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Archive for July 18, 2005

Reno plans, Vegas power drive Station Casinos stock
Just when investors thought they knew all about the multitude of casinos locals powerhouse Station Casinos Inc. expects to build over the next decade, the company threw a curveball.
11:12 a.m.
News briefs for July 18, 2005
Metro Police are investigating the Sunday night shooting death of a 19-year-old Las Vegas man outside the Fantasia souvenir store on the Las Vegas Strip.
11:11 a.m.
Valley Health building northwest hospital
The Valley Health System broke ground today on a community hospital in northwest Las Vegas Valley.
11:09 a.m.
Caesars exec to work for Trump
Caesars Palace President Mark Juliano intends to resign from the company July 31 to accept a job offer with Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.
11:04 a.m.
Plan would allow horse-race wagering from outside Nevada
Nevada gaming regulators have begun reviewing a new series of regulations that would enable out-of-state gamblers to bet with Nevada casinos on horse and dog races.
11:02 a.m.
No end to heat wave in sight
It looks like the long hot summer of 2005 may extend through September in Southern Nevada.
11:01 a.m.
Binion's mulls its future in poker
Management at Binion's Gambling Hall and Hotel is offering more questions than answers about next year's Binion's Poker Classic, an inaugural tournament that would follow the 2006 World Series of Poker.
11:01 a.m.
Hettrick considers not running for re-election
CARSON CITY -- Assembly Minority Leader Lynn Hettrick, R-Gardnerville, said this morning that he is considering not running for re-election.
10:46 a.m.
Groups want to remind women of voting rights
Nevada was below the national average in the number of women who voted in the 2004 election:
10:44 a.m.
Democrat Titus announces run for governor
MINDEN -- Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus of Las Vegas officially entered the race for the Democratic nomination for governor Sunday, saying she was not a tool for any special interest group.
10:43 a.m.
Police sergeant faces termination in DUI charges
A Metro Police sergeant is facing a termination hearing at the end of the month after being charged with drunken driving and then leaving the scene of a collision in a separate wreck 10 months ...
10:41 a.m.
Chinese scientists on tour of Nevada
They looked and acted like tourists.
10:41 a.m.
Weatherman's wife backed as successor to Brodsky
Clark County School Board member Denise Brodsky, who announced her resignation Thursday, wants the leader of her parent action committee to replace her on the board.
10:41 a.m.
Former executive accused in spending scandal
One costly expenditure, it alleges, was $8,500 to buy a Polaris Ranger 6x6, an all-terrain vehicle for hunting, from a Wal-Mart vendor. The vendor contributed $2,200.
9:52 a.m.
Gaming a tempting solution to budget woes
TOPEKA, Kan. -- With legislators facing a bad case of budget blues next year, expanded gambling seems a logical solution. But logic and good politics aren't always the twin pillars on which public policy rests.
9:51 a.m.
Lottery officials assess illegal gambling in state
Starting this year at Gov. Mitch Daniels' urging, Indiana's excise police began raiding taverns and fraternal clubs, seizing cash and yanking circuit boards from the video-gambling machines and other devices.
9:51 a.m.
Internet sweepstakes next video gambling battleground
The State Law Enforcement Division recently seized several sweepstakes terminals and other equipment from three York County businesses, the first such seizures in South Carolina.
9:50 a.m.
Developer plans slots parlor at Pocono Manor
Greg Matzel, president of Matzel Development, of Oakhurst, N.J., said a big part of his plans involves getting a license for 5,000 slot machines. That would require beating out Pocono Raceway and Mount Airy Lodge, ...
9:50 a.m.
Slot-style games boost lottery revenue
Lottery Director Dale Penn said Friday the lottery's goal is an income increase of 17 percent for the two-year budget period that began July 1, so the early numbers are a good sign.
9:47 a.m.
Police seize more than 100 machines in raid
Authorities said the sites were using video poker machines, though no one had been arrested. Authorities said charges would come later.
9:46 a.m.
Dollar near 13-month high
Global investors bought a net $60 billion in U.S. assets in May, the Treasury Department will probably say, compared with a trade deficit of $55.3 billion. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in testimony this week ...
9:46 a.m.
Obituaries for July 18, 2005
Maleik Ameir Anderson, 11 days, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born July 1.
9:45 a.m.
Disneyland celebrates 50th in style
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Thousands of Disney fans donned special gold-colored Mickey ears as they streamed through the entrance to Disneyland on Sunday, 50 years after the landmark opened its gates and gave birth to the ...
9:45 a.m.
Property tax bills to reflect tax cap
Those bills will reflect the property tax cap passed earlier this year by the Nevada Legislature. The cap -- 3 percent on owner-occupied property and 8 percent on most other property -- was designed to ...
9:45 a.m.
Questions remain after drug fact-finding trip
CARSON CITY -- Regulators with the state Pharmacy Board are still aiming for September to approve the first applications from Canadian pharmacies to sell lower-priced prescription drugs to Nevadans, but many questions remain unanswered.
9:38 a.m.
Dismissed DUI charge against ex-official may be reinstated
District Judge Donald Mosley on Friday sent a case back to a Henderson Municipal Court judge to reconsider whether a DUI charge should be dismissed against a former state Parole and Probation Department administrator.
