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Archive for November 29, 2002

DA considers death penalty in Rundle murder case
Prosecutors could decide as soon as next week whether they will pursue a death penalty for the Las Vegas man who allegedly beat his wife to death with a baseball bat. William Rundle, 57, pleaded ...
11:11 a.m.
Lake Mead further tapped
Lake Mead, already at near-record lows due to three years of drought, could drop an additional 16 to 20 inches because of water drawdowns authorized this week by the U.S. Interior Department.
11:11 a.m.
More feasting: Hanukkah comes on the heels of Thanksgiving
Shoshana Segelstein of Rafi's Catering didn't have much of a relaxing Thanksgiving.
11:09 a.m.
Casino re-opens with new name
The Golden Phoenix Hotel Casino and Resort opened to gamblers Wednesday at what used to be the Flamingo Reno.
11:08 a.m.
Wynn considers tourist resort for Maryland
New details surfaced Thursday about talks between Las Vegas and Chinese casino resort developer Steve Wynn and top Maryland lawmakers to explore proposals for legalizing slots in Maryland.
11:07 a.m.
Holiday shopping season kicks off
Bargain-hunters woke before dawn to head to stores and malls today, the official opening of the holiday shopping season, hoping to take advantage of early bird specials on hot toys and electronic items like DVD ...
11:07 a.m.
Some states to appeal antitrust decision
The attorneys general in most of the nine states were expected to announce their decisions later today, beginning with Tom Reilly of Massachusetts.
11:03 a.m.
Engelstad generosity noted by colleagues
Funeral services for Ralph Louis Engelstad will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, 3050 Alta Drive in Las Vegas.
11:02 a.m.
Fire damages Mexican restaurant
The fire in the restaurant at 2655 Desert Inn Road started about 5:30 a.m. in the kitchen and was accidental, fire department spokesman Bob Leinbach said. A fryer was left on the stove and it ...
11:01 a.m.
Thanksgiving, Las Vegas style
Nine guests, attire varying from shorts and T-shirts to sport coats, gathered around a lengthy table below an elegant 34-bulb chandelier at the Venetian on Thanksgiving afternoon.
10:56 a.m.
Medical pioneer McGuff dies at 85
Paul McGuff was a country doctor at heart.
10:55 a.m.
Strip club wants out of county
The owner of Jaguars strip club might have figured out a way to skirt Clark County's stringent lap-dancing regulations: move the Las Vegas city limits to lasso his club.
10:54 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Getting what you pay for
"We're growing too fast," says longtime political consultant Kent Oram. "We're blowing our quality of life here."
10:53 a.m.
Numbers on diseases called misleading
An increase in cases of certain diseases reported on the Clark County Health District's website for October does not mean there are epidemics, and officials cautioned against knee-jerk responses to the data.
10:52 a.m.
Rebels' TV deal gets fuzzy reception
ESPN Regional general manager Tina Kunzer-Murphy believed Las Vegas football fans would be grateful when the television broadcasting rights to UNLV's recent game at Utah plopped into her lap.
10:51 a.m.
Rebels close it out at Ram-tough CSU
10:45 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Spurrier (and Zook) derailed
Think the University of Florida would like to have Steve Spurrier back as head coach?
10:43 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Some NFL bets are just gone with the wind
Some guys have all the luck.
10:43 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: Pac-10 comes to LV Bowl's rescue
With apologies to those folks who used to love the anticipation of finding out whether Ball State or Central Michigan would play in the Las Vegas Bowl, the best thing that has happened to the ...
10:42 a.m.
Pines seeks an encore
Prep football results
10:41 a.m.
Palo Verde faces McQueen and its mighty mystique
Darwin Rost understands that, man for man, his Palo Verde team is probably not the best in the state.
10:38 a.m.
Forecaster likes Pines, McQueen in semifinals
Ever get the feeling you plugged one hole in the ship just in time to see the next one burst open? That's about how this prep forecaster feels after last weekend's region championships.
10:38 a.m.
Las Vegas Area Fishing Report
For Nov. 29, 2002
10:37 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Ready, get set, go shopping!
Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving begins the holiday shopping season.
10:36 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Stewart bullish on Bullring races
Less than two weeks after wrapping up his first NASCAR Winston Cup championship, Tony Stewart will be returning to his roots this weekend to take part in the U.S. Auto Club's season finales for Sprint ...
10:35 a.m.
Stewart gobbles up field on Turkey Night in Calif.
