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Archive for October 8, 2004

St. Rose urgent care center sold
The urgent care center, at 100 N. Green Valley Parkway, Ste. 110, in Henderson, will change owners on Nov. 7, but patient care will not be affected, said Mandy Abrams, spokeswoman for St. Rose.
11:15 a.m.
Emergency funds sought for state's fight against Yucca
CARSON CITY -- The state Nuclear Projects Office is seeking an emergency appropriation of $1.1 million to carry on the fight against Yucca Mountain.
11:14 a.m.
Longtime Vegas newspaper photographer Germanier dies
Las Vegas newspaper photographer Rene Germanier was always ready to take shots of cars wrapped around utility polls, but he enjoyed capturing the Las Vegas Strip glimmering at sunset and the rustic landscapes of rural ...
11:13 a.m.
Murder case witness caught after fleeing
A key witness in a high-profile murder case was in custody this morning after failing to testify on Thursday.
11:12 a.m.
Former justice of peace fined for unfinished work
The commission said Freitag left his office with more than 12 criminal cases hanging and more than 36 small claims and other civil matters totaling $83,000 that were not decided.
11:12 a.m.
Report: Wildlife refuge among most endangered
The Southern Nevada Water Authority's proposal to install groundwater monitoring wells on the sprawling refuge north and northwest of Las Vegas threatens spring-fed desert oases, according to the "Refuges at Risk" report by the conservation ...
11:11 a.m.
African wildcat captured in Las Vegas
As animal control officers approached the African wildcat lying on the lawn of a southeastern Las Vegas home, it bounded from the ground directly to the top of a 6-foot-high fence, then leapt atop the ...
11:08 a.m.
State Senate debate gets ugly
Insults and hateful attacks flew during a 20-minute televised debate between Sen. Ray Shaffer, R-North Las Vegas, and Democratic challenger John Lee on Thursday night.
11:07 a.m.
Buck, Collins go head to head
On paper, Tom Collins appears to have a lopsided advantage over his Republican opponent in his race to take the Clark County Commission District B seat.
11:07 a.m.
Plan to import Canadian drugs proposed
State Democrats announced a plan Thursday to open Nevada's borders to Canadian prescription drugs, an idea they said would save the state and its residents millions of dollars.
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Race is on for chief judge post
The 33 district judges usually persuade one of their own to assume the duties and then officially elect the sacrificial lamb by unanimous ballot.
11:07 a.m.
RTC getting serious about light rail system
If public transit in Las Vegas is an idea in its infancy, planners with the Regional Transportation Commission expect the next decade to resemble a sudden growth spurt.
11:06 a.m.
Trade show offers serious fun
Chianelli, whose company manufactures radio-controlled toys such as the helicopter, also hosts the DIY network show "Radio Control Hobbies."
11:06 a.m.
Women's group holding clothing drive
The gently used clothes, which must be dry cleaned and in a dry cleaning bag, along with shoes and accessories will be donated to women in the Las Vegas Housing Authority self-sufficiency program, which provides ...
11:06 a.m.
College Football Schedule
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11:04 a.m.
Top 25 Schedule
No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Texas, Noon
11:04 a.m.
Rapid growth marks telecom trade show
The emergence of new telecommunications technology -- and the related business opportunities -- are lifting the stature of the U.S. Telecom Association's annual convention.
11:00 a.m.
Media group's court filings seek rights to Web site
The company that operates the VEGAS.com Web site has asked a Clark County District Court judge to permit it to purchase the rights to use the rival lasvegas.com domain name.
10:59 a.m.
Vegas named best-selling U.S. destination
The publication, which has a circulation of 60,000 travel agents in the United States and Canada, focuses on destinations and travel products.
10:59 a.m.
Nevadans one step closer to tax break
WASHINGTON -- Start saving receipts.
10:54 a.m.
Tribal leaders hail setback for California proposition
Tribal leaders attending a conference in Las Vegas on Thursday applauded the likely defeat of a voter initiative in California that threatened to remove their monopoly on slot machines but said they already are bracing ...
10:45 a.m.
Industry fears effect of anti-smoking efforts
A host of gaming experts warned casino bosses this week that their industry is coming under attack by a well-organized and well-funded group of anti-smoking activists that aim to ban smoking in casinos.
10:41 a.m.
Communication still lags in casino security, panel says
The digital revolution is giving casinos a new technological edge for protecting their customers from harm and their bottom line from cheaters.
10:40 a.m.
Officer sues Taser maker
A Metro Police officer is suing the company that makes Taser guns, alleging he suffered permanent shoulder and arm injuries after being shocked with one of the devices during a training session earlier this year.
