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Archive for May 20, 2005

House votes to end sales of wild horses, burros
WASHINGTON -- House members voted Thursday to block a law that forces the Bureau of Land Management to sell wild horses and burros as part of the Interior Department spending bill passed Thursday.
11:22 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 20, 2005
Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. will be charged with disregarding safety in the motorcycle crash that put his 2005 season in jeopardy and Westlake, Ohio, police planned to issue the citation today.
11:21 a.m.
Gillins, Ross step up the pace
52,555 registered voters. Council member will serve four-year term. Annual salary is $42,596. Early voting sites and times for Las Vegas Ward 6 City Council general election:
11:21 a.m.
Utilities deal receives final OK
A cooperative accord between Nevada Power Co., the Southern Nevada Water Authority and the Colorado River Commission received its final approval Thursday morning.
11:20 a.m.
Condo developer faces suit after price hike
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the developer of the Vegas Grand condominium project.
11:16 a.m.
Unemployment rate stable; gaming jobs up
CARSON CITY -- The jobless rate in Nevada remained stable at 4 percent in April, but the opening of the Wynn Las Vegas resort last month gave a big boost to employment in the casino ...
11:15 a.m.
A matter of degrees
Most college graduates pursue higher education to advance their careers.
11:14 a.m.
Ex-Mongols member's claim of indigence leaves judge flat
A one-time high ranking millionaire member of the Mongols motorcycle gang has been kicked out of the gang, failed to pay his attorney and now plans to defend himself against charges from the deadly 2002 ...
11:12 a.m.
Mack cleared to sue ethics panel
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday gave the green light to Las Vegas Councilman Michael Mack to go forward with his lawsuit against the state Ethics Commission.
11:12 a.m.
$650 million project OK'd to ensure water to LV
A $650 million "third straw" to ensure Las Vegas' continued use of Lake Mead water got the go-ahead Thursday from the board of the region's wholesale water agency.
11:10 a.m.
Strong LV economy a fitting backdrop for ICSC
Strong local population and employment growth is raising Las Vegas' stature among the nation's top retail markets.
11:09 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Shouldn't mayor run the city?
He once suggested creating a red light district with legalized prostitution downtown and opening a mob museum to glorify the darker side of the city's past.
11:08 a.m.
Party split widens as showdown looms
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rick Santorum says he "meant no offense" by referring to Adolf Hitler while defending the GOP's right to ban judicial filibusters as Senate leaders prepared to start a countdown today to a ...
11:08 a.m.
Bill may help Nevada Power in contract fight with Enron
An amendment has been added to a federal energy bill that could eventually release the state's largest electric companies from more than $330 million payments to disgraced energy trader Enron Corp.
11:06 a.m.
Nonstop flights planned between Las Vegas, Flint
Orlando-based AirTran Airways will operate five times a week on the route beginning Aug. 4, using twin-engine Boeing 737 jets.
11:06 a.m.
Veteran Las Vegas DMV worker is reinstated
Hearing Officer David Ford, in a decision released Thursday, said Garelyn Marquez should be issued a written reprimand but should be restored to her position as services supervisor with all lost pay and benefits from ...
11:04 a.m.
Election may turn on city land sale
Mike Pacini
11:03 a.m.
Gaming Commission weighs money-laundering regulations
Nevada gaming regulators on Thursday took another step closer to scrapping its Regulation 6A financial reporting requirements in favor of federal rules to be used nationwide.
11:00 a.m.
LVCVA approves 2006 marketing budget
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors on Thursday approved a bigger marketing budget for fiscal year 2006 to take advantage of higher hotel room taxes and room rates.
10:58 a.m.
Bills on prescription drugs, minimum wage approved
CARSON CITY -- A Senate committee passed measures this morning to raise the minimum wage and allow people to buy prescription drugs from Canada, though senators put their own mark on both ideas.
10:58 a.m.
