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Archive for February 12, 2004

Tuition refunds may reduce college budgets
Nevada's universities and colleges may have to freeze hiring or eliminate some discretionary spending to reimburse students who paid out-of-state tuition this school year even though they had lived in the state for six months.
11:28 a.m.
Pressure on proposed West LV retail complex
Developer John Edmond is attempting to build a $55 million retail center in the heart of West Las Vegas, an economically stagnant area that has not seen much new construction over the years.
11:18 a.m.
Anti-Bush sentiment has Democratic fervor rising
If only her parents knew. Then again, maybe it's better that they don't.
11:16 a.m.
Six officers face inquest in man's death
Seven North Las Vegas police officers face a coroner's inquest after a medical examiner ruled that an incident in which a 25-year-old man died after a struggle with them in December was a homicide.
11:16 a.m.
Ex-prison supervisor jailed in sex, pay probe
The former supervisor of the minimum security prison camp near Indian Springs is in jail on multiple felony charges, alleging he arranged conjugal visits for an inmate in exchange for $100 per visit.
11:15 a.m.
Neighbors pay tribute to family killed by gas
"I lost my only child. I don't know if there'll ever be closure," Wood said of his son, Joel. "I lost my hunting buddy of 34 years."
11:14 a.m.
Lake Mead Hospital closing psych unit
CARSON CITY -- The Lake Mead Hospital Medical Center is closing its 22-bed adult psychiatric care unit, and that doesn't sit well with the head of the state's mental health division.
11:13 a.m.
Commercial real estate issues explored at NAI conference
Las Vegas has joined the ranks of cities that have grown large enough to merit specialized commercial real estate experts to handle transactions.
11:12 a.m.
Judge OKs conversion of bankruptcy to Chapter 7
The conversion occurred after the Castaways' primary creditor, Vestin Mortgage, foreclosed on the property and creditors filed claims stating that they had a secured interest in certain assets, Vestin bankruptcy attorney Candace Carlyon said.
11:12 a.m.
Legal fight over handbills is delayed
The ongoing battle over the distribution of fliers for adult entertainment and escort services along the Las Vegas Strip is scheduled to continue next month to allow attorneys the chance to review police reports of ...
11:12 a.m.
Snow in Rockies not much help to Las Vegas
There's good news and bad news coming from the Rocky Mountains for Las Vegas' water situation.
11:11 a.m.
Blacks make up nearly a third of homeless
Figures taken from an annual survey of the homeless in the Las Vegas Valley reveal an often overlooked but important characteristic of that population: nearly one in three is black.
11:11 a.m.
Car strikes two landscape workers, one dies
A woman was heading south in the 2500 block of Buffalo, just north of Smoke Ranch Road, in a gray PT Cruiser at a high rate of speed, Officer Jose Montoya, department spokesman, said.
11:07 a.m.
DA investigator charged with agreeing to fix warrants for sex
A senior investigator in the district attorney's office was arrested Wednesday on charges alleging he agreed to fix outstanding bench warrants for a woman in exchange for sexual favors.
11:06 a.m.
Gorbachev, H.W. Bush to promote Russian tourist venture in Vegas
Two historic world leaders credited with roles in bringing an end to the Cold War will meet in Las Vegas next month as spokesmen for a business venture that has its roots in Nevada.
11:03 a.m.
Remington's lawsuit stands
Tom Ray, attorney for the University and Community College System of Nevada, had filed the motion asking Glass to toss out the lawsuit in which Remington claims he should be reinstated to his presidential post.
11:03 a.m.
Cox posts loss
ATLANTA -- Cox Communications Inc., the fourth-largest U.S. cable television company, today reported a fourth-quarter loss of $11.3 million as it spent more for programming and on marketing aimed at convincing subscribers to sign up ...
11:01 a.m.
Grocer's loss narrows
The net loss shrank to $695.9 million, or $1.57 a share, from $1.05 billion, or $2.37, a year earlier, Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway said. Sales in the period ended Jan. 3 rose 2.7 percent to $11 ...
11:00 a.m.
VA boss remains firm on LV hospital plan
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's congressional delegation says Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi has made a verbal commitment to build a VA hospital, outpatient clinic and nursing home in Las Vegas.
10:57 a.m.
