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Archive for July 12, 2002

Ralph Siraco's selections for Saturday
2nd Race -- SERVALINE -- Valdivia on Baffert trainee, needs prompt start and clean trip from rail post for short dash, rider will hustle for trainer's business. ASHRAAF -- Solis atop Harty trainee for owner ...
11:48 a.m.
Mandalay Bay tops off convention center
Mandalay Bay tops off convention center
11:30 a.m.
Second insurance hike sought
The company said the statewide average increase would be 1.1 percent for Chiropractic Benefit Services Inc., its risk purchasing group.
11:18 a.m.
Phone giant cutting 1,200 jobs
The company said today the job cuts will come from the company's global markets group, which includes the struggling long-distance business.
11:18 a.m.
Internet gambling probe includes PayPal
Vince Sollitto, a PayPal spokesman, confirmed that earlier this week the Mountain View, Calif., company received a subpoena from the office of Eliot Spitzer, the New York attorney general, asking the company for information about ...
11:18 a.m.
Harrah's, Penn National named as potential bidders
Preliminary indications of interest had previously come from Phoenix-based Aztar Corp., Alton, Ill-based Argosy Gaming Co. and Las Vegas-based Ameristar Casinos Inc., an undisclosed source told the Daily Deal.
11:18 a.m.
Newspaper executive arrested in Vegas currency scandal
Chang Jae-Kook, former chairman of Korean newspaper Hankoo Ilbo, was accused by South Korean prosecutors of being the same person as "John Chang" -- one of the high rollers on the list of people they ...
11:18 a.m.
Heat puts strain on West
REDDING, Calif. -- With temperatures climbing to 112 degrees, some say there's really only one recipe for beating the heat: good old-fashioned ice cream.
11:17 a.m.
Heat-related illnesses rise with temperatures
In addition to the common sunburn, there are four major heat illnesses, ranging from a minor heat rash to a life-threatening heat stroke.
11:17 a.m.
UMC still hopeful on opening of trauma center
Clark County Commissioner Erin Kenny tentatively scheduled a news conference this afternoon to announce what county officials had hoped would be the reopening of the University Medical Center trauma unit.
11:11 a.m.
Assault case has unusual aspects
On Halloween, a 19-year-old woman was kidnapped, held captive for four and a half hours, driven around town and raped repeatedly.
11:10 a.m.
Guinn wanted public to know of cancer
If Gov. Kenny Guinn were any one of the 1,399 other Nevada men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, chances are he wouldn't have held a press conference to talk about it.
11:09 a.m.
Women face choice over estrogen therapy
Eileen Reynolds, 68, started taking estrogen and progesterone 18 years ago, because she kept "having sweats" during menopause.
11:08 a.m.
MASH Village continues departure from Las Vegas
The operators of the MASH Village shelter take a step closer Monday to their exit from Las Vegas: Families no longer will be accepted into a program that gave them a roof over their heads ...
11:08 a.m.
James, Porter won't be back for special session
Two lawmakers who weren't expected to take part in the special session of the Legislature thought for a brief time Thursday that they might be going.
10:57 a.m.
Controversial payment by IGT to be refunded
The Office of Gaming Regulation in the state of Victoria, Australia, accepted a payment of $200,000 after probing allegations of fraud against Reno-based IGT's European arm. The investigation, launched in 1998 after IGT reported it ...
10:54 a.m.
Caesars Palace fires 45 dealers
The layoffs, which are permanent, were prompted by the company's wish to allow those placed on four-day work weeks after Sept. 11 the opportunity to work five-day schedules, spokeswoman Debbie Munch said Thursday.
10:54 a.m.
Mexican stars set for exhibition in LV
In case you haven't recovered from World Cup fever, the Copa Coors Lite exhibition game might help fill the void.
10:51 a.m.
SEC wins LV fraud initiatives
The Securities and Exchange Commission won a $1.27 million judgment on Monday against two companies with a purported "phantom storefront" operation in Las Vegas accused of using the events of Sept. 11 to solicit more ...
10:50 a.m.
