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Archive for April 22, 2005

Work begins on Palazzo casino
Work begins on Palazzo casino
11:40 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood selections
1st Race - SHIFT GEARS - Espinoza on Baffert trainee for owners Bob & Beverly Lewis, needs crafty trip from rail post at 7-panel distance, Shift Gears to graduate? COLOMBINI - Draws good box for ...
11:33 a.m.
News briefs for April 22, 2005
A carjacker stole a woman's car with her 1-year-old girl strapped in a car seat this morning, North Las Vegas Police said.
11:21 a.m.
Legislative briefs for April 22, 2005
Gov. Kenny Guinn will have two more bodyguards to shepherd him around in Las Vegas in the future.
11:20 a.m.
Republic backs off changes to garbage pickup
Republic Services has backed off an idea to cut back garbage pickup to once a week and increase recycling, Bob Coyle, area president of the company, said today.
11:17 a.m.
Reid is heavy user of corporate jets
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., this morning jumped aboard a corporate airplane owned by FedEx for a brief hop to Pittsburgh for a Social Security town hall meeting. It wasn't the first time Reid ...
11:17 a.m.
Woman who said she found finger in chili arrested in LV
The woman who claimed she found a well-manicured finger in her bowl of Wendy's chili last month was arrested Thursday night in Las Vegas on charges of grand larceny and attempted grand larceny, police said.
11:15 a.m.
Gaming briefs for April 22, 2005
An agreement between the Quapaw Tribe and a federal agency includes a $50,000 fine for allowing an outside agency to manage a casino without federal approval.
11:15 a.m.
Illinois board removes last barrier in Mandalay buyout
CHICAGO -- Illinois Gaming Board members on Thursday unanimously approved the transfer of interest in an Illinois riverboat casino, removing the last regulatory hurdle to the closing of MGM Mirage's $7.9 billion acquisition of Mandalay ...
11:15 a.m.
New e-mails: Yucca 'flunked'
WASHINGTON -- A new set of e-mails written by Yucca Mountain employees shows the Energy Department knew the project "flunked" because the mountain couldn't live up to its scientific billing, an attorney for Nevada says.
11:15 a.m.
Stratosphere ride is cleared to reopen
The Insanity thrill ride atop the Stratosphere got the green light to reopen this morning.
11:14 a.m.
New dental clinic opens to take care of poor children
Clark County Commissioner Rory Reid and the Children's Dental Care International were instrumental in establishing the clinic in the former Paradise Park Community Center at 4770 Harrison Drive, near Tropicana Avenue and McLeod Drive in ...
11:10 a.m.
Leslie touts bill protecting intoxicated patients
CARSON CITY -- Assemblywoman Sheila Leslie, D-Reno, asked a Senate committee this morning to require insurance companies to cover injuries that people sustain when they are drunk.
11:10 a.m.
School officials to fill in for Garcia
Two top Clark County School District administrators, who have worked closely with outgoing Superintendent Carlos Garcia, were named Thursday as temporary replacements for their boss.
11:06 a.m.
Bikers rumble into town
LAUGHLIN -- Wearing slacks and a collared shirt, Steve Burns stood out in a crowd of bare arms and leather vests.
11:04 a.m.
Stolen power costs Vegas
Developers and contractors apparently have been ripping off taxpayers by tapping into electricity for which Las Vegas pays the bill, the city's Audit Oversight Committee learned Thursday.
11:04 a.m.
Assembly approves Canadian drug legislation
CARSON CITY -- The Assembly voted for a bill Thursday to help Nevadans order discounted prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies.
11:02 a.m.
Free centennial concert tickets can be had -- for a price
The Red Hot Chili Peppers' July 2 Las Vegas show was devised to celebrate the city's centennial, but so far ticket scalpers seem to be doing most of the partying.
11:01 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Expect Bush to be mum on Yucca
Berkley sent the president a letter this week asking him to halt work on the high-level nuclear waste dump amid allegations that government scientists falsified documents to move the project along.
11:00 a.m.
Schwikert captures NCAA all-around
AUBURN, Ala. -- Tasha Schwikert capped her stellar freshman season at UCLA on Thursday night by winning the NCAA all-around championship and leading the Bruins to the verge of their third consecutive first-place trophy at ...
10:58 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 22, 2005
Natalie Gulbis shot a 6-under-par 66 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the LPGA Corona Morelia Championship at Morelia, Mexico.
10:57 a.m.
Panel touts savings from relocation to Nevada
Despite the rising housing costs in Las Vegas, entrepreneurs and major employers continue to find value in relocating to Southern Nevada.
10:49 a.m.
Ad exec discusses success, strife of LV spots
Former NFL running back Ricky Williams, whose sudden retirement in July in the midst of a multimillion-dollar contract sent the Miami Dolphins into an irreversible tailspin in the 2004 football season, was nearly hired to ...
10:47 a.m.
Job center set to open in Pahrump
With the hope of improving opportunities for residents in rural Southern Nevada, state and Nye County business and government leaders have teamed up to bring an employment and training office to Pahrump.
10:46 a.m.
