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Archive for December 10, 2004

List of Walter Camp winners
2004-Matt Leinart, Southern California.
12:01 p.m.
Women's Top 25 Basketball Schedule
No. 11 Georgia vs. Augusta State, 7 p.m.
12:01 p.m.
Women's Top 25 Fared
2. Stanford (5-0) did not play. Next: vs. Pepperdine, Friday.
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College Basketball Schedule
Wake Forest at Temple, 7 p.m.
12:01 p.m.
Pro bono services honored
Clark County attorneys donated 9,797 hours of pro bono service this year through Clark County Legal Service's Pro Bono Project, compared to the 6,193 hours donated last year.
11:07 a.m.
Strip, state casinos stay hot
CARSON CITY -- Fueled by big baccarat and other table-game action, casinos along the Las Vegas Strip won $491.9 million in October, a 20.3 percent increase from a year ago and the highest monthly percentage ...
11:04 a.m.
Arizona board OKs Nevada water deal
The board of the Arizona Water Banking Authority on Thursday approved a deal that would bring Southern Nevada 1.25 million acre-feet of water over the next three decades in what officials here are calling a ...
11:03 a.m.
UMC tower to let burn unit expand
University Medical Center finally broke ground on a new patient tower that will include an expanded burn unit and additional private patient rooms.
11:02 a.m.
Reid causes stir with talk show appearance
WASHINGTON -- Incoming Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid got a lesson in "lonely at the top" this week.
11:01 a.m.
Sunrise to add trauma services
Sunrise Hospital is gearing up to start accepting trauma patients in the coming month, putting it on the path to be the Las Vegas Valley's second full-service center for people who have been seriously injured, ...
11:01 a.m.
Perkins unveils ethics plan
The clamor for a statewide reform of ethics laws continued Thursday with Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins introducing his own slate of proposed improvements.
10:59 a.m.
$2 million pledge for state college secured
Less than 24 hours before debating the future of Nevada State College on television Wednesday, Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers secured a $2 million pledge from a fellow businessman to make sure the college will survive.
10:58 a.m.
Mother of shot girl often left kids alone, police say
The mother who allegedly failed to get medical care for her 15-month-old daughter after her 5-year-old son shot her while the children were home alone on Tuesday routinely left her five children unsupervised, Metro Police ...
10:57 a.m.
Homebuilder to redevelop land near Strip
Homebuilder DR Horton purchased 33 acres of land just east of the Las Vegas Strip for $86.5 million, or more than $2.6 million an acre, and some industry experts say the property may be developed ...
10:57 a.m.
Carrier to bid $100 million for ATA's assets
Southwest will submit its bid to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Indianapolis to acquire six Chicago Midway Airport gates leased by ATA, which sought Chapter 11 protection on Oct. 26. Adding the six gates raises ...
10:56 a.m.
Business briefs for December 10, 2004
Privately held Cox Enterprises Inc. of Atlanta completed the acquisition of 189,685,302 shares of Cox Communications Inc. and successfully took the company private following the close of trading on Wednesday.
10:56 a.m.
Deadline set for online job applications at new resort
Arte Nathan, senior vice president and chief human resource officer at Wynn Las Vegas, said the company wants to receive applications now so managers can begin interviewing applicants in early January.
10:56 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Season of weirdness is upon us
This is the time of the year, with the holidays approaching, when we see more than our usual share of strange stories in the news.
10:56 a.m.
Bush picks Bodman for energy secretary
WASHINGTON -- President Bush nominated Sam Bodman today as the new energy secretary.
10:56 a.m.
School Board OKs $50,000 settlement in bus accident
The Clark County School Board voted Thursday to approve a $50,000 settlement offer to a Las Vegas man critically injured when his car was struck by a school bus.
10:53 a.m.
Man sentenced to die for slayings
After jurors sentenced 46-year-old Avetis Archanian to death and started to file out of the courtroom, the daughter of one of the women he killed stood up and said quietly, "Thank you. Thank you."
10:53 a.m.
Vegas-based Shuffle Master reports record performance
Shuffle Master Inc., riding a wave of international growth fueled by key acquisitions, reported record fourth-quarter and 2004 fiscal year results Thursday.
10:53 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 10, 2004
The Los Angeles Lakers are the most valuable NBA franchise for the third consecutive year, with a 14 percent jump to $510 million, Forbes magazine said.
