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Archive for October 6, 2004

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11:10 a.m.
Option on Yucca appeal left open
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is maintaining its option to seek a Supreme Court review of a lower court ruling against Yucca Mountain.
11:09 a.m.
Playboy reaches licensing agreement with Palms
In a marriage made in sin, Hugh Hefner is coming to Las Vegas, where he'll have a vertical version of his Playboy mansion -- a nearly 12,000-square-foot love shack on top of the Palms hotel ...
11:08 a.m.
Firm pays $6,000 fine for selling radioactive items
After an inspection in October 2003, commission staff found that 21st Century Technologies had four violations and issued the fine for two of them. The company distributed at least 60,000 gunsights containing tritium and other ...
11:08 a.m.
Schools police chief fired for lack of certification
Clark County Schools Police Chief Elliot Phelps was fired Tuesday after spending four years on the job without the required state certification.
11:07 a.m.
Dunbar council restricts video lottery parlors
The plan differs from ones in St. Albans, Nitro and Charleston where gambling businesses cannot be located close to each other. Each business must have a buffer zone between it and the nearest lottery room.
11:05 a.m.
Man dies in Fremont Street fire
Las Vegas fire officials are investigating a blaze in a Fremont Street apartment that killed a man this morning.
11:04 a.m.
Technology helping cheaters find new ways to scam casinos
The coinless slot machine technology that has revolutionized slot play and has been a hit with players has also generated a new problem -- cheaters who have found ways to compromise the system.
11:03 a.m.
County to decide today on redesigned proposal
About 50 protesters, most of them from local unions, protested a planned Wal-Mart that is slated to be built on Clark County-owned land near Russell Road and Eastern Avenue.
11:02 a.m.
Shuffle Master files another patent suit
The Las Vegas gaming equipment supply company filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas against VendingData Corp., Las Vegas. Shuffle Master already has a 2002 suit pending against VendingData, based on the ...
10:59 a.m.
Legendary comic Dangerfield dies
Rodney Dangerfield, whose one-liners about his lack of respect brought him fame as a Las Vegas headliner, television performer, nightclub mainstay and movie actor, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was 82.
10:59 a.m.
Waivers sought to build 900-foot tower
A nearly 900-foot high-rise on Las Vegas Boulevard, a tower that if built would be one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, is to go before the Las Vegas Planning Commission for approval ...
10:59 a.m.
Reopened copper mine in Ruth sends out first shipment
The huge open pit northwest of Ely shut down in 1999.
10:58 a.m.
County hit with lack of flu shots
Flu shots
10:58 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Atlantic City labor strife starting to hit the Strip
It's disturbing news for the casino industry in Las Vegas, where both companies, which are planning a merger, are major Strip players and have enjoyed labor peace with the union for 20 years.
10:57 a.m.
Candidates debate 'contract'
Assembly District 5 incumbent Valerie Weber is leaning heavily on the Republican Contract with Nevada in her re-election bid against Democratic challenger Kirk Kaplan, who said the contract was out of touch on some issues ...
10:56 a.m.
House votes to split 9th Circuit into 3 courts
WASHINGTON -- The House approved an amendment Tuesday dividing the country's largest federal circuit into three new circuits, including a new one for Nevada.
10:56 a.m.
Lake storm claims life of fisherman
A sunset fishing trip turned deadly for one Las Vegas man Monday night and left a second man stranded on a small island overnight after an unexpected thunderstorm raked Lake Mead with gusty winds.
10:56 a.m.
United plans to trim fleet size
United Airlines, the world's second-largest carrier, will reduce the number of planes it flies and shift aircraft to profitable international routes to help stem losses and exit bankruptcy protection.
10:56 a.m.
Campaign for Calif. businesses invokes 'Terminator' theme
The theme of the Nevada campaign will reportedly be: "Will your business be terminated?"
10:48 a.m.
Survey: Casinos shifting to younger designs
Future casinos will be designed primarily with a younger audience in mind rather than for older, more affluent customers, according to an annual survey of design and construction professionals released Tuesday by the American Gaming ...
10:47 a.m.
