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Archive for April 17, 2001

Halfway houses bills get panel OK
Senate Bill 319, sponsored by Sens. Bill O'Donnell and Ann O'Connell, both of whom are Las Vegas Republicans, proposes to set up a licensing system at the state level. Currently, halfway houses must obtain certification ...
11:40 a.m.
Justice delayed: Two Municipal Court judges lobby for help
There's no gum-chewing allowed, no whispering, no sunglasses and no hats. The marshal will tell you that.
11:40 a.m.
Estimate for state college reduced
The price tag for the proposed Nevada State College at Henderson has been reduced by about $2.6 million, but the state won't get the benefit of that, according to a revised budget released today to ...
11:39 a.m.
Gay rights bill dies
A bill that would have extended some marriage rights to unmarried couples died with little fanfare Monday night in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
11:39 a.m.
Child support payments raised
The present law provides that a parent would have to give 18 percent of his gross pay for one child, or a maximum of $500. The percentage of gross pay goes up with the number ...
11:39 a.m.
School Board eyes budget amid feared state cuts
The Clark County School Board this week will tackle the 2001-02 budget outlook in the midst of threatened cutbacks by the state Legislature.
11:37 a.m.
New rules could spur spread of billboards
Leo van der Harst has fought billboards near his Henderson neighborhood before, but he fears the companies that erect the signs will try again.
11:36 a.m.
Teen work crew bill advances
Assembly members will have a chance to debate a bill that would protect teenage work crews after a committee acted on the bill Monday night.
11:35 a.m.
Motive sought in slaying-suicide at store
Paul F. Cook's intentions were clear when he walked into an Albertson's store with two revolvers. He was out to kill his ex-wife, but his motives may never be known.
11:35 a.m.
Goodman sets standards for downtown property
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has sent a clear message to the future developers of 61 acres downtown: The projects, he said, must include a performing arts center, urban-density residential, office space and an academic ...
11:35 a.m.
School violence on rise
Violence between students went up 38 percent in a one-year period, according to annual Clark County School District accountability reports.
11:27 a.m.
Vegas game maker profits from 'Net ties
The CD-ROM disk will be part of the EA Games brand from Westwood's parent company, Redwood City, Calif.-Electronic Arts.
11:19 a.m.
Bus system faces a bumpy budgetary road
A growing population in the Las Vegas Valley is demanding bigger and better mass transit.
11:13 a.m.
Utilities seek rate increase
CARSON CITY -- While the Legislature continues to debate the issue of energy, Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co. have filed their monthly rate increases to recover the higher cost of fuel.
11:12 a.m.
Internet gaming gets OK
CARSON CITY -- After legislative action Monday night, Nevada may be the first state to permit Internet gambling, but questions about whether the Web play will become a reality still remain.
11:11 a.m.
Sprint hurt by rivals: Wells Fargo profit increases
Sprint Corp., the dominant local phone company in Las Vegas, today posted weaker-than-expected first-quarter results for its long-distance and wireless businesses as the company continues to slash prices in the face of stiff competition.
11:11 a.m.
Wisconsin trade show operation expands to Las Vegas
The company offers event planners and producers with mobile generators, power distribution systems and mobile air conditioning, washrooms, lighting, staging and sound support.
11:10 a.m.
Florida clothing retailer entering Las Vegas market
Charles Boscarino, vice president of real estate for Bealls' subsidiary Bealls Outlet Stores Inc., said the 10,000 square-foot store will be called Burkes Outlet and will be at the Winterwood Pavillions shopping center at 2240 ...
11:09 a.m.
Rented van was clean, agent says
Despite beliefs by prosecutors that Margaret Rudin's alleged lover took her husband's remains to Nelson's Landing, a rental car company official testified this morning that the van he rented was returned clean.
11:02 a.m.
Mayor to meet with Panthers
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman on Monday will meet with members of the Black Panther Party to discuss improvements to West Las Vegas neighborhoods, which party officials say are deteriorating and in need of repair.
11:02 a.m.
Man sentenced in home invasions
One of three men implicated in a series of home invasions was sentenced Monday to 6 1/2 to 16 years in prison as the result of a plea agreement.
11:01 a.m.
Another San Diego-area casino set to open
The 45,000-square foot Valley View casino with 750 slot machines and 12 card tables is the third Indian casino to open this year in the county.
10:54 a.m.
BET chairman to buy Vegas jazz club
BET announced in January plans to sell the restaurant after BET was acquired by Viacom. Johnson will be a minority partner in the company acquiring the Tres Jazz; his partners, restauranteurs Delius Shirley and Cindy ...
10:53 a.m.
Alliance Gaming in dispute with LV bar over alleged service problems
United Coin, which said it acquired in April 1998 the slot route operations of O'Aces' former gaming operator, SES Gaming Inc., sued the bar and won an order to maintain its gaming devices and a ...
10:52 a.m.
Vegas casino figure jailed after bankruptcy fraud conviction
TRENTON, N.J. -- A federal judge today denied bail for convicted financier and Las Vegas casino figure Robert Brennan, ordering him to instead go to jail while he awaits sentencing.
10:52 a.m.
Golf: Canadian signs with UNLV men's team
A standout golfer at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton, Fla., Deacon is ranked 63rd in the latest Golfweek U.S. Boys amateur golf rankings.
10:47 a.m.
Local briefs for April 17, 2001
Henderson Police this morning identified the officer who exchanged gunshots with a suspect inside a home over the weekend as Officer Thomas Spath.
10:46 a.m.
Nuclear waste fight raises some concerns
Pointing out the dangers of nuclear waste to residents in other states where the material is being stored could also work against Nevada, Rawson said.
