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Obituaries for July 27, 2000
Arthur H. Blake, 68, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born April 1, 1932, in Salem, Mass. A resident for 11 years, he was a retired firefighter, a World War ...
11:39 a.m.
Veteran Vegas firefighter Herrington dies at age 71
Kenneth Lee Herrington, a veteran firefighter who commanded the scenes of downtown Las Vegas blazes in the days before the hotels were required to have indoor sprinkler systems on the higher stories, has died. He ...
11:38 a.m.
Fired president sues tech firm
In a Clark County District Court lawsuit, Paul Henry, who was hired as the company's president in October 1999 and terminated in June, said he was assured by the company of having long-term employment, stock ...
11:37 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE cash flow improves as Mirage acquisition takes hold
MGM MIRAGE of Las Vegas, today reporting its first quarterly earnings since the historic purchase of Mirage Resorts Inc. by MGM Grand Inc. in May for $6.4 billion, said the Mirage properties helped increase its ...
11:33 a.m.
Garcia apologetic after racial slur
Black community leaders and human rights activists are alarmed over a racial slur made by Clark County School Superintendent Carlos Garcia during the taping of a radio interview.
11:28 a.m.
New attorney accuses lawyer of outside interest
Rick Tabish's new attorney, William Terry, as expected Wednesday challenged the loyalties of his client's former lawyer and a private investigator during the Ted Binion murder trial.
11:27 a.m.
Firefighters are gathering to protect local areas
Southern Nevada could be just a spark away from a devastating wildfire as heat continues to dry out vegetation and no rain is expected for at least another week.
11:27 a.m.
Longtime executive Boman dies
George M. Boman, a native Nevadan who long operated Clark County Wholesale and served as president of several civic organizations including what is now the local United Way, died July 20 in Las Vegas. He ...
11:24 a.m.
FERC postpones vote on proposed Sierra Pacific purchase of Portland General Electric
"Our contention is that's such a small amount of energy that it's really unlikely it would affect competition or prices," said Sierra Pacific spokeswoman Faye Andersen.
11:24 a.m.
FBI says heroin in mob plot to kill Binion
The reputed mob associates who killed underworld figure Herbie Blitzstein in 1997 once plotted to kill gaming executive Ted Binion with a heroin overdose, a newly disclosed FBI report says.
11:23 a.m.
Foreman defends jury actions
The jury foreman in the Ted Binion murder case defended his panel Wednesday against allegations of misconduct raised by defense lawyers.
11:23 a.m.
Grocer offers Arco discounts
Under a program launched in March in Bakersfield, Calif., buyers of some 700 selected grocery items at Albertson's will be given a voucher for use at Arco. The vouchers are good for discounts ranging from ...
11:22 a.m.
Owner reports higher profit
Reflecting mergers and the booming economies in the Western states where it operates, Zions said operating cash earnings for the quarter were $68.4 million, up 15.4 percent from the prior-year-quarter.
11:22 a.m.
Immunity sought for testimony about alleged school cheating
Immunity should be granted to teachers and other witnesses who testify about alleged test cheating in the Clark County School District, State Assemblyman Wendell Williams, D-Las Vegas, said Wednesday.
11:20 a.m.
L.A.-Vegas Amtrak service delayed
Amtrak's high-speed passenger train service between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, scheduled to start rolling in September, has been sidetracked and is now on hold for an indefinite period of time.
11:20 a.m.
Australian slot maker set to enter Nevada market
The announcement signals the Sydney-based company is on target to receive a license to sell slots in Nevada, the largest market in the United States.
11:17 a.m.
Analyst downgrades Tropicana operator
Curtis cut the Tropicana operator's rating from "buy" to "long-term attractive." Curtis had set a $16 price target for the stock, a price level the company reached in April after a 166 percent increase since ...
11:17 a.m.
Wine sommelier leaves Rio
Larvin's resignation, which occurred three weeks ago, was confirmed by a Rio spokeswoman, though she said she could not comment on the reasons for Larvin's departure. Larvin said the parting was cordial.
11:16 a.m.
Missouri investigators to question Station executives next week
Eight executives at Station Casinos Inc. were ordered to meet with investigators of the Missouri Gaming Commission next week to discuss bonus payments made to the Las Vegas company's former Missouri counsel.
11:16 a.m.
Rudin's new attorney wants gag order placed on confidant
Margaret Rudin's new attorney is asking for a gag order to be placed on one of her confidants because he believes the man is using her for his own personal gain.
11:16 a.m.
Navajo casino planned
TO'HAJIILEE, N.M. -- The Navajo Nation Council has agreed to casino-style gambling for the Canoncito Band of Navajos west of Albuquerque.
11:15 a.m.
Police probe California date-rape suspect's activities in Las Vegas
An heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune accused of sexually assaulting women in California is suspected of also attacking women in Las Vegas, authorities said.
11:15 a.m.
Hard Rock loss narrows
The quarterly loss in the most recent quarter came after the payment of $819,000 in preferred stock dividends.
