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Archive for January 3, 2002

Senior Rx program may start waiting list
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn's program for free prescription drug insurance coverage for low-income senior residents may be a victim of its own success.
11:37 a.m.
News briefs for January 3, 2002
A woman waiting for a bus was killed this morning when a driver lost control of her sport-utility vehicle on rain-slicked streets at Eastern Avenue and Warm Springs Road.
11:37 a.m.
Hoffa blocks Teamsters organizing of LV dealers
More than 100 casino dealers gathered in the hall of Teamsters Union Local 995 Wednesday night, expecting the launch of an organizing campaign under the Teamsters flag.
11:19 a.m.
Vegas home building hit record
Neither national recession nor catastrophic terrorist assaults kept Las Vegas home builders from posting a record year for home closings in 2001.
11:19 a.m.
LV bank industry matured in 2001
Fueled by a steady stream of incoming residents and accompanying growth in the number of local businesses, bankers have benefited from the Las Vegas Valley's booming economy for more than a decade.
11:19 a.m.
Developers explain plans for Strip, Harmon properties
The developers acquiring two Lakes Gaming Inc. properties on the Las Vegas Strip for $31.8 million said they plan to develop a mixed-use project that could potentially include retail, a boutique hotel and a high-rise ...
11:19 a.m.
Pro-Reno story irks Las Vegas
Source: Nevada Department of Employment
11:19 a.m.
Energy year capped with rate hike request
The 21-percent increase, proposed on Dec. 1, would be spread over three years and is the subject of regulatory hearings beginning this month.
11:17 a.m.
Commercial real estate looks better in 2002
The local commercial real estate market slowed noticeably in 2001 as a national recession set in earlier in the year and September's terrorist attacks hurt the resort industry.
11:17 a.m.
Tax breaks awarded to expanding LV firms
The largest break, for nearly $384,000, was awarded to HSS Systems LLC. The company's office will service patient accounts for hospital operator HCA-The Healthcare Co.
11:17 a.m.
Car dealer's resolve may pay off -- for Mack
A new application from East Coast car dealer John Staluppi Jr. to open a Nissan dealership in northwest Las Vegas could render moot the ethics complaints and a lawsuit lodged last year against Las Vegas ...
11:14 a.m.
Park Place to offer multi-casino card
Park Place Entertainment Corp. of Las Vegas is the latest company to introduce a multi-casino players' card, announcing this morning it would launch such a system in Las Vegas on Jan. 8.
10:44 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: BCS isn't coming up all Roses
PASADENA, Calif. -- This is going to take a little getting used to.
10:44 a.m.
Rose Bowl Notebook: Nebraska not used to playing role of 'dog in sports books
PASADENA, Calif. -- When fourth-ranked Nebraska takes the field at the Rose Bowl for tonight's national championship game against No. 1 and unbeaten Miami, the Cornhuskers will find themselves in an unfamiliar position -- underdogs.
10:41 a.m.
Nebraska brings in sea of red
PASADENA, Calif. -- There will be a whole lot of red in the stands for the 88th Rose Bowl game tonight thanks to fourth-ranked Nebraska, which could have as many as 70,000 fans on hand ...
10:40 a.m.
Olson feeling tougher than ever at age 33
Several years ago he was one of the most popular fighters in Las Vegas, a pleasant man with a big heart who consistently thrilled audiences with his all-out approach.
10:39 a.m.
Mountain West Conference Capsules
As UNLV prepares for its Mountain West opener Saturday against Wyoming, here is a breakdown of the eight MWC teams in order of predicted finish in the preseason poll:
10:17 a.m.
Rebels hoping to get jump on foes
The Rebels have moved beyond whining about their schedule. Now they're working a more constructive angle -- how to make the best of the situation.
10:12 a.m.
Lady Rebels roll to 7th straight victory
From the moment Texas A&M-Corpus Christi conceded the opening tip to UNLV by having 5-foot-7 guard ShaKayla Hawkins watch as the Lady Rebels' 6-foot-6 center Petra Glaser easily gave UNLV control of the ball, it ...
