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Archive for August 18, 2005

Woman's anti-war vigil near Bush's ranch draws support in LV valley
About 100 people clutching candles in Styrofoam cups gathered in the summer breezes at Sunset Park at dusk Wednesday to show support for Cindy Sheehan's vigil in front of President Bush's Texas ranch.
11:28 a.m.
Castaways being demolished
Castaways being demolished
11:22 a.m.
Arrest made after standoff with police
One man was arrested and six were being detained and questioned after a two-hour standoff in northwest Las Vegas that was preceded by a Metro Police officer firing shots at a car, police said.
11:18 a.m.
Nuclear institute chief says industry needs help on Yucca
WASHINGTON -- Even though a national energy bill has been signed, the nuclear industry still needs help from Congress on the question of what to do with nuclear waste, the head of the Nuclear Energy ...
11:17 a.m.
Terrorism study to include Las Vegas tourism
CARSON CITY -- A $400,000 study under way to identify where terrorists might strike in Nevada will include an assessment of Las Vegas tourism corridors.
11:14 a.m.
St. Rose trauma center to open Monday
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals' Siena Campus plans to begin accepting trauma patients on Monday, the hospital said Wednesday.
11:14 a.m.
School namesakes
Kathy L. Batterman Elementary School, 10135 W. Quail Ave., Las Vegas. Batterman, the first certified flight nurse in the United States, spent 18 years as a critical care nurse. She was one of the first ...
11:13 a.m.
Eleven new schools unveiled at 'Celebration of Progress'
When Joseph Thiriot taught English and drama at Las Vegas High School from 1940 to 1968, a student turning in an assignment late would have needed a very good excuse to avoid a failing grade.
11:13 a.m.
LV Council OKs more slots for bar at mall
After hearing a dozen residents' concerns about letting a restaurant and bar at the Meadows mall add 10 more slot machines, a split Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved the additional machines but only ...
11:13 a.m.
IGT back in slot group
IGT and the GSA said they would work together to combine the GSA's Best of Breed and IGT's SuperSAS computer protocols which would lead to an open industry standard that could generate new product development ...
11:10 a.m.
Harrah's to rebrand Caesars Indiana as a Horseshoe property
The company also is considering adding other amenities to the property, which was acquired when Harrah's purchased Caesars Entertainment Inc. in June. The conversion process is expected to take a year or more. The cost ...
11:09 a.m.
Woman gets 5 to 15 years in girl's death
A 30-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to 5 to 15 years in prison for driving under the influence of drugs, causing a collision that killed an 8-year-old girl on a bicycle.
11:09 a.m.
Nevada to receive health care funding
Nevada is one of 19 states set to receive federal funding for long-term care services.
11:04 a.m.
EOB weighs future of radio station
Las Vegas radio station KCEP 88.1-FM is either ahead of its time -- and has been since its founding in 1973 -- or is an unusual footnote in the decades-old, federally backed "War on Poverty."
11:04 a.m.
Report: Nevada education still in bad shape
Nevada's struggling public education system is poised to become a liability to the state's long-term fiscal health, according to a new report released today by WestEd, a national nonprofit research firm.
11:04 a.m.
Pittsburgh nonstop to be added
The new daily flight was part of a series of nine announced by the Dallas-based carrier this morning.
11:03 a.m.
Taxi official downplays controversy over cameras
CARSON CITY -- Outgoing Nevada Taxicab Authority administrator Yvette Moore on Wednesday called the controversy over surveillance cameras in Southern Nevada's cabs "a lot of smoke and mirrors."
10:03 a.m.
Coroner's office identifies man found dead in LV apartment
The Clark County coroner's office has identified the man found dead from a gunshot wound in the head on Aug. 8 in an apartment in the 200 block of North Seventh Street as 36-year-old Michael ...
10:03 a.m.
Plans for motel between Pahrump, LV axed
The plan required the land adjacent to the Mountain Springs Lodge and Saloon located just off State Route 160 be changed from its existing rural to general commercial designation.
10:00 a.m.
Analysts: Rogers testing waters for governor run
University Chancellor Jim Rogers swears he's still undecided about whether he's going to try a run for governor, but political analysts say his recent actions smack of someone testing out the territory.
10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas council disbands its real estate committee
Las Vegas' Real Estate Committee was disbanded by the City Council on Wednesday, about 15 years after it was created, removing another level of scrutiny for proposed land deals.
9:59 a.m.
City prepares to build wastewater treatment plant
North Las Vegas is moving ahead with plans to build its first wastewater treatment plant as higher sewage rates charged the city by Las Vegas threaten to substantially increase monthly bills for residents and businesses.
9:58 a.m.
North Las Vegas council briefs for August 18, 2005
With construction continuing on the Aliante Library, KB Home has donated more than $14,000 for the North Las Vegas Library District to buy books and other materials for the facility.
9:57 a.m.
Punter position not yet decided
UNLV head coach Mike Sanford solved his starting quarterback dilemma earlier this week when he announced that junior Shane Steichen had won the job.
9:57 a.m.
Las Vegas council briefs for August 18, 2005
The members of the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday decided to give one of their former colleagues more time to finalize negotiations for city land where he wants to build a senior housing complex.
9:57 a.m.
3-year-old identified
Dudley was killed when the Dodge Caravan in which she was riding collided with a Ford Explorer that had allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign.
9:54 a.m.
Broken sewer line expected to be repaired by weekend
A broken sewer line that dumped an unknown quantity of untreated sewage into Pittman Wash and closed a walking trail is expected to be repaired by this weekend.
