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Archive for December 15, 2004

Tuesday's Sports Transactions
BOSTON RED SOX-Agreed to terms with LHP David Wells on a two-year contract.
12:01 p.m.
Women's Top 25 Fared
2. Stanford (7-0) did not play. Next: at Missouri, Saturday.
12:01 p.m.
Tuesday's Women's Major College Basketball Scores
St. Mary's, Cal. 56, Princeton 46
12:01 p.m.
Trash removal rates will increase; landfill firm OK'd
Boulder City residents will pay an extra $1.01 a month for garbage collection beginning Jan. 1, after the Boulder City Council unanimously approved the first rate increase for trash hauling in six years.
11:18 a.m.
Woman killed outside school in Green Valley
A woman was shot and killed this morning in the parking lot of a Green Valley private school and Henderson police were searching for her killer.
11:17 a.m.
Sands shares soar in debut on New York Stock Exchange
Investors hungry for a piece of the booming Las Vegas gaming market this morning snapped up the hottest casino IPO in recent memory, pushing shares of Las Vegas Sands Corp. more than 50 percent over ...
11:16 a.m.
Obituaries for December 15, 2004
Glenn A. Alessandro, 48, of North Las Vegas died Monday in North Las Vegas. He was born June 29, 1956, in Los Angeles. A resident for 10 years, he was a retired firefighter in the ...
11:15 a.m.
Guard unit with Nevadans is heading to Iraq
More soldiers from Nevada are set to head to Iraq.
11:14 a.m.
News briefs for December 15, 2004
An improperly used portable heater is responsible for the fire Tuesday morning that gutted a Las Vegas apartment and left two families homeless, fire department officials said.
11:13 a.m.
Man arrested on identity theft charges
Metro Police on Tuesday arrested a man they believe stole the identities of an untold number of area residents and bilked them out of more than $600,000.
11:13 a.m.
Illegal alien curbs to affect labor
Fingerprints identifying certain foreign passengers at McCarran International Airport. Drone planes flying over Arizona ranches. Machines reading immigration documents like ATM cards.
11:13 a.m.
Activist qualifies for ballot in Moncrief recall drive
Las Vegas City Councilwoman Janet Moncrief will have at least one opponent in her recall election.
11:12 a.m.
Monorail may be running by New Year
The final battery of tests that will determine whether the Las Vegas Monorail will carry tourists in time for New Year's weekend were continuing this morning, a spokesman for the monorail company said.
11:12 a.m.
Station gets green light on controversial signs
Red Rock Station, which has sparked controversy throughout the past year, cleared another hurdle Tuesday when the Clark County Commission allowed Station Casinos to erect the signs it wants for the project under construction.
11:12 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Accustomed to recurring nightmares
In the past the athletic department has drawn the wrath of longtime basketball donors by raising the price of season tickets at the Thomas & Mack Center. This took place while the talent level of ...
11:11 a.m.
Desalination eyed as drought solution
Nevada doesn't have an ocean like California. And for the most part, its underground aquifers aren't salty, like New Mexico's.
11:11 a.m.
Doctor faces charges in usage of drugs
CARSON CITY -- Dr. Edward Hoffman, a Las Vegas osteopath, is facing charges from two state regulatory boards that he practiced medicine without permission and that he possessed drugs such as botox and flu vaccine ...
11:11 a.m.
Company buys local dealership
The dealership brings Findlay's local dealership total to 10. The Findlay name will be added to the Signature dealership and all 96 employees will be retained, Corder said.
11:08 a.m.
Company to issue 3 million shares of common stock
Lehman Brothers Inc. and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. will act as joint managers of the offering. Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. will act as joint lead manager of the offering.
11:08 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Bettors get in on the action as Manning nears record
Who will catch Peyton Manning's 49th touchdown pass of this season -- assuming, of course, there is a 49th touchdown pass this season? Below are the odds listed for various players on the Indianapolis Colts ...
11:07 a.m.
Trooper injured after car sideswipes NHP vehicle
Trooper Brad Carson, who had stopped a black Pontiac coupe on the exit ramp connecting westbound Interstate 215 to the McCarran airport tunnel about 7:20 a.m., was arresting the car's driver for improper registration when ...
11:02 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 15, 2004
Seven-time NBA rebounding champion Dennis Rodman signed Tuesday to play two games in January with the Long Beach Jam of the American Basketball Association after being granted his release by the league's Orange County Crush.