Trooper hit by car returns to work
Robert "Bobby" Kintzel is working part time -- four hours per day -- in the highway patrol's public information office, assisting spokeswoman Trooper Angie Wolff. Kintzel will be working in a civilian capacity, Wolff said.
10:56 a.m.
Longtime civic leader Pearson dies
When William "Doc" Pearson was appointed to the Las Vegas City Commission -- now the City Council -- in 1982, he was a virtual unknown in political circles, having never before run for office.
10:53 a.m.
Equity deal may advance Trump's plan for Nevada
ATLANTIC CITY -- Donald Trump's Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc. today said Credit Suisse First Boston's private-equity unit will make a $400 million investment in the owner of the Taj Mahal and other Atlantic ...
10:49 a.m.
Reno slot maker shuts down Internet site
Slot maker Sierra Design Group this week averted a move by Missouri regulators to revoke its gambling license in that state -- which could have threatened the company's business nationwide -- by shutting down an ...
10:49 a.m.
Station settlement details reported
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Station Casinos Inc.'s $38 million settlement of a Missouri lawsuit, which was reported Jan. 29 in the company's quarterly earnings statement, will result in a payment of $25 million to an ...
10:47 a.m.
Aztar Corp. remains bullish on LV Tropicana redevelopment plan
The parent company of the Tropicana hotel-casinos reported a 3 percent decline in fourth-quarter profit when business plummeted after a parking garage at the company's flagship property in Atlantic City collapsed and killed four workers. ...
10:46 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 12, 2004
"I would go to the board (of trustees) and say, 'It's now my conviction we can't do it,' " if the program's troubles persist, Harrington told the Daily News for today's editions. "The university's values ...
10:42 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Censors cool to Vegas Television debut
According to channel spokesman Michael Paskevich, its refusal to cut a sexually suggestive performance by former Stardust headliner Anthony Cools was the sticking point.
10:28 a.m.
Instructions from a racing legend
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- During his 34-year career as a driver in NASCAR's premier division, Buddy Baker won 46 races, including the 1980 Daytona 500, and raced against all of the legends of the sport.
10:24 a.m.
Blankson remains upset with Rebels' attitude, discipline
Two days after saying he had problems with nearly everyone and everything in the UNLV basketball program, after a sour loss to Utah in Salt Lake City, Odartey Blankson didn't temper his harsh words.
10:22 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Rebels: Is the head dead yet?
Given what has been going on within the basketball program, don't be surprised if UNLV drops "Win With the Rebels" and adopts Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry" as its new fight song.
10:21 a.m.
Nielsen boosts stock for next level
His throat tightened, making breathing more challenging by the minute, and the blackout was inevitable, none of which had anything to do with the pitching that Eric Nielsen saw last summer in the Cape Cod ...
10:17 a.m.
Rumor of Daytona shift dispelled by France
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR chairman Brian France on Wednesday shot down the notion that the sanctioning body would juggle the Nextel Cup Series schedule to include Daytona International Speedway in the final 10-race "Chase ...
10:13 a.m.
Trimmed down state field means thrills in region play
With money down, the importance of the region basketball playoffs is up -- way up.
10:11 a.m.
Teacher's union readies initiative for more funding
A ballot initiative by a Nevada teacher's union would give the state until 2012 to figure out how to increase per-pupil funding to the national average.
9:45 a.m.
Reid seeks answers to Yucca dust
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans to call and write letters to Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and Environmental Protection Administrator Mike Leavitt this week to air his concerns on dust dangers to workers at Yucca Mountain.
9:44 a.m.
C-M has numbers to defend title
With 11 wrestlers qualifying for the state tournament, one might think that Cimarron-Memorial coach Mike Garcia would be satisfied.
9:43 a.m.
Catching up with...C.J. Watson
Where he is now: Tennessee
9:42 a.m.
Pastor plans law enforcement meeting
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church at 500 W. Monroe Ave.
9:42 a.m.
Obituaries for Feb. 12, 2004
Edward Ayala, 63, of Henderson died Jan. 26 in Henderson. A wholesale salesman, he was born Dec. 26, 1940, in Santa Barbara, Calif.
9:41 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Lewis good to walk away with chin up
In the aftermath of Lennox Lewis' not-so-surprising decision to retire Friday at the age of 38, columnists and reporters alike have derided the heavyweight champion for an assortment of perceived shortcomings.
