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Archive for February 24, 2005

Firing of officers urged after alleged cover-up
After a Las Vegas man was charged with possessing drugs that had been put into his car by Metro Police, two of the officers allegedly tried to cover up the matter, and that has the ...
11:09 a.m.
Gibbons apologizes on camera for aired 'communist' remark
Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., stared straight into a television camera Wednesday and apologized for referring to opponents of corporate-funded presidential inauguration parties as communists, a remark that was aired nationally last month by NBC.
11:08 a.m.
Volcano, air crash risk issues still not resolved
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department still needs to provide the Nuclear Regulatory Commission with more information and answers about the risks posed to Yucca Mountain by possible aircraft crashes and the volcanic nature of the ...
11:03 a.m.
Rogers wants to be permanent chancellor
After months of saying he wasn't interested, Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers is throwing his hat into the ring for the permanent job.
11:02 a.m.
Gas supply, demand uneven, PUC told
Executives with Sempra Energy on Wednesday delivered a gloomy outlook on the U.S. natural gas supply to the members of the state Public Utilities Commission.
11:01 a.m.
Highway plan may displace hundreds
Up to 900 people could be forced to move from their homes as the ambitious plan to alter traffic flow along I-15 moves forward, state Transportation Department officials told residents and business owners along the ...
11:01 a.m.
Assembly panel OKs wage hike
CARSON CITY -- Las Vegas resident Charles Smith asked an Assembly committee Wednesday to raise the minimum wage, saying they don't know what it's like to be "treading water while you see huge ocean liners ...
11:00 a.m.
Two detection machines tested at McCarran
Two portals that shoot small puffs of air at travelers to check for explosives have been installed at McCarran International Airport, making the facility the only airport in the country with two of the machines ...
10:59 a.m.
Students pay tribute to fallen ex-classmate
The tiny scraps of red, white and blue ribbon flickered in the steady breeze Wednesday, fluttering against the chain-link fence outside Coronado High School's football field.
10:58 a.m.
State agency mulls tow car regulations
An incident that inconvenienced dozens of conventioneers at January's International Consumer Electronics Show was recounted Wednesday in testimony in support of a series of proposed tow car regulations.
10:55 a.m.
Taxable sales continue rising by double digits
CARSON CITY -- For the 12th straight month, Nevada merchants reported a double-digit increase in taxable sales as consumers increased spending during the Christmas shopping season in December.
10:54 a.m.
Rate deal lauded as step forward for Nevada Power
The agreement reached by the parties in Nevada Power Co.'s recent rate case was being hailed on Wednesday as another turning point in the once-embattled utility's relationship with regulators, customers and other critics.
10:53 a.m.
CDW a catch for valley
After a nationwide search, Chicago-based CDW Corp., a provider of technology products and services to business, government and education, has committed to opening a distribution and technology center in North Las Vegas.
10:52 a.m.
Hughes Center owner reports higher earnings
Fourth-quarter property revenue was $297.4 million, compared with $237.7 million in the year-ago quarter. In a news release today, the real estate investment trust attributed the jump in net income to joint-venture office transactions in ...
10:51 a.m.
Planned shooting range not given priority by panel
WASHINGTON -- The planned Clark County shooting range was not ranked as a top-tier priority by a review panel of federal and local government officials.
10:49 a.m.
State still fastest growing
Nevada, with a growth rate of 5 percent, was the fastest-growing state in the nation for the 18th year in a row, State Demographer Jeff Hardcastle said in an press release.
10:48 a.m.
Political corruption case involving strip club postponed
The political corruption case involving former public officials taking bribes from a former strip club owner was postponed to September this morning as attorneys continue to listen to thousands of hours of FBI wire-tapped conversations.
10:46 a.m.
Harrah's partners with Singapore developer
Keppel Land is the real estate arm of Keppel Group, one of Singapore's largest multinational companies. The company owns a variety of residential properties and offices across Asia and Australia.
10:44 a.m.
Sports briefs for February 24, 2005
The 15th-ranked UNLV men's golf team shot a season-low 14-under-par 274 to tie for first place after the opening round of the John A. Burns Intercollegiate on Wednesday at Leilehua Golf Course (par 72, 6,917 ...
10:41 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Mack dedicates fight to fallen 'brother'
A boxing tragedy made national headlines earlier this month when a 23-year-old fighter named Najai Turpin took his life with a gun in a car parked on a Philadelphia street.
