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Archive for June 14, 2002

4.4 earthquake hits near Yucca
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake this morning outside the Amargosa Valley rattled the fears of Yucca Mountain opponents, who argue that the site of the nation's proposed nuclear waste repository is unsafe.
11:24 a.m.
District must get creative in teacher shortage
George Ann Rice, associate superintendent of human resources for the Clark County School District, was elated this week as she carried an armful of 30 new agreements to hire teachers to the contract office for ...
11:23 a.m.
Feds move against Las Vegas vending machine business opportunity promoters
The Federal Trade Commission is suing a second Las Vegas vending machine promoter in a crackdown on alleged business opportunity scams.
11:14 a.m.
Town, builders try forcing Emerald into bankruptcy
CHICAGO -- The village of Rosemont and five companies that did work at a proposed casino site in the Chicago suburb filed a lawsuit Thursday to force Emerald Casino Inc. into bankruptcy and put its ...
11:13 a.m.
Citibank OKs pact to block 'Net gambling
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The nation's largest credit card issuer has agreed to block online gambling transactions using its credit cards, state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said.
11:12 a.m.
Nellis squadron delayed on return from Afghanistan
More than 250 members of the 820th Red Horse Civil Engineering squadron thought they would be back home in Las Vegas early this morning, but instead they find themselves stuck in Maine until this evening.
11:12 a.m.
Non-Nevada insurers suing state, alleging protectionism
The Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers of Washington D.C has sued Nevada Insurance Commissioner Alice Molasky-Arman in hopes of overturning state laws the council says discriminate against out-of-state insurance agents and brokers operating in ...
11:11 a.m.
Upgraded Henderson hotel regains Hawthorn name
GEST purchased the property in March from Hospitality Associates Inc. for $4.5 million, and renewed a previous agreement with Hawthorn parent U.S. Franchise Systems to rebrand it under the Hawthorn nameplate.
11:09 a.m.
IGT controversy continues
State opposition spokesman Ted Baillieu said the government should order Victoria's Office of Gambling Regulation to return the payment to IGT if it agrees with the findings revealed in a recent report from a watchdog ...
11:08 a.m.
Andersen troubles a boon for Deloitte
The meltdown of accounting giant Arthur Andersen and the closure of its Las Vegas office have created a windfall for its closest rival and are shaking up the Southern Nevada auditing scene.
11:07 a.m.
Terrorism insurance required
GMAC Commercial Mortgage Corp., the No. 1 servicer of loans on office buildings, shopping malls and other properties, sent letters to borrowers explaining it can declare loans in default or force landlords to pay whatever ...
11:07 a.m.
Industrial production gains
The Federal Reserve's report released today suggested that the comeback in the manfacturing sector is progressing solidly, just not at a sizzling pace.
11:06 a.m.
Prosecutors: Bail set too low in sex assault cases
A 22-year-old Las Vegas man sent to prison last week on an attempted sexual assault charge allegedly raped another woman seven days earlier while out on $65,000 bail.
11:05 a.m.
20-year-old kicked off Henderson ballot
A dispute over a constable candidate's age is heading to the Nevada Supreme Court after a District Court judge kicked a candidate for Henderson Township constable off the ballot Thursday.
11:04 a.m.
Homeless spend their final night in shelter tent
Thursday night, while the rest of the Las Vegas Valley slept or didn't, 180 men rolled into their bunk beds knowing it would be for the last time.
11:04 a.m.
Massage checks to test new law
The first real test of Henderson's new massage laws will come next month, when the city begins to conduct undercover investigations of massage establishments, a business licensing official said.
11:04 a.m.
Getaways: Locals plan carefully to get out of town during summer
School's out for the summer, and families across the Las Vegas Valley are gearing up to get away.
11:03 a.m.
Moore shoots 76
Moore, the only area golfer who qualifed for the the U.S. Open, had one birdie, two bogeys, a double bogey and a triple bogey on the afternoon. He hit 9 of 16 fairways and just ...
