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Archive for April 5, 2004

LV Council panel looks at gating of neighborhoods
Scotch 80s residents may yet get their gate, whether they all want it or not.
11:33 a.m.
Ensign bill would break up appeals court
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., has introduced a bill that would create a new federal circuit court of appeals based in Las Vegas and remove Nevada and much of the West from the overworked ...
11:31 a.m.
Goodman responds to ethics allegations
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman's response to the state Ethics Commission review of charges that he used his position to secure an "unwarranted benefit" for his son attempts to dissect the case against him.
11:30 a.m.
State board suspends LV doctor
CARSON CITY -- The state Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the license of Dr. Karen Giarrusso of Las Vegas because she stopped submitting her urine for drug and alcohol testing.
11:30 a.m.
Failing credit worsens problems for EOB
The Economic Opportunity Board -- the Las Vegas Valley's largest nonprofit agency -- may well be brought down by problems with its bottom line before any of the outside scrutiny its problems have drawn bears ...
11:29 a.m.
News briefs for April 5, 2004
A pedestrian hit by a sport utility vehicle Saturday on Charleston Boulevard remained in critical condition at University Medical Center this morning, a hospital official said.
11:29 a.m.
Suspected LV counterfeiter arrested
A 27-year-old Las Vegas man is being held in the Clark County Detention Center on 28 counts of forgery after Metro Police and the U.S. Secret Service caught him with about $3,000 in phony money.
11:28 a.m.
Battle lines form over fed funds for project
WASHINGTON -- The Yucca Mountain project, which would build a place to bury the nation's high-level nuclear waste in Nevada by 2010, will need a $1.4 billion annual budget by 2007, and it will need ...
11:23 a.m.
Postal proposal prompts concerns
Homeowners and renters who need keys or lock changes for their mailboxes soon will have to get them from their home builder or homeowners association instead of a post office, if the U.S. Postal Service ...
11:22 a.m.
Teenager injured in accidental shooting
A 13-year-old Las Vegas boy was accidentally shot in the stomach by a neighborhood friend Sunday night during a family barbecue at a home in northeast Las Vegas.
11:22 a.m.
Fueled by popularity of TV poker, colleges flush with new players
ATHENS, Ga. -- There's often a full house at Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity -- in more ways than one.
11:12 a.m.
Gaming news briefs for April 5, 2004
Citing a 16 percent decline in revenue and a 48 percent decline in cash flow for 2003, Standard & Poor's Rating Services on Friday revised its rating outlook from stable to negative for Mikohn Gaming ...
11:12 a.m.
Wynn to open with union
Las Vegas Strip casino-resort developer Steve Wynn expects his Wynn Las Vegas will open next April with union maids, food-service workers and porters.
11:08 a.m.
Calif. court asserts jurisdiction over Nevada casinos
A California appeals court has issued a ruling that may make it easier for people to file suit in California against Nevada businesses -- and may even fuel more lawsuits by Californians.
11:06 a.m.
Business news briefs for April 5, 2004
DALLAS -- J.C. Penney Co., the second-largest U.S. department store company, today said it's selling its struggling Eckerd chain to CVS Corp. and Jean Coutu Group for $4.53 billion to focus on boosting sales at ...
11:05 a.m.
Report advocates Clark County limousine limits
CARSON CITY -- Limiting the number of limousines in Clark County, similar to the system used for taxicabs, will help that industry and consumers, a study issued today says.
11:04 a.m.
Obituaries for April 5, 2004
Houston Asher, 74, of Boulder City died Thursday in Boulder City. He was born March 4, 1930, in Morehouse, Mo. A resident for 12 years, he was a retired millwright for an automobile manufacturer, and ...
10:01 a.m.
Court promises to expedite public employee issue
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court is expected to handle a suit involving government workers in the Legislature in an "expedited manner," a court spokeswoman says.
9:48 a.m.
House passes highway bill with $1.3 billion for Nevada
WASHINGTON -- The House passed a six-year highway bill last week that contains $1.3 billion for Nevada projects and includes an extra $90 million earmarked for projects in Southern Nevada.
9:47 a.m.
