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Las Vegas news briefs for December 31, 2002
A man making repairs on his car inadvertently started a fire that destroyed his home Monday, fire department officials said.
11:37 a.m.
Discounts abound on Strip; January rates firming up
In the slow days leading up to Christmas and New Year's Day, bargain-hunters snapped up room rates on the Las Vegas Strip that in some cases were cheaper than those available a year ago -- ...
11:25 a.m.
Trustee probing bid for LV firm
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Monday conditionally approved the sale of Las Vegas technology company Inc. -- once valued at $3.2 billion -- to Perfect Commerce Inc. of Palo Alto, Calif., for $2.15 ...
11:24 a.m.
State leaders await Guinn's budget-crunching
Gov. Kenny Guinn is busily crunching numbers and writing down financial options in longhand this week as he tries to decide which tax hikes to include in his biennial budget.
11:23 a.m.
Ticketing partners in litigation
A Studio City, Calif., company that operates a motion simulation theater business in Las Vegas and also offers ticket sales to Las Vegas shows has filed suit against its partner over management and financial issues.
11:22 a.m.
LV home resales decline, but rebound expected
Despite the November decline in sales of existing single-family homes in Las Vegas and nationwide, sales of resale homes are on track for a record year, analysts said.
11:21 a.m.
Vandals hit car windows
Over the past two weekends Henderson Police have received more than 40 reports of windows being broken out of cars, Officer Shane Lewis, department spokesman, said.
11:20 a.m.
Walters agrees to settlement with police
Golf course developer Billy Walters has agreed to a settlement with law enforcement officials to get back $2.4 million seized in a raid on his sports betting operation in 1996.
11:17 a.m.
Young to remain as senior justice
CARSON CITY -- Justice Cliff Young, who is retiring from the Nevada Supreme Court after 18 years, will continue to serve as a senior justice.
11:16 a.m.
Downtown joins New Year's show
Away from the crowd
11:16 a.m.
Rundle's attorney seeks to suppress key evidence
Lawyers for William Rundle, a Las Vegas man charged with the beating death of his wife, will ask a judge on Monday to suppress evidence gathered in a search of his home and from Rundle's ...
11:14 a.m.
High court catches up on backlog
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court handed down fewer decisions this past fiscal year but Chief Justice Bill Maupin said the justices handled more complex cases, a number of which involved election disputes.
11:13 a.m.
Airy classrooms aid learning, study says
Poor Air Quality
11:13 a.m.
Engler declines to sign casino compact
DETROIT -- Gov. John Engler said it "would be best for the state" to let the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians operate a casino in Allegan County, but declined Monday to sign a compact allowing ...
10:09 a.m.
Dow to end year down 17%
U.S. stocks were poised to end the year down substantially from 2001. Prices fell today after an industry report showed an unexpected drop in consumer confidence, raising concern an economic recovery will falter.
10:07 a.m.
Consumer confidence down
The New York-based Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index dropped to 80.3 from a revised 84.9 in November, when the index reversed a previous five-month-long downward trend. Analysts had expected a reading of 88.0 ...
10:06 a.m.
Significant layoffs likely at UAL
The airline, a unit of the UAL Corp., said in a recorded telephone message to employees that "significant layoffs are likely in the short run."
10:05 a.m.
Police, fire units are out to ensure safe celebration
Strip rules
9:56 a.m.
Giving a lesson
Bitter defeat earlier taught Cheyenne a lesson in managing tight situations late in games, and the Desert Shields became teachers in Monday night's Las Vegas Prep Championship title game.
9:54 a.m.
Obituaries for December 31, 2002
Mary K. Coslett, 80, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born May 10, 1922, in Ohio. A resident for five years, she was a retired legal secretary.
9:54 a.m.
Nursing homes await word on Medicaid proposal
CARSON CITY -- It will probably be spring before Gov. Kenny Guinn's administration decides whether to back a plan by the nursing home industry to raise its own taxes in order to draw more Medicaid ...
9:53 a.m.
Officers ID'd in killing of motorist
William Marks, who works with the gang unit, and Bryon Bunisky, who works in the northeast area of town, remain on paid administrative leave, according to department policy.
9:52 a.m.
Lottery chief aims to cut administrative costs
Brenda Rocklin also said Monday that she will stop other practices, such as holding staff meetings at the Portland home of Lee Moore, with Lottery funds paying for mileage and refreshments.
9:51 a.m.
Gambler arrested after infant found alone in room
Tandrin Grayer, 30, of Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on a charge of child desertion Saturday after she returned to her room at the Sheraton Hotel, said Cpl. Don Kelly, a spokesman for ...
9:51 a.m.
Decision delayed on California water use
The board of a California agricultural district was scheduled to meet this afternoon on an issue that affects the water supply for millions of consumers in California and Nevada.
9:49 a.m.
Sandoval sets up new staff
CARSON CITY -- Brian Sandoval, who takes over as attorney general on Jan. 6, has announced a shuffling of the staff at the attorney general's office and the return of some former deputies.
9:49 a.m.
Killer of parents gets life without parole
Mathew Frenn was sentenced on Monday to four consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: No sure bets as playoffs open in NFL
Twelve teams, 12 teams with problems.
9:33 a.m.
Plan of Attack
In Las Vegas, it's simply one the biggest nights of the year.
9:10 a.m.
Guest Where I Stand -- James Jobin: Racism rouses students
My peers and I were given the topic of "School Days" and asked to discuss various school-related issues, and what a discussion it was! We first began with the issue of drug testing for our ...
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Cheer up! It's only a delay, not a danger
It will also be helpful if inconvenienced travelers show some patience, keeping in mind the reasons for the new security procedures. They weren't established to invade anyone's privacy or make anyone late. They're in place ...
9:02 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: This news is bad to the clone
Las Vegas almost made it.
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Las Vegas not good at recycling
After inquiring, we were not allowed to purchase a recycling pushcart. Republic said it no longer has a vendor and couldn't even recommend where to get a cart!
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Responsibility rests squarely now with Bush
We will be taking copious notes and our party shall present a challenge in 2004 to the warmongering gang at the White House and all the puppets in the GOP-controlled Congress.
9:00 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
Community news briefs for December 31, 2002
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers hikes, walks and programs free of charge. To make required reservations or for more information on these or other programs, call 363-1922:
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: We care about you, now leave
The theory behind this growing program is that people should be enabled to move where the jobs are. A program at work in five California counties, appropriately named MOVE, provides low-income families with up to ...
8:55 a.m.
Plans for museum for Hispanic artists take a large step forward
5:41 a.m.
Pet owners can help save animals' lives
5:41 a.m.
Events in the Sacramento area
Nothing scheduled.
2:02 a.m.
New Nevada attorney general names top staffers
Since September 2001, Wilkinson has been acting chief of the office's civil division. Andrews left the attorney general's office two years ago to become deputy chief of the state Human Resources Department. Parker has been ...
1:05 a.m.

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