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Archive for March 22, 2004

Big mall planned in southwest LV
A regional mall totaling more than 1 million square feet and at least one casino are included in a larger development plan for land near the Southern Highlands planned community in the southwest Las Vegas ...
11:15 a.m.
Feds list economic board as 'at risk'
A federal agency has listed the Economic Opportunity Board -- the Las Vegas Valley's largest nonprofit organization -- as "at risk," which could cut into the group's federal funding.
11:14 a.m.
Court won't review Nevada two-thirds ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court this morning announced it would not review a Nevada Supreme Court ruling that allowed the Legislature last year to temporarily suspend a portion of Nevada's Constitution to raise taxes.
11:13 a.m.
Sports store opens third location
Sports store opens third location
11:11 a.m.
PUC denies it made missteps in rate case
The state Public Utilities Commission is disputing claims by state Consumer Advocate Tim Hay that regulators mishandled a Nevada Power Co. rate case.
11:10 a.m.
Lender replaces auditor
The Las Vegas commercial lender had previously announced that it would engage Moore, Stephens, Wurth, Frazer & Torbet LLP as independent auditor for its 2004 financials. Moore, Stephens will now audit the company's year-end 2003 ...
11:10 a.m.
High court takes up Nevada law
WASHINGTON -- Oral arguments began this morning in the Supreme Court case examining a Nevada law that requires people to identify themselves to police who are doing an investigation, even if they have done nothing ...
11:09 a.m.
Nevada, others get full water shares
Despite ongoing drought along the Colorado River, Nevada, California and Arizona received full annual water shares -- and Nevada received limited additional water, Interior Secretary Gale Norton said.
11:05 a.m.
FIST could lose its punch
A U.S. Marshal-led fugitive-catching unit has nabbed almost 1,000 criminals over the last four years, but reduced staffing could limit the numbers of offenders caught in Las Vegas in the future.
11:05 a.m.
Trial of Abraham goes well for defendant
It was touted as the "trial of a millennium."
11:05 a.m.
Committed: Ceremony highlight of second Las Vegas Gay & Lesbian Wedding Expo
Cheers and whistles echoed off the ivy-covered walls of the Your Parke banquet facility in Henderson on Sunday after two women said their "I do's" in front of a crowd of friends, family -- and ...
11:04 a.m.
Fatal fire at group home investigated
Las Vegas fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire Saturday that killed two residents of a group home near St. Louis Avenue and McLeod Street.
10:57 a.m.
Sports books jammed with tourney fans
Andrew Meyer bet on all 48 games in the NCAA college basketball tournament since Thursday -- except two.
10:55 a.m.
Riviera rooms evacuated for fire in AC
Some hotel guests on the first through sixth floors were evacuated, but firefighters stopped the evacuations when they determined guests were not in danger, Clark County Fire Department spokesman Bob Leinbach said.
10:51 a.m.
Local GOP boasts unity
The Republican county convention held over the weekend didn't attract nearly as many people as last week's Democratic convention, but GOP supporters said they feel confident their party is just as united this election year.
10:51 a.m.
NCAA again checking up on Las Vegas sports books
An executive with the NCAA who was a spectator in several Las Vegas sports books during the opening rounds of the NIT and NCAA basketball tournaments last week says his colleagues probably will be surprised ...
10:47 a.m.
Gorbachev touts cultural highway
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev on Sunday outlined a business venture with Nevada ties that could build cultural understanding and cooperation between peoples of the world along a Russian highway of great cultural significance.
10:46 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 22, 2004
Canada's Emanuel Sandhu and defending world champion Evgeni Plushenko won their qualifying rounds. Sandhu came out on top despite a fall on a key jump, while Plushenko was error-free.
10:40 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Fox seeks to employ delay tactics
How do you count that down, exactly?
10:39 a.m.
New combat center opens
The 43,000-square-foot Combined Air and Space Operations Center was expected to open today at Nellis Air Force Base during a visit from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Jumper.
9:50 a.m.
