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Archive for February 2, 2004

Hofbrauhaus opens
The more than 18,000-square-foot building features an indoor "biergarten" and beer hall. The restaurant and beer hall will import its beer directly from the original Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany. Owners and brothers Stefan and Klaus ...
11:23 a.m.
$880 million requested for Yucca
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department has asked Congress for $880 million for Yucca Mountain in the 2005 budget, marking the largest amount it has requested in its plan to store nuclear waste in Nevada.
11:06 a.m.
A dose of reality for 'crisis'
The proliferation of medical malpractice lawsuits in Nevada is not deterring medical students from coming to the state, but is affecting their training, students and officials say.
11:05 a.m.
Cop faces child abuse charge in hot-iron incident
A Metro Police officer will face a single felony charge of child abuse and neglect in connection with the slapping of his 13-year-old son and burning of the teen with a hot iron.
11:05 a.m.
NFL's letters may spell trouble for casino parties
About half a dozen hotel-casinos in Las Vegas either canceled or changed their Super Bowl parties after receiving cease-and-desist letters from the National Football League warning them that their big-screen broadcasts of the game violate ...
11:04 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Feb. 2, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO -- Cirque du Soleil offered Friday to reinstate an HIV-positive gymnast after federal labor investigators found "reasonable cause" to believe the Montreal-based circus engaged in job discrimination when it fired the performer because ...
11:04 a.m.
News briefs for Feb. 2, 2004
Operations were scheduled to return to normal today at High Desert State Prison near Indian Springs, where a one-day lockdown and six days of limited prisoner movement and services followed a Jan. 26 inmate stabbing, ...
11:04 a.m.
Chrysler's Zetsche insists division not in jeopardy
DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler unit will survive even if it doesn't increase profit in 2004, Dieter Zetsche, chief executive of the unit, said in reaction to a Barron's article that this will be a "make-or-break" year ...
10:58 a.m.
Creditor only bidder for the Castaways
Las Vegas mortgage lender Vestin Mortgage snapped up the Castaways hotel-casino for $20.7 million at a foreclosure auction for the property this morning.
10:57 a.m.
Banks' results mixed
Zions Bancorporation of Salt Lake City, owner of Nevada State Bank, reported significant loan growth in Nevada along with a fourth-quarter profit of $95.6 million, or $1.05 per share, up from the $87.5 million or ...
10:56 a.m.
Business briefs for Feb. 2, 2004
SAN DIEGO -- Gateway Inc. said its fourth-quarter loss widened as a result of a sharp drop in sales and charges related to its makeover from personal computer maker to consumer electronics company.
10:56 a.m.
Lake Mead Hospital executives named
Cory Countryman is the new chief operating officer and comes from Odessa Regional Hospital in Odessa, Texas.
10:56 a.m.
Fans enjoy exciting game
The National Football League may have tried to put a damper on Las Vegas Super Bowl parties with its threats to sue for copyright infringement if casinos charged for the gatherings or showed the game ...
10:50 a.m.
State gets high marks for mental health care
CARSON CITY -- Nevada "is a pioneer in the field of mental health" but the state falls short in providing health care for its children, a new report says.
10:49 a.m.
County panel to address demands of growth
Clark County commissioners today will formally unveil their plan to respond to growth in Las Vegas, taking a cue from their past efforts to deal with seemingly intractable issues.
10:48 a.m.
Police arrest 10 at DUI checkpoint
Super Bowl revelers driving west on Flamingo Road were put to the test Sunday night at a Metro Police DUI checkpoint.
10:48 a.m.
Program targets teen health issues
In an effort to better coordinate education and health programs for Nevada's students -- and particularly to address the problems of teen suicide and depression -- state education officials announced Saturday the creation of a ...
10:46 a.m.
Man shot by officer is in fair condition
Officer Noe Larios, 27, told investigators that he shot Michael Allen Carlucci of Las Vegas because Carlucci had lunged at him with a "military-type combat knife."
10:43 a.m.
Berkley's campaign raises $1.1 million
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., raised a little more than $1.1 million last year for her re-election bid, keeping her on par with her last election campaign.
10:43 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Super suits rock on at Hard Rock Hotel
But their conservative looks belie the fact that rock 'n' roll blood flows through their veins.
10:24 a.m.
Safety issue OK'd during stormy regents meeting
The university Board of Regents approved a $500,000 CCSN security initiative Friday to upgrade equipment at all campuses, but not without controversy and not without Regent Mark Alden filing another complaint with the Nevada attorney ...
9:43 a.m.
Regents briefs for Feb. 2, 2004
The Board of Regents approved a name change for the system it oversees to better reflect the various higher education institutions in the state, but stipulated no more than $1,000 could be spent on implementing ...
9:42 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: More than half of Eclipse winners retired to stud
Now that the trophies have been given out, the tuxedos put back in the closets and the celebration hangovers over, where will the 2003 Eclipse Award winners be showing up next?
9:38 a.m.
Officer cleared in shooting death
A Metro Police sergeant who shot and killed an unarmed man in December told a Clark County coroner's inquest jury Friday that he believed the man wanted police to kill him.
9:34 a.m.
High court reverses accident case
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that a person could be criminally charged with only one count of leaving the scene of a traffic accident, no matter how many people were injured.
