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Archive for February 4, 2004

Tauzin's resignation won't help Nevada's Yucca fight
WASHINGTON -- A leadership change in the House Energy and Commerce Committee will not make Nevada's fight against Yucca Mountain any easier, one member of Nevada's Congressional delegation said this morning.
11:19 a.m.
Local Kerry backers celebrate victories
Local supporters of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., celebrated their candidate's victories in five of the seven Democratic contests Tuesday as Kerry solidified his status as the front-runner for his party's nomination.
11:18 a.m.
Races for Nevada court draw increased attention
The spotlight doesn't usually shine on Nevada Supreme Court judicial races, but the focus could be laser-sharp this election season.
11:16 a.m.
Porter knows first-hand problem of identity theft
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., opened his credit card statement last year and found thousands of dollars in charges for merchandise he knew he did not buy.
11:14 a.m.
Political campaign signs popping up all over valley
It's going to be a long political season, especially since political signs are popping up now -- seven months before the primary.
11:14 a.m.
County selects southern site for heliport
Instead of a long-proposed but more controversial site, Clark County Commissioners on Tuesday selected an area about two miles south of Sloan as a new base for helicopters.
11:14 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Investigators will push for indictment of Moncrief
State agents, I'm told, are winding up an investigation into the muddled 2003 campaign finances of City Councilwoman Janet Moncrief.
11:13 a.m.
Sisters' accident raises safety issues
An accident that seriously injured an 11-year-old girl crossing Lake Mead Boulevard near Civic Center Drive was at least the eighth such pedestrian accident in three years in the neighborhood, safety experts say.
11:13 a.m.
Loyalty card will count points for food, show purchases
Glenn Schaeffer, president and chief financial officer of the company, did not give a specific time frame for the start-up of the plan when he discussed it with investment analysts attending financial presentations at the ...
11:12 a.m.
Investments planned at North Las Vegas hospital
IASIS finalized the sale of Lake Mead from Tenet Healthcare Corp. on Feb. 1 and announced new executives to lead the hospital Monday.
11:12 a.m.
Boyd honored
Boyd, whose company owns the Stardust hotel-casino, Sam's Town, three downtown Las Vegas properties and two Henderson casinos,received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the gathering of casino executives.
11:12 a.m.
Dog dies after being shot by Metro officer
Metro's fourth officer-involved shooting of the year occurred Tuesday, but instead of a citizen, an officer shot and killed a family's elderly dog in a fenced yard on 10th Street near Bridger Avenue.
11:10 a.m.
State fails to fund schools to meet classroom-size limits
Most Nevada school districts have more primary students per classroom than allowed by law because the Legislature hasn't given the schools enough money to reduce class sizes.
11:09 a.m.
News briefs for Feb. 4, 2004
Former President Bill Clinton will be in Las Vegas on May 17 for a Democratic fund-raiser, though details haven't been worked out on where and when the event will be held, said Jon Summers, communications ...
11:08 a.m.
Tax hike fears worry gaming industry
As state legislators make more zealous attempts to raise needed tax revenue, the casino industry is facing a deepening threat of higher state gaming taxes along with the newer, more intimidating prospect of state-owned casinos, ...
11:05 a.m.
Super Bowl produces record gaming win for Nevada books
The state Gaming Control Board reported today that $81.2 million was wagered on the game in which New England defeated Carolina 32-29. The sports books won an estimated $12.4 million or 15.3 percent of the ...
11:04 a.m.
NFL, CBS ad issue simmers
CBS won't broadcast the Super Bowl again for at least another three years, but the NFL still intends to talk to the network about why Las Vegas ads ran on some of its affiliates during ...
11:04 a.m.
Three plead guilty in fraud case
Three defendants in a Las Vegas mortgage fraud case pleaded guilty Tuesday.
11:02 a.m.
Harrah's profit down 34%
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. today said profit fell 34 percent in the fourth quarter as the company faced higher casino taxes in several states and costs for developing casinos.
11:01 a.m.
