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Archive for May 19, 2005

Lawmakers face deadline on bills in committee
CARSON CITY -- Lobbyists are running the halls and some legislators are sweating it out this week as lawmakers approach a key deadline to pass bills out of committees.
11:06 a.m.
Funds could be used to reduce amount of waste in Yucca
WASHINGTON -- The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved an extra $5.5 million for the Energy Department to decide how to recycle nuclear waste in hopes of cutting down the amount of high-level waste that ...
11:03 a.m.
Reid warns against GOP use of 'nuclear option'
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said today the "nuclear option" under debate in the Senate could pave the way for Republicans to more easily approve not just conservative judges but all nominees ...
11:02 a.m.
Panel OKs regulation of payday lenders
CARSON CITY -- A bill that would crack down on the "bad actors" in the payday loan industry that abuse those in tough financial straits was unanimously approved by the Senate Commerce Committee.
11:01 a.m.
Mayor defends Playboy shoot
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman lashed out at would-be critics this morning, saying the only ones who will criticize him for being a celebrity photographer for Playboy are "haters and those who need to get ...
11:00 a.m.
Youngster checks out sexually explicit, violent DVD at library
Donna Calhoon didn't expect the DVD that her 7-year-old grandson checked out from the Sunrise Library would contain sexually explicit material or scenes of extreme violence.
10:59 a.m.
Judge candidate once worked as topless dancer
The leading candidate for the newly created Henderson Municipal Court judgship said she worked for a year as a topless dancer at a Las Vegas strip club to put herself through college in the early ...
10:58 a.m.
Hampton, Miller square off in judge race
Michael L. Miller
10:57 a.m.
Woman sentenced in crash that killed young girl
A woman who ran a stop sign and hit another car with her SUV, killing a 7-year-old girl, was sentenced to two years' probation, 100 hours community service and a $1,000 fine on Wednesday by ...
10:56 a.m.
Officer fires gun in school parking lot
An otherwise normal day at Palo Verde High School ended Wednesday afternoon with a screech and a gunshot.
10:55 a.m.
Titans' Brown hurt again, this time with broken hand
Tennessee running back Chris Brown fractured his right hand Wednesday during minicamp, an injury that will keep him out of the remaining May workouts but should allow him to be ready for training camp in ...
10:49 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 19, 2005
Houston coach Jeff Van Gundy agreed to a one-year contract extension with the Rockets through the 2007-08 season.
10:48 a.m.
Two 51s get substance suspensions
Cashman Field 7:05 p.m. tonight, Friday and Saturday; 12:05 p.m. Sunday Radio: all games on 1460-AM
10:47 a.m.
Station: Demand for locals casino remains strong
After its Red Rock Station hotel and casino opens in late March, Station Casinos Inc. could begin developing casinos on any one of four parcels of land the company owns around town, executives told shareholders ...
10:43 a.m.
Company details growth plan
The company behind the Grandview also has purchased additional land for future development south of the project.
10:43 a.m.
Trade group's director resigns
The Nevada Restaurant Association's founding executive director has resigned from the group, saying he is leaving after a mutual decision made with the trade and lobbying group.
10:43 a.m.
Desert Pines High School locked down
The shooting occurred about 9:50 a.m. in the 3800 block of Coral Reef Way near Bonanza and Sandhill roads. Officer Eric Roberson, a Metro spokesman, said after the shooting the gunman ran toward the school.
10:43 a.m.
Event aimed to publicize state's rural attractions
Reno attorney Kent Robison looks at today's scaling of a sandstone rock face at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area as the biggest challenge he'll face in the production of "Nevada Passage," a made-for-television competition ...
10:38 a.m.
CRC blasts California suit
Officials with the Colorado River Commission are furious over a lawsuit filed Wednesday by California Attorney General Bill Lockyer.
10:37 a.m.
CDW lauds Nevada business climate
Three months after signing a lease on a North Las Vegas distribution center, CDW Corp. is touting the benefits of doing business in Nevada.
10:36 a.m.
Southwest joins ATA to offer code-share flight to Denver
Southwest Airlines customers who have been waiting for the airline to offer service to Denver now have it -- sort of.
10:36 a.m.
Letter: Indy tradition left when IRL arrived
I haven't bothered to watch Indy on TV since then, as everything about it has slid backward.
10:09 a.m.
Letter: Indy 500 column runs far off course
I think you missed the mark from pole day at Indy. There is drama and magic at Indianapolis, arguably more than before. The racing is better, the new qualifying format is better and the future ...
10:09 a.m.
Grensing replaces Menzies at UNLV
New UNLV assistant coach Greg Grensing:
10:06 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Departed driver on Lucas' mind in Columbus
Morgan Lucas has been itching to win a Top Fuel race since he took over for the late Darrell Russell at Joe Amato Racing last August.
10:05 a.m.
Judge denies Shoshone request to stop Yucca work
A federal judge Tuesday denied an injunction requested by an Indian tribe to stop government work at the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.
10:02 a.m.
