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Archive for August 5, 2004

Tax collectors hit up on more Nevada individuals, businesses
CARSON CITY -- There may be as many as 200,000 individuals and companies that have failed to pay a new $100 a year business registration fee and the state Tax Department said it is speeding ...
11:18 a.m.
Council briefs for August 5, 2004
In other action Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council introduced an ordinance that would prohibit city employees from being paid by the city while running for elected office or while serving at the Nevada Legislature ...
11:17 a.m.
Firm settles probe
Creative Management Services is a creator of trade shows, exhibits and events, with offices in Las Vegas, the BSA said in a statement. The company did a self-audit and found it had more copies of ...
11:16 a.m.
Chancellor, attorney general meet
A private sit down Wednesday afternoon between the university system chancellor and the Nevada attorney general may have been what each entity needed to put an end to their conflict over the open-meeting law.
11:15 a.m.
DOE failed to alert workers to disease risk
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department was warned of the dangers of silica at Yucca Mountain years before it told workers of the threat, department documents show.
11:12 a.m.
Moncrief case back before grand jury
After a six-month break, the state attorney general's office this morning went back to a grand jury with evidence of alleged campaign fraud against City Councilwoman Janet Moncrief.
11:11 a.m.
Motorcycle crash victim dies
Paul Bellanca was flown to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, a coroner's office spokeswoman said.
11:11 a.m.
Hospitals to state: 'It's your problem'
In a move that one official described as, "We keep them in our hallways, now you can keep them in yours," a board of Las Vegas Valley hospital administrators on Wednesday gave the state 24 ...
11:09 a.m.
Suspect wanted in California arrested
Tomas Pinon was arrested at a construction site in the southwest Las Vegas Valley after police received a tip.
11:08 a.m.
Commissioner won't pull controversial ad
Does he or doesn't he?
11:08 a.m.
County approves 5 towers near Strip
Here come the skyscrapers.
11:08 a.m.
Human resource firm expands to Las Vegas
Workforce Solutions is a professional employer organization that offers small and medium-sized companies human resource services such as payroll, benefit packages, employee relations, unemployment insurance claims and recruiting.
11:06 a.m.
McKay hoops case occupies school police
The Clark County School Police force has just one detective assigned to fraud and embezzlement cases -- and he's spent the better part of the past year working on only one investigation, Chief Elliot Phelps ...
11:03 a.m.
Young amphitheater gets mostly glowing reviews
Henderson's nearly 2-year-old outdoor amphitheater in Green Valley is expected to cost taxpayers almost $500,000 to run this fiscal year, an expense city leaders say is well worth the boost to residents' quality of life ...
11:03 a.m.
Father speaks out on death of son
The man who died Monday after being shocked with a Taser gun during a struggle with Metro Police was not violent and had been left with broken limbs after being hit by a car recently, ...
11:02 a.m.
Las Vegas plummets on literate cities list
Las Vegas' literate behavior is in decline, according to a new analysis of various big cities' love for reading.
11:02 a.m.
Tamarisk-eating beetle could help here
A hungry imported beetle that is shaping up as a solution for the pesky tamarisk tree in Northern Nevada has the potential to help Clark County, too, but it will be years before scientists can ...
11:02 a.m.
Guinn seeks disaster declaration for Carson City fire
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn said today he asked President Bush to issue a disaster declaration for the fire that burned more than 8,700 acres of forest and sagebrush near Carson City and destroyed ...
10:56 a.m.
Nurse: Woman was warned her daughter needed better treatment
A nurse in Colorado warned 38-year-old Cheryl Botzet that her daughter Ariel was not getting proper treatment for her diabetes two years before the 11-year-old girl died of complications of the disease, according to court ...
10:55 a.m.
Power plant plan praised by PUC
Nevada Power Co. is attracting widespread support -- even from frequent critics -- for its $558 million plan to purchase and complete and unfinished power plant from Duke Energy of North Carolina.
10:50 a.m.
