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Archive for May 27, 2005

Fundraiser for teacher sparks controversy
What started out as a show of appreciation turned into an investigation when Clark County School District officials took control of more than $500 Greenspun Junior High School students collected for a favorite teacher.
11:16 a.m.
LV man awaiting trial on pimping charges
In the documentary movie "American Pimp," a man named Ken Red stands in front of the U.S. Capitol and boasts of his prominence in the profession.
11:15 a.m.
Graduates nurse a proud moment
If Nevada State College in Henderson has taught its graduates one thing, it's how to thrive in adversity.
11:13 a.m.
Melting snow causing a mountain of concern
Part-time librarian Claudia "Tookie" Reed said Tuesday afternoon that nature is full of surprises, and after 22 years living in the Mount Charleston area, melting snow is the latest.
11:12 a.m.
Maestas consents to plea agreement
A man accused of killing a 3-year-old and stabbing a 10-year-old in a Mesquite trailer park entered a plea agreement this morning in an attempt to lessen the chance that he'll be sentenced to the ...
11:11 a.m.
Plan to trim regents goes to voters
Voters next year will decide whether they want to change the composition of the Board of Regents following the state Senate's passage Thursday of Assembly Joint Resolution 11.
11:10 a.m.
Assembly squabbles over full-day kindergarten
CARSON CITY -- Budget talks slowed Thursday after Assembly Democrats threw down the gauntlet and said they want funding for full-day kindergarten for all students in the state.
11:09 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Amodei conflict surfaces
The saga of Assembly Bill 485 is a prime example of how the lines of ethical propriety are easily blurred in Carson City.
11:09 a.m.
Paraplegic teen to get $5.5 million
The owners of the RV park in Mesquite where a gruesome attack left a 3-year-old girl dead and her then 10-year-old half sister paralyzed have agreed to pay a $5.5 million settlement to the half ...
11:08 a.m.
Four to be arraigned in alleged hit
The son and daughter of the owner of the Palomino topless club and the two men they allegedly paid $6,000 to kill a former employee of the club who had allegedly been badmouthing the business ...
11:02 a.m.
$85 million earmarked for military projects
WASHINGTON -- The House has earmarked $85.5 million for Nevada military projects as part of its annual bill to authorize military construction spending. The Senate has not acted on its version of the bill.
11:01 a.m.
Pair of deaths at lakes investigated
The National Park Service is investigating the deaths of two people, one at Lake Mead who apparently died of exposure and the other who drowned at Lake Mohave.
11:00 a.m.
Parent angered by school's 'gum detention' punishment
A Las Vegas father is furious that his eighth grade son was ordered by a teacher to pull weeds and pick up trash under a blazing sun Wednesday as punishment for chewing gum in class.
10:59 a.m.
Law firm plans to join action against condominium developer
The original lawsuit was filed last week by Las Vegas attorney George West on behalf of five individuals who claim the developer is in breach of contract for failing to honor prices established by an ...
10:58 a.m.
Worker at DMV pleads guilty to selling fake ID card
A Department of Motor Vehicles employee caught on tape selling a fake state identification card pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of possession or sale of a document or personal identifying information to establish ...
10:58 a.m.
Casino opens
Lines began to form outside at about 6:30 p.m. and grew longer throughout Thursday night until it was time for the casino's 10 p.m. opening. The riverboat includes the casino, hotel, 10 restaurants and retail ...
10:52 a.m.
New York sues insurer
The suit accuses AIG, ex-Chief Executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and former Chief Financial Officer Howard I. Smith of orchestrating an accounting scheme that made AIG's financial picture appear brighter than it was, misleading both investors ...
10:52 a.m.
Experts: Casinos would have tough time keeping children from playing mobile games
Nevada is on the verge of having a law that enables casinos to offer mobile gaming, but technology experts attending a gaming conference caution that it will be tough for the state to control who ...
10:49 a.m.
Gaming device OK'd by Senate
CARSON CITY -- An electronic handheld device that would allow a gambler to play the slots, poker, 21 or roulette as he wanders through a Nevada casino is a step closer to reality.
10:49 a.m.
McCarran numbers continue to climb
Despite a drop in numbers from financially struggling United Airlines, the passenger count at McCarran International Airport climbed again in April, beating the comparable month a year ago by 3.8 percent.
10:49 a.m.
Casino dealer accused of embezzlement
State Gaming Commission agents arrested Tony Vinson Norwood, 36, on Tuesday after observing him at table games.
9:58 a.m.
