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Archive for July 17, 2001

Court approves late bills: Legislature's end-of-session activity upheld
CARSON CITY -- In a split decision the Nevada Supreme Court ruled today that bills on energy and county fees are legal, even though they were passed after the Legislature's midnight deadline June 4.
11:16 a.m.
Students' high math scores prompt probe
Clark County School District officials are investigating possible cheating on the Nevada High School Proficiency Exam at Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite.
11:11 a.m.
Foreign invasion: Non-native grasses threaten fragile desert environment
Creosote bushes that may be 100 to 200 years old dot the soils at the Nevada Test Site, but in recent years foreign grasses have been jockeying for the same space.
11:10 a.m.
Rights leaders seek easing of work card requirements
These are the jobs classifications that require work cards in the city of Las Vegas:
11:09 a.m.
County eyes slowing growth in NW
The northwest Las Vegas Valley has been one of the fastest growing areas over the past decade. Clark County Commissioners will be poised Wednesday to slow that growth.
11:07 a.m.
Ground to be broken for new hospital
A groundbreaking this morning for a new 120-bed hospital could bring to three the number of full-service medical facilities in North Las Vegas.
11:04 a.m.
Another extension sought for downtown project
Developer Phyllis Thompson told staff members of the Henderson Redevelopment Agency in a closed-door meeting Monday that she has not secured financing for her planned $27 million downtown redevelopment project.
11:03 a.m.
Lawsuit filed against police
A Las Vegas man is accusing Metro Police of arresting him simply because he is black, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
11:02 a.m.
Analysts bullish on IGT, WMS
Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown gaming analyst Mark Mutkoski has initiated coverage of International Game Technology and WMS Industries Inc., assigning the two slot machine manufacturers a buy rating.
10:52 a.m.
Joint venture announced
GET's system is designed to allow Internet casinos to screen visitors out from jurisdictions where such activity isn't allowed, including the United States. Under their joint venture, IGCA said the companies will work together to ...
10:51 a.m.
Company secures financing
The financing was underwritten by James Crabbe, the company's controlling stockholder. All holders of stock, vested options, warrants and convertible debentures received the right to purchase two shares of stock for 35 cents per share ...
10:49 a.m.
Subcontractor sues for unpaid work
Dynalectric Co. of Nevada Inc., which was hired by the Aladdin Theater's general contractor, Korte-Bellew & Associates Construction Co., said it is making claims against a surety bond provided American Insurance, after Korte-Bellew allegedly defaulted ...
10:48 a.m.
Forst named top gaming analyst
Forst, an analyst with McDonald Investments Inc., has made the Top 3 in the survey for eight of the last nine years; he's only one of seven analysts nationwide to accomplish that feat. Analysts are ...
10:46 a.m.
Smaller cities set tempting lures for conventions
Smaller cities and suburbs are luring business meetings and conventions from top destinations by offering cheaper services.
10:42 a.m.
Former Target exec named adviser to local tech firm
Digital Data Development, a subsidiary of Systems Research & Development, markets SRD's Nora technology, which is designed to detect "insider" criminal threats, or crimes by employees against a company.
10:41 a.m.
Partnership formed with Virginia company
Tririga's software leverages the Internet to automate, centralize and manage all phases of construction projects. webMethod's software is flexibly tailored to connect Tririga's software to more than 60 industry-leading enterprise application systems.
10:41 a.m.
City likely to impose fines over late work on garage
The Henderson Municipal Parking Garage should open to city employees by the last week of August, about 40 days behind schedule, the city's construction manager, John Simmons, said Monday.
10:35 a.m.
Gouldsmith hired as UNLV assistant coach
Gouldsmith hired as UNLV assistant coach
10:23 a.m.
Rebels receive just one Big Monday slot
After playing four ESPN Big Monday games last season, UNLV is scheduled for only one this season, a Feb. 11 home game against Utah (9 p.m.).
10:23 a.m.
UNLV backup arrested following traffic stop
After Gordon had been pulled over, a passenger riding with Gordon, Steve Bullock, dashed across U.S. Highway 95 and was struck by another vehicle. He was taken to University Medical Center and was listed in ...
10:23 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Oregon football goes deep (into its pockets)
A couple of weeks ago in this space, I criticized the UNLV athletic department for having to hit up a local radio station for money to promote Rebels quarterback Jason Thomas for the Heisman Trophy.
10:20 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Petty may skip N.H. race again
Kyle Petty will not decide until later this week if he will drive in Sunday's New England 300 NASCAR Winston Cup race at New Hampshire International Speedway.
