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Archive for January 10, 2001

London theme promoted for Strip land
New World LLC officials have said they hope to develop up to three hotel-casinos at the site, located on the east side of the Strip across from Mandalay Bay.
11:39 a.m.
Icahn, Las Vegas company could move to block AA acquistion deal
In a strategy reminiscent of his takeover of the Stratosphere hotel-casino, Icahn has amassed a sizable position in TWA's debt, the Wall Street Journal reported today. In previous instances, including at the Stratosphere, Icahn has ...
11:38 a.m.
TWA files for bankruptcy, agrees to AA acquisition
DALLAS -- American Airlines has agreed to acquire most of Trans World Airlines Inc.'s assets for about $500 million in a deal announced today that will bring an end to the financially troubled TWA, whose ...
11:37 a.m.
Rates may rise in Pahrump
The association, which acquires one-third of its power from hydroelectric dams on the Colorado River -- an inexpensive source -- but the rest on the spot market, will consider power cost adjustments to consumers.
11:37 a.m.
Bankrupt National Airlines sues to get two aircraft engines
National, which said one of its Boeing 757 aircraft is sitting idle because Texas Aero Engine Services LLC is holding its engine until a $1.8 million repair bill is paid, seeks an injunction against the ...
11:36 a.m.
Las Vegas firm's blimp crashes in Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A wayward blimp crashed into a waterfront restaurant and a boat after its two-man crew was forced to jump from the gondola. Only the pilot suffered minor injuries.
11:36 a.m.
November casino win declined
CARSON CITY -- For the second time in three months, casino winnings have dropped -- signaling a potential slowing of the gambling economy in Nevada.
11:36 a.m.
Demand seen for 3rd HCA hospital in Vegas
The company that owns Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and MountainView Hospital plans to build another hospital in Las Vegas, but company officials say those plans are too preliminary to discuss details.
11:35 a.m.
Hilton building $111 mil. timeshare on Strip
Construction of the first phase of the Hilton Grand Vacations Co. project, a 297-unit timeshare tower, will commence this summer. The first phase of the project is expected to cost $111 million, a price that ...
11:34 a.m.
Gibbons strategizes with fellow legislators
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., this week is planning strategy for the upcoming congressional session with some key House Republicans during their visits to Las Vegas.
11:25 a.m.
Joining of nuke lawsuits requested
The Department of Energy has asked a federal court to combine 14 nuclear waste storage lawsuits brought by electrical utilities so that a single judge can hear the case.
11:25 a.m.
Mayor threatens to sue DOE over nuke shipments
Calling the agency's actions criminal, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said Tuesday the city may sue the Energy Department to keep nuclear waste from coming to Yucca Mountain.
11:25 a.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Banquet to help Retriever Club
Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Las Vegas Hunting Retriever Club banquet. The fund-raiser is slated for Friday, Jan. 26, at the Gold Coast. An auction, a silent auction and raffle will ...
11:24 a.m.
Nevada schools get bad grades
The push for higher standards in Nevada schools is commendable, but it needs to be balanced or it will fail, a new study says.
11:20 a.m.
New voice in Yucca fight
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11:19 a.m.
Report: Special interests rule Legislature
Special interests
11:18 a.m.
Study backs kids' hospital
A task force strapped with the job of determining how best to address children's health care in Clark County has recommended a free-standing children's hospital, according to a report released Tuesday.
11:15 a.m.
Rhodes beats one rap, faces others
North Las Vegas City Councilman John Rhodes has beat a charge of felony fraud by the district attorney's office, but he's not yet off the hook.
11:15 a.m.
Goodman touts downtown progress in annual speech
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman was supposed to talk for about 20 minutes Tuesday evening during his 2001 State of the City address.
11:15 a.m.
Homeowners may flex polling-place muscle
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11:14 a.m.
Union accuses O'Connell of meddling with education tax
CARSON CITY -- The teachers' union has accused Sen. Ann O'Connell, R-Las Vegas, of misusing her power in ordering a brief to be filed in the state Supreme Court opposing the proposed 4 percent profits ...