Brother describes heroic nature of man shot in casino
"The eyewitnesses to the shooting have explained to us that Les was shoulder-to-shoulder with the guy who pulled out the gun and fired shots at the bartender," Ed Staniowski said over the weekend as he ...
9:47 a.m.
Ex-NTSB chief rips nuke transport plan
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department needs a clear transportation plan on how it intends to ship nuclear waste to Nevada, Jim Hall, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, told congressional aides Friday.
9:46 a.m.
Schumacher not ready to claim Top Fuel throne
Tony Schumacher has won three of the four NHRA Top Fuel races this season but he isn't ready to suggest that he has supplanted two-time defending champion Larry Dixon as the class of the category.
9:41 a.m.
Sadler nips Kahne at line
Elliott Sadler won the second Nextel Cup race of his career Sunday, but rookie phenom Kasey Kahne is getting photo finishes down pat.
9:41 a.m.
Gladiators blow another lead in fourth quarter
"Armed and Dangerous" is the Las Vegas Gladiators' slogan. Apparently that's only when the gun is pointed at their own feet.
9:40 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Speed always a thrill when NHRA hits town
The sun finally appeared Sunday at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which was great news for the fans who came out to the track to ogle the babes in halter tops.
9:38 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Spurs sidetrack Los Angeles' bandwagon
The traveling soap opera that is the Los Angeles Lakers has had a bandwagon quality to it in recent weeks, with any number of NBA fans and observers clambering aboard.
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: There's still no clear-cut favorite for the Derby
Cloudy and rainy was more than the weather forecast for Las Vegas over the weekend. It was also the appropriate conditions for more Kentucky Derby hopefuls in major prep races. The parade of long shots ...
9:36 a.m.
Jackson will start with 51s
The Las Vegas 51s picked up four new players over the weekend, including pitcher Edwin Jackson, rated by Baseball America as the fourth-best prospect in baseball.
9:30 a.m.
Burkart pulls off 'Strip' surprise
Phil Burkart Jr. provided one of the few surprises at Sunday's NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by earning his first Funny Car victory in almost five years.
9:29 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 5, 2004
Guillermo Coria had endured three three-set matches and had saved four match points in a semifinal just to reach Sunday's final of the Nasdaq-100 Open against Andy Roddick. But when Coria reached up to serve ...
9:27 a.m.
Mission accomplished
In the midst of his final season playing hockey at major-junior Spokane, Jonathan Shockey had a decision to make.
9:26 a.m.
Letter: Higher standard for city attorney
His sentence of six days in jail (served two days at a time) hardly seems adequate for a person holding public office. If he wants to truly persuade us that he is serious, let him ...
9:25 a.m.
Letter: HUD's proposed reforms will help
The piece questioned reforms to the Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8. Today, 1.9 million families are supported and at least as many families will continue to be served. Our proposed reforms ...
9:25 a.m.
Editorial: Inquiries should be thorough
The problems began to surface publicly in February, when EOB Executive Director Marcia Rose Walker fired Finance Director Debra Santos. A few weeks later Rose herself resigned. Trouble accelerated rapidly after that with the disclosure ...
9:22 a.m.
Editorial: Reeks of a coverup
Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee, in a party-line vote on Thursday, defeated a Democratic proposal to subpoena Scully to appear and answer questions. If anything, it should be Republicans, especially conservatives who ...
9:21 a.m.
With new comedy show, Palms shows off its dud
What: "Hollywood Comedy Tour."
8:43 a.m.
Musical set on 'Sesame Street' will come to LV
"Out of This World," a new Broadway-style musical, featuring many of the best-loved characters from the long-running children's program, opens May 6 at Cox Pavilion at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
8:40 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Lake needs more than a ripple
Walker Lake is getting a drop when it needs a flood.
8:40 a.m.
Author homes in on target audience
Watching Seth "Fingers" Flynn Barkan play the arcade classic "Galaga," it seems obvious where he got his nickname.
8:39 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for April 5, 2004
Think you have what it takes to be Donald Trump's next favorite peon? Sure, you could take the official route and send NBC a videotape of yourself groveling for a spot among the next crop ...
8:37 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: A message for everyone
A TRIP to the promised land has many twists and turns.
3:42 a.m.

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