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Archive for June 21, 2002

Seastrand elected regents chairman
Despite a crowded field of six candidates vying for chairman of the state Board of Regents, the 11-member board made a seamless and unanimous decision to elect Regent Doug Seastrand to the position Thursday.
11:42 a.m.
News briefs for June 21, 2002
Summer officially arrived at 6:40 a.m. today, but instead of scorching temperatures the Las Vegas daytime high will be below normal, the National Weather Service forecast says.
11:41 a.m.
Work on new apartments nears completion
Work on new apartments nears completion
11:38 a.m.
Partnership working to help homeless teenagers
Herman Wilson ran away from home in Mississippi at age 14 after an older cousin put a gun to his head. He left when his grandparents, who were raising him, refused to believe him, he ...
11:37 a.m.
State, UNLV dispute cost of building
CARSON CITY -- A "turf war" is developing between the state Public Works Board and UNLV over construction of a $75 million science and engineering building on the Las Vegas campus.
11:30 a.m.
Nevada economy is still creating jobs
CARSON CITY -- Unemployment in May in Nevada held steady at 5.5 percent compared to the prior month -- but it was still higher than the 4.4 percent of a year ago.
11:29 a.m.
Forum Shops owner in Vegas mall deal
Chelsea Property Group said today that is partnering with Simon Property Group, owner and operator of the Forum Shops at Caesars, to build Chelsea's 430,000-square-foot, $90 million outlet mall in downtown Las Vegas.
11:29 a.m.
City loses battle to keep money from overpaid parking fines
The state of Nevada has won its fight with the city of Las Vegas over $400,000 to $500,000 in parking ticket fines that were overpaid.
11:28 a.m.
UMC reports more doctor defections
Seventeen physicians plan to resign from University Medical Center, joining the ranks of health care providers who say they are fed up with Nevada's rising medical malpractice insurance costs, a top medical official said today.
11:28 a.m.
Court upholds ban on casino donations
Chief Justice Pascal Calogero and two other judges said the court should have struck down the law, as it did a law against donations from anyone with a video poker license.
11:28 a.m.
Licensing for Ritz-Carlton approved
CARSON CITY -- An upscale hotel and casino at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson is scheduled to open next January, a week before the Super Bowl.
11:27 a.m.
Man says he overheard LV terrorist plot
The FBI is investigating a Henderson man's claims that he accidentally intercepted a cell phone conversation between two men discussing a plot to allegedly "hit" Las Vegas "on the day of freedom."
11:27 a.m.
Exec: Cooperation key to keeping tourism vibrant
The different sectors of the travel industry -- transportation, lodging and restaurants -- must work as partners to change public policy and revive tourism, an industry leader said in Las Vegas Thursday.
11:27 a.m.
Local officials not lured to city manager post
The chance to help lead the city of Las Vegas failed to generate interest from officials working in neighboring governments, except for the city manager of Boulder City.
11:26 a.m.
Ruling next week on Parks vs. Parks
A potential precedent-setting case that politicians are watching with great interest provided plenty of drama Thursday but no resolution about David Parks vs. David Parks.
11:26 a.m.
Limits issued on new policies
The action is being taken to counter a net loss of $5 billion reported in 2001, when a series of natural disasters caused claims to increase dramatically, State Farm spokesman Phil Supple said Thursday.
11:18 a.m.
Former banker acquitted of felony charges
A former bank executive known for his all-night rave parties was acquitted Thursday in Salt Lake City of charges he possessed methamphetamine and exposed his daughter to pornography. Both were third-degree felonies, punishable by up ...
11:17 a.m.
Comer named CEO of NLV hospital
Jeff Comer, who recently served as CEO of Parkview Regional Health System in Mexia, Texas, near Waco, was selected to administer the 198-bed hospital. He replaces Bill Moore, who has become the executive director of ...
11:17 a.m.
Vegas firm makes Fortune list
Companies are ranked based on a combination of revenue growth, earnings per share growth and stock returns.
11:17 a.m.
Shareholders asked for lobbying help
"To the extent you have contacts with members of legislative bodies, I urge you to talk with them about alternative gaming," he said at the company's annual shareholders' meeting at Trackside.
11:17 a.m.
No one budging on Culinary talks
Contract talks between the Culinary Union and several downtown hotels ended Thursday without any movement on both sides.
11:17 a.m.
