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Archive for January 18, 2005

Monday's Sports Transactions
BALTIMORE ORIOLES-Agreed to terms with OF Luis Matos on a one-year contract.
12:06 p.m.
NFL Playoff Glance
N.Y. Jets 20, San Diego 17, OT
12:06 p.m.
Issue of media diversity arises from racial slur
A local television weatherman's on-air use of a racial slur is one indication that news organizations in the Las Vegas area need to address diversity issues, representatives from the National Association of Black Journalists said.
11:17 a.m.
Weather boosts water supply
Rain and snow that have swept across the Southwest were disasters for communities in Southern California, Utah and Southern Nevada, but brought good news for the region's imperiled water supply.
11:12 a.m.
Guinn will unveil plan for state salary schedule
CARSON CITY -- Governors and Legislatures in the past have used pay raises as a means to reward high ranking state employees or to punish those in the doghouse.
11:11 a.m.
Nevadans prep for inaugural events
Kris Shepherd got his start in politics by cleaning toilets.
11:08 a.m.
Injured acrobat's case raises health care questions
Robert Nzovi came to Las Vegas believing that a gig in the "Entertainment Capital of the World" would boost his career as an acrobat.
11:04 a.m.
High cost of special medical flight delays acrobat's trip home
Since he suffered a broken neck in an acrobatic accident before a Las Vegas audience seven months ago, Robert Nzovi has wanted is to go home to Evansville, Ind., to his wife, family and friends.
11:02 a.m.
Homeless man's stolen car involved in wreck on Rancho
Kenneth Miller sat on a sidewalk surrounded by clothing, a bedroll and a knapsack that he pulled from the mangled wreckage of his red car, which he had called home until Monday night.
11:02 a.m.
Researcher trains dogs to sniff out tortoises
For years, an ecologist at Nevada's Desert Research Institute has tried to convince fellow scientists that search dogs might be the answer to tracking the elusive, threatened desert tortoise. What a ridiculous notion, they said.
11:02 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Put the boobs on the tube
In my case, lapses into stupidity are pretty common.
11:02 a.m.
Ethics panelist wants to put teeth in law
CARSON CITY -- A veteran member of the state Ethics Commission believes the state's ethics law should be strengthened to help punish public officials who have gone awry.
11:01 a.m.
Nevada National Guard looks into why Purple Hearts denied
Officials with the Nevada National Guard are investigating why nine local Guardsmen were denied Purple Heart medals after being injured while stationed in Iraq in 2003.
11:01 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 18, 2005
Fifteen-year-old Michelle Wie accepted an invitation to play in the 2005 LPGA Championship, making it likely that she will compete in all four of the women's major tournaments this year.
10:50 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Look who's leaving Las Vegas
Usually, it's hard to keep track of who's coming and who's going on the local sports scene. Last week, it was mostly the latter.
10:49 a.m.
Brindise's Florida connection pays off
UNLV picked up three more football commitments on Monday, including a pair from Florida state Class 2A champion Immokalee High School.
10:48 a.m.
Video game company building success from ground zero
Two years ago, Las Vegas-based Petroglyph was three guys in a small temporary office.
10:41 a.m.
Key Largo closes today
One of several older off-Strip properties slated for redevelopment, the Quality Inn Key Largo Casino -- known for $1.99 burgers and budget accommodations -- is expected to close today, the property's general manager said.
10:40 a.m.
Development breaks ground in Henderson
A local development company and the city of Henderson broke ground this morning on the first downtown mixed-use project to be built in more than 30 years in the Henderson Water Street District.
10:39 a.m.
Resort begins taking room reservations
The $2.7 billion megaresort will open April 28.
10:38 a.m.
Las Vegas, Atlantic City to boost earnings
In a statement today, Caesars said it expects to earn a profit of 7 cents to 9 cents per share as compared with previous estimates of 4 cents to 6 cents.
10:37 a.m.
Major Vegas banking players report strong earnings
Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co. and U.S. Bancorp, three of the five largest financial institutions in the Las Vegas Valley, reported record quarterly profits as consumers signed up for more credit cards, ...
10:36 a.m.
Las Vegas man sues cops
The suit, filed last week by Don Fields and his attorney, Cal Potter, is seeking more than $10,000 in damages.
9:41 a.m.
Guinn headed for Washington
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn flies today to Washington to attend the inauguration ceremonies for President Bush and intends to meet with other governors about Medicaid.
9:40 a.m.
* Because of an error by the Sun, a story in Monday's Business section incorrectly stated that only University Medical Center's nurses had pension plans when in fact all Service Employee International Union Local 1107-represented ...
9:36 a.m.
Sewage leaking into rivers slowed
Sewage is still leaking into the rivers that empty into Lake Mead, but not as much as had been for about a week, a Utah water official said Monday night.
9:31 a.m.
D.C. lobbying office has new face, same criticism
WASHINGTON -- The state's federal lobbying office has a new person in charge, a slightly larger budget than in past years, and is expected to be a point of contention again in the coming legislative ...
9:29 a.m.
