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Archive for January 10, 2002

Energy Secretary recommends Nevada for nuclear waste dump
Abraham said about 11 a.m. that he will recommend to President Bush that Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, is a suitable place to bury nuclear waste.
12:57 p.m.
12:23 p.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: LVMS to charge admission for The Strip tests
Drag racing fans will have to pay for the opportunity to watch NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series professional and sportsman teams test at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway next month.
11:48 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Don't blame casinos for tiny crowds
Befitting a team with a 13-1 record on the cusp of a national ranking, the UNLV Lady Rebels played in front of a rabid sold-out crowd last Sunday.
11:35 a.m.
So you wanna be a ref?
Anyone interested in officiating high school or youth sports games can attend any of the Southern Nevada Officials Association's weekly meetings. To find out more, call president Bill McGee at 646-3787.
11:32 a.m.
Columnist Paula DelGiudice: Lawsuit filed against Daisy Co.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has filed a lawsuit against Daisy Manufacturing Co., maker of the Red Ryder BB gun, that seeks to force Daisy to recall two of its popular BB gun models.
11:32 a.m.
'I'm always the underdog'
Paulie Ayala was treating it as if it was an evidentiary hearing, waving the documentary proof in his hand.
11:31 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Sanchez thinking of becoming a fireman after scary first-round knockout in Calif.
His mind isn't completely made up, but it appears as if Augie Sanchez is retiring from boxing and will switch to an equally dangerous line of work.
11:30 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Downstate girls hold own in holiday tourneys
Centennial's girls basketball team may have been the big winner at last month's Lady Bulldog Holiday Classic, but the tournament champs aren't the only area squad feeling good after the event.
11:29 a.m.
Official word: No big shortage
As 2002 kicks off, high schools across the nation face a building threat to their athletic programs: a lack of officials to work their games.
11:20 a.m.
Las Vegas area fishing report: Largemouth bass action picks up
Lake Mead boaters who have been fishing recently in the Overton Arm have reported to the Nevada Division of Wildlife that good success for largemouth bass is being found around Fish Island and the Virgin ...
11:12 a.m.
Nevadans brace for Yucca decision
Nevada officials are bracing for Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham to tell them that he will recommend to President Bush that Yucca Mountain is a suitable place to bury nuclear waste.
11:00 a.m.
KB earnings rise 21 percent
KB Home, the third largest U.S. home builder by homes sold and the largest in Las Vegas, today said its fiscal fourth quarter earnings rose a better-than-expected 21 percent as low mortgage rates boosted home ...
10:59 a.m.
Gaming regulators react to Harrah's executive
The president of Harrah's Entertainment Inc. of Las Vegas was recommended for a gaming license by the Nevada Gaming Control Board Wednesday.
10:59 a.m.
Nevada Power trims rate hike request
Nevada Power Co. has scaled back its general rate case request by nearly $20 million per year, saying its costs have been diluted by growth in its customer count.
10:59 a.m.
DirecTV to carry LV stations
Competing satellite television provider EchoStar Communications' Dish Network, with 6.4 million customers in 36 cities, currently does not have the capacity to offer Las Vegas stations' local programming like local news.
10:59 a.m.
Henderson project stalled by satellite TV merger
Henderson officials are no further along today than they were six months ago in learning whether Hughes Network Systems will build its Spaceway broadband satellite system in Southern Nevada.
10:59 a.m.
Contract talks will test union, casino relationship
Under the watch of John Wilhelm, the Culinary Union forged a warm relationship with many Strip casinos and their executives during the boom years of the 1990s.
10:59 a.m.
Del Webb residents protest change in plan
A Del Webb Corp. plan to replace part of Sun City Anthem with a multi-generational component is raising the ire of some residents of the Henderson community.
10:59 a.m.
Capital One in talks to expand Vacation Village
Capital One LLC, which acquired the money-losing Vacation Village hotel-casino in Las Vegas out of bankruptcy for $17.8 million, said it's now talking with two "significant" Las Vegas gaming operators about a possible joint venture ...
10:47 a.m.
Analysts more optimistic on Strip properties
MGM MIRAGE was raised to a "strong buy" by a prominent gaming analyst this morning, who cited optimism that fundamentals at the company's five Las Vegas Strip properties are improving more quickly than expected.
10:46 a.m.
