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Archive for November 10, 2004

Women's College Basketball Schedule
Minnesota at Washington, 10 p.m.
12:52 p.m.
Tuesday's Sports Transactions
SEATTLE MARINERS-Named Don Baylor hitting coach.
12:10 p.m.
Court hears canine search case
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court today considered the fate of a Las Vegas man who was busted in Illinois for having marijuana in his car trunk -- and mulled larger constitutional questions about search ...
11:20 a.m.
New crop of veterans among honorees at holiday ceremony
The wars in Iraq and Vietnam are strikingly different and yet, in many ways, similar, local veterans of both wars say.
11:17 a.m.
UNLV researchers tackle nuke waste
Some UNLV researchers are trying to be the modern equivalent of alchemists, but instead of seeking a cost effective way to turn lead into gold they are searching for an efficient way to change high-level ...
11:16 a.m.
Pair of petitions are filed
CARSON CITY -- An initiative petition to ban smoking in most public places was filed in eight counties with 77,440 signatures Tuesday and could end up in front of the 2005 Legislature. On the same ...
11:14 a.m.
Shooting is apparent accident
A man apparently accidentally shot an acquaintance in the head Tuesday night in downtown Las Vegas while showing off a new gun, police said.
11:14 a.m.
Court: Government can limit petitioners
CARSON CITY -- In a ruling on freedom of speech and political activity in Nevada, the state Supreme Court said today that government agencies can require groups gathering signatures on petitions to give advance notice ...
11:13 a.m.
Foes of federal building applaud ruling
In what appeared to be a neighborhood victory over City Hall and a powerful developer, District Judge Kenneth Cory ruled Tuesday that the proper procedures were not followed in rezoning a parcel of land on ...
11:11 a.m.
MGM Mirage plans massive Strip project
MGM Mirage announced plans Tuesday for a multibillion-dollar "urban metropolis" consisting of hotels and condominium towers that will be built at the site of its aging Boardwalk casino on the Strip over the next several ...
11:10 a.m.
Legislature convenes for Augustine session
CARSON CITY -- Controller Kathy Augustine, with her career on the line, says she "has no idea" what is going to happen when the Legislature convenes in a historic special session today to consider impeaching ...
11:09 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: LV merits its 'mean' reputation
The National Coalition for the Homeless in Washington rates us fourth meanest, which actually is better than last year's No. 1 ranking. But that's nothing much to brag about.
11:08 a.m.
Feds granted injunctions against NADN associates
The Justice Department on Tuesday said it received injunction orders in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas against eight people associated with the now-defunct tax service company National Audit Defense Network.
11:08 a.m.
Upscale toy store reopens
The only FAO Schwarz stores that will emerge from the sale will be the Las Vegas and New York stores.
11:08 a.m.
Former NLV cop found guilty of drug dealing
Former North Las Vegas narcotics detective William Brooks was convicted of drug dealing on Tuesday, with prosecutors saying he deserved the severest punishment for betraying his office.
11:08 a.m.
Clark County may not get federal flu vaccines
Clark County may not receive any of the 10.3 million flu vaccinations being distributed nationwide by the federal government because it purchases its flu shots directly from the pharmaceutical company and not through the state, ...
11:08 a.m.
News briefs for November 10, 2004
Witnesses in the Palms parking lot reported shots fired this morning from two sports utility vehicles driving recklessly near the Arville Street entrance, Metro Police said.
11:05 a.m.
Gaming win rises 10 percent
CARSON CITY -- For the second straight month, Nevada casinos posted a double-digit increase in their winnings in September, the second largest monthly haul in history.
11:04 a.m.
Southwest Airlines may add overnight flights from Vegas
The only airline busier than Southwest at McCarran International Airport is America West -- after the sun goes down.
11:01 a.m.
Barrick buying Golden Nugget in Laughlin for $31 million
A casino company changing the face of downtown Las Vegas is expanding to Laughlin and has big plans for other Southern Nevada investments.
11:01 a.m.
PUC approves SW Gas rate hike
The state Public Utilities Commission this morning approved a $30.6 million rate increase for Southwest Gas Corp. which will push monthly bills up by about 9 percent beginning Dec. 1.
11:00 a.m.
Senator: Governor backs Chicago casino
Asked Monday whether Blagojevich has indicated support for a city-owned casino, Jones told the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, "Yes, yes, he has."
10:59 a.m.
IRS investigating pension plan
The nation's third largest bank disclosed the audit in its quarterly filing Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
10:58 a.m.
Wranglers aren't in this guy's league
NHL first-round draft pick Scott Gomez scored his first minor-league goal Tuesday to help the Alaska Aces beat the Las Vegas Wranglers 5-3 at the Orleans Arena.
