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Archive for September 8, 2005

Burglary suspect caught near Strip after car chase
A burglary suspect stole a Metro Police car and and then a van and led Metro Police on a chase Wednesday afternoon, smashing several other patrol cars and the vehicles of passersby before he was ...
11:20 a.m.
State failing to keep tabs on parolees
CARSON CITY -- Officers in the state Division of Parole and Probation are failing to adequately supervise potentially dangerous criminals, an executive audit says.
11:17 a.m.
Doctor in OxyContin case suspended
The state on Wednesday suspended the license of a Las Vegas doctor accused of prescribing potentially lethal doses of the painkiller OxyContin to men who did not need the drug for medical purposes.
11:16 a.m.
Regal Hotels pulls out of venture with Sands
Regal, which operates five hotels in Hong Kong and two in mainland China, said in a statement Wednesday that the two companies had failed to agree on the final details of the deal they signed ...
11:16 a.m.
Company pledges speedy rebuilding of Beau Rivage
The day after viewing their hurricane-damaged resort along the Mississippi's Gulf Coast, MGM Mirage executives said Wednesday they plan to "quickly" rebuild the Beau Rivage and will use displaced workers to help in the effort.
11:14 a.m.
3 indicted in immigrant smuggling case
Three men were indicted in federal court on Wednesday for allegedly smuggling illegal immigrants from Mexico and harboring them in a house in Henderson, the U.S. attorney's office said on Thursday.
11:13 a.m.
County suspends work on new golf courses
The Clark County Commission on Wednesday took the first step to retake hundreds of acres that had been leased to developer Billy Walters for a golf course.
11:13 a.m.
Commissioners OK Gilcrease zone change
Forty acres of the Gilcrease Orchard will soon be a 100-home subdivision.
11:12 a.m.
Misdemeanor charges filed in bus stop deaths
The Las Vegas city attorney's office has filed criminal misdemeanor charges against a woman who drove through a bus stop, killing four people, despite Clark County District Attorney David Roger and Metro Police's controversial decision ...
11:11 a.m.
Property gives new details of redesign
The remodeling process is expected to begin in October and be executed in phases so that it will remain open throughout the renovation process.
11:10 a.m.
Landry's plans new downtown hotel tower at Golden Nugget
The future owners of the Golden Nugget hotel and casino are planning a new hotel tower in downtown Las Vegas.
11:08 a.m.
Median price of houses in valley rises to $309,000
The average house price in August was $364,999, according to the report.
11:04 a.m.
Grandfather of Reid intern dies in vets' home in New Orleans
WASHINGTON -- UNLV student Ricky Gourrier's grandfather spent 30 years in the Navy and survived a World War II torpedo attack that left him clamoring in the water for his life. But he did not ...
10:56 a.m.
Plan to fly victims to Vegas put on hold
The federal government called off flights Tuesday that would have brought at least 500 hurricane victims to the Las Vegas Valley -- even as the slow-moving, complex system needed to bring relief dollars to Nevada ...
10:55 a.m.
City to pursue pro tennis event
Las Vegas' newest tennis complex could host a large professional men's tennis tournament in February 2006, which would be televised on the Tennis Channel cable network.
10:49 a.m.
Company recalls 978,000 SUVs, pickup trucks in U.S.
The recall covers 1989 through 1996 model 4Runner SUVs, as well as compact and T-100 pickups, the Japanese automaker's U.S. unit said in an e-mailed statement Wednesday. The voluntary recall affects as many as 375,000 ...
10:48 a.m.
High court rejects appeal in cab injury
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the appeal of a man who was convicted of critically wounding a Las Vegas taxicab driver during a robbery in May 2003.
9:53 a.m.
Lawyer wants transcripts closed in neglect-death case
A lawyer for one of the two people charged with killing a 2-year-old by starving her to death wants to keep the public from having acccess to the grand jury transcripts related to the case.
9:53 a.m.
