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Archive for March 1, 2005

Nevada lawmaker's mental health bill hits a snag
"We don't want to make anyone feel that the door's already been closed (to other bidders)," said Assemblyman Morse Arberry, D-Las Vegas.
12:12 p.m.
Nevada officials divided over high court's decision
Many defense attorneys in Clark County this morning applauded the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that bans the execution of killers who were under 18 when they committed their crimes, but District Attorney David Roger said ...
11:08 a.m.
Norton: Nevada gets more than others
WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Gale Norton today said Nevada is reaping a windfall of profits under a 1998 federal land sale law that allows it to finance projects other states can't afford.
11:07 a.m.
Kids evacuated from school bus
The children, one of whom was in a wheelchair, were taken off the bus by the driver and firefighters, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said. No one was injured.
11:06 a.m.
Three sought in cabbie attack
The stabbing occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at Morris Street and Tunis Avenue, near Mountain Vista Street and Hacienda Avenue, Metro Police said.
11:05 a.m.
Residents fear they will be forced off former airport land
Residents of a mobile home park just off Las Vegas Boulevard have followed the stories focusing on land trades between the Clark County Aviation Department and local developers with more than just passing interest.
11:03 a.m.
News briefs for March 1, 2005
Metro Police locked down a middle school this morning in southeast Las Vegas as they searched for suspects who stabbed a Yellow Cab driver in the neck.
11:02 a.m.
Board OKs new school attendance boundaries
During a visit to a third grade classroom Monday, Clark County School Board member Ruth Johnson asked students if they had any advice for her to follow that evening when she would vote on new ...
11:02 a.m.
Minimum wage hike OK'd by Assembly
CARSON CITY -- Republicans tried to put up a fight Monday against a bill that would raise the minimum wage by $1 an hour, but party members in the Assembly ultimately split on the issue.
11:01 a.m.
Property investment pays off for 104-year-old
A 104-year-old businessman waited until the time was right to sell the Las Vegas warehouse property he bought as investment more than 30 years ago.
11:00 a.m.
Guardian of young attack victim gets permanent status
It did not escape stabbing victim Shiloh Edsitty that Monday's permanent guardianship hearing was cordial and that the next time he appears in a Las Vegas courtroom the atmosphere likely will be adversarial.
11:00 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 1, 2005
The visiting Las Vegas Wranglers defeated the Victoria Salmon Kings 5-2 at the Bear Mountain Arena on Monday night, improving to 7-0-0 against Victoria this year.
10:58 a.m.
Rural water would cost $2 billion
Southern Nevada Water Authority staff members have put a price tag of $2 billion on the plan to extract and import water from underground sources in rural Lincoln and White Pine counties, according to documents ...
10:56 a.m.
Young wants substation, 59 additional officers
The booming southwest portion of the Las Vegas Valley needs another Metro Police substation, Sheriff Bill Young said Monday, and he is asking the city and county for money to build the area command as ...
10:55 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: The unions: Strength in numbers
On Monday hundreds of union members, as they do every day, literally were bumping into each other seeking the union's services.
10:54 a.m.
Father charged in death of baby
A Henderson father is charged with violently shaking his 4-month-old son, inflicting severe brain injuries that killed the baby 11 days later, police said.
10:53 a.m.
Panel: Bedroom community trend to continue in LV
Environmental factors, water and infrastructure issues will be key factors in the future development of Las Vegas' neighboring communities, leading real estate experts said.
10:47 a.m.
Hospitals' workers split on unions
Just as sisters often disagree about how to live their lives, employees at two Las Vegas sister hospitals disagreed Monday on whether they wanted union representation.
10:43 a.m.
TV, online ad campaigns begin
The ad directs viewers to a Web site where they can get an adventure guide and visitor guide.
10:42 a.m.
McCarran January traffic jumps
Passenger traffic counts got off to a strong start in 2005 with a 9.8 percent increase in the number of passengers served at McCarran International Airport over last year.
10:42 a.m.
Home Depot looks to improve diversity
Carlos Rodriguez, a boss at the Home Depot store on East Serene Avenue in Las Vegas, said the company's commitment to diversity has allowed him to become a supervisor.
10:42 a.m.
Developer has big plans for condos on off-Strip land
A New York developer who is building a high-profile condominium development in South Florida with Donald Trump has plans for a $1 billion Las Vegas condominium complex.
10:42 a.m.
Governors battle Medicaid cuts
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Kenny Guinn says count him as one of the governors who aim to head off President Bush's proposal to slash the $324 billion Medicaid program by up to $60 billion in the ...
9:38 a.m.
Housing project planned
The site of the former MASH Village homeless shelter could be reborn as home to affordable housing this week under plans that include the city handing over the property to nonprofit groups.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Rebels take step back to January
It may not be possible to take all the positives of the last three weeks, wad them up into one huge negative and lob it in the general vicinity of the trash can. But that ...
9:30 a.m.
Comeback falls short this time
With a little more than 12 minutes to go in the second half of Monday night's game, the UNLV Rebels appeared to have the New Mexico Lobos exactly where they wanted them.
9:29 a.m.
UNLV lawyer earns promotion
Cardinalli will aid UNLV General Counsel Richard Linstrom in addition to his administrative code duties as part of the promotion, Linstrom said.
9:28 a.m.
Claims dismissed in fight over sale
District Judge Valorie Vega on Monday dismissed most of the claims in a counter-lawsuit filed by a 86-year-old woman against two attorneys over their efforts to buy her downtown property.
9:23 a.m.
LV judge: Hands off 9th Circuit
Love it or hate it, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should not be split, a Las Vegas-based judge on the court told members of the Urban Chamber of Commerce.
9:23 a.m.
