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Archive for March 1, 1999

Court says Sands owners violated labor law
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld findings by the National Labor Relations Board that the Sands committed unfair labor practices against unions representing painters, carpenters and electrical workers.
12:12 p.m.
Error, ruling lead to earnings revisions
Today's earnings restatement also reflected an order from the Public Utilities Commission that adjusted Nevada Power's energy cost account balances, resulting in a one-time write-off of about $800,000.
12:12 p.m.
Bob Miller to join company's board
A company spokesman said the board includes executives with strong skills in managing growth. Miller was selected because of his track record of keeping state taxes low during Nevada's booming growth.
12:11 p.m.
MGM Grand's Detroit partners examined
The newspaper said Anthony Soave, majority owner of the building that will house MGM Grand's $200 million temporary Detroit casino, once was arrested on an illegal gambling charge.
12:11 p.m.
Suit seeks correction of death certificate
According to the suit, Longstaff said a death certificate signed by a Desert Memorial representative indicated that Robert Fay Jr. was divorced at the time of his death on March 14, 1997. Longstaff said she ...
12:10 p.m.
Letter: Nonsmoker stands up for his rights in hazy casinos
Victoria says I am rude and disgusting and I should move far, far away. She goes on to say if a smoker sits next to her she will move. Why?
12:08 p.m.
Letter: Vet gets great care all around
He was sent from there to the UMC Emergency Trauma section. I spoke to them both on the phone. I went to the emergency room only to see him have a stroke and heart attack ...
12:08 p.m.
Letter: Starr's counsel acted appropriately
Ken Starr, Linda Tripp and the House of Representatives weren't on trial. President Clinton's irresponsible lies to us, his cabinet, his friends, a federal grand jury and in a deposition in a civil case led ...
12:08 p.m.
Obituaries for March 1, 1999
She is survived by one daughter, Angela Gunter of Las Vegas; one brother, Lawrence Sidito of Corona, N.Y.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
12:05 p.m.
Agencies, lobbyists, lawmakers not losing hope despite tight budget
But those seeking more money are still hoping for a break when new tax revenue projections are delivered to lawmakers by May 1.
11:56 a.m.
Hearing on public records bill delayed
The Assembly bill would allow for public inspection of any information turned up during an investigation of an executive-branch state worker, once the probe is completed.
11:55 a.m.
Spartans survived rough road to win title
They didn't have the depth of Durango.
11:52 a.m.
Even free points can't help UNLV
LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Ever since he began coaching at UNLV four years ago, Bill Bayno has questioned what his team needs to do to get a break from the referees.
11:51 a.m.
Lady Rebels face Hawaii
First-year UNLV women's basketball coach Regina Miller finds herself with a rather pleasant dilemma these days.
11:50 a.m.
Accolades begin for Marion
Consistency was rewarded Sunday as the Western Athletic Conference's coaches selected UNLV star forward Shawn Marion to the Mountain Division first team all-conference squad.
11:49 a.m.
Editorial: Death knell for erudite television?
So the station fired the respected moderator, Ken Bode, who also is dean of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and executive producer Elizabeth Piersol. The Washington Post reported last week that Bode ...
11:40 a.m.
Columnist Melissa Schorr: Gen X to Gen Y -- Gen Why?
This is news to me. This is news to you. This is news to the thousands of Levi Strauss & Co. factory workers being laid off across the country.
11:36 a.m.
City asked to increase investment in building
Developers of the $57 million Sun Plaza office building in downtown Las Vegas have asked the city for additional assistance to get the project off the ground.
11:34 a.m.
Court rejects challenge to gaming authority
Frank A. Romano said he was eventually cleared of wrongdoing and was unfairly denied return of his gaming license by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
11:31 a.m.
Marketers told to stress casino 'position'
For Richard Schuetz, the three most important thing a casino marketer can remember are not "location, location, location," but "position, position, position."
11:31 a.m.
Regulators study new slot game
The technology also allows the game's spinning reels to appear as a three-dimensional image outside the slot cabinet, the company said.
