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Archive for December 11, 2002

Jackpot expectations run high
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11:28 a.m.
Math scores fall short of federal standards
About half of Clark County's third and fifth graders failed to meet new federal standards in reading and math, according to test scores released Tuesday by the School District.
11:25 a.m.
Three stabbed at county office
On his first day on the job, a security guard helped stop a man who was stabbing two women in their Clark County Social Services office in Henderson, officials said.
11:25 a.m.
Two arrested in violent crime spree
Police have arrested two men who are allegedly connected to a home invasion robbery and three shootings, one of which was fatal.
11:22 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Public pays for gift to casinos
Oh, you know that already.
11:20 a.m.
Ammo, weapons from armory recovered
A traffic stop Tuesday led to the arrest of two people and the recovery of guns and ammunition that had been stolen last month from the armory at the state Parole and Probation Division in ...
11:19 a.m.
Transient held in thefts from graves
A transient ex-felon has been arrested in connection with the theft of bronze vases from grave sites at downtown Las Vegas cemeteries, Metro Police said.
11:11 a.m.
Agency ordered to investigate complaints
A District Court judge Tuesday ordered a state department to investigate a local land developer's allegations of misconduct by Vestin Mortgage Co.
11:08 a.m.
Researchers, casino execs talk problem gambling
The quality of gambling research and funding for it must be increased significantly if effective treatment and preventive programs are to be developed to counter the growing problem of gambling addiction, public health experts said ...
11:07 a.m.
Nevadans' wages sank during '90s
The paychecks most Nevadans took home during the '90s did not keep up with the rising cost of living during the same period, according to a report issued today.
11:07 a.m.
Officials seek source of flier that has nuke workers are worried
WASHINGTON -- Officials for the National Nuclear Security Administration are trying to calm the jangled nerves of workers in the agency's Nevada offices after an anonymous flier said their jobs were in danger.
11:07 a.m.
Airline bailout funds aid helicopter tours
When the federal government offered to bail out the airline industry in the wake of the post-Sept. 11 aviation shutdown, few were thinking about helicopter tours.
11:07 a.m.
Embattled Regent Howard gains community support
Black leaders and community members are rallying in support of Regent Linda Howard as she prepares to face possible censure Thursday at what is expected to be the year's most contentious Board of Regents meeting.
10:54 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 11, 2002
The local woman accused of almost drowning her infant son by leaving him alone in a bathtub was sentenced Tuesday in District Court.
9:53 a.m.
Students falls short of math standards
About half of Clark County third and fifth grade students failed to meet new federal standards in reading and math, according to test scores released Tuesday by the Clark County School District.
9:51 a.m.
Attorney grills officer over details of shooting
Metro Police Officer Bruce Gentner told a U.S. District Court jury on Tuesday that he feared for his life when he shot John Perrin to death in 1999.
9:49 a.m.
Brimmer nabs top award on defense
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Too many bowls, too few worthy
Like many a graveyard, this one looks full from a distance without quite being at its absolute capacity.
9:48 a.m.
Key's bond with horse paying off
Tammy Key enjoys reading trashy romance novels as she drives her big pickup truck, with the horse trailer hitched to the back, to rodeos in Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada, then back home to Ledbetter, ...
9:48 a.m.
Bank investing in Mexico firm
Bank investing in Mexico firm
9:48 a.m.
TRW shareholders approve sale
TRW shareholders approve sale
9:47 a.m.
Takeover offer rejected
In Las Vegas, Simon Property owns the Forum Shops at Caesars and is a partner in a downtown outlet mall now under construction.
9:47 a.m.
Telecom giant cutting 2,100 jobs
A spokeswoman said less than 25 of the company's 1,800 jobs in Las Vegas will be cut.
9:47 a.m.
Gallery will not close for good
Financial troubles reported at the New York-based Guggenheim Museum will not threaten the operations of the institution's youngest branches at The Venetian on the Strip, museum officials said.
9:46 a.m.
Symposium offers no clear answer to judicial elections
In a daylong symposium at UNLV on whether it is better to elect or appoint judges, a panel of judges, lawyers and academicians seemed to agree that neither practice is perfect, and that reforming judicial ...
9:46 a.m.
Law school moves closer to accreditation
UNLV's William S. Boyd School of Law reached another milestone Thursday after learning that it received approval for accreditation from a key board.
9:46 a.m.
Magazine printing prompts look at state contracts
CARSON CITY -- A staff recommendation Tuesday to continue printing Nevada magazine and other related publications out-of-state prompted Gov. Kenny Guinn to suggest a law requiring preference for Nevada companies when awarding state contracts.
9:45 a.m.
Contract extended for Senior Rx firm
CARSON CITY -- The state's Senior RX program, providing low-cost insurance to 7,500 elderly, will continue to be managed by a private company for the next five years.
9:45 a.m.
