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Archive for July 6, 2005

Fire destroys middle school gym
As school district officials this morning surveyed damage and tried to finalize a plan to accommodate the Aug. 29 start of classes, investigators were trying to determine the cause of the four-alarm blaze that destroyed ...
11:09 a.m.
County allocates $30 million for parks
The Clark County Parks & Recreation Department was made $30 million richer on Tuesday after commissioners approved a plan to preserve natural habitats in the rapidly growing Las Vegas Valley.
11:09 a.m.
Babysitter charged in death of infant boy
Overwhelmed with her babysitting responsibilities, a 17-year-old girl allegedly beat a 6-week-old boy to death at a home near Tropicana Avenue and Spencer Street, Metro Police said.
11:09 a.m.
Suspect in stabbings is identified by police
Orrick is being held in the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
11:08 a.m.
Beers announces he will run for governor
Sen. Bob Beers, R-Las Vegas, one of the state's most vocal critics of higher taxes and government spending, said today that he will run for governor in 2006.
11:08 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 6, 2005
Carl Edwards' introduction to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2 1/2-mile oval was a fast one.
11:08 a.m.
Company holds groundbreaking in North Las Vegas
Construction on the 265,000 square-foot Qualcomm facility is expected to cost more than $100 million will employ 125 people in five years and is expected to be complete by the Spring of 2007, said Paul ...
11:05 a.m.
Hotel college eyes huge expansion
UNLV's Harrah College of Hotel Administration is pursuing partnerships with private companies to build a $200 million-plus mini-campus that would include a hotel and conference center, giving hotel operators a "living laboratory" to test new ...
11:01 a.m.
Meetings scheduled on Henderson plan
The U.S. Census Bureau in a report released in June ranks Henderson 11th fastest growing city with greater than 100,000 population for the period between July 1, 2003 and July 1, 2004. Only North Las ...
11:01 a.m.
Shoe retailer secures funding
Sequoia Capital invested the venture capital, bringing Sequoia's total investment in the Internet-based shoe retailer to $35 million in eight months. Michael Moritz is the active partner of Sequoia Capital and sits on the retailer's ...
10:48 a.m.
Prime Minister Lee visiting U.S.
It is the first trip to the United States since he took office in August last year. Lee will visit New York, Washington and Las Vegas, the office said in a statement.
10:48 a.m.
Slot maker to debut George Lopez slot
"George Lopez and his life as a comedian, author, actor and avid golfer provide rich fodder for our entertaining style of video slot game," Aristocrat Technologies Vice President of Marketing Kent Young said in a ...
10:47 a.m.
Mandarin Oriental joining Project CityCenter
MGM Mirage Design Group President Bill Smith said the brand will be one of possibly three 400-room hotels at CityCenter. The project, which will also include a major casino resort, retail centers and residential high-rises, ...
10:46 a.m.
Firefighters gaining ground on Duzak fire
The Duzak fire, near the Nevada-Utah border, had burned 590,440 acres of brush, parched grasses invading desert landscapes and juniper and pinyon pine trees late Tuesday.
9:57 a.m.
Services set for Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan
Services for Naval Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Shane Patton will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, according to the Naval Special Warfare office in San Diego.
9:57 a.m.
Pets are petrified by pyrotechnics
For his first Fourth of July, 1-year-old Shadow Rojas joined his family on the small balcony of their Henderson home to watch the fireworks, cuddled in Miggie Rojas' lap for safety.
9:56 a.m.
No major fires reported on Fourth
Firefighters from Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Clark County responded to 1,100 emergency incidents including auto accidents, medical calls and fires, a slight increase from 1040 calls last year.
9:56 a.m.
Stabbing suspect is ID'd by police
Orrick is being held in the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.
9:52 a.m.
Student briefs for July 6, 2005
The Fire Explorer program of Las Vegas Fire & Rescue will hold an open recruitment and orientation session from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday at the training academy, 633 N. Mojave Road.
9:47 a.m.
County considers tax hike for police
Commission Chairman Rory Reid introduced an ordinance to amend the county code to increase the sales and use tax on Tuesday. The matter is now scheduled for a public hearing August 2.
9:46 a.m.
Community briefs for July 6, 2005
A free Super Saturday Celebration will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the James Gay Park at Owens Avenue and B Street.
9:46 a.m.
Chief exec: Galaxy's sale would boost casino funding in Macau
Owner Lui Che-woo's plan to turn Galaxy Casino SA into Hong Kong's first listed casino operator may give the company access to funds as it adds slot machines and roulette tables in Macau, Galaxy's chief ...
9:46 a.m.
Police: Security guards stole from cruise ship slot machines
Clinton Rubaines, 22, and Michael Bell, 22, both of Titusville, and David W. Gammon, 24, of Cape Canaveral, were arrested at the end of their shift Sunday morning, the sheriff's office said.
9:45 a.m.
Report: Many lottery tickets sold in poor neighborhoods
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Wednesday that neighborhood retailers sold $1.1 million worth of lottery tickets in the 53233 ZIP code area, where the poverty rate is more than 47 percent, with winnings of $11,100 ...
9:45 a.m.
Chancery judge rules college can teach casino management
Hinds County Chancellor Patricia Wise wrote in her 10-page ruling that while state law prohibits public colleges and universities from training workers in skills such as blackjack dealing, the law does not ban management courses.
