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Archive for May 12, 2004

Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Mears: '91 duel with Andretti my best Indy 500 win
This month marks the 25th anniversary of Rick Mears' first Indianapolis 500 victory, but the 1979 race is not one he finds himself thinking about when he has time to reflect on his career.
11:19 a.m.
Insurance company asks for rate increase
Insurance company asks for rate increase
11:08 a.m.
Vegas' field of dreams won't come cheap
The group that wants to bring the Montreal Expos baseball team to Las Vegas is asking for the public to finance a significant portion of the estimated $450 million it would cost to build a ...
11:04 a.m.
State test shows corrosion at Yucca
WASHINGTON -- Scientists working for Nevada staged an experiment this morning that showed that water will not only drip through the rock and onto nuclear waste canisters stored at Yucca Mountain but mineral deposits from ...
11:04 a.m.
Expert: 'Self-inflicted wounds' will be harmful to Goodman
The Las Vegas public relations expert credited with transforming Mayor Oscar Goodman from a controversial mob lawyer to the city's top elected official said Tuesday that "self-inflicted wounds" will do the most damage to the ...
11:03 a.m.
Goodman opens case with firm defense
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman's ethics hearing began this morning with the mayor speaking calmly in his own defense.
11:02 a.m.
Garcia drops plan to add three administrative posts
Clark County School District Superintendent Carlos Garcia has dropped his plan to add three additional assistant regional superintendents, administrative positions that would have cost the district $300,000 in salaries annually.
10:58 a.m.
Business briefs for May 12, 2004
William Miller, a key figure in the growing feud between the Colorado River Commission and Nevada Power Co., has left the commission.
10:58 a.m.
Reid says Kerry would be friend to Nevada
WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry is to be in Las Vegas on Sunday to speak at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Unity Conference at the Bally's event center.
10:54 a.m.
Gusts cause power losses across valley
Tuesday's winds caused power outages and the leading edge of the gusts that arrived Monday are being blamed for the death of a California man at Lake Mead, authorities said.
10:52 a.m.
Sex offender Web site goes online
Nevadans can now check a state Web site to see how many violent sex offenders live in their zip code, but more specific addresses may not be available until next year at the earliest.
10:51 a.m.
13 to graduate from state college
Nevada State College's first commencement ceremony this Thursday is more than just a graduation -- it's a victory dance.
10:49 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Chicago hoping to beat odds
This week Chicago Mayor Richard Daley was so impressed with gambling's potential to boost the Windy City's struggling economy that he suggested it was time the city ran its own casino.
10:49 a.m.
Reilly plan cuts 20 top jobs
Clark County would cut 10 percent of its management jobs under a proposed budget unveiled by the county manager Tuesday.
10:47 a.m.
Anti-gay group outnumbered
The 10 members of a homosexual-hating group from Kansas were outnumbered 25-1 by counter-protesters at Las Vegas Academy this morning.
10:47 a.m.
MCI chief exec Capellas keeps tone upbeat in Networld+Interop speech
In a speech Tuesday morning in Las Vegas, Michael Capellas was the picture of enthusiasm.
10:44 a.m.
Slot maker expanding in Vegas
Las Vegas-based Konami Gaming Inc., a subsidiary of Japanese video game giant Konami Corp., has started construction on a new Las Vegas slot machine development and manufacturing plant.
10:43 a.m.
Station Casinos files trademark lawsuits
Las Vegas locals casino company Station Casinos Inc. has filed two federal "cybersquatting" lawsuits accusing two alleged Internet casino companies of trademark infringement.
10:31 a.m.
Gaming briefs for May 12, 2004
Las Vegas bar and slot route operator Golden Gaming Inc. said Tuesday it has signed an agreement to purchase the Mardi Gras Casino in Black Hawk, Colo., from the Magness family.
10:31 a.m.
Wynn Resorts completes stock offering
Wynn Resorts completes stock offering
10:31 a.m.
Mikohn reports first-quarter loss
The company Tuesday reported a loss of $2.4 million, or 11 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $5 million, or 39 cents per share, a year ...