9:37 a.m.
Catholic Charities reverses ID policy
An emergency shelter program at Catholic Charities for the homeless to get out of the summer heat reversed a policy denying admission to men without identification, after the Sun reported on the policy last week.
9:37 a.m.
Hopkins, Taylor promise different results in rematch
New world champion Jermain Taylor and Bernard Hopkins plan to reprise their middleweight title fight, perhaps this fall in Las Vegas, with both fighters promising to showcase an entirely different look the second time around.
9:37 a.m.
UNLV picked to finish last in MWC
CORONADO, Calif. -- Mike Sanford won't exactly be burdened with great expectations in his first year as UNLV's head football coach.
9:37 a.m.
I-15 closures scheduled
The $54 million project is expected to last through summer 2007. The project will resurface 50 miles of I-15 in both directions from East Main Street in Barstow to Rasor Road.
9:35 a.m.
Ross finished funding race strong
New Las Vegas Councilman Steve Ross bolstered his campaign fundraising and spending edge in the final weeks leading up to the June 7 election he narrowly won, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday.
9:32 a.m.
Money flows into race for Gibbons' seat
One of the most anticipated congressional races in the nation is in Nevada, and it's heating up.
9:31 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: The 'other' Patrick had a good night, too
There are two drivers named Patrick running around in circles in the Indy Racing League but this column is mostly about the one who doesn't wear a skirt away from the track.
9:25 a.m.
Rehabbing players hope to rejoin parent club soon
LOS ANGELES - Three Los Angeles Dodgers continue rehabilitation assignments at Triple-A into the Las Vegas 51s' upcoming 10-game roadtrip, with pitcher Wilson Alvarez set to be called up Tuesday barring a relapse of his ...
9:24 a.m.
Dodgers calling on 51s call-ups
LOS ANGELES - Sometimes, players linger for years at Triple-A, waiting for September to roll around so they can sit and watch in the major leagues.
9:24 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Summer heat brings with it opening of Del Mar
The recent sweltering triple-digit temperatures reminds us that we are getting into the dog days of summer here in Las Vegas, where we keep reminding ourselves that, after all, it's a dry heat.
9:22 a.m.
Sports briefs for July 18, 2005
David Nalbandian beat Lleyton Hewitt in straight sets to lead Argentina against Australia in their ill-tempered Davis Cup tie and into the semifinals. Russia won both singles matches Sunday to defeat France.
9:21 a.m.
Up next: Las Vegas 51s (37-49) at Col. Springs Sky Sox (39-53)
Aaron Cook (0-0, 15.00) vs. TBA
9:20 a.m.
Weaver gets little support
LOS ANGELES - It's the ironic pattern of a losing team. When the runs come, the pitching doesn't; when the pitching is strong, the offense struggles.
9:17 a.m.
Shot at big leagues can be mixed blessing
LOS ANGELES - It took him four years, but Chin-Feng Chen finally got his first major-league hit on July 4.
9:16 a.m.
Letter: Rest of term will be daunting
8:48 a.m.
Letter: News media bows to president
Four days later, 48 innocent citizens are killed in terrorist attacks in Iraq and we might be lucky to read about it on Page 3.
8:48 a.m.
Letter: Bad news making worry-free facade of Bush crumble
So President Bush's three tax cuts have rocketed our national debt to $7.8 trillion, but, not to worry, he tells us, because one of these years we'll cut the annual deficit in half.
8:47 a.m.
Editorial: Less politics, more results
The test scores also revealed some mediocre news and some news that, frankly, was awful. Middle school students are making strong gains in math but are barely treading water when it comes to reading. According ...
8:45 a.m.
Editorial: From boom to bust
But after the low-interest period, during which the homeowner has paid nothing or virtually nothing on the principal, what happens when the monthly mortgage payment shoots up by a thousand dollars or so, and the ...
8:44 a.m.
First 2005-06 property tax bills to hit mailboxes this week
The county treasurer's office has begun mailing the 2005-06 bills, the first such statements since limits capping the taxes at 3 percent for owner-occupied homes and 8 percent on most other properties. The Nevada Legislature ...
8:43 a.m.
Hospice to hold training classes
FHH volunteers provide active listening, socialization, companionship and caregiver relief for patients and their caregivers. Training is also offered through the Family Home Hospice home study program.
8:43 a.m.
Pioneer Day celebrations set
Pioneer day celebrates the day when Brigham Young and other members of The Church arrived in Great Salt Lake Valley -- July 24, 1847. The first Mormon pioneers arrived in the Las Vegas Valley on ...
8:43 a.m.
Animated discussion
Spider-Man with organic webshooters? Wolverine with retractable adamantine claws that spring from his knuckles and not the back of his hands?
8:22 a.m.
Plant gets back to roots
I've never been particularly star struck around celebrities.
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Not just another Day at school
But it's a pretty safe bet they will remember Day as the teacher who introduced them to books through the popular J.K. Rowling series, which she has been reading aloud to her Mendoza Elementary School ...
8:18 a.m.

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