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Archive for February 28, 2002

Security checks may mean longer lines
Race fans, creeping through traffic at speeds of 5 mph, will meet a giant caution flag when they reach the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400.
11:19 a.m.
Reg strikes back
There is a steely determination in Reggie Theus' voice as he talks about his desire to be an NBA head coach one day.
11:18 a.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Hunters urged to act early
This is the best time of year to take care of outdoors-related business.
11:18 a.m.
Columnist Rusty Wallace: New faces may help secure win
We've got a different look this year on our No. 2 Miller Lite team with a new crew chief, Bill Wilburn, and three or four new crew guys. Right now, they're all jelling good and ...
11:15 a.m.
Support lacking in Yucca fight
A week after they were challenged to join in the fight against storing the nation's nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, many nongaming businesses in Southern Nevada say they aren't going to do so.
11:10 a.m.
Fallout over housing authority contract continues
The upstart public relations company awarded a profitable contract by the Las Vegas Housing Authority won the bid over more established, heavy-hitting firms, according to records obtained by the Sun.
11:09 a.m.
Call for more downtown bars, clubs creates a buzz
Las Vegas officials want to revitalize a rundown downtown neighborhood east of the Fremont Street Experience by bringing more taverns and nightclubs into the area.
11:08 a.m.
Third municipal judge sought
Henderson officials are expected consider a plan this spring that would put a third municipal court judge in the courthouse by July 2003, citing high caseloads that are expected to get worse.
11:05 a.m.
Mountain Spa looking to partner on luxury project
The Mountain Spa luxury home project in far Northwest Las Vegas -- stalled because of litigation, a failed hotel deal and the economic slowdown -- says a joint venture with a major home developer is ...
11:05 a.m.
DOE official tainted by bias, Berkley says
DOE Undersecretary Robert Card's former firms, CH2M Hill Corp. and Kaiser-Hill Corp., both have contracts with the department for radioactive waste cleanup projects in Colorado and Washington.
11:04 a.m.
News briefs for February 28, 2002
The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Wednesday sent a letter to President Bush expressing concern over transporting high-level nuclear waste from reactors across the country to Yucca Mountain.
11:04 a.m.
Planning commissioners OK ordinance on phone towers
North Las Vegas planning commissioners unanimously approved a new law regulating cell phone towers on Wednesday.
11:03 a.m.
Nuclear office reorganized
Under the realignment plan, the Nevada Operations Office will become two offices -- the Nevada Service Office and the Las Vegas Site Office.
11:03 a.m.
Developers settling lawsuit
Developers Raintree Associates Ltd. Partnership, Falcon Engineering Services and Falcon Construction Services agreed to pay $280,000 into a construction fund and $70,000 in restitution to eight condominium owners, the government said.
11:03 a.m.
Players card rollout about to begin
"When people know the value of the card, they will travel from one MGM MIRAGE property to another," Lanni said at a gaming investors conference in New York.
11:02 a.m.
Exchanges start options trading
The exchanges will allow traders to buy and sell "LEAPS," or long-term equity anticipation securities. These are options to purchase or sell stock, but have a longer term than other publicly traded stock options. Investors ...
11:02 a.m.
Debt secured by properties after downgrade
While MGM MIRAGE carried an investment grade rating, its senior debt was unsecured. But a "springing lien" agreement with the company's banks requires the company to "recollateralize," or use its assets as security for the ...
11:02 a.m.
Venetian gains some ground in lien case
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected the petition of the Venetian Casino Resort to remove Senior District Judge James Brennan and a special master from handling more than $300 million in construction ...
11:02 a.m.
Despite loss, Aladdin pleased with progress
Despite a loss in January, officials at the Aladdin hotel-casino say the bankrupt Strip property is continuing to operate ahead of expectations.
11:02 a.m.
Underwriting group urged for physicians in Nevada
CARSON CITY -- The 120 resident physicians in training at University Medical Center will lose their medical malpractice insurance in mid-March, bringing the emergency room to a standstill and impacting other portions of the hospital, ...
11:02 a.m.
Prosecutors won't charge officer in punching of cuffed suspect
Prosecutors Wednesday declined to file charges against a Metro Police officer seen on videotape punching a handcuffed suspect, claiming the officer's actions were not only not criminal, but also "lawful and appropriate."
