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Archive for December 10, 2002

Events in the Sacramento area
9:30 a.m., SACRAMENTO - Sen. Jack Scott, D-Burbank, holds a news conference to discuss new legislation that would require gun manufacturers and importers to collect and record ballistic identification information for all firearms manufactured and ...
12:41 p.m.
Vote threatens share of Nevada's water allotment
California's largest agricultural district rejected a water-use plan Monday night, moving the Golden State and Nevada a step closer to mandatory water cutbacks that federal authorities have warned could come next month.
11:03 a.m.
Deadly streets: Shelter solutions sought as fatalities rise
Gale Wheeler was 74 when January's tumbling temperatures caught her only blocks from Boulder Highway's brightly lit casinos. Homeless, she died of heart disease and exposure.
11:02 a.m.
Ensign hires Finn for media operations
Finn, who worked for Ensign when he was a congressman, replaces Traci Scott.
10:58 a.m.
Station executive to head Nevada Resort Association
The NRA is the main lobbying group for the Nevada hotel-casino industry. Fertitta succeeds former Park Place Entertainment Corp. Chief Executive Thomas Gallagher.
10:54 a.m.
Judge throws out rule on law firm trade names
In Business Las Vegas, a sister newspaper to the Las Vegas Sun, Friday reported the ruling was a victory for attorney Herbert Michel Jr., who operates using the names "Your Legal Power" and "Su Poder ...
10:51 a.m.
School District facilities chief going to Florida
Herron, who was with the School District for five years, will head a voter-approved, $2 billion-dollar school construction and renovation program in the Florida community that includes Orlando.
10:51 a.m.
Task force may push for new taxes at Legislature
The state Task Force on Tax Policy officially disbanded Nov. 15 when the group forwarded its 1,100-page recommendation to the governor.
10:48 a.m.
Regents could issue first censure of board member
The state Board of Regents, which oversees higher education in Nevada, could make history this week.
10:47 a.m.
Controversial development stalled
Clark County Manager Thom Reilly moved Monday to hold off reconsideration of a controversial zone change until January, when two of the four Clark County Commissioners who voted for the project will no longer be ...
10:46 a.m.
Trial opens in $25 mil. suit against Metro over killing
A Metro Police officer had no valid reason to kill an unarmed 32-year-old man in 1999, lawyers for the dead man's mother told a U.S. District Court jury Monday.
10:45 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: 17-story tab is the only thing rising
Neither can the general contractor, AF Construction.
10:45 a.m.
Satellite TV deal called off
The government had taken steps to block the deal, and the companies said they called it off because it couldn't be completed within the time allowed.
9:54 a.m.
Deadline nears for getting holiday gifts sent on time
Visit the U.S. Postal Service website,, for information about ZIP codes, postal rates and post office locations. For information about hours of operation, call the post office you want to use.
9:54 a.m.
Jer-zeeee cowboy
The bulldogger who has stormed onto the pro rodeo scene is a simple, no-nonsense loner who mostly chose to sit in the back row of classrooms as he progressed through school.
9:51 a.m.
A cool million doesn't pay all the rodeo bills
Calf roper Ricky Canton, 37, began his 12th Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last Friday with career winnings of $993,000.
9:51 a.m.
NFR Scoreboard
Fourth round-1, Will Lowe, Vernon, Texas, 88 points on Korkow's Anchor Bay Snuff, $13,923. 2, Jeffrey Collins, Redfield, Kan., 86, $11,003. 3 (tie), Scott Montague, Black Hawk, S.D., and Mark Gomes, Nickerson, Kan., 84, $7,074. ...
9:51 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Holy Toledo! UCLA fires its coach
With its recent streak of attractive matchups and chamber of commerce weather, I've said more than once that the Las Vegas Bowl must be living right.
9:50 a.m.
Rebels' Frederick named All-Region
Frederick finished the year as the team's second leading scorer with 25 points on 10 goals and five assists enroute to All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation first team honors.
9:48 a.m.
Perkins seeks university audit
CARSON CITY -- The University and Community College System of Nevada has a budget of more than $1 billion for the current two-year period -- and Assembly Speaker Richard Perkins wants to know if taxpayer ...
9:46 a.m.
Nevadans want in on nuke cask tests
WASHINGTON -- Nevada officials are urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to include them in the testing of nuclear waste containers that would be used to ship highly radioactive nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain.
9:45 a.m.
