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Archive for June 17, 2004

The Killers
Hot Fuss couldn't be more appropriate a name for the Killers' debut album. The band's brief career, beginning with trudges through the abysmal Vegas live venue scene, has been highlighted by plenty of buzz.
6:23 p.m.
Teacher's case prompts search for young sex assault victims
Metro Police are asking possible sexual assault victims to step forward after a 14-year-old girl told Clark County School District Police that she and a substitute teacher met at Grant Sawyer Middle School last month ...
11:15 a.m.
Bill could improve security on trains with nuke waste
WASHINGTON -- A new railroad bill could provide $350 million for improved security for trains transporting hazardous material, which could include nuclear waste, as well as additional money to strengthen railroad security nationwide.
11:12 a.m.
Girl, 3, drowns; is fourth young victim
Metro Police are investigating the drowning death Monday of a 3-year-old girl in a residential swimming pool in southwest Las Vegas, the fourth child drowning in Clark County this year.
11:11 a.m.
LV-bound plane hit by lightning
Passengers aboard the plane smelled a faint electrical odor, at which point the pilot made the emergency landing. The aircraft was inspected and arrived in Las Vegas about 6:20 p.m., McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Elaine ...
11:11 a.m.
Real estate consultant bought by Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood is a Washington, D.C.-based media company founded in 1976 that owns 22 magazines.
11:10 a.m.
Pedestrian killed by car a block from home
Every day 65-year-old Dolores Moose took the bus to and from Mermaids Casino on Fremont Street where she worked the late shift waiting tables, hoping to put aside enough money to buy a car.
11:10 a.m.
Yucca budget measure moves forward
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department's desire to have Congress change how it gives money to the Yucca Mountain project moved forward this week, but its chief supporter acknowledged that it will be tough to finalize ...
11:09 a.m.
Strip club liquor license decision postponed
The Las Vegas City Council is to decide the fate of Treasures at its first meeting in September, after a nearly three-hour discussion Wednesday that featured an abject apology from the strip club's lawyer and ...
11:05 a.m.
Ruling limits child sex act charges
A unanimous ruling Tuesday by the Nevada Supreme Court limits the number of charges that can be leveled against some child molesters, leading prosecutors to say that a change in the law is needed.
11:05 a.m.
Report: 76,000 drug addicts in Nevada not getting treatment
Tens of thousands of Nevadans aren't getting the treatment they need for drug abuse, according to a federal government survey released this week that put Nevada among the worst 10 states for percentage of the ...
11:05 a.m.
Uninsured sue nonprofit hospitals
A group of plaintiffs' lawyers filed civil lawsuits against more than a dozen nonprofit hospitals in eight states Wednesday, claiming the hospitals violated their obligation as charities by overcharging people without insurance and then hounding ...
11:04 a.m.
Guard recruiters lose 'weekend warrior' pitch
The U.S. military's continued reliance on the National Guard for duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world means the old recruiting pitch of "one weekend a month and two weeks a year" is no ...
11:04 a.m.
Proposed Lincoln County development ripped
At least one environmental group has come out swinging against proposed federal legislation that would release 100,000 acres of land in Lincoln County for development.
11:04 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE makes Fortune diversity list
Las Vegas-based MGM MIRAGE ranked 42nd on the list in the June 28 edition. The magazine said 52.1 percent of the employees working for the company are minorities.
10:59 a.m.
FERC under pressure to look again at Enron deals
Under increasing pressure from Congress and the national media, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may be closer to revisiting the dealings notorious power trade Enron Corp.
10:57 a.m.
Mandalay CEO's stock sales confound observer
What in the world is going on with Michael Ensign?
10:57 a.m.
Gaming briefs for June 17, 2004
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- More gambling addicts and their relatives have been turning to a group that provides counseling referrals and education about problem gambling.
10:55 a.m.
