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Archive for June 7, 2005

Efforts to study endangered fish result in their deaths
Scientists' efforts last year to understand an endangered fish sheltered in one unique desert location tragically pushed the Devils Hole pupfish closer to extinction, officials said Monday.
11:19 a.m.
Session drags toward finish
CARSON CITY -- After failing to complete its business in the 120-day limit, a special session of the Nevada Legislature inched toward adjournment today as lawmakers were ready to approve bills on the Millennium Scholarship, ...
11:18 a.m.
Lawmakers settle on rebates of $75-$275
CARSON CITY -- With a mere 13 minutes to spare before the end of the Nevada Legislature's 73rd regular session, lawmakers approved rebates of $75 to $275 for every Nevadan who had a registered vehicle ...
11:17 a.m.
Lawmakers reach deal on Millennium Scholarships
CARSON CITY -- It took a special legislative session that dragged lawmakers into the wee hours of this morning, but the Nevada Legislature managed to eke out a compromise on Millennium Scholarships for students attending ...
11:16 a.m.
Study: LV improving wireless access to Web
Las Vegas is coming unwired.
11:13 a.m.
Driver faces charges in death
More than five months after a rollover left a young woman dead, the driver of the Republic Services garbage truck that crushed her is facing felony charges of reckless driving and involuntary manslaughter.
11:12 a.m.
News briefs for June 7, 2005
Metro Police are looking for the driver of a white 1-ton pickup truck with dual rear wheels they say was involved in a crash that injured a pedestrian on Decatur Boulevard on Monday.
11:12 a.m.
Perkins declares controversial neighborhood casino bill dead
CARSON CITY -- The controversial neighborhood casino bill that pitted Station Casinos and Boyd Gaming against organized labor was declared dead by Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, D-Henderson, Monday.
11:10 a.m.
Median price of LV homes reaches $300,000
The Las Vegas housing market reached a milestone in May as the median sales price hit $300,000.
11:09 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Three-horse race shaping up in GOP
That's the word from one of her top campaign aides following Sunday's column that suggested her candidacy hasn't excited the Republican she's looking to replace, Gov. Kenny Guinn.
11:08 a.m.
Death penalty verdict is under question
Jurors who sentenced Donte Johnson to death in May for killing four young men have received phone calls and in some cases personal visits from an investigator asking if anything improper occurred within the jury.
11:07 a.m.
Maestas apologizes to families
In a voice just above a whisper, Beau Maestas apologized Monday to the little girl he left paralyzed and to the family of her half-sister whom he killed as he addressed the jury who will ...
11:06 a.m.
Church, state meet to help cause of unadopted children
The Interfaith Roundtable will be rebroadcast on Clark County Television, cable Channel 4, Wednesday at 6 a.m., Thursday at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., Friday at 7 a. m. and 5 p.m., Saturday at 8 ...
11:06 a.m.
Legislative briefs for June 7, 2005
CARSON CITY -- A bill permitting the state and local governments to create a tourist improvement district and issue bonds to finance a project won approval shortly before the end of the regular session of ...
11:00 a.m.
Company files with SEC over exchange of notes
Both the original and offered notes are due in 2015.
10:57 a.m.
Man dies in police custody
Department officials were still trying to determine what happened this morning and refused to release any information, Sgt. Chris Jones said.
10:56 a.m.
Casino operator seeks cut in interest rate
Boyd Gaming wants to increase its revolving credit to $1.35 billion, from $1.1 billion, and reduce the interest rate to 1.25 percentage points more than the London interbank offered rate, said Treasurer Paul Chakmak. He ...
10:55 a.m.
Company announces first-quarter income
The results were up $195,423 from the $23,306 reported in the same 2004 quarter. Revenue for the quarter was $3.3 million, up from $2.5 million a year ago.
10:54 a.m.
City council vote takes Rose Bowl out of the running as stadium site
The City Council voted 4-2 to drop its bid to bring an NFL team to the Rose Bowl early today after nearly seven hours of debate, leaving just two of four original cities among those ...
10:52 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 7, 2005
Thieves broke into the home of Israeli windsurfer Gal Fridman's parents today in Jerusalem and stole his Olympic gold medal from the Athens Games.
10:51 a.m.
Marathon could pay millions
The 39-year-old Las Vegas International Marathon is history, but organizers of the New Las Vegas Marathon hope to make history at the Dec. 4 inaugural event.
10:48 a.m.
