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Archive for March 2, 2004

Las Vegas slot parlor closes
The Town Hall slot parlor on Koval Lane south of Flamingo Road closed Monday because of financial problems.
11:11 a.m.
Australian firm's outlook cut
In a letter to Unitab Ltd. Friday, a rival bidder for Tab, the New South Wales government said it would let Tab shareholders decide which bid to accept. The government won't pre-empt, intervene or influence ...
11:10 a.m.
Lottery proposal dies
"The bill will be back next year if I am elected," Rep. Dave Edwards, R-Douglas, said.
11:10 a.m.
Retailer opening in Henderson
The Henderson store will be the third Las Vegas-area location.
11:10 a.m.
News briefs for March 2, 2004
Metro Police are investigating the shooting death early this morning of a 31-year-old man outside his house near Bonanza Road and Lamb Boulevard.
11:10 a.m.
LV gas prices reach record levels
After weeks of rising toward and then past $2 a gallon, Nevada's average price of regular unleaded gasoline reached $2.03 Monday, tying the record set just under a year ago, the AAA said.
11:10 a.m.
Celebrity lawyer Cochran in deal with LV law firm
Las Vegas personal injury law firm Mainor Eglet Cottle said Monday it plans to merge with the Cochran Firm, led by celebrity attorney Johnnie Cochran.
11:10 a.m.
Lawyer cites discrepancies in closing argument
Lawyer Robert Morvillo tried to turn to his advantage a key part of prosecutors' case -- that Stewart and broker Peter Bacanovic told inconsistent stories about a supposed plan to sell her ImClone Systems shares.
11:10 a.m.
Delta may lay off employees
Delta may lay off employees
11:10 a.m.
AG decision might face legal challenge
With five affected lawmakers promising to run for re-election, the courts will have to decide if Attorney General Brian Sandoval's ruling that would bar state workers from serving in the Legislature will stand.
11:05 a.m.
U.S. casino giants OK so far with British rules
British regulators are in the midst of discussing a potential tax rate of 15 to 20 percent on new casinos allowed under anticipated deregulated gambling laws.
11:02 a.m.
New Nevada business tax meeting target
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's new business tax is right on target.
11:01 a.m.
Vegas slot maker lets Missouri license lapse
A Las Vegas slot machine manufacturer has allowed its casino supplier license in Missouri to expire.
11:01 a.m.
Slot stocks jump on Indian machine ruling
The refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to hear a dispute over the legal status of slot machine-like bingo machines is expected to open the door to a proliferation of the devices in ...
10:59 a.m.
April 1 target for opening Horseshoe
If Harrah's Entertainment executives get their way, the sale of Binion's Horseshoe will take place Thursday and they'll begin next week interviewing workers from the 52-year-old property who want to return to work.
10:58 a.m.
Station found former Venetian executive suitable
Don Richardson, one of the fired bosses from The Venetian, works as the director of operations at the Wildfire, owned by Station Casinos Inc., a Station executive confirmed Monday.
10:58 a.m.
Showers expected to continue through evening
Rain soaked the valley this morning, more than doubling commuter traffic accidents along local highways, while snow blanketed the mountains and foothills.
10:49 a.m.
Parkway open to traffic again
The road was closed from Friday at 9 p.m. until this morning, as part of a project meant to widen it from two lanes to six in that section.
10:48 a.m.
Cause of A-10 fighter crash determined
An Air Force accident investigation board has determined that failure of the right engine and a malfunctioning flap caused an A-10 Thunderbolt II to crash Nov. 18 about 40 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Air ...
10:47 a.m.
Battle station Nellis
Over the last year Nellis-based military personnel have been piloting planes over the skies of Iraq, but have been able to return to their Las Vegas homes after each mission.
10:45 a.m.
Woman forgives estranged mate as he receives 30 years to life
A local woman on Monday said she forgave her estranged husband for kidnapping her and arranging the shooting of her 17-year-old sister in 2001.
10:44 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Maybe it's time we worried
The report, put together by the fiscal consulting firm of Hobbs, Ong & Associates, was presented to the Water Authority's board last Thursday, just as County Manager Thom Reilly was narrowing down his choices to ...
10:44 a.m.
Board clears cop in shooting
A Metro Police officer who shot and wounded an alleged dog hit man was exonerated by the department's use-of-force board, Deputy Chief Greg McCurdy said Monday.
10:44 a.m.
Suits filed against delinquent candidates
CARSON CITY -- Lawsuits have been filed against 12 delinquent political candidates, including seven from Clark County, who failed to file or were late in submitting their financial campaign reports in the last election, Attorney ...
10:43 a.m.
Monorail debut postponed again
The opening of the Las Vegas Monorail appears to be headed for yet another postponement.
10:43 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 2, 2004
Rose, baseball's all-time hits king, participated in three Wrestlemania events in the late 1990s for WWE.
10:28 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Manager: Horn improvement 'phenomenal'
"Siegfried, Roy and I had dinner last night. Roy had a steak and a glass of wine," the duo's manager, Bernie Yuman, told VegasBeat on Monday.
10:28 a.m.
Scattered problems reported with electronic voting machines
Dozens of machines in California's San Diego County failed to boot up properly, forcing voters to wait until they were fixed or to go to another polling spot to cast paper ballots.
10:12 a.m.
Something crooked going on?
If you listened to the New Mexico players, there was something crooked about their women's basketball game against UNLV at Cox Pavilion Thursday night.
9:47 a.m.
