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Archive for November 27, 2002

Wynn eyes Maryland gaming expansion
Wynn, chairman of Wynn Resorts of Las Vegas and former head of Mirage Resorts Inc., visited the State House last week and met with the president of the Maryland Senate, the prospective speaker of the ...
11:24 a.m.
LV municipal court ends ticket moratorium
For more than 15 years motorists who were slow to take care of their Las Vegas traffic tickets could count on a holiday-season break from the city's Municipal Court to pay their tickets without being ...
11:23 a.m.
City eyes stripper licenses
Strippers in Las Vegas clubs may soon have to pay for a yearly license.
11:21 a.m.
Study required by Nevada pot law is stymied
CARSON CITY -- A university medical school study of the effectiveness of medical marijuana has yet to begin more than a year after a state law called for it.
11:20 a.m.
Candidates fail to file campaign reports
CARSON CITY -- Secretary of State Dean Heller said today 20 political candidates, including Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Wendell Williams, did not file their campaign expense reportsdue on Oct. 29.
11:19 a.m.
Imperial Palace owner Engelstad dies
Imperial Palace casino owner and Las Vegas Motor Speedway co-developer Ralph Engelstad, 72, died of cancer Tuesday night at his Las Vegas home.
11:18 a.m.
News briefs for Nov. 27, 2002
Local FBI officials are asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected of robbing two banks last month.
11:18 a.m.
Election results certified
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court today certified the results from the Nov. 5 election showing 509,702 people or 58.5 percent of the eligible voters cast ballots.
11:17 a.m.
Renewable energy contracts signed
The contracts with Desert Queen Wind LP, Advanced Thermal Systems, Earth Power Resources Inc., Ormat Nevada Inc. and Ely Wind Co. will supply Nevada Power as much as 227 megawatts of electricity, Sierra Pacific spokeswoman ...
11:17 a.m.
Albertsons CEO sees further consolidation
NEW YORK -- To Larry Johnston, the grocery business is all about the little guy.
11:17 a.m.
Casino operator sues to stop Yahoo! subscriber
The subscriber, whom Harrah's did not name in its Clark County District Court lawsuit, is said to regularly contribute to Harrah's message board on the Yahoo! Finance webpage under the name "hanslee99."
11:17 a.m.
Terrorism war still hot topic
Many of Southern Nevada's best and brightest young minds say we are shooting at shadows and kidding ourselves if we believe a so-called "war on terrorism" can be won.
11:13 a.m.
Former Yucca worker wants congressional probe
WASHINGTON -- A former Yucca Mountain worker said he is encouraged by Nevada senators' call for a General Accounting Office investigation of his firing.
11:13 a.m.
Charities open giving season
This is shaping up as a happy holiday for some local charities, but others are finding themselves worrying, once again, that they won't have enough toys and food for their needy clients.
11:11 a.m.
School access limited as road closed
The stretch of Robindale Road that guides Rhodes Ranch students to the new Sierra Vista High School is paved and ready for use.
11:11 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Shedding light on Experience
This holiday season your city fathers are looking to feed the Fremont Street Experience's insatiable appetite to gobble up public funds to further its private business interests.
11:09 a.m.
Two regents may face censure by board
Two members of the Board of Regents will go before their colleagues in December to find out if they will be publicly censured for abuse of power, officials said.
11:08 a.m.
Man lifts cash flying from armored car
The armored car was heading west when, due to a mechanical malfunction, the rear doors opened and several large plastic bags containing "a substantial amount" of paper currency wrapped in clear plastic bundles tumbled out ...
11:08 a.m.
Local sports calendar
Men's basketball: UAB at UNLV, 7:30 p.m., Thomas & Mack Center. FRIDAY
10:57 a.m.
Nevada taxable sales up
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's taxable sales, one indicator of the economy, grew to $2.7 billion in September, a 7.5 percent increase over a year ago and the biggest percentage gain since February 2000.
10:57 a.m.
Roofer targeted by union, religious activists
The Nevada Interfaith Council for Worker Justice along with union roofers said they protested in front of Beazer Homes construction sites Tuesday over what they say are poor working conditions for roofers employed by Metric ...
10:54 a.m.
Telecom giant settling with SEC
The settlement says that the SEC may request that the judge approve a fine in the future, whether or not the company violates the terms of the agreement. The commission described the settlement as "partial" ...
10:54 a.m.
Air Force invitation put on hold
Air Force's expected bid to the Las Vegas Bowl was put in a holding pattern on Tuesday afternoon after a one-hour conference call by the bowl's selection committee failed to yield an invitation to the ...
10:01 a.m.
UNLV's key to success lies with ball control
10:01 a.m.
Rebels' Moore finishes 17th at Texas event
The Rebels' ace followed rounds of 80 and 68 on Monday with a 75 for a 10-over par 223 at the par-71 El Paso (Texas) Country Club.
9:59 a.m.
LVMS expands seating for Winston Cup race
The additional seating, located outside Turn 3, will be sold as part of a three-race package called the "Las Vegas Triple Play." Race fans purchasing the $88 tickets for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Winston Cup race ...
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: NCAA teams should hire a detective
Until the day NCAA institutions start paying athletes a stipend commensurate with the revenues they produce, illegal contact (read: $100 handshakes and other payments made under the table) will always be a bigger problem than ...
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Busy-bee driver Leffler racing at LVMS
Jason Leffler may not reside in Southern Nevada, but the 27-year-old racer knows his way around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway complex.
9:57 a.m.
Diners injured as restaurant hit by car
Eleven people were injured Tuesday when a car crashed through the side of the crowded Skillet Cafe on accident-plagued Charleston Boulevard.
