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Archive for October 2, 2002

Family struggles to cope with death of toddler
A family and a neighborhood were trying to comprehend the tragic death of a 1-year-old this morning.
11:34 a.m.
Cold front brings rain, strong winds
Traces of rain fell this morning across the Las Vegas Valley after a cold front moved in Tuesday.
11:31 a.m.
Parents charged in death of 1-year-old
A young mother and father from Henderson are facing murder and neglect charges this morning after police found their 1-year-old daughter dead Tuesday night and their four other children sick, authorities said.
11:30 a.m.
Nevada colleges earn a D on national report card
Nevada colleges have received a D average according to a national report released today -- a grade that would place any student on academic probation.
11:30 a.m.
Desert Passage workers transferred after closure
"The closure of Alakazam has nothing to do with our corporate plan in Las Vegas. The food court (which opened in 2000) was a major investment that didn't pan out. The traffic didn't generate enough ...
11:16 a.m.
Trial rejected in church arson
CARSON CITY -- A man found legally insane in the burning and vandalizing of a Mormon church in Las Vegas cannot be tried on a similar offense that took place a year later, a federal ...
11:15 a.m.
House approves Red Rock swap
The legislation, introduced by Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., arranges for a land swap: 998 acres of federal land would be handed to the Howard Hughes Corp. to expand Summerlin to the south. In exchange, the ...
11:11 a.m.
Senate may not follow House on 'Net gaming bill
WASHINGTON -- The House on Tuesday passed a bill aimed at banning Internet gambling, but it is not likely to receive Senate approval this year.
11:11 a.m.
Judge OKs settlement of suit
The settlement, which was announced in February but only made official Monday, provides for payment of $333.2 million to NationsBank shareholders and $156.8 million to former BankAmerica shareholders. The lawsuit had alleged that executives at ...
11:10 a.m.
Government alleges Las Vegas worker discriminated against
The Atlanta home improvement retailer, which has nine Las Vegas stores, was accused of repeatedly failing and refusing to promote Roderick Birdis -- who is black and whom the government said was qualified for the ...
11:10 a.m.
Safeway profit down 9%
PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway Inc., owner of Vons markets in Las Vegas, reported a 9 percent drop in its fiscal third-quarter profit, reflecting lackluster sales growth and its continuing struggle with soft economic conditions.
11:10 a.m.
Casinos lose bid to block smoking ban
Several casinos and other groups wanted an injunction, contending the rule hurt their business. The ordinance was passed by voters on June 4, and bans smoking in all public buildings.
11:10 a.m.
Indiana casino scandal may hinder license renewal
"We tabled a decision on the renewal of his application for a maximum of 60 days," said Greg Drake, the chairman of the state Racing Commission and a member of the Control Board.
11:10 a.m.
MGM MIRAGE: Prohibition futile
One of the world's largest casino companies -- continuing to argue that prohibiting Internet gambling is futile -- launched its offshore online gambling site last week.
11:10 a.m.
New casino seeks employees
The local gaming company is seeking employees to fill jobs at its new property on Craig and Losee roads in North Las Vegas.
11:10 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 2, 2002
Former President George Bush will make his second fund-raising trip to Nevada to help Republican congressional candidate Jon Porter on Oct. 15.
11:10 a.m.
Shortfall reported at Horseshoe
The move is likely to fuel further speculation that the casino, which has been involved in several financial legal disputes, is in financial straits.
11:09 a.m.
'Nevada Numbers' expanding
"Nevada Numbers" is not a lottery and never has been a lottery. In fact, Nevada has no state lottery.
11:09 a.m.
Berkley seeks funds for National Airlines
Berkley was frustrated that the Las Vegas-based carrier was left out of a $10 billion loan guarantee program after Sept. 11. So she asked the House Transportation subcommittee on aviation for a resolution that the ...
11:06 a.m.
Judge tosses charges against Walters
Golf course developer Billy Walters' worries may finally be over after a judge Tuesday morning dismissed yet another indictment against the politically connected Las Vegas resident.
11:03 a.m.
Educators say extra fed help not nearly enough
While Nevada's share of federal education dollars has jumped $22 million thanks to President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act, educators say it will take much more to pull up the Silver State's struggling schools ...
11:03 a.m.
Timing of threat claims questioned
As Las Vegas Housing Authority leaders sort out allegations of threats against employees familiar with a controversial contract involving congressional candidate Dario Herrera, one board member questions the timing of the claims.
11:03 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: DA race is a tough one to call
This year both major party candidates in the race for district attorney, Mike Davidson and David Roger, are campaigning on their experience.
11:02 a.m.
Nevada's Catholic bishops endorse Question 2
CARSON CITY -- The Catholic bishops of the Dioceses of Las Vegas and Reno announced their support today for a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot to bar same-sex marriages.
11:02 a.m.
Lautenberg not as friendly to gaming as N.J.'s Torricelli
WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Democrats have traded one of the gaming industry's greatest allies for a candidate who has not been as cozy with the industry, sources said today.
10:52 a.m.
'I hate Jason Thomas'
The 28th Battle for the Fremont Cannon is still three days away. But give Nevada-Reno inside linebacker Logan Carter credit for firing the first salvo in a war of words between the Wolf Pack and ...
10:16 a.m.
GV girls streak into record book
A look at the streak
10:03 a.m.
Court rejects church-arson trial
CARSON CITY -- A man found legally insane for burning and vandalizing a Mormon church in Las Vegas cannot be tried on a similar offense that took place a year later, a federal appeals court ...
9:56 a.m.
Maine officials weigh Indian casino
AUGUSTA, Maine -- A proposed Indian casino would create 4,740 jobs, and more than twice that total when spinoff jobs are added on, a consultant hired by casino backers told a legislative study panel.
