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Archive for August 23, 2005

Letter: No sacrifice on part of wealthy
The reports on corporations show the oil companies are making billions in net profits. Why aren't they being asked to sacrifice, and give the public a break in what it is paying for gas?
11:44 a.m.
Letter: Preserve rural areas for sake of land, animals
These are good people, taxpayers and valuable citizens who enjoy rural living. As time moves along, many of these same people have become discouraged and have already moved or are considering a relocation in the ...
11:41 a.m.
Imperial Palace purchase is strategic move for Harrah's
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase the Imperial Palace for $370 million, giving the company a larger foothold on the Strip and ownership of four adjacent casinos.
11:38 a.m.
Editorial: Oil shortage is 'real'
The reason for the urgency has less to do with in-ground supply, which is still relatively plentiful, and more to do with "capacity" for pumping it out, Maass wrote. Demand for oil (particularly from the ...
11:37 a.m.
Editorial: All eyes on task force
Generally such developments are quite large, meaning that their consequences for the environment are also quite large. It only makes sense to have a clear understanding of how a large project will affect air quality, ...
11:36 a.m.
Reid to make first public appearance since stroke
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Wednesday plans to make his first public appearance since suffering a mild form of stroke one week ago.
11:34 a.m.
Elderly woman critically injured by golf cart
As gasoline prices continue to rise, the use of golf carts in master-planned communities, apartment complexes and other areas for short trips could become more prevalent.
11:19 a.m.
White Pine: Water for new town not there
The battle between the Southern Nevada Water Authority and residents of White Pine County opposed to the agency's plans for bringing water from the county to Las Vegas continued during a sometimes contentious meeting of ...
11:16 a.m.
Thunderbirds cleared for takeoff
The Air Force Thunderbirds will perform Saturday in Westfield, Mass., despite an incident on Saturday in which two F-16s touched in midair, causing a 4-foot long missile rail to plummet into Lake Michigan.
11:15 a.m.
Henderson center sold
Cesar A. Talavera and Tina D. Taylor with Marcus & Millichap's Las Vegas office represented the seller in the transaction, RPM LLC. Perry White, also with Marcus & Millichap, represented the buyer, WA-HRH Acquisitions LLC.
10:46 a.m.
Land claim judge's son wins at Indian casino
Neal McCurn Jr. won the money at the Oneidas' Turning Stone Casino in Verona and revealed his fortunes to his father, U.S. District Judge Neal McCurn, two weeks ago at a family gathering at a ...
10:46 a.m.
Firm's stock delisted
American Vantage, which once operated a professional wrestling-themed restaurant at the Excalibur and filed a lawsuit against the Table Mountain Rancheria Band of Indians over a canceled casino consulting contract, had indicated in its recent ...
10:32 a.m.
Poker tournament owner posts loss, shares fall
The Los Angeles-based company posted a loss of 2 cents per share compared with a gain of 6 cents per share a year ago. Analysts expected the company to earn 1 cent per share in ...
10:32 a.m.
Wedding chapel to open on themed bridge
Chapel Fiorenza is scheduling weddings, vow renewals and commitment ceremonies for November and into 2006, resort representatives said Monday.
10:03 a.m.
PUC schedules public hearing on Southwest Gas rate hike
The session is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Sahara West Public Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
10:02 a.m.
Maytag agrees to acquisition
On Sunday, Ripplewood Holdings, the other remaining bidder, decided not to raise its $14-a-share cash bid for Maytag, prompting the company to accept Whirlpool's competing offer of $21 a share in cash and stock.
10:01 a.m.
News briefs for August 23, 2005
Metro Police detectives said they arrested a 20-year-old man on sexual assault and burglary charges Monday after a series of crimes committed in the past two weeks in the northwest Las Vegas Valley.
9:57 a.m.
Consultants back theory that weather, not blasts, damaged Henderson homes
Two consultants have backed the conclusions of a Henderson-sponsored study that blamed weather rather than construction blasting for damage to homes and concluded the city could allow even greater intensity in explosions without causing any ...
9:56 a.m.
Water officials revise supply estimates for valley
Southern Nevada Water Authority officials today presented new estimates of how fast water supplies will run out and how much needs to be done to meet the needs of the Las Vegas Valley's ever-growing local ...
9:55 a.m.
