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Archive for August 31, 2001

Nevada requests delay in hearings on nuclear dump
The Department of Energy announced a new location for a public hearing on Yucca Mountain on Wednesday in Las Vegas. All meetings begin at 5 p.m. with an informal session, followed by testimony from 6 ...
11:29 a.m.
Recent Las Vegas-area business-related bankruptcies
Jimmy Carrol Wallace also known as Jim Wallace doing business as Tecopa Hot Springs Trans. Inc., 1801 Crawford, Pahrump, filed Chapter 7, listing assets of $45 and liabilities of $51,310.
11:26 a.m.
UNLV studies may aid Yucca fight
Transmutation research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas could remove the need to ship thousands of tons of the nation's nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain, a Department of Energy scientist said Thursday.
11:19 a.m.
Rudin gets life with possibility of parole
Margaret Rudin was sentenced this morning to life in prison with parole possible after 20 years in the December 1994 death of her husband, Ronald Rudin.
11:18 a.m.
CCSN official quits after remark
Community College of Southern Nevada administrator Mike Meyer resigned from his post Thursday after admitting to college officials that he uttered a racial slur that was heard by the wife of Assemblyman Wendell Williams.
11:17 a.m.
Fulton cuts UNLV out of his will
Former Anchor Gaming Chairman Stanley Fulton said this morning he has removed the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from his will and has resigned as a trustee of the foundation.
11:16 a.m.
Anti-Internet gaming thrust predicted
A bill aimed at outlawing Internet gambling will likely be introduced in the House of Representatives within two weeks, American Gaming Association Chief Executive Frank Fahrenkopf said.
11:16 a.m.
Del Webb names new Nevada chief
While executives with Pulte Inc. and what formerly was the Del Webb Corp. map a new but leaner nationwide strategy, change in the Las Vegas operation has been limited to some executive shuffling.
11:12 a.m.
Vegas visitation for Labor Day looks flat
The number of visitors expected for the Labor Day weekend in Las Vegas remains flat, making experts' predictions of a growth slowdown on the Strip ring true.
11:10 a.m.
Growing pains: Las Vegas shopping center tenants endure stream of construction woes
The retailers of Westland Fair, a central Las Vegas shopping center now undergoing a major facelift for a new Wal-Mart supercenter and a Home Depot, are for the most part enduring pain now in hopes ...
11:10 a.m.
New York Indian casinos in jeopardy
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The chance to open casinos in western New York is slipping away because of the state Assembly's failure to act on a gaming agreement Gov. George Pataki reached with Seneca Indians, according ...
11:08 a.m.
Gaming briefs for August 31, 2001
A Canadian Internet gambling website operator sued a Las Vegas software developer, alleging it failed to have ProPoker's website in operation by the end of May after it was paid more than $300,000.
11:08 a.m.
AC casino workers compete in 'olympics'
ATLANTIC CITY -- In this olympics, there were no time trials, no TV cameras, no color commentators whispering into their microphones.
11:07 a.m.
Small Colorado casinos sold
Bullwhackers assets consist of Bullwhackers Casino, the Bullpen Sports Casino, the Silver Hawk Saloon and Casino and an administration and 475-car parking area.
11:05 a.m.
Gaming giant names chairman
Robinson will take over as chairman Oct. 1, when Jackson retires.
11:04 a.m.
Lobbyist: Failure of problem gambling bill is a disgrace
The gaming industry's top Washington lobbyist is criticizing the Nevada legislature for failing to pass a groundbreaking problem gambling bill in this year's session.
11:03 a.m.
Investment firm purchased
SIFE, which had 23,400 customer accounts as of July 31, will become the Wells Fargo SIFE Specialized Financial Services Fund, Wells said. Terms weren't disclosed.
11:02 a.m.
Finance brokers suspended
The move comes during a year in which the bank, owner of Citibank, has been under fire for alleged predatory lending practices after it acquired subprime consumer-finance giant Associates Financial last year.
11:01 a.m.
Factory orders improve
The 0.1 percent increase followed a revised 2.9 percent drop in June. New orders so far this year are 6.8 percent below the same period last year.
11:01 a.m.
Plant's future to be debated
Henderson resident Alice Purvis could be Poly West's worst nightmare. The 1947 graduate of Basic High School and retired buyer for the nuclear industry dug up newspaper reports of safety and labor violations by the ...
10:54 a.m.
Time, money cited in work card removal
Purging work card records of Clark County employees who no longer need the documents would be so time-consuming, it would take 10 full-time employees more than 14 years of work to accomplish the task, Metro ...
