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Archive for June 17, 2005

Western grad soars with eagles
A Western High School graduate will become the first female fighter pilot ever to fly with the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team when the 2006 air show season kicks off next year, Air Force officials ...
11:13 a.m.
Senate panel approves $577 million for Yucca
WASHINGTON -- The Senate Appropriations Committee approved more than $330 million in Nevada projects along with the Yucca Mountain budget Thursday.
11:10 a.m.
Guardsman becomes third Nevadan killed this week
Silverado High School graduate Anthony Cometa, was killed in Iraq on Thursday, one day after his 21st birthday, his mother, Nancy Fontana, said today from Rochester, N.Y., where she was awaiting the arrival of her ...
11:09 a.m.
Obituaries for June 17, 2005
Agnes Baccellieri, 84, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. She was born April 1, 1921, in the Bronx, N.Y. A resident for 25 years, she was retired and a homemaker.
11:09 a.m.
Pre-flight plans
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Eleven days after taking over as chief executive of America West Airlines in September 2001, Doug Parker had to abruptly shift his focus from improving the carrier's poor reputation among customers to ...
11:06 a.m.
Former LV casino executive to run Gulf Coast resort
The former head of casino operations for Paris and Bally's casinos in Las Vegas has left to lead a resort under development along the Gulf Coast.
11:06 a.m.
Comedian Phil Ford, part of Ford & Hines, dies
In the early morning hours of June 17, 1960, as the fabled El Rancho Vegas on the Strip burned to the ground, comedian Phil Ford found himself in the unlikely role of a hero.
11:05 a.m.
Passenger count approaches March record
May's count of arriving and departing passengers fell slightly short of the total for March, the airport's busiest month for passengers on record, the Clark County Department of Aviation reported.
11:03 a.m.
Former LVCVA chief exec forms consulting firm
Manny Cortez ran the agency for 13 years and presided over a period of explosive tourism growth for Las Vegas. He guided the city thorough its slump after Sept. 11 as well as its resurgence ...
11:03 a.m.
Court rules against Vegas company
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has stopped a Las Vegas company from proceeding in its suit against the operator of a racetrack in Boise, Idaho in a contract dispute.
11:03 a.m.
Magazine touts company's diversity efforts
The list will be published in the magazine's June 28 edition. The magazine surveyed 1,000 of the nation's largest publicly traded companies and 50 top international companies with major U.S. operations to determine the top ...
11:03 a.m.
Wilson Avenue homeless linger as sweep day arrives
Jay Lilly, a 56-year-old woman who has been camped on a sidewalk at Wilson Avenue downtown for 14 months, said Thursday she was just waiting for a property deed to be located, and that would ...
11:02 a.m.
Officials support homelessness plan
Elected officials from around the Las Vegas Valley appeared to support the outline of a regional plan to reduce homelessness that was presented in a meeting Thursday by Clark County Manager Thom Reilly.
11:02 a.m.
Police: Activist had pot worth $750,000
Metro Police reported Thursday that they seized marijuana that would have a street value of $750,000 in connection with the arrest of a medical marijuana activist Wednesday evening.
10:59 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Back-room dealing over kickbacks
But the mystery over how AB505 went from a good bill to a bad bill in the hectic final days of the Legislature hasn't died with it.
10:58 a.m.
Galardi's girlfriend testifies
SAN DIEGO -- Defense attorneys finished hammering at the former kingpin of a strip club empire Thursday, then turned their sights -- briefly -- upon his girlfriend.
10:57 a.m.
Oceans of trouble
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Olin Browne, Rocco Mediate and Brandt Jobe are chum. That's not a typo: chum, not chums.
10:55 a.m.
Proposal could aid renewable power production
A new amendment to a long-stalled federal energy bill could bolster Nevada's efforts to increase the use of renewable energy.
10:48 a.m.
Kindred seeing surprising results for first year
Kindred Healthcare of Las Vegas is ramping up quicker than company executives expected.
10:47 a.m.
State Supreme Court rejects two appeals
CARSON CITY -- Rulings by the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday included decisions on two Las Vegas murder cases and a case about mineral rights and land surface rights.
9:57 a.m.
News briefs for June 17, 2005
About 200 people were evacuated from the Gold Spike in downtown Las Vegas this morning after a large power transformer caught fire, fire officials said.
9:57 a.m.
