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Archive for September 20, 2004

DOE may miss goal for Yucca license
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department may not meet its longstanding goal of submitting an application for a Yucca Mountain construction license, a department official said today.
11:04 a.m.
Medical malpractice question to be overhauled
CARSON CITY -- After a highly critical decision from the Nevada Supreme Court on Saturday, the secretary of state's office has rewritten the explanation on the ballot question on tightening medical malpractice laws.
11:02 a.m.
Scientist says new time frame needed for radiation standards
WASHINGTON -- Handling the federal court's decision on the Yucca Mountain project is more complex than simply plugging in a new time frame for the radiation protection standards, a scientist told a National Academy of ...
11:01 a.m.
Motorcycle store opens
The store celebrated its grand opening over the weekend. The store, at 6675 S. Tenaya Way, just off Interstate 215, is about 25,000 square feet of showroom and accessories. Michael Clark is owner of BMW ...
11:00 a.m.
Study rates women's health low for state
Women go on drinking binges, die from cigarette smoking and kill themselves more in Nevada than in most other states, according to a study released by the federal government earlier this month.
10:59 a.m.
Nevada's crime rate up nearly 9 percent
CARSON CITY -- Last year in Nevada, vehicles were stolen at a rate of one every 25 minutes and 13 seconds and homicides occurred at a rate of one every 44 hours. The greatest number ...
10:59 a.m.
Strip hotels say monorail woes not slowing business
Even as their multimillion-dollar investment sits idle in a Las Vegas maintenance facility, representatives from the Strip's largest casino operator said Thursday that the Las Vegas Monorail will continue to be part of the company's ...
10:58 a.m.
Members of LV High's Class of '44 hold reunion
At age 17, Philip "Bud" Kennedy, a senior at Las Vegas High School, got frustrated as he walked the downtown streets and people stopped him to ask why such an able-bodied young man was not ...
10:57 a.m.
Here is a roll call of the members of the Las Vegas High Class of 1944:
10:57 a.m.
Debate heats up Porter-Gallagher battle
Just weeks after the primary, the two candidates in the 3rd Congressional District have started trading ads and, on Sunday, barbs.
10:55 a.m.
News briefs for September 20, 2004
Community College of Southern Nevada President Richard Carpenter said he will limit temporary appointments and require some administrative staff members to reapply for their jobs in an effort to control hiring done without a proper ...
10:55 a.m.
Survey: Thrill of learning absent in schools
When it comes to fostering enthusiasm for learning, the Clark County School District barely passes, a new survey of students, parents and staff shows.
10:54 a.m.
Wall Street estimates topped
For the three months ending Aug. 31, the sneaker and athletic apparel manufacturer earned $1.21 per share, or $326.8 million, compared with 98 cents per share, or $261.2 million, at the same time a year ...
10:54 a.m.
Southwest Air locks in fuel cost
Surging oil prices are forcing airlines to decide whether to buy jet fuel months in advance, when prices are at a 14-year high, or hold off and wait for lower prices.
10:54 a.m.
Gaming briefs for September 20, 2004
MGM Mirage officials are denying news reports that the company is part of a team of U.S. investors that has signed or is about to sign a deal to build a "leisure complex" west of ...
10:54 a.m.
Labor law said to favor tribes over competitors
A California attorney said it would take an act of Congress to even the playing field between commercial casinos and those operated by Indian tribes when it comes to labor law.
10:42 a.m.
Newly expanded firm banks on nontraditional gaming
A startup company has moved into larger offices in Las Vegas in anticipation of new gambling device sales. But those devices won't have anything to do with traditional slot machines, nor will they be sold ...
10:41 a.m.
PUC OKs plant purchase, seeks 'green power' rate
Along with approval to purchase and complete a 1,200-megawatt power plant, Nevada Power Co. received a new directive supporting renewable energy resources.
10:41 a.m.
Housing market shifting to buyers
After months of enduring the most extreme sellers' market Las Vegas has ever seen, home buyers are slowly gaining the upper hand.
10:41 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Goodman, Seacrest not idle over weekend
Hizzoner and "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest were the hosts of the first Alfred Mann Foundation dinner in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.
10:26 a.m.
Hopkins calls the tune
Somewhere, the Chairman of the Board is smiling.
10:18 a.m.
It's all in getting a foothold
Until the open, unrestricted-weight battles took place Saturday at the U.S. National Sumo Championships, the competition had been interesting and intriguing at the Riviera.
10:18 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Rebels got caught with their pants down
Midway through the second quarter Saturday night, a fan jumped out of the stands, lumbered about 70 yards (making him the Rebels' leading ground gainer) and flopped onto his back as Air Force continued to ...
10:17 a.m.
Kennedy ouster makes Dodgers 4-for-4 in Las Vegas
With the 2004 season less than a month gone, the Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly shown Las Vegas 51s manager Terry Kennedy the door.
10:16 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 20, 2004
Police are asking for help as they investigate the fatal stabbing of a San Francisco Giants fan outside SBC Park the night Barry Bonds hit his 700th home run.
