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Archive for October 30, 1997

Chaparral, Durango hope to emerge as darkhorse
Jordan Phee simply thought he was entering the second year of rebuilding the football program at Chaparral.
11:56 a.m.
Gators to heap load on Glasper
Larry Thomas ain't messin' around -- his star, Jamar Glasper, is going to be a busy man tonight.
11:55 a.m.
8-1 Cimarron aims to cool red-hot Sundevils
Ken Trujillo must be one heck of a motivational speaker.
11:54 a.m.
Western's focus: Valley QB Jackson
Rich Stevens might have been funnin' a bit when asked how his Western Warriors figure to stop Valley quarterback Dion Jackson and his talented mates.
11:54 a.m.
This Week's Football Picks|
THE MATCHUP: Green Valley lost last two to go from first in the Sunrise to a road playoff game. Jamar Glasper is finally 100 percent for the Gators tonight and will figure prominently in their ...
11:53 a.m.
State 4A Football Playoff Matchups
Western (6-3) at Valley (6-3), 7 p.m.
11:49 a.m.
Whistleblower: Elardis off free
Legare, who once ran a spy squad for the Elardis, accused state gaming regulators Wednesday of letting the family off the hook for alleged misconduct during the six-year Culinary Union strike.
11:39 a.m.
Elardi: Family happy with 'whirlwind' Frontier deal
"If she's happy with the deal, I'm happy," Elardi said after testifying at a trial over a guest who was beaten by Culinary Union strikers in a 1993 sidewalk altercation.
11:38 a.m.
Rio announces major expansion
Rio officials unveiled the first phase of a new master plan that would create a new road access to the Las Vegas Strip, site work for a future resort and additions to the existing property. ...
11:33 a.m.
Center for children with HIV reopens
Parents and board members met with county mediators early today and agreed to open the doors while they work out their differences, said county spokesman Tom Warden.
11:33 a.m.
Bryan wants crackdown on Indian gaming in California
"The Justice Department has done an abysmal job of prosecuting illegal Indian gaming," Bryan, D-Nev., told a Senate hearing on Wednesday. "The failure by the U.S. attorneys to enforce the law has created a situation ...
11:25 a.m.
Apartment occupancy goes down
The quarterly U.S. Apartment Market Report, researched by Dallas-based M/PF Research Inc., says the Las Vegas occupancy rate fell to 90.6 percent in the second quarter of 1997 after three consecutive quarters at or above ...
11:25 a.m.
Area solar power construction may be heating up
Jan McAdams, an energy consultant, said solar-powered building has come down to earth in Las Vegas.
11:24 a.m.
Guard told that prison is no excuse for profanity
That's what a state hearing officer has told a prison guard in upholding a five-day suspension without pay.
11:23 a.m.
Judge: Rio's golf course fees are 'a little high'
But with a $300 green fee, is the Rio hotel-casino's golf course really a public facility?
11:22 a.m.
Elardi: Warning guests of violence was illegal
But Frontier general manager Tom Elardi testified Wednesday that the April 1993 incident involving Sean and Gail White was the only time during the six-year labor dispute that there was violence involving a registered hotel ...
11:21 a.m.
Tougher tests loom to graduate high school
The state Department of Education said Wednesday these tests in reading and math reflect higher academic standards required of students. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mary Peterson said students will not just occupy a seat ...
11:20 a.m.
Neighborhood College grads learn about unity
The 10-week program, initiated July 1 by the County Commission, is an opportunity for people of many different nationalities and communities to learn to make a difference in their neighborhoods.
11:19 a.m.
Wife-killer finally gets his wish: a death sentence
The crackling electrical charge from the device that is, in essence, a remote controlled stun gun, sent him tumbling from his chair and left him shaking uncontrollably on the floor as astonished jurors watched.
11:18 a.m.
Board: Pool contractors cannot collect fees up front
At its meeting Wednesday, the state Contractors Board also ruled that upon completion of each phase of construction, homeowners must be given lien releases, so subcontractors can't come back for payment if general contractors don't ...
11:14 a.m.
Four face charges in tavern robberies
Nelson Saint-Hilaire, 20, was arrested Tuesday and charged with robbery with a weapon and burglary with a weapon, Metro Police Lt. Larry Spinosa said.
