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Archive for August 8, 2002

A look at surgeries on twins joined at the head
- 1993, two boys separated in South Africa. One dies.
11:51 a.m.
Police union leader rebukes support of marijuana initiative
Metro Police's union not only opposes the initiative to legalize marijuana but is asking the umbrella police lobbying organization that endorsed the ballot question to reconsider its action, a union leader said today.
11:14 a.m.
Whooping cough cases increase in county
An outbreak of whooping cough has struck 14 people in Clark County this year, up from only six cases last year and three cases in 2000.
11:12 a.m.
Money-losing UMC could be privatized
If University Medical Center continues to lose millions of dollars, Clark County might consider transferring ownership of the hospital to a private, nonprofit corporation, officials said.
11:10 a.m.
Teachers targeted in insurance scheme
Nevada teachers, beware -- a company promising cheap liability insurance to educators may be a fraud, and investigators with the state Department of Business and Industry are treating the case as a potential scam.
11:09 a.m.
Pet prairie dogs may carry fatal disease
Up to 2,000 prairie dogs infected with tularemia, a potentially fatal disease that can spread to humans, were sent to pet stores in at least nine states including Nevada, health officials said.
11:08 a.m.
Teacher pleads guilty in case involving teen
A California teacher accused of having a three-day tryst with a 15-year-old student in Las Vegas entered a plea agreement this morning.
11:07 a.m.
New faces in new places in races
Many voters who were used to seeing certain names on the Assembly ballots will not only be in new districts but will have a slate full of unknowns running for the seats.
11:07 a.m.
LV city manager candidates address council
All five candidates for Las Vegas city manager say they support consolidation of the city with unincorporated parts of Clark County, and that they would work with the City Council to make headway on the ...
11:06 a.m.
Online gaming developer relocates to California
A Las Vegas-based developer of online gambling systems has relocated to California to take advantage of new state regulations that allow residents to bet on horse races by telephone and computer.
10:59 a.m.
Website signs deal with America West
VEGAS.com is the only Las Vegas travel website with direct access to America West flights. America West is one of the largest airlines serving Las Vegas, operating a hub with 83 flights per day from ...
10:57 a.m.
Free Sept. 11 LV seats went quickly
Laura Bennett, a spokeswoman for the Mirimar, Fla.-based airline, said it took less than eight hours for the company to fill 13,400 seats Wednesday and flights to Las Vegas and Los Angeles received the most ...
10:57 a.m.
Share transfer for Tamarack casino OK'd
A final decision must be made by the Nevada Gaming Commission for Carano to sell his shares in Tamarack to Eldorado Resorts LLC. The commission meets in two weeks.
10:57 a.m.
County approves new hotel tower at Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Resort Group announced it would build the tower in May to serve primarily attendees at its convention center, which will open next year. The move allows the company to compete with other Strip casinos ...
10:57 a.m.
Business briefs for August 8, 2002
Karen Grover has been named national advertising manager for the Las Vegas Sun and Review-Journal.
10:57 a.m.
Towns push for freeze on gaming land trusts
In a letter mailed Tuesday to U.S. Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Christopher Dodd, and U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-Conn., the Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments chairman said local towns need a time out to measure ...
10:57 a.m.
51s beat Royals for fourth straight win
Jolbert Cabrera got the game-winning RBI. He hit a grounder toward the hole at short and Omaha third baseman Jed Hansen fumbled the ball for an error, but Cabrera got the RBI.
10:53 a.m.
Mikohn announces layoffs, will close Las Vegas plant
Two weeks after reporting disappointing financial results and receiving downgrades from two prominent debt rating agencies, Las Vegas-based slot machine manufacturer Mikohn Gaming Corp. announced plans Wednesday to lay off about 100 employees across the ...
10:48 a.m.
Camden results drop in the second quarter
Camden's profit, or funds from operations, in the second quarter of 2002 was $37.5 million, or 83 cents a share, down from $42 million, or 94 cents a share, in the same quarter a year ...
10:47 a.m.
