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Archive for May 4, 2005

Woman shot to death in her Henderson home; kids injured
A 46-year-old woman was shot and killed and her two teenage children were injured after someone apparently broke into their Green Valley Ranch home early this morning.
11:58 a.m.
Two women's bodies found at same LV apartment complex
Metro Police are investigating the deaths of two women whose bodies were found hours apart at the same southeastern Las Vegas apartment complex Tuesday.
11:22 a.m.
Nevada's teen birth rate is down 28 percent
Nevada's teen birth rate has dropped 28 percent since 1991, a decline touted by health educators and community advocates observing today's National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
11:21 a.m.
Guinn vows to veto bill without rebate
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn vowed again today that he will veto any budget that does not include a rebate to taxpayers.
11:19 a.m.
Child abuse case against former officer dismissed
A former Metro Police officer, who was fired after allegations surfaced that he burned his 13-year-old son with a hot iron, had his case dismissed on Tuesday.
11:18 a.m.
State argues to get all documents on Yucca Mountain made public
WASHINGTON -- An attorney for Nevada was to argue today at an Atomic Safety Licensing Board hearing that the Energy Department needs to make certain Yucca Mountain project documents public.
11:15 a.m.
Kerkorian discloses GM investment, plans to double it
Kirk Kerkorian, the billionaire who tried to take Chrysler Corp. private a decade ago, said he planned to double a previously undisclosed stake in General Motors Corp. to 8.8 percent after a plunge in GM ...
11:15 a.m.
Horsford: Complaint motivated by politics
CARSON CITY -- A campaign complaint filed in March against Sen. Steven Horsford, D-North Las Vegas, was penned by Chaz Higgs, the husband of state Controller Kathy Augustine.
11:14 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: The little train that couldn't
This is the $650 million transportation system that shut down and stranded dozens of tourists high above the streets a couple of times this week because of what company officials called a "communication breakdown."
11:14 a.m.
Police: Highway slaying was not random
Metro Police are treating last week's Interstate 15 shooting as "a targeted homicide" and not a random act, based on evidence of illicit narcotics found in the car driven by the slain woman.
11:12 a.m.
Lawyer to avoid slot cheating charges
A lawyer who previously worked for the Nevada Attorney General's Office, Clark County District Attorney's Office and Public Defender's Office is expected to have charges alleging he cheated slot machines dropped in exchange for testifying ...
11:11 a.m.
Moratorium by county would stop development
Clark County commissioners today were expected to approve a moratorium that would, in effect, prevent development in 18 square miles of unincorporated Eldorado Valley as part of a long-term strategy to preserve the no-growth character ...
11:11 a.m.
Condo developer raising prices; costs of construction cited
Developers of the Vegas Grand condominium project are asking potential buyers to rework their reservation agreements in the wake of higher-than-expected construction costs.
10:58 a.m.
JetBlue expansion could mean more Vegas in airline's future
When JetBlue Airways takes delivery of 17 new jets later this year, Las Vegas figures to be one of the destinations at which the respected discount carrier will expand.
10:58 a.m.
Home sales down slightly
In April, 2,957 single-family homes sold, down 5.4 percent from the 3,127 homes that sold in March, based on records from the association's Multiple Listing Service.
10:56 a.m.
Gaming briefs for May 4, 2005
Federal appeals-court judges considering an Indian gambling case said Tuesday that Wyoming's gambling laws are so vague and confusing they might have to ask the state's Supreme Court for clarification.
10:55 a.m.
Venetian owner sees interest shifting toward northern Strip
The owner of the Venetian resort in Las Vegas said early results from the opening of Wynn Las Vegas last weekend bodes well for its own resort.
10:53 a.m.
Maintaining momentum goal of MGM executives
At the company's annual shareholder meeting, MGM Mirage executives welcomed Mandalay Resort Group into the fold and said the combined company -- the state's largest employer and private investor -- expects to help transform Las ...
10:52 a.m.
Report shows casinos' strength
Americans spent $28.9 billion last year in nontribal casinos across the United States, a 7 percent increase from 2003, according to an industry-funded study issued today.
10:51 a.m.
Wynn plans $345 million expansion in Macau
The casino company led by Steve Wynn has added a $345 million wing to plans for its casino in the Chinese enclave of Macau, where gambling revenue is rising with the influx of Western casinos.
10:51 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Bartkowski's tournament invites high rollers
It's either 16,666 pulls on the Megabucks slot machine or the entry fee for some high-end golf competition.
