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Archive for May 16, 2005

Owners plan Lady Luck renovation
The management company running the Lady Luck casino has purchased the downtown property from its landlord and plans to remodel it in addition to expanding the casino and hotel.
11:21 a.m.
Wynn boosts art's lure
Art galleries have become more than just window dressing.Tucked among the high-end retail shops at Wynn Las Vegas, the Wynn Collection art gallery is drawing up to 400 visitors on weekends and from 200 to ...
11:10 a.m.
Ensign joins battle in Southwest's Wright fight
Southwest Airlines, pressing hard for the repeal of a measure that blocks it from offering nonstop service from its Dallas headquarters to several cities on its route map, including Las Vegas, has a Nevada ally ...
11:10 a.m.
Complaint filed against Reid for comments
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has drawn fire for a comment he made about a controversial judicial nominee, but Reid aides said today he didn't do anything wrong.
11:08 a.m.
Missing high school tests found
Western High School administrators and students were celebrating this morning that a batch of missing answer sheets for the state proficiency exam had been located.
11:08 a.m.
Las Vegas companies vie for qualified construction workers
One might call the Las Vegas Valley's construction industry an employee's market.
11:06 a.m.
School voucher plan passed by panel
CARSON CITY -- With only three weeks left in the Legislature's session, a controversial plan that would make a dramatic change to the public school system is inching forward.
11:02 a.m.
New teachers could get money to help buy home
Las Vegas may be reaching out to prospective teachers with a program that would offer some new teachers at city high schools up to $30,000 each toward buying a home.
11:01 a.m.
Guards quell incident at state prison
CARSON CITY -- Guards used a stun gun and tear gas to quell 15 rebellious gang members at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City Sunday.
11:00 a.m.
Doctor's license ordered to remain suspended
A doctor who gave his patients nonapproved medications at a time when he had already been ordered not to practice medicine was found guilty Saturday by the state Board of Osteopathic Medicine of unprofessional conduct.
10:59 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 16, 2005
UNLV (43-17) will travel west for a Friday matchup against Cal State Fullerton on the campus of the No. 7 seed UCLA Bruins in the first round of the 64-team NCAA tournament.
10:59 a.m.
Complaint filed against housing agency official
A Las Vegas Housing Authority board member has filed a formal complaint with the federal government, claiming that the deputy director of the agency inappropriately approved spending more than $150,000 for a private contractor without ...
10:59 a.m.
City celebrates 100 years with giant birthday cake
Even the cutting of the cake was all Vegas.
10:59 a.m.
Sarkisian family's quest continues
Sitting at a Formica table in that most American of institutions, the pizza parlor, Ukrainian-born Rouben Sarkisian made a fist-pounding point about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
10:58 a.m.
All the Wright moves
A possible rematch between Winky Wright and Felix "Tito" Trinidad apparently won't happen in the wake of the announcement Sunday night in Puerto Rico that Trinidad's father and trainer, Felix Trinidad Sr., was retiring.
10:58 a.m.
Study: Parents will pay for full kindergarten
With enough interest from parents willing to foot the $300-a-month bill, the Clark County School District's tuition-based kindergarten program is expected to more than double in size for the 2005-06 academic year.
10:58 a.m.
Monorail ridership dips slightly in April
The trains carried 957,621 riders in April -- just less than 32,000 a day -- falling from the slightly more than 1 million people who boarded the system in March, according to numbers provided by ...
10:36 a.m.
Preps: Weekend results
Regional Champions:
10:15 a.m.
SBA honors entrepreneurs
Some of Southern Nevada's finest small-business owners were honored Friday by the Small Business Administration for their accomplishments, growth and community contributions.
9:51 a.m.
News briefs for May 16, 2005
The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for Southern Nevada until 9 p.m. today with winds expected between 20 mph and 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
9:51 a.m.
