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Archive for December 22, 2004

Tuesday's Sports Transactions
BOSTON RED SOX-Declined to offer 2005 contracts to LHP Lenny DiNardo, C Sandy Martinez and LHP Billy Traber.
12:15 p.m.
Tuesday's Women's Top 25 Boxes
Jones 2-5 0-1 4, Willis 2-3 0-0 4, Johnson 5-11 0-1 11, Hoston 7-13 0-0 15, Augustus 6-12 4-4 16, E. White 0-1 0-0 0, Mitchell 0-2 0-1 0, LeBlanc 0-1 1-2 1, Chaney 4-9 ...
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Women's Top 25 Fared
2. Stanford (8-1) lost to No. 9 Tennessee 70-67. Next: at Oregon State, Monday.
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Tuesday's Women's Basketball Scores
California, Pa. 71, Mansfield 46
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Tuesday's College Basketball Scores
California, Pa. 89, Mansfield 79
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Tuesday's Major College Basketball Scores
Holy Cross 84, Brown 71
12:15 p.m.
Selby says staff enthusiasm may have misled developer
City Councilman Lawrence Weekly blasted city staff during the Dec. 15 council meeting, accusing staff of misleading representatives from the Atlanta-based Ambling Development Co. He said staff led them to believe council approval for the ...
11:09 a.m.
'Son of Sam' law ruled unconstitutional
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's "Son of Sam" law prohibiting criminals from profiting on their memoirs is unconstitutional, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
11:05 a.m.
Ruling gives 14 disenrolled Paiutes reason for hope
After a legal battle that has lasted more than five years, 14 disenrolled members of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe have been ordered reinstated by a Tribal Court judge.
11:04 a.m.
Downtown apartment fire leaves two men homeless
"I lost everything I had, all my clothes, everything," resident Charlie Eldridge said. "I had computers in there."
11:03 a.m.
Las Vegas auto theft rate drops 13 percent
Since Metro Police launched an aggressive approach to combatting auto theft earlier this year, the monthly rate of vehicles stolen has dropped by 13 percent, according to statistics released Tuesday by the department.
11:02 a.m.
Firefighters save neighboring structures from building blaze
Fire investigators this morning were sifting through the ashes of an unfinished retail building destroyed by a wind-whipped three-alarm fire Tuesday night.
11:01 a.m.
ACLU has issues with new rule for taxicabs
CARSON CITY -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is asking a legislative committee to look at a new regulation that the ACLU says would allow taxicab companies in the Las Vegas area to ...
11:00 a.m.
State ranks high in nursing home improvements
Nevada's skilled-nursing homes improved their residents' care and quality in the past two years more than those in most other states, HealthInsight said today.
10:57 a.m.
Chanos to replace Hay as consumer advocate
CARSON CITY -- Adriana Escobar Chanos, a member of the state Public Utilities Commission since February 2001, today was named consumer advocate to represent the public in rate hearings sought by Nevada utilities.
10:56 a.m.
Gambling tycoon ups ante on Vegas rivals with Macau casino
MACAU -- Gambling tycoon Stanley Ho plans to open a new casino Thursday in an attempt to strike back at Las Vegas rivals who invaded his turf after his four-decade monopoly on the gambling industry ...
10:56 a.m.
CES previews next year's hot items
While the rest of the world is still spinning from the current holiday frenzy, organizers of the Consumer Electronics Show are preparing for Christmas 2005.
10:55 a.m.
Police search for SUV after fatal shooting
It appears to have been an armed robbery gone bad because along with the vehicle, some personal items were stolen from the victim, Lt. Tom Monahan of Metro's homicide section said.
10:52 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: T.O.'s injury puts a twist in Super Bowl line
A sprained right ankle could keep star Philadelphia Eagles receiver Terrell Owens out of action through the playoffs, and the injury has already sent a ripple through the most visible point spread of the year: ...
