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Archive for January 12, 2004

Slain girl's family hopes arrests justified
Friends and family gathered for what would have been Tanisha Turner's 14th birthday last weekend at the Turner's single-story yellow house on Hassell Street in North Las Vegas.
11:07 a.m.
Man who allegedly vandalized neighborhoods jailed
Business and home owners said they were relieved this weekend to hear that police had arrested a man who allegedly had vandalized entire neighborhoods in the past several months.
11:07 a.m.
Recorder's office backlog reduced
The Clark County Recorder's Office, responding to a recent county audit of its policies, has instituted new procedures for handling documents that an office spokeswoman said has improved a backlog of documents to be processed.
11:05 a.m.
Mercury spill not seen as further hazard
County and federal authorities investigating the mercury contamination of a Las Vegas home say they do not believe that the community is at risk, despite the fact that a 17-year-old boy at the home was ...
11:04 a.m.
Replacing Leavitt on court could take time
It could be several months before Justice Myron Leavitt, who died Friday night, is replaced on the state Supreme Court, although many community leaders noted that his sense of public service and independence on the ...
11:04 a.m.
Officials: Hydrant testing uses water, but saves lives
Even during a major desert drought, fire hydrants need to be tested, sending 300 gallons or more of water per minute cascading down streets and gutters.
11:02 a.m.
Gaughan honored
Gaughan honored
11:02 a.m.
Horseshoe may be sold to Harrah's
Binion's Horseshoe owner Becky Behnen was in serious negotiations this morning to sell the closed downtown hotel-casino to Harrah's Entertainment Inc., sources close to the negotiations told the Las Vegas Sun.
11:02 a.m.
Additional bidders possible for toy chain
VGACS Acquisition Inc., part of New York-based investment and technology-development firm D.E. Shaw & Co., has offered $20 million for the leases as well as FAO's catalog and Internet businesses. That offer will become the ...
11:02 a.m.
Nevada Power rates at issue
Two sessions are scheduled for Tuesday. The first will be at 1 p.m. at the North Las Vegas City Hall, 2200 Civic Center Drive. Another session is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Winchester Community ...
11:02 a.m.
Suspect, officer wounded in gunfire at Strip hotel
A Metro Police officer and a man arrested on carjacking charges suffered gunshot wounds during a shootout outside Paris Las Vegas early Saturday.
10:58 a.m.
State is ready to help laid-off workers
CARSON CITY -- Birgit Baker, administrator of the state Division of Employment Security, said her agency tried unsuccessfully today to contact representatives of the Horseshoe to offer help to the employees thrown out of work.
10:57 a.m.
Sprint ready for showdown with Cox
Gary Forsee, chief executive of Overland Park, Kan.-based Sprint Corp., says more telephone and video competition is coming to Southern Nevada.
10:53 a.m.
Legislators, experts address gambling's effect on states
At a conference of legislators in Las Vegas over the weekend, officials from about a dozen states gathered to bemoan the lack of reliable studies on the effects of gambling and to tackle some of ...
10:53 a.m.
Pregnant prison inmate hospitalized for delivery
CARSON CITY -- Korinda Martin, the inmate who allegedly was impregnated by a guard at the women's prison in North Las Vegas, was taken to a hospital today in Carson City for delivery of her ...
10:50 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 12, 2004
The Raiders fired Bill Callahan after a 4-12 season that followed their appearance in the Super Bowl.
10:42 a.m.
News briefs for Jan. 12, 2004
State Treasurer Brian Krolicki said today he raised $130,000 in the last two months of 2003 for his potential race for the U.S. Senate.
10:40 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Cassidy aids in own weekend wedding
The 53-year-old Cassidy, who spent most of 2003 in jail, got married at Bellagio in a Buddhist ceremony he says he performed himself.
10:36 a.m.
Gladiators set for 2nd campaign
Frank Haege could not even find the playbooks after the Las Vegas Gladiators' whirlwind December 2002 move from New Jersey. This year, the Gladiators' coach might want to hand out some nametags along with those ...
10:07 a.m.
