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Archive for January 7, 2005

Women's Top 25 Basketball Schedule
No. 22 UCLA at Washington State, 10 p.m.
12:03 p.m.
Wet weather to continue this weekend
A storm system nicknamed "the Pineapple Express" rolled into the Las Vegas Valley this morning and delivered a load of moisture expected to continue through the weekend, a National Weather Service spokesman said.
11:21 a.m.
Local soldiers set for Iraq deployment
James Redhouse Jr., a 21-year-old Las Vegas resident, just finished a two-year mission, and is now preparing to leave for an 18-month mission. This one will take him to Iraq.
11:20 a.m.
Hewlett-Packard expands into entertainment
Hewlett-Packard expands into entertainment
11:20 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Big-league quest needs team effort
He's the only local elected official who has had the vision to see that Las Vegas, with its 1.6 million population and 37 million annual visitors, has potential to support a professional franchise.
11:19 a.m.
Charges reduced in bus stop crash
A man charged with crashing his truck into a Las Vegas bus stop, killing a 4-year-old boy and hospitalizing the child's mother, will face one less charge because prosecutors can't find an alleged third victim.
11:18 a.m.
Youth correction official ordered reinstated
CARSON CITY -- A hearing officer has ordered the reinstatement of a key executive of the state's youth correction center in Caliente in a case that upset city officials.
11:17 a.m.
Naming of college chief may stall
The formal appointment for Nevada State College's new president may get hung up today on the details of his employment contract.
11:16 a.m.
Baby home from hospital after suffering injuries
The 3-month-old Henderson infant who suffered acute bleeding in his brain as a result of allegedly being shaken by his nanny returned home Thursday night.
11:15 a.m.
CCSN's auto tech center to receive new priority
The Community College of Southern Nevada will likely come out better off following changes to the university system's capital construction list, President Richard Carpenter said.
11:14 a.m.
Audit rips UNLV, UNR on bidding
CARSON CITY -- UNLV and UNR violated the law in failing to ask for bids on millions of dollars of energy savings projects and some of them didn't produce any savings, a legislative audit said ...
11:13 a.m.
December hiring helped fuel most job growth in five years
The Labor Department reported today that the 2.2 million new jobs created in 2004 were the most in any year since 1999, when employers added 3.2 million positions, based on a government survey of businesses.
11:10 a.m.
Stagehands' union elects new officers
The International Alliance of Stage Employees Local 720, the union that represents stagehands at most Strip properties, has elected a new slate of officers to replace two trustees appointed by the union's international leadership in ...
11:10 a.m.
Small Business Administration loan volume jumps
There were 23,197 loans totaling $3.56 billion approved through the 7(a) loan program from October to December, compared with 18,822 loans worth $3.12 billion in the year-ago quarter. The loans are SBA-backed, but are funded ...
11:08 a.m.
IBM buys local software company
Technology giant IBM Corp. this morning announced that it has acquired Las Vegas software company Systems Research and Development.
11:08 a.m.
Firm's contract for CES extended
GES Exposition Services, a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of Viad Corp., Phoenix, provided about 2,700 jobs for this years CES. GES contract with the Consumer Electronics Association, the producers for CES, was due to expire in ...
11:08 a.m.
Weather threatens to strand conventioneers
With snow on the East Coast, ice storms in the Midwest and heavy rain in California, it's no surprise that thousands of people who are flooding Las Vegas for the International Consumer Electronics Show are ...
11:08 a.m.
Another condominium complex planned for downtown Vegas
Another group of developers is betting that downtown Las Vegas is the next place the city's workers and elite will want to live.
11:08 a.m.
Discount changes announced
The new policies, which are effective immediately, apply to uninsured patients whose incomes exceed Medicaid and charity care requirements. There are no minimum or maximum income requirements under the new program that provides discounted rates ...
11:07 a.m.
CFO: 2004 revenue at $28.8 bil.
Indianapolis-based WellPoint, formed in November by Anthem Inc.'s acquisition of WellPoint Health Networks Inc., said it expected to report fourth-quarter 2004 earnings of 90 cents a share, below the company's previous forecast of 95 cents ...
11:07 a.m.
U.S. appeals WTO ban ruling
Antigua, a Caribbean island nation of 67,800, won its WTO case against the U.S. in November. Internet companies in Antigua, which developed online gambling to boost a tourism-dependent economy rebuilding after a series of hurricanes, ...
