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Archive for September 30, 1997

Rebels 36-hole leaders in Preview Invitational
Junior Charley Hoffman (71-68--139) led UNLV individually after shooting 5 under par on the day, good enough to tie for second place. J.J. Henry of TCU leds the tourney with a 9-under 135.
11:55 a.m.
Preview Invitational
Team Standings
11:37 a.m.
Marlins (92-70) vs Giants (90-72)
SCHEDULE
11:21 a.m.
40 Saves in a season
Through 1997 season
11:21 a.m.
Mark McGwire Home Runs
1 - April 3, vs. Cleveland (Hershiser)
11:21 a.m.
Lawmaker to attend Christian rally in Washington
So enthusiastic is Ensign about the rally that he plans to put up 10 visitors from southern Nevada at the Arlington, Va., home he shares with three other lawmakers.
11:04 a.m.
Chavez vs. Gonzalez postponed
"I feel bad, but I cannot step into the ring unless I am 100 percent physically ready," Chavez said Monday.
10:56 a.m.
Crash kills BYU player from Henderson
"We are shocked and saddened by the loss of an outstanding young man who had such great promise," BYU coach LaVell Edwards said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
10:56 a.m.
UNLV is in hunt for best players
But instead of having the door slammed in his face, the welcome mat remains out for the Rebels' coaching staff. UNLV still is in the hunt for some of the nation's top players.
10:55 a.m.
Stunning decision permits McCall to fight
"In all candor, Oliver wasn't expecting this," said Marty Keach, a Las Vegas attorney serving as McCall's co-counsel. "He'll be tickled pink."
10:55 a.m.
Nevada parole rates are going up
For the year, 47 percent of inmates who got parole hearings were ordered released on parole. Over the period, 2,524 inmates of 5,394 who were interviewed won their freedom.
10:53 a.m.
Man to face death penalty in child's killing
Alvaro Mejia-Ortiz and Ana Romero are charged with killing the boy in 1994. They are accused of causing his death by abuse and also face abuse charges involving two younger children.
10:53 a.m.
Firm: State law shields directors
Profit Financial Corp., a Seattle company that conducts financial seminars and publishes books by its chief executive officer, Wade Cook, is asking its shareholders to approve the shift of its incorporation to Nevada. The vote ...
10:51 a.m.
Sunrise Hospital changes anesthesia policy
The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services found that the hospital "failed to furnish anesthesia services in a well-organized manner."
10:50 a.m.
UNLV coach wins strength contest
Philippi, UNLV's strength and condition coach, squatted five showgirls and nine lead bars (955 pounds), deadlifted four boulders (810 pounds) and ran with a 36,000-pound bus strapped to his back as he went 131 feet ...
10:42 a.m.
UNLV defense led by field general Patton
SCOTT PATTON knows what it takes to excel in two sports. He has witnessed it up close.
10:41 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Thunder is lacking continuity
From a business standpoint, if the Thunder wants to change its logo to incorporate Boom Boom, it's popular polar bear mascot, that's ... well, their business. Merchandising a minor league franchise almost has become more ...
10:40 a.m.
Denton flagged as receiver
But rather than call signals, Denton heard them from his position as a wide receiver.
10:40 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: B.C. Open winner, Ryder Cuppers commit to LVI
Hjertstedt was joined by former LVI champion Paul Azinger, Allen Doyle, David Edwards, Dudley Hart, Tim Herron, Jim McGovern, Steve Pate, Kevin Sutherland and former PGA Champion Hal Sutton in announcing their intentions Monday to ...
10:40 a.m.
Preps: Boys and Girls Tennis notes
Preps: Boys and Girls Tennis notes
10:29 a.m.
Preps: Undefeated Gator soccer team winning ugly
Vince Hart considers himself a soccer purist but admits he's going against the grain a bit.
10:28 a.m.
Whistleblower says he's prison target because of heritage
"I have a civil suit against the prison," said James Yered. "I was a pharmacist at the prison for 4 1/2 years and I'm a whistleblower about illegal activities in the pharmacy."
