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Archive for April 18, 2001

CBS opening research center, attraction at MGM Grand
The center will be devoted to track public opinion on programming offered by CBS and other networks operated by CBS parent company Viacom, including MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, UPN, King World, Paramount Television, Showtime, TNN and ...
11:36 a.m.
State sues to close LV mortgage office
L. Scott Walshaw, the Financial Institutions Division's commissioner, sued Tracy Jochen doing business as Ocean West Enterprises Inc. in Clark County District Court, alleging he continued to operate an unlicensed mortgage company at 2815 South ...
11:35 a.m.
Trial postponed in Rhodes' insurance fraud case
District Judge Michael Cherry has postponed an early June trial date for North Las Vegas City Councilman John Rhodes. A status check on the case has been set for June 19.
11:35 a.m.
Defense attempts to re-create alleged bedroom crime scene
When the jurors in the Margaret Rudin trial walked into the courtroom this morning they walked into Ronald Rudin's bedroom.
11:34 a.m.
Students may have to pay for programs: District considers ways to further slash budget
A "pay to play" program for athletics, arts and other extra curricular activities is being considered by Clark County School District officials.
11:27 a.m.
Henderson seeks shift in funding, Officials: New tax formula costs city millions
After criticizing a proposed change in the state's tax redistribution formula, Clark County commissioners Tuesday suggested they meet with the bill's proponents -- the city of Henderson -- to work toward a compromise.
11:27 a.m.
Change to death penalty bill would allow volunteers to die
The Senate, in a 12-9 vote, approved an amendment offered by Sen. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, that would permit death row inmates to voluntarily be executed despite the two-year ban on capital punishment.
11:26 a.m.
Report: Radioactivity found in Fallon wells
RENO -- A federal report shows ground water used for drinking in the Fallon area contains radioactive minerals that exceeded federal standards in 31 of 73 wells tested in the early 1990s, the Reno Gazette-Journal ...
11:23 a.m.
Managing own power would help stop water rate hike
If the Las Vegas Valley Water District is successful in its push to control its own power bills, its customers will not likely be hit with a rate increase this year, General Manager Pat Mulroy ...
11:22 a.m.
Senate OKs bill to cater gaming rooms to high-rollers
CARSON CITY -- Without a dissenting vote, the Senate on Tuesday approved bills to allow Las Vegas Strip megaresorts to create private gambling rooms for high-rollers and to make it tougher for casinos to be ...
11:21 a.m.
Gibbons to host hearing on federal mining rules
RENO -- A House subcommittee will hold a hearing Friday in Reno on mining regulations as the Bush administration considers lifting new industry requirements that took effect in the final hours of the Clinton presidency.
11:20 a.m.
Regent: Put state college on hold
CARSON CITY -- A regent of the University and Community College System of Nevada who has been a critic of the proposed state college in Henderson is recommending the project be put on hold because ...
11:16 a.m.
Hard Rock renovating rooms -- posts loss on interest costs
The Hard Rock began the remodeling late last year, and said the project, which includes 339 of the hotel's 657 rooms, should be complete by year's end. About $5.8 million will be spent on this ...
11:15 a.m.
Station Casinos, Riviera add power cost surcharge
The Riviera hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip and locals' casino giant Station Casinos said Tuesday they added a $3 per room, per night surcharge to help offset power rates that have increased 20 percent ...
11:15 a.m.
Indian casino, truck stop set for Interstate 40
"We're breaking ground in May. This is going to be a reality," said James Edwards, governor of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe.
11:13 a.m.
Store to open at Aladdin
The Met's 3,000-square-foot store is set to open around the first of June, said Sally Pearson, the museum's vice president and general manager of merchandise and retail. The stores sell products and reproductions based on ...
11:12 a.m.
Patent settlement with Acres Gaming detailed
Acres won $1.5 million in damages in a patent dispute with Mikohn, but said it settled prior to the trial with CDS and Sunset Station. CDS' Tuesday announcement disclosed details of the settlement for the ...
11:11 a.m.
Schools part of diversity study: National Harvard University survey to include Clark County
Clark County's rapid growth and changing population has earned the school district a part in a national Harvard University study on diversity.
11:11 a.m.
High court rules in Model A case
In a 2-1 decision today the Nevada Supreme Court ruled that an inoperable 1929 Model A Ford, which is rusted, rotting and missing crucial parts, is still a motor vehicle under the state's theft laws.
11:09 a.m.
Mirage debt collection figure suing attorney
Laura Choi, a former Mirage Resorts Inc. employee who was at the center of a 1997 South Korean gambling debt collection scandal, is accusing one of her former attorneys of legal malpractice in charges added ...
