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Archive for October 5, 2000

Eldorado gets nod to squeak past Chaparral
Mega-upsets by Foothill and Basic contributed to a 5-5 week, though things could have been worse had Cimarron and Clark not come through late. Look for a return to normalcy this week.
11:57 a.m.
Sun Statewide Prep Football Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Las Vegas Sun and the Sparks Tribune
11:52 a.m.
Teens may face charges in mascot theft
The kidnapping of Centennial High School's mascot, a 20-month-old bulldog named Blu, was probably meant to fire up the Mojave High School football team before a game with its division rival.
11:35 a.m.
Guinn stands by deregulation delay
Deregulation of the electric industry was supposed to help Nevada customers, from huge casinos to single-family homes, reap the benefits of a competitive electricity market.
11:16 a.m.
Plea bargaining policy under fire
A controversial policy of making plea deals with male prostitutes but not with females accused of soliciting for sex has put local prosecutors on the defense.
11:15 a.m.
Local news briefs for October 5, 2000
North Las Vegas Police are looking for two men who robbed a Nevada Power Co. office Wednesday night.
11:13 a.m.
Cox adding UPN television network to Vegas system
The UPN television network, whose broadcast lineup includes a popular "Star Trek" series and next year's kickoff of a new professional football league, will join Cox Communications Inc.'s Las Vegas cable system next month.
11:13 a.m.
Big Vegas carrier not awarding bonuses
Nearly 6,000 employees split $23 million in bonus pay in March, based on the carrier's profits last year. That averaged $3,853 per employee.
11:08 a.m.
State revokes contractor's license, refers case to D.A.
The board cited Cascade's failure to comply with laws governing contracts for the construction of residential pools and spas and to disclose to its customers financial conflicts of interest. It said Cascade contracted beyond the ...
11:08 a.m.
Democratic underdog makes it a race
"Nobody believed I had a chance," Ed Bernstein said.
11:07 a.m.
CCSN shows off center to train Vegas tech workers
On the day after Congress moved to increase the number of foreign high-tech workers allowed in the United States, the Community College of Southern Nevada showed off its own plan to produce skilled labor in ...
11:07 a.m.
Inline hockey tournament at Crystal Palace
Inline hockey tournament at Crystal Palace
11:07 a.m.
Department chairman tapped to become interim president
Crowley plans to return to teaching.
11:06 a.m.
Plague carriers found in mountains
Scientists have confirmed that four gray foxes and one coyote trapped in the Mount Charleston area this summer carried the bacteria that causes bubonic plague.
11:06 a.m.
Bandits defeated in France
Bandits defeated in France
11:06 a.m.
Letter: Mascot abuser needs some help
Why? "Animal cruelty ... is often committed by a person who feels powerless, unnoticed, and under the control of others. The motive may be to shock, threaten, intimidate, or to demonstrate rejection of society's rules" ...
11:05 a.m.
Berkley makes appeal for education
Clinton said Nevada Rep. Shelley Berkley's fast-growing Las Vegas district was a prime example of districts nationwide that need more federal money for new teachers, before- and after-school programs, new school construction and old school ...
11:05 a.m.
Plans unveiled for Henderson golf course
About 50 Henderson residents got a preview Wednesday night of the 18-hole municipal golf course that may soon fill the rocky expanse behind their homes in the Whitney Ranch area.
11:05 a.m.
Wednesday's prep results
11:05 a.m.
Prep girls golf standings
11:04 a.m.
Prep boys soccer standings
11:03 a.m.
Prep girls tennis standings
11:02 a.m.
Ambulance company licensed by two councils
A long and often bitter feud between two ambulance companies seemed just a distant memory Wednesday as two city councils granted Southwest Ambulance license to do business.
11:02 a.m.
Trial begins in 1992 slaying of four
Richard Powell was not the only one with a motive to kill Samantha Scotti, Deputy Special Public Defender Bret Whipple told jurors Wednesday.
11:02 a.m.
Prep boys tennis standings
11:01 a.m.
Prep girls volleyball standings
11:01 a.m.
Prep football standings
11:00 a.m.
Two suits seeking run-off dismissed
CARSON CITY -- Two suits have been dismissed by the Nevada Supreme Court that sought to force Sen. Joe Neal, D-North Las Vegas, into a run-off election in November.
10:58 a.m.
School contractor probed
Metro Police are conducting an investigation of criminal allegations against Jetstream Construction, a drywall-installation company barred from Clark County school projects by a School Board vote Sept. 13.
10:56 a.m.
Guinn near drug-benefit deal to help uninsured seniors
Gov. Kenny Guinn's administration is expected to sign a contract in the next few days that would provide prescription drug benefits for uninsured seniors earning annual incomes of up to $21,000.
10:56 a.m.
Catching up with: Jessica Wirth
High School: Durango ('97)
10:50 a.m.
Sun Athletes of the Week
Male Athlete of the Week: ALEX DEVAUGHN
10:49 a.m.
Two hometown heroes honored
Roy Thomas, a former Navy paramedic, received the city's Medal of Honor for stepping in to assist off-duty Las Vegas Fire Department Capt. Nathan Pechacek when he was critically injured Sept. 17 in a vehicle ...
