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Archive for July 1, 2000

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E-Walker (10). DP-Salt Lake 2, Las Vegas 2. LOB-Salt Lake 5, Las Vegas 9. 2b-Jennings (26), Pierzynski (3), Moriarty (13), Milliard (17), Darr (13), Radmanovich (12), Vitiello (27), Davis (15). HR- Mientkiewicz (10), Hunter (11), ...
12:20 p.m.
Nevada explorer uncovers South American ruins
RENO, Nev. - The mountains are high, the jungle dense, the mud deep and the mosquitoes thick.
8:58 a.m.
On anniversary, church remembers its dance hall days
Twenty-five years ago Norman McFarland, the new Catholic bishop of Las Vegas and Reno, asked a local reverend to begin a parish, even though he had no money to build the church.
8:49 a.m.
Child in foster care craves a summer camp opportunity
He could also benefit from exposure to positive role models who show him how to treat others with respect. The lessons learned at summer camp and the friends made can provide a lasting influence on ...
8:47 a.m.
It's a clown's world
When Ron Lee envisioned his future, he saw people working at long tables -- handcrafting products designed by him.
8:46 a.m.
State gaming board denies license for Joliet casino owner Jack Binion
CHICAGO - Illinois regulators on Friday deemed Jack Binion unfit to hold a license as chief owner of Joliet's Empress Casino, leaving the riverboat casino's future in limbo.
8:44 a.m.
Working inmates earn respect, cash while paying their debt
LAS VEGAS - With the unemployment rate hitting a 30-year low and a state labor market that's stretched tighter each month, the Nevada Department of Prisons has a unique solution to the employee supply problem ...
8:42 a.m.
High winds spread Nevada wildfires
RENO, Nev. - High winds hampered firefighters Saturday in their battle against the latest in a series of lightning-caused wildfires that have blackened more than 25,000 acres across northern Nevada over the last week.
5:38 a.m.
2 Shovel Brigade leaders resign after U.S attorney's stern warning letter
RENO, Nev. - Two Shovel Brigade board members have resigned following a stern warning letter from Nevada's chief federal prosecutor about the group's plans to reclaim a remote dirt road in Elko County this week.
5:37 a.m.
Timeline: The Sun's first 50 years
June 29, 1947 -- Flamingo owner Siegel is slain in Beverly Hills. Hank quits his public relations post.
3:36 a.m.
Saying "Bring it on!" the Greenspun family welcomes the future
Given that the Las Vegas Sun was born in much simpler times, the paper offered just words back then, albeit meaningful ones.
3:12 a.m.
Hard-charging Hank created lasting legacy and ongoing tradition
Herman M. Greenspun, attorney and soldier, was born Aug. 27, 1909. Perhaps of greater importance to generations who religiously read his Las Vegas Sun column, the persona of "Hank" Greenspun, crusading publisher, was born 37 ...
3:08 a.m.
Where I Stand: Hank Greenspun, Nov. 22, 1969: Like one household word, Agnew should be flushed
Here's a fellow who before the election was practically an unknown. He admitted he was not a household word and in a short space of time he has become a household word.
3:06 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Photographer breached Nixon's security
Assigned to cover Nixon's departure at Nellis Air Force Base after a visit to Southern Nevada, Veljkovic made his way through the crowd -- and somehow through the president's security, a line of Secret Service ...
2:52 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Entertainment scene has changed
"I was hired over the telephone and arrived in town to find out I was the Sun's only full-time reporter.
2:50 a.m.
Young girl let Greenspun show a much softer side of his nature
In 1967 Wanda Ivie and her husband and two daughters moved from Las Vegas to Anchorage, Alaska. Accustomed to reading the Sun, 10-year-old Robyn was not happy with the comics that ran in the newspaper ...
2:50 a.m.
Penny Levin: Female cop reporter had to overcome problems
"I was the first full-time female cop reporter hired by the Sun and had to overcome problems on the beat that were associated with that.
2:49 a.m.
Where I Stand: Hank Greenspun, Jan. 8, 1954: McCarthy can only come to violent demise
Sen. Joe McCarthy has to come to a violent end. Huey Long's death will be serene and peaceful compared with the demise of the sadistic bum from Wisconsin.
2:48 a.m.
Deskin a pioneer in Nevada journalism
When Ruthe Deskin, the assistant to the publisher of the Sun, talks to groups of young women in the media today, she muses: "I had it a lot better than you when I started because ...
2:41 a.m.
Sun Camp Fund, Youth Forum reflect family commitment
The responsibility of a newspaper -- as the Sun has always seen it -- is to get involved. And when it comes to helping children, the poor and the elderly, or participating in other worthy ...
2:40 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Kidnapping case left all with feeling of emptiness
"The kidnapping was an affront to the entire community and Hank had several of his reporters doing surveillance work to try to get information that would lead to Cary's rescue.
2:40 a.m.