10:19 a.m.
Woman offers alibi for accused killer
But Metro Police stand by the arrest of Linaman, 19, on Thursday, several hours after 20-year-old Richard Radcliffe was stabbed to death in the parking lot of his apartment complex.
10:17 a.m.
Teacher sues over alleged firing attempts
The dispute began in January 1995 when Verna called the Henderson Fire Department to complain that the overcrowding in her classroom prohibited a safe evacuation in the event of a fire.
10:16 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: U.S. attorney's office reorganizes campaign against crime
Landreth has reorganized the division into three new sections to maximize resources in the war on crime.
10:14 a.m.
Strohmeyer attorneys seek dismissal of murder charges
In court documents filed Monday, the attorneys for 18-year-old Jeremy Stohmeyer complained that prosecutors violated state law by letting the attorney for a key witness appear with him in the July grand jury proceedings.
10:12 a.m.
Couple offers reward in 24-year-old murder case
Barbara Jean Kirk, 19, was found dead May 3, 1973, in her burning apartment at the Bonanza Gardens Apartments at 2750 E. Bonanza Road.
10:07 a.m.
Venetian, Union give a little on pickets
It didn't turn out that way.
10:05 a.m.
Schroeder: National tax on gaming likely
"Governments are desperately seeking new sources of revenue," Schroeder said during a news conference Monday at UNLV. "You can tax (gambling) on the theory that it isn't good for people and it's discretionary."
10:04 a.m.
Union offers reward in Adelson hate crime case
The words "Dead Jews" were scrawled with a bar of soap on the poolhouse mirror and an old beer bottle at Adelson's home on Sept. 17.
9:55 a.m.
Teacher files suit against School District
The lawsuit filed by Kelly Verna seeks $3 million in compensatory and punitive damages from the school district, Assistant Superintendent Edward Goldman and Burkholder Principal Diana Chalfant.
9:55 a.m.
Rejected expansion for Summerlin resort may move forward
Seven Circle Resorts, the developer of the project, recently asked the commission for approval to build a second 300-room hotel tower for its planned upscale resort-hotel-casino on 54 acres at the southwest corner of Rampart ...
9:54 a.m.
Parole officer's suspension upheld
Hearing Officer John Graves said Michael Tricoli "got a little badge heavy that night and threw his peace officer position around (together with the 9 mm pistol) to frighten some juveniles, and to relieve his ...
9:51 a.m.
Fugitive re-arrested after six-hour standoff
Metro Police are scrambling today to determine how an Orange County, Calif., murder suspect was mistakenly released from jail.
9:49 a.m.
Boulder City debates highway bypass option
Boulder City's primary focus no longer should be on the location of a new Colorado River crossing, says state Sen. Jon Porter, R-Boulder City.
9:44 a.m.
Where I Stand: Substitute teacher deserves answers from school district
His is a tale of frustration and anger.
9:43 a.m.
Study's slow release may mean more thyroid cases
That is the conclusion of an article in the November issue of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists on the eve of a Senate hearing into the National Cancer Institute study.
9:40 a.m.
Study: Family Court gives effective, efficient service
That was the conclusion of a $82,500, eight-month study by Dan L. Wiley & Associates Inc., which was commissioned by the court to assess its progress.
9:39 a.m.
Newspaper 'war' erupts in Pahrump
There are 25,000 stories in the naked rural township, and poised to tell them are the twice-weekly Pahrump Valley Times, the ad-plump market leader (circulation 7,000-8,000); the Pahrump Valley Gazette (formerly the Death Valley Gateway ...
9:36 a.m.
Platters' founding member gets exclusive right to group's name
In a ruling filed Monday in Las Vegas, Chief U.S. District Judge Lloyd George granted a summary judgment on Reed's behalf against plaintiff Martha Robi. She was married to one of the group's "original" members, ...
9:35 a.m.
