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Archive for August 1, 2002

Two Calif. teens kidnapped in car stolen in Vegas
LANCASTER, Calif. -- Two teenage girls were kidnapped at gunpoint early today and taken away in a vehicle that belonged to one of the victims' friends, authorities said.
11:38 a.m.
Layoffs ordered at Timet
The Denver-based company said it will temporarily idle certain U.S. plants during the last half of 2002, and lay off 25 of the 400 employees at its Henderson plant.
11:34 a.m.
Opponents of Louisiana casino hold prayer vigil
Mansfield High School football coach Dale Morvan, a native of Logansport, stood with about 150 other people from throughout DeSoto Parish to pray that its 11 police jurors vote against supporting the casino during a ...
11:22 a.m.
Bank moves against Internet gambling
Banks nationwide are increasingly prohibiting the use of credit cards for Internet gambling, which is on the rise despite being illegal in Arizona and most other states.
11:22 a.m.
Book maker's loss widens
The company posted a loss of 1.6 million pounds ($2.5 million), or 1 penny a share, in the three months ended June 30, compared with a loss of 999,000 pounds, or 0.7p, in the comparable ...
11:22 a.m.
Tort reform package OK'd
CARSON CITY -- The state Legislature this morning unanimously passed a comprehensive tort reform bill designed to curb skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance rates and encourage doctors to stay in Nevada.
11:19 a.m.
County sets limits on strip club acts
The Clark County Commission voted to impose restrictions on lap dancing in the county's strip clubs.
11:19 a.m.
Builders hit with defect award
The Pacific Legends Green Valley Homeowners Association filed a lawsuit more than four years ago alleging Pacific Property and Development Corp. and Pacific Homes Inc. violated numerous building codes when building 195 condominiums near Wigwam ...
11:17 a.m.
RTC won't add up fines for bus company
The Regional Transportation Commission will not calculate how much the agency's bus management company could owe for performance penalties during a five-week bus strike, an RTC spokeswoman said Wednesday.
11:13 a.m.
Departures won't cause power rate hike, says advocate
Nevada's consumer advocate says consumers won't pay higher electricity rates as big casinos and other companies leave Nevada Power Co. and sign up with alternative electricity providers.
11:12 a.m.
Rain continues to elude valley
Threatening storm clouds and an increase in humidity were in the forecast today, but once again the moisture is expected to pass Las Vegas by, National Weather Service meteorologists said.
11:11 a.m.
Hottest July ever
The record of 93.4 degrees average for the month is 43 years old and was set in both 1959 and 1989, Jensen said. Southern Nevada's official weather record dates from 1937.
11:10 a.m.
Rating agency downgrades Mikohn Gaming
Moody's lowered the company's senior implied rating from B3 to B2 and lowered the company's senior unsecured long-term issuer rating from Caa2 from B3. Both the senior implied and long-term issuer ratings remain on review ...
11:09 a.m.
Police insurance plan needs bailout
Taxpayers are on the hook for nearly $2 million in unpaid medical bills from a defunct Metro Police union insurance plan.
11:08 a.m.
Herbst Gaming eyes IGT casino, slot route assets
Last week IGT formally announced it would sell casino operations accumulated in its acquisition of Anchor Gaming last year, including two casinos in Colorado and a slot route in Nevada. Wall Street analysts had expected ...
11:08 a.m.
Regulators monitor marketing of Nevada Numbers
Nevada gaming regulators say an advertising campaign by a Las Vegas-based keno operator pitching a game similar to a lottery may have gone too far.
11:08 a.m.
Crash leaves woman without her family
When Lori Fuller answered the phone at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a police officer asked her to go to her front door, where other officers were waiting.
11:07 a.m.
Station options land, may move against Coast
Station Casinos Inc. has an option to buy property large enough to accommodate a hotel-casino at the far southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard, setting the stage for another battle between Station and Coast Hotels ...
11:01 a.m.
Las Vegas retail operators post improved results
Chicago-based General Growth Properties, which owns the Meadows and Boulevard malls, on Wednesday reported a profit, or funds from operations, of $100.6 million, or $1.18 a share. That compares to $81.8 million, or $1.09 a ...
11:00 a.m.
Nevada minorities making economic strides, study says
The University of Georgia study also shows that Asians, Hispanics and blacks in Nevada have increased their income at a faster rate than the state's total population during the last 12 years.
10:59 a.m.
Upstart Basic gains state Legion berth
State Legion tourney
10:49 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Russell takes aim at sweep of 'Western Swing'
Darrell Russell obviously doesn't believe in the sophomore jinx.
10:05 a.m.
New-look 51s not ready to pop cork
Following a 4-4 road trip, the Las Vegas 51s return home a much different team as they prepare to open a four-game series tonight against the Memphis Redbirds at Cashman Field.
9:52 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Pressure remains on Thomas
This was supposed to be the year when UNLV's Jason Thomas was going to lay lower than a Chevy Impala in East L.A.
9:52 a.m.
News briefs for August 1, 2002
Two prison inmates serving life terms for separate murders in Las Vegas have lost their bids for parole.
9:50 a.m.
Edison: Parents satisfied
More than 88 percent of parents surveyed said they were satisfied with the quality of instruction their children were receiving at the seven Clark County School District campuses operated by Edison.
9:49 a.m.
60th anniversary sees many changes in LV fire protection
The Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Department has come a long way in the 60 years since it first began providing the city with full-time fire protection Aug. 1, 1942.
9:49 a.m.
