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Archive for September 18, 1996

NFL Notes: Switzer rumor is 'rubbish' -- Jones
Barry Switzer leaving after this year?
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San Diego State troubles mount
Ted Tollner has had better weeks. But things could get worse for San Diego State's coach before they improve.
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Peter Benten: Farkas' 68 tops Sun City event
Bill Farkas (LVCC) shot a sparkling 4-under-par 68 on the first day to take low individual honors.
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Feds give $3 mil. for homeless
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada/H.E.L.P. Partnership, the Economic Opportunity Board of Clark County and the Women's Development Center will receive Supportive Housing Program grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Environmentally Friendly Crowd Gathering for Clinton Visit
Some of Utah's congressional delegation were angry about the proposed 1.9 million acre "Canyon of the Escalante" National Monument. However, the Utah residents who traveled to Arizona to hear Clinton seemed supportive of the idea.
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Feds probe actions of Disneyland guards
Myron Marlin, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Justice, confirmed the case was under review for possible civil-rights violations but declined to talk about the status of the investigation.
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Sports Briefs: $500,000 bid for Murray ball
Jones agreed Tuesday to sell the ball to the founder of the Psychic Friends Network for $500,000, the most ever paid for a piece of sports memorabilia, according to USA Today.
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Commissioners adopt affordable housing plan
Tuesday's decision marks the first time the county has developed a comprehensive plan for providing low-cost housing to people who otherwise can't afford it, with $500,000 in county funds earmarked this year.
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Media Notes: ESPN's Mayne wrestles with a life-and-death problem
When Kenny Mayne sits behind ESPN's "SportsCenter" desk, he has a lot going on.
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Coffman turns the corner
The sophomore cornerback from San Diego was ready to give up football last month and join the Navy. But just before he was going to enlist, he realized how much he missed playing.
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Death penalty dropped in Meegan case
But it wasn't the jury's choice.
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Groundwork laid for selling justice bonds
The commission unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday outlining the details of the public safety bond issue approved by a 2-1 margin by voters in the Sept. 3 primary election. Those details tell prospective bond brokers ...
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Tour operators, Park Service sound off over canyon flights
The hearings on proposed new flight rules over the Grand Canyon are set for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. each day at Cashman Field Center, Rooms 107-108.
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Another GOP primary set for District 1
The election for the District 1 seat is set for Tuesday. Early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
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Dean Juipe: Hawaii woes give Rebels hope for win
So they'll be 0-5 in two weeks.
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Ferraro, Sununu square off
Former Democratic vice presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro and former White House Chief of Staff John Sununu offered differing views, to say the least, during a debate Tuesday night as part of UNLV's Barrick Lecture Series.
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Hospital, cops swamped with calls about Shakur
"We're still getting calls," said Dale Pugh, spokesman at University Medical Center, where Shakur died Friday, six days after he was shot on East Flamingo Road.
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Calif. OKs chemical castration
Wilson's signing Tuesday is likely to create interest in Nevada to approve a similar bill during the 1997 Legislature, says an assemblywoman serving on a subcommittee studying criminal sexual behavior.
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PEER: Changes Needed In State Gambling Practices
The commission's actions must demonstrate that it " exists to protect the general public, not to promote the industry which it regulates," said the report, obtained earlier than its Thursday release date by the Clarion-Ledger ...
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Police seek identity of body found in desert
A motorcyclist found the body about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday while riding in a desert area near Losee Road, north of Elkhorn Road. Authorities have not confirmed his identity but believe he was Hispanic and about ...
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McKenna's niece recalls his help
Jennifer McKenna Zurflueh, now five months pregnant, said "Uncle Pat" was there for her during her stormy first marriage at age 18. He encouraged her to move ahead after her divorce and pursue an ice-skating ...
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County-approved spending
* $5.45 MILLION: To Wells Cargo for the construction of improvements on Desert Inn Road between Jones and Valley View boulevards, including portions of Wynn Road and a parcel on the southeast corner of Arville ...
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County news briefs
* FLAMINGO CROSSING -- Plans for pedestrian bridges at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road are slowly turning into a mirage. The County Commission pushed a report back two weeks as several hotel-casino properties on ...
