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Fast-rising Killers return to Vegas for sold-out show
A look at a few of Southern Nevada's New Year's Eve weekend concert options:
3:29 p.m.
Top 25 Fared
No. 1 Southern Cal (12-0) did not play. Next: vs. No. 2 Oklahoma, Orange Bowl, Jan. 4.
12:04 p.m.
Officer fires at driver in stolen truck
The chase began about 2:20 a.m. when the motorcycle officer, whose name was not released, attempted to pull over two trucks seen racing on Jones Boulevard near Oakey Boulevard.
11:26 a.m.
Victim was preparing for life in Vegas
It was supposed to be one last adventure before settling in Las Vegas.
11:24 a.m.
Causes of crashes determined
The $31.9 million F-15C Eagle crashed about 60 miles northeast of Nellis on June 18 after Maj. David Graff, was forced to eject due to a dual engine flameout. At the time Graff was a ...
11:24 a.m.
More rain expected; cleanup continues
As Las Vegas residents detoured around water-logged roads Wednesday, the next winter storm pounced on Northern California and is expected to move into Southern Nevada tonight through Friday.
11:20 a.m.
Domestic violence cases continue to rise
For the past three years, the number of domestic violence cases in Las Vegas and unincorporated Clark County has steadily increased, and the total for the first 11 months of this year was 3 percent ...
11:20 a.m.
The flu season begins
Flu season has officially arrived.
11:19 a.m.
Survey: State workers' pay is low
CARSON CITY -- Salaries of state workers are about 20.6 percent lower than salaries in Nevada's private sector and the pay of employees has not kept up with the consumer price index, a new state ...
11:19 a.m.
High winds a concern for fireworks planners
Rain may dampen the New Year's Eve crowd, but only wind will keep the fireworks from lighting the Las Vegas sky for the first minutes of 2005.
11:18 a.m.
Prime medical facility takes shape in valley
The Nevada Cancer Institute is so far only a skeleton. But walking through it, you only need a little imagination to see the flesh on the bones.
11:17 a.m.
Repairs to streets, drains expected to cost thousands
Cleaning up and repairing streets and drainage systems in the wake of the rains that have rolled in at the end of the year will cost tens of thousands of dollars, officials say.
11:16 a.m.
County grapples with rise in criminal cases
An unexpected increase in the number of criminal cases being prosecuted has forced the Clark County District Court to reshuffle judges' caseloads, the court's administration said.
11:11 a.m.
Sports briefs for December 30, 2004
Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months' probation after pleading guilty in a Salisbury, Md., court to drunken driving.
10:56 a.m.
Ruffin plans to redevelop New Frontier without partner
Billionaire Phil Ruffin said Wednesday he intends to redevelop the New Frontier without a partner and is considering building a second massive condo tower on the property with Donald Trump.
10:54 a.m.
Judge releases opinion affirming Nevada Power ruling
A federal judge has issued an opinion reiterating an earlier bankruptcy court decision saying Nevada's two major electric utilities could have to pay a judgment in favor of Enron Corp.
10:53 a.m.
Tribes, environmentalists in Oregon clash over plan
CASCADE LOCKS, Ore. -- For 12,000 years or more, Columbia River tribes gathered nearby to do business with distant tribes. Now they want to come back -- to deal blackjack and poker.
10:52 a.m.
Gaming association holding strategy planning session
The planning session also comes after the withdrawal from the association of Beau Rivage, MGM's showplace in Mississippi and one the organization's biggest financial contributors.
10:51 a.m.
Poker champion fights off attacks at casino
The soft-spoken patent attorney from Stonington, Conn., fought off a pair of attackers Dec. 20 at the Bellagio after he had finished playing a cash game of poker, according to a police report.
10:50 a.m.
Singapore may set tax for high rollers lower than Vegas
Singapore, proposing its first casino as part of a resort and convention center complex, is offering the company that operates it a gaming-revenue tax rate for so-called high rollers lower than that of Las Vegas.
10:50 a.m.
Nursing home opens
The 190-bed home, located at 10550 Park Run Drive, is the 24th skilled-nursing home in the Las Vegas Valley. The home is run by California-based Skilled Healthcare LLC.
10:48 a.m.
Year saw casino companies gearing up for consolidation
Other top 2004 Las Vegas business stories:
10:46 a.m.
Gaming firms again pay most property tax in Clark County
Clark County's largest property taxpayers came as no surprise: The county's largest gaming companies dominated this year's list as in years past.
10:44 a.m.
Airline to order 10 7E7s
Boeing said the deal would be worth about $1.3 billion at list prices, although airlines typically negotiate steep discounts. The airplanes are to be delivered beginning in 2009.
10:43 a.m.
Jobless claims fall
The Labor Department reported today that new applications filed for jobless benefits declined by a seasonally adjusted 5,000 to 326,000 for the week ending Dec. 25. That left claims at their lowest level since the ...
