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Archive for February 19, 1998

IHL Standings as of Feb. 19, 1998
Northeast Division
12:15 p.m.
IHL recaps for Feb. 18, 1998
Cincinnati Cyclones 6, Cleveland Lumberjacks 3
12:08 p.m.
FBI arrest two in Henderson on charge involving chemical weapons
Bobby Siller, special agent in charge of the Las Vegas FBI office, at a press conference today rebutted rumors that the germs were intended for release either in New York City subways or in Cincinnati.
12:05 p.m.
Thursday's College Hockey Scores
Wentworth Tech 10, Salve Regina 3
11:28 a.m.
Thursday's College Baseball Scores
Auburn-Montgomery 8, Tampa 4
11:27 a.m.
Obituaries for February 19
He is survived by his wife, Frances Louise; two sons, Michael Boyd and Jerry Boyd Jr.; three daughters, Darleen Ann Sam Boyd Rodriguez, Sharon and Kathy Tyson; two brothers, J.T. and Jesse; 15 grandchildren, 19 ...
11:27 a.m.
FBI arrest two in Henderson on charge involving weapons of mass destruction
The suspects include a central Ohio man who was given probation after pleading guilty to illegally obtaining bubonic plague bacteria through the mail.
11:16 a.m.
Singleton takes the stand
He said that he soon realized Roxanne Hayes, 31, was bleeding heavily from stab wounds. She had seven - six to the breast and abdomen and one to the face.
11:15 a.m.
Text of criminal complaint filed in alleged anthrax plot
11:04 a.m.
FBI arrests two men for possible possession of deadly anthrax
The men were arrested in suburban Henderson late Wednesday as they were allegedly trying to arrange a lab test of the substance. A beige Mercedes, sealed in plastic, was hauled off to Nellis Air Force ...
11:03 a.m.
Seniors honored for volunteer efforts
The Elvirita Lewis Forum and the state Division of Aging Services are co-sponsoring the Aging Awareness Luncheon at which the Frankie Sue Del Papa Silver State Senior Volunteer Awards will be presented for the first ...
11:01 a.m.
Letter: Government malfeasance warrants public cynicism
-- Congress pretending to be shocked at IRS abuses, as if they didn't know.
11:00 a.m.
Letter: Independent counsel leads country on a witch hunt
If Starr inadvertently passed gas, he would no doubt have the repugnant stibine exhaust summoned to testify before the grand jury, stating all the air in Washington must contain secret and valuable information concerning the ...
10:59 a.m.
Letter: Sexual orientation has no place in civil rights
To the west, California has already included sexual orientation in its list of traits and characteristics that cannot be discriminated against.
10:58 a.m.
Editorial: Tabloid television told to take a hike
"I'm looking forward to it all dying down, but now we're starting to get calls from all the talk shows, 'Leeza,' 'Hard Copy,' 'Inside Edition.' But we're turning those things down. It's not dignified," Randy ...
10:57 a.m.
Editorial: Seeking a fair, realistic answer
But that growth has not been uniformly spread across each Clark County Commission district, so some commissioners represent more individuals than do their colleagues. The population of the districts is estimated to range in size ...
10:55 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Federal agents get break in big-time bank robbery probe
The indictment of William Arthur Kirkpatrick in Minneapolis last week signals a break in the federal investigation of one of the most prolific bank robbery rings in the nation's history.
10:53 a.m.
Gaming industry developing advertising guidelines
The tobacco industry is being berated for its advertising practices, but the gaming industry says it's taking an anticipatory stance to avoid such attacks.
10:43 a.m.
Regent to manage five-star hotels in Summerlin
Regent International Hotels, a subsidiary of Carlson Companies Inc., is joining Seven Circles Resorts Inc. to build a five-star resort complex on 54 acres at the corner of Summerlin Parkway and Rampart Boulevard.
10:42 a.m.
LV suits filed over mega computer merger
Two of the suits were filed by shareholders and allege Computer Science harmed their financial interests by rejecting Computer Associates' originally friendly merger offer. Computer Associates filed a separate suit against Computer Science.
10:41 a.m.
