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World's largest wine bottle displayed at Morton's
The restaurant chain commissioned the bottle of Beringer Vineyards 2001 Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the restaurants.
11:23 a.m.
Maloofs pad Schwarzenegger campaign
SACRAMENTO -- When they organized a $1 million fundraiser for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in February, Sacramento Kings owners Gavin and Joe Maloof's family casino business was negotiating a deal that would net them millions from ...
11:19 a.m.
Gaming briefs for September 1, 2004
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A member of the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino board of directors has dropped his proposal that board members receive an annual salary.
11:18 a.m.
LV ticketing outlet acquired for $25 million
Southlake, Texas-based Travelocity, owned by Sabre Holdings Corp., plans to operate Allstate as a subsidiary.
11:18 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 1, 2004
An Air Force football player was found innocent of drug charges today after telling a court-martial he thought the steroids he had taken were legal.
11:15 a.m.
DOE takes another Yucca hit from NRC
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission handed Yucca Mountain another setback Tuesday, saying the Energy Department did not have all of its project documents in order when the 5.6 million pages were submitted in June.
11:14 a.m.
Near-collisions down at NLV Airport
The number of planes nearly colliding with other aircraft or objects on runways at the oft-criticized North Las Vegas Airport continued to drop last fiscal year, according to a new Federal Aviation Administration report.
11:13 a.m.
Vegas firm faces 'do-not-call' fines
A Las Vegas telemarketing company is facing a federal lawsuit on charges that it violated the rules of the federal do-not-call registry designed to protect consumers from unwanted solicitations.
11:12 a.m.
Candidates for Supreme Court report campaign contributions
CARSON CITY -- Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas has raised $174,792 in campaign contributions in his bid to retain his job in the upcoming election.
11:12 a.m.
Source: Kenny given $200,000 in land deal
Former Clark County Commissioner Erin Kenny received $200,000 to help pass a controversial land deal involving a drugstore and convenience store three years ago, a source close to an ongoing federal political corruption investigation said.
11:11 a.m.
Protection sought for Little Red Rock land
Written comments on Little Red Rocks are due to the Army Corps of Engineers by Sept. 10. Comments should be sent to the District Engineer, U.S. Army, Corp. of Engineers, Sacramento District, Attn: Regulatory Branch, ...
11:11 a.m.
Pedestrian hit by cab still in serious condition
A North Carolina woman in Las Vegas for the MAGIC convention remained in serious condition this morning after she was struck by a taxicab while illegally crossing the street.
11:09 a.m.
Consumers' natural gas bills to jump 5 percent
The state Public Utilities Commission approved a $7.3 million, or about 2.5 percent overall, general rate increase for Southwest Gas Corp. of Las Vegas.
11:08 a.m.
Arrest made in series of '90s rapes
Metro Police on Tuesday arrested a 38-year-old man believed to be responsible for a series of rapes in the late 1990s in the East Flamingo Road area.
11:05 a.m.
Falling SAT math scores don't add up, official says
A four-point drop in math scores on the most widely used college entrance test has given Clark County School District officials "something to keep an eye on," the woman in charge of the district's testing ...
11:04 a.m.
Rogers blasts regents in memo
Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers sent a scathing memo to the state higher education system's Board of Regents Tuesday evening informing the board that the system is dysfunctional and inefficient and that board divisiveness was largely ...
11:03 a.m.
Marijuana petition fails on second count
CARSON CITY -- A second count of the signatures on an initiative petition to allow adults to each possess up to an ounce of marijuana has found that the petition does not have enough signatures ...
11:02 a.m.
Just in time for holiday, gasoline prices rise again
Harold Scranton wants to visit friends out of state over the three-day Labor Day weekend, but with gasoline prices shooting above $2 a gallon in Las Vegas and elsewhere, he is not sure he's going ...
11:00 a.m.
Edwards' wife discusses military benefits, Yucca
Her staff was trying to hurry her along, so they sighed Tuesday when a reporter asked Elizabeth Edwards about medical malpractice reform.
10:59 a.m.
Man appears in court in child's death
Wayne Jackson, wearing North Las Vegas Detention Center-issued khakis, appeared this morning before North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Natalie Tyrrell during what turned out to be a one-minute arraignment, where a 9:30 a.m. ...
10:58 a.m.
Injuries mounting as Rebels prepare to open
The big news from UNLV football practice Tuesday night was that there weren't any more serious injuries to Rebels players.
