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Archive for June 27, 2005

Fort Myers, Fla., is newest city on route map
The airline currently serves 60 airports in 31 states and flies about 1 million passengers a month in and out of Las Vegas with 193 daily flights to 48 markets.
11:12 a.m.
Sands COO: Casino marketing should be left to the resorts
SINGAPORE -- The company that owns the Venetian went to the other side of the world to slam the LVCVA.
11:11 a.m.
Poker site sets big IPO price
PartyGaming Plc's initial public offering, London's largest since 2003, valued the Gibraltar-based online poker company at 4.6 billion pounds ($8.5 billion).
11:11 a.m.
Nellis to get more help to fight war on terrorism
Nellis Air Force Base will get more than $100 million in new facilities along with new planes and personnel to support its expanding mission, Air Force officials said Friday at the base's "State of Nellis" ...
11:09 a.m.
Golf briefs for June 27, 2005
At Kiawah Island, S.C., University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small shot a 69 to beat Lake Las Vegas assistant pro Travis Long by three strokes to win the PGA Club Professional Championship. Both Long, ...
11:09 a.m.
News briefs for June 27, 2005
The man who was shot to death Friday morning during an argument with one of his roommates in their apartment on West Charleston Boulevard near Rainbow Boulevard was identified this morning as 33-year-old William Hollingsworth, ...
11:08 a.m.
Las Vegas economy likely to stay strong
In December economic experts predicted that Southern Nevada's torrid pace of expansion would slow in 2005.
11:08 a.m.
Health District warns about handling food in summer
It's no surprise that summer temperatures bring barbecues, family get-togethers and, perhaps most importantly, enough food cause many experienced connoisseurs to break into a cold sweat.
11:06 a.m.
Barrick hampered by debt, sources say
The company that bought four downtown casinos last year and devised plans to redevelop the neighborhood with new commercial districts and high-rise condos is in financial trouble, according to several sources familiar with the company.
11:06 a.m.
360,000 Nevadans are expected to hit the road
A study by the travel association said more than 290,000 people would travel by car -- up 2.7 percent over last year -- despite increasing gasoline prices. More than 58,000 people plan to travel by ...
11:05 a.m.
Vets budget shortfall may affect health care
WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Department officials say they don't yet know how an unexpected $1 billion shortfall in the Veterans Affairs Department budget may affect the plan for a $295 million medical complex in North ...
11:03 a.m.
Airport forms committee to improve recycling plan
McCarran International Airport, with more than 1,000 employees and nearly 4 million people moving through it monthly, is a small city, and like a lot of cities it is pushing recycling as an environmentally friendly ...
11:03 a.m.
Nevadans to start seeing relief on taxes
CARSON CITY -- The checks from Gov. Kenny Guinn's $300 million tax rebate to vehicle registrants probably won't be ready until September but a number of other bills will take effect Friday to provide tax ...
11:03 a.m.
Jurors must determine if racism motive for shooting of black man
Did a 22-year-old white man shoot a black male in the chest because he was acting in self-defense or because he's a racist and objected to the fact that the victim was dating his younger ...
11:02 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Slogan deal boggles the mind
Plenty of questions have surfaced about its deal turning over the trademark rights to the potentially lucrative marketing slogan, "what happens here, stays here."
10:57 a.m.
Agencies to mount campaigns to curb vehicle deaths in valley
To combat traffic deaths and injuries throughout the Las Vegas Valley, various agencies say they are stepping up efforts to stop errant drivers.
10:56 a.m.
Fire worries easing -- for now
Active wildfires
10:55 a.m.
Sierra Club to drop lawsuit over U.S. 95
The Sierra Club is dropping its lawsuit that had put the brakes on the widening of U.S. 95 in the Las Vegas Valley, officials said this morning.
10:51 a.m.
Officials recommend firm halt blasting close to homes
Henderson Mayor Jim Gibson wants the developer of MacDonald Highlands not to resume close-range blasting as planned this week while the City Council considers changing its ordinance regulating controlled explosions.
9:49 a.m.
Man killed by police was suspect in slaying
He also nearly killed a Metro officer, police said.
9:49 a.m.
Judge, NLV officials to be sworn in
The ceremonies are scheduled for 5 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, 2200 Civic Center Drive.
9:48 a.m.
Lottery officials admit jackpots were inflated
The Texas Lottery Commission used the inflated number for the June 8 drawing to generate interest and get more people to play even though staff reports estimated sales could only cover about $6.5 million, manager ...
9:45 a.m.
In Pennsylvania, slots law faces more court challenges
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A collective sigh of relief swept through the Capitol last week after the state Supreme Court issued its ruling upholding Pennsylvania's slot-machine law.
9:38 a.m.
Crude rises to new record of $60.46 on supply concerns
After settling at $59.84 a barrel Friday, the front-month August contract crude smashed through the psychologically important $60 barrier in heavy Asian trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, a jump of 62 cents from ...
9:37 a.m.
Obituaries for June 27, 2005
Anthony Dean Brandon, 48, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local health care center. He was born July 31, 1956, in Havre De Grace, Md. A resident for 34 years, he owned and operated ...
9:36 a.m.
Deal calls for casino to be part of Anthony water system
The northern New Mexico pueblo and Santa Fe art dealer Gerald Peters are seeking approval from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to build a casino in Anthony. If the plan is approved, the Anthony ...
