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Archive for September 14, 2004

Fight schedule
At The New Alhambra Sports and Entertainment Center, Philadelphia, Aslanbek Kodzoev, Philadelphia, vs. Ross Thompson, Buffalo, N.Y., 10, junior middleweights.
11:55 a.m.
N.Y. legislator says he will testify regarding LV trip
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said he will testify privately today before the state Lobbying Commission, which is investigating whether Caesars Entertainment Inc. violated gift limits while hosting New York officials.
11:23 a.m.
Investigation finds no mob ties to Chicago suburb, mayor
CHICAGO -- The village of Rosemont released a taxpayer-funded investigation last week contending the town and its mayor have no connection to organized crime despite allegations by Attorney General Lisa Madigan, who has said possible ...
11:21 a.m.
BLM says county won't get free heliport land
WASHINGTON -- Clark County should not receive federal land for a new heliport for free, a Bureau of Land Management official told lawmakers today.
11:21 a.m.
Initiatives at a glance
This measure would, starting on Dec. 1, 2006, roll back all casualty insurance -- including car, home and medical malpractice insurance -- by 20 percent of the premium charged on Dec. 1, 2005. Life, health, ...
11:21 a.m.
Big battle brews over ballot Questions 4, 5
A group of business, medical and construction interests launched a campaign Monday to try to turn voters against two initiatives the group says mislead the public.
11:21 a.m.
Man held in deaths of mom, sister, baby
A 23-year-old man was arrested Monday night in connection with the slayings of his mother, sister and infant nephew at their southwest Las Vegas condominium.
11:16 a.m.
Las Vegas Monorail may get more bad news
The high-profile bankruptcy filing of the nation's seventh-largest airline could start a domino effect that could further damage the already embattled operator of the Las Vegas Monorail Co., a Wall Street credit rating agency said ...
11:15 a.m.
MountainView turns away ambulances
MountainView Hospital declared an "internal disaster" Monday afternoon, meaning its emergency room was closed to ambulances and their patients until further notice.
11:14 a.m.
Motives of proposed redistricting questioned
Some prominent Las Vegans who have been considered potential rivals to Las Vegas City Councilwoman Janet Moncrief have been drawn out of her ward in the current redistricting proposal that the council will consider for ...
11:14 a.m.
Officials to unveil widening plans for U.S. 95 south of downtown LV
Plans for the highway, also known as Interstate 515 and U.S. 93, include installing express lanes near the Interstate 15 exchange so that drivers can avoid other motorists exiting and entering the freeway system near ...
11:14 a.m.
Neighbors nostalgic as Sky-Vue tumbles
Sitting in the shade on the curb outside the Salvation Army building, Chris Stepelton listened to the crashing and whirring of the Sky-Vue trailer park being torn down next door.
11:13 a.m.
Lifting of assault weapons ban draws mixed reaction
Center Mass Firearms is closed on Mondays, but owner Leon Novak unlocked his doors after gun enthusiasts showed up at his store wanting to purchase assault weapons that became legal after a 10-year ban.
11:13 a.m.
Police probe Ross Goodman deal
Metro Police confirmed Monday that the agency's Financial Crimes Bureau is looking into a deal that lawyers Ross Goodman and Louis Palazzo claimed gives them the right to buy 85-year-old Christina Von Sturm's downtown land ...
11:13 a.m.
Kerry to follow today's visit to LV by Bush
In a week of campaign visits to Nevada, President Bush was scheduled to make a campaign stop in Las Vegas today to speak with National Guard soldiers.
11:13 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Unions join forces to stay alive
We saw that in July when the Culinary merged with UNITE, the New York-based clothing, textiles and laundry union, to double its national membership to 500,000 and give it the resources to better deal with ...
11:12 a.m.
Hawaiian Airlines bailout plan backed by Las Vegas firm
HONOLULU -- One of three investment groups proposing bankruptcy reorganization plans for Hawaiian Airlines plans to boost the value of its proposal by $60 million with the help of a Las Vegas financial company.
11:12 a.m.
New home prices jump
In August the median price of recorded new homes was $259,700, up from $238,957 in July and a year-to-year change of 26 percent.
