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Archive for September 16, 2003

News briefs for Sept. 16, 2003
A 22-year-old motorcyclist was killed Monday in a crash at Warm Springs Road and La Cienega Street, Metro Police said.
11:20 a.m.
Recall ruling might affect Nevada's voting machines
CARSON CITY -- The court postponement of the California recall election may impact Nevada because seven rural counties in Nevada use punch card voting machines similar to those that were cited in that ruling.
11:18 a.m.
Cost for Nevada workers' comp may fall
CARSON CITY -- Employers in Nevada may see a decrease in their workers' compensation insurance premiums starting in January.
11:18 a.m.
Water-wise: Chamber urging members to consider drought measures
The Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is launching a drive to have its business members save water that is used outdoors.
11:17 a.m.
Former bank broker charged
Former bank broker charged
11:15 a.m.
311 Boyz suspects plead not guilty
Nine alleged members of the 311 Boyz who are charged with seriously injuring a 17-year-old entered pleas of not guilty this morning, but motions to raise their bail of $40,000 apiece were postponed until next ...
11:14 a.m.
Police urge DA to charge sitter
Metro Police are recommending that a Las Vegas day-care operator be charged with child neglect for leaving alone an 8-month-old boy who strangled himself, a police official said Monday.
11:14 a.m.
Exits from Nevada Power may be blocked
The efforts of four large electric customers to leave the Nevada Power Co. system could be halted in a state Public Utilities Commission hearing Wednesday afternoon.
11:14 a.m.
Vegas franchise to be sold
Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc., Tulsa, Okla., has signed an agreement with Qualcar LLC, owned and operated by David Rosen, to acquire most of the assets of the franchise operation, which has a fleet of ...
11:12 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Sept. 16, 2003
DETROIT -- Officials with Detroit's three casinos blamed the Aug. 14 blackout for their first decline in revenue in three months.
11:12 a.m.
Federal grants to help conservation projects
Three Las Vegas projects will get $198,000 of that money.
11:12 a.m.
Cleaner fires back at union
Al Phillips the Cleaner Inc., a large retail and wholesale dry cleaning service in Las Vegas, has filed an unfair labor practices charge against the Union of Needletrades, Textile and Industrial Employees with the National ...
11:10 a.m.
Nellis officials await status of Thunderbirds
Nellis Air Force Base officials expect to know this week the status of the Thunderbirds air demonstration team for upcoming air shows after one of the group's F-16s was destroyed in a crash in Idaho ...
11:09 a.m.
Malone provides proof of collateral for bond
Former Clark County Commissioner Lance Malone remains free today after providing proof to a federal magistrate in San Diego that he had the assets to cover a $240,000 bond.
11:09 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Del Prado fights on 2 fronts now
In the few months that I have known her, she has shown the grit and determination of a true fighter.
11:06 a.m.
The first steps toward a drug-free downtown
Downtown Las Vegas has long been known as the city's marketplace for illegal drugs.
11:05 a.m.
City attorney charged with DUI
Boulder City Attorney Dave Olsen was arrested and charged with drunken driving on the city's main street shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday.
11:04 a.m.
LV school wins Blue Ribbon
Advanced Technologies Academy, a Clark County School District magnet program, was named a Blue Ribbon School this morning, the highest honor bestowed by the Education Department.
11:03 a.m.
Court upholds ruling in Nevada Power dispute
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Monday upheld his summary judgment ordering Nevada Power Co. owner Sierra Pacific Resources and its subsidiaries to pay Enron Corp. more than $300 million for canceled power contracts.
11:01 a.m.
State to tone down abstinence ads
A radio ad that urged girls to abstain from becoming sexually active because it could kill them, make them "feel dirty" or make them more likely to attempt suicide has been pulled by the state ...
10:54 a.m.
Gibbons, Reid set for battle on vets' benefits
WASHINGTON -- A fight is brewing on Capitol Hill over a plan that would allow retired, disabled veterans to receive both retirement pay and disability payments.
10:51 a.m.
Dodgers being careful with Gagne
10:40 a.m.
Experts: Casinos not embracing technology
The Barona Valley Ranch Resort & Casino near San Diego has most things that Las Vegas resorts have, including the latest slot machines and table games, a private gaming area for high-rollers, a nearby golf ...
10:38 a.m.
Officials trying to stay ahead of counterfeiters
As fast as the government can tweak its currency to ward off counterfeiters, new technology in the hands of criminals is sending bills back to the drawing board.
10:38 a.m.
Hawaii QB Chang has records in cross hair
Timmy Chang's passing statistics
10:36 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'Lord' steps from Sin City to Sun City
A version of the popular dance show plays the Showroom at The Venetian. There are also two international touring versions.
10:29 a.m.
