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Archive for July 13, 2005

Heat bears down on valley
Temperatures were expected to remain at 110 degrees or higher through the weekend, meteorologist Brian Fuis said.
11:19 a.m.
Board to spend $7.1 million on land near Convention Center
The property is expected to provide additional circulation to the South Hall and could provide as many as 300 new parking spaces. In the long term, it could be used for future expansion, board officials ...
11:18 a.m.
Panel to take part in FERC case on El Paso transmission hike
The effect on Las Vegas-based Southwest Gas Corp. is expected to be about $3 million, which would raise monthly rates for the average residential customer by about 36 cents, according to a briefing memo prepared ...
11:18 a.m.
Raymer loses lots of chips as WSOP round four ends
LAS VEGAS -- With the fourth round of the no-limit Texas Hold 'em event completed at the World Series of Poker, defending champion Greg Raymer found himself losing ground after a series of big hits.
11:13 a.m.
Tribal casinos win $19.4 billion in '04
The nation's 367 tribal casinos won $19.4 billion, up 15 percent from 2003. That compares to the roughly $10 billion won by Nevada casinos for the year ended June 30.
11:13 a.m.
Trump the star of the show in condo resort groundbreaking
Government officials, showgirls and the winner of this year's Miss USA pageant were among those who braved 100-degree temperatures to celebrate Tuesday morning's groundbreaking of Donald Trump's namesake condominium-hotel tower in Las Vegas.
11:08 a.m.
Housing market likely to flatten, experts say
Warnings of possible stagnation cooling the red-hot Las Vegas housing market continued on Tuesday.
11:07 a.m.
Ebbers sentenced to 25 years in WorldCom fraud case
Bernard Ebbers, who as CEO of WorldCom oversaw the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison.
11:07 a.m.
Five arrested in car theft ring
Police said the suspects have been stealing vehicles for at least three weeks, stripping them and selling parts to buy methamphetamine.
11:07 a.m.
News briefs for July 13, 2005
Metro Police are searching for a man suspected of passing counterfeit checks to buy items advertised in newspaper classified ads.
11:03 a.m.
Key House lawmaker's bill aims to speed Yucca
WASHINGTON -- A key House lawmaker said he plans to introduce a bill that could mandate a 10,000-year radiation standard for Yucca Mountain.
11:02 a.m.
Law firm to investigate trademark policies
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday retained a prominent international law firm to investigate the tourism authority's trademark and intellectual property policies following reports in the Sun about a previously secret deal ...
11:02 a.m.
Man to stand trial for death at LV car wash
Can a push be murder?
11:02 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Legal pros weigh in on slogan case
Inside the packed LVCVA board room the mood was uncharacteristically solemn as the Las Vegas mayor, who chairs the 14-member board, spoke.
10:56 a.m.
The wisdom of experience
When Eve Pouinard looks back on the life that took her from living with nuns to performing topless burlesque, she remembers the time she swore that she would never have sex with strangers for money.
10:55 a.m.
Young Republicans suffer setback
Nevada's chapter of the Young Republicans has basically imploded, leaving its chairman with up to $25,000 in personal debt and allegations that he mishandled money.
10:55 a.m.
Nevada cities not on magazine's list of best places to live
Las Vegas may be a nice place to visit but according to Money magazine's criteria, it's not a great place to live.
10:55 a.m.
County urges changes in BLM land rules
At least four Clark County commissioners are pushing for changes to federal land management rules that they say keep them from tapping funds meant to improve local parks, trails and natural areas.
10:50 a.m.
MLB to meet in Vegas
Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings -- sessions at which off-season trades are considered and a draft is conducted -- will occur in Las Vegas in 2008.
10:22 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Summer sports menu could use some spice
A few seconds after his impromptu press conference broke up in the lobby of the MGM Grand Monday afternoon, Bernard Hopkins extended a hand so that Oscar De La Hoya could join him on a ...
10:22 a.m.
Anthony gets jump on senior season
Joel Anthony returned to UNLV this week to begin off-season conditioning preparations for his senior year.
10:22 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 13, 2005
Senior wide receiver Terry Furlow has been suspended indefinitely by UNLV head football coach Mike Sanford following his arrest over the weekend for burglary and attempted theft.
10:21 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Andretti Green model could help keep Lazier in IRL
Buddy Lazier is hoping Andretti Green Racing's success in the Indy Racing League will be his ticket back into the series on a full-time basis.
10:19 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Reggie names names in ownership bid
USC* 11 -- Over -130; Under Ev Texas 9 -- Over -130; Under Ev Tennessee 8.5 -- Over Ev; Under -130 Ohio St. 9 -- Over +110; Under -140 Florida 8.5 -- Over -115; Under ...
10:17 a.m.
De La Hoya's promotional debut in Las Vegas features title fight
Kassim Ouma, the baby-faced and personable junior middleweight world champion, counts Oscar De La Hoya among his boxing heroes.
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: London calling: The right Open at the right time
So if I'm worth two shakes of salt as a golf writer, this week's space is supposed to be reserved for some sort of take on Michelle Wie.
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Tiger's game, British layout seem a good match
The 134th British Open championship begins Thursday over the 7,279-yard, par-72 Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland.
9:58 a.m.
Lakers working on deal for Wizards' Brown
The Lakers have held preliminary talks with the Washington Wizards about a possible trade involving Caron Butler and former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown, team and league sources confirmed Tuesday.
