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Archive for July 2, 2002

Purchase agreement for Four Queens collapses
An agreement to sell the Four Queens Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas to a local poker bar operator fell through last week due to a potential strike of Culinary Union workers against downtown ...
11:17 a.m.
Key court decision issued for gaming industry
A lawsuit against more than 60 casinos, slot machine manufacturers and cruise lines alleging that slot operators misrepresented the odds of winning has been denied class-action status, delivering a major victory to a casino industry ...
11:15 a.m.
Insurance chief lukewarm to builders on issue of defects
Nevada home building industry officials complained Monday about a liability insurance crisis stemming from a flood of construction defect lawsuits -- a crisis they say mirrors that faced by Nevada doctors losing malpractice insurance.
11:15 a.m.
County eyes move to make utilities public
Advocates of publicly owned utilities claim Southern Nevada homeowners' average electric bills could plummet if Clark County pursues a proposal to create its own power company.
11:15 a.m.
News briefs for July 2, 2002
Three days after a contentious transit strike ended, a full complement of buses was rolling through the Las Vegas Valley on Monday.
11:14 a.m.
Herbst Gaming Inc. opens fifth property
The Las Vegas-based company has opened Terrible's Searchlight Casino on U.S. 95, the main highway through town and an alternative route between Las Vegas and the Phoenix metropolitan area.
11:14 a.m.
Remodeled casino to open
Including $170 million spent by previous owner Station Casinos Inc., the total construction cost of the project will be about $360 million.
11:14 a.m.
Analyst upgrades Argosy stock
The Indiana Legislature last week approved a plan to raise taxes and allow dockside gambling. Operators may choose between a flat 22.5 percent tax, up from 20 percent, or may pay a higher, graduated rate ...
11:14 a.m.
Organized crime loses its foothold
Editor's note: This is the third of a three-part series on the FBI's last major assault on organized crime in Las Vegas.
11:06 a.m.
Trooper describes death of carjacked motorist
At first, Trooper Guy Davis thinks the noise he is hearing is a broken fan belt -- the result of the collision he just witnessed between a white Lincoln Town Car and the Honda he ...
11:04 a.m.
New students must get hepatitis immunization
Las Vegas mother Cathy Barris has one more thing to do before her 5-year-old daughter can enter kindergarten.
11:03 a.m.
Union labor on school jobs urged
Union leaders say they know how to save the Clark County School District time and money on school construction projects: Require contractors to hire union workers for all job sites.
11:03 a.m.
Brown death leads to rage at meeting
Brown services
11:03 a.m.
Informant feels pressure as mob target
Life hasn't been easy for John Branco in the aftermath of his service as an FBI informant in "Operation Thin Crust."
10:58 a.m.
Wiesner services scheduled
Wiesner, a prominent Republican Party member and owner of the Big Dog's Hospitality Group restaurant/casinos, died Tuesday at a hospital in Seattle, where he was undergoing treatment for leukemia. He was 63.
10:57 a.m.
State leaders scramble to find solution
Gov. Kenny Guinn will call a special session of the Legislature within a few weeks to address the medical malpractice crisis regardless of whether the different parties can reach consensus.
10:57 a.m.
Trauma cases to shift to nearest hospital
Local health care professionals concede that the planned closure of University Medical Center's trauma unit Wednesday morning will lead to loss of life for at least some future patients seriously injured by weapons or traffic ...
10:55 a.m.
Union strikes Golden Gate; owner seeks talks
The owner of the Golden Gate, whose property is the first Las Vegas hotel hit with a strike since 1998, said Monday he wants to meet with the Culinary Union to resolve the downtown labor ...
10:55 a.m.
Michigan senator goes anti-Yucca
WASHINGTON -- Nevada senators have picked up another ally in their fight against Yucca Mountain -- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
10:37 a.m.
Obituaries for July 2, 2002
Mildred Bubnis, 85, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. She was born Sept. 25, 1916, in Baltimore. A resident for 41 years, she was a homemaker and a member of the Polish-American Club.
9:56 a.m.
Union mechanics reject latest contract offer
Southwest's 1,300 mechanics, represented by the Teamsters union, voted 98 percent against the airline's last offer a month ago.
9:54 a.m.
Turmoil hits media and entertainment giant
"I hear, I see the predators prowling, the advisers putting together break-up plans," Messier said. "My most earnest hope is that the board of directors, as well as the various authorities concerned, don't wreck this ...
9:54 a.m.
Vegas sports on TV/Radio
9:54 a.m.
Revamped La. casino opens with new name
With competition for Texas gamblers on the increase in the northwestern Louisiana gambling market, Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. on Monday unveiled a $25 million overhaul to its riverboat casino complex in Bossier City.
9:50 a.m.
Bush environmental policies criticized
Nevadans may detect signs over the Fourth of July holiday that their favorite wilderness spots are disappearing or will be ruined by Bush administration environmental policies, an environmental group said today.
9:50 a.m.
Bill would make regents appointees
A bill proposed by Assemblywoman Chris Giunchigliani, D-Las Vegas, would amend Nevada's Constitution and make the Board of Regents an appointed body rather than an elected one.