Senators seek to stall Test Site plans
WASHINGTON -- A pending Senate amendment aims to change the administration's plan for nuclear weapons tests and trigger construction at the Nevada Test Site.
9:37 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 16, 2003
Murray Artman, 73, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born June 20, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 43 years, he was a retired salesman for a funeral home and ...
9:30 a.m.
Water, sewer rate hikes lower than expected
Average North Las Vegas customer's monthly water and sewer bill now and under city staff recommendations:
9:30 a.m.
Maheu family matriarch dies
Yvette Maheu's grandchildren were experts at cribbage and Monopoly by the time they were 10, able to beat their dad, her youngest son, William, at the card table.
9:28 a.m.
State's infants will be screened for dangerous adrenal hyperplasia
The state Health Division agreed last week to include testing for congenital adrenal hyperplasia, a condition that can be fatal if not caught early in infant screening.
9:27 a.m.
Kyle homes, sound walls to be key items
Building on 1,500 acres near Kyle Canyon, a $155 million valley-wide wish list for parks and other civic amenities, and replacing ineffective sound walls to block the highway roar from neighborhoods along U.S. 95 from ...
9:25 a.m.
Council to get 61 acres update
Three separate but related items on Wednesday's Las Vegas City Council agenda will provide a few angles to look at the development of a prized 61-acre parcel downtown.
9:24 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Sept. 16, 2003
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:22 a.m.
Grants to help desert protection
The grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service will fund a wide range of conservation projects in 40 states and Puerto Rico, BLM spokeswoman ...
9:22 a.m.
Ex NYSE chairman joins call for board members to resign
NEW YORK -- A former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange joined critics Monday in calling for a clean sweep of the boardroom as the best way of quelling the growing storm over Dick ...
9:21 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 16, 2003
Weight Watchers Las Vegas has signed on to sponsor the second annual America's Walk for Diabetes scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Wet 'n Wild.
9:17 a.m.
Women's center celebrates fifth anniversary
The center, which opened Sept. 16, 1998, offers low- and no-cost classes and programs that range from smoking cessation, skin cancer and cholesterol screenings, art therapy and exercise classes.
9:16 a.m.
Consumer prices higher
The latest reading on the Consumer Price Index, the government's most closely watched inflation barometer, came after increases of 0.2 percent in June and July, the Labor Department reported today.
9:16 a.m.
LV withdraws proposal on bicycle lanes policy
Las Vegas has withdrawn a proposal that critics said would have made it easier for regional governments to ignore rules to put in new bicycle lanes.
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Hurricane threatens weekend races in Delaware
NASCAR is formulating plans in the event Hurricane Isabel strikes the Dover, Del., area later this week, but those plans don't include relocating Saturday's Busch Series or Sunday's Winston Cup races, NASCAR president Mike Helton ...
9:12 a.m.
IRL makes return to Fontana this weekend
FONTANA, Calif. -- There were plenty of snickers through the open-wheel racing community a year ago in March when the Indy Racing League made its debut on the West Coast.
9:10 a.m.
Younger Busch doesn't fear any 'labels'
Kyle Busch has watched from a distance as his older brother Kurt has become the driver fans love to hate on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit.
9:08 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Rebels almost elude critics after big win
When you physically manhandle a nationally ranked team on the road, as UNLV did Saturday at No. 14 Wisconsin, it's like landing on Free Parking in Monopoly.
9:07 a.m.
Pitney attempts to carve an identity in Vegas
Pitney's name resonates in the music world, both for songs he recorded on his own and those he wrote for others.
8:59 a.m.
Something for everyone in continuing education courses
For more information on the Community College of Southern Nevada's Continuing education programs, call 651-5790.
8:56 a.m.
Letter: Native Nevadans nothing special
In a Sept. 9 letter Larry Selk seems to want people, who have made Las Vegas a metropolis, to leave so he can live peacefully with the coyotes. Of course, that won't happen and life ...
8:48 a.m.
Letter: Voters may see beyond Bush's failed policies
In addition to destroying the infrastructure of their country, the Americans have sacrificed the lives of many of their own countrymen, not to mention thousands of Iraqis, and we are hearing regularly that many Iraqis ...
8:48 a.m.
Editorial: Outrageous pay just tip of the iceberg
Grasso's compensation was set by the board of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which is allowed to establish and enforce its own regulations. What makes this excessive compensation even more egregious is that a ...
8:47 a.m.
Editorial: Quick Care centers are invaluable
Earlier this year Clark County, which subsidizes the hospital in the years that it loses money, took a number of cost-cutting steps in response to staggering losses. Unemployment in the wake of Sept. 11, rising ...
8:46 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Riders aren't a threat
Upon hearing about the Workers Freedom Ride, I took two hours last Wednesday to sit in on one of their meetings. What I found were several people from different organizations and clergy planning for the ...
8:23 a.m.

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