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Archive for May 31, 2005

Transsexual hopes degree will help others
Recent UNLV Boyd Law School graduate Christina DiEdoardo is learning how to be a woman and a lawyer.
11:18 a.m.
Diseased inmate placed in forced isolation
A Clark County jail inmate who has tuberculosis was quarantined by a judge on Friday after he refused to take his medication, in the first-ever use of a 2003 Nevada statute that allows involuntary isolation ...
11:17 a.m.
On somber holiday, heroes are praised
Jan Lukac talked about his son, a Marine killed in Iraq, as he knelt before his grave and traced a heart in the dirt.
11:16 a.m.
Residents not on board with transit system
Green Valley resident Mike Berkey fits exactly the demographic Regional Transportation Commission officials are trying to lure to a proposed transit system.
11:15 a.m.
News briefs for May 31, 2005
A 22-year-old man was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Four Aces Lounge on East Craig Road near Nellis Boulevard early Monday morning, Metro Police said.
11:14 a.m.
Garage sales may be regulated
Las Vegas residents would be required to register their garage and yard sales with the city under a proposed ordinance going before the City Council in the coming weeks.
11:11 a.m.
Smith wins poker event
Smith wins poker event
11:11 a.m.
Supreme Court overturns Arthur Andersen conviction
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP's conviction for obstructing a government investigation into Enron Corp., dealing a unanimous rebuke to the Bush administration's corporate-fraud crackdown.
11:09 a.m.
Neighborhood gaming bill still unresolved
CARSON CITY -- A controversial bill dealing with neighborhood casinos has sparked battles between gaming companies in Southern Nevada and is a long way from final passage, a key assemblyman said today.
11:06 a.m.
Guinn: IRS gives green light to his rebate plan
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn declared on Monday that the Internal Revenue Service has given the OK to his plan that would rebate $300 million to taxpayers.
11:05 a.m.
State legislators say no progress in budget talks
CARSON CITY -- Legislators talked big on Monday about how they had to iron out a budget by the end of the day or risk a special session.
11:03 a.m.
18-year-old arrested in shooting death
Doughton was booked into the North Las Vegas Detention Center late Friday.
11:01 a.m.
Woman arrested in slaying
Geneva Dorsey called 911 about 5:45 a.m. and reported that she stabbed her boyfriend, Rickey D. Jones Jr., 23, of Las Vegas.
10:58 a.m.
Retailers restricting pseudoephedrine access to curb theft, meth production
The Las Vegas Valley's biggest pharmacies, including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens and Albertson's, say it will soon be more difficult to buy certain allergy and cold medications -- but the businesses say the changes are in ...
10:58 a.m.
McCarran adding checkpoint lanes to ease passenger traffic
The new checkpoint lanes, which will open Wednesday, will give passengers needing to reach the A and B gates a total of nine lanes.
10:54 a.m.
Consumer confidence rebounds in May
The Conference Board said that its Consumer Confidence Index rose to 102.2 from a revised 97.5 in April. The reading was much better than the 96 that analysts had expected, which would have been a ...
10:54 a.m.
Obituaries for May 31, 2005
Max E. Burnham, 78, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born June 9, 1926, in Macomb, Ill. A resident for 55 years, he was a retired craps dealer and World War ...
9:37 a.m.
Raggio will likely limit debates
CARSON CITY -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio said Monday he will probably have to limit debate on legislation in order to close down the Legislature by the June 6 deadline.
9:36 a.m.
U.S. revives WTO case against EU aid to Airbus
The U.S. Trade Representative's office said it will ask the World Trade Organization to rule that European government loans to airplane maker Airbus SAS are illegal, setting up the biggest-ever dispute in WTO history.
9:36 a.m.
Group to quit running program for 18-year-olds
A nonprofit organization has pulled out of running a state-funded program helping youths who turn 18 in the state's care, leaving the program at a turning point.
9:35 a.m.
Mechanics ratify contract
A majority of the 7,000 members of the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association voted to accept a five-year pact entailing $96 million in annual reductions and 3.9 percent pay cuts, among other conditions.
9:34 a.m.
Angle makes move for Congress
CARSON CITY -- Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, one of the Legislature's most conservative voices, has registered as a candidate for Congress on the Federal Election Commission Web site.
9:34 a.m.
Millennium Scholarship funding debated
CARSON CITY -- State Treasurer Brian Krolicki and Assemblywoman Chris Giunchigliani were at odds Monday over how far a new funding source would take the Millennium Scholarship.
9:33 a.m.
Growing economy, lower dollar spur summer travel
Rebecca Mercer is preparing for her first vacation in four years, a trip to Disney World with her husband and two children. "In my little world, the economy is great," says Mercer, 26, a Web ...
9:33 a.m.
Perkins urges more help for Guardsmen
CARSON CITY -- The state should help pay the bills of Nevada's National Guardsmen who were called to active duty since 9/11, Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins said Monday.
9:32 a.m.
WestCare funding among bills signed
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn has signed 13 more bills, including one provides $370,000 for the temporary care of the mentally ill to prevent overcrowding in Southern Nevada emergency rooms.
9:32 a.m.
Airport passenger count falls
A total of 36,105 fewer passengers passed through the airport in April compared with the same month a year ago.