10:53 a.m.
Letter: Clearing up gun confusion
While doctors by accident kill many more people than guns do deliberately, it does not mean that guns are a health hazard, as if having a gun makes someone psychotic. Since every life is important, ...
10:52 a.m.
Letter: Nuke dump too close for comfort
Our population in the Las Vegas Valley has more than quadrupled since the 1987 federal law that singled out Yucca Mountain for investigation, and our visitor population is now 90,000 a day. The Paiute Snow ...
10:52 a.m.
Letter: Proposal for wilderness deserves support
Off-road vehicle users should have access, and in the Citizens' Wilderness proposal, they do. There are boundary roads around just about every potential wilderness area, and many cherry stems (or roads that penetrate wilderness that ...
10:51 a.m.
Five apply for top public defender's position
It has been 29 years since Clark County has had to replace its top public defender, but now that there is a vacancy, county officials apparently won't have a problem filling the position.
10:51 a.m.
Las Vegas fifth in poll of desirable places
Forget the traffic jams, smog and water woes -- Las Vegas ranks fifth in a new Harris poll as the city to which other Americans would like to move.
10:51 a.m.
Hundreds bid farewell at services for Ghanem
It won't be recorded in any medical journals, but Dr. Elias Ghanem, at least in the opinion of gaming giant Steve Wynn, discovered the cure for a broken heart.
10:50 a.m.
Lawsuit vs. Mack claims unpaid debt
Michael Mack, who is more than $3.3 million in debt, has been sued by a Las Vegas man who says the city councilman owes him more than $33,400 from a $100,000 loan issued in September ...
10:50 a.m.
Editorial: Labor Day more than a holiday
But we shouldn't forget that the city's success has been due to the working-class people who literally have built this city. The hotel room that was perfect upon a visitor's arrival was due to the ...
10:45 a.m.
Editorial: Industrial park is no place for homes
Thirteen years later the industrial park's developers now want the County Commission to allow homes to be built on that land, a change that would undo the industrial park's purpose, which was to isolate potentially ...
10:42 a.m.
Reilly's promotion of Lynn abandoned
Clark County manager Thom Reilly said he has abandoned his plan to promote assistant Building Director Ron Lynn to director in light of a 3-year-old controversy recently brought to his attention.
10:39 a.m.
Raccoon with plague caught
Human plague is an extremely rare bacterial illness that can transmitted through the bite of infected fleas or contact with an infected animal. An estimated 14 percent of all plague cases in the United States ...
10:38 a.m.
Group: Feds underfund alternative energy
CARSON CITY -- An environmental organization is complaining the federal government spends almost all of its research money for energy on nuclear power rather than alternative sources.
10:37 a.m.
Assemblyman says Guinn is abusing benefits law
CARSON CITY -- The assemblyman who chaired the committee that processed a law allowing certain essential employees to collect both pay and retirement benefits says the law is being abused by the Guinn Administration.
10:37 a.m.
Cheerleaders to join Spoonhour at luncheon
Cheerleaders to join Spoonhour at luncheon
10:36 a.m.
Teams set for Vegas King & Queen tourney
The 10th annual Paul Mitchell King & Queen of the Beach, being hosted for the fifth consecutive year by the Hard Rock hotel-casino Sept. 6-9, concludes the eight-stop 2001 Association of Volleyball Professionals Pro Beach ...
10:36 a.m.
Edwards, Kraft top Air Canada tourney
Former UNLV standout Chris Riley and Brent Geiberger opened with 66s, and defending champion Rory Sabbatini, Jesper Parnevik, David Gossett, Scott McCarron, Heath Slocum and Craig Barlow of Henderson were in an 11-man group at ...
10:35 a.m.
With nation's eyes on him, Thomas fails Heisman test
LITTLE ROCK -- Of all the times for Jason Thomas to play the worst game of his collegiate career.
10:34 a.m.
Officer's actions were within use-of-force policy, board rules
A Metro Police officer's actions when he rammed a stolen sport utility vehicle that had just run over a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was within the department's deadly force policy, a police oversight board ruled ...
10:28 a.m.
Men identified in casino heist, transcript shows
Oscar Sanchez Cisneros' brother identified Cisneros and Jose Vigoa as the two men seen in a videotape of a $188,000 casino heist, according to a grand jury transcript released Thursday.
10:26 a.m.
Drop in gas prices fuels travel plans for Southern Nevadans
With cheap gasoline prices, reduced-rate flights and available hotel rooms, tens of thousands of Las Vegans are expected to leave their tourism capital hometown for other destinations this Labor Day weekend.
