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Archive for May 24, 2005

Regents would be paid per meeting
Right now, the Regents are one of the few public bodies that receive no compensation. Senate Bill 149 would cost the state about $24,850 a year, according to the bill's fiscal note.
11:12 a.m.
Students swelter as temperature rises
Hot classrooms and a broken air conditioning system at a North Las Vegas elementary school sent about 20 students to the nurse's office and then home early Monday.
11:09 a.m.
Series of carjackings, assaults ends in Jean
A 21-year-old woman is being held in the Clark County Detention Center this morning following a series of hit-and-run collisions, two carjackings and a chase that ended in Jean, where she allegedly stole a Nevada ...
11:08 a.m.
Agency's water plans pegged at $7.6 billion
The total cost for Southern Nevada's lead water agency's ambitious plan to build huge new systems to bring more water to the Las Vegas Valley may be enough to startle even a jaded Las Vegas ...
11:06 a.m.
Senate showdown over 'nuclear option' averted
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted today to end years of delaying tactics that blocked the nomination of Priscilla Owen to a federal judgeship, the first fruit of a bipartisan agreement to break the logjam over ...
11:05 a.m.
Man shot after refusing to hand over wedding ring
When Bing Ji married Amy Ho in China 13 years ago, his wife presented him with a beautiful $5,000 ring made in Thailand -- a woven gold band with a large opal moonstone in the ...
11:04 a.m.
Ross sues Walgreen over bins, parking
Ross Stores said in a May 11 court filing in Clark County District Court that the Walgreens parking signs imply that only Walgreens customers can park in an area that includes spaces for Ross customers.
11:04 a.m.
Las Vegas plans detailed at hopping ICSC convention
Industry veterans at this year's installment of the International Council of Shopping Centers convention found themselves struggling to find a quiet place to talk business.
11:01 a.m.
Laughlin casino deal on rocks; companies blame each other
Poster Financial Group Inc.'s deal to sell its Laughlin casino to competitor Barrick Gaming Corp. has apparently blown up, with sources familiar with both companies saying the transaction will likely wind up in court.
11:01 a.m.
Sales of existing homes hit high
WASHINGTON -- Sales of existing homes rose 4.5 percent in April to the highest sales pace on record as low mortgage rates continued to fuel a housing boom, a national trade group reported today.
10:58 a.m.
Station vote count shows Culinary proposals lost
Station Casinos Inc. has released the vote count for three proposals the Culinary Union Local 226 brought before shareholders at the company's annual meeting last Wednesday.
10:57 a.m.
Harrah's acquisition of Caesars advances with N.J. approval
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. expects to complete its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Inc. on or about June 13 should the deal be approved by the Federal Trade Commission and Nevada regulators as expected, both companies said ...
10:56 a.m.
Teens caught in Strip gunfire
Cameron Scott came to Las Vegas to take part in a track competition at Palo Verde High School, but he left after dodging bullets on the Las Vegas Strip.
10:56 a.m.
Rogers offers advice to School Board
When Brian Cram retired as superintendent of the Clark County School District six years ago, Jim Rogers volunteered to serve as an interim replacement, a suggestion that he recalls "left icicles hanging from the ceiling."
10:53 a.m.
Emergency rooms get some relief
CARSON CITY -- A money committee cleared about $15 million for new mental health services Monday morning, continuing the Legislature's push to give relief to Southern Nevada's crowded emergency rooms.
10:52 a.m.
Resident describes gunshots in slayings
Noha Kingham was sitting in her garage smoking a late-night cigarette when a series of gunshots pierced the silence of her Southern Highlands neighborhood.
10:51 a.m.
Developer's blasting near homes rattles residents
Despite objections from residents, a developer set off a blast within 200 feet of upscale Henderson homes on Monday to pave the way for hillside development.
10:49 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Las Vegas displays a lack of class
The weekend bash, jam-packed with entertainment and fun things to do, saw the return of the Helldorado Days parade through the streets of downtown. It also saw the re-enactment of the May 15, 1905, railroad ...
10:47 a.m.
Wild Horse and Burro Population by State
State Horses Burros Total
10:13 a.m.
Consultants to launch schools chief search
Two former Clark County School District administrators-turned-educational-consultants were chosen Monday by the School Board to oversee the search for a new superintendent and were given up to $20,000 in seed money to launch the process.
9:41 a.m.
Obituaries for May 24, 2005
John R. Barker, 71, of Henderson died Sunday in Henderson. He was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Los Angeles. A resident for two years, he was a retired machine technician, a Korean War Air Force ...
9:40 a.m.
Motorcycle officer is hospitalized after collision with wrong-way driver
The officer, Paul Ferguson, 29, was in serious condition at University Medical Center this morning, Sgt. Chris Jones, Metro spokesman, said.
9:39 a.m.
News briefs for May 24, 2005
A 52-year-old Las Vegas woman was killed Monday morning in a four-car crash on Durango Drive near Flamingo Road.
9:39 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: 51s scandal barely registers on fan radar
Don't shoot the messenger. Or in this case, don't shoot up the messenger.
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gaughan climbs into top 30, gets guaranteed start
Brendan Gaughan will be able to breath a little easier when the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series pulls into Dover International Speedway next Friday.
9:36 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 24, 2005
Peter Manfredo Jr. is a slight betting favorite against Sergio Mora in today's finale of the NBC TV reality boxing show "The Contender," according to odds posted Monday in the Caesars Palace sports book.
9:35 a.m.
Simple measures could help businesses protect its data
NEW YORK -- Stealing Social Security numbers and other sensitive data isn't always a cloak-and-dagger, ultra-sophisticated operation: It's often a low-tech job made easier by carelessness and flimsy safeguards.
