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Archive for June 12, 2000

Valley's growth gives medical fund shot in the arm
Bedridden in a Clark County nursing home, a middle-aged woman has run up a $873,878 bill.
12:23 p.m.
Shooting today caps bloody weekend
A violent weekend ended this morning with a fourth slaying when a man was found shot to death on the sidewalk in the northwest part of Las Vegas.
11:53 a.m.
Philippine independence: Is the real story told in U.S.?
Today is the 102nd anniversary of Philippine independence from Spain and a day for many Filipinos to reflect once again upon how this subject is portrayed in American history books as opposed to their own ...
11:50 a.m.
Upcoming business events for June 12, 2000
Telecommunications -- Issues discussed by officials from Sprint, NEXTLINK and Cox Communications at breakfast meeting of the Southern Nevada chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Thursday. 708-7194.
11:48 a.m.
Local news briefs for June 12, 2000
The Buck Springs fire that destroyed 2,000 acres of pine and juniper forests in the Spring Mountains 45 miles northwest of Las Vegas was declared contained by 6 p.m. Friday night by fire officials.
11:42 a.m.
State Supreme Court rules in favor of fired administrator
CARSON CITY -- After two setbacks, Georgia Nunez is going to get her day in court on her lawsuit against the city of North Las Vegas for wrongful termination as administrator of the Municipal Court ...
11:42 a.m.
Obituaries for June 12, 2000
Behnam J. Anton, 72, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospice. He was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Baghdad, Iraq. A resident for 12 years, he was a retired owner-operator of a retail ...
11:41 a.m.
New limb helps mom keep up with toddler
Jaci Phinney got married, went through her pregnancy and spent a year caring for her child while using crutches to compensate for the lack of one leg.
11:41 a.m.
Gaming board probes Malone flier controversy
A Station Casinos executive who was cleared Friday of extortion charges still faces a state investigation into whether he violated gaming codes in his attempt to deter a Clark County commissioner from running for re-election.
11:35 a.m.
11 percent of seniors failed math test
CARSON CITY -- About 1,700 Nevada seniors -- or 11 percent -- didn't receive regular diplomas this month because they failed the high school proficiency test in mathematics.
11:27 a.m.
Leg wound could link robbery, shootout
Henderson Police are trying to determine if a bullet wound in the leg of a suspected Bellagio hotel-casino robber occurred during a shootout in March that left two armored car guards dead.
11:21 a.m.
Families request death for killer of 4
David Mowen's long-held belief in the death penalty has never been tested, until now.
11:20 a.m.
New unit takes some heat off overworked firetrucks
With the prospect of a new fire station in the northwest part of North Las Vegas years away, the fire department is pursing other options to cover the growing area.
11:19 a.m.
Sun reporter wins another award for series
Grove, formerly the Sun's education reporter, spent a year visiting a fourth grade class at Helen Jydstrup Elementary School in southwest Las Vegas. The series offered a daily diary that touched on different issues experienced ...
11:19 a.m.
David Greenspun, Las Vegas television pioneer, dies at 86
David G. Greenspun, who helped bring the first television signals to the Las Vegas Valley in the 1950s by hiking to the top of Angel Peak with a 200-pound transmitter on his back, died Sunday. ...
11:19 a.m.
Top Democrat gives nod to Ensign in race
WASHINGTON -- The Senate's Democratic leader has conceded Republican John Ensign is the favorite to win his Senate race with Democratic opponent Ed Bernstein.
11:17 a.m.
Companies starting to ship Nevada-style slots to California
Newly legal Las Vegas-style slot machines have started arriving at California Indian casinos.
11:01 a.m.
LV grocery operator in Internet deal
Smith's parent, Kroger Co., signed an agreement with Priceline WebHouse Club, a division of online company priceline.com. Under the agreement, consumers who buy groceries online from a Kroger-owned store can choose two or more national ...
11:00 a.m.
Women's entrepreneur office opens in Henderson
The Nevada Women's Business Resource and Assistance Center is co-sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is associated with the Nevada Small Business Development Center and the Southern Nevada Certified Development Corp.
11:00 a.m.
Equinox receiver seeks shield from suits
The court-appointed receiver for Las Vegas-based Equinox International Corp. has asked a federal judge to approve a $2 million loan and shield it from lawsuits against the company, which was shut down as an illegal ...
10:59 a.m.
Las Vegas unions issue 'Black Book' of enemies
Labor unions and a religious group launched a week-long series of organizing events today by issuing a "Black Book" of their top enemies in Las Vegas.
10:59 a.m.
NHP, CHP launch joint program aimed at making I-80 safer
Under their so-called GATE 17 program, the agencies will coordinate Sunday traffic enforcement operations on a busy 100-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Reno and the Auburn, Calif., area.
10:58 a.m.
Analysts say merger will reduce competition for high-end players
Analysts say MGM will now have the corner on the market, with the most high-end facilities, led by the mansion at MGM Grand and the villas at Bellagio.
10:57 a.m.
Opinions vary on scope of transportation problem
The agency announced last week it would divert trucks carrying low-level nuclear waste to the Nevada Test Site away from Hoover Dam and the Las Vegas Valley.
10:56 a.m.
Proposed dam has fish fanciers fretting
They say the plan doesn't leave enough water in the river immediately downstream for fish and insects to survive.
10:56 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Day helps steal show at Belmont Stakes
On Saturday at Belmont Park, poetic justice was served on a hot, sticky afternoon in Elmont, N.Y.
10:33 a.m.
Weiland wins SNGA tourney
Weiland's final round 74 Sunday at Laughlin's Mojave Resort Country Club put him two strokes ahead of Russell Nygard and Kelly Knievel, whose two-day scores totaled 149. Nygard carded a 69 and 80 while Knievel ...
