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Archive for August 30, 2002

Palm Mortuary opens design center
Palm Mortuary opens design center
11:32 a.m.
Truck linked to abducted boy is found in Primm
The FBI and Nevada authorities are on the lookout for missing 9-year-old Nicholas Farber after a Metro Police officer discovered in the parking lot of a Primm casino a pickup truck thought to have been ...
11:15 a.m.
New slots divide fans of pageant
ATLANTIC CITY -- Brace yourself, Miss America fans: "Your ideal" is now a one-armed bandit.
11:12 a.m.
Justice opinion says 'Net gambling is illegal
CARSON CITY -- The vision of Nevada casinos of finding a new bonanza by using the Internet to accept bets from other states and foreign countries may have been shot down by the Justice Department.
11:11 a.m.
Earnings briefs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts said Thursday its second-quarter earnings soared nearly 50 percent as the chain moved into new markets and increased sales in existing stores.
11:10 a.m.
Las Vegas travel expected to fall
The LVCVA said 270,000 people are expected to be in the city this weekend, representing an occupancy rate of about 93.5 percent. That compares with 274,000 and an occupancy rate of 95.5 percent during last ...
11:10 a.m.
Sources name bidders for phone book operation
The companies have offered $1.75 billion to $2 billion for the business, and the winning bidder may be announced as early as next week, the people told Bloomberg News.
11:10 a.m.
Group of lawmakers fighting gambling petition
The statement says revenue from video slots will not lead to lower property taxes but instead will increase the overall tax burden on Nebraskans.
11:10 a.m.
Vegas company cuts costs, looks for deal
A Form 8-K filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission said American Vantage initiated a complete corporate restructuring on July 29 that resulted in the severance of all executive and administrative staff, with the ...
11:10 a.m.
McCarran sues over 9-11 losses
The Federal Aviation Administration closed all airports nationwide in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. The Las Vegas airports remained closed until Sept. 13.
11:10 a.m.
Gramm recovers in time for Foreigner's 25th anniversary
When: 8 p.m. tonight.
11:08 a.m.
Harter offers plan to save $9.3 million
UNLV President Carol Harter is hoping that a new plan to cut corners will save the university $9.3 million without having to resort to layoffs or cutting classes next semester, she said Thursday.
11:07 a.m.
Council to decide future of housing project
As Henderson resident Gene Emelko sees it, Texas-based homebuilder D.R. Horton wants to build a slum across the railroad tracks from his retirement home.
11:07 a.m.
Teacher arrested in assault on girl, 8
A Clark County elementary school teacher arrested on sexual assault charges told detectives he touched an 8-year-old girl because he feared she had been molested by her brother.
11:04 a.m.
Pleas made for funding of mental health center
CARSON CITY -- The number of people who need mental treatment is increasing in the emergency wards of Clark County hospitals, and the state needs a $30.3 million psychiatric hospital in Southern Nevada to relieve ...
11:02 a.m.
Marking time: 9/11 puts civilian careers on hold
After 20 years in the Air Force, Staff Sgt. Duran Gloster was looking forward to getting out of the military last September and moving on to a job with Metro Police.
11:02 a.m.
Mold jeopardizes county's animal shelter contract
Clark County attorneys are exploring how a mold infestation at the county's animal control offices at Dewey Animal Care Center will affect its $1.1 million-a-year contract with the privately run animal shelter.
11:00 a.m.
Group says cuts hurt poor
CARSON CITY -- An organization that pushes social causes says the 3 percent budget cuts to be imposed in state government are going to hurt programs for the poor. The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada ...
10:57 a.m.
'Big Dog' would have been proud
More than 40,000 fans will pile into Sam Boyd Stadium for UNLV's season opener against No. 23 Wisconsin Saturday night.
10:10 a.m.
Season opener deemed a sellout; Fremont Street hosts festivities
Standing-room tickets can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center box office today through 5 p.m. On game day, any remaining standing-room tickets can be purchased at the Sam Boyd Stadium box office beginning ...
10:09 a.m.
Thomas, Rebels back in spotlight
NEXT UP
10:09 a.m.
UNLV graduate assistant facing drug charges
Just hours before kicking off its 2002 football season, UNLV discovered it will have one less coach standing on the sidelines.
10:02 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: San Jose State on 13-week death march
It's a mercenary's life, to be sure, one that will leave bodies strewn in the wake.
10:00 a.m.
Penn going Hollywood, expanding dramatically
PHILADELPHIA -- A gambling empire that has sprung up from a rural eastern Pennsylvania horse race track is about to go Hollywood.
9:56 a.m.
Massachusetts lottery faulted in state audit
BOSTON -- Suspicious claims and tax evasion are plaguing the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, according to an audit released less than three weeks before the game's chief faces voters in the Democratic gubernatorial primary.
9:54 a.m.
Obituaries for August 30, 2002
Margaret Bertelmann, 78, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. She was born Oct. 26, 1923, in Nebraska. A resident for 20 years, she was a homemaker.
9:54 a.m.