Review: 'Lilo and Stitch' is fast relief
Grade: *** 1/2
10:10 a.m.
Review: 'Report' a snazzy superficiality by Spielberg
'Minority Report'
10:07 a.m.
Sons of slain woman allowed to testify in stepfather's trial
The sons of a slain Las Vegas woman will be allowed to testify that a man caught on video sneaking into their mother's home the morning she was killed was their stepfather, District Judge Jeffrey ...
10:03 a.m.
Murder trial ends as Turner decides to plead guilty
A North Las Vegas man accused of killing a young mother over a dispute with her husband pleaded guilty Thursday during a break in his trial.
10:03 a.m.
Colorado River virus identified
Health officials have tentatively identified the cause of a gastrointestinal illness reported by rafters on the Colorado River as a common virus.
10:02 a.m.
New trial ordered in presidential threats
CARSON CITY -- A Reno man convicted of threatening the life of President Clinton by distributing leaflets and letters suggesting Clinton should be killed, is going to get a new trial.
10:00 a.m.
Regents slice budget almost in half
The state's budget crunch had the Board of Regents worried enough to cut a list of proposed enhancements nearly in half Thursday so it would have a better chance of passing the governor's approval.
9:58 a.m.
Obituaries for June 21, 2002
Alfred J. Anescheck, 74, of Las Vegas died June 14 in Las Vegas. He was born Nov. 25, 1927, in Pennsylvania. A resident for 20 years, he was an accountant and a Navy veteran.
9:58 a.m.
Fight over mental evaluation to go to high court
The state Supreme Court will decide whether attorneys prosecuting a Las Vegas man accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death in front of their 6-year-old son will examine the man's psychological evaluations.
9:56 a.m.
Pet store owner pleads not guilty
Judy Palmieri, 54, faces seven counts of obtaining money under false pretenses when she goes to trial Oct. 28.
9:56 a.m.
Dennis fired by UNLV
It was just two years ago that Karen Dennis was the head coach of the U.S. Olympic women's track and field team in Sydney, Australia.
9:55 a.m.
Mexican fans hyped for rematch
Francisco Alejandre can remember when a Saturday night dance was the biggest cultural event for Hispanics in Las Vegas.
9:54 a.m.
Two 51s players picked for all-star game
In a vote of media members and team personnel, Thurston was elected as the PCL's starting second baseman. Allen was named to the team as a reserve.
9:54 a.m.
Apex developers seek approval for community
Apex Industrial Park developers were scheduled to submit conceptual designs today for a neighborhood they hope to construct in the area, which is designated to keep high-risk manufacturing plants away from homes.
9:53 a.m.
Clarification
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:52 a.m.
One killed, two injured in shooting
Two men went to a home on Leonard Avenue near Owens Avenue and K Street, and an argument began with three other men inside the home. Several shots were fired and the three men inside ...
9:48 a.m.
Vegas sports on TV/Radio
Friday
9:48 a.m.
Reid hopes to cut Yucca budget again
WASHINGTON -- As Nevada's senators try to derail a vote on Yucca Mountain, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is working behind the scenes to cut the nuclear waste dump project's annual budget.
9:48 a.m.
Letter: Enough study, settle dump issue
The repository designs the DOE is looking at could withstand an earthquake with 1,000 times more energy than last Friday's and a regional earthquake with 30,000 times more energy than the one reported this morning.
9:42 a.m.
Letter: Administration caters to rich
This situation explains why the Bush administration so blatantly favors the nation's very rich. It explains why it favors making permanent the death tax repeal, and the tax cut, which so heavily favors the country's ...
9:42 a.m.
Letter: Rampant growth threat to all in the valley
Suppose it eases their conscience to lay the blame on us. And if we all conserve, then maybe they can justify stretching our limited resources even closer to the breaking point? When will they wake ...
9:42 a.m.
Editorial: Execution ruling is thoughtful
The case prompting the ruling concerned a Virginia inmate who had kidnapped an Air Force enlisted man, robbed him for beer money, and then shot him to death. The killer's lawyers argued that his IQ ...
9:40 a.m.
Editorial: 'Cause for Concern' is cause for alarm
We share his outrage when two men with video cameras wave a few bucks in front of homeless people and egg them on to violence, such as fighting and butting their heads into newsstands. Metro ...
