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Archive for June 9, 1999

Oscar mayor winner
The only courtroom drama playing out in the Las Vegas mayor's race will begin today as defense attorney Oscar Goodman starts meeting city officials and staff to share some of the ideas he presented voters ...
12:06 p.m.
Bryan seeks support for O'Hare service
If permitted, Las Vegas-based National would be allowed to fly three daily round trips between O'Hare and McCarran International Airport.
12:05 p.m.
Ferraro becomes first elected mayor
Ferraro spent nearly $38,000 on his campaign and captured 2,569 votes, while Kenneston spent about $14,500 and received 2,233 votes.
12:05 p.m.
Community news briefs for June 9, 1999
Local artist Lori Ann Fratianno will be honored by the Las Vegas Arts Commission at the dedication of her Bunker Park Beautification Project at 10 a.m. Friday at W. Wayne Bunker Family Park, Alexander Road ...
12:03 p.m.
Builder sued over defects
The lawsuit involves Sunset Bay Condominiums, a 140-unit, 7-acre complex on Tamarus Street near Warm Springs Road. The suit, filed by Sunset Bay's homeowners' association, claims all of the units in the development are "defective ...
11:57 a.m.
Hearing set for suspect in sex assault
A June 18 preliminary hearing was set today for a man accused of sexually assaulting one woman patient and fondling another at Summerlin Hospital.
11:56 a.m.
Starwood plans to enter the time-share business
The company, which owns the Westin and Sheraton hotel chains, has decided it would take too long to build its own time-share business, said Juergen Bartels, chief executive of Starwood's hotel group. Time-shares are vacation ...
11:55 a.m.
New York-New York renovating areas
The Gotham-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip is owned by MGM Grand Inc.
11:54 a.m.
Obituaries for June 9, 1999
Doroteo S. "Aggie" Aguilera, 70, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1929, in San Antonio. A resident for 41 years, he was a retired furniture mover.
11:52 a.m.
Murderer appeals to high court
Monte Meier did not receive a fair trial in Douglas County because evidence was introduced improperly and the cause of Julie Meier's death in 1994 never was formally established, his attorney, Terri Steik Roeser, said ...
11:48 a.m.
Alzheimer's research at medical school
The study will compare standard and high doses of melatonin over an eight-week period. Individuals who want to participate must have a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, average less than seven hours of sleep at night ...
11:47 a.m.
Hotel sued by New York judge
Judge John V. Rogowski, a district court judge in Buffalo, N.Y., claims he tripped and fell on an iron plate in front of Circus Circus in September 1997, causing a "serious and disabling injury" to ...
11:47 a.m.
NJ probing casino firm payments to legislator
The next stage of the probe will be public hearings by New Jersey casino regulators, who are interested in the conduct of casino licensees in all jurisdictions where they operate.
11:46 a.m.
Strategist's offer scrutinized
For weeks Mark Fierro had been Goodman's right-hand man, orchestrating the candidate's television ad campaign and dealing with the media.
11:42 a.m.
Nevada gamblers rush to buy California lottery tickets
But they aren't flocking to the slot machines or gaming tables at the gas station and casino just off Interstate 80 on the California line in Northern Nevada.
11:41 a.m.
AGA poll to bolster gambling industry
"The main thing is that the conclusions contained in the report will confirm the important and dramatic economic benefits of gaming ... and put a nail in the coffin burying some myths and superstitions about ...
11:40 a.m.
Dental school among bills signed by Guinn
Guinn's signature on Assembly Bill 527 allows UNLV to issue bonds up to $35 million for a new dental school. The debt is planned to be paid off by fees collected by dentists and students ...
11:40 a.m.
Top gaming executives draw up growth plans
Aztar Corp. Chairman Paul Rubeli said Atlantic City is poised for explosive growth if casino operators build more hotel rooms there, while Boyd Gaming Corp. President Don Snyder said adding non-gaming attractions to new resorts ...
11:38 a.m.
State gets tobacco installment
Though the state has plans on how to spend the funds, the money can't be touched until June 1, 2000, or until 80 percent of the 46 states and territories participating in the settlement have ...
11:37 a.m.
Park's parent company changes name
The company owns two-thirds of All-American SportPark Inc., operator of a sports theme park at Las Vegas Boulevard and Sunset Road. The park includes a lighted nine-hole golf course, a batting cage and a Go-Kart ...
11:32 a.m.
Albertson's suspect seeking speedy preliminary hearing
Floyd, through his public defenders, demanded his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.
11:24 a.m.
Station Casinos offers in-home wagering
Station today announced an agreement with Los Angeles-based Youbet.com to jointly develop and operate a personal computer-based race and sports wagering service catering to Nevada residents.
11:12 a.m.