Jury rules against Ivanpah contractor
The Clark County Aviation Department does not owe the contractor who performed a study on a proposed airport in the Ivanpah Valley any more money for his work, a jury ruled Wednesday.
9:57 a.m.
Las Vegan loses appeal in slaying
CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas man convicted of fatally stabbing another man 128 times and then carving a large swastika into his back has lost his appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.
9:51 a.m.
Court upholds 11 convictions against Guerrero
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld 11 convictions of Pablo R. Guerrero for his part in a robbery, the kidnapping of his estranged wife and the attempted murder of his sister-in-law ...
9:50 a.m.
After 37 years, Mazzanti matches father's accomplishment
In 1968, 16-year-old Vince Mazzanti Jr. watched his father, Vince Mazzanti Sr., bowl his way to the 1968 ABC Tournament All-Event title; ever since that day, Mazzanti Jr. has been dreaming about winning his own ...
9:49 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 17, 2005
Another UNR football game will be televised to a national audience this season.
9:48 a.m.
Moore struggles through up and down first round
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Ryan Moore's candid nature makes him a sort of self-reflective Santa Claus: he knows when he's been good and knows when he's been bad.
9:48 a.m.
Weather service issues wind warning
The red flag warning means that sustained winds will blow between 20-30 mph, further drying out browned brush and grasses produced after the winter rains, Weather Service meteorologist Larry Jensen said.
9:47 a.m.
Wind makes final round interesting
With an 8-under 134 coming into Thursday's final round of the Las Vegas Founders Junior Golf Tournament, Ryan Thomas looked ready to cruise to a win in his first American Junior Golf Association open event.
9:47 a.m.
51s' losing streak reaches record length
Charles Thomas went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer as the Sacramento River Cats handed the Las Vegas 51s their 11th consecutive loss, 6-3, on Thursday night.
9:45 a.m.
51s up for sale
Cashman Field 7: 05 p.m. today, Saturday, Monday; 12: 05 p.m. Sunday Radio: all games on 1460-AM (870-AM in Spanish)
9:45 a.m.
Decision yet to be made on delivery of rebate checks
CARSON CITY -- More than a dozen private companies have expressed interest in processing the nearly two million checks it will take to rebate $300 million to registered car owners.
9:44 a.m.
Slot-distribution rules still unsettled
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Gambling regulators approved rules for licensing manufacturers of slot machines Thursday but were unable to reach a compromise on how the state should regulate distributors.
9:43 a.m.
Senator to push bill to restrict Indian casinos
Vitter, R-La., said his bill will mirror legislation filed last month by U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., which would tighten the conditions under which a tribe can get involved in casino gambling. The bill would ...
9:42 a.m.
Tribe files for arbitration in gaming dispute with state
The two sides have been in talks since the state Supreme Court ruled last year Gov. Jim Doyle exceeded his authority in signing a compact with a different tribe that featured similar provisions to a ...
9:42 a.m.
Final vote nears on racino
"If it does" surpass the two-thirds majority, "I'll sign it," the governor said.
9:40 a.m.
Dolphins undecided on starting quarterback
The Miami Dolphins will go into next month's training camp without a clear front-runner in the team's latest quarterback battle.
9:40 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- OUR SOUTHERN PEARL -- Baze aboard Yakteen trainee, needs prompt start and clean trip from inner post at short sprint distance, Pearl is winning gem? CE FITZROVIA -- Draws good post for ...
9:40 a.m.
Governor reaches casino deals with two tribes
The 4,000-member Yurok tribe in Del Norte County can build a casino with 350 slot machines and must share up to 25 percent of its winnings with the state. The amount will increase as overall ...
9:40 a.m.
Anti-tax reputation could be right Angle for candidate
Republican Sharron Angle is already painting herself as the most conservative candidate in a sure-to-be-heated Republican primary for Congress.
9:39 a.m.
Emerald Casino rejects proposed shareholders with alleged mob ties
AURORA, Ill. -- The bankrupt Emerald Casino announced Thursday it has rejected two proposed shareholders who have alleged mob ties, a main owner wants to withdraw and a member of its board of directors has ...
9:39 a.m.
Free Fishing Day
URSINE -- The parking lot at the Eagle Valley Resort was still muddy and mostly empty Saturday afternoon, and inside, owner John Crosthwait's only customer was a young man looking for a restroom.
