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Archive for August 15, 2005

Oil, autos make up much of trade deficit
Just two product categories -- oil and autos -- accounted for $33.7 billion of the deficit, or 57 percent. Oil is destined to drive the deficit even higher when July and August numbers are released, ...
12:01 p.m.
Entrepreneur takes Thai firm to Mideast consumers
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Now that William Heinecke has successfully brought American pizza, doughnuts and ice cream to Thailand and other Asian nations, he's setting his sights on the Middle East and its oil wealth -- ...
12:00 p.m.
Tribe flounders after state shutters casino
YSLETA DEL SUR PUEBLO, Texas -- Jose Lopez Jr. started working as a tribal dancer at age 9, in part to make money for his struggling family.
11:58 a.m.
Station buys California land for tribal casino
Station Casinos Inc. has purchased land in Northern California for the development of a casino the company intends to build and manage for an Indian tribe.
11:58 a.m.
Senate breaks without voting on lottery bill
The chamber passed an overdue $17.2 billion budget on Thursday -- signed into law by Gov. Mike Easley on Saturday -- then worked late into Friday night and for several hours Saturday on dozens of ...
11:57 a.m.
Resort opens poker room
Resort opens poker room
11:55 a.m.
City confronted with tough decisions surrounding casino
Washington County Casino Resort General Manager Dan Kehl wants to close a rural road on the edge of town that serves several farm houses, saying it will make the planned 18-hole golf course better.
11:54 a.m.
U.S. gas prices set another record
LOS ANGELES -- Retail gas prices hit another record high over the past three weeks, mirroring a rapid increase in the cost of crude oil, according to a nationwide survey.
11:53 a.m.
Business Bank of Nevada begins its Arizona expansion
Las Vegas-based Business Bank of Nevada this morning announced that it has taken the first step toward expanding into Arizona.
11:52 a.m.
Even a deal with mechanics might not keep NWA out of Chapter 11
MINNEAPOLIS -- Looming right behind the question of whether Northwest Airlines Corp. mechanics will strike this week is another: Has the airline moved too late to avoid bankruptcy?
11:52 a.m.
Hospital profits suffer fall
CARSON CITY -- Hospital profits in Clark County nosedived in 2004 with six of the 12 major hospitals reporting losses, the state reported Friday.
11:51 a.m.
British Airways resumes flights; many remain stranded
The airline said short-haul flights will be back to normal today, but that restoring long-distance services would take "a little longer."
11:47 a.m.
Company settles suits with Calif. utilities for $445 million
The settlements with San Diego Gas & Electric, Edison International, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and other entities calls for Reliant to pay $150 million in cash. Reliant will also waive claims to its receivables ...
11:46 a.m.
Births for August 15, 2005
MountainView Hospital
11:36 a.m.
Nevada put in sex offender registry
CARSON CITY -- Nevada has been included in a National Sex Offender Public Registry to allow the sharing of sex offender information across the nation, Gov. Kenny Guinn said today.
11:32 a.m.
West Nile virus found in 2 more Northern Nevadans
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11:32 a.m.
Bortolin to join Gibson camp
CARSON CITY -- Greg Bortolin, press secretary for Gov. Kenny Guinn for four years, is resigning to become communications director for Henderson Mayor Jim Gibson, who is expected to formally announce next month for governor.
11:30 a.m.
News briefs for August 15, 2005
Man killed in bed during robbery
11:29 a.m.
New state BLM chief seeks balance
The man pegged to be the new Nevada director for the Bureau of Land Management said last week that he recognizes the challenge in balancing the competing interests of industry, the environment and a rapidly ...
11:27 a.m.
Officer justified in killing suspect
A Metro Police officer was justified in shooting and killing a murder suspect who had allegedly fired a shot at the officer's head, a coroner's inquest jury determined Friday.
11:26 a.m.
Medicare drug benefit pushed at Vegas rally
Nevada's State Health Insurance Assistance Program helpline (800) 307-4444.
11:25 a.m.
Man in car chase sentenced to prison term
Kentro Taylor was sentenced to 14 to 40 years in prison Friday for his part in a high-speed chase through North Las Vegas during which his girlfriend fired an assault rifle at police officers.
11:23 a.m.
Ex-Iraq soldier's case may be tossed
A 20-year-old former U.S. Army specialist who served in Iraq may have his murder and attempted murder charges dismissed if he can be placed in an inpatient mental treatment facility.
11:22 a.m.
LV case could have national impact
CARSON CITY -- In a case that has national implications, the state attorney general's office will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a decision overturning the conviction of a Las Vegas man found guilty of ...
11:21 a.m.
Stranger in his own land
Ben Brownback is lucky, but he's not.
11:20 a.m.
