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Sports briefs for February 24, 2004
The case of several Brigham Young football players accused of violating the Mormon school's strict honor code at a party where sex and alcohol were involved could be resolved as soon as next week. The ...
11:18 a.m.
Las Vegas stuck playing shorthanded on offense
Another day, another forward gone for the Las Vegas Wranglers.
11:17 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Dedication came a little late for Rebels
I guess it was the right thing to say when the cameras were rolling. But anybody who has followed Team Turmoil -- a k a the UNLV's men's basketball team -- probably got a big ...
11:17 a.m.
Slot maker Aristocrat's stock jumps despite loss
SYDNEY, Australia -- Shares of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd., last year's worst performer on Australia's benchmark index, surged 20 percent today after the world's second biggest slot-machine maker more than doubled its cash flow and repaid ...
11:09 a.m.
In plan, LV taps into Lincoln County water
A federal bill being drafted in Washington would tie groundwater sources in Lincoln County to Clark County in a network of proposed pipelines.
11:05 a.m.
Sentencing of teenager in DUI case may lead to change in laws
A sentence handed down to a 16-year-old boy charged with killing his three friends in a drunken driving crash could help change laws that govern the treatment of juveniles who commit crimes in Nevada, court ...
11:04 a.m.
Agassi explains business strategy
Las Vegas tennis star Andre Agassi hasn't determined just how much star power he will bring to the downtown Las Vegas hotel-casino he has invested in.
11:04 a.m.
Albertsons responding to Wal-Mart with new brand
Albertsons Inc., a big retailer in Las Vegas, plans to open low price "price impact" stores in multiple cities across the United States.
11:04 a.m.
Las Vegas lifts gaming stocks
The power of the Las Vegas casino business is driving gaming industry stocks to near-record heights, industry experts said Monday.
11:03 a.m.
Hospital opening set
The HCA Inc.-owned hospital passed the Nevada State Health Division's assessment and has only minor things to repair after the Nevada Department of Public Safety's assessment, hospital spokeswoman Annette Kinsman said Monday.
11:02 a.m.
Culinary launches new attack against Aladdin buyer
The letter is part of the Culinary's organizing campaign, which has been resisted by the current Aladdin owner and is aimed at pressuring Earl's group.
10:58 a.m.
Nevada sports book operator files plan for reorganization
The bankrupt operator of the state's largest sports book chain has filed a proposed disclosure statement and reorganization plan in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Reno.
10:58 a.m.
Family blames officer for man's death
The wife and mother of the 26-year-old North Las Vegas man who died a day after being shocked with a Metro Police officer's Taser gun are blaming the officer for the man's death.
10:47 a.m.
Program aims to put young offenders back on right path
Twenty-two teenage boys sat quietly on gymnasium bleachers earlier this month as Nevada Army Guard Lt. Todd Hine gave them two pieces of advice for surviving a three-day boot camp for juvenile offenders.
10:47 a.m.
New unit will fly Predator
A new unit combining elements of active duty military personnel with the National Guard and reserve forces in Nevada could be a glimpse of the future of the Air Force.
10:45 a.m.
State losing prison operator
CARSON CITY -- The private company that has operated the women's prison in North Las Vegas since its opening is pulling out because it is losing money, company officials said.
10:44 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: You just can't fight City Hall
They spoke out against it at the Las Vegas Planning Commission last month, gathered petitions signed by 356 residents, registered their concerns directly with their city councilman and sent a small group of homeowners to ...
10:44 a.m.
Fallon cancer cause remains unknown
CARSON CITY -- After two years of study, a panel of experts says it could not find the cause of the childhood cancer cluster in Fallon.
10:42 a.m.
Goodman issues warning to Neonopolis operators
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has sent a letter to the operators of the struggling Neonopolis entertainment mall notifying the facility it is in "contractual default" with its partner, the city.
10:42 a.m.
News briefs for Feb. 24, 2004
The Civil Air Patrol added aircraft and crews from Northern Nevada this morning to the search for a plane missing since Feb. 16.
10:32 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Anderson boasts animal (free) magnetism
"Men in general run everything in fashion -- and for that matter entertainment -- and don't get the subtleties of who I am, or understand me," the actress told VegasBeat Monday. "It's always a fight! ...
10:30 a.m.
Good Samaritan saves woman during fatal accident on I-15
Preliminary investigations show that a woman driving a rented white Jeep Liberty with California plates veered into the left shoulder as she drove toward Las Vegas, about 6 a.m., Wolff said.
9:32 a.m.
Defense attorneys call teen's killing of man unintentional
Lawyers defending a 16-year-old boy charged with killing a middle-aged man in a home-invasion robbery said Monday that the stabbing was unintentional.
