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News briefs for August 19, 2005
North Las Vegas wants to lease 40 acres from the Bureau of Land Management to use as a $27.7 million city park and sports complex.
11:00 a.m.
UNLV remains in bottom tier of U.S. ranking
For the sixth year in a row, UNLV is in the bottom fourth of U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" rankings.
10:58 a.m.
New teachers get official welcome
Preparing for his new job as a teacher in the Clark County School District, 22-year-old Gary Dagres of Kingsman, Ohio, decided to do a little research into the community to which he had agreed to ...
10:56 a.m.
Reid, Ensign question plans for nuke trains
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's senators are demanding that the Energy Department more fully explain its plan to use nuclear waste-only freight trains to haul the radioactive material to Yucca Mountain.
10:55 a.m.
Man to avoid prison in molestation case
Prosecutors have agreed to a plea bargain that will allow a 21-year-old former Mormon missionary charged with molesting an 8-year-old and a 4-year-old girl at a Mormon chapel to avoid prison and avoid having to ...
10:55 a.m.
Girl, 3 dies after being hit by truck
A 3-year-old girl was killed by a hit-and-run driver near Flamingo Road and Edmond Street shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday, but Metro Police tracked down the suspected driver and arrested him.
10:55 a.m.
Council to vote again on more slots at mall bar
It was unclear Thursday whether the Las Vegas City Council will be called on to again vote on whether to allow a restaurant/bar at the Meadows mall to add more slot machines.
10:54 a.m.
Statewide poll: Gibbons has slight lead over Titus
A statewide poll paid for by university Chancellor Jim Rogers showed Rep. Jim Gibbons with a slight lead over state Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus in a potential 2006 gubernatorial contest.
10:44 a.m.
Ho, MGM Mirage deal should pass regulators
When Macau opened up its casino market to foreign investors, no one would have guessed that a Nevada casino operator would end up dealing with casino kingpin Stanley Ho, whose casinos were regarded as a ...
10:43 a.m.
Regulators side with gamblers in cases of confiscated chips
Over the past few months, Nevada regulators have ordered the MGM Grand casino to pay two gamblers whose chips were confiscated by the city's biggest gambling hall after employees said they couldn't verify whether the ...
10:42 a.m.
Group receives travel award
Group receives travel award
10:42 a.m.
Flair works his way into Sanford's lineup
As he gets ready to practice each day at Rebel Park, Casey Flair can gaze out and see a skyline that features a number of billion-dollar hotels that help make up the famous Las Vegas ...
10:04 a.m.
Danica still after first win
FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- The Indy Racing League pulls into Pikes Peak International Raceway this weekend for Round 13 of the 17-race IndyCar Series -- or the eighth stop on the "When will Danica Patrick win ...
10:04 a.m.
Second person facing charges in standoff
Sonja Jackson, 47, was charged with possession with a stolen vehicle after she and Angel Arroyo, 18, were arrested after the two-hour standoff with police.
10:02 a.m.
School briefs for August 19, 2005
Sprint will give away more than $330,000 worth of school supplies Saturday to Clark County School District teachers.
10:02 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Don't start me up on the NFL's hypocrisy
It would appear the NFL is in jeopardy of dropping its towel again.
10:00 a.m.
Obituaries for August 19, 2005
Dorothy A. Cunningham, 73, of Boulder City died Aug. 8 in a local hospital. She was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Minneapolis. A resident for 18 years, she was a retired classroom assistant.
10:00 a.m.
Services set for Horner
Horner, a Boulder City resident and founder of Grandparents As Parents of Southern Nevada, died Monday at age 68.
9:59 a.m.
Police seek shooter outside nightclub
Metro Police this morning were still searching for whomever fired shots outside the Beach Night Club on Wednesday morning, police said. Two people were wounded.
9:59 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 19, 2005
UNLV athletics and Lotus Broadcasting have entered into a new three-year agreement to keep ESPN Radio 920 in Las Vegas as the radio home of the Rebels, the athletics department announced Thursday.
9:59 a.m.
Airline investigates clipped wing
American Airlines is investigating why one of its planes clipped its wing upon landing at McCarran International Airport.
9:59 a.m.