Nevada DAs oppose legalizing marijuana
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada District Attorney's Association has voted to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment to permit the possession of small amounts of marijuana by adults.
10:49 a.m.
Water theme planned for Henderson mall
A Henderson development company plans to break ground next month on a 3.6-acre, water-themed shopping center at Eastern Avenue and Horizon Ridge Parkway in Henderson.
10:49 a.m.
Las Vegas native MacCachren enjoying life on the off-road
There was a time when it appeared Rob MacCachren would become the first Las Vegas native to make it big in one of NASCAR's national touring series.
10:44 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Ted would be terribly mad about this
The deep freeze at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale already has 49 cadavers.
10:43 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Foyt pleased with dual-win weekend
A.J. Foyt never has been accused of being politically correct. But the racing legend was a model of diplomacy when asked to reflect on his dual wins as a car owner during last weekend's Indy ...
10:41 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Coach had the Faith when Legion team stepped up
Records through July 9
10:38 a.m.
This weekend in motor sports
Site: Joliet, Ill.
10:28 a.m.
Saturday horse racing entries
Post Time 1:15 p.m.
10:20 a.m.
Agassi's Slam taking shape
Since it began in 1995, the event has raised more than $18 million for a variety of charities.
10:17 a.m.
Performing arts for July 12, 2002
Children's theater
10:15 a.m.
Diva fans gearing up for the Cher Convention
What: 2002 Cher Convention.
10:15 a.m.
Reynolds spins a few yarns at The Orleans
No one was sure what Burt Reynolds was going to do when he stepped onstage at The Orleans' Showroom Thursday night. But a roomful of fans showed up to watch him do it.
10:14 a.m.
Lawmaker proposes vote on Powerball in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. -- A state lawmaker says North Dakota voters should decide if they want the Powerball lottery.
9:55 a.m.
News briefs for July 12, 2002
A Clark County jury Thursday found a 34-year-old Las Vegas resident guilty of eight counts of sexual abuse of a minor under 14 following five hours of deliberations.
9:50 a.m.
Planners OK arena downtown
The commissioners unanimously approved the design for the arena, proposed as a metallic, cobalt-blue exterior that the architect said was chosen because for its contemporary "attention-getting look." Boyd Gaming also received approval of a special ...
9:50 a.m.
Woman killed in four-car crash
Police arrested Thomas Mannix, 32, of Las Vegas after a struggle, officers said.
9:49 a.m.
Furniture mart's competition with locals questioned
A final development agreement for a proposed furniture mart downtown is fast approaching, but Mayor Oscar Goodman said he has some reservations before signing on the dotted line.
9:49 a.m.
Manganese mine gets more time for cleanup plan
A dormant manganese mine that has blown a fine, potentially toxic black dust over neighboring land for more than 40 years will blow unchecked for a little longer, the Clark County Air Pollution Control Hearing ...
9:47 a.m.
Medical school closing its private psychiatric practice
The University of Nevada School of Medicine will close the doors to its private psychiatric practice in Las Vegas by the end of the month and send an estimated 100 patients to other doctors, officials ...
9:47 a.m.
Pilot program for school uniforms OK'd
Beginning this fall, students at three Henderson elementary schools will be required to wear uniforms as part of a pilot study approved Thursday by the Clark County School Board.
9:47 a.m.
Probation given in shooting case
A Las Vegas man was sentenced to three years' probation for his part in the deadly shooting of a Henderson woman, and a bench warrant was issued for one of his co-defendants after he failed ...
9:46 a.m.
State petitions NRC for tougher dump safety rules
WASHINGTON -- Nevada lawyers filed a petition today goading the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to require that Yucca Mountain meet stricter safety standards.
9:46 a.m.
Senators lose shot at session
But the Legislative Counsel Bureau ruled unconstitutional a request by Gov. Kenny Guinn and Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, to allow the Legislature to amend a state law governing who can participate in a ...
9:46 a.m.
LV pastor to take over helm of Albanian Church in U.S.
A celebration is planned to honor a Las Vegas pastor chosen to join the ranks of his church's leaders.
9:16 a.m.
