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Politicians take money from Yucca Mountain contractors
Ensign earlier this week returned a $1,000 contribution from Science Applications International Corp., doing work for the DOE at Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
12:51 p.m.
Western Junior Regional Championships results
98 pounds: 1st - Josh Lindquist, Prior Lake, Minn. pin Brock Zollinger, Rexburg, Idaho, 1:11. 3rd - Lyle Evans, Grantsville, Utah won by tech. fall over Eugene Yasutomi, Whittier, Calif., 11-0, 1:33. 5th - Andy ...
12:08 p.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Santa Anita
1st Race -- Open Secret - Irish bred draws inner post, Nakatani for trainer Gallagher, good spot for Open to win downhill opener. Finally - Australian bred runner races well over the course, Pincay/Spawr team, ...
12:06 p.m.
Council cautious over Walters' billboard lease
Amid an unusual air of caution, the Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday allowed golf course developer Billy Walters to sublease four billboards at his Desert Pines Golf Course.
11:53 a.m.
City council briefs for April 20, 2000
Here is how the Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to spend taxpayer money:
11:53 a.m.
Megabucks jackpot hit
Cathie Allred, a 37-year-old St. George, Utah, resident, hit the jackpot at Si Redd's Oasis in Mesquite at 7:15 p.m., an Oasis spokesperson said.
11:52 a.m.
Nevada improves response to census forms this year
CARSON CITY -- Nevada is still below the national average in sending in census forms, but it is doing better than it did 10 years ago.
11:49 a.m.
Local news briefs for April 20, 2000
The federal public defender's office in Las Vegas is seeking the release of 98 immigrants being held in local jails awaiting deportation.
11:49 a.m.
Pedestrians injured in LV Strip accident
Four people walking on Las Vegas Boulevard Wednesday night were hit when a car drove up on the sidewalk, leaving one in critical condition.
11:48 a.m.
Troubled home lender closes LV office
Altiva Financial Corp. closed its Las Vegas office as part of an "orderly winding down" of its business nationwide. The company said the move was necessary when an "immediate cash fusion" failed to occur.
11:47 a.m.
Wednesday's prep results
Green Valley 8, Rancho Buena Vista (Calif.) 2: Ben Scheinbaum tossed a complete-game five-hitter to help the Gators into the semifinal round of the Lion's Club Invitational in San Diego. Green Valley got a two-run ...
11:46 a.m.
The Community College of Southern Nevada baseball team moved up in the NJCAA national baseball rankings this week, going from No. 17 to No. 16. Dixie College, which CCSN will play on April 25 in ...
11:43 a.m.
UNLV tennis team back in conference action
UNLV tennis team back in conference action
11:43 a.m.
Oregon's Larwin wins Greco-Roman award
Larwin pinned 1999 junior national champion Josh McLay of Hastings, Minn., in 2:45 in the gold medal match at 165 pounds. McLay was also the defending Western Regional champion.
11:42 a.m.
Eldorado softball team takes third in Davison tournament
Compared to its peers to the south and west, the Northeast Division was generally expected to be home to a barren softball wasteland this season.
11:41 a.m.
Delta profit down
The profit, which excludes one-time gains, handily beat Wall Street forecasts.
11:39 a.m.
Strike threat hurts US Air
Excluding a one-time charge related to accounting for revenues from frequent flyer partners, the Arlington, Va.-based carrier lost $115 million, or $1.72 per share. US Airways earned $46 million, or 56 cents per share, in ...
11:38 a.m.
TWA loss widens
TWA posted a net loss of $76.1 million or $1.16 a share versus $21.6 million or 42 cents a share in the same period a year ago. Revenues rose to $809 million from $765 million.
11:38 a.m.
United Airlines profit up
The 10 percent jump in passenger revenue in March compared with a year ago resulted in earnings that exceeded Wall Street expectations.
11:37 a.m.
Apple beats earnings estimates
The company, emboldened by a resurgent stock price, also announced Wednesday it plans its first stock split in 13 years.
11:35 a.m.
AOL beats profit forecasts
Excluding one-time items, the company earned 11 cents per diluted share, beating the consensus estimate of 9 cents, according to First Call/Thomson Financial, and meeting the so-called whisper number.
11:34 a.m.
