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Archive for May 3, 2005

Lieutenant governor candidate drops out
CARSON CITY -- He declared his candidacy three years before the 2006 election. Since then, he said he has raised about $650,000.
11:04 a.m.
Glitch halts monorail in its tracks once again
Clark County officials asked the Las Vegas Monorail to shut down regular operations this afternoon to try to fix a problem that has stranded passengers twice in the last two days.
11:03 a.m.
Alleged 311 Boyz member sentenced
An alleged member of the 311 Boyz gang who violated a judge's order to stay out of trouble was sentenced this morning to a combination of one year of house arrest, three years probation and ...
11:02 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 3, 2005
Juan Rincon, who emerged last season as one of baseball's top setup men for Minnesota, became the highest-profile violator of Major League Baseball's new policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
11:02 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Spilotro's bloody end revealed
It's the story of how Tony Spilotro, the tough-talking hoodlum who oversaw the Chicago mob's interests here, was allegedly betrayed by his own crime family members.
11:00 a.m.
Glass object found in jury box
A juror on the panel deciding whether a man should be sentenced to death found what appeared to be a used crack pipe in the jury box on Monday, according to sources close to the ...
11:00 a.m.
Dad charged in daughter's near drowning
A 35-year-old Las Vegas father has been charged with felony child endangerment because he fell asleep after taking his 2-year-old daughter into a swimming pool where she nearly drowned, Metro Police said.
10:59 a.m.
Lawmakers may target recycling next session
Southern Nevada's garbage contractor, already a lightning rod for criticism after a widely unpopular proposal to increase the area's notoriously low recycling rate, may be a target in the 2007 Legislative session.
10:57 a.m.
Horsford files amended campaign finance report
CARSON CITY -- Sen. Steven Horsford, D-North Las Vegas, said this morning that he has filed amended campaign contribution reports in response to Secretary of State Dean Heller's request for a response to allegations that ...
10:53 a.m.
Flores taking Kingman post
Maurice Flores, superintendent of the Clark County School District's east region, said he will take the helm of Kingman Unified School District in Arizona this summer.
10:52 a.m.
Water to Lake Mead won't be reduced
Interior Secretary Gale Norton announced that the federal government will not reduce the amount of water to be released from Lake Powell to Lake Mead through the remainder of this "water year," which ends Sept. ...
10:52 a.m.
State expects big hike in tax revenue
CARSON CITY -- The state is going to get an estimated $265.6 million in additional tax revenue during the next 2 1/2 years.
10:51 a.m.
Pacer withdraws Nevada move plans
In a move anticipated for months, a California company has withdrawn plans to move its corporate headquarters to Henderson, despite the city offering a $3.7 million discount for the 28-acre site.
10:51 a.m.
Wynn assures stockholders resort is off to a good start
Warning shareholders not to judge the long-term performance of his resort based on its opening weekend, Steve Wynn nevertheless dropped several hints at the company's annual stockholders meeting Monday to suggest that his new resort ...
10:51 a.m.
Sierra Pacific highlights profit during meeting
In contrast to heated events in recent years, Sierra Pacific Resources enjoyed a largely calm audience on Monday at its annual shareholders meeting.
10:50 a.m.
Las Vegas Sands profit declines in first quarter
The owner of the Venetian resort in Las Vegas reported an 86 percent decline in first-quarter profit largely because of a loss related to debt refinancing, but it still beat analysts' expectations for the quarter ...
10:50 a.m.
Legislative briefs for May 3, 2005
The Senate Finance Committee approved a bill Monday to create four new District Court judges in Clark County, not the seven requested by the judges.
10:46 a.m.
General Growth earnings decrease
General Growth Properties Inc., the second-largest owner of U.S. shopping malls, said first-quarter earnings fell 78 percent on higher costs and interest expenses related to a recent acquisition.
10:46 a.m.
Gaming briefs for May 3, 2005
New French paintings in June
10:46 a.m.
Reid to receive PTA award
Reid, who will be visiting the campus as part of his "Capitol to the Classroom" program, will meet with students, teachers, administrators and parents to answer questions and discuss ongoing educational initiatives.
9:47 a.m.
LV council happy with cost cutting
Las Vegas would add 58 jobs and cut nine, and the tax rate would remain the same under a $1.18 billion preliminary spending plan supported by the City Council on Monday.
9:45 a.m.
Gold Butte must not be abused
One that stands out is Mr. Freeman's implication that the spread of noxious and invasive weeds in the Gold Butte region is not a problem caused by people driving off-highway vehicles. He bases this statement ...
9:44 a.m.
Letter: Dollar's decline may be to blame for gas prices
Now, as in the 1980s, we blame this problem on too much demand, too little supply, not enough refining capacity, bad drivers, low industry gas mileage standards, war, federal deficits, SUVs and even bad weather. ...
9:44 a.m.
Bracket sets up for showdown
9:42 a.m.
School District's Flores taking post in Kingman
Maurice Flores, superintendent of the Clark County School District's east region, said he will take the helm of Kingman Unified School District in Arizona this summer.
9:41 a.m.
