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Archive for July 28, 2000

Macpherson wins tournament
Henderson resident Wendy Macpherson captured the Professional Women's Bowling Association Southern Virginia Open Thursday night in Danville, Va. Macpherson defeated Linda Kelly of Dayton, Ohio 215-195 in a preliminary round, then beat Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of ...
11:37 a.m.
Up to 8 UNLV football games set to be televised
UNLV's football team could appear on television as many as eight times this season thanks in part to a new five-year contract the school has signed with ESPN Regional Television.
11:37 a.m.
Senators: Plan proves Bush is for nuke dump
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's Democratic senators have jumped on what they see as the first bit of concrete evidence that George W. Bush, if elected, would establish an interim nuclear waste site at Yucca Mountain.
11:18 a.m.
Station, Greenspuns to invest in Maloof family's new casino resort
Just days after selling his family's Fiesta hotel-casino to Station Casinos Inc., Fiesta President George Maloof said he has struck a deal to bring Station into the family's long-awaited resort project near the Las Vegas ...
11:17 a.m.
Family of murder victim find relief in man's arrest
A little more than two years ago Ron Cornell stood in the street screaming a promise to his 16-year-old son, who was lying shot to death 50 feet away on the pavement.
11:17 a.m.
Red Rock horses, burros face roundup
Federal officials are rounding up 80 of Red Rock Canyon's wild horses and burros this weekend because the animals are facing dangers both natural and man-made.
11:16 a.m.
Passengers describe quick exit from National's jet
Las Vegas magician Aaron Olson wished he could have made himself disappear from a Boeing 757 at John F. Kennedy Airport.
11:16 a.m.
Standoff ends peacefully
NEW YORK -- A gunman emerged peacefully from an empty Boeing 757 early this morning, ending a five-hour standoff that initially terrified passengers at John F. Kennedy Airport but ended without injuries.
11:15 a.m.
Gibbons comes down hard on Garcia remark
Congressman Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., is joining the long list of critics who are upset about a racial remark used by Clark County School Superintendent Carlos Garcia during a radio broadcast.
11:15 a.m.
Obituaries for July 28, 2000
Mattie Carol Artiaga, 64, of Las Vegas died July 16 in Newark, N.J. She was born Dec. 24, 1935, in Newark. A resident for 20 years, she was a retired employee from Caesars Palace.
11:14 a.m.
Recent Las Vegas bankruptcies
Capitalist Investments Inc., Riverside, Calif., filed for Chapter 11, listing assets of $652,000 and liabilities of $494,327.
11:14 a.m.
B of A slashing 10,000 jobs -- effect on Nevada unknown
The cuts, about 7 percent of the Charlotte-based bank's 150,000-person work force, will focus on middle- and upper-level management as well as jobs made unnecessary by improvements in efficiency, the bank said today.
11:13 a.m.
United-US Airways merger draws opposition
Neither the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) nor Congress can block or veto the merger, but both actions suggest that United may not be able to close the deal, announced in May, as quickly as ...
11:13 a.m.
Couple pleads guilty
A Las Vegas couple accused of selling their children into sexual servitude over a six-year period entered a deal with prosecutors this morning.
11:12 a.m.
Whispering Timbers brings new hope to blighted area
West Las Vegas residents are hoping the third try brings the charm needed to breathe new life into an oft-plagued housing site.
11:12 a.m.
Park latest addition to downtown culture boom
Culture on Las Vegas Boulevard downtown?
11:11 a.m.
Western states water meeting begin in Washington
WASHINGTON -- Deputy Secretary of Interior David Hayes said Thursday's meeting with water officials from seven Western states, including two from Las Vegas, allowed the group to begin hammering out a deal to limit California's ...
11:11 a.m.
Power rate hikes 'unconstitutional'
CARSON CITY -- A negotiated settlement that will permit Nevada Power Co., to raise its rates every month "clearly violates" the 1999 state law that ordered an electric rate freeze for three years, a legislative ...
11:11 a.m.
Peterson to leave state's top education job
CARSON CITY -- Mary Peterson, who has served as state superintendent of public instruction since January 1995, announced today she would not seek reappointment when her term ends in December.
11:10 a.m.
Metro probes City Hall over tavern license
A criminal probe at Las Vegas City Hall has been launched by Metro Police to determine if any public officials broke the law by providing misleading information related to a controversial tavern license.
11:09 a.m.
Montoya back in championship picture
The spectacular race-ending duel between Juan Montoya and Michael Andretti last Sunday in the Michigan 500 may simply be a preview of the final nine races of the CART season.
10:56 a.m.
Schumacher posts fastest time in practice
Schumacher clocked the fastest lap on the 4.240-mile Hockenheimring in the dry one-hour morning session, driving around the circuit in one minute, 43.535 seconds.
