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Archive for September 3, 2004

County officials joining monorail probe
Clark County building officials, who oversee safety of the Las Vegas Monorail, have joined the investigation into what caused a 60-pound tire assembly to fall more than 20 feet from a moving train Wednesday.
11:21 a.m.
Candidate says he has received no money
CARSON CITY -- Reno lawyer Kevin Mirch stands alone in his race for the Nevada Supreme Court.
11:15 a.m.
Rogers chooses lobbyists for 2005 Legislature
Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers has selected Assemblyman-turned-lobbyist Josh Griffin, R-Henderson, and Nevada Resort Association lobbyist Tim Crowley to serve as the higher education system's chief advocates in the 2005 Legislature.
11:13 a.m.
Doctors file complaint over questions
CARSON CITY -- An organization of doctors today filed a complaint with the secretary of state alleging that the campaign financial disclosure regulations are being violated by groups behind two proposed constitutional amendments supported by ...
11:12 a.m.
Las Vegas is no place to dodge limelight
What happens in Las Vegas does not always stay in Las Vegas; ask any politician in the public's eye.
11:10 a.m.
Legislature must repair initiative laws
CARSON CITY -- With a number of provisions in the state's election laws falling to court challenges, the 2005 Legislature will have some major repair work to do.
11:09 a.m.
Ward 1 group urges Moncrief recall
A group of residents in Las Vegas' Ward 1 launched a recall effort against Councilwoman Janet Moncrief Thursday, saying she has failed to protect the district from development and calling her recent indictment "the straw ...
11:08 a.m.
Cox Communications bonds fall
ATLANTA -- Bonds of Cox Communications Inc. are tumbling after a bid to take the third-largest U.S. cable-television operator private led Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's to say they may cut its credit ...
11:08 a.m.
Dynamite fear forces evacuation of town
The 200 residents of Goodsprings, a mining town just off the beaten path northwest of Jean, were evacuated Thursday for eight hours after aging dynamite was found deteriorating at a nearby home.
11:07 a.m.
Couple attacked in home in gated complex
A man and woman were attacked in their northwest Las Vegas home early this morning by three men who forced their way inside wielding semiautomatic weapons.
11:07 a.m.
Ethics panel finds against Augustine
CARSON CITY -- A panel of the state Ethics Commission today found there was "just and sufficient cause" to go forward with a complaint against state Controller Kathy Augustine for using government time and equipment ...
11:07 a.m.
EOB fails on policy for credit cards
For the second month in a row the financially troubled Economic Opportunity Board failed to come up with a policy to monitor credit card use and did not present a financial report at a board ...
11:01 a.m.
Letter: Kerry's protest was courageous
Particularly reprehensible is that one accuser, Larry Thurlow, won recognition for valor in the same engagement with the enemy he denies took place.
10:59 a.m.
TSA gives up on limo system
The Nevada Transportation Services Authority, saying its hands have been tied by state lawmakers who refused last month to reconsider the development of an allocation system for the limousine industry, has thrown in the towel.
10:58 a.m.
Bail set at $620,000 for alleged rapist
A 38-year-old man accused of committing a series of rapes in the late 1990s in the East Flamingo Road area will have to post $620,000 in bail to get out of the Clark County Detention ...
10:58 a.m.
Nation's unemployment rate dips slightly
WASHINGTON -- America's payrolls picked up in August, with the economy adding 144,000 jobs, slightly less than economists were forecasting and highlighting the slow and uneven recovery in the labor market that jobseekers have braved.
10:54 a.m.
High court rejects appeal of Stratosphere thrill ride case
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court today rejected the appeal of the Stratosphere Resort & Casino to develop a roller-coaster-type thrill ride at its property in Las Vegas.
10:54 a.m.
Contract talks lead to walk-out
Teamsters-led workers walked off their jobs breaking down MAGIC Marketplace at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Thursday evening, following a collapse in negotiations for contracts that expired at the end of June.
10:53 a.m.
Health care costs weigh on Mandalay
Mandalay Resort Group reported a 38 percent increase in profit in the second quarter as the company charged higher prices for rooms and occupancy rates improved. But earnings missed analysts' estimates in part because of ...
10:52 a.m.