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: LV's Phillips seems like forgotten man at 140
Junior welterweights have the national stage this weekend, with Diobelys Hurtado taking on Ricky Quiles in Miami on Friday and James Leija meeting Mickey Ward the following night in San Antonio. Those two nationally televised ...
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Waders become a big hit on Christmas morning
As parents, we hope our children will hold dear those same values we do. We hope they will love the outdoors and outdoor pursuits as much as we do.
10:10 a.m.
N.M. racing track expanding casino
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. -- Sunland Park general manager Harold Payne has a nice problem in today's shaky economic landscape -- figuring out how much more money the track's expanded casino will bring in.
10:06 a.m.
Palms promotion clarified
General Manager Jim Hughes said the disclaimers will clarify the qualifications for the resort's January "2 for 1 Royal Flush" promotion.
10:05 a.m.
Contract blacklisting rule repealed
Business groups praised the move, contending the regulation went too far and unfairly blacklisted companies with minor infractions or that had not been proved guilty.
10:03 a.m.
Company launching multi-property slot card
"Park Place Connection" will initially cover Caesars Palace, Bally's Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Paris Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Hilton. In its first phase, players will be able to earn points for play ...
10:03 a.m.
Prep girls basketball standings
9:53 a.m.
Prep boys basketball standings
9:52 a.m.
Retailer's stock plunges
The analyst, Wayne Hood of Prudential Securities, slashed his per-share earnings estimate for the fourth quarter by more than 50 percent, predicted a loss for the year and urged investors to sell. At the same ...
9:42 a.m.
Supreme Court rules against sex offender
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld a state prison regulation that makes it tougher for those convicted of sex crimes to be eventually released from prison.
9:39 a.m.
Political notebook: Assemblyman will move to new district
Assemblyman Bob Price is house hunting so he can move back into the district he has represented since 1974.
9:39 a.m.
UMC will use security bracelets
Babies born at University Medical Center will soon be wearing new security bracelets designed to prevent infant abductions.
9:38 a.m.
County briefs for January 3, 2002
Godwin, who graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, has been the top building official in Fort Worth, Texas, for the past six years.
9:37 a.m.
Pedestrian may have hit car's windshield
A woman who told police that someone hit her windshield with a rock may have actually hit a pedestrian who was killed as she attempted to cross Charleston Boulevard Tuesday night.
9:36 a.m.
Man sues police, hotel-casino
A Las Vegas man who claims he was handcuffed and beaten at a downtown hotel-casino has filed a 24-page federal lawsuit against Metro Police, two officers and the hotel-casino.
9:36 a.m.
City, county agree on land use plan for northwest LV
Months of work, rancorous political debate and cross-government dueling have produced what some predicted would never happen: A new pact governing the future of development in the Las Vegas Valley's northwest.
9:36 a.m.
Airport to scan workers' fingerprints
Airport workers who move through security areas will soon participate in a cutting-edge technology called "biometrics."
9:35 a.m.
Seniors may have to go on drug waiting list
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn's program for free prescription drug insurance coverage for low-income senior residents may be a victim of its own success.
9:35 a.m.
Extra effort: Disabled girl defies odds to pursue goals
Heidi Foley likes to escape a bad day by imagining a herd of wild horses running just beyond the field near an old house on a hot summer day.
9:34 a.m.
Fired officer sues drug store chain, pharmacist
A North Las Vegas police officer who lost her job after a Walgreens pharmacist turned her in as a suspected drug addict filed a lawsuit against the chain and the pharmacist.
9:34 a.m.
LV council still exploring online gaming venture
Most Las Vegas City Council members think Internet gaming could provide local taxpayers someday with a property tax refund from the city of Las Vegas.
8:57 a.m.
City briefs for January 3, 2002
The city of Las Vegas has postponed for 30 days an application to the federal government for temporary ownership of the historic downtown post office.
