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Archive for December 14, 2001

Sun Girls Hoops Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and Sparks Tribune. Records through Wednesday's games.
12:14 p.m.
Sun Boys Hoops Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and Sparks Tribune. Records through Wednesday's games.
12:10 p.m.
Bareback rider Mote shines on Moon Beam
It has taken five years for Bobby Mote to make it to the National Finals Rodeo.
11:57 a.m.
2001 National Finals Rodeo results - Round 7
World standings: 1, Cody Ohl, Stephenville, Texas, $296,419. 2, Trevor Brazile, Pueblo, Colo., $216,247. 3, Jesse Bail, Camp Crook, S.D., $204,563. 4, Scott Johnston, Gustine, Texas, $186,121. 5, Cash Myers, Athens, Texas, $180,123. 6, Blair ...
11:48 a.m.
Thursday's prep results
11:41 a.m.
Three players plan to join UNLV women
Sheena Moore, a 5-foot-7 Street & Smith's and Nike High School All-American, attends Lansing, Mich., Everett High School -- the alma mater of NBA legend Magic Johnson. Moore averaged a team-high 16.4 points this season, ...
11:39 a.m.
Rebels' Thomas picked for East-West game
Thomas is only the seventh player in UNLV football history to be picked for the game, which benefits the Shriners Hospital for Children and is closely watched by NFL scouts. He joins Oregon's Rashad Bauman ...
11:39 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Rule change leaves Busch on sidelines
NASCAR did not consider giving 16-year-old Kyle Busch an exemption to compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series next season when it instituted a rule requiring drivers in its touring divisions be at least 18 ...
11:32 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m.
NFL injury report
ARIZONA AT N.Y. GIANTS -- Cardinals: DOUBTFUL: G Pete Kendall (feet); CB Tom Knight (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: OLB Rob Fredrickson (knee). PROBABLE: WR David Boston (thigh); DE Tom Burke (neck); WR-KR MarTay Jenkins (back). Giants: DOUBTFUL: ...
11:29 a.m.
11:28 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: So many teams ... so few playoff spots to fill
With four weeks remaining in the regular season, the AFC and NFC are looking strangely similar.
11:14 a.m.
Vegas timeshare developer agrees to be taken over
Mego Financial Corp. of Las Vegas, a vacation timeshare company, Thursday announced a private stock placement with LC Acquisition Corp. that will give LC Acquisition control of Mego.
10:53 a.m.
Smith really knows ropes
He was named one of People magazine's most eligible bachelors in 2000.
10:52 a.m.
Businesses eager for word from OSHA on safety rules
Gene Raltz is eagerly awaiting a signal from the Bush administration about its direction on worker safety regulations that businesses must comply with.
10:52 a.m.
Loss exceeding 10 cents per share expected
"As of (Thursday), we continue to see the events of Sept. 11 suppressing our operating results," Mandalay said in its report for the quarter ending Oct. 31, filed Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ...
10:51 a.m.
Survey: Vegas No. 2 place people want to visit
San Francisco and Las Vegas received 6 percent of the responses to a survey conducted by the Polling Institute of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. New York received 13 percent of the replies. The survey ...
10:51 a.m.
Lavish new Green Valley casino to target locals
One thing is for certain now, just days before Green Valley Ranch Station Casino opens to the public. No one's going to mix it up with a place like Palace Station.
10:51 a.m.
LV company reports loss
The company reported no revenues for the quarter. In the year-ago period, it lost $577,000, or 12 cents per share, with no revenues.
10:51 a.m.
Spoonhour hoping practice lessons pay off on Saturday
WHAT: UNLV (3-3) at Loyola Marymount (5-3)
10:50 a.m.
Patriotism sparking stamp, coin interest
American patriotic-themed postage stamps are selling well, as the events of Sept. 11 bring new collectors into what in recent years has been a slumping hobby, one expert says.
10:48 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Wildcats favored to win another wrestling crown
Don't let Las Vegas High's fifth-place finish in last weekend's 16-team Sierra Vista Duals fool you. The defending 4A state wrestling champs are still the favorite to claim the title again this season.
10:47 a.m.
Killer of child made eligible for parole
CARSON CITY -- The state Pardons Board today granted clemency to Brian Hern, who has served 22 years in prison for the beating death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son in Las Vegas.
