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Archive for January 11, 2005

NFL Playoff Glance
N.Y. Jets 20, San Diego 17, OT
12:01 p.m.
Flooding threatens Overton, Mesquite
A pre-recorded update of area conditions is available at (702) 223-4636.
11:19 a.m.
Gambling revenue hits highest November level
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's 347 casinos enjoyed their best November ever, winning $862.1 million from gamblers, up 12.9 percent compared with November 2003.
11:18 a.m.
No terrorism threat found in LV rail probe
The "credible terrorism threat" that prompted the Federal Railroad Administration to send a train inspector to Las Vegas on Dec. 31, 2003, turned out to be radioactive medical waste with no terrorist connection.
11:15 a.m.
PurchasePro founder charged
More than two years after the once high-flying Las Vegas technology company PurchasePro.com Inc. fell into bankruptcy, the company's founder and former chief executive, Charles E. "Junior" Johnson, has been indicted on 13 charges, including ...
11:14 a.m.
Study: Overtime's value often negligible
Charles Garner likes to work overtime hours because of the extra money.
11:13 a.m.
CCSN president sets school's course for future
CCSN President Richard Carpenter has a three-pronged plan for the future of the community college.
11:13 a.m.
Widespread obstruction by Metro, prosecutors alleged
Police and prosecutors in the Las Vegas Valley routinely try to keep essential information from defense lawyers, violating the constitutional rights of those accused of crimes, defense attorneys and the county public defender say.
11:12 a.m.
President: Funding gap must be fixed
Funding per full-time student at community colleges in Nevada for 2004-2005.
11:12 a.m.
Report says perchlorate not that bad
WASHINGTON -- The rocket fuel chemical perchlorate can be consumed in amounts roughly 20 times what the federal government has said was safe, according to a new National Academy of Sciences report.
11:07 a.m.
Decision to indict Moncrief criticized in letters
Secretary of State Dean Heller's office questioned the strength of the criminal case the attorney general's office put together against Las Vegas Councilwoman Janet Moncrief, calling the smoking gun evidence an "empty water pistol."
11:06 a.m.
Avalanche's tragic aftermath
The huge avalanche that fatally swept a 13-year-old Las Vegas boy off a ski-resort chairlift above an open run was not your typical avalanche, experts said.
11:05 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 11, 2005
Five umpires' long battle to get back pay from Major League Baseball is over.
11:03 a.m.
Agencies begin helping homeless people in camp
Rafael Montalvo, whose State of California identification said he was born in 1941, stood finishing off an apple, surrounded by sleeping bags and tents under a bridge by Wilson Avenue and F Street.
11:03 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Taxi board to blame for another mess
"Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into," Hardy would repeat in film after film.
11:02 a.m.
Parents describe son's commitment
Army Pfc. Daniel Guastaferro, the 27-year-old former Cimarron-Memorial High School student who died Friday in Iraq, had wanted to join the military years before he did and "literally had to fight the Army to get ...
11:01 a.m.
Dad: Son 'was just a joy'
Allen Brett Hutchison, the 13-year-old who was killed in an avalanche on Sunday afternoon at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, was one of those rare teenagers who didn't like sitting around watching television ...
11:00 a.m.
Discounter plans to offer Boston nonstop flights
The New York-based discount flier is adding the flight as part of an expansion at Boston's Logan International Airport.
10:58 a.m.
Company pays off debt
In a statement today, the company said it expects to use its cash on hand and existing bank debt to fund the redemption.
10:58 a.m.
Caesars takes plunge into reality television
A catfight between casino customers, a $1 million jackpot winner with terminal cancer and a singer who gambles for 13 hours straight at the roulette table were among the situations that unfolded at Caesars Palace ...
10:55 a.m.
Man held after reporting killing
Russell James Nakatsuka, 56, of Las Vegas went to Metro's South Central Area Command about 2 p.m. Monday and said he wanted to report a homicide, police said.
10:48 a.m.