Valley staying under radar ... for now
The chase for the postseason is underway. Four teams from each division will qualify for the 2004 postseason. The 12 Sunrise teams and 12 Sunset teams will each play for one berth in the state ...
10:25 a.m.
Payne puts the power in BYU kicking game
It's usually not a good sign when arguably your team's most popular player is a punter. But BYU's Matt Payne is not your average punter.
10:21 a.m.
Backlash over Ryder Cup still a mystery to Riley
The competitive zeal for golf that drives many of the world's top players is something Chris Riley freely admits he does not yet possess.
10:20 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: The legend of soccer is still a big kick
At a little past 2 p.m. Tuesday, the main hall at the Globing Gaming Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center was transformed into something akin to the United Nations by a sturdy man sporting ...
10:20 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Winning IRL title doubles Andretti's fun
After spending 19 years in the cockpit of an open-wheel racecar, Michael Andretti finally is discovering that auto racing can be fun.
10:16 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 6, 2004
New York Yankees outfielder Gary Sheffield will not be penalized by the commissioner's office after his admission that he unknowingly used a cream two years ago that contained illegal steroids.
10:13 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Stadler has top Champions honor locked up
As the PGA Champions tour begins its stretch run to the end of the 2004 season, several players have distinguished themselves as Player of the Year candidates.
10:09 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Rebels' depth perception is looking up
Ryan Moore's victory last week at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate in New Mexico was not the biggest win for the UNLV men's golf team.
10:08 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Juicy matchups should generate big action on baseball
The Houston Astros, considered a lost cause three-quarters of the way through the regular season, enter the wild-card playoffs as a favorite against the Atlanta Braves, the perennial division champions.
10:07 a.m.
Estandia will take redshirt, return in 2005
Senior tight end Greg Estandia said he has informed head coach John Robinson that he plans on redshirting this season because of lingering soreness in his left knee.
10:05 a.m.
Preps: Schedule
Girls' Tennis All times 3:30 p.m. unless noted: Liberty at Basic, Silverado at Boulder City, Foothill at Coronado, Green Valley at Del Sol, Rancho at Canyon Springs, Valley at Chaparral, Las Vegas at Desert Pines, ...
10:03 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- OVERTON CRUISER -- Draws good inner post for mile opener, Nakatani atop Lewis trainee, could trip out in freshman maiden/claimer. STORMIN AWAY -- Has rail box for this two-turn tag run, Stevens ...
9:56 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:51 a.m.
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9:46 a.m.
News briefs for October 6, 2004
Metro Police are looking for a 31-year-old man in connection with a drive-by shooting Sept. 21 at the home of Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn.
9:41 a.m.
County briefs for October 6, 2004
The Rhodes Ranch community should finally get a new elementary school, ending seven years of limbo over a promised school for the subdivision in southwestern Las Vegas.
9:36 a.m.
BLM: Mine site owner not protecting workers
The company responsible for cleaning up a radioactive former mine site in Lyon County is refusing to protect its workers from radiation, a move that might violate occupational safety laws, according to a letter to ...
9:28 a.m.
Candidates score points with Southern Nevadans
More than 100 Democrats chanted "Four More Weeks!" Tuesday after the only vice presidential debate, but Republican leaders were quick to say their candidate held his own.
9:28 a.m.
State worker fired over gun incident is reinstated
CARSON CITY -- A state hearing officer has overturned the firing of a state Transportation Department employee who pulled out a gun at a meeting two days after he was passed over for a promotion.
9:22 a.m.
Neighbors protest presence of convicted sex offender
A convicted sexual predator has been ripping down Henderson Police fliers intended to notify the public that he is living in the neighborhood, but police said that is not a crime.
9:21 a.m.
Woman charged in death of daughter is back in jail
A 38-year-old woman accused of killing her diabetic daughter was back behind bars Tuesday after she pleaded not guilty to a new charge of child neglect that alleges she dragged the girl out of a ...
9:21 a.m.
Man accused of killing with AK-47 goes on trial
The trial began Tuesday for a 27-year-old alleged gang member whom prosecutors accuse of using an AK-47 assault rifle to kill a man and shoot at police officers.
9:21 a.m.
