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Archive for April 27, 2004

Firm buys space propulsion unit
The unit makes small thruster rockets used to position satellites in space.
11:04 a.m.
Gaming briefs for April 27, 2004
The Culinary Union is urging shareholders of The Cheesecake Factory Inc. to vote against the re-election of director Thomas L. Gregory at the company's annual meeting May 18.
11:04 a.m.
Fed governor warns bankers in Vegas of cyber attacks
U.S. banks need to heighten security and plan for the possibility of more cyber attacks, Federal Reserve Governor Susan Bies said Monday.
11:03 a.m.
Web comments stir Yell controversy
A University of Nevada, Las Vegas student slated to take charge of the campus newspaper is under fire from a Jewish student organization for alleged anti-Semitic comments posted on his personal Web site.
11:03 a.m.
Second timeshare phase planned
Groundbreaking for the 431-unit addition is planned for July, with construction of the $126 million expansion scheduled for completion in summer 2006. The first 283 units of HGVClub on the Las Vegas Strip, located in ...
11:03 a.m.
Legality of Yucca meetings eyed
The state attorney general's office is looking into whether a board studying a proposed railroad line from Caliente to Yucca Mountain may have broken state open-meeting laws by barring local residents and media from its ...
10:55 a.m.
LV consultant for developers, Oglesby dies
For the past 10 years, as Dick Oglesby battled cancer, he worked on making his vision of Las Vegas become a reality.
10:54 a.m.
Forced move: Sky-Vue residents have 72 hours to find new homes
Anthony Molina admits that the Sky-Vue Mobile Home Park has gone downhill since he moved his then-new single-wide coach into the 100-space park at 15 W. Owens Ave., 40 years ago.
10:50 a.m.
Parents of boy left in van want details
The parents of a 3-year-old boy who was left in a Head Start van on Wednesday were not told by the school what had happened until five days later, they said Monday.
10:48 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Phone tapes put corruption trial on hold
And because the key evidence remains under a court-ordered seal, we know little more about this case than we did six months ago and aren't likely to learn much more for some time.
10:47 a.m.
Charges considered against mom in death of diabetic girl
Metro Police homicide detectives and prosecutors from the district attorney's office will meet today to determine if charges will be filed against a mother whose diabetic daughter's February death was ruled a homicide last week.
10:46 a.m.
Feds: Patriot Act not used in probe
The Patriot Act wasn't used by FBI agents to intercept phone calls and other communications in connection with an investigation into local politicians charged with trading political influence for money and gifts from a local ...
10:46 a.m.
Venetian breaks LV profit record
Weeks away from opening a casino in Macau, the owner of The Venetian today said the Las Vegas Strip megaresort shattered Las Vegas hotel-casino profitability records during the first quarter.
10:42 a.m.
Sierra Health earnings zoom past estimates
Sierra said Monday its profit from continuing operations for the quarter ended March 31 was $26.3 million, or 75 cents per share, up from $15.4 million, or 50 cents, for the same period in 2003.
10:39 a.m.
Pulte's profit jumps 53 percent as costs for borrowing drop
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. -- Pulte Homes Inc., the fourth-largest U.S. homebuilder by stock market value and a big player in Las Vegas, on Monday said first-quarter profit jumped 53 percent as falling mortgage rates spurred ...
10:39 a.m.
Google IPO suspense may culminate with filing this week
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc.'s looming initial public stock offering is stirring tremendous excitement, but it shouldn't be surprising if its biggest beneficiaries have some reservations.
10:38 a.m.
Consumer confidence, home resales on rise
U.S. consumer confidence rose in April to a three-month high and previously owned home sales increased to the second-fastest pace on record amid record job and income growth.
10:36 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 27, 2004
For the first time, the IOC has taken out cancellation insurance on the Olympics -- a $170 million policy to cover the risk of the Athens Games being called off because of war, terrorism, earthquakes ...
10:36 a.m.
Ritz-Carlton eyes long-term growth in LV
"It's something (Ritz-Carlton President Simon Cooper) thinks would make a lot of sense, but there are is nothing immediate happening," spokeswoman Vivian Deuschl said.
10:34 a.m.
Next DI implosion planned
It's almost time again for one of Las Vegas' most impressive spectacles -- a hotel implosion.
10:34 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Gans says rumors are all a Mirage
He has missed an extraordinary number of performances for either unknown or seemingly preposterous reasons -- such as missing three weeks after taking a tumble in his bathroom after stepping on his dog.
10:19 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: The real story
Sports Illustrated is 41 weeks into a series entitled "The Poll" in which it details the high points in the sports history of each of the 50 states, but it has yet to publish its ...
10:11 a.m.
UNLV women headed East for NCAA regional
If there is such a thing as being too good for your own good, the UNLV women's golf team figured out how to do it.
9:43 a.m.
Father wants out of deal on neglect charges
District Judge Donald Mosley denied a Henderson father's request to withdraw his guilty plea in the death of his 18-month-old daughter and the neglect of his four other children Monday.
9:41 a.m.
Defendant tries to discredit key witness in murder trial
A woman on trial on a charge of murdering a man for his winning sports bet ticket used mental health records Monday in an attempt to discredit the state's key eyewitness.
9:38 a.m.
