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Archive for June 10, 2005

San Francisco archdiocese settles 15 priest abuse claims for $21.2 million
SAN FRANCISCO - The Archdiocese of San Francisco agreed Friday to settle 15 pending lawsuits involving allegations of sexual abuse by priests under its jurisdiction for $21.2 million, according to a statement from the church.
11:44 a.m.
Hollywood Casino creditors vote to sell property
If a federal bankruptcy judge approves the ballots and a reorganization plan, the Reno-based company will be able to take over the floating casino. Plans call for the casino to be renamed Eldorado Casino-Shreveport.
11:17 a.m.
Las Vegas Sands may spend $2.75 billion on Macau projects
Las Vegas Sands Corp., which opened the $265 million Sands Macau in 2004, may spend about $2.75 billion to build a casino resort and finance the development of three hotels in Macau, Chief Executive Sheldon ...
11:16 a.m.
DOE official: Yucca plans advancing
PAHRUMP -- An Energy Department official pledged Thursday that the planned nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain is moving "full steam ahead," although a representative of an energy company said he was eyeing 2015 for ...
11:16 a.m.
Galardi points finger at LV officials
SAN DIEGO -- The former owner of a string of strip clubs in Las Vegas and San Diego took the stand in a federal corruption trial Thursday, accusing former Clark County Commissioner Lance Malone of ...
11:13 a.m.
Wedding chapels to battle it out in court
Allegations that employees of one of Las Vegas' leading wedding chapels have harassed and threatened a competitor have taken the "chapel wars" from the sidewalk outside the Clark County Courthouse into the courtroom.
11:12 a.m.
Governor to veto cabbie bill
Faced with a threat of a cabdriver strike that would wreak havoc on the tourism industry in Las Vegas, Gov. Kenny Guinn today will veto a bill that would have stopped cabbies from accepting tips ...
11:11 a.m.
Pilot error blamed in crash of Predator craft at Nellis
During a check flight, the Predator had a navigation system malfunction that resulted in the pilot (who flies the craft from a remote location) deciding to immediately land the aircraft, officials said. During the landing, ...
11:08 a.m.
Clinton addresses insurance convention
Former President Bill Clinton told a health insurance convention in Las Vegas this morning that in this "more interdependent world ... we need more friends and fewer enemies."
11:06 a.m.
Rural counties band together to keep water from LV Valley
Six rural counties have drafted a plan to create a centralized water authority that would control and protect the water resources in those counties against the huge needs of Southern Nevada, rural county officials said.
11:03 a.m.
Two jurors couldn't vote death for child murderer
For two jurors, Beau Maestas' troubled childhood and drug use was enough to convince them death wasn't warranted.
11:02 a.m.
Funding pleases mental health advocates
As the dust settles from the frantic ending of the legislative session, advocates for the mentally ill are cheering.
11:01 a.m.
Feds may not get cash from state land sales
WASHINGTON -- The chance that the federal government will start getting more than half of the money earned from sales of public land in Nevada grew slimmer Thursday when the Senate Appropriations passed the Interior ...
10:58 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Finally, gamblers getting help
"I have felt guilty for years that I have this slot route business that does really well and there could be people who suffer from patronizing the machines at my locations," he says. "But I ...
10:57 a.m.
Shuffle Master profit rises 24 percent
The Las Vegas company earned $6.8 million or 19 cents per share in the second quarter compared with profit of $5.5 million or 14 cents per share a year ago.
10:48 a.m.
Murren: Yemenidjian will be tough competitor
Departing MGM Mirage board member Alex Yemenidjian won't likely partner with the company on any future gaming projects and would instead emerge as a competitor, a top MGM Mirage executive said.
10:47 a.m.
Cost, quality, access remain concerns
Cost, quality and accessibility are the three major challenges facing health care companies and consumers.
10:47 a.m.
Unocal bid gets FTC OK
The FTC said it approved the acquisition on condition that Unocal stop enforcing patents for reformulated gasoline that antitrust enforcers said would have imposed more than $500 million each year in higher prices on California ...
10:45 a.m.
Vegas company is sold
MDU Resources Group Inc. -- a publicly traded firm that provides oil and natural gas production, mining and power production -- said in a release issued today that it had purchased Bombard -- a firm ...
10:45 a.m.
Company's shares may rise on possible acquisition
Aztar's 34-acre site on the Strip includes enough undeveloped land to build another hotel, the magazine said, citing Gabelli Asset Management's Larry Haverty.
