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Archive for April 6, 2005

Praises pour forth for interim chancellor
Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers has accumulated a large and elite fan club of federal, state and local officials backing him for the permanent position.
11:13 a.m.
County weighs policy on airport land deals
Future land transactions on property once owned by McCarran International Airport would be better handled by a single Clark County agency overseeing all real estate deals in its jurisdiction, Clark County commissioners said Tuesday.
11:10 a.m.
News briefs for April 6, 2005
A 44-year-old man from Salt Lake City was killed Tuesday night when he ran into the path of a pickup truck on Boulder Highway near Flamingo Road, Metro Police said.
11:09 a.m.
Experts say LV growth means more city work
The Las Vegas Valley's growth is not expected to slow anytime soon.
11:07 a.m.
California man run over, killed after traffic incident with teens
Robert Swafford, 37, of Pinon Hills, Calif., was driving a pickup truck, carrying a male passenger, and had gotten into some kind of dispute with several teens in a car about 11:30 p.m. in the ...
11:06 a.m.
Police-funding sales tax hike stalls
The More Cops Initiative would only fund officers and their equipment, proponents said Tuesday. Clark County needs more officers partly because of an increase in calls for service, which Sheriff Bill Young said has led ...
11:06 a.m.
Feds say valley in need of detention center
Federal officials in the Las Vegas Valley say the area needs a federal detention center to ease crowding at local jails.
11:04 a.m.
Ross, Gillins to face off on June 7
The top two fundraisers in the race for the open Ward 6 seat on the Las Vegas City Council easily topped nine others in Tuesday's primary election and will now go head-to-head in the June ...
11:04 a.m.
Gibson wins re-election
11:04 a.m.
Hospitality workers train for competition
Hospitality workers train for competition
11:01 a.m.
County agencies told to tighten belts
Clark County can't afford even half as many new district court judges as experts say are necessary and has many other pressing funding dilemmas as well, including the need to add more staff at the ...
11:01 a.m.
Founder files offer to take company private
The move, which was announced last month, would take the publicly traded company private. The filing indicated that a special committee formed by Vestin's Board of Directors recommended last week that shareholders accept Shustek's offer ...
10:59 a.m.
Office park sold for $77 million
The property was purchased from Cheyenne Investments LLC. The purchase price was $77 million, according to the deed filed last week with the Clark County Recorder. The transaction was part of an IRS 1031 exchange, ...
10:59 a.m.
Officials demand new Yucca probe
WASHINGTON -- An independent commission needs to investigate the Yucca Mountain project instead of federal agencies already involved with the proposed nuclear waste repository, Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., said Tuesday.
10:57 a.m.
Taser manufacturer says its weapons can be deadly
For the first time, the company that manufactures Taser stun guns, used by Metro Police and other local police departments, is now saying that the 50,000-volt weapons can be deadly.
10:56 a.m.
Report: Nuclear waste a terror threat
WASHINGTON -- Pools of nuclear waste stored at nuclear power plants should be considered attractive targets for terrorists, a National Academy of Sciences report released today warns.
10:56 a.m.
Valley home sales jump in March
Home sellers have hope: The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors reported today that the number of homes sold in March increased over February and those homes sold faster than in recent months.
10:56 a.m.
Transmission line could help prevent another crisis
Utility experts are hailing plans for a massive Western electricity transmission line as an important step in averting a repeat of the 2000-01 Western energy crisis that cost Nevada utilities and their customers millions of ...
10:55 a.m.
Company acquires 5 radiation oncology centers
The Fort Meyers, Fla.-based company operates four radiation centers in the Las Vegas Valley under the name 21st Century Oncology Inc. It acquired five local radiation centers owned by Associated Radiation Oncologists Inc. for $26 ...
10:50 a.m.
Hyatt to manage Cosmopolitan hotel
Hyatt Hotels Corp. has signed an agreement with the planned Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino to operate the property's 2,700 hotel and hotel-condo units under the Grand Hyatt brand -- the brand's debut in Las Vegas.
10:49 a.m.
Alliance Gaming seeks bigger market share with new games
The nation's No. 2 slot machine manufacturer will begin selling a new game platform this week in hopes of putting a dent in the dominance of market leader International Game Technology.
10:49 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 6, 2005
Lawmakers, labor unions and professional boxers will join together today on Capitol Hill to call on the Bush administration to issue a full pardon for former heavyweight champion Jack Johnson.
10:31 a.m.
Students want to SPEED up proficiency test results
For Las Vegas High School senior Natasha Stewart, it's the waiting that's been unbearable.
