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Archive for October 4, 2002

Events in the Sacramento area
9:45 a.m., SACRAMENTO - California Fair Political Practices Commission meets, 428 J. Street, eighth floor. Contact: Sigrid Bathen, 916-322-7761.
12:01 p.m.
News briefs for Oct. 4, 2002
The husband and daughter of Las Vegas Sun Vice President and Associate Editor Sandy Thompson have filed a lawsuit against the man accused of causing the car accident that killed her.
11:20 a.m.
Feds to probe Vegas grocery deal
State officials and Kroger Co. say the Federal Trade Commission is investigating Kroger's planned purchase of 18 Raley's stores in the Las Vegas area because of antitrust concerns.
11:17 a.m.
Water level not declining at Yucca
The study, released Thursday, analyzed trends in ground-water levels and spring discharges from a network of sites in the Yucca region where the U.S. Department of Energy is working on a high level nuclear dump.
11:10 a.m.
After 50 colorful years, resort remains a 'jewel'
It was called the "Jewel of the Desert" when it opened in 1952 on a windblown plain that was home to only five other casino resorts.
11:09 a.m.
Terminated physicians ask governor for help
The president of the Clark County OB/GYN Society, who was terminated from his Sierra Health Services contracts after a meeting with Gov. Kenny Guinn, wants the governor to have him reinstated.
11:07 a.m.
Doctors say HMO plan impedes quality prenatal care
Gov. Kenny Guinn said he wants to make it easier for low-income pregnant women to receive prenatal care through Medicaid, but local obstetricians say they fear the governor won't go far enough.
11:07 a.m.
'Penn & Teller' the talk of the town -- literally
How can anyone complain about a "Penn & Teller" performance?
11:07 a.m.
Feds propose change in recognition procedures
Neal McCaleb, the U.S. Interior Department's assistant secretary for Indian affairs, said the plan would make the recognition process more consistent by providing clearer regulatory guidelines than now exist.
11:07 a.m.
Colorado casino may be sold
If an agreement is reached, the transaction is expected to close by the third quarter of 2003. The projected sale price wasn't disclosed.
11:07 a.m.
Nevada Power, El Paso part ways
El Paso Merchant Energy Group notified Nevada Power Co. this week that it was terminating all transactions between the companies entered under the Western Systems Power Pool Agreement, according to a Form 8-K filed Wednesday ...
11:07 a.m.
A grim lesson: Program shows teens the perils of driving under the influence
When the Grim Reaper came for Carli Webster, the Coronado High School student body president wasn't ready. Her new black gown for the homecoming dance next weekend waited in her closet at home. She had ...
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: The truth, according to Manarite
But then he's also desperate to avoid spending the rest of his life behind bars.
11:03 a.m.
State reduces child welfare funding further
Child welfare advocates' hopes were heightened when an itemized list of the governor's budget reductions omitted significant cuts to a child welfare program already crippled by a lack of funding.
11:03 a.m.
Mother of dead infant blames stress
The young Henderson mother of five who is accused of leaving her sick 18-month-old daughter unattended in a bedroom for more than two days told police she had been stressed out and forgot to check ...
11:01 a.m.
Lied sues Dewey, animal groups
The operator of the Lied Animal Shelter filed a defamation and racketeering lawsuit against another shelter and other animal welfare groups in connection with a possible new regional animal facility.
11:00 a.m.
2003 recovery seen for commercial real estate
Strong in-migration growth and a growing interest by institutional investors to increase their commercial real estate holdings in smaller markets like Las Vegas should boost the Southern Nevada market, an expert said Thursday.
10:57 a.m.
Nevada companies hit by port shutdown
Some Nevada importers and exporters are securing storage containers on contingency and considering transporting product via air or rail freight through Gulf and East Coast ports because of the West Coast port shutdown.
10:56 a.m.
Weber will stand trial for murder
Murder suspect Timmy Weber will face trial in the April deaths of his girlfriend and her 15-year-old son.
10:50 a.m.
Man to plead guilty in slaying
Deputy District Attorney Brian Rutledge said Brad McCullough waived his right to a preliminary hearing this morning in Las Vegas Justice Court and will formally enter a guilty plea before District Judge Joseph Bonaventure Oct. ...
