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Archive for April 21, 2005

Collision claims life of driver who wore no seat belt
A man was killed Wednesday night when the 1996 Ford pickup truck he was driving collided with another vehicle that had sped through a stop sign at Cimarron and Spring Mountain roads, police said.
11:07 a.m.
Ancient habitat stands in way of modern living
And those images and related evidence of ancient human habitation in the cliffs west of Las Vegas are complicating Howard Hughes Corp.'s efforts to develop the 8,000-acre, 30,000-home Summerlin West.
11:07 a.m.
Legislative briefs for April 21, 2005
A legislative budget committee today rejected a plan to give state money to the three local health districts in Nevada.
11:04 a.m.
IGT earnings drop as demand sinks
Quarterly profit for slot machine giant International Game Technology fell 20 percent because of weak demand for replacement units, the company said today.
11:04 a.m.
Takeover of Floyd Lamb State Park is approved
A divided Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday narrowly supported the city taking over Floyd Lamb State Park, with opponents saying they were concerned about the cost of maintaining the large park and supporters saying ...
11:03 a.m.
U.S. Census expects Nevada's population to double by 2030
The study calculated that Nevada will experience a 114 percent population increase over the tally of the 2000 Census, an increase of 2.3 million people, which will result in a statewide population of 4.3 million. ...
11:02 a.m.
Pernod to buy Allied Domecq
As part of the transaction, Fortune Brands Inc., the U.S. maker of Jim Beam bourbon, will buy Allied Domecq brands including Canadian Club whisky and some distribution operations from Pernod for 2.8 billion pounds, Pernod ...
11:01 a.m.
Tropicana helps Aztar to double first-quarter profit
First-quarter profit more than doubled for the owner of the Tropicana resort in Las Vegas but still missed analysts' expectations because of a less than impressive performance in Atlantic City.
10:59 a.m.
McCarran donates metal detectors to area schools
McCarran International Airport is donating 23 walk-through metal detectors to the Clark County School District today, officials said.
10:59 a.m.
Deterrence program teaches grim lessons
Wearing paper shower caps, face masks, plastic gowns, gloves and booties over their shoes, a group of teens files into the "cooler" -- a back room at the Clark County coroner's office where unidentified bodies ...
10:59 a.m.
NHP defends analysis of crash
The Nevada Highway Patrol said Wednesday it stands by its determination that a man whose car caused a rock to fly through the windshield of a woman's car, killing her, was driving 97 mph and ...
10:58 a.m.
Gaming briefs for April 21, 2005
Attorney General Patricia Madrid said Wednesday the courts probably would strike down an agreement barring any future Dona Ana County Commission from opposing a proposed Jemez Pueblo casino in southern New Mexico.
10:58 a.m.
Vegas hospital operator's earnings beat expectations
HCA Inc., the largest U.S. hospital chain and a major player in the Las Vegas market, said first-quarter profit rose 20 percent, more than analysts estimated, as the company treated more patients and reduced losses ...
10:58 a.m.
Russian family still hoping to avert deportation
A family of Las Vegas figure skaters facing deportation to their native Russia has adopted a familiar American expression as its motto: hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
10:54 a.m.
Sun earns award for coverage in sniper case
The Sun was honored for its coverage of the March 17, 2004, arrest of Charles A. McCoy, the alleged Ohio sniper, in Las Vegas.
10:52 a.m.
Preps: Softball Top 10
Compiled by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune
10:52 a.m.
Conforming to Disabilities Act is costly
North Las Vegas is negotiating a settlement with the Justice Department that will cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars to address violations of a 1990 federal law requiring local governments to improve access ...
10:51 a.m.
Utilities lose round against Enron
A federal judge has affirmed a portion of a March 2004 U.S. Bankruptcy Court decision that ordered Nevada Power Co. of Las Vegas and Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno to pay Enron Corp. $336 ...
10:39 a.m.
Costs from acquisition cited as Caesars profit falls 30 percent
Profit at Caesars Entertainment Inc. fell 30 percent in the first quarter because of costs related to the sale of the company to Harrah's Entertainment Inc., which is expected to close its purchase by the ...
10:39 a.m.
Spring final: 50 percent
Mike Sanford celebrated his 50th birthday on Wednesday. And on Friday night at Sam Boyd Stadium, he will hit another milestone: the end of his first spring practice as a college head football coach.
10:00 a.m.
CCSN gets chemistry right in time for run
CCSN in six years under coach Tim Chambers:
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: 'Quiet Man' Ruiz questions opponent's credentials
James Toney, who meets WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz on April 30 at Madison Square Garden, burst into boxing's signature division only a year and a half ago -- yet he has enjoyed a quick ...
9:52 a.m.
Appeal dismissed in case of wife who plotted murder
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of Susanne D. Carno, sentenced to consecutive life terms in prison for successfully plotting her husband's murder in Las Vegas in an effort to ...
9:51 a.m.
Murder conviction is upheld
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the first-degree murder conviction of Taiwan Allen, found guilty of fatally shooting his live-in girlfriend in Las Vegas and then leaving her four children in the ...
9:51 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Grateful Prudhomme pushes crew chief into spotlight
Don Prudhomme used the occasion of his 100th NHRA victory as a driver and team owner to show a little love for Dick LaHaie, the veteran crew chief who is largely responsible for Prudhomme's two ...
9:50 a.m.
Stratosphere awaiting OK to open thrill ride
A wind gust of 61 mph prompted the ride, called Insanity, to automatically shut down abound 12:45 a.m. Thursday with two girls on it. The girls, ages 11 and 16, were stuck on the ride ...
9:50 a.m.
Suspects in robberies are apprehended
Another suspect, possibly armed, was still at large this morning, Metro Police spokesman Officer Bill Cassell said.
