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Archive for February 6, 2004

Gladiators set to show off 'O'
(All times PST)
11:38 a.m.
Fumes kill family of three
Ways to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning:
11:32 a.m.
United, Ted set third LV-Dulles flight
CHANTILLY, Va. -- Some airline passengers in and around the nation's capital could soon be looking for Ted.
11:32 a.m.
Man arrested in slaying
Mario Antonaccio was charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Juan Gurrero, Metro Police said. The shooting allegedly occurred during an argument.
11:32 a.m.
High school zones recommended
It took nearly seven hours of heated -- and sometimes tearful -- discussion Thursday, but the Attendance Zone Advisory Commission hammered out recommended boundaries for the three new high schools slated to open in Clark ...
11:31 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 6, 2004
The drill, code named "Blue Odyssey," was the sixth such security trial to train for mass casualties from chemical, biological or nuclear attacks. The exercise is also expected to include mock hostage scenarios at sea, ...
11:30 a.m.
Chancellor defends scholarship program
Guinn said today that the consultant used 2000 figures in estimating the number of high school students going to college. His Millennium Scholarship program had been in effect only one year, the governor said.
11:29 a.m.
Lobbyists are key to state, local funding
WASHINGTON -- Beyond Nevada's five elected officials in Washington, Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas spend close to $33,000 a month combined to protect their interests in Washington, with Clark County and the state ...
11:28 a.m.
Animal clinic opens
Animal clinic opens
11:27 a.m.
Victim found shot in laundry room
A resident of the Pine Woods apartments at 3601 Cambridge St., across from the Boulevard mall, stopped in the laundry room to throw away some trash and, when he turned on the light, he found ...
11:26 a.m.
Man killed in alleged robbery
Donald J. Ursem was watching television in his home in the 5700 block of Carl Avenue, near Vegas Drive and Jones Boulevard, when he answered the door about 8:30 p.m., police said.
11:26 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: FBI agents may find more gems
So the government's notorious witness must be earning his keep.
11:25 a.m.
Galardi's $1.1 mil. fine put on hold
District Judge Jennifer Togliatti this morning put on hold the more than $1 million fine that the Las Vegas City Council had leveled against strip club mogul Jack Galardi.
11:24 a.m.
News briefs for Feb. 6, 2004
Nevada has added former Interstate Commerce Commission official Paul Lamboley to its Yucca Mountain legal team as a transportation expert, Attorney General Brian Sandoval announced Thursday.
11:23 a.m.
Former GOP Sen. Hecht owes life to Democratic candidate Kerry
Former U.S. Sen. Chic Hecht of Nevada is a staunch Republican, but he thanks his lucky stars for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts.
11:23 a.m.
Criminally insane center in LV eyed
CARSON CITY -- The state Public Works Board plans to examine whether it would make more sense to build a new center for the criminally insane in Las Vegas instead of expanding the existing one ...
11:23 a.m.
State to sue BLM over funds for wild horses
The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners voted unanimously this morning to sue the federal government for a larger share of money to manage Nevada's wild horse and burro population.
11:23 a.m.
Judge rules prostitution ordinance too broad, vague
A Clark County anti-prostitution ordinance is too broad and too vague -- and therefore unconstitutional, a Justice Court judge ruled this week.
11:23 a.m.
Business leader warns of Yucca nuclear waste perils
The only thing that could stop another era of growth in Southern Nevada would be an accident in the transportation of nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain, a leading opponent of the proposed underground repository northwest ...
11:22 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Feb. 6, 2004
A one-stop job search center will be set up to help laid-off workers from the Castaways hotel-casino. The center will operate at Nevada Partners in North Las Vegas beginning Tuesday and ending Friday.
11:21 a.m.
Ex-LV residents indicted on fraud charges
Three former Las Vegas residents have been indicted on fraud charges for allegedly operating an illegal loan scheme.
11:21 a.m.
Slave and child labor protest set for Las Vegas Strip
Chocolate giant Mars Inc. says it is doing its part to eliminate child and slave labor in the farming of African cocoa -- but activists disagree and are taking the issue to the Las Vegas ...
11:12 a.m.
