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Archive for October 26, 1999

BASE jumper jailed in Reno says protests will continue
McGlynn said the protests won't end until the jumps are made legal.
11:53 a.m.
DMV's computer taking its toll on title service firms
The department's new computer system has been slowing transactions in recent weeks, causing long delays for consumers.
11:52 a.m.
Review: Every high school should taste 'Pizza with Shrimp on Top'
"Pizza with Shrimp on Top" is not the name of Emeril Lagasse's new cooking show on TV's Food Network.
11:26 a.m.
State delegates back scientists' Yucca report
Nevada's four members of Congress welcomed the conclusion of an unreleased report that recommends the Department of Energy delay building a high-level nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain and spend $280 million to research technology ...
11:22 a.m.
Mayor's call for council 'stewards' meets opposition
Now that Mayor Oscar Goodman has stalled the appointments of two new council members with an ethics opinion request, a former politician and average residents alike are both vying for input in the process.
11:22 a.m.
Nevada senators fight late push for nuke bill
WASHINGTON -- Nevada Sens. Richard Bryan and Harry Reid today promised to fight a last-minute push in Congress to pass a bill that would bring nuclear waste to Nevada as early as 2007.
11:21 a.m.
North Las Vegans question new ward boundaries
Many residents claim the proposed new configuration does not consider future growth. They say that in a short time some wards could contain as many as 60,000 people and others only 20,000.
11:13 a.m.
Shooting suspect pleads innocent
Derrick Simpson, 41, of Las Vegas, was left paralyzed after being shot in the face and back.
11:12 a.m.
Pedestrian fatalities up in Vegas
Manual Sandoval, 51, was struck while crossing Eastern Avenue on Sunday. He died from his injuries Monday.
11:10 a.m.
NDA, Chamber of Commerce line up speakers
And Wayne Huizenga, founder of Blockbuster Video and Chief Executive of Republic Industries, is one of the speakers at Preview 2000 on Jan. 25 at the Thomas and Mack Center.
11:07 a.m.
A cooking passion stirs Williams-Sonoma troops
Chuck Williams says he loves to cook, and the rest -- including his $1.2 billion retail namesake -- is gravy.
11:06 a.m.
Tourist package to include Calif. studio, LV, parks
Scenic Airlines, a North Las Vegas-based air tour operator, will begin shuttling passengers to and from Los Angeles next year under a new agreement with Universal Studios.
11:05 a.m.
LV Internet usage tallied at 41.8 percent
The study, conducted by Scarborough Research, a New York consumer ratings firm, placed Las Vegas 28th on the list of 64 cities, with 41.8 percent of the adult population now using the Internet -- a ...
11:04 a.m.
Fare sale set between LV, Orange County
The airline said today it would offer fares ranging from $106 to $136 round trip, down from $174 offered previously.
11:02 a.m.
Shining Sun
Today's game
11:00 a.m.
Stardust, Newton sign biggest entertainment deal in LV history
Often a forgotten entity under the crush of billion-dollar megaresorts, the Stardust hotel-casino has made a move to get noticed.
11:00 a.m.
A city divided
Many residents in North Las Vegas believe the city's rapid growth may leave the older parts of the city behind.
11:00 a.m.
Rhodes Ranch hotel-casino planned
A European-style hotel-casino featuring a 64-lane bowling alley, shopping center and movie theaters in the city's southwest could be approved by the Clark County Commission as early as November.
11:00 a.m.
'Wonder Years' actor sues LV wedding chapel
Hervey, 27, appeared as Wayne Arnold in the television series "The Wonder Years" from 1988 to 1993.
10:58 a.m.
Police jail gun-toting Mojave High student
Clark County School District police arrested an 18-year-old Mojave High School student Monday morning after a .25-caliber handgun was found in his backpack on the North Las Vegas campus.
10:57 a.m.
Obituaries for October 26, 1999
Jose Cruz Benavidez, 35, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. He was born Oct. 8, 1964, in Arizona. A resident for 30 years, he worked in the financial industry.
10:42 a.m.
News briefs
The search for 7-year-old Karla Rodriguez entered its sixth day today.
10:41 a.m.
MGC revenues, losses climb
MGC on Monday reported revenues for the third quarter that ended Sept. 30 of $15 million, a 30 percent increase over second quarter 1999 revenues of $11.5 million and more than 300 percent ahead of ...
