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Archive for April 18, 2000

Women claim sexual harassment, sue Nevada Highway Patrol
Highway Patrol Col. Michael Hood said Tuesday the allegations in the lawsuits are frivolous.
12:52 p.m.
Wisconsin lawmakers say odds against new casino
The casino would be about four miles from Oneida Bingo & Casino, one of the largest gaming operations in Wisconsin. Two major gaming operations in one community would be a first in the state.
12:50 p.m.
Louisiana, California tribes want to build $180 million casino
The tribes want to build 200-room hotel and villa, a spa, equestrian facilities, five restaurants and, eventually, an 18-hole golf course. The casino will have about 2,000 slot machines, said Rick Barioni, a project spokesman.
12:50 p.m.
Punk rock band going to trial over musical rights, royalties
"The whole thing has pretty much wasted two years of my life," Biafra said Monday, before speaking against the World Trade Organization at a demonstration.
12:43 p.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Stickney's new project also involves stars
One of the more bizarre rumors making the rounds this week is that Las Vegas Stars managing director Ken Stickney has divorced himself from the day-to-day operations of the minor league ballclub -- one of ...
11:25 a.m.
Famed expert Baden testifies
Prosecutors today called their star witness, famed New York pathologist Michael Baden, to the stand in the Ted Binion murder case to testify about fresh bruises and abrasions found on the wealthy gambling figure's body ...
11:24 a.m.
Bonaventure is concerned about potential distractions
A veteran Golden Nugget bellman has been suspended without pay after being scolded by District Judge Joseph Bonaventure for talking to the jurors in the Ted Binion murder trial as they went to lunch Monday ...
11:22 a.m.
PCL Box: Stars 3, Zephyrs 0
E--Everett, Truby. LOB--New Orleans 8, Las Vegas 6. 2B--Allen 2. 3B--Allen. SB--Ramirez, Nicholson.
11:22 a.m.
LV cost of living posts rare decline
The bank, which tracks local prices, said lower auto insurance premiums offset rising gasoline and auto maintenance expenses in March. This led to a 3.7 percent decline in overall Las Vegas transportation costs.
11:22 a.m.
Online apartment leasing offered on website
The company launched a beta version of its site last month for six U.S. cities and will add 16 more in coming weeks.
11:21 a.m.
UNLV's Trent Kitsch and Andy McCulloch are the Mountain West Conference baseball player and pitcher of the week, respectively.
11:20 a.m.
Big Vegas companies post strong quarterly profits
Several big companies operating in Las Vegas today reported strong first-quarter earnings as they benefited from the booming U.S. and Nevada economies.
11:18 a.m.
New Nevada banking operator posts profit
The Phoenix-based company reported first quarter revenue of $7.5 million, more than double the $3.1 million of a year ago. The bank holding company reported total assets of $350 million, up 17 percent from the ...
11:16 a.m.
LV apartments sued over robbery, assault
In a Clark County District Court suit, the couple said they began renting an apartment at Saratoga Palms North II on April 1, 1998, and they left six days later after the alleged attack. One ...
11:15 a.m.
Receiver, Equinox battle over big legal bill
Attorneys for the court-appointed receiver of Equinox International Corp., saying the company's legal expenses are excessive, are seeking court instructions over whether they should approve further payments.
11:14 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Son jailed yet Casper carries on
If you get a chance to see Billy Casper this week, even if it means going out of your way to do it, greet him with applause or maybe a kind remark.
11:11 a.m.
At last, a glimpse of Area 51
On the Internet
11:10 a.m.
Obituaries for April 18, 2000
William B. Allen, 56, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born April 4, 1944, in New York. A resident for 17 years, he was a custom lighting manufacturer.
11:10 a.m.
Neal rips teachers union tax plan
CARSON CITY -- Sparks are starting to fly between authors of two rival initiative petitions -- one that would raise taxes on major casinos and one that would impose a business tax.
