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Archive for January 19, 2005

NFL Playoff Glance
N.Y. Jets 20, San Diego 17, OT
12:14 p.m.
Quinn takes money lead in council race
Las Vegas City Council candidate Vicki Quinn raised more than $121,000 and spent about $69,000 on her campaign through Friday, more than 10 times as much as incumbent Councilwoman Janet Moncrief.
11:04 a.m.
Guinn: Property-tax freeze would cost millions
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn says a proposed yearlong freeze on assessed property values would force the state to kick in "millions of dollars" extra to the public schools.
11:03 a.m.
Seniors file appeals in ongoing tax protest
As promised, a publisher of a tabloid newspaper aimed at seniors living in some of Clark County's upscale planned communities filed petitions to appeal hundreds of property tax assessments.
11:03 a.m.
County presses for flashing warning lights at intersections
The Clark County Commission directed county road engineers Tuesday to install flashing warning lights as quickly as possible at any four-way stop intersections in unincorporated Clark County that merit them, even if that means all ...
10:58 a.m.
Diplomat speaks about Israeli concerns
The top Israeli diplomat in the United States said his country will not set a timetable for new Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to deal with terrorists as long as Israel sees results.
10:57 a.m.
Harrah's, Caesars say they are complying with FTC requests
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Caesars Entertainment Inc. said today they are in "substantial compliance" with requests from the Federal Trade Commission for information about their proposed merger.
10:56 a.m.
Woman sticks to her rights
If you want to know the political leanings of Norys Beni-Hall, look no further than bumper stickers adorning the vintage, multicolored Volkswagen van parked outside her North Las Vegas home.
10:56 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: TV shows packing the house
Tomorrow, the ditzy blonde tells us, she's going to have them enlarged to further her entertainment career and maybe land her a spread in Playboy.
10:55 a.m.
City may amend its land deal with Boyd
Las Vegas City Council members may vote today to amend an agreement with Boyd Gaming Corp. to close the company's purchase of downtown property from the city at a price that is, at most, a ...
10:55 a.m.
About 125 homeless displaced
On the first business day following Las Vegas' five-day effort to find housing for people camped under a downtown bridge, about 125 people who had remained at the site were forced to move by state ...
10:54 a.m.
Homebuilder expands north
Lennar will retain the more than 50 Barker Coleman employees and has plans to grow the company. Lennar will continue to build homes under the Barker Coleman Communities name.
10:53 a.m.
Martha Stewart's stockbroker reports to Nellis prison camp
Martha Stewart's former stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, will likely spend the next five months at Nellis prison camp scrubbing prison toilets or mopping floors for $15 a month, said a former high-profile inmate of the minimum ...
10:53 a.m.
Beers plans mental health bill
Lawmakers are increasingly calling for a fix to the state's overwhelmed mental health system, and Gov. Kenny Guinn is expected to call for a change in his State of the State address on Monday.
10:51 a.m.
Railroad service disruption having minimal effect in LV
Las Vegas Valley businesses said the loss of rail service is having little -- if any -- impact on their operations, especially if service is restored next week as predicted on Tuesday by Union Pacific ...
10:50 a.m.
Southwest profit falls 15 percent on fuel costs
Southwest Airlines, the busiest commercial passenger carrier at McCarran International Airport, continued to be profitable, but it showed a 15 percent decrease in earnings in the fourth quarter, the company said today.
10:48 a.m.
Valley firms pitch in for health clinic
Several Las Vegas Valley businesses are donating their services, time and money to help a nonprofit organization open a free health care clinic, in hopes that it will treat the growing number of uninsured patients.
10:47 a.m.
Analysts suggest housing demand could rise again
It may come as no surprise that the Las Vegas housing market shattered records last year in terms of sales and pricing, but what many people may be surprised to hear is that this year ...
10:47 a.m.
Satre named to board
Satre retired as chairman of the board of Harrah's Entertainment Inc. on Jan. 1, ending a 25 year career with the gaming company.
10:45 a.m.
Parraguirre, Douglas outspent opponents in high court races
CARSON CITY -- Justice Ron Parraguirre spent $614,478 in the election last year to win his seat on the Nevada Supreme Court, and Justice Michael Douglas spent $258,894, or five times more than his opponent, ...
10:36 a.m.
State's gasoline price drops again
According to a monthly report from AAA, the average price for a gallon of gasoline fell six cents a gallon from the past month to $1.88. Gas in the Las Vegas Valley was even cheaper. ...
10:34 a.m.
