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Archive for February 8, 2005

DOE official says Yucca unlikely to open on time
WASHINGTON -- The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository is not likely to open on time, the Energy Department's top Yucca official said Monday.
11:14 a.m.
North Las Vegas medical complex included in budget
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has asked Congress for $750 million for new veterans hospitals and clinics next year, including money for a new medical complex in North Las Vegas.
11:13 a.m.
Perkins proposes cut in property taxes
CARSON CITY -- Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins opened the 2005 legislative session Monday with a proposal to give all property owners a reduction in their property tax bills.
11:12 a.m.
School building projects over budget
Clark County School District facilities officials will have to explain to the School Board Wednesday why the final price tags for two new construction projects may be as much as 65 percent over budget.
11:11 a.m.
Study: 40 percent of Nevada grads not ready for college
More than 40 percent of recent Nevada high school graduates entering college this past fall and summer needed remedial education to be able to do college level work, according to a new report university system ...
11:11 a.m.
Reid slammed in Republican e-mail
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Monday struck back at the Republican National Committee for its regular attacks on the new Senate minority leader.
11:09 a.m.
Transportation cuts may not affect local highway projects
The Regional Transportation Commission has yet to see if deep cuts in the president's proposed $2.57 trillion federal budget will trickle down to an ambitious wish list the agency outlined last month, an RTC spokeswoman ...
11:09 a.m.
News briefs for February 8, 2005
Authorities are looking for a driver who shot at a North Las Vegas off-duty police officer Monday afternoon.
11:07 a.m.
Police probe unrelated shootings; one dead
Metro Police were investigating two separate shootings this morning that were apparently self-defense -- one left an alleged home invader dead and the other left a man suffering from a shotgun blast in a trailer ...
11:06 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Lawmakers must bolster meeting law
But nothing may be as important as the effort to strengthen the state's open-meeting law.
11:05 a.m.
Program for middle schoolers may be eliminated
A federally funded program helping thousands of Nevada middle schoolers from low-income families to set their sights on college was put on the chopping block Monday by President Bush.
11:04 a.m.
City in flap with family concerning flightless birds
Before the Andrews family from Deer Island, Ore., bought their new house in Henderson they said they made sure the city would allow pet emus, the flightless birds similar to ostriches that are all the ...
11:04 a.m.
Golden Nugget's Poster deals, property accepts $30,000 fine
Executives of downtown's Golden Nugget casino have settled a three-count complaint filed last month by the state Gaming Control Board and would pay a $30,000 fine under a proposed settlement agreement.
11:01 a.m.
Financial expert joins board
Siegel also was elected to serve as chairman of the company's audit committee, replacing Charles D. Forman, who resigned as chairman of the committee but will remain on the audit committee as well as the ...
11:00 a.m.
Company increases dividend
The Las Vegas company, which doesn't own Las Vegas casinos but instead owns properties in other states, said it would pay a quarterly cash dividend of about 16 cents per share. Shareholders of record on ...
11:00 a.m.
Gaming awareness group creates advisory council
A problem gambling awareness group has created an advisory council in order to broaden membership in the organization beyond traditional industry members such as commercial casinos and slot makers.
11:00 a.m.
Aladdin, Clear Channel join forces
In a deal that could pave the way for two new major shows to come to Las Vegas, Clear Channel Entertainment is teaming up with the Aladdin to manage the hotel-casino's theater and a planned ...
11:00 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 8, 2005
Miami's Dwyane Wade and San Antonio's Manu Ginobili were among six players picked as NBA All-Stars for the first time when reserves were announced today.
10:55 a.m.
Wynn ad a prelude to resort's April opening
Yes, Steve Wynn really was on top of his Wynn Las Vegas hotel when the resort's new television commercial was filmed.
10:54 a.m.
Settlement doesn't assure PurchasePro shareholders relief
Shareholders of Inc. looking for a piece of a massive restitution fund established in a settlement between federal authorities and Time Warner Inc. will have to go through the New York-based media giant.
10:53 a.m.
Clayton named to Control Board
Gov. Kenny Guinn today named Mark Clayton of Las Vegas to the state Gaming Control Board to replace Scott Scherer, who did not seek reappointment to a four-year term.
10:52 a.m.
Health coalition negotiations with HCA remain contentious
Two of the 11 Las Vegas Valley hospitals and Boulder City Hospital have agreed to new rate contracts for about 320,000 valley residents, but talks are breaking down with some of the hospitals.
10:52 a.m.
Legislature briefs for February 8, 2005
Clark County could pay more for the water it takes from rural Nevada under a bill introduced in the Senate Monday.
10:17 a.m.
Bush plans $191 million for new nuke plants
WASHINGTON -- President Bush aims to spend $191 million on his goal of opening new U.S. nuclear power plants -- and proposes spending $651 million on the Yucca Mountain repository for waste the nation's aging ...
9:54 a.m.
Supporters want DOE to ask for $1 billion for Yucca
WASHINGTON -- Yucca Mountain supporters want to see the Energy Department ask Congress for $1 billion for the proposed nuclear waste repository, according to a letter sent to the Energy Department and Congress on Monday.
9:47 a.m.
Woman pleads not guilty in son's attempted murder
Patricia Hood is scheduled to stand trial May 2 before District Judge Nancy Saitta.
9:46 a.m.
Perkins comes out strong against pot
CARSON CITY -- On the opening day of the Legislature, Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins declared that the House will not legalize marijuana.
