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Archive for September 13, 2004

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2. Fred Rodriguez, Aqua e Sapone/Raboba, 4:24:40.
11:13 a.m.
Top 25 Fared
No. 1 Southern Cal (2-0) beat Colorado State 49-0. Next: at BYU, Saturday.
11:11 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 13, 2004
College Sports Television was set to announce today that Dave Checketts, the former Madison Square Garden president, and the billionaire George Soros' hedge-fund management company will invest $25 million in the network. Checketts will also ...
11:11 a.m.
CCSD loses six high school proficiency tests
For some of the students, the July test was their last chance to take the math portion of the proficiency exam and still be able to enroll in college this fall, Karlene McCormick-Lee, assistant superintendent ...
11:06 a.m.
Cheating in Nevada schools goes high-tech, official says
Irregularities under further review
11:06 a.m.
Time Warner withdraws bid for MGM studio
Time Warner Inc., the world's largest media company, withdrew its bid today for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., saying it could not reach agreement on the price of the film studio.
11:00 a.m.
News briefs for September 13, 2004
A 27-year-old man was killed Sunday night when he wrecked his car and was ejected as it rolled on Volunteer Boulevard near St. Rose Parkway in Henderson.
10:59 a.m.
US Airways relying on loan amid second bankruptcy
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A bankruptcy judge gave US Airways Group Inc. temporary permission today to use a government loan to fund daily operations -- a move expected to allow the airline more time to find ...
10:58 a.m.
Regents react to Rogers' weekly memos
When Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers leaves his post as the higher education system's chief, the one legacy he says he wants to leave behind is the ability of his successor to "run this ship" effectively.
10:55 a.m.
Moncrief braces for stiff recall bid
Janet Moncrief's supporters and opponents are ramping up the pressure in the fight over recall efforts targeting the Las Vegas councilwoman.
10:54 a.m.
Contract extended for local grocery workers' union
The labor contract that represents about 6,000 grocery workers would have expired on Sunday, but was extended to Nov. 1, allowing the union to continue negotiating with Albertsons, Smith's, Vons and Food 4 Less.
10:54 a.m.
Gaming briefs for September 13, 2004
WASHINGTON -- Any new Indian-run casinos built in Connecticut should be located in the southeastern corner of the state near the highly successful Foxwoods Resort Casino and the Mohegan Sun, the Darien Republican running for ...
10:54 a.m.
Proposed legislation would block contracts
The legislation would allow utilities in Nevada and other states to break the contracts without being subject to termination payments. Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno are facing $336 million in ...
10:54 a.m.
Tougher licensing exam for doctors in Nevada proposed
RENO -- The state Board of Medical Examiners is proposing making it a little tougher to be licensed as a doctor in Nevada.
10:54 a.m.
Study details immigrants' impact on state economy
The study also found Hispanic immigrants paid $1 billion in taxes to the state and local governments in 2001. Nevada ranks sixth in the country for the highest number of immigrants, who make up 16.5 ...
10:54 a.m.
Monorail woes stall downtown plans
Recurring problems with the Las Vegas Monorail have shaken up plans for its expansion to downtown Las Vegas, while leaving the rail cars dead on their tracks for a second time in as many weeks.
10:53 a.m.
EPA issues county air standard
Clark County's day of reckoning with smog has arrived.
10:50 a.m.
Portion of Craig Road is closed
They suggest Lone Mountain Road and Alexander Road as alternate routes for through east-west travel. Access for area residents will be maintained in the area that is closed, according to a statement issued by Las ...
10:47 a.m.
Teamsters back to work after contract ratified
Members of the Teamsters Local 631 returned to work today at the valley's convention centers after a weeklong strike seeking increased wages and health care benefits.
10:43 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: VegasBeat hits deck in poker showdown
And we ended up playing in a poker game with Ben Affleck, Jason Mewes, Smith and a few poker pros we recognized from TV.
10:30 a.m.
At 3-0, Gators ready for bigger fish
Three weeks into the season, only seven teams in the south are undefeated.
10:14 a.m.
Rebels get another top basketball recruit
First-year UNLV head basketball coach Lon Kruger continues to pick up steam toward a potential top-10 national recruiting class.
10:14 a.m.
Richmond settles the playoff chase
At this time last season, driver Jeremy Mayfield and team owner Ray Evernham were trying to decide whether they should stay together for 2004.
10:13 a.m.
MacCachren leads locals at Las Vegas Primm 300
Honolulu's Alan Pflueger used his rainy-weather experience to good advantage, capturing the overall and SCORE Trophy Truck division in Primm. In winning his second consecutive race in the 2004 SCORE Desert Series in his No. ...
10:12 a.m.
Gearbox stalls Vasser's rally
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Las Vegas resident Jimmy Vasser's hopes of a second career victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca were dashed early Sunday when he experienced gearbox problems just 10 laps into the 79-lap Bridgestone ...
10:11 a.m.
Carpentier lands in the driver's seat
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Patrick Carpentier certainly has a dramatic sense of timing.
10:10 a.m.
