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Archive for August 19, 2004

Assembly District 4
Beers is running for the state Senate, but the three Republicans -- Francis Allen, Justin Doucette and Richard McArthur -- vying for his spot have realized this district, which includes Sun City, still likes to ...
11:51 a.m.
School Board District E
Frank Albano, who spent 20 years teaching in three states and is retired, is making his first bid for public office. Albano, 62, also writes for the Las Vegas Tribune, a local publication.
11:48 a.m.
County Commission District D
It could be the last hurrah for Joe Neal, a 32-year veteran of the Nevada Senate who is known for his controversial calls for tax increases on casino profits. Also running is Clark County Public ...
11:42 a.m.
Tougher drought rules may be avoided
As a result of reduced water use in the Las Vegas Valley, the Southern Nevada Water Authority is recommending that the region forgo a heightened "drought emergency" that had been planned for Jan. 1.
11:19 a.m.
Status of petitions
Qualified for ballot
11:16 a.m.
Lawsuit filed to remove another petition
Yet another lawsuit has been filed over a petition scheduled to appear on the November ballot.
11:15 a.m.
Unit embarks on mission to Iraq
A company of Nevada Army National Guard soldiers said goodbye to their loved ones this morning as they embarked on an 18-month deployment to Iraq and Kuwait.
11:14 a.m.
New CCSN president faces questions over hiring
The new CCSN president, who blasted the campus for cronyism in a memo Tuesday, is now facing the same criticism.
11:14 a.m.
Adelson-Wynn parking feud sparked again
Last month's Clark County Commission decision apparently did not settle a longstanding dispute over parking between Strip casino titans Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson.
11:14 a.m.
Rogers revokes $25 million gift to UNLV
Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers is so frustrated with the higher education system he volunteered to run that he's withdrawing a $25 million gift he considered giving to UNLV, university and system officials said Wednesday.
11:14 a.m.
Crash kills two on way to teen boxing tourney
Donations to the family of Frank Enriquez can be made to "Jayme Delamore for the benefit of victims and families of the Las Vegas Elite Boxing Team," c/o Bank of The West, Account 265028159
11:13 a.m.
Ethics panel fines ex-Board of Education member
CARSON CITY -- After an all-day hearing Wednesday, the state Ethics Commission found former state Board of Education member John Hawk guilty of two ethics violations in his advocacy of a charter school in Clark ...
11:12 a.m.
County steps back to look at high-rise condos
High-rise condos may one day be a pervasive feature of the Las Vegas skyline, but Clark County commissioners are asking for more guidance about where they should be built.
11:12 a.m.
Prostitution conviction unlikely to be key in strip club decision
The Wednesday conviction of a former Treasures dancer for prostitution solicitation isn't likely to dramatically change the landscape facing the Las Vegas City Council on Sept. 1 when it considers whether to extend or eliminate ...
11:11 a.m.
North Las Vegas landing its own bank
Amid a flood of development activity, North Las Vegas appears on the verge of getting its own bank.
11:11 a.m.
Gaming briefs for August 19, 2004
TRENTON, N.J. -- New Jersey lottery revenue rose more than 5 percent in the past fiscal year, topping $2 billion in sales for the third consecutive year.
11:11 a.m.
Limousines back on legislative agenda
A proposal to establish an allocation system for limousines operating in Clark County will be reconsidered by the state Legislative Commission next week.
11:11 a.m.
Expedia's local call center to close
A representative of the Bellevue, Wash.-based parent company, a division of IAC/InterActiveCorp, said Wednesday the company would close the Las Vegas operation over the next nine months and transfer some 100 call center jobs to ...
11:10 a.m.
Pappas family settles for $4.5 million
The Pappas family will receive $4.5 million to end an 11-year struggle that began as a quest to keep their downtown property, but evolved into a fight over the value of the parcel, now part ...
10:57 a.m.
Bail at $10,000 for former schools AD
Bail of $10,000 was set this morning for former Clark County School District athletic director Larry McKay on charges of felony theft charges.
10:46 a.m.
AT&T launches VoIP service
The CallVantage service, which provides service over a high-speed Internet connection instead of a traditional phone line, allows customers unlimited local and long-distance calling for a flat fee of $34.99 a month. An initial introductory ...
10:37 a.m.
Las Vegans in on huge Bay Area casino deal
Two people with Las Vegas connections are poised to become part of a management team that is expected to run one of the world's largest casinos in the densely populated San Francisco Bay Area.
10:36 a.m.
Slow burn
How fast is fast enough?
