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Archive for September 2, 1998

Binion buying Chicago casinos
Closely held Empress, based in Joliet, Ill., owns riverboat casinos in Joliet and in Hammond, Ind. Las Vegas-based Horseshoe, closely held by Binion, owns casinos in Bossier City, La., and Tunica, Miss.
11:50 a.m.
UNLV Women Soccer Summary: Pepperdine 2, UNLV 1
Pepp: Rivera (Macen) 33:00
11:41 a.m.
Editorial: Taking stock of stocks as nest egg
One thing that proponents of privatization don't want to address is this: What happens if people place their nest eggs in the stock market and it collapses? Who will take care of them then? What ...
11:27 a.m.
Editorial: Library director's tough road ahead
As the Sun's Jerry Fink reported Monday, the morale of the library district's staff has been characterized as about as low as it could be in the wake of four years of strife between the ...
11:26 a.m.
Prep Football Top 10
1. McQueen 1-0 1
11:26 a.m.
Prep Football Area Leaders
Player Carries Yards Avg. TD
11:25 a.m.
LV computer-help call centers expanding
His vision for the company was to have two Las Vegas call centers employing 1,000 people. Softbank offers sales and technical support services for computer makers.
11:25 a.m.
Jack Binion buying Chicago casinos for $600 million
The $600 million purchase, which includes assumption of Empress debt, marks Binion's entrance into the nation's fourth-largest gambling market after Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Mississippi.
11:24 a.m.
Nielsen upgrades TV data collection in Las Vegas
Experts who have experienced the transition of Nielsen surveys from diary-based counts to metered systems in other markets say the high level of survey accuracy offered by meters usually translates into higher viewership statistics for ...
11:24 a.m.
LV jumps five places to become 56th-largest U.S. TV market
"It's a pretty substantial jump, but it's not the largest this year," said Karen Kratz, senior manager of communications for Nielsen. "Birmingham (Ala.) jumped 12 spots because they added some large counties surrounding the city."
11:23 a.m.
Worker comp system to try phone reporting of injuries
It would mean less paperwork for employers and quicker handling of claims from workers injured on the job.
11:23 a.m.
Valley's Fernandez leads Women's Amateur Championship
Valley's Fernandez leads Women's Amateur Championship
11:19 a.m.
Thunder adds depth on blue line
The Thunder begins their sixth season in Las Vegas on Oct. 10 against Houston at the Thomas & Mack Center. Training camp starts Sept. 18 at the Santa Fe Ice Arena.
11:16 a.m.
Rebel women open with loss
The Rebels' debut as a varsity side Tuesday was an eye-opening introduction to Division I women's soccer as Pepperdine's physical style threw the Rebels off track and UNLV was unable to bounce back, losing 2-1 ...
11:16 a.m.
Preps: Week 1 lives up to hype
The first week of prep football is officially in the books, and if Friday night was any indication, the Sunset Division could feature a very interesting race this season.
11:14 a.m.
Appeals to come from WAC reps
The eight schools leaving the Western Athletic Conference have agreed to have its representatives who serve on various NCAA committees resign those posts.
11:13 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Latest antics leave Tyson looking risky
He was, a month ago. It was going to be a slam dunk.
11:12 a.m.
Wildcats receiver wants to pick up where he left off
WIDE RECEIVER D'Wayne Bates seemed to be having something of a storybook career at Northwestern.
11:11 a.m.
LV's F1 race draws red flag
Las Vegas' status as a host city for a Formula One World Championship race is critical, but not fatal, following a decision by the Clark County Commission to further delay awarding a development contract for ...
11:09 a.m.
Columnist Tim Graham: Garagiola happy with state of game
Joe Garagiola hates to think where baseball would be if not for the big home run chase.
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Paula Del Giudice: Make Utah trip to enjoy outdoors
LAS VEGANS looking for a way to pass the time during the upcoming Labor Day weekend might head toward Utah to camp, fish and take in the great scenery along the way.