11:30 a.m.
MGM Grand not part of South African probe
The Sun reported Thursday that a State Gaming Control Board official had said a member of a two-person minority party alleged on the floor of the South African parliament that someone had paid 1 million ...
11:28 a.m.
Anchor in deal with IGT, sues Acres
As part of the alliance, IGT has agreed not to make or distribute games featuring bonus events covered by the claims of the patents for any other manufacturer except the Anchor-IGT joint venture.
11:28 a.m.
Columnist David Broder: Davis walks into tough school choices
His experience sends a cautionary signal to Washington politicians who fancy they have found a magic formula for improving student performance.
11:27 a.m.
Washoe County tourism jobs decline
The Riverboat and Holiday hotel-casinos closed late last year to put about 550 people out of work.
11:25 a.m.
Oxygen bar a breath of fresh air to Las Vegans
Las Vegas can count itself hip to one more trend: The first oxygen bar has been open less than a month here, and already business is booming.
11:25 a.m.
$1 award makes it hard to celebrate win in Metro suit
Brenda Nadell learned a valuable lesson in how costly a victory in a civil rights case can be.
11:24 a.m.
Assistant city manager leaving post to return to San Diego
Wilhelmine "Willie" Cook, assistant to the city manager, confirmed she is leaving the city after six years to become deputy director of human resources in San Diego County.
11:22 a.m.
Kids get help to cope with teacher's death
When students in Cindi Turner's third-grade class at Nate Mack Elementary School went on break three weeks ago, they had no idea that would be their last goodbye to their teacher.
11:21 a.m.
Police probe hit-and-run accident that killed two taxi passengers
Bodiot of Las Vegas, according to police, ran on foot from the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Main Street after the accident, which police said was caused by a car failing to stop for a ...
11:20 a.m.
Priestess: County is ignoring its own policy
The seven copper rings that interlock above the desert structure are considered the gateway to the sun, the moon and stars.
11:20 a.m.
Report: $30 million spent by UMC to cover those who don't pay bills
The commissioners, acting as the hospital board of trustees, will receive the UNLV report Tuesday.
11:19 a.m.
Mormon conference emphasizes family, faith in church
Southern Nevada's Mormons comfortably filled the Thomas & Mack Center twice Sunday for repeat sessions of the Regional Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
11:17 a.m.
Justice of peace faces abuse of powers charge in contempt ruling
The formal hearing before the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline will be held at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board.
11:16 a.m.
District Court judges at odds over supervisory system plan
In advocating the system, Chief Justice Robert Rose told the Legislature last week that two or three judges in Clark County don't seem to be carrying their share of the load or helping fellow judges ...
11:13 a.m.
Henderson rape suspect arrested in New Mexico
However, if Dennis N. Rabbitt, 42, is convicted of being a serial rapist, it won't be for any sexual assaults committed in Southern Nevada.
11:13 a.m.
Southern students to get their due
It took a raucous two days of sometimes bitter barbs in front of overflow crowds at the Community College of Southern Nevada's Charleston Campus. But at the end of one of the most vitriolic Board ...
11:12 a.m.
County to establish ethics standards
The long-awaited ethics standards are a combined effort of a citizens task force, which spent months studying other states' laws, and recommendations made by Commissioner Lance Malone.
11:10 a.m.
Man shoots at police, run down with car
The officer, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, is reported in good condition at University Medical Center with wounds in his left shoulder and right leg.
11:09 a.m.
'I'm not afraid to be arrested'
A Georgia congressman who has a national reputation as a civil-rights leader says he's ready to be arrested if necessary in the Culinary Union's demonstration today at the Venetian.
11:04 a.m.
New year, same task for Rebels in tourney
10:59 a.m.
Sam's Town 300 qualifier offers heavy competition
The most fierce competition this weekend may not be seen in Sunday's Las Vegas 400 NASCAR Winston Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but in Friday's qualifying for the Busch Series Sam's Town 300.
10:57 a.m.
