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Archive for January 13, 2005

NFL Playoff Glance
N.Y. Jets 20, San Diego 17, OT
12:03 p.m.
Road closures
Road closures
11:28 a.m.
Waters damage railroad tracks
WASHINGTON -- Floodwaters this week damaged railroad tracks in Lincoln County, and Nevada officials promptly renewed their objections to the Energy Department's plan to ship nuclear waste by rail through the county to Yucca Mountain.
11:18 a.m.
Derailed tankers checked
Inspectors have not found any indications that Wednesday's flood-caused derailment of a Union Pacific freight train north of Moapa has caused any environmental contamination, officials said this morning.
11:17 a.m.
Fire hits apartments at Moulin Rouge site
Windows in an upstairs apartment on the northwest corner of the complex were blown out, and smoke damage was visible outside the window frames this morning.
11:16 a.m.
Massive cleanup awaits Overton, Mesquite
OVERTON -- As the floodwater from the Muddy River continued to recede this morning, authorities began allowing some people to return to their homes.
11:15 a.m.
Program helps reduce juveniles in detention
A year ago, the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center was overcrowded. Boys accused of breaking the law often slept two to a cell, their thin vinyl mattresses crammed into the tiny, bare concrete room.
11:14 a.m.
Feds yank $12.2 million Head Start contract
The federal government has decided to pull a $12.2 million early childhood program from the Economic Opportunity Board -- formerly the Las Vegas Valley's largest nonprofit organization -- because of problems with management and governance, ...
11:13 a.m.
December retail sales rise 1.2%
WASHINGTON -- Retail sales, helped by sizzling activity in auto showrooms, jumped by 1.2 percent in December, providing a solid finish to a year in which sales climbed at the fastest pace since 1999.
11:12 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 13, 2005
Colorado Avalanche defenseman Bob Boughner, an NHL Players' Association vice president, said Wednesday night the union isn't preparing a new collective bargaining agreement proposal in an attempt to end the nearly four-month lockout, and that ...
11:11 a.m.
Bush adviser offers conference attendees a recipe for success
Business leaders should master the principles of C.E.O. to be successful, a counselor to President Bush said Wednesday.
11:09 a.m.
Appeals court denies new hearing for anti-tax advocate
A federal appeals court has denied Las Vegas author and businessman Irwin Schiff's request for a new hearing of a ruling that bans the sale of one of his anti-tax books.
11:09 a.m.
Kelly officially named to state PUC
CARSON CITY -- Jo Ann Kelly is returning to the state Public Utilities Commmission. She previously served nearly 12 years on the commission, Kelly, who recently moved from Las Vegas to Reno, was named today ...
11:09 a.m.
November visitation up despite drop in conventioneers
Convention attendance in Las Vegas was off in November, but it didn't prevent the destination from finishing ahead of year-ago figures despite an unfavorable calendar.
11:09 a.m.
Pipelines begin sending fuel again
The pipelines that carry gasoline, jet fuel and diesel to the Las Vegas Valley have passed inspection and were again operating this morning after heavy rains in California had forced a four-day closure.
11:07 a.m.
Software problem blamed in Raptor crash at Nellis
The crash of one of the Air Force's new FA-22 stealth fighters at Nellis Air Force Base last month is related to a software problem involving the aircraft's flight control, Air Force Chief of Staff ...
11:02 a.m.
Seniors plan protest of rising property taxes
Hundreds of seniors plan to file appeals with the Clark County Assessor's Office as a protest against rising property tax bills.
11:01 a.m.
Expo showcases promo products
How do you leave a good impression on customers?
11:00 a.m.
Suit filed to put pot initiative before lawmakers
CARSON CITY -- Backers of an initiative petition to allow adults in Nevada to legally possess up to one ounce of marijuana on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit in Las Vegas asking for emergency action ...
10:59 a.m.
Water chief stresses role of business for stability
Speaking to a room full of Las Vegas-area business leaders, Southern Nevada Water Authority General Manager Pat Mulroy said that efforts to pipe water from Northern Nevada counties could be bolstered by business partnerships.
10:58 a.m.
Mental hospital may not solve ER problems
CARSON CITY -- State Human Resources Director Mike Willden says construction of a new mental hospital in Las Vegas will not solve all of the problems of psychiatric patients filling the beds in emergency rooms ...
10:57 a.m.
Economic award renamed after the O'Callaghans
Hundreds of economic development and business leaders paused Wednesday evening during the sixth annual Henderson Economic Development Awards to honor the contributions of former Governor and Las Vegas Sun Executive Editor Mike O'Callaghan and his ...
