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Archive for April 25, 2002

The real McCoy
At a glance
11:27 a.m.
TRAC unveils cars, deal with SMI tracks
The Team Racing Auto Circuit moved a step closer to reality Wednesday, announcing a deal with five tracks to hold races next year and unveiling prototypes of three cars.
11:18 a.m.
Resurgent Las Vegas tries on PCL first place for size
11:18 a.m.
Committee OKs Yucca site 41-6
WASHINGTON -- The Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository cleared another hurdle today when the House Energy and Commerce Committee approved the site on a 41-6 vote. The next step: a full House vote.
11:17 a.m.
Casino hotel planned for Silver Slipper site
Just days after signing a deal with Donald Trump, New Frontier owner Phil Ruffin is closing in on a joint venture to build a $750 million to $800 million casino resort project just north of ...
11:15 a.m.
Show leaving Dallas for Mandalay
A spokesman for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority confirmed that the show, an exhibition of promotional products from pens, pencils and keychains to elaborate visual displays, will be at Mandalay Bay Jan. 13-17 ...
11:15 a.m.
Business briefs for April 25, 2002
Net income dropped to $5.5 million, or 5 cents a share, from $334.7 million, or $3.21, in the year-earlier period, the company said. Sales fell 23 percent to $809.4 million from $1.05 billion.
11:15 a.m.
Charity game tonight at Silverado H.S.
The game features players from Basic, Coronado, Foothill, Green Valley and Silverado high schools against a Henderson personalities team. The personalities include Freddie Banks, Quinten Dailey, Jon Denton, Kevin Janison and Dave McCann.
11:14 a.m.
Aladdin sees big jump in cash flow for March
The Aladdin's financial performance improved drastically in March, in line with the recovery trend being reported up and down the Las Vegas Strip.
11:13 a.m.
Cox targets AOL with LV 'Net test
Cox Communications Inc. of Las Vegas is finding that once customers get a taste of zipping through Internet pages quickly, they're prime candidates for even more speed.
11:13 a.m.
Earnings up nearly 25 percent
Community Bank's loans and other assets also grew from $282 million on March 31, 2001, to $324 million at the end of this year's first quarter. Deposits increased from $260 million to $299 million during ...
11:13 a.m.
Vegas mortgage operator jailed
The state wants to seize assets of Ferradino so Interstate investors, who are owed some $2.09 million, can be paid back.
11:13 a.m.
Casinos banned under bill
Congress approved the law with a 35-33 vote and 16 abstentions, the paper said.
11:13 a.m.
Democrats on lookout for others to run for governor
Matthew Dushoff doesn't consider himself arrogant and isn't apologizing to Democrats for his surprise decision to run for governor.
11:13 a.m.
Marriage may hurt chances for rape case to go to trial
A North Las Vegas Police detective investigating a rape allegation against a former city councilman was relieved of duty Wednesday after he revealed he married the woman making the complaint.
11:13 a.m.
Study says politics override science in review of Yucca
WASHINGTON -- A decision on Yucca Mountain as the nation's nuclear waste dump should be postponed until more is known about its geology and how man-made barriers will perform over thousands of years, an independent ...
11:12 a.m.
Vegas court reporters try dispelling myths
Despite limited training opportunities and worries that advances in technology may make them obsolete, court reporters say they have a bright future in Nevada.
11:12 a.m.
Lawyer: FBI leads may justify new Binion probe
A defense lawyer Wednesday urged District Attorney Stewart Bell to reopen the Ted Binion murder investigation because of new evidence disclosed in a 1999 FBI wiretap affidavit.
11:12 a.m.
Gaming board rejects offer
Rosemont Mayor Donald Stephens told the Chicago Tribune that the board's decision was unlawful and unworkable. He said it would hit a legal roadblock because the village has a contract with the Emerald to land ...
11:12 a.m.
Remodeling launched
The project, which will take four to five months, will give the Decatur Boulevard property a "Victorian San Francisco" appearance, with new carpet, paint, ceiling tiles and wall coverings.
