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Archive for June 10, 1999

Attorney named special prosecutor for retrial
In accepting the appointment Wednesday to prosecute 26-year-old William Chris Shoels, Langford returns at least temporarily to the type of job he held for seven years as a Clark County deputy district attorney.
11:51 a.m.
Former carpet firm owner gets time to cover bad checks
Sayegh pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony bad check charge over his multimillion dollar gambling debt to three Las Vegas casinos. He faces the possibility of four years in prison, but if he makes good ...
11:50 a.m.
Pavlikowski to retire after 28 years as district judge
While Pavlikowski's last official day is June 30, he already has made arrangements to become a senior district judge and handle the caseload in his courtroom until Guinn appoints a replacement -- a process that ...
11:49 a.m.
Inquest begins in fatal shooting by cop
A jury of seven citizens and an alternate were expected to be in court through tomorrow afternoon to hear a Clark County coroner's report on the May 13 slaying of Donald Oswalt, 32.
11:49 a.m.
College studied $500,000 allocated to assess state system
"We could fill it with 14,000 students today if it was there," Perkins, a captain with the Henderson Police Department, said.
11:46 a.m.
Father pleads guilty in death of two men
Gustavo Cumplido apparently was trying to protect his family from repeated vandalism and gunfire, but his actions ended up tearing his family apart.
11:45 a.m.
Nevada Power releases facts on plant's toxic emissions
Nevada Power Co.'s Reid Gardner coal-fired plant in Moapa Valley released 52.7 tons of six toxic metals and two acids from generators into the region's air this year.
11:37 a.m.
Shootout leaves 1 dead, 2 injured
A 22-year-old man died and a 24-year-old was listed in critical condition at University Medical Center today after both were involved in the Wednesday night shooting at a residence, a Metro police spokesman said.
11:36 a.m.
Regents will consider charging university students computer fee
An agenda item for the Nevada Board of Regents meeting in Carson City June 17-18 calls for a $4-per-credit technology fee to offset the cost of computer labs and services at the state's universities and ...
11:35 a.m.
Wynn raps fed panel's report
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11:33 a.m.
Mirage unveils musical, convention space plan
That was one of several announcements made Wednesday by an at-times testy Steve Wynn at the Mirage Resorts Inc. annual shareholders' meeting.
11:26 a.m.
Charges dropped against midwife
Justice of the Peace Jennifer Togliatti was told Wednesday that the district attorney's office had decided not to pursue the felony case against Kellie Sparkman that was set for a June 29 preliminary hearing.
11:25 a.m.
Condo builder sued
The homeowners' association of La Posada, 9472 Canalino Drive, sued Plaster Development Co. and Monogram Inc. Plaster Development is the parent company of Monogram.
11:25 a.m.
Lanni supports change of control in House
Terry Lanni is a Republican, but he hopes the Democrats recapture control of the U.S. House of Representatives.
11:23 a.m.
Gaming win respectable
CARSON CITY -- Buoyed by strong slot machine play, Nevada casinos won $689.3 million in April, up 5.5 percent from a year ago, the state Gaming Control Board reported today.
11:23 a.m.
HMO participants to get service
The Southern Nevada Health Care Delivery System has signed a contract with Cogent Healthcare Inc. for hospitalist service for its 29,000 commercial members and 23,000 Medicare members.
11:22 a.m.
Residents have chance to comment on U.S. 95 widening
Residents had their first chance to express opinions to the Federal Highway Administration Wednesday night on the proposed widening of U.S. 95 from six lanes to 10.
11:22 a.m.
Las Vegas news briefs for June 10, 1999
Ruben Paul Perez, 23, admitted in his April guilty plea that the murder of Alejandro Nievez was to promote a gang.
11:21 a.m.
LVCVA official in Chicago dies
Patricia Ann Carroll, 57, worked for 11 years with the LVCVA after spending 16 years with the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.
11:19 a.m.
Subcontractor sues contractors over work
A&B Painting West Inc. named Tri Star Theme Builders Inc. and PCL Construction as defendants. It indicated it placed a mechanic's lien against Texas Station, which is owned by Station Casinos Inc. Station wasn't named ...
11:17 a.m.
Arizona Charlie's officials unaware of deal
But officials from Arizona Charlie's and its sister property, the Stratosphere hotel-casino, say they are unaware of any such deal and doubt it is in the works.
11:16 a.m.
Teachers can boot unruly students
One of the final bills passed by the Nevada Legislature last week and signed by Gov. Kenny Guinn Wednesday was Assembly Bill 521, which puts the teacher in the driver's seat to remove troublemakers who ...
11:16 a.m.
Cher to perform at grand opening
But the resort doesn't want any of the 5,000 invitees to review the event, asking that they should "leave your notepad or camera behind and simply enjoy the evening."
11:13 a.m.
Goodman an old hand at City Hall
Goodman had already toured the building from floors one to 10 on two occasions and had met with City Manager Virginia Valentine for help guiding his platform and understanding the city's issues.
