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Archive for September 17, 2003

Lawyers want case back in Juvenile Court
Several attorneys representing nine teenagers charged with seriously injuring a 17-year-old say they plan to file motions asking that the case be sent to Juvenile Court.
11:44 a.m.
Nevada court won't overturn tax ruling
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court today declined to reconsider its decision that set aside a constitutional amendment requiring the Legislature to pass new taxes with a two-thirds vote.
11:42 a.m.
2 teens accused of home invasions
Their getaway vehicles were bicycles, and they kept a loaded gun in a backpack, police say.
11:41 a.m.
Girl, run over by family car, in critical condition
A 2-year-old girl run over by her parents' sport utility vehicle in their North Las Vegas driveway Tuesday remained in critical condition this morning, police said.
11:40 a.m.
Nevada gets poor grade on rate of graduates
Nevada's high school graduation rate is among the worst in the country, according to a study released today.
11:39 a.m.
Parking jam
If Associate Pastor James Kruger had a choice, he would have spent Tuesday morning inside the College Park Baptist Church, helping set up the weekly clothing closet and food cupboard for homeless and poor families.
11:36 a.m.
Regents, profs dispute tenure waiver
UNLV faculty members voted unanimously Tuesday to refuse a Board of Regents request that professors waive their right to be notified when their tenure is discussed in public, calling the request "grossly unfair."
11:35 a.m.
Website raises identity theft concern
Documents filed with the Clark County Recorder's office are to be available online soon. But what would be a convenience for many has some worried about the danger of identity theft.
11:34 a.m.
Athletic director under investigation
Larry McKay, the Clark County School District's athletic director who retired in June, is being investigated for allegedly mishandling funds intended for the Holiday Prep Classic basketball tournament.
11:33 a.m.
Business briefs for Sept. 17, 2003
M.D.C. Holdings Inc. of Denver, whose subsidiaries build homes under the Richmond American Homes brand, today announced that its Las Vegas operation has been split into two divisions: Las Vegas North and Las Vegas South. ...
11:32 a.m.
Builder's profit improves
Net income rose to $97.8 million, or $2.33 a share, from $83.9 million, or $1.95, a year earlier, the company said in a statement. Revenue advanced 12 percent to $1.44 billion.
11:32 a.m.
Manufacturer cutting jobs
Kerr-McGee currently has about 45 employees at its Henderson plant. The company placed 85 local employees on furlough in August.
11:32 a.m.
Pulte tops LV satisfaction list
Following Pulte in the Las Vegas rankings were Del Webb, a division of Pulte Homes, and KB Home.
11:32 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Problem gambling needs a fix
That proactive approach has long been lacking in Nevada, where the last two Legislatures have rejected bills to set aside money for problem gambling treatment.
11:32 a.m.
Gasoline up 13 percent
Nevada motorists have been hit with a 13 percent increase in the price of gas over the last month, but experts say the upward trend is expected to break soon.
11:32 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 17, 2003
A woman shot and killed a man who was trying to burglarize her apartment in eastern Las Vegas at about 4 p.m. Tuesday, Metro Police said.
11:26 a.m.
Spanish version of Vegas travel website launched
Hoping to capitalize on a growing Hispanic market, VEGAS.com has launched a Spanish version of its travel website.
11:10 a.m.
Taxi board approves increase in fares
The increase will take effect as soon as Taxicab Authority officials can change the meters on the 2,500 vehicles in the fleets of Southern Nevada's 16 cab companies, a process expected to take about five ...
11:07 a.m.
Fremont Street executive leaving for Henderson job
At BMI/Landwell, Paris replaces Dan Stewart. BMI/Landwell said Tuesday that Stewart resigned to pursue other opportunities. He could not be reached for comment today.
11:06 a.m.
Strategies for encouraging responsible gambling outlined
Gambling regulators in Nova Scotia, Canada, are using pop-up screens in all of the province's 3,200 slot machines that tell gamblers how long they've been playing and how much money they have spent per session ...
10:58 a.m.
Mandalay mall aims for tourist, local mix
The newest mall on the Strip is going after locals with convenient parking and an eclectic mix of stores, many of which are not found anywhere else in the Las Vegas Valley.
10:57 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Oddity: 'CSI' not favored for Emmy win
According to Bally's/Paris Las Vegas oddsmaker Johnny Avello, the smash hit show penned by one-time Mirage tram operator Anthony Zuiker is an 8-1 longshot in the Best Drama category, behind favorites "Six Feet Under" (at ...