Legislative briefs for March 1, 2005
A bill to give the Legislature greater control over regulations imposed by executive agencies was approved 21-0 Monday by the Senate.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: West has long way to go before catching Deep South at gate
FONTANA, Calif. -- By most accounts, Sunday's NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at California Speedway fell at least 20,000 spectators shy of a sellout.
9:22 a.m.
Performance pay for teachers plan raises questions
CARSON CITY -- Paying teachers based on their performance rather than granting automatic salary increases to everyone was suggested by a state senator Monday, but school superintendents shied away from making any commitments.
9:22 a.m.
Obituaries for March 1, 2005
Dale Clark Behrns, 66, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospice. He was born June 1, 1938, in Wichita, Kan. A resident for more than 50 years, he was a Clark County School ...
9:21 a.m.
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9:19 a.m.
Lawyer in contempt, placed in custody
An unprepared defense attorney was held in contempt of court by North Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Stephen Dahl and briefly placed in custody by bailiffs last week.
9:18 a.m.
Public Lands Initiative hires four
The university has selected Donna Grady to manage the Interagency Volunteer Program, George Phillips to head the Cultural Site Stewardship Program, Allison Brody to run the Environmental Education Strategy Program and Daphne Sewing to oversee ...
9:17 a.m.
Hispanic groups blast Bush's Social Security plan
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9:13 a.m.
Guinn won't lobby Bush on federal land sales policy
WASHINGTON -- Gov. Kenny Guinn says he will not lobby the Bush administration Congress -- at least, for now -- against a the president's budget proposal to siphon hundreds of millions of dollars away from ...
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Bush is fiscally irresponsible
Broder laid out the economic problems created by the Bush administration -- problems that will haunt our nation for generations even should the problems be addressed by this Congress. Bush has made a charade of ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Government must help, not hurt, homeless
Elected officials take an oath to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. As far as the homeless are concerned, however, the officials selectively apply the Constitution's guarantees, or ignore them.
9:10 a.m.
Nevada death penalty foes hail Supreme Court ruling
The 5-4 decision, affecting Nevada and 18 other states, throws out the death sentences of about 70 juvenile murderers and bars states from seeking to execute minors for future capital crimes. Justices said such executions ...
9:09 a.m.
Editorial: Divide and conquer
We have plenty of sympathy for the residents of Utah, because we believe it would be dangerous to ship nuclear waste to Utah and store it there -- even temporarily as is proposed. But that ...
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Protect our wild horses
The law, known as the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, did contain authorization for the Interior Department to manage their populations to protect the natural ecological balance. "Excess" horses were to be moved to ...
9:07 a.m.
S.D. tribes oppose measure
PIERRE, S.D. -- The South Dakota Legislature should have the last word on gambling compacts between American Indian tribes and the state, legislators decided Monday.
9:00 a.m.
New Jersey is set for battle over video lottery terminals
ATLANTIC CITY -- Is a video lottery terminal really a slot machine?
8:59 a.m.
Company borrows $1.06 billion
Loans for the operator of a hotel and casino complex on the boardwalk in Atlantic City include a $400 million, second lien eight-year term loan that's expected to have an interest margin of at least ...
8:58 a.m.
House OKs Texas hold 'em
Under current law, the only games allowed are those in which players are betting against the house, such as craps or blackjack. House Bill 231l would change that to allow games where players bet against ...
8:56 a.m.
Lotto winner sued for child support
Swofford, a postal worker from Seminole County, claimed his prize in January in a $34.7 million lump sum payout. He waited more than a month to claim the jackpot in order to first finalize his ...
8:55 a.m.
Public meeting planned on proposed land acquisition
The BIA has scheduled a public scoping meeting for March 16 in Anthony, where the tribe and Santa Fe art dealer Gerald Peters want to build a casino.
8:55 a.m.
Construction spending rises 0.7 percent in January
The increase, reported today by the Commerce Department, pushed total construction activity to a record high of $1.05 trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate and followed an even larger 1.2 percent rise in December.
8:54 a.m.
Wyoming is granted rehearing in lawsuit
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- The state won a rehearing before the full 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver in its attempt to prevent the Northern Arapaho Tribe from offering high-stakes, Las Vegas-style casino gambling.
8:54 a.m.
Profit Rises 14 percent
Net income increased to $67.2 million, or 19 cents a share, from $58.9 million, or 17 cents, a year earlier, the Los Angeles-based company said today in a statement. Revenue rose 13 percent to $461.3 ...
8:54 a.m.
Seniors raising kids find a home
Community members and city officials celebrated the opening of a new housing development in Las Vegas that will provide low-income homes to seniors caring for their grandchildren.
8:39 a.m.
Community briefs for March 1, 2005
The third annual Find Your Sacred Space Expo is set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
8:39 a.m.
Former student pushes for action against professor
The former UNLV student who filed a discrimination complaint against a professor said Monday night that the university should place greater emphasis on academic responsibility.
8:38 a.m.
Killer's brothers to testify in new penalty hearing
A judge ruled Monday that a man who received the death penalty for the 1989 killing of a 4-year-old girl will have a new penalty hearing so jurors can hear testimony from his two brothers.
8:37 a.m.
Retrial in murder case will be delayed until October
A murder defendant who was granted a mistrial last week won't be retried until October because his defense lawyer said he needs more time to conduct further investigation.
8:37 a.m.
Phone cards asked for overseas troops
Once the donation drive ends, the phone cards are to be shipped directly to Red Cross offices located on military installations in the Middle East during April. Once the phone cards are received, the Red ...
8:37 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Mass transit going in reverse
We'll call it the Silver Buckle and award it to the elected officials whose buckling to a vocal minority forced the Regional Transportation Commission last week to withdraw plans for the city's first mass-transit center.
8:08 a.m.

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