Communication plan urged
"Many times people have to evacuate quickly and lose telephone service. As a result, they are unable to let loved ones know they are OK," Penney Towers, chief executive of the Red Cross, said.
10:52 a.m.
Drugmaker to settle claims
The settlement will result in a third-quarter charge of $229 million, New York-based Pfizer said in a statement. Quigley Co., the subsidiary Pfizer bought in 1968, filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Court in ...
10:51 a.m.
LVCVA expects another huge holiday weekend
Las Vegas resorts are gearing up for one of the biggest Labor Day weekends ever, despite gasoline prices' climbing back above the $2 barrier.
10:51 a.m.
West Nile hits 3 more residents of Clark County
Of the total, eight cases are confirmed, meaning blood samples have been double-checked by specialists in California; and nine are listed as probable, meaning they tested positive at a local lab.
10:46 a.m.
Turn up the Vol-ume
UNLV defensive coordinator Mike Bradeson is no stranger to Neyland Stadium and its 100,000-plus orange-clad fans.
10:46 a.m.
Metro miffed over image of policeman
The department sent Allen a letter dated Monday informing her that the flier, which shows a police officer in a brown uniform next to a smiling doctor, "is an unauthorized use of our uniform and ...
10:43 a.m.
Gaming briefs for September 3, 2004
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A federal court ruling will enable an Oklahoma tribe to move forward in its pursuit of opening gambling enterprises in New York state.
10:39 a.m.
Shuffle Master posts strong quarter
Gaming equipment supply company Shuffle Master Inc., riding a surge in popularity of table games, on Thursday reported year-over-year increases in several financial categories for the third quarter and beat Wall Street earnings estimates.
10:37 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Convention gets Vegas representation
Seems that one of the best parties at the Republican National Convention, which ended Thursday night in the Big Apple, was tossed by Barrick Gaming -- which recently purchased the Plaza, Las Vegas Club, Gold ...
10:30 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: A checkerboard stage awaits
After pulling a groin muscle while trying to hoist the Tennessee football media guide into browsing position, I finally figured out how the sports books derive a betting line for intersectional games such as UNLV's ...
10:17 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 3, 2004
Still without a home for next year, the Montreal Expos are remaining in the NL East under the draft 2005 schedule created by the commissioner's office.
10:15 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Champ Cars bosses won't cave on demand for more Vegas speed
Despite the protestation of at least one of the series' drivers, the Champ Car World Series has decided not to alter the aerodynamic package the team tested at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last month in ...
10:10 a.m.
Canada trip will keep Rebels busy
Labor Day weekend will really be a weekend of labor for new UNLV basketball coach Lon Kruger and his squad. The Rebels leave today for Vancouver, British Columbia, for a four-game foreign tour. And there ...
10:06 a.m.
Prep football rankings
2. Foothill (1-0) Falcons escape penalties against Eldo
10:02 a.m.
Columnist Nick Christensen: Which way did they go? Palo Verde keeps 'em guessing
Darwin Rost's offense is about to graduate its first class.
9:57 a.m.
Sunday's matchup: UNLV (0-0) at Tennessee (0-0)
WHEN UNLV HAS THE BALL UNLV run offense vs. Tennessee run defense New UNLV offensive coordinator Bruce Snyder believes in a strong, physical run game and says his goal is to have an offensive line ...
9:54 a.m.
Uninsured motorist policies clarified
CARSON CITY -- Car owners who buy insurance policies to cover them against uninsured or underinsured drivers can collect on those policies if they are injured while riding in another vehicle, the Nevada Supreme Court ...
9:41 a.m.
Court upholds ruling for worker
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a construction worker was entitled to compensation when he fell from a scaffold in Las Vegas, even though he tested positive for marijuana metabolite in ...
9:40 a.m.
Labor Day fire danger warned for mountains
As Southern Nevada residents prepare for picnics, camping and hiking during the Labor Day weekend, a red flag warning for fire was issued for the Spring Mountains.
9:40 a.m.
Fatal crash adds to motorcycle deaths
A 65-year-old Las Vegas man was killed Thursday morning when he was thrown off a motorcycle after hitting a fire hydrant on Pecos Road south of Tropicana Avenue, Metro Police said.
