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Archive for September 16, 2005

Applicants for School Board
The applicants are:
11:26 a.m.
Center's demolition delayed
Mark Makinson of Jaynes Corp., the general contractor, said today his company is seeking a new demolition firm and expects to begin work in about a week.
11:25 a.m.
Nevada jobless rate drops
CARSON CITY -- Unemployment in Nevada fell slightly in August and 4,000 new jobs were created during the month, signaling the continuing effect of the state's strong economy.
11:22 a.m.
Police investigate apparent murder-suicide
A 25-year-old man shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend before turning the gun on himself at an apartment complex on the 7000 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard this morning, police said.
11:21 a.m.
Nevada remains world's third-largest gold producer
The Nevada Mining Association released its annual report today showing the state remains the world's third-largest producer of gold behind South Africa and Australia. Nevada accounted for 8.7 percent of the world's total gold production.
11:21 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Sept. 16, 2005
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- About 70 percent of the historic buildings at the former Bethlehem Steel site would be preserved under a plan being put forward by developers.
11:21 a.m.
Legislation to outlaw online gambling suffers setback
WASHINGTON -- A senator who has long led a charge to outlaw Internet gambling has suffered another defeat -- for now.
11:21 a.m.
With merchandise, coroner's office capitalizes on popularity of forensics
The black canvas tote bag that Clark County Assistant Coroner John Fudenberg uses as a carry-on when he flies often attracts attention -- it's emblazoned with the coroner's office signature "flatline" logo.
11:18 a.m.
Jackpot strikes a second time for man, 92
Apparently lightning does strike twice.
11:17 a.m.
Harter sets $500 million goal
You might call it a $500 million celebration.
11:15 a.m.
Relocated family worries about relatives left behind
Six of Wylita Guichard's relatives are gathered at her home Thursday, occupying every available seat in its spacious family room, but the place has never felt so empty.
11:14 a.m.
Mountain fire may move toward homes
Firefighters were worried that gusty winds expected this afternoon could push a wildfire toward 100 homes in the rural community of Mountain Springs, about 31 miles southwest of Las Vegas.
11:13 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Sign flap at county building
But that's exactly what he did last month when he had signs posted around his county government building warning that the facility was "protected by audio and visual recording equipment."
11:12 a.m.
Former Venetian exec takes post at N.M. resort
Brian Parrish, who in July was appointed acting chief operating officer of the casino and ski resort in south central New Mexico's Sacramento Mountains, was appointed the permanent COO on Thursday.
11:11 a.m.
Companies not fearful of product knock-offs
Chief executives of three gaming equipment manufacturers say they aren't worried that their products will be copied or reverse engineered when they're introduced in Asian venues.
11:10 a.m.
Experts: Gaming growth good bet
New gaming jurisdictions are emerging around the world, from Florida's racinos to the United Kingdom's cyberspace domain.
11:09 a.m.
Fugitive suspect in area robberies
The fugitive who escaped from a northern Nevada prison last month now is suspected to have committed two "polite" armed robberies and one home invasion in Southern Nevada while on the lam.
11:08 a.m.
Boardwalk closing to clear way for CityCenter
Without revealing a specific date, MGM Mirage expects to close its aging Boardwalk hotel and casino within a year to make way for Project CityCenter, the company's $5 billion casino resort, hotel and condominium complex ...
11:07 a.m.
Newspaper denied bid for records of dead girl
Clark County District Judge Stewart Bell this morning rejected a request from the Las Vegas Sun for access to the social service records of a 2-year-old Las Vegas girl who died in June of malnourishment ...
11:07 a.m.
Perkins disputes claim he disrupted hospital
Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins says the allegation that he endangered patients at Desert Springs Hospital on Thursday while supporting nurses in a labor dispute with the facility is "ludicrous."
10:58 a.m.
NRC is told quality comes first on Yucca Mountain work
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department is now more focused on the quality of its Yucca Mountain work than on meeting a specific schedule, department officials told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thursday.
10:49 a.m.
Columnist Nick Christensen: Biggest non-league week of season upon us
This space has often lauded the schedule-making gnomes for the non-league football games this year, with no week better than this one, as four of the city's top five teams will play each other.
10:33 a.m.
Sports briefs for September 16, 2005
At Farmington, Pa., one of Shaun Micheel's best rounds since he won the 2003 PGA championship suddenly became secondary in importance. He kept on playing, and mostly playing well at the 84 Lumber Classic, but ...
10:28 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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9:53 a.m.
Wynn cuts borrowing cost of Macau casino project
Wynn Resorts Ltd. this week cut the borrowing cost for its Macau gaming project amid bank demand for investment opportunities.
9:52 a.m.
Panel rejects tourism commission's request to fund Mexico office
CARSON CITY -- The Legislative Interim Finance Committee on Thursday rejected a request of the state Tourism Commission to use $100,000 for an office in Mexico in conjunction with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors ...
9:51 a.m.
French, U.S. companies to build nuke power plant
WASHINGTON -- A French firm with Yucca Mountain ties and a U.S. nuclear company aim to win the race to construct the first new U.S. nuclear power plant in nearly 30 years, despite the nation's ...
9:51 a.m.
Fishing report: Stripers finally turning up on top
LAKE MEAD: Anglers are finally experiencing some top water action for striped bass, otherwise there has been little change in the fishing during the past week.
9:51 a.m.
IBM to urge its workers to be teachers
International Business Machines Corp., worried the United States is losing its competitive edge, will financially back employees who want to leave the company to become math and science teachers.
9:51 a.m.
