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Archive for December 18, 1996

Cybermall Address
Cybermall Address
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Court papers: Frontier falsified letter
The employee, 68-year-old Virginia Cook, was let go in 1990 for reportedly bad-mouthing Frontier owner Margaret Elardi.
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Peter Benton: Davies contradicts logic, but she's rich
Take LPGA player Laura Davies.
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Rebels in national spotlight
Perhaps 21 seasons at Syracuse have mellowed Boeheim. Or his girlfriend Jill has had a calming influence. Or the fact he brought the Orangemen on an unexpected journey to the NCAA title game last season ...
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Advertising online paying off in LV
Bohn's firm, Profile of Nevada, supplies human resource and management assistance to companies in the form of pre- and post-employment evaluations. She says it's the kind of business where she has to generate demand by ...
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County on cable closer
"We believe responsible government programming is an important asset," Bass explained Tuesday to the County Commission.
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Media Notes: Higgins leaving Channel 8, returning to Tulsa
Scott Higgins can go home again.
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Baby, it's cold outside, but it has been colder
The 27-degree low recorded this morning tied for the second coldest day of the year, but was 5 degrees off the record set in 1945 for Dec. 18. It was the coldest day of the ...
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Miller: Too late for DOE to change rules
The DOE wants to amend the siting criteria but Miller says no way. He fears the changes will make it easier to justify constructing the dump 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
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Listeners looking for edge in finding $10,000 rock
That's what some might say to listeners of The Edge, radio station KEDG 103.5-FM.
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Like it or not, NBA scouts at tourney
Only these spectators won't be surveying unfortunate victims. As NBA scouts and executives, they'll be evaluating potential millionaires.
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Reid ousted at BYU
"What else can happen to this team?" senior center Jeff Campbell asked. "This is a serious blow. We're having a tough enough time just playing basketball."
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Paula Del Giudice: Yule gifts for sportsmen
I, for one, will be busy in front of the television that day watching my beloved Steelers once again win a Super Bowl title and will not be at Borders Books.
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Key votes up to new School Board
As a sign of compromise, the School Board will let its new members take final action on two key issues.
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Commission approves $12 million in pay raises
The County Commission Tuesday approved collective bargaining agreements for about 6,300 county and University Medical Center staff that guarantee a 4 percent cost-of-living increase this year and a 4 percent hike next year.
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NFL Notes: Novacek may go in playoffs
What would be the best thing that could happen to the struggling, 24th-ranked Dallas Cowboys offense?
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Georgetown vs. Pacific in LV
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- UNLV fans will receive a late Christmas present in the form of an extra basketball game, courtesy of Michael Gaughan and the Barbary Coast.
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Convention pioneer Jamison dies
David Jamison, a one-time Hoover Dam worker and truck company owner who helped pioneer the lucrative convention and exposition service industry in Las Vegas, has died. He was 79.
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Where I Stand: Vehicle to level tax payments has some obvious flaws
During the next 45 days, two county commissioners, two City Council members and a gaming executive will meet in secret to come up with a plan to level the amount of taxes paid by residents ...
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Sports Briefs: Yankees replace Key with Wells
Wells, a 33-year-old left-hander, became the Yankees' primary pitching target last Friday after Roger Clemens spurned New York and agreed to a $24.75 million, three-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. New York had been ...
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Fishing report
Fishing report
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Clinic remodeling proving costly
The base bid includes 3,300 square feet of clinic renovation, the fire suppression system, site work, heating and air conditioning.
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Horton recruited UNR star Myles for Wolf Pack
DeShone Myles, the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year, has UNLV head coach Jeff Horton to thank for his stellar career at Nevada-Reno.
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Ambassadors held hostage
Rebels from the Tupac Amaru movement attacked the Japanese ambassador's house as the party began around 8 p.m. Tuesday, setting off explosions and exchanging gunfire with police for almost an hour. Two hostages and a ...
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Christensen, Bingham say tearful goodbye
Commissioners Jay Bingham and Paul Christensen said good bye to the people they'd worked with for more than a decade in office, marking their last official commission meeting Tuesday with a teary farewell.
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New pioneers relive history
To the right, standing over Yucca Flats, is Bald Mountain and the Pint-Sized Range, to the north, the south end of the Belted Range.
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Public lands bill future brighter
Michael Dwyer, district manager for the Bureau of Land Management, voiced support Tuesday for legislation that would sell 14,000 acres of BLM land in Las Vegas to the highest bidder.
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WAC Standings
Mountain Division
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Louisiana approves Hilton-Bally Deal
Approval by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board was the final action needed, Hilton attorneys told the board members.
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Myles and Co. back at Boyd
Whatever the outcome of Thursday night's Las Vegas Bowl V, Nevada-Reno linebacker DeShone Myles expects to have a more enjoyable homecoming this year.
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Hunter ed classes set
Registration for the class begins on Dec. 26 at 8 a.m. To enroll call NDOW at 486-5127.
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Letter: Let the smokers cough up business for new casinos
These nonsmokers should look at the other side of the coin. We are healthier, and think of all the money we are saving on cigarettes and all the money we can save by staying out ...
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Gifts of furniture brighten holidays
Yet when mother Michelle answered a knock on her door Tuesday morning and saw the Walker Furniture delivery truck parked curbside with three rooms of furnishings inside, in came the biggest morale boost of a ...
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Letter: Nonsmoking policy will not harm Las Vegas casinos
The naysayers in California said the restaurant industry would truly suffer. People in California still eat in restaurants, and they are opening new ones every day! Here's to our health.
