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Archive for November 5, 2004

Top 25 Schedule
No. 2 Oklahoma at No. 22 Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m.
12:04 p.m.
Top 25 Fared
No. 1 Southern Cal (8-0) did not play. Next: at Oregon State, Saturday.
12:04 p.m.
Initiative petition to restrict smoking in public is filed
CARSON CITY -- The tug-of-war between health groups and a coalition of casinos, taverns and convenience stores over tighter restrictions on smoking in Nevada is heating up.
11:18 a.m.
Inquest probes Metro shooting
When Linda Contreras called Metro Police the morning of Oct. 12 because her husband had hit their son with a hammer, police found Arcangelito Contreras in the garage with his gun -- a scenario that ...
11:17 a.m.
S&R drive-by suspect in court
The former NFL player accused in a drive-by shooting at the home of entertainers Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn appeared in court for the first time today and told Justice of the Peace James Bixler ...
11:16 a.m.
Conviction upheld despite lack of Miranda warning
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday said a man convicted of first-degree murder in Las Vegas had not been warned by Metro Police that anything he said could be held against him, ...
11:15 a.m.
Gambler wins $400,000 verdict in suit against Imperial Palace
Clark County District Judge Lee Gates has unsealed a $400,000 verdict a jury made in favor of advantage gambler James Grosjean against the Imperial Palace in a wrongful imprisonment suit.
11:14 a.m.
Chancellor search must follow open meeting law
Members of the Board of Regents' chancellor search committee discussed today how they could follow the Nevada open meeting law, even as it constrains their search.
11:14 a.m.
Web site name key in purchase of Henderson firm
State economic development officials are characterizing Thursday's announced sale of Henderson-based as a possible victory for Southern Nevada.
11:11 a.m.
Upsets blamed on partisan flier
One of two Family Court judges deposed in Tuesday's election is investigating whether a flier endorsing his opponent was a violation of judicial or election regulations.
11:11 a.m.
Islamic site links to Nevada info
An Islamic Web site points out that the state of Nevada Web site includes information about routes that nuclear waste might take to Yucca Mountain, according to an unclassified FBI threat assessment released to the ...
11:11 a.m.
Smaller parts retailers clash with big chains
Surviving in the automotive parts retail jungle alongside such mammoths as AutoZone Inc. and Wal-Mart Corp. isn't easy, local independent auto parts retailers say, but they're able to compete by carving out their own niches ...
11:10 a.m.
Automotive shows evolve into fall's convention powerhouse
The automotive aftermarket industry has officially taken over as the Las Vegas convention industry's premiere fall guest with the arrival of NACE -- the International Autobody Congress & Exposition show -- into one of the ...
11:10 a.m.
Teenager tells peers of deadly accident
He stands at the front of the darkened school auditorium, his shoulders hunched slightly and his arms behind his back, left hand clasped tightly around his right wrist.
11:04 a.m.
Survey: Majority of Nevadans still support Yucca fight
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 73 percent of Nevadans believe the state should continue fighting Yucca Mountain, according to a new state-sponsored survey.
11:04 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Gans comes to aid of cabby's son
Mirage entertainer Danny Gans has donated $10,000, giving cabbies a total of $35,000 for 14-year-old David Chitprasart.
11:04 a.m.
CCSN rehabilitation center a boon to patients
At a new neurological rehabilitation center nestled near the back of the Community College of Southern Nevada's Charleston campus on Thursday, 71-year-old Sheldon Pollins worked with a licensed physical therapist to rebuild strength and use ...
11:04 a.m.
Wynn shares continue climb
Wynn Resorts Ltd.'s stock price continues to soar despite the company's Las Vegas resort being six months away from opening and there being no significant revenue sources.
10:58 a.m.
Sports briefs for November 5, 2004
The Arizona Diamondbacks fired Wally Backman today, just four days after hiring him as their manager.
10:55 a.m.
BMI exec hopes to add Heathrow-McCarran flight
The British air carrier that inaugurated nonstop service between Manchester, England, and Las Vegas this week plans an aggressive push for flights between London's Heathrow International Airport and McCarran International.
10:55 a.m.
Defense begins its case; mayor not testifying
After 14 1/2 days of testimony, prosecutors on Thursday rested their case in the retrial of Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish, accused of killing millionaire downtown casino figure Ted Binion.
10:53 a.m.
