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Archive for July 16, 2001

Utility seeking general rate increase
Southwest Gas Corp. announced Friday that it is seeking a general rate increase of 7.7 percent in Southern Nevada and 8 percent in Northern Nevada, which would raise annual revenues by $29.4 million. The general ...
11:16 a.m.
Harrah's claims Station violated slot club patents
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. hauled Station Casinos Inc. into Las Vegas federal court Friday, claiming Station is violating three Harrah's patents with its popular "Boarding Pass" slot club card.
11:14 a.m.
Computer experts warn about holes in software
One of the most self-destructive things companies can do in terms of leaving their data bases vulnerable to hackers is failing to educate their employees about software security holes, a computer security expert said at ...
11:12 a.m.
Mall sues to enforce judgment
Grand Canal Mall sued Frank's Steaks' guarantor, Steaks of New York Inc. in Clark County District Court, alleging it breached a lease agreement when it failed to make tenant improvements and operate a steak restaurant ...
11:12 a.m.
No word on deadline
The "keep-well" payment from the Sommer Trust and London Clubs International is required because the Aladdin fell below cash flow targets in the quarter ending March 31. The payment was initially due May 31, but ...
11:11 a.m.
Company gets $1.7 million order
Mikohn said it will provide its "SuperLink" progressive slot jackpot system to Green Valley Ranch Station Casino, set to open in Henderson in December. The contract also includes interior slot signage and color LED electronic ...
11:11 a.m.
Prices decline, supplies rise across nation
The average price of gasoline, including all grades and taxes, was $1.51 Friday -- down 12.8 cents since June 22, according to the Lundberg Survey of about 8,000 gas stations nationwide.
11:08 a.m.
Las Vegas hacking party seems filtered, Def Con attendees say
Not long ago, it was considered the underground party of computer hackers, where techies traded code and met their cyber chat room pals face to face.
11:07 a.m.
Big conventions increase Vegas shows
Two organizations that have conducted trade shows in Las Vegas will change their meeting cycles and gather here more frequently.
11:06 a.m.
Bellagio named fourth-best hotel in world
The $1.6 billion Bellagio was surpassed only by the Four Seasons Resort Bali and Jimbara Bay, the Ritz-Carlton Chicago and the Ritz-Carlton Naples (Fla.) in this year's rankings, set for release in this week's issue. ...
11:04 a.m.
Energy pact could avert outages
Nevada Power wants to change the way it forecasts peak electricity demand, a move company officials say will help avoid forced power cuts.
11:01 a.m.
Jet fuel dismissed as leukemia cause
Nevada health officials and the Navy said last week they have not discovered any environmental link between 14 cases of childhood leukemias in Fallon, 60 miles east of Reno, and jet fuel used at the ...
11:00 a.m.
Veterans nursing home builder continues work despite deadline
CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas contractor hired to build the $19.3 million Veterans Nursing Home in Boulder City is continuing the job, despite a state ultimatum to complete the work two weeks ago or ...
10:57 a.m.
Toxin in drinking water of millions
Millions of Americans may be exposed to a potentially toxic rocket fuel booster that has been found in Las Vegas Valley drinking water, according to a study released today.
10:56 a.m.
Obituaries for July 16, 2001
Ray Beliveau, 69, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospice. He was born July 27, 1931, in Minneapolis. A resident for 41 years, he was a retired warehouse manager in the gaming industry ...
10:55 a.m.
Mack back in action after rest
Las Vegas City Councilman Michael Mack's whereabouts were kept so secret that, for two weeks, even his constituents were left guessing.
10:54 a.m.
Development threat angers residents, environmentalists
A multinational home builder has staked a claim for more than 2,000 mountain acres near the Red Rock National Conservation Area, raising the hackles of local residents and environmentalists.
10:53 a.m.
Gaming people: Recent gaming industry appointments and promotions
Tim Donovan, director of security at the Monte Carlo hotel-casino, was elected president of the Las Vegas Security Chiefs Association.
10:52 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Mosley needs to upgrade his opposition
Five years ago in a nationally televised fight from an Indian casino in Connecticut, Skip Kelp had Adrian Stone down twice within 10 rounds en route to taking a hotly contested decision win.
10:51 a.m.
Downtown furniture mart tax break in doubt
The developers of a 57-acre downtown furniture mart who are asking the city of Las Vegas for a $115 million incentive to build their project may come away empty-handed.
10:50 a.m.
Man shot during argument dies
Police responded at about 6:33 p.m. Friday to a call of shots fired at 124 E. Washington Ave., Sgt. Rocky Alby said.
10:50 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Top riders jockey for meet titles
A change of scenery to racing's summer spas will take place starting Wednesday when Del Mar opens its 43-day meeting down "Where the Turf Meets the Surf" in San Diego County.
10:50 a.m.
