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Archive for December 18, 2009

Man's death after struggle with Metro Police ruled excusable
Photo: Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson listens as Melanie A Clark County coroner’s jury ruled Friday that the death of a man who stopped breathing after Metro Police tried to subdue him with a neck restraint was excusable. Jurors at the inquest determined Dustin ...
8:37 p.m.
Celebrity/media NFL picks Week 15
The St. Louis Rams' offense -- Steven Jackson and the Anonymous 10 -- are easily the worst in the NFL.
6:50 p.m.
Local donations down, Rachael Ray to the rescue
When the recession hits and locals can't donate as much, you can still rely on the charity of television chefs.
6:30 p.m.
Suspect to be arraigned in investment scam
A Justice Court felony arraignment for a Las Vegas man who is suspected of scamming millions of dollars from dozens of victims worldwide has been scheduled for 8 a.m. on Jan. 8.
6:02 p.m.
WEC 45 weigh-in: Big-name fighters on hand to watch
The WEC 45 official weigh-ins Friday looked more like a reunion party for UFC and WEC fighters, as some of the biggest names in the sport showed up to support those competing Saturday night.
5:54 p.m.
Feds back off on drivers license requirement
CARSON CITY – The federal Department of Homeland Security has backed off its requirement that all motorists provide additional identification starting Jan. 1 to renew or get a new driver’s license.
5:44 p.m.
Program hopes to keep drunks off road by offering free rides
Photo: Bartender Dale Moon shows off some non-alcoholic d Law enforcement officials have begun reaching out to local bars and taverns to remind people that anyone can be arrested for driving under the influence, even Santa Claus.
5:28 p.m.
Is Lady Gaga biting Deadly Seven's style?
Photo: The Deadly Seven. Eye bars. Nipple tape. Fake blood. Dudes in bondage gear. Who did it first?
5:08 p.m.
Planet Hollywood timeshare owners move in
Photo: A look at the new Planet Hollywood Towers by Westg The first 20 timeshare owners of Planet Hollywood’s PH Towers by Westgate checked in Friday morning, marking the first of several residential tower openings over the next few months.
4:53 p.m.
Crash totals are down, but questions about restrictor-plate races remain
The number of crashes in Sprint Cup racing is dropping. For the second year in a row the number of wrecks and spins has gone down.
4:49 p.m.
Matt Sorum ponders marriage as he unveils Darling Stilettos show
Photo: Matt Sorum with girlfriend Ace Harper at Tao's Fou Guess who Matt wants as minister?! Matt’s match with singer Ace Harper led to the group, who perform in free Palms shows this weekend ...
4:34 p.m.
Court date set for woman charged with rear-ending motorcycle cop
An initial appearance and arraignment has been set for a Las Vegas woman charged with driving under the influence and rear-ending a motorcycle Metro Police officer.
Updated 6:17 p.m.
Tucson's take on Livengood
Photo: Jim Livengood, former University of Arizona athlet Sometime during Jim Livengood's first weekend as UNLV's new athletic director, he'll likely conduct interviews and select a football coach, a man who will hold no less than the Rebels' very athletic future in his ...
3:24 p.m.
Man vandalizes Las Vegas sign during live TV shot
Metro Police arrested a man this morning who vandalized the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign during a live television news shot in front of the sign.
2:55 p.m.
Mutant showgirl: Lady Gaga touches down in Las Vegas
Photo: Pop phenomenon Lady Gaga performs Friday night at Lady Gaga out-Cher-ed Cher, made Cirque du Soleil and Britney's "Circus" tour look like county fair carnivals, and made New Year's Eve in Las Vegas anticlimactic. The first of the pop phenomenon's two sold-out shows ...
2:47 p.m.
Hauck, Franchione set to interview for UNLV football coaching post
Montana coach Bobby Hauck led the Grizzlies into the Football Championship Series title game Friday night in Chattanooga, Tenn., where they finished the season 14-1 with a 23-21 loss to Villanova. He will be in ...
2:40 p.m.
Steve Wynn reportedly purchases Rembrandt for $33.2 million
Too bad Steve Wynn yanked his art gallery out of namesake resort.
2:32 p.m.
Nevada census contract awarded to out-of-state firm
CARSON CITY – Secretary of State Ross Miller has bypassed seven Nevada firms to award an $866,000 contract to a Minnesota company to help with getting a full count in next year’s census.
2:15 p.m.
Strip Scribbles: Relocated Catherine Hickland launches hypnosis show
Photo: Catherine Hickland, Justin Bruening and Morgan Bri The stunning actress, who starred on the hit series Knight Rider with ex-husband David Hasselhoff, says that she's been obsessed with ...
2:06 p.m.
Las Vegas area offers sleighful of ongoing holiday events
From reindeer rides and visits with Santa to viewing Christmas displays and holiday cactus light shows, Las Vegas Valley residents have a stocking full of choices for holiday fun. Most of the following community events ...