10:49 a.m.
State sees insurance costs jump
CARSON CITY -- Costs jumped 34 percent in the state employees health insurance plan last fiscal year, a financial consultant said Thursday.
10:41 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Game Thief designed to stop poaching
Many of the hunting seasons will open this week in Nevada.
10:28 a.m.
Las Vegas Area Fishing Report
10:26 a.m.
Wrangler tickets in hot demand
In an act of faith, many local hockey fans shelled out money to secure season tickets for the Las Vegas Wranglers' inaugural season even before they had an arena to play in.
10:23 a.m.
Kings, Avalanche to play exhibition game at MGM Grand
Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it is not. However, Saturday night's NHL preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche still offers the chance to ...
10:22 a.m.
Rebels, Wolf Pack ready to go
10:09 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Be careful in choosing an 'expert'
Seeing an assortment of favorites fail to cover or even win is not atypical early in a National Football League season. It happens virtually every year.
10:07 a.m.
Saturday fund-raiser to help middle schools
Due to budget cuts, the school district eliminated the middle school sports programs in May. Parents and others are trying to raise $350,000 that would enable the district to reinstate the basketball and related programs.
10:05 a.m.
Agassi beats Sampras in exhibition match
The 31-year-old Sampras was playing a day after he said he would not compete in ATP tournaments the rest of the year. He said he will decide in the next month whether to retire. He ...
10:05 a.m.
City building chief says VA center is safe
The city of Las Vegas building and safety chief says the Addeliar D. Guy III Veterans Administration Ambulatory Care Center is safe and that the structural damage is reparable, but an apparent rift between the ...
9:59 a.m.
Federal grant to help homeless
A new federal grant will help bring together services to get some homeless people with mental illness and addictions back into society.
9:58 a.m.
Federal grant targets school violence
CARSON CITY -- Nevada will receive a $2.5 million federal grant over the next four years with the goal of improving the character of students to cut down on school violence.
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Cancer survivor Jones a voice of hope
Cancer slowed down Larry G. Jones' career.
9:55 a.m.
Kids to take part in lake exploring
A 70-foot houseboat was expected to leave the Callville Bay dock today on a voyage of discovery and education involving schoolchildren, local business people and scientific researchers.
9:54 a.m.
Unemployment rate drops to 5.6 percent in September
Today's Labor Department report sent mixed signals, not only about the health of the labor markets but also about the condition of the economy generally.
9:52 a.m.
Decorating maven resigns from NYSE board
The decorating entrepreneur announced her departure Thursday, a day after an assistant to her stockbroker agreed to help prosecutors investigating Stewart's sale of ImClone stock before the pharmaceutical company's shares plunged.
9:52 a.m.
Desert Oasis: Sahara's rich entertainment history recalled at 50
Marlene Dietrich onstage in the Congo Room, with Burt Bacharach at the piano.
9:49 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: No on Q9 = common sense
A brief provided by law enforcement must be used to describe Lewis. He refused an interview request by a Sun reporter. The brief tells us in part: "Mr. Lewis, who spends much of his time ...
9:48 a.m.
Editorial: Don't disband local ethics panel just yet
The Ethics Review Board's performance sometimes has fallen short of what the public expects -- it is a board without proper staffing and it hasn't always inspired confidence that it is capable of penalizing wrongdoing ...
9:45 a.m.
Gulf Coast casinos reopen as Lili retreats
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. -- Twelve Gulf Coast casinos reopened Thursday afternoon after they were ordered closed by the Mississippi Gaming Commission because of high winds and rains brought on by tropical storm Lili.
9:44 a.m.
Letter: Put an end to intolerance
Reminds me of growing up in the South and reading signs such as, "No mixed marriages allowed," "Whites only drinking fountain," and "Whites only movie theaters."
9:44 a.m.
Letter: Bush should lead battle charge
I am very patriotic, and if we were threatened by any foreign power, if they would have me, I would volunteer to serve in some way. But I have a question.
9:43 a.m.
Letter: Just can't take the partisan out of politics
Poupard stated, "Let us not forget that this same G.W. Bush dodged the Vietnam War with his family's money and influence, which kept him safe in Texas."