10:52 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 22, 2004
Todd Bertuzzi planned to plead guilty today, according to CBC News, and thus avoid jail for his assault on former Colorado Avalanche center Steve Moore.
10:50 a.m.
Horse killed, rider critically injured in collision with car
A horse apparently spooked by traffic darted in front of a car and was killed Tuesday night in northeastern Las Vegas Metro Police said.
10:50 a.m.
Control Board member Scherer withdraws from AG prospects
Outgoing state Gaming Control Board member Scott Scherer has ended speculation about whether he would consider an appointment to attorney general, announcing Tuesday that he would enter private practice.
10:48 a.m.
Welfare program fails to meet federal standards
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's welfare program failed to meet federal standards in fiscal year 2003 and could face a penalty of $2.1 million as result.
10:45 a.m.
Nevada again tops nation's growth list
The whirl of a strong economy and year-round sunshine has kept 'em coming -- Nevada is the fastest-growing state in the nation for the 18th consecutive year.
10:44 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Singh's remarkable year resonates
If you haven't already heard, Vijay Singh was unanimously selected by his peers as the 2004 U.S. PGA Tour's Player of the Year, thus ending Tiger Wood's five-year reign by winning nine tournaments.
10:26 a.m.
Third man sentenced in killing
Tyrone Williams' two friends and accomplices, Julius Bradford and Steven Perry, in receiving the 40 years to life sentence from Leavitt.
9:40 a.m.
Defense must pay prosecution witness's airplane ticket
The lawyer representing a 29-year-old man who allegedly killed a woman and left a knife in the chest of her 12-year-old son was ordered to pay for the plane ticket of a prosecution witness on ...
9:39 a.m.
Trial set in killing of prosecutor's sister
A 25-year-old man said Tuesday that he is not guilty of the shotgun slaying of the sister of a Clark County prosecutor.
9:37 a.m.
Mission moving from downtown
City Mission of Las Vegas, a source of food, clothing, meals and other services for the indigent on and around Fremont Street since 1998, will be moving out of the downtown area in mid-January, after ...
9:36 a.m.
Three judge finalists named
Hardesty won election to the Nevada Supreme Court in November.
9:35 a.m.
Parents surveyed on mandatory school uniforms
Surveys were mailed to parents of students at 16 schools Tuesday as Clark County School District officials prepare to gauge community support for mandatory uniforms.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: UNLV's Moore has the game and the class
Look at the most recent feature in GolfWorld, along with an obscure news brief, if you need evidence why Ryan Moore did not turn pro this year.
9:24 a.m.
Table game advocates aim to woo lawmakers
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia's racetracks can blunt, but not prevent, the looming drop in revenue if they add casino-style table games to help them compete with Pennsylvania's soon-to-debut video slot machines, a study commissioned ...
9:23 a.m.
State reaches settlement with department store
The two machines were on display at Foley's Department Store in Coronado Mall. The machines, priced at $500 each, were on display with other gambling-related merchandise including poker chip sets.
9:23 a.m.
Winston considering a transfer
UNLV backup guard John Winston did not dress for Tuesday night's 80-65 win against Gardner-Webb and will meet today with head coach Lon Kruger to discuss his future with the team.
9:21 a.m.
Seven men charged with illegal gambling plead not guilty
David Kolsrud, Kevin Flanagan, Jerry Burroughs Jr., Jerry Burroughs Sr., John Zaspal, and Spencer "Al" Lathrop, all of Cedar Rapids, and Paul Hostak, of Hiawatha, appeared with their attorneys before Judge John Jarvey.
9:20 a.m.
Microsoft fails in bid to suspend ruling by EU
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A European Union court ruled today that Microsoft Corp. must immediately divulge some trade secrets to competitors and produce a version of its flagship Windows operating system stripped of the program that ...
9:18 a.m.
Economy grows at 4 percent rate -- faster than expected
WASHINGTON -- The economy revved up its engine in the third quarter and advanced at an annual rate of 4 percent -- even faster than previously thought.
