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Archive for February 15, 2002

License to love
Giddy couples sign off on Valentine's Day matrimony in Vegas
7:53 p.m.
AG sues on campaign violations
CARSON CITY -- Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa has filed eight additional suits against political candidates, including five from Clark County, who failed to file their campaign expense and contribution reports or submitted them ...
11:12 a.m.
Diamond Resorts plans Strip timeshare project
Timeshare developer Diamond Resorts International announced plans Thursday to build a 30-story, $240 million themed timeshare resort on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.
11:12 a.m.
Bush to OK Yucca
WASHINGTON -- President Bush was expected today to approve Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham's strongly worded recommendation that a national nuclear waste dump be constructed at Yucca Mountain.
11:09 a.m.
Telemarketers fire back at proposed Fed restrictions
She depends on the call center industry for her livelihood.
11:07 a.m.
Executive: Icahn may look at takeovers
If Las Vegas casinos continue to struggle into 2002, financier Carl Icahn could emerge as a potential buyer, one of Icahn's top Las Vegas executives said Thursday.
11:07 a.m.
Board: File charges against Mack
After long being criticized for its ineffectiveness, the Las Vegas Ethics Review Board wielded its power Thursday by taking the unprecedented step of recommending criminal charges be filed against City Councilman Michael Mack.
11:07 a.m.
Station buys into Internet gaming venture
Station Casinos Inc. of Las Vegas today announced it plans to team up with casino developer Sol Kerzner of South Africa in the Internet gambling business.
11:07 a.m.
Sununu 'very impressed' with work done at Yucca
Former White House chief of staff John Sununu said Thursday he was "very impressed" with work being done at Yucca Mountain and was pleased that Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham recommended the site as the nation's ...
11:06 a.m.
RTC head: Gridlock likely if funding isn't found
The already congested streets of Las Vegas will face nearly total gridlock by 2025 unless officials find more money for roadwork, the head of the Regional Transportation Commission warned Thursday.
11:06 a.m.
National Airlines eyeing $70 million loan
Bankrupt National Airlines, which received another delay Thursday in its reorganization plan approval in court, will apply for a $70 million government-backed loan next week.
11:06 a.m.
Nevadans line up for chance to win long-shot jackpot
Maybe it's because the hills of California -- like those in Nevada -- are still winter brown.
11:06 a.m.
Balancing schools budget could up class size
Superintendent Carlos Garcia said cutting $74 million in two years from the Clark County School District's budget felt like "we ran out of checks in our checkbook."
11:06 a.m.
Bankrupt Carpet Barn to sell Vegas operations
Las Vegas-based Nations Flooring Inc. and its subsidiary Carpet Barn, which each filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York in December, said they are seeking court approval to sell Carpet Barn's Las Vegas ...
11:06 a.m.
Las Vegas looks like the team to beat in state wrestling event
His squad may not be favored, but Palo Verde wrestling coach Kris Davis has at least one good reason to believe his Panthers can capture the state title this weekend.
10:16 a.m.
Rebels face tough test in Fullerton
Historically, the Cal State Fullerton baseball team has dominated UNLV.
10:16 a.m.
Rebels will look to neutralize Wyoming's heft in Laramie
WHAT: UNLV (14-8, 5-4) at Wyoming (16-5, 7-1)
10:11 a.m.
Paratransit program faces change
Cuts to the local federally mandated mass transit program for people with disabilities could come in May.
10:09 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Marcis encouraged by strong showing
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- After the way his car ran in Thursday's second Twin 125 qualifying race, Dave Marcis admitted to having second thoughts about retiring.
10:08 a.m.
Letter: U.S. must tackle high costs of war
In 1997 an Iraqi jet hit the USS Stark with an Exocet missile and killed 37 sailors. Saddam Hussein said it was an accident. We accepted his apology. In early 1998 two American embassies were ...
10:05 a.m.
Letter: Nevadans are bombarded by new expenses
Politicians are out of touch with reality. If they would have to run a casino the first thing they would do is charge a quarter for the use of a urinal and put dollar slots ...
10:05 a.m.
Editorial: Task force has crucial job ahead
The specific mission of the task force will be to determine whether victims could be better served and perpetrators better prosecuted in a court, under the umbrella of Family Court, that hears nothing but domestic ...
10:04 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: A cheap political show
THE LATE NEVADA U.S. SEN. Alan Bible was always a gentleman when conducting a hearing. No cheap shots or grandstanding was done when he was in charge. He never joined in the fun and games ...