Problem gambling issue downplayed
Problem or pathological gambling may be a hot issue, but in fact it afflicts less than 2 percent of the gambling population, says Howard J. Shaffer, director of Harvard Medical School's Division on Addictions.
11:11 a.m.
McDonald could hold key to a smooth term
Fresh from his landslide victory, the longtime criminal defense attorney said this morning that he has scheduled individual meetings today with City Manager Virginia Valentine and his three new colleagues on the City Council, Michael ...
11:10 a.m.
Las Vegas City Council to expand by two seats
The expansion, which will cost more than $500,000 annually, now requires the city to study how to redistrict its current four wards to include two new wards.
11:07 a.m.
Lawmakers manage to beat the clock
There were 1,263 bills introduced this time, or 96 more than two years ago when the session ran 167 days.
11:06 a.m.
Seven more Kosovo refugees come to LV
Officials expect another influx next week.
11:04 a.m.
Slim victory for Reese
"I am proud of what I did. I really made a difference," Reese told his mother at the Cashman Center restaurant where in a few hours the 58-year-old incumbent would celebrate victory or soothe his ...
10:56 a.m.
Buck captures Brown's seat on North Las Vegas council
In an extremely close four-way race for two seats, voters relegated first-term Councilwoman Paula Brown to last place. Brown, like Councilman William Robinson who retained his seat, saw the city on the right track and ...
10:52 a.m.
Brown wins judge's post
Brown won.
10:52 a.m.
Voters approve freeway bypass, library, park
Question 1, which gives the city's blessing to the state to construct a bypass freeway to route traffic around the south end of Boulder City, passed 61 percent to 38 percent, or 2,935 votes to ...
10:50 a.m.
Three Nellis Red Horse teams ordered to Albania
Secretary of Defense William Cohen signed the order Tuesday that will send 204 members of Nellis' 820th Red Horse Squadron to Albania for about six months.
10:46 a.m.
Senate panel approves Test Site equipment
A Senate budget panel has approved $5 million to move two laboratory instruments to Nevada crucial for subcritical experiments at the Nevada Test Site.
10:45 a.m.
High court rejects murderer's appeal
The unanimous decision dismissed claims by Rodriguez's attorneys that evidence of prior bad acts should have been excluded at the trial. They also claimed two potential black jurors were excluded because of their race.
10:44 a.m.
Beers not giving up his ethics fight
Assemblyman Robert Beers, R-Las Vegas, isn't ready to fork over a $5,000 fine to the Nevada Ethics Commission just yet.
10:44 a.m.
Regents balk at giving up funds for dental school
Their concerns focused on a proposed $30 million, 100,000-square-foot building projected to open on the UNLV campus near Tropicana Avenue in the fall of 2000.
10:38 a.m.
List trimmed for dean of med school
The candidates are Dr. William Martin, pulmonary medical specialist, University of Indiana School of Medicine, Indianapolis; Dr. Robert Miller, vice chancellor of health sciences, Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans; Dr. Thomas Yoshikawa, internal medicine, ...
10:37 a.m.
Long-awaited med library near reality at UMC
Dr. David Westfall, University of Nevada, Reno vice president of academic affairs, said Tuesday he hopes to have medical journals available via computer by July in Reno and shortly thereafter to UMC's library.
10:34 a.m.
Las vegas news briefs for June 9, 1999
A 25-year-old man killed in what police are calling a drive-by shooting Sunday night has been identified as Howard Reed of Las Vegas.
10:31 a.m.
LV marketing blitz is a rousing success
But whether that translates into visitors from Portland coming to Las Vegas may be harder to quantify.
10:28 a.m.
Corrections
Corrections
10:27 a.m.
Clarification to sentencing story
Clarification to sentencing story
10:20 a.m.
Editorial: Eliminate Catch-22 for disabled in U.S.
The medical bills for many are much more than they ever could expect to earn. One such individual is Alana Theriault of Berkeley, Calif. As the New York Times reported Monday, Theriault has gone back ...
10:19 a.m.
Big-league dreams stay alive at scouting bureau's tryout camp
Not once, but twice, Josh Laidlaw thought he was ever-so-close to realizing his dream of playing professional baseball.
10:18 a.m.
Editorial: Candidates cross the finish line
The other contests were spirited, but it was the Las Vegas mayor's race that provided the sizzle in Southern Nevada. When Goodman filed to run, most seasoned political observers dismissed his chances. After all, his ...
10:18 a.m.
Stars squander away lead, fall 20-15 to Tucson squad
Don't hold your breath waiting for another Las Vegas pitcher to win that honor.
9:50 a.m.
Injury idles LV's Agassi
Agassi plans to return to the United States for treatment and intends to play Wimbledon, which starts June 28.
9:48 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Larsen, Davis win tourney
Under almost ideal weather conditions on a course in pristine shape, the Las Vegas Country Club last week hosted its annual Member-Member Memorial Weekend Tournament. As is the norm, it was a very competitive event.
