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Archive for December 14, 2004

Orange Bowl Tennis Results
Melanie Gloria, Canada, def. Irena Pavlovic, France, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-3
12:02 p.m.
Women's Top 25 Fared
2. Stanford (7-0) did not play. Next: at Missouri, Saturday.
12:02 p.m.
Monday's Major College Basketball Scores
Wake Forest 67, Temple 64
12:01 p.m.
Local agency may direct extensive water test
Researchers at the Southern Nevada Water Authority could take the lead in examining the impact of low levels of pesticides, industrial products and pharmaceuticals under a proposal to be considered by the authority board Thursday.
11:06 a.m.
Suspect: Failed marriage led to holdup
The attorney of a man accused of first pointing a gun at a mailbox store owner and then barricading himself inside a Henderson bank on Dec. 3 said his client did it because "his wife ...
11:05 a.m.
Manilow to make LV Hilton 'my home'
International recording star Barry Manilow is following in the footsteps of Celine Dion and Elton John and will become a resident headliner in Las Vegas.
11:04 a.m.
Group shapes plan for high rises
Dozens of developers and others interested in Clark County's proposed rules governing high rises attended a public meeting Monday describing the draft ordinance, and many of those attending took away concerns about the rules.
11:03 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Ironies abound in Las Vegas
We are a city, after all, that is rooted in irony. Modern-day Las Vegas, the envy of the tourism world, wouldn't have occurred without the help of old-time bootleggers, illegal gamblers and mobsters who migrated ...
11:03 a.m.
Goodman tries to repair LV's relationship with NFL
A top NFL official and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman appear to be working to thaw the frosty relationship that has developed between the city and the league in recent years.
11:02 a.m.
Cheaper drugs, auto registration considered
CARSON CITY -- In one move that are expected to be popular with consumers, Sen. Bob Beers, R-Las Vegas, is proposing that vehicle owners get a $100 break on each registration.
11:00 a.m.
Robber hits bank in Henderson
About 2 p.m. a U.S. Bank, located at 4550 E. Sunset Road, was robbed by a one man, FBI officials said.
10:59 a.m.
'Time for action:' Organization appeals to government for changes
A recently formed, local branch of a national neighborhood activist organization decided Monday night that it can fight city hall.
10:58 a.m.
Simplified ballot questions considered
After prompting from frustrated constituents, Sen. Valerie Wiener, D-Las Vegas, said she hopes to introduce a bill requiring the descriptions of ballot measures to be written at an eighth grade reading level.
10:55 a.m.
Bombardier looking to stem monorail, personnel woes
As the Las Vegas Monorail prepares to begin the final battery of tests that will tell whether the $650 million system will re-open this year, the Canadian company that built and is now helping repair ...
10:55 a.m.
'Sin City' on sale -- for $666,000
"Sin City" is for sale on eBay, with the bidding starting at the devilish price of $666,000.
10:55 a.m.
Water council a long shot, senator says
The country's water needs are dire, and a national council is needed to address the issue before it's too late, the chairman of the Senate's energy committee told a Las Vegas conference on Monday.
10:55 a.m.
NFL still plans to sack LV Super Bowl parties
The National Football League, in a recent letter to the casino industry's largest trade group, stands by its position that the Las Vegas Super Bowl parties of years past won't fly this season.
10:55 a.m.
Woman dies in accident
The woman, whose name and exact age were not released, appeared to have been traveling above the posted 35 mph speed limit as she entered the intersection of Town Center and Granite Ridge Road near ...
10:47 a.m.
LV visitation hits record
Las Vegas had the most monthly visitors in its history in October as 3.3 million people poured into the city's resorts.
10:44 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 14, 2004
Brendan Gaughan, fired last week by Penske-Jasper Racing as the driver of the NASCAR Nextel Cup No. 77 Dodge, will compete in 2005 in at least the 16 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events that are ...
10:44 a.m.
Emergency station tops plans for I-15 improvements
Emergency vehicles should be able to respond faster to accidents along a 70-mile section of Interstate 15 when a new fire station is built in Baker, Calif.
10:42 a.m.
Home listings suggest valley back to normal
Things appear to be back to normal in the Las Vegas home market, a stark contrast when compared with the market earlier this year.
10:41 a.m.
Company closes on acquisition of Superpawn parent
Cash America bought the company for $120 million in cash and stock.
10:40 a.m.
Property names new GM
Van Hettinga was recently senior vice president of slot marketing and operations at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City and served as chief financial officer there from 1995 to 2001. He began his career as ...
