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Archive for July 22, 2002

HDTV comes to Las Vegas
HDTV comes to Las Vegas
11:21 a.m.
Death of one's mate can be overwhelming
The Widowed Support Group, a division of the Divorced-Separated-Widowed Adjustment Support Group Inc., meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the First Christian Church, 101 S. Rancho Drive. For information, call 225-1785 or visit the organization on ...
11:11 a.m.
Water meant for LV may end up in dying lake
The fate of a salty, smelly and dying desert lake called the Salton Sea could spell the loss of water for thousands of Southern Nevada residents.
11:10 a.m.
Survey: Prices vary most in LV
A survey by AAA of Northern California called the eight top rental companies in 10 cities and priced a compact car rental without any discounts. In Las Vegas, AAA found Thrifty to have the least-expensive ...
11:10 a.m.
Goodman backs expansion of sex businesses
Businesses affected
11:09 a.m.
Three-year drought drying up water supplies
While California's stumble over the Salton Sea could lead to suspension of rights for Nevada to take surplus water from the Colorado River, another problem is perhaps more threatening: a three-year drought that is drying ...
11:06 a.m.
Iowa casinos fined
The commission levied the fines against Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona and Harrah's Council Bluffs Casino at its meeting Thursday in Johnston.
11:06 a.m.
Most gambling outlawed
Lawmakers voted last week to enforce regulations imposed in 1882 against games that require betting.
11:06 a.m.
Gambler's trial postponed
Curtis Pilot, Mobile, Ala., was sued for breach of contract by the Aladdin in November after he allegedly failed to pay gambling debts run up between June 28 and July 5, 2001. Pilot filed a ...
11:06 a.m.
News briefs for July 22, 2002
Two Oklahoma residents, whose bodies were found Friday morning inside a pickup in the desert, died in a murder-suicide, Metro Police said.
11:06 a.m.
LV firm's stock moves to SmallCap Market
The company was notified March 6 it faced removal from the National Market because its stock closed under $1 for 30 consecutive days. Company measures -- including a 1-for-5 reverse stock split -- have failed ...
11:06 a.m.
Taxable sales fall 2.2 percent
Car purchases, which shot up 11.1 percent in April, inched up only 0.4 percent in May to $279.9 million. But for only the second time this year, sales in apparel stores rose -- by 5 ...
11:06 a.m.
Attorney added to regulatory board
Gov. Kenny Guinn appointed Werner to replace Tom Hickey, who served the maximum two terms on the authority.
11:06 a.m.
First malpractice bill proposed
CARSON CITY -- Sen. Ann O'Connell, R-Las Vegas, has proposed the first bill for the special session to handle the medical malpractice problem.
11:06 a.m.
Special session could be political battle
When the special session of the Legislature convenes in one week, battle lines over capping jury awards will be drawn largely between Republicans and Democrats.
11:05 a.m.
Walters reveals stake in golf course firm
National Golf Properties Inc. investor Walters Group disclosed holding a 9.6 percent stake in the largest publicly traded U.S. golf course owner.
11:03 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE diversity is sincere, Hispanic leader says
MGM MIRAGE's two-year effort to improve diversity at the company is more than just a knee-jerk response to community pressure, a Hispanic leader said following a speech by the casino giant's CEO on Friday.
11:02 a.m.
Business scandals affect curriculum at UNLV
The accounting students in Paulette Tandy's auditing class watched with the rest of the nation as corporate giants fell -- but as they watched, they learned.
11:01 a.m.
Nellis puts on show for top brass
The desert just outside Las Vegas looked like a war zone Friday morning. Multimillion-dollar jets and helicopters flew overhead, bombing and shooting at distant and not-so-distant targets.
11:01 a.m.
James to skip talent-laden Big Time event
The nation's top high school basketball player won't be on the floor for this week's adidas Big Time Tournament, but the annual event should feature its fair share of future collegiate and NBA stars.
10:52 a.m.
Employees remain loyal to Lady Luck after sale
Maribel Minero, a guest room attendant at the Lady Luck hotel-casino in downtown Las Vegas, has lived through ownership changes before.
