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Archive for November 12, 2002

Columnist Jeff German: Police had their shot at Walters
But don't count on a curtain call until you see it yourself. Some of the cops who pursued the politically connected Walters still aren't ready to give up.
11:22 a.m.
Potlatch: Lawsuit shouldn't hurt $66 million expansion
Potlatch Corp. said Monday that it was sued by consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. after Potlatch hired two key technical experts from P&G that would work at the company's North Las Vegas plant.
11:21 a.m.
Recreation centers a bonus for parents on no-school days
Clark County schools were out Monday in honor of Veterans Day, but 13-year-old Steve Maglich said the last thing he wanted to do was stay at home.
11:20 a.m.
State senator switches parties
CARSON CITY -- Sen. Ray Shaffer, D-North Las Vegas, a 19-year veteran legislator, today jumped to the Republican Party, dealing another blow to the state's reeling Democrats.
11:17 a.m.
Las Vegan appointed to panel
Plotkin succeeds Sam Smith. Guinn also reappointed Aileen Martin of Sparks and Anita Laruy of Las Vegas to new terms.
11:16 a.m.
Las Vegas business television program launching Friday
In Business is the newest entry in the lineup of local programming on Las Vegas ONE, cable channels 1 and 39. Gillan will continue to co-anchor Las Vegas ONE's "NewsONE at Nine" Monday through Friday ...
11:15 a.m.
Transient nature of Nevada linked to low generosity ranking
Nevada ranks among the stingiest states when it comes to donating to charities, according to a national report.
11:13 a.m.
Revenue, profit advance
Vestin said revenue increased 77 percent to $8.8 million. The company reported strong demand for its loans because of the strong real estate market and the effect of the stagnant U.S. economy on the commercial ...
11:12 a.m.
Nevada gaming win up from 9/01
CARSON CITY -- For the second straight month, Nevada casinos posted increased winnings, this time reporting September revenues that were up 6 percent from the very weak numbers in September 2001.
11:12 a.m.
Fate of mentally retarded killer to be decided by Pardons Board
CARSON CITY -- Two-time killer Thomas Nevius is scheduled to go before the state Pardons Board next week to learn whether his death sentence will be commuted because he is mentally retarded.
11:12 a.m.
America West to benefit from LV airline failure
America West Airlines will be the primary beneficiary of last week's closure of National Airlines of Las Vegas, a New York airline analyst said. Southwest Airlines also is expected to benefit to some degree from ...
11:12 a.m.
Developer forced to stop digging at Las Vegas Wash
Down among the cattail and bulrush of the Las Vegas Wash, Strip developer Commerce Associates early this year dug up a third of an acre of protected wetlands without a required federal permit.
11:11 a.m.
Pilots eager for upgrade
The North Las Vegas Airport could see about 20 percent more takeoffs and landings annually if a system that helps pilots land in bad weather is installed next year, according to a Federal Aviation Administration ...
11:11 a.m.
State park's future to be debated
An open meeting on the future of Floyd Lamb State Park and open space in the Tule Springs area will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Centennial High School, 10200 Centennial ...
11:11 a.m.
Analyst initiates coverage
Boyd's rating reflects the company's diversification nationwide, continued growth from its Delta Downs "racino" in Louisiana and the potential of the Borgata, a $1 billion luxury casino the company is launching with partner MGM MIRAGE ...
11:10 a.m.
Vegas movie rentals cut
But Smith's said it is keeping one video and DVD rental center open at a Henderson store at 830 S. Boulder Highway because of "exceptionally high rental use and profitability there," said spokeswoman Marsha Gilford.
11:10 a.m.
Ship passengers detained
Several passengers aboard a Sterling Casino Lines ship wanted to leave when the boat returned to port about midway through a scheduled six-hour voyage Saturday night, but cruise employees refused to let them exit, said ...
11:10 a.m.
Tip jars not hurt by slots
Gamblers spent $85.5 million on tip jars in Washington County in fiscal 2002, county gaming officials reported. That's almost $10 million more than they spent on tip jars the previous year.
11:09 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gordon will keep lookout for Stewart, Martin
Jeff Gordon knows a thing or two about racing for a NASCAR Winston Cup championship and the four-time champion knows how he will be racing in Sunday's season finale.
10:06 a.m.
Local sports calendar
Women's golf: UNLV Las Vegas Showdown at Anthem Country Club.
10:05 a.m.
Rebels' Frederick wins MPSF weekly honor
Frederick provided the game-winning goal for the Rebels on a penalty kick in a 2-0 shutout of 22nd-ranked and league leader New Mexico on Sunday in the regular-season finale.
9:55 a.m.
UNLV women lead Founders tournament
Led by four players in the top 20, the Rebels have a three-stroke advantage over Mountain West Conference rival New Mexico and a four-stroke lead on 13th-ranked Pepperdine.
