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Archive for August 31, 2004

SAT scores for the high school class of 2004 unchanged from 2003 class
SAT scores for the high school class of 2004 were mostly the same as a year ago, though scores for some minority groups showed an encouraging increase.
11:18 a.m.
Woman finds baby on sidewalk
An 8-month-old girl was found on a central Las Vegas sidewalk Saturday night after her mother left her in a running car outside a gas station convenience store, only to have the car stolen.
11:18 a.m.
Developers, politicians haven't seen letters
More than 50 developers and politicians contacted by the Sun on Monday said they had not received letters from the FBI advising them that they appear on wiretap intercepts in an ongoing political corruption probe.
11:16 a.m.
Gaming Commissioner's stint as alternate delegate questioned
A member of the Nevada Gaming Commission is serving as an alternate delegate to this week's Republican National Convention in New York City, despite a state law barring members of the five-person panel from serving ...
11:15 a.m.
Bush camp mails flood of absentee ballots
The Bush-Cheney campaign is betting on a large number of absentee ballots making a significant dent in this year's election, having flooded Clark County with an unprecedented 370,000 unsolicited ballot request forms this week.
11:14 a.m.
Junk food slips into vending machines
Monday was the start of the Clark County School District's crackdown on junk food sales to students, but at Valley High School a few renegade Twinkies managed to escape the dragnet.
11:11 a.m.
Norton touts administration's policies
NEW YORK -- President Bush has helped Nevada with its drought and its high federal land percentage problems, Interior Secretary Gale Norton reminded Nevada's delegates at breakfast today.
11:10 a.m.
Students start a new year
As he marched up to the entrance of Lamping Elementary School in Henderson for his first day of kindergarten Monday, 5-year-old William Sinibaldi told his mother in a firm voice that she could leave him ...
11:09 a.m.
EOB cuts programs to curb cash loss
The embattled Economic Opportunity Board moved Monday night to take several actions to stop the hemorrhage of red ink from the nonprofit agency's operations.
11:08 a.m.
Woman arrested in molestation of 3-year-old boy
Metro Police arrested a 31-year-old Las Vegas woman on charges of molesting a 3-year-old boy, a situation experts said is unusual.
11:08 a.m.
Gaming briefs for August 31, 2004
Harrah's Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino has remodeled a centrally located bar into an upscale "I-Bar Ultra Lounge."
11:08 a.m.
Cheney to appear at Cashman Center
The "Victory '04" rally is scheduled to start at 2:40 p.m. at the Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Details on tickets had not been released this morning.
11:08 a.m.
Taxicab strikes conventioneer
The woman, whose name was not immediately available, was attending the MAGIC convention. She was walking across Convention Center Drive near its intersection with Paradise Road about 8:15 when she was struck by the Ford ...
11:07 a.m.
Three adults charged in slayings by teens
Trying to send a message of gun safety, District Attorney David Roger filed charges against three people in connection with the accidental shooting deaths of two teenagers last spring.
11:07 a.m.
News briefs for August 31, 2004
The Nevada Supreme Court Monday rejected the petition of Bryan K. Robinson, sentenced to life in prison without parole for his part in the slaying of a 19-year-old man in North Las Vegas 14 years ...
11:07 a.m.
Indictment overshadows county race
The shadow of corruption hangs over the race for the right to represent the north half of Clark County on the County Commission.
11:06 a.m.
Late school buses throw scare into some parents
Several late school buses caused some parents to fear the worst Monday when their children did not arrive home on time from school.
10:50 a.m.
Properties hope wireless access connects with their customers
The latest offering to spread across the Strip isn't as sexy as a nightclub or a swanky lounge but may become just as important to Las Vegas' image as an upscale resort destination. And it ...
10:36 a.m.
Station Casinos settles surcharge lawsuit
Hundreds of thousands of people who stayed at Station Casinos Inc. hotels over the past several years have recently begun receiving coupons worth $3 and $2.50 as part of a $5.2 million settlement of a ...
10:34 a.m.
