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Archive for September 27, 2005

Special session convened to tackle hurricane recovery
JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi legislators have convened a special session to handle Hurricane Katrina recovery issues, including a proposal to let casinos move on shore.
11:33 a.m.
Elvis-A-Rama museum to be purchased
CKX Inc., which controls the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley, said it agreed to acquire the Elvis-A-Rama museum near the Las Vegas Strip, a related Web site and most of the memorabilia on ...
11:33 a.m.
Court: Lawyers displaced by storm can use Nevada offices
The high court issued an emergency order to help attorneys in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama whose offices or judicial facilities were damaged. Several other states have issued or are considering the issuance of similar orders.
11:32 a.m.
Buyer to consider giant ferris wheel on site
Centex Destination Properties has agreed to a purchase and sale agreement as managing partner of a limited liability company purchasing the Westward Ho, Voyager said. Centex is a division of homebuilder Centex Corp. that develops ...
11:31 a.m.
Man in stolen cab leads police on chase through LV
Police said the man, whose name and age were not available this morning, stole the taxi from its driver near McCarran International Airport this morning. The taxi's driver, who police said was left behind when ...
11:27 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 27, 2005
A 36-year-old San Diego man arrested as part of a lengthy federal investigation of illegal sales of reptiles was sentenced Monday in Las Vegas to 15 months in federal prison, representatives for the U.S. Attorney's ...
11:25 a.m.
Prison time sought for couple
The Department of Parole and Probation this morning recommended that the mother of two girls who were stabbed in Mesquite in 2003 and her husband should be sentenced to 32 months to 12 years in ...
11:24 a.m.
Founders of children's group resign
The founders of a leading local nonprofit organization, the Children's Advocacy Alliance, have resigned, saying they intend to pursue a lawsuit against the county because of flaws they see in the child welfare system.
11:23 a.m.
Supreme Court will review states' tax incentive policies
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said today it will decide how states may use tax incentives to lure companies to build car plants and other projects, a major test of job-creation strategies nationwide.
10:21 a.m.
Attorrney says founder of AmeriDebt may be hiding funds
GREENBELT, Md. -- The founder of the credit counseling firm AmeriDebt, a company accused of bilking thousands of debt-ridden customers, has tried to hide millions of dollars even though a federal judge froze his assets ...
10:20 a.m.
Northwest seeks $63.4 million from American Express
Northwest Airlines Corp., which filed for bankruptcy this month, asked a U.S. judge to force American Express Co. to turn over $63.4 million its customers spent on their credit cards to purchase airline tickets.
10:20 a.m.
Refineries hit hardest by Rita may be off for a month
Oil refineries near Port Arthur, Texas, and Lake Charles, La., hit head-on by Hurricane Rita may be shut for a month, heightening the threat of shortages in an industry that has yet to recover from ...
10:19 a.m.
Political aide cut from job with lottery vendor
Scientific Games Corp. hired Meredith Norris earlier this year to monitor legislation related to the lottery, which Black pushed hard for passage. Norris said the company fired her after her position was made public two ...
10:19 a.m.
Man takes oath of citizenship, wins lottery
Shortly after Moses Bittok, of West Des Moines, took the oath of citizenship on Friday, he discovered he had a $1.89 million winning ticket from the Iowa Lottery's Hot Lotto game.
10:18 a.m.
Casino developers sweeten offer to Dona Ana County
The backers plan to make a proposal at today's commission meeting that would give the county more money, said commission Chairman Bill McCamley.
10:17 a.m.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The developers of an Orange County riverboat told state gaming officials Monday they are moving quickly to form a new management team to oversee the casino project after the original plans fell through.
10:17 a.m.
Gaming amendment cleared for signature-gathering
But Rep. Charles Ormond, D-Morrilton, said after all his efforts, he was unsure whether he would pursue the initiative.
10:16 a.m.
Casino backers still in control of Macau
HONG KONG -- Democrats were the biggest vote-getters in legislative elections held in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau this weekend, but government allies -- including a new crop of politicians representing casino interests -- ...
10:15 a.m.
Gaming board sued over background checks
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The state troopers union filed suit Monday to stop gambling regulators from hiring private companies to investigate applicant backgrounds, saying it violates the state constitution and could leave Pennsylvania's nascent slot-machine industry ...
10:15 a.m.
Poker stars sound off on game's popularity
NEW YORK -- Doyle Brunson can remember when being a professional poker player meant being an embarrassment.
10:15 a.m.
