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Archive for October 25, 2004

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1985 - Dane Iorg's two-run single and a disputed call by first base umpire Don Denkinger in the ninth inning gave the Kansas City Royals a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and tied ...
12:36 p.m.
September home resales rise
U.S. sales of previously owned houses rose in September to the third-highest pace on record, evidence that favorable borrowing costs were luring buyers and helping sustain the economic expansion.
11:16 a.m.
Officials seek cause of illness that struck 130 at Flamingo
The Clark County Health District this morning was trying to determine what caused about 130 people to become sick last week at the Flamingo Las Vegas on the Strip.
11:13 a.m.
Violent crimes decrease
WASHINGTON -- Violent crime fell last year, with only a slight uptick in murders marring the overall trend of fewer crimes across the country, the FBI said today in its annual crime report.
11:12 a.m.
Volunteers flock to valley to spur voters
With early voting already well under way and nine days left in the 2004 election, Nevada's swing-state status is drawing swarms of the eager and opinionated to hit the streets and the phone lines in ...
11:09 a.m.
Countersuit is planned in voter registration complaint
The legal wrangling continues.
11:08 a.m.
Web site partners with AOL division
AOL Latino and Henderson-based have launched the site at, which also is accessible through AOL Keyword: Vegas Viajes.
11:08 a.m.
Dramatic changes in school funding sought
CARSON CITY -- The deadlock over raising taxes in the 2003 Legislature has spawned two ballot questions that could change the way the state funds its schools.
11:08 a.m.
Motion: Sergeant planned 'suicide by cop'
Federal prosecutors have filed a motion appealing the release of a Nellis Air Force Base master sergeant who prosecutors say admitted to the FBI that he wanted to pull a pellet gun on police to ...
11:08 a.m.
Rogers renews $25 million pledge to UNLV
The state college's success is vital to the success of both UNLV and UNR, Rogers said in his letter to UNLV Foundation officials, and the likelihood of it receiving funding allows the other universities the ...
11:07 a.m.
Anti-DUI activist is called on to attack Collins
In the latest salvo fired in the hotly contested race for County Commission B, Shari Buck has brought in a big gun -- Sandy Heverly, who has long served as the conscience of Las Vegas ...
11:04 a.m.
Top 25 Fared
No. 1 Southern Cal (7-0) beat Washington 38-0. Next: at Washington State, Saturday.
11:02 a.m.
Poll: Reid, Porter hold significant leads
Incumbents Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Jon Porter still enjoy comfortable leads over their Nov. 2 general election opponents, based on a new poll.
11:02 a.m.
Attack suspect plea bargains
Elvin Avila, 18, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Justice Court this morning and told Justice of the Peace Douglas Smith that he plans to plead guilty to one count of battery with ...
11:01 a.m.
Accused murderer reportedly kept journal detailing crimes
A man accused of two separate murders reportedly kept a journal while in jail in which he described the crimes in chilling detail, according to court documents.
11:01 a.m.
Six killed in weekend traffic accidents
The traffic death toll in the valley continued to climb through the weekend with at least six people killed in the last four days.
11:01 a.m.
37 percent of Nevada schools miss standards
CARSON CITY -- Thirty-seven percent of Nevada schools did not meet the federal standards for yearly progress last school year, a state report says.
11:00 a.m.
Hiring for the holidays
Although retailers are battling lukewarm fall sales, they're approaching this holiday season with high hopes and plans to hire seasonal workers in numbers that are on par with last year's hiring pace.
10:43 a.m.
Firm projects boost in earnings
In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mikohn said it expects to report earnings per share of between 5 cents and 7 cents and revenue of between $24 million and $25 million when ...
10:42 a.m.
Slot maker to add 40 jobs
The Las Vegas-based company received interest from about 90 people at a job fair Saturday, which started the interview process, company President Gavin Isaacs said.
10:41 a.m.
Fashion event could boost MAGIC
MAGIC Marketplace, one of Las Vegas' largest trade shows, will get even bigger next year with the addition of a new fashion event to be run concurrently at the Venetian.
10:40 a.m.
AC Borgata set for expansion
Boyd Gaming Corp. -- fresh from announcing a major casino expansion at its Borgata resort in Atlantic City -- is expected to discuss details of a new hotel tower during the company's third-quarter earnings report ...
10:39 a.m.