11:06 a.m.
Tuesday's Prep Results
Silverado 8, Mojave 0 Goals: Sil-Eshragh 3, Mathews 3, Tomas 1, Formisano 1
11:04 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Player of the year still up in air
WITH SCOTT PIERCY'S victory in the recent Nevada State Amateur Championship conducted by the Southern Nevada Golf Association, the race is on for Player of the Year honors.
11:03 a.m.
High court backs women in pursuit of child support
The court, in a multi-faceted decision Tuesday, ruled there is no statute of limitation to prevent mothers from filing lawsuits to recover money that was owed up to 17 years ago.
11:01 a.m.
Bird lover set to fight littering charge at trial
But this case means everything to Goodwin, which is why he has spent hours plotting his defense and scoffs at any suggestion of a plea bargain agreement.
10:59 a.m.
Landscape firm faces fine after digging ignites fire
Workers had been digging a ditch to install a drain line from the rear of a house at 2005 Redbird Drive to the front curb when they hit a one-inch plastic natural gas line about ...
10:59 a.m.
Lightning suspected as cause of fire
A hazardous materials unit was called to the scene because of the chemicals that are present at dry cleaners. A fire investigation crew will be allowed into the building today to try to determine the ...
10:58 a.m.
Automobile runs over 2-year-old boy
Police believe that the boy and other children where playing around the car when a child entered the car and put it into reverse. The car then backed over the victim.
10:57 a.m.
'Cordial' negotiations remain before hiring of new library chief
"I think they'll trust that we have struck a good deal for them," said Rowe, who, as an employee of the business consulting firm of Fair, Anderson and Langerman, has been the managing agent of ...
10:57 a.m.
Judge rejects civil suit in beating by officers
Andrew Dersch, 41, had sought to reverse a deal he reached with Metro, where he received $3,700 following a June 1995 altercation with police at the Fremont hotel-casino.
10:56 a.m.
School police, district reach tentative deal
The 107-officer school police force reached a tentative contract agreement with district officials Monday, said chief school police negotiator Sgt. Phil Gervase. The school board must give it final approval, likely to be Sept. 10.
10:55 a.m.
Panel rejects screening for thyroid cancer
There is no evidence to suggest that early detection of thyroid cancer caused from radioactive iodine-131 through routine screening would lengthen lives or lead to other health benefits, the panel's report said.
10:55 a.m.
Strohmeyer jury process advances on fast track
Progress in the case still is on track to seat a jury of 12 plus six alternates out of a pool of nearly 200 by Thursday or early Friday. There have been a total of ...
10:54 a.m.
Two killed in crash identified
Cradit and Torsiello were with friends on their way down the mountain from playing war with paint ball guns when driver Erik Swanson, 16, of Las Vegas veered the Chevrolet Suburban to the left, over-corrected ...
10:53 a.m.
Togliatti, Schaefer advance
Togliatti received 42.85 percent of the vote while Schaefer moved on to the general election with 19.03 percent.
10:53 a.m.
Regents candidates want college more accessible
The primary race narrowed a field of 14 candidates to six, two vying for three open seats in the November general election.
10:52 a.m.
Voters to fill new court spots
Michael Cherry and Jim Mahan advanced in Department 17, Judge Nancy Saitta and Stephen Webster moved on in Department 18, and in Department 19 Judge Gary Redmond and Drake Delanoy were the winners.
10:51 a.m.
Newcomer Krolicki wins GOP race for treasury job
Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa, seeking a third term, and state Sen. Kathy Augustine, who is running for controller, both rolled to easy victories over token opponents to win their party nominations.
10:50 a.m.
Williams scores narrow victory
Williams, a Democrat, captured 3,919 votes and Tony Badillo -- founder of the Nevada Dealers Association -- collected 3,105.
10:48 a.m.
Embattled Fine scores easy Family Court win
Fine won the primary with 40.25 percent of the vote, with Bob Lueck also advancing to the general election with 24.45 percent in the four candidate primary.
