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Archive for December 5, 1996

All-Around Cowboy
1. Herbert Theriot, Poplarville, Miss., $115,747.
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Schaeffer Says Gaming in Big Leagues of American Entertainment
Gaming has become more available to more people, closer to where they live, and easier to access, Schaeffer said in a keynote address to the American Gaming Summit.
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NFR Attendance
* -- held in Oklahoma City.
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Principal suspended amid fund allegations
School district administrators, citing confidentiality associated with personnel matters, are not revealing any information about the suspension of Steven Weiner.
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Panel: Giants will enter gaming arena
Entertainment giants such as Disney, Sony and MCA will soon realize it makes "strategic sense to create huge, worldwide companies that marry theme parks, movies, music and the entertainment megastores of the gaming industry," said ...
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For rodeo cowboys, This is the big event
The National Finals Rodeo is the premier event in professional rodeo, gathering the top 15 cowboys in each event on the top livestock of the year in 10 rounds of exciting action each December.
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Hall of Fame is Garrett's future
Perhaps it's time to set aside a place in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs for bareback rider Marvin Garrett. There's little doubt that the talented cowboy from Belle Fourche, S.D., will one ...
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NFL Notes: 49ers prepared to punch back
The San Francisco 49ers have no problem identifying the offensive low point in their season. It was the 23-7 loss at Carolina in September when they narrowly avoided being shut out for the first time ...
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Plenty of activities for early arrivals
It may not be a bowl game per se, but those involved with the inaugural Western Athletic Conference championship game will try to create a bowl-like atmosphere for the thousands of Brigham Young and Wyoming ...
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Barrel Racing
1. Kristie Peterson, Elbert, Colo., $92,290.
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Cougar QB masters balance
How much has Steve Sarkisian changed since the Brigham Young quarterback helped pound UNLV into submission in mid-October?
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Where I Stand: Feld to bring piece of Big Apple to New York-New York
Actually, I like Manhattan but the words of that famous song just seemed to fit the occasion of master impresario Kenneth Feld's unveiling of his latest supershow concept called "MADhattan."
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Justin's care comes just in time for injured pro rodeo cowboys
It's not so much that cowboys like pain. They just know how to deal with it better than the rest of us. They have to.
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In steer roping, Allen's 'The Legend'
World champion steer roper Guy Allen keeps outdoing himself.
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Steve Carp: Alliance does not offer level playing field
If you see someone pacing back and forth while Brigham Young and Wyoming fling footballs all over the place, it's a good bet that that someone is employed as an athletic director at a Western ...
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Detmer leads Eagles tonight
Detmer, a Heisman Trophy winner at Brigham Young, threw only 21 passes in four years with the Packers and signed a two-year contract with the Eagles as a free agent this year. The move has ...
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Berry in search of a fifth title
Ote Berry is back. Way back.
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Seniors in this with everyone
That fact will be the rallying cry used by local members of the Silver Haired Congress, appointed by Congress to focus on the concerns of older Americans. They insist that the concerns of seniors should ...
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Proposed OSHA Smoking Ban Would Devastate Nevada Economy, Study Says
The study by John Dobra, an associate economics professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and director of the Natural Resource Industry Institute, was commissioned by the Reno and Las Vegas chambers of commerce to ...
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NFR Prize Money
* -- held in Oklahoma City.
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Nonprofit group to run redevelopment
Council members Wednesday told a city consultant they wanted to get the nonprofit operating quickly, hoping to reproduce the successes that similar entities have had in San Diego, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
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Steer Wrestling
1. Chad Bedell, Jensen, Utah, $80,057.
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Big turnaround brings Whitfield back
Fred Whitfield's mid-season turnaround in 1995 was perhaps equivalent to a 28-point, fourth-quarter comeback in football.
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Game boy
There's nothing up Viradeth Konkeosisouphanh's sleeve, nor can he pull rabbits out of hats.
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Blue Diamond residents win developer concessions
It isn't their ideal solution, but it's one they can live with.
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Columnist Jeff German: Casino industry set to put on new face for detractors
Frank Fahrenkopf, president of the Washington-based American Gaming Association, says the new marketing strategy will "put a face on the industry."
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Oscar, Pernell in May
The latest proof: Caesars Palace in Las Vegas will host a May fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Pernell Whitaker that might not have been agreed upon as recently as a week ago.
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PRCA Prize Money
PRCA Prize Money
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Davis has come a long way for his title
Jerome Davis is the first cowboy from east of the Mississippi River to win a world bull riding championship, according to PRCA records.
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LV health company acquisitions to have minor impact
Meanwhile, Southern Nevadans should see little ramifications as a result of the sale of a division of Las Vegas-based Transitional Hospitals Corp. to Nashville, Tenn.-based Behavioral Healthcare Corp.