Castillo, Mayweather trade verbal jabs before Vegas rematch
"I won that first fight, and I'll beat him again," Castillo said, blaming the judges in the April 20 fight for what he called "a robbery."
10:47 a.m.
Report: Energy trades a sham
"This was absolutely a sham transaction, and it was an 11th-hour deal," one unidentified former Enron executive who knew of the deal told The New York Times for a story published today.
10:46 a.m.
Peccole L.L. loses in West Regional
Peccole, the Nevada state champs, mustered mustered just two hits -- both by Taylor Cole. Losing pitcher Justin Treux allowed three hits, striking out 10 and walking two.
10:45 a.m.
Rambo's on a mission
Just as her name implies, Ernie Rambo is one tough lady.
10:28 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Dixon gets thrill with visit to Raiders' camp
Larry Dixon has seven NHRA Top Fuel victories this season and has led in points since the first race in Pomona. But the highlight of Dixon's year came away from the track last weekend.
10:26 a.m.
Las Vegas City Council briefs for August 8, 2002
The state Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired will negotiate with the city of Las Vegas for a lease of retail space inside the city's new parking garage.
9:59 a.m.
Concerns over retail delay furniture mart
Plans for the largest wholesale furniture mart on the West Coast were delayed again Wednesday after local retailers expressed concerns that the project would hurt their businesses.
9:49 a.m.
Obituaries for August 8, 2002
Donald Bowman, 68, of Henderson died Saturday in a local health care center. He was born May 21, 1934, in Portsmouth, Ohio. A resident for many years, he was a retired Air Force sergeant.
9:49 a.m.
FCC votes to require digital tuners on TVs by July 2007
WASHINGTON -- Dissatisfied with the speed at which the industry is going digital, the Federal Communications Commission voted today to require television manufacturers to have digital tuners on all sets by July 2007.
9:48 a.m.
ImClone's Waksal faces more trading charges
NEW YORK -- ImClone Systems Inc. founder and chief executive Samuel Waksal was indicted on expanded insider trading charges, signalling prosecutors' apparent failure to negotiate a plea deal.
9:48 a.m.
Fire that damaged part of roof of Las Vegas Club believed to be arson
Las Vegas fire investigators said Wednesday they believe a fire that damaged the roof of the Las Vegas Club was intentionally set.
9:48 a.m.
Hospital project receives approval
The North Las Vegas City Council amended a site plan Wednesday night for the 208-bed Meadows Hospital Medical Center that covers 40 acres.
9:47 a.m.
Residential plans worry Nellis brass
Nellis Air Force Base is getting more than a little uncomfortable with development near its runways in the north Las Vegas Valley.
9:47 a.m.
City settles harassment lawsuits with officers
Two North Las Vegas female police officers received settlements in separate sexual harassment cases Wednesday night.
9:47 a.m.
3 die in shooting incidents
Two separate shooting incidents left three people dead in the Las Vegas Valley Wednesday night, Metro Police said.
9:47 a.m.
News briefs for August 8, 2002
The National Park Service has contacted federal experts to do a condition assessment and site documentation of what is believed to be the long-lost B-29 Superfortress that crashed and sank into Lake Mead 54 years ...
9:46 a.m.
Herrera to offer radio response to Bush address
Herrera will record the address this afternoon and is expected to touch on Social Security, the "sky high" cost of prescription drugs and the ongoing Yucca Mountain fight, said spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander.
9:46 a.m.
Eagen's eager
Opposing offenses have had to account for No. 47 on UNLV's defense the last two years. That was the number worn by all-Mountain West defensive end Anton Palepoi, a second- round draft pick of the ...
9:32 a.m.
Dunkin: A new breed of boxing manager
His pockets aren't as deep as some others in his profession, yet Cameron Dunkin attracts his share of quality fighters.
9:31 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Andre's a giant fund-raiser
In this multimedia era of teleconferences and tabloid journalism, it's rare when a superstar will take a few minutes to interact with the press one-on-one.
9:31 a.m.
Letter: Questions for a thinking public
Why legalize marijuana for medical purposes when decriminalizing is faster?
9:20 a.m.
