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Archive for January 12, 2005

NFL Playoff Glance
N.Y. Jets 20, San Diego 17, OT
12:01 p.m.
Residents brace for more flooding
OVERTON -- Ron Ward admits to being a spiritual man, fond of interspersing religious references amid stories of his days working in the engine rooms of countless U.S. Navy destroyers.
11:26 a.m.
Weather woes continue
As Clark County emergency crews responded to avalanches in the mountains west of Las Vegas and flooding in the northeast part of the county, County Manager Thom Reilly declared an emergency Tuesday morning.
11:23 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 12, 2005
The New York Racing Association suspended its clerk of scales and his assistant today amid an investigation of jockey weigh-ins at Saratoga, Belmont and Aqueduct.
11:20 a.m.
Sick Test Site workers may get paid more quickly
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of former Nevada Test Site workers and other Energy Department employees who are ill may have their claims for compensation quickly resolved through a new Labor Department program.
11:20 a.m.
Lake Tahoe-like summit planned for Mount Charleston
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans to hold a summit in the next two months to focus on an array of Mount Charleston issues. The time, date and place will be announced soon, Reid ...
11:19 a.m.
Company initiates coverage
Analyst Joe Greff of investment bank Bear, Stearns & Co. on Tuesday initiated coverage of the major gaming and lodging stocks. Greff joined Bear Stearns from Fulcrum Global Partners.
11:18 a.m.
Teacher punched, student arrested
A Western High School teacher was punched in the face Tuesday by a student, who was later arrested and charged with battery, school police said.
11:18 a.m.
Avalanche threat forces evacuation of Mount Charleston
Residents of parts of Mount Charleston began a mass evacuation from the mountain on Tuesday after Metro Police strongly urged residents to flee the area because of avalanche warnings.
11:12 a.m.
Homeless plan hampered by glitches
One man with a bum knee walked about seven miles to and from a Las Vegas-led weeklong project aimed at helping the homeless only to find he didn't qualify because he wasn't sleeping under the ...
11:12 a.m.
Former commissioner may be tapped for board
Kelly would replace departed commissioner Adriana Escobar-Chanos, who was named consumer advocate by Attorney General Brian Sandoval.
11:12 a.m.
Sioux Falls service expanding
Allegiant, which has had two nonstop round trips a week between McCarran International Airport and Sioux Falls Regional Airport, will fly the route Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays beginning April 8.
11:12 a.m.
Station named among best companies to work for
Station Casinos said the company ranked 54th overall, ahead of Procter & Gamble, Nordstrom and FedEx. The company ranked 12th among the 37 largest companies with employees of 10,000 or more.
11:12 a.m.
Panel recommends hike in LVCVA execs' pay
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's compensation committee has recommended increasing the range of executive salaries by an average of 14 percent.
11:12 a.m.
Caesars tower filling out
Caesars tower filling out
11:12 a.m.
FTC charges Vegas companies over sexually explicit spam
The Federal Trade Commission has charged several companies and individuals operating out of Las Vegas with sending hundreds of thousands of spam e-mails to sell access to online pornography.
11:06 a.m.
Private hospitals accused of patient dumping
Private hospitals in the Las Vegas Valley are shunting indigent patients to the valley's only public hospital -- sometimes illegally -- rather than shouldering their share of the community burden, the public hospital's top official ...
11:06 a.m.
Neighbors alert sleeping couple to house fire on northwest side
A fire had broken out in the attic of the single-story, wood frame house at 6528 Penrose Lane while the couple was sleeping. But neighbors saw the smoke and pounded on the front door until ...
11:06 a.m.
Goodman touts downtown progress in annual speech
A planned Alzheimer's research center will break ground by Aug. 4 on Las Vegas' vacant downtown 61 acres, Mayor Oscar Goodman announced during his State of the City Address on Tuesday.
11:03 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Courthouse project dampened
The news, I'm afraid, isn't good.
11:02 a.m.
Firefighters' simulator first of its kind in U.S.
Responding to a house fire with his lights and sirens blazing, Clark County fire training instructor Mike Johnson looks to his left and pulls out onto a road, when suddenly he is caught in a ...
11:01 a.m.
New CCSN chief vows changes
The new president of the Community College of Southern Nevada says his regime will be one of constant change, renovation and innovation.
11:00 a.m.
Chinese hospital executives look to Las Vegas for inspiration
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals -- Siena Campus and Southern Hills Hospital may be thousands of miles away from China, but parts of them are likely to end up there.
10:57 a.m.
LVCVA looks to boost tourist volume
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority isn't satisfied just being No. 1.
10:57 a.m.
City council approves Horseshoe casino
Harrah's Entertainment announced the Horseshoe project in November.
