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Archive for March 8, 2002

Thursday prep results
Foothill 20, Clark 3: Ben Lasater went 2-for-3 with six RBIs, Brian Holsey went 3-for-4 with three runs and Ricky Cerrone struck out eight batters in a five-inning complete game for the Falcons.
12:14 p.m.
Box Score UNLV-New Mexico
Box Score UNLV-New Mexico
11:50 a.m.
Vegas sports for TV/Radio
Vegas sports for TV/Radio
11:40 a.m.
This weekend in Motor Sports
Schedule: Today, qualifying, 12:30 p.m., (FX, 5p.m., tape); Sunday, race (Fox, 9:30 a.m.).
11:01 a.m.
Blood donations sought for Tiffany
Her friend and fellow assemblywoman, Barbara Cegavske, who is keeping vigil at Tiffany's side in a California hospital, requested that donations be made at any local blood service location in Tiffany's name.
10:52 a.m.
Homeless driven from desert site
After living outdoors for more than a decade, Gordon Harvey Easton, 74, knows weather.
10:52 a.m.
Frenzied fans make themselves at home
Devin Lerwick, 19, armed with a huge foam hand, a pompom and a cowboy hat emblazoned with "Go Pokes" in fluorescent yellow, is a fan on a mission.
10:51 a.m.
Senators advance sweeping energy bill
WASHINGTON -- The Senate approved tougher pipeline safety provisions today and reached agreement on measures that would sharply increase the use of ethanol in gasoline, while phasing out an additive blamed for water pollution.
10:45 a.m.
Gamblers likened to 'average Americans'
The average casino gambler closely mirrors the average American, a gambling industry-sponsored national survey shows, though critics dismissed the results.
10:43 a.m.
Nevada Power chief predicts 'financial ruin'
In defending Nevada Power Co.'s request for a $922 million rate hike, President Mark Ruelle said the utility was handicapped partly because the state kept changing the way it intended to deregulate the electric market.
10:43 a.m.
Sun photographer garners another award
The photo by Ethan Miller had already received worldwide recognition, appearing in newspapers from London to Hong Kong and on the cover of Newsweek's special issue on the attacks.
10:43 a.m.
Icahn opposes restructuring plan
XO said in November it would get $800 million from leveraged-buyout firm Forstmann Little & Co. and Telefonos de Mexico SA in a plan that would reduce debt by $4 billion and wipe out the ...
10:43 a.m.
Wynn's partner plans to proceed with Vegas resort
The Tokyo-based company may need to clear charges it hid income from overseas subsidiaries to evade Japanese taxes before it can complete the project with partner Steve Wynn, who plans a major resort at the ...
10:43 a.m.
Political notebook: County GOP convention has incumbents grumbling
You'd think talk of a vast right-wing conspiracy would come from the mouths of disgruntled Democrats.
10:43 a.m.
Interim president named for new college
RENO -- Newly appointed Nevada State College President Chris Chairsell has a daunting "To Do" list: Hire faculty, move into new facilities, recruit students -- and stem the tide of negative impressions about the Henderson ...
10:42 a.m.
Midwest bank follows customers to LV area
A delayed opening and slowing local economy haven't diminished the opportunities for a Midwestern bank that has entered the Southern Nevada marketplace, its top executives say.
10:42 a.m.
Buffett to finish LV pipeline expansion
Williams Cos. is selling its Kern River natural gas pipeline -- which runs through Las Vegas -- to a company owned by financier Warren Buffett for $960 million to reduce debt and increase cash flow ...
10:42 a.m.
Diversity, race policies at MGM MIRAGE debated
The Nevada Gaming Control Board heard a ferocious debate Thursday over the diversity practices of Las Vegas casino giant MGM MIRAGE.
10:41 a.m.
Cut gas line ties up traffic
The 2-inch line was hit about 7:30 a.m. just outside Neonopolis off Las Vegas Boulevard. The line was quickly shut off by Southwest Gas workers, but traffic was shut down on Las Vegas Boulevard between ...
10:34 a.m.
Letter: Insurance hikes are everywhere
STORRS WARINNER
10:31 a.m.
Letter: Protecting natural areas
Wilderness designation is an important tool to help keep some portion of our country's land in a natural state, not only so that it can be enjoyed by present and future generations, but so that ...
10:30 a.m.
Letter: Explaining Bush can be confusing proposition
The Bush domestic policy is take from the poor and give to the rich. His foreign policy is get Saddam for Daddy and build Star Wars for Ronald Reagan. "Evil" to President Bush means any ...
10:30 a.m.
