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Archive for April 27, 1998

Review: KXTE's "Big Concert" a mix of loud music and head injuries
Almost every soul at Silver Bowl Park Saturday morning for X-treme Radio's "Big Concert" outdoor festival was garbed in black, blue or some combination of the two.
12:20 p.m.
Vasser wins spin-filled Bosch Grand Prix
Vasser, the 1996 CART PPG Cup champion who was succeeded last year by his teammate, won for the first time this year and sixth in his career. The 32-year-old Californian averaged 108.839 mph.
11:46 a.m.
Bosch Grand Prix, Results
2. (8) Alex Zanardi, Italy, Reynard-Honda, 225.
11:46 a.m.
NHRA Pennzoil Nationals Results
Cory McClenathan, Anaheim, Calif., 4.723 seconds, 302.01 mph, def. Joe Amato, Exter, Pa., 11.589, 82.39.
11:44 a.m.
San Marino GP Results
2. Michael Schumacher, Germany, Ferrari, 1:34:29.147, 62
11:44 a.m.
Del Papa sues affordable housing coalition
The lawsuit alleges that since October 1996 the company has solicited people to pay $10 to attend seminars where they got a sales pitch to ante up another $500 to join a home buyer's "network."
11:44 a.m.
Saturday's Craftsman Truck Results
2, (3) Randy Tolsma, Meridian, Idaho, Chevrolet, 200, $26,450.
11:44 a.m.
Saturday's Touchstone Energy 300 Results
2. (21) Phil Parsons, Detroit, Chevrolet, 113, $32,075.
11:43 a.m.
DieHard 500 Results
2. (22) Jimmy Spencer, Berwick, Pa., Ford, 188, $97,920.
11:43 a.m.
Former race driver Harry Gant in accident
Patricia Trivett, 63, of Northamptonshire, England, was driving a rental car northbound on State Road 1610 four miles south of Taylorsville when she ran a stop sign, struck a pickup truck and hit a tree ...
11:43 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Reigning Horse of Year won't be Derby favorite
And you would think, with the golden Eclipse trophy in tow and only one narrow defeat on his record, the lofty plateau accompanied by those accomplishments would make him the undisputed favorite of Kentucky Derby ...
11:26 a.m.
Gains seen in state work force diversity
Minority employees in state government increased from 14.5 percent of the total in January 1991 to 17.7 percent as of January. The number of minority state employees rose from 1,552 in 1991 to 2,342 in ...
11:20 a.m.
Administrator cleared in dispute with student
Coyle returned to Ferraro's office two days later with a hidden tape recorder and said he recorded a generic apology from the provost. Ferraro has repeatedly denied grabbing Coyle.
11:19 a.m.
Half of first class accepted into new law school
"I think they've given us commitments we can count on," said Frank Durand, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid. However, "individuals can make verbal agreements and change their minds. You're never sure of what ...
11:18 a.m.
Names of Lake Mead drowning victims released
The bodies of William G. Snow, 37, of Las Vegas and Harold Matthew Morgan, 51, of Henderson were found Friday morning after the two did not return to their camp Thursday night at the Lake.
10:51 a.m.
Search for City Manager may be over
Today, city officials announced that there are four finalist candidates for the position that the City Council will consider in the coming weeks.
10:49 a.m.
Editorial: Explosives need tighter tracking
Tony Clark, chairman of the Commission on Workplace Safety and Community Protection, said his panel is considering tighter monitoring of companies that make hazardous chemicals. The commission was formed by Gov. Bob Miller in the ...
10:48 a.m.
Stars notes
The Stars will send right-hander Brad Kaufman (0-0, 0.00) against Memphis right-hander Brady Raggio (2-1, 4.05) tonight at 7:05 p.m. The Stars conclude their series with the Redbirds with a rare Buisnessman's Special on Tuesday ...
10:25 a.m.
Stars box scores
Memphis
10:16 a.m.
Shakespeare on Film at CHAC
All films begin at 7:30 p.m. and general admission is $2. The Shakespeare on Film Series was suggested by the center's film patrons this past season. For more information, call 229-6383.
10:10 a.m.
Obituaries for April 27, 1998
He is survived by three daughters.
10:10 a.m.
LV Youth Sinfonia at Reed Whipple
Tickets are $5, $3 for students, seniors and the disabled, at the door. For more information, call 229-6211.
10:07 a.m.
CAC exhibition at the Forum Shops
For more information, call the CAC, noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 382-3886.
10:06 a.m.
Tribes pay $2 per signature on casino petitions
Professional signature gatherers have been combing the state to get enough signatures to qualify the "Tribal Government Gaming and Economic Self-Sufficiency Act" for the November ballot.
9:54 a.m.
Lettuce shortage strikes city
Hold the pickle, hold the lettuce.
9:52 a.m.
Mining company, creditors, resume arguments before bankruptcy judge
Today's hearing is a continuation of one that ended late Good Friday afternoon with an admonition by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Gregg Zive telling Pegasus attorneys to provide more evidence in support of the claim ...
9:52 a.m.
Strip-style entertainment hits Wall Street
For nearly 15 years, performers with the famed Legends in Concert show have imitated famous people and made people happy at the Imperial Palace hotel-casino.
9:51 a.m.
