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Archive for April 4, 2005

Expansion signals importance of furniture industry in Vegas
The expansion of the World Market Center in downtown Las Vegas will help solidify its dominance in the trade-show arena and shows the importance of the burgeoning furniture market within the industry, experts said.
11:10 a.m.
Cancellation of condo project spurs lawsuits
The scuttled plans for Krystle Sands condo-hotel prompted some buyers to file lawsuits last week against the developer and the project's limited liability company.
11:09 a.m.
Utilities fail to meet '04 renewable standard
Nevada Power Co. of Las Vegas notified state utility regulators on Friday that it failed in 2004 to meet its minimum requirements for using renewable energy sources to meet customer demand for electricity.
11:08 a.m.
Governors reach deal on electric lines
The governors of four Western states, including Nevada, took the first step in developing a massive electricity transmission line that could be as long as 1,700 miles and cost $15 billion.
11:05 a.m.
County sees spike in number of displaced children
Last year, Clark County saw a huge rise in the number of children taken away from their families due to child abuse or neglect, authorities said.
11:04 a.m.
Survey: U.S. airline service worsens
Service worsened at nearly three- fourths of U.S. airlines last year as fewer employees handled a growing number of passengers, according to a survey by two academics who follow the industry.
11:04 a.m.
Group warns of unlicensed paving company in Summerlin
Residents approached by people in white vans displaying the name Public Paving with Michigan license plates are asked to call the Contractors Board's special investigations unit immediately at 486-1160.
11:04 a.m.
Crude futures top $58 a barrel
"I've been doing this for 22 years and I've never seen anything like this," said oil analyst Ken Miller at Purvin & Gertz in Houston. "I view this as a very unstable situation."
11:03 a.m.
Yucca e-mails show widespread problems
Yucca E-mails
11:03 a.m.
G2E shifts '06 convention dates
The gaming industry's largest conference and trade show is pushing back the dates of its 2006 event to fill the space vacated by the departing Comdex computer trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
11:00 a.m.
Ruffin sells Bahamas resort for $150 million
New Frontier owner Phil Ruffin has signed an agreement with an investment company to sell his Bahamas resort for about $150 million.
11:00 a.m.
Couple allege intrusion at Treasure Island
A newly married California couple has alleged in a lawsuit that their honeymoon night at the Treasure Island was ruined when four hotel security guards barged into their penthouse suite while they were having sex.
11:00 a.m.
Police probe death of child
The baby later died. No charges have been filed against Sallye Jones-Johnson in connection with the death of the child, who died at University Medical Center about an hour after she was found, Officer Tim ...
10:48 a.m.
Yucca E-mails
"Still don't know quite how to handle the air temp glitch. I'm continuing to keep mum about this, but, from a scientific integrity standpoint, it is tempting to let the end users know exactly what ...
10:48 a.m.
Seniors have two more shots at proficiency tests
Close to one out of every five Clark County high school seniors still needs a passing score on the Nevada State High School Proficiency Exam in order to earn a diploma in June, district officials ...
10:46 a.m.
Court challenge likely on property tax plan
Assembly Bill 489, passed Friday in the Legislature, was a historic restructur' ng of the state's property tax system. It would:
10:46 a.m.
Another airport windfall reported
A property acquired by a pair of Las Vegas developers from Clark County for a whisker more than $8.7 million in late 2003 has been resold 14 months later for $32 million, a move that ...
10:43 a.m.
Halfway point of session marked
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Legislature reaches its halfway point this week with a mountain of work still to be done.
10:41 a.m.
Tax burden creates varying financial crunch for boats
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- When lawmakers raised the state casino tax in 2003, they raised the stakes for the entire riverboat gambling industry in Illinois.
9:50 a.m.
Judge pulls out of one aspect of Mongols case
The members of the Mongols motorcycle gang who allegedly participated in the deadly riot at the 2002 Laughlin River Run will not stand trial before District Judge Donald Mosley.
9:46 a.m.
New panel ponders its power over neighborhood casinos
Clark County held its first meeting of a group slated to write new rules governing the design of new neighborhood casinos, but the group members stumbled early into questions of what it could and could ...
9:46 a.m.
Obituaries for April 4, 2005
William Feld, 71, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 16, 1934, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 11 1/2 years, he was a retired financial analyst in the ...
9:44 a.m.
Wal-Mart first firm on Fortune 500 list for fourth straight year
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. retained the top spot in Fortune magazine's 2005 ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded U.S. companies, but soaring commodity prices led to big gains in revenue and profit ...
9:40 a.m.
Greenberg offers plan to sever Starr ties
The proposal would stop AIG executives from receiving bonuses from Starr International Co., a company run by Greenberg that has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in long-term compensation since 1975 without board oversight.
9:40 a.m.
News briefs for April 4, 2005
A collision involving an ambulance killed a person Friday afternoon in Spring Valley, Metro Police said.
9:39 a.m.
Oil rises to a record
OPEC, which pumps about 40 percent of the world's oil, will this week discuss whether the group can supply more after a promise in March to increase production failed to bring prices down, President Sheikh ...
9:38 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: This isn't really as good as it gets
Illinois vs. North Carolina. No. 1 vs. No. 2. The best team against the best players. The irresistible force vs. the immovable object. Ali in one corner, Frazier in the other.