Linda Frohlich signs with Italian pro team
Frohlich will play for the Italians from Sept. 20-May 1, while also taking time to train with the German national team on Nov. 15-30. She will compete against the best women's professional basketball players in ...
9:48 a.m.
Gephardt brings Democratic clout to Herrera's campaign
Richard Gephardt helped infuse Dario Herrera's congressional campaign with some cash and spirit Thursday during a Democratic rally outside an early voting site.
9:46 a.m.
Officials say tape does not prove terrorist threat to LV
Law enforcement officials are saying that a recovered videotape depicting parts of the MGM Grand hotel does not make Las Vegas a target for terrorist attacks.
9:45 a.m.
News briefs for August 30, 2002
Kelly Geib, 33, has been placed on five years' probation and ordered to repay the $68,875 she bilked from four victims in a credit scam.
9:45 a.m.
Subcritical experiment called a success
"Mario" was the 18th subcritical experiment conducted in a cavern about 960 feet underground at the Test Site, 85 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
9:45 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Nashville
Time -- 2:41. Attendance -- 2,180.
9:44 a.m.
Arbitrator settles teachers' contract
An arbitrator has settled a contract dispute between the Clark County School District and the union representing the majority of its teachers, officials for the two sides said this morning.
9:39 a.m.
Court briefs for August 30, 2002
A 76-year-old man was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday in connection with a May 2001 traffic accident that killed a Bullhead City, Ariz., man one day after the victim turned 23.
9:39 a.m.
New home sought for hemmed-in gravel pit
Rinker Materials, the biggest producer of gravel for construction in Southern Nevada, is seeking Clark County's support for a planned relocation of its gravel pit on the west side of the Las Vegas Valley to ...
9:39 a.m.
Holiday closings
Holiday closings
9:38 a.m.
Holidays mean work for Culinary
It is not unusual for Las Vegans Tina Marie DeValle or Antonio Torres to labor on Labor Day, or work on any other holiday, for that matter.
9:38 a.m.
Political notebook: Ensign's help has a Silver lining
Abbi Silver might mine some last-minute gold from a political appointment she just happened to hear about this week.
9:38 a.m.
Bellagio basking in Faberge's light
What: "Faberge: Treasures From the Kremlin."
9:37 a.m.
'Sin City': Dead man writing
Title: "Sin City."
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: Wyoming coming in as big winner$
The Wyoming Cowboys are four touchdown underdogs in their season-opener against fifth-ranked Tennessee on Saturday. But no matter what the final score, the Pokes will end up big winners.
9:34 a.m.
Father describes aftermath of attacks on son
Five years ago, "John" had a happy family, a home, cars and a thriving business that brought in nearly a million dollars a year in profits.
9:32 a.m.
Meadows puts win steak on the line
The Meadows
9:31 a.m.
Six air demonstration teams to fly at Nellis
"It is extremely rare to have this many -- and such a variety of -- military air demonstration squadrons at one event," said Sgt. Charles Ramey, a Nellis spokesman. "We are estimating that crowds of ...
9:31 a.m.
Editorial: Don't waste money to tout propaganda
It's important that people learn as much as they can about an issue, but the Yucca Mountain Project tours are one-sided presentations that mirror the nuclear power industry's gung-ho views on burying its deadly garbage ...
9:31 a.m.
Saint Pat: Benatar balances rock career, family
At least, not like their male counterparts.
9:27 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Hooked on Stripers might be 'reel' fun
I'll never forget the first time I caught a striper -- it really caught me by surprise. I had been jigging and casting artificial lures from a bass boat in the water around the brush ...
9:26 a.m.
Letter: Bush practices risky politics
More important to Bush is the timing of his threats, which are clearly (in my view) intended to divert attention from his failed economic policies and his recession during the upcoming elections.
9:25 a.m.
Letter: Nevada fails to protect child
The doctor's son was literally kidnapped by overzealous officials in California while they were on a weekend trip to Los Angeles.
9:24 a.m.
Letter: Power, water situation can be very confusing
We have a power company that says it is losing money. Nevada Power Co. is in the business of selling power and it is asking us not to use it.
9:24 a.m.
'Godfather Wedding' offers wine, women and song
What: "The Godfather Wedding."
9:24 a.m.
Seniors to fight Kinship Care cuts
Jane Horner, founder of the Grandparents As Parents group of Southern Nevada, will be holding a meeting Saturday to discuss the cuts. Horner, who raises two grandchildren, helped push the Kinship Care bill through the ...
9:23 a.m.
Scene selection -- Geoff Carter: 'Pulp Fiction': Look at the big brain on Quentin
My friends memorize movie dialogue the way you've memorized the songs from "Grease." We can have entire conversations in "Caddyshack," "Repo Man," "This is Spinal Tap," "Touch of Evil" and, needless to say, "Pulp Fiction."
9:22 a.m.
Jury allows parole for convicted killer
Pahrump resident David Crawford will get a chance at parole one day.
