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Storm, spike in oil prices cause many woes for airlines
ATLANTA -- The one-two punch of Hurricane Katrina and oil prices briefly topping $70-a-barrel is giving the beleaguered major airlines just what they don't need as they approach a traditionally slow travel season and a ...
11:18 a.m.
Fearing hike, some valley residents rush to the pumps
"Horrible," said retired senior citizen Barbara Fitzpatrick of Las Vegas, noting today's gasoline prices have made it impossible for her to hop into her Jeep Cherokee and drive to California to visit her children and ...
11:17 a.m.
Lawyer: Court action could have prevented boy's fatal shooting
The death of a 12-year-old boy on Friday morning might have been prevented if a Family Court judge had taken more seriously evidence that the boy's father left loaded guns around his home, a family ...
11:17 a.m.
Just Kidding: Book highlights options in Las Vegas for tourist families
"Las Vegas runs on gambling, alcohol and sex. These are not family-friendly activities."
11:16 a.m.
Mulroy: Nevada will not wilt on water
SAN DIEGO -- The chief of Southern Nevada's water agency capped a three-day conference on Friday with a warning: The Silver State will do whatever it takes to protect its water future.
11:12 a.m.
Prison officials still baffled how inmate escaped
CARSON CITY -- State prison officials said today they still don't know how inmate Jody Thompson escaped from the Northern Nevada Correctional Center Friday and he is still at large.
11:11 a.m.
School year begins
Clark County School District officials celebrated the start of a new academic year this morning with a tour of the biggest and potentially most efficient campus the district has built.
11:10 a.m.
Crashes leave 1 dead, 2 hurt
Metro Police investigated separate crashes Sunday that killed one pedestrian and left another in extremely critical condition.
11:09 a.m.
Woman, 76, dies in trailer fire in northeast LV
A neighbor saw 76-year-old Betty Cash pluck her Sunday newspaper off the driveway about 7:15 as she did every morning.
11:09 a.m.
Public land sought for nuke rail study
The Energy Department's Draft Environmental Assessment on the rail corridor land can be found at www.ocrwm.doe.gov. Copies are also available at the Las Vegas Yucca Mountain Information Center, 4101-B Meadows Lane in Las Vegas. Public ...
11:08 a.m.
Family, friends want answers in woman's death on freeway
The father of the woman killed on Interstate 15 Friday said he had already planned a graduation celebration for his daughter.
11:05 a.m.
Firm faces freeze of assets
Par Three, a Nevada corporation with an office at 101 Convention Center Drive, also was ordered by the California Department of Corporations to stop soliciting investors in that state.
11:01 a.m.
Clooney joins cast of investors in LV project
Actor George Clooney and nightclub developer Rande Gerber have signed on to invest in a previously announced hotel and condo project on Harmon Avenue between Koval Lane and Paradise Road.
11:00 a.m.
ATM device will spit out tickets instead of cash
A Las Vegas company that has cash access machines on the floors of more than 900 casinos is preparing to roll out devices that will print ticket in-ticket out coupons that can be used in ...
11:00 a.m.
Nevada faces shortage of special ed teachers
"They've got so much paperwork that they just get burned out," said state Superintendent Keith Reault. "We have a lot of special education teachers that just go back into elementary (education) because they just get ...
10:48 a.m.
Obituaries for August 29, 2005
Robert John Brennan, 69, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was born Oct. 10, 1935, in New York City. A resident for 20 years, he was a retired auditor in the construction ...
9:47 a.m.
Bridge opens just in time for kids' return to school
With the start of the school year today, the walk to Eileen Conners Elementary School in northwest Las Vegas will be shorter and safer for many students.
9:42 a.m.
Teammates vote Miklos to be fourth recipient of Wiesner Jersey
UNLV doesn't open its 2005 football season until next Monday morning at New Mexico but senior safety Joe Miklos continues to pile up awards.
9:40 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Madden wizards play for more than pride
It was football at its finest. Only instead of helmets and shoulder pads, the players at ESPNZone at New York-New York on Saturday afternoon wore baseball caps at rakish angles and baggy clothing that might ...
9:40 a.m.
Doctors are looking for ways to improve university med school
Clark County doctors intent on keeping the University of Pittsburgh out of their backyard are now looking at the shortcomings of the University of Nevada School of Medicine and what the university system must do ...
9:39 a.m.
News briefs for August 29, 2005
The National Weather Service issued an extreme heat warning until 7 p.m. today for the second day in a row.
9:39 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Weekend talent show restocks Breeders' Cup
Just when you thought it was safe to assume this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships would be anything but vintage, up come more equines waiting to step onto a vacant Sport of Kings pedestal.
9:38 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 29, 2005
UNLV's offense was as hot as the weather as the Rebels dominated their in-state rival with a 5-0 victory against UNR on Sunday afternoon at Peter Johann Memorial Field.
