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Archive for January 23, 2001

Funds earmarked in Yucca fight
Awareness group
11:34 a.m.
Wal-Mart opens three stores in Las Vegas blitz
Reno sued over store denial
11:30 a.m.
Lawmakers laud agenda
CARSON CITY -- Legislative leaders -- both Republicans and Democrats -- handed out mostly kudos to Gov. Kenny Guinn on his 33-minute "State of the State" message Monday.
11:27 a.m.
Millions of dollars in tuition at stake in computer school's closure
Computer Learning Centers Inc.'s sudden closure Monday left 212 Southern Nevada students locked out of their classrooms.
11:26 a.m.
Guinn details final budget
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn's $3.85 billion budget includes help for the working poor to get health care and for low-income families to pay their escalating fuel bills and it doubles the rebates to ...
11:25 a.m.
San Francisco loss to benefit LV
The Dallas-based company announced Monday that it would cease its 14 daily flights to San Francisco and redistribute operations to Oakland, Sacramento and San Jose, Calif. When operations end in San Francisco March 5, the ...
11:24 a.m.
Restaurant on Strip to be sold
Michael Lewellen, BET spokesman, said: "The restaurants don't fit under the new structure after the purchase of BET assets by Viacom. It's the decision of the shareholders to shop for a potential buyer for the ...
11:24 a.m.
Big LV developer in bankruptcy
Several banks had filed lawsuits in recent months in Clark County District Court to recover more than $26 million in unpaid debts from the company.
11:23 a.m.
County to review car lot zoning
A controversial land-use decision by the Clark County Commission was sent back to the county by a state court.
11:18 a.m.
Rehabilitation center to close after quarter-century
CARSON CITY -- The Jean Hanna Clark Health Center, which rehabilitated thousands of injured workers in Las Vegas and from throughout the state for the past 25 years, is closing, Employers Insurance Co. of Nevada ...
11:18 a.m.
Nevada wants back in hunt for train project
The route was unfairly cut out of the competition for nearly $1 billion in federal money, Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., said in a letter Monday to President Bush's Transportation Secretary-nominee Norman Mineta. His confirmation hearing ...
11:17 a.m.
State's third House district debated
Democrat Shelley Berkley on Monday told a legislative panel that she prefers to continue representing her urban -- and largely Democratic -- district of Las Vegas and Henderson.
11:17 a.m.
Transport Workers win Tropicana vote
Out of 174 eligible dealers, 112 voted to be represented by the TWU, while just 51 voted against. As of this morning, neither side had filed objections to the vote. The property is owned by ...
11:17 a.m.
Regulator urges Park Place exec be banned from industry
ATLANTIC CITY -- New Jersey's top casino regulator recommended Monday that a gambling-addicted former casino president be banned from the business.
11:16 a.m.
Casinos will continue to subsidize AirTran flights
GULFPORT, Miss. -- Casino companies Beau Rivage and Grand Casinos have reached an agreement to continue subsidizing AirTran Airways jet service at Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport.
11:15 a.m.
Uninsureds crowd ERs for routine care
A high number of uninsured Las Vegans are using overcrowded emergency rooms as their primary source of health care, a national study shows.
11:12 a.m.
Station Casinos hit by new competition, road work
Station Casinos Inc. and Park Place Entertainment Corp. each reported weaker results for the fourth quarter today, as poor weather and increased competition took a bite out of the two Las Vegas companies' earnings.
11:11 a.m.
Unusual activity seen in Casino Data stock trading prior to takeover
Stock run-ups after a deal aren't anything unusual. But at Casino Data Systems, the run-up came before the fact.
11:11 a.m.
Panel files ethics complaint against McDonald
Embattled City Councilman Michael McDonald will be able to argue within the next 20 days for his future on the council.
11:07 a.m.
Governor's nod good sign for Henderson college
Nevada State College at Henderson received Gov. Kenny Guinn's nod during his State of the State address Monday, setting into motion the birth of a new state-run college system that would effectively create a middle ...
11:07 a.m.
Guinn's K-12 proposals get mixed reviews
Clark County School District officials are being cautiously optimistic about Gov. Kenny Guinn's proposed budget increases for K-12 education.
11:07 a.m.
Coroner's inquest set in Metro shooting
A Clark County coroner's inquest has been scheduled for next month to determine if a Metro Police officer's shooting of a schizophrenic man wielding a knife last week was justified or criminal.
