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Archive for July 16, 2004

Sunrise given green light on trauma center
In a move that surprised and upset some local officials, the state has given Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center conditional approval to open a trauma center for a 12-month trial period after Jan. 1.
11:03 a.m.
Gaming briefs for July 16, 2004
Station Casinos Inc. said the compensation and governance committee of its board approved a total grant of 1.1 million restricted common shares to the company's top six executives, according to a Form 8-K filed with ...
11:02 a.m.
Business briefs for July 16, 2004
NEW YORK -- IBM, a bellwether of the corporate computing business, supplied a modest dose of steadying reassurance Thursday to a shaky technology sector.
11:02 a.m.
SW Air shake-up shouldn't hurt LV operations
Operations for Southwest Airlines at McCarran International Airport shouldn't be affected by the sudden departure of the airline's chief executive.
11:02 a.m.
Second British airline launching Vegas service
A British air carrier that has more than 2,000 flights a week to 37 destinations in Europe, the United States, Canada and the Caribbean will begin nonstop round trips between Manchester, England, and Las Vegas ...
11:01 a.m.
Regulators, analysts ponder deal
Hours after Harrah's Entertainment Inc. officials announced a deal Thursday to buy Caesars Entertainment Inc., executives began making calls to state and federal regulators -- high-ranking entities that now stand between Harrah's and its ability ...
11:01 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 16, 2004
Former St. Louis Blues player Mike Danton admitted today that he sought to have his agent killed as part of a plot that unraveled when the would-be hit man turned out to be a police ...
10:59 a.m.
Winds hamper efforts
CARSON CITY -- Gusty winds and rising temperatures are expected to hamper efforts today to contain a raging 7,200-acre forest fire that has destroyed 14 homes, one business and numerous garages and sheds.
10:58 a.m.
State to release funds for mentally ill in LV
The state intends to release an estimated $100,000 in emergency funds to temporarily take care of the growing number of mentally ill patients who are filling the emergency rooms in Clark County hospitals.
10:56 a.m.
Nader camp denies that GOP helped
While Republicans around the country have quietly been involved in trying to get third-party presidential candidate Ralph Nader on the ballot, a conservative Las Vegas political consultant has no problem admitting his role.
10:55 a.m.
Parents want all sex offenders to be posted on state's Web site
Steve McNeill took children to the Nellis Arms apartment complex pool just about every day, playing games with them in the water, parents said.
10:53 a.m.
Vocational classes yield to law, journalism at new high school
The prototype designs for Clark County School District campuses don't come with mock courtrooms.
10:53 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: County is powerless to stop feud
The task of peacemaker may not be within the reach of the County Commission.
10:52 a.m.
Woman drowns at Lake Mead
Lake Mead claimed another drowning victim Thursday afternoon as a brewing storm blew a 27-year-old New York woman, who was not wearing a life jacket, off a plastic raft.
10:52 a.m.
Porter accepts donations from Yucca supporters
Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., has just over $1.1 million on hand for his re-election campaign and has accepted donations from people leading the effort to put the Yucca Mountain project in Nevada.
10:47 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'CSI' still focusing efforts on the dead
CBS is hosting a local casting call for Elvis Presley impersonators on Saturday. The winner gets to be on the hit show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" -- with scenes to be filmed on Monday.
10:44 a.m.
Police, FBI nab suspect through Web cam
A 39-year-old North Las Vegas man thought he was exposing himself via a Web camera to a 14-year-old girl, but his audience was actually an undercover FBI agent and a Metro Police detective.
9:40 a.m.
Summer storm has little effect on drought conditions
The National Weather Service is predicting only a slight chance of a repeat summer shower this afternoon after a brief storm brought thunder and lightning but little rain to the southeast Las Vegas Valley on ...
9:39 a.m.
Clark County man arrested after pipe bombs found
Metro Police's homeland security bureau and Nellis Air Force Base officials were alerted Thursday after a patrol officer spotted six pipe bombs in a trailer park that abuts the base, authorities said.
9:38 a.m.
Obituaries for July 16, 2004
Philip Frank Albano, 78, of Las Vegas died in Rochester, N.Y.
9:38 a.m.
Rough weather causes drowning in Lake Mead
Lake Mead claimed another drowning victim Thursday afternoon as a brewing storm blew a 27-year-old New York woman, who was not wearing a life jacket, off a plastic raft.
