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Archive for January 20, 2004

Former U.S. Judge Claiborne dies at 86
Harry Claiborne, an impeached federal judge who returned to prominence as a defense attorney and refused to allow bitterness over his downfall to cloud his colorful life and career, died Monday. He was 86.
11:26 a.m.
Boomtown in the making?
The rural hamlet of Indian Springs has gone through booms and busts over the last 150 years or so, sometimes literally: It was once home to hundreds of workers employed at the Nevada Test Site ...
11:26 a.m.
Banks report higher profit
Citigroup Inc., the world's largest financial company, Wells Fargo & Co., U.S. Bancorp and Bank One Corp. today said fourth-quarter profit rose on higher fees from credit cards and money management and a decline in ...
11:24 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Jan. 20, 2004
Seven gaming companies have submitted applications to build and operate Illinois' 10th casino, a riverboat, in the suburbs south of Chicago.
11:22 a.m.
7-Eleven celebrates King holiday
7-Eleven celebrates King holiday
11:22 a.m.
Firm opening second Las Vegas dealership
The new dealership will employ about 75 people. The 19,465-square-foot dealership is on 9 acres of land. Total investment in the building and land was almost $10 million, company officials said.
11:20 a.m.
Extra fuel surcharge canceled
American, the world's largest carrier, had called the increase, put in place on Thursday, a "surcharge" and said it was part of an effort to offset rising fuel costs, which are the industry's second-biggest expense. ...
11:20 a.m.
NLV's Lake Mead hospital sold
A Franklin, Tenn., health care company said today it agreed to buy Lake Mead Hospital Medical Center in North Las Vegas.
11:19 a.m.
Woman says she was snatched in parking lot
Officer Enrique Hernandez said a man apparently was hiding inside the woman's van parked outside Creative Beginnings day care at 5245 W. Bonanza Road.
11:19 a.m.
Experts forecast rosy picture for U.S. home builders
Three housing industry economists on Monday projected a brisk pace for home building in the United States in 2004 after a banner year for sales last year.
11:19 a.m.
News briefs for Jan. 20, 2004
A 40-year-old North Las Vegas man died after he was shot execution-style Sunday night in an apartment at 3417 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas police said.
11:18 a.m.
Vegas apartment market strengthens
The Las Vegas apartment market appears to be recovering -- despite the large number of new units constructed last year -- as exceptional job growth locally and increasing land prices will boost apartment demand, industry ...
11:14 a.m.
Automaker advertising at Vegas Strip attraction
Rouse is working with ClearChannel Spectacolor (a joint venture between Spectacolor Communications Inc. and ClearChannel Outdoor, a subsidiary of ClearChannel Communications Inc.) to market companies at the mall's multi-media venues, including the 10-story "cloud" in ...
11:13 a.m.
Upgrade will allow school police to hear 911 calls
Clark County School Police may soon be able to listen in on 911 calls made from campus phones, thanks to a $15 million upgrade of the district's telecommunications system.
11:10 a.m.
County OKs liquor licenses for senior Galardi
Clark County approved limited liquor licenses for two strip clubs now owned by Jack Galardi, the father of the man expected to plead guilty to federal corruption charges.
11:10 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Is Las Vegas ready to hit a homer?
I'm willing to bet the majority of Las Vegans are longing to have the kind of good old-fashioned family entertainment that a Major League Baseball team brings to a growing metropolitan area like ours.
11:10 a.m.
Boy, 9, rescued after fall between buildings
A 9-year-old boy accused of breaking into a Las Vegas elementary school with three friends broke his arm and hurt his foot when he fell 20 feet from the school roof into a space between ...
11:09 a.m.
Strip battle may be headed to court
Clark County and a longtime property owner on the Strip could soon go to court to settle a dispute that has simmered for nearly a decade.
11:06 a.m.
Las Vegas to rule on second Galardi license
The Las Vegas City Council will consider its second disciplinary action involving a Michael Galardi liquor license Wednesday, when it is to rule on a complaint filed against the Blue Heaven Bar on East Charleston ...
11:03 a.m.
Boy, 16, held after crash of stolen truck
A 16-year-old crashed an allegedly stolen pickup truck Monday night after a man jumped into its bed to try to get the teen to stop, police said.
11:00 a.m.
Nuclear waste official resigns
WASHINGTON -- University of California professor Paul Craig resigned from the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board last week, saying he wanted more time to work on other projects but also wanted to leave the "enormously ...
10:59 a.m.
More hazardous waste may be shipped to Nevada
CARSON CITY -- More hazardous waste from other states may be rolling into Nevada for burial at the dump in Beatty under a proposed regulation by the state Division of Environmental Protection.
10:58 a.m.
Local Dean supporters say they're not disappointed
Las Vegas supporters of the Democratic presidential hopefuls who took the top three spots in the Iowa caucus Monday said they were happy with and encouraged by their candidates' showing, and are looking forward to ...
10:57 a.m.
NASCAR alters scoring system
CONCORD, N.C. -- In a bid to add excitement and put more emphasis on winning, NASCAR changed its scoring system today by setting up a showdown for the Nextel Cup championship over the season's last ...
10:54 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 20, 2004
Deaths of Indonesian fighters -- five in an 18-month period -- prompted the World Boxing Council to impose a six-month ban in December 2001 on Indonesians fighting in WBC-sanctioned bouts outside the country.
