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Archive for April 25, 2005

Nevada problem gambling bill receives strong support
"I do not overstate the situation when I say this truly could be a lifesaver and in many other cases a home, job, family and incarceration-saver," said Craig Swope, a recovering compulsive gambler who attends ...
11:24 a.m.
Feds indict reputed mob figures in string of murders
CHICAGO -- Fourteen reputed mob members and associates have been indicted on charges of plotting at least 18 murders including that of former mob kingpin Tony Spilotro, federal officials announced today.
11:15 a.m.
Las Vegas Domino's Pizza race-bias case to get Supreme Court hearing
The U.S. Supreme Court will use a case involving Domino's Pizza Inc. to consider the scope of a federal civil rights law that bars discrimination in business contracts.
11:15 a.m.
Pedestrian killed on Sahara ID'd
Hamm was hit by a vehicle that drove away, police said.
11:15 a.m.
Late payments hurt Nevadans' credit scores
Late payments and the excessive pursuit of new accounts are dragging down the credit scores of Nevada residents.
11:10 a.m.
Laughlin motorcycle rally purrs to a halt
It was easy riding at the weekend's Laughlin River Run motorcycle rally.
11:08 a.m.
Plan for weekly trash pickup still alive
It appears the idea of cutting back on the number of days garbage is picked up may not be trashed after all, and instead could be recycled in the near future.
11:07 a.m.
Judge issues threat in biker case
District Judge Donald Mosley threatened lawyers representing members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang with possible disbarment if they aren't prepared to go to trial on July 25.
11:06 a.m.
New IRS building touted as boon for downtown LV
State and local officials this morning unveiled a new government building billed as a "vital component" to downtown revitalization.
11:05 a.m.
Lawuit alleges developer wrongly used information
Sasson Hallier Properties LLC, the company building the now-under-construction Panorama Towers, is suing the Related Cos. for allegedly wrongfully retaining and using its confidential and proprietary information.
11:05 a.m.
Legislative briefs for April 25, 2005
Fast-food and other restaurants would be protected from lawsuits blaming them for patrons' weight gain or obesity under a bill approved by the Senate and sent to the Assembly.
11:05 a.m.
World's best rider easily wins show jumping title
The 2005 World Cup Finals in show jumping and dressage ended Sunday with two veteran winners emerging as champions. Netherlands veteran Anky van Grunsven, riding Keltec Salinero, won the dressage competition and German rider Meredith ...
11:04 a.m.
Study sides with residents on new southern corridor
A federal environmental study has tabbed a $345 million southern route that bypasses Boulder City as the alternative for upgrading U.S. 93 to the Nevada border.
11:03 a.m.
Henderson interchange ramp opens
Some commuters in the southeast valley will have reason to rejoice early Tuesday.
11:02 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 25, 2005
Adam Morrissey hit a tie-breaking, bases-loaded single in the ninth inning Sunday to lead the Sacramento River Cats to a 4-3 victory against the Las Vegas 51s in West Sacramento, Calif.
11:00 a.m.
Priorities in order
For UNLV linebacker Adam Seward, nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina.
10:56 a.m.
Licensing changes for locals casinos examined
A solution to the controversy surrounding neighborhood casinos may lie in creating a new licensing category, members of a Clark County committee studying the subject said Friday.
10:45 a.m.
Mandalay purchase expected to close today
MGM Mirage is expected to close its historic $7.9 billion buyout of Mandalay Resort Group by this afternoon, welcoming the Mandalay properties into the fold, company officials said this morning.
10:45 a.m.
World Poker Tour crowns champion
More than seven grueling hours after the kickoff of the World Poker Tour Championship at the Bellagio resort Sunday afternoon, Los Angeles resident Tuan Le took home the top prize of $2.9 million in what ...
10:42 a.m.
Four valley spas earn high rankings
It may come as no surprise to the pampered: Four of the country's top spas are located in the Las Vegas Valley.
10:40 a.m.
Las Vegas companies make shortlist for Singapore casino
Fourteen casino operators have been invited by the Singapore government to make final bids for the city-state's casino-resort projects, the tourism board said.
10:39 a.m.
Help for problem gamblers urged
CARSON CITY -- A former compulsive gambler, who stole from his employer and wrote bum checks to fuel his habit, urged a Senate Committee today to allocate up to $3 million to help problem gamblers.
10:37 a.m.
Margarito after heavy hitters now
As complete and devastating as his performance against Kermit Cintron was Saturday, Antonio Margarito saw his victory not as a climactic scene but as a new beginning.
9:54 a.m.
GM, Delta lobby against Bush's pension restructuring proposal
President Bush and big companies, normally the best of friends, are on a collision course over pensions.
9:46 a.m.
Pension change has meant little to Mexican stocks
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's attempt to get workers to invest their retirement savings in the stock market is being threatened by its own success.
9:45 a.m.
Company buying Premcor
Valero, the third biggest in the U.S. now, will pay $3.4 billion in cash and issue $3.5 billion in stock, the companies said in a statement today. Holders of Premcor can sell each of their ...
9:45 a.m.
Merger talks confirmed
"In response to various inquiries and numerous speculative articles by the press, America West Airlines today confirmed that it is currently in discussions with US Airways regarding a potential merger," the company said in a ...
9:44 a.m.
Accounting firm settles lawsuit on WorldCom
NEW YORK -- Arthur Andersen has reached a settlement with WorldCom investors who had accused the company's former outside auditor of violating securities laws by failing to protect them from WorldCom's historic $11 billion accounting ...
9:44 a.m.
