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Archive for May 13, 2005

Work continues on condo project
Work continues on condo project
11:35 a.m.
Lawsuit against PurchasePro founder may not be be pursued
A $6.1 million bankruptcy court lawsuit against Inc. founder Charles E. "Junior" Johnson is likely to be abandoned by the estate of the now-bankrupt Las Vegas technology company.
11:18 a.m.
Utilities face more scrutiny over customer service efforts
A utilities hearing set to begin Monday will examine the effect on customer service of the 1999 merger between Nevada Power Co. of Las Vegas and Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno.
11:17 a.m.
Seed firm's ex-CEO settles claim
The former CEO of bankrupt Henderson seed producer AgriBioTech and a law firm that previously represented him have reached a $7.1 million settlement with the creditor trustee in the case.
11:16 a.m.
House panel OKs funds for moving nuke waste
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department may get $10 million to start moving nuclear waste to an interim storage site as early as 2006, based on a provision included in a House spending bill Thursday.
11:13 a.m.
Children hurt as truck smashes fence
Two children are hospitalized this morning after an 18-wheeler going into a construction site in northeast Las Vegas clipped a chain-link fence which crashed into them, Metro Police said.
11:12 a.m.
Ensign moves to get U.S. 95 widening project rolling again
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., on Thursday introduced an amendment designed to thwart a Sierra Club lawsuit that has blocked a U.S. 95 widening project.
11:12 a.m.
Government informant testifies
SAN DIEGO -- A key government witness and informant said he ate, worked out and met frequently with a former Clark County commissioner in testimony Thursday in this city's political corruption trial.
11:11 a.m.
Democrats' plan calls for $175 rebate
CARSON CITY -- How does a $175 check sound?
11:09 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Gibbons has late awakening
No one thought this was possible, but Nevada Rep. Jim Gibbons, the man who wants to be our next governor, has finally figured out that the Bush administration is determined to stick us with Yucca ...
11:09 a.m.
Friedman packs house at UNLV
New York Times foreign affairs columnist Thomas Friedman says Americans better get used to the idea that the world is flat, thanks to technology-driven globalization.
11:08 a.m.
8-year-old arrested after biting administrator
An 8-year-old was arrested, handcuffed and taken to jail last week after biting an assistant principal, outraging juvenile justice officials who believe children are too often arrested in behavior cases that could be dealt with ...
11:06 a.m.
Pentagon plan would add 1,400 Nellis jobs
WASHINGTON -- Nellis Air Force Base stands to gain about 1,400 military and civilian workers under the Pentagon's plan to close and realign military bases while Hawthorne Army Depot in Mineral County is on the ...
11:05 a.m.
Proficiency tests of some Western students missing
Seniors at Western High School may have to re-take the state proficiency exam next week after 150 answer sheets appear to have been lost, district officials said.
10:58 a.m.
County dealt setback in detention center dispute
An arbitration panel has ruled against Clark County in its ongoing feud with AF Construction, the firm contracted to expand the Clark County Detention Center and build the Regional Justice Center.
10:53 a.m.
More seniors passing final skills test
With a month left until graduation, an estimated 12.5 percent of Clark County's seniors still need to pass the state's math proficiency exam, down sharply from 21.9 percent at this time last year.
10:53 a.m.
Century Theatres premieres today at Santa Fe Station
Just in time for the opening of the newest Star Wars flick, moviegoers in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley have a new theater to visit at the same time an old one ...
10:47 a.m.
MGM Mirage picks Perini to build CityCenter
MGM Mirage has selected Perini Building Co. Inc. as the general contractor for Project CityCenter, a $4.7 billion casino, resort and residential high-rise complex on the Strip that will take shape at the site of ...
10:46 a.m.
LVCVA: Room rates jump in March
The LVCVA reported that the average rate for the month was $113.01, up 19.9 percent over March 2004. For the first quarter of 2005, the ADR was $107.34, up 13.2 percent from the same period ...
10:45 a.m.
Tribe's plans move forward
The publication of the notice triggers a 30-day waiting period during which the public may weigh in on the casino plan.
10:44 a.m.