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Kenseth: New spoilers, tires will help at LVMS
Next weekend's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will give the NASCAR Nextel Cup drivers their first true taste of how the shorter rear spoiler and new Goodyear tire will affect the racing this ...
9:23 a.m.
LV gets brief respite from winter rain
Although the sun broke through the clouds today, a lot more rain is on the way for the Las Vegas Valley.
9:23 a.m.
Witness pleads guilty in counterfeit case
Hans Walton was one of four men who acted as runners to cash the checks at the casino, prosecutors said.
9:21 a.m.
Smith, Falcons hunger for title
Jamaal Smith's head is crammed with sound advice from some pretty reliable sources on how to be a point guard.
9:21 a.m.
Double their fun
UNLV forward Odartey Blankson had just been informed by a reporter that he had broken the Mountain West Conference single-season record for double-doubles with his 16th of the year in Monday night's 95-80 victory against ...
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Yankees infuriate some fans, captivate others
The imperialistic owner plays right into the team's Evil Empire reputation. They couldn't be a better fit.
9:19 a.m.
Obituaries for Feb. 24, 2004
Wolfgang Behnke, 66, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Berlin. A resident for 35 years, he was a retired architect.
9:16 a.m.
Witness supports defense
The testimony by Heidi DeLuca, a business manager for Stewart, supports the key element of the defense -- that Stewart and broker Peter Bacanovic had a pre-existing plan to sell her 3,928 ImClone shares.
9:15 a.m.
Consumer confidence tumbles
NEW YORK -- Consumer confidence in the U.S. economy fell the most this month since the start of the Iraq war as Americans became more gloomy about job prospects, a report by a private research ...
9:12 a.m.
On rainy days it's a flood at Mexican consulate in LV
To get an idea of the Mexican worker's role in the local construction industry, go to that country's consulate downtown on a rainy day.
9:06 a.m.
Racing subsidy hike defeated
Supporters of the increased subsidies said the move would raise purses at the state's two pari-mutuel tracks and bolster the industry statewide. The increase also was expected to lessen the push for pull-tab machines, which ...
9:05 a.m.
Legislator stalls vote on bill
No vote was taken on the casino gambling proposal Monday, which marked the beginning of the second week of debate on the issue.
9:05 a.m.
Probe of alleged BIA conflict sought
SACRAMENTO -- A Virginia congressman on Monday asked the Justice and Interior departments and Congress' General Accounting Office to investigate what he called "shocking" alleged conflicts of interest by the Sacramento-based regional office of the ...
9:05 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Accidents are inevitable
Rob Schlegel did. So did I, but I put it where I put most important matters of the day which means I was bound to forget about it, which I did. Fortunately, Rob jogged my ...
9:04 a.m.
Senate bill would limit damages in OB/GYN lawsuits
WASHINGTON -- A pending Senate bill limits how much money patients could receive from lawsuits against their obstetricians and gynecologists and how long they would have to file a lawsuit.
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Now wrong time for space travel
Moon missions and probes sent to Mars should only be undertaken when the government is fiscally sound, and preferably they should be underwritten through private enterprise.
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Main goal should be teachers' pay
Elevate the teachers' pay scale to estimable heights, similar to that of doctors and lawyers, and the professional role of our children's educators will no longer be a mere pretense.
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Nation must not forget Bush's role after 9-11
President Bush woke us up from a long sleep, helping us face reality. He made us realize there were groups and countries that would want to harm us and that they needed to be confronted. ...
8:58 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Feb. 24, 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.
8:57 a.m.
Community briefs for Feb. 24, 2004
Southern Nevada Old-Time Contra Dancers and the Las Vegas Leisure Services Department will host the Old Time Barn Dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Collective bargaining not at fault
We cannot go along, however, with those top management officials at the county who are saying privately that collective bargaining is the culprit and that it should be discontinued. Collective bargaining was granted to local-government ...
8:56 a.m.
Editorial: Ego that won't quit
It's clear that four years ago Nader helped hand the election to Bush by siphoning votes away from Democrat Al Gore. In Florida alone, which Bush won by only 537 votes out of about 6 ...
8:56 a.m.
Guinn promises Bush support, won't campaign against Reid
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Kenny Guinn will continue to push for President Bush to return to the White House, but will not work to return Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to Searchlight.
8:55 a.m.
Medicare prescription scam revealed
Sandoval warns consumers to be "wary of people misrepresenting themselves as Medicare officials, going from door-to-door or by telephone selling 'Medicare approved' discount cards."
8:55 a.m.
Celebrities plus fashion equals MAGIC
It's a simple equation.
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Left in a fog with big brother
This is not a shameless bid for expensive gifts or greetings (however, don't let that stop whatever inspiration tells you to do).
8:13 a.m.

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