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Archive for July 18, 2000

Columnist Ron Kantowski: HBO special brings fans back to the '60s
It had been, what, two full days since Carl Everett had gotten in somebody's face, and the caller and talk radio host were locked in hot debate over what minimum security holding pen the insufferable ...
12:27 p.m.
28,000 acres ablaze in northern Nevada
The Prince Royal blaze three miles east of Imlay covers at least 13,000 acres and closed Interstate 80 for about 3 hours overnight. A few precautionary evacuations were recommended in Imlay and Mill City, but ...
12:00 p.m.
Panel warns of sex felons
"There is a certain attraction about Nevada, especially rural Nevada," Reno Police Department officer Adam Wygnanski said. "There is an anonymity there. They can come and go and be unseen."
11:59 a.m.
Fires cause damage across the valley
A three-alarm fire at a 12-unit apartment complex near the Palace Station hotel and casino left 40 people temporarily homeless Monday.
11:58 a.m.
Nevada regents' panel OKs $100 million for endowment
Members of the ad hoc Committee on Estate Tax said Monday that with last week's Senate vote to repeal the death tax by 2010, plans should begin to compensate for the possible loss of revenue.
11:49 a.m.
Retail test set for Vegas
Tower, the world's largest independent music and entertainment retailer, will license about 3,000 square feet of space in each of two Good Guys stores.
11:23 a.m.
Shelby sues over trademarks
Shelby seeks $10 million in damages and fees in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston.
11:23 a.m.
LV school food contractor sues state, federal agencies for cutting its funding
A Las Vegas company is suing the U.S. Agriculture Department and the Nevada Department of Education in U.S. District Court for more than $2.7 million and an order to reinstate its sponsorship of a school ...
11:19 a.m.
Earnings news mixed for biggest Las Vegas airlines
The big airlines largely responsible for filling the growing number of Las Vegas hotel rooms issued reports today showing their profits moved in different directions in the second quarter.
11:19 a.m.
Victims' families recall massacre
Mona Nall was overwhelmed with relief.
11:11 a.m.
Power plant request may lead to battle over water
A battle is brewing in a desert valley 40 miles northeast of Las Vegas over water claimed by the Moapa Valley band of Paiute Indians, the Las Vegas Valley Water District and Nevada Power Co.
11:10 a.m.
Internet casinos receive reprieve in House
WASHINGTON -- Cyber casino operators are gleeful after the House on Monday night failed to ban Internet gambling. The vote threw into question whether Congress will ever effectively regulate the online gaming industry.
11:09 a.m.
Risks to monorail investors outlined
In its report recommending the state issue tax-free bonds for a Las Vegas Strip monorail, the Department of Business and Industry outlines potential risks to investors.
11:08 a.m.
Conservation efforts to be led by Lake Mead boss
Ever since watching a naturalist campfire program at Yellowstone National Park at age 7, Alan O'Neill knew he wanted to devote his life to conservation.
11:07 a.m.
McDonald attends Housing meeting
When Las Vegas City Councilman Michael McDonald demanded to be appointed to the Housing Authority board, he told horror stories of senior citizens shaken down by criminals in their complexes.
11:07 a.m.
Judge to determine whether Flowers' suit goes to trial
Gennifer Flowers cannot "rewrite history," and her defamation lawsuit against former presidential aide George Stephanopoulos should be dismissed, an attorney said in federal court this morning.
11:07 a.m.
Man shoots, kills burglar
A 60-year-old man got into a shootout with an armed burglar in his southwest Las Vegas home this morning, killing the intruder while escaping injury, Metro Police said.
11:04 a.m.
McDonald ethics hearing nears
Las Vegas City Councilman Michael McDonald faces a state Ethics Commission hearing on Thursday to determine whether he should have disclosed conflicts prior to a 1999 vote granting Republic Silver State a lucrative trash contract.
11:03 a.m.
Green Party takes step toward Nevada ballot
Susan Morandi, deputy secretary for elections, said each county clerk or registrar now must verify the signatures. That process must be done by July 28.
11:02 a.m.
