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Archive for June 22, 2005

Airbus picks Mobile, Ala. for new factory
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. selected the Alabama site over Melbourne, Fla.; Kiln, Miss.; and North Charleston, S.C.
11:14 a.m.
Officials scramble to battle blazes
Federal, state and local officials this morning were scrambling to respond to wildfires sparked by overnight thunderstorms in Clark County.
11:10 a.m.
Officials: State running out of roadwork money
CARSON CITY -- In three years, the state won't have enough money to build and maintain enough roads for its booming population, particularly in Southern Nevada, state officials said Tuesday.
11:04 a.m.
Public TV, radio face cutbacks
WASHINGTON -- A House bill that cuts federal money for public broadcasting would slice the budgets of KLVX Channel 10 by $250,000 and trim about $420,000 from the budget of Las Vegas public radio station ...
11:04 a.m.
Woman shot dead by Henderson police
A woman whom Henderson Police said pointed a sawed-off shotgun at four officers was shot dead Tuesday night on Sunset Road, police said.
11:03 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: NLV police chief misses ethics point
Local ethics expert Craig Walton says he's "astounded" that the chief sees nothing wrong with the hiring of a North Las Vegas councilwoman's daughter as an intern at his department.
11:01 a.m.
Alligator gives officials the slip
So far the score is Alligator 1, federal Bureau of Land Management 0.
11:00 a.m.
Report: Shortage of doctors still a problem in Nevada
CARSON CITY -- A record 538 doctors were admitted to practice in Nevada last year but that still isn't keeping keeping pace with the population growth, the state Board of Medical Examiners said.
10:59 a.m.
Teen, shot during mom's slaying six weeks ago, dies
The 18-year-old Coronado High School senior who was shot along with his mother in their Green Valley Ranch home six weeks ago was taken off life support and died Monday, authorities said.
10:59 a.m.
Chaos erupts in court's hallway after sentencing
The sentencing of two people who killed a 57-year-old man turned into a screaming and slapping match between their relatives in the hallways of the courthouse Tuesday.
10:57 a.m.
Animal research at UNLV problem-free
UNLV researcher Stanley Hillyard gets excited about the drinking habits of desert toads.
10:56 a.m.
County starts work to cut airport noise
The Clark County Aviation Department on Tuesday launched the year-long process designed to keep window-rattling at a minimum for homes near the fast-growing McCarran International Airport.
10:55 a.m.
Nevada Power to buy Apex plant
Officials with Nevada Power Co. said on Tuesday that the company will buy a 75 percent stake in the Silverhawk Power Station north of Las Vegas for about $208 million.
10:52 a.m.
Powers resigns from agency
Powers was arrested June 9 in Las Vegas on charges of drunken driving and crashing his vehicle into a parked police motorcycle. Both vehicles hit a policeman standing nearby, according to a police report.
10:52 a.m.
Letter: Troops effectively keeping us secure
To compare Gitmo to Nazi camps is also a slap in the face to the few remaining former World War II POWs who are still alive.
9:50 a.m.
Nevada files its final legal brief in attempt to stop nuclear waste
WASHINGTON -- Nevada filed its final legal brief Tuesday in its quest to derail the Energy Department's plan to ship waste to Yucca Mountain via train.
9:49 a.m.
News briefs for June 22, 2005
The man who died in Metro Police custody after being stunned with a Taser gun outside of the Western Hotel on June 6 has been identified as 47-year-old Russell Walker.
9:49 a.m.
Letter: Garage sales laws really are needed
It is obvious that Bolander has never been exposed to some of the hard-core garage-sale folks here in Las Vegas. Three months ago I sold my house and purchased a new home elsewhere. I couldn't ...
9:48 a.m.
Letter: Crack down on unsafe cabbies
What would be beneficial to pedestrians and fellow motorists, though, is to have cameras that monitor cab drivers who are rude, commit flagrant traffic violations and have that "gotta get the next fare" attitude. I ...
9:47 a.m.
Rogers names Mason to head programs
Rogers named Larry Mason, the dean of student affairs and community outreach, to lead activities related to its "seamless education" plans, he said. Mason is the dean of student affairs and community outreach at CCSN ...
9:47 a.m.
Letter: Treat limos the same as taxis
Currently, taxicab drivers receive very little in the way of "kickbacks" from adult establishments, with the bulk of this money going to the hotel doormen and the limo drivers. This is because the limo drivers ...
9:47 a.m.
Ensign eyes key Republican post
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., is maneuvering to win a Senate Republican leadership post next year.
9:46 a.m.
Letter: It's capitalism, not a kickback
The practice has been referred to in both positive and negative ink as a kickback. Yet it can't be a kickback because that requires an amount having been paid previously. Some negative ink has called ...
9:46 a.m.
Letter: Support for Bush is sure to plummet more
Thousands of lives and billions of dollars have been lost in Iraq, with no end in sight. Bush won re-election using scare tactics about terrorism, yet the Homeland Security Department wastes tax dollars and has ...
9:45 a.m.
Wind power projects may mean 1,500 jobs
WASHINGTON -- Wind power projects on government land could generate almost 1,500 new jobs and $16.5 million in sales tax in Nevada by 2025 based on a final study released Tuesday.
9:42 a.m.
Expanded gambling may help Kansas school crisis
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Expanded gambling won't mean instant riches for the state, but it could provide enough revenue in time to satisfy a state Supreme Court mandate that legislators quickly come up with more money ...
9:39 a.m.
Anti-gambling leader urges community to reject casino
"This is bigger than just Pennsylvania now ... because of where they've chosen to put it," the Rev. Tom Grey, executive director of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling, said at a public meeting Monday ...
9:37 a.m.
