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11:24 a.m.
First subpoena to be issued in Yucca e-mail investigation
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Geological Survey scientist Joe Hevesi is to be subpoenaed today to appear at a June 29 congressional subcommittee hearing to discuss his involvement with possibly falsified scientific research used to support the ...
11:12 a.m.
Number of Las Vegas visitors rises in April
On the heels of a strong National Association of Broadcasters convention and publicity surrounding opening of Wynn Las Vegas, visitor volume in April reached 3.29 million, up 1.5 percent from the same 2004 month, the ...
11:12 a.m.
Officials have to eat centennial cake cost
What was billed as the world's largest cake surprisingly came with a bill -- $95,000.
11:11 a.m.
Group may increase oil output
But economists dismissed the move to lift the official quota to 28 million barrels a day, noting that the 10 member nations bound by it are already pumping that much. They said oil markets -- ...
11:11 a.m.
Bally's could be imploded, rebuilt
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. is contemplating a major renovation of its Bally's resort on the Strip that might involve imploding it and building a Horseshoe-brand hotel, the company's top executive said Monday.
11:09 a.m.
Laborers Union election stands
A federal judge has decided not to rerun an election of officers for the Laborers Union Local 872, after a union member complained to the U.S. Labor Department that the election was improperly run.
11:08 a.m.
EEOC overhaul plan adds Las Vegas office
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's plan to restructure and streamline its operations could include a new local office in Las Vegas.
11:06 a.m.
County was ready to enforce anti-kickback rule
Clark County had been poised to enforce a rarely used, 20-year-old ordinance barring strip clubs from giving cabdrivers bounties for bringing them customers but backed off late Monday, apparently to ward off a potential cabbie ...
11:06 a.m.
Bidders lining up for chance at 2,000 acres in Laughlin
On Wednesday the Bureau of Land Management will auction off more than 2,000 acres in Laughlin.
11:05 a.m.
Regent's testimonial for grandson sparks ethics questions
University Regent Jack Lund Schofield's personal endorsement of his chiropractor grandson has raised some eyebrows about the propriety of the plug.
11:04 a.m.
Final payment made in $34 million settlement
Escobar Chanos said $8.5 million went to Southwest Gas, $10 million to Nevada Power Co. and $15.5 million was distributed to large commercial customers such as hotels and industries.
11:03 a.m.
Inmate with TB appears in court
A jail inmate with contagious tuberculosis was taken to court Monday morning despite a judge's order of quarantine, potentially exposing lawyers, court workers and other criminal defendants to the disease, officials said.
10:57 a.m.
Rogers pushes raise for Harter
University system Chancellor Jim Rogers wants to bolster UNLV President Carol Harter's salary -- for the second time in less than a year.
10:56 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: County eases up on cabbies
That's when Gov. Kenny Guinn announced he was vetoing a transportation bill that passed the Legislature in its waning days with a secret amendment barring cabbies from receiving the gratuities.
10:55 a.m.
Guinn signs bill moving primaries up to August
CARSON CITY -- With one exception since 1909, Nevada's primary election has always been held in September.
10:54 a.m.
Police seek link with three recent shootings in one area
Metro Police are trying to determine whether some kind of gang warfare is ongoing in a neighborhood between the UNLV campus and Sunrise Hospital.
10:53 a.m.
Base to be named after Creech
The air base at Indian Springs will get a new name on June 20 -- a sign of the auxiliary field's growing role in the Air Force's mission, officials at Nellis Air Force Base announced ...
10:52 a.m.
Dolphins starting to warm to Ricky's return
When Ricky Williams abruptly retired just days before training camp last summer, the prevailing notion was the star running back would never be accepted back by the Miami Dolphins teammates he deserted.
10:40 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 14, 2005
The College World Series is practically an annual destination for Texas and Arizona State. For most of the other six teams in college baseball's championship round, Omaha is largely unfamiliar territory.
10:40 a.m.
Moore will go pro after Pinehurst
Moore, the most decorated student-athlete in UNLV history, has accepted a sponsor's exemption to the Barclays Classic on the PGA tour at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y., June 20-26.
10:39 a.m.
Murder-plot suspects with ties to club will stand trial
Three people who allegedly participated in a plot to kill a man who bad-mouthed a strip club will stand trial, a Boulder City judge ruled Monday.
9:44 a.m.
City building revenue with land lease deals
As the June 7 election results showed, Boulder City's land may not be for sale, but it's definitely up for lease.
9:41 a.m.
Repair of leaks will slow traffic in airport tunnel
The drops of water seeping through the airport connector tunnel leading from I-215 East to the Strip are nothing to worry about, McCarran International Airport officials said Monday.
9:39 a.m.
Reid praises nuke industry, but pushes Yucca alternative
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, offered rare -- if lukewarm -- words of praise for the nuclear industry Monday.