Judge weighs dismissal bid in IGT tax case
CARSON CITY -- A Reno judge has taken under consideration requests by International Game Technology and Nevada's attorney general to dismiss a whistleblower's claim that IGT filed false tax returns and owes up to $30 ...
10:55 a.m.
Indian gambling strategy no sure bet for governor
LOS ANGELES -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to win the state a cut of Indian gambling profit while sidetracking two gambling initiatives on the November ballot is far from a safe bet, analysts said Wednesday.
10:55 a.m.
Alliance facing shareholder lawsuits
Law firms in California and Maryland announced Wednesday they filed lawsuits seeking class action status on behalf of Alliance Gaming Corp. shareholders.
10:51 a.m.
Las Vegas gas prices unchanged; state average falls
In Las Vegas, however, the average price was unchanged at $2.23 a gallon. The price also was unchanged in Henderson at $2.21 and up 1 cent to $2.22 in North Las Vegas.
10:51 a.m.
Experts expect national cement shortage to ease
The cement shortage that has affected different regions of the United States, including Southern Nevada, may abate slightly later this year, a trade group says.
10:49 a.m.
Merging companies to cash in on convention strength
As the proposed merger of MGM MIRAGE and Mandalay Resort Group advances, industry watchers are beginning to wonder what the unified company could do to the big Las Vegas convention industry.
10:48 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Military men say Palms is the bomb
This weekend five soldiers currently being debriefed at Fort Drum in New York arrive at the Palms for five days of fun, gratis.
10:48 a.m.
State agencies will have to pay for cars donated by NHP
CARSON CITY -- During a four-year period, the Nevada Highway Patrol donated scores, if not hundreds, of its used vehicles to other state agencies and to police units in local government.
9:44 a.m.
Treasury, HUD secretaries visiting Vegas
At 8:30 a.m. Snow will speak at a roundtable discussion with members of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association. Following that meeting, he will join Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson on a tour ...
9:44 a.m.
Pickup truck strikes woman walking along sidewalk
A Las Vegas woman hit by a truck in a strange accident Wednesday morning as she was walking on a sidewalk was in critical condition with serious head trauma this morning.
9:44 a.m.
Lawmakers told of NHP problems with radios
CARSON CITY -- Nevada Highway Patrol troopers in Southern Nevada are continuing to struggle with a new radio system's dead spots, static and dropped messages, and it may take another year to fix, officials said ...
9:43 a.m.
Report says five of the hijackers visited Vegas before 9-11
A report released Wednesday by federal investigators probing the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks points out that five of the terrorists involved visited Las Vegas prior to the attacks and reveals the dates that they ...
9:43 a.m.
Libraries eye raising fees for rooms
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is studying whether it should charge businesses and organizations more to use library meeting areas.
9:30 a.m.
Ex-NFL player involved in LV's bid for Expos
In February, former New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Vataha officially joined a deep roster of national figures who are involved with the potential relocation of the Montreal Expos to Las Vegas.
9:29 a.m.
Lightning sparks brush fires; slight rain falls in LV Valley
Lightning strikes sparked wildland fires in Southern Nevada and Southern Utah Wednesday night as a series of dry thunderstorms pushed north and east of Las Vegas.
9:25 a.m.
School workers get new health option
NevadaCare, part of a Phoenix-based network of providers, has been added to the list of insurance plans that the School District's 8,900 support employees may choose from. Support employees may also sign up with Health ...
9:25 a.m.
Feds will give $13.5 million to state in lieu of tax revenue
WASHINGTON -- The federal government will transfer $13.5 million to Nevada today to offset property tax revenue the state loses because of the federal land in the state.
9:25 a.m.
Nader's campaign disavows new petition drive in Nevada
A supporter of independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader said Wednesday he will try once again to collect signatures to put Nader on the November ballot, but Nader's campaign disavowed the effort.
9:23 a.m.