Hughes confidant, aviation leader Jack Real dies
Aviation pioneer Jack Real enjoyed spending hours on the phone with reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes discussing their favorite subject -- flight.
9:52 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 8, 2005
Bund Bhagwat, 79, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local care center. He was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Poona, India. A resident for 14 years, he was a retired structural engineer in the ...
9:51 a.m.
Sale of North Las Vegas land owned by school district advances
Retail development continues to be a hot ticket in North Las Vegas.
9:51 a.m.
Disney uses feng shui to build Mickey's kingdom in Hong Kong
HONG KONG -- When Disney began designing its newest kingdom in Hong Kong, planners decided Mickey's magic wasn't enough for success. The park needed an extra boost from "feng shui."
9:50 a.m.
Four-year deal for firefighters approved
The City Council voted 6-0 on Wednesday to approve the contract. There was no public discussion of the matter.
9:50 a.m.
UNLV's Guice quickly gets over Division I growing pains
It didn't take UNLV cornerback John Guice long to find out that having a big reputation in junior college doesn't mean much when you move on to Division I-A football.
9:50 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 8, 2005
A Los Angeles group declared its intention Wednesday to bid for the 2016 Olympics, but the future of a potential New York bid remained far from clear two months after the city's failed attempt to ...
9:49 a.m.
Names in the game for September 8, 2005
Former Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach has been hospitalized in Washington, the Boston Globe reported.
9:47 a.m.
10,000 Katrina-related jobless claims filed last week
The Labor Department said today that the 10,000 figure was an estimate of the number of disaster-related claims based on spot checks with claims offices in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and neighboring states such as Texas ...
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: De La Hoya: Barrera one of Mexico's greatest
The unofficial title of the greatest Mexican-born fighter in boxing history is usually awarded to Julio Cesar Chavez, who has transcended the sport and achieved the status of a national folk hero.
9:44 a.m.
Board grants licenses to 7 Canadian pharmacies
RENO -- After getting repeated assurances that consumers would be safe, the state Pharmacy Board on Wednesday took a long step forward toward allowing Nevadans to purchase cheaper prescription drugs from Canada.
9:43 a.m.
Life Sciences listing postponed amid protests
Life Sciences Research Inc., the parent of Huntingdon Life Sciences Plc, was scheduled to begin trading at the Big Board Wednesday. The company's chief financial officer went to the exchange to observe the new listing ...
9:43 a.m.
LV councilman, Nevada state senator aid hurricane victims on Gulf Coast
Las Vegas Councilman Lawrence Weekly and state Sen. Steven Horsford spent the Labor Day weekend giving what help they could to the victims of Hurricane Katrina while volunteering along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.
9:42 a.m.
Location of French Lick casino remains worry as work begins
9:42 a.m.
Interest groups fork over $8.8 million on lobbying
Gambling interests alone spent more than $949,000, according to a report released Tuesday by the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board.
9:41 a.m.
Judge allows state to intervene in casino lawsuit
U.S. Magistrate Thomas Thalken granted the request from Attorney General Jon Bruning's office on Tuesday.
9:41 a.m.
Charitable gambling declines
Revenue has steadily dropped since the high in 1994 for the industry that includes keno, bingo, pickle cards and local lotteries and raffles.
9:40 a.m.
Sundevils' season off to rocky start
Eldorado's 0-2 record to start 2005 is well deserving of an asterisk -- or three.
9:40 a.m.
Dog track seeks to overturn gaming compacts
Attorney Stephen Morgan, representing Dairyland Greyhound Park, said a 1993 amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution voters approved outlawed casino-style gambling in the state and required the governor to terminate gaming compacts with the tribes.
9:40 a.m.
Reid asked justice not to retire yet
WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist this summer had confided in an unlikely friend -- Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid -- that he would remain on the bench, even as the Republican-appointee kept ...
9:39 a.m.
Jury: Stewart must return cash to Rio
A federal jury decided Wednesday that rock star Rod Stewart should pay the Rio $2 million plus interest for a canceled show in December 2000.