10:29 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Donald ducks specifics, but loves LV
Donald Trump, casino operator, is staying in New York and Atlantic City.
10:23 a.m.
Rebels land heavily recruited JC center
Just hours after announcing the signing of junior college point guard Ricky Morgan on Tuesday, UNLV received a verbal commitment from perhaps the biggest prize of Lon Kruger's first recruiting class.
10:19 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 12, 2004
UNLV's season-opening game at Tennessee has been moved to Sunday night, Sept. 5, so that it can be nationally televised by ESPN2.
10:17 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: In baseball betting, dime is of the essence
MONEY LINE: A wager in which the winner of the game determines the winner of the bet, regardless of any point spread. This is the standard wager in baseball, which typically does not use a ...
9:52 a.m.
LV to fund projects with unexpected revenue
Banking on signs the economy is improving, the Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved Tuesday a plan to overcome $6.6 million in capital project shortfalls by utilizing additional tax money that came in unexpectedly and ...
9:41 a.m.
Carson family wins more money for freeway land
CARSON CITY -- The state Transportation Department, which originally offered $1.7 million for land for construction of part of the freeway through Carson City, is now going to pay $12 million for a smaller parcel.
9:41 a.m.
Critics 'guardedly optimistic' about energy policy changes
WASHINGTON -- The usual critics of the Energy Department's security policies approved of changes announced by the department Friday, but want to see the fixes actually implemented.
9:41 a.m.
Door doesn't protect resident from gunman
When an armed, masked man approached James Greene outside his condominium in southwest Las Vegas and demanded money, the 50-year-old man ducked inside and slammed the door, according to Metro Police.
9:41 a.m.
More trouble hits foster kid plan
After months of bureaucratic battles to free up more than a million dollars to help youths no longer in the state's care, a Las Vegas group charged with planning how to spend the money has ...
9:40 a.m.
LV council OKs special election for June 22
The Ward 2 Las Vegas City Council special election race is on, and hopefuls say they expect to spend between $30,000 and $70,000 and wear out shoe leather walking door to door in an effort ...
9:39 a.m.
LV residents get chance to see rodeo ... but will they come?
Even if the Pace Picante ProRodeo Chute-out doesn't sell out its new home at the Orleans Arena this weekend, something good will come of it.
9:37 a.m.
Sagers gives boost to Centennial squad
Kevin Sagers is the only current Centennial player who saw significant action during last year's undefeated state championship run. In Tuesday's Sunset Region boys' volleyball quarterfinals, it showed.
9:34 a.m.
Mullins revises solo act at Buffalo Bill's
When: 7 p.m. Friday.
9:31 a.m.
Trio of 311 Boyz suspects make deal
Three more alleged members of the 311 Boyz gang reached plea agreements Tuesday in connection with the July 18 beating that left two teens injured and 17-year-old Stephen Tanner Hansen with a crushed face.
9:31 a.m.
Binion retrial figure appeals convictions
Avery Church, the inmate whose name recently surfaced in a defense motion for one of Ted Binion's alleged killers, was before the Nevada Supreme Court justices Tuesday appealing his convictions for attempted murder, robbery and ...
9:31 a.m.
LV lab preparing to handle bioterrorism agents
Work continues on special negative pressure rooms designed to contain dangerous substances, but the Southern Nevada Public Health Laboratory is already staffed and partially operational in central Las Vegas.
9:25 a.m.
Obituaries for May 12, 2004
Carole Amenhauser, 65, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born July 4, 1938, in Lorain, Ohio. A resident for six years, she was a retired newspaper typesetter and a member ...
9:24 a.m.
Kerry says tax break would help businesses afford health care costs
WASHINGTON-- Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry said Tuesday he'd give small businesses a tax break to pay for health care costs.
9:22 a.m.
Gallagher makes campaign official for Porter's job
Gary Marinch (Natural Law)
9:22 a.m.
Rebels Volunteer for prime time in Tennessee
UNLV's season-opening game against perennial Southeastern Conference power Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn., has been moved to Sunday night, Sept. 5, so that it can be nationally televised by ESPN2.
