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Archive for August 17, 2000

Aladdin fire alarm tests delayed
The hotel-casino, themed after 1,001 Arabian Nights, was still scheduled to open its doors to the public at 7 p.m. tonight. Opening simultaneously will be Desert Passage, a 500,000-square-foot themed shopping complex designed to invoke ...
12:20 p.m.
Lack of CPR training heart of civil trial
Kimberly Curtis died in 1995 from an undiagnosed heart defect at White Middle School in Henderson after collapsing during a gym class. Her parents say none of the teachers present knew how to perform cardiopulmonary ...
11:52 a.m.
Teen charged as an adult in sexual assaults
Porter has been charged as an adult in 29 felonies. He also is being investigated by Metro Police in the June 10 shooting death of 31-year-old former monk Gyaltso Lungtok.
11:51 a.m.
Opening of Aladdin delayed, Desert Passage greets visitors
Fire inspectors were still running tests that hotel officials blamed for the delay in their scheduled opening of the hotel and casino. Desert Passage, a 130-store retail mall adjacent to the new Aladdin, opened on ...
11:28 a.m.
Enemies of nuke dump take to podium
LOS ANGELES -- Nevada Democrats are using a brief moment in the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention to deliver a pointed message to delegates from other states: We don't want your nuclear waste dumped ...
11:13 a.m.
Hearing stirs up discussion of mob role in Binion death
A three-day hearing into whether Ted Binion's convicted killers deserve another trial has stirred new interest in what role the mob may have played in the wealthy gambling figure's death.
11:13 a.m.
Sand pit dispute continues in court
One of the men accused in a torture-extortion plot along with Rick Tabish is taking his battle with the alleged victim to court.
11:12 a.m.
Executive hired to run Greenspun Media Group
Saunders has more than 20 years of sales, advertising and publishing experience and most recently was regional vice president/general manager at Advo Inc., the nation's largest direct mail marketing services company.
11:12 a.m.
Local news briefs for August 17, 2000
A 17-year-old Las Vegas boy has been charged as an adult in a string of sexual assaults and other crimes, in part because he was convicted of a previous felony in Chicago.
11:12 a.m.
Summerlin operator late again with financial report
In a notification of late filing issued Tuesday, the company said it would be unable to file its report for the quarter ending June 30 because of unspecified negotiations.
11:11 a.m.
SCRABBLE slot machine planned
CHICAGO -- WMS Industries Inc. said today it entered into a licensing agreement with Hasbro Inc. allowing WMS to make slot machines themed on the famous board game SCRABBLE.
11:11 a.m.
Officers face inquest in shooting death
When 19-year-old Frakelin Marice Hardy brought home his new 13-year-old girlfriend, his mother was apparently so appalled by the girl's young age, she ordered Hardy out of her Bakersfield, Calif., home.
11:10 a.m.
Four men indicted in Summerlin home burglaries
A grand jury has indicted four men on charges stemming from a series of home burglaries in and around Summerlin between September and December.
11:10 a.m.
Parts of valley hit by rain, power outages
A storm system caused power outages and blowing dust on Wednesday but produced little rain in the Las Vegas Valley, the National Weather Service reported.
11:09 a.m.
Aladdin scrambles to meet tonight's opening deadline
Aladdin officials and construction workers raced against the clock this morning, trying to get the $1.4 billion hotel-casino ready for the public by today's scheduled 7 p.m. grand opening.
11:09 a.m.
Las Vegas sports wagering suppliers in litigation
Sports betting giant Autotote Systems Inc. of Newark, Del., filed a lawsuit accusing Las Vegas Dissemination Co. of infringing its copyrights for pari-mutuel gambling software.
11:06 a.m.
North Las Vegas still fighting casino over hotel room requirement
With different interpretations of a city ordinance and a number of options on the table, the North Las Vegas City Council decided Wednesday to allow Fort Las Vegas Casino to operate for at least one ...
11:05 a.m.
County concerned about behavior at clubs
Clark County Business License Director Ardel Jorgenson said her division has concerns about the manner in which Club C2K is handling drug use and drunken customers.
11:02 a.m.
Sportspark battle rages at City Hall
11:00 a.m.
Interim CCSN chief in race for post
Robert Silverman, interim president of the Community College of Southern Nevada, may get a chance after all to interview to keep his job permanently.
10:56 a.m.
Lawmaker, gaming exec spar over proposed casino tax hike
Voters' guide
10:55 a.m.
Las Vegas company claims device defeats card counters
Las Vegas casinos have for decades waged war with the one group that can overcome the house advantage that built the city -- the so-called "card counter."
10:53 a.m.
Observers see little political movement
While some incumbent Nevada politicians face stormy primaries, observers doubt the upcoming election will produce any major seat changes.
10:51 a.m.
Teen mom faces murder charge in baby's death
A 15-year-old Henderson girl who tried to conceal her pregnancy from her parents will be charged this week with murder in connection with the drowning death of her newborn son in a toilet, a prosecutor ...
10:49 a.m.
Vegas gets new trade show
The event is targeting as exhibitors companies that provide on-line entertainment content.