10:54 a.m.
'The fight of my life'
Oscar De La Hoya has been talking a lot lately about upending Bernard Hopkins to become the middleweight champion of the world.
10:54 a.m.
Tennis stars feel the New York heat
NEW YORK -- As the reigning Wimbledon champion, Maria Sharapova is learning to deal with a higher profile and greater expectations.
10:48 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Even in the glow of gold, Harrigan worries about coach
As she got off the airplane at McCarran International Airport Monday night, her third Olympics softball gold medal draped around her neck and surrounded by friends and family, Las Vegas' Lori Harrigan basked in what ...
10:48 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Looking out for No. 1, Carpentier has eye on IRL
This month's Champ Car World Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway could prove to be Patrick Carpentier's lone opportunity to race on his hometown track.
10:45 a.m.
Apparel firms unsure of quota changes
Consumers most likely won't see a decrease in prices when worldwide apparel quotas are lifted at the first of the year.
10:43 a.m.
New chapter for Aladdin begins as Earl takes over
Workers of the Aladdin hotel and casino had New York strip steak for breakfast this morning in the employee dining room. It was Robert Earl's way of saying thank you for persevering through 35 months ...
10:38 a.m.
Long injects a positive attitude into Sierra Vista program
SUNSET REGION Northwest Division
10:35 a.m.
Jets, Pennington close
New York Jets quarterback Chad Pennington, entering his fifth season in the NFL, is close to a deal that will net him about $22 million in guaranteed money.
10:13 a.m.
Snapshot at the window: Figuring out the house edge
While a great number of people care about which sports books offer the best Super Bowl futures, relatively few care about the underlying mathematics.
10:13 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Fab Four for '04
We surveyed 14 major Las Vegas sports books and analyzed the house edge in each of their Super Bowl future books.
10:00 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 1, 2004
Stephen Boghian, 76, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born March 20, 1928, in Detroit. A resident for 14 years, he was a retired machinist in the aerospace industry.
9:46 a.m.
Decision expected in Nader case today
CARSON CITY -- Ralph Nader's chances of appearing as an independent candidate for president on the Nevada ballot may hinge on whether those who circulated his nominating petition put their correct addresses on the documents.
9:45 a.m.
Genstel, widow of Nellis Air Force Base's namesake, dies
While walking out of Las Vegas' El Portal movie theater in the weeks following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Shirley Nellis' 25-year-old husband, Bill, asked her: "Should I join up?"
9:44 a.m.
Jury hears one of murder defendant's statements to police
The first of two recorded statements given to detectives by a man on trial for murder and robbery was played for jurors on Tuesday, but they were not allowed to watch a portion of one ...
9:44 a.m.
LV sends letter of termination
The CenterStaging group has 10 days from receipt of the letter to respond to the termination notice.
9:43 a.m.
Sandoval to address delegates
NEW YORK -- Attorney General Brian Sandoval will take the podium and address his fellow Republicans tonight, praising the Bush administration's record on protecting children, representing his strong support for Bush's re-election.
9:43 a.m.
Bush team, Nevada delegates talk strategy
NEW YORK -- Key members of the Bush campaign and the Republican Party challenged Nevada delegates to build even strong volunteer organizations and recruit more voters as Election Day nears.
9:43 a.m.
Teachers get video warning
To many, it's a no-brainer message -- if you're a Clark County School District employee and engage in sexual misconduct with a student, you'll be fired, face criminal prosecution and ruin your future.
9:42 a.m.
Police say car fire not related to fuel tank problem
The cruiser was a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria, which many police departments use. Sgt. Chris Jones said the department upgraded the safety of its Crown Victorias several years ago.
9:42 a.m.
Services for the mentally ill take another hit
A 12-bed wing for mentally ill senior citizens at Valley Hospital Medical Center shut down last weekend, leaving the region with only one other such service.
9:41 a.m.
Titus calls LV growth a state issue
A potential candidate for governor in 2006 is calling for the state government to take a bigger role in growth-related environmental issues, a move she said is likely.
9:41 a.m.
Third time no charm for tax petition
CARSON CITY -- After a third count, the referendum petition to repeal the $833.5 million tax increase has come up short again, failing to garner the signatures needed to put the issue on the November ...
9:41 a.m.