10:51 a.m.
Vegas-area fire doused; crews staying on hand
Two hand crews, five fire engines and a helicopter remained Sunday at the Lost Cabin wildfire, 25 miles west of Las Vegas, which was finally doused over the weekend after a weeklong effort.
10:21 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Swing coach value may be only a myth
It's a specialized job, to be sure.
9:52 a.m.
Rodriguez gets positive result
Ricardo Rodriguez's triple-A career didn't begin exactly the way he'd hoped, but he liked the end result just the same.
9:39 a.m.
Local sports calendar
Pro baseball: Tucson at Las Vegas 51s, 7:10 p.m., Cashman Field.
9:38 a.m.
Senate bills would benefit Nevada
Nellis Air Force Base and the Nevada Test Site were big winners in the inclusion of $88 million for Nevada in Senate spending bills.
9:37 a.m.
NSC search continues minus one candidate
Nevada State College's search committee will continue its search for a president with one less candidate.
9:28 a.m.
Anti-tax authors sought for work on ballot
Finding taxpayers opposed to tax increases isn't difficult; getting them to put their arguments in writing is a different story, according to Larry Lomax, Clark County's Registrar of Voters.
9:28 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Tucson
T -- 2:56. A -- 2,685.
9:17 a.m.
Obituaries for July 22, 2002
Charles N. Aldridge, 82, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 10, 1919, in Baltimore. A resident for 13 years, he was a retired U.S. Postal Service dock foreman, ...
9:14 a.m.
Funeral set today for party chief Howe
CARSON CITY -- A funeral was scheduled today in Las Vegas for Jess Howe, state chairman of the Independent American Party.
9:13 a.m.
Tuesday's Big Time schedule
Tuesday's pool play schedule for the 2002 adidas Big Time Tournament, featuring 344 teams from 44 states, Canada and Mexico: Green Valley Main
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Sen. Reid fought the good fight
His tireless and unequivocal efforts in stopping nuclear waste from being dumped in Nevada have showcased him as a true champion working for the welfare of the Silver State. His valiant stand against this Bush-mandated ...
8:43 a.m.
Letter: This scientist isn't sold on Yucca science
But nothing could be farther from the truth.
8:43 a.m.
Editorial: History warns of big risk
But with the exception of the D Gates at McCarran International Airport, we're hard pressed to remember a recent government building project that opened on time and on budget. The veterans nursing home in Boulder ...
8:42 a.m.
Editorial: Plan would honor Fifth Street School
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman and Mandalay Resort Group President Glenn Schaeffer are discussing an idea that has great promise for the building's future -- moving the International Institute of Modern Writers from its home ...
8:42 a.m.
Two gymnasiums closed after mold found
Veterans Memorial, on South Pavilion Center Drive, and Durango Hills Leisure Service, on Durango Drive, have relocated their gym programs to alternate sites around the city. Gym programs such as basketball, kids camps and fitness ...
8:34 a.m.
Immunization schedule for July 22, 2002
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:29 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Valenzuela won't toast this victory
The spring/summer racing meet at Hollywood Park ended Sunday, and the riding title belongs to comeback kid Patrick Valenzuela.
8:27 a.m.
Alabama tykes win series
Player salaries, contract negotiations and rising ticket prices weren't discussed among the family and friends sitting in the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex grandstand Sunday afternoon.
8:27 a.m.
Griffin routs fellow Las Vegan
In a surprisingly one-sided fight between fellow Las Vegans that derailed one man's career while rejuvenating the other's, Montell Griffin dominated light heavyweight compatriot Derrick Harmon Sunday night in Friant, Calif.
8:26 a.m.
Review: Dennis Miller takes umbrage at The Mirage
Dennis Miller is a taxing comedian. To be a fan is to conform, tolerate and even labor. His act demands that we do our homework, pay attention and keep up.
8:16 a.m.
Burning Pentagon, WTC spotted on 20-spot
Money provides wealth, power, comfort and, if a new rumor is true, an eerie reference to Sept. 11.
8:16 a.m.
Nevada AP News Digest
7:30 a.m.

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