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Archive for May 6, 2005

'I knew I was going to crash-land it'
The man who grabbed control of a small aircraft after the pilot suffered a fatal heart attack in mid-flight Thursday said today all he could think about was finding a way to land the plane ...
11:28 a.m.
Buckley seeks more disclosure from LLCs
Assembly Majority Leader Barbara Buckley, D-Las Vegas, plans to offer an amendment to a Senate bill to require more disclosure of the individuals who belong to limited liability companies.
11:27 a.m.
Owner charged in group home fire
Metro Police on Wednesday arrested the owner of a group home that was the site of a fatal fire last year, the same day that city officials passed a set of more stringent fire requirements ...
11:26 a.m.
Control Board leery of bid for license
The state Gaming Control Board has bounced an application for a restricted gaming license back to its staff and will await word on whether the applicant -- a world-class water skier -- passed a hair ...
11:23 a.m.
Starwood says founder Sternlicht to resign as chairman
Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., will resign as executive chairman and director of the company to focus on building his real estate investment firm.
11:15 a.m.
Strip flyover planned for Saturday
The event, sponsored by Boyd Gaming Corporation, will feature more than 20 aircraft.
11:14 a.m.
Veterans travel to D.C. to see their memorial
An improvised platoon of World War II veterans assembled Thursday night at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1753 for a new assignment: Get to Washington, D.C.
11:10 a.m.
Deadline is missed for school uniforms
Sixteen schools slated to adopt campus uniform policies apparently missed a deadline for notifying parents, students and staff of the change.
11:10 a.m.
Lawmakers slash Yucca fight funds
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn's allocation of $2 million for the legal fight against Yucca Mountain was slashed by a joint meeting of Senate and Assembly budget committees this morning.
11:08 a.m.
O'Callaghans are honored by lawmakers
CARSON CITY -- Many legislators remember "Gov. Mike" for the 5 a.m. phone calls he placed when he wanted to set someone straight on an issue.
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Vegas going down the wrong road
The Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to take away the license of the Del Mar motel -- a seedy place of rest and relaxation just south of Charleston Boulevard that had become a hotbed ...
11:07 a.m.
Palo Verde removes coach
Reached by telephone this morning, Besser confirmed that he had been removed from the coaching job. He said he continues to teach physical education at Palo Verde.
11:05 a.m.
Killer of four gets death penalty
A jury's decision to sentence Donte Johnson to death Thursday triggered a release of tears and anger at a judge by relatives of the four young men Johnson killed in 1998.
11:05 a.m.
Former jail nurse sentenced in escape
A former jail nurse who tried to help a motorcycle gang member escape from jail last year was sentenced to 14 months in a halfway house today.
11:00 a.m.
Committee takes critical look at child-in-car bill
CARSON CITY -- An Assembly committee picked at a bill this morning that would make it a misdemeanor for adults to leave children unattended in cars.
10:59 a.m.
Court blocks U.S. rules for anti-piracy TV technology
The rules were challenged by consumer groups, including library associations. They complained that the FCC requirement would drive up prices of digital television devices and prevent consumers from recording programs in ways permitted under copyright ...
10:59 a.m.
News briefs for May 6, 2005
A national study of traffic signal operation has scored Las Vegas above average.
10:56 a.m.
CEO: Area's growth helped drag SW Gas earnings down
Growth isn't cheap.
10:53 a.m.
Report says Nevada's labor laws not family friendly
A new report issued by a family interest group says Nevada's labor laws deserve an F.
10:52 a.m.
Shopping center purchased for $78 million
The shopping center is at U.S. 95 and Lake Mead Boulevard and is anchored by stores such as Babies "R" Us, Petsmart, DSW, Bed Bath & Beyond and Best Buy.
10:51 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: A quality field, a betting opportunity
WHAT: 131st Kentucky Derby WHEN: Saturday at 3:04 p.m. PDT WHERE: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky. TV: NBC (3) RADIO: 920-AM FIELD: 20 3-year-olds DISTANCE: 1 1/4 miles FAVORITE: Bellamy Road, 5-2 TOTAL PURSE: $2,399,600 WINNER'S ...
