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Archive for June 27, 2002

Varian Medical Systems celebrates grand opening
Varian Medical Systems celebrates grand opening
11:32 a.m.
News briefs for June 27, 2002
Traffic came to a standstill early this morning on Interstate 15 southbound just past Blue Diamond Road after a three-car accident involving a pickup, a motorhome and a tractor-trailer spread debris across the freeway.
11:18 a.m.
RTC to cut eight bus routes
The Regional Transportation Commission proposes the cutbacks in bus service on the following routes:
11:18 a.m.
Cendant buys luxury condo broker
Sunshine Group, which is based in New York and has offices in Florida and Las Vegas, represents building owners such as Donald Trump in the sales of high-end condominium homes.
11:18 a.m.
Home sales steady
Home builders in the county sold 1,914 new homes in May, up from 1,885 new homes in May 2001.
11:18 a.m.
Newspaper show planned
The Newspaper Association of America announced that its Newspaper Operations SuperConference, normally staged in January, would be conducted at the same time as NEXPO, the association's June technology show. The NAA, which concluded its NEXPO ...
11:18 a.m.
Labor Department files suit
The Labor Department sued the contractors in U.S. District Court to recover lost wages on behalf of John Dempsey, a Jemison employee who was allegedly transferred on Jan. 7, 2000, from the Aladdin job site ...
11:18 a.m.
High court hears arguments over psychiatric examinations
CARSON CITY -- A Clark County prosecutor told the Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday that the district attorney's office was entitled to have an independent psychiatric examination of Alfred Centofanti, III, who is awaiting trial in ...
11:15 a.m.
Alleged heroin dealer in Binion case indicted
The man police allege sold Ted Binion 12 balloons of black tar heroin the night before he was murdered by his live-in girlfriend and her boyfriend has been indicted on drug charges.
11:15 a.m.
Culinary Union officials predict strike downtown
A high-ranking Culinary Union official this morning predicted a strike of 2,400 downtown union members after a deadline for a new settlement passes on midnight Sunday.
11:14 a.m.
Apex developers push for residential community
Thirteen years ago fearful Southern Nevadans convinced lawmakers to designate 45 square miles of barren desert for high-risk factories after a Henderson rocket fuel plant exploded, rattling homes and killing two workers.
11:12 a.m.
Doubt in cause of death cited in Binion appeal
Famed law professor Alan Dershowitz asked the Nevada Supreme Court this morning to overturn Sandy Murphy's murder conviction because jurors were split on the cause of Ted Binion's death.
11:12 a.m.
Nevadans rap 1998 Abraham letter
WASHINGTON -- Nevada lawmakers say a 4-year-old letter written by then-Sen. Spencer Abraham unveils a hypocritical attitude about nuclear waste transportation.
11:12 a.m.
Pledge will be recited in county schools
Under a cloudless blue sky, more than 200 students gathered outside Kesterson Elementary School in Henderson this morning and pledged allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, one nation, under God, with ...
11:11 a.m.
Metro claims business was front for drug sales
As part of a push to curb crime in the downtown area, Metro Police used a little-known city code to arrest the owner of a Fremont Street business, saying he contributed to problems in the ...
11:11 a.m.
Flood control officials brace for monsoon season
It's strange to hear about a monsoon season in the desert, but in Southern Nevada, it doesn't rain -- it pours.
11:11 a.m.
Nuclear waste crash could kill 1,200 in Chicago
WASHINGTON -- As many as 1,228 people in Chicago could die of cancer within one year of a nuclear waste shipment accident, according to a new report that analyzed an accident scenario in 20 cities.
11:02 a.m.
Drivers vote to end strike
The bus strike that has stranded thousands of Las Vegas-area riders over the last six weeks is now officially over.
11:02 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Some good advice
If that is true, generations of Americans paid nickels, dimes, quarters and more for almost half a century to get the best advice they ever received. It came from Ann Landers.
10:57 a.m.
Nevada Power hit with fraud lawsuit
Two downtown Las Vegas businesses filed a class-action lawsuit against Nevada Power Co. on Wednesday, alleging the power company has been over-billing and deceiving hundreds of Clark County businesses for as long as 20 years.