Obituaries for September 13, 2004
Thomas Aldarelli, 48, of North Las Vegas died Thursday in North Las Vegas. A retail salesman, he was born Oct. 2, 1955, in New Jersey.
9:30 a.m.
Rebels regroup: Now it matters
Battered, beaten but far from discouraged.
9:29 a.m.
Guinn said letters terrorism acts
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn says 16 governors "were exposed to terrorism" by the potentially dangerous letters that were mailed from the state maximum security prison in Ely.
9:29 a.m.
Feds give EOB second chance on deadline
The federal government has given the Economic Opportunity Board, the Las Vegas Valley's largest nonprofit organization, a new deadline to meet an old deadline for fixing a series of financial problems.
9:28 a.m.
Smoke detectors, sprinklers credited with saving pets
Well-maintained smoke detectors and fire sprinklers helped save the lives of about 40 dogs and cats after a fire broke out at the America Dog & Cat Hotel in southeast Las Vegas early Sunday morning, ...
9:27 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Were you really counting on 2-0?
A show of hands, please: Is there anybody besides John Robinson and perhaps about a third of his players (the other two-thirds had to know better) who thought the Rebels were going to beat Tennessee ...
9:25 a.m.
Gentile denies conflict in Malone case
Former Clark County Commissioner Lance Malone's attorney, Dominic Gentile, denied federal prosecutors' accusations that he may have a conflict of interest in defending Malone against political corruption charges.
9:25 a.m.
Sony group raises MGM studio bid to $5 billion
A group of investors led by Sony Corp. raised its offer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., the film studio controlled by billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, to close to $5 billion to thwart a bid for the studio from ...
9:11 a.m.
Casinos in Nebraska will affect other games
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Belvedere Club's bingo hall starts filling up an hour and a half before any games begin.
9:11 a.m.
Dry, cooler weather expected
After the fireworks in the weather pattern last week, the next five days appear to be filled with normal temperatures with no rain in sight, National Weather Service forecasters said.
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Voters have exit strategy for Bush
Yet the president still doesn't have a plan to get us out of there and people continue to die. I hope my fellow voters remember this as they go to the polls in November. It's ...
9:03 a.m.
Letter: High school fees are out of line
For a student to take an art class, for example, the student's parents are assessed $50. For auto mechanics, it's $25. Another $50 for ceramics. A commercial design course requires $40. Dance is $55. Orchestra ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: It's not so easy for GOP to turn this Democrat
As a registered Democrat, I just received my "2004 Presidential Election Year Republican National Committee Charter Member" membership card.
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: Register those ATVs
ATV owners in the past have opposed a registration law. But this time may be different. A Las Vegas ATV club will propose that a portion of any registration fees be dedicated toward developing and ...
9:01 a.m.
New ad campaign calls for minorities to go to the polls
A new ad campaign launched by an independent group almost scolds minorities who don't vote -- and tells them to show up at the polls in November.
9:01 a.m.
Paid witnesses, Binion's shirt topics at hearing
What criteria was used for paying witnesses in the 2001 trial of the one-time couple accused of killing casino executive Ted Binion and what happened to the shirt Binion was wearing the day he died?
9:01 a.m.
Editorial: Plan would give UNLV a bright future
Harter envisions transforming that whole area, and other areas of Maryland Parkway near the university, into a vital, energetic university community that she would call "Midtown UNLV." The project would replace deteriorating shopping plazas and ...
9:00 a.m.
Game of His Life: 'Hollywood' Jack remembers famous night at Binion's
Jack Davison, who prefers not to reveal his age, recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of making 34 straight passes at a Binion's Horseshoe craps table so we know he's at least older than 21.
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Angler says Lake Mead is a catch
Wayne Roberts has fished dozens of lakes all over Canada and in all but three U.S. states. But when he retires in 21 months, the one place he hopes to visit is our very own ...
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for September 13, 2004
Now that the political parties, er, conventions are over, it's time to check in on some businesses that may have intended to experience a bounce in their own popularity through shameless marketing tied into the ...
8:25 a.m.
Former judge denies pressuring lawyers
CARSON CITY -- Former Clark County District Judge Jeffrey Sobel says his joking nature is how he got into trouble with the state Commission on Judicial Discipline, which has filed a complaint accusing him of ...
8:18 a.m.
Joint a good match for Crosby, Stills & Nash
So it was most surprising that the revered folk-rock trio played for 90 minutes Friday night at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel without a single mention of the election, President Bush or John ...
8:18 a.m.
Coroner's Web site helps ID bodies
Inspired by the positive response that came after pictures of unidentified dead people were posted on the Clark County coroner's office Web site, officials now plan to expand the site by trying to track down ...
8:17 a.m.
Collins lands Culinary support in commission race
Clark County Commission candidate Tom Collins has lined up the support of the 50,000-member Culinary Union, a key endorsement in what is likely to be among the most competitive of five county seats up for ...
8:16 a.m.
Petition group seeks court's help again
The group trying to get Nevadans to vote on legalizing small amounts of marijuana has launched a last-ditch attempt to challenge the rule that threw out many of signatures on its petitions.
8:16 a.m.

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