10:42 a.m.
Valley home sales surpass '03 numbers
Last year's record Las Vegas homes sales made many people rub their eyes with disbelief -- but with 2004 not even over, Las Vegas has surpassed its own record before the end of the year.
10:41 a.m.
Obituaries for December 30, 2004
Solomon Bloom, 77, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 27, 1927, in South Africa. A resident for 28 years, he was a retired theater producer and director.
9:41 a.m.
Holiday closings
SAFETY: Police and fire emergency services as usual. Administrative offices closed.
9:39 a.m.
CAT to adjust to closure of Strip
Temporary bus stops are marked with neon orange signs and will be placed as needed on poles, parking signs or other permanent fixtures.
9:38 a.m.
UNLV grads receive Army commissions
Three local students received not only their degrees, but also Army commissions following UNLV's recent winter commencement.
9:35 a.m.
'Plaid' looks to recapture Golden touch
Two months shy of four years after closing, "Forever Plaid" will return to Las Vegas.
9:34 a.m.
Music program for kids in need seeks donations from community
Directors will be hosting an open orientation on the program at 4 p.m. Monday at the Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., for both students and community partners.
9:32 a.m.
Community news briefs for December 30, 2004
Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon is scheduled to discuss peace prospects in the Middle East at 7:45 p.m. Jan. 18 at UNLV's Artemus Ham Concert Hall.
9:31 a.m.
Where I stand -- Anastasia Uretskaya: Serious about learning
Students from many high schools tackled such thorny issues as nutrition in schools, education reform and achievement testing, but one of the most heated topics was the controversy over schools instituting dress codes. Since the ...
9:14 a.m.
Rebels get to the point against Pan American
Ricky Morgan's knee-high-socks look turned a week old Wednesday, he began wearing those long braided locks at Pontiac (Mich.) Northern High and his mother, Sandra, instilled an ultra polite demeanor in him long ago.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Oh, baby, what a week!
For the casual observer, it must appear as if Las Vegas oddsmakers have been sipping a little too much egg nog this week.
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Local motorists must show more responsibility
I read in your newspaper, however, that the death rate on the state's highways is increasing yearly. As a newcomer, I believe I can see why. I drive frequently on many streets in Las Vegas ...
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Letterman had genuine concern
PATRICIA DUCHARME
9:11 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- LUCAYAN BEAUTY -- Irish-bred draws good box for mile opener, Baze aboard Becerra trainee, fits this sophomore filly field well. LITTLE FOXY BABY -- Startss alongside top pick for two-turn tag run, ...
9:11 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Bush cheapens civilian honor
While there's no question that Gen. Franks had a distinguished military career, there is nothing in his civilian life that should merit such a prestigious award, other then his campaigning for Bush.
9:09 a.m.
Double duty
It was about 2:30 Wednesday afternoon when Durango High School's assistant girls basketball coach began rounding up the team's equipment, putting away basketballs and water bottles and generally helping to herd the Lady Trailblazers out ...
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Hands-free security
From among 70 applicants, McCarran was one of 16 airports around the country chosen by the Transportation Security Administration to test a futuristic "portal" early next year. Passengers stepping into it won't be transported through ...
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: Watchdog gets sacked
The White House may not be talking, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out that Ervin's days were numbered once he started issuing reports about the Homeland Security Department that detailed wasteful spending ...
9:04 a.m.
Fishing report: Stripers running the shoreline
A shore angler said stripers have been running the shoreline in the early morning hours along Special Events Beach. He caught a 4-pound striper Friday morning by casting a silver and blue popper lure. Special ...
9:03 a.m.
Court reinstates malpractice suit against Vegas surgeon
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday reinstated a medical malpractice suit against a Las Vegas surgeon who treated a man for lower digestive tract problems.
9:01 a.m.
Death sentence in Reno killing upheld
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence for a man who fatally shot a Reno man who was dating the killer's ex-girlfriend.
9:00 a.m.
High court hits attorneys' pockets in probate cases
CARSON CITY -- The state Supreme Court Wednesday came down hard on a 5 percent attorney's fee that has become automatic in handling estates in Clark County.
8:59 a.m.
Residents want more notice on development proposals
Although successful in blocking an unwanted high rise in their area, members of a Las Vegas neighborhood association say the handling of the proposed project shows that residents need more notice earlier in the development ...
8:59 a.m.
Coming Up Roses
It seems unthinkable that a superstar rock guitarist could be overshadowed by his own head wear. Yet, night after night, the musician known as Slash draws his loudest cheers when he places his famed black ...
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: New Year's cocktails mix us up
After all, at $2,200 each, who could afford to drink more than one?
8:27 a.m.
Fast-rising Killers return to Vegas for sold-out show
A look at a few of Southern Nevada's New Year's Eve weekend concert options:
8:26 a.m.

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