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Archive for September 28, 2005

Columnist Jeff German: Cops are near new agreement
There are smiling faces at the Metro Police Department today.
11:13 a.m.
Baptist church leaders face federal fraud charges
A federal grand jury has charged a pastor, his wife and an associate minister at what may be Nevada's oldest black Baptist church with using $330,000 with bank fraud, use of federal grant money to ...
11:11 a.m.
Local news briefs for September 28, 2005
Computer keyboards left on top of a stove in a home economics classroom Tuesday afternoon caused considerable smoke at Orr Middle School in the 1500 block of East Katie Avenue behind the Boulevard mall, the ...
11:10 a.m.
Rebate checks to be delayed about one week
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn's planned $300 million rebate is going to be delayed about one week, officials said this morning.
11:05 a.m.
Ensign won't return campaign donations
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., will not return campaign donations from a figure embroiled in the controversy surrounding former lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
11:04 a.m.
Early Las Vegas entrepreneur Ragland dies
Bertha Ragland came to Las Vegas in 1943 against the advice of family and other friends and with just $60 to her name.
11:04 a.m.
USA Capital suspends investments in fund
The move to suspend investments in the USA Capital First Trust Deed Fund LLC was announced in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a result of the suspension, "all distributions will be made ...
10:56 a.m.
Reid urges president to pick mainstream candidate for court
WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., today urged President Bush to nominate for the Supreme Court a "mainstream candidate," not "an activist who would bring an ideological agenda to the court."
10:56 a.m.
Business news briefs for September 28, 2005
In response to rising natural gas costs -- which has translated into higher rates for customers of Nevada Power Co. and Southwest Gas Corp. -- state utility experts will hold a forum on the topic ...
10:55 a.m.
Companies unveil plans for second NLV hospital
IASIS Healthcare LLC announced today it has partnered with Meadows Hospital LLC to develop a second hospital in North Las Vegas.
10:54 a.m.
Walkers hope to expose suicide crisis
Suddenly, Lynette Kish was seeing suicide everywhere.
10:17 a.m.
Couple will do time in prison
Although the mother of two girls who were stabbed in Mesquite in 2003 didn't wield the knife that killed one of the children and crippled the other, "she caused this to happen," Deputy District Attorney ...
10:17 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Cops are near to new agreement
There are smiling faces at the Metro Police Department today.
10:16 a.m.
Man may be charged with father's killing
Doctors at the state's mental facility in Sparks have deemed a 48-year-old man competent to stand trial in the slashing death of his elderly father.
10:16 a.m.
Man who shot at Horn's home to be medicated
A judge has ordered doctors at the state's mental facility to forcibly medicate a former NFL kicker accused of shooting at the home of longtime Strip headliners Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn.
10:12 a.m.
Wild ride in stolen cab ends in crash, injuries near Strip
A man driving a stolen Yellow Cab led police on a 45-minute chase around the valley that ended with four people injured when the cab crashed into other vehicles at the busy intersection of Tropicana ...
10:12 a.m.
Third person in Strip sidewalk crash dies
A 60-year-old man who was hit last week by a car driving on a Strip sidewalk died this morning at UMC, bringing the total number killed in that incident to three, Metro Police reported.
10:04 a.m.
Crashes led to changes in police pursuit policies
Los Angeles may be the capital of police car pursuits, but Las Vegas has had its fair share of them over the years, some with less desirable outcomes than others.
10:02 a.m.
Lawmakers spar over Medicaid bill for storm victims
WASHINGTON -- The Senate is in the midst of an emotional spat over a Medicaid bill that pits President Bush and Sen. John Ensign on one side and Gov. Kenny Guinn and Senate Minority Leader ...
10:02 a.m.
Campaign aims to buttress fight against bigotry
The Anti-Defamation League, the Clark County School District and local law enforcement officials announced new efforts Tuesday aimed at combating hate, prejudice and bigotry.
10:01 a.m.
Alleged serial rapist's lawyer says sex with hookers consensual
A 28-year-old man accused of being a serial rapist is guilty of nothing more than refusing to pay prostitutes for consensual sex, according to his defense lawyer.
10:00 a.m.
Clinton to give keynote address
The Nevada Development Authority is the state's largest economic development agency. Its mission is to attract, retain and expand the business base to enhance the overall socioeconomic environment of Southern Nevada.
10:00 a.m.
Ensign to assess pet rescues in Louisiana
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., left this morning to spend most of the day in Louisiana to assess the effort to rescue pets in the hurricane-devastated Gulf Coast region.
10:00 a.m.