NCAA Women's Division II Regional Rankings
2. Charleston (West Virginia) 13-2
10:19 a.m.
Hearing scheduled in Malone case
Former Clark County Commissioner Lance Malone's motion to dismiss a San Diego corruption case because of allegations of prosecutorial misconduct is scheduled to be heard March 7 by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey T. Miller.
9:46 a.m.
Separate trials eyed in killing
District Judge Stewart Bell said in court Tuesday he needed to know if prosecutors intended to use during the trial a confession made by James Ray Walker to police that implicates Myrdus Archie.
9:44 a.m.
Obituaries for January 19, 2005
Mary Ann E. Aalberts, 88, of Henderson died Friday in Henderson. She was born Dec. 25, 1916, in Holland, Mich. A resident for seven years, she was a retired registered nurse.
9:42 a.m.
New trial fought by LV prosecutors
CARSON CITY -- A prosecutor urged the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday not to permit a new trial for a man convicted in a 1980 murder in Las Vegas.
9:40 a.m.
Woman pleads guilty in shooting of her husband
A 66-year-old woman pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attempted murder in the shooting of her 69-year-old husband in the stomach during a domestic dispute on July 7.
9:39 a.m.
Man indicted in ID theft case
Robin Frederick Willis, 42, allegedly gained the confidence of one local businessman by telling him his family owned the Meadows mall, according to court documents.
9:39 a.m.
Supreme Court asked to reinstate malpractice suit
CARSON CITY -- An attorney for the survivors of a 52-year-old woman who died after surgery to cure her obesity asked the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday to reinstate a lawsuit against two Las Vegas ...
9:39 a.m.
Rams a tall order for Rebels
The UNLV men's basketball team has a big problem on its hands this week, and it has nothing to do with the Rebels' disappointing 0-2 start in Mountain West Conference play.
9:36 a.m.
Krall, walk, skate
The seasons worked out well for Jon Krall, growing up in the small town of Temperance, Mich.
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Boomer's suitors: Europe and MLS
It was Halloween afternoon, and the final seconds of Boomer Arbelaez's final game at UNLV were rapidly ticking away in a hard-fought 0-0 game against San Jose State. So it was time for a special ...
9:34 a.m.
Community policing moves into mall
Future shoppers in the Galleria at Sunset may be surprised to see a police desk where the Bkoz hip-hop gear shop used to be.
9:34 a.m.
City beefs up anti-terrorism plan for water system
The recently completed Water System Security Implementation Plan recommended 79 security measures at a dozen water facilities, according to city documents. Improvements include fencing, lighting, locks, motion sensors, cameras and more.
9:33 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 19, 2005
After winning his seventh Cy Young Award, Roger Clemens has asked the Houston Astros for $22 million in salary arbitration, easily topping the previous high of $18.5 million by New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter ...
9:33 a.m.
Construction workers battle, chase thieves
Employees of Oxbow Construction build homes, they generally don't investigate crimes and get into high-speed chases with weapon-toting perpetrators.
9:33 a.m.
Preps: State rankings
Compiled by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune
9:32 a.m.
All grown up
PAHRUMP -- The banners on the walls at Pahrump Valley High School's gym tell the tale of the surrounding town.
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Sports books took a hit in NFL wagering
Late on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 21, in Cincinnati, the Pittsburgh Steelers defense forced Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer to throw the ball away from his own end zone, drawing a grounding call and a ...
9:28 a.m.
Community briefs for January 19, 2005
Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas, the first black judge in Nevada's high court, will deliver the keynote address at UNLV's inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 12:15 p.m. Friday in the Moyer Student Union ...
9:27 a.m.
Eagle Scout honors received
Jordan Lawrence Amos, 15;; Andrew Eugene Atwood, 14, of Las Vegas; Bifford Scott Burley, 16; Thomas Michael Brown, 15; Joshua K.T. Chong, 15; Shane Tyler Donelson, 17; Morgan Dwayne Ence, 15; Jonathan Valentino Fecchino, 16; ...
9:26 a.m.
Assessor gives tips on tax bill
Multiply that number by your local tax rate, which can be found at www.co.clark.nv.us/finance/TaxBreakdown.htm.
9:26 a.m.
Minnesota bill aims to legitimize hold 'em tourneys
ST. PAUL -- Playing in a Texas hold 'em tournament may soon be a lot less risky in Minnesota, the latest state to struggle with questions about the legality of the popular game.
9:21 a.m.
