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DOE unveils details of above-ground storage plan
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department today unveiled new plans for a 500-foot-by-500-foot "aging pad" where nuclear waste would be stored above ground at Yucca Mountain until it was ready for placement in the underground repository.
11:14 a.m.
United mechanics reject contract deal
CHICAGO -- United Airlines' mechanics union announced today that its members rejected a tentative contract agreement, dealing the carrier a setback in its efforts to cut labor costs without alienating its workers.
11:14 a.m.
LV nurse returning to India to help children of lepers
Donations to help Rising Star Outreach replace the lost fishing boats and nets to the villagers of Chennai or to help provide treatment for those afflicted with leprosy can be made at the organization's Web ...
11:14 a.m.
Rogers wants state surplus for education
Interim university system Chancellor Jim Rogers plans to ask state lawmakers on Monday to use some of the state's budget surplus to increase higher education funding.
11:12 a.m.
Two more file for Mack's job
Robert D. Glover and Steve Ross filed on Thursday to run for the Ward 6 seat on the Las Vegas City Council.
11:11 a.m.
Las Vegans head to California to cast ballots in Iraqi election
Last week, Jamal Almosawy of Las Vegas drove to Irvine, Calif., with an Iraqi friend and a cousin to register to vote. They will return on Saturday to cast ballots in Iraq's election.
11:09 a.m.
State health aid to county omitted
A longtime state budget item that local health officials hoped would bring nearly $2 million to Clark County's efforts to address diseases such as cancer and asthma in the coming two years does not appear ...
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Tabish team hits a new low
This strategy of deception and manipulation -- engineered by the defendants themselves, Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish, with a seemingly endless supply of cash -- has never been about seeking justice, but rather about beating ...
11:07 a.m.
LV blows lid off downtown odor
Trash and pieces of concrete stewing in pools of rain water trapped beneath downtown Las Vegas are responsible for the foul odor that has plagued the Fremont Street area for years, City Engineer Charles Kajkowski ...
11:05 a.m.
Man sentenced in bat attack
As she sentenced 18-year-old Elvin Avila to two to six years in prison Thursday, District Judge Valorie Vega said that being an angry drunk was no excuse for using a baseball bat to beat a ...
11:04 a.m.
Reid's phone call to Ridge spurs LV sisters' release from federal custody
The Las Vegas teens who have spent the last two weeks detained in Los Angeles pending deportation to Armenia were scheduled to arrive at McCarran International Airport this morning.
11:03 a.m.
County may change way airport sells surplus land
A recent controversy involving a land deal between the Clark County Aviation Department and a local developer has sparked a familiar litany of suggestions of back-room deals and residents hurt by new commercial development next ...
11:02 a.m.
Analysts: Wynn will be able to charge more for rooms
After a preliminary tour of the $2.7 billion Wynn Las Vegas resort under construction, some analysts say the property will be able to charge more for rooms than expected and will command among the highest ...
11:00 a.m.
Suit against Gaming Control Board is dismissed
The state Gaming Control Board and its members have been dismissed as defendants in a lawsuit filed by a Los Angeles gambler.
10:59 a.m.
Business Bank earnings hit record
The results easily beat the $599,430, or 32 cents a share, reported in the same 2003 quarter.
10:58 a.m.
Builder acquires Arizona land
Rhodes Homes bought the land because of its central location between Las Vegas and Phoenix, Jim Rhodes, owner of Rhodes Homes, said in a press release.
10:58 a.m.
Private gaming salons at Venetian approved
Like a gambler on a win streak, the Venetian was on top when the Nevada Gaming Commission approved its plans Thursday for its new private gaming salons.
10:58 a.m.
County may pass tough ordinance on day laborers
The Clark County Commission is scheduled to consider introduction of an ordinance that would make it illegal for the would-be employers to stop in traffic to pick up the day laborers, who are often undocumented ...
10:58 a.m.