9:48 a.m.
More ports shut down
More ports shut down
9:43 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Record win left Gators shivering
In the end, the record fell without a trace of nervousness and only the slightest hint of anxiety. But who wouldn't be tense for a moment or two when your opponent takes the ominous form ...
9:30 a.m.
Court delays vote on school union
A Carson City judge has delayed a union vote by the Clark County School District's support employees, and the question of whether the election will take place is headed for a Las Vegas courtroom.
9:30 a.m.
Timing for new wards under fire
Months after North Las Vegas and Las Vegas finished drawing new boundaries for City Council wards based on the latest census, Henderson officials on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to six possible ward maps.
9:29 a.m.
New ordinance would allow tavern clustering
After a roughly 15-year moratorium on new taverns, followed by three years of allowing a limited number of tavern licenses, Henderson city officials are considering new licensing regulations that would add fees and allow market ...
9:26 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 2, 2002
John P. Barberio, 87, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Nov. 13, 1914, in Madison, Pa. A resident for 54 years, he retired as a pit boss from the ...
9:26 a.m.
Group formed to fight for Question 14
A group of Las Vegans Tuesday vowed to "fight tooth and nail" to ensure that utilities such as Nevada Power are government owned.
9:26 a.m.
National group issues traffic alert
A national organization today released a list of local roads clogged with traffic -- and warns that the jams could get worse unless action is taken.
9:25 a.m.
Sierra hit with new shareholder lawsuit
Stockholders Stephan and Gail Gordon filed suit on Monday, their attorney Mark Albright said.
9:25 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Consultants: Nevada has Porter on tap
Both consultants -- the Cook Political Report and the Rothenberg Political Report -- predicted the Republican, Porter, would win the 3rd District seat.
9:25 a.m.
Candidates debate cost of LV growth
CARSON CITY -- Clark County residents should bear the lion's share of the burden for supporting the state's growth, since most of it is generated in Southern Nevada, a Republican candidate for Assembly in Carson ...
9:23 a.m.
UNLV men's team ranked 4th in nation
The Rebels were ranked fourth nationally in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, released Tuesday, a 16-spot leap from their Sept. 20 ranking. In that time, UNLV shot three straight sub-par rounds and defeated 11 ranked ...
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Da Matta eyes CART title, $1 mil. bonus
Cristiano da Matta has a million reasons to win Sunday's CART Grand Prix Americas on the streets of Miami.
9:17 a.m.
Editorial: Young drivers need safer school access
To protect the students, Clark County is considering a plan to build some alternative roads that would provide safer access to the school, at least during this period of heavy construction. Videos mapping out the ...
9:10 a.m.
Robberies of small businesses on rise
Prevention tips
9:09 a.m.
Fireworks erupt during hearing in Binion case
District Judge Joseph Bonaventure ripped into Sandy Murphy's defense attorney Tuesday, telling him he is guilty of contempt of court for repeatedly filing motions in the case despite the fact the case is under appeal.
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Tax increase was a bargain
I, too, have some senior moments but my memory of the 1/4 of 1 percent sales tax increase differs greatly from his. It had nothing to do with "saving our region's water agency."
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Ford only good GOP president
My first initiation into the Republican Party's penchant for dirty tricks came during the Herbert Hoover-Al Smith campaign. Religious bigotry reared its ugly head against Al Smith, a Catholic. The Republican cry was "Hoover in ...
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Bush bragging about Yucca is no surprise
In the context of an economy in recession, unfettered corporate scandals and international dissent over the Bush administration's plans to invade Iraq, it is hardly surprising that the White House is attempting to paint endorsement ...
9:05 a.m.
Defense motion delays sentencing in murder
The sentencing of a Las Vegas man convicted of killing his brother has been postponed while prosecutors seek input from the Nevada Supreme Court on a defense motion to set aside the verdict.
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Exercising free speech carries cost
One of the insurers that helps run the state's Medicaid program, Sierra Health Services, subsequently decided to drop from its plan obstetricians who had met with the governor. Under the terms of its contract with ...
9:03 a.m.
Judge to review records of man hurt by police
A Boulder City Municipal Court judge will review medical records before arraigning an elderly man injured last month when he resisted Boulder City Police officers during a traffic stop.
9:02 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING Post Time 1 p.m.
9:02 a.m.
Tuesday's prep results
BOYS SOCCER
9:00 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Heinen leads way among SNGA players
With the season winding down, Eddie Heinen's 322 points lead the player of the year standings in the Southern Nevada Golf Association's championship division.
8:59 a.m.
Royster latest skipper fired
Last-place finishes for the New York Mets, Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers meant no more last chances for managers Bobby Valentine, Jerry Narron and Jerry Royster.
8:58 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 2, 2002
The Dance Zone will be offering two free days of dance classes for children 4 and up this weekend.
8:46 a.m.
Peace Corps thrives with volunteerism on UNLV campus
Leon Holmes, 27, doesn't agree with the stereotype of American college kids only looking to have fun, out for No. 1.
8:46 a.m.
Savvy wine buys: Luna Pinot Grigio '00
The winemaker John Kongsgaard from Beringer has a peerless reputation. This fruity Pinot Grigio comes close to duplicating the flavor of its counterpart, also named Pinot Grigio, from northeast Italy.
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Horizon South principal receives a fond send-off
The reception at Palace Station was hosted by his wife Betty Roqueni, principal of Manuel Cortez Elementary, with their children Andrea and Aaron Roqueni. Assisting was Betty's sister, Rosanna Gallagher, newly appointed principal at Elaine ...
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Courtesy still means everything
I wanted some of the pretty gift cards I'd purchased previously (there was a lovely selection). According to the clerk there was no longer a choice, just a new generic substitute that asked if the ...
8:16 a.m.

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