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Archive for March 14, 2005

Home Run
Jimmie Johnson played the role of rude guest Sunday afternoon and spoiled a potential 1-2 finish by Las Vegas natives Kyle and Kurt Busch in the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race at Las ...
11:32 a.m.
Nine more die in wrecks over weekend
At least nine people died over the weekend from injuries suffered in a string of traffic collisions.
11:06 a.m.
Tiffany: Auto contract with state not a violation of ethics
CARSON CITY -- Sen. Sandra Tiffany said today that a contract she has with the state to sell used Nevada Highway Patrol vehicles on eBay does not violate the law that prohibits legislators from doing ...
11:05 a.m.
Reid seeks big change to nation's nuke policy
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., intends to unveil legislation aimed at making Yucca Mountain obsolete by allowing the Energy Department to take ownership of waste as it sits now at nuclear power ...
11:04 a.m.
FERC rules against Enron
Nevada's biggest electric utilities are claiming a victory in their epic battle with notorious energy trader Enron Corp.
11:03 a.m.
Crash at bus stop kills 4
Four people waiting for a Citizens Area Transit bus in northwest Las Vegas died this morning after a sport utility vehicle smashed into the bus stop, authorities said.
11:03 a.m.
Bodies of man, woman found in apartment
Metro Police homicide detectives were investigating an apparent murder-suicide after two badly decomposed bodies were found inside an apartment near Flamingo Road and Koval Lane on Sunday.
10:57 a.m.
Man guilty in deaths of sister, grandparents
A jury convicted a 21-year-old of three counts of murder Saturday for killing his pregnant sister and their grandparents.
10:57 a.m.
DMV to issue new licenses to those affected by burglary
The state Department of Motor Vehicles has been bombarded with phone calls from concerned citizens after announcing Friday that about 9,000 Las Vegas residents had detailed personal information stolen during a burglary last week.
10:56 a.m.
Carrier raises most fares
Southwest spokeswoman Linda Rutherford said Sunday that the fare increases implemented Friday had been long planned and were not in response to fare increases announced by other airlines late last week.
10:53 a.m.
Hong Kong firm to partner with Sands in Macau
Hong Kong hotel company Regal Hotels International Holdings Ltd. said Friday it entered into an agreement with Las Vegas Sands Corp. to develop a casino resort in Macau.
10:52 a.m.
Developer is planning pair of casinos for southwest valley
The developer of Southern Highlands has plans for two casinos in southwest Las Vegas as part of large mixed-use developments that will include residential and retail.
10:52 a.m.
Executive structure to remain following acquisition
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. said Friday that its top executives will retain their positions once the company acquires Caesars Entertainment Inc.
10:52 a.m.
Death penalty sought in fatal stabbing
James Valdez pleaded not guilty before District Judge Joseph Bonaventure this morning. Valdez's trial is set for Sept. 26.
10:48 a.m.
McCarran sixth in U.S. in domestic passenger count
McCarran International Airport has moved up a notch to sixth place for domestic enplanements among the nation's airports.
10:47 a.m.
Southwest Gas reports higher quarterly profit
Cooler weather, customer growth and a series of rate increases helped push Las Vegas-based Southwest Gas Corp. to a fourth-quarter net income of $40.4 million, or $1.11 a share.
10:46 a.m.
$200 million condo planned for southwest Vegas valley
A group of real estate developers and a top Mandalay Resort Group official have emerged to break ground on a $200 million condominium tower to take shape at the southwestern curve of the Las Vegas ...
10:46 a.m.
Big toys, big money
What does a city that hosts Nevada's largest sporting event do for an encore?
10:44 a.m.
Rural water could boost LV's credits from lake
Colorado River states haggling over water rights see value in Southern Nevada's proposal to receive credit for pumping groundwater from rural counties back into Lake Mead.
10:39 a.m.
Allergy sufferers beware: Pollen is in the air
Las Vegas Valley allergy sufferers can expect to be miserable this week, as winds reaching 19 mph are expected to keep already-high pollen levels blowing.
