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Archive for July 12, 2005

Amwest to offer service to Hawaii
McCarran's second-busiest commercial passenger carrier will begin the Maui service March 1.
11:13 a.m.
North Las Vegas hospital entering phase two of $9.6 million expansion
North Vista Hospital is offering new services as part of its image makeover.
11:06 a.m.
Nevada senator: Politicians, business communicating
Sen. Randolph Townsend, R-Reno, told a group of business leaders Monday that the difference between the 2003 and 2005 Nevada legislative sessions is that during the recent session politicians and business leaders found ways to ...
11:06 a.m.
Station demolishes Castaways
Station demolishes Castaways
11:05 a.m.
News briefs for July 12, 2005
Metro Police arrested a man who allegedly placed a suspicious box in a mosque Monday night near G Street and Washington Avenue.
11:05 a.m.
Wynn resort boosts record May gaming win
CARSON CITY -- Another month, another record win. Make that Wynn.
11:05 a.m.
Doctor under investigation by DEA, state
A local doctor whose medical license was recently suspended allegedly prescribed narcotics to a woman who ran her car off a highway and into two workers last year, killing one and injuring another.
11:05 a.m.
Bush still mum on top picks for court
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., walked away from a White House meeting with President Bush today without a short list of Bush's favorite potential nominees for the Supreme Court.
11:05 a.m.
Champion holds slim WSOP lead
Somebody forgot to tell Greg Raymer.
10:56 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 12, 2005
When the Mets signed Jose Reyes out of the Dominican Republic in 1999, he was 16 years old, and they paid him $15,000.
10:55 a.m.
Ivanpah suit jury said to be tainted
The businessman who last month lost a lawsuit alleging the Clark County Aviation Department stole his ideas for an airport in the Ivanpah Valley is claiming his case should be reconsidered because the jury was ...
10:55 a.m.
Judge tosses suit by female inmate
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a suit against the Corrections Corporation of America brought by a female inmate who had sex with a former prison guard, according to attorneys on both sides of the ...
10:53 a.m.
Three men sentenced in 'Ice House' sting
A federal judge sentenced Jesus Lopez-Gomez to 24 months, Jesus Aguirre to 18 months and Gilberto Solis Lugo to 37 months, said Natalie Collins, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office.
10:52 a.m.
Tax panel hires lawyer
CARSON CITY -- Taxpayers will pay a private practice lawyer to defend the Nevada Tax Commission against a Nevada attorney general's office lawsuit alleging the commission violated the open meeting law, Attorney General Brian Sandoval ...
10:49 a.m.
Rogers demands even split on medical center
University system Chancellor Jim Rogers said this morning he would not support partnering with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on a proposed Las Vegas academic medical center unless the costs and profits from such ...
10:49 a.m.
School Board to discuss changes in dress code
The Clark County School Board will consider changing its controversial dress code regulation Thursday as a result of a federal judge's ruling that several provisions of the uniform policy had the potential to be unfairly ...
10:49 a.m.
Excessive heat warning issued as mercury rises
Health officials offer this checklist of what to do during the Las Vegas heat wave:
10:48 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Taxi panel can't hear reason
Monday's public workshop was supposed to help the five-member board gather evidence to reshape a faulty regulation ordering cameras in cabs to protect the drivers from acts of violence.
10:46 a.m.
Minor talent in the majors ...
The Las Vegas 51s may be having one of their best years at the gate since moving here in 1983, but on-the-field performance doesn't seem to have much to do with that trend.
10:29 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Hopkins gives us something to talk about
When I landed at the Kansas City airport last week, my brother-in-law was waiting just outside baggage claim.
10:28 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Victory redeems embattled Earnhardt Jr. team
His victory Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway allowed Dale Earnhardt Jr. to inch closer to the top 10 in points and a berth in NASCAR's "Chase for the Nextel Cup," but the win meant more than ...
10:25 a.m.
51s hold fan interest despite struggles
With two months left in this baseball season, the Las Vegas 51s' front office has something to be very excited about - a 15 percent increase in attendance from last year.
10:23 a.m.
Preps football
Desert Pines at Shadow Ridge, Coronado at Palo Verde, Silverado at Cheyenne, Liberty at Centennial, Mojave at Chaparral, Basic at Cimarron-Memorial, The Meadows at Arbor View, Las Vegas at Pineview (St. George, Utah), Durango at ...
10:20 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- BOG HUNTER -- Draws good outside post in small five-horse sprint claimer, Douglas atop Mullins trainee for owner Bone, beware. CALLMETONY -- Training at Santa Anita, Baze aboard young Stute trainee, needs ...
9:58 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
9:56 a.m.
LV pub plans vigil Thursday
"The vigil in London will be held at 1 p.m. their time, but that is not practical for us," said June LeMay, manager of the bar and restaurant near Maryland Parkway that is popular with ...
9:40 a.m.
Lottery Commission names acting executive director
Gary Grief, who has worked for the Texas Lottery Commission since its creation, was promoted from deputy executive director. He will oversee day-to-day operations at the nation's third-largest lottery, replacing Executive Director Reagan Greer, who ...
9:34 a.m.
Taxicab authority starts over on rules for cameras in cabs
The Nevada Taxicab Authority, experiencing deja vu in its efforts to develop regulations for cameras in cabs, started the process anew Monday after being told by a legislative committee that audio recordings accompanying videotaping could ...
9:33 a.m.
WPT unlikely to verify offer credibility before lapse
The company doesn't expect additional information from Brunson before the offer lapses tomorrow, West Hollywood, California-based WPT Enterprises said in a statement distributed by Business Wire.
9:33 a.m.