9:40 a.m.
News briefs for September 3, 2004
Nineteen people were displaced Thursday night after a two-alarm fire swept through their northwest Las Vegas apartment complex that afternoon.
9:39 a.m.
Candidates deal with sign issues
Clark County School Board candidate Ryan Devins plans to spend his Labor Day weekend adding the word "Elect" to the 100 campaign signs he has posted around northwest Las Vegas.
9:39 a.m.
Vols will wait to name QB
Tennessee head coach Phil Fulmer decided to wait until today to name his starting quarterback for Sunday night's game even though reports from Knoxville have Brent Schaeffer taking most of the reps with the first-team ...
9:35 a.m.
Segerblom top spender among candidates for School Board
In the race for a seat on the Clark County School Board, attorney Richard Segerblom leads in spending, having shelled out nearly $24,000 leading up to Tuesday's primary.
9:30 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 3, 2004
Theodore Abrahams, 81, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was born May 11, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 8 1/2 years, he was a retired owner in the retail ...
9:30 a.m.
Delegates moved by visit to ground zero
Nevada's delegates traveled to the World Trade Center site his week, where two hijacked planes brought down the towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
9:29 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- BOURBON PARTY -- Baze aboard Sadler trainee, needs crafty trip from post draw in mile opener, good spot for action. TRICKY TRAVIS -- Draws good inner post for two-turn claimer, Berrio on ...
9:29 a.m.
Enthusiastic delegates hope to register more GOP voters
NEW YORK -- President Bush laid out his specific plan for a "more hopeful America" as he accepted his party's nomination at the 2004 Republican National Convention Thursday.
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Outdoor World adventures only two months away
Two months and counting.
9:21 a.m.
Fishing report: Striped bass are still the big news
LAKE MEAD: Striped bass fishing continues to be very good for boaters and shore anglers in the Boulder Basin while largemouth bass are being caught in the Overton Arm, according to the Nevada Department of ...
9:20 a.m.
Concerns raised over candidate's help from Station Casinos
Almost half of the contributions going to Democratic state Senate candidate Cedric Crear came from Station Casinos, its affiliates and its executives, according to new campaign finance reports.
9:12 a.m.
Senate candidate disavows group's attacks
Republican candidate Joe Heck has gained some name recognition through a nasty campaign being waged against his opponent in Senate District 5 -- but on Thursday he said he doesn't like it.
9:08 a.m.
Enron chief asks judge to authorize fee
"At the time of Cooper's retention, Enron was in a total free-fall," the company said in court papers. "Cooper's leadership has brought extraordinary results for creditors."
9:08 a.m.
Real estate developer settles SEC allegations over bonds
A Palm Springs real estate developer will pay $40,000 to settle federal allegations he defrauded investors who had purchased $12.75 million worth of municipal bonds to finance a Nevada casino.
9:06 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Ozomatli can groove in any language
Ulises Bella, who plays saxophone and clarinet for Ozomatli, has discovered a difference during the Los Angeles-based groove band's world travels.
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Humiliation in court not new
Sylvia Beller was only trying to teach this young man to experience now what he might experience later in life if he finds himself in a divorce -- the loss of his dignity and the ...
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Student interests lost in pettiness
The fights will continue until presidents and regents stop being rewarded for their bad behavior. The Legislature, alumni and voters have routinely rewarded those with the worst behavior with re-election, retention, new buildings, new programs, ...
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Store nuke waste where it is made
There are numerous problems in Nevada, including our lack of water. To suggest, however, that we don't care or that we shouldn't be concerned about a waste dump in our backyard is only silliness.
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Kubler-Ross was hospice pioneer
Her efforts, through her book in 1969, "On Death and Dying," helped pave the way for hospice and a greater understanding and awakening in how we, in this country, address death and dying.
9:02 a.m.
Letter: All eyes again on suspect Florida
It seems that Florida Gov. Jeb Bush ordered a list compiled to ensure that felons do not vote. When a judge forced the release of this list, it turned out that it contained the names ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Voters can't trust Vietnam-dodging Bush on Yucca
President Bush, however, has denied using his influential name to get into the National Guard. But now, with the evidence presented by Barnes, the media and all citizens should view everything President Bush says with ...
