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Archive for September 15, 2005

Pot plants could cause loss of $400,000 house
Boulder City's attempt to seize the $400,000 home of a woman convicted of misdemeanor drug possession after police found six marijuana plants there has sparked debate in the community over personal property rights versus a ...
11:28 a.m.
State prisons director Crawford steps down
CARSON CITY -- An audit of the program on the early release of state prison inmates said there were problems with the program for state prisoners and there were no documents in most of the ...
11:27 a.m.
After 12 years, fugitive surrenders in LV
Heather Catherine Tallchief, a fugitive in a $3.1 million Las Vegas Strip casino armored truck heist, surrendered to federal authorities today in Las Vegas.
11:27 a.m.
Westward Ho to close
The Westward Ho hotel and casino will close Nov. 17 and is in the process of being sold, a company official said Wednesday.
11:24 a.m.
Study: Security lacking at Test Site
WASHINGTON -- Security is lacking at the nation's nuclear weapons sites, including the Nevada Test Site, according to a recent report, but government officials say many improvements already have been made since the inspections that ...
11:22 a.m.
Rhodes sues to overturn law on density
Developer Jim Rhodes sued Wednesday to overturn a state law that would ban high-density zoning in an privately held enclave surrounded on three sides by the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
11:22 a.m.
Hurricane victims overload Fertitta center
After spreading the word for more than a week that Gulf Coast victims arriving in the valley should seek help at the Fertitta Community Assistance Center at Catholic Charities, the county is now saying that ...
11:22 a.m.
Nevada Guardsmen back from New Orleans duty
Weary Nevada National Guardsmen came home Wednesday night from the steamy stench of New Orleans into a dry armory where their excited loved ones waited to take them home.
11:19 a.m.
Expert: Las Vegas firms have edge in Singapore market
An Asian casino expert says the four Las Vegas-based resort companies looking to build an integrated resort at Singapore's Marina Bay area have the inside track among 12 companies that have made the "short list" ...
11:18 a.m.
66,000 more seniors to get rebate
CARSON CITY -- An estimated 66,000 more senior citizens will now qualify for the $75 tax rebate mandated by the Legislature this year to give back to the people $300 million of a tax surplus.
11:18 a.m.
County files suit over detention center billing
The complaint accuses the contractor, AF Construction Company Inc., of presenting false claims to the county, county spokesman Erik Pappa said. County officials have also blamed the embattled contractor for a string of construction delays ...
11:16 a.m.
Worker on U.S. 95 project injured
A construction worker was taken to University Medical Center on Wednesday morning after a heavy-duty pipe rolled over his leg, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue personnel said.
11:15 a.m.
Porter committee gets 4,980 more pages in probe
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department delivered an additional 4,980 pages to Rep. Jon Porter's subcommittee Wednesday, to fulfill requirements of a subpoena related to Porter's investigation into possible falsified documents at the Yucca Mountain project.
11:14 a.m.
Reid presses Congress for immigration reform
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid today urged Congress to press for immigration reform this year, citing Hurricane Katrina as the latest, high-profile illustration of the need to help Hispanic immigrants who are "living ...
11:14 a.m.
Nellis exercises test nuclear defenses
The scenario: An Air Force plane carrying seven airmen and two nuclear weapons crashes at Nellis Air Force Base, exploding on impact.
11:13 a.m.
Public relations a challenge for casinos, say top bosses
The American Gaming Association, a federal lobbying group that has historically avoided public relations campaigns, said it is working on an education campaign that aims to convince civic leaders in some states that casinos have ...
11:07 a.m.
Dining to be bigger draw, say chefs
Fine dining, the new profit center in the casino environment, is only going to get bigger in the years ahead as celebrity chefs develop more restaurants and new stars emerge, an industry expert says.
11:07 a.m.
High School Football Standings
Receiving
10:11 a.m.
Lawyers argue over Goodman ethics ruling
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman's appeal of a state Ethics Commission decision is heating up with dueling legal briefings from lawyers representing the state on one side and Goodman on the other.
10:07 a.m.
County files suit over project billing
The complaint accuses the contractor, AF Construction Company Inc., of presenting false claims to the county, county spokesman Erik Pappa said.
10:07 a.m.
Trump trumped in casino property auction
This was one deal The Donald could not make.
10:02 a.m.
Insiders wonder if gaming commission needed
By Lawrence Messina and Vicki Smith ASSOCIATED PRESS
10:01 a.m.
School districts' access to criminal records bolstered
WASHINGTON -- School districts will have better access to criminal records for teacher background checks, and the federal government may mirror a Nevada law on sex offender registration based on provisions offered by Nevada's members ...
10:00 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 15, 2005
Nevada is now qualified to be reimbursed by the federal government for its efforts in helping victims of Hurricane Katrina.
9:59 a.m.
Mayor: Katrina is wake-up call to Las Vegas Valley
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said on Wednesday that the finger-pointing seen among local, state and federal officials struggling to coordinate an efficient response to Hurricane Katrina should serve as a wake-up call to the ...
9:58 a.m.
Eastern Shoshone want own casino, ask to begin talks
Last month, Gov. Dave Freudenthal asked the Fremont County Commission to participate in discussions with the tribe, which announced in July that it wanted to open a casino.
9:58 a.m.
