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Archive for October 18, 2001

Prep football standings
11:32 a.m.
Prep girls volleyball standings
11:31 a.m.
Prep boys soccer standings
11:30 a.m.
Sun Statewide Prep Football Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and Sparks Tribune.
11:30 a.m.
Fight schedule
11:27 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Santa Anita
1st Race -- Barbs Colony -- Solis scales Sise trainee, needs prompt start and clear sailing from inner post in sprint opener, productive team. Good Day Sir -- Draws good box, Eddie D. on Garcia ...
11:24 a.m.
2001 Fall prep playoff schedules and results
4A State Tournament
11:19 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1 p.m.
11:16 a.m.
Catching up with: Dallas Massey
High School: Green Valley ('98)
11:15 a.m.
Injury report
BUFFALO AT JACKSONVILLE -- Bills: OUT: G Jerry Ostroski (leg). DOUBTFUL: DT Leif Larsen (elbow); WR Jeremy McDaniel (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: SS Tony Driver (shoulder); DE Phil Hansen (elbow). PROBABLE: QB Rob Johnson (neck); OLB Fred ...
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Wildlife board will meet this weekend
The Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners will hold its monthly meeting in Las Vegas this Friday and Saturday.
11:05 a.m.
Prep football picks: Count on Cheyenne to win, take over first
Oh, the horror! A week of upsets threatens to ruin a once-sparkling season, as I fall below the .800 mark for the first time in 2001. All three unbeatens lost and a first-year school won ...
11:03 a.m.
Mustang dynasty
Coleman Hutzler nearly had his bags packed when he began re-thinking his decision to move from Las Vegas to Southern California last summer.
11:01 a.m.
Durango girls open huge state golf lead
The Trailblazers posted a five-player team score of 399 at par-73 Black Mountain Golf & Country Club, taking a 41-stroke lead over second-place Bishop Gorman before darkness halted play for the day.
10:59 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Bernstein looks forward to returning to LVMS
Kenny Bernstein is embroiled in the closest points battle in the NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series, entering this weekend's O'Reilly Fall Nationals in Texas with a slim 58-point lead over Larry Dixon in the Top ...
10:58 a.m.
Tszyu feels he's at his peak
On the phone for a conference call Wednesday from Australia, World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association junior welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu said he's looking forward to solidifying his reputation when he takes on fellow ...
10:57 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Bennett, Jones highlight Stratosphere card
Six fights as a professional heavyweight were enough for Michael Bennett and his handlers to realize the U.S. Olympian and former world amateur champion was repeatedly giving away too many pounds to his opponents.
10:57 a.m.
Johnson feeling more at home with UNLV
Lafonte Johnson has alleviated the homesickness that plagued him last season, mainly by bringing his best friend to UNLV.
10:34 a.m.
Test Site workers' claims accepted
Claims may be filed under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, passed by Congress in 2000. The law provides a $150,000 lump sum payment, as well as related medical benefits, for eligible applicants ...
10:32 a.m.
'Jersey Joe' can pack a punch
A former all-state performer in Clifton, N.J., UNLV starting tailback Joe Haro appears as "Jersey Joe" in the team's weekly media release.
10:32 a.m.
Rules to save nature of Red Rock
Blue Diamond Highway east of the small town of Blue Diamond has a new set of building and design standards intended to preserve the character of the "gateway to Red Rock Canyon."
10:00 a.m.
Blast prompts look at zoning
Responding to a fire and a series of explosions in her district Monday, Clark County Commissioner Myrna Williams on Wednesday vowed to get hazardous materials away from residential areas.
9:59 a.m.
Sprint announces 6,000 layoffs, will drop ION unit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Corp., citing the weak economy and "a rapidly changing industry landscape," announced Wednesday it will lay off about 6,000 employees, or 7 percent of its work force, and eliminate 1,500 ...
9:58 a.m.
Heightened security: Terrorism increases need for guards
Uniformed guards outside this dusty Las Vegas construction site are not carrying weapons, nor are they prepared to arrest anyone.
9:57 a.m.
Clubs announced for Green Valley Ranch, Bellagio
Midnight Oil Co., operator of nightclubs in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, said it will open its fifth nightclub in the nation at Green Valley Ranch. The "Whiskey Sky" nightclub will not only incorporate ...
9:56 a.m.
