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Archive for January 11, 2001

LVCVA to vote on opposing nuke dump
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will follow the lead of the business community and formally join the fight against a nuclear repository at Yucca Mountain, the Sun has learned.
11:33 a.m.
Labor leader joins anti-Ashcroft campaign
The president of the international Culinary Union, which represents thousands of Las Vegas casino workers, is joining the growing coalition against Attorney General-nominee John Ashcroft.
11:33 a.m.
Rain continues to soak valley
A storm roaring through California overnight began drenching the Las Vegas Valley early this morning, creating slick roads that caused a rash of fender benders, National Weather Service forecasters said.
11:32 a.m.
Jet blows two tires; no one injured
The incident occurred as Flight 100, which originated in Portland, Ore., landed shortly after 9 a.m. Passengers aboard the flight deplaned on the tarmac and boarded eight buses that shuttled them to the main terminal.
11:27 a.m.
Casino owner Icahn weighing deal for TWA
Financier Carl C. Icahn, owner of three Las Vegas Casinos, signaled Wednesday that American Airlines will have to deal with him if it wants to buy TWA.
11:26 a.m.
Gamblers losing record sums in Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Gamblers spun the turnstiles at Kansas City's four casinos 25 million times last year and left behind a record $535 million.
11:25 a.m.
Investors punish gaming stocks after win report
Investor jitters over the Las Vegas gambling industry's prospects in 2001 continued after the state Gaming Control Board reported Wednesday that Nevada's gaming win fell 3.2 percent in November, its second decline in three months.
11:23 a.m.
In the hunt
He may have been pawing for moss in the Russian snow, or wooing a cow -- as it was mating season last October when he was shot.
11:22 a.m.
Group reveals covert NTS blasts
The United States is quietly searching for new uses for old nuclear weapons in research at the Nevada Test Site.
11:21 a.m.
Felony sex crime charges against detective dropped
Federal and county prosecutors will not press felony sex crime charges against a Metro Police narcotics detective accused of having a sexual relationship with a local 16-year-old boy, but he still faces possible misdemeanor charges.
11:20 a.m.
Report: Nevada's poor lack defense in court
A federally funded study by a nationally known research group has found that there are systematic problems with how Nevada defends its poor in the courtroom.
11:20 a.m.
Murderer sentenced to death
John Edward Butler could become Nevada's 89th death-row inmate.
11:19 a.m.
Herrera to deliver good news, bad news
He's young and new to his post as Clark County Commission chairman, but don't expect a timid State of the County address from Dario Herrera on Tuesday.
11:18 a.m.
Las Vegas division leads company home sales
"One particular standout was our Las Vegas division, which delivered a record 3,000-plus homes in fiscal 2000, placing it on a stand-alone basis among the top-25 largest homebuilders in the United States," said CEO Bruce ...
11:18 a.m.
LV firm in $58 million settlement with Pentagon
Sierra will get an immediate $21.3 million payment, the company said. The remaining $36.9 million will be paid monthly until May 2003, the company said.
11:18 a.m.
Football legend Joe Namath signs on as pitchman for Vegas mortgage lender
Football legend Joe Namath guaranteed a New York Jets win against the heavily favored Baltimore Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl. Now he hopes to work the same magic for a fast-growing Las Vegas mortgage ...
11:17 a.m.
Alliance Gaming profit increases
The news cheered investors, who this morning bid up Alliance stock 88 cents to $11.38, an 8 percent increase and near the company's 52-week high.
11:16 a.m.
Illinois riverboats beat records
CHICAGO -- Illinois' riverboat casinos closed out their first full year of dockside gambling by posting a record $1.65 billion in annual revenues.
11:15 a.m.
Rio workers choose union representation
Neither side revealed what percentage of Rio employees signed authorization cards for the Culinary, though Culinary chief organizer Kevin Kline called it "a solid majority." The Rio is owned by Harrah's Entertainment Inc. of Las ...
11:14 a.m.
Station maps expansion, theme plans for the Reserve
For the third time in five months, Station Casinos Inc. received approval from the state Gaming Control Board to acquire a competitor in the Las Vegas market.
11:14 a.m.
Sun Girls Basketball Top 10
Records through Tuesday
11:11 a.m.
Prominent Nevadans help fund inauguration
MGM Chairman Terry Lanni, Las Vegas Sands Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer William Weidner and slot machine manufacturer International Game Technology of Reno were among 140 people and firms who had contributed through Monday ...
10:54 a.m.
Air Force, DOE at odds over repository site access
Scientific studies at Yucca Mountain, the proposed high-level nuclear waste repository, have been delayed this week after the Air Force refused to grant the Department of Energy unrestricted access to the site.
10:41 a.m.
State officials confident of keeping tobacco funds
While 16 states are going to lose close to $200 million in tobacco settlement funds, the Nevada attorney general's office says the state is assured of holding onto its full allotment.
10:39 a.m.
Two officers fired by NLV Police
"Internal investigations were started in reference to misconduct," Lt. Art Redcay, a department spokesman, said. "The investigations sustained unprofessional conduct in both cases, and they were terminated."