10:56 a.m.
Suit asks that payments to Las Vegas firm stop
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday by the national group Judicial Watch, contends that the state exceeded its authority when it agreed to spend lottery proceeds to pay the firm Lionel Sawyer & Collins.
10:52 a.m.
Planned Vegas tower featured in 'Apprentice' season finale
Las Vegas' high-rise tower boom will get national exposure Thursday night when Donald Trump takes his planned Trump International Hotel and Tower Las Vegas to the set of NBC's "The Apprentice."
10:51 a.m.
Time Warner, Justice Department said to have reached settlement
Time Warner Inc. has agreed to pay $210 million to settle securities fraud charges involving the company's America Online unit, law enforcement officials said today.
10:50 a.m.
Talent up, attendance stagnant
If a minor league hockey gets major league talent and nobody notices, does it really matter?
10:49 a.m.
Mississippi approves planned merger of Vegas gaming giants
Meeting this morning in Jackson, Miss., the commission authorized several suitability applications and approvals for Beau Rivage Resorts Inc., and Circus Circus Mississippi Inc., whose parent companies are part of a $7.9 billion merger deal.
10:49 a.m.
Inspiration: Women major part of team constructing new school
Construction of the new Rancho High School is providing more than the needed new classrooms -- it's providing a group of female students inspiration to pursue careers in construction and engineering.
10:46 a.m.
Report: LV economy should stay robust in '05
Southern Nevada received high marks for its 2004 economic performance this morning from the UNLV Center for Business and Economic Development.
10:45 a.m.
Preps: Boys' state rankings
Compiled by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune
10:02 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: It's an offer they couldn't refuse
Leave the amateurs, take the cannoli.
10:01 a.m.
Nothing there
When new Las Vegas Wranglers forward Billy Tibbetts was announced in the starting lineup before Tuesday's game against the Greenville Grrrowl, many cheers and a lone, loud boo burst from the crowd of 3,912 at ...
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Oscar's style gives city substance
Last week, less than an hour after a Florida Marlins official asked that a meeting between the stadium-shopping major league baseball franchise and city hall be kept quiet, Mayor Oscar Goodman was on the phone ...
9:57 a.m.
Rising costs of government services concern residents
The escalating cost of government services and access to walking paths were two of the concerns expressed by a handful of people Tuesday in a public forum held by the group charged with coming up ...
9:50 a.m.
Fight fixer Mittleman loses license in Illinois
Convicted fight fixer Richard Mittleman has had his Illinois second's license revoked.
9:49 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- LOVING TYPE -- Argentine-bred draws outside post in six-horse route opener, Desormeaux on McAnally trainee, Loving the Type of connections here. RAISE THE BAR -- Draws alongside top pick for two-turn maiden/claimer, ...
9:48 a.m.
Water Authority to consider renting building downtown
The Southern Nevada Water Authority on Thursday will consider renting a new building downtown, which would move about 300 water authority employees from their digs on West Flamingo Road.
9:47 a.m.
Guard unit that includes Nevadans heading to Iraq
More soldiers from Nevada are set to head to Iraq.
9:47 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:42 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, Hollywood, Fla., Irene Pacheco, Colombia, vs. Vic Darchinyan, Australia, 12, for Pacheco's IBF flyweight title.
9:41 a.m.
9:41 a.m.
Preps: Tuesday's results
Sierra Vista 52, Clark 48: SIER: Jason Jackson 17 pts, Nathan Weimer 15 pts. CLRK: Deshawn Williams 16 pts.
9:39 a.m.
State rejects change to Teamsters insurance
CARSON CITY -- For the third time, a state board that runs the state employees health insurance system, has refused to allow 300 law enforcement workers to switch their insurance coverage to Teamsters Local 14.
9:36 a.m.
Jury awards $11.6 million in insurance lawsuit
A jury has awarded a Las Vegas man more than $11.6 million in his suit against a national insurance provider and its holding company for stalling and eventually denying his disability claims.
9:36 a.m.
Asylum hearings begin for Cubans
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration office in California on Tuesday began the hearings for 43 Cuban performers currently seeking asylum in America.
9:34 a.m.
State will auction unclaimed property
CARSON CITY -- An auction of unclaimed property, that includes such things as sports cards, gold Krugerrands, jewelry and Silver Eagle dollars, will be held tonight in Las Vegas, state Treasurer Brian Krolicki said Tuesday.
9:33 a.m.