Trial of horse-betting company in North Dakota begins
Prosecutors say Susan Bala and Raymundo Diaz Jr. set up an unlicensed parlor for off-track horse betting in Fargo and created an organization called "Brixcorp" to disguise the business and avoid paying taxes or fees.
9:28 a.m.
Obituaries for January 18, 2005
Suzanne Burchfield, 73, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Des Moines, Iowa. A resident for 25 years, she was a homemaker.
9:23 a.m.
Lake Tahoe workshop set for Las Vegas
A series of workshops on the future of Lake Tahoe in Northern Nevada are scheduled for January at locations in the West, including Las Vegas.
9:23 a.m.
Strategic alliance signs with Scientific Games
Reno-based IGT's alliance with Scientific Games Corp. is expected to lead to the development of new technology and products for central server-based systems.
9:23 a.m.
Magazine names Loveman industry's best CEO
Selections were based on the votes of more than 1,250 analysts and investment portfolio managers, who were asked to identify their picks for the top three CEOs in certain industry sectors, the company said.
9:22 a.m.
Company narrows loss
Revenue at the St. Louis-based company fell 17 percent to $9.6 million in its third fiscal quarter.
9:22 a.m.
Government to seek more tax from Internet gambling
Online exchanges paid 7.3 million pounds ($13.6 million) in taxes last year on wagers of 2.67 billion pounds, the newspaper said, citing a National Audit report. Normal bookmakers paid 376 million pounds of duty on ...
9:22 a.m.
Krispy Kreme CEO Livengood dismissed
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Chief Executive Scott Livengood was ousted today as head of troubled Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., which has been under regulators' scrutiny for its franchise buybacks and earnings outlooks and is facing shareholder ...
9:22 a.m.
Quarterly profit plummets
The San Francisco-based company said today that it earned $53 million, or 4 cents per share, during the three months ended in December. That contrasted with net income of $148 million, or 11 cents per ...
9:14 a.m.
Glamis Gold begins 'no' vote campaign
The proxy, which was filed with securities regulators in Canada, allows Glamis to directly solicit from Goldcorp shareholders a "no" vote on the bid for Wheaton at a meeting slated for Jan. 31 in Toronto, ...
9:13 a.m.
Profit meets expectations for fourth quarter
3M said it earned $720 million, or 91 cents per share, for the three months ended Dec. 31, up from $619 million, or 77 cents a share, a year earlier.
9:13 a.m.
Video store chain to consider new offer for Hollywood
Blockbuster won't pursue a hostile tender offer for the company, it said in a statement today. Movie Gallery has offered $850 million, topping Blockbuster's $750 million bid and another from buyout firm Leonard Green & ...
9:13 a.m.
Gladiators already preparing for opener
* WHO: Los Angeles Avengers vs. Las Vegas Gladiators
9:11 a.m.
Work to be done at Ash Meadows
Volunteers need to sign up by Thursday. They should call (702) 515-5453.
9:09 a.m.
Community briefs for January 18, 2005
Richard Becker, president of Copywrite Ink, will teach Writing for Public Relations through the Division of Educational Outreach, during an 11-week course from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Thursday.
9:09 a.m.
Family victims of home invasion
A man told police that he had stepped outside his home about 9 p.m. and three men and a woman rushed at him, forcing him inside his home, police said.
9:08 a.m.
Immunization schedule for January 18, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., today through Friday.
9:08 a.m.
Concerns raised over massage code
Jeana DeMarchis has worked hard to differentiate her new North Las Vegas massage business from the "full-service" types in the phone book.
9:08 a.m.
Nevada State College chief faces tough sales job
Newly appointed Nevada State College President Fred Maryanski will have a lot of selling to do when he officially takes charge of the Henderson school Feb. 1, Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers says.
9:07 a.m.
Gorman's losses at tourney don't look so bad
The Bishop Gorman boys' basketball team had mixed news in two games last weekend in Southern California.
9:02 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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8:59 a.m.
Editorial: Justice better served
Although a number of legal analysts don't believe this was a total victory for judges, many of whom had chafed under the restrictions, it still is a step in the right direction. Obviously, Congress should ...
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Social Security is latest deception
His latest lie is about Social Security. The idea that it is in some immediate danger of collapsing is once again another Bush attempt to get his way on something by misstating the facts.
8:45 a.m.
Letter: CBS error not as costly as Bush lies
CBS News' blunder cost the American taxpayer nothing in money, lives or national reputation.
8:44 a.m.
Letter: Let's make sure that Millennium Scholars belong
In its present form, the Millennium Scholarships are an open invitation to high school grade inflation. There's really no reason to change the current grade eligibility level; rather, the B average should be obtained exclusively ...
8:43 a.m.
Editorial: Where we can do more
One option that has become increasingly popular for these seniors is assisted living centers, which typically offer residents private rooms and provide on-site staff in case there is an emergency. The centers, which resemble apartment ...
8:43 a.m.
Creature Feature: Disney on Ice brings 'Monsters, Inc.' to Orleans Arena
One-eyed. Several-eyed. Multi-legged. Disproportioned. Winged and bulbous.
8:11 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Protesters consumed by silence
It won't even make any noise.
8:09 a.m.
Golf Glance
Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.
2:09 a.m.

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