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Archive for August 9, 2005

Valley dodges storm
Southern Nevada's air is hot and humid, but the extra "juice" in the atmosphere failed to bring storms and the flash flooding that had been feared in the Las Vegas Valley's urban areas Monday.
11:21 a.m.
Company reports loss
The improved results were largely attributed to normal weather conditions throughout the company's operating territory of Nevada, Arizona and California. The company also said it benefited from rate relief in California and Nevada.
11:20 a.m.
Law firm critical of LVCVA's slogan deal
After hearing from an international law firm that there were several problems associated with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's transfer of the rights to, and potential profit from, the successful "What happens here, ...
11:16 a.m.
Nevadans still among those paying most at the pump
Las Vegas residents and visitors figured there was little they could do about the all-time record high gasoline prices Monday night as they pumped fuel into their tanks.
11:15 a.m.
New EPA radiation standard is called outrageous
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency's change in its radiation protection standard, announced this morning, is shocking and outrageous, members of Nevada's team opposing the Yucca Mountain nuclear dump said.
11:14 a.m.
News briefs for August 9, 2005
One man was killed and another wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting on the 1800 block of Harewood Avenue about 3:30 a.m. this morning.
11:08 a.m.
Riviera owner announces quarterly loss of $1 million
Revenue at Riviera Holdings Corp., which also owns a sister property in Black Hawk, Colo., rose 1 percent to $53.3 million. Revenue at the Riviera in Las Vegas rose 3 percent to $40.5 million. In ...
11:07 a.m.
Stratosphere owner reports revenue increase
The gaming division of New York-based American Real Estate Partners reported revenue of $122.4 million, a 3 percent increase from the same quarter of last year. Operating income grew 32 percent to $16.9 million.
11:07 a.m.
Campus to open 3 weeks behind schedule
For the first time in recent memory, a new Clark County School District campus will not be ready in time for the start of the academic year.
11:03 a.m.
New teachers welcomed; 300 vacancies remain
Jane Gaelen left the Clark County School District's New Teacher Welcome Center with more loot than she could carry alone.
11:02 a.m.
Nevada Power parent reports profit
Sierra Pacific Resources, parent company of Nevada Power Co. of Las Vegas, this morning reported second-quarter net income of $9.1 million, or 5 cents a share.
11:01 a.m.
State appoints nongambler to oversee problem gambling grants program
CARSON CITY -- A nongambler has been hired to head the state's new problem gambling program.
11:00 a.m.
Flight distance causes LV fare hikes
While airfares to and from Las Vegas are notoriously low and McCarran International Airport keeps costs down for air carriers by generating revenue from slot machines, ticket prices are climbing faster here than in most ...
10:59 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Petitioning for rights of 'little guy'
In the next couple of weeks the 49-year-old Las Vegas lawyer expects to turn up the volume of his opposition when he launches a statewide petition drive to change Nevada's constitution to ban what he ...
10:58 a.m.
State probe of county appraiser could take year
It could take the state Real Estate Division up to a year to determine if the Las Vegas real estate appraiser at the center of controversial sales of public land should be punished, a state ...
10:58 a.m.
Parents accused in death of girl
Parents of a 2-year-old girl who died from malnourishment and neglect in June had allowed the family's mobile home to become filled with garbage and rotting food, and the four children in the home suffered ...
10:56 a.m.
Water authority hires firm to design intake
MWH, a Colorado-based global consulting firm, announced today that the Southern Nevada Water Authority has hired the company to work with other partners to design a new water supply intake in Lake Mead.
9:41 a.m.
Clinic for homeless reopens
As a homeless day laborer, Bruce McKee has neither the luxury nor the time to be sick.
9:39 a.m.
Arrest made in case of body found in motel
Gilberto Carrillo was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for murder with a deadly weapon and possession of a stolen vehicle.
9:39 a.m.
Las Vegas banker pleads guilty to embezzlement
Michelle Fournier, 38, pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to one count of felony embezzlement by a bank employee.
9:33 a.m.
