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Archive for September 23, 2004

Long shot ready to run again
Lou Weisbach became hooked on the potential of Las Vegas upon his first visit more than 30 years ago, and his many business deals here have included projects with international casino owner and executive Steve ...
12:41 p.m.
County's District F race heats up
David Goldwater
11:29 a.m.
SuperZoo trade show attracts pet exhibitors
SuperZoo trade show attracts pet exhibitors
11:27 a.m.
NLV site for VA hospital under wraps
WASHINGTON -- A North Las Vegas site has been selected for Nevada's new veterans medical center, Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi is expected to announce next week.
11:24 a.m.
Goodman's son was sent info on city-owned lot
Ross Goodman was sent information July 30 about who bid on a city of Las Vegas-owned lot downtown, documents that under city rules at the time were not supposed to be made public.
11:23 a.m.
New polls give Bush varying edge in Nevada
John Kerry is reportedly pulling advertising from several key battleground states where President Bush continues to enjoy a post-convention bounce, but Kerry isn't willing to concede the race for Nevada.
11:22 a.m.
Study: Insurance falls short for workers with chronic problems
Even with insurance, an increasing percentage of working-age Americans with chronic medical conditions are struggling to pay their medical bills, a national study reported today.
11:22 a.m.
Third part of high-rise condos approved
Clark County approved another high-rise condominium project for the resort corridor on the Strip Wednesday, this one the third in a triplet of towers planned for a project at Harmon Road and Industrial Avenue.
11:22 a.m.
18 in Nevada GOP send letter to Bush over costly policies
Eighteen Nevada Republicans signed a letter delivered Wednesday to the local Bush-Cheney headquarters telling President Bush they feel his policies are too costly.
11:22 a.m.
LV ranked 18th in nation in smog days
An environmental advocacy group released today a report that puts the Las Vegas Valley in some unpleasant company when it comes to air quality.
11:20 a.m.
Hard Rock controversy looms as Gaming Commission meets
A high-profile dispute will return to the Nevada Gaming Commission when it considers motions related to the state's complaint against the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and its controversial advertising campaigns.
11:19 a.m.
Las Vegas is close to decision on 61 acres
Las Vegas should pick a winner in the 61-acre development sweepstakes within the next five to seven days, Mayor Oscar Goodman told an audience at a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday.
11:18 a.m.
Reactions split among party lines
But, he said, he doesn't want to spend taxpayer money on the impeachment if it can be avoided -- and it should be avoided.
11:18 a.m.
Limo firm surrenders state permit to operate
CARSON CITY -- A company that operates 15 limousines in Clark County has surrendered its state license rather than fight allegations that it has failed to comply with numerous regulations.
11:14 a.m.
R&R, LVCVA honored for advertising campaign
Rossi Ralenkotter, president and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, and Billy Vassiliadis, chief executive of R&R Partners, the LVCVA's advertising consultant, have been jointly named Brandweek's 2004 Marketer of ...
11:11 a.m.
Economist says gold should remain around the $400 level
"I think they will mirror oil prices for a while," the director of UNR's Natural Resource Industry Institute said during the Nevada Mining Association convention.
11:11 a.m.
Commissioner doubts fallout from convention attendance
Chanderraj said state laws are vague about the status of alternates in conventions and she is unaware of any further inquiry into her participation.
11:10 a.m.
State scans federal tax returns in effort to collect business fees
In an ongoing effort to collect new business license fees, the state has conducted workshops, approved a deadline extension, spoken to industry groups and sent out letters. Now they're digging through your federal tax returns.
11:04 a.m.
July taxable sales rise 14.8 percent
CARSON CITY -- Taxable sales, one indication of the economy, rose by 14.8 percent in Nevada in July, the seventh straight month of a double-digit increase.
11:03 a.m.
LV-based Valley Bancorp begins trading on Nasdaq
At 8:15 a.m. this morning, Valley Bancorp Chief Executive Barry Hulin's cell phone rang, and the voice on the other end of the line made it official -- the Las Vegas-based holding company was publicly ...
11:02 a.m.
Union voting on whether to strike at Mandalay properties
About 300 workers represented by the Operating Engineers Local 501 are set to decide today whether they'll strike at the Luxor, Excalibur and Circus Circus hotels after rejecting a two-tier wage proposal by parent company ...
10:59 a.m.
County changes course on Venetian parking lot
The Clark County Commission two weeks ago said it had concerns about the independence of the accounting firm hired by The Venetian to monitor its controversial plan to provide employees and patrons with parking while ...
