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Archive for August 3, 2005

While shooting is probed, friends, loved ones mourn
"He had no business in our neighborhood with all the kids out here," said Felipe Morales Hernandez, 35, a neighbor who was close friends with the victim Sharon Jackson. "The guy thought he was in ...
11:14 a.m.
Rogers switches party to nonpartisan
State university system Chancellor Jim Rogers, who has said in recent weeks he is thinking of running for governor in 2006, has switched his party affiliation from Republican to nonpartisan.
11:13 a.m.
One killed in accident
The Clark County Coroner's office identified the dead man as Val Wayne Eggleston, 61. He was driving a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck, according to Metro Police.
11:12 a.m.
Porter tours Guantanamo Bay, says guards fighting terrorism
WASHINGTON -- U.S. prison guards in Guantanamo Bay are helping the war on terrorism, Rep. Jon Porter, R-Nev., said after visiting the prison in Cuba.
11:11 a.m.
News briefs for August 3, 2005
A motorcyclist died Friday after a collision in Red Rock Canyon.
11:10 a.m.
Report: EPA should update nuke levels for drinking water
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency should revise its 29-year-old standard for radioactive materials in drinking water, according to a report released today that could have implications for the Nevada Test Site and the nuclear ...
11:09 a.m.
Coroner rules child's death homicide
Two-year-old Adacelli Louise Snyder died because she was malnourished and neglected, the Clark County coroner said Tuesday.
11:06 a.m.
Reid assumes party leadership role in raising funds for PAC
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is asserting his role as a party fundraiser-in-chief, criss-crossing the country to chase down dollars for his political action committee.
11:05 a.m.
Company awarded contract to oversee care
This is of greater significance now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services publicly tracks the quality of care that is provided for various types of cases.
11:04 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Persistence pays off for sheriff
Young was in the middle of mourning the loss of his mother and uncle, who were killed in a massive auto accident near Elko on Friday.
11:04 a.m.
Sales tax hike is OK'd
A sales tax hike designed to put more police officers on Clark County streets cleared its final hurdle on Tuesday.
11:03 a.m.
County delays vote on private inspectors
The Clark County Commission delayed a vote Tuesday on a plan that could allow home builders to hire private inspectors to do work now done by the county's Building Division.
11:03 a.m.
Court reinstates suit against Hard Rock
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Tuesday reinstated a suit against the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas by a woman who said she was injured in the parking lot during an attempted burglary.
10:59 a.m.
Sands' second-quarter profit dips
The owner of the Venetian resort in Las Vegas said profit fell in the second quarter compared with a year ago, when earnings were boosted by the sale of the Grand Canal Shops mall.
10:58 a.m.
Company shares are boosted
Including $14.1 million in costs incurred prior to the opening of the $365 million resort, Pinnacle reported a loss of $4.2 million or 10 cents per share compared with a profit of $15.7 million or ...
10:57 a.m.
Mirage hopes to tap the trendy crowd with new clubs, eateries
The Mirage isn't a place where Sean Christie likes to hang out.
10:56 a.m.
EPA to fine builder $80,000 for violations
The EPA had accused KB Home of clearing land and filling tributaries of the Las Vegas Wash without a permit at its Huntington subdivision site, west of Fort Apache Road in the southwest valley.
10:55 a.m.
Nevada children not receiving medical care
WASHINGTON -- Nevada is second in the nation in the percentage of children without health insurance who don't get seen by a doctor, based on a report released Tuesday.
10:54 a.m.
Residents oppose Mt. Charleston resort
Lee Canyon residents have weathered a year of avalanches, loss of telephone service and the threat of forest fires. Now a Utah company is proposing what for canyon residents may be the worst of of ...
10:53 a.m.
Obituaries for August 3, 2005
Dios Gracio Duval, 96, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born March 22, 1909, in Cuba. A resident for 38 years, he was a laborer for a handbag factory.
9:53 a.m.
Longtime Henderson dentist, civic leader Marshall dies
Voters in Henderson's early days did not generally give their city council members a second chance.
