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Archive for March 15, 2004

Democratic conventions draw large turnouts in Vegas, Reno
Republicans also held some county conventions, including one in Reno, and will gather for others later this month.
12:03 p.m.
Yucca Mountain workers must register for silicosis screenings
WASHINGTON -- Former miners or employees who worked in tunnels at the Energy Department's Yucca Mountain Project need to watch their mail for information on the free silicosis screenings now available through a new program.
11:28 a.m.
Seven dead over weekend
It was "just a bad weekend," Lt. Tom Monahan of Metro Police's homicide section said.
11:28 a.m.
Gaming briefs for March 15, 2004
Caesars Entertainment Inc. has introduced a marketing offer for rooms booked through its corporate hotel websites that will match the lowest rate found anywhere on the Internet.
11:24 a.m.
Nevada may sue over Yucca oversight funding
WASHINGTON -- If the Energy Department does not increase the state's Yucca Mountain project oversight funding by today, Nevada is prepared to file a another lawsuit this week.
11:23 a.m.
Wynn settles dispute with DI Estates homeowners
A $23 million deal is expected to settle four years of acrimony and lawsuits between Steve Wynn and the 10 remaining Desert Inn Estates homeowners who had refused to sell the resort developer their residences.
11:21 a.m.
O'Callaghan praised in Senate
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., honored the life of Gov. Mike O'Callaghan on the Senate floor Thursday and Friday, calling him a "true American patriot and hero."
11:17 a.m.
Man wanted in Ohio deaths arrested here
Toby Wilcox was visiting his brother in the 4400 block of Halbert Avenue when he was arrested. Police also arrested his brother, Keith Leon Wilcox, on a murder warrant out of Illinois.
11:17 a.m.
Maker of airport bomb detectors acquired
General Electric will pay $50 a share, 21 percent more than InVision's closing price on Friday. The purchase is part of Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt's plan to build faster-growing units including security and shed those ...
11:16 a.m.
LV builders say union defect flier an attempt to organize
Las Vegas-area labor unions are going directly to homeowners, warning them about alleged workmanship problems in homes built by nonunion workers.
11:14 a.m.
Residents oppose mental hospital
That's because although the Las Vegas City Council is to consider Wednesday the state's application for the $32 million, 150-bed hospital, the state has the power to build it even if council turns it down, ...
11:13 a.m.
Utility wants rate ruling reviewed
Nevada Power Co. has asked the state Supreme Court to order the Public Utilities Commission to review some details of a $922 million rate case decided in 2002.
11:10 a.m.
CCSN could offer first 4-year degree
The Community College of Southern Nevada may be able to offer its first four-year degree program as soon as this fall if the Board of Regents approves a proposal at its meeting this week.
11:10 a.m.
Downtown Las Vegas could get big boost
Las Vegas is set to ink a deal that could lead to the first major redevelopment project on a lagging portion of the downtown plan, the East Fremont Entertainment District.
11:10 a.m.
Funds are sought to study heart facility
This week the University of Nevada School of Medicine is to seek authorization from the state Board of Regents to conduct a $250,000 study to assess the need and feasibility of opening a heart transplant ...
11:09 a.m.
Las Vegas firm fined $60,000
The Nevada Division of Insurance has fined a Las Vegas company and its principal, Robert Joe Hanson, $60,000 each for acting as an unauthorized insurer in Nevada.
11:09 a.m.
UNLV introduces training for problem gambling counselors
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has introduced a series of classes to train problem gambling therapists that is expected to better prepare casino employees, social workers and other locals in their efforts to help ...
11:03 a.m.
Union merger upsetting gentlemen's agreements
MGM Grand's nonunion North Las Vegas laundry is in the crosshairs of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees and its president, Bruce Raynor.
11:02 a.m.
Fremont Street Experience recoups dues
The Fremont Street Experience received a multimillion dollar check from Harrah's Entertainment Inc. on Thursday that settled the association's longstanding battle to recover unpaid dues from Binion's Horseshoe.
11:01 a.m.
Casino firms said to eye new U.K. deals
It wasn't clear if MGM MIRAGE and Las Vegas Sands are competing for the project or are cooperating on it.
11:01 a.m.
Nonprofit group in missing-funds scandal to cut back senior programs
Under scrutiny for $2.1 million in unaccounted-for funds, the nonprofit agency with the largest budget in Southern Nevada will cut costs in one of its senior citizens programs as early as today, a temporary spokesman ...