State seeks draft copy of Yucca license application
WASHINGTON -- Nevada lawyers have filed a petition to obtain a draft copy of the Yucca Mountain license application, which Energy Department officials have declined to make public.
9:58 a.m.
Despite DOE e-mails, Yucca research deemed legitimate
PAHRUMP -- Investigations by the Energy Department so far have found that scientific research into how water flows at Yucca Mountain is solid, despite e-mails by U.S. Geological Survey workers that suggest they falsified quality ...
9:57 a.m.
Reid says Congress has 'accomplished nothing'
WASHINGTON -- Congress returned Monday after a weeklong recess and promptly resumed the partisan bickering that has slowed legislative business this year.
9:56 a.m.
Obituaries for June 7, 2005
Elizabeth Blinn Green, 88, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Saturday. A former Las Vegas resident, she was born Feb. 17, 1917, in Hungary.
9:56 a.m.
Deal struck on Millennium Scholarships
CARSON CITY -- It took a special legislative session that dragged lawmakers into the wee hours of this morning, but the Nevada Legislature managed to eke out a compromise on Millennium Scholarships for students attending ...
9:55 a.m.
Amendment gives golf courses tax break
CARSON CITY -- A big property tax break is going to golf courses in Nevada.
9:52 a.m.
Attorneys, court officials mourn death of colleague
Family law attorney Matthew Manning was known for the seersucker shirts, big belt buckles and cowboy boots made of ostrich leather that he wore in court.
9:52 a.m.
Fire destroys house under construction
Fire destroyed a 5,000-square-foot house under construction in a gated community in Henderson on Monday.
9:51 a.m.
Man injured in youth melee
At least nine Metro Police patrol cars responded to the fight around 3 p.m., but officers did not have any suspects in custody because the youths ran when they spotted police cars, Metro spokesman Eric ...
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Not hiring Karl might have saved some money
When I turned on my cell phone Sunday, there was a voice mail from a guy who sounded an awfully lot like Mike Hamrick but was actually a pal doing an impression of the UNLV ...
9:48 a.m.
Week of partying leads up to ArenaBowl
Las Vegas has proven to be a popular destination in the past when it comes to hosting major sporting events like championship boxing matches, NASCAR and the National Finals Rodeo.
9:46 a.m.
Senate, Assembly pass pet projects
CARSON CITY -- The Senate and Assembly took different directions in spending extra state money for their pet projects. Most of the Senate's projects were in Northern Nevada. The Senate allocated money on such things ...
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Earnhardt Jr. not reaching for the panic button yet
The NASCAR Nextel Cup Series is halfway through its 26-race "regular season" and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 15th in the standings.
9:45 a.m.
Henderson man is charged with clean air violations
Tory Mathew Stone, 42, who owns and operates All World Cycles Inc. in Anaheim, Calif., and Henderson, was named in a 13-count indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury on May 4. The ...
9:44 a.m.
Dutch ambassador discusses effects of global terrorism
The global war on terrorism and incidents within the Netherlands, such as the killing of a filmmaker by a Muslim extremist, has forced the Western European country to re-examine how it balances security and civil ...
9:44 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:42 a.m.
Google, Yahoo lose bid to dismiss gambling ad suit
Yahoo! Inc., Google Inc., and other Internet search engines lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit filed by two gamblers over advertisements promoting online casinos.
9:39 a.m.
Senate stubs out proposal to ban smoking in bars, eateries
Sen. Rob Marionneaux said his bill would allow bar and restaurant employees to work without having to breathe second-hand smoke and allow families to eat out without sitting next to smokers. He said Louisiana should ...
9:39 a.m.
Mayor to seek dismissal of charges in gambling case
"Evidently, the attorneys think there is a valid reason to dismiss," Howard told the (Pekin) Daily Times after Monday's hearing.
9:38 a.m.
Deal to split investment in Emerald Casino detailed
CHICAGO -- The chairman of a suburban bank refused to testify during a license revocation hearing Monday about a deal to secretly split an investment interest in the bankrupt Emerald Casino project.
9:37 a.m.
Court: California residents can sue Nevada casinos for false advertising
LAS VEGAS -- California residents may bring suit in their own state courts against Nevada casinos for false advertising and deceptive business practices, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday.
9:37 a.m.
Bank of America may cut Boyd bank loan rate
Bank of America Corp., CIBC World Markets and Wells Fargo & Co. may cut the rates on $1.85 billion of bank loans for Boyd Gaming Corp., which co-owns the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in ...