Louisiana casino winnings remain relatively flat
NEW ORLEANS -- With Louisiana's 15th and final riverboat casino allowed by law scheduled to open later this year, the existing state-licensed gambling halls continued a trend in December of relatively little overall growth in ...
9:19 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- CLASSICAL LADY -- Has good post for sprint opener, Gomez scales Stute trainee, repeat of last effort wins again. SHE WILL GET AWAY -- Starts from good box for starter allowance dash, ...
9:19 a.m.
Broward County sets March 8 date for slot machine vote
By an 8-1 vote, county commissioners agreed Tuesday to add the referendum to that day's scheduled of local elections. If voters approve, state lawmakers will have until July 1, 2006, to craft legislation detailing how ...
9:19 a.m.
Audit finds problems in state gambling oversight
The Office of the Legislative Auditor reported Tuesday that 43 percent of the more than 1,400 licensed nonprofits that run charitable gambling are spending more than 55 percent of their profits -- gross receipts minus ...
9:14 a.m.
Study: Problem gambling hits retirees hard
PHILADELPHIA -- Casino trips, bingo nights and lottery games that can offer retirees a chance for excitement and socializing also can cause problems for a significant number of elderly gamblers who wager more than they ...
9:13 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:05 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Big-money events add green to local scenery
So hustling $2 Nassaus from the regulars has become horribly trite and the top just won't fit over that $80,000 pile of cash in the shoebox under the bed, huh?
9:04 a.m.
Consumer prices jump 3.3 percent in 2004
But in a sign that some relief may be on the way, retail prices fell by 0.1 percent in December, driven lower by the largest one-month drop in energy costs since July.
9:04 a.m.
Still no swelled head for the big man on USC campus
Millions in the bank.
9:04 a.m.
Guinn names Herndon district judge
CARSON CITY -- Douglas Herndon, chief deputy district attorney for the special victims unit in Clark County, has been named district judge by Gov. Kenny Guinn.
9:03 a.m.
CCSN president finds shaky ground in Legislature
CCSN President Richard Carpenter's constant complaints about the college's severe funding shortage have not won him many friends in the Nevada Legislature, Carpenter told an assembly of faculty and staff Tuesday.
9:03 a.m.
Douglas outspent Hansen in judge race
CARSON CITY -- Justice Michael Douglas spent $258,894, or five times more than his opponent, on his campaign to win election to the Nevada Supreme Court.
9:03 a.m.
Abu Ghraib service may not be linked to denial of Purple Hearts
The investigation into why nine Nevada National Guardsmen were denied Purple Heart medals after being injured while stationed in Iraq in 2003, continues, but military officials said they don't believe the denial has to do ...
9:03 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: LPGA event organizers make call for volunteers
Kathy Williamson, operations director for the upcoming 2005 LPGA Takefuji Classic, along with tournament director Ava Kawana, has written an open letter to former volunteers of the event, and to those wishing to volunteer this ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Yucca's risks outweigh benefits
How else can you negotiate for benefits, jobs and funding, unless the federal government builds this toxic dump? Its members should also admit that they realize this is about politics and political expediency and has ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Administrators block innovation
It appears as though those ideals which successfully led our Clark County School District into the 20th century have been forgotten by those in charge. Innovative teaching practices have systematically been discouraged by our school ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Lottery would solve schools' funding crisis
The system every year has to get creative to figure out more ways to cut the budget even as the population explodes. Our state, city and citizens should be ashamed. It is truly pitiful.
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: Conservation success
Local water officials and the homebuilding industry are hoping to replicate the success of the "Energy Star" program in an area that's critical to Las Vegas' future: water conservation. The Southern Nevada Water Authority and ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: Changing law isn't enough
Flangas, citing the commission's rule that prevents members from discussing individual cases, declined to cite specific instances where the term "willful" has posed an obstacle. But a case clearly fitting Flangas' concerns occurred last year ...
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Chinese New Year worth tour
Day 2 includes a trip to the Sonoma Valley wine country and Sausalito complete with a wine tasting and exploration of the historic area.
8:19 a.m.
Rising from the Ashes: Renaissance man Yiorgo Aretos pilots revival of Sonio's Cafe
Aretos, 28, the owner/operator of Sonio's Cafe & Rotisserie, could have chosen a much more glamorous career based on his talents in the arts.
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Vegas hotel opens in (hundred) grand fashion
The fundraiser highlighted the party and formal dinner held at the Renaissance Las Vegas to celebrate its Dec. 3 opening. An array of Renaissance Las Vegas hotel and restaurant packages auctioned during the evening raised ...
8:15 a.m.

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