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Archive for January 29, 2009

Panel finishes work on low-income grant money
Six Henderson volunteers recently completed the long and unenviable task of deciding where to distribute the city's limited federal funding for low-income assistance programs. Each year, the city receives the money in the form of ...
7:05 p.m.
Congratulations to Celine Dion on new pregnancy?
In the same week that Celine Dion celebrated the 8th birthday of her son, rumors that she’s pregnant have started again.
7:02 p.m.
Slain police officer to be honored with annual golf tourney
The third anniversary of Metro Police Sgt. Henry Prendes' death is Sunday, and his family is striving to keep his memory alive with an upcoming charity golf tournament.
6:45 p.m.
Volunteers seek out valley’s homeless for census
Photo: Lea Alves (left) and Olwyn Pruitt, caseworkers fro By 2 a.m. Thursday, more than 50 volunteers had arrived at the Cambridge Center to help count Las Vegas’ homeless for a mandated census. Volunteers worked two shifts, at 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., and ...
6:44 p.m.
Driver hits 100 mph in chase starting on Las Vegas Blvd.
A California man wanted in connection with several burglaries was arrested Wednesday night after a chase began on Las Vegas Boulevard and ended after the vehicle's engine blew, the Newport Beach (Calif.) Police Department said.
6:29 p.m.
Boulder City Council in brief
News from Tuesday's Boulder City Council meeting.
6:20 p.m.
Father of Brazilian jiu jitsu dead at 95
6:00 p.m.
Bally Technologies garners prestigious award
Bally Technologies Inc. of Las Vegas, which sells slot machines and casino management systems to the gaming industry, said it has won the prestigious 2009 International Gaming Award for best customer service and support.
5:33 p.m.
Slot machine supplier says business is steady
Casino slot machine supplier WMS Industries Inc. today reported a higher quarterly profit and said it expects its business to remain steady this fiscal year despite a slowdown in orders affecting other game suppliers.
5:28 p.m.
Henderson offers lifeguard training
The Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program to prepare candidates for potential jobs as lifeguards.
5:17 p.m.
Titus to talk with constituents Sunday
Congresswoman Dina Titus, D-Nev., will host her first "Congress on the Corner" event Jan. 31.
5:12 p.m.
Metro seeks police recruits
The Metro Police Department is hosting testing dates from February through June as part of ongoing recruitment effort for corrections and police officer positions.
5:09 p.m.
Tobacco firms win a round in suit with state
Four national cigarette companies have won an initial round in the fight to avoid paying anywhere from $7 million to $36 million in penalties to the state.
4:58 p.m.
BC-Behind the Wheel-2009 Mitsubishi Outlander/925
Photo: This photo released by Mitsubishi shows the 2009 M Mitsubishi's smallest sport utility vehicle in the United States is still called a compact. But there's not much that's small about the 2009 Outlander. Stretching more than 15 feet in length, the second-generation Outlander is ...
4:48 p.m.
North Las Vegas police seek man in pizza delivery homicide
North Las Vegas police seek man in pizza delivery homicide North Las Vegas Police Department detectives are asking for the public's help in finding "a person of interest" in the death of pizza deliveryman John Norris on Saturday night.
4:36 p.m.
Ill. governor convicted, tossed from office
Photo: Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives at Gov. Rod Blagojevich was unanimously convicted at his impeachment trial and thrown out of office Thursday, ending a nearly two-month crisis that erupted with his arrest on charges he tried to sell Barack Obama's vacant ...
4:06 p.m.
Unemployment office starts Saturday hours
The state's unemployment center will start accepting unemployment claims by phone on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Jan. 31 until further notice.
3:44 p.m.
Guide to Las Vegas Super Bowl parties
Photo: Fans walk through the NFL Experience in Tampa, Fla Like rock shows and roller coasters, sporting events are best enjoyed in groups. Every February, football fans and those just in it for the commercials crowd around TV sets nationwide to drink beer, eat a ...
3:21 p.m.
