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Archive for April 29, 2004

Killer Instinct: Las Vegas band counting on Coachella for invaluable exposure
Las Vegan Mark Stoermer figured he would get to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival one day, his finances and work schedule permitting.
3:19 p.m.
Homeowners' group bans artificial lawns
Summerlin homeowners association board members decided Wednesday to ban artificial turf from front lawns in its community, saying they felt most of their neighbors were afraid a sea of fake grass would include at least ...
11:00 a.m.
Critical report warns EOB of loss of funds
A federally funded report released Wednesday makes clear that the Economic Opportunity Board -- the Las Vegas Valley's largest nonprofit agency -- must make dramatic top-to-bottom changes in order to keep millions of taxpayer dollars ...
10:59 a.m.
Man killed after blowout identified
King lost control of his vehicle, hit the median and was ejected while approaching Charleston Boulevard. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger suffered head injuries, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
10:56 a.m.
Regents lose move in lawsuit
Glass ruled that discovery in the case should move forward.
10:55 a.m.
May 2005 trial set for siblings in murder case of 3-year-old
The trial date was set this morning when 20-year-old Beau Maestas and his 17-year-old sister Monique Maestas changed lawyers. The siblings remain jailed while awaiting trial on murder and other charges stemming from the attack ...
10:55 a.m.
LV Council blasts Sky-Vue owners, OKs motion to sue
The Las Vegas City Council lambasted the owners of the Sky-Vue Mobile Park during a special meeting Wednesday, then approved a motion that allows the city attorney to take them to court to shut the ...
10:52 a.m.
Census: Homeless spread around county
A census of the Las Vegas Valley's homeless population showed what advocates have suspected for a couple of years: that the population is growing and that, under the pressure of sweeps, the homeless have spread ...
10:51 a.m.
Clerk's tip leads to arrest in kidnapping
A tip from a Vegas Motel clerk led to the arrest of a 23-year-old man who Metro Police said kidnapped his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint Tuesday night because he was upset over their breakup.
10:51 a.m.
Desperate dad searches for missing girl
Jesse Holland has lived for 14 days on little sleep, fast food and an inner drive to find his 14-year-old daughter, Jesseca, who seems to have vanished from the streets of Las Vegas as one ...
10:51 a.m.
LV continues to dominate as convention host
Tradeshow Week said Las Vegas remains atop the Tradeshow Week 200, a list of the top 200 shows by exhibit space conducted in 2003. The publication will report in Friday's edition that Las Vegas played ...
10:51 a.m.
Vegas charter operator halts operations
Jackie's Tour made the announcement Tuesday after the carrier it uses, World Airways Inc., said it is owed $2.3 million and will not provide air service for Jackie's customers after May 7.
10:50 a.m.
Deal reached to end casino strike
The announcement came after a full day of back-and-forth bargaining through provincial mediators at a local hotel.
10:50 a.m.
Casino operator's stock tumbles on earnings miss
In heavy trading, shares of the Biloxi-based company dropped by 11.4 percent to close at $20.90.
10:49 a.m.
LV trash hauler's profit soars
First-quarter net income rose to $56.9 million, or 36 cents a share, from $16.8 million, or 10 cents, in the year-earlier period, the company said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. ...
10:49 a.m.
Las Vegas mall operator's quarterly profit improves
Net income climbed to $59.1 million, or 27 cents a share, from $45.5 million, or 24 cents, a year earlier, the company said in a statement.
10:49 a.m.
Aladdin handover to new owners could be delayed
It's unlikely that the new owners of the Aladdin hotel-casino will take control of the bankrupt property in June as previously planned, Nevada's top gambling enforcement officer said Wednesday.
10:49 a.m.
Court rules in contracting dispute
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a registered architect does not need a contractor's license to provide construction management services.
10:49 a.m.
Neighbors help catch driver who allegedly hit girl, 3
Angry neighbors who said they were fed up with drivers speeding down their North Las Vegas street helped police catch a motorist who allegedly ran over a 3-year-old girl before driving away Wednesday night, police ...