Neal's last shot at gaming tax hike politely rejected
CARSON CITY -- With his legislative service of 32 years nearing an end, state Sen. Joe Neal, D-Las Vegas, took a final shot at one of his favorite targets: the gaming industry.
9:22 a.m.
Hearing set for man, 81, in killing
A preliminary hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to try an 81-year-old man accused of killing his 73 year-old girlfriend was scheduled for Sept. 13.
9:20 a.m.
Clark's father backs alibi in fatal shooting
A Hillside gang member on trial for murder told a jury Wednesday that he was at home watching a basketball game when a North Las Vegas mother of six was killed in a drive-by shooting.
9:19 a.m.
Lawmakers criticize plans for school building changes
CARSON CITY -- State legislators unleashed a barrage of criticism Wednesday at suggestions to make changes to proposed buildings at the Nevada State College in Henderson and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
9:17 a.m.
Mobile park charged for costs
The owners of Sky-Vue Mobile Park -- whoever they are -- will have to pay $85,579 to the city for the expenses associated with closing the 100-space park April 30, City Council decided unanimously Wednesday.
9:13 a.m.
Prison said to be deteriorating
CARSON CITY -- After hearing complaints that conditions are deteriorating at the privately run state women's prison in North Las Vegas, the Legislative Interim Finance Committee has authorized the state to take over its operation ...
9:12 a.m.
Obituaries for June 17, 2004
Maurice Cau, 83, of Beaver, Utah, died Wednesday in Beaver. He was born April 23, 1921, in France. A former Las Vegas resident, he was a sous chef at several local hotels, 1974 Chef of ...
9:11 a.m.
Metro must pay $1 over jail lawsuit
Metro Police have been ordered by a federal judge to pay $1 to a man who alleged he was not allowed to practice his religion when he wanted to while being held at the Clark ...
9:10 a.m.
Written opinion on Mack released
The Nevada Commission on Ethics on Wednesday released its written opinion affirming a decision made in November that Las Vegas Councilman Michael Mack did not break any ethics rules when he declined to vote on ...
9:09 a.m.
News briefs for June 17, 2004
Metro Police are asking the public to help them find Raymond Alton Garrett.
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Force finally getting chance to be with daughter
John Force said he would have mixed feelings as he spends this Father's Day racing with his daughter, Ashley, at the K&N Filters SuperNationals in Englishtown, N.J.
9:07 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 17, 2004
Former UNLV right fielder Eric Nielsen was honored by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assocation on its 14th annual All-America Division I baseball teams.
9:06 a.m.
Lee's 28-game hit streak ends
Carlos Lee of the Chicago White Sox had his team-record 28-game hitting streak end in a 4-0 loss to the Florida Marlins Wednesday night in Miami.
9:05 a.m.
State prepares for case against Energy Department
WASHINGTON -- Oral arguments in yet another legal challenge brought by the state against the Energy Department may come by the end of the year, based on a schedule released by a federal appeals court ...
9:02 a.m.
Osborne gets last-minute start
Former UNLV pitcher Donovan Osborne was scheduled to throw about 65 pitches in relief Wednesday for the Portland Beavers, trying to return himself to game shape following a month-long layoff.
9:01 a.m.
Hanrahan does the job on hill, at plate
A remarkable feat occurred Wednesday night at Cashman Field -- a Las Vegas 51s pitcher hit for the cycle ... on the season, anyway.
9:01 a.m.
Judge considers dismissal bid in IGT case
CARSON CITY -- A Reno judge has taken under consideration requests by International Game Technology and Nevada's attorney general to dismiss a whistleblower's claim that IGT filed false tax returns and owes up to $30 ...
9:00 a.m.
Indicators suggest growth to continue
The index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose 0.5 percent in May as factories added hours and the money supply grew, a sign the expansion will continue.
8:59 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 7:05 p.m.
8:58 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Glen Burnie, Md., Hasim Rahman, Las Vegas, vs. Rob Callaway, St. Joseph, Mo., 10, heavyweights.