Appeals court to decide on money to fight Yucca dump
WASHINGTON -- It's up to a federal appeals court now to decide if Nevada will get any more federal money for its fight against the Yucca Mountain project.
9:43 a.m.
American Express first sponsor of LV's centennial
If you are coming to Las Vegas, you don't have to leave your other credit cards at home, but American Express is the only card allowed to market itself in conjunction with the city's yearlong ...
9:43 a.m.
Monorail passes test during CES
The Las Vegas Monorail appeared to have passed its first large-scale test since the system re-opened last month after a string of glitches kept it closed for more than three months, a company spokesman said.
9:43 a.m.
Video in taxis rejected
A measure requiring the installation of cameras in Clark County's 2,500 taxicabs is in limbo after a legislative panel unanimously objected Monday to regulations adopted last year by the Nevada Taxicab Authority.
9:43 a.m.
Las Vegas highway case has wide implications
SAN FRANCISCO -- Environmentalists and highway officials squared off before a federal appeals court over the widening of U.S. 95 to Las Vegas, in a case with broad implications over how transportation projects are approved.
9:42 a.m.
Mom who left children in car receives probation
A 31-year-old mother accused of leaving her two children in a parked car in a northeast Las Vegas strip mall in July 2004 was sentenced to probation on Monday.
9:42 a.m.
Bicyclist dies in collision
Sgt. Tracy McDonald said the bicyclist was pedaling south on Industrial at Northbridge Street about 6:30 a.m. and the shuttle was heading in the same direction when the bicyclist swerved to avoid a drainage gate.
9:42 a.m.
State amends Yucca silica suit
WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for Nevada on Monday filed an amended lawsuit in a case involving ailing Yucca Mountain workers.
9:32 a.m.
Henderson-LV route to be discussed
The RTC in September formed a steering committee to study the possible 33-mile route to make a recommendation about potential alternatives to the agency. The committee will study four technologies -- two forms of light ...
9:31 a.m.
Obituaries for January 11, 2005
Bob G. Allen, 70, of Henderson died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Joplin, Mo. A resident for 42 years, he was a retired hotel bartender.
9:31 a.m.
Top court declines to hear appeal over casino lawsuit
The decision lets stand an appeals court ruling that nixed the deal and upheld the power of governors to approve off-reservation casinos under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.
9:30 a.m.
Southwest Gas corrects small errors in recent bill cycle
Officials with Southwest Gas Corp. on Monday said the utility has corrected errors that affected about 239,000 bills statewide mailed between Sept. 1 and Dec. 15.
9:29 a.m.
Administration asked opinion on nuke waste case
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the Bush administration for its views on a Utah nuclear waste case that ultimately could have implications for Yucca Mountain.
9:25 a.m.
Bus stop fatal called tragic, simple case
A prosecutor told a jury the case of a man charged with driving a pickup truck into a Las Vegas bus stop in May 2004 is "very, very tragic and very, very simple."
9:25 a.m.
Letter: Use 'surplus' for better education
Gov. Guinn says these refunds will find their way back into our economy. But doesn't money spent on education also find its way back into the economy? Money spent on teacher salaries, books or school ...
9:22 a.m.
Electronic machines to help fingerprinting
CARSON CITY -- The state intends to buy 21 electronic fingerprinting machines and then start a program for background checks of more people who work in long-term centers for the elderly and disabled.
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Losing skid in Salt Lake is overblown
Nobody should have been surprised that Utah routed UNLV in Monday night's Mountain West season opener for both teams in Salt Lake City, but not because the Rebels hadn't won there since 1982, which everybody ...
9:20 a.m.
Editorial: A break from the past
After his victory, Abbas said that Palestinians were "ready for peace" and that he was eager to resume peace talks with Israel. It is encouraging that many Palestinians, who had grown weary of Arafat and ...
9:19 a.m.
Sluggish start dooms win streak to five games
Just when the Las Vegas Wranglers were starting to fire on all cylinders and build a little momentum, Monday happened and washed it all away.