11:08 a.m.
Hoover Dam bypass proposals are rapped
Laughlin senior advisory board member John Haldeman delivered an unexpected message Tuesday to the more than 100 Boulder City residents gathered in council chambers to oppose proposed expansions of state, regional and federal highways through ...
11:07 a.m.
Rio, Harrah's, Tropicana generate good profits
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. and Aztar Corp. beat analysts' profit expectations today as the first-quarter earnings reporting season got off to a strong start for casino operators.
11:06 a.m.
America West cutting costs due to losses in first quarter
The second-busiest airline operating at McCarran International Airport is cutting costs in the wake of first-quarter losses.
11:06 a.m.
Finance panel urged to allocate $300,000 for state museum move
CARSON CITY -- The Senate Finance Committee was urged today to allocate $300,000 to help with planning in preparation for the move of the state Museum in Las Vegas from Lorenzi Park to the Las ...
11:05 a.m.
Las Vegas school sold
The renamed Art Institute, at 4225 S. Eastern Ave., has an enrollment of about 190 students, and offers associate and bachelor's degrees in interior design, drafting technology and graphic design. Tuition runs about $8,900 per ...
11:04 a.m.
Test Site promoter resigns
At 52, Carlson said he is ready to open a consulting firm to aid energy companies looking at the Test Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas, for power plant sites.
11:04 a.m.
Firm posts higher profits
Universal said its profit rose 26 percent to $36.1 million, or $1.14 a share, from $28.6 million or 92 cents in the year-ago period.
11:03 a.m.
Guest columnist Dan Polsenberg: Judges not paid their fair share
Judicial pay is a crisis. According to the American and Federal Bar Associations, the lack of judicial pay raises causes good candidates to forgo appointments and current judges to leave their posts.
11:03 a.m.
Kenny to face accuser in state ethics hearing
The ethics case that spawned a series of other complaints against Clark County officials is expected to be resolved Thursday, when Clark County Commissioner Erin Kenny appears before the state Ethics Commission.
10:55 a.m.
DA's detectives get pact
A yearlong dispute between Clark County district attorney's investigators and county administrators ended Tuesday when county commissioners approved a new four-year contract.
10:55 a.m.
Plan to visit a new-car lot on Sunday? Look but don't buy
Southern Nevadans can roll dice or work the slots all day long Sunday, but soon they will be unable to buy a vehicle from certain Clark County car lots.
10:53 a.m.
Tennis: UNLV teams seeded third in MWC tourney
The 48th-ranked men's team (11-9), which finished 2-3 in the conference, is seeded behind San Diego State and New Mexico, both of whom received byes at the six-team event being staged in Salt Lake City.
10:29 a.m.
Car dealership sues Tyson for $327,508
Towbin Jeep Eagle Inc., which alleged Tyson had made a $20,000 down payment for a 2000 Rolls Royce Corniche on March 6 and allegedly granted Towbin a security interest in the car, sued the boxer ...
10:29 a.m.
CCSN captures 43rd victory of the season
Starting Coyotes pitcher Nate Fouts went seven innings, striking out 10 while walking only one. Amad Stephens (8-2) picked up the victory with two perfect innings of relief.
10:29 a.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Fine fishing is within easy reach
Now that the weather is finally starting to warm up again, it's time to consider spring fishing opportunities. Anglers in Southern Nevada needn't travel great distances to find excellent fishing because some great opportunities are ...
10:25 a.m.
Las Vegas area fishing report
LAKE MEAD: Even though warm weather has brought improvement to the fishing, overall angler success continues to be below par for striped bass and fair for largemouth bass.
10:24 a.m.
Decision put off on ending pact with ambulance firms
Board members are considering ending the contract that allows Southwest and AMR to "rent" UMC nurses for $23.05 to ride along with critical care patients who are being transported between medical facilities.
10:24 a.m.
Member of robbery gang sentenced
A Las Vegas man who pleaded guilty to possessing a large number of items stolen during a series of home invasions was sentenced to two to six years in prison Tuesday.
10:23 a.m.
Arraignment set for accused killer
Jansen set a May 1 arraignment for Brookey West, who is accused of killing her mother, Christine Smith. Police believe West, 36, killed Smith, 68, in February 1998, sealed her remains in a 56-gallon plastic ...
10:22 a.m.
News briefs for April 18, 2001
An autopsy is being conducted by the Clark County coroner's office to determine the cause of death of a woman whose body was found near Warm Springs Road.
10:21 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's horse racing notes
Saturday's Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland has produced five participants now ready for the run for the roses. The winner, Millennium Wind, posted the highest Beyer Speed rating of any 3-year-old this year when his ...
