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Archive for August 11, 2005

DOE reviewing Test Site contract bids
The Energy Department is still reviewing bids for a contract that expires Sept. 30 to manage and operate the Nevada Test Site, an official said Wednesday.
11:18 a.m.
Nevada officials, scientists continue to spar over Yucca radiation standard
WASHINGTON -- Health physicists and radiation experts say the new proposed radiation standard for Yucca Mountain poses no significant health threats.
11:16 a.m.
Growth blamed for SW Gas loss
Growth isn't cheap.
11:15 a.m.
Airlines face risk of fuel shortages
WASHINGTON -- Lost luggage, bad weather and now ... no fuel?
11:15 a.m.
State casinos post record gaming win in fiscal '05
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's casino industry won a record $11 billion from gamblers in the fiscal year that ended June 30, with turbocharged results from the Strip and the Las Vegas locals markets leading the ...
11:15 a.m.
Venetian casino host to keep job
CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas casino host, who was president of a Midwestern slot distributor linked to criminal activity in the early 1990s, isn't going to get a state gaming license but will be ...
11:14 a.m.
7-Eleven to have stricter ID policy
State law prohibits the sale of tobacco products to those under 18. The enforcement program focuses on retailers with poor records of selling these products to those who are underage.
11:12 a.m.
Hot diggity! 'Jethro' gets license OK
CARSON CITY -- Let me tell you the story 'bout a man named Jethro.
11:11 a.m.
Disparities in child death cases raise questions
Why does failing to give an 11-year-old diabetic insulin shots result in a charge of first-degree murder by child abuse, but starving to death a 2-year-old child with cerebral palsy does not?
11:10 a.m.
Rogers to hear to hospitals' alternative plan
Local hospitals want to expand current services without partnering with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to build an academic medical center in downtown Las Vegas, Rogers said. Ann Lynch, vice president of government affairs ...
11:10 a.m.
Highlights of fiscal 2005 win report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $11 billion win, up 8.8 percent.
11:09 a.m.
74-year-old remains jailed on multiple theft charges
Doris Payne, a 74-year-old internationally-known accused jewelry thief, remained jailed this morning at the Clark County Detention Center on multiple theft charges, authorities said.
11:06 a.m.
MountainView Hospital names COO
J.D. Melchiode starts in early September at the 235-bed hospital and replaces Tad Morley who left earlier this year for personal reasons, the company said in a statement.
11:05 a.m.
High employment rate toughens search for South Coast staffing
With Clark County's unemployment rate hovering at around 4 percent, Kathy Caudell knows her company will face a tough job market when it begins searching for some 2,400 employees to staff the upcoming South Coast ...
11:03 a.m.
Northwest adds flights to four Midwest cities
Northwest Airlines, seeking to bolster its dominance in the Midwest market, has announced nonstop round-trips between Las Vegas and four cities.
11:03 a.m.
Airport machines add air of security
The new machines squirt bursts of air at passengers from head to toe, almost like the puff tests administered during an eye exam.
10:53 a.m.
Minorities may soon become majority in Nevada
Clark County's minorities now make up nearly half of the total population, while numbering four of 10 people statewide, according to Census Bureau figures released today.
10:53 a.m.
Worker killed at construction site
A 45-year-old construction worker was killed Wednesday when he was struck by an earth moving vehicle at a North Las Vegas construction site.
10:51 a.m.
Blood thirsty
Henderson homemaker and frequent blood donor Kamie Baxter missed the call from her local United Blood Services clinic asking her to spare some of her Type O negative blood.
10:50 a.m.
U.S. 95 on-ramp closed at Rancho Drive
The southbound on-ramp at U.S. 95 and Rancho Drive closed at 9 p.m. Wednesday for four months as the Nevada Department of Transportation started a widening project there.
9:38 a.m.
Woman arrested in murder
Jessica Barraza is accused of fatally stabbing of a woman in an alley behind the 2500 block of E. Charleston Boulevard about 3:50 p.m. Saturday. The victim, who staggered into the Silver Saddle Saloon on ...
9:38 a.m.
Estandia expects to rebound from disappointing '04 season
Like many UNLV football players, Greg Estandia is glad to put a disappointing 2-9 season in 2004 in his rear-view mirror.
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Rahman views bout with Barrett as title shot
A series of nagging injuries has kept heavyweight Vitali Klitschko out of the boxing ring since last December, forcing the WBC champion to miss a highly anticipated appointment with Hasim Rahman, the former world champ ...