9:29 a.m.
Political insiders among possible Pennsylvania slot distributors
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A lobbyist for the country's largest slot-machine manufacturer and the son of a former state Supreme Court chief justice are among the entrepreneurs interested in the potentially lucrative business of distributing slot ...
9:28 a.m.
Lincoln Park purchaser given endorsement
The New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher recommended that the state approve BLB Investors' bid for the gambling facility, under certain conditions, among them that legislators approve an 18-year revenue-sharing agreement between ...
9:25 a.m.
Anti-casino group appeals dismissal of lawsuit
Taxpayers of Michigan Against Casinos, or TOMAC, filed its appeal Monday with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, said Liz Thomas, a spokeswoman for the group.
9:24 a.m.
Gamblers on the way home from casino are robbed
In each instance, the victim was heading back from the Charles Town Races and Slots in neighboring Charles Town, W.Va. The first crime occurred May 2 at about 5 a.m. in Ashburn. The victim said ...
9:23 a.m.
Tribe contests assessments
A nation lawyer will appear today before a special Board of Assessment Review panel to contest $384 million in assessments imposed last month by the town. The Oneidas filed 217 grievances challenging the assessments, said ...
9:22 a.m.
Legislation would grant cash to lottery retailers
The House Budget Subcommittee and House Finance Committee on Monday passed a bill that removes the restriction prohibiting additional compensation to lottery retailers for cashing lottery tickets or shares.
9:21 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:21 a.m.
Ruling may slow drive for off-reservation gambling
WASHINGTON -- The Interior Department's rejection of a deal for a casino in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge may slow momentum for off-reservation tribal gambling, lawmakers and others on both sides of the issue said Monday.
9:20 a.m.
Agency faces $48 million gap for security, construction
The SEC discovered the errors in March and put an employee on leave for mismanagement, said Peter Derby, a senior aide to Chairman William Donaldson. SEC officials explained the situation yesterday to staff at the ...
9:20 a.m.
Credit, debit cards issued for first time by Iraqi bank
Visa cards were given to cabinet ministers, government officials and financial professionals, the bank said in a statement. Bank Chairman Hussein al-Uzri presented the first card to Adel Abdel Mahdi, one of two vice presidents ...
9:19 a.m.
Letter: Too much cake, too few clothes
Also, regarding the article about Mayor Oscar Goodman and his Playboy magazine photo shoot, I feel the Web site should not have been mentioned. A lot of kids have access to computers and parents can't ...
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Bush's folly in Iraq may soon require a draft
The Bush administration's invasion of Iraq, intended to stop the development of weapons of mass destruction, fight the war on terrorism, free Iraqis from tyranny ... (choose the motive that most closely reflects your values), ...
9:08 a.m.
Democrats want changes on Guinn's schools plan
CARSON CITY -- Democrats made it clear Monday they want to change Gov. Kenny Guinn's plan to spend $100 million on failing or near-failing elementary schools.
9:08 a.m.
Senate OKs amendment on proposed sales tax
CARSON CITY -- The Senate on Monday agreed to adopt an amendment by Sen. Barbara Cegavske, R-Las Vegas, to impose restrictions on a bill to raise the sales tax to hire more police in Clark ...
9:06 a.m.
State building program gets tentative approval
CARSON CITY -- A joint legislative budget committee Monday gave preliminary approval to an estimated $280 million building program for the state for the next two years, with some major projects planned for Southern Nevada.
9:05 a.m.
Legislative briefs for May 24, 2005
Legislators in rural counties would be reimbursed for travel to meetings of governments groups when the Legislature is not in session under a bill approved by the Senate 20-0 Monday.
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: New school a priority
There is no immediate solution, other than rezoning some of the students, meaning they would be bused to other crowded high schools. Vacant land upon which to build a school is a commodity that does ...
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: Politics lost in nastiness
In light of this, it was encouraging to read a story in Monday's USA Today that showed how, away from the nation's capital, governors and legislators in the states have frequently been able to work ...
9:03 a.m.
Jury deadlocked in poker player's murder trial
A man charged with killing a fellow Canadian poker player in a hotel room on the Strip in 1997 was dealt a new trial by a deadlocked jury Monday, a lack of decision the prosecutor ...
8:52 a.m.
Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder charge in wife's killing
A Henderson man who originally claimed he accidentally shot his wife in the head while he was cleaning his gun in March 2004 is scheduled for sentencing next month after pleading guilty to second-degree murder.
8:52 a.m.
Suspect in 1982 murder has liver cancer
The case of a man charged with killing a 20-year-old woman on Halloween 1982 is on hold for at least two months because the accused man has terminal liver cancer.
8:51 a.m.
Congressional art winners selected
The artists attend schools located in Nevada's 1st Congressional District.
8:29 a.m.
Community briefs for May 24, 2005
The annual Rhodes Homes Charity Golf Tournament will begin with registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Rhodes Ranch Golf Club to benefit Down Syndrome Organization Southern Nevada.
8:28 a.m.
House OKs fed land for heliport
WASHINGTON -- The House passed a bill by voice vote on Monday that conveys federal land in Clark County for operating a commercial heliport.
8:28 a.m.
Immunization schedule for May 24, 2005
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:28 a.m.
Sign removal probe continues
A majority of the 48 re-election signs of North Las Vegas Mayor Mike Montandon taken by his challenger's campaign were removed with the permission of homeowners, a police spokesman said.
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Danger is clear and present
We spent half of last week in central Florida, where temperatures are supposed to hit the low 90s. That adage, "It's a dry heat," holds true. Misery knows no bounds when the heat involves humidity.
8:22 a.m.

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