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Archive for August 8, 2005

Utilities file plan for renewable power standards
APPEARED IN THE AUG. 2, 2005 EDITION
11:24 a.m.
New president named
Selesner will have responsibility for the property's day-to-day operations and report to Tom Jenkin, president of Harrah's Western Division. He previously served as general manager of the Rio, Hard Rock and Harrah's casinos in Las ...
11:02 a.m.
'Ho sale dispute spurs suit
An investor attempting to purchase the Westward Ho hotel and casino is locked in a legal dispute with the property's owners, claiming they breached an agreement to sell the property and let it fall through.
11:00 a.m.
Tourism, trade focus of Thai official's trip to LV
Thailand officials want Nevada businesses to expand into the dynamic Asian country.
10:58 a.m.
Small LV hotel alleges trademark infrigement by Hilton Hotels
This is a tale of two Conrads.
10:58 a.m.
Clark ranked among top 50 counties for number of firms
The Census Bureau reported that Clark County had 34,233 business establishments in 2003 and 700,032 employees as of March 12, 2003, while Los Angeles County in California had the most establishments with 235,085 and 3.8 ...
10:58 a.m.
Former campaign consultant who was sued prevails
A campaign consultant who was sued by former Las Vegas City Council candidate Steve "Devil Dog" Sanson over a payment dispute has prevailed in a Clark County Justice Court small claims case.
10:45 a.m.
Lightning sparks six new wildfires in area
Dry lightning storms sweeping toward Las Vegas from the west and the southwest sparked six new wildfires in surrounding Southern Nevada mountains Sunday.
10:42 a.m.
Two boys wounded in accidental shootings
Two boys were wounded in separate accidental shootings less than a half-hour apart on Sunday morning in Las Vegas, Metro Police said.
10:40 a.m.
Police look for witness in suspected road rage death
The van was white.
10:39 a.m.
City bearing down on illegal used car lots
People wanting to report a code violation may call the Las Vegas Neighborhood Response Line at 229-6615.
10:39 a.m.
Campaign consultant wins payment fight
A campaign consultant who was sued by former Las Vegas City Council candidate Steve "Devil Dog" Sanson over a payment dispute has prevailed in a Clark County Justice Court small claims case.
9:40 a.m.
Transportation safety facility to open
Metro Police and Las Vegas officials today are opening a new Transportation Safety Bureau in a remodeled building at St. Louis Avenue and Atlantic Street.
9:39 a.m.
News briefs for August 8, 2005
Metro Police are searching for a 29-year-old woman whom they believe stabbed another woman to death Saturday in an alley on the 2500 block of East Charleston Boulevard, Metro stated.
9:39 a.m.
Prospective jurors can go online
The District Court activated eJuror on Friday, giving prospective jurors a tool in addition to the phone to respond to a summons.
9:38 a.m.
Officers cleared in woman's death
Four Henderson Police officers were justified in shooting and killing a woman who raised a sawed-off shotgun toward them in June, a coroner's inquest jury decided Friday.
9:38 a.m.
Mother of 23-year-old man killed by Kane calls on lawmakers
The mother of the man killed by Michael Kane stood on the courthouse steps Friday and asked Gov. Kenny Guinn and the Legislature to "call a special session and show you care about your citizens."
9:27 a.m.
Teachings of Islam explored during seminar
Aslam Abdullah concluded a three-day seminar on Islam and nonviolence Sunday by saying Osama bin Laden is not his spokesman.
9:25 a.m.
Tribe nearing end of fight for recognition
MASHPEE, Mass. -- Next spring, nearly four centuries after the Mashpee Wampanoag welcomed the Pilgrims to the New England wilderness, the federal government will finally say for the first time whether the tribe officially exists.
9:20 a.m.
Siegelman says he would negotiate casino compact
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Former Gov. Don Siegelman said Friday that if he were Alabama's next governor, he would try to negotiate a compact with the Poarch Creek Indians that would allow them to operate full-fledged ...
9:19 a.m.
State shuts down Internet gaming site
The Division of Special Revenue blocked Connecticut patrons from parimutuel waging on eBet USA. Last month, the agency told Foxwoods to stop a promotion on the Web that regulators believed was a type of Internet ...
9:18 a.m.
Tribe announces casino deal
The agreement calls for NORAM Inc. to bankroll the complex, projected to cost $18 million to $20 million and create 60 to 75 permanent jobs on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation southwest of Havre.
9:18 a.m.
High court to take up West Warwick casino proposal
The casino would be a partnership of the Narragansett Indian tribe and Las Vegas-based Harrah's Entertainment.
9:17 a.m.
Greenville set to build downtown convention center
Last year, the Mississippi Gaming Commission approved the Delta Blues Casino complex, which includes a 120-room hotel, the 30,000-square-foot convention center and a nine-acre water park.
