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Archive for June 20, 2005

Las Vegas man jailed in killing of three
Metro Police have arrested a 35-year-old Las Vegas man in connection with the killing of his brother and two 6-year-old children.
11:14 a.m.
Teen boy from LV drowns at lake
John Stack, a 17-year-old Las Vegas resident, drowned Sunday at Lake Mead while swimming with two other teenage boys, officials said.
11:14 a.m.
Nevada oil, gas exploration expected to pick up
Last week's sale at the BLM state office in Reno netted nearly $3.1 million in bids, by far the most in 14 years of competitive oil and gas lease sales in the state, they said.
11:13 a.m.
News briefs for June 20, 2005
Metro Police on Friday arrested two men for allegedly shooting a man in an apparent drive-by incident on Flamingo Road at the I-15 overpass.
11:11 a.m.
Record rains delay flood control work
The record rainfall during the winter has already caused delays on several major flood control channels in the Las Vegas Valley, and officials said that the upcoming monsoon season might make completion of the projects ...
11:10 a.m.
Child playing with lighter starts blaze
A fire ignited by a 4-year-old with a lighter destroyed a southeast Las Vegas apartment about 1 p.m. Sunday, but no one was seriously hurt, Clark County Fire Department spokesman Bob Leinbach said.
11:09 a.m.
Watchdog group says Southwest parks at risk
Continued population growth in the Southwest and insufficient federal funds have placed Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley National Park near Southern Nevada at risk, a national parks watchdog group said.
11:09 a.m.
Oil rises above $59
OPEC members are pumping about as much oil as they can, Libya's Energy Minister Fathi Shatwan said last week while in Vienna for a meeting of the group. Heating oil has risen more than crude ...
11:07 a.m.
Judge says Eldorado can buy Hollywood Casino
Judge Stephen V. Callaway made the announcement after an all-nighter that he refused to end until everyone involved agreed.
11:06 a.m.
Chief defends hiring NLV councilwoman's daughter
The daughter of North Las Vegas Councilwoman Shari Buck has been hired as a summer intern earning $12 an hour in the city's Police Department in a position that North Las Vegas Police Chief Mark ...
11:05 a.m.
Bill earmarks $4 million for NLV Hazmat center
WASHINGTON -- The Senate is poised to approve $4 million for a national hazardous materials tracking center to be based in North Las Vegas.
11:05 a.m.
Friends gather to honor soldier
Sunday evening started like any other that Stan Lapinski's friends might have spent in his company.
11:05 a.m.
Nevadans seek to change wild horse sales plan
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's lawmakers want to make it easier for people to adopt wild horses and want to provide more protection for older horses purchased through a new program.
10:57 a.m.
Guinn vetoes bill on prevailing wage law
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn on Friday vetoed a bill that would have extended the prevailing wage law to private economic development projects, but he signed 60 other bills.
10:55 a.m.
N.M. lottery, casino introduce cross-promotional scratch-off
State lotteries and casinos have historically had a distant, if not adversarial, relationship to one another.
10:52 a.m.
May job growth strong
CARSON CITY -- Total employment in Clark County grew to 869,500 workers in May, a 7.6 percent increase from a year ago, and the jobless rate remained low.
10:49 a.m.
Delegation buoyed by position on nonstops
BEIJING -- While a Nevada tourism delegation in China didn't get everything that it wanted from a meeting with Asian airline executives, it did get a consolation prize from the Chinese government.
10:49 a.m.
Stockholder: Archon options unfairly enrich owner's family
A major shareholder of Archon Corp. has written a letter to company President Paul Lowden, blasting a plan to award hundreds of thousands of stock options to Lowden family members.
10:48 a.m.
CCSN looking for better deal on center lease
The Community College of Southern Nevada is considering ending its lease with the A.D. Guy Center in West Las Vegas in exchange for newer digs being built by the Urban Chamber of Commerce up the ...
9:39 a.m.
High court rules no new trial for man convicted of murder
CARSON CITY -- Vernon A. Tiger, one of four men convicted of the murder of a Las Vegas man in 1980, won't get a new trial.
9:36 a.m.
Guinn signs hike for lawmakers' expenses
CARSON CITY -- Nevada legislators are going to get a retroactive increase in their expense accounts, and come Oct. 1 there will be tougher restrictions on teens getting a driver's license.
9:36 a.m.
Supreme Court orders new trial for death-row inmate
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, nearing the end of a term marked by a host of second-guess rulings on death penalty sentences, concluded today that the attorney for a man convicted of killing a tavern ...
9:30 a.m.