10:50 a.m.
Local news briefs for June 14, 2002
Henderson Police are investigating a three-car crash at Pecos Road and Pebble Drive that happened shortly before midnight Thursday and involved a driver under the influence.
10:21 a.m.
DA candidates make good use of office
It's a good thing all three of the main candidates for district attorney have the office to already unofficially help their campaigns.
10:19 a.m.
Challenge to Parks' candidacy to be decided by judge
Two other challenges to candidates who filed for office are heading to court.
10:19 a.m.
Towsend appointed to mental health panel
Townsend, who chairs the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee and is a member of the Senate Human Resources and Facilities and the Taxation committees, joins a board that is charged with developing recommendations to improve ...
10:15 a.m.
Bus drivers, union to resume talks
The union representing bus drivers and the company managing the bus system met Thursday night, but neither side reported any breakthroughs to resolve the 26-day-old strike.
10:14 a.m.
Hoover Dam site of celebration, protests Monday
While the Bureau of Reclamation celebrates 100 years of existence with a gala at Hoover Dam Monday, environmental activists are planning to protest the effects that dams have on the ecosystem.
10:13 a.m.
DEA agent could enter insanity plea
A defense attorney for a Drug Enforcement Administration agent accused of propositioning several young boys has set the stage for a possible insanity defense.
10:13 a.m.
Officials try to keep mussels out of lakes
National Park Service officials have not found zebra mussels in either lakes Mead or Powell and said they are trying to keep the invasive pests east of the Rocky Mountains.
10:13 a.m.
Vegas sports on TV/Radio
10:12 a.m.
Goodman: Lack of stadium wouldn't halt development
During his weekly press conference, Goodman said officials from Southwest Sports Group -- which is weeks away from finalizing a development agreement with the city -- told him this week that it is willing to ...
10:00 a.m.
Obituaries for June 14, 2002
Yelena Yela Aellig, 75, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 2, 1927, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. A resident for 28 years, she was an employee at the Tropicana hotel-casino and ...
9:59 a.m.
Murder trial defendant ready to represent self
A former New Yorker who will be representing himself during his murder trial next week promised a district judge Thursday that he wouldn't appeal a conviction to the Nevada Supreme Court on grounds that he ...
9:59 a.m.
Three North Las Vegas officers are promoted
Sgt. Jim Neal was promoted to lieutenant. Officer Randy Carter and Officer Randy Salyer were promoted to sergeant.
9:58 a.m.
Metro warns of light outages
Metro Police Traffic Administrative Sgt. Frank Weigand recently was riding his motorcycle off duty when he stopped at the intersection of Rainbow and Oakey boulevards, where the traffic signals had malfunctioned and were flashing red.
9:57 a.m.
Ex-LV man guilty of assaulting stepdaughter
A Clark County jury found a former Las Vegas resident guilty of sexually assaulting his 13-year-old stepdaughter Thursday despite her claims she was a virgin when she gave birth to his son.
9:57 a.m.
Community news briefs for June 14, 2002
Pharmaceutical Care Network is offering free osteoporosis screenings to Senior Rx members at 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Cambridge Recreation Center, 3930 Cambridge St., to promote awareness for Nevada's seniors. For more ...
9:45 a.m.
Letter: Give citizens input on land bill
KENNETH FREEMAN Editor's note: The writer is president of Southern Nevada Off Road Enthusiasts.
9:45 a.m.
Letter: Good day care worth the price
The editorial focuses on the cost to the parents for the program. It doesn't mention anything about the safety and welfare of the kids. Are the instructors fully qualified to take care of students? Are ...
9:44 a.m.
Letter: Why aren't heads rolling over 9/11 warning signs?
Given the extent of prior knowledge, why hasn't anyone been held responsible? Shouldn't Tenet, Mueller and other high-profile figures in the intelligence community resign, as a matter of principle? And shouldn't Congress conduct in-depth inquests ...