New timetable to be set in probe of appraiser
The state Real Estate Division is moving up what officials initially said could be a yearlong wait to determine whether real estate appraiser Tim Morse should be punished for his role in controversial sales of ...
9:58 a.m.
Las Vegas Bowl gets first choice of MWC teams
The Las Vegas Bowl took another step toward becoming a major player in college football's bowl game scenario on Thursday when it was announced that starting in 2006 it will get the first selection of ...
9:58 a.m.
Court rejects appeal in beating death
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the pretrial appeal of Robert L. Finley, charged with beating a man to death in Las Vegas even though the man died after leaving the ...
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Win gives Sharp renewed confidence
FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- It's amazing what a victory can do for a driver's confidence.
9:57 a.m.
Bohn robs 51s of victory
Cashman Field Radio: all games on 1460 and 870-AM Saturday, Monday and Tuesday 7:05 p.m.; Sunday 12:05 p.m.
9:53 a.m.
U.S. handed deadline on Internet gaming
A World Trade Organization arbitrator today gave the United States until April 3 to end discrimination against foreign online betting companies following a complaint by the Caribbean island of Antigua.
9:44 a.m.
Gaming board OKs licenses for racino in Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Maine gambling regulators voted unanimously Thursday to approve a series of final licenses that opens the door for Penn National Gaming Inc. to operate slot machines in Bangor.
9:44 a.m.
Las Vegas Legion team keeps focus, has fun
Sierra Vista High
9:43 a.m.
Police, gaming board are at odds over background checks
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- State gambling regulators and the state police are at odds over how big a role the troopers should play in performing the tens of thousands of background investigations expected of gambling employees ...
9:41 a.m.
Talks set to resume
"Negotiations are scheduled to resume at 9 a.m. this morning in Washington, D.C.," according to a voice-mail message from Steve MacFarlane, assistant national director for the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association. Northwest's latest offer Thursday reflects ...
9:40 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- KASH KLIP -- John on Mullins trainee, Klip foes and Kash in. SKIP ANDA WINK -- Go go Gomez scales Puype trainee, needs prompt start and clean trip from rail post in ...
9:40 a.m.
Lagging lottery sales spur changes
CLEVELAND -- Lotteries, many with declining sales of lotto-style games, are adjusting to multistate games that have astoundingly huge jackpots by trending toward in-state games that might offer less riches but also a better chance ...
9:40 a.m.
Commissioners put off public referendum on casino
The commission agreed at a meeting Wednesday to indefinitely defer voting on the referendum.
9:39 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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9:39 a.m.
Grand Forks council members work on casino resolution
Bill Johnson, who represents the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in its casino project, asked city officials Wednesday to take a stand after months of on-and-off discussions. The city's support, he said, is a key ...
9:38 a.m.
Zoning changes allow casino
The City Council, with little discussion and no objection, on Thursday put zoning changes allowing the casino into law.
9:38 a.m.
Preps: Football
Saturday
9:38 a.m.
Prices spike on Venezuela fire, Ecuador protests
Bullish sentiment was also buttressed by news of explosions in the Jordanian Red Sea port of Aqaba and Israel.
9:37 a.m.
Clerk arrested in lottery jackpot theft
PHOENIX -- A convenience-store clerk has been arrested and more than $1 million seized from bank accounts after the clerk allegedly stole a winning Arizona Lottery ticket and claimed the jackpot, authorities said Thursday.
9:37 a.m.
Fishing report: Boaters find action; shore anglers wait
LAKE MEAD: Fishing continues to be good for boaters in the Las Vegas Wash Arm and around Fish Island in the Overton Arm while shore fishing remains extremely slow throughout the lake.
9:36 a.m.
Letter: Monorail doesn't deserve tax break
If you are charging a fee for a product, a service, a ride or even advice (i.e. doctors, lawyers), you should not qualify for a tax-exempt status.
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Time to discuss politics, religion
Now, let's discuss what's really important -- intelligent design versus Darwin's theory of evolution.
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Iran will benefit from sacrifice we make in Iraq war
Roughly two weeks after the president offered that assessment, Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari made a pilgrimage to Iran, where he laid a wreath at a shrine to the late, unlamented Ayatollah Khomeini, the revolutionary ...
9:05 a.m.
