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Archive for January 20, 2005

NCAA Women's Division II Regional Rankings
2. Charleston (West Virginia) 13-2
12:12 p.m.
NFL Playoff Glance
N.Y. Jets 20, San Diego 17, OT
12:11 p.m.
IGT sees drop in net earnings
A slowdown in the demand for slot machines in domestic markets has resulted in International Game Technology today reporting a drop in net earnings.
11:11 a.m.
Reno high school band appears in inauguration parade
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's only entry in today's inauguration parade almost didn't make it to Washington -- three times.
11:09 a.m.
Family struggles to keep teen daughters in U.S.
Speaking from a federal jail cell in Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon, 18-year-old Emma Sarkisian said one way she has kept up her spirits since being taken into custody Friday by federal agents in Las Vegas ...
11:08 a.m.
MGM Mirage set to submit joint proposal for Singapore casino
MGM Mirage said it will submit a proposal for a casino resort in Singapore with Southeast Asian developer CapitaLand.
11:04 a.m.
Thursday's Sports Transactions
DETROIT TIGERS-Named Tom Brookens manager of Oneonta of the New York-Penn League.
11:03 a.m.
Shuffle Master to form TV production company
Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of the TV poker craze and its own series of proprietary games, Shuffle Master Inc. announced today it would form a subsidiary television production company.
11:03 a.m.
Mandalay buyout prompts changes in management
While the ultimate outcome of a combined MGM Mirage-Mandalay Resort Group remains tightly under wraps, sources familiar with the company say it intends to divvy up control of the Mandalay properties among its executives rather ...
11:02 a.m.
Las Vegas Sands may build Detroit convention center
DETROIT -- Regional officials are in discussions with a Las Vegas casino operator about building a new convention center, complete with a hotel and a casino, Deputy Mayor Anthony Adams said Wednesday.
11:01 a.m.
Work on generating station continues
Work on generating station continues
11:01 a.m.
Some Nevada communities gain from higher gold prices
Ask Ray Pearson what the price of gold is on any given day of the week and he'll have the answer.
10:58 a.m.
Citigroup's record quarter in line with expectations
NEW YORK -- Citigroup Inc., the nation's largest financial institution, reported record quarterly earnings today, but said that 2005 earnings could be at the shallow end of Wall Street expectations.
10:58 a.m.
WIC 'smart cards' make debut in Las Vegas Valley
The Las Vegas Valley became the first metropolitan area with more than a million residents nationwide Wednesday to begin using a card with a computer chip for low-income mothers to use in buying food for ...
10:54 a.m.
Fifteen schools favor stricter dress codes
Fifteen campuses are expected to restore stricter dress code policies after showing enough parental support to satisfy a new Clark County School District regulation governing mandatory uniforms.
10:53 a.m.
Teen shot after allegedly pulling knife on officer
Officers were called to a home in the 1200 block of Nugget Creek Drive around 12:45 a.m. to investigate a report of domestic violence between a mother and son, Capt. Jim Dillon said.
10:52 a.m.
Derailed train contained contaminated soils
In addition to six rail cars with hazardous materials residue in them, the train that that derailed after flooding washed out the tracks last week included eight cars containing contaminated soils on the way to ...
10:51 a.m.
Nevada fearing federal Medicaid cutbacks
CARSON CITY -- Growing anxiety that the federal government is going to pull back on its financing of Medicaid -- the program that provides medical care for the poor, elderly and disabled -- has the ...
10:50 a.m.
Crazy Horse boss jailed
A manager at the Crazy Horse Too was arrested Wednesday and is facing a variety of federal racketeering charges including some related to the alleged assault of a Kansas man who was found outside the ...
10:49 a.m.
Sundevils suddenly super
A midseason breakdown of first-round matchups if the playoffs started today:
10:19 a.m.
Mirabelli basks in afterglow of Series
Doug Mientkiewicz had just completed the final out of the 2004 World Series by catching a flip from closer Keith Foulke, and the Boston Red Sox piled onto each other.
10:04 a.m.
Plans unveiled for new center for special education
Plans for Nevada's first campus designed solely for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities were unveiled Wednesday by the Clark County School District.
9:53 a.m.
Ensign to attendees: Dress warm
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., had one piece of advice for Nevadans who were thinking about attending President Bush's swearing-in ceremony today on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
9:52 a.m.
Prisoners to make pub equipment
CARSON CITY -- A legislative subcommittee Wednesday approved plans to allow a California company to set up an operation at the High Desert State Prison to manufacture equipment for brew pubs.
9:52 a.m.
Mystery surrounds education post as swearing-in nears
Will he or won't he?
9:52 a.m.
Inauguration festivities are sweet music to Porter
WASHINGTON -- Three decades after a group of Iowa teenagers recorded an album in their keyboard player's father's warehouse, they will reunite tonight at the Hard Rock Cafe in the District specifically to entertain Nevadans ...
9:52 a.m.
Obituaries for January 20, 2005
John W. Coleman, 70, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1934, in New Jersey. A resident for 27 years, he was a retired Air Force master sergeant ...
9:51 a.m.
Full runs expected at NHRA testing
Racecar drivers -- drag racers in particular -- generally approach testing as a necessary evil. Drag-racing test sessions rarely involve full-track passes because crew chiefs and drivers typically attempt to improve a car's performance on ...
9:50 a.m.
Berkley seeks investigation in denial of Purple Heart medals
Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., has asked the military's chief legislative liaison to investigate why nine Nevada National Guardsmen were denied Purple Heart medals after being injured while stationed in Iraq in 2003.
9:46 a.m.
Brick by brick, Rebels building mediocre offense
WHO: UNLV vs. Colorado State
9:46 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 20, 2005
The Thailand Open golf tournament will be played in Phuket instead of Pattaya to help the island resort recover from the tsunami tragedy, the Asian Tour said.