10:40 a.m.
2001 Senior PGA Tour statistics
Scoring Average
10:35 a.m.
2001 Senior PGA Tour money leaders
2001 Senior PGA Tour money leaders
10:33 a.m.
2001 Las Vegas Senior Classic field
ALTERNATES: Bob Dickson George Burns Lon Hinkle Dick Lotz Bob Wynn Babe Hiskey Bobby Mitchell Larry Laoretti Bob Betley Al Kelley
10:31 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Nellis pro can't resist a challenge
The sun wasn't about to be deterred as Richard Yale, a good-sized man who had been diligently beating some balls on the range, took a seat on a nearby bench and looked to catch his ...
10:25 a.m.
LV's Bobrow 1st among locals
Bobrow took 616th overall in 2 hours, 56 minutes and 28 seconds. Only one other Nevada runner, Aaron Shiels of Las Vegas, broke the 3-hour barrier. Shiels was 849th overall in 2:59.31.
10:24 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's notes
Trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. earned top honors in their respective categories while 2000 Horse of the Year Tiznow claimed Horse of the Meet honors with his outstanding five-length victory in the ...
10:24 a.m.
Tradition scores
Tradition scores
10:22 a.m.
Incident of jet fuel dumped near Fallon reported by airport
As a Navy officer testified last week that fighter pilots rarely dump jet fuel above Northern Nevada, a military aircraft apparently was dropping fuel over farm fields near the rural town.
10:21 a.m.
North finds direction on Senior Tour
Senior PGA Tour sophomore Andy North was 35 when he won his last individual title and second U.S. Open in 1985.
10:20 a.m.
2001 Senior PGA schedule
Jan. 27-28 -- x-Senior Skins Game (Hale Irwin)
10:20 a.m.
Nellis personnel begin cleanup of jet crash site
Nellis Air Force Base officials on Monday began to recover hazardous materials and debris from an F-16 that crashed Aug. 7 into Mormon Mountain, about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
10:20 a.m.
Nevada awaiting payment for work on flood control
President Bush has asked Congress for $22 million next year to protect the Las Vegas Valley from severe flooding, but his proposed budget does not include $20 million already owed to local governments for channels ...
10:19 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: NCAA should think twice about loans
With everybody from Arizona with the exception of Barry Goldwater having declared for the NBA draft, Wildcats fans and others concerned with the integrity of college basketball are wondering what can be done to prevent ...
10:17 a.m.
Players delighted by calm conditions
Will any more records be shattered at this year's Las Vegas Senior Classic?
10:14 a.m.
Talt earns berth in field by firing a 69
Rick Talt is having quite a year.
10:13 a.m.
A look at TPC at Summerlin, hole by hole
No. 1: 415-yard Par 4
10:12 a.m.
51s postponed in Omaha
The contest was originally scheduled to be a day game. However, it was switched to a 5:05 PDT start with Wednesday's game getting moved to 10:05 a.m. PDT.
10:11 a.m.
A look back at past Las Vegas Classics
1986: Bruce Crampton
10:11 a.m.
Obituaries for April 17, 2001
Alexander Adams, 85, of Henderson died Friday in Henderson. He was born Aug. 28, 1915, in Trenton, Mo. A resident for 20 years, he was a retired railroad employee, owned his own supermarket in California ...
10:08 a.m.
Where I stand--Brian Greenspun: What a timely rescue
I ran out of gas on the freeway. There, I said it. I'll bet I have lectured my wife and daughter a hundred times over the past few years about how ridiculous it is to ...
9:17 a.m.
Letter: District's money is being misused
And yet I read in a recent news article that we somehow have money, in excess of $400,000, to find temporary offices for five new area superintendents. Why can't these new superintendents be housed in ...
9:15 a.m.
Letter: Anti-GOP letters prompt rebuttal
To Paul Gwin, your partisan ignorance is apparent. According to you, the only Republican president in our time worth anything was Dwight D. Eisenhower. Surely, Gwin, other Republican presidents had some redeeming qualities, though their ...
9:14 a.m.
Letter: U.S.'s rhetoric doesn't change facts on China
Am I the only person in America wondering why we were spying on a friendly nation? What information were we looking for with a 24-member crew: how they can make Army berets cheaper than we ...
9:14 a.m.
Editorial: Two steps forward, one (big) step back
If the Clinton proposal had been approved by Bush, the energy saved would have been equivalent to 39 400-megawatt power plants. For a homeowner paying $1,000 a summer in air conditioning costs, it had been ...
9:12 a.m.
Editorial: Don't cut oversight of insurers
Supporters of the legislation, which passed the Senate last week by a 15-5 vote, assert that even more insurance companies would be enticed to do business here. In theory this would mean more competition and ...
9:12 a.m.
Slots of strategies: Do video's slot-machine tips really work?
One of the latest "how to" systems is a video entitled "James Coburn's Winning Strategies Series: Slots."
8:59 a.m.
Community briefs for April 17, 2001
A workshop that explores the Chinese art of feng shui is being hosted from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Parkway. Participation is $20. per person.
8:28 a.m.
Grant to help mentally disabled own a home
Owning a new home moved closer to a reality for more than a dozen mentally disabled people Monday, when Opportunity Village received a grant for $350,000 to help them through the process.
8:27 a.m.
Immunization schedule for April 17, 2001
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead, Suite F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Easton booking a room at Hilton
Anew and improved Sheena Easton is thisclose to signing a deal to take over the NightClub at the Las Vegas Hilton. Easton, who has been shopping hard for a Vegas deal since leaving "At the ...
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A studious look at Neonopolis
Well, another group of people is analyzing Las Vegas.
8:14 a.m.

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