UNLV group to hold casino stock; Rebel bets canceled
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas' fund-raising organization will soon have a small stake in Jackie Gaughan's three downtown Las Vegas casinos -- and, as a result, those casinos will no longer accept bets on ...
10:46 a.m.
Tennis: Both UNLV teams 57th in preseason rankings
The women, who went into last season ranked 59th in the 75-team poll, finished last season No. 60 after turning in a record of 11-12.
10:26 a.m.
Sun Boys Hoops Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and Sparks Tribune. Records through Tuesday's games.
10:24 a.m.
Prep boys basketball standings
10:18 a.m.
Prep girls basketball standings
10:18 a.m.
Prep girls soccer standings
10:18 a.m.
Prep wrestling standings
10:18 a.m.
Sun Girls Hoops Top 10
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and Sparks Tribune. Records through Tuesday's games.
10:18 a.m.
Catching up with: Kevin Gaines
High School: Clark ('99)
10:10 a.m.
Shields shake off rust
Apparently, even a 10-day layoff is not enough to ground the high-flying Cheyenne Desert Shields.
10:09 a.m.
Nichols seeks halt to credit card policy
University system Chancellor Jane Nichols wants the state's schools to stop releasing information on students to credit card companies.
9:48 a.m.
County's marriage licenses going high tech
Paul Van Loon, 48, and Lesley Owen, 36, were on vacation from Melbourne, Australia, when they decided enough was enough -- after 10 years together, it was time to get married.
9:47 a.m.
$30,000 payment offered in teens' deaths
The company that insured the van driven by a Las Vegas woman who struck and killed six teenagers nearly two years ago wants to abide strictly with the policy and settle the claim for $30,000, ...
9:47 a.m.
KB Home earnings up 21 percent
KB Home, the third largest U.S. home builder by homes sold and the largest in Las Vegas, today said its fiscal fourth quarter earnings rose a better-than-expected 21 percent as low mortgage rates boosted home ...
9:47 a.m.
Fatal moves: Jaywalking deadly endeavor for pedestrians in valley
Pedestrian safety tips
9:46 a.m.
Pay raises limited
"The adjustments we are making until the economy recovers are painful but necessary in the short run," Bill Velardo, president, chief executive officer and general manager of Mohegan Sun, wrote in a letter sent to ...
9:45 a.m.
Analysts adjust ratings on casino operators
Merrill Lynch's David Anders raised his fourth-quarter estimate to 40 cents per share, up from 37 cents per share. Jason Ader of Bear Stearns raised his estimate to 39 cents per share from 35 cents ...
9:45 a.m.
RadioShack closing counters in video stores
It was an unceremonious ending to a joint venture between the two Texas-based companies.
9:44 a.m.
Land set for business park
The property is in the Black Mountain Industrial Center near Warm Springs and Eastgate roads.
9:44 a.m.
News briefs for January 10, 2002
A former Clark County Fire Department captain has filed a federal wrongful termination lawsuit against the county.
9:43 a.m.
Fed ruling clears way for airport to expand
A ruling by a federal appeals board has cleared the way for a $19 million expansion of the Henderson Executive Airport.
9:43 a.m.
Wide-area progressive slot system planned
Mikohn has yet to identify an exact date for its release, or the games it plans to put on the progressive system, saying both will be announced later. The company said it has hired Charles ...
9:42 a.m.
Vigoa to be tried for killings, heists
Jose Vigoa, the alleged mastermind behind a series of casino robberies and a double homicide, will be tried on a consolidated slate of charges July 8.
9:30 a.m.
Transforming Test Site could have an annual price tag of $15 million
WASHINGTON -- The process of transforming the Nevada Test Site back into the nation's nuclear proving ground after a 10-year idle would be a massive undertaking if the Bush administration decided to do it, federal ...
9:30 a.m.
Man arrested after fatal fight
Metro Police homicide detectives arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday in connection with a fight in which two men were bludgeoned with cinder blocks.
9:30 a.m.
Police suspect deaths were murder-suicide
Tape recordings and writing found at a southeastern Las Vegas home indicate that a man killed the woman he was living with, then committed suicide Wednesday morning, Metro Police said.
9:27 a.m.
Energy Department urged to check ground water near Test Site
Independent scientists urged the Energy Department to search for ground water contaminated by radiation between the Nevada Test Site, where more than 1,000 nuclear bombs were tested, and nearby communities.