10:32 a.m.
BYU knows what Brimmer can do
PROVO, Utah -- It was during UNLV's last visit to LaVell Edwards Stadium here two years ago that Jamaal Brimmer had his coming out party.
10:00 a.m.
Regents search for balance of power
As the Board of Regents gears up for its nationwide search for a new chancellor, regents are re-evaluating how much authority they want that position to have.
9:57 a.m.
Parents vent their feelings on dress codes
Parents gave Clark County School District officials an earful of suggestions, criticism and even the occasional compliment Thursday about a controversial dress code policy that is up for review.
9:57 a.m.
Union sit-in may draw 5,000
The union members plan to meet at 4 p.m. at the Hall and then walk to the undisclosed site for the demonstration, where they will sit in a circle -- chanting and singing -- until ...
9:55 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 8, 2004
After hosting the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984, the City of Angels may submit another bid for the games.
9:53 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: Las Vegas Bowl won't be feeling blue if BYU comes to town
PROVO, Utah -- Depending on the outcome of tonight's game here at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Las Vegas Bowl executive director Tina Kunzer-Murphy could very well be enjoying a blue-and-white Christmas this year.
9:53 a.m.
Par gets weather beating
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9:51 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: It's a good bet this sponsorship puzzle could be solved
And so it has come to this: Las Vegas' future as a long-term PGA tour site may come down to whether or not a guy wearing a tire suit leaves the TPC at Summerlin on ...
9:51 a.m.
Insurance system shows turnaround
CARSON CITY -- The health insurance system that covers state workers and their dependents, which was near insolvency twice in the last six years, showed a $46 million turnaround in fiscal year 2004.
9:50 a.m.
Man convicted in 7-Eleven shooting
A member of the Rolling 60s Crips gang was found guilty Thursday afternoon of federal racketeering crimes related to a shooting at a convenience store in January.
9:48 a.m.
Fishing report: Striped bass still the catch in Boulder Basin
The Las Vegas Wash area continues to attract boaters who are attracting stripers by chumming with corn then drifting with anchovies. Most of the fish have been around a pound, but some up to 5 ...
9:48 a.m.
RFK Jr. says nuke waste should stay at power plants
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his six children live in New York, 10 miles downwind from Indian Point, the oldest nuclear power plant in the United States, but he said Thursday its nuclear wastes should ...
9:48 a.m.
Tonight's matchup: UNLV (1-4, 0-1) at BYU (2-3, 1-0)
WHEN UNLV HAS THE BALL UNLV run offense vs. BYU run defense This is a battle of strength vs. strength. UNLV's Dominique Dorsey is off to an excellent start, leading the Mountain West Conference and ...
9:47 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Routines more than routine in 'Sweet Lillie's'
Several times a month, late at night, the Sahara's Casbar Lounge, made famous by Louis Prima and Keely Smith, becomes "Sweet Lillie's Cabaret."
9:46 a.m.
Obituaries for October 8, 2004
Louis A. Andrade, 88, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born March 4, 1916, in Leon Mexico. A resident for eight years, he was a retired steel worker and an Army ...
9:46 a.m.
Officer describes shooting that led to suspect's arrest
When police rushed to at an apartment complex in a gang-infested neighborhood, they didn't know that the man who was allegedly firing an assault weapon outside the complex would become a suspect in a killing ...
9:45 a.m.
LV planners deny one high rise
The Las Vegas Planning Commission, wrestling with an unprecedented surge of proposals for high-rise buildings, approved two plans but denied a third Thursday night.
9:44 a.m.
Coroner rules man's Taser death a homicide
The Clark County coroner's office has ruled that the death of a man Aug. 2 whom Metro Police officers shocked with a 50,000-volt Taser was a homicide.
9:43 a.m.
Heller rejects conflict claim
A Democratic-leaning group called on Secretary of State Dean Heller to refrain from campaigning for President Bush through the November election.
9:42 a.m.
Indian tribe unveils plans for casino near Oakland Airport
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A landless American Indian tribe envisions turning a sprawling parking lot outside Oakland International Airport into a casino resort in the heart of the San Francisco Bay area.
9:41 a.m.
Court to hear taxpayer challenge to gambling law
The court agreed without explanation to hear the case filed by taxpayer Philip Crusius and backed by the Better Government Association.
9:41 a.m.
Ravens get a taste of playing without Lewis in backfield
The Baltimore Ravens learned Thursday what it's like to run their offense without Jamal Lewis.
9:40 a.m.
Mayor running a solid campaign
As we pass the one-quarter point in this season's Sal Celebrity Selectors competition, Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman leads the field with an 8-4 mark against the spread.