10:44 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Saturday's races at Hollywood Park
1st Race -- One Hundred Slews -- Draws good post for sprint opener, hustling Pedroza aboard Glatt trainee, good spot for action. No Wager -- Training at 'Anita, Pincay on Ward trainee, draws good spot ...
10:32 a.m.
Suspect arrested in shooting of girl, 8
Andre Lee was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Clark County Dentention Center, Metro Gang Unit Sgt. Dave Stansbury said.
10:29 a.m.
Goodman doesn't want to share old post office
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman Thursday called a federal proposal to give the city title to the historic downtown post office "unacceptable."
10:28 a.m.
Stratosphere threat not expected to hurt monorail
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday will consider a petition by the Stratosphere to end its financial support of a proposed monorail that would link downtown with a private monorail now under construction.
10:27 a.m.
Mayor hoping to seal a deal
If the city of Las Vegas plans to market its official seal for use by an Internet casino, it would likely bear the image that some city officials have grown to hate.
10:26 a.m.
Hardison, former boxer, prison official, dies at 58
Leon Hardison, who traveled from a pair of trailer homes near the railroad to spar as a teenager with the likes of future U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, and in later life worked as the "policeman ...
10:21 a.m.
'I love Vegas'
Ron McBride says he can't think of anything he'd rather be doing on Christmas Day than coaching his University of Utah football team against the USC Trojans in the Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd ...
10:15 a.m.
South Carolina retailers gear up for new lottery
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As Glise Earnhardt and her husband Mike sat at the South Carolina Education Lottery's training session for retailers, a smile swept across their faces contemplating their rewards from the games.
10:06 a.m.
Separate juries to hear cases
When prosecutors try Jose Vigoa for allegedly robbing the Bellagio of $188,000 last year, they don't want to stop there.
10:01 a.m.
S.C. governor scratches first lotto ticket
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Three years after being elected on a promise to bring a lottery to South Carolina, Gov. Jim Hodges scratched off the state's first ticket this week.
10:01 a.m.
Panel: Tribal casinos can be threat
Stateline and Northern Nevada hotel-casinos need to diversify their visitor base as increasingly larger and more-sophisticated Indian casinos compete for the same customers.
9:59 a.m.
Two defense attorneys withdraw from Perry sexual assault case
Over Franklyn Perry's objections, District Judge Michael Douglas Thursday allowed two defense attorneys to withdraw from Perry's sexual assault case.
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Rough stretch for Utah sports fans
The temptation was to corner Ron McBride and badger him, relentlessly if need be.
9:53 a.m.
Biotechnology merger would be valued at $18 billion
Reports said Amgen, the world's largest biotechnology company, was offering to buy Immunex for a share price in the low-$30 range.
9:50 a.m.
Prices stable in November
The Labor Department said that its closely watched Consumer Price Index showed no increase last month after having fallen by 0.3 percent in October as America's first recession in a decade continued to hold down ...
9:49 a.m.
News briefs for December 14, 2001
Jerlene Murray, 62, and Dorothy Lindsey, 64, suffered fatal injuries in the 10 a.m. accident near Lake Mead Boulevard and Revere Street. The latest deaths bring the total of fatal accidents to 97 this year.
9:49 a.m.
State readies federal suit over Yucca standards
CARSON CITY -- The final touches are being put on a federal lawsuit to overturn new Department of Energy regulations that lower the safety standard for storing high-level nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain.
9:43 a.m.
DOE eyes study of building nuke dump in stages
The Department of Energy has asked a National Academy of Sciences panel to investigate building a nuclear waste repository in stages so that flaws in the project could be identified at an early point in ...
9:42 a.m.
Washington briefs for December 14, 2001
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., lost his longtime battle again this year to fix a veterans pay issue.
9:41 a.m.
Man in wheelchair struck by car while crossing street
The driver of the car that collided with James W. Schuyler stopped briefly after the 5 p.m. accident on Sahara Avenue at Burnham Avenue and then drove off, Metro Police said.
9:41 a.m.
Senator criticizes PUC over energy regulation
CARSON CITY -- A state senator from North Las Vegas says a proposed regulation by the state Public Utilities Commission will hinder development of renewable energy systems from such sources as wind, sun, geothermal and ...
9:39 a.m.
