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Archive for August 28, 2001

The Strip at LVMS point standings
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12:33 p.m.
Gorman's C.J. Watson headed to Tennessee
Fresh off his first official college visit last weekend, Bishop Gorman guard C.J. Watson has given a verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee and new Volunteers coach Buzz Peterson, according to Gorman basketball coach ...
11:13 a.m.
Playoff chase should be wide open in Southeast
Playoff chase should be wide open in Southeast
11:12 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Wallace looks to end 0-for-35 Darlington streak
Rusty Wallace has won 54 NASCAR Winston Cup races during his 21-year career, but the 45-year-old former Winston Cup champion still is looking for his first victory at Darlington Raceway.
11:11 a.m.
Healthy Hogs
A big key for UNLV in its 31-14 Las Vegas Bowl win over Arkansas last year was the fact the Rebels were able to hold the Razorbacks to just 115 yards rushing.
11:09 a.m.
RB expected to be Ford tough
He has yet to play a down in Nevada, but Foothill's John Ford already finds himself with the weight of an entire school on his shoulders.
11:08 a.m.
LV a hot choice for good weather
Teresa Heredia of San Bernardino, Calif., could hardly ignore the heat as she traversed the UNLV campus Monday.
11:06 a.m.
Court tackles tenure case
A case before the Nevada Supreme Court is challenging whether UNLV has the right to base the tenure of professors on the opinions of their colleagues.
11:04 a.m.
FBI-leaks investigation widens
A second investigator in the Nevada attorney general's office has come under the scrutiny of state agents in the FBI's secrets-for-sale scandal.
11:03 a.m.
Nevada jobless rate increases as economic growth slows down
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's unemployment inched up to 4.7 percent in July, surpassing the national rate but still ranking below neighboring California, the state reported today.
11:00 a.m.
Southwest weighs placing crew base in Las Vegas
For many working airline pilots and flight attendants, the end of the day means a trip to a hotel arranged for by their airlines.
10:59 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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10:59 a.m.
Room rates on LV Strip creeping up
Since the spring, hotel room rates on the Las Vegas Strip have been sliding. But that decline may be coming to a temporary end.
10:59 a.m.
Mission Industries loses bid to rein in competitor
Mission Industries, which said it has multi-year contracts with about 15 hotel-casinos in Las Vegas, sued Brady Linen Services LLC earlier this month, alleging it lost clients after Brady defamed its services and solicited its ...
10:58 a.m.
Strip hotel seeks financing to avoid auction
Eric Nelson Auctioneering Inc. said it was appointed Friday by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to auction the 315-room property on Nov. 20. Vacation Village's gaming equipment will be sold separately.
10:58 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas-Tacoma
E--Pena (6). DP--Las Vegas 1. LOB--Las Vegas 5, Tacoma 6. 2B--Kingsdale (12), Vazquez (26), Betts (38). HR--Christensen (1), Rosario (4), Buhner (2).
10:57 a.m.
A better view: Blinded veterans meet in Las Vegas, learn of ways to make lives easier
One of the reasons the Blinded Veterans Association is opening its national convention exhibit hall to the general public is because the organization wants sighted people to see that blind people are normal.
10:54 a.m.
Woman accused of tossing baby into trash will face trial
A Las Vegas woman accused of discarding her newborn daughter in a trash bin will face trial on an attempted murder charge.
10:52 a.m.
Computer extends summer vacation
Clark County School District students have a new computer system to thank for these last few lazy days of summer.
10:51 a.m.
Stratosphere's plans for ride opposed
Neighbors of the Stratosphere have grown accustomed to hearing the screams of riders on the Big Shot thrill ride and the High Roller coaster at the hotel-casino.
10:51 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Wednesday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- Musical Value -- Hustling Espinoza atop Hines trainee, draws good post for route opener, maiden-claimer graduation Value here. Fantastic Groom -- Ships up from Anita here, Gomez on Perdomo trainee, draws alongside ...
10:51 a.m.
Thomas having big impact on Rebels' program
He has only played one year at UNLV, but the impact junior quarterback Jason Thomas has had on the Rebel football program figures to be felt for many years.
10:50 a.m.
State urged to enact 'living wage'
CARSON CITY -- A report released today calls upon the state of Nevada to enact a "living wage" law that would close the gap between the federally set minimum wage and what it takes to ...
10:50 a.m.
UNLV finally has shed negatives
In only his third year as UNLV head football coach, John Robinson has exorcised just about all the demons.
10:50 a.m.