10:38 a.m.
Sizing up the Run for the Roses
Here is the field, in post position order, with morning line odds, jockey and trainer, for the first jewel of this year's Triple Crown:
10:28 a.m.
Vegas history posted in downtown exhibit
Greetings from Las Vegas. Wish you were here. Having a blast. Literally.
10:27 a.m.
County sticks to schedule on opening of Justice Center
County officials say they are sticking by their timetable to move into the beleagured Regional Justice Center, even as workers stay busy plugging holes in the roof and repairing shoddy electrical work.
10:24 a.m.
University system hit hard in funding formula
University system officials lost a major battle Thursday in their fight to increase funding levels after lawmakers on the state's joint legislative finance committee voted to cut $23.5 million from the governor's recommended operating budget.
10:21 a.m.
Assembly passes measure merging controller, treasurer
CARSON CITY -- The Assembly passed a bill Thursday that would combine the state controller and treasurer offices.
10:20 a.m.
Underage drinking bill runs into questions in Assembly
CARSON CITY -- Assembly members said they had some concerns Thursday about a bill that could hold parents accountable for allowing parties with underage drinking.
10:19 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 6, 2005
Richard Finch, playing in his ninth European Tour event, shot a course-record 63 to lead the Italian Open by three shots halfway through the second round.
10:16 a.m.
Zorb creators hope sphere will roll into Boulder City
It may be all downhill from here for a New Zealand-based company that has tabbed Boulder City as one of its first U.S. locations.
10:12 a.m.
Regents vote on Rogers' contract
Today is Rogers' one-year anniversary of being named to the interim position. He beat out six other candidates in a national search for the position, including the State University of New York's outgoing chancellor Robert ...
10:12 a.m.
Forest road change sparks partisan debate
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, in one of its biggest decisions on environmental issues, moved Thursday to open up nearly a third of all remote national forest lands to road building, logging and other commercial ...
10:11 a.m.
Ivories, audience tickled at Tuscany's Mark & Clark show
Only adults are allowed to attend a performance by Mark & Clark, which is a shame because, in this city where adult entertainment rules, the twin pianists put on a show that could be enjoyed ...
10:11 a.m.
Mahomes a mentor for 51s
Cashman Field Radio: all games on 1460-AM
10:10 a.m.
Obituaries for May 6, 2005
Carol Lynn Cravero, 60, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. She was born Oct. 2, 1944, in Miami. A resident for 10 years, she was a homemaker.
10:10 a.m.
Nuke industry says falsified data should not kill Yucca
WASHINGTON -- Allegations that falsified scientific data was used to support the creation of a nuclear dump at Yucca Mountain should not kill the project, the Nuclear Energy Institute says.
10:09 a.m.
Relief fails 51s again; Gagne on the way
For 51s fans tired of seeing Las Vegas' relief pitching struggle -- good news. Help is on the way.
10:09 a.m.
Mother of Year a role model for parenting
Being a good mother sometimes means encouraging a child to fly from the nest, even in the face of great adversity.
10:08 a.m.
Letter: GOP in Congress out of control
With their ruthless Medicaid cuts, they are knowingly and deliberately taking funds away from children and families. They pretend not to know that they are hurting real people, people that we see in our our ...
10:06 a.m.
Letter: Nuclear dump proponents use politics, deceit
The proof was in the federal court ruling last summer that struck down the Energy Department's standard for protection against radiation -- which had been 10,000 years, when the National Academy of Sciences had recommended ...
10:06 a.m.
Sprint works on plan to restore Lee Canyon phones
Local telephone provider Sprint Corp. has decided on a plan to return telephone service to Mount Charleston's Lee Canyon, but it could be another 120 days or more before telephones start ringing.
10:05 a.m.
LV educator, civic leader Fleming dies
As a longtime teacher and Clark County School District official, Charles Fleming believed in treating students as individuals and not as a collective group made to follow just the rigid policies of the system.
10:04 a.m.