St. Pe says casino execs confident about rebuilding
In a telephone interview Wednesday, St. Pe told the Associated Press that the executives he's spoken to this week in Las Vegas want Mississippi to change its laws to allow casinos to be built on ...
9:57 a.m.
Appeals court rules in favor of Narragansetts in land dispute
The Narragansetts asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to put the 31-acre parcel into a trust after the state stalled their plans to put housing there. The bureau approved the Narragansetts' application in 1998.
9:56 a.m.
Horse industry may support gambling proposal
A statement from the Kentucky Equine Education Project announcing a press conference for that day said it would present a "bold legislative initiative aimed at increasing the state's revenue for critical services without a broad-based ...
9:56 a.m.
Company raises $4.18 billion in stock sale to fuel growth
Google sold 14.2 million shares at $295 each, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said today in a statement. The follow-on offering, the biggest in at least 10 years, is more than double the size of ...
9:55 a.m.
Chickasaw woman pleads guilty to embezzlement
Therese Brown, 53, entered the plea Tuesday. According to the indictment, Brown embezzled $1,678,269 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the care of the Chickasaw Housing Authority. Investigators have said she ...
9:51 a.m.
Ensign urges better pet rescue effort
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., is urging President Bush to appoint a specific point man to coordinate an immediate effort to rescue pets abandoned by victims fleeing Hurricane Katrina.
9:49 a.m.
Consumer prices, jobless claims rise after Katrina
Americans paid 0.5 percent more for goods and services last month, the Labor Department said today. Energy prices rose the most in two years, partly because Katrina shut down refineries and drilling along the Gulf ...
9:48 a.m.
Board OKs schools' degree development
The Nevada State Board of Nursing on Wednesday granted Apollo College, based in Phoenix, and American Scientific Institute, based in Los Angeles, the board's approval to continue developing their nursing degree programs.
9:48 a.m.
Bankrupt airlines have Las Vegas presence
Delta, the nation's No. 3 commercial air carrier, has the fifth highest market share at McCarran International Airport, providing 5.5 percent of the 77,406 seats that come into the market every day.
9:47 a.m.
Nurses pulled off job for wearing union pins
Seven Desert Springs Hospital registered nurses were sent home from work Wednesday after they refused to take off pro-union pins.
9:47 a.m.
Reid challenges Bush to improve disaster response
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid goaded President Bush to launch a "major presidential initiative" to bolster a national strategy for responding to terrorist attacks.
9:34 a.m.
NRC: Casks would survive big blaze
WASHINGTON -- Transportation casks carrying used nuclear fuel would survive a fire similar to one in a Baltimore train tunnel four years ago, according to additional analysis by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that is to ...
9:33 a.m.
Hard feelings kept quiet for reunion of Jordan, Wildcats
Las Vegas at Shadow Ridge
9:26 a.m.
Humbled powerhouses square off
Palo Verde vs. Bishop Gorman
9:25 a.m.
Federal court orders trial in case of state worker's harassment claim
CARSON CITY -- A federal appeals court Wednesday ordered a trial on a complaint by a state Transportation Department worker who said she was subjected to a hostile work environment by a male supervisor, who ...
9:22 a.m.
NLV Police cite 98 during safety sting
The traffic stops are aimed at increasing pedestrian safety.
9:20 a.m.
UNR players take offense at Sanford's comments
UNLV head coach Mike Sanford fired the first shot in this week's Battle for the Fremont Cannon when he said the Rebels will refer to in-state rival Nevada-Reno only as "the team up north."
9:14 a.m.
Letter: Bush mistaken on many fronts
I must believe that after almost five years of his presidential administration that even he would know by now that he just can't handle the job. His negligence may very well cause another major catastrophe.
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Property tax crisis replicates
Your editorial regarding the property tax petition authored by Assemblywoman Sharron Angle will not deter one property owner from signing the initiative. The last words of the editorial refer to "times of crisis." I suggest ...
9:12 a.m.
Editorial: A shared sacrifice?
There are about two dozen different tax-break extensions in the package under consideration, and some of them are worthy of passage, such as making permanent the tax deduction that teachers can claim for out-of-pocket classroom ...
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Share in cost of river study
The budget for the study is $450,000. On Tuesday Nevada's Colorado River Commission unanimously tabled a request from the research council to contribute $30,000. The commission's seven members negotiate when necessary with the six other ...
9:09 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 15, 2005
The UNLV Dental School has teamed up with local oral health associations for the 1-Day Dental Program, a volunteer effort that provides cost-free care to Southern Nevada residents in need.
8:59 a.m.
State Route 159 users at impasse
A community meeting on safety issues for the road threading the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area demonstrated the sometimes diametrically opposed views of some of the most frequent users of the highway, while presenting ...
8:59 a.m.
Prep results
Coronado def. Green Valley 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21: CORO: Sloane Williams 21k, 4b; Amanda Smith 12k, 4b; Lauren Dickover 45as. GV: Lisa Pappas 9k, 3ac; Tess Johnson 8k, 3ac; Kaui Piena 26as, 3 ac.
8:46 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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8:45 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Barrera weighs in on Morales' defeat
Their three memorable fights were marked as much by personal animosity as by furious action in the ring.
8:22 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 15, 2005
Robert Eugene Bedwell, 64, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 30, 1941, in Kansas. A resident for eight years, he was employed in the computer science industry, and he ...
8:10 a.m.

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