10:50 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: New member wins annual tournament
Mens' First Flight Launce Wallin, 138 Frank Larsen, 140 Bill Blackard, 141 Men's Second Flight Pete Segel, 138 Russ Schroeder, 140 Don Pitchford, 143 Men's Third Flight Allen Vogel, 141 Charles Snavely, 142 Steve Gephardt, ...
9:59 a.m.
Preps: Baseball Top 10
Compiled by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune
9:44 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 4, 2005
Andre Agassi easily defeated French teenager Richard Gasquet 6-2, 6-3 today in the second round of the Rome Masters.
9:43 a.m.
51s raise Cain's ERA this time around
It was six nights ago that the Las Vegas 51s last faced Matt Cain, the 13th-rated prospect by Baseball America whose fastball reportedly hit 98 mph on the Fresno radar gun.
9:42 a.m.
Sides differ over School Board meeting encounter
A leader of a group of Hispanic parents says Deputy Superintendent of Instruction Agustin Orci yelled at them after they criticized his job performance at Thursday's Clark County School Board meeting.
9:42 a.m.
Court rules for video lottery terminals
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The state's highest court on Tuesday ruled that video lottery terminals and Indian-owned casinos are constitutional, a victory for the legislature and governor who have increasingly relied on gambling to fill budget ...
9:42 a.m.
She's the one
The top eight teams and top two individuals not on qualifying teams advance to the NCAA Championship, scheduled for May 18-21 at Sunriver, Ore.
9:41 a.m.
Iowa panel to declare number of new licenses
DES MOINES, Iowa -- After months of keeping their opinions on new licenses to themselves, the time is approaching for members of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission to show their hand on who will ...
9:39 a.m.
Education official all smiles during visit with youngsters
It's not every day that an assistant secretary of the Education Department gets serenaded by preschoolers.
9:38 a.m.
County critical of legislative measures
The Clark County Commission on Tuesday sharply criticized a number of legislative bills board members said were not written with the state's largest county in mind.
9:36 a.m.
Gaels hold off Bonanza
Bonanza tried to play tag with Bishop Gorman on Tuesday at Hadland Park.
9:36 a.m.
Cracraft gets back in the game
When he burst back onto the local prep baseball scene this March, Brandon Cracraft appeared to be one of the few athletes with a great natural ability to play the game.
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Robby Gordon takes his show off the road, again
Despite struggling this season in his second stint as an owner/driver in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, Robby Gordon has filed an entry to race his Trophy Truck in next month's Tecate SCORE Baja 500 ...
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Playing Hawaii is good business
The famous sign out on Las Vegas Boulevard South reads "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" or as those who paddle around in outrigger canoes call it, East Honolulu.
9:33 a.m.
Favre criticizes teammate for missing first minicamp
Brett Favre said he is disappointed with teammate Javon Walker's contract holdout, and suggested the Green Bay Packers could manage without the Pro Bowl wide receiver.
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Do 'correlated' baseball parlays pay off?
To a casual gambler, all parlays are created equal.
9:28 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- SEEKING RESULTS -- Baze aboard here, draws good rail post for maiden special weight route, Results are Seeking diploma. DEE DEE'S PRINCESS -- Draws alongside top pick for two-turn opener, Bisono here, ...
9:26 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
9:25 a.m.
Preps: Tuesday's results
Cimarron-Memorial 14, Shadow Ridge 1: W: Muir (5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER). L: Gaskill (3.2 IP, 8 H, 8 ER). 2B: Micco (CMRN), Brundage (CMRN).
9:24 a.m.
No cause found for monorail glitch
Technicians for the Las Vegas Monorail have not yet determined what caused two separate communication losses this week that brought the system to a halt for more than three hours apiece, a company spokesman said ...
9:21 a.m.
Massage parlors lose licenses
The Henderson City Council on Tuesday revoked the licenses of three massage parlors accused of offering prostitution and set a May 17 hearing for an ordinance that would ban new stand-alone massage studios.
9:21 a.m.
Letter: Official wrongly knocks Canada
I remind him that insulin was discovered in Toronto in 1921.
9:21 a.m.
Letter: Republic's idea disguises cutback
Cutting back services in the name of improving recycling efforts is simply a smoke screen. The reality is that that we the people will be saddled with the stink and clutter of accumulated garbage. Recycling ...
9:20 a.m.
Letter: Judges are correct to base decisions on Constitution
Imagination is not needed. Such a society does exist today. It's called the United States of America. The basic law is the Constitution. While the Constitution values collective rights, it puts a higher premium on ...
9:19 a.m.
Editorial: Surpluses, or a mirage?
This sounds like a lot of money with which to begin building up the state's services, which have lost much ground over the years because of inadequate funding. Unfortunately, however, Gov. Kenny Guinn is proposing ...