10:46 a.m.
State labor commissioner named
CARSON CITY -- Michael Tanchek, who has been deputy labor commissioner for three years, today was named state labor commissioner.
10:45 a.m.
Title fight underdog is coming on strong
THE PRINCIPALS: Vitali Klitschko (34-2, 33 KOs) vs. Danny Williams (32-3, 27 KOs).
10:11 a.m.
The GIFT
Ed O'Bannon will finally land on the UNLV campus sometime next year when the former collegiate basketball player of the year begins completing work on his bachelor's degree.
10:10 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Coaches are the movers who make the game shake
WHAT: Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl.
10:09 a.m.
Goodman warms up to pitch city to owners
While this weekend's Major League Baseball meetings in Anaheim, Calif., will probably be dominated by talk of steroids and big player moves, Las Vegas' mayor hopes to grab some attention Saturday, as he works to ...
10:08 a.m.
Court rules in case of man held in contempt
CARSON CITY -- A person cited for contempt of court and sentenced to jail for failing to pay child support is not automatically entitled to an attorney at the court hearing, the Nevada Supreme Court ...
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Cowdudes put a four-letter finish on Seattle
About five minutes before the kickoff of Monday night's game between Dallas and Seattle, my phone rings.
10:00 a.m.
Columnist Nick Christensen: Girls' basketball and the shrill of victory
"ACK! ACK! ACK! ACK! ACK!"
9:59 a.m.
Sunday's matchup: UNLV (2-3) at Auburn (6-2)
Sunday's matchup: UNLV (2-3) at Auburn (6-2)
9:57 a.m.
Court rules in sealed records case
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that District Judge Donald Mosley erred when he ordered the unsealing of a prior criminal record of Sam D. Walker in Las Vegas who was facing ...
9:55 a.m.
Obituaries for December 10, 2004
Dorothy Edna Barnes, 84, of North Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Anoka, Minn. A resident for six years, she was a civil service executive secretary and ...
9:52 a.m.
Rural counties face loss of options for gasoline
Representatives from the petroleum and automobile industries met with state officials Thursday with a plan to overturn recent changes in state regulations that allow some rural counties to purchase gasoline from neighboring states.
9:51 a.m.
Nellis won't get radio sytem that affects garage doors
Nellis Air Force Base is not one of 125 bases nationwide getting a new radio system that uses frequencies that could inconvenience residents by jamming nearby garage-door openers, Capt. Maureen Schumann, a Nellis spokeswoman, said ...
9:50 a.m.
Long-sought suspect in securities fraud arrested at airport
Authorities said Stephen Primak had been hiding in Panama to avoid eight felony counts of securities fraud, and one count each of sale of an unregistered security, transacting business as an unlicensed broker and theft. ...
9:49 a.m.
Coach says flaws can be fixed
THE GAME: UNLV at Auburn.
9:49 a.m.
Latin Chamber to run senior center
The Las Vegas Housing Authority has agreed to draw up a lease with the Latin Chamber of Commerce allowing the chamber to run a Hispanic senior center downtown.
9:48 a.m.
Westphal can ride his Waves to USC
Southern California's future is right up Pacific Coast Highway, and he happens to be a legacy, too.
9:48 a.m.
News briefs for December 10, 2004
A Las Vegas man was in critical condition at University Medical Center this morning after he was struck by a car as he crossed Flamingo Road just east of Lindell Road late Thursday night.
9:47 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- SHE'S A FREEBIE -- Training at Santa Anita, Gomez aboard Carava trainee, draws outside box for short sprint opener. RIGHT DIRECTION -- Bug boy Kaenel on Mullins trainee here, has inner post ...
9:45 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:44 a.m.
Preps: Thursday's results
Foothill 75, Vo-Tech 67: FTHL: Kevin Kreier 20 pts, Bobby Watkins 13 pts. SNVT: Kevin Crockrum 23 pts, Melvin Stewart 16 pts, Quinton Mason 16 pts.
9:43 a.m.
Fishing report: Good fall fishing for trout, stripers despite the chill
The action for stripers continues to be good in the Las Vegas Wash area where boaters are catching the fish with live shad. Shore fishing has been fair in the Boulder Basin for those fishing ...