9:37 a.m.
Moore maintains perspective
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Read closely to learn the inside scoop on the seemingly fruitless endeavor of firing up Ryan Moore.
9:36 a.m.
Fraternal clubs: Video poker cuts into charitable giving
WESTOVER, W.Va. -- Where there is gambling, there are losers. And as video poker bars continue to sprout across West Virginia, the losers are increasingly likely to include a group of people that lawmakers tried ...
9:33 a.m.
Las Vegas Catholics join world in mourning pope
Thousands of Las Vegas Roman Catholics filled churches on Sunday, joining the world in mourning for Pope John Paul II and wondering who might become the next pontiff.
9:33 a.m.
Illinois gambling at crossroads
ALTON, Ill. -- Since its inception in 1991, riverboat gambling has delivered an economic bonanza in Illinois, generating billions of dollars for casino owners and for state and local governments hurting for cash.
9:31 a.m.
Ohio woman sues over arrest
Gloria Durante of Columbus claims in a civil rights lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Reno that a police officer and resort security guard ignored her when she said she was a guest ...
9:31 a.m.
Proposal to limit lottery ads doesn't comfort opponents
Lottery opponents say there's no way such good intentions will last -- and researchers and lottery operators say such a plan will invariably limit the very profits that many see as justifying a numbers game.
9:31 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Drama continues to build in Kentucky Derby preps
Although the NCAA basketball tournament comes to an end tonight with its championship game, its Final Four competition on Saturday and the Elite Eight games will be hard to top in pure excitement.
9:29 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 4, 2005
With gusting winds ranging from 20-35 miles per hour, Zeke Parraz's three-run home run in the seventh inning lifted UNLV to a 16-15 win against San Diego State in a wild game Sunday at Earl ...
9:28 a.m.
Big League Weekend a big hit at Cashman
Before games Friday night and Saturday afternoon, scores of Chicago Cubs fans lined the rail atop the first-base dugout at Cashman Field to gawk at their heroes and maybe score an autograph.
9:26 a.m.
Gladiators crushed by first-half collapse
DENVER -- The Las Vegas Gladiators are two different teams wearing the same jersey.
9:24 a.m.
Preps: Schedule
Baseball
9:23 a.m.
Titus calls Guinn's vehicle rebate plan a 'pipe dream'
CARSON CITY -- Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas says Gov. Kenny Guinn's $300 million rebate plan to taxpayers is a "pipe dream" because of changes and new demands on the budget.
9:20 a.m.
Alleged robber shot
Officers responded to what they initially were told was a domestic dispute in the 2200 block of West Bonanza Road about 8 p.m. Friday. When they arrived the officers were told by two alleged victims ...
9:15 a.m.
Machine to speed up West Nile virus tests
CARSON CITY -- A new disagnostic unit to speed up the testing of West Nile virus samples is going to be acquired by the state Department of Agriculture that expects a high number of samples ...
9:15 a.m.
Festival proves Indian culture is alive and well
Joey Allen made traditional tule duck decoys at the Native American Arts Festival Sunday and spoke of responsibility.
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Private accounts not the solution
It is good that the administration is placing Social Security solvency concerns before the American people. AARP has for years been calling for adjustments to Social Security that will strengthen the system.
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Alternative energy sources fail to emerge
Yet President Bush brought up the Alaskan site in the early days of his presidency. Unless we can show the world that we have the technology and fortitude to pursue other sources of oil, we ...
9:12 a.m.
Flight of illegal immigrants from LV probed
Immigration authorities said they will be "trying to pursue leads for a potential criminal case" springing out of the detention of 11 illegal immigrants who boarded a Southwest Airlines flight in Las Vegas and flew ...
9:11 a.m.
Editorial: Suspension was too light
Their discipline resulted from a bizarre series of events that started on a night in July 2004. A man named Mark Lilly approached some people at Main Street and Carson Avenue in Las Vegas. Not ...
9:11 a.m.
Editorial: A precious reminder
He learned English and found work at the Sahara hotel. Through it all his No. 1 goal was to become an American citizen. He studied hard for the citizenship test, but before he could take ...
9:11 a.m.
State suspends Las Vegas doctor
CARSON CITY -- The state Medical Examiners Board said Friday it has issued an emergency suspension of the license of a Las Vegas physician who is accused of over-prescribing narcotics that may have killed two ...
8:54 a.m.
Killing of housing guard is detailed
Prosecutors in opening arguments Friday said a 22-year-old alleged gang member killed a security guard outside a Las Vegas Housing Authority complex because the apartments were the shooter's turf and no one was going to ...
8:54 a.m.
Life without parole handed to crack-dealing killer
A 25-year-old crack dealer and alleged gang member has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the execution-style shooting of a crack addict and prostitute.
8:53 a.m.
Local school wins robotics competition
The For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, or FIRST Robotics Competition, was founded in 1989 by a coalition of public sector agencies and private businesses. High school students are provided with identical parts ...
8:53 a.m.
Stewart misses mark at MGM Grand
The most exciting moment in Saturday night's Rod Stewart concert at the MGM Grand Garden Arena hardly involved Rod Stewart at all.
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Red Rock group is unflappable
The objective of the Red Rock Audubon Society's Thursday field trip started as soon as the bird-watchers emerged from their cars.
8:14 a.m.

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