10:49 a.m.
Alleged 311 Boyz member to face more charges
A Clark County grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday charging alleged 311 Boyz gang member Jeff Hart with the July 3, 2003, beatings of two teens, one of whom was knocked out and suffered a ...
10:48 a.m.
Colder first quarter adds to Southwest Gas profit
Crediting cooler weather, Southwest Gas Corp. of Las Vegas on Wednesday reported a wider first-quarter profit.
10:42 a.m.
Nevada taxable sales rise again in February
CARSON CITY -- Taxable sales in Nevada, one measure of the economy, reached $2.8 billion in February, up 13.4 percent from February 2003 and the second straight month of a double-digit increase.
10:41 a.m.
Regulators OK measures for Nevada utilities
In the past, utilities were only required to receive commission approval for long-term deals, but Nevada Power Co. has had hundreds of millions of dollars in short-term deals disallowed after the fact by regulators in ...
10:39 a.m.
First quarter income up for Ameristar
First quarter income up for Ameristar
10:38 a.m.
Cox unveils LV rate changes
Las Vegas-area customers receiving Cox Communications' preferred basic cable service will soon see prices go up $2.49 a month.
10:36 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: For friendly wagering, check out Paris
OK, reality it isn't. And that is part of the reason "Friends" has been such a popular show for the past decade.
10:31 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 29, 2004
Defender Eddie Pope scored in the 93rd minute to give the United State national team a 1-0 victory Wednesday night against Mexico in front of a crowd of 45,048 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
9:55 a.m.
Cancer fund-raiser is no con
Inmates at the Southern Desert Correctional Center at Indian Springs are paying their debts to society and -- when it comes to raising money for breast cancer research -- a little more.
9:42 a.m.
Middle ground sought for juvenile penalties
CARSON CITY -- Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins says he is working on a proposal for a "middle ground" in handling juveniles who get into serious trouble.
9:41 a.m.
Obituaries for April 29, 2004
Mary R. Aguilar, 81, of Henderson died Wednesday in Henderson. A homemaker, she was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Henderson.
9:41 a.m.
Sniper suspect had gun in LV arrest
McCoy, who faces charges connected to 24 sniper shootings between May 2003 and February, was extradited to Columbus, Ohio, after being arrested in Las Vegas.
9:40 a.m.
Residents sound off about options for U.S. 95 growth
Todd Farlow has installed a second wall around his house at 19th Street and Stewart Avenue, as well as two sets of double-pane glass on his windows to keep out the noise from U.S. 95, ...
9:38 a.m.
Proposed bank building called 'second to none'
Las Vegas is talking to BankWest of Nevada about placing a new, iconic bank building on the 61-acre downtown plot west of the Plaza that Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman calls the "jewel of the ...
9:37 a.m.
High court overturns hearing in murder case
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday stopped Clark County District Judge Michael Cherry from holding another hearing on the appeal of Patrick Cavanaugh, sentenced to death for a Las Vegas murder in 1980.
9:37 a.m.
Group seeks to compel drug czar to report expenses
CARSON CITY -- An organization pushing a petition to legalize small amounts of marijuana has filed suit in the Nevada Supreme Court to force federal drug czar John Walters to file campaign expense reports when ...
9:37 a.m.
Commission delays launch of super bus
The RTC originally scheduled the Metropolitan Area Express system to begin service in March. Computer control issues for the buses, which are designed to run much like a subway system with computer-guided entry and exit ...
9:36 a.m.
Woman who buried body in back yard apologizes to family
A Las Vegas woman charged with killing her live-in handyman and then burying him in her back yard began sobbing Wednesday during her sentencing hearing as she apologized to the victim's family.
9:28 a.m.
Court briefs for April 29, 2004
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Karen Bennett-Haron ruled there was enough evidence to prosecute a man on murder charges in his wife's slaying after a preliminary hearing Wednesday.
