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Archive for September 7, 2005

Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Tracy's series gives Champ Car welcomed exposure
Paul Tracy and Forsythe Championship Racing teammate Mario Dominguez will be the featured drivers in a 13-episode reality-based television series that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Champ Car World Series.
12:03 p.m.
Woman arrested in mom's death
Metro Police arrested Janet Rogers at about 8 a.m. Rogers is accused of suffocating her mother, who was sleeping in apartment on the 2600 block of Wyandotte Street with her 59-year-old daughter.
11:44 a.m.
School officials ready to help Katrina victims
With about 800 Hurricane Katrina survivors expected to take up residence in Nevada, officials for Clark County's schools -- public and private -- say they are ready to help.
11:43 a.m.
Group wants to unionize nurses at Las Vegas hospital
Spring Valley Hospital is owned by King of Prussia, Pa.-based Universal Health Services Inc.
11:41 a.m.
State balks at Yucca rules on water flow
WASHINGTON -- New proposed Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules for the Yucca Mountain project match radiation exposure rules proposed last month but also specify how the Energy Department can measure potential water flow through the rock.
11:19 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 7, 2005
Tourists making their way from Strip hotels may soon have one less thing to carry on their way to catch flights home.
11:19 a.m.
West Las Vegas residents urge meeting over market
A group of West Las Vegas residents demonstrated at City Hall this morning, calling for city officials to meet with them as the city looks to bring a supermarket to their neighborhood.
11:17 a.m.
Emergency workers receive much-needed free vacations in Vegas
New Orleans paramedic Keeley Williams stood on the bone-dry asphalt of a McCarran International Airport loading dock Tuesday, but all she could think about was the ever-present, unrelenting water that had suffocated and starved her ...
11:13 a.m.
Nevada medical team returns from disaster site
Two nurses and two paramedics from the Las Vegas Valley were at the Louisiana Superdome from the time it was declared a "shelter of last resort," just before Hurricane Katrina came ashore, to the time ...
11:12 a.m.
Customers sound off on proposed electric rate hikes
Regardless of higher natural gas prices, Nevada Power Co. customers on Tuesday said they were not happy about the prospect of higher electric bills.
11:11 a.m.
Metro officer charged in fraud
A Metro Police narcotics officer suspected of stealing money intended for undercover drug buys and of attempting to defraud an insurance company to support a gambling habit was arrested Tuesday.
11:10 a.m.
LV soldier's 'life was about service'
As Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery workers covered the casket of 21-year-old Army Spc. Joseph L. Martinez with dirt, a woman in a long black print dress a few hundred feet away knelt at the ...
11:09 a.m.
Recommendations made for LVCVA to keep ownership of protected slogans
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which promotes Southern Nevada as a tourist destination, would retain ownership of its trademarked slogans if recommendations made Tuesday are adopted by the LVCVA board.
11:08 a.m.
County prepares for hurricane victims
As one man unpacked metal wastepaper baskets and pencil holders and set them down in empty offices, another barked into a phone about 12-span fiber cable needed for Internet hookups -- and a cabdriver, his ...
11:07 a.m.
Casino companies still paying displaced workers' salaries
Many casino workers who lost homes and jobs in Hurricane Katrina will still receive their paychecks by mail or in person -- a small ray of hope for people who are struggling to rebuild their ...
11:06 a.m.
County OKs hiring of five mental health specialists for juveniles
Clark County's Juvenile Justice Department is making strides toward improving what two nonprofit groups said earlier this summer was a critical lack of mental health services for minors in its care, the department's interim director ...
11:05 a.m.
Guinn wants details of Beers' gas plan
CARSON CITY -- GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Beers' suggestion to give motorists a break on the rising price of gasoline got a lukewarm reception from several key state lawmakers.
11:04 a.m.
Shuffle Master posts record results
Las Vegas-based gaming equipment supply company Shuffle Master Inc. stayed on a roll in Fiscal Year 2005 with record earnings for the third quarter, company officials said Tuesday.