10:41 a.m.
UNLV promises police misconduct issue will be resolved
CARSON CITY -- A UNLV official Monday promised the university would look at a recommendation to create an independent review board to monitor complaints of misconduct by campus police against students and others.
10:38 a.m.
WMS gaming results soar
CHICAGO -- WMS Industries Inc. reported sharp increases in gaming industry profits, but posted a net quarterly loss due to its decision to halt pinball and cabinet making operations.
10:37 a.m.
Las Vegas retail market gains new player
Daniel Blatteis hopes his company's new Las Vegas office will serve as a brokerage beachhead into the city's fast growing retail sector.
10:36 a.m.
Analyst flips Mandalay, Park Place ratings
Mandalay stock was quoted at $17.875 a share, up 31.25 cents, in late-morning trading, while Park Place was off 12.5 cents a share from its 52-week high, to $13.625.
10:36 a.m.
Labor using Culinary film to organize
The Culinary Union has produced a film documenting its six-year strike against the Frontier hotel-casino in Las Vegas, and labor officials are preparing to use it as a vehicle for rallying union troops across the ...
10:36 a.m.
LV firm reports financial turnaround
Revenues at the company increased 35 percent, to $27.3 million. Over a nine-month period, revenues reached $81.5 million, a company record. Net income for the nine months was $3.4 million, or 31 cents a share, ...
10:35 a.m.
Men linked to killings face additional charges
Two of the three men charged in the execution slayings of four young men in August 1998 have pleaded not guilty to unrelated charges.
10:24 a.m.
Defendant wants charges dismissed in fatal I-15 crash
Alexis Jill Bodkin should find out Wednesday whether criminal charges that allege she created a road rage incident on Interstate 15 that killed a California motorcyclist will be dismissed.
10:24 a.m.
Eyewitness account is on hold in case
Whether the only eyewitness to a 1992 quadruple murder will be able to testify could be in the hands of a Florida psychologist.
10:23 a.m.
Competency hearing set in slaying of Vegas singer
A Nov. 22 mental competency hearing has been set for the man charged in the bizarre slaying of Las Vegas singer Ginger Rios.
10:23 a.m.
LV players remember Payne as a 'good guy'
The news of Payne Stewart's death on Monday hit close to home for several Las Vegans who had come in contact with the two-time U.S. Open champion throughout his remarkable career.
10:22 a.m.
Prep star may be ready to commit to UNLV
Prized prep school basketball player Caron Butler may be attending UNLV after all.
10:16 a.m.
Convicted cop killer loses state Supreme Court appeal
Olausen was one of four teenagers who admitted stabbing Hoff to death when a drug sting went bad at Idlewild Park. Hoff was making what he thought was a drug buy for about $16,000.
10:12 a.m.
Polish citizen shot outside brothel in Wells
Lajczak was driving through town last week when his car broke down, Murray said.
10:11 a.m.
Former Nevada Congresswoman throws support behind Bush
"I think George W. Bush is going to be the nominee and I support him wholeheartedly," said the former seven-term congresswoman who retired in 1996.
10:11 a.m.
Creditors file $3 million in claims against Mustang Ranch
Government agents padlocked the brothel east of Reno in August after the owners were convicted on a variety of fraud, bribery and racketeering charges.
10:10 a.m.
Nevada teachers adjust to ensure students meet tougher standards
The northwest center, including Washoe, Pershing and Storey counties, will be drawing partially from Washoes team of 100 teacher-trainers already working in the schools. Working with teachers at each school site will give them the ...
10:10 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Wednesday's races at Santa Anita
1st Race -- Sunley Seeker - 4-wide 3rd in last, runner up before that---both at the fair, continues to drop in class looking for winning level, P. Val. aboard now and draws good rail post. ...
10:09 a.m.
Mother of truant student gets suspended jail sentence
Her 11-year-old daughter was held back last school year after she missed 59 days of classes. Any further unexcused absences will send the mother to jail.
10:09 a.m.
Tyson faces Friday hearing on latest antics
The Nevada Athletic Commission will discuss Tyson's aborted fight with Norris at a Friday meeting, at which he is expected to get the $8.7 million purse that has been withheld pending a review of his ...
10:08 a.m.