9:38 a.m.
Labor Department extends grant
The money will be used to train more than 10,000 workers through a partnership between the Community College of Southern Nevada, the Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association, the Nevada Hospitality Foundation and Station Casinos. The ...
9:37 a.m.
Okla. lottery director working to get games up
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A single sheet of white paper taped to a side entrance of a nondescript office building in Oklahoma City is one of the few outward signs that the state's new lottery is ...
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Football betting by the book (or magazine)
The Gambler's Book Shop (630 South 11th St.) can be reached at 382-7555 and is online at
9:29 a.m.
State works on details of $300 million in rebates
CARSON CITY -- Final details are expected to be ironed out by next week on how the state will distribute $300 million to Nevada motorists, but residents should not expect their money until September.
9:27 a.m.
DHL agrees to end cigarette deliveries to individuals
Spitzer said DHL is the first major shipping company to agree to the ban and that negotiations continue with other companies and the U.S. Postal Service. The agreement follows a March deal in which major ...
9:27 a.m.
Disaster planner made available for citizens
North Las Vegas is distributing laminated plastic wheels as a source of information for residents to prepare for and cope with disasters ranging from a nuclear bomb detonation to an earthquake.
9:27 a.m.
Bond rating is upgraded
Standard & Poors increased its rating from A to A+, while Moody's Investors Service upgraded the rating from A2 to A1.
9:25 a.m.
Manning retires as county Public Works director
The Clark County Commission on Tuesday bid farewell to outgoing Public Works director Marty Manning, who plans to retire July 15.
9:25 a.m.
Development chief named
The North Las Vegas City Council created the new department in April.
9:25 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Fernandez takes detour onto Busch Series on way back to IRL
When Adrian Fernandez announced in January that he would not drive full time in the Indy Racing League this season due to a lack of sponsorship, he said he would return to the cockpit "as ...
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Jackson, Bratten win Southern Nevada Women's Amateur Championships
Played last week at the Paiute Golf Club, the Women's Southern Nevada Golf Association's Amateur Championship saw Sherry Jackson (Dragon Ridge) narrowly win overall low gross honors with 152. Paiute's Laura Anderson placed second at ...
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: PGA tour a struggle even for amateur phenom
Press releases flow like wine from the gods around here, and these are some snappy press releases.
9:16 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:14 a.m.
Brown's agent talks with Pistons; Sonics sign Allen
Larry Brown's agent and Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars spoke Tuesday about the coach's future with the team, but did not reach a resolution.
9:12 a.m.
Teen sentenced in beating death
District Judge Michael Cherry imposed the sentence on Ratasit "Joe" Oudom, who had pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for his participation in the attack on Lee Masangkay last year.
9:11 a.m.
Obituaries for July 6, 2005
George Allawas, 78, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. He was born June 22, 1927, in New York. A resident for seven years, he was a contractor and a World War II Navy ...
9:11 a.m.
Appeal denied in killing
CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas girl who was 16-years old when she fatally shot another girl in 1998 has lost her appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.
9:10 a.m.
Woman enters plea agreement to shooting at police officers
In a last-minute plea-bargain, the 21-year-old woman who shot at police while her boyfriend allegedly led the officers on a high-speed chase has agreed to testify against the boyfriend in his trial, which began Tuesday.
9:08 a.m.
Official denies allegations in corruption trial
A Clark County public defender and former deputy district attorney said allegations leveled at him by a key government witness in the ongoing political corruption trial in San Diego are untrue.
9:08 a.m.
Arizona copper strike taking hold
TUCSON, Ariz. -- More than 1,200 workers at five Asarco copper-mining facilities in Arizona were on strike Tuesday, with still others in Texas likely to join in, as the impact of a walkout begun over ...
9:08 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- FUZZYHEADEDLIZARD -- Draws good middle post for turf sprint claimer, Baze aboard one-of-two O'Neill-trained 'hidden entry', slithers to victory? INDIAN WEAVER -- Figueroa atop Moger, Jr., trainee, draws outside box in grass ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Staying the course is wrong
Maybe if Bush had worn his flight suit while standing before a big banner that said "Complete the Mission," he'd have done better. More likely, the networks and the American people are tired of the ...
8:52 a.m.
Letter: Bush should be impeached for lies, errors in Iraq
The reasons given for the invasion have changed from weapons of mass destruction, to get the people who attacked us on 9/11, to providing democracy for the Iraqi people to the now, more appropriate reason ...
8:51 a.m.
Editorial: Dangerous overloads
Overweight trucks pose immense safety risks for other motorists, in addition to causing road damage that forces taxpayers to bear the costs of more frequent repairs. Las Vegas Sun reporters Christina Littlefield and Eric Leake, ...
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: Outstanding work
An honors student and community volunteer, Wen Hui was one of just 32 students nationwide to reach this level of accomplishment on the test. We congratulate her on this outstanding achievement.
8:50 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
8:50 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: 'Garden of Eden' a great night for the opera
Terri and Tom Eden proved to be gracious hosts for Opera Las Vegas supporters during an evening of musical entertainment at their Canyon Gate Country Club home Saturday.
8:10 a.m.

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