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Top 25 Fared
No. 1 Southern Cal (9-0) beat Oregon State 28-20. Next: vs. Arizona, Saturday.
12:01 p.m.
Manhunt ends with arrest of killing suspect
A 25-year-old Las Vegas man arrested Sunday for allegedly killing a woman with a shotgun last week had accused the victim of stealing from him, according to a Metro Police arrest report.
11:16 a.m.
Store closing at Forum Shops
The store opened in 1997. Store manager Karl Hartwig said Virgin still wants to operate a store in the Las Vegas market but that its current location is not the right place. He was unable ...
11:13 a.m.
Vestin reports third-quarter loss
Still, revenue was $5 million for the third quarter, up from $3.5 million a year ago.
11:12 a.m.
News briefs for November 8, 2004
Metro Police shot at an 18-year-old driver who allegedly tried to run over an officer and a police dog while fleeing a hit and run collision Friday, police said.
11:12 a.m.
Vegas teen remembered
John Lukac was remembered Sunday as a hero, and he was remembered as a son who always wanted to be a Marine.
11:05 a.m.
NHP deluged with traffic accidents
Rain soaked the Las Vegas Valley overnight, leaving police scrambling to deal with numerous traffic accidents and flooding that caused at least part of one road to be closed.
11:01 a.m.
Battered women turned away
A program that offers domestic violence victims free legal help is turning away most new clients after having a federal grant denied, an official with the program said.
11:00 a.m.
UNLV enjoys influx of top young scholars
They are the kind of kids most of the high school student body secretly admired and hated all at the same time -- the kids who could typically ace tests without studying, who were rarely ...
10:59 a.m.
Las Vegas defends plan for federal building
Lawyers representing Las Vegas will be in court Tuesday to defend the city's controversial decision to allow developer Irwin Molasky to construct a Social Security building in a residential neighborhood.
10:58 a.m.
Commissioner seeks fundraising curbs
The Clark County Commission's incoming rookie wants to further restrict campaign fundraising for commissioner races, even as his colleague Lynette Boggs McDonald just raised the most money ever for such a bid.
10:57 a.m.
Group plans to file marijuana petition
Larry Sandell, campaign manager for the Committee to Regulate and Control Marijuana, said today the organization has more than 55,000 signatures and was still collecting more today.
10:55 a.m.
Insurance group study outlines voters' health care concerns
The affordability and accessibility of health care coverage are growing concerns for Americans and voters in the 2004 presidential election want reform, a survey released Friday says.
10:54 a.m.
Engineers' strike still possible at Mandalay properties
The possibility of a strike remains for about 320 members of the Operating Engineers Local 501 who work at three Mandalay Resort Group properties as the union's leaders continue to try to hammer out a ...
10:53 a.m.
Prosecutor: Road to title hopes was paved with fixed fights
In closing arguments this morning, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathleen Bliss told jurors about boxer Richard "The Bull" Melito Jr.'s plan to become heavyweight champion and about how a line of allegedly fixed fights and crooked ...
10:52 a.m.
Hughes Center owner's quarterly loss widens
Today the Fort Worth-based company reported a loss of $18.7 million or a loss of 19 cents per share for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. That compares with a loss of $3.3 million or ...
10:51 a.m.
Gambling TV backers hopeful
Anyone who has watched any television over the past year has likely stumbled upon a program or series related to casino gambling.
10:50 a.m.
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10:35 a.m.
Busch scrambles to hold lead
Nextel Cup standings with two races remaining 1. Kurt Busch...6,191 2. Jeff Gordon...-41 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr....-47 4. Jimmie Johnson...-48 5. Mark Martin...-102 6. Tony Stewart...-142 7. Ryan Newman...-150 8. Elliott Sadler...-172 9. Matt Kenseth...-336 ...
10:34 a.m.
Obituaries for November 8, 2004
Rosa D. Acosta, 87, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born May 12, 1917, in El Salvador. A resident for 20 years, she was a homemaker.
9:47 a.m.
Closing arguments expected in Strip fight bribery trial
Closing arguments were expected to begin today in a sports bribery case involving an allegedly fixed fight at Paris Las Vegas in August 2000.
9:46 a.m.
Inquest jury determines police shooting justified
A Clark County coroner's jury decided Friday that two Metro Police officers were justified in killing an ailing 45-year-old man last month, an incident described by one of the officers as "suicide by cop."
9:42 a.m.
Defense hammers away at drug overdose theory
Defense lawyers for alleged killers of Ted Binion today resumed their efforts to convince jurors that the millionaire casino figure was the victim of an overdose -- not homicide.
9:40 a.m.
State building work called a 'life safety' issue
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn has told the state Public Works Board to "move as quickly as possible" to remove the faulty outside tile on the Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas.
9:37 a.m.
Contract approved for school-testing firm
CARSON CITY -- The state Board of Examiners has approved a $13.4 million contract for a New Hampshire company to develop, administer and score reading, math and science tests in grades 3-8 and in high ...
9:37 a.m.
Hettrick keeps top minority job in Assembly
CARSON CITY -- There will be familiar faces in positions of leadership in the 2005 Nevada Legislature.
9:34 a.m.
