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Archive for November 16, 2004

Monday's Sports Transactions
CLEVELAND INDIANS-Activated LHP Jason Stanford, RHP Kazuhito Tadano, INF Aaron Boone and OF Jody Gerut from the 60-day DL. Named Gary Tuck major league scout and Vic Gregovits senior vice president of sales and marketing.
12:21 p.m.
National League Most Valuable Players
2003 - Barry Bonds, San Francisco
12:20 p.m.
Top 25 Schedule
Wednesday's Game
12:20 p.m.
Prosecutor challenges Tabish
Prosecutors elicited an ultimatum from the testimony of Rick Tabish for the jury to consider on Monday in the retrial of Tabish and Sandy Murphy for the murder of Ted Binion: You either believe Tabish ...
11:21 a.m.
EPA is cracking down on environmental crime
A North Las Vegas furniture maker had to spend $241,000 to reduce smog emissions. A homebuilder had to spend $193,000 to restore wetlands in southwestern Las Vegas.
11:20 a.m.
Settlement expected in Metro suit
The husband of a woman who was dragged through Palace Station last year by a Metro Police officer is expected to settle a federal lawsuit against the department for $200,000, officials said.
11:15 a.m.
Sandoval to take job on federal bench
CARSON CITY -- Attorney General Brian Sandoval said Monday he will accept a nomination to become a federal judge, calling it the "opportunity of a lifetime."
11:14 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Tabish weaves tale of denial
Tabish may have stayed in character the last couple of days, as he took his fate and the fate of his co-defendant and former lover, Sandy Murphy, into his own hands by testifying.
11:13 a.m.
Teacher caught up in prostitution raid on motel
A Silverado High School teacher who was moonlighting as a manager at a motel near downtown Las Vegas was cited Saturday, and another manager was arrested after a prostitution raid.
11:13 a.m.
General Growth completes $12.6 billion merger
The previously announced sale price was $12.6 billion in cash and debt.
11:13 a.m.
Bass Pro Shop opens
Bass Pro Shop opens
11:13 a.m.
Reid named Senate Democratic leader
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats today elected Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to replace Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., as their leader.
11:12 a.m.
Fellow Cubans offer support to performers
Otto Merida, executive director of the Latin Chamber of Commerce and one of the most visible Cubans in the Las Vegas Valley, said the members of the "Havana Night Club" show have been upset with ...
11:08 a.m.
Bonanza ROTC honors Marine
To his friends, Nicholas Anderson was the tall, tough, battle-ready Marine seemingly born to serve his country.
11:07 a.m.
EPA cracks down on polluting firms
A North Las Vegas furniture maker had to spend $241,000 to reduce smog emissions. A homebuilder had to spend $193,000 to restore wetlands in southwestern Las Vegas.
11:03 a.m.
Time sheet charges lead to CCSN firing
Commnity College of Southern Nevada President Richard Carpenter fired a part-time employee and suspended the payroll duties of the man's supervisor Monday after learning that both had been charged with felonies for allegedly falsifying time ...
11:03 a.m.
Venetian owner reports loss
Incentive payments to executives worth about $62 million and about $49 million in grants of executive stock options helped drive down third quarter profit at the owner of the Venetian resort in Las Vegas.
10:48 a.m.
Utility seeks to recover $115.9 mil.
Nevada Power Co. on Monday asked the state Public Utilities Commission for permission to recover $115.9 million from its customers.
10:47 a.m.
Slot maker files for bankruptcy
Innovative Gaming Inc., a unit of Innovative Gaming Corp. of America, made the filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas late last month. Yvette Weinstein, who was appointed trustee in the case, will have ...
10:47 a.m.
Gaming Commission set to vote on Hard Rock settlement
The 10-month controversy over the Hard Rock Hotel's racy advertising campaigns is expected to come to a close this week when the Nevada Gaming Commission considers a settlement agreement hammered out last month.
10:46 a.m.
Casino suppier's loss narrows
The Las Vegas-based company and leading maker of casino chips, which changed its name from Paul-Son Gaming Corp. in September, still reported a loss of $111,000 in the third quarter. That was narrowed from a ...
10:45 a.m.
Court rules against two gamblers
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Monday rejected the claim of two gamblers that they were illegally arrested by state Gaming Control Board agents while playing cards at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in ...
10:44 a.m.
Child porn suspect held
Metro Police arrested a 41-year-old man on 25 counts of possession of child pornography after the manager of a northeast Las Vegas mobile home park told police he asked several boys to take photographs of ...
10:41 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Princeton puzzling as ever
Just a few months after leaving Air Force via the back door, Joe Scott has Princeton back on college basketball's front porch.
10:03 a.m.
Kruger's lineup will stay flexible
WHEN: Wednesday.
10:02 a.m.
Nicklaus thinks Vegas will major in golf
If you really believe that the PGA Championship might one day be somewhere in the emptiness north of Las Vegas, then Jack Nicklaus has a nice big piece of desert he'd like to sell you. ...
10:01 a.m.
Coach's new approach has Valley near a title
When Valley's football team upset undefeated Foothill in Friday's Sunrise Region semifinal, Vikings players were quick to credit teamwork and each other for the team's turnaround season.
9:50 a.m.
Obituaries for November 16, 2004
Clay Barnes, 63, of North Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born April 5, 1941, in Bakersfield, Calif. A resident for 31 years, he was a maintenance technician for the Las Vegas ...
9:45 a.m.
Not-guilty plea entered in jail embezzlement
Over more than three years as a supervisor at the jail, 48-year-old Diana Thompson allegedly siphoned the money from the accounts used by inmates to make purchases at the commissary.