9:41 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: A year of outdoors memories nears its end
As I reflect back on this year, I quickly recall some exciting and adventuresome times hunting, fishing and enjoying the shooting sports.
9:40 a.m.
Team ropers set arena record with second round win at NFR
Team ropers Clay Tryan of Billings, Mont., and Michael Jones of Stephenville, Texas, barely missed the arena record Wednesday en route to winning Round 6 at the 46th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
9:39 a.m.
Dodgers add Kent's bat as a hedge
The Los Angeles Dodgers, striking one of the first and probably loudest blows at baseball's winter meetings, reached agreement with free-agent second baseman Jeff Kent on Thursday, signing the veteran and four-time All-Star to a ...
9:38 a.m.
Cherokee Casino Resort celebrating grand opening
CATOOSA, Okla. -- An Elvis impersonator in a red, frilly jumpsuit walks out of the Wild Potato Buffet. A Frank Sinatra sound-alike in a pinstripe suit and a fedora sings about Route 66.
9:24 a.m.
Homebuilder, TV show go to extreme to make over home
The family also is getting free utilities, free housekeeping and the payment of all of the applicable taxes for the rest of their lives -- as long as they own the home -- says KB ...
9:24 a.m.
Tribes band together to build hotel near Capitol
SACRAMENTO -- As sage smoke wafted across a muddy vacant lot near the state Capitol, three Indian tribes blessed the ground Thursday where they plan to build a 15-story hotel in an unusual partnership that ...
9:21 a.m.
Two tribes have chance to build casinos in New York market
The casino could help the tribe achieve financial security for generations, said William Gollnick, the Oneida Nation's general manager of operations. The tribe wants to develop the casino about 100 miles northwest of New York ...
9:19 a.m.
Rubeli announces plan to retire as chairman, CEO
President and Chief Financial Officer Robert Haddock will replace Rubeli, effective March 1. Phoenix-based Aztar, which owns the Tropicana resort in Las Vegas, hasn't yet named a replacement for Haddock.
9:18 a.m.
Attorney general's debut as prosecutor nets one conviction
A second man accused of being a partner in the business was acquitted.
9:17 a.m.
Firm approved to find chancellor
University regents will rely on the consulting firm Jan Greenwood and Associates to help them recruit and screen possible candidates to fill the system's chancellor position when Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers steps out of the ...
9:14 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Boulder City High School, 1101 Fifth Ave.; 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Kindred Hospital, 5110 W. Sahara Ave.
9:12 a.m.
Los Lobos' 'Kiko' shows band's true merit
You've got to wonder if the members of Los Lobos have ever regretted covering Ritchie Valens' 1959 Latin rock hit "La Bamba."
9:10 a.m.
Candidate debate planned in Moncrief recall move
A potential challenger in the coming recall election of Las Vegas Councilwoman Janet Moncrief turned in nominating petitions Thursday needed to get on the ballot, and the candidates are apparently set to square off in ...
9:09 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Killers drummer shocked at snaring Grammy noms
Vannucci still sounded shocked.
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Family Court spurs lawyers to exploit families
A court that was supposed to be set up as "non-adversarial" instead is a feeding ground for divorce attorneys who routinely encourage one parent to destroy the other, rather than share parenting as Nevada law ...
9:08 a.m.
Library districts duel over undeveloped land
Two library systems in Southern Nevada are locked in a battle over boundaries.
9:08 a.m.
'Amen Corner' set for Library Theatre
In Las Vegas the production is somewhat of a tradition, brought to the stage for several years by director Walter Mason, who incorporates uplifting gospel music and a talented cast who effectively portray the discord ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Adult stem cells are more effective
Adult stem cell research, on the other hand, has amazingly produced effective treatments for more than 40 diseases and afflictions, including heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injuries, and many others!
9:04 a.m.
Broadbent 'Extreme' episode airs Sunday
The Broadbent family -- which includes Patricia and dauthters Hydeia, Shaina and Patricia -- were selected by ABC to take part in the project, which converted their 1,200-square-foot house into a 3,300-square-foot house. The family ...
9:03 a.m.
On Display for December 10, 2004
Entertainment Galleries at the Venetian will host "Marcel Salinas: Paintings and Drawings from the Personal Collection of the Artist," from today to Jan. 2 at 3377 Las Vegas Blvd. South. An artist's reception will be ...