10:56 a.m.
Heller sets his sights on Congress
CARSON CITY -- Secretary of State Dean Heller says he has "been chompin' at the bit" to run for Congress in two years and he expects a "wide open" contest for the Republican nomination next ...
10:55 a.m.
Cox names new Las Vegas general manager
Cox Communications has a new boss in charge of its Las Vegas operations.
10:55 a.m.
Many on Mount Charleston ignore evacuation advisory
At least half the residents who were advised by Metro Police to evacuate Mount Charleston remained on the mountain on Wednesday, with several saying that parts of the mountain were safe and free from the ...
10:55 a.m.
Union training center fined
The EPA requires training facilities to be accredited before offering training on lead-based paint removal, the EPA said. The center had trained 15 students and issued three students certificates in how to handle lead-based paint ...
10:54 a.m.
Executive increases holdings in company
Mark Yoseloff, the Las Vegas company's chairman and chief executive officer, said in the filing that he is selling 200,000 stock options and exercising 100,000 share options with the intent of holding the resulting acquired ...
10:51 a.m.
Control Board recommends OK for Venetian gaming salon
The Venetian and Wynn Las Vegas will raise the bar in their use of private gaming salons to attract high rollers, a gaming regulator said.
10:47 a.m.
Sun All-State Football
Said Falcons coach Ray Fenton: "I think he was a lead-by-example guy. He had a great work ethic, inside the weight room as well, not only at practice."
10:11 a.m.
Preps: State rankings
Compiled by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune
9:53 a.m.
Agency wants to settle auction-rate bond probe
The SEC's investigation of 25 brokerages has uncovered evidence of potential violations, said the people, who asked not to be named. Sales of the bonds, whose yields are reset periodically by auctions, can be manipulated ...
9:51 a.m.
Lawyers in talks about impact of high court ruling
"We're having discussions with our client about the implications of the decision," lawyer David Chesnoff told The Daily News for today's editions.
9:50 a.m.
Centennial's Lucas gives Mojave the boot
Most people sit back and relax on their birthdays. But not Italee Lucas, who led all scorers Wednesday as the Centennial girls' basketball team cruised by Mojave 80-47.
9:49 a.m.
Gaels too tall for Sierra Vista
Shooting 7-for-21 from the field isn't any team's ideal way of playing a first quarter. Of course, when you're Bishop Gorman and your opponent makes seven field goals in the entire game, bad shooting is ...
9:48 a.m.
Southern Nevada coach happy to help build future rival
Southern Nevada high school baseball players expected to become part of Western Nevada Community College's first recruiting class next Monday include:
9:46 a.m.
Haz-mat team to inspect tankers derailed by flood
A 54-car Union Pacific freight train that included six tankers that carry hazardous chemicals derailed Wednesday after floodwaters poured into a canyon about 65 miles north of Las Vegas where the train had been sidelined ...
9:45 a.m.
Macau group may bid for country's first license
The plan, which will put the Macau casino operator in competition with MGM Mirage and Harrah's Entertainment Inc. for a license in the city-state, will be its "first step to tap into Asia's gaming and ...
9:43 a.m.
Boston-area man hits $3.9 million jackpot at airport
Frost, 49, of Raynham, Mass., won more than $3.9 million Tuesday playing a slot machine at McCarran International Airport.
9:40 a.m.
Immigration's Internet policy a hurdle for homeless
A new federal government policy meant to make getting immigration services easier may be rough on those who are homeless or for other reasons don't know they can only get to see an official by ...
9:39 a.m.
Killer sentenced to four consecutive life terms
A judge said a man convicted of beating and shooting two young men to death in August 2000 "should not walk among us" as she sentenced him to four consecutive life sentences without parole on ...
9:39 a.m.
Rebels expect better effort against Aztecs
As the head football coach at the University of Arizona in the early 1980s, Larry Smith once had a helicopter fly over the practice field and drop some tennis balls down after a tough loss.
9:33 a.m.
Jordan, Reynolds named state's top football players
Take a look at the performance this season of Eric Jordan and Ryan Reynolds, and there's little question that the two are the hottest commodities in Southern Nevada high school football.
9:32 a.m.
Illness going around in Jets-Steelers game
Pittsburgh linebackers Joey Porter and Kendrell Bell are suffering from flulike symptoms.
9:31 a.m.
Reynolds aims to be the best
Ask David White about Ryan Reynolds' drive for success, and it almost sounds as if the Bishop Gorman coach is speaking in hyperbole.