11:07 a.m.
Company makes Forbes list
The company was the only one selected in the "hotels, restaurants and leisure" category. Forbes ran screens across 26 industries for companies with at least $1 billion in annual revenue and high ranks for corporate ...
11:07 a.m.
Dawn Gibbons considers run for Congress
WASHINGTON -- If given a choice, former Assemblywoman Dawn Gibbons, the wife of Rep. Jim Gibbons, said she would prefer the title of "Congresswoman" to that of "Nevada's first lady."
11:07 a.m.
Powell: Products will change face of regulations
Michael Powell is, admittedly, an avid consumer of the latest electronic gadgets.
11:03 a.m.
Panel: Future looks exciting, but consumers want reliability now
You may not recognize the next generation of cellular telephones when they arrive.
11:03 a.m.
Audit reveals improper spending by Nevada's university system
CARSON CITY -- Legislative auditors uncovered several instances of misspent funds and problems with travel documents during a review of the University and Community College System of Nevada, lawmakers learned Thursday.
11:01 a.m.
Association predicts busy year for national lobbyist
New regulations or changes to existing laws stemming from the federal government's anti-terrorism efforts will keep the casino industry's Washington lobbyist busy this year.
11:00 a.m.
News briefs for January 5, 2005
The Henderson Courthouse was locked down for a short time Thursday morning while police searched for a man wanted for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, police said.
10:57 a.m.
Las Vegas woman injured in crash
Metro Police said Rebecca Broetmann was driving north on Fort Apache just before 1 a.m. with her headlights off. Her SUV collided with a Saturn that was pulling out of a parking lot and trying ...
10:55 a.m.
Mental health agency seeks big budget
The local arm of the state mental health agency unveiled its wish list for the upcoming Legislature on Thursday, with an estimated price tag of $97 million a year -- a 70 percent increase from ...
10:53 a.m.
Judges, candidates may have broken rules
Several judges or judicial candidates appear to have violated both campaign-finance laws and judicial ethics canons during the 2004 election campaign, according to financial filings with the secretary of state's office.
10:53 a.m.
Plans to fix property taxes get failing grades
More than half of the proposals to curb skyrocketing property tax increases have fatal flaws, according to a report on 14 proposals.
10:53 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 7, 2005
The little guys made it big Thursday in the International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2005.
10:49 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: We backed into it with a loss, but could be back into it with a win
Every Sunday, sometime between the late afternoon games finish and before the evening game kicks off, my phone inevitably rings.
10:48 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: MWC would be MIA in March Madness BCS
Well, ready (perhaps in Utah's case) or not (most definitely in UNLV's case), it's here: The start of the conference basketball season in the Mountain West.
10:48 a.m.
Conference crown is up for grabs
First team
10:08 a.m.
Audit: UNLV, UNR overspending
CARSON CITY -- UNLV spent $20 million on its athletic teams in fiscal year 2003, the third-highest in the eight-member Mountain West Conference, a legislative audit showed Thursday.
10:06 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gaughan has designs on Truck Series
It has been four weeks since he lost his ride with Penske-Jasper Racing in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, and Brendan Gaughan said he couldn't be happier.
9:54 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: It's time to apply for turkey tags
Nevada turkey hunters are already beginning to "strut their stuff," as they fill out applications with hopes of drawing a tag in the Nevada Department of Wildlife computerized drawing.
9:52 a.m.
Washington the team to watch
We'll be keeping a keen eye on the Washington Huskies, who are flirting with a top-10 ranking, over the next few months.
9:52 a.m.
Preps: Thursday's Results
Green Valley 72, Silverado 56: GV: Matt Gonzalez 21 pts, Jordan Ragan 18 pts, Thomas Racioppo 16 pts. SILV: Heiden Ratner 21 pts, Ryan Whitesitt 11 pts.
9:51 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1 p.m.
9:47 a.m.
McBain gets all-star nod
The ECHL All-Star Game has generally been a time for prospects to show off their skills in the hope of one day finding a job in the National Hockey League.
9:46 a.m.
Four-team trade goes through after one month of dealing
Just in time for Rejean Stringer to come back to Las Vegas, the Wranglers completed the deal that began when Stringer was traded to Peoria on Dec. 7.
9:46 a.m.
News briefs for January 7, 2005
The Henderson Courthouse was locked down for a short time Thursday morning while police searched for a man wanted for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, police said.
