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Archive for February 11, 2005

Triple Threat: With three nominations, Killers join high-powered Grammy field
The Killers' Dave Keuning is approaching Sunday's Grammy Awards show with a simple philosophy. "I'll sleep at night as long as we don't lose to Hoobastank," Keuning said.
3:39 p.m.
Recent floods raise questions about Yucca rail
CALIENTE -- The set of floods that drenched much of Lincoln County last month has raised a new set of questions for Energy Department engineers working to build a rail line to carry 77,000 tons ...
11:00 a.m.
Nevada's casinos won record $10.6 billion last year
CARSON CITY -- Nevada casinos fired on all cylinders in 2004, winning a record $10.6 billion from gamblers after posting little or no gain for four years.
10:59 a.m.
Plan calls for annual apartment inspections
A case that traveled a circuitous route before a North Las Vegas inspector cited 59 violations of housing and safety codes at one complex earlier this week draws attention to a stalled reform of that ...
10:58 a.m.
Chu, DOE's top Yucca official, resigns
WASHINGTON -- Margaret Chu, the Energy Department's top Yucca Mountain official, resigned today after nearly three years of overseeing a project beset by delays.
10:55 a.m.
Lawyers discuss handling of Yucca documents
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers on all sides of the Yucca Mountain issue met Thursday to begin discussing how to handle certain documents related to the planned nuclear waste repository.
10:55 a.m.
Utilities' agreements mean planning replaces lawsuits
Thursday morning's announcement that a legal truce has been called between Nevada Power Co., the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Colorado River Commission was not good for everyone.
10:54 a.m.
Treasures club may reopen soon
The opulent Treasures strip club may reopen as early as Wednesday night.
10:50 a.m.
Donation seen as cultural coup for UNLV collection
Many people -- those who wore parachute pants perhaps -- may want to forget the 1980s.
10:50 a.m.
Officials split on property taxes
CARSON CITY -- Officials from Southern Nevada cities continued to warn legislators Thursday that property tax reform could take a bite out of the services they offer.
10:48 a.m.
Moncrief may be close to settlement
The Attorney General's Office and former Las Vegas City Councilwoman Janet Moncrief are apparently close to a settlement that would have Moncrief plead guilty to civil charges of filing false campaign finance reports and pay ...
10:48 a.m.
Professor eyes suit against university
UNLV's attempt to resolve a dispute with one of its economic professors has only inflamed the issue, ACLU officials said Thursday.
10:46 a.m.
Golden Nugget owners vow to return to Vegas market
When the hands-on owners of the Golden Nugget casino announced plans last week to sell the landmark property to a Houston-based restaurant giant, many wondered whether tireless downtown cheerleaders Tim Poster and Tom Breitling were ...
10:46 a.m.
Legislators seek solutions to health care affordability
State Democratic legislators want more transparency and cost controls for Nevada's hospitals after contentious contract negotiations in Las Vegas nearly left 320,000 workers without "affordable" hospital rates.
10:46 a.m.
Contest winners record song
Contest winners record song
10:45 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Cabbie's recklessness nets suspects
The rookie Star cabbie earned himself a steak dinner from his company for his courage in helping police capture the two men suspected of robbing him early Wednesday morning outside a convenience store.
10:44 a.m.
Union pickets Wal-Mart
Union pickets Wal-Mart
10:44 a.m.
America West seeks efficiency in Las Vegas through pilot base
TEMPE, Ariz. -- America West Airlines has established a pilot base in Las Vegas.
10:42 a.m.
Professional women dare to stay home
Daria Riley got the idea for the group from watching Oprah and the money to support it from listening to the radio on a drive to the grocery store.
10:40 a.m.
Reid: Dean effective leader for Democrat Party
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Howard Dean would be an effective leader of the Democratic National Committee, the campaigning and fundraising arm of the party.
10:39 a.m.
News briefs for February 11, 2005
While the coroner's office said Thursday that 2-year-old Jada Southall died as a result of subdural hematoma, or bleeding of the brain, caused by physical abuse, police say there was no sign that the child ...
10:39 a.m.
