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Archive for January 5, 2005

Tuesday's College Basketball Scores
Bloomsburg 63, Slippery Rock 58
12:01 p.m.
Top 25 Fared
No. 1 Southern Cal (13-0) beat No. 2 Oklahoma 55-19, Orange Bowl.
12:01 p.m.
UHS focuses rehab services in new Summerlin department
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center recently expanded its rehabilitation department by 17 beds, allowing new treatments and a shift in focus for its sister hospital Valley.
11:07 a.m.
Gadgets come out and play at CES
The first handful of gadgets were trotted out Tuesday afternoon in a preview of the International Consumer Electronics Show, and manufacturers have certainly been hard at work cramming more features into just about everything.
11:06 a.m.
Goodman raises hopes for baseball team in LV
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said Tuesday he is working on a funding plan for a new baseball stadium he thinks will be welcomed by taxpayers, and added that he hopes to make an announcement ...
11:03 a.m.
Nevada's graduation rate improves
Nevada has made strong gains in improving its high school graduation rate in recent years but continues to lag behind much of the nation in education funding and student performance on basic skills tests, a ...
11:02 a.m.
Metro Police shoot, kill suspected shoplifter
A suspect who allegedly robbed a Walgreens drug store of some CDs and led Metro Police officers on a car chase was shot and killed by police on Tuesday, marking the eighth police-involved shooting since ...
10:58 a.m.
Lawmaker seeks ban on time limits for gift cards
You've probably got a stack of them at home this time of the year.
10:57 a.m.
Cost increase threatens mental hospital
CARSON CITY -- The 150-bed state psychiatric hospital planned for the Las Vegas Valley is running into money problems, and some work on the project will be scaled back, officials said Tuesday.
10:57 a.m.
Social Security building back in court
At issue is if District Judge Kenneth Cory's Nov. 30 order means prominent developer Irwin Molasky must bring his project through the entire zoning approval process again, which would include another round of meetings with ...
10:56 a.m.
Gibbons sets a course to run for governor
Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., has taken his first step toward running for governor by forming a steering committee to test the waters for a "statewide race," spokeswoman Amy Spanbauer said Tuesday.
10:53 a.m.
Cancer institute gets potentially biggest donation
The Nevada Cancer Institute has received what could be its biggest donation ever -- a $25 million matching-funds grant from the Greenspun Family Foundation that could bring in as much as $70 million.
10:53 a.m.
Developer closes escrow on land for condo tower
Units, ranging from $500,000 to $5 million, will be available to the general public starting in May, with construction of the development expected to start later this year with a completion slated for early 2007. ...
10:52 a.m.
Movie theater closes
The UA Green Valley 8 theater was identified as an underperforming location, said Dick Westerling, senior vice president of marketing for Regal Entertainment, based in Knoxville, Tenn. Employees were offered jobs at other Las Vegas ...
10:52 a.m.
Company to rent hotel suite to Steve Wynn
The rent, based on a "fair market value" determined by the audit committee of the company's board of directors, will be $580,000 in the first year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The ...
10:52 a.m.
Winnemucca statue prepared for Capitol
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's congressional delegation on Tuesday introduced a measure to allow a statue of American Indian Sarah Winnemucca to be installed this year in the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall.
10:52 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 5, 2004
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications Ltd., the world's sixth-biggest maker of cellular phone handsets, today signed a six-year contract to become the worldwide title sponsor of the Women's Tennis Association Tour.
10:50 a.m.
U.S. Chamber maintains support for nuclear dump
WASHINGTON -- Getting full funding for the planned nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain is on the U.S Chamber of Commerce's list of priorities for the new session of Congress.
10:47 a.m.
Union set to vote on offer
Truck drivers at linen company Mission Industries were set to vote this morning on a tentative contract agreement reached Tuesday between Teamsters Local 14 and the company, ending a four-day strike.
10:44 a.m.
Valley still not over Desert Pines hump
Less than a year ago, Desert Pines beat Valley in the Sunrise girls championship game to move on to the state semifinals.
10:43 a.m.