10:52 a.m.
Clark County Credit Union announces record dividend
Clark County Credit Union announced that its 2004 dividend payment back to members will reach $5.3 million.
10:51 a.m.
You can go home again
It's not often a defending state champion basketball team, returning many of its key components, is willing to embrace with open arms a hot-shot transfer from out of state.
10:49 a.m.
Gasoline pipelines to Vegas shut down
Heavy rains in California have forced the shutdown of the pipelines that deliver gas to the Las Vegas Valley from California.
9:51 a.m.
Letter: Many better ways to use surplus
Although this money would go a long way for some families (assuming that they would even qualify to receive the refund), I believe that the governor is lacking common sense on this one.
9:51 a.m.
Letter: Investing would be improvement to Social Security
If we all had the foresight to save as little as 4 percent of our income from day one (I'm not one of those either), at as little as a 4 percent rate of return, ...
9:50 a.m.
Obituaries for January 12, 2005
Lisa Ann Colbert, 42, of North Las Vegas died Jan. 5 in Las Vegas. She was born Dec. 12, 1962, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A resident for many years, she was a homemaker.
9:50 a.m.
Youth center residents, staff rescued by Nellis helicopters
Nellis Air Force Base dispatched HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters to Caliente Tuesday afternoon to help evacuate a state-run youth center isolated by washed-out roads.
9:48 a.m.
Municipal building used as shelter
The weather in the Las Vegas Valley this last week has also been hard on those who have no home, bringing Clark County to use a municipal building to shelter the homeless for the first ...
9:47 a.m.
Guinn to include pay raise for workers
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn said Tuesday that he is working to include a cost of living pay raise for the 17,000 state workers in his upcoming budget.
9:46 a.m.
Editorial: Clarify Moncrief case
Now there is a question of whether Moncrief was treated fairly. Secretary of State Dean Heller, in charge of elections in Nevada, had referred the allegations against Moncrief to Attorney General Brian Sandoval. But Heller ...
9:46 a.m.
Editorial: Close CCSN funding gap
Although the Legislature and CCSN officials have known all along about the growing gap, it was never closed. But there's a new player in town now -- Richard Carpenter. In August, newly installed as the ...
9:46 a.m.
Avalanche threat forces Mount Charleston evacuation
Residents of parts of Mount Charleston began a mass evacuation from the mountain on Tuesday after Metro Police strongly urged residents to flee the area because of avalanche warnings.
9:45 a.m.
Trade deficit soars to high
WASHINGTON -- America's trade deficit soared to an all-time high of $60.3 billion in November, reflecting record levels for imports of everything from oil and consumer goods to farm products, the government reported today.
9:45 a.m.
Student arrested after teacher punched in high school class
A Western High School teacher was punched in the face Tuesday by a student, who was later arrested and charged with assault, school police said.
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: NCAA tries to get tough with academic reform bluff
This column is dedicated to the landmark NCAA reform package that was announced this week in suburban Dallas ... so enjoy the rest of the sports section.
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Laughlin race could be a Terrible thing
Troy Herbst has won everything there is to win in the SCORE Desert Series, but his overall victory in last November's Baja 1000 left the personable Las Vegas racer nearly speechless.
9:41 a.m.
Final brief on two-thirds tax vote submitted to Supreme Court
CARSON CITY -- A final brief was submitted Tuesday to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to rule that a two-thirds vote is needed to pass any taxes by the Nevada Legislature.
9:38 a.m.
Trial ordered in shooting death at Boulder Station
A 20-year-old man accused of killing another in the parking lot of Boulder Station on Oct. 7. will stand trial, Justice of the Peace Ann E. Zimmerman ruled Tuesday.
9:38 a.m.
Singapore casino bidder may build convention center
Singapore, planning a new resort that may include the city's first casino, has been approached by a group interested in a convention center and another keen on a theme park for the project, Trade Minister ...
9:37 a.m.
Killer gets maximum sentence for robbery in addition to life
A judge called a 34-year-old man convicted of killing his girlfriend outside a Las Vegas karaoke bar a "monster" as she issued the maximum sentence possible on Tuesday for robbery charges connected to the murder.
9:37 a.m.
NLV names temp judge
Mark Larson was appointed temporary judge of the recently created second Municipal Court by the City Council last week.
9:37 a.m.
Coalition revives fight against more Minnesota gaming
ST. PAUL -- A recently dormant group in the fight against expanded gambling in Minnesota recharged its campaign Tuesday, saying it would press its anti-casino case in churches and through mass mailings.
9:37 a.m.
Former teacher makes deal in sex case
As part of a plea bargain, a 28-year-old former Chaparral High School teacher on Tuesday pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old student.
9:36 a.m.