9:47 a.m.
Las Vegas to host MWC tournaments
Power of a Tourney
9:45 a.m.
Goodman's charisma, personality appealed to voters
"Oscar has a lot of fire in the belly for the job," Rogich said. "That's in sharp contrast with what you saw on the other side. I just didn't think Arnie did a good enough ...
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Both sides of customer service
Remember when shopping was a pleasure, not a chore? Remember when the customer was always right?
9:35 a.m.
Letter: Traffic computer is waste of money
As for going 5-plus mph over the posted speed, there is a growing segment of our population which insists on driving 5-plus mph below the posted speed.
9:34 a.m.
Letter: Guns left out of violence study
He said that the Centers for Disease Control gets funding from Congress to study violence in the United States as a public health issue.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Baseball has become offensive
Round and round they go, circling the bases and adding up astronomical scores.
9:33 a.m.
Letter: County building sign vs. guns naive
What's next? Maybe it's time for some enterprise to print rolls of wallpaper with all the laws on the book so John Q. Public can plaster the south wall of our City Hall.
9:32 a.m.
Letter: Media to blame for proliferation of school shootings
Everyone is appalled by such goings-on.
9:31 a.m.
Trading faces: Local fighter grapples with uncanny resemblance to Mike Tyson
It's a six-page spread in the nation's No. 2 sports magazine, with seven photos and what seems like 100 inches of copy.
9:30 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Young attorneys lauded for 'Law Suits Day'
The Young Lawyers Section of the State Bar of Nevada received national recognition from USA Today, which honored the group for donating business attire to the needy as part of its annual "Law Suits Day" ...
9:30 a.m.
Author's recipes fill cookbook perfect for Father's Day
Just in time for Father's Day comes a cookbook designed with men in mind.
9:27 a.m.
Gulfport City Council agrees to postpone vote on new casino
Dana originally proposed a casino surrounded by twin 50-story hotels and four office and condominium towers, but scaled back the project to a casino barge and one 35-story hotel. The new design would take only ...
9:26 a.m.
More charges against alleged supermarket gunman
Four employees were killed and one wounded in Thursday's shooting at an Albertsons grocery store two miles west of the Strip.
9:25 a.m.
Riders set out on Pony Express Trail
A series of riders will follow the old Pony Express Trail through Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada and stop in California June 18.
9:24 a.m.
Overcoming a stroke, legendary movie star Kirk Douglas keeps his dimpled chin in front of the camera
Douglas has been a movie star for more than half of the 20th century. He fought the Hollywood blacklist and won. He has survived an air crash and a stroke, and at 82 he has ...
9:24 a.m.
Thursday at Hollywood Park
1st race 6 fur 2YO Mdn: 1 Royal Irish (Delahoussaye) 118; 2 Apalachee's Native (Sorenson) 118; 3 Goodtimesinexcess (Flores) 118; 4 Bala Shark (Nakatani) 118; 5 Kleopus (Gomez) 118; 6 Jaklin's Last Kin (McCarron) 118.
9:07 a.m.
Thursday at Golden Gate Fields
1st race 6 fur 3YO Clm: 1 Golden Goal (Barton) 118; 2 Oh Jazzy Day (Warren) 118; 3 Just Plain Blane (Castanon) 118; 4 Bucky Mafioso (Tohill) 118; 5 Candi Man Can (Patton) 118; 6 ...
9:07 a.m.
Thursday at Belmont Park
1st race 6 fur 4YO & up F&M Clm: 1 Gim'e A Hug (Chen) 112; 2 Gabbie Mawdie (Deitis) 117; 3 Cash On Command (Espinoza) 117; 4 Rare Indicator (Smith) 117; 5 Jet Black (Smith) ...
9:06 a.m.
Art Vargas Keeps the Lounges Live
The lounge borders on the farcical. Appointed in mid-80s primaries and pastels, it's more rugrat than hepcat. Fake palm trees (inexplicably bearing fake fruit) and fiberglass rock encroachments promote a festive claustrophobia. A nine-monitor TV ...
6:06 a.m.
Mr. Home Cookin'
First published on Jan. 24, 1998.
6:05 a.m.
The Crystal Method: Tomorrow the World
In marketplaces of Marrakech, would-be entrepreneurs try to make a buck off American tourists by playing off our penchant for hometown pride. The moment they spot a likely mark they shout out the names of ...
6:05 a.m.
Jivebombers: The New Morty Show
"Hey, man," the voice crackles from the receiver.
6:04 a.m.
The Chemistry Set We Asked For
Like any organization worth its pudding, The Orb obviously learned about marketing early in their career. Near the end of their set, opening for techno-darlings the Chemical Brothers (May 2 at the Hard Rock Joint), ...