9:40 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Don't reward terrorists
CONDOLEEZZA RICE, SECURITY ADVISER to President George W. Bush, put her finger on a major problem when appearing last week before the editorial board of The Mercury News, the newspaper published in San Jose, Calif.. ...
9:39 a.m.
Community briefs for June 21, 2002
Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Center of Excellence, 100 N. Green Valley Parkway, Suite No. 330, will host a class on the causes and treatments of depression at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
9:32 a.m.
'Whoops' revue more than just old jokes
What: "Whoops! Or How to Age Ungracefully."
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: There's value in siding with Morales
Revenge is a sufficiently motivating factor in settling any score and in the case of Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Erik Morales it not only can't be dismissed, it has to be accentuated.
9:21 a.m.
Marsh fire just the beginning
After 50 acres of marshes east of Las Vegas burned Thursday morning, local firefighters said they are gearing up for the worst wildland fire season in memory.
9:21 a.m.
Goodman criticizes use of anti-Yucca money
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman criticized the anti-Yucca Mountain advertising campaign on Thursday, saying that if the city's $150,000 contribution went toward television commercials, it could have been better spent.
9:20 a.m.
Taking edge off danger: Driving class shows teens how to handle emergency situations
For more information on the Driver's Edge program, call 896-6482 or visit driversedge.org
9:20 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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9:16 a.m.
Smile, taggers, you may be on the city's camera
Taggers beware: If you plan to leave your mark on the city with spray paint, you might be on camera.
9:15 a.m.
Peter, Paul & Mary still part of folklore
Who: Peter, Paul & Mary.
9:14 a.m.
Medal of Honor awarded to five Metro Police officers
Sheriff Jerry Keller awarded the Medal of Honor to five gang detectives for their actions last June while confronting a murder suspect who was holding a gun on his girlfriend.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: San Fernando Band is still on the run
The seven members of the San Fernando Band rehearsed in the Per's Video & Audio Studio in a Henderson industrial park this week, preparing for a rare gig. Jobs for musicians are tight in Las ...
9:13 a.m.
Political notebook: Candidate straddles Colorado River for two campaigns
If a double-sided campaign sign were erected on the Laughlin side of the Colorado River, it could hype a candidate for public administrator on its face and the same guy for Congress on the rear.
9:13 a.m.
Review: Having a 'Ball' with Thornton and Berry
There are no monsters in "Monster's Ball" (Lion's Gate Home Entertainment, $24.99), unless you count Billy Bob Thornton. When the camera isn't rolling, he's a terror -- he makes all sorts of cringe-inducing scatological jokes ...
9:11 a.m.
Performing arts for June 21, 2002
Plays staged
9:10 a.m.
Datebook for June 21, 2002
Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services will screen a G-rated movie from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Clark Community School, 3074 Arville St. Admission is free. Call 365-9272.
9:10 a.m.
Brenner back at home in Vegas
Who: David Brenner and Kevin Pollak.
9:09 a.m.
Greek Isles' tribute to Rat Pack hits mark
Co-producers Dick Feeney and Sandy Hackett have succeeded in recapturing the essence and the ambience of the original Sands Rat Pack days with "The Tribute to Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean," in the Greek Isles ...
9:08 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Get your Phil of Brenner this weekend
When I think David Brenner, appearing with Kevin Pollak through Sunday at Paris Las Vegas Le Theatre Des Arts, I think of Philadelphia ... When I think of Philadelphia, I think Philly steaks, Philadelphia cream ...
9:07 a.m.
On display for June 21, 2002
An exhibit by members of the Nevada Pastel Society is on display Thursday through Sept. 8 at Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road.
9:07 a.m.
Family film fest on tap
The eight-week festival begins Thursday and is free to children and adults.
9:06 a.m.
Vision comes to fruition for Rothermel, Neverett
At a glance
9:05 a.m.
Stages of life
A press release claims the 16th annual "Ribbon of Life" will be "The largest production show ever staged in Las Vegas."
9:04 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Durango hopes to bounce back in Legion play
The 2002 high school baseball season hardly could have been a bigger disappointment for the Durango Trailblazers.
9:03 a.m.
Letter to the sports editor: Soccer fan strikes back
To say that soccer's popularity has " ... nothing to do with the game" but rather because all that is needed is a ball and the ability to jog is blatantly wrong. Just because it's ...
9:01 a.m.