8:57 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Once the champ, Rahman stays busy against unknowns
Feeling a need to keep himself busy as he awaits another crack at a heavyweight championship, ex-champ Hasim Rahman of Las Vegas is fighting tonight for the third time in four months.
8:56 a.m.
Senecas' plans for N.Y. casino blocked
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A judge halted the Seneca Indian Nation's plans to build a casino in suburban Buffalo, ruling Wednesday that the tribe may not put its third casino outside of the city.
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Leader's spirit will be missed
I began to believe President Reagan must still be somehow influencing his departure; so perfect his farewell played out. From the timing of his death, coinciding with the Normandy anniversary, and having many world leaders ...
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Reagan destroyed labor movement
Having lived through several presidential terms -- Herbert Hoover until now -- I did not think I would ever see a newspaper print the honest truth about someone who the media has praised so loud ...
8:53 a.m.
Letter: War was needed to validate U.N.'s global authority
I think the president and his subordinates have made their intent transparently clear: The impending war on, or occupation of, Iraq is intended to carry out the Security Council's mandates, not to protect our nation ...
8:53 a.m.
Editorial: Lies, lies and more lies
Yes, Racicot is referring to the same man who during the 2000 campaign said that he would use "sound science" in deciding whether to recommend if 77,000 tons of nuclear waste should be buried here. ...
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: Just what more do they know?
Last fall President Bush was forced to acknowledge that there was no evidence that Saddam had anything to do with the 9-11 attacks, but since then he has turned around and falsely left the impression ...
8:50 a.m.
County backs homes in industrial area
The 6-0 decision Wednesday came despite the appeal of Anthony Longo, a member of the Sunrise Manor Town Advisory Board, a group that advises the commission on land-use issues affecting the area. The decision reaffirms ...
8:30 a.m.
LV Marine part of anti-terrorism team
Pfc. Cody Coss, son of Donald and Judy Coss of Las Vegas, is one of more than 50 active-duty Marines assigned to 2nd Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Company (2nd FAST), 3rd Platoon, based at Naval ...
8:28 a.m.
Water reclamation district must pay for sewage spill
The Clark County Water Reclamation District faces either a fine or a more expensive environmental project to improve Southern Nevada's water quality after a major sewage spill into Lake Mead in February, a state official ...
8:28 a.m.
NLV approves purchase of golf course
The North Las Vegas City Council's long-discussed plan to buy Craig Ranch Golf Course and turn it into a massive regional park took a step forward Wednesday when the council voted 4-0 to approve an ...
8:27 a.m.
Community briefs for June 17, 2004
Pianist Danilo Perez will perform at the last of the four free Jazz in the Park concerts at 8 p.m. Saturday at the County Government Center Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.
8:27 a.m.
Neal fails again in bid for casino tax
CARSON CITY -- With his legislative service of 32 years nearing an end, state Sen. Joe Neal, D-Las Vegas, took a final shot at one of his favorite targets: the casino industry.
8:26 a.m.
State settles lawsuits over UNLV library
CARSON CITY -- The state has agreed to settle lawsuits over delays and defects on the Lied Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for $2.6 million, and the Legislative Interim Finance Commission agreed ...
8:26 a.m.
Prisoner re-entry center OK'd
CARSON CITY -- The Legislative Interim Finance Committee Wednesday approved plans by the state Corrections Department to go forward with plans to open a re-entry center in Las Vegas for convicted felons who are being ...
8:23 a.m.
Lynch recalls working Bug out early in career
It wasn't the script that convinced Jack Nance to take the lead role in the cult classic "Eraserhead."
8:14 a.m.
Independent's Day: After hiatus, Black starts radical record label, Equity
Black - who performs Saturday night at Sunset Station - and wife/actress Lisa Hartman Black also gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Lily Pearl.
8:13 a.m.

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