Senate OKs Ensign's animal fighting bill
WASHINGTON -- The Senate has approved Sen. John Ensign's bill aiming at limiting animal fighting in the United States.
9:41 a.m.
Editorial: Focus on academics
While the lawsuit is still pending, we were heartened to read in Monday's Las Vegas Sun that 16 Clark County campuses -- after receiving approval from at least 55 percent of those parents who returned ...
9:39 a.m.
Editorial: Openness has big loophole
As Las Vegas Sun reporter Steve Kanigher reported on Sunday, the only way Southern Nevada residents can learn the identity of LLC members is when their company does business with a local government, either through ...
9:39 a.m.
Rotation is doing its part for the 51s
Heath Totten threw more than 100 pitches Monday, giving up 12 hits and six runs after a shaky first inning and leaving the game with a 7-6 lead after the eighth inning.
9:38 a.m.
High court won't delay trial in Crazy Horse suit
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Monday refused to delay a civil suit in Las Vegas against the Crazy Horse Too topless club and its owner, Rick Rizzolo.
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Stars align for local youths after Easter Bowl
Considering she is just 14, Asia Muhammad probably has never heard of the late pop star Andy Gibb. But last week she did a little shadow dancing after winning the girls 16 doubles at the ...
9:37 a.m.
County plans airport study
The Clark County Commission was expected to move forward this morning with a government-mandated study of the land where a new airport may one day sit.
9:37 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Las Vegas' Lynch back on top of West series
Scott Lynch set out this season to prove his 2003 NASCAR West Series championship was not a fluke.
9:35 a.m.
Aristocrat forecasts record first half
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd., the world's second-largest slot machine maker, said first-half profit may rise about 50 percent to a record on increased sales of new games in the U.S. and Japan. The company's shares rose.
9:34 a.m.
Golf regionals could get face lift from NIAA
In the latest move to try to keep 18-hole golf tournaments as one-day events, next week's high school regionals are scheduled to take place on easy courses with, in theory, enough windbreaks in the vicinity ...
9:33 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:31 a.m.
$15 million on new voting machines sparks feud
CARSON CITY -- Republican Secretary of State Dean Heller tangled with two GOP senators from Las Vegas on Monday over whether the state should spend $15 million to buy new voting machines with paper trails ...
9:30 a.m.
Preps: Monday's results
Green Valley 7, Del Sol 0: W: Zuniga (4 IP, 1K). L: n/a 2B: Greb (GV), Zuniga (GV). RBI: Krause-2 (GV), Cosgrove (GV).
9:29 a.m.
Gaming officials say mergers make industry stronger
CARSON CITY -- Hotel executives told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the 8 percent cap on property taxes won't have any impact on planned expansions in Clark County.
9:28 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Ariz., David Lopez, Mexico, vs. Danny Perez, El Cajon, Calif., 10, middleweights; Jose Luis Valbuena, Venezuela, vs. Celestino Caballero, Panama, 10, super bantamweights.
9:28 a.m.
Circulation falls 1.9 percent
The average daily circulation of 814 U.S. newspapers was 47.4 million in the period, down from 48.3 million a year ago, the Newspaper Association of America, association said today in a statement. The association used ...
9:27 a.m.
Cleveland no longer in the running for Phil Jackson
There's one fewer team in the Phil Jackson sweepstakes as Jackson will not have further conversations about becoming the Cleveland Cavaliers' coach, sources said Monday.
9:27 a.m.
Bandai to buy Namco in $1.7 billion deal
The Bandai Company, which makes the Power Rangers figures, agreed to buy Namco, which produced Pac-Man, in a deal that would create Japan's second-biggest toy and game company, the two companies said Monday.
9:27 a.m.
Recollections of Berlin trip 60 years ago
Russian troops in Berlin on May 3, 1945, sure were surprised to see nine American soldiers from the 9th Army take a sight-seeing tour through the war-torn city.
9:02 a.m.
Winds blow dust but cool weather
Winds at Lake Mead's Callville Bay gusted to 47 mph Monday evening as an energetic wave of weather brushed the northern end of the Las Vegas Valley and exited south and east, the National Weather ...
8:55 a.m.
Obituaries for May 3, 2005
Gertrude S. Bennett, 85, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local care center. She was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Rochester, N.Y. A resident for six years, she was a retired assembler for a ...
8:54 a.m.
Center opens for homeless youths
The Las Vegas Valley's first drop-in center for homeless youth under 18 opened Monday, as a six-month census and study of that population was also announced, another first.
8:53 a.m.
Community briefs for May 3, 2005
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will hold its 10th annual Corporate Golf Classic Monday at Canyon Gate Country Club.
8:31 a.m.
Immunization schedule for May 3, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:31 a.m.
Post office open for tours
To celebrate the centennial, the city of Las Vegas opened the downtown historic post office and courthouse on Stewart Avenue for the month of May.
8:12 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Even recent history is history
After all, Sunday afternoon's weather was glorious. And a visit to the Clark County Museum off Boulder Highway was a good excuse to get out in it without having to do anything sweaty, such as ...
8:12 a.m.

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