Aerospace giant's profits fall
Boeing's revenues fell 31 percent from a year ago, and profits fell 11 percent due to the strike, which reduced the number of planes delivered in the quarter from an expected 119 to just 75.
11:34 a.m.
IBM profit up, sales down
The company posted a 3 percent increase in first-quarter profit on Tuesday that beat Wall Street forecasts, earning $1.52 billion, or 83 cents a share, in the three months ended March 31. That was up ...
11:33 a.m.
Automaker earnings up 3 percent
Speaking at the company's annual shareholder meeting, Chairman Juergen Schrempp said DaimlerChrysler was feeling the squeeze of competitors slashing prices in the United States to snag customers for high-profit minivans and sport utility vehicles.
11:33 a.m.
Profit jumps at G.E.
Earnings were $2.59 billion, or 78 cents per share, compared with $2.16 billion, or 65 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.
11:33 a.m.
Coke posts loss
Coke said it lost $58 million, or 2 cents per share, after writing down $405 million in assets for its operations in India and a $275 million charge from its ongoing corporate realignment.
11:30 a.m.
Cost estimates jump for nuclear weapons program cleanup
WASHINGTON -- Cleaning up environmental damage from the nation's nuclear weapons program will cost between $168 billion and $212 billion, or up to 44 percent more than the Energy Department estimated two years ago, a ...
11:29 a.m.
Seance unable to conjure up Binion
The psychics set out green grapes and a hunk of bread to lure him.
11:21 a.m.
Nevadans still likely targets of IRS
Nevadans are less likely to face Internal Revenue Service audits now than in the early 1990s, but the state's residents remain among the most scrutinized by the tax agency.
11:17 a.m.
Focus shifts to alleged theft of silver
Prosecutors shifted gears today and began calling witnesses in the attempted theft of $6 million in silver from Ted Binion following his 1998 slaying.
11:17 a.m.
New standard for 'big box' retail stores introduced
Clark County commissioners took the first step Wednesday to replace a 6-month-old law targeting large retail operations such as Wal-Mart.
11:15 a.m.
Grand jury to review driver's drug use
The case against a 21-year-old part-time Las Vegas resident accused of mowing down six teenagers last month is going back to a grand jury.
11:14 a.m.
Lawsuit set in Silver State crash
The lawsuit alleges that Silver State knew the truck had chronic brake problems but the company cleared the truck for use by Larry Mitchell, according to the suit filed for Sharon Mitchell by lawyer Rick ...
11:12 a.m.
NLV recreation center plan moves ahead
North Las Vegas is moving ahead with construction of a new recreation center to be built in 18 to 20 months.
11:11 a.m.
North Las Vegas news briefs for April 20, 2000
North Las Vegas residents will soon find themselves going round and round when driving along Carey Avenue.
11:11 a.m.
Trial date set for Nellis airman
An October trial date has been set for a Nellis Air Force Base airman accused of suffocating her newborn daughter in December.
11:10 a.m.
Controversial church regains rights at UNLV
Members of the Unification Church stood on the UNLV mall pushing fliers and talking about God -- and recruiting people to participate in a mass marriage in California.
11:09 a.m.
Officer put on leave after firing into pile of clothes
A Metro Police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after firing two shots into a pile of clothing in the back seat of a car Wednesday night.
11:08 a.m.
District Court gains ground on backlog of cases
The wheels of justice are turning a bit faster in the Eighth Judicial District Court thanks to a slight drop in the number of cases being filed and a more streamlined approach to handling cases.
11:08 a.m.
Plea deal reached in mental home death
A Las Vegas man accused of beating to death his roommate at a mental health group home two years ago has entered a plea agreement.
11:07 a.m.
New plan outlined for raising damage limits
CARSON CITY -- County and city governments Wednesday outlined a new plan for increasing the $50,000 damage limit citizens can now collect for wrongs committed against them by government employees.
11:07 a.m.
Downtown office building gets final clearance
A planned office tower downtown cleared its final procedural hurdles Wednesday by receiving both Las Vegas City Council and planning staff approval.
11:06 a.m.
Gaming supplier posts big income jump
The figure was a substantial boost from net income of $192,000, or 1 cent per share, reported in the year-ago quarter. Revenues rose 7 percent to $16.8 million, a first quarter record for the company.