10:02 a.m.
Police: Self-defense probable cause in killing
Mark A. Frazer, 33, of Las Vegas, went to his estranged wife's home in the 4200 block of South Valley View Boulevard near Flamingo Road about 7:30 p.m. and started arguing with her, police said.
10:02 a.m.
Reputed mobster barred from New Jersey casinos
The Casino Control Commission voted to put George V. Remini of Staten Island on its excluded list. Federal and state law enforcement officials said Remini is a capo in the Gambino crime family and has ...
10:01 a.m.
Slot maker subject of takeover speculation
National Amusements, the holding company for Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Sumner Redstone and owner of 30 percent of WMS shares, has continued to buy WMS stock on the open market and some analysts think it ...
10:01 a.m.
Compromise reached in CCSD health fund dispute
Facing $34,000 in unpaid medical bills after the collapse of her union's health fund, Clark County School District custodian Jackie Baffa turned to the only person she could -- her 17-year-old daughter.
10:00 a.m.
Review: Washington almost carries 'John Q.'
It's been said a thousand times by critics more experienced than I, but I'll say it again anyway: Denzel Washington is one of the best actors working today. He can convince you of anything in ...
10:00 a.m.
Review: 'Hart's War' fights the good fight
No one in "Hart's War" is who they seem to be at first blush. Evil characters perform good deeds, and so-called good characters go bad; by the end of this World War II courtroom drama, ...
9:57 a.m.
College tournament results
College tournament results
9:57 a.m.
Grocer closes one Vegas store, opens another
Miguel Gutierrez, Albertson's spokesman, said the company also opened a store recently at 8410 Farm Road in Northwest Las Vegas.
9:56 a.m.
Vegas concrete, gravel operation to be sold
RMI will pay $4 million in cash and assume debt and leasehold obligations of $8 million. In connection with the transaction, MVCO will retire 560,100 shares of its common stock held by two stockholders.
9:56 a.m.
Review: 'Crossroads' not big enough for Spears
Britney Spears' big-screen debut begins as Dame Judi Dench's should have -- with the singer/icon/world-class virgin dancing around in her bra and panties and singing along with Madonna's "Open Your Heart."
9:56 a.m.
Daytona Twin 125s results
First Race
9:54 a.m.
Daytona 500 lineup
2. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 185.770.
9:54 a.m.
Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham ponders artform's history
When: 9 p.m., through Sunday.
9:53 a.m.
Busch race lineup
1. (87) Joe Nemechek, Pontiac, 186.254 mph.
9:52 a.m.
Williams discusses his art
Williams will appear from 7-9 p.m. to discuss the special exhibit, on display through March 30.
9:52 a.m.
Prep playoffs schedule, results
Boys Basketball
9:51 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Robinson's storied trek winds through Vegas
Jerome Robinson sings the blues and tells great stories.
9:51 a.m.
Third Eye Blind guitarist is a true visionary
Tony Fredianelli has made many decisions about the direction of his musical career throughout his 33 years.
9:50 a.m.
UNLV in 13th place at Hawaii tournament
The Rebels rebounded from a nine-over par effort in the first round behind some improved play from the back of the lineup. Freshman Ryan Moore found his game after carding an opening-round 76, shooting a ...
9:50 a.m.
Green Valley teams capture state titles
The Gator boys defeated Durango 5-2, outscoring the Trailblazers 2,979-2,699 in total pins. Kyle Wilke led the way, posting a high game of 259 and a high series of 680.
9:49 a.m.
DVD review: Eddie Murphy MIA from 'Beverly Hills Cop'
There are two sequences of establishing shots in the 1984 action-comedy "Beverly Hills Cop." The first series, which plays under the credits, is a group of static shots of real Detroiters, which director Martin Brest ...
9:49 a.m.
LV's Busch to start in 15th position
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Kurt Busch was more relieved than excited after his seventh-place finish Thursday in his 125-mile qualifying race for the Daytona 500.
9:48 a.m.
Lady Rebels pull off an ambush
No Linda Frohlich.
9:48 a.m.
Utah Shakespearean Festival brings Bard to area students
The Bard is back.
9:48 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Let Nigeria win bid on Tyson fight
The daily ritual of charting which cities and which states are flirting with the issue of hosting the Mike Tyson vs. Lennox Lewis fight has gotten to be very tiresome.
