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Archive for September 9, 1999

Rumors about New Frontier's sale heat up; Radisson deal off
A plan to transform the New Frontier hotel-casino into a Radisson franchise has apparently been scuttled by a new deal to sell the hotel.
11:49 a.m.
Lewis stalker to be released early
Gary Benson, a felon who has made numerous threats to kill comedian Jerry Lewis, will be a free man early next month.
11:48 a.m.
County approves purchase of Sunrise Mountain landfill
The Clark County Commission has directed its staff to pursue buying the closed and controversial Sunrise Mountain landfill for up to $160,000.
11:45 a.m.
State releases $100,000 to pay for flood damage
CARSON CITY -- The state Board of Examiners Wednesday released $100,000 as the state's share to pay for recovery from the flash-flood damage that hit Clark County in July.
11:43 a.m.
Senate race turns murky
Las Vegas attorney Edward M. Bernstein said he's about two weeks away from making "a major announcement" about his potential candidacy for the U.S. Senate, a decision that could make him the front-running Democrat.
11:40 a.m.
In withdrawal, Del Papa cites lack of funds
CARSON CITY -- Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa, who has never lost an election dating back to her days in college, has thrown in the towel in her race for the U.S. Senate, possibly ...
11:40 a.m.
Investment speculation lifts Mirage shares
Analysts differ on Mirage view
11:38 a.m.
Failure to secure building permits not being tolerated
Fee Hike
11:34 a.m.
The Gators still have their bite
The 1999 season may prove to be a rebuilding year for the Green Valley High football team, but that doesn't mean the Gators' days as the area's dominant fall sports program have come to an ...
11:30 a.m.
County denies Wetlands Park homes project
Clark County commissioners gave a thumbs-down to a proposed development for manufactured homes adjacent to the Wetlands Park Wednesday.
11:29 a.m.
Unions line up against Wal-Mart grocery
In the minds of Clark County planners, an ordinance drafted to keep big-box stores out of the Las Vegas Valley was designed to prevent parking-lot accidents between vehicles and pedestrians.
11:29 a.m.
Local briefs
Ronni Epstein, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, has announced the appointment of Marci Gurwitch Ballin as campaign director.
11:28 a.m.
Successful start pleases coaches
Call it chest-thumping Tuesday.
11:27 a.m.
Cox Cable loses in request on telephone subsidies
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada today rejected a request to reconsider an order allowing Sprint to pay competitors a credit for each residential line they operate in Southern Nevada.
11:27 a.m.
Walk-on finally picks up road win
After eight years and a lot of long bus and plane rides home, John Greer finally got to experience the thrill of victory following a road football game last week.
11:26 a.m.
State, counties seek money to help fight nuclear accidents
The Department of Energy is considering the Test Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, as a regional repository for thousands of shipments of low-level radioactive wastes from the cleanup of nuclear weapons production at ...
11:26 a.m.
Seven injured while building hotel-casino
Seven construction workers were injured today when a 32-foot slab that was to be part of the second floor of the $175 million Suncoast hotel-casino collapsed in the pre-dawn hours, sending other workers scurrying for ...
11:26 a.m.
Columnist Steve Carp: UNLV drops TV ball on team, fans
It's not often the opportunity presents the UNLV athletic department a chance to seize a positive moment when it comes to its beleaguered football program.
11:11 a.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Make Nevada fishing regulations simple
The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners will meet in Winnemucca this weekend to establish fishing regulations for the next two years.
11:09 a.m.
Sinatra estate sues Desert Inn
Sheffield Enterprises Inc. sued the Desert Inn hotel-casino, alleging it infringed Sheffield's rights on the late Frank Sinatra's name, identity and persona by using Sheffield's trademarks in its advertising and sales of goods and services.
11:09 a.m.
Bomb turns out to be clothes in bank heist
An early morning robbery at Nevada State Bank, 201 S. Fourth St., caused Metro Police to evacuate the building after a suspicious case was left at the scene.
11:08 a.m.
Adjustment pays off for soccer team
Three games into the season may seem an odd time to be changing a team's system, but UNLV men's soccer head coach Barry Barto is doing just that.