9:36 a.m.
Finally, a boxing movie worth seeing
The movie itself may not have been years in the making, but the project has certainly had a lengthy shelf life.
9:36 a.m.
News briefs for Feb. 12, 2004
A North Las Vegas man convicted of gunning down a young couple was formally sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole.
9:35 a.m.
Fight schedule
At the Fort Cheyenne Casino, North Las Vegas, Dante Craig, Cincinnati, vs. Dorian Beaupierre, Dominican Republic, 10, junior middleweights.
9:34 a.m.
CSFB in takeover deal for casino operator
Trump said DLJMB's proposed investment is in the form of common equity and will, if completed, result in a substantial deleveraging of the company's balance sheet. DLJMB would also become the majority shareholder of Trump ...
9:21 a.m.
Feds move to clean up industry
The Securities and Exchange Commission, which has been making a series of changes in rules governing the mutual fund industry, is promising relief to investors from fund abuses by early summer.
9:20 a.m.
Nearly $1.4 million spent on gambling referendums
Fewer than 11,500 voters cast ballots on Dec. 30 as the two cities turned thumbs down on proposals that would open the door to a harness track with slot machines.
9:19 a.m.
Letter: Plan won't help nursing shortage
The president's budget increases funding for scholarships and loans for basic nursing training by reducing the funding for advanced nursing education grants. Our nation does need more nurses with basic training to enter the field, ...
9:12 a.m.
Letter: 'Land grab' is misleading term for heart of Israel
In 1949, armistice lines (now called the "green line") separated Israel from the heartland of Judea-Samaria when Jordanian forces illegally annexed it. That's like an enemy country claiming the heartland of America for itself. The ...
9:11 a.m.
Editorial: HUD report challenges new board
Among the assertions in the HUD report is that the Housing Authority committed $2.9 million for repairing or replacing public housing -- without first obtaining HUD approval. Now the federal agency is saying it wants ...
9:07 a.m.
Editorial: Come clean on contract
The company's record demonstrates that its contracts should be open for public examination. The latest Halliburton contract, worth up to $1.2 billion and awarded last month, gives the company responsibility for restoring Iraq's oil economy. ...
9:07 a.m.
Four arrested in auto sales scam
CARSON CITY -- Four people have been arrested in Las Vegas in an auto scam in which dozens of peoples lost their vehicles, the state attorney general's office said Wednesday.
8:56 a.m.
Community briefs for Feb. 12, 2004
Consumer Credit Counseling Service is offering the class "Making Ends Meet and Dreams Come True" from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at 2650 S. Jones Blvd.
8:55 a.m.
Ely mayor loses bid to keep office
CARSON CITY -- Ely Mayor Robert Miller believes he will remain in office even after a ruling by the Nevada Supreme Court that he was not eligible to run for re-election in 2003.
8:54 a.m.
Poetry honors black history
This year's winners were chosen from nearly 500 entries received from classrooms throughout Clark County.
8:52 a.m.
Supreme Court rejects appeal in LV killing
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the first-degree murder conviction of Robert Whitesell, sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for slitting the throat of a 67-year-old woman ...
8:52 a.m.
Sub teacher's criticism of Bush probed
Clark County School District officials are investigating a parent's complaint that a substitute teacher at K.O. Knudson Middle School told seventh graders the war in Iraq wasn't about a search for weapons of mass destruction ...
8:52 a.m.
Reno NCO named Soldier of the Year
Spc. Leon Ferran of Reno has been named the Soldier of the Year for the Nevada Army Guard for 2003. He received his award from Brig. Gen. Randall Sayre, the commander of the Nevada Army ...
8:52 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Danger lurks on Internet
When my daughter was young, I remember one of the big, new issues of parenting was how much television our kids should watch, whether they should view it in the presence of a parent, whether ...
8:51 a.m.
City Cops' series focuses on Metro officers
For more than a decade the syndicated hit "Cops" has given glimpses into the world of law enforcement: from the arrests and backyard rundowns to the high-speed car chases and shirtless criminals with mullets.
8:18 a.m.
Line 'Em Up: Eager Valentines will say anything to find an opening
"My name is Justin. Justin Credible.
8:14 a.m.

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