Panel seeks to boost college faculty salaries
CARSON CITY -- Salaries of faculty at the Community College of Southern Nevada are lagging behind the average paid in other community colleges, a situation the Assembly Ways and Means Committee wants to remedy.
9:50 a.m.
Man killed in fight with officer
A Metro Police officer shot and killed a man who allegedly beat the officer with his own baton outside a market in northeast Las Vegas, authorities said.
9:50 a.m.
Monorail profit falls in April
The trains carried 957,621 riders in April -- just less than 32,000 a day -- falling from the slightly more than 1 million people who boarded the system in March, according to numbers provided by ...
9:48 a.m.
LV City Council to hold hearing on new budget
Las Vegas residents will get a chance to weigh in Tuesday on the city's nearly $1.2 billion proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, which includes plans to add staff, but calls for no tax ...
9:47 a.m.
Stabbing death of worker investigated
Police discovered a man, identified as Danette Dewinter Johnson III, 27, of Las Vegas, lying in the parking lot at 4771 W. Craig Road at 7:45 p.m. with a single stab wound. The man was ...
9:47 a.m.
University budget conflicts unresolved
The Assembly Ways and Means closed the higher education operating budget on Friday without resolving some of the conflicts between the Assembly committee's decisions and the Senate's.
9:44 a.m.
13-year-old stabbing victim pleads with judge to be adopted
Family Court Judge Gerald Hardcastle has given himself two weeks to decide if he should grant the emotional request of 13-year-old stabbing victim Brittney Bergeron, who pleaded, "I want to be adopted."
9:43 a.m.
William Hill to buy Stanley betting outlets
The purchase of Stanley's 624 betting offices will create a chain of 2,237 bookmakers, London-based William Hill said today in a Regulatory News Service statement. Ladbrokes, owned by Hilton Group Plc, runs about 1,900 bookmaking ...
9:40 a.m.
Estate tax money to cover university tech upgrades
University system officials will likely use $15 million of their estate tax money to cover some technology upgrades, including $10 million toward a new integrated information system, Assistant Chancellor Trudy Larson said Friday.
9:39 a.m.
Supreme Court refuses to remove question from Boulder City ballot
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has refused to remove a question from the Boulder City election ballot that would permit the city to sell land around the controversial Boulder Creek Golf Course for ...
9:38 a.m.
Fines threatened over battery-operated toy
Little Benjamin Firestone likely does not know the trouble he caused by riding his Fisher-Price Power Wheels in front of his home.
9:36 a.m.
Oregon wants NCAA tourneys; may end NFL-based lottery
SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon lawmakers might be ready to boot a marginally profitable professional football betting game in hopes of attracting more lucrative college basketball tournaments to the state.
9:34 a.m.
Language for ballot issue OK'd
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Backers of a statewide ballot issue to let Ohio cities decide whether they want casino gambling passed their first test Friday when Attorney General Jim Petro, a gambling opponent, approved the language ...
9:34 a.m.
Obituaries for May 16, 2005
Eurel Lee Bradley, 41, of Las Vegas died May 7 in Las Vegas. He was born July 2, 1963, in Arkansas. A resident for 13 years, he was a nursing home porter.
9:33 a.m.
Gentile sure evidence will vindicate his client
SAN DIEGO -- The lawyer for a former Clark County commissioner facing multiple counts in a federal corruption scandal said testimony and evidence offered Friday damaged his client, but he promised that later evidence would ...
9:32 a.m.
Playoffs in Gladiators' hands
LOS ANGELES -- One pondered, one wandered, one squandered.
9:31 a.m.
Howard Johnson's restaurant chain slowly melting away
BANGOR, Maine -- The orange roof is long gone and the Simple Simon plaque is history. The famous 28 flavors of ice cream have dwindled to 16 varieties.
9:30 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Indy 500 has been drained of its magic
It's time for the Beach Boys to amend the lyrics to "Fun, Fun, Fun." You know, the part that says "She makes the Indy 500 look like a Roman chariot race now."
9:30 a.m.