10:51 a.m.
Resort open to alternative uses for MGM Grand Adventures
During a conference call Thursday with investors, MGM MIRAGE President Jim Murren said the park is "under review." The park has shrunk from 40 acres to 19 acres over the seven years the MGM Grand ...
10:50 a.m.
Aladdin to open Aug. 17 with Gaming Commission blessing
The $1.4 billion Aladdin hotel-casino received formal approval from Nevada gaming regulators Thursday, clearing the way for an Aug. 17 opening of the Strip's newest megaresort.
10:50 a.m.
Clinton signs bill to OK sale of Western land
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton signed a bill this week that authorizes the Bureau of Land Management to sell roughly 3.3 million acres in Western states, including nearly 900,000 in Nevada and 100,000 acres in Southern ...
10:43 a.m.
State officials confident of Guinn's plan to help seniors pay for drugs
CARSON CITY -- Despite a small response, state officials are confident that Gov. Kenny Guinn's program to help low-income seniors pay for their drugs will go forward.
10:42 a.m.
Local news briefs for July 28, 2000
Working off a tip, North Las Vegas Police arrested an 18-year-old man Thursday in connection with the July 7 shooting death of 19-year-old Derrick Mitchell.
10:38 a.m.
New suit alleges self-dealing by Interstate Mortgage president
More investors are suing insolvent Interstate Mortgage Group Inc. of Las Vegas and its president, David Ferradino, accusing them of self-dealing and illegal business practices that put their investments at risk.
10:37 a.m.
Court briefs for July 28, 2000
A murder charge was dismissed Thursday against a 17-year-old Las Vegan accused in the June slaying of a 25-year-old man.
10:36 a.m.
Sonic buys Las Vegas Cadillac dealerships
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.
10:36 a.m.
Revenue soars, profit falls for LV cable operator
The decrease was due in part to a one-time $908.5 million gain on investments reported in second quarter 1999 and an increase in interest expense in the quarter just ended. Per share earnings for the ...
10:35 a.m.
NLV hospital owner posts profit
Tenet, owner of Lake Mead Hospital in North Las Vegas, reported operating income of $160 million or 51 cents a share compared with $130 million or 42 cents in the year-ago quarter. Income rose despite ...
10:35 a.m.
America West cuts flights to improve performance
An America West Airlines initiative to improve reliability and customer service will result in additional Las Vegas employees and more counter space at McCarran International Airport, where America West is the city's second-busiest airline.
10:34 a.m.
City's plan for complex fizzling
Plans for Las Vegas to become a spring training site for major league baseball suffered a severe setback on Thursday when the Los Angeles Dodgers and city and county officials in Vero Beach, Fla., reached ...
10:30 a.m.
Stanford grad Goldstein to face upstart Gimelstob
LOS ANGELES -- At times, former Stanford player Paul Goldstein looked like a canary with one of its wings clipped off, hobbling around the court hoping for a miracle recovery.
10:30 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Exotic girls new focus in fight ads
The caller was the assignment editor for a well-known national magazine based in New York City.
10:29 a.m.
Gambill says he'll pass on chance to play in Olympics
LOS ANGELES -- When it comes to the Olympics, the patriot in Jan-Michael Gambill will be taking a back seat to the professional tennis player, if he is asked to represent the United States in ...
10:28 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Saturday at Del Mar
1st Race -- Angelis - Draws good post for sprint opener, Flores scales, should get a good trip to win from in this. Lewcie Can - Meza down from Northern California for seaside stand, needs ...
10:28 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 2 p.m.
10:25 a.m.
PCL Box: Buzz 9, Stars 5
Lopez pitched to four batters in the fifth. HBP--Blake (By Guzman). Time--2:56. Attendance--8,160. Umpires: HP--Samuels; 1B--Kelley; 3B--Jones.
10:20 a.m.
'Avon Lady' going high-tech
The "Avon Lady" is about to meet the Internet.
10:20 a.m.
Rawlinson begins her duties on appeals court
Rawlinson, 47, now serves on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a formal swearing-in ceremony Wednesday.
10:20 a.m.
Local group sets sights on Sydney
As a teenager, Mike Stern was too small to compete in track events such as the shot put, discus and javelin, so he ran the 100-yard dash and did the long jump.
10:19 a.m.
Panel to debate bond for a children's hospital
A six-member committee is expected to be appointed Tuesday to write arguments and rebuttals for a November ballot question on whether Clark County should authorize an $80 million bond issue for a children's hospital.
10:19 a.m.
Nevadans in Congress part of flurry of activity
WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress were busy this week on the floor and at press conferences, pushing legislation and making deals before they leave Washington today for a traditional August break -- and campaigning. Congress ...
10:18 a.m.
