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Archive for June 28, 2002

Uniforms may be required at three elementary schools
Students at three Henderson elementary schools could be facing a mandatory uniform policy as early as this fall if the Clark County School Board approves a pilot study of the policy.
11:23 a.m.
Speculation arises over casino gambling merger possibilities
Riverboat casino operators Hollywood Casino Corp. and President Casinos Inc. say they are interested in selling their assets to potential buyers, a move that may spark interest from larger competitors interested in gaining a foothold ...
11:22 a.m.
Expert says credit card ban can be overcome
Moves to halt online gambling transactions using credit cards won't significantly affect major gambling sites, which are already using or exploring alternate technologies to avoid the potential pitfalls of credit card processing, a payment expert ...
11:22 a.m.
Executives continue to weigh Internet gaming
A Federal Trade Commission investigation of online gambling sites has become the latest piece of evidence in a vocal debate about how to control this largely unregulated frontier.
11:21 a.m.
Spirit planning to add second flight in November
Spirit Airlines, which inaugurated nonstop air service between Las Vegas and Detroit Thursday night, will add a second round-trip flight in November.
11:20 a.m.
Hearing set on builders' liability insurance
The hearing is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. at the Legislative Counsel Bureau offices in Las Vegas at the Sawyer Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., rooms 4401 and 4412, and in Carson City, ...
11:20 a.m.
Firm violated tax shelter rule
However, the firm neither admitted nor denied violating the regulations, which it promised to obey in the future.
11:20 a.m.
Flying casinos grounded
The specially fitted planes would have taken gamblers for four-hour spins for gambling outside Israeli airspace, circumventing Israel's antigambling laws. It received initial approval from Transportation Minister Ephraim Sneh a month ago.
11:20 a.m.
Official wants slots at tracks
Electronic gambling would relieve the state's projected $1 billion budget deficit and shore up a racing industry crippled by the growth of casino gambling, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said.
11:19 a.m.
Titus criticizes Apex proposal
CARSON CITY -- Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus has criticized a proposal to locate a planned residential community at Apex, "home of hazardous industry."
11:19 a.m.
Fans mourn death of Who's Entwistle
For information on refunds for tonight's canceled The Who concert, ticketholders should go to where they bought their ticket, or call the Hard Rock at693-5000.
11:19 a.m.
County hopes plan keeps UMC open
Jennifer David checked into a University Medical Center for outpatient surgery two years ago and ended up wheelchair-bound for life.
11:15 a.m.
Activist: Schools violate hiring statute
A labor union says Clark County School District officials are violating a state statute by not ensuring that contractors hire veterans and residents of Nevada first for work on lucrative construction projects.
11:15 a.m.
'The other' Parks ruled off ballot by judge
Although new evidence emerged Thursday linking an assembly challenger to anti-gay operatives, it was David Parks' own testimony that got him thrown off the ballot.
11:14 a.m.
Municipal leaders won't stop prayer
John Bagwell, pastor at Giving Life Ministries Christian church in Henderson, says he will listen for God's inspiration Tuesday before he leads the Henderson City Council and residents in prayer.
11:14 a.m.
Misspelled street sign becomes a royal pain
Every time native Nevadan and Italian Count Robert Deiro drives past "Count Diero Drive" south of Sahara Avenue at Hualapai Way, he shakes his head.
11:14 a.m.
Culinary, hotels 'miles' from deal
Culinary Union leader said today the chances of reaching contract agreements with Boyd Gaming and Fitzgeralds before this weekend's strike deadline are threatened because the union is "miles apart" in talks with other downtown casinos.
11:13 a.m.
Housing director Brown dies at 57
Frederick Brown, the embattled executive director of the Las Vegas Housing Authority, died this morning of apparent heart failure at a local hospital. He was 57.
11:13 a.m.
Vegas resorts continue paying travel agents
Shunned by major airlines, travel agents are finding they are still appreciated and respected by the Las Vegas casino resort industry.
11:13 a.m.
Vegas airline capacity boosted by Spirit
A new airline entered the Las Vegas market Thursday night, bringing McCarran International Airport one step closer to pre-Sept. 11 capacity levels.
11:13 a.m.