10:14 a.m.
PCL standings
Fresno 6, Edmonton 4
10:13 a.m.
Order of NFL Draft
1. San Diego 2. Arizona 3. Cleveland 4. Cincinnati 5. Atlanta 6. New England 7. Seattle (from Dallas) 8. Chicago 9. San Francisco 10. Green Bay (from Seattle) 11. Carolina 12. Kansas City 13. Jacksonville ...
10:07 a.m.
Columnist Victoria Sun: LV tour stop in jeopardy
If the rumors that have been circulating through the Senior PGA Tour locker room for the last few months are true, the Las Vegas Senior Classic may not be around next year, much to the ...
10:06 a.m.
Nevada Senate OK's abandoned babies measure
The bill by Sen. Ray Rawson, R-Las Vegas, is similar to laws in 14 states. It would create safe havens where parents can turn babies over to doctors, firefighters and other emergency centers. They must ...
10:05 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Mahaffey avoids valid senior topic
I guess I asked the wrong guy.
10:02 a.m.
Caddies work hard to stay in the loop
You're sitting in a parking lot, on a golf cart or under a tented area, patiently waiting and hoping for a break.
9:58 a.m.
Home run in ninth sinks 51s
Then came Tuesday night's contest with the Las Vegas 51s.
9:58 a.m.
UNLV targets small forward
To bolster their recruiting class in the late signing period, the Rebels are going after a "late bloomer."
9:58 a.m.
Rebels vs. Louisville series may be shelved
Louisville coach Rick Pitino said his team won't play UNLV until 2002-03, altering a schedule put in place before he interviewed at both schools and finally took over the Cardinals' program.
9:57 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Lack of offensive punch hurt XFL betting
Think back, XFL bettors, to this past January, just before the upstart football league made its debut.
9:57 a.m.
PCL Box: Las Vegas-Iowa
DP--Las Vegas 3. LOB--Las Vegas 6, Iowa 3. 2B--K. Johnson, Cairo. HR--Gload (1), Dunwoody (1). S--Carrara, Zambrano. CS--Prieto, Gilbert, Cairo.
9:53 a.m.
Editorial: Back to the future for utilities?
For now the Senate also has ultimately rejected the bid by the influential gaming and mining industries to amend the legislation in the hopes that they could shop around for cheaper power, while smaller businesses ...
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Legislators reminded who's in charge
IT WAS HARD to miss the irony:
9:29 a.m.
Editorial: Cracking down on dangerous drivers
As the Sun's Keith Paul reported recently, in last week's undercover work an officer in the traffic unit posed as a homeless man at the corner of Charleston and Lamb boulevards. He even held a ...
9:28 a.m.
Letter: Discrimination often sugarcoated
I'm talking about being discriminated against for grieving the death of my parents and reporting some of the harassing behavior I received in Clark County Human Resources. I learned that in return for my complaint ...
9:27 a.m.
Letter: All of society uses standards to operate
I think that "standards for membership and/or participation" better describes the process used by the Boy Scouts, and other institutions and organizations that provide valuable services in our community.
9:26 a.m.
Tuesday's prep results
9:08 a.m.
Casinos' courts offer quantity, quality
Whichever you choose, expect a pleasant atmosphere, a broad selection of cuisines and a range of prices suitable for families and travelers on a budget. Most of the businesses in the three food courts in ...
8:49 a.m.
Outer limits: Surveying the new and old trends in outdoor recreation
Last year it was easy. For the post-Ronald Reagan-era group, the ubiquitous scooter was all the rage. The thin, two-wheeled metal board with a steering handle could be found zipping along just about any residential ...
8:45 a.m.
Obituaries for April 18, 2001
Erick Bentonico Bass, 28, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 4, 1973, in Las Vegas. He was a hotel kitchen worker.
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Legal community supports foundation
An outpouring of support by the legal community made the Nevada Law Foundation Silver Ball a splendid success that will translate to services for the needy and less fortunate. A nonprofit organization begun in 1983, ...
8:32 a.m.
Community briefs for April 18, 2001
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young will be the Wells Fargo Distinguished speaker for the 2001 UNLV Foundation annual dinner Saturday at the Bellagio.
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Mall still growing on us
It's been a kick watching the expansion take place at the Fashion Show mall.
8:30 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: LV Senior Classic draws stellar field
The Las Vegas Senior Classic's pro-am competition is set to begin today, with the professionals and top 26 amateurs playing Friday over the TPC Summerlin course. The final two days of play will be professionals ...
3:09 a.m.

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