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Archive for March 17, 2004

Nye commission opposes giving water to Las Vegas
Nye County commissioners on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed Tuesday their opposition to the Southern Nevada Water Authority's applications for rights to ground water in adjacent Lincoln and Clark counties.
11:22 a.m.
Tip leads to arrest
The man suspected in two dozen sniper shootings along Ohio highways was arrested this morning by Metro Police after a local man recognized him at the Stardust and tipped police.
11:21 a.m.
Five die in plane crash at Nellis range
Five people were killed Tuesday morning when their Air Force plane crashed about 125 miles northwest of Las Vegas in the Nellis Air Force Range.
11:20 a.m.
Trailer where girl died in blaze was violating city rules
The trailer in which a 12-year-old girl died in a fire last week was occupied in violation of Las Vegas rules, and the owner of the property had illegally lived in the mobile home in ...
11:20 a.m.
Kohn, new public defender, promises changes
Phil Kohn, chosen Tuesday as the new Clark County public defender, says he is looking forward to making major changes to the embattled office.
11:17 a.m.
State sues DOE for loss of Yucca oversight funds
CARSON CITY -- Nevada filed suit today in a federal court, charging the Energy Department has shortchanged the state $4 million this fiscal year to oversee the development of a high-level nuclear waste dump at ...
11:17 a.m.
Asian showroom market proposed for Las Vegas
A Los Angeles businessman has proposed the construction of a 1 million-square-foot Asian marketplace here.
11:16 a.m.
Federal team will look into problems facing EOB
The nonprofit agency with the largest budget in the Las Vegas Valley -- most of which comes from federal funds -- agreed Monday to let a federal "strike team" come in to help with a ...
11:16 a.m.
Rescue team lowers injured worker from Wynn resort
Gaming mogul Steve Wynn today defended the safety procedures of his Wynn Las Vegas construction project, where firefighters in the last three weeks twice had to rescue workers from hundreds of feet above the Strip.
11:16 a.m.
New Philippine flight also opens market in Canada
Local tourism experts say Tuesday's arrival of Philippine Airlines Flight 106 represents a double boost in international travel for Southern Nevada.
11:15 a.m.
Profit soars for Vegas builders
The Los Angeles-based company earned $74.2 million, or $1.75 a share, in the fiscal first quarter ended Feb. 29. That compares with the year-ago quarter's net income of $52.8 million, or $1.25 a share.
11:10 a.m.
Strip club owner answers gaming regulators' charge
Olympic Garden strip-club owner Pete Eliades plans to fight an effort by Nevada gaming regulators to punish him for allegedly selling a 50 percent stake in his Las Vegas Boulevard hot spot.
11:10 a.m.
Former Mayor Jones: Goodman's video use inappropriate
Former Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones said Tuesday that Mayor Oscar Goodman used "poor judgment" when he gave a city-owned copy of his State of the City speech to representatives of iPolitix, a company in ...
11:05 a.m.
Union challenges county stance
The union representing Clark County government employees is planning to hit back at county management this week, arguing that the county has the money not only to sustain existing employee compensation, but also to hire ...
11:04 a.m.
O'Callaghan eulogized in Carson City
CARSON CITY -- Former Gov. Mike O'Callaghan was remembered Tuesday as a man of "integrity and character" who was dedicated to helping the less fortunate.
11:04 a.m.
Bush plans to advance Hispanic worker training
While proponents call the U.S. Department of Labor's National Hispanic Worker Initiative a win-win deal for workers and employers, some local Democrats say the plan announced in North Las Vegas on Tuesday may be an ...
10:57 a.m.
Gaming briefs for March 17, 2004
A temporary 20-cent fuel surcharge approved by the Nevada Taxicab Authority in September has become permanent.
10:57 a.m.
Biological, chemical tests near
A federal agency is coming closer to releasing chemical and biological agents at the Nevada Test Site.
10:53 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Was deal for Kruger slam dunk?
But you could make a case that the process that selected the new coach has been less than perfect.
10:51 a.m.
Bandits steal Presley jewels, leave precious shoes behind
Elvis Presley sang, "You can do anything, but lay off my blue suede shoes."
10:50 a.m.
Items missing from Elvis Museum
Items missing from Elvis Museum
10:50 a.m.