Twenty-three apply for seat on School Board
The Clark County School Board will have about two dozen candidates to consider as they prepare to choose a replacement for the District E seat, vacated in July by Denise Brodsky.
9:50 a.m.
Chain questions motives of lawsuit by labor group
After the group, the International Labor Rights Fund, filed the class-action suit in Los Angeles on behalf of employees for Wal-Mart contractors in China, Bangladesh, Nicaragua, Swaziland and Indonesia, Wal-Mart said it needed to study ...
9:50 a.m.
Brokerage drops account service fees, raises outlook
Separately, Schwab also projected its earnings for the current quarter will range between $195 million and $205 million, the second highest three-month profit in the San Francisco-based company's history.
9:49 a.m.
Agency: Bankrupt airlines must continue to pay into pensions
As long as newly bankrupt Delta and Northwest airlines continue to fly planes, they must contribute to their employees' pension funds, the director of the federal agency that protects private-sector pensions said Thursday.
9:49 a.m.
Company to cut 5,000 jobs, shut third of factories
The maker of Sharpie pens and Rubbermaid trash cans said it plans to close one-third of its 80 factories worldwide.
9:48 a.m.
Payday loan law causing confusion
Plenty of confusion exists over a new state payday loan law that is intended to help get consumers off of their debt treadmills.
9:29 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 16, 2005
Penny Beck, 38, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. She was born March 15, 1967, in Rockledge, Fla. A resident for 28 years, she was a homemaker.
9:29 a.m.
Lawyer says heist suspect's plea to depend on deal
Heather Catherine Tallchief will plead not guilty to charges related to the 1993 heist of $2.5 million in Las Vegas unless prosecutors agree to a plea bargain in the next couple of weeks, one of ...
9:28 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 16, 2005
Former Sun columnist Timothy McDarrah was arrested Tuesday in New York City and charged with trying to solicit sex from an FBI agent posing as a 13-year-old girl on the Internet.
9:28 a.m.
State lawmakers want assurances park will not be developed commercially
CARSON CITY -- Floyd Lamb State Park, a former city park turned over to the state in the 1970s, is set to be returned to the control of Las Vegas City Hall, but some state ...
9:27 a.m.
UNLV seniors driven by wall plaques
John Robinson won't be roaming the UNLV sidelines in a Battle for the Fremont Cannon contest against Nevada-Reno for the first time in seven years on Saturday night in Reno. But his legacy lives on.
9:25 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: There's more to racing than fiery wrecks
If there's one thing we've learned from the cable news business during the past decade or so it's that sex sells and frightening auto racing crashes keep us from going to the refrigerator after somebody ...
9:19 a.m.
Peden, Barrera put friendship on hold for unification bout
Robbie "The Bomber" Peden, the affable IBF super featherweight champion, was willing to touch on a number of topics in a relaxed and wide-ranging conversation Thursday.
9:16 a.m.
Work begins on $8.7 million outdoor plaza and amphitheater
Henderson has started construction on an $8.7 million outdoor plaza and amphitheater that city officials said will help attract national events and tourists to the community once it opens in May.
9:14 a.m.
Extortion conviction overturned by court
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday overturned the extortion conviction of a man who claimed he was the half-brother of Strip hotel owner Steve Wynn and was entitled to millions of dollars.
9:14 a.m.
Death penalty upheld for killer of woman, her son
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the death penalty for Timmy "T.J." Weber, who was convicted of the April 2002 slayings of his live-in girlfriend and her 15-year-old son in Las ...
9:14 a.m.
Letter: Alibis, excuses keep on coming
DAVID SULLIVAN
8:56 a.m.
Letter: Bush lacks logic and compassion
The comment about "liberals and their cohorts" resisting drilling for oil in the Alaskan wilderness reflects the indifference -- or is it ignorance -- of those who simply discount fossil fuels as a finite entity. ...
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Instead of exchanging gifts, send donations
We have decided that the adult members of our families will not exchange gifts this Christmas. Instead, in the early Christmas spirit, we will all dig deep in our pockets to make generous gifts to ...
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Questions on oversight
USGS officials have told aides to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., that no clear reason for the cuts was offered by the Energy Department. Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., said the cuts give the Energy ...
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: Misplaced priorities
The Times' interest in the issue began in March when a college student in Minnesota died. His pacemaker was flawed, the paper reported, and the manufacturer afterward issued a recall. The Times reported that the ...
8:54 a.m.
Children are happily reading in Stine's time
With all the electronic distractions at their disposal, it's easy to assume kids today aren't reading.
8:29 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 16, 2005
The Las Vegas Golf Classic on Monday will help raise funds for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Entertainment takes stage at Gaming Expo
Usually the keynote session (which was held Tuesday) focuses on a variety of gaming issues, but this year the topic was entertainment.
8:27 a.m.
After revamp, Luxor is still 'Fantasy' land
With MGM's emphasis on appealing to younger audiences, veteran producer Anita Mann was given the challenge of revamping a production that, in my estimation, didn't need revamping.
8:24 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: New steakhouse BOA is to cheer for
After undergoing a a series of treatments, including a form of petrification, the driftwood became the elegant trees throughout the dining room. The result is stunning.
8:18 a.m.
Boards' new CD is child's play
The past few weeks have been a confusing time for fans of Boards of Canada.
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Indie practitioners Interpol happy to play in the dark
It's just indie-rock band Interpol, enjoying Las Vegas the only way its four members know how, in the same dark jackets and ties they wear while onstage.
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Something for everyone at the Freakin' Frog
"Rarely do we close before 3 a.m.," said Adam Carmer, who started the small club in a strip mall across the street from UNLV about two years ago.
8:16 a.m.

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