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Archive for September 8, 2004

Missing cartridges slow Washoe County results
CARSON CITY -- By early today, Washoe County had not completed counting ballots from Tuesday's election because of missing computer cartridges that still hold votes, officials said.
11:03 a.m.
Tax dispute, scandals bring down incumbents
Apparently remembering last year's divisive tax debate and other political controversies, voters tossed out a handful of high-profile incumbents in the primary election Tuesday.
11:03 a.m.
Collins upends Kincaid-Chauncey
Assemblyman Tom Collins emerged from the five-way scramble for the Clark County Commission District B seat, beating out a two-term incumbent who was hurt badly by a federal indictment made public 14 months ago.
11:02 a.m.
Pair of hotel carjackings investigated
Carjackings occurred this morning at the Bellagio and the Hard Rock Hotel, Metro Police said.
11:00 a.m.
State sues over Yucca rail line
WASHINGTON -- Nevada sued the Energy Department once again today, this time over its plan to build a new rail line in the state to move spent nuclear fuel to Yucca Mountain.
10:58 a.m.
Valley hospitals building to high standard
In the Las Vegas Valley, hospitals are going high-tech and focusing on hotel amenities to improve patients' experiences.
10:57 a.m.
Airline lowers outlook
The Kew Gardens, N.Y.-based discount airline said August traffic surged to 1.53 billion revenue passenger miles from 1.17 billion a year ago. A revenue passenger mile is one paying passenger flown one mile.
10:57 a.m.
High court overturns murder conviction
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court granted a new trial to a man convicted of murder and handed down decisions in four other Las Vegas cases Tuesday.
10:57 a.m.
Treasures dancer not guilty of prostitution
Head down as she sobbed, Treasures dancer Barbara Lewis was found guilty of violating Las Vegas' erotic dance ordinance Tuesday.
10:54 a.m.
Valley traffic delays getting shorter
It may be hard to believe while crawling through the Rainbow curve on U.S. 95, but traffic delays in Las Vegas have gotten shorter, according to a study released Tuesday.
10:54 a.m.
Heck knocks O'Connell out of race
Physician Joe Heck knocked out one of the Legislature's most famous fiscal watchdogs in the Republican primary.
10:52 a.m.
Tax fighter Beers beats Rawson
Nevada's foremost anti-tax baron took out one of Nevada's most entrenched state senators in Tuesday's primary.
10:52 a.m.
Williams bows to controversy, Munford
In the end, Democrat Wendell Williams probably just had too many scandals attached to his name to pull out another election night victory.
10:50 a.m.
Hiring frozen at CCSN
CCSN president Richard Carpenter froze hiring Tuesday at all levels of the state's largest higher education institution.
10:49 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 8, 2004
Iran has paid a judo champion who avoided an Olympic match against an Israeli the same $125,000 prize money it awarded its gold medal winners, the official Islamic Republic News Agency said today.
10:47 a.m.
Greenspan says economy has regained 'traction'
NEW YORK -- U.S. economic growth is picking up after hitting a "soft patch" earlier this year and oil prices aren't causing inflation to accelerate, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said today. Growth may not ...
10:45 a.m.
Molson boss says merger may lack support
CEO Dan O'Neill told The Globe and Mail, a Toronto-based newspaper, that the proposed deal is the best for shareholders, but wavered on whether enough of the company's class-A nonvoting shareholders were convinced.
10:44 a.m.
Stage workers' union in war over leadership
Documents filed in federal court say two trustees, appointed by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) to run IATSE Local 720 in April 2002, have agreed to leave conditionally, following a U.S. Labor ...
10:43 a.m.
Gaming briefs for September 8, 2004
HONG KONG -- Las Vegas Sands Inc., which recently opened a casino in Macau, said today that it has proposed a resort development on a nearby Chinese island, but without any casinos because they are ...
10:36 a.m.
Station Casinos boosts outlook for quarter
Station Casinos Inc. officials said they expect the company's third-quarter profit to be stronger than expected based on the strength of the Las Vegas economy and revenue growth trends. Performance in 2005 also should be ...
10:32 a.m.
Owners end negotiations to sell Hacienda to NPS
The owners of the Hacienda -- the first hotel-casino U.S. 93 travelers from Arizona see after they cross Hoover Dam -- have ended negotiations to sell the property to the National Park Service.
10:32 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Conservative group ducks 'Pride' parade
But the advertiser-backed Family Friendly Programming Forum has withdrawn its funding for NBC's adult-themed animated series "Father of the Pride." The animated situation comedy depicts the sex-filled lives of animals in Siegfried & Roy's Las ...
