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Archive for December 20, 2002

Latest in series of winter storms promises another wet weekend
Much of the state remains saturated from a storm that delivered gale-force winds and snow to the coastal mountains in Northern California on Thursday, before moving into Southern California on Friday where it brought moderate ...
11:48 a.m.
Homeless man killed in storm identified
Randy John Northrup, 47, had been taking shelter in a downtown storm drain Nov. 30 when a rainstorm flushed him and at least one other man about three miles through flooded tunnels, Metro Police said.
11:26 a.m.
Regulators OK work card rules
Rules aimed at simplifying the process by which all rank-and-file casino employees in Nevada can obtain work were approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission Thursday and will take effect next year.
11:24 a.m.
Car theft hits Las Vegas family hard
Five-year-old Monique Cochran asked Santa Claus for a Barbie travel trailer, a toy oven and "hair twirl things" for Christmas, her grandmother said.
11:22 a.m.
Seastrand responds to Howard allegations
Board of Regents Chairman Doug Seastrand issued a sternly worded memo Thursday in response to allegations made by Regent Linda Howard that two former regents and one current regent were involved in improper business dealings.
11:22 a.m.
High Court holds meth law unconstitutional
CARSON CITY -- A law that makes it a crime to possess a majority of the ingredients required to manufacture methamphetamines was declared unconstitutional today by the Nevada Supreme Court.
11:22 a.m.
Heavy travel week expected at airport
With both Christmas and New Years falling in the middle of the week this year, McCarran International Airport is expecting to see larger crowds this weekend.
11:21 a.m.
Boggs McDonald offended by Lott
Las Vegas City Councilwoman Lynette Boggs McDonald was among the black youth who desegregated schools in the South three decades ago.
11:21 a.m.
Judge slaps LV gambling figure with longer term
Former penny stock promoter and Las Vegas gambling figure Robert Brennan, already serving a nine-year prison term for fraud and money laundering, was sentenced in New York to three more years Thursday for violating a ...
11:21 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Test Site workers scrooged
Not only do President Bush and his Department of Energy want to send the nation's deadly nuclear waste to Yucca Mountain, but now they want to cut jobs at the nearby Nevada Test Site.
11:21 a.m.
Inmate work programs register rare loss for year
CARSON CITY -- The programs that use state prisoners as workers ran in the red last year. It was the first time in at least seven years that the programs lost money.
11:20 a.m.
Two take posts at Le Reve
The resort is due to open in April 2005.
11:20 a.m.
Group elects new chairman
Eckart, a former six-term member of the U.S. House of Representatives, is president and chief executive of the Greater Cleveland Growth Association.
11:20 a.m.
Agreement with tribe approved
Station Casinos will receive a management fee for running the casino, which is expected to open in summer 2003.
11:20 a.m.
Nevada business unveils tax plan
A broad-based coalition of business interests unveiled a tax proposal to some lawmakers this week in an effort to replace a controversial proposal to tax gross receipts.
11:14 a.m.
County to charge $15 for vaccinations
The Clark County Health District has ended a 40-year-old practice of offering free childhood vaccines by instituting a $15 administration fee for each visit to its clinic for the immunizations.
11:12 a.m.
State budget cuts let many parolees go free
CARSON CITY -- The state Parole and Probation Division has notified district judges that many parolees and probationers who flee Nevada will not be returned if they are caught in other states.
11:11 a.m.
Stars garner All-State honors
HOW THE TEAM WAS SELECTED
11:08 a.m.
Annoying-a-minor law struck down
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada law that says a "person who annoys or molests a minor is guilty of a misdemeanor" is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled today.
11:05 a.m.
New GES building creates big vacancies in LV Valley
GES Exposition Services, which produces some of the largest trade shows in Las Vegas, has moved into two new buildings totaling 850,000 square feet -- leaving almost 600,000-square-feet of office and warehouse space vacant in ...
10:58 a.m.
Two Vegas cafeterias close
The closures of the two restaurants at 150 S. Valley View Blvd. near Meadows Mall on Dec. 10 and at 2985 E. Sahara Ave. on Dec. 17 were part of Furr's divestiture of 11 underperforming ...
10:58 a.m.