Just one medical measure will be sent to Legislature
After the Legislative Committee on Health Care held its fifth and final meeting between legislative sessions Wednesday, members decided to write only one bill to send to the full Legislature despite agreement that Nevada is ...
10:49 a.m.
Calif. governor's efforts highlight states' rivalry
Amid hundreds of screaming fans, theatrical smoke and pounding music, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday strolled down a catwalk at the Fashion Show mall.
10:48 a.m.
Union stages rally over organization at Aladdin
Union demonstrators issued the prospective new owners of the Aladdin hotel-casino a reminder Wednesday: They still want a union contract.
10:47 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Vegas could be in a funny situation
Probably the only TV genre where Las Vegas is not represented is the situation comedy.
10:43 a.m.
Corrections
* Because of an error by the New York Times News Service, an article in Friday's edition ofthe Sun about tensions in the town of Nauvoo, Ill., referred incorrectly to Wayne S. Marting,who said real ...
10:16 a.m.
Plan for music, TV studio dies
A project designed to be a shot in the arm for economically depressed west Las Vegas apparently is dead.
10:12 a.m.
City to launch homeless initiative
By June 2005 the Las Vegas City Council should have a plan to end chronic homelessness in the city, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said Wednesday.
10:10 a.m.
Squadron expected to return next month
The Nellis-based 820th Red Horse Civil Engineering is expected to finish a humanitarian mission to Guyana, South America, next month and return home to Las Vegas.
10:06 a.m.
Planned hospital already seen as inadequate
CARSON CITY -- The $32 million 150-bed state mental hospital that will be built in Las Vegas will be inadequate when it is completed in 2006, the director of the University Medical Center emergency department ...
10:06 a.m.
News briefs for August 5, 2004
The sprinkler system inside the north hotel tower of Circus Circus was in proper working order when a fire broke out Tuesday in a third-floor guest room, a Clark County fire investigator said.
10:05 a.m.
Former senator hopes to revitalize Meadows Village
Former U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan fondly recalls 40 years ago when he and his wife managed the Ramona Apartments at 1905 Fairfield Ave. for Las Vegas pioneer Pete Peccole. What is now Meadows Village was ...
10:05 a.m.
Court briefs for August 5, 2004
A 38-year-old man accused of being under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly failed to stop at a red light last year, crashing into a bus stop and killing a man, had his bail ...
10:04 a.m.
High court agrees to expedited schedule on ballot questions
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court decided Wednesday to speed up its handling of an appeal on whether the initiative petitions on raising the minimum wage and preventing frivolous lawsuits will be on the ...
10:03 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Guest columnist Heather Murren: A goal to be proud of
Every cancer therapy begins as an idea. It undergoes testing in the lab and in clinical trials before gaining approval by the Food and Drug Administration.
10:03 a.m.
Bush has helped high-tech industries grow, Ensign says
Standing in a growing Las Vegas high-tech business, Sen. John Ensign touted President Bush's work to help new industries grow and said that John Kerry would force the nation to take a step back.
10:02 a.m.
AC casinos betting on great outdoors
ATLANTIC CITY -- Inside Resorts Atlantic City, the roulette wheels were spinning and the slot machine bells were ringing.
10:02 a.m.
Search engines accused of promoting gambling
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc., which runs the world's most-used Internet search engine, denied accusations in a lawsuit that it sells advertisements to companies that promote online gambling.
10:01 a.m.
Lottery turns record profit
Lottery turns record profit
10:01 a.m.
Judge bars move of barge
The ruling struck down a permit approving the new location as a legal gambling site.
10:00 a.m.
Advisory vote set on Indian casino complex
The Kenosha County Board voted 15-12 Tuesday to place the referendum on the ballot. The referendum will be nonbinding, giving city and county officials the authority to make the ultimate decision on whether to pursue ...
10:00 a.m.
Casino tax hike clears Michigan Legislature
LANSING, Mich. -- The state Legislature on Wednesday night voted to increase the tax on Detroit's three casinos by one-third and set aside some of the new revenue for agriculture programs.