10:58 a.m.
Food for thought: 'Breakfast in Classroom' program in place at five local elementary schools
"Room service" has taken on a new meaning at five Clark County elementary schools, where serving carts are used to deliver breakfast to students at their desks.
10:57 a.m.
Local agencies set to defend water rights
Las Vegas water agencies are preparing to defend their application for water rights in Clark and Lincoln counties in what would be one of the first tests of their efforts to bring large volumes of ...
10:56 a.m.
Las Vegas man indicted on charges of securities fraud
Myers was indicted on 14 counts of securities fraud and two counts of offering to sell an unregistered security.
10:51 a.m.
State probes fire in Pahrump that killed 2 children
The state fire marshal is leading the investigation into a Saturday night trailer fire that killed two young children in Pahrump and sent their mother to a Las Vegas hospital with smoke inhalation.
10:39 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Lewis getting in shape for Vegas return
In a wide-ranging radio interview with AP Network News, he minced no words in discussing Martha Stewart, Justin Timberlake and his concern that young people only know Eddie Murphy as "The Nutty Professor" -- when ...
10:35 a.m.
Health care proposals for small businesses studied
Business advocates and a few politicians aired concerns Friday about a proposal to use federal money to help provide health care to small-business workers.
9:43 a.m.
Yucca workers must register for silicosis screeners
WASHINGTON -- Former miners or employees who worked in tunnels at the Energy Department's Yucca Mountain Project need to watch their mail for information on the free silicosis screenings now available through a new program.
9:43 a.m.
Fire kills two small children
The state fire marshal and officials from Nye and Clark counties today were investigating a Saturday night trailer fire that killed two children in Pahrump and sent their mother to a Las Vegas hospital with ...
9:42 a.m.
Democrats plot a grass-roots election strategy
Former gaming executive Tom Gallagher said he will announce later this week whether he will challenge Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev.
9:42 a.m.
Police shot suicidal man, says girlfriend
Mateo Machella was suicidal the day he was shot and killed by Metro Police, his ex-girlfriend testified at a coroner's inquest Friday.
9:42 a.m.
Proposed competency test for doctors is put on hold
CARSON CITY -- A proposal to require periodic testing of Nevada doctors for proficiency is dead for the time being, but a proponent said it would resurface in the future.
9:42 a.m.
Doctors' group wants complaints off website
CARSON CITY -- The president of the Clark County Medical Society wants the state to stop making malpractice complaints against doctors public until they are proven.
9:41 a.m.
News briefs for March 15, 2004
A Las Vegas man died Saturday morning after the Jeep he was a passenger in struck a concrete block wall and overturned on Arby Avenue at El Capitan Way, near Durango Drive and the Las ...
9:41 a.m.
Two Nevada killers may be executed
CARSON CITY -- Two convicted killers may be executed at the Nevada State Prison in the next few months after a hiatus in executions in the state of almost three years.
9:28 a.m.
Obituaries for March 15, 2004
Marcos Gonzales Aguirre, 66, of Henderson died Friday in a local hospital. He was born March 1, 1938, in Deming, N.M. A resident for 35 years, he was a retired cement mason in the construction ...
9:28 a.m.
Temporary judge faces state sanctions
CARSON CITY -- A Henderson attorney who gave up his right to practice law after being accused of misappropriating $24,000 from a client is now in trouble with the state Judicial Discipline Commission.
9:28 a.m.
Industrial production surges
The increase in output from factories, mines and utilities came after a 0.8 percent jump in activity in January, the Federal Reserve reported today.
9:27 a.m.
UNLV women land in WNIT
Who: Arizona State at UNLV
9:27 a.m.
Airline's shares tumble on higher fuel costs
The forecast includes about $47 million from fuel-related costs and reflects "continued pressures on passenger revenue," Atlanta-based Delta said Friday in a statement following the end of regular trading. The net loss in the year-earlier ...
9:27 a.m.
UNLV wilts in heat of only home event
If this is home sweet home, the UNLV men's golf team will gladly pack its bags for a while.
9:24 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 15, 2004
The U.S. women's soccer team beat France 5-1 Sunday on the first day of the Algarve Cup at Ferreiras, Portugal.
