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Archive for March 3, 2005

Ruling may not change leave policy for Nevada casinos
A Washoe County District Court decision that awarded millions after finding that sick hotel-casino workers who opted to work rather than take unpaid time off contributed to a 1996 virus outbreak is not likely to ...
11:05 a.m.
Starwood submits proposal to develop Singapore casino
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, a major hotel chain with business interests in Las Vegas, said Wednesday it has submitted a proposal for a $1.8 billion casino resort in Singapore with a Las Vegas partner.
11:03 a.m.
Sun article leads woman to long-lost father
Las Vegas resident Walter Porch is now thanking God that the air conditioning in his mobile home went out last summer.
11:02 a.m.
Nevada-based Predator program expanding
The success of the the Southern Nevada-based Predator in combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan is leading to a major expansion of the Air Force's remote-piloted aircraft program and infrastructure at Indian Springs Auxiliary Airfield.
11:01 a.m.
Palms plans condo-hotel tower
Not satisfied with expanding hotel rooms at the Palms resort, owner George Maloof has announced plans to build a 520-foot hotel-condominium tower behind the property to capitalize on the recent popularity of high-rise residences in ...
11:00 a.m.
Las Vegas council briefs for March 3, 2005
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman's hope for a meeting of all area elected officials to discuss the issue of rising property tax bills won't come to fruition, and instead the city will develop its own ...
11:00 a.m.
Harrah's shuts down U.K. gambling Web site
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. has suspended the operations of an online gambling site based in the United Kingdom after posting losses of $9.3 million last year.
10:58 a.m.
Authorities seek limits on public's use of Tasers
CARSON CITY -- Nevada needs a law to limit the possession and use of traditional stun guns and Tasers by the public, representatives of the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association told the Assembly Judiciary Committee ...
10:57 a.m.
Nevada, U.K. collaborate on renewable energy
Nevada could be in a position to gain an unlikely ally in its efforts to expand the use of renewable energy.
10:56 a.m.
Wholesaler's license reinstated
The board reinstated FMC Distributors Inc.'s wholesale license for 45 days. During that time the wholesaler that is based in Puerto Rico, but does business in Nevada, is expected to pay $20,000 in fines and ...
10:55 a.m.
Tribe taps American Nevada for planned development
Plans for a master-planned community on the Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indian reservation continue to progress with the announcement that the American Nevada Company will be involved in the development of the property.
10:54 a.m.
Property owners who appealed got tax breaks
Clark County property owners who appealed their assessments got a break to the tune of nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars this year -- a big number that nonetheless represents less than half of 1 ...
10:54 a.m.
Animals, including big cats, wolves relocated to Texas
Even Teresa Johns' tiny animal sanctuary on what were once the outskirts of Henderson could not be spared from the rapid development that has spread throughout the bustling Las Vegas suburb.
10:54 a.m.
Unions reject bid for changes
In a vote that highlights a schism within the labor movement, the executive committee of the AFL-CIO on Wednesday rejected a sweeping proposal that would require the union federation to rebate 50 percent of membership ...
10:53 a.m.
Independence Air begins LV flights
Independence Air begins LV flights
10:52 a.m.
Additional cabs OK'd
Temporary medallions have been authorized for Clark County's 16 cab companies March 11-14, the weekend that thousands of people are expected to attend the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 NASCAR race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and ...
10:52 a.m.
Alleged member arrested in Pahrump, Las Vegas
The Nye County sheriff, armed with information from a federal violent crime task force, had arrested an alleged member of the 311 Boyz gang in Pahrump last month just days before the young man was ...
10:52 a.m.
Man whose daughter died in crash commits suicide
David Troester died from carbon monoxide poisoning from inhaling automobile exhaust Sunday, almost three years after the crash that left two teens dead and three others severely injured.
10:52 a.m.
Trouble with law noted in candidates' records
Two candidates in the crowded Ward 6 Las Vegas City Council race have troubles with the law in their past, according to a Sun investigation.
10:52 a.m.
Adding architect to delay project
Genius comes at a price.
10:51 a.m.
Woman gets 6 months in use of ATM card
A 24-year-old woman will serve six months in jail because on Wednesday she recanted her previous statements to police that she had received a homicide victim's ATM card from her ex-boyfriend.
10:29 a.m.
Memo to race fans: Leave early
Construction on Interstate 15 and an expected record crowd could delay NASCAR fans as they make their way to the UAW-DiamlerChrysler 400 on March 13.
9:50 a.m.
Two soldiers to get Purple Hearts
Two Las Vegas soldiers will be awarded Purple Hearts this weekend, but seven of their comrades who were also injured in Iraq in 2003 are still being denied the honor.
9:49 a.m.