Big as it gets
On the surface, tonight's Mountain West Conference opener between Utah (12-3) and UNLV (9-3) looks like a big game for both teams.
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: 'Golden Age of QB' may be upon us
Ask a pro football fan "When was the golden age of quarterbacks?" and he'll probably say it occurred in the 1970s.
9:57 a.m.
Lady Rebels struggle in last nonconference game
If the Lady Rebels were looking for a challenge before the start of the Mountain West Conference season, they found it. And they won.
9:56 a.m.
Early gaming figure Marku dies at 92
When Jack Marku came to Las Vegas in the mid-1960s to work in the gaming industry, he already had 35 years' experience under his belt.
9:47 a.m.
Problems hold up Medicaid payments
Doctors and hospitals throughout Nevada are up in arms because a statewide computer glitch has held up millions of dollars in Medicaid payments since early October.
9:44 a.m.
Goalie problems in Calgary leave Wranglers on thin ice
Minor-league affiliations in hockey might not mean quite as much as they do in baseball, but that doesn't mean the impact of injuries at the big-league level aren't felt down the food chain.
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Sports' biggest stars raring to go in 2004
The big meets and the big boys are back.
9:44 a.m.
Suspect, cop hit in shootout
A shootout between Metro Police and a carjacking suspect outside Paris Las Vegas early Saturday sent one officer and the suspect to the hospital with bullet wounds.
9:43 a.m.
Obituaries for Jan. 12, 2004
Sanford Chernin, 82, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. A jewelry salesman and a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he was born May 16, 1921, in Cleveland.
9:43 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Jan. 12, 2004
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee lottery could make at least $70 million more than what is needed to fund college scholarships this year, and Gov. Phil Bredesen wants to budget most of the extra for ...
9:02 a.m.
Newest resort making a splash in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY -- The slot machines at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa don't take coins. Not only that, they have footrests built in, for comfort's sake.
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Prosecution of teenager off base
Yes, the boy was driving the car that killed three teenagers, but aren't they also responsible for their own actions? They chose to get in the car with someone who had been drinking and we ...
8:52 a.m.
Letter: Use more tools to curb dangerous teenage driving
At the hearing for the teen who had been driving the car, prosecutor Jonathan VanBoskerck argued against releasing him on house arrest. VanBoskerck said the court needed to "send a message to every other teen ...
8:52 a.m.
School District shifts alternative education
In an effort to cut costs and bolster student achievement, Edward Goldman, a regional superintendent, will take over the Clark County School District's alternative education program effective today.
8:45 a.m.
Rheault to head state education
CARSON CITY -- Keith Rheault, deputy state superintendent of public instruction for the past eight years, has been named interim chief of the Nevada Education Department while a search is conducted for a permanent superintendent.
8:44 a.m.
Editorial: Plan needed to address nurse crisis
California passed its law in 1999 and it took effect Jan. 1 of this year. One reason California took action was because of its ranking as the state with the second-worst nursing shortage -- just ...
8:44 a.m.
Editorial: Extending silicone ban was the right decision
The FDA banned silicone implants in 1992 until such time as their long-term health affects could be determined. Afterward, a number of women around the country volunteered to have the implants so that studies could ...
8:44 a.m.
Defense suffers setback as judge lets all charges stand
Alleged members of the 311 Boyz gang will stand trial on multiple felony charges relating to an attack on a Las Vegas teen, after a judge on Friday refused to dismiss charges filed against them.
8:41 a.m.
LV Marine facing charges after story of action in Iraq
A Las Vegas Marine has been charged with making false statements to military officials, who were investigating a yarn he spun to a newspaper.
8:41 a.m.
Community briefs for Jan. 12, 2004
Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., plans a fund-raising luau at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the church to benefit Child Haven.
8:13 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: We doth protest too little
The shipment was from the Nevada Test Site. It was driven along I-40 through New Mexico's largest city on its way to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) 26 miles southeast of Carlsbad.
8:12 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for Jan. 12, 2004
Did you have a good time visiting with extended family members during the holidays - or are self-torture and major guilt trips not exactly your cup of tea? If you chose the former over the ...
8:12 a.m.

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