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Archive for June 22, 2004

Virgin Mountains fire is nearly contained
Firefighters have dug hand lines around 90 percent of a wildfire in the Virgin Mountains about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, almost completely containing the blaze that erupted Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the Bureau ...
11:15 a.m.
Obituaries for June 22, 2004
Franklin R. Cooper, 80, of Pahrump died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Aug. 7, 1923, in Wendell, Idaho. A lifelong resident, he was a retired steel worker and a World War II ...
11:15 a.m.
Reid delays meeting after hearing of Yucca plan
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., delayed a Senate Appropriations meeting that was supposed to take place today after learning of a plan that could funnel more money to the Yucca Mountain project.
11:08 a.m.
Pedestrian lodged in windshield, then dragged
A 52-year-old man was in critical condition this morning after he was struck by a vehicle Monday night and carried about 400 feet while stuck in the windshield before rolling off the vehicle and being ...
11:08 a.m.
Ward 2 vote turnout low
With about half of the Ward 2 votes expected to be cast in today's special Las Vegas City Council race already submitted, candidates were making one late, last push to try to stand out in ...
11:04 a.m.
Two school employees face child-sex charges
A school custodian and a teacher's assistant in the Clark County School District are accused of sex-related charges involving children, less than a week after a substitute teacher was arrested on charges of having sex ...
11:03 a.m.
State begins collecting mercury
In January, after two highly publicized incidents of children being exposed to mercury, state officials announced a program to collect the liquid metal that Nevadans may have in their homes.
11:03 a.m.
High-speed Vegas-L.A. train pitched to public
Supporters of a $1 billion high-speed rail line that would eventually link Las Vegas to Southern California took their pitch for the project, considered "the first step" in linking two of the nation's top tourist ...
11:02 a.m.
LV Valley not rated highly for children
The Las Vegas Valley is not an easy place in which to grow up, according to a national report released last week.
11:00 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Freedom dying, just to be safe
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
10:59 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: O'Neal may find deal fit for a King
He was seen at several events and locales. Strangely, however, he wasn't seen at the Palms, one of Vegas' most notable hangouts for athletes and celebrities.
10:53 a.m.
Spa maker moving to NLV
An international manufacturer of spas is moving its manufacturing and distribution plant from California to North Las Vegas.
10:51 a.m.
Utility to test pre-paid electric plan
The pay-as-you-go trend is catching on for many businesses.
10:50 a.m.
Manufacturers search for ways to discourage counterfeiting
Counterfeit drugs are on the rise because of their hefty profit potential and weak penalties for violating federal and state laws.
10:49 a.m.
Studies say consumers support drug importation
A growing number of studies say importation of pharmaceuticals is inevitable because of rising costs, despite the fact that the federal government says doing so may not be safe and could hurt U.S. pharmaceutical profit.
10:47 a.m.
Defect settlement reached
The $21.5 million settlement will primarily be covered by insurance carriers for Del Webb, its plumbing contractors and related material suppliers.
10:47 a.m.
President leaving
Tarantino accepted a position as principal associate director for nuclear weapons programs with Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M.
10:45 a.m.
Gaming briefs for June 22, 2004
Bankrupt Aladdin Gaming LLC, operator of the Aladdin hotel-casino, reported net earnings of $6.9 million in May, the company said in a report to U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas.
10:44 a.m.
Wynn Golf offers to buy course
Wynn Resorts Ltd. has offered to buy the Las Vegas Country Club for about $40 million because the company says it wants to expand its golf offerings for resort guests.
10:43 a.m.
Harrah's to appeal ruling on patents
Harrah's Entertainment sued Station in July 2001, claiming that Station's "Boarding Pass" slot club loyalty program infringed on three patents held by Harrah's that govern its competing "Total Rewards" system. Both companies have spent millions ...
10:41 a.m.
Interest in Asian casinos intensifies; Harrah's in talks
SINGAPORE -- Asia's casino war heated up today with gambling tycoon Stanley Ho's group saying it would invest U.S. $380 million in Macau and an American gaming giant announcing it would hold "exploratory talks" with ...
10:38 a.m.
Analysts: IGT, Station to benefit from deal
SACRAMENTO -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed new casino agreements with five Indian tribes Monday to provide $1 billion to the state next year, keeping a campaign promise to tap gambling money to fill budget ...
10:37 a.m.
Hughes sues county in tax dispute
In a lawsuit filed June 14 in Clark County District Court, Howard Hughes Corp. said the county amended the 2003-04 tax rolls without offering the company an opportunity to dispute the revised values of its ...
10:34 a.m.
Tax audit firm founder found dead
Robert Bennington, one of the founders of the now-defunct National Audit Defense Network, was found dead Sunday afternoon.
10:33 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Ranking has scent a message
As summer officially opened this week, Las Vegas was rated as the nation's 10th sweatiest city, while El Paso, Texas, ranked first.
10:16 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 22, 2004
Henderson firefighter Scott Dakus checked in this morning at time station No. 10 in Heber, Ariz., 553 miles into the Insight Race Across America and in 15th place in the men's solo standings.
10:07 a.m.
Two school employees suspended
A school custodian and a teacher's assistant in the Clark County School District are accused of sex-related charges involving children, less than a week after a substitute teacher was charged with having sex with students.
9:50 a.m.
