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Timmy "T.J." Weber -- Faces the death penalty in brutal double slaying of his girlfriend and her son and the assault of his girlfriend's daughter. A seven-time felon, he eluded police for 24 days, at ...
12:07 p.m.
Community news briefs for December 27, 2002
A fund-raiser and silent auction to help with medical care costs for Pamela Whitner -- known as Flutterby the clown for the past 25 years -- will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ...
11:47 a.m.
Electronic bingo units cleared after scandal
A former GameTech employee tampered with the company's fixed-based electronic bingo units in Nevada, obtaining more bingo cards than he had actually paid for and significantly increasing his chances of winning. The employee, software engineer ...
11:45 a.m.
Letter: Missile defense is bad strategy
11:43 a.m.
Letter: Don't let fear ruin our lives
If Israel is hit with a WMD, the radical Arab world may well get the Jihad for which it has been clamoring. Rather than ask for cost estimates such as Mr. Bird would like, we ...
11:42 a.m.
Letter: Racism continues to be scourge of our nation
This for sure will not become a reality for some time if there is still a need for the NAACP, affirmative action and equal housing laws. Nor will it happen while there is a continuation ...
11:42 a.m.
October taxable sales up slightly from 2001 number
CARSON CITY -- For the fourth consecutive month, taxable sales by Nevada merchants rose in October, an increase of 1.8 percent from the same month of 2001 to $2.7 billion.
11:40 a.m.
Veterans warned of threat to IDs
Military members and veterans covered by TriWest Healthcare Alliance are being warned by the company to take precautions against identity theft in the wake of a Dec. 14 break-in at its Phoenix headquarters.
11:40 a.m.
Agassi Foundation sues couple over auction nonpayment
Andre Agassi's Charitable Foundation is suing a couple for allegedly cheating the charity out of tens of thousands of dollars.
11:38 a.m.
Union sues state for corrections officers
The State of Nevada Employees Association filed suit against the Corrections Department and the attorney general's office, alleging the employees have been reprimanded and placed on suspension for speaking out about the security and safety ...
11:32 a.m.
Yucca Mountain year's top story
Here, according to an informal survey of Sun editors, are the top 10 stories of 2002 in the Las Vegas Valley:
11:31 a.m.
Celebrations of Kwanzaa begin
What: Kwanzaa celebration
11:31 a.m.
Used holiday trees make useful mulch
Christmas trees can be dropped off for recycling through Jan. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the following sites:
11:29 a.m.
Generosity turns family's despair to holiday joy
After their truck was stolen, the Cochran family feared they wouldn't have enough money to give 5-year-old Monique the Christmas she deserved.
11:26 a.m.
County zoning debates still unresolved
Clark County's tangle of contentious zoning issues did not get much clearer Thursday, leaving the future of at least three high-profile land-use approvals up in the air.
11:26 a.m.
Needy Californians are paid to move to Vegas
Teresa Owens was able to have a Christmas this year for her three children thanks, in large part, to a government program in California that paid for her family to move to Las Vegas.
11:25 a.m.
Suspect dead after police chase, shooting
A man who rammed a Metro Police car during a high-speed chase Thursday was shot by officers and was found dead after crashing his sport utility vehicle into a gas meter, police said.
11:25 a.m.
Editorial: Legislature must hear the voters
In Nevada, we hear the murmuring of educators as the start of the 2003 Legislature nears. They are talking among themselves of suing the state -- that is, suing the taxpayers of Nevada -- if ...
11:21 a.m.
Editorial: Speaking of taxes ...
But the industry has done the math and has discovered that the additional state tax, under the formula for receiving federal matching funds, would actually boost revenues by more than $6 million a year. Unfortunately ...
11:20 a.m.
Guest Where I Stand -- Joseph Walker: Busy on world front
SHOULD THE United States focus so much time and energy on foreign affairs? This question was at the center of almost every topic in our discussion group. Our group concluded that much of the world ...
11:20 a.m.
Sales of new homes top all records
WASHINGTON -- New-home sales jumped 5.7 percent in November to the highest monthly level on record as house hunters -- motivated by some of the lowest mortgage rates seen in decades -- turned into home ...
10:34 a.m.
Tales of scandal dominated national business news
NEW YORK -- Perp walks and handcuffs. Investigations and indictments.