10:55 a.m.
Actor Redford campaigns on behalf of environment
If sex sells politics, the Environmental Accountability Fund had the right idea when it asked Robert Redford to appear as the fund brought its message to Las Vegas Wednesday.
10:53 a.m.
Ensign wants parking for disabled at fed buildings
The General Services Administration recently told the Nevada Disability Advocacy and Law Center that more parking spots could not be added close to the George and Bible federal buildings in Las Vegas.
10:53 a.m.
Yom Kippur: A time of forgiveness in Judaism
Every new year brings a time of reflection and repentance, a chance to right past wrongs and to make resolutions to start anew.
10:48 a.m.
Driving reign
As is the case with the majority of the drivers in the Champ Car World Series, Patrick Carpentier comes from a road-racing background and has scored four of his five career victories in the series ...
10:43 a.m.
Marshall takes a different route
Alvin Marshall was touted as a junior college version of Marshall Faulk for his ability to both run and catch the ball at Compton (Calif.) Community College.
10:38 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Dave Ross has a way with weirds
It's too bad Dave Ross didn't come up to the big leagues through the Rangers' organization instead of with the Dodgers. Because if that were the case, Ross, a backup catcher, probably would have been ...
10:36 a.m.
Shawn Green caught between faith and team
The game or the synagogue? A pennant race or prayers?
10:35 a.m.
Dolezel ready to throw himself into new assignment
Clint Dolezel looks an awful lot like a Maytag repairman as he readies to take over offensive coordinator duties with the Las Vegas Gladiators.
10:34 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 23, 2004
NCAA football players could have five seasons of eligibility and would be allowed to transfer once without penalty if two new proposals are approved next year.
10:31 a.m.
Relocation of the Expos: A Timeline
The Las Vegas pursuit of the Montreal Expos
10:30 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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10:27 a.m.
Preps: Today's schedule
Girls' Volleyball All times 5 p.m. unless noted: Basic at Green Valley, Coronado at Foothill, Silverado at Vo-Tech 6 p.m., Del Sol at Moapa Valley 6 p.m., Desert Pines at Chaparral, Eldorado at Rancho 5:30 ...
10:26 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Drivers unbuttoned for LVMS race
Champ Car World Series will not have the "push-to-pass" option available for its race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday night.
10:08 a.m.
Columnist Nick Christensen: Bertsch has his chance to show the old boss
Seven years ago, Joel Bertsch flew to Las Vegas from the Portland, Ore., suburb of Hillsboro, looking for a teaching job and a school in need of an assistant football coach.
10:08 a.m.
Shockey just isn't having any fun
Playing tight end for Tom Coughlin has taken the fun and the big play out of football for two-time Pro Bowl tight end Jeremy Shockey of the New York Giants.
10:06 a.m.
VA chief to announce site for new medical complex
WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi is expected in Nevada next week to announce that a North Las Vegas site has been selected for a new veterans medical complex.
9:48 a.m.
More time needed to evaluate Lentino
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman granted a request made by Deputy Public Defender Curtis Brown this morning for more time to determine the mental status of Richard Lentino.
9:47 a.m.
Flu-shot drive likely in October
The vaccine, which was delayed amid reports its supply may be tainted, is scheduled to arrive the week of Oct. 4, in time for the launch of local flu clinics. A large-scale drill is scheduled ...
9:47 a.m.
Ensign seeks parking for disabled at fed buildings
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., wants accessible parking for disabled members of the public at federal buildings in the state, including two in Las Vegas.
9:47 a.m.
Air Force craft suffers hard landing
The MQ-1 Predator was assigned to Nellis Air Force Base's 11th Reconnaissance Squadron. It landed hard at the auxiliary field during a routine training mission about 1:20 p.m., Nellis officials said.
9:41 a.m.
Ensign: Annan should be replaced
The United Nations has countries that sponsor terrorism overseeing the protection of human rights around the world, Ensign said in a speech on the Senate floor, noting that Sudan, China and Cuba currently serve as ...
9:38 a.m.
Seniors housing project suffers elevator problems
A four-story, federally subsidized housing project for senior citizens had an elevator breakdown for the third time in three days, according to Parviz Ghadiri, executive director of the Las Vegas Housing Authority, managing agency for ...
9:38 a.m.
Former defense official warns against bashing Saudi Arabia
Les Janka, who has spent more than 25 years as a Washington, D.C., insider and as an expert on the Middle East, says the Bush administration and Sen. John Kerry are making a mistake when ...
9:37 a.m.