10:26 a.m.
Girl, 14, arrested on prostitution charges
Metro Police arrested a 14-year-old girl on prostitution charges Wednesday and also arrested the man who detectives say brought her into town on a Greyhound bus.
10:25 a.m.
Death-row inmate enters plea
Defense attorney Joseph Sciscento said Donte Johnson entered the type of agreement that does not require him to admit guilt but which acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of battery with a ...
10:25 a.m.
Charges in drive-by shooting likely to be dropped
Charges against two suspects were expected to be dropped today in connection with a drive-by shooting that left a 35-year-old North Las Vegas woman dead as she was attending her sister's wake.
10:25 a.m.
News briefs for August 31, 2001
A 21-year-old man was booked Thursday in connection with the killing of a 39-year-old man caught in the cross fire when gunmen fired at another man.
10:24 a.m.
Court briefs for August 31, 2001
A Clark County jury Thursday spared the life of a California man convicted last week of killing a Kentucky tourist at the Stratosphere.
10:24 a.m.
Voting machine approved
CARSON CITY -- Secretary of State Dean Heller today approved the use of a new voting machine that permits the person to touch the screen to choose candidates and to select the language on the ...
10:24 a.m.
Reloaded and ready
Marcel Demaree can recall, in detail, the way The Meadows Mustangs junior varsity squad lost a heartbreaker to Mojave back in the fall of 1998.
10:20 a.m.
Rebels somehow lose
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A football coaching axiom says that a team improves the most between its first and second games.
10:20 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Tough loss apt to haunt UNLV
The price to be paid for taking part in such a lousy game on national TV will be significant.
10:19 a.m.
UNLV-Arkansas game analysis: Plenty of errors
The man: Troy Mason returned a Richie Butler punt 39 yards to the Arkansas 11-yard line to set up the only score of the quarter, a 27-yard field goal by Dillon Pieffer.
10:17 a.m.
Prep football schedules: Independent schools
All games at 7 p.m.
10:15 a.m.
Meadows looking to extend long winning streak
A capsule look at the independent schools:
10:01 a.m.
Where I Stand: Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr.: A step up for gaming
ON OCT. 1 the doors of a trade show and conference will open at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Hardly news, you say, to a city that probably hosts more such shows than any other ...
9:46 a.m.
Correction
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:37 a.m.
Holiday closings
Holiday closings
9:30 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas-Tacoma
E--Alexander (10), Fitzgerald. DP--Las Vegas 1. LOB--Las Vegas 7, Tacoma 6. 2B--Post (13), Alexander (43), Grabowski (31). HR--Mota (8), Alexander (8). SF--Johnson. SB--Akers (6). CS--Stankiewicz (2), Rosario (4), Crosby (1).
9:30 a.m.
Mexican officials seek consulate site in Las Vegas
Two officials from Mexico President Vicente Fox's administration were in town Wednesday to scout office sites for a consul.
9:29 a.m.
Datebook
"Jurassic Park" will be presented at Las Vegas' Movie Under the Stars feature from 8-10 p.m. today at Molasky Community School, 7801 W. Gilmore Ave. Admission is free. Call 229-5345.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Music an appetizer at Jazzed Cafe
Jazzed Cafe owner Kirk Offerle says the recipe for a great evening is combining great jazz and great food in a classy atmosphere.
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: The ups and downs of Orlando's singing career
Tony Orlando, as an entertainer, is one of the best party hosts in show business when it comes to involving an entire audience ... Party time starts at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, in the ...
9:12 a.m.
Harrah's Comedy Cabaret a good fit for King and his magic
"The Mac King Comedy Magic Show," an afternoon offering starting its second year at Harrah's Comedy Cabaret, has been extended through 2006. King is genuinely funny, and he is also an excellent magician who interacts ...
9:11 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Music still emits from Liberace's home
The guy lowered his video camera and asked quite seriously:
9:10 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Saturday's races at Hollywood Park
1st Race -- Kalihi Maggie -- Espinoza atop Mitchell trainee, draws good post for the turf mile opener, should get the trip here. Revillew Slew -- Flores sits Eurton trainee, draws alongside top pick, a ...
9:09 a.m.
Obituaries for August 31, 2001
Dick Lee Dawson, 84, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born June 3, 1917, in Caliente. A lifelong resident, he was a retired brakeman for the Union Pacific Railroad.
9:08 a.m.
Thursday's prep results
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: It's hail to the chef as Clinton visits NOBHILL
It was pure happenstance that I dined with friends at Michael Mina's NOBHILL at MGM Grand the night our former prez, Bill Clinton, dined there.