10:49 a.m.
Vegas apparel convention owner sold
Advanstar is a trade-show and publishing company. Its MAGIC apparel show in Las Vegas draws 90,000 people twice a year.
10:48 a.m.
Seattle thrift enters LV market
The branch at 9430 Sun City Blvd. is the first of five or six branches of the thrift that may open over the next few years in the Las Vegas area.
10:48 a.m.
Nichols faces tough questions in interview for chancellor job
Interim Chancellor Jane Nichols faced down difficult questions as the first semi-finalist to interview Wednesday for the permanent post as chancellor of the University and Community College System of Nevada.
10:47 a.m.
Community news briefs for August 17, 2000
The Las Vegas Chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives will present its next "How to Really Start Your Own Business" workshop at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Foley Federal Building, 300 Las Vegas Blvd. ...
10:45 a.m.
Computer maker sued for snooping, sparking allegations of child pornography in 1998
Technicians allegedly discovered several photos depicting child pornography on the hard drive. That led to Margulis' arrest, jailing and indictment for possessing child pornography in August 1998. About a month later, the government dropped the ...
10:44 a.m.
Talk of the town
It would appear the worst-kept secret around the UNLV football program these days is who will be the starting quarterback for the Rebels' 2000 season opener at Iowa State on Sept. 9.
10:44 a.m.
Judge orders state to allow inmates to get newspaper
Nevada prison inmates can receive a monthly publication written by other inmates and attorneys that officials stopped distributing last year, a federal judge has ruled.
10:35 a.m.
North Las Vegas briefs for August 17, 2000
North Las Vegas city staff will negotiate for six parcels totaling 13.8 acres for a future park at the corner of Craig Road and Coleman Street.
10:35 a.m.
NLV police await funds for drug armor
Drug lab busts are on the rise nationally, and in North Las Vegas, officers are often faced with a dire situation when they storm an area where they believe methamphetamines are being produced.
10:34 a.m.
Funds coming for nuke preparedness
Clark, Nye, Lincoln, Esmeralda, White Pine and Elko counties are eligible to share the funds over three years. The first year's share is $340,000, said Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev.
10:31 a.m.
Complaint to be lodged against teachers union
CARSON CITY -- The schoolteachers union will likely face a complaint from the state's association of county clerks concerning absentee ballot request forms it sent to its members.
10:31 a.m.
Bernstein takes Clinton advice in Senate race
LOS ANGELES -- President Clinton gave Senate candidate Ed Bernstein a quick piece of advice two weeks ago at a national gathering of lawyers in Chicago.
10:08 a.m.
Patient Oliver working way back to majors
Darren Oliver may be the only player in all of triple-A in no rush to get to the majors.
10:03 a.m.
Voluntary participation tops threshold to start electronic monitoring in Montana
Mazurek said Wednesday the state has commitments from operators of 6,426 machines, about 100 more than 70 percent of the eligible machines in the state - those that can be retrofitted to hook up to ...
9:58 a.m.
Woman pleads guilty to child abuse charges
She faces up to 20 years on the child abuse charge and one to four years for drug possession.
9:57 a.m.
Anthrax disease kills cattle in Gerlac
Officials believe the outbreak orginated during a recent ditch clearning effort that released the soil-borne spores onto pasture grasses.
9:57 a.m.
LV council briefs for August 17, 2000
The city of Las Vegas' massive Public Works Department got a little less unwieldy Wednesday.
9:55 a.m.
City to participate in alternative fuels plan
The agreement, approved Wednesday by the City Council, will allow the city to demonstrate the effectiveness of six alternative fuel buses in an effort to improve air quality.
9:54 a.m.
Guinn seeks protection of Yucca funds
Gov. Kenny Guinn has asked Energy Secretary Bill Richardson to protect the state's oversight funds for Yucca Mountain, the proposed site of a high-level nuclear waste repository, after a federal official threatened to cut the ...
9:34 a.m.
Gore sends e-mail note reiterating Yucca stance
LOS ANGELES -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said presidential hopeful and friend Al Gore has released new evidence for Nevada voters to cast a vote for the Democrat in November.
9:34 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- Denamax - Nakatani scales Cerin trainee, draws good post for sprint opener, nasal strip again. Rhythm 'n Blues - Draws just outside top pick, Pincay on Mullins trainee, fits this heat well. ...
9:33 a.m.
Letter: Test Site threat is understated
Also, the DOE doesn't know nor seem to care where they are now. The DOE's $176 million efforts for the last 10 years to protect the public from contaminated ground water have resulted in two ...
9:32 a.m.
Letter: Nevada can avoid power problems of California
Natural gas is the fuel used by generating plants built to meet peaking electricity demand and has become increasingly popular for small generating plants built to meet base electricity load.
9:32 a.m.
Editorial: Divergence over Yucca is obvious
"I would like to repeat my opposition to this legislation and to promise you that as president I would veto such legislation if it were sent to me," Gore wrote. In contrast, all Nevadans have ...
9:31 a.m.
