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Archive for May 5, 2005

Union Pacific ordered to halt work
The Bureau of Land Management ordered the Union Pacific Railroad to stop work last week on track repairs in the Meadow Valley Wash in Lincoln County because construction might threaten wilderness areas and archaeological sites.
11:12 a.m.
Police say Henderson attack was not random
The day before someone kicked down the door of her Green Valley Ranch home and killed her, Jennifer Davis had called Coronado High School and left a message asking whether a non-custodial father could be ...
11:12 a.m.
Bush's plan for federal land sales resurfaces
WASHINGTON -- A provision passed in a House subcommittee spending bill Wednesday revives the Bush administration's proposal to reduce Nevada's share of federal land sale money.
11:09 a.m.
Nevadans asked to vote on favorite quarter design
CARSON CITY -- Don't think you can double vote for the bighorn sheep in this election -- state Treasurer Brian Krolicki is watching you.
11:07 a.m.
Parking structure approved
The Clark County Commission on Wednesday approved plans for a 15-level parking garage expected to settle a long-standing dispute between competing casino moguls.
11:06 a.m.
Nevada is ranked last in classroom technology
When it comes to making school computers available to students, Nevada ranks last in the nation, according to a new report released today.
11:03 a.m.
Rogers, regents study 'cooling-off period' on jobs
Soon-to-be permanent chancellor Jim Rogers and a handful of university regents are looking into whether there needs to be a "cooling-off period" before a regent can seek a job at a system institution.
11:03 a.m.
Three injured as plane lands
The landing of the twin engine plane prompted airport officials to shut down one of the three runways about 9 a.m. They were expected to be re-opened later today, officials said.
11:03 a.m.
Housing merger rejected by board
Board members of the Clark County Housing Authority Wednesday balked at a proposal to fold together the Las Vegas Valley's three housing authorities into one -- not because of the idea itself, but because the ...
10:59 a.m.
Motel closed amid claims of prostitution
The Del Mar motel, where prostitutes allegedly openly plied their trade under the eye of motel management, was closed after the Las Vegas City Council stripped the motel of its license Wednesday.
10:58 a.m.
Judge clears court to probe jurors
District Judge Gates on Wednesday finally took up Monday's discovery of an apparently used crack pipe in his courtroom's jury box, but he did so in a extremely unusual and possibly unprecedented way.
10:58 a.m.
Gaming briefs for May 5, 2005
MGM Mirage's board of directors this week granted more than 2 million stock options to about two dozen executives and directors as part of a 2005 incentive plan.
10:50 a.m.
Little interest shown in heavily advertised auction
Of the 25, only three parcels drew bids that met the required minimum.
10:49 a.m.
Amendments would let liquor stores operate slots
For years, liquor stores throughout Nevada have sought exemptions from gaming regulations that prevented them from placing a limited number of slot machines in their stores.
10:46 a.m.
Board to allow entry to bond market
The big fish in the Virgin River took another step toward getting even bigger Wednesday.
10:46 a.m.
Officials optimistic about bid
Las Vegas moved a step closer to playing host to the 2007 NBA All-Star Game on Friday, when Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority president Rossi Ralenkotter returned an official bid request to the league's ...
10:05 a.m.
Funding awaited to begin cleanup from floodwaters
After January's floodwaters receded, a 50-mile-long mess was left along the Meadow Valley Wash, about 65 miles northeast of Las Vegas, state and Lincoln County officials said.
10:00 a.m.
Trump, Eastwood are among newest slot stars
BILOXI, Miss. -- Donald Trump doesn't discriminate. The real estate tycoon will fire anyone, including a 48-year-old woman from Biloxi.
9:59 a.m.
Retailers struggle through spring
NEW YORK -- The spring fling that the nation's retailers hoped for appears to be fizzling.
9:57 a.m.
Electricity theft not widespread
On April 21, the city's Audit Oversight Committee was told that developers and contractors had been illegally tapping into city streetlight meters before they were authorized to do so. This practice, which city officials said ...
9:57 a.m.
