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Archive for June 15, 2005

Canadian airline to offer nonstop service at McCarran
WestJet, marketed as a low-cost airline, began operations in February 1996 serving five destinations in Western Canada and now offers scheduled service across 34 cities in North America.
11:05 a.m.
Reid nets millions with property deals
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid made $1 million to $5 million in January 2004 by selling a piece of property in Las Vegas and 47 percent interest in an adjoining property, based on ...
11:04 a.m.
Newest Vegas ads tout specific attractions
Starting this week, consumers nationwide will get a taste of Las Vegas through a series of new television spots that will do something that tourism bureaus nationwide have so far avoided.
11:03 a.m.
Union holds job fair
Union holds job fair
11:03 a.m.
Allegiant Air making a success of leisure time
Allegiant Air has taken its unusual business plan on the road.
11:02 a.m.
Nevada Cancer Institute names officials
The institute named a chief operating officer, a chief clinical oncologist, a laboratory services director and a chief information officer. Of the four, two were imported from out of state.
11:02 a.m.
Online poker operator worth $9.2 billion
The Gibraltar-based company's founders plan to raise as much as 1.1 billion pounds by selling 20.6 percent of the shares in London for 111 pence to 127 pence each, PartyGaming said today in a statement. ...
11:02 a.m.
Harrah's donates $1 million to USO
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. has donated $1 million to the USO to maintain programs and services that benefit troops and their families worldwide.
10:59 a.m.
Indian casinos rake in $19 billion last year
CARSON CITY -- The 405 Indian-owned casinos in the United States won $19 billion last year from gamblers -- $8.5 billion more than all of Nevada's gaming resorts.
10:59 a.m.
Casino equipment makers team up
Three casino equipment makers have formed a partnership in order to develop automatic table game tracking systems more quickly and cost-effectively.
10:59 a.m.
Sun deal with R-J 'a tremendous opportunity'
The Las Vegas Sun this fall will enter a new chapter in its storied history when it will return to morning delivery on a daily basis as an independently produced newspaper within the Las Vegas ...
10:55 a.m.
Pirating of souvenir plates feared
The Las Vegas Centennial Celebration Committee's top administrator is having the group's copyright and trademark attorneys look into unlicensed souvenir license plates that have been for sale at local gift shops and which she says ...
10:53 a.m.
News briefs for June 15, 2005
A man who was trying to protect his friend from her violent boyfriend was shot and killed in a downtown Las Vegas apartment Tuesday morning, Metro Police said.
10:52 a.m.
Bill calls for more disclosure from limited liability firms
One last-minute compromise bill approved by the Nevada Legislature before it adjourned last week would require limited liability companies to reveal more about their members in land transactions with state and local government.
10:51 a.m.
Lawmakers spar over nuke storage
WASHINGTON -- The newly hatched House plan to begin storing the nation's high-level nuclear waste at temporary sites is on a collision course with the Senate, which could doom it for this year.
10:50 a.m.
Galardi tells court he gave $18,000 to councilmen
SAN DIEGO -- Former strip club owner Michael Galardi provided bombshell testimony in the federal public corruption case here Tuesday, telling the jury that he paid thousands of dollars in cash bribes to San Diego ...
10:49 a.m.
July 11 set for taxicab workshop
Cameras, no cameras? Sound, no sound? Video or stills? Mandatory or voluntary?
10:47 a.m.
Mother questions policies at youth detention center
In the wake of revelations that lapses at the county's juvenile detention facility allowed her daughter to commit suicide and the subsequent firing of one of the employees, a Henderson woman is questioning the assertion ...
10:47 a.m.
Mom accepts diploma for son who fought the good fight
The mother of the late James "Fuj" Dalrymple accepted his Las Vegas High School diploma Tuesday night in front of a cheering crowd at the Thomas & Mack Center.
10:44 a.m.
Ex-manager of Del Mar motel will get to keep his teaching job
A business and marketing teacher who moonlighted as manager of an adult motel will get to keep his day job, Clark County School District officials confirmed Tuesday.
10:43 a.m.
Bond issue sought for UNLV parking
UNLV officials are asking the Board of Regents to approve a bond issue of up to $13 million in order to add 850 new parking spaces to the Cottage Grove parking garage at its meeting ...
10:00 a.m.
