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Archive for June 16, 2005

Progress continues on Palazzo
Progress continues on Palazzo
11:25 a.m.
News briefs for June 16, 2005
An 81-year-old Las Vegas man was killed Wednesday as he attempted to cross a street in his motorized wheelchair, Metro Police said.
11:17 a.m.
Salvation Army opens $6 million Lied facility
The Salvation Army on Wednesday hailed the opening of its privately funded $6 million new building out of which the organization will run programs to help homeless people train for jobs.
11:14 a.m.
Mexico, Canada refuse to accept Russian family
An immigration attorney working on behalf of a Las Vegas family of figure skaters facing deportation to their native Russia said her desperate efforts to get another country to accept them have been rejected.
11:14 a.m.
State officials to figure out rebates today
CARSON CITY -- State officials hope to figure out today exactly how to distribute a $300 million rebate to eligible Nevadans.
11:12 a.m.
Executive suspended from job as DUI incident investigated
According to a police report, Powers crashed his vehicle into a parked police motorcycle, causing both vehicles to strike a police officer standing nearby. Powers failed four field sobriety tests, the report said.
11:11 a.m.
Miller to join lobbying company
Miller will end his tenure at Jones Vargas and will start in his new role on July 1. He said he has already been affiliated with Dutko for the past four years working as a ...
11:10 a.m.
Lawyers: Galardi testimony wavers
SAN DIEGO -- The government's star witness in the federal corruption trial of a former Clark County commissioner and three San Diego City Councilmen came under fire Wednesday for a series of alleged inconsistencies.
11:09 a.m.
Troubled Del Mar is sold
The adult children of Olympic Garden topless club owner Pete Eliades have purchased the Del Mar Motel, located a couple of buildings up the street from the strip club on Las Vegas Boulevard, for future ...
11:08 a.m.
Attorney fees seen as vital in cases
CARSON CITY -- A Henderson lawyer told the Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday that single-family homeowners won't be able to afford construction-defect lawsuits if judges don't award adequate attorney fees after a trial.
11:07 a.m.
Judge upholds student dress code
A federal judge has thrown out a challenge to the Clark County School District's mandatory student dress code.
11:07 a.m.
Nevada delegation tries to ease fears on visa process
BEIJING -- When it comes to visits by Chinese tourists to Las Vegas, the visa application process has always been the Great Wall that keeps people from coming in greater numbers.
11:06 a.m.
BLM land sells for $33 million
The Bureau of Land Management auctioned off more than 280 acres in Laughlin on Wednesday for about $33 million.
11:05 a.m.
A struggling start
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Showing little of the accuracy his game is known for, Ryan Moore scuffled through the opening round of the U.S. Open and will have to work hard to make the cut Friday.
11:04 a.m.
State is 10th in traffic speeding deaths
Nevada motorists are among the nation's most likely to die in a speeding-related crash, according to a Transportation Department study released this week.
11:01 a.m.
Nevada to participate in new national sex offender registry
Nevada was chosen to be one of 20 states that will help launch the Justice Department's national registry of sex offenders, which will go online next month and will allow the public to search all ...
11:01 a.m.
MGM Mirage finalizes deal to develop, manage N.Y. casino
MGM Mirage said it has signed a definitive agreement to develop and manage a $170 million casino at the Aqueduct horse racing track in Queens, N.Y., and expects to open the casino by mid-2006.
11:00 a.m.
Another Nevada soldier is killed
Jesse and Joel Jaime, twin brothers born and raised in Las Vegas, were "always together -- from when they were inside my belly on up," said their mother, Iliana, in their Henderson house Wednesday, crowded ...
10:59 a.m.
Medical marijuana activist arrested after raid
A prominent local medical marijuana activist was arrested on a federal warrant Wednesday night after authorities raided his Green Valley home.
10:59 a.m.
Stewart's stockbroker to be released from Nellis prison
Peter Bacanovic, a former Merrill Lynch & Co. stockbroker, was convicted in March of lying to federal investigators about the sale of Stewart's stock of ImClone Systems Inc.
10:53 a.m.
Wind, rain, snow, cold in Nevada, Sierra five days before summer
The outlook called for snow levels to fall to about 7,000 feet in the mountains by Friday morning with up to 4 inches accumulating above that.
10:14 a.m.
Governor: Gaming, not taxes, key to schools fix
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Seventeen months after pushing for higher taxes to prop up school funding, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that goal can be accomplished without further burdening to taxpayers.
9:49 a.m.
Reed's gambling ties might dog him on campaign trail
ATLANTA -- For two decades, Ralph Reed made his mark as a political operator by helping other candidates win election. Now he will learn if he can win one for himself.
9:48 a.m.
State lottery to join Mega Millions game
Acting lottery director Chon Gutierrez said lottery officials cleared the decision with the state attorney general's office.