Critics say utility's land-sale profit must figure in rates
In August, Nevada Power Co. auctioned off 22 acres along Flamingo Road. The electric company made $24.8 million on the sale and touted it as a victory for ratepayers.
11:11 a.m.
HCA names Sunrise CEO
Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Inc. chose Robinson to oversee hospital operations at Sunrise and its adjacent Sunrise Children's Hospital, which together make up the state's largest hospital with 701 beds. He will also be the market ...
11:10 a.m.
Hospital industry's profit soars in Nevada
CARSON CITY -- University Medical Center, the financially troubled Clark County-owned hospital in Las Vegas, posted a $17.6 million loss last fiscal year -- the second straight year the hospital has failed to break even ...
11:06 a.m.
Parent company launches insurance subsidiary
Tempe, Ariz.,-based i/mx Cos. created Summerlin Life and Health Insurance Co. to offer an alternative to its subsidiary, NevadaCare Inc., a provider of health maintenance organization insurance.
11:06 a.m.
Unemployment rate declines
Payrolls rose 112,000 during the month, the Labor Department said today. While the gain last month was the most in three years, payrolls rose an average 196,800 a month during the record 10- year expansion ...
11:03 a.m.
Educators say librarians' class won't be repeated
Clark County School District officials say a "well-intentioned but misguided" attempt by a librarian to teach third graders about racism won't be repeated.
10:49 a.m.
Maddux in no hurry to sign a new deal
As his time without a Major League Baseball team ekes into a fifth month, Greg Maddux continues to refuse to add fuel to public speculation about whose uniform he will be wearing when he wins ...
10:48 a.m.
Lobos: A blueprint for packing The Pit
ALBUQUERQUE -- It's a Saturday night in January, and traffic in the right-hand lane on Interstate 25 near downtown Albuquerque is backed up as far as the eye can see. Cars of all makes and ...
10:47 a.m.
Seeking an audience
About 15 minutes after Saturday's game against New Mexico in Albuquerque, UNLV's RanDee Henry, the leading scorer in the Mountain West Conference, stood atop the ramp that leads to the playing floor at the famous ...
10:47 a.m.
Plenty at stake on UNLV's brutal road trip
Thanks to Monday night's 63-50 upset of Air Force, the UNLV Rebels (12-6, 3-3) suddenly find themselves back in the thick of the Mountain West Conference race.
10:47 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Two sides to one very big coach
Rick Majerus has always enjoyed a favorable image and reputation.
10:46 a.m.
Penn tops list of bidders for Illinois casino license
Illinois regulators Thursday published the bids from seven companies that will compete for a 10th casino license up for auction. That license is now held by a company in bankruptcy.
10:46 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Southern Nevada still running in 'Idol'
The Las Vegas Academy grad, whom we wrote about after his earlier appearance on the popular Fox network talent competition, made it as far as Wednesday night's show. At that point he was sent home ...
10:41 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Wallace looks to end 0-fer Daytona streak
If perseverance and optimism count for anything, Rusty Wallace is already halfway to securing his first Daytona 500 victory.
10:39 a.m.
Knight competitive, even at salad bar
So far that LoRo gets special mention here instead of that space just below. Sophomore guard Nate Robinson went for a career-best 31 points against the Wildcats, and UDub might be close to returning to ...
10:35 a.m.
Before the Lady Rebels' game against Brigham Young Thursday night, Mark Wasik of the UNLV sports information office gave media a sneak peek at the brochure UNLV will be sending out to promote forwards RanDee ...
10:32 a.m.
Fishing report: Anglers haul rainbow trout at Lake Mead
NDOW creel census clerks said that fishing pressure dropped from the previous week, but those who did fish were successful landing stocked rainbow trout. Shore anglers using PowerBait caught fish that averaged 11 inches.
10:20 a.m.
Appeal rejected in death of woman, 86
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the latest petition of William Castillo, who was sentenced to death in the tire-iron slaying of an 86-year-old woman in her Las Vegas home.
10:16 a.m.
Sullard leaves manager's post ahead of schedule
Boulder City Manager John Sullard's last day on the job was supposed to be Feb. 26, but Sullard actually worked his last day at City Hall last week and is now on paid administrative leave ...
10:16 a.m.