Editorial: Economy on mend, but help still needed
Southern Nevadans have been hit particularly hard, with 15,000 laid off after Sept. 11 in the casino industry alone. The January unemployment figures for Nevada, the most recent available, showed that for the first time ...
10:28 a.m.
Editorial: Encourage renewable energy
The need to reduce dependence on Middle East oil is driving the need for a new energy policy. President Bush and Sen. Frank Murkowski, R-Alaska, lead those emphasizing more domestic oil and gas production. Senate ...
10:27 a.m.
Whistlin' Dixie
Dixie Dooley may be the most uncelebrated celebrity in Las Vegas.
10:26 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: UNLV point guards set brisk pace
They're the catalysts, the engines that drive a pair of teams that have exceeded expectations.
10:23 a.m.
Director's new passion is "Le Dinner Cabaret"
When: 7 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday (dark Wednesdays).
10:16 a.m.
County's wetlands project ranks among best in the world
An expert panel from Harvard's Graduate School of Design recognized the county's efforts in restoring 2,900 acres of wetlands along the southeastern edge of the Las Vegas Valley.
10:13 a.m.
Prisons search for new ways to help inmates
CARSON CITY -- Steve Hines is happy the state prison system is trying to abandon its "Lock them up and throw away the key" philosophy.
10:10 a.m.
Beryllium results awaited at NLV site
"We do not believe the building (off Losee Road north of Lake Mead Boulevard) was the source, but the important thing now is to make sure employees in the building have a safe working environment," ...
10:08 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Vasser ready to win with his new team
Jimmy Vasser may be starting the 2002 CART season with his third team in three years, but the 36-year-old Las Vegas resident isn't talking about adjustment periods or learning curves as he heads into Sunday's ...
10:08 a.m.
Mayor's Beefeater deal off
Apparently, Beefeater gin is out, and Tanqueray is in.
10:02 a.m.
Rebels-Utes series
Rebels-Utes series
10:01 a.m.
Rebels got away with missed free throws in thrilling win
Recapping UNLV's 120-117 double-overtime victory over New Mexico:
10:00 a.m.
UNR to share cost overruns for Fire Science Academy
The University of Nevada, Reno has agreed to share cost overruns of up to $2.5 million to finish the troubled Fire Science Academy.
10:00 a.m.
Ex-charity official Ballard indicted on 28 counts of theft
A former regional director of the American Cancer Society's Las Vegas operation has been indicted for allegedly stealing more than $195,000 from the organization.
10:00 a.m.
Equestrian enthusiasts still enjoying horseplay
When: 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
9:59 a.m.
Wyoming barely beats Air Force -- again
For the Air Force Falcons, it was an all-too-common ending.
9:59 a.m.
Unemployment rate falls as economy picks up
The Labor Department reported today that the jobless rate dropped by 0.1 percentage point in February to the lowest level since October. Before the report was released, private economists had been looking for the jobless ...
9:57 a.m.
Utah survives scare from CSU
With the game clock running out, Colorado State's Andy Birley launched a 3-pointer at the top of the key that bounced unmercifully off the rim, closing the final chapter of a frustrating season for the ...
9:57 a.m.
Rebel rouser: UNLV endures two OTs to beat Lobos, earn date with Utes
For sure, it would have been a great party as the video unspooled, showing each Rebel's heroics in their heartstopping 120-117 double-overtime win over New Mexico in the first round of the Mountain West tournament.
9:56 a.m.
Apex leaders, county to discuss home project
Developers of the Apex Industrial Park have scheduled a meeting with Clark County administrators next week to discuss the possibility of developing a residential neighborhood in the area designated for manufacturing, county sources said.
9:56 a.m.
Exhibit showcases life of modern-day pioneer
When: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday, through April 28.
9:55 a.m.
Officers cleared in gunfight in which suspect was wounded
Metro Police's use of force board Thursday night cleared three detectives of any wrongdoing for their part in a massive gunfight in November during which a suspect was shot 22 times.
9:54 a.m.
South Carolina launches Pick 3 numbers game
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Retailers reported slower ticket sales for the first day of the Pick 3 game than the lottery's Jan. 7 kickoff, but officials from the South Carolina Education Lottery said sales had surpassed ...
9:54 a.m.
Material possessions profiled in Lied exhibit
In one photo, a smiling family holds on to clay jugs.
9:53 a.m.
Concert highlights Puccini's works
The Performing Arts Society of Nevada's Lyric Opera Company will present a collection of Giacomo Puccini's best-known arias and duets Sunday at University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Beam Music Center.
9:52 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: When the moon hits your eye ... that's a Mauro
Giovanni Mauro will tell you he has two passions in life -- music and food.