11:09 a.m.
City names new auditor
The lengthy search for a Las Vegas city auditor should end tomorrow when the City Council agrees to offer the position to a proven municipal watchdog from Shreveport, La.
11:09 a.m.
Polls in Gates-Rhodes race present conflicting results
Two separate polls surveying voters' opinions of incumbent Clark County Commissioner Yvonne Atkinson Gates and her potential primary opponent, North Las Vegas Councilman John Rhodes, show vastly different results.
11:09 a.m.
Candidate challenges regents on scholarship requirement
CARSON CITY -- A candidate for the state Board of Education says disabled students and those with limited ability to speak English are being shortchanged by Gov. Kenny Guinn's Millennium College Scholarship program.
11:08 a.m.
Probe of deadly fire comes up empty
More extensive testing by a Washington, D.C., lab failed to determine if the March blaze at an apartment complex where three children died was arson or accidental, Clark County fire officials said.
11:08 a.m.
MGM Grand cancels historic dividend
MGM Grand said today it has discontinued payment of cash dividends. The dividend, announced in December 1999, was the first ever announced by a major gaming company.
11:02 a.m.
MGM Grand, Aztar beat profit expectations
MGM Grand Inc. launched the Strip's earnings reporting season with a roar today, beating analyst earnings expectations by 12 percent for the quarter ending March 31 -- the sixth consecutive quarter MGM Grand has exceeded ...
11:01 a.m.
Fertitta family raises $18 million from stock sales
Frank Fertitta, Lorenzo Fertitta and Blake and Delise Sartini each sold about 225,000 shares, raising $6 million each, according to a filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Sartinis made sales from their ...
11:01 a.m.
Former Gov. List joins company's board
List, a Republican, was governor of Nevada from 1979 to 1983. Currently, he is chief executive of the Robert List Co., a Las Vegas-based consulting firm dealing with regulatory and administrative government agencies.
11:00 a.m.
Union tries to force election at hotel-casino
The union claims more than half of the 22 carpenters and upholsterers at the Mirage have signed cards stating they want the Council of Carpenters to represent them in collective bargaining. This was followed by ...
11:00 a.m.
Judge decides to move trial in wild horse shooting
First District Judge Michael Griffin said dramatic news coverage of the slaughter of 33 horses fueled emotions that make it impossible to guarantee a fair trial for the three men accused of killing one of ...
10:58 a.m.
Mohawks fire casino managers
Tribal officials seized all records and revoked the managers' gaming licenses and barred them from the casino.
10:57 a.m.
Police target aggressive drivers in area
Anyone who has driven more than a few miles on the Las Vegas Valley's streets and highways wouldn't be surprised to hear of problems with aggressive drivers.
10:49 a.m.
Local news briefs for April 18, 2000
Two Las Vegas teenagers were arrested Monday in connection with the kidnapping of a woman who was forced to try to cash a check at four area casinos.
10:48 a.m.
Highway patrol to fight lawsuits
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Highway Patrol will use "all of our resources" to battle sexual discrimination lawsuits brought by six Clark County female workers who claim they were mistreated, the head of the patrol ...
10:47 a.m.
Spencer doing plenty with second chance in Las Vegas
Stan Spencer seems to be making the most of his second chance with the San Diego Padres' organization.
10:46 a.m.
Deadline set for Floyd's mental experts
District Judge Jeffrey Sobel ordered defense attorneys Curtis Brown and Doug Hedger to give District Attorney Stewart Bell the reports after Bell complained that thus far, he has only received a two-page preliminary report.
10:44 a.m.
Former police officer takes Metro to the cleaners with suit over $8.50
A former Metro Police officer, fired over an $8.50 dry cleaning bill, was awarded $328,500 by a Clark County jury in his lawsuit against the department.
10:44 a.m.
Friends deal with suicide of Chaparral star athlete
While most area students reveled in the start of their spring break Monday, Chaparral High School dealt with a shocking tragedy -- the loss of star athlete Mario Hagan.