Board takes no action on raises
The Clark County School Board met for 2 1/2 hours Thursday to discuss Superintendent Carlos Garcia's independent decision to give two top administrators 10 percent raises but concluded the session without taking any disciplinary action.
10:16 a.m.
Man with knife killed in home
A knife-wielding man was shot and killed shortly after 5 a.m. today after he entered a home near Charleston Boulevard and Christie Lane, Metro Police said.
10:07 a.m.
Letter: Kucinich would stop aggression
I was so impressed I started doing my homework on Kucinich. The more I discovered the more excited I got about the prospect of seeing the representative from Ohio in the White House. Then he ...
9:53 a.m.
Letter: Special interests rule Democrats
Is not John Kerry able to mortgage a mansion to get campaign money? Is not John Edwards a rich trial lawyer who has sued doctors, insurance companies and gotten huge settlements that we the taxpayers ...
9:51 a.m.
Letter: Bush's spending is irresponsible
Bush is behind the most irresponsible display of spending this country has ever seen. The president chooses to excessively fund wars in Iraq and Afghanistan along with a Medicare package that hurts senior citizens.
9:51 a.m.
Letter: Nuke dump would be foolish
Use the Yucca Mountain site as a 200- to 500-year repository. Yes, we probably can store that nasty nuclear stuff quite safely for that long.
9:51 a.m.
Letter: Get Bush out of White House
Before this latest idiocy, intelligent, informed Americans had thought that nothing could cause more helpless laughter than Bush's Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge proudly whipping out his scare-tactic terror color thing before every major holiday, ...
9:34 a.m.
Letter: Cost/benefit analysis on Yucca needed
I wish to quibble with Strolin's reference to the forecast that property values along "likely" transportation routes to the repository could decline between $5.6 and $8.8 billion if some unspecified accident were to occur. We ...
9:34 a.m.
Minnesota governor seeks revenue from tribes
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Call it either a threat or a bluff, but Gov. Tim Pawlenty suggested on Thursday that Indian tribes with casinos had better share some profits with the state or prepare for ...
9:26 a.m.
Fund tied to LV broker fined $350 million
BOSTON -- The company that invented the mutual fund 80 years ago was formally swept up in the improper fund trading scandal Thursday, as Massachusetts Financial Services agreed to $350 million in settlements that also ...
9:25 a.m.
Business briefs for Feb. 6, 2004
GOLDEN, Colo. -- Adolph Coors Cos. said fourth-quarter earnings jumped 78 percent, more than analysts had forecast, because of rising U.K. sales and lower costs.
9:25 a.m.
Goodman ethics complaint denied
The state has declined to investigate an alleged ethics violation filed against Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman for hosting a cocktail party meant to promote his son's business during the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting ...
9:24 a.m.
Teamsters local loses fight to withdraw from state plan
CARSON CITY -- A Teamsters Union local has lost again in its battle since 1999 to pull its members out of the state health insurance plan.
9:24 a.m.
Regulators promote in-state vendors
JACKSON, Miss. -- Any time customers order antipasto at the Beau Rivage casino or scoop up heaping salads at the Isle of Capri buffet in Biloxi, they're eating Mike Alise's vegetables.
9:13 a.m.
Doctor challenges O'Connell in Senate
CARSON CITY -- Las Vegas physician Joseph J. Heck said Thursday he would challenge state Sen. Ann O'Connell, R-Las Vegas, in the Republican primary election in September in Senate District 5.
9:02 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: They buried a caring man
In January 1968 the Boys Town graduate was in command of the U.S. spy ship Pueblo when it was captured by North Korean ships. The Pueblo, armed only with twin .50 caliber machine guns, was ...
9:02 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Bartlett Elementary School, 1961 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson; noon to 5 p.m., KH Home Nevada Inc., 750 Pilot Road, Suite F; 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Las Vegas College, 4100 ...
9:01 a.m.
Got milk? Girl Scouts launch their 53rd annual Cookie Sale
Like traditional pinatas, the new cookies have surprises inside including strawberry jam, a touch of cinnamon, a crumb topping and white sugar glaze.
9:01 a.m.
Community briefs for Feb. 6, 2004
The Alliance of Black Culinarians will be hosting the 13th annual Gourmet Grazer from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Stardust Pavilion.
9:01 a.m.