10:16 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 20, 2004
Snell and Wilmer Charitable Foundation and Tom Williams Elementary School are hosting an open house at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at 3000 E. Tonopah Ave., to celebrate the founding of the Mi Mama Y Yo Mommy ...
10:15 a.m.
Uh-oh and 3: Rebels take a nasty fall
An 0-2 start was somewhat expected in most circles for the UNLV football team.
10:15 a.m.
Short week long on key matchups
Talk about perfect timing.
10:13 a.m.
10:13 a.m.
Champs revved to run Vegas
Schedule for this weekend's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Champ Car World Series races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
9:58 a.m.
Riley's early exit baffles Sutton, but makes sense to former coach
The magnitude of the Ryder Cup first took its first swipe at Chris Riley during the practice rounds and it prompted him to seek out Dwaine Knight, his old UNLV coach, around the Oakland Hills ...
9:44 a.m.
Experience plays key role in two major debates
In two of the more contentious races this campaign season, the top candidates pushed their own strengths and opponents' shortcomings during debates Sunday night.
9:35 a.m.
Fall weather creeps into Southern Nevada
Cool temperatures and almost no wind greeted the Las Vegas Valley this morning after gusts up to 35 mph ravaged the valley Sunday.
9:24 a.m.
Monsoon season over before it starts
This year's monsoon season produced an average rainfall pattern that left National Weather Service meteorologists in Las Vegas high and dry by mid September.
9:23 a.m.
Police still weighing neglect charges
However, Lt. Brad Simpson of the department's abuse and neglect section said there is not necessarily anything wrong with leaving a teen alone with other children.
9:22 a.m.
Pennsylvania struggles to fill commission post
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Things he had said in the past came back to complicate his rise to the state's gambling commission.
9:13 a.m.
Wolff sentenced to spend rest of life in prison
Jurors decided Friday that 35-year-old Daniel Wolff should spend the rest of his life in prison for the December 2001 killing of Richard Marotto, a 40-year-old successful businessman.
9:12 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 20, 2004
Community College of Southern Nevada President Richard Carpenter said he will limit temporary appointments and require some administrative staff members to reapply for their jobs in an effort to control hiring done without a proper ...
9:12 a.m.
Letter: School dress codes provide good training
I support school dress codes. When kids dress for school, it is part of learning how to present themselves professionally when they are older and in the job market. All the kids are dressed to ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Bush has hurt workers, seniors
When given the choice of helping seniors and the middle class, or giving huge additional profits to drug companies and HMOs or his other special-interest groups, he chooses the big, powerful special-interest groups every time.
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Some fees needed at public schools
Sad to say, but the fees must be paid to cover the high costs of materials used in the class and to cover the costs of materials for those students who refuse to pay or ...
9:07 a.m.
Editorial: Lives in the balance
After he was arrested, his landlord and fellow tenants at the Desert Springs Inn apartments recalled him walking around outside, muttering to himself while holding a butcher knife. He was recalled as displaying all manner ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Budget buster is unmasked
Bush's characterization of Kerry as a profligate spender isn't just a caricature, though, it's a false depiction. Kerry actually has said that he would return us to a pay-as-you-go government, so that discretionary spending (excluding ...
9:06 a.m.
Obituaries for September 20, 2004
Robert Berns, 63, of Henderson died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born June 26, 1941, in St. Louis. A resident for one year, he was a retired computer scientist and an Army veteran.
9:06 a.m.
State moves to dump school test overseer
The proposed switch to Measured Progress, a 20-year-old nonprofit testing company based in Concord, N.H., still needs the approval of the state's Board of Examiners.
8:57 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for Sept. 20, 2004
If the neighborhood pub seems a bit more meat-markety than usual this week, chalk up the abundance of extra-cheesy pick-up lines and trays loaded with "courtesy of ..." drinks to the fact that it's National ...
8:38 a.m.
Killers' warm welcome not marred by sound, short set
Visibly touched by the warm response from the sold-out crowd, a wide-eyed Flowers -- lead vocalist and keyboardist for local-band-made-good the Killers -- flashed a smile and blew a kiss to fans before exiting the ...
8:35 a.m.
Fire chief given special honors
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Chief David L. Washington accepted the award at a special ceremony held in the Treasure Island ballroom on Sept. 11.
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Austin goes to pot in stitches
About two dozen people gathered in the tiny rural Nevada town over the weekend to learn about making high Victorian fashions from thrift-shop finds or creating clay pots.
8:34 a.m.
Clemens gets 328th win, keeps Astros within game of Giants
"It had to be this way," he said. "I knew I had to be mistake-free."
6:26 a.m.
Champ Car Schedule-Winners
May 23 - Monterey, Mexico (Sebastien Bourdais)
4:20 a.m.
McAllister injures right ankle against San Francisco
On his third carry, McAllister was tackled by Bryant Young and fumbled. He spent the rest of the day on the sideline in an orthopedic boot. McAllister will have an MRI exam Monday. San Francisco ...
1:57 a.m.

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