Union proposals failed, Station Casinos says
Station Casinos Inc. officials say three corporate governance proposals the Culinary Union Local 226 brought before shareholders at the company's annual meeting Wednesday have failed. The company said the union didn't submit ballots or proxies ...
10:57 a.m.
Wynn: Subtlety becoming trend in Las Vegas Valley architecture
Capping off the first day of the American Institute of Architects convention, Steve Wynn greeted several hundred architects who gathered to hear him talk about his new resort Thursday evening and called the gathering a ...
10:57 a.m.
Proposed merger could mean more flights from McCarran to East Coast
The skies may be opening up between Las Vegas and the East Coast.
10:57 a.m.
Panel OKs bill that would make it illegal to leave children in cars
CARSON CITY -- An Assembly committee approved a bill Thursday that would make it a crime to leave a child in a car alone.
10:48 a.m.
51s prepare for judgement
For the past month, Don Logan, the president and general manager of the Las Vegas 51s, has been inhaling a nasal spray twice daily to combat allergies and to assist breathing.
10:34 a.m.
Giacomo out to shock us again
In the Kentucky Derby it was SHOCK-OMO! For the Preakness Stakes it's GIACO-WHO?
10:33 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Kyle Busch eating up Nextel Cup experience
One of the first questions Kyle Busch, the cherub-cheeked Las Vegas youngster who on weekends drives the No. 5 NASCAR Kellogg's Chevy like a bat out of hell, was asked during a teleconference with a ...
10:33 a.m.
Guest columnist Jim Gibbons: Another perspective on Yucca Mountain
It is unfortunate that Jeff German, who writes for a paper committed to reporting every development with the Yucca Mountain Project, did not take the time to review my record in fighting this misguided policy. ...
10:31 a.m.
Resurgent Rattlers take spoiler role to heart
Noon Sunday, Thomas & Mack Center Radio: ESPN 920-AM
10:31 a.m.
Former UNLV punter latches on with Raiders
Former four-year starting UNLV punter Gary Cook recently signed a free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders, which brings to five the number of 2004 Rebels who have joined NFL teams.
10:25 a.m.
Rebels finish first round strong
Hang around Dwaine Knight long enough and talk of properly finishing a round is bound to come up.
10:24 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Patrick driven by negativity toward her
Danica Patrick has received all the media attention she can handle -- and then some -- surrounding her fourth-fastest qualifying effort for the May 29 Indianapolis 500.
10:22 a.m.
Guest Columnist Jamie Little: Indy 500 loaded with great stories
As I write this, a tornado looms just miles from where I sit at the Indianapolis Motor speedway. Last weekend, the weather really threw a wrench into our program, and it's threatening to do so ...
10:21 a.m.
Sizing up the Preakness field
WHAT: 130th Preakness.
10:19 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Remember big payoffs at Derby
As a fan, it is always tough to pick against the popular horse.
10:18 a.m.
Water board OKs budget at $642 million
Water "banking" agreements that will give the region access to water in the future helped push the Southern Nevada Water Authority budget to $642 million for the fiscal year starting July 1, up $165 million ...
10:06 a.m.
Montandon files police report over missing signs
North Las Vegas Mayor Mike Montandon filed a police report Thursday accusing the campaign of mayoral candidate Andres Ramirez of stealing his re-election signs.
10:04 a.m.
Semis produce instant classics
Today's semifinals at Lied Field, CCSN Henderson
9:54 a.m.
Softball tournament filled with good pitchers; none dominant
Kourtney Davis ... gone.
9:51 a.m.
$160 million RTC budget approved
The Regional Transportation Commission on Thursday approved a $160 million operating budget for 2006, a slight increase from this year.
9:51 a.m.
Claims of racist acts may be investigated
Kenneth Marcus, staff director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, sent a letter to the Justice Department requesting an investigation into the National Alliance, a white separatist organization that is suspected of distributing racist ...
