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Archive for September 22, 2004

City backs swap for golf course
A proposed land swap expected to get Henderson its first city-owned golf course moved forward Tuesday, when the City Council unanimously supported the transaction that will now return for a final council vote on Nov. ...
11:14 a.m.
United Way announces new policy on funding
United Way of Southern Nevada is moving forward with a new policy regarding which groups will get most of its millions, an agency official announced Tuesday.
11:12 a.m.
State renewable energy regulations near approval
State utility regulators, power company executives and renewable energy developers on Tuesday took another step toward easing Nevada's dependence on fossil fuels for power generation.
11:11 a.m.
Rural counties weigh nuke benefits
CALIENTE -- An Energy Department-funded oversight committee on Tuesday reviewed a plan passed by the Lincoln County Commission to gauge residents' feelings on the proposed railroad line to Yucca Mountain.
11:10 a.m.
Pipeline corridor passes hurdle
WASHINGTON -- A proposed utility corridor linking Lincoln and Clark counties cleared its first legislative hurdle today -- approval from the House Resources Committee.
11:10 a.m.
Supreme Court defends its actions with rare statement
The state Supreme Court, which came under a blistering attack from Secretary of State Dean Heller, issued a rare statement in its own defense Tuesday.
11:07 a.m.
Nevada's plea for grant to oversee Yucca denied
WASHINGTON -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has rejected Nevada's request for a $13.75 million grant to oversee Yucca Mountain, a blow to the state's effort to act as watchdog of the federal project.
11:06 a.m.
Feds OK county's air plan
Clark County officials touted the federal approval Tuesday of plans to control carbon monoxide pollution as a "significant milestone" in the effort to clean up the region's air.
11:06 a.m.
Taxpayers may get bill for college building
CARSON CITY -- The state Public Works Board is recommending that taxpayers, rather than private donors, contribute $9 million to the construction of the first classroom building at the Nevada State College in Henderson.
11:05 a.m.
Complaint against judge to be addressed
A complaint alleging that the judge in the Binion murder trial displayed bias by attending a book-signing along with others involved in the case is scheduled to be addressed on Thursday, according to a letter ...
11:03 a.m.
High court: Question 3 to remain on ballot
CARSON CITY -- Nevada doctors hailed a decision by the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow an initiative on medical malpractice laws to remain on November's ballot.
11:03 a.m.
McCarran shuttle stop to move
The move was designed to ease congestion along the departure curb, the current stop and a common drop-off point for returning passengers, airport representatives said. Passengers will now be directed to the airport's Zero Level ...
11:02 a.m.
Judge rules report must be released
A North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace has ordered the release of a police report to the Las Vegas Sun that details police officers' reasons for arresting a man accused of killing his girlfriend's ...
11:02 a.m.
PUC nearly doubles gas rate hike request
The staff of the state Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday recommended a dramatic adjustment to Southwest Gas Corp.'s $16.3 million, or 4.9 percent, rate increase request for its Southern Nevada customers.
11:02 a.m.
Union, hospital execs agree to allow organization efforts
Executives of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and the Service Employees International Union Local 1107 reached an arrangement recently that compels them to work out their differences and allows the union to attempt to organize about ...
10:58 a.m.
Two held on suspicion of carjackings
After a high-speed chase this morning, Metro Police arrested two men who are believed to be responsible for at least four carjackings of women on Las Vegas' west side.
10:54 a.m.
61-year-old man pleads not guilty
A 61-year-old man charged with killing his roommate and placing his body in a freezer pleaded not guilty to a murder charge today.
10:54 a.m.
Developer drops lawsuit against county
A Florida-based time share developer has dropped its lawsuit against Clark County, saying it wants to make good with the agency that will likely consider a second time share tower from the company in the ...
10:50 a.m.
MGM Mirage outlines profit potential of merged company
MGM Mirage said a combined MGM Mirage-Mandalay Resort Group entity would have earned a profit of $1.83 per share for the six months ended June 30 compared with a profit of $1.36 per share for ...
