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Archive for August 4, 2000

Betting operator to meet with McCain
Vic Salerno says he was floored when he got a call from state Sen. Jon Porter at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia explaining that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., would probably be at Salerno's house ...
11:48 a.m.
NLV cop wounds man police say pointed gun at officers
A North Las Vegas Police officer early today shot a man who pointed a handgun at officers, police said.
11:36 a.m.
No UNLV officers to lose jobs after dorm drug probe
No UNLV police officers will be fired even though some police violations occurred during a March 9 dormitory drug raid, UNLV says.
11:36 a.m.
Jury probe ordered in Binion case
District Judge Joseph Bonaventure this morning agreed to hold an evidentiary hearing in the Ted Binion murder case to see if defense allegations of jury misconduct and an ineffective defense attorney are true.
11:26 a.m.
North Las Vegas chosen to test new electric bus
A new type of electric bus will soon be in use in North Las Vegas as part of a pilot program to test emerging public transportation technologies.
11:25 a.m.
Uncommon courage enables victim of attack to survive
Lorraine Mosca doesn't believe in "what-ifs." She doesn't believe in vengeance and she doesn't believe in wasted anger.
11:24 a.m.
Dissident juror faces questions about her actions
A dissident juror who has leveled allegations of misconduct against her fellow panel members in the Binion murder trial faces some tough questions about her own actions in the well-publicized case.
11:21 a.m.
Pollution program to be investigated
The Clark County Health District announced today that it has requested an investigation of a controversial air pollution mitigation program.
11:21 a.m.
City Hall enters new era of cell-phone caution
Las Vegas City Hall is awash in a sudden era of restraint, at least when it comes to cellular phone use.
11:20 a.m.
Review finds no problems with census
"Our review confirms our judgment that we have a good census -- in Las Vegas and across the nation," bureau director Kenneth Prewitt said.
11:20 a.m.
Pilot ejects safely before his F-15 crashes on Nellis Range
Air Force officials are combing the site near Rachel where an F-15 fighter pilot out of Nellis Air force Base ejected safely before his plane plunged into a dry river bed Thursday during a training ...
11:20 a.m.
Cell phone use leads to suspension for mayor's aide Cassidy
Mayoral aide William Cassidy has been suspended without pay for violating policies regarding the use of city-owned cell phones and computers.
11:17 a.m.
Local news briefs for August 4, 2000
Metro Police arrested Harvin Guerra, 18, Thursday in connection with the killing of a Las Vegas teen, who was found shot to death Sunday night in southeast Las Vegas.
11:16 a.m.
DA refutes call for new Binion trial
The discovery of an FBI report disclosing a mob plot to overdose Ted Binion on heroin doesn't warrant granting his convicted killers a new trial, a prosecutor said in court papers Thursday.
11:15 a.m.
LV firm delisted from Nasdaq
The company said it was informed by the exchange that it no longer met the minimum requirements for listing on the Nasdaq National Market, and was not immediately successful in getting Nasdaq approval to move ...
11:14 a.m.
Warm weather hurts earnings
The loss compares to the 12 cents-per-share loss reported for the same quarter a year ago. The loss for the period was $9.7 million on revenues of $197.6 million compared with a loss of $3.6 ...
11:14 a.m.
Judge rejects NLRB request that Nevada firm immediately bargain with Carpenters Union
A federal judge Thursday rejected the government's petition to force Nevada concrete products maker Jensen Precast to immediately recognize the Carpenters Union, saying he was reluctant to issue an emergency bargaining order pending the completion ...
11:13 a.m.
Death of man, 72, ruled a homicide
A 49-year-old Las Vegas man was booked into the Clark County jail on murder charges Wednesday in the death of his roommate.
11:13 a.m.
Las Vegas customers unhooked in phone dispute
To travel agents at Century Travel on Desert Inn Road, having their telephone service shut off unexpectedly was like having a lifeline cut.
11:10 a.m.
Council plans legislative strategy
The Las Vegas City Council will hold a special meeting Monday to determine the best way to get the Legislature to buy into its wish list of local bills.
11:09 a.m.
Bryan steps up nuke campaign
All Nevadans need to help spread the word that the fight against shipping nuclear waste cross-country is a fight for people in all states, Sen. Richard Bryan, D-Nev., said today.
11:08 a.m.
Betting on UNLV may be legal by winter
CARSON CITY -- Betting in Nevada casinos on UNLV and University of Nevada, Reno, football games will continue to be illegal this fall, but the ban may be lifted in time for basketball season.
11:08 a.m.