Project offers a better way to get alcoholics off the streets
Some valley officials and advocates for the homeless are looking to a San Diego program as a possible solution to the s practice of repeatedly filling jail cells with the same drunks.
10:38 a.m.
Ex-investor relations manager accused of insider trading
Frank R.V. Loomans made trades on options in Cox securities in 2000 and 2001 before the company announced its second-quarter earnings, the Securities and Exchange Commission alleged in a lawsuit filed Thursday in Atlanta federal ...
10:25 a.m.
Mesquite, Boulder City seek separate seats on agency
The two towns share a seat now on the board of directors but officials from both said they are becoming large enough tourism lures that they need their own votes.
10:25 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 11, 2005
A basketball fan who walked onto the court during a November brawl between the Indiana Pacers and the Detroit Pistons, pleaded no contest today in a Rochester Hills, Mich., court to violating a local ordinance ...
10:23 a.m.
Gladiators' backs against the wall two games in
7 p.m., Thomas & Mack Center Radio: ESPN 920-AM
10:22 a.m.
McCullough ponders future after fifth loss in title fight
LEMOORE, Calif. -- Having arrived at a crossroads in his splendid boxing career, Wayne McCullough reclined in a makeshift dressing room late Thursday and reflected on a bittersweet night in California's Central Valley.
10:21 a.m.
Rematch: All eyes on Heath
It doesn't take a genius to figure out what UNLV's scouting report will be for Saturday afternoon's game at San Diego State.
10:21 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Centennial, Weitz have reached the summit
Don't let all those 57-53 losses by the ploddin' Rebels fool you. Up-tempo basketball isn't dead around here, although you might have to drive to the darkness on the edge of town to find it.
10:18 a.m.
Rain is expected to continue
A steady rain is expected to keep falling on the Las Vegas Valley today and has already been blamed for at least two tractor-trailer rollovers this morning, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
10:15 a.m.
Smaller feel sought for next generation schools
The size of the campuses won't be shrinking anytime soon, but Clark County School Board members said Thursday that future designs should at least feel smaller.
10:15 a.m.
Leach a hit with journalism students
He's known for flaunting the glitz and glamour of the rich and famous, but Robin Leach is all seriousness when it comes to talking about the news business.
10:15 a.m.
Technical foul helps Skyhawks complete rally
It's getting old to Rob Pisano, this whole furious-charge-at-the-end thing.
10:14 a.m.
Palo Verde fights through adversity, wins region
Even though the team was ailing with the flu and injuries, Palo Verde managed to win the Sunset Region with a 2-1 win against Centennial.
10:14 a.m.
Rancho snatches second place
"We played hard, but we just couldn't convert our lay-ups," Canyon Springs coach Daryl Branham said.
10:14 a.m.
Foothill clinches playoffs
"We'd get ahead by like 12 or 14 points, but he kept fighting and clawing their way back into the game," Foothill coach Chris Sefcheck said.
10:13 a.m.
Lady Rebels start second run through MWC in comfort zone
Let's assume the second half of the Mountain West Conference season cannot go any worse than the first half did for the Lady Rebels.
10:12 a.m.
Tibbetts returns to Las Vegas with no ill will for Wranglers
Just in case anyone thought Billy Tibbetts left Las Vegas under unpleasant circumstances, the former Wrangler and now Idaho Steelhead wants to make it clear.
10:09 a.m.
Democrats urge Bush to call off attacks on Reid
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's 44 Democrats rallied around their leader, Harry Reid, this week, calling on President Bush to publicly call off GOP attacks on the Nevada Democrat.
9:51 a.m.
Property tax issue still county's prime concern
Clark County elected and staff leaders on Thursday identified key areas for the government's priorities in the coming year, but the issue of how much money there will be to pay for the work cast ...
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Rusty has last chance to fill in the blank
His 0-for-22 record in the Daytona 500 notwithstanding, Rusty Wallace said he is loaded with confidence heading into next weekend's 47th running of "the Great American Race."
9:40 a.m.
Fishing report: The only good news seems to be weather
Last week's big news was an 18-pound striped bass that was caught by a boater off Horsepower Cove following the rainbow trout plant. Stripers that weighed 15 and 10 pounds were taken at North Saddle ...
