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Archive for March 18, 2004

City worker-state legislator solution eludes LV Council
Las Vegas officials will try for a fourth time to come up with a policy to deal with employees who are elected as state lawmakers, after deciding Wednesday to postpone the discussion until April 7.
11:16 a.m.
Gallagher makes his congressional campaign official
Former gaming executive Tom Gallagher announced this morning that he will challenge Republican Rep. Jon Porter.
11:16 a.m.
Council delays strip club review
The Las Vegas City Council unanimously gave the $30 million strip club Treasures another three months to prove it can operate without allowing the prostitution and other lawbreaking that detectives and city officials agreed are ...
11:13 a.m.
Key witness in shooting death flees courtroom
A preliminary hearing for two men charged in a shooting that killed a 13-year-old North Las Vegas girl was postponed a second time on Wednesday, after a key witness left court to avoid testifying.
11:11 a.m.
Suspected Ohio sniper won't fight extradition
The man suspected in two dozen sniper shootings in Ohio could be leaving Las Vegas as soon as Friday.
11:10 a.m.
Family paid power bill hours before deaths
Two-and-a-half hours after the electricity to her home was turned off, Stephanie Wood drove to a Nevada Power office and paid their $100 bill -- but she and her family didn't live to see the ...
11:09 a.m.
Another federal agency to probe EOB
Another federal agency announced it was launching an inquiry of the Las Vegas Valley's largest nonprofit agency Wednesday in the wake of questions about the agency's handling of its finances and programs.
11:09 a.m.
No end in sight for rising gasoline prices
AAA reported Wednesday that most communities in Nevada saw double-digit gasoline price hikes since mid-February and most motorists in the state pay more than $2 per gallon.
11:08 a.m.
Wreck causes delays on I-15
One tractor-trailer slowed for a traffic backup at a construction zone about 10:50 p.m. and another tractor-trailer rear-ended it, Trooper Angie Wolff said.
11:07 a.m.
Killer makes final requests
CARSON CITY -- Las Vegas killer Lawrence Colwell wants to be well-groomed when he goes to his execution March 26 at the Nevada State Prison.
11:06 a.m.
Something to sneeze at
Pollen is sending allergy sufferers into sniffles sooner rather than later this spring, experts say.
11:06 a.m.
Lawmakers to discuss school recess
Lawmakers have asked Clark County School District officials to appear before a legislative committee studying the effects of obesity and explain why morning recess was eliminated for elementary school students.
11:06 a.m.
Gaming panel, McMahon endorse deal
The Nevada Gaming Commission also voted 4 to 0 today to approve the $82 million deal to buy the four properties as well as an option to buy the El Cortez. The transaction includes 62 ...
11:05 a.m.
Gaming briefs for March 18, 2004
The Gaming Standards Association, an international trade group consisting of major slot machine makers, has developed a "tool kit" that will help the industry develop standardized technology more quickly.
11:05 a.m.
Developer comments on Desert Inn settlement
"It gives us a chance to develop all along Paradise Road," Wynn said, referring to the road on the east side of Wynn's Desert Inn parcel adjacent to most of the holdout owners' homes. "That's ...
11:04 a.m.
Growing area produces market
This is the second new store to open in the fast-growing southwest Las Vegas Valley in recent days. Albertsons opened a store at 10140 W. Flamingo Road at Hualapai Way featuring amenities like a Starbucks ...
11:04 a.m.
Nevada Power Co. sues other utilities
Nevada Power Co. on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the Colorado River Commission and the Southern Nevada Water Authority conspired to damage the utility and its ratepayers during the Western energy crisis.
10:53 a.m.
Credit ratings for state remain good
CARSON CITY -- Despite an uncertain economy and the threat of Indian gambling in California, Nevada has retained a strong credit rating from three major rating services.
10:52 a.m.
Archon loss widens on higher revenue
The company reported a loss of $1.5 million during the quarter, 2 percent more than the same quarter a year ago.
10:52 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 18, 2004
Wranglers goaltender Marc Magliarditi was sent to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League today on a loan, but Magliarditi is expected to be back in uniform for Las Vegas for the two-game weekend ...
10:45 a.m.
Flat Rebels routed in NIT
BOISE, Idaho -- Demetrius Hunter had a feeling this was going to happen. So did just about everyone else in UNLV's traveling party.
10:44 a.m.
