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Archive for March 12, 1998

Simulated accident addresses nuke waste safety concerns
The answer is nobody knows -- yet.
12:56 p.m.
Woman raped after blind date
About 4 p.m., the couple met for the first time at the park, between Upland and Jones boulevards just south of Evergreen Avenue, sexaul assault Sgt. Clint Robison said.
12:55 p.m.
Editorial: Health insurance and responsibility
The proposal to reform health care would undo that, letting patients sue their health insurance companies for denying care. Some businesses are worried that they also could be sued, but Norwood contends the legislation would ...
12:54 p.m.
Editorial: Congress ignores public sentiment
Congressional advocates of a temporary, high-level nuclear waste dump in Nevada are using parliamentary maneuvers to speed efforts to pass legislation this year. Nevadans have long opposed high-level nuclear waste being stored here.
12:52 p.m.
Popularity a welcomed distraction
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The well-wishers keep calling. Or showing up in person. Or both.
12:22 p.m.
Princeton players want to prove themselves
HARTFORD, Conn. -- They no longer play the role of the underdog. They're ranked in the top 10 and have a No. 5 seed, the highest their conference has ever received in the NCAA Tournament.
12:22 p.m.
Rebels are ready to dance
HARTFORD, Conn. -- They say they're ready. In a few hours, everyone will find out if they were.
12:22 p.m.
Honda studying return to Formula One
The last time Honda was involved in the international racing series, from 1984-1992, it was strictly as an engine manufacturer. The company spent hundreds of millions of dollars and dominated the series, winning 73 poles, ...
12:03 p.m.
Wallace happy with changes and talking title
And Wallace is revved up these days, talking fast, leading the points race and delighted with the changes that have turned Penske Racing South - a team he partially owns - back into a championship ...
12:03 p.m.
Auto racing at a glance
CHAMPIONSHIP AUTO RACING TEAMS
12:03 p.m.
Columnist John McCarron: Mountain tears up Nevada Tournaments
HAROLD MOUNTAIN continued his torrid pace in the NTBA Bowl Nevada tournament series with a hard-fought victory over sharpshooter Rick Freels at Terrible's Town Eight-Game Shootout last Sunday.
12:02 p.m.
UNLV Swimming: Scalise's work has payed off
UNLV swim coach Jim Reitz didn't have very high hopes for Erik Scalise when he showed up on campus in 1995.
12:02 p.m.
Golf Digest fast facts
* WHEN/WHERE: Friday though Sunday at the Desert Inn Golf Club. Admission is free.
12:02 p.m.
National Championship in sight for UNLV
The NCAA Division I Golf Championships don't begin for another two months. But for all intents and purposes, the UNLV golf team's quest for its first national championship begins Friday.
12:02 p.m.
Columnist Steve Carp: Rebels took the long way to get here
Remember, it has been seven years since UNLV has appeared in an NCAA basketball event. A lot has happened during that time, and when you're experiencing it, you can't help but remember all that has ...
12:02 p.m.
Prep baseball capsules for the 1998 season
The following is a team-by-team look at the 16 4A prep baseball teams in the Las Vegas area.
12:02 p.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Phillips prepares for fight against Sanchez
By Dean Juipe LAS VEGAS SUN
12:02 p.m.
Fight schedule
At Miami, (ESPN), Robert Garcia, Los Angles, vs. Harold Warren, Philadelphia, 12, for vacant IBF junior lightweight title; Diobelis Hurtado, Cuba, vs. Harold Bennett, Miami, 10, junior welterweights; Ramon Ledon, Cuba, vs. John Bailey, Tampa, ...
12:02 p.m.
Preps: Track star Ehizuelen follows in fathers footsteps
Almost as soon as he could walk, Charles Ehizuelen loved to jump.
11:45 a.m.
Princeton's players build confidence
HARTFORD, Conn. -- They won't go so far as to say they told you so, but, well, they told you so.
11:39 a.m.
Complaints still surfacing over speedway traffic complaints from inaugural LV 400
More than 110,000 people attended the inaugural Winston Cup series event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 1 -- the largest crowd ever to assemble in Nevada.
11:36 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: UNLV's lousy game comes at a bad time
"Oh, they did so well just to get this far," became a familiar refrain.
11:30 a.m.
Nesby wraps up his Career with Rebels
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Given his choice of an extra week to prepare or an additional three days of rest, Tyrone Nesby would have gone for option No. 3.
11:30 a.m.
Fans turn out to support Rebels
As Matt Gerber shuffled from television to television Thursday night, it didn't take him long to reach a depressing conclusion about the Princeton Tigers.
11:23 a.m.
Friday at Gulfstream Park
1 Slewacide Tri Jet (Valles) 117
11:18 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Selections For Santa Anita
Selections made for clear racing conditions before scratches.
11:17 a.m.
Volleyball: 'King of the Beach' in Las Vegas
There are trophies, and then there are trophies.
11:11 a.m.
Rebels fall to Princeton
HARTFORD, Conn. -- You're not allowed to have promotions during the NCAA Tournament. After all, the show is supposed to sell itself.