Letter: Misconceptions about U.N. fund
The author refers to the Population Research Institute in her letter. A quick review of the PRI's website revealed that most of that organization's news and announcements refer to and contain anti-abortion rhetoric; hardly the ...
9:20 a.m.
Letter: Working people have a right to share in wealth
However, the problem for those who so passionately oppose Social Security privatization is this: Where is the money coming from? Where will it come from in the future? It certainly isn't coming from those 535 ...
9:19 a.m.
Editorial: Let's stop appeasing the Saudis
The Bush administration clings to the fiction that Saudi Arabia is a long-standing ally that has cooperated fully in the global war on terrorism. The reality is that Saudi Arabia hasn't worked with the United ...
9:18 a.m.
Editorial: Joe Delaney led life of sharing, caring
Now we find ourselves reminiscing about Joe, who died Wednesday morning after suffering a stroke on Saturday. He began his music and entertainment career as a young jazz trumpeter and, after service in the Army ...
9:17 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Omaha
HBP--Pellow (by Gulin), Thurston (by George). WP--Gonzalez, George. T-2:45. A-3,444.
9:16 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 10 a.m.
9:09 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Bad blood -- revisited
Jose Luis Castillo was smiling as he heard the question being translated into Spanish for him.
9:08 a.m.
Clutch triple carries Silverado past C-M
Allan Miller wasn't ready to pack it in.
9:08 a.m.
Fight schedule
Thursday
9:07 a.m.
Brother convicted of second-degree murder
A Las Vegas man could receive as much as a life sentence after being convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder with use of a deadly weapon in the death of his brother.
9:02 a.m.
Metro detective described at robbery trial as desperate man
On Feb. 22 Metro Police detective Jack Brandon had less than $160 in the bank, a $65,000 second mortgage and a string of credit card receipts showing $27,000 in cash advancements in a four-week period.
9:01 a.m.
Convicted killer tells judge trial was a 'farce'
A convicted killer sentenced to two consecutive no-parole life terms proclaimed his innocence Wednesday and swore he will one day get a new trial.
9:01 a.m.
No ordinary Joe: Former colleagues recall days with Delaney
It wasn't long ago, about a year and a half, that I had my first and only out-in-public, verbal Pier-6 brawl with a member of the Accent staff.
8:57 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Guest columnist Terry Johnson: Work worth defending
As labor commissioner, I oversee the enforcement of a number of labor laws, including child labor, apprenticeship training, claims for wages and public works/prevailing wage enforcement. The latter two consume most of our resources and ...
8:40 a.m.
Army sergeant at Nellis AFB inducted into prestigious club
Staff Sgt. Robyn Borkowski, an Army veterinary specialist assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, was recently honored by her peers with the prestigious Audie Murphy Award, which includes membership in the Audie Murphy Club.
8:39 a.m.
Hospital offering cardiac program
Licensed clinical professionals provide patients with a comprehensive, individual management regimen that includes exercise, nutrition, stress and weight management, smoking cessation and medication monitoring.
8:39 a.m.
Patients can join Fen-Phen lawsuit
Nearly 6 billion people nationwide were prescribed Redux and Pondimin from 1992 to 1997 and may be entitled to damages, says the law offices of White & Meany, a pharmaceutical and medical products liability firm ...
8:38 a.m.
Students, professionals team for Las Vegas Music Festival
The annual Las Vegas Music Festival begins today at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and continues through Aug. 18.
8:38 a.m.
Concerts run through Aug. 18
Unless otherwise noted, all events are at UNLV's Rando-Grillot Recital Hall. For information, call 895-2787.
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Delaney an exceptional friend
How can anyone who knew Joe, the Sun's entertainment editor for many years, not react with shock?
8:37 a.m.
Community briefs for August 8, 2002
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers hikes, walks and programs free of charge, but reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, call 363-1922. Some upcoming programs:
8:37 a.m.
Reno fugitives nabbed in California
Milton Plummer, 32, and his girlfriend, Jennifer McElroy, 26, were arrested Wednesday afternoon in San Leandro, Calif., Washoe County Sheriff Dennis Balaam said.
3:09 a.m.

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