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Archive for February 11, 2004

Shoe convention held at Sands Expo
Shoe convention held at Sands Expo
11:40 a.m.
Controversial ex-housing authority chief Sartini dies
Arthur D. Sartini, who as executive director of the Las Vegas Housing Authority for 17 years won acclaim for building hundreds of apartments for the poor yet drew allegations of rent-gouging, nepotism and insensitivity, died ...
11:26 a.m.
Gaming profit rebounded in fiscal 2003 after 9-11
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's gambling casinos posted profits of $845.3 million in the last fiscal year ending June 30, rebounding from a $33.5 million loss the year before.
11:25 a.m.
Firm buys apartment complexes
Firm buys apartment complexes
11:22 a.m.
Utilities' merger cost debated
Higher electric bills since the merger of Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno were the focus of testimony on Tuesday before the state Public Utilities Commission.
11:19 a.m.
Girl killed in accident remembered
More than 100 friends, teachers, classmates and family members who gathered to remember Adasha Edison Tuesday night were encouraged to take from her death a lesson in making choices.
11:18 a.m.
Underpass rises in stature
For what seems like a commonplace public works project, the railroad underpass on Bonanza Road is, well, making history.
11:17 a.m.
Report rips Housing Authority
A federal report that calls for an accounting of $3 million within 45 days also contains strong accusations of mismanagement and poor practices at the Las Vegas Housing Authority, including maintenance issues that left 40 ...
11:15 a.m.
Delay ends on St. Rose hospital in southwest
St. Rose Dominican Hospital-San Martin Campus broke ground in the southwest Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday after several years of planning and multiple delays.
11:13 a.m.
Police hooker stings prompt debate
Testimony by Metro Police officers during a hearing on the constitutionality of Clark County's anti-handbill ordinance has raised questions about how the department investigates prostitution cases, according to ACLU officials and attorneys.
11:12 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: LVCVA is sold on 'sex sells'
That might be too realistic for America to take, even by the standards of R & R Partners boss Billy Vassiliadis, the creator of the edgy advertising campaign that encourages tourists to live out their ...
11:12 a.m.
Suit over golf course to be settled
Boulder City is close to settling a lawsuit with the company that built the Boulder Creek Golf Club, and is negotiating an end to the management contract with the group that runs the course, the ...
11:11 a.m.
Nevada Power: E-mail shows Enron exploited contracts
Nevada Power Co. on Tuesday filed a new motion in its effort to persuade federal regulators to overturn a $338 million bankruptcy court judgment against Enron Corp.
11:10 a.m.
Owner faces charges for dog's 'rampage'
A northwest Las Vegas man whose pit bull killed a poodle and bit an elderly woman in December will face criminal misdemeanor charges for his dog's actions.
11:10 a.m.
Proposal would insure small-business workers
A new plan to be introduced today by state legislators would provide affordable health insurance to small-business employees without burdening state coffers, the plan's proponents said.
11:10 a.m.
Man, teen arrested following standoff with NLV police
Officers were dispatched to the 2500 block of Ellis Street, where a woman was robbed at gunpoint. She told police she knew where one of the suspects lived and led them to the 3700 block ...
11:01 a.m.
Nevada gaming win off
CARSON CITY -- After three straight months of gains, winnings at Nevada casinos slumped in December by 1 percent compared to December 2002 as table game revenue weakened.
10:52 a.m.
LV firm's casino plan advances
The proposals face additional approvals before they can move forward.
10:51 a.m.
LVCVA OKs new marketing, ads
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday unveiled a five-year marketing plan officials hope will deliver 39 million tourists -- a 10.4 percent increase over last year's total -- by the end of ...
10:46 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'View' visit brings Joy to Las Vegas
Your VegasBeat author was a regular on the morning drive-time show that Guardian Angels Lisa and Curtis Sliwa hosted immediately before hers.
10:34 a.m.
No restricting these drivers
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There was a time, not long ago, when you had to wait until after the two 125-mile qualifying races before you could predict who was going to be a contender for ...
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Still some bitterness toward CCSN
The dream was still alive a year ago, although it was winding down. The Community College of Southern Nevada was just about out of the basketball business.
9:48 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 11, 2004
Joe Kay, a Stanford volleyball recruit and a basketball player at Tucson High School in Arizona, was left partially paralyzed after being trampled when about 200 fans rushed the court to celebrate a basketball victory ...
