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Archive for February 20, 2001

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12:01 p.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Helping us "live long"
THE FUTURE is finally here. How can we not afford it?
11:45 a.m.
Panel fumes over Yucca lobbyist
Faced with the difficult task of keeping nuclear waste out of Southern Nevada, the Clark County Commission today chose a nationally recognized lobbying firm to lead it through the war.
11:28 a.m.
Hearing no longer secret, but still under wraps
District Judge Kathy Hardcastle plans to give the public access to a hearing this week in the security-heightened Bellagio robbery case.
11:28 a.m.
Nevada lagging in prenatal care
Pregnant Nevadans in 1998 were less educated and less likely to receive adequate prenatal care than the national average, according to a study released today.
11:26 a.m.
CCSN chief starts new job in Oregon on April 1
Robert Silverman will begin a new job leading an Oregon community college on April 1 -- hastening the search for his replacement as interim president at the Community College of Southern Nevada.
11:21 a.m.
Nevada Power parent calls fuel costs 'crippling'
Nevada Power Co.'s parent company reported worse-than-expected losses today as high wholesale prices for fuel and purchased power continued to hurt the state's top electricity producer.
11:18 a.m.
New tests proposed for state's students
Testing changes
11:17 a.m.
AC casino action includes work on "Ocean's 11"
ATLANTIC CITY -- The baccarat pit at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino became a movie set as Oscar-nominated director Steven Soderbergh, heartthrob George Clooney and dozens of behind-the-scenes workers began filming on "Ocean's 11," a ...
11:16 a.m.
Local news briefs for February 20, 2001
A 39-year-old local waitress apparently despondent over money jumped from the Interstate 15 overpass at Tropicana Avenue this morning.
11:16 a.m.
Reid schedules hearings on Fallon leukemia
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans to bring congressional hearings to Fallon in April to look into 11 cases of childhood leukemia confirmed in the Northern Nevada community.
11:14 a.m.
Lawmakers bear down on issues concerning power woes
CARSON CITY -- After testimony Monday that they have little control over consumer pricing, supplies and construction of new power plants, state legislators this morning began to learn that everyone can make a difference in ...
11:13 a.m.
Jeweler sued for rent
In a Clark County District Court lawsuit, Aladdin Bazaar LLC sued Venice Beach Partners doing business as Barone Art and its three Californian partners, Arne Freeman and Tony and Karen Barone, alleging they removed their ...
11:12 a.m.
Arraignment set for suspect in fatal shooting at Harrah's
A 31-year-old suspect in a Harrah's shooting death, who was arrested in New Jersey after mistakenly being released from the Clark County Detention Center, is back in Las Vegas.
11:12 a.m.
Residents organize to oppose proposed casino
MORGAN CITY, La. -- A group opposed to putting a riverboat casino in the Morgan City area collected more than 60 pages of signatures from other residents opposed to having a gambling hall near their ...
11:11 a.m.
Slot machine maker posts higher profit
SYDNEY, Australia -- Gambling machine maker Aristocrat Leisure today reported a 10.3 percent jump in net profit to A$64.9 million for 2000, as its push into international markets offset declining revenue in the mature Australian ...
11:10 a.m.
Jury finds oil giant cheated dealers out of $500 million
MIAMI -- Exxon Corp. cheated 10,000 station owners in 35 states out of $500 million over a 12-year period by inflating wholesale fuel prices, a federal jury ruled today in awarding that amount.
11:10 a.m.
Firms accused of reorganizing to avoid payment of Sprint bills
Sued were Easy Cellular Plus, Easy Cellular Inc., Easy Phone Inc., Pre-Paid Phones Ltd. and an alleged alter ego of the companies, the Lorinda C. Bucchieri Family Limited Partnership. Sprint claims the companies and the ...
11:09 a.m.
CEO leaves for Burger King
MINNEAPOLIS -- John H. Dasburg is stepping down as president and chief executive officer of Northwest Airlines to return to the restaurant industry as the head of Burger King Corp., the airline announced Monday.
11:09 a.m.
Nix is Boulder City's traveling councilman
Boulder City Councilman Bryan Nix is a frequent flier on the taxpayer's nickel.
11:06 a.m.
Gorman to face a challenge in Reno
Just last week, it looked to many like a done deal.
11:00 a.m.
Collapse in 2nd half sinks UNLV
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Forget all of the Rebels' high-minded talk about finishing the season with pride and togetherness.
11:00 a.m.
Fans honor lost legend
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dale Earnhardt's true impact upon America's collective consciousness came into focus on Monday, the day after the seven-time NASCAR Winston Cup champion died of head injuries suffered in a crash during ...
11:00 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Boxing fans are only so resilient
Over the weekend a local casino executive and a boxing promoter were lamenting the fact that recent fight cards in Las Vegas haven't been drawing large crowds.
10:59 a.m.
Las Vegan Wynalda to play for Revolution
Wynalda has scored 34 goals and 16 assists in 106 appearances with the national team but didn't make the team for any World Cup qualifiers last year. He has scored 23 goals and 31 assists ...
10:53 a.m.
Outlaws get rid of starting quarterback
Cawley had come on in place of Ryan Clement, who sustained a separated shoulder in the first quarter of the Outlaws' game Feb. 11 in Memphis, Tenn.
10:53 a.m.
