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Archive for September 18, 2001

Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Let's get back to work
A WEEK HAS PASSED since the senseless slaughter of several thousand Americans took place before millions of television viewers over the world. Mourning has been the theme of American life during the past days, and ...
11:52 a.m.
Local officials to DOE: Delay Yucca hearings
Hearings The Department of Energy has rescheduled two public hearings regarding Yucca Mountain. The deadline for written comments has been extended from Sept. 20 until Oct. 5.
11:07 a.m.
Program targets homeless youths
Youths 18 and under who are homeless will be able to find help at a center scheduled for an Oct. 1 opening.
11:03 a.m.
City rethinks auto dealer ordinance
Concerns by one of the original planners of Town Center and other land owners have prompted the city of Las Vegas to draft a compromise to an ordinance that would create a cluster of new ...
11:02 a.m.
Meadows students raise $10,000
Parents, waiting for their children, park neatly in front of Meadows School. It's a typical scene. Seemingly, nothing has changed since classes began weeks ago.
11:01 a.m.
Nuke waste loads on hold
The Energy Department has indefinitely halted at least 20 shipments of low-level nuclear waste destined for the Nevada Test Site, 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
11:00 a.m.
Attack briefs
Twenty Nevada Army National Guard soldiers are beefing up security at Hoover Dam, running two security checkpoints, one on either side of the dam.
11:00 a.m.
Congress forced to shift priorities
WASHINGTON -- Congress this week is sorting through its legislative priorities, now that attention in the nation's capital has shifted to last week's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
10:59 a.m.
Lake Mead is unlikely target for biological contamination
Southern Nevada's water supply, in particular Lake Mead, the nation's largest man-made reservoir, is an unlikely target for terrorists, local and federal officials say.
10:56 a.m.
More LV meetings canceled, postponed
Another wave of conventions and meetings in Las Vegas was canceled or postponed Monday, with sponsoring organizations saying attendance would have been down dramatically in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks.
10:50 a.m.
Terrorism may hurt Comdex
Comdex, the largest trade show in Las Vegas, may be hit by reduced attendance because of last week's terrorist strikes on the East Coast.
10:49 a.m.
Officer demands retraction from lawmaker
A Metro Police officer accused by a state lawmaker of beating a man is demanding Assemblywoman Kathy Von Tobel retract the allegations he says are false.
10:48 a.m.
LV firm reaches AOL agreement
Richard Clemmer, chief executive of PurchasePro, had said in recent conference calls to Wall Street that he had told AOL executives future payments would not be coming because his company needed the cash to operate.
10:47 a.m.
New computer virus attacks
The worm, known as "W32.Nimda," had affected "thousands, possibly tens of thousands" of targets by midday today, according to Vincent Gullotto, head virus fighter at, a software company.
10:46 a.m.
Las Vegas awaits seafood shipments
Stan Carroll's customers will have to get through one more day without fresh red snapper.
10:45 a.m.
Lawyers fearing backlash against clients
Anti-immigration sentiment in the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., may affect congressional decisions on immigration law, attorneys say.
10:44 a.m.
Diabetics face new problem at airport
Diabetics According to Mylan Hawkins of the Nevada Diabetes Association for Children and Adults, diabetics dependent on injected insulin should take the following steps:
10:43 a.m.
White House vows to push aid package
The White House and congressional leaders vowed Monday to move quickly on a multibillion-dollar emergency aid package for the airline industry, which announced more layoffs Monday and was hit hard on Wall Street because of ...
10:42 a.m.
Workforce cuts under way
John Marz, Mandalay senior vice president of marketing, said Monday there have already been some layoffs, though he was unable to say how many. Mandalay has also been accepting requests for time off in an ...
10:37 a.m.
Louisiana postpones tourism ads -- casino business may suffer
NEW ORLEANS -- The state has postponed $2.5 million in television spots to attract visitors, perhaps a precursor of hard times ahead for the tourism and convention business that employs thousands.
10:37 a.m.
Vegas visitor count fell in July
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Monday that visitor volume fell 1.4 percent from July 2000 to July 2001, from 3.11 million to 3.06 million people.
10:35 a.m.
Gaming stock selloff continues
Worst hit in morning trading was Mandalay Resort Group, which fell $2.39 to $16.61, a 52-week low. That is a one-day decline of more than 12 percent; since the market re-opened Monday, Mandalay has lost ...
10:35 a.m.
Officials: Interest still high in bankrupt casinos
Larco Investments Ltd., a Canadian investment firm, has been designated the preferred bidder for the bankrupt Regent in the Summerlin district of Las Vegas with an $80 million offer. It is the third "stalking horse" ...
10:33 a.m.
Slowdown may force banks to move against Aladdin
The Las Vegas Strip's $1.2 billion Aladdin hotel-casino was in a difficult financial position one week ago today -- Sept. 11, 2001.
10:33 a.m.
Confession doesn't sway jurors
Eleven of the 12 jurors who convicted a Marine of sexually assaulting a Las Vegas woman last year have signed affidavits saying the confession of another Marine does not change their minds.
10:25 a.m.
Inmate hit with $13 million judgment
A man serving five to 12 years in connection with a fatal car accident was ordered to pay the victim's family $13.6 million Monday.
10:25 a.m.
Court briefs for September 18, 2001
A Las Vegas man will be able to withdraw his guilty plea in his girlfriend's slaying because a District Court judge broke his promise to allow him to remain free until he was sentenced.
10:23 a.m.