Thunderbirds are again cleared for takeoff
The Air Force Thunderbirds will perform Saturday in Westfield, Mass., despite an incident on Saturday in which two F-16s touched in midair, causing a 4-foot long missile rail to plummet into Lake Michigan.
9:54 a.m.
Harris poll reveals voters
The list of 114 voters in the new Harris Interactive poll that will be part of the Bowl Championship Series formula to determine teams in the BCS title game. Names were taken at random from ...
9:53 a.m.
Taxi crunch at McCarran getting worse
With passenger counts at McCarran International Airport climbing to record levels this year, getting enough taxicabs to transport tourists to resorts is a growing problem.
9:53 a.m.
Fuel costs hit school district
Less than two months into the fiscal year, the Clark County School District's fuel costs have already increased 16 percent, said Kathy Foster, business manager for the operations unit.
9:52 a.m.
Recent monsoons won't delay Henderson interchange project
The recent monsoon rains will not delay the completion of the $82.2 million Interstate 215-U.S. 95 interchange in Henderson, Nevada highway officials and the chief contractor for the project said Monday.
9:50 a.m.
Las Vegan, 58 others arrested in sting
Federal authorities arrested 59 people, including one person in Las Vegas, Sunday on charges of international smuggling and money laundering.
9:50 a.m.
White Pine representative: Water for new town not there
The battle between the Southern Nevada Water Authority and residents of White Pine County opposed to the agency's plans for bringing water from the county to Las Vegas continued during a sometimes contentious meeting of ...
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: New college football poll has same old problem
I see where Louisville got one No. 1 vote in the Associated Press preseason college football poll, which should make Tom Jackson, Mark Clayton and the late John Unitas proud.
9:39 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 23, 2005
Free-agent guard Aaron McKie, waived by the Philadelphia 76ers earlier this month, has agreed to terms of a two-year, $5 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
9:37 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- EPIC COMMANDER -- Draws good outside post for sprint opener, P. Val aboard co-owner Monteleone trainee, lands good spot here. CLASS FIVE -- Berrio atop Hess trainee, needs prompt start and clean ...
9:33 a.m.
Health District extending immunizations for students
Located at the Health District's main offices at 625 Shadow Lane, the immunization clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sept. 9.
9:30 a.m.
Traffic safety event set for Wednesday
Schoolchildren, with the assistance of Metro Police crossing guards and a School District bus driver, will demonstrate how to safely cross the street using a crosswalk and how to safely enter and exit a school ...
9:30 a.m.
Names in the game for August 23, 2005
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong denied drug-taking allegations published by L'Equipe and accused the French sports newspaper of joining "a witch-hunt" against him.
9:30 a.m.
Success of Suns motivates 51s
It's late in the year, and with his team limping along at 53-76, Las Vegas 51s manager Jerry Royster is looking to give his team any motivation that he can.
9:29 a.m.
He Scores
Steve Carell has a virginal sense of awe over all that's happened to him in the last year appropriate, considering his first big-screen lead is the title character of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin."
9:29 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 10 a.m.
9:27 a.m.
Preps: Football
(All games 7 p.m.) Desert Pines at Shadow Ridge, Coronado at Palo Verde, Silverado at Cheyenne, Liberty at Centennial, Mojave at Chaparral, Basic at Cimarron-Memorial, The Meadows at Arbor View, Las Vegas at Pineview (St. ...
9:24 a.m.
Doorman testifies in nightclub slaying
The doorman of the Sand Dollar Blues nightclub testified Monday that the Aug. 1 fatal shooting in the club's parking lot was the result of drunken horseplay between two men who had earlier been hugging ...
9:23 a.m.
Ten Canadian firms apply to sell drugs in Nevada
CARSON CITY -- Ten pharmacies from Canada have applied to be licensed to fill prescriptions for Nevadans, state officials said Monday.
9:22 a.m.
Obituaries for August 23, 2005
Ellen Marie Bethea, 45, of Henderson died Sunday in a local hospice. She was born Dec. 15, 1959, in New Haven, Conn. A resident of Southern Nevada for nine years, she was a retail manager.
9:21 a.m.
Preps: Southeast Division
COACH: Cliff Frazier (14th year)
9:16 a.m.
Silverado prepared to take the next step
9:13 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Be heard on airport noise study
This will be one of those days when Mom shoots out an e-mail accusing me of simply cleaning out the in-box.
9:04 a.m.

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