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Archive for September 12, 2005

Victims find refuge in Vegas relatives' home
Two weeks ago Kim and Jesse Sherrod were living alone in their northwest Las Vegas home, keeping a frantic eye on weather reports as Hurricane Katrina made landfall in their hometown of New Orleans.
11:04 a.m.
Man who left toddler in hot car won't face charges
A man who left his 18-month-old daughter in the family's hot car will not be prosecuted, District Attorney David Roger said.
11:04 a.m.
Victims not coming to LV anytime soon
They're not coming.
11:03 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 12, 2005
A 39-year-old man was struck by a car when he got out of his vehicle to assist a motorist who was involved in an unrelated collision, police said.
11:00 a.m.
Bikeway through Red Rock Canyon studied
Local and state officials are asking whether building a dedicated bikeway on State Route 159 would make the highway through Red Rock Canyon safer for bicyclists.
10:58 a.m.
Nuclear transport to Utah may face problems
WASHINGTON -- Moving nuclear waste to the planned interim storage site in Utah will face the same challenges as moving waste to Nevada's Yucca Mountain.
10:56 a.m.
Las Vegas opens newest, largest park to public
Las Vegas' newest and largest city park is already open to the public even though the formal grand openings for the tennis complex and the soccer fields have yet to occur.
10:55 a.m.
Academic medical center questions await
Do you buy it or grow it?
10:54 a.m.
Man dies in boat accident at Lake Mohave
A California man died in a boat accident at Lake Mohave on Saturday, and a 28-year-old Los Angeles woman was rescued from Lake Mead later that same day, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.
10:53 a.m.
Showing off: Expo fills many roles for gaming industry
Starting today, thousands of casino operators and vendors will descend on the world's gambling capital for Global Gaming Expo, the industry's largest trade show.
10:47 a.m.
Commerce secretary urges investment in hurricane areas
In a speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Gutierrez said businesses should look at the region as an economic opportunity.
10:45 a.m.
Dazed survivors left jobless by hurricane ponder their future
BILOXI, Miss. -- For the first few days, they wandered dazed and disbelieving through their flattened or flooded homes, wondering where they would get their next meal or a drink of clean water. Then the ...
10:44 a.m.
Dawn Gibbons describes hectic scene as volunteer in Houston
WASHINGTON -- Likely congressional candidate Dawn Gibbons has swapped the topsy-turvy world of political campaigns for the maddening chaos of life after Hurricane Katrina.
10:36 a.m.
Preps: Weekend Scoreboard
Next Week: vs. No. 7 Las Vegas (2-1)
9:52 a.m.
Ball bounces away from Mustangs
When Shadow Ridge brought in defending Colorado champion J.K. Mullen last Friday, Nevada's top-ranked team was looking for an early-season gauge against championship-caliber competition.
9:50 a.m.
Court ruling unlikely to affect planning decisions
A state Supreme Court ruling last month that nullified a Clark County ordinance requiring a two-thirds majority vote for all changes to its master plan appears to have had no effect on hundreds of decisions, ...
9:40 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 12, 2005
Kermit Lee Knox, 57, of Louisiana died Sept. 3. He was born Jan. 1, 1948, in Louisiana. A former Las Vegas resident for 42 years, he was a truck driver.
9:39 a.m.
Metro studies how officer's car was stolen
Metro Police supervisors are reviewing how an officer handled the arrest of a burglary suspect who was able to steal the officer's vehicle patrol and lead police on a chase Wednesday, damaging several other patrol ...
9:37 a.m.
France, longtime dancer, producer, dies
Penny France had a desire to be more than just a pretty face on a statuesque showgirl's body.
9:36 a.m.
91-year old, grandson slain
Family friends checking on the woman discovered the bodies about 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, police said, inside the home in the 3900 block of East Stewart Avenue near Pecos Road.
9:35 a.m.
Court extends privacy rights on searches
CARSON CITY -- A federal appeals court has ruled that the constitutional right to privacy extends to people awaiting trial on criminal charges, even if they agree to random drug testing and searches of their ...
9:35 a.m.
Video poker boom is bittersweet for W.Va.
By Lawrence Messina and Vicki Smith ASSOCIATED PRESS
9:27 a.m.
Funding for tribal-casino security falls through
But it's still possible the money could be approved next year in time for it to be distributed to local cities and the county for use in the 2006-07 fiscal year, which begins on July ...