11:02 a.m.
Fire destroys church under construction
A $3 million Mormon church under construction in North Las Vegas was destroyed by fire this morning and authorities suspect the fire was intentionally set.
11:01 a.m.
Nevada lawmakers vow to probe federal response
WASHINGTON -- Nevada lawmakers are vowing that Congress will find out what went wrong in the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.
10:51 a.m.
Berkley continues recovery from surgery
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., will miss this week's expected vote on Hurricane Katrina aid because she is continuing to recover from cosmetic surgery on her neck.
10:50 a.m.
Billionaire is lynchpin of development project
Orange County hasn't hung all its hopes for prosperity on historical riches -- there's a modern billionaire to consider, too.
9:55 a.m.
Student panel joins in superintendent search
Cheyenne High School senior RaQuan Snead said Tuesday while he never met the Clark County School District's former superintendent in person he knew what Carlos Garcia looked like.
9:53 a.m.
School Board to vote on sale of land rejected for campus
Three years after North Las Vegas turned down a request by the Clark County School District to build a new middle school near City Hall, the district is preparing to sell the 18.6-acre site to ...
9:53 a.m.
County briefs for Sept. 7, 2005
Tourists making their way from Strip hotels may soon have one less thing to carry on their way to catch flights home.
9:53 a.m.
County OKs plan to pay some of workers' bills for adoption
As part of its continuing effort to attract would-be foster parents, the Clark County Commission on Tuesday approved a plan to pay some of the bills for its employees planning to adopt.
9:52 a.m.
Taste of casinos seems sweet in French Lick
9:40 a.m.
Greyhound track to close
The closing Nov. 6 will leave Wisconsin with one greyhound track, Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha.
9:40 a.m.
NHRA reverses race finish
NHRA officials announced Tuesday that the result of Monday's Pro Stock Motorcycle final has been overturned, and the victory at the 51st annual Mac Tools U.S. Nationals has been awarded to Steve Johnson.
9:40 a.m.
Problem gambling help line sees increase in calls
Tennessee's 2-year-old lottery, however, is still relatively new and that number could increase as people are just now developing compulsive gambling problems, according to Stacy Bernard, a specialist with the Tennessee Association of Alcohol, Drug ...
9:40 a.m.
Firm proceeds with IPO despite rival's stock plunge
888 hasn't changed its plan to sell shares, said a spokesman for the Gibraltar-based company, who declined to be identified, in a telephone interview. The company has had "very positive feedback" from investors ahead of ...
9:39 a.m.
Former urbanites find smaller towns can bring big rewards
NEW YORK -- Living in Queens and riding a crammed subway into Manhattan each day for work, Luis Rivera and Beth Gissinger-Rivera personified New Yorkers' resigned acceptance to the hassles and travails of life in ...
9:39 a.m.
Appeals court says phone cards not illegal gambling
The court upheld a lower court judge who ruled against the state Feb. 17, 2004, in a case against Treasured Arts Inc., a South Carolina company that sold the cards at convenience stores in North ...
9:38 a.m.
2006 NASCAR weekend tickets go on sale Monday at LVMS
Tickets for the 2006 NASCAR weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday, speedway general manager Chris Powell announced Tuesday.
9:38 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 7, 2005
Barry Bonds, whose bat could yet turn out to be a factor in baseball's most winnable division, went through another day of workouts Tuesday at Dodger Stadium but remained on the disabled list, where he ...
9:38 a.m.
Charges to be filed in KPMG investigation
The nine defendants, a former lawyer at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood and eight former partners at KPMG, pleaded not guilty.
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Leroy's adds twist to handicapping contest
Its unusual format almost required special dispensation from gaming regulators, but a new high-stakes 16-man football handicapping contest is scheduled to make its debut this weekend in Las Vegas.
9:37 a.m.
Saints owner hopes to use LSU stadium
New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, who drew criticism for his silence concerning where the team should play home games in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, prefers to call Baton Rouge home.
9:36 a.m.