9:44 a.m.
Editorial: Molasses cannot be our guide
A case in point is the federal grant money, announced in early January by Sen. Harry Reid and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, that was approved to help workers laid off in the aftermath of ...
9:43 a.m.
Editorial: Celebrate this day throughout the year
No matter what crises America has faced over the past two centuries, whether foreign wars or domestic social and political strife, our flag has flown above it all, a symbol that freedom will prevail because ...
9:42 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Bad advice cost prospect rich contract
There's a lesson to be learned and at its most basic it's this: If someone offers you $4 million to play baseball, take it. Don't whimper, don't complain, don't do anything but ask "Where do ...
9:34 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Native American pride
TODAY WE CELEBRATE FLAG DAY and the movie "Windtalkers" is opening at local theaters. What a great combination for this generation to learn about the past and the colors of our nation.
9:33 a.m.
PRCA trying to bolster interest with local fans
At a glance
9:32 a.m.
All in the 'GAME'
Mark Richards loves game shows. Always has.
9:26 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Knights have big plans for summer
Legion standings
9:21 a.m.
Danza added to 'Concert of Love' list of performers
What: "Concert of Love."
9:17 a.m.
Ranking TV fathers of our country
Then television came along and changed all that. There, just a few feet from gazing eyes, was the answer to all of life's problems: a kind-yet-stern TV father blessed with the wisdom of the ages ...
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gaughan: Irwindale isn't hazardous
Irwindale Speedway has had four drivers die in racing accidents since the half-mile track opened in 1999, but Las Vegas driver Brendan Gaughan insists the Southern California track is not inherently dangerous.
9:10 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:15 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Salt Lake City
WP--Hensley, Springer.
8:58 a.m.
Las Vegas' struggles at home continue vs. Stingers
Given a choice, the 51s would definitely throw back their 10-4 loss to Salt Lake on Thursday night.
8:54 a.m.
PBA Gold Coast
Round of 32
8:54 a.m.
LV's Troy Herbst assumes overall, Class 1 points leads in SCORE
The youngest of the three brothers on the Terrible Herbst Motorsports team, Herbst has forged an unparalleled SCORE desert-racing record. Since 1997, the 36-year-old Herbst has won the unlimited Class 1 five consecutive years and ...
8:53 a.m.
Name change under way for Vegas charitable group
The M.A.F.I.A was rubbed out before it got a foothold in Las Vegas, to be replaced by an as yet-to-be-determined acronym.
8:52 a.m.
Officer wears love of father as badge of honor
Editor's note: Clarke Paris is a sergeant with Metro Police and has spent the past 18 years a police officer. He founded CRAVE -- Cops Racing Against Violence through Education -- and has been one ...
8:52 a.m.
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Cup Finale
Bareback riding: 1. Clint Corey (Powell Butte, Ore.), 90 points on Sankey Rodeo's Exotic Trail, $3,916.67; 2. Wes Stevenson (Kaufman, Texas), 88, $2,937.50; 3. Lan LaJeunesse (Morgan, Utah), 86, $1,958.33; and 4/5. Scott Montague (Wall, ...
8:52 a.m.
Review: 'Scooby-Doo' needs to be fixed
8:51 a.m.
Everything old is cool at 'Vegas Cruise'
What: "Vegas Cruise."
8:46 a.m.
DVD review: Lemmon is clear winner of 'The Great Race'
Blake Edwards made "The Great Race" in 1965, after the first two "Pink Panther" movies. The movie was loosely based on an actual road race that took place in 1908, but it owed more to ...
8:46 a.m.
Performing arts June 14, 2002
Plays staged
8:45 a.m.
The artistry of 'O' not watered down
At the end of "O" the curtain closes by going up, rather than coming down. A large wicker basket glides onto the stage and when it lands, red cloth flies from the basket and flows ...
8:44 a.m.