National Guard partnership in drug fight called valuable
The Nevada National Guard is ready to be called upon to defend the United States overseas and at home at a moment's notice. But sometimes all that is required is a little assist.
9:44 a.m.
Reid decries ruling against revealing energy plan details
WASHINGTON -- A federal court ruling Monday that denied the General Accounting Office the ability to sue Vice President Dick Cheney for energy policy documents could have a chilling effect on Congress' ability to get ...
9:43 a.m.
Wacky rodeo fans making highlights
Jared Shaw and Jake Ashworth left their homes in Farmington, Utah, last week and have become celebrities with their own endorsement deals at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
9:30 a.m.
NFR Scoreboard
9:30 a.m.
Arbitrator rules against firm
The panel ruled that the company owed the money for vacating a lease on land located in Jefferson County. Isle of Capri, which owns and operates 13 casinos in Mississippi, Louisiana, Iowa and Missouri, is ...
9:28 a.m.
Casino opponents rally behind legislation
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Legislation designed to block the expansion of casino gambling may be added to the agenda of this month's special session of the General Assembly.
9:27 a.m.
Former DMV worker indicted in bribe case
A former Department of Motor Vehicles and Public Safety employee has been indicted on charges that she took bribes in exchange for DMV documents that illegal immigrants then used to gain driver's licenses.
9:27 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:25 a.m.
Casino offers bonds to pay for expansion
An investment rating review by Moody's Investors Service also for the first time provides a more concise figure on what the tribe's Turning Stone Casino takes in each year from its gaming operations, which is ...
9:25 a.m.
Boulder City Council briefs for Dec. 11, 2002
A deal five years in the making was sealed Tuesday, giving Boulder City a backup supply of cheap energy for the next 20 years.
9:24 a.m.
Centennial returns four key starters
The 2001-02 season marked the first time in more than two decades that a team from Southern Nevada claimed the big-school girls basketball championship. Whether or not that event signified a changing of the guard ...
9:23 a.m.
Tuesday's prep results
Boys Basketball
9:23 a.m.
Prep Football
All-Star teams
9:22 a.m.
Prep Schedule
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Norman set to rejoin PGA Tour
The PGA Tour, in conjunction with Great White Shark Enterprises, have jointly announced that World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman will rejoin the Tour next year after competing as a non-member this past ...
9:13 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Celebrities in concert with party scene
Early in the evening, Avril Lavigne gave a private concert in the Palms' "Real World" suite. She couldn't play elsewhere on the property because she is underage and is not allowed to perform where alcohol ...
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Democrats need to clean house
When Sen. Harry Reid should have been placing roadblocks in the path of presidential appointee George Bush, he was instead currying favor with that "shoot from the hip" Texas cowboy.
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Mutations theory lacking in logic
Radiation and radioactive materials have been around since the Big Bang about 12 billion years or so, and viruses and bacteria here on Earth for something like 3 billion or 4 billion years. You would ...
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Woodbury did the right thing for taxpayers
That change means taxpayers have to pay some $3 million to buy land for a school site. That doesn't make sense.
8:48 a.m.
Editorial: Toll mounts while plan gathers dust
Things have been done over the past decade to help the estimated 10,000 homeless people in the Las Vegas Valley. Local governments have committed money. Charities, churches and volunteers have contributed as well. Their efforts ...
8:48 a.m.
Editorial: Just what was Lott celebrating anyway?
On Monday, after a weekend of trying to minimize his remarks at the Thurmond gathering, Lott apologized for what he termed a "poor choice of words." But the apology was half-hearted and didn't address what ...
8:48 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 11, 2002
Ava Elizabeth Back, 77, of Henderson died Friday in Henderson. She was born July 31, 1925, in Fort Worth, Texas. A resident for 15 years, she worked in marketing at Mandalay Bay.
8:42 a.m.
Appeal denied in Wham contract killing
CARSON CITY -- A man on death row since 1984 for the contract killing of a Las Vegas nightclub owner lost his fourth appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday.
8:42 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 11, 2002
The Theta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Kappa Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., will host the fourth annual Money Matters seminar from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ...
8:29 a.m.
Savvy wine buys: Peachy Canyon Incredible Red '00
This wine is really 100 percent Zinfandel, and has all the characteristics of that grape: strong tannins, a high alcohol content, pepper and oak in the nose, and lots of fruit. It's a medium-body wine ...
8:29 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Lanni, Ruvo prove their mettle for Epicurean Club
The club's recent scholarship dinner honored J. Terrence Lanni, chairman of the board of MGM MIRAGE, and Larry Ruvo, senior managing partner of Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada.
8:29 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: A side dish of thrifty cookbooks
Here's a sampling. There are many more:
8:28 a.m.
Simmering Prose: Holiday season brimming with good cookbooks
Everyone from the irrepressible Wolfgang Puck to New York Times food columnist and chef Mark Bittman have new cookbooks. The international slow-food movement, almost cultlike in its fervor, is gaining followers.
8:27 a.m.

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