10:29 a.m.
1 in 4 registered voters cast ballots in county
Unofficial totals reported by the Clark County Registrar of Voters included a turnout of 148,872 voters, 25.1 percent of the county's 593,912 registered voters.
9:42 a.m.
Voting smooth with new touch-screen machines
CARSON CITY -- Voting in Carson City with the new touch-screen machines went smoothly Tuesday as federal officials looked on.
9:42 a.m.
Obituaries for September 8, 2004
Marie A. DeMauro, 83, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. A homemaker, she was born Feb. 8, 1921, in Pittsburgh.
9:39 a.m.
Council to take new look at helipads
After residents opposed a plan that would allow some homes to have their own helipads, the Henderson City Council on Tuesday agreed to wait another two months to decide whether to make the change to ...
9:38 a.m.
DeStefano wins election, but loses in court battle
Mark DeStefano finished first in the race for the District 13 university regent seat Tuesday, hours after a District Court judge declared he had failed to meet the residency requirement for his candidacy.
9:38 a.m.
Cory to face Henderson in general
Cory, 60, who has practiced law in Nevada for 32 years, won the primary election Tuesday night with 62,321 votes for 48.8 percent.
9:38 a.m.
Hawk is up in the air over election
John Hawk was re-elected to the state Board of Education Tuesday, but whether or not he will serve remained uncertain.
9:37 a.m.
Gallagher scores big win with 69 percent of vote
There were no major shocks in this year's primary races for federal seats -- Tuesday's successful candidates hope the surprises will come in November when they overtake incumbents.
9:37 a.m.
Incumbents win in most of their races
Clark County Commission Chairman Chip Maxfield, who represents District C, easily outpolled political outsider Bill Krane, owner of a Las Vegas health food store. Maxfield took close to 71 percent of the vote, with 10,925 ...
9:37 a.m.
Incumbents roll to easy victories in three races
Clark County School Board incumbents Shirley Barber, Denise Brodsky and Ruth Johnson advanced Tuesday to November's general ballot, each winning their races by comfortable margins.
9:37 a.m.
Man sentenced for killing kiosk owner
A 20-year-old man convicted of killing the 40-year-old owner of a jewelry kiosk at Fashion Show mall was sentenced on Tuesday to 40 years to life in prison.
9:36 a.m.
Washoe, Clark County judges to square off in general
Chief District Judge Jim Hardesty, 55, of Washoe County, easily took the top spot in the Seat A race to replace retiring Justice Miriam Shearing, but the right to challenge him in November was a ...
9:36 a.m.
Plea deal made in murder case
A man accused of killing his former girlfriend's sister in December 1997 avoided a trial and possible death sentence by entering a plea agreement with prosecutors on Tuesday, the day his trial was to begin.
9:36 a.m.
Bache loses another close one to McCleary
Democrat Doug Bache might have failed in his bid to retake the District 11 seat he lost in 2002 due to too much campaigning.
9:36 a.m.
News briefs for September 8, 2004
A man was carjacked outside the Bellagio this morning by two men who forced him to drive about five miles before letting him go, Metro Police said.
9:35 a.m.
Madison avenue
When Jamaal Brimmer takes the field at Wisconsin's Camp Randall Stadium early Saturday morning, it will be just two days shy of the one-year anniversary of perhaps the biggest victory in UNLV's short football history.
9:20 a.m.
Vegas backers remain upbeat
Major League Baseball executives and members of the league's relocation committee have focused on stadium proposals in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia for almost three weeks.
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Carrying the Rebels' running game would be a tall order for Dorsey
Yes, Virginia, there is running back depth at UNLV.
9:19 a.m.
Lee bests Shaffer's wife, now meets Shaffer
It was one of the state's most bizarre Senate races, but a steady personality won Tuesday's primary election for Senate District 1.
9:15 a.m.
Horsford: Neal left 'enormous shoes to fill' in Senate 4
Horsford collected 4,157 votes or 50 percent and will be an overwhelming favorite in the heavily Democratic district to defeat Republican Mabel Florence Lucier in the general election.
9:14 a.m.
Bonaventure leads race for Department 9
Department 9 was the most hotly contested of the five Justice Court races. Three candidates in other departments ran unopposed.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Vasser looking forward to racing on home track
Las Vegas resident Jimmy Vasser will have a unique comfort level during the next two Champ Car World Series races, which will be contested on a pair of tracks with which he is very familiar.