11:05 a.m.
Former Alliance executive joins WMS Industries
Schweinfurth succeeds Jeffrey Schroader, who WMS said is leaving to pursue other business interests.
11:05 a.m.
Buyout causes rise in operator's earnings
The figure represented a 90 percent increase over Lakes' earnings per share in the year-ago quarter. Revenues rose 106 percent to $31.1 million.
11:04 a.m.
Tax reduction explored
The tax has been a stumbling block for the casino's ownership, JCC Holding Co. In late February, JCC's minority partner, Harrah's Entertainment Inc. of Las Vegas, began making the casino's $274,000 daily tax payment, which ...
11:04 a.m.
TV actor's car stolen, crashed
Television cop Nash Bridges couldn't have done it any better himself.
11:03 a.m.
Historic deal completed with BLM over large land auction
Flanked by Bureau of Land Management State Director Robert Abbey and bombarded by the flash of cameras, the North Las Vegas City Council became land partners with the agency Wednesday, agreeing to sell 1,200 acres ...
11:03 a.m.
London-based partner injects another $60 million into Aladdin
London Clubs International plc, the London-based minority partner in the Aladdin hotel-casino, is increasing its stake in the Strip project to 40 percent -- and has gained majority control of its board of directors.
10:47 a.m.
Friday's Las Vegas Senior Classic Tee Times
8:30: Dick Lotz, Bob Risch, John D. Morgan
10:47 a.m.
Loss reported for LV casino supplier
Revenues declined 65 percent to $2.2 million. Acres said earnings were boosted during the year-ago quarter by a large installation project at the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino, which opened last spring.
10:46 a.m.
More test wells to be installed near Yucca
The U.S. Department of Energy and Nye County will add four more test wells southwest of Yucca Mountain, where the DOE proposes a high-level nuclear waste repository 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
10:45 a.m.
LV real estate market in transition
Southern Nevada's master-planned communities are evolving into magnets for new call centers and in the process transforming the region's office market.
10:35 a.m.
Obituaries for April 20, 2000
Sondra Badeker, 65, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. She was born Aug. 14, 1934, in the Bronx, N.Y. A resident for 15 years, she was a retired hotel administrator.
10:34 a.m.
Political notebook for April 20, 2000
Clark County Commission Chairman Bruce Woodbury, who in two decades on the board has gained the reputation as "the voice of reason," has announced his intention to file for re-election in Commission District A.
10:34 a.m.
Columnist Victoria Sun: North to play in Classic
About seven years ago, Andy North decided that his body and mind had had enough so he stopped playing full-time on the PGA Tour.
10:33 a.m.
Moten, first black member of School Board, dies at 66
B. Bernice Moten, the first black elected to the Clark County School Board and an outspoken advocate for the rights of minorities and the poor, died Monday while vacationing in Waycross, Ga. She had turned ...
10:33 a.m.
Ibeabuchi sent to mental institution
A heavyweight boxer accused of sexually assaulting an escort service employee last July will be spending some time in a mental health facility.
10:32 a.m.
Animal Foundation gets $2 million boost
A $2 million grant from the Lied Foundation Trust is giving the Animal Foundation the push it needs in building a 35,000-square-foot facility across the street from its current overcrowded shelter.
10:31 a.m.
Tewell looks to stay hot
One victory -- albeit a major victory -- isn't enough to satisfy Senior PGA Tour professional Doug Tewell.
10:30 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Full slate means empty grandstands
In the past couple of weeks, I have been charged by a small but vocal minority with destroying Saturday's Indy Racing League event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (by reporting on slow pre-race ticket sales), ...
10:26 a.m.
Merger failure requires bank to get back on track
Bill Martin wasn't supposed to be speculating on the future of Nevada's banking industry and strategizing how to grow Nevada State Bank.
10:26 a.m.
LV hospital operator beats earnings forecast
Analysts had forecast a profit of 88 cents.
10:24 a.m.
LV gypsum plant owner in deal
Hardie is based in Sydney, Australia. Western Gypsum has a mine near St. George, Utah.
10:24 a.m.
Good news for low-income renters in Reno
In southeast Reno, officials on Wednesday celebrated the opening of Diamond Creek Apartment Homes, a low-income apartment complex at Double Diamond Ranch.