9:49 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 21, 2005
Top-seeded Andy Roddick defeated unseeded Robby Ginepri 7-6 (6), 6-4 Wednesday night to advance to the quarterfinal round of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston.
9:49 a.m.
Only one group bids on Indiana casino project
INDIANAPOLIS -- The deadline for applications for the Orange County casino license dropped by Donald Trump's company passed Wednesday with no additional applications.
9:47 a.m.
Ohio congressman failed to report tribe's donation
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bob Ney, R-Ohio, held a campaign fund raiser at a Washington Wizards basketball game two years ago but failed to report the use of a $1,500 luxury suite leased to an Indian ...
9:47 a.m.
Armstrong outlasted at the wire
ROME, Ga. -- Lance Armstrong's charge over the final 2.5 miles of Wednesday's Dodge Tour de Georgia stage 2 was not enough. The peloton rolled into Rome for three loops in the city center. Armstrong ...
9:44 a.m.
Aybar increases his value by mastering all infield positions
They've moved him from shortstop to second to third, and each time Willy Aybar has shown the Dodgers something worth moving him up for.
9:43 a.m.
Pediatrician pleads not guilty to porn charges
A 32-year-old Las Vegas pediatrician pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to 70 charges related to allegations he sexual assaulted and photographed children under the age of 14.
9:43 a.m.
News briefs for April 21, 2005
A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a man for allegedly bringing a minor to Las Vegas from Phoenix for prostitution and for using the money the minor earned to finance two homes in Las ...
9:43 a.m.
Rupe taken out after straining muscles
Las Vegas 51s starting pitcher Ryan Rupe exited in the second inning of his team's eventual 8-3 loss Wednesday after straining his left intercostals muscles -- the muscle area between the ribs.
9:43 a.m.
Olsen is a treasure for CCSN
Community College of Southern Nevada sophomore Shawn Olsen received an abundance of off-season attention as one of top pitching prospects in junior college baseball.
9:42 a.m.
NYSE, rival plan to merge
The New York Stock Exchange will merge with Archipelago Holdings Inc. in a transaction that speeds the Big Board's push into electronic trading and transforms the 212-year-old institution into a public, for-profit company.
9:35 a.m.
Mortgage giants tell Congress companies on right course
WASHINGTON -- The heads of embattled mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac assured Congress Wednesday that the companies are on the right course following their recent accounting scandals and opposed legally mandated limits on ...
9:34 a.m.
LV plans affordable housing
The program, called a Community Land Trust, would essentially have the city subsidize home purchases in return for homebuyers being bound to sell the home below market value, city Neighborhood Services Director Orlando Sanchez said.
9:34 a.m.
County Commission approves The Curve
The Clark County Commission on Wednesday gave the design of two 18-story towers in southwest Las Vegas a unanimous thumbs up, while sending another plan back to the drawing board.
9:31 a.m.
Time Warner, Comcast seal deal on purchase
The deal beat out a last-minute bid by Cablevision Systems Corp., a New York-area cable TV company, and still faces several steps before closing, including approval by regulators and bankruptcy court.
9:27 a.m.
Sky's the limit
She has a .557 batting average, 33 RBIs, a 1.000 fielding percentage, four home runs, a 1.06 ERA in 66 2/3 innings, 118 strikeouts, and averages 1.78 strikeouts per inning pitched.
9:26 a.m.
Letter: More examples of wasted money
Is there something wrong here? We elect these people to spend tax dollars the best way, and then they turn around and show they can waste it. Then they have the gall to ask for ...
9:20 a.m.
Letter: Beers' plan would effectively limit excess spending
The untruths began right in the opening paragraph. A dictionary defines "modest" as "not large, extreme or excessive." You define the increase in taxes two years ago as "modest." In fact, however, the $833 million ...
9:19 a.m.
Editorial: Nothing but the best
The outrageous purchases, made in 2003 for the agency's new crisis-operations center in a suburb of Washington, didn't stop with art work and silk plants. The Homeland Security Department's inspector general, who uncovered the expenditures, ...
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: No funding, no mandates
Nevada's experience is typical of other states. There are 126 schools here on a "watch list" for failing to make "adequate yearly progress" for one year, and another 122 schools labeled as "needing improvement" for ...
9:14 a.m.
Obituaries for April 21, 2005
Patricia L. Adams, 57, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born June 13, 1947, in Evanston, Ill. A resident for many years, she was an administrative secretary at a hotel and ...
9:03 a.m.
Goodman wants state law banning nuke waste transport
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said Wednesday that he wants a state law banning the transportation of radioactive waste through Nevada, a law similar to the city's ordinance.
8:57 a.m.
Community briefs for April 21, 2005
The UNLV Psychology Department is seeking local residents between the ages of 65 and 85 to participate in two new research studies being conducted by the cognition in aging research group.
8:43 a.m.
Summer camps available for children of deployed military
Registration for "Operation Purple" summer camps for children of deployed service members is now open according to a release from the American Forces Press Service, citing the National Military Family Association.
8:40 a.m.
Industrial to become Dean Martin Drive
Dean Martin becomes the latest 20th century crooner whose name will be enshrined in the minds -- and maps -- of those who come to Las Vegas to visit or to stay.
8:39 a.m.
Santana to receive BMI award
Few Latin artists have influenced popular music the way Carlos Santana has over the past half-century.
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Environment suffering exhaustion
The bad news is they have good reasons for worrying, the Gallup Tuesday Briefing report says.
8:16 a.m.
One Woman Show: Bloom brings impressive stage credentials to UNLV
At 21 she was Juliet at London's Old Vic theater. Then came the roles of Viola, Gertrude, Rosalind, Katherine of Aragon and Cleopatra.
8:16 a.m.

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