10:56 a.m.
NLV Police officers to face inquest in death
North Las Vegas Police officers face a coroner's inquest after a medical examiner determined a 31-year-old man who struggled in April with them died from asphyxiation, officials told the Sun Wednesday.
10:55 a.m.
Vlade was among first foreign delegates
Magic Johnson remembers when the international invasion began. It was 1989 when the Lakers drafted Yugoslavian center Vlade Divac with the 26th pick of the first round.
10:53 a.m.
Rescue Mission building unit for dads and children
As the homeless are swept from place to place and local shelters run short on beds, the Las Vegas Rescue Mission Wednesday offered some hope for the future.
10:03 a.m.
Board weighs Emerald proposal
CHICAGO -- Emerald Casino investors would get their money back and the company would surrender its gambling license under a proposal Illinois officials considered Wednesday.
10:02 a.m.
Survey: Children have easy access to online gambling
WASHINGTON -- Many gambling Internet websites lack adequate safeguards and warnings to prevent children and teenagers from placing illegal bets, federal regulators said Tuesday.
10:01 a.m.
Task force on homeless wants consultant to solve problems
After more than a year of work, a regional task force on homelessness reached a turning point Wednesday: It decided to hire a consultant to help it take its next step.
10:01 a.m.
Boxer's death continues to stump experts
The death of professional boxer Pedro Alcazar on Monday in Las Vegas continues to mystify a neurologist who treated him immediately following his fight last Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
9:51 a.m.
Revamped AC pier will have Monopoly theme
TRENTON, N.J. -- In a life-imitates-art twist, Atlantic City's Million Dollar Pier shopping mall will be transformed into an entertainment and retail complex with a "Monopoly" theme, based on the classic board game that features ...
9:50 a.m.
Gone before their times
The death of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile at age 33 Saturday caught the baseball world by surprise. For Las Vegas 51s president and general manager Don Logan, it also brought back not-so-fond memories.
9:49 a.m.
Cunningham retires after 16-year career
Having realized he wasn't in the Baltimore Ravens' plan for this season, the 39-year-old former UNLV quarterback announced his retirement Tuesday.
9:48 a.m.
Vet's struggle bears fruit
There were times Jon Sias thought he'd never see this day.
9:47 a.m.
Vegas sports on TV/Radio
9:41 a.m.
Union to protest school-building policy
Members of a labor union plan to launch a fresh round of complaints at the Clark County School District tonight, claiming officials have unfairly hired out-of-state contractors for lucrative construction jobs at the expense of ...
9:40 a.m.
Sales tax reform proposed
CARSON CITY -- A legislative study subcommittee has recommended that the law be changed to require state and local governments to collect sales taxes on items sold by public entities.
9:39 a.m.
Nevadans say Abraham letter shows hypocritical attitude
WASHINGTON -- Nevada lawmakers say a 4-year-old letter written by then-Sen. Spencer Abraham unveils a hypocritical attitude about nuclear waste transportation.
9:39 a.m.
Court hears arguments in murder case
CARSON CITY -- A Clark County prosecutor told the Nevada Supreme Court Wednesday that the district attorney's office was entitled to have an independent psychiatric examination of Alfred Centofanti, III, who is awaiting trial in ...
9:35 a.m.
Teacher's aide gets probation
A 40-year-old former teacher's aide was placed on three years' probation Wednesday after the boy with whom she had an affair pleaded with the judge to keep her out of jail.
9:35 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
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9:32 a.m.
Cop who killed man was victim in another shooting
A Metro Police officer who shot and killed a man Monday morning, himself had been wounded in a shooting last year in the same area of the city.
9:30 a.m.
Obituaries for June 27, 2002
Wendy Kwai Lan Abear, 37, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. She was born Aug. 26, 1964, in Honolulu. A resident for 12 years, she was a client supervisor assistant at Bank of ...
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Is Cup fever over already?
In that I've become somewhat of a soccer buff since being first subjected to a (World) Cup check in 1994, in pains me to say that the U.S.'s infatuation with soccer already is in injury ...
9:29 a.m.
Indictment returned in killing of woman, 84
A Clark County grand jury Tuesday handed down a five-count indictment against a felon accused of sexually assaulting and murdering an 84-year-old Las Vegas woman.