Las Vegas Valley businessmen, ex-NFL player indicted
A former NFL punter, a former Henderson casino owner and a Las Vegas businessmen were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for tax fraud, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Updated 4:16 p.m.
Commission keeps students in community together
All students from a northwestern community at Alexander Drive and Tenaya Way will stay at Ruthe Deskin Elementary School together, the Clark County Attendance Zone Advisory Commission decided.
2:11 p.m.
Summerlin death
Obituary from Summerlin.
2:02 p.m.
Gaming supplier to lay off 200 workers
Hard times in the casino industry are resulting in more job losses -- this time at gaming supplier International Game Technology.
12:43 p.m.
Summerlin education in brief
News from Summerlin area schools.
12:38 p.m.
Summerlin births
Birth notices from Summerlin area hospitals.
12:26 p.m.
Reid and The Killers
Photo: The Las Vegas-born indie rock band The Killers sto WASHINGTON — The Harry Reid hipster quotient continues.
12:15 p.m.
Dems mum on remedy for budget shortfall
Dems mum on remedy for budget shortfall Democratic legislative leaders continue to decline to provide specifics about how they'll fix the state's fiscal mess. Instead, Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford and Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, both Las Vegas Democrats, held a press ...
12:14 p.m.
Summerlin community in brief
News from the Summerlin area.
12:05 p.m.
Studio buffet highlights M Resort dining options
Photo: Red Cup Cafe Chef Jeffrey Aspero drizzles pan-sear M Resort, which opens March 1, recently offered a preview of its concepts in food and beverage fare. Resort officials hope to whet the public's appetite for its nine restaurants and five bars that take ...
12:01 p.m.
Kiwanis of Las Vegas helping kids since 1925
Photo: Dr. Marcia Tinberg, president of Kiwanis of Las Ve As one of the longest-running service organizations in the Las Vegas Valley, the Kiwanis Club of Las Vegas has been striving to enrich the lives of children since the chapter was founded in 1925.
11:56 a.m.
Group gets extended Strip loan repayment
New Frontier land owners Elad IDB Las Vegas LLC has reached an agreement to extend a $625 million loan it took to purchase the site for its multi-billion dollar Plaza Las Vegas project.
11:39 a.m.
Silverado education in brief
News from Silverado area schools.
11:37 a.m.
Enterprise Library offers Wii event
The local library will soon give teens a chance to put their racing skills to the test.
11:33 a.m.
Liberty concert to benefit Uganda
A local group of high school students plans to use music to help reach out and become better global citizens.
11:30 a.m.
Silverado community in brief
News from the Silverado area.
11:25 a.m.
Washington fugitive arrested in Las Vegas
A man wanted in connection with a burglary in Washington state was arrested Thursday morning in the Las Vegas Valley.
11:09 a.m.
Gibbons' job approval rating: 25 percent
10:20 a.m.
Man found shot to death near UNLV
Metro Police are investigating the shooting death of a man found in an alley near an apartment complex near UNLV.
9:33 a.m.
US Airways reports loss after Las Vegas cutbacks
US Airways Group Inc., the second-busiest airline in Las Vegas, today reported a hefty loss of $541 million or $4.74 per share for the fourth quarter that ended Dec. 31 -- substantially worse than its ...
8:43 a.m.
Photo Gallery: Congratulations to Celine Dion on new pregnancy?
Photo: Celine Dion in concert in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 28, In the same week that superstar singer Celine Dion celebrated the 8th birthday of her son Rene-Charles and the birthday of her husband Rene Angelil’s son Patrick, rumors that she’s pregnant again have started again ...
7:45 a.m.
Relations strained between Las Vegas cab drivers and strip clubs,0,2317970.story
6:28 a.m.
Utes seal BYU's fate with a kiss
2:34 a.m.
Clayton healthy, recharged as spring semester begins
Photo: UNLV quarterback Omar Clayton passes against Utah It's almost as if it's not the same Omar Clayton. Just a few days after winter conditioning -- and the spring semester at UNLV -- began, the Rebels' junior-to-be quarterback talks like he's been given ...