Columnist Rusty Wallace: It won't just be racing in Las Vegas
I can't believe it has been almost a year since we first raced at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, but I'm really looking forward to coming back to Las Vegas.
10:57 a.m.
Vitale stats: Critics aside, Dickie V. still on top in college hoops
Dick Vitale can't understand it.
10:56 a.m.
Softball: UNLV whips San Jose State
The UNLV softball team was back in action today at Rebel Diamond for its third and final game against San Jose State. The Rebels made a clean sweep in their WAC series opener with a ...
10:41 a.m.
Big League tickets on sale
Individual game tickets for Big League Weekend 1999 go on sale today at the Cashman Field box office or can be purchased by phone by calling the Las Vegas Stars (386-7200 or 320-7825) or TicketMaster ...
10:40 a.m.
UNLV Women's Tennis team loses sixth straight
The 31st-ranked UNLV women's tennis team failed to earn even a single point for the second consecutive day as it was shut out by 13th-ranked Southern California 8-0 Sunday in Los Angeles. The Lady Rebels ...
10:39 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Rebels -- One good week in two years
Selective memory can come in handy if only because it allows you to continually replay the good times while disregarding the bad.
10:37 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: 'Big Cap' features attractive field
Horse racing takes a break from the Kentucky Derby trail this week as the sport's handicap division takes center stage with the 62nd running of the Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday.
10:37 a.m.
Winston Cup drivers place LV 400 among top spots
It does not have the prestige of the Daytona 500 or the Brickyard 400, but the Las Vegas 400 has quickly become of the most popular stops on the NASCAR Winston Cup circuit.
10:32 a.m.
Silver Springs fire ruled accidental
Katherine Metcalfe, 23, was in stable condition in the burn unit at University Hospital.
10:01 a.m.
IHL Standings -- March 1, 1999
Northeast Division
9:56 a.m.
Men's Conference Tournament Glances
All Times EST
9:33 a.m.
Some 33,000 attend regional conference
If a child is taught well, he said, parents need not fear what will happen to them as they grow.
8:39 a.m.
Police search for thieves who took $500,000 in jewelry
"I don't know if they broke into the home or if they were allowed in," said police spokesman Steve Meriwether. "There were no injuries reported."
8:39 a.m.
Nevadans give $15,880 to Clinton defense fund
Lessly was among 118 Nevadans who contributed $15,880 to Clinton's defense fund last year.
8:38 a.m.
Washoe County tourism jobs decline again in 1998
The Riverboat and Holiday hotel-casinos closed late last year to put about 550 people out of work. They're among six downtown Reno casinos to shut down over the last four years.
8:38 a.m.
Box Score: UNLV 64, Colorado State 61
3-Point Goals: 7-15 .467 (Simmons 0-1, Marion 1-3, Keefe 2-3, Dickel 1-3, Daniels 1-3, Herod 2-2).
4:44 a.m.
Box Score: SMU 80, UNLV 78
3-Point Goals: 8-20 .400 (Elsey 1-4, Davis 2-4, Sasser 1-4, Woods 4-8).
4:44 a.m.
Box Score: TCU 76, UNLV 72
3-Point Goals: 4-15 .267 (Gainous 0-1, Jaksic 3-8, Fowler 0-1, Carroll 1-4, Long 0-1).
4:43 a.m.
Last-minute flurry as Mandalay Bay opens Tuesday
Glenn Schaeffer, president and chief financial officer of parent Circus Circus Enterprises, Inc., promised the city's newest megaresort would be "a world of escape where entertainment has the edge over reality."
4:03 a.m.
Wet year a boon for wetlands
Changes being considered include expanding the refuge, improving roads and adding wildlife viewing towers and hiking trails.
4:01 a.m.
Man wedged in chimney says he fell in
Police got a call before daybreak Sunday that somebody was yelling for help.
2:54 a.m.
Box Score: Ice 3, Thunder 2 (SO)
Second Period -- 3, Las Vegas, Melson 7 (Lefebvre, Naumenko), 14:01. Penalties: Indianapolis, Cloutier (interference), 4:08; Las Vegas, Kaminski (roughing), 10:38.
