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Archive for December 28, 2000

Firm claims to be negotiating financing for purchase of IP
Secure Financial Services LLC said it is representing Mike Yancey, president of Crown Capital Commercial Corp. of San Francisco, "in facilitating the acquisition, redevelopment and expansion" of the Imperial Palace.
11:48 a.m.
Calif. utilities plead for big rate hikes
SAN FRANCISCO -- Two giant utilities are pleading for permission to sharply raise rates, saying they could face ruin because of deregulation and a haywire wholesale market.
11:40 a.m.
Butler found guilty in killings of two skinheads
A Nazi skinhead was found guilty of first-degree murder this morning for the shooting deaths of two non-racist activists.
11:38 a.m.
Utility rate increases approved
CARSON CITY -- The state Public Utilities Commission today approved a request by Southwest Gas Corp. to raise residential rates in Clark County by almost 24 percent.
11:33 a.m.
Complaints against DOE mounting
Nevada lawmakers have voiced their concerns to Energy Secretary Bill Richardson about alleged bias against the state in the selection of the nation's high-level nuclear waste dump.
11:32 a.m.
Wynn partner faces tax-evasion charge
Steve Wynn's business partner at his Desert Inn hotel-casino site has been accused of tax evasion in Japan, a development sure to draw extra scrutiny of the partner by gaming regulators.
11:32 a.m.
VA seeks payments for 'atomic veterans'
Coverage questions
11:32 a.m.
Gambling alleged at convenience stores
Players put money into machines to buy time on the Internet. But they also can choose to play a game where a computer picks numbers and winnings are paid back to them. The machines are ...
11:28 a.m.
NJ Transit vows to continue train service
The trains, once known as the Gamblers Express, connect Philadelphia with Atlantic City. When the service began a few years ago, officials envisioned trains packed with casino patrons.
11:28 a.m.
Nevada gains seat in House
Nevada will gain another seat in Congress and in the Electoral College, the Census Bureau confirmed today.
11:28 a.m.
Delta cutting five Las Vegas flights
Delta Air Lines, the fourth-busiest airline at McCarran International Airport, will discontinue five of its 27 daily round-trip flights to Las Vegas because of a dispute with pilots.
11:23 a.m.
Firms cutting jobs
Firms cutting jobs
11:23 a.m.
IGT notes limitations of slot conversion kit
IGT said that following Shuffle Master's Dec. 19 announcement of the conversion kit, it "received numerous inquiries regarding this product and the availability of IGT's game library on this platform."
11:19 a.m.
Huge wind farm planned for NTS
One of the largest wind farms in the nation could be operating 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas in a year, Nevada Test Site Development Corp. officials say.
11:19 a.m.
Bond issue suggested for Henderson college
State Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus, D-Las Vegas, is challenging supporters of the proposed state college in Henderson to initiate a city bond issue to help pay for the $34.5 million needed to start the ...
11:18 a.m.
Developer loses fight to move channel
Despite strong lobbying efforts to move a planned drainage ditch off their property and onto public land, Rhodes Ranch developers lost their battle and will likely have to build around the channel.
11:18 a.m.
Panel to examine minister certification rules
Clark County Clerk Shirley Parraguirre says she will form a committee to examine controversial regulations that would have required criminal background checks on ministers who perform marriages.
11:18 a.m.
Ruling on hooker cases is supported
Las Vegas attorneys say they will fight a Justice Court ruling that supports the Clark County District Attorney's policy on prosecuting prostitution cases.
11:17 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Attacked by Hopkins, Jones Jr. fires back
Tired of hearing Bernard Hopkins wail about his inability to land a big fight, Roy Jones Jr. snapped off a letter to the International Boxing Federation middleweight champion and told him, in essence, to cease ...
10:57 a.m.
Local news briefs for December 28, 2000
The 53-year-old son of the owner of a North Las Vegas strip club was booked Wednesday on murder charges in connection with the slaying of the club's manager.
10:53 a.m.
CAT offers free New Year's rides
Get on the bus -- no change, dollar bills or tokens needed.
10:52 a.m.
Williams trial won't be delayed
A District Court judge Wednesday denied a motion to delay the trial of Jessica Williams, accused in the deaths of six teenagers who were picking up trash along Interstate 15.
10:52 a.m.
What lies beneath: Would-be fossil hunters scour the valley in search of past treasures
Six times a year UNLV geology professor Jerome McCartney takes a handful of students into the desert to conduct a course offered through the university's Continuing Education program. He teaches them about the land, the ...
10:50 a.m.
DMV late with car registration renewals
CARSON CITY -- Some car owners have found themselves with only days to re-register their vehicles after a delay in sending out registration renewals.
10:46 a.m.
Federal process slows Guinn plan to help seniors
CARSON CITY -- Another of Gov. Kenny Guinn's programs to help senior citizens is encountering problems.
10:46 a.m.
Most heists by repeat robbers
A few robbers are probably responsible for almost a third of the Las Vegas Valley's record-setting 168 bank robberies this year, the FBI says.
10:45 a.m.
Correction for Dec. 27, 2000
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
10:40 a.m.
Correction for Dec. 8, 2000
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
10:39 a.m.
Western advances to LV quarterfinals
Tim Day added 13 points for Western while Patrick Stinnett chipped in 12 and Brandon Weaver 11.
10:35 a.m.
Lady Rebels face UNR at Thomas & Mack
The UNLV men's basketball team couldn't beat Nevada-Reno this year.
10:34 a.m.