Racino bill criticized
The antigambling group Casinos No! said Wednesday that a bill calling for a harness-racing track with up to 1,500 slot machines in Washington County would also allow a racino to be built near Indian land ...
9:55 a.m.
Opinion says playing poker for money is illegal in Oklahoma
The opinion, which carries the force of law, will likely slow the growth of popular Texas Holdem poker tournaments common in other states and that have been advertised and conducted by taverns, pubs and other ...
9:51 a.m.
Casino expansion begins
"It is an exciting day for the Potawatomi and Forest County," Tribal Chairman Harold "Gus" Frank said during a traditional ground blessing ceremony.
9:50 a.m.
Open house is planned for new school building
As controversy continues to swirl around the Clark County School Board's decision to spend $14.5 million for an opulent office building, Superintendent Carlos Garcia announced he would hold an "open house" Tuesday for the media ...
9:47 a.m.
More school-construction funds eyed
With sites now identified for the last of 50 elementary schools and 22 middle schools slated to be built under their 1998 capital plan, Clark County School District officials said Thursday it's time to start ...
9:46 a.m.
Reid, Frist leave for recess frustrated over week's events
WASHINGTON -- Congress left town today for a weeklong Memorial Day recess, offering a brief respite for the increasingly quarrelsome Senate.
9:45 a.m.
Audition on the biggest stage
Richie Hearn is a member of a growing sub-culture within the open-wheel racing community: A talented, proven winner who doesn't have a fulltime ride in a major series.
9:45 a.m.
Guest columnist Jamie Little: Whirlwind month finally comes to a close
It's hard to believe that in just two days the 89th running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place. In a way I think Race Day is actually a relief for drivers and industry personnel ...
9:44 a.m.
Carjacking suspect shot dead after police chase
A carjacking suspect was shot and killed by police after he allegedly fired a shot at guards manning the Hoover Dam security checkpoint in Arizona then led police on a chase that ended about 20 ...
9:43 a.m.
News briefs for May 27, 2005
Clark County fire investigators are trying to determine what caused an early morning blaze at a house on East Harmon Avenue near Mountain Vista Street that injured a mother and her two children.
9:42 a.m.
Booker Elementary project advances
Plans to give Booker Elementary School a custom-designed new home moved forward Thursday with the School Board's approval of preliminary blueprints.
9:41 a.m.
Anti-Defamation League honors Sun publisher
The Anti-Defamation League awarded Las Vegas Sun Publisher Barbara Greenspun the Americanism Award on Thursday for a lifetime of working to improve the community and the world.
9:41 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Inexperience, not gender, is Patrick's weakness
If you think grumpy old A.J. Foyt made a spectacle of himself by hurling a laptop computer down the pit lane when his car ran out of fuel a couple of years back, how do ...
9:40 a.m.
Rebels survive Utes' scare
SALT LAKE CITY -- The top-seeded UNLV baseball team got a scare from Utah in its first game of the Mountain West Conference tournament, but held on for a 5-3 win to advance to the ...
9:37 a.m.
Cowboys' Williams says he will not use banned technique
Roy Williams was backpedaling as fast as he could. Williams, an All-Pro safety, was not at the Dallas Cowboys' minicamp. He was not even dressed for practice. Williams had just arrived at a stylish function ...
9:37 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 27, 2005
The Plaza hotel-casino will host an 11-bout Muay Thai kickboxing show Saturday night, a card that includes nine title fights.
9:37 a.m.
Lawyer lauds dismissal of charges against client, 13
A defense attorney who is also a university regent hopes a 13-year-old boy who narrowly avoided murder charges has learned a lesson about the importance of education from his brush with the criminal justice system.
9:35 a.m.
51s take Express lane to second place
Tucson Electric Park 6:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday, 6 p.m. Sunday Radio: all games on 1460-AM
9:34 a.m.
Assembly OKs amendment to Senate ethics bill
CARSON CITY -- Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, D-Henderson, revived his efforts to increase ethics standards Thursday by amending the provisions into an unrelated Senate bill.
9:34 a.m.
More funds approved for Reno to court Olympics
Gov. Kenny Guinn already has included $150,000 over the next two years to help an exploratory committee that has spent more than two years investigating the area's chances for the Winter Games.
9:34 a.m.
Firm was forced out of Ivanpah plans, jury told
Clark County aviation officials pushed a private company out of plans to develop the proposed Ivanpah airport after the company spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to finance a study later used by the county ...
9:33 a.m.
Legislative briefs for May 27, 2005
Insurance companies will not be allowed to deny a claim for injury suffered while under the influence of alcohol, under a bill approved by the Senate Thursday.