10:47 a.m.
'World Poker Tour' to be licensed as slot game
WPT Enterprises Inc., Los Angeles, signed an agreement with IGT to license its "World Poker Tour" TV series into reel slots and video poker games. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
10:46 a.m.
Sprague happy to be back in 'peaceful' truck racing
Schedule for this weekend's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and Champ Car World Series races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:
9:52 a.m.
Help sought for six woman hurt in attack
A bank account has been opened for the six women who were attacked early Thursday morning while celebrating a birthday at Shadow Rock Park near Sunrise Mountain.
9:48 a.m.
Henderson rejects development
KB Home was asking for changes to zoning and land use plans to allow construction of 81 single-family homes on 17 acres that are zoned for commercial use.
9:47 a.m.
News briefs for September 22, 2004
A man sleeping in a parking lot across from the Crazy Horse Too Gentleman's Club was hit and dragged 100 feet by a tractor-trailer about 2:30 a.m. today, Metro Police said.
9:47 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: High hopes get kicked to the curb
It's official: College football coaches are full of lawn fertilizer. The organic kind with the steer on the bag.
9:46 a.m.
Parents' inaction cited as one school problem
The final school forum in the series, to discuss school safety, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hoggard Elementary School, 950 N. Tonopah Drive, Las Vegas.
9:46 a.m.
No game today
Trouble is brewing in the world of high school golf.
9:46 a.m.
Snyder ready to retrace first steps at Utah State
It will be something of a sentimental journey preparing a game plan for the Utah State Aggies for UNLV offensive coordinator Bruce Snyder this week.
9:45 a.m.
Gladiators put Dolezel in charge of offense
Just as they did in selecting their new head coach, the Las Vegas Gladiators stayed within the organization to find a new offensive coordinator, handing the job on Wednesday to quarterback Clint Dolezel.
9:45 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 22, 2004
Barry Bonds had his $18 million contract option for the 2006 season picked up Tuesday by the San Francisco Giants.
9:44 a.m.
Pipe bomb found during drug raid
No injuries were reported, and the man and woman living in the house near Warm Springs Road and Jones Boulevard were arrested on charges related to the bomb and drugs, police said.
9:43 a.m.
Consultants hired to investigate monorail problems
The Las Vegas Monorail Company took the first step toward getting back on track Tuesday when it hired a consulting team to review the problems that have kept the shuttle closed since a two-pound industrial ...
9:43 a.m.
Rogers urges teamwork on state's medical school
Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers wants Nevada's two universities to put an end to their north-south divide by partnering in an effort to expand the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas.
9:42 a.m.
Henderson Police officer pleads no contest to DUI
Danny Medina was ordered to pay a $580 fine and sentenced to two days in jail, but Municipal Judge Elizabeth Kolkoski credited him for the two days he has already served, authorities said. A charge ...
9:36 a.m.
Bobbitt trial scheduled for Oct. 14
Las Vegas Chief Municipal Judge Toy Gregory will determine if John Wayne Bobbitt is guilty of two counts of domestic violence at a bench trial scheduled for Oct. 14.
9:34 a.m.
Companies expanding service for working moms
The top 10 companies -- in alphabetical order -- for working mothers, as determined by Working Mother magazine. The magazine did not rank the companies.
9:30 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: With only IRL offers, Carpentier will switch
It appears as if Patrick Carpentier of Las Vegas will be leaving the Champ Car World Series for the rival Indy Racing League in 2005.
9:30 a.m.
Vaccaro advances in Stardust event
Vaccaro went 6-1 against the spread. Magliulo was 4-3.
9:28 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: A basic betting strategy for tackling the NFL
We're two weeks into the National Football League season.
9:28 a.m.
Blue Chip Casino workers authorize strike
Some 140 members of Unite Here, Local 1 of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, approved the strike authorization Monday, a day after the three-year contract expired. The union represents about 240 workers at ...
9:25 a.m.
