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Archive for April 29, 2005

Housekeepers compete at hotel and restaurant show
The convention, held at Mandalay Bay Convention Center, drew 350 suppliers from the lodging and food-service industry. Convention officials expected attendance of 4,000.
11:32 a.m.
Students compete to develop themed rooms
Students compete to develop themed rooms
11:28 a.m.
Group eyes purchase of Reno Hilton
Grand Sierra Resort Corp. has been considering the idea for more than a year but hotel officials said there is no signed agreement, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported today.
11:17 a.m.
Federal appeals court lifts injunction on Detroit casinos
DETROIT -- The three casinos in the city can proceed with plans to build permanent facilities, including hotels, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
11:16 a.m.
Vegas-based bank plans IPO
Las Vegas-based Western Alliance Bancorporation has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public stock offering.
11:14 a.m.
Magazine: Vegas convention industry trumps competition
Las Vegas widened the competitive gap against rival convention hosts, maintaining its 19 percent market share of the nation's 200 major shows while No. 2 Chicago fell behind.
11:12 a.m.
Southwest Gas reports lower income
Pleasant weather in the first quarter cooled earnings for Las Vegas-based Southwest Gas Corp. of Las Vegas.
11:11 a.m.
Profit soars at health insurer
PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. announced Thursday a 28 percent profit increase in the first quarter, beating analysts' expectations.
11:10 a.m.
Judge denies initiative to be placed on NLV ballot
A federal judge has denied a request by North Las Vegas residents who were trying to get an initiative placed on the June 7 general election ballot.
11:09 a.m.
Homebuilder buys Rinker land
The 147.5-acre site, at 4511 S. Buffalo just north of Tropicana Avenue, has been used as an industrial mining site for nearly 40 years. As the town grew around the plant, residents near the site ...
11:09 a.m.
Wynn Las Vegas exec, Mack aide are arrested
After the opening of Wynn Las Vegas on Thursday morning, Metro Police arrested one of the resort's executives and his wife, who works for City Councilman Michael Mack, following a alleged drunken post-party confrontation with ...
11:08 a.m.
$14.5 million purchase of Vegas office building OK'd
The Clark County School Board voted Thursday to spend $14.5 million for an office building at 5100 West Sahara Avenue that will serve as a temporary solution to an ongoing space crunch.
11:08 a.m.
Rogers is 'right person at right time'
Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers will likely drop the interim from his title next Friday after a Board of Regents search committee unanimously recommended him for the permanent position Thursday.
11:04 a.m.
Mobile home park oversight bill advances
CARSON CITY -- A bill to tighten the law forcing mobile home parks to meet the health and safety standards was approved by the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee today.
11:04 a.m.
Activists say laws have done little to protect wild horses
WASHINGTON -- Animal activists say they suspect that a number of wild horses from public lands have gone to U.S. slaughterhouses for years, despite laws designed to protect them.
11:02 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Cabdriver group gets little help
But local cabbies Greg Bambic, Phillip Alexander and Craig Harris are doing their best to stir up interest in their fledgling group, the New Professional Drivers Association.
11:01 a.m.
Woman killed while driving on highway
A woman was killed early today on Interstate 15 near Charleston Boulevard when someone apparently pulled alongside her and fired several rounds into the driver's side of the car she was driving, Metro Police and ...
11:01 a.m.
Senate OKs changes to death penalty in Nevada
CARSON CITY -- A bill to outlaw the death penalty for those younger than 18 years is on its way to Gov. Kenny Guinn for his signature after a reluctant Senate approved the measure Thursday.
10:58 a.m.
Court dismisses suit over N.M. casino
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday refused to order pretrial arbitration in a suit in Las Vegas between two companies over operation of a casino for an Indian tribe in New Mexico.
10:55 a.m.
Alliance Gaming reports loss
Alliance Gaming Corp. on Thursday reported an 8 percent increase in revenue in its fiscal third quarter and showed a profit before a series of charges, delighting analysts.
10:54 a.m.
Man a step closer to being executed
A man convicted of tying up and killing four young men is eligible for the death penalty, a jury determined Thursday.
10:47 a.m.