Edwards wants new trial based on Polozola's recusal
Polozola presided over a trial earlier this year in which Edwards, his son Stephen and three other men were convicted of trying to rig the state's riverboat casino licensing process.
11:01 a.m.
Study details Lake Mead muck
After more than a year looking at the depths of Lake Mead, scientists have discovered that sediment pouring down the Las Vegas Wash is contributing more muck than what's coming down the Colorado River.
11:00 a.m.
Governor nixes private meetings on monorail
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn says he won't hold individual meetings with proponents and opponents of a proposed $650 million monorail that connects some of the major casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.
11:00 a.m.
Edwards sentencing delayed for trial testimony
U.S. District Judge John Parker granted a motion filed last week by prosecutors to delay the sentencing. No new date was set.
11:00 a.m.
Local news briefs for July 18, 2000
The Air Force has brought charges against an officer who commanded a C-130E cargo plane during an aborted landing in Kuwait last year in which three U.S. servicemen, including a Nellis Air Force Base officer, ...
10:59 a.m.
Court keeps up with load
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court says it is keeping ahead of the curve by turning out more decisions than the appeals being filed.
10:59 a.m.
Downtown building gets a name as ground is broken
Even before the first construction vehicles started pushing dirt around a fenced lot at Fourth Street and Lewis Avenue today, the site was given a name befitting not just its location but its promise.
10:59 a.m.
State cites 2 businesses for illegal video poker payouts
State officials, using undercover agents who allegedly collected payouts, cited Rick's Pub in Hurricane, Putnam County, and Schultzie's in South Charleston.
10:58 a.m.
Motions to be argued in Gennifer Flowers defamation lawsuit
Flowers, President Clinton's former paramour and a Las Vegas resident, filed a lawsuit in November against George Stephanopoulos and James Carville. She later added the first lady to the lawsuit.
10:57 a.m.
Full House president resigns, firm cooperates with SEC
Asked whether Giuffria's resignation was tied to a pending Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of Giuffria, Full House General Counsel Mary Brennan said, "Not to my knowledge."
10:56 a.m.
Conditions help fire crews north of Ely
Suppression costs are estimated at $1.2 million.
10:56 a.m.
Fired gaming execs collect generous severance
WEST GREENWICH, R.I. -- Ousting top executives has proven expensive for lottery giant GTECH Holdings Corp.
10:56 a.m.
Red Rock Canyon burros to be moved
The protected animals often beg for handouts from tourists stopped alongside the road. But those friendly instincts have led four burros to their deaths on state Route 159 within the past month. No people were ...
10:55 a.m.
Gibbons chides House for failure to limit Internet gambling
The bill was rejected with 245 votes for and 159 against, 25 short of the 270 votes necessary. House leaders brought it to the floor under rules prohibiting amendments, limiting debate to 40 minutes and ...
10:54 a.m.
Indiana appellate court rules landowners, others can't challenge riverboat law
Walter Schulz of New Albany, Earl Becker and Jack Phillips of Harrison County had claimed in their October 1996 lawsuit that their property would be damaged by the traffic, noise and other effects of a ...
10:51 a.m.
Two riverboat applicants may merge
Isle of Capri is one of the other three applicants for that license.
10:51 a.m.
Senate panel increases funding for alternative energy sources
Reid praised Energy Secretary Bill Richardson at that time for launching January's Geopowering the West initiative with $4.8 million in research grants for developing the power source in California, Nevada, Utah, Texas and North Dakota.
10:50 a.m.
State hopes to develop plan to protect resources
Nevada's population has doubled since 1986 to just under 2 million people competing for scarce resources.
10:50 a.m.
Children left unattended 37 times in 14 months
It does not appear that any of the children suffered serious injury, the newspaper reported Tuesday. In one case, an infant had to be revived with oxygen, it said.
10:50 a.m.
Big gambling ship to make trips from Texas coast
Company officials hope the 1,200-passenger ship will be ready for twice-daily voyages into international waters by mid-September.
10:49 a.m.
NACCP wants to know impact of casinos on black community
"You start talking Biloxi, Gulfport, Las Vegas, then you are talking about casinos," he said Monday. "You are talking gaming and the impact on the African-American community. Studies show over and over again that the ...