9:47 a.m.
Waltrip, Gordon take Twin 125s
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Historically, it has been easy to predict what the racing will be like in the Daytona 500 by watching the two qualifying races on Thursday.
9:46 a.m.
SamulNori dance troupe celebrates Korean culture at UNLV
When: 8 p.m. today.
9:46 a.m.
Col. William Morales, author of "41st Alabama Regiment CSA: A Narrative History," will discuss and sign copies of the book at 10 a.m. Saturday at Enterprise Library, 25 E. Shelbourne Ave. Call 507-3760.
9:45 a.m.
Some scientists, environmentalists say decision premature
Some scientists and environmentalists criticized Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham's decision to recommend Yucca Mountain, saying the decision is premature, because not all of the scientific facts are available.
9:45 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Food, music earn high marks at Santa Fe
When Memphis Championship Barbecue founder Mike Mills added a blues lounge to his third local restaurant, at Santa Fe Station, 4949 N. Rancho Drive, he added a new dimension to local barbecue.
9:43 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Welcoming songstress Warwick back to town
Dionne Warwick, too long away, appears through Sunday in the performer- and audience-friendly Orleans showroom ... A re-released version of "What the World Needs Now," joined by rappers Ray J. Terese, Coolio, Bobby Brown and ...
9:42 a.m.
Sharpton group plans protest at MGM
The Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network, along with area religious leaders and the Black Panthers, will protest on the Strip in front of the MGM Grand Saturday evening in an effort to ...
9:42 a.m.
Parents fail to alter course for their elementary school
More than 100 Hispanic parents and their children left a School Board meeting Thursday confused and disappointed after the board voted to proceed with plans to convert Bracken Elementary School into a magnet school specializing ...
9:41 a.m.
DA looks into claim of beating
Metro Police officers this morning were scheduled to meet with a group of prosecutors to discuss the possibility of filing charges against an officer accused of hitting a man who was handcuffed.
9:41 a.m.
NLV seeks new site for school
North Las Vegas city officials, who oppose plans by the Clark County School District to build a middle school on prime commercial land in the city's redevelopment area, said they will search for an alternative ...
9:40 a.m.
Political notebook: Tragedy haunts death penalty foe
Debate over the death penalty always seems to draw the most emotional responses, whether from victims' advocates or the religious community.
9:40 a.m.
Knight gives it her all in Flamingo show
Gladys Knight, assisted by her big brother, "Bubba," once a Pip, delivered a tour-de-force 90 minutes in the Flamingo Las Vegas showroom, with every one of the 750 seats occupied at the show caught on ...
9:40 a.m.
GOP calls for candidate pay cut
Nevada Republican Chairman Bob Seale criticized county officials for moving Lamuraglia into a new role that has a $92,148 top salary but allowing him to keep his $116,080 lobbying salary.
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Old news is good news to torchbearer
It's been a week since the torchbearers carried the Olympic flame into the 2002 Winter Games arena in Salt Lake City.
9:34 a.m.
License to love
Lovebirds flocked to Las Vegas this week in an annual romantic migration.
9:33 a.m.
Court briefs for February 15, 2002
A group of prosecutors who must decide if boxer Mike Tyson should be charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a former girlfriend are expected to meet early next week.
9:31 a.m.
Judge: Open child-abuse hearings
CARSON CITY -- Nevada law requiring closed court hearings in cases of abused and neglected children should be repealed, a Clark County Family Court judge says.
9:31 a.m.
Charo sends Bush video message
"I admire all the job you're doing about the terrorists," Charo told the president in a video message she recorded Thursday at Las Vegas City Hall. "But leave nuclear waste where it is. Everybody in ...
9:29 a.m.
National title in the bag for new mom
If Darien Marshall had been born on Valentine's Day, when he was due, Dawn Marshall might never have had her moment of glory.
9:28 a.m.
Man accused in attack on officer, police dog makes deal
A man accused of attacking a police officer with a cutting board and stabbing a police dog has entered a plea agreement.
9:27 a.m.
Residential development gets preliminary approval
But the developer said conditions placed on that approval -- reducing the allowed apartment units by 280 -- would not leave him enough profit to complete a major roadway and ease traffic for nearby neighborhoods.
9:17 a.m.
Community news briefs for February 15, 2002
The Southern Nevada Water Authority and the International House of Blues Foundation invite artists of all ages and skill levels to participate in the "Water Smart Art" event at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wasden Elementary ...