9:45 a.m.
Housekeeper pistol-whipped in home invasion
Lt. Ted Snodgrass said a man climbed over the security gate and entered the house through an unlocked back door.
9:45 a.m.
Court clears way for Arizona gaming deals
PHOENIX -- The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an injunction request by dog and horse track owners, opening the way for Gov. Jane Hull to immediately sign casino agreements with American Indian tribes.
9:43 a.m.
Holiday closings
SAFETY: Police and fire emergency services as usual. Administrative offices closed both days.
9:43 a.m.
Discrimination lawsuit filed
Denise Bartholomew, Marie Cox, Vickie Carden-Garriga, Darnell Lander and Lena Waddell each want Grand Casino in Gulfport to pay them $2 million in compensatory damages, or actual damages, and $5 million in punitive damages, according ...
9:42 a.m.
Editorial: Nuclear reactors still have problems
Extensive corrosion at the Davis-Besse reactor near Toledo, Ohio, went undetected at the reactor until March of this year, a failure that led to 70 pounds of steel being eaten away and left the reactor ...
9:24 a.m.
Fired Yucca worker wants congressional probe
WASHINGTON -- A former Yucca Mountain worker said he is encouraged by Nevada senators' call for a General Accounting Office investigation of his firing.
9:22 a.m.
Pyramid scheme said to target UNLV students
Two homes were raided in Las Vegas, and documents were confiscated in connection with an alleged pyramid scheme that targeted students at UNLV, the attorney general's office said Tuesday.
9:22 a.m.
Letter: Don't destroy nature's beauty
I have enjoyed both your city and the fantastic environment surrounding it; I've always made an out-of-town excursion a part of the trip and have hiked Red Rock, Valley of Fire, Death Valley, the Lake ...
9:21 a.m.
Letter: How far will Bush go with newfound power?
The same citizens are willing to forgo personal benefits, such as medical care, assurance of adequate Social Security benefits and other social programs like day care for low-income working mothers, money for infrastructure issues like ...
9:21 a.m.
Sex education, child care prompt contentious debate
On-campus child care centers for teen mothers and sex education classes in Clark County schools only encourage teens to have sex, said some local students who attended the Sun Youth Forum Tuesday.
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Byorick-Knott pairing wins 'Fun Day' event
The Southern Nevada Women's Golf Association's "Golf for Fun Days" Tournament, played at the Paiute Golf Resort, saw the pairing of Rita Byorick and Brenda Knott from Badlands Golf Club win low gross in the ...
9:19 a.m.
Editorial: A harvest of food and spirit
Winter on the Atlantic was hard enough, as can be imagined from the fact that they had set sail for Virginia and were blown north to Massachusetts. Winter in New England was to be much ...
9:18 a.m.
Boulder City Council briefs for Nov. 27, 2002
The Boulder City Council on Tuesday approved $136,000 to develop a section of trail along a planned loop that would connect Boulder City, the Las Vegas Valley and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
9:16 a.m.
Deal to be made for cheap power from Eldorado plant
A deal that would provide a backup supply of inexpensive power to Boulder City, insulating ratepayers from high market prices during the hot summer months of peak usage, appears within weeks of signing.
9:16 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
Post Time 11 a.m. 1st race 6-1/2 fur 3YO Fil Clm: 1 Genie Magic (Pedroza) 118; 2 Grade Nine (Valenzuela) 118; 3 Thermal Ablasion (Garcia) 120; 4 Danceoftheflags (Enriquez) 118; 5 Soup n' Crackers (Baze) ...
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: 'Tis the season for Terry Fox cancer benefit
Much beloved for its unmatched travel packages offered by many of the Four Seasons around the globe, sold to serious bidders by both silent and live auction, this event is considered a true must-do by ...
8:37 a.m.
Obituaries for Nov. 27, 2002
Ronald Lawrence Alvarado, 59, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born May 8, 1943, in Brighton, Colo. A resident for 35 years, he was a gaming technician.
8:33 a.m.
Savvy wine buys: Chateau Routas Rouviere '01
This supple, dry wine from Provence in southern France is a blend of three grapes: 40 percent Grenache, 30 percent Syrah and 30 percent Cinsault. It has a hint of mint, and it goes well ...
8:33 a.m.
Community briefs for Nov. 27, 2002
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers hikes, walks and programs free of charge. To make required reservations or for more information on the following or upcoming programs, call 363-1922:
8:33 a.m.
Kids, parents raise money for teacher
The teacher is in the intensive care unit at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and has been hospitalized since Oct. 26, center spokesman Bronson Mack said.
8:32 a.m.
Musical 'Cinderella' a nice fit at UNLV
An outstanding cast of actors/singers/dancers creates a refreshing, sparkling production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at Judy Bayley Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: A dish of pre-holiday leftovers
Tony, Tina and turkey -- the off-Broadway marriage farce playing at The Rio, "Tony and Tina's Wedding," has already proved it's no turkey (it's one of the longest-running comedies in off-Broadway history), but turkey will ...
8:30 a.m.
Students discuss image of America around the world
While discussing the United States' vast influence, young Southern Nevadans had to confront whether America's ideals are best for the world and if Americans are too arrogant for other nations to trust our sincerity and ...
3:25 a.m.
Students speak out
3:25 a.m.
Students discuss image of America around the world
Photo: From left, Virgin Valley senior Megan Carter, Palo While discussing the United States’ vast influence, young Southern Nevadans had to confront whether America’s ideals are best for the world and if Americans are too arrogant for other nations to trust our sincerity and ...
2:00 a.m.

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