Deal is near on Wildhorse
The Henderson City Council on Tuesday cleared the way for residents to begin playing at the Wildhorse Golf Course in early November, approving a management contract with a firm to run the course, a special ...
9:21 a.m.
First lady says husband pushed stem-cell research
RENO -- First lady Laura Bush said Tuesday that her husband is the only president to authorize federal money for embryonic stem cell research.
9:16 a.m.
Government considers appealing Yucca ruling
WASHINGTON -- The federal government is maintaining its option to seek a Supreme Court review of a lower court ruling against Yucca Mountain.
9:10 a.m.
Tribal group accuses Pawlenty of inflating casino numbers
The Minnesota Indian Gaming Association allegations stem from a report issued by Pawlenty's administration last month and the governor's public mentions to it since. Authors estimate that as much as $10 billion is wagered each ...
9:10 a.m.
Iowa Tribe of Kansas announces casino plans
WICHITA, Kan. -- The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska announced plans Tuesday to develop a large casino in south-central Kansas, an off-reservation project that faces huge regulatory hurdles.
9:09 a.m.
School police chief fired for lack of certification
Clark County School Police Chief Elliot Phelps was fired Tuesday after spending four years on the job without the required state certification.
9:09 a.m.
Regents may consider more refining of residency rules
Outgoing Regent Tom Kirkpatrick, chairman of the Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee, wants his committee to look at easing the requirements out-of-state students must meet to be reclassified as a resident student and receive ...
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Smog level is unacceptable
We have lived with smog pollution for so long that it is easy to forget just how bad this pollutant is for our public health. Smog will burn a person's lungs much like the sun ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Taxes, not fees, should fund education
She asked, "Who else should pay the costs? The taxpayer?" She went on to say that she was paying enough taxes already, that the fees were necessary and that there were plenty of classes with ...
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: Planning for war in Iraq was terrible
Shinseki, then on the verge of retirement after a 38-year Army career that included service in Vietnam and Kosovo, was publicly rebuked by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. Rumsfeld said ...
9:04 a.m.
U.S. files WTO complaint against EU on subsidies to Airbus
The Office of the United States Trade Representative announced the action, saying that recent negotiations between the two sides failed to resolve the dispute.
9:04 a.m.
Fannie Mae execs testifying on alleged earnings manipulation
WASHINGTON -- Fannie Mae's chief executive and another top official are to appear before Congress to explain an accounting lapse at the mortgage giant amid regulators' allegations of earnings manipulation and management misdeeds.
9:03 a.m.
Videos to ease airport security
Before they reach a metal detector, passengers at McCarran International Airport will be greeted by Carrot Top, Lance Burton, and at least one Star Trek Klingon, all offering advice to get them through security checkpoints ...
9:03 a.m.
Vote on whether government workers should hold offices would be close
Nevadans won't have a chance in the November general election to decide whether government workers should be prohibited from holding elective office, but it would be a close vote if the issue was on the ...
8:49 a.m.
Obituaries for October 6, 2004
Clyde V. Arnold Jr., 44, of Las Vegas died Sept. 24 in Las Vegas. He was born April 17, 1960, in Farmington, La. A resident for 38 years, he was a hotel cook.
8:07 a.m.
RFK Jr. to discuss Bush, environment at UNLV
Kennedy criticizes the president in his new book: "Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking our Democracy."
8:05 a.m.
Community briefs for October 6, 2004
The League of Women Voters and the Paseo Verde Library will host Meet Your Candidate from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, 280 S. Green Valley Parkway, with a focus on races ...
8:05 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Stars think 'Pink' as LV launches awareness campaign
Joining Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson was Evelyn Lauder of Estee Lauder Companies, actress-supermodel Elizabeth Hurley and tennis great Andre Agassi.
7:51 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Bellagio basks in top ranking
"To be chosen No. 1 in the Americas and Caribbean by people who travel the world extensively is a singular honor; an honor that confirms the commitment our employees make to each and every guest ...
7:51 a.m.
Poll: Voters back minimum wage, police measures
Very likely voters in the upcoming Nov. 2 general election overwhelmingly support a ballot measure that would increase the sales tax in Clark County to put more police officers on the streets.
2:43 a.m.

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