Justice center parking meters will take coins, credit cards
Drivers looking for parking around the yet to open Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas won't have to search for change to fill the parking meters this summer, so long as they have a ...
9:55 a.m.
Budget-cutting talk targets scholarship
CARSON CITY -- Looking to save state money? Start with the Millennium Scholarship, several people told a Senate committee on Wednesday.
9:54 a.m.
Legislative briefs for May 5, 2005
Without dissent, the Senate passed a bill aimed at stopping attacks on referees and umpires at sporting events.
9:53 a.m.
IBM plans to slash as many as 13,000 jobs
International Business Machines Corp., the world's biggest computer-services company, said it will cut as many as 13,000 jobs, or 4 percent of its workforce, mainly in Europe because of a slowdown in technology spending.
9:51 a.m.
Interim director chosen
Carl Rowe, who led the Las Vegas Housing Authority from 1991 to 1994, will be replacing Patricia Sherwin Lucas, who was also temporary, until a permanent executive director is hired.
9:50 a.m.
AG rejects amendment language as unclear
Beebe provided that assessment in an opinion provided Wednesday to the author of the measure, state Rep. Charles Ormond, D-Morrilton, who would be made the first president of the gaming operation by the proposal he ...
9:50 a.m.
Increase in $100,000 insurance limit would occur under House bill
WASHINGTON -- The first increase in a quarter-century in the $100,000 account limit on federal bank deposit insurance would occur under a bill approved by the House, but its future is less certain in the ...
9:45 a.m.
News briefs for May 5, 2005
An elderly man died after he crashed into a van on his moped Wednesday, Metro Police said.
9:44 a.m.
Yahoo, Google add new content to video functions
Yahoo said its video search engine, available on a test basis since December, will also be formally released today. Google Inc., the most-used search engine, said Monday that it added 12 new TV channels including ...
9:43 a.m.
Productivity rises by solid 2.6 percent in quarter
The Labor Department reported today that the increase in productivity, a measure of worker efficiency, compared to a 2.1 percent rate of increase in the October-December quarter of last year. It was a slightly better ...
9:43 a.m.
For all the marbles
Jose Luis Castillo has emerged as the hardest-working man in the boxing business.
9:41 a.m.
Rural-water plan drilled by Nevadans
A federal hearing Wednesday night prompted a flood of testimony against plans of the Southern Nevada Water Authority to pump water from rural Nevada to Las Vegas.
9:40 a.m.
Police seek link between deaths of two women
Police continued to investigate Wednesday whether the deaths of neighboring women at the Silver Pines apartment complex Tuesday are related.
9:40 a.m.
Bubba defends his style of racing
James "Bubba" Stewart's debut in the 250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series this year was one of the most anticipated events in the 31-year history of the sport.
9:39 a.m.
Letter: Wynn is most compelling CEO
You can have your General Electric's Jack Welch or Microsoft's Bill Gates or even the old Chrysler's Lee Iococca. I think Steve Wynn must be the most interesting, imaginative and effective American CEO we've seen ...
9:36 a.m.
Letter: Railroad safety diminishing with focus on profits
Mayor Goodman is not alone, as many local officials around the country have the same concern. Case in point: In Washington, D.C., local officials are feuding with the CSX Railroad Co. over hazardous materials going ...
9:36 a.m.
City land sold to developer
Almost 3 acres of vacant land owned by Las Vegas was sold to a local developer for $808,700 on Wednesday.
9:35 a.m.
Killer gets 40 years in slaying of aspiring rapper
An alleged gang member who was convicted of murdering an aspiring rapper because he was wearing the wrong colors on the wrong side of town was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison on ...
9:35 a.m.
County takes steps to protect Eldorado Valley
Clark County commissioners Wednesday ordered county staff members not to accept applications from developers seeking increased density in Eldorado Valley near Boulder City's borders, as a first step for enacting a moratorium.
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Even at 61, father still ahead of son in NHRA series
Warren Johnson is making the most of his final fulltime season on the NHRA Pro Stock circuit.
9:34 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 5, 2005
Mark Calcavecchia shot an opening round 78 today at the Italian Open golf tournament before driving to Lake Como in the north of the country to marry his fiancee Brenda Nardecchia.