11:08 a.m.
Harter named MWC representative
She had served on the board when UNLV was with the Western Athletic Conference.
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Unbeaten Norwood has plenty of critics
It's never too late to make a fresh start, as Freddie Norwood is attempting to prove at the age of 29.
11:06 a.m.
Groesbeck plea bargain expected
A plea bargain is expected to be reached in the sexual misconduct and police assault allegations against former Henderson Mayor Bob Groesbeck, a source in the district attorney's office said this morning.
11:06 a.m.
Grand jury indicts 13 in sports betting conspiracy
Thirteen people accused of running a national horse racing scam were indicted by a federal grand jury in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
11:04 a.m.
Las Vegas area fishing report
Some of the better action has been found at Gypsum Wash where stripers are chasing their favorite forage fish, threadfin shad. The area around Hemenway Harbor has been equally productive with the better results being ...
11:04 a.m.
State gaming win up 4.7% in July
CARSON CITY -- Except for baccarat, Nevada casinos enjoyed a good month in July, winning $733.6 million, an increase of 4.7 percent, the state Gaming Control Board reported today.
11:04 a.m.
Bill would ban casino ATM machines
WASHINGTON -- A New York congressman introduced legislation Wednesday that would ban all electronic cash machines from casino floors, a measure suggested several months ago by the National Gambling Impact Study Commission.
11:04 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's notes
Last year's winner, Worldly Manner, was quickly installed as the "one to beat" on the first Saturday of the following May. So impressive was his victory that the strapping Golden Eagle Farm color-bearer was purchased ...
11:03 a.m.
Bryan argues against authority for Babbitt
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Bryan, D-Nev., on Wednesday spoke for an amendment that would strip Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt of his power to intervene in disputes between states and Indian tribes that offer or want ...
11:03 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Kickers no longer allowed to doctor footballs
The K-Car was pretty much a joke, and so is the K-Ball, according to most NFL kickers and punters.
11:02 a.m.
LV boom still driving new home sales
The booming new home sales market in Las Vegas shows no sign of slowing down, despite rising interest rates and escalating prices.
10:52 a.m.
Proficiency test left 700 seniors behind
CARSON CITY -- More than 700 seniors failed to graduate from Nevada high schools this summer because they didn't pass proficiency examinations that included tougher questions than in the past.
10:51 a.m.
Telephone company files for bankruptcy
World One Network Corp., doing business as Bell America, 3753 Howard Hughes Parkway No. 320, made the filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Las Vegas. Chapter 11 bankruptcy is classified as a reorganization and companies ...
10:51 a.m.
Paris bank enters LV residential market
This financing represents Societe Generale's first residential loan in the Las Vegas market.
10:50 a.m.
Gold sale canceled
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Bryan, D-Nev., is taking partial credit for pressuring the International Monetary Fund to kill its proposal to sell off $2.56 billion in its vast gold reserves. The IMF had wanted to ...
10:49 a.m.
Postal Service dares to go where no stamp has gone before
Thirty-three years to the day after Gene Roddenberry launched a science fiction television series that would draw in audiences for generations to come, the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a stamp to honor it.
10:40 a.m.
DA rests case against defendant in multiple murder
With one last witness today, the prosecution was to rest its case in the trial of Terrell Cochise Young on charges he was a key player in the execution-style murders of four young men.
10:40 a.m.
Lawsuit filed over UNLV wiring bid
A District Court lawsuit claims that an apparent back-door deal has resulted in the awarding of a contract for communications wiring at UNLV's new library to the fourth-lowest bidder.
10:39 a.m.
Las Vegas man to stand trial in stabbing death
A Las Vegas man has been ordered to stand trial in the stabbings of two men during a confrontation over a laser light that was being pointed around a southwest apartment complex.
10:39 a.m.
Agassi streaking toward Open title
NEW YORK -- The ball ticked the net and plopped onto Las Vegan Andre Agassi's side of the court like a cracked egg into a frying pan. Instead of giving up on the point, Agassi ...
10:38 a.m.