10:18 a.m.
Christensen enjoys new start with 51s
After a shaky start, Oklahoma cruised to a 6-3 victory over the 51s before an announced crowd of 2,688 at Cashman Field on Monday. 51s starter Ben Simon took the loss. Brent Cookson hit a ...
10:16 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Wednesday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- Our Man Red - Gets the 'man of the hour' Hollypark title winner Pincay aboard Spawr trainee, draws well for mile opener, team tough at any track. Slewslinger - Draws just inside ...
10:15 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: WNBA should distance itself from Playboy
Being all for women's rights and very much opposed to any type of female exploitation, I've received some nice feedback over the years from NOW.
10:15 a.m.
News briefs for July 17, 2001
Metro Police officers are asking for the public's help in their investigation into the June homicide of a Las Vegas man.
10:09 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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10:09 a.m.
Consumer chief concerned about utility's promise
CARSON CITY -- State Consumer Advocate Tim Hay is questioning whether Sierra Pacific Resources Inc., is reneging on a promise to shell out $5 million to help low-income families pay their energy bills.
10:08 a.m.
PCL box: Oklahoma-Las Vegas
DP -- Oklahoma 1, Las Vegas 1. LOB--Oklahoma 3, Las Vegas 8. 2B-- Ashby, Garcia 2, Cookson. 3B -- Prieto. HR-- Porter, Ashby Cookson. SB -- Cookson. CS -- Christensen.
10:06 a.m.
Obituaries for July 17, 2001
William Arnell, 76, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born April 8, 1925, in Philadelphia. A resident for seven years, he was a Navy machinist and World War II Coast Guard ...
9:53 a.m.
Where I Stand--Mike O'Callaghan: A history full of lies
PROFESSOR JOSEPH J. ELLIS had everything going for him in the world of journalism and academia. He had a Pulitzer Prize and was a leading national authority on 18th century America. Ellis had taught history ...
9:47 a.m.
Editorial: Don't use people as lab rats
This week the Sun reported that the Loma Linda Medical Center said it was postponing these tests temporarily because of the extensive publicity given to the study, which will be funded by Lockheed Martin, a ...
9:46 a.m.
Letter: Casinos should conserve energy
Homeowners and renters will have to sacrifice some of their lifestyles, but I think the casinos can sacrifice a little, too. They can change their hours, such as closing from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. ...
9:45 a.m.
Letter: Tired of paying for council's sins
The city of Las Vegas is being sued. That's us gang. Our taxes will be used to fight this suit and pay the damages, if Councilmen Michael Mack and Larry Brown lose.
9:45 a.m.
Letter: There are many good reasons to be bilingual
When you speak three languages you are trilingual.
9:44 a.m.
Editorial: China wastes no time revealing its true self
Just hours after it was announced Friday that Beijing would host the Games, CBS News found out firsthand the kind of indignity that the Chinese people experience every day. The network was attempting to send ...
9:41 a.m.
LV man accused in casino thefts must submit to exams
A Las Vegas man who police say is the mastermind behind a series of casino robberies and a double homicide must submit to a medical examination and X-rays.
9:14 a.m.
Court: Land condemnation ruling should be reduced
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has agreed that a $1.5 million land condemnation judgment involving property near the Las Vegas Strip should be reduced.
9:13 a.m.
Prosecution rests in trial of woman accused of killing mom
Prosecutors rested their case Monday against a Las Vegas woman accused of killing her mother and hiding her remains in a trash can for three years.
9:13 a.m.
Cool tools: Plenty of inventive ways to chill out
Your car's air conditioner breaks down.
8:59 a.m.
Community briefs for July 17, 2001
Mediators of Southern Nevada Inc. is accepting nominations for the 5th Annual Peacemaker of the Year Awards.
8:29 a.m.
New housing helps make dream come true for east LV residents
East Las Vegas residents Billie and Fern Jones dreamed for 12 years of owning their own home, but limited funds for a down payment discouraged them from trying.
8:28 a.m.
Immunization schedule for July 17, 2001
North Las Vegas Public Health Center: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: FLOCK is pick of the litter
Even Sunday brings no rest for Renee Lyss and Grant Greene.
8:19 a.m.
The road to success was a lengthy one for Pantera
8:18 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Penn focus of Rush to judgment
Is it a good thing when right-wing radio personality Rush Limbaugh announces on the air that you're a genius?
8:16 a.m.
Families need help to send kids to camp
A couple with five children is asking for assistance for two of their boys to go to camp.
8:15 a.m.

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