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Archive for September 26, 2005

Douglas County considers raising airport weight limits
Voter approval of a 2006 ballot measure raising the limits could be critical to securing federal grants that provide about 95 percent of the airport's funding, County Commissioner Jim Baushke said.
12:41 p.m.
17 options for Medicare drug plans approved
Aetna Life Insurance Co., Anthem Insurance Co., Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., Coventry Health and Life Insurance Co., Humana Insurance Co., Marquette National Life Insurance Co., Medco Containment Life Insurance Co., MemberHealth, PacifiCare Life and ...
11:10 a.m.
Announcement of casino guidelines is delayed
The city-state, which is allocating two sites for the casino-resorts, said the first guidelines for bidding for a downtown bayfront site will be delayed until the end of November, and rules for the location at ...
11:10 a.m.
Casino company, Clear Channel team up on Singapore project
Clear Channel produces a range of theater productions including "The Lion King," "Hairspray," "Chicago" and "The Producers" as well as musical acts such as Madonna, U2, Sting and the Rolling Stones. Clear Channel also offers ...
11:09 a.m.
Rita casino damage less than feared
Reports from some casino companies today indicate that Louisiana casinos sustained relatively modest damage from Hurricane Rita, which touched down just east of the Texas-Louisiana border early Saturday.
11:08 a.m.
Nevada seniors to have choice of Medicare drug providers
CARSON CITY -- An estimated 292,000 Nevada senior citizens will have a wide variety of companies from which to choose for their new Medicare prescription drug plan.
10:58 a.m.
Reid puts his assets in blind trust
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is putting his financial assets in a blind trust to try to avoid any ethics questions, a spokeswoman said today.
10:58 a.m.
Footage from show on Vegas to enrich UNLV archives
UNLV library's Special Collections department will be inheriting hundreds of hours of raw footage and interviews from the making of an upcoming PBS "American Experience" documentary on Las Vegas, officials said.
10:07 a.m.
White Pine County's financial condition worsens
CARSON CITY -- White Pine County may have to close its senior citizens center and sell its golf course because of its deteriorating financial condition.
10:07 a.m.
Truck carrying turkeys involved in crash with car
The accident took place at a little after 3 a.m., Trooper Kevin Honea said.
10:06 a.m.
Psych testing ordered for crash suspect
The California man who allegedly told police that he ran over a crowd of people on a Strip sidewalk last week because he thought they were armed and angry demons, this morning was ordered to ...
10:06 a.m.
Methods discussed to regulate regents who receive favors
Chancellor Jim Rogers and some regents are looking into whether there needs to be a codified way for college presidents to tattle on regents who try to unduly influence them.
10:05 a.m.
Sandoval to go before Senate Judiciary panel
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Brian Sandoval is scheduled to appear at a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday as the panel considers his nomination to be a U.S. District Court judge in Nevada. ...
10:05 a.m.
Water agency chiefs call for research, communication
Managers of Western water agencies and climate scientists capped a two-day conference in Las Vegas with a call for more research and better communication.
10:04 a.m.
First atheists' lobbyist has Nevada political roots
WASHINGTON -- The career of the first lobbyist to represent atheists on Capitol Hill -- Las Vegan Lori Lipman Brown -- was forged in the political fires of Nevada.
10:03 a.m.
CCSN faculty raises OK'd
A small part of the $1.6 million pool over the biennium will also go to raise nursing professor salaries at the college to help meet a severe staff shortage there, CCSN President Richard Carpenter said. ...
10:02 a.m.
Health officials innoculate 166 against hepatitis A
Clark County health officials over the weekend gave shots to 166 people to protect them against hepatitis A, but they are still hoping to reach the rest of the approximately 1,000 people they believe were ...
10:01 a.m.
Swimmer dies in triathlon at Mead
A 37-year-old Las Vegas restaurant owner swimming in the Mountain Man Triathlon on Sunday died after he apparently suffered seizures, the National Park Service said.
10:00 a.m.
Centenarians share secrets of longevity
Nancy Harris was born into a country of just over 70 million people living in 45 recently reunited states.
9:59 a.m.
One killed, five injured in weekend accidents
Another man was also found dead on Saturday morning on a road near a bicycle. Metro Police homicide detectives are investigating the incident.
9:59 a.m.
Rebels say they'll bounce back
LOGAN, Utah -- After they lost a very winnable game for the second consecutive week to a WAC bottom-feeder, this time a 31-24 loss to Utah State, it might seem easy to write off the ...
9:58 a.m.
Bodine knows the fastest way around LVMS circuit
It's easy to understand why Todd Bodine loves racing in Las Vegas.
9:57 a.m.
17 options for Medicare drug plans are approved
Two of the plans offer monthly premiums of less than $20 while others offer higher monthly premiums, but additional services or more variety in their drug coverage.
9:57 a.m.
West's natural resources industries are booming again
PARACHUTE, Colo. -- John Loschke climbs out of his truck in the cramped parking lot outside the Outlaws restaurant and surveys the collection of cars, trucks and RVs.
9:56 a.m.