CCSN chief Carpenter agent of change
Community College of Southern Nevada President Richard Carpenter likes to joke that he pushes change because he doesn't know how long he'll survive at the college's helm.
11:19 a.m.
Veterans urge commitment from Congress
Disabled military veterans say that maybe if their health needs were pet projects of lawmakers, they would not have to struggle each year to pressure Congress to adequately fund the Veterans Administration.
11:19 a.m.
Stolen radios cost schools $500K
Thieves stole 181 two-radio radios from the Clark County School District's locked bus yard over the weekend, a haul worth about $90,500, officials said this morning.
11:01 a.m.
Thunderstorms, flooding expected to continue today
Thunderstorms and flash floods were expected to continue over the Las Vegas Valley today, repeating Sunday's downpour, and emergency officials are hoping they don't see more incidents like Sunday's, when two teenage girls were trapped ...
10:31 a.m.
Letter: Bush should give thought to mess
How nice of George W. Bush to feel he deserves a monthlong vacation. While he putters around his ranch and ignores the peaceful protesters at his gate, one can only hope he finds time to ...
10:30 a.m.
Letter: Saddam should be tried, executed before U.S. leaves
Although many are irritated by President Bush's extended vacation, if you think about it, the frequent vacations may be good for the country. Since just about everything he has touched in his four-and-a-half-year presidency has ...
10:27 a.m.
Editorial: A sullied reputation
Baseball's reputation itself, not just the reputations of past and current stars, is in serious jeopardy. The fact that Palmeiro served only a 10-game suspension is a joke. Major League Baseball adopted a new steroids ...
10:21 a.m.
Editorial: Diversity on the rise
The numbers confirm that Southern Nevada is a national leader in providing opportunities for minorities. Local governments and businesses big and small here have developed work places over the years that are welcoming for people ...
10:19 a.m.
Famously fractious Dinosaur Jr. returns with a bang
Who: Dinosaur Jr.
9:39 a.m.
Blues veteran Cray stays on track at Railhead
As ushers at Boulder Station's Railhead herded latecomers to their seats at Saturday's show by the Robert Cray Band, the night's headliner squinted toward the opened doors at the entrance of the small hall.
9:37 a.m.
Erickson working his way back to Dodgers
For 11 days, Scott Erickson has been on a rehabilitation assignment with the Las Vegas 51s.
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: No shortage of concrete solutions
It's like having Christmas four months early, without the Visa bill.
9:32 a.m.
Playing for Keeps
"You can't make a living playing video games."
9:29 a.m.
Golf briefs for August 15, 2005
At Karuizawa, Japan, American teenager Paula Creamer shot a 4-under 68 to hold off Ai Miyazato -- Japan's most popular player -- to win the NEC Karuizawa tournament.
9:25 a.m.
Woods praises course setup
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- After completing his final round with a two-under-par 68, Tiger Woods had nothing but compliments for the PGA and the way it set up the 87th PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.
9:25 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 15, 2005
Neither Andre Agassi nor a quick hardcourt could stop Rafael Nadal.
9:10 a.m.
Kirkland dedicated to reaching potential
Heading into fall practice, wide receiver Tremayne Kirkland was being counted on to do big things in new UNLV head coach Mike Sanford's shotgun spread option offense.
9:06 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: UNLV might have unearthed a treasure
With its steep, majestic walls and awe-inspiring mesas, gorges, buttes and river valleys, the Grand Canyon is deserving of its reputation as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
9:05 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Powerscourt avenges himself and his backers
It took a year to get even. And the way Powerscourt won Saturday's Arlington Million, it looked as if he also had a year of pent-up anger. His backers sure did.
9:04 a.m.
Names in the game for August 15, 2005
The New York Knicks had considered waiving Allan Houston to save about $40 million in luxury taxes on his salary, under a one-time option provided by the new collective bargaining agreement. That provision, adopted in ...
9:04 a.m.
Depleted Eagles, Steelers open preseason tonight
After two weeks of no-shows and sideshows, distractions and departures and wide receivers who don't show up or don't shut up, the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers finally play a game tonight that Pennsylvania preferred ...
9:03 a.m.
Racing briefs for August 15, 2005
With 36 laps to go Sunday, Sebastien Bourdais was running 13 seconds behind leader Paul Tracy. But the fabulous Frenchman produced another improbable victory at the Grand Prix of Denver.
9:02 a.m.
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Neither Andre Agassi nor a quick hardcourt could stop Rafael Nadal.
9:02 a.m.
Obituaries for August 15, 2005
Michael Brown Jr., 90, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local care center. He was born Jan. 7, 1915, in Little Rock, Ark. A resident for 51 years, he was a retired laborer and ...
4:21 a.m.

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