More sales may follow Caesars' New Orleans riverboat deal
Analysts say the sale of the Bally's riverboat casino in New Orleans by Caesars Entertainment Inc. may not be the last move by Caesars in the coming months as the company prepares for its merger ...
10:38 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: 63-28 ought to convince any doubters
In the aftermath of John Robinson's decision to step down as UNLV football coach at the end of the season, a source close to athletic director Mike Hamrick said the Rebels would pursue Boise State's ...
10:14 a.m.
Preseason rankings double-team Rebels
Men Team (first-place votes)...Pts. 1. UNLV (14)...182 2. Utah (7)...169 3. Air Force (4)...142 4. New Mexico...122 5. BYU...92 6. Colorado State...87 7. San Diego State...71 8. Wyoming...35
10:13 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Final Breeders' Cup entries to be sorted out Wednesday
The die has been cast. A total of 101 horses have answered the call. The eyes of Texas will soon be upon them. And, probably a few more over national television and a racing world ...
10:00 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 25, 2004
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova lost Sunday for the first time in her career in a tournament final, falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 to Australia's Alicia Molik in the championship match of the Swisscom Challenge at Zurich.
10:00 a.m.
Hunter exits Sweden, signs on with Globies
Former UNLV shooting guard Demetrius Hunter, whose basketball sojourn to Sweden barely lasted two weeks, signed a contract Friday in Phoenix to play with the Harlem Globetrotters.
9:59 a.m.
Rebels bowled over and out
As they slowly walked off the field at rainy Rice-Eccles Stadium following a 63-28 loss to Utah on Saturday, UNLV players were showered with a few words of encouragement from Ute fans.
9:57 a.m.
Races a jumble for season's final week
It's not the BCS, but the various playoff scenarios going into the final week of football season can be confusing, even though the rules are pretty clear-cut.
9:57 a.m.
Preps: Football scoreboard
A look at how the playoffs would set up today:
9:56 a.m.
Democrats lead early voting
So far more than 138,000 of Clark County's 684,000 voters cast their ballots early as of this morning, Larry Lomax, Clark County Registrar of Voters, said.
9:46 a.m.
Murder suspect claims official misconduct
The lawyer for the man who is accused of murder for allegedly running over his wife at a car wash is accusing police and prosecutors of misconduct in a court motion filed last week.
9:45 a.m.
Inquest clears two officers of wrongdoing in man's death
Two Metro Police officers were cleared Friday of any wrongdoing in the August death of a 47-year-old man when a Clark County coroner's inquest jury ruled that "the circumstances caused the death, not a particular ...
9:45 a.m.
Five killed in weekend traffic accidents
The traffic death toll in the valley continued to climb through the weekend with at least five people killed in the last four days.
9:45 a.m.
News briefs for October 25, 2004
Metro Police officers this morning were searching for a Las Vegas man they believed killed a 49-year-old man outside Boulder Station on Oct. 7.
9:45 a.m.
Kerry's daughter visits Henderson
When she saw it, Vanessa Kerry, daughter of Democratic presidential contender John Kerry, gave Reynolds a big hug and said her father was running to help families such as hers.
9:39 a.m.
Reid goes on offensive in support of Gallagher
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has come out swinging for struggling congressional candidate Tom Gallagher, saying that Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., has indicated he is giving up on the fight against Yucca Mountain in Congress.
9:38 a.m.
Boggs McDonald wants Goldwater to pull TV spot
Clark County Commissioner Lynette Boggs McDonald and the man who wants her job, Assemblyman David Goldwater, traded verbal punches Friday in what has become a daily sparring match for the District F candidates.
9:38 a.m.
Health District on lookout for flu
The Clark County Health District is on the lookout for the flu's advance into the valley.
9:38 a.m.
Real estate agent recounts conversation with Murphy
Sandy Murphy was hysterical on the day Ted Binion died during a call to his real estate agent, according to testimony Friday in the retrial of Murphy and Rick Tabish on murder charges in Binion's ...
9:32 a.m.
New Sprint services to help track wireless gear
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Corp. said today it is coming out with a suite of services aimed at helping companies better manage cell phones and PDAs they issue to employees, including a feature to ...
9:28 a.m.