11:14 a.m.
Subsidiary will provide financial services over the Internet
Vestinet will contract, affiliate and acquire Internet or affiliated companies with an emphasis on financial services.
11:11 a.m.
Profit plunges at office machine giant
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Second-quarter earnings at Xerox Corp. fell 68 percent due to a charge for accounting irregularities in its Mexico subsidiary and a decline in revenues for certain products.
11:10 a.m.
Johnson case puts spotlight on death penalty
Donte Johnson's death sentence handed down Wednesday by a panel of three judges could become the next case to challenge how Nevada doles out the most severe penalty.
11:10 a.m.
Local news briefs for July 27, 2000
A former UNLV student has filed a negligence lawsuit against the university and an assistant men's basketball coach claiming his car was wrecked because of them.
11:09 a.m.
Census official denies problems
A U.S. Census Bureau official denied Wednesday allegations of fraud or other problems with the recently completed count in Las Vegas.
11:09 a.m.
Orchid House to close as college reclaims greenhouse
Bob Vitto's days in paradise are coming to an end.
11:08 a.m.
School Board widening focus on district matters
In what some are calling a giant leap of faith, the Clark County School Board has adopted a new way of governing itself and the district's affairs.
11:08 a.m.
Republic Services profit up, buyback set
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Republic Services Inc., the trash hauler led by billionaire Wayne Huizenga, said it will buy back as much as $50 million in common stock after the shares dropped 19 percent in ...
10:59 a.m.
Biggest Nevada bank buying back shares
The buyback, which will take place over the next 18 to 24 months, represents about 6 percent of Bank of America's stock outstanding. Companies use buybacks to increase earnings per share by reducing shares outstanding.
10:58 a.m.
Loss increases for Vegas tech firm
The Las Vegas-based business-to-business online company reported a net loss, excluding charges for stock-based compensation, of $7.1 million or 22 cents per share for the period ended June 30.
10:58 a.m.
Internet seller's stock falls
SEATTLE -- Shares of Amazon.com fell nearly 13 percent this morning following a mixed second-quarter earnings report.
10:57 a.m.
Boulder City touted as energy center site
A resolution approved today by a coalition of scientists and academics supporting the creation of a renewable energy demonstration center near Boulder City may help Nevada attract clean power providers.
10:57 a.m.
Agency going visual to find 'deadbeat dads'
CARSON CITY -- The state Welfare Division is distributing a new "wanted" poster with the pictures of eight men who have skipped out on paying their child support and owe thousands of dollars to their ...
10:55 a.m.
Group returning computers to CCSN
Administrators from the Community College of Southern Nevada will retrieve three computers and a printer this afternoon from the Las Vegas branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
10:55 a.m.
Nevada's share of water is discussed
Officials had estimated that the state would be using its full share of the Colorado River water by 2007. Las Vegas depends on the river for its water supply.
10:54 a.m.
Anti-tobacco caravan targets teenagers
CARSON CITY -- An anti-tobacco caravan on a nationwide tour and led by teenagers will be in Las Vegas Friday and Saturday to spread the message to get youngsters to stop smoking.
10:54 a.m.
Warren County landowner asks judge to order regulators to act against casinos
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Hinds County Circuit Court, Pennebaker asked the court to require the commission to act.
10:54 a.m.
Lawrence moves forward with talks for casino
"The town board is definitely supporting it," said Chairman Thomas Perock.
10:53 a.m.
Industry pulls voter petition
The industry's petition would have allowed billboards in commercial and industrial areas. Under existing ordinances, they are only allowed in industrial zones.
10:50 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: A long reach for peace
Anybody being surprised by the inability of Israel and the Palestinians to agree on who controls Jerusalem has been out of touch with reality. The problems presented to both sides by history were recently described ...
10:29 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: Bad luck plagues Stars
Whoever came up with the old sports axiom that it's sometimes better to be lucky than good could very well have had the Las Vegas Stars in mind.
10:24 a.m.
Srichaphan falls to Ferreira
LOS ANGELES -- The player with arguably the toughest name to pronounce in men's tennis lost in the second round of the tournament Wednesday.
10:23 a.m.
CCSN making strides toward building athletic program
After a wildly successful first year, the Community College of Southern Nevada's burgeoning athletic program heads into year two with even bigger plans.
10:23 a.m.
'Bad word' sends Rios packing from event
LOS ANGELES -- Dropping the expletive that begins with "F" wasn't what got Marcelo Rios kicked out of the Mercedes-Benz Cup Wednesday night.
10:19 a.m.
Marshals move prisoners over housing fees dispute
The U.S. Marshals Service has removed its prisoners from the Clark County Detention Center because of a yearlong dispute over housing fees that county officials claim have left the county $90,000 in the hole.
10:03 a.m.
Environmental group calls for land-trade reform
The Seattle-based Western Land Exchange Project, an environmental organization that tracks federal land swaps throughout the West, sent a letter to presidential candidates today asking them to reform the entire process.
10:02 a.m.