2:30 a.m.
UNLV hoops notebook: Shaw on the rebound from preseason injury
After three weeks back on the practice floor with a reconstructed right knee, junior forward Matt Shaw hasn’t experienced any major setbacks. Shaw said following Monday's session at the Thomas & Mack Center that his ...
2:10 a.m.
More inane comments
The guest speaker Tuesday morning before 75 members of the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce was Gov. Jim Gibbons, who was in rare form as he discussed one of his favorite subjects, higher education.
2:08 a.m.
Monitoring J-1 doctors
Prodded by investigative stories by reporter Marshall Allen in the Las Vegas Sun, the state Health Division late last year made unannounced visits to medical clinics that employ foreign doctors. The state authorities wanted to ...
2:07 a.m.
Support for clean air
Arguments over cost versus health have dominated the 145-year history of fighting air pollution in the United States. Those on the side of health have new information to bolster their arguments for more and tougher ...
2:06 a.m.
Now is not the time to play political games
As we watch our new president, Democrat Barack Obama, push for new stimulus legislation that could create up to 3 million jobs, we see opposition coming from many Republicans.
2:05 a.m.
Social Security must evolve to stay alive
Regarding J.J. Schrader’s letter to the editor in Monday’s Las Vegas Sun, headlined “Congress has run the biggest Ponzi scheme”:
2:04 a.m.
Obama’s rise shows a great awakening
America has awakened from its slumber and elected an astute and dynamic man as president based on the content of his character, and not the color of his skin.
2:03 a.m.
Why working people deserve more respect
I am new in Las Vegas and enjoy the Las Vegas Sun. I especially like the newspaper’s editorials and letters to the editor. I do not agree with everyone, but I appreciate reading their views.
2:02 a.m.
Safeguards for drug ingredients work
Regarding the Las Vegas Sun’s Monday editorial, “A dangerous monopoly: China dominates the international market for key ingredients in drugs and medicines”:
2:01 a.m.
Don’t hate it because it’s beautiful
Photo: Dave Hickey's 1993 book, which challenged the art- Dave Hickey is chain-smoking outside El Choncho Mexican restaurant. He’s talking about sex and academia, his new elliptical machine, politics, “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” the Allman Brothers and degrees of stupidity (my own ...
2:00 a.m.
Super Bowl rekindles fond memories for Faith Lutheran coach
Photo: Faith Lutheran head football coach Jake Kothe show Not many people have experienced catching a pass from a quarterback who has started three Super Bowls. Faith Lutheran football coach Jake Kothe has. Kothe played wide receiver with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner at ...
2:00 a.m.
Air Force: Dogfighters out, warthogs in
Its nickname is “warthog.” That’s the first clue that flying an A-10 is not the Air Force’s most glamorous mission.
2:00 a.m.
Wagers that are best not allowed
Photo: Bruce Springsteen will play the halftime show of S Those lists of odds published by offshore gambling emporiums asking bettors to wager on which song Bruce Springsteen will sing to begin his Super Bowl halftime show leave me with mixed emotions.
2:00 a.m.
Industry leaders continue dialogue on safety
Safety professionals, union representatives and injured workers at a roundtable discussion of construction worker safety Wednesday agreed that a shift in construction safety in Las Vegas is under way.
2:00 a.m.
Odometer clicks looked into as way to tax drivers
Motorists could someday be taxed based on the number of miles they drive, not the gallons of gas they consume.
2:00 a.m.
Rando parties at 99 like he has his whole life
Photo: docrandoillo Doc Rando celebrated his birthday Tuesday night the way he has celebrated most of his 99 years, surrounded by family, friends and music.
2:00 a.m.
Hatton-Paqcuiao set for May 2 at MGM
Photo: WBC lightweight champion Manny Pacquiao celebrates The month-long drama surrounding the potential boxing megabout between junior welterweight champ Ricky Hatton and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquaio is over. Promoters for the two boxers announced their official agreement Wednesday, setting the match for ...
2:00 a.m.
