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Archive for July 20, 2001

American Legion Baseball standings
(Through July 16)
11:59 a.m.
North's lone legionnaires prepare for state tourney
To most outsiders, it might seem like a no-brainer, a chance to cut down on travel and play against the rest of Northern Nevada's top baseball programs.
11:58 a.m.
Masaoka hopes 'pen will write his ticket to L.A.
Las Vegas reliever Jim Dougherty surrendered five runs and the lead in the ninth inning, giving the Oklahoma Red Hawks an 8-4 victory Thursday at Cashman Field. Desperate for pitchers, 51s manager Rick Sofield gave ...
11:57 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: New deal takes heat off LV's Carpentier
Less than a year ago, it appeared as if Patrick Carpentier would lose his ride with the Player's/Forsythe CART team.
11:54 a.m.
Quick Care expansion opposed
Clark County Commissioner Yvonne Atkinson Gates wants a moratorium on University Medical Center's plans to build additional Quick Cares, the public hospital's highly profitable drop-in offices located throughout Southern Nevada.
11:50 a.m.
Amador blamed in Rudin appeal
Defense attorney Michael Amador still maintains he did an adequate job representing Margaret Rudin, despite scathing criticisms in her motion for a new trial that he was unprepared and more interested in media deals.
11:50 a.m.
Askew takes 10th at North Amateur
Askew, who stayed in the top 10 throughout the four-round tournament, finished seven strokes behind former Indiana University player Steven Wheatcroft, who won the event with a 10- under par 278.
11:50 a.m.
Building of power facility near Red Rock stalled
A hydroelectric plant proposed for the mountains near the Red Rock National Conservation Area is on indefinite hold, a staffer with Sen. Harry Reid's office said Thursday.
11:49 a.m.
Riviera hotel to host weekend tournament
The 20 seeded players on Saturday begin play in the main tournament, with a 32-player single-elimination format. The semifinals and finals will be held on Monday.
11:49 a.m.
Nevada sees increase in hate crimes
Hate crimes in the state rose for the third consecutive year in 2000 and, with four incidents investigated by Metro Police last month, there are no signs that indicate the trend is reversing.
11:37 a.m.
Charity pool: Stars play amateurs to raise funds for worthy causes during convention
Tony Groff, a truck company owner from Lancaster, Pa., long dreamed of playing Jeanette "The Black Widow" Lee, one of the world's top billiards players.
11:37 a.m.
Goodman negotiates with Idaho developer for arena
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is pushing hard for a downtown arena he hopes will attract thousands of tourists who will stop at nearby shops and casinos on their way to a concert or hockey ...
11:35 a.m.
Reid points to train fire danger
WASHINGTON -- While soot-covered firefighters tried to contain a hazardous materials freight train fire in a Baltimore tunnel on Thursday, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the accident is another example of the potential dangers of ...
11:32 a.m.
County OKs razing of DI: Wynn expected to unveil plans for new resort in October keynote address
Nearly one year after shutting down the Desert Inn, Steve Wynn has received county approval to begin the process of demolishing the 50-year-old resort to make way for his latest creation.
11:32 a.m.
New voting machines sought
CARSON CITY -- The increasing population in Clark County is going to require the purchase of more voting machines and Registrar Larry Lomax likes a new model that is lighter and more sophisticated.
11:30 a.m.
Contractor given more time to finish vets nursing home
CARSON CITY -- Significant progress has been made in cleaning up the construction problems at the state veterans nursing home in Boulder City and the contractor will be given more time to make corrections.
11:28 a.m.
1,000 teachers drop union memberships
About 1,000 teachers have dropped their memberships with the Clark County Education Association this year.
11:28 a.m.
$22 million recovered in scam
More than $22 million has been recovered in a scam that has collected hundreds, if not thousands, of victims, Metro Police said.
11:26 a.m.
Nevada sales up 6.1 percent
CARSON CITY -- Spurred by strong car sales, general business in Nevada posted a 6.1 percent gain in May, the highest percentage increase since August of last year.
11:26 a.m.
Recruiting road trip rewarding for coach
After two years in retirement, new Rebels basketball coach Charlie Spoonhour grew reacquainted with the recruiting grind last week, criss-crossing the U.S. to examine prospects for 2002 and beyond.
11:25 a.m.
Former exec sues American Premiere
Lively, who said he owns 25 percent of American Premiere Homes, sued the company and its sales and marketing firm, American Premiere Realty, in Clark County District Court. Also named are American Premiere Realty's treasurer, ...
11:23 a.m.
The Bullring at LVMS point standings
11:23 a.m.
Zoning rule restricts escort, outcall services
Clark County commissioners have partially closed the door on business offices for escort bureaus and outcall entertainers, which, officials say, are magnets for crime.
11:22 a.m.