Letter to the sports editor: Dave Ross' biggest fans
We especially would like to say thanks to Ron Kantowski for the column on David titled "51s' catcher quiets hecklers" (May 28).
9:01 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Rejoicing a purple reign
Looks like I can still pick a winner, in spite of that unfortunate turn of events in Election 2000.
9:01 a.m.
Letter to the sports editor: Tiger needs more praise
Roger Maltbie and Johnny Miller, I suspect, have sold out to the network. They are duty-bound to try to provoke conflict, even to provoke Woods to anger and, perhaps, a rash sound bite. Among the ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter to the sports editor: Juipe over analyst Miller
At one point, Johnny Miller went off on an anti-Tiger tirade, attempting to make the viewership think he might blow his lead and the tournament. Boy, that's objective, unbiased reporting.
8:59 a.m.
Ultimate Fighting featured on free TV
The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Las Vegas on Saturday with a new wrinkle -- free TV.
8:58 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: The other Gordon is hanging tough
It could be argued that Robby Gordon is having less success this season than in any of his previous attempts to make it in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.
8:54 a.m.
Rally kicks off quest to save basketball
Last year, Ted Boyack watched with great pride as his daughter, Brittney, played for the middle school basketball team at Lawrence Junior High School.
8:51 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Salt Lake
P--Jones. HBP--Ross (by Lackey).
8:49 a.m.
51s' schedule
The Las Vegas 51s' 2002 Pacific Coast League schedule. All times local:
8:43 a.m.
Letter: Prudent tactic to kill plate design
Linda Smith, board member of the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation, wrote in a letter last Sunday that it was "political correctness" that dictated the replacement of the mushroom cloud on the specialized Nevada license ...
4:55 a.m.
Letter: Powell would forsake our only ally in Mideast
Just like leaving Saddam Hussein in place after the Gulf War, Powell has a different future in mind for the Middle East. He is the closest thing the current administration has to a terrorist sympathizer ...
4:55 a.m.
Editorial: Monitor drug use of baseball players
After Sports Illustrated magazine's recent story about the extent of steroid use in baseball, it's time for Major League Baseball to ban steroids and institute random drug testing of its players. What's good for the ...
4:54 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Yucca rhetoric reaches new low
Yet, here we are, 20 years after, perhaps literally on the eve of a vote that could be the last one ever on this issue as a process started in 1982 is consummated (can't avoid ...
4:53 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Lawmakers can't ignore ads by gaming, mining firms
The state's leading industries -- gaming and mining -- want you and me and the politicians to know that they are good citizens who pay taxes and shouldn't be burdened because a few newcomers are ...
4:52 a.m.
Medical malpractice: The costs of coverage
WEEKEND EDITION: June 23, 2002
4:51 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: These anti-Yucca activists are driven
Consider Indiana activist Chris Williams, who last week had been on the road for 11 days hauling a 20-foot, gray wooden mock version of the steel containers that would be used to haul nuclear waste ...
4:49 a.m.
Editorial: Betrayal just around the corner
Hmmm. Now why does the situation in California have such a familiar ring?
4:48 a.m.
Matter-of-Fact Lee
WEEKEND EDITION: June 23, 2002
3:08 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Defeat a chicken? Good cluck
It's not because Ginger the Chicken plays tic-tac-toe. It's amazing that some people think she -- it -- actually does.
3:07 a.m.
Columnist Sandy Thompson: Duo aims high to care for foster children
The women did. They formed Child Focus, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring siblings are kept together and that they only have one placement while in the system.
3:07 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: More Saudi nose-thumbing
The testimony of Patricia M. Roush about the loss of her two daughters has been a living nightmare for all concerned during the past 16 years and it continues. The games played by our State ...
3:06 a.m.
Henderson hospital keeps up with growth
There are very few constants in Southern Nevada -- change being the most prevalent and Hoover Dam the most enduring.
3:05 a.m.
Straight-A student needs help for camp
She is a single mother caring for two children and says she doesn't have a lot of time to get her son into sports programs and other activities he wants to be involved in.
3:03 a.m.
St. Rose Dominican highlights
Highlights in the history of St. Rose Dominican Hospital:
3:02 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Union looks to Boyd for some help
"The challenge is we have a situation where we've always had a bit of a different contract between downtown and the Strip," Culinary Secretary-Treasurer D. Taylor says. "We're trying to blend in the differences with ...
3:01 a.m.

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