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Archive for November 5, 2002

Power price gouging alleged
A lawsuit has been filed by Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa accusing major out-of-state natural gas companies of conspiring to overcharge consumers in Southern Nevada during the energy crisis in the West.
11:17 a.m.
Desert Passage disappoints
NEW YORK -- Trizec Properties Inc.'s third-quarter loss widened as the second-largest U.S. office owner on Monday wrote down the value of big retail properties in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
11:17 a.m.
Downtown attraction may receive upgrade
The Fremont Street Experience LLC has signed a contract with a Korean company to upgrade the elaborate lightbulb canopy in downtown Las Vegas that beckons tourists with a nightly light show.
11:17 a.m.
St. Petersburg flights planned
The carrier is also offering nonstops from St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport to San Francisco and Los Angeles -- and same plane service to Honolulu and Maui.
11:17 a.m.
Work begins on new downtown park
Work has begun to tear up a small parking lot next to the historic downtown post office to turn it into a park, and the post office should be next for a facelift.
11:11 a.m.
Not on ballot, Reid, Ensign are keeping watch
Nevada's senators -- Democrat Harry Reid and Republican John Ensign -- are nervously eyeing exit polls as Election Day unfolds with control of the Senate at stake. Both have given money to Senate candidates in ...
11:09 a.m.
Tougher neighborhood code for homes proposed
North Las Vegas city staff members are working on a law called the Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance, which would give city inspectors more power in attacking unsightly properties.
11:09 a.m.
Ruling could save Nevadan on death row
A recent opinion issued by an international human rights committee could bring a Las Vegas man a step closer to having his death sentence reversed.
11:08 a.m.
IGT stock strengthens on hopes that pro-gambling candidates will be elected
International Game Technology stock touched a new high Monday on optimism that voters in several states today will elect candidates who favor the expansion of gambling.
11:07 a.m.
New witness found in killing of girl, 9
A new witness has surfaced in the case against an alleged gang member charged with the drive-by shooting that left a 9-year-old North Las Vegas girl dead.
11:07 a.m.
Tobacco company vows to fight tax hike
The nation's second-largest tobacco manufacturer vows to lobby against a proposal to raise Nevada's cigarette taxes from 35 cents to 70 cents a pack, arguing that the increase would hurt low-income smokers.
11:07 a.m.
Aruze investment detailed
Aruze will buy 5.6 million shares in Wynn Resorts to raise its stake in the U.S. company to 32.9 percent from 25.4 percent, it said in a statement.
11:06 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Miller sells out his party
Now we see someone who has sold out to special interests.
11:06 a.m.
Analyst raises rating
The financially troubled company, which recently laid off employees, installed a new chief executive and is streamlining costs, had come under fire for being overly optimistic about its financial results.
11:05 a.m.
Porsche exec appointed
Schwab, a certified public accountant, previously worked with highway tractor-trailer company Freuhauf Corp.
11:05 a.m.
Analyst upgrades shares
Schmitt reduced his rating on riverboat casino operator Ameristar Casinos Inc. of Las Vegas from "Sector Outperformer" to "Sector Performer."
11:05 a.m.
New ratings structure adopted
Goldman analyst Steven Kent has assigned a "neutral" rating to the sector amid concerns that earnings growth over the next 12 months will be limited for most casino operators.
11:05 a.m.
Casino-hotel names CFO
Barton most recently served as chief financial officer for, an online ticket broker, in Las Vegas and spent nine years auditing gaming and hospitality industry clients at KPMG in Las Vegas.
11:05 a.m.
Dion signs on as pitchwoman
Dion signs on as pitchwoman
11:05 a.m.
Agency approves loan guarantees for Frontier, Aloha Airlines
Agency approves loan guarantees for Frontier, Aloha Airlines
11:05 a.m.
Casino firm moving to Vegas
Casino firm moving to Vegas
11:05 a.m.
Henderson plant hit by layoffs
Kevin Mischnick, a Valence vice president, said Monday that the Austin, Texas-based company laid off the workers to streamline operations.
11:04 a.m.
Nevadans line up to vote
While early voting may be becoming more popular, for some the tradition of standing in line on a cool, crisp November morning waiting for the polls to open on Election Day is a tradition that ...
10:54 a.m.
Parking meters may soon don ads
Parking meters in Las Vegas could advertise something more than how much time you have left before being subject to a ticket.
10:54 a.m.
Firefighters displaced while repairs to station considered
North Las Vegas firefighters will be living in a mobile home for up to a month while cracks in their station's walls and roof are studied and fixed, a city official said.
10:44 a.m.
Rebels lead event at Turtle Bay
Following a round of par as a team in the morning with an eight-under 280 in the nightcap, the Rebels were just one of two teams to finish under par for the day.
10:02 a.m.
DiRupo takes lead at Storm LV Challenge
On a day when 17 of 52 bowlers averaged over 200, DiRupo started with a 673 series (224-204-245) and finished with a 257.