Report to Legislature shows rising mental illness
Nearly two percent of Nevadans are currently suffering from serious mental illness, and more than 23 percent of the population will have some form of mental disorder during their lifetime, a state report says.
9:31 a.m.
Judge issued reprimand
CARSON CITY -- The state Commission on Judicial Discipline Tuesday issued a public reprimand to District Judge Charles McGee, who retired this month after being arrested and convicted of drunken driving in Washoe County.
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Divisional playoffs no longer easy pickings
This time last year, the dominance of home teams in the NFL divisional playoffs came to a crashing halt as all four road underdogs covered the point spread:
9:29 a.m.
Talks continue as strike deadline nears for Indiana casinos
Talks between a union representing about 850 workers at four northwestern Indiana casinos and the companies continued Tuesday as a union spokeswoman said she was hopeful agreements could be reached before a Friday strike deadline.
9:28 a.m.
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging slots petition drive
Circuit Judge Nikki Ann Clark sided with the sponsors of the petition drive and dismissed the lawsuit, which had been scheduled for trial later this month.
9:25 a.m.
Caesars to take full control in Indiana casino
The property includes a riverboat casino on the Ohio River near Elizabeth, Ind., as well as a hotel and golf course. Caesars purchased the stake from its partner, Riverboat Development Inc. The acquisition will close ...
9:24 a.m.
Man charged with sexual assault, giving drugs to 12-year-old
A man gave Ecstasy and alcohol to a 12-year-old girl he had met at a bus stop and then sexually assaulted her, Metro Police allege.
9:24 a.m.
Lawmaker calls for background checks on Nevada doctors
The December arrest of a Las Vegas pediatrician charged with child molestation and possession of child pornography has led Assemblyman William Horne, D-Las Vegas, to sponsor legislation that would require background checks for doctors in ...
9:24 a.m.
Experts reserved about results of BLM land auction
For the past week Richard Lee, vice president of First American Title Co, has been meeting with landowners, developer and homebuilders about the upcoming February Bureau of Land Management auction.
9:23 a.m.
Holmgren plans to return next year
Mike Holmgren is leaving Seattle, but only to go on vacation.
9:22 a.m.
Leinart to make decision Thursday about future
Amid growing indications he will bypass his senior year and enter the NFL Draft, USC quarterback Matt Leinart said he will make an official announcement on his future Thursday.
9:17 a.m.
Rally redeems Rancho
Up 12 points early in the fourth quarter against division rival Rancho, Desert Pines' boys basketball team looked ready to coast to a home upset.
9:08 a.m.
Pioneers race out to early lead, hold on
Canyon Springs forward Juan Pattillo has set high standards for himself.
9:08 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
Post Time 9:30 a.m.
9:04 a.m.
Preps: Tuesday's Results
Rancho 56, Desert Pines 50: RNCH: Tyrell Timpson 20 pts. DP: Martez Christian 13 pts.
9:03 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Welch's achievement award highlights chapter awards dinner
The Paiute Golf Resort was the site last week of the annual awards banquet for the Las Vegas Chapter, Southwest Section of the PGA.
9:02 a.m.
Tsunami relief
Funds donated to the Salvation Army's Asia Disaster Fundwill be transferred to the Salvation Army emergency workers in Sri Lanka and India who are assisting affected communities.
8:47 a.m.
Web site highlights growth issues
Since crashing after Sept. 11, 2001, the Las Vegas Valley's economy has rebounded and continued to soar. But in the last year, it became much harder to afford housing in the area, and local environmental ...
8:47 a.m.
School district seeks more data on troubled teachers
The Clark County School District wants to make it more difficult for Nevada teachers with troubled workplace histories to jump from one district to another without having their past problems revealed.
8:46 a.m.
Serrano-Villagrana convicted in bus stop death
A man was convicted Tuesday of being drunk and on drugs when he crashed his truck into a Las Vegas bus stop, killing a 4-year-old boy and hospitalizing the child's mother.
8:46 a.m.
Community briefs for January 12, 2005
A free homebuyer workshop will be offered 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive.
8:46 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Event marks another chapter in sorority's storied past
Planned as a tribute to the 16 founding women at Howard University in Washington, D.C., who dared to dream and create the worldwide organization, the event featured keynote speaker Barbara A. McKinzie, sorority president-elect and ...
8:23 a.m.
Annual event celebrates Jewish film, culture
To Joshua Abbey, program director for the event, the Jewish-oriented films being featured are a link to the past.
8:23 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: After trip, Las Vegas a welcome sight
In spite of all these warnings, the flight to Las Vegas was bumpy, but not excessively so. We arrived in good spirits and thankful for a smooth landing. We were thankful also for our cheerful ...
8:20 a.m.

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