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Archive for August 28, 2002

Valley schools won't ban vending machines
Edward Goldman, superintendent of the district's southeast region, said this morning he recognizes students are a "captive audience" when it comes to campus vending.
11:36 a.m.
Mandalay Resort Group sees revenue, profit fall
Mandalay Resort Group reported a decline in earnings for the second quarter and missed Wall Street expectations by a hair.
11:20 a.m.
Wording of marijuana ballot question released
The wording for the November ballot question that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana legal in Nevada has been released by the secretary of state's office.
11:20 a.m.
UNLV plans $75 mil. engineering building
CARSON CITY -- UNLV officials outlined plans today for its proposed $75 million science, engineering and technology building, the most expensive project proposed by state agencies for the new biennium.
11:20 a.m.
UNLV to cut classes to meet Guinn request
Faced with cutting millions of dollars from the university's budget, UNLV President Carol Harter has decided not to fill more than 150 positions and cut class sections next year, officials said Tuesday.
11:16 a.m.
Ensign follows Reid's role in fund-raising
Sen. John Ensign is backing up his support for fellow Republicans by dumping $158,500 to Nevada candidates and starting a tradition for his party similar to the one that Democrats have enjoyed with Sen. Harry ...
11:15 a.m.
Vegas company loses bid to find Internet posters
Mikohn, a Las Vegas-based casino supplier, said its efforts to take legal action against the individuals operating under the screen names of "thechosenoneee" and "rich-the-loser" were blocked by message board host Yahoo!'s refusal to release ...
11:14 a.m.
Casino operator seeks deal for speedway
Trump said the proposed racing park would be a theme park similar to Disneyland and could become one of the top destinations for Nascar fans, the paper reported.
11:14 a.m.
Video poker chain expands in Las Vegas
The restaurant, at the corner of Ann Road and Simmons Street, features a "rustic lodge" theme with logging artifacts and forest murals.
11:14 a.m.
Company plans golf center
Greens Worldwide Inc., Las Vegas, plans to build The Greens of Las Vegas on 20 acres on the northwest corner of Paradise Road and Tropicana Avenue.
11:14 a.m.
Big mortgage lender expanding with purchase
Seattle-based Washington Mutual will pay $1.3 billion in cash for HomeSide Lending Inc. and will assume $735 million of debt, said Alan Gulick, a company spokesman. The purchase will bring an additional 1.4 million customers ...
11:14 a.m.
State's nuke dump attorney sure of victory
RENO -- The lead lawyer in Nevada's fight to stop Yucca Mountain is so confident of victory that he's willing to accept a fee only if the state wins.
11:14 a.m.
Neal criticizes $10,000 in Enron donations to Guinn
Gov. Kenny Guinn has raised almost $3 million for his re-election campaign, but it's $10,000 in donations from Enron that a cashless Democratic opponent is questioning.
11:14 a.m.
DA candidates in money duel
The two Republicans running for Clark County district attorney have spent more than $600,000 to win next Tuesday's primary, leaving little money left for the winner to take to the general election.
11:14 a.m.
Cory, James big primary spenders
The Republicans vying for Erin Kenny's County Commission seat obviously believe the race will be decided in the primary.
11:13 a.m.
Lawyers: Perjury is hard to prove
Whether it's on TV or in a real-life courtroom, it's a moment of great solemnity.
11:07 a.m.
NLV officer wounded in shootout
A North Las Vegas Police officer was wounded in the shoulder Tuesday night when two officers came under fire, police said, marking the second time this month a Las Vegas Valley cop has been shot.
11:06 a.m.
Rule to be enforced on police cameras
After a Boulder City Police camera failed to record the injury of an elderly man during a traffic stop, officials said Tuesday that police officers will no longer be allowed the discretion to turn off ...
11:05 a.m.
Residents push for job plan at furniture mart
A grassroots effort to rally Southern Nevada residents who need jobs and training for permanent work at a wholesale furniture mart ignited a call for action at the next Las Vegas City Council meeting.
11:05 a.m.
Creditor is critical to National Airlines' future
It's crunch time for financially troubled National Airlines, which is continuing do-or-die negotiations with a creditor that may hold the key to whether the airline keeps flying.
10:58 a.m.
Boulder City briefs for August 28, 2002
Boulder City's first lighted par-3 golf course should open to the public by May.
10:49 a.m.
Area schools won't ban vending machines
Officials say individual campuses rely heavily on vending machine sales to pay for everything from extracurricular activities to field trips to special assemblies.
9:53 a.m.
Testing company agrees to pay students' parents
CARSON CITY -- Harcourt Educational Measurement, fined $425,000 for making mistakes in grading 736 high school proficiency tests, has agreed to repay parents who sent their children to summer school after they were erroneously told ...
9:50 a.m.