11:12 a.m.
Travel guide gives 5 stars to two LV eateries
Two Las Vegas restaurants have won the Mobil Travel Guide's coveted five-star ratings for the second year.
11:12 a.m.
Metro follows leads in beating
Metro Police are closer to rounding up and questioning a group of teenagers suspected in the near-fatal beating of a homeless man last month, investigators said.
11:11 a.m.
LVCVA OKs ad spending, raise for Cortez
The LVCVA's "High Roller Fantasy" campaign, devised by R&R Partners, Las Vegas, will include $7 million in media buys airing during "Good Morning America" and "The Today Show."
11:11 a.m.
Harveys CEO out
Scharer, 45, who joined Harveys in November 1982, said in a company statement that he wanted to spend more time on personal projects and planned to take some time off before determining future plans.
11:10 a.m.
Engelstad sued by would-be buyer of casinos
A Texas real estate investment trust filed a lawsuit accusing hotel-casino owner Ralph Engelstad of blocking its attempt to buy several of his properties including his two Imperial Palace gambling resorts in Las Vegas and ...
11:10 a.m.
Scam diverted $865,000 from Las Vegas Mirage to AC casino
According to the indictment, returned Monday, Majid S. Farvid, 53, of Dusseldorf, received credit at the casino in 1997 by providing false information about a checking account. The account actually belonged to the Mirage Resort ...
11:10 a.m.
Creditors compete for bridge loan to Regent
The Regent Las Vegas needs as much as $20 million to get it through the next several months, to the point where the property can be either sold or recapitalized.
11:09 a.m.
Ensign to serve on panel that proposed college betting ban
WASHINGTON -- Freshman Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., will serve on the Senate Commerce Committee -- the panel led by chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who plans to re-introduce a bill that would hurt Nevada casinos.
10:53 a.m.
Defensive prospect may pay dividends
Don't be surprised if you see some UNLV football coaches walking around their Lied Athletic Complex offices with their fingers crossed the next few weeks.
10:37 a.m.
Rebels, UCLA in line for Pitino
Rick Pitino says the UNLV coaching job is "the only opening in college basketball."
10:37 a.m.
Big opportunity
Regina Miller hasn't had to look too hard to find motivational material as she prepares her Lady Rebels for Thursday night's Mountain West Conference opener at home against Utah.
10:36 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Internet gaming gets scrutinized
To see them portrayed on television, they're living the life of Riley.
10:36 a.m.
Columnist Victoria Sun: New UNLV women's golf coach plans to hit the ground running
In the upcoming weeks, Kelley Hester will log more airline miles than time in her own bed.
10:33 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Western swing gains sponsor
It was recently announced by the PGA Tour that The St. Paul, a company headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., is now the presenting sponsor of the PGA Tour's 2001 West Coast swing.
10:32 a.m.
Talented Bandits struggling to remain above .500 mark
Figuring out the Las Vegas Bandits has been challenging for outside observers and equally puzzling even to those on the team.
10:31 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: Horseplayers vie for $212,000 at MGM
The race and sports book at the MGM Grand this weekend promises to quiver with the type of horse racing electricity most often associated with the Breeders' Cup or Kentucky Derby day.
10:25 a.m.
Teen's attorneys making a bid to get case sent to Juvenile Court
Defense attorneys for a 16-year-old boy accused of shooting his father to death last year will be taking their bid to get him tried in Juvenile Court to the Nevada Supreme Court.
10:24 a.m.
Possible 10th case of leukemia in Fallon studied
Nevada health officials are investigating another possible case of childhood leukemia in Fallon possibly linked to nine others diagnosed within the last year.
10:23 a.m.
Las Vegas area fishing report
LAKE MEAD: Largemouth bass are being caught in the Overton Arm while the striped bass and rainbow trout fishing continues to be fair in the Boulder Basin, according to the Nevada Division of Wildlife.
10:23 a.m.
Deadline nears for contacts rebate
CARSON CITY -- Nevadans who purchased several brands of contact lenses are being reminded by the state attorney general's office that they have until Jan. 31 to register to be eligible to receive a cash ...