Editorial: Nevadans should have dumped party
The DOE hasn't selected the contractor yet -- the federal agency has not determined whether Yucca Mountain is suitable to host a repository -- but Bechtel is among several firms that have submitted bids to ...
9:31 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: LV's Sanchez believes he can handle Hamed
Augie Sanchez knows he's the underdog yet there's no disputing his confidence.
9:29 a.m.
Supreme Court justices hear arguments in gaming machine seizures
The decision could have far reaching consequences on the spread of such devices.
9:29 a.m.
More litigation in Arizona casino stock fight
Since then, the casino group, known as Natural State Resorts Inc., has sued the department.
9:29 a.m.
Arum insists sanctions are only 'symbolic'
A fight that was held five years ago and netted a $500,000 profit cost promoter Bob Arum $125,000 Wednesday.
9:28 a.m.
Fight schedule
9:28 a.m.
County board moves to oppose Hudson casino
The county board voted 25-4 Tuesday to invalidate a 1994 services agreement the board made with casino sponsors in return for annual payments if the facility opens.
9:28 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 2 p.m.
9:26 a.m.
Arsonist ordered to pay $1.4 million restitution
But the judge warned Sandoval that he could face more than seven years in prison if terms of his probation are not met, including making set, monthly payments on restitution.
9:24 a.m.
Mississippi Supreme Court justices hear arguments in gaming machine seizures
The decision could have far reaching consequences on the spread of such devices.
9:24 a.m.
Nellis sergeant honored for work on Green Flag exercises
Senior Master Sgt. Larry Gaer of Nellis Air Force Base was recently named Airspace and Range Professional of the Year by Air Combat Command headquarters in Langley, Va.
9:19 a.m.
Vons hosts WIC clinic on Owens Avenue
The clinic, a partnership of Vons and the Clark County Health District, is paired with a Smart$hop Program, which targets pregnant women and first-time food stamp recipients in areas where low-birth-weight rates are among the ...
9:18 a.m.
Opening of Vegas Strip's newest megaresort delayed but the party goes on anyway
Aladdin officials were still scrambling late Thursday night to put the final touches on their $1.4 billion megaresort, leaving more than 600 invited guests and a crowd of at least 20,000 waiting to see if ...
9:17 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Kathryn E. Landreth: Striving for justice
Before I was sworn in as U.S. attorney, my impression of federal prosecution in Nevada was formed largely by press accounts. Criminal cases seemed largely confined to illicit drug trafficking, with a few organized crime ...
9:08 a.m.
Singer Lou Rawls laments old Vegas' passing while prepping for shows at new jazz club
When: 10:30 tonight; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday
9:07 a.m.
PCL Box: Stars 9, RedHawks 4
E -- Alvarez. DP -- Oklahoma 1. LOB -- Oklahoma 7, Las Vegas 9. 2B -- Knorr, Garcia, Faggett, Pelaez. 3B -- Curl. HR -- Radmanovich. HBP -- Alvarez. SF -- Voigt, Demetral, Pelaez. SB ...
9:04 a.m.
Dad and daughter embark on a back-to-school shopping adventure
We need to say right up front: It is important that children stay in school, because without an education how are they going to be able to figure out the Clark County School District's complex ...
9:01 a.m.
Civic leader Wandesforde dies
Ann Wandesforde lived on the Sahara Nevada Golf Course and was fond of throwing lavish parties when famous golfers were in town, but she will be remembered as more than just a socialite.
9:00 a.m.
Obituaries for August 17, 2000
Marjorie M. Arnold, 62, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local care center. She was born Nov. 3, 1937, in Medhow, Wash. A resident for two years, she was a retired hairdresser.
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Youth Camp remains invaluable
One of the disadvantages of getting older, and the aches that go with the process, is the inability to take part in activities that once were a walk in the park.
8:56 a.m.
Nevada grads surpass national average on ACTs
CARSON CITY -- Nevada high school seniors have posted slightly higher scores than the national average on the ACT college entrance examination given this year.
8:56 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Old favorites make return to entertainment scene
Welcome back, Aladdin hotel, almost all brand new, bigger and better than ever, not quite ready but with the future assured ... The initial opening is at 7 this evening, with the grand opening in ...
8:54 a.m.
This week's races
5:29 a.m.
Nadeau becoming productive teammate
The decision by powerful Hendrick Motorsports to put unproven Jerry Nadeau in one of its cars was a major surprise.
4:59 a.m.
Rahal team adjusting to owner's dual role
Bobby Rahal doesn't like running the show if he can't find the time to run his team.
4:58 a.m.
Three Earnhardts set for Michigan
Big E, Little E, and now, Middle E.
4:57 a.m.
Auto racing schedules, winners and points standings
Feb. 20 - Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Dale Jarrett)
4:53 a.m.
Rebels picked sixth in poll
UNLV will open the season Aug. 25 at Cal State Fullerton.
4:31 a.m.
Tickets for Fed Cup ready for purchase
Only series tickets, good for all four days, will be sold in advance. Prices are $300, $200, $220, $140 and $60. Limited VIP box seating also is available.
4:30 a.m.

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