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Archive for April 11, 2005

Two men killed by trains
The man, whose name and age were not released this morning, walked onto the Union Pacific Railroad tracks near Arden and Blue Diamond roads about 12:25 a.m. and turned to face the oncoming train, Sgt. ...
11:10 a.m.
News briefs for April 11, 2005
Metro Police were investigating a homicide this morning at Maslow Park near Nellis Boulevard and Boulder Highway.
11:09 a.m.
Drivers not fully adjusted to speed of ramp lights
Educating Clark County drivers on how to merge using the newly activated ramp lights at three busy intersections is likely to be a "continual, evolving process," the engineer who oversees the automated lights said Thursday.
11:06 a.m.
Massage studios may lose licenses
Henderson is considering banning stand-alone massage studios after a sting operation uncovered alleged prostitution at four of the six such businesses in the city, officials said.
11:05 a.m.
Disabled students find a friend in CCSN
Movement has always been difficult for Las Vegas resident Brenda Allen.
11:05 a.m.
Rogers is not alone in race to run colleges
At least six other people are in the running against Jim Rogers, the interim chancellor of the state university system, for the permanent position, search consultant Jan Greenwood said Friday.
11:04 a.m.
Bill would make it illegal to leave kids in cars
CARSON CITY -- After hearing testimony about 16 youngsters who had died since 1996 as a result of being left alone in vehicles in the Las Vegas Valley, a Senate committee today approved a bill ...
11:01 a.m.
Officials spar over plan to eliminate franchise taxes
Source: Nevada Legislature
11:01 a.m.
Solution to chronic homelessness sought
At a conference Friday on ending chronic homelessness, a federal official said that event participants stayed at one of the Las Vegas Valley's most upscale hotels the night before because it was the only one ...
10:59 a.m.
Utility measures face scrutiny
A pair of utility-related bills on Friday faced difficult questions in debates before the Nevada Senate Committee on Labor and Commerce.
10:45 a.m.
Bill aims to ensure hospital revenue reinvested locally
Nevada hospitals would have to ensure they were spending a portion of their revenue locally before sending money to out-of-state headquarters and would have to provide more financial information to the public if state legislators ...
10:44 a.m.
Proxy statement outlines executives' pay
Steve Wynn earned a salary of $1.8 million and a bonus of $2.7 million last year. Wynn Resorts President Ronald Kramer reported a salary of $1.2 million and a bonus of $1.2 million. Chief Operating ...
10:43 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Schwikert beaming about new balance
You never know who you might run into while changing channels.
10:25 a.m.
Porter wants Yucca e-mailers to go public
WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department does not want three federal scientists who exchanged e-mails about falsifying documents on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository to testify before a congressional panel, but Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., ...
9:45 a.m.
Forecasters predict warmer temperatures
A storm system that brought snow to Reno and Denver was responsible for the winds, lower daytime temperatures and rain showers that brushed the valley until Sunday afternoon.
9:44 a.m.
Police believe two deaths on Lamb are not related
Witnesses told police that two men ran out of an apartment complex near Lamb and Owens Avenue about 8 p.m. and exchanged gunfire. One of the men, described by police as a 22-year-old man, collapsed ...
9:43 a.m.
Complaint against planner dismissed
The Nevada Commission on Ethics has dismissed a complaint against North Las Vegas Planning Commissioner Harry Shull, accused by residents of using his position to advance his proposed housing project.
9:42 a.m.
Obituaries for April 11, 2005
Ardelle L. Lawrence Corona, 81, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. She was born Dec. 31, 1923, in Volin, S.D. A resident for 15 years, she was a retired military nurse and ...
9:42 a.m.
Weeds seen as threat to desert
Conservationists had expected an invasion of weeds along with a spectacular wildflower bloom this spring in Southern Nevada, but the profusion of blooms the past two months has exceeded their expectations.
9:39 a.m.
Little progress reported in car show shooting
Six months ago three people died in a hail of gunfire at a car rally attended by hundreds of people.
9:38 a.m.
Airline aims for Asia, Europe, North America flights
The airline will announce its routes after it reaches agreement with Air Macau, the city's sole carrier, Andrew Pyne, chief executive of WOW!Macau, said by telephone. The airline aims to begin scheduled flights in October, ...
9:37 a.m.
Experts: High oil prices may cause lasting harm
That's the view of an increasing number of economists who are beginning to reduce their growth forecasts for the third and fourth quarters. Unlike the temporary surge of 2004, which landed the economy in what ...
9:35 a.m.
Despite limited profit, casinos repackaging poker as attraction
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- It's just another day at Foxwoods Resort Casino and the wait for a seat at a poker table is well over an hour. All 81 tables, all 810 seats at New England's ...
9:34 a.m.
In '60 Minutes' interview, mob figure links cops to murders
A former mob boss told the CBS television show "60 Minutes" that he hired two former New York City police detectives and Las Vegas residents for Mafia killings.
9:31 a.m.
Mosley delays Hells Angels trial
District Judge Donald Mosley on Friday rescheduled the trial of Hells Angels motorcycle gang members accused of taking part in the deadly riot at the 2002 Laughlin River Run. It is now scheduled to begin ...
9:28 a.m.
University of Iowa faculty oppose casino proposal
"In our professional judgment, this location so near Iowa City will be detrimental to University of Iowa students since students are at a heightened risk for developing pathological or problem gambling behavior," public health faculty ...
