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Archive for January 7, 2002

City, investors at odds over land
North Las Vegas city officials and investors in a mortgage company's fraudulent scheme are deadlocked over what should happen with a half-built mobile home park.
11:17 a.m.
Local news briefs for January 7, 2002
The names of the two Metro Police officers who fired at a man they said drove a stolen vehicle toward them Friday night were released this morning. They are Officers Russel Smith and Chris Holmes.
11:11 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Lady Rebels rescue male counterparts
It saved the weekend from a UNLV basketball fan's perspective. And, perhaps, heralded a shift in our priorities.
11:09 a.m.
Southern Union says Southwest's claims thrown out
Southern Union Co. of Austin, Texas, a one-time suitor for Southwest Gas Corp. of Las Vegas, said today a federal judge has thrown out all charges made by the Las Vegas natural gas utility against ...
11:09 a.m.
UNLV providing info on good students
Despite federal guidelines preventing universities from releasing student grades, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas provides one credit company with a list of students based on their grades, university officials say.
11:06 a.m.
Fire station to open despite tax issue failure
Henderson city leaders said it couldn't be done.
11:05 a.m.
Former Control Board chairman hired
DuCharme will consult the Chicago-based slot machine manufacturer on gaming regulatory and compliance issues, as well as "strategic growth opportunities," the company said. Currently, DuCharme is an instructor for the Reno-based National Judicial College, and ...
11:04 a.m.
Delay denied in antitrust case
WASHINGTON -- Microsoft Corp. today lost its bid to delay hearings on antitrust remedies sought by the nine states that rejected a proposed settlement with the Bush administration and nine other states.
11:03 a.m.
Woman's neatness helps make murder case
Leticia Morfin could always count on her sister and best friend, Marysol "Mimi" Peres, to tease her relentlessly about her penchant for neatness.
11:01 a.m.
UNLV looking to solve Falcons' precision
WHAT: UNLV (7-5) at Air Force (6-6)
10:38 a.m.
Lady Rebels state their case with big win at Pit
UNLV's Lady Rebels had a national platform Sunday afternoon to make their case for a Top 25 national ranking. They made a very good argument.
10:31 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Two close finishes mark Eclipse races
On Monday, Feb. 18, trophies honoring the year's best in the sport of kings will be distributed at the 31st annual Eclipse Awards dinner at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Fla. Voting ...
10:30 a.m.
Tech briefs for January 7, 2002
NEW YORK -- In a continued attempt to reduce its costs, AT&T announced Friday that it planned to lay off 5,000 employees this year.
9:58 a.m.
Grades a basis for student info release
Despite federal guidelines preventing universities from releasing student grades, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas provides one credit company with a list of students based on their grades, university officials say.
9:56 a.m.
State rated low on education funding
An Education Week magazine study that ranks Nevada near the bottom in the country for education funding drives home the adage "you get what you pay for," a Clark County School District official says.
9:55 a.m.
Fire station to open despite dire predictions
Henderson city leaders said it couldn't be done.
9:54 a.m.
Sheet receipt key evidence in murder case
Leticia Morfin could always count on her sister and best friend, Marysol "Mimi" Peres, to tease her relentlessly about her penchant for neatness.
9:53 a.m.
State of County address will be toned down
State of City
9:49 a.m.
Lady Luck operator looking at timeshares
The owner of the Lady Luck hotel-casino is considering adding timeshare units to the struggling downtown Las Vegas property in an effort at boosting its fortunes.
9:46 a.m.
Gibbons to seek Supreme Court post
Young announced in November that he would not seek a fourth term when his term expires at the end of the year.
9:46 a.m.
Public officials face fines over disclosure forms
CARSON CITY -- Seventy-five elected and other public officials are facing fines ranging from $25 to $14,575 for failing to file their financial disclosure statements on time to the state Ethics Commission.
9:44 a.m.
Father wants custody laws changed
CARSON CITY -- A Las Vegas father who has lost his bid for joint custody over the past four years is turning to voters to help change child custody laws.
9:44 a.m.
Lawsuits for January 7, 2002
U'Ren, whom the company said filed a claim on Nov. 7 with the Labor Commissioner for the state of California for $55,425 in unpaid wages for work done between January and April, was accused of ...