9:36 a.m.
News briefs for July 16, 2004
A Las Vegas man was killed and another arrested Thursday night after a hit-and-run accident in the Silverado Ranch area.
9:34 a.m.
Heller gives preview of Nevada's paper printout voting machines
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Dean Heller demonstrated new machines Clark County voters can choose to use in the fall elections today.
9:32 a.m.
Court to decide on Dennis execution
CARSON CITY -- A decision is expected Monday or Tuesday from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on whether it will delay the Thursday execution of killer Terry J. Dennis who has asked to ...
9:32 a.m.
Fugitive who was hiding in Las Vegas is arrested
One of the U.S. Marshal's Office's 15 most wanted fugitives was avoiding authorities in Las Vegas for the past two years while allegedly growing millions of dollars worth of marijuana.
9:32 a.m.
Education Department warns of fraud scheme
In the scheme, callers claiming to be from the federal department attempt to obtain bank or credit card information from students by offering them scholarships or grants to replace their students loans.
9:31 a.m.
High court dismisses petition on term limits
CARSON CITY -- In its second decision in two days on the subject, the Nevada Supreme Court Thursday rejected a petition to force four state legislators to choose between their public employment and their service ...
9:27 a.m.
Five Points East area receives a new look
Once a red light district lined with pornographic book stores, Las Vegas' blighted Five Points East -- the area at the nexus of Eastern Avenue, Charleston Boulevard and Fremont Street -- has got a new ...
9:26 a.m.
Man charged with allegedly passing fake casino chips
A 45-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Wednesday and charged with allegedly passing counterfeit casino chips at downtown casinos, a crime not attempted often because it's difficult to duplicate the logos on the chips, a ...
9:26 a.m.
Petitions on public workers, taxes set to be submitted
Republican activist George Harris expects to turn in signatures Tuesday to put two issues on the ballot this November, and he's sure to upset some lawmakers on both counts.
9:26 a.m.
Mayor sheds light on ethics panel meeting
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman at his weekly news conference Thursday shed a little light on his closed meeting this week with the Nevada Ethics Commission.
9:26 a.m.
Stadium on track despite Caesars buyout
A Harrah's Entertainment Inc. official said Thursday that his company's proposed takeover of Caesars Entertainment Inc. should not affect a private effort to build a stadium behind two Caesars properties.
9:23 a.m.
Geddy Up
The three men of Rush might be the best of chums today, but Geddy Lee never guessed the trio might stick together for three decades.
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Send whining about ratings down the tube
The next time you see a published story or news brief stating that television ratings for this or that major sporting event were the lowest ever, do yourself a favor and ignore it.
9:23 a.m.
Hamrick certain case was handled properly
UNLV athletic director Mike Hamrick said Thursday he is convinced that neither new head basketball coach Lon Kruger nor his staff committed any NCAA violations during the recent recruiting saga of East St. Louis (Ill.) ...
9:20 a.m.
Top picks Howard, Nelson get down to NBA business
The Orlando Magic hit the jackpot last month in the NBA draft, getting the nation's best high school player, Dwight Howard, with the top overall pick, then trading a future first-round pick to Denver for ...
9:20 a.m.
Henderson fireman says he wants more after RAAM effort
Less than a month after bowing out of the greatest bicycling challenge in America, Henderson fireman Scott Dakus is back on his bike, keeping tuned and ready for the next challenge.
9:17 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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9:15 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Plan a cool getaway in Spring Mountains shade
With temperatures continuing to reach three digits in the valley, you may want to mark your calendar and make plans to head to higher elevation for a cool day relaxing under the shade of the ...
9:15 a.m.
Fishing report: It's still good on boats and bad along the shore
Boaters continued to experience fairly good fishing for striped bass while shore anglers were still having difficulty landing fish.
9:14 a.m.
NOW leader raps president for stance on women's issues
The National Organization for Women will hold its national conference at the Riviera this weekend, and the organization's president said the group hopes to focus on unmarried women who don't typically vote.
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Unwarranted war is reason to vote against Bush
So all the reasons given for attacking Iraq were based on faulty evidence. Why didn't the Bush administration question CIA Director George Tenet about the sources for his reports, and why do they still refuse ...
9:01 a.m.
On Display for July 16, 2004
The Nevada Camera Club will host a juried exhibition of slides from Tuesday to Sept. 19 at the Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. 507-4010.