Gaming briefs for May 16, 2005
As the Culinary Union Local 226 pushes its proposals for corporate governance reform at Station Casinos, Station has gotten an independent proxy voting firm to support its practices and to oppose the push for change.
9:30 a.m.
Dollar at seven-month high before manufacturing report
The U.S. currency advanced against 14 of its 16 most-traded counterparts, extending gains this year to 7.6 percent versus the euro and 4.9 percent to the yen on expectations the economy will outperform those of ...
9:30 a.m.
America West, US Air talks may include Airbus
America West Airlines and US Airways Group Inc. are talking with Airbus SAS, hedge fund Par Capital Management Inc. and Air Canada's parent about funding a merger of the two U.S. carriers, people familiar with ...
9:30 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Disrespected Giacomo could be good for betting public
Now that the 131st Kentucky Derby has sunk in, the middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown awaits "roses" winner Giacomo. Trouble is, there are more now than before the Derby who believe this Triple Crown ...
9:30 a.m.
Las Vegas teams struggle
Hearn qualified at 220.707 mph for his sixth start and fourth consecutive with car owner Sam Schmidt of Henderson in the Meijer/Coca-Cola Panoz/Chevrolet. He ranked 21st out of 22 drivers who qualified Sunday.
9:28 a.m.
51s, Sounds split doubleheader
Jeff Housman and Jeff Bennett combined on a two-hitter as the Nashville Sounds edged the Las Vegas 51s, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon to split a doubleheader at Herschel Greer Stadium.
9:28 a.m.
Coyotes' season ends in disappointment
Community College of Southern Nevada baseball coach Tim Chambers could not gloss over a bitter ending to the Coyotes' season Sunday.
9:27 a.m.
Golf: Champions Tour
Jim Thorpe and Morris Hatalsky parred the first hole of a playoff before play was suspended because of darkness in the Champions Tour's Blue Angels Classic. They were scheduled to resume play this morning.
9:27 a.m.
Letter: Like Truman, Reid is honest
I'm talking, of course, about Harry Truman. In the 1948 "whistle stop" campaign for president, Truman often gave the Republican opposition a piece of his mind. One day, at literally one of the hundreds of ...
9:17 a.m.
Letter: 'Bunker-busting' nuclear weapon is not needed
One important step toward that goal would be for Congress to eliminate all funding for the new nuclear weapons that the Bush administration has proposed to develop next year. President Bush's budget request for 2006 ...
9:17 a.m.
Editorial: President blissfully unaware during alert
What was bizarre -- and downright alarming in a post-9/11 world -- was that nobody bothered to tell President Bush what was going on as federal workers were fleeing their offices in a frenzy. It ...
9:14 a.m.
Drained Basic felled by Centennial
All games at Lied Field at Morse Stadium CCSN Henderson Campus
9:13 a.m.
Editorial: Hillary, Newt on the same page?
Some pundits have said that this is more about political maneuvering by both Clinton and Gingrich, as they try to broaden their appeal as potential candidates for the president in 2008. Sure, politics might be ...
9:13 a.m.
Sierra Vista earns first regional softball title
All games at Stephanie Lynn Craig Park in Henderson
9:10 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
8:51 a.m.
National Missing Children's Day
The event will offer information for parents, children and caregivers, "Child ID" kits from Nevada Child Seekers for parents to provide to authorities and the media in the unlikely event that a child is missing. ...
8:36 a.m.
Movie's products span the ages
At the time, a poster from the movie was all he needed or wanted to collect from the movie.
8:16 a.m.
Constellation Prizes: For Star Wars' fans, collectibles have universal appeal
It usually begins in the summer of 1977, in a crowded theater with their parents.
8:14 a.m.
Stevie Nicks' performance a gift for rapt fans
I heard more tambourine during Friday night's Stevie Nicks concert that I have at all the other shows I've reviewed for the Las Vegas Sun combined.
8:06 a.m.

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