10:44 a.m.
Columnist Victoria Sun: Change of course a big boost for fans
Who will be affected by the changes made to the Las Vegas Senior Classic by TruGreen ChemLawn?
10:43 a.m.
Jury selection begins for man accused in toddler's death
The trial of a Las Vegas man accused of killing his girlfriend's toddler while she was engaging in prostitution was to begin today with jury selection.
10:39 a.m.
Hole-by-hole look at TPC at Summerlin
No. 1: 359-yard Par 4
10:37 a.m.
2000 Las Vegas Senior Classic Field
2000 Las Vegas Senior Classic Field
10:36 a.m.
2000 Las Vegas Senior Classic facts
PURSE/DISTRIBUTION: $1.4 million; $210,000 for first place
10:31 a.m.
Parity throws predictions out window
The parity on the Senior PGA Tour this year seems to have reached new heights, so figuring out who will win this weekend's Las Vegas Senior Classic by TruGreen Chem-Lawn is a tossup.
10:30 a.m.
Prosecution says it was all "pure greed"
Almost 3 1/2 months after the start of the trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Letten outlined an overview of the government's case. He touched on each of the alleged schemes involving extortion of riverboat casino ...
10:25 a.m.
IRS agent testifies that Edwards spent more than he reported
Closing arguments will begin Tuesday.
10:24 a.m.
Closing arguments begin today in Edwards trial
U.S. District Judge Frank Polozola gave the government 6half hours - all day today - to present its arguments. Prosecutors can follow up with rebuttal testimony on Thursday, after defense attorneys end their eight hours ...
10:24 a.m.
Monday's prep results
Clark 9, Las Vegas (split) 3: David Ward tossed a complete-game four-hitter, striking out eight batters and allowing no earned runs to help the Chargers win their opening game in the Foothill Invitational.
10:24 a.m.
Aqueduct horse racing entry list for Wednesday
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10:23 a.m.
Visitors to pay for emergency services
City Clerk Brent Hutchings said White Pine County residents already pay for the services through property taxes and won't be affected by the proposal.
10:22 a.m.
Three golfers fill final slots for Las Vegas Senior Classic
Under windy and chilly conditions, Risch earned the first spot by shooting a 69 at the TPC at the Canyons.
10:21 a.m.
Las Vegas student is applauded at Solar Energy Science Contest
The Corporation for Solar Technology and Renewable Resources Contest, supported by the Clark County School District, challenged students to come up with an idea for everyday use of solar technology.
10:21 a.m.
Community news briefs for April 18, 2000
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10:20 a.m.
Newark to be LV airline's ninth destination
Newark International Airport will be the airline's ninth destination and will augment existing nonstop service between Las Vegas and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.
10:03 a.m.
10:02 a.m.
LV developer sued by bonding company
American Motorist Insurance Co. filed suit in federal court against Las Vegas- based contractor Robert V. Jones Corp. seeking protection from claims against bonds the company posted for several projects on behalf of Jones and ...
9:59 a.m.
Lawsuits fly over Nevada Power rates, deregulation ruling
CARSON CITY -- Nevada Power Co. on Monday asked a state District Court in Carson City for an injunction to allow it to immediately hike its rates by $110 million to its 567,000 customers in ...
9:58 a.m.
Albertson's to anchor shopping center
Located on a 23-acre parcel at Durango Drive and Farm Road, the project's first phase will be anchored by an Albertson's supermarket. Additional retail stores will be added later on.
9:58 a.m.
Editorial: No special favors for this company
This wasn't a case of a company accused of a minor infraction. There was a complete breakdown on the part of Desert Environmental to ensure that the public was protected from the risks posed by ...
9:58 a.m.
Editorial: Patients deserve better
Gonzales told her horror story Friday during a Senate field hearing in Las Vegas conducted by Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Harry Reid, D-Nev. Dorgan, chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee, has held several such ...
