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Archive for March 16, 2004

Wynn sets opening date for new resort
"We'll open up April 28, the last weekend in April," Wynn said.
11:21 a.m.
School district considers ambitious building program
Clark County School District Police could get a new, $4.9 million home under a proposal to build a new command center.
11:20 a.m.
Police seek man in death of woman found in garage
A warrant to arrest Michael Anthony Wilson has not been issued, but police want to ask him questions, Lt. Tom Monahan said.
11:19 a.m.
Culinary receives $1.9 million grant from Bush administration
The Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union, parent of the Culinary Union Local 226, will be the first recipient of a $1.9 million grant to be presented as a part of the Bush administration ...
11:18 a.m.
Bill would provide land for heliport
The bill would convey 230 acres to Clark County to create a heliport and require that flights over the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area avoid sensitive cultural areas and wildlife.
11:15 a.m.
Groups unhappy with plans to charge for use of schools
Facing a hostile audience of track coaches, scouting troops and parents, Clark County School District officials won few converts Monday with their explanation of why they plan to begin charging nonprofit groups to use campus ...
11:14 a.m.
Prisons revise rules after rapist freed
CARSON CITY -- The director of the state Department of Corrections said today she is going to meet with Clark County officials to prevent a reoccurrence of the wrongful release of an inmate who was ...
11:13 a.m.
Reid to offer gasoline bill
Reid, who has already called for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate higher prices for gasoline, will announce his plans later today, and details about the plan were not going to be released this morning. ...
11:13 a.m.
Yucca workers discuss safety lapses at hearing
Jeffrey Dean's pockets filled with dust each day he spent drilling the tunnel inside Yucca Mountain.
11:13 a.m.
Norwalk virus count hits 1,174
A total of 1,174 tourists, most from Hawaii, have reported getting sick from a stomach virus after visiting the California hotel in downtown Las Vegas since December, health officials said Monday.
11:12 a.m.
Troubled EOB fell behind paying agencies
While dealing with $2.1 million in unaccounted-for funds and other troubles, the nonprofit agency with the largest budget in the Las Vegas Valley began falling behind in payments to other, smaller nonprofit agencies last year, ...
11:11 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: DOE can't mask its indifference
That was until we heard Senate testimony in Las Vegas Monday on how the DOE allowed thousands of scientists, technicians and miners to be exposed to toxic dust, such as silica, with nothing but a ...
11:11 a.m.
Congregation banned from casino theater
A Henderson church is claiming religious discrimination after its members were refused entry Sunday morning to Regal Cinemas at the Green Valley Ranch Station Casino.
11:10 a.m.
Poor schools to receive additional $9.5 million in federal aid
The Clark County School District is expected to receive an extra $9.5 million, a record 24.5 percent increase, in federal dollars for its poorest schools, U.S. education officials announced Monday.
11:07 a.m.
CRC releases tapes in Nevada Power case
A vote of the Colorado River Commission on Monday made public audio recordings and documents that Nevada Power Co. said implicates the agency in a conspiracy to damage the electric company.
11:06 a.m.
XO posts loss on weak demand
The loss was 22 cents a share, and sales were $261 million, XO said in a statement. A year earlier, XO reported a loss of $169.8 million, or 39 cents a share, on sales of ...
11:06 a.m.
NLV firm faces federal complaint
In the action, the USDA accuses Garden Fresh Produce Inc. of "repeated and flagrant" violations of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) by failing to pay five sellers $379,923 for perishable agricultural commodities between January ...
11:06 a.m.
County pays $5.2 million for Strip parcel
Clark County has set a record for the price of land on the Strip with a $5.2 million settlement to acquire about one-tenth of an acre at Las Vegas Boulevard South and Sands Avenue.
11:04 a.m.
Developer submits plan for racing, slots
Under the proposal filed with state officials, the horse racing and video gambling complex could be up and running by the fall of 2005, The Detroit News reported.
11:03 a.m.
Casino yields $50 million profit in nine months
The tribe has reinvested most of its profit in the Niagara Falls facility and a new casino being built in Salamanca, but may consider a cash payment to its members this summer, said Seneca Nation ...
11:03 a.m.
Mother upgraded; mobile home fire killed two children
The state fire marshal's office also said today that its preliminary findings are that the fire in the trailer that was parked in the 3200 block of West Mason Street in Pahrump, about 60 miles ...
11:02 a.m.
Police probe child-sex case
David William Ashman, 56, is being held at Clark County Detention Center without bail. Metro Police arrested him last Thursday.
11:02 a.m.
Gaming briefs for March 16, 2004
A Las Vegas company that specializes in systems to report casino game and trend analysis has signed an agreement with Boyd Gaming Corp., Las Vegas.
11:01 a.m.
Man maintains killing of wife was accidental
But the report also notes that the couple's daughter said he had a history of beating her mother when he was drunk.
11:00 a.m.
Bank operator expanding
Honolulu-based BancWest said Monday it will pay $32.25 a share to acquire the Fargo, N.D.-based parent company of Community First National Bank, which operates 155 branches in 12 states from California to Minnesota.
10:59 a.m.
Study links casinos, personal bankruptcies
Personal bankruptcies grew at a rate that was twice as high in counties that legalized casinos in the 1990s compared with counties that didn't have casinos, a university study found.
10:59 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 16, 2004
The 1997 U.S. Open runner-up, Rusedski tested positive for the steroid nandrolone at a tournament in Indianapolis in July and faced a two-year ban if found guilty. He was cleared last week when an independent ...