9:30 a.m.
Letter: No law is needed for gift cards
The real solution to gift cards with declining values is to simply not buy them. We don't need legislators to get involved at all.
9:27 a.m.
Letter: Use state surplus for more officers
We could then eliminate the need for the two-stage sales tax increases for more Metro Police officers. I understand that the state Highway Patrol is also understaffed.
9:26 a.m.
Letter: Bush's deadly vendetta should not be forgotten
There are now 1,350 American troops who have been killed and 17,811 who have been wounded. And even though the Bush people won't tell us, more than 100,000 Iraqis have been killed since Bush attacked ...
9:26 a.m.
Editorial: It's just simply wrong
We didn't originally plan to comment on criticism of the inauguration since these events historically have been a chance for a president's supporters to celebrate his victory. But we couldn't remain silent after learning that ...
9:25 a.m.
Jordan's hard work pays off in victories
If this keeps up, it won't be long before the Sunrise Region's Northeast Division is better known as Running Back Central.
9:25 a.m.
Editorial: Downtown dream could be improved
The mayor envisions an eclectic downtown, one that is home to medical research, a Major League Baseball team, performing arts, retail and wholesale businesses, housing, open spaces for socializing and strolling, gaming, professional office buildings, ...
9:24 a.m.
Grand Canyon trail is closed
Weather has prevented trail crews from performing work to re-open the trail, Maureen Oltrogge of the National Park Service said.
9:18 a.m.
Team to assess flood, avalanche damage
The assessment team will stay in Southern Nevada throughout next week, Jim O'Brien, Clark County Emergency Management manager, said Wednesday night.
9:18 a.m.
RTC reveals proposed mass transit during public meetings
Additional public meetings on light rail systems are scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Boys & Girls Club, 2980 Robindale Road.; and Jan. 19 from 4 p.m. ...
9:12 a.m.
New mental hospital may not solve ER problems
CARSON CITY -- State Human Resources Director Mike Willden says construction of a new mental hospital in Las Vegas will not solve all of the problems of psychiatric patients filling the beds in emergency rooms ...
9:10 a.m.
Clark County ranks high on list with imperiled species
WASHINGTON -- Clark County had the second highest number of species imperiled by development among the nation's 35 fastest-growing large metropolitan counties, according to a new study.
9:10 a.m.
Lawmakers look for scholarship changes
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn's Millennium Scholarship program to help Nevada students get through college has been so successful that it could be $16 million in the hole next year.
9:10 a.m.
Dental school treatment program criticized
CARSON CITY -- Assemblyman Morse Arberry, D-Las Vegas, isn't happy with the way low-income dental patients are being treated at the Quick Care center in Las Vegas.
9:07 a.m.
Community briefs for January 13, 2005
Courage Unlimited, a nonprofit health organization, in collaboration with Clark County Department of Parks and Community Services, is presenting a Black History Month essay and poster contest.
9:06 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:00 a.m.
Preps: Wednesday's Results
Palo Verde 71, Shadow Ridge 54: PV: Nate Schulte 21 pts, Brian Marks 17 pts, P'Allen Stinnett 16 pts. SR: Lewis 19 pts.
8:59 a.m.
Longtime educator, embryologist Shapiro dies at 82
Harriett Shapiro, a longtime educator and noted embryologist, died at her newly acquired Henderson condominium on Wednesday. She was 82.
8:43 a.m.
Obituaries for January 13, 2005
Lena Lou Barnette, 79, of Las Vegas died Dec. 18 in Las Vegas. She was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Casa Grande, Ariz. A resident for 48 years, she was a retired apartment complex owner.
8:43 a.m.
Motion Devotion: Austine Wood Comarow's exhibit at LVAM really moves
For more than 20 years Comarow has been popular at science and nature centers, as well as commercial properties and public spaces from France to Boston to New Mexico. But the nature of her work ...
8:32 a.m.
Artists work pierces troubling subject matter
Clad in checkered Vans, oversized jeans, a zip-up sweatshirt and more silver on his face than you'd find in your grandmother's cutlery collection, Schneider, known more commonly as Adam! looks across his art hanging in ...
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Can we all be free at last?
In this space last week, I shed light on a movement called "free- cycling," in which people who have stuff to get rid of offer it up on the Internet to other people who might ...
8:13 a.m.
Las Vegan 'Makeover' scheduled for tonight
Aimee Baum is an avid fan of ABC's "Extreme Makeover," the popular reality series that provides often life-changing physical transformations.
8:10 a.m.

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