11:12 a.m.
Powerhouse shareholders OK deal
The merger calls for Anchor to pay about $220 million, or $19.50 in cash for each share of Powerhouse, and to assume another $70 million of debt.
11:12 a.m.
LV historians compile top gambling events
The most important event in the history of the U.S. gaming industry occurred long before the first Nevada casino -- indeed long before European settlers moved to what would eventually become Nevada, according to a ...
10:58 a.m.
Rio executive quizzed about ties to Las Vegas prostitute
CARSON CITY -- A high level Las Vegas casino executive acknowledged Wednesday he had a four-year association with a prostitute but denied he tipped her off about an undercover police sting operation at a Strip ...
10:57 a.m.
Critics question LVCVA financing plan
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority plans to issue $150 million in revenue bonds to finance the expansion of the convention center.
10:56 a.m.
Obituaries for June 10, 1999
Margaret Carlin, 66, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Illinois. A resident for 16 years, she was a restaurateur.
10:53 a.m.
UNLV endorses NCAA proposals
Reform is coming to college basketball. And at UNLV, it is more than welcome.
10:42 a.m.
Columnist Steve Carp: Logan's child deserves to live on
One of life's great joys is seeing your baby grow up.
10:40 a.m.
Not so mutual in Omaha
Opening round
10:38 a.m.
Guinn signs measures helping seniors and the young
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn says Nevada "is ahead of the White House" with its new law to help low-income senior citizens pay for their prescription drugs.
10:31 a.m.
Ex-Rebel Daniels changes his mind, pulls out of NBA Draft
Former UNLV guard Greedy Daniels has decided to put his pro career on hold and give college another go as the 6-foot sophomore from New Orleans has informed the NBA he has withdrawn his name ...
10:30 a.m.
Editorial: House divided is harmful
In an effort to restore discipline, Hastert held a meeting with Republican members on Tuesday, sternly telling them that they would have to follow him or have the GOP risk losing the majority in the ...
10:25 a.m.
Editorial: Where gays aren't especially welcome
In retaliation, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said he would place a "hold" on all other presidential nominations requiring Senate approval. When senators are upset with the qualifications of a presidential nominee or an administration policy, ...
10:25 a.m.
Pitching fails Stars again in 10-4 loss to Tucson
Tucson amassed 17 more hits and made it three straight games that Las Vegas has given up double digits in runs. The Stars have surrendered 52 runs and 65 hits in their last three games.
10:00 a.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Free Fishing Day set for Saturday
Three fishing derbies are scheduled for southern and eastern Nevada to celebrate the state's annual Free Fishing Day on Saturday.
9:55 a.m.
Letter: President not acting lawfully
President Clinton's apologists, propagandists and spin doctors will now declare that he is the "peacemaker" and his disrespect for the Constitution, which he swore to uphold, was justified.
9:54 a.m.
Letter: Top 10 ways to improve schools
2. Electronic roll-taking. Couldn't a metal detector-type device free teachers from this clerical task?
9:53 a.m.
Letter: Swift justice is the only answer
Folks, this isn't the answer. We already have plenty of laws.
9:52 a.m.
Fishing report--June 10, 1999
Shad, a small bait fish, are the primary food source for striped bass and other game fish. Shad are currently spawning and their offspring are microscopic in size. Stripers are slurping on the lake's surface ...
9:51 a.m.
Letter: Clintons using Littleton to push gun control
During a news conference, Clinton declared war on our fundamental rights. We have a huge hunting and sports shooting culture in America -- when there are no constituents for this movement the movement will evaporate.
9:48 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Surprise birthday guest
With apologies to the boxing poet extraordinaire, I couldn't help adding on to what Ali immortalized decades ago after hearing my friend, Bernie Yuman, recount his eventful and significant birthday party.
9:44 a.m.
Correction to UMC story
Correction to UMC story
9:43 a.m.
Community news briefs for June 10, 1999
Clark County Commissioner Yvonne Atkinson Gates and Las Vegas Councilman Gary Reese will host the free event, which will feature games and activities for children.
9:42 a.m.
Fight schedule
At Irvine, Dustin Kim, Honolulu, vs. Carlos Martinez, Los Angeles, 10, featherweights.
9:29 a.m.
Corrales ditches trainer in favor of 'baby sitter'
Kenny Adams didn't mind parting ways with Freddie Norwood, a great but troubled fighter who recently regained the WBA featherweight championship.
9:28 a.m.
Jones, Hopkins lurking in the back of Liles' mind
Boxing has four legitimate world champions who are in the midst of enjoying long reigns.
9:28 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Hamed-Tapia would be royal match
While Johnny Tapia is fighting Paulie Ayala June 26 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, a much bigger fight for the WBA bantamweight champion is already being discussed.
9:26 a.m.