Norovirus cases rise to more than 1,200
The number of people reporting symptoms from a confirmed norovirus outbreak at the Flamingo Las Vegas has ballooned to more than 1,200 visitors, guests and employees, the Clark County Health District said Thursday.
10:51 a.m.
No. 48 is large in Busch's rearview mirror
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Kurt Busch may have the NASCAR Nextel Cup points lead, but Jimmie Johnson has momentum on his side going into Sunday's Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
10:47 a.m.
Home at last
At first glance it appears only the Wyoming Cowboys (5-3, 2-2) have something to play for when they face UNLV (2-6, 1-3) on Saturday afternoon at Sam Boyd Stadium.
10:46 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: A hockey death in Europe felt in Las Vegas
One of the best players to lace up the skates in Las Vegas' short professional hockey history is dead, the victim of an apparent heart attack at age 31.
10:46 a.m.
James McGirt Jr. a son on the rise
James "Buddy" McGirt amassed 73 victories against only six losses in a 15-year professional career, capturing world titles at junior welterweight and welterweight before retiring in 1997.
10:44 a.m.
Saturday's matchup: UNLV (2-6, 1-3) vs. Wyoming (5-3, 2-2)
WHEN WYOMING HAS THE BALL Wyoming run offense vs. UNLV run defense A big key for the Cowboys in their turnaround this year has been their drastic improvement in the running game. A year ago ...
10:43 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: Chang will get record, but few will notice outside of Honolulu
It won't be on the national stage one might expect for such an achievement but Hawaii quarterback Timmy Chang will break the NCAA career passing record early in Saturday night's game against visiting Louisiana Tech.
10:33 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: You can't count on anything anymore
My son asked me a relatively easy question while doing his first-grade math homework this week.
10:31 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Martin hits No. 600 with a classy nod to people who helped
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Mark Martin, who is in the hunt for his first NASCAR Cup championship, will make his 600th career start in the premier series Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
10:30 a.m.
Busch Diary: Chase changes drivers' mindset
Kurt Busch's diary from the Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup is distributed by NASCAR Scene.
10:28 a.m.
10:23 a.m.
All eyes on Palo Verde
Western (3-7, 2-3 SW) at Palo Verde (9-0, 5-0 NW) Tonight, 7, Palo Verde High School Alta at Pavilion Center, Summerlin Previous meeting: Sept 10 -- Palo Verde beat Western, 47-7. Mutual opponents: Basic (1-8) ...
10:16 a.m.
Columnist Nick Christensen: The road can have a powerful effect
Granted that Nevada is a big state, I've passively been following a trend in football this year -- teams that go on long road trips don't do too well.
10:11 a.m.
Silverado finishes the job this time
Determined not to take part in the same nightmare for a second straight year, Sam Richard cranked up for a swing even more powerful than her usual blasts on the first play of the fourth ...
10:04 a.m.
Contentious win earns Bonanza Centennial rematch
Last year, it was Centennial's boys' soccer team that was putting up football scores on opponents.
10:03 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- WATERMELON WINE -- Draws good box for sprint claimer, Nakatani atop, fits this opener well. AMA RAY -- Espinoza in saddle, has outside box in small five-horse dash, Ama Ray winna? Value ...
10:03 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
10:02 a.m.
Preps: Thursday's results
Saturday Football 1A Playoffs 1 p.m.: Wells at Smith Valley, Eureka at Carlin. 2A Playoffs All times 1 p.m. unless noted: Lincoln County at Needles, Independence at Battle Mountain, Rite of Passage at Battle Mountain, ...
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: An indoor adventure for outdoor enthusiasts
A warm rustic mountain-lodge appearance welcomes visitors inside the Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World's first store in the West.
9:54 a.m.
Fishing report: The same old story: It's better for boaters than shore fishermen
Stripers ranging from 1-3 pounds have been coming from the Las Vegas Wash arm of the lake where boaters are catching them with anchovies, live shad and lures that imitate shad. The good news is ...
9:53 a.m.
GOP's Raggio retained as Senate majority leader
CARSON CITY -- Sen. Bill Raggio, R-Reno, elected to his ninth term Tuesday, has been chosen by his fellow Republicans to be majority leader in the 2005 Legislature.
9:52 a.m.
Young says pursuit was proper
Sheriff Bill Young said he believes the police chase Tuesday that ended in a crash that killed a mother and daughter when the suspect ran a red light was within the department's pursuit policy.