Fields' cancer back, out for season
When his Pro Bowl season ended, linebacker Mark Fields joked that he was re-signing with the Carolina Panthers for $2 as gratitude for their support during his battle with Hodgkin's disease.
10:04 a.m.
Field of dreams
They're all there. All but 2004 juvenile champion Declan's Moon and the most hyped sophomore, Fusaichi Samurai.
10:03 a.m.
Editorial: Cruel with a capital 'C'
A good deal of publicity was given in advance to the hearing, and it was held at 5:30 p.m., making it easier for those who work during the day to attend. Additionally, the meeting was ...
10:02 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Sharp tongues cut off in MWC
It's a good thing that Mister Ed, the talking horse, wasn't a coach in the Mountain West Conference. Because even if he had something to say, the MWC wouldn't have let him.
10:01 a.m.
Editorial: Money grab: It's baaack
Our congressional delegation was successful in keeping Bush's proposal out of the resolutions adopted by the House and Senate budget committees. But a House committee this week passed a bill ordering the Interior Department to ...
10:01 a.m.
Community briefs for May 6, 2005
Nevada State College nursing students will hold a charitable raffle and fundraiser 6 p.m. Thursday at the school's Great Hall for Ibriana Alvies, a 14-year old Las Vegas native who just underwent her second kidney ...
10:00 a.m.
Five for fighting?
Fight aficionados have compared them to lighter, more wiry versions of Hearns, Hagler, Leonard and Duran.
9:59 a.m.
United Way starts learning program
A box of noodles helps a child learn to count. A clock on the wall is a circle; a box of cereal is a square.
9:59 a.m.
Developer allowed to continue with restricted blasting
Henderson has issued a permit that allows scaled down blasting within 300 feet of homes in MacDonald Highlands and enables the city to evaluate the effect of the explosions before work can resume.
9:59 a.m.
Gladiators view Dallas as must-win game for playoffs
7 p.m. Saturday, Thomas & Mack Center TV: FSN; Radio: ESPN 920-AM
9:50 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
9:47 a.m.
Preps: Schedule
9:46 a.m.
Disorder in the Court
The courtroom is their stage, their theater. They do handstands from wooden benches, crawl under them, hop over them, propel themselves from them.
9:45 a.m.
Fight schedule
SAHUARITA, Ariz. -- David Lopez, Mexico, outpointed Danny Perez, El Cajon, Calif., 12, middleweights; Celestino Caballero, Panama, stopped Jose Luis Valbuena, Venezuela, 5, super bantamweights.
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gaughan, crew chief part ways on 'amicable' terms
Fewer than four months after veteran NASCAR crew chief Billy Wilburn joined Orleans Racing to oversee Brendan Gaughan's No. 77 Dodge in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Wilburn has left the team, Gaughan announced this ...
9:41 a.m.
Amid changes, Weller conducts season-ender
The coming years will be anything but static for the Las Vegas Philharmonic.
9:41 a.m.
First Friday expands
With 100 artists, live music, stilt dancing, fortune tellers, jewelry designers and poets, First Friday is so big this month it's spilling into Saturday.
9:37 a.m.
ArtFest adds to weekend arts tableau
To help plan your weekend, the ArtFest of Henderson, an annual Mother's Day event, offers two days of arts, crafts, food and entertainment in downtown Henderson.
9:37 a.m.
Blood drives
Wednesday: 1-5 p.m., International Academy and Design and Technology, 2495 Village View Drive, Henderson; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Community College of Southern Nevada, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.; 2:30-6:30 p.m., Herr Elementary School, 6465 Eagle Creek Lane.
9:37 a.m.
On Display for May 6, 2005
Henderson presents ArtFest 2005 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Henderson along Water Street between Basic and Atlantic roads. More than 200 local and ...
9:35 a.m.
Datebook for May 6, 2005
Karen Spears Zacharias will sign copies of her book, "Hero Mama," at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clark County Library's Jewel Box Theatre, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is free. 507-3459.
9:35 a.m.
Performing Arts for May 6, 2005
Orchestra concert
9:35 a.m.