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Schmidt opts for another driver change
The revolving door at Sam Schmidt Motorsports continues to spin.
9:06 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 2 p.m.
9:04 a.m.
Yoakam Cash-ing in on his country idols
Johnny Cash began his recording career with Sam Phillips and Sun Records in 1955, even as rock 'n' roll was still in its diaper stage.
9:01 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Take Note: 'Stevie D' a Blue man
Club promoter Steve Davidovici is making a comeback. Davidovici was once famously involved with Club C2K, the venue he helped run before it was shuttered in September only to reopen without him a few months ...
8:59 a.m.
This week's races
Southern 500
8:59 a.m.
Monster of Rock
It's often said the world is divided into two groups: the haves and the have-nots.
8:56 a.m.
Rodin exhibit reopens lively authenticity debate
According to the Las Vegas Art Museum, more than 10,000 visitors have paid $5 each to view "Rodin's Obsession: The Gates of Hell, Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collection," a collection of ...
8:37 a.m.
Births for August 31, 2001
Aug. 8:
8:36 a.m.
Police department accreditation is renewed
The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. examined the department's policies, observed procedures, interviewed officers and sought comments from residents before making a decision.
8:34 a.m.
Public defender applicants dispute federal study
The five attorneys applying for the county's top public defender's job disagree on whether the office takes enough cases to trial.
8:32 a.m.
Clergy team up to protect rights of workers
The stench stayed with him.
4:27 a.m.
Stealing part of history: Archaeological theft is a serious, but common, crime
Movies such as "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Tomb Raider" may portray relic hunting as a glamorous, globe-trotting career, but the National Park Service is trying to send a different message:
4:23 a.m.
County on path to aid bicyclists
If not for the Clark County Government Center gymnasium and its shower facilities, county right-of-way agent Dante Corso would not be commuting 10 miles to work on his bicycle.
4:22 a.m.
UNLV-Arkansas box score
First Quarter
4:21 a.m.
Local woman there to comfort families of plane crash victims
A plane carrying American citizens crashes in a foreign land. Hundreds of family members are shocked, confused, searching for answers and anything to grapple with their pain.
4:02 a.m.
National Hispanic Heritage Month observed in Vegas
For the third year in a row, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will be hosting a series of events during September and part of October in observation of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
4:02 a.m.
Clark High student makes difference pennies at a time
For Jolene Chen, donated pennies amounted to a summer rich in lessons and travel.
4:02 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Classic Hank: Yucca dump could destroy state tourism
Sun Publisher Hank Greenspun, wo died in 1989, was a prophetic, hard-hitting columnist who butted heads with world giants and demagogues and zealously defended the rights of the little guy.
4:02 a.m.
Legend of Loretta
In a distinguished 41-year career, Loretta Lynn has risen from a life of poverty to win almost every major award a singer can win.
4:02 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Enterprising action can halt sprawl
A school. A drugstore. A subdivision.
4:02 a.m.
Editorial: Academic freedom in cross hairs
McClure seemed to be a shoo-in for tenure, which offers job security and allows professors more freedom to tackle research or teaching that may be controversial. But her bid for tenure was rejected in 1997, ...
4:02 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Nevadans dig in for Yucca war
NEVADA LEADERS have been waging a political war in the trenches this past week to put off key hearings on the safety of Yucca Mountain.
4:02 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Never having to say you're sorry
CONTRITION is found in the political world even less often than fortitude. If only it were in greater supply, taxpayers would save money on predictable ethics hearings, politicians would save money spent on lawyers and ...
4:02 a.m.
Letter: Better options than drilling in Arctic refuge
There is no good reason to drill in the Arctic refuge. It would not save the U.S. money nor would it decrease our dependence for foreign oil, because there is only an estimated six months' ...
4:01 a.m.
Letter: A day to honor union pioneers
As we celebrate Labor Day, let's not forget that at the beginning of the last century workers worked 6 day weeks, 12 hours a day, for low wages, and no provision for disability, medical care ...
4:01 a.m.
Where I Stand -- D. Taylor: Labor is alive and well
IT'S NO SURPRISE that as corporate America and its political allies continue their nonstop march to relegate the labor movement to obscurity, many Americans have come to think of Labor Day as just another day ...
4:01 a.m.
Columnist Sandy Thompson: Journal tracks whereabouts, information
WHEN LAVONDA McClain was a teenager, she sometimes left her house without telling any family member where she was going or who she was seeing.
4:01 a.m.

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