9:39 a.m.
Witness in murder case flees court
A key witness in a high-profile murder case is missing.
9:39 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: The fish are in the barrel as Patriots shoot for record
It would be easy to understand if the New England Patriots were a little overconfident heading into Sunday's contest with the Miami Dolphins.
9:38 a.m.
Commission candidate wants federal tax returns revealed
Clark County Commission candidate David Goldwater on Thursday presented his federal income tax returns for the last two years and called for restricting campaign contributions to commissioners.
9:38 a.m.
News briefs for October 8, 2004
This may be the last week of 90-degree daytime temperatures, the National Weather Service said.
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Nick Christensen: Northeast inside track up for grabs
1. McQueen (5-0) Roll over Elko 25-7, face woeful Wooster this week 2. Palo Verde (5-0) Panthers get easy games out of the way early 3. Foothill (6-0) Reminded everyone who's boss in the Southeast ...
9:37 a.m.
Man killed in shooting in Boulder Station parking lot
A car chase ended in gunshots and death in the Boulder Station parking lot, where three people tried to escape pursuers Thursday afternoon, Metro Police said.
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Carmichael returns to Supercross circuit with a new Suzuki ride
Ricky Carmichael will begin a new chapter in his storied motorcycle racing career tonight when he straddles a Suzuki for the first time in the opening night of the seventh annual Maxxis U.S. Open at ...
9:30 a.m.
Qualifier battles nerves, shoots 67
Mike Ruiz never felt settled in during his first PGA tour start Thursday at TPC at Summerlin.
9:29 a.m.
Lefty treats 'em right
Phil Mickelson began the homestretch of his career year Thursday afternoon with what looked like a stroll over a familiar golf course with three longtime pals.
9:27 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- EVANGELIZER -- Valdivia atop Ellis trainee for owner Hughes, needs prompt start and clean trip from inner post for maiden special weight sprint, well bred gal. PATRIOTIC DIVA -- Draws good post ...
9:25 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:24 a.m.
Preps: Schedule
Boys' Soccer All times 4:30 p.m. unless noted: Silverado at Basic, Liberty at Coronado, Green Valley at Foothill, Vo-Tech at Del Sol, Eldorado at Las Vegas, Valley at Rancho, Canyon Springs at Desert Pines 5 ...
9:23 a.m.
Stewart reports to prison
ALDERSON, W.Va. -- Martha Stewart reported to prison before sunrise today to begin serving a five-month sentence for lying about a stock sale, slipping all but unnoticed past waiting supporters and reporters.
9:22 a.m.
Fight schedule
Oct. 14 At ARCO Arena, Sacramento, Calif., Armando Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, vs. Lamar Murphy, Miami, 10, lightweights.
9:21 a.m.
Price slips from record $53
The fifth-largest supplier of crude to the U.S., Nigeria pumps mostly low-sulfur oil U.S. refiners need to replenish inventories of heating oil, which were 11 percent less than normal last week. Hurricane Ivan curbed U.S. ...
9:20 a.m.
Third-quarter net income rises
Net income was $4.05 billion, or 38 cents a share, compared with $3.65 billion, or 36 cents a share a year earlier, matching analysts' estimates. Revenue rose 15 percent to $38.27 billion, General Electric said ...
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Program gives voice to memories
The 89-year-old woman was 18 in 1933 when her family moved to Boulder City so her father could help build Boulder Dam (which would one day be called Hoover Dam).
9:18 a.m.
Renovations at Cashman bringing old park up to date
Extensive renovations have begun at Cashman Field as the Las Vegas 51s, and the stadium's owner, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, try to make improvements in the baseball facilities for the Triple-A ballclub.
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Bird hunters greet the start of quail season
There's something remarkable about the dawn of a new day, watching the sun as it begins to peek over the mountain and lighting the desert floor.
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: No shortage of spice at Neon Chef competition
I was there to participate as one of the judges for the first Neon Chef competition, a Las Vegas takeoff on the stellar "Iron Chef" competitions shown on the Food Network. No disclaimer is needed ...
9:12 a.m.
Witnesses to testify about Murphy-Tabish romance
Witnesses will testify about the romantic relationship between Rick Tabish and Sandy Murphy during the pair's retrial on murder charges in the death of Ted Binion, District Judge Joseph Bonaventure ruled Thursday.
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Botched effort to get bin Laden
The Northern Alliance, with great help from the Air Force, advanced and took Kabul. The local warlords, the real rulers of Afghanistan, saw the Air Force contrails as the handwriting on the wall. They switched ...