RFID chip sales boost equipment supplier
Gaming Partners International Corp. reported first-quarter earnings of $502,000, 6 cents a share, on revenue of $12.3 million for the period ended March 31. That compares with a loss of $470,000, 6 cents a share, ...
10:43 a.m.
2004 success buoys Boyd
Boyd Gaming Corp. executives said Thursday they were genuinely surprised by a 2004 performance that catapulted the once-overlooked company into the ranks of the year's top stock performers.
10:42 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 13, 2005
Local prep football players are set to show off their skills Saturday as the Southern Nevada Football Coaches' Association holds its annual combine at Sam Boyd Stadium.
10:10 a.m.
Heavyweights are no longer boxing's only big gambling draw
12-round middleweight bout Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (Odds from MGM Grand, subject to change)
10:10 a.m.
Early voting looms for city elections
Registration for the June 7 general election ends Tuesday in Clark County, voting gets under way Wednesday in North Las Vegas, and the other cities open their polls May 21.
10:03 a.m.
Evicted tenant holds off police for three hours in standoff
A nearly three-hour police standoff with a 61-year-old man ended peacefully Thursday afternoon.
10:02 a.m.
Board refuses to limit Garcia
Clark County School Board member Shirley Barber called for terminating Clark County Schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia's contract Thursday night, but the rest of the School Board refused to conduct such a discussion in a closed ...
10:02 a.m.
Blankson shooting blanks in pre-draft preparations?
Being a Chicago native, it would be especially disheartening for Odartey Blankson if he does not get invited to the NBA pre-draft camp, June 7-10, at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
10:02 a.m.
Obituaries for May 13, 2005
Troy Dewayne Boirum, 39, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 6, 1966, in Covina, Calif. A resident for 33 years, he was a former construction site applicator.
10:02 a.m.
Revitalized Green Valley next on Basic's to-do list
Green Valley seems to be back on track after Thursday's 8-3 win against Las Vegas High.
10:01 a.m.
Kwon gets up to 5 years in extortion of Dion's husband
A man convicted of demanding millions of dollars from Celine Dion's husband to silence a rape allegation was sentenced to one year in jail and 16 months to 5 years in prison on Thursday.
10:01 a.m.
Wildcats in prime position for state run
The payback tour is complete. Las Vegas High is now three-for-three in games against the Southeast Division teams with which the Wildcats struggled during the regular season, with Vegas beating Silverado 3-1 Thursday to advance ...
10:01 a.m.
Palo Verde has new coach for softball, too
Gina Piccolo has been serving as the Panthers' interim head coach through the team's playoff games this week. The Sun learned of the change late Thursday, and Ditto did not return calls.
10:00 a.m.
Volleyball regions down to top seeds
All four volleyball top seeds advanced to the regional championship games Thursday.
10:00 a.m.
Bonanza sprinting toward strong showing
There has been a lot of excitement this week at the regional track and field meets at Palo Verde High School.
10:00 a.m.
Las Vegas 51s: Mind Your Minors
Hershel Greer Stadium 4 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday, 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday Radio: all games on 1460-AM
9:59 a.m.
County Health District gets director of nursing
As director of nursing, Sorenson will oversee all nursing and clinic activities for the district.
9:57 a.m.
Mother and daughter will take another walk at UNLV
Mother-and-daughter team Norah and Chelsie Campbell could be twins save for the age gap between them.
9:55 a.m.
High hopes for Chinatown include change to gaming
The future of Las Vegas' fledgling Chinatown district could lie in gaming, representatives for a developer building a large mixed-use project there said Thursday.
9:54 a.m.
Open Road Challenge has new event
The running of the Nevada Open Road Challenge this weekend in central Nevada will have a new twist: the Z2Z Big Red Challenge.
9:54 a.m.
News briefs for May 13, 2005
The Clark County School Board voted to accept language for recruiting a new school superintendent Thursday, but scheduled an interview of the two people who will determine how the search is conducted to replace Clark ...
9:53 a.m.
Coyotes left stranded against Dixie
The Community College of Southern Nevada baseball team whiffed in its golden chances to rally in a 4-2 defeat to Dixie State on Thursday night at Morse Stadium.