10:39 a.m.
Authorities guide 156,000 in and out of speedway
While everybody else watched the final laps of Sunday's race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, those in the Traffic Command Center watched the parking lot.
10:38 a.m.
Program targets health of river species
Southern Nevada is preparing to make a nearly $80 million contribution to the environmental health of the lower Colorado River.
10:38 a.m.
Three agencies could agree on airport studies
Southern Nevada would take a big step toward building a new 5,800-acre airport 30 miles south of Las Vegas with a three-agency agreement to be considered by the Clark County Commission on Tuesday.
10:36 a.m.
Early swarms of bees have residents abuzz
The phone at Rick Tapia's pest control office began buzzing two weeks ago and hasn't stopped since.
10:36 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: No kidding: Kyle shows he belongs
Sticks and stones may break your bones, and they'll also put a heck of a smudge on a custom paint job. That's something Kurt Busch is about to find out, after finishing third, one spot ...
9:59 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 14, 2005
Investigators probing an alternative medicine doctor want to speak to at least nine current or former members of the Carolina Panthers about possible illegal steroid prescriptions, the Columbia, S.C., newspaper reported.
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Seven days enough to shake up a Derby year
What a difference a week makes. When it comes to the Kentucky Derby, the March Madness of the equine set can drive even the most avid racing fan nuts.
9:58 a.m.
Rebels make statement as a team
Yeah, they can be this good.
9:57 a.m.
Harrington's Irish luck finally pays off
St. Paddy's Day came four days early for Ireland's Padraig Harrington.
9:57 a.m.
Earnhardt is fast ... on exit ramp
Forgive Dale Earnhardt Jr. if he just doesn't like Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
9:56 a.m.
Win gives points lead to Johnson
As if last year's Chase for the Nextel Cup never ended, Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch are still trading first and second place in this year's points standings.
9:56 a.m.
Newman and Gordon get together, then go separate ways on blame
Ryan Newman lost a potential top-three finish when he and Jeff Gordon tangled in the final stages of Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
9:56 a.m.
Report: Tribe, gambling firm helped fund DeLay trip
Not long after the outing, Rep. DeLay, the second most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives, played a key role in killing gaming-related legislation opposed by the company and tribe.
9:55 a.m.
Race breakdown
Recapping Laps 1 through 50
9:55 a.m.
Suit against professor dismissed
The student failed to show up for the court date, so the lawsuit was dismissed.
9:51 a.m.
Obituaries for March 14, 2005
Mary Louise Abbit, 93, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. She was born Sept. 15, 1911, in Jefferson, Texas. A resident for 53 years, she was a licensed missionary and church mother.
9:50 a.m.
Motorists warned about U.S. 95 ramp meters
For more information regarding the new traffic lights at on-ramps, call the Regional Transportation's Ramp Meter Hotline at 385-RAMP (7267) or visit
9:50 a.m.
Judge reconsiders length of ex-assemblyman's sentence
A decision on whether former Assemblyman Harley L. Harmon's nearly five-year federal prison sentence will be shortened is in the hands of U.S. District Judge Philip Pro.
9:45 a.m.
DMV theft yields personal data after all, officials lament
About 9,000 Las Vegas residents had detailed personal information stolen during the burglary of a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles last week, officials said Friday.
9:44 a.m.
Former CCSN dean enters into plea deal
A former Commmunity College of Southern Nevada dean accused of showing preferential treatment to a student will plead guilty to a misdemeanor as part of a deal with the attorney general's office, officials said.
9:40 a.m.
IRS probing Florida casino resort bonds
GULF BREEZE, Fla. -- Two small Florida Panhandle cities have been helping other local governments, most of them much bigger, with more than $1 billion in low-cost borrowing over the years while making money for ...
9:38 a.m.