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: A weekend for the dogs: Long shots have their day
What a weekend for the three-year-old crop on the way to the Kentucky Derby as well as the Kentucky Oaks.
9:23 a.m.
Rebels' consolation prize: An NIT trip to Boise State
Who: UNLV at Boise State
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Wright's victory sheds light on Oscar vs. Hopkins
Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins were both likely 2,000 miles away, one at his home in Puerto Rico and the other at his home in Philadelphia.
9:18 a.m.
Haege, Gladiators put on a show
Frank Haege busted out some "March Madness" worthy of any NCAA tournament game Sunday afternoon.
9:17 a.m.
UNLV begins Kruger era
UNLV planned to reveal the worst-kept secret in college basketball today and introduce Lon Kruger as the new Rebels men's basketball coach.
9:16 a.m.
Letter: Outsourcers are GOP supporters
The top outsourcers are: American Express -- contributions to the GOP, $442,000. Bechtel -- contributions to the GOP, $465,000. Convergys -- contributions to the GOP, $5,000. Dell Computers -- contributions to the GOP, $794,000. Fidelity ...
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Gay marriage not a threat
Perhaps it would have been wise for President Bush to have consulted his public relations staff before favoring a constitutional amendment barring gay marriages. There is no reason for Bush and his underlings to have ...
8:56 a.m.
Letter: Reproductive rights essential
This march is a resounding call to our nation's leaders and people everywhere that reproductive rights are fundamental and that we will no longer stand for the assault that has been launched on our bodies. ...
8:56 a.m.
Letter: GOP ignores real problems
Don't you wish that they could spend a little time on the real problems we Americans face, just an hour or so, once in a while?
8:54 a.m.
Letter: No excuses for high gas prices
There has not been one new refinery built in almost 30 years. We get the excuse of reformulations for the summer months, temporary shutdowns for maintenance and shortages of crude. Hogwash! Here in Nevada we ...
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Zoo won't work in desert heat
We have two people willing to put up $2 million for exclusive "negotiating rights" (whatever that means) for two years with the city of Las Vegas to get this zoo.
8:53 a.m.
Letter: Mike was model of compassion on soup line
Mike volunteered with us on the soup line. He took pride in making and serving the "best coffee in town" for the poorest of the poor. He often brought family and colleagues down to share ...
8:52 a.m.
Dismissal of suit clears way for final bid on U.S. 95
The final phase in the widening of U.S. 95 from six to 10 lanes is expected to go to bid in April with construction set to start in June.
8:42 a.m.
Community briefs for March 15, 2004
Senior Summer School will host informational meetings at 10 a.m. Friday at Sun City Summerlin Desert Vista Community Center, 10360 Sun City Blvd., or at 1 p.m. Friday at Sun City Anthem Recreation Center, 2450 ...
8:42 a.m.
Editorial: Traffic jams while city and RTC jaw
Not part of the vision was the battle now shaping up between the proponent of the bond issue, the Regional Transportation Commission, and the city of Las Vegas, which currently has jurisdiction over FAST, the ...
8:40 a.m.
Editorial: Hockey is turning into 'Thugs on Ice'
While NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman characterized Bertuzzi's suspension as "stern, harsh and quick," this shouldn't detract from the reality that for too long the NHL has tolerated goon behavior. It's surprising that other life-threatening injuries ...
8:40 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for March 15, 2004
Just when you thought it was safe to go outside and enjoy spring (which officially arrives Saturday, by the way), the neatniks at the Soap and Detergent Association are trying to pull you back inside.
8:17 a.m.
Brilliant ensemble brings flavor of Newport Jazz Festival to LV
For half a century jazz audiences have done just that, descending on the town of Newport, R.I., each summer to witness the world's top vocalists, pianists and horn players in one glorious locale.
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Austin decision is old school
Lander County School District Board of Trustees members last week voted 6-1 to close the national historic landmark and move its 13 pupils to a modular classroom positioned outside the building that houses the middle ...
8:14 a.m.
The Real Deals: Vegas hotels take center stage in reality shows
The shows both take place mostly at a casino, debut in June and will run weekly through most of the summer.
8:13 a.m.
Harrah's loses Illinois casino bid
CHICAGO -- Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. on Monday won the right to purchase a Chicago-area casino license, beating rival Harrah's Entertainment Inc. of Las Vegas and Illinois developer Neil Bluhm.
4:28 a.m.

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