9:46 a.m.
Fishing report: Stripers getting closer to shore
Trout are hiding in brush around Special Events Beach and stripers are coming in to feed on the recent planters. Anglers are using top water lures as well as anchovies.
9:42 a.m.
Some points of legislative audit on local schools
Some points of legislative audit on local schools
9:36 a.m.
Audit finds few problems with CCSD
The Clark County School District's operations received generally high marks in a legislative audit released Thursday although recommendations were made for improving oversight in several areas, including employee health funds, food services and the energy ...
9:36 a.m.
Two attacks on High Desert Prison inmates probed
Two inmates were wounded in separate attacks at High Desert State Prison near Indian Springs this week, including one inmate from the Kentucky prison system who had posted an ad on an Internet dating site ...
9:26 a.m.
Brief monorail shutdown blamed on human error
Human error was to blame for the Las Vegas Monorail leaving a platform with a door open Wednesday afternoon, the system's first glitch since the $650 million system reopened Dec. 24, company and county officials ...
9:26 a.m.
Developers visit possible casino sites
CapitaLand Ltd., City Developments Ltd., and Keppel Land Ltd, Singapore's three largest property developers, were all represented at the meeting, the reports said.
9:25 a.m.
Audit: Safety inspections neglected on buses, limos
CARSON CITY -- The state Transportation Services Authority failed to ensure that safety inspections were conducted on limousines and buses in Nevada and on taxicabs outside of Clark County in 2003, a legislative audit said ...
9:25 a.m.
Company to sell about $300 million of junk bonds
Penn National hasn't determined a maturity for the new securities, the person said. Deutsche Bank AG is managing the transaction
9:25 a.m.
Aykroyd's nightclub company gets into the game in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY -- Joliet Jake would have rolled over in his grave.
9:24 a.m.
Reid welcomes discussion of election
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Thursday offered moral support to Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who made a historic objection to President Bush's election victory.
9:14 a.m.
Raptors once again soar over Nevada desert
The Air Force's newest stealth fighter jet, the F/A-22 Raptor, is again flying out of Nellis Air Force Base for training missions over the Nevada Test and Training Range.
9:10 a.m.
UNLV group asked to assess state security
The UNLV Institute for Security Studies has been tapped to head up a statewide vulnerability assessment to assist law enforcement and emergency agencies in better identifying where federal homeland security dollars are best spent.
9:09 a.m.
Beers backs Guinn's plan for refunds
Sen. Bob Beers, R-Las Vegas, who originally proposed that Nevadans receive up to a $100 refund on their vehicle registration fees, is supporting Gov. Kenny Guinn's nearly identical plan.
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Now is time for Rumsfeld to go
Now, in his speeches to our troops in Iraq, Rumsfeld answers them very curtly and firmly. He avoids certain issues. A lot of the members of his Republican Party are criticizing his actions. On a ...
9:09 a.m.
Letter: U.S. stingy with global aid, cheap with services here
Of the 22 richest countries in the world, the United States gives the least, not only in percentage of budget but often in dollars given. This may be a blessing, as aid is often given ...
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Ethics get tossed aside
GOP congressional leaders had hoped that the aforementioned changes might get overlooked because media attention would be focused on their decision not to relax other ethical standards. In a bid at damage control, Republicans junked ...
9:07 a.m.
Editorial: Size is the new issue
The law, however, exempted more than a dozen sites in Las Vegas that had already been approved. It also said new sites could be established at highway intersections and within as-yet undeveloped areas -- loopholes ...
9:07 a.m.
Schoolchildren offer help to tsunami survivors
Local students absorbed the news of the tsunami disaster while at home last week during their winter vacation.
9:00 a.m.
After-School All-Stars honored
After-School All-Stars volunteers will be highlighted on the Daily Points of Light Foundation Web site,
9:00 a.m.
Valley getting wetter, mountains whiter
A storm system nicknamed "the Pineapple Express" was expected to roll into the Las Vegas Valley today and drop a little piece of the tropics on the region, a National Weather Service spokesman said.
8:59 a.m.
Obituaries for January 7, 2005
Yolanda D. Bacon, 29, of Las Vegas died Dec. 27 in Las Vegas. She was born Oct. 30, 1975, in California.
8:55 a.m.