10:47 a.m.
Strip battle may be a bridge too far
One erects a massive lion's head, another comes back with a glimmering black pyramid. Then comes an erupting volcano, a pirate battle, the Statue of Liberty and now the Eiffel Tower.
10:47 a.m.
Battle lines drawn in general election
Republicans and Democrats already have spent several million dollars positioning candidates in key state races this November.
10:46 a.m.
Worries about ethics panel block vote on Strip golf course
And after listening carefully to each proposal, commissioners did what few expected: They cowered.
10:45 a.m.
New Vegas cable TV deal nears completion
Today's tentative deal -- the first-ever master franchise agreement between the cable company and local governments -- is likely to result in higher prices for cable television as higher franchise fees are passed on to ...
10:44 a.m.
Surgery gives Guiel whole new outlook
When Aaron Guiel has been able to play, he has been a steady performer for the Las Vegas Stars. But there was a time this summer when Guiel was out of sight.
10:42 a.m.
Box score: Cubs 7, Las Vegas 6
Newman Pitched to 2 Batters in the 9th. WP--Kaufman, Barker 2. PB--Gubanich. HBP--Franklin by Kaufman, Zinter by Newman, Hardtke by Kaufman. Umpires: HP--Rea, D. 1B--Ashewege, D. T--2:54. A--7,647.
10:34 a.m.
Box score: Sidewinders 4, Stars 3
PB--Gonzalez. HBP--McCarty by Clement. Umpires: HP--Lamplugh. 1B--Dimuro, M. 3B--Kulpa. T--2:37. A--4,951.
10:32 a.m.
Box score: Sidewinders 10, Stars 7
PB--Gubanich. HBP--Melo by Spencer, McCarty by Cunnane. Umpires: HP--Dimuro, M. 1B--Kulpa. 3B--Lamplugh. T--2:59. A--3,934.
10:32 a.m.
Box score: Sidewinders 5, Stars 3
WP--Holdridge. HBP--Cianfrocco by Franklin, Berblinger by Murray. Umpires: HP--Lamplugh. 1B--Dimuro, M. 3B--Kulpa. T--2:29. A--7,139.
10:30 a.m.
Box score: Stars 9, Sidewinders 3
HBP--Gonzalez by Juelsgaard. Umpires: HP--Kulpa. 1B--Lamplugh. 3B--Dimuro, M. T--2:48. A--4,799.
10:30 a.m.
Obituaries for September 2, 1998
He is survived by his father, Max Alvis Sr. of Commerce, Ga.; his mother, Bonnie McReynolds of Suquamish, Wash.; one sister, Debra Alvis of Mt. Vernon, Wash.; two brothers, Austin Alvis of Commerce and Gary ...
10:19 a.m.
Thief makes off with 900 Beanie Babies
Bruce said the thief made off with $75,000 in Beanie Babies including several hard-to-find animals.
10:16 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: MAGIC-al convention
Growth was slow for the limited organization until 1979, when manufacturers worldwide were invited to participate. What happened then was magic. By 1989, MAGIC had grown enormously and could not be accommodated in Los Angeles. ...
10:15 a.m.
Letter: Purveyors of junk mail refuse to get message
I believe in freedom of speech and have already called a local throwaway called "Silver Voice" four times to please stop the glut of junk mail. As far as I'm concerned they might as well ...
10:12 a.m.
Letter: It's called Labor Day, not Labor Union Day
The sheer numbers make this oversight perplexing. Labor unions have steadily declined in membership since the 1950s. Today the U.S. Bureau of Labor estimates that more than 85 percent of American workers are working open ...
10:11 a.m.
Letter: Unions brought about benefits workers are currently enjoying
In addition, we've gone from three paid holidays to twelve; one week of vacation to five; medical and hospital coverage for family members in the event of illness or injury and not being able to ...
10:11 a.m.
