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Archive for June 21, 2004

Cheney upbeat on economy
Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, made a short campaign stop in Henderson this morning to tout President Bush's plan for the economy.
11:27 a.m.
New trend in ID theft a 'living nightmare'
Nineteen-year-old Bryan Gonzales went to visit his sister at the Las Vegas Outlet Center and ended up in police custody trying to prove he wasn't a car thief called Ishmael.
11:26 a.m.
Wildfire spreads in Virgin Mountains
The fire that has been burning for more than four days in the Virgin Mountains, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, had consumed 8,000 acres of pinyon and juniper pine trees and was about ...
11:22 a.m.
Nuke power users asked to pay more to fund Yucca
WASHINGTON -- Nuclear power users may be asked to pay even more money to fund the Yucca Mountain dumpsite to help fill a gap created by budget policy.
11:21 a.m.
Community tries to help fill void of a family lost
An autographed Joe DiMaggio lithograph worth more than $10,000 is tacked to the back wall of Madison Martin's bedroom, behind his SpongeBob SquarePants bunk bed. Crisp designer clothes, price tags still attached, fill his closet. ...
11:20 a.m.
Crashes kill eight over the weekend
A family of five died Friday night on Interstate 15 near Primm after their Pontiac Grand Am was hit by two vehicles, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
11:19 a.m.
Family returns from trip to find dead man
Metro Police this morning were searching for a car missing from the a Northwest Las Vegas home where a slain man was discovered Sunday night.
11:19 a.m.
Medical system working to meet Hispanics' needs
Ariana Juarez, an 18-year-old with a quick smile, knows what it's like to feel stupid in a doctor's office.
11:14 a.m.
EOB may have to give money back
The Economic Opportunity Board has not been able to show the federal government that nearly $500,000 that the local nonprofit organization received to house the chronically homeless was used for that purpose -- meaning it ...
11:13 a.m.
Lake Mead outing turns deadly for father
The father of a family who loved to boat on Lake Mead drowned Saturday after saving his wife's life, family members said Sunday.
11:13 a.m.
Nevadans not marketing gambling in China
Nevada's opening of the first-ever U.S. tourism office in China comes at a price -- the office can't promote the state's No. 1 industry, gambling.
11:03 a.m.
FHA Clark County loan cap raised
On a weekend of high-level Republican visits to the state of Nevada, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced an increase of more than 18 percent on the area's cap on some single-family mortgage ...
11:01 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE in deal to build casino in China
Fresh from engineering the biggest gaming acquisition in history, MGM MIRAGE today said it entered into a joint venture to build and operate a major resort in the Chinese city of Macau, one of the ...
11:00 a.m.
Company says higher rates will increase Clark County foreclosures
A California company that has begun tracking residential foreclosures in Clark County says the rise in interest rates not only will slow down the housing market, but will lead to a rise in foreclosures.
10:58 a.m.
Earning briefs for June 21, 2004
MINNEAPOLIS -- Best Buy Co. Inc. reported first-quarter earnings of $114 million as the nation's biggest consumer electronics chain saw its revenue climb 17 percent.
10:58 a.m.
Big Las Vegas mall owners merging
INDIANAPOLIS -- Simon Property Group Inc., the world's largest manager of shopping malls, said today it agreed to buy Chelsea Property Group Inc., the biggest U.S. owner of factory-outlet shopping centers, for about $3.5 billion ...
10:56 a.m.
Business briefs for June 21, 2004
Las Vegas-based beverage maker American Water Star Inc. on Friday began trading its stock on the American Stock Exchange.
10:56 a.m.
Ten years later, casino debate still on the table
ST. LOUIS -- Ten years ago, in May 1994, the Admiral and the Station Casino in St. Charles debuted as the state's first two riverboat casinos. Missouri gaming sites now number 11, with more likely.
10:49 a.m.
Business gaming briefs for June 21, 2004
Sheldon Adelson's Las Vegas Sands Inc., which operates the Venetian Casino Resort on the Las Vegas Strip, may have a market value of at least $4 billion after an initial public offering.
10:48 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 21, 2004
A court today rejected Lance Armstrong's attempt to force a publisher to insert the star cyclist's denial of doping allegations into copies of a new book about him.
10:38 a.m.
Skateboarding area moving to new park
A popular skateboarding area in northwest Las Vegas deemed a nuisance by neighbors is moving this summer to another park, following a decision by the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday.
10:38 a.m.