9:47 a.m.
Rookie Mears has solid practice
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Second-year driver Casey Mears made a big impression during Tuesday afternoon's practice for the Daytona 500.
9:46 a.m.
Rebels look for fresh start under new coach Alameda
It might have been only an exhibition game, but it meant everything.
9:45 a.m.
Land deal could raise money for city
City Councilman Mike Pacini thinks he has an answer for all of Boulder City's financial problems.
9:45 a.m.
Palo Verde upsets Centennial
Led by stellar defense and goalkeeping, the Centennial Bulldogs allowed two goals all through the regular season.
9:45 a.m.
GOP begins process for delegates
Republicans put in their names Tuesday at the precinct meeting at the New Frontier.
9:44 a.m.
Recall group says it has gathered enough signatures
More than the required number of signatures have been collected to force a recall election of Boulder City Mayor Bob Ferraro and City Councilman Mike Pacini, a recall volunteer said Tuesday.
9:44 a.m.
City attorney responsible for Sullard's leave
Boulder City Attorney Dave Olsen took responsibility Tuesday for ousted City Manager John Sullard taking paid administrative leave during his last month on the job.
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Exber collects top honors again
Perennial champion Brady Exber, one of the game's most popular local competitors, was once again crowned the championship division's player of the year last week at the Southern Nevada Golf Association's annual awards banquet at ...
9:44 a.m.
News briefs for Feb. 11, 2004
A 37-year-old woman died Tuesday at University Medical Center after she lost control of her car on the Las Vegas Beltway approaching Russell Road about 11 p.m. Monday.
9:40 a.m.
Kerry to host public gathering Friday at Valley High School
Sen. John Kerry will appear at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Valley High School, 2839 Burnham Ave. For information, call Kerry Campaign Headquarters, 870-6906.
9:39 a.m.
Prosecutors allege murder-for-hire
Prosecutors on Tuesday laid out for jurors a complicated murder-for-hire scheme that began with a lesbian love triangle and ended in the brutal slaying of a UNLV student.
9:38 a.m.
Officers cleared in shooting of suspect
Metro Police's use-of-force board has exonerated two officers involved in a fatal shooting of a knife-wielding shoplifting suspect as well as two K-9 officers who shot at a carjacking suspect who later committed suicide.
9:38 a.m.
Murderer's appeal rejected
The court denied claims by Amati that his attorneys were ineffective.
9:37 a.m.
Schwartz, community volunteer, supporter of Israeli issues, dies
Bernice Schwartz was not afraid to speak her mind on political issues, even to people whose views were opposite hers.
9:25 a.m.
Obituaries for Feb. 11, 2004
Joseph W. Beachboard, 61, of Carson City died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Dec. 25, 1942, in Oklahoma City. A former Las Vegas resident from 1966 to 1979, he was a casino shift ...
9:23 a.m.
Reno girl named Junior Miss
Brooke Siem of Reno was awarded the title and a $3,000 cash scholarship.
9:19 a.m.
Community briefs for Feb. 11, 2004
Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center of Excellence, 100 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite No. 330, will offer a two-day seminar on reflexology from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
9:17 a.m.
Former CFO denies wrongdoing
Also Tuesday, lawyers for L. Dennis Kozlowski, Tyco's former chief executive and Swartz's co-defendant in the case, rested his defense without calling any witnesses. Swartz is the first witness for the defense to testify in ...
9:16 a.m.
UNLV dedicates childhood center
The Lynn Bennett Early Childhood Education Center, a 21,000-square-foot complex that serves 250 families with children ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years of age, was dedicated at the northwest corner of the UNLV campus.
9:16 a.m.
Justice Department may block PeopleSoft deal
U.S. opposition may thwart Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison's eight-month effort to gain control of PeopleSoft. Oracle last week raised its bid from $19 a share to $26, which PeopleSoft's board rejected as insufficient.
9:16 a.m.
Las Vegas company's plan for Missouri advances
ST. LOUIS -- Pinnacle Entertainment is betting on the St. Louis region.
9:12 a.m.
Port favors third casino
In return, the tribe dropped its objection to the port closing a street by its Emerald Queen Casino for a planned $210 million container terminal.
9:08 a.m.
