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Archive for February 9, 2005

Property taxes take center stage
City of North Las Vegas Mayor Michael Montandon asked legislators this morning to be wary of capping assessed values when they tackle the issue of rising property taxes this legislative session.
11:22 a.m.
Murder charge expected in girl's death
Before she died Tuesday night from alleged abuse, 2-year-old Jada Southall had repeatedly been injured while her mother was at work.
11:22 a.m.
Insurer's profit nearly doubles
Cigna reported today its net income rose to $558 million, or $4.16 per share, for the October-December period compared with net income of $281 million, or $2 per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue for ...
11:20 a.m.
Budget cutbacks could force closure of Nellis federal prison
The Bureau of Prisons is looking to shut down the Nellis Federal Prison camp and three other minimum security prisons across the country to cut costs.
11:18 a.m.
Fewer malpractice rate increase requests made since limit passed
CARSON CITY -- There have been fewer requests by insurance companies to increase medical malpractice insurance rates since the state passed a law in 2002 further limiting medical malpractice judgments.
11:18 a.m.
Sunrise now second trauma center
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center becomes the second Level 2 trauma center operating in Nevada at noon today, giving ambulance crews and emergency patients an option for quicker medical treatment in some cases.
11:18 a.m.
Workers dismantle water park
Workers dismantle water park
11:16 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Crazy Horse boss Faraci takes early 'retirement'
Another one of the club's key managers, whose name has surfaced in connection to the investigation, has had a life-changing experience.
11:11 a.m.
District facing shortage of classroom seats
Faced with an impending shortage of classroom seats and rising construction costs, Clark County School District staff is expected to recommend tonight that the School Board set new limits on renovations as a means of ...
11:05 a.m.
Researchers: Traffic could slow down valley's growth
Congestion on Las Vegas highways could put the brakes on the Southern Nevada's bustling economy within the next decade, a national transportation research group said Tuesday.
11:04 a.m.
California flu strain making way to LV
Some California residents visiting Las Vegas may be bringing their germs into the state in addition to their suitcases and wallets.
11:02 a.m.
Project would widen NLV roadway
Local government engineers are looking to widen almost 10 miles of North 5th Street as a way to alleviate the traffic jams that clog many of North Las Vegas's busiest roads during rush hours.
11:00 a.m.
Construction plans for Yucca rail line could begin next year
WASHINGTON -- Construction planning could begin as soon as next year for the rail line that is to carry nuclear waste across Nevada to Yucca Mountain, according to Energy Department budget documents.
11:00 a.m.
HCA, Universal Health reach rate agreements with coalition
The Las Vegas Valley's two largest hospital operators agreed to new rate contracts with a coalition that represents about 320,000 people, leaving one hospital operator in negotiations.
10:56 a.m.
Clayton to recuse himself from megamerger debate
Mark Clayton's greatest strength as the state's newest gaming regulator may be his ability to analyze complex securities issues.
10:52 a.m.
Body found at Mojave High School
The man was found by a school official about 6:30 a.m. in a white Honda in the parking lot of the school at 5302 Goldfield St.
10:48 a.m.
Guinn names Reid relative to replace Hawk on board
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn today named Cynthia M. Reid of Henderson to the state Board of Education, replacing John Hawk who resigned Jan. 21.
10:48 a.m.
Tourists budgeting more for gambling trips
Las Vegas visitors spent less time on the casino floor, but budgeted more money to gamble in 2004, a year-end report by Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority analysts said.
10:46 a.m.
New Year festivities aimed at attracting Asian visitors
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has no projections for the number of people who will visit the city for the kick-off of 4702, known as the Year of the Rooster.
10:46 a.m.
Goodman: LVCVA needs to address NFL stance
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman isn't worried about any penalties for piling on when he talks about the National Football League.
10:45 a.m.
Force goes for fourteen
John Force has occupied the NHRA Funny Car throne for 13 of the past 15 seasons, including a reign of 10 consecutive years from 1993 to 2002.
10:10 a.m.
Morgan earns second start at point guard
UNLV guard Jerel Blassingame's right hand still sports a large purple bruise underneath the inside of his right thumb. But even if his hand was fine, he wouldn't be starting tonight's nonconference game against Missouri ...
10:02 a.m.