9:26 a.m.
Teenage girl tells of being shot between the eyes
As she slowly walked up the stairs toward what was supposed to be her death, 17-year-old Sonia Gallardo said she pleaded with her assailant, who grabbed a baby blanket along the way.
9:25 a.m.
Supreme Court orders LV attorney disbarred
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday ordered Las Vegas attorney Anita Cionni disbarred because of misconduct in handling an estate case in which she took fees before the court approved the disbursement.
9:24 a.m.
Board clears officer in shooting death
A Metro Police officer did not violate deadly force guidelines when he shot and killed an armed man confronted in an apartment in October, the department's use-of-force board ruled Wednesday night.
9:24 a.m.
Garcia predicts improvement in Clark County's schools
The Clark County School District expects its dropout rate to fall this year and fewer schools to be in need of improvement.
9:14 a.m.
Raggio: Don't 'dumb down' schools
State Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio ripped education officials Wednesday for what he called attempts to "dumb down" the testing program and sidestep accountability measures put in place by the Legislature.
9:14 a.m.
Parties debate who is the high-tech world's best friend
Although a few minor spats broke out between congressional Republicans and Democrats during a panel discussion Wednesday at the Consumer Electronic Show, all eight lawmakers agreed bipartisan support is needed to pass any high-tech issues.
9:13 a.m.
Letter: China gains foothold in West
The huge, recently completed container facility at Freeport operated by Hutchison Whampoa, Ltd., should be considered a Chinese forward base -- only 60 miles from West Palm Beach, Fla.
8:50 a.m.
Letter: Let's benefit from nuke waste stored at Yucca
Our elected officials' focus and criticism on the process surrounding the project astounds me. I guess they have to criticize the process because if they wanted to base their opposition on science they wouldn't have ...
8:49 a.m.
Editorial: Wiretap expansion is dubious
The Patriot Act was popular with the public, so it was only a matter of time before the states would get in on the act -- and that day has come sooner rather than later. ...
8:49 a.m.
Editorial: Homeowners can tap into new fund
Assembly Majority Leader Barbara Buckley, D-Las Vegas, thought victims of bad construction should have a faster, less expensive option to help them get compensation. Under a program approved by the Legislature that recently got under ...
8:47 a.m.
UNLV plans lab for forensic study
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is partnering with one of Metro Police's DNA experts to create a cutting-edge forensic training lab, university officials said.
8:46 a.m.
Howery, of pioneer Lamb family, dies
Myrtle Howery often was called "my angel in a family of outlaws." by her mother, Southern Nevada pioneer Marion Paris Lamb.
8:46 a.m.
Community briefs for January 10, 2002
State Insurance Commissioner Alice Molasky-Arman has reminded Holocaust survivors and heirs who live in Nevada that Feb. 15 is the deadline to file claims with the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.
8:41 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Like father, like son
It is not my intention to belittle anyone, especially the subject of this column, because the man deserves our respect and support. I talk of our president, George W. Bush, a man for whom I ...
8:39 a.m.
Nellis contracting officer best in Air Combat Command
Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base, Va., has named a Nellis Air Force Base captain its Outstanding Contracting Officer for 2001.
8:39 a.m.
Obituaries for January 10, 2002
John A. Bennett, 78, of Las Vegas died Monday in a local hospital. He was born March 21, 1923, in Mound, Ill. A resident for two years, he was a retired electronics engineer, a World ...
8:38 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: More Strip suggestions in order for the new year
It was Bill Bennett, William Pendleton and associates who took over and made Circus Circus a winner by advertising, "If we don't have a room, we will find you one," taking a full-family approach and ...
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Laughter spans all generations
I'm referring to that time of life when your sight isn't as good as it once was; it might be difficult to hear; odd, brown spots appear on hands and arms; and it is a ...
8:19 a.m.
Lost legend: Recalling the tragic crash that claimed Carole Lombard
The outspoken and clever blonde first carved her comedic niche in the Mack Sennett-directed comedies, then went on to appear in more than 50 movies, starring opposite such leading men as Jimmy Stewart, William Powell ...
8:18 a.m.
Pearson trying to snap out of slump
WHAT: UNLV (8-5) at Utah (10-3)
5:36 a.m.

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