Arts Council helps six Nevadans
The $5,000 fellowships were awarded in the areas of literary arts, performing arts and visual arts.
9:15 a.m.
Community briefs for July 12, 2002
The Las Vegas 51s are holding a clothing drive for Goodwill of Southern Nevada at the team's July 20 game with New Orleans.
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Eugene's heat wave: 90 degrees
Welch is a columnist for the Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene, Ore. He called the Sun earlier that day to talk about the weather.
9:13 a.m.
Obituaries for July 12, 2002
Olivia Bravo, 97, of Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospital. She was born Sept. 4, 1904, in Zamora, Mexico. A resident for 89 years, she was a retired grocery store owner.
9:10 a.m.
First-degree murder conviction overturned
CARSON CITY -- The first-degree murder conviction of Curtis R. Barker, found guilty of killing another man in a Las Vegas hotel, was voided by the Nevada Supreme Court Thursday because of errors by the ...
9:09 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Reid shines in setback
This week The Wall Street Journal's Shailagh Murray wrote about Reid's long struggle in an attempt to block Republicans in Congress from approving the dumping of nuke waste on Nevada.
9:09 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 7:30 am.-2:30 p.m., Las Vegas City Hall, 451 E. Bonanza Road; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., MountainView Hospital, 3150 N. Tenaya Way.
9:09 a.m.
Mrs. Nevada uses pageant as a teaching aid for her students
Currently Mrs. Nevada, Andrea Rowan-Dorst is using her title to promote her work in teaching teens with special needs. She wants to show her students that they can get a high school diploma, a job ...
9:09 a.m.
Movie rentals will help kids' projects
For a one-time donation of $1, children under 12 can rent one Kids or Family Blockbuster Favorites VHS rental per day, every day, through Sept. 3.
9:08 a.m.
A Real Ham: Hammond's impersonations a cornerstone for 'SNL'
"There was an article in the New York Times a couple years ago that Al Gore was now doing me doing him," Hammond said in a recent interview from his home in Orlando, Fla. "That ...
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Program has value beyond bottom line
In authorizing the program, the Legislature estimated that more than 2,000 mentally ill people are on the streets in the Las Vegas area. The program will have two main goals. One, salvage as many of ...
9:00 a.m.
Political notebook: Website wrangling stirs up campaigns
If imitation is the best form of flattery, than Democrats have struck on a good way to ask for money.
8:57 a.m.
Chancellor hires outside lobbyist for Legislature
Nevada's university system has hired a high-powered lobbying group to try to secure more state dollars during the next legislative session.
8:56 a.m.
Letter: President Bush right for the job
Is DiMaggio really blaming President Bush for, in her words, "corporate greed and insider trading scandals"? Certainly, she must because she refers to the "past 18 months" on two different occasions, which has been his ...
8:56 a.m.
Letter: Prisoners are costly to support
Millions of Americans are raising families on less than half that amount of money. Where is the justice?
8:55 a.m.
Letter: Voucher system opens door for many abuses
The definition of religion is easy -- it is whatever you want it to be. Did the residents of the Waco compound think they had a valid religion? Of course they did. Do you think ...
8:55 a.m.
Test for date-rape drug catches on
While Las Vegas businesswoman Charlyne Cutler has never been a date-rape victim, she feels a responsibility toward those who have.
8:52 a.m.
CAT forced to eliminate some rural bus routes
The Regional Transportation Commission board approved service reductions and one outright route elimination to Clark County's bus service Thursday, while RTC officials warned that more cuts will almost certainly be needed.
8:52 a.m.
Officials better at filing statements
CARSON CITY -- Of the estimated 5,500 paid public officials in Nevada, only 17 missed the deadline this year for filing their annual financial disclosure statements with the state Ethics Commission.
8:52 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Carlin remains a professional pragmatist
George Carlin is conducting comedic seminars in the MGM Grand Hollywood Theatre through July 17. Carlin is wit and humorist, iconoclast, semanticist, occasional curmudgeon and an astute commentator on the human comedy ... He utilizes ...
8:51 a.m.