9:44 a.m.
Judge to issue ruling on witness-tampering
U.S. Magistrate Peggy Leen told attorneys Monday in a federal civil rights case that she will issue a written order addressing allegations that attorneys for Courtesy Mitsubishi tampered with witnesses.
9:44 a.m.
Metro expected to settle suit
The husband of a woman who was dragged through Palace Station last year by a Metro Police officer is expected to settle a federal lawsuit against the department for $200,000, officials said.
9:40 a.m.
New effort afoot to eliminate state controller's office
CARSON CITY -- As the state Controller Kathy Augustine tries to fight off removal from office, there is a renewed effort within the Legislature to abolish her office.
9:40 a.m.
Yucca budget work part of 'lame duck' session
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers are expected to work on a budget for the Yucca Mountain project now that they have returned to pick up business left unfinished the election.
9:40 a.m.
Killing of ex called first-degree murder
A man who admitted he shot his ex-girlfriend in the head outside a karaoke bar was convicted of first-degree murder Monday.
9:39 a.m.
Rocket redux
A sampling of major fights in Wayne McCullough's career
9:36 a.m.
Clemency granted 'show and tell' killer
CARSON CITY -- The state Pardons Board on Monday granted clemency to Sandy Shaw, who has served 18 years in prison for being connected to the murder of 21-year-old James C. Kelly in the desert ...
9:26 a.m.
Shares decline after missing SEC deadline
The government-chartered company estimated it would have a cumulative after-tax loss of $9 billion since January 2001 on financial contracts designed to protect against swings in interest rates if the SEC determines it doesn't qualify ...
9:25 a.m.
Nurse details efforts to get help for diabetic girl
Cheryl Botzet knew all about juvenile diabetes; she was well acquainted with the specifics of her young daughter's condition.
9:25 a.m.
Rib injury could keep Brimmer out of season finale
UNLV coach John Robinson said All-American safety Jamaal Brimmer is doubtful to play in Saturday night's season finale at San Diego State because of bruised ribs.
9:23 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:21 a.m.
Moore carries Rebels to win
Sheena Moore's 22 points and a 22-12 rebounding advantage in the second half carried the UNLV women's basketball team to a 66-63 victory Monday night against South Carolina in the second day of the WBCA/BTI ...
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: 'Happy Hour' going the way of dinosaur
NASCAR is eliminating the traditional "Happy Hour" final practice on Saturday at many of its Nextel Cup Series races in 2005, the sanctioning body announced Monday.
9:19 a.m.
Preps: Football schedule
Saturday, Nov. 20: 1A-2A-3A Championships 1A: Pahranagat Valley vs. Wells, 12 p.m., Sam Boyd Stadium 2A: Pershing County vs. Battle Mountain, 1 p.m., Lowry HS, Winnemucca 3A: Moapa Valley vs. Truckee, 3 p.m., Sam Boyd ...
9:18 a.m.
State police vow crackdown on bars that pay on machines
"It would be best to get them out of there," said Rick Ohnsman, an Idaho State Police spokesman. "They're tempting fate. They never know when well come and knock on their door."
9:12 a.m.
U.K. gambling bill to set initial super-casinos limit
The U.K. government will set an initial limit of eight Las Vegas-style super-casinos in its new gambling bill, to reduce opposition from members of Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour party.
9:11 a.m.
Anti-slots group sues county over absentee ballots
No Casinos and Heather Veleanu, a Broward voter who is managing director of an animal rights group, have sued county elections officials. The suit was filed late Friday in Tallahassee.
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Precious rights worth the fight
So we should rewrite the laws of science so that when a sperm cell and an egg unite there is no creation of life? Just a dash of protoplasm containing no DNA structure? And let's ...
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Make it easier for retired teachers to be substitutes
Ask any parent, teacher or school staff about this issue and chances are they are deeply concerned and frustrated. This situation has steadily grown over the past few years to a point where it is ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Moderation needed
As Bush fills the vacancies, we'd like to see some moderates appointed to the Cabinet. But we also understand the political reality that Bush isn't likely -- no matter who comprises his Cabinet -- to ...
8:56 a.m.
Editorial: Capping tax a sound idea
Normally, these "notice of value" cards are mailed in mid-December, but Clark County Assessor Mark Schofield sent them out early this year, knowing that his office would be flooded with calls once the final realization ...
8:55 a.m.
Correction
Correction
8:54 a.m.
Pedestrian killed by motor home
The victim, described as a male in his 40s, was not carrying identification, North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Dan Ewing said.
8:42 a.m.
Council to vote on rental program
The North Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a rental inspection program that in general would charge landlords an annual fee of $50 per rental unit for yearly inspections of their ...
8:42 a.m.
Immunization schedule for November 16, 2004
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:36 a.m.
Community briefs for November 16, 2004
North Las Vegas is holding several public meetings this week to get community input on a 20-year plan for the city.
8:36 a.m.
Exchange student program in need
The candidate should enjoy fostering international friendships, be community minded, and enjoy working with teenagers. Community representatives screen potential host families, meet with local high schools, and provide support counseling for host families and students.
8:35 a.m.
Sweet Moves: Dancer-turned-author coming to Vegas to promote holiday dessert cookbook
"I must admit too, that more than once as I bowed to an audience after a performance I was thinking about what I was going to make for dinner."
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Addiction, trauma focus of film
Gambling is just one type of obsession featured in Toni Verbon's "Breaking Free: Drawing the Line with the Addict in Your Life." The 45-minute film will be shown free at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the ...
8:11 a.m.

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