Review: Violence blows away 'Windtalkers' story
8:44 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Join the trend: Take Dad to dinner
Did you know that taking Dad out to dinner on Father's Day is gaining in popularity? This is according to the National Restaurant Association's Holiday Dining 2000 Survey. NRA's Father's Day dining tracking shows a ...
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Tom Jones turns Manhattan into a free-for-all
For a while last weekend international singing legend Tom Jones was a lounge entertainer.
8:41 a.m.
On Display for June 14, 2002
Sue Cotter's handmade sculptural books are on display Tuesday through July 28 at West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd.
8:40 a.m.
Datebook for June 14, 2002
Clark County Parks and Community Services Department continues its "Friday Family Film Fest" with a screening of "The Princess Diaries" at 8:15 p.m. today at Mountain Crest Park, 4701 N. Durango Drive. Admission is free; ...
8:39 a.m.
Cirque to offer more acts to flip for on the Strip
Hold onto your trapeze, more acrobats are coming to Las Vegas.
8:39 a.m.
Review: Spy genre is 'Bourne' again
'The Bourne Identity'
8:38 a.m.
Sevendust members fighting to be heard
What: KXTE 107.5-FM's "Our Big Concert 5" with System of a Down, P.O.D., Rob Zombie, Cypress Hill, Sevendust, Jerry Cantrell, Xecuctioners, Gravity Kills, Unwritten Law, Third Strike, Finch and Pulse Ultra.
8:35 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Real fathers will fight
Brian Greenspun is editor of the Las Vegas Sun.
5:52 a.m.
Letter: Design doesn't endorse war
The director of DMV also advises the NTS Historical Foundation to "submit another design." We must ask the governor and his staff to identify what is currently "politically correct" before we can select another design. ...
5:32 a.m.
Letter: Privatization of justice system won't work
5:32 a.m.
Oh, Carroll
By Jerry Fink
5:30 a.m.
Columnist Sandy Thompson: Open hearings would strengthen child's voice
Sandy Thompson is vice president/associate editor of the Las Vegas Sun. She can be reached at [email protected] or (702) 259-4025.
5:29 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Realizing Dad wasn't infallible
Susan Snyder's column appears Fridays Sundays and Tuesdays. Reach her at [email protected] or (702) 259-4082.
5:29 a.m.
Columnist Ben Grove: Sniping over taxes; taking bomb plot in stride
Benjamin Grove covers Washington, D.C., for the Sun. He can be reached at [email protected] or (202) 628-3100, Ext. 269.
5:27 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Homeland security issue opening doors for Gibbons
Erin Neff covers politics for the Sun. She can be reached at (702) 259-4062 or by e-mail at [email protected]
5:27 a.m.
Editorial: Follow up on patient well-being
Rawson used the word "astounded" to describe his reaction upon hearing that 75 Nevadans in the Medicaid program have been transferred to either Utah or Idaho. When he asked what steps are being taken to ...
5:26 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Culinary to mount big push downtown
EXACTLY A MONTH ago the Culinary Union and Strip megaresorts were far apart in contract talks when more than 20,000 union members poured into the Thomas & Mack Center to authorize a strike.
5:26 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Doctors pursue their holy grail
Jon Ralston hosts the public affairs program Face to Face on Las Vegas ONE and also publishes the Ralston Report. Ralston can be reached at [email protected] or (702) 870-7997.
5:18 a.m.
Editorial: No need to redefine the Clean Air Act
With many coal-fired plants now in need of serious upgrades, the utility industry has persuaded the Bush administration to consider redefining the act, so that upgrades and expansions can take place without having to bother ...
5:17 a.m.
No end in sight for medical malpractice insurance dilemma
WEEKEND EDITION: June 16, 2002
5:16 a.m.
Mistreated child would benefit from opportunity to attend camp
Some children who apply for Sun camperships have not known what it's like to be a child.
5:15 a.m.
Teen volunteers get chance to travel, learn
WEEKEND EDITION: June 15, 2002
5:15 a.m.

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