Canadian distributor Hi-Tech Gaming acquired
Hi-Tech Gaming and its 43-person workforce will become IGT-Canada Inc. as a result of the transaction.
10:42 a.m.
Lanni selected as chairman
Lanni, elected to the association's board in 1996, will serve a two-year term as chairman. Boyd Gaming Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Boyd also was re-elected to his post as vice chairman of the association.
10:42 a.m.
Back in the hunt
If attitude is everything, then Tuesday's 4-2 win against San Diego has the Las Vegas Wranglers looking a lot like last year's team.
9:58 a.m.
Parole denied for woman in 'show and tell' killing
CARSON CITY -- Sandy Shaw, the woman convicted for being a participant in the "show-and-tell murder" of a man in Las Vegas in 1986, is going to have to wait another three years for another ...
9:47 a.m.
Obituaries for January 5, 2005
Samuel Bittman, 80, of North Las Vegas died Monday in a local care center. He was born March 21, 1924, in Chicago. A resident for 45 years, he was a retired pawn shop owner-operator, a ...
9:47 a.m.
Gentile remains Malone's lawyer
Former Clark County Commissioner Lance Malone will continue to be represented by Dominic Gentile after a federal judge denied a government motion to remove the attorney from the ongoing political corruption case.
9:44 a.m.
Worker falls at McCarran
Clark County Fire Department crews and paramedics responding to the airport this morning used a construction crane and a basketlike stretcher to lower the man to the ground.
9:43 a.m.
Surveillance tape, tips lead to arrests of rape suspects
She was attacked at her southwest Las Vegas home on Dec. 31 in what police described as a random act of violence.
9:43 a.m.
Support for table games at racetracks gauged
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Advocates of adding casino table games to West Virginia's four racetracks hope a statewide poll will drum up support among both the public and legislators.
9:39 a.m.
Umeh hopes to build on strong outing vs. Texas
UNLV guard Michael Umeh says one of the best presents he got this Christmas was a few days off.
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Utes are out of their league in MWC
When Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson meets with the BCS folks about seeking a permanent invitation to their exclusive party on Friday, he'll be traveling a little lighter. He'll be able to leave his ...
9:37 a.m.
Education board chief cleared
CARSON CITY -- A panel of the state Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against Gary Waters, president of the state Board of Education, that accused him of a conflict of interest.
9:36 a.m.
Shareholder group wins right to see Trump books
CAMDEN, N.J. -- A judge on Tuesday ordered Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts to open its books to a group of shareholders who say the company's Chapter 11 reorganization gives short shrift to investors while ...
9:35 a.m.
Observers suggest crowded race could help Moncrief
Political watchers and consultants say the race for Janet Moncrief's seat on the Las Vegas City Council is still too close to call, but some said Moncrief's battle against recall is helped by the addition ...
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Money-line strategy offers more bang for the buck
Guidelines for determining the money line in an NFL game:
9:34 a.m.
Court: Clark County judges exceed authority in pilot program
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court says that those involved in construction defect cases in Clark County should not be required to file their documents electronically and pay an extra fee.
9:34 a.m.
Reid donates $500,000 to party committee
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., gave the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee $500,000 to help pull it out of debt following the 2004 election.
9:30 a.m.
Reid adviser again tabbed for NRC post
WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Tuesday renominated Sen. Harry Reid's top Yucca Mountain adviser to serve on the five-member Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The agency ultimately would license and regulate the planned high-level nuclear waste repository.
9:29 a.m.
Purchase of once-famous Poconos resort may improve odds for slots
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Scranton businessman with close ties to a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board member has purchased a once-famous 600-room resort in the Poconos for $25.1 million, fueling speculation he may seek a slot-machine ...
9:28 a.m.
Letter: More fiscal tricks from president
According to Mark Shields, of the CNN talk show "Capital Gang," however, the Bush administration has already appropriated, for purposes other than what the Social Security Trust Fund was to be used for, some $635 ...
9:28 a.m.
Letter: Our generosity should extend to soldiers, families
The outpouring of generosity for the 9/11 victims and the survivors, both from the federal government and private citizens, meant that thousands of families received significant financial aid. The minimum payout from these funds was ...
