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Archive for April 5, 2005

Salazar memorial photo honored
An image of a serviceman mourning the loss of a Las Vegas Marine was part of a portfolio of Associated Press photographs from the war in Iraq that have been recognized for the Pulitzer prize ...
11:14 a.m.
Boulevard of broken dreams
The repeated burglaries that left James Mouse without a television, hot plate and underwear were not enough to make him consider moving from his single-room home at the Boulevard hotel.
11:13 a.m.
Teen arrested after taking unloaded gun to school
An eighth grader at Canarelli Middle School was arrested Monday after bringing an unloaded handgun with him to campus.
11:13 a.m.
Crackdown on drunken driving urged
CARSON CITY -- Nevada would crack down on repeat drunken drivers under three bills heard today in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
11:11 a.m.
Low voter turnout predicted for today
With less than 4 percent of the eligible Clark County voters casting their ballots early, candidates and election officials predicted a low turnout for today's municipal election.
11:11 a.m.
DOE had knowledge of Yucca e-mails in December
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department knew about e-mails detailing possibly falsified work on the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in December, according to internal department memos released Monday.
11:09 a.m.
Authorities clash over handling of teens arrested for prostitution
By the time Joy found out her teenage daughter had been picked up by police for soliciting prostitution, it was too late to pick her up and take her home from jail.
11:07 a.m.
Bill would drain $100 million from UMC
CARSON CITY -- A Senate bill that would redirect money to three private hospitals in Clark County would drain $98.9 million from University Medical Center's budget, county officials said Monday.
11:05 a.m.
Tax cap forcing cities to redo budgets
A property tax cap approved by the Nevada Legislature is forcing Southern Nevada's local governments to rework their budgets for the coming year.
11:05 a.m.
Legislative briefs for April 5, 2005
A bill aimed at alleviating the problem of the long wait endured by some patients delivered to the emergency rooms at some hospitals in Clark County, won approval Monday from the Senate Human Resources and ...
11:04 a.m.
Lawmakers consider several bills designed to enforce open meetings
CARSON CITY -- Legislators considered a list of bills Monday designed to reel in the state Board of Regents, which has been accused of repeatedly breaking state open-meeting laws.
11:04 a.m.
Blair agrees to limit of a single U.K. supercasino
U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair's government cut the number of Las Vegas-style supercasinos to be allowed in its gambling bill from eight to one, in a accord to get the measure passed before the May ...
11:04 a.m.
Minority students cut grad rate gap at UNLV
Bucking national trends, UNLV has significantly decreased the achievement gap in graduation rates among its minority students in the past year, according to data released by the university's Institutional Planning and Analysis office on Monday.
11:03 a.m.
Caesars kitchen workers allege sexual harassment
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week filed a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against Caesars Entertainment Inc., alleging six former and current Caesars Palace kitchen workers were sexually assaulted and subjected to unwanted ...
11:01 a.m.
Colorado River habitat pact signed
Representatives from Nevada, Arizona and California joined federal officials Monday for the signing of a new conservation program that they said would provide five decades of protection for endangered Colorado River animals while maintaining the ...
11:00 a.m.
Montecito begins work on $50 million shopping plaza
Montecito Cos. said it broke ground on the $50 million Montecito Marketplace in northwest Las Vegas and has plans for additional retail centers throughout the northern part of the valley.
11:00 a.m.
Plaza hopes strategy will woo growing Hispanic community
Over the next several weeks, the Plaza hotel and casino expects to introduce Hispanic-theme slot machines, Spanish-speaking blackjack dealers and soccer games in its sports book in an effort to attract Hispanic customers.
11:00 a.m.
Rancho graduate dies in Iraq war
Amanda Weber remembers her brother as a kind-hearted man that couldn't stop from helping people or animals.
11:00 a.m.
High standards: Steelman impresses Asian officials with speed, quality of Sands Macau
Paul Steelman knew that his work in Macau set new standards for the Chinese market when local officials began using his progress to measure the pace of construction projects.
10:59 a.m.
Assessor doesn't think voters will rise up against tax cap
Clark County Assessor Mark Schofield said he does not think Nevada taxpayers will revolt against the tax cap approved by the Nevada Legislature last week.
9:39 a.m.