State College in vulnerable spot
Some members of a committee charged with finding a new leader for Nevada State College fear that the search for a new president will drag on too long and hurt the Henderson school when it ...
9:46 a.m.
Joint pharmacy school abandoned
A health task force of the university Board of Regents abandoned a plan Monday to create a public school of pharmacy jointly operated by the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Nevada, Las ...
9:46 a.m.
Remington, Rogers meet
Demoted Community College of Southern Nevada President Ron Remington and his attorney, Kathleen England, met Monday with Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers at the Las Vegas office of the University and Community College System of Nevada.
9:44 a.m.
Initiative petitions move to signature verification stage
CARSON CITY -- Secretary of State Dean Heller says the six initiative petitions dealing with such things as marijuana, the minimum wage and reducing insurance premiums, have cleared the first hurdle.
9:44 a.m.
Summer heat could break records
Summer officially started Monday, and Las Vegas Valley residents can expect temperatures to be above normal for the next two months, according to meteorologist Andy Bailey of the National Weather Service.
9:44 a.m.
Clues sought in killing of house sitter
A house sitter found stabbed to death Sunday in a home in northwest Las Vegas was last seen with friends at a hotel bar, and Metro Police are investigating whether someone he encountered there is ...
9:43 a.m.
Court news briefs for June 22, 2004
A 19-year-old Las Vegas man pleaded not guilty Monday to murder with use of a deadly weapon in the killing of a 22-year-old Las Vegas man after an argument last month.
9:43 a.m.
New judge asked for retrial of 1997 murder case
District Courts in Las Vegas are continuing to deal with the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that is forcing retrials and resentencings of people who had been sent to death row by three-judge ...
9:43 a.m.
Man shot by police officer is convicted of attempted murder
A Clark County jury on Monday convicted a man of attempted murder for attacking a Metro Police officer who shot him.
9:42 a.m.
Ever-popular 'Cats' strays back to Las Vegas
When: 8 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
9:40 a.m.
Shrew Time
Watching men in tights
9:36 a.m.
Yanks utilize ex-51s at top level
LOS ANGELES -- To hear alumni of the Las Vegas 51s tell it, suffering with the Yankees is better than fame anywhere else.
9:34 a.m.
Community news briefs for June 22, 2004
The Las Vegas Paradise Sertoma Club will hold its eighth annual Walter Pinjuv Golf Tournament beginning with registration at 6:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 7 a.m. Friday at the Revere Golf Club ...
9:27 a.m.
Letter: Restraint shown in missile crisis
The crisis was resolved without going to war, without security color codes. Maybe this is something to think about.
9:27 a.m.
Letter: Neal is wrong on political signs
Not only should a property owner remove any unwanted signs, he should also send a bill to the campaigns of the candidates that placed the signs. It costs time and money to remove signs and ...
9:27 a.m.
Letter: Bush's policies conflict with Catholic values
While governor of Texas, Bush presided over the executions of 145 death-row inmates, in spite of the pope's urging against them. Pope John Paul II has condemned the death penalty.
9:26 a.m.
Special Forces veterans swap war stories at LV convention
Lou Rothenstein recalled being in Beirut in 1958 to support the Lebanese government against Communist rebels. By the time 1,800 U.S. Marines landed to help, Rothenstein and his team of Special Forces sent in to ...
9:24 a.m.
IAP candidates again refuse to complete disclosure forms
CARSON CITY -- Independent American Party candidates for elected office are again refusing to completely fill out state-required financial disclosure statements this year.
9:24 a.m.
Stripper fined over lap dance
One of the four dancers facing prostitution charges over incidents at Treasures strip club was found guilty Monday of violating the city's erotic dance code while performing a lap dance at Cheetah's.
9:24 a.m.
Editorial: Patients get another hit
The federal law in question -- the Employee Retirement Income Security Act -- was passed in 1974 to encourage employers to set up employee benefit plans by ensuring that there would be uniformity in governing ...
9:22 a.m.
Editorial: Tough call on names
Hiibel claimed that Nevada's "stop and identify" law, which requires people detained by an officer under suspicious circumstances to identify themselves, violated his Fourth Amendment rights and the Fifth Amendment's ban on self-incrimination. The case ...
9:22 a.m.
ANNIVERSARY: Simmons
They are five-year residents and are retired.
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Fires after Busch Series crashes raise concerns
NASCAR officials are looking into why fire-extinguishing devices mounted near the fuel cells failed to deploy in a pair of fiery crashes during Saturday night's Busch Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
9:06 a.m.
Repko's game on the rise
After his first five games at Triple-A, Las Vegas outfielder Jason Repko's batting average sunk to .111.
9:04 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- TALEGA DE ORO -- Draws rail box for small five-filly opening dash, Court atop co-owner O'Neill trainee, victory Oro not? SHE ROVES -- Nakatani on Mitchell trainee, draws outside box for sophomore ...
9:04 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Shaq should put blame on himself, not Kupchak
At 32 years old, Shaquille O'Neal has played basketball for a long time and is one of the most dominant figures in the history of the sport.
9:01 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Gym dandy sister act curtailed by injuries
It wasn't long ago that Tasha Schwikert, Las Vegas' gym dandy who will be attempting to take the next step toward qualifying for her second Olympics at this week's U.S. Team Trials at the Arrowhead ...
9:00 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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8:58 a.m.

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