House panel to look into Yucca status
WASHINGTON -- A House subcommittee will address the status of the Yucca Mountain project and pending legislation that alters how the project gets money.
9:50 a.m.
Regents briefs for March 22, 2004
The Board of Regents unanimously approved a four-year degree in dental hygiene at the Community College of Southern Nevada along with several other programs recommended by the Academic, Research and Student Affairs committee.
9:44 a.m.
State money is needed for refunds
University regents unanimously approved a plan Friday to repay an estimated 5,700 students for tuition they overpaid since 1995 because board policy illegally charged them out-of-state tuition.
9:44 a.m.
Regents split on Remington deal
Removed Community College of Southern Nevada President Ron Remington was left without a transition plan Friday after five university regents abruptly left the room rather than cast a vote for or against the chancellor's recommendation ...
9:44 a.m.
Cooler weather will follow record highs
Temperatures in Las Vegas reached record highs over the weekend, hitting 90 degrees on the earliest date since records began, a National Weather Service official said. But cooler weather could be on the way.
9:43 a.m.
Police investigating possible murder-suicide
Residents reported hearing an argument and then gunshots, police said.
9:36 a.m.
Henderson's Unser signs deal with IRL's Patrick Racing team
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and Henderson resident Al Unser Jr. has signed with former CART team owner Pat Patrick to drive in the Indy Racing League beginning with the May 30 Indianapolis 500.
9:35 a.m.
Delays in opening of monorail could be costly
Officials say they don't know how much the latest postponement of the long-awaited Las Vegas monorail opening will cost.
9:35 a.m.
Indictment returned in robberies
The indictment, unsealed before District Judge Michael Douglas, charges Larry Ulysses Beavers with 21 felonies, including robbery, attempted first-degree kidnapping and burglary, all with a deadly weapon.
9:35 a.m.
How do you get a five-game streak? Just Ask
In a period of six days, Wranglers center Morten Ask moved across the country, adjusted to a three-hour time difference, and logged four goals and three assists as Las Vegas won its three weekend games.
9:34 a.m.
Christensen must produce more of a defense
Assemblyman Chad Christensen said Friday he would respond quickly to any requests from the secretary of state's office, which has opened an "official investigation" into his campaign finances.
9:33 a.m.
Pittsburgh moves on with victory against Badgers
While far from a victory of Biblical proportions, Pittsburgh proved its seeding and superiority by parting a red sea of Wisconsin fans.
9:33 a.m.
News briefs for March 22, 2004
Ohio highway sniper suspect Charles McCoy was taken Saturday from Las Vegas to Ohio, where he was booked into a Columbus jail.
9:32 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Best handicappers compete in Orleans tournament
While the NCAA basketball tournament fills the sports books to the brim with games going from morning until night, there will be March Madness -- horse racing style -- this week at one local major ...
9:32 a.m.
Lady Rebels survive in postseason play
For 39 minutes, 22 seconds, the player who figures to be a big part of the Lady Rebels' future figuratively carried the team between the double zeroes on her back during Sunday afternoon's Women's National ...
9:29 a.m.
Hilton, N.M. tribe plan resort
POJOAQUE PUEBLO, N.M. -- When Jacob Viarrial was a boy, he used to play with his friends in the hills above the few homes that made up this northern New Mexico pueblo.
9:29 a.m.
Competing bidder ups stake in Wembley
BLB Investors LLC, which may bid for Wembley Plc, agreed to buy the rest of Active Value Fund Managers Ltd.'s stake in the company, on the condition BLB makes a bid for the U.K. dog-track ...
9:29 a.m.
Wal-Mart remains atop Fortune 500 list
Three Nevada companies, all Las Vegas-based casino resort operators, are on the Fortune 500 list. The companies, their ranking and 2003 revenue:
9:28 a.m.
Retailer's profit up 17%, but disappoints investors
Net income in the period ended Feb. 29 climbed to $433.5 million, or 42 cents a share, from $370.9 million, or 36 cents, a year earlier, Walgreen's said. Excluding $7.9 million gained from a litigation ...
9:27 a.m.
