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Archive for September 11, 2003

Computer sleuths solve Vegas man's mystery
For almost two decades, Arthur Wuestwald Sr. had no idea where his eldest son was. On Sept. 3 he learned that his son's skeletal remains had been found in a remote area of northeast Utah, ...
11:21 a.m.
FAA approves instrument landing system for NLV
Plans to add an instrument landing system at the North Las Vegas Airport that helps pilots land in bad weather have received the green light from the Federal Aviation Administration, officials announced Wednesday.
11:21 a.m.
Las Vegas visitor volume, hotel occupancy up in July
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that visitor volume hit 3.1 million, up from 3 million in the same month the previous year. Convention attendance was up 70 percent to 264,738 for ...
11:19 a.m.
High-rise condo project in critics' sights
A high rise is being planned to overlook the Strip -- but it is not being welcomed by nearby residents who already enjoy the view.
11:18 a.m.
Baby's death prompts probe of sitter
Authorities on Wednesday suspended the child-care license of a home where an 8-month-old boy accidentally hung himself on an electrical cord, and police are investigating to determine whether the child-care provider should be charged.
11:17 a.m.
Profit rises, outlook falls
Net income in the period ended Aug. 3 increased to $74 million, or 18 cents a share, from $55 million, or 13 cents, a year earlier, the Camden, N.J.-based company said in a statement. Campbell ...
11:16 a.m.
Another alleged 311 Boyz tape released
A second videotape of the 311 Boyz shows several alleged gang members swarming around a car full of teenagers after a fight in a Las Vegas parking lot, an act police say is reminiscent of ...
11:16 a.m.
Worms, viruses infest county's website
Computer worms and viruses partially crippled what may be the most-visited Internet address in Nevada -- Clark County's official website -- for much of Wednesday.
11:14 a.m.
Utility plans to be aired at hearing today
The event today was planned by the state Public Utilities Commission for 4 p.m. at the Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road.
11:12 a.m.
Casino to sell notes
The notes will yield about 6 percent, and the sale may conclude today, said people familiar with the offering who declined to be named.
11:12 a.m.
Man who killed his wife, mother gets life in prison
The Las Vegas man who pleaded guilty to last year's killing of wife and mother was sentenced to two life sentences without the possibility of parole today.
11:12 a.m.
Drugged state
As a former professional football player and ex-Las Vegas casino executive, 35-year-old Jim thought he was a big shot and that nothing could happen to him.
11:12 a.m.
Ruling could facilitate initiative petitions
CARSON CITY -- The secretary of state's office said Wednesday it needs more time to analyze a decision from a federal appeals court that could help people circulating initiative petitions to change state laws or ...
11:09 a.m.
Error blamed for loss of funds for homeless
A consultant hired by a committee that consisted of Las Vegas and Clark County staff members to work on a federal grant for the homeless apparently failed to check the granting agency's website for more ...
11:09 a.m.
Harrah's will buy Horseshoe Gaming
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. agreed to purchase gambling riverboat operator Horseshoe Gaming Holding Corp. for $916 million in cash and $543 million in assumed debt, a $1.46 billion deal that is the largest acquisition yet for ...
11:08 a.m.
General Motors leader sees shifting momentum
Two years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that shattered consumer confidence, the president of General Motors Corp. North American division said the year should end on an up note as dealer morale is high ...
11:07 a.m.
Unhappy with Vegas, company moving to Mesquite
A company that wants to pull out of Las Vegas and build an expanded plant in Mesquite gained sales tax and personal property tax benefits for the Mesquite project from the state Economic Development Commission ...
11:06 a.m.
Letters to inform parents of teachers' qualifications
Parents of students at Title I schools may soon get letters from the Clark County School District telling them their children's teachers aren't "highly qualified," even though the deadline for meeting the new federal requirements ...
11:01 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Sept. 11, 2003
International Game Technology expects to introduce 150 new slot games at next week's Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, including leased jackpot games with licensed themes including "Rodney Dangerfield's Reel Respect," "The Twilight Zone," "Young ...
11:00 a.m.
Guinn: 'A new spirit has arisen'
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn said this morning a "new spirit has arisen" in America out of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001.
10:57 a.m.
DMV problem prompts waiver
Director Ginny Lewis said today that problems with the printing of the renewal forms delayed the mailing of about 30,000 forms. Some people didn't get their notices until after their registration had expired, she said. ...
10:57 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 11, 2003
Metro Police have released the names of the two officers who shot a 21-year-old robbery suspect Monday.
10:48 a.m.
Officials: Controls kept flood from being worse
Regional flood officials and policymakers said this morning that the Aug. 19 deluge in northwest Las Vegas could have caused much more damage without control structures in place.
10:45 a.m.
Columnist Timothy McDarrah: POW to get high honor from mayor
But when Hizzoner gives a key away Friday, he says it will be something special.
10:41 a.m.
Arrest made in eighth killing in Henderson
Henderson officers went to 91 E. Texas Ave. at 5 a.m. Wednesday after a neighbor called reporting a fight at the address, Henderson Police spokesman Shane Lewis said.
9:41 a.m.
Trial begins in hotel-room killing
Jurors in District Court heard opening arguments Wednesday in the case of a Pennsylvania man charged with killing a tourist in a hotel room and leaving his body hidden under a bed.
9:41 a.m.
Rio ordered to release guests' names for suit
The Rio will be forced to turn over hotel records detailing who stayed in a suite the night before a family who claims their infant swallowed a used condom in the room.
9:41 a.m.
Man married in Las Vegas arrested in death of his wife
A man who allegedly killed his wife on their honeyman was arrested Tuesday outside The Mirage, police said.