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Judge lifts Southwest logging ban
U.S. District Court Judge Roger Strand ordered the ban removed after attorneys for the U.S. Forest Service submitted a document called a biological opinion.
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Escaped inmate back in prison
Nathaniel Meeks, 29, was apprehended by FBI agents about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, about eight hours after his seemingly successful getaway, said Howard Skolnik of the Nevada Department of Prisons.
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Errors lead to auto registration fines
"It's ripping off the public," said Carolyn Rondthaler of Las Vegas, one of those nabbed in the program to identify those without insurance.
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Top collegiate wrestlers battle in Primm tourney
In addition to the NCAA powers, seven of the top 10 NAIA teams will be competing in a dual tournament today.
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Columnist Joe Delaney: LV becomes Nashville West for NFR
For noncountry fans, Jay Leno takes over the MGM Grand Theatre, home of "EFX," doing 9 p.m. shows through Saturday. ... Wynonna and Kim Richey are the Caesars Palace attraction tonight through Sunday.
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Team roping's Bach a rodeo warrior
Allen Bach is a decorated war hero on the battlefields of professional rodeo team roping.
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Bowe promises different result
Until Andrew Golota was disqualified in the seventh round of his July 11 fight in New York with fellow heavyweight contender Riddick Bowe, he was winning easily and en route to a significant win.
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McKinnon reigns as Miss Rodeo America
Before a capacity crowd at the Flamingo Hilton Show Room, Miss Rodeo Utah, Tanya McKinnon, stood momentarily stunned when she heard her name announced as the 1996 Miss Rodeo America.
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Study: Smoking ban could cripple Nevada
Mark Smith, president of the Las Vegas chamber, said Wednesday that the state's economy could lose between $1.9 billion and $3.5 billion in tourism revenues over five years from lost business at restaurants, bars and ...
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World's biggest roundup at T&M
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The world's top-ranked cowboys and cowgirls will meet Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center for the first round of the $3.2 million National Finals Rodeo, the world championships of professional ...
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Calf Roping
*1. Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas, $97,031.
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Bareback Riding
*1. Marvin Garrett, Belle Fourche, S.D., $91,040.
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MLB Notes: Dodgers retain Butler; will sign Zeile
Outfielder Brett Butler, whose comeback from cancer last September was cut short by a broken left hand, has decided to play at least one more season.
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Lady Rebels sign 2 players for next year
McClain announced Wednesday that 6-foot guard Tina Garcia from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., and 6-foot forward Brooke Ingalls from Eastlake High School in Redmond, Wash., had signed letters of intent to ...
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College Roundup: Second half saves Jayhawks
The Jayhawks trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half against No. 4 Cincinnati on Wednesday night before righting themselves in a 72-65 victory in the final game of the Great Eight ...
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Identity of skeleton still unknown
The coroner's office has determined that the woman was white and between 20 to 30 years old with long red hair, yet her name remains a mystery.
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Cervi takes over barrel racing domain
There's no doubt about it. Sherry Cervi dominated professional barrel racing in 1995.
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NFR Coverage
* Television: Day 1 ESPN2 (Prime Cable channel 31) 8 p.m.; Day 2 ESPN2 8 p.m.; Day 3 ESPN2 8:30 p.m.; Day 4 ESPN2 8 p.m.; Day 5 ESPN2 8 p.m.; Day 6 ESPN2 11:30 ...
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Trump no-show at summit
Furious over an unfavorable investment advisory, gaming magnate Donald Trump canceled plans to match the role played by his rival Steve Wynn as a featured luncheon speaker at the American Gaming Summit.
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Bull Riding
1. Myron Duarte, Peyton, Colo., $81,381.
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Las Vegas Man Killed In Car-Truck Crash
Estell's car struck the rig near a fuel tank and the trailer burst into flames, the DPS said.
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Team Roping (Heeling)
1. Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, $58,859.
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LV Civic Ballet to present 'Holiday Collage' shows
Celebrating its 15th season, the civic ballet brings to the stage a program of classical dance. The company will be featured en pointe in "Gift of the Magi," choreographed by Jacqueline Koenig, along with a ...
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DOE researcher Howard dies at 62
Known as "Winnie" to her Las Vegas friends, Howard died Nov. 17 in Ft. Valley, Ga., and will be buried Saturday in Athens, Ga. She was 62.
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Sports Briefs: Picabo Street out for season
Street, the two-time World Cup downhill champion, tore ligaments and cartilage in her left knee in a downhill training crash Wednesday in Vail, Colo., requiring surgery that will sideline her at least six months.
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Bomb hoax costly to student
She has no criminal record, but school Principal Tom Brannan said the seriousness of her actions justified the 3-month suspension.
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Team Roping (Heading)
1. Tee Woolman, Llano, Texas, $58,859.
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McLain's attorneys blame adviser
McLain's attorney, David DuMouchel, told jurors in his opening argument Wednesday that they should keep Egan's deal with prosecutors in mind when he takes the stand.