Mark McGwire Home Runs
1 - March 31, vs. Los Angeles (Martinez), 3.
9:41 a.m.
Single Season 50 Home Runs -- as of September 2, 1998
60 - Babe Ruth, N.Y. Yankees, 1927
9:40 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Del Mar
Selections made for clear racing conditions before scratches.
9:34 a.m.
Thursday at Saratoga
1st race 2-1/16 mi 4YO&up Hdcp
9:33 a.m.
Prep Schedule: September 2 - 5
Boys Tennis
9:33 a.m.
Man convicted of opening fire in casino is sentenced
In exchange for pleading guilty to attempted homicide, he was sentenced on Wednesday by Washoe District Judge Peter Breen to 8-20 years in the Nevada State Prison. The two sentences are the maximum allowed by ...
4:14 a.m.
Newcomer Carlton topples Regan
Carlton, 41, a waitress at Treasure Island, toppled Sen. Jack Regan of North Las Vegas in the Democratic primary election Tuesday in Senate District 2.
2:29 a.m.
Incumbents move forward in County primaries
Fitzpatrick, 44, began serving as treasurer in March when she was appointed to finish the term of admitted felon Mark Aston. Aston resigned after admitting to taking $21,497 from the state County Fiscal Officers Association.
2:28 a.m.
Gronauer and Savage move on in Constable race
Gronauer beat seven other candidates to win the primary, while Savage bested his four contenders to take the Republican nomination.
2:25 a.m.
Keller to face Hitt in November
Sheriff Keller easily maintained a nearly 4 to 1 lead over his closest rival, retired Metropolitan Police Department lieutenant Bobbie Hitt, throughout the night. When the final results were tallied, Keller garnered 78,824 votes -- ...
2:24 a.m.
Dispute over town center on way toward settlement
Brown's statements eased growing tension between the city and county. Commissioner Lance Malone, who earlier said he was "mad as hell" about city moves to make Town Center larger, welcomed Brown's presentation at a County ...
2:13 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Lavish playhouses main attraction at upcoming benefit
Caesars Palace, the Mirage, Desert Inn and Bellagio resorts are participating with leading gaming corporations, convention-related companies, architecture firms and construction companies. This year's crop of playhouses are marvels, ranging in theme from a pirate ...
2:12 a.m.
Serving Your Community
* TEMPLE DONATION -- A donation to build a new youth lounge at Temple Beth Sholom has been made in memory of Lou Weiner, a longtime member of Temple Beth Sholom and a significant contributor ...
2:10 a.m.
Brager, Levin move ahead in in School Board race
Brager and Levin defeated Richard Ziser, 45, a conservative former business owner who spent about $21,000 -- most of it his own money -- on the campaign.
1:56 a.m.
Berkley, Chairez to face off in November congressional race
The Democratic primary saw Berkley, an eight-year member of the University and Community College System of Nevada Board of Regents, capture 81 percent of votes cast in trouncing casino worker Clay Baty.
1:54 a.m.
Hunt, McKinney-James prepare for November
Hunt easily captured the GOP nomination for lieutenant governor in a field of nine Tuesday.
1:52 a.m.
Parraguirre, Bledsoe survive competitive County Clerk's race
Loretta Bowman who is retiring has worked for the county for 50 years and has served as Clark County clerk for 32 years.
1:51 a.m.
Ensign, Reid target each other as Senate race moves forward
Ensign, the two-term congressional Republican from Las Vegas, earned his shot at Democrat Reid's seat Tuesday by obliterating Dr. Ralph W. Stephens of Reno in the GOP primary by an 8-to-1 margin. Stephens, with virtually ...
1:49 a.m.
Guinn, Jones secure easy primary victories
Republican Guinn and Democrat Jones cruised to easy victories in their respective primaries Tuesday and will square off in the Nov. 3 general election. The winner of the four-year term will replace Democratic Gov. Bob ...
1:48 a.m.

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