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Archive for January 25, 2001

Columnist Ron Kantowski: Tough job keeping stars at home
When Cheyenne High's Demetrius Hunter steps onto the floor with the resurgent Georgetown Hoyas for their intersectional battle with UNLV tonight, the first thought on the minds of most Rebels' fans will be "What the ...
12:50 p.m.
Super Bowl TV ratings
Super Bowl TV ratings
11:44 a.m.
Super Bowl facts and figures
PARTICIPANTS -- Baltimore Ravens (AFC) and New York Giants (NFC). This is the first appearance for Baltimore and the third appearance for the New York.
11:42 a.m.
Super Bowl records
Super Bowl records
11:41 a.m.
Catching up with: Molly Sullivan
High School: Green Valley ('98)
11:38 a.m.
Sun Athletes of the Week: Greg Gifford and Liz Cansdale
Male Athlete of the Week: GREG GIFFORD
11:37 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Nearly every Sunrise team still has a shot
Thus far, most of the focus in the 2000-2001 prep basketball season has been on the Sunset Region, and rightly so.
11:32 a.m.
Nevada gambling fees increase
Fees paid by gaming license applicants in Nevada escalated drastically Jan. 1 to fund sizable pay increases for employees of the state Gaming Control Board.
11:31 a.m.
Experts offer differing predictions on direction of Las Vegas economy
Depending on who you listened to at Preview 2001 Wednesday, Las Vegas' economy either is on the verge of hard times, is lukewarm or is poised for more meteoric growth.
11:30 a.m.
Orleans Open Wednesday's results
Standings Wednesday in the PBA Orleans Casino Open with 16-game match-play record and 34-game pinfall totals:
11:30 a.m.
Road Runner revival
Cory Eatman has seen it all too many times before -- the look of supreme confidence on opponents' faces when they take the court for a game with Vo-Tech.
11:30 a.m.
UNLV Olympic sports notebook: Rebel softball to tune up with game against alumni
The UNLV softball team will look to its past in an attempt to help it prepare for the immediate future when the Rebels take on their alumni this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Rebel Diamond.
11:29 a.m.
Henderson computer school sold, to reopen
A Utah private school operator is buying the Las Vegas-area campus of Computer Learning Centers and will reopen its classrooms for 212 students Monday.
11:26 a.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Inauguration day a lasting memory
I've had the opportunity to do some interesting and wonderful things in my life, but until last weekend had never been to the inauguration of a president.
11:25 a.m.
Sale of power plants in Nevada opposed
CARSON CITY -- A petition to stop the sale of power-generating plants in Nevada has been filed with the Public Utilities Commission to protect consumers from rising prices.
11:25 a.m.
Federal agents in LV for Yucca probe
Agents with the Energy Department's inspector general are in Las Vegas investigating possible bias in the Yucca Mountain site- selection process, a spokeswoman confirmed this morning.
11:25 a.m.
McCline scores quick knockout at Hard Rock
On paper and at the cashier's window, Jameel McCline and King Ipitan could have been mistaken for equals.
11:24 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: LV's Juuko leaps back into title contention
It has long been established that losing to either Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Diego Corrales is no disgrace.
11:24 a.m.
Ethics case is a hot potato
An ethics complaint pending against Las Vegas Councilman Michael McDonald apparently was too hot to handle as it made its way through the offices of District Court judges this week.
11:21 a.m.
Airline change to boost Vegas tourism
America West Airlines, the second-busiest air carrier serving McCarran International Airport, is readjusting its schedule to offer more daytime flights for Las Vegas. The move should make Las Vegas a more attractive vacation destination since ...
11:20 a.m.
Guinn calling for cuts in Family-to-Family program
CARSON CITY -- One of the hallmarks of the adminstration of Gov. Bob Miller -- the Family to Family program -- is taking another step towards oblivion.
11:18 a.m.
Local news briefs for January 25, 2001
A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the slaying of a man who was found shot to death at the wheel of a car.
11:17 a.m.
Reserve hotel-casino sale gains final approval
After a 30-minute hearing in Las Vegas, the vote was unanimous. Station officials said they plan to take over the property Tuesday.
11:16 a.m.
LV airline traffic increases compared to weak month in '99
The percentage increase was probably inflated by weak numbers in December 1999, when many people stayed home to celebrate the end of the millennium or because of fears of "Y2K" bugs.
11:16 a.m.
CBS connected to Las Vegas oddsmaker
Professional sports leagues and college sports bar any direct association with gambling and they have been cracking down on media partners having any ties -- or even taking ads from -- gambling operations.
11:12 a.m.
Bayer paying $14 million to settle Medicaid fraud allegations
Bayer Corp. agreed Tuesday to pay $14 million to the federal government and 45 states to settle allegations it caused doctors and other health care providers to submit inflated reimbursement claims to the Medicaid health ...
11:07 a.m.
Las Vegas slot machine manufacturer Anchor Gaming beats estimates
Net income per share, before one-time charges, was up 34 percent from the year-ago quarter. Analysts had expected earnings of 75 cents per share.
