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Archive for June 25, 2002

Former commissioner settles lawsuit over campaign flier
Lance Malone packed up his Clark County Commission office nearly two years ago, having lost his seat in part, he has claimed, due to a vicious campaign flier sent anonymously to voters.
11:24 a.m.
SBA office reopens
The office is located in the Las Vegas Business Center.
11:16 a.m.
Crime didn't pay that well for killer
The take How much affidavits say Jose Vigoa netted in each of his robberies:
11:16 a.m.
Marathon walker headed toward LV
BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. -- Karl Bushby had a glassy, vaguely derelict look about him Sunday afternoon, as if he was not all there, not quite settled in the front room of a curtained, jam-packed, double-wide ...
11:14 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Ward Burton has had few positives this year
Ward Burton's 40th-place finish in Sunday's Dodge/Save Mart 350 at Sears Point Raceway typified the way the season has gone since he won his first Daytona 500 back in February.
11:14 a.m.
Guinn urged to keep cap on liability
Three Clark County commissioners urged Gov. Kenny Guinn to call a special legislative session to extend University Medical Center's $50,000 cap on liability damages to all physicians who work in the hospital's trauma center and ...
11:10 a.m.
Killer of four could be center of death penalty case
CARSON CITY -- An appeal that challenges Nevada's use of the death penalty has been postponed while the lawyers involved study a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that says juries, not judges, should decide when ...
11:10 a.m.
Arena might lose main tenant
The city of Las Vegas could lose the main tenant of a proposed downtown arena as Charles Davenport, owner of the Las Vegas Wranglers, is looking at a potential competitor to house his minor league ...
11:08 a.m.
Cheaper gas sends summer travelers down the highway
Air-weary travelers are taking to the nation's roads again, and are doing so at a savings of about 14 cents per gallon since one year ago, according to a recently released AAA survey.
11:08 a.m.
3 Republicans may oppose Yucca dump
WASHINGTON -- Three Republican senators may vote against a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said this morning.
11:07 a.m.
News briefs for June 25, 2002
Metro Police continued this morning to search for a 14-year-old Las Vegas boy accused of gunning down his 14-year-old girlfriend early Sunday.
11:05 a.m.
Columbia River plan pushed
Tribal leaders say that would generate cash flow while their permanent casino is being built.
11:05 a.m.
Lawyer appointed to board
Gov. George Ryan appointed Chicago lawyer Violet Clark to fill a vacancy on the board. She will complete the term of Robert Mariano, who stepped down in April.
11:05 a.m.
Vegas lender in Texas deal
Under the agreement, Vestin Mortgage has the right of first refusal on funding loans that Advantage Capital originates. Advantage Capital will receive an origination fee in exchange for that right of first refusal.
11:05 a.m.
Profit up for big LV builder
The builder said net income rose 62 percent to a new second quarter record of $64.1 million, or $1.42 per share, from $39.5 million or $1.07 in the same quarter of 2001.
11:05 a.m.
Regulators drop taxi tip rule
The Nevada Taxicab Authority will strike a regulation restricting tips to cab drivers so that regulators can instead focus on other consumer issues.
10:58 a.m.
Big Nevada insurer wants to hike auto premiums
CARSON CITY -- State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. has asked state Insurance Commission Alice Molasky Arman to raise rates by 3.7 percent on its 197,432 cars in Nevada to bring in an extra $6 ...
10:56 a.m.
Analyst slashes Internet gambling revenue estimate
Recent actions by major credit card companies to stop accepting online wagers may reduce revenue for Internet gambling operations by as much as 20 percent, a Wall Street analyst said.
10:56 a.m.
Priest waives preliminary hearing in sex case
Roberts' lawyer, George Foley Sr., told Henderson Justice of the Peace Rodney T. Burr that they accepted the evidence prosecutors had and preferred to go straight to the arraignment, set for July 16 in District ...
10:55 a.m.