State Ethics Commission clears Shafer
CARSON CITY -- The state Ethics Commission has released its opinion learing former Clark County Public Administrator Jared Shafer of allegations that he misused his office to obtain a lucrative private contract to act as ...
9:59 a.m.
Report: California plan to join 11-state lotto game illegal
The Legislative Counsel's Office said Tuesday in a 12-page opinion that joining the massive lottery game could violate a 1984 law passed by voters that specified that all lottery games played in California should be ...
9:58 a.m.
UNLV, UNR sign medical center pact
UNLV and the University of Nevada School of Medicine have formally agreed to work together in developing the academic medical center in downtown Las Vegas.
9:58 a.m.
Massage studio closed for alleged prostitution allowed to reopen
A Henderson massage studio shut down last month by the city for alleged prostitution will be allowed to reopen, a district judge ruled Tuesday.
9:58 a.m.
Bush, Seminoles to start negotiations over slot machines
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Jeb Bush and the Seminoles have agreed to begin negotiating over slot machines at the tribe's six gambling facilities, the two sides said Tuesday.
9:56 a.m.
Business lobbies remain bullish on overhaul of Social Security
Business lobbyists remain bullish that Congress will pass a Social Security overhaul this year, while stopping short of predicting that President George W. Bush's private accounts will be part of the final legislation.
9:53 a.m.
Tribe files second suit to get casino
The 251-member tribe wants to have a gambling hall in Grant Parish in central Louisiana, a plan that Gov. Kathleen Blanco is opposing. The tribe sued in state district court in LaSalle Parish and followed ...
9:52 a.m.
Companies seek federal relief from state rules
In a letter to Sen. Richard C. Shelby, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, and Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, its ranking Democrat, the insurers and bankers complained of the burden of having to comply ...
9:51 a.m.
Union: Lining up contract dates increases leverage
LOS ANGELES -- After a yearlong contract battle, workers at seven hotels scaled down their demands for more money to win a key concession -- a deal that expires next year.
9:50 a.m.
Senate panel OKs cruise ship gambling
Rep. Danny Martiny, R-Kenner, said only one boat currently would meet the strict requirements of the bill: the Delta Queen Steamship Company's American Queen. He told the Senate Judiciary B Committee that foreign boats docked ...
9:49 a.m.
Consumer prices fall, manufacturing rebounds
Prices paid by consumers unexpectedly fell 0.1 percent last month, the first decline in almost a year, led by a drop in energy prices, the Labor Department said today in Washington. Industrial production rose 0.4 ...
9:48 a.m.
Firm pledges not to advertise new drugs for first year
It is believed to be the first company to make such a promise but many drug makers have been changing the tenor of their advertising in response to rising complaints from doctors, patients and lawmakers ...
9:46 a.m.
Malmstrom to be made full-time city clerk
The Boulder City Council is preparing to make Pam Malmstrom the city's permanent city clerk.
9:44 a.m.
CCSN overhauls student services
Community College of Southern Nevada President Richard Carpenter is overhauling the administrative structure of the college's student services department in hopes of better serving students.
9:44 a.m.
Guinn vetoes cabdrivers bill
"Taxicab drivers contribute greatly to the economy of this state," Guinn said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, and Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, D-Henderson.
9:32 a.m.
Former Vegas resident killed in Baghdad explosion
A soldier who formerly lived in Las Vegas was killed in Baghdad on Saturday, the Defense Department reported Tuesday.
9:31 a.m.
Governor signs into law payday loan bill, 27 more
CARSON CITY -- Assembly Majority Leader Barbara Buckley, D-Las Vegas, says her payday loan bill, signed by Gov. Kenny Guinn Tuesday, "will prevent Nevadans from being placed on a debt treadmill."
9:31 a.m.
County gets rehearing on expansion
The move, which sets another hearing for July 21, came about a month after the three-member panel found there was not enough evidence for the county to prove AF Construction billed it an extra $33 ...
9:29 a.m.
Governor names Wixom to fill regents position
University regent Doug Seastrand's spot on the Board of Regents will be filled by Las Vegas lawyer Michael Wixom, Gov. Kenny Guinn announced Tuesday.
9:29 a.m.
Spotlight shines on Moore
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Out of the shower stepped Andres Gonzales into his room at the Sheraton Baltimore North, unknowingly moving his half-clothed self into sight of a handheld video camera.