Republic's lock on recycling bolstered
Clark County health officials approved new recycling regulations Thursday that will protect Republic Services' exclusive agreement with the county and, critics say, hurt the Las Vegas Valley's already flagging recycling efforts. Critics said the regulations ...
9:38 a.m.
Teachers protest outside School Board meeting
Signs, whistles, bullhorns, marching -- and a lot of talking -- marked the latest round of protests by Clark County School District teachers.
9:38 a.m.
Letter: 'Notch Babies' ignored again
They have given the richest in the land a major tax break, bailed out industries and insurance companies in the wink of an eye, but ignored the injustice committed against a segment of the population. ...
9:38 a.m.
Letter: Disney a hero in many ways
His contracts were sealed with the shake of a hand. Only when he was near death were they reduced to writing.
9:36 a.m.
Hospital plans 'bloodless' medical center
Prompted by Jehovah's Witnesses, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center administrators are laying the groundwork for Southern Nevada's first "bloodless" medical center.
9:36 a.m.
Raising the bar: Getting into college will be tougher for class of 2006
At an age in which appearances matter, when voices change and high school is imminent, eighth-graders at Schofield Junior High School on Thursday learned that they have one more thing to worry about -- getting ...
9:35 a.m.
Letter: Bush, GOP fight only for the wealthy
President Bush and the Republicans are fighting to get the rich some extra take-home money. They want to accelerate the unfortunate tax cut already legislated. This acceleration will give the rich the biggest boost -- ...
9:34 a.m.
Planners make way for higher education in industrial parks
The Henderson Planning Commission on Thursday passed new regulations that would allow colleges and trade schools to be built in industrial parks, in part to make way for Nevada's first state college.
9:34 a.m.
Editorial: Conscience is nowhere to be found
"We calculated in advance the number of casualties who would be killed based on the position of the tower," bin Laden said. "We calculated that the floors that would be hit would be three or ...
9:34 a.m.
Editorial: Stop the slaughter of West's wild horses
The BLM, starting in 1997, required people who adopted wild horses to sign an affidavit that they had no intention to slaughter the animal. But the Fund for Animals, the group that forced the BLM ...
9:33 a.m.
American Nevada plans 'urban village' near casino
To the east of Green Valley Ranch Station Casino lies 30 acres of barren desert land.
9:33 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: More security and less PC
SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION Norman Mineta has always been one of my favorite public officials. Few members of Congress have a better record of solid accomplishments than the man from California. Not only is he a ...
9:33 a.m.
Recent Las Vegas-area business-related bankruptcies
Russell Moore formerly doing business as Moorelectric Inc. formerly doing business as New Dawn Product, 1201 Shifting Sands, filed Chapter 7, listing assets of $13,200 and liabilities of $460,410
9:32 a.m.
Carter: 'Sky' plot is a bad dream
I can almost recommend the soundtrack. Cameron Crowe's taste in music is pretty discriminating, and the soundtrack to "Vanilla Sky" is a fine primer of "What's happening now," with tracks by Sigur Ros, Radiohead and ...
9:32 a.m.
Date book
"Gift of Lights," a drive-through holiday lights event sponsored by Goodwill of Southern Nevada, is on display from 5-10 p.m. nightly, through Dec. 26 at Sunset Park. Admission is $10 per vehicle. Call 597-1107.
9:25 a.m.
'Forgotten Carols' tells a different holiday tale
Songwriter Michael McLean had already established himself as a composer and copywriter when Deseret Books had approached him several years ago to produce an album of Christmas music.
9:23 a.m.
Immunization schedule for December 14, 2001
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:18 a.m.
Holiday music dominates philharmonic concert
Similar to having many different gifts beneath the Christmas tree, the Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform a variety of seasonal tunes at its annual "Yuletide Celebration" performances this weekend.
9:17 a.m.
Community briefs for December 14, 2001
A Lovelock high school science teacher has won a national teaching award for demonstrating outstanding advocacy for public education.
9:17 a.m.
Holiday giving
For the third consecutive year, students at Silvestri Middle School have raised money to buy toys for needy families.
9:17 a.m.
Manilow: Precise, with just enough hits at Mandalay
As I was picking up my Barry Manilow ticket at will call Thursday night, I discovered there was an extra ticket in the envelop.