9:15 a.m.
Company admits emitting mercury in Indonesia
Newmont Mining Corp., which has been accused by Indonesian police of polluting a bay near its gold mine and sickening residents, insisted in its statement today that it had adhered to all "appropriate standards."
9:12 a.m.
North American plants to reach full capacity
Honda, Japan's third-largest carmaker, said Monday it's shifting production of CR-V sport-utility vehicles for the U.S. to Ohio from the U.K. The company also plans to build the new Ridgeline pickup in Ontario starting next ...
9:12 a.m.
Security funds don't take tourism into account
WASHINGTON -- The Homeland Security Department allocates money to cities based on five variables, including a "threat index" compiled from intelligence information about which cities are at risk, according to a Department of Homeland Security ...
9:10 a.m.
County seeking more flexibility in redistricting
Clark County could soon go through the often tumultuous process of redistricting for County Commission seats under a bill proposed for the coming session of the Legislature.
9:05 a.m.
Congress closely watches Raptor probe
Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn, who leads the House National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations subcommittee, said if the crash has any chance of slowing down the Raptor program or increasing its costs, it could ...
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Plan to get rural water unneeded
There are several reasons for this.
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Rhetoric cannot turn narrow win into a mandate
When Richard Nixon won reelection over George McGovern in 1972, he carried 61 percent of the popular vote and captured the Electoral College 520-17. In 1984, when the incumbent Ronald Reagan defeated Walter Mondale, he ...
9:03 a.m.
Community briefs for December 22, 2004
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church will hold its Christmas pageant at 3 p.m. Friday at the church, 10075 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 114 in Henderson.
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: Legal drugs: Image is not everything
On Sept. 30 Merck & Co. Inc. withdrew its worldwide inventory of Vioxx, a painkiller that had been on the market since 1999. Merck was aware as early as 2000 of evidence showing Vioxx increased ...
8:59 a.m.
Holiday Closings
SAFETY: Police and fire emergency services as usual. Offices closed.
8:57 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Rebels feast on cupcakes over holidays
As long as there are bubble teams, tournament selection committees and multiyear coaching contracts, there will always be a need to win 20 college basketball games. Thus, there will always be games like UNLV vs. ...
8:50 a.m.
Nationals back in business
WASHINGTON -- Dousing a flicker of hope that Las Vegas could land the Montreal Expos baseball team, the Washington, D.C. council on Tuesday finalized a last-minute deal to bring the franchise to the nation's capital.
8:47 a.m.
Blankson's power play pushes Rebels to .500
To hear senior forward Odartey Blankson tell it, there isn't much difference playing the small forward or power forward spot on UNLV's basketball team this year.
8:45 a.m.
A Good Egg: Mike McGowan living charitable life as owner/operator of Omelet House chain
McGowan, 62, has worked to improve young people's lives nearly his entire adult life.
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Cookbook has recipe for change
Tami is a 35-year-old breast cancer survivor and the sister of tennis star Andre Agassi. Their mother is also a breast cancer survivor.
8:35 a.m.
New facility gives Chippendales the bare essentials
It's a showroom. It's an ultra-lounge. It's a retail boutique.
8:34 a.m.
Obituaries for December 22, 2004
Edwin Philip Barber, 61, of Henderson died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 18, 1943, in Belleville, Ontario. A resident for 20 years, he was a professional gambler.
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Salvation Army auxiliary dolls it up for charity
Elana Graham, a longtime Las Vegas resident, is known for her service to organizations that support the welfare of children. Attending auxiliary members and their guests celebrated the season by bringing a new doll or ...
8:33 a.m.
Monorail safety drills wrapping up
The Las Vegas Monorail could be within days of reopening, but before it can legally start carrying passengers again, the trains must be ready for a string of possible glitches that now includes pieces falling ...
8:33 a.m.
Union says new air controllers are needed now
Source: Federal Aviation Administration
8:33 a.m.

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