Man, 81, expected to plead guilty of killing girlfriend, 73
An 81-year-old man accused of killing his 73 year-old girlfriend waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and is expected to plead guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated stalking.
9:37 a.m.
U.K. to allow no-limit slot machines in biggest casinos
The U.K. government plans to allow casinos to install slot machines with payout prizes above 2,000 pounds ($3,591) for the first time, restricting them to larger locations because of concerns about their effects on gamblers.
9:20 a.m.
Trump Hotels' talks with Credit Suisse investment unit end
Donald Trump's Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc. said it has ended talks with a Credit Suisse First Boston investment unit, which had planned to invest $400 million in Trump Hotels and become the majority ...
9:19 a.m.
Business owners wary of casinos
OMAHA, Neb. -- Jeff Tuma's restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Mich., has been competing with a casino for about seven years.
9:17 a.m.
Court takes up challenge to gambling board pick
Attorney General Jerry Pappert is suing in Commonwealth Court to block the appointment of state Rep. Jeffrey W. Coy, D-Franklin, by House Minority Leader H. William DeWeese, D-Greene.
9:16 a.m.
Harrah's threatens legal action against governor
Harrah's spokeswoman Jan Jones said the governor claimed that Harrah's tried to win a law firm's support for a West Warwick casino proposal by promising business from an estimated 200 home foreclosures a year.
9:16 a.m.
Letter: War not worth American lives
Bush should be asked whether he really believes that the war in Iraq is worth more than a thousand dead soldiers (to date), several thousand wounded and more than $200 billion that could have been ...
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Weak campaign, weak governing
If Mr. Kerry can't even run his campaign properly, how can he be expected to run the country and the war on terrorism?
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Bush uses wrong tools vs. terror
After that move, Bush went crazy. Why did he send our Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force into war with Iraq?
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Administration lies about Iraq
Many innocent people of Iraq are suffering such daily occurrences as a young boy crying, waiting to take possession of his brother's body for burial; a mother and two children, with one of the children ...
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Sandoval missed chance on Yucca
"Nevada has recently enjoyed important legal victories, but it is incumbent upon everyone in the fight against Yucca Mountain to remain steadfast in our commitment to work together and prove to the world that the ...
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Eject Bush to stop nuke dump
These are not good enough reasons to build a permanent nuclear waste storage facility in a seismically active area. Every Nevadan should look at the U.S. Geological Service's Web page (http://quake.usgs.gov/recenteqs/latest.htm) and see the real-time ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Growth must be limited to cope with drought
Many continue to believe that water can be found or imported from other regions to make up for the current deficit. Their belief is that once water is imported from elsewhere all will be normal ...
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Change for the better
But the United Way instead is pursuing a new policy based on its first-ever comprehensive study of Southern Nevada's most pressing needs. The study, which was funded by area businesses, was conducted last year in ...
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Oversight of Yucca is in jeopardy
The federal government -- whether it's Congress or the Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- should be providing Nevada with the necessary funding to carry out proper oversight of the Yucca Mountain project. The federal government's shortcuts ...
9:08 a.m.
Community briefs for September 23, 2004
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will hold its Light the Night national fund-raising evening walk of 2-3 miles at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Henderson Pavilion, south of Interstate 215 on Green Valley Parkway, and ...
8:57 a.m.
Crime prevention seminar scheduled by NRA project
The seminar will be presented in two sessions: each at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and Oct. 6.
8:57 a.m.
Obituaries for September 23, 2004
Joyce Lavone Akin-Coleman, 33, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born Aug. 6, 1971, in Las Vegas. A lifelong resident, she was a Clark County deputy clerk.
8:56 a.m.
County delays action on school at Rhodes Ranch
The Clark County Commission delayed until Oct. 6 action that would ratify a long-brewing deal between Rhodes Homes, developers of the Rhodes Ranch community in the southwest valley, and the Clark County School District, to ...
8:56 a.m.
LV High grad Bluejacket of the Year
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Luis Joseph Lopez, Las Vegas High School class of 2001 and son of Lisa Bartels and Luis Enrique Lopez, both of Las Vegas, was recently named Bluejacket of the Year ...
8:56 a.m.
Play for Keeps: 'Harlequin Brill' gives young playwright a shot at spotlight
The moment could almost be Kodak. Tucker is a third-year graduate student in the Department of Theatre's playwright program and is having his first play, "Harlequin Brill," produced. Crawford is a UNLV professor emeritus who ...
8:36 a.m.
Preps: Football standings
Southeast Division
1:20 a.m.

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