11:12 a.m.
Restaurant owner shoots, kills man after robbery
A restaurant owner who shot a thief and would-be carjacker to death Wednesday probably will not face charges, Metro Police Lt. Tom Monahan said.
11:12 a.m.
Priest's attorney condemns civil suit
An attorney for a Henderson priest accused of sexually abusing six young parishioners believes none of the young men deserve to benefit from a civil lawsuit filed against the priest last month.
11:06 a.m.
News briefs for April 25, 2002
Martinez and another man, 19-year-old Julian Canno-Martinez, were found about 6 a.m. Monday on the shoulder of the road at Hammer Lane and Auto Street, near Lamb Boulevard and Interstate 15, Metro Police said.
10:01 a.m.
UNLV men host MWC tennis meet; women go to Provo
An automatic bid to the 64-team NCAA championship field is on the line for the six league teams. Regular-season co-champion San Diego State (15-8 overall and 4-1 in MWC), whose only league loss came at ...
9:57 a.m.
Tribe wants to know who's proposing casino in its name
PITTSBURGH -- Rumors in a small Pennsylvania coal town abound: A Canadian Indian tribe wants to replace block after block of empty storefronts with a casino, restaurants and shops.
9:51 a.m.
Catching up with: JON SLACK
Where he is now: Texas Tech
9:48 a.m.
Sun Prep Softball Top 10
Sun Prep Softball Top 10
9:47 a.m.
Dye-ing to make state
Anyone planning on checking out this year's 4A state softball tournament shouldn't be surprised to run into a woman sporting bright purple hair.
9:42 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Lounsbery looks to continue tradition at Meadows
Talk about a tough act to follow.
9:41 a.m.
Lakers eager after layoff
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- One week into the postseason, and the days have grown long and the media horde has grown large and, already weary of it all, Shaquille O'Neal needed to amuse himself Wednesday.
9:38 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Oscar never says what's on his mind
I dialed into a boxing news conference Wednesday -- and a "Seinfeld" rerun broke out.
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Paula Del Giudice: Drilling rejected in Arctic refuge
This was quite a week for conservationists. The victory in the Senate rejecting an amendment to allow oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was enormous.
9:31 a.m.
Mature -- and raring to go
Kevin Kelley is certain he's new and improved.
9:27 a.m.
FBI joins search for alleged killer of woman, son
Weber, 28, was put on the FBI's wanted list on Wednesday.
9:26 a.m.
Vegas sports on TV/Radio
9:25 a.m.
Judge allows photo lineup in beating trial
A Clark County judge Wednesday ruled there is nothing wrong with the photos Metro Police homicide detectives showed witnesses in a brutal fatal beating.
9:24 a.m.
State employees sue over mold problems at worksite
A second lawsuit has been filed against the state alleging officials moved too slowly to address mold problems in state-owned buildings on Charleston Boulevard.
9:23 a.m.
EOB changes policies at drug center
In response to conflict of interest and bias allegations, the Economic Opportunity Board, a nonprofit community development agency, changed the inpatient intake policy at its drug treatment center Wednesday.
9:23 a.m.
Fighting matches on television
Fighting matches on television
9:23 a.m.
Fraud, porn indictments returned
A Las Vegas man has been indicted for allegedly running a series of schemes of unauthorized withdrawals from victims' bank accounts and defrauding financial institutions of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
9:22 a.m.
Charity game Thursday at Silverdo High School
The game features players from Basic, Coronado, Foothill, Green Valley and Silverado high schools against a Henderson personalities team. The personalities include Freddie Banks, Quinten Dailey, Jon Denton, Kevin Janison and Dave McCann.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Top Fuel dragster Dixon intent on starting new streak
Larry Dixon heads to Bristol (Tenn.) Dragway this weekend intent on beginning a new streak in his Don Prudhomme-owned Miller Lite NHRA Top Fuel dragster.