9:26 a.m.
Omaha politician pleads guilty to trespassing at casino
Brenda Council, who twice ran for mayor in the 1990s, had signed a pledge generally used by people who want to stop themselves from gambling.
9:25 a.m.
Commissioners recommend shutting down racetrack
Commissioners voted late Thursday after more than 15 meetings over the last several months. The final decision will be made by the City Council.
9:24 a.m.
Crude slips below $64 a barrel as relief effort picks up
"News coming in over the weekend that some production facilities might take longer to recover than originally expected is lending a slight bullish tone to the market, but this may disappear during the day," said ...
9:23 a.m.
County braces for arrival of victims
Clark County braced for the arrival today of up to 500 hurricane victims by preparing a recreation center to provide a variety of social services, but the planes might not be coming just yet.
9:23 a.m.
$3.6 million sought in Katrina aid effort
CARSON CITY -- The state Division of Emergency Management is seeking $3.6 million in an emergency loan to pay for the costs of sending police, National Guardsmen and other emergency personnel and equipment to Louisiana ...
9:22 a.m.
Report: The rich get richer as others lose out
Millionaires are getting richer while the assets of people with less money are declining, according to a report published today by Boston Consulting Group Inc.
9:22 a.m.
Striking mechanics walk away from talks
Union officials said they had agreed to the airline's demand for wage concessions and layoffs, but could not agree on severance packages and work rules, so they abandoned efforts to negotiate a proposal that they ...
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Ralph was here: A fond farewell to readers
I knew this day would come -- someday. I just didn't think it would come this way.
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Intelligent design is a setback to modern thinking
Likewise, the debate concerning evolution comes under the same scientific scrutiny. Evolution, like gravity, is a fact. There is no dispute that modern animals and plants have evolved from animals and plants eons ago. How ...
9:09 a.m.
Sports briefs for Sept. 12, 2005
UNLV's freshman midfielder Lamar Neagle scored the golden goal just after the start of the second overtime to give the Rebels a 2-1 upset victory against Northwestern on the second day of the UNLV Adidas ...
9:08 a.m.
Names in the game for Sept. 12, 2005
NFL Hall of Famer Larry Csonka was among six people plucked by helicopter from a stranded boat during a harrowing rescue in the Bering Sea, a newspaper reported Sunday.
9:08 a.m.
Letter: What to expect if nuke dump leaks
PHYLLIS ROSENBERG
9:03 a.m.
Letter: Real science, facts are needed
The leaders in the future will need a firm grasp of scientific reality and participation in religion will remain optional. Forcing religious dogma such as intelligent design into the science classroom is a colossal mistake. ...
9:03 a.m.
Preps: This week's schedule
Girls' Volleyball
9:01 a.m.
Editorial: Crime and punishment
The reason that minor offenders continually get off with no more than a fine is because the Clark County Detention Center, built to house 2,860 inmates, is perpetually overcrowded. There is no money in the ...
9:01 a.m.
Editorial: A failure in oversight
The auditors sampled 61 cases and reviewed whether the officers had performed six essential duties in monitoring criminals on parole or probation. For example, the audit found in 41 percent of the cases that probation ...
9:00 a.m.
Aguayo comes through in the clutch
It's kind of an unwritten rule in football to not talk to a placekicker before he attempts a game-winning kick.
8:59 a.m.
Calcavecchia keeps calm long enough for victory in Canada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Mark Calcavecchia's putter gives him the shakes, but he proved at the Canadian Open that he's still got a lot of game in his bag.
8:56 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Rebels taking one step at a time
I've been saying all along -- well, more like one time in print -- that the key to baby-step success in UNLV's first season under coach Mike Sanford is to win the three or four ...
8:55 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: We're on wrong path to safety
Ditto for Ted Abrahams and Timothy Poore.
8:52 a.m.
Rumblin' In: Motorcycle enthusiasts roar into town for LV BikeFest
Big tires. Big pipes. Big motors. And big prices.
8:51 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 12, 2005
Southern Nevada Area Health Education, a community-based, nonprofit organization, is asking health care professionals who are interested in volunteering within the state of Louisiana to contact Southern Nevada AHEC at 318-8452, ext. 257.
8:48 a.m.
San Gennaro Feast to run this week
The event will include entertainment, food, music, games and carnival rides.
8:48 a.m.

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