9:29 a.m.
Boulder Basin, Overton Arm yield stripers
Boaters fishing in deep water off Boulder Beach have had fair success by fishing with anchovies and chumming with corn and anchovies. Anglers are not permitted to fish from shore at Boulder Beach.
9:28 a.m.
237 graduate from Community College High School
At a graduation ceremony Thursday, 237 Community College High School graduates celebrated the program's 10th annual commencement, accepting two different degrees.
9:07 a.m.
Experts say recycling won't eliminate need for repository
WASHINGTON -- Opponents of Yucca Mountain should not pin their hopes on nuclear waste recycling being an alternative to the dump, judging from experts' testimony to a congressional subcommittee Thursday.
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Dancing is far in new judge's past
Her past, temporary work as a dancer and bartender was necessitated by financial need to complete her education and should not be continuously thrown back in her face.
8:47 a.m.
Letter: President's fine record stands up to the facts
The Bush tax cuts did not help "the rich at the expense of the poor," as Carman wrote. Everyone who paid federal income tax got a tax cut in proportion to the tax paid. If ...
8:45 a.m.
Editorial: Speeders put lives at risk
This is the conclusion of a new federal study, which examined speeding-related statistics in the 50 states. The study, which covered the years 1983 to 2002, concluded that Nevada is the 10th-worst state in regard ...
8:45 a.m.
Editorial: Political disconnect
One would have thought, then, that Congress would have shown more sense than it did on Wednesday as it demonstrated again that it was tone deaf to the needs of the American people. The Republican-led ...
8:44 a.m.
Old Las Vegas alive and well in solid 'Viva!'
Producer Dick Feeney came up with a winning formula that has worked well for 14 years, first at the now-defunct Sands (where it opened in April 1991) and since 1996 at the Stratosphere's Theater of ...
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Show paints Vegas as a 'Tapestry'
For the Nevada Youth Alliance, it is becoming a way of changing lives.
8:28 a.m.
Enjoy the trappings of Modest Mouse
The way the music press fawned over Modest Mouse last year, you'd have thought the Washington state-based outfit was a brand-new band, fresh-faced and wide-eyed.
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Brogan shares funny friendship with Leno
From Monica Lewinsky and O.J. Simpson to hanging chads and cloned sheep, the comedian -- who headlines The Improv at Harrah's Tuesday through June 26 -- worked from 1992 through 2001 alongside his longtime pal ...
8:26 a.m.
'Crazy' Like a Fox: Mastermind of Riviera production shows boasts a storied past
But you probably are familiar with two long-running shows he produces at the Riviera: "Crazy Girls" (18 years) and "An Evening at La Cage" (20 years).
8:25 a.m.
On Display for June 17, 2005
The Gallery at Liberty Pointe will host "Red Hot Rock," an exhibition of watercolors by award-winning artist Judith Dettre, from Monday to July 29 at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Parkway. Admission ...
8:23 a.m.
Festival makes a Cage match
A name can make all the difference -- especially in Hollywood.
8:21 a.m.
Datebook for June 17, 2005
Las Vegas presents a "Centennial Family Fun Day" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Gibson Community School, 3990 W. Washington Ave. Admission is free. 229-5096.
8:21 a.m.
Performing Arts for June 17, 2005
Nevada Chamber
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: 'Vegoose' festival seems close to taking flight
The three-day event would run from Friday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 30, and take place at Sam Boyd Stadium and the adjacent Star Nursery Fields to the north.
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Holcombe laid to rest in fitting style
Come to think of it, everyone might have lost a friend.
8:13 a.m.
Search daunting for trip reports
WEEKEND EDITION
5:19 a.m.
Vegas Vacations
WEEKEND EDITION
5:17 a.m.
Letter: Big firms lacking accountability, responsibility
Is it just me, or does it occur to others, that if your company is big enough, you can stop fretting about going bust, which is what the normal small businessman has nightmares over? It ...
5:14 a.m.
Editorial: Iraq: Shades of Vietnam
June 18-19, 2005
5:10 a.m.
A call to recycle
WEEKEND EDITION
4:13 a.m.
Shipping costs stall delivery of donations, letters for soldiers
WEEKEND EDITION
4:12 a.m.
Camp would help latch-key kid
June 18-19, 2005
4:11 a.m.
Dream Weaver
WEEKEND EDITION
3:43 a.m.

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