10:24 a.m.
Las Vegas man probed in alleged embezzlement
Michael Sullivan, a former operations manager in Merrill Lynch's office at 2300 W. Sahara Ave., was fired last fall by the company for misappropriating money from the firm, a company spokesman said this week.
10:23 a.m.
Whiteside shines on mound for Stars
Color Las Vegas Stars' reliever Matt Whiteside white-hot.
10:23 a.m.
Ray aims to get rolling in LV
After two Indy Racing Northern Light Series races, the 2000 season is starting to look a lot like the 1999 season for Team Menard driver Greg Ray.
10:22 a.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Much progress has been made in last 20 years
This is a busy week. Not only is it the week when applications for big-game hunting tags were due and Easter Week, but it's also National Wildlife Week. Culminating Wildlife Week is the 20th Earth ...
10:22 a.m.
Powell: IRL likely to return
Las Vegas Motor Speedway general manager Chris Powell said he would be surprised if the Indy Racing Northern Light Series did not return to Las Vegas in 2001 and beyond.
10:20 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Christmas greeting a lovely Easter message
Duke Ellington and I exchanged Christmas greetings each year. Mine were sent in mid-December. Duke sent his when the spirit moved him.
10:15 a.m.
Utah woman wins $9,632,620 at Mesquite resort
Cathie Allred and her husband, Willie, had driven from their home in St. George to the Oasis Resort Casino in Mesquite, Nev. Wednesday night for dinner and some entertainment.
10:08 a.m.
Vote on proposal to restrict gaming sites in D'Iberville delayed by Gaming Commission
"We don't feel it is beneficial to rule on it without disseminating the information that has been sent to us," Skellington said. "The whole point of this was to restrict the gaming."
10:07 a.m.
Winds, dry brush, lack of rain-snow make for classic 'red flag' fire condition
Eighteen were in New Mexico, driven by erratic winds from a spring storm. They forced the evacuation of several homes south of Albuquerque and charred more than 5,800 acres. Three Colorado fires burned 20,000 acres ...
10:03 a.m.
Defense arguments continue today in Edwards trial
"The government wants you to believe that Edwin Edwards is the big, bad wolf and the government witnesses are lambs," attorney Dan Small said Wednesday. "This is not a fairy tale."
10:02 a.m.
Bond, Hensley not eager for Senate vote on gambling
Bond and Minority Leader Anthony Hensley say they don't want senators to debate the gambling bill without assurances from its backers that it stands a good chance of passing. The two leaders are reluctant to ...
9:56 a.m.
Census questionnaire return rate up in Nevada
That puts Nevada among the top five states for improvement over 1990 response rates, he said. Overall, Nevada is 29th in response rates, up from 45th a decade ago.
9:48 a.m.
Four injured, one critically, in accident on Las Vegas Strip
Metropolitan Police spokesman Steve Meriwether said the accident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in front of the new Aladdin Hotel, which is scheduled to open in August.
9:47 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Wall Street woes trigger bad memories
"One of the worst crashes in Wall Street history."
9:33 a.m.
Nellis wins CAP color guard duel
Teams from Southern Nevada's two Civil Air Patrol cadet units -- the Clark County and Nellis squadrons -- competed at Nellis Air Force Base for the rights to move on to color guard competition at ...
9:28 a.m.
Community news briefs for April 20, 2000
Local business and community groups will be coming together April 29 for Rebuild America Day. Christmas in April Greater Las Vegas sponsors the annual event, which provides home repair and rehabilitation for low-income homeowners, particularly ...
9:27 a.m.
Letter: Elian's relatives are abusing him
These same relatives have decided the little boy cannot have the freedom, in our free country, of attending school. That's child neglect.
9:25 a.m.
Letter: Odyssey has taught family's children well
Our children have gained two grade levels in reading, from seventh to ninth grade level and from fourth to sixth grade level. Their vocabulary, computer and math skills, writing proficiency, and ability to learn on ...
9:25 a.m.
Editorial: Good news from the census front
An undercount in 1990 was estimated to have cost Nevada about $200 million in federal benefits that are tied to census data. Secretary of State Dean Heller took some heat from naysayers for advocating a ...