10:11 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: One fan belts Busch league home run
Kurt Busch fans have spoken -- and they've turned my e-mail box into the Charlestown underpass after a heavy thunderstorm.
10:11 a.m.
Nantkes won't rejoin Rebels
Senior quarterback Kurt Nantkes did not attend UNLV's practice on Tuesday night and apparently has decided to quit the team.
10:09 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Robby Gordon looks forward to Baja
The final week of the NASCAR Nextel Cup season will be a hectic one for Robby Gordon.
10:08 a.m.
Sports briefs for November 10, 2004
Patrick Carpentier, one of the most recognizable names in the Champ Car World Series, is jumping to the rival Indy Racing League and will drive for Red Bull Cheever Racing next season.
10:08 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: In this game, politics is the wild card
It makes for a strange juxtaposition when the boss of a major offshore bookmaking outfit visits the Strip, sips coffee at a bar just a couple of lengths from the entrance to a tony Las ...
10:06 a.m.
Carter advances in Stardust play
Brent Carter went 6-1 against the point spread to advance past Trace Fields (5-2) in the $10,000 Stardust Invitational football handicapping contest.
10:05 a.m.
Handicapper's roots show, but this was no Eagles nest
A lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fanatic, Las Vegas handicapper Patrick Bartucci made a pilgrimage to Heinz Field in Pittsburgh this past weekend for the Eagles' big game against the Steelers -- but he knew his Birds ...
10:04 a.m.
Series at Cashman treat for Maddux
If Greg Maddux ever pitched at Cashman Field, it was a forgettable experience for an American Legion team back in his Valley High days.
10:03 a.m.
Six Coyotes to sign with Division I schools
The Community College of Southern Nevada will keep its rich pipeline to Division I baseball open today when six Coyotes will sign D-I commitments.
10:01 a.m.
Veterans Facts
The Silver State has the nation's fastest growing veterans population. During the 1990s, Nevada's population of veterans increased 31 percent. Just six other states had double-digit increases between the 1990 and 2000 Censuses: Arizona, Idaho, ...
10:00 a.m.
Variety of events to honor veterans
A parade, a celebration and a remembrance highlight Veterans Day activities Thursday.
10:00 a.m.
Silly season has a reason
Three Tour Challenge field of competitors PGA tour: John Daly, Fred Couples, Jay Haas Champions tour: Tom Kite, Craig Stadler, Peter Jacobsen LPGA tour: Cristie Kerr,Grace Park, Juli Inkster
10:00 a.m.
Man accidentally shoots acquaintance
A man apparently accidentally shot an acquaintance in the head Tuesday night in downtown Las Vegas, police said.
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Spanish Trail team wins SouthShore
The Spanish Trail Country Club's ladies' interclub team, by virtue of the 115 points garnered in last week's SouthShore tournament, also captured overall honors in the eight-match, season-long Interclub event, accumulating a total of 1061 ...
9:57 a.m.
Food services starved for space
When the Clark County School District built its central kitchen more than 30 years ago near the intersection of Flamingo Road and Arville Street, the plan was to have a facility that could handle the ...
9:55 a.m.
School Board to spend money on more assistant principals
Clark County School Board members voted Tuesday to spend $1.375 million to ensure all larger elementary schools have a vice principal and also called for a renewed push during the next legislative session for funding ...
9:55 a.m.
Freshman lawmakers receive orientation
CARSON CITY -- A group of freshmen lawmakers was told Tuesday that serving in the Legislature can be "financially ruinous."
9:54 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Lehman choice hardly inspiring, but might work
This news just in -- from last week: Tom Lehman named next Ryder Cup captain. Photos unavailable, as Steve Williams confiscated all cameras in sight.
9:54 a.m.
Silverado defense focused on Jordan
Silverado (8-2, 4-1 SE) vs. Las Vegas (9-2, 4-1 NE) 7 p.m. Friday Frank Nails Field Sahara at Hollywood, Sunrise Manor
9:53 a.m.
Kerry, Reid, Pelosi plot strategy for next session
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., made his way back to the Capitol Tuesday to have a closed-door meeting with Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
9:53 a.m.
Election called smooth, but problems could grow
The Clark County Elections Department reported a mostly smooth operation during the Nov. 2 election, but the department's leader also warned of a few problems, including one that could require a law change to correct.
9:52 a.m.
Judge hunts for compromise on school dress
Kim Jacobs and her father refused a suggestion from a federal judge that would allow Jacobs to go back to school pending a Nov. 18 School Board meeting as long as she followed the school ...
9:52 a.m.
Ex-security adviser: Next six months key
The Bush administration could see a shift in public opinion over the war in Iraq unless is shows a series of successes in the next year, a former national security adviser told a politically savvy ...
9:49 a.m.
Ex-Tabish employees offer alibi
Two former employees of Rick Tabish testified Tuesday that Tabish was with them tending to a broken water meter during the hours when prosecutors allege he was helping Sandy Murphy suffocate Ted Binion.