Top Yucca scientist opts for early retirement
A top scientist who had worked for years on the Yucca Mountain nuclear dump effort took early retirement on March 29.
9:37 a.m.
Opposition to Utah site growing
WASHINGTON -- Opposition to the proposed Private Fuel Storage nuclear waste site in Utah grows stronger as its critics fear a temporary agreement will turn into a permanent one.
9:35 a.m.
Bonaventure rejects argument in Tabish case
District Judge Joseph Bonaventure on Monday rejected the argument that Rick Tabish's convictions related to his excavation of silver from Ted Binion's vault in Pahrump should be set aside because the case was tried in ...
9:35 a.m.
Security guard can't ID shooter who killed partner
A security guard testified Monday the fatal bullets that killed his partner outside of a Las Vegas Housing Authority complex on Jan. 20, 2003, came from the same area where the 22-year-old alleged gang member ...
9:35 a.m.
Student arrested with gun at school
An eighth grader at Canarelli Middle School was arrested Monday after bringing an unloaded handgun with him to campus.
9:32 a.m.
Court briefs for April 5, 2005
A 25-year-old California woman pleaded not guilty on Monday in the killing of her boyfriend's 51-year-old mother.
9:31 a.m.
Program raises awareness of long-term care needs
The cost of a skilled-nursing home can be expensive, and many people are not prepared for the realities associated with long-term care.
9:29 a.m.
News briefs for April 5, 2005
The Assembly Judiciary Committee Monday approved a bill intended to make it easier to prosecute pimps.
9:29 a.m.
Atkinson Gates to testify in D.C. on Head Start program
Atkinson Gates, a Democrat, was invited to testify before the Senate's Education and Early Childhood Development subcommittee by Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev.
9:28 a.m.
The Boulevard of broken dreams
The repeated burglaries that left James Mouse without a television, hot plate and underwear were not enough to make him consider moving from his single-room home at the Boulevard hotel.
9:28 a.m.
Verizon presses MCI
The message, in a letter from Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, puts pressure on MCI's board to choose -- once and for all -- between Qwest and Verizon as a merger partner. Verizon is offering $7.6 ...
9:28 a.m.
Drugmaker trims forecast
The company said its 2005 earnings are expected to be $2 per share, short of the average view of $2.13 per share from analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial. Accounting for one-time items, full-year income is ...
9:28 a.m.
Lockyer takes money from casino he opposed
SACRAMENTO -- When a Sonoma County Indian tribe started building a casino in June 2002, Attorney General Bill Lockyer said it might be illegal and vowed to fight it.
9:23 a.m.
Company makes management change at New York-New York
Creighton was recently hired by MGM Mirage from Caesars Entertainment Inc., where he ran the Flamingo resort as the Strip's first black property president on the Strip.
9:23 a.m.
Letter: Schiavo was tortured to death
Well, what happened to Terri Schiavo's rights?
9:21 a.m.
Letter: Worthy effort on birth control
As someone who opposes abortion, Sen. Reid has made it a top priority to pass common-sense policies that reduce the need for the medical procedure. His amendment would have ensured that health-insurance plans that cover ...
9:21 a.m.
Governor must vigorously pursue proposed rebate
"Governor, are you out there? We know you're very busy but no one has really seen or heard from you since the State of the State speech in January. And we don't think anyone in ...
9:20 a.m.
Senate panel rejects casino
Supporters of the plan were quick to say that the metro casino isn't dead for the session, pointing out that the bill is still alive in the House of Representatives. Pawlenty's chief of staff, Dan ...
9:19 a.m.
Legislation aids gaming moguls who've had legal troubles
Pinnacle Entertainment filed a federal lawsuit Jan. 25 against track owner R.D. Hubbard. It alleges that he breached a settlement brokered by the Indiana Gaming Commission by trying to exercise his Pinnacle stock options. If ...
9:17 a.m.
Borgata still winning big
The 2,010-room casino hotel, which has bowled over its competitors since opening in July 2003, posted gross operating profits of $223.5 million last year, tops among the city's 12 properties, according to figures released Monday ...
9:16 a.m.
Editorial: Endangered children
Rothschild's department is responding by stepping up its recruitment and training of foster parents -- a lengthy process that involves home inspections, checking references and conducting criminal background checks. This is because Child Haven, the ...