Palestinians Support Iraq, Putting Arafat on Spot
BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK -- As though Yasser Arafat didn't have enough problems. Like a onetime friend from a past you'd rather forget, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has reappeared on the Palestinian political scene to make ...
10:40 a.m.
Bye Bye Babushka, More Russian Women Are Boss
Like many Russian women, she was trapped in a low-wage job and her marriage was collapsing.
10:38 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Ruthe Deskin: Hospital stay not counted among life's pleasures
Consequently, I tried to convince Dr. Faud Moazez that a stay in the hospital -- even for a short time -- wasn't really necessary; but he was persuasive and adamant.
10:35 a.m.
Game warden awarded settlement from state, co-workers
The feud wound its way to Federal Court in Las Vegas and a jury didn't like the way it smelled.
10:25 a.m.
Lasers tag LV area kids with laughter
"Many of these kids have been anxiously waiting for this night, and they're very excited," said Kelly Stidham, case manager and activities coordinator with the private, non-profit organization that provides adult mentors for children, many ...
10:24 a.m.
Valentine's Day sees record marriages
Although the Clark County Marriage License Bureau does not keep records for any particular weekend, it is believed that the 2,590 licenses issued Friday through Monday is an all-time best for a four-day holiday.
10:23 a.m.
Surprise alibis surface in veterinarian beating case
The attorneys for veterinarian Alan Ruegamer and his associate, Jacqueline Demaria, dropped the legal bomb Wednesday after District Judge Michael Douglas asked them if they were ready to go to trial.
10:22 a.m.
Suspect in slot-scam killing still locked up
The second defendant, Soni Beckman, has been free on $200,000 bail but may find herself back behind bars if Deputy District Attorney David Roger has his way.
10:21 a.m.
Developer Mowbray dies at 45
Romy Mowbray, a native of Henderson and a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School and the University of Notre Dame, was the owner of Romy Hammes Mowbray & Co., which had built custom home and ...
10:20 a.m.
Fremont Street Experience hearing to be held in Reno
U.S. District Judge David Hagen will conduct the hearing in Reno on the lawsuit filed by the ACLU and others against the city of Las Vegas and the Fremont Street Experience Ltd. Liability Corp.
10:19 a.m.
Mental problems slows Rios case
His beard was scraggly and his hair uncombed and he had nothing to add to Wednesday's discussion about his competence to stand trial in District Judge Michael Douglas's courtroom.
10:18 a.m.
Ensign unsure of stance on managed-care bill
Rep. John Ensign, R-Nev., listened intently Wednesday to managed-care health officials and patient-rights advocates argue over the pros and cons of pending federal legislation that would regulate the health-care industry on a national level.
10:17 a.m.
Citizens bend, burn Ensign's ear at town hall meeting
More than half the estimated 100 people attending the meeting in Western High School's auditorium were senior citizens, and their displeasure was loudly vocalized when Ensign explained his stance on Medicare.
10:16 a.m.
Husband of councilwoman pleads guilty
But in the end the case against William J. "James" Brown fizzled into a gross misdemeanor sales tax case that came within one step of resolution on Wednesday.
10:15 a.m.
Plea bargain set against suspect shot while fleeing police
Jarod Finley waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Las Vegas Justice Court saying he would plead guilty to charges of assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest -- both felonies.
10:14 a.m.
Single-room apartments in downtown LV delayed
But today, ground has yet to be broken and neighbors and city officials are asking why.
10:12 a.m.
Eminent domain may be imminent to make way for Neonopolis
Once again, therefore, the city is talking of taking over the properties using its powers of eminent domain. Its use of these powers in the past during the development of the Fremont Street Experience landed ...
10:11 a.m.
Procedural move to delay bill on nuclear storage
Rep. John Ensign, R-Nev., said Wednesday he had received assurances from House leadership that the nuclear storage bill would be considered a tax-and-revenue measure, which gives the House authority over the bill and throws a ...
10:10 a.m.
New leash on life for death row dog
And considering he'll be able to run with other dogs, dig to his heart's content and be fed and loved every day, Nadas the canine may well think his new home at Best Friends Animal ...