10:04 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: The fast-rising star of Champ Car racing is a son of Le Mans
A year ago, he became the first rookie since Nigel Mansell to capture pole position in his first two starts in the Champ Car World Series before going on to claim three more poles, win ...
10:03 a.m.
Injured OT Crandal almost sure to have season-ending surgery
Starting offensive tackle Tyler Crandal met with UNLV team neurosurgeon Dr. Albert Capanna on Wednesday to have an MRI done on his aching back.
9:59 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 19, 2004
A bill banning California's public schools from using "Redskins" as a team or mascot name is moving to the desk of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger after the state Assembly approved it Wednesday.
9:58 a.m.
Suicide leads to closure on busy Blue Diamond Road
Drivers traveling on Blue Diamond Road at Rainbow Boulevard Wednesday afternoon were forced to either pull over or wait in a long line of traffic because Metro Police thought a motorist on a nearby side ...
9:57 a.m.
Medical provider supports Chaparral coach's actions in player's heat collapse
Qualified personnel followed the correct procedures when a Chaparral football player suffered heat stroke at a practice last Saturday, according to a HealthSouth spokesman.
9:56 a.m.
A disastrous day in tennis for 'loaded' American team
ATHENS, Greece -- It all began ominously enough, with Venus Williams getting called for a foot fault, then double-faulting to lose her first service game.
9:55 a.m.
Gladiators could have new coach picked by Friday
Now three weeks old, the search for a new Las Vegas Gladiators head coach could come to an end Friday.
9:54 a.m.
Fire hits mobile home park
The second fire in the past three weeks at the condemned Sky-Vue Mobile Home Park came on the heels of the city of Las Vegas sending a notice to the park's owners ordering them to ...
9:54 a.m.
Dorsey in the fast lane for a strong senior year
UNLV opened as a 21-point underdog for its Sept. 5 opener at Tennessee at the Las Vegas Hilton and the spread quickly moved up to 21 1/2.
9:54 a.m.
Fire chiefs tell Reid of need for funds to fight terrorism
State fire chiefs told Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Wednesday that they need federal funds to modernize communications systems in case of a terrorist attack.
9:53 a.m.
Rental inspection program approved
A proposed North Las Vegas rental inspection program was supported by the City Council on Wednesday, putting the city on track to be the first in the state with such a program.
9:53 a.m.
Las Vegas monorail contractor suspended
The employee, a technician for Bombardier Transportation, the contracted operator of the system, was dispatched to the train -- parked at the Las Vegas Hilton platform -- after crews reported a maintenance light turning on ...
9:53 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- AWESOME DIVIDEND -- Draws good rail post for mile opener, Naktani atop Baffert trainee, pays Awesome Dividend with victory for backers? TANGMALANGALOO -- Bug boy Ruis aboard Headley trainee, draws well for ...
9:50 a.m.
McDonald returns to council, this time as lobbyist
Las Vegas city staffers sitting in the front row at the council meeting Wednesday morning called out to Michael McDonald, eagerly shaking his hand and calling him "councilman," a title he had until June 2003, ...
9:49 a.m.
Mother of three and her father slain in driveway
A 42-year-old mother of three and her 65-year-old father were stabbed to death early Wednesday morning in the driveway of their Whitney Ranch home, police said.
9:48 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 3:30 p.m.
9:48 a.m.
LV council proposes bill changing binding arbitration
Those requests are given to the Legislative Counsel Bureau, which develops them into proposed bills.
9:47 a.m.
News briefs for August 19, 2004
Metro Police arrested a 34-year-old man Wednesday night on charges of fatally stabbing his 23-year-old girlfriend in an apartment near Twain Avenue and Paradise Road.
9:47 a.m.
Council signs on to billboard ban
Billboard companies looking for sites for new signs probably shouldn't look to North Las Vegas anymore.
9:45 a.m.
Highest ranking sergeant visits Nellis
The most senior sergeant in the Air Force recently visited with the troops at Nellis Air Force Base and told them that the modern day strength of the Air Force is not so much aircraft ...
9:44 a.m.
State ethics commission OKs rule that muzzles members
CARSON CITY -- The state Ethics Commission wants to stop its members from making "inaccurate or stray comments" to the public involving a case.
9:43 a.m.
Obituaries for August 19, 2004
Effie J. Andrews, 72, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born July 16, 1932, in Texas. A resident for 17 years, she was a retired waitress.
9:43 a.m.
