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Archive for July 14, 2005

Porter demands deadline be set on Yucca e-mails
Porter first requested the documents April 7, as part of a congressional investigation of e-mails that suggest quality assurance documents were falsified. The Energy Department has declined to release the documents, and it missed a ...
11:16 a.m.
Owner of Stratosphere exploring expansion
Owners of the Stratosphere are considering adding new rooms and a convention center to the 2,444-room resort just north of the Las Vegas Strip.
11:15 a.m.
Commuter carrier to add Palm Springs flight
Mesa Airlines, operating as America West Express, will offer night flights linking the two desert resort cities, with flights leaving Palm Springs at 9:10 p.m. and arriving an hour later in Las Vegas and the ...
11:14 a.m.
Justices: Constitution doesn't guarantee lawyer to parents in custody disputes
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court ruled this morning that parents do not have a constitutional right to have a lawyer in court proceedings to terminate custody of the children.
11:12 a.m.
South Strip condo tower receives financing
The 10-acre project broke ground Wednesday and has so far signed sales contracts for about 70 percent of the units. The tower is owned by ADG Development, a New York limited liability company with real ...
11:09 a.m.
Solar firm wins tax break for plant
North Carolina-based Solargenix Energy LLC on Wednesday received more than $15 million in incentives from the Nevada Commission on Economic Development for its proposed solar energy power plant in Boulder City.
11:08 a.m.
Five injured when car jumps curb at CAT bus stop
The crash occurred about 7:45 a.m. on Desert Inn Road near Boulder Highway, Metro Police said. A light-colored compact car was heading east on Desert Inn when the car drifted to the side of the ...
11:08 a.m.
Valley's temperatures approach record highs
Hotter than normal temperatures could continue through the weekend, forecasters warned Wednesday after some thermometers in Las Vegas reached unofficial temperatures as high as 120 degrees.
11:03 a.m.
Commissioner urges restrictions on golf courses
A proposed moratorium expected to come before Clark County commissioners next week could halt construction of new golf courses for up to three years.
11:02 a.m.
Chemotherapy sidelines Panthers linebacker again
Carolina linebacker Mark Fields picked up an ESPY Award for best comeback Wednesday night before he begins treatment for a recurrence of Hodgkin's disease.
10:57 a.m.
Southwest sees profit rise for 57th straight quarter
Southwest Airlines shook off the effect of high fuel prices hampering the aviation industry and turned in its 57th consecutive profitable quarter, Las Vegas' market-leading airline reported today.
10:57 a.m.
New Frontier faces possible demolition in '06
The aging New Frontier hotel and casino could be torn down as early as the first quarter of next year to make way for a major resort with up to 3,500 rooms, owner Phil Ruffin ...
10:57 a.m.
Wie wins another one, advances to third round
LEBANON, Ohio -- Michelle Wie played through a persistent drizzle today to easily advance in her second match at the men's Amateur Public Links.
10:56 a.m.
Vegas poker events planned
Starting next month, Harrah's will begin hosting the second season of its World Series of Poker Circuit.
10:55 a.m.
Youths who 'age out' hit roadblocks
A taxpayer-funded program with $1.3 million for youths who turn 18 in the state's care has hit roadblocks in its first month under a new nonprofit organization.
10:53 a.m.
Kids go ahead with simulated launch after shuttle scrubbed
With plans to watch NASA send Discovery into orbit scratched by a faulty fuel gauge Wednesday, students at Lamping Elementary School did the next best thing: They launched a shuttle of their own.
10:52 a.m.
Clem the alligator's life on the run ends with capture by volunteers
Clem the alligator's tale as a wild-west desperado has come to an end.
10:51 a.m.
New state law draws criticism of ethics panel
CARSON CITY -- A new state law making it tougher for public officials accused of ethics offenses to show they were not willful violations has been criticized by at least one member of the state ...
10:51 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Hopkins rules in pound-for-pound rankings
1. Bernard Hopkins 2. Floyd Mayweather Jr. 3. Winky Wright 4. Diego Corrales 5. Marco Antonio Barrera 6. Erik Morales 7. Manny Pacquiao 8.Jose Luis Castillo 9. Ricky Hatton 10. Antonio Tarver
10:45 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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10:42 a.m.
$1.1 billion gambling revenue mark reached
Statewide casino revenue was up by 4.3 percent at the three racetrack casinos and 10 riverboats, and admissions totaled nearly 19.8 million for the budget year ending June 30, according to the Iowa Racing and ...
10:05 a.m.
Council to vote on deal for city land
The Las Vegas City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on deal for city-owned land that would bring another bar or nightclub and possibly a 45-story skyline-altering high-rise to the city's fledgling entertainment district in ...