2:20 a.m.
Box score: Thunder 5, Grizzlies 4
Second Period -- 3, Las Vegas, Lefebvre 7 (Wansborough, Naumenko), 4:43; 4, Las Vegas, Romaniuk 23 (Hollis, Jinman), 5:45; 5, Utah, Aivazoff 12 (Hughes, Byce), 12:01; 6, Utah, Lauer 22 (Aivazoff, Biggs), pp, 15:42. Penalties: ...
2:02 a.m.
Box score: Aeros 5, Thunder 3
Second Period -- 3, Las Vegas, Wansborough 4 (Kaminski), 0:30; 4, Houston, Freer 14 (Lamb, Hawgood), 13:10. Penalties: Houston, Dyck (interference), 2:34; Las Vegas, Zurba (fighting, major), 5:24; Houston, Yeo (fighting, major), 5:24; Houston, Christian ...
2:02 a.m.
Box score: Thunder 3, Ice Dogs 2 (SO)
Second Period 2, Long Beach, Ferner 2 (Tallaire, Manlow), 1:46; 3, Long Beach, Loach 12 (Modry, Tallaire), pp, 9:11. Penalties: Long Beach, Modry (high-sticking), 4:18; Las Vegas, Wansborough (high-sticking), 4:18; Long Beach, Kenady (fighting, major), ...
2:01 a.m.
Box score: Thunder 2, Ice Dogs 1 (SO)
Second Period -- 2, Long Beach, Tallaire 17 (Ferner), 13:17. Penalties: Las Vegas, Miller (misconduct), 2:45; Long Beach, Loach (holding the stick), 2:58; Las Vegas, Kaminski (Obstruction, hooking), 6:18; Las Vegas, Lefebvre (Obstruction, holding), 10:30; ...
2:01 a.m.
Box score: Wolves 3, Thunder 2
Second Period --3, Chicago, Pearson 16 (G Larose, Gretzky), 7:00; 4, Chicago, Maltais 37, sh, 12:11; 5, Chicago, C Marinucci 25 (K Miller, Tilley), 17:51. Penalties: Jinman, Las (tripping), 2:29; Las Vegas, Zurba, Las (interference), ...
2:01 a.m.
Box score: Thunder 3, Aeros 1
Second Period 3, Las Vegas, Romaniuk 26 (Hollis), sh, 17:58. Penalties: Houston, Huard (high-sticking), 1:58; Las Vegas, Kaminski (slashing, misconduct), 4:39; Houston, Pellerin (goalie interference), 4:39; Houston, Huard (slashing, misconduct), 4:39; Las Vegas, Srubko (fighting ...
2:01 a.m.
Box score: Ice Dogs 2, Thunder 0
Second Period -- None. Penalties: Long Beach, Leonov (roughing), 8:39; Las Vegas, Romaniuk (roughing), 8:39; Long Beach, Manlow (tripping), 11:40; Las Vegas, Helenius (cross-checking), 15:01; Long Beach, Lambert (cross-checking), 16:38; Las Vegas, Kaminski (cross-checking), 18:38.
2:01 a.m.
Box score: Thunder 3, Cyclones 2 (SO)
Second Period None. Penalties: Cincinnati, Knipscheer (Obstruction, tripping), 1:43; Cincinnati, Nemeth (high-sticking), 10:54; Cincinnati, Dandenault (fighting, major), 16:56; Las Vegas, Toews (fighting, major), 16:56.
2:01 a.m.
Box score: Thunder 4, Cyclones 2
Second Period1, Las Vegas, Berens 22 (Buckberger, Mcbain), 2:57; 2, Cincinnati, Shevalier 20 (Morrow, Patterson), pp, 7:37. Penalties: Cincinnati, Chervyakov (high-sticking), 1:50; Cincinnati, Astashenko (roughing), 1:50; Las Vegas, Helenius (roughing), 1:50; Las Vegas, Lefebvre (slashing), ...
2:01 a.m.

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