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Archive for August 30, 2005

Construction continues on Palazzo
Construction continues on Palazzo
11:12 a.m.
Boy, 10, says he tried to stop older brother from shooting himself
The mother of a 12-year-old boy who shot himself on Friday says her 10-year-old son tried to stop him from committing suicide, but the older brother went through with it saying, "The reason I'm doing ...
11:09 a.m.
White Peoples Party leader an ex-felon
The controversial figure behind the proposed White Peoples Party is an ex-felon who has been running three halfway houses without the proper licenses, a Sun investigation has found.
11:08 a.m.
Galardi's home up for $17 mil.
Former strip club king Michael Galardi's 22,000-square-foot Las Vegas home is for sale for $17 million.
11:06 a.m.
County may take back land leased for golf course
The Clark County Commission could begin discussing next week whether to take back hundreds of acres leased to developer Billy Walters more than four years ago to build a golf course.
11:03 a.m.
State low in insurance coverage
Nevada ranked No. 4 nationwide for residents without health insurance over the three-year period from 2002 to 2004, according to new Census Bureau data -- even as the state showed relatively high income and low ...
11:03 a.m.
Dress code idea for planned casino could get cold shoulder
Actor George Clooney has proposed the kind of casino that could be as welcome in Las Vegas as the casino thief he portrayed in the heist movie "Ocean's Eleven."
11:02 a.m.
Details about damage to casinos sketchy
Officials at several Las Vegas casino companies say they have little to no information about the damage their shuttered properties on Mississippi's Gulf Coast have sustained from Hurricane Katrina, which hit Monday and pounded the ...
11:02 a.m.
Business Bank changes plans for headquarters
The bank received approval from Summerlin developer Howard Hughes Corp. and the Clark County Commission to change its original plans for two, 75,000-square-foot buildings to a single six-story building totaling 150,000 square feet.
11:02 a.m.
Safety on two dangerous highways targeted
Special meeting
10:54 a.m.
Nevada seniors average in reading on SAT
CARSON CITY -- Nevada high school seniors taking the SAT examination scored at the national average in reading but below the nation in math, the College Board reported today.
10:54 a.m.
Students back in class: Nearly 300,000 strong
Armed with a new pencil, box of crayons, two glue sticks and a grin full of confidence, 6-year-old Saphyre Vandruff appeared more than prepared Monday for first grade at the new Hickey Elementary School.
10:54 a.m.
CCSN president pushes success theme
The Community College of Southern Nevada's mantra for its 35th year is "student success, student success, student success," President Richard Carpenter said.
10:50 a.m.
State winner in base closings
WASHINGTON -- Nevada scored big victories in a final round of the federal government's high-stakes -- and high-anxiety -- effort to streamline the U.S. military by closing and shrinking bases.
10:49 a.m.
Pedestrian dies after being hit by SUV out of crosswalk
Police said it appears the man did not use a crosswalk and was at fault.
9:42 a.m.
Officials association copes with added pressure, added games
Another year, another new high school, and Marc Ratner is happy to hear that as far as officiating went Friday night, 2005 had a successful debut.
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Stadium's park place is no Boardwalk
My calendar must be missing a page. I thought this was opening week of the college football season but you wouldn't have known it by the lack of activity at UNLV on Monday.
9:36 a.m.
July factory orders decrease, August consumer confidence up
The Commerce Department said that demand for manufactured products dipped 1.9 percent last month as orders in the transportation sector fell a sharp 8.8 percent. It was the biggest decline in this category in 19 ...
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Kenseth carries momentum into final two races
If he can secure a spot in the Chase for the Nextel Cup, Matt Kenseth said he believes he has a legitimate shot to win the NASCAR championship.
9:34 a.m.
Company expects to force out about 400 salaried workers
Ford employs 35,000 salaried workers in the United States -- most of them in Michigan -- and the Aug. 19 memo from James Padilla was the first time anxious employees were given a glimpse into ...
9:34 a.m.
Sports briefs for August 30, 2005
The International Cycling Union said it would investigate the report in French newspaper L'Equipe of positive drug tests on urine samples from the 1999 Tour de France.
9:33 a.m.
Talks not producing results
Seattle-based Machinists Lodge 751 on Monday countered the aerospace company's latest contract offer with their own proposal, but the union declined to provide details.
9:33 a.m.
Analysts predict slowdown in August auto sales
DETROIT -- Auto industry analysts predict a slowdown in vehicle sales in August, a trend due less to high gas prices than to a summer of heavily publicized discounts that thinned dealer lots and satiated ...
