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No. 1 Southern Cal (11-0) beat Notre Dame 41-10. Next: vs. UCLA, Saturday.
12:10 p.m.
News briefs for November 29, 2004
A 56-year-old man was critically injured this morning after losing control of his car and hitting several light poles and a tree on Pecos Road near Sunrise Avenue, Metro Police said.
11:09 a.m.
Yucca standard won't be appealed
WASHINGTON -- The Nuclear Energy Institute will not ask the Supreme Court to review a federal appeals court ruling that threw out a radiation protection standard for the Yucca Mountain project.
11:06 a.m.
LVCVA says visitor estimate hit mark
Marina Nicola, a spokeswoman for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said she thinks Las Vegas hosted the number of tourists that the authority projected would come.
11:06 a.m.
Holiday shopping start leaves retailers with mixed results
NEW YORK -- The holiday shopping season began with a surge in spending but consumers faded by the long Thanksgiving weekend's close and many retailers were facing decent but hardly impressive sales.
11:05 a.m.
Bush chooses CEO of Kellogg to be commerce secretary
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on today chose Carlos Gutierrez, a native of Cuba and now the chief executive of Kellogg Co., to be secretary of commerce.
11:04 a.m.
Study: Adults needed to curb teen drinking
CARSON CITY -- Teenage drinking and driving may be on the decline, but it is still a serious problem, and a state study says efforts to reduce underage drinking should be focused on adults.
11:04 a.m.
Controller found success despite aggressive style
People who have watched Kathy Augustine's quick rise through Nevada's political stratosphere say they aren't surprised the state controller is kicking and screaming on the way back down.
11:02 a.m.
Attorneys for Augustine file objections
CARSON CITY -- Controller Kathy Augustine is not well liked by her employees and is guilty of "misguided judgment" in using state workers in her re-election campaign, but that is not enough to toss her ...
11:01 a.m.
UNLV lab teaches DNA work to community
For more information or to register for the DNA workshop, visit shadowlane.unlv.edu online or e-mail Goldstein at walter.goldstein@ ccmail.nev
10:59 a.m.
Fallen Las Vegas Marine is remembered
As Eleanor Dachtler struggled with grief after her son, Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Anderson, died in Iraq, she heard on the radio a song that became something more.
10:57 a.m.
Woman sought in holiday slaying arrested
Henderson Police officers, responding to a homeowner's call of a prowler late Saturday, took into custody the 25-year-old California woman wanted in the shooting death of a 51-year-old Las Vegas woman on Thanksgiving Day.
10:56 a.m.
Cold front grips LV on busy travel weekend
Unusually chilly weather was as much a surprise as delayed flights and traffic for those returning home Sunday after the Thanksgiving holiday.
10:55 a.m.
Giving spirit fades after holidays
With the glow of Thanksgiving feasts fading on Friday, nonprofit organizations around the Las Vegas Valley geared up for the next big thing: Christmas, and the donations it brings.
10:54 a.m.
TV-fueled poker revival attracts Strip casinos
Caesars Palace will open its first poker room in at least 12 years in response to the burgeoning popularity of poker, while Bellagio and Bally's Las Vegas are considering expanding their poker areas.
10:51 a.m.
Company names new leader for Macau operation
Frank McFadden, currently chief executive of Vienna-based Casinos Austria International Ltd., has been appointed chief operating officer at U.S.-based Las Vegas Sands' Macau arm, Venetian Macau Ltd., the South China Morning Post said.
10:49 a.m.
Definity Health sold
The purchase of Definity Health, based in Minneapolis, probably will close in the fourth quarter, Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth said in a statement. Definity Health expects $100 million in 2005 revenue and is profitable, UnitedHealth said.
10:47 a.m.
Panel: Plant builders must contribute to Nevada Power project
Nevada Power Co.'s massive Centennial Project will get a financial contribution from two power plant builders that might never use the transmission system.
10:46 a.m.
Sports briefs for November 29, 2004
Marc Magliarditi stopped 44 shots in regulation and made three saves in the shootout as the Wranglers left Pensacola, Fla., Sunday night with a 1-0 win in the fifth game of their marathon, 10-game ECHL ...
10:33 a.m.
Boggs McDonald will represent Nevada counties on national board
As one of two state representatives, Boggs McDonald will represent Nevada's 17 counties on the national organization's board during the one-year appointment.
9:29 a.m.
Woman killed in crash on bridge over U.S. 95
A Las Vegas woman was killed and six others were injured, two of them critically, in a weekend crash that is still under investigation by Metro Police.
9:29 a.m.
Barrera's win lifts a nation of boxers
Before the third installment in the intense rivalry between Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera, Morales said too often in his sport, the excitement surrounding the buildup to a big match fizzles out when the ...
9:29 a.m.
Points for March
The springboard of a moral victory does not provide the bounce that the trampoline of an actual upset against an elite team would have for the Lady Rebels.
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Lady Rebels have steps for any dance floor
When the new women's basketball poll comes out today, it's conceiveable North Carolina may be ranked as high as No. 2, which would be its highest poll position since it won the national championship 10 ...
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Frankel again dominates Hollywood Turf Festival
At the end of last year trainer Bobby Frankel established some pretty lofty statistics on the way to another Eclipse Award. His 25 Grade I victories and money-won title of $19,143,289 in earnings were both ...
9:28 a.m.
