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Archive for September 23, 2003

NLV Police shoot at homeless man who threw knife at officer
A North Las Vegas police officer fired a shot at a homeless man who threw a knife at him Monday outside a Burger King, but no one was hurt.
11:23 a.m.
Nevada's stricter DUI law takes effect today
When STOP DUI Executive Director Sandy Heverly began her quest to lower the legal blood-alcohol level in Nevada 12 years ago, less than a half-dozen states had limits below 0.10.
11:22 a.m.
FBI believes bodies of Israeli men found
The bodies of two people, believed to be Israeli men who authorities said came to Las Vegas to be nightclub disc jockeys, were found Sunday near Barstow, Calif.
11:22 a.m.
311 Boyz lawyers say too much spin in case
What was expected this morning to be a bail hearing for one of the alleged 311 Boyz turned into a contentious court battle in which a prosecutor and defense attorney argued over how the case ...
11:20 a.m.
Residents lobby for skate park
Tired of driving his children and friends 10 to 20 miles from his home just to skateboard, North Las Vegas resident James Ortiz is lobbying for a skate park near his home.
11:19 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 23, 2003
Metro Police are investigating the killing of a handyman who was shot to death at 7:30 p.m. Monday while installing a light outside a Las Vegas home.
11:18 a.m.
Young: CIA has no new facts on terrorist visits
A CIA agent told Sheriff Bill Young last week that the agency still doesn't know why the Sept. 11 terrorists visited Las Vegas in the months preceding the hijackings, Young said Monday.
11:16 a.m.
Fatal crashes
A pilot and six European tourists die after an Air Grand Canyon single-engine Cessna 207A crashes about four miles south of the canyon's rim.
11:16 a.m.
Harmon gets nearly five years
Former Assemblyman Harley L. Harmon was sentenced Monday to nearly five years in prison in connection with an investment scheme that cost victims millions of dollars.
11:16 a.m.
Crashed chopper's rotor likely hit cliff
The National Transportation Safety Board's chief investigator of the crash of a Grand Canyon tour helicopter that killed a pilot and six tourists said that early evidence indicates the aircraft's main rotor hit a steep ...
11:16 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Casinos slow to help arts center
And so they are pushing hard to build a world-class performing arts center downtown to demonstrate this newly discovered importance of culture.
11:13 a.m.
Mandalay names new hotel tower
Mandalay names new hotel tower
11:12 a.m.
Vegas builders pull fewer permits
A total of 16,479 home permits have been pulled year to date through August versus 14,327 year-to-date 2002, a 15 percent increase.
11:07 a.m.
Used-car chain cuts forecast
Earnings for the second quarter ended Aug. 31 rose to $39.6 million, or 37 cents a share, compared with $31.7 million, or 30 cents a share, a year ago, the company said.
11:06 a.m.
Sunrise, St. Rose rank high in survey
The National Research Corp. in Lincoln, Neb., surveyed about 760 households in the Las Vegas Valley about their preference for household health care. More than 140,000 people were surveyed nationally. The error margin of the ...
11:06 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Sept. 23, 2003
PAOLI, Ind. -- Opponents of a proposed casino in Orange County have started a website in hopes of raising resistance in time for a referendum in November.
11:06 a.m.
Medco subpoenaed in Florida Medicaid probe
FRANLIN LAKES, N.J. -- Medco Health Solutions Inc., the biggest pharmacy-benefit manager and operator of an automated pharmacy in Henderson, said Monday it received a subpoena from the Florida Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit ...
11:06 a.m.
Developer plans downtown project
Mark Fine, president of the company, said he plans to look into potential city incentives such as tax increment financing (TIF) for the project.
11:06 a.m.
FID alleges violations by Vegas lender
Alleging the company has committed several violations of state rules, the state Financial Institutions Division on Monday ordered an Oct. 8 hearing for Las Vegas-based Global Express Capital Mortgage.
11:03 a.m.
Southwest Gas defends proposal for adjustment
Southwest Gas defended its request for the authority to make monthly adjustments to natural gas rates in a filing Monday with the state Public Utilities Commission.
11:02 a.m.
Aladdin, creditors resolve bankruptcy case dispute
Lawyers for the Aladdin hotel-casino and its creditors say they have solved a dispute that threatened to derail the sale of the property to a group headed by Planet Hollywood International Chairman and Chief executive ...
11:01 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Hef's numbers up at Palms' Playboy party
Unfortunately, virtually no one was home -- they were 45-year-old numbers, as the book was from 1957. The only one we dialed that was still good was for photographer Richard Avedon.
10:46 a.m.
Sports news briefs for September 23, 2003
In the wake of defections by Miami and Virginia Tech, Big East Conference officials have put together a plan that will call for a 16-team, two-division basketball league and an eight- or nine-team football league, ...
10:42 a.m.
Mayor, council take cautious approach to redistricting
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman sounded a cautious note Monday when asked about redistricting, an idea brought up last week by Ward 6 Councilman Michael Mack, who represents one of the fastest-growing areas of the ...
10:41 a.m.
Lake Mead ranks among most dangerous parks
The U.S. Park Rangers Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police listed the 10 most dangerous national parks in 2003:
9:52 a.m.
Three alleged 311 Boyz members not attending school now
Three alleged members of the 311 Boyz charged with maiming a 17-year-old boy are no longer attending Clark County high schools, a school district officials said Monday.
9:43 a.m.
Veterans nursing home to fill up by April
The Nevada Veterans Nursing Home in Boulder City should have 90 residents by the end of the week, and is on pace to be full by April 1, the home administrator said Monday.