Solar energy use urged at confab
The Corporation for Solar Technology and Renewable Resources provided information on topics that included technology and design, funding opportunities and legislation relating to solar energy and energy efficiency.
9:51 a.m.
LV man dies after crashing into parked car
The driver, identified by police as Bill Barnhill, 65, was westbound on Vegas Valley Drive near McCleod Drive at 5:55 a.m. Saturday when he went off the north edge of the road. His 1992 Oldsmobile ...
9:50 a.m.
Christmas in April renovates 30 LV homes
Saturday others helped her and 29 other homeowners in Las Vegas Valley whose homes were in need of refurbishment.
9:49 a.m.
County seeks another delay in managed-care program
The Las Vegas hospital now receives about $12 million a year in Medicaid funds for treating welfare mothers and their children. But those patients could end up in other hospitals because of the managed care ...
9:49 a.m.
Former county official shifts to union's side
Weeks after she left her position as human resources director for the county, Cheryl Miller returned as part of the local firefighters' union negotiating team.
9:48 a.m.
Judge calls for new trial in game warden's lawsuit
U.S. District Judge Philip Pro said newly discovered evidence of a tape recording required a new trial in the lawsuit filed by Barton Tanner against two fellow employees of the state Division of Wildlife.
9:47 a.m.
LV mayor doing well after cancer surgery
Jones held a press conference with Quagliana on Friday to discuss her treatments and condition.
9:46 a.m.
Unlicensed med practice charged
Subpoenas were filed last week against Rafael Mirchou, Francisco Peraza Gonzalez, Marisol Crespo Dominguez, Juan Saul Echevarria and Juan Francisco Barajas Mota.
9:46 a.m.
Jewish contributions to formation of LV honored
They are but four of the names who built Las Vegas, men who paved figurative streets of gold out of desert sand by creating one of the most prosperous resort destinations in the world.
9:45 a.m.
Williams an emerging star
Try these stats on for size: eight hits in 21 at-bats (.381), six RBIs, three doubles and a game-winning three-run homer Saturday night against Memphis at Cashman Field.
9:44 a.m.
Symphony's sweet sounds guaranteed by chocolate
And then, as an afterthought, Lamb remarked, "Anybody who doesn't like chocolate -- I don't trust them."
9:43 a.m.
Clothes bring uniformity to schools
"It's going to be great," the 10-year-old said. "Now if someone says you're ugly, I can say you're ugly -- you've got the same uniform on."
9:40 a.m.
Russo, Guinn tone down feud
Some wondered whether the heated rivalry between gubernatorial candidates Kenny Guinn and Aaron Russo would trigger a repeat of the shouting match and near-brawl that occurred just weeks earlier at the county convention.
9:39 a.m.
Last day of Aladdin mourned
Many of them walked past the barren hotel grounds, littered with old girlie magazines and visitor guides, and hardly seemed to notice the dark, aureate eyesore that was once a major Strip hotel.
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Tour players all but bow toward Irwin
Variety obviously is no problem there.
9:32 a.m.
Thunder says good-bye to a disappointing season
But happiness was not the emotion of choice for the Las Vegas Thunder in the wake of its season-ending elimination from the Western Conference quarterfinals.
9:31 a.m.
Irwin pulls out a win
That's it. On every other tee, Irwin hit second or third as the result of having a poorer score than his two playing partners on the previous hole.
9:29 a.m.
Taylor takes lead in World Sports Car standings
He left with much more Sunday.
9:28 a.m.
Little Labonte gets big win at Talladega
It was a reversal of the showdown between the brothers here last fall, when Terry held off a late charge from Bobby to win for the second time at Talladega.
9:24 a.m.
Carpentier got some benefits from postponement
Actually, the aesthetic benefit of the postponement was less important than some of its other effects.
9:23 a.m.
What's cookin', Big Boy?
In his southwest Las Vegas home, Chris Hansen has written the great American novel -- but the narrative is non-fiction.
9:19 a.m.
Tribe's accord with state of California gets federal approval
The pact marked the first time an American Indian tribe has agreed to state conditions in the operation of its casino, sparking criticisms from those who say the governor has no authority to negotiate with ...
9:10 a.m.
Former police officer sentenced for sex crime
Ramirez was sentenced to an indeterminate period of probation, six months of which will be spent under house arrest in Phoenix, where he now lives.
9:10 a.m.
Yerington-area residents fight plans to subdivide ranch
"We've got to stop it or we go to a big city," Ed McCargar of Yerington said.
9:09 a.m.
Yerington employees seek bargaining recognition
The association is being represented by John Kidwell, an independent labor management consultant, who also serves as representative for the Lyon County Employees Association.
2:35 a.m.
White Pine County staves off creditors
He advised budgeting for the payment to the Tahoma Co. next year after commissioners find a budget source to use, the Ely Daily Times reported.
2:34 a.m.
Lander County ponders wastewater treatment plant
The current plant is nearing its capacity and cannot property dispose of all the treated sewage, The Battle Mountain Bugle reported.
2:32 a.m.
Ten arrested in complex narcotics case
Some 40 law enforcement officers issued eight search warrants simultaneously on Friday, resulting in the 10 arrests on a variety of narcotics charges.
2:30 a.m.

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