Dates set for Adelson projects
Responding to a question during a financial presentation at the American Gaming Summit, William Weidner, president of Las Vegas Sands Inc., said efforts are under way to prepare the property for construction, which would include ...
11:01 a.m.
Prep stars commit to colleges
In a bit of a down year for prep football prospects in Southern Nevada, the surprise winner is still UNLV.
11:01 a.m.
Trump's Riviera investment advances
CARSON CITY -- Real estate mogul Donald Trump gained preliminary state approval today to buy 10 percent of the Riviera hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip and he is eying other investments in Nevada.
11:01 a.m.
Nevada Power profit probed in hearings
Financial health and shareholder return were points of contention on Tuesday as Nevada Power Co. began defending a $133.5 million annual rate hike request before the state Public Utilities Commission.
10:56 a.m.
Summit examines affordable housing situation in Las Vegas area
In an attempt to grapple with what some believe is a growing problem in the Las Vegas Valley -- spiraling land costs compared to the slower growth in incomes -- the Greater Las Vegas Association ...
10:56 a.m.
Business briefs for Feb. 4, 2004
DaimlerChrysler today reported its profit for 2003 fell sharply to $564 million as the turnaround at its troubled U.S. Chrysler division and a one-time financial adjustment weighed on the bottom line.
10:56 a.m.
Automaker's profit off sharply
The U.S.-German company said it earned 448 million euros ($564 million) in 2003, down from 4.7 billion euros in 2002.
10:54 a.m.
Domestic fight ends in two deaths
Metro Police responded to 911 calls about gunshots being fired in front of the house about 9:30 p.m., and when officers arrived they found two bodies lying in the driveway, Sgt. Kent Hefner said.
10:49 a.m.
Feds back off on using funds for burros
The administration had proposed to use $2.3 million from the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act to put toward Nevada's share of it program to control wild horses and burros throughout the western states.
10:48 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'Harassment' lawsuit may have sunk 'Punk'd'
According to a suit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in April 2002, a Washington, D.C., couple, James and Laurie Ann Ryan, checked into the Hard Rock in January 2002 and found "what ...
10:29 a.m.
Last year's No. 1 eyes 2nd chance
A year ago, Cornell Johnson owned this time and all of its invincibility and promise.
10:04 a.m.
Gouldsmith set to do his coaching from the dugout
As much as UNLV baseball coach Buddy Gouldsmith admits that he never would have recruited a player of his size or ability, he would have liked to have heard otherwise in his younger days.
10:04 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Nunn touched stars in heyday
Invited to Michael Nunn's suite at the newly opened Mirage, I was greeted warmly as I arrived and was made to feel comfortable as we sat in the posh front room. We had known each ...
10:03 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Derek Daly says his F1 driving career is over
Derek Daly has no illusions of ever stepping back into a Formula One racecar -- even for a test session.
10:02 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 4, 2004
Three weeks after being named senior vice president of football operations for the Miami Dolphins, Dan Marino told owner H. Wayne Huizenga Tuesday that he had made a mistake and wanted to resign.
10:00 a.m.
Wranglers top Trenton in OT
The Wranglers face a two-week stretch of nine games that will likely test the endurance of goalie Marc Magliarditi:
9:57 a.m.
Investors trying to bring women's hockey to town
A group of unnamed investors is in discussions to purchase a women's professional hockey team and move it to Las Vegas, the team's president confirmed Tuesday.
9:56 a.m.
UNR prof wins Gunnerman Award
(Reno- A University of Nevada, Reno professor is being recognized for his work in advanced shock and vibration control systems.
9:51 a.m.
Rebels pick up local RB Peeples
It's been an unusually quiet recruiting year for UNLV coach John Robinson this winter.
9:46 a.m.
Supreme Court takes up battle over new Williams trial
CARSON CITY -- The Clark County district attorney's office goes before the Nevada Supreme Court next week in an effort to stop a new trial for Jessica Williams, the driver found guilty in the deaths ...