10:46 a.m.
Roski will cater to middle income gamblers at LV Hilton
CARSON CITY -- Edward P. Roski Jr., who is buying the Las Vegas Hilton for more than $300 million, wants to attract middle-income gamblers and let Caesars Palace, Bellagio and the MGM Grand cater to ...
10:46 a.m.
Obituaries for October 5, 2000
Versie Lee Adkison, 78, of Ozark, Mo., died Sunday in an Ozark nursing home. She was born July 8, 1922, in Darlington, Fla. A former Las Vegas resident, she was a homemaker.
10:45 a.m.
Buyers of Continental casino receive approval to take over slot route
Jackpot Enterprises Inc. of Las Vegas, which is being renamed J Net Enterprises Inc. pending shareholder approval, announced a profit for its fiscal year ended June 30 of $6.6 million or 75 cents per share ...
10:44 a.m.
Video gambling revenue estimates all over the map
CONCORD, N.H. -- Legalizing video gambling to help pay for schools would be a gamble in terms of revenue, a draft study says.
10:41 a.m.
Lottery supporters fatten coffers for campaign
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Lottery supporters have pumped more than $250,000 more into the effort during recent weeks.
10:41 a.m.
Community news briefs for October 5, 2000
The city of Las Vegas is offering grants of up to $1,000 to youths 11 to 18 years old who create original projects for their neighborhoods.
10:40 a.m.
City council briefs for October 5, 2000
Here is how the Las Vegas City Council voted Wednesday to spend taxpayer money:
10:39 a.m.
Senate candidates plan debate series
The first debate will air on KVBC Channel 3 on Tuesday from 9 to 10:30 p.m. from the Clark County Library on East Flamingo Road.
10:36 a.m.
Democrats accuse Porter of violating election laws
State Democratic Party officials have accused state Sen. Jon Porter, a candidate for Congress, of violating federal election laws by failing to report contributions and expenditures.
10:35 a.m.
North Las Vegas briefs for October 5, 2000
The city of North Las Vegas has hired the law firm of Schreck Morris for periodic civil rights consultation and litigation assignments.
10:35 a.m.
16-year-old who tried to stab guard placed in state custody
A 16-year-old boy who admitted trying to stab a guard with a homemade knife has been placed into the custody of the state's Department of Child and Family Services.
10:32 a.m.
Principal, counselor get $25,000 awards
CARSON CITY -- Two Las Vegas educators received $25,000 awards today from the Milken Family Foundation for their work in "furthering excellence in education."
10:31 a.m.
Little League president charged in theft
Henderson Police have arrested a former Green Valley Little League president in connection with the disappearance of thousands of dollars from the league's coffers.
10:31 a.m.
LV church school principal accused of sex misconduct
A Las Vegas church school principal was held this morning in the Clark County jail accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his students for three years.
10:31 a.m.
UNLV Hall of Fame ceremony at MGM Grand
This year's inductees are broadcaster Bob Blum, swimmer Sally Fleisher-Ihmels, track's Trena Hull-Carhee and Lisa Thompson-Houston, basketball player Pauline Jordan, swimmer Bart Pippenger and the 1989-90 men's basketball team.
10:26 a.m.
Rebels get commitment from junior golfer
Ryan Moore, a senior at Cascade Christian High School in Washington state, gave a verbal commitment to UNLV golf coach Dwaine Knight on Tuesday night.
10:23 a.m.
Editorial: Neighborly effort on pollution
As we all know, air pollution knows no boundaries. The emissions from a plant that uses coal to generate power in one state can drift into another. Yet with federal government oversight, regulators can order ...
10:19 a.m.
Letter: Old license plate is very special
All my friends unite and write to the governor and the Department of Motor Vehicles asking for a change in the new regulations.
10:13 a.m.
Editorial: Specter of flooding prompts fast action
The flooding in July 1999 resulted in not only roads being washed out, but also caused extensive property damage. Even five homes in the Miracle Mile Mobile Home Park along the Flamingo Wash were swept ...
10:08 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Quick fix is in for Rebels' program
So much for needing five years to build a college football program.
10:07 a.m.
Air Force falconers delight local kids
Two U.S. Air Force Academy mascots and their handlers accompanied the Air Force Academy football team to Las Vegas for Saturday's game at UNLV, but first they made stops at Jim Bridger Middle School and ...
10:06 a.m.
Lady Rebels tabbed to finish fourth in league
First-place votes in parentheses
10:06 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Courts deserve better
Here we go again. Congress has been seriously considering a cheap way out of a situation it created. The sad part about this latest bit of foolishness is the help that Sen. Mitch McConnell claims ...
10:04 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Memories and dust all that are left of El Rancho
Tuesday morning the second El Rancho was imploded ... The original El Rancho was burned to the ground in 1960 ... It is now a vacant lot across from the Sahara ... The shell that ...
10:02 a.m.
Outlaws to open season at home
When the XFL begins its inaugural season in February, football fans in Las Vegas won't have to wait long to see their newest team.
10:02 a.m.
UNR's secret weapon: Matt Ray?