Las Vegas High adapting well to new offense, new star
Week by week, the questions surrounding Las Vegas High's football team are starting to be answered.
9:35 a.m.
Preps: Today
5 p.m.: Eldorado at Silverado, Las Vegas at Basic, Rancho at Arbor View, Valley at Cimarron-Memorial, Chaparral at Green Valley, Centennial at Clark, Coronado at Durango, Foothill at Sierra Vista, Del Sol at Canyon Springs, ...
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Course closures necessary
Well, it is that time of year when many local courses will be closed for overseeding, aerification and what-all.
9:34 a.m.
Productivity growth slows while labor pressures increase
The Labor Department reported today that productivity -- the amount of output per hour of work -- increased at a 1.8 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, down from a 3.2 percent increase in ...
9:33 a.m.
Employee-discount incentives end on 2006 vehicles
Ford has been allowing customers to pay the employee price for 2005 vehicles since July. In August, it added the 2006 Ford Escape, Ford Expedition, Ford Econoline and Lincoln Navigator to the discount plan, but ...
9:32 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Three reasons to keep watching
If baseball teams finish racing for pennants and football teams start ironing their grids all at once, then it must be September.
9:31 a.m.
Reid rips Katrina response after D.C. meeting
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and House Majority Leader Tom DeLay traded verbal jabs Tuesday when congressional leaders emerged from a meeting with President Bush about Hurricane Katrina.
9:07 a.m.
Candelight vigil to honor 9-11 victims
Guest speakers include Sheriff Bill Young, Mayor Pro Tem Gary Reese, City Councilman Larry Brown, Las Vegas Fire Chief David Washington and Clark County Fire Chief Earl Greene.
9:07 a.m.
9:06 a.m.
Council considers limit to payday loan growth
Concerned that the payday loan industry is growing too fast in Henderson, the City Council is mulling regulations that would limit its growth.
9:06 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 7, 2005
Francisco F. Alvarez, 41, of Henderson died Saturday in Henderson. He was born Oct. 4, 1963, in Guadalajara, Mexico. A resident for 23 years, he was a hotel food server.
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Tax on oil firms would help area
If the good president, using the powers of his office, declares, by executive order, a windfall profits tax on the oil companies, those taxes could flow directly to the hurricane area. Now everybody wins.
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Rebuild city on higher ground
First of all, official reaction to the hurricane drowning our Gulf Coast was delayed by the same folks who hummed and debated while disaster struck before.
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Bush stayed on vacation too long
Perhaps if President Bush would have spent more time preparing for this disaster and less time on a road trip visiting with his adoring fans trying to rally support for his Iraq disaster, things wouldn't ...
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Hypocritical lack of respect for life on display
If he and the Christian Coalition believe life is so precious, where were all these people during this crisis? They sure don't practice what they preach.
8:58 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 7, 2005
Wild Oats Market, at 517 Stephanie St., Henderson and 7250 Lake Mead Blvd., a leading national natural, organic and gourmet foods retailer, announced it will be collecting monetary donations to help aid the victims of ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Put Roberts to the test
With Republicans in control of the Senate, Roberts' confirmation to replace O'Connor had been fairly certain. But if he earns confirmation now to replace Rehnquist, all that will happen is that one conservative will be ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Silver State helps out
We're looking forward to Nevadans extending the hospitality that this state is famous for. Many of the now homeless people are expected to remain here up to three months, and even longer depending on how ...
8:56 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Runners up for Cirque du Soleil fundraiser
Hosted by Cirque du Soleil, the annual race benefits the Center for Independent Living. This nonprofit facility was begun in 1994 and serves Nevada's disadvantaged youths, ages 16-20, working to provide each with opportunities to ...
8:16 a.m.
No Holding Back: 'Oncology On Canvas' exhibit reveals cancer's stark realities
The pain, the anger, the fear and the difficulty in talking with family members it's all too familiar to this mother of three, who has detailed her cancer journey in her artwork.
8:14 a.m.

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