9:49 a.m.
Cheney energy papers may have Yucca policy answers
Nevada lawmakers have voiced concern that a White House task force led by Cheney met privately last year with nuclear industry officials -- but sought little input from Yucca critics -- as they developed a ...
9:49 a.m.
Regulators accept Emerald settlement
CHICAGO -- The Illinois Gaming Board voted Monday to end its 1 1/2-year fight over a proposed casino in Rosemont, accepting a settlement from Emerald Casino Inc. that would put the state's 10th casino license ...
9:49 a.m.
New heat index is established
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the improved mean heat index in May for weather forecasters to use as a tool for increasing awareness of heat waves and issuing precautions for this summer.
9:48 a.m.
Forest fire shuts down casinos in South Dakota
DEADWOOD, S.D. -- Closed casinos, deserted streets and the lingering smell of smoke turned this historic gold-rush community into a ghost town for a little more than two days.
9:47 a.m.
Cigarette, casino taxes proposed in new bills
CARSON CITY -- Taxes on casinos and cigarettes would be raised and daylight-saving time would be abolished in Nevada under bills being requested by state legislators.
9:47 a.m.
Sometimes, winning isn't everything
Since pounding Calgary by 11 runs on opening day at Cashman Field in April, the Las Vegas 51s have had a stronghold on the Pacific Coast League's South Division.
9:27 a.m.
Rebels add OL recruit
Lack of depth on the offensive line was one of UNLV's potential weaknesses heading into the 2002 football season.
9:27 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Senators duel rather than compromise
Picture the introductions as if they were fighters, ready to come out after taking a bow and the sounding of the bell.
9:26 a.m.
Racing at Speedway's Bullring on Wednesday
The first 600 fans in the front gate and 100 in the Stockyard will receive a patriotic T-shirt. In addition, the first 100 fans in the front gate will receive a cooler cup courtesy of ...
9:25 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:22 a.m.
Letter: Firsthand look at drug costs
Regarding the price quoted for the drug Prilosec, of $1,684 for a year's supply:
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Keep nuke waste where it is now
One obvious reason for the undue hurry is that if any answer shows the extreme dangers involved, the whole program will have to be scuttled. The supporters want to avoid such a chance. Once it ...
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Corporate greed, insider trading run rampant
There was a definite "follow the leader," "they got away with it, why can't we?" state of mind.
9:01 a.m.
Editorial: Crisis now threatens the public
The insurance increases that doctors are experiencing truly do amount to a crisis for them. But a shutdown of the trauma center in this urban area of a million-plus people could be life-threatening. Action leading ...
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: A super mistake to gut Superfund
President Bush only seems too happy to let the Superfund wither away. The New York Times reported Monday that the Bush administration has targeted 33 toxic waste sites in 18 states for reductions in funding. ...
9:00 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Old Rebels don't pack them in anymore
If former UNLV basketball players had a dime for every time their alma mater or this city called upon/used them since their Rebels playing days, they'd have a couple of bucks, at least.
8:53 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:15 p.m.
8:39 a.m.
Community briefs for July 2, 2002
The Las Vegas Running Team will present its Fourth of July Blast, a 5k run and one-mile walk at 7 a.m. Thursday at Bunker Family Park, Alexander Road and Tenaya Way.
8:35 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - New Orleans
Time -- 2:48. Attendance -- 1,855. Umpires: HP-- Higgins, 1b-- Riley, 3b-- Horton.
8:33 a.m.
Death penalty sought in killing
Glenn Mundo, 29, has been charged with open murder, along with sexual assault, robbery, burglary and grand larceny auto in connection with the June 2001 death of Virginia Peart.
8:32 a.m.
NLV will consider anti-Yucca measure
If the North Las Vegas City Council approves a resolution Wednesday opposing a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, the city will join 10 others on the record rejecting the dump.
8:32 a.m.
College is official with state funding
After two years of facing financial challenges, the Nevada State College at Henderson reached a milestone Monday by officially becoming a state institution.
8:32 a.m.
Residents oppose power project
A power plant proposed near Goodsprings -- and hotly opposed by some Goodsprings residents -- could get a hearing Wednesday.
8:32 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Big job left for states
The decision, written by Justice John Paul Stevens, flows from Atkins v. Virginia. The petitioner, Daryl Renard Atkins, according to the New York Times, "was convicted of abduction, armed robbery and capital murder and sentenced ...
8:18 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Explosive celebration lies in wait
We lived in a small Indiana town that in the 1960s was divided by race and railroad tracks. Some 40 years earlier it had been one of the Midwest's hotbeds for the Ku Klux Klan. ...
8:18 a.m.
Sold glory: The marketing of patriotism seems limitless as July 4 nears
From the looks of many mail-order catalog offerings, so is the rest of the nation.
8:18 a.m.
Nineteen honored as Carnegie Heroes
-Roger Alan Scalf, 38, a firefighter from Texas City, Texas, braved frigid waters and a strong current in the Gulf of Mexico to rescue a man who had lost consciousness. He swam 150 feet back ...
1:21 a.m.

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