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Archive for May 30, 2002

Governor calls for consensus, special session
Gov. Kenny Guinn unveiled the latest emergency solution to the state's medical malpractice crisis Wednesday even as he admitted long-term measures will be both complex and difficult to achieve.
11:15 a.m.
Striking drivers given ultimatum
A day after striking drivers rejected by a 492 to 39 margin a proposed contract with the company running the local bus system, the system's management company laid down an ultimatum: Come back to work ...
11:14 a.m.
Musicians sound off on Yucca Mountain perils
WASHINGTON -- Veteran musician David Crosby has been an anti-nuclear activist dating to the nuclear energy industry's early days in the 1960s. So he has watched with interest as the government developed its proposal to ...
11:13 a.m.
Terry Nichols' son, 19, hit with third arrest
Joshua Isaac Nichols, the son of Terry Nichols, who was convicted in the Oklahoma City bombing, was arrested by Metro Police last month in connection with the alleged kidnapping and robbery of a local resident.
11:10 a.m.
Yucca advertising war heats up
WASHINGTON -- The advertising war over Yucca Mountain continues this week with a pro-Yucca Mountain advertising blitz in newspapers in four key states and new television commercials in Wyoming.
11:10 a.m.
Insurer dropping Nevada coverage for mold
Nevada's second-largest provider of homeowners' insurance will no longer cover claims for damages that result from mold or other fungi.
11:08 a.m.
Las Vegas seeking homeless shelter operator
The city of Las Vegas formally began its search for someone to run Southern Nevada's largest homeless shelter Wednesday, issuing a Request for Qualifications and ads in local media.
11:07 a.m.
Deposition to claim chopper engine was in earlier crash
A helicopter engine company official is expected to give a videotaped deposition next week in which he will say the engine of a helicopter involved in a deadly crash last year was salvaged after an ...
11:06 a.m.
Big show rejects LV sales pitch
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has failed in its bid to uproot a large computer exposition from Los Angeles.
11:05 a.m.
News briefs for May 30, 2002
A 13-year-old Henderson girl was eliminated today during the fourth round of the 75th annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C.
11:05 a.m.
Culinary extends strike deadline 1 month
The Culinary Union on Wednesday extended its strike deadline until July 1 with 17 casinos that have yet to reach contract agreements.
11:05 a.m.
Western drought has upside for some outdoors enthusiasts
Despite dropping water levels, visitors to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area have found at least one benefit to the drought that is gripping much of the West.
11:04 a.m.
Business briefs for May 30, 2002
AUSTIN, Texas -- Cox Communications Inc. of Atlanta, the fifth-largest U.S. cable-television company, is being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly creating a hostile work environment for Hispanic employees at a Texas ...
11:04 a.m.
Developer to build retail center
Henderson-based CENTRA, which is in a joint venture on the project with landowner Mahacamu LLC, said the first phase of the $12 million project will consist of about 8,800 square feet. Retail pads will be ...
11:04 a.m.
Vegas bank operator expanding in Florida
Colonial Bancgroup owns Colonial Bank, which operates more than 263 branches in six states. It has five branches in the Las Vegas area.
11:04 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Grant on slow road back to limelight
Craig Hamilton is surprisingly frank when discussing the former heavyweight contender he manages, Michael Grant.
11:02 a.m.
Nevada AP News Digest
HEADLINES:
11:02 a.m.
Compromise made in labor dispute
The state labor commissioner on Wednesday issued a compromise settlement on behalf of five construction workers at the Henderson municipal parking garage, ordering a subcontractor to pay $11,530 in additional wages and penalties.
10:54 a.m.
United Way hires executive director
Goulet, who has more than 28 years of experience working in the United Way system, most recently was CEO of the United Way of Muskegon County, Mich. Before that he was responsible for the fund ...
10:53 a.m.
Council member claims political attack
Las Vegas Councilwoman Lynette Boggs McDonald says attempts by her council colleagues to question whether she violated a city communications policy is a personal, political attack designed to hurt her chances in her congressional race.
10:53 a.m.
Friday's horse racing entries
Post Time 7 p.m.
10:41 a.m.
Vegas sports on TV/Radio
Thursday
10:29 a.m.
LV club team wins flight title
The team had hoped to repeat as the A Gold national champion, but was relegated to the A Silver flight by losing its opener in the bracket round Monday.
10:21 a.m.
UNLV's Davis fails to advance at NCAAs
Davis, who could barely practice on Tuesday because of a nagging left hamstring injury, finished second in her heat with a time of 23.22. The winner of the four heats automatically advanced to Saturday's championship ...
10:20 a.m.
Agassi advances with second-round victory
Fourth-seeded Agassi had a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 lead when David Sanchez retired in the second-round match.
10:19 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: 51s brass goes a little wilder
Judging from the ages of those scattered in the grandstand, it can be assumed that most Las Vegas 51s fans are either too young or too old to be regular readers of Rolling Stone magazine.
10:14 a.m.
LV sports books offer many options for 2002 World Cup
Bettors will have myriad opportunities to cash in during the monthlong World Cup, but they'll have to keep roosters' hours to sweat their action.
10:10 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Tacoma
E--Clark. DP--Las Vegas 0, Tacoma 1. LOB--Las Vegas 5, Tacoma 6. 2B--Thurston, Crosby, Holbert. SB--Pose (5). CS--Bloomquist. SF--Clapinski, Barthol. SH--Thurston.
10:07 a.m.
It's Miller time for S. African brewer
LONDON -- South African Breweries PLC will buy Miller Brewing Co. in a $3.6 billion stock deal that will make it the world's second-largest brewer, the London-based company announced today.
9:56 a.m.
Banking on conventions
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Is a flood museum enough to attract conventioneers? How about a fishing tournament? A minor league baseball team?