9:20 a.m.
News briefs for May 12, 2004
A driver being sought in connection with a fatal hit and run that killed a pedestrian on Las Vegas Boulevard near Nellis Boulevard on Monday night turned himself in to police Tuesday.
9:19 a.m.
Sharp words worked for Tarver
If Antonio Tarver hadn't made a nuisance of himself, he might never have gotten Roy Jones Jr. in the ring.
9:18 a.m.
New deal around corner for Las Vegas, Dodgers
While the Las Vegas 51s have yet to secure a deal to replace Cashman Field, both the Triple-A team and its parent club, the Los Angeles Dodgers, seem to be moving toward extending their player ...
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Commission should limit pool of judges
When Roy Jones Jr. and Antonio Tarver step into the ring Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, among the many who will study their every move will be three men sitting on elevated ...
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Dimes turn into dollars in pro game's purses
In 1968, Billy Casper won six PGA tournaments -- the Los Angeles Open, the Greater Greensboro Open, the Colonial National Invitational "500," the Festival Open Invitation, the Greater Hartford Open and the Lucky Invitational Open ...
9:09 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:09 a.m.
Prescriptions for low-income people offered on Web site
Many Nevadans on a fixed income don't know about a months-old Web site that could help them lower the costs of their prescription drugs, some state leaders said Tuesday.
8:59 a.m.
Nearby casino skyline is part of New Jersey golf resort's ambience
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Eccentric millionaire Clarence Geist wanted his own private playground, somewhere he wouldn't have to wait for a tee time.
8:58 a.m.
Governor, attorney general move against casino plans
CHICAGO -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan blocked a proposed deal Tuesday that would have put the state's 10th casino in Rosemont, saying gambling regulators didn't completely answer her concerns about the operator or the location ...
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: School of conflicts
State law allows charter schools, but requires that they be approved by the local school districts. Curiously, the law also allows the state Board of Education to override the school districts' decisions. When the Clark ...
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: Nuke tests fall short
Nevada officials are upset by the NRC's testing plan, contending it doesn't go far enough. They're right. The casks should be tested to withstand long drops down steep embankments and be able to survive a ...
8:52 a.m.
Community briefs for May 12, 2004
Special Needs and Alternative Purchase Programs will hold its House Party in the Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Park, Mojave Road and Washington Avenue.
8:51 a.m.
Trade deficit swells
Although imports grew faster than exports, sales of U.S. goods and services to other countries also climbed in March, to their highest level on record.
8:50 a.m.
Telecom firm's loss widens
XO, which emerged from bankruptcy protection in January 2003, said its first-quarter net loss widened to 37 cents from $20.5 million, or 22 cents, a year earlier.
8:50 a.m.
Letter: U.S. efforts are not appreciated
It's a good thing we're there as friends. I wonder how bad things would be if we were there as enemies.
8:50 a.m.
State GOP's view on Yucca foolish
Opening negotiations at this critical stage in the fight to protect our environment is extremely foolhardy. It is not unlike advising a woman facing her attacker to see how much he would pay. Never! The ...
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Increases in business taxes lead to inflation
There is one small factor, however, that I did not find in the article. The factor is that businesses are passing these tax increases on to the consumers wherever possible, and that, in time, the ...
8:49 a.m.
Bellweather pleases investors
Cisco reported net income of $1.2 billion, or 17 cents a share, up 23 percent from $987 million, or 14 cents a share, in the period a year earlier.
8:48 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Christophe set for swap meet
Christophe, an acclaimed celebrity stylist, and his internationally trained team of specialists will "swap hair care for cancer care" by contributing all money raised during the 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. styling sessions to Nevada ...
8:20 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Lake Las Vegas fund-raiser a bit of Tuscany
The opening event for Bon Appetit magazine's Wine and Spirits Focus weekend proved a leisurely walkabout. Conversing with chefs and wine experts were guests John Schadler and fiancee Anne Yendrek, Ron and Kitty Boeddeker, Pat ...
8:19 a.m.

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