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Archive for May 7, 2004

Ethics panel's counsel rejects mayor's motion
CARSON CITY -- The attorney for the state Ethics Commission has recommended against dismissing a complaint against Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, accused of using his official position to promote a business in which his ...
11:26 a.m.
Gabelli wins some, loses some at SW Gas meeting
Aside from the tense moments following the collapse of company Chairman Thomas Hartley, it was business as usual Thursday at Southwest Gas Corp.'s annual shareholders meeting.
11:21 a.m.
Child hit by car to have brain surgery
A North Las Vegas third-grader who was hit by a speeding car Wednesday was scheduled to undergo brain surgery this morning and remains in critical condition at the University Medical Center, police said.
11:20 a.m.
Kerry plan worries Nevada educators
Kerry outlined a "bargain" with America's teachers and schools: More money for salary and programs such as class size reduction in exchange for tougher teacher certification tests and a system that would make it easier ...
11:19 a.m.
Death of man who struggled with cop is ruled homicide
The coroner's office has determined that a 26-year-old man who died about 19 1/2 hours after a struggle with a Metro Police officer and numerous security guards was a homicide victim.
11:16 a.m.
Mom may not be charged in case
Metro Police are recommending no charges be filed against a Las Vegas woman whose car was repossessed with her 7-month-old child inside.
11:15 a.m.
Letter: Regents should be punished harshly
CARSON CITY -- Assemblywoman Chris Giunchigliani, D-Las Vegas, said Thursday that new evidence shows the university board of regents violated Nevada's open-meeting law several times before it held an illegal closed-door session on alleged problems ...
11:15 a.m.
Efforts to kill smell don't sweeten school
A group of teachers and students at Advanced Technologies Academy say despite a year-old lawsuit and complaints about a persistent smell at the school that has made them sick, the stench is still there.
11:15 a.m.
Parents of boy left in van haven't seen report
The parents of a 3-year-old boy left asleep in a Head Start van still have not received an investigative report detailing what happened, more than two weeks after the incident.
11:14 a.m.
Kansas group says Vegas trip mostly about visit to Stern show
The primary purpose for a Las Vegas visit planned next week by a Kansas-based church is not to protest a high school production of a gay-themed play but rather to appear as guests on shock-jock ...
11:14 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Guinn gives 'Mr. Nuke' a reward
But the Republican governor slipped up this week when he appointed Ace Robison, a leading Yucca Mountain advocate -- or "Mr. Nuke," as the Nevada opposition forces call him -- to a plum position on ...
11:13 a.m.
Feds say Perkins in violation of law
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel believes that Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins is breaking the federal law that prohibits public officials from running for partisan posts, according to a memo given Wednesday to Henderson City ...
11:13 a.m.
Woman found alive in desert
Dehydrated, clothes torn and with a few scratches, a woman who got lost looking for a missing dog was rescued shortly before 10 a.m. today after being lost in the wilderness of Red Rock Canyon ...
11:13 a.m.
EOB refuses to downsize its board
Behind closed doors Thursday, the directors of the Economic Opportunity Board, the Las Vegas Valley's largest nonprofit agency, decided to accept all but one of the recommendations contained in a federally funded investigation.
11:12 a.m.
Court voids $1.5 million judgment against bank
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday wiped out a $1.5 million punitive damages judgment against Bank of America in a suit involving a former employee.
11:07 a.m.
Mississippi governor vows not to raise casino taxes
BILOXI, Miss. -- Gov. Haley Barbour said he doesn't want gambling in Mississippi to expand beyond the counties where it is already legal -- primarily the Gulf Coast and along the Mississippi River.
11:03 a.m.
Local National Guard familiar with Iraqi prison
The instant Nevada Army Guard Spc. Michael Roe saw the first pictures of the torture and mistreatment of prisoners by American soldiers in Iraq he knew exactly where the photos were taken.
11:03 a.m.
VA chief to announce new hospital in LV
WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi was to announce today the approval of a new hospital, outpatient clinic and nursing home for veterans in Southern Nevada today.
11:03 a.m.
Petition leader arrested
CARSON CITY -- Janine Hansen, a leader in the petition drive to repeal the $833 million tax package, was arrested Thursday night with her son while gathering signatures at the municipal bus station in Reno.