I am so confused
I am so confused about that House vote on the stimulus package.
2:00 a.m.
Scary, scary? Quite contrary
Photo: Self-described Jerry Vayne loves making Halloween as scary as possible, but there’s something about Easter that scares him. It has to do with bunny rabbits.
2:00 a.m.
Out of pain, a shot at gain
Photo: Prospective homebuyers look over a house Saturday. A large home auction this weekend unveils a sad tableau of our widening foreclosure market: Houses and condos of varying values, sizes and conditions scattered across the Las Vegas Valley and throughout the Silver State ...
2:00 a.m.
Green Valley resident qualifies for National Team Fight-Off
Photo: Mario Harris, left, takes a swing at a kicking pad Training at Mount Charleston following the Las Vegas December snowstorm had a profound effect on Mario Harris. The Green Valley resident drives to the mountain, about 30 miles northwest of Las Vegas, every weekend to ...
2:00 a.m.
Big union reels as card-check fight looms
Photo: Unite Here General President Bruce Raynor appears At a time when Big Labor is pushing for one voice to win its most ambitious priority since the Great Depression -- “card check” legislation that would make it easier for workers to organize -- ...
2:00 a.m.
What the stimulus plan would mean for Nevada
Photo: Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., speaks to reporters on C Washington’s promise of a massive stimulus package to help turn around the nation’s economy is paying dividends in Nevada. For the first time in a long time, Nevadans are expecting good economic news.
2:00 a.m.
Lesser-known fighters ready to put on big show
Photo: UFC light heavyweights Lyoto Machida, left, and Th The mixed martial arts world will be watching UFC 94 for the superfight between UFC champions Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn. But what they very well could see Saturday night is a lesser-known pair ...
2:00 a.m.
Eldorado's clutch free throw shooting drops Las Vegas High
The year's best example of how frustrating Eldorado's near perfect free throw shooting can be to its opponents came in the third quarter of a 83-75 win over Las Vegas Wednesday night.
12:30 a.m.
Freshman bowler brings new energy to Foothill
Photo: Foothill bowler Jake Butturff, center, is congratu Foothill bowler Jakob Butturff may only be a freshman but he has the experience the Falcons need to energize their bowling team. Butturff has led Foothill this winter with a 626 series average to give ...
12:30 a.m.
Former CSN baseball players invited to MLB spring training
Photo: Former College of Southern Nevada baseball player Just one month after former College of Southern Nevada baseball player Mike Dunn was added to the New York Yankees' 40-man roster, two more former Coyotes will receive their first shot at making a big ...
12:02 a.m.
The NFL's secret lover
Photo: Hey NFL front-office types, these guys aren't all Las Vegas has a long and complicated history with the National Football League.
12:00 a.m.
Drag racer adjusting to rule changes
Photo: Drag racer and Boulder City resident Duane Shields Professional drag racer and Boulder City resident Duane Shields is used to the constant rule changes administered by the National Hot Rod Association.
12:00 a.m.
Gimme even more
Photo: Brunette Britney graces Allure. "I think I’m ready for my close-up,” Britney Spears intones on her latest album, joylessly, mechanically, as if being the center of attention is now about as appealing to her as spending 72 hours locked ...
12:00 a.m.
What’s inside?
Photo: offramp lounge I fell in love with the sign for the Offramp Lounge years before I considered stepping inside. Located at the eastbound Charleston exit of the 95, the marquee provides entertainment for passersby.
12:00 a.m.
Unusual name, great food
Unusual name, great food Take one highly seasoned food and wine professional. Then add a brilliant young chef and a sleek modern design. The result is Pips at the Aliante Station Casino, so far one of this year’s big ...
12:00 a.m.
A.C. Newman
Photo: AC Newman With his second solo effort, The New Pornographers prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist merely demonstrates that in terms of output, less can be more.
12:00 a.m.
Steve Martin
Photo: Steve Martin Yes, it’s that Steve Martin, adding musician to a resume that already includes comedian, actor, playwright, novelist and screenwriter. Actually, Martin’s been playing the banjo at least as long as he’s been a comedian.