11:12 a.m.
Property completes upgrade
The renovations, completed a month ahead of the original September deadline, cost $19 million. Expenses will be split between the companies.
11:12 a.m.
'The new Golden Boy'
Bernard Hopkins predicted Monday that Oscar De La Hoya's father, Joel, will be forced to ask the referee to halt Saturday's middleweight title fight out of concern for his son's bodily safety.
10:46 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Martin relationship not on the rocks
Deana Martin, the youngest daughter of Vegas icon, Rat Packer and TV star Dean Martin, has penned "Memories Are Made Of This: Dean Martin Through His Daughter's Eyes" (Harmony, $24). It hits bookstores next month.
10:45 a.m.
Meadow Gold Dairy opens in NLV
Got milk?
10:41 a.m.
LVCVA: Visitor volume up 2.6 percent in July
Las Vegas welcomed about 83,000 more visitors to Las Vegas in July than a year ago, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Monday.
10:40 a.m.
Slot maker to debut Chippendales machines
The company's Bally Gaming and Systems unit will develop a "Super Frenzy" reel-spinning slot with a fourth reel at the top of the machine. Sales are expected to begin before the end of the year.
10:37 a.m.
Lockout could be small lift for Wranglers, ECHL
A year after the most dramatic offseason in his three-year tenure as commissioner of the ECHL, Brian McKenna now finds himself in the position of observer.
10:24 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: TV switch gives MWC remote chance
Every time the Mountain West's new TV deal comes up, I keep thinking about what George Gobel told Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show many moons ago:
10:24 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 14, 2004
Former Southern California and Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich is serving a 90-day jail term stemming from an arrest in Newport Beach last month for possessing methamphetamine, officials said Monday.
10:17 a.m.
Corrections
* Because of an error by the Sun, a story in Friday's editions incorrectly reported the number of seats the Republicans need to win in November's election to gain the majority in the Assembly. The ...
10:02 a.m.
Wiesner award honors Brimmer's leadership
All-American safety Jamaal Brimmer added another award to his UNLV football resume on Monday when the school announced that Brimmer, a senior from Durango High School, would be the recipient of the team's annual Tom ...
9:49 a.m.
Hamrick a big fan of conference's new television set-up
UNLV athletic director Mike Hamrick gave a big thumbs up to the announcement on Monday that College Sports Television (CSTV) and the Mountain West Conference had entered into an agreement to create a first-ever regional ...
9:48 a.m.
State threatens criminal action over Yucca's safety problems
Attorney General Brian Sandoval on Monday put the Energy Department on notice that Nevada may pursue criminal charges against department contractors at Yucca Mountain for not protecting workers.
9:37 a.m.
Jury to decide if slayer is mentally competent
A Clark County jury began deliberations Monday afternoon to decide if a young man, who left his home with the knife he later used to stab his friend to death, was legally insane or competent ...
9:36 a.m.
Congressional committee takes up heliport site
WASHINGTON -- Southern Nevada officials were asking a congressional committee today to support a bill that would create a heliport south of Henderson, but the government does not want to give the county the land ...
9:29 a.m.
Hearing waived in death of cabbie
James Scholl, 33, is charged with murder, robbery, burglary, kidnapping, mayhem and third-degree arson in connection with the Aug. 20 attack on Pairoj Chitprasart, 51, a Nellis Cab driver.
9:29 a.m.
News briefs for September 14, 2004
A 20-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night during an argument at the Buena Vista Springs apartment complex in North Las Vegas, police said.
9:25 a.m.
Obituaries for September 14, 2004
Albert "Pete" Bolin Jr., 64, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born July 2, 1940, in Tallulah, La. A resident for 44 years, he was a laborer at the Nevada Test ...
9:22 a.m.
Plan will keep mental health center open
The plan, several months in the making, should allow the WestCare Crisis Triage Center to keep its doors open until the legislative Interim Finance Committee can consider funding it through the end of the fiscal ...
9:20 a.m.
Hollywood Casino Shreveport forced to file for bankruptcy
Hollywood Casino Shreveport, which operates a riverboat casino on the Red River in Louisiana, said creditors forced the company into bankruptcy protection.