9:16 a.m.
F-16 simulators help give a lift to local students' patriotism
Palo Verde High School students understand deeply the meaning of patriotism since Sept. 11.
9:15 a.m.
Holiday closings
Holiday closings
9:15 a.m.
Child-care center expected to make mothers' job-training program easier
CARSON CITY -- Mothers receiving public assistance who are required to undergo job training will now be able to bring their children along in Las Vegas.
9:15 a.m.
Obituaries for February 15, 2002
Fred A. "Rusty" Bader, 64, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospital. He was born May 10, 1937, in Tacoma, Wash. A resident for five years, he was a construction manager, an Air ...
9:13 a.m.
Local news briefs for February 15, 2002
A yearlong argument over paying for work on the Las Vegas Beltway should be over next month, the head of the Regional Transportation Commission said Thursday.
9:12 a.m.
Nevada university system loses $300,000 in Enron
Nevada's university system lost more than $300,000 of investment money becaus of the collapse of Enron Corp.
9:11 a.m.
Union, casinos near key contract talks
5:08 a.m.
Bush OKs Yucca for nuke waste dump
President Bush approved Friday Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham's strongly worded recommendation that a national nuclear waste dump be constructed at Yucca Mountain.
4:56 a.m.
Editorial: So much for all the promises
Just as Bush started to leave following his speech at Lake Tahoe, a reporter asked him about a proposed nuclear waste dump at Nevada's Yucca Mountain, an issue he didn't touch on in his remarks. ...
4:55 a.m.
Editorial: Mack's ethics case has lesson for all
The Ethics Review Board didn't buy Mack's story that he had become so distracted with other matters, such as running for election, that he mistakenly thought the loan had been repaid. The board found that ...
4:55 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Mack's credibility is cooked
The city Ethics Review board, in a series of unanimous votes, clearly believed Mack knew he was wrong when he accepted a loan from a city supplicant and then voted on an item that directly ...
4:54 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Let's defy the odds
On Thursday Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham recommended to the White House that the nation's nuclear garbage be buried in Yucca Mountain. At issue for President George W. Bush was whether he would keep his promise ...
4:54 a.m.
Play focuses on plight of mentally challenged
Four mentally challenged men sharing a group home face unique challenges and comedic experiences in Tom Griffin's play "The Boys Next Door," which is being performed Thursday through Sunday at the Lorna J. Kesterson Valley ...
4:37 a.m.
Kids learn early how to work the system
4:36 a.m.
Smooth Rydell
4:36 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A singular approach to dating
Local single professionals say, "Plthbbbth."
4:36 a.m.
Letter: Students won't get more sleep
The trouble is no matter how we shift the hands of the clock (daylight savings versus standard time), it still takes 24 hours for one revolution of the earth about its axis! Most of the ...
4:36 a.m.
Letter: Keep the nuke poison where it was created
More handling and transportation of nuclear waste increases the chances of an accident, either here in Nevada or somewhere along the heavily populated routes the waste must travel. Minimize the chances by minimizing the handling. ...
4:36 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: A tale of two mountains -- Yucca and Wasatch
That was the key message emerging last week from anti-Yucca Mountain forces in the nation's capital.
4:36 a.m.
Guest columnist Walt Higgins: Is Nevada Power's rate hike justified?
However, what has been disheartening throughout the last few months is that our critics continue to portray evidence that we mismanaged our power purchases or speculated in the wholesale power markets. We do not speculate. ...
4:36 a.m.
Guest columnist Timothy Hay: Is Nevada Power's rate hike justified?
Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa, my office and the majority of other participants in the rate case before the Public Utilities Commission will take a different approach. We believe that no ratepayer, whether the ...
4:36 a.m.
In LV, China Town is a place to fit in
4:35 a.m.
Slam opener delayed; Theus may be coach
The Las Vegas Slam basketball team which last week joined ABA 2000 has postponed its home opener to Feb. 26.
2:08 a.m.
Editorial: Skating's judging tarnishes the Games
Any sport that relies on judges to determine the winners -- whether it's figure skating in the Winter Olympics or gymnastics in the Summer Olympics -- will result in controversy because of subjectivity and politics. ...
2:05 a.m.
Bush OKs Yucca Mountain waste site
WASHINGTON -- President Bush today approved Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham's strongly worded recommendation that a national nuclear waste dump be constructed at Yucca Mountain.
1:47 a.m.

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