Suns revolve around Marion
PHOENIX -- Where they aren't, he is, mostly because he can be and no one else can.
10:16 a.m.
Sanford knows top picks
Most college football coaches would consider themselves very lucky to have been able to coach a player who was the first overall pick of an NFL draft.
10:15 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Yes, Vegas does have pro soccer
A look at the National Premier Soccer League:
10:14 a.m.
Welterweight division heats up
Odds from the Caesars Palace sports book:
10:12 a.m.
Work detail awaits losers of spring game
It may only be spring practice, but expect the emotions to be high tonight when UNLV holds its Scarlet vs. Gray game at 6 p.m. at Sam Boyd Stadium.
10:08 a.m.
Seahawks reportedly add Dyson
The Seattle Seahawks added depth to their secondary, reportedly agreeing to terms with free agent cornerback Andre Dyson on Thursday.
10:02 a.m.
Murder conviction is upheld
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the murder conviction of Donald Sjolseth, who shot his 72-year-old roommate and business partner in Las Vegas in 2003.
10:02 a.m.
Obituaries for April 22, 2005
Marco A. Battista, 85, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 11 years, he was a retired cement truck driver and ...
10:01 a.m.
'Tweeners' finally fit in, thanks to 3-4
There was a time when players such as Maryland defensive end Shawne Merriman entered the NFL draft with a scarlet letter hanging from their necks: T.
10:01 a.m.
Team reporters play GM for first round
Here is Sun staffer Dave Mondt's take on how the first round will go:
10:01 a.m.
Seder with a twist
When Las Vegas resident Richard Hill breaks the afikoman, the middle loaf of the matzah bread baked for his congregation's Passover seder on Saturday night, he says he will be remembering two historical events in ...
9:59 a.m.
Thief targets Vegas post offices
U.S. postal inspectors in Las Vegas are asking for the public's help to catch a thief who has been breaking into post office boxes and stealing the contents, primarily in western and northwestern areas of ...
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Stewart's performance is as predictable as the weather
Tony Stewart is looking forward to the month of May, but not for the obvious reason.
9:57 a.m.
Vehicular manslaughter bill passes Senate panel
CARSON CITY -- A Senate committee passed a bill Thursday that could send inattentive motorists to jail if they kill someone on the road.
9:56 a.m.
Totten pushes 51s above .500
Heath Totten allowed six hits in 7 2/3 innings as the Las Vegas 51s slid by Salt Lake 3-2 Thursday at Cashman Field.
9:56 a.m.
Federal judge unlikely to drop charges against Hells Angels
A federal judge on Thursday heard arguments to dismiss the charges against 42 Hells Angels accused of gun possession and violence in aid of racketeering in connection with a deadly riot at Harrah's Laughlin in ...
9:56 a.m.
Ebel prospers in other colors
Raley Field Radio: all games on 1460-AM
9:54 a.m.
Popularity of custom motorcycles surges after being featured on TV
LAUGHLIN -- Joe Martin's custom motorcycles have two wheels and an engine but are at least as much art as they are bike.
9:54 a.m.
Woman's father describes night of panic
Glenn McKinnon, father of 19-year-old Erica McKinnon, who was trapped on the Stratosphere's Insanity ride for more than 90 minutes Wednesday after high winds shut it down, is planning to meet with attorneys Monday.
9:48 a.m.
Homeowners criticize RTC light-rail line study
Scores of homeowners who may find themselves living near a light-rail line in the next decade sharply criticized the Regional Transportation Commission's plans to study public transportation along the 33-mile route.
9:46 a.m.
LV should sell golf course, panel told
Las Vegas should sell off a city golf course that a recent audit found has lost millions since it opened, the councilman whose ward includes the course told a committee meeting on Thursday.
9:46 a.m.
Senate bill would redo licensing by states
WASHINGTON -- A bill allowing Nevada and other states to have more control over hunting and fishing licenses is one step closer to becoming law.
9:44 a.m.
Fishing report: Stripers and cats stand up to winds
LAKE MEAD: Despite strong afternoon winds, anglers have enjoyed fairly good action recently for striped bass and channel catfish in the Boulder Basin and Overton Arm.
9:43 a.m.
LV, state agree on park's future
Las Vegas and state officials insist that Floyd Lamb State Park and the undeveloped acreage surrounding it will be used only for recreational purposes if the park is transferred to the city.
9:43 a.m.
Surveys on neighborhood casinos have mixed results
Those who already live near what the Clark County Commission dubs a neighborhood casino generally like them, according to one of two conflicting surveys of residents near existing properties.
9:41 a.m.
Nevada ranked poor in handling doctor discipline
CARSON CITY -- Nevada ranks among the worst states in the nation in taking serious disciplinary action against errant doctors, a health research group says.
9:39 a.m.
From nickels to millions, slots evolve over 100 years in Nevada
RENO -- Five cents was a good bet in 1905, when Nevada recognized slot machines.
9:32 a.m.
Letter: Earth's treasures must be guarded
Our wild lands, both forests and deserts, can't be created again, but they can still be protected. These areas provide clean air and water, habitat for a wide variety of plant and animal life, and ...
9:26 a.m.