12:00 a.m.
What's that in your genes?
Photo: barbie Every day I go to the bookstore and page through men’s magazines that promise me six-pack abs in 30 days and mind-blowing sex with supermodels.
12:00 a.m.
H.O.T.S. bound for somewhere
Photo: Holding On To Sound: (Left to right) Vanessa T., Z Vegas punk trio Holding on to Sound (aka H.O.T.S.). is set to play for its biggest audience ever, at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. The headlining act? A little SoCal band called NOFX.
12:00 a.m.
Almost a dream
Photo: Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen’s new album, Working on a Dream, is most satisfying at its saddest and most disappointing at its most ambitious. It’s also the only Springsteen album in which the music outstrips the lyrics.
12:00 a.m.
Stay the night
Photo: John Molezzo's Maybe I’m just cranky, but I feel compelled to tell the artists where I think they’ve taken a wrong turn, as well as where I think they’re right on track.
12:00 a.m.
What really matters
Getting Nevada's finances back in order is obviously Priority 1 during the 120-day legislative session, but there are also hundreds of bills vying for attention. A few for your perusal ...
12:00 a.m.
Emissions impossible
Photo: auto industry Fixing a Toyota 4Runner at a 2G station after failing the smog check: $1,344.75. Getting around the smog check by spending a minimum amount in an attempt to fix the vehicle: $450. Getting said 4Runner ...
12:00 a.m.
Cast of characters
Photo: Jim Gibbons You can’t keep score without a scorecard. Here’s the starting lineup for this year’s heated legislative session:
12:00 a.m.
Bishop Gorman's last-second heroics sink Spring Valley
Bishop Gorman junior guard John Loyd is the one player Spring Valley doesn't want with the ball in his hands with the game on the line. Loyd knocked down a three-point shot as time expired ...
12:00 a.m.
The Help Desk
Assessor’s office: 200,000 may pay lower property taxes this year. The remaining 1.8 million don’t have homes anymore. Las Vegas 3-year-old boy survives 325-pound snake attack.His mother vows to get a safer pet next time: ...
12:00 a.m.
Stupid yet watchable
Photo: taken Arriving on U.S. screens nearly a full year after it opened in Europe, Taken, the latest hyperviolent potboiler produced and co-written by slick action ace Luc Besson (the Transporter series), feels even more retrograde and ...
12:00 a.m.
Silverado siblings capture off-road series title
Photo: Siblings Briana and Derek Bradley pose with their By the final race of the Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts 2008 season, Silverado junior Derek Bradley was already thinking about his acceptance speech. Bradley and his sister co-driver, Silverado senior Briana Bradley, had already ...
12:00 a.m.
A tale of two Super Bowls
Photo: chicken While the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers churn up the field this Sunday in Tampa Bay, Las Vegas’ Super Bowl XLIII parties will also be going head to head: Bud Light vs. Grey Goose, steaks ...
12:00 a.m.
Cheap (and free) tricks
Photo: Cheap: Watching a boxing match at the Plaza for $1 A bunch of fun stuff to do and acquire for the right price—little to nothing.
12:00 a.m.
Si, vamanos
"You know,” Michael Weaver says to me at the tail end of a lunch appointment that has been filled largely with gloom about the state of the Vegas economy, “there actually is one segment of ...
12:00 a.m.
Peggy plots your planets
Act on your intuition. Show your creativity. Keep it real.
12:00 a.m.
American beauties
Photo: promised land Jay Parini’s latest book, Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America, plots the course of America’s Manifest Literary Destiny.
12:00 a.m.
Tao moves on down the road at Sundance
Photo: Sarah Larson lounges at Tao. For the first year in recent memory (three years, to be exact), Tao Group did not hold its 10-day roster of wild and crazy nights at Park City’s Harry-O’s nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival.
12:00 a.m.