Menzies leaves with Rebels' blessing
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino arrived in Las Vegas on Thursday afternoon to check out Steve Wynn's newest megaresort hotel.
10:29 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: As a whole, it's been a banner year for UNLV
The success of a Division I athletic program will always be judged by its won-loss record and/or bottom line in football and men's basketball, and using that criteria, UNLV has had sort of a middling ...
10:29 a.m.
Dodgers prospect regaining past form
At a time when most 19-year-olds in the minors are planning how best to spend their summers in exciting destinations like Cedar Rapids, Hickory or Modesto, James Loney was playing ball with the big boys ...
10:28 a.m.
Sports briefs for April 29, 2005
Disappointed parents and bitter players who go after sports officials may face stiffer penalties under a bill that passed unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
10:21 a.m.
New schedule has Rebels running with the big dogs
Enough with the Gardner-Webbs, Florida Atlantics, Occidentals and IPFWs of the college hoops world, UNLV coach Lon Kruger has aimed to upgrade his non-conference schedule.
10:20 a.m.
Flutie could be signed by Giants
Jeremy Shockey finally showed up at the Giants' off-season workouts Thursday, but his return was trumped by the surprise appearance of another intriguing visitor: quarterback Doug Flutie.
10:19 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Wynn Las Vegas opens in smooth fashion
Guests trying to decide where to dine studied the map that was included in the registration packet. There were so many choices. I decided to start at the south end at Red 8, an Asian ...
10:06 a.m.
Playoffs might be on the line
Sunday, 10 a.m., Allstate Arena TV: KVBC Ch. 3; Radio: ESPN 920-AM
9:58 a.m.
Court dismisses lawsuit over New Mexico casino
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday refused to order pretrial arbitration in a suit in Las Vegas between two companies over operation of a casino for an Indian tribe in New Mexico.
9:56 a.m.
Input is sought on superintendent search
Joyce Haldeman, executive director of community and government relations for the district, said she is gathering input from School Board members as to their preferences for the size and scope of the search. At a ...
9:56 a.m.
Tentative agreement reached with pilots
Terms of the tentative agreement between Hawaiian and the Air Line Pilots Association were not immediately disclosed. But Capt. Jim Giddings, the Hawaiian pilots' lead negotiator, said the tentative three-year agreement contains pay raises of ...
9:56 a.m.
Seastrand resigns regent post, joins UNLV
University Regent Doug Seastrand resigned from the University and Community College System board Thursday because he has gotten a job at UNLV.
9:56 a.m.
Obituaries for April 29, 2005
Thomas Archbold, 39, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. He was born May 22, 1965, in New York. A resident for one year, he was a retired baker.
9:55 a.m.
Hispanic parents criticize School District
A group of Hispanic parents sharply criticized the quality of education students receive in the Clark County School District's east region Thursday, saying their children aren't learning English quickly enough.
9:55 a.m.
Preps: Schedule
Baseball
9:54 a.m.
Tiger Direct sues over Mac software name
Tiger Direct, which sells computers and related products on the Internet, said the use of the name threatens to lessen the value of its trademark. The company also accused Apple of deceptive and unfair trade ...
9:50 a.m.
Man found shot dead in street
The victim, whose name was not released this morning, was near the curb, Officer Tim Bedwell, police spokesman, said. A shopping cart was nearby.
9:46 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Slow start to Nextel Cup season not unexpected for Earnhardt Jr.
Following his third-place finish in the season-opening Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. struggled at the ensuing two races and left Las Vegas in early March ranked 27th in the NASCAR Nextel Cup standings.
9:42 a.m.
Clarification
Clarification
9:40 a.m.
Correction
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9:39 a.m.
Severe weather prompts Test Site emergency call
The end of April brought showers to the Las Vegas Valley and severe weather, including hail and funnel clouds to the Nevada Test Site and to Yucca Mountain, site of a proposed high-level nuclear waste ...
9:38 a.m.
Murphy discharged from prison
Sandy Murphy had her discharge papers signed Thursday morning at the Southern Nevada Women's Correctional Center and will not serve any prison time for stealing Ted Binion's silver.
9:37 a.m.
Senate panel OKs tougher slavery law
CARSON CITY -- The attorney general's office argued Thursday that modern-day slavery is on the rise in the United States, and Nevada officials need to crack down.