9:36 a.m.
News briefs for June 14, 2005
Three children, including a 4-year-old who suffered critical injuries, were taken to University Medical Center after three vehicles crashed in northwest Las Vegas, Metro Police said.
9:36 a.m.
Woman who smothered son sentenced
A 39-year-old woman who said a devil voice told her to smother her 9-year-old son was sentenced to jail time, inpatient mental health treatment and five years probation by a judge on Monday.
9:34 a.m.
BLM extends public comment on proposed water project
The Southern Nevada Water Authority has applied to the Bureau of Land Management for temporary and permanent rights-of-way to build and operate a pipeline on public lands to bring water from rural areas to Las ...
9:31 a.m.
Community briefs for June 14, 2005
The Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services Aquatics Unit offers families the opportunity to build their own boats to parade and race in the second annual Splash Box Derby scheduled for Saturday at the Pavilion ...
9:30 a.m.
Immunization schedule for June 14, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Friday.
9:30 a.m.
Former U.S. attorney, magistrate Ward dies at 81
Joseph L. "Joe" Ward, who as a U.S. attorney and a U.S. magistrate in Las Vegas sought to rid the casino industry of mob corruption, died Saturday at a Las Vegas hospice. He was 81.
9:21 a.m.
Obituaries for June 14, 2005
Margery Tanner Babcock, 79, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. She was born July 6, 1925, in Salt Lake City. A resident for 63 years, she was a hospital dietician.
9:20 a.m.
Bill to help problem gamblers among 44 more signed by Guinn
CARSON CITY -- A new program that could help more than 50,000 pathological gamblers has been signed into law by Gov. Kenny Guinn.
9:19 a.m.
Soccer clubs sue companies on image rights
Dutch champion PSV Eindhoven joined Juventus in the legal action, which was filed in Paris and Liege courts, Juventus said. Jean-Louis Dupont, a lawyer for the G14 group of leading European soccer clubs, will represent ...
9:14 a.m.
State, pueblo to meet for settlement conference
A settlement conference scheduled for June 17 will be the first court action in the 2000 casino revenue-sharing case since late April, when a federal judge halted proceedings saying that serious negotiations between the parties ...
9:13 a.m.
Policy restricts sales of land for gaming
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- When the Legislature directs the state to sell off a parcel of surplus land, future buyers will have to pay a premium if the land is to be used for gambling.
9:11 a.m.
Retail sales, wholesale prices fall in May
Reduced spending on vehicles, fuel and department-store merchandise pulled down sales by 0.5 percent after a 1.5 percent increase in April that was the biggest since September, the Commerce Department said today in Washington. Prices ...
9:10 a.m.
Gladiators will retain coach James for second season
The "Seinfeld" of coaching mysteries is over and just like the TV show, it was a story about nothing.
9:10 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Harvick lashes out at Speed Channel for reporting rumor
Kevin Harvick angrily denied a rumor that he would replace Rusty Wallace in the No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge when Wallace retires at the end of the 2005 NASCAR Nextel Cup season.
9:08 a.m.
Henderson's Baker bowls over local competition
Like any other bowler at the American Bowling Congress Senior Masters, Henderson resident Dick Baker stepped onto the lane, put his bowling balls on the rack, turned his cell phone off and began to stretch ...
9:02 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:01 a.m.
Letter: Scrubs shouldn't leave hospitals
What type, and how many, potent germs are contracted outside and transmitted to patients by this careless practice? If there isn't a law to forbid staff from wearing their scrubs outside before going to their ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Evangelical movement is inconsistent
Members of this movement speak of Christian values and Christian morals as though Christianity possesses a monopoly on morality, which it doesn't. In fact I sometimes question their moral values. For instance, just how moral ...
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: Questions in girl's suicide
Her mother said Brittany's emotional troubles began around age 9, when she was diagnosed with a mental illness, and had plunged to new depths after the assault. When the illness was dormant, the mother described ...
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: Happy hour at the grocery store?
Compare the Nevada Legislature's decision not to set guidelines to a recently passed law in Arizona that permits grocery stores to allow alcoholic drinks to be sampled. According to a story in the Arizona Daily ...
8:54 a.m.
Walken to be honored at CineVegas
For ticket information, go to: or call 992-7979. Event highlights include:
8:26 a.m.
Winning Pair: Bellagio thrives in partnership with Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
In its second partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art last weekend, opened "The Impressionist Landscape from Corot to Van Gogh," a 34-piece collection of 19th-century French painting.
8:24 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Amid trees, hotel is sprucing up
Under a brilliant blue sky, Phillips and other crafts vendors breathed deeply of the clean mountain air and talked quietly with shoppers and passersby.
8:15 a.m.

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