9:51 a.m.
Henderson DA to decide on charges in shooting
Henderson Police will ask the district attorney's office to determine what criminal charges, if any, should be filed in the shooting Monday of a man who broke into a home looking for his wife.
9:50 a.m.
$13 million must be spent on state building
CARSON CITY -- The Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas, constructed in the early 1990s for $29 million, now needs a $13.3 million renovation.
9:40 a.m.
Burial scheduled for Marine killed in Iraq
Lukac, a 2003 honors graduate of Durango High School, was killed during an attack in Iraq on Saturday. His body was expected to be returned to Las Vegas today.
9:38 a.m.
News briefs for November 5, 2004
Metro Police detectives believe alcohol may have been the cause of a single-vehicle accident that killed a 31-year-old Las Vegas man early this morning.
9:37 a.m.
S.D. candidate favors repeal of video lottery
PIERRE, S.D. -- Ron Volesky, the only announced candidate for governor in 2006, called Thursday for an end to video lottery machines in South Dakota.
9:27 a.m.
Appeals court asks high court to hear gaming suit again
Dairyland Greyhound Park's lawsuit sought to stop the renewal of compacts allowing American Indian tribes to operate casinos. The track argued that a 1993 amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution outlawed casino gambling.
9:26 a.m.
Absentee votes cause slot measure to pass
The vast majority of the 79,000 absentee ballots added late in Broward County approved the initiative Thursday. That made all the difference in the outcome, swamping the narrow lead that opponents had clung to since ...
9:25 a.m.
Board gives conditional OK to Bangor slot license
The Pennsylvania-based company must still get a full license before it can operate a racino at the Bangor track, but a senior vice president for the company, Steven Snyder, called Thursday's action "a great next ...
9:25 a.m.
Majority leader says Senate won't tackle track gambling
Sikkema added that the Senate has plenty of less glamorous subjects it wants to tackle before it wraps up business for the two-year session early next month.
9:23 a.m.
Schwarzenegger, tribes still at odds over gambling deals
LOS ANGELES -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may have beaten back ballot measures aimed at expanding gambling in California, but he hasn't succeeded in striking deals with a majority of casino-owning Indian tribes to share revenue.
9:23 a.m.
'Extreme Makeover' boosts NLV family
Volunteers who rebuilt the home of a North Las Vegas family for ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" say the family's look of surprise and gratification was payment enough for the builders' time and effort.
9:20 a.m.
Museum driven bats by new exhibit
They're hairy, leathery, fanged with wings, creepy in the movies and, to some, wretchedly scary on a darkened evening.
9:19 a.m.
Metro sees decline in crashes at targeted intersections
Metro Police's traffic safety efforts are paying off, with collisions down 18 percent during the past five months at intersections targeted by police at some time since July 1, according to a department statement released ...
9:18 a.m.
Performing Arts for November 5, 2004
Craigie & Whittemore
9:16 a.m.
Datebook for November 5, 2004
UNLV's Short Film Archive will host the next screening of festival award-winning short films at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Classroom Building Complex room A-106 on the UNLV campus. Admission is free. 895-3547.
9:16 a.m.
A Date With The 'X'
"X -- An Erotic Adventure" is now "X -- Under the Covers."
9:16 a.m.
Court won't reinstate extra shooting charges
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Thursday refused to reinstate eight counts of attempted murder against two Las Vegas men accused of killing one person and wounding three others.
9:16 a.m.
Summary Box: GOP crossover votes for Reid, not Kerry
COUNTING COUNTIES: Reid won a career-best nine of Nevada's 17 counties, including GOP-leaning Washoe County for the first time, while John Kerry captured only Democrat-dominated Clark County.
9:16 a.m.
On Display for November 5, 2004
"Remembering Mexican Revolutionary Heroes," featuring works by Mexican artist Argu, will be displayed through today at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive. Admission is free. 455-7340.
9:15 a.m.
Hearing in killing ordered
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court again has ordered District Judge John McGroarty to conduct a hearing regarding convicted killer George W. Luster Jr.'s claims that his lawyer was ineffective at his trial in ...
9:14 a.m.
It's no shame to be Guided By Voices
In my college days, I often made long road trips to see my favorite bands.
9:14 a.m.
Inquest probes fatal shooting by Metro officers
A Clark County coroner's inquest jury was determine today whether the actions of two Metro Police officers were justified, excusable or criminal in the shooting of a 45-year-old man with severe kidney disease who allegedly ...