9:19 a.m.
Muted by Utes
SALT LAKE CITY -- New season. New coach. Same old results.
9:19 a.m.
Raises, bonuses to lottery execs rankle some lawmakers
The Connecticut Lottery Corp. authorized "incentive payments" for 17 officials, including two part-timers. The total value of the bonuses is $160,926.
9:19 a.m.
Editorial: Freeze? Cap? Try a combo
The first proposal, offered last summer by Clark County Assessor Mark Schofield, was to cap property tax increases at 6 percent. Schofield said this would allow state and local governments to meet growing expenses while ...
9:18 a.m.
Northern schools are especially inconvenienced by snow days
Southern Nevada may be the only part of the Silver State unaccustomed to rescheduling winter sports due to weather, but the weekend's problems in Clark County are insignificant compared to what schools have faced in ...
9:16 a.m.
Community briefs for January 11, 2005
In an effort to provide expanded service to Henderson citizens and visitors, Henderson Police announce the activation of a toll-free number.
9:16 a.m.
Good marks given on carbon monoxide
The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday commended Southern Nevada's plan to curb carbon monoxide in the air, moving the area one step closer to meeting a federal air quality standard governing the pollutant.
9:15 a.m.
Scouting Museum to honor Shaw
The award, named for the longtime U.S. District Court judge, was created to recognize families whose personal ethics are representative of the Scout Oath.
9:14 a.m.
Immunization schedule for January 11, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:13 a.m.
Lakeside Casino revenue down after gaming options increase
Lakeside reported nearly a 30 percent drop in revenue in December.
9:10 a.m.
Governor pulls special session off table
Recent flooding along the Ohio River has distracted both Wise and lawmakers, who are also preparing for the upcoming regular session, spokeswoman Jodi Omear said.
9:10 a.m.
'04 was good to New Jersey casinos
ATLANTIC CITY -- New Jersey casinos won $4.8 billion from gamblers last year, a 7.1 percent increase over the year before, despite a monthlong strike that disrupted operations and kept many customers away.
9:09 a.m.
Dollar drops after Snow suggests U.S. won't halt decline
Exchange rates are best set by markets, Snow said late Monday, failing to repeat a Jan. 7 remark that the Bush administration wants to "sustain the strength" of the dollar.
9:09 a.m.
EU, U.S. to settle Airbus-Boeing dispute through negotiations
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- The European Union and the United States agreed today to settle their dispute over subsidies to Airbus SA and Boeing Co. through bilateral talks rather than asking the World Trade Organization to ...
9:08 a.m.
Preps: Monday's Results
Bishop Gorman 65, Spring Valley 42: BG: CJ Portz 15 pts, Kashif Watson 11 pts. SPRV: Norman 10 pts.
8:54 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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8:53 a.m.
Tardiness gets Vegas millionaire disqualified
Ronn Bailey's run at the Dakar road rally ended halfway through the legendary race in the camel grass, plains and dunes of Mauritania, where he was delayed Thursday in locating the start of Stage 9 ...
8:52 a.m.
Shanahan: Sky hasn't fallen in Denver yet
DENVER -- Mike Shanahan has a much different vision of the Denver Broncos than most people who watched his team this season.
8:51 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Light reading isn't men's forte
I am referring to, of course, what would happen after we stormed every magazine sales outlet in town and conducted a bonfire at Cashman Field.
8:18 a.m.
Drop In: Atomic Museum, featuring test-era memorabilia, opens next month
Much of that history came through Nevada, the nation's nuclear proving ground.
8:18 a.m.
Highlights of November 2004 revenue report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $862.1 million win, up 12.9 percent.
7:25 a.m.
Kings deal Christie to Orlando for Mobley, Bradley
The Kings, who also acquired injured forward Michael Bradley, gave up their best defender and a team leader to add another standout scorer to their lineup. Mobley averaged 16 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists ...
3:05 a.m.

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