9:52 a.m.
County approves managers
The commission promoted fire Battalion Chief Steven Smith to head the Clark County Fire Department effective in February, and named Deputy Public Defender Elizabeth Quillin and Social Service Director Darryl Martin as assistant county managers.
9:51 a.m.
Man in murder trial wrote he was 'born to do this'
A prosecutor said a jailhouse journal and a 911 call would make it clear to jurors that a 24-year-old man was acting as a hired enforcer when he killed a 19-year-old and wounded another man ...
9:48 a.m.
Terminally ill man's relatives 'railroaded' by woman's sentence
The relatives of a terminally ill man who was killed by his girlfriend of 19 years in April 2004 said they felt "railroaded" by the system after the woman was sentenced to four to 12 ...
9:45 a.m.
Henderson mom pleads guilty in child's death
A 23-year-old Henderson mother pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder for the death of her 18-month-old daughter and multiple counts of child abuse and neglect in connection to her four other children.
9:42 a.m.
Help for nurses, teachers to buy homes on the way
Teachers and nurses looking to buy homes in North Las Vegas will be eligible for extra financial assistance under revised rules the city is preparing to implement.
9:42 a.m.
Henderson Police shoot woman who allegedly pointed gun
Regina Hunt called 911 about 11:30 p.m. and said she was going to shoot and kill her sleeping husband, police spokesman Keith Paul said. She also said she would shoot anyone who approached the house.
9:41 a.m.
Redevelopment study launched
Henderson has launched a study that could lead to the creation of the city's largest redevelopment zone in a attempt to revitalize deteriorating neighborhoods, spur industrial development and restore 2,200 acres for a master-planned community.
9:41 a.m.
School Board to assess legislative session
The ups and downs of the 2005 legislative session and their implications for the Clark County School District will be the topic of a School Board meeting today.
9:38 a.m.
End of CNOOC bid may hurt U.S.-China relations
SHANGHAI, China -- Building anti-Chinese sentiment in Washington -- the key reason cited by Chinese oil company CNOOC for withdrawing its $18.4 billion offer for Unocal -- augers poorly for future economic ties between the ...
9:29 a.m.
Defense wraps up case in Lincoln Park trial
WORCESTER, Mass. -- The defense called its final witnesses Tuesday in the federal conspiracy trial of dog track Lincoln Park and two former executives accused of plotting to pay millions of dollars in bribes to ...
9:28 a.m.
Legislative Democrats seek agreement on lottery
House and Senate Democrats, who hold a majority in the Legislature, met privately for much of the past three days -- in caucus meetings, negotiation sessions and one-on-ones between House Speaker Jim Black and Senate ...
9:28 a.m.
St. Bernard Parish stops new gambling truck stops
The parish council ordered the stop Tuesday, despite two pending applications for new truck stops.
9:28 a.m.
Lottery profit sets record
It was the fourth consecutive record performance for the Virginia Lottery, topping the fiscal year 2004 profit by about $15 million, the agency announced Tuesday.
9:25 a.m.
Another downtown property could convert to condos
A developer has applied for a permit to renovate the 604-room hotel into 388 residential units with commercial space and a health club.
9:24 a.m.
Toyota, BMW profit drops
Net income at Toyota, the world's second-biggest carmaker, fell 6.9 percent to 267 billion yen ($2.39 billion) in the quarter ended in June, the Toyota City, Japan-based company said today. Net income at BMW, the ...
9:23 a.m.
Media giant settles shareholder lawsuit
Time Warner announced today it had reached a tentative settlement with the lead group of shareholder plaintiffs, who claimed they were cheated in the merger by inflated revenue claims and improper accounting at AOL.
9:23 a.m.
NBA ready to accept bid from Vegas
Joe Maloof tried to temper his comments about Las Vegas playing host to the 2007 NBA All-Star Game and its related festivities, whose official approval from NBA commissioner David Stern is expected Friday.
9:21 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 3, 2005
For at least one day, Atlanta and Columbus drew the eyes of the NHL their way.
