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Nellis sergeant earns Air Medal
A year and seven months after participating in combat during the air war to drive the Serbian army out of Kosovo, Nellis Air Force Base Staff Sgt. Gunther "Joe" Kirsch was recognized for "meritorious achievement ...
11:48 a.m.
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11:40 a.m.
BLM chief helps blaze valley trail
One day hikers, bikers and horseback riders may follow a 150-mile trail linking Red Rock Canyon to Lake Mead.
11:35 a.m.
Ensign, Bernstein woo senior citizens
Sun City seniors heard U.S. Senate candidates John Ensign and Ed Bernstein address their concerns and blast each other's prescription drug plans.
11:34 a.m.
GOP is likely to keep hold on state Senate
CARSON CITY -- The economy is good, there are no burning issues and there is a lack of voter interest.
11:34 a.m.
Californian Aaron Russo rocks the Republican boat
Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of six excerpts from the new book, "The Anointed One," by Sun political columnist Jon Ralston. This series, exclusive to the Sun, will run daily through ...
11:34 a.m.
Mickelson using LV as President's Cup tuneup
The sun was out and the winds were calm Wednesday morning at the Desert Inn Golf Club.
11:32 a.m.
Ex-boxer Toledo finds his niche after leaving ring
Thirty feet from the pin, five feet off the green and his ball nestled against the second cut, Esteban Toledo chose to putt rather than chip. It seemed a risky move.
11:31 a.m.
Nevada preparing betting ban compromise
Nevada lobbyists are preparing to use a proposal that would limit betting on college sports events as ammunition against a bill that would wipe such bets out altogether.
11:30 a.m.
Fire chief active lobbyist for passage of tax increase
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11:26 a.m.
Sierra Club praises Berkley, rips Porter
State Sen. Jon Porter defended his environmental record Wednesday in the face of new criticism from the Sierra Club.
11:24 a.m.
Nevada observers rate the presidential candidates
WASHINGTON -- Undecided Nevada voter Scott Ginger still hasn't chosen a candidate after Wednesday night's presidential debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush.
11:23 a.m.
Political notebook: Candidates invited to forum
All of the state's congressional candidates will be represented at the forum, except former Republican Rep. John Ensign, who declined the invitation, association officials said.
11:22 a.m.
Court briefs for October 12, 2000
A district judge Wednesday transferred the case of a man charged in the June 3 robbery of the Bellagio hotel-casino to another judge.
11:21 a.m.
Local news briefs for October 12, 2000
The name of a 47-year-old man, who Metro Police say shot his girlfriend and then himself last week, was released this morning as Vincent Sabino.
11:20 a.m.
Guinn tired of Democrats ripping drug plan
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn is tired of Democrats -- including President Clinton -- sniping at his senior citizen drug plan, which was unveiled this week and will start in January.
11:20 a.m.
House OKs nuke worker compensation
The House passed a compensation plan late Wednesday for former Cold War workers, including those at the Nevada Test Site, exposed to radiation, silica and beryllium.
11:19 a.m.
Parties trade barbs over Cheney visit, Yucca
WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats are trading barbs on whether GOP Vice Presidential contender Dick Cheney blew off the nuclear waste storage issue during his visit earlier this week to Las Vegas.
11:18 a.m.
Owner of North Las Vegas hospital prevails in proxy fight
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Tenet Healthcare Corp., the No. 2 U.S. hospital chain, on Wednesday defeated an effort by dissident shareholders to oust Chief Executive Jeffrey Barbakow and two other directors.
11:17 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Diaz plans to surprise Mosley
Antonio Diaz is too good to be a sacrificial lamb.
11:15 a.m.
Community news briefs for October 12, 2000
The Las Vegas Basque Club will be holding its annual Basque Festival noon-5 p.m. Sunday at the Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave.
11:15 a.m.
Fight schedule
11:14 a.m.
Fed praises lending records of Wells Fargo, First Security
Criticism of Wells Fargo Bank's lending record to minorities was without merit, the Federal Reserve Board said in its decision to allow the bank to acquire First Security Corp.
11:13 a.m.
Automaker's profit declines
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. said today its third quarter earnings fell 5.5 percent as losses in Europe more than offset higher North American profits.
11:13 a.m.
Bill on needles 'stuck'
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said his legislation aimed at providing safer hypodermic needles for health care workers "is still stuck" in Congress.
11:10 a.m.
UNLV film program keeps cameras rolling
Fifteen years ago pioneers from the Los Angeles film industry slipped north to Canada for the first time, risking big screen shoots on sound stages staffed by unproven but eager production crews.
11:09 a.m.
County planner will take over troubled air pollution agency
A Clark County Planning Department manager has been tapped to lead the Health District's troubled Air Quality Division.
11:09 a.m.
Faxon works overtime in quest for lead
Dusk was creeping in from the horizon as the solitary figure of Brad Faxon hit range balls at the TPC at Summerlin.
11:04 a.m.
Ex-Rebel Kendall making his mark on pro circuit
Before UNLV was a powerhouse in collegiate golf, the Rebels had Skip Kendall.
11:02 a.m.
