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Archive for May 9, 2005

GE banks on being friend of environment
General Electric Co., the world's largest company by market value, is betting that being environmentally friendly is good for business.
11:04 a.m.
News briefs for May 9, 2005
A man died Sunday evening after he was shot while standing in the street in the 1600 block of George Place, Metro Police said.
11:03 a.m.
RTC panel reconsiders traffic backups measure
A Regional Transportation Commission advisory panel is back at the drawing board after a bill its members said would reduce construction-related traffic backups failed to reach the floor of the Legislature.
11:01 a.m.
Complaint of racism filed against housing exec
Employees at the North Las Vegas Housing Authority have filed a complaint with the state alleging that the agency's chief financial officer made racist remarks about another minority employee.
10:58 a.m.
Valley not the worst for slow traffic
For Las Vegas Valley drivers watching the minutes tick by stuck in slow-moving traffic, the standard consolation holds true: It could be worse.
10:56 a.m.
Las Vegas sanctuary fights to save horses from slaughter
A loophole in federal laws has prompted a Las Vegas horse sanctuary to take an unusual -- and potentially costly -- step to keep horses from being sent to the slaughterhouse.
10:55 a.m.
Reid reaches out to Hispanic electorate
In another example of the growing importance of the Hispanic electorate in Nevada and nationally, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., has formed a "Hispanic Affairs Team."
10:54 a.m.
Dismissed charge of ex-state official appealed
Henderson Municipal Court Judge Ken Proctor improperly dismissed a DUI charge against a former state parole and probation department administrator by siding with a defense attorney's request to "circumvent the law," the city attorney's office ...
10:53 a.m.
School District seeks cash control
CARSON CITY -- The Clark County School District says it can save $500,000 a year by managing its mammoth construction program rather than relying on the state.
10:53 a.m.
Lawyer of bar owner lauds board
The attorney for a gaming-licensed Southern Nevada bar owner seeking a restricted license for a second property says the state Gaming Control Board's action last week was a victory for his client.
10:49 a.m.
Patriot Act alters landscape of Nevada regulatory process
Within weeks, Nevada gaming regulators have a decision to make: amend the state's financial reporting and recordkeeping provisions to mirror new federal standards or abandon the state regulation completely and let federal agents take over ...
10:48 a.m.
MTR Gaming earnings fall
The West Virginia company earned $2.9 million or 10 cents per share in the first quarter of this year compared with $3 million or 11 cents in the same quarter of 2004. Analysts expected the ...
10:48 a.m.
Teacher's motel job prompts district probe
A math teacher's moonlighting gig as manager of a motel frequented by prostitutes is now the subject of a Clark County School District investigation.
10:45 a.m.
'Offshoring' breeds fatigue
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The traffic jam ended hours ago, the parking lot is nearly empty and fluorescent lights are dimmed at PortalPlayer Inc., where the nightly brainstorming session is about to begin.
9:51 a.m.
Dollar trades near 3-week high on widening yield advantage
The dollar has risen 5.9 percent against the euro this year and 2.6 percent versus the yen on speculation signs of growth will drive up borrowing costs. Interest-rate futures contracts show traders increased bets on ...
9:49 a.m.
Chairman to resign over mounting safety concerns
Also Sunday another JAL flight carrying 85 passengers bound for Manila was rerouted when the plane's altimeter malfunctioned, officials said. There were no injuries in either incident.
9:49 a.m.
Baseball, softball tournaments begin Tuesday
Brackets were announced Saturday for this weekend's 4A regional baseball and softball tournaments, with a few matches highlighting early action when both sports begin play on Tuesday.
9:47 a.m.
Panthers win, but sluggish without coach
The Palo Verde baseball team struggled early Friday, the players playing like their heads were in the clouds that hung low over the team's Summerlin baseball field.
9:47 a.m.
Public hearings set on Sloan Canyon
The federal Bureau of Land Management will hold public hearings this week to take comments on the agency's management plan for the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.
9:31 a.m.
Rogers officially appointed chancellor
The nine regents present and other staff members gave Rogers a standing ovation after regents approved his $23,660 a year contract.
9:30 a.m.
Casino inquiry shadows Reed's jump from adviser to candidate
WASHINGTON -- Ralph Reed and Jack Abramoff were genuine friends, not just political ones. They attended each other's wedding and, in fact, it was Reed who introduced Abramoff to his eventual wife.