9:27 a.m.
Plan surfaces for city gambling votes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Polls that looked at Ohioans' willingness to support slot machines at racetracks found strong support for using profits to fund college scholarships, guarantee increases in school funding and provide money for preschool ...
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Tax cuts created how many jobs?
My question is: Can they specify how many jobs were created by the very substantial individual tax cuts that they personally received?
9:14 a.m.
Letter: Exciting to see grandson's photo
Well, on April 8, in the business section, there was an article about the defeat of the Wal-Mart store that they wanted to open in Inglewood, Calif. There was a picture of one of the ...
9:14 a.m.
Letter: Bush should stand on his own before 9-11 panel
So when I hear that he was not fully in touch with the terrorist threat before 9-11, I am not surprised. Nor do I view a three-year recession as much of a surprise. But what ...
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Ragland draws 1st position in Baja 500 desert race
Veteran off-road racer Larry Ragland, who drives in the Trophy Truck division for Las Vegas-based Collins Motorsports, drew the first starting position among the car and truck classes for the June 5 Tecate SCORE Baja ...
9:13 a.m.
Editorial: An election-year sop
If it's OK for a few states in the Medicaid program to pool their resources to buy drugs, then why not all of them? And why won't the federal government use its enormous purchasing power ...
9:12 a.m.
Editorial: No real plan for hauling nuke waste
On its Yucca Mountain Project Web site (, the department says, "In an emergency, state, local and tribal governments are responsible for the safety of their residents and responding to accidents in their jurisdictions." The ...
9:12 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Young Palo Verde pitcher is the real deal
These are what I like to call the "Jim McKay Days" for a local sports columnist. As in there's a wide world of sports stories out there worth telling, if you can just find them.
9:10 a.m.
DaimlerChrysler reports drop in earnings
BERLIN -- DaimlerChrysler reported a 33 percent drop in first-quarter net profit today, largely because of restructuring costs at its U.S. Chrysler division and troubles with a truck toll project in Germany.
9:10 a.m.
Business briefs for April 29, 2004
NEW YORK -- Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media company, said first-quarter profit more than doubled, fueled by growth at its film and cable-television businesses and cost cutting at America Online.
9:10 a.m.
Smalltown superstar
PANACA -- A dirt-ringed cowboy hat and a kind smile introduce Gino Chouquer, whose easy drawl offers an embrace into a forgotten part of Nevada.
9:09 a.m.
On his way out
A conference call designed to feature Roy Jones Jr. instead dissolved into a warning from his trainer that the great fighter and World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion is near the end of his fistic ...
9:05 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Pacquaio needs to validate most recent win
As much as a victory against Marco Antonio Barrera meant to Manny Pacquaio, his trainer believes it will have lost its luster if the featherweight contender fails to follow it up with a win of ...
9:02 a.m.
Enjoy the cool air; heat will be back soon
Las Vegas has a brief respite from the heat before more 90-degree daytime temperatures return next week, National Weather Service forecasters said today.
8:49 a.m.
Nellis warrior of the week named
A Centennial High School graduate was recently featured in the Nellis Air Force Base weekly newspaper, The Bullseye, as a Warrior of the Week.
8:46 a.m.
Seniors need help with daily tasks
Volunteers are placed in assignments as close to their home as possible, and after the assignment is accepted, arrangements are made for an orientation.
8:46 a.m.
Former NRC member helping DOE on Yucca
WASHINGTON -- Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission member Greta Joy Dicus is helping the Energy Department work on its license application for the Yucca Mountain project, an arrangement that would violate federal rules if she was ...
8:46 a.m.
Community briefs for April 29, 2004
Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., a temporary health center for the community to ...
8:45 a.m.
Killer Instinct: Las Vegas band counting on Coachella for invaluable exposure
Las Vegan Mark Stoermer figured he would get to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival one day, his finances and work schedule permitting.
8:13 a.m.

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