9:36 a.m.
Senate, Assembly pass bill to boost state workers' pay
CARSON CITY -- Outside of doctors and psychiatrists, some of the highest paid state workers will be the chairman of the Nevada Gaming Control and the chief clerk of the Nevada Supreme Court.
9:22 a.m.
Guinn signs kids-left-in-cars bill
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn signed 38 bills into law on Monday, including one that aims to prevent people from leaving children alone in vehicles when doing so would place the child in danger. ...
9:22 a.m.
Rural counties get $1 million for water fight
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's rural counties will have $1 million to help "level the playing field" in a battle to preserve its water from growing Las Vegas.
9:11 a.m.
GM plans to cut 25,000 jobs
WILMINGTON, Del. -- General Motors Corp. plans to eliminate 25,000 jobs in the United States by 2008 and close plants as part of a strategy to revive North American business at the world's largest automaker, ...
9:10 a.m.
Man gets 37 months in case
Robert O. McClung was sentenced in Pocatello, Idaho, for using two businesses incorporated in Nevada to solicit $1.7 million in investments with the promise of strong returns and minimal risk through day trading, a Justice ...
9:09 a.m.
Greenspan: low bond yields remain unsolved puzzle
An inverted yield curve historically was "a forward indicator for softening economic activity," Greenspan said in response to a question after speaking by satellite to the International Monetary Conference today in Beijing.
9:08 a.m.
Not so different now: Apple to use Intel chips
SAN FRANCISCO -- For two decades, Apple Computer Inc. touted its Macintosh as a superior alternative to PCs based on Intel Corp. chips and Microsoft Corp. software. In ads, it urged people to "Think Different" ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Hypocrisy in base closures
Yet now that George W. Bush has gotten us into a quagmire in Iraq with no way to pay for the upkeep, conservatives are trying to sell us on the notion that cutting funding for ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Hydrogen power should be free of nuclear energy
Unfortunately, the Bush administration has proposed a $1.1 billion experimental nuclear reactor targeted for Idaho. The hydrogen fuel generator would be built, entirely with federal taxpayer money, as a showcase for Bush's "Freedom Car Initiative," ...
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: Park could be ruined
In April the City Council approved an initial plan for a transfer, one that would leave the park's 60-acre core reserved for passive uses, but leave the park's other 620 acres vulnerable to intensive uses ...
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Marijuana as medicine
Some advocates of medical marijuana, while disappointed by the ruling, tried to minimize its actual impact. They believe the federal government won't crack down on patients who use marijuana, noting that it is state and ...
9:03 a.m.
Teachers win excellence awards
This year's local winners are: Cheri DiMartino, Eva Wolfe Elementary School; Tina Laureano, Antonello Elementary School; and Robin Schumacher, Staton Elementary School.
8:35 a.m.
Consultant: Weather, not blasting, likely cause of damage to homes
A Henderson consultant said construction blasting did not crack walls in homes at MacDonald Highlands, Crystal Ridge and Sun City MacDonald Ranch.
8:35 a.m.
Ex-Thunderbird Burns returning to Nellis
Maj. Brian Burns, who flew the position of right wing man, stopped flying on May 7 citing an unspecified medical condition that was affecting his ability to perform with the Thunderbirds.
8:34 a.m.
Community briefs for June 7, 2005
The Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park will celebrate 150 years in Las Vegas and the completion of the new Visitors Center and Museum 9 a.m. Saturday at the, 500 E. Washington Ave.
8:34 a.m.
Galardi may be selling Jaguars
A former operator of the Club Paradise strip club near the Hard Rock Hotel is running Jaguars and is in negotiations to buy that strip club from Jack Galardi, the operator said Monday.
8:34 a.m.
Immunization schedule for June 7, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Friday.
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A time to rage against the machine
(That would be "premenstrual syndrome," which can be associated with, but is not limited to, "pending murder syndrome.")
8:16 a.m.
Seuss is Wild: Super Summer Theatre celebrates 30th anniversary with a who's who of literary fame
The Whos are there, as is the Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie Bird and Vlad Vladikoff. Only, they've slipped off their pages, far from original context, to mingle in an equally imaginative world ...
8:16 a.m.
Highlights of the Nevada state budget
-TOTAL SPENDING: The state's coming two-year budget includes nearly $6 billion in general fund and highway fund spending plus an additional $8.85 billion in federal money. The total budget is approximately $15 billion. That's at ...
6:11 a.m.

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