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Archive for March 15, 2005

All-day kindergarten debated
CARSON CITY -- Educators brought out all the stops Monday to ask an Assembly education committee to endorse all-day kindergarten.
11:10 a.m.
Hispanics rally against anti-immigration sign
About 50 Hispanic community members rallied Monday night at the Rafael Rivera Community Center against a controversial billboard recently displayed in Las Vegas that said, "Stop Immigration: Join the National Alliance."
11:10 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Civil side of Binion case is next
Tabish said he can't wait to get out of prison, return to Montana and leave behind the six-year courtroom battle over Binion's mysterious 1998 death.
11:08 a.m.
Herbst not liable in 311 Boyz case
A judge ruled Monday that Terrible Herbst Inc. could not be held liable for the actions of alleged 311 Boyz gang members simply because one of its gas stations sold one member beer the night ...
11:07 a.m.
Audits point to state waste
CARSON CITY -- Several state audits released Monday pointed to ways that the state could be saving millions of taxpayer dollars annually while better serving the public.
11:07 a.m.
UNLV, UNR scale down building plans
UNLV and UNR officials have big dreams for new structures on their campuses, from high-tech science buildings that will help bring in more grant money to 21st century libraries that combine traditional books with multimedia ...
11:01 a.m.
Man goes free after FBI loses evidence
Lila Carter watched in shock Monday as the man who two years ago shot and killed her grandson walked out of the George Federal Building a free man.
11:01 a.m.
Crash victims mourned; questions surround driver
Vergus Bailey heard a crash outside her apartment Monday morning and looked outside, not knowing her 36-year-old daughter was among the people killed when a sport utility vehicle plowed into a Citizens Area Transit bus ...
11:00 a.m.
Officer injured in car wreck in which four died identified
Metro Police this morning identified the officer seriously injured in Sunday's fatal crash that killed four people including a 9-week-old girl as Officer Kevin McClary.
10:58 a.m.
DMV hopes to reassure clients about security
Mark Saia walked into the state Department of Motor Vehicles office at 4110 Donovan Way on Monday looking for information on the possible theft of his identity. He left with only questions.
10:56 a.m.
Cardinals-49ers to play in Mexico in regular season
The first NFL regular-season game outside the United States is expected to take place Oct. 2, when the Arizona Cardinals face San Francisco in Mexico City.
10:53 a.m.
PUC chairman backs deal to allow utility to recover past costs
The chairman of the state Public Utilities Commission is recommending the approval of a deal reached last month that would allow Nevada Power Co. to recover $115.9 million in past fuel and purchased power costs.
10:49 a.m.
Station raises earnings guidance, shares jump
Station Casinos Inc. shares soared by more than 10 percent in midday trading today on news that the strong Las Vegas economy lifted profit higher than expected in the first quarter. As a result, the ...
10:49 a.m.
Businesswomen honored
Businesswomen honored
10:49 a.m.
LV visitor volume flat in January
Rain, mudslides and calendar abnormalities resulted in a surprise in visitor volume statistics for January: They were almost unchanged, just down from the previous year.
10:48 a.m.
Legislative briefs for March 15, 2005
The pay of Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and other peace officers in the state Department of Public Safety would be brought up to the rates comparable with similar positions with Metro Police under a bill ...
10:46 a.m.
Shares jump on FERC decision
FERC issued its order late Friday, and on Monday shares of Sierra -- parent company of Las Vegas-based Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno -- jumped 7.5 percent to close at ...
10:45 a.m.
Odds stacked against defending champs
History may repeat this year in boys' high school volleyball. No team has ever won consecutive state titles since the state championship tournaments began in 2000, and this year it will be tough for Sierra ...
10:45 a.m.
Sheriff: No evidence of crime in land swaps
Clark County Sheriff Bill Young said Monday he met with Ellen Knowlton, special agent in charge of the Las Vegas FBI office, about two weeks ago to discuss the investigations into airport land sales and ...
9:43 a.m.
Letter: Motorcyclists unfairly targeted
He wrote that helmet laws save lives and taxpayer money. Considering that cars on the road outnumber motorcycles by about 200 to 1, wouldn't we save 200 times as much money and 200 times as ...
9:43 a.m.
Letter: Federal budget should benefit all
What is Christ-like about denying health care to children or cutting programs such as child-care assistance to help families out of poverty? The crisis is not in Social Security but in health care, fuel, housing ...
9:42 a.m.
NASCAR weekend hailed a success on and off the track
By most accounts, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway's eighth annual NASCAR weekend was an overwhelming success -- both on and off the track.
9:42 a.m.
Letter: Watch list is not reason to deny right to own gun
Those persons are already being denied their rights under the Sixth Amendment, which includes the right "to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him."
9:42 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: You can't NIT pick about the postseason
Having seen way too many of them to count -- which is a pretty good indication of just how far the UNLV basketball program has slipped during the past decade -- I never thought I ...
9:41 a.m.
Police arrest suspect in gropings of UNLV women
A suspect in a series of gropings of women at UNLV is now in police custody in San Bernardino, Calif., UNLV police chief Jose Elique said Monday.
9:41 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 15, 2005
Overcoming gusty winds that sent sand swirling around the court Monday, Lindsay Davenport beat Meghann Shaughnessy in the Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells, Calif.