9:33 a.m.
Rupe follows a worn path
If Ryan Rupe's story sounds familiar, it's because it is.
9:33 a.m.
Controversial birth-control pill measure passes Assembly
CARSON CITY -- The Assembly approved a controversial amendment to a bill Thursday that would require pharmacists to fill prescriptions for birth control pills and morning after pills despite moral objections.
9:32 a.m.
Neighborhood-casinos bill sparks debate
CARSON CITY -- A bill that would limit the number of neighborhood casinos allowed in master-planned communities sparked controversy in the state Senate and was facing a deadline today.
9:32 a.m.
Dual-core chips for mainstream launched
The Pentium D processor and supporting chips will target home computer users, particularly those who run more than one program at once or have software that is designed to take advantage of the extra computing ...
9:27 a.m.
Spending up 0.6 percent, fueled by income jump
U.S. personal spending rose for a third straight month in April, boosted by rising incomes as hiring accelerated, according to a government report. A measure of prices tied to spending showed tame inflation.
9:27 a.m.
Cab camera aids cops in case
A taxicab thief was captured on an in-cab camera behind the wheel of a Yellow-Checker-Star cab, giving Nevada Taxicab Authority evidence they used to solve its first crime since companies began installing the cameras last ...
9:25 a.m.
Bass and cats are hot items
Boaters who want to try their luck at fishing over the holiday weekend may wish to bait their hooks with cut anchovies and fish outside the tires at Lake Mead Marina or try fishing anywhere ...
9:24 a.m.
Committee passes bill creating trust fund for victims
Supporters claim a fund like the one the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Thursday is the only way to stop large asbestos lawsuits that have bankrupted such companies as Owens Corning Fiberglas and W.R Grace, and ...
9:24 a.m.
Columnist Nick Christensen: One last Sis-boom-bah! before the summer
It's about time for the school kids to go home for the summer, but not before seniors give it one last hurrah for the hometown fans. Basketball and baseball all-star games were played Thursday, but ...
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Johnson could join elite company at 600
Jimmie Johnson is hoping to join an elite group of drivers this weekend in the longest race on the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series circuit.
9:21 a.m.
On paper, UNLV class derailed
For a stretch, it appeared that second-year UNLV coach Lon Kruger and his staff had assembled the foundation of a recruiting class that would rank among the top 20 in the country.
9:20 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- SURPRIZED -- Hustling Pedroza on Stute trainee, draws outside box in small six-horse route opener, Surprized winner at this level? SO URGENT -- Training at Santa Anita, Farina aboard Mulhall trainee for ...
9:17 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:20 p.m.
9:15 a.m.
States still at odds over how to divvy water
Representatives from seven states in the Colorado River basin met in Henderson Thursday, but divisions over how to share the limited water of the river continue to split the delegations.
9:07 a.m.
B.C. sees high voter turnout
Boulder City residents are going to the polls early in large numbers, far outpacing turnout in the rest of the Las Vegas area for the June 7 general election.
9:05 a.m.
Obituaries for May 27, 2005
Wayne H. Bruhn, 79, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospice. He was born Nov. 27, 1925, in Rockford, Ill. A resident for 15 years, he was a retired project manager in the ...
9:05 a.m.
Judges get more leeway with jurors
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a District Court judge has the discretion in handling cases of a juror's misconduct, rather than just declaring a mistrial.
9:04 a.m.
Court: Wearing of stun belt must be decided by judges
CARSON CITY -- Judges, not law enforcement officers, must decide if an unruly defendant in a criminal trial must wear a stun belt to stop disruptive behavior during trial, the Nevada Supreme Court said Thursday.
9:04 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Etta, girl: There's more to May than meets the eye
"You've gotta listen when something's wanting to change your life. You've gotta recognize when to turn, you know what I mean?" May, who is portrayed by comedian Brenda Ferrari (she prefers using her stage name), ...
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Censorship is subjective
The grandmother in your editorial did not read the rating on the DVD the child checked out, which was contained in a small space on the back cover. But if the rating is not obvious, ...
9:04 a.m.
Little things make big difference in revamped 'X'
I might have to see "X An Erotic Adventure" again just to make sure I didn't miss anything vital.
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Libraries' stance on porn wrong
The library's response was that our patrons are free to view anything they want to online, in the library, using taxpayer-paid Internet connections. Any attempt at restricting access was viewed as censorship. This ignored the ...
9:02 a.m.