News briefs for June 28, 2002
North Las Vegas Police are searching for suspects in a drive-by shooting Thursday that left a 22-year-old man dead.
11:12 a.m.
Hotel sues LV over roller coaster
Attorney John Moran Jr. said in the lawsuit that the city council's June 5 decision was "arbitrary and capricious."
10:58 a.m.
Pledge debate hot topic at UNLV
As the nation waits for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the constitutionality of the Pledge of Allegiance, the issue is already being debated in college law and political science classes at ...
10:18 a.m.
John Entwistle: 'Ox' remembered as quiet, but powerful force
The dynamics of mike-swinging frontman Roger Daltrey. The guitar thrashing of Pete Townshend and his trademark windmill playing style. The wild pounding of late drummer Keith Moon, whose legendary on and off stage antics earned ...
10:18 a.m.
Crows still counting on Duritz as chief visionary
Duritz and his folksy-rock band from San Francisco just returned from a series of concert dates in Europe. During the interview he could be heard unzipping luggage and clothing bags.
10:17 a.m.
Obituaries for June 28, 2002
Margot W. Beuthin, 86, of Marietta, Ga., died Tuesday in Marietta. She was born Nov. 29, 1915. A former Las Vegas resident for many years, she was a former purchasing agent for the Las Vegas ...
10:11 a.m.
Powerball debuts in Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvanians no longer have to drive to adjacent states to indulge their fantasy of becoming a Powerball millionaire, as the state on Thursday became the latest to add the mega-jackpot lottery game to ...
10:11 a.m.
Life-saving information can be kept in patient's refrigerator for emergency
With that in mind, officials at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, along with KLAS Channel 8, Longs Drugs and Signature Lincoln-Mercury, have kicked off a program they hope will save lives by making information ...
10:09 a.m.
Vegas sports on TV/Radio
Friday
10:07 a.m.
'Broadway' back on Las Vegas stage
What: "Broadway Meets the Movies"
10:07 a.m.
Community briefs for June 28, 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:
10:06 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Suncoast.
10:04 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Oklahoma
Time -- 2:55. Attendance -- 2,622. Umpires: HP-- Hamilton, 1b-- Chittenden, 3b-- Gonzales.
10:02 a.m.
Ex-Penthouse Pet writes Yucca article
Lori Wagner, a former Penthouse Pet who dances part-time at the Crazy Horse Too, said she decided to write the article after President Bush -- whom she voted for -- accepted Spencer Abraham's recommendation to ...
9:56 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 1:15 p.m.
9:55 a.m.
Senate recess means action on Yucca Mountain delayed
WASHINGTON -- The Senate was scheduled to recess for a weeklong holiday today, which means senators delayed action on Yucca Mountain until they return July 8.
9:55 a.m.
Pro tourney future to be discussed
Organizers of the World Pro Basketball Challenge will meet Monday to evaluate whether to hold the eight-team basketball tournament again next year.
9:54 a.m.
Lawsuit filed over rate hike
CARSON CITY -- State Consumer Advocate Timothy Hay has sued to challenge the $485 million rate increase Nevada Power Co. was allowed to charge its customers in Clark County over the next three years.
9:54 a.m.
Volunteers not forgetting pets made homeless by fire
As rescue personnel from throughout the Southwest descend upon Arizona, eight Las Vegas men are joining the fight to save pets displaced by the worst wildfire in the state's history.
9:53 a.m.
Political notebook: Theories abound over burglary at Herrera home
With this month's marking of the 30th anniversary of Watergate, people nationwide began remembering Deep Throat and a third-rate burglary.
9:53 a.m.
Aladdin prepped for best of the 'West'
What: "West Side Story."
9:53 a.m.
Council will address selection of city manager
During Wednesday's council meeting, the members are expected to discuss how to proceed with the selection of a new city manager, following last week's release of the list of interested candidates.
9:52 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: It's a shame but the D.I. closes today
Of all the landmarks Las Vegas has lost in the past few years, none was as beautiful nor as meticulously groomed as the one that will be abandoned today.
9:52 a.m.
Doctors who treat workers injured on the job may be in for fee raise
CARSON CITY -- While physicians have been hit with big increases in medical malpractice insurance premiums, doctors who treat workers injured on the job may be in for a fee raise.