11:11 a.m.
Thursday's Boys Golf Results
At Los Prados (Par 36)
10:59 a.m.
Thursday's Preps Baseball Results
Las Vegas 140 011 - -- 7 9 2
10:58 a.m.
Thursday's Preps Softball Results
Las Vegas 000 00 -- 0 1 6
10:58 a.m.
Thursday's Preps Boys Volleyball Results
Basic def. Bonanza, 15-8, 15-4
10:58 a.m.
Cave Rock site expanded
The ancient lava plug is considered the most sacred location in the Tahoe Basin by the indigenous Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. But the craggy rock is also coveted by rock-climbers, who find its ...
10:56 a.m.
Letter: Senior citizens should tip better
Then you have the people who own a Green Valley home. They fly back from a Hawaiian vacation. They have a seat in the taxi while the driver loads their eight bags, then they tip ...
10:54 a.m.
Letter: Confrontation with regulator spells end of Del Papa's career
The implications of this saga are major, because the federal gaming commission is studying gambling's impact in America. Bible is a member of this commission. The whole scenario gives our state government a black eye, ...
10:53 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Oregon taxpayers will soon pay to kill poor people
"Your medical insurance has expired and therefore it's time to go, Grandpa" isn't the kind of conduct acceptable among decent human beings but, sadly, has become more than a casual conversation-piece in recent years. It ...
10:52 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Get ready for the green
Irish trivia: St. Patrick's Cathedral in mostly Protestant Northern Ireland's city of Armagh is Catholic and St. Patrick's Cathedral in free Ireland's Dublin, 95 percent Catholic, is Protestant.
10:50 a.m.
Hughes building two more office buildings, plans a third
The company plans an eight-story, 165,000-square-feet building at its Hughes Center at 3990 Howard Hughes Parkway. It hopes to break ground this year with completion set for 1999.
10:48 a.m.
Obituaries for March 12, 1998
She is survived by one son, Mike Beck, and one daughter, Doris Beck, both of Las Vegas; one sister, Helen Berger of Florida; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
10:48 a.m.
Barbershop Harmony Society holds auditions
The 90-man Las Vegas Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society is a nonprofit, educational and charitable organization open to men of all ages who love to sing. For more information, call Feeney at 655-9064.
10:44 a.m.
Author speaks in water issues
The public is invited to attend the free event in Room A-112 of the Classroom Building Complex. Free parking will be available in the nearby "red" lot at the Thomas & Mack Center.
10:42 a.m.
Brush fires darken LV skies
Emergency dispatchers were first notified at 3:25 p.m. of the fire in a wash area off Emerson and Eastern avenues, according to spokesman Bob Leinbach. Two engines initially responded, along with Nevada Power employees concerned ...
10:41 a.m.
UNLV-Princeton game a tough ticket to find
Things are literally insane at the Hartford Civic Center as UNLV's return to the NCAA Tournament has become the hottest ticket in town.
10:41 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Miller to name panel to assist federal gaming commission
Gov. Bob Miller has informed Chairwoman Kay James he's creating a special committee of prominent Nevadans to assist the nine-member panel in its fact-finding mission here Nov. 10-11.
10:41 a.m.
Letter: Board of Nursing fails to hold genuine dialogue
The issues on today's agenda are critically important to registered nurses. One in particular, the delegation of nursing care to unlicensed personnel, concerns us greatly because it impacts directly on patient safety. The uncertainty of ...
10:38 a.m.
Clark's Family Court trouble measured against Washoe success
Chuck Short, administrator for the Eighth Judicial Court, told a legislative subcommittee hearing on Family Court Wednesday that a bill is being drafted to be presented at the next Legislature to expand the eight-member court ...
10:33 a.m.
Panel hears horror stories of devastation
The handful of people who testified at Wednesday's hearing of the legislative subcommittee on Family Court spoke the emotional and financial devastation they've experienced, and pleaded with the subcommittee for help.
10:32 a.m.
Deputy chief to head Parole and Probation
The appointment was announced Wednesday by Don Denison, director of the state department of motor vehicles and public safety. He said Concha's insight and experience "will be a tremendous asset to the department."
10:31 a.m.
Lincoln County recall boots DA
Dill lost the recall election 480 to 349. Thirty-five percent of the county's registered voters cast ballots.
10:30 a.m.
Troubled politician jailed for run-in with neighbors
Michael Schaefer had been convicted of two counts of misdemeanor battery by visiting Justice of the Peace Marley Robinson for the incidents between February and May 1997.
10:29 a.m.
Homeowners association law questioned
The Las Vegas Democrat addressed a crowd of 50 skeptical residents at Spring Valley Library who sought details on a new state bill passed last year aimed at preventing associations from quashing home and condo ...
10:27 a.m.
Legislature to hear money-making plan
His plan calls for the production of $50 million in $20 silver coins to be used for financial transactions in Nevada, including slot machines.
10:26 a.m.