10:35 a.m.
Engineers likely to strike
About 320 maintenance workers at three Mandalay Resort Group properties, represented by the Operating Engineers Local 501, are expected this week to reject a company contract offer that is similar to one the workers rejected ...
10:34 a.m.
Casino resort planned for United Kingdom
The Las Vegas company becomes the latest U.S. casino operator to enter the fray in the United Kingdom, which is expected to open its market to additional casinos and Las Vegas-style slot machines by 2006. ...
10:33 a.m.
Higher room rates are not dissuading Las Vegas visitors
When Mandalay Resort Group released its latest quarterly profit report this month, it was room rates -- not gambling revenue -- that did most to boost earnings by about 65 percent.
10:32 a.m.
Los Angeles man dies after shooting
A 24-year-old Los Angeles man died early this morning after being shot in the head and left in an alley behind an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.
9:33 a.m.
Shippers foresee strong peak holiday season from last-minute shoppers
DECATUR, Ga. -- Major shippers like UPS Inc. and FedEx Corp. are predicting strong peak holiday volume despite a lackluster start to the season in sales at major retailers like Wal-Mart, Limited Brands and Federated ...
9:33 a.m.
Moncrief's firm faces lawsuit
Park Flamingo West filed the suit on Monday against Silver-Webb-Moncrief, a business entity the suit alleges, while doing business as Trinidad Medical Center, signed a lease for office space at 2080 E. Flamingo Road in ...
9:32 a.m.
Tighter security of health cards is in the works
After a Clark County Health District employee's arrest in connection with an identity theft, Health District officials said Monday there are plans in the works to make it harder for workers to create fraudulent health ...
9:31 a.m.
Police officer files suit against North Las Vegas
The suit, filed earlier this month by Patricia Willems, states that she has received threatening phone calls and has been forced to do more work in retaliation for a previous lawsuit she filed against the ...
9:31 a.m.
Dog days may be ahead for greyhound racing in Portland
Magna Entertainment, which operates greyhound racing at Multnomah Greyhound Park and horse racing at Portland Meadows, leases the park from property owner Art McFadden. The lease expires at the end of the month, but the ...
9:28 a.m.
Residents start online petition against casino, paper says
The petition, from a group calling itself Families Against the Casino Threat in Singapore, or Facts, asks President S.R. Nathan to advise the government to reject any plan to allow a casino, the newspaper reported.
9:27 a.m.
Governor, tribe still at odds over video lottery
SACRAMENTO -- A second meeting Monday to resolve a dispute over the controversial video lottery terminals of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians has failed to end a logjam between the governor and the tribe.
9:26 a.m.
Trade deficit swells to record $55.5 billion in October
The latest snapshot of trade activity, reported by the Commerce Department today, showed the country's trade imbalance widening by a sizable 8.9 percent in October from the previous month -- despite the fact that U.S. ...
9:26 a.m.
Airline cuts nonunion pay
The airline, owned by UAL Corp., told employees on a company hot line Monday that the cuts will account for $112 million of the $725 million a year in labor savings it needs.
9:26 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Bowling Green coach says Rebels offered job
While it would appear that in Utah offensive coordinator Mike Sanford UNLV got a good man to lead its football program out of the doldrums, a published report suggests he wasn't the first choice, as ...
9:18 a.m.
Obituaries for December 14, 2004
Opal Elizabeth Allred, 92, of Henderson died Friday in Henderson. She was born Aug. 7, 1912, in Chillicothe, Texas. A resident for 49 years, she was a homemaker.
9:12 a.m.
Historian Lowe, member of pioneer family, dies
Celesta Lowe was not only a descendant of a pioneering Nevada family, she lived Nevada history and chronicled what she learned of growing up in Death Valley, Calif., for periodicals including "Desert Magazine" and "Old ...
9:10 a.m.
Sanford starting to shape sideline
New UNLV football coach Mike Sanford added three assistant coaches to his staff Monday, including one who should be very familiar to Rebels fans.
9:09 a.m.
Efficient nuke plants could lessen need for dumpsite, Domenici says
Nevada is locked in the middle of a nuclear waste disposal debate that could ease with a new generation of smaller, more efficient nuclear power plants necessary to a stable energy future for the nation, ...
9:09 a.m.
Marathon trip brings Wranglers back to basics
THE GAME: Wranglers (11-8-2, fifth in ECHL West) vs. Greenville Grrrowl (10-11-3, fifth in East).
9:09 a.m.