9:13 a.m.
Goodman to be a witness as defense opens case
After 14 1/2 days of testimony the prosecution has rested its case in the retrial of Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish, accused of killing millionaire downtown casino figure Ted Binion.
9:13 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: For Son, Ambulance, music is a family affair
Yet while the Killers are creating a stir as the only well-known local band on the national scene, the much smaller Omaha has become known as a breeding ground for promising rock 'n' roll talent.
9:13 a.m.
Witness-tampering claimed
U.S. Magistrate Peggy Leen heard arguments Thursday concerning a civil rights case and allegations that lawyers for Courtesy Mitsubishi are tampering with witnesses.
9:13 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Boardwalk-bred Bradley realizing dreams
"Every headliner in the country was there -- Sinatra, Sammy Davis," he recalls, explaining how as a lad he was exposed to entertainment giants because his "cool" mother, who worked as a card dealer, would ...
9:11 a.m.
Movie studios to launch legal flotilla against online pirates
LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood studios said Thursday they will file hundreds of lawsuits later this month against individuals who swap pirated copies of movies over the Internet.
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Taser policy changes
We agree with Metro Police that the Taser gun can be an effective weapon, one that, when used appropriately against a violent suspect, can save lives. It's much safer to disable someone with electrical impulses ...
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: Reid takes on top job
Nevada's senior senator has an unassuming, low-key image, and he has shown that he can work with Republicans. But Reid also has demonstrated that he can be tough as nails when it comes to politics. ...
9:01 a.m.
'Unofficial spokesman' fired
The fast-food chain's management canned the man they referred to as the brand's "unofficial spokesperson" after dismal reviews of the advertising campaign that featured him.
9:01 a.m.
Judge freezes assets
The action, one of the largest of its kind, is rare and it is part of an effort by the Internal Revenue Service to clamp down on tax shelters it considers abusive.
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Proud that state supported Bush
The most encouraging statistic was that Bush won Nevada by more than 21,000 votes, the same margin as the 2000 vote, although the population has exploded in the southern portion of the state.
9:00 a.m.
Letter: What values spurred victory?
I am wondering ... is poverty a "moral value"? Is lack of health care for 46 million working Americans a "moral value"? Is the loss of 70 million jobs in the last four years a ...
9:00 a.m.
Obituaries for November 5, 2004
David Adkisson, 20, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born Oct. 16, 1984, in Las Vegas. He was a student, a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and ...
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: ZAX a gem for downtown's Golden Nugget
ZAX at the Golden Nugget is the newest of the Golden Nugget eateries. With new hip young owners Timothy Poster and Tom Breitling at the helm, I suspect there will be more restaurants to come.
8:55 a.m.
'Les Miserables' proves to be a force at Cashman Theatre
If you see only one theatrical production in Las Vegas this year, this should be the one.
8:53 a.m.
O'Callaghan among those to be honored in veterans ceremony
O'Callaghan, a veteran of the Marine Corps, Army and Air Force, is one of 28 names to be added to the Henderson Veterans Memorial Wall, which honors more than 1,400 Henderson veterans.
8:53 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Martin's story proves intoxicating
Tuesday fans will be able to take a peek behind the image when "Memories Are Made of This" is released by Random House's Harmony Books ($24).
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Distinctive act still soaring at Tropics Lounge
At the Tropicana, the birds are for the lounge -- Tropics Lounge.
8:48 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-noon, Coldwell Banker Wardley Realty, 1401 N. Green Valley Parkway; noon-5 p.m., Fiesta at Rancho Drive and Lake Mead Blvd.
8:46 a.m.
Community briefs for November 5, 2004
The Las Vegas Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is hosting its annual Sportsman's Extravaganza banquet Thursday, beginning with cocktails, raffles and a silent auction 5:30 p.m. in the Mardi Gras Ballroom at the Orleans, 4500 W. ...
8:46 a.m.
Editorial: The next two years
November 6 - 7, 2004
4:38 a.m.
Letter: Bush won't make bipartisan effort
November 6 - 7, 2004
4:35 a.m.
Opinion: The Status Quo Election
4:18 a.m.
Golden Touch
4:12 a.m.
Fremont Street crowds can warm up to Glacier Girl
4:05 a.m.
Their best shots
November 6 - 7, 2004
4:04 a.m.

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