Coverage helps expose abuses of power
Day in, day out the Las Vegas Sun has been bringing home the news to its readers for 50 years. While most of the stories have been what readers expect -- thorough reports of the ...
2:39 a.m.
Greenspun, Hughes changed Las Vegas
Had it not been for the close relationship between Sun Publisher Hank Greenspun and billionaire Howard Hughes, Las Vegas hotel-casinos and the Las Vegas Sun might not be thriving as they are today.
2:38 a.m.
Where I Stand: Hank Greenspun, June 1, 1954: Sheriff Jones tied to illegal prostitution in county
The Wednesday, April 15, 1953 copy of the afternoon paper is before me now. A story headlined "Ask Felony Libel Count Filing Here," reads: "Roger Foley, Clark County District Attorney, has been asked to file ...
2:38 a.m.
Humble beginnings spawn high-tech giant
Fifty years ago when Hank Greenspun founded the Las Vegas Sun a lot of people had predictions about the paper's future.
2:37 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Photographer has memories of old days
"I was assigned to cover the crash of a jet from Nellis Air Force Base. As I approached to take the picture, a military policeman pointed his M-16 at me and threatened to shoot me, ...
2:36 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Bergen interview wound up as an obit
"I was given an assignment to interview (famed ventriloquist) Edgar Bergen at Caesars Palace. I arrived at about 10 a.m. and called his room. Someone answered the phone and told me he was not quite ...
2:35 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: When the sword is mightier than the pen
"In the mid-1970s there was not a whole lot of security at the Sun building -- people pretty much could walk through the front door, go into the newsroom and talk to anyone they wanted.
2:34 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: First sports betting column was all Greek to Sun
"Hank decided to hire Jimmy, who at the time was a pretty well-known local character, but certainly not nationally known. It was the first column of its kind in the country, but I think Hank ...
2:33 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Remembering the days after the Sun fire
Sun employees worked out of columnist Ruthe Deskin's house the day following the Nov. 20, 1963, fire.
2:33 a.m.
Where I Stand: Hank Greenspun, Sept. 19, 1973: A not-so-fond farewell to Vice President Agnew
As recently as a year ago Vice President Spiro Agnew was the "Mr. Clean" of the present administration.
2:31 a.m.
O'Callaghan engenders inspiration
Gov. Mike
2:30 a.m.
Where I Stand: Hank Greenspun, Dec. 18, 1977: Howard Hughes: The good and bad
There was no way to tell, from one day to another, while Mr. H.R. Hughes was resident among us earthlies, what would come from the mind and pen of the world's most famous recluse.
2:29 a.m.
The Sun is NOT the R-J
It is not a sister publication of the Review-Journal. It is not the Review-Journal's afternoon edition.
2:27 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Sparring with Sonny Liston
"I had a feud with Sonny Liston after I wrote a column saying he was 32 going on 37. He got mad and swore he was 32 years old, but I pointed out if that ...
2:26 a.m.
A powerful vehicle for change
Hank Greenspun's front-page "Where I Stand" columns had great influence.
2:25 a.m.
Born near 4th of July, Sun holds tight to independence
Freedom of choice, certainly, is one of the blessings wrought by the War of Independence.
2:16 a.m.
That's entertainment
How do you cover entertainment in the entertainment capital of the world?
2:12 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Keeping peace at the Sun
"The Sun is what it is today because of Hank Greenspun -- one of the greatest movers and shakers Nevada ever had. He had enormous vision for the state and moved in many circles -- ...
2:10 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Reporter's actions led to 'Newburn law'
"When Howard Hughes' attorney Richard Grey died, his widow called me to help her prove to Summa (Hughes' gaming corporation) that some lounge furniture outside their room at the Sands belonged to her because they ...
2:04 a.m.
Where I Stand: Hank Greenspun, Nov. 16, 1986: Seeds of Watergate scandal might have been sown in LV
A little known fact of Watergate is that the seeds for exposure of the scandal might have been sown right here at the SUN.
2:04 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Sun got scoop on Frank-Mia wedding
Hank Greenspun arranged for a Sun reporter and photographer to cover the event exclusively while the rest of the world's media waited outside the resort in hopes of getting a quick shot of the couple ...
2:02 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: How the Sun founder dealt with a cub reporter
"Hank was going before a planning commission meeting over some land he was buying, and I was assigned to cover the meeting as both a reporter and photographer. I had one of those big old-fashioned ...
2:02 a.m.
Barbara Greenspun: Unsung strength
"I gave Barbara an extra dozen kisses (and) went down the wide stairs ... through the main hall with its musty relics of forgotten wars and joined the men of my company, bound for ...
2:00 a.m.
Sun Flashbacks: Photo editor recalls fire at MGM
"When the MGM (now Bally's) burned about 20 years ago, every photographer we had went to the scene. We shot from the ground and the air, as (the late) Ken Jones went up in a ...
1:56 a.m.
Hank takes on R-J
1:55 a.m.

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