11:03 a.m.
Man arrested after incident at bank
Fabio Alvarez walked into the grocery store, 5975 W. Tropicana Ave., at 3:10 p.m. and headed straight to the Wells Fargo Bank, Officer Jose Montoya, spokesman for Metro Police, said.
10:58 a.m.
Parents may buy Warren-Walker Schools
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the Clark County Assessor's office values the land and building at nearly $7 million.
10:45 a.m.
Talks continue as SBC strike prospect looms
SAN ANTONIO -- SBC Communications and a union representing 100,000 workers resumed talks Thursday in hopes of reaching a new contract at the nation's second-largest local phone company before tonight's strike deadline.
10:44 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Stern warning: Howard on approach
"It's Vegas, man, it's like anything goes," Stern show regular and comedian Artie Lange told Las Vegas Sun pop culture expert Kirk Baird this week. "Las Vegas is definitely a good match for Howard Stern.
10:43 a.m.
Sandoval asked to probe petition complaint
CARSON CITY -- Secretary of State Dean Heller Thursday asked Attorney General Brian Sandoval to investigate complaints that those circulating a referendum to repeal the $833 million tax plan were harassed by government workers.
10:42 a.m.
Algiers deal to make way for condo project on Strip
The owner of the Algiers Hotel, a Las Vegas landmark for almost 50 years, has agreed to sell the property to a Florida developer who plans to build a 45-story condominium-hotel in its place.
10:42 a.m.
Gaming briefs for May 7, 2004
Wynn Resorts Ltd. of Las Vegas will attempt to raise $268.1 million to help fund construction of a casino in Macau and for other purposes with the offering of 7 million shares of common stock, ...
10:42 a.m.
Air Vegas unit files for bankruptcy
A subsidiary of Air Vegas Airlines -- a Grand Canyon air tour operator that has operated in Southern Nevada since 1971 -- has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
10:41 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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10:07 a.m.
Las Vegas faces tough road ahead in Sac-town
As the Las Vegas 51s head to Sacramento for a four-game series, they prepare to face a team that didn't just win the Pacific Coast League in 2003 -- they prepare to face a team ...
10:07 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 7, 2004
The first-place UNLV baseball team (28-17, 15-5 MWC) will look to stay atop the Mountain West Conference standings, as it plays host to third-place San Diego State this weekend.
10:06 a.m.
Obituaries for May 7, 2004
Forrest Aldabbagh, 19, of Las Vegas died Monday. He was born Feb. 11, 1985, in Phoenix. A resident for eight years, he was a night club manager.
9:44 a.m.
Murder charge filed in bar fight
Serah Kemahu was initially arrested for felony battery with substantial bodily harm but a murder charge was added after the victim died, according to a Metro Police report.
9:43 a.m.
CCSN presidential field trimmed to four
A community college presidential search committee narrowed the field to four candidates Thursday after committee members reviewed introductory letters and resumes in closed session for almost three hours.
9:43 a.m.
Nevada's House members condemn abuses
WASHINGTON -- All three of Nevada's House members voted in favor of a resolution "deploring" the recently discovered abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
9:43 a.m.
Companies add jobs as unemployment rate falls to 5.6 percent
WASHINGTON -- Employers added 288,000 jobs to their payrolls in April as the nation's unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent, reinforcing hopes for a sustained turnaround in the jobs market that had lagged for so ...
9:42 a.m.
Letter carriers to collect food Saturday
The National Association of Letter Carriers is asking Las Vegas Valley residents to stock their mailboxes with nonperishables for the annual Help Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday.
9:42 a.m.
Diets reduce doughnut demand
Profit from continuing operations is expected to be 93 cents to 95 cents a share this year, or about 10 percent lower than forecast, and 16 cents in the quarter ended May 2, the Winston-Salem, ...
9:41 a.m.
Oil futures reach $40 for first time since 1990
Rising U.S. gasoline demand and limited refining capacity have boosted gasoline and crude oil prices. Global fuel demand is increasing as an upsurge of unrest in Saudi Arabia and Iraq threatens the oil infrastructure.
9:41 a.m.
News briefs for May 7, 2004
A man accused of robbing a downtown jewelry store and slaying a mother and her daughter pleaded not guilty to murder with use of a deadly weapon on Thursday.