9:24 a.m.
Editorial: When to say no to money
The Ralston Report, a political newsletter published by Sun columnist Jon Ralston, first disclosed that former Rep. John Ensign, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Richard Bryan, ...
9:24 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Be a voice for the dead
Defrocked historian, Hitler biographer and Holocaust denier David Irving isn't the only denier of historical facts. American professor Deborah Lipstadt exposed Irving in her book "Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory" ...
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Lewis says WBA title belt is 'being stolen'
The politics of boxing rankings are such that the most deserving challenger isn't always the mandatory challenger.
9:20 a.m.
Desert Inn celebrates its golden anniversary
Even today, as a stately and gleaming resort of 700 rooms, it is literally overshadowed by its behemoth neighbors. Plainly and ominously visible from the the Desert Inn's main parking lot are the Treasure Island, ...
9:18 a.m.
Taciturn Cooper a rising star
Unlike most fighters, Melinda Cooper has yet to master the art of the self-serving oratory.
9:18 a.m.
McCullough serves as boxing role model to young visitors from Ireland
Ireland was tugging at Wayne McCullough this week.
9:18 a.m.
PCL Box: Buzz 5, Stars 4
E--Richardson, Nicholson. DP--Salt Lake 2, Las Vegas 3. LOB--Salt Lake 2, Las Vegas 10. 2B--Jennings, Canizaro, Soliz 2, Nicholson. 3B--Jennings. SF--Mientkiewicz, Moriarity, LaRocca.
8:56 a.m.
Auto racing schedule, winners and point standings
Feb. 20 - Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Dale Jarrett)
8:00 a.m.
Skinner looking for elusive first win
There have been nine different winners in nine Winston Cup races this season. Mike Skinner wasn't one of them.
7:55 a.m.
CART series missing American drivers
CART used to be filled with famous names, most of them the biggest racing stars of America.
7:54 a.m.
Schumacher off to great start
SILVERSTONE, England - Michael Schumacher is as hot as his flaming-red Ferrari. Make that the engine, too.
7:53 a.m.
Team Petty carries on after patriarch's death
Even after Lee Petty left racing nearly four decades ago, he still poked his head inside the family's garage every week to offer advice.
7:51 a.m.
Military watchdog group to appeal Navy training plan decision
Grace Potorti, director of the Reno-based Rural Alliance for Military Accountability, criticized the joint decision by the Bureau of Land Management and Fallon Naval Air Station.
5:30 a.m.
Some question timing of student-city paintball war
BOULDER CITY, Nev. - A group of camouflaged-clad teens crouched behind trees and bushes Thursday, waiting for their prey to leave an abandoned building. A man emerged, and the teens drew their guns and opened ...
5:29 a.m.
Big LV multi-level marketing company ordered permanently closed
Under terms of the settlement, a consumer restitution fund of $30 million to $40 million will be established to repay all current and former Equinox distributors who earned less than $150,000 during their time with ...
4:55 a.m.
Equinox to be dissolved
Equinox is one of the nation's largest multi-level marketing companies and had 40,000 distributors nationwide prior to being sued by the FTC and the states. They accused Equinox of running an illegal pyramid scheme.
4:33 a.m.
Hacker disrupts service to Area 51 Web site
RALEIGH - A hacker disrupted service for 36 hours at the Web site that published satellite images of Area 51, the top-secret Air Force test site in Nevada that has fascinated UFO and conspiracy theorists ...
4:01 a.m.
Metro officers cleared in shootings
The Use of Force Board is made up of citizens and police officers.
3:05 a.m.
Kenny withdraws support for casino location restrictions
Kenny had proposed an ordinance that would have restricted the placement of such projects to freeway corridors, spacing them 2 1/2 miles apart.
3:03 a.m.
City Council sets asides funds for community center
Neighborhood Services Director Sharon Segerblom said the center will be available in less than two years.
2:58 a.m.
Vegas may get another master-planned community
The project will be developed in phases, with 33 percent of the land dedicated to parks, libraries, schools, fire stations, police stations, roads and the Las Vegas Beltway.
2:53 a.m.
City television station faces restriction
The city council has approved guidelines to prevent the government channel from being used for political purposes.
2:52 a.m.

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