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: John Paul II, 1920-2005
John Paul's insistence on doctrinal discipline within the Catholic Church -- on controversial issues such as birth control -- sometimes was criticized as being out of touch, particularly from some congregants in Europe and the ...
9:15 a.m.
Hales back bigger, better than ever
When he graduated from Las Vegas High School back in 2001, Jacob Hales lacked the size to be a Division I-caliber defensive lineman.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Kruger proud of ties to Illini, just not enough to wear them
As he sat down in his living room with his current players to watch some of his former ones battle North Carolina for the NCAA championship Monday, UNLV coach Lon Kruger admitted he was torn ...
9:14 a.m.
Industry expansion opponents fear more addiction problems
CHICAGO -- Jerry Prosapio got hooked on gambling the first time he visited a casino.
9:14 a.m.
Casino cash revitalizes towns
ELGIN, Ill. -- Ornate black and gold street lamps line the newly paved sidewalks of Elgin's downtown, and dozens of stately Victorian homes have been repainted in their traditional yellows, greens and blues.
9:13 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Las Vegas native keeps on truckin' despite setbacks
Casey Kingsland is hoping the third time is a charm.
9:13 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 5, 2005
Italian sports events will be suspended Friday as a mark of respect for the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
9:12 a.m.
Broncos' Cleveland imports optimistic about fresh start
Still dripping with sweat from his first offseason workout as a member of the Denver Broncos, former Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Gerard Warren sat in the media hot seat Monday morning.
9:11 a.m.
Football players give track team a boost
Palo Verde is hosting this year's regional and state track championships, and so far this year, the Panthers look to be well represented at those May meets.
9:11 a.m.
Amateur Eaton makes sure to put fun first at Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Starting Thursday morning, more than 100 professional players, two college kids, a young Brit and a 35-year-old homebuilder from a quiet New Hampshire town will tee off in the Masters.
9:10 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- PINE LAKE GENIUS -- Draws good box for two-furlong dash, Atkinson atop one of two Dutton-trained entries, dash for the cash here. LADY ASSASSIN -- Part of Warren-owned coupled entry with LOOKING ...
9:10 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1 p.m.
9:09 a.m.
Preps: Monday's results
Green Valley 6, Las Vegas 5: W: Richie. L: Simpson. GV: Gred 2-3, 2B; Ryan Heroy 2-4, 2B; Chris Zuniga 2-3, RBI (bottom 7th). LV: Gonzalez 2-4, 2B. Chasse 5.0 IP (Start), 0 R, 6 ...
9:08 a.m.
Moore plays nice, quiet practice round
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It's a long and cold shadow that Tiger Woods casts, one into which Ryan Moore cheerfully dove Monday afternoon.
9:07 a.m.
Obituaries for April 5, 2005
Harriett Louise Abig, 82, of Columbus, Ohio, died Wednesday in Antigo, Wis. She was born July 23, 1922, in Columbus. A former Henderson resident, she was a retired telephone operator and a World War II ...
9:05 a.m.
New bill may target NLV's nonlawyer judges
As North Las Vegas voters go to the polls today to select a judge for the newly created Municipal Court, state lawmakers this spring may consider if such lower level jurists should be required to ...
8:54 a.m.
Bankruptcy reform draws complaints
CARSON CITY -- The wealthy are using the federal bankruptcy courts to get ahead financially and are not paying their legitimate debts, bankruptcy trustees testified Monday.
8:52 a.m.
Community briefs for April 5, 2005
The Children's Festival will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Winchester Cultural Center and Park, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.
8:52 a.m.
Immunization schedule for April 5, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:51 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: At 80, attendant is 86'd
Jackson turns 80 in June. He walks with a cane because a pinched nerve in his spine has weakened his right leg.
8:13 a.m.
Comic artists indulge in April Fools' Day tomfoolery
Conley, author and artist of Get Fuzzy, and Pastis, the brains behind Pearls Before Swine, conspired to us the same joke in each of their comic strips that ran in the Sun on Friday (see ...
8:12 a.m.
Finding Enlightenment: No topic too esoteric at convention of 18th-century aficionados
The chair welcomed the scholars to the "pretentiously titled" round-table called "What Has the Enlightenment to do With the Twenty-First Century?"
8:12 a.m.

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