11:05 a.m.
Metro OKs settling of suits
Metro Police's financial oversight committee Monday approved a $90,000 payout to settle two lawsuits stemming from traffic accidents involving officers.
11:04 a.m.
Safety tax issue back on the table
A $2.25 million federal grant announced Monday by Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., could force the Henderson City Council to revive a public safety bond issue that voters narrowly rejected just 10 weeks ago.
11:01 a.m.
Space heater blamed for fatal fire in home
Las Vegas Fire Department officials say that a Sunday morning fire that killed a 71-year-old man may have started in an extension cord being used for a space heater.
11:00 a.m.
Local news briefs for January 23, 2001
A 19-year-old Las Vegas woman was killed Sunday morning when the sport utility vehicle she was a passenger in rolled several times on a small road south of State Route 160.
11:00 a.m.
DMV waiting times are dropping as problems with computer solved
When former Washoe County Sheriff Richard Kirkland took over as director of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety seven months ago, he knew he was in a less than perfect situation.
11:00 a.m.
Trial begins in shooting death
The trial of a teenager accused of kidnapping and murdering a 25-year-old local man last spring began Monday.
10:41 a.m.
LV firm to stop selling Italian cars
This settlement is part of a global move by Volkswagen-owned Automobili Lamborghini S.P.A. of Bologna, Italy, to phase out Lamborghini importers and distributors worldwide.
10:40 a.m.
Boxing promoters in litigation over funds
In a Clark County District Court suit, Camille Gray sued Stewart and a partner, Rose Chu, a chief executive of Promote Classic Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, also alleging they defamed her when they accused her ...
10:40 a.m.
Ads explain electric issues
The company, which has received a series of rate increases from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada that have pushed bills up more than 12 percent since July, blames increased fuel costs for the increases.
10:39 a.m.
LV investors allege mismanagement
A Las Vegas man sued the brokerage and a consultant, John Ebanietti, alleging he lost potential profits because they failed to follow his instructions to buy a certain stock.
10:39 a.m.
Drug trial begins for Metro officer who almost died
The trial of a Metro Police officer arrested nearly two years ago on drug trafficking charges began Monday.
10:35 a.m.
Compromise sought in battle over Boulder City council raises
The Boulder City Council tonight will discuss a compromise that would preserve council salary raises threatened by an initiative petition signed by 753 residents.
10:34 a.m.
Boxing notebook: Steele quitting as referee
It was during the sixth round of last Saturday's fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Diego Corrales at the MGM Grand Garden that referee Richard Steele made a decision he had been considering for some ...
10:32 a.m.
On the road to a title?
It says it right there beneath his put-up-your-dukes pose on his publicity photo:
10:31 a.m.
Reaction: Show us the money
Three academicians and a state employees union chief gave Gov. Kenny Guinn a mixed report card on his State of the State address.
10:28 a.m.
Address should be satisfying to most legislators
Despite troubling economic signs on the horizon, Gov. Kenny Guinn delivered a State of the State address Monday with raises for state employees, bonuses for teachers and enough specific funding to please lawmakers on both ...
10:28 a.m.
Community news briefs for January 23, 2001
The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is offering these free hikes and walks with reservations: Tales of the Southwest: Program on Wednesday weaves American Indian and pioneer stories of the Red Rock Canyon and ...
10:26 a.m.
Stupak in litigation over LV motel
Thunderbird Hotel Management, which owns the Thunderbird Hotel, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November, listing assets of $3.5 million and liabilities of $2.227 million.
10:24 a.m.
Stern: Betting still hinders NBA chances
Just west of the Plaza hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas sits an undeveloped plot of land about 61 acres in size.
10:24 a.m.
Shooting slump ends for Lewis with breakout game
Before Jermaine Lewis headed up the stairs of the Thomas & Mack Center to go home Monday night, he stopped to give New Mexico coach Fran Fraschilla a hug.
10:24 a.m.
Man: LV woman defrauded gamblers
In a Clark County District Court lawsuit, Founders Acquisition & Merger Inc. and James Noryian sued Susan Penny, whom he said he met while she was working at the Stratosphere Tower in November 1999.
10:24 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: PBA Tour gives itself a make-over
In a recent M*A*S*H rerun the camp was aflutter after a bowling lane was set up and the competition for the championship was keen.
