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Archive for August 1, 2005

Man shot in stomach outside blues bar
A man was shot in the stomach early today outside the Sand Dollar blues nightclub, 3355 Spring Mountain Road, near Polaris Avenue.
11:02 a.m.
News briefs for August 1, 2005
Metro Police arrested three people after the trio allegedly robbed the Dealer's Choice Bar at 4552 Spring Mountain Road, its bartender and two patrons about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
11:00 a.m.
Yucca licensing application facing another delay
WASHINGTON -- The license application for the Yucca Mountain nuclear dump may not be filed until March 2006, if not later, pushing the dump further behind schedule.
10:57 a.m.
Fires blaze on Southern Nevada public lands
Lightning sparked five new wildfires that burned thousands of acres of dry brush and grasses on public lands in Southern Nevada this weekend, weather and fire officials said.
10:57 a.m.
Plan to pump ground water to LV delayed
The Southern Nevada Water Authority's attempt to develop wells and build pipelines to bring ground water from rural Nevada to Las Vegas has been at least temporarily derailed, with one federal contractor predicting that the ...
10:56 a.m.
Teacher shortage remains critical
The arrival of 34 teachers from the Philippines on Sunday will do little to ease a critical shortage of classroom talent for the Clark County School District.
10:54 a.m.
Teachers from Philippines get rousing welcome at McCarran
Elmer Potes' three years of teaching in America began with cheers Sunday evening.
10:54 a.m.
Elementary school may not be able to open on time
The new academic year may not start on time for students of the new Joseph E. Thiriot Elementary School.
10:54 a.m.
Bourbon Street to be shuttered
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. expects to close the Bourbon Street hotel and casino by Oct. 31 to make way for an as-yet undisclosed development.
10:51 a.m.
Woman killed, man wounded in shooting
Police said they believe the shooting took place around 1:30 a.m.
10:50 a.m.
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10:36 a.m.
No signs of West Nile virus in Clark County
For more information about the West Nile virus, the Clark County Health District has opened a telephone hotline. The number, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, is:
9:48 a.m.
Man guilty of second-degree murder
A jury on Friday determined Larry Pruett was guilty of second-degree murder for shooting his roommate and hiding the body in a freezer outside his home in July 2004.
9:46 a.m.
Man, Cirque du Soleil settle in last minute
If Cirque du Soleil and the man who was seriously injured when one of the company's show props fell on him had not reached a settlement Friday, jurors apparently would have awarded the man about ...
9:43 a.m.
Candle likely cause of $25,000 blaze
A candle left burning in a bedroom likely started a fire in a townhouse in east Las Vegas that caused about $25,000 damage on Thursday night, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue.
9:42 a.m.
Springfield Council looks at Texas hold 'em ban
Owners of such establishments are concerned that the ban is preventing them from cashing in on the poker game that has become a national craze. Poker is allowed nearby cities, including Eugene, Junction City, Creswell, ...
9:40 a.m.
From playing to praying, S.C. poker parlor converted to church
MITFORD, S.C. -- The dust from the gravel parking lots has settled, the cigarette smoke has long since escaped and the neon signs no longer draw attention to the Magic Mall. The work of the ...
9:40 a.m.
Texas Lottery Commission's personnel policies questioned
DALLAS -- Administrative assistant Cindi Suarez had just returned from a Disney World vacation when her bosses at the Texas Lottery Commission called her to a meeting.
9:39 a.m.
Greenspan housing view seen as hazardous by Wall Street
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan isn't worried about the hot U.S. housing market so he isn't cooling it off by raising interest rates faster.
9:36 a.m.
Atkins trying to shed weight of debt
NEW YORK -- The company started by the late nutrition guru Dr. Robert C. Atkins to promote a low-carb lifestyle has filed for bankruptcy court protection, a further sign of the waning popularity of the ...
9:36 a.m.
Wyandotte Tribe dealt another loss in fight for casino
U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson ordered the U.S. Department of the Interior to revisit a 2002 decision that supported the tribe's purchase of a casino site as following federal law.
9:36 a.m.
Price reduces on new Explorer model
Prices for the 2006 Explorer will range from $27,175 to $33,160, compared with $27,810 to $35,630 for the 2005 model, Dearborn, Mich.-based Ford said in a statement today. Fuel economy will be improved as much ...
9:36 a.m.