9:48 a.m.
CCSD's mariachi program called 'La Pork-a-Racha'
WASHINGTON -- The Clark County School District helped Nevada earn an "Oinker Award" for the $25,000 Congress approved last year for district students to study mariachi music.
9:47 a.m.
Henderson objects to proposed ban on land swaps
CARSON CITY -- Henderson officials voiced objections Tuesday to a bill that would require governments to sell property in public auctions.
9:46 a.m.
Panel approves changes to NLV Council
An Assembly committee backed legislation Tuesday that would change how North Las Vegas voters elect their City Council members.
9:45 a.m.
Legislative briefs for April 6, 2005
By unanimous vote, the Senate Tuesday passed and sent to the Assembly a bill to double the rebate available to low income senior citizens on their property taxes.
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Centennial celebration's biggest event
Don't say I didn't warn, er, tell you.
9:41 a.m.
State engineer to look at Yucca water well pipes
State engineer Hugh Ricci plans to investigate allegations made by two former pipe fitters who allege they were instructed to damage a water line and install a pipe to bypass a state water meter at ...
9:41 a.m.
Weber conviction should be tossed, attorney argues
CARSON CITY -- A defense attorney told the Nevada Supreme Court Tuesday it should overturn the murder conviction and death penalty for Timmy "T.J." Weber.
9:38 a.m.
Greenspan: Congress must rein in mortgage giants
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan urged Congress today to limit the size of the multibillion-dollar portfolios held by mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, warning that simply creating a strong regulator would ...
9:38 a.m.
Letter: Cochran's death was not funny
You owe a public apology to your readers of all faiths and ethnicities.
9:38 a.m.
Letter: Helmets essential for motorcyclists
Well, I'm here to tell you that the late Gov. Mike O'Callaghan, who pushed for the law while serving in the 1970s, saved the lives of myself and my son. We were taking a camping ...
9:37 a.m.
Letter: Arctic refuge part of Earth's delicate balance
I cannot count how many folks, including supposedly intelligent members of Congress, continue to use her reasoning as an excuse for drilling in this area.
9:37 a.m.
Henderson, NLV voters narrow field for judges
The nephew of Henderson Mayor Jim Gibson came up short in his bid for a judicial post, while a North Las Vegas woman who runs a child care center and owns a beauty salon is ...
9:35 a.m.
LV Municipal Judge Kerns wins re-election over challenger Harter
Las Vegas Municipal Judge Cedric Kerns was re-elected to a third term on Tuesday, as he received almost 60 percent of the votes, defeating frequent candidate Mat Harter.
9:35 a.m.
Editorial: Bill harms the poor
We strongly urge the Assembly to reject this bill. Most customers of pawnshops are poor and in dire need of immediate cash. They bring in a personal item and the pawnshop holds it as collateral ...
9:34 a.m.
Editorial: A tiny dent in the need for housing
There are other discouraging aspects as well to the news that was announced last week by Michael Liu, an assistant secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Department. He said 54 boarded-up apartments at 3901 ...
9:30 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Jack plays one for son Steve, baby Jake
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Grieving, suffering, Steve Nicklaus needed to escape a tragedy of death by fleeing to a place where life always dawns in his family.
9:30 a.m.
Mickelson makes return to glory
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Still the people's champion even without his lovable loser status, Phil Mickelson returned Tuesday to a hero's welcome at the Masters for the first time since winning it last year.
9:30 a.m.
Death row inmate's appeal rejected again
CARSON CITY -- For the fourth time, the Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of death row inmate Patrick J. Cavanaugh, convicted in 1984 of the fatal shooting of a former singer for the ...
9:29 a.m.
Sanford sees red with Estandia
Greg Estandia calls the decision to redshirt last season because of a knee injury "one of the toughest times in my life."
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: HVM fills out Champ Car lineup with Scandinavians
The starting field for Sunday's Champ Car World Series season opener, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, gained two more drivers this week as HVM Inc. announced its driver lineup for the 2005 season.
9:28 a.m.
MCI rejects $8.9 billion offer
In a statement early today, the MCI board said the firm was "not willing to jeopardize the certainty of its Verizon agreement for the uncertainties surrounding the Qwest proposal."
9:27 a.m.
Same old story for Wranglers against Aces
Frustrated by another one-goal loss, Wranglers coach Glen Gulutzan looked at reporters after the game and asked if they could just copy quotes from a game earlier this season.