2-alarm fire called suspicious
The two-alarm fire caused about $700,000 in damage to the offices at 1515 E. Tropicana Ave. in the Executive Center East, Steve La-Sky, Clark County Fire Department spokesman, said.
11:08 a.m.
Wisconsin agency accuses LV company of sales fraud
David Ghilardi, assistant legal counsel for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, said his office has asked the state's Justice Department to prosecute NOS Communications Inc. and an affiliate company, Affinity Network ...
11:07 a.m.
Station stock lifted by buyout rumors
In its Aug. 14 "Inside Wall Street" column, Business Week referred to an Aug. 1 column by Gaming Today Publisher Chuck Di Rocco, which said Station was in talks with several companies -- including Park ...
10:42 a.m.
NLRB issues complaint against Strip casino
The complaint was filed after charges were leveled by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts Local 720. A hearing on the charges is set for Nov. 13 ...
10:42 a.m.
Wynn downplays Joliet buyout rumors
Crain's Chicago Business, citing a source close to Horseshoe owner Jack Binion, reported that Wynn was among the parties interested in acquiring the highly profitable riverboat casino.
10:41 a.m.
Morgan Stanley sued by LV gaming executives
The lawsuit was filed in Clark County District Court by William Richardson, vice chairman of Mandalay Resort Group; David Belding, senior vice president of Mandalay Development; FBO Fertitta Revocable Family Trust and its trustees Frank ...
10:39 a.m.
One year into Detroit gambling, positives and negatives unclear
DETROIT -- Mayor Dennis Archer rolled a seven at the craps table of Detroit's first casino last year -- a good sign for the man wagering that gambling keeps the city rolling toward revival.
10:39 a.m.
Bankruptcies for August 4, 2000
Ronald Joseph Beauregard, doing business as Colonial Realty Corp., doing business as Colonial Beach LLC, 5623 S. Eastern Ave., filed for Chapter 7, listing assets of $4,770 and liabilities of $191,238.
10:33 a.m.
Gibbons pleased with party prospects
PHILADELPHIA -- These are good days to be Nevada's lone Republican in Congress.
10:33 a.m.
Herbst prepares to defend his crown
Herbst, the youngest of three racing brothers, will pilot his Ford-powered Smithbuilt open-wheel desert race car in the unlimited Class 1 division in the fifth running of the Las Vegas Primm 300.
10:31 a.m.
NBA bad boy Isaiah Rider can barely get arrested these days, so to speak.
10:31 a.m.
Durango, Cimarron to square off in title game
The preliminaries are over.
10:31 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: When will NFL owners wise up?
It never fails.
10:26 a.m.
Tryout camp gives hopefuls shot at playing for Silver Bandits
A group of dreamers, optimists and realists has been gathering this week at the Doolittle Community Center for what can be termed a job interview in the form of drills and five-on-five full-court basketball games.
10:22 a.m.
911 call allowed in murder trial
The wife of murder suspect Ronald Collins will exercise her right not to testify against her husband, but prosecutors will be able to use her 911 call and one statement she gave to police following ...
10:18 a.m.
Rudin claims fraud
Murder suspect Margaret Rudin has filed a fraud complaint against a man who provided her spiritual advice and convinced her to sell her movie and books rights to him for $1.
10:17 a.m.
Benefit game at T&M
The game will benefit the Kayne-Eras Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children and young adults. Tickets, priced $25 and $12.50, are on sale at the T&M box office and all outlets. ...
10:06 a.m.
Touring labor group raps Bush in LV stop
While GOP presidential nominee George W. Bush made his case for a new era of responsibility before a national audience Thursday night, a group of union workers calling themselves the "Texas Truth Squad" disputed his ...
9:44 a.m.
Hammargren offers a different perspective
PHILADELPHIA -- Viewers saw a jubilant spectacle as confetti and balloons showered the First Union Center after George W. Bush made his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.
9:43 a.m.
Obitauries for August 4, 2000
George T. Fisher, 92, of Laughlin died Wednesday in Laughlin. He was born Aug. 10, 1907, in Salt Lake City. A resident for 15 years, he was a retired Lutheran minister.
9:41 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Saturday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- Tasket Basket - Desormeaux/Hess team, draws good outside post for the sprint opener, put all winning eggs in Tasket's Basket. Marvelous - Draws just inside top pick, Espinoza on Lynch trainee, should ...
9:28 a.m.
Stars' bullpen aces are released
Trailing first-place Sacramento by 12 1/2 games with only a month to go, the Las Vegas Stars officially threw in the towel on their 2000 campaign on Thursday.
9:25 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 2 p.m.