8:56 a.m.
LV woman who dies in blaze believed to be smoking in bed
A 50-year-old Las Vegas woman killed in an apartment fire that officials say was started by her smoking in bed was identified today as Dayle Dearkland, the Clark County Coroner's office said.
8:55 a.m.
Lawyer accused in wife's death gets stay
The Nevada Supreme Court on Wednesday delayed the trial of a Las Vegas attorney accused of killing his wife, giving the attorneys time to argue whether the prosecution can evaluate the man's mental state at ...
8:54 a.m.
Nye County couple faces second trial
A former Nye County public administrator and his wife will face a second trial on charges that they stole from several estates they oversaw, prosecutors said.
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Other nations supporting U.S.
The United States has captured key cities ruled by the Taliban forces in Afghanistan, and it has demolished the Taliban's military sites, equipment and strategic points of operation.
8:43 a.m.
Letter: Our response to terror changed
The problem is not lack of money, it is other things like the FBI wasting time on local crimes that have been federalized that could be dealt with by local police.
8:43 a.m.
Letter: Mass transit scheme needs to be rethought
Now they want to increase the fares for the paratransit riders -- the disabled! No doubt added funds are needed. How about considering more riders?
8:42 a.m.
Editorial: Government looks in wrong direction
Stranded carts can be an eyesore, but we think local governments are misdirecting their aim. Government should be dealing with the people who are responsible for taking the shopping carts, not the retail stores. Shopping ...
8:42 a.m.
Editorial: Difficult decisions await U.S.
India was angered over a terrorist attack on Dec. 13 against its Parliament that killed nine of its citizens. India said that the attack was carried out by two militant groups based in Pakistan that ...
8:41 a.m.
News to them: Las Vegas psychics unlock information gate to 2002
To appease those speed demons who just can't wait, the Sun has interviewed a number of professional psychics. Their prognostications, in effect, might give us the news before it happens and you can't get much ...
8:38 a.m.
Guest columnist Timothy Williams: 75 brilliant opinions
IMAGINE YOURSELF in a room with 75 students and 75 opinions. This is no normal forensics meeting after school, or a debate during class, but instead you are in a room listening to the most ...
8:22 a.m.
Community briefs for January 3, 2001
Career Fair Group is holding Las Vegas Career Fair for all levels of positions on Jan. 8.
8:21 a.m.
Zamora takes job with city
Vincent Zamora, who most recently worked as human resources director for Sierra Insurance Group, will begin his new job Feb. 4.
8:21 a.m.
Lied shelter places more than 900 pets over holidays
The shelter had hoped to place 1,000 animals in homes from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day with its "Thousand Miracles for the Holidays," but were happy with the response from the community.
8:20 a.m.
Obituaries for January 3, 2002
Lorine Buckhaulter, 69, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local care center. She was born Nov. 8, 1932, in Saline, La. A resident for 14 years, she was a homemaker.
8:20 a.m.
Valley grad predicts Honduras weather
Dax Davis, Valley High School class of 1989, observed the holidays this year as an Air Force weather forecaster deployed to Central America with Joint Task Force Bravo.
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: A look back at patriotism
Comes now an old-fashioned gal who believes in saluting the flag and thinks we are missing a fundamental principle here.
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Suggestions in order for the new year
Anderson is entertaining in the exclusive Stirling Club at Turnberry Place but could be "lost" there ... I've long advocated building identification; having certain artists, main room and lounge, exclusive with hotels, just as Wayne ...
8:18 a.m.
NCAA ski poll
1. Denver (5) 77
6:10 a.m.
Prep wrestling standings
1:45 a.m.
Prep girls soccer standings
1:45 a.m.
Another storm, more road controls
Moisture that was expected to accompany the storm didn't materialize and an earlier warning for the mountains was reduced to a snow advisory. The 12-18 inches forecast initially was reduced to 4-6 inches over the ...
1:27 a.m.

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