Utilities Commission set for latest power struggle
CARSON CITY -- The state Public Utilities Commission is going to ring up a big telephone bill in August and it may be due to continuing tension between the chairman and one member.
10:18 a.m.
Gators win wild one to advance
The frustrated look on Green Valley coach Ron Sufana's face said it all after Thursday night's American Legion Baseball District championship: A celebration simply wasn't in the cards.
9:45 a.m.
Slumping Stars fall to Salt Lake
John Barnes led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run to left-center off Las Vegas starter Rodrigo Lopez to ignite a six-run inning for the Buzz (64-41) who then went on ...
9:45 a.m.
Letter: Restructuring of taxes needed
On an interim basis, at least, a random tax increase for increase sake has been blunted.
9:30 a.m.
Letter: Reid's stand on snowmobile ban saluted
In January 1999 Bluewater Network, the leader of a coalition of more than 60 organizations, petitioned the National Park Service to prohibit recreational snowmobiling from the entire National Park System.
9:29 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Filling the second slot
THIS WEEK Gov. George W. Bush selected his vice presidential nominee. Soon Vice President Al Gore will pick his running mate. Then next month the Democratic and Republican convention delegates will jump to their feet ...
9:29 a.m.
Editorial: No excuse for use of N-word
During an interview with high school interns from radio station KCEP 88.1-FM, Garcia was asked about racism. The new superintendent started off by saying that bigotry was unacceptable. "I never see colors. To me, people ...
9:27 a.m.
Editorial: Conspiracy buffs are rejected twice
Attorney General Janet Reno appointed Danforth to head the independent probe after it was revealed last September that the FBI had in fact used potentially incendiary devices on the last day of its standoff with ...
9:27 a.m.
The Sun remembers 1953: Where I Stand -- Hank Greenspun: 'Sens. McCarran, Malone worthless'
I should like to be the first to congratulate the people of the State of Nevada. It now appears that we are about to win the title for the seventh consecutive year. If Nevada can ...
9:23 a.m.
Joe Delaney remembers 1953: Mills Brothers at the Thunderbird
They also got their blend using just one microphone, with no monitors. Arren and Broderick, "Opera In The Ruff," never played here again. The Kathryn Duffy Dansations and "singing emcee" Barney Rawlings made it a ...
9:21 a.m.
The Sun Remembers 1953: News of the day
Story: With medical reports on the condition of Josef Stalin running far behind actual events, speculation here was, "Is he dead?" Informed sources were speculating that the absolute ruler of 800 million people may already ...
9:20 a.m.
Shelf Life -- Scott Dickensheets: Mulling over interesting magazine offerings
Shelf Life: Is it the Tiger Woods of obscure book-punditry columns (dominating swing, textbook short game), or the Lance Armstrong of obscure book-punditry columns (implacable grit, looks good in Lycra)?
9:10 a.m.
Datebook
An old-fashioned barn dance, featuring the music of the Black Mountain String Band and guest caller Rissa Miller from Prescott, Ariz., will be from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. ...
9:09 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: 'Mom-and-pop' Lotus buckling under pressure
Will success spoil our much ballyhooed Thai restaurant Lotus of Siam? I've enjoyed many fine meals there, but ever since Lotus was discovered by Gourmet magazine the restaurant has been swamped.
9:07 a.m.
That's Life -- Steve Bornfeld: The Sun sets on That's Life
"Fate seemed to pull the strings, I turned, and you were gone; while from the darkened wings, the music box played on."
9:04 a.m.
Sound Check -- Geoff Carter: Setzer's 'Vavoom' lacks verve
"You'll dance to anything," snarls the Dead Milkmen's tongue-in-cheek "Instant Club Hit."
8:47 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: 'The Rat Pack is Back' is back
The folks at the Sahara entertainment department may have pledged their loyalties to yet-to-appear magician Steve Wyrick, but they've saved some room to allow "The Rat Pack is Back" back into the family.
8:46 a.m.
Smothers Brothers' act remains unique, pleasing
The Smothers Brothers, Tom and Dick, are celebrating their 42nd year in show business in their favorite Las Vegas home, the Orleans showroom, through Sunday. Survivors of the folk music revival of the mid-1950s, the ...
8:44 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Conway, Korman give new life to old routines
Fans of the long-running Carol Burnett CBS variety program are in for a special treat this weekend with two of her top regulars, Tim Conway and Harvey Korman, performing in "Together Again," tonight and Saturday ...
8:43 a.m.
Rating the ups and downs of Vegas' motion-simulator rides
It used to be that you had to ride an extremely tall, fast and twisty roller coaster -- or really tie one on -- to experience the thrills, chills and, ultimately, spills of motion sickness.
8:42 a.m.
Nontraditional medicine going mainstream
Public meetings
4:07 a.m.

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