6:03 a.m.
The Blues Brothers put the fun in formal wear
James Belushi counts. Halfway through the Blue Brothers' hot rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago," he stepped ahead of brethren Dan Aykroyd and John Goodman to declare: "One and one is two! Two and two is ...
3:08 a.m.
Total coverage with Ben Folds Five
Ben Folds Five are my heroes. The superlatively talented Chapel Hill, North Carolina trio - on a killer double-bill with power-pop contemporaries Superdrag - knocked the collective socks off a standing-room crowd at the Hard ...
3:06 a.m.
What Dick Dale Did
Dick Dale has a professional history that spans thirty years, one that continues to bloom as his composition "Miserlou" becomes a modern classic, fueled by a prized spot in Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning crime epic "Pulp ...
3:06 a.m.
For General Public's Dave Wakeling, the second time is just as good
"Dr. Livingston, I presume?" cackled Dave Wakeling from Dana Point, California-a stone's throw from my former Mission Viejo stomping grounds, and my teenage notion of heaven on earth. I could practically hear the ocean over ...
3:05 a.m.
The Third Degree with Lenny Kravitz
Cranking out his trademark kaleidoscope of sound, Lenny Kravitz is back and as funky as ever with his newest album 5. Arguably some of his best work to date, the self-produced album cuts a wide ...
3:05 a.m.
Mama Zeus by candlelight
Mama Zeus surrounds me, flopping down on the mismatched sofas and chairs brought into their rehearsal space to give the industrial room some character. Guitarists Charlie Vantine and William McCleary sit to my left, bassist ...
3:04 a.m.
In The Flow with Ziggy Marley
Ziggy Marley has never been to Las Vegas until now. He had no need of it-with a spirituality as deep as his, why bother with something as nebulous as luck? Something far more powerful than ...
3:03 a.m.
Cracking skulls with They Might Be Giants
While we talk about expanding our horizons, They Might Be Giants, Brooklyn's Ambassadors of Love, are actually doing so. The new record, "John Henry," is an honest-to-God rock record from the former quirky pop duo, ...
3:03 a.m.
Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band
My advice to you: go out right now - this very second - and get a copy of the Dave Matthews Band's "Under The Table And Dreaming," after which you may stop buying records forever. ...
3:02 a.m.
The Third Degree with Monster Magnet
Don't call Monster Magnet's Dave Wyndorf a quitter. Not that it hasn't crossed his mind. When the frontman for the space-metal mining quintet dragged his posterior home following the quintet's tour for 95's Dopes to ...
3:01 a.m.
The Third Degree with Neil Diamond
With a new album on the shelves in time for the holidays, pop icon Neil Diamond brings his brand of Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show to the MGM Grand Garden for two special shows Dec. ...
3:00 a.m.
Neko Case's quest for the Grand Ole Opry
I blew it. I wanted to tell Neko Case how much I loved her Bloodshot/Mint records debut The Virginian, which the former punk drummer recorded with her hand-picked group of "Boyfriends"-friends and neighbors from Vancouver's ...
3:00 a.m.
Sifting Through The Smithereens
"Blood And Roses." "House We Used To Live In." "A Girl Like You." "Too Much Passion." "Behind The Wall Of Sleep." What more do you need to know about the Smithereens? If their music hasn't ...
2:59 a.m.
Saved By The Reverend Horton Heat
The phone rings at 3:00 exactly. It's the Reverend, just in time for happy hour.
2:58 a.m.
The Third Degree with Third Eye Blind
When Stephan Jenkins began piecing Third Eye Blind (3EB) together five years ago, he must have had a nagging suspicion their success would fall into place like this. Jenkins first hooked up with bassist Arion ...
2:56 a.m.
Attack of the Young Dubliners
Being in Las Vegas makes The Young Dubliners' Keith Roberts puke. Well, sort of.
2:56 a.m.
Victim recounts terror of suspect stalking victims
"I close my eyes and I can see him standing there with that shotgun just before he aims the shotgun at me," said the witness, who requested anonymity. "He's got that stupid smirk on his ...
1:54 a.m.
Northern Nevada cities elect new mayors
In Sparks, veteran City Councilman Tony Armstrong topped businesswoman Peggy O'Neill with 54.4 percent of the vote to her 45.3 percent. Incumbent Bruce Breslow opted against a third term.
1:41 a.m.
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging state 'Truth in Campaigning' law
According to U.S. District Judge Philip Pro's order dismissing the lawsuit on Tuesday, the Ethics Commission "is an arm of the state" and is protected under the Eleventh Amendment from litigation by private individuals in ...
1:39 a.m.
Settlement of Tahoe land owner's suit settles little
The case was settled this spring for $600,000, leaving unresolved the fundamental issues it raised about government restrictions on construction in environmentally sensitive areas.
1:38 a.m.

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