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Archive for August 24, 2005

Electric bills could rise by about $10 a month
Bad news has gotten worse for customers of Nevada Power Co.
11:52 a.m.
Group examines faith-based hospitals' billing
LOS ANGELES -- A nonprofit group that represents the uninsured is launching a multistate effort to determine if faith-based hospitals are price-gouging patients without health coverage.
11:13 a.m.
Rogers won't join race for governor
University system Chancellor Jim Rogers announced this morning that he will not run for governor next year, but he left no doubt that he will play a major role in the race.
11:13 a.m.'s sponsorship of Portugal soccer league probed
Portugal will probe online gaming company Interactive Entertainment AG's sponsorship of the country's national soccer league after doubts were raised over its legality.
11:12 a.m.
Reid 'elated to be back to work'
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., made his first public appearance this morning since suffering a mild form of stroke eight days ago, telling a group of religious and community leaders he feels good.
11:07 a.m.
Starwood announces $1.7 billion LV project
Hotel giant Starwood Hotels will bring its first W hotel to Las Vegas as part of a $1.7 billion casino resort at the northeast corner of Harmon Avenue and Koval Lane.
11:06 a.m.
Las Vegas has third-highest auto theft rate in U.S.
The Las Vegas Valley had the third-highest auto theft rate in the nation in 2004, according to a study released today.
11:05 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 24, 2005
Diego Maradona acknowledged that he struck the ball with his hand in the famous "Hand of God" goal against England in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinals.
10:43 a.m.
Ethics panel: Investigator not precluded from job at Wynn
CARSON CITY -- An agent for the state Gaming Control Board involved in the background investigation of Wynn Las Vegas executives does not have to wait one year before going to work for the Strip ...
10:09 a.m.
Trial over canceled Rod Stewart concert at Rio begins in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS -- Rod Stewart appeared in federal court Tuesday, saying he was there to defend his honor in a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a Las Vegas resort.
10:07 a.m.
Fire closes lottery building
Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neubauer said a transformer in the building began to smoke about 9 a.m.
10:07 a.m. plans London IPO
Two Israeli families control 90 percent of the company, the newspaper said. Avi and Aharon Shaked own 70 percent of Gibraltar-based, while the Ben-Yitzhak family owns 20 percent, the FT said.
10:06 a.m.'s sponsorship of soccer league probed
Vienna-based signed a four-year accord with the league Aug. 18 to put its logo on uniforms of the 36 top clubs.
10:06 a.m.
Challengers: Carpenter's union should be back in AFL-CIO
But United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America presidential challenger Tom Lewandowski and Ken Little, candidate for secretary-treasurer, said they intend to raise issues about members' rights -- and their union's decision pull out ...
10:01 a.m.
New-home sales hit new record, factories orders fall
The mixed-message reports released today by the Commerce Department dramatized the vibrancy of the housing market and also the occasionally erratic pace of recovery from the 2001 recession in manufacturing.
10:00 a.m.
Workers vote for strike
Some 77 percent of 39,098 unionized workers who voted yesterday backed the strike, the union said on its Web site today. The union will hold a press briefing today at the company's factory in Ulsan ...
10:00 a.m.
MGM Mirage defends valet parking with key left in car
Until July, only one car had been stolen out of New York-New York's valet parking area in that property's 11-year history.
9:59 a.m.
U.S. Airways getting new look with merger
America West Airlines is about a month away from becoming the nation's fifth-largest passenger carrier and taking over the name US Airways.
9:58 a.m.
Starwood in venture to build $1.7 billion LV project
LAS VEGAS -- Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. intends to expand dramatically in Las Vegas, bringing its hip and urban W brand to one of the most competitive and coveted markets in the leisure ...
9:58 a.m.
Police search for suspect in fatal shooting at Suncoast
Metro Police were searching this morning for a man who shot and killed a 68-year-old Henderson woman outside the Suncoast hotel Tuesday morning.
9:57 a.m.
Battle over medical center continues
Local hospitals and doctors aiming to ax a proposed partnership with the University of Pittsburgh to build an academic medical center in downtown Las Vegas showed up without a plan of their own on Tuesday ...
9:56 a.m.
Man who allegedly tried to set family on fire turns himself in
Victor Darryl Butler had managed to escape from North Vista Hospital in North Las Vegas, where he was taken after officers arrested him on May 19 for attempted murder of his wife and children, said ...
9:47 a.m.
Teacher shortage increases slightly
Despite the frantic pace of hiring, the number of vacancies has actually increased by nine since last week. The increase is a result of resignations, retirements and leaves of absence submitted since the last vacancy ...
9:47 a.m.
Ex-teacher aide gets probation for seducing teen neighbor
A 32-year-old former teacher's aide who seduced her 14-year-old neighbor was sentenced to three years' probation by District Judge Stewart Bell on Tuesday.