9:21 a.m.
Automakers hope to copy July sales with discount pricing plans
DETROIT -- By extending employee pricing through Labor Day, U.S. automakers hope August will be as prosperous as July, when the discounts helped them achieve near-record sales. But they acknowledge their luck could run out ...
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Race through downtown San Jose rough but rewarding
Despite a narrow street course that allowed for virtually no passing and included a bone-jarring section over railroad tracks, the inaugural San Jose Grand Prix was a hit with most Champ Car World Series competitors.
9:20 a.m.
30-year bond coming back
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration announced today that it is bringing back the 30-year Treasury bond next year, a move that would help finance the national debt and should hold appeal for investors looking for ...
9:19 a.m.
Adidas to buy rival Reebok in $3.8 billion deal
FRANKFURT, Germany -- Adidas said today it will buy shoemaker Reebok for $3.8 billion, giving the company about 20 percent of the U.S. market and the potential to better challenge leader Nike Inc. on its ...
9:19 a.m.
Names in the game for August 3, 2005
Asked if he believed that Baltimore Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro might have accidentally taken steroids, Deion Sanders' grin vanished. He paused for a moment, then revealed a secret he had kept for nearly a ...
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Lawmakers' kids should go to Iraq
I would like to suggest that all the senators and representatives who voted for this war sign up their eligible children for the military. The American people did not want this war, but they are ...
9:16 a.m.
Letter: School's attitude affects strength of substitutes
I graduated from Fordham University in 1990 with a degree in Comparative Literature, and after taking several education courses at Bank Street College and Fordham, I began working as a substitute teacher in New York ...
9:16 a.m.
Editorial: An option to donate
We like her plan. Many people might enjoy the opportunity to donate their checks to our schools and there should be a way for them to do it. Many critics of the rebate, after all, ...
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Gators' bandwagon loading up with bettors
If the early betting on big-time college football is any indication, gamblers will be placing a great deal of value on the Florida Gators of the Southeastern Conference this season.
9:13 a.m.
Editorial: Medicaid's mission is in jeopardy
Regarding Medicaid, it is disturbing that so many Americans now either can't afford private insurance or their employers don't offer coverage, forcing them to seek assistance from the government. Still, these Americans are fortunate that ...
9:12 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- WELL DONE MY LOVE -- German-bred draws outside post in small five-horse grass mile opener, Solis scales Hendricks trainee, backers hope they can say after race, "Well Done My Love". SHARPENED COPY ...
9:08 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
Post Time 2 p.m.
9:08 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Easy doesn't do it this year
Notes from the golf world far and wide, starting in South Africa and slowly making our way back into and around the United States ...
9:07 a.m.
Hot, humid air is expected to linger
After 13 years of marriage, Al and Sandy Baker agree on many things, but not the weather.
8:56 a.m.
Ensign's PAC Battle Born collects $102,000 first six months of year
WASHINGTON -- The political action committee of Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., accepted $5,000 donations from each of the telecommunications giants, SBC Communications Inc. and MCI Inc. -- companies that would benefit from a new bill ...
8:55 a.m.
Reid draws from wide pool of donors
Among them, political action committees for companies and groups that included:
8:55 a.m.
LV to shore up historic building
While the historic downtown post office might look sturdy, experts say a major earthquake could cause huge pieces of the building to break off and tumble to the ground.
8:30 a.m.
Community briefs for August 3, 2005
Residents are invited to spend meaningful time with their kids during special barbecue events hosted by Boys and Girls Clubs of Las Vegas. In addition to food and games, Baskin-Robbins will be serving ice cream ...
8:30 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: New boxes are truly out to lunch
Office Max has a selection of cool lunch totes in a variety of styles and colors (not all Office Max stores carry the same selection) at a good range of prices ($3.99 to $9.99). Walgreens ...
8:18 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Swayze puts on the moves at NBT event
His midday appearance with his wife, Lisa Niemi, dazzled students attending summer sessions in the ballet company's Summerlin headquarters.
8:16 a.m.

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