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Archive for July 26, 2004

Heightened terrorism fears aren't slowing down casinos
With terrorism concerns once again making headlines as the Democratic National Convention kicks off today in Boston, casino officials in Las Vegas say they are prepared on the security front. But they don't necessarily have ...
11:05 a.m.
HCA planning to build hospital in Henderson
HCA Inc., already a big player in the Las Vegas-area hospital industry, intends to expand with a fourth local hospital. This one will be in Henderson.
11:04 a.m.
EOB threatens to evict families
The Economic Opportunity Board threatened to kick two families with children out of a federally funded program to help the homeless this week, even as the federal funding agency informed the board in a letter ...
11:04 a.m.
Court funding swap hits resistance
A plan by Clark County to give the state total control of District Court in exchange for the county taking on the full responsibility of funding the local child welfare system is being met with ...
11:04 a.m.
No citation in death of casino employee
"There was no citations as far as OSHA standards go and no recommendations," said Chris Davis, the agency's district manager.
11:02 a.m.
Poll finds support for lottery, racinos
Both issues will be on the ballot when Oklahoma voters go to the polls Nov. 2.
11:02 a.m.
Teens arrested in vandalism of autos
Metro Police arrested a Las Vegas teenager Saturday on suspicion of vandalizing more than 30 cars in the Desert Shores area earlier this month.
11:01 a.m.
Polluting cement plant has plans to reopen
A dormant Clark County cement plant that has a history as a major polluter is taking steps toward reopening, worrying environmental officials.
11:01 a.m.
College students making grade in online classrooms
English on the sofa, calculus in your pajamas, sociology on vacation.
10:58 a.m.
Biggest Yucca obstacle may be budget
WASHINGTON -- While a court battle threatens to derail the Energy Department's plans to ship nuclear waste to Nevada, the department could see the Yucca Mountain project delayed by a budget crunch.
10:58 a.m.
Another child left alone in hot vehicle
A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized Sunday afternoon after his mother left him inside a hot van parked outside a birthday party in Green Valley for at least half an hour, a Henderson Police spokesman said.
10:56 a.m.
Homeless may get more fed money this year
This year's pitch for federal dollars to help the valley's homeless should be more successful than last year's, those who worked on the application said Wednesday.
10:56 a.m.
Seven people die in weekend accidents
Seven people, including a baby, her 8-year-old sister, and a taxi passenger, died in four separate accidents on Las Vegas Valley streets during a particularly deadly weekend here, police said.
10:55 a.m.
Union members stage informational picket
The Machinists Union is working to organize 193 Las Vegas Valley car dealerships , repair shops and trucking companies, and Desert Toyota is the first of those undergoing negotiations. The company has said in court ...
10:52 a.m.
Owner of home builder Pardee posts strong quarter
SEATTLE -- Profit at Weyerhaeuser Co. more than doubled in the second quarter thanks to favorable markets for wood products, the company said Friday. Its shares rose more than 2 percent.
10:51 a.m.
HCA profit climbs 47 percent as malpractice costs decline
HCA Inc., owner of three surgery centers and Sunrise, MountainView and Southern Hills hospitals in Las Vegas, reported today a 47 percent increase in its second-quarter profit, beating analysts' expectations by 7 cents per share.
10:51 a.m.
Existing-home sales rise to record pace
WASHINGTON -- U.S. sales of previously owned homes unexpectedly rose to a record 6.95 million annual pace in June, pushing prices to their highest level ever, an industry report showed today.
10:48 a.m.
Earnings briefs for July 26, 2004
Capitol Bancorp Ltd. reported record second-quarter net income of $6.9 million, or 47 cents per share. That's up from $5.7 million, or 45 cents per share, a year ago.
10:48 a.m.
Reverse stock split goes into effect
The move cut by half the number of shares outstanding and drove the price to $3.50 on Friday. The stock -- which trades on the Nasdaq Small Cap market -- was down 50 cents to ...
10:48 a.m.