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Troops deserve better
Soldiers, Marines and their commanders on the ground in Iraq had been complaining about this severe shortage of armored vehicles since at least April, when it became clear that enemy fighters were committed to a ...
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: Get answers about delays
Randy Walker, director of McCarran, says that part of the reason for the delays in October can be traced to bad weather, a major convention here and two visits to Las Vegas by President Bush. ...
9:02 a.m.
Datebook for December 10, 2004
The District at Green Valley Ranch and the Chabad of Green Valley will host the first traditional Jewish menorah lighting ceremony in Henderson at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the District. Admission is free. 617-0770.
9:02 a.m.
State OKs United Way deal that cuts EOB child care funds
The state has approved a contract that would take away $17 million a year in child care grants from the Economic Opportunity Board, cutting the budget of the Las Vegas Valley's largest nonprofit organization by ...
9:00 a.m.
Many items still available for Holiday Auction
Seven shopping days remain before the deadline for bidding on items in the Las Vegas Sun Holiday Auction passes, which means there is still plenty of time to pick up a dandy stocking stuffer or ...
8:59 a.m.
Australia Mix
The "Aussie Angels" (that's "Ozzie" in Australia) are heating up the Las Vegas Hilton. Eight sexy dancers (some of them topless) have come up from Down Under to give American blokes a sampling of what ...
8:57 a.m.
White a Diamond in the rough
Jay White is a 24-karat Diamond.
8:55 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Cookbook a who's who of great Vegas chefs
The food shots are exquisite. Dempsey has captured the essence of each chef with penetrating photos that look beyond the kitchens the chefs command. These sexy chefs would make a super calendar.
8:52 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Vegas a networking hot spot
Owner Nathan Drage has visions of creating the Las Vegas Television Network, a national network of television stations that would air programs generated in Las Vegas.
8:50 a.m.
Guests give voice to Philharmonic holiday performance
For Christmas music touted as glorious and ambitious, Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Hodie" often gets passed up in performances for the more-familiar "Messiah" and traditional standards.
8:49 a.m.
Still standing, Heffron headlines at Monte Carlo
Long before John Heffron took the title of "Last Comic Standing," controversy surrounded the second season of the reality series.
8:44 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: White catches comedy craze by the 'Collar'
Ron White is navigating that tightrope as best he can -- most importantly, without spilling a drop of aged scotch from the trademark glass he clutches onstage.
8:43 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: 375 club giving locals the 411 on entertainment
In its heyday it was always a classy joint on Harmon Avenue, west of Paradise Road, that provided fine dining at the Pegasus and comfortable rooms and a place for meetings. There was a bar ...
8:40 a.m.
Doubt surrounds Parton
Questions have been raised about whether country music legend Dolly Parton actually sang all of her songs Tuesday night at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.
8:39 a.m.
Community briefs for December 10, 2004
The 10th annual Victim Memorial Tree dedication, "A Decade of Memories," will begin 11 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Park.
8:38 a.m.
Earlier trials sought for two women
Trial dates were set on Thursday for two high profile cases against local women, and in each case there are lawyers involved who say the trials should be starting sooner.
8:34 a.m.
License officials probe melee at Mandalay Bay
The Clark County Department of Business Licensing has launched an inquiry into Thursday morning's melee at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, an agency official said.
8:34 a.m.
Insanity defense under fire from victim's mother
Michael Kane's killing of a 23-year-old acquaintance resulted in Kane's commitment to the state mental asylum Thursday, a move that has the mother of Kane's victim committed to changing the law that put him there.
8:33 a.m.
Gaming's hazy issue
WEEKEND EDITION
5:27 a.m.
Letter: Base property tax on age of home
December 11 - 12, 2004
4:51 a.m.
Letter: Impeachment of Augustine was political farce
December 11 - 12, 2004
4:50 a.m.
Editorial: A major league city
December 11 - 12, 2004
4:49 a.m.
Editorial: Water pact enables just 'some' relief
December 11 - 12, 2004
4:47 a.m.
Game of Trance
WEEKEND EDITION
3:32 a.m.
Old theater getting a second wind
WEEKEND EDITION
3:17 a.m.
Family slowly adjusting to life without cherished daughter
WEEKEND EDITION
3:16 a.m.

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