10:05 a.m.
Court rules against man in casino winnings case
LANSING, Mich. -- A man who claims he won a $13.7 million jackpot from a slot machine only to have a Detroit casino refuse to pay the winnings lost an appeal Wednesday before the Michigan ...
10:01 a.m.
Top pros make their move in fifth round
As the field of players was whittled to a few final tables in the World Series of Poker, some of the game's top pros asserted themselves after days of playing patient, smart poker.
10:00 a.m.
Governor could stall horse races at Downs at Santa Fe
But while Pojoaque Pueblo Gov. George Rivera said reopening the track south of Santa Fe would be an economic boost for the state, a spokesman for Gov. Bill Richardson said Tuesday the governor wants to ...
10:00 a.m.
State Finance Committee approves Lincoln Park deal
The 17-1 committee vote sends the measure to the House floor. The House and Senate are expected to return Friday to vote on the bill.
9:58 a.m.
Lawmakers question value of compulsive gamblers program
State auditors recently concluded the Georgia Department of Human Resources' Compulsive Gambling Program is unable to show whether it has had a positive impact on the public or provided any treatment for gambling addicts.
9:56 a.m.
Hopkins, Taylor camps talk the talk
Before their celebrated falling out a few years ago, New York boxing promoter Lou DiBella was aligned with middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins.
9:56 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Beard reunion a brush with the past for Fuller
For Las Vegas resident and NHRA Top Fuel pilot Rod Fuller, his racing life came full circle this week with the announcement that team owner David Powers had hired noted tuner Lee Beard to serve ...
9:55 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 14, 2005
Greg Paulus, the nation's top high school football player, and volleyball phenom Cynthia Barboza were named Gatorade national high school players of the year Wednesday.
9:52 a.m.
Regulators fine two more casinos over beach bars
The state Department of Environmental Protection has fined four casinos for either overstepping the bounds of their beach bar plans or failing to get approval before building the bars.
9:51 a.m.
Reno lawyer to represent tax board in open meeting lawsuits
CARSON CITY -- Reno lawyer Thomas "Spike" Wilson will be paid $300 an hour to defend the Nevada Tax Commission from suits that allege it violated the open meeting law in two cases involving tax ...
9:46 a.m.
Obituaries for July 14, 2005
Tanzie Lee Austin, 41, of North Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born July 21, 1963, in Las Vegas. A lifelong resident, he was a laborer.
9:44 a.m.
City won't appeal massage studio ruling
Henderson officials said they won't appeal a District Court ruling allowing a massage studio to reopen, but the city is considering new regulations intended to discourage prostitution.
9:44 a.m.
Kerr-McGee agreed to pay pollution fine
Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. in May agreed to pay a $55,392 penalty to resolve air permit violations at its Henderson plant, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.
9:43 a.m.
Assistant city manager Rinaldi to retire
Henderson Assistant City Manager Bonnie Rinaldi has announced her retirement, effective today, after working six years for the city and 30 years managing local government and community development and planning in Southern Nevada.
9:41 a.m.
Fundraising, organizing for 2006 governor's race begins
The e-mail went out at 12:01 a.m. Friday, and it was in search of one thing: money.
9:40 a.m.
Guide designed to help kids who 'age out'
A Las Vegas nonprofit organization has published a free guide for youths who turn 18 in foster care and must leave the system to start a life on their own.
9:39 a.m.
Homeless escape searing heat at shelter
As temperatures approached 114 degrees on Wednesday, about 40 homeless men gathered in an air-conditioned room to watch a videotape movie near downtown.
9:38 a.m.
Authorities investigate child's death
If it is, the boy would be the sixth child to die of suspected abuse in the Las Vegas Valley this year, authorities said.
9:37 a.m.
Police arrest man suspected in Laughlin killing
John Bernard Hemmers ran from a house in Summerton, Ariz., when police arrived to arrest him on a murder warrant, but he was later taken into custody, police said. He is being held in a ...
9:36 a.m.
Ex-UMC tech gets sentence for crimes against patients
A former radiological services technician who was described as "a pure predator" by a prosecutor was sentenced to three to 12 years in prison Wednesday for robbing and molesting patients at University Medical Center.
9:28 a.m.
Ralston pleads guilty to DUI
Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Ralston pleaded guilty Wednesday in Justice Court to the misdemeanor charge of DUI first offense.
9:27 a.m.
Attorney: DNA will exonerate husband
A defense attorney claims DNA evidence found under the fingernails of a dead woman will show her estranged husband was not her killer.