10:56 a.m.
Kruger already hard at work
The lights of the Strip had already been sparkling outside his hotel room window for several hours on Monday night but Lon Kruger was hardly ready to slow down and call it a night in ...
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Hiring may put UNLV back on map
Granted, this wasn't the place where the dissenters were going to meet. There weren't going to be signs protesting the hiring of Lon Kruger as the new head coach of the Rebels at the news ...
10:00 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: He didn't want it, but Gaughan had a hot time in Atlanta
Brendan Gaughan was on fire during Sunday's Golden Corral 500 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: What a difference three baskets make
As I was sitting there Monday, listening to Lon Kruger make a nice first impression as the savior of the Rebels' basketball program, it occurred to me that if weren't for three buzzer-beating shots -- ...
9:53 a.m.
Kruger had taste of UNLV in October
Five months ago, Lon Kruger dropped into the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion with the New York Knicks, and he walked away impressed with the UNLV basketball facilities.
9:48 a.m.
Meanwhile on campus, student reactions mixed
The hiring of Lon Kruger as the new men's basketball coach at UNLV was met Monday night with a collective shrug from the student body.
9:48 a.m.
Living in Italy has been made easier by Grandmother's visit
ROVERETO, Italy -- Hello, Las Vegas.
9:46 a.m.
Postal Service set to leave building in downtown LV
The agreement between landlord Earl Morimoto and the U.S. Postal Service will move the downtown post office to 201 Las Vegas Blvd. South within 120 days, according to Las Vegas officials.
9:40 a.m.
Letter: Recess time is needed in schools
Gen. Douglas MacArthur did not realize his academic potential until he was a senior in high school. Had he been structured to focus on a given test, would he have flunked and not been first ...
9:40 a.m.
Letter: Story on veteran was appreciated
The result, on Memorial Day 2002, was a story by Sun reporter Ed Koch headlined, "An old soldier kept from fading away." It was the history on how our post, at 705 Las Vegas Blvd. ...
9:40 a.m.
Letter: Increased fines may help enforce traffic laws
It seems to me that the amount we pay to register our vehicles would provide an ample number of police officers to curtail this activity and senseless killing of people.
9:39 a.m.
Editorial: Tough crowd awaits
While it's been 12 years since Jerry Tarkanian last coached the Rebels, his long shadow of winning hangs over his successors despite his run-ins with the NCAA over alleged rules violations. Any coach of the ...
9:38 a.m.
Seniors share concerns with Reid on Medicare drug bill
About 100 seniors met Monday to learn more about the new Medicare prescription drug plan. Many said they didn't like what they heard.
9:38 a.m.
Editorial: Show terror no lack in will to fight
In October, Spain, along with other countries allied with the United States in Iraq, received a threat from al-Qaida. Broadcast on Al-Jazeera, the voice on the taped threat was purportedly that of Osama bin Laden. ...
9:37 a.m.
Housing starts off
Home construction dropped 4 percent to a 1.855 million annual pace, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. The fifth-wettest February on record contributed to a 1.6 percent drop in the South, which has about ...
9:24 a.m.
Predator aircraft to stay at Indian Springs
Indian Springs will continue to be the only home for the Air Force's remote-piloted Predator aircraft, further insulating Nevada's military bases from possible closure.
9:17 a.m.
Radoff, former Strip purchasing director, dies
As a purchasing director for Las Vegas hotels and other businesses, Bill Radoff was called upon to find a lot of unusual things at good prices.
9:17 a.m.
$109 Vegas suite for official called routine
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's powerful speaker of the Assembly said Monday he paid $109 a night for a suite that has brought up to $1,500 at a Las Vegas hotel-casino whose parent company wants ...
9:16 a.m.
Obituaries for March 16, 2004
Barbara Altshuler, 57, of Henderson died Monday in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 16, 1946, in Cleveland. She was a teacher for over 30 years.
9:15 a.m.
Off-reservation casinos attracting more scrutiny
WASHINGTON -- The Tule River Indian tribe runs a booming casino with 1,500 slot machines on its reservation in California's Central Valley.
9:14 a.m.
Isle of Capri picked over Harrah's to build Illinois casino
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Gaming Board on Monday picked a company that intends to build in Rosemont to receive the state's 10th casino license.
9:05 a.m.
Immunization schedule
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:05 a.m.
Longtime DI host Bonfiglio dies
If one of his guests at the old Desert Inn needed something, Mike Bonfiglio would bend over backward to meet that person's request or, often, demand.
9:04 a.m.
Community briefs for March 16, 2004
The Las Vegas Branch of the National League of American Pen Women will present ArtistFest from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery at the University of Nevada, Las ...
9:04 a.m.
Ex-church volunteer makes deal in sex case
A former church volunteer charged with molesting young boys at his Las Vegas home pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault and other charges as the result of a deal he struck with prosecutors on Monday.
9:04 a.m.
Actors for 'Rent:' Stars of popular production find their lives parallel show's theme
"We are both young artists, living in New York City, struggling with our work," Maroulis said during a recent telephone interview from New York. "And, we are passionate."
8:52 a.m.
'Rent' cast to host HIV fund-raiser
Admission is a $10 donation. You must be 21 years or older to attend.
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Foundation helps keep teens safe
Tickets have gone on sale for a dinner dance conducted by the Just Keep Thinking Safety: Josh Parry, Kyle Poff, Travis Dunning Memorial Foundation.
8:31 a.m.

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