9:43 a.m.
Prostitute gets 12 years in robbery
A Las Vegas prostitute who made headlines when he sexually assaulted a teenage murder defendant was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday in a robbery case.
9:38 a.m.
Judge orders ex-governor to prison for extortion
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Former Gov. Edwin Edwards was ordered Wednesday to report to prison by Oct. 21 to serve 10 years for extorting riverboat casino applicants during and after his fourth term.
9:38 a.m.
Roger blames Davidson for building woes
Republican district attorney candidate David Roger accused his Democratic opponent Mike Davidson during a televised debate Thursday of failing to oversee the troubled Regional Justice Center project.
9:37 a.m.
Bankruptcy case halts LV man's Brunei lawsuit
A retired Honolulu police officer who is suing the Sultan of Brunei's family for wrongful termination won't get to tell his story this week after all.
9:37 a.m.
Court briefs for Oct. 4, 2002
A Nevada resident has filed a lawsuit against Coast Casinos and Drai's on the Strip alleging he was beaten by security officers during an October 2000 visit.
9:37 a.m.
Editorial: Widows wait while feds fiddle
This, of course, led to claims stacking up and workers and widows waiting nervously for checks that never came. Three weeks ago, in response to innumerable calls and letters from frustrated claimants, the Labor Department ...
9:33 a.m.
Upcoming events
The third annual Arts in the Community / Family of Unity multicultural program will be held Oct. 12 at the County Government Center amphitheater.
9:29 a.m.
Scene Selections -- Geoff Carter: 'Wolf' is a monster of a film
"Convictions can make men blind ... and turn them into beasts." So begins Christophe Gans' 2001 film "Brotherhood of the Wolf," a truly scary monster mash and a valiant attempt by the French to prove ...
9:28 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 4, 2002
Melvin Bloom, 80, of Henderson died Sept. 25 in Henderson. Born June 16, 1922, in Denver, he was a nightclub owner and a real estate salesman.
9:28 a.m.
Senate committee approves Clark County wilderness bill
WASHINGTON -- A Senate panel on Thursday approved a sweeping federal land use plan for Clark County that creates more wilderness areas and paves the way for new development.
9:28 a.m.
Blood drives scheduled
Tuesday: 2-7 p.m., Kim Elementary School, 7600 Peace Way.
9:28 a.m.
American music highlights Philharmonic's opening
What: The Las Vegas Philharmonic season premiere concert; featuring baritone Kevin Deas.
9:27 a.m.
Bomb-sniffing canines join McCarran security
Beginning Monday, travelers at McCarran International Airport will be greeted by two new security teams utilizing bomb-sniffing dogs.
9:27 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Web casting a wide 'Net over poor taste
There are several new websites with local themes which do little to add to the online canon.
9:27 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: Fake story helps rile up Sooners
This week's 28th Battle for the Fremont Cannon was livened up a little by a newspaper exchange between Nevada-Reno linebacker Logan Carter and UNLV quarterback Jason "He Hate Me II" Thomas.
9:26 a.m.
Southern Nevada puts another notch in beltway
Tanks, jet planes and dozens of PT Cruisers helped christen a new $37.8 million portion of the Las Vegas Beltway on Thursday.
9:26 a.m.
Longtime football, soccer coach Camillone dies at 62
As a longtime Clark County high school football coach and driver's education teacher, Emilio Camillone would do anything to help students in need.
9:26 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 4, 2002
The Trauma Intervention Program is seeking volunteers for a two-week training class Thursday through Oct. 20, on how to "break the news" to family members or friends who have been severely injured or have died.
9:26 a.m.
Nevadan quizzed on Printing Office post
WASHINGTON -- Nevada printing entrepreneur Bruce James interviewed with the Senate Thursday in a bid to become head of the U.S. Government Printing Office.
9:25 a.m.
Local high schools tackle Shakespeare Competition in Utah
Ten Southern Nevada high schools are competing in the 25th annual Shakespeare Competition at Cedar City, Utah today and Saturday.
9:22 a.m.
Brazen name gives band a fighting chance
When: 10:30 tonight.
9:21 a.m.
Conductor cheers as Sinatra sings Sinatra
When: 9 tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; dark Monday.