DLJ files $26 million claim in bankruptcy case
DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, which unsuccessfully negotiated a $400 million bailout for the cash-strapped casino company in August, says its contract contained a clause providing that if Trump reached an alternative deal with someone ...
10:57 a.m.
Sentencing postponed in drug case involving Internet prescriptions
There were two reasons cited for the delay in sentencing 46-year-old Christian Frederic Finze. One is that he is suffering from an unspecified medical condition and needs treatment, court officials said. A growth slightly larger ...
10:57 a.m.
Power plant construction progress exceeding expectations of PUC
A massive power plant being built by Nevada Power Co. north of Las Vegas is ahead of schedule and under budget, utility executives told state regulators on Thursday.
10:52 a.m.
Worker coalition: Hospitals' rate hike request too high
A coalition of more than 300,000 private and public employees claims that hospitals are attempting to charge between 6 percent and 11 percent more than they need to for services.
10:51 a.m.
AMA leader says companies can help ease health crisis
The current health care system is in a crisis, but there are several things employers can do to make a difference.
10:51 a.m.
Fishing report: Wintry weather brings out bass in the wash
LAKE MEAD: Winter fishing has definitely arrived at the lake and anglers have responded by hooking on baits, such as anchovies and squid, and fishing deep for striped bass.
10:49 a.m.
Metro lieutenant facing DUI charges in Utah retires
Lt. Chris Van Cleef, the subject of an internal investigation after his Oct. 2 arrest outside Cedar City, Utah, on suspicion of drunken driving, retired from the department effective Jan. 22. He had still been ...
10:39 a.m.
Gladiators see opening against rival Avengers
The Las Vegas Gladiators have spent two years looking up and finding Tony Graziani, Chris Jackson and the Los Angeles Avengers stepping down on them.
10:29 a.m.
Tough road trip will decide Rebels' place in MWC
A sweep of the Front Range schools last weekend at the Thomas & Mack Center has brought the UNLV men's basketball team back to the .500 mark in Mountain West Conference play.
10:27 a.m.
Defense presses, stresses Lobos
They won five consecutive games and finally looked ready to soar, then promptly dropped three in a row and appeared primed to collapse.
10:25 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Marathon men should run with NASCAR
It's Las Vegas Marathon weekend, which means it's time for some well-meaning sports columnist to feign interest in long-distance running and call for the Strip to be shut down, so as to provide an interesting ...
10:24 a.m.
Sports briefs for January 28, 2005
Cheyenne High School running back Torrie Coleman (6-foot-2, 210 pounds), a second-team member of the Sun's all-state football team, has scheduled a news conference today at the school to announce his college choice.
10:22 a.m.
Columnist Nick Christensen: When grades come first, everyone wins
There's three weeks left in basketball season, but some teams' playoff hopes pretty much fell flat last week.
10:19 a.m.
Organizers expect biggest, best race yet
Sunday marks the 39th running of the Las Vegas Marathon, a 26.2-mile race that starts a half-mile north of the Gold Strike Hotel in Jean and ends at Sunset Park,
10:18 a.m.
Arena League gets Sunday spotlight
The National Football League is off, but live pro football will be on TV this weekend.
10:17 a.m.
Nicorette, not Winston, now part of NASCAR
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- One year after Winston ended its partnership with NASCAR, one company is using the sport to promote a much different message: quit smoking.
10:17 a.m.
Vegas testing sets tone for Nextel Cup season
Johnny Borneman, Tim Fedewa, Denny Hamlin, Shane Hmiel, Michel Jourdain Jr., Justin Labonte, Paul Menard, Johnny Sauter, Brent Sherman, Reed Sorensen, Martin Truex Jr., Tyler Walker, Kenny Wallace, Paul Wolfe and J.J. Yeley.
10:16 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: New team has Capps thinking championship
A new team and a new racecar was all it took to have NHRA veteran Ron Capps feeling like a rookie during his first test session in the Don Schumacher Racing Brut-sponsored Funny Car.