10:31 a.m.
Museum reopens in Genoa
The building houses a courtroom, jail and numerous other exhibits in what local residents claim is Nevada's oldest town.
10:23 a.m.
'Little Las Vegas' outside Cincinnati seeks new image
NEWPORT, Ky. -- Loudspeakers blaring race results, blackjack dealers and nude dancers gyrating to the throbbing beat of strip joint music were once common sights and sounds in this city across the Ohio River from ...
10:18 a.m.
Newspapers: Betting ban may not stop publication of point spreads
WASHINGTON -- A newspaper industry group says a proposal in Congress to ban betting on college sports probably would not prompt newspapers to stop publishing point spreads for coming games.
10:18 a.m.
Casino operators renew deal for air service to Gulf Coast
Tom Brosig, president of the Mid-South Region for Park Place, said the casinos will be partners in the deal with Casino Airlink. Casino Airlink is a Tampa, Fla.-based tour operator and charter service that has ...
10:17 a.m.
Correction for June 9, 2000
Correction for June 9, 2000
10:03 a.m.
Editorial: Patient reforms so close
The Senate Republican leadership, meanwhile, is accusing Democrats of grandstanding by calling for last week's vote while members of the House and Senate were trying to reach a compromise. While Senate Republicans have made a ...
10:00 a.m.
Letter: Don't trash Silver State
Letter: Don't trash Silver State
10:00 a.m.
Letter: Blame nuke bill on Democrats
JIM WILLIAMS Pahrump
10:00 a.m.
PCL Box: Stars 12, Sidewinders 1
E--Sell, Beltre, Newhan. DP--Las Vegas 2. LOB--Tucson 5, Las Vegas 10. 2B--Gann, Vitiello, Roskos, LaRocca 3, Nicholson 2. 3B--Conti. HR--Newhan (3).
9:59 a.m.
Five UNLV professors honored for excellence in teaching, scholarship
Associate professor of psychology Christopher Kearney and professor of music Carol Kimball each received the Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award, which carries with it a $5,000 cash award.
9:58 a.m.
Copenhagen Cup rodeo results
BAREBACK RIDING: 1. Mark Garrett (Nisland, S.D.), 85.5 points on Korkow Rodeos Confused Sheep, $6,750; 2. Mark Gomes (Nickerson, Kan.), 82, $4,500. Copenhagen Cup Finale Champion: Mark Garrett (Nisland, S.D.), $21,750.
9:57 a.m.
Ricketts cashes on Zero Tour
MESQUITE -- It was hard to tell what made Brian Ricketts happier -- beating 60 other players in the season-ending Zero Golf Tour Championship to earn his first victory of the year, or taking home ...
9:56 a.m.
Stars' Darr hopes to avoid suspension after altercation
Mike Darr will report to Cashman Field tonight with the assumption he'll be in his customary No. 2 spot in the batting order and starting in center field for the Las Vegas Stars.
9:55 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Cubs should trade Sosa to New York
Three or four weeks ago the New York Yankees had a scout trailing the Chicago Cubs.
9:54 a.m.
Site of skate park divides council
Oh, the trials and tribulations of skate park construction.
9:53 a.m.
Claims against state top $1 million
CARSON CITY -- The state is preparing to pay out more than $1.1 million in claims because of the misconduct of its employees.
9:52 a.m.
Community news briefs for June 12, 2000
The Stop Hate Crime Conference is being sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday at the County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.
9:52 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: Appearance a sign of the times
Whether parting a sea of 300,000 hippies at Altamont Raceway during a free Rolling Stones concert, or striding into a cramped motorcycle shop teeming with dozens of bikers, no one cuts a swath like the ...
9:45 a.m.
Las Vegas jockeys for Broadway shows
While cities such as Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco are frequently visited by touring Broadway shows, Las Vegas sits alone -- all prettied up for the party with no takers.
9:44 a.m.
TV sports/Radio for June 14-17
TV sports/Radio for June 14-17
4:49 a.m.
Smoke brings down US Airways plane
Airline officials arranged for another US Airways plane to take the passengers to Philadelphia, but Flight 70 didn't take off until nearly six hours later, KOLO said.
3:17 a.m.
Elko public lands panel says Nevada should trade waste for land
Under their proposal, Nevada would receive patent to all federal land within its borders.
3:15 a.m.
53 apply for assistant police chief in Fallon
"The application is the defining moment because they have to chronologically list everything they've ever done," Brooks said
3:13 a.m.
Texas man big winner on Vicksburg slot machine - $9.8 million
Curt Follmer, Rainbow's general manager, said he could not release information about how long the Texan had played or how much money he had spent before the winning pull Saturday.
3:12 a.m.
Bird feeders blamed for bird deaths at Tahoe
The nonprofit South Lake Tahoe organization, which cares for sick and injured wildlife, accepted about 40 of the ailing birds. A few responded to treatment but most died, Millham said.
3:12 a.m.
Parents of murder victim join national campaign against gun deaths
"If my son's shoes could talk, they would tell the world to stop the violence," Juan Rangel told the Reno Gazette-Journal.
3:12 a.m.
Box score: Sidewinders 4, Stars 2
E-Serafini. DP-Las Vegas 1. LOB-Tucson 9, Las Vegas 2. 2B-Barajas. 3B-Gann. HR-Conti (5), Allen (12). CS-Klassen, Barajas.
3:03 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Trends, June 12, 2000
It seems we just got past the mind-bending experience of deciding what to get Mom for Mother's Day and now it's time to do likewise for dear old Dad for Father's Day (which, in case ...
2:15 a.m.
Residents warned of dangers from fire ants
Marching toward Las Vegas
1:52 a.m.

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