Wal-Mart asks appeals court to dismiss discrimination case
SAN FRANCISCO -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest private employer, urged a federal appeals court Monday to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that female employees were discriminated against in pay and promotions.
9:25 a.m.
$4.3 million jackpot hit at Tahoe casino
Elizabeth Hae-Jung Kim, 38, hit a $4.3 million Wheel of Fortune jackpot Saturday night at Harveys Casino & Resort on Tahoe's south shore.
9:24 a.m.
Dog track, executives guilty of conspiracy
WORCESTER, Mass. -- The Lincoln Park dog track and two former gambling executives were found guilty Monday of conspiring to pay a $4 million bribe to the speaker of the Rhode Island House to muster ...
9:23 a.m.
Shallow water forces closure of casino
The casino was shut down Sunday night due to unsafe walking conditions between a barge moored on the bank of the Ohio River and a gaming boat, The Paducah Sun in Kentucky reported. The barge ...
9:18 a.m.
IPO raises $234 million
The company sold 13 million at $18 each, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Metairie, La.-based Ruth's is selling 9.4 million shares and stockholders 3.6 million. The stock began trading ...
9:18 a.m.
Exec sentenced to one year
The sentence for Buford "Buddy" Yates, 49, came nearly three years after he pleaded guilty to helping WorldCom overstate its earnings from 2000 to 2002 in a scandal that bankrupted the telecom company.
9:17 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 9, 2005
UNLV President Carol C. Harter and athletic director Mike Hamrick announced plans for a permanent tribute to the Tarkanian era of Rebel basketball, with the dedication of the university's home court in honor of the ...
9:16 a.m.
Rebels get good news ...
One of the worst-kept secrets in college football finally became official shortly after 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon when former USC quarterback Rocky Hinds came striding into UNLV's Lied Athletic Complex.
9:16 a.m.
... and bad news
Alvin Marshall finally got the call he had been waiting for from his cardiologist on Monday afternoon.
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Would a Nole by any other name run as fast?
Schools affected by the NCAA's ruling to abolish the use of American Indian-related nicknames in NCAA tournament play:
9:15 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- PRESCRIPTIONNEEDED -- Desormeaux on Sherman trainee, draws good post for mile opener, might be just what the doctor ordered. ARIES RISING -- Draws alongside top pick for two-turn claimer, Solis scales co-owner ...
9:13 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:05 a.m.
Letter: Lots of evidence supports Darwin
Like many words, theory has more than one meaning, depending on the context in which it is used. In the context of the "theory of evolution," the word means "a closely reasoned set of propositions ...
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Teacher salaries are reflection of state's apathy
Unfortunately, the people who make the decisions for the welfare of all the citizens -- present and future -- of the Clark County School District, don't seem to have made their children a priority. Still, ...
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: Polls showing rising unrest over Iraq war
As Schmidt is a solid supporter of President Bush, so much so that Hackett called her a "rubber stamp," many analysts saw the election results as a sign of growing unrest toward the administration. They ...
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Improving notification
Donna Coleman, president of the Children's Advocacy Alliance in Henderson, a group that has sought to toughen sex-offender laws, says part of the problem occurs when sex offenders plead to lesser charges to escape harsher ...
9:03 a.m.
Community briefs for August 9, 2005
The Family Resource Center at University Medical Center will hold the class "Ask a Pediatrician" from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at 1120 Shadow Lane (across the street from UMC).
9:03 a.m.
Immunization schedule for August 9, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Friday.
9:02 a.m.
Patterson says so long to minors
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Corey Patterson smashed two homers and drove in four runs on Monday night, powering Iowa to a 9-0 shutout of Las Vegas at Principal Park.
8:58 a.m.
Obituaries for August 9, 2005
Tommie Lee Baylor, 65, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 30, 1940, in DeKalb, Miss. A resident for 10 years, he was a deputy sheriff.
8:20 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Guest Columnist Thom Reilly: Building citizen trust
TOO OFTEN I hear, "What is government going to do to fix this problem in our community?" The problems vary depending on the community issue and whom they affect.
8:16 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Artist has chime of her life
People really love them or really hate them.
8:11 a.m.

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