Man accused of molesting faces more charges
A 41-year-old Las Vegas shuttle driver already facing charges of molesting two 13-year-old girls after luring them into a closet with a promise of lollipops is now accused of molesting a relative.
9:36 a.m.
Mathis to run for governor on gambling platform
If elected, Mathis said he will try to bring casinos to Alabama and would tax them to help fund health care, prisons and state troopers.
9:36 a.m.
Company forms lottery venture with Finland's Veikkaus
Gtech will hold an 81 percent stake in the venture, with Veikkaus holding the remainder, the West Greenwich, Rhode Island- based company said in a statement. The venture will be based in Finland and will ...
9:36 a.m.
Editorial: Red-hot concerns
With the concert scheduled for July 2, when the temperature is apt to be 100 degrees or more, the move to a grassy area was necessary. The parking lot would have radiated heat throughout the ...
9:33 a.m.
Editorial: White collar; blue future
Why these and other recently charged or convicted corporate executives have reason to be concerned has to do with prison sentences that were handed down on Monday. John Rigas, 80, who founded Adelphia Communications Corp. ...
9:33 a.m.
Council orders halt of blasting near homes
Henderson City Council members Tuesday directed the city to halt close-range blasting near homes while they consider a proposed ordinance to do just that.
9:33 a.m.
Airbus picks Mobile, Ala. for new factory, sources say
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. selected the Alabama site over three rival bids from Melbourne, Fla.; Kiln, Miss.; and North Charleston, S.C., a congressional source and an Alabama source familiar with the industry ...
9:32 a.m.
Politicians likely to kill N.J. video gambling
"This bill is not going to go anywhere," Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Roberts, a Camden Democrat, said in an interview. "Although this holds out the promise of yielding additional revenue, it would do so by ...
9:31 a.m.
Common sense can help protect users against credit card fraud
NEW YORK -- You may not be able to keep hackers or dishonest employees out of your credit card processors' office, but you can keep thieves from filching your credit card information from the garbage.
9:31 a.m.
Profit falls 24 percent
After the news, shares of Morgan Stanley rose 23 cents to $51.20 in pre-market trading.
9:31 a.m.
Ford cuts forecast; ratings may be cut
Ford Motor Co.'s credit ratings may be lowered after the automaker cut its 2005 earnings forecast for the second time this year, Standard & Poor's said.
9:30 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Kruger says NBA age rule has little impact
If there is going to be a trickle down effect to the NBA's decision Tuesday of putting a 19-year-old minimum age limit on its players, Lon Kruger said it won't make it as far as ...
9:22 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 22, 2005
Myron Cope, whose screechy-voiced antics and towel-waving enthusiasm became nationally known during the Pittsburgh Steelers' string of Super Bowl championships in the 1970s, is retiring after 35 years as a team announcer.
9:21 a.m.
MLB official denies story told by Rose
In a feature that ran in Tuesday's edition of the Sun, Rose said, as per MLB requests, he did not go to Cooperstown the last three years, but that he planned to hold such an ...
9:21 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Patrick not concerned about F1 boss's foot in mouth
As if Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone didn't have enough problems this past weekend with his ill-fated attempt to stage a full-field race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he managed to offend at least half ...
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Rodman honored for years of philanthropic work
The gala, presented by the Food & Beverage Directors Association of Las Vegas, funds the organization's scholarships for students pursuing careers in culinary and hospitality. The benefit also covers costs for educational outreach at high ...
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Enormous field lengthens odds at WSOP
It's unusual to see an event in which the person favored to win is listed at odds of nearly 300-1.
9:19 a.m.
Royal Bleu: Ahuja's European experiences reflected in new Vegas restaurant
Just ask Sonny Ahuja, the owner/operator of Bleu Gourmet, a European fusion restaurant he opened in Summerlin in December.
9:18 a.m.
Slides for 51s, Dodgers related
Cashman Field 7:05 p.m. Today-Friday Radio: all games on 1460 and 870-AM
9:17 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- S S STRANGE -- Draws middle post in small five-horse route claimer, Baze aboard Mitchell trainee, S S sails into winners circle? LONE PRAIRIE -- Draws rail box for two-turn sophomore tag ...
9:14 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:13 a.m.
Firefighters battle blazes across Nevada
More than 300 firefighters were battling the Badger fire in Brunswick Canyon southeast of Carson City, assisted by two air tankers, three helicopters and four bulldozers. It was 65 percent contained by midday Wednesday, fire ...
9:12 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Surprise winners are a treat, but not for long
So you know all about U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell's perseverance, heritage, injuries, thoughts, hopes and dreams by now, right?
9:12 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Do yourself a favor, and protect your skin
It was just a couple of years ago this space was dedicated to the trials, tribulations and trauma of a person afflicted with skin cancer -- and it was all about yours truly.
9:11 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Service is a day at the beach
Spa sleuths may have yet to uncover such programs as Pure Indulgence, eight hours of treatments custom designed by your own personal spa therapist, and Ceremonial Rituals for the Bride -- personalized treatments designed for ...
9:11 a.m.
Former UNLV hotel school professor Basile dies
In 1969, as the Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education was planning its national convention in Philadelphia, its organizer died, thrusting Richard Basile into the position of quickly putting the event together.
9:10 a.m.
Community briefs for June 22, 2005
The Nevada Army National Guard will host an open house 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Armory, 6400 N. Range Road. The open house is free and open to the public.
9:10 a.m.
Las Vegas developer commended for charity's work
John Ritter, CEO of Focus Property Group and head of the Ritter Charitable Trust, and partner Hilary Westrom compiled a collection of what they called "life skills" meant to help those teens who, once they ...
9:10 a.m.
Obituaries for June 22, 2005
Violet M. Byrd, 87, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Jonesboro, Ark. A resident for 10 years, she was a retired sales clerk and a member ...
9:07 a.m.

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