News briefs for July 20, 2001
A 55-year-old man was found shot to death Thursday morning in the 3200 block of Seneca Drive near Desert Inn Road.
11:21 a.m.
Cooling-off period called on library
The state Public Works Board has endorsed a cooling-off period in the litigation over the Lied Library at UNLV, which was hit with cost overruns and delays.
11:20 a.m.
Burglar gets 7 1/2 years in home invasion case
Mike Springer's 8-year-old may be sleeping a little easier tonight.
11:19 a.m.
This week's races
New England 300
11:19 a.m.
Holocaust lesson lifelong mission for Las Vegan
When Edythe Katz Yarchever was in the seventh grade at Thomas Edison Junior High School in Boston, her teacher ordered her to stand up in class and explain to everyone why she took an unscheduled ...
11:18 a.m.
Fugitive in cigar scam arrested in Henderson
CARSON CITY -- A man, who twice failed to appear for sentencing after pleading guilty to a cigar investment scam in Las Vegas, has been arrested a third time, the Secretary of State's Office said ...
11:17 a.m.
Prosecutors to seek life without parole for West
A long-lost uncle of Brookey West's is expected to take the stand next week as prosecutors begin their quest to obtain a no-parole life term for the convicted murderer.
11:16 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Saturday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- Accell - Draws good post for 7-panel opener, Berrio aboard Avila trainee, adds blinkers for this. Hazel Louise - Enriquez atop West trainee, productive team draws good outer post, either Hazel or ...
11:15 a.m.
Berosini ordered to pay
A federal magistrate in Las Vegas has ordered entertainer Bobby Berosini to pay an animal rights group for expenses it incurred while trying to force the orangutan trainer to pay a judgment against him.
11:15 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: New trend bans parents from cheering
Secondhand, it sounded exactly like the type of anecdotal evidence I needed to round out a column on the trappings of parents who are overly involved in their kids' games.
11:14 a.m.
Panel delays vote after N.O. casino layoffs
NEW ORLEANS -- A day after Harrah's New Orleans Casino, the recipient of a major tax break from the state four months ago, fired 148 employees, the city decided Wednesday to delay considering a $5 ...
11:00 a.m.
Company's stock upgrades
Curtis raised IGT to "strong buy" from "buy." He gave the stock a 12-month price target of $75, a 40 percent premium over current levels.
10:59 a.m.
'California Impact' driving up Las Vegas home values
An influx of Californians moving to Southern Nevada to escape a Golden State recession, an energy crisis and a higher cost of living is driving up the values of homes in the Las Vegas Valley, ...
10:56 a.m.
Home Depot's LV launch attracts do-it-yourselfers
Ten months after adding an e-commerce feature to its website, Home Depot may not be racking up super cybersales, but some local customers -- from do-it-yourselfers to construction contractors -- say the site is helpful ...
10:55 a.m.
Judge refuses to block deal
"The court is convinced that, after a vigorous proxy fight, the shareholders of Wachovia can make an uncoerced, fully informed decision about whether or not they wish to approve the merger with First Union," North ...
10:52 a.m.
Prices fall another 3.5 cents
The Weekend Gas Watch monitors the average price of gasoline at popular destinations for motoring trips.
10:52 a.m.
Attorney sues for legal fees
Nikolas Mastrangelo, who said Brugnara's company, Brugnara Properties IV LLC, retained him in October and agreed to pay him $250 an hour, filed suit in Clark County District Court on Wednesday.
10:48 a.m.
$100,000 awarded in cybersquatting case
The resort filed a lawsuit to stop Allen Computers, Downey, Calif., and its owner, Mark Denhammer from infringing its Bellagio trademark and violating the Anti-Cybersquatting and Consumer Protection Act.
10:48 a.m.
Tribes weighing casino initiative
PHOENIX -- Arizona's Indian casino quandary is increasingly likely to be settled in one of two places: the Legislature or the ballot box.
10:47 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 2 p.m.
10:46 a.m.
PCL box: Oklahoma-Las Vegas
E -- Dransfeldt, Demetral, Masaoka. LOB--Oklahoma 8, Las Vegas 10. 2B-- Porter, Pena, Berrios, Prieto 2, Johnson, Stankiewicz, Cotton. HR -- Monroe 2. SH -- Johnson, Stankiewicz. SF -- Dransfeldt. SB -- Demetral, Cotton.
10:30 a.m.
Letter: GOP masters of mudslinging
To have two children who seek alcohol is not a happy event for any family, but the comment by Ari Fleischer, who declared that was "a family matter and it is not an issue the ...
10:30 a.m.
Letter: Bush catering to criminals
Why should this country embrace people who are criminals because they decided they had the right to come here illegally while other countries' citizens don't stand a chance of crossing our borders, legally or not! ...
10:30 a.m.