Woman offers alibi for accused in slaying
"I swear to God he didn't do it," said Priscilla Willard. "I saw him sleeping on the couch at that time. I can't sit by and let this innocent kid go to prison."
9:33 a.m.
Republican fund-raising group supports sales tax hike
The Keystone Corp. issued a statement Monday spelling out reasons why the commission should impose a quarter-cent tax hike to help finance a $3 billion water and sewer project. Other conservative groups want a public ...
9:33 a.m.
Ruling backs Hilton
Now can we talk?
9:15 a.m.
Former Congresswoman says gaming a likely tax target
"Everybody loves to tax everything," Schroeder said. "I think if you look at government, they're desperately seeking new sources of revenue."
9:12 a.m.
Trapped between conflicting orders: Close and leave; stay and gamble
"We are going to have to go back and talk to our attorney and figure out what action we are going to take," said Duane Smith, spokesman for New Orleans Paddlewheels.
9:05 a.m.
TV'S Unlikeliest Art Critic Tours New York
But this was Sister Wendy Beckett, a sometime hermit who is fast on her way to becoming the most unlikely and famous art critic in the history of television, so her tour through the Cloisters ...
8:40 a.m.
Nuclear Plants Grapple With Early 'Lights Out'
CHARLEVOIX, MICH. -- When the nation's longest-running nuclear-power plant shut down here this summer, few Michiganders noticed. Not one light bulb even flickered.
8:22 a.m.
Diets, Drugs, and Values
BOSTON -- Earlier this month, popular diet drugs aimed at the brain were pulled off the market because of dangerous side effects. Meanwhile millions of people are treating depression through "mood" pills - even though ...
8:20 a.m.
College Recruiters Cast a Global Net
LOS ANGELES -- When Madjid Niroumand was flipping through a book on California colleges a few years back, one entry particularly interested him: Orange Coast College.
8:19 a.m.
Can US Fix Berlin's Broken Windows?
BERLIN -- A few years ago, the idea of a New York City police commissioner traveling abroad to lecture on how to reduce crime would have seemed like a bad joke.
8:16 a.m.
Stone's Throw Away, Worlds Apart
On the Chinese side, a big bang of economic reforms is creating a new constellation of riverside resorts, tourist boats, karaoke parlors, and cafes to serve a growing class of nouveaux riches.
8:13 a.m.
Citizen Board Keeps Police In Touch
Her store apparently has been robbed, and the police are there to take down the particulars. How well do they relate to their community? Are they going to be able to do anything about this ...
8:11 a.m.
Canada's Word Games Become Power Play for National Unity
Can two words really be the Holy Grail of Canadian politics - a description that satisfies Quebec but does not alienate the other nine provinces that reject "special status" for La Belle Province?
8:09 a.m.
Editorial: Redefine policy on pregnancy
The two most visible ones are the armed services and police work.
8:07 a.m.
'Toward the End of Time': An Old Man's Sour Grapes
How could this veteran novelist, who just last year published the magisterial and masterly "In the Beauty of the Lilies," follow that dazzling performance with this callous and perfunctory book?
8:06 a.m.
Letter: Let Scotch 80s homeowners pay for utilities, services
The so-called well-to-do in that area decided that we, the common citizens, should not be allowed to travel on (their) public streets, even though these streets were paid for and maintained by all taxpayers.
8:04 a.m.
Letter: Nurse was fired unfairly; patients weren't jeopardized
I was not only surprised but livid to think that she was fired because she was either intoxicated or on drugs and could jeopardize the patients in her care. Anyone who knows Gina would know ...
8:03 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Thanks to therapy, life returning to normal after surgery
There is a pattern to my progress that is set by the intense physical therapy I have been undergoing at the Columbia Sunrise Health Strategies facility since leaving the hospital. It is this physical therapy ...
8:02 a.m.
Columnist Bob Shemeligian: Hey, gimme a lei and then pass the poi
The closest I've ever been to Hawaii was the time I dropped by a yard sale at my neighbor's house.
8:00 a.m.