10:22 a.m.
Judge adds four years to sentence in killing
A North Las Vegas teenager who killed a young mother in a freak shooting incident two years ago will be spending at least the next 14 years in prison.
10:22 a.m.
Second trial begins in elderly couple's slaying
The second of two Las Vegas teens accused of murdering an elderly couple known for selling candy to neighborhood children is now on trial.
10:22 a.m.
Agassi wins his first test in Melbourne
Agassi beat Nicolas Kiefer 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-2 in the first round of the Colonial Classic today in Melbourne. Bothered by a sore elbow, Safin withdrew from the eight-man exhibition tournament hours after losing 6-2, ...
10:16 a.m.
Utah's Majerus will miss rest of season
Majerus announced Tuesday he will take the season off to spend time in Milwaukee with his ailing mother, a cancer survivor who recently was diagnosed with a lung tumor.
10:16 a.m.
Community news briefs for January 10, 2001
State Engineer Hugh Ricci has scheduled a prehearing conference on ground water claims made by federal and state states agencies and Paiutes in Moapa Valley.
10:02 a.m.
BLM to round up more wild burros
Concern for the safety of drivers and animals has prompted the Bureau of Land Management to schedule another roundup of wild burros today and Thursday.
10:02 a.m.
Boulder City council briefs for January 10, 2001
The Boulder City Council nearly passed new regulations on water conservation that would have put violators in jail for up to six months with fines as high as $1,000.
10:01 a.m.
Letter: These guys are out of time
9:46 a.m.
Letter: Gore lost election all on his own
And Gore very well may have come out ahead in such a recount. It was the Democrats, not the courts, nor the Republicans, who wasted time and effort trying to change the rules, letting the ...
9:44 a.m.
Letter: California has polluted Nevada for years
I can remember 25 years ago when these power companies came through Henderson and rammed the Navajo power line down our throats. When the City Council voted it down, the California power companies, with the ...
9:43 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Around mayor, cynicism hasn't a chance
OSCAR GOODMAN is one of those people who always seems to be enjoying himself -- and I'm talking about sans Beefeater.
9:43 a.m.
Editorial: Breaking the glass ceiling
What also is positive is that the women here aren't relegated to just being backbenchers -- several hold key leadership posts. In the Senate, Republican Ann O'Connell chairs the important Government Affairs Committee and Democrat ...
9:42 a.m.
Editorial: Chavez's lamenting does miss the point
The bottom line is that Chavez's downfall was due to her failing to own up to the fact that she misled the Bush transition team, which quietly asked her to drop out. It was Chavez ...
9:41 a.m.
Federal agents join in bust of alleged fake ID, license maker
RENO, Nev. - Federal immigration agents joined in the arrest Tuesday of a Reno man accused of selling hundreds of false international driving permits and fake Nevada identification cards that he says he obtained on ...
9:33 a.m.
Obituaries for January 10, 2001
Sandra D. Abrams, 55, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born March 19, 1945, in New York City. A resident for 12 years, she was a retired executive director for ...
9:15 a.m.
Savvy wine buy: '99 Sancerre La Crele
Available at Marche Bacchus, $18.99.
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Some twists and turns in San Fran
Travel time: For months a friend and I had been making plans to spend the holidays in San Francisco. San Francisco filled the bill for all of my requirements: It's a short plane trip from ...
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Evening event honors local couple for fund-raising efforts for temple
Sandy and Stan Mallin were honored by the congregation of Temple Beth Sholom during a splendid gala held in the temple's new ballroom. Guests numbering 350 entered through a tent decorated by Paige Dixon of ...
8:19 a.m.
Local tortilla company a true success story
Editors note: This is another in an occasional series on food companies involved in the Made In Nevada program.
8:18 a.m.
V Bar is drawing fame -- and the famous
As the clock strikes midnight, the V Bar lounge at the Venetian is winding up.
8:17 a.m.
Report card for Nevada schools
Report card
1:38 a.m.

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