworth added five kills.
9:53 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Group seeks nominees for SNGA Hall of Fame
The Southern Nevada Golf Association is seeking nominations for the SNGA's Golf Hall of Fame. Please note that the nominee must have been a resident of Nevada during the period for which his/her accomplishments are ...
9:53 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Hearn on Chicagoland pole last week, idle now
Despite a pole-winning effort in his first race in more than three months, Henderson resident Richie Hearn once again is uncertain about his racing future as the Indy Racing League heads into the final two ...
9:52 a.m.
Thursday's Belmont Park horse racing entries
1st race 6-1/2 fur 3YO Fil Clm: 1 Won Dozen Roses (Bridgmohan) 116; 2 Nautical But Nice (Chavez) 117; 3 Danzasouth (Ramos) 106; 4 Rosie Is a Leader (Migliore) 121; 5 Glory Jean (Guidry) 119; ...
9:51 a.m.
Digital service required for PPV
The difference between analog and digital cable-TV systems was never more clear.
9:50 a.m.
Garis leaves Sierra Vista to become new CCSD athletic director
A nationwide search led Clark County School District administrators right into their own back yard to find a new athletics director.
9:50 a.m.
Transportation bill earmarks $20 mil. for Southern Nevada
Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., and Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., said the bill also includes their requests for $5.95 million for Double Decker Bus purchase, $4 million for Air Traffic Control Tower for McCarran International Airport ...
9:38 a.m.
Educators encouraged to mark 9-11 as they see fit
There's no official lesson plan for Clark County educators to follow Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
9:37 a.m.
Reid, Gibbons say nation is much safer than in 2001
WASHINGTON -- Two years after terrorist attacks changed the world and affected thousands of lives, a lingering question remains: is the country safer?
9:35 a.m.
Reid, Ensign want Head Start change
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and John Ensign, R-Nev., introduced a bill Tuesday that would require federal Head Start funding to be based on population figures that are no more than two years old.
9:34 a.m.
Task force offers proposals to curb lapses in ethics
The Clark County Ethics Task Force wrapped up three months of work Tuesday morning, delivering a series of recommendations that task force members and county officials hope will beef up and clarify rules for county ...
9:33 a.m.
Union rejects offer from School District
The union representing custodians, food service workers, bus drivers and office personnel has rejected a two-year contract offer from the Clark County School District.
9:32 a.m.
Boulder City council briefs for Sept. 10, 2003
A Boulder City Council vote on leasing land for a solar-power plant was postponed again Tuesday because city and company officials are still negotiating an agreement, city officials said.
9:32 a.m.
Tuberculosis found in medical center worker in Las Vegas
Federal and local health officials are investigating a case of tuberculosis discovered in a person working at a Las Vegas medical center.
9:29 a.m.
Tenn. lottery chief recommends bigger prizes to grow scholarships
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Keeping lottery prizes big is the best way to raise more money for Tennessee students, the state's new lottery chief said Tuesday.
9:29 a.m.
Contractor jailed for tax fraud convictions
U.S. District Court Judge Kent Dawson also ordered Ford to pay more than $1.7 million to the U.S. government and serve three years of supervised released after his prison term.
9:25 a.m.
Track officials indicted in slot machine scheme
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Top officials from Lincoln Park schemed to bribe a law firm headed by former House Speaker John Harwood in a bid to add more slot machines at the track, according to a ...
9:24 a.m.
$50 million Florida Lotto jackpot goes unclaimed
NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. -- People daydream endlessly about what they would do if they won the lottery. The Big One. Millions and millions of dollars. Vacations. New house. New cars. Early retirement.
9:24 a.m.
Maryland hearings on slots under way
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. -- The owners of Rosecroft Raceway made a pitch Tuesday to state lawmakers for new legislation to legalize slot machines at horse tracks, the same day a House committee opened a round ...
9:23 a.m.
Fire destroys apartments
A fire tore through a Henderson apartment building Tuesday morning, causing more than $300,000 in damage and leaving six families looking for another place to live.
9:21 a.m.
Former treasurer pleads guilty to fraud
Glisan entered his plea in U.S. District Court in Houston and was sentenced to five years in prison. U.S. prosecutors said Glisan is not helping their investigation.
9:21 a.m.
Bush staying the course with Greenspan team
In addition to Ferguson's selection, the White House announced today that Bush had decided to tap Fed Governor Ben Bernanke for a full 14-year term on the Fed board.
9:20 a.m.
Flood victims begin quest for SBA loans
A couple of dozen homeowners trickled into the temporary Small Business Administration office Tuesday, a slow but steady flow of Las Vegas residents seeking help in recovering from the severe flooding of Aug. 19.
9:06 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 10, 2003
Las Vegas' first Glow-in-the-Dark Croquet contest will be held Saturday on the lawn of the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society in Lorenzi Park.
9:05 a.m.
'Weekend warriors' face the unknown
Not knowing when they will be able to return home to their families and resume their normal lives is the greatest hardship that the "weekend warriors" of the National Guard and Reserves face as they ...
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Look at what Bush has done
Where are the weapons of mass destruction and the nuclear weapons that would get us within 45 minutes? Remember, Republicans?
9:04 a.m.
Letter: President cried wolf about Iraq
He made allusions to 9-11 when he was galvanizing the war machine, although Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11 -- congressional and CIA reports subsequently revealed there was no such evidence.
9:02 a.m.
Letter: MDA volunteers show true spirit once again
As a client of MDA, it means so much to me to see these individuals support "Jerry's Kids." All the money raised makes it possible for me and other clients to continue clinic visits as ...
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: Outsmart identity theft
Many identity thieves are now outsmarting businesses and government agencies to gain access to other people's personal information. We hope this growing crime is catching their attention and that employees will receive training in how ...
9:01 a.m.
Las Vegas, like rest of nation, moves on
As we reach the two-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, signs that the country has begun to move on are becoming apparent.
8:59 a.m.
Several LV events to mark Sept. 11
The city of Las Vegas has planned four events, similar to last year. City spokesman David Riggleman said he is not sure if the particular events will become annual, but he doesn't think the city ...
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: Symbol has no place in our schools
In the independent kingdom of Prussia, where it was first awarded in 1813, the Iron Cross was a military medal awarded to those who had served with distinction. When Prussia became part of the German ...
8:58 a.m.
Local officials want more for homeland security
Southern Nevada emergency officials are continuing to say that they need a bigger say in how and where future federal funding for homeland security is spent.
8:56 a.m.
T&M celebrates 20th with discount price for R.E.M.
Try assembling R.E.M.'s greatest hits at a record store and it will cost you a lot more than $20.
8:24 a.m.
Security remains same for 9-11 R.E.M. show
Willie Nelson, U2, Bruce Springsteen and even Luciano Pavarotti have performed at Southern Nevada's largest indoor venue since it opened its doors in 1983.
8:23 a.m.
Rich CarnaVe celebration begins in Las Vegas today
CarnaVe, a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, debuts today in Las Vegas.
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Proud parents welcomed to Las Vegas in grand style
They in turn have been joined in their new Summerlin home by baby Mia, born at Valley Hospital on Friday.
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: A cynic's view of TV shopping
Pitchmen/women are smooth practitioners. They're glib experts of the quick sale and so convincing that they're hard to resist. Just listen to the patter when Joan Rivers is hawking her jewelry. At least she's one ...
8:20 a.m.
The Healing Shows: Las Vegas entertainment thrives in post 9-11 economy
Well, if you consider "Blue Man Group," "The Amazing Johnathan" and "Zumanity" normal.
8:20 a.m.

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