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Archive for July 27, 2004

Kerry camp bringing out celebrities
BOSTON -- The Kerry campaign is bringing out celebrities, senators and strategists to make sure the Nevada delegation knows how important the state is to the election.
11:11 a.m.
Fire expected to spread
Firefighters gained no ground overnight on a 1,500-acre fire at Mount Charleston that started Monday afternoon, and fire officials expected to see the fire grow today.
11:10 a.m.
AG: Regents violated law again
CARSON CITY -- The state attorney general's office has accused the university regents of violating the open-meeting law again for refusing to provide a copy of a proposed employment contract with Jim Rogers as interim ...
11:10 a.m.
No charges filed in fatal cab crash
The Nevada Taxicab Authority and Metro Police are investigating a collision that killed a Missouri man and injured five others Sunday night at Valley View Boulevard and Viking Road.
11:07 a.m.
Four LV firms sued over accessibility complaints
Nevadans for Equal Access, a nonprofit group that represents the interests of people with disabilities, has filed federal lawsuits against four Las Vegas businesses alleging they violated federal and state accessibility laws.
11:07 a.m.
Regulators request more information on megadeal
The companies said in a joint statement that they intend to respond to the information request, which was not unexpected. MGM MIRAGE said the company still anticipates the transaction will be approved by the first ...
11:07 a.m.
News briefs for July 27, 2004
Nellis Air Force Base is hosting the military's Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2004 through Aug. 6.
11:06 a.m.
Aladdin investment depressed London Clubs second half
LONDON -- London Clubs Plc, the British owner of 11 casinos, Monday said second-half profit slid 95 percent after it lost money on an investment in a Las Vegas casino operator.
11:02 a.m.
Gaming briefs for July 27, 2004
LEWISTON, Maine -- Retailers are preparing for long lines and strong sales when Maine begins sales of Powerball lottery ticket sales at noon Friday.
11:02 a.m.
Earnings briefs for July 27, 2004
PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway Inc., the No. 3 U.S. supermarket chain and owner of Vons stores in Las Vegas, said today second-quarter profit fell 3.6 percent after the company cut prices to win back customers ...
11:02 a.m.
Pulte Homes' revenue soars
Two of the nation's largest home builders, also large Las Vegas builders, announced their quarterly earnings Monday.
11:01 a.m.
Disease test on hawk is positive
West Nile virus West nile virus is spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, which acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. The Health District recommends people take the following precautions to reduce their ...
10:58 a.m.
Special session of Legislature is sought to cap property taxes
Three Republican lawmakers have asked Gov. Kenny Guinn to call a special legislative session this year to implement a cap on property taxes.
10:56 a.m.
Some local seniors finding protection in owning guns
Some of the men arrive at the indoor shooting range in wheelchairs and others use walkers. A few are missing limbs lost in previous wars.
10:56 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Striking a balance in Vegas
We have made the cover of Time as a one-dimensional party town, and our martini-guzzling mayor and our morality-challenged marketers are singing the magazine's praises.
10:54 a.m.
Creer, retired Air Force general, real estate executive, dies at 92
William "Bill" Creer was a leader, whether commanding air raids over Europe during World War II, setting an air-speed record across the Atlantic in the 1950s or running one of Las Vegas' largest realty offices ...
10:53 a.m.
Two petitions have necessary amount of voter signatures
CARSON CITY -- Two petitions -- one to repeal the $833.5 tax package and the other to bar government employees from serving in the Legislature -- have cleared their first hurdle, Secretary of State Dean ...
10:52 a.m.
Suit leads to evictions of apartment dwellers
The property owner of a Las Vegas apartment complex issued eviction notices to all of her residents Monday after some of them filed a lawsuit against her.
10:52 a.m.
Sears opens concept store in Vegas
Sears, Roebuck & Co. opened its Sears Grand concept Monday in the west Las Vegas Valley, the third such store in the country.
10:46 a.m.
Five vendors on Fremont Street ordered to vacate
The management of the Fremont Street Experience outdoor mall in downtown Las Vegas has terminated the leases of five vendors as part of a move to "change the direction" of the mall.
10:46 a.m.
'Slots for Tots' slammed
Slots for Tots.
10:45 a.m.
Anthem earnings increase 34 percent
INDIANAPOLIS -- Anthem Inc. today posted a 34 percent rise in second-quarter profit and raised its outlook for the year. The health insurance provider also said it will go to court to overturn the California ...
10:45 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Origin of 'gossip' depends on source
So today we thought we'd use that flimsy tie-in to muse on the connection between politics and the coining of the word "gossip."
10:28 a.m.
Locals get taste of a big event
Open Division Championship Spiece Indy Heat (IN) 86, Team Breakdown (FL) 68
10:04 a.m.
Federal team to assess Carson City fire damage
CARSON CITY -- A federal team is due in Carson City on Wednesday to assess the damage of the 8,723-acre forest and range fire and to determine if the state will qualify for federal aid.
9:33 a.m.
Clinton, Gore speeches energize Nevada delegates
BOSTON -- It was a flashback Monday night for Democrats at their national convention as former President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore took the stage to call for one of their own party ...
9:28 a.m.
Nye commission resolves to support Yucca project
If approved, the Yucca Mountain project would send up to 77,000 tons of high-level nuclear waste through a 319-mile path in Nye and Lincoln counties before being placed inside the mountain, 90 miles northwest of ...
9:25 a.m.
Way paved for loans to two homeowners
A misunderstanding by a bank instead of an unintentional roadblock from City Hall was the cause of at least one downtown Henderson resident's recent troubles getting a loan, a city official said.
