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Archive for March 28, 2005

NRC says pool storage of nuke waste is safe
WASHINGTON -- Despite recent findings by the National Academy of Sciences, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is maintaining that keeping used nuclear fuel in storage pools is safe.
11:19 a.m.
News briefs for March 28, 2005
Fatigue may have been to blame for a crash early this morning that killed a woman and injured two other people, North Las Vegas Police said.
11:17 a.m.
Number of juvenile sex offenders is on the rise
The accused rapist was unruly. He banged on the window of his holding cell and yelled.
11:16 a.m.
Lawmakers anticipate opposition to tax plan
A new plan would cap taxes paid on owner-occupied homes at 3 percent a year and cap other properties at the average 10-year growth in the county.
11:15 a.m.
Aliante to get new library; satellite will close
As lawmakers in Carson City criticize North Las Vegas for neglecting more established neighborhoods, the city's library district is moving ahead with construction -- in one of its newer developments -- of the community's first ...
11:13 a.m.
AIDS drug waiting list is feared
CARSON CITY -- If additional money is not allocated for HIV and AIDS patients, their names will have to go onto a waiting list for medication, a legislative committee was told.
11:12 a.m.
Police, firefighters rescue man attempting suicide
A liquor-store clerk was booked this morning on a charge of first-degree arson after officials said he locked himself inside his work place and set bottles of alcohol ablaze in an apparent suicide attempt Sunday ...
11:12 a.m.
Homeless gather beneath highway for Easter
On the darker side of Las Vegas, away from the glitz of the Strip and the pastels of suburban Easter egg hunts, a different kind of holiday celebration took place.
11:11 a.m.
Tourists flock to cathedral for holiday Mass
Jack Penning watched as his Fighting Illini were down 15 points with four minutes to go Saturday, so he made a deal.
11:10 a.m.
Disabled man dies in mattress fire
A disabled Las Vegas man died this morning after a cigarette ignited the mattress in his downtown studio apartment, fire officials said.
11:09 a.m.
Nevada ranking climbs for percentage of degrees
The country as a whole also reported record highs for the number of students earning academic degrees.
11:08 a.m.
Las Vegans join debate over Schiavo's fate
Churchgoer Nancy Whistler, standing in the back of St. Viator's Catholic Church on Flamingo Road and Eastern Avenue because there were no more seats, couldn't understand why Terri Schiavo's husband, Michael Schiavo, wouldn't let her ...
11:07 a.m.
Business briefs for March 28, 2005
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's unemployment rate remained constant in February at 3.9 percent, but businesses added 9,600 jobs, many of them the construction industry.
10:54 a.m.
Towns seeking casino licenses want jobs, money for schools
DES MOINES, Iowa -- For seven Iowa counties seeking casino licenses from state regulators, getting permission to build a new casino would be like hitting the lottery jackpot.
10:48 a.m.
Expert: High-rise shakeout is likely
There will continue to be a shakeout within the Las Vegas high-rise market as some projects make it and others fall by the wayside, an industry expert said.
10:47 a.m.
Gaming briefs for March 28, 2005
Moody's Investors Service assigned a B3 rating to OpBiz LLC's $496 million senior secured term loan A and $10 million senior secured term loan B. Both term loans mature in 2010.
10:47 a.m.
Nevada Power's Enron case delayed
Nevada Power Co. will have to wait a little longer to make its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission case against disgraced energy trader Enron Corp.
10:42 a.m.
Vegas Comdex canceled
The organizers of Comdex, a computer trade show that once was the largest convention to visit Las Vegas, have removed the show from their calendar and are producing a Comdex show in Greece during the ...
10:41 a.m.
Preps: Monday's schedule
Baseball
10:25 a.m.
Clarification:
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9:58 a.m.
Gladiators' 'D' gets second shot at No. 1 offense
Enough battling for burgers. Reach up for the steak already.
9:55 a.m.
Obituaries for March 28, 2005
Vera L. Carson, 76, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born Jan. 26, 1929, in Indiana. A resident for 34 years, she was a homemaker.
9:32 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: American-bred horses run strong at Dubai World Cup
While Americans are paying record prices at the gas pumps here in the good old USA, our equine patriots got at least some of that stipend back from the oil-rich Persian Gulf region over the ...
9:31 a.m.
Sports briefs for March 28, 2005
An opening-round 11-under-par 277 on Sunday at the National Invitational Tournament being played at OMNI Tucson National (par 72, 7,094 yards) left the UNLV men's golf team trailing TCU by just one shot.
9:28 a.m.
April Fool's food drive key to stock supplies for poor
Officials at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Family Services every day look at dwindling supplies in their pantry and wonder how they are going to provide nutritional food baskets for the working poor and other ...
9:23 a.m.
State sued over actions taken against reformatory supervisor
CARSON CITY -- A lawsuit has been filed to hold Nevada in contempt of court for its action in its bumpy, two-year battle to fire the head group supervisor at the state youth reformatory in ...
9:22 a.m.
Nellis jets back in the air after crash of F-15
Flight operations by Nellis Air Force Base's 57th Wing were to resume this morning after being stopped Friday morning following the crash of an F-15C Eagle.
9:19 a.m.
Editorial: It's official: Bush wrong
Question 16 asks: "I think I could do better if you let me invest the Social Security I pay into an Individual Retirement Plan or some other investment plan. What do you think?"
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Safety net must not be destroyed
Here are some personal facts about me. I am a 51-year-old male, married with two small children ages 4 and 5. I was self-employed for nearly 25 years, and between the good years and not-so-good ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Helmet law saves many lives
Head injuries are something that people should want to avoid at all costs. Although it wasn't caused by a motorcycle accident, I have one. I was in a coma for three weeks and underwent three ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: End-of-life documents are a necessity
The one positive aspect of this case is that Mrs. Schiavo has given this nation a gift. She has shown to everyone how important it is to have end-of-life conversations with our loved ones and ...
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: Overhaul is faltering
But these question-and-answer sessions are nothing more than cheerleading events. They are carefully choreographed, allowing only those who agree with the president's vision for Social Security to ask him questions. Such stage-managed events, in which ...
9:02 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: The ABCs of MWC for TCU
In less than three months, the Crazy Eight, also known by its formal name of the Mountain West Conference, will add a ninth member and about 5.2 million TV sets, according to the latest census ...
9:01 a.m.
Chicken recalled for Listeria
The only problem is that the recall may be coming too late to do any good.
8:58 a.m.
Inquest rules Metro officer justified in killing LV man
It took a Clark County coroner's inquest jury less than half an hour to determine that a Metro Police officer was justified in fatally shooting a Las Vegas man who held his mother and brother ...
8:58 a.m.
Births for March 28, 2005
March 15:
8:57 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Let your curiosity take the Lied
The Lied Library's special collections department is ground zero for the Las Vegas Centennial celebrations and exhibits, containing information on everything from railroad and mining history to showgirls, casino openings and entertainers.
8:16 a.m.
Costello shows bite after surgery
Novocaine couldn't dull Elvis Costello's impact Friday night.
8:14 a.m.
Touch of CLASS!
Drunken driving. Date rape. Drug use. They are not necessarily topics covered by a high school newspaper.
8:12 a.m.

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