9:56 a.m.
Ensign malpractice bill angers disabled patients
Dianne Meyer and Renee Williams cringe each time they hear the term "frivolous lawsuits" from doctors and others describing medical malpractice cases.
9:56 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Scelzi quits Johnson team, may return to Top Fuel
Two weeks after stepping out of Alan Johnson's Toyota Celica Funny Car in favor of teammate Bruce Sarver, Gary Scelzi has left the team to pursue other opportunities in drag racing.
9:53 a.m.
Tighter controls aggravate blood supply shortage
Southern Nevada's blood supply is in critical condition.
9:52 a.m.
Rebels mired in 23rd
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A heavy fog blanketed the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University early this morning, a day after UNLV's opening round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships was halted because of a two-hour ...
9:51 a.m.
Senior ABC Masters
Second Round (12-game pinfall total)
9:51 a.m.
Addicts can recoup losses
However, since the $3 billion video poker business has been outlawed for almost two years, it is unlikely that gamblers could get any money, an industry attorney said.
9:48 a.m.
No laptops for state lawmakers
CARSON CITY -- Lawmakers in the 2003 Legislature will have to make do with two-year-old computers.
9:42 a.m.
Entertainer Lewis says he'll leave if Yucca OK'd
"We don't know all the damage that could come from storing it at Yucca Mountain," the 75-year-old Lewis said.
9:42 a.m.
Charges fly at hearing for Rosemont casino
CHICAGO -- Emerald Casino Inc. operated under a "virtual corporate culture of dishonesty" and all but guaranteed that organized crime would infiltrate a proposed casino in Rosemont, an attorney for the Illinois Gaming Board argued ...
9:42 a.m.
Have no fear: Many more 100-plus days are near
It's official: Wednesday's high temperature reached 101 degrees, the first recorded high above 100 degrees this year.
9:42 a.m.
Fight schedule
Friday
9:24 a.m.
Lennox gets ready for misfit Mike
Lennox Lewis sees himself in a position where he can do the world a favor.
9:22 a.m.
Obituaries for May 30, 2002
Don Dayton Belden, 75, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. He was born April 15, 1927, in Chicago. A resident for 10 years, he was an Army and Air Force veteran for 20 ...
9:20 a.m.
Idaho utility firm to sell land corridor through Nevada
Idaho Power has hired Macquarie Corporate Finance, a unit of Australian investment bank Macquarie Group, to find buyers for the easement.
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Cristyn Enea: Waffles and win cap trip
ZEIST, The Netherlands -- Belgian waffles, chocolate and a victory. It doesn't get any better than that.
9:09 a.m.
Community briefs for May 30, 2002
The LandWell Co. Cure Asthma Golf Classic will begin with registration at 11 a.m. Monday at the Rio Secco Golf Club in Seven Hills, Henderson. The tournament will get under way with a shotgun start ...
9:01 a.m.
LV couple indicted in fraud case
Richard Larry Ridgeley and Deborah Ridgeley are named in the indictment that charges health care theft and money laundering.
9:00 a.m.
County Commission considers formalizing JP appointments
Clark County officials will recommend a formal process Tuesday to replace justices of the peace who leave the bench prematurely, action aimed to ensure the most qualified candidate is appointed.
9:00 a.m.
Lake Mead rangers looking for help
Some available positions:
8:59 a.m.
Chaparral grad deployed with Navy to Philippines
Navy Cmdr. Kyle Cozad, Chaparral High School class of 1981, has deployed to the Philippines from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Wash. Cozad, son of Jim and Roberta Cozad of Las Vegas, is executive officer ...
8:59 a.m.
Appeal in Rudin murder case goes to state Supreme Court
Attorneys for convicted killer Margaret Rudin have filed a 222-page appeal with the Nevada Supreme Court asking that her conviction be overturned on 27 separate grounds.
8:59 a.m.
Rodman, dealer settle lawsuit
CARSON CITY -- A settlement has been reached in the appeal of Dennis Rodman, who was ordered by a Clark County jury to pay $80,000 to a former craps dealer who said the former NBA ...
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Bush's service questionable
Bush was a member of the Texas Air National Guard who, without notice, failed to attend any training meetings for a year and a half. Had this happened anywhere but Texas, and to anyone but ...
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Give terror color codes meaning
At present, green means everything is fine -- go shopping, spend money you don't have, and pretend our country is in safe, competent hands. But then the colors progress to red, the worst color meaning ...
8:54 a.m.
Letter: Hotels, union work together for good of all
Many years and, in some cases, entire careers have been worked in our local hotels (I'm a 16-year Culinary member). Our good fortune will continue as both management and hourly employees work together. Greed has ...
8:53 a.m.
Editorial: Accidents: like death and taxes
In Oklahoma, it was tragic enough that the barge accident killed at least 14 people. Imagine if the barge had been hauling nuclear waste, or if a truck carrying the lethal load had been passing ...
8:53 a.m.
Editorial: National Airlines seeks federal help
National Airlines, the Las Vegas-based carrier that ranks fifth in the number of passengers that fly in and out of McCarran International Airport, also has an application pending, though its amount, $60 million, is significantly ...
8:52 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: More nightmares on way
Either that or all those people around the country and, especially, in the United States Senate who say that accidents will not happen because the government knows what it is doing, better wake up.
8:52 a.m.
Tricked out: Magician Joaquin Ayala still captivated by his craft
It's magic in a flamenco sort of way.
8:21 a.m.
Festival's goals are nothing to laugh at
No joke, Las Vegas could become the Comedy Capital of the World.
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Missing candidates' familiarity
Years ago I knew almost everyone who had the courage to toss their hats into the political arena. I could make decisions based on personal knowledge of the candidate.
8:17 a.m.

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