9:19 a.m.
Musicmatch to be acquired
The acquisition will increase the number of people that listen to music on Yahoo's site by 78 percent to 23 million, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said in a statement.
9:18 a.m.
MGM studio to be acquired by Sony group
LOS ANGELES -- A consortium led by Sony has agreed in principle to acquire famed Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for nearly $3 billion, MGM said late Monday.
9:17 a.m.
Melco to buy Macau stake from chairman
MACAU -- Melco International Development Ltd., a Hong Kong-listed company controlled by Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho and his son, will buy a one-half stake in a planned hotel and casino from Ho for HK$100 ...
9:16 a.m.
Letter: Nastiness lessens U.S. credibility
No matter who comes to the Oval Office, how can the next president's reputation be credible after these attacks? Politicians and the media need to wake up to the fact that most of us are ...
8:51 a.m.
Letter: Kerry's views are inconsistent
I find it harder and harder to take John Kerry seriously. He wants to be the leader of the free world, yet he cannot even keep his campaign staff together. He accuses George Bush of ...
8:50 a.m.
Letter: Bush exploits fear to push agenda
Further, the Patriot Act has ravaged the U.S. Constitution and Bush seems determined to establish a theocracy. The Bush foreign policy is to establish the American corporate empire through wars and the overthrow of governments, ...
8:46 a.m.
Letter: U.S. can't tolerate Russian brutality
While there is no justification for what the Chechen rebels did, there is also no justification for the Russians murdering thousands of Chechens simply because they've sought freedom and real democracy. It isn't any less ...
8:45 a.m.
Letter: Stem cell research should be funded
Stem cells are the basic building blocks of the human body and have the potential to develop into different types of cells, which can be used to replace those cells in the body that are ...
8:45 a.m.
Letter: Many lies under Bush's watch
President Bush says he wants the opportunity to finish what he has not yet started. He says we're turning the corner. I hope it's a left turn. He's using 9/11 as if he were proud ...
8:44 a.m.
Letter: Voter apathy is biggest threat our nation faces
Later in the day I said to many people, "Don't forget to vote." I am appalled by the variety of excuses I heard why they were not going to vote. They just didn't care. They ...
8:44 a.m.
Schools panel looks at extracurricular events
The fourth school forum, to discuss parental involvement, will be held 7 p.m to 9 p.m. today at Hollingsworth Elementary School, 1776 E. Ogden Ave., Las Vegas.
8:43 a.m.
Community briefs for September 14, 2004
The Charleston Neighborhood Preservation Association will host a question and answer session for Justice Court candidates from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the West Sahara Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
8:41 a.m.
Editorial: Cleaner air will require cleaner fuels
Ozone at the ground level (unlike atmospheric ozone that protects us against the sun's ultraviolet rays) is unhealthy. It can damage lungs and aggravate existing respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. It can ...
8:41 a.m.
Editorial: Is bigger really better?
It is a shame, in an age where we're becoming more dependent on foreign sources of oil, that such fuel-guzzling behemoths get even larger. It's also troubling from a safety vantage point since these higher-profile ...
8:41 a.m.
Immunization schedule for September 14, 2004
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:41 a.m.
World Music Awards expecting a live time in Vegas
Not only will the WMAs take place in Southern Nevada's largest indoor venue, the Thomas & Mack Center, with young music fans expected to fill out much of the audience, but for the first time ...
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Paintball hits target audience
"That's if you can pull the trigger that fast," Chamberlain said.
8:19 a.m.
Proctor uses 'forbidden' subject in new novel
The journey into the Third World country on the northeast coast of South America inspired a novel recently published by Joshua Tree, "Elisabeth Samson, Forbidden Bride."
8:18 a.m.
UNLV Entertainer/Artist Hall to honor Tony Curtis
"What we have is the best-kept secret from people in Nevada," observed Jeffrey Koep, dean of UNLV's College of Fine Arts.
8:17 a.m.
See Plus: Innovative designs make Vision Expo International a true spectacle
Buyers bearing hugs came ready to "freak" at Marc's new Sparkle collection. Televisions in the private suite played movie clips of actors wearing Robert Marc frames.
8:16 a.m.

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