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Archive for April 26, 2004

Pharmacy giant Medco settles probe with states
The nation's largest pharmacy benefits manager said today it has agreed to pay $29 million to settle allegations by 20 states that it was switching patients to medications to save itself money, not to benefit ...
11:04 a.m.
3-year-old is left in Head Start van
A 3-year-old boy was left in a Head Start van at the agency's transportation yard Wednesday afternoon, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit board that runs the early childhood program.
11:02 a.m.
News briefs for April 26, 2004
A 32-year-old man died Saturday after being stabbed at a Las Vegas apartment complex. Residents of the complex, who described the man as friendly, followed a suspect until Metro Police arrived and arrested him.
11:01 a.m.
State gun laws
Here is a state-by-state look by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence:
11:00 a.m.
Architects named for VA health care facilities
A VA commission has proposed building a 120-bed nursing home and an outpatient clinic as part of its Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services, or CARES.
11:00 a.m.
Expert raps law on child access to guns
Nevada is one of 18 states that has a law to punish gun owners when children find their unsecured weapons and use them to either threaten or shoot someone.
10:59 a.m.
Las Vegas to close Sky-Vue
Las Vegas officials today were to give notice to the remaining occupants of about 40 trailers at Sky-Vue Mobile Park that they have 72 hours to move out because the park is too unhealthy and ...
10:58 a.m.
Reverse stock split planned
The stock split will ensure the company's position on the Nasdaq Small Cap stock market. In a March SEC filing, the company said it had fallen out of compliance for listing on the National Market.
10:57 a.m.
State puts new drug card on hold
CARSON CITY -- The Guinn administration is holding off on a state program that could give 15 percent discounts on prescription drugs to all senior citizens in Nevada.
10:56 a.m.
River Run concludes with little fanfare
By Sunday afternoon, the Laughlin River Run was winding down.
10:56 a.m.
Studying in the desert
The Bureau of Land Management and other groups will consider the planning of Oliver Ranch and take community input at the following meetings:
10:54 a.m.
Democrats have big fund-raisers
Julie Whitacre, campaign aide for Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, D-Henderson, said between $350,000 and $400,000 in checks were collected Thursday during a fund-raiser attended by about 150 at Cili at the Bali Hai Golf Course.
10:53 a.m.
District struggles to retain minority teachers
Despite aggressive efforts the Clark County School District continues to struggle with hiring -- and keeping -- minority teachers, educators said.
10:52 a.m.
LV plant gets rare equipment
LV plant gets rare equipment
10:49 a.m.
Flat-proof tire concept advances
The company said the performance of its flat-proof tire is the first credibility threshold the product must cross in efforts to begin commercial production. The test examines strength, endurance, high-speed performance and load rating.
10:46 a.m.
Regulators concerned about betting kiosks
CARSON CITY -- State gaming officials are concerned that rapid advances in technology could generate problems in regulating the Nevada casino industry.
10:44 a.m.
Profit improves for Icahn's Vegas casinos
Icahn's American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC (ACEP), a subsidiary of his American Real Estate Partners (AREP), announced the results for the Stratosphere and the two Arizona Charlie's hotel-casinos.
10:44 a.m.
Gaming briefs for April 26, 2004
DiMassimo Brand Adverting competed with more than 40 other advertising agencies for the account, Phil Shalala, vice president of marketing at the Hard Rock, said.
10:43 a.m.
Record poker payout awarded
Dekenijff's pair of 10s beat the Ace-high hand held by Downey, Calif., player Hasan Habib in the $8.34 million prize-pool, no-limit Texas hold'em event.
10:42 a.m.
Court: Board, agent immune from suit
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court says the state Gaming Control Board and one of its agents are immune from a lawsuit in a case where a Las Vegas man was held for questioning ...
10:41 a.m.
Meeting addresses plans on tours over Lake Mead
The first step in the long journey to draft an air tour management plan for Lake Mead National Recreation Area begins Tuesday with a meeting to determine the scope of the plan.
10:41 a.m.
Obituaries for April 26, 2004
Gail Marie Cox, 45, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. She was born Nov. 28, 1958, in Chicago. A resident for 15 years, she was an administrative assistant in the gaming industry ...
9:41 a.m.
Suspect says criminal group threatened her
A woman charged with beating a man to death to steal a $44,000 gambling ticket told jurors Friday during the opening arguments of her trial that she purposely messed up in cleaning up the crime ...
9:41 a.m.
New safety rules set for firefighting planes
In the wake of three fatal firefighting aircraft accidents blamed on cracked wings, including a 2002 crash of a Nevada-based air tanker, a federal safety board issued new maintenance programs on Friday.
9:40 a.m.
Mother who left twins in car released from jail
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Karen Bennett-Haron released Kathy Lizanne Lawson, 28, after setting a preliminary hearing for June 25. Bennett-Haron also referred the case to Clark County Child Protective Services.
9:40 a.m.
Minority panel eyeing range of topics
CARSON CITY -- The newly created Nevada Commission on Minority Affairs was to hold its first meeting today.