9:22 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Craig Walton: Cronyism and ethics
IN THE NEXT few weeks, candidates for the 2001 Legislature will spell out their ideas for new and amended laws. So far, none has mentioned any need for any fresh work on the ethics in ...
9:14 a.m.
Editorial: Fiery crash produces shudders
The spectacular crash prompted a flurry of "what if" scenarios among valley residents. Repeatedly Nevada officials told Sun reporters that the accident was a foreshadowing of their worst fears involving the transportation of high-level nuclear ...
9:13 a.m.
SCORE Primm 300 entry list
Cars and Trucks
9:13 a.m.
Editorial: Another boost for water conservation
The ordinance does allow the City Council to allow more turf in special circumstances. As the Sun's Diana Sahagun reported, city staff said one of these situations could include a new 7,500-acre master planned community. ...
9:13 a.m.
Letter: N-word never acceptable
Then he says he apologizes "if" he offended anyone.
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Garcia's remark not intended to be racist
Carlos Garcia's remarks were perfectly understandable and devoid of racial implications. If your reporters were literate they would have understood the reference to "nigger" and applauded him instead of attacking him.
9:09 a.m.
American Legion playoff results, schedule
State Tournament At UNLV's Wilson Stadiun
9:08 a.m.
PCL Box: Trappers 7, Stars 5
E--Johnson. DP--Las Vegas 1. LOB--Las Vegas 13, Edmonton 8. 2B--Radmanovich 2, LaRocca, Wooten. S--King. SF--Johnson, Williams. SB--Baughman, Hosey, Faggett. CS--Graves.
9:05 a.m.
Local journalist Jeff Burbank will sign copies of his new book, "License to Steal," at noon Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 2191 N. Rainbow Blvd. For more information, call 631-1775.
9:02 a.m.
Shelf Life -- Scott Dickensheets: Perelman's paperback provides some heat relief
Summer tightens its sweaty grip. The book columnist's head spins; he needs a vacation from his laptop. His car has begun making a still-uncategorizable noise. The teenager of the house has taken his sullen brooding ...
9:01 a.m.
Columnist Muriel StevensL Longtime favorite Tillerman still specializing in seafood
Dining at the Tillerman recently was more than just a fine dining experience. I've known Tillerman owner Mark DiMartino since he was a youngster helping out in the family's DiMartino restaurant.
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Trio to help Woods raise funds
The third round of Tiger Woods' benefit concerts will take place in Las Vegas, but at a new venue. Woods and his Tiger Jam III celebration will pass over the Rio hotel-casino (last year's host ...
8:57 a.m.
Barbara Greenspun remembers 1954: Frightening time for family
When the indictment was returned against Hank in April 1954 I was very pregnant with my fourth child and scared about what this could mean to our family. At the time, Sen. McCarthy's influence was ...
8:52 a.m.
Joe Delaney remembers 1954: Ronald Reagan in Ramona Room
Joe Delaney remembers 1954: Ronald Reagan in Ramona Room
8:49 a.m.
The Sun remembers 1954: News of the day
Story: Pat McCarran is dead. The controversial silver-haired Senator who spent 22 years in Washington as a representative ot the State of Nevada succumbed last night to a coronary occlusion shortly after giving delivering a ...
8:48 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Comedy has long been the center of Wayans' world
Damon Wayans, a multiple-threat comedic actor, will be performing tonight and Saturday at 9 o'clock in the Flamingo Las Vegas' Sunset Ballroom ... Wayans developed his gift for performing as a means of competing for ...
8:44 a.m.
After two years, 'Dance' still has legs at New York-New York
Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance" is in the second month of its third year in the New York-New York showroom, as fresh as on opening night and with no sign of diminishing returns. It ...
8:43 a.m.
Tracking down all those Britney rumors
Did she or didn't she?
8:43 a.m.
Birth announcements for August 4, 2000
July 18: A boy to Lori and Timothy Breeden; a boy to Jennifer and Christopher DeKorte. July 19: A boy to Julie and Michael Harmon; a girl to MaryJo and Michael Disbennett. July 20: A ...
8:42 a.m.
Nevada wildfires claim first fatality
RENO, Nev. - A seasonal firefighter was killed and three other people were injured when a firefighting helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff in eastern Nevada.
3:04 a.m.
Republicans see Nevada going to Bush
2:59 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Brickyard still lags behind Daytona
"The Brickyard 400 will be as big as Daytona if they ever cease to run Daytona," Winston Cup veteran driver Kyle Petty said. "It's like golf: Will the Greater Greensboro Open ever be as big ...
2:16 a.m.

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