9:17 a.m.
Editorial: Hope for the homeless
The nonprofit organization is receiving financial assistance from area businesses and is expected to receive some funding from Clark County to help with the survey, which is scheduled to begin June 1. This is a ...
9:16 a.m.
News briefs for May 4, 2005
A bicyclist was in critical condition Tuesday after he was run over by a truck, Metro Police said.
9:16 a.m.
Survey shows expansion, although at a lower rate
The Institute for Supply Management said its index of activity among service companies for April fell to 61.7 from 63.1 a month earlier. Analysts had been estimating the index would ease to 61 in April.
9:14 a.m.
Health insurers agree to pay more than $80 million
Health Net will give $40 million to pay claims from doctors and up to $20 million for attorneys fees, the company said. It also agreed to create a better definition of medical necessity for procedures ...
9:14 a.m.
Proponents, foes square off over minimum wage
CARSON CITY -- Proponents of raising the minimum wage urged a Senate committee Tuesday to hurry up and pass the bill that would boost minimum wage by a dollar to $6.15 an hour.
9:01 a.m.
Office surgeries prompt concern
CARSON CITY -- As doctors perform more surgeries in their offices, an assemblywoman wants to determine if there are more injuries and deaths from those procedures than occur in a hospital or surgery center.
9:00 a.m.
Legislative briefs for May 4, 2005
The Senate Tuesday voted 20-0 for a bill to stop justice and municipal courts from compromising misdemeanor offenses involving spousal battery.
8:59 a.m.
Community briefs for May 4, 2005
UNLV's summer catalog of community interest courses was mailed to former students. The catalog is also available at Las Vegas Clark County libraries, as well as at the Educational Outreach Office at the Paradise Campus, ...
8:51 a.m.
UNLV student flies to scholarship
UNLV undergraduate biology major Archana "Archie" Nelliot, 20, recently won a prestigious national scholarship.
8:49 a.m.
Obituaries for May 4, 2005
Walter Carter, 77, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local care center. A retired lighting company foreman and a World War II Navy veteran, he was born July 8, 1927, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
8:49 a.m.
Neuropsychologist makes plea in defense of killer of four men
A defense expert on Tuesday compared Donte Johnson's childhood in South Central Los Angeles to that of a "child soldier" living in war plagued nations such as Sierra Leone and Bosnia.
8:48 a.m.
Berkley to push bill to force military burial arrangements
WASHINGTON -- The dispute over the final resting place of Marine Lance Corporal Nicholas Anderson, a 2003 Bonanza High School graduate who was killed in Iraq in November, may spur a change funeral arrangement rules ...
8:47 a.m.
Henderson plans annual ArtFest
The event will feature work from over 200 national and local artists as well as food and live entertainment for the entire family.
8:45 a.m.
No report filed on object found in jury box
Court officials have yet to see an incident report about what appeared to be a used crack pipe that was found in a jury box Monday during a death penalty murder case.
8:45 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: 'Epicurean Affair' a standing-room-only success
The event, presented at Mandalay Bay's convention center by Van and Joan Heffner of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association/Nevada Restaurant Association, was held as an opening reception for the Las Vegas International Hotel & ...
8:17 a.m.
Goodman pitches idea for LV medical center
CARSON CITY -- Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman was at the Legislature on Tuesday to push the idea for a new teaching hospital in downtown Las Vegas.
8:16 a.m.
It's OK for councilman to campaign for spouse
CARSON CITY -- A city council member may help a spouse in a political campaign in another branch of city government but should not raise money for the campaign, the state Ethics Commission said Tuesday.
8:16 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: No shortage of shopping in Vegas
The Forum Shops and the Appian Way at Caesars Palace, the Grand Canal Shops at the Venetian, The District at Green Valley Ranch, Fashion Show mall, Mandalay Place, the Wynn Las Vegas Esplanade and Desert ...
8:16 a.m.
Sheriff, chiefs lobby for tax hike for new officers
CARSON CITY -- Clark County Sheriff Bill Young told a Senate Committee on Tuesday he does "not have enough officers to do the job we're supposed to do."
8:15 a.m.
Big jump in state insurance has retirees in distress
CARSON CITY -- Retired state worker Ellen Nelson says she was shocked when she received notice that her insurance premiums would rise from $78 a month to $470 starting in July.
8:15 a.m.
Disneyland at 50
Disneyland at 50
8:15 a.m.
Nifty at 50: Disneyland tidies up the mouse house to herald its golden anniversary
There were plenty of reasons to question whether Disneyland had much of a future in store on that stiflingly hot summer day nearly half a century ago.
3:12 a.m.

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