UNLV soccer kicks schedule up a notch
The UNLV women's soccer team, under first-year head coach Katherine Mertz, will take on four teams that played in the 2004 NCAA tournament on their 2005 schedule.
10:02 a.m.
Trauma survivors gather for lunch
Shiloh Edsitty was happy to get out of school for a day to attend a trauma survivor's luncheon at University Medical Center. It meant he didn't have to do homework.
10:02 a.m.
Last-place jockey finds way back into Preakness
A last-place finish in the Kentucky Derby cost Ramon Dominguez the chance to ride High Limit again in the Preakness.
10:02 a.m.
Property tax cap leaves school district budget a bit shaky
The Clark County School Board approved a tentative $1.75 billion operating budget Wednesday but acknowledged that the unfinished work of the state Legislature leaves some sizable holes in the equations.
10:02 a.m.
Chancellor Rogers seeking partnerships with businesses
Chancellor Jim Rogers is actively pursuing private companies who can help the University and Community College System of Nevada meet some of its space needs.
10:01 a.m.
State seeks license application draft
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's attorneys were to send a letter to the Energy Department today asking for a draft copy of the Yucca Mountain project's license application, even though they know it will be denied.
10:01 a.m.
Gladiators coach says team's psyche not frayed
The cobwebs, thick and sticky as they were, are cleared.
10:00 a.m.
Red Sox activate Wells
The Boston Red Sox activated left-hander David Wells from the disabled list Wednesday to start the series finale against the Athletics.
9:58 a.m.
Preps: Past champions
2004 -- Reno 2003 -- Green Valley 2002 -- Wooster 2001 -- Green Valley 2000 -- Silverado 1999 -- Durango 1998 -- Green Valley 1997 -- Green Valley 1996 -- Green Valley 1995 -- Green ...
9:57 a.m.
Pay hike OK'd for city manager
The North Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday approved a 7 percent pay hike for City Manager Gregory Rose.
9:57 a.m.
Judge Cherry to preside over Laughlin motorcycle gang trial
District Judge Michael Cherry will take over the Laughlin River Run riot case involving Hells Angels members after District Judge Donald Mosley recused himself.
9:55 a.m.
Workshop focuses on radiation in Southern Utah
The workshop will feature a morning session from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday at Dixie High School in St. George and an afternoon session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Both sessions are open ...
9:55 a.m.
Fire restrictions at Lake Mead imposed
Extreme fire danger exists throughout the recreation area after above-average winter and spring rains fed considerable grass and brush growth within the park.
9:54 a.m.
County approves million-square-foot shopping center
The Clark County Commission on Wednesday approved a 1 million-square-foot shopping center billed "the talk of the retail community' that will likely alter the ever-changing face of the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
9:53 a.m.
Added apartment units OK'd
Under the guidelines, expected to reach the full commission in June, homeowners in rural and higher density residential areas be allowed to build separate "accessory apartments' on their property. The apartments are expected to provide ...
9:52 a.m.
News briefs for May 19, 2005
A 6-year-old bicycle rider who was hit Tuesday night by a pickup truck while crossing Sahara Avenue against a red light died Wednesday, authorities said.
9:52 a.m.
Wait is over for state baseball hopefuls
Today
9:47 a.m.
Wildcats keep Bonanza off-balance, win title
After giving up three consecutive points to Bonanza in Game 4 of the 4A state championship, Las Vegas High volleyball coach Sue Thurman called for time with the score 24-21 still in her favor.
9:44 a.m.
Enter Sandman:
He's Sierra Vista's sandman, lulling opponents to sleep in the late innings of games. And if the Mountain Lions win the state championship this weekend, The Metallica Kid will undoubtedly have had a big part ...
9:43 a.m.
Obituaries for May 19, 2005
Lawrence Victor Arriaga, 16, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1989, in Las Vegas.
9:42 a.m.
LV Council briefs for May 19, 2005
Former Las Vegas City Councilman Michael McDonald and city officials will take more time to negotiate a possible deal in which McDonald would buy city-owned land on which he wants to build a senior housing ...
9:40 a.m.
Bill would open top officials' evaluations
CARSON CITY -- Evaluations of top public officials such as school superintendents and county managers would be open under bills passed Wednesday by an Assembly committee.
9:40 a.m.
BLM to resume wild horse sales with more rules
WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Land Management will soon resume wild horse sales, adding stricter rules for horse buyers to prevent the animals from going to slaughter houses.
9:39 a.m.
North Las Vegas elections bill dies
CARSON CITY -- A bill supported by four Assembly members that would have changed the election system for the North Las Vegas City Council is dead in the Senate Government Affairs Committee.
9:38 a.m.
Challenging course awaits Moore, Rebels
The competition on the course does not top the list of concerns for the UNLV men's golf team, which enters the NCAA West Regional as the top seed.
9:36 a.m.
Greenspan builds case for limiting housing giants
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan again pushed for limits on the multibillion-dollar mortgage holdings of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, saying such restrictions would not hurt the thriving housing market.
9:35 a.m.