10:09 a.m.
Bryan: Iraq strike needed
"I think we should hit and hit hard," Bryan, D-Nev., said during a meeting Wednesday with the Las Vegas SUN editorial board. "Anything that destabilizes the region has an impact on us."
10:01 a.m.
Investigator alleges AG probed Bible
In a lawsuit filed in District Court, Mike Anzalone alleged that one of Del Papa's deputies, David Thompson, went as far as asking him in December 1995 to obtain telephone and bank records of Bible ...
10:00 a.m.
FBI arrests two in Nevada in connection with N.Y.C. subway attack plot
The FBI in Nevada said only that two men were taken into custody in a luxury car outside a doctor's office in Henderson, Nev.
9:59 a.m.
Starwood-ITT deal approved by Nevada regulators
Phoenix-based Starwood beat out Hilton Hotels to take over ITT's Sheraton and Caesars hotels and casinos. Its new Nevada properties include Caesars Palace and the Desert Inn in Las Vegas and Caesars Tahoe at Lake ...
9:51 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Carmel Quinn to headline at UNLV
A very young Carmel Quinn was a regular feature on Arthur Godfrey's CBS-TV show. ... Her annual concerts in Carnegie Hall these past 25 years have always been sold out. ... She is not only ...
9:46 a.m.
If anyone knows what U.S. Olympic figure skaters Michelle Kwan and Tara Lipinski are going through physically, mentally and emotionally this week at the Games in Nagano, Japan, it's Barbara Roles-Williams.
9:44 a.m.
Dial File: Innocence wanes as decades change
It was 1968 -- my pre-teen years. Our living room TV sported swinging doors that closed and locked over the screen to camouflage it as just another piece of furniture. But they had a more ...
9:43 a.m.
Harrah's, Ameristar targeted in casino dispute
The petition was filed Tuesday with the Gaming Commission.
9:42 a.m.
Another winter storm invades Sierra
Snow began falling the Lake Tahoe region early today. Chains were mandatory on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit. Chains or snow tires were required on most other trans-Sierra roadways, including the Mount Rose Highway southwest ...
9:41 a.m.
State pays court judgment of $499,000 but man who sued won't see a dime
Deputy Attorney General Mark Gahn told the Board of Examiners on Wednesday that a jury didn't understand the complex case, holding that an investigator, a former board member and board chairman Brian McKay were among ...
9:41 a.m.
New youth corrections agency debated
The separate division plan surfaced in last year's Legislature during discussions of overcrowding in existing juvenile facilities.
9:40 a.m.
Suspect who allegedly told of anthrax called honest family man
Leavitt's lawyer describes a law-abiding family man who runs a fire-protection business in a horsey hamlet in rural Nevada.
9:31 a.m.
Box score: Utah 74, Lady Rebels 58
Alcorn 0-2 0-0 0, Thill 9-13 2-2 22, Rose 5-6 1-2 11, Bills 3-6 2-2 8, Krommenhoek 6-15 2-2 18, Sodja 5-9 0-0 11, Andersen 0-1 0-0 0, Fuertes 0-0 0-0 0, Ewert 1-1 0-0 ...
9:30 a.m.
Plague germs, Aryan Nations -- profile of suspect in anthrax plot
FBI agents were scared too, when they arrested Harris and a companion. They had the men's Mercedes wrapped in plastic and spirited off to a secure Air Force base for testing.
8:36 a.m.
Auto Racing standings and schedule through Feb. 15
The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup stock car racing schedule, winners in parenthesis, and driver point standings:
8:19 a.m.
People are calling NASCAR's latest aerodynamic changes the Earnhardt rule
Beginning with Sunday's race at Rockingham, Chevrolet Monte Carlos, like the one Earnhardt drove to victory last weekend in the season-opening Daytona 500, will have a new rear spoiler height of 5 inches, down from ...
8:15 a.m.
Thunderbird fights off Winston Cup extinction
The 21 Fords that qualified for the Daytona 500 included 18 1998 Tauruses and three 1997 Thunderbirds. One of the Thunderbirds - driven by Chad Little - even managed a seventh-place finish. That's better than ...