Stewart was the second-fastest qualifier in the Sprint Car portion of the 62nd annual Lucas Oil Turkey Night Grand Prix program. He assumed the lead from veteran open-wheel driver Jason Leffler on the third lap ...
10:32 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time 12:30 p.m.
10:31 a.m.
Doughnut chain founder Winchell dies at LV home
He was 87 years old and had been a Las Vegas resident for 30 years. He was also a thoroughbred horsebreeder and stable owner who produced two champions and was engaged in real estate ventures ...
9:54 a.m.
Ex-Metro cop Blasko dies
Ex-cop Joseph Charles Blasko died Tuesday at his home in New Harmony, Utah. He was 67.
9:54 a.m.
News briefs for Nov. 29, 2002
Two men remained jailed in North Las Vegas this morning in lieu of $1 million bond each in connection with a Nov. 22 killing.
9:54 a.m.
Obituaries for Nov. 29, 2002
Marvin G. Bennett, 64, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was born Feb. 20, 1938, in Detroit. A resident for 10 years, he owned a manufacturing company.
9:53 a.m.
Going, going, gone
'Tis the season to be jolly - and to pick up a neat stocking stuffer in the Sun Holiday Auction.
9:53 a.m.
Man sued over tribal name
At issue is the site, which the tribe says has no connection to its Foxwoods Resort Casino and is causing confusion. The tribe has a website at
9:52 a.m.
Flamingo Reno re-opens
The Golden Phoenix Hotel Casino and Resort opened its doors to gamblers Wednesday at what used to be the Flamingo Reno.
9:52 a.m.
Casino authority kicks in for N.J. arena
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -- Building a new arena and convention center in this Philadelphia suburb is a matter of economic development and regional pride for political leaders behind the proposal.
9:51 a.m.
Lincoln gets partial water win
CARSON CITY -- Lincoln County and its partner, Vidler Water Co. Inc., have won a partial victory to supply water to a proposed $650 million power plant in the southern part of the county.
9:50 a.m.
Baggage claim checks return to McCarran
Despite the extension of a federal deadline to screen baggage for explosives, passengers arriving at McCarran International Airport over the holidays can still expect one new checkpoint.
9:50 a.m.
Investors positive about settlements
Georgia-Pacific Corp. rose $2.48, or 14 percent, to $20.05 and traded as high as $20.10 today. Halliburton Co. rose $1.87, or 9.7 percent, to $21.06 and traded as high as $21.15. Honeywell International Inc. rose ...
9:50 a.m.
Global semiconductor sales improve
The report marks the third quarter of rising sales for an industry that is slowly recovering from the high-tech downturn of recent years.
9:49 a.m.
Environmentalists target Bush administration
Environmental groups have been foes of the Bush administration since the beginning of his term. And the administration's policies have done nothing to placate the groups.
9:37 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A catalog of really bad gifts
When The Nephew turned 18 this fall it was a rite of passage for his grandmother and me.
9:21 a.m.
Concert draw: Wood more than just a musical artist
Throughout their 2002 40th anniversary tour, the Rolling Stones have performed massive stadium concerts, medium-sized arena shows and small club dates.
9:21 a.m.
On 40th anniversary tour, Stones show new wrinkles
You can't always get what you want, but if the Rolling Stones are your favorite band, you might come pretty close this weekend.
9:20 a.m.
Horseplay never looked so good
There is a strong bond between humans and horses, a relationship forged over thousands of years and explored in "Cheval" at Bellagio.
9:19 a.m.
Changes sought in City Council policies
North Las Vegas voters could decide in April whether to give residents more say at City Council meetings.
9:18 a.m.
Smith elected to League of Cities post
Smith replaces former Reno Mayor Jeff Griffin.
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Singer is Taylor-made for the Las Vegas scene
Pianist-vocalist Shelly Taylor is blessed with beauty, talent, personality -- and a job she loves.
9:18 a.m.
Does prog-rock love Las Vegas? Yes
Apparently, Yes really enjoys playing Las Vegas.
9:16 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Beard Dinner honors memory of Palladin
A Friends of James Beard Dinner in memory of Chef Jean-Louis Palladin took place Monday at Alize at the Palms. Chef Jean-Louis, who dazzled diners at his Napa restaurant at The Rio, died Nov. 25, ...
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: What's classic rock? A question for the ages
My dog listens to classic rock.
9:12 a.m.
Datebook for Nov. 29, 2002
Pulidor Foundation/Spirit of the Nations and Fitzgeralds Hotel present the Buffalo Roast and Native American Arts and International Film Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the hotel. Admission is free. A buffalo ...