Panel OKs state lottery to help fund education
CARSON CITY -- The gaming industry didn't show up Wednesday to protest a bill that would create a lottery in Nevada to fund education.
9:49 a.m.
Ex-court clerk makes plea deal in theft case
A 37-year-old clerk at the Las Vegas Municipal Court who used the identity of a Metro Police sergeant's wife to steal from a department store entered a plea agreement Wednesday that will most likely result ...
9:48 a.m.
Transportation bill could give Nevada $200 million a year
WASHINGTON -- A House panel has authorized $284 billion for the nation's transportation projects, which could translate to more than $200 million a year for Nevada.
9:47 a.m.
Lawmakers talk about college remedial courses
CARSON CITY -- The state will stop paying for remedial courses at universities by the 2006 school year, so legislators on Wednesday wanted to know why the schools want to keep the funding for the ...
9:47 a.m.
Clarification
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:46 a.m.
News briefs for March 3, 2005
Two elderly Las Vegas residents were in critical condition this morning after the car they were riding in struck a concrete wall Wednesday night, Metro Police said.
9:43 a.m.
Serial rape suspect pleads not guilty
A 38-year-old man accused of committing a series of rapes in the late 1990s pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of sexual assault and multiple charges of kidnapping, robbery and burglary on Wednesday.
9:43 a.m.
Candles may have caused cottage fire
It was the second fire overnight estimated to cause damage estimated to be $100,000.
9:43 a.m.
Nevada's minimum wage bill could set U.S. example
The bill on its way to the state Senate to raise Nevada's minimum wage by $1 an hour may serve as a template for similar measures in other states, officials from the nation's largest federation ...
9:42 a.m.
Trump drops plans for French Lick
FRENCH LICK, Ind. -- Donald Trump was going to be this community's saving grace, reviving a gambling industry that once drew movie stars to southern Indiana to play games of chance and sample local springs ...
9:42 a.m.
GTECH to run computer system
GTECH to run computer system
9:42 a.m.
Penny Megabucks slot to debut at Boyd properties
A $10 million minimum prize will be offered on the International Game Technology progressive jackpot machines beginning this month with wider availability in other Nevada casinos beginning in April.
9:40 a.m.
Two members added to board of directors
Gaughan, 61, is chief executive of Coast Casinos, a division of Boyd Gaming. Girardi, 65, is an attorney and partner with the Los Angeles law firm Girardi & Keese.
9:40 a.m.
Economist lauds Bush's Social Security proposal
A leading economist and member of the President Bush's Commission to Strengthen Social Security pushed the benefits of the administration's Social Security proposal Wednesday at UNLV, saying the plan would allow Americans greater control over ...
9:38 a.m.
Bankruptcy court approves amended plan
American Wagering Inc., which operates the Leroy's Horse & Sports Place Inc. sports book subsidiary, expects to emerge from bankruptcy on March 11 following confirmation of an amended plan by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in ...
9:38 a.m.
Reno company purchases pair of rural properties
The company announced that it is buying the Depot Casino, which has 250 slot machines, two restaurants and two bars, and the Red Hawk Sports Bar, which has 33 slots and a convenience store and ...
9:37 a.m.
Stable hands take the reins
There wasn't a whole lot expected of Ricky Morgan when basketball practice began for the UNLV men's team last fall.
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Female drag racer takes winning one step at a time
Erica Enders isn't content merely with making NHRA history.
9:34 a.m.
Firm to settle pension suits
Under the proposed agreement, Enron would allow a $356.2 million claim to be made against it in U.S. bankruptcy court to resolve employee lawsuits over pension fund stock losses, Lynn Sarko, a lawyer for Enron ...
9:31 a.m.
Harry Reid pays tribute to Jackie Robinson
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., sought relief from boredom on the radio during his hardscrabble, small-town boyhood. His program of choice: baseball. Reid adopted the Cleveland Indians as his favorite team in ...
9:30 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 3, 2005
Rick Mahler, who won nearly 100 games during a 13-year career spent mostly with the Atlanta Braves, died Wednesday. He was 51.
9:30 a.m.
Idaho offense pours it on
The Las Vegas Wranglers were defeated by the Idaho Steelheads 6-2 in Boise on Wednesday night.
9:28 a.m.
Letter: Letter trivialized soldiers' bravery
The last thing this World War II veteran needs to read is Lucas' trivial comparison of motorcycle casualties to combat soldiers being killed in Iraq. Fifteen of my schoolmates were killed in World War II ...
9:28 a.m.
Letter: Teaching to tests, rigid lesson plans only school goals
The chemistry teacher who uses a unit on forensic chemistry to teach and reinforce specific chemical principles is no longer allowed to do so. The biology teacher who wants to use plant cancer experiments to ...
9:27 a.m.