10:44 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 10, 2005
Four post players who are all 6-foot-3 or taller -- Shamela Hampton, Latoya Hunt, Faye Muller, Samantha Stickler -- and guard Brittany Halberg have signed letters of intent to play for head coach Regina Miller's ...
10:41 a.m.
Police officers involved in death are identified
Ruiz, 27, was hired by Metro in July 2000. Rodriguez, 40, has been with the department since June 1989. They are on paid leave while the incident is investigated.
9:53 a.m.
Judge orders board to renew license for Emerald
CHICAGO -- A judge on Thursday ordered the Illinois Gaming Board to renew the bankrupt Emerald Casino's gambling license and allow it to relocate to suburban Rosemont, but attorneys for the board contend a hearing ...
9:51 a.m.
Artist may work on LV City Hall
Mayor Oscar Goodman said Thursday that Gabarron has offered to work for free so long as someone else provides the materials.
9:50 a.m.
Racing awaits gaming bump
Three state tracks have applied for gaming operator licenses and the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission is establishing infrastructure to support those operations. Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw and Will Rogers ...
9:49 a.m.
Pataki submits legislation to settle Mohawk land claim
But a key Republican senator said the bill has a "slim" chance of passing because it doesn't include a so-called community protection fund that would address public safety, health care, transportation and other problems that ...
9:48 a.m.
Baldacci veto pushes racino battle into new phase
Racino proponents are expected to push for legislative endorsement of a statewide referendum vote on the proposal. And Baldacci, emphasizing that his opposition to expanded gaming in Maine is personal, said any change in current ...
9:47 a.m.
Oneidas release expenditures
The nation disclosed its expenditures to officials in the town of Verona, where the tribe's more-than 200 parcels have been assessed at around $400 million. The nation submitted the information as part of its grievance ...
9:47 a.m.
Two juveniles arrested in shooting incidents
Metro is investigating whether the two shootings are related but were treating the incidents as separate, said Metro Lt. George Castro.
9:45 a.m.
News briefs for June 10, 2005
Metro Police this morning were investigating the apparent homicide of a 20-year-old woman found dead in an apartment complex on Decatur Blvd and Sahara Ave at about 3:40 a.m.
9:44 a.m.
'Suspicious' briefcase in planter leads to downtown shutdown
Metro Police closed off downtown streets, evacuated some businesses and put the Clark County Detention Center in lockdown after a "suspicious" briefcase containing possible explosives was found across the street from the jail on Thursday.
9:43 a.m.
U.S. trade gap widens to $57 billion in April
The trade gap in goods and services followed a $53.6 billion deficit in March that was narrower than the government first reported, the Commerce Department today said in Washington. Imports rose 4.1 percent, the biggest ...
9:37 a.m.
U.S. Geological Suvey chief Groat resigns
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Geological Survey chief resigned Thursday, but a spokeswoman said his departure has nothing to do with the ongoing investigation into e-mails that indicate his agency's employees may have falsified data on ...
9:37 a.m.
Graduation ceremonies
Graduation ceremonies
9:34 a.m.
Officials busy verifying which students will actually graduate
With commencement season under way, Clark County School District officials are busy verifying academic credits and proficiency exam results to determine how many members of the class of 2005 will be taking home diplomas.
9:34 a.m.
Obituaries for June 10, 2005
Issac William Barnes, 66, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 21, 1938, in Mississippi. A resident for 43 years, he was a hotel cook.
9:33 a.m.
Google Maps tinkerers make demographic data come alive
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tracking sexual predators in Florida. Guiding travelers to the cheapest gas nationwide. Pinpointing $1,500 studio apartments for rent in Manhattan.
9:30 a.m.
Cellular towers decision delayed
The Clark County School Board delayed approving plans to lease space at high schools to cellular phone companies for transmission towers Thursday after several members said they wanted more time to consider both safety issues ...
9:29 a.m.
Board denied bid to end talks with mechanics
The National Mediation Board told both parties in a letter today that the case doesn't call "at this time" for letting them move into a cooling-off period before a possible lockout or strike. The Aircraft ...
9:28 a.m.
Company raises sales, margin forecasts on laptop demand
Sales will rise to $9.1 billion to $9.3 billion, exceeding the $8.6 billion to $9.2 billion predicted in April, Santa Clara, California-based Intel said in a statement today. Intel raised its gross margin prediction to ...
9:27 a.m.