Former bartenders sue Caesars Palace
The bartenders, who are also members of Local 165 of the Bartenders and Beverage Dispensers Union, an affiliate of the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International (Culinary) Union, sued Park Place in U.S. District Court.
10:50 a.m.
Wynn joining forces with Okada
The billionaire owner of the world's second-largest slot-machine manufacturer is the principal partner of Las Vegas gaming mogul Steve Wynn's casino-resort project in the Chinese state of Macau, Wynn announced Monday.
10:48 a.m.
Sports ticker for June 25, 2002
Dominik Hasek wanted to become a Detroit Red Wing to complete his resume with a Stanley Cup.
10:01 a.m.
Durango High hires new baseball coach to replace Gomez
When it came time to select a new baseball coach to head a program that has been a model for success in recent years, Durango High School simply looked into its past.
9:58 a.m.
Magic is back and pounding the court
Running -- OK, jogging -- up and down the court, calling out plays, flipping the passes that earned him the nickname "Magic" and trying his best to entertain the estimated 500 fans who showed up ...
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: LV Events working on major soccer offering
Last week in this space, while noting that a throng of 6,500 local soccer fans/insomniacs showed up at midnight to watch the U.S. soccer team beat Mexico -- or given their allegiance, to watch Mexico ...
9:57 a.m.
MGM fighter collapses, dies
Asked to say a few words from his seat at the dais, Pedro Alcazar drew a chuckle from the assembled press conference crowd by keeping his comments to an absolute minimum.
9:56 a.m.
Gambling expansion proceeds in three states
TEMECULA, Calif. -- The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians has come a long way since 1995, when it first welcomed gamblers to a casino made of tents and vinyl-sided trailers.
9:53 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Wednesday's races at Hollywood Park
1st Race -- FABULOUS GAMBLE -- Rollins aboard Dutton trainee for own Dutton Stables, draws good post for sprint opener, Fabulous looks like right Gamble here. CHALIFIOUX -- Hustling Pedroza scales main man Carava trainee, ...
9:52 a.m.
Wednesday horse racing entries
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9:50 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Got anything to say? Then say it today
Greg Maddux said it just the other day.
9:48 a.m.
6 executed by orders of judges
Six men have been executed in Nevada by order of three-judge panels -- among them Jesse Bishop, one of the first people put to death in the United States after the death penalty was reinstated ...
9:47 a.m.
Killer of four could be center of death penalty test
CARSON CITY -- The case that court experts say will clarify the future of Nevada's use of the death penalty has been postponed while the lawyers involved study a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that ...
9:46 a.m.
School Board gives good marks to superintendent
Clark County schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia received high marks Monday for his second-year job performance evaluation, School Board members said.
9:45 a.m.
Man sought in slaying at nightclub
A man entered the Mariachi Cantina Nightclub in the 500 block of East Sahara Avenue Saturday and started arguing with Botello-Segundo.
9:44 a.m.
Man dies from stab wound
The man was found about 11:30 p.m. Monday on Tara Avenue near Arville Street with a stab wound in his abdomen, Metro Police said.
9:44 a.m.
Future of community access TV station remains in doubt
A funny thing happened on the way to a more professional BC-TV.
9:43 a.m.
Search continues for teen accused of killing girl, 14
Once located, Ramiro Lopez will be charged as an adult and booked into the Clark County jail, said Lt. Tom Monahan of Metro's homicide unit.
9:43 a.m.
Obituaries for June 25, 2002
Hilda Leah Barham, 96, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., died Saturday in Lake Havasu City. She was born Sept. 6, 1905, in Peach Orchard, Ark. A former Las Vegas resident from 1964 to 1994, she ...
9:29 a.m.
Judge must rule on candidate residency
County Commission E candidate Michael Williams is being challenged by representatives of incumbent Democrat Myrna Williams, who allege the challenger does not live in the apartment he listed when he filed for office.
9:08 a.m.
Man accused of threatening Reid, others pleads not guilty
A Las Vegas man accused of mailing letters that threatened the lives of four members of Congress, including Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., pleaded not guilty to a five-count indictment in U.S. District Court Monday.