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: The kid provides the answer
A kid on a trampoline provided an answer to a nagging question.
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Sardinian specialties for Chaine members at T.I.
A Sardinian dining experience created by Chef Marco Porceddu for the Las Vegas chapter of the Chaine des Rotisseurs was a delicious introduction to the kind of food Chef Marco has been cooking at Francesco's ...
9:48 a.m.
Woman charged in Perry case testifies before grand jury
One of the women charged with Franklyn Perry in connection with collecting about $40 million from nearly 1,200 victims as part of a Ponzi scheme testified before a grand jury Thursday as prosecutors look for ...
9:47 a.m.
New unit to focus on crimes committed with weapons
Two years ago law enforcement officers and prosecutors on the federal and state level got tired of seeing armed felons committing new crimes again and again so they joined efforts to get them off the ...
9:44 a.m.
Defendant may take stand in crash case
Mitchell Dettloff, a 36-year-old Las Vegas man accused of killing three people in a car accident last year, will "most probably" take the stand today, his attorney told District Judge Joseph Bonaventure Thursday.
9:41 a.m.
Candidate forum brings out differences among colleagues
Three candidates for Clark County district attorney who all work for current DA Stewart Bell started showing their differences at a sparsely attended voter forum Thursday night.
9:40 a.m.
News briefs for March 8, 2002
The state Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the appeal of convicted killer Lazaro Hernandez, who gunned down the boyfriend of his estranged wife in Las Vegas.
9:40 a.m.
Fallen soldier receives honors
Commons was one of seven U.S. soldiers killed March 4 during a helicopter rescue mission in Afghanistan,
9:39 a.m.
DVD Review: 'Groundhog Day' not to be missed on DVD
"Groundhog Day" is one of a kind. Other films before and since have explored the notion of a time warp, but few as intelligently as this 1993 comedy. And on DVD (Columbia Tristar Home Video, ...
9:21 a.m.
Datebook
Las Vegan Flynn Barkan will read from his collection pof poetry, as well as sign copies of his book, "A Cacophony of Near Fatal Mistakes," at 7 p.m. today at Clark County Library, 1401 E. ...
9:18 a.m.
Thursday's prep results
BASEBALL
9:17 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's Santa Anita selections
1st Race -- Big Bad Juan -- Pincay aboard Carava trainee, draws good post for mile opener, well spotted at this level for solid chance at a victory. Fin Entertainment -- Espinoza on Baffert trainee ...
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Retracing Mandel's comedic trek from Canada
Howie Mandel headlines this weekend at Paris Las Vegas' les Theatre des Arts ... Little did Canadian-born carpet salesman Mandel dream, visiting Los Angeles with friends on that fateful night in 1979, that his life ...
9:14 a.m.
Magician Murray needs stronger jokes, better marketing
Murray Sawchuk is the newest magician in town, performing 2 p.m. shows in the New Frontier's improved showroom. He bills himself as the "Guy with the CDs" and as the "Guy with the Hair." The ...
9:13 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: A tough judicial call
THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE has postponed a vote on the president's nominee, Charles W. Pickering Sr., for elevation to a federal court of appeals post. Pickering at this time is a federal trial judge in ...
9:12 a.m.
Mother of Year names are due
Deadline to submit nominations is April 17. The awards will be presented May 5 at the Gold Coast hotel. To nominate a deserving woman, write a detailed letter listing her accomplishments with regard to her ...
9:11 a.m.
Community news briefs for March 8, 2002
Three Millennium Scholarship information nights for parents and students will be hosted at Community College of Southern Nevada campuses.
9:10 a.m.
Cannon services Monday
The service is scheduled at 10 a.m. at Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., for the four-term Democratic senator who died Wednesday. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Palm.
9:04 a.m.
Obituaries for March 8, 2002
John F. Carragher, 88, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born July 22, 1913, in Detroit. A longtime resident, he was a hotel manager and World War II Army veteran.
9:04 a.m.
Review: Good looks, flimsy dialogue in 'Time'
"The Time Machine" is a remake of an adaptation. It is based on a short novel by H.G. Wells, but takes its cues, both visual and narrative, from the classic 1960 adaptation of the same ...
9:02 a.m.
Review: 'Italian for Beginners' speaks for itself
The Danish film "Italian for Beginners" is humble. I can't think of a better word to describe it. Lone Scherfig's film is so polite, unassuming and good-natured that you want to shake its hand after ...
9:00 a.m.
Review: 'All About the Benjamins' should head to video -- pronto
Rated: R for strong violence, pervasive language and brief sexuality.
8:57 a.m.

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