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Elko privatizing county hospital
Despite the early negotiations with LHS, Woodbury said the commission's vote does not preclude any other entity from entering into negotiations.
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Letter: Accent headline came from Mars in recent SUN edition
Many people don't realize that local editors write their own headlines (and photo captions) on wire service stories based on size requirements for the page layout.
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Gov. Miller says policy needed for nuclear hauling accidents
"The scenario we saw in Nebraska is something I've been aware of for a number of years," Miller said Tuesday. "I have approached federal agencies on this hole in nuclear policy in the past, and ...
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Letter: Grumbling about service from business is out of line
Did this person write Wells Fargo and get a response? Don't stoop to this low level of public complaint. If you do, people will expect you to publish letters of complaint about poor service at ...
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Ely awaiting new post office
Once the land is purchased and the building constructed, the East Ely post office will be phased out and the current main office will become a branch.
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Ethics Commission to decide Rosenberg case
"If they don't like that, let them go to court and stop us," Bilyeu said.
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A bit of Louisiana debuting in Vegas
Well, me-o-my-o!
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State's taxable sales hit $2 bil. plateau
But a university economist warns there are uncertainties on the horizon that could lead to a downturn.
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Tourism, gaming industries get no respect in Washington
Trade executives were urged to make their economic clout known during the 13th annual Governor's Conference on Travel and Tourism, which concluded Tuesday at Caesars Palace.
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A lifetime of laughs from lounge legend Greene
The comedian is only the second person to win the award. Blackie Hunt, a longtime local entertainer, is the other.
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Prep Roundup: Valley overcomes Gorman in 2 OT
In a double-overtime thriller, visiting Valley beat Bishop Gorman, 85-77. The victory marks the first time since 1994-95 that either of the Sunset Division's powers, Gorman or two-time defending state champ Durango, have been beaten ...
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Chiefs recommend discipline against officers in Tahoe brawl
A number of other off-duty officers also were present at the Oct. 13 party.
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University Finances Reviewed by Legislature Auditors
"If indeed they were bank errors, it shouldn't have taken so long for the institutions to find the errors and get them straightened out," said Price, a frequent critic of the university system's financial practices.
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Four get probation in case that began as kidnapping, rape
District Judge Stephen Huffaker on Tuesday gave probation to the quartet, although the state Parole and Probation Department had recommended that they get the maximum six-year prison terms.
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Correction
* A column in Monday's SUN incorrectly identified the organizer of a new political group named Citizens United to Reform the Economy. The UNLV assistant political science professor forming the group to fight the growing ...
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Company confident SportsPark a hit
That's the price tag for the company's first All-American SportPark project to be built on a 65-acre site at the south end of the Strip by the end of next year.
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Local Briefs
* FOREMAN KILLED -- A construction foreman killed when a grader ran over him in North Las Vegas has been identified as 58-year-old John Pack of Henderson. Crews were grading at a construction site at ...
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School district spending
* $13,585,727 to various vendors for purchase orders for such things as computer hardware and software, copy machines, legal fees, library books, textbooks, classroom furniture, magazine subscriptions, land purchases, consultation fees and construction contracts.
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AG probe of Frontier sought
Blackie Evans, executive secretary-treasurer of the Nevada AFL-CIO, sent a letter to Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa on Tuesday requesting the probe.
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Wild horses rule change proposed
That would eliminate representatives from Clark, Washoe, Elko and Douglas Counties, as well as Carson City. Combined, those counties make up more than 90 percent of the state population.
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Dean Juipe: Road weary local teams tough it out
Similarly, the UNLV men's basketball team hasn't played here since Nov. 29, and the Lady Rebels haven't played here since Nov. 24. The men are finally home Saturday, while the women have a home game ...
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State housing program credited for 15,170 loans
On Sept. 30, her American dream was realized when she got a loan from the Nevada Housing Division.
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Common Cause's future in Nevada teetering badly
Ellen Nelson, executive director of the state organization for the past year and the only paid employee, is resigning effective Dec. 31 for "health and personal reasons."
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Table tennis tournament beginning today
Benny Yeh of Las Vegas returns as Nevada's only defending national champion, leading a Silver State contingent which is expected to reach 25, including 20 from Southern Nevada, before registration closes.
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Koentopp sued over reward
Larry Koentopp, the former owner of the Las Vegas Stars baseball team, made the offer after searches by officials and volunteers of the sandstone recreation area west of Las Vegas failed to find the woman.
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County Briefs
* DEWEY CARE -- The County Commission has voted to spend $396,000 to bail out the financially troubled Dewey Animal Care Center. The decision Tuesday saves the center's contract with the county to provide animal ...
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Clues sought for missing tourists
An extensive search coordinated by the Nevada Division of Investigation has turned up no hints as to the travelers' whereabouts since their car was found abandoned with three flat tires in a ravine off Anvil ...
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Commission creates town of Enterprise
The County Commission unanimously approved a petition Tuesday to create the unincorporated town of Enterprise, and then voted to remove about 1,700 acres that include the Rhodes Ranch master-planned community and a 310-acre regional park. ...
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2 Va. Tech players are disciplined
The players were arrested Monday, and each was charged with one count of rape and attempted sodomy. They were released on $45,000 bond apiece and denied raping the woman.
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A bit of Louisiana debuting in Vegas
The $173 million Orleans hotel-casino opens its doors at 7 tonight, bringing an upscale property reminiscent of the French Quarter to Las Vegas. The 840-room resort, developed by Coast Resorts -- owner of the Gold ...
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