9:47 a.m.
News briefs for August 24, 2005
A man was shot after getting into an altercation in the parking lot of a Carl's Jr. fast food restaurant this morning on Decatur Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard, Metro stated.
9:46 a.m.
Goodman drags deep as Las Vegas touts 'The Block'
Whistles, cheers and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman in a flowing red gown and giant red headdress -- looking like something out of "Alice in Wonderland," or the drag show he was guest starring in ...
9:44 a.m.
Decision is delayed on conservation boundaries
The Bureau of Land Management is postponing the setting of boundaries for a proposed conservation area in the northern Las Vegas Valley that would be off limits to development in order to protect rare plants ...
9:42 a.m.
Cops' test proves pedestrians don't have much of a chance
Dressed in a T-shirt, shorts and Detroit Lions baseball hat, North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Randy Carter went undercover Tuesday -- as a pedestrian.
9:41 a.m.
Nevada receives grant for charter schools
Nevada has received a $2.5 million federal grant aimed at encouraging new charter schools, a windfall that comes as new state statutes increasing oversight and controls of the programs take effect.
9:41 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Elaine Sanchez: Libraries and patrons
There are many challenges to serving as a public library trustee, including oversight of finances, governance and personnel, as well as adopting policies that affect the selection of library materials for children and adults. In ...
9:40 a.m.
Bishop Gorman's Murray craves state championship
9:34 a.m.
Letter: Strip solicitors annoy visitor
No prude here, this writer, and one who enjoys the risque atmosphere of Las Vegas. But I'll probably not return to Las Vegas if the individuals are allowed to stay on the street corners. Or, ...
9:28 a.m.
Preps: Southwest Division
COACH: Eric deYoung (1st year)
9:25 a.m.
Letter: Regional plan to help homeless is realistic approach
The Committee on Homelessness took a comprehensive approach to addressing the problem and involved diverse interests of the community in recently completing the "Regional Homeless Services Ten Point Plan." Our plan not only targets the ...
9:22 a.m.
Kenion awarded Rodriguez's scholarship
You could say that A.J. Rodriguez's loss was Nate Kenion's gain.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: On second look, Harris poll gets even worse
At first, I thought the biggest problem with the new Harris Interactive College Football Poll was that it will have a basketball coach (Gene Bartow) and a buffoon (Terry Bradshaw) helping to decide which two ...
9:21 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: A guide to Las Vegas football contests
Three decades after helping to launch one of the city's original football handicapping contests, veteran Las Vegas bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro is at it again.
9:18 a.m.
Editorial: Moog's music lives on
No one much noticed until 1968, when the album "Switched on Bach" came out. It featured the music of the 18th century classical composer and the sound of the Moog synthesizer. Talk about something completely ...
9:18 a.m.
Names in the game for August 24, 2005
Speaking on his local television talk show Monday night, Diego Maradona called one of soccer's most controversial goals "something that just came out of me. It was a bit of mischief."
9:16 a.m.
Editorial: Drug makers' wake-up call
This was a point driven home at trial by attorneys representing Texas resident Carol Ernst, whose husband, Robert, a produce manager at a Wal-Mart store, died suddenly in his sleep four years ago after months ...
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Sprint car driver pleased with debut in stock car
Kraig Kinser, a regular in the World of Outlaws Sprint Series, proved he can race on surfaces other than dirt as he posted a top-10 finish in his first stock-car race last weekend at Michigan ...
9:12 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Lefty wins second major, and other silly things
In my mind, right alongside a standard poodle running for Congress and my coffee table writing the next great American novel was the idea that Phil Mickelson would ever win another major.
9:08 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Excitement, sportsmanship highlight junior tournament
Last week saw the conclusion of the Southern Nevada Junior Golf Association's season -- the Tournament of Champions.
9:07 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- RUN REBECCA RUN -- P. Val atop Baffert trainee for owner Friendly, needs prompt start and clean trip from rail post for sprint opener, finds victory level here? MANGO ESCAPADE -- Desormeaux ...
9:06 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
Post Time 10 a.m.
9:04 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Sydney Entertainment Center, Sydney, Australia: Vic Darchinyan, Australia, vs. Jair Jiminez, Colombia, 12, for Darchinyan's IBF and IBO flyweight titles.
9:02 a.m.
Preps: Girls golf
9:02 a.m.
Obituaries for August 24, 2005
Thelma Bird, 84, of North Las Vegas died Aug. 17 in Las Vegas. She was born Dec. 24, 1920, in Arkansas. A resident for six years, she was a homemaker.
8:57 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: McCool remembered at school fundraiser
The Silverton selected Saturday evening for its charitable benefit on behalf of the William McCool Science Center at Frank Lamping Elementary School.
8:50 a.m.

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