Gaming briefs for March 22, 2004
DEADWOOD, S.D. -- Local business leaders might not embrace all aspects of the new HBO series "Deadwood," but the Chamber of Commerce is playing the hand it's dealt.
9:26 a.m.
Fuzzy projections: The age of digital movies is coming or so it seems
Five years later the revolution is yet to begin, while several key questions remain unanswered:
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for March 22, 2004
As made evident by history, nothing seems to boost the spirits of uninspired, directionless, financially dependent college students quite like the words "spring break."
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: No one's hotter than the 'Big X'
Musketeers or Mouseketeers, what difference does it make after a weekend of playful mischief in the NCAA tournament?
9:18 a.m.
Former gaming panel chief Bowers dies
Bowers started as an auditor for the commission and was named director in 1963 by Gov. Grant Sawyer. He served until 1975 when he retired.
8:54 a.m.
Pioneer Las Vegan Garehime dies
As an infant Jacob "Jake" Garehime came to Las Vegas with his parents in 1924 when the family was on the way to California.
8:54 a.m.
Former VA health care chief Reevey dies
Ramon Reevey would often go out on a limb for veterans during his nearly six years as director of the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System.
8:53 a.m.
Former PSC member Granata dead at 82
Granata died March 17 at the age of 82 in Carson City, where he lived for the past 36 years.
8:53 a.m.
Obituaries for March 22, 2004
Robert A. Bergland, 69, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born July 28, 1934, in Sioux City, Iowa. A resident for 30 years, he was a retired painter.
8:52 a.m.
GOP governors expect good election year
Four Republican governors in Las Vegas on Friday speculated that this election season could be a good one for their party.
8:43 a.m.
Local Republicans rally around Bush
The Republican county convention held over the weekend didn't attract nearly as many people as last week's Democratic convention, but GOP supporters said they feel confident their party is just as united this election year.
8:43 a.m.
Education initiatives split Gibbons house
CARSON CITY -- Rep. Jim Gibbons and his wife, Assemblywoman Dawn Gibbons, don't see eye to eye on an initiative petition that would force the state to raise its financial support of public schools.
8:43 a.m.
Letter: Clinton getting too much credit
Around 1992 a new wave of commerce hit the U.S. Personal computers, coupled with the Internet, created an entirely new industry. How many speculative "dot.bomb" companies were formed, only to collapse at the end of ...
8:35 a.m.
Letter: City is crowded, loud and rude
When it takes more than an hour to find a cab from the airport, when the wait times often approach that level in casino-to-casino visits, and when parents insist on lugging toddlers with their various ...
8:35 a.m.
Letter: Lewd Las Vegas is not a place to bring children
During our stay we were assaulted with pornographic fliers, newsstands, billboards ("A woman in your room in 30 minutes or less -- just like a pizza!"), etc.
8:34 a.m.
Editorial: Sex ads are subject to regulation
We, however, think it's commendable for people to insist that their community leaders take action against unacceptable images thrust so publicly upon them. And we know unacceptable when we see it, to wit: A billboard ...
8:33 a.m.
Editorial: Deception perfected
Last week we discovered that this wasn't just some accounting error, but that it involved deception. Last spring the Medicare program's longtime actuary, Richard Foster, was estimating that the actual cost of the prescription drug ...
8:33 a.m.
Ludacris shows unity in diversity at House of Blues
It wasn't all that long ago, but those days are clearly in the past. Atlanta duo OutKast provided firm evidence of that in January, becoming the first hip-hop act to capture the Grammys' coveted album ...
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Tonopah building an identity
Residents of the Nye County town that sits along U.S. 95 about midway between Las Vegas and Reno already are sprucing up their storefronts in preparation for the 96-year-old hotel's grand re-opening this summer, Danny ...
8:15 a.m.
'Rent' pays off at Aladdin
Author Jonathan Larson, who died shortly before his creation opened on Broadway in 1996, turned a potentially classic modern-day tragedy into a melodrama when he failed to carry the theme of dispair all the way ...
8:14 a.m.

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