9:40 a.m.
Counterprotest planned by community groups
Local high school students received a crash course in the do's and don'ts of "peaceful counter-protesting" Thursday night at the Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.
9:37 a.m.
Father sentenced in death of 18-month-old
A Henderson father was sentenced to 10 years to life in prison for his role in the death of his 18-month-old daughter and for neglecting his four other children.
9:37 a.m.
ACLU comes to aid of lawmakers
CARSON CITY -- Secretary of State Dean Heller is wrong in trying to ban state and university employees from serving in the Legislature, the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada said today.
9:37 a.m.
BLM opposes change in UNLV land deal
WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Land Management does not support a Senate bill that would allow the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to collect money from land sales or leases in its research park.
9:36 a.m.
Sandoval rejects request to run against Reid
CARSON CITY -- Attorney General Brian Sandoval says thanks, but no thanks, to the effort to draft him to run for the U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Harry Reid.
9:35 a.m.
UNLV women in second at regional
After one day, the Rebels' women's golf coach is exactly right. UNLV sat in second place, 11 strokes behind the Blue Devils, as it prepared for a scheduled 10:20 a.m. PDT tee time today in ...
9:28 a.m.
Rebels' Moore moving to position among elite
Thieving knee-high rough snatched hope and the smothering humidity coaxed sweat from Ryan Moore as he searched for his ball at No. 17 during last June's NCAA championships on Oklahoma State's brutal Karsten Creek course.
9:27 a.m.
Rebels remain positive despite injuries, losses
Three-fourths of the way through the regular season, things were looking up for the UNLV softball team.
9:26 a.m.
Vols, Rebels might switch for TV
The buzz among UNLV football players in the Lied Athletic Complex weight room this week quite naturally centered on the Rebels' season opener at perennial Top 25 power Tennessee. And the prospect of playing in ...
9:25 a.m.
Gladiators put Soul on the line in Philly
Las Vegas Gladiators (5-7) at Philadelphia Soul (5-7)
9:22 a.m.
NADN says court action could put it out of business
The way federal prosecutors see it, National Audit Defense Network is a tax-scamming, boiler-room operation that's used bogus businesses, a phony Web site and misleading claims to bilk U.S. taxpayers out of an estimated $324 ...
9:13 a.m.
Special session for slots bill considered
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A plan to let voters decide in November whether to legalize slot machines in Maryland is being considered by legislative leaders, raising the possibility of a special session this summer to debate ...
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Positive article about war needed
Please, let's have more articles such as this. Let the people in the U.S. know all the good things our people are doing in Iraq and other countries as well.
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Administration fails the military
Here's some of that help:
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Bush's flip-flops more prevalent than Kerry's
The White House suppressed the memo about al-Qaida from a month before the atrocity of 9-11, and then released it. It refused to release statistics on how often the constitutionally questionable Patriot Act had been ...
9:10 a.m.
Another twentysomething seeks Goldwater's seat
People who filed for office in Clark County on Thursday. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk. Filing runs through May 14:
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Prehistoric sturgeon a modern challenge
CLARKSTON, Wash. -- A spectacular stretch of the Snake River waters flow between the towns of Clarkston, Wash., and Lewiston, Idaho -- named for historic explorers Lewis and Clark.
9:06 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Kyle demanding more from himself
He is coming off his fifth consecutive top-10 effort and is second in the NASCAR Busch Series standings after nine races, but Kyle Busch said he isn't completely satisfied with how his rookie season is ...
9:05 a.m.
Collins raises strip club issue as he files for office
The pledge to keep an incumbent Clark County commissioner's indictment on corruption charges out of the coming campaign is looking a little ragged.
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: Yucca fight can be won
The sentiment that carried the night in Caliente, of course, is not consistent with how most Nevadans feel about Yucca Mountain. Overwhelmingly, Nevadans understand the danger a nuclear waste dump represents and support the state's ...
9:04 a.m.
Community briefs for May 7, 2004
First Friday May Funfest will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today in the area from Colorado and Coolidge avenues and from Main Street to Casino Center Boulevard.
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Play overcomes hate
To get a sense of where the Westboro Baptist Church is coming from, it helps to visit its Web site, The following passage is typical of the comments found on the group's Web site: ...