Residents told they're 'visitors'
Soon, however, he'll be forced to wake up somewhere else -- anywhere else -- for at least half of the year.
10:25 a.m.
Inmate: Cousin admitted to killing
Four-time felon Mark Smith testified Wednesday at a preliminary hearing for Christian and Johnny Walker that after learning of the pair's involvement he notified police because "it was a sad thing, it was sick."
10:23 a.m.
Murderer gets life in prison after second trial
For the other, it meant only a return to death row.
10:22 a.m.
Teen faces charges in death of her baby
Marie Adams, 18, was booked into the Henderson Detention Center Wednesday but released a short time later on $25,000 bail that had been agreed to by prosecutors and defense attorney Chip Siegel before her surrender.
10:22 a.m.
Educators getting specific about school standards
"This will define what kids and teachers are expected to do," says Scott Craigie, a member of the state Council on Standards and Assessments.
10:21 a.m.
Laundry product marketer gets clean bill of health
"I think Mr. Maunu is pretty smart to surround himself with these fine lawyers," Smith said just before he acquitted Maunu on a criminal misdemeanor charge of deceptive trade practice Wednesday. "I also think this ...
10:20 a.m.
Group from New Hampshire tells of missed race
More than 110,000 people attended the inaugural Winston Cup series event at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway March 1 -- the largest crowd ever to assemble in Nevada.
10:19 a.m.
Thunder takes three for the road
Thunder takes three for the road
10:08 a.m.
Auto Racing standings and leaders through March 12
The 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup stock car racing schedule, winners in parenthesis, and driver point standings:
10:06 a.m.
Cops searching for store clerk killer
Maurice Miller, 33, was dead at the scene.
10:04 a.m.
Clinton, Gore to meet in LV with labor leaders
Clinton plans to sit down Wednesday with members of the AFL-CIO executive council, which is gathering in Las Vegas for the first time ever.
10:02 a.m.
Preps: Las Vegas Sun baseball rankings
1. Green Valley
10:01 a.m.
Gaming panel takes more hits
Casino industry officials charged Wednesday that the agenda released by the nine-member federal panel appears loaded with anti-gaming advocates.
10:01 a.m.
McCarran axes Metro training
However, the barrage Sheldon heard outside his southwest Las Vegas home about a month ago was only that of a drill -- Metro Police's SWAT team was training inside a vacant house across the street ...
9:59 a.m.
Congress, NRC hinder dump plan
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said scientific reports relating to the safety of Yucca Mountain as a place to dump deadly nuclear waste will have to be improved before a license can be granted.
9:58 a.m.
Preps: 1998 Softball capsules
A team-by-team look at Las Vegas' 4A prep softball teams.
9:57 a.m.
Wednsday's Results --- Boys Golf
At Black Mountain (Par 36)
9:57 a.m.
Wednesday's Preps Briefs: Roller Hockey
Roller Hockey
9:57 a.m.
Wednesday's Preps Briefs: Valley Alumni Game
Valley High School is holding its second annual alumni versus varsity softball game, open to anyone who ever played softball for the Vikings. The entry fee is $20 and proceeds help support the school's softball ...
9:57 a.m.
People in the News for March 12, 1998
Cash's charge
9:40 a.m.
Reno Air to cut service, jobs
The airline will pull out of Albuquerque and Ontario, Calif., on April 1. Albuquerque had three daily nonstop flights to Las Vegas. Service to Ontario included two daily flights weekdays and one on Saturdays to ...
9:37 a.m.
Riverfront casino site losing support
Archer decided last month to relocate the casinos - after a study committee recommended one in the Greektown district and the others on the western edge of downtown. The mayor's action appears at odds with ...
9:36 a.m.
Coming Attractions
Coming soon to a theater near you ... Well, maybe the theater itself:
9:36 a.m.
Dial File: New views are clues to changing news
And there's plenty to be abuzz about:
9:35 a.m.
IHL recaps for March 12
Michigan K-Wings 2, Grand Rapid Griffins 1 (SO)
9:05 a.m.
U.S. Soccer Schedule
(Won 4, Lost 3)
7:00 a.m.
IHL Standings as of March 13, 1998
Northeast Division
6:58 a.m.
Senators applaud Justice Department action
The senators, in a joint statement, said they were pleased to see the development, "hopefully ending years of violations of federal law."
4:01 a.m.
Culinary reaches tentative deal with two more Las Vegas hotels
Culinary officials have declined to give details of the new contracts until workers have a chance to ratify them. Workers at the three Mirage properties - The Mirage, Treasure Island and Golden Nugget - are ...
1:30 a.m.
Former exec says he can account for missing funds
McCurdy, who was president of Peccole Little League from 1993 until 1996, has denied any wrongdoing and blames disgruntled members of the league board of directors.
1:29 a.m.
Bush named director of Contemporary Arts Collective
Bush relocated to Las Vegas eight months ago. She teaches photography at the Community College of Southern Nevada's Cheyenne campus and offers workshops in creative photo processes at other locations, including the CAC.
1:29 a.m.

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