9:35 a.m.
Casino-courses bill dies
JACKSON, Miss. -- By one vote, the House on Thursday killed a bill that would have let Mississippi universities and community colleges teach courses related to the casino industry.
9:33 a.m.
Senator disappointed lottery for troops won't advance
Republican Sen. Thomas Wyss of Fort Wayne, chairman of the Homeland Security, Utilities and Public Policy Committee, said he had problems with the bill by Sen. Vi Simpson, D-Bloomington, and would not give it a ...
9:33 a.m.
McCain: Process for tribal casino 'wrong'
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain, the new chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said Thursday it was wrong to allow the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians to circumvent federal law to build a casino ...
9:32 a.m.
Court upholds Narragansett Indians' land trust bid
The three-judge ruling on Wednesday from the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court's ruling. A lawyer for the town of Charlestown said he'll ask the full appeals court to ...
9:27 a.m.
Legislative panel supports revised confidentiality statute
But the Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee did agree to give the public more access than was originally proposed.
9:27 a.m.
Letter: Global warming widely accepted
When I checked the Web sites of these organizations, the only thing that came up was the linkage between global warming and increased violent weather events, including floods. Global warming is accepted now and is ...
9:22 a.m.
Letter: Citizens cherish public lands
There are many of us in Nevada who take time out of our busy lives to drop letters or comments in support of adding parts of Nevada to the National Wilderness Preservation System, established in ...
9:21 a.m.
Letter: Four more years of awful policies
Thanks for letting him shove Yucca Mountain down our throats. Thanks for letting him propose to take the profits from selling our land and use them to lessen the deficit that he has created.
9:21 a.m.
Letter: Not paying IOUs is pure thievery
There's a table with a dollar on it that was taken from the Social Security fund and replaced with an IOU. At one end of the table is a Democrat. At the other end is ...
9:20 a.m.
Letter: Other solutions readily available
This privatization proposal, however, is not necessary and probably has pitfalls.
9:19 a.m.
Letter: Private sector not trustworthy for Social Security
However, sadly, it appears that the lessons from the past have been forgotten and America, with its $6 trillion debt, ever-diminishing value of the dollar, U.S.-led illegal destruction of nations like Yugoslavia and Iraq, and ...
9:19 a.m.
Editorial: Too many cases, too few judges
The numbers tell part of the story, but at heart this really isn't about statistics -- it's about justice. Too many cases with not enough judges to preside over them result in a serious backlog. ...
9:18 a.m.
Editorial: Ethics panel is weak
This loophole plays into the hands of commissioners who are afraid to take a firm stand on ethics. It also gives alleged violators a built-in defense. They demand that commissioners follow the law and judge ...
9:18 a.m.
Obituaries for February 11, 2005
Richard Owen Baker, 76, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Oct. 2, 1928, in Winston Salem, N.C. A resident for 43 years, he was a retired electrical contractor.
9:08 a.m.
Defense puts killing blame on key witness
The defense attorney for a man charged with robbing and killing a drug dealer in March at a Fremont Street motel told the jury Thursday that the district attorney's key witness, and not his client, ...
9:07 a.m.
Krolicki makes run for lieutenant governor official
CARSON CITY -- State Treasurer Brian Krolicki says his ties with financial and economic development leaders would serve him well as lieutenant governor.
9:04 a.m.
Controversy looms over Ivanpah airport deals
The company that once had a memorandum of understanding with the Clark County Department of Aviation to look at developing the Ivanpah airport site has been involved in ongoing litigation with the county since 2002, ...
9:03 a.m.
CPR classes are scheduled
Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Gibson Community School, 3990 W. Washington Ave., 229-5096.
9:02 a.m.
Kids pour out their hearts, change to tsunami victims
When kindergarteners at the Alexander Dawson School heard of the devastating tsunami, south Asia wasn't just some faraway land on a map.
9:01 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Seattle 'brothers' bringing full-blooded sound to Vegas
"I really think that it's only because in interviews people keep asking what's going on in Seattle that it's creating the idea out there that something's going on in Seattle," Henderson said from his band's ...