Elections board fines proponents of casino plan
The District of Columbia Board of Elections and Ethics fined the Citizens Committee for the D.C. Video Lottery Terminal Initiative and its former officers Pedro Alfonso, Vickey Wilcher and Margaret Gentry. They proposed a ballot ...
9:35 a.m.
Automaker to cut prices on 30 of its 2006 models
The price cuts, scheduled to be announced this morning, will amount to as much as $4,800 on the Cadillac DTS, people familiar with the details said. The Pontiac G6 gets a $645 reduction, and some ...
9:35 a.m.
Casino customer found floating in moat
Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers assigned to the Isle of Capri rescued the woman after a couple noticed a purse on a walkway that connects the casino to the parking garage. They then saw the ...
9:34 a.m.
Crude oil rises after Fahd's death
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Crude prices soared past $61 a barrel today after the death of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd, but eased back a bit on reassurances that the nation's oil policy would not change.
9:34 a.m.
State agency gives license to new Lincoln Park owners
The interim director of the new Division of State Lottery, Beverly E. Najarian, granted the license Monday to BLB Investors, which bought Lincoln Park on July 18.
9:34 a.m.
Jury turns in not guilty verdict for Mayweather
WBC super lightweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. received a unanimous decision in the legal ring on Friday as a jury found him not guilty of beating the mother of his three children outside a nightclub ...
9:29 a.m.
Experimental stadium racing a hit with fans and competitors
It was evident from the broad grin on Sal Fish's face Saturday night that the inaugural SCORE Las Vegas Terrible's Cup was a resounding success.
9:29 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 1, 2005
The NCAA will be in court today for the start of an antitrust trial that strikes at the heart of one of the nation's most popular sports events, the Division I men's basketball tournament.
9:28 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Afleet Alex down for now, but not out of racing
The most charismatic horse to come out of this year's Triple Crown has been sidelined for the summer and maybe for the rest of the year. And the marquee races that are left exclusively for ...
9:27 a.m.
Thurston gets fresh start with Yankees
It was Sunday afternoon at Cashman Field, and things seemed out of place in the Las Vegas 51s' clubhouse.
9:27 a.m.
Record day pushes Doyle all the way up leader board
It was the U.S. Senior Open nobody wanted to win.
9:26 a.m.
Racing briefs for August 1, 2005
At Budapest, Hungary, Kimi Raikkonen and his mercurial McLaren racer finally avoided misfortune, using the pits to perfection and racing away from Michael Schumacher at the Hungarian Grand Prix for his fourth victory of the ...
9:23 a.m.
Rural Utah group to protest water plan
A group in rural Utah is planning a "Water Express Run" across 223 miles of desert to protest the Southern Nevada Water Authority's plans to export groundwater from their region to Las Vegas.
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Troops should come home now
It is a sorry state of affairs when a governor has to call upon citizens to voluntarily meet the obligations of a federal administration that refuses to recognize its own responsibilities to those fallen troops.
9:07 a.m.
Editorial: Much worse off now than under Clinton's watch
I, for one, cannot understand how the Republicans can claim that employment and the outlook for the national economy is improving when nearly every month we hear of massive layoffs of 10,000 to 25,000 employees ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: More info, not less, required
Ultimately, the Times reports, the police chiefs also want to hook up with police forces in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, enabling them to directly receive information without having to wait for the cumbersome ...
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: Freedom for all -- including laborers
In our view, the laborers should be free to congregate in any industrial or commercial area of their choosing, as long as they don't trespass, block traffic or break any other laws. A dozen or ...
9:04 a.m.
Obituaries for August 1, 2005
Marcus Alcantar, 55, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local hospital. He was born May 7, 1950, in Galveston, Texas. A resident for seven years, he was a telephone repairman and a member of ...
8:36 a.m.
No bombs dropped by expertly restored B-52's
Even veteran acts that capitalize on fan sentimentality to rake in hundreds of millions of dollars on tour try to dodge the dreaded "n" label by purporting they remain viable on the contemporary scene.
8:12 a.m.
Girl Power: 'Dora the Explorer' has become omnipresent figure
Her show, "Dora the Explorer," which airs weekday mornings on Nickelodeon (Cox cable channel 23), is one of the network's top draws, a bestseller on DVD and has spawned a franchise worth more than $1 ...
8:11 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Lack of etiquette a venti pain
"Yeah, I'm at Starbucks," she said.
8:10 a.m.

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