10:08 a.m.
Saturday's matchup: UNLV (9-7, 2-2) at New Mexico (14-5, 1-3)
Saturday's matchup: UNLV (9-7, 2-2) at New Mexico (14-5, 1-3)
10:03 a.m.
Grants to benefit school programs
More than $50,000 in grant money will be divvied up into grants generally peaking at $7,500 for programs that benefit students in the areas of math, science, and technology, said Nevada Community Foundation President Bret ...
10:01 a.m.
RTC will ask feds for $150 million for trains
The Regional Transportation Commission will push ahead with a request for $150 million in federal funds for a fixed guideway system planners say could eventually link Henderson to North Las Vegas, the commission's general manager ...
10:00 a.m.
Rogers wants policy set on single professional schools
Interim Chancellor Jim Rogers wants university regents to formally adopt a policy that limits professional programs in the state to one law school, one medical school and one school of dentistry for the next 20 ...
9:59 a.m.
Money, time are toughest challenges for Yucca rail line
WASHINGTON -- Constructing a new rail line in Nevada to haul nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain would be a "pretty easy technical challenge," an Energy Department official said Thursday.
9:58 a.m.
Flu season has been mild so far
In Clark County, there have been 22 confirmed cases of the illness, senior epidemiologist Brian Labus told the county Health Board at Thursday's meeting.
9:56 a.m.
Economic growth slows in final quarter of 2004
WASHINGTON -- Economic growth slowed a bit in the final stretch of 2004, expanding at a still respectable 3.1 percent pace. For all of last year, though, the economy clocked in at its fastest clip ...
9:54 a.m.
Life sentence given in killing in parking lot of the Palms
Frederic Dixon shot 36-year-old Derrick Nunley several times while Nunley was in his car trying to flee, prosecutors said.
9:54 a.m.
County ponders 2 percent tax on car rentals
The cost of renting a car, at least for visitors, could go up 2 percent under a proposed ordinance the Clark County Commission could introduce Tuesday.
9:53 a.m.
Berkley attends Auschwitz ceremony
WASHINGTON -- Walking through the barracks in Auschwitz, Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., thought that if she had been born a generation earlier, she might have seen the Jewish concentration camp as an inmate instead of ...
9:52 a.m.
Berkley: Bechtel shouldn't get bonus
WASHINGTON -- The company that has the contract to create a nuclear dump inside Yucca Mountain should not receive any part of its $15.3 million "performance-based incentive" bonus because the deadline for the license application ...
9:51 a.m.
Video game, server software help profit beat expectations
A decrease in stock-based compensation costs also helped.
9:48 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- SILVER SCREEN HERO -- Draws good rail post for route opener, Espinoza aboard Jones trainee, takes shortest route to winners circle here? TIZZAROUND -- Baze aboard O'Neill trainee, should commit to pace ...
9:42 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 11:45 a.m.
9:40 a.m.
Preps: Thursday's Results
Green Valley 69, Basic 54: GV: Matt Gonzales 23 pts, Thomas Raccioppo 16 pts BASC: Victor Armendariz 17 pts, Richie Lewis 13 pts.
9:39 a.m.
Fire hydrant fixed after blaze destroys houses
The broken hydrant fire investigators said allowed flames to gut three houses under construction in North Las Vegas early this week was working again Thursday after someone dug to the underground valve for the hydrant, ...
9:38 a.m.
Inquest to rule on fatal shooting
Aquileo Jimenez-Duran, 21, had allegedly been trying to steal a vehicle from the mall parking lot and at first fled when Officer Jon David approached him, police said.
9:37 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights, Wash. (ESPN2), Eddie Sanchez, New Orleans, vs. Teddy Reid, Adelphi, Md., 12, for the interim NABF super welterweight title; Whyber Garcia, Panama, vs. Valdemir Pereira, Brazil, 12, for Garcia's ...