11:02 a.m.
Herrera: Ruling in his favor was no surprise
Clark County Commission Chairman Dario Herrera said he was not surprised by a state ethics board's decision clearing him of wrongdoing in regard to a contentious Dec. 4 vote in support of an ordinance governing ...
11:02 a.m.
Wall war: City defends project that residents say has been bungled from the start
After calling for a wall they said would protect property values, residents in a West Las Vegas neighborhood say the $1.7 million cinder-block structure the city built is a disaster that actually detracts from the ...
11:02 a.m.
More charges filed against Mack
Graves on Wednesday amended his original complaint on behalf of the Las Vegas Ethics Commission to include a total of five criminal charges against Mack, alleged to have intentionally violated city code.
11:01 a.m.
Taxable sales in state fell in December
CARSON CITY -- The holiday shopping season wasn't so cheery for Nevada merchants, with taxable sales falling 4.5 percent in December compared to a year ago.
11:01 a.m.
Busch's parents keep watchful eye at home
Whenever Gaye and Tom Busch can't make it in person to see their oldest son, Kurt, race in the NASCAR Winston Cup series, they retreat to their respective spots at their Las Vegas home to ...
10:33 a.m.
Las Vegas area fishing report: Boaters land some stripers
There have been reports of Lake Mead boaters having good success for striped bass in the Overton Arm while there has been only limited success in recent days in the Boulder Basin.
10:33 a.m.
Busch looks to find winning stride
Kurt Busch has become so accustomed to winning throughout his racing career that he considers his rookie season in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series "terrible" because it didn't include a victory.
10:31 a.m.
Busch race attracts household names
When the green flag drops on the Sam's Town 300 NASCAR Busch Series race Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, there will be plenty of racing heritage -- as well as experience -- in the ...
10:29 a.m.
NASCAR Busch Series point standings
NASCAR Busch Series point standings
10:29 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Botha hopes to parlay Klitschko bout into big bucks
While acquiring his promoter's license in Nevada required Sterling McPherson to cut his managerial ties to former heavyweight champ Frans Botha, he still worked behind the scenes to get the South African a fight with ...
10:28 a.m.
NASCAR drivers, sign in please
You just picked up the newest memorabilia of your favorite NASCAR driver. Now you want to get it autographed.
10:27 a.m.
NASCAR appearances during Race week
Various drivers -- 3:30-8 p.m., NASCAR drivers auction, Sam's Town hotel-casino, 5111 Boulder Hwy. Scheduled to appear: Robby Gordon, Brett Bodine, Jeff Green, Stacy Compton, Shawna Robinson, Jason Keller, Hank Parker Jr., Scott Riggs, David ...
10:27 a.m.
UNLV teams fare well in MWC Championships
The men's team holds second place with 93 points, while the women's team sits in fifth with 80 points.
10:25 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Bernstein returns to scene of first 300 mph run
Kenny Bernstein admitted he would be feeling a little nostalgic when the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series heads to Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway in two weeks for the Mac Tools Gatornationals.
10:24 a.m.
Names in the game: Linda Frohlich
Frohlich, a Kodak All-America candidate, currently leads the Mountain West Conference averaging a double-double with a team-high 22.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. She is the league's two-time defending player of the year and ...
10:23 a.m.
Bucks stop here
Geoffrey Bodine finished third in the Daytona 500 but didn't race last weekend and won't be racing in Sunday's UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
10:22 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: NASCAR's contraction faction
Save for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s pinstripe fire suit and paint job that commemorated the baseball All-Star Game last July, NASCAR and the National Pastime wouldn't appear to have much in common. Which probably explains why ...
10:22 a.m.
Rebel seniors not ready for sendoff
Five seniors are approaching their final few home games in a UNLV basketball uniform, but they don't care to reminisce about past glories. They're hoping their finest hour is still to come.
10:21 a.m.
Developers settling suit
Developers Raintree Associates Ltd. Partnership, Falcon Engineering Services and Falcon Construction Services agreed to pay $280,000 into a construction fund and $70,000 in restitution to eight condominium owners, the government said.
9:55 a.m.
Special prosecutor quizzes Mosley in ethics hearing
District Judge Donald Mosley, after being questioned by a special prosecutor for more than an hour Wednesday, was scheduled today to respond to allegations of ethics violations.