1:44 p.m.
Men convicted in federal cocaine robbery sting in Las Vegas
Three men who conspired to steal a large quantity of cocaine in Las Vegas have been convicted, the U.S. Attorney announced today.
1:04 p.m.
Gov. Jim Gibbons says divorce is on
Gov. Jim Gibbons says divorce is on CARSON CITY – Gov. Jim Gibbons says his divorce trial is still set for Dec. 28 in Reno and it will be open to the public. he governor said his side made a latest offer ...
12:39 p.m.
Investors move to seize Village Square Shopping Center
Investors move to seize Village Square Shopping Center Investors moved Thursday to seize control of a prominent western Las Vegas shopping center, charging its owner has failed to turn over rent to the investors as required.
12:21 p.m.
Southwest to increase nonstop, round-trip flights to Las Vegas
Photo: An American Airlines jet waits to taxi as a Southw When Southwest Airlines’ summer schedule begins May 9, Las Vegas will see a net gain of three nonstop round-trip flights.
11:57 a.m.
Photo Gallery: Lady Gaga sings, dances, jumps, floats and strips down
Photo: Lady Gaga performs at The Pearl inside the Palms o At one point, she was a platinum blonde sex goddess on piano, and the next moment, she whipped out a laser-firing, sound effects machine ...
11:51 a.m.
Court rejects appeal of killer
CARSON CITY – Saturday will mark 26 years since Rodolfo Leon was convicted on two counts of first degree murder in Las Vegas.
11:18 a.m.
Hard Rock Hotel investor granted state gaming license
A major player in retail shopping centers has received a Nevada gaming license after investing in the company that owns Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel.
10:55 a.m.
Tera Patrick’s Sinner Takes All includes adult world secrets
Photo: Evan Seinfeld and Tera Patrick at Peepshow</em The adult entrepreneur has confirmed that she has filed for divorce from rocker husband Evan Seinfeld, citing irreconcilable differences. ...
10:54 a.m.
Beyonce deal at the Wynn to be announced after the holidays
Photo: Beyonce at the Encore Theater in the Wynn. Ever since the superstar singer and actress performed a string of concerts this past July and August at the Wynn's Encore Theater, rumors ...
10:08 a.m.
Jones, Vera to meet March 21 in Colorado
9:55 a.m.
MGM Mirage executive Gary N. Jacobs resigns
MGM Mirage on Friday disclosed the surprise resignation of Gary N. Jacobs, a director, general counsel and president of corporate strategy.
Updated 6:51 p.m.
Criss Angel celebrates his birthday and Mindfreak renewal
Photo: Criss Angel performs in his Cirque du Soleil show I’ll join Criss tomorrow night for the onstage birthday celebration at the Luxor. The hotel’s top chefs have designed a large cake, and slices will be served ...
9:02 a.m.
Warm and sunny for Las Vegas, unlike historic snowfall a year ago
Shed the coat and jacket this afternoon — skies will be sunny and temperatures are heading into the mid-60s as warmer-than-normal weather continues in Las Vegas. That's a completely different picture from a year ago, ...
6:54 a.m.
Nevada foreclosure filings take another dive
Foreclosure filings plummeted in November in Nevada, but analysts are not sure if this marks a trend.
3:00 a.m.
Q&A: Mark Hutchison
Photo: High-stakes litigator: Attorney Mark Hutchison, sh Co-founder of the law firm Hutchinson & Steffen
3:00 a.m.
Homebuyers hustle to get credit in tax off-season
First-time homebuyers comprise a large percentage of sales in the Las Vegas housing market, and claiming their windfall from the federal government has kept tax preparers a little busier than normal in the offseason.
3:00 a.m.
The List: Commercial Tax Preparers
3:00 a.m.
The List: Individual Tax Preparers
3:00 a.m.
Heading off liability angst at holiday parties
Holiday parties are a chance to relax and have fun during tough economic times, but lawyers warn companies should take steps to keep workers in line and limit liability.
3:00 a.m.
Photo: At home helping out: Christian Hale of Lionel Sawy Christian Hale came to the United States for a career in casino management, but the English native traded it for the law and is quickly making a mark by helping those in need.
3:00 a.m.
Alliance pushes high-speed train corridor
A newly created alliance of local transit agencies will try to persuade federal authorities that stimulus money should be used on high-speed rail corridor studies, a move that could put Las Vegas back on the ...
3:00 a.m.
Luring rodeo to Las Vegas jump-started city’s special events strategy 25 years ago
Former Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board member Berlyn Miller enjoys telling the story about how Las Vegas roped the National Finals Rodeo away from Oklahoma City in 1984.
3:00 a.m.
Virtual law office fills void
Andy Urban, former Henderson assistant city attorney, is making his law practice a virtual reality.
3:00 a.m.
Wrong again
Gov. Jim Gibbons has proclaimed his support of education in the past, but his actions speak louder than his words. The most recent example is the way the governor and his staff have treated Dan ...