Boys and Girls Clubs willing to run child-care program
In a recent letter from Hill to his fellow board members, he said the United Way would be responsible for the "fiscal aspects of the program" and the Boys and Girls Clubs would be responsible ...
9:37 a.m.
News briefs for April 27, 2004
A driver was killed this morning when his right rear tire blew out and he lost control while driving south on the Las Vegas Beltway approaching Charleston Boulevard, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
9:36 a.m.
Police chase down same man twice
It started with a traffic collision about 8:30 a.m. Monday on U.S. 95 north just past Sahara Avenue. Trooper Robert Lujan was attempting to pull over a car for driving in the shoulder when his ...
9:32 a.m.
Officials point to cuts in New Mexico's funding
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department's elimination of funding for a New Mexico watchdog group illustrates why Nevada would not negotiate for federal benefits in exchange for accepting a high-level waste dump at Yucca Mountain, officials ...
9:27 a.m.
Gibbons demands answers to Yucca rail questions
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., is challenging the Energy Department's intentions to proceed with plans to build a new rail line in Nevada for nuclear waste shipments without first answering security questions about how ...
9:25 a.m.
Success at the plate isn't all Greek to 51s' Theodorou
A team doesn't usually need a benchwarmer when it's 115 degrees, but Nick Theodorou fit that role last year for the Las Vegas 51s.
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Cascata: Douglas and pals are in for a treat
My initial thought upon seeing the exclusive Cascata golf course for the first time Monday was that it was even more spectacular than I'd imagined.
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Shane Hmiel gets second chance in Busch Series
Shane Hmiel will make his first NASCAR Busch Series start in more than seven months in Saturday's 300 at California Speedway.
9:18 a.m.
Fingers craves return to game
Dissolving algae from the murky lakes and ponds of some of the region's finer country clubs has been easier for Rollie Fingers than getting a chance to fix what ails certain big league pitchers.
9:16 a.m.
Officials coordinate West Nile virus strategy
Nevada and Clark County health officials are bracing for the West Nile virus to hit the state for the first time this summer, and health agencies are pooling their efforts to face it.
9:15 a.m.
Kruger, Rebels add their first 'big man' to commitment list
New UNLV basketball coach Lon Kruger said landing two big men would be his No. 1 recruiting priority this spring. He's half way there.
9:15 a.m.
GOP is fitting planks into platform
CARSON CITY -- Nevada Republicans will hammer out their platform and resolutions behind closed doors this week, as the state GOP convention convenes Friday in Reno.
9:11 a.m.
Mescaleros relieved to settle gaming feud
ALBUQUERQUE -- The dark cloud that had loomed over the Mescalero Apache Tribe and the slot machines at its mountain resort and casino dissipated last week with the stroke of pen.
9:06 a.m.
Texas slots debate under way
AUSTIN, Texas -- Allowing video slots gambling at horse and dog racing tracks would create rural jobs and boost Texas' position in the national horse racing scene, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs testified Monday.
8:57 a.m.
Obituaries for April 27, 2004
Lawrence George Bartleson, 82, of Las Vegas died April 12 in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Susquehanna, Pa. A resident for 24 years, he was a real estate salesman and a ...
8:47 a.m.
Letter: Oil interests are Bush's priority
We need to vote for a president who will represent the people, not the national and international oil interests. I hope that this November everyone in America makes the right choice for president of the ...
8:41 a.m.
Community College HS taking aps
Community College HS allows juniors and seniors to take high school and college courses. Students who attend a Community College HS can get a head start on their college career by completing as many as ...
8:41 a.m.
Letter: Bush used 9-11 coffin imagery
In a climate of mixed messages, George W. Bush advises that he approved a campaign television ad that showed him adjacent to a flag-covered casket from the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center.
8:40 a.m.
Letter: Residents should define standards for billboards
Residents should phone or write to the LVCVA and complain about its appeal to the lowest common denominator of tourist, a class that comes here to feed on its vices. Residents should also call the ...
8:39 a.m.
Immunization schedule for April 27, 2004
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:39 a.m.
Community briefs for April 27, 2004
Zelzah Shriners will hold their annual Vidalia onions sale starting Thursday at the Shrine Center, 2222 W. Mesquite Ave.
8:38 a.m.
Editorial: Principals must have discretion
It all depends on how the new policy will be enforced. We understand why the school district is considering the policy. Unlike most adults in the work place, students cannot always be expected to follow ...
8:38 a.m.
Editorial: A shared sacrifice
The fact is that young men and women who are wealthy, or who come from privileged backgrounds, aren't as likely to put themselves in harm's way by joining the military. Just after the start of ...
8:37 a.m.
Venetian hotel-casino breaks Las Vegas profit record
The Las Vegas Strip hotel posted quarterly cash flow of $103.9 million for the quarter, up 63.4 percent from $63.6 million a year ago, Las Vegas Sands Inc. said.
8:30 a.m.
Vision Quest: Ambition to hit it big fuels Las Vegas indie filmmakers
"This is how it all started," Schwarze said about the early days of his production company, Vision Dynamics Entertainment.
8:26 a.m.
In face of harsh criticism, Monet talks
The critics questioned the unorthodox arrangement between the for-profit gallery that rents space at the resort and the nonprofit museum. The gallery is owned and operated by PaperBall, a division of New York art dealer ...
8:21 a.m.

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