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Archive for August 5, 2005

Opponents of teen abortion measure sue over pamphlet language
The lawsuits, filed in Sacramento Superior Court by Proposition 73's sponsors and by a pro-abortion rights group called Campaign for Teen Safety, specifically take aim at the rebuttal arguments the opposing group submitted for the ...
11:21 a.m.
LV nets 2007 NBA All-Star festivities
In a news conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center this morning, National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern announced that the league has picked Las Vegas as the site for the weeklong NBA All-Star festivities ...
11:13 a.m.
Judge to decide whether killer can go free; doctors say he's no longer insane
A Clark County district judge began hearing testimony this morning to determine whether a killer is still mentally ill -- less than a year after he was found not guilty of murder by reason of ...
11:10 a.m.
Goodman: All-Star festivities 'a giant step' for Vegas
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said today's announcement of Las Vegas being the site of the 2007 National Basketball Association All-Star festivities is "a giant step" toward Las Vegas getting a major professional sports franchise.
11:01 a.m.
Art collector, veterans benefactor Miller dies
Mickey Miller enjoyed spinning yarns about his days as an art collector, culinary artist, lousy husband and failed business proprietor.
11:01 a.m.
Workshop on Islam and nonviolence set to kick off today in Las Vegas
A three-day workshop on Islam and nonviolence, which organizers believe is the first of its kind in the nation, is scheduled to begin today in Las Vegas.
11:00 a.m.
Las Vegas small-business creation outpaces nation
Entrepreneurship increased in Nevada faster than the national average in 2004, a federal agency said Thursday.
10:57 a.m.
Nobody can collect just one
Like irregular coins that somehow escape from the U.S. Mint, production mistakes garner a lot of the attention at a show like the Casino Chip and Gaming Token Collectors Club.
10:57 a.m.
News briefs for August 5, 2005
One floor of the MGM Grand was evacuated Thursday night after the discovery of "a suspicious item" that turned out to be "just some furniture parts," Metro Police Lt. Juanita Goode said.
10:55 a.m.
Next schools chief to make $290,000
The job description for the next superintendent of the Clark County School District will include a base salary of $290,000 plus benefits.
10:50 a.m.
Silverado cruises into Legion title game; Durango gets another shot
Nevada State Tournament
10:49 a.m.
Reid faces scrutiny on Senate rules
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is under scrutiny for accepting $3,000 from a lobbyist in 1999 for his legal expense fund, which is against Senate rules. Reid aides said it was an ...
10:49 a.m.
Virus-infected ducks came from Strip hotel
The ducks that were found to be infected with West Nile virus came from the "water feature" of a hotel on the Strip, health officials acknowledge, but they won't say which hotel.
10:47 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Sweet deal for Rizzolo's ex may not be all about love
While Rizzolo was negotiating with the federal government to try to resolve the expected criminal case, he and his wife filed a joint petition for divorce in Family Court on May 24. They had been ...
10:47 a.m.
Coroner to fill in for juvenile chief
Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy has been tapped to fill in temporarily as head of the county's Department of Juvenile Justice Services, whose director, Kirby Burgess, is scheduled to retire next month.
10:46 a.m.
For Stewart, this race isn't business, it's personal
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Stewart could assume the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series points lead with a victory in Sunday's Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, but that's not what's motivating him this weekend.
10:45 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 5, 2005
At Washington, top-seeded Andy Roddick struggled before advancing past 14th-seeded Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina in three sets at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.
10:37 a.m.
Sanford eager to start practice
Practices from Aug. 9-13 are open to the public and media.
10:22 a.m.
Royals rough up Erickson in 51s debut
-- Nick Christensen
10:17 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Busch wants to win Brickyard race for crew chief
INDIANAPOLIS -- Kurt Busch has assembled an impressive record at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during his first four full seasons in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.