Firing of forestry employee who showed porn is upheld
CARSON CITY -- A state hearing officer has upheld the firing of a state forestry conservation crew supervisor who showed pornographic videos to his prison inmate crew at the Indians Springs Conservation Camp in Southern ...
10:44 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Jackson fete has it all -- except Jacksons
Jackson was not surrounded by his estranged wife, Katherine, nor any of their famous offspring. No Tito, no Jermaine, no Marlon, no Jackie, no Janet and most definitely no Michael.
10:26 a.m.
Nevada delegates excited to be in Boston
BOSTON -- Energy filled the room as Nevada's delegates to the Democratic National Convention kicked off the four-day event with a mix of enthusiasm and hope.
9:42 a.m.
Nevada delegates
Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev.
9:42 a.m.
Horse owners urged to vaccinate animals against West Nile
A state veterinarian is urging Las Vegas horse owners to vaccinate their animals against the West Nile virus.
9:31 a.m.
Bonds OK'd for retirement community in Summerlin
CARSON CITY -- The state Board of Finance has authorized the issuance of up to $65 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds to help build a retirement community in Summerlin being called the first of its ...
9:31 a.m.
Monorail riders keep their cool
Despite a couple of glitches last week, the Las Vegas Monorail appeared to be running smoothly Sunday afternoon, with passengers confident they'd reach their destinations without delay.
9:30 a.m.
News briefs for July 26, 2004
A 63-year-old man wanted in the killing of man inside the victim's mobile home near Nellis Air Force Base was arrested Friday in Las Vegas, Metro Police said.
9:25 a.m.
Guinn names 102 to state commissions
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn announced 102 appointments or reappointments to 51 of the state boards and commissions on Friday, including reappointment of three members to the Nuclear Projects Commission.
9:25 a.m.
California judge: Court has authority in tribal dispute
LOS ANGELES -- A Superior Court judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit by ousted members of an American Indian tribe Friday, saying courts have authority over legal matters that arise from tribal disputes.
9:24 a.m.
West Virginia county debating merits, drawbacks of a casino
WALKERSVILLE, W.Va. -- The question before Lewis County is a simple one, but the answer may not be: Should voters decide whether developers can pursue a casino in the old Weston Hospital, or should they ...
9:24 a.m.
Firm in dispute with Japan
The Fair Trade Commission sent an official warning to Microsoft on July 13, demanding that the software giant drop the clause in licensing agreements that it suspects helps Microsoft unlawfully infringe patents.
9:24 a.m.
Homemaking diva may go to prison early
Stewart, who resigned as CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia but still holds the title of founding editorial director, is "willing to think about this because of the company," attorney Walter Dellinger said on ABC's ...
9:24 a.m.
Obituaries for July 26, 2004
Ronald Abramczyk, 50, of Mentor, Ohio, died July 10 in Las Vegas. A welder for an electricity company, he was born July 16, 1953, in Ohio.
9:22 a.m.
Coaches, talent are spread thin
Saturday night at the Foothill High School gym, Reebok Big Time media director Dominic Clark sounded relieved.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Maybe Ricky will bump into Brian
Jayson Williams was accused of shooting his chauffeur.
9:17 a.m.
Busch, Tracy rev up seasons with victories
Kurt Busch and Paul Tracy, two racers with ties to Las Vegas, thrust themselves back into the championship picture in their respective series with victories Sunday in New Hampshire and Vancouver, British Columbia.
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Next spring's stars will come out for the boutique meets
When Saratoga starts its spa meeting on Wednesday, the window to the future will swing wide open from coast to coast. Del Mar, the Left Coast's spa racing spot, got the jump by a week ...
9:15 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 26, 2004
The St. Louis Rams signed first-round draft pick Steven Jackson, a former star at Eldorado High School, to a five-year, $7 million contract on Sunday.
9:13 a.m.
Franco hooks another Milwaukee championship
MILWAUKEE -- Carlos Franco hates to practice and loves to fish.
9:12 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Summer slammers pack the house
Normally by late Sunday afternoon, the crowds at the around-the-clock Big Time high school basketball tournament and recruiting hootenany are about as thin as Barry Bonds before he started hitting the juice -- er, weights. ...