9:41 a.m.
Bills propose funds for new VA hospital
WASHINGTON -- A new veterans hospital proposed in Southern Nevada could get $250 million for construction should legislation introduced in the House and Senate today be approved.
9:36 a.m.
2003 Blazers playing above the net
To say last year's Durango girls' volleyball team dominated might be a slight understatement.
9:34 a.m.
Past vs. present
Kris Cinkovich remembers the glory days of Green Valley High School football. Greg Murphy just hopes he can restore them again.
9:33 a.m.
Gators' coach expects streak to end this year
Common sense says that a prep golf coach whose team owns a winning streak of 136 dual matches does not have much to worry about.
9:32 a.m.
Supreme Court might get fight over Fremont St.
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday is to consider asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the city's restriction of free speech at the Fremont Street Experience.
9:30 a.m.
Rules change could mean more grant money for state
WASHINGTON -- Nevada could get millions of additional federal dollars for disadvantaged students because of the Senate's approval Wednesday of an amendment by Sen. John Ensign to consider newer population figures for certain education grants.
9:30 a.m.
Ebberts looks to dethrone Herbst
IF YOU GO
9:25 a.m.
R.I. woes cast cloud over Colorado gaming measure
DENVER -- The video lottery spin cycle moved into overdrive Wednesday following indictments against executives of the company pushing to allow the gaming machines at Colorado horse and dog tracks.
9:16 a.m.
Revenue, jobs at stake following R.I. indictment
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The stakes are high for Lincoln Park, its parent company and the state in a federal indictment of the companies' top executives on charges they were involved in a bribery scheme.
9:15 a.m.
Prep schedule and Wednesday's results
Girls' Volleyball
9:14 a.m.
SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 entries
SCORE TROPHY TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks) -- 6 Steve Sourapas, 45, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., Ford F-150; 5 Marty Coyne, 47/Travis Coyne, 23, El Centro, Calif., Ford F-150; 8 Dan Smith, 39/Dave Ashley, 46, Riverside, ...
9:13 a.m.
Appeals court backs LV in fight with dance club
CARSON CITY -- A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the constitutional rights of a Las Vegas erotic dancing club owner were not violated when the club's license was suspended for allowing liquor on the ...
9:12 a.m.
Ex-Rebels coach landed on feet at Wisconsin
When UNLV takes the field Saturday morning to play Wisconsin, it will be almost five years to the day since the Rebels' last appearance at Camp Randall Stadium.
9:12 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: College football becoming a mental seesaw
If nothing else, you would think that if it's possible for San Diego State, picked for next-to-last place in the Mountain West Conference preseason poll, to go into Ohio Stadium and play their Aztecs off ...
9:11 a.m.
Speed may make difference
The speed, the quickness, had commentators, writers and fans using descriptive words such as "dazzling" and "blinding" in their summations and analysis.
9:11 a.m.
Insurer to pay SEC fine
The SEC also alleged that New York-based American International, the world's largest insurer by market value, failed to cooperate with its investigation. The SEC charged Brightpoint with accounting fraud in a scheme to conceal losses ...
9:10 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Cotto nabs spotlight on undercard
A glimpse of boxing's future, as well as a reminder of its past, will be part of Saturday's undercard at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
9:06 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Two SCORE drivers will pull double duty
As if driving for 315 miles on a dusty desert race course isn't difficult enough, two drivers are planning to do "double duty" in Saturday's SCORE Las Vegas Primm 300 off-road race.
9:05 a.m.
Azarow, TV, movie actor dies at 69
Born July 4, 1934 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Azarow was a 13-year resident of Las Vegas.
8:59 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 11, 2003
Lucille M. Amador, 78, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospice. She was born July 29, 1925, in Los Angeles. A resident for 15 years, she was a homemaker.
8:59 a.m.
LV sailor lends technical expertise to war effort
Navy Reserve Senior Chief Petty Officer Max Templeton, a senior consultant for IT Strategies of Las Vegas, is glad to be home. But he was also glad to offer his technical expertise to the Navy ...
8:45 a.m.
Letter: 'Natural' doesn't make sense
My letter was not an attack on homosexuality, but on the completely irrational supporting position of a previous writer, i.e. "homosexuality is natural because it exists."
8:44 a.m.
Letter: U.S. leadership at all-time low
I also learned that Bush cut his vacation short to return to work, which scares me. He alone is responsible for the chaos and at least 90 percent of all the problems we the people ...
8:40 a.m.
Letter: America's rescue should begin with '04 election
President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice and many others in this un-elected administration were former executives or investors in major oil companies and their main financial interests are in ...
8:39 a.m.
Editorial: Bullies are at it again
Rumsfeld did acknowledge the Bush administration "can live with a healthy debate as long as it is as elevated as possible, and as civil as possible." But for this White House, the only civil debate ...
8:39 a.m.
Editorial: 311 Boyz: Where were the adults?
The video holds lessons for all of us. It proves that gangs are not solely the product of low-income neighborhoods. The area where the 311 Boyz live is affluent. It proves gangs are not limited ...
8:38 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 11, 2003
The Old Fort State Historic Park will hold a story hour program with the Las Vegas Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the fort, 500 E. Washington Ave.
8:38 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Difficult task remains
Osama bin Laden is an accomplished professional in the business of terrorism and he hasn't been easy to apprehend. This shouldn't surprise Americans, and critics of the Bush administration can find more legitimate issues to ...
8:16 a.m.
A Dim View: Group meets monthly to share in skepticism
"Do we have any Aries here?" Dr. Mark Chambers asked the group seated before him. "Taurus? Any Taurus? How about a Gemini? Any Cancers?"
8:16 a.m.

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