9:23 a.m.
Gates lauds Moore's film at Black Family Channel event
BOSTON -- Clark County Commission Yvonne Atkinson Gates shared the spotlight with controversial filmmaker Michael Moore at a award reception Monday at the Democratic National Convention.
9:22 a.m.
Agent claims overuse led to Williams' exit
Life after Ricky Williams has begun much earlier for the Miami Dolphins than they anticipated, in large part because they overused him, his agent said Monday.
9:20 a.m.
Rancho High's Kazor gets junior college job
"I don't have too many players right now," Kazor said by phone from Glen Ellyn, which is just outside of Chicago. "But I'm enthused. The school president said he'd give me everything I needed to ...
9:17 a.m.
Good till the last dunk
As five days of basketball overload wrapped up Monday night at Foothill High School, the two teams in the open division championship game at the Reebok Big Time tournament pretty much characterized the whole show.
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: They play it a little louder in the SEC
When representatives of the Mountain West Conference held their annual football media days last week at the plush Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort, participants not only noticed but commented on the peaceful, serene setting.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Conley gets a jump on cleaning up sport
He's such a nice guy that if you asked Mike Conley to jump, he'd probably ask "how high?"
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Earnhardt fired up about trying to run all 200 laps
Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he intends to race all 200 laps in Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway, but his team is planning for a repeat of this past weekend's race -- ...
9:11 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 27, 2004
The Charlotte Bobcats have signed Emeka Okafor, getting the No. 2 overall pick under contract before he leaves for Greece to play for the U.S. Olympic team.
9:10 a.m.
Guards plan rally over prison staffing problems
CARSON CITY -- A union of correctional officers in the state prison system plans to rally at the state Capitol Monday to call attention to its complants that staffing levels are dangerously low, jeopardizing the ...
9:10 a.m.
Obituaries for July 27, 2004
Donna M. Brandt, 68, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1936, in Chicago. A resident for 26 years, she was a homemaker.
9:10 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:08 a.m.
Think globally, experts tell New Jersey tourism interests
ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- With 127 miles of shoreline, hundreds of hotels and more amusement rides than you can shake Dad's wallet at, the New Jersey shore is already a big attraction.
9:00 a.m.
D.C. slots foes win round in signature challenge
WASHINGTON -- Opponents of a ballot initiative designed to allow development of a casino in the nation's capital drew a partial victory Monday. Regulators who will decide whether the measure should be on the Nov. ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Rep. Porter is not a strong entry
In post position No. 1 is Sen. Harry Reid, a hard-working, very influential Democratic senator. Post position No. 2 is a scratch, as Republican Sen. John Ensign is not running this year, but he also ...
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Flaw apparent in Social Security
In February Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan testified before the House Budget Committee and warned that changing demographics threaten to burst the Medicare and Social Security bubble: "In 2008 -- just four years from now -- ...
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Membership in militia is not required for guns
I did not disregard any part of the Second Amendment, as he suggested. Our Founding Fathers made sure that a militia could not be eliminated by Congress. They also made sure that people could "keep ...
8:56 a.m.
Spoon Jr. gets call to join Missouri
Jay Spoonhour has a new job.
8:52 a.m.
Editorial: A winner, a worker
His six victories belong at or near the top of any list of the greatest achievements ever in sports, team or individual. At the core of Armstrong's success, something for all of us to remember, ...
8:52 a.m.
Editorial: Protecting our seniors
Guardianship is supposed to protect senior citizens when they no longer can make decisions on their own. But if there aren't adequate safeguards, unscrupulous characters can take advantage of these legal proceedings, resulting in senior ...
8:51 a.m.
Disenrolled Paiutes hope for reinstatement order
Fourteen disenrolled members of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe are waiting for an order that will determine if they will be let back into the tribe after being kicked out in 1999.
8:39 a.m.
Metro Police committee approves funds for management consultant
The Metro Police Fiscal Affairs Committee on Monday set aside $144,000 from the department's general fund for a Las Vegas consulting firm hired to teach leadership skills to mid-level officers.
8:39 a.m.
Heat taking lower toll on county residents this year
The county appears on track to record far fewer heat-related deaths this year, according to the Clark County coroner's office.
8:37 a.m.
Defense: Kiosk owner's killing done by others
The attorney for a 20-year-old man accused of killing a 40-year-old jewelry kiosk owner told a Clark County jury that prosecutors might be able to prove his client was at the scene of the killing ...
8:37 a.m.
Community briefs for July 27, 2004
The Rev. Gus Guppenberger of Glenmary Home Missioners will speak Saturday and Sunday during Masses at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Laughlin about missionary work in Appalachia, the South and Southwest.
8:36 a.m.
Parents urged to apply for school bus service
Those who are eligible for bus service and submit an application prior to or on July 30 will receive bus service information through the mail. Bus service information includes pickup location and time, bus route ...
8:35 a.m.
Immunization schedule for July 27, 2004
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:35 a.m.
Zmed puts on dancing shoes for Hilton contest
Maybe you remember him as officer Vince Romano in the TV series "T.J. Hooker" (1982-'85).
8:12 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Reality in Vegas is unrealistic
I figured everything that could be said had been said or written in the barrage of local and national media commentary that followed Linda Ronstadt's ejection from the Aladdin July 17.
8:09 a.m.
Rehearsing for Success: Educational festival pairs students with top musicians
He becomes ecstatic when talking about students performing and learning alongside professional musicians. But ask him what the festival, held at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada, does for the community and he's over the ...
8:09 a.m.

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