9:51 a.m.
Sierra Vista is greater than sum of its parts
Right after Sierra Vista coach Jerome Streets signaled the end of practice Thursday, not one girl left the field.
9:51 a.m.
RTC nears severing ties with monorail firm
The Regional Transportation Commission on Thursday took the first step to terminate its agreement with the firm contracted to build a now-shelved extension to the Las Vegas Monorail.
9:50 a.m.
Crime lab to remain at site until October
Metro Police's crime lab has been given the green light to remain at its current location on West Charleston Boulevard until October, averting a rapid move of sensitive forensic testing equipment that could have hampered ...
9:50 a.m.
Administration overhaul continues
Community College of Southern Nevada President Richard Carpenter is continuing his sweeping reforms of the college's administrative structure with some new hires and administrative reductions.
9:50 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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9:50 a.m.
News briefs for May 20, 2005
An 18-year-old woman was critically injured when the white Dodge Intrepid she was driving collided head-on with another vehicle at Carey Avenue and Commerce Street in North Las Vegas.
9:50 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- DO DA PRINCESS -- Training at Santa Anita, Solis scales Mullins trainee for owner Bone, dangerous connections. WORKSFORMONEY -- Gomez aboard Cerin trainee, needs prompt start and clean trip from rail post ...
9:50 a.m.
Boxing results: Golden Gloves
Quarterfinals
9:45 a.m.
Fishing report: These times usually belong to the boaters
This is the time of year that boaters have a definite advantage over anglers who are confined to casting from shore. Boaters are doing especially well for stripers from Las Vegas Wash out to the ...
9:42 a.m.
Road closures in Summerlin, Henderson set
From Monday morning through Thursday a section of Arroyo Grande Boulevard just south of Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson will be closed while a $26,500 storm drain is installed.
9:26 a.m.
Senator is frustrated state Education Department not using federal money
CARSON CITY -- A state senator complained Thursday that the state Education Department has failed to use a large amount of federal funds that are supposed to go to the public school system.
9:25 a.m.
Voters to decide on new animal shelter
Boulder City voters will decide June 7 whether to replace an aging animal shelter that dates to the 1950s with a modern facility expected to cost taxpayers $1 million once land is sold.
9:25 a.m.
Legislative briefs for May 20, 2005
The Senate approved and sent to Gov. Kenny Guinn a bill Thursday for $370,000 to reimburse West Care triage center in Las Vegas for providing temporary care for mentally ill patients who are crowding hospital ...
9:25 a.m.
Four Nevada delegates list assets topping $1 million
WASHINGTON -- At least four members of Nevada's congressional delegation have more than $1 million in assets and income, according to financial disclosure reports released Thursday.
9:23 a.m.
Bilbray recuses himself from base closures
WASHINGTON -- Former Nevada congressman Jim Bilbray recused himself from working on issues related to military installations in Nevada during his time on the commission that evaluates base closings.
9:23 a.m.
Rancho High rebuilding passes halfway mark
Construction crews were the guests of honor Thursday as Rancho High School students served them hot dogs and snow cones to celebrate that work on their new campus is passing the halfway mark.
9:15 a.m.
Appliance maker to sell company to investor group
The deal announced Thursday evening values the company -- which has struggled against low-cost foreign competitors in recent years -- at $14 per share, and includes the assumption of about $975 million in debt. Maytag ...
9:14 a.m.
Airlines, union hold contract talks down to the wire
The Machinists union said negotiators remained at the bargaining table this morning, hoping to resolve remaining differences over a new lower-cost pension plan before the conclusion of a bankruptcy-court trial.
9:13 a.m.
Obituaries for May 20, 2005
Geraldine Mae Armstrong, 80, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. She was born May 21, 1924, in New York state. A resident for 25 years, she was a homemaker.
9:13 a.m.
Ratings placed on watch
The CreditWatch listing follows the company's earnings report this month during which management indicated that the company, which owns the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, might eventually acquire a portion of the condominium project ...