9:40 a.m.
Obituaries for Feb. 4, 2004
Mauritz Otto Danielson, 94, of Boulder City died Sunday in Boulder City. He was born April 4, 1909, in Laurel, Neb. A resident for 29 years, he was an agricultural inspector for California and has ...
9:40 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Dolan wins honors at PGA section pro-am event
The Spanish Trail Country Club was the site last week of the Las Vegas Chapter, Southwest Section of the PGA's ST Pro-Am, an individual low net for the professionals, and a one low net, one ...
9:38 a.m.
Consultant discusses effects of scholarship program
CARSON CITY -- The state's Millennium Scholarship program probably will not do much to increase the low percentage of Nevada students who go directly from high school to college, a consultant told state lawmakers Tuesday.
9:37 a.m.
DNA test: Ex-guard is dad of inmate's baby
CARSON CITY -- DNA testing has identified a former guard at the state women's prison in North Las Vegas as the father of a baby born to a female inmate, a state correctional official said ...
9:35 a.m.
Nevada delegation to concentrate on schools, transportation
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's congressional delegation aims to focus on transportation and education during this session of Congress while fighting for the state's share of the $2.4 trillion budget proposed by President Bush on Monday.
9:34 a.m.
Law to boost felons' voting not working
Seven months after becoming law, a 2003 bill meant to make it easier for certain former felons to get their right to vote restored is not achieving its goals, officials said.
9:20 a.m.
Party for mayor's son latest target of ethics critic
A Clark County man with a history of challenging the ethics of local politicians is taking on Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman again.
9:17 a.m.
Community briefs for Feb. 4, 2004
The Henderson Multi-Generational Center will host a wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the center, 450 Green Valley Parkway.
9:01 a.m.
Commission upbeat about challenges
Growth and its effects on Clark County's government and residents are the major challenges facing Southern Nevada, county commissioners said Tuesday in their annual State of the County report.
9:01 a.m.
Group targeting cyber-criminals gets a new home
The Nevada Cyber Crime Task Force has a new home in its hunt for hackers and cyber criminals.
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Tobacco industry is hard to fight
If legislators are smokers, it is less than likely that they can hear the message of the vast majority -- especially if they are funded by the tobacco industry that works full time in the ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: U.S. is a republic, not a democracy
First, if government funds are given directly to one religious group, then all religious groups can demand equal funding. How do you choose some groups to fund but not all? The government does fund private ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Nuclear dump's huge risks, costs outweigh benefits
Numerous studies done by the state of Nevada and Clark County have shown that the economic downside of Yucca Mountain has the potential to dwarf any economic benefits that might be associated with the project. ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: Tackling the barriers that face children
The Nevada Board of Education is responding sensibly to the findings by creating the Center for Health and Learning. The center will work closely with parents and school districts to identify students whose physical or ...
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: Mountain of danger
The admission came after word that some former workers at Yucca Mountain may have contracted the disease while drilling tunnels. In response, the Energy Department set up a program to screen current and former workers ...
8:58 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Valentine's shopping made sweet
This anonymous bon mot appears in a small volume, "The Lover's Quotation Book: A Literary Companion" (Pushcart Press, $10.95), that I found in a bookstore many years ago. I doubt it's still in print, but ...
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Monet preview raises funds for children
Bobby Baldwin, president and chief executive of Mirage Resorts, and former Gov. Bob Miller served as honorary chairmen of the dinner reception, silent auction and preview tour, with Sheila and John Arnos. Dave Kirvin, Joyce ...
8:17 a.m.
Italian Courses: For Ferraros, Flamingo Road eatery is all about family
Aesthetically it's a small change, but for the Ferraro family it carries significant meaning.
8:16 a.m.
Nevada superdelegates moving toward John Kerry
CARSON CITY, Nev.- As Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry scored big wins in a seven-state contest Tuesday, three of Nevada's seven Democratic superdelegates said they've changed from uncommitted to Kerry "leaners."
3:34 a.m.

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