Natchez trying to break gaming fund habit
Smith said a recent hiring freeze on city employees and a probable across-the-board budget cut will help safeguard the fund derived from revenues of the city's only casino, the Isle of Capri. The gambling barge ...
11:00 a.m.
Catching up with: Vernon Fox
High school: Cimarron-Memorial ('97)
10:41 a.m.
Legal battle continues over sale of stock in casino company
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A judge ruled that the Arkansas Securities Department can continue a court fight against a casino group's attempt to sell stock in the gambling corporation.
10:38 a.m.
Iowa riverboat sale completed
BILOXI, Miss. -- Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. said it completed its deal to buy a casino in Davenport, Iowa, from President Casinos Inc.
10:38 a.m.
Bank settles in casino lobbying case
VICKSBURG, Miss. -- AmSouth Bank, formerly Deposit Guaranty National Bank, has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit over alleged improper lobbying in opposition to a casino on the Big Black River.
10:37 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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10:33 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Santa Anita
1st Race -- Premiere Event - Stevens on Dollace trainee, good post for the mile opener, adds blinkers for this trip. Western Starlet - Flores scales Dutton trainee, sits just outside top pick, should be ...
10:30 a.m.
Fall 2000 prep playoff schedule, results
10:29 a.m.
Sun Statewide Prep Football Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and the Sparks Tribune
10:27 a.m.
Prep girls volleyball standings
10:23 a.m.
Prep girls golf standings
10:22 a.m.
Prep boys soccer standings
10:21 a.m.
Prep football standings
10:20 a.m.
Prep boys tennis standings
10:20 a.m.
NFL Injury Report
ATLANTA AT ST. LOUIS -- Atlanta: OUT: LB Keith Brooking (foot); LB Jeff Kelly (knee). DOUBTFUL: QB Chris Chandler (ribs). QUESTIONABLE: CB Ray Buchanan (flu); S Johndale Carty (ankle); WR Tim Dwight (ribs); RB Maurice ...
10:19 a.m.
Prep girls tennis standings
10:18 a.m.
UNLV notebook: Cross country will host meet on Saturday
The meet will feature both a men's and women's race. The women will begin with a 5-kilometer race at 8 a.m., and the men are scheduled to follow with an 8-kilometer run at approximately 8:30.
10:17 a.m.
Tapes of young girl used by prosecutors in murder case
For the second time in two days, prosecutors used tapes of a girl to try to implicate Richard Powell in a quadruple homicide.
10:16 a.m.
Picks: Chaparral should knock off hot Silverado
Just three weeks left in the regular season and lots of work to do to reach the elusive .800 winning percentage. Several tough calls on this week's docket, with parity (and Cimarron) reigning supreme.
10:16 a.m.
Woman hit by NHP car to get $13,000
CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas woman injured in an auto accident when a Nevada Highway Patrol officer started to reach for his cell phone will get $13,000 from the state, the Board of Examiners ...
10:16 a.m.
Federal scientists converge to investigate rare disease
A trio of federal scientists arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday to investigate how a rare, tick-borne disease infected three Mount Charleston residents.
10:14 a.m.
Ensign, Bernstein debate debating
And now the candidates will debate the issue of -- well -- the debates.
10:13 a.m.
Obituaries for October 12, 2000
Wylean Pridgett Adams, 52, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. She was born July 9, 1948, in Mississippi.
10:13 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Is Robinson really right for Rebels?
Consider this column a retraction of what I said in December of 1998, when UNLV named John Robinson its new head football coach. If I recall -- and only after careful deliberation -- I gave ...
10:12 a.m.
Gators bounce Silverado for Sunrise title
Singles may be tennis' glamor event, but in critical high school matches, you can never underestimate the importance of doubles play. Just ask Green Valley coach Luthern Bohanan.
10:11 a.m.
Gorman girls team advances
Celebrating courtside, Bishop Gorman's girls tennis team brought to a close a battle that had lasted an entire season with Bonanza on Wednesday.
10:10 a.m.
Robinson: Black looks a Lott like another safety
UNLV coach John Robinson can't help it. When he talks about Rebel safety Randy Black, he has a habit of dropping the name of another pretty fair college safety he once coached.
10:10 a.m.
Little fanfare as near-Tiger slayer May finds success in event's opening round
Bob May's opening round Wednesday in the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas couldn't have been more dissimilar than the round in August that gained him international fame.
10:09 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Drugs designed to kill
A week ago the headline for a story in the USA Today newspaper told readers: "Ecstasy knockoff blamed in 9 deaths in Illinois, Florida." Immediately I wondered just how many more messages must be sent ...
9:28 a.m.
Editorial: States can't do it all on their own
Partisan bickering in Congress has played a large role in preventing passage of a national prescription drug plan this year; the deadlock probably won't be broken until next year at the earliest. The reason we ...
9:27 a.m.
Former Grand Casino official awarded $1 million
A federal jury in Harrison County jury returned the verdict Wednesday.
9:26 a.m.
AmSouth settles its portion of influence peddling lawsuit
Both men had sued over claims that AmSouth, Harrah's Casino and Ameristar conspired to influence the Mississippi Gaming Commission to block a casino in east Warren County.
