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Archive for February 26, 2004

Culinary Union parent will merge with UNITE
The nation's leading apparel workers union and the nation's leading union for hotel and restaurant workers have voted to merge, union officials said Wednesday.
11:27 a.m.
Goodman getting good feedback on the phone
The calls coming in to Mayor Oscar Goodman's office after a phone campaign excoriating him for following a "gay agenda" are running about 80 percent in favor of the mayor, according to a city spokeswoman.
11:26 a.m.
Colleges fight to produce minority teachers
Nevada's two universities continue to churn out new teachers at a higher rate every year, but recruiting teachers with diverse backgrounds and interests to meet the needs of the school districts they serve continues to ...
11:25 a.m.
There's good news for LV commuters
Las Vegas traffic can be slow, frustrating and a favorite complaint of area commuters, but according to a Census Bureau survey from 2000 to 2002, the average trip to work shrank slightly for residents of ...
11:25 a.m.
Teen testifies in murder trial
Sixteen-year-old Mark Ford was good at breaking into people's homes.
11:24 a.m.
Work continues on shops in Green Valley
The shops are being developed by American Nevada Company. The Greenspun family owns American Nevada and the Las Vegas Sun. The family is also a partner in Green Valley Ranch Station Casino.
11:24 a.m.
Citizen review board rips officer
A Metro Police detective who questioned a burglary suspect without reading her Miranda rights and searched her purse without a warrant is guilty of serious misconduct, the department's citizen review board concluded in a report ...
11:22 a.m.
Wynn says rule changes will advance Chinese casino
Recent developments make it clear that Wynn Resorts will soon begin building its Wynn Macau resort, Steve Wynn said Wednesday.
11:18 a.m.
Prominent West home builder Pardee dies at 87
George M. Pardee Jr., a Las Vegas pioneer who built his family-owned business into one of the largest home construction companies in the West, died this week.
11:18 a.m.
Hughes land value trimmed
The Clark County Board of Equalization tackled some of Southern Nevada's thorniest property-tax disputes Wednesday in a daylong meeting.
11:17 a.m.
Minorities have poor graduation rate in Nevada
Nevada scored poorly in a new report of graduation rates for black and Hispanic students. The report showed a chasm between the percentage of white high schoolers who earn diplomas and their minority classmates.
11:15 a.m.
Classes resume at ITT Technical Institute
INDIANAPOLIS -- Classes resumed today at 10 campuses of ITT Technical Institute in eight states where authorities a day earlier served warrants and searched records in an investigation that spooked investors in the chain of ...
11:14 a.m.
Feds search house of Steve Wynn's brother
Las Vegas executive Kenny Wynn, the brother of casino-hotel magnate Steve Wynn, recently was served with a search warrant at his home in connection with a child pornography investigation, according to law enforcement sources.
11:14 a.m.
Construction supplier growing
The plant is expected to be operational by June and will increase the company's local capacity by 10 percent.
11:13 a.m.
Ad campaign stresses fun
The new advertising will focus on the 10-year-old resort's iconic shape and many of the fun activities Luxor guests can enjoy, Marz said.
11:13 a.m.
More nuke waste to be shipped to Test Site
CARSON CITY -- The Energy Department intends to sharply increase its truck shipments of what it calls low-level radioactive waste to the Nevada Test Site, and state officials say there's probably nothing they can do ...
11:13 a.m.
Senators chastise FERC on Enron, Nevada Power dispute
Nevada's U.S. senators on Wednesday criticized the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's handling of a dispute between bankrupt Enron Corp. and Nevada Power Co. and Nevada Power's Reno-based sister company.
11:12 a.m.
Venetian exec leaves for new venture
Venetian hotel-casino owner Sheldon Adelson's right-hand man is leaving the company to build a new gaming resort in Las Vegas.
11:12 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Feb. 26, 2004
The bankrupt Aladdin resort on the Las Vegas Strip reported a $402,122 loss in January in a recent filing with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
11:12 a.m.
News briefs for Feb. 26, 2004
Two floors of a building on the south side of the Community College of Southern Nevada's West Charleston Boulevard campus were evacuated Wednesday after a small amount of ether was spilled in a lab.
11:11 a.m.
Individuals not named in Venetian complaint
Don't look for the names of The Venetian executives responsible for rigging three February 2002 contests for high-rolling gamblers in the complaint and settlement agreement the megaresort and the Gaming Control Board agreed to Tuesday.
11:05 a.m.