FERC judge OKs costly power deals for Nevada
An administrative law judge for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected Nevada Power Co.'s effort to cut costs to customers on the grounds that the West's power markets may have been manipulated by suppliers.
10:56 a.m.
Las Vegas braces for explosive holiday
Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed for several hours on New Year's Eve. Following is a list of Strip hotels and how to get to them:
10:28 a.m.
National attention
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10:27 a.m.
Arena team running away from creditors
Most minor league sports franchises that set up shop in Las Vegas usually don't run into problems until they get here.
10:25 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: NAU's Adras masterminds a shocker
The Big Sky fell on the Pac-10 this week.
10:25 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: In AFC, it's anyone's guess at playoff contenders
With two weeks to go in the regular season, I know this much about the AFC playoff picture:
10:24 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: 'Bad boy' Van Pelt cleared to play in Liberty Bowl
The folks in Fort Collins, Colo., are breathing a little easier this week.
10:24 a.m.
Athletic Mt. Zion rolls by GV
Enjoy the moment, Green Valley coach Jim Allen told his team before its Thursday night opener in the Holiday Prep Classic against powerful Mt. Zion Christian Academy (N.C.).
10:21 a.m.
Prep Basketball
THURSDAY'S SCORES
10:21 a.m.
Prep results -- Girls soccer
Rancho 2, Foothill 0 Goals: E. Forget, K. Mcleod; Shutout-D. Young
10:20 a.m.
Football
Second Team Offense
10:20 a.m.
Questions mount for Arizona regulator
PHOENIX -- The aftershocks of a $60 million jury verdict against Arizona Corporation Commissioner Jim Irvin continued Thursday as government officials raised questions about his future.
10:16 a.m.
Federal authorities search Tenet hospital in San Diego
LOS ANGELES -- Federal authorities served search warrants Thursday at the administrative offices of a Tenet Healthcare Inc. hospital in San Diego as part of an investigation related to physician recruitment and relocation, the company ...
10:16 a.m.
Hard-working Tolbert main cog for 4A champs
Stop if you have already heard this well-worn statement about a great defensive lineman: He has got a great motor.
10:15 a.m.
Johnson's stellar season capped years of growth
Head over to Freedom Park almost any day, and you likely can find two dozen or so people doing something or other.
10:15 a.m.
Sun All-State Football Team -- Defense
DL, McQueen, Sr., 6-0, 232
10:14 a.m.
Sun All-State Football Team -- Offense
QB, Desert Pines, Sr., 5-8, 175
10:14 a.m.
Reid speaks of challenges under new lands bill
A bill passed last month does not provide all the protection for federal lands that Sen. Harry Reid wanted, but it goes a long way toward preserving some of the most important pieces of land ...
10:13 a.m.
Inmate-work programs register a rare loss for year
CARSON CITY -- The programs that use state prisoners as workers ran in the red last year. It was the first time in at least seven years that the programs lost money.
10:12 a.m.
News briefs for Dec. 20, 2002
Metro Police missing persons detectives are asking for the public's help in finding 18-year-old Daniel Eugene Jaurique, who was last seen at 8 a.m. Wednesday after telling his family he wanted to do harm to ...
10:10 a.m.
Nellis builds for future
Ground was broken Thursday on the 40,000-square-foot, two-story building, that will cost approximately $9 million, and will house the Combined Nellis Air and Space Operations Center.
10:10 a.m.
Upward climb produces critics
Among private developments in downtown Henderson, only the blinking star above Eldorado Casino would be higher than a four-story apartment complex approved Thursday by the Henderson Planning Commission.
10:06 a.m.
Court dismisses inmate's third appeal
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Thursday dismissed the third appeal of a man sentenced to death by a three-judge panel for killing a man in Las Vegas in 1989 and stealing his motor ...
10:04 a.m.
Community briefs for Dec. 20, 2002
Joe Crowley, who served as president of the University of Nevada, Reno, for 23 years and then left to return to teaching, will retire at the end of the year.
10:03 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Shooting park planned for Clark County
If you're among the many sportsmen/women who enjoy shooting sports such as trap, skeet and sporting clays, archery, cowboy action shooting, and rifles and pistols, it should make you happy to know that legislation has ...