Soon-to-be ex-senator not interested in federal judgeship
Federal judges often reduce their social contacts with attorneys after taking the bench, being careful to avoid appearances of conflicts of interest.
10:04 a.m.
Letter: Scofflaws cause traffic hazard
People should know that when going south, they should park on the west side of the street to get their mail. I know that they are too lazy or crippled to do this, but that's ...
10:03 a.m.
Letter: Welcome to magic city of Las Vegas
You'll get to meet our new mayor soon. He's a colorful character named Oscar. There was a time when he was a legal eagle for questionable characters but he figured out that being in charge ...
10:01 a.m.
Letter: Latest earthquake evidence that Yucca no place for nukes
Mother Earth is shifting and stretching all the time like any old woman, and there are no promises anyone can make you that that fault won't go, too. Even the site itself is only being ...
10:00 a.m.
Community news briefs for October 26, 1999
Bill Mors, producer of the Las Vegas history videotapes "Remember Las Vegas," gave 250 complete sets of the tapes to Clark County School District libraries to further promote education of Las Vegas history.
9:59 a.m.
Editorial: Las Vegas to London causes stir
There were negotiations between the United States and Britain to reach a new aviation treaty and liberalize landing rights, but discussions broke off in July, because British aviation officials couldn't agree on the number of ...
9:55 a.m.
Editorial: A reasonable voice that will be missed
One reason for Chafee's centrism is that he was part of a generation that understood the important role government plays in domestic and international affairs, including the defense of democracy against tyranny. During World War ...
9:54 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: ... and still champion
FORGET MIKE TYSON. We saw the real champion in action.
9:54 a.m.
Longtime local photographer David Lee Waite recalls chronicling Las Vegas through the decades
"It was simpler then, you could get (into) anywhere," Waite says.
9:52 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: Bouncing from this to that to the other
Some odds 'n' ends from a few odd developments in the world of local news gathering:
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: They wanted their MTV jam -- and they got it
The MTV jam at the Hard Rock over the weekend drew a throng of kids and most of extreme sports' biggest names. Pro-skateboarder Tony Hawk skated the last competition of his career and helicopter stuntman ...
9:45 a.m.
Robinson, Iacenda to meet again after four long years
New Mexico running back Ted Iacenda admits it will be a little odd looking across the field on Saturday night at University Stadium and seeing John Robinson pacing the UNLV sidelines.
9:39 a.m.
With seven seniors gone, Miller preaches patience
After guiding the UNLV women's basketball team to 17 wins in her first season as Lady Rebels head coach, Regina Miller constantly is asked what is in store for the team this year. A conference ...
9:39 a.m.
Tyson hearing on Friday
Nevada boxing regulators will meet Friday at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Tyson's latest antics in the ring, and decide whether to take any action against him for a late blow that prematurely ended his fight ...
9:38 a.m.
Silver Bandits on TV
The games, featuring the Silver Bandits and the San Diego Stingrays, will be aired on Metro 48, Nellis Air Force Base Cable Channel 6 and in Pahrump on KPVM-TV Channel 41.
9:37 a.m.
Nevada 4A prep football playoff schedule
Friday's Games
8:06 a.m.
Wednesday at Aqueduct
1st race 6 fur 3YO & up F & M Clm: 1 Brite Girl (Coa) 113; 2 Won Your Star (Toscano) 118; 3 Bangkok Baby (Persaud) 118; 4 La Femme M (Bridgmohan) 118; 5 a-Asap ...
8:02 a.m.
Wednesday at Santa Anita
1st race 1-1/16 mi 3YO & up F & M Clm: 1 Sunley Seeker (Valenzuela) 118; 2 Co Pay (Berrio) 116; 3 Sea Daisy (Black) 118; 4 O Que Vista (Gutierrez) 109; 5 Shy Winner ...
8:01 a.m.
Wednesday at Bay Meadows
1st race 1 mi 3YO & up F & M Clm: 1 Shirley Valentine (Tohill) 119; 2 Aly Babe (Baze) 119; 3 Moo Moon (Miranda) 112; 4 Ticktock Tilly (Landeros) 109; 5 Space Flight (Bisono) ...
8:01 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Do guys still play with pain?
I'm not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. In fact, my favorite doctors are Pepper, J, Detroit and the woman with the British accent on E.R.
4:28 a.m.

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