Overtime loss is no moral victory
Not long ago, the talk around the Wranglers clubhouse was that one-goal losses like Tuesday's were character-builders, helping prepare the team for grind-it-out postseason play.
10:02 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Recruiting Las Vegas not as new as you think
The theme of UNLV's national signing day press conference for high school recruits was how new coach Mike Sanford had "reclaimed city recruiting" and "taken back the city of Las Vegas."
10:01 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 9, 2005
USC offensive coordinator Norm Chow accepted a similar position Tuesday night with the Tennessee Titans, ending a successful four-year run that recently became overshadowed by his deteriorating relationship with Trojans coach Pete Carroll.
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Handicappers: Think about fading world champions
Late in the evening of Super Bowl Sunday, the band Ratdog was performing at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay.
9:58 a.m.
Testing started on 11,400 inmates for tuberculosis
CARSON CITY -- Testing has started on the 11,400 inmates in the state prison system after some staff and prisoners tested positive for tuberculosis at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City.
9:57 a.m.
Test pilots prepare to finish the manual on new Raptors
Over the next six months pilots with nicknames like Bluto, Fangs and Junior will be testing the military's newest stealth fighter at Nellis Air Force Base and putting the finishing touches on a tactics manual ...
9:56 a.m.
Nevada delegation sees fight over highway funds
WASHINGTON -- Nevada lawmakers are bracing for battle this year in Congress over federal highway money. At stake for the state is at least $1 billion for federal transportation projects.
9:52 a.m.
Chu says DOE to improve plans to ship waste
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department is working on improving its transportation planning for the Yucca Mountain project, department official Margaret Chu told the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
9:46 a.m.
Daniels, who led Playboy empire in '70s, dies
Derick J. Daniels, a former newspaper executive who helped steer Hugh Hefner's Playboy empire through rough patches in the 1970s and was president of the editorial advisory board of VEGAS magazine, died on Saturday at ...
9:43 a.m.
Cab crashes after being hijacked
A man hijacked and later crashed a taxi cab Tuesday night, just hours before a separate cab robbery spurred a standoff at a Las Vegas apartment complex, Metro Police said.
9:41 a.m.
Profit strong; sales disappoint
For the quarter ended Jan. 29, Cisco had net income of $1.4 billion, or 21 cents a share, compared with $724 million, or 10 cents, in the period a year earlier, when results were hurt ...
9:41 a.m.
Boulder City candidate drops out
Philip de Langis dropped out of the race, leaving incumbent council members Andrea Anderson and Mike Pacini, plus challengers Bradley Farmer and Jeremy Lilly on the ballot for the general election.
9:40 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Spring not yet sprung for UNLV women
Facing the nation's top teams at the Northrop Grunman Regional Challenge presented a chance for the UNLV women's golf team to establish elite status.
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Tempo is the key to a more consistent swing
Watching Phil Mickelson win the PGA tour's FBR Open in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Sunday brought home to me just how important the swing tempo should be. Call it what you want -- tempo, timing or ...
9:36 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:31 a.m.
New voting machines needed to replace paperless versions
CARSON CITY -- Secretary of State Dean Heller says he needs $15 million from the state to buy 4,400 new voting machines for Clark County in time for the 2006 election.
9:30 a.m.
Highway death raises questions on future of nutrition company
Dr. Ivan Perkovic, a guru of international nutritional products whose company last year had received a nearly half-million dollar sales tax break to move to Las Vegas, was killed Jan. 23 in a car accident ...
9:29 a.m.
Palo Verde, Centennial to meet in Sunset final
Palo Verde advanced to Thursday's Sunset Region final with a 4-0 victory against Bishop Gorman Tuesday.
9:29 a.m.
Foothill locked out of playoffs
One year after finishing runner-up in state boys' basketball, the Foothill Falcons were eliminated from playoff contention.
9:28 a.m.
Rancho rolls short-handed Desert Pines
Martez Christian fouled out with seven minutes left in the game. A minute later Jason West also fouled out.
9:27 a.m.
Falcons lose shooting star for one game
With two minutes left, Leah Thomson went down with an ankle sprain. Foothill coach Chris Sefcheck says the star will most likely not be ready for its final game at Liberty on Thursday.
9:26 a.m.