Iranian man to undergo mental testing
The 23-year-old Iranian man who on Aug. 1 allegedly claimed to be Osama Bin Laden's cousin before displaying an inert grenade on a bus will undergo a psychological evaluation to determine whether he is competent ...
9:04 a.m.
Support group aids divorced, widowed
The Divorced and Separated programs are held separately, since they address somewhat different issues.
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: A welcome addition
For years University Medical Center on Charleston Boulevard near downtown Las Vegas had the valley's only trauma center, a Level 1 facility with a burn unit and research facilities that can receive all trauma victims, ...
9:03 a.m.
Truck driver to stand trial in death of officer
A 27-year-old truck driver will stand trial in the hit-and-run death of an off-duty Metro Police officer, Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Nancy Oesterle ruled Thursday.
9:03 a.m.
Last defendant in killing of teen at mall sentenced
The last of four teenagers charged in last year's fatal beating of a 17-year-old at the Boulevard mall was sentenced Thursday to three to 10 years in prison.
9:02 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Guest columnist Susan Klein-Rothschild: Loving homes needed
WHEN WE LOOK at why so many are moving into this community, we quickly realize that it is because of the work and career options, weather and environmental conditions, and aspects of everyday life that ...
9:01 a.m.
Editorial: Hard choice facing EOB
Fernando Romero, local president of Hispanics in Politics, says the station virtually ignores the Las Vegas Valley's growing Hispanic population. Chester Richardson, a former EOB board member, said this week, "It's clear that less than ...
9:01 a.m.
Internationally known accused jewelry thief pleads not guilty
Doris Payne, a 74-year-old internationally known, accused jewelry thief, pleaded not guilty to one count each of burglary and grand larceny in District Court on Thursday, but had another case concerning shoplifting put on hold ...
9:00 a.m.
Community briefs for August 19, 2005
The Prancing Pony Coffee Bar, in conjunction with Nevada Injury Prevention/ThinkFirst-Nevada, is sponsoring a bicycle helmet giveaway from 10:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 27, 9711 S. Eastern Ave., Suite H-12.
9:00 a.m.
Man on lam from Arizona prison since 1987 caught
The man living in the 1500 block of East Fremont Street was known as "Sergeant Major," but Metro Police knew him as Mark Randall Mayo, a convicted felon.
8:59 a.m.
Nevada Power Co. awards grants
These agencies received grants:
8:59 a.m.
Doctor impostor sentenced to 4 months
CARSON CITY -- A Henderson man who passed himself off as a licensed doctor at a diagnostic center that he operated has been sentenced to four months in jail and placed on probation for four ...
8:58 a.m.
Townhomes come with lofty expectations
Rows of brightly colored townhomes will make their debut in downtown Las Vegas early next year as a Houston developer known as the Tin Man brings his signature metal covered homes to a vacant lot ...
8:58 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Couple are married to performing
"I think it would work," Taylor said. "People everywhere want to laugh, want to have a good time."
8:33 a.m.
Sahara's Buck Wild' a good idea not fully realized
"Angels, produced by veteran Vegas entertainer Karin Denise, is a late-night free show. Because anyone passing through the casino can get a glimpse of the production, the performers are covered probably too covered for the ...
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Bakers serve up hot act at Wynn Las Vegas
The film starred real-life brothers Beau and Jeff Bridges, along with Michelle Pfeiffer.
8:29 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: For foodies, magazine is great spectator sport
"Keep this issue in your kitchen. Our Encyclopedia of Food will answer all your questions about selecting and preparing just about everything you eat and drink," Marvin L. Shanken, editor and publisher, writes in the ...
8:29 a.m.
Show Road: Avenue Q' Wynn's latest foray into Broadway productions
Steve Wynn, who suffers from the degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa, this week outlined what he sees as Las Vegas' entertainment future a center of theatrical productions to rival Broadway.
8:28 a.m.
'Unknown Pleasures' shows gloom with a view
Musically speaking, historical significance doesn't always equate to pleasurable listening.
8:24 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Spiritual journey is the secret of Lee's success
Not anymore, says the one-time teenage rock phenom from Australia, a few weeks shy of his 27th birthday.
8:24 a.m.
Bumpy ride
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Editorial: Raise priority of education
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Editorial: Dangerous intersections
August 20-21, 2005
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