9:07 a.m.
State gets poor grade for traffic
CARSON CITY -- Motorists in Las Vegas are spending an extra 31 hours a year driving to and from work because of the growing traffic snarls, a new report says.
9:06 a.m.
Ex-senior care operator sentenced
Richard Allen Smith, 48, will also have to pay $453,000 to the victim, but Chief Deputy District Attorney Valerie Adair said he deserved jail time because of the amount of money involved and abuse of ...
9:05 a.m.
Striking CAT drivers to vote on new proposal
Las Vegas has been down this bumpy road before, but striking bus drivers and the local system's operating company once again have a tentative agreement that could end a five-week labor action that has stranded ...
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Stand tall against terror
It is a constant fear tactic that is destroying our economy in whole. The stock market is at the 9/11 lows and may get lower, people are in constant fear and afraid to make any ...
8:52 a.m.
Letter: Heavy people treated unfairly
Obesity has many causes, and most heavy persons surely resent the condition they have. "Fat" people are frequently the subject of ridicule, often suffer from low self-esteem, have a condition that may be hereditary and ...
8:52 a.m.
Letter: Many doctors have no choice but to leave
This crisis is not manufactured, it is real. We are not the first state to go through this. To understand the end result of this crisis, we need only to look at what is happening ...
8:51 a.m.
Marijuana petition gathers necessary signatures for ballot
CARSON CITY -- A proposed constitutional amendment to allow adults to have a small amount of marijuana without being charged with a crime has cleared its first hurdle, the secretary of state's office said Monday.
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: Let's learn from our mistakes this time
That explosion at the plant, which produced the rocket-fuel oxidizer ammonium perchlorate, killed two people, injured 350 and caused $70 million in property damage. Government decided this should never happen again and helped set up ...
8:50 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Cooler heads prevail
You can't imagine what it was like in Washington, D.C., last week for the folks in the offices of Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign who have been working night and day to stop the ...
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: Goodman 'art' brings city shame
Some people will fault the gallery, no doubt, but the fault lies with Goodman for being so misinformed and so unenlightened as to engage in such a demeaning antic when the issue of homelessness cries ...
8:49 a.m.
Teachers, school district resume contract talks
Clark County school administrators and teachers -- at the urging of the arbitrator assigned to decide their salary dispute -- are taking one more crack at mediation, district officials said Monday.
8:48 a.m.
Deputy budget director to retire
Hataway, 62, has been with the budget office since 1988 and has been responsible for the educational budgets for more than 12 years.
8:48 a.m.
Community briefs for June 25, 2002
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers hikes, walks and programs free of charge, but reservations are required. To make reservations or for more information, call 363-1922. Some upcoming programs:
8:48 a.m.
Drought prompts wild horse roundup
Nevada's wild horses are feeling the heat. And for creatures that depend on vegetation for their survival, this summer's drought could mean disaster.
8:47 a.m.
Immunization schedule for June 25, 2002
RAVENHOLT PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 625 Shadow Lane, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:47 a.m.
Double take: Celebrity mimics on display at Impersonators Convention
"It has always been a lifelong dream of mine to sleep with Sandra Bullock," said the 48-year-old resident of Boulder, Colo. "The way things are turning out, I'm not sure that's going to happen. At ...
8:34 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A heavy burden for Southwest
They endure the wrath of passengers whose baggage is overweight, or too big, or too numerous. They are the ones who have to select which passengers will be randomly searched and prodded.
8:16 a.m.
Former Clark County Commissioner Tom Wiesner dies
Wiesner, a noted University of Nevada-Las Vegas booster who is credited with bringing together UNLV and his alma mater Wisconsin for a series of football games dating back to the 1980s, stepped down from his ...
6:17 a.m.
Report: State gets D-plus in traffic congestion
CARSON CITY -- Motorists in Las Vegas are spending an extra 31 hours a year driving to and from work because of the growing traffic snarls, a new report says.
4:35 a.m.

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