9:12 a.m.
Dodgers' GM gets a full taste of 51s baseball
What a weekend for the boss to show up.
9:12 a.m.
Rebels have their eyes on three among the hot prospects in town
New UNLV head basketball coach Lon Kruger and assistants Marvin Menzies and Lew Hill could be spotted the past few days at various high school gyms around the city scouting some of the nation's top ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Stage is not the place for a political lecture
Of course we have freedom of speech, but this is about high-priced entertainers putting on a high-cost show. If they want to advertise it as a political seminar, fine -- we'll pay and listen. But ...
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Other venues are more apropos
When I pay my cash to some performer, I want a performance -- period.
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Public debate is American way
What is wrong with these people? The Republicans control the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and much of the news media, yet they're still not satisfied. Now they're going ballistic because Moore had the ...
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Weary of views of entertainers
I am getting sick and tired of having to listen to the political views of entertainers I pay money to. The same goes for all the award shows. If they want to talk about politics, ...
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Rights diminish under Bush's rule
Little by little our freedoms and rights are evaporating because of the policies and atmosphere created by the Bush administration. Two weekends ago it was Linda Ronstadt, but sooner than you think it could be ...
8:54 a.m.
Letter: No Child Left Behind widely misunderstood
No Child Left Behind is one of the most misunderstood laws in our nation's history. Its provisions for local control, flexibility and state standards have been ignored or given short shrift. There are historic levels ...
8:51 a.m.
Letter: Iraq is beacon for terrorists
If he admitted that we were ill-prepared for the aftermath of invasion and wrong for sending large numbers of troops to Iraq rather than to Afghanistan to capture Osama bin Laden, then our entire Middle ...
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: Senators and screeners
Reid and Ensign had effectively blocked the Bush administration's nomination of former Navy Rear Adm. David Stone as head of the Transportation Security Administration. They only relented after receiving Stone's promise to provide McCarran with ...
8:45 a.m.
Editorial: Yearly audits needed for public funds
The discovery also revealed something important about the city. It does not perform annual audits of its departments. That's why the employee's thefts went undiscovered for so long. Because the auditing department is so understaffed, ...
8:44 a.m.
Killing linked to burglary
Julia Jarrell, 34, was arrested Thursday and Ramon Iniguez, 27, was arrested last month in connection with the May 4 shooting of 26-year-old Marc Somers.
8:28 a.m.
Grant to help HIV outreach
CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas organization whose plan to spend state money on a gospel festival was rejected last year received state approval last week for a $250,000 grant.
8:26 a.m.
Inquest finds police officer justified in drug-raid death
A North Las Vegas Police officer who shot and killed a man while serving a narcotics search warrant in April was found to be justified in his actions at a Clark County coroner's inquest on ...
8:25 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for July 26, 2004
Tired of all the blather about presidential campaign promises, national conventions and pesky platforms? So were Jeff Grace, Matt Wentland and Doug Manley.
8:15 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Crews work to prevent future fires
"We are very lucky, and extremely grateful to a fire crew we will probably never meet," she wrote in an e-mail July 16, the day she and her husband, David Gissen, were allowed to return ...
8:12 a.m.
Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On: Handshakes say more about us than we think, experts say
Do you: A: Give them a firm handshake, accompanied by eye-to-eye contact and maybe a smile?
8:11 a.m.
Sonic Youth makes Vegas show worth the wait
Sure enough, the band's Friday night return failed to pack the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, drawing about 1,000 fans to a venue that can hold about twice that number.
8:11 a.m.
John's return to Caesars is all fun, no politics
Some fans of Elton John wondered if he would use his return engagement at Caesars Palace on Friday night to jump into the political maelstrom that seems to be picking up steam across the nation ...
8:07 a.m.
Henley doesn't disappoint Eagle-eyed fans
The lead singer of the top rock-country-folk band of the '70s (now on one of its farewell tours) packed Buffalo Bill's Star of the Desert Arena with 5,000 hardcore fans Saturday night during a solo ...
8:06 a.m.

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