Las Vegas to give some new teachers cash toward home
Some new teachers at three Las Vegas high schools will be offered up to $30,000 each toward the purchase of a new home, under a new city program that was unanimously approved by the City ...
9:33 a.m.
Changes in tax panel's power among bills signed
CARSON CITY -- Three bills giving the state Taxation Commission additional power over delinquent taxpayers were signed into law by Gov. Kenny Guinn Wednesday.
9:33 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 7:05 p.m.
9:32 a.m.
Retailer to end online DVD rentals, promote Netflix
Walmart.com, whose Web site now tells visitors to "Join Netflix," is offering rental customers the option of becoming subscribers of Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix, the companies said today in a statement. Netflix, the No. 1 ...
9:32 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- TARGETOFOPORTUNITY -- Draws good post for sprint opener, Espinoza aboard Baffert trainee, the Target-of-diploma-oportunity? CARBONATOR -- Training at Santa Anita, has good box for maiden/claiming dash, Gomez scales Machowsky trainee. Value Play ...
9:31 a.m.
Welsh to receive military burial
Welsh, a corporal in the Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946, will be buried with a full military honor guard. A Marine chaplain, Marvin Gant, will officiate. Services will begin at 10:40 a.m.
9:28 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Brewster content with multiple champions
Everyone in boxing agrees it's imperative for the heavyweight division to shake off its lingering malaise marked by multiple belt-holders and move toward a unified title.
9:28 a.m.
Construction set to begin next week on Harrah's project
Harrah's spokeswoman Robyn Ryan said Tuesday that a 100-foot crane should be at least partly assembled by the end of the week.
9:05 a.m.
State surveillance, plainclothes officers possible at Pa. casinos
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's slot-machine casinos could be equipped with surveillance offices operated by state investigators as plainclothes police officers roam the casino floor.
9:05 a.m.
Louisiana bill would ban smoking in bars, casinos, restaurants
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Cigar and cigarette smoking would be banned in bars, restaurants and virtually all other indoor public areas in Louisiana, under a bill passed by a Senate committee Wednesday.
9:05 a.m.
Queens prosecutors indict 36 in alleged gambling ring
The operation, in which gamblers wagered on sporting events including horse racing, football and baseball, benefited the Bonanno crime family and provided capital for other illegal activities, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a ...
9:02 a.m.
Lottery investigation referred to state attorney general
In this case, the recipients who ignored the recommendation were Gov. Rod Blagojevich and the Department of Revenue, which oversees the lottery, a source familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press on condition of ...
9:02 a.m.
Under Senate deal, counties could outlaw casino boats
The Senate reached a final deal that would let counties outlaw casino boats that now embark on so-called gambling cruises to nowhere.
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Reid defending right to dissent
All the howling about Harry, the Senate minority leader, is symptomatic of the power plays of the Republican Party and the Religious Right to control every aspect of government, and in the process dismantle freedoms ...
8:59 a.m.
Letter: School vouchers merely a subsidy for rich, religious
Senate Bill 223 provides for state funds to be taken away from our public schools and to be used to pay for students' tuition in private schools. Since more than 95 percent of private school ...
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: No delays on patient safety
Nearly a year after the report came out, an article in FDA Consumer magazine, published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, assessed its impact. It described a plan by President Clinton to cut medical ...
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: Improving efficiency
Those who oppose the proposal -- which would have to pass the Legislature this year, again in 2007 and then be passed by the voters in the 2008 general election before it could go into ...
8:57 a.m.
Compromise reached on public land auctions bill
CARSON CITY -- A major roadblock has been removed to a bill that would require all governments to get appraisals and sell property at public auctions, instead of allowing private deals.
8:57 a.m.
Legislative briefs for May 19, 2005
The Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill to allow a county to impose a fee on another county importing water from it. Senate Bill 30, as originally proposed, would have permitted the county ...
8:57 a.m.
Doctors, hospitals left out of Medicaid budget
CARSON CITY -- Many health care providers will be getting rate increases to make up for inflation, but doctors and hospitals have been left out of a Medicaid budget approved Wednesday.
8:56 a.m.
Panel OKs closing records, except to journalists
CARSON CITY -- The Senate Government Affairs Committee voted 6-1 Wednesday to close certain public records to the public but allow journalists access to the records for news stories.
8:56 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A gifted woman turns 80 today
It's hard to believe she is afraid of heights and sunburns easily.
8:16 a.m.
USO brings taste of U.S. to troops
The day began with business as usual for hundreds of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines deployed to Sather Air Base to wage the war on terrorism, noted Tech. Sgt. Brian Davidson with the 447th Air ...
8:13 a.m.
'Star Wars' reaches its bittersweet end
It's over.
8:12 a.m.
Community briefs for May 19, 2005
Sunrise, MountainView and Southern Hills hospitals are offering free skin cancer screening clinics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
8:12 a.m.
Structure to our Lives: Architects find Las Vegas a unique and compelling study
Along with others coming in from the Strip, Hull was drawn to an exhibit highlighting the architecture that helped shape Las Vegas.
8:11 a.m.

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