9:33 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 2, 2004
After weeks of fits and starts, free-agent catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez signed today with the Detroit Tigers for a reported four years and $40 million.
9:30 a.m.
Liability insurer pullout led to crisis
As a result of the reduction in medical liability insurers, premiums rose and many physicians left or scaled back their practices. Also, the valley's only trauma center closed for 10 days.
9:22 a.m.
Retailer challenges law limiting large stores
Wal-Mart filed a lawsuit in state court over the law passed this month by the county's board of supervisors. It prohibits stores larger than 100,000 square feet from devoting more than 10 percent of the ...
9:20 a.m.
Trio of reports confirms rebound in U.S. economy
WASHINGTON -- Factories hummed, consumers kept the nation's cash registers busy and construction spending was brisk, says a trio of reports that offered fresh signs the economy's recovery has legs.
9:19 a.m.
UNLV hopes to take glass slipper off the conference's Cinderella
Gonzaga has worn the tag. So have such teams as Kent State, Princeton and Valparaiso in recent years.
9:11 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Patriots, Brady on track for greater goals
The dynasty and Hall of Fame comparisons remain intact. New England can consider itself the finest football team of the era and Tom Brady may yet have his bust on display in Canton.
9:09 a.m.
Gladiators hoping rewired offense can cause sparks
Sifting through a bag filled with shiny new toys, Frank Haege still finds himself looking for the batteries.
9:08 a.m.
Lady Rebels stumble in The Pit
ALBUQUERQUE -- According to the box score, a raucous sellout crowd of 18,018 -- the largest gathering to watch an NCAA women's basketball game this year -- jammed into the famous Pit Saturday night to ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Republicans can't handle the truth
Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla., says the intelligence failure is President Clinton's fault for not adequately funding the CIA in the 1990s. An e-mail myth is circulating that says the Democrats also thought Saddam was a ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Bush is targeting Social Security
For obvious reasons, Bush will not announce this cruel plan before the election. So seniors should not take the chance and let him be elected for the first time (he was appointed last time).
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Truth is lacking in news media
We should acquire a public service TV station and a newspaper that present facts without personal spin or bias and allow the people to use this information to come to their own conclusions about the ...
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Many better uses for BLM funds
Wasn't it just a short time ago when it was reported that several hundred million dollars in this fund was unspent and not allocated? Was this before or after Sens. John Ensign and Harry Reid ...
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Pro-lifer at odds with Democrats
But I am a Catholic and find myself seriously out of place with my party over the abortion issue and now the gay marriage issue. Becoming a Republican is out of the question for me, ...
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Math exam is fair for students to earn diploma
There isn't anything on the math exam that high school students must take to graduate that they shouldn't be able to pass if they want to earn a diploma and not have one handed to ...
9:04 a.m.
Website updated for CAT riders
The Regional Transportation Commission, which provides bus service throughout the urban area, has redesigned its website to provide better and more up-to-date information for riders.
9:00 a.m.
Obituaries for Feb. 2, 2004
June Altman, 72, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born June 5, 1931, in Detroit. A resident for 30 years, she was a retired card dealer.
8:59 a.m.
Others watch closely as first 'racino' opens
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- With a handful of dollars and a whir of 7s, jackpots and cherries, the state's big gamble on video lottery terminals began last week in a disorienting maze of 1,323 flashing ...
8:59 a.m.
Death of gaming leader Kelley almost unnoticed
The death of a longtime leading Las Vegas gaming executive last month might have gone unnoticed had the resort that he ran for 34 years not closed last week.
8:53 a.m.
Governor proposes state-owned casinos
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas could own and operate up to five "world-class, destination casinos," and video lottery terminals could sprout throughout the state, under a gambling initiative outlined Friday by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
8:52 a.m.
Editorial: Customer service is improving at DMV
A pilot project under way since September at the DMV's Carey Avenue branch in Las Vegas is trying to make things better, however. As the Sun reported Friday, instead of taking a number and waiting ...
8:49 a.m.
Editorial: Give housing plan a chance to take hold
No, the problem centered on the conditions that Henderson attached to the sale. The city, looking out for its residents' quality of life, insisted that 10 percent of the homes built on the land would ...
8:48 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for Feb. 2, 2003
We know it's Groundhog Day, and we certainly mean no disrespect toward everyone's favorite meteorologically inclined rodent, Punxsutawney Phil. But if it's all the same with our loyal readers, Sun Lite would rather forgo the ...
8:35 a.m.
Youthful Bowie shows off impressive body of work
Apart from a few deep lines in his well-tanned face, the 57-year-old British rock icon looked like a man half his age Friday night at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.
8:32 a.m.
Drew's 'All Stars' Carey the show just fine
"Drew Carey & the Improv All Stars" is an often-hilarious improv show. About the only thing missing is Carey.
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Painting is a nude awakening
A painting of a nude woman by Tuscarora pastel painter Sidne Teske received a chilly reception from top museum staff. And when asked to remove it from a museum exhibit of art by Nevada women, ...
8:30 a.m.
Commerical Center: Super Bowl ads receive mixed reviews
So who had the best Super Bowl ad?
8:28 a.m.

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