10:39 a.m.
Regent on Pitino: Show me the money
If UNLV has made Rick Pitino a firm offer to become its next basketball coach, the university better not be making promises it can't keep or promising money it doesn't have.
10:34 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Don't count on '51s' tag disappearing
With the exception of former Channel 3 sports anchor Colin Cowherd, who called from Portland (where he's now covering exciting college football) to say he actually likes the new nickname of Las Vegas' triple-A baseball ...
10:32 a.m.
Boulder City mayor thanks everyone in his State of the City speech
Boulder City Mayor Robert Ferraro spoke Wednesday night of the accomplishments of others in his State of the City address.
10:30 a.m.
Western has big Day against Durango
A year ago, Durango's boys basketball team put on an offensive clinic in its Sunset Region semifinal game against Western, ending the Warriors' season with a flurry of 3-pointers, dunks and layups.
10:30 a.m.
Rick's on his way -- to visit
Rick Pitino couldn't seem to decide Wednesday if UNLV has made him an offer to be its next basketball coach.
10:30 a.m.
NFL Hall of Famer to address Eagle Scouts
Mack, a former Los Angeles Ram, is an Eagle Scout and vice president and regional director of Bechtel Infrastructure Corp.
10:30 a.m.
Western's Day opts for Oregon State
At this rate, maybe Oregon State should consider changing its name from Beavers to Las Vegans.
10:29 a.m.
White House veteran to support teen journalists
For six decades -- 40 of those years from the White House -- the name Helen Thomas has stood for excellence in newspaper reporting.
10:28 a.m.
Good being kept in dark by UNLV
Max Good knows there is no benefit in getting adversarial with UNLV's administration.
10:25 a.m.
State urged to do more to keep track of economy
A national report about economic trends has given rise to calls for more specific data to be generated at the state level, so that more informed public policy decisions may be made.
10:22 a.m.
Woman draws 50-year sentence
A Las Vegas woman tried one last time Wednesday to persuade the family of her dead boyfriend that she never meant to kill him.
10:21 a.m.
Witness's bulletproof vest not cause for new trial
A 22-year-old Las Vegas man who was convicted of murder with the help of a prosecution witness who wore a bulletproof vest on the stand lost his bid for a new trial Wednesday.
10:21 a.m.
2nd time a charm for Garcia
The first time Brandon Garcia took up wrestling, he did so at the behest of his father, himself a former high school and collegiate wrestler. Just 6 years old at the time, Garcia hardly embraced ...
10:20 a.m.
Safety gives Rebels verbal commitment
UNLV seems to be developing quite a nice pipeline with Butte Community College in Oroville, Calif.
10:20 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: North meets South in special MLK basketball event
Now that the conference basketball season is in full swing, you may be wondering how Northern Nevada's top boys teams will stack up to Southern Nevada's best.
10:20 a.m.
Mojave High's Cooper garners national exposure for fighting
Among the best kept secrets at Mojave High School in North Las Vegas is that one of its students, sophomore Melinda Cooper, is profiled in the February issue of Teen Magazine.
10:15 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Mayweather, Corrales to settle differences
It's a rivalry that has simmered since each man turned pro in 1996 and moved to Las Vegas.
10:11 a.m.
River storage plans delayed
A Southern California water provider's plans to store excess Colorado River water in the eastern Mojave Desert have been delayed.
10:10 a.m.
Bandits breathe a sigh of relief after close win
When the buzzer sounded and the clock read zero, the Las Vegas Bandits players and coaches were thankful that the game was over and victory was theirs.
10:10 a.m.
XFL: League announces UPN broadcasters
Craig Minervini will handle play-by-play, Bob Golic will serve as analyst, and Lee Reherman and Kip Lewis will handle sideline reporting duties.
10:09 a.m.
Mental health center's safety issues addressed
CARSON CITY -- Structural defects at the state's mental health center in Las Vegas have prompted fire safety concerns for the estimated 60 patients being treated at the facility.
10:09 a.m.
NLV recycling yard faces closure
A North Las Vegas salvage yard could be shut down unless it complies with city requirements that have been ignored for two years.
10:09 a.m.
Catching up with: Jamar Brown
High School: Valley ('98)
10:08 a.m.
Sen. Clinton joins panel led by Reid
Reid is chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee until Republicans reclaim control of the Senate later this month. Reid will then be the committee's top Democrat, and Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., will be ...
10:06 a.m.
Prep boys basketball standings
9:57 a.m.
Prep girls basketball standings
9:57 a.m.
Prep wrestling standings
9:56 a.m.
Prep girls soccer standings
9:55 a.m.
Obituaries for January 11, 2001
Thomas Field Archer Sr., 80, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Colorado. A resident for one year, he was a security guard at Rockwell International ...
9:55 a.m.
Sun Boys Basketball Top 10
Records through Tuesday
9:50 a.m.
Would-be sky divers give indoor flying a whirl
Within 20 minutes the two were briefed on the most effective crash position and dressed in oversized flight suits, joining three other students in a 12-foot-wide, 22-foot-high padded tunnel.
9:40 a.m.