Cause of small fire at Test Site is unknown
Federal officials said they don't yet know exactly why a small fire flared Thursday afternoon while four Nevada Test Site workers were examining the plutonium-contaminated contents of a drum of stored nuclear waste.
9:26 a.m.
Bill to provide Mount Charleston emergency service funds advances
A congressional bill that would provide $750,000 in emergency alert services in the Mount Charleston area advanced another step on Thursday.
9:23 a.m.
Letter: Founders right to exclude religion
The Constitution is a collective collaboration, not a document drafted to individual beliefs. The writers chose to ignore Christianity. Religion is mentioned twice and both times in the negative.
9:23 a.m.
Letter: Develop some reminders about child in hot car
If you know your routine is going to change, ask a spouse, day care center worker, or someone else to call you to ensure the child was safely brought to his or her destination. There ...
9:22 a.m.
Coroner's jury to rule on officer shooting
Officer Robert Chamberlin killed Leopoldo Tijerina Jr. on May 15 outside the Liborio Market near Lamb Boulevard and Washington Avenue.
9:21 a.m.
Editorial: Bill deserves a veto
Nevertheless, we oppose an amendment passed in the closing hours of the Legislature that would outlaw the kickbacks. It was passed in the dead of night, as a surprise, and with no chance for anyone ...
9:19 a.m.
Editorial: Predators in our midst
Horton was arrested last Friday, police officers said, just before he was to meet a 14-year-old student for a sexual encounter at a school dance. Police officers said that Horton not only had previously exchanged ...
9:19 a.m.
Prep coaches want new playoff format
State football coaches have proposed a new playoff format for the 2006-07 school year that would eliminate losing teams advancing to the state semifinals.
9:18 a.m.
Bred for this
There won't be a prince and his War Emblem entourage attending the Belmont Stakes looking for a Triple Crown as in 2002. There won't be a bus full of Funny Cide backers hoping for a ...
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Arena League gets an 'A' for effort
From the looks of things, the Arena Football League is going to throw one heck of a party in Las Vegas this weekend.
9:17 a.m.
Large crowd expected for ArenaBowl XIX
After selling out its championship game for eight consecutive years, the Arena Football League decided to gamble and move its ArenaBowl title game to Las Vegas for the next three years.
9:16 a.m.
Eagles ready to go without T.O.
The Philadelphia Eagles still don't know if Terrell Owens will show up for training camp after he held out of offseason minicamps because he wants to renegotiate the seven-year deal worth almost $49 million he ...
9:13 a.m.
Changes to NHL rules could be passed down
Las Vegas Wranglers goaltender Marc Magliarditi has started adapting to his new career as he begins a summer job as a real estate agent.
9:12 a.m.
Relief pitching improves, but hitters blanked
Then again, what else is there to do on a Tuesday night in Sacramento?
9:12 a.m.
With minutes to spare, killer begs off execution
CARSON CITY -- Less than an hour before his execution, killer Robert McConnell sought and received a stay at the Nevada State Prison, leaving the mother of the victim angry.
9:12 a.m.
High court upholds conviction of man who killed ex-girlfriend's dad
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of Christopher Fiegehen in the murder of his former girlfriend's father and the attempted murder of the mother.
9:11 a.m.
Court says judge wrong in granting hearing for killer
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court said Thursday that District Judge Michael Cherry was wrong when he granted a hearing to David Robert Riker, sentenced to death for the killing of a man in ...
9:11 a.m.
Supreme Court rules union member can't sue lawyer
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a union member who is supplied an attorney by the union cannot bring a malpractice lawsuit against the lawyer, only against the union.
9:11 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gaughan pulls double duty, steps in for injured Bliss
Brendan Gaughan will return to the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series this weekend as a relief driver for Mike Bliss, who is recuperating from hernia surgery.
9:11 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- RICHEBOURG -- Well spotted in grass mile allowance opener, Espinoza on Drysdale trainee, gets the trip here. PASSIVE RESISTANCE -- P. Val returns on Frankel trainee for owner Juddmonte Farms, draws outside ...
9:10 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 9 a.m.
9:09 a.m.
Sizing up the Belmont field
Here is the field for the $1 million, in post position order with morning-line odds, jockey and trainer for the Grade I Belmont Stakes, third and final jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown.
9:06 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Yet another day to play superfecta
Again, this Triple Crown race, like the previous pair, is a great betting opportunity.
9:00 a.m.