9:20 a.m.
Spotlight on Creed
Twice previously, the hard rock band -- known for mixing Christian references into its popular music -- has postponed or canceled Las Vegas concerts for personal reasons.
9:15 a.m.
Casino Legends Hall of Fame continues to grow
Pianist/vocalist Mafalda has given more than 15,000 performances during her 40-year career in Las Vegas.
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Nothin' says lovin' like Emeril's oven
To fully understand what celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse is all about he must be seen when he is cooking a dinner in a private home. Emeril is a generous, charitable man. The dinner I watched ...
9:14 a.m.
On Display for October 4, 2002
"America Marches Ahead," paintings by Norman Rockwell of the first 75 years of the 20th century, through Oct. 31 at Centaur Art Galleries on the main level of Fashion Show Mall. 737-1234.
9:14 a.m.
Datebook for October 4, 2002
The Cultural Affairs Division of City of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services presents "Trace Your Family Roots," for ages 17 and older, at 3 p.m. Saturday at West Las Vegas Arts Center, 947 W. ...
9:13 a.m.
Performing arts
9:11 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Dissection not a barrel of laughs
The advantage of being in advanced English was totally lost on me the day my thumb wound up in a shark's eye socket.
9:10 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Johnson hopes to 'bolt' from pack
Jimmie Johnson's place in NASCAR history could hinge on a pair of inexpensive suspension bolts.
9:09 a.m.
Saturday's horse entries
OAK TREE MEETING Post Time 12:30 p.m.
9:05 a.m.
Thursday's prep results
9:03 a.m.
Should water authority buy Nevada Power?
Pat Mulroy is general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
5:32 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Question 9 promoter not just blowin' smoke
Don't mess with Nevada, they tell Texan Billy Rogers, who moved to Las Vegas in May to start collecting what would be 110,000 signatures from residents statewide to put Question 9 on the ballot.
5:20 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Returning to a wired society
In these days of read it and delete it, Western Union missives are a curiosity most of us will never see.
5:11 a.m.
A Cut Above
5:10 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: It's simple: Simon can really rock
And that was before Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger reached out to have post-concert parties at his yet-to-be-opened Las Vegas restaurant, Simon at the Hard Rock.
5:09 a.m.
Letter: Logical option for candidates
Then voters would know how to make their own decisions. Also, I could stop wearing out my mute button.
5:07 a.m.
Letter: Facts abound in U.S. case against madman Saddam
This is a terrifying, deadly threat against all of us in the United States. It's not about involving the country in a foreign war. It's about saving Americans from a fiery death. Our president has ...
5:07 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Odor leads to El Paso
An angry California Gov. Gray Davis and the state's Public Utilities Commission knew they had been shafted and started investigations. Little by little they have made the case against the El Paso Corp. and last ...
5:07 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Party banks on utility bashing
I don't know about you folks, but I can't decide whom to embrace for fighting against the utility and getting that billion-dollar rate increase halved, and whom to curse for being in Nevada Power's pocket ...
5:04 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Decision looms this week on Iraq dilemma
Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., a frequent GOP critic, was one of a handful of Democrats amid 14 lawmakers who huddled with President Bush at the White House on Tuesday for an "amazing" 45-minute meeting.
5:04 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Burglaries alarm Asian community
Organized criminals are sophisticated, adept at disguising their illicit activities and eager to threaten or use violence to silence their victims.
5:03 a.m.
Editorial: Time for state to shape up
It was good news in 1999 when construction began, but the groundbreaking was tempered by the knowledge that it came only after two years of bitter wrangling over funding, design and location. It was good ...
5:01 a.m.
Editorial: Guinn has to step in and help fired docs
Sierra Health initially acknowledged that it terminated some OB-GYNs because of their vocal opposition to managed care companies, but a day later the company denied that it targeted the physicians simply because they met with ...
5:01 a.m.
Smithsonian links with Southern Nevada museums
3:45 a.m.
After 50 colorful years, resort remains a “jewel”
It was called the "Jewel of the Desert" when it opened in 1952 on a windblown plain that was home to only five other casino resorts. The modest two-story motel -- formerly called "Club Bingo" ...
12:00 a.m.

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