9:28 a.m.
Odds against sports teams surviving in Atlantic City
That's what the owners of several Atlantic City-based teams are finding out.
9:27 a.m.
Governor, legislators engage in last-minute slots negotiations
Ehrlich met with Miller, his slot machines ally, in the morning, and then came down to House Speaker Michael Busch's office late in the afternoon for a private discussion that lasted about 20 minutes.
9:25 a.m.
Developer: Tribes to continue fight to build Colorado casino
Gov. Bill Owens has rejected the tribe's offer of $1 billion and the surrender of all land claims in exchange for acreage near the airport, but tribal officials still plan to continue their fight for ...
9:24 a.m.
Smoking, overeating, gambling a deadly equation for residents
Health experts say the high-pressure, pleasure-seeking lifestyle and ubiquitous all-you-can-eat buffets have contributed to Atlantic County having the highest death rate in New Jersey.
9:24 a.m.
Suspended attorney pleads guilty to forging signature of judge
A suspended local attorney and son of a prominent Las Vegas developer pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to charges that he forged the signature of a federal judge.
9:22 a.m.
Roaring back
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- It resurfaced three holes too soon to be poetry, yet none too early.
9:22 a.m.
Eureka Casino is sued over shooting death
The family of a 51-year-old man who was shot and killed after tackling a gunman at the Eureka Casino a year ago is suing the business, alleging that it is partially to blame for the ...
9:22 a.m.
Moore stays focused, finishes with authority
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Out of contention and out of gas, Ryan Moore looked to be fading his way home Sunday afternoon at the Masters.
9:22 a.m.
Bourdais shocks even himself
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Reigning Champ Car World Series champion Sebastien Bourdais picked up where he left off in 2004 by winning Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and ending Paul Tracy's two-year domination ...
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: New contenders emerge in big weekend of Derby preps
The final major prep races for this year's Kentucky Derby still remain, with the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby this Saturday, and the April 23 Lexington Stakes a last-ditch qualifier just two weeks before ...
9:19 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 11, 2005
Warren Johnson became the oldest driver to win a pro drag race, and Tony Schumacher raced to his 23rd career Top Fuel victory Sunday at the O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park.
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Block grants fund essential services
Across the nation, CDBG is an important source of funding for affordable housing, public services, and infrastructure improvements. The president's proposed budget, however, would eliminate this successful program and endanger Las Vegas' ability to continue ...
9:18 a.m.
Dream becomes reality for UFC hopefuls
In the first of two Ultimate Fighting Championships cards on successive weekends in Las Vegas, light heavyweight Rich Franklin scored a first-round TKO against veteran Ken Shamrock in the main event Saturday night at the ...
9:18 a.m.
Letter: President, others sincerely believed Iraq had WMD
Cosgrove should also note: It is the murdering terrorist thugs who are killing innocent people in Iraq and around the world, and we are not blithely watching it happen, as she stated. Our soldiers, sailors, ...
9:18 a.m.
Gearbox foils Tagliani; Vasser 11th
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Las Vegas resident Alex Tagliani was headed to a top-10 finish in Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach when, two laps from the end of the race, his gearbox broke.
9:17 a.m.
UNLV has strong presence at tournament
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- As he shaved six strokes in just 14 holes of his third round, Chad Campbell looked every bit of the player chose by his peers as the next big star.
9:16 a.m.
DiMarco's defeat feels like win
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- He high-fived little Cristian and Amanda, banged fists with Richard and shot a smile to Amy just behind the scoring hut.
9:16 a.m.
Takefuji Classic no guarantee to come back after this year
Say hello to the LPGA Takefuji Classic today and be prepared to wave goodbye to it by the end of the week.
9:16 a.m.
Editorial: Safety versus money
The answer is money. Only five states require their buses to come equipped with seat belts. When the issue is raised, the cost issue usually wins out. Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson, D-North Las Vegas, is raising ...
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: Bring back group homes
One of its major concerns is overcrowding at Child Haven, the county's temporary home for children rescued from abusive or dysfunctional families. The county has acknowledged the problem, saying that children are coming into the ...
9:15 a.m.
Gulutzan: 'We will be a playoff team'
If one word could describe the 2004-05 season for the Las Vegas Wranglers, disjointed might be a good pick.
9:14 a.m.
Team captain hangs'em up
He's played for 18 teams on two continents, but Las Vegas Wranglers captain Jason McBain has one spot that he knows he belongs.
9:13 a.m.
Legislative briefs for April 11, 2005
A bill raising the fee by $1 for a certified copy of a death certificate has been approved by the Senate and it on its way to the Assembly.
8:59 a.m.
University officials continue to press lawmakers for funds
University system officials continued their quest for more money at a joint legislative finance committee hearing Friday, pledging promises of saving elsewhere.
8:58 a.m.
Senate majority leader Raggio worried about athletic scholarship spending
CARSON CITY -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, wants more control over the state money going to provide athletic scholarships at UNLV and UNR.
8:58 a.m.
Contemporary menu covered with Cheese
"Who's Richard Cheese?" one asked. "Why is he such a big deal?" wondered another, glancing at the line of ticket holders snaking around the club.
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Kids at fair battle sheep disorder
A contestant in the Clark County Fair's junior livestock show, it was a pretty safe assumption Gravy's next stop wasn't to be Disneyland.
8:12 a.m.

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