11:07 a.m.
No day in the park
Bobby Palmore was reminded of a grade school game as he sat at the Parkdale Community Center Wednesday night and listened to Clark County Commissioner Myrna Williams debunk rumors that the county was planning on ...
11:04 a.m.
Bryan takes job offer at prestigious law firm
When former Sen. Richard Bryan announced he would not seek a third term on Capitol Hill, he said he wanted to spend more time in Nevada, where he was raised, educated and served as governor.
11:03 a.m.
Nurse quits in wake of death at jail
A nurse who checked the blood pressure of a Henderson jail inmate complaining of chest pains quit Wednesday as officials investigate the man's fatal heart attack less than an hour later.
11:03 a.m.
Navy to exchange water test results in leukemia investigation
The Navy agreed Wednesday to make information on potential water pollution from a nearby base available to Nevada health officials investigating 11 cases of childhood leukemia discovered in Fallon.
11:03 a.m.
Askew: Role with local firm is no conflict
Clark County Manager Dale Askew dismissed his role with a local consulting firm Wednesday as a "ministerial function" that does not conflict with his job as the county's top administrator.
11:00 a.m.
Trial set in alleged secret probe by Del Papa
A 3-year-old lawsuit alleging that Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa conducted a secret intelligence investigation of gaming regulators is heading to trial this summer.
10:59 a.m.
Ex-manager says 'some morons' let Corrales fight Floyd
Second thoughts, revelations and legal maneuverings have arisen in the aftermath of Diego Corrales' one-sided loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last Saturday at the MGM Grand.
10:58 a.m.
CCSN baseball team ranked 16th nationally
When a program posts a 47-10 record and earns a playoff berth in its inaugural season, what can it do for an encore?
10:57 a.m.
Rebels step up against Hoyas
Who: Rebels at Georgetown When: 4:30 p.m., Thursday Where: MCI Center, Washington D.C. TV: KFBT (Ch. 6) Radio: KBAD, 920 AM
10:57 a.m.
Firm hopes to gobble up market with Pac-Man slot machine
WMS said it plans to submit the first slots in the series for regulatory approval in early 2002. Rights to the character were licensed from Namco Corp. of Tokyo.
10:37 a.m.
Caesars may expand if Indiana rules are eased
BRIDGEPORT, Ind. -- Caesars Indiana officials said they would consider doubling the capacity of the casino's hotel if state lawmakers approve dockside gambling legislation.
10:36 a.m.
Shareholder lawsuit seeks to block Casino Data takeover
A Casino Data Systems Inc. shareholder, in a bid to obtain the highest value for his stock, filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday to block the $180 million sale of the Las Vegas gaming company ...
10:35 a.m.
Challenge dismissed to law allowing Chicago-area casino
CHICAGO -- A Cook County judge today dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state law that allows investors to locate the Emerald riverboat casino in Rosemont, a suburb northwest of Chicago.
10:35 a.m.
LV company to sell $500 million in notes
The 10-year senior notes will yield 8 percent. The note sale is expected to close Jan. 29, with proceeds going toward reducing debt on the company's credit facilities.
10:34 a.m.
Judge dismisses suit challenging law allowing Rosemont casino
CHICAGO - A Cook County judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state law that allows investors to locate the Emerald riverboat casino in Rosemont, a suburb northwest of Chicago.
10:27 a.m.
Investigation of shooting concludes casino went beyond regulations
JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi Gaming Commission has concluded that Casino Magic Biloxi "excelled in its treatment" of a fatal shooting at the casino this month.
10:26 a.m.
Letter: Roads not made for nuke waste
When the roads were constructed, no one ever imagined that loads of that sort would ever travel over them. When I reviewed the DOE's Environmental Impact Study, I saw nothing that said anything about the ...
10:24 a.m.
Letter: Jackson noted for hypocrisy
10:24 a.m.
Sergeant a key inauguration planner
Gene Varhegyi of Las Vegas can take some individual pride in the inaugural ceremonies in Washington Saturday. His son, Air Force Tech. Sgt. James Varhegyi, was one of several members of the military's Armed Forces ...
10:23 a.m.
Letter: Good teachers leaving at an alarming rate
As a parent of two currently attending Clark County schools, and a teacher with 22 years experience, I find it very alarming, the unprecedented rate at which these teachers are leaving this honorable calling.
10:23 a.m.
Community news briefs for January 25, 2001
Cedar and juniper tree pollen reached very unhealthful levels in Southern Nevada on Wednesday, a month ahead of schedule, according to the Clark County Health District.
10:23 a.m.
Editorial: No easy answers to end crisis
The administration has made it clear, however, that this is the last time it will intervene this way in California's crisis. While it's important for the state to get its own house in order, the ...
10:23 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: So much for 'news'
PEOPLE IN AMERICA don't need encouragement from Brian Williams to destroy their own television sets. They are perfectly capable of acting like children without any help from the media.