8:14 a.m.
Labonte optimistic about '98 with reshaped
"This is actually the first time that I've driven for a team where the crew chief is younger than me," said Labonte, who at 41 is 14 years older than new crew chief Andy Graves.
8:14 a.m.
1998 Spring Training Schedule
Wednesday, Feb. 25
8:01 a.m.
Friday at Gulfstream Park
1st race 6 fur 4YO Fil Mdn
7:15 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Selections For Friday at Santa Anita
Selections made for clear racing conditions before scratches.
7:15 a.m.
FBI cracks anthrax case with informant tip, taped phone call, surveillance
On Thursday afternoon, Larry Wayne Harris, 46, described by the FBI as an Ohio white supremacist who spoke of plans to unleash a deadly biological agent on a New York subway, and William Job Leavitt ...
5:46 a.m.
Suspects in anthrax case appear before federal magistrate
It's too early to tell, but posturing on both sides of the issue dominated Thursday's court appearance of two men charged in a Green Valley anthrax scare.
4:58 a.m.
Nevada Focus: Scanner laws may get teeth
"If I went back to your business three times and you are still shorting (customers), I don't have a lot of bite to get you," said department director Ed Hoganson.
3:58 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Ricardo Lopez deserves recognition
Ricardo Lopez was 15 years old when he lost for the only time in 41 amateur fights.
2:14 a.m.
Columnist John McCarron: Baker repeats at SSBT
DICK BAKER raced to the finish line for his second consecutive SSBT victory -- and he did it with the identical total of 1194 pins for his 5 games at Sam's Town last Sunday. That's ...
2:06 a.m.
Stewart is determined to improve
It has taken virtually the entire season, but Donovan Stewart finally feels like a college basketball player.
2:04 a.m.
Preps: Green Valley to face Bishop Gorman on Saturday
It took a year longer than expected, but the two top girls soccer teams in Las Vegas are finally going to square off this Saturday.
1:57 a.m.
Preps: Calabro and Armstrong named MVPs
After leading their teams into the final four, Green Valley's J.B. Calabro and Bonanza's Erin Armstrong have been named the Southern 4A Zone girls soccer co-MVPs.
1:56 a.m.
Gorman girls demolish Chaparral 72-43
Many coaches believe the first two minutes of the second half are the two most important of a basketball game. They become especially crucial when trailing by 18 points at the break.
1:54 a.m.
Preps: Wrestling State Tournament, preview
One year after coming tantalizingly close to capturing the first state wrestling title in school history, Cimarron-Memorial enters this weekend's Nevada State Tournament with its eyes clearly fixed on the top prize.
1:51 a.m.
Preps: Wrestling State Tournament, schedule
at Elko High School
1:51 a.m.
Preps: Girls Soccer playoffs: results, schedule
Tournament Schedule
1:51 a.m.
Boys Basketball playoffs: results,schedule
Tournament Schedule
1:51 a.m.
Lady Rebels looking for strong WAC finish
The Lady Rebels (4-20 overall and 3-9 in the WAC) are in seventh place in the the WAC's Mountain Division, one game behind BYU. Only the top six teams from each division advance to the ...
1:50 a.m.
Bonanza alum leaves USC football
Townsend's departure, along with the graduation of Rancho High alum Dennis Tolbert, leaves the Trojans thin at the defensive tackle position.
1:48 a.m.
UNLV'S Anderson named WAC golfer of the Week
In two events this spring, Anderson has recorded a scoring average of 71.50 in six rounds and a low round of 67. The Lake Mary, Fla., native has a scoring average of 72.00 in 17 ...
1:47 a.m.
Columnist Steve Carp: NHLers need to take cue from U.S. gals
"This" was the dismal, underachieving performance put forth by this country's men's Olympic hockey team, a team of highly-skilled, well-paid NHL stars who simply put, went in the tank and failed to deliver.
1:42 a.m.
Man arrested in alleged plot convicted before of illegally obtaining plague
"He scares me, especially for his racist remarks and because he's been involved in some far-right groups. He and his wife are very quiet and strange," she said.
1:16 a.m.

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