9:03 a.m.
Fishing report: Overton Arm offers bass and channel cats
Even though the Boulder Basin at Lake Mead attracts the most fishing activity, this is the time of year that anglers may want to explore the Overton Arm because it has good action for largemouth ...
8:57 a.m.
Looking ahead isn't part of these fighters' plans
It's impossible to look past or dismiss a two-belt world champion, yet Juan Manuel Marquez can be forgiven if he feels slighted even as his fight with Manny Pacquiao is at hand.
8:55 a.m.
Hike set for historic St. Thomas Town site
Call it the "aha" of discovery, an archeological thrill or a grim picture of Southern Nevada's water resource.To some it's another stop -- albeit unique -- on Nevada's ghost-town circuit.
8:54 a.m.
Las Vegas Philharmonic soars to romantic conclusion Saturday
Five years later, the Las Vegas Philharmonic closes its fifth season Saturday with "Russian Romantics," a concert featuring Ukranian-born pianist Valentina Lisitsa and is dedicated to Andrew Tompkins, a founder of the Philharmonic, who died ...
8:50 a.m.
Performing Arts for May 7, 2004
'Concert in the Park'
8:50 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: That special mother deserves a special meal
Breakfast at Bouchon: Chef Thomas Keller's recently opened Bouchon bistro in the Venezia Tower at The Venetian is now offering breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. daily.
8:47 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Cafe turns triple play on Fridays, Saturdays
The elegant restaurant at 4760 W. Sahara Ave. (at Decatur Boulevard) is finally beginning to realize its vision.
8:47 a.m.
Datebook for May 7, 2004
The City of Las Vegas' Arts District will host "First Friday" events today. Call 384-0092 or go online at for more information.
8:44 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Bodden lives on the edge with controversial humor
"I hate using that word -- it's a Hollywood word," says Bodden, who headlines Riviera Comedy Club Monday through May 16. In Tinseltown, "What they mean by 'edgy' is to talk about topics that you ...
8:44 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Audiences feel the heat at Coachella festival
For most, the toughest part about the two-day, five-stage, 85-act extravaganza was deciding whether to see the Rapture or Stereolab, Broken Social Scene or Elefant and Bright Eyes or Dizzee Rascal.
8:43 a.m.
On Display for May 7, 2004
The Las Vegas Art Museum hosts "Asian Art NOW," an exhibit of emerging and established Asian artists from more than 14 countries, until June 20 at 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Admission is $5 adults, $3 ...
8:42 a.m.
Group's first album is pure Rapture
Ubiquitous as they have become, year-end best-of music rankings are dicey propositions, to say the least.
8:42 a.m.
Spiritual connection keeps Martino moving
Turns out, it was one of Martino's own albums. Stricken with near-complete amnesia at the time, the jazz guitar great had virtually no memory of his landmark late-1960s and 1970s recording sessions.
8:41 a.m.
Rain audience will be Adams' family
Even though the Canadian-born singer/songwriter/guitarist has two albums worth of new material in the can, he says his show at Rain at the Palms will consist entirely of old favorites.
8:40 a.m.
Zumanity's Arias relates good 'Conversation'
There's more to "Zumanity" transvestite host Joey Arias than meets the eye.
8:38 a.m.
Best 'Friends:' Hundreds flock to sitcom's finale at House of Blues
There were laughs. There were cheers. There were even a few tears.
8:37 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Stop and think about Segway
We probably should buy them for the White House staff and the entire national press corps, then turn them loose at the same time in the Rose Garden.
8:36 a.m.
Henderson ArtFest slated this weekend
Held between Atlantic Avenue and Basic Road, the two-day festival features ceramics, paintings, woodwork, jewelry, metal and mixed-media pieces.
8:36 a.m.
Editorial: Don't reward Yucca lie
May 8 - 9, 2004
5:46 a.m.
2004 Mother of the Year Awards
May 8 - 9, 2004
5:27 a.m.
The sky hasn't fallen
5:05 a.m.
Bush choosing to go around Yucca Mountain issue
Paul P. Craig, a contributor to Writers on the Range (a news service covering issues affecting the West), was a member of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review from 1996 until January 2004. Craig also is ...
5:01 a.m.
Mama's Family
3:43 a.m.

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