9:01 a.m.
Datebook for July 16, 2004
The city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services Cultural Affairs Division presents "Scooby-Doo" at 2 p.m. Thursday at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., as part of its "Summer Children's ...
8:59 a.m.
Moon settlement proponents see similarities to Las Vegas
If a settlement were built on the moon in the not-so-distant future, it would in many ways resemble Las Vegas.
8:58 a.m.
Byrds really learned to fly with 'Yesterday'
The Byrds' 1967 record "Younger Than Yesterday" opens with the cynical salvo, "So You Want to Be a Rock 'N' Roll Star."
8:55 a.m.
Community briefs for July 16, 2004
These locations will host blood drives next week for United Blood Services, 6930 W. Charleston Blvd.:
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Is anybody listening?
We are, however, troubled that soon after the federal court ruling, officials from the Energy Department (tasked with building the dump) met secretly with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (which will decide whether to give the ...
8:53 a.m.
Guggenheim opens 'Pursuit of Pleasure'
Joy, delight, bliss, elation, indulgence and amusement are used to describe the 37 pieces organized into four themes: music and dance, celebration and cafe society, flirtation and romance and gaming and sport.
8:52 a.m.
Performing Arts for July 16, 2004
Joe Lano Jazz Band
8:51 a.m.
Official muzzled in investigation tied to casino
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The official who jolted awake the state's once somnolent lobbying commission with hefty fines against such New York institutions as Donald Trump and the Yankees finds himself muzzled by a gag order. ...
8:50 a.m.
Letter: Absentee voting is the solution
However, I have a three-word solution: Vote absentee ballot!
8:50 a.m.
Letter: Groups behind refinery closures
Are you blaming the oil companies? Or can the reason for the closures be linked to the Sierra Club and other environmental groups that are against any new drilling, either offshore or, let's say, in ...
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Las Vegas' Superstar Bingo fills card at festival
Don't get out your stampers. It's not some newfangled version of the popular parlor game.
8:48 a.m.
Editorial: Petition was rightly denied
All of this got started when the 2003 Legislature approved a modest amount of new and increased taxes, which were vital to cope with the state's nation-leading growth. But a groundswell of anti-tax legislators and ...
8:47 a.m.
Schwarzenegger ponders contributions from tribes
LOS ANGELES -- The need to raise enough money to fight two gambling initiatives on the November ballot may lead Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to break the pledge he made during last year's recall campaign not ...
8:47 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: R&B legend Brown remembers good friend Charles
"I look around and get so depressed," 76-year-old rhythm-and-blues icon Brown says. "All my friends, all the legends I came along with are slipping away."
8:43 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A strong message in cancer fight
So do Ben Stiller and Matt Damon.
8:41 a.m.
Man gets life sentence for sex assault
A 41-year-old man who sexually assaulted his former girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter and videotaped the assaults was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.
8:19 a.m.
Illegal immigrant gets 120 days in pedestrian death
A week ago they were contemplating filing murder charges against him, but on Thursday prosecutors allowed an illegal immigrant to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident and failing to ...
8:16 a.m.
County may settle suit with former PIO
The Clark County Commission on Tuesday could settle a lawsuit filed by a former Clark County Fire Department public information officer against his bosses.
8:15 a.m.
Court briefs for July 16, 2004
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit by a Las Vegas anesthesiologist who claimed his privileges were revoked at Sunrise Hospital because of his race.
8:15 a.m.
High court upholds lawyer's suspension
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the suspension of Las Vegas attorney Kenneth L. Hall, based on his conviction of a gross misdemeanor count of child abuse and neglect.
8:15 a.m.
Editorial: Nader's shadowy help
July 17 - 18, 2004
4:31 a.m.
Letter: Irony found in Bush comment
July 17 - 18, 2004
4:28 a.m.
Grants help groups provide legal help to Clark County residents
4:10 a.m.
Pay to play
4:09 a.m.
Boy wants to repeat camp experience
July 17 - 18, 2004
4:08 a.m.
Kid at Heart
4:08 a.m.
Ethics Commission to examine Education Board member's conflicts
A two-member panel of the Nevada Commission on Ethics this afternoon determined that there is "just and sufficient" cause for the full commission to examine whether State Board of Education member John Hawk's involvement with ...
4:02 a.m.

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