SCORE leaders
TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)--1. Dave Ashley/Dan Smith, Riverside, Calif., Ford F-150, 125; 2. Tim and Ed Herbst, Las Vegas, Ford F-150, 112; 3. Brian Collins, Las Vegas, Chevrolet C-1500, 89; 4. Mark Post, Laguna Hills, ...
10:48 a.m.
Woman found dead was missing from L.A.
A California woman whose body was found earlier this month on fire near Glendale had been reported missing from Los Angeles County.
10:48 a.m.
News briefs for August 28, 2001
A 19-year-old woman died Monday after she crashed the stolen car she was driving while fleeing from Metro Police, authorities said.
10:47 a.m.
Environmentalists hope Bush's BLM choice is better for Nevada
WASHINGTON -- Las Vegas Bureau of Land Management officials and Nevada environmentalists are reserving judgment on President Bush's choice to lead the federal agency that oversees 264 million acres of public land, mostly in 12 ...
10:46 a.m.
'Improvement' buzzword around Wyoming in 2001
Facts and figures about the Wyoming Cowboys:
10:43 a.m.
Ground broken for new library
The Henderson Library District broke ground this morning on a 42,000-square-foot library in Green Valley, its first new building since 1989.
10:42 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: NFL bettors can't resist win totals
It's a perennial favorite and the most enticing of any of the futures bets offered by sports books in Nevada casinos.
10:40 a.m.
Aladdin still in talks on debt
By the end of today, the Aladdin resort on the Las Vegas Strip could be in default on $700 million in debt. It could also be saved from bankruptcy until at least September 2002.
10:40 a.m.
Sierra Club opposes casino garage near marine center
The Biloxi Planning Commission approved the project two weeks ago. The issue is now before the city council.
10:40 a.m.
Laughlin casino owner posts loss
The loss was slightly greater than the loss of $2.06 million, or 33 cents per share, posted in the year-ago period. But revenues were down 57 percent to $14.2 million, and cash flow was down ...
10:39 a.m.
Hunter's experience a plus for Spoonhour
Charlie Spoonhour finally has Demetrius Hunter on his basketball team. Getting him on the court will have to wait another year.
10:38 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Robinson does about-face on McGruder
Media critics used to call former Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne "Brubaker," alluding to the prison warden played by Robert Redford in the movies, for his willingness to recruit players with questionable character.
10:37 a.m.
Nevada students do well on SAT
CARSON CITY -- Nevada high school seniors scored higher than the national average on the college aptitude test this year, but minority students are still below the norm.
10:36 a.m.
Officers cleared in shooting
Two Metro Police gang detectives acted within department policy when they shot and killed a homicide suspect who was holding a gun to his girlfriend, a police oversight board ruled Monday night.
10:35 a.m.
Frazier makes splash in visit
Long before there were Kobes or Air Jordans, there were the Clydes, made by Puma, and named after New York Knicks point guard and Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier.
10:32 a.m.
Top teams need QB fix for title shot
Tee Martin accomplished a rare feat three years ago. No, not leading Tennessee to a win over Florida, but guiding the Volunteers to the national championship in his first season as the starting quarterback.
10:28 a.m.
2001 NFC capsules
Capsules of the 16 teams in the NFC in order of their finish last season (records are for regular season and in playoffs):
10:26 a.m.
Henderson Star Trek firm tries a new 'enterprise'
Talk about reversing course at warp speed and energizing from one business to another.
9:57 a.m.
2001 AFC capsules
Capsules of the 16 teams in the AFC in order of their finish last season (records are for regular season and in playoffs):
9:55 a.m.
Correction
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:45 a.m.
Senators to take part in Ghanem funeral
Gaming giants Steve Wynn and Barron Hilton and both U.S. senators from Nevada will be among the officials participating in Thursday's services for Dr. Elias Ghanem, a Ghanem family spokesman said.
9:27 a.m.
Obituaries for August 28, 2001
Don Farrell Anhder Jr., 72, of Alamo and North Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 29, 1928, in Alamo. A lifelong resident of Southern Nevada, he was a carpenter at ...
9:27 a.m.
Community briefs for August 28, 2001
Here are some of programs coming up at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area:
9:03 a.m.
Immunization schedule for August 28, 2001
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:02 a.m.
Hosmer new chief of NHP
CARSON CITY -- A man with 25 years' experience in law enforcement is the new chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol. He will succeed Mike Hood, who is retiring at the end of the month.
9:02 a.m.
NLV developing cell tower rules
North Las Vegas city officials want cell phone companies to keep their towers out of residential areas and hope that a proposed law will do the trick.
9:01 a.m.
Dead issues: Funeral home directors debate premise of HBO's Six Feet Under'
The show, created and produced by Alan Ball, who wrote 1999's Oscar winner "American Beauty," uses a funeral home as the backdrop for a dysfunctional family and to show the way Americans deal with death.