9:52 a.m.
Famous Washington portrait on display at LVAM
When: Saturday through Oct. 27.
9:51 a.m.
Goodman wants answers on hockey team's future
Mayor Oscar Goodman planned to ask some "tough questions" of the owner of the Las Vegas Wranglers on Thursday during a meeting to discuss a proposed downtown arena, but he has yet to hear from ...
9:51 a.m.
Defense spending bill includes Yucca funds
WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday approved a bill that maps out a defense spending policy for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 that includes money for Yucca Mountain.
9:51 a.m.
Supreme Court grills Binion case prosecutors
CARSON CITY -- Nevada Supreme Court justices Thursday raised several concerns about the prosecution's case against Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish in the 1998 slaying of Ted Binion.
9:51 a.m.
Rebels' Ahmad Miller signs with Texans
White was Houston's first selection in the seventh round and the 229th player picked overall. Miller was the overall 261st and last pick in the draft and the Texans' second in the round.
9:51 a.m.
Clapinski comfortable in No. 2 slot at 2B
Shortstop Chris Clapinski didn't play in the 51s' 10-9 victory over the Oklahoma Redhawks at Cashman Field on Thursday night.
9:50 a.m.
Marquette's Blankson transfers to UNLV
Blankson, a 6-foot-7 sophomore from suburban Chicago, has to sit out the coming season, per NCAA transfer rules, but will be eligible for two seasons beginning in 2003. He will get UNLV's only remaining scholarship ...
9:45 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Bush right on target
THE MIDDLE EAST POLICY of President George W. Bush shows that he has been giving more than a little thought to the Israeli-Palestinian problems. He knows the bad guys and recognizes that Palestinian Authority President ...
9:39 a.m.
Letter: Anti-dump effort waste of money
I can't understand why our leaders think it's OK to waste millions of dollars on a grass-roots ad campaign against Yucca when we have so many more urgent needs.
9:37 a.m.
Letter: GOP against drug program that would work
In a nutshell, the Bush plan is absolutely worthless when you get past all the drug-industry written rhetoric.
9:37 a.m.
Editorial: Judge right to toss state law for police
Under the law, citizens could be charged with a misdemeanor if they filed a report against a police officer and a subsequent investigation revealed that their report was in error. The law was intended to ...
9:35 a.m.
Killer loses appeal but may get parole soon
CARSON CITY -- Calvin Thompson, serving a life term for the slaying of a rival gang member in Las Vegas, has lost his appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court, but he may be getting out ...
9:33 a.m.
Lied exhibit is beholden to a motion
What: "Bodies in Motion: The Physics of Human Movement."
9:33 a.m.
Plea deal made over mail threats
Milton Thomas Black, 62, plead guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to two counts of mailing a threatening communication, and the government agreed to drop three additional threatening communication charges.
9:31 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Colicchio crafts a food winner at MGM Grand
Tom Colicchio, owner of Craftsteak, the new American steakhouse restaurant at MGM Grand, was watching the bar being stocked when I arrived for our meeting. It was a special time for Colicchio. Everything was finally ...
9:31 a.m.
Performing arts for June 28, 2002
Plays staged
9:30 a.m.
Kruseman here for LVMS sprints
Kruseman, of Ventura, Calif., is the Sprint Car Racing Association's all-time leading in main-event wins with 56. He topped Rip Williams' record last Saturday by winning the feature at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
9:29 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Dance party at Gold Coast is Taylor made
For the past 15 years Larry Taylor has been having a ball.
9:29 a.m.
Datebook for June 28, 2002
The July Fourth "Star Spangled Spectacular" will feature the Las Vegas Philharmonic conducted by Harold Weller in a program of patriotic music. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hills Park, 9100 Hillpointe Road, ...
9:29 a.m.
On Display for June 28, 2002
Gilbert Stuart's portrait of "George Washington: A National Treasure," from the Smithsonian Institute, will be on display through Oct. 27 at the Las Vegas Art Museum, 9600 W. Sahara Ave. Call 360-8000.
9:28 a.m.
Editorial: Embracing secrecy is bad start
Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., was alarmed by the emphasis on secrecy: "The administration is asking us to put this new department above the law and outside the checks and balances these laws are ...