N.J. salesman, 73, claims $165 million lottery ticket
CRANFORD, N.J. -- A semiretired hat salesman from Cliffside Park came forward Wednesday to claim the $165 million Mega Millions jackpot, the largest single-ticket jackpot in the 32-year history of the New Jersey lottery.
9:49 a.m.
Former executives surrender
Former chief financial officer Scott Sullivan and former controller David Myers turned themselves in to the FBI at 7 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Manhattan.
9:48 a.m.
Police seek identity of body
The woman's death is being investigated as a homicide, but a cause of death has not been determined, police said.
9:48 a.m.
Silt forcing marina to move
The Las Vegas Bay Marina has less than 90 days to remain where it is if there are no flash floods in the Las Vegas Valley, officials said after a meeting July 18.
9:48 a.m.
Bank robbery suspect arrested
A man entered the Bank of America at 3150 N. Rainbow Blvd., presenting a device to tellers that he claimed to be a bomb, FBI special agent in charge Ellen Knowlton said.
9:47 a.m.
Ruiz, Johnson fail to capitalize
John Ruiz was right when he said "No one looks good fighting me."
9:28 a.m.
Fight schedule
Friday
9:27 a.m.
State workers' insurance bill passes
CARSON CITY -- State employees can rest easy they won't be facing a 21 percent increase in premiums for their state health insurance or face the loss of major benefits starting in January.
9:27 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Freitas to face Attah, but it's Mayweather he wants
Acelino Freitas will be fighting Daniel Attah Saturday in Phoenix, but there isn't any doubt he would rather be facing Floyd Mayweather Jr.
9:27 a.m.
Doctors meet to study lawmaking process
As lawmakers were trying to come to a compromise in the medical malpractice crisis, Las Vegas doctors met Wednesday night to come to try to understand a process few had studied before -- the state ...
9:27 a.m.
Former GOP activist, Assembly candidate Millspaugh dies at 55
Gregory Lowell Millspaugh had a meteoric rise in the Clark County Republican Party in the 1960s, and over the years he made his presence known fighting for conservative ideals and taking leadership roles at conventions.
9:20 a.m.
Obituaries for August 1, 2002
Teresita T. Catus, 51, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 6, 1951, in the Phillipines. A resident for 11 years, she was a self-employed cook.
9:20 a.m.
Defendant to testify about fatal stabbing of brother
A 23-year-old Las Vegas man accused of stabbing his younger brother in the heart last year will be taking the stand during his murder trial this week, his defense attorney told jurors Wednesday.
9:08 a.m.
State College enjoys tangible evidence of opening soon
Nevada State College at Henderson shed its trailer park image Wednesday by moving into its newly renovated building.
9:07 a.m.
Nellis leaps into future of high-tech warfare
It might be 2002, but as far as the troops at Nellis Air Force Base are concerned, it's 2007 and we're at war.
9:07 a.m.
Judge urged to drop abuse case in child's drowning
A defense attorney told a Las Vegas justice of the peace Wednesday that the judge has the "obligation, duty and responsibility" to dismiss felony charges filed against a local couple whose 5-year-old daughter drowned 14 ...
9:06 a.m.
Court briefs for August 1, 2002
A 44-year-old Las Vegas man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for a cocaine-related traffic accident that killed a Pakistani tourist two years ago. Chief Deputy District Attorney Gary Booker said Gregory Fridell ...
9:06 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:02 a.m.
Letter: Bush had reason for pulling funds
What is absent in these items is the real reason why Bush chose to do this. The U.S.-based Population Research Institute detailed forced abortion and contraception abuses in China in congressional hearings earlier this year. ...
8:45 a.m.
Letter: Sour grapes over Capstone
Charette was fortunate to see the Capstone exercise, even if he did not get a padded chair for his tender butt. Sorry that he had to queue up with lower rank personnel.
8:45 a.m.
Letter: Why would any Nevadan ever vote Republican?
Can they not even see the evidence that our five electoral votes are just so much garbage to their appointed administration's politically motivated, oil-oriented public servants?
8:44 a.m.
Editorial: Just what's the rush, anyway?
The Energy Department wants to use what it calls a "modular" approach to building the dump. Chu envisions that nuclear waste will be shipped to Yucca Mountain, and stored on the site's surface, before construction ...
8:43 a.m.
Editorial: Privatization isn't right fit for prisons
It's a shame that the Legislature's Interim Finance Committee blocked Gov. Kenny Guinn's plan to have the state run the juvenile detention center. Now the state will face again the dubious prospect of turning over ...
8:43 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Guest columnist Linda Smith: Charities in a pinch
TO MANY PEOPLE, Opportunity Village seems to be the ultimate American success story. From its humble beginnings in a Henderson home in 1954, Opportunity Village now serves nearly 600 people with intellectual disabilities at two ...
8:31 a.m.
Cimarron-Memorial grad tours with Army musical
Army Sgt. Timora Green, Cimarron-Memorial High School class of 1998, is one of 25 soldiers in the cast and crew of the 2002 U.S. Army Soldier Show.
8:30 a.m.
Civil warp: Dueling 'Star Trek' conventions duke it out for Las Vegas supremacy
In the early years of the "Star Trek" galaxy, the evil Klingon Empire waged war against the United Federation of Planets.
8:26 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Short-term future clouded at Mandalay Bay Theatre
The Righteous Brothers, the originals, hardy Las Vegas perennials, are at the Las Vegas Hilton through Sunday ... It is our understanding that the duo have one more engagement there, after which they will be ...
8:16 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Feeling rescued from grief
The rescue of the miners, one by one, shown on national television, was a welcome respite from the daily doses of war, floods, fire, disaster and crime.
8:16 a.m.

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