8:49 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Diana Wilson: Offering a safety net
RESEARCH REVEALS that homelessness touches one in every three families. You probably have a friend whose family has experienced this social stigma. Even if the affected person(s) stays with family or friends, if they have ...
8:42 a.m.
Letter: Clinton coverage is appreciated
It was good to read of the man from Hope: Our last "elected" president who brought us out of the Bush I recession to a balanced budget, strong surplus, shrinking debt, full employment and a ...
8:42 a.m.
Letter: Fremont Street rally suggested
I just finished checking the lightning rod on my house after I realized I suddenly found myself in agreement with the ACLU on a local issue.
8:41 a.m.
Letter: Give military top priority on the airwaves
To think that "computer geeks" would put their e-mail, chat rooms, eBay, and satellite-linked road maps ahead of the security and safety of the country, (and, yes, even the entire free world), is shocking and ...
8:41 a.m.
Editorial: Homeless situation drags on
One of Goodman's beefs is that he believes city residents will be paying twice for social services -- to the city and to the county -- if Commissioner Erin Kenny's fund-raising plan were implemented. Goodman ...
8:39 a.m.
Editorial: Elias Ghanem's life one of compassion
Ghanem, who died Monday, immigrated to this nation from Lebanon in 1963. While he attended Duke University's medical school, he had to scrimp on eating and sometimes had to sleep in his car to make ...
8:39 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Retracing LaPier's lost weekend
Darcy LaPier made quite a pricey splash in Las Vegas over the weekend. You might remember LaPier as the on-again, off-again wife of Jean-Claude Van Damme (the couple filed for divorce and reconciled numerous times ...
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Giving kids an honorable opportunity
Most people greet the day after returning home from vacation by tripping over the huge pile of laundry dumped from the suitcases and assessing the damage to neglected house plants.
8:26 a.m.
2001 NFC team-by-team schedules
ARIZONA CARDINALS
5:33 a.m.
2001 AFC team-by-team schedules
BALTIMORE RAVENS
5:24 a.m.
2001 College Football Schedules: Buffalo-Hawaii
Aug. 30 Rutgers, 4:30 p.m. Sep. 8 at Bowling Green, 3 p.m. Sep. 15 at Army, 10 a.m. Sep. 22 at Connecticut, 10 a.m. Sep. 29 Cent. Michigan, 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Miami (Ohio), ...
4:56 a.m.
2001 College Football Schedules: Air Force-Bowling Green
Sep. 1 Oklahoma, 12:30 p.m. Sep. 8 Tennessee Tech, 11:30 a.m. Sep. 15 Utah, Noon. Sep. 29 at San Diego St., 8 p.m. Oct. 6 at Navy, 9 a.m. Oct. 13 Wyoming, Noon. Oct. 20 ...
4:56 a.m.
2001 College Football Schedules: South Carolina-Tulsa
Sep. 1 Boise St., 4 p.m. Sep. 8 at Georgia, 4:45 p.m. Sep. 15 Bowling Green, 4 p.m. Sep. 20 at Mississippi St., 4:30 p.m. Sep. 29 Alabama, 4 p.m. Oct. 6 Kentucky, 10 a.m. ...
4:53 a.m.
2001 College Football Schedules: UAB-Wyoming
Aug. 30 Montana St., 5 p.m. Sep. 8 at Florida St., 2:30 p.m. Sep. 15 at Pittsburgh, 10:30 a.m. Sep. 22 Army, 2 p.m. Sep. 29 at Southern Miss., 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at UCF, ...
4:52 a.m.
2001 College Football Schedules: North Texas-San Jose State
Sep. 1 TCU, 3 p.m. Sep. 8 at Oklahoma, 4:30 p.m. Sep. 15 at Arkansas, 4 p.m. Sep. 22 Texas Tech, 5 p.m. Sep. 29 at South Florida, 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Louisiana-Monroe, 4 ...
4:28 a.m.
2001 College Football Schedules: Miami-North Carolina
Sep. 1 at Penn St., 5 p.m. Sep. 8 Rutgers, 1 p.m. Sep. 15 Washington, 12:30 p.m. Sep. 27 at Pittsburgh, 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6 Troy St., 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Florida St., 9 ...
4:21 a.m.
2001 College Football Schedules: Houston-Memphis
Sep. 1 Rice, 5 p.m. Sep. 15 at Georgia, 10 a.m. Sep. 22 Texas, 6 p.m. Sep. 29 TCU, 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at Army, 10 a.m. Oct. 13 Memphis, 5 p.m. Oct. 20 Cincinnati, ...
4:10 a.m.

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