County taking cautious look at capital projects
Anticipating a possible downturn in the local economy, Clark County Manager Thom Reilly on Monday directed the finance division to put into place a contingency plan that could affect large-scale projects.
10:23 a.m.
Mortgage broker guilty in LV scam
CARSON CITY -- District Judge Lee Gates has set Nov. 19 for sentencing of mortgage broker David Ferradino after he pleaded guilty to felony theft involving $5.7 million swindled from some 90 investors, most of ...
10:19 a.m.
News briefs for September 18, 2001
A 28-year-old man was shot to death inside his apartment late Monday, and three men were seen fleeing the area.
10:12 a.m.
Review: How to become invisible
Director: Terry Zwigoff
10:12 a.m.
Finn leaving post as spokesman for Guinn
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn's press secretary Jack Finn is leaving the post to go into private business.
10:12 a.m.
New hospital taking shape in out-of-town construction
Developers of a 120-bed hospital at the intersection of Tropical Parkway and Losee Road say they have started to construct parts of the building, which will be shipped to the site within a few weeks.
10:12 a.m.
BLM sale will aid Mesquite growth
CARSON CITY -- Lincoln County's tiny population could explode, thanks to overflow from nearby Mesquite, according to plans being unveiled this week.
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: LVMS may change starting date of ticket sales
Las Vegas Motor Speedway general manager Chris Powell said he is considering changing the date on which the track puts its NASCAR Winston Cup race tickets on sale out of respect for the victims of ...
10:01 a.m.
Rebels shut out Southern Utah
Wright, a junior transfer from Kingston, Jamaica, scored the game-winning goal 16 minutes into the game after taking her own rebounded shot off the post from 10 yards out. She helped the Rebels improve their ...
9:58 a.m.
UNLV women last in first tournament
The Rebels sit in last place among the 14-team field after finishing the day 61 strokes over par at the Ironhorse Course at the Legends Club of Tennessee.
9:58 a.m.
Rebels look to RB Croom for scouting report
Larry Croom figures to be a popular man with UNLV's defensive coaches this week.
9:51 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Muhammad devastated by tragedies
At the absolute pinnacle of his professional career, Eddie Gregory changed his name.
9:50 a.m.
Mason Rudolph Championship women's college golf tournament results
UNLV scores: Hwanhee Lee 77-76--153; Tina Mabanta 81-75--156; Erin Borcherts 85-77--162; Angela Olivarri 84- 83--167; and Ayeesha Kosugi 86-82--168.
9:49 a.m.
Monday's prep results
9:47 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Schedule debate makes owners look selfish
If it wasn't understood before, I think we all can agree following the events of last week that who wins or loses a football game is pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.
9:38 a.m.
Head coaching change shocks Cheyenne football team
Sitting in sixth period classes Monday, Cheyenne's football players received an usual announcement over the public address system: The team was to assemble in a classroom immediately after school.
9:36 a.m.
Firefighters, cops salute N.Y. victims
Metro Police Deputy Chief Ray Flynn is headed to New York today to deliver the respect and thanks of Las Vegas' public safety community to the families of firefighters and police officers lost in last ...
9:11 a.m.
Altered airport parking said to be fair to drivers
Airport officials say there has been no need so far for a plan to give a break in rates to short-term visitors forced to park in the long-term lot.
9:11 a.m.
Officials warn against committing hate crimes
He called on residents not to add to the last week's tragedy by committing hate crimes against Arabs.
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Secret sellers are turncoats
Two women also involved in the criminal scheme were Maria Emeterio of the Nevada Attorney General's office and Mary Ellen Weeks of Las Vegas Municipal Court.
8:40 a.m.
Letter: Reno mine plan must be stopped
In this case a Chicago company, Oil-Dri Corp., wants to build a kitty litter mine and processing plant in a residential area 10 miles outside Reno.
8:40 a.m.
Letter: Social Security unfairly taxes middle class
I have found that the majority of the working class thinks that everyone has the payroll taxes deducted year-round. They are very surprised when I tell them that only the Medicare portion (1.5 percent) is ...
8:39 a.m.
Immunization schedule for September 18, 2001
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:37 a.m.
Pappas, wrestler, artist dies
As a teenager, Buddy Pappas had a promising career as an artist. But the day Pappas, the son of a pro wrestling promoter and Greek immigrant, met his idol, Jim "The Golden Greek" Londos, that ...
8:35 a.m.
Obituaries for September 18, 2001
Elizabeth Irene Beemer, 80, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local care center. She was born March 20, 1921, in St. Joseph, Mo. A resident for 38 years, she was a PBX operator, an ...
8:35 a.m.
Editorial: America gets back on track
Returning to a normal life is the best medicine for these trying times. While the United States military prepares to take the necessary actions to eliminate the terrorist enemy, we must continue to keep America ...
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Hotels, salons heavy with handouts
Seems like everyone in town is trying to raise money for the victims of last week's terrorist attacks, despite the nagging worry of local layoffs and financial cutbacks.
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Victory lies in return to normal
The day after it happened, I left.
8:34 a.m.
Community briefs for September 18, 2001
The Nevada Apartment Association will hold its second annual Bachelor Auction at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rio hotel to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
8:33 a.m.
Museum honors LV attorney Di Palma
At a private reception to be held Oct. 29 at the museum, Kay Allaire, Cooper-Hewitt's Board of Trustees chairwoman, and museum director Paul Warwick will give Di Palma an award and admit him to the ...
8:32 a.m.
Judd, pioneer LDS leader in Southern Nevada, dies
When Paul Judd came to Las Vegas in 1948 he saw the potential for unlimited local growth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
8:32 a.m.

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