10:02 a.m.
Holiday closings
SAFETY: Police and fire emergency services as usual. Offices closed.
10:01 a.m.
Las Vegas Area Fishing Report
Fishing activity at Lake Mead has been light in recent days because of storms that have been hitting the recreation area.
10:00 a.m.
Brokerages paying $975 million for conflicts of interest
The settlement calls for 10 firms, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston, to sever the links between research and investment banking and to fund independent stock research for investors that would complement ...
10:00 a.m.
Financier convicted of insider trading in 1980s
The fine by the court was in line with the request by prosecutors -- the same amount the Hungarian-born magnate was accused of having made from buying stocks at French bank Societe Generale with insider ...
9:59 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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9:54 a.m.
FBI says probe offers no evidence to clear Tabish
An investigation into a convicted drug dealer contains no information that could clear Rick Tabish in the murder of Ted Binion, according to an affidavit filed Wednesday by the FBI.
9:54 a.m.
Scene Selection -- Geoff Carter: Spielberg expertly brandishes 'Minority' whip
Say what you will about his oeuvre, but there's no denying that Steven Spielberg has taken some fascinating left turns of late.
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: In tug of war, Sir Paul creating helter-skelter
When last we saw Paul McCartney, the former Beatle stood onstage at MGM Grand Garden, eyes welling up as he dedicated "Here Today" to John Lennon.
9:43 a.m.
Performing Arts for December 20, 2002
'Rockapella'
9:41 a.m.
Datebook for December 20, 2002
The second "Gift of Lights" will run through Jan. 1, 5-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road. Admission is $10 per car. Partial proceeds benefit ...
9:41 a.m.
On Display for December 20, 2002
Pastel and oil paintings by students in Chieko's art classes are on display through Jan. 31 at the Twin Lakes Gallery at Derfelt Senior Center, 3333 W. Washington Ave. 229-2238.
9:41 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: At Double Down, Vegas takes a dive
Double Down Saloon is just an upchuck south of the Hard Rock on Paradise Road.
9:40 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Warehouse worth visit -- but make time
Christmas and New Year's dining are wrapped into this one column, since I will be away during both holidays.
9:37 a.m.
New twists breathe life into NBT's 'Nutcracker'
What: "Nutcracker" by Nevada Ballet Theatre, accompanied by members of Las Vegas Philharmonic.
9:32 a.m.
Taylor presides over corn harvest at Rio
What: "Las Vegas Christmas Spectacular" starring Rip Taylor.
9:29 a.m.
Editorial: Repugnant remarks doomed GOP leader
Many conservative commentators had called for Lott's ouster, but some of them appeared more worried about the political fallout than they were about the substance of what he said. These hard-liners believed that in the ...
9:27 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Iran also a problem
Some critics of our concentration on Saddam say they are worried it's getting in the way of the hunt for the people who planned and triggered 9-11. I don't have enough inside information to judge ...
9:26 a.m.
Six-year sentence given in traffic deaths of sisters
A District Court judge Thursday handed down the maximum sentence to a Las Vegas man charged with driving recklessly and causing a collision that killed two Las Vegas sisters.
9:25 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Meditation is worth a thought
When was the last time you sat perfectly still and did nothing for five minutes?
9:25 a.m.
State allows water pumping at Yucca
CARSON CITY -- To avert a health-related water crisis at Yucca Mountain, the state has decided to allow the Energy Department to pump one well for water for drinking, cooking, bathrooms and fire protection.
9:24 a.m.
LV man found guilty in slaying of friend
After two hours of deliberation Thursday, a jury found a 22-year-old man guilty of killing his longtime friend in a soccer field at Western High School, but they settled on a lesser charge than prosecutors ...
9:23 a.m.
Letter: Fremont Street is a failure
The biggest panhandlers downtown, however, are the failing members of the Fremont Street Experience, the casinos. The $70 million Fremont Street Experience ran a $10 million cost overrun when it was built in the mid-1990s, ...
9:23 a.m.
Letter: Gore withdrawal showed dignity, sense of humor
Throwing caution to the winds, Mr. Gore showed his intelligence, willingness to reveal his true self, and his incredible sense of humor despite having the presidency that he had won stolen before all of our ...