'Pretty Horses' never quite hits its stride
It isn't that Damon's Cole wants to wander the world in search of adventure, although he gets more than he wanted. Rather, he wants a new Eden to feel connected to. He's a man of ...
10:33 a.m.
Fight schedule
10:33 a.m.
Sun Boxing Rankings
(with WBC, WBA and IBF champions identified)
10:30 a.m.
Robinson getting right back to work
If ever a coach deserved to take a week off, it is UNLV head football coach John Robinson.
10:28 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Las Vegas may become football town
With the UNLV basketball program in disarray, its best player suffering from a food disorder (will somebody please make Kas Kambala a ham sandwich, minus the foreign objects, and have him pay for it with ...
10:26 a.m.
Rebels' Kelly primed for encore
The Rebels have waited a year for Lou Kelly to catch up to the hype.
10:25 a.m.
LV's Gamez looks ahead to charity tournament
While most PGA Tour professionals have been struck with a case of Tigeritis (the belief that because Tiger Woods is so superior that everyone else is playing for second place), Las Vegas native Robert Gamez ...
10:23 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Santa Anita
1st Race -- Proper Motion - Nakatani on Sise horse, needs prompt start and clean trip from rail post, dangerous duo. Misty Riches - Draws good post, Pincay aboard Machowsky horse, should sit the trip. ...
10:23 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1 p.m.
10:22 a.m.
Nevada has largest population gain, gets new seat in Congress
Nevada recorded the largest rate of population gain nationwide - 66.3 percent since 1990 - meaning it will pick up one seat in Congress, initial Census Bureau results released Thursday show.
10:15 a.m.
Community news briefs for December 28, 2000
United Blood Services, 6930 W. Charleston Blvd., has scheduled blood drives at these locations next week:
10:09 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: It's time to evaluate performances of the year
This is the penultimate column for 2000 ... Here are some capsule comments and a suggestion or two, taking Las Vegas performers alphabetically ... Bill Acosta: It was time for the move to the Flamingo, ...
10:07 a.m.
Henderson couple's daughter to serve as an Air Force nurse
Retired Navy Chief Warrant Officer Danny Duncan and his wife, Fumiko, of Henderson report that their daughter Jennifer is undergoing Air Force nursing training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
10:06 a.m.
Nowlin, USGS' chief in Nevada, retires
CARSON CITY -- Jon O. Nowlin, district chief for the U.S. Geological Survey in Nevada, has retired after 35 years with the federal agency.
10:05 a.m.
Obituaries for December 28, 2000
Jessie Boyd, 57, of Las Vegas died Nov. 18 in Las Vegas. He was born Sept. 26, 1943. A resident for many years, he was a laborer in the construction industry.
10:05 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Royi Moas: Not all think alike
The misconception that opinion and perception can be associated with a certain age group proved to be nothing more than a myth at the Sun Youth Forum.
10:04 a.m.
Eight arrested in Reno heroin bust
Authorities said undercover officers made several controlled buys that led to search warrants at two residences, one in Reno and one in Sparks.
10:03 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Remembering influence of teachers
Amid all the tales of excess Christmas spending, it is disturbing to read that our Clark County students are suffering due to a lack of textbooks in the school classrooms.
10:02 a.m.
Letter: Bush backers will be sorry
George W. will put all the nuclear waste in Nevada. He doesn't have to live here.
10:00 a.m.
Letter: Graduated tax bill is needed
Therefore, I propose a reverse graduated tax bill. How about a 2 percent reduction for those earning more than $100,000; a 5 percent reduction for those earning $50,000 to $100,000; a 10 percent reduction for ...
10:00 a.m.
Letter: Voting device manufacturers will be winners
The devices will be designed to "divine" and count every vote. No chad involved! I hope the federal government will stay out of the process. Surely the states can determine the standards and private enterprise ...
9:59 a.m.
Editorial: Right step on police oversight
The existing review by the department isn't adequate. Residents need to be reassured that if a police officer wrongly fires his weapon or engages in misconduct, the public will know about it. Otherwise there will ...
9:58 a.m.
Editorial: Government has no business in this area
Parraguirre said the idea for written regulations came from the district attorney's office. Parraguirre said she was trying to provide enforcement powers of a state law that seeks to prohibit ex-felons from performing marriages for ...
9:58 a.m.
Land deal will double size of Donner Memorial State Park
Once finalized, it will double the size of Donner Memorial State Park west of Truckee.
9:47 a.m.
Agreement leaves pioneer trail markers where they are
John White, the lawyer for a group of Reno historians and authors who sued Trails West, said the agreement still must be signed by all parties involved. But he said the settlement is beneficial to ...
9:47 a.m.
NJ Transit vows to continue Atlantic City train service
Instead, the line had a $9.9 million operating deficit in 2000 and ridership has decreased in each of the last two years. During that same period, ridership on NJ Transit's other lines has grown by ...
9:46 a.m.
Nevada Test Site will soon be home to state's first wind farm
The three-phase project announced Wednesday could include more than 500 wind turbine generators with a combined capacity of more than 260 megawatts, or enough power to supply a community of 85,000.
9:46 a.m.
Air tour operators hope Bush frees the skies over Grand Canyon
Given a new date of March 22, air tour operators are hoping President-elect George W. Bush will ease, instead of tighten, restrictions on sightseeing flights over the Grand Canyon.
4:59 a.m.
Army must justify disposal methods at Sierra Army Depot
Critics earlier complained to the EPA that the depot was not in compliance with federal standards and asked that the permitting process for the depot be reopened.
2:30 a.m.

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