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Archive for August 25, 2005

Crude oil falls from record as storm may miss Gulf fields
Crude oil and natural gas fell from records in New York on forecasts that Tropical Storm Katrina will probably miss oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico.
11:29 a.m.
LV concrete maker has IPO
Ready Mix opened at $12, up 9 percent from its $11 a share IPO offer price. The company sold 1.55 million shares at the high end of its $9 to $11 a share range, and ...
11:28 a.m.
Opponents of gas rate hike sound off
Citing everything from high gasoline prices to insurance rates, a handful of Southwest Gas Corp. customers turned out on Wednesday to let utility officials and state regulators know they adamantly oppose another rate increase proposal.
11:19 a.m.
Officials postpone decision on merger of insurance firms
Nevada insurance officials postponed a decision Wednesday on whether to allow UnitedHealth Group to acquire PacifiCare Health Systems.
11:18 a.m.
Efforts for lottery fall short
Like a phantom that refuses to be exorcised, a lottery haunts the halls of the General Assembly -- surviving a stonewall of opposition but never quite gaining the support necessary to burst fully to life ...
11:16 a.m.
July was sizzling for McCarran
McCarran International closed in on a new milestone -- 4 million passengers in a month -- as the city's airport recorded an all-time record in July.
11:15 a.m.
ESPN to broadcast poker circuit
The second season of the series of nationwide events that Harrah's created to capitalize on its purchase of the World Series of Poker brand began this month at Grand Casino Tunica. The circuit will consist ...
11:15 a.m.
Players to be allowed to wear logos on televised poker tour
Sponsors must be cleared in advance and the size, placement and concent of the logos must comply with specific guidelines, the company said.
11:15 a.m.
Strength in U.S. boosts Australian game maker
Aristocrat, which capitalized on the popularity of penny slots in the United States and operates the Millioniser progressive jackpot games that offer a $1 million prize in a low-denomination environment, reported first-half earnings of $101.7 ...
11:15 a.m.
Ex-Hard Rock exec Marrandino to head Harrah's LV, Flamingo
A former Hard Rock hotel and casino executive who courted the Gen-X crowd with A-list rock bands and eclectic restaurants has been named president of the Harrah's Las Vegas and Flamingo casinos, a new position ...
11:14 a.m.
PUC approves plan for measuring utilities' customer service
The state Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday approved guidelines for measuring customer service at Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno.
11:14 a.m.
Deaths of 3-year-old girls bring grim statistic home
Traffic collisions continue to be the number one cause of death for children nationwide, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and the local aspect of that grim statistic was brought home by the ...
11:14 a.m.
Schools seek fed funds for emergency training
The Clark County School District wants its employees to be prepared to handle any large-scale emergency and is seeking $689,000 in federal grant funds to train them.
11:14 a.m.
State OKs funds for mental health treatment facility
The state Board of Examiners on Wednesday approved a $7 million contract designed to ease the strain on Clark County emergency rooms whose beds were routinely filled by mental health patients with nowhere else to ...
11:13 a.m.
Panel votes to save Hawthorne Army Depot
WASHINGTON -- Citing mistakes made by the Pentagon in calculating economic impact, costs savings and strategic military value, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to spare the Hawthorne Army Depot.
11:13 a.m.
Man describes slaying of wife in casino lot
The man whose 68-year-old wife was shot and killed during a robbery in the Suncoast casino parking lot in Summerlin on Tuesday morning had grabbed the robber's gun after his wife had tried to comply ...
11:13 a.m.
Word goes out on school zone speeds
The police cars, motorcycle officers, television news trucks and flashing yellow lights were all indications that something was happening outside Kahre Elementary School.
11:13 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 25, 2005
The family of former home run champion Roger Maris will receive at least $120 million in cash from Anheuser-Busch as part of a settlement that ended a defamation trial and other litigation, according to a ...
11:02 a.m.
UNLV lands guard from Bishop Gorman
UNLV on Wednesday picked up a verbal commitment from one of the nation's top point guard prospects and didn't have to go very far to do it.
11:02 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Second Corrales-Castillo fight generating increased interest
In stark contrast to their first meeting in May, the October 8 rematch between Diego "Chico" Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo for the world lightweight championship is shaping up as a box office bonanza.
11:02 a.m.
51s' Myrow slams Beavers
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Brian Myrow swatted a grand slam in the seventh inning to send the 51s to a 10-3 victory against the Portland Beavers on Wednesday at PGE Park.
11:00 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- SEAPOINT -- Desormeaux on Mitchell trainee, draws good post for turf route opener, good spot for action. JOHNNY HIGH BRITE -- Draws outside post in two-turn sophomore claimer, Douglas atop Dollace trainee, ...
11:00 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 3:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m.
Transfers could put Mustangs over the top
10:59 a.m.
Preps: Northwest Division
COACH: Joel Bertsch (3rd year)
10:59 a.m.
Editorial: Denounce Robertson
Chavez, a fierce critic of President Bush, has said that he believes the United States is plotting to assassinate him. In response, Robertson said, "If he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think we ...