9:36 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 11, 2005
Barely a year after acquiring Brian Grant as part of the Shaquille O'Neal trade, the Lakers waived the 33-year-old forward as expected Wednesday.
9:31 a.m.
Iowa hands 51s fifth consecutive loss
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ronny Cedeno blasted a two-run homer in the second inning as Iowa cruised past Las Vegas 7-2 Wednesday at Principal Park.
9:29 a.m.
Philip Morris cigarette ad spending down
Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA's cigarette advertising expenditures fell for six consecutive years through 2003 as it complied with marketing restrictions set forth in tobacco settlement agreements.
9:29 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- DREAMWOOD -- Draws good post for sprint maiden/claimer, go go Gomez scales hess trainee, diploma Dream comes true wood trip be right. IRISH LOOK -- P. Val aboard Gonzalez trainee, draws good ...
9:29 a.m.
Siegelman: Riley failed to control Indian gambling
WETUMPKA, Ala. -- Former Gov. Don Siegelman said Wednesday that Gov. Bob Riley has not done enough to stop the expansion of gambling at Indian-owned facilities in Alabama and that the state should now find ...
9:29 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:28 a.m.
Steelers' LB out 4 weeks
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter underwent surgery Wednesday to remove loose cartilage from his knee and is expected to miss four weeks.
9:25 a.m.
Basnight: Not enough Senate votes right now for lottery
The Senate has held a standalone lottery bill narrowly approved by the House in April, trying to determine how to change it without wrecking the fragile coalition that passed it in the other chamber.
9:23 a.m.
Navajo president vetoes casino deal with Hogback Chapter
The measure, approved by the Navajo Nation Council on July 21, outlined a proposed revenue sharing agreement with the tribal government if the northwestern New Mexico chapter operated a casino.
9:23 a.m.
Harrah's casino reopens after low-water shutdown
Company officials opened the casino around 6 p.m. Wednesday after receiving the go-ahead from the Illinois State Fire Marshal's office and the Illinois Gaming Board, Harrah spokeswoman Robyn Ryan said.
9:21 a.m.
Retail sales climb in July
The Commerce Department reported today that total retail sales rose by 1.8 percent, the best showing in three months, but almost all of that strength came from auto sales, which soared by 6.7 percent.
9:21 a.m.
Shareholders OK takeover
What they didn't count on was the firestorm that would eventually scuttle any deal between the two companies and clear the way for Chevron Corp. to buy Unocal in a stock and cash deal valued ...
9:19 a.m.
Crude futures hit record $65.19
Midmorning in Singapore, light, sweet crude rose 29 cents to $65.19 a barrel in Asian electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, the contract rose $1.83 to close at $64.90 a barrel, ...
9:18 a.m.
Ex-Gaming Control Board member Stratton dies at 83
CARSON CITY -- Jack Stratton, who served as a member of the state Gaming Control Board longer than any other person, died Tuesday at a rest home in Carson City.
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Many missing links in theory
One reason, of course, is the fossil record. It is a constant source of embarrassment to those who espouse evolution. You see, there is not just one missing link, there are countless numbers of them. ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Politicians, media must not ignore public comments
Some politicians ignore requests from citizen activists. This is rude and goes against the vision of our Founding Fathers. They thought that citizens had the right and duty to petition government. It is essential for ...
9:07 a.m.
Editorial: No tax dollars for centennial concert
Despite the fact that Clear Channel was supposed to put on the centennial celebration without city funds, the corporation is now asking to be reimbursed $627,209 by the city for the costs of a July ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Car pools are on their way
The new and improved roads will be nice, all right, but will people be able to afford to drive them?
9:06 a.m.
Obituaries for August 11, 2005
Jim Beatty, 65, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local health care center. He was born Aug. 25, 1939, in Salida, Colo. A resident for 10 years, he was a retired field engineer in ...
9:05 a.m.
Clarification
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
8:51 a.m.
LV High grad maintains F-16 fighter
Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Jackson, son of James and Lora Jackson of Las Vegas, is assigned as an F-16 assistant dedicated crew chief to the 51st Fighter Wing, the most forward deployed Air Force ...
8:22 a.m.
Community briefs for August 11, 2005
Sammy's Woodfired Pizza will host a fundraiser every Tuesday in September to benefit the Las Vegas Children's History Foundation.
8:22 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Ruling leads to mascot hysteria
Historically, the Chippewas lost, as did the Utes, Seminoles and Fighting Sioux.
8:19 a.m.
Court rules on county master plan
The Nevada Supreme Court ruled today that Clark County cannot require a two-thirds majority vote to make major changes to its master plan.
1:18 a.m.

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