9:00 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Papa won't preach about cancellation of sitcom
Lesser comedians would likely still be grousing had they endured what he did last summer, when the plug was abruptly pulled on his NBC sitcom, "Come to Papa," just weeks after the series debuted in ...
8:59 a.m.
Uncle Tupelo's 'Anodyne' leaves fans wanting more
Fans of Uncle Tupelo can judge the band's 1994 breakup as both an unfortunate and a divine occurrence.
8:57 a.m.
Illegal prescription drugs seized at two grocery stores
Authorities raided two Hispanic grocery stores and two residences Thursday and recovered a large amount of illegal prescription drugs allegedly being sold to anyone who asked for them, the FBI said.
8:56 a.m.
Man, 18, pleads guilty in death of housesitter
An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty on Thursday to first-degree murder for the bludgeoning death of a housesitter in northwest Las Vegas.
8:56 a.m.
Judge again dismisses lawsuit by man-turned-female stripper
A stripper's lawsuit alleging that she was fired because she does not conform to the female stereotype because of her former life as a man was dismissed Thursday.
8:56 a.m.
Burnett celebrates stories of life in one-woman show
Victoria Burnett is a singer and storyteller, and as that she is also a bit of a magician.
8:55 a.m.
Fed jury convicts man in fatal heist
After a federal trial that lasted more than three weeks a jury took less than an hour to convict a California man in the 1999 Las Vegas jewelry robbery that resulted in the murder of ...
8:55 a.m.
'Ka' succeeds on strength of its production, not story
To quote the Joker (Jack Nicholson) in Tim Burton's 1989 film "Batman": "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"
8:53 a.m.
On Display for February 11, 2005
Native American basketry, ceramics, beadwork and other art will be exhibited at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, from today to April 9. Admission is free. 455-8239.
8:49 a.m.
Performing Arts for February 11, 2005
'Romantic Opera'
8:48 a.m.
Datebook for February 11, 2005
The Nevada Association of Fashion Design is sponsoring "That's Hardcore," a fundraising concert, at 7 p.m. today at the Roadhouse, 2100 N. Boulder Highway. Tickets are $15, and all money raised goes to Joseph Asencion ...
8:47 a.m.
Bard fans can get thee to CCSN
If you can't get thee to Cedar City, Utah, for its Shakespearean Festival this summer, or have not patience to wait, be not afraid.
8:43 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Miller putting stock in her musical career
She is a naturally talented vocalist, the daughter of legendary Motown songwriter Ron Miller ("For Once in My life"; "Touch Me in the Morning"; "Yester-me ... Yester-you ... Yesterday").
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Anderson at home in Branson
That was in March 2000. In April of that year Steve Wynn bought the relatively small DI, closed it five months later and in April will open his latest megaresort, Wynn Las Vegas, a $2.5 ...
8:41 a.m.
Triple Threat: With three nominations, Killers join high-powered Grammy field
The Killers' Dave Keuning is approaching Sunday's Grammy Awards show with a simple philosophy. "I'll sleep at night as long as we don't lose to Hoobastank," Keuning said.
8:37 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Tardy Valentines can still make deadline
There are many theories about the origins of Valentine's Day, yet the only one that today's society supports is that Feb. 14 is the most romantic day of the year.
8:36 a.m.
Highlights of 2004 revenue report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $10.56 billion win in 2004, up 9.7 percent. In December, clubs won $852.5 million, up 11 percent.
7:04 a.m.
Editorial: More schools needed
February 12 - 13, 2005
3:59 a.m.
Editorial: It's politics versus facts
February 12 - 13, 2005
3:58 a.m.
Good Samaritan
3:52 a.m.
A huge mountain to climb
3:31 a.m.
Traffic cameras: Big Brother watching, or life savers?
3:30 a.m.
Rapid response
3:24 a.m.
Mother of slain girl, 3, pleads not guilty to child abuse charges
A mother of two children who were stabbed in Mesquite in January 2003 pleaded not guilty Thursday to 14 counts of child abuse and neglect. Her husband made the same plea.
1:19 a.m.

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