9:22 a.m.
Editorial: Safeguard mission of Nellis AFB
For the past 15 years, however, as Southern Nevada has experienced a continuous population boom, the base has had to contend with housing and retail developments creeping closer and closer. Because of the frequency of ...
9:21 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Marrandino rocks on -- to Le Reve
He announced his resignation Thursday and will work for Steve Wynn at Wynn's new Le Reve resort.
9:21 a.m.
Political notebook: Powerful law firm takes high road in holiday giving
In the annals of bad holiday gift-giving, "Seinfeld's" George Costanza is remembered for his fake donation to the "Human Fund."
9:20 a.m.
Obituaries for Dec. 20, 2002
Samuel Arnold Belcher Jr., 58, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born May 27, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio. A resident for 44 years, he was a PBX repairman for Sprint and ...
9:20 a.m.
Drug treatment faces dilemma
A group advising the state agency that oversees drug and alcohol treatment laid out a road map for meeting new federal funding guidelines Thursday, but the agency's chief cautioned that moving forward will also require ...
9:19 a.m.
Group sees future for Moulin Rouge
The owner of the Moulin Rouge is negotiating with a group of black businessmen who could run the casino portion of the historic hotel expected to open this spring.
9:19 a.m.
Series of winter storms promise another wet weekend
In Northern California, the storm brought gale-force winds and an unusual dusting of snow to the coastal mountains north of San Francisco on Thursday. Nearly a foot of fresh powder was predicted for the Lake ...
6:28 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Vegas has a brush with Crest
Nowadays if you don't have a celeb -- usually a paid endorser -- attached to your cause, it is increasingly challenging to hold a successful fund-raiser.
4:48 a.m.
Hair-Raising Schtick
WEEKEND EDITION: Dec. 22, 2002
4:48 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Residents have a case of the Blues
The measure is the result of weeks of work by a county task force that hopes to head off such future nightmares as John Laing Homes' proposed 8,400-home subdivision on former John Hardie Mine acreage. ...
4:47 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Shippers eye share of Yucca windfall
The Energy Department is asking Congress for millions of dollars to develop its shipping plan. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing its role in testing and certifying the giant steel containers used to ship waste. ...
4:44 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: 1981 decision leaves state economy ripe with pitfalls
The object of the game was to get your little explorer guy to run, jump and swing over obstacles like scorpions, trap doors, and alligators as he raced against the clock to pick up treasure.
4:43 a.m.
'Tis the season to be jolly -- Or is it?
Temporary Assistance for Domestic Violence Inc. says the following about domestic violence:
3:47 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: A list of things to do
Pratt reported, "The Generosity Index, compiled yearly by the Boston-based Catalogue for Philanthropy, a group that educates donors, measures charitable deductions from individual tax returns and ranks each state on how much its residents give ...
3:37 a.m.
Letter: Lott was own worst enemy
JIM RILEY
3:37 a.m.
Letter: Iraq should just declare itself a U.S. colony
I propose that a U.N. peace-keeping team intervene with this alternative: Iraq would declare itself a colony of the United States. As such, the United States would control all of the oil reserves of Iraq ...
3:36 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Business giants refuse to share
Giant share? These groups are run by giants who refuse to share, sticking instead to a mantra of "We've got ours, we want more and if you don't like it, tough luck."
3:36 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Fewer regents could lead to fewer problems
It was an easy prediction to make given the nature of the personalities making up the Board of Regents. No psychic hotline had to be called for consultation.
3:34 a.m.
Editorial: Test scores reveal the task ahead
Last fall Clark County students in grades three through 10 took the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Test results are used to compare how well local students are doing in reading, language, math and science ...
3:33 a.m.
Editorial: Budget crisis now affects public safety
On Oct. 1 Gov. Kenny Guinn signed an order consistent with what he has been saying for the past year, that state revenues are insufficient to meet public needs. He ordered all state departments to ...
3:32 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Protect your wallet from scam artists during the holidays
The latest warning from the AG told us about the scam related to the "sale of merchandise via Internet auction sites." The notice goes on to tell readers that, "Some sellers of merchandise on Internet ...
3:00 a.m.

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