9:48 a.m.
Kickapoo Tribe plans to expand, build new casino
The proposed casino is part of a five-year business plan to expand the tribe's gaming operations, tribal Chairman Tony Salazar said. Planners want to build the new casino near Interstate 40 and U.S. 177.
9:48 a.m.
Tribe files multibillion-dollar legal claim to Hamptons land
In papers filed at U.S. District Court, the Shinnecocks claimed ownership of property including the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course -- where three U.S. Opens have been played -- as well as the National Golf Links ...
9:45 a.m.
Legislation would extend season for horse track
The thoroughbred season at Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino halted on May 12, when three horses were injured because of an uneven surface, and two horses had to be euthanized. Jockeys refused to continue riding, ...
9:45 a.m.
If plan moves forward, casino will be replaced
Columbia Sussex, a hotel and casino operator based in Fort Mitchell, Ky., wants to buy the President Casino on the Admiral for $57 million and replace it with a new casino vessel south of the ...
9:44 a.m.
Legality of casino at track questioned
NEW ORLEANS -- A resident living near the New Orleans Fair Grounds filed suit Wednesday contending that the track's plans for a slot machine casino are illegal -- a day before the City Council planned ...
9:42 a.m.
Dissident coalition formed
The Change to Win Coalition also appears likely to become the vehicle for three or more of those unions to split from the 57-union federation sometime this summer.
9:38 a.m.
Firm agrees to buy Vicuron for $1.9 billion in cash
Vicuron investors will get $29.10 a share, the companies said today in a statement. That's 84 percent more than Vicuron's closing price Wednesday. New York-based Pfizer will get two Vicuron treatments now being reviewed by ...
9:37 a.m.
Lead-based paint posing problems at youth facility
County officials are trying to figure out what to do about lead-based paint peeling and flaking off the exteriors of several school buildings at the Spring Mountain Youth Camp juvenile correctional facility.
9:36 a.m.
New-home construction rises 0.2%
WASHINGTON -- Construction of new homes rose 0.2 percent in May as the housing market continued its boom in response to low mortgage rates.
9:36 a.m.
Gibbons demands administration account for fed funding shortfalls
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., on Wednesday prodded Bush administration officials to account for shortfalls in payments made by the federal government to states that are largely federally owned.
9:36 a.m.
LV arrest made in Seattle woman's death
Police in Seattle issued a arrest warrant accusing Stephen McCandles Banks, 43, of killing Rose James, 79, in her home with a fireplace poker, Acting U.S. Marshal for Nevada Fidencio Rivera said.
9:31 a.m.
Council sets hearing in appeal over woman's pot-bellied pig
A neighborhood battle over a pot-bellied pig has flared up again in North Las Vegas.
9:30 a.m.
Teen to stand trial in mall beating death
A teenager charged with murder with use of a deadly weapon for participating in last year's fatal beating of a 17-year-old at the Boulevard Mall waived his preliminary hearing on Wednesday and will stand trial ...
9:29 a.m.
Reid: Spare air guard, Hawthorne depot
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's Air National Guard and the Army ammunition depot in Hawthorne should be spared from Defense Department budget cuts, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Wednesday.
9:27 a.m.
More than 1,200 who had anthrax vaccine now sick
More than 1,200 military personnel who received the anthrax vaccine before going to Iraq have developed serious illnesses, according to an Army report released last month, though local military officials contend the shots still are ...
9:25 a.m.
Man sentenced to 10 months in assault of security official
Rodney Smith, 33, arrived in Las Vegas on July 24, 2003, on a flight from Mexico. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent asked him to submit to a physical search, but he refused, according to ...
9:24 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 16, 2005
Playing through stomach pains, three-time Professional Bowlers Association Senior Player of the Year Bob Glass beat Vaughn Doody of Las Vegas (739-723), Gary Skidmore of Albuquerque (688-588) and Rohn Morton of Camas, Wash. (697-689), in ...
9:21 a.m.
Tennessee finds starting linebacker while looking for its long snapper
Brad Kassell thought his brief NFL career was over.
9:20 a.m.
Sons of two local families graduate Naval Academy
Navy Ensign Paul Bania, son of Jeanne and Paul Bania of Boulder City, has graduated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., and been commissioned to his current rank in the United States ...
9:19 a.m.
Las Vegas nursing leader Kennedy Rymer dies at 94
In a Sept. 8, 1956, Sun story, Mary Kennedy Rymer was described as a "dynamic" nurse.
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Gatti confident heading into fight with Mayweather
The most popular attraction on the Atlantic City boardwalk since the diving horse, Arturo Gatti has always enjoyed the adulation of his legions of fans when fighting in the seaside gambling town.
9:19 a.m.
Obituaries for June 16, 2005
John R. Foremaster, 79, of Boulder City died Monday in a local care center. He was born July 15, 1925, in Lincoln County. A lifelong Nevada resident, he retired in 1981 as deputy chief after ...