Strong finish earns Amundson recognition
One day after grabbing a Mountain West Conference record 22 rebounds in UNLV's 91-87 overtime victory at Auburn, Rebels forward Louis Amundson reached another milestone.
9:07 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- DISTINCTIVE FLYER -- Draws good rail post in route claimer, bug boy Kaenel on Bainum trainee, take a Distinctive Flyer in opener. SIRACOQUE -- Sorenson astride Monteleone trainee, in good spot in ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Benefits result of Democrats' work
And besides this "Barney Fife Syndrome" of shooting oneself in the foot by voting against one's own interest, how about the fact that because of Bush, Nevada's earthquake-prone Yucca Mountain is destined to soon become ...
9:03 a.m.
Letter: City needs more security funds
The department is surely deficient in how it quantifies a city's need for proper funding. Like a good bureaucracy, it names common denominators and has no room for variables. We don't have a port and ...
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Property tax freeze allows time for more analysis
The proposal by Sen. Dina Titus to freeze property assessments at last year's level makes more sense than any other idea being proposed. She makes good points: The Legislature needs more than a few months ...
9:02 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
8:58 a.m.
Preps: Monday's results
Desert Pines 52, Las Vegas 47: DP: Jason West 13 pts. LV: Aaron Franklin 12 pts.
8:57 a.m.
Preps: Girls' state rankings
Preps: Girls' state rankings
8:56 a.m.
Electors make voting official
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's five Republican electors cast their votes for President Bush Monday and are looking ahead to the 2006 election when there will be a major turnover in state offices.
8:53 a.m.
Hospitals receiving trailers with decontamination showers
The first of 10 shower-trailers that can be used to decontaminate patients infected by a chemical or biological terror attack was received by Sunrise Hospital Monday.
8:53 a.m.
Bengals finally roar to life
When Cathy Sczymarek gave up the head coach's job of Bonanza's girls' basketball team in October to prepare to become the school's new athletic director, new coach Jon Grande was left with his predecessor's 10-year ...
8:52 a.m.
Court briefs for December 14, 2004
District Judge Donald Mosley may soon have to decide whether a 48-year-old man at the state's mental health facility in Sparks should be forced to take his medication.
8:52 a.m.
Passenger numbers stun new McCarran security boss
McCarran International Airport's new federal security director has had three weeks on the job, but is still having a hard time wrapping his brain around the huge passenger numbers at the airport.
8:51 a.m.
Motion for new Tabish-Murphy trial planned
The attorneys representing Rick Tabish and Sandy Murphy on Monday said they believe inconsistencies in the testimony of a key prosecution witness could be grounds for a new trial on the onetime couple's convictions for ...
8:50 a.m.
Foul-up delays sentencing of former UNLV player
A former UNLV basketball player who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from sex with a female student when he was a substitute high school teacher will have to wait for sentencing due to a mix-up ...
8:49 a.m.
Bail set for man whose name came up during Binion trial
A man whose convictions for attempted murder, robbery and kidnapping were overturned by the Nevada Supreme Court had his bail set at $500,000 by District Judge Donald Mosley on Monday while awaiting a retrial.
8:49 a.m.
Editorial: Minority vs. majority
It wasn't that there weren't enough votes to pass the legislation -- Democrats overwhelmingly supported it. It was because a couple of weeks ago only a minority of the Republicans backed the bill. Hastert, a ...
8:43 a.m.
Editorial: EPA soon to take charge
The discovery of the high radiation levels immediately resulted in renewed calls by an environmental group, Great Basin Mine Watch, for Gov. Kenny Guinn to designate the former Anaconda mine a Superfund site. Sen. Harry ...
8:42 a.m.
Immunization schedule for December 14, 2004
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:42 a.m.
Community briefs for December 14, 2004
The Davidson Institute is announcing the 2005 THINK Summer, a three-week summer residential program for seventh, eighth and ninth graders from Nevada to earn transferable college credits at UNR during July 2005.
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Make your voice heard on growth
The Brookings Institution document predicts that by 2030 the U.S. population will increase to 376 million, or by 33 percent, according to published reports.
8:20 a.m.
A Gift for Ante: For holidays, stores dealing out stacks of poker-related items
He grabbed the store's most expensive poker game, a set retailing at $125 that includes professional weight chips, two decks of cards and a dealer button.
8:19 a.m.
Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA
1973 - Tennessee beats Temple 11-6 in the lowest-scoring NCAA basketball game since 1938. With 11:44 left in the first half and Tennessee leading 7-5, Temple holds the ball without taking a shot. Tennessee doesn't ...
2:15 a.m.

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