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Archive for February 10, 2004

Senators quiz Energy Department on Yucca budget
WASHINGTON -- Senators questioned the Energy Department's $880 million request for the Yucca Mountain Project today at the department's first hearing to justify its budget request for the next fiscal year.
11:30 a.m.
Las Vegas agent disciplined
Complaints are mounting against a Las Vegas real estate agent accused of selling and renting property he did not own.
11:30 a.m.
New penalty hearing ordered for condemned man
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court today ordered a new penalty hearing for death row inmate Marlo Thomas, convicted of killing two employees during a robbery of a restaurant in Las Vegas in April ...
11:29 a.m.
Cisneros in town to pitch Kerry to Hispanic leaders
When Clark County School Board member Larry Mason introduced Henry Cisneros at the Latin Chamber of Commerce Monday, he described the former director of the Housing and Urban Development Department as "the best thing since ...
11:27 a.m.
Senate race out for state treasurer
CARSON CITY -- Two-term state Treasurer Brian Krolicki said today he would not challenge Democrat U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, but it doesn't mean he's leaving politics.
11:27 a.m.
Mental hospital foes line up
A proposed $32 million state mental hospital is drawing fire from neighbors who say that while they agree a new hospital is needed, they say the hospital should be larger and be built on the ...
11:27 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE talks continue in Macau
The South China Morning Post newspaper in Hong Kong on Sunday reported that Ho's company Shun Tak Holdings and MGM MIRAGE were expected to announce a joint venture as soon as this week.
11:26 a.m.
Riviera loss widens
Losses at the parent company of the Riviera hotel-casino widened in part because the company won less from gamblers in Las Vegas and spent money on a successful effort to defeat a referendum that would ...
11:26 a.m.
Galardi lawyer cries foul over complaint
Topless club owner Jack Galardi's lawyer said Monday Las Vegas city officials were being either greedy or vindictive in their plan to file a second complaint over the strip club Cheetahs' liquor license.
11:26 a.m.
Murder suspect arrested in LV
Steven Arthur Cook was one of Kingman Police's most wanted following the shooting death of 36-year-old Bonnie Cook. Cook's boyfriend was also shot, but he survived.
11:25 a.m.
Car surfing: Deadly but not a crime
It is definitely dangerous and certainly ill-advised but car surfing apparently is not illegal.
11:25 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Old Vegas may survive after all
It was an exciting time.
11:24 a.m.
LV Housing Authority may have to pay back HUD
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has asked the Las Vegas Housing Authority to justify its use of about $3 million within 45 days or risk having to return the money to the federal ...
11:23 a.m.
United seeks to block probe of pension issue
United Airlines says its flight attendants and retirees were clearly warned that their health care benefits could wind up costing more as the company battled to emerge from bankruptcy.
11:21 a.m.
LV man arrested in Costa Rica on fraud charges
Las Vegas businessman Larry A. Stockett was arrested Friday on criminal fraud charges in Costa Rica, local and international authorities said Monday.
11:21 a.m.
Class-action suit against Mosley will be appealed
The lawsuit focuses on the case of Jeanette Faye Sadoski, who alleges that Mosley violated her civil rights by toughening her sentence and exposing her to double jeopardy.
11:21 a.m.
Office park construction continues
The site is in an area where not much new office park construction has been done in recent years. Rancho Courtyard will feature three 10,000 square foot buildings designed in a Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie ...
11:20 a.m.
Lodging giant's results improve
Travelers nudged hotel occupancy rates higher outside North America and boosted timeshare sales at resorts in Hawaii and California, the company said. Rising business travel led Marriott to follow Hilton Hotels Corp. and Starwood Hotels ...
10:57 a.m.
Debt raters divided on Boyd-Coast deal
The senior secured bank rating was cut to BB from BB+, senior unsecured debt was cut to B+ from BB- and subordinated debt was cut to B from B+.
10:56 a.m.
Viacom plans to shed Blockbuster stake
Blockbuster's business has been under pressure from cheap sales of DVDs through major retailers as well as emerging video technologies like video on demand and personal video recorders.
10:55 a.m.
Vegas ranks No. 3 on new list
California, where Las Vegas recruits for new businesses, has two cities on Inc.'s list of the worst places to do business: San Jose and San Francisco.
10:55 a.m.
Firms improve LV Medicare programs under new law
Las Vegas-area seniors on private Medicare plans such as Senior Dimensions and Secure Horizons will likely see additional benefits and a decline in premiums in March.
10:55 a.m.
Williams' attorney vows to fight on
CARSON CITY -- A defense attorney said Monday he will go to the federal courts if he is unsuccessful in the Nevada Supreme Court in securing a new trial for Jessica Williams, the woman convicted ...
10:53 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Magazine paves way for name recognition
One of the prizes in a contest sponsored by Jane magazine is getting a Las Vegas street named after you, with a ceremony presided over by Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.
10:26 a.m.
Team tune-up
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Jarrett didn't need to win the Budweiser Shootout Saturday night to know that he has a car capable of winning Sunday's Daytona 500.
9:51 a.m.
Dissension mars loss
SALT LAKE CITY -- Dazed, confused and very frustrated.
9:51 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Blowout loss hurts just as much as a close one
For those who wanted to see something different, something out of the ordinary, something a little less gut-wrenching and disturbing than a final-second loss from the UNLV men's basketball team, they got it Monday night.