11:13 a.m.
Man pleads guilty in accident that killed basketball player
Michael Allen Thompson, who was 20 when the car he was driving killed Rodrick McClure and his stepfather, James Addison, a day after Christmas last year, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of felony drunken ...
11:12 a.m.
Parents upset by closure of center devoted to HIV children
Parents dropping off their kids Tuesday morning found the doors closed to Reach Out, the only day-care center in Clark County that specifically accommodates children with or affected by the HIV virus. The center shut ...
10:59 a.m.
Letter: Clarifying columnist's remarks on Gates, DNC and GOP changes
Second, with regard to Jeff's report on my change in status with the Nevada Republican Party: In no way, shape, form or fashion did Chairman John Mason or anyone else attempt to "muzzle" or "purge" ...
10:55 a.m.
Letter: Nevada residents would be losers in nuke dump siting
A structure needs to be designed to carry out the intended function and built to withstand the different types of forces that may act against it.
10:54 a.m.
Letter: Run for elected office and ride the 'good ol' boy' bus
And should one of my employees or a citizen blow the whistle on me, I will be allowed to ruin their lives and deprive them and their families of the same things in life that ...
10:52 a.m.
State banking contracts go out to bid
State Treasurer Bob Seale asked Wednesday for bids on a full range of banking services.
10:47 a.m.
Computers take a byte out of the car design process
Sitting before a glowing screen hooked to a basement full of Cray supercomputers, a Chrysler engineer designing the new Concorde sedan ran dozens of simulations of that simple act. He was trying to create a ...
10:46 a.m.
Air conditioning exec sentenced to nine years in prison
U.S. District Judge Lloyd George also ordered Christensen and the two companies he ran, World Air Conditioning and M.J. Wood & Associates Inc., to make restitution totaling $3.8 million to the Internal Revenue Service and ...
10:40 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: White House, Miller pressuring Jones to run for governor
On Monday, Vice President Al Gore telephoned Jones to promise her White House backing if she runs.
10:39 a.m.
Teenager dies after 'weird' turn of events
According to a witness, 14-year-old Miguel Valencia ran to a house on Solteros Street, near the 5500 block of Flamingo Road, about 8:30 p.m. and asked for help but wasn't making any sense, traffic Sgt. ...
10:29 a.m.
Obituaries for October 30, 1997
Matthew Ryan Anguiano, 2 1/2 months, of North Las Vegas died Saturday in North Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 3, 1997, in Las Vegas.
10:28 a.m.
Rio to build new 3,000-room hotel
Rio officials unveiled the first phase of a new master plan that would create a new road access to the Las Vegas Strip, site work for a future resort and additions to the existing property. ...
10:27 a.m.
NLV on road to better business
Sixteen homes, a half-dozen businesses and part of a school bit the dust, but from that rubble along Lake Mead Boulevard has come better access through the heart of downtown North Las Vegas.
10:25 a.m.
Where I Stand: Success for people with disabilities doesn't come easy
Last night at Sam's Town, the Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities honored these very special people. The Governor's Awards Dinner has come a long way since it was first held in the ...
10:25 a.m.
Letter: Government shouldn't be in business of child care
I, for one, do not accept this responsibility. I do not have any children. If I did have children, I would consider it my job to care for them -- either through staying home with ...
10:17 a.m.
Letter: Jefferson wanted to protect church from government intrusion
This is the same Jefferson who gave leadership to the founding of the University of Virginia and recommended that students be allowed to pray and worship together on campus and, if need be, to meet ...
10:16 a.m.
Illegal weapons makers expected to change pleas
Rausch, 25, who graduated at the top his police academy class, was charged with conspiracy and four counts of possession and transfer of illegal machine guns.
10:15 a.m.
Reno mall gets new cineplex
Park Lane retailers are hoping it will lure more shoppers.
10:14 a.m.
Telephone workers narrowly missed by firing Navy jet
The tower is located on the Navy's Bravo 20 aviation training range, 35 miles north of Fallon.
10:13 a.m.