Don't be surprised if Nevada-Reno knows UNLV's offensive plays as well as some of the Rebels do when the two teams meet Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium.
10:01 a.m.
Coaches want to shift tournament
How do you know when a Mountain West basketball coach is complaining about Las Vegas hosting the conference tournament?
9:59 a.m.
Roban battling injury woes
Some advice for Jim Roban: Watch out for banana peels.
9:57 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Sides disagree whether Tapia has weight woes
The defining moment in the Paulie Ayala vs. Johnny Tapia rematch that's scheduled for Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden may come as early as Friday's 4 p.m. weigh-in.
9:56 a.m.
Scientist says more studies needed on effects of perchlorate
A study that shows heavy exposure to perchlorate did not harm the thyroids of young children and babies is not the last word on the effect of the rocket fuel booster on human health, the ...
9:53 a.m.
Fight schedule
9:42 a.m.
Seeing double
Several years ago, Sean Hubbard was working his way through the draw at a national junior tennis tournament when he came down with a bad cold.
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Newest schools making noise on gridiron
Last year, they took a beating as independent entries, combining for a 3-22 record and going winless against the area's established 4A schools.
9:36 a.m.
UNLV notebook: Rebel women excited to begin Mountain West soccer play
The UNLV women's soccer team is more than halfway to accomplishing one of its preseason goals, and the Rebels begin their quest to attain another when they open Mountain West Conference play this weekend.
9:33 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Santa Anita
1st Race -- Meteor Game - Trainer Dutton also part-owner here, tabs Gomez, draws good middle post for sprint opener. Shewin - Draws two stalls inside top pick, Flores aboard Cerin trainee, could get a ...
9:29 a.m.
2001 Las Vegas Outlaws schedule
2001 Las Vegas Outlaws schedule
9:28 a.m.
Supreme Court rejects challenge of Neal's primary election
Neal's victory was challenged by the Independent American Party.
9:26 a.m.
Suspect in attack on child is arrested in Nevada
Martinez had been free on $40,000 bail pending a Nov. 15 trial on charges that he kidnapped and raped a 14-year-old girl who was supposed to baby-sit for him.
9:25 a.m.
Roski recommended to buy LV Hilton
The estimated purchase price is $300 million, but that could change depending on final amount of Hilton's debt.
9:23 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:23 a.m.
Defense rests in Edwards' corruption case
Defense attorneys rested their case after Edwards completed two days on the stand, and the prosecution called no rebuttal witnesses. U.S. District Judge Edith Brown Clement told the jurors to get enough rest for a ...
9:23 a.m.
Federal funds awarded to deal with issue of domestic violence
Funds also are awarded to assist in developing and enhancing governmental and private advocacy programs that aid such victims, said Del Papa, who is chairwoman of the Nevada Domestic Violence Prevention Council.
9:22 a.m.
Nevada's lower DUI standard faces tough road ahead
"In other cities and states, food and beverage sales have plummeted when the (0.08 percent) law passed," said Van Heffner, president of the Nevada Restaurant Association and the Nevada Hotel and Motel Association.
9:22 a.m.
Injured trooper fights NHP over job status
He says he worked in the User Services Unit for four years before NHP officials decided he couldn't retain his status as a trooper with his injuries.
9:21 a.m.
Auto racing schedule, winners and points standings
Feb. 20 - Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Dale Jarrett)
5:53 a.m.
Senator passes bill protecting Black Rock Desert
The bill protecting about 1.2 million acres in northwest Nevada heads to the House, where approval is uncertain in the closing days of this congressional session.
5:09 a.m.
Mining gates may block county roads
An official at Western Exploration in Reno said the seven padlocked roads are on private property and will stay closed to protect livestock from shooters and the roads from being torn up by all-terrain vehicles.
4:56 a.m.
All three U.S. Senate debates will be in Las Vegas
"I have been fighting very hard to have one in Reno, but we can't find anybody to host it," said Peter Ernaut, campaign director for Republican John Ensign.
4:51 a.m.
Title will provide redemption for Biffle
FORT WORTH, Texas - When Greg Biffle takes the green flag next week at Texas Motor Speedway, he'll be virtually guaranteed the NASCAR truck series title.
4:46 a.m.
This week's races
4:44 a.m.
Former driver finds way to stay involved
It's an image seen frequently in auto racing - a battered car at a standstill, pieces strewn across the track.
4:18 a.m.
Rudd enjoying life without burdens
Since shedding the burden of ownership and going to work for someone else, Ricky Rudd starts most days the way he wants.
4:17 a.m.
Arkansas casino group plans campaign in face of poor poll results
Amendment 5 would grant Arkansas Casino Corp. permission to build casinos in six counties, set up a lottery and regulate bingo. Its backers say proceeds would eliminate the sales tax on groceries and fund college ...
3:54 a.m.
Man found dead in Mazanita Lake at UNR
Gatrell lived in the neighborhood and was a frequent visitor to the campus, police said.
3:51 a.m.
Last defendants in Binion case sentenced
David Mattsen and Michael Milot pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit grand larceny, a gross misdemeanor.
2:21 a.m.

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