Resorts brace for hurricane season
BILOXI, Miss. -- Tourists traveling crowded U.S. 90 along the casino-dotted Mississippi Gulf Coast are greeted by a towering video screen outside the Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino -- flashing neon images of upcoming events ...
9:29 a.m.
Forfeited assets from illegal gambling bust given to police
Don Ford's conviction on illegal gambling and money laundering associated with a bingo hall he operated has generated nearly _$2 million in forfeited assets.
9:29 a.m.
Judge rules against machines used to gamble on horses
District Judge Edward Grant's ruling last week classified the machines -- known as "instant-race machines" -- as gambling devices, agreeing with an opinion issued by Wyoming Attorney General Pat Crank.
9:28 a.m.
Correction
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:28 a.m.
AG voices concerns about off-reservation casino
In a letter sent Friday to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Madrid warned that allowing the pueblo to build a casino in Anthony -- nearly 300 miles from its land in northern New Mexico -- ...
9:27 a.m.
State senate says no to American Queen gambling
Sen. Joel Chaisson, D-Destrehan, stressed that gambling would not be the star attraction on the cruises, just an added attraction that would help the Delta Queen Steamship Company's American Queen compete with foreign cruise ships, ...
9:26 a.m.
Stroke of fortune
PINEHURST, N.C. -- The government in New Zealand delayed a meeting of its cabinet Sunday to attend to more pressing national business.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Tark's tale told on TV, but who watched?
The NCAA is still messing with Tark.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Racing robbed of another great showdown
The season of attrition is upon us. During this midway point of the year, the sophomores of the Triple Crown rigors usually thin themselves out while the handicap division starts ramping up.
9:16 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 20, 2005
Anja Mueller recorded a team-high 15 touches Sunday, helping Germany beat Russia 33-28 for the foil team title at the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
9:15 a.m.
Losses mount, but 51s contending
It says a lot about the Pacific Coast League that the Las Vegas 51s can be 30-39, just off one of the longest losing streaks in the 102-year history of the PCL, and still only ...
9:14 a.m.
Caddie copes with working course without Payne Stewart
PINEHURST, N.C. -- A lot of talk buzzed about the driving range and practice green at Pinehurst No. 2 as to whether the United States Golf Association set up a fair course.
9:13 a.m.
Moore's amateur career ends with a thud
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Most of that compact 5-foot-9 frame of Ryan Moore's is muscle, but even that build could not protect him from the contact version of golf Pinehurst No. 2 presented all week.
9:13 a.m.
Tournament long since over when last pairing finishes
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Big Five, Big Guy, whatever. It all ended the same frightful way.
9:12 a.m.
Obituaries for June 20, 2005
Bill Canning, 69, of Henderson died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born July 21, 1935, in Boston. A resident for five years, he was a retired technical writer and a Korean War Army ...
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Math teachers are sorely needed
This is why so many of our students need remedial math courses when they get to college.
9:11 a.m.
Golf briefs for June 20, 2005
Maybe Kitty Robyn should bring her mother along more often.
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Profits trump public safety on scrubs issue
Having been a nurse for 23 years, I have never worked in a hospital that provided uniforms, paid for laundry services, or even provided locker rooms for changing of clothes for staff, with the exception ...
9:11 a.m.
Kinsinger, ex-FBI agent, former deputy district attorney, dies
As a boy, John Kinsinger raised prized Angus cattle on his family's Illinois farm, all the while dreaming that one day he would be a crime fighter.
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Honor all prescriptions
But this forces more than an unfair inconvenience onto women. Giunchigliani points out that many medical plans restrict people as to where they can have their prescriptions filled. And in many rural areas, there may ...
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Bill Frist knew better
"Ms. Schiavo's condition, I believe, has been at times misrepresented by the media," House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said at the time. "Terri Schiavo is not brain dead; she talks and she laughs, and ...
9:09 a.m.
LV Valley water meets federal health standards, district says
A whiff of tap water may smell like chlorine in a swimming pool, but according to the Las Vegas Valley Water District's annual report sent to its customers, the water meets or exceeds all federal ...
8:51 a.m.
Las Vegan honored as top lawyer
CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas attorney who has had more than 70 trials, with most of them involving complex injury cases, will be honored as the Nevada Trial Lawyer of the Year.
8:51 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.
8:49 a.m.
Campaigning for gore
This year's festival winners:
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Chloride festival is all mine
As with many of the West's boom-and-bust mining settlements, selling the past is paving the way to the future.
8:16 a.m.
At festival, influence of reggae's Toots uncommon
The late Bob Marley is synonymous with reggae music, but the man who headlined Saturday's "Reggae in the Desert" festival might be its most important living figure.
8:15 a.m.

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