9:41 a.m.
Editorial: NASCAR a perfect fit
Both NASCAR and Las Vegas' tourist-based economy have benefited from their relationship, as tens of thousands of visitors join locals in attending the race. The event grows more popular with each passing year, so much ...
9:38 a.m.
Editorial: Tiffany's bill reeks of conflict
Instead of seeking a license, Tiffany decided to submit a bill changing state law. Senate Bill 55 would allow Nevadans to sell surplus government vehicles on eBay or other online auction sites without obtaining a ...
9:37 a.m.
Valley has seen share of similar crashes
Although the death toll was higher in Monday's bus stop crash, there have been other similar incidents in the last several years, most of which involved drivers who were either drunk or had drugs in ...
9:37 a.m.
News briefs for March 15, 2005
The coroner's office has released the names of two of the people killed in a triple fatal collision Sunday morning at Sahara Avenue and Fremont Street.
9:36 a.m.
Region championship or bust for Coronado
As the Coronado boys' volleyball team practices for the upcoming season, a bad memory still sits in the players' minds. The Cougars remember the crushing defeat they suffered in last year's state tournament to eventual ...
9:35 a.m.
Rebels excited about NIT invite this time around
What a difference a year makes.
9:33 a.m.
Wynn's resort in Singapore could cost $1.5 billion
Wynn Resorts Ltd., the Las Vegas-based casino company led by Steve Wynn, proposes spending as much as $1.5 billion to build and operate a casino resort in Singapore, its president said.
9:32 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:29 a.m.
Proposed smoking ban adds Atlantic City casinos
TRENTON, N.J. -- Gamblers would not be allowed to light up on casino floors under a measure passed Monday by a Senate committee that adds casinos to restaurants, bars and offices where lawmakers want to ...
9:26 a.m.
Preps: Monday's results
Valley 7, Del Sol 2: WP: Reiner Hall (1-1) LP: Vay VALY: Tim Parker 3-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI.
9:25 a.m.
Legislation that expands electronic wagering advances
With a voice vote, the panel approved the bill authorizing local elections in the two Arkansas cities with pari-mutuel wagering to permit more electronic games of skill at the tracks, over the objections of opponents ...
9:25 a.m.
February revenue at two Detroit casinos drops
February revenue increased 9 percent to $39.6 million over last year, according to figures released Monday by the Michigan Gaming Control Board.
9:25 a.m.
Convincing victory renews confidence
Seven games into the season, the Gladiators earned their first decisive and convincing victory.
9:23 a.m.
Blacklist aims to instill confidence in N.J. casinos
ATLANTIC CITY -- Benny Eggs is on the list. So is "Johnny Sausage" Barbato, "Petey Boxcars" Cosoleto and Sammy "The Bull" Gravano.
9:21 a.m.
Changes to be explained in DOE compensation program
Labor Department town hall meetings on the Energy Employee Occupational Illnes Compensation Program Act will be 6 p.m. today and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday at Texas Station. The Resource Center is at Flamingo ...
9:17 a.m.
Country's recession over
The government revised its data for the fourth quarter of 2004 to an annualized growth rate of 0.5 percent, from a preliminary estimate of a 0.5 percent decline.
9:17 a.m.
Obituaries for March 15, 2005
Lance L. Campbell, 63, of Henderson died Saturday in Henderson. He was born Dec. 3, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo. A resident for six years, he was a retired Clark County School District administrator and ...
9:16 a.m.
McBride, former regents chairman, dies at 84
McBride died March 9 at age 84, according to Palm Mortuary, which is handling the arrangements.
9:05 a.m.
$1 million sought for mental health court
CARSON CITY -- Spending $1 million a year to continue a mental health court in Las Vegas will save money on jails and hospital emergency rooms, proponents told the Assembly Ways and Means Committee Monday ...
9:03 a.m.
Mule deer tag bill opposed
CARSON CITY -- Assemblyman Jerry Claborn, D-Las Vegas, says he wants to make the drawing of hunting tags for mule deer fairer, but he ran into a barrage of opposition from hunters Monday.
9:02 a.m.
'Understanding Islam' forum held at CCSN
Aslam Abdullah ended an Islamic panelist discussion Monday evening with a little humor while addressing the question of Islam's role in America and terrorism.
9:02 a.m.
Community briefs for March 15, 2005
Women Against Violence, a UNLV student group, will present a benefit production of Eve Ensler's "Vagina Monologues" at 7 p.m. Friday in the university's Arte` us Ham Concert Hall.
8:38 a.m.
Moving heaven and Earth for the Las Vegas Centennial
The Las Vegas Centennial Committee has reached to the stars for an asteroid named in the city's honor and is reaching a little deeper into its pockets to pay for its 100th birthday party.
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Hogs saloon raises bar at auditions
"Looking for Daisy Duke-meets-the biker chick-meets-the girl next door. A little leather, a little denim and a little lace. If you've got it, flaunt it. You ain't gonna have it forever."
8:05 a.m.
Nevada lawmakers react to senator's bill affecting her business
Tiffany, R-Henderson, has proposed SB55, easing requirements for advertisers to hold a broker or dealer's license to sell cars under certain circumstances. Tiffany, who doesn't hold a dealer's license, has a contract with the state's ...
1:43 a.m.

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