BIA rejects Paugussetts' appeal of recognition denial
The rejection effectively ends the Paugussetts' efforts before the BIA to get recognition, which would bring many benefits to the Trumbull-based tribe, including the right to negotiate with the state to open a gambling casino, ...
9:22 a.m.
Report: State's take could be half of casinos' profit
Pawlenty has said the casinos risk competition from Las Vegas if they don't pay up.
9:22 a.m.
EU proposes end of dispute with Washington
But EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy warned that the sanctions -- which add up to more than $300 million in 2004 -- could reappear because of alleged loopholes in the law signed by President Bush ...
9:21 a.m.
Profit zooms 78 percent amid summer travel surge
Beverly Hills-based Hilton said it earned $61 million, or 16 cents a share, for the quarter, compared with $34 million, or 9 cents a share, a year ago.
9:19 a.m.
Gaming opponents recount stories of gambling addictions
OMAHA, Neb. -- Brook Seacrest's interest in gambling began with a trip to Las Vegas with friends two years ago. But what started as a fun pastime quickly turned into an addiction.
9:19 a.m.
Montoya ends first Formula One season with Brazil win
Juan Pablo Montoya left his first job in Formula One by winning Sunday's season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix. David Coulthard's last race for the McLaren team after nine seasons ended in disappointment.
9:18 a.m.
Preps: This week's schedule
Girls' Volleyball All times 5 p.m. unless noted: Vo-Tech at Basic, Del Sol at Coronado, Foothill at Silverado, Green Valley at Liberty, Durango at Bonanza, Clark at Bishop Gorman 6 p.m., Spring Valley at Western, ...
9:17 a.m.
Wranglers get a few answers in first weekend
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Two days into the regular season probably isn't the best time for any hockey team to get into an overtime shootout.
9:14 a.m.
Editorial: Voter drives need fixing
Now we're hearing allegations that many registration forms were never turned in to county election departments. Here in Las Vegas earlier this month, a former worker for the Republican-funded Voters Outreach of America alleged that ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Canada is good enough now
I'm personally surprised that Canada didn't tell us to take a walk, considering that we, until now, just didn't find their products good enough for consumption.
9:07 a.m.
Letter: English must be understood to vote properly
In order to make informed choices, all citizens, especially voters, should have a reasonable written and verbal comprehension of English. When someone is granted citizenship here, this must not only be mandatory, but strictly enforced. ...
9:07 a.m.
Editorial: Children in harm's way
Las Vegas Councilman Lawrence Weekly, at the Clark County School Board's last meeting, appealed to the board's members to provide bus service for children who now take this route. The children can't get bus service ...
9:06 a.m.
Relatives mourn Nellis airman who died in action
Airman 1st Class Jesse Samek's relatives said they will always remember how proud he was to be a member of the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base.
8:49 a.m.
Showgirl Reale remembered as loving mom
The children of 1950s Las Vegas showgirl Dusty Reale -- whose real name was Betty Jean Villareale -- used to boast that they had the prettiest mom of any students in their schools.
8:47 a.m.
Longtime Southern Nevada developer Collins dies
When Martin Collins made a business deal for one of his many development projects in Southern Nevada, a written contract was never needed -- his handshake was his bond.
8:46 a.m.
Obituaries for October 25, 2004
Elinore Livenston, 86, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local hospice. She was born Aug. 18, 1918, in Pittsburgh. A resident for 19 years, she was a homemaker.
8:46 a.m.
Alice Cooper fails to scare up much action
Cooper made it onto FM radio with anthemic, coming-of-age songs such as "I'm Eighteen" and "School's Out," but he was just as famous for cutting off heads and wrapping himself in snakes during his freaky ...
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Train yourself for holiday
Nevada was admitted into the union as a state Oct. 31, 1864. State offices will be closed Friday, in honor of the holiday.
8:18 a.m.
Face Off: Popularity of candidates masks give hint to election victor
With the presidential election two weeks away, the polls have Democratic hopeful Kerry in a virtual toss-up with Republican incumbent Bush. Many political pundits have said that the race is simply too close to call.
8:18 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for October 25, 2004
With just about a week to go before the presidential election, get-out-and-vote messages are seemingly everywhere - even in places you'd least expect to find them. On your coffee cup, for example - assuming you ...
8:14 a.m.
Champ Car Schedule-Winners
May 23 - Monterey, Mexico (Sebastien Bourdais)
4:41 a.m.

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