9:43 a.m.
Reid aide appointed to NRC
WASHINGTON -- The White House on Wednesday officially appointed Gregory Jaczko, the top science and Yucca Mountain adviser to Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., to fill one of two vacant spots on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ...
9:41 a.m.
'Marshall Plan' for cities needed, Reid tells mayors
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid told U.S. mayors on Wednesday that this year he would re-introduce an "American Marshall Plan" for massive investment in urban infrastructure.
9:41 a.m.
Moncrief defends herself at City Council meeting
With less than a week left in her fight to stay in office, Las Vegas Councilwoman and recall election target Janet Moncrief gave a short speech at the end of the Wednesday council meeting during ...
9:41 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- ESPY -- Smith scales Mandella trainee, draws inner box for allowance sprint outing, fits this heat well. SPARKLING FOREST -- Starts alongside top pick for dash opener, P. Val atop Baffert trainee, ...
9:40 a.m.
Rusty Duval arrives with low expectations
SAN DIEGO -- David Duval gets a new start this year, and no one is sure what to expect.
9:39 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Champion has home ring advantage against Judah
For Cory Spinks, the undisputed world welterweight champion, his Feb. 5 title rematch against Zab Judah carries special significance.
9:39 a.m.
Court briefs for January 20, 2005
A 45-year-old man who says he pointed a gun at a mailbox store owner and then barricaded himself inside a Henderson bank on Dec. 3 -- allegedly because his Russian mail-order bride had become a ...
9:34 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1 p.m.
9:33 a.m.
Preps: Boys' State Rankings
Compiled by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune
9:31 a.m.
Gorman LB Reynolds on Parade All-America
Reynolds, an Oklahoma recruit who was awarded the Walter Payton Trophy on Friday at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, was the only player from Nevada named by Parade.
9:27 a.m.
Tarkanian's campaign gets help from Berkley
Tarkanian raised $86,850 and spent $39,157 as of Friday, according to the reports Tarkanian said she sent by registered mail to the city clerk on Tuesday's deadline to file.
9:26 a.m.
City Council delays Boyd vote
The council members agreed to delay action on the matter until its next meeting on Feb. 2 so Mayor Oscar Goodman could be present for the vote. Goodman was in Washington, D.C., for a meeting ...
9:25 a.m.
Honda's hydrogen cars to run in LV
Las Vegas will be the hot and dry testing ground for Honda's hydrogen fuel cell-powered car for the next year.
9:24 a.m.
Economic indicators rose in December
NEW YORK -- A closely watched measure of future economic activity rose for a second consecutive month in December, pointing to sustained, gradual growth.
9:23 a.m.
Bank reports 20 percent drop in quarterly earnings
For the three months ended Dec. 31, the Seattle-based financial services company reported net income of $668 million or 76 cents per share. That's down from $842 million or 93 cents per share in the ...
9:20 a.m.
Insurer reports 45.8 percent jump in quarterly earnings
Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth earned $739 million, or $1.09 a share. That beat by a penny the consensus of analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call, and was up from $507 million, or 83 cents per share, ...
9:19 a.m.
Commission approves Logandale project over residents' protests
The Clark County Commission approved two residential zoning requests to allow development in Logandale, an area hit by flooding last week.
9:11 a.m.
Casino proposal eyed for Mall of America
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty met with the mayor of Bloomington last month to discuss opening a partially state-run casino at the Mall of America, the governor's spokesman said Tuesday.
9:11 a.m.
Former governor's aide now lobbying for gaming firm
When Mike Toomey still worked for the governor, he had authorized the state lottery to hire a Las Vegas law firm to study the legalization of video lottery gambling.
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Many sources are needed for 'truth'
What is so distressing about this is that no one seems to know how to discern fact from opinion or when their opinions are being shaped merely by the opinions of others. Many people, without ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Social Security just needs tweaks
Yet President Bush is going around trying to scare people by saying it will soon be flat broke. It's all nonsense. This is all part of his campaign to set up private accounts for current ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Instead of rebate, give children a better education
Here's a solution that doesn't require endless paid-for studies, unending legislative jawboning, or miles and miles of red tape and bureaucracy. Forget the auto rebate and spend the $300 million on putting more teachers in ...
9:07 a.m.
Emergency continues after record river flows
The heavy rains in December and January resulted in some rivers in Southern Nevada and nearby areas reaching their highest-ever recorded flows, U.S. Geological Survey hydrologists said Wednesday.
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Inhumane treatment
We say ostensibly because last week's outreach effort, which included county and state agencies working with the city, was an embarrassment. Only 45 residents of the homeless camp received help getting into housing. They were ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Lights can save lives -- up to a point
The demand for better traffic control at intersections heightened in September after a 7-year-old girl, a passenger in a car driven by her mother, was killed when the driver of an SUV failed to stop ...
9:06 a.m.
Sailor describes tsunami relief efforts
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Ronald King, son of Ronald and Janice King of Henderson, is serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln based out of Bremerton, Wash., and now part of Operation Unified ...
8:17 a.m.
Newton gathers, gauges talent for 'The Entertainer' cable contest
"I'm generally working six nights a week. And really, on my night off, I tape '24' and those things I totally enjoy watching," Newton said in a phone interview from Los Angeles.
8:17 a.m.
City Council OK's out-call massage
Outcall massage is more about therapy than enabling prostitution, the North Las Vegas City Council decided Wednesday in approving the service within a new massage ordinance.
8:15 a.m.
'Scape Artist: Holder's work a study in abstract thinking
He saw the city of Las Vegas as a work of art in itself, a "kinetic art sculpture." At 4 a.m. he would drive the Strip and observe how the lights merged with dawn.
8:14 a.m.

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