9:37 a.m.
Benson ends holdout, signs with Bears
Chicago Bears rookie running back Cedric Benson, the fourth overall pick in this year's NFL draft, ended his 36-day holdout by agreeing to a five-year contract last night.
9:36 a.m.
Tribe to seek extension in casino investigation
The gaming commission notified the tribe earlier this month about the investigation into allegations that a management company is running the tribe's four casinos without the commission's consent.
9:36 a.m.
Couple overseeing Little River casino boat payroll indicted
The 18-count indictment says Samuel Andrew Gray 65, and Marilyn D. Gray, 68, both of Duluth, Ga., withheld employee income taxes in 2001 and 2002 but never gave the funds to the Internal Revenue Service. ...
9:35 a.m.
Conservative groups to assist anti-slots petition campaign
The Christian Civic League of Maine and the Maine Grassroots Coalition have allied themselves with No Slots for ME!, a group trying to collect the 50,519 voter signatures needed to put the measure on the ...
9:35 a.m.
Judge to review motions before making them public
The Erie Times-News on Thursday challenged Erie County Judge Ernest J. DiSantis Jr.'s initial plan to keep all pretrial motions in the case secret. DiSantis, who has already issued a gag order in the case, ...
9:35 a.m.
Businesses leery of immigration overhaul
Some of America's biggest companies are withholding contributions to a public campaign supporting President Bush's immigration plan because they're concerned that any legislation may impose greater restrictions on hiring workers from overseas.
9:34 a.m.
Anderson runs away with starting job; Clarett out
DENVER -- Those who wondered if Mike Anderson would ever be the same after a season-ending groin injury this time last year can stop wondering.
9:33 a.m.
Deacon's breakthrough begins at U.S. Amateur
When freshman-year roommates J.C. Deacon and Ryan Moore first arrived at UNLV, Rebels coach Dwaine Knight wondered which hot prospect would first become a superstar.
9:31 a.m.
Golf briefs for August 29, 2005
At Dublin, Ohio, Cristie Kerr won the Wendy's Championship for Children, closing with a 3-under 69 shortly after Pat Hurst fell from a tie for the lead with a double-bogey on the last hole.
9:30 a.m.
Preps: This week's schedule
Girls' Volleyball
9:29 a.m.
Company cuts Internet access price, expands service
With the move into cities such as Baton Rouge, La., and Charlotte, N.C., Verizon Wireless says it offers data services to 140 million people in 61 U.S. markets. Current customers will pay about $60 a ...
9:27 a.m.
Intelsat to buy PanAmSat for $3.2 billion in cash
Intelsat, owned by four private equity firms including Apollo Management LP, will pay $25 a share for PanAmSat, the world's largest distributor of satellite-based television channels. That's 26 percent more than the closing price of ...
9:26 a.m.
Arrest made in slaying of rapper
Three months after a Kansas City, Mo., rapper was gunned down in southwestern Las Vegas, Metro Police have arrested a 25-year-old man who said he committed the murder out of revenge.
9:25 a.m.
Dollar falls against euro but rises against yen
The euro was trading for $1.2312 at midday in Europe, up from $1.2305 late Friday in New York. The British pound rose to $1.8050 from $1.8045 on Friday. The dollar was trading for 110.36 Japanese ...
9:25 a.m.
Cheyenne wins sloppy opener
Friday night scores for the state's top 10 teams:
9:23 a.m.
Goodman assistant returning to the gym
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman's personal fitness trainer is leaving his City Hall job to return to the gym full time.
9:14 a.m.
Editorial: The reality of tax cuts
That money is not likely to come from Congress, which this month increased the Institution's fiscal 2006 budget to just $621.3 million, up from $615 million this year. For the first time since it was ...
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Bush's policies are indefensible
Illegal immigrants are a federal problem and President Bush is doing nothing about it. So, when Democratic governors Bill Richardson of New Mexico and Janet Napolitano of Arizona declare a state of emergency in their ...
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Bible must not be considered as authentic science
The Bible is a book of religion and not a book of scientific principles. President Bush's personal approval of teaching anti-evolution philosophy demonstrates that this president does not know or fully understand science and how ...
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Talks hold most hope in water crisis
With water in short supply, disagreements are plentiful. The water managers, including Pat Mulroy, general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, met in San Diego last week and discussed ways of being more cooperative. ...
9:02 a.m.
Community briefs for August 29, 2005
Volunteers and certified divers are needed for the fourth annual Black Canyon/Willow Beach Ecology Dive cleanup Saturday.
8:22 a.m.
Triple Play: On farewell tour, Destiny's Child more powerful as a group than solo
Destiny's Child has announced plans to part ways for good at the end of their corrent tour, but judging from Friday's concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, the female R&B trio might want to ...
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Take a tour of Nevada's interior
Figure you're a Nevadan now, eh?
8:13 a.m.

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