CART results
1. (13) Michael Andretti, Honda Reynard, 95 laps, 83.375 mph.
10:49 a.m.
PCL Box: Sacramento-Las Vegas
E -- Ellis. DP -- Las Vegas 2, Sacramento 8. LOB-- Sacramento 8, Las Vegas 5. 2B-- Wilson, Prieto, Barry. 3B -- Hinske. HR-- Hiatt 2. SB -- Byrnes, Ortiz, Hinske, Ellis, Hernandez. CS -- ...
10:48 a.m.
Devey takes ride on the fast track
The 51s' bullpen struggled in a 7-3 loss to Sacramento Sunday night before an announced crowd of 2,747 at Cashman Field. Pedro Feliciano relieved Phil Devey in the sixth inning with runners on second and ...
10:43 a.m.
Local drivers finish strong
Drivers with ties to Las Vegas made their presence felt from Southern Nevada to Canada in racing action over the weekend.
10:41 a.m.
NASCAR Winston Cup
1. (6) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, $162,500.
10:38 a.m.
Formula One
1. (2) Mika Hakkinen, Finland, McLaren-Mercedes, 60 laps, 1 hour, 25 minutes, 33.770 seconds, 134.40 mph.
10:38 a.m.
Camping can make a difference
"I don't have the opportunity or flexibility to do a lot of things for him as I did when he was the only child," the mother writes in asking for help to send him to ...
10:38 a.m.
Business people: Recent appointments and promotions
At Nevada State Bank, Gary Garcia is vice president-real estate loan officer and Doug Reimer is vice president-trust officer.
10:37 a.m.
Police justified in slaying of suspect
A Clark County Coroner's inquest jury needed less than 20 minutes Friday to rule the June 2 shooting of a murder suspect by two Metro Police officers was justified.
10:31 a.m.
Excess of volunteers delays research on perchlorate
Publicity surrounding a study on human volunteers to test the effects of perchlorate on the thyroid has delayed the start of the research.
10:30 a.m.
Lawyers cite reasons for dismissal
The attorneys for a Las Vegas man accused of causing an accident that killed three people believe there are more than half a dozen reasons the charges against him should be dismissed.
10:27 a.m.
Driver of Greyhound bus that crashed dies
The driver of a Greyhound bus that crashed through a guardrail outside of Las Vegas earlier this month died early Sunday.
10:26 a.m.
Friend testifies in trial of woman accused of slaying her mother
After years of hearing Brookey West complain incessantly about her mother, Natalie Hanke had a crystal-clear mental image of her.
10:24 a.m.
Man fleeing police hit by car
A man fleeing a routine traffic stop on foot was struck by a vehicle Sunday night after he leaped a concrete divider on U.S. 95 and attempted to cross southbound traffic, the Nevada Highway Patrol ...
10:23 a.m.
Letter: Call boxes would help motorists
In my experience, the usefulness of cell phones in road emergencies is overrated. For instance, digital service on our two new Sprint PCS phones is spotty in many areas of the Las Vegas Valley, and ...
9:15 a.m.
Letter: A silent weather warning will do
I go nuts because I can't hear what they're saying. Then my wife asks me why they have to have that stupid noise when she can't hear it anyway, but can plainly see the warning. ...
9:14 a.m.
Letter: Growth abounds, sapping valley's energy supply
Now we're fed the line that "it got hot." Nevada Power didn't suspect that might happen in July? ... in the desert? The real culprit is runaway growth. We already know our streets and highways ...
9:14 a.m.
Editorial: Battle will brew over the money
The influence of Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is the principal reason for the significant decrease. Now that Democrats control the Senate, Reid is chairman of the subcommittee that has spending oversight of the Yucca Mountain ...
9:13 a.m.
Community briefs for July 16, 2001
Cultural Academic Student Exchange Inc. is looking for Host Families to open their homes to high school exchange students (ages 15-18) from another country. Call (800) 458-8336 for more information.
8:44 a.m.
Local teachers receive lesson in agriculture
Growing a garden, or even crops, in the middle of the desert may seem a little out of place to some, but a group of Clark County teachers not only says it can be done, ...
8:43 a.m.
Host with the most: Former Las Vegan making millionaires at Disney World
Joseph Bauer didn't need to phone a friend, ask an audience or narrow his choices by half to help him decide whether to accept a job offer earlier this year.
8:31 a.m.
Trends for July 16, 2001
Lights out
8:29 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: Revealing the cold, hard truth
Idon't know how or when it started, exactly. The memory is indistinct, frosted over like the inside of the giant frozen-snack freezer at Vons.
8:25 a.m.
Chihuly's work on display -- and for sale -- at Bellagio
From the delicate glass flowers installed in the ceiling of Bellagio's lobby, a relationship has blossomed.
8:24 a.m.

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