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Archive for July 8, 2005

West LV residents rally for grocery store
A West Las Vegas community organization rallied under the glaring midday sun Thursday to call attention to the lack of a large grocery store in the neighborhood.
11:16 a.m.
Terrorism concerns have little effect on LV transit
The increased concern about possible terrorist attacks on bus and rail systems throughout the nation didn't appear to have a negative effect on riders in the Las Vegas Valley on Thursday.
11:12 a.m.
Tax panel sued by attorney general
CARSON CITY -- The state Attorney General's Office filed lawsuits against the Nevada Tax Commission on Thursday, accusing the commission of violating the open meeting law.
11:11 a.m.
Sprinkler needs evaluated in wake of school blaze
With local and federal fire investigators searching for the cause of Tuesday's blaze at Roy Martin Middle School, Clark County School District officials are evaluating 65 other campuses that are without complete fire sprinkler systems.
11:11 a.m.
News briefs for July 8, 2005
A 56-year-old man who was hit on the head with baseball bat during a June 24 robbery died on Wednesday.
11:09 a.m.
Defense in closing arguments
SAN DIEGO -- Defense attorneys began closing arguments Thursday in the case of two San Diego councilmen accused of accepting money from a Las Vegas strip club owner in exchange for a failed effort to ...
11:06 a.m.
Woman testifies in case involving police chase
Jurors will ultimately decide what to make of April Jones' testimony on Thursday, but one thing seemed clear when Jones stepped off the witness stand in chains -- sometimes love can turn criminal.
11:05 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Putting a spin on slogan tale
Tourism agencies in New York, San Diego, Atlanta, San Francisco, Orlando and Hawaii, it turns out, wouldn't think of turning over the rights to their marketing slogans to their advertising firms.
11:05 a.m.
Metro making moves to reduce gender gap
Law enforcement isn't a traditional job for women, and Metro Police are trying to change that with the goal of boosting the number of women on the force from 9 percent to the national average ...
11:03 a.m.
Arizona group pitches affordable housing project for northwest LV
An out-of-town private foundation has crafted a proposal to build 300 units of affordable rental housing in the northwest using an untried federal government program set up to sell land at heavy discounts.
11:03 a.m.
No attack fallout reported on Strip
Some Strip casinos say they haven't witnessed any evidence that the terrorist attacks in London Thursday morning have dampened travel to Las Vegas.
10:51 a.m.
New board member added
McKinney-James is a registered lobbyist representing the Clark County School District and owns Energy Works Consulting and McKinney-James and Associates in Las Vegas. She also is a member of the Nevada Renewable Energy and Energy ...
10:50 a.m.
Ellis Gaming submits Kickapoo deal to federal regulators
A group of Las Vegas casino executives who formed a tribal consulting company have submitted their first tribal casino contract to federal regulators for approval.
10:48 a.m.
Fight in works over burying power lines
There is a battle brewing over the fate of the state's power lines.
10:47 a.m.
Art and aviation
Airports are not traditionally thought of as a place to showcase art and artifacts but an increasing number of them -- including McCarran International Airport -- are opening museums.
10:47 a.m.
Vegas native streaks into major leagues
There was a time when Brad Thompson didn't want to consider what impact The Streak would have on his baseball career.
9:58 a.m.
Enlarged heart puts Marshall's career in limbo
Despite undergoing a barrage of heart and stomach tests over the past three months, Alvin Marshall still does not know if he'll be resuming his UNLV football career when fall camp opens on Aug. 8.
9:57 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 8, 2005
The World Boxing Council is working to speed the return of a Mexican boxer who died after being knocked out during a bout in Las Vegas.
9:56 a.m.
Dodgers turn to 51s to fill roster
Probable Starters
9:56 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- FRESADO -- Go go Gomez aboard Sadler trainee for owner Granja Vista Del Rio Stable, draws good box for short turf sprint, Fresado graduation forthcoming? ISOMOTO -- Training at Santa Anita, draws ...
9:50 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
9:49 a.m.
Wranglers re-sign two key players
One showed promise, the other showed leadership and both will be asked to provide more than ever next season.
9:47 a.m.
Fishing report: Holiday weekend finds best action for lake boaters
Shore anglers are not enjoying nearly as good action and are waiting for stripers to come within casting range. Top water lures and anchovies have caught stripers recently around the 33 Hole, Saddle Cove and ...
9:46 a.m.
Gambling next big industry for Ohio's struggling steel towns
Mayor Craig Foltin laments the fact that in the late 1980s Lorain, Ohio, could have been the first U.S. city outside of Las Vegas and Atlantic City to get casino gambling.
9:21 a.m.
Scrushy faces chill from his neighbors
HealthSouth Corp. has rebuffed efforts by founder Richard Scrushy to return as chief executive since his June 28 acquittal on fraud charges. The reception he's getting from his Alabama neighbors is no less chilly.
9:21 a.m.
Self-sufficiency, windfall driving casino attempts
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Oklahoma-based American Indian tribes are leaning on 200-year-old treaties to regain land in Ohio for more modern motives: Money.
9:21 a.m.
Embattled Lottery director seeks outside investigation
Reagan Greer's request Wednesday with state Auditor John Keel's office seeks an "objective perspective on these matters, including any recommendations you might have to improve our agency in this area."
9:20 a.m.
FBI charges Bloomfield officer was a bookie
The officer, William Abendschoen Sr., collected debts while on duty in uniform and a wiretap revealed that he took bets by phone, according to a federal complaint filed by the FBI.
9:20 a.m.
Court rules against Duson annexation
Opponents of the annexation argue the five-acre tract near Interstate 10 was seized so the town could benefit from any future truck stop casinos that could open and feature video poker.