Blassingame clutch in win
ALBUQUERQUE -- The press release naming him the Mountain West Conference player of the week was just a few hours old when UNLV point guard Jerel Blassingame took the court for Monday night's game against ...
9:46 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Rebels, Lobos invite playground comparison
Not atypical for a game between these teams, neither really needed to have its players in uniform. Skins and shirts would have done just fine.
9:46 a.m.
Nevada prisoner program to be part of national study
A new program to help Nevada prisoners prepare for life when they're no longer behind bars will be part of a national study, the state Department of Corrections announced Monday.
9:46 a.m.
Conviction returned in death of driving instructor
A penalty hearing in the case was expected to begin this morning. Prentice faces the death penalty or life in prison with or without parole.
9:45 a.m.
Books expecting plenty of action on weekend's races
Wagering on NASCAR races is becoming increasingly popular with local race fans and the 100,000 or so who will flock to Las Vegas this weekend for the seventh annual UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor ...
9:45 a.m.
Council to consider policy in wake of AG ruling
The attorney general's ruling on public employees in the Legislature clears the way for the Las Vegas City Council to consider a policy on how to deal with employees who are elected officials, a discussion ...
9:45 a.m.
Regent Howard to host forum on education
The two-hour forum will solicit community feedback on current programs and provide information on financial aid and admissions, Howard said.
9:45 a.m.
Couple given rights to plan zoo
The Las Vegas City Council will consider a two-year agreement that gives Edward and Mona Sher exclusive rights to negotiate their zoo proposal while the couple spend up to $2 million studying the idea.
9:45 a.m.
LV residents give $4.8 million to federal campaigns
WASHINGTON -- Las Vegas residents have given $4.8 million to federal candidates for the upcoming November election, with donations reaching beyond the presidential race and local contests.
9:44 a.m.
NASCAR Nextel Cup: Race week schedule
2:30 p.m. -- World of Outlaws pit gate opens (LVMS dirt track)
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Busch lends hand in LV
Kurt Busch moved from Las Vegas to North Carolina to pursue his NASCAR Nextel Cup career, but he isn't severing all of his ties to his hometown.
9:34 a.m.
Hearn waiting for call to resume racing career
If there was a record for getting nowhere fast, Richie Hearn would probably own it.
9:29 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- SULTRY SOUND -- Espinoza astride Canani trainee for owner Gill, draws good box for sprint opener, Sound score for Sultry to start day? PEARL HUNT -- Fits this level claimer, Berrio atop ...
9:28 a.m.
New cops to be placed at middle schools
The Clark County School District Police swore in five new officers Monday who will be placed on middle school campuses.
9:27 a.m.
Letter: Snowmobiles bad for Yellowstone
His statement, "I think humans trump the bison and moose," brings to mind the early days in American history when you could board a train for the plains and shoot bison to your heart's content. ...
9:26 a.m.
Letter: Bullying tactics were shameful in Medicare debate
Other Republicans planning to vote against the bill, wrote Novak, were informed that they "were endangering their political futures." Rep. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., was informed he would not receive funding for his planned Senate race. ...
9:26 a.m.
AD: BCS change a good first step
A day after Bowl Championship Series officials reached a tentative agreement to allow a fifth football game into its marquee fold, details were vague about how a premier bowl could include Marshall, Miami of Ohio ...
9:26 a.m.
County Commission to vote on growth task force nominees
Clark County commissioners were scheduled to vote on the nominations today.
9:24 a.m.
Nicholas, former assemblyman, dies
Nicholas, who had lived the last five years in Surprise, Ariz., was 74.
9:23 a.m.
Editorial: Showdown is set over eligibility
In arriving at his decision, Sandoval said there wasn't consistency in how other states dealt with the issue of public employees serving in a state legislature and whether doing so violated the constitutional separation of ...
9:22 a.m.
Ebbers indicted in fraud
NEW YORK -- Bernard Ebbers, the former chief executive and co-founder of WorldCom Inc., today was charged in an indictment with directing one of the biggest frauds in U.S. history, misstating $11 billion in revenue ...
9:21 a.m.
Community briefs for March 2, 2004
A third grade science night featuring fun, cooperative hands-on science activities, lectures and demonstrations for the students and their parents will be 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Meadows Lower School Commons Room, ...
8:45 a.m.
Immunization schedule for March 2, 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.
8:44 a.m.
Longtime gaming, airline exec Benninger dies
Fred Benninger made his name in business and gaming by working long hours and knowing how to crunch the numbers to make projects successful.
8:42 a.m.
Obituaries for March 2, 2004
Patricia A. Bale, 55, of Mesquite died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born March 22, 1948, in Las Vegas. A resident for 55 years, she was a slot audit clerk in the gaming ...
8:42 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: New attack on tax base
This month the U.S. Senate is considering S. 150, which has already been passed by the House of Representatives in the form of H.R. 49. If S. 150, as amended, becomes law it could cost ...
8:42 a.m.
'Motherland' author treks to Vegas
Curiosity followed. But Chapman learned little more.
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Tortoise protection is a hard shell
Mrs. Tortoise, a protected desert tortoise, has lived in Gail Lucas' backyard since its original owners moved to Alaska several years ago, Lucas said.
8:11 a.m.
Quotes on attorney general opinion limiting legislative service
Since the state's legislators are "essentially volunteers" because of the low pay, "we don't have any business wasting what talent is available. God knows they (the Legislature) need all the help they can get." - ...
2:04 a.m.
Nevada nursing shortage draws federal grant, new college program
Gibbons joined campus representatives and nursing students from Western Nevada Community College and Great Basin College at a news conference at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno.
1:40 a.m.

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