10:48 a.m.
Chancellor takes up question of CCSN computers
Jane Nichols, interim chancellor of the University and Community College System of Nevada, arrived early this morning in Las Vegas to address allegations of the improper disposal of Community College of Southern Nevada computers.
10:47 a.m.
Feds look into complaints about child support
CARSON CITY -- A federal auditor has started his examination into complaints that the state Welfare Division has misused and delayed child support payments that come from federal tax refund checks.
10:46 a.m.
Full House to push Hard Rock casino, hotel property in Biloxi
Giuffria said he is pursuing venture capital and real estate development projects in northern California. He served as the company's CEO for about two years.
10:45 a.m.
Bryan makes annual run at chopping federal logging budget
"This was a disappointing, but not unexpected outcome," Bryan said. "The timber industry is simply trying to protect its cash cow - America's forests.
10:45 a.m.
Washington news briefs for July 18, 2000
The Senate today defeated an amendment introduced by Sen. Richard Bryan, D-Nev., that would have cut U.S. Forest Service subsidies to loggers by $30 million. The bill failed 45-54.
10:34 a.m.
Big Time Basketball Tournament results
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10:33 a.m.
States say verdict won't affect anti-smoking settlement
MIAMI -- In the aftermath of the record $145 billion award against five tobacco companies, state officials across the country believe the verdict will not affect money they are counting on from a national settlement ...
10:33 a.m.
Wells Fargo's second-quarter profit rises by 12 percent
Wells Fargo & Co., the second-largest bank in Nevada, today reported a 12 percent increase in its second-quarter profit as the bank's push to sell more products to its customers continued to pay off.
10:32 a.m.
Rite Aid to sell PCS subsidiary
CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Rite Aid Corp. plans to sell its PCS Health System Inc. subsidiary to a Texas health-services company for $1 billion, a move cheered by some analysts as key to reducing the ...
10:32 a.m.
Big Time Basketball Tournament schedule
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10:31 a.m.
PCL Box: Stars 8, River Cats 4
E--Ortiz. LOB--Sacramento 9, Las Vegas 8. 2B--Ardoin, Radmanovich, LaRocca, Curl. HR--Newhan (4), Darr (7), Williams (6). SF--Porter. SB--Porter 2, Velandia.
10:29 a.m.
Allen traded to Tigers
Dusty Allen returned to his Palace Station hotel room late Monday morning to find the message light flashing on his phone.
10:27 a.m.
Silver Bandits welcome Hollins as coach
Two men who have never seen an International Basketball League game may ultimately be responsible for the success or failure of its Las Vegas franchise.
10:15 a.m.
Citizens First makes November ballot
CARSON CITY -- Ross Perot's former Reform Party, now called Citizens First, has qualified for the November election ballot, the secretary of state's office said Monday.
10:15 a.m.
Lawyer wants judges ousted
A Las Vegas attorney suing the State Bar of Nevada to halt a public relations campaign wants all of the federal judges in Nevada to disqualify themselves from hearing his case.
10:15 a.m.
Ensign holds donation lead
Former Rep. John Ensign, the leading Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Nevada, came out of June with nearly twice as much cash on hand as chief Democratic rival Ed Bernstein.
10:15 a.m.
Expert sees no simple solutions to school violence
Denying the risk of school violence will not make it go away, said Joe Schallmoser, security supervisor over Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo.
10:14 a.m.
Doffing anniversary
Frank became of one of the first members of the Clark County Fire Department. He rose through the ranks to the position of captain and battalion chief and retired after 25 years of service.
9:59 a.m.
Werbrich anniversary
Ray has retired from gambling, is a U.S. World War II submarine veteran and an editor of a newsletter. Dottie is a stay-at-home mom and served 10 years as secretary and treasurer of the Submarine ...
9:58 a.m.
Community news briefs for July 18, 2000
The Professional Black Women's Alliance on Sunday honored women who have achieved in all areas of life during the 15th Annual Rose Awards at the Alexis Park Resort.
9:58 a.m.