Longer hours set for Farmers Market
"We had a lot of requests (from patrons) to extend the market," said Pam Erickson, spokeswoman for the city's community development department that organizes the weekly event in the Civic Center Plaza.
9:26 a.m.
State settles with paralyzed former inmate for $1.35 million
Jerry D. Wright, who was serving a term for burglary, suffered from a seizure disorder. But instead of being assigned a lower bunk, he was in an upper. He suffered a seizure, fell out of ...
9:26 a.m.
War cut short school for LVHS Class of '44
When two dozen members of the Las Vegas High School Class of '44 gather at the Sun City MacDonald Ranch recreation center tonight they are sure to share memories of being teens in a time ...
9:25 a.m.
Governor signs scholarship and health care bills
Three of those bills were a compromise with legislators on how to spend $1.2 billion in tobacco settlement money that Nevada expects over the next 25 years.
9:22 a.m.
Oscar day in Las Vegas as new mayor prepares to take charge
And, of course, a basketball game to bet on. This is a gambling town after all.
9:19 a.m.
Nevada leaving Big West to join WAC
"We have invited the University of Nevada to join the WAC Conference effective July 1 of 2000," said Gerald Turner, the president of Southern Methodist University and the chairman of the WAC board of directors.
9:17 a.m.
Governor signs spanking bill
Advocates have argued that parents need to know they will not be jailed for disciplining their children. But critics maintained a record is vital to identifying abusive parents.
9:15 a.m.
For an increasing percentage of the population, solo living is the lifestyle of choice
"I thought, 'How would somebody know if I'd been hurt?' " says the Las Vegas single mother in her early 30s, who prefers to be identified only by her first name.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: There's something fishy on the ice in IHL
By the time the best triple-A teams in baseball and hockey get around to deciding their championships, they've usually been plundered and pillaged by the big clubs. By then, most of their fans have turned ...
9:10 a.m.
Silverado keeps it all in the family with victory
It was a family affair for the Bessers at Wednesday night's American Legion baseball game between Silverado and Palo Verde.
9:04 a.m.
Friday at Hollywood Park
1st race 6 fur 3YO & up F&M Mdn Clm: 1 We Surrender Towin (Enriquez) 115; 2 Ve Chipper (Flores) 120; 3 Sweet Bee (Puglisi) 120; 4 Barbara Cheri (Rodriguez) 122; 5 Windy Kat (Nakatani) ...
7:57 a.m.
Friday at Golden Gate Fields
1st race 5 fur 2YO Fil Mdn Clm: 1 Keep Me Smiling (Arriaga) 117; 2 I Gotto Go (Baze) 117; 3 Sweet Charlotte (Radke) 112; 4 Rockeyhillcat (Gonzalez) 117; 5 Rosearino (Dieguez) 117; 6 Lacy ...
7:56 a.m.
Friday at Belmont Park
1st race 1 mi-1/16 4YO & up Clm: 1 Alyswell (Smith) 114; 2 Mickeray (Leon) 114; 3 Unforgiven Affair (Chavez) 114; 4 Fifth Set (Gryder) 114; 5 Shamrock Lad (Espinoza) 114; 6 Edgecombe Flyer (Bridgmohan) ...
7:56 a.m.
He shall be Zevon
Warren Zevon will be along shortly, but first a story.
4:47 a.m.
The Vermin: Local punks take on the Almighty
Guitarist / vocalist Dirk Vermin and bassist / backing vocalist Rob Ruckus arrive promptly at the Wet Stop at nine. Drummer Jerry "Turbo" Proctor is missing -- so nicknamed, Vermin says, because "he never shuts ...
4:43 a.m.
Feeder: England Springs
The Huntridge Theater is having one of those nights that make management giddy. If it isn't a capacity house, they're close enough not to tell the difference by sight. Pop-rock cherubs Everclear head the bill; ...
4:42 a.m.
Highlights of April win report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $689.3 million, up 5.5 percent.
4:08 a.m.
Investigation into accident concludes
Peter Bergna, 46, of Incline Village, told investigators he lost control of his truck in the early morning hours of June 2, 1998.
4:07 a.m.
Smoke from a controlled burn of dead trees
Crews are intentionally torching dead trees and underbrush to remove the potential fuel in case there's an unintentional fire later this year.
3:06 a.m.
Guinn uncomfortable with approving $100 million in contracts
"We're going to have to sit down with our own people and they're going to have to justify these," he said adding that a couple of days on his desk isn't enough time to properly ...
3:05 a.m.
Tourist crossing street struck by limousine
Police said Ms. Hasegawa was hit while crossing from the north to south curb on Tropicana Avenue outside a marked crosswalk. She had been staying in a nearby hotel.
3:05 a.m.
Yucca payload grows 50 percent
The DOE's Yucca Mountain project manager, Russ Dyer, told the state Commission on Nuclear Projects Wednesday in Las Vegas that not only wastes from commercial nuclear power plants, but also from former nuclear bomb manufacturing ...
3:03 a.m.

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