Nine exhibitors leave LV show
A big Las Vegas television industry convention has lost nine key exhibitors, another indication that the weak economy has dented the entertainment industry.
9:54 a.m.
New rule limits sale of meth ingredient
A new regulation passed by the state Board of Pharmacy is designed to make it tougher for people to produce methamphetamine in a home lab.
9:53 a.m.
Chairman named, director leaving regulatory board
Blackwell, who was appointed chairman by Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, succeeds Bill Gresham Jr. of Indianola, whose second four-year term on the panel expired Oct. 1.
9:52 a.m.
Anchor Gaming reports 55 percent increase
The firm Thursday reported net income of $29 million, an increase of 55 percent over the year-ago period. Per-share income rose 137 percent to $1.85 per share. Revenues increased 3 percent to $142 million, a ...
9:51 a.m.
Court upholds non-union carpenter training program
The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the Carpenters Union's appeal of rulings upholding the state's certification of two non-union training programs.
9:50 a.m.
Casino sues state over rights to land
Vacation Village is in a legal dispute with the Nevada Department of Transportation over ownership rights to a 15-acre parcel between Sunset Road and the bankrupt Las Vegas hotel-casino.
9:49 a.m.
Carrier earns a profit
Southwest was the first major carrier to report third-quarter earnings, and analysts expect it will be the only one to post a profit. Southwest reported net income excluding one-time items of $82.8 million, or 10 ...
9:48 a.m.
Automaker earns a profit
Chief Financial Officer John Devine warned the world's largest automaker will fall short of its fourth quarter earnings target, however.
9:47 a.m.
Fitzgeralds buyer OK'd by gaming board
CARSON CITY -- Detroit businessman Don Barden is one step away from acquiring Fitzgeralds hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas and becoming the first black business person to wholly own a major Nevada gaming resort.
9:46 a.m.
Officials call for calm on anthrax
It could be powdered sugar from your co-worker's doughnut. Or it could be coffee creamer. Or construction dust. Or laundry detergent. It could be anthrax.
9:45 a.m.
Geographic diversity seen as key casino asset in downturn
Now that three major gaming companies have reported earnings, one trend is clear -- geographic diversity can be a big insurance policy for a gaming company.
9:44 a.m.
DA will alter prostitution policy if court finds bias
CARSON CITY -- If the Nevada Supreme Court finds that the Clark County district attorney's office is unfairly prosecuting female prostitutes, then the policy on charging their customers will get tougher, District Attorney Stewart Bell ...
9:42 a.m.
News briefs for October 18, 2001
A Henderson man, who police believe killed his mother and stepfather because he was tired of their fighting, has been indicted.
9:41 a.m.
Suspect in heists indicted
Robert Kindell, 24, was arrested Friday at the Silverton hotel after casino employees recognized him from from surveillance video broadcast on local television news that had been taken from the Palace Station robbery, Lt. John ...
9:41 a.m.
Court overturns death sentence
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a death penalty for one man but upheld the ruling for his co-defendant in the fatal shooting of a woman in Sparks in 1998.
9:41 a.m.
Obituaries for October 18, 2001
Ethel Davidson, 94, of Las Vegas died Oct. 8 in Las Vegas. She was born Sept. 14, 1907, in Missouri. A resident for 20 years, she was a telephone operator.
9:40 a.m.
Senator's son makes bid for seat on commission
His name for months has been tied to the soon-to-be vacant Clark County Commission District G seat, but Rory Reid made it official Wednesday when he formally announced his plans to replace Dario Herrera.
9:40 a.m.
Tests show Reno scare unfounded
Test results being reported today are putting to rest the anthrax scare out of Reno that has alarmed Nevadans since Friday.
9:32 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Teacher gets her due
Mike's history is, at the very least, a colorful one. His marriage, however, is rock solid, thanks to a great education and a fairy tale marriage. You see how things work out if you pay ...
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Stifle gabby congressmen
The media isn't at fault. It can presume that congressmen release information that doesn't harm the nation's security if it's published. Congressmen who leak secrets betray our country and those who fight for it.
9:16 a.m.
Letter: Make payments by deduction
Now is the time for residents to finally take advantage of having many payments deducted from their checking accounts. I don't write checks for the phone, gas, electric, cable and even some insurance payments. I ...
9:16 a.m.