A Night in Purgatory: The Finished Story
It was the opening night at the enchanting new Purgatory mega-resort with its otherworldly theme, and "Buck" O'Rama, the legendary Irish mogul, was determined to put on a show.
10:01 a.m.
Land of 'Valley-Speak' Seeks To Secede From L.A., for Sure
LOS ANGELES -- Jay Leno suggests calling it "Off-Ramp Acres." Or perhaps "Newer Jersey" or "Unknown Actorville."
9:58 a.m.
Box Score: Grizzlies 6, Thunder 5
First Period -- 1, Las Vegas, Pattison 1 (Day), 1:11; 2, Utah, Modry 1 (O'Brien, Prosofsky), 4:00 (pp); 3, Utah, Knipscheer 3 (Namestnikov, Miller), 5:41 (pp); 4, Las Vegas, Pattison 2 (Slaney, Bancroft), 14:26 (pp). ...
9:56 a.m.
One Man's Crusade to Heal Illiteracy Ills
COMPTON, CALIF. -- The Rev. Alfreddie Johnson says the problem with inner-city America is not the usual litany of woes: drugs, crime, gangs, teen-pregnancy, domestic abuse.
9:56 a.m.
Box Score: Ice Dogs 5, Thunder 0
First Period -- 1, Long Beach, Jutras 1 (Ast, Ignatjev), 3:26 (pp); 2, Long Beach, Augusta 3 (Williams, Lambert), pp, 14:01. Penalties: Quinney, Las Vegas (high sticking), 2:30; Finn, Long Beach (slashing), 4:38; Klimovich, Las ...
9:54 a.m.
Jordan Doubts Its King
AMMAN, JORDAN -- The banners have been hung, the posters of smiling politicians have been plastered to walls, and opposition candidates have already begun to cry foul in Jordan's upcoming Nov. 4 parliamentary election.
9:54 a.m.
Box Score: Thunder 7, Aeros 0
First Period -- 1, Las Vegas, Day 3 (Klimovich, Suchy) 6:38. Penalties: Kurtz, Las Vegas (high sticking) 1:59; Lariviere, Las Vegas (boarding) 11:05; Cull, Houston (tripping) 14:24; Kruppke, Houston (interference) 17:58.
9:53 a.m.
A Tough Buy: Child-Woven Carpets
MIRZAPUR, INDIA -- Chandrama looks at the half-finished carpet and then puts a taut and sinewed hand next to his knee.
9:52 a.m.
Box Score: Thunder 5, Dragons 4 (SO)
First Period -- None. Penalties: Rud, San Antonio (delay of game), 1:51; Loewen, Las Vegas (holding), 11:52; Klimovich, Las Vegas (hooking), 14:21.
9:51 a.m.
US Warms To Hockey's Ice Queens
9:50 a.m.
Box Score: Thunder 4, Aeros 2
First Period -- None. Penalties:Trombley, Las Vegas (slashing), 11:49; Day, Las Vegas (fighting), 20:00; Stewart, Houston, (fighting), 20:00
9:48 a.m.
Women Spur N. Ireland Talks
DUBLIN, IRELAND -- The peace talks on the future of Northern Ireland have been underway for more than a month, with representatives of the two opposing communities reporting slow progress, after a rocky start.
9:48 a.m.
Row Erupts in Britain Over Ensuring Civil Rights
LONDON -- Britain is about to turn its back on a key aspect of its own 300-year-old legal tradition and embrace a human rights system that has operated in continental Europe since the end of ...
9:46 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: 'Dracula' drops in for a snack this weekend
"Dracula" and "Frankenstein" are arguably the definitive horror classics. ... The authors of both novels were Irish. ... Bram Stoker wrote "Dracula" and Mary Shelley, wife of the poet, authored "Frankenstein" as a competition with ...
9:44 a.m.
Dial File: Appraiser of 'Frasier' -- a sitcom savior
There's a phrase you hear associated with television all the time -- assuming you haven't taken your medication lately.
9:43 a.m.
Ghost Writer: Clyde Dinkins
"The story intrigued me," says Dinkins, a native of Rochester, N.Y., who moved to Las Vegas four years ago when his car broke down on the way to California. "It (the story) was so creative, ...