Silverado, Basic off to fast starts
It's no secret the 1990s have not been particularly kind to the football programs at Henderson-area schools Basic and Silverado.
10:37 a.m.
Kelly misses cutoff to start classes; status for season remains unclear
One of these days, Lou Kelly's going to find out whether or not he graduated from junior college. And once he does, UNLV can start planning to utilize the 6-foot-5 wing forward.
10:35 a.m.
Child's broken leg leads to suspension of day-care license
The Child Care Licensing Board agreed to suspend the license of a Las Vegas home day-care business Wednesday pending the outcome of felony child abuse proceedings against the owner.
10:32 a.m.
Federal grand jury charges 20 with passing forged checks
Twenty people were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for allegedly passing forged checks at more than a dozen area casinos.
10:24 a.m.
Applicants narrowed to eight for director of ethics panel
RENO -- The list has been narrowed to seven men and one woman in the search for the first executive director of the Nevada Ethics Commission.
10:23 a.m.
County to take up adult ordinance
The ordinance requested by Commissioner Lance Malone had twice been pulled from the commission agenda before commissioners agreed to move forward Wednesday. A public hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 22.
10:21 a.m.
Trujillo indicated after ankle shooting
Trujillo was arrested at a Sparks home two days after allegedly shooting Trooper Scott Swain during a traffic stop on Aug. 25.
10:10 a.m.
Teen-agers charged in shooting death
Deputy Police Chief Jim Weston said Cecele Thelmas Linton, 18, admitted to helping Rosas plan the killing.
10:09 a.m.
NHP goes incognito to combat aggressive driving
"What we are seeing is a lot of incidents on the highways dealing with aggressive driving," said Trooper Tony Almaraz. "This we need to nip."
10:08 a.m.
Investigator: Ex-Marine had mustang in cross hairs, watched it buckle to ground
Gun shots shattered the spines of several horses, which collapsed with broken backs and died quickly on the hillsides east of Reno, David Thain said Wednesday in Storey County Justice Court.
10:07 a.m.
Indian gambling compromise quickly taking shape
The tribes voted 39-11 to send to Gov. Gray Davis a proposal that's only slightly different than one his negotiators had given them on Tuesday. Indian leaders said they hoped to know Thursday whether the ...
10:06 a.m.
Del Papa withdraws from U.S. Senate race
Del Papa dropped out of the race Wednesday to succeed U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan, saying she didn't have the stomach for raising enough money to be competitive against likely Republican nominee John Ensign.
10:05 a.m.
U.S. Park Service employee indicted in casino fire
The July 23 fire at the Atlantis Hotel-Casino climbed a bank of fake plants in the atrium and sent smoke pouring into the upper floors of both adjoining 18-story hotel towers.
10:03 a.m.
Community news briefs for September 9, 1999
The event features live country entertainment, a silent auction, barbecue, equestrian events featuring the championship UNLV rodeo team and more. Proceeds benefit Opportunity Village. Call 259-3741.
9:56 a.m.
Editorial: A case of justice gone awry
The tapes hardly were flattering to Cisneros. Not only did he belittle Clinton, he also acknowledged on the tapes that he withheld from the FBI the actual amount he had paid Jones. Despite telling agents ...
9:54 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Legitimate theater starting to gain a foothold in Las Vegas
"Rent" is scheduled for a Oct. 27-Nov. 10 run in the Las Vegas Hilton showroom. ... UNLV and the various local community theater groups have announced ambitious fall and winter seasons, all at reasonable prices.
9:51 a.m.
Letter: Officials not being fair to Wal-Mart
How can these officials approve more casinos and add to the traffic danger and congestion on Las Vegas Boulevard again and again?
9:49 a.m.
Letter: Eco-terrorism goes unchecked
This was not an isolated incident. As a matter of fact, there have been over 1,500 recorded cases of eco-terrorism in the last 10 years.
9:48 a.m.
Obituaries for September 9, 1999
Ralph M. Avjian, 72, of Henderson died Friday in a local hospice. He was born Oct. 14, 1926, in Melrose, Mass. A resident for one year, he was a retired mechanical and electrical engineer in ...