9:31 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Del Mar selections
1st Race -- HE DOES -- Draws good outer post for sprint claimer, P. Val aboard, Does He? BETTOR ROYALTY -- Berrio astride, draws good spot, fits this level and distance well. Value Play -- ...
9:24 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:24 a.m.
Loveman testifies in Stewart dispute
The head of casino giant Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said Monday that rock star Rod Stewart should return the $2 million he was paid for a December 2000 Las Vegas concert he never performed.
9:23 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Thailand, Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym, Thailand, vs. Ricardo Cordoba, Panama, 12, for the vacant WBA bantamweight title.
9:23 a.m.
Hurricane Katrina forces casino closures
Hurricane Katrina forced Harrah's Entertainment Inc. to close three of its casinos in Mississippi and New Orleans, the company said Monday.
9:21 a.m.
Cities encouraged to hold special elections on gambling
The West Memphis City Council is scheduled to take up the matter at its meeting Thursday, and the Hot Springs city Board of Directors will consider an ordinance at its Sept. 6 meeting.
9:19 a.m.
Tribe undergoes upheaval
Tribal economic development association director Kevin Ellis says Nuckolls has put the tribe into financial trouble.
9:19 a.m.
Lottery prospects up in air
As the session drew to a close, the roles were reversed -- with potentially substantial consequences for the 2006 elections if they remain in place before the General Assembly finally goes home.
9:18 a.m.
Pinnacle ups investment in St. Louis-area casinos
The Missouri Gaming Commission in September approved plans for Pinnacle casinos along the Mississippi River in downtown St. Louis and in Lemay in south St. Louis County. At the time, Pinnacle said it planned to ...
9:17 a.m.
Apartments evacuated after false fire reports
Although arson originally was suspected, the fire department established that there was no arson or even any major fire in the complex, said Bob Leinbach, spokesman for the Clark County Fire Department.
9:15 a.m.
R&R Partners hired to launch tourism campaign
The same firm that helped the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority devise the marketing campaign "What happens here, stays here" has been tabbed by Boulder City to attract visitors who live in the region.
9:15 a.m.
Local news briefs for August 30, 2005
Gov. Kenny Guinn on Monday announced the appointments of Richard DeLong of Reno and Richard Perry of Elko to the state Commission on Mineral Resources to represent large-scale mining.
9:14 a.m.
Woman says she was upset when she set complex afire
A 20-year-old Henderson woman accused of setting a blaze that caused $600,000 in damage to an apartment complex told fire investigators she was upset after her baby was taken away and wanted to hurt herself ...
9:14 a.m.
Five West Nile virus cases reported
Nevada health officials Monday reported five new human cases of the West Nile virus, bringing the total number of human cases to nine for this year.
9:13 a.m.
Obituaries for August 30, 2005
Donald David Charom, 75, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born May 21, 1930, in Minneapolis. A resident for 10 years, he was retired.
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Dysfunctional home is problem
Most of the problems have never been about the system itself; it's always been about parents. If you have children being raised in a dysfunctional home atmosphere, where parents or a parent could care less ...
8:42 a.m.
Letter: What's left to fight for? Apple pie?
In our current war in Iraq, Cindy Sheehan, the mother of Casey, a young Marine whose life was sacrificed on the battlefield for reasons that have changed as the lie of each successive reason was ...
8:42 a.m.
Immunization schedule for August 30, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:40 a.m.
Editorial: Demotion raises many questions
With none of these questions answered satisfactorily, either by the Pentagon or Halliburton, Bunnatine "Bunny" Greenhouse was officially demoted Saturday following two years of having the sword of Damocles hanging over her head. Greenhouse, whose ...
8:40 a.m.
Editorial: Time to pull together
We are humbled by the heroic efforts of hospital and other emergency workers who put their own lives at risk to stay with patients who could not be moved and to rescue people who could ...
8:40 a.m.
Community briefs for August 30, 2005
The Clark County Health District extended back-to-school immunization hours at the main district campus, 625 Shadow Lane.
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: To PETA, Beyonce not to die fur
Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will be outside the Las Vegas Convention Center today protesting singer Beyonce Knowles' new line of clothing that features fur.
8:08 a.m.
SAT math scores for class of 2005 hit record high
Significant gaps between racial groups remain, however, and officials said they are troubled by the comparative lack of progress in scores on the test's verbal section.
7:23 a.m.

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