Fishing report: Wind conspires to spoil good time
LAKE MEAD: Now is the time of year when anglers should be enjoying good fishing for striped bass and channel catfish. However, a second consecutive week of strong winds has prevented anglers from taking to ...
8:59 a.m.
Miller's jokes, if not politics, hit mark
In interviews he describes himself as a Libertarian, but his political posturing during his comic monologues tend to put him in the camp of the more conservative wing of the Republican Party.
8:37 a.m.
Community briefs for June 10, 2005
The Clark County Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor the state Department of Education and Health's Summer Food Service Program.
8:35 a.m.
Blood drives for June 10, 2005
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Community College of Southern Nevada, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.; 2:30-6:30 p.m., Cunningham Elementary School, 4145 Jimmy Durante Blvd.; 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Nevada Federal Credit Union; 8 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Joseph Husband ...
8:34 a.m.
Boogie with Stu: New bio of 'The Kid' rocks
Scrawny kid from New York's Lower East Side, the son of an illiterate bookie, is blessed with enough natural card sense to attract the attention of mobsters who begin to sponsor him in high-stakes gin ...
8:32 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Vegas gives filmmakers freedom
In 1999, Ed Dentzel, 34 at the time, was the festival coordinator. Kelly Schwarze, 27, then a film major at UNLV, was a volunteer.
8:30 a.m.
Marley's legend fueled by 'Fire'
Every year when the weather turns warm, I invariably turn to the music of Bob Marley.
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Island boy: Ferrara's hometown has a Long history
Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy, Lenny Bruce, Andy Kaufman, Jerry Seinfeld, Rosie O'Donnell, Ray Romano, Carol Leifer, Wendy Liebman, Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling and the late Alan King are among the famous funny folks who were ...
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: On the drums, Monk snares his own identity
"I went to a private prep school, and on the very first day the piano teacher said, 'You know, your father plays the piano incorrectly,' " Monk, son of jazz piano icon Thelonious Monk, said.
8:26 a.m.
Las Vegas films highlight festival
This year marks the fourth year that Trevor Groth has served as director of programing of the CineVegas Film Festival.
8:25 a.m.
Keeping it Reel: As CineVegas grows, so do indy opportunities
"CineVegas was pretty much one of the only outlets for independent films" in Las Vegas, he said. "I remember watching the CineVegas Film Festival at the Orleans hotel and there were about five people in ...
8:25 a.m.
On Display for June 10, 2005
The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art will exhibit "The Impressionist Landscape from Corot to Van Gogh" until Jan. 8, 2006. Admission is $15 and $12 students, Nevada residents and seniors 65 and over. 693-7871.
8:20 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Mills takes world-famous barbecue to NYC party
Today is the day the pitmasters get the smokers going. The food will be cooked throughout the night and all weekend, creating the most sumptuous barbecue anywhere.
8:20 a.m.
Nevada Opera Theatre turns comedic with 'Die Fledermaus'
A farce set up by a vengeful friend launches a series of mistaken identities in Johann Strauss' comic operetta, "Die Fledermaus," which will be presented Saturday by Nevada Opera Theatre.
8:19 a.m.
Crystal Method returns to a more hip Las Vegas
"When I was growing up there, Vegas was really geared toward old people," said Jordan, one half of electronic music duo the Crystal Method.
8:18 a.m.
Performing Arts for June 10, 2005
T.S. Monk Band
8:09 a.m.
Datebook for June 10, 2005
Las Vegas presents "Second Saturday," a day of art, history and culture, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cultural Corridor at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard North and Cashman Center Drive. ...
8:09 a.m.
Editorial: Avoid 'us versus them'
June 11-12, 2005
6:24 a.m.
Editorial: Building on success
June 11-12, 2005
6:22 a.m.
Letter: Car ads waste taxpayer money
June 11-12, 2005
6:20 a.m.
Letter: War is not worth the lives, money
June 11-12, 2005
6:19 a.m.
A win for Guinn
5:55 a.m.
Viva Wayne Vegas
It is Wednesday afternoon, and Casa de Shenandoah is Casa de Chaos. Wayne Newton is conducting an orchestra of animals -- penguins, ducks, geese, cranes, horses, wallabies, swans, peacocks and an umbrella cockatoo -- as ...
5:53 a.m.
Program acts as bridge between Nevada employers, disabled workers
5:15 a.m.
Family Physician of the Year inspires colleagues
5:09 a.m.
Girl's self-esteem would be enhanced by camp
June 11 - 12, 2005
5:08 a.m.

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