14 Metro officers honored for outstanding service
Sheriff Jerry Keller recognized 14 Metro Police officers Tuesday for outstanding and brave actions, including four officers commended for their efforts at ground zero in New York City after the Sept. 11 attacks.
9:46 a.m.
Ensign PAC gives $158,000 to Republican candidates, groups
U.S. Sen John Ensign is backing up his support for fellow Republicans by dumping $158,500 to Nevada candidates.
9:46 a.m.
NLV police officer hit in shoulder during shootout
A North Las Vegas Police officer was wounded in the shoulder Tuesday night when two officers came under fire, police said, marking the second time this month a Las Vegas Valley cop has been shot.
9:46 a.m.
News briefs for August 28, 2002
A Las Vegas man has reached a plea agreement that will require him to pay $457,500 in restitution to the elderly victims of a securities fraud scheme.
9:46 a.m.
Berkley touts Medicare prescription drug plan
For many Southern Nevada seniors, monthly financial choices are clear-cut, if tough: pay for prescription drugs that keep them healthy or pay the rent.
9:45 a.m.
Wording unveiled for pot ballot
The wording for the November ballot question that would make possession of small amounts of marijuana legal has been released by the Secretary of State's office.
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Vasser to compete in the Baja 1000
With his open-wheel career winding down, 36-year-old Jimmy Vasser has expressed an interest in moving to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and trying his hand at stock cars.
9:42 a.m.
Family seeks answers in man's death at bar in gambling capital
MAYS LANDING, N.J. -- It was a bachelor party that ended in tragedy. Now, the family of Peter Westra is worried someone will get away with murder.
9:26 a.m.
Walters' attorneys have two weeks to file motions
Chief District Judge Mark Gibbons said he would hear arguments on the possible dismissal Sept. 24. If the charges are not dismissed, Walters and his co-defendants will be arraigned then.
9:20 a.m.
Obituaries for August 28, 2002
Clemon Alexander, 68, of North Las Vegas died Monday in North Las Vegas. He was born April 1, 1934, in Delhi, La. A resident for 59 years, he was a dealer and an Army veteran.
9:19 a.m.
Lobato receives 100 years in mutilation slaying of man
A Panaca woman who said she was 200 miles away when a Las Vegas homeless man was beaten and sexually mutilated was sentenced to 100 years in prison Tuesday for his murder.
9:18 a.m.
Editorial: Proficiency exam snafu to be costly
The Board of Education warned the company Monday that all of its educational contracts with Nevada would be terminated if the company commits a similar mistake in the future. If that were to happen, the ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: Safety system could save lives
Indian Springs has a wide band of round white markers embedded in the highway at both ends of town to alert people to slow down. There are speed limit signs as you approach the community, ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: More highway barriers needed
My daughter was right behind the jeep and she swerved also. But she was the inexperienced driver and lost control of her car. She fish-tailed and slammed into the concrete barrier four times at 70 ...
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Complex issue of gambling often misunderstood
The Nevada prevalence study completed several months ago included two dramatically different sets of estimates for the prevalence of problem and pathological gambling among Nevada adults. If you rely on the number derived from a ...
9:09 a.m.
Applying the Freas
9:09 a.m.
Editorial: Budget cuts need to be done fairly
As the Sun's Cy Ryan reported Monday, 3 percent cuts will translate into 6 percent cuts in those programs that rely on matching federal funds. And although Guinn and the Legislature have increased the funding ...
9:08 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Rebels face some serious Badgering
The people of Wisconsin are neither bullies nor bad mannered. But they can get a little uppity about their football, which should be evident this week as they do their best to bring both the ...
9:05 a.m.
Community briefs for August 28, 2002
Rehearsals for the Boulder City Community Chorus will start at 7 p.m. Thursday at the LDS chapel, 1550 Buchanan Blvd.
9:04 a.m.
51s' fans, players 'strike' accord
Two days from now, major league baseball parks will be empty if the players go through with their purported strike.
9:03 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Nashville
Time-- 2:51. Attendance-- 2,421. Umpires: HP-- Pasch; 1b-- Armendariz; 3b-- Ashwege.
8:47 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
Post Time 2 p.m.
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Victoria Sun: Wish comes true for Leadbetter
UNLV beat Oklahoma State and Texas in the Andy Leadbetter Sweepstakes.
8:38 a.m.
Fish story: Sushi buffets plentiful in Las Vegas area
But all three are different, and each one has its charms.
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: ASU supporters hear message of sportsmanship
Hosted by ASU's athletic department and the Sun Angel Foundation, the inaugural dinner meeting of the Clark County Sun Devil Club was made special by the presence of legendary football coach Frank Kush (1958-1979) and ...
8:17 a.m.
Savvy wine buys: '99 Christian Moueix Merlot
Christian Moueix is a partner in the famous Chateau Petrus, one of the world's best and most expensive wines, the principal owner of California's Dominus, and a producer of many other fine labels.
8:17 a.m.

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