Chief justice makes plea for more judges, funding
CARSON CITY -- Chief Justice Nancy Becker said Wednesday Nevada's judicial system is strained because cases are growing faster than judges can make decisions.
9:27 a.m.
Coach shocked former student charged with armed robbery
A local coach was stunned to learn that a player recently under his tutelage had been arrested this week in St. George, Utah.
9:25 a.m.
Bill looks at insurance ban on drunks
CARSON CITY -- A new bill would prohibit insurance companies from denying coverage to people who are injured while drunk.
9:23 a.m.
Lady Rebels' win streak at home in jeopardy
Through the injuries, the inconsistency and even the officiating that has troubled them, the Lady Rebels have remained competitive in all of their Mountain West Conference games.
9:23 a.m.
Legislative briefs for March 3, 2005
The three initiatives that gained enough signatures last fall to go before the Legislature were sent to the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
9:23 a.m.
Editorial: A downtown spectacular
Gehry's mark on modern architecture is profound. He deserves inclusion with such architects as Frank Lloyd Wright, Phillip Johnson, I.M. Pei and Mies van der Rohe. In 1989 Gehry was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, ...
9:22 a.m.
Editorial: The 'happiest mayor' needs to sober up
Participating in "Nevada Reading Week," Goodman responded to questions from 8- and 9-year-olds at Mackey Elementary School. One child asked what the mayor would like to have with him on a desert island. "A bottle ...
9:22 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- COURT SHENANIGANS -- Has good outside post for 7-panel opener, Douglas atop Spawr trainee, well-placed here. RAZIK -- Pedroza on Blincoe trainee, has good spot in long one-turn claimer, should hold attractive ...
9:22 a.m.
Bankruptcy for governments considered
CARSON CITY -- A Senate committee was asked to decide Wednesday whether local governments that fall into debt should be allowed to file bankruptcy.
9:22 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:16 a.m.
LV council delays MASH land splits
Two of three land transactions that would give nonprofit groups pieces of the site of the former MASH Village homeless shelter were postponed by the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday.
9:08 a.m.
New Justice Center gives room to grow
No one is happier with the opening of a $30 million justice facility in North Las Vegas than Municipal Judge Warren VanLandschoot.
9:08 a.m.
Suit threatened over rejected petition
A group of North Las Vegas residents are threatening to go to court after the City Council on Wednesday rejected their bid to give voters a say on city union employees' wages.
9:07 a.m.
Nellis journalists hit Bullseye
Three Nellis Air Force base newspaper staff members were recently honored by Air Combat Command Headquarters for their efforts in writing and photography for the base's weekly newspaper the Bullseye.
8:26 a.m.
Boys-Girls Clubs give teen top honor
The nationally recognized honor program is designed to promote and recognize service to club and community, academic performance and contributions to family and spiritual life.
8:26 a.m.
Golfers will tee off for literacy
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is the host of the event, which also includes a silent auction and raffle.
8:26 a.m.
UNLV researcher gets grant to help make safer explosives
A UNLV chemistry and physics professor just scored a five-year, $1.5 million contract to test explosives for the Defense Department.
8:26 a.m.
Anti-tax group gives Guinn a D
The Washington-based Cato Institute, which advocates limited government and free markets, said Guinn's performance fell dramatically from when he took office.
8:25 a.m.
Hospital hosting free tips to seniors
Classes are from 1-2:30 p.m. and held at the hospital, 9300 W. Sunset Road
8:25 a.m.
Obituaries for March 3, 2005
Florence G. Abbott, 92, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. She was born Aug. 11, 1912, in Melrose, Mass. A resident for 20 years, she was a homemaker.
8:25 a.m.
Classes aimed at child abuse
As reports of shaken baby deaths and injuries in Clark County continue to make the news, educators are trying to do more to protect other youngsters.
8:24 a.m.
Vienna Choir Boys bring sweet sounds to UNLV on Saturday
Conducted by Vienna-born Robert Rieder, a former member of the choir, the program will include pieces by Carl Orf ("O Fortuna"), Felix Mendelssohn ("Hebe deine Augen auf Engelterzet"), Rieder ("Kyrie" and "Gloria"), Schumann ("Zigeunerleben") and ...
8:20 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Taking a second look at RV world
On the contrary, Nevada's most famous RV dealer loves them all. Seems it would be hard for Wheeler to settle on just one, considering he can see the vast possibilities each one can offer.
8:19 a.m.
Furry of Activity: World of the Berenstain Bears unveiled at Lied Museum
Despite Berenstain's talents, famous parents and artistic achievements, he wasn't the main attraction here.
8:18 a.m.
Nevada scientists help protect China treasures
Judith Chow and John Watson, internationally recognized air quality experts from the Desert Research Institute in Reno, are in Shaanxi Province researching the impact of pollution on the thousands of life-size statues.
4:19 a.m.

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