9:39 a.m.
Fallen Marine had family in Vegas
Gibson was one of five Marines ambushed by insurgents while escorting a convoy near the Syrian border in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.
9:38 a.m.
School police seize weapons from student's bedroom
Clark County School District Police seized a record-sized cache of weapons -- including handguns, knives, axes and throwing stars -- from the home of a Desert Pines High School student Thursday, police said.
9:38 a.m.
UNLV's Furio tabbed by Eagles in 7th round
Dominic Furio was busy walking through a supermarket in his hometown of San Pedro, Calif., on Sunday afternoon when he got a call from a reporter.
9:31 a.m.
Gladiators snap losing streak
What has gone wrong and what still ails them really did not matter Sunday afternoon at the Thomas & Mack Center.
9:30 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Inner-city tennis program develops champion
While raising the possibility of professional tennis returning to town last week, I referred to Las Vegas as the "quintessential country club city," which, with apologies to Palm Springs and Thurston Howell III, it is.
9:30 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Tapit gives Las Vegas a rooting interest in Derby
Las Vegas will brace for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. After all, the Derby is the second biggest single-day sporting event weekend in this gaming capital, just behind the Super Bowl for a one-day event.
9:29 a.m.
LV woman, Army at odds over harassment claims
A Las Vegas woman has been absent without leave, or AWOL, from the Army for five months after filing a claim alleging that she was sexually harassed by her superiors at Fort Irwin in Southern ...
9:29 a.m.
Teen dies as car hits power pole
A Las Vegas teen died after his speeding Chevrolet Camaro struck a wooden power pole at Carey Avenue and Christy Lane at about 1:45 a.m., police said.
9:28 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 26, 2004
Jenna Cooper, 21, a standout on the University of Nebraska women's team, was fatally shot at a party early Sunday morning in Lincoln, Neb.
9:27 a.m.
Faces keep changing as Vegas loses again
Terry Kennedy frequently says he's "fatalistic" about all the roster moves a Triple-A team faces over a season.
9:19 a.m.
Nevadans join demonstrators
WASHINGTON -- Nevadan from across the state joined hundreds of thousands of people in Washington on Sunday in the "March for Women's Lives," a rally for reproductive rights.
9:06 a.m.
March new home sales rise to a record 1.3 million rate
Single-family home sales rose 8.9 percent from a revised 1.13 million annual pace in February, the Commerce Department said in Washington. New home sales reached an all-time high of 1.1 million in 2003.
9:06 a.m.
Merger creates No. 3 drug company
PARIS -- The board of Franco-German drug maker Aventis SA accepted a new offer from Sanofi-Synthelabo SA on Sunday in a deal that would merge France's two largest drug makers and create the world's third ...
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Can't spin Bush's terrible record
Gliddon stated that the economy is soaring, yet all economic indicators are pointing down from the date that Bush assumed office. How can any reasonable person think that the employment picture is bright, when in ...
8:53 a.m.
Letter: Hybrid cars help environment
I purchased a Toyota Prius 13 months ago -- just a month before purchasing a new home in Las Vegas. My wife and I made a number of trips between California and Las Vegas while ...
8:52 a.m.
Letter: President wants to eliminate overtime pay
The Bush administration's objective is to enhance the profits of mega enterprises by eliminating overtime. A revised administration proposal raises the eligibility floor from $22,100 to $23,660 a year. The classification criteria for exemption from ...
8:52 a.m.
Editorial: State role is needed
WestCare's program is badly needed -- at full capacity it serves more than 6,000 people a year. The reason it's badly needed is because the state over the years has sorely neglected its responsibility to ...
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: Don't hide coffins from public view
So how did the media get the photos if news organizations weren't allowed near Dover Air Force Base? Despite the Pentagon's ban on the media taking photos, the military had been taking pictures of coffins ...
8:50 a.m.
Volunteer day set at Red Rock
Work projects include trail maintenance, removing unwanted fire rings and work at the campground.
8:49 a.m.
Birth announcements for April 26, 2004
Tyler to Melissa and Jacob Johnson; Nathaniel to Keri Robinson and Christopher Rash; Jailyne to Beatriz Pineda and Oscar Avila.
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Plans for quiet take flight
Take the test. Drive a whole day with the windows down. How hard is it to hear the radio or the voice of the person sitting in the passenger seat?
8:26 a.m.
Tragedy fails to deter Little Feat, Gov't Mule
Sadly, Little Feat and Gov't Mule aren't linked only by their Southern rock attitudes and high-energy jams.
8:25 a.m.
Montgomery Gentry keeps it loose at Sunset
The band played for 2,200 fans Saturday at Sunset Station's Outdoor Amphitheatre, a near sell-out. Frontmen Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry brought out all the hits, including the title track and probably future hit "You ...
8:25 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for April 26, 2004
If you aren't a devotee of the age-old spring-cleaning ritual, you probably don't give a hoot that April has been designated Tackle Your Clutter Month (no doubt, by some annoyingly organized person with way too ...
8:20 a.m.

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