9:27 a.m.
Henderson's bond ratings upgraded
As the Henderson City Council was preparing for Tuesday night's meeting, they received news that has the city crowing.
9:26 a.m.
CIBC World Markets sets $650 million loan
"The new loan will give us flexibility and allow for expansion," said Rexford Yeisley, chief financial officer of Isle of Capri.
9:24 a.m.
Morongo tribe to tweak video lottery terminals
LOS ANGELES -- The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has agreed to reconfigure about 2,000 video lottery terminals the state claimed were illegal, state and tribal officials said Monday.
9:22 a.m.
Ethics panel clears Perkins
CARSON CITY -- A panel of the state Ethics Commission has cleared Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins of suppressing an investigative report on Assemblyman Mark Manendo over allegations of sexual misconduct.
9:21 a.m.
Bears fire offensive assistant
The Chicago Bears fired offensive coordinator Terry Shea Tuesday after a season in which the team had one of the NFL's worst offenses.
9:21 a.m.
Editorial: Officials misjudge public
The issue, naturally, spawned outcries from the public and other proposals were quickly forthcoming. The Department of Public Administration at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has scheduled a seminar on this issue for Friday. ...
9:20 a.m.
Preps: Girls' state rankings
Compiled by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune
9:19 a.m.
Editorial: Bush's plan puts retirees at high risk
The immediate solution seems simple. The Social Security Trust Fund should begin cashing in its Treasury bonds. Analysts say this would allow it to pay promised benefits until 2052. There are numerous other possible reforms ...
9:19 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1 p.m.
9:14 a.m.
Preps: Tuesday's Results
Chaparral 56, Las Vegas 54: CHAP: Darius Stewart 24 pts. LV: Ray 14 pts.
9:12 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Champions will start Jan. 19
Although the PGA tour's 2005 season gets under way this week with the Mercedes Championship in Hawaii, the Champions tour does not commence until Jan. 19 with its MasterCard Championship, which will also be played ...
9:12 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Pros set to tee it up at opener in Hawaii
With the PGA tour set to begin its season at the Mercedes Championships in Maui, fanciful thoughts of the islands are enough to make a rain-soaked mind wander.
9:11 a.m.
Avalanche watch in effect
The service urged skiers, sledders and snowboarders to stay out of the area.
9:07 a.m.
More rain records expected to tumble
A series of winter storms packed with tropical moisture and headed for Las Vegas will only add to weather records shattered in the first three days of January, forecasters said.
9:07 a.m.
Goodman studies stadium funding
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said Tuesday he is working on a funding plan for a new baseball stadium he thinks will be welcomed by taxpayers, and added that he hopes to make an announcement ...
9:04 a.m.
Nuke industry lobby donates $100,000 for inauguration
WASHINGTON -- The nuclear energy industry and Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson are among the donors to President Bush's inauguration festivities.
9:04 a.m.
Nuke industry lobby, Adelson among inauguration donors
WASHINGTON -- The nuclear energy industry and Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson are among the donors to President Bush's inauguration festivities.
8:56 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Group celebrates year, helps nonprofit organization
Led by outgoing president Lendall Mains and Randy Lavigne, executive director for A.I.A.-Las Vegas, the evening was a festive toast to a successful year.
8:13 a.m.
Community briefs for January 5, 2005
Every Wednesday in January at 3 p.m. the Lied Discovery Children's Museum invites children to the Family Theatre Stage on the first floor where an admission ticket to the museum includes an afternoon of movies, ...
8:11 a.m.
License department undergoes changes
Customers are being asked to conduct their business license activities on the first floor of the County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.
8:11 a.m.
Teen musicians conquer Chicago
When the Green Valley High School Symphonic Band students lowered their instruments in the Hilton Chicago International Ballroom last month, they knew all the hard work was worthwhile.
8:10 a.m.
AP National Football Champions
2003-Southern Cal
7:13 a.m.
Weekend Time Schedule
N.Y. Jets at San Diego, 8 p.m.
3:44 a.m.

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