9:33 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- BELLA TRIESTE -- Training at Santa Anita, Valdivia astride Sahadi trainee, Bella diploma for Trieste? PRINCESS EZRA -- British-bred draws alongside top pick in 7-panel maiden opener, Espinoza on Mandella trainee for ...
9:33 a.m.
51s squander 5-run lead in loss to Fresno
Edwin Jackson did his best on the mound, recovering from a steady Fresno offense to pitch a scoreless sixth inning. And he did his best at the plate, getting two hits in a six-run third ...
9:30 a.m.
County launches ad campaign for disadvantaged kids
Clark County officials on Wednesday unveiled a media blitz to urge residents to adopt or take in the hundreds of abused, neglected or abandoned children they say are overwhelming its children's service programs.
9:29 a.m.
Editorial: An 'unlivable' wage
Assembly Democrats, acknowledging that this is far too long to wait, decided at the outset of the 2005 Legislature to push for a change in Nevada law so that the minimum wage increase would go ...
9:29 a.m.
Editorial: A relief to not be No. 1
This exceptionally good news was reported by the Clark County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition, which based its finding on statistics compiled by the state Health Division. There was a time when Nevada officials worried if ...
9:28 a.m.
Patriots part ways with defensive tackle
The New England Patriots released nose tackle Keith Traylor on Wednesday, giving last year's first-round draft pick Vince Wilfork a chance for more playing time.
9:28 a.m.
Playoffs still within reach for Gladiators
The possible playoff scenarios for a 17-team league in which no team has clinched a playoff berth with three weeks left in the regular season are mind-numbingly complex.
9:28 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:22 a.m.
Preps: Schedule
Baseball
9:21 a.m.
Preps: Softball Top 10
Compiled by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune
9:20 a.m.
Las Vegas High heads to regionals undefeated
Las Vegas High had the toughest second-half schedule in town.
9:14 a.m.
Foundation provides virtual visits for families with loved ones in Iraq
In a recent Navy News Service release, the Freedom Calls Foundation announced it will provide free videoconferencing for service members and their families over Mother's Day weekend.
9:13 a.m.
Obituaries for May 5, 2005
Laurence Bonowski, 70, of Henderson died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born July 18, 1934, in Sioux City, Iowa. A resident for 12 years, he was a retired manager in the aerospace industry ...
9:10 a.m.
Franchise taxes discount OK'd
North Las Vegas has approved a $1.2 million discount of franchise taxes to Qualcomm as part of a bid to lure the technology company to the community.
9:10 a.m.
DOE expects more delays in filing for Yucca license
ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The Energy Department may wait longer than six months after it finalizes its Yucca Mountain project documents to file the license application, a lawyer told a three-judge panel Wednesday.
9:09 a.m.
New online system will help prospective jurors
In two weeks Clark County residents will be able to "click and confirm" their jury service as the eJuror jury management system will be launched.
9:08 a.m.
Woman wants trial with boyfriend
A 21-year-old woman who allegedly shot at police while her fugitive boyfriend led Metro officers on a high-speed chase reluctantly pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of attempted murder on Wednesday.
9:08 a.m.
Community briefs for May 5, 2005
A Mesquite couple and a long-time volunteer at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will received national Making A Difference volunteer awards on May 11 in Washington, D.C.
9:08 a.m.
Jury weighs new penalty for killer of four men
After a week of testimony and evidence, a jury has gotten to know Donte Johnson, and now they must decide if the man convicted of killing four young men execution style should be sentenced to ...
9:07 a.m.
Couple pleads guilty to lesser charges
A couple charged with killing a 57-year-old man in November 2002 were allowed to plead guilty to lesser charges Wednesday.
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Eating a cookie? Too bad
No, wait. Go ahead. Eat the cookie.
8:15 a.m.
Band Aid: Students see benefits from boost to district's mariachi program
"I was in the orchestra, but when I saw the mariachis, it blew me away," Valenzuela, a sophomore at Rancho, said. "I thought, 'That's my tradition, a Mexican tradition.'"
8:15 a.m.

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