10:29 a.m.
KC riverboat take up 7.2 percent in November
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Argosy Riverside Casino is winning the battle for Kansas City gamblers' hearts, but it's losing the war for their pocketbooks.
10:26 a.m.
Gaming turnaround key local story
Business slowed down markedly in Las Vegas after Sept. 11, 2001, when the terrorism prompted the grounding of the nation's airline fleet and temporarily brought the tourism industry to its knees -- leading to thousands ...
10:26 a.m.
Push for casino gambling in Nebraska gathering steam
LINCOLN, Neb. -- There seems to be less debate these days about whether Nebraska should allow casino gambling and more talk about where such gaming will take place.
10:25 a.m.
Las Vegas man settles federal futures case
Stephen Cox, who advertised in trade magazines from January 2001 through August 2002 as a full-time commodity trader doing business as Natural Order Educators, agreed to pay civil penalties of $25,000 to settle the Commission's ...
10:10 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
10:09 a.m.
Woman killed at Moulin Rouge ID'd
Metro Police homicide detectives want to talk to Corey Thompson, 33, about the shooting, but police said he is not considered a suspect.
10:09 a.m.
The year took many noted Southern Nevadans, celebrities
Bill Bennett, 78, founder and chairman of Circus Circus Enterprises and owner of the Sahara, who marketed to families and the middle class. Dec. 22 at a local hospital following a lengthy illness.
10:08 a.m.
Tyson nabs No. 1 billing
If there was an adjective that best described the year in local sports it would be "unpredictable."
10:02 a.m.
Rivals-turned-teammates bolster Rebels
Longtime bitter rivals Marcus Banks and Demetrius Hunter aren't best friends.
10:02 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Tark wants it known he's clean
It's a given that many basketball fans across the country, and maybe even a few here in Las Vegas, have an erroneous impression of Jerry Tarkanian. They grasp the Father Flanigan image but mistakenly believe ...
10:01 a.m.
Local boys teams fare well in tournament
Host Las Vegas won its opener over Granada Hills, 64-60; Cheyenne downed South Gate, 58-41; Sierra Vista took care of Hanford, 67-62; Durango edged Reed, 85-81; Valley defeated Woodbridge, 65-56; Eldorado won over Marana, 69-56; ...
10:00 a.m.
Bonanza hangs on vs. GV
Beaten vertically before it took the court, Bonanza decided to stretch Green Valley horizontally, and the strategy paid off.
9:59 a.m.
Frohlich adjusting to life as pro hoops player
It has taken a stint back in Europe for Linda Frohlich to realize how American she had become during four years playing basketball at UNLV and a professional season in New York.
9:58 a.m.
Las Vegas news briefs for December 27, 2002
An air ambulance squad and a public affairs unit of the Nevada Army National Guard are being shipped out as the nation prepares for a possible attack on Iraq.
9:47 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Explore hunting, fishing opportunities during '03
H unters who apply for tags during the 2003 application process and are successful in the annual draw (mid-year) for Nevada hunting tags will be able to experience the hunting tradition. Bird hunters will flock ...
9:45 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Vegas hosts a Fox-y New Year's Eve party
Afew more New Year's Eve events like this, and move over, Times Square.
9:45 a.m.
Las Vegas Area Fishing Report
Updated Dec. 27, 2002
9:40 a.m.
From Entwistle to 'CSI,' year's top stories run the gamut
Journalists may agree on what stories are newsworthy, but not necessarily which story is more significant in relation to another story.
9:20 a.m.
All isn't quiet ... New Year's has Vegas what else? bustling
This year's Las Vegas New Year's offerings run the gamut of musical tastes, from country to hip-hop, current stars to nostalgic acts.
9:17 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: Las Vegas Bowl did its job of bolstering the city
The happiest people who watched Wednesday's latest Las Vegas Bowl game between UCLA and New Mexico should be the stockholders of Pulte, Beazer and Kaufman and Broad.
9:10 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Need a quick fix in the NFL? Grab a talking head
It used to be that whenever your football team needed a personnel boost, they could improve themselves in the draft, or perhaps through a trade, or maybe by signing a free agent.
9:09 a.m.