Company offers to buy Indonesia tobacco firm
Philip Morris agreed to buy 40 percent of Sampoerna, Indonesia's third-largest tobacco company, for 10,600 rupiah ($1.13) a share, or 18.6 trillion rupiah, the company said in a statement. It offered to buy the remaining ...
9:38 a.m.
Census finds Las Vegas a modern Tower of Babel
English may be the unofficial language of commerce, but when Southern Nevadans go home at night they may be speaking Spanish, Tagalog or even Chamorro.
9:36 a.m.
Professor: Slots in Florida could hurt Kentucky horse industry
Richard Thalheimer, an economics professor in the school's equine business department, said slot machines at Gulfstream Park in Broward will hurt Calder's operations, even though the two tracks race at different times of the year.
9:34 a.m.
Table games alliance divided
The Mountaineer Park Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has balked at the way the pending legislation (House Bill 2848, Senate Bill 442) divvies up table games proceeds.
9:34 a.m.
Iger to succeed Eisner at Disney
LOS ANGELES -- Michael Eisner, the longtime CEO of The Walt Disney Co., will step down a year earlier than expected, handing over the reins to Robert Iger and ending a tumultuous stint atop the ...
9:33 a.m.
Navajo chapter pushing for casino near Flagstaff
The plan would call for a 600-slot machine casino with a hotel, convention center, rodeo ground and other amenities in the southwest corner of the reservation.
9:33 a.m.
Beaumont helps Salvation Army
The Beaumont Foundation Grant is valued at $45,000 per location, bringing the total donation to $135,000.
9:32 a.m.
Getting Rebels ready for NIT relatively easy
UNLV coach Lon Kruger didn't have to scramble to get some videotapes of his team's first National Invitation Tournament opponent.
9:29 a.m.
Community briefs for March 14, 2005
Friday through April 8, the Winchester Cultural Center's Art Gallery, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, will be the home to the exhibit "The Winchester Neighborhood History Project."
9:28 a.m.
Opposition from competitors only sure bet with racing bill
A bill before the Legislature would let voters in Hot Springs and West Memphis decide whether they want to expand electronic wagering at pari-mutuel race tracks in their cities.
9:25 a.m.
Duke has reasons to believe
Perhaps it is true what they say about Duke, that this is not a vintage group of blue-chip Blue Devils.
9:16 a.m.
Lady Rebels earn an empty reward for disappointing year
Earning a berth in the battle for the title of 65th-best team in the country is never totally satisfying, but the Lady Rebels feel a bit emptier than usual this year.
9:15 a.m.
Tabish, Murphy face more prison time
District Judge Joseph Bonaventure sentenced Rick Tabish and Sandy Murphy to one to five years in prison each on Friday for stealing Ted Binion's silver immediately after the millionaire casino figure died.
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Bush has conned Nevada's voters
George Bush needs the money he gets from cutting social programs and selling off chunks of our state to ease the deficit he's created with his tax cuts for the rich and his wars to ...
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Shoshone lawsuit good way to keep nuclear waste out
The suit references the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley, signed by the Western Shoshone leaders and the United States government.
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Secrecy on nuke dump
But after reading Friday's edition of the Sun, we started to get a better understanding of why Garrish is so bullish on Yucca Mountain. Washington bureau chief Benjamin Grove reported that environmental groups, which participated ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: More than a statue
Winnemucca was a Northern Paiute who lived from 1844 to 1891. She was an educator of Paiute children, an author, an interpreter and lecturer. Most memorably, she was a woman of peace who opened an ...
8:56 a.m.
Former cops to be flown back to New York
Two retired police detectives will be flown back to New York sometime in the next two weeks to face charges that they secretly served as mob informants and hitmen while employed with New York City ...
8:56 a.m.
Perspective key in appreciating this diva
Bad idea.
8:09 a.m.
Wrist and Reward: Bracelets cover full spectrum of colors, causes
Steve Ireland's wife, Sylvia, is a two-time cancer survivor, and the bracelet is a way to commemorate her victory over the disease.
8:09 a.m.

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