10:42 a.m.
UNLV aims to propel program to next level
Preseason poll
9:54 a.m.
Weekend success may right the ship for Rebels
Preseason poll
9:45 a.m.
Sports news briefs for September 17, 2003
A felon with ties to a street gang was charged with murder in the death of the sister of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams.
9:38 a.m.
Senate approves lower spending on Yucca
WASHINGTON -- The Senate approved a drastically lower Yucca Mountain budget than what the House passed and the Energy Department requested, setting up a contentious -- though not unusual -- debate between negotiators from each ...
9:36 a.m.
Will is optimist economy recovering
Conservative columnist George Will says there's reason for optimism in America because the economy is rebounding and the battle against terrorism has gone better than expected.
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Castroneves set for hot finish in points race
When Indy Racing League points leader Helio Castroneves took part in an open test last week at California Speedway, it was a typically mild Southern California fall afternoon with temperatures hovering around 80 degrees.
9:35 a.m.
Senate rejects bid to slow time frame for nuke tests
WASHINGTON-- The Senate rejected an amendment Tuesday that would have stopped funding for nuclear weapons tests and trigger construction at the Nevada Test Site.
9:34 a.m.
Court to decide on whether law firm should get Yucca pact
WASHINGTON -- A federal court will decide if a previously rejected law firm should be awarded an Energy Department contract to review legal aspects of the Yucca Mountain project.
9:34 a.m.
Body discovered in storage bin
An examination will be conducted by the Clark County coroner's office to determine the victim's gender, race and cause of death.
9:33 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 17, 2003
Lavern Clark, 83, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local care center. She was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Napoleon, Ohio. A resident for 18 years, she was a homemaker.
9:32 a.m.
Nellis says goodbye to Creech, man who saved Thunderbirds
Decked out in blue flight suits with the well-known Thunderbird patch on their chests, members of the Air Force's aerial demonstration squadron joined with others at Nellis Air Force Base on Tuesday to remember Gen. ...
9:26 a.m.
Vegas firm's license extended
Sigma Game Inc., a Las Vegas-based slot maker, won a 90-day state license earlier this year from a Cole County judge, who ordered the commission to grant the license to give the company and the ...
9:26 a.m.
Bond rating agency revises outlook
The agency also affirmed its ratings on the company, including its BB corporate credit rating.
9:26 a.m.
Support building for casino
Five in 10 registered voters who responded to the statewide survey released Wednesday would approve a casino in West Warwick for the tribe. Fewer than four in 10 would oppose such a project, with less ...
9:26 a.m.
Dividend boosted by slot maker
The dividend is payable on Oct. 13 to shareholders of record on Sept. 30, the company said.
9:25 a.m.
Rebels 'D' must slow potent QB, Warriors
Editor's note: The key matchup of each UNLV football game will be previewed in the Las Vegas Sun this season and followed up after the game with an examination of how it turned out.
9:16 a.m.
Dangerous cargo spills on I-15, closing freeway north of LV
A truck carrying fertilizer and diesel fuel spilled its potentially explosive cargo along Interstate 15 Tuesday afternoon, forcing officials to close the highway about 18 miles south of Mesquite for six hours while emergency crews ...
9:15 a.m.
State can't help fund triage center in Las Vegas
CARSON CITY -- An effort has failed, at least temporarily, to gain more state money to help operate a triage center in Las Vegas to take care of the chronically inebriated, drug addicts and mentally ...
9:15 a.m.
County amends computer contract for recorder's office
The Clark County Commission voted 5-0 to amend the contract with Virginia-based AmCad to computerize the records of documents in the recorder's office.
9:15 a.m.
Orleans Racing plans to field second truck for Las Vegas event
In what might be construed as the first step in a plan to replace driver Brendan Gaughan should he elect to move to the NASCAR Busch or Nextel Cup series next year, Las Vegas-based Orleans ...
9:14 a.m.
Mental health court to begin in December
Mentally ill people who find themselves in District Court will soon find a place where they are better understood.
9:08 a.m.
Strip club manager agrees to cooperate with prosecution
An indicted San Diego strip club manager has agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in their quest to prove that three San Diego city councilmen illegally accepted money from Las Vegas businessman Michael Galardi and ...
9:07 a.m.
Malone given lower bond
An attorney for former Clark County Commissioner Lance Malone said the reduction of his client's bond is a sign that Malone is meeting the expectations of a federal magistrate.
9:07 a.m.