9:44 a.m.
BLM ready for 'historic' sale
The federal Bureau of Land Management is preparing to sell off 13,330 acres in southern Lincoln County Wednesday, opening the door for thousands of new homes in what now is nearly all open desert.
9:43 a.m.
Effort to punish UNLV professor gains exposure
An academic freedom dispute at UNLV is drawing worldwide attention.
9:40 a.m.
Home-invasion shooting investigated
Metro Police were investigating what they believe was a botched home invasion robbery early this morning that left the alleged intruder dead and in a separate incident a man shot an alleged trespasser in the ...
9:40 a.m.
Drivers asked to help with security
The Nevada Department of Public Safety is looking to drivers of taxi cabs, limousines and commercial trucks to be extra sets of eyes on the look out for suspicious activity and threats to homeland security.
9:39 a.m.
Program to help middle school students may be axed
A federally funded program helping thousands of Nevada middle schoolers from low-income families to set their sights on college was put on the chopping block Monday by President Bush.
9:39 a.m.
Nightclub owner settles suit over Neonopolis bias
A lawsuit that accused downtown's Neonopolis mall of discrimination against gays has been settled out of court, the plaintiff and his lawyers said Monday.
9:36 a.m.
Carson City briefs for February 8, 2005
A union that represents about 4,200 state workers is planning a rally in front of the Nevada legislative building Friday to push for collective bargaining rights and better benefits.
9:36 a.m.
Tribe building plant to power properties
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Seneca Indian Nation is building a power plant to supply its Niagara Falls casino and an adjacent 600-room resort hotel on track to open later this year.
9:32 a.m.
Only two members to meet
Chairman Dennis Neilander and member Bobby Siller will conduct business, but the board will be in the unusual circumstance in which one member can veto the other.
9:29 a.m.
Penn-Argosy deal scrutinized
Penn National and Argosy, which still expect to complete the transaction in the second half of this year, said in a statement sent by Business Wire today that they will respond "promptly" to this second ...
9:28 a.m.
Advisory council created
The council will provide "ongoing tactical and financial support" for the center, the center said in a statement.
9:28 a.m.
Group of investors plans to purchase Lincoln Park
They said BLB Investors, LLC has told the state it plans to purchase Lincoln Park from British parent company Wembley PLC.
9:27 a.m.
Fourth-quarter earnings rise
Net income rose to $357 million, or 33 cents a share, from $288 million, or 27 cents, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $4.9 billion, the New York-based company said Monday in a faxed statement.
9:27 a.m.
SEC filing details auditor fees
Institutional Shareholder Services, an investor, requested that International Game Technology provide additional information on fees billed by Deloitte & Touche LLP in connection with its proxy statement filed for the 2005 shareholders meeting.
9:26 a.m.
December consumer credit rises less than expected
Borrowing through charge cards, car loans and other nonmortgage debt rose by $3.1 billion to $2.104 trillion, from a revised gain of $2 billion in November that was first reported as a decline, the Fed ...
9:22 a.m.
Wranglers face familiar foe, former leader
The last time Chris Kenady led the Ice Dogs in points, life in Long Beach wasn't nearly this good.
9:22 a.m.
Rebels game in defeat
Yes, the UNLV basketball team still has a pulse.
9:22 a.m.
Bies: Inflation 'under control'
Inflation is between 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent a year, Bies said.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Bench the Leon-hearts in favor of lionhearts
Instead of going with guys who can play when they feel like it, UNLV coach Lon Kruger elected to go with guys who feel like playing against mighty Utah on Monday night.
9:21 a.m.
Patriots play disrespect card
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Someone had to say it, and Rodney Harrison would have been the betting favorite to do so.
9:19 a.m.
Letter: Panel has role in malpractice suits
There is no truth to the often-repeated assertion that only a few bad doctors are sued for malpractice. I know of many excellent doctors being sued for taking care of seriously ill patients who had ...
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Betrayal of trust must be factor in abuse sentencing
From religious clergy, to teachers, to police, to doctors, to coaches, to Scout leaders and so on, the sexual abuse of children is able to happen because of the position of trust these "professionals" have.
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Budget slams Nevada
The department admitted that workers had been exposed to toxic silica dust, and a federal appeals court ruled that the mountain wasn't being built to the correct standard for safeguarding against radiation leaks. The department ...
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: Misguided priorities
With a few exceptions, such as Bush's worthy plan to reduce farm subsidies that have tended to benefit agribusiness corporations more than family farmers, it looks as if he did take a meat cleaver to ...
8:58 a.m.
Community briefs for February 8, 2005
The Nevada Jazz Orchestra will perform a concert of "straight ahead" jazz at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.
8:57 a.m.
Immunization schedule for February 8, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:56 a.m.
Las Vegas woman honored by Nevada Army Guard
Sgt. Sandra Flores is an administrative NCO for the Guard's medical detachment in Las Vegas. She has spent the majority of her nearly four years in the Guard on activated status and has been deployed ...
8:56 a.m.
Obituaries for February 8, 2005
Meredith Earl Arnett, 63, of Las Vegas died Thursday in a local hospital. He was born May 7, 1941, in Yuma, Ariz., and was a courier in the title industry.
8:40 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: High fashion is for the well-heeled
The world's largest shoe show, which closes today, covered two floors in each of the Mandalay Bay and Sands convention centers. And I spent Saturday browsing its aisles -- not for what's hot this spring ...
8:11 a.m.

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