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Archive for November 22, 2004

Columnist Ralph Siraco: Steve Asmussen breaks win total for trainers
With the Breeders' Cup championship races in the history books, attention is now concentrated on the annual records as the year-round horse racing season makes it into the final month.
12:42 p.m.
Sports briefs for November 22, 2004
The NBA players union said it will appeal the suspensions today given to three Indiana Pacers, including Ron Artest's record season-long ban, for fighting with fans during a brawl that broke out Friday night at ...
12:40 p.m.
DOE to miss its Yucca deadline
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The Energy Department will not file the Yucca Mountain project's license application next month as planned, said Margaret Chu, the department official who oversees the project.
11:07 a.m.
Southern Nevada hit by winter storm
A powerful winter storm swept through Southern Nevada on Sunday, leaving more than two feet of snow on Mount Charleston, slick roads in the Las Vegas Valley and flight delays at McCarran International Airport.
11:05 a.m.
LV area ranked 8th most dangerous
The Las Vegas metropolitan area is ranked as the eighth most dangerous in the nation in a report released today.
11:05 a.m.
Substitute teachers fail to meet demand
Centennial High School was short another substitute teacher last week, so Principal Gerald Velasquez did the only thing he could do -- he taught the ninth grade biology class himself.
11:02 a.m.
Special prosecutor brings wealth of experience
CARSON CITY -- The man chosen to be the special prosecutor in the impeachment trial of state Controller Kathy Augustine has years of experience handling major criminal cases.
11:02 a.m.
Political hopefuls already have eye on 2006
Election 2006 is a little less than two years away, but businessman Steve Hill figures when a rare opportunity arises, time should not be wasted.
11:01 a.m.
Reid adviser granted limited role on NRC
WASHINGTON -- A top aide to Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., will take a seat on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission but with significantly limited power to block Yucca Mountain, under a deal struck in Congress during ...
11:00 a.m.
Utility files lawsuit
The lawsuit includes as defendants Citigroup Inc., Salomon Smith Barney Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, Credit Suisse First Boston, Barclays Bank Plc., Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Toronto Dominion.
10:58 a.m.
Company to sell junk bonds
Wynn Resorts will use proceeds from the sale of the 10-year notes to pay debt and to help fund an expansion of its Wynn Las Vegas project set to open next year, Standard & Poor's ...
10:58 a.m.
Aztec calendar featured on new license plate
Today is Atl.
10:57 a.m.
Mariachi education included in pork
WASHINGTON -- Congress approved a $388 billion spending bill during the weekend that included money for a number of Nevada projects, including $25,000 for mariachi music education in Clark County schools.
10:51 a.m.
Sands IPO may net $500 million
The owner of the Venetian resort in Las Vegas has boosted its estimated proceeds from an upcoming initial public offering of stock to about $500 million from about $350 million.
10:50 a.m.
Some high-tech groups claim H-1B visas unfair
A push by some federal lawmakers to extend a yearly cap on temporary visas for highly skilled foreign workers is necessary to make sure American businesses can attract the talent they need to compete, company ...
10:40 a.m.
Employer health care costs increase at slower rate
A study released today estimates that health plan costs for employers this year increased at the lowest rate in five years.
10:38 a.m.
Partnership names planned Strip property
The project has been named the Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino.
10:37 a.m.
Caesars sells another casino to Columbia Sussex
Caesars Entertainment Inc. has agreed to sell off a second casino to private hotel chain Columbia Sussex Corp. in advance of its acquisition by Harrah's Entertainment Inc.
10:36 a.m.
Casino workers frequently confused on card counters
Jimmy Pine is an animated, stocky former singer with a vague resemblance to Tom Jones and a propensity to gamble.
10:35 a.m.
Banks planning merger
SouthwestUSA will acquire Nevada Trust, which will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. The boards of both companies have approved the merger. The deal is expected to close in early 2005, subject to regulatory approvals.
10:34 a.m.
Correction
* Because of an error by the Sun, a story in Friday's edition incorrectly spelled the last name of Liberty High School Principal Emilio Fernandez. The Sun regrets the error. The Sun corrects its errors. ...
9:52 a.m.
Wheels of fortune
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- During driver introductions for the NASCAR Nextel Cup championship race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Kurt Busch was greeted with a chorus of boos usually reserved for another Yankee driver, Jeff Gordon.
9:46 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Back in the buffet line main course is a beef
As he sped under the checkered flag to finish fifth and clinch the Nextel Cup championship by the closest margin in history Sunday, it was apparent by the reaction at the NASCAR Cafe at the ...
9:46 a.m.
Winky has an eye for fights that pay
Now that Winky Wright has twice beaten Shane Mosley, he's aiming for the megafights -- and the megabucks.
9:45 a.m.
Rebels' flaws evident in Robinson's last loss
SAN DIEGO --- As UNLV's team bus arrived at Qualcomm Stadium for the final game of the John Robinson era, the driver made a wrong turn and seemed to get lost for a while.
9:45 a.m.
News briefs for November 22, 2004
An 80-year-old man was killed Sunday morning when his car was hit as he pulled out of his driveway, according to Metro Police.
9:44 a.m.