3:00 a.m.
Indoor speedway is partnership’s second in the Las Vegas Valley
Photo: The need for speed: Pole Position Raceway's new in Pole Position Raceway has opened its second indoor speedway.
3:00 a.m.
Longevity pay must end
Clark County officials are projecting a $120 million tax revenue deficit in the next fiscal year. As county leaders look where to cut, there is one glaring area that stands out: longevity pay.
3:00 a.m.
2010 Book of Business Lists published today
3:00 a.m.
In Business Las Vegas People
People of note in the Las Vegas Valley
3:00 a.m.
Notebook: Willis pushes on despite ankle turn
Photo: Tre'Von Willis turns the corner on Steve Panos dur For the second consecutive game, UNLV's leading scorer &#8212; junior guard Tre'Von Willis &#8212; came off of the bench in an effort to reduce stress on some mild back pain. Now he has another physical ...
2:29 a.m.
CityCenter’s grand opening
CityCenter officially opened Wednesday to high expectations with the unveiling of its centerpiece, Aria.
2:05 a.m.
BYU's Mendenhall to face off against alma mater
Photo: BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall (right) and Orego Oregon State coach Mike Riley admits he made a mistake. When Riley became the head coach at Oregon State in 1997, he scheduled a quick interview with a young up-and-coming defensive coach left over from ...
2:05 a.m.
RTC offering special buses for Las Vegas Bowl
College football fans who want to avoid the congestion and parking hassles of driving to Sam Boyd Stadium on Tuesday for the Las Vegas Bowl can take advantage of a special bus service for the ...
2:05 a.m.
Judge rules recall election can go ahead
A judge has ruled that a recall election of two Boulder City Council members can go forward, despite a previous decision by the secretary of state that a recall petition was invalid.
2:05 a.m.
Obama is the ultimate communicator
Regarding David Broder’s Sunday column, “Educational value of Obama’s speeches unparalleled”:
2:04 a.m.
Politicians help wealthy sustain their influence
Regarding Vernos Branco’s letter in Wednesday’s Las Vegas Sun, headlined “Politicians coddle to corporate interest”:
2:03 a.m.
Why can’t U.S. government get health care right?
PBS’ “Frontline” program examined government-run health care systems in Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Switzerland and Taiwan (all capitalist democracies).
2:02 a.m.
Too many casinos are loud, cater to young generation
“What did you say? Come again, I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the clatter and loud music in this restaurant.”
2:01 a.m.
Targeting insurers’ deep pockets
Targeting insurers’ deep pockets Health maintenance organizations and insurance companies must be held accountable for telling people which doctors they must use, say attorneys of those exposed to hepatitis C at Dr. Dipak Desai’s Las Vegas Valley endoscopy clinics.
2:00 a.m.
Ralston’s ‘Face’ to spread across state
Jon Ralston’s award-winning news discussion program, “Face to Face,” goes statewide in January.
2:00 a.m.
Nevada's 10 biggest political stories of 2009
A year when the state’s top two Republicans couldn’t get to 50 percent approval if you combined their favorability ratings. A year of dramatic entrances and exits from the political stage. And a year of ...
2:00 a.m.
Where do Las Vegans' Christmas trees come from?
My parents were in town recently, visiting from Ohio, where Christmas tree farms are plentiful. They were very curious about where the trees on the lots here come from, as they look a little out ...
2:00 a.m.
Destination: Goldwell Open Air Museum
Photo: The sculpture Just outside of Rhyolite, a ghost town off the road leading to Death Valley National Park, a group of prominent Belgian artists, led by the late Albert Szukalski, created seven outdoor sculptures against the backdrop ...
2:00 a.m.
Will CityCenter change type of tourist in Vegas?
Photo: Guests enter the Aria hotel-casino for the first t After a night spent gaping at Aria’s modernist splendor, draining designer cocktails and downing caviar and sushi, invited VIPs and other well-wishers at the opening gala for CityCenter’s centerpiece resort woke up Thursday to a ...
2:00 a.m.
In new role, Massamba provides energy with monster dunk
UNLV center Brice Massamba’s stat line Thursday night doesn't immediately stand out as impressive. But what the numbers &#8212; four points and two rebounds in six minutes &#8212; don’t reveal is a play that provided ...
12:17 a.m.
UNLV methodically downs Weber State, 72-63
Photo: Tre'Von Willis turns the corner on Steve Panos dur It was a game that, for the most part, was anticlimactic. And when UNLV plays the way it did Thursday night in a 72-63 victory over Weber State, that's the way that it more often ...
12:02 a.m.
Previewing WEC 45: Donald Cerrone vs. Ed Ratcliff
Photo: Donald Cerrone answers questions during WEC media It’s been somewhere in the vicinity of five years since the last time WEC lightweight Donald Cerrone was on the back of a bucking bull. Still, when an offer came to Cerrone to ride a ...
12:00 a.m.

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