9:51 a.m.
Citibank settles with Nevada, others over telemarketing
MILWAUKEE -- Citibank, the nation's largest credit-card issuer, has agreed to pay $1.6 million as part of a settlement with 27 states over the way telemarketing firms sell products and services to the banking company's ...
9:48 a.m.
Firm opens LV terminal
The company will open with four employees and expects to add more later. It would not reveal its investment in Las Vegas.
9:48 a.m.
New board member named
Alexander formerly served as a managing director of UBS Warburg, and headed the construction and furnishing group of its corporate finance department. Previously, she served as a securities analyst covering the housing industry.
9:47 a.m.
Another loss forecast
AMR lost $798 million in the fourth quarter of 2001. The company said it couldn't provide a better estimate of the 2002 losses as business remains weak.
9:46 a.m.
Taxable value for Primm mall owners lowered $3.9 million
County assessors had set the value at about $55 million, but shopping center representatives argued they had only paid $45 million for the property in 2000 and on Wednesday presented the necessary documents to prove ...
9:45 a.m.
Equal rights laws under review
Rights meeting
9:43 a.m.
Atlantic City casinos move forward with expansions
ATLANTIC CITY -- With gamblers returning to the slot machines and capital markets stabilizing, Atlantic City casinos are forging ahead with expansions, some of which were postponed in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist ...
9:18 a.m.
Las Vegas staff sergeant selected Guard NCO of Year
Staff Sgt. Steven Golladay of the Det 5 Medical Unit was named Nevada Army National Guard's non-commissioned officer of the year during ceremonies at Nellis Air Force Base on Saturday.
9:16 a.m.
Obituaries for February 28, 2002
Janet Altchek, 76, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1925, in New York City. A resident for four years, she was a nurse.
9:15 a.m.
Community briefs for February 28, 2002
More than 55 local students will compete Saturday in the Southern Nevada Regional Student Model Bridge Building Contest at the Thomas T. Beam Engineering Complex on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. The students ...
9:15 a.m.
Letter: Yucca Mountain bad security risk
Using past waste-shipment history, as homeland security director Tom Ridge did, to predict waste shipments to Yucca Mountain is not valid: Those shipments came from 106 facilities going to 72 storage areas using secret, random ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Good riddance to 2002 Olympics
All this was predictable a few years ago when Utah was chosen as the 2002 site for this event.
8:57 a.m.
Letter: How to conserve in face of rising electricity rates
Use candles religiously throughout your home. Either you've become a monk or you just received your latest utility bill.
8:56 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: For readers and writers
One paragraph suggests some questions a reporter assigned to cover military affairs during time of war should answer: Are you ready to participate in this war? Are you prepared, physically and mentally, to make the ...
8:56 a.m.
Editorial: Propaganda office gets a fond farewell
Despite Rumsfeld's assurances, the controversy regarding the Pentagon office with the ominous title -- Office of Strategic Influence -- continued into this week. President Bush also let it be known publicly that he was upset ...
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Neighbors, yes; roller coaster, no
As the decades passed so too did the neighborhoods, until middle-class professionals and retirees, beginning about 1990, recognized their potential. They found the old homes and mature vegetation a welcome respite from the monotony of ...
8:55 a.m.
Mature in motherhood
For Lori Itson, being an older mom gives her an edge.
8:36 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Choices for best of century prove debatable
My five all-time favorite films were "Citizen Kane," "The Producers," "Casablanca," "The Informer" and the original "Stagecoach" ... Comedian, trumpeter and good friend for 40 years, Peter Anthony agreed with "Citizen Kane" and "Casablanca" but ...
8:23 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Trend is a pain in the neck
In a recent front page story WSJ asks: "With Life So Tough Must Clothing Labels Be a Pain in the Neck?"
8:22 a.m.
Attorney general opposes casino, supporters pitch project
Vinton Mayor David Riggins said the six-member delegation believes that the Jena Choctaw project will benefit the entire southwestern Louisiana region, already a heavily competitive gambling market.
4:32 a.m.
Floyd: 'He's going to get it'
With a perfect record, a world championship and a widespread belief that he may be the finest fighter in the world, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has earned the right to come across as brash.
1:20 a.m.

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