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Archive for August 19, 2002

Summerlin residents aim to block Wal-Mart
For the last half-decade as homes went up all around it, an 18-acre lot on Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way remained empty and dusty, providing a convenient backdrop for the occasional lone car for sale, ...
11:20 a.m.
Water board preparing to bid on utility
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to give general manager Pat Mulroy authority to make an offer to purchase Nevada Power Co. from Sierra Pacific Resources.
11:19 a.m.
Plan for mentally ill is questioned
A proposal by Gov. Kenny Guinn to put $15 million in unused prison funds toward a new psychiatric hospital in Southern Nevada would be a small drop in a deep bucket, mental health professionals say.
11:18 a.m.
Recipe for smog soup: Mix sun, smoke, dust and car emissions
This summer hasn't offered any relief from heat, haze or drought, as Sunday's skies showed.
11:15 a.m.
Generation gap: Some older users find idea of children at the senior center unacceptable
In the cool of Lois Payne's three-car garage, a small group of seniors has staked out a haven against change. They come weekdays to paint tigers slipping through green waters, saguaro-studded landscapes and beach scenes ...
11:15 a.m.
Man on trial after serving time for killing
A Clark County jury will decide the fate this week of a 35-year-old Pahrump man who has admitted and already served prison time for the crime.
11:14 a.m.
Harter pushes UNLV as research facility
RENO -- In five to seven years UNLV wants to be rated among the nation's top research universities while maintaining its No. 1 goal of teaching students.
11:13 a.m.
Colleges' domestic partner benefits still stalled
When Maggie Tolan came to work for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1996, she took up a cause that she thought would have resulted in something by now.
11:13 a.m.
LV accountant disciplined by SEC
Kurt Saliger, an auditor for Gas and Oil Technologies Inc. from July 2001 through late 2001, was accused of issuing false reports that claimed the company's financial statements for the year ended Dec. 31, 2000, ...
11:10 a.m.
Senecas, Pataki sign pact for casinos
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Honeymooners, get ready to roll the dice.
11:08 a.m.
Vegas-based manufacturer reports loss for quarter
Revenue also declined from the second quarter 2001 to this year, from $4.7 million in 2001 to $2.6 million in 2002.
11:08 a.m.
Pioneer owner reports revenue decline
The cash flow measure EBITDA, earnings before interest, taxes, appreciation, rents and corporate expenses, was $13.8 million, compared to $5.1 million from the year-ago quarter.
11:08 a.m.
Second-quarter loss reported
For the second quarter, the Las Vegas-based company reported a 17 percent decline in revenues from the same period a year-ago and a loss from continuing operations of $76,460, compared to a loss of $57,905 ...
11:07 a.m.
Firm bringing high-tech operation, jobs to Vegas
Nevada economic development officials hope a decision by a small California high-tech company to relocate to Las Vegas will result in similar companies joining it.
11:06 a.m.
Aristocrat buying Midwest distributor
Aristocrat Leisure Ltd. of Sydney, Australia, said today its U.S. subsidiary is buying Hanson Distributing Co. of Bloomington, Minn.
11:05 a.m.
Comdex: Terrorism resulted in $52.4 million loss
Commerce and Industry Insurance Co. sued Key3Media Group Inc., Los Angeles, in the Supreme Court of New York July 1 for declaratory relief over the company's event cancellation policy covering the 2001 Comdex event.
11:05 a.m.
Vegas workers decertify union
Fifty-five employees voted to drop the union, while 50 voted against decertification, the NLRB said. Voters included pulmonary and respiratory therapists, flight medics, radiologic and cardiovascular technicians, therapy assistants and ultrasound and nuclear medicine technicians.
11:05 a.m.
Hurdles remain, analysts say
In Business Las Vegas, a sister newspaper to the Las Vegas Sun, reported this week that analysts say a lack of middle-class and professional residents, an aging infrastructure and a scarcity of incentives promoting downtown ...
11:04 a.m.
News briefs for August 19, 2002
Metro Police detectives have arrested a Las Vegas man in a series of sexual assaults.
10:03 a.m.
Officers cleared in death of man
The jurors also ruled that the dead man, Roberto Arce, 31, not the officers, caused the death. It's a ruling that has only happened one other time -- also in a case where a man ...
10:02 a.m.
Two indicted in beating, torture of Las Vegas man
A Las Vegas man acquitted of murder last year was indicted Thursday in connection with the beating and the torture of a victim with bug spray and rubbing alcohol.
10:02 a.m.
Medical school restructuring will phase out private firms
RENO -- The clinics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, which collect more than $35 million a year for treatment of patients, are being brought under tighter controls by the Board of Regents.