Century markings
Photo: A glimpse of the County's centennial exhibit. When the city of Las Vegas celebrated its 100th anniversary a few years ago, Mark Hall-Patton, administrator of the Clark County Museum, knew that his institution would have to rise to the challenge—because the county’s ...
12:00 a.m.
The museum we can’t use
Photo: Nevada State Museum building at the Springs Preser At the north end of the Springs Preserve, construction crews are wrapping up work on the large new Nevada State Museum—the state’s most ambitious museum.
12:00 a.m.
Re-experiencing Fremont Street
Photo: Fremont street The vibe at The Fremont Street Experience has changed from even a year ago, when panhandlers and bargain-hunters and a terrible odor were the most obvious memories taken from visits to the Experience.
12:00 a.m.
State of siege
It’s not hyperbole to say this year’s legislative session will be unlike any other in the state’s history. Here are a few voices that will try to rise above the din on February 2. Let ...
12:00 a.m.
Old ladies, please!
So the movie at a packed Green Valley Ranch theater is about to start when three elderly ladies come in, looking for last-minute seats together and the drama really starts.
12:00 a.m.
Cold hands, warm hearth
Photo: Minus 5 Lounge Just 10 hours ago I was calf-deep in fresh Utah powder, floating over slopes I couldn’t have climbed back up without an oxygen tank, in visibility like that of a steamed-up bathroom.
12:00 a.m.
Strange circle of friends
Photo: Frank Stella, Sabra III, 1967, Acrylic on "Friends” might not be the best word to describe the uneasy yet undeniably connected gathering of artists grouped at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s latest exhibit, Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol & Friends.
12:00 a.m.
Staying power
Photo: erotic heritage Even sex, at least the not-for-profit kind, is feeling the recession. But, as with other museums, big sponsors help.
12:00 a.m.
Emma Hughes
Photo: emma As one of her many gigs, this professionally trained dancer/model is one of a handful of Bocce Bellas who in warmer months help folks play the Italian game on Rao’s poolside course at Caesars.
12:00 a.m.
Panacea Medieval alchemists searched their whole lives for an elixir of life … Turns out adding the St-Germain made all the difference!
12:00 a.m.
The Weekly’s Voice
The results are in for the latest edition of The Village Voice’s prestigious Pazz & Jop critics poll, and the winner is … Las Vegas Weekly!
12:00 a.m.
We're not gonna take it
Forget acoustic guitars and hippies singing “Kumbaya.” A Vegas rally needs dance music!
12:00 a.m.
Dream zone
When a man shoots you in the chest and a cloaked figure comes to collect you, don't panic, call Lauri.
12:00 a.m.
Anthony Crivello as the Phantom in Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular
Photo: Anthony Crivello as the Phantom in Phantom: Th Crivello, who won a 1995 Tony Award for his work in Kiss of the Spider Woman, has reunited with that production’s director, Hal Prince, in Las Vegas.
12:00 a.m.
Mini rant: R-J Editor Tom Mitchell, Bullshit!
Last week’s anti-budget-cuts rally at UNLV caused the usual irritable-bowel syndrome in R-J Editor Tom Mitchell, who, in his blog, chastised students for demeaning public discourse.
12:00 a.m.
The Unnecessary
Photo: the uninvited This week sees the opening of horror movie The Uninvited, which wasn’t screened for critics by press time. Just a few weeks ago, the same thing occurred with fellow horror movie The Unborn. We started ...
12:00 a.m.
Portal to … nowhere
Call it another casualty of the crappy economy. Originally expected to launch in late spring, the Metro Arts Council’s web portal, intended to put all the Valley’s arts organizations under one umbrella, is now indefinitely ...
12:00 a.m.
Fewer players sign up for Boulder City Little League
Photo: Boulder City Little League hopeful Chris Harmon sh The Little League season got under way on Saturday when the Boulder City Little League held its first day of tryouts at Veterans Memorial Park.
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New in Town
Photo: new in town What exactly is wrong with city living? Every time some confident, career-oriented city dweller in a Hollywood movie finds him or herself in a small town, it’s only a matter of time before he or ...
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