IGT consolidating into one building
The world's largest slot machine manufacturer plans to consolidate its Southern Nevada operation under one roof.
10:33 a.m.
Harrah's, Caesars in talks to sell casinos
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Caesars Entertainment Inc. have signed an exclusivity agreement with an affiliate of Colony Capital LLC that allows Colony to negotiate the purchase of four casinos in advance of the pending merger ...
10:33 a.m.
Henderson vying for nursing programs
Henderson has successfully recruited a new nursing university and is talking with other schools about starting nursing programs in the city.
10:33 a.m.
Small firms at risk from car rental center
The estimated 1.5 million people who rent cars at McCarran International Airport each year should see less congestion and greater convenience when the Clark County Aviation Department's consolidated car rental center comes on line in ...
10:33 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: With pride, Siegfried & Roy move on
Tonight, "Father of the Pride," the animated series focusing on a family of tigers that performs in Siegfried & Roy's Mirage show, debuts on NBC (locally it airs at 9 p.m. on KVBC Channel 3).
10:23 a.m.
Two for the show
Long before he played in the shadow of All-American safety Jamaal Brimmer, Joe Miklos found himself playing second fiddle to Kevin Simon.
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Olympics buzz won't translate to college level
Goodbye, Michael Phelps. Hello, Michael Vick.
10:00 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 31, 2004
Former NBA star Charles Barkley is under investigation for indecent assault, police in Philadelphia said Monday.
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Earnhardt's death helped Wallace's retirement decision
The death of his friend, Dale Earnhardt, played a key role in Rusty Wallace's decision to retire from driving at the end of the 2005 season, Wallace said Monday.
9:58 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- DITCH DIGGER -- Argentine-bred draws good box for sprint opener, Smith scales Spawr trainee, tough hard-knoking gelding always give his best. CARTHAGE -- Desormeaux atop Ellis trainee, draws inner post for dash ...
9:50 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:49 a.m.
Corrections
* Because of an error by the Sun, a story in Monday's edition misattributed a quote. Chief District Judge Kathy Hardcastle said, "The court does not condone the type of behavior exhibited by the hearing ...
9:48 a.m.
Dallas revs up passing game
Bill Parcells was more interested in the Dallas Cowboys' passing game with his old Jets players than giving Eddie George much of a chance against his old team.
9:47 a.m.
Enthusiasm on the rise in Wyoming
(Last in a series previewing the Mountain West Conference
9:46 a.m.
Their lot in life
SUNRISE REGION Northeast Division
9:42 a.m.
Senate race heats up in District 4
Several candidates vying to replace longtime state Sen. Joe Neal in Senate District 4 are in the midst of a nasty mailing campaign.
9:41 a.m.
Rally planned in attempt to recall Moncrief
The man trying to force a recall election for Las Vegas Councilwoman Janet Moncrief plans a Thursday rally, to which the councilwoman has been invited.
9:37 a.m.
Republicans reaffirm stance on nuke dump
NEW YORK -- Republicans reaffirmed their commitment to development of a nuclear waste repository in the party's platform, adopted at the national convention Monday.
9:36 a.m.
'Fahrenheit 9/11' director takes heat at convention
NEW YORK -- Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore took a seat in the convention hall's press writing stands Monday night causing quite a commotion as television camera crews and news photographers poured into the area.
9:35 a.m.
Gaming Commission member serving as alternate delegate
A member of the Nevada Gaming Commission is serving as an alternate delegate to this week's Republican National Convention in New York City, despite a state law barring members of the five-person panel from serving ...
9:34 a.m.
Gallagher's loans to race hit $450,000
WASHINGTON -- The millionaire challenger to Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., wrote his campaign yet another check late last week, upping his personal contributions to about $450,000.
9:34 a.m.
Solicitation case, license issue hang over Treasures
Las Vegas Municipal Judge George Assad will decide next week whether a dancer at the Treasures strip club solicited an undercover police officer for sex.
9:27 a.m.