Inmate and guard who fathered her baby indicted
A former guard at the state women's prison in North Las Vegas and the inmate whose baby he fathered were indicted by a Clark County grand jury on Wednesday.
10:42 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Palms performs a popular impression
The Palms has announced its own monthly comedy show, clearly an answer to the success of "Jeff Beacher's Comedy Madhouse" at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.
10:29 a.m.
Commission OKs buffer zones near Indian Springs
The Clark County Commission moved Wednesday to take out more than 2,400 acres in and around Indian Springs from potential development -- but in the same move settled some long-standing zoning issues that could allow ...
9:43 a.m.
Obituaries for March 18, 2004
Samuel P. Aleccia, 90, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. A retired musician, he was born Oct. 17, 1913, in Centerville, Iowa.
9:43 a.m.
Guard who fathered baby in prison, inmate indicted
A former guard at the state women's prison in North Las Vegas and the inmate whose baby he fathered were indicted by a Clark County grand jury on Wednesday.
9:43 a.m.
Prosecutors say shooting ended couple's troubled relationship
Opening arguments got under way Wednesday in the trial of a former attorney charged with gunning down his ex-wife in their Summerlin home in December 2000.
9:39 a.m.
Woman's testimony opens murder trial
The trial of Julius Bradford, 18, began Wednesday on charges of murder with use of a deadly weapon and attempted robbery in the death of Benito Zambrano-Lopez, 48, along with Steven Perry, 17 and Tyrone ...
9:38 a.m.
Man wanted for murder surrenders
The Las Vegas man wanted for killing his ex-girlfriend, wrapping her body in plastic and leaving her in the back seat of a car last week surrendered Wednesday to police in North Carolina.
9:37 a.m.
Southern hopefuls see light at the end
It's OK to come out and play -- the mean lady is gone now.
9:34 a.m.
Lady Rebels set for shot at Pac-10
Here's how the Lady Rebels have fared all-time in the WNIT:
9:33 a.m.
Banks now probed in fraud tied to failure of WorldCom
NEW YORK -- The Securities and Exchange Commission is probing whether Citigroup Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Deutsche Bank AG were aware that WorldCom Inc. was riskier than they ...
9:32 a.m.
Catching up with...Dani Delgado
Where she is now: Syracuse
9:32 a.m.
Patriot Act warning issued
A leading national law expert told UNLV law students Wednesday that heightened citizen awareness of the government's increased powers under the Patriot Act may help prevent problems similar to what occurred during the Watergate era.
9:32 a.m.
Assemblyman uses CPA letter to fight campaign charge
Assemblyman Chad Christensen has provided a letter to the secretary of state from a CPA who said Christensen has not committed "any illegality or significant impropriety" with his campaign finances.
9:30 a.m.
Nothing certain this time around
It does not seem so long ago that Daniel Wright set perfect balls out to Jeff Robinson and Mike Hilsabeck as the Centennial boys' volleyball team claimed the state title most conceded from the season's ...
9:27 a.m.
Kruger deal worth $3.8 mil.
If he finds any spare time, especially in his first year or two at UNLV, new Rebels basketball coach Lon Kruger will be able to hone his golf game as a member at Spanish Trail ...
9:27 a.m.
News briefs for March 18, 2004
A Nevada group trying to prohibit smoking in most public places -- except bars and gambling areas -- filed an initiative petition Wednesday aimed at forcing the 2005 Legislature to impose the ban.
9:26 a.m.
Retailer returns to profitability
Net income was $276 million, or $2.78 a share, in the fourth quarter. Kmart had a loss of $1.1 billion, or $2.13, a year earlier, before the company reorganized its finances. Revenue in the period ...
9:26 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: When it comes to mid-majors, talent is short
If there's one thing on which Dick Vitale and I agree, it's that for frozen pizza, DiGiorno isn't half-bad. If there's a second, it's that the difference between college basketball and pro basketball is that ...
9:26 a.m.
Fugitives frequently turn up in Las Vegas
A man from Pennsylvania who killed his wife with an ax.
9:25 a.m.
Letter: Priorities twisted in Stewart's case
You have to hand it to those prosecutors, who have our best interests and safety in mind. When they fail to get a conviction for murder, as in the O.J. Simpson case, they diligently and ...
9:24 a.m.
Letter: Bigger corporate thieves unheeded
In the grand scheme of things this was a minor amount of money for her and the act pales in comparison to the legions of really big-time corporate thieves. I don't just refer to those ...
9:24 a.m.