9:53 a.m.
Deal nears on development of LV's 61 acres
The Related Cos. and negotiators for Las Vegas have reached an agreement on the major points in a potential development deal for the former railroad land near downtown.
9:52 a.m.
A matter of trust
Dan Birmingham was named boxing's trainer of the year for 2004 after guiding Winky Wright to a pair of victories in world title fights at 154 pounds.
9:52 a.m.
Guest Columnist Jamie Little: Unpredictable weather can throw a wrench into the best laid plans
INDIANAPOLIS -- The sun is shining, the raindrops are falling, the wind is blowing and the weather is 65 degrees.
9:48 a.m.
Gagne ready to go back to Los Angeles
Eric Gagne retired all six batters he faced in what was expected to be his last rehab assignment as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Memphis Redbirds, 10-3, on Thursday night at AutoZone Park.
9:45 a.m.
Rally puts Bulldogs in Sunset final
The fans headed for their automobiles. The school bus engines had already started to roar and the late tailgaters folded up their lawn chairs. But the only people who didn't fold at the Centennial High ...
9:44 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
9:43 a.m.
Preps: Thursday's results
9:42 a.m.
Dolezel: 'It's do or die' vs. Avengers
7:30 p.m., Staples Center TV: FSN; Radio: ESPN 920-AM
9:41 a.m.
Fishing report: Windy, cool days chill out hot spots
Fishing was particularly good over the weekend in the Overton Arm, where boaters were catching 2-pound stripers at St. Thomas, Fish Island, Fire Cove and Ann Marguret Cove. Largemouth bass were taken over the weekend ...
9:38 a.m.
Contractor pleads guilty
The plea agreement states that Hall must pay restitution totaling more than $350,000 to 41 victims, sign a civil confession of judgment, stay out of trouble and not perform any contracting work, own or work ...
9:27 a.m.
Mortgage agent fined over alleged fraudulent loans
Nevada mortgage regulators have issued a cease-and-desist order and imposed a $110,000 fine against mortgage agent Kyle H. Pulsipher, alleging that he obtained fraudulent loans for himself and family members.
9:27 a.m.
Tobacco foes press for action on proposal to curb smoking
Supporters say the ban is needed to clear the air in restaurants, bars and the gambling halls, sparing workers and nonsmokers from secondhand smoke.
9:22 a.m.
Judge hears dispute over $100,000 lottery ticket
Judge Gregg Henry said he would rule within two months after hearing 6 1/2 hours of testimony Wednesday. Ownership of the ticket has been in dispute as it was put into a trash can at ...
9:20 a.m.
Harrah's hires coordinator to convince students on plan
Angelique Pirozzi wrote an e-mail to at least one college professor saying the company is seeking organizers and "persuasion operatives" for the summer to early fall. Harrah's has partnered with the Narragansett Indian Tribe on ...
9:20 a.m.
Ross said that money is an example of the surplus funds he believes state and some local governments have available. Ross said he does not know what specific funds he would like to see go ...
9:19 a.m.
First-quarter results mixed
Discount rival Target Corp. first-quarter results exceeded expectations.
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Veterans fighting again for benefits
Active-duty and retired personnel, and their families and friends, banded together and fought the department through the courts for many years over promises made to enlisted members of the military. Visions of medical coverage through ...
9:14 a.m.
Letter: WMD must have been moved before invasion
It is curious, however, that Mr. Sturdivant referred to Operation Desert Fox.
9:13 a.m.
Construction worker rescued from underground water vault
A 31-year-old construction worker was injured on Thursday when he fell 12 feet into a concrete water vault on Windmill Lane near Buffalo Drive, marking the second construction-related accident this week.
9:12 a.m.
Centennial celebration
-- Free concerts at the Fremont Street Experience by Paul Revere and the Raiders and Asleep at the Wheel at 9 p.m.
9:11 a.m.
Las Vegas harkens back to the Old West
The revival of the Helldorado Parade on Fourth Street Saturday is designed to capture a taste of Las Vegas' cowboy past.
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Taser study's credibility
It was disturbing then to read a story in USA Today on Thursday that said an adviser to a federally funded study of the safety of tasers also was a paid consultant to the maker ...
