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Archive for April 6, 2004

Editorial: Contrition, not bluster, is needed
The accusations against Goodman include his acceptance of a $100,000 endorsement deal with gin maker Bombay Sapphire, half of whose proceeds went to a private school where his wife is chairwoman of its board of ...
11:49 a.m.
Embattled Williams to run for re-election
Assemblyman Wendell Williams said the people in his district have convinced him to run for re-election, despite the recent controversies that have swirled around him.
11:24 a.m.
DOE settles on trains for shipments
WASHINGTON -- Nuclear waste will be shipped to Nevada mainly via train, the Energy Department announced Monday, if its proposed nuclear waste storage site gets approved.
11:24 a.m.
GOP voters truck to hit fair
The 18-wheeler -- replete with plasma television screens, Xbox systems, a sound stage and a sample of other top-grade technology -- will be at the fair Thursday through Sunday, said Yier Shi, a spokesman for ...
11:23 a.m.
Lengthy Henderson standoff closes down homes, traffic
Dozens of families were kept out of their homes Monday night and thousands of commuters were forced to find an alternative route to work this morning because of a standoff between a man and police ...
11:18 a.m.
High court to hear Heller lawsuit
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court today ordered the Legislature to respond within 30 days to a lawsuit that seeks to determine whether state workers may serve in the Legislature.
11:17 a.m.
Teenager's history of crime dates to age 10
A 17-year-old boy who has had numerous run-ins with police, including an arrest three years ago in connection with a plot of a "Columbine-style shooting" at his middle school, was charged Saturday with the attempted ...
11:15 a.m.
Jury duty becoming a heavier load
Each day hundreds of Las Vegas Valley residents flood the Clark County courthouse in downtown Las Vegas to complete their civic duty of jury service.
11:14 a.m.
Flood problems plague Strip hotel
Ask authorities how often the garage behind the Imperial Palace floods and you'll get the same answer: "Every time it rains."
11:13 a.m.
Soldier with Vegas ties among casualties
A 22-year-old Army infantryman who spent his school vacations and summers with his father's family in Las Vegas died Sunday in Iraq.
11:13 a.m.
Strength of laws regarding dangerous dogs debated
Anyone who has ever stood petrified as a dog brandished its canines for attack knows a law book won't do much good -- unless, of course, it is heavy enough to hit the animal and ...
11:12 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Goodman needs dose of humility
If only Mayor Oscar Goodman were as good at showing humility as he is promoting himself and his family.
11:11 a.m.
Gaming news briefs for April 6, 2004
Prospective Castaways buyer Randy Miller said he and his partners are still actively negotiating with Vestin Mortgage, the owner of the closed Las Vegas property on Fremont Street.
10:58 a.m.
Maryland governor presses for slots
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Gov. Robert Ehrlich made a personal appeal to members of a House committee for approval of his slot machine bill, saying revenue from gambling is necessary to avoid deep cuts in state ...
10:57 a.m.
Nevada casinos want $20 million tax refund
CARSON CITY -- Forty-one casinos want a tax refund of $20 million for the sales tax paid on complimentary meals for their guests and employees over a three-year period.
10:57 a.m.
U.K. gambling expansion facing hurdles
British legislators considering deregulating that country's gambling industry are expected to dilute original proposals supported by casino groups by recommending restrictions on gambling, analysts say.
10:57 a.m.
Commission subpoenas Caesars' records
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The state Lobbying Commission has subpoenaed records from Caesars Entertainment to determine if special favors were given to New York lawmakers, a spokesman for the Las Vegas casino gambling giant said Monday.
10:51 a.m.
Business news briefs of April 6, 2004
Nevada Power Co. and its sister company, Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno, must put into escrow another $25 million in cash to hold off a more than $300 million judgment handed down last year ...
10:50 a.m.
Harrah's execs eat more health care costs
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. is cutting costs and making health care more affordable for low-wage workers partly by shifting the burden onto employees at the top of the pay scale.
10:49 a.m.
Airline service likely to deteriorate
WASHINGTON -- U.S. airline service probably will worsen this year and next after improving for four straight years because the air-traffic control system can't handle a rebound in passenger traffic since 2001, according to a ...
10:48 a.m.
Lawmakers weigh limits on limousine numbers
Limousine industry leaders and regulators say they expect legislation will be introduced at next year's legislative session to limit the number of limos that would be allowed to operate in Clark County.
10:48 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Strip style escalates with Wynn Las Vegas
We've already reported about amenities such as the Ferrari dealership in the lobby and celebrity chef Daniel Boulud, who will personally prepare room-service meals for the highest of high-rollers.
10:43 a.m.
Wranglers' season series at a glance
Greg Day had two goals and two assists. His two goals came in the first period and included a short-handed goal at 9:21. The Wranglers were 2-for-7 on the power play as the Steelheads piled ...
10:29 a.m.
Clarification
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10:22 a.m.
Police pursuit ends in accident
A Las Vegas man and a passenger escaped injury Monday afternoon when their car became lodged under a semi-truck during a police chase that ended at Sandhill Road and Wyoming Avenue.
9:54 a.m.
Man dies in 2-car collision
Lisa Crose, a 21-year-old Las Vegan, was eastbound on Desert Inn in her 1991 Honda Accord when she apparently lost control of her car, which jumped the median and entered the westbound side of the ...
9:54 a.m.
Young voters not targeted
Most county party leaders don't see young voters as the future of their parties, according to a national study released Monday.
9:53 a.m.
Counties seek vote on unfunded mandates
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Association of Counties is asking all 17 counties to place an advisory question on their November election ballots that would call for the state to stop passing unfunded mandates to ...