10:14 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- YES MASTER -- P. Val aboard O'Neill trainee, draws good outside box for allowance claimer, adds blinkers for this try. RECKLESS HERO -- Draws middle post for opening dash, Espinoza on young ...
10:13 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 2 p.m.
10:13 a.m.
Golf briefs for August 5, 2005
At Roswell, Ga., Morgan Pressel, 17, and Mina Harigae, 15, each shot 5-under-par 67s in their morning round.
10:10 a.m.
Park denied Q school request
Her game might be grown beyond its years, but 17-year-old In-Bee Park will still have to take the slower and more traditional route to the LPGA.
10:09 a.m.
Fishing report: Too hot, too windy for most
LAKE MEAD: High temperatures, strong winds and severe thunderstorms the past week have all combined to curtail fishing activity, with very few anglers reported along the shoreline from Pumphouse Cove to Horsepower Cove. Shad have ...
10:06 a.m.
No time for competitive contracts, regulators say
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State gambling regulators moved Thursday to award emergency contracts to three background-investigation firms, saying there is no time for competitive bidding in the rush to jump-start the nascent slot-machine industry.
9:57 a.m.
Las Vegas foot doctor convicted in Medicare billing fraud case
U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson handed down the sentence against Nick T. Nguyen, 40, a licensed Nevada podiatrist with an office at 3009 W. Charleston Blvd., said Daniel G. Bogden, U.S. attorney for Nevada.
9:57 a.m.
Raggio, Perkins say they paid for Cox-sponsored cruise
CARSON CITY -- Two leaders of the Nevada Legislature enjoyed a cruise in the Baltic Sea sponsored by Cox Communications of Las Vegas but both lawmakers said they paid their own way.
9:57 a.m.
First day of deliberations ends
WORCESTER, Mass. -- The former general manager of Lincoln Park was an "exuberant, hard-driving operations manager" who simply wanted to reward an attorney for helping the dog track succeed, his lawyer said during closing arguments ...
9:57 a.m.
Guinn announces new appointments
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn Thursday announced the appointment of 17 Clark County residents, including two of his former office staff, to various state boards and commission.
9:52 a.m.
Governor ties reform to table games plan
Some legislators want the governor to include table games as part of a special session planned for September to address salaries.
9:51 a.m.
Lottery games bring in record $3.33 billion
That enabled the games to generate $1.17 billion for public schools, the fifth straight year that education funding from the lottery has topped $1 billion.
9:51 a.m.
Group seeks to restore gaming-impact funding
The money was cut out of the budget by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, leaving $30 million in the special account that is funded by tribes.
9:49 a.m.
State's top court to take up casino proposal
The casino would be a partnership of the Narragansett Indian tribe and Las Vegas-based Harrah's Entertainment.
9:48 a.m.
U.S. secrecy hampered research on Nagasaki radiation effects
Everything the federal government could disclose about radiation exposure fit on a three-by-five card when U.S. officials asked Dr. James Yamazaki to study atomic bomb effects in Nagasaki children.
9:47 a.m.
DirecTV posts profit on subscriber growth
The El Segundo-based company, which is controlled by the global media conglomerate News Corp., earned $162 million, or 12 cents per share, in the three months ended June 30 compared with a loss of $13 ...
9:41 a.m.
Ex-WorldCom exec sentenced to five months in prison
Vinson, 49, pleaded guilty to fraud in October 2002 and helped the government build its case against former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers, who was sentenced last month to 25 years in prison.
9:40 a.m.
U.S. employers add 207,000 jobs in July
WASHINGTON -- Hiring shifted into a higher gear in July, with the largest expansion of payrolls in five months. The unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent.
9:39 a.m.
Murphy won't be reimbursed for copies of re-trial evidence
The citizens of Clark County will not reimburse Sandy Murphy for the $27,000 she spent making copies of the evidence presented during her re-trial for the murder of Ted Binion.
9:30 a.m.