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Serving the community
* SILENT AUCTION -- Ann-Margret and her husband, Roger Smith, will host the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation's "Profiles in Courage" silent auction and dinner on Sept. 28 at the Las Vegas Hilton. The silent auction ...
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County Delays Action on Strip Bridges
The county is considering building pedestrian bridges, similar to those at Tropicana and the Strip. But Mirage Resorts Inc. wants tunnels, saying bridges would obstruct views of their new $1.3 billion Bellagio resort, now under ...
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Traffic detours planned for Main, Flamingo
On Thursday, traffic along Main Street between Stewart and Ogden avenues will be detoured from 2 to 4:30 a.m. while a crew from Marnell Corrao Construction Company installs an overhead pedestrian crosswalk with a crane. ...
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Timber project limited
Instead of as much as 17 million board feet, the project will now yield about 10 million board feet. The area to be logged has been cut from 3,700 acres to 1,711 acres, and the ...
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Filipino community wants answers
The meeting will focus on planning a public demonstration in the wake of Gerry Waje's death, and hammer out a strategy to make police accountable for their actions.
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Clark County's most wanted
SUSPECT: Barney David Collins
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Leader of crack ring gets 30 years
Prosecutors argued that Hogan was a leader in the illegal drug ring that funneled more than 49 pounds of cocaine to Northern Nevada from 1989 to 1994.
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Court ruling causes turmoil among injured workers
The 3-2 opinion has angered injured workers in the State Industrial Insurance System, who said they may carry their cases to the federal court.
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Guard plan helps youths gain GEDs
Applicants will be assessed Sept. 25-28 at the National Guard training facility at Stead, outside Reno. The National Guard will either pay for or provide transportation to and from the assessment program.
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Atlantis prepares for linkup
"We're sure anxious to see Shannon looking out the window in Mir," crew member Tom Akers told NBC late Tuesday night.
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Boys who started Genoa blaze receive stiff fines
The boys, aged 13 and 14, were charged with one felony count of destruction of property by fire and a misdemeanor count of cruelty to an animal.
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Microsoft pirate suspect arrested
Huong, a native of Taiwan, was arrested Saturday at Los Angeles International Airport while was waiting for a flight to Taipei, prosecutors said.
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Record fall flight of ducks on way from Canada
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates this year's fall flight of ducks will be 89.5 million, 16 percent greater than last year's 77 million fall flight.
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Claims of HIV fail to close three legal brothels in Ely
Stephanie Pleasants, owner of the Stardust Ranch, said she had never had an applicant test positive in Ely, although some were turned away after testing positive for venereal disease.
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Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Team Nevada in top form for Transplant Games
Our local representatives, each a member of the Nevada Kidney Foundation, flew to Salt Lake City to take part in the games held at the University of Utah campus. Prior to their departure, Team Nevada ...
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Bush pays surprise visit to Elko school
Some 700 students welcomed him on Tuesday as he passed through Spring Creek, hoping for a wave, according to Principal Joe DeBraga.
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Sagebrush Rebel targets Del Papa
Edward Presley, a Republican state Senate candidate from Elko, is asking the high court to force Del Papa to represent those who are battling the federal government for control of public lands.
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Professor: Weigh abuse
Professor Stephen Pittel of Berkeley, Calif., said Tuesday it was possible that childhood beatings and a brutal and humiliating juvenile detention may have encouraged McKenna's aggressive behavior.
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Better deal for convention center
Errecart said the new proposal would be considerably stripped down, but still would be large enough to accommodate hockey or basketball games, but would be more geared toward performances and exhibits, the Elko Daily Free ...
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Odor closes Henderson courts down
About 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, employees in the city building at 243 Water St. were overcome by fumes they said made it difficult for them to breathe.
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Editorial: Planning chief's firing a harsh move
Kristaponis, who had worked for the city for 14 months before being fired effective Monday, had applied to head up the planning department in San Francisco.
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Vegas Police Consult with L.A. Officers in Rap Star's Shooting
"Our official stance is it is still unclear as to a motive or suspects," said Metro Sgt. Kevin Manning, who is heading the investigation. "We are not getting any substantial new help from the Tupac ...
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