Pitino not interested in Rhode Island job
University president Robert Carothers said Pitino had been contacted by the school, but on Monday "expressed his desire not to be further considered for this position."
10:53 a.m.
2001 State prep basketball tournament schedules
At Lawlor Events Center
10:48 a.m.
Rebels basketball notebook: Parmer collects bragging rights
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- As Marlon Parmer walked past UNLV's locker room after the game, the New Mexico point guard tapped Dalron Johnson on the chest and gave him a smile and a nod.
10:42 a.m.
Legislative briefs for February 20, 2001
A bill has been introduced by the Assembly Government Affairs Committee to allow Clark County municipalities to acquire more of the streets now owned by the state.
10:38 a.m.
Schools must find more bus money
CARSON CITY -- Everybody seems to agree that the Clark County School District should bus elementary school students who live farther than 1.5 miles away from their schools.
10:38 a.m.
Disruptive-students program defended
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn's decision to scrap a $500,000-a-year program to help school districts handle disruptive students came under some criticism today by state legislators.
10:38 a.m.
Laser restrictions get Assembly OK
CARSON CITY -- Most adults view laser pointers as either a small flashlight or an annoyance often flashed onto the theater screen during the previews.
10:37 a.m.
Business briefs for February 20, 2001
Three tourists sued two Las Vegas aerial sightseeing tour companies, alleging they suffered injuries while on a sightseeing flight of the Grand Canyon.
10:30 a.m.
Legislation would help city annex county islands
CARSON CITY -- A proposal that would grant the city of Las Vegas more ease in annexing county islands was introduced Monday in the Assembly.
10:29 a.m.
School funding rally gets support
Waving signs and drawing honks and hollers of support from passing traffic, an estimated 1,000 Clark County School District employees Monday marched along Paradise Road and Sands Avenue in an effort to raise support for ...
10:29 a.m.
County-city zoning feud will be revisited
Flashpoints of recent Clark County Commission land use decisions will be back on the commission's agenda Wednesday -- including a controversial decision that highlighted disagreements between the city of Las Vegas and the county.
10:29 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: LV's Trampler savored meeting with Mathews
Chances are Dale Earnhardt, the hard-driving stock car racing legend, and Eddie Mathews, the hard-living baseball Hall of Famer, never met.
10:27 a.m.
UNLV football loses bid for linebacker prospect
UNLV's bid to land arguably the top linebacker prospect on the West Coast this year, Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High School's Marvin Simmons, apparently has come up short.
10:23 a.m.
Community news briefs for February 20, 2001
Odyssey Hospice Care is seeking volunteers to provide emotional support, companionship, brief caregiver relief, transportation and run errands for patients with a life limiting illness.
10:20 a.m.
Black History Month celebrations planned
An African-American cultural celebration and luncheon, "Celebration of Culture V," will begin with a show at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Clark County Library Theater, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. Cost of the luncheon is $10 ...
10:14 a.m.
10:13 a.m.
Letter: Notch babies need Bush's help
As a World War II veteran I've written to some of our senators and congressmen. James Roosevelt was the only active voice for our concern.
9:55 a.m.
Letter: GOP continues Clinton pursuit
Certainly Clinton has proved to be something less than a far-left liberal, but the Republicans seem to see some basic evil that lies just below the surface.
9:54 a.m.
Letter: Rich pay more, so they deserve bigger tax break
When you cut income taxes you can't avoid helping these upper income groups, because they are the ones who pay all the taxes. The bottom 50 percent income group pays only 4 percent of all ...
9:53 a.m.
Editorial: Earnhardt's passing leaves fans in sorrow
NASCAR's success was generated mainly by Earnhardt. The sport has become extraordinarily popular, including here in Las Vegas, which will hold a Winston Cup race in two weeks. It is unknown what lasting impact Earnhardt's ...
9:53 a.m.
Billiards parlor owner and top player Butterfield dies
At age 14 Frank Butterfield left home to earn a living as a pool hustler and escape the poverty he knew as a child.
9:52 a.m.
Obituaries for February 20, 2001
Eusebio Alfonso, 82, of Las Vegas died Friday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Cuba. A resident for many years, he was a retired chef.
9:52 a.m.
Editorial: Let's tackle underage gambling
It is encouraging that later this year the state Department of Education will include a question on gambling -- for the first time ever -- in a statewide risk behavior survey that is given to ...
9:48 a.m.
Mobile Art
They don't make 'em like they used to.
8:54 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Busy Joel claims his steak
Billy Joel found a home away from home this weekend at Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons. Sure, most celebs have star-friendly Vegas hangouts they like to frequent during visits. But how many places ...
8:40 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A brush with kitty hygiene
You know society has reached a certain level of economic security when adults occupy their time with endeavors such as brushing their cats' teeth.
8:37 a.m.
Bill could help Billy Walters get his seized millions
CARSON CITY, Nev. - Golf course developer and high-rolling gambler Billy Walters pressed Tuesday for changes in a law used by Las Vegas police to seize $2.8 million from him in an alleged money-laundering case.
4:33 a.m.
Truck accident closes U.S. 95-Alternate near Yerington
YERINGTON, Nev. - A truck accident resulting in the spill of sulfuric acid closed U.S. 95-Alternate north of Yerington for much of the day Tuesday.
4:32 a.m.

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