Casinos face property tax
The tax is designed to immediately replace the $112 million the state owes the racetracks as a result of the court decision.
9:08 a.m.
Dispute arises over video poker
The report, commissioned by the Oregon Lottery and conducted by ECONorthwest, also says video poker retailers need less than $10,000 a year in compensation to get a fair rate of return on their lottery investment. ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Ban smoking from public areas
Having moved to Las Vegas from a state that is now following the lead of California and New York in banning smoking in restaurants and bars (that are not entirely separate from nonsmoking and all ...
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Intelligence was irrelevant to Bush
When contradictory intelligence was presented, it was ignored. Army Chief of Staff General Eric Shinseki told a congressional committee that it might take several hundred thousand troops to occupy Iraq. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz ...
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Bad intelligence about weapons led to war in Iraq
The hunt has continued since then involving our military and intelligence agencies, but not only has nothing been found, the Bush administration also is now saying that Saddam had the capability to create these weapons. ...
8:57 a.m.
McCarran boss to testify in Washington
WASHINGTON -- A recent increase in airline passengers' long waits to get through security at McCarran International Airport will be brought to Congress' attention this week.
8:56 a.m.
LVCVA postpones vote on $8 million grant for plaza
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday postponed voting on an $8 million grant for Henderson to build a new plaza outside City Hall.
8:56 a.m.
Census, tracking systems for area homeless planned
Two projects to count and then keep track of homeless men and women in the Las Vegas Valley are closer to becoming a reality, a county official said.
8:55 a.m.
Entire state plans teacher job fair
Hundreds of potential new teachers are expected to flock to a job fair Saturday at Foothill High School in Henderson -- the first time the state's 17 school districts have joined forces to recruit.
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Throwing ethics out the window
It's easy to understand why the camera-shy Cheney didn't want the public to see how chummy he was with Scalia. Cheney, you see, has a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving, of all things, ...
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Don't move center for the criminally insane
The Legislature approved spending $143,000 for a study and preliminary design of a new complex, a study by an architectural firm that also will analyze the feasibility of moving the center to Las Vegas. Carlos ...
8:55 a.m.
Ethics complaint against Goodman is revived
The ethics complaint against Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman was revived Tuesday by Robert Rose, whose first attempt was declined because of a technicality and a lack of original source material.
8:40 a.m.
Guinn opposes suit over wild horses
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn said Tuesday the federal government is working toward a solution to thin the herds of wild horses on Nevada rangelands and that he does not want to sue the ...
8:40 a.m.
Guinn says deal to buy state building might be too late
CARSON CITY -- A plan that could save the state more than $50 million was offered Tuesday as an alternative to a long-term lease purchase for a new state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ...
8:40 a.m.
Trial in toddler's death delayed
Sophia Mendoza, 20, was scheduled to stand trial next week on second-degree murder and child abuse and neglect charges in the death of Sierra Tisdale. But District Judge Donald Mosley postponed the trial until Feb. ...
8:39 a.m.
New voting machines wait
CARSON CITY -- The state Board of Examiners Tuesday delayed a vote on a $9.2 million contract for the purchase of new voting machines for Washoe County and rural Nevada.
8:39 a.m.
Fiscal 2003 gross and net profits report on Nevada casinos
- STATEWIDE: Grossed $18 billion, had EBITDA of $3.68 billion and $845.4 million net income.
8:31 a.m.
KNPR, KLAS to make news together
As part of the one-year agreement, KLAS will provide unlimited, non-exclusive access to all its locally originated news content to KNPR.
8:13 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Annual fund-raiser at Rio is good for the heart
The annual fund-raising gala for the American Heart Association provides money for far-reaching educational programs and research.
8:12 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Gifts are creature comforts
Sootheze bears, bunnies and other beasties are not only adorable, these aromatic soothers are herb-filled and ready for heating in a microwave. Sootheze are part of the recently-introduced Christine James spa product line.
8:12 a.m.
Sun auction sets record
The annual event benefitting the Sun Youth Summer Camp fund raised $1,259 from Sun readers through bids on promotional items received by the Sun's news gathering staff throughout the year.
8:10 a.m.
Highlights of 2003 revenue report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $9.63 billion win in 2003, up 1.9 percent. In December, clubs won $767.3 million, down 1 percent.
7:33 a.m.

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