9:37 a.m.
Henderson briefs for January 28, 2005
Because delivery drivers, residents, and even city personnel are sometimes confused by the disjointed turn in Green Valley Parkway, Henderson is considering renaming half the street.
9:36 a.m.
Commission to set big game seasons
Setting of 2005-06 and 2006-07 big game hunting seasons and wild horse management will be discussed by the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners during a meeting at the Clark County Government Center on Feb. 4-5 ...
9:35 a.m.
Card games at tribal casinos make legal debut
The agreements, or compacts, are between the state and the Absentee Shawnee Tribe, Comanche Nation, Miami Tribe and the Cherokee Nation.
9:34 a.m.
Ceremony marks start of work on Silver Slipper casino
In reality, work on the project is well under way.
9:34 a.m.
Lottery chief wants to thwart legal, illegal competitors
The competition has cost taxpayers about $12 million so far, Iowa Lottery Authority Chief Executive Ed Stanek told lawmakers Wednesday.
9:33 a.m.
Casino site goes for $3.5 million
Seven bidders from the coast, Hattiesburg and New Orleans had registered for Tuesday's auction, but the only bid came from the Florida-based Point South Land Trust. The bid was $3.2 million, but commissions and other ...
9:33 a.m.
News briefs for January 28, 2005
The Las Vegas Recovery Center is creating a scholarship fund for students studying addiction at UNLV, Stuart Smith, the center's chief executive officer, announced Thursday.
9:29 a.m.
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9:25 a.m.
UNLV tries to deal with low graduation rates
Compare the graduation rates of UNLV or any other four-year institution to similar institutions online at
9:11 a.m.
Report traces Nevada's record growth, water use
From 1950 to 2000, Nevada was the fastest-growing state in the nation and increased its use of water more than any other state in the Southwest, according to a new report.
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Spend surplus on urgent needs
Some of the surplus should be spent to install enhanced 911 emergency service in our major cities.
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Too many rules at school district restrain teachers
I experienced this during eight years of teaching in a local junior high (I retired in 2000), and I've watched it since because my wife taught until a year ago, and our daughter is still ...
9:09 a.m.
Lawsuit over downtown property put on hold
The lawsuit in which Louis Palazzo and Ross Goodman, son of Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, are trying to force an elderly woman to sell her downtown property will be on hold until Tuesday while ...
9:09 a.m.
Growth brings power plant pollution to residents
At the corner of Sahara Avenue and Tree Line Drive on the eastern edge of town, the stacks of the Clark power plant are visible from the parking lot of Las Vegas High School, towering ...
9:08 a.m.
Council certifies Tarkanian's win
"I feel honored to be part of the City Council," Tarkanian said after the council voted 5-0 to accept the election results. "I hope to do the best I can."
9:08 a.m.
Federal funds will be used for new homeless project
The Las Vegas Valley became one of the few urban areas in the nation to get federal funding for start-up projects to help the homeless, part of nearly $6 million announced Thursday, a county official ...
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Cutting dead weight
One of those programs that Carpenter has ended is the community college's professional truck driving school. Carpenter said this week that the program was losing too much money -- it was more than $273,000 in ...
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: More debate, less bickering
Gov. Kenny Guinn, a Republican, wants to spend $100 million on the state's failing schools, for such programs as full-day kindergarten. While providing extra money to at-risk schools is admirable, the Legislature's Democrats have a ...
9:02 a.m.
Fired reformatory official files suit
CARSON CITY -- A man who is fighting to regain his supervisor job at the state youth reformatory in Caliente has beaten the state to the punch in filing a lawsuit.
9:01 a.m.
Ferraro's State of the City sees powerfully green future
In his annual State of the City address Thursday, Boulder City Mayor Bob Ferraro said green energy projects could add cash to the city's coffers.