Henderson Police lawsuit is settled
A federal lawsuit filed against Henderson Police alleging that officers beat a man with batons following a traffic stop was settled Thursday.
8:54 a.m.
Trial begins in jewelry store holdup, death of guard
Government prosecutors allege that Vu Nguyen was a member of an ever-changing gang of violent thieves responsible for strings of robberies and murders, including a 1999 jewelry store robbery in Las Vegas that resulted in ...
8:53 a.m.
Police agencies say local killings have dropped 9 percent
The Las Vegas Valley saw a 9 percent decline in homicides in 2004 compared with the year before, with Metro, North Las Vegas and Henderson police all reporting drops in killings.
8:52 a.m.
Goodman plans State of the City
Goodman is expected to report on the state of the city and its government, discuss its accomplishments and deliver a vision of the future. He will also reflect on the community's upcoming 100th birthday May ...
8:51 a.m.
IRS announces expanding filing
The IRS is taking steps in several areas to help taxpayers. Many of these features can be found on, including:
8:51 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-noon, Albertsons, 2650 W. Horizon Ridge, Henderson; 2:30-5:30 p.m., Albertsons, 201 S. Stephanie St., Henderson; Henderson Chevrolet, 240 N. Gibson Road, Henderson; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lady Luck Casino.
8:51 a.m.
Community briefs for January 7, 2005
Metro Police Sgt. Edward Kravetz will speak on identity theft at the Community Associations Institute's luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at Palace Station.
8:50 a.m.
Magical Mystery Tour
Magician Rick Thomas may have to saw himself in half.
8:48 a.m.
Live and taped, 'X' sizzles in new home
Duct tape is Bubba's universal remedy for almost any problem.
8:47 a.m.
'Amanita' set stage for Pond's depth
If you're the kind of person who only enjoys music you can sing along with, avoid Bardo Pond at all costs.
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: 'Beer Man' brings his own humor to the game
For nearly three decades the New York native has pursued his passion, vending all sorts of snacks at Yankee Stadium.
8:39 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Venue options for local bands are limited
The rock quartet achieved more in a 12-month period than most of Las Vegas' home-bred bands manage in a lifetime.
8:37 a.m.
On Display for January 7, 2005
The Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St., presents the show "The Altered Landscape: The Carol Franc Buck Collection" until Sunday. Admission is free. 229-4674.
8:34 a.m.
Sun adding two new comics
Brevity is featured on page 22E of today's Sun. Written and drawn by Guy Endore-Kaiser and Rodd Perry, the comic was launched nationwide Monday. It will run weekdays in the Sun.
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Fleur de Lys a San Francisco treat
Travel today is arduous, no matter how short the flight, but I was prepared for the security checkpoint. I'd followed all the suggestions offered by a travel expert on NBC's "Today" show.
8:30 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Little brings USO riches
His largest audience numbered about 200. Most of those he entertained were Air Force servicemen.
8:29 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: David is always up for an eat-and-greet
Steven David offers supper so that he can sing.
8:28 a.m.
Kluger: Big-band man Shaw put on a great show
Irv Kluger remembers Artie Shaw.
8:26 a.m.
Datebook for January 7, 2005
First Friday, the monthly arts festival held in the Las Vegas Arts District, begins at 6 p.m. today. For maps and gallery information, go online to
8:25 a.m.
$1 million bail cut in murder case
The bail for a 34-year-old woman who allegedly convinced a friend to kill the man she believed burglarized her was reduced from $1 million to $100,000 on Thursday by District Judge Valorie Vega.
8:24 a.m.
Year in jail given in hitman case
A woman accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband is to spend the next year in the Clark County Detention Center.
8:24 a.m.
Missing murder trial witness found
The witness whose failure to finish her testimony at a murder trial caused a mistrial has been located by authorities and is being held in the county jail.
8:23 a.m.
Editorial: Diminishing returns
January 8 - 9, 2005
5:30 a.m.
Editorial: Hey, what's in it for me?
January 8 - 9, 2005
5:28 a.m.
Weekend Time Schedule
N.Y. Jets at San Diego, 8 p.m.
5:10 a.m.
Civil rights panel's lack of activity questioned
5:02 a.m.
Locating emergencies
5:02 a.m.
Children find golf suits them to a tee
3:43 a.m.
Paint it Black
3:38 a.m.
When King did lead
January 8 - 9, 2005
3:34 a.m.

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