Shuffle Master continues to grow
Two acquisitions by Shuffle Master Inc. -- one that closed Tuesday and another expected to be completed within three months -- will expand the Las Vegas company both geographically and in product line.
11:04 a.m.
Barrick Gaming secures financing for acquisitions
Barrick Gaming Corp. announced plans in December 2002 to purchase the Gold Spike, Western Hotel, Las Vegas Club and Plaza hotel-casinos in addition to two downtown motels and various parcels of vacant and developed land ...
11:03 a.m.
Illinois license field narrowed to three firms
Illinois gaming regulators Wednesday selected Harrah's Entertainment Inc., Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. and Midwest Gaming and Entertainment LLC as the three final bidders for a closely-watched casino license expected to be sold at auction ...
11:01 a.m.
Slow, steady rain drenches valley
Winter weather stormed through California and eased into the Las Vegas Valley overnight Wednesday, dumping snow on the Spring Mountains and leaving the valley drenched by this morning.
10:54 a.m.
Lady Rebels need win in Lobos rematch
If it's true that you reap what you sow, then the UNLV women's basketball team is left with trying to grimly reap a high seed in the upcoming Mountain West Conference tournament.
10:53 a.m.
Work to start on launch ramp
The project is expected to take up to 120 days.
10:53 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 26, 2004
Any combination of Wranglers victories or losses by the fifth-place Bakersfield Condors will put the Wranglers in the playoffs.
10:53 a.m.
Probation given in sex assault case
The former Marine charged with slipping a woman a drug at a local nightclub and raping her was sentenced to five years' probation Wednesday.
10:52 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Celebs have Palms parlor under their skin
We were at the bar at N9NE (Palms) with Robin Leach and Melissa Rivers Wednesday night when Rivers took off her white, vinyl pointy-toed boot to show us a tattoo on her ankle.
10:40 a.m.
Weather postpones search for missing plane
Volunteers from the Nevada, California and Arizona Civil Air Patrols, an auxiliary of the Air Force, have found no signs of the plane or its passengers in their search of the desert area between Las ...
10:39 a.m.
Centennial plan: Win title No. 3
Today Lawlor Events Center, Reno Boys' semifinals
10:09 a.m.
Rebels playing Jay's way
The fans in the Thomas & Mack Center are still chanting "Spoooooon!" when UNLV's men's basketball coach is announced before each game. But that's where the similarities between interim Rebels head coach Jay Spoonhour and ...
10:04 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: UNLV gets a teaspoon full of sugar
Three down, 12 to go for Jay Spoonhour.
10:03 a.m.
One weakness dogs Morales -- overconfidence
Brave and strong, Erik Morales is 10 years into a professional career that will almost certainly lead him to the Hall of Fame. A slugger with tremendous skills, he could also achieve a legendary status ...
10:03 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Last week's rain at Pomona helps some teams
The rain that blanketed Southern California last weekend and forced the postponement of the season-opening NHRA national event at Pomona Raceway was not entirely unwelcome in some quarters of the pit area.
10:02 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Two top fighters make big changes
As subplots go, this one is pretty interesting and extremely rare. It intertwines two championship-caliber fighters and three highly regarded trainers in a mix-and-match arrangement that takes a minute to decipher.
9:58 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Widnes, England, (Showtime), Stephen Foster Jr., England, vs. Sean Hughes, England, 12, junior middleweights; Thomas McDonagh, England, vs. Bobby Banghar, England, 12, junior middleweights.
9:57 a.m.
State basketball tournament capsules
February 26, 2004
9:56 a.m.
Valley handling rains well
Police reported 15 accidents with no injuries, and four with injuries, between midnight and 8 a.m. this morning. That's a fairly normal set of numbers for an overnight Wednesday-Thursday, said Metro Sgt. Rob Lundquist.
9:44 a.m.
Court sides with Pahrump couple on mobile home issue
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that there is a distinction, both in law and in popular meaning, between manufactured home and a mobile home.
9:36 a.m.
Classification request could be part of defense bill
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department's request that Congress grant it authority to classify radioactive waste as high-level or low-level material could be included in the Defense Authorization bill, set to be introduced later this year.
9:35 a.m.
Ensign would support amendment banning gay marriage
Ensign cautioned that changing the Constitution should not be done lightly.
9:34 a.m.
Firefighter takes rescue in stride
Less than 30 minutes after arriving at the construction site of Wynn Las Vegas, Clark County Firefighter Vay Mickelson found himself slowly being lowered 52 stories to the ground with an injured crane operator in ...
9:34 a.m.