9:48 a.m.
Broncos owner supports Plummer
The Denver Broncos have a contractual decision to make this off-season that will determine whether Jake Plummer is their quarterback of the future.
9:41 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:39 a.m.
Preps: Tuesday result
Schedule Friday Boys' Soccer At Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex, Las Vegas 4A Semifinals: Silverado vs. Bonanza, 10 a.m.; Centennial vs. Carson, 12:30 p.m. 3A Semifinals: Pahrump Valley vs. North Tahoe, 10 a.m.; Truckee vs. White ...
9:37 a.m.
WTO backs Antigua, rules U.S. online gaming ban is illegal
Antigua and Barbuda, the Caribbean island nation, won a World Trade Organization ruling that U.S. legislation criminalizing online betting violates global laws.
9:35 a.m.
Trade deficit narrows to $51.6 billion
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit shrank to $51.6 billion in September, an improvement brought about as exports posted their best month on record.
9:34 a.m.
Horsemen eagerly await cash infusion from slots gambling
GRANTVILLE, Pa. -- Behind a chain-link fence and far from the view of gamblers at Penn National Race Course is a decaying complex of 27 battered red barns and weed-lined gravel roads -- an area ...
9:20 a.m.
Hong Kong retailer plans stake in small Macau casino
The Ponte 16 development, of which Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho's Sociedade de Jogos de Macau will hold 51 percent, will include a 250-room hotel, casino, shops and "cultural area" done in the local early-20th ...
9:19 a.m.
Obituaries for November 10, 2004
Gladys R. Bentzen, 81, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Cleveland. A resident for 43 years, she was a retired real estate agent.
9:19 a.m.
Lawmakers forward proposed Indian casino compact
The Joint Committee on State-Tribal Relations voted to forward the compact with the Kickapoo and Sac and Fox tribes to the Legislature's top seven leaders. The compact would guarantee the state a shares of casino ...
9:19 a.m.
MTR Gaming keeping watch on casino project
"I'm not sure what our role will be, if at all ... but we will be holding discussions," said MTR President and CEO Ted Arneault.
9:19 a.m.
Investor says company talked down share price before sale
Jason Ader, chief executive of Hayground Cove Asset Management in New York, said he asked the company in a letter to reconsider plans to sell Argosy for $47 a share because he believes the stock ...
9:18 a.m.
Community briefs for November 10, 2004
Throughout December MonteLago Village Resort at Lake Las Vegas will celebrate Winter Weekends, which kicks off with the opening of the ice skating rink Saturday.
9:13 a.m.
Spiraling infrastructure costs a growth task force concern
The Clark County Growth Task Force will hold a workshop about the social impacts of growth at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Pueblo conference room on the firs floor of the County Government Center. The ...
9:12 a.m.
Unclipped nails: Symptom of patients getting clipped
A Las Vegas podiatrist allegedly seeking reimbursements for ingrown toenails that were never clipped is one of the growing number of cases across the nation involving health care fraud, authorities noted at a national conference ...
9:11 a.m.
Parents get tips on new testing reports
Only six parents attended a workshop explaining a new parent report card Tuesday at Green Valley High School.
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Social Security idea has merit
In his letter printed Sunday, Richard Rychtarik complained of "universal privatization." If I did, in the private sector, what the government does with our Social Security money, I would likely end up in prison. It's ...
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Voters weren't paying attention to Bush's record
I think that the election results show that the electorate just didn't pay attention to the incumbent's record. What has happened to our country since January 2001, good or bad, is public record. Yet this ...
8:48 a.m.
Editorial: Dubious improvement
Last year the Washington-based National Coalition for the Homeless, in its annual report, gave Las Vegas its No. 1 ranking. That ranking, highly deserved in our view, generated a lot negative publicity for Las Vegas ...
8:47 a.m.
Editorial: Lot at stake as Augustine nears a trial
The state Assembly began meeting in special session today to determine if there is enough evidence to send her case to the state Senate for an impeachment trial. Conviction in the Senate would almost certainly ...
8:46 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: AIDS charity benefits from store's opening
Last Thursday the opening festivities became a benefit evening to assist Golden Rainbow, a nonprofit agency serving children, men and women living with HIV/AIDS. A $5,000 check was presented during the opening reception, which drew ...
8:16 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Meadows braces for a festival
This generous event will feature store discounts, gifts, door prizes, refreshments and entertainment. More than 50 retailers will participate, including Victoria's Secret, Pac Sun, American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Hot Topic, Kay's Jewelers, Limited ...
8:16 a.m.
2004 Champ Car World Series schedule and standings
May 23 - Monterrey, Mexico (road) (Sebastien Bourdais)
5:59 a.m.

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