Woman fatally stabbed in second Henderson killing in two days
A 19-year-old woman died early Thursday after being stabbed multiple times, Henderson Police said.
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Mother's Day options plentiful, appetizing
The Creole-themed Commander's Palace inside Desert Passage mall at the Aladdin will feature an authentic New Orleans jazz brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All of the items mentioned here are a la carte; ...
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Coachella festival prompts warm memories
Ten minutes later I was in another tent, soaking in indie-pop band Pinback, and 10 minutes after that I was in a third tent, listening to electronic duo Matmos create strange ambient music with laptop ...
9:33 a.m.
Barden: Mississippi among most friendly to gaming
BILOXI, Miss. -- Mississippi continues to attract casino investments because of low and reliable tax rates, says Don H. Barden, who owns casinos in Mississippi, Nevada, Colorado and Indiana.
9:33 a.m.
Employers add 274,000 jobs
WASHINGTON -- Employers ramped up hiring in April, adding 274,000 jobs, enough to hold the nation's jobless rate steady at 5.2 percent. The latest figures offered a hopeful sign that the labor market is gaining ...
9:33 a.m.
At 100, Picks picks indie band Yo La Tengo
Patterson's Picks hits the century mark today with this 100th edition in the album recommendation series launched two years ago.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Rossi still swinging, popping up
The tireless 73-year-old actor, singer and comedian disappeared for a few months but suddenly re-emerged this week to let us know that he had been in Palm Desert, Calif. (near Palm Springs), performing in the ...
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: DaSilva puts no limits on refurbished Artisan
"They infer the hotel caters to gays," he said, sitting in a stuffed black-leather chair in the hotel's lounge.
9:33 a.m.
WIC 'smart cards' plan taking hold
A pioneering federal project has provided 12,000 low-income mothers in the Las Vegas Valley with computer-chip cards to buy food for their families since rolling out in January, officials say.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Wynn Las Vegas opens in smooth fashion
Guests trying to decide where to dine studied the map that was included in the registration packet. There were so many choices. I decided to start at the south end at Red 8, an Asian ...
9:33 a.m.
Even used, some Prius hybrids selling for above sticker price
LOS ANGELES -- Sheila Catoira wanted a fuel-efficient Toyota Prius hybrid so badly, she found a used model online and paid $1,000 more than the car would have cost new.
9:29 a.m.
Help sought in ozone control
Ozone occurs naturally in the upper atmosphere and protects Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays, but at ground level the gas becomes a key ingredient of urban smog when sunlight, combined with weather conditions ...
9:28 a.m.
Pennsylvania plans for more gambling addicts
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Getting universities to create training courses for gambling-addiction counselors and expanding health insurance to cover treatment are among the state's challenges as it prepares for a new slot-machine industry, Health Department officials ...
9:28 a.m.
Fishing report: It's good all over, but the best spot is still the 33 Hole
LAKE MEAD: Fishing just continues to get better, according to reports from anglers fishing in the Boulder Basin and Overton Arm. The best action is still taking place from the 33 Hole to Las Vegas ...
9:27 a.m.
Gaming briefs for May 6, 2005
A citizens' group filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the proposed tribal casino in Cascade Locks violates the Oregon Constitution by authorizing a casino off of reservation property.
9:26 a.m.
Defense: Blood stains are not enough
A defense attorney delivering opening arguments Thursday said that just because blood stains of a Canadian tourist were found in 32-year-old Greg Chao's room at the Imperial Palace does not mean Chao is a murderer.
9:25 a.m.
GM, Ford debt ratings downgraded to junk
The downgrade by Standard & Poor's, the credit agency, reflected the rising pessimism about the kinds of vehicles GM and Ford have placed at the center of their company strategies, as well as worries that ...
9:24 a.m.
Northwest Airlines orders 787s
The Boeing Co. now has 82 firm orders plus 173 commitments for the 787s from 20 airlines in all, company spokesman Peter Conte said.
9:23 a.m.
2005 Mother of Honor Awards
May 7 - 8, 2005
4:29 a.m.
In Living Color
3:37 a.m.

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