'Honor the Earth' tour brings political and artistic unity
Often left out of the equation is the Western Shoshone Indians, who live nearby and consider the mountain sacred ground, according to Emily Saliers of the folk group the Indigo Girls, who will be performing ...
7:58 a.m.
Wednesday at Bay Meadows
1st race 1-1/16 mi 3YO&up F&M Turf Mdn
7:37 a.m.
Wednesday at Belmont Park
1st race 1 mi 3YO&up F&M Clm
7:37 a.m.
Mine, lab evacuated after chemical scare
The chemical, picric acid, is used to determine the purity of certain substances such as gold and silver, said Bob Leinbach, spokesman for the Clark County Fire Department.
4:50 a.m.
Obituary: Jimmie Anderson
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Eden Vale Memorial Park. Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.
4:16 a.m.
SCORE
TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimted Production Trucks) -- 1. 4. Ed and Tim Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F 150, 2:10:44 (59.673).
4:15 a.m.
Obituary: James Martin Biller
Visitation is scheduled 3-7 p.m. Thursday with a 6 p.m. prayer service in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in St. Viator's Catholic Church's main chapel, ...
4:15 a.m.
Obituary: MaryJo Blackburn
Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 726 S. Casino Center, Suite 208, is handling arrangements.
4:14 a.m.
Obituary: William Carl Durkee
Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.
4:13 a.m.
Obituary: Karl Frey
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Woodlawn Cemetery. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.
4:12 a.m.
Obituary: Benedict G. Gallo
No local services are scheduled. Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, is handling arrangements.
4:10 a.m.
Obituary: Raymond Gareis
Visitation is scheduled 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. services Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave.
4:09 a.m.
Obituary: Abe Goodman
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Palm Memorial Park. Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.
4:08 a.m.
Obituary: Kenneth Roy Harder
Visitation is scheduled 10 a.m. until noon services Wednesday in the First Congregational Church. Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 726 S. Casino Center, Suite 208, is handling arrangements.
4:07 a.m.
Obituary: Virginia Lucchesi
Visitation is scheduled 4-9 p.m. today in Bunker Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Catholic Church. Burial will be in Chicago.
4:05 a.m.
Obituary: Pasquale Mercaldi
Visitation was scheduled 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today with a noon service in Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
4:04 a.m.
Obituary: Jaime L. Palec
Burial will be in the Philippines. Hites Funeral Services, 438 W. Sunset Road, Henderson, is handling arrangements.
4:03 a.m.
Obituary: Nicholas M. Perri
Visitation is scheduled 4-7 p.m. today in Davis Paradise Valley Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday in Paradise Memorial Gardens.
4:02 a.m.
Obituary: Jack Pietrzycki
Visitation is scheduled 2-6 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City.
4:00 a.m.
Obituary: Ruth See
Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is handling arrangements.
3:59 a.m.
Obituary: Annie Elizabeth Taylor
A memorial service will be 9:15 a.m. Thursday in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Davis Funeral Home, 2127 W. Charleston Blvd., is handling arrangements.
3:56 a.m.
Obituary: Joan Gustin Warren
Visitation is scheduled 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Southern Utah Mortuary, 190 North 300 West, Cedar City. Additional visitation is scheduled one hour prior to 11 a.m. services Thursday in Southern Utah Mortuary.
3:55 a.m.
Crash kills BYU player from Vegas
"We are shocked and saddened by the loss of an outstanding young man who had such great promise," BYU coach LaVell Edwards said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
2:48 a.m.
ACLU wants investigation of Washoe police
"We are now at the point where we believe something needs to be done, and we are researching the matter to figure out what our legal options are," Peck said. "We are now convinced that ...
1:58 a.m.
Kidnapped child found safe
About 5:45 a.m., the mother pulled up to the Woodridge Apartments, in the 1500 block of Charter Street, near Owens and Eastern avenues, and got out of the car to pick up one of her ...
1:57 a.m.
Salmon scout out creek days before festival
The new channels carved by this year's floods are expected to do little more than confuse the kokanee for a short time.
1:57 a.m.

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