9:58 a.m.
Porter trailing far behind House incumbent Berkley
Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., remains far ahead of her Republican competition in the amount of campaign money she has raised and spent in her bid for re-election this fall.
9:58 a.m.
Letter: Arrest Elian's uncle, others
9:57 a.m.
Ensign outdistances Bernstein in fund raising
Former Republican Rep. John Ensign of Las Vegas ended the first quarter of 2000 with nearly twice as much cash on hand as chief rival Ed Bernstein in their U.S. Senate race.
9:57 a.m.
Letter: Cubans in U.S. have same rights
When so many Americans still have no idea of the plight of the Cuba people, I do agree with Mr Voshell: "It is a sad day for this country ..."
9:57 a.m.
Letter: Parents have themselves to blame, not guns
In every country that has taken away the people's rights to own guns, there has been a much greater crime rate and much less safety for the people. It's not a Second Amendment right for ...
9:57 a.m.
Casino giant reports record results for first quarter
After closing a deal last month to acquire rival Mirage Resorts Inc. for $6.4 billion, MGM is now reporting record revenues, cash flow and earnings per share for the first quarter of 2000.
9:44 a.m.
New Orleans casino winnings about the same
State police figures released Tuesday show Harrah's New Orleans Casino won $20.5 million, about the same as February's $20.4 million, which had two fewer days. The floating casinos won $130 million in March, up from ...
9:43 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Hiding history's truth
A reputable historian makes clear the difference between known facts and his interpretation of how those bits and pieces of knowledge fit into what has happened. This is not what Hitler biographer David Irving has ...
9:41 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Watch your tailpipes, motorists
Maybe the caller's 1989 Toyota Tercel puffs a little smoke.
9:10 a.m.
Legislative conference finds little common ground
"Everybody around the room has an opinion and if it doesn't change, I'm not going to get anything out of this," Terry Reed, field manager for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Winnemucca office said ...
9:09 a.m.
Judge may decide Tuesday to move wild horse shooting trial
First District Judge Michael Griffin repeated his concerns Monday that national publicity of the slaughter of more than two dozen wild horses might make it impossible to seat an impartial jury for the trial of ...
9:08 a.m.
Three killed when plane crashes on cloud-seeding mission
The fatal crash occurred shortly after 10:30 a.m. one mile north of the airport, said John Doherty, a spokesman for the University of Nevada's Desert Research Institute.
9:06 a.m.
Three interested in buying out troubled Greektown Casino investors
MGM Grand owns 97 percent of one of the two Detroit casinos already operating, Harrah's operates casinos in 10 states and Australia, and Millennium Management is a privately held Las Vegas company hired to manage ...
9:05 a.m.
Woman killed in attack; boyfriend charged
The two were in the middle of the street, where the fight apparently moved after starting in the home. The victim was taken to Washoe Medical Center where she later died. Shepard was charged with ...
9:04 a.m.
Liberace player piano to be auctioned
The famed pianist had the instrument built for entertaining guests at his Las Vegas home.
8:54 a.m.
Judge orders change of venue in wild horse shooting
VIRGINIA CITY, Nev. - A judge ordered a rare change of venue in the case of a wild horse shooting, saying dramatic media coverage of the slaughter of 33 mustangs has stacked tiny Storey County ...
5:25 a.m.
Probe begins into cloud-seeding plane crash that kills three
RENO, Nev. - A cloud-seeding plane that flies the Sierra to coax every drop of moisture from winter storms crashed just moments after takeoff from the Stead Airport north of Reno, killing all three people ...
5:25 a.m.
Prosecutors say they "unmasked a terribly corrupt" Edwin Edwards
BATON ROUGE, La. - Declaring that they have "unmasked a terribly corrupt governor," federal prosecutors presented their closing arguments Tuesday in the federal racketeering trial of Louisiana's Edwin Edwards.
5:23 a.m.

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