9:53 a.m.
Reorganization continues at air quality dept.
An innovative and award-winning assistant director of Clark County's Air Quality Management Department abruptly resigned last week as the department moves through a reorganization.
9:53 a.m.
Motion made to drop sexual assault charge
The attorney for a man accused of molesting two young girls asked a District Court judge Monday to throw out the most serious charge.
9:53 a.m.
Water authority goes deep with extension
Transported from Texas, the pieces of pipe will allow the first intake at 1,050 feet above sea level in the lake to bring water up from about 50 feet deeper. Like a lot of recent ...
9:52 a.m.
State, tribe make deal over taxes
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Taxation Commission on Monday approved a first-of-its kind agreement with an Indian tribe in Reno in which the state will share in some of the tax revenue from business on ...
9:52 a.m.
Housing Authority responds to critical report from HUD
The Las Vegas Housing Authority has replied to a scathing federal report issued in early February that slammed it for poor management, called for an accounting of how $2.9 million was used and asked why ...
9:52 a.m.
Polls close at 7 in BC recall vote
Mayor Bob Ferraro and Councilman Mike Pacini are up for recall. Voters will decide whether to retain them or elect new people.
9:51 a.m.
Report suggests popularity of dogs affects number of bites
Dogs that lead the pack in biting people in Clark County over the last seven years range from those perceived as being vicious to canines who come across as sweet and loveable.
9:50 a.m.
Woman sues pit bull owner
A woman whose toy poodle was killed by a pit bull in December filed a lawsuit Friday seeking about $100,000 from the pit bull's owner and his homeowner's insurance company.
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Kyle Petty to drive a Porsche Saturday in Phoenix
Not every driver will be idle this weekend when the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series takes its traditional weekend off for the Easter holiday.
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: 51s take a bath with Big League Weekend washout
Don Logan was speaking on his cell phone Monday as he pulled into the Dodgers Stadium parking lot and noticed that scalpers were out in force with Opening Day against the Padres just two hours ...
9:47 a.m.
Feds cite Barrick for fatality at Nevada mine
The citations stemmed from the Nov. 19 death of Ernie Spalding, 38, who was killed when a roaster belched hot ashes on him and he fell.
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Lamon is one Brewster still eyeing millions
Released in 1985, the movie "Brewster's Millions" followed a distinct, if offbeat, path. A man, portrayed by Richard Pryor, was faced with a deadline and the necessity of giving away $30 million as a means ...
9:39 a.m.
Judah gets a second chance
The last time the spotlight shone on Zab Judah in Las Vegas, it wasn't a pretty sight.
9:38 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:37 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 6, 2004
UNLV moved into position to defend its championship in the Dixie Classic, taking the lead after the first two rounds at St. George, Utah.
9:33 a.m.
A playoff ploy unfolds in the crease
Magliarditi has been the Wranglers' ace in goal, going 29-14-3 this season and allowing 112 goals in those 48 games. But he has struggled in the postseason, with an 8-6 record in playoff games.
9:32 a.m.
Letter: Affordable water is birthright
SHELDON MENDELSON
9:14 a.m.
Letter: Pot laws are not based on science
White Americans did not even begin to smoke marijuana until a soon-to-be entrenched government bureaucracy began funding reefer madness propaganda. Dire warnings that marijuana inspires homicidal rages have been counterproductive at best.
9:14 a.m.
Letter: Area deserves bigger mental health hospital
The Las Vegas Planning Commission rubber-stamped the state's proposal despite opposition from more than 500 residents. The City Council, after getting mixed messages from some members of the Legislature, did not act and left the ...
9:14 a.m.
Editorial: Cancel this proposal
And the problem could grow under the Postal Service's proposed new policy. In new subdivisions, the Postal Service wants the homebuilder or a homeowner's association to manage the mail box keys. But this would make ...
9:03 a.m.
Nevada congressman seeks to cut red tape in mining permit process
At the urging of the Nevada mining industry, Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., is pressing House leaders for an extra $2.3 million for the Bureau of Land Management's 2005 budget.
8:59 a.m.
Obituaries for April 6, 2004
Raymond Dale Caldwell, 54, of Las Vegas died March 25, in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 10, 1949, in Macon, Ga. A resident for 14 years, he was an advertising salesman and a Vietnam ...
8:43 a.m.
Singer Yuro loses long battle with throat cancer at 63
Singer Timi Yuro, who burst onto the popular music scene in 1961 with the hits "Hurt" and "I Apologize," died at her Las Vegas home last week after a lengthy battle with the throat cancer ...
8:43 a.m.
Community news briefs for April 6, 2004
Village East Cleaners will hold its 10th annual clothing drive to benefit Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada in conjunction with the grand opening of its new store, 1760 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson.
8:43 a.m.
Appeal set to be heard in case of tortured POWs
A federal court on Wednesday is expected to hear the Bush administration's appeal of a judgment that gave a Las Vegas resident and 16 other former POWs from the first Gulf War $959 million.
8:41 a.m.
Around the world, 'Mamma Mia!' an ABBA-salute hit
After all, it was merely "filler" at the Prince Edward Theatre until the much splashier "Ragtime" transferred from Broadway. "Ragtime," though, eventually came to a different London theater in 2003, where it quickly folded despite ...
8:30 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Visitor stresses us to the Max
Max's daddy comes home today, and we're all so happy.
8:08 a.m.
'My Fair Lady' signs on in Summerlin
What: "My Fair Lady" by Signature Productions.
8:07 a.m.

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