Letter: It suits U.S. to give alleged terrorist a pass
Carriles escaped a Venezuelan prison and resurfaced in Miami, a hero to the Cuban-American community currently using its vast resources and political clout to defend his right to remain in the United States as a ...
9:02 a.m.
Restrictions to affect holiday weekend at Lake Mead
For the close to 250,000 people expected to visit Lake Mead National Recreational Area this Memorial Day weekend, bottled water, sun screen and life vests should be high on the list of things to bring. ...
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: Honoring our fallen troops
A plan involving the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the Marines was prepared and carried out beginning on May 14, 1975. The troops ran into heavy resistance as they approached Kho Tang island, about ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: Mack is Mack to the end
The ordinance now allows medium-sized businesses, those between 20,000 and 50,000 square feet, to apply for a permit to sell liquor within the 400-foot limit. Mack wants a change that would allow the city to ...
8:58 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Kluger has wealth of musical experience
The 83-year-old musician will turn 84 on July 9, and he still is the engine driving the decades-old jazz jam sessions at Pogo's, a quiet neighborhood club at 2103 N. Decatur Blvd. that transforms into ...
8:55 a.m.
Community briefs for May 27, 2005
Las Vegas, along with its Historic Preservation Commission, the Las Vegas Preserve and several nonprofit organizations will move several of the city's remaining railroad cottages from the downtown area to a new home.
8:45 a.m.
Blood drives
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Carter-Burgess Engineering, 6655 Bermuda Road; 2-7 p.m., Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 5825 W. Eldora St.; 9 a.m.-noon, Re-Max, 911 N. Buffalo Drive.
8:45 a.m.
Holiday closings
SAFETY: Police and fire emergency services as usual. Administrative offices closed.
8:44 a.m.
Datebook for May 27, 2005
Las Vegas presents the movie "Shrek 2" at 8:30 p.m. today at the Becker Community School, 9110 Hillpointe Road. Bring chairs or blankets. No concessions. 229-2482.
8:42 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: The Trail of Dead has made a name for itself
The Texas rock band's 10-word moniker -- preceded by a strange ellipsis -- conjures images of battling warriors wielding mighty swords. And, co-founder Jason Reece figures, it isn't for everybody.
8:41 a.m.
Performing Arts for May 27, 2005
Vocal show
8:40 a.m.
On Display for May 27, 2005
Artist Rita Deanin Abbey's works will be displayed in "An Exhibition in Diverse Media" from today to July 17 at the Charleston Heights Arts Center Gallery, 800 S. Brush St. An artist's reception will be ...
8:39 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: FAO Schweetz gets scooped at Forum Shops
So what's new? Amid all the stuffed toys and other kids treasures is FAO Schweetz, a delectable, decadent ice cream salon, bakery, coffee bar and candy store that offers the most unusual ice cream concoctions ...
8:37 a.m.
Peter Max pops in for an appearance at Forum Shops
With nearly 80 one-man art shows across the nation, Peter Max has traveled extensively in the last few years.
8:35 a.m.
Cedar Lake Ensemble brings multimedia ballet to Las Vegas
New York dance troupe Cedar Lake Ensemble visits UNLV's Judy Bayley Theatre this weekend with three performances of its full-length ballet "Beyond the Red."
8:34 a.m.
Ex-UNLV professor Lumpkin makes return to Vegas
Nearly two years ago it seemed Las Vegas was losing Libby Lumpkin for good.
8:32 a.m.
Familiar Waters
Producer, director and choreographer Jeff Kutash is back in the swim of things at "Splash!," the adult revue he created at the Riviera in 1985.
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: McKnight moves to buy club
When the club's owners padlocked the 3,500-square-foot lounge at Spring Mountain Road and Polaris Avenue in January, fans felt homeless.
8:23 a.m.
Public buildings leak dollars
WEEKEND EDITION For years, valley residents have seen many massive hotel and casino construction projects finished on time or better.
6:14 a.m.
A Course in Latin
WEEKEND EDITION
6:06 a.m.
Civil War vet to receive military burial
WEEKEND EDITION
6:04 a.m.
Historic casino faces challenges
WEEKEND EDITION
6:03 a.m.
Dancer was there on opening night
WEEKEND EDITION
6:03 a.m.
Tips to help keep summer safe
May 28 - 30, 2005
6:02 a.m.
School institutes centennial fete
WEEKEND EDITION
6:02 a.m.
Anti-Defamation League honors Sun publisher
The Anti-Defamation League awarded Las Vegas Sun Publisher Barbara Greenspun the Americanism Award on Thursday for a lifetime of working to improve the community and the world.
12:00 a.m.

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