10:23 a.m.
LV company sues New Jersey firm
ISW's "SportXction" wagering system, which could only be accessed from Nevada, offered patrons the ability to wager in real-time, even play-by-play. The service had received the approval of the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
10:23 a.m.
Adelson, Lanni honored
Adelson, chairman of Las Vegas Sands Inc., was named "Gaming Person of the Year" by Travel Agent Magazine for the creation of the Venetian resort.
10:23 a.m.
Cimarron names Maki football coach
As a Mojave assistant coach, Gary Maki saw area football power Cimarron-Memorial -- one of the Rattlers' division rivals -- more times than he'd care to remember during the past five years.
10:22 a.m.
Ohioan holds slim lead at Orleans
Lizzi toppled 2,035 pins for a 226.1 average while Wiseman's numbers were 2,033 and 225.8.
10:22 a.m.
Las Vegas Amtrak service progressing slowly
Danette Woo, environmental compliance specialist with the Mojave National Preserve, a 1.6 million-acre desert area just south of the California-Nevada border, said studies have begun on track improvements in the park area.
10:20 a.m.
Orleans Open Monday results
Results Monday of the Orleans Open:
10:20 a.m.
Names sought for role model awards
Nominations of women in the community who are good examples for other women and girls are being sought for the Nevada Women's Role Model Awards.
10:19 a.m.
CART driver Minassian shrugging off pressure
If recent history is any indication, open-wheel racing fans are going to be hearing a lot about Nicolas Minassian in the coming years.
10:17 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Diggs should be praised, not punished
What is it with the UNLV basketball program? Most days, nobody's talking, then the one day somebody does say what's on his mind, he gets in trouble for doing it.
10:16 a.m.
'Dot' hits spot in rare start
Sylvester Dotson started the game with a flourish and hoped he could finish it the same way.
10:07 a.m.
Lewis fuels UNLV with career-best 24
The Rebels provided an abject lesson in crime and punishment Monday night.
10:06 a.m.
Letter: Use generators to pump fuel
There are a number of stand-by turbine generators around the world that are available on a short-term rental basis that could more than adequately service the pumps for the fuel lines coming to the Las ...
10:05 a.m.
Letter: Republicans now have total control of nation
Now all the branches of the federal government are under your control: the presidency, the Senate, the House of Representatives and the Supreme Court. Most of the statehouses of government, including Nevada, are also controlled ...
10:05 a.m.
Obituaries for January 23, 2001
Frank E. Baca, 73, of Henderson died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Dec. 17, 1927, in Seligman, Ariz. A resident for six years, he was a retired elementary school principal.
10:03 a.m.
Editorial: Governor's agenda is ambitious
But even Guinn had his limits. The governor, citing the prospect of tough economic times ahead, said he would not propose new taxes. The governor previously said he would oppose a teachers' union initiative to ...
10:02 a.m.
FAA may have decision soon in case of alcohol use by pilot
The Federal Aviation Administration might take action to suspend the flying license of a Northwest Airlines pilot who reportedly operated a passenger flight last week while under the influence of alcohol.
9:33 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Lonely ... but right on
The headline in Monday's Sun said, "Reid lone dissenter at Abraham hearing."
9:29 a.m.
R Galleries/Atelier makes an art of poster production
For more photos of R Galleries/Atelier, see this section:
9:23 a.m.
Pipe Dreams?
While some people around the country are playing a dirge for organ music in religious services, UNLV soon will have the largest pipe organ in the state on which to train a new generation of ...
8:47 a.m.
State workers, teachers benefit from Guinn's budget increase
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn unveiled a $3.8 billion state budget for the next two years -- a 20 percent increase in spending that includes pays raises for state workers, a bonus for school ...
8:43 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Resilient Reynolds still rolling
Just two days after her doctors told her to take it easy, Debbie Reynolds was onstage in Las Vegas -- albeit in a motorized cart. Reynolds performed four nights last week at the Orleans from ...
8:40 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Revisiting the legend of Liberace
On her recent visit to Las Vegas, my mom recalled an evening back in the late 1940s when her parents returned home from a dinner show at Detroit's Statler Hotel.
8:39 a.m.
New Mexico-UNLV Box Score
NEW MEXICO (12-4, 2-1)
7:00 a.m.

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