Community news briefs for January 11, 2001
Some Citizens Area Transit buses will be sporting new paint jobs.
9:27 a.m.
Veterans warned of benefits scam
Veterans officials are warning Nevada's ex-military members about a scheme that offers lump-sum payments for monthly disability checks or pensions -- a proposal that eventually cheats the recipients out of thousands of dollars.
9:26 a.m.
Nellis officer awarded Bronze Star
Lt. Col. James Carnahan, who is in charge of the weapons and tactics division of Red Flag exercises at Nellis Air Force Base, was recently awarded the Bronze Star.
9:26 a.m.
Letter: Deregulate power market
He has, for example, attempted to pin the blame for California's power woes on deregulation instead of the state's strict pollution regulations. Yet the most "damaging electrical regulations," as a Cato Institute analysis puts it, ...
9:22 a.m.
Letter: Fair deal must be demanded by citizens
Since Eisenhower we've been pitted against each other, buried in the day-to-day requirements of our meager lives in this Great Society, so that we've lost all common sense. We are letting corporations, politicians, government, lawyers ...
9:22 a.m.
Editorial: Always be careful what you wish for
Ashcroft's conservative views on race, abortion and a host of other social issues have generated the most controversy for the nominee, but Nevada's leading industry also should be troubled by his hostility to gaming. For ...
9:21 a.m.
Editorial: Bigger is not always best for us
Such an intense concentration of market share by just two companies spells trouble. Fewer airlines means less choices. The lack of competition, in turn, means that airlines have less incentive to keep fares low. Shareholders ...
9:21 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Tomorrow has arrived
AT LONG LAST ... a meeting.
9:21 a.m.
Tourism chief gets raise
Cortez makes more than Clark County Schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia, University of Nevada, Las Vegas President Carol Harter, and former UNLV basketball coach Bill Bayno.
9:07 a.m.
Teenager sentenced in McDonald's shooting
The prosecution and the defense already had agreed that Miguel Cano, 19, would be sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility beginning in 10 years for the murder charge.
9:06 a.m.
Shootings kill 3 at Nevada County office, restaurant
Sheriffs said Scott Harlan Thorpe fatally shot three people and wounded two others at a county office and a restaurant where he believed the cooks were poisoning him.
9:04 a.m.
Council gathers data on gambling addicts
Problem gamblers were the focus Wednesday of a daylong conference in Albuquerque. Experts agreed that 1 percent to 4 percent of Americans have some degree of a gambling addiction or disorder.
9:04 a.m.
Miami backer has history, future with tribal claims
One element of the Wilmots' strategy in backing the tribal claims is to lobby and make campaign donations to members of Congress, who can play a major role in decisions critical to federal government regulation ...
9:03 a.m.
Interests clash over pros and cons of dockside gambling
"As I told the caucus, 'You guys do whatever you want to do. Have dockside, don't have dockside, but don't make up your mind because it's a source of revenue, because it's a poor source ...
9:02 a.m.
Casinos leery of Ashcroft selection
Several months later in St. Louis, Ashcroft delivered another blistering attack on the industry at the convention of the National Coalition Against Legalized Gambling, headed by the Rev. Tom Grey, one of gambling's fiercest enemies.
9:01 a.m.
SoCal Edison's layoffs include Laughlin plant
Plant spokesman Don Henderson said most of those being laid off in Laughlin would be managers rather than hourly workers and that some would be offered early retirement.
9:01 a.m.
Fate of Hilton sale to be known soon
But Roski must close the deal by Saturday, which means he will have until Monday - the next business day, Scott LaPorta, Park Place executive vice president and chief financial officer, said Wednesday. Or, Roski ...
9:00 a.m.
Elko man killed in Newmont mining accident
Scott was driving a water truck Monday when he backed into a drift area in the main tunnel and fell down the shaft.
8:59 a.m.
Jury recommends death for Butler
Prosecutors maintain that Butler and an accomplice, Ross Hack, shot and killed Shersty and Newborn in the desert northwest of Las Vegas.
8:58 a.m.
Group opposes non-nuclear tests on nuclear bombs in Nevada
"Research toward making nuclear weapons more useable is not progress toward global elimination of nuclear weapons," said Andrew Lichterman, an official with the Western States Legal Foundation.
8:58 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Reflections on 79 years of life
On being 79 ... The first reaction was satisfaction at making this annual milestone, which was followed immediately by the realization that at 5 p.m. on Jan. 9, I would actually be starting my 80th ...
8:51 a.m.
Second John-Joel concert added at MGM
The first show, scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, is sold out. Tickets for the second show, scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 18, go on sale at 9 a.m. ...
8:49 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: A tribute to Bryan's career
For 36 years Sen. Richard Bryan has been looking after my interests. It's time to say thank you to Nevada's retiring U.S. senator.
8:49 a.m.
Belle busts out at Blue Note Las Vegas
Before Jill Scott and Lauren Hill put life back into R&B, there was another group of singers who emerged in the late '80s, including Jennifer Holiday and Regina Belle, both springing from the gospel tradition.
8:47 a.m.

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