Former Lander County sheriff pleads guilty of embezzlement
CARSON CITY -- Former Lander County Sheriff Mike Kranovich has been placed on 36 months probation for felony embezzlement of $1,500 from the county.
9:30 a.m.
Inquest set in Henderson shooting
The incident occurred June 21 after residents of the Midway Trailer Park on Merlayne Drive called police and said someone had fired a shotgun, police said.
9:30 a.m.
Former Death Row inmate given 20- to 50-year sentence
A 34-year-old man originally sentenced to death for committing a double murder in January 1997 will now serve 20 to 50 years in prison.
9:29 a.m.
Complaint filed against Fallon justice of the peace
CARSON CITY -- A 15-count complaint has been filed by the state Judicial Discipline Commission against Justice of the Peace Daniel Ward of Fallon, accusing him of such things as helping his son get out ...
9:29 a.m.
Revised version of uniform policy OK'd
A challenge to the dress code brought by the Nevada ACLU was thrown out in June by U.S. District Judge Roger Hunt. In granting the School District's motion to dismiss the suit before trial Hunt ...
9:23 a.m.
Search to begin for Brodsky's replacement
The search for candidates interested in replacing Denise Brodsky as the District E representative to the Clark County School Board will officially begin next week.
9:23 a.m.
Letter: Religion doesn't belong in science
Evolution is firmly based on sound science while intelligent design is only thinly veiled creationism, in other words, religion. Discussions of religion might be appropriate in philosophy or sociology classes, but certainly not in science ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Consider local people for new superintendent
People who look for jobs on a national level are usually looking to move up, make more money fast and quickly move on to the next higher level. What we need are people who understand ...
9:09 a.m.
Editorial: A boost to confidence
Swainston Middle School Assistant Principal Ed Pfeiffer recognized this and suggested holding a "transition camp" at the school. His idea was then funded by the Clark County Education Association, the union that represents most local ...
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Bush is no deficit hawk
Well, as it often turns out in this administration when numbers are involved, Bush is fudging the truth -- and that's a charitable characterization. As The New York Times reported Thursday, while the Bush White ...
9:02 a.m.
Corrections
Corrections
9:01 a.m.
Rec center seeks instructors
Rec center seeks instructors
9:01 a.m.
Blood drives planned
Monday: 1-6 p.m., Gold's Gym, 3750 E. Flamingo Road.
9:00 a.m.
Health District offers vaccinations
RAVENHOLT PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 625 Shadow Lane, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:00 a.m.
Yucca plan slowed by recent departure of key managers
WEEKEND EDITION
8:51 a.m.
Obituaries for August 5, 2005
Frederic H. "Ricky" Abrams, 53, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 20, 1951, in New York City. A resident for 30 years, he was an attorney.
8:44 a.m.
Popular Hybrid: As promoter and performer, Queen Latifah highlights Sugar Water Festival
Now she's added festival organizer to that ambitious resume.
8:16 a.m.
AC/DC turned up the power on 'For Those About to Rock'
Almost universally, critics prefer Bon Scott's AC/DC to the Brian Johnson-fronted version of the Australian hard-rock band.
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Robuchon, MGM Grand an appetizing pairing
As soon as the MGM Grand announced that Robuchon was joining the hotel, advance reservations arrived. No date had yet been set for the fall opening of Joel Robuchon at the Mansion when his followers ...
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Gatsbys American Dream opens new chapter
Then again, what would you expect from a band whose guitarist has spent the last month catching up on his Ernest Hemingway while trekking from show to show?
8:13 a.m.
Lions Club twins with Chinese counterpart
WEEKEND EDITION
5:40 a.m.
Caring for the critters
WEEKEND EDITION
5:39 a.m.
Editorial: Questioning Roberts
August 6-7, 2005
5:33 a.m.
Editorial: Water future: Urgent issue
August 6-7, 2005
5:32 a.m.
Time for T.O.
WEEKEND EDITION
4:21 a.m.

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