Appraisal process key part of audit of land deals
A keystone in the ongoing audit of Clark County land transactions could be a thorough examination of the process of assigning value to the land.
9:26 a.m.
Shareholders of Trump Hotels aim to file own plan
Shareholders in Donald Trump's bankrupt hotel and casino business asked a federal judge for permission to file a reorganization plan to rival a proposal being advanced by the company and its bondholders.
9:13 a.m.
Gaming board hires five employees, divides duties
The board is charged with implementing and regulating slot-machine gambling under legislation approved last year.
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Superintendent should step in
Imagine ... a teacher upset about being a target of a violent drawing circulated on campus and expressing concern to the local media. The media ought to be howling for Garcia to act responsibly in ...
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Teachers blamed for students who don't make effort
I plan my lessons and run my classroom with an approach that is firm, yet fair and caring. In spite of that, many of my students do not achieve. Gov. Guinn would think me a ...
9:09 a.m.
Authorities crack down on illegal gambling
Seven people were arrested over the weekend in Hobbs after agents with the state Department of Public Safety's Special Investigations Division raided an illegal poker game.
9:08 a.m.
Official sides with taxpayer in challenge to gambling law
CHICAGO -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan reversed her position Tuesday and said a law that let a defunct riverboat casino license move to the Chicago suburb of Rosemont was unconstitutional special legislation.
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Sleazy Republican tactic
The Republican National Committee, controlled by President Bush and chaired by his former campaign manager, attacked Reid in a lengthy e-mail sent to about a million subscribers. The RNC savaged Reid's record in the Senate, ...
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: Under Bush, education is in a decline
What's happening, of course, is that school administrators, fearful of their schools being labeled as failures, are narrowing their course offerings to focus on what will be asked on standardized tests, eliminating recess and physical ...
9:03 a.m.
Task force sets water resources, air quality as priorities
The Clark County Growth Task Force on Tuesday adopted a list of recommendations for maintaining sustainable water resources and improving air quality in the county, which included pushing for alternative-fuel cars and easing restrictions in ...
9:00 a.m.
Firefighter's appeal in lawsuit rejected
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Tuesday rejected the appeal of a former Clark County firefighter-paramedic who was injured during a rescue effort in a 40-foot-high gasoline storage tank at Sloan.
8:59 a.m.
Gang member sentenced in crack cocaine sales
An associate of the Rolling 60s Crips street gang was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to selling crack cocaine for the group.
8:58 a.m.
With revenue a mystery, county plots spending
The Clark County Commission on Thursday will begin setting spending priorities, but it will have to do it without knowing how much money it will have to work with.
8:58 a.m.
Suspect's IQ, confession key in crime spree case
The IQ and Miranda rights comprehension of a man charged with murder, multiple sexual assaults and home robberies were the focus of a hearing Tuesday to determine whether his confession to police should be admissible ...
8:57 a.m.
Trial ordered in killing of tourist at McDonald's
Two men accused of robbing two McDonald's restaurants and killing a convention attendee who attempted to stop them from fleeing will stand trial, Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Tony Abbatangelo ruled Tuesday.
8:56 a.m.
Gibbons asks why education funds not spent
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., on Monday asked state school officials to account for $332,000 in federal education grant money that he said Nevada returned to Washington unspent.
8:55 a.m.
Storyteller will celebrate Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month, a storyteller will visit the Molasky Community School at 7801 W. Gilmore Avenue on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
8:55 a.m.
Community briefs for February 9, 2005
African Flamenco Theater will present a program of Flamenco and other dance styles in its fourth annual show starting 7 p.m. Saturday at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive.
8:55 a.m.
Obituaries for February 9, 2005
Jorge Luis Castro, 9, of North Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born June 9, 1995, in Pomona, Calif. He was a resident for one year.
8:13 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Fremont gets whole lot of soul
The Feb. 26-27 event is filled with local food vendors, entertainment and family fun. Hours both days are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
8:09 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Junior League celebrates women at Stratosphere
Co-chaired by Lisa Sheehan, Junior League special event chairwoman, and Monterey Brookman, who also serves as 2005 gala chairman, the sold-out event served as a preview to Junior League's 2005 gala, "Centennial of Extraordinary Women," ...
8:09 a.m.

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