Teen suspect in slaying linked to home invasions
The 16-year-old boy charged with killing a Las Vegas man in a home-invasion robbery burglarized other homes in the months leading up to the slaying, prosecutors said Thursday.
9:01 a.m.
Gazlay's trial is postponed
Gazlay, 19, was scheduled to stand trial next week on a single count of battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm related to the burning of 18-year-old Jason Cammilleri at ...
9:00 a.m.
Metro honors citizen who rescued flood victims
During the flash flooding on Aug. 19 in northwest Las Vegas, Ron Dehro helped Metro officers rescue an elderly couple who were stuck in their submerged car at Craig Road and Tioga Way. He then ...
9:00 a.m.
Obituaries for Feb. 6, 2004
Sidney Acirbo, 57, of Las Vegas died Jan. 29 in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Hawaii. A resident for six years, he was a carpenter, an Air Force veteran and a ...
9:00 a.m.
Quitoriano, fighter for paralyzed veterans, dies
Lupo A. Quitoriano survived two tours of duty in Vietnam only to be paralyzed in a 1971 automobile accident 28 days after he returned to the United States.
8:59 a.m.
Petition on funding education gathers steam
Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would require the Nevada Legislature to fund education before approving other appropriations said their petition drive is off to a fast start.
8:59 a.m.
Task force looks into professors' productivity
A Nevada System of Higher Education task force is investigating ways to ensure professors are accountable for their contracted duties and that taxpayers are getting the most for their education dollars.
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: House needs to tighten its ethics rules
The latest example would be Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La., if he takes a job as the pharmaceutical industry's top lobbyist. Nevadans remember Tauzin for his aggressive support of Yucca Mountain as the issue headed toward ...
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: No imminent threat?
This is not what we were hearing from the White House a year ago and thereafter in the lead up to the war with Iraq. Secretary of State Colin Powell, in his presentation last February ...
8:58 a.m.
He Solemnly Swears: UNLV's staging of 'Lenny' coincides with pardon of controversial figure
In this case, the timing couldn't have been more perfect.
8:36 a.m.
On Display for Feb. 6, 2004
Fantasy artist Vicki Visconti-Tilley will exhibit her watercolor and oil paintings from Monday to March 15 at the Paseo Verde Library, 280 S. Green Valley Pkwy. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to ...
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Volunteers living the free life
Join the volunteer ski patrol.
8:32 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: 'Breakfast' celebrates 40 years of Beatlemania
For diehard fans of the Fab Four, such as local Beatles historian Dennis Mitchell, Feb. 7, 1964, marks a critical day in this country's musical history.
8:32 a.m.
Surf's up for reunited Pixies
The Pixies are back!
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Love is in the air at Tropicana lounge
But it isn't a big trend. As far as I know so far there are only two such cases.
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Options abound for your hungry valentine
Make reservations wherever possible. Romance thrives under hassle-free conditions.
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Blair unfazed by brushes with greatness
In 1980 Blair -- who formerly worked as a singing-guitar player, entertaining diners at New York restaurants with his original song parodies -- walked into a comedy club in the Big Apple, owned by none ...
8:30 a.m.
Holmes improves on already impeccable show
Clint Holmes recently unveiled his new show at Harrah's, an annual event since he debuted there in January 2000.
8:29 a.m.
Museum opens doors to Latin American exhibit
"Fernando Botero Posters: The Evolution of a Master" includes more than 100 pieces spanning 40 years and comes from the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, Calif., where the exhibit ended Jan. 11.
8:28 a.m.
Datebook for Feb. 6, 2004
First Friday, a monthly cultural open house and street festival held in the downtown Las Vegas Arts District, will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. 384-0092.
8:26 a.m.
Truck rearends traffic, fiery crash kills at least three
The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 shortly before 3 p.m. between the Lenwood offramp and Outlet Center Drive, he said.
5:09 a.m.
Website aims to teach teens basics of money management
5:08 a.m.
Good Theatre
4:43 a.m.
Letter: Proposed zoo is a terrible idea
Feb. 7 - 8, 2004
4:42 a.m.
Editorial: Success, in microcosm
Feb. 7 - 8, 2004
4:35 a.m.
An understanding of anatomy
4:29 a.m.

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