UCLA stuns No. 4 Texas with rally
Three years ago, when Nikki Blue spurned perennial national championship contender Connecticut and chose to come to UCLA and help rebuild the program, she envisioned days like Sunday.
9:26 a.m.
Preps: Weekend results
Saturday Football 4A State Semifinals Las Vegas 21, Reed 14 Palo Verde 21, McQueen 14 Boys' Basketball Centennial 52, Las Vegas 30: CENT: Anthony Burton 19 pts. Cheyenne 69, Eldorado 58: CHEY: DeMarcus Branch 18 ...
9:25 a.m.
Online travel search engines set to take off
SAN FRANCISCO -- Like a lot of frequent travelers, Kevin Pollard relies on the Internet to save money on airfares, hotel rooms and rental cars. The quest generally took him to the Web's most popular ...
9:20 a.m.
Preps basketball: Sunset region
Basic WOLVES 2003-04 RECORDS: Boys -- 9-16. Girls -- 14-14, lost in Sunrise quarterfinals to Desert Pines. COACHES: Boys -- Steve Bentz, 2nd year. Girls -- Teresa Gallegos, 3rd year. PAST STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS: Boys (3) ...
9:19 a.m.
Storm grounds thousands of passengers in Reno
RENO -- Thousands of passengers were grounded during a snowstorm at Reno-Tahoe International Airport on its busiest weekend of the year.
9:17 a.m.
President chooses Kellogg CEO to be Commerce secretary
If confirmed by the Senate, Gutierrez would succeed Commerce Secretary Donald Evans, a Texas confidant of Bush's, who announced his resignation shortly after the Nov. 2 election.
9:15 a.m.
Mitsubishi setting up joint venture for vehicle financing
Details of the deal were not decided, but Mitsubishi Motors also said it agreed to sell $2 billion of its U.S. credit company's $4 billion assets -- including leases and loans -- to Merrill Lynch, ...
9:15 a.m.
Letter: Election over, but the causes endure
My grandchildren should be protected from huge deficits and be able to live in a cleaner environment. They should be guaranteed a sound, quality public school education. Their rights to organize and bargain collectively should ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Schools shouldn't stymie creativity
A uniform policy in public schools carries with it much more danger than just the further deterioration of the Bill of Rights. It creates an atmosphere of everyone walking in lockstep with each other. When ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Dangers of Yucca dump cannot be underestimated
Personally, I don't know how anyone can ignore the Yucca Mountain issue. Las Vegas will most certainly become a nuclear disaster area if we let this happen. Shipments to Yucca Mountain will make a fine ...
9:09 a.m.
Editorial: Attention all parents
One of the most popular pastimes of children today is mastering video and computer games. Thanks to a total lack of civic responsibility, many manufacturers are producing games entirely inappropriatefor children. Murder, thievery, assaults, nudity, ...
9:08 a.m.
Obituaries for November 29, 2004
Steven Charles Allen, 55, of Las Vegas died Nov. 17 in Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 21, 1948, in Rhode Island. A resident for 15 years, he was a government technical engineer and a ...
9:08 a.m.
Gators' height a big edge
Two years ago, Green Valley went undefeated in league play, then lost to Valley by 4 in a Sunrise Region semifinal.
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Toying with public trust
It's so far unclear how the tax-return provision made its way into the bill, but what is clear is why it and questionable pork-barrel projects can so easily become law: When members of Congress voted ...
9:06 a.m.
Southern teams sweep into final
One team did it in the wind, another did it in the snow. And for the first time ever, two Southern Nevada teams will play for the large-school football championship Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.
9:06 a.m.
Georgetown County to appeal casino boat ruling
The unanimous vote came earlier this week after little discussion. County Attorney John "Mac" Tolar told the members he thinks Circuit Court Judge Jackson Gregory was wrong when he ruled the county's law banning casino ...
9:05 a.m.
Clark fires football coach
Lamb was in his fourth season at Clark, and athletic administrator Wilfredo Rivera said he expects to have a decision on Lamb's replacement next week. Six candidates have applied for the Clark vacancy.
9:05 a.m.
London Clubs mulls joint casino venture
London Clubs International Plc, a British casino owner whose stock has doubled in the past year, will probably enter a joint venture with a foreign counterpart to open a Las Vegas-style super casino in the ...
9:05 a.m.
Cost of Dubuque casino expansion climbs $6 million
The Dubuque Racing Association Board has authorized $3 million in additional borrowing for the project, currently under construction.
9:05 a.m.
Police shut down gambling club that catered to elderly
The Brockton club, located steps away from a day-care center for children, featured video poker games, card games, and plenty of alcohol, authorities said. It was in operation for at least three years.
9:05 a.m.
Shun Tak to rent casino to Ho for share of take
Shun Tak will lease about 215,280 square feet to Sociedade de Jogos de Macau for a casino with at least 180 gambling tables, the Hong Kong company said in a statement. It will get 40 ...
9:05 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Van Troba makes artful life change
Van Troba lives in Kingston, a village in the middle of Nevada's scenic Smoky Valley.
8:23 a.m.
Web Site Wonderland: Stress-free holiday shopping just a point and click away
Chances are many of you reading this story have already been brave enough to venture to the malls, outlet stores and anywhere there was an advertised sale for holiday gifts.
8:22 a.m.
Lecture set on public schools
Goodnough will address the realities of teaching in the public school system as portrayed in her book, "Ms. Moffett's First Year." The book tells the story of Donna Moffett, a legal secretary who answered an ...
8:16 a.m.
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