10:01 a.m.
Fatal crashes prompt plan to build median barrier on U.S. 95
Agency officials reversed a decision late Friday, calling for the barrier after a fatal crash on Thursday that claimed the lives of Spring Crothers, 23, and her son, Austin, 4.
10:01 a.m.
UNR may get new building in Vegas
CARSON CITY -- The University of Nevada, Reno is likely to get approval to establish a recruiting center and fund-raising office at a key location in Las Vegas, despite grumbling by some Clark County officials.
10:00 a.m.
Births
Aug. 3: A girl to Michele and James Woodrow. Aug. 4: A girl to Maria Espenosa. Aug. 5: A boy to Keegan and Andres Rodriguez; a boy to Teresa and Russell James. Aug. 6: A ...
9:59 a.m.
Community news briefs for August 19, 2002
The Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence and Family and Child Treatment will host its annual fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Friday at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
9:58 a.m.
Cimarron gains Legion title game
Cimarron-Memorial left-hander Paul Schmidt knew early on in the Spartans' American Legion Western Regional semifinal Sunday night that he wouldn't be able to rely on his curveball.
9:56 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Beem slips away from his past
For those who only saw him from a distance, Rich Beem always came across as a nice guy.
9:54 a.m.
Strike could help 51s but ...
A Major League Baseball work stoppage looms as a potentially devastating event for owners, players and fans alike in the weeks to come.
9:51 a.m.
Local sports calendar
Pro baseball: Fresno at Las Vegas 51s, 7:10 p.m., Cashman Field.
9:51 a.m.
Letter: Her compassion clearly evident
Letter: Her compassion clearly evident
9:47 a.m.
Letter: A loss for Sun and community
Letter: A loss for Sun and community
9:47 a.m.
Letter: Thompson made difference
Sandy's death is definitely a loss to our community. Sandy, I thank you a final time with all my heart and from the deepest depths of my soul. I will miss you so much.
9:46 a.m.
Letter: Outsider rips pot proponents
That said, I wish Nevada good luck in making this decision. The review of the material I have seen does not seem to show references to any of the following: When is a person considered ...
9:46 a.m.
Letter: Vouchers violate state constitution
Most non-religious private schools charge more than the taxpayer-funded subsidy. This means the poor, who can't currently afford tuition, will still not be able to send their children to non-religious private schools. Is this true ...
9:45 a.m.
Letter: Insurance firms calling the shots
Of this fearsome foursome, only the insurance companies have resisted public comment. Smart players, aren't they?
9:44 a.m.
Letter: Raising wages is sneaky way to raise taxes
Raising wages is a sneaky, underhanded way to raise taxes and make the employer pay more in FICA taxes. This will result in fewer jobs, not more. Here's a concept: Why doesn't the wage earner ...
9:44 a.m.
Ex-Rebel Chris Riley finishes surprising 3rd
CHASKA, Minn. -- Rich Beem winning the PGA Championship was remarkable enough. Chris Riley finishing third was almost as unlikely.
9:36 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Fresno
Time -- 2:16. Attendance -- 2,099.
9:27 a.m.
Springsteen concert showcases 'The Rising'
On his 1999-2000 U.S. concert tour Bruce Springsteen gave his fans exactly what they wanted: a lovefest.
9:24 a.m.
Editorial: Safety is best when permanent
Add all of Las Vegas' peculiarities to the natural tendency of pedestrians to be preoccupied or careless, and you have a dangerous combination. Statistics bear that out -- in the last survey of all the ...
9:23 a.m.
Editorial: Voting early is good, but it can be risky
We favor the Early Voting program because in this busy world, where time is precious, it provides people with options and also cuts down on the lines for people who prefer the Election Day tradition. ...
9:23 a.m.
Obituaries for August 19, 2002
Eleanor M. Foster, 84, of Henderson died Aug. 11 in a local hospital. She was born June 26, 1918, in Los Angeles. A resident for 66 years, she was a homemaker.
9:22 a.m.
Sorensen likely finished after another head injury
Unless he can do a good job of convincing coach John Robinson otherwise, it appears UNLV starting defensive end Trevan Sorensen has taken his last snap as a Rebel.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Arlington preview races bode well for Breeders'
If this year's World Thoroughbred Championship Breeders' Cup at Arlington Park is anything like that track's big three preview turf races, then they better load the film in the cameras -- and have back up, ...
9:14 a.m.
Forbes wins fight but loses title belt
Steve Forbes won a fight but lost a valuable possession Sunday night.
9:12 a.m.

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