10:41 a.m.
Sun ranked one of top 10 sports sections by APSE
TORRANCE, Calif. -- The Las Vegas Sun sports section was voted among the top 10 in the nation for 2004 in the 40,000-100,000 circulation category in judging by the Associated Press Sports Editors, which concluded ...
10:39 a.m.
Prosecutor frustrated in new postponement in murder case
A prosecutor says he is so fed up with defense lawyers delaying the case of a 29-year-old man charged with murder that he will take the unusual step of trying to move the case to ...
9:51 a.m.
Scattered thunderstorms may hit valley Friday, Saturday
The chance for thunder and lightning for later in the day will continue through Friday and even Saturday, weather service forecasters said.
9:51 a.m.
Doctor also faces charges in California
A 32-year-old pediatrician accused of child molestation and child porn possession in Las Vegas has been charged with similar crimes in California.
9:48 a.m.
LV places Daines on unpaid leave because of her candidacy
A secretary in Las Vegas Municipal Court who is also a candidate for municipal judge in North Las Vegas was placed on unpaid leave Wednesday after Las Vegas officials decided city policy and an ordinance ...
9:48 a.m.
State's plan to improve child welfare system gets federal OK
CARSON CITY -- The federal government has approved Nevada's plan to start correcting the deficiencies in its child welfare system and move toward complying with national standards.
9:47 a.m.
Former detective evades indictment
A grand jury refused to indict a former Metro detective on theft charges Wednesday.
9:46 a.m.
CAT drivers object to cameras recording them
Drivers for Southern Nevada's largest transit operator now routinely find themselves captured by a not-so-candid camera designed to keep problem operators in check.
9:44 a.m.
News briefs for February 24, 2005
President Bush has approved the state's second request for a disaster relief declaration for 16 Nevada counties hit with snow Jan. 6-10.
9:44 a.m.
Boyd donation to UNLV set
Boyd and university officials are keeping the amount secret until the official announcement at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the UNLV Foundation building.
9:43 a.m.
Psychologist helped Titans win the mental game
Cal State Fullerton's baseball team had sunk to 15-16 last year when coach George Horton was forced to tap a secret weapon in his bullpen.
9:40 a.m.
Killer B's bring 'A' game off the bench
This was to be the year of the Killer B's for UNLV's men's basketball team.
9:40 a.m.
Troops in combat areas get tax options
Troops deployed to combat zones can now apply for tax refunds based on earned income tax credits, as well as additional child tax credits, according to Army Lt. Col. Janet Fenton, executive director of the ...
9:40 a.m.
Coronado High School's Bay wins principal award
The Clark County School District made a clean sweep of this year's awards, with winners in all three categories. Nevada Middle School Principal of the Year is Russ Ramirez of Monaco Middle School. The assistant ...
9:39 a.m.
State tournament goes south
It's tough to be a Mucker.
9:38 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Opponents catch up to Anderson in series opener
Greg Anderson's worst fears were realized at the NHRA's season opener in Pomona, Calif.
9:37 a.m.
Community briefs for February 24, 2005
A Girls Just Want to Have Fun fashion show and the Southwest Reading Festival will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the lower level of the Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset ...
9:37 a.m.
Soaring growth lies ahead for popular airport
The Boulder City Airport is about to get a little busier.
9:36 a.m.
Letter: Hockey's mess is owners' fault and Bettman's
I'm a fan of NASCAR and hockey. Hockey used to take center stage until Gary Bettman took the hockey team from Connecticut, where I was a season-ticket holder for 18 years for the Hartford Whalers. ...
9:36 a.m.
Redemption on the menu for UNLV
The main course comes second in this meal, as the UNLV women's basketball team faces conference leader New Mexico on the second game of this final road trip of the year.
9:31 a.m.
Media company posts huge loss
The net loss, which was equivalent to $10.99 per share, compared with a smaller loss of $385.4 million, or 22 cents a share, in the comparable period a year ago.
9:29 a.m.
Tribal police say they're handcuffed by California
CABAZON INDIAN RESERVATION, Calif. -- Cabazon police Sgt. Ronald Karr has nearly all of the privileges bestowed upon most other police officers in California -- except one.
9:29 a.m.
Letter: 'Crisis' describes whole system
The Bush administration's "no tax, just spend" policy has created annual deficits as far as the eye can see. On top of this, in 2018, Social Security will start redeeming government bonds from the lockbox. ...