Editorial: New crime needs new penalties
The growing use of electronic bill paying has led to a commensurate increase in electronic crime, and police, federal investigators and financial institutions are trying to keep pace. Banks have insurance covering such losses and ...
8:51 a.m.
On Display for July 12, 2002
Las Vegas' Cultural Affairs Division's ceramic students' work, Thursday through Aug. 10 at Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 Las Vegas Blvd. North. 229-4674.
8:51 a.m.
Datebook for July 12, 2002
Lori Cain-Slater, a photographer for the Las Vegas Sun, offers a Power Point presentation and will give hands-on pointers at the Nevada Camera Club's meeting at 7 p.m. today at the UMC 2040 Building, 2040 ...
8:51 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Well-rounded Gilchrist a match for Las Vegas
Australian David Gilchrist has had successful careers in the theater (London's West End), in nightclubs (Australia's cabaret circuit) and on cruise ships ("All of them," he says).
8:50 a.m.
Not just a 'Tease,' this show delivers
"Tease," in the Blue Note Las Vegas, bills itself as a "naughty musical comedy." It is a notch or two above the growing number of skin shows at various hotels. There is a story line, ...
8:48 a.m.
Yucca loss could boost Reid, Ensign, Guinn
WEEKEND EDITION: July 14, 2002
4:58 a.m.
Columnist Sandy Thompson: Child sexual abuse difficult to prove
It's evidence that the girl is being sexually abused, the grandmother says. She took the girl to the hospital where a doctor treated her for inflammation of the vagina, which, according to his report, is ...
4:52 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: The day the final screw turned
As the majority whip spoke, only four other senators were in the chamber -- Ensign, and Yucca Mountain proponents Frank Murkowski, Larry Craig and Minority Leader Trent Lott. Other than them, only the empty chairs ...
4:51 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: No quick way to cure malpractice crisis
Pregnancy in Las Vegas often begins with elation that quickly ebbs into a sea of uncertainty. My excitement drained into misery as test after often unnecessary test was ordered amid talk of the far-off possibility ...
4:50 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Walters is betting he'll win once again
In the past two decades his prolific sports wagering has intrigued the gambling world. It also has attracted the attention of law enforcement authorities.
4:49 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Can Reid-Ensign bond survive beyond Yucca?
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and John Ensign, R-Nev., knew they were whipped.
4:49 a.m.
Editorial: Language program needs more support
A school district's first obligation is to its children. When one-third are Hispanic, and when almost nine out of every 10 of that group have little knowledge of English, it's obvious that a program called ...
4:47 a.m.
Editorial: Blame for dump easy to place
Now that the Congress has voted in favor of sending nuclear waste to Nevada's Yucca Mountain, our state's elected leaders already are looking ahead to the regulatory battles and lawsuits they hope can block the ...
4:43 a.m.
Letter: Former corporate wrongdoer Bush is weak on crime
Bush says he did nothing wrong. But columnist Paul Krugman of The New York Times begs to differ. Krugman says an internal SEC memo concluded Bush broke the law. It was suspected no charges were ...
4:22 a.m.
Letter: Bush backers seal Yucca deal
You got what you voted for: the nuclear power industry's desire to continue producing this high-level nuclear waste by continued use of their power plants for high profits. Now that they have a place to ...
4:22 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Addressing the pot smokescreen
When the law involves arresting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana, say Nevadans for Responsible Law Enforcement.
3:02 a.m.
Single mom wants camp for boys
The single mother of two boys says she cannot afford to do special things with them. She is seeking assistance from the Sun Camp Fund.
3:01 a.m.
Take a trek into history
WEEKEND EDITION: July 13, 2002
3:01 a.m.
Dennis the Menace
WEEKEND EDITION: July 14, 2002
3:01 a.m.
At the Movies: 'Halloween: Resurrection'
One star (out of four)
2:30 a.m.
More fire restrictions in Sierra; Reno hits 108 again
Eds: SUBS to UPDATE with additional Nevada highs in 7th graf pvs "The hottest...;" picks up 9th graf "Unusually high...;" should stand
1:00 a.m.

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