9:42 a.m.
Christoff: Interview in probe set
Peter "Chris" Christoff, the defeated Las Vegas City Council candidate who was among those making allegations of campaign finance violations against Councilwoman Janet Moncrief, said state investigators were to interview him today in the case.
9:41 a.m.
Court studies Medicaid liens
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court is trying to decide whether to uphold a state policy of placing liens on homes of surviving spouses of people who owe money to the Medicaid program.
9:40 a.m.
Sobriety test demonstrates DUI impairment
Deputy District Attorney Keith Brower, who has prosecuted drunken drivers, said he knew better than to get behind the wheel of a car Monday after belting down glasses of straight vodka.
9:39 a.m.
Chairsell finalist for Utah college post
Former Nevada State College at Henderson interim president Chris Chairsell is a finalist for president at a community college in Utah, a job that could make her the first woman to head that institution.
9:39 a.m.
Money saved on Municipal Court change
In July 2002 the city's elected leaders decided to end an existing contract with the Clark County public defender's office to provide in-court legal services for indigent clients.
9:31 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Sept. 23, 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.
9:31 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 23, 2003
The 16th annual Walk for Life to benefit the Women's Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Neighborhood Church, 207 W. Basic Road, Henderson.
9:31 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Whitt gives up open-wheel dream for stock cars
Two years ago, Brandon Whitt was on a path to become the next Danny Sullivan or Michael Andretti. Now he's hoping to become the next Kevin Harvick or Kurt Busch.
9:29 a.m.
Wiretap came between mob, Louisiana gambling
NEW ORLEANS -- In 1990, a year before the Legislature legalized video poker machines, four men met in New York to plan their bets.
9:21 a.m.
Video gambling foes seek criminal probe
DENVER -- Opponents of a ballot measure that would allow video lottery terminals at racetracks called Monday for a criminal investigation of its London-based supporters to determine if campaign laws were violated.
9:21 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: UNLV, Hawaii fans go down fighting
If you had to characterize Friday's UNLV-Hawaii football game in three words, it would be "go, fight, win."
9:19 a.m.
Auto-parts chain's profit rises
The Memphis-based auto-parts chain said fourth-quarter earnings rose to $207.4 million, or $2.27 a share, from $178 million, or $1.73 a share, last year.
9:17 a.m.
ECHL, players trying to end strike
Larry Landon and Brian McKenna, the top officials who represent the players and owners, respectively, of the ECHL, met Friday in Syracuse to discuss issues that led to a current players' strike.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Mute button more handy than ever
You wouldn't want me to RAISE MY VOICE AND SHOUT AT YOU intermittently during this column, would you?
9:13 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: They aren't just numbers
We are a big nation and we have millions of people. In Israel, a tiny nation, the death and wounding of soldiers and civilians has an instant impact on a city, town and the entire ...
9:04 a.m.
Six schools to be put on replacement list
The Clark County School Board voted Monday to tentatively identify six schools as top priorities for replacement, pending the completion of feasibility studies by the district's facilities division.
9:03 a.m.
Attorney: Rudin murder case was a 'disaster'
CARSON CITY -- An attorney representing convicted killer Margaret Rudin told the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday that her District Court trial in Las Vegas was a "disaster" and that Rudin was "not given her ...
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Bush to blame for budget deficit
The solution, of course, is to rescind some of the tax cuts, which they refuse to do. Worse, the Republicans attack any Democrat who proposes that course, accusing them of wanting to raise taxes.
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Bush has restored honor, integrity
If Nevada does not support President Bush's re-election, America will fall even further into the clutches of the liberals and the secularists. We must pay more attention to the bigger picture, both in America and ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Iraq is haunting reminder of Vietnam War
I was a medical corpsman with the Marine Corps in Vietnam. You will never know what war is until you have to do what I had to do, and what I have to remember: Looking ...
9:01 a.m.
Editorial: The rules apply to all
On July 30 he was supposed to be in court, answering a citation for aggressive driving issued to him in the Reno-Carson City area by the Nevada Highway Patrol. But he never showed up, prompting ...
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: Don't leave school cops in the dark
This is a program being developed around the proven philosophy that increased communication can reap immediate and long-term rewards. It's ironic, then, that this liaison program started out last week with a monumental communications gaffe. ...
9:00 a.m.
Team of federal, local agencies target illegal desert dumping
Clark County's desert is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, animals as large as the bighorn sheep and as tiny as the beetles that live in the mesquite scrub.
8:58 a.m.
Centennial committee OKs slogan
Las Vegas has a major party planned for 2005, and Monday it moved one step closer to having a theme and a way to pay for the party.
8:58 a.m.
Monday's prep results
Palo Verde 4, Mojave 0 Goals: Bayardo 2, Lucero, Yvon; Shutout-Hines
8:54 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 10 a.m.
8:48 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 23, 2003
Dominick Bruno, 90, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. A retired professional driver and a World War II veteran of the Merchant Marines, he was born July 10, 1913, in Paterson, N.J.
8:43 a.m.
New transportation funding delayed
WASHINGTON -- New funding for Nevada highway and other transportation projects is on hold until Congress can settle on the appropriate funding levels to renew or create programs nationwide.
8:42 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Traveling parents say hello, dolly
A Maine woman has created My Mommy and My Daddy dolls that look like parents and record personal messages that children can play back when Mom or Dad are away. Being marketed as a comfort ...
8:18 a.m.
War & Peace: Children's poignant perspective exhibited in 'Peace Through Humor' project
What color is friendship, hope, fear and disappointment?
1:11 a.m.

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