9:12 a.m.
Harrah's, Sands: Government not over-managing casino bids
The companies were responding to remarks reported by Singapore's Sunday Times on May 15 from Wynn Resorts Ltd. Chairman Steve Wynn who said officials managing the bidding process for two planned casino resorts were exerting ...
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Voters should be given tax rebate
Citizens who voted would be eligible to receive the rebates. The information should be readily available as to who would qualify.
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Judges' role is to interpret established law
Esperian claims outright that America needs an objective judiciary. But does he seriously think that the majority of Americans would vote for such liberal ideals as unrestricted abortion or gay marriage? The only way to ...
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Sex offender registry
At the time we called on the Nevada Legislature to disclose these addresses, and we are glad to see that legislation to do just that -- authored by Sen. Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas -- was ...
8:54 a.m.
No Small Wonder
Following is a list of some of the big concerts in Las Vegas this weekend:
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: We may be in Iraq for years
President Bush and our military planners pinned their stated visions of a free Iraq on being able to train a new Iraqi army and new police forces. But they failed to anticipate the amount of ...
8:54 a.m.
Community briefs for May 20, 2005
The university Board of Regents announced the names of UNLV faculty and students who have received Regents Awards for the 2004-2005 academic year.
8:51 a.m.
Blood drives for May 20, 2005
Tuesday: 2:30-6:30 p.m., Beatty Elementary School, 8685 Hidden Palms Park; 7 a.m.-noon, GC Wallace, 1555 S. Rainbow Blvd.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sierra Health Project, 2300 W. Charleston Blvd.
8:48 a.m.
Sexy dancers helping Arthur get leg up on competition
Dirk Arthur is a fine magician.
8:48 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Chicken contest draws wide variety of cooks
Mahogany boiled chicken with smoky lime sweet potatoes and cilantro chimichurri
8:44 a.m.
On Display for May 20, 2005
The exhibit "EG&G: Together Again" will go on display from Sunday to July 17 at the Atomic Testing Museum, 755 E. Flamingo Road. Admission is $10 with discounts for seniors, students and military personnel. 794-5161.
8:40 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Pillow talks: Former model isn't posing as a comic
Since her childhood in the small town of Addyston, Ohio, the comedian says she's received plenty of ribbing about her unusual name.
8:39 a.m.
Performing Arts for May 20, 2005
Wilberforce choir
8:38 a.m.
Author goes underground for Vegas guide
When Jarret Keene arrived in Las Vegas in the summer of 2001, he thought he would quickly grow weary of the city.
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: T. Fox ready to take the love to a larger venue
"I'm shopping for a bigger venue," he said.
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Crows' Duritz counting reasons to do 'Tiger Jam'
He simply had to glance at his CD racks.
8:31 a.m.
Datebook for May 20, 2005
Las Vegas presents the movie "Indian in the Cupboard" at 7:30 p.m. today at the Cimarron Road Community Center, 5591 N. Cimarron Road. Concessions will be available for sale, and chairs and blankets are recommended. ...
8:29 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Hackett, Cassidy pack punch
"His assertions are a pathetic attempt to bully me at the expense of some very talented performers," said Hackett, creator of "A Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean" at Greek Isles.
8:28 a.m.
Democrats hope to use agenda as springboard for 2006
WEEKEND EDITION
6:38 a.m.
Judgment day
WEEKEND EDITION
6:35 a.m.
Editorial: Save the filibuster
May 21 - 22, 2005
5:23 a.m.
Editorial: Library porn? For children?
May 21 - 22, 2005
5:22 a.m.
Letter: Minority rights must be saved
May 21 - 22, 2005
5:21 a.m.
La Cage Match
WEEKEND EDITION
3:52 a.m.
Deserving pilot gets medal 60 years later
WEEKEND EDITION
3:51 a.m.

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