9:44 a.m.
Home media products to debut at CES
Amid the latest in high-tech -- from wearable gadgetry to automobile accoutrements -- the loudest buzz at the 2002 International Consumer Electronics Show will likely center on entertainment devices for the living room.
9:42 a.m.
Good Guys closing one Vegas store
Spokesman Ken Cook said the closure, expected by the end of February, would affect about 35 employees in Las Vegas.
9:39 a.m.
Lawsuit claims dismissed
Southern Union and Southwest have been embroiled in litigation in Phoenix federal court for nearly two years over Southwest's failed efforts to find a merger partner in 1998 and 1999. Southern Union had made an ...
9:39 a.m.
Fate of LV stores not known
LOS ANGELES -- Chairman Michael Eisner is expressing disappointment with the poor performance of the Walt Disney Co. stock and acknowledging that the company's ABC TV network needs new programming to boost prime-time ratings.
9:38 a.m.
Indian casino plan involving Station advances
SACRAMENTO -- A California Indian tribe received the permission it needed Friday to construct a $100 million Nevada-style casino outside Sacramento, where it is expected to draw gamblers who now head for Reno.
9:35 a.m.
Obituaries for January 7, 2002
Joseph "Victor" Casimiro, 54, of Las Vegas died Dec. 31 in a local hospice. He was born April 12, 1947, in Portugal. A resident for 11 years, he was a retired manager of an automotive ...
9:35 a.m.
Shareholders OK takeover by CEO's company
BLACK HAWK, Colo. -- Shareholders of Black Hawk Gaming & Development Co. on Friday approved a planned takeover of the company by an enterprise controlled by Black Hawk's chief executive officer.
9:28 a.m.
Vegas casino operators win trademark cases
Sandra Rennert, president of Crown Promotions Inc. of Las Vegas, and Yelena Wright, owner of Capital Placement LLC of Salt Lake City, were ordered to return 11 domain names bearing the trademarks of Mandalay Resort ...
9:27 a.m.
Hepatitis A and B shots are mandated for new school kids
CARSON CITY -- All children entering public and private schools for the first time in the next school year will be required to be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B.
9:20 a.m.
Nevada officials brace for Abraham visit
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham for the first time today was to tour a proposed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. And Nevada officials were ready for him.
9:20 a.m.
9:01 a.m.
Paratransit's disabled riders face doubled fares
The Regional Transportation Commission has held several public meetings to gather comment on the proposed paratransit fare increase. Two more are scheduled:
8:51 a.m.
Letter: Term limits are back in vogue
Here is my idea on term limits. The president may serve only two terms of four years. No one should serve longer than the president. Let's limit senators to six years and House members to ...
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Blame Bush, not Clinton, for base closures
With the war in Afghanistan, it has been proven that the fighting men and women are well prepared. No weakness there.
8:48 a.m.
Libraries changing mission statement
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District board will consider a new mission statement that promotes a better response to the needs of a diverse community.
8:48 a.m.
Births for January 7, 2002
Nov. 29: A girl to Eileen Soheyly and Raul Vella. Dec. 15: A boy to Susan and Donald Melton. Dec. 18: A boy to Sonja and Daniel Guzman. Dec. 19: A boy to Maria Govea ...
8:45 a.m.
Hikes can be educational experience
To make reservations or for information call 363-1922. Some upcoming programs:
8:39 a.m.
Affordable housing programs receive $300,000 in grants
The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco will award more than $300,000 to two Nevada nonprofit organizations Tuesday to help develop affordable housing for senior citizens and families in Northern and Southern Nevada.
8:39 a.m.
Editorial: Don't mess with airline security
Magaw should be a shoo-in, but his nomination has hit a snag. The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Tom Harkin, is using a parliamentary maneuver to prevent the Senate from taking action on Magaw's ...
8:36 a.m.
Ridge cancels Test Site visit
A pressing schedule has forced Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge to cancel Wednesday's tour of the counter-terrorism facilities at the Nevada Test Site, a spokesman said today.
2:04 a.m.
Study: Most colleges out of reach for low-income students
Instead, the Silver State ranks among the 16 states with the least accessibility to a higher education - 43 percent of the state's public and private institutions are unaffordable for low-income students, according to the ...
1:57 a.m.

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