9:39 a.m.
Selections from spooky scribes
Our readers fancied themselves quite the cross between Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe, unfurling their fiendish imaginations to finish up "A Night in Purgatory," our Halloween tale of murder, mystery and mayhem.
9:38 a.m.
Poll places Rebels No. 3 in Mountain
But with the Rebels missing a few key performers, the usual suspects surfaced at the top of this year's WAC men's basketball media preseason poll.
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Steve Carp: BYU coach not afraid of challenge
So imagine the Maalox moments Brigham Young basketball fans have endured the past couple of years.
9:36 a.m.
Editorial: Frontier strike end a relief
The nation's longest-running strike -- six years -- is set to end when a Kansas industrialist and hotelier, Phil Ruffin, takes over the Frontier Hotel, which he purchased from the Elardi family.
9:35 a.m.
QB duel down to Moreno
The big quarterback showdown was supposed to take place in less than 48 hours at Sam Boyd Stadium.
9:35 a.m.
Trainer says Moorer at peak for Holyfield
His previous trainer quit in frustration, walking away from big money and a heavyweight champion.
9:28 a.m.
Cheveldae's homecoming
While there was no news on McSorley's prospects to become an assistant with the Tampa Bay Lightning, his Thunder prepared for its visit to the Palace of Auburn Hills, where it faces the Detroit Vipers ...
9:28 a.m.
Columnist John McCarron: Howell wins at Sam's Town
Howell's 595 ($66) beat Susan Johnson's 590 ($40). Chris Halladay's 582 ($30) gave her third while Yvonne Fredieu 579 ($20) held on for fourth.
9:28 a.m.
UNLV's Nesby: I just want to win
Tyrone Nesby was facing a difficult decision. Or so it seemed.
9:26 a.m.
Old Carson River power dam blown up
Richard Mirgon, emergency management director for Douglas County, said Fallon Naval Air Station explosives experts volunteered to reduce a remaining 60-foot-wide, 30-foot high section of the dam to rubble.
9:25 a.m.
Nevada still getting new business from other states, less from California
"What happened is that California woke up, and found out how to hold on to its companies in the last year or two. In some cases, they have moved them within the state," he said.
9:24 a.m.
Insurance for infertility sought
Supersano, of Reno, says the Nevada group will ask the 1999 Legislature to require insurance companies to include coverage for infertility in health policies.
9:24 a.m.
Local governments fight state's court-fees collection
Tom Grady of the Nevada League of Cities said the money collected in local courts goes to fund law enforcement and judicial programs.
9:23 a.m.
Airlines report fewer passengers
Most of the decrease in passenger traffic was attributed to an unusually high number of passengers in September 1996, when Southwest Airlines had a $25 fare special, officials said. During the sale, other airlines matched ...
9:23 a.m.
LV's Smith wins fight
LV's Smith wins fight
8:48 a.m.
Rebels successful in Rolex Regional Championships
Rebels successful in Rolex Regional Championships
8:47 a.m.
IHL Standings through October 29, 1997
Northeast Division
8:41 a.m.
IHL recaps for Oct. 29
ORLANDO--Hubie McDonough's goal at 16:38 of the second period gave the Orlando Solar Bears a 2-1 win over the Michigan K-Wings Wednesday at the Orlando Arena. The win, Orlando's fourth straight, moves the Solar Bears ...
5:17 a.m.
Paris Open
5:17 a.m.
Movie Guys: Fright flicks from the video vaults for some vintagescream-a-thons
But fear not: They're all treats. Not a trick in the bunch.
4:38 a.m.
PBA Ebonite Challenge, Final results
1, John Mazza, Shelby Township, Mich., 929, 4 games, $21,000.
3:46 a.m.
Friday at Bay Meadows
1st race 6 fur Fil 3YO Mdn Clm
3:39 a.m.
Friday at Aqueduct
1st race 7 fur 3YO&up Mdn Clm
3:39 a.m.
National Forest designation sought; locals say bill premature
The management unit was created in 1973 from parts of the Tahoe, Eldorado and Toiyabe national forests, and the proposed designation would enhance the basin's status, the lawmakers said.
3:29 a.m.

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