Letter: Nonprofit HMOs would provide affordable care
Doctors and nurses should be paid very well, but why should stockholders and CEOs be able to suck so much money out of something that everyone must have? I don't know anything about the Clinton ...
10:29 a.m.
Editorial: Government honors its pledge -- finally
There are about 68 Nevadans who are due money totaling $3.5 million. People have died during the past year awaiting the payments, so it's critical that President Bush signs the compensation into law as soon ...
10:28 a.m.
Where I Stand--Brian Greenspun: Save those pennies
POOR OLD Ben Franklin. He's the guy who has told us through the centuries that a penny saved is a penny earned.
10:28 a.m.
Editorial: When less definitely is better
Nevadans should be excused then if they don't share the same sense of alarm that the DOE and some members of Congress have expressed regarding the Senate's smaller funding for the project, which would be ...
10:12 a.m.
Anka mulls Vegas show
The Wayner crooning "Red Roses for a Blue Lady" wearing blue face paint? Nah.
9:46 a.m.
There's No Imitation
The luxurious white Cadillac Escalade stopped at the intersection of Blue Diamond Road and an access road across from Silverton.
9:45 a.m.
State to seek aid to study algae
Nevada water officials plan to ask the federal government for help to study the largest green algae bloom in Lake Mead's 66-year history.
9:36 a.m.
LV Valley facing more challenges to protect its water
In its 10-year history the Southern Nevada Water Authority has secured a safer water supply, but the Las Vegas Valley faces greater challenges to protect its resources from contaminants, General Manager Pat Mulroy said.
9:35 a.m.
As part of its "A World of Cinema" film series, Nevadans Organized to Better Address Diversity presents "Even Dwarfs Started Out Small," directed by Werner Herzog, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark County Library, ...
9:35 a.m.
A walk down memory lane for Grove, players
For tenor saxophonist Carl Grove, life has been the same ol' big-band song and dance for nearly 50 years.
9:25 a.m.
Offspring continues to grow through turmoil
Headlines have shrunk, the big guns have cooled their fire and the teams of lawyers have packed their cases for another day's battle. Yes, the war between the multiplatinum Offspring and the Sony Corp. has ...
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Negligence is not for us to judge
I really was going to let this topic pass.
9:17 a.m.
Obituaries for July 20, 2001
Sidney Benjamin "Skip" Affleck, 69, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 29, 1931, in Ely. A lifelong resident of Nevada, he owned and operated Affleck & Conti Insurance Co. ...
9:16 a.m.
Humperdinck offers solid show at Broadway Theatre
Engelbert Humperdinck is intent on having a good time this week in New York-New York's Broadway Theatre, and a just-short-of-being-full house had a good time with him at the show caught. His loyal fan club ...
9:15 a.m.
Longtime Las Vegas gaming executive Lewis dies at 70
Services for longtime Las Vegas gaming executive Leo Lewis, who casino owners and the state hired when gambling operations were in trouble, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Palm Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Ave.
9:14 a.m.
Legislature character 'Ambassador Merlin' found dead in Carson City
CARSON CITY -- "Ambassador Merlin," one of those colorful characters who attach themselves to the Nevada Legislature, has been found dead near Mound House, about 10 miles east of Carson City.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: 'De la Guarda' de la gone-a
The financial troubles plaguing the Rio are going to have an impact on entertainment at the property.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: On magical night, Goulet enjoys his just desserts
It was a night right out of Old Las Vegas: the opening of the Robert Goulet show, "A Man and His Music," on Saturday at the Showroom at the Venetian, followed by dinner at Zeffirino, ...
9:12 a.m.
Photographer fascinated by American experience
Since 1997 Beth Yarnelle Edwards has been probing people's personal spaces, looking for clues about their lives and for the meaning of American society.
9:09 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Penn & Teller settle in for longer run at Rio
Penn & Teller are settling into the Rio's Samba Theatre for longer and longer periods ... This engagement continues through Aug. 19 ... Just as Siegfried & Roy, Lance Burton and David Copperfield differ in ...
9:06 a.m.
Review: City real star of 'Bride of the Wind'
What magic allure would be necessary for one woman to make four of the most creative minds in Central Europe fall head-over-heels in love with her?
9:03 a.m.
'Warning' -- Don't call Green Day a sellout
It's difficult to think of being called a "snot-nosed punk," in the grand tradition of ex-Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten, as a compliment.
8:53 a.m.
Echo frontman says band is ahead of its time
To really appreciate the sugary/psychedelic musical sensibilities of Echo & the Bunnymen, it's almost necessary to take a bit of a music lesson.
8:48 a.m.
Local student completes D.C. leadership course
Stephanie Ricardo attended a program at American University focusing on international diplomacy. The National Student Leadership Conference, which began programs for youth in 1989, arranged the curriculum. Ricardo graduated No. 3 in her class from ...
8:45 a.m.