9:19 a.m.
Schaghticokes may get another chance in recognition case
The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs, in a surprising reversal, now wants to allow the Kent-based Schaghticokes to submit new evidence on Indian-to-Indian marriages during that era. The evidence would be key because there has ...
9:15 a.m.
9:14 a.m.
Hurricane Dennis concerns cause rise in New York
Producers including Royal Dutch/Shell Group, BP Plc, Apache Corp. and Transocean Inc. are evacuating workers from platforms as Dennis was upgraded to Category 4, the second strongest, by the National Hurricane Center. Last year oil ...
9:13 a.m.
Audit of Navistar is target of regulatory probe
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, in a two- page order issued in May, said Deloitte's work at Navistar may have failed to comply with at least five auditing standards. The formal investigation is the ...
9:12 a.m.
Letter: CAFTA threatens to take away jobs
Yet no U.S. president was elected to help any nation but our own. A few days after the president's revealing admission, the administration-aligned Center for Security Policy (CSP) published a report noting that the pact ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Yucca, energy bill should infuriate all Nevadans
One would think that after unkept presidential campaign promises in 2000 and 2004 that Gov. Kenny Guinn and other Nevada Republicans would be outraged at President Bush and the Energy Department over the recent allegations ...
9:09 a.m.
Young Republican meeting target of military question
Despite an Internet effort to drum up opposition, several hundred of the nation's most ambitious young Republicans convened Thursday with little controversy.
9:09 a.m.
Editorial: Confronting a setback
Well, it seems that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center isn't on board with contributing money to building a facility in Las Vegas after all, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported this week. Adding to the uncertainty, ...
9:08 a.m.
Coroner's inquest probes Taser incident
A Clark County coroner's inquest jury was to decide today whether two Metro Police officers were justified in their actions when they used a Taser on a handcuffed 47-year-old man who died shortly afterward.
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Attacks must strengthen our resolve
The words and images could not help but bring forth a flood of memories about past terrorist attacks, including 9/11. And they raised the questions: Will there be follow-up attacks, and where? These were natural ...
9:08 a.m.
Obituaries for July 8, 2005
Rosemary McIntosh Coates, 84, of San Leandro, Calif., died June 25 in California. She was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Berkeley, Calif. A former Henderson resident, she worked for Titanium Metals, was a fourth grade ...
9:08 a.m.
Racing enthusiast, public lands advocate Dayton dies
Race car driver and off-road enthusiast Don Dayton long believed that man and his motorized machines could share the environment, particularly the Southern Nevada desert, with the animals that inhabited the land.
9:07 a.m.
Regents consider ethics question
A subcommittee for the university Board of Regents planned to take a look this afternoon at whether the board needs to revamp its code of ethics.
8:53 a.m.
Pair sentenced in killing; woman gets probation
Two men charged in the 2002 killing of a man who allegedly refused to assist in paying for his ex-girlfriend's abortion were sentenced to prison Thursday, but the girl who asked them to confront the ...
8:49 a.m.
Community briefs for July 8, 2005
The sixth annual Pioneer Day Parade and Old-Fashioned Activities event will begin with a parade 9 a.m. Saturday at both the Fox Ridge Park and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the ...
8:46 a.m.
Gibbons proposes incentive to lure doctors to rural area
Rep. Jim Gibbons announced a proposal Thursday that would give $20,000 tax credit to doctors who settle in rural areas of Nevada.
8:45 a.m.
Married couple get prison terms in death of man, 73
A married couple who pleaded guilty to avoid the possibility of the death penalty in the killing of a 73-year-old Las Vegas man in 2002 were sentenced Thursday.
8:45 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: 'No Limit' is mother of poker docs
Highlights of the film were showcased at the Palms this week, capitalizing on the international spotlight shining on the World Series of Poker action taking place down the street at the Rio.
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: No illusions: Finney simply out to lend a hand
What he does with the tiny toiletries, however, is unusual.
8:34 a.m.
Brown-and-serve approach works at Golden Nugget
Brown, one of the more talented entertainers in Vegas, headlines at the Golden Nugget -- which was bought from the MGM Mirage more than 18 months ago by Timothy Poster and Tom Breitling, who recently ...
8:33 a.m.
Hair, there & everywhere: Vegas-bred metal icons Slaughter still true to rock roots
The four musicians don't lug around their own amps these days. They're content plugging into whatever equipment the venues provide.
8:32 a.m.
Tortoise defuses critics with 'TNT'
Rock criticism is awash with ridiculous genre terminology.
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: New station knows 'JACK,' but not John
So imagine Tesh's surprise when he recently received word that his syndicated show was off the air in Southern Nevada, the result of KMZQ 100.5-FM's sudden switch from lite-rock to the DJ-less, free-form rock format, ...
8:25 a.m.
Performing Arts for July 8, 2005
Alison Brown
8:25 a.m.
Datebook for July 8, 2005
Las Vegas presents Second Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the city's Cultural Corridor at Las Vegas Boulevard North at Cashman Center Drive. Admission is free, and free trolley service is available. ...
8:24 a.m.
On Display for July 8, 2005
Artist Susan Bowen's digital panoramic photographs will be displayed until Aug. 1 at CCSN's Performing Arts Center, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. Admission is free. 651-4205.
8:24 a.m.
Cadets meet the challenge of Air Patrol
5:05 a.m.
Las Vegas Valley students getting a national perspective
5:03 a.m.
Hootie Heaven
5:01 a.m.
Editorial: Open and shut case
July 9-10, 2005
4:56 a.m.
Editorial: Slumlords and justice
July 9-10, 2005
4:55 a.m.
Macau: The next Vegas?
4:49 a.m.

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