10:54 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: LVMS wants Spears to rev up race fans
The pop princess is performing March 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
10:35 a.m.
Obituaries for Jan. 20, 2004
Maria Magdalena Delgado, 28, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born Nov. 20, 1975, in Los Angeles. A resident for eight years, she worked in collections at Sunterra.
9:47 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: After closer examination, Rebels have their flaws
It takes a few games to match the names with the faces and get a feel for what the team really has to offer. It takes awhile to strip away the public-relations facade.
9:45 a.m.
Cardinals bow out of Maddux chase; Cubs still front-runner
As another team bowed out of the Greg Maddux sweepstakes, a national publication pondered whether agent Scott Boras' waiting tactics help or hinder his clients.
9:42 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Benson returns to the Busch Series in a Dodge
Veteran driver Johnny Benson, who lost his ride in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series at the end of last season, will drive the No. 1 Phoenix Racing Dodge this season in the NASCAR Busch Series.
9:39 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Rodman won't hoop it up against Rattlers
Provided he doesn't fall off a Harley, which is what happened the last time he was in town, Dennis Rodman may still return to the basketball court in Las Vegas this week.
9:35 a.m.
Metro curtails use of Tasers in officer training
Metro Police officers will no longer be shot with Tasers as part of the training for using the nonlethal weapon.
9:32 a.m.
Casino hit with lawsuit in gangs battle
A lawsuit filed last week in District Court claims an Arizona couple suffered emotional distress and physical harm when they witnessed a gun battle between rival motorcycle gangs at a Laughlin casino.
9:31 a.m.
Gorman gets impressive win vs. San Diego
Bishop Gorman got its last tough test of the 2004 boys' basketkball season Monday, and rode a 15-5 third quarter run to victory against University of San Diego High School at the Nevada Sports Network ...
9:30 a.m.
Nuclear waste board memberresigns
WASHINGTON -- University of California professor Paul Craig resigned from the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Thursday, saying he needed to resume other work that his time commitment to the board would not allow.
9:27 a.m.
Elder Bush asks home builders to help Afghans
Former President George Bush praised the National Association of Home Builders in Las Vegas Monday for helping millions of Americans to realize their dream of owning their own home.
9:23 a.m.
Local Democratic supporters encouraged
Las Vegas supporters of the Democratic presidential hopefuls who took the top three spots in the Iowa caucus Monday said they were happy with and encouraged by their candidates' showing, and are looking forward to ...
9:15 a.m.
Jury selection set in obstruction trial
With the temperature below freezing, dozens of reporters were on hand to watch as Stewart, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., stepped out of a black town car, waived to onlookers and strode up ...
9:15 a.m.
Reports say Cingular offers to buy competitor
The offer was submitted to AT&T Wireless' board of directors over the weekend, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
9:14 a.m.
Tennessee residents give lottery a warm welcome
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- More than a year after Tennessee voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum to remove a constitutional ban on lotteries, the first scratch-off tickets were sold across the state.
9:14 a.m.
Circuit City to sell credit-card business
The upcoming sale "further simplifies the investment picture for Circuit City shareholders and allows us to focus our attention on the needed improvements in our retail business," said W. Alan McCollough, the company's chief executive ...
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Watch Fridays for bad news
In Bush's case, the gutting of the Clean Water Act was announced on a Friday, as were the proposals to open Alaskan wilderness areas to oil exploration, allow coal-fired power plants to expand without installing ...
8:50 a.m.
Letter: Kids must know mercury dangers
I find it hard to believe that anyone of his age has not been warned about it. Young children should be taught in school about such things, so that they would be aware of the ...
8:50 a.m.
Letter: Former foster youths are being helped efficiently
The bill was passed by the 2001 Legislature. It authorized county recorders to charge additional fees for various services and to deposit those additional fees with the state treasurer for credit to an account to ...
8:49 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Jan. 20, 2004
RAVENHOLT PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 625 Shadow Lane, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:49 a.m.
Community briefs for Jan. 20, 2004
The Palms hotel will host a bone marrow/blood drive for 8-year-old Chrissy Nelson, a local cancer victim, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Key West Room.
8:48 a.m.
State homeland security panel to review plans
The Nevada Homeland Security Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday to review the state's security plan before it is submitted to the federal government.
8:48 a.m.
Editorial: Sometimes it takes a two-by-four
The company with the most citations is land developer Triple Five, which has had fines issued for seven different fountains. Triple Five's Boca Park Shopping Center, at Charleston and Rampart boulevards, alone has been fined ...
8:48 a.m.
Editorial: Now, on with the job
An agreement has been struck among Clark County and the cities of Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City to hire a regional homeless coordinator. The agreement, worked out in the homeless committee ...
8:47 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Gephardt ran with dignity
A very wise man once told me and every young political aspirant within earshot that polls are a gauge only of that day's headline. Make a new headline, create a new poll.
8:47 a.m.
'Disney' brings upgraded performance to Orleans
"I love kids," Forsyth, a native of Manitoba, Canada, said. "That's what's so great about this job the kids watching, and they are so ecstatic."
8:25 a.m.
Syndication City: NATPE a showcase for shows seeking audiences
A children's program with a genie who sings and tells stories.
8:22 a.m.

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