9:16 a.m.
Community briefs for June 16, 2005
A free seminar on understanding home equity conversion mortgages will begin 2 p.m. June 30 in the multipurpose room at the Green Valley Library, 2797 N. Green Valley Parkway.
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: Removing land deals' secrecy
Such government deals, involving taxpayer money, should be transparent -- and that means knowing who the investors are. Absent such disclosure, an environment can be created where politically connected companies can engage in sweetheart deals. ...
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: 'Solutions' spell danger
Hobson argued that the proposed permanent solution -- burial at Southern Nevada's Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas -- is so mired in legal and scientific obstacles that temporary sites are needed. He ...
9:15 a.m.
Former CCSN players reunited in Omaha
Jabe Beard and Calvin Beamon will share familiar turf again this weekend at college baseball's marquee event.
9:13 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Bazemore's losing skid leads to changing of crew chief
Whit Bazemore left the NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas in April with his second victory of the season and the Funny Car points lead.
9:11 a.m.
Donald imagines picture perfect weekend
PINEHURST, N.C -- Most players dream of putting together a masterpiece performance on a major championship stage like the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.
9:10 a.m.
Journey makes Barlow appreciate destination
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Eleven years after playing his first U.S. Open as a fresh-faced amateur, Henderson native Craig Barlow intends to enjoy every minute of his first one as a pro.
9:10 a.m.
Blood drives scheduled
Monday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., New York-New York.
9:09 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Seminole Casino, Coconut Creek, Fla., Javier Jauregui, Mexico, vs. Rickey Quiles, Davie, Fla., 12, IBF lightweight eliminator; Kendrick Releford, Fort Worth, Texas, vs. David Polk, Akron, Ohio, 10, heavyweights.
9:03 a.m.
Council members bid farewell to Michael Mack
Las Vegas City Councilman Michael Mack could have received some of the mayor's personalized poker chips or a couple thousand dollars as parting gifts on his last day as a voting member of the council, ...
9:02 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- PASSIONATE HEAT -- Draws good post for sprint maiden opener, go go Gomez scales Hines trainee, feel the Heat? TIZADREAM -- Training at Santa Anita, Enriquez on Garcia trainee, draws good outside ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Regulating garage sales a dumb idea
Doesn't the City Council have anything better to do with its time? I feel sorry for the people of Las Vegas, having Big Brother even considering the monitoring of garage sales. Thank God I live ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Compromise on water is remote, but possible
The hope that an even-tempered compromise between the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the six Central Nevada counties that have formed a water coalition is a dream bordering on hallucination. I lived in White Pine ...
9:02 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
1Post Time 7:05 p.m.
9:01 a.m.
Ordinance to register garage sales killed
The council voted 7-0 on Wednesday to strike the proposed ordinance after City Councilman Michael Mack suggested the council delay action on the ordinance for 30 days. However, procedural rules prevented the council from holding ...
9:01 a.m.
Mack asks council to strike down alcohol ordinance
The council voted 7-0 to kill a proposed ordinance that would have allowed smaller retail stores to seek a special waiver to the city law that requires alcohol sales be at least 400 feet from ...
9:01 a.m.
Lady Luck hotel gets exclusive to develop land plan
The council voted 6-0 to approve the agreement, with Councilman Michael Mack abstaining because his brother-in-law is one of the co-owners of the hotel. The agreement required a $100,000 deposit from the hotel company.
8:58 a.m.
City OKs takeover of state park
If the governor and the Legislature's Interim Finance Committee also OK the proposal, the city would take ownership of the park in northwest Las Vegas. Under the proposed agreement, the state would continue to maintain ...
8:56 a.m.
Agreement OKs tax breaks for high-rise condos
Some council members said they supported the tax rebate plan because the developers will only receive a rebate if their project increases their tax bills. So, they said, the city would only be returning a ...
8:56 a.m.
Wrapped in Zap! Artists adorn utility boxes with masterpieces
There is graffiti on the Rite Aid sign, graffiti on a nearby fence, graffiti on a wooden electric pole, graffiti on a metal light pole and graffiti on a speed-limit sign.
8:23 a.m.
CineVegas turns focus on Cage
For ticket information, go to: or call 992-7979.
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Film takes hands-on approach
Nevertheless, it exists. And the 31-year-old filmmaker and former Las Vegas resident exposes Sin City's dark underbelly when his film, "Losing Ground," opens at 4 p.m. today during the CineVegas Film Festival. It also shows ...
8:17 a.m.
Cold days ahead, snow possible in Sierra, northern Nevada
A strong storm out of the Gulf of Alaska was to push into the Lake Tahoe Basin and northern Nevada on Thursday, bringing wind, rain and - above 7,500 feet - snow.
3:27 a.m.

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