Suspect is arrested after evidence of chop shop found
Metro Police arrested one man and are looking for several others after finding evidence of 17 stolen cars in a northeast Las Vegas chop shop.
9:05 a.m.
Quotes on the Nevada Supreme Court's refusal to scrap its tax decision
"Ultimately, the tax package passed with the required two-thirds' majority. I respect the Supreme Court and the sitting justices. I believe today's action should be bring closure to this matter." - Gov. Guinn.
8:56 a.m.
Spending OK'd to staff ombudsman
CARSON CITY -- The Legislative Interim Finance Committee on Tuesday approved spending plans for a stepped-up program to resolve hundreds of complaints between residents and homeowners associations in Southern Nevada.
8:53 a.m.
NHP gets $15 million for radios
CARSON CITY -- After some name-calling and some finger-pointing, the Legislative Interim Finance Committee allocated $15.2 million Tuesday to fix the problems with the radio system being used by the Nevada Highway Patrol.
8:50 a.m.
County OKs new positions
Seven "family support specialists" will ease a growing workload within the family support unit at the District Attorney's office, County Manager Thom Reilly told the board. Two-thirds of the $422,000 annual cost will be covered ...
8:49 a.m.
UMC task force schedules meeting
Clark County's committee of citizens examining the public hospital system largely wrapped up its work Tuesday.
8:49 a.m.
Tuesday's prep results
Palo Verde def. Western, 25-16, 25-12, 25-7: Trina Kauliakamoa totaled 12 kills, seven digs, eight assists, and 14 service points.
8:47 a.m.
Las Vegas still hoping for date with Tiger
The Las Vegas Invitational is not quite out of the Woods yet. It's not in them either.
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Don't get frustrated by aerification closures
As most area golfers are acutely aware, many local courses are in the process of aerating, thatching, overseeding and what-all, with the consequence being that some layouts have only nine holes open, and others are ...
8:38 a.m.
Letter: Bush has been bad for Nevada
I enjoyed and very much concur with your Sept. 14 editorial, which criticizes Gov. Kenny Guinn for taking an active role in President Bush's re-election campaign even though Bush supports the opening of Yucca Mountain.
8:37 a.m.
Letter: Special fund may be the answer to malpractice woes
So, who should bear the burden for malpractice? Should it be the innocent victim, or the medical provider who committed malpractice? If the voters determine that special treatment should be given, the costs should be ...
8:36 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 17, 2003
Culture Shock Las Vegas, a nonprofit, hip hop dance company and youth outreach program, will hold its annual Back to School Jam, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brinley Community School, 6150 Smoke ...
8:36 a.m.
Editorial: Support the Fremont St. marchers
Until recently, Lower Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas matched this profile. For years it had been notable for its drug dealers and prostitutes and its overall aura of crime and blight. A few years ...
8:35 a.m.
Editorial: Junk food on campus
The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a private organization whose funding comes from various foundations and subscriptions to its 800,000-circulation newsletter on health issues, asked Congress to give the Agriculture Department authority over ...
8:35 a.m.
Temples reunited for prayer service
Although the two temples split nine years ago, Temple Beth Sholom in Summerlin and Midbar Kodesh Temple in Henderson are uniting briefly Saturday for the second annual outdoor prayer service called S'lichot.
8:34 a.m.
Women to attend Hadassah academy
The two-year program is designed to develop female leaders in the Jewish community. It incorporates Jewish and Zionist education, skill development, social activism and hands on involvement within the Jewish Community.
8:34 a.m.
Friends, family share in ebullient Greek Food Festival
It is a tale of grit and determination where the men, women and children worked together to raise funds to build a new church that would accommodate the fast-growing Greek community.
8:26 a.m.
Organic Experience: Shoppers lured by Whole Foods' ambience, quality
But for nationwide chain Whole Foods Market, which opened at 8855 W. Charleston Blvd. on Aug. 27, such a request had to be turned down.
8:21 a.m.
Cooking demo scheduled
The chefs have created a line of prepared foods under their "Border Grill" brand, sold exclusively at Whole Foods Market.
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Marketplace: Something for everyone
Today, shelves filled with thousands of food items stand side-by-side with Asian objects of art, furniture, decorative pieces and other merchandise one would not expect to find in a supermarket.
8:15 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Cool tennis talk dominating the social scene
Hennessy's committee, including Ryan Wolfington of VegasTennis.com, Dan Jackson, Lily Chu, Jean Kempner, Matt Hennessy and Dallisa Hocking, were present for the players' draw party, where teams and individuals learned their play times for the ...
8:13 a.m.

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