Giuliani discusses leadership during Las Vegas speech
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani told a Las Vegas audience Tuesday that "relentless preparation" was one of the six principles of leadership that helped him get his city through the crisis of the terrorist ...
10:00 a.m.
Deal links Grand Canyon area lands
A pair of conservation groups, one based in the Southwest and devoted to the Grand Canyon and the other a national land-trust group, said they have finalized a deal that would tie together some of ...
9:59 a.m.
About 400 Texans are urged to get shots for hepatitis A
Texas health officials say about 400 people from Texas who attended a gambling industry convention earlier this month might have been exposed to hepatitis A and are being urged to get a shots to try ...
9:59 a.m.
Gaming news briefs for September 28, 2005
CHICAGO -- Attorneys for the Illinois Gaming Board told an administrative judge Tuesday that Emerald Casino Inc. should lose its gambling license for repeatedly lying to regulators about its plans to finance and build a ...
9:56 a.m.
Names in the game for Sept. 28, 2005
Hawaiian golf star Michelle Wie will play in a top-tier men's event in November on the Japanese tour.
9:49 a.m.
Sports briefs for Sept. 28, 2005
Second-year Missouri Southern football coach John Ware died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack after collapsing at his desk.
9:48 a.m.
Voluntary exclusions from casinos up sharply
ST. LOUIS -- The list of those voluntarily banning themselves from Missouri's riverboat casinos has jumped 15 percent over the past year to nearly 9,000 people. While the Missouri Gaming Commission attributes the increase to ...
9:43 a.m.
Downtown deal approved
Landry's Restaurants Inc. has made its millions satisfying the hunger of diners at Joe's Crab Shack, Saltgrass Steakhouse and the Rainforest Cafe.
9:41 a.m.
Breakaway unions to target Wal-Mart workers
ST. LOUIS -- Leaders from unions that broke away from the AFL-CIO pledged Tuesday to organize Wal-Mart Stores Inc. workers and reach out to those who lost their jobs due to Hurricane Katrina.
9:38 a.m.
Testaverde exits couch to help Jets
The middle-aged man was lodged on a couch in his Long Island home on another lazy Sunday afternoon watching his favorite childhood team, the New York Jets, play the Jacksonville Jaguars.
9:31 a.m.
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9:31 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Bengals and Jaguars start hot vs. spread
Respected football handicapper and author Kevin O'Neill delivered the line of the week last Friday night at the Stardust.
9:31 a.m.
Park Service looks at new plans as Mead level drops
Years of drought and falling water levels in Lake Mead are pushing the National Park Service to update its management plans for the lake.
9:30 a.m.
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9:30 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Time to head for the clubhouse
It's not you. It's me.
9:28 a.m.
Community news briefs for September 28, 2005
The Myron Heaton Chorale will host a Fall Crafts Fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Club Fortune Casino on Racetrack Road and Boulder Highway in Henderson. Items for sale will include toys, ...
9:11 a.m.
Obituaries for September 28, 2005
Phillip Hays, 57, of Las Vegas died Sunday. He was born March 26, 1948, in Portland, Ore. A resident for seven years, he was a registered nurse, and a Vietnam Navy veteran.
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Peace position has an opening
Since April there has been an empty spot on the Strip. Having been a World War II veteran is not really a job requirement because we're running a little low on "the greatest generation." You ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Sheehan, others should back war against terrorism
Lachance's statement that, "There has been no call to stop paying for this unjustified war ..." is wrong. On Aug. 14, Cindy Sheehan, the current darling of the anti-war movement, publicly stated, "My son was ...
9:07 a.m.
Editorial: Yes on ethics policy
The Board of Regents oversees the Nevada System of Higher education. College and university presidents, and the system's chancellor, answer to the board for all of their decisions. The members wield power over budgets, employee ...
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Empty call to conserve
It's a lip-service turnaround from the man who in 2001 appointed Vice President Dick Cheney to head a White House task force charged with developing a national energy policy. In response to critics who at ...
9:05 a.m.
BLM raising fees at Sand Mountain
"The BLM is not driven by specific profit margin objectives as are private sector businesses, but it must attempt to recover costs for which funding is no longer available through appropriated funding sources," said Don ...
8:40 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: After glimpsing many fetes, it's time to move on
When I first began to write this column (with my mother, the late Ann Valder) my daughter Alicia had barely entered kindergarten. Today, at 27, she's just survived Hurricane Rita and returned to her duties ...
8:39 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Watches top shopping highlights
Some quick shopping notes:
8:38 a.m.

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