9:21 a.m.
Letter: World is full of immoral adults
Adults teaching kids to jaywalk? Where have you been hiding? I have seen adults tell kids to dump bags of fast food garbage in parking lots. I have seen them tell kids to leave shopping ...
9:18 a.m.
Letter: Nuke waste is all about politics
New York has 31 House members and two senators. Nevada is about to get its third House seat in November. It's about power politics, plain and simple. We had this rammed down our throat from ...
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Little publicity about medical insurance costs
There has been a lot of publicity concerning malpractice insurance and the utility rate increases, but somehow the Nevada State Insurance Commission continues to grant the premium increases for medical insurance and no one informs ...
9:17 a.m.
Activists' plan would raise tax revenue by 52 percent
CARSON CITY -- A plan to increase state tax revenue by 52 percent by hitting business and wealthy investors has been outlined by a social activist group that admits it will have a tough time ...
9:15 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Danger on the tracks
Not that I have said all there is to say on the subject. On the contrary, there is so much more to say and do before we wake up the rest of America to this ...
9:14 a.m.
Wednesday's prep results
9:14 a.m.
MWC Women's golf
293 305 284 -- 882
9:14 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Friday's races at Hollywood Park
1st Race -- GIFTED ATHLETE - Hustling Espinoza atop Peterson trainee, draws good box in six-horse opening route, Gifted enough Athlete to win here? MEGA GIFT - Draws alongside top pick, Berrio tabbed by trainer ...
9:11 a.m.
Editorial: 'Takings' theory hits a roadblock
On Tuesday, two decades later, the matter finally was settled by the U.S. Supreme Court, which correctly determined that the government doesn't have to pay the landowners. The majority decision written by Justice John Paul ...
9:11 a.m.
Sewage discharge permits upheld
A Nevada state board has upheld sewage discharge permits for Las Vegas, Henderson and the Clark County Sanitation District.
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Bond issue is one option for homeless
California Gov. Gray Davis showed leadership Monday in presiding over a four-hour "Governor's Summit on Homelessness" at which he signed legislation that will place the bond issue on the November ballot. Attending the summit were ...
9:07 a.m.
Lawyer sworn in after winning bar exam battle
After two years of battling the very system he wanted to join, Jason Cook finally won the only case that mattered to him -- his fight to be admitted as a member of the State ...
9:06 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Kiwanuka aims to put name back in mix
It's never too late to salvage your career, as Joseph Kiwanuka will attempt to do Saturday in Anaheim, Calif.
8:58 a.m.
Prep standing
8:57 a.m.
Prep standings
8:56 a.m.
Community briefs for April 25, 2002
The city of Henderson will host its annual Arbor Day celebration at 10:30 a.m. Friday in front of the Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water St., featuring Deputy Drip, Ronald McDonald, Woodsy the Owl, and McGruff ...
8:45 a.m.
Nellis Range officer receives Air Combat Command award
Air Combat Command has picked a range manager from Nellis Air Force Base as its Range Professional of the Year for the fifth straight year. This year it's Maj. Bob Vomela, a special projects officer ...
8:45 a.m.
Obituaries for April 25, 2002
Raymond Lee Allen, 70, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Iowa. A resident for 17 years, he was a retired NASA engine supervisor, a Korean War ...
8:33 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: An ode to a very good doctor
"Doc" Romeo loves kids. He has been a role model and mentor to thousands of youngsters, including a dozen of his own.
8:18 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Little brings 'The Presidents' to Paris Las Vegas
"The Presidents," a two-act, five-actor production, was conceived by Little and written by Ron Nessen and Loren Paul Caplin ... Nessen was Gerald Ford's press secretary and a former NBC News correspondent ... Caplin is ...
8:17 a.m.
The beat goes on: Former Chicago police officers share memories at Las Vegas reunion
"Hey, how ya doin'?" shouted one ex-cop when he saw another ex-cop hailing him from a nearby table.
8:17 a.m.

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