Illinois governor seeks probe of casino decision
CHICAGO -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday called for an investigation into the Illinois Gaming Board's decision to pick Rosemont as the site for the state's next casino after previous plans for a casino there ...
9:23 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- THE BORG QUEEN -- Draws good post for mile opener, Espinoza up, set to be Queen of this Borg group. TRACY'S TRACTION -- Nakatani takes the call, draws good rail post for ...
9:18 a.m.
51s manager Kennedy gets back in the swing
Halfway through spring training with his eighth club, Las Vegas 51s manager Terry Kennedy said Monday that the organization was adjusting well to the constant change the team has experienced since January.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Brandon Bernstein off to fast start in new season
Brandon Bernstein is proving that his brief NHRA Top Fuel rookie season was not a fluke.
9:16 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Santa Ynez, Calif., Rico Hoye, Detroit, vs. Donnell Wiggins, Covington, Tenn., 12, light heavyweights; Daniel Edouard, Babylon, N.Y., vs. Dorian Beaupierre, Dominican Republic, 12, middleweights.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Spinks opts to head for the rarefied air
When Cory Spinks was training for his Dec. 13 fight against Ricardo Mayorga in Atlantic City, he stayed in Las Vegas and utilized a rental home and gym just off West Desert Inn.
9:11 a.m.
More than a 'nobody'
There's no mistaking Robert Allen's point of view as he prepares for a June 5 fight with Bernard Hopkins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. He's both belligerent and obsessed with upsetting the undisputed middleweight ...
9:10 a.m.
City Council briefs for March 18, 2004
The Las Vegas City Council approved a deal Wednesday to sell the building at 601 Fremont St. to a group of investors who promised to turn it into the cornerstone of the proposed East Fremont ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: First Amendment right violated at Thomas & Mack
During the BYU/UNLV basketball game on March 6, I held up a sign to promote my choice for the next UNLV coach. The sign said, "Hire Coach George Karl." I saw a sign saying "Kill ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: EOB has dug itself a deeper hole
The EOB, which oversees programs that provide child care, senior day care, job training, health care and drug treatment, likely will have to make cuts to some of these programs to make up the difference. ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: Get tougher on codes
In January 2003, city code inspectors responded to complaints from neighbors about the property being used as a scrap yard. Inspectors acted on that complaint but, following their policy, did not check their past records, ...
8:58 a.m.
Support given to zoo proposal
"Unlike other proposed ventures, $1 million is already in the bank," said Bank of America senior vice president Roger Bullock, who said he was the private banker for Ed and Mona Sher, the couple making ...
8:58 a.m.
Schools moving to go light on snacks
Sugary soft drinks, candy bars and potato chips could soon be harder to find at Clark County School District campuses as administrators consider stricter limits on what kinds of food can be sold to students.
8:52 a.m.
LV soldier earns medal for Iraq duty
Army Sgt. Jadore Scovell, the son of Gwen Chandler of Las Vegas, has been decorated with the Army Commendation Medal for participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
8:51 a.m.
Scholarships set for health care
The scholarships, funded by the PacifiCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm of PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., are offered on behalf of PacifiCare's Latino Health Scholars program designed to educate students about career opportunities for Hispanics and ...
8:51 a.m.
Gallagher making his congressional run official today
Former gaming executive Tom Gallagher was to announce today that he will challenge Republican Rep. Jon Porter.
8:50 a.m.
Council kicks psychiatric hospital back to governor
The Las Vegas City Council threw the hot potato decision about where to build a new psychiatric hospital right back to Gov. Kenny Guinn.
8:50 a.m.
AMA chief lobbies for damages caps
The leader of the American Medical Association is in Las Vegas today to drum up support for caps on the amount of money injured plaintiffs can collect from doctors in medical malpractice lawsuits.
8:47 a.m.
Community briefs for March 18, 2004
Applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only and boy and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply.
8:47 a.m.
Hilton's Borg attraction leaves visitors beaming
A genetically enhanced race of half-organic, half-cybernetic creatures from the far end of the galaxy, the Borg's only directive is the assimilation of all humanoids. In the real-world, however, the Borg have proven to be ...
8:19 a.m.
Skin Deep: UNLV class delves into enticing history of dancing
After 15 years of lugging her themed costumes across America, stopping at clubs for weeklong stripping stints, the lap dancer at Olympic Garden was about to face a different audience.
8:17 a.m.

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