Democrat official says Nader petition falls short
CARSON CITY -- The petition to put Ralph Nader on the presidential ballot in Nevada contains only 314 legitimate signatures, far short of the 5,000 required, a Democratic official testified Monday.
9:27 a.m.
Sculpture garden takes step forward in Arts District
For all of the large condo projects recently announced in and around downtown, the centerpiece of the Arts District could be, well, art.
9:27 a.m.
Panel begins quest for new water
Early steps toward identifying future water sources for Southern Nevada were taken Monday when a special committee of the Southern Nevada Water Authority met for the first of what is expected to be more than ...
9:22 a.m.
Prominent pianist, music teacher Roetter dies at 79
Renowned pianist Silvia Roetter had a sensitive touch -- whether it was playing a duet with her late concert pianist husband, Guido, or teaching hundreds of students who came to her Las Vegas home during ...
9:22 a.m.
Obituaries for August 31, 2004
Zula Mae Alexander, 94, of Las Vegas died Thursday in North Las Vegas. A resident for 10 years, she was born Jan. 31, 1910, in Mississippi.
9:20 a.m.
Municipal judge won't lower bail for Bobbitt
Las Vegas Chief Municipal Judge Toy Gregory on Monday rejected requests to release John Wayne Bobbitt on his own recognizance or to lower his bail, so Bobbitt will remain jailed on two counts of domestic ...
9:19 a.m.
Laughlin plant No. 1 in lead pollution
Two national environmental groups discovered that of all the coal and oil-fired power plants in the United States, the No. 1 polluter for emitting lead is in Southern Nevada's backyard.
9:19 a.m.
Airline to recall attendants
Spokeswoman Jean Medina said United plans to recall 175 flight attendants Oct. 18 and the remaining 200 on Nov. 22.
9:09 a.m.
Report links outsourcing to CEO compensation
Average CEO compensation at the 50 companies outsourcing the most service jobs rose by 46 percent in 2003 from a year earlier, compared with a 9 percent increase for CEOs at 365 big companies overall, ...
9:09 a.m.
State college struggles with enrollment surge
Two years ago officials at Nevada State College at Henderson were struggling to recruit enough students to keep the state from shutting the college down.
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Outsourcing must be stopped
We cannot replace existing high-paying jobs with low-paying, service-sector jobs. Americans need jobs that will allow them to pay the mortgage, pay for health care, send their children to college, save for retirement and enjoy ...
8:48 a.m.
Letter: Anti-Kerry ads lack the truth
This organization is funded by pro-Bush Republicans who have total disdain for the truth. The veterans appearing in these ads were not even on the same boat as Kerry when they served in Vietnam. Furthermore, ...
8:47 a.m.
Letter: Former first lady's wisdom will be missed
I learned a lot from her experiences and was glad our paths crossed. In the old days, it was said that there was always a great woman behind a successful man. Not only was this ...
8:47 a.m.
Editorial: Feds intent on tackling corruption
The investigation involving the strip club owner and politicians already has shaken the political landscape because of just how high the probe has reached. Current Clark County Commissioner Mary Kincaid-Chauncey, former Commissioners Lance Malone, Dario ...
8:46 a.m.
Editorial: A relief for voters
On Friday the county responded. It removed the addresses and phone numbers of those already listed on the Web site, and agreed to keep that information off of all future postings. In opposing the practice, ...
8:46 a.m.
Immunization schedule for August 31, 2004
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:21 a.m.
Community briefs for August 31, 2004
Network of Executive Women in Hospitality Las Vegas is partnering with Albertsons supermarkets on a food drive to benefit the Salvation Army.
8:21 a.m.
Homeless advocate honored as point of light
Lera-Randle El, who cruises the streets aiding the city's homeless in her own truck without pay, today was officially honored by the Washington-based Points of Light Foundation, founded by Bush.
8:20 a.m.
Mike Anderson out for season; Bennett out longer than expected
Denver coach Mike Shanahan said Anderson tore both muscles in the left groin area off the bone. At this point, a specialist has recommended that Anderson let the injury heal instead of undergoing surgery.
1:49 a.m.

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