9:56 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- BETTOR ROYALTY -- Draws good post for 7-panel claimer, Espinoza aboard Knapp trainee, solid connections for bottom-level opener. HAPPY AND HASTY -- Hustling Pedroza on Carava trainee, needs crafty trip from rail ...
9:53 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:52 a.m.
Family of Columbia pilot says launch 'needs to go well'
Audrey McCool said there is much at stake in today's scheduled launch of the space shuttle Discovery.
9:49 a.m.
Court reinstates suit by former inmate
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has reinstated a suit by a former prison inmate of the Southern Desert Correction Center who was beaten by another convict in his cell in 1997.
9:49 a.m.
Henderson close to naming new police chief
Henderson appears to have targeted the head of the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department as its next police chief, but the city won't make any formal job offers until council members get a ...
9:47 a.m.
LVCVA bids $4.5 million for all-star game
Now, the ball officially is in the National Basketball Association's court.
9:46 a.m.
Guinn speaks on governor's race
CARSON CITY -- Trying to walk a middle road, Gov. Kenny Guinn says he will back the GOP nominee for governor next year but added he would support some candidates more than others.
9:45 a.m.
Suspect sought in classified ad thefts
Police believe Robbie Denny, 34, dubbed the "R-J Bandit," would go to the homes of people selling items such as as cars and accessories, jewelry and electronics that were advertised in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
9:44 a.m.
Three-judge panel to rule on license application release
WASHINGTON -- A three-judge panel will decide if the Energy Department has to release the draft license application for the Yucca Mountain project after hearing largely semantic arguments made Tuesday.
9:37 a.m.
NLV Police issue citations
Police reported 58 citations for failure to yield right-of-way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk, three pedestrian related violations, and four seatbelt citations. They also made two arrests and recovered one stolen vehicle.
9:36 a.m.
NLV pastor charged with lewdness
A North Las Vegas pastor was arrested July 8 on two misdemeanor charges after a boy reported he was the victim of molestation, police said.
9:35 a.m.
State would get $6 million more in security plan
WASHINGTON -- Nevada would receive an additional $6 million for homeland security measures because of its tourist population, under a plan approved by the Senate Tuesday.
9:33 a.m.
Those who owe DMV won't get rebate checks
CARSON CITY -- People who owe the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles money won't be getting checks as part of the $300 million rebate program authorized by the 2005 Legislature, officials said Tuesday. But the ...
9:33 a.m.
State earmarks $3 million for preservation
CARSON CITY -- The state Commission on Cultural Affairs will be distributing $3 million in the coming months to restore or preserve 26 historic buildings in Nevada.
9:33 a.m.
Letter: Boxers KO'd by strip club parking
Barry's has been available to kids for the past 22 years, the last seven of which were at the Highland Drive address. Is a parking lot really that important?
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Vietnam, Iraq parallels growing
Apparently neither he nor President Bush have learned the brutal lessons of Vietnam -- either that or they have chosen to ignore them. Anyone who is even remotely familiar with the U.S. experience in Vietnam ...
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Miller protecting wrongdoers, not whistleblowers
New York Times reporter Judith Miller was just jailed for not revealing her sources to a federal grand jury. Is this a violation of the First Amendment? Absolutely not!
9:17 a.m.
Editorial: Bush must keep pledge
There the matter would have rested but for President Bush's determination to build a case for invading Iraq. In the president's State of the Union speech in January 2003, he infamously included what became known ...
9:16 a.m.
Second appeals court ruling upholds reservation gambling
The tribe claims it is entitled to offer full, casino-style gambling on the Wind River Indian Reservation because the state allows that for social or nonprofit purposes.
9:05 a.m.
Jury is selected in Lincoln Park retrial
Daniel Bucci, the track's former general manager, and Nigel Potter, former chief executive of its London-based parent company, Wembley PLC, allegedly conspired to bribe former House Speaker John Harwood with up to $4 million in ...
9:05 a.m.
Bill seeks to resolve legal questions over Mega Millions
Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, said he hoped his measure would keep the state out of legal "hot water" in a dispute over the 12-state Mega Millions game.
9:04 a.m.
Lincoln Park measure altered
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- After a day of negotiations between House leaders and the would-be buyers of the Lincoln Park gambling facility on Tuesday, both sides said the proposed legislation facilitating the sale had changed, and ...
9:03 a.m.
Gambling debate likely to resurface in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- There were endless headlines, hours of debate and a hard push from Gov. Tim Pawlenty himself, but after all that the 2005 legislative session saw no significant changes to the state's gambling ...
9:02 a.m.
Lottery commission hires law firm
The commission also approved a $26,000 expenditure for the office of Attorney General Drew Edmondson for routine legal work.
8:56 a.m.
Microchips can help ID pets
Pheobe's family will never have to worry about not being able to identify their white boxer. On Tuesday morning they brought her to the Las Vegas Convention Center to have a microchip implanted under her ...
8:36 a.m.
Community briefs for July 13, 2005
The Animal Foundation is calling on all animal lovers to help alleviate emergency overcrowding levels at the Lied Animal Shelter by adopting a new pet or making a monetary donation to the foundation.
8:35 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Frustrated travelers carry on
I know it's boring to hang around an airport the recommended time (up to 2 hours) before departure, but it's better than hearing that your assigned seat has been given away because you hadn't checked ...
8:23 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Animal magnetism trumpeted at 'Best of Show'
Judged by certified American Kennel Club (AKC) professionals and emceed with humor by Steve Schorr (Cox Communications) and John Fredericks (KVBC Channel 3 meterologist), the dog show was a charming affair for animal lovers of ...
8:23 a.m.

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