No one injured as fire destroys Henderson home
Firefighters were called to t 261 Village Court, near Basic High School, around 4:30 a.m., Deputy Chief Doug Stevens said.
9:44 a.m.
Man sought in sexual assault found near school with teen
Terrell Davis, 27, was arrested on an outstanding warrant stemming from a previous sexual assault in Arlington, Texas, Officer Darnell Couthen, a spokesman for school police, said.
9:44 a.m.
Officer cleared in man's death
A North Las Vegas Police officer who was cleared in two prior shootings was again found to have been justified in killing a 28-year-old man last month.
9:43 a.m.
Trump casino business files for Chap. 11
NEWARK, N.J. -- Donald Trump's casino empire filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after months of negotiations with bondholders over restructuring a crushing $1.3 billion debt.
9:32 a.m.
Palo Verde makes it stand to win Sunset title
With 4:25 to play in Friday's Sunset Region Championship, the Cheyenne football team found itself in the same position it was the week before -- down a touchdown and near midfield.
9:31 a.m.
Obituaries for November 22, 2004
Margot Coloma, 79, of Las Vegas died Sept. 10 in Las Vegas. She was born Oct. 24, 1924, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. A resident for 14 years, she was a homemaker.
9:31 a.m.
Truckee too much for Moapa Valley
Through the postseason, Moapa Valley football coach Brent Lewis lamented that his team hadn't been tested in four quarters since the beginning of the season.
9:29 a.m.
Racino opens, but work still left
The track itself isn't quite finished -- something that had regulators a bit worried last month. But that was last month. Only a tiny bit of work is left, general manager Mike Howard said Sunday.
9:29 a.m.
Preps scoreboard
4A Sunset Region final Palo Verde 27...Cheyenne 20 Saturday: McQueen at Palo Verde, 1 p.m., Las Vegas
9:29 a.m.
Liberty students return to dress code
For Liberty High School Principal Emilio Fernandez, this morning was "just like old times," as wave after wave of students clad in khaki pants and red, white and blue shirts rolled onto the Bermuda Road ...
9:27 a.m.
System cuts time for construction-defect suits
The culprit is often stucco.
9:27 a.m.
Dollar stays near record low
The dollar traded within a half-cent of a record low against the euro as finance ministers and central bank governors from the Group of 20 largest economies failed to protest the pace of the U.S. ...
9:26 a.m.
Doughnut maker posts loss
The loss at the No. 2 U.S. doughnut maker was 5 cents a share, compared with net income of $14.5 million, or 23 cents, a year earlier. Revenue increased 1.4 percent to $170.1 million in ...
9:23 a.m.
Gaughan uncertain of future with No. 77
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Brendan Gaughan turned in his fourth top-10 finish of the season Sunday in the Ford 400 in what could prove to be his final race in the No. 77 Kodak Dodge for ...
9:21 a.m.
Biffle has help to get victory
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Greg Biffle had the dominant car all afternoon, but he still needed some help to win Sunday's Ford 400 at Miami-Homestead Speedway.
9:21 a.m.
Lady Rebels look to regroup after stunning loss
Work the equation in reverse to explain the Lady Rebels' puzzling 60-58 home loss to Central Florida.
9:12 a.m.
Fight gearing up against new hotel
Southwest Residents for Schools and Neighborhoods First, a citizens group opposed to the casino, will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at Wayne Tanaka Elementary School, 9135 W. Maule Ave.
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Election is over: Bush clearly won
Secondly, she states that nearly half the American people will not support the president unless he makes "major concessions" to "placate" them. She did not state what those concessions are, but I'm an old country ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Board should enforce school uniform policy
The board should develop a uniform dress code for all schools and quit demonstrating weakness in developing and enforcing its own policies. A basic premise of the uniform code is that it would eliminate the ...
9:07 a.m.
Editorial: Warning lights on stop signs have potential
Unfortunately, installing a stop light requires many lengthy steps, including a traffic study, a design phase, applying for the funding (about $250,000 a light), a bidding process for the work, providing power to the light ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Restroom battles
In August the Clark County Health District told the Las Vegas Neighborhood Services Department to clean up the area. Since then the department has been spending $350 a week doing just that. It has also ...
9:06 a.m.
Tabish, Murphy jury deliberates for second day
A Clark County jury started its second full-day of deliberations this morning as it continues to wade through roughly six weeks of evidence, testimony and arguments to try to determine how millionaire Ted Binion wound ...
9:05 a.m.
New books illustrate war that guaranteed more war
H.G. Wells, memorably, called it "the war that will end war." Far from it; in fact, it fueled the bitterness of an Austrian corporal named Hitler, whose captain said he "lacked the capacity for leadership," ...
8:27 a.m.
Nas has no competition in Vegas
Local hip-hop fans nearly got the chance to judge New York City's longstanding rap rivalry up close this week.
8:25 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Housing is in Primm location
Brand-new fitness center, winding footpaths and a community center equipped with a giant flat-screen television.
8:25 a.m.
She's Cooked: Former 'Jeopardy!' contestant recalls brief battle with Ken Jennings
A few years ago they even auditioned for a couples-only version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" when the show was in Las Vegas to find contestants.
8:25 a.m.

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