9:35 a.m.
Microsoft, Toshiba to develop players for new DVD
The extended agreement will combine Microsoft's knowledge of personal computers with Toshiba's expertise in consumer electronics, the companies said in a statement. Microsoft's new Xbox 360 video-game console may also use the HD DVD format ...
9:35 a.m.
Sheriff to run new casino police
Mahan, 35, will oversee the Division of Enforcement and Integrity, a 113-member unit charged with checking the backgrounds of casino owners, employees and equipment suppliers in addition to other duties.
9:34 a.m.
Toyota expanding North American production
TOKYO -- Toyota is building a new car factory in Canada, its seventh in North America, the Japanese automaker's new president said today, an announcement that marks a sharp contrast to the woes at U.S. ...
9:34 a.m.
Nellis to get more help to fight war on terror
Nellis Air Force Base will get more than $100 million in new facilities along with new planes and personnel to support its expanding mission, Air Force officials said Friday at the base's "State of Nellis" ...
9:33 a.m.
Gambling boom leaves greyhound racing in dust
REVERE, Mass. -- It used to be tough for Mike Vozzella to find a parking spot and a seat in the clubhouse at Wonderland Greyhound Park, his favorite after-work hangout for the past three decades.
9:33 a.m.
Russian skaters remain in LV for now
A family of Russian figure skaters remains in Las Vegas today, 24 hours after their forced deportation was scheduled to occur.
9:33 a.m.
Casino loses license after refusing to pay for audit
Gene Sorrell, executive director of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes' Gaming Commission, said operators of the Jackpot Casino in Polson, Mont., were told to "turn off their machines" on Thursday after failing to meet ...
9:32 a.m.
Court to hear arguments on tax delinquencies
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court will be asked Tuesday whether bounty hunters who track down companies that evade taxes should be allowed to collect a percentage of the recoveries that in some cases ...
9:32 a.m.
Young workers demanding a new kind of work life
CHICAGO -- Evan Wayne thought he was prepared for anything during a recent interview for a job in radio sales.
9:31 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Foudy gives, gets gifts greater than gold
Most of the time, you don't get a gold watch when you retire in sports, which might explain why there are so many different ways to hang 'em up, bow out, lower the curtain and ...
9:21 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 27, 2005
Tickets went on sale Friday for finale of "The Ultimate Fighter" match, set for 4:15 p.m. Aug. 6 at Cox Pavilion.
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Who's hot and who's not on the track
With the holiday racing weekend coming up and many horseplayers sharing time between the fireworks celebrating the Fourth of July and those fireworks of the equine kind on the racetrack, it is time to see ...
9:18 a.m.
51s dig too deep a hole against Sidewinders
TUCSON, Ariz. -- In his second start back from a stint on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, Jon Cannon pitched five scoreless innings with three walks and four strikeouts as the Tucson Sidewinders ...
9:06 a.m.
Whipple comes out on top in contentious board election
RENO -- University system Regent Bret Whipple easily came out on top Friday in what many inside higher education feared would be a contentious election for the chairman and vice chairman positions on the Board ...
8:50 a.m.
Man sentenced in child's death
A judge sentenced a Henderson man, whose 4-month-old son died after he violently shook him, to the least amount of prison time in her power saying "you have your own eternal punishment."
8:49 a.m.
UNLV dental school to offer half price on orthodontic work
RENO -- Need braces? Want to get them for half-off?
8:49 a.m.
Residency requirement returns to one year
RENO -- Beginning Friday, out-of-state students, once again, will have to live in Nevada for one full year before they can qualify for the tuition rates in-state residents receive.
8:49 a.m.
Judge refuses to lower woman's bail
A judge refused to lower the bail of a certified personal care aide accused of killing her quadriplegic ex-husband by drowning him in the bathtub, saying the woman is a danger to the community because ...
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Many big gaps in homeless services
They, along with the balance of the homeless population, must be given the same respect and equal treatment under the law as is given to all citizens. At times some elected officials have not given ...
8:36 a.m.
Letter: Better roadwork requires stronger leadership
The state government is rolling in money. There is supposed to be a $300 million dollar rebate some day, but we know the surplus is at least double, and possibly triple, that amount.
8:35 a.m.
Free HIV testing offered today
As part of National HIV testing day today, different agencies throughout the Las Vegas valley will be offering testing and educational services.
8:34 a.m.
Editorial: More gangs, less funding
Other numbers were also used by police to illustrate the problem. For example, in Las Vegas and in unincorporated Clark County, there are 395 known gangs and 5,905 documented gang members. North Las Vegas has ...
8:34 a.m.
Editorial: A loss of innocence
Now the innocent enjoyment of a lollipop is threatened. Two candy companies are making them with hemp oil, which doesn't produce a high but does produce a marijuana-like flavor. They say adults are the targeted ...
8:34 a.m.
Editorial: A positive betting ban
A major stumbling block to a pro team locating here has been our gambling industry. The thought by sports commissioners has been that open betting in our casinos on their teams would taint their sport's ...
8:34 a.m.
Show's Over: Demise of VCR has one fan clamoring for better options
After nearly three decades as an indispensable piece of home electronics, the video cassette recorder is all but dead, the apparent victim of the digital age.
8:23 a.m.

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