9:27 a.m.
Man wants to represent himself in retrial
A 24-year-old man wants to represent himself at his retrial in the execution-style slaying of four young men in August 1998.
9:27 a.m.
LV firm to buy GenCorp unit
American Pacific Corp., which makes rocket propellant, agreed to buy GenCorp Inc.'s Aerojet Fine Chemicals unit for $119 million to enter the pharmaceuticals ingredients business.
9:27 a.m.
Sales of iPods surprise analysts, allay concern
IPod shipments rose to a record 6.16 million, Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple said yesterday. The sales eclipsed the 5.29 million average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News and defied predictions that consumer appetite for ...
9:27 a.m.
Consumer inflation flat in June
WASHINGTON -- Inflation pressures on the consumer were absent for a second straight month in June, reflecting another drop in energy costs, the government reported today.
9:25 a.m.
Delta raising cap on its most expensive fares
The Atlanta-based airline said that effective immediately, one-way walk-up fares are capped at $599, up from $499, for economy class and at $699 for first class.
9:25 a.m.
No decision made by Pistons on Brown
Larry Brown came to a meeting in suburban Detroit on Wednesday requested by the Pistons' owner, Bill Davidson, but after two hours, they articulated their distinct positions without resolving whether Brown would stay as the ...
9:20 a.m.
Boxing: Fight schedule
At Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (HBO), Kassim Ouma, West Palm Beach, Fla., vs. Roman Karmazin, Russia, 12, for Oumas IBF junior middleweight title.
9:19 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- AERIAL HAWK -- Espinoza on Moger, Jr., trainee, draws good spot in starter allowance grass route, open the day with the Hawk. KISS'N DYNA -- Training at Santa Anita, go go Gomez ...
9:13 a.m.
High-profile former coaches hope to form new poll
A group of high-profile former coaches will meet this weekend to discuss forming a new college football poll that won't be part of the Bowl Championship Series formula -- at least this season.
9:11 a.m.
Former Rebels go back to square one
Ryan Claridge and Adam Seward find themselves spending their mornings this week doing what they've done for most of the last five summers -- lifting weights in the Lied Athletic Complex.
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Freeway tortoise art is appreciated
The desert tortoise is indigenous to Nevada. The tortoise is symbolic of the hardiness and ruggedness required to survive the harshness and rigors of our desert terrain. And with persistent, record-breaking building and development in ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Nevada failed to help defeat Bush
Bush is definitely not Nevada's friend. Now he wants to take money from federal land sales in the state, which by an act of Congress are supposed to be spent in Nevada, and use the ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Rolling along after ruling on eminent domain
It may surprise you to learn that not everyone can lose their house this way. There is a very lucky segment of our society who are immune to such seizures. They are those whose houses ...
9:03 a.m.
Community briefs for July 14, 2005
The Women's Suffrage Day Coalition encourages all women who are not registered to vote to participate in voter registration from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at all Clark County libraries and parks and recreation ...
9:00 a.m.
Student briefs for July 14, 2005
Roselia Hernandez, a business technology student at Vo-Tech High School, was elected national high school secretary of SkillsUSA.
9:00 a.m.
Nevadan earns Navy's Wings of Gold
Navy Lt. j. g. Tyler Tennille, son of George Tennille of Las Vegas, was recently designated a naval aviator while serving with Training Air Wing One, Meridian, Miss.
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Will politics decide Yucca?
Congress had ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to set a "radiation standard," which would be integral to how a proposed nuclear waste dump would be built and how the waste would be contained. Congress had ...
8:56 a.m.
Editorial: An industry's tool
The latest Taxicab Authority proposal isn't much of an improvement, however. The proposed regulation would allow cameras with sound, although they would have to "comply with all applicable state and federal laws." The taxicab industry ...
8:56 a.m.
Nevada Patriot Fund, created to aid military families, is going broke
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Patriot Fund, established in 2003, is nearly out of money to help the families of military men and women killed in action.
8:55 a.m.
Not singing the blues: Perez has no regrets as once-meteoric career levels off
What was supposed to be the Las Vegas native's breakthrough second release for Atlantic Records subsidiary Lava instead turned out to be his parting gift from the label. As in, "Here are your masters. Feel ...
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Some days we wade for the bus
OK, OK. Cheap shot, but only depending on the audience. Those riding Citizens Area Transit Route 111 one morning last month would giggle.
8:20 a.m.
TV: New Sensation
It's a cliché to say that reality TV can't sink any lower, but the truth is that it always can. Reality overlord Mark Burnett, whose creations include the behemoths Survivor and The Apprentice (as well ...
12:00 a.m.

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