Barbour: Let casinos move onshore but touching water
JACKSON, Miss. -- Nearly a month after Hurricane Katrina walloped south Mississippi, Gov. Haley Barbour is proposing to let coast casinos build on or near the shore, as long as they still have facilities touching ...
10:15 a.m.
New home sales fall sharply
WASHINGTON -- Sales of new homes plunged in August by the largest amount in nine months as the nation's housing industry continued to flash mixed signals about whether the boom is starting to fade.
10:14 a.m.
McCarran numbers don't slack off
Another month, another record.
10:12 a.m.
Miller, Rose file ethics complaint against Goodman
Former Las Vegas Councilman Steve Miller and reitree Robert Rose filed a complaint Monday with the state Ethics Commission alleging the mayor broke the law by not disclosing his past ties to developer Billy Walters.
10:10 a.m.
Prison time sought for mother
Prosecutors were expected to ask a judge today to give prison time to the mother of two children who were stabbed in Mesquite.
10:08 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Regents get it wrong, as usual
There's a reason why the Legislature approved a 2006 ballot initiative to pare down the Board of Regents from 13 to nine members.
10:07 a.m.
Steichen's finger another bad break
Depending on the results of a medical examination he took Monday, UNLV quarterback Shane Steichen could have a difficult choice later this week.
10:03 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Crash course for Rebels
Well, the Rebels didn't perform very well during the WAC portion of their schedule. So let's see how they do in the Mountain West.
10:02 a.m.
New law highlights
10:02 a.m.
Many new state laws go into effect on Saturday
Come Saturday, teens statewide will find more restrictions in getting an instructor's permit or a driver's license, one of more than 175 new laws passed by the Legislature this year that were set to become ...
10:01 a.m.
Sports briefs for Sept. 27, 2005
A federal judge in Lexington, Ky., has dismissed a lawsuit by a thoroughbred owner who sued to name one of his fillies after Sally Hemings, the slave who was reputed to be Thomas Jefferson's mistress.
10:00 a.m.
Judge rejects request in cell phone case
A District Court judge Monday rejected a request to cut short the probation of a motorist who caused a fatal traffic crash while she allegedly was talking on a cell phone.
10:00 a.m.
Water panel makes final pitch
An advisory group ended a 14-month odyssey Monday night with a series of recommendations that could help guide Las Vegas' water policy future.
9:59 a.m.
Man charged with possession of explosive device
Prosecutors are charging a suspected 34-year-old alleged white supremacist with possession of a homemade explosive device but will not charge the 22-year-old man who was riding with him, Clark County District Attorney David Roger said.
9:58 a.m.
Preps: Schedule
Girls' Volleyball
9:56 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:50 a.m.
Shoulder tear puts Jets QB out for year
The New York Jets' worst fears were realized Monday when they learned that Chad Pennington had torn the rotator cuff in his right shoulder during Sunday's 26-20 overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars and would ...
9:49 a.m.
Editorial: FDA's political science
The Food and Drug Administration's new interim chief must cure the turmoil created by the agency's ailing regulation standards. But Dr. Andrew C. Eschenbach's prognosis for success is marred by his intent to also stay ...
9:25 a.m.
Editorial: Warming not funny today
So it was good timing last week for a conference in Las Vegas on climate change in the West. One participant took a poll among the approximately 50 people attending and did not find a ...
9:24 a.m.
Letter: Atheists deserve representation
Just because these citizens do not believe in God does not mean that they are bad people. On the contrary, they work, they pay taxes, they are in the military, they get married and have ...
9:23 a.m.
Letter: Area must keep rebuilding jobs
The contractors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama should have the first picks. Only after that should out-of-state contractors be considered.
9:22 a.m.
Letter: Many exceptions to rights in new Iraqi constitution
The draft Iraqi Constitution contains few, if any, real protections for individual rights because of the numerous "exceptions" clauses that negate the rights putatively protected in the document. Even without the provisions of Islamic law ...
9:20 a.m.
'Flightplan' cruises to top spot at box office
LOS ANGELES -- Jodie Foster piloted "Flightplan" to a No. 1 debut, her airborne thriller taking in $24.6 million to land ahead of "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride," the runner-up with $20.1 million.
9:11 a.m.
Hue & Improved
When most people think of October, they think about the bright reds, yellows and orange of the turning leaves, or the orange and black associated with Halloween. The fashion and beauty industries, though, think pink. ...
9:05 a.m.
Obituaries for September 27, 2005
Rachel N. Johnson, 82, of Henderson died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born June 23, 1923, in Brigham City, Utah. A lifelong resident of Las Vegas, Henderson and Boulder City, she was a homemaker ...
9:03 a.m.

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