9:37 a.m.
Democrats drop pay-raise bill
CARSON CITY -- Assembly Democrats dropped a bill Thursday that would give state employees 5 percent cost-of-living raises in each of the next two years.
9:35 a.m.
Funds OK'd for inmate transition project
CARSON CITY -- A legislative budget committee agreed Thursday to spend an additional $320,000 on the opening of Casa Grande, a new state prison program for paroled inmates to find jobs and get ready to ...
9:34 a.m.
Gaming briefs for April 29, 2005
Bank of America Corp. and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc completed their $7 billion loan financing for MGM Mirage that allowed the casino company's acquisition of Mandalay Resort Group, a filing by MGM Mirage ...
9:34 a.m.
Labor Commissioner seeking construction wage information
Nevada's Labor Commissioner is soliciting 14,500 contractors that perform construction work in Nevada to respond to his annual prevailing wage survey to determine the prevailing wage of construction workers in each of the state's counties.
9:34 a.m.
Legislative briefs for April 29, 2005
A bill that permits the state Transportation Department to designate lanes on highways for the exclusive use of car-pooling vehicles has been passed by the Senate and is headed for the signature of Gov. Kenny ...
9:34 a.m.
Councilwoman willing to give up board nomination
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Sheila Simon, a reluctant pick to serve on the Illinois Gaming Board, says she would not object if Gov. Rod Blagojevich withdrew her nomination so she can focus on her work as ...
9:33 a.m.
Flood project to cause delays on Charleston
Charleston is expected to narrow to one lane through the Tonopah Drive intersection tonight and will fully reopen early Monday morning. Tonopah will be completely closed between Charleston and Rancho Lane. Drivers are urged to ...
9:28 a.m.
Fishing report: It's all about cats and bass
LAKE MEAD: Fishing has been good and appears to be getting even better as both shore anglers and boaters are reeling in striped bass and channel catfish in the Boulder Basin and Overton Arm.
9:26 a.m.
Toyota plans to issue credit cards
Toyota Motor Corp., the world's second-largest automaker, announced it will issue credit cards in the United States under its Lexus brand to expand financial services and help attract and keep luxury-vehicle customers.
9:21 a.m.
Supreme Court upholds stings by 'vagrant' detectives
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Thursday upheld the convictions of two men arrested by Metro police in undercover decoy programs in which officers are dressed as vagrants.
9:19 a.m.
Father pleads guilty in shaking death of 4-month-old son
A 30-year-old Henderson father who originally faced murder charges for violently shaking his 4-month-old son, inflicting severe brain injuries that killed the baby 11 days later, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Thursday.
9:18 a.m.
More funding set aside for traffic improvement
The matter, which came before the RTC's executive advisory committee, more than doubles the allocation to the Traffic Capacity Improvement Program, raising its budget from $2 million to $5.3 million for Southern Nevada.
9:18 a.m.
Man gets 14 years to life in stabbing death
Miguel Reyes-Carreon, 28, had previously pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for stabbing 30-year-old Jose Ramirez to death inside an apartment in the 2200 block of Statz Street near Carey Avenue.
9:16 a.m.
Convicted sex offender pleads not guilty in peeping case
A 44-year-old convicted sex offender accused of peeping in the window of a woman's Green Valley apartment and exposing himself pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges related to the incident.
9:15 a.m.
Letter: Expand Medicare for everyone
There would be no requirement for Medicaid.
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Republicans use religion as ploy for more judges
Those Christians who are making that claim for political gain should re-read the Ten Commandments, with particular attention to, "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: Wynn a winner again
A gaming visionary and marketing genius who early in his career led a revival of downtown Las Vegas through his then-ownership of the Golden Nugget, Wynn didn't release much information about his newest gem, a ...
9:02 a.m.
NCT turns to comedy: 'You Can't Take It with You'
Throw away the business suit, slide down the company ladder and follow your passions into the golden sunset.
9:01 a.m.
Editorial: Legal twist over Yucca
In 1982 Congress passed a law that required the government to take possession of the nuclear waste by 1998, but since that hasn't happened, utilities have filed lawsuits against the Energy Department, alleging breach of ...
9:01 a.m.