Hospital fire forces patients to evacuate
The blaze that created a cloud of thick, black smoke was confined to a fifth-floor maintenance area after firefighters arrived at 6:17 a.m. to the hospital on the 600 block of Shadow Lane, Szymanski said.
9:40 a.m.
Jury foreman says Tillman acquittal was well thought out
The foreman of a jury that on Friday found a 22-year-old alleged gang member not guilty of fatally shooting a security guard said the verdict was well thought out.
9:39 a.m.
Cash-strapped states look to gaming to boost revenue
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Like counterparts in other states, Kansas lawmakers are shaking the money tree extra hard to find enough dollars to avoid raising taxes or cutting services.
9:39 a.m.
Ex-administrator pays price for conduct at CCSN
Smith, formerly the dean of Arts and Letters, resigned from the college last month as part of his plea agreement with the Nevada attorney general's office. He paid a $500 court fine and $9,126 in ...
9:39 a.m.
Three arrested in series of convenience store heists
Metro robbery detectives and a SWAT unit moved into a southern Las Vegas area on Friday with search warrants. Jerry McClain, who allegedly attempted to flee, was apprehended by SWAT officers after a brief struggle ...
9:38 a.m.
Apparent attack on woman at apartments investigated
About 4 a.m. a man had come home to the Eastgate Apartments, 3055 Nellis Blvd., and found his girlfriend bleeding from her head, police said. There was also a lot of blood near a vehicle ...
9:38 a.m.
18-year-old arrested in fatal shooting
Shawn Glover of North Las Vegas was arrested on charges of murder with a deadly weapon. The arrest took place at a house in the 3000 block of Milton Place, North Las Vegas Police spokesman ...
9:38 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: MWC slate builds confidence for Rebels
It had been a few weeks since I last looked in on the UNLV baseball team, which has taken its usual spot among the teams to beat in the upcoming Mountain West Conference baseball tournament. ...
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Pletcher adds to Derby stable; Baffert and Servis out
With fewer than seven weeks before this year's Kentucky Derby, trainer Todd Pletcher was still searching for a Derby contender from the record 34 nominees under his care. Coming off an Eclipse Award-winning year, it ...
9:35 a.m.
UNLV women reprise 2004 performance
The challenging weather in Sunriver, Ore., lived up to its billing, but so did the UNLV women's golf team.
9:33 a.m.
Shaq lets his mates do job
Most of the talk before the New Jersey Nets' first-round playoff series with the Heat was about how the Nets would try to defend Shaquille O'Neal, Miami's 7-foot-1, 325-pound behemoth of a center.
9:31 a.m.
New F-1 management group hints of changes coming at top
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., Bayerische Landesbank and JPMorgan Chase & Co., which together own 75 percent of Formula One's commercial rights, are considering making management changes in the sport, according to team officials.
9:31 a.m.
Senate OKs homestead protection hike
CARSON CITY -- Homeowners would be able to shield up to $300,000 equity in their homes in a bankruptcy proceeding under a bill approved by the Senate on Friday.
9:12 a.m.
Deputy city attorney cleared of claims of double dipping
A Henderson assistant deputy city attorney has been cleared of accusations that she conducted a private practice while on the city time clock.
9:11 a.m.
Pedestrian discovers injured man
A North Las Vegas Police officer was flagged down by the pedestrian about 6 a.m. Sunday, police said.
9:10 a.m.
Obituaries for April 25, 2005
Penny Lee Blake, 45, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. She was born Dec. 4, 1959, in Las Vegas. A lifelong resident, she was an administrative assistant in the real estate industry.
9:07 a.m.
Editorial: Future shock for state park
Last week a majority of the Las Vegas City Council voted in favor of a plan to assume ownership of the park from the state. Under the deal, the city would own 680 acres and ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: GOP's extremism knows no bounds
This is open defiance by the extremist Bush administration of constitutionally protected separation of powers.
8:56 a.m.
Letter: Environmental panel is not the place for Gibbons
Well, wasn't it just a few months back that Gibbons described those opposed to the war in Iraq as "liberal, tree-hugging, Birkenstock-wearing, hippie, tie-dyed liberals"? Didn't he suggest that using tree huggers, also known as ...
8:56 a.m.
Editorial: A senseless slaughter
It was the first time such a slaughter had taken place since a new federal law went into effect weakening previous protections for mustangs. In December Sen. Conrad Burns, R-Mont., was able to get legislation ...
8:55 a.m.
Teacher, Nellis win EPA honors
"The EPA applauds the outstanding achievements of these environmental heroes," said Nastri. "Thanks to their efforts, our air, water and land will be cleaner and safer for generations to come."
8:49 a.m.
Community briefs for April 25, 2005
As part of its annual Spring Lecture Series, UNLV's student government will present "An Evening with New York Gov. George Pataki" at 7 p.m. Thursday in the South Gym of the McDermott Physical Education Complex ...
8:48 a.m.
Blood drives
April 29: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Orleans.
8:46 a.m.
The Natural: Beckmann's ecological-themed artwork displayed in Washington
At one point, Peterson pulled Beckmann aside and mimicked the call of a nearby golden-crowned kinglet. Soon the two were hunkered in nearby bushes, where Peterson (of Peterson Field Guides) made a sharp kissing sound ...
8:27 a.m.
Jackson rolls out hits at Grand Garden Arena
In this high-tech society that wakes up in a new world every day, country superstar Alan Jackson is just an old half-ton, shortbed Ford pickup, like the one in his 2002 hit "Drive."
8:22 a.m.

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