10:01 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Martin docked 25 points for violation
Mark Martin's Winston Cup championship hopes took a hit Monday when NASCAR penalized him 25 points for a rules violation on his No. 6 Ford.
9:58 a.m.
UNR boots fraternity linked to death of student from LV
The University of Nevada, Reno, has shut down operations of Pi Kappa Alpha, the fraternity that was linked to the drowning of an 18-year-old pledge from Las Vegas last month.
9:52 a.m.
Man who shot wife in mercy killing gets bail
Bail for a Las Vegas man who claims he killed his wife to death to end her misery was reduced to $50,000 Monday so he can plan to attend her memorial service.
9:51 a.m.
Shooting victim is identified
Don Derrell Phillips was found shot to death about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, and Metro Police continue to investigate the homicide.
9:49 a.m.
Man who threatened Reid gets two years
A man who pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters to Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was sentenced to two years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Philip Pro on Monday.
9:45 a.m.
City considers restrictions for payday, car loan firms
Companies that offer high-fee check cashing, payday loans and auto title loans in Las Vegas could face some new restrictions soon.
9:45 a.m.
Opposition to Tenn. lottery focuses on economic, policy issues
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It's a moral issue. It's not a moral issue.
9:44 a.m.
Mosley, Curtas battle over ethics down to the wire
The acrimonious battle for District Court Department 14 continued right up until the last minute with District Judge Donald Mosley calling challenger John Curtas a liar and Curtas accusing Mosley of "stifling" his First Amendment ...
9:44 a.m.
For Maddux, it's decision time
Greg Maddux admitted Monday night that he has daydreamed, if only for a moment or two, about joining Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in the Arizona Diamondbacks' rotation.
9:44 a.m.
Five-car crash leaves driver dead
One of the drivers apparently made an unsafe lane change, Metro investigators said.
9:43 a.m.
Setting pretty
The to-do list for a good setter never ends.
9:43 a.m.
Jackson offers to resign
Saying he didn't want to hurt his players or the university he has worked for during the past four years, UNLV assistant head football coach John Jackson on Monday offered to step down from his ...
9:24 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: 'Silly Season' misplaces the wealth
Golf's "Silly Season" begins today, with outrageous and almost offensive purses paid to players regardless of what they shoot.
9:24 a.m.
Noted figure skater Cavanaugh dies at 83
When professional figure skater Charles Cavanaugh hoisted his wife, Lucille, above his head with just his powerful left arm in the "sit lift" maneuver, the crowd in Berlin in 1953 erupted in a thunderous ovation.
9:23 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Jackson not alone in leaving stadium early
Some people are giving UNLV assistant football coach John Jackson a hard time for leaving Saturday's 49-48 overtime victory over spunky Wyoming with about three minutes to play. But he certainly wasn't alone in getting ...
9:23 a.m.
Obituaries for Nov. 5, 2002
Harvey James Besneatte, 74, of Henderson died Thursday in a local hospital. He was born April 21, 1928, in Michigan. A resident for two years, he was a retired letter carrier and a Marine Corps ...
9:23 a.m.
Early humans exhibit to open in Overton
A new exhibit on early humans will open at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Lost City Museum in Overton, about 45 miles northeast of Las Vegas, on State Route 169 off Interstate 15.
9:15 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: It's all over for 2002
What will be interesting is an evaluation of what impact negative campaigning had on the outcome of some races. In some competitive campaigns it will be difficult to measure exactly the effect negativism and nasty ...
9:10 a.m.
Letter: America built on liberal ideas
When conservatives cannot come up with a viable argument to a problem, they just bash the liberal answer to keep the status quo and let the problem get worse.
9:09 a.m.
Letter: Force resolution doesn't constitute war declaration
During a hearing in the House International Relations Committee, recalled Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, "I attempted to force the committee to follow the Constitution and vote to declare war against Iraq." Not a single member ...
9:09 a.m.
Editorial: We need oversight of phone solicitors
This would seem to be a pretty clear case of telemarketers -- and the charity hiring them -- taking advantage of unwitting donors. But the U.S. Supreme Court, based on First Amendment concerns, has historically ...
9:08 a.m.
Editorial: Let voters follow the paper trail
Unfortunately, to answer those basic questions, a voter would need statements from all past campaign-finance reporting periods. No single statement, except for the first one filed by a first-time candidate, contains a campaign's whole financial ...
9:08 a.m.
Community briefs for Nov. 5, 2002
St. Rose Dominican Hospital has scheduled its Diabetes Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the MacDonald Conference Center at the hospital's Siena Campus, 3001 St. Rose Parkway.
9:07 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Nov. 5, 2002
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:07 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
8:44 a.m.
Turtle Bay Intercollegiate
KAHUKU, Hawaii -- Leaders Monday after the firt two rounds of the Turtle Bay Intercollegiate tournament (par72):
8:43 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Mall for one at opening
And like most red-blooded, free-thinking Americans I'm going to ignore it.
8:19 a.m.

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