9:00 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Tisdale rebounds to overcome stage jitters
Yet when the Oklahoma native began his second career as a jazz bassist, he routinely felt nervous as he took the stage.
8:54 a.m.
Uber Time: Away from Blue Man, members of Uberschall find time to play
By his own admission, Jordan Cohen didn't get much accomplished Monday.
8:51 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Queen mom Blizzard reigns on comedy stages
Covered in baby drool and chasing after her three young children, the stay-at-home mom says the year she spent reigning as Miss New Jersey 1995 seems as though it happened a lifetime -- not a ...
8:48 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Blues artist Wolf turning life around
When the 50-year-old Kiowa Indian from Anadarko, Okla., performs at Euro Place Ristorante, he reaches deep down inside and pulls out the pain of experiences from an enigmatic life that has taken him to some ...
8:46 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Pastries (and more) are found at patisserie
This patisserie offers much more than pastries. Exhibited in a brilliantly designed showcase that is the patisserie's central focus are flaky croissants, madeleines, pastries and other cafe-style foods. The patisserie's wall shelves overflow with Chef ...
8:45 a.m.
Morrison takes listeners down relaxing 'Highway'
"Hard Nose the Highway" probably isn't the first Van Morrison album anyone should own, but it is the one I listen to most often.
8:44 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Eglash pays tribute to Carson
"It started off as a business relationship, but then we became friends," said the 74-year-old Eglash, reached by telephone at his home in Everett, Wash., 25 miles north of Seattle.
8:43 a.m.
Tribute to Marilyn Monroe doesn't blow our skirts up
Four walling should be outlawed.
8:40 a.m.
Datebook for January 28, 2005
Women at least 50 years old are invited to join a new Red Hat Society chapter forming at the Derfelt Senior Citizens Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave., at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Admission is free. 229-6601.
8:37 a.m.
On Display for January 28, 2005
Moapa Valley artists Jo Tame and Betty Halverson will display their watercolors at the Lost City Museum in Overton beginning Tuesday. The museum is located on State Route 169 off Interstate 15, exit, #93 or ...
8:36 a.m.
Poole, an original Rhythmette at Las Vegas High, dies at 70
At a time when Las Vegas was viewed as little more than dice pits, neon lights and one-armed bandit slot machines, Joan Poole did her part as a member of a teenaged precision dance team ...
8:26 a.m.
Obituaries for January 28, 2005
Robert "The Chief" Beckwith, 80, of Henderson died Tuesday in Henderson. He was born Aug. 17, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 21 years, he was a retired owner of an electricital business and ...
8:26 a.m.
Community briefs for January 28, 2005
Sushi Roku will host artist Bruce Sulzberg as he unveils the first 3-dimensional acrylic painting on layers of acrylic glass during the a reception from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Saturday at Sushi Roku in the ...
8:25 a.m.
Kids get the facts about sex and HIV
Ariel Edwards is 12 years old and talks openly to her mother about sex and contraception, even though she's still too embarrassed to talk about boys she may like.
8:25 a.m.
Ensign introduces bill to revise truck fuel tax
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., introduced a bill to benefit the concrete industry on Wednesday. The legislation would change a tax "inequity" that affects owners of ready-mixed concrete and sanitation trucks.
8:25 a.m.
A history of change
Las Vegas is celebrating its centennial this year despite its history of imploding its history.The old railroad ice house, historic casinos such as the Sands and the Dunes and numerous other sites of yesteryear have ...
6:35 a.m.
Rock Talk
5:48 a.m.
Letter: Small fixes for Social Security
January 29 - 30, 2005
5:48 a.m.
Editorial: Iraq hopes to chart new beginning
January 29 - 30, 2005
5:44 a.m.
Letter: Casinos must pay a higher share
January 29 - 30, 2005
5:43 a.m.
New park is a doggone good idea
4:17 a.m.
Children's workshops stage a little fun
4:16 a.m.

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