9:48 a.m.
Letter: Bad textbooks left Texas for parts unknown
Donaldson reported how, in 1992, the Gablers stood up "to an industry that sold $20 million worth of error-ridden history books to Texas schools."
9:48 a.m.
Anti-billboard law proposed
"Bob, I've got emphysema."
9:46 a.m.
Editorial: Homeless women given more dignity
This is a nice gesture to afford homeless women the dignity they deserve. It is hoped this will provide some momentum for local officials to work closer on some of the larger homeless issues confronting ...
9:46 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Jerry Keller: Police hit target goals
IT IS WITH great pride and pleasure that I write this column about one of my favorite topics -- the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the 3,500 great men and women who work for ...
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Old Vegas lives in new videos
"I desire no future that will break the ties with the past."
9:40 a.m.
The Jordanaires recall their roles singing background for the greats
What: "The Original Tribute to Patsy Cline" starring the Jordanaires and Sharon Haynes.
9:37 a.m.
Wednesday's prep results
Mojave 281, Centennial 303 Medalist: Jennifer Jones (Moj) -- 48
9:35 a.m.
Girls Golf
9:34 a.m.
Girls Volleyball
9:33 a.m.
Boys Soccer
9:33 a.m.
9:32 a.m.
Girls Tennis
9:31 a.m.
Boys Tennis
9:30 a.m.
Friday at Belmont Park
1st race 2-1/16 mi 4YO & up Hdcp: 1 Invest West (Boucher) 136; 2 Ninepins (Kingsley) 146; 3 Brigade of Guards (Kiser) 152; 4 Romantic (Miller) 154; 5 Hudson Bay (Clancy) 142; 6 Commanders Palace ...
9:29 a.m.
Friday at Bay Meadows
1st race 1-1/16 mi 3YO & up Mdn: 1 Mikes Magic March (Carr) 116; 2 Don't Dali (Patton) 120; 3 Bold and Swiss (Mercado) 120; 4 Russian Discussion (Castro) 116; 5 Jenny's Prince (Matias) 116; ...
9:28 a.m.
Senate votes to allow leeway in species surveys
WASHINGTON -The Senate voted Thursday to let two federal agencies decide whether to conduct detailed surveys of species before allowing logging or recreation on federal lands.
5:49 a.m.
Accused horse shooters will face charges of killing another person's animal
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. - A Storey County judge has decided there's enough evidence to try three men accused of slaughtering wild horses.
5:20 a.m.
1999 Prep Football schedules
All games 7 p.m. unless noted
5:06 a.m.
Burtons know where to draw line
Long before they became stars on the Winston Cup circuit, they learned the pitfalls of racing against each other.
4:18 a.m.
Preliminary hearing winds down for accused horse shooters
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. - A Storey County judge was nearing a decision on whether there is enough evidence to try three men accused of slaughtering wild horses.
3:56 a.m.
Formula One schedule, standings
March 7 - Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne (Eddie Irvine).
3:42 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Pluta represents Nevada in Goodwill Series
Walking to his car after participating in last month's Area Code Games in Southern California, Las Vegas High senior Anthony Pluta received a very unusual offer.
3:29 a.m.
Some 700 high school seniors fail proficiency exam
To help future students, the state is getting ready to allocate $1 million to eight school districts to finance remedial classes to help students pass the test.
2:20 a.m.
Congressman seeks to ban ATMs from casinos
Rep. John LaFalce said the proposed legislation follows one of the major recommendations included in a recent report by the National Gambling Impact Study Commission.
2:19 a.m.
Federal grant to convert nuclear workers into truck drivers
The Energy Department is providing $1.2 million to create the program in an effort to help find jobs for some of the thousands of test site workers laid off this decade. The International Brotherhood of ...
2:17 a.m.
July win revenues up 4.8 percent compared to 11 percent in June
The win was also below the 7.9 percent gain statewide for the past fiscal year.
2:16 a.m.
Seven workers injured when floor collapses
The workers suffered only minor injuries and were taken to area hospitals.
2:16 a.m.

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