Gorman hangs on
When Bishop Gorman comes around, the atmosphere at Durango High School's gym becomes more like Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University than another cookie-cutter Clark County venue.
9:32 a.m.
Orleans, Terrible's robber might be the same person
Police believe the man who robbed Terrible's casino late Tuesday night may have been the same robber who struck a change booth at the Orleans early Monday morning.
9:23 a.m.
Retailer fires several execs for flouting company rules
"Three company officers were terminated for failing to follow internal company rules," spokeswoman Mona Williams said. Four other workers who were not at the executive level were also terminated for failing to follow Wal-Mart rules, ...
9:18 a.m.
Boyles, county's pioneering night traffic court judge, dies at 91
When Clark County Traffic Magistrate Jim Boyles volunteered in 1995 to work as judge for the new night traffic court, he said residents of a 24-hour town could not always be expected to conform to ...
9:18 a.m.
Pennsylvania gambling board tackles ethics, hears slots plan
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Meeting for the first time since the state legalized slot machines, Pennsylvania's new gambling commission adopted an ethics code Tuesday and began searching for top-level executives to implement its policies.
9:16 a.m.
Three-year gambling probe may have led to biggest bust
Police believe the sum makes it the largest gambling seizure in state history. Money was taken during 12 different arrests throughout the investigation.
9:16 a.m.
Oneida Nation council approves land settlement
The meeting at which the vote took place Monday was closed to the public, but tribal leaders said more than 700 Oneida members came and 97 percent endorsed the settlement in a voice vote.
9:16 a.m.
Attorney general takes legal step to shut down bingo
King filed a complaint in Lowndes County, challenging whether a constitutional amendment approving electronic bingo games in White Hall is legal. King maintains the 2002 amendment to the constitution should have been voted on statewide ...
9:15 a.m.
Death won't be sought for mother charged in kids' beating deaths
A committee at the district attorney's office has determined not to seek the death penalty against a mother who claims Jesus told her to beat her two children to death with an aluminum baseball bat.
9:02 a.m.
Judge rejects Innocence Center's evidence in LV case
A judge has rejected an effort by a regional legal aid group to free a prisoner who it says science proves is innocent.
8:56 a.m.
Former Treasures dancer not guilty
A dancer from the now shuttered strip club Treasures was found not guilty Tuesday of two counts of soliciting prostitution.
8:55 a.m.
Shotgun killing detailed
A 25-year-old man accused of killing the sister of a Clark County prosecutor in a house shared by six methamphetamine users will stand trial on a charge of murder, Las Vegas Justice of the Peace ...
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Health insurance that's valuable
About 90 percent of our associates have health coverage either through Wal-Mart, through a spouse's or parent's plan, or through a retirement plan. This is because two-thirds of our associates are students, second-income providers or ...
8:44 a.m.
Letter: Bush's policies preserve freedom around globe
President Bush genuinely cares about not only the people of the United States but about all people everywhere. What is so wrong about helping people on other continents?
8:44 a.m.
Editorial: Less expensive drugs?
While this is a good start, we're encouraged that Buckley is pushing forward with her bill that would enable all Nevadans to buy drugs directly from Canada, where prices are much lower. Five other states ...
8:43 a.m.
Editorial: Shelve this tax break
Beers is touting the tax break because it's projected that state government will have a $320 million surplus at the conclusion of this fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2005. It should be noted, though, ...
8:43 a.m.
UNLV honors students' air filter
Seniors June Light, Daniel Lowe and Matthew Voegele will split the purse for their design, which uses electrostatic power rather than a barrier to keep grit from entering a car's engine.
8:30 a.m.
Manilow Live!
When "Manilow, Music and Passion" premiers at the Las Vegas Hilton on Feb. 24, headliner Barry Manilow promises a mix of the old and the new, including one song he wrote just for the show.
8:29 a.m.
Community briefs for December 15, 2004
Southern Nevada residents are invited to participate in the annual Biddy Basketball leagues of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas.
8:29 a.m.
Internet traffic school approved
The contract was awarded to LRS Systems, a Las Vegas company that hosts a similar Internet class for the Meadow Valley Justice Court.
8:29 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Schools get a holiday boost from 'Breakfast'
The event was held at the Brighton Collectibles store in The District at Green Valley Ranch. Chapter President Nancie Cohen and Brighton Collectibles manager Dawn Hilton were the co-hosts.
8:28 a.m.

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