Reserve weighs decision on rates
WASHINGTON -- Millions of out-of-work Americans, a bumpy stock market and economic uncertainties are motivation enough for the Federal Reserve to keep short-term interest rates at 41-year lows for a while, economists say.
9:44 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 10, 2002
To prevent future thefts of weapons and ammunition, the state Parole and Probation Division is considering storing its guns and bullets at the National Guard Armory in Las Vegas, 2601 E. Sahara Ave.
9:44 a.m.
Las Vegas woman promotes Tea Party protest
CARSON CITY -- The 229th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party is next Monday, and a Las Vegas woman is promoting a tax protest, urging citizens to send a tea bag to Gov. Kenny Guinn.
9:43 a.m.
Politician helps with casino bid
Chairman Wayne Rogers said he sees no conflict in working with Centaur Inc., on the Rosecroft Raceway project -- though the Democratic party's candidate for governor adopted a strong "no slots" stance during the recent ...
9:28 a.m.
County may fight bingo hall
The hall will be on 229 acres of land in Aurelius and Montezuma in Cayuga County, not far from Cayuga Lake.
9:28 a.m.
Reputed mob figure tied to betting ring
NEW YORK -- A reputed Gambino crime family captain, his son and 15 other men were indicted Monday on charges of running a sports gambling operation that took in $30 million worth of wagers a ...
9:27 a.m.
Illinois officials question deal with Emerald
CHICAGO -- Illinois gambling officials said Monday they have serious concerns that the operators of Emerald Casino are not complying with a settlement that forces the casino company to sell its license and lets state ...
9:26 a.m.
"The Scintas" will be closed Thursday through Dec. 26. The Sun regrets the error.
9:19 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 10, 2002
The Las Vegas Chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives will present a workshop entitled "How to Really Start Your Own Business," at 9 a.m. Thursday at 400 S. Fourth St., Suite 250A.
9:16 a.m.
Israeli soldiers visit LV during U.S. tour
American-born Israel Defense Force soldier Yoni Bedine passionately argues that when he and his comrades are hunting terrorists they try to avoid killing Palestinian civilians.
9:16 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:09 a.m.
Letter: Homeless worse off than ever
Instead, little has been accomplished except bureaucratic moves. Question 11 failed because elected officials and members of the homelessness task force did little to promote raising the consciousness of the people as to the problems ...
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Schools should stick to the education basics
I was raised in the Kansas City, Mo., school system during the Second World War. During that period we completed our elementary education with a strong foundation in reading, writing and arithmetic.
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: Campaign funds will be clearer
Campaign contribution reports must be filed by candidates before the primary and general elections and again by Jan. 15. On his own, Heller will now require candidates to add the total amount of current campaign ...
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Whistleblower probe was full of problems
But there's much more to the story. Morgan Lewis previously had represented nuclear power industry interests. And just 18 days after its report against Mattimoe was issued, the law firm registered as a lobbyist for ...
9:03 a.m.
Monday's prep results
Boys Basketball
9:01 a.m.
Court briefs for Dec. 10, 2002
A former Nevada Highway Patrol trooper entered a plea agreement Monday that cost him his job, but will result in only two years of probation on a misdemeanor charge of open and gross lewdness.
8:56 a.m.
Manslaughter guilty plea entered in brick-beating death
A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty Monday to beating two men with bricks, killing one and critically injuring the other.
8:55 a.m.
Metro sued by former employee
A former Metro Police secretary has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the department alleging sexual harassment.
8:55 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 10, 2002
Jack A. Ambrose, 64, of Ely died Sunday in a local health care center. He was born March 12, 1938. A lifelong resident of Ely, he was a retired Navy chief petty officer and a ...
8:25 a.m.
Community volunteer Turner dies at 104
Alice Turner, it seems, always was ahead of her time.
8:24 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: People important to us
"On Nov. 27 I listened to David Letterman joking about New York City's garbage removal, which is sporadic, I guess. The day before Thanksgiving my son in San Diego took his weekly garbage to a ...
8:24 a.m.
It's a rap: 'Billboards' fully embrace hip-hop
It started with host Cedric the Entertainer spoofing Eminem's hit single "Lose Yourself" and ended with Nelly taking Artist of the Year honors.
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Shot No. 7 at .08 is on the level
The 2003 Legislative session will mark the seventh time a measure to lower Nevada's legal intoxication level to .08 has been proposed, said Heverly, who is executive director of Stop DUI.
8:21 a.m.
Unwrapping Christmas: Holiday's traditions have storied origins
St. Nicholas was a real man who became legendary for his goodwill.
8:21 a.m.

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