Las Vegas man finds his neighbor slain
About 6 a.m. Sunday, a man was found slain in his northwest Las Vegas home, police said.
9:33 a.m.
New report card to include test scores
The reports will be sent to parents of children in grades 3, 5, 8 and 10 who took the Nevada Criterion-Referenced Examination in reading and math or the High School Proficiency Exam in reading and ...
9:33 a.m.
Moncrief recall groups compete
One election down, but the cycle continues.
9:33 a.m.
Company adopts plan to thwart hostile bid
News Corp. said it will offer half-price stock to shareholders should Liberty double its voting stake in the company to 17 percent. Liberty said last week it may boost its holding to that level by ...
9:31 a.m.
Elm trees sprout up on governor's bad side
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn apparently really hates elm trees -- wherever they are.
9:30 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Flag Day for fading Rebels a sorry way to wave goodbye
Having endured Wyoming's 53-45 triple overtime victory against UNLV that, its wacky final score notwithstanding, lacked any semblance of artistic merit, now I know why John Robinson put the kibosh on John Robinson Fan Appreciation ...
9:26 a.m.
Sports briefs for November 8, 2004
Less than three months after her tearful disappointments at the Athens Olympics, British distance star Paula Radcliffe held off Kenyan Susan Chepkemei to win the closest New York City Marathon women's race. Radcliffe won in ...
9:25 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: All but one Breeders' Cup winner to race next year
Last week's Breeders' Cup signaled the end of competition for many equine racing stars this year. Unfortunately, it also ushers in the annual retirement brigade.
9:24 a.m.
Eight ordered to pay nearly $90,000 for phony bids
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said more than 120 people will receive restitution in the settlement of the three cases, which wrapped up last week in state courts.
9:20 a.m.
Alternatives surge as oil price soars
CHELSEA, Mass. -- Few have anything good to say about this year's run-up in oil prices. They do, though, at World Energy Alternatives, a biodiesel company with a shiny antique Gulf Oil pump in the ...
9:20 a.m.
Williams has more than win in mind
Yes, heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will be the biggest man challenger Danny Williams has faced in his 35-fight career as a professional boxer.
9:17 a.m.
'We find ways to lose'
UNLV safety Joe Miklos was still trying to take off his uniform and make his way to a well-deserved shower about 45 minutes after Saturday night's wild four-hour, seven-minute 53-45 triple-overtime loss to Wyoming at ...
9:16 a.m.
Surprises, if not upsets, start it off
Technically, there were no upsets in this weekend's 4A football playoffs. Statewide, every higher seed won its regional quarterfinal match.
9:16 a.m.
Sierra Vista coach quits football post
Sierra Vista football coach Ben Johnson resigned for personal reasons this weekend.
9:16 a.m.
Lady Rebels have coach's standards along for the ride
Don't smile until Christmas. Or at least until you come down from 21 turnovers in an exhibition game.
9:15 a.m.
Busch accepts blame for spin
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was kicking himself for getting caught up in an accident while racing Carl Edwards "too hard, too early in the race."
9:15 a.m.
Paycheck cashing at casinos questioned
It's payday and a long line has sprouted at the casino's cashier cage, where tellers dole out bundles of money.
9:11 a.m.
Judge rejects county's appeal on casino boat ban
The county had argued that it can establish its own rules governing casino boats because the state hasn't acted on them.
9:10 a.m.
State Republican chief chairs slot-machine business
Ron Eibensteiner is board chairman of Spectre Gaming, which is based in El Cajon, Calif., and has an office in Minneapolis. He said Spectre grew out of a telecom company that he had headed and ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Elderly drivers an increasing threat
Elderly drivers generally have good judgment, but often lack physical skills such as reaction time to drive safely. Many are also on medications that dull the senses.
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Viruses infect Democratic Party
The real answer as to why the Republicans have successfully and increasingly usurped control of all three federal government branches is astoundingly simple: The Democratic philosophy has become synonymous with the pseudo-philosophy of political correctness. ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Re-election is hard to accept
I've decided I can learn to live with a mounting death toll in Iraq. Increasing instability worldwide with jihadists on a roll? I can take it. And is there really a case to be made ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Bush won't be specific about Social Security
Well, I have noticed and am pretty disturbed that none of the media or even the Democrats are holding Bush's feet to the fire on this subject. Bush claims no current retiree's benefits will be ...
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: Regulators falling down on the job
Merck and the FDA both denied that they did anything wrong and asserted that they moved quickly once the problems were known. But one of the first doctors to point out the problems associated with ...
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: No surrender on Yucca
And the fight continues. In a state-funded survey of Nevadans conducted last month, nearly 73 percent of the respondents said the state should continue its legal battle.
8:59 a.m.
Real-life Nightlife: Spike puts cameras on Ice for 'The Club'
But in the case of Spike TV's new documentary-style reality series, "The Club," the description is appropriate.
8:22 a.m.
Yanni's hypnotic approach a little too effective
Yanni must be paying his musicians by the smile.
8:18 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Human contact is unbearable
But while early snowfall makes Lake Tahoe-area mountain towns more inviting, it also makes foraging more difficult for the region's bear population.
8:15 a.m.

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