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Bush's deficit spending has left nation worse off
President Bill Clinton left office in 2000 with a $5.8 trillion surplus in our treasury and the prospect of eliminating the national debt in a decade. The Republican wailing and moaning about an ever increasing ...
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Yet another blow to war's justification
President Bush's assertions on this point began to unravel even before the invasion, when U.N. teams of weapons inspectors led by Hans Blix and Mohamed ElBaradei announced that Saddam had no WMD. Further unraveling occurred ...
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: Firing was warranted
Naturally, the employee was fired. State Hearing Officer Patrick Dolan, however, this week reinstated the employee. Dolan said the employee's actions were "juvenile and incredibly stupid" but not so wrong as to warrant his dismissal. ...
8:54 a.m.
On Display for October 8, 2004
Five artists whose work addresses food consumption will be featured in the exhibit "Our Daily Bread" until Nov. 6 at the Contemporary Arts Collective, 101 E. Charleston Blvd., Suite 101. Admission is free. 382-3886.
8:51 a.m.
Odds on Favorito to be a winner in Benny's Bullpen
It took 53 years but Binion's Horseshoe finally has a headliner.
8:50 a.m.
Halloween Calendar
Freakling Bros. Inc. presents the following haunted houses around Las Vegas this month. Each runs from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. All are ...
8:47 a.m.
Dire Straits gets real in 'Making Movies'
As a prolific film scorer, Mark Knopfler has become highly respected for his visual approach to music.
8:44 a.m.
Performing Arts for October 8, 2004
The Dummkopfs
8:40 a.m.
'Las Vegas Comedy Festival' brings comedic nuggets to LV
Sid Caesar, Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller, Ed McMahon and the late Buddy Hackett are among the legends of the comedy world who will be honored during the third annual "Las Vegas Comedy Festival" from Wednesday ...
8:37 a.m.
Datebook for October 8, 2004
The Clark County Parks and Community Services and the Excalibur Hotel & Casino present the 11th annual "Age of Chivalry" Renaissance Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. ...
8:31 a.m.
Sensual Relations
John Stagliano has come a long way since he was a member of the first cast of dancers to perform for Chippendales, the famous male-stripper nightclub that opened in Los Angeles in 1979.
8:27 a.m.
Community briefs for October 8, 2004
The Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada will hold the 2004 National Buddy Walk beginning with registration at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by the walk at 5:30 p.m. at Discovery Park, 2011 Paseo Verde, Henderson, ...
8:21 a.m.
Public can comment on land-use plans
Paradise and Winchester include much of the Strip, McCarran International Airport and older neighborhoods in southern Las Vegas.
8:20 a.m.
Letter: Drugs must be more affordable
The government can't negotiate lowering drug prices with drug companies, because the pharmaceutical industry won't stand for it. The industry has a huge influence in Washington and contributes heavily to political campaigns. As a result, ...
4:03 a.m.
Colulmnist Jon Ralston: No clean exit for Augustine
And now, having dodged criminal charges by admitting she willfully violated state ethics laws in allowing employees to do campaign work on state time, Augustine is scheduled to be stuck in a couple of rooms ...
4:00 a.m.
Letter: All expressions of political opinion must be tolerated
I recently put a sign in my front yard voicing my choice for president. The first four days, someone came into my yard and took it down, leaving it on the walkway. On the fifth ...
3:59 a.m.
Editorial: The sleaze continues
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, known as the "Hammer" for his bruising way of getting fellow Republicans to vote the party line, has been on a roll lately -- a backward roll. In less than ...
3:58 a.m.
Editorial: Drug bill invites dissent
It's not surprising to see the trend now among states and cities to buck the federal government's prescription drug plan and go out on their own -- to Canada.
3:57 a.m.
Moving deadly cargo
WEEKEND EDITION: October 10, 2004
3:31 a.m.
Mother Hen
Nicole Durr is bright, creative and persistent.
3:28 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Interbike convention wheels, deals
Evidently, it takes some pretty odd stuff to sell bicycles these days.
3:27 a.m.
Go take a hike
WEEKEND EDITION: October 9, 2004
3:27 a.m.
Recreation area turns 40
WEEKEND EDITION: October 9, 2004
3:26 a.m.
Guided hikes a safe way to explore
The National Park Service is offering a series of hikes from October through December. All hikes require participants to make reservations by calling the Alan Bible Visitor Center at (702) 293-8990 between 8:30 a.m. and ...
3:26 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: First Binion trial is a tough act to follow
"This case is ready to go," District Judge Joseph Bonaventure declared from the bench after determining that prosecutors and defense lawyers were prepared to do battle in court this week.
3:20 a.m.

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