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Scrimping on a prison
As the Sun's Cy Ryan reported Wednesday, prison officials point to two key reasons why additional guards are needed at High Desert State Prison. First, the prison has some of the most violent inmates in ...
9:08 a.m.
Metro detective defends murder probe at hotel
A Metro Police detective fended off a defense attorney's accusations on Thursday that the investigation into the 1997 slaying of a Canadian poker player at a Las Vegas Strip hotel was shoddy.
9:07 a.m.
Community briefs for May 13, 2005
The second annual Creole Festival Internationale 2005 will be 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the County Amphitheater, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, near downtown Las Vegas.
8:48 a.m.
Sun's publisher Greenspun to get ADL's top honor
"We are pleased to honor Barbara with the Americanism Award for her accomplishments in business, her contributions to community and country, and her dedication to the state of Israel," said ADL National Director Abraham Foxman.
8:47 a.m.
Nevada Ballet Theatre mounts de Mille's 'Rodeo'
Nevada Ballet Theatre ends its 2004-05 season this weekend with Agnes de Mille's "Rodeo," the story of a misfit cowgirl searching for love in the Southwest. The production places dancers in cowboy boots.
8:46 a.m.
Blood drives
Thursday: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Palo Verde High School, 333 Pavilion Drive.
8:45 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: With family as priority, McFerrin has no worries
McFerrin says he hasn't sung "Don't Worry, Be Happy" in concert since 1988, the year the song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned the New York City native three Grammy Awards.
8:45 a.m.
'Liege & Lief' continues to work, unconventionally
Critics often say that one band or another sounds years ahead of its time. Few, acts, however, have sounded so behind their time as Fairport Convention.
8:44 a.m.
Conductor Cools orchestrates adult conduct in ribald show at Paris Las Vegas
Two warnings should be placed at the entry to the 250-seat theater where hypnotist Anthony Cools performs nightly.
8:43 a.m.
On Display for May 13, 2005
The works of Killefer Flammang Architects and Marnell Carrao Associates will be displayed in "Trading Places" from Thursday to June 11 in UNLV's Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery. Admission is free. An artists' reception will ...
8:39 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Lissow checking out following brief Vegas stay
Ten months after moving from Los Angeles to Southern Nevada to work the local comedy club scene, he's packing his bags and on June 1 will head to the Big Apple for a more permanent ...
8:37 a.m.
Performing Arts for May 13, 2005
Kathy Mattea
8:36 a.m.
CineVegas honoring Romero
The director of such horror classics as "Night of the Living Dead," "Dawn of the Dead" and "Day of the Dead," the 65-year-old Romero is credited with creating the "zombie" genre of films.
8:35 a.m.
Academy Awards
After two years at Mandalay Bay, the "Academy of Country Music Awards" received an offer to return to Southern California for its 2005 edition.
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Beauty is business at new downtown club
The phone book is full of dancers who will come to your room and perform in private.
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: New show something to root for
"Donald Trump's 'The Apprentice' inspired me to come up with this," Root said. "The show was a great idea, but if you went to every young male in America and asked them which they would ...
8:30 a.m.
Canada Rx bill caution urged
CARSON CITY -- Seniors need cheaper drugs, and a way to do it is to buy them from Canada, advocates told senators Thursday.
8:21 a.m.
Mental triage money OK'd by Senate panel
CARSON CITY -- A bill sending $370,000 in state money to help relieve crowding in hospital emergency rooms with mentally ill patients was approved Thursday by the Senate Finance Committee.
8:18 a.m.
Young Guns
5:51 a.m.
The last straw?
5:50 a.m.
Rogers shares wealth of experience
5:50 a.m.
Editorial: Looking good for 100
May 14 - 15, 2005
5:33 a.m.
Editorial: Fairness key to rebates
May 14 - 15, 2005
5:32 a.m.
Valley settlers defied the odds
As Las Vegas celebrates its 100th birthday this weekend amid much prosperity and growth of recent decades, it is difficult to imagine that at several points in the town's history it could have dried up ...
4:40 a.m.

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