10:58 a.m.
Editorial: Strong voice for education
On the latter point, Rogers let it be known that he meant what he said. The wealthy owner of Sunbelt Communications, which includes KVBC-TV Channel 3 in Las Vegas, announced that he would fund a ...
10:58 a.m.
Letter: Science verifies truths in Bible
When you think about it, the law of entropy would seem to be a strong adversary to the theory of macroevolution (which teaches of one species developing into another species). If everything in the universe ...
10:57 a.m.
American way and lives lost under Bush
We are engulfed in a swirling sea of never-ending crises. Our only glimpse of truth has come from journalists, and, because they do not want to reveal their sources or go to jail, this will ...
10:57 a.m.
Man was victim of road rage
Just prior to being shot in the back, the victim reportedly had gotten into an argument about a block from the parking lot of the Carl's Jr. restaurant at 1991 Decatur Blvd. where he was ...
9:58 a.m.
Crude oil jumps to new high
Oil prices surged to a new high of $68 a barrel on concerns about a storm that could hit production sites in the Gulf of Mexico and a U.S. government report that showed a decline ...
9:54 a.m.
Company to extend employee discount program to Sept. 30
The discounts apply to most 2005 models, GM spokeswoman Deborah Silverman said today. Some large 2006 sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks will be added to the program for the first time, she said. The promotion ...
9:53 a.m.
Other airlines could benefit from mechanics strike
Yet during a summer travel season with robust passenger loads, none of the rivals say they expect substantial extra business -- at least in the short term.
9:53 a.m.
N.C. efforts for lottery fall short -- again
RALEIGH, N.C. -- It's still out there.
9:48 a.m.
AG asks court to throw out tribe's suit on fishing rights
The lawsuit, filed in June against the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, says the state should not be allowed to regulate or limit the tribe's fishing rights based on a 200-year-old treaty.
9:46 a.m.
Changes coming for Powerball
Starting Sunday, the jackpot will start at $15 million rather than the current $10 million.
9:45 a.m.
Studies: Casinos worth $12 bil. a year
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Casinos in Ohio could generate up to $12 billion in revenue from gaming and other industry annually while causing a 43 percent increase in the number of Ohioans who develop gambling problems, ...
9:45 a.m.
Harrah's promotes executives
John Koster, formerly senior vice president and general manager of Harrah's Laughlin, will succeed Marrandino as president of Harrah's Northern Nevada division.
9:44 a.m.
West water conference opens with call for cooperation
SAN DIEGO -- A call for greater cooperation to meet the growing water needs in the West came from officials on the first of a three-day conference on urban water issues Wednesday.
9:24 a.m.
Woman gets 14 to 40 years for shootout with police
A judge said although he believed a 21-year-old woman who shot at police while her fugitive boyfriend led the officers on a high-speed chase was "naive and gullible" the seriousness nature of her crimes required ...
9:23 a.m.
Court rejects appeal in sports book killing
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected for a second time the appeal of Anthony Cuccia Jr., who gunned down another man in a Las Vegas sports book in February 2000.
9:23 a.m.
Jury to decide case of medical marijuana grower
A judge ruled Wednesday it would be up to a jury to decide whether a 34-year-old licensed medical marijuana user was acting within his rights when he grew and sold the drug to about 50 ...
9:23 a.m.
Judge cancels hearing, will rule on Perkins case Sept. 12
An administrative law judge has canceled a Sept. 12 hearing, and without taking testimony, he will hand down a long-awaited ruling on whether Assembly Speaker and Henderson Deputy Police Chief Richard Perkins violated the Hatch ...
9:22 a.m.
In Hawthorne, celebration begins
CARSON CITY -- Hawthorne residents might want to borrow some of the Army munitions stored around the town and set them off in a pyrotechnic display to celebrate their new lease on life.
9:22 a.m.
Shoulder injuries don't stop Bowser
What's worse than having shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum?
9:19 a.m.
Obituaries for August 25, 2005
Bertha Lee Huggins, 94, of Henderson died Monday in a local care center. She was born July 20, 1911, in Decker, Ind. A resident for five years, she was a retired bookkeeper for a manufacturing ...
8:55 a.m.
Community briefs for August 25, 2005
Acacia Demonstration Gardens, 50 Casa Del Fuego in Henderson, is hosting Meet the Experts from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sept. 24.
8:45 a.m.
Air Force ROTC unit at UNLV 'tips off' first year
The members of UNLV'S newest ROTC unit, Air Force ROTC Detachment 004, convened for the first time as a group on Monday AT an Air Force ROTC Tip-Off event.
8:44 a.m.
Hand it to 'em: Entrepreneurs cash in on poker craze with you guessed it bobble heads
Through televised poker tournaments, theyve become household names. If we havent heard of Chris Moneymaker or Johnny Chan, then maybe we know Scotty Nguyen, Annie Duke or T.J. Cloutier.
8:16 a.m.

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