9:28 a.m.
Nuclear review board will reserve Yucca judgment until investigation completed
WASHINGTON -- The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will examine the outcome of investigations into scientific work on the Yucca Mountain project once they are complete, Board Chairman B. John Garrick told Rep. Jon Porter, ...
9:27 a.m.
Gaming briefs for May 9, 2005
With the decision made about how many new casino licenses will be approved, the state's gambling commissioners now must narrow their choices and decide which of 10 applicants will get a license needed to build ...
9:27 a.m.
Obituaries for May 9, 2005
Lon Thomas Allen Jr., 35, of Henderson died Thursday. He was born Nov. 23, 1969, in Aurora, Colo. A resident for four years, he was a self-employed water treatment technician.
9:11 a.m.
Girl who was stabbed to testify in custody hearing
Brittney Bergeron, the 12-year-old girl who was paralyzed in a stabbing two years ago in a Mesquite RV park, is expected to testify this week at a trial in Family Court that seeks to terminate ...
9:06 a.m.
Man gets 30 years in jewelry store heist
A California man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday for his part in a Las Vegas jewelry store robbery that included the killing of a security guard.
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Bush's rule risks forests
President Bill Clinton approved the rule only after it had been debated for about 20 years and had undergone three years of review by government agencies and individual Americans at public meetings. According to a ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Set trash pickups on seasonal cycle
During colder seasons, however, trash pickup just once each week could suffice. That being the case, why not have a rotation of services based on the time change?
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Room tax should be increased to pay for needs
The tourists would still come. By far, we have the most rooms of other convention cities, and we have the best entertainment and fine dining. As for the non-convention occupancy, which annually fills between 85 ...
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: The polls are open -- for Nevada's quarter
The U.S. Mint began its program to honor all 50 states with their own quarter in 1999. Our turn is coming in January. It will be the 36th quarter issued in the series -- consistent ...
9:04 a.m.
One for the ages
A sampling of the greatest turnarounds in world championship fights in boxing history:
9:02 a.m.
Gagne looks healthy to River Cats
A little more than two hours into Sunday afternoon's game at Cashman Field, the announced crowd of 4,074 did a peculiar thing for a team down 10-3 -- it stood and cheered for one of ...
9:01 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 9, 2005
In an unusually pointed exchange, even by the standards of their bitter lockout, the NHL and its players union traded harsh words over a dispute that has scuttled one season and threatens another.
9:00 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Lyrics of Derby stretch are sweet music to Giacomo
In the end, the 131st Kentucky Derby was a dream Derby. A dream come true. But not for those whose dream was taking anything that resembled reality on Saturday.
8:59 a.m.
CCSN takes step toward national title
The Community College of Southern Nevada will play host to Dixie State on Thursday in the best-of-three Region 18 baseball championship at Morse Stadium.
8:58 a.m.
Gladiators take charge of playoff fate
The playoff race won't be much of one for the Gladiators if they keep playing like they did Saturday night against Dallas.
8:57 a.m.
Preps: Schedule
Schedule
8:54 a.m.
Letter carriers hope to rekindle past success of annual postal food drive
Organizers of the local National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive, the nation's largest one-day, nonperishable food collection, are hoping to see more donations this year because the hauls in the last three years ...
8:31 a.m.
Seniors get tips on new Medicare options coming next year
Medicare recipients will have more health plan choices and expanded health care coverage next year, but evaluating the options could be confusing.
8:31 a.m.
Dragone's 'Le Reve' drags on
First there was "O."
8:29 a.m.
Unfiltered Commentary: Celebs spark conversation on smoking in the movies
Want to show a rebellious teenager? Have him or her take a drag on a cigarette on a school campus.
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Selecting quarter no flip decision
I remain in a quandary. After all, this is an important decision, that could have a far-reaching effect on how the rest of the country sees Nevada.
8:19 a.m.
Nicks looking forward to dates at Colosseum
Apparently, for Stevie Nicks, Las Vegas is what dreams are made of.
8:12 a.m.
Despite uniqueness claims, nothing new about Used
When the Orem, Utah, rockers played the Huntridge in January 2003, $12 tickets were selling for as much as $50 on eBay after the place sold out in a heartbeat.
8:12 a.m.

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