Former hostess to face trial in restaurant killing
A Las Vegas woman accused of killing an Applebee's restaurant manager in a late-night robbery in August 2003 will face trial, Henderson Justice of the Peace Rodney Burr ruled Tuesday, but the prosecution appears to ...
9:40 a.m.
Slogans adorn wide variety of GOP souvenirs
NEW YORK -- The motto for salesmen at the convention is leave no souvenir behind.
9:39 a.m.
Old West park plan gets little support from residents
When Sher Capital representatives asked the 31 Boulder City residents attending a meeting Tuesday night to raise their hand if they supported building an Old West theme park in their city, three arms lifted high.
9:39 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- HURRICANE ROUTE -- Draws good post for sprint opener, Flores aboard co-owner Headley trainee, diploma Route to winners circle. SIREN LURE -- Nakatani on West trainee, draws good box for maiden/claiming dash, ...
9:25 a.m.
Lower class size called a key to better education
Concerned parents and Clark County School District officials meeting Tuesday night agreed that classes should be smaller and that the roadblock to achieving that is finding the additional money to hire more teachers and build ...
9:14 a.m.
Medical school plans to expand residency programs
If they train here, they'll stay here.
9:14 a.m.
Manufacturing activity cooled slightly in August
WASHINGTON -- U.S. manufacturing expanded less broadly in August as fewer companies reported an increase in orders and production.
9:05 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: College gets a surprise gift from golfing grad
Over the years, I have been critical of many successful PGA touring professionals, likening them to a bunch of spoiled, rich, demanding and unappreciative prima donnas.
9:02 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Green Valley winning streak: A generation of greatness
In terms of Las Vegas sports history, it is not discussed with the iconic reverence reserved for people such as Greg Maddux and teams such as the 1989 UNLV Rebels basketball team. Hey, it's not ...
8:56 a.m.
Biaggi to head conservation office
Gov. Kenny Guinn today announced the appointment of Allen Biaggi to the $109,582 a year job to succeed Michael Turnipseed, who resigned. Biaggi has been acting director since July 9.
8:50 a.m.
Veterans planning Sunday celebration
The event will honor the partnership between veterans and labor.
8:49 a.m.
PacificCare gives $35,000
Adoption Exchange -- Nevada received $5,000 to recruit adoptive families for children who live in Nevada foster homes.
8:48 a.m.
Comments sought on wilderness proposal
The BLM and the Park Service share management duties of the area, that stretches from the Valley of Fire to Callville Bay at Lake Mead.
8:48 a.m.
Letter: Wet 'n Wild will be missed
It seems every time a place is built for all ages to go to and have a good time, the next thing you know it's torn down for another casino.
8:33 a.m.
Letter: God cherished in public conscience
Long before George W. Bush arrived on the scene there were those who indelibly "imposed" God upon our culture and nation. Their words were cherished then and so accepted by our forebears that they were ...
8:32 a.m.
Letter: President is not in tune with the economy's needs
It's the same old trickle-down economics Republicans have used for decades. It has made the rich richer and the rest of us poorer. And the country has been left with debilitating national deficits that suck ...
8:32 a.m.
Editorial: Court official showed lack of judgment
Unfortunately, this is not what happened last week when a teenage boy wearing a G-Unit T-shirt appeared in Juvenile Court before Hearing Master Sylvia Beller. Hearing masters are not judges, but they are appointed by ...
8:31 a.m.
Editorial: Lori Harrigan brings honor to Las Vegas
The accomplishments did not stop at graduation. She was a gold medalist at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 International Softball Federation's world championships. She took gold at the 1995, 1999 and 2003 Pan American Games. ...
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Junior League is major-league endeavor
This school has the highest population of homeless children of any school in Clark County. Once a month, the Junior League hosts a birthday party for all of the children with birthdays during the month.
8:20 a.m.
Believe in MAGIC
It's not even fall and already the fashion industry is looking to spring.
8:20 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Saks stocks shelves with savings
There is an abundance of new merchandise, with more arriving almost daily. The fine jewelry cases have a number of name brand oversized watches for men and women. Such upscale names as TechnoMarine were included. ...
8:15 a.m.
Nader wins suit to stay on Nevada ballot
District Judge Bill Maddox, after hearings covering three days, said there were at least 7,000 valid signatures of registered Nevada voters on the petition to qualify Nader for the ballot. The law required Nader get ...
2:20 a.m.

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