Scene Selection -- Geoff Carter: With 'Stitch,' Disney keeps animation reputation intact
If 2002 hadn't also seen the release of Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away," Walt Disney Pictures' "Lilo and Stitch" would be the best animated film of 2002. The two films are standing neck and alien neck, ...
9:04 a.m.
Be a Pepper at New Year's show at Joint
Temperatures may be near freezing outside, but Las Vegas is in for a Red Hot New Year's Eve celebration next week.
9:02 a.m.
Custody decision overturned
The court Thursday overturned the decision of former District Judge Mike Fondi of Reno, who ruled the law violated the constitutional right of a citizen to travel from one state to another.
9:02 a.m.
Firing of officers upheld
CARSON CITY -- A state hearing officer has ruled there was sufficient evidence and reason to fire two UNLV police officers who falsified their time records to show they were on the job when they ...
9:02 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Looking to 2003, questions abound on music scene
The new year fast approaches, and that means we're again inundated with Best-Of and Worst-Of lists recapping the year 2002 in music.
9:01 a.m.
Longtime MS counselor and activist Drakulich dies
Before World War II Steve Drakulich was one of Nevada's most promising young athletes.
9:00 a.m.
Obituaries for December 27, 2002
Charles L. Allen, 70, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born May 6, 1932, in Huntington Park, Calif. A resident for 10 years, he was a hotel pit supervisor.
9:00 a.m.
On Display December 27, 2002
Joan Miro's collection of artwork for the 21st century is on display Wednesday through Jan. 1 at Centaur Galleries on the main level of the Fashion Show mall. 737-1234.
8:59 a.m.
Datebook for December 27, 2002
The Ethel M Chocolates Botanical Cactus Garden, 1 Sunset Way, will be illuminated from sundown to 10 p.m. until Jan. 5. Admission is free. 737-3100.
8:58 a.m.
Appeals court rejects double jeopardy in pollution case
CARSON CITY -- An appeals court has ruled that the federal government can prosecute a Las Vegas man on a criminal charge of violating the Clean Air Act, even though the man had been fined ...
8:58 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: So many New Year's Eve parties, so little time.
Where does a professional lounge observer begin the New Year?
8:57 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Nation filled with whiners
We sat in one of Las Vegas' better restaurants Christmas night wondering whether our water refills were to arrive by reindeer or wise men.
8:56 a.m.
'EFX Alive' is breathing fire to the end
What: "EFX Alive."
8:56 a.m.
Letter: Veterans clinic declared safe
This is not economical. It will cost $4 million a year versus the current $2 million cost. It is also not sensible because health care for veterans will be less efficient and less available.
4:09 a.m.
Sea in the New Year
WEEKEND EDITION December 28-29, 2002
4:09 a.m.
Letter: Citizens made a difference in Kissinger case
Had he complied, a graveyard's worth of skeletons would have tumbled from his closet, including Kissinger Associates' role in facilitating Saddam Hussein's arms buildup. This in turn would have prompted renewed interest in the role ...
4:09 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Democrats pining for a celebration in 2004
Erin Neff covers politics for the Sun. She can be reached at (702) 259-4062, or by e-mail at [email protected]
4:09 a.m.
Nuclear age a lure for archaeologists
WEEKEND EDITION December 28-29, 2002
4:08 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: We are hooked on ratings
Susan Snyder's column appears Fridays Sundays and Tuesdays. Reach her at [email protected] or (702) 259-4082.
4:08 a.m.
Editorial: Sales tactic is inflating drug prices
One hundred years ago in the United States publishers of newspapers and magazines were about to be embarrassed by revelations that they had kept silent about "The Great American Fraud." This was the title of ...
4:08 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Luxor pyramid nothing to 'Fear'
VegasBeat appears Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Sun. Timothy McDarrah can be reached at [email protected] or at (702) 259-4096.
4:07 a.m.
Editorial: Board showing sign of political maturity
The Clark County Commission appears ready to unanimously support Mary Kincaid-Chauncey, a Democrat, as its chairwoman. It also appears unanimous in its support of Chip Maxfield, a Republican, for vice chairman. Perhaps on another board ...
4:07 a.m.
VERB unglues kids from the tube, gets their bodies in the groove
WEEKEND EDITION December 28-29, 2002
4:07 a.m.

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