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Appetizing choices for holiday dinners
At Christmas time Las Vegas hotels are aglow with Christmas lights and decorations. Pastry chefs vie to see who can produce the most beautiful gingerbread house. Tall, elegant Christmas trees fill the public areas. Bellagio's ...
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Buffalo a product of blue-collar roots
No one famous ever came from Richmond, Calif., except possibly for the world's greatest harmonica player, Norton Buffalo -- and me.
9:11 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Sulich is a dance visionary
A new book by the father of the Nevada Dance Theatre isn't really about Las Vegas and ballet.
9:08 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Manilow's musical rise is well documented
"Barry Manilow has become formidable, extremely large, a legend even, in the show-business sense ... he is a giant among entertainers. There is always a new album, there is always a world tour. Most probably, ...
9:02 a.m.
Tucker doesn't miss a beat in Orleans show
Tanya Tucker was an early starter and has lived several lifetimes for someone not yet 44. She has come a long way since I first reviewed her at the start of the 1970s, when she ...
9:01 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: S&R make a Darren move
Word has it Darren Romeo is about to launch his new Siegfried & Roy-backed show on the Strip. The twentysomething Romeo has been waiting patiently for more than a year to get back onstage, and ...
8:59 a.m.
Model T's
It's been said rock 'n' roll is the soundtrack of our lives.
8:55 a.m.
Obituaries for December 14, 2001
Frederick Don Anderson, 44, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born June 29, 1957, in Tallulah, La. A resident for 35 years, he was a service manager in fire protection ...
8:44 a.m.
Mayor supports changing city's four-day work week
A four-day work week at North Las Vegas' City Hall has been one of the best ways to attract employees, but Mayor Michael Montandon said city officials should be available Monday through Friday in the ...
8:44 a.m.
More attorneys plan new offices downtown
Two local law firms that had considered leaving downtown for the suburbs will break ground on a $12 million office building just blocks from the federal courthouse.
8:43 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Not everybody loves us
The December issue of the American Journalism Review dedicated a three-page piece with the headline "The Rage" and leading with the question "Why Do They Hate Us?" The AJR article, written by Alina Tugend, is ...
4:53 a.m.
Columnist Sandy Thompson: Multiple placements violate children's rights
A Superior Court jury in Washington state recently found that the rights of 3,500 foster children were violated because they were moved from place to place -- one child as many as 48 times.
4:53 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: One is sneaky, the other hasty
Whether Abraham ends up screwing the state or Goodman succeeds in prostituting the city will be clear by early next year. But in both cases, you see men pursuing tendentious goals and only giving the ...
4:52 a.m.
The new campaign trail
The terrorist attacks have created a chasm of uncertainty in the post-Sept. 11 political world, with candidates and their spin machines attempting to fill the void with news that supports them.
4:51 a.m.
Editorial: Stealth is par for the course
Norton's trip to Las Vegas on Tuesday and Wednesday was well known in advance. As part of Norton's tour, she gave a speech at the 18th annual Governor's Conference on Tourism, dropped by a number ...
4:49 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Rummy chic is all the rage
My own thoughts were not unique: bin Laden's body language was as chilling as his words, especially his collapsing hand gesture that mimicked the Trade Center towers. And his laugh -- he chuckled as he ...
4:33 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Homer was a model of service
A lot of people knew and loved Homer, who died at Mountainview Hospital Dec. 8 after a weeklong battle with pneumonia.
4:25 a.m.
Time for Tony
Tie a yellow ribbon around Tony Orlando -- he's coming home.
4:24 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: A little Wein calms Goodman
It was de ja vu all over again for our mayor last week. When he learned he was cut from "Rush Hour II" back in August it was, "I'm mad as hell ... There won't ...
4:24 a.m.
Letter: Teachers forced to set example
He is on the right track -- and I am awaiting his further initiatives.
3:51 a.m.
Letter: Opponents fail to grasp benefits of cloning research
They have learned how to clone a human embryo. Their goal is not to clone human beings, but to use these cells for experimentation to provide hope and help to those who need it so ...
3:50 a.m.
Mobile crew fills a need in area schools
Lying on a dentist chair, 7-year-old James Lund quietly stared at the roof, while Dr. Febiana Paran looked at his teeth.
3:50 a.m.
Lullaby Connection helps families with infant supplies
Reach Lullaby Connection at or 521-1061.
3:50 a.m.

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