9:24 a.m.
Pinehurst pulls Gamez away from Hall night
Because of his day job, Robert Gamez will not be able to attend Friday's ceremony at Cox Pavilion, where he and four others will be inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame.
9:23 a.m.
Centennial star commits to UNC
Last weekend, Italee Lucas found herself walking in the footsteps of her heroes while taking part in a basketball camp at Chapel Hill, N.C.
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Unser III gets chance to follow in father's groove line
Al Unser III, the son of a two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and grandson of a four-time Indy winner, will return to the Toyota Atlantic Championship for the remainder of the 2005 season.
9:22 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 15, 2005
Former Baylor basketball player Carlton Dotson was sentenced to 35 years in prison today, a week after he unexpectedly pleaded guilty to murdering his teammate two years ago.
9:21 a.m.
State champion has rough first round
A month ago, Adam Tebbs was beating the competition -- and the conditions -- on his way to the 4A golf championship in Reno.
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Doping the U.S. Open field
The 105th U.S. Open gets under way this week over the 7,214-yard, par-70, Pinehurst No. 2 course in Pinehurst, N.C.
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: All-Star acquiescence a slippery slope?
Everyone take three steps back.
9:17 a.m.
Reid nets millions with LV property deals
WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid made $1 million to $5 million in January 2004 by selling a piece of property in Las Vegas and 47 percent interest in an adjoining property, based on ...
9:15 a.m.
Letter: Battle for hearts and minds is lost
In a country where the unemployment rate hovers between 60 percent and 70 percent, most of the Iraqis who sign up do so for the $300-$400 a month salary rather than any desire to fight ...
9:15 a.m.
Letter: DMV could print reminders about kids left in cars
This would advise all who are getting licenses that such neglect is a criminal offense punishable by a fine, jail time or court-ordered attendance at a parenting class. Perhaps outlining this matter on a page ...
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: Kickbacks kicking back
Overnight, the practice stopped. Yeah, right.
9:13 a.m.
Editorial: The system worked
This is an example of the court system working. The prosecution fell considerably short of proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Much of it depended on anecdotal evidence impossible to prove, and testimony from ...
9:13 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:10 a.m.
Obituaries for June 15, 2005
Alva "Al" Clum, 86, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born July 23, 1918, in Marcola, Ore. A resident for eight years, he was a retired Navy chief petty officer, ...
8:39 a.m.
Trial set for woman charged in stabbing death of husband
The 59-year-old Laughlin woman charged with the stabbing death of her estranged husband in December 2002 won't stand trial until next year and in the meantime will remain in jail, a judge ruled Tuesday.
8:39 a.m.
Aide pleads not guilty in ex-husband's drowning
Twenty-five-year-old Gloria Guzman was arrested on March 11 after she allegedly admitted to detectives that she intentionally drowned 40-year-old Mark Richards on Feb. 26.
8:39 a.m.
Judge denies defense motion to overturn sentence
The forewoman of the jury that sentenced Donte Johnson to death went from the jury box to the witness stand on Tuesday as she fended off allegations that she had predetermined Johnson should be sentenced ...
8:38 a.m.
Art winners announced
In the Kindergarten through third grade division, the winners are:
8:38 a.m.
Nevada Supreme Court rejects murderer's petition
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Tuesday rejected the petition of Elder Zacarias-Lopez sentenced to two life terms for the first-degree murder of a woman in Las Vegas in 2001.
8:37 a.m.
Community briefs for June 15, 2005
UNLV's William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration announced they will host a networking event 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday and Tuesday in the the new lounge at the International Gaming Institute in the Stan Fulton Building ...
8:36 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Hospitality industry execs get due at dinner
Dean Stuart Mann presided and introduced Dr. Jerome Vallen, founding dean of the college, and Vallen's wife, Flossie, co-authors of "The Right Place: An Anecdotal History of the UNLV College of Hotel Administration."
8:18 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: AAA gives well-traveled advice
Young drivers consider themselves invincible (we've all been there). But read the statistics -- risks increase for teens because of their inexperience and overconfidence. "The fatality rate for teenage drivers is four times higher than ...
8:15 a.m.
King for a day
Christopher Walken was 35 in 1978 when he picked up an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in "The Deer Hunter."
8:14 a.m.

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