9:39 a.m.
Pinnacle breaks ground on casino in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS -- The mood at Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. is hardly festive given damage to its Gulf Coast casinos. Still, Pinnacle broke ground Wednesday for a new $400 million gambling complex in downtown St. Louis.
9:39 a.m.
Goodman issues warning to City Council staffers
Some of the powerbrokers at Las Vegas City Hall appear to be having trouble getting along.
9:38 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:35 a.m.
Preps: Wednesday's results
Western 3, Eldorado 2: G: Edgar Guadardo (ELDO) 2, Ruben Geronimo (WEST), Pablo Omaya (WEST), Juan Batista (WEST).
9:33 a.m.
No telling when Superdome will be ready for Saints' return
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Superdome became a symbol of relief efforts gone wrong, a scene of heartbreaking misery for thousands.
9:31 a.m.
Letter: Victims should be compensated
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Prayer is better than bickering
When tragedy strikes this nation, where is there time for bickering and bad mouthing such as rapper Kanye West has done on national television? West boldly asserted "George W. Bush does not care about black ...
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Lack of planning is appalling
Our government officials' failure to adequately plan for a disaster in the areas they knew were going to be severely affected by the hurricane is inexcusable, at best.
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Oil industry is taking advantage
In Katrina's aftermath, all oil companies raised the price on gasoline, home heating oil and other petroleum products to record levels. The event has been reported, but not with the shame and disgust that was ...
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Bush could open ranch to victims
I also wonder if the average middle-class citizen thinks as I do, that if this hurricane was headed for Florida, it wouldn't have taken this long for help to arrive.
9:11 a.m.
Letter: No match for force of nature
Certainly more federal and state money could have gone into strengthening the levees to withstand a Category 5 storm. Certainly the Barrier Islands could have been fortified. Certainly structures in the path of this storm ...
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Lagging response, selfish policies a national disgrace
How is it possible, four years after 9/11, that this administration was so ill prepared to handle a national emergency? Where was the Army and National Guard? The administration has left the homeland lacking in ...
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: FEMA head should resign
Because Katrina's fatal force was demonstrated Aug. 25 as it swept across Florida and gained awesome strength over the Gulf of Mexico, because it was known as early as Aug. 26 that vulnerable New Orleans ...
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Candidate's oil spill
Beers' plan isn't getting an enthusiastic response from Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, and Assembly Majority Leader Barbara Buckley, D-Las Vegas. Raggio told Sun reporter Cy Ryan that it first must be determined whether ...
9:07 a.m.
Valley anticipates spread of health crisis
The Las Vegas Valley will inherit a growing share of the widespread public health crisis caused by Hurricane Katrina as hundreds of hurricane survivors and rescue workers from the Gulf Coast begin pouring into the ...
8:50 a.m.
Good Woman: Laura Goodman's work a reflection of her colorful personality
Fried chicken? She wouldn't have it. Goodman, who died last year at 93, ate salads, fresh chicken breasts, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. She demanded variety and insisted that others looked at their own eating ...
8:28 a.m.
Pentagon hosts 9/11 tours
The Pentagon Memorial site and the America's Heroes Memorial located inside the building will be opened to the public for the first time since the events of Sept. 11, 2001, on Saturday, from 10 a.m. ...
8:20 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Charity more powerful than blame
Politicians who failed to act and people who think they live in safer places blame New Orleans' poor for not getting out, and for living below sea level in the first place.
8:18 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 8, 2005
UNLV's Division of Educational Outreach will present its inaugural Senior Lifelong Learning Fair from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at UNLV's Paradise campus, 851 E. Tropicana Ave.
8:18 a.m.
People in need can find HELP
During Thanksgiving last year, 3,109 families received food, and the holiday gifts program provided gifts and toys to 10,475 children. Rental Assistance was provided to 437 clients and 687 received utility assistance.
8:17 a.m.

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