Holiday sales growth may slow
Total U.S. sales will increase to $219.9 billion in November and December from a year earlier, according to the National Retail Federation, a Washington-based trade group that represents 2,000 merchants and suppliers. Sales climbed 5.1 ...
9:22 a.m.
Growth continues into first quarter
For the three months ending Aug. 31, the company earned $330 million, or $1.08 per share, compared with 42 cents per share, or $128 million, at the same time a year ago. Excluding costs of ...
9:22 a.m.
Lottery operator's profit rises 9.5 percent
West Greenwich-based GTech had net income of $53.1 million, or 40 cents a share, for the second quarter ended Aug. 28, up from $48.5 million, or 37 cents a share, a year earlier. The results ...
9:22 a.m.
Preps: Today's schedule
Girls' Tennis All times 3:30 p.m. unless noted: Basic at Boulder City, Coronado at Del Sol, Foothill at Green Valley, Liberty at Silverado, Canyon Springs at Chaparral, Desert Pines at Eldorado, Las Vegas at Moapa ...
9:22 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:09 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Pape and Hagen combine to win LV Country Club member-member
The Las Vegas Country Club's recent Labor Day Member-Member Golf Tournament was blessed with lovely weather and a course in terrific shape.
9:08 a.m.
Letter: When attacking, GOP fails to lead
The Republican candidate says he is running on a "compassionate" conservative philosophy. I wonder, however, what the mere conservatives really think of less fortunate Americans when they discuss issues related to them behind closed doors, ...
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Chris crossed: Nice thought, bad outcome
Good intentions, both UNLV golf coach Dwaine Knight and that voice in our head we want to believe tell us.
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Roadless rule has broad support
To date, more than 3.5 million Americans have called on the Bush administration to abandon its attempt to repeal the Roadless Rule, setting a record for the most comments ever received. With 60 days left ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Nader's legacy of consumer activism wanes
Here is a man who now chooses to leave a tainted legacy, instead of one that could have been more fitting. I'm one of those folks who, in the 1970s, did what a lot of ...
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: Boost Army to relieve Nat. Guard
And the plans for the Guard's future role?
9:03 a.m.
Woodward, Bradlee will talk at UNLV
Journalist Bob Woodward and Editor and Publisher Ben Bradlee will share their perspectives on the media's political coverage as part of UNLV's Barrick Lecture Series.
8:48 a.m.
Two firefighters are remembered
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue firefighter Ronald Crews and North Las Vegas firefighter William Harnedy were honored among 106 fallen firefighters from the United States and Canada who were killed or reported as deaths in ...
8:48 a.m.
Comments sought on target disposal
The public comment period began Tuesday and will continue through Oct. 22.
8:47 a.m.
Community briefs for September 22, 2004
Now through Oct. 1, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts locations are selling "doughnate" cards, for families in the community with neuromuscular disease.
8:46 a.m.
Obituaries for September 22, 2004
Truman Baker, 84, of Las Vegas died Monday in Henderson. He was born March 11, 1920, in Iowa. A resident for many years, he was director of maintenance for a trucking company and an Army ...
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Sample the vine for a great price
During Wine Week customers can sample 10 wines for $10 with the cost of lunch. Wine Week features wines from a variety of American vintners, who will be pouring their own wines. The selection rotates ...
8:23 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Foundation's dinner a night of heroes, inspiration
For a night entitled "A Tribute to Siegfried and Roy," guests at the Four Seasons enjoyed an unscripted discussion of the past year's life lessons by both Roy Horn and Siegfried Fischbacher. Horn, a longtime ...
8:22 a.m.
Gans gives locals a break
On the third anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Gans invited 500 firefighters and police officers to attend his performance at The Mirage for free, which has become a tradition since the tragedy that struck three ...
8:22 a.m.
Giants boost playoff hopes with win over Houston
They certainly boosted both chances Tuesday night.
7:44 a.m.
2004 Champ Car World Series schedule and standings
May 23 - Monterrey, Mexico (road) (Sebastien Bourdais)
4:08 a.m.

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