Taxpayers to foot part of legal bills in Brown, Mack suits
City taxpayers will pay a portion of the legal bills to fight accusations lodged against Las Vegas Councilmen Michael Mack and Larry Brown.
8:44 a.m.
LV Photography Center puts its winners on display
The Las Vegas Photography Center is celebrating the winners of its first membership competition. Their photography is on display as a group exhibit at the center, 3626 N. Rancho Drive. There is no charge for ...
8:43 a.m.
Community news briefs for July 20, 2001
The Pioneer Day Parade and Old-Fashioned Games will begin 9 a.m. Saturday from the Estes McDoniel Elementary School parking lot on Fox Ridge Drive. The public is invited to this free event. For more information, ...
8:43 a.m.
Recycling event to help promote literacy
Residents can help promote adult literacy by recycling their outdated Sprint phone books Saturday.
8:42 a.m.
Famed writer talks to students, teachers
Twenty-four years ago during a writers' workshop at Iowa University, Mexican-American writer Sandra Cisneros listened to others talk about the huge houses of their childhoods and the stories and poems that came out of them.
8:42 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Showmen Kluger, Trenier are hits of the 80s
Two veteran Las Vegas lounge showmen celebrated birthdays last week -- Claude Trenier turned 82 and Irv Kluger 80.
8:41 a.m.
Editorial: This idea belongs in the ashtray
So there is, after all, a silver lining to a product that not only is addictive, but also frequently causes cancer, emphysema and a host of other diseases that create unbearable and intense suffering. Isn't ...
5:32 a.m.
Letter: Will Navy pay my power bill?
By the way, how do we sign up for the Navy to pay our utilities?
4:49 a.m.
Letter: Study is typical of Big Tobacco
This type of study and the resulting response is typical of big business' attitude toward its responsibility to people. The only thing that counts in today's society is the bottom line. Tradeoff studies are routinely ...
4:49 a.m.
Don't make kids speak Spanish
If you wish to learn Spanish, go to Mexico and live with a Latino family -- that is your right as an American. Do I want to greet my Spanish-speaking neighbors with "hola" or "buenos ...
4:48 a.m.
Letter: An offer to lead deplorable DMV
The resulting "line rage" could carry over into the home and cause spousal abuse and dog kicking on the part of those made to stand in those lines for hour after hour. Next, I promise ...
4:47 a.m.
Letter: Nevada slams teachers again
Three percent would in no way, shape or form provide much relief from the ever increasing utility bills and the general cost of living. Now there isn't enough money for even that small amount. Did ...
4:46 a.m.
Letter: Drivers thumb nose at laws
The worst road rage and worst drivers I've encountered are those who live in the Summerlin area. I don't know if it is because they think they're more affluent, and thus not subject to the ...
4:46 a.m.
Letter: With tax cut, Bush damages nation's future
Today we are faced with a new category of sinful behavior in high places called greed. It doesn't make as juicy reading in the scandal sheets, but of the two forms of sinners, I sympathize ...
4:45 a.m.
Columnist Sandy Thompson: Teen crusades for changes in custody laws
CLAYTON GILES believes that children of separation and divorce must have a voice in court decisions affecting them.
4:43 a.m.
Where I Stand--Brian Greenspun: A nose for non-news
"THE NEWS business isn't always polite."
4:42 a.m.
Homeless seek help from above
Enough sob stories.
4:38 a.m.
Asians lead minority shift into suburbs
Most times when Las Vegas Realtor Bong Kim advises fellow Korean-Americans about where to buy a home, the first place he mentions is Spring Valley.
4:38 a.m.
Editorial: Don't mess with urgent care centers
Gates also says she's worried about the viability of the county's Quick Cares, especially if too many are opened in rapid succession. In light of the county's incredible population explosion -- and the fact that ...
4:36 a.m.
Girls want chance to go to summer camp
"They are very active in Scouting and are eager to learn new things," the mother says.
4:35 a.m.
Teacher, student to participate in Alaska expedition
Contact For more information on the JASON Project, call Joyce Woodhouse at 799-6560, or log onto
4:35 a.m.
Lending patients a helping paw
4:35 a.m.
Falun Gong persecuted for practicing
Two years ago Chinese police pushed a 59-year-old woman into a van, drove her to jail and kept her there for 24 days. She had confessed to being a practitioner of Falun Gong -- a ...
4:34 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: ESPN guests are good sports
ESPNZone was launched at New York-New York Thursday night. Sports stars, celebrities, hangers-on and VIPs tried out the theme restaurant's second-floor video games (the simulated boxing was a hands-down fave) and reclined Strip-side in the ...
4:34 a.m.
Anka's Aweigh
His name is Paul Anka. He's a legendary singer-songwriter. But you knew that. And if you didn't know that, well, that's why God created websites.
4:34 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: An ode to our friends: The losers
Every weekend, they come by the thousands.
4:34 a.m.

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