Nuclear expert: Send waste to Michigan
A former member of a nuclear waste review panel said Tuesday that a peninsula in Michigan would offer a better, more stable environment than Yucca Mountain to lock up highly radioactive waste.
10:48 a.m.
VegasBeat --Timothy McDarrah: Brenner at home with charitable cause
"I have never been homeless, but when I was 8 1/2, we were evicted from our home in Philadelphia," the veteran comic told us at Las Vegas City Hall on Tuesday, where he made an ...
10:37 a.m.
UNLV ready for its second season
BOISE, Idaho -- Their NCAA tournament dreams were dashed in devastating fashion on Saturday night thanks to a last second 3-pointer by Utah's Nick Jacoboson in the Mountain West Conference tournament title game.
10:15 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Spoonhour used his 'call up' time well
By accepting the task of getting the UNLV men's basketball team to the finish line, Jay Spoonhour stumbled upon a job that wasn't all that dissimilar to that of a minor-league baseball player being called ...
10:15 a.m.
March Madness, from A to Z
Apologies, to Rebels athletic director Mike Hamrick and Dr. Carol Harter, UNLV president. Both acted quickly and decisively, contrary to how we figured it would unfold, in nabbing Lon Kruger's coaching services. Splendid move.
10:14 a.m.
Robinson helping team stay motivated
Anybody who thinks the Lady Rebels will have a hard time getting their basketball jones for Thursday's WNIT game against Arizona State at Cox Pavilion should be mindful one of one very fundamental aspect about ...
10:07 a.m.
Purchase of lots will complete land for condos
The Henderson City Council on Tuesday approved the purchase of two downtown lots that will give the city sole ownership of a stretch of Basic Road, freeing up land for a proposed development of 48 ...
9:53 a.m.
Reid has residents' support for proposed heliport site
Not surprisingly, a majority of residents of Henderson's Anthem community appear to be in favor of a bill proposed by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to try to keep helicopter noise out of the skies near ...
9:51 a.m.
USC assistant interviews with Kruger
USC assistant Marvin Menzies, who over the years has developed a reputation for his strong recruiting ties in talent-rich southern California, spent Tuesday in Las Vegas interviewing for an assistant coaching position with new Rebels ...
9:48 a.m.
Reid wants oil reserves tapped
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Tuesday called on the president to release oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which the senator said would almost immediately lower gasoline prices at a time Nevadans are paying ...
9:36 a.m.
Obituaries for March 17, 2004
Ignacio Alcala, 70, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born May 23, 1933, in Jerez Zacatecas, Mexico. A resident for 25 years, he was a cook.
9:36 a.m.
Church can now use space temporarily at hotel's theaters
Green Valley Ranch Station officials now say they will allow a local church to use space at the resort's Regal Cinemas through April 11, Easter Sunday.
9:35 a.m.
Assemblyman explains checks drawn from campaign account
Assemblyman Chad Christensen said he will respond today to a complaint that he abused about $17,000 in campaign funds.
9:31 a.m.
News briefs for March 17, 2004
Two convicted killers, both from Las Vegas and both named Turner, have been denied release by the state Parole Commission.
9:31 a.m.
Bio-chem releases at Test Site explained
A federal agency is coming closer to releasing chemical and biological agents at the Nevada Test Site.
9:30 a.m.
Consumer prices rise modestly
The increase in the Consumer Price Index, the government's most closely watched inflation measure, however, marked a slowdown from the 0.5 percent jump registered in January, the Labor Department reported today.
9:29 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 17, 2004
Shaquille O'Neal and Kevin Garnett have been asked to fill two of the three remaining roster openings on the U.S. Olympic team, and Toronto Raptors guard Vince Carter, citing a recurring ankle injury, told USA ...
9:25 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Adrian Fernandez taking a risk in moving team to IRL
Adrian Fernandez created a stir in open-wheel racing last week when he announced he was moving his single-car team from the struggling Champ Car World Series to the rival Indy Racing League IndyCar Series.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Rookies should challenge in LV
Jim Webb, tournament director of the upcoming LPGA Takefuji Classic, informs me that this year's event again promises to have a truly stellar field with most of the top female golfers in the world already ...
9:18 a.m.
Flurry of trades juggles LV's roster for stretch run
The Las Vegas Wranglers kept busy leading up to Tuesday's noon trade deadline, dealing away three players and acquiring two more in three separate trades.