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Johnson regrets actions at Bristol
Through the first two-thirds of the season, NASCAR Winston Cup rookie Jimmie Johnson has been the model driver -- both on the track and off.
9:20 a.m.
Editorial: Toss water on wildfire initiative
President Bush's "Healthy Forests Initiative" promotes thinning, but he takes the concept to such an extreme that it might better be known as the "Healthy Profits Initiative" for logging companies. His plan emphasizes the thinning-out ...
9:19 a.m.
Blood drives set
Saturday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., LDS building, 2091 E. Wigwam Parkway, Henderson; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Here's To Your Health, 2558 Wigwam Parkway, Suite B, Henderson.
9:19 a.m.
LV's Collins, Gaughan draw first starts in Primm 300
The Las Vegas Primm 300, round 5 of the six-race 2002 Optima SCORE Desert Series, will be held Saturday, Sept. 14 in Primm. Nearly 150 vehicles, competing in 16 Pro and two Sportsman classes, are ...
9:19 a.m.
Community briefs for August 30, 2002
Las Vegas is opening its 50th park -- Pioneer Park -- 9 a.m. Saturday on Braswell Drive between Pioneer and Tenaya ways.
9:19 a.m.
Show beaten by Venetian Showroom 'curse'
"Beats of Passion" has fallen victim to "The Curse of The Venetian Showroom."
9:17 a.m.
Las Vegas falls short in bid for franchise win record
The Las Vegas 51s took the field Thursday night in search of a franchise-record 84th win.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Dancers point to class bias
Ihave poked fun and dismissed as insignificant the concerns of the valley's lap dancers, on whom Clark County commissioners recently placed restrictions.
9:17 a.m.
Performing arts for August 30, 2002
Comedy festival
9:16 a.m.
On display for August 30, 2002
Nevada Pastel Society exhibit, through Sept. 8 at Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road. 507-3400.
9:16 a.m.
Datebook for August 30, 2002
Cox Communications and the Galleria at Sunset present U.S. Space Camp's " Mission to Malls" 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Sept. 8 at the Galleria at Sunset, 1300 Sunset Road. Admission is free. ...
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Coffey is a specialty on the Greek Isles menu
Altus, Okla., has an Air Force base. So does Las Vegas.
9:14 a.m.
Nuke plants still searching for ways to store waste
WEEKEND EDITION: Sept. 1, 2002
5:24 a.m.
World of Wallace
WEEKEND EDITION: Sept. 1, 2002
4:25 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Workers pay the price
Many Americans who have contributed several decades of hard work to make this a great society now look forward to even more years of labor. What they had considered an adequate retirement fund has dwindled ...
4:20 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Trumpeting a turn for the better
"Every Tuesday the city is supposed to sweep my street," Turner said. "If the cup's still there when I get home from work I get right on the telephone, and I call city hall."
4:19 a.m.
Letter: Mideast solution rests with parents
The answer is so simple I wonder why Palestinian mothers and fathers cannot figure it out.
4:18 a.m.
Letter: Nevada Power sale good for shareholders
I'm aghast at the response of Sierra Pacific management to the Southern Nevada Water Authority offer to buy Nevada Power Co. The offer of $1.2 billion is about $12 per share, 50 percent over the ...
4:18 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Out on a limb with election picks
Should Republican voters in Erin Kenny's County Commission district vote for the Republican who might become a Democrat, and who just a few months ago said he was getting out of politics (Mark James), or ...
4:17 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Bush's culture of secrecy shrouds public records
Ford vetoed the legislation, Congress overrode him, and the act became law.
4:16 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Much dirty work to be done as election nears
And while you can argue that cleaning hospital laundry and treating wastewater are messy professions, the filthiest job in Southern Nevada this weekend is running for office.
4:16 a.m.
Editorial: Set aside few minutes for democracy's sake
Nevada's primary elections are held Tuesday, although with two weeks of early voting already having been conducted, it seems odd anymore to refer to Sept. 3 as Election Day. But even with early voting, which ...
4:14 a.m.
Editorial: Let's build new signs on beltway
Ten years ago the Clark County Commission approved an "accelerated plan" for building the Las Vegas Beltway. The plan involved constructing the beltway first as a divided "frontage road," a hybrid of highway and city ...
4:13 a.m.
RV traveling won't be a handicap
LABOR DAY EDITION: Sept. 2, 2002
3:00 a.m.
Pets can now get the breath of life
LABOR DAY EDITION: Sept. 2, 2002
2:59 a.m.
Kids need a vacation from stress
Many children who apply for assistance from the Sun Camp Fund just need a vacation and a break away from the stress and trauma at home. One 10-year-old boy who made the honor roll last ...
2:58 a.m.
Former Association for Handicapped becomes Easter Seals
A name change will mean a greater number of services for Southern Nevada's handicapped population, representatives from Endeavor said this week.
2:53 a.m.
Charity chief comes to city's defense
WEEKEND EDITION: August 31, 2002
2:52 a.m.
Camp a good outlet for foster kids
Several children helped by the Sun Camp Fund are foster children who need a boost.
2:51 a.m.

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