9:08 a.m.
On Display for Nov. 29, 2002
"Every Picture Tells a Story," original art published in children's books from the California Gallery, runs through Wednesday at Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave.
9:07 a.m.
Letter: King George bound for war
If our current leaders wanted something besides controlling all the oil in the world so there could only be one government, we would have a similar assemblage of great minds coming up with a solution ...
8:57 a.m.
Letter: Green Party offers a viable political choice
The Bush administration's plans for a revengeful, unprovoked attack on Iraq, and its concerns only for the wealthy, the unpunished corporate thieves and the disregard of environmental problems are no surprise to those aware of ...
8:57 a.m.
Blood drives scheduled
Tuesday: noon to 6 p.m., Art Institute of Las Vegas, 2350 Corporate Circle, Henderson; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community College of Southern Nevada, 6375 W. Charleston Blvd.; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Southern Nevada ...
8:56 a.m.
Celebration benefits Shade Tree shelter
Children can have their pictures taken with Santa, do special craft projects and have their faces painted. Admission is $5. Call 385-0072.
8:55 a.m.
Editorial: Pull the plug on cyber theft
The New York case was traced back to 1999, the year that one of the alleged identity thieves was hired by a company that produces specialized computer hardware and software. The computers are bought by ...
8:55 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Forum for the future
I've always wanted to write that, and in the middle of this Thanksgiving weekend it seems an appropriate use of the phrase because there is something I want to discuss that is important to our ...
8:55 a.m.
Political notebook: Campaign contribution forms to be revamped
The forms they are a-changin'.
8:54 a.m.
Dates set for holiday mail to overseas military
The dates for mailing items to service members at overseas locations in time for the holidays are fast approaching, and officials at the Military Postal Service Agency have suggestions for ensuring packages and letters arrive ...
8:54 a.m.
Editorial: Investigate claims by Yucca employees
Yucca Mountain, 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, is where the government intends to bury the nation's high-level nuclear waste. Any questions about safety should be fully answered, and not just by the Department of ...
8:53 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Reasons for thanks
By now the leftovers should be gone. The weight-loss plans should be in full swing, or at the very least the talking about an effort to trim the waistline should be nonstop, and each of ...
4:11 a.m.
VegasBeat: Timothy McDarrah: Charity feels right at Holmes
VegasBeat has never met Mr. Holmes, nor seen his Harrah's show.
4:10 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: An argument for holiday debate
Oh, right. Some of you only read this on Sundays.
4:09 a.m.
Guinn's path to raising taxes filled with hurdles
4:08 a.m.
Letter: Liberals care about everyone
I would like to thank the Republicans/conservatives for giving us so many caring presidents. Ronald Reagan cut federal spending to mental institutions, forcing them to oust borderline cases. Thus, we inherited the homeless, many of ...
4:08 a.m.
Letter: Voters aren't saving much with tax cuts
So we have already seen cuts in aid to states and localities for schools, highways, health care and other needed programs. And we will see more cuts. States that are already feeling the results of ...
4:07 a.m.
School district races builders for land
4:07 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Expect 2003 Legislature to tax the little guy
Nothing can wreck a good department store sale like higher-than-advertised prices -- or in the state of Nevada's case -- higher taxes.
4:05 a.m.
Editorial: Show more respect for master plans
Very likely the most aggravating aspect of growth for Clark County residents has been the manner in which the master plans for their area get changed. Master plans outline the general areas where commercial, industrial ...
4:04 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Republicans keep focus on war against terrorism
Conservative editor of the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, said it was telling that the new book "Bush at War" by Bob Woodward was a top seller and that Al Gore's book "Joined at the Heart" ...
4:03 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Regents need to act like adults
So the move to censure three regents who've been accused of misbehaving leaves one doubting whether the board has the ability to pull it off without further embarrassing itself.
4:02 a.m.
Editorial: No tax money for light show upgrade
It was a reality check two weeks ago for Las Vegas City Council members when staff informed them of the potential cost of accepting a "gift" from the state. The gift -- Floyd Lamb State ...
4:02 a.m.
One Carrot
With his father an engineer at NASA, Scott Thompson may have had a shot at becoming an astronaut. Instead, it's his career that is soaring in the stratosphere.
4:01 a.m.
Opportunity Village clients are thankful for their blessings
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3:41 a.m.
Community entranced by a forest's magic
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3:40 a.m.
Colorado State still has something to prove
That must mean the 16th-ranked Rams have nothing to play for Saturday against Nevada-Las Vegas, right?
2:23 a.m.

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