Nearly 100 protest Cheney's LV visit
Nearly 100 people gathered in front of the "Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada" sign on Las Vegas Boulevard South Sunday afternoon equipped with signs, "Elect Kerry" buttons and radiation-suit costumes in protest of today's ...
10:01 a.m.
Obituaries for June 21, 2004
Norman Michael Atkinson, 56, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 2, 1948, in Murray, Utah. A resident for 18 years, he was a pool company maintenance man and ...
9:49 a.m.
Acquittal of suspect angers victim's family
Family members of the North Las Vegas woman who was killed in a drive-by shooting last year said they were not surprised that her accused shooter was acquitted Friday.
9:46 a.m.
Statewide citizens group must tackle water shortage
A new citizens group has been tapped to find ways to keep the water flowing to Las Vegas in a sustainable way.
9:46 a.m.
School Board extends contract for financial officer
Walt Rulffes, deputy superintendent of operations, earns $137,150 annually. He declined the 2 percent cost-of-living increase funded by the state.
9:46 a.m.
Tuition refunds claimed slowly
CARSON CITY -- Few students who were overcharged by the University and Community College System of Nevada have asked for refunds so far after a foul-up on residency requirements.
9:41 a.m.
Team of inspectors planned to curb abuse reformatories
CARSON CITY -- A committee of state lawmakers is recommending that the 2005 Legislature create a team of inspectors to make sure that juveniles are not being abused in state reformatories.
9:40 a.m.
News briefs for June 21, 2004
A District Court judge sentenced a former child care worker to a minimum of 30 years in jail Friday for sexual assault and child pornography charges.
9:39 a.m.
Closed charter schools must return money to state
The state Board of Education approved new regulations Saturday for the closure of charter schools, including requiring the organizations to return any remaining per-pupil dollars.
9:38 a.m.
EOB official appeals firing
O'Hare was subsidy manager of the whole program -- the EOB's largest -- until being fired once before last fall. He appealed that firing as well based on a lack of due process and the ...
9:38 a.m.
Black shows perfect timing in Sunset Station concert
Who: Clint Black.
9:27 a.m.
Perez 'goes with it' at 'Jazz in the Park' finale
Who: Danilo Perez.
9:24 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for June 21, 2004
With summer officially upon us (the season began Sunday, for those of you who seemed to have misplaced your wall calendars), it's time to devise plans for a long vacation - and then somehow not ...
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Proposal protects 'garden'
Nancy Hall's garden is safe.
9:15 a.m.
Reel Clout
The CineVegas Film Festival may have ended its nine-day run Saturday, but to Trevor Groth, director of programming, the event is just getting started.
9:13 a.m.
Community news briefs for June 21, 2004
University United Methodist Church is presenting its semi-annual variety show to raise money for its summer recreational program and other youth activities for local children beginning with a pre-show entertainment at 6:40 p.m. Saturday at ...
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Need monorail on track now
The citizens of Las Vegas and Clark County deserve an explanation.
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Federal contracts spur outsourcers
In addition to being a notorious outsourcer, Accenture's Bermuda base allows it to avoid a heavier U.S. tax burden. As one congresswoman stated, "If you want to feed at the public trough, you have to ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: City's treatment of homeless isn't compassionate
Today we have no emergency weather shelter. There has been none since April 20, when Catholic Charities closed 400 beds. The absurdity of this lack of shelter is that a community assistance center will be ...
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: An earlier takeover?
The contract of the private firm, Corrections Corp. of America, ends Sept. 30 and the state will take over the next day. We're wondering if that's soon enough. Two Nevada assemblywomen, Vonne Chowning and Chris ...
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: Homeless issue needs leadership
Goodman doesn't want the city paying for year-round shelters, emergency weather shelters, housing, food, counseling, job training, health care or much of anything for homeless people. This strategy shaves a few bucks from the city's ...
9:00 a.m.
Schwikert: More than 'bad girl' of gymnastics
Contrary to what you have may have read, Tasha Schwikert doesn't flip, fly and pirouette around the gymnastics arena in a multi-colored hairdo with iconoclastic tattoos and piercings adorning her muscular and oh-so-nimble body, a ...
8:57 a.m.
Dodgers get best of famed Yankees
LOS ANGELES --"The Road to the World Series Begins Here."
8:55 a.m.
Schultz, Yam nab top honors
Locals competing in the Las Vegas Founders Junior Golf Championship, beginning Tuesday at Angel Park:
8:54 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Azeri, Funny Cide defeated in weekend races
Yes, Virginia, there is life after Smarty Jones.
8:50 a.m.

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