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Hurley headin' for team roping title
In the end, the 1995 world championship was Bobby Hurley's to win or lose.
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Familiar NFR faces among the missing
Mike Beers has been to the National Finals Rodeo every year since the championship event moved to Las Vegas in 1985. As a matter of fact, he went to a few before that.
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George has no regrets
George, sitting on the front row at a recent Atlanta Hawks game along with former Falcon teammates Eric Metcalf and Craig Heyward, insists that he has no regrets about putting his NFL career on hold ...
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Behind the Billboard
Well, it was quite an evening at the 1996 Billboard Music Awards.
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Steer Roping
*1. Guy Allen, Lovington, N.M., $58,857.
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Badgers Tucson bound
Wisconsin is bowl-bound again.
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Inventor of Stomach Pouch Sued In Woman's Death
The suit contends that the 52-year-old Robertson underwent the prosedure at Fobi's suggestion in July 1993 when she weighed 180 pounds.
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City Council Briefs
* NEW POOLS -- For $10.5 million, two growing Las Vegas areas will get new gymnasiums and pools. The City Council Wednesday approved spending the money for the 45,000-square-foot facilities at Durango Drive and Cheyenne ...
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Hoedown set for Fremont Experience
BlackHawk, whose high-powered music has brought them to the forefront of today's country scene, will headline the event. Opening for them is Big House out of Bakersfield, Calif., which produced country music legends Merle Haggard ...
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2 Killed, 5 Injured In Collision Of Greyhound Bus, Car
The victims were identified as William Cowell, 66, and his 60-year-old wife, Marion.
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Lake Mead hosting open house
The public is invited to stop by the Alan Bible Visitor Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14 and 15 to visit with park staff and enjoy free refreshments.
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Billboard Award Winners
* CENTURY AWARD: Carlos Santana.
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Cops take heist leads off video
Metro Police are working with footage obtained from surveillance cameras inside the Super Pawn at 3021 Business Lane, near Industrial Road and Harmon Avenue, that captured the three gunmen in business suits.
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Reputed mobster targeted
The State Gaming Control Board will take up Blitzstein's case at its meeting Tuesday in Carson City.
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PRCA rules protect its stars -- animals
Virtually everyone -- especially members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association -- believes that animals should be treated humanely and with dignity.
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Recommendations on school sites delayed
Committee members were scheduled to vote Wednesday on recommendations for middle school and high school sites and forward those opinions to the Clark County School Board.
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Mortensen eyes 4th straight title
Dan Mortensen, 1993 world champion.
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LV woman sues inventor of stomach pouch
The suit contends that the 52-year-old Robertson underwent the procedure at Fobi's suggestion in July 1993 when she weighed 180 pounds.
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Suspect sought in killings of grandmother, grandson
An arrest warrant has been issued for the second of two suspects named in the brutal murder of a Las Vegas woman and her grandson who were asleep at the time in their beds.
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Detroit Officials Get Plenty of Advice at Las Vegas Gaming Summit
"Detroit is a market big enough that the major developers are certainly salivating," Roger Gros, senior editor of Casino Journal, told The Detroit News in a report published Thursday. "Detroit should work toward getting the ...
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'96 NFR Qualifiers
All-Around Cowboy
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Gamers urged to o unite in D.C.
Responding to a challenge from an anti-gaming member of the commission, MGM Grand Inc. Chairman Terry Lanni urged casino companies to present a united front in defining the gaming industry's role as part of American ...
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Editorial: Telephone issue more than static
Take CNA (caller name and address) now offered by Sprint Central Telephone-Nevada. The service provides callers a handy access to customers' phone numbers and addresses. On the surface it appears to be a good service, ...
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Local Briefs
* PUBLIC COMMENTS -- The North Las Vegas City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday night to alter the way it receives public comments at its meetings. In the past, citizens were allowed to file a "request ...
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Anteaters climbing uphill once again
After finishing 15-12 last year and in second place in the Big West at 11-7, things finally appeared to be looking up for UC Irvine's basketball program.
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Juvenile center planned
State Public Works Board Manager Eric Raecke said he negotiated the contract with Pace, which originally submitted the low bid of $8.2 million out of the 10 bids received. The 1995 Legislature authorized $7.6 million ...
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Back on top, Sparks ready to defend title
Every time a bullfighter steps into an arena, he takes risks. Big risks.
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Beaver doesn't take a backseat to anyone
Few rodeo cowboys have been as successful as Joe Beaver over the past decade, especially at the timed-event end of the arena.
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Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Billy Etbauer, Ree Heights, S.D., $123,953.
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Wind, Rain, Buffet Northern Nevada
With temperatures above freezing, the storm was mostly felt as rain the valleys and lower elevations of the Sierra, but a winter storm warning remainsed in effect for elevations above 7,000 feet.
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