9:16 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- SHERMANTHETANK -- Draws good post in first freshman dash of year, Pedroza on onwer-Lerille trainee, boot-n-scoot here. MARIACHI -- Training at Fairplex Park, Martinez on Rizo trainee, another good hustling pair. Value ...
9:16 a.m.
Agency seeks info on lawmakers' visits to Caesars' properties
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York's Lobbying Commission has asked Caesars Entertainment to review hotel records to determine which legislators may have visited the gambling giant's Las Vegas properties, sources said Tuesday.
9:07 a.m.
Aristocrat director to profit by leaving
SYDNEY, Australia -- Aristocrat Leisure Ltd., the world's second biggest maker of slot machines, said former chairman John Ducker will be paid more money if he is voted off the board than if he is ...
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Tougher DUI laws are needed
I would suggest Porter consider making the law even tougher by increasing the penalties for driving under the influence of any intoxicating substance, regardless of whether it's drugs or alcohol or too much cold medicine.
8:47 a.m.
Letter: Amnesties send wrong message
Among those granted amnesty in 1986 was Ramzi Yousef, the chief conspirator in the 1993 truck bomb attack on the World Trade Center. Despite this, President Bush and congressional members of both parties are pressing ...
8:47 a.m.
Letter: Clinton's budget was responsible
If that isn't the most ridiculous statement I've ever read!
8:46 a.m.
Letter: Cabs should have cameras
Cameras are everywhere in this country, probably more so in Las Vegas because of the gaming industry. If someone is afraid to get into a cab equipped with a camera, then they should be afraid ...
8:46 a.m.
Letter: Recess is not to blame for failing
We recently moved here from Utah, which ranks among the lowest in the nation in per-pupil spending and has some of the highest student-to-teacher ratios in the country. Yet few schools in that state fail ...
8:45 a.m.
Letter: Recess is more than just 'luxury'
In the name of increased "standards," national and regional officials are all too ready to take the child out of childhood. Recess and play are essential for the healthy development of a child's mind, body ...
8:44 a.m.
Letter: Amendment on gay marriage is a diversion
If the "Denial of Marriage Amendment" were actually to become part of our constitution, it would be a cancer on all our freedoms. Besides, homosexuals are born that way. Left-handedness is also an ancient sign ...
8:44 a.m.
Education foundation offers scholarships
This year, the foundation estimates 144 students will receive awards ranging from $500 to $40,000 each.
8:36 a.m.
Community briefs for March 17, 2004
A seminar in Spanish for first-time home buyers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive, North Las Vegas.
8:36 a.m.
Search approved for new CCSN president
A joint committee of university regents and Community College of Southern Nevada faculty Tuesday approved a search firm and set a spending limit of $50,000 for the search for a new president.
8:35 a.m.
Editorial: Negligence casts pall over Yucca
The issue only became public in January, after former workers had lodged complaints following illnesses. In response, the Energy Department set up silicosis screening tests for former workers and issued this statement: "Regulatory limits for ...
8:35 a.m.
Judge dismisses Flowers' lawsuit
A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against two former aides of President Clinton and a publishing company by former Las Vegas resident Gennifer Flowers.
8:35 a.m.
Editorial: Education by edict
As the election approached, however, the Bush White House began to relent. Relaxation of rules about testing special education students were announced in December. In February Education Secretary Rod Paige announced less rigid testing of ...
8:35 a.m.
'Fun'due: Newcomer to hot-pot trend makes some suggestions
Which more or less explains how I managed to grow up never hearing of fondue.
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Philharmonic gives classic performance at soiree
Nearly 100 guests supported the evening at SouthShore Golf Club Rotunda, a private club within Lake Las Vegas, for an evening of splendid music by Russian-born pianist Vassily Primakov.
8:14 a.m.
Cox makes changes to digital lineup
National Geographic, channel 334; History International, channel 335; Biography Channel, channel 336; Starz! Kids, channel 265; Cinemax HD, channel 711 and Starz! HD, channel 721.
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Art, food mix well at Mandalay
We were not alone. There were many more shops open and many shoppers. We visited the Godt-Cleary Gallery, where a stunning display of lithographic works by James Rosenquist was on view. In its shop, surrounded ...
8:13 a.m.

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