9:50 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 10, 2004
A tractor-trailer rig slammed into a van carrying members of the Navarro College team Monday night in Paris, Texas, killing two players and injuring the seven other people who were riding in the van.
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: It's still a long way, but Frog Horns can play
OK, now that Texas Christian has officially been admitted to the Mountain West Conference effective the year after next and there's not a darn thing I can do about it, perhaps it's time to accentuate ...
9:47 a.m.
Use-of-force board applications accepted
Qualified applicants must live within Metro's jurisdiction and may not be personally affiliated with the department or related to any of its members.
9:45 a.m.
Metro officer: Car surfing not a crime
It is definitely dangerous and certainly ill-advised, but car surfing apparently is not illegal.
9:45 a.m.
News briefs for Feb. 10, 2004
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was arraigned Monday on drunken-driving charges and is expected to stand trial in March.
9:45 a.m.
Guest Column -- Brendan Gaughan: Life at Daytona has been good so far
Well, we wound up 19th after qualifying Sunday for the Daytona 500 and that's not bad at all for our first trip to Daytona with this new Penske-Jasper Racing Dodge.
9:44 a.m.
Teams take advantage of a rare 'dark' day
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- On-track activity Monday at Daytona International Speedway was limited to a tram that was taking visitors on a guided tour of the historic 2.5-mile track.
9:39 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- MARK OF COURAGE -- Hustling Espinoza on one of two Hofmans horses in this race, draws inner post for sprint Cal-bred sprint, Courage against foes has Mark Of gradaution here. ON THE ...
9:34 a.m.
Osteopath faces hearing in sex case
CARSON CITY -- The state Board of Osteopathic Medicine has set March 20 for a hearing on a complaint against Las Vegas osteopath Ed Hoffman, who is accused of having sexual relations with two of ...
9:25 a.m.
Henderson DMV office will be closed this weekend
People planning to visit the Henderson branch of the Department of Motor Vehicles this weekend will have to visit another location instead.
9:25 a.m.
Illegal confesssion claimed in appeal by convicted killer
CARSON CITY -- An attorney for death row inmate Steven Kaczmarek argued before the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday that Kaczmarek's conviction should be overturned.
9:23 a.m.
Oil producers to cut production
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries expects the combined cuts to curb its production by about 10 percent, or 2.5 million barrels a day.
9:18 a.m.
Man included in lawsuit against Henderson priest
A judge on Monday declined to exclude a local man from a lawsuit filed against a Henderson Catholic priest convicted of abuse.
9:11 a.m.
Obituaries for Feb. 10, 2004
Gordon "Andy" Anderson, 83, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born May 9, 1920, in Spring Valley, Wis. A resident for 44 years, he was a retired manager of a ...
9:11 a.m.
Tempers flare over CCSN leak
The leak of a confidential settlement offer from removed community college lobbyist John Cummings has parties on all sides of the ongoing Board of Regents saga pointing fingers.
9:10 a.m.
Town, parish fight over casino
Currently, 58 percent of 4 percent of Evangeline Downs' profits goes to the St. Landry Parish council.
9:10 a.m.
Letter: First Gulf War was effective
We controlled the air space over Iraq and wouldn't even allow them to fly over two-thirds of their own country. The people that Saddam gassed, 12 years ago, were people that we encouraged to overthrow ...
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Switch to clean power now
States such as Nevada and Arizona have the space available to build massive generating plants with acres of solar cells and solar boilers to super heat the water for nighttime generation of power that could, ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Perot was right about NAFTA's effect on jobs
Thanks to Lou Dobbs and his daily report on exporting American jobs, we can track the companies that care more about the "bottom line" than they do the nation that let them become the profitable ...
9:08 a.m.
BLM recommends five county land areas for protection
WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Land Management included five areas of land in Clark County in its list of proposed purchases for environmental protection released Monday.
9:06 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Collegiality sorely needed
If it wasn't one Speaker of the House it was another who uttered those words, meaning that whatever the national issues of importance might be, at the end of the day, just before that lever ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Sensible approach on fleeing suspects
It's more than just simply the number of chases dropping. The number of pursuits in which chases ended in a crash fell, too. There were 43 crashes in the same time frame measured in 2002. ...
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: Budget is great -- for some states
Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were mentioned as states that will be pleased that Bush is tripling the funding for the Great Lakes cleanup program. Residents in Pennsylvania and West Virginia also were ...
9:05 a.m.
Community briefs for Feb. 10, 2004
The Nevada Committee on Foreign Relations is holding its first statewide event of the year Wednesday, with a presentation by Banning Garrett, director of Asia programs for the Atlantic Council of the United States.
9:04 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Feb. 10, 2004
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:04 a.m.
Profitable 'Riverdance' continues ripple effect
Las Vegas has two of them, including "Lord of the Dance" at The Venetian and "Spirit of the Dance" at the Golden Nugget. "Spirit" has been on hiatus since December and is scheduled to resume ...
8:24 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Children deserve a safe bet
It's National Child Passenger Safety Week, and members of the Clark County Safe Kids Coalition want to make sure parents buckle up their children properly.
8:22 a.m.
Reel Love: Selecting the right date film calls for creativity, sacrifice
It has all the makings of a great Valentine's Day except for one ingredient. The movie.
8:20 a.m.

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