9:28 a.m.
Detective charged in robbery facing firing from Metro
A Metro Police detective who is charged in a robbery at a Henderson bar now faces firing from the department, police officials told the Sun Wednesday.
9:27 a.m.
Herrera reports burglar stole computers
Clark County Commission Chairman and congressional hopeful Dario Herrera said someone burglarized his home Tuesday, stealing computers with his personal and business financial records.
9:27 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Oklahoma
Balk-- Ellis. Time -- 2:48. Attendance -- 2,082.
9:12 a.m.
State, Indians continue battle over Humboldt River water
CARSON CITY -- Another battle between the state and Indians over water has been played out before the Nevada Supreme Court.
9:11 a.m.
Court upholds decision barring young candidate
The Nevada Supreme Court has decided not to overturn a decision barring a constable candidate from the ballot -- at least for now.
9:11 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Klitschko wants to show Mercer no mercy
The opportunity to do what no man has done before -- knock out Ray Mercer -- is foremost on the mind of Wladimir Klitschko as he prepares for their Saturday fight in Atlantic City.
9:06 a.m.
Surprise: Ruiz in with new face
Preoccupied with Evander Holyfield for the past 2 1/2 years, World Boxing Association heavyweight champion John Ruiz of Las Vegas finally gets a chance to fight another man when he takes on mandatory challenger Kirk ...
9:01 a.m.
Fight schedule
9:01 a.m.
Columnist Paula Del Giudice: After nearly 10 years, I'm sure gonna miss this place
It has been almost 10 years since I wrote my first column for the Las Vegas Sun just after we moved here from Elko. I remember driving into the north side of the valley and ...
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: Scandals a drag on the market
Despite the relative good news, the stock market is in a slump. Why? It's simple, really. People have lost a great deal of faith in publicly traded corporations due to fraudulent accounting practices that recently ...
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Pledge of Allegiance is fine the way it is
Now comes a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with an opinion that the Pledge means more than allegiance to country, that it is also an endorsement of religion and violates ...
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Gun laws are misunderstood
Federal law requires licensed firearms dealers to conduct background checks on a firearms buyer; a dealer does not become exempt from federal law because of a change in sales location.
8:53 a.m.
Letter: Hamdan acted as concerned citizen
It should be more important to take heed to save lives on the Fourth of July than to worry about our economy.
8:53 a.m.
Letter: Feds can use Web to invade our privacy
The gathering of such reading lists is, and must be, anathema to every American, because it not only allows the camel's nose into the tent (apt metaphor, perhaps), but opens the floodgates to mammoths and ...
8:52 a.m.
Environmental groups try to stop Lincoln County land deal
Environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to stop the Bureau of Land Management from auctioning off 6,500 acres in Lincoln County.
8:41 a.m.
Life mirrors art: Brockovich says don't shy away from challenges
Erin Brockovich -- the woman, not the movie bearing her name -- wants to inspire people to stand up for what is right.
8:41 a.m.
Community briefs for June 27, 2002
The city of Las Vegas Saturday will break ground on a $8.8 million multi-phased park project in the northwest.
8:40 a.m.
Cadets present colors at Great U.S.A. awards
Four cadets from the Navy League's Bruce A. Van Voorhis Memorial Squadron of Sea Cadets pitched in to demonstrate American flag etiquette during the Great U.S.A. Awards program at Cunningham Elementary School in southeast Las ...
8:40 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Recalling dear friend Ann Landers
She was in Las Vegas to speak to a women's club. Because she was a columnist in the Sun, I was delegated to accompany her. That was a lucky day for me because we struck ...
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Evolving 'Splash' is emblematic of Riviera's success
The cast and management are involved in the community; a year-round commitment ... It is also extending its policy of two-for-one admissions for Nevada residents (who are required to carry valid picture IDs) throughout the ...
8:31 a.m.
Legends of the crawl: Valley residents struggling to control cockroach invasions
Less-desirable local life was also stirring. A resounding "pak!" a few feet to the left heralded the presence of a large roach that had plummeted from the elevated porch to the rocky landscape below.
8:30 a.m.

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