9:31 a.m.
Letter: All is well in United States?
We have very little corruption in our corporations. All the medical needs of every American citizen are taken care of. Public schools turn out well-educated students. We have very little crime, thanks to organizations like ...
9:22 a.m.
Letter: We the people are key to better government
Free speech means that we can moan and whine about our concerns to relatives, friends and neighbors, but unless we express them to our elected officials there will never be change.
9:21 a.m.
Editorial: Stone wall for ethics bills
We refer to Assembly Bill 419 and Senate Bill 162. Introduced by Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins, D-Henderson, AB 419 would have clarified the state law prohibiting elected officials and state employees from using state-paid time ...
9:20 a.m.
Three are killed in accidents over holiday weekend
Two Las Vegas Valley residents were killed in collisions over the Memorial Day weekend, and a California man died in a grisly accident on Lake Mohave Sunday night, authorities said.
9:20 a.m.
Editorial: Dialogue may reverse trend
The percentage of students needing remedial education at UNLV last year was 45 percent, higher than the state average by 5 percent. The number reveals a concerning trend. In 2001 the percentage of students entering ...
9:19 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Hollywood Park selections
1st Race -- SIRACOQUE -- Training at Santa Anita, draws good box for 7-panel opener, Sorenson on Monteleone trainee here. JENNIFER'S DANCE -- Also ships across town, hustling Pedroza on West trainee, also draws well ...
9:16 a.m.
Surging Rebels draw fourth seed
Friday Tempe, Ariz. Double elimination Winner plays Fullerton regional champion
9:15 a.m.
Company eyes N.J. expansion, revamping of Bally's Las Vegas
Harrah's may add more hotel rooms and restaurants to the Showboat and Harrah's Atlantic City casinos, Loveman said yesterday. The company expects to acquire Bally's Las Vegas next month with its $6.5 billion purchase of ...
9:02 a.m.
Bangor racino takes step forward with OTB license
The panel voted 5-0 Friday to grant the Pennsylvania-based company a state license to operate the off-track betting facility that it's acquiring as part of its $3.8 million purchase of Miller's Restaurant in Bangor. The ...
9:01 a.m.
Politician's properties garner big bucks
If the Bacaran Bay Casino project goes forward, he will make more. Bacaran Bay would be the fourth casino to pay rent to Gollott, a Democrat from Biloxi, and his brothers, Tyrone and Gary. The ...
9:00 a.m.
Centennial coach leaving for Pacific
This summer, Centennial High will send five members of its girls' basketball team to NCAA schools.
8:59 a.m.
Sports briefs for May 31, 2005
A drag racer was killed after his car crashed into a guard rail in front of about 100 spectators in Orangeburg, S.C.
8:59 a.m.
HBO series, poker craze boost Deadwood casinos
By Joe Kafka ASSOCIATED PRESS
8:59 a.m.
Las Vegas trade mission to Shanghai promoting business with China
SHANGHAI, China -- Las Vegas is looking East, betting that rising affluence will make China a big market for tourism and trade shows -- despite a gambling crackdown aimed at officials wagering with stolen public ...
8:58 a.m.
State regulators working to get police off riverboats
New legislation passed this year by the General Assembly allows the change.
8:57 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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8:57 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Earnhardt denies uncle's accusation
Following Sunday night's on-track run-in with Dale Earnhardt Inc. teammate Michael Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Jr. chalked up the incident to hard racing and downplayed talk of a simmering feud with Waltrip.
8:55 a.m.
Man gets 15 to 55 years in crash that killed pair
A 24-year-old man who was fleeing from police in a stolen car and collided with another car, killing a mother and daughter, was sentencing to 15 to 55 years in prison by District Judge Jesse ...
8:48 a.m.
Nevada child death reports inadequate, group says
The nonprofit National Center for Youth Law has accused the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services of violating federal law by failing to provide detailed information on child fatalities in its annual child death ...
8:47 a.m.
Cherry to keep trial schedule
District Judge Michael Cherry has made it clear that the July 25 trial date for the Hells Angels accused in fatal Laughlin River Run riot case will not change.
8:47 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Reaching out to the dentally ill
It's almost too bad he's a dentist.
8:19 a.m.
We Have No Pride: Ambitious, heavily hyped series couldn't overcome obstacles
On paper, at least, "Father of the Pride" had breakthrough TV series potential.
8:18 a.m.
Summerlin school accredited
Alexander Dawson officials announced last week that accreditation had been awarded by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools. The accreditation follows a two-year review process by the regional organization, which is affiliated with the ...
8:17 a.m.
Community briefs for May 31, 2005
The United Jewish Community/Jewish Federation of Las Vegas will install its board of directors Wednesday night at its annual meeting.
8:17 a.m.
Immunization schedule
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Parkway, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Friday.
8:15 a.m.
Council to decide issue of location of schools
The North Las Vegas City Council will decide Wednesday whether it will have the final say on where to locate schools in the community.
8:15 a.m.
Police chief candidates narrowed to field of 10
Henderson has narrowed the search for its next police chief to 10 candidates, from an original group of 80 that "ran from the East Coast to the West Coast."
8:15 a.m.

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