9:29 a.m.
Letter: Better inspiration for Holocaust memorial note
Rice left an inscription stating that Yad Vashem is a place that causes all " ... to accept that it must never happen again that good men and women do not act."
9:28 a.m.
Legislative briefs for February 24, 2005
Antifreeze, used to protect the engines in vehicles, tastes like Kool Aid. Children who have mistakenly consumed the liquid have died or suffered serious injury.
9:27 a.m.
Wranglers turn eyes to future
Let the fire sale begin.
9:27 a.m.
Measure would give voters power to veto casino
The bill, reviewed Wednesday by a House of Representatives committee, is a potential stumbling block for Gov. Tim Pawlenty's plan for the state to embark on a casino partnership with three Indian tribes from northern ...
9:27 a.m.
Falcons' line coach walks away again
Alex Gibbs has walked away from coaching again, giving up his job with the Atlanta Falcons.
9:26 a.m.
Reid seeks resolution on Social Security
CARSON CITY -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., asked the state Legislature to pass a resolution pressing President Bush "not to make changes to Social Security that would result in benefit cuts."
9:26 a.m.
Small-town Pyramid Lake plays big-time basketball
With only 100 students, Pyramid Lake High School will get its shot in the Nevada state basketball playoffs in Las Vegas this weekend.
9:20 a.m.
Communication mixup in homeless sweep admitted
North Las Vegas officials from five departments and the police met Wednesday to evaluate what went wrong in the cleanup of a homeless camp last week and what could be improved in the future.
9:18 a.m.
Reno hopes to hasten recovery
RENO -- The Reno area is recovering more slowly from the double whammy of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the growth of Indian casinos than other parts of the state, and the tourism industry ...
9:17 a.m.
Coronado's success well ahead of schedule
In the four years since Coronado High School opened in Henderson, the school's athletic teams have made some small but significant strides, as evidenced by the banners on the wall of the school gym.
9:16 a.m.
Bill to increase tax on casino winnings dies
Wednesday was the last day for the House and Senate to pass or kill the first round of revenue and spending bills.
9:16 a.m.
Mandalay to report earnings
Mandalay reported the company's fiscal third quarter Dec. 2. The company is on track for a "record January" because of expectations of a strong convention business, President and Chief Financial Officer Glenn Schaeffer had said ...
9:16 a.m.
Editorial: Wildlife, yes; drilling, no
President Bush, however, is immune to the images of ANWR wilderness. He sees only dollar signs. In his fiscal 2006 budget, Bush projects immediate revenue of $2.4 billion from leasing fees paid by oil companies. ...
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: Low regard for science
The White House's response? "The president makes policy decisions based on what the best policies for the country are, not politics. People who suggest otherwise are ill-informed," Bush aide Ken Lisaius said. But the reality ...
9:15 a.m.
Resident spurns council, going to court over emus
A Henderson family with two pet emus has rejected the city's offer to settle a dispute over the animals and wants to let a judge decide whether they can keep them.
9:15 a.m.
Chain quiet on development
Late last week, Starwood officials said they had nothing to announce in response to inquiries that they were negotiating to purchase property to build upscale W and St. Regis hotel properties as well as a ...
9:14 a.m.
State hires Gaming Board lobbyist over objections
Linda Freveletti, a former manager at the government agency that runs Navy Pier and the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, began her $55,000-a-year job as the board's legislative liaison at the beginning of the ...
9:14 a.m.
Obituaries for February 24, 2005
Arthur H. "Chief" Boker, 91, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born May 6, 1913, in Oklahoma. A resident for 59 years, he was a carpenter.
8:37 a.m.
Political powerbroker Smith dies
Chester Horace "Chet" Smith, one of Nevada's most powerful behind-the-scenes political figures who one editorial writer called the state's "unknown third senator" because of his influence, died Feb. 17 in Alexandria, Va. He was 85.
8:36 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Foundation's objective is to educate
She may as well ask for the moon.
8:19 a.m.
About Face: Caricaturists quick on the draw at Palace Station
With faces projected onto a large screen for 10 minutes at a time, the caricaturists vigorously sketch and detail. Only the scratching of pencils is audible.
8:18 a.m.
U.S. Senate leader addresses Nevada Legislature
In wide-ranging comments at the Legislature and at a follow-up news conference, Reid, D-Nev., also called for an increase in the minimum wage, criticized President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security and suggested more White ...
3:01 a.m.

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