9:54 a.m.
Las Vegas is Park's place
The injury report in Air Force's media release this week lists wide receiver Anthony Park as questionable for Saturday's game with UNLV with a knee sprain. But the 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior from Las Vegas High ...
9:46 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: What's fair is open to debate
Like the sign says, Violators will be Prosecuted.
9:46 a.m.
Key tech executive quits
Key tech executive quits
9:45 a.m.
Company cutting 1,500 jobs
Company cutting 1,500 jobs
9:45 a.m.
BLM land sale to offer 1,139 acres
The Bureau of Land Management will offer 1,139 acres for sale in the Las Vegas Valley Friday.
9:44 a.m.
Pedestrian killed in Cal Nev Ari
The woman was walking in the northbound lanes of U.S. 95 when she was hit by the truck. A 2000 Kia came behind the truck and also struck the woman. She died at the scene. ...
9:43 a.m.
Veterans Day doesn't mean a day off in college
For many people, the Veterans Day holiday Monday was used for reflection or family time, but for UNLV student Alicia Sosa, it meant one full day of serious study time before her next exams roll ...
9:42 a.m.
Homeless: Ballot defeat no surprise
On the eve of the biggest homeless event of the year, homeless Las Vegans say they are not dwelling on the overwhelming defeat last week of a ballot initiative to assist them, but rather are ...
9:42 a.m.
County commissioner will have surgery to improve hearing
Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury and radio host Rush Limbaugh are about to have more in common than their political party.
9:41 a.m.
Former Bears Super Bowl star shuffles into Caesars Palace
Ted Barg clutched his dark Chicago Bears helmet, adorned with 10 silver ink-scrawled autographs of Bears from varied eras, as if it were made by Faberge. He wore a leather Bears jacket, a Bears T-shirt, ...
9:24 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Rebels go a long way for a little tennis
As we try to decide which is more distant, a time share on Neptune or the Rebels' football bowl hopes, here are this week's notes:
9:23 a.m.
Prep playoff schedules
THURSDAY
9:23 a.m.
Volunteers needed for Angel program
Of particular need are Spanish-speaking volunteers.
9:09 a.m.
Las Vegan gets journalism honor
Ryan Brooks, a senior at Murray State University in Murray, Ky., was named the 2001 Journalist of the Year in March by the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association.
9:09 a.m.
Community briefs for Nov. 12, 2002
The American Red Cross will hold a Pet CPR course from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday at 3672 N. Rancho Drive.
9:09 a.m.
Highlights of September win report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $810.1 million, up 6.1 percent.
9:02 a.m.
Letter: Airline security needs consistency
I'm pretty sure I could do more damage to someone with these forks than I could with nail clippers that were being confiscated, or any of the other things that still are, for no apparent ...
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Current policies are dangerous
It is reported that President Bush and his Republican allies are planning to make the current tax cuts permanent. They even want to add a few more "tax relief measures" to appease their supporters. At ...
8:56 a.m.
Letter: This election was not a mandate for the far right
This is not a mandate to the Republican Party to move to the far right. Nor is it a statement to the Democrats that liberalism is moribund and without a future.
8:56 a.m.
Editorial: Prioritize security, not Jan. 1 deadline
The TSA was created by Congress a year ago as part of our awakening after Sept. 11, and its first directive was to ensure that by Jan. 1, 2003, all baggage would be screened. With ...
8:55 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Truth about our war
In the world of national and international security, clarifying one's remarks is based more on science. The science of real world actions and the science of warfare. It is sometimes not very pretty either.
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Legislators must unite over Yucca
Law firms hired by the state will argue in separate cases that the Department of Energy, without proper notification to Nevada or Congress, changed the rules regarding how a site would be determined suitable for ...
8:52 a.m.
Member of Gaughan gaming family, Jackie Jr., dies at 54
John F. Gaughan co-owned two downtown casinos with his father, John D. "Jackie" Gaughan, in the 1980s but unlike his brother, Michael, or their legendary dad, he never really pursued a gaming career.
8:51 a.m.
Obituaries for Nov. 12, 2002
Fred J. Belcastro, 76, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1926, in Chicago. A resident for two years, he was a retired developer and a World War ...
8:51 a.m.
1964 The Tribute captures a moment in time
Generally speaking, The Beatles' post-1966 work is considered the band's most groundbreaking material.
8:32 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Fatal flaws in Vegas traffic
We have given them nearly everything:
8:31 a.m.
Belle of the Ball: Bossardet brings 'Beauty and the Beast' to Aladdin
Complete with lavish sets, rich costumes and special effects, Disney's 1994 inaugural production, however, was well-received by audiences.
8:30 a.m.
Nevada tax revenues, proposals
Large revenue sources and tax revenue amounts in the current $1.8 billion state budget:
8:24 a.m.

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