10:22 a.m.
GOP questions teachers' union call for higher pay
CARSON CITY -- Republican legislators tangled Wednesday with the teachers' union, which said that Gov. Kenny Guinn's plan for a one-time bonus of less than 5 percent "doesn't solve the problem" of attracting and retaining ...
10:16 a.m.
New shot at Henderson bond issue considered
A second run at a public safety bond may have a better chance of passing, if a recent survey is any indication.
10:16 a.m.
Welfare computer given fed blesssing
CARSON CITY -- NOMADS, the once troubled-plagued computer system of the state Welfare Division that took more than a decade to develop, is off the federal black list, allowing the state a $3.6 million refund ...
9:59 a.m.
Family of Frenchman who died in jail plans suit
A noted civil rights attorney hired by the family of a Frenchman who died in custody at the Clark County jail said a lawsuit against Metro Police could be filed as early as next week ...
9:58 a.m.
Obituaries for January 25, 2001
Margaret Ann Armstrong, 53, of North Las Vegas died Monday in North Las Vegas. She was born June 5, 1947, in the District of Columbia. A resident for 16 years, she was a retired clerk ...
9:56 a.m.
Gaming briefs for January 25, 2001
FARMINGTON, Pa. -- A man accused of being a longtime "made" member of Pittsburgh's Genovese crime family will be tried on felony racketeering charges.
9:50 a.m.
Reputed mob figure Richichi dies
The death of Natale Richichi, a reputed "capo" in New York's Gambino crime family, has not gone unnoticed in Las Vegas.
9:49 a.m.
Prep wrestling standings
9:22 a.m.
Prep girls soccer standings
9:21 a.m.
Prep girls basketball standings
9:20 a.m.
Prep boys basketball standings
9:20 a.m.
Prep girls bowling standings
9:18 a.m.
Court briefs for January 25, 2001
A 22-year-old Las Vegas man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in a September 1996 shooting death.
9:18 a.m.
Delay sought in Williams' trial
Jessica Williams' defense attorney has asked the Nevada Supreme Court to delay next week's trial.
9:18 a.m.
Prep boys bowling standings
9:18 a.m.
Study: Nevada HMOs trail national figures
Nevada health maintenance organizations as a whole perform below the national average in nearly every quality and performance category, a state study says.
9:18 a.m.
Sun Boys Basketball Top 10
Records through Tuesday
9:17 a.m.
Seeing Stars: Celebs, TV executives hurl program pitches at convention
In town for the 38th annual National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) show at the Las Vegas Convention Center earlier this week, the TV actor was one of many familiar faces in the crowd.
9:13 a.m.
Sun Girls Basketball Top 10
Records through Tuesday
9:12 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Entertainment abounds beyond the tube
Super Bowl Sunday is coming up ... While it is not a three-day weekend, it could surpass many of the extended holiday weekends in hotel occupancy and gaming action ... Will it be the surprising ...
8:56 a.m.
Bighorn to be transplanted from Nevada to Utah
Openshaw said the Newfoundland Mountains are ideal bighorn habitat with steep rock faces, adequate grasses and free running water. Later this winter, another 10 bighorns are to be rounded up on Antelope Island in Great ...
8:54 a.m.
Rick Springfield to star in Las Vegas production
But that doesn't mean Springfield is going to become a lounge lizard.
6:54 a.m.
Younger Soria tells of years of abuse, but still loves his dad
But Thomas Soria Jr., 20, at times choking back tears, said he loved his father and didn't know as a child that having sex with him was wrong.
6:53 a.m.
Gaming Control Board allows betting on Nevada college sports
The moves were criticized immediately by an official with the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
6:52 a.m.
Indian gaming has not reached limit of slot machines
Gov. Gray Davis' administration said the agreement with the tribes that was ratified by voters last March allowed 61 Indian tribes to have a total of 45,206 slot machines. It also requires the tribes that ...
6:51 a.m.
INS announces new effort to deter immigrant smuggling
"There are all kinds of horror stories - children being held hostage for ransom, women being raped, migrants being stripped of their shoes and left in the desert," said Johnny Williams, western regional director for ...
6:51 a.m.
Stiff sentence for deer poacher who "didn't like deer"
Guillen pleaded guilty last week to two counts of unlawful killing of wildlife, a gross misdemeanor.
6:50 a.m.
Another delay sought in Jessica Williams' trial
The teens were picking up trash as part of a disciplinary program operated by Clark County Family and Youth Services.
6:50 a.m.
Ensign says Greenspan big boost for Bush tax cut; Reid disagrees
"It's huge," Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., said in a telephone interview.
6:50 a.m.
Jerry Lewis recovering from back surgery
Lewis, 74, had disc surgery, Cazau said Thursday. "He needs three or four weeks to recover."
6:49 a.m.
Man sentenced to life for shooting police informant
Duncan was convicted last year of shooting informant Elisha Franz in the face with a shotgun as she answered a knock on her door the night of July 10, 1998.
6:49 a.m.

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