District improves kids' lunches
Cafeteria fare in Clark County schools earned a C plus Wednesday from a watchdog group that promotes vegetarian and vegan diets -- a vast improvement over the failing grade the district was handed last year.
9:42 a.m.
Name on school brings tears to retired coach's eyes
When Jack Mannion found out a campus would be named for him and his wife, the retired high school basketball coach admits he joked that the Clark County School District must have finally exhausted the ...
9:41 a.m.
Champ Cars, Vegas track have a future
Top speeds in Wednesday's testing at LVMS
9:41 a.m.
Community briefs for August 19, 2004
Henderson Police are accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen Police Academy. The 13-week academy meets each Wednesday to educate citizens with a unique insight into the life and training of a Henderson Police officer.
9:41 a.m.
About 175 Nevadans set to be deployed
About 175 Nevada Army National Guard soldiers were saying goodbye to their loved ones this morning as they embarked on an 18-month deployment to Iraq and Kuwait.
9:35 a.m.
Landlord alleged to have videotaped girl showering
A landlord accused of rigging his tenant's shower with one-way mirrored tiles and videotaping an 8-year-old girl as she bathed was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges.
9:27 a.m.
Guilty verdict returned in murder case dating to '91
After a day and a half of deliberations, a Clark County jury found a man guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday in the shooting of a 21 year-old man outside a birthday party more than 12 ...
9:25 a.m.
Man facing molestation charges apparently flees to native Hungary
When John Udvardi learned that the family member he allegedly began molesting about 10 years ago was planning to report him to the authorities, he apparently fled to his native country of Hungary, Metro Police ...
9:23 a.m.
Attorneys: Ex-UNLV athlete to make plea deal in sex case
A former University of Nevada, Las Vegas basketball player accused of having had sex with female students while working as a substitute high school teacher plans to plead guilty, attorneys said Wednesday.
9:23 a.m.
Ex-teacher's aide accused of sex with teen neighbor to face trial
A former teacher's aide charged with seducing her 14-year-old neighbor will stand trial, Henderson Justice of the Peace Stephen George ruled on Wednesday.
9:22 a.m.
Economic indicators index drops
Economic indicators index drops
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Kerry would protect privacy
What this means to those who value the right to privacy, as established by a long line of case law, is that the next president could either confirm and protect this right or erode it ...
9:03 a.m.
Letter: There can be no excuse for leaving kids in hot cars
If a child is sleeping and the mother or father does not want to disturb the child and decides to run into a store, or house, for whatever the reason, I agree that the act ...
9:03 a.m.
Google shares fall short of expectations, price at $85
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Shares of Google Inc. were expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market today, the culmination of a unique and highly public initial stock offering for the 6-year-old dot-com dreamed ...
9:02 a.m.
Business briefs for August 19, 2004
BRAMPTON, Ontario -- Nortel Networks Corp., North America's largest telephone-equipment maker, fired seven finance officials tied to an accounting restatement and said it will cut 3,500 jobs, or 10 percent of its work force.
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: Hard truths at college need support
Drawing on his more than 30 years of experience in higher education, Carpenter spelled out all of those observations and put them into a memo addressed to the Board of Regents and Jim Rogers, interim ...
9:01 a.m.
Board of Regents District 13
James Dean Leavitt, Gloria Sturman, Matthew Berkus, Jim Germain and Mark DeStefano are vying for Kirkpatrick's spot on the board that oversees the University and Community College System of Nevada.
8:33 a.m.
Assembly District 1
Democrat Assemblyman Tom Collins had represented the district since 1992, but is running for the Clark County Commission.
8:32 a.m.
Assembly District 28
The Republican primary race features two candidates: Benjamin J. Bell Sr. and Tino Mendoza, no relation to the Rosa Mendoza who is a candidate for the district's Democratic spot.
8:31 a.m.
Assembly District 29
The crowded Republican primary lost one candidate when Anne DiMartini's residency was successfully challenged.
8:31 a.m.
Las Vegas Justice Court Department 9
Liz Hatcher, Charles Michalek, Deanne Rymarowicz, Joseph Sciscento, Bernie Zadrowski, Michael Federico, Joe Bonaventure and Fernando Guzman will appear on the primary ballot for the spot. All are or have been lawyers.
8:30 a.m.
A Real Gem: Pop artist Ruby Mazur leads charmed life in LV
Classic rock is pouring through Mazur's spacious home, his 250-pound Newfoundland, Zeus, is circling the commotion and the artist's 16-year-old twin sons, Cezanne and Miro, visiting from Vienna, are glancing over with a smile.
8:11 a.m.

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