Romney denies that his position on gaming politically motivated
BOSTON -- The gambling debate is scheduled to return to Beacon Hill this fall, but this time around, Gov. Mitt Romney is clear where he stands: He is opposed to expanding it in Massachusetts.
9:56 a.m.
Land-based casinos are no sure thing
Mississippi lawmakers return to the Capitol Tuesday to handle Hurricane Katrina recovery issues, and Gov. Haley Barbour says he wants a short and easy special session.
9:56 a.m.
Many fear rebuilding could ruin charm of coastline
JACKSON, Miss. -- As Mississippi recovers from Hurricane Katrina's destruction, many fear the development to come could erase the charm and diversity of the state's eclectic Gulf Coast communities.
9:54 a.m.
Tribe's casino plans delayed
The Quechan tribe wants to build a two-story casino, a six-story hotel and other facilities off Interstate 8 just west of the Arizona-California line.
9:53 a.m.
Card games trump gambling machines in state revenue
Card games have produced $3.8 million in revenue for the state, compared to $697,000 from Class III electronic games, state records show.
9:53 a.m.
Ex-track owner applies to build Raton horsetrack
Eric Culver and his partners -- the Horse Racing at Raton Limited Partnership -- want live horse racing in Raton by the summer of 2007. The track would be the state's sixth.
9:52 a.m.
Majestic Star won't operate Orange County casino
"The citizens of Orange County should rest assured that we do not view this as anything that will adversely affect operation or timing" of the project, said Ernest Yelton, executive director of the Indiana Gaming ...
9:52 a.m.
Key features of bankruptcy law
WASHINGTON -- The most sweeping rewrite of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in a quarter century, making it harder for debtors to erase credit card and other obligations in court proceedings, goes into effect Oct. 17. ...
9:51 a.m.
Sports briefs for Sept. 26, 2005
The last time Wladimir Klitschko fought Chris Byrd, Klitschko beat him. Now, the two might be headed for a rematch, thanks to Klitschko's victory against Samuel Peter in an IBF elimination bout.
9:50 a.m.
Companies face more restrictions under new law
Whether they are small retail stores or major publicly traded corporations, businesses will face more restrictions when the new bankruptcy law goes into effect Oct. 17.
9:50 a.m.
Changes in bankruptcy law spur increase in filings
CHICAGO -- File bankruptcy now -- before the law changes!
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Identifying race fans made easy
Before the rubber met the road for race winners Todd Bodine and Sebastien Bourdais during Saturday night's Double Down in the Desert NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series/Champ Car World Series doubleheader at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ...
9:49 a.m.
Existing-home sales climb to second-highest level on record
WASHINGTON -- Defying expectations, sales of previously owned homes rose in August to the second-highest level on record with home prices rising at the fastest pace in 26 years.
9:49 a.m.
Obituaries for September 26, 2005
Teresa D'Amore, 46, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. She was born Dec. 23, 1958, in England. A resident for more than 20 years, she was a hotel waitress.
9:48 a.m.
LV street race just talk so far
In the wake of Saturday night's Champ Car World Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, several drivers openly speculated that if the open-wheel racing series returns to Las Vegas in 2006, it might be ...
9:48 a.m.
Illuminated Eagles know the score
When the Boulder City High football team took the field Friday night, they ran through a giant inflatable eagle at the north end of Bruce Eaton Field.
9:38 a.m.
Boulder City's Pickton sends rivals packing
Fed up with being on the losing end of his team's rivalry with Moapa Valley, Jeff Pickton took charge.
9:37 a.m.
Preps: This week's schedule
Girls' Volleyball
9:36 a.m.
Letter: Agencies failed to monitor child
I am sure this child was eligible for First Step, a state program operating out of University Medical Center designed for handicapped children of less than 3 years of age. First Step is a program ...
9:14 a.m.
Letter: Ineffectual war on drugs imperils liberty
The financial incentives created by civil asset forfeiture laws create a dangerous precedent. Police can confiscate cars, cash and homes without bothering to charge owners with a crime. Vague allegations of drug trafficking don't justify ...
9:13 a.m.
Editorial: Why the long delays?
A similar situation is occurring at Las Vegas City Hall. For years it has been receiving federal funds for a Housing and Urban Development Department program known as HOME. The program was established to allow ...
9:11 a.m.
Editorial: Shining a light on nuke dump
The Energy Department has vigorously fought attempts by state officials and Nevada's congressional delegation as they tried to get a copy of the draft application, with Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., likening it to "pulling teeth." ...
9:10 a.m.
Fire restrictions lifted in parts of Spring Mountains
The Bureau of Land Management, the Nevada Division of Forestry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service eased restrictions on Friday.
8:44 a.m.
Buddy Walk held to raise funds for Down Syndrome
The Henderson Parks and Recreation Department hosted this year's Buddy Walk at the Discovery Park at 2011 Paseo Verde Drive.
8:44 a.m.
'Housewives' in fine form in season two premiere
NEW YORK -- "Desperate Housewives" featured a desperate widow Sunday night.
8:39 a.m.
Births for September 26, 2005
Sept. 14:
8:30 a.m.
Songs of the Heart
Who: Aaron Neville.
8:29 a.m.

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