$894,000 in grants to be awarded
Henderson officials are preparing to distribute $894,000 in federal grant money to area government and charitable agencies.
9:55 a.m.
Developer would help with fire services
The North Las Vegas City Council appears ready to grant approval of a 54-acre development in the city's northwest area as long as a fire station is included.
9:54 a.m.
Obituaries for July 18, 2000
Frank Boyd, 76, of Las Vegas died Saturday Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Nowata, Okla. A resident for 38 years, he was a retired Navy veteran.
9:51 a.m.
Champion of worker safety, Evans dies at 50
Following the 1988 chemical explosion at the PEPCON plant that killed two and injured 300, longtime Henderson resident and labor leader Danny Evans was named to a governor's panel to investigate the incident.
9:50 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Clearing the way?
It beats the Pony Express.
9:44 a.m.
Letter: Pigeon cruelty is unnecessary
This plan just hit the Los Angeles newspapers and also the Chicago Tribune, and my friends and relatives have my phone ringing off the hook. They are shocked and appalled and once again are asking ...
9:42 a.m.
Letter: Deregulation is not working
I've always been pretty happy with the price and quality of service I received from Nevada Power Co. But since the PUC and some of the big casinos pushed to deregulate the industry, it seems ...
9:42 a.m.
Letter: Wynn destroying one of Las Vegas' finest properties
I am one of those who does not agree that bigger is better. It's a pleasure to say, "meet me in the casino" and actually be able to find your friends in the casino.
9:41 a.m.
NBA players 'give back' as sponsors
High school basketball player John Allen used to be pleasantly surprised when he saw Tim Thomas of the Milwaukee Bucks lounging in the stands next to one of his NBA buddies during an Amateur Athletic ...
9:40 a.m.
Rebels get a closer look at prospects
Jermaine Harper was hoping to stick around Las Vegas a little longer this week. But that's OK, because maybe he will be coming back for an extended stay.
9:39 a.m.
Referees fine-tune their skills at camp
NBA dreams are in the air at this week's adidas Big Time Tournament, and it turns out those visions of basketball greatness are not restricted to the hordes of prep players in town for the ...
9:39 a.m.
Editorial: Patients' ire raised by billing
As is frequently the case with managed care, getting to the bottom of the issue can be difficult. But as the Sun's Steve Kanigher reported recently in an in-depth story on the controversy, the primary ...
9:39 a.m.
Editorial: Art gallery deals are boost for city
Steve Wynn ushered in this mixture of casinos and fine art when he opened the Bellagio hotel-casino in 1998, displaying an impressive collection that included works by Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh. Wynn also plans ...
9:38 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Bandits change for the better
Better late than never.
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A Grand adventure in Canyon
A rim-to-rim hike in Grand Canyon National Park is 23 miles long, with elevation gains and losses of more than 10,000 feet.
9:34 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Wednesday's races at Hollywood Park
1st Race -- Dubyuh Dubyuh - Hustling bug boy Baze on Marquez trainee, fits well here, draws good post for 7-panel opener, Winyuh Winyuh? Spot Hammer Dent - Garcia for Garcia team, Matt rides for ...
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Hayes won't cop out at Mandalay
The Mandalay Bay Theatre, with no permanent production show in sight, seems content to host big-name acts for a night or two, then sit back and watch the ticket sales rise. That's not a bad ...
9:34 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:33 a.m.
For some students, learning doesn't stop for summer
Unflinching, the lanky 17-year-old resembled a guard at Buckingham Palace, only his position was as track supervisor at Scandia Family Fun Center, a miniature golf course with a race track, bumper boats, batting cage and ...
8:59 a.m.
Harrah's wins $21.7 million in June, riverboats take in $117 million
NEW ORLEANS - Gamblers lost nearly $1.6 billion in Louisiana's 13 riverboat casinos and the New Orleans casino in a year, while video poker players dropped $477.1 million.
3:30 a.m.
UNLV's NCAA hearing postponed until Sept.
UNLV's hearing, originally scheduled for Aug. 11-13 in Beaver Creek, Colo., has been pushed back -- at the NCAA's request -- to Sept. 22-24 in Dallas.
2:35 a.m.

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