9:12 a.m.
Snap to attention
Southeast Division
9:10 a.m.
Quattrone may face stiffer sentence for obstruction
NEW YORK -- Frank Quattrone, who earned $120 million in 2000 as Credit Suisse First Boston's top investment banker for technology companies, may receive 21 months in prison, five months more than U.S. sentencing guidelines ...
9:08 a.m.
Attorney general files lawsuit over appointment to gambling board
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The state attorney general's office filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a court to stop the appointment of a Democratic state lawmaker to Pennsylvania's new gambling commission.
9:08 a.m.
Future of Glacier Park Lodge casino uncertain
HELENA, Mont. -- The Blackfeet Indian Tribe is pleased with the trial run of a casino at a hotel next to Glacier National Park, but the hotel management sees slim odds the operation will continue ...
9:07 a.m.
New kind of hospital emerging
VINELAND, N.J. -- Greeters direct new arrivals at the elevators. Wireless telephone systems and Internet access are available. And every guest room is private, cheerful and with a fold-out chairbed.
9:07 a.m.
Delta announces up to 7,000 job cuts
ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines will cut up to 7,000 jobs, reduce wages and pull back at its Dallas-Fort Worth airport hub as part of a sweeping restructuring plan that could still leave it vulnerable ...
9:07 a.m.
Greenspan: Economic expansion 'has regained some traction'
"The most recent data suggest that on the whole, the expansion has regained some traction," Greenspan said in prepared testimony to the House Budget Committee.
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Courts trump coaster
The Stratosphere may have been right about the proposal's technical compliance with code. But a public board must take more than that into consideration. In this case, the affected neighbors presented a united front against ...
9:01 a.m.
Editorial: And the winner is ...
Next on the political calendar, and less than two months away, is the general election. Nevada is considered to be one of the 17 battleground states where the presidential election could be decided -- an ...
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Effects of water exportation must be evaluated
It creates an off-road vehicle trail of more than 200 miles without requiring that the vehicles remain on designated roughes to protect resources. The wilderness designations it includes leave out important lands and include some ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Two big blunders form Bush legacy
The mishandling of the economy, which wiped out the Clinton surplus and re-established the Republican-type deficit.
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Abortion issue distracts bishops
And now there is a situation in the U.S. and in Nevada, which is unfair and immoral. The well-off get all the tax breaks, good health care, send their children to better schools and start ...
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Patriots the pick in NFL season opener
In a game hyped as a matchup of standout quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots host the Indianapolis Colts in the National Football League's season opener Thursday ...
8:55 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Put Variety in your golf life
Entries are still being accepted for one of the most eagerly awaited charity tournaments Las Vegas has to offer -- the 29th annual Variety Clubs 4-man scramble.
8:51 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: LVI gets its sponsor and solidifies its future
The Las Vegas Invitational is no more.
8:51 a.m.
DAV chapter looks for new meeting place
The group, the Thunderbirds Chapter 34 of the DAV, needs a centrally located meeting spot to accommodate about 40 members. The group meets on the first Thursday evening of every month, said Judith Lance, 88, ...
8:49 a.m.
Community briefs for September 8, 2004
The North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive, in cooperation with the PC User Group, will present "How to Buy a Computer," a class from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the library's ...
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Crowd drawn to World's Largest Wine Bottle
Jointly presented by Beringer Vineyards and Morton's, the cocktail-hour gathering gave all a chance to view the 4-1/2-foot bottle and learn how it was created and then sent out on a national tour prior to ...
8:17 a.m.
The Truffles They've Seen: Globe-trotting couples experience enhances deli/catering business
But thats where the similarities end. Georg had no cooking experience whatsoever during his childhood. But for Eva, cooking is all she remembers.
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Armani's Sensi is heaven scent
Beautifully encased, the leaf-shaped glass bottle is decorated with a flat, oval agate pendant in shades of sienna, taupe or orange. The raw silk cord that is wrapped around the neck of the bottle is ...
8:12 a.m.
2004 Champ Car World Series schedule and standings
May 23 - Monterrey, Mexico (road) (Sebastien Bourdais)
5:57 a.m.
Houston point guard commits to Rebels
UNLV coach Lon Kruger picked up a very key commitment for his recruiting class Tuesday night when highly touted point guard Jo' Van Adams of Gulf Shore Academy in Houston committed to the Rebels over ...
1:01 a.m.

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