9:25 a.m.
Three indicted in Louisiana for killing casino guard
McKneely was 16 at the time Dedeaux was killed, but was indicted for first-degree murder and will be tried as an adult, said Billy Clark, a district attorney's spokesman.
9:25 a.m.
Crew members of Texas Treasure released
The crew members, said to be from 20 countries including the Bahamas, Ecuador, Honduras and the Philippines, were granted shore leave Wednesday, said Denton Lankford, an INS spokesman in San Antonio.
9:23 a.m.
A beauty pageant, a gambling-crazy town, but never the two shall mix
And "Boardwalk Bob" Fab, 49, who sells Miss America souvenir programs in front of the hall and has picked two of the last five winners, says it'll be Miss Alaska, Audrey Solomon, walking the runway.
9:22 a.m.
Two more students charged in mascot abuse case
Police say Douglas Anthony Stumpf, 18, had his pit bull, Rose, fight Blu, an English bulldog who serves as Centennial High School's mascot, at an elementary school while a group of Mojave High School students ...
9:22 a.m.
Nevada GOP contributes to campaign against Arizona ballot measure
It turns out the Nevada party doesn't particularly care about Arizona's Proposition 106, but it does care about Nevada's U.S. Senate race.
9:21 a.m.
Letter: Feds blackmail states for funds
9:20 a.m.
Letter: Deal firmly with animal torturers
The young adults involved in this animal cruelty must be made responsible for their vile actions, with appropriate punishment and criminal animal abuse charges filed. This wasn't a childish prank gone awry; this was premeditated ...
9:20 a.m.
Letter: What exactly do politicians mean by 'lockbox'?
If, however, in the form of U.S. treasury bonds, that is the same scam used since 1936, e.g., the cash surplus used to purchase the treasury bonds would be spent on both pork barrel items ...
9:20 a.m.
Editorial: Conservation bill is a fitting legacy
The Senate approved the bill last Thursday, but time is running out this session for passage in the House. That would be a bad day for the Black Rock Desert if the House failed to ...
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Beware of 'surplus' strategies
The numbers are numbing.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Nevada Ballet Theatre welcomes Russian artists
The big local event this week is the Nevada Ballet Theatre's season opener, tonight through Sunday, in UNLV's Judy Bayley Theatre ... Artistic Director Bruce Steivel has prepared three ballet classics; "Fast Polonaise," danced to ...
9:15 a.m.
Bowling hasn't lost its luster in Las Vegas
"The American Bowlers Congress had about five million members in the 1980s," Bob Hughes, executive director of the Southern Nevada Bowling Association, said. "It's down to 1.7 million now."
9:08 a.m.
TRPA head already looking out for lake
Palma is a former Lake Tahoe Basin forest supervisor who was selected from 65 applicants for the $110,000-a-year top post in the bi-state agency.
6:28 a.m.
False fire alarms no longer free
Police have to respond to the fire alarms and there were more than 11,300 of them last year. Ninety-eight percent were false.
6:28 a.m.
Nevada Ford dealers watch California recall
Wednesday's ruling compounds Ford's troubles with the recent Firestone tire recall crisis.
6:27 a.m.
Safari Club convention deal resolved
The two sides were far apart, particularly on agency liability in case the $105 million expansion and renovation of the Reno-Sparks Convention Center reduced Safari's space or forced it to another city.
6:26 a.m.
Nevada gets poor grade in study on economic development
But the study said Nevada's employment growth rates remain strong, and the state hung onto its No. 1 rankings in net migration and tourism spending.
5:56 a.m.
Police respond to mayor's car burglary
Sometime between 11 p.m. on Sept. 16 and 7:15 the next morning, someone smashed the driver-side window of a 1978 Mercedes-Benz convertible, which was parked in the driveway of Mayor Oscar Goodman's home.
5:56 a.m.
Brack isn't your standard issue rookie
Call Kenny Brack the stealth rookie.
4:33 a.m.
Lazier needs to finish 13th to win IRL crown
FORT WORTH, Texas - Buddy Lazier doesn't have to win the season finale to claim the Indy Racing League championship. A lucky 13 will do fine.
4:30 a.m.
More could be expected of Benson in 2001
The future is so bright for Johnny Benson, his team is sometimes scared by it.
4:29 a.m.
Auto racing schedules, winners and points standings
Feb. 20 - Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Dale Jarrett)
4:29 a.m.
This week's races
4:22 a.m.
Forecasters conjure up warmer than normal temperatures
The National Weather Service, which scoffed last month at the Old Farmer's Almanac and its annual winter prognostications, offered its own venture into long-range climatological dabbling on Thursday.
4:12 a.m.
Prosecutor to get evidence in armored car slayings
Prosecutors will review evidence Henderson police submitted to decide whether to file charges against one or more suspects or whether more investigation is needed.
2:20 a.m.
Mixed trends seen for Las Vegas office, retail sectors
Brokers say the beleaguered Las Vegas-area office space market may be stabilizing after three years of decline, but retail vacancies remain at record levels amid a glut of empty buildings.
2:00 a.m.

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