Decision made to tear down historic Whitehead Mansion
The 1929 Whitehead Mansion, built when Las Vegas was a small, dusty Western town about to go boom while the rest of the country went bust, will be torn down on Friday.
10:02 a.m.
Pay-per-who?
If the subject is the boxing career of Roy Jones, a common complaint inevitably surfaces and it pertains to his lack of stellar competition at 175 pounds.
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Crayton withdraws from Orleans fight
Miffed that his man took a fight without his approval and worried that his head isn't in the right place, trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad convinced James Crayton to withdraw from his scheduled main event Friday ...
9:48 a.m.
Stars squander lead against Salt Lake
The Las Vegas Stars designated hitter, who grew up in the Salt Lake City area and had about 50 friends and family in the stands, homered, singled twice and drove in two runs, staking the ...
9:47 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 4 p.m.
9:40 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's card at Del Mar
1st Race -- Gallant Venture - Pincay aboard Carava trainee, well placed here, needs good spot to first turn in mile opener. Aly Babe - Draws good inside post for the quick first turn in ...
9:39 a.m.
Horseshoe Gaming contesting Gaming Board's rejection of Empress Casino license
Horseshoe Gaming is asking for a hearing before an administrative law judge to argue for a license.
9:39 a.m.
Judge dismisses South Carolina gambling suit
"This is another victory in the effort to run video gambling completely out of South Carolina for good," said Attorney General Charlie Condon.
9:38 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Clark High graduate secures academic honor
Scholarship recipients were chosen by evaluation of the applicants' academic performance, leadership skills, participation in school and community activities and financial need. This was the first year the scholarship has been offered.
9:36 a.m.
Move over Darva, Fox now looking for sexiest bachelor in America
It was Fox that broadcast the much-maligned "Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire" show that rocketed Conger and Rockwell to 15 minutes of fame.
9:35 a.m.
Nellis helicopter crew aids biker
A Nellis Air Force Base helicopter aircrew diverted from a routine training mission earlier this month to help a motorcyclist who had run off a road and crashed near Lake Mead.
9:33 a.m.
Community news briefs for July 27, 2000
A free Internet class is being offered 6 p.m. Wednesday at the North Las Vegas Library, 2300 Civic Center Drive.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Critical look at ethical concerns
Ethics: a system of moral standards and values.
9:31 a.m.
Letter: Work, stress go hand-in-hand
People who find they can't adjust their relationship with fellow workers or the public has only themselves to blame. The "free ride" for compensation is over!
9:28 a.m.
Letter: Column on death tax disputed
We both were "working Americans" and would choose never to get benefits from the likes of Greenspun. We would much prefer to allow our children to benefit from our hard work.
9:28 a.m.
Letter: Property takeovers are different
In the Pappas case the city took her land without her consent -- wrongfully say the courts -- to turn it over to private business. Pappas did not have a choice. It could be said, ...
9:27 a.m.
Editorial: Nursing homes, hospitals get relief
Nevada has seen its share of financially struggling nursing homes. More than one-third of the 4,904 certified nursing home beds in Nevada are owned by two companies that are in bankruptcy. If nursing homes are ...
9:27 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Free shows are still a boost to hotel business
Producer Dick Feeney introduced a fresh concept in 1992 when he created "Viva Las Vegas," a revue-type format with three comedians, a woman singer and a line of female dancers for the Sands' Copa Room ...
9:26 a.m.
Editorial: Census charges off base
Miller should have checked his facts before including Las Vegas in his laundry list of offices that he says "exhibit disturbing characteristics." To begin with, state and local officials in Nevada -- including top Republicans ...
9:24 a.m.
Maternity clothes are becoming more fashionable
The world of fashion has answered the frustrated sighs of the more than 4 million women nationwide who become pregnant each year who want to look and feel good while their bellies bulge.
9:24 a.m.
Liberace Museum undergoing $1 million renovation
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays; 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Sundays.
9:21 a.m.
PCL Box: Buzz 12, Stars 11
E--Darr, Milliard, Rivas. DP--Las Vegas 2. LOB--Las Vegas 8, Salt Lake 7. 2B--Radmanovich, Barnes. 3B--Curl, Milliard. HR--Tebbs (2), Mientkiewicz (12), Pierzynski (1). SF--Darr. SB--Radmanovich, Hunter, Rivas.
9:14 a.m.
American Legion tournament
Monday's Results
9:12 a.m.
Fight schedule
Tonight
9:11 a.m.
Simmons brothers working together inside and out
CICERO, Ill. - Putting aside his driving helmet hasn't been easy for Chris Simmons.
8:58 a.m.
Auto racing schedule, winners and points standings
Feb. 20 - Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Dale Jarrett)
8:57 a.m.
Cashman Cadillac sells two LV dealerships to national chain
Cashman Cadillac, 2711 E. Sahara Ave., and Cadillac West, 5185 W. Sahara Ave., both owned by President Tim Cashman, are being sold to Charlotte, N.C.-based Sonic.
5:06 a.m.

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