10:00 a.m.
Editorial: Do the math, formally, via official audit
Henderson and North Las Vegas have not been offering the program and have no intention of doing so. Explaining to the Sun why they don't, North Las Vegas officials said any monetary savings wouldn't be ...
9:55 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 5, 2004
The judge in the Kobe Bryant case expanded a gag order after lawyers for Bryant's accuser said she would rethink whether to participate in the upcoming criminal trial.
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Terrorism alerts are disruptive
We have been told since Sept. 11, 2001, that the terrorists work by putting fear into us and trying to disrupt our lives. How is pulling out old information and going to the American public ...
8:59 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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8:59 a.m.
Letter: Taxpayers fund offshore work
On July 30 Gov. Kenny Guinn and Attorney General Brian Sandoval, acting as the Nevada Board of Examiners, awarded a $28 million contract to Accenture LLP, the Bermuda-based remnant of the former Arthur Andersen accounting ...
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Kerry would seek moderate justices for court
Everything from Miranda to Roe, workers' rights to civil rights, separation of church and state to environmental protection laws and freedom of speech are in jeopardy. If George W. Bush has his way, he'll fill ...
8:58 a.m.
'Shocked' Carter disputes rumors concerning cocaine
Quincy Carter dismissed as "ridiculous" the drug rumors connected with his sudden release Wednesday by the Dallas Cowboys. Several reported cited a failed drug test as the reason.
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Fake is the real deal
The city decided to go forward after trying artificial turf on two soccer fields at Ed Fountain Park for three months. One girls' soccer coach told a Sun reporter that the artificial turf was great ...
8:57 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- LYCIUS LIFE -- Draws well for mile opener, Espinoza aboard co-owner Hollendorfer trainee, solid barn with solid chance here. SUNNY STREET -- Draws alongside top pick for two-turn maiden/claimer, Desormeaux atop Hendricks ...
8:56 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Kalitta's hot and so is the Top Fuel championship race
Doug Kalitta notched his third NHRA Top Fuel victory of the season last weekend in Sonoma, Calif., and kept the Top Fuel category one of the most hotly contested of the 2004 NHRA Powerade Drag ...
8:56 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Hollywood, Fla., Samuel Peter, Las Vegas, vs. Jovo Pudar, Queens, N.Y., 10, heavyweights.
8:53 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Showtime sluggers a promising match
Big hitters will be on display Saturday on Showtime as lightweight sluggers Acelino Freitas and Diego Corrales are matched in what figures to be an interesting bout.
8:52 a.m.
University ordered to put the 'R' back in UNR
What's in a name?
8:42 a.m.
Father of man stunned by Taser says his son was not a threat
The man who died Monday after being shocked with a Taser gun during a struggle with Metro Police was not violent and had been left with broken limbs after being hit by a car recently, ...
8:41 a.m.
Soil shift may have led to condominium blast
Anyone who suspects a gas leak should call Southwest Gas' customer assistance line at (702) 365-1555.
8:41 a.m.
Community briefs for August 5, 2004
The YMCA of Southern Nevada announced the grand opening of the new outdoor aquatic center at at the Bill and Lillie Heinrich YMCA. Officials from the YMCA will join Mayor Oscar B. Goodman, City Councilwoman ...
8:22 a.m.
Sons of Las Vegas residents graduate Air Force Academy
Air Force Cadets Paul Roque, son of Armando and Joy Roque of Las Vegas; Jeffrey Gould, son of Ric Gould of Las Vegas; and Lance Kallman, son of Rod and Vicki Kallman of Las Vegas, ...
8:22 a.m.
Obituaries for August 5, 2004
Paul Bellanca III, 16, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. A high school student, he was born Oct.19, 1987, in New York.
8:16 a.m.
Just sew: Fashion students a fine fit at International Academy of Design and Technology
An assistant dresser to Celine Dion in "A New Day ...," this is one day Richardson doesn't have to race across town to get to work. Dion is off this particular week. "We're done here ...
8:16 a.m.

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