9:14 a.m.
French Lick to break ground for casino Tuesday
Actual earth-moving on the project work won't begin until October, but Tuesday's ceremony in French Lick comes after local officials and Blue Sky Casino executives signed off on an agreement that details how Orange County ...
9:13 a.m.
Condo crush lures foreign investment
MIAMI -- They have thought-provoking names like Opera, Axis and The Venture, condominiums that will line Miami's bayfront skyline.
9:11 a.m.
Deal leads to trading charges
The Securities and Exchange Commission moved swiftly in response to rumors of unusual trading activity in Reebok options in the two days prior to the Aug. 3 news that German shoemaker Adidas was buying Reebok. ...
9:11 a.m.
Rate bump expected as economy gains steam
Economists expect the Fed's policymaking Federal Open Market Committee, which has been raising rates in quarter-point increments for more than a year, to continue its campaign until its target for short-term rates is 4 percent ...
9:10 a.m.
Doctor describes effects of radiation on unborn
Even 60 years after the August days when the United States dropped atomic bombs on two Japanese cities to end World War II, the tension continues over President Harry Truman's decision to bomb and the ...
9:06 a.m.
Home despot
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tony Stewart knew it would be an emotional moment when he finally won a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
9:01 a.m.
Busch unhappy with 10th place
INDIANAPOLIS -- A top-10 finish by a rookie in the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard is something to be proud of -- unless you feel you had a top-five car.
8:59 a.m.
Names in the game for August 8, 2005
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook ended his weeklong holdout and reported to training camp today.
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Day will remain active in racing off the saddle
The rumors started materializing on Wednesday when Churchill Downs officials notified the press that a special announcement was scheduled for the next morning concerning the Hall of Fame rider. His longtime agent and friend, Doc ...
8:58 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 8, 2005
Kate Ziegler led all the way in winning the 1,500-meter freestyle by 10 1/2 seconds Sunday on the last night of the U.S. Summer Nationals.
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Best of luck for new era at Sun
Many thanks are due to the Greenspun family for its years of publishing the Sun. The pleasure and benefit of having had two separate weekday newspapers in Las Vegas has been a very special and ...
8:52 a.m.
Letter: Treat poorly paid teachers more kindly
Another controversial topic is starting pay. What critics don't understand is that the salary schedule for teachers is based on experience working for the district, not for prior teaching experience. This means that teachers who ...
8:52 a.m.
Editorial: Another Yucca danger
Last week the NRC released its conclusions about armed Nellis warplanes training so close to the nation's proposed dump for high-level nuclear waste. It said the Energy Department, in planning for Yucca Mountain, failed to ...
8:49 a.m.
Editorial: Test scores versus salary
The former Clark County schools superintendent, Carlos Garcia, who resigned last month, earned a base salary of $212,000. The new figure represents an increase of nearly 37 percent, which School Board members say they feel ...
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Who needs an NBA franchise, anyway?
You can officially add me to virtually every local casino executive and sports book director, UNLV athletic director Mike Hamrick, Rebels basketball coach Lon Kruger, any local sports fan who thinks $77.36 is too much ...
8:48 a.m.
Obituaries for August 8, 2005
Joan M. Catherman, 65, of Las Vegas died July 31 in Las Vegas. She was born April 27, 1940, in Philadelphia. A resident for eight years, she was employed at the Mirage and loved spending ...
8:29 a.m.
Special 'Splash' planned for LV history
The l benefit performance will be from 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Riviera.
8:27 a.m.
Zany Zoo picnic to benefit kids
The event will feature prizes, stuff animals, books information will be available about education and health programs of Sunrise Children's Foundation. Lunch and snacks will also be available to purchase. Call 731-8373.
8:25 a.m.
Community briefs for August 8, 2005
MGM Mirage employees gave more than $135,000 to three area charities recently as part of an ongoing campaign that has raised $3.2 million this year, officials said.
8:25 a.m.
Sugar Water Festival great for Scott
Queen Latifah came in with unmatched credentials; Erykah Badu with heaps of critical acclaim.
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Students' comfort is our bag
First, classes always seem to begin just about the same time we figure out which 15 mph speed limit zones are for nine-month schools, and therefore can avoid slowing down and the near-miss rear-end collision ...
8:18 a.m.
The Crack of Dom: Irreverent Irrera brings stand-up tour to Riviera
He's much too busy working on his stand-up material, he says, than to worry about headlining a pedestrian series in which, "my father dies and on his deathbed I promise him to stay home and ...
8:18 a.m.
Mountain dwellers come out against resort
Dozens of people went to Mount Charleston on Saturday for the annual Festival in the Pines at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort. This year, many of those attending also took a swing at ...
3:22 a.m.

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