9:01 a.m.
Venerable 'Jubilee!' shows no signs of flagging at Bally's
Costumes are the real stars of "Jubilee!," the spectacular topless revue that continues to awe fans in its 23rd year at Bally's. Breasts are relegated to playing supporting roles.
9:01 a.m.
Source: Packers trade safety Anderson to Oakland
The Packers will get a fifth- and a sixth-round pick for Anderson, said the source, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
9:01 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Guest Columnist Ellen Knowlton: Rising to the challenge
The FBI's priorities and activities have always been flexible. In fact, change is so ingrained in the FBI's culture that some agents have a saying, "If you don't like the work, just wait -- it ...
8:59 a.m.
Kaz still hypnotic as he heads for Sunset
A couple of "f" words best describe Thom Kaz's "Rock 'n' Roll Hypnosis Show" -- fun and free.
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: DNA funding crisis
Metro, which receives funding from the Las Vegas City Council and the Clark County Commission, has had difficulty in recent years getting support to hire enough police officers, let alone sufficiently staff its labs. It's ...
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Dialogue on regents has been needed
Rogers says we must move toward this goal by cutting the size of the board, which now numbers 13. We fully agree. For an example, he gives his own alma mater, the University of Arizona. ...
8:54 a.m.
Datebook for September 3, 2004
The Las Vegas Arts District will host "First Friday," a community arts event, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today on Colorado Avenue. Maps of the district can be obtained from The Funk house, 1228 ...
8:53 a.m.
Ushering in the Fall
For many Americans, Labor Day weekend is all about barbecues, swimming pools and road trips.
8:50 a.m.
Hypnosis use contested in Wolff murder trial
The validity of hypnosis became an issue of contention Thursday when prosecutors moved to keep statements allegedly made by a defendant in a murder trial from being heard by the jury.
8:49 a.m.
Intersection where child was killed gets safety upgrade
The city put a reflective yellowish-green sign in the middle of the road and will put some small traffic islands around the intersection of Craig Creek Avenue and Revere Street in the near future, city ...
8:46 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! makes fashionable move
It was pure serendipity that I was in Chicago when the first Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! opened on Dec. 26, 1985. Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba! is one of the Lettuce Entertain You group properties. Lettuce Entertain You was founded ...
8:45 a.m.
On Display for September 3, 2004
Norman Rockwell's art is on exhibit today through Monday at the Centaur Art Galleries, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite 1040. Admission is free. 737-1234.
8:43 a.m.
Pajo gives voice to 'Whatever, Mortal'
David Pajo achieved underground superstar status long before he ever opened his mouth to sing in public.
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Vocalist Polistico still has a fighting chance
Don King produced the bout, which Ali won when Frazier could not continue for the 15th round.
8:40 a.m.
Community briefs for September 3, 2004
Cirque du Soleil will host the fourth annual Run Away with Cirque du Soleil 5k run and 1-mile fun walk beginning with a warmup at 7:30 a.m. Monday at Paseo Verde Park in Henderson, to ...
8:29 a.m.
School counselor recommends kids for camp
September 4 - 7, 2004
5:45 a.m.
Public asked for its two bits on state quarter
WEEKEND EDITION
5:45 a.m.
Going for gold
WEEKEND EDITION
5:44 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Can't sidestep predictions
WEEKEND EDITION September 4 - 7, 2004
5:42 a.m.
Editorial: O'Connell and taxes
September 4 - 7, 2004
5:40 a.m.
Editorial: After the cheering ...
September 4 - 7, 2004
5:38 a.m.
Letter: Watch the film, then criticize
September 4 - 7, 2004
5:35 a.m.
Ben There, Done That
WEEKEND EDITION
5:05 a.m.
Cheney reaffirms Bush stance on Yucca Mountain
Vice President Dick Cheney repeated the same message Friday about putting the Yucca Mountain project in Nevada that President Bush made when he visited the area in August.
5:01 a.m.
Kids write about their fun at camp
September 4 - 7, 2004
4:46 a.m.
Backyards turned into sanctuaries for desert wildlife
WEEKEND EDITION
4:45 a.m.
Happy campers
WEEKEND EDITION
4:45 a.m.

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