Letter: Clinton smartly avoided Iraq war
Notice that Clinton did not immediately declare a war, however. Why is that? Well, for one thing, he had nothing to prove to his daddy. He had no big oil companies that needed payback for ...
9:29 a.m.
Letter: Deskin's columns will be missed
I first met Ruthe when I was around 10 years old. My dear departed mother, Isabelle Mack, had just started to work as a writer for the Sun. Ruthe was then assistant to Publisher Hank ...
9:29 a.m.
Letter: Juvenile crimes are decreasing
Local officials claim that their decision "to be tough on teens who commit crimes" was spurred by a one-year increase in juvenile crime rates. It is fallacious to use any one-year spike in juvenile crime ...
9:28 a.m.
Letter: Draft would be more fair
President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney avoided active duty in the military, as did most of our presently elected officials on the national as well as local levels. Yet we hear them talking about ...
9:27 a.m.
Letter: Smoking should be prohibited
We all have a right to smoke-free air. No one has any "right" to smoke and poison the air around others. Meanwhile, ambient tobacco smoke kills 65,000 innocent Americans every year. Las Vegas is a ...
9:26 a.m.
Letter: Reilly reiterates view on collective bargaining
Your editorial characterizes top management at Clark County as wishing to withdraw collective bargaining for employees at the county. This is not my position, nor is it the county's position. I am personally in support ...
9:25 a.m.
Guinn decries loss of revenue to Internet services
Gov. Kenny Guinn said Wednesday he plans to meet with officials from all of Nevada's cities and counties to talk about millions of dollars that could be lost as residents switch to new -- and ...
9:23 a.m.
Obituaries for Feb. 26, 2004
Willie Helen Bell, 72, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. A resident for 13 years, she was born April 5, 1931, in Ruston, La.
9:23 a.m.
Deal may be announced
Sources close to the negotiations for the supermarkets and the strikers told the Los Angeles Daily News that a deal could be announced as early as today.
9:22 a.m.
Economic reports mixed
Sales fell 1.7 percent last month, the Commerce Department reported in Washington.
9:22 a.m.
Forum address future of schools
Clark County Schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia and the district's five region superintendents had a small but intent audience Wednesday for a forum on the successes and challenges facing public schools.
9:21 a.m.
Editorial: Cab drivers are still in harm's way
Despite the arguments made by the cab companies and the Taxicab Authority, common sense tells us that cameras are needed. Cab drivers, just like employees of convenience stores, are very vulnerable to armed robberies. Cameras ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: Enact controls -- now
Mercury poisoning can result in memory and vision loss, poor attention spans, learning problems and physical impairment. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that one of every six American women of childbearing age have unsafe levels ...
8:58 a.m.
Nevadan part of counterdrug, rescue efforts
A Laughlin High School graduate and career sailor recently participated in a rescue at sea as a crew member on a Navy frigate conducting counter-drug patrols.
8:43 a.m.
Agencies getting paid for alert time
The state Division of Emergency Management has approved homeland security funds for Metro Police and the Nevada Highway Patrol, completing the reimbursement of state and local agencies for additional money spent on security during the ...
8:42 a.m.
Execution scheduled March 5 for killer
CARSON CITY -- An execution date of March 5 has been set at the Nevada State Prison for Daryl Mack, 45, convicted of the rape-strangulation of a Reno woman in her home in October 1988.
8:42 a.m.
State threatens to sue Energy Department over funds
WASHINGTON -- Nevada has threatened to sue the Energy Department if it does not allocate an additional $4 million for the state's work on the Yucca Mountain project.
8:41 a.m.
Community briefs for Feb. 26, 2004
The Las Vegas Field Office of the Department of Housing Community Development along with the Center for Faith-based and Community Initiatives and the Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services are conducting a two-day grant writing ...
8:41 a.m.
It's one council to another
People sometimes say political meetings are boring, but Tashina Campbell's third grade class didn't think so Wednesday.
8:40 a.m.
Ann-Margret shows no signs of slowing down
Marvin Hamlisch, who wrote scores for such films as "The Sting" and "The Way We Were," performed at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Sunday.
8:20 a.m.
Prone to Violins: 'Reformed child prodigy' Cerovsek performs with LV Philharmonic
Sounding refreshed and inspired, the former child prodigy who jokingly refers to himself as a "reformed child prodigy" talks openly about plans regarding his career and academic ambitions.
8:17 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Amendments unworthy
Why is it that whenever people in this country don't get their way, or don't get their way easily, they start a movement to amend the Constitution of the United States? And why is it ...
8:16 a.m.

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