9:26 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Chances are Singh, Donald or Woods will win the Masters
As every avid golfer is aware, the Masters, the first major PGA event of the year, is upon us, and you can guarantee that every Tom, Dick and Harry have already sorted out who he ...
9:25 a.m.
Patriots ink Brady's college target
Wide receiver David Terrell has signed with the New England Patriots, reuniting quarterback Tom Brady with a former college teammate.
9:24 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: According to Doyle: Brunson deals out poker wisdom
A limited number of autographed copies of "Super System 2" are available at the Gambler's Book Shop, 630 S. 11th St., for the regular cover price of $34.95. For more information call 382-7555.
9:24 a.m.
Sides at odds over S.F. Bay Area casino
WASHINGTON -- Two influential San Francisco Bay Area Democrats squared off at a Senate committee hearing Tuesday over whether an Indian tribe should be allowed to build a Nevada-style casino in an urban area near ...
9:23 a.m.
Racetrack owners say no new vote required for slots
The New Orleans City Charter requires voter approval of casinos -- except for Harrah's New Orleans Casino.
9:20 a.m.
Senate approves plan to allow Las Vegas-style slots
The bill, which would allow Las Vegas-style slot machines, was approved 6-3 by the Regulated Industries Committee. Last week, a House committee approved a bill that would limit the four pari-mutuels to the kind of ...
9:19 a.m.
Deal reached to build casino in Oregon town
SALEM, Ore. -- The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Gov. Ted Kulongoski have reached agreement to build a casino in a small town in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, a spokesman for the tribe ...
9:18 a.m.
Road to slots in Pennsylvania far from smooth
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- It seemed almost simple: Legalize slot machines, pull the lever and provide $1 billion a year in property tax relief for Pennsylvanians.
9:14 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- MORE BERTRANDO -- Part of Warren-owned coupled entry with HEMET, Enriquez/Sise here, P. Val/Glatt there, double diploma threat. CROWNING CAPER -- Part of Dutton-trained and co-owned coupled entry with ALAQUA LEGACY, Pedroza ...
9:12 a.m.
Durango lights up Cimarron
They didn't want to call it a statement game, but any 10-5 win against a ranked opponent near the end of league play is bound to bring some attention.
9:08 a.m.
Benefit race raises money to help orphaned family
Tony Kyriacou, track coach at VoTech High School and organizer of the benefit race, said Tuesday that donations are still coming in for the Hartwell family.
9:01 a.m.
Monorail enjoys busiest month
More than 1 million people boarded the Las Vegas Monorail last month, the system's most profitable month, according to ridership numbers released today.
9:00 a.m.
Man pleads guilty in traffic deaths
A 24-year-old man who was fleeing from police in a stolen car until he failed to stop at a red light and collided with another car, killing a mother and daughter,, avoided going to trial ...
8:53 a.m.
Nanny faces trial Jan. 30
A 24-year-old Henderson nanny, who pleaded not guilty to charges of child abuse on Tuesday, will face trial Jan. 30 before District Judge Donald Mosley.
8:52 a.m.
Mother blames son, 18 months, in child's death
The mother of a dead 2-year-old girl said her 18-month-old son and the dead girl herself were the causes of the bruises, head trauma and brain swelling noted during her daughter's autopsy.
8:51 a.m.
LV businessman indicted on tax evasion charges
Robert David Kahre is charged in two separate criminal indictments, including 20 counts of willful failure to pay taxes, two counts of tax evasion and two counts of conspiracy to attempt to evade paying taxes.
8:51 a.m.
Obituaries for April 6, 2005
Sandra Albachari, 68, of Mesquite died Monday in a local hospital. She was born Jan. 7, 1937, in Los Angeles. A resident for 35 years, she was a retired dealer.
8:50 a.m.
Community briefs for April 6, 2005
"Kidney Care: Finding Your Strength," a free educational program to educate those diagnosed with or at risk for kidney disease or reduced kidney function, will be 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 at the ...
8:50 a.m.
Sentence delayed in 311 Boyz case
An alleged member of the 311 Boyz gang who violated District Judge Michael Cherry's order to stay out of trouble had his sentencing postponed Tuesday but will remain jailed in the meantime.
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Dion makes splash with fragrance
It's a remarkable life, one Dion lives to the fullest. She knows how to express herself, whatever she's selling.
8:11 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Golf tournament boosts childrens' charities
The three-day event, held Thursday through Saturday at Southern Highlands Golf Club, was presided over by Southern Highlands Golf Club President Garry Goett, who stood with Gov. Kenny and first lady Dema Guinn to greet ...
8:08 a.m.

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