Lincoln Park retrial to begin in new courtroom, state
Defense lawyers countered with a strategic move of their own, asking for the second trial to be held out of state. U.S. District Judge Mary Lisi obliged, relocating the proceedings to the federal court in ...
9:28 a.m.
569 players left in WSOP third round
LAS VEGAS -- With the field slashed to 569 players, it was money day at the World Series of Poker.
9:26 a.m.
Pojoaque Pueblo to pay in lawsuit with state
ALBUQUERQUE -- Pojoaque Pueblo has agreed to pay $24 million in back casino payments to settle a lawsuit filed by the state, becoming the last tribe in New Mexico to settle the gambling dispute.
9:25 a.m.
Compulsive gambling reported in patients on Parkinson's drug
CHICAGO -- Joe Neglia was a retired government intelligence worker with Parkinson's disease when he suddenly developed what he calls a gambling habit from hell.
9:24 a.m.
Ebbers pact with investors wins approval
A judge gave preliminary approval to a settlement of a lawsuit that will leave Bernard Ebbers, the ex-WorldCom Inc. chief executive who was once worth $1 billion, with $50,000 and a "modest" home in Jackson, ...
9:23 a.m.
Tribal racino backers ready petition drive
Tribal leaders submitted an application with state election officials Monday, aiming to put the question out to voters in November 2006.
9:23 a.m.
Execs, corporations get reduced penalties
The executives could have their taxable income adjusted upward by $500 million. Another 19 executives who did not participate in the program face audits or criminal tax investigations into whether they underreported income by $400 ...
9:22 a.m.
Merger a step closer to federal approval
The source, speaking on condition of anonymity because the recommendation has not been made public, said staff members looking into the deal have forwarded their findings to the agency's four commissioners.
9:22 a.m.
Rhodes' appeal rejected
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court rejected former North Las Vegas Councilman John Rhodes' appeal of his insurance fraud conviction.
9:16 a.m.
Yucca problems cited in court
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's lawyers are listing numerous problems with the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump as part of their effort to get the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to cancel the Energy Department's contract ...
9:16 a.m.
Terrorist training offers six emergencies
Early Monday morning personnel from 78 local, state and federal agencies started dealing with a chemical explosion at the Thomas & Mack Center, a bombing at the Bellagio and a report of anthrax -- all ...
9:16 a.m.
Letter: Fuel efficiency must be priority
But somehow we can't get 10 more miles a gallon of gasoline out of our vehicles, or develop renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels.
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Fossil fuels still most practical, safe for now
Yes, wind and solar power generation technology exists today but without taxpayer or ratepayer subsidies it is not yet cost-effective. Solar cells typically require batteries to store energy. A significant amount of energy is required ...
9:13 a.m.
Editorial: Big Brother wants you!
Even more of a surprise was a partnership announced last month between the Pentagon and a Massachusetts marketing firm, BeNow Inc. This partnership will lead to a national database of nearly all Americans of high ...
9:12 a.m.
Editorial: Why delay on ethics?
A subcommittee of the Board of Regents met on Friday, and while regents seemed to reach a consensus that members of the board should be prohibited from applying for university jobs while in office, they ...
9:12 a.m.
Supreme Court denies petition filed by Tabish
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Monday denied a petition by Rick Tabish who sought to force District Judge Joseph Bonaventure to rule on a case involving the beating of his business partner.
9:12 a.m.
Death of 2-month-old is called a homicide
A 2-month-old Las Vegas boy died last week of injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome, authorities said Monday.
9:08 a.m.
Enron trial postponed
The trial will take up the case which led to a 2003 bankruptcy court decision to award Enron $336 million from the Nevada companies for terminated power contracts. That decision was vacated by an appeals ...
9:07 a.m.
Microchipping of pets is urged
Veterinarians were expected to implant tracking microchips to the first 1,000 pets brought to the Las Vegas Convention Center today beginning at 9 a.m. They are expected to continue working for 47 hours or until ...
9:06 a.m.
Commander named for Predator group
The Defense Department announced the assignment Monday. Creech Air Force Base is home to three squadrons in the growing unmanned Predator reconnaissance aircraft program.
9:06 a.m.
Immunization schedule for July 12, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:01 a.m.
Southern Nevadans make Eagle Scout
Spencer Eric Christensen, 18; Gerald C. Barrington Drayton IV, 18; William Blake Harber, 17; Riley Jefferson Harms, 13; Ryan Matthew Herzig, 13; Tanner D. Holm, 13; Ryan Walter Lewis, 15; Dylan Michael McDaniel, 17; Johnson ...
9:01 a.m.
Community briefs for July 12, 2005
The Bureau of Land Management will hold a public scoping meeting for the proposed Virgin and Muddy Rivers Surface Water Development Project from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in Logandale.
9:00 a.m.
Highway to Death Valley is open
Late on Aug. 15, 2004, a flash flood, larger than any in 20 years, ripped through Furnace Creek Wash. The force of the storm swept a dozen cars away, pulverized 14 miles of state highway, ...
9:00 a.m.
Obituaries for July 12, 2005
William B. Brady, 74, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born July 8, 1931, in Parsons, Kan. A former Las Vegas resident for six years, he was a ...
8:22 a.m.
Longtime Beatty judge Sullivan dies
Sullivan was one of the longest serving judges in the state. He died less than a week before the justice center in Beatty, about 115 miles northwest of Las Vegas, was to be renamed in ...
8:22 a.m.
Minimalist to the Max: Turrell, McCracken works hit Las Vegas -- are we ready?
Not only is Turrell one of the biggest names in contemporary art, he has received Guggehnheim and MacArthur Fellowships and his works are in collections all over the world.
8:22 a.m.
Highlights of May 2005 revenue report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $1.02 billion win, up 12.5 percent.
6:09 a.m.

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