9:53 a.m.
Golf-course ordinance introduced
Commissioner Myrna Williams, who is also president of the Las Vegas Valley Water District Board, is proposing to ban the construction of new golf courses for up to three years. The ban would be lifted ...
9:53 a.m.
Escapee captured, wanted in Vegas
The 34-year-old man who escaped from an Arizona mental hospital Tuesday night is wanted in Las Vegas in connection with a fatal stabbing, authorities said.
9:53 a.m.
Henderson men gets 40 years in bludgeoning death of wife
A 59-year-old man convicted of fatally stabbing and bludgeoning his wife at their Henderson home was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison Wednesday.
9:50 a.m.
Process OK'd on hiring firms to do checks
The board also has been negotiating with three firms under the state's emergency procurement code to begin doing background checks for applicants for licenses to supply and manufacture slot machines. The board has already received ...
9:50 a.m.
Drug dealer who won lottery has no luck with 5th Circuit
Jose Luis Betancourt was convicted in May 2003 of conspiracy and two counts of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
9:49 a.m.
Smoking opponents consider petition drive
The task would require a petition signed by more than 25,000 residents, or 5 percent of the number of county voters in the last election for governor.
9:49 a.m.
Author and political candidate Friedman wins big at casino
The musician, author and humorist says he won $45,612 over the weekend playing a slot machine at Harrah's in New Orleans. On Wednesday he showed news reporters a Harrah's photograph of himself at the winning ...
9:48 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 18, 2005
The NCAA passed new rules last year to stop schools from luring recruits with special perks and elaborate entertainment as a response to well-publicized scandals at Colorado and Miami.
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Guzman puts unbeaten record on the line
It has been said that shortstops are the Dominican Republic's main export, but in Joan Guzman's neighborhood in Santo Domingo, baseball was an afterthought at best.
9:44 a.m.
County, tribe fail to reach deal on land annexation
The Board of Supervisors' announcement Tuesday came as a federal Bureau of Indian Affairs deadline looms for comments on the annexation proposal. If the property becomes reservation land, it will be taken off the tax ...
9:41 a.m.
Mahomes falters in 10th
Hunter Brown's two-run homer in the 10th inning enabled Tacoma to walk off with a 5-3 victory against visiting Las Vegas on Wednesday at Cheney Stadium.
9:40 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- FOLLOW THE entries, this for owner Friendly, adds blinkers for this diploma try. DIXIE KING -- Draws alongside top pick in six-horse mile maiden outing, Douglas atop co-owned Ward trainee, King graduation ...
9:40 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:35 a.m.
Auto dealers mixed on whether gasoline prices are affecting sales
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Gas stations advertising record-high prices are all around him, but fuel efficiency was the furthest thing from Dave Pongratz's mind as he picked up his new Hummer H3 in this Detroit suburb ...
9:35 a.m.
Leading indicators rise sluggish 0.1 percent in July
The New York-based Conference Board said today that its Composite Index of Leading Economic Indicators registered 138.3 in July following a revised increase of 1.2 percent to 138.1 in June. The index was unchanged in ...
9:34 a.m.
Shareholder seeks control of theme park operator
Snyder, through his holding company Red Zone LLC, wants shareholders to oust three of seven board members, including Chief Executive Kieran Burke, and replace them with candidates of his choosing, a U.S. Securities and Exchange ...
9:33 a.m.
Parsons pledges action
At a 50-minute face-to-face meeting Wednesday, Icahn and Parsons had a "frank and open exchange of views," said Ed Adler, a spokesman for New York-based Time Warner, the world's largest media company. He declined to ...
9:33 a.m.
Editorial: Inspections required at city apartments
Desert Garden Apartments is symptomatic of a growing problem in Las Vegas. Many apartment complexes are not being properly maintained. This is partly related to the fact that many of the buildings are owned by ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: School bus radios are an easy mark
Don't the taxpayers have to pay for this negligence on the part of district administrators?
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Evolution theory based on facts, not on faith
His contention that evolution is only a "theory" shows a lack of basic scientific knowledge. As used in the sciences, a theory is more than just a guess.
9:09 a.m.
Editorial: President not above protest
Her questions, and her vow to camp out nearby for the remainder of the president's five-week vacation if he didn't personally speak with her, caught the attention of national reporters assigned to the ranch whenever ...
9:07 a.m.
Prominent LV oddsmaker Dell dies at 76
Longtime Las Vegas oddsmaker Jackie Dell, who frequently made picks for the Las Vegas Sun on everything from football games to presidential races, died Tuesday night at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in his native Youngstown, Ohio. ...
9:01 a.m.
Obituaries for August 18, 2005
Sonia Sophie Alden, 89, of North Las Vegas died Saturday in North Las Vegas. She was born March 19, 1916, in New York City. A resident for 20 years, she was a homemaker an a ...
9:01 a.m.
Community briefs for August 18, 2005
Foundation for Intercultural Travel, a designated exchange visitor program, is still matching international students, ages 15-18, with host families.
8:27 a.m.
Two local sailors part of U.S.-Japan naval exercise
Two sailors with Las Vegas ties are crewmembers aboard the assault ship USS Tarawa, which recently completed an anti-submarine warfare exercise off the coast of Hawaii.
8:26 a.m.
Powerful Lobbyists: Groups determined to save the heart of La Concha hotel
Though there were arguments saying otherwise, the fire-damaged building near the railroad tracks in downtown Las Vegas was deemed useless. Those who witnessed the event recall how heartily the massive fire-damaged building resisted its demise.
8:17 a.m.

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