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Archive for July 29, 2002

Testing errors outrage school officials
CARSON CITY -- In an embarrassing gaffe to the state, education officials were notified last week that 736 sophomores and juniors, who were told they failed the Nevada high school proficiency test in April, have ...
11:16 a.m.
Results down at Fitzgeralds
Majestic, controlled by Detroit businessman Don Barden, said the downtown Las Vegas property generated a cash flow loss of $11,000 during the quarter vs. cash flow of about $850,000 in the year-ago quarter.
11:14 a.m.
Lawmakers may discuss insurance
CARSON CITY -- A plan to rescue the financially troubled program that provides insurance to state workers and their dependents may be included at the special session of the Nevada Legislature that convenes today.
11:13 a.m.
LV operations to expand
Consumer Direct of America Inc., Santa Ana, signed an agreement with Sandhill Partners, Las Vegas, to add five mortgage branch office locations. Currently, the company has a 13,000-square-foot sales call center and a 7,000-square-foot mortgage ...
11:10 a.m.
Media chief to be replaced
The privately held German company, whose assets range from broadcaster RTL to Britney Spears' record company, named veteran insider Gunter Thielen as Middelhoff's replacement.
11:10 a.m.
Indian casino attracting Texans
The Chickasaw Nation opened the Texoma Gaming Center on July 11 less than two miles east of Kingston.
11:10 a.m.
Redevelopment talks under way
Karen Keelan, executive vice president of Connecticut Yankee Greyhound Racing Inc., declined to discuss specifics of the talks, which are raising speculation that the site could become home to eastern Connecticut's third casino.
11:10 a.m.
Strong sales, profit forecast by Las Vegas company
Management expects revenues to exceed $14.6 million, up more than 25 percent from the year-ago quarter, and earnings of 21 cents to 22 cents per share, which is at the high end of estimates of ...
11:10 a.m.
Senate OKs ban on video poker
Sheriffs from throughout the state have asked for a ban for two years, but legislators have resisted until this session.
11:10 a.m.
Park Place profit steady
Profits at Park Place Entertainment Corp.'s ongoing operations were steady in the second quarter and the casino company beat Wall Street's earnings estimates today.
11:10 a.m.
Legislative deal near on $350,000 cap
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn was expected this morning to introduce a tort reform package before the special legislative session in an effort to curb rising medical malpractice insurance rates, including a $350,000 cap ...
11:09 a.m.
Las Vegas shopping mall owner posts gains
Weingarten Realty Investors -- A Houston real estate investment trust with 1.8 million square feet of retail space in Las Vegas -- said this morning its profit rose in the second quarter as it acquired ...
11:06 a.m.
Travel slowdown likely around Sept. 11
Many people appear to be avoiding travel around Sept. 11, causing unusually weak airline and hotel bookings after Labor Day, travel industry officials say.
11:06 a.m.
Activist urges neighbors to carry arms
Chris Christoff is so upset about rising crime in his neighborhood he is distributing thousands of leaflets in the next two weeks urging residents of the troubled area west of the Stratosphere to arm themselves.
10:57 a.m.
Encore: Doctor replaces woman's kidney again -- 25 years later
To watch Las Vegas resident Barbara Knight and Dr. Nicholas Feduska together is to be reminded of two long-lost friends reunited.
10:57 a.m.
New state college's teachers' program approved
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada State College in Henderson, scheduled to open in September, has gained "provisional approval" from the state for its teacher-training program.
10:55 a.m.
Bras span Strip to raise awareness
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10:55 a.m.
Court case an example of language barrier problems
After two and a half years behind bars, Juan Granados spent his first day of freedom in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
10:54 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Bittersweet experience for Gamez
Robert Gamez lives on the TPC at Summerlin, so he knows all about the necessity of going low on a golf course that's routinely aligned for birdies.
9:55 a.m.
Andre silences the skeptics
LOS ANGELES -- Suddenly, Wimbledon seems much further away.
9:54 a.m.
Local sports calendar
Pro baseball: Las Vegas 51s at Nashville, 5 p.m.
9:54 a.m.
AARP launches fight against Medicaid liens
Medicaid law prohibits states from recovering any Medicaid money from the sale of jointly-owned property until both spouses have died. Despite the law, Nevada State Welfare has repeatedly placed liens on homes while both husband ...
9:50 a.m.
Obituaries for July 29, 2002
Curtis C. Durkee, 49, of Henderson died Saturday in Henderson. He was born Jan. 31, 1953, in Detroit. A resident for four years, he was a truck driver.
9:48 a.m.
News briefs for July 29, 2002
An 18-year-old Las Vegas man was charged with driving under the influence and hit and run following an accident Saturday night that injured five people -- one critically.
9:45 a.m.
Another Fallon child has leukemia
Since July 2000 children ranging in age from 2 to 19 who live or have lived in Fallon, 60 miles east of Reno, have been diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Two of the children have ...
9:44 a.m.
State will soon select firm to run troubled youth facility
CARSON CITY -- The long search to find a private company to run the state's Summit View juvenile detention center near North Las Vegas is nearing an end.
9:44 a.m.
School district's personnel phone lines take their toll
Calls to the Clark County School District's personnel office have gone from "free" to "fee," at least for potential employers, creditors and other financial institutions.
9:19 a.m.
Rope a key in double slayings
The rope used to bind two murder victims has been linked to a Las Vegas man accused in the killings, according to testimony given during his preliminary hearing Friday.
9:19 a.m.
Coroner's inquest vindicates officer
Officer Michael McNamee, 31, shot David Orr June 24 in the area of Sierra Vista Drive and Cambridge Street about 12:15 a.m. Orr was shot and killed after raising up what appeared to be a ...
9:18 a.m.
Noted pathologist Baden to testify in stabbing death
Nationally known forensic pathologist Michael Baden is scheduled to testify this week on behalf of a Las Vegas man accused of stabbing his brother to death in April 2001.
9:17 a.m.
Legion teams attempt to pass 'go' at District
Final Legion standings
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Gibbons seeking name for himself
First, why would a congressman introduce the "same" bill, but different in enough ways to complicate the process of the bill in the House after a like-bill was introduced in the Senate?
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Leave Nevada alone in deciding marijuana issue
John P. Walters, the head of the federal Office of Drug Control Policy, also seems so concerned about our tourism. Under the initiative it will be illegal to bring marijuana across the Nevada border (to ...
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: Let's not add spying to anti-terror roles
Operation TIPS, the Terrorism Information and Prevention System, has the potential of becoming a monster. Most people, since they were kids, have been taught to report suspicious activity to authorities. As originally proposed, Operation TIPS ...
8:52 a.m.
Editorial: Changes in air security fall short
The inability to meet the deadlines means that the Washington Blame Game is in full swing. Last week at a congressional hearing, Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta tried to pin the blame on Congress for not ...
8:52 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: War Emblem, others, jockey for position
The summertime racing seasons are under way at Saratoga race course in upstate New York and Del Mar race track by the sea in Southern California. Several big races at each racing spa during the ...
8:30 a.m.
Around the dial: Debate rages over TV Guide's lists
Of course the talk show has had its mindless moments, but is that show any worse than a prime-time variety series based on a one-hit wonder: "The Starland Vocal Band Show"? Or TV's attempt to ...
8:24 a.m.
Immunization schedule for July 29, 2002
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:22 a.m.
58 percent hike proposed for state education budget
CARSON CITY -- A proposed $2.4 billion education budget that calls for pay raises, bonuses and expanded training for teachers, and enlarged kindergarten and summer school programs is on its way to Gov. Kenny Guinn.
8:22 a.m.
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