Letter: Right person chosen to be public defender
Let's get the facts straight for once. Reilly's selection of Cooper was the right one and the criticism is ridiculous. The critics of the county manager's selection of Cooper argue that there were more qualified ...
9:15 a.m.
Editorial: Anxiety stirred by confusion
Often government officials can't even agree on the basic facts. On Wednesday House Speaker Dennis Hastert said that anthrax had gotten into the Senate's ventilation system. But a bioterrorism expert at the U.S. Department of ...
9:14 a.m.
Goodman urges Bush to finance projects
Lawmakers in Congress and White House officials are debating the best way to jumpstart the ailing economy.
9:13 a.m.
Local offices take precautions
Despite numerous calls from residents and office personnel to police and health officials in the Las Vegas Valley about potential anthrax exposure, there are no plans to sweep local government buildings for the deadly spores.
9:12 a.m.
Council delays action on Stratosphere ride
Residents who planned to protest a 700-foot thrill ride at the Stratosphere believe a move by the Las Vegas City Council to delay a decision on the project amounts to a small victory.
8:58 a.m.
Payment to police chief is approved
North Las Vegas City Council members on Wednesday unanimously approved a $66,000 payment to increase retirement benefits for outgoing Police Chief Joey Tillmon.
8:54 a.m.
Officials eager about new jail: $5.8 million site expected to be ready in January
The sight of concrete and steel at North Las Vegas Detention Center's newest building pleases Capt. Dan Lake.
8:54 a.m.
Firefighters protest union pact
Almost 200 off-duty firefighters picketed outside Las Vegas City Hall Wednesday, saying the city was negotiating their new contract in bad faith.
8:50 a.m.
No rebate, no furniture mart
The 57-acre furniture mart pegged for downtown could be in jeopardy if the Las Vegas City Council fails to approve an agreement that would give the developer a 50 percent rebate on property taxes over ...
8:50 a.m.
Deal made over car lots in proposed Town Center
A compromise reached Wednesday will allow auto dealerships to cover more of the commercial area in Town Center, but keep a 50-acre auto mall from taking shape in northwest Las Vegas.
8:50 a.m.
Brown ethics charge dismissed
The two-member panel reviewed an ethics complaint filed against the councilman by John Staluppi Jr., whose Nissan dealership -- proposed for Town Center -- was denied by the council in June.
8:47 a.m.
Fund met goal of paying rent of laid-off employees
Local United Way efforts to help nearly 800 laid-off workers pay their October rent was a success, but a local official says when the depleted Displaced Workers Response Fund is replenished, it will be used ...
8:46 a.m.
Agency's pantry nearly empty
A month to go before the big food drive and the Salvation Army's cupboard is just about bare.
8:45 a.m.
Dressed to impress: Halloween costumes adjust with the times
"We're trying to find something scary," she explained, while her younger brother, Freddie, waited nearby.
8:33 a.m.
Air Rescue Association honors Nellis instructor
A Nellis Air Force Base officer has been awarded the prestigious Richard T. Kight Award For Outstanding Achievement, presented annually by the Air Rescue Association.
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: More thoughts on taped performances dispute
Caesars Palace, the stars represented on the CD, the musicians who accompanied the stars and, subsequently, Concord Records and its subsidiary, Neon Tonic Records, were and are subject to the recording agreement in effect at ...
8:27 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Logging on is not for everyone
But occasionally a trivial incident can remind us that life goes on. Take the letter recently received from AT&T, offering a new kind of billing to its customers called "online billing" that offers "convenience and ...
8:26 a.m.
Rockers break out of the 'Christian music' mold
8:26 a.m.
RTC says ride bicycles to work
Riding a bicycle to work, instead of driving, can actually save time, a biking enthusiast said Tuesday.
8:23 a.m.
Community briefs for October 18, 2001
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers hikes, walks and other educational programs free of charge. Some upcoming programs:
8:23 a.m.
Auto racing schedules, winners and points standings
Feb. 18 - Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Michael Waltrip)
4:13 a.m.
Labonte's title a distant memory
TALLADEGA, Ala. - Peeking out the back of his hauler, Bobby Labonte watched as a lone fan wearing a sweat shirt celebrating the driver's Winston Cup championship stopped to collect some souvenirs.
4:03 a.m.
Burton didn't reach expectations
For many Winston Cup drivers and teams, the season Jeff Burton has put together would be a high-water mark.
4:02 a.m.

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