Carlin reads from the whine list at Stardust
Note to comic genius George Carlin: Lighten up, dude. Chill out. Take a pill. Smoke something. Sip some wine and relax. An edgy comedian on edge, cursing his audience, isn't a pretty site.
8:57 a.m.
UNLV's Cox Pavilion giving Las Vegas some Elmo room
Colors disappear as our favorite furry friends perform a series of musical numbers. Professor Art and his Palettes are there to help solve the mystery while taking audiences to ancient Egypt, a musical junkyard and ...
8:54 a.m.
Datebook for April 29, 2005
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District presents the films "The Thin Man" at 1 p.m. and "Spider" (Rated R) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, as part ...
8:54 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Skirting the issues is not an option for Omaha
The comedian has made it his business to "show the ridiculousness of stereotypes" while still finding the humor in them during his stand-up act, which he performs through Sunday at The Improv at Harrah's.
8:40 a.m.
Mos-Kweli team shows hip-hop mastery in debut
"One, two, three / Mos Def and Talib Kweli / We came to rock it on to the tip-top / Best alliance in hip-hop."
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Coachella reaches out to Vegas music fans
A flier, advertising the 2005 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held this weekend at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Calif.
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Hams broker success at Vegas nightclub
By night, they run a nightclub.
8:36 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Centennial a mission for Arlen's son
He wrote the Academy Award-winning "Over The Rainbow" -- which has been recognized as the No. 1 song of the 20th century by the Recording Industry Association of America, the National Endowment for the Arts ...
8:34 a.m.
Performing Arts for April 29, 2005
Free concert
8:33 a.m.
'Echoes of Spring' set for Doc Rando Recital Hall
"Echoes of Spring" features the music of Mendelssohn, Brahms, Pinkham and Piket. Also scheduled are David Dickhau's "In Time of Daffodils," Richard Rodgers' "It Might As Well Be Spring," Cecil Effinger's "Basket," and the folk ...
8:32 a.m.
Child care honor goes to teacher
Meddock-Wright was honored for her professionalism and commitment to the children she teaches.
8:16 a.m.
Anti-drug task force recognized
The task force will serve as the model for a new anti-drug and anti-gang group in Carson City.
8:16 a.m.
Community briefs for April 29, 2005
Touch-A-Truck, an event that allows children to get up close and personal with their favorite big rigs, fire trucks, police cars, construction trucks and more will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at ...
8:15 a.m.
Learning-Earning helps at-risk students
The drive behind CCSN's initiative is to reduce Nevada's high school dropout rate, improve the graduation rate and open wider access to college. Learning and Earning benefits Clark County 11th and 12th graders in jeopardy ...
8:15 a.m.
Yucca e-mails: Smoking gun or blowing smoke?
WEEKEND EDITION
5:32 a.m.
Law keeps identity of landowners a secret
WEEKEND EDITION
5:31 a.m.
Bar has been raised
Vegas has another Wynner! It is hard to write about the Wynn Las Vegas hotel without reaching deep into a bag full of superlatives, an exercise already repeated in newspapers and on television sets all ...
5:23 a.m.
Voice(s) of Vegas
Vocalist-impressionist Danny Gans has extended his contract with the Mirage through April 2008, which is good news for the army of fans who have packed his showroom five nights a week for the past five ...
5:21 a.m.
News briefs for May 1, 2005
Thomas Friedman, one of the nation's foremost thinkers and writers about foreign affairs, will provide his insights on world events here May 12 as part of UNLV's Barbara Greenspun Lecture Series. A New York Times ...
5:20 a.m.
Letter: Trash collection schedule perfect
April 30 - May 1, 2005
5:19 a.m.
Letter: Massive school districts good for teachers, not kids
Retired teacher Virgil Sestini, in his April 26 letter, wrote that deconsolidation of the Clark County School District would "not be good for teachers." Unfortunately, Mr. Sestini has spent too much time in the education ...
5:18 a.m.
Editorial: Recycle recycling plan
April 30 - May 1, 2005
5:13 a.m.
Editorial: Hiring raises ethics issue
April 30 - May 1, 2005
5:12 a.m.
Going beyond the uniform
WEEKEND EDITION
4:27 a.m.

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