Letter: Leader is working to DeLay ouster
This seems to be the sour, bitter fall of a sour, bitter man.
9:26 a.m.
Letter: Small, residential site is not a good fit for bus station
The piece of property they would have put it on is too small and too close to our homes. Also, the buses would have to exit on an already busy street that is the only ...
9:25 a.m.
Qwest boosts offer
Qwest's latest bid of $30 a share injects fresh uncertainty into a deal in which MCI directors -- who have twice embraced Verizon over Qwest -- could now be forced to accept a far higher ...
9:23 a.m.
Editorial: Greenspan's 'wisdom'
While we agree that these kinds of deficits are dangerous, Greenspan shares part of the blame for them. The fact is that Greenspan blessed Bush's mammoth tax-cut package in 2001, tax cuts that, taken together, ...
9:22 a.m.
Editorial: A sickening plea bargain
Witnesses said Rink was seen a short time later, along with an unidentified person, taking boxes out of his car. Rink's BMW subsequently was found burned in a parking lot. A bottle, containing gasoline, was ...
9:22 a.m.
Hotel operator increases first-quarter profit by 27%
Quarterly income jumped to $145 million, or 61 cents per share, from $114 million, or 47 cents, in the year-ago period. Marriott's earnings easily surpassed the average estimate of 56 cents per share from analysts ...
9:13 a.m.
New pro-Yucca group formed
WASHINGTON -- A collection of advocates for a national nuclear dump on Monday is to announce the launch of a new lobbying group, the Yucca Mountain Task Force.
9:03 a.m.
Pair sentenced in hospital thefts
A 35-year-old man and a 25-year-old mother of three who looted area hospitals in February after moving to Las Vegas from Utah were sentenced to prison on Thursday by District Judge Donald Mosley.
9:03 a.m.
Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run accident
A hit-and-run, auto-pedestrian accident Thursday morning left a homeless man dead and the driver of a pickup truck behind bars, authorities said.
9:01 a.m.
Report: DOE needs better management of records
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department needs to improve its overall management of records, illustrated by problems with Yucca Mountain project documents, according to an inspector general's report issued Thursday.
9:00 a.m.
High court rejects death penalty notice
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Thursday ruled that a notice to seek the death penalty against Cornelius E. Rogers for a Henderson murder was flawed.
9:00 a.m.
Hearing scheduled for woman charged with firing at cops
A 21-year-old woman who allegedly shot at police while her fugitive boyfriend led Metro officers on a high-speed chase waived her preliminary hearing on Thursday.
8:58 a.m.
Historic UNLV building rededicated
One of UNLV's oldest buildings has been given new life.
8:39 a.m.
Documentary fans can dig BJM's 'Bravery'
The Brian Jonestown Massacre toiled in relative obscurity for more than a decade before a documentary film shined an unexpected spotlight on the band last year.
8:39 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Nagel accents the humor of his Southern upbringing
The Louisiana born-and-bred comedian insists that unlike some of his stand-up contemporaries who also sport Southern twangs, his material is short on "Blue Collar" humor.
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Frequent opening act Chapter ready to turn page
The makings of a good hip-hop collection? Sure. But also a list of acts local hip-hop group the Chapter has opened for over the past two years.
8:37 a.m.
On Display for April 22, 2005
Mural renderings and other works by several artists involved in the creation of 100 murals for the city's centennial will be displayed from today until Aug. 26 at the Bridge Gallery at City Hall, at ...
8:35 a.m.
Community briefs for April 22, 2005
Lummis Elementary School, 9000 Hillpointe in Summerlin, will host a Community Health and Fitness Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the school.
8:35 a.m.
Performing Arts for April 22, 2005
Ana Vidovic
8:33 a.m.
'Graduate' cast should learn from Fairchild
The touring production of "The Graduate," based on the classic 1967 film by Mike Nichols, which was based upon a novel by Charles Webb, is in need of some post-graduate work.
8:31 a.m.
Fine & Sandy
Sandy Hackett is the ironman of Las Vegas entertainment.
8:30 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Cinco de Mayo dining options plentiful
Isla Kitchen & Tequila Bar at TI is joining in the celebration from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. A special Cinco de Mayo menu (one day only) includes a choice of two appetizers -- shrimp ...
8:29 a.m.
Datebook for April 22, 2005
The second annual Summerlin Earthfaire will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Summerlin Centre Community Park, 1800 S. Town Center Drive. Admission is free and features musical entertainment, pet adoption, ...
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Newton has left the building
It was a tearful evening for his closest fans, hundreds of Wayniacs, who gave him a standing ovation at the end of a show that lasted more than two hours (Newton usually spends 90 minutes ...
8:22 a.m.
Several bills aim to crack down on ethics
WEEKEND EDITION
5:28 a.m.
Open for debate
WEEKEND EDITION
5:22 a.m.
Committed to remember
WEEKEND EDITION
5:08 a.m.
Editorial: Are we ready for this?
April 23 - 24, 2004
4:57 a.m.
Editorial: Yucca: Death by e-mails
April 23 - 24, 2005
4:57 a.m.
Cleaning House
WEEKEND EDITION
4:17 a.m.

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