9:27 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Burton banks his sixth year at Monte Carlo
Belated bests, Lance Burton, personal manager Peter Reveen and all concerned at Monte Carlo ... Burton was feted backstage between shows Friday on his sixth anniversary at the hotel, and was wished best wishes for ...
9:27 a.m.
Murder suspect pleads guilty to avoid execution
A Las Vegas man facing the death penalty for the slaying of an elderly woman pleaded guilty Thursday in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could bar three-judge panels from sending him to ...
9:26 a.m.
'Soul of Magic' is an entertainment bargain at New Frontier
"Soul of Magic," starring Victor and Diamond, with special guest star comedy/magician Ray Shank, is being performed at 2 p.m. Saturdays through Thursdays (dark on Fridays) at the New Frontier.
9:25 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Upgrades a tough sell on Fremont
City officials blocked off Fremont Street on Tuesday for a ceremonial sprucing up of an area where they hope to lure taverns and blues clubs.
9:25 a.m.
NEVADA FOCUS: Town's 'armpit' title may be opportunity knocking
Reacting to the Washington Post Magazine article, the community is holding a "Festival in the Pit" - with new events such as a deodorant toss replacing the old-fashion egg toss.
6:45 a.m.
Uncovering a crime wave: Agents hit pay dirt with investigation
WEEKEND EDITION: June 30, 2002
4:57 a.m.
Columnist Sandy Thompson: Family Court looks for orderly transitions
He was elected to the post in a split vote last week at a special judges meeting. The meeting originally was scheduled to be a closed session, but Chief District Judge Mark Gibbons and Family ...
4:43 a.m.
Doctors' mistakes are source of controversy
WEEKEND EDITION: June 30, 2002
4:42 a.m.
Lawyers want medical records to be accessible
WEEKEND EDITION: June 30, 2002
4:41 a.m.
Maurer, Branco made formidable team
WEEKEND EDITION:June 30, 2002
4:41 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: R-J blinded by greed
Since I may be the only person in this state who actually reads the editorial page of the Review-Journal -- most Nevadans have better things to do than waste their time traveling back to the ...
4:36 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Richard Stands' republic becoming invisible
To hear political candidates talk about Wednesday's federal court decision that the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, you'd think America the beautiful had been attacked again by terrorists.
4:35 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Canadians' nuke waste bid a long shot
Officials with the secretive company called Securad Inc. say the safest place to bury nuclear waste is not the desert mountain 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, but in an uninhabited, Texas-size area of northeastern ...
4:34 a.m.
Editorial: Let's not rush into vouchers
Now that Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court decision removes constitutional obstacles to school voucher programs, state legislatures throughout the nation will receive proposals to approve this option for parents. The Nevada Legislature should show restraint as ...
4:31 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Big Dog was big hit in Nevada
Lurie and Dondero possessed political bases and Stupak had money and was willing to do anything to win. Wiesner seemed the odd man out. I mused in a column that if he had known Dondero ...
4:30 a.m.
Editorial: Sign, sing, sgin, whatever, fix it now
Normally, it's an honor to have a street bear your family name. For Italian Count Robert Deiro, however, the street named after him has become an embarrassment. Fifteen years ago developers of the street south ...
4:30 a.m.
Letter: Is United States a theocracy?
Just wondering -- when did we become a theocracy?
4:27 a.m.
Letter: Mayor awakens the worst in his constituents
It encourages the worst in his followers. It offers no real solutions to the problem -- blaming the victim never does. The acceptance of personal responsibility has to come from within.
4:26 a.m.
DAHLBERG on boxing: Tyson reserving rights to rematch with Lewis, but who will watch?
Mike Tyson is reserving his right to fight Lennox Lewis again. What remains to be seen is if anyone wants to see it again.
4:07 a.m.
Cheap Thrills
WEEKEND EDITION: June 30, 2002
2:48 a.m.
Camp can lead to a positive outlook
A 12-year-old boy has had a rough year. He was unexpectedly moved from his home and school. Despite that, he has worked hard to maintain a positive outlook, his father says. He is a student ...
2:29 a.m.
Staying safe on the Fourth
WEEKEND EDITION: June 29, 2002
2:29 a.m.

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