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Archive for October 8, 2002

Arizona builder buying LV firm
In a deal highlighting consolidation in the home-building industry and tight local land supplies, mid-sized Las Vegas builder Perma-Bilt Homes has been acquired by an Arizona company.
11:16 a.m.
Mandalay Resort Group bullish on Las Vegas
Despite a proliferation of Indian casinos nationwide, tribal properties can't duplicate the impressive collection of tourist attractions in Las Vegas, a top casino executive assured investors during a conference call.
11:15 a.m.
Murder charges a case of mistaken identity
Murder charges were dropped Friday against a 16-year-old boy who spent a week in jail after being wrongly accused of beating a 59-year-old man to death.
11:12 a.m.
Veterans nursing home leaving troubles behind
Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Robert Tilton arrived at his new home around noon Monday in a Mexican dress shirt and black tasseled loafers, a cane in one hand, a wheeled oxygen tank in the other.
11:11 a.m.
Gragson, Las Vegas' longest-serving mayor, dies
Almost everywhere you go in Las Vegas, Oran Gragson's influence can be seen.
11:11 a.m.
Fugitive couldn't hide in Las Vegas
The idea for a reputed Los Angeles area gang member was to lie low in Las Vegas.
11:10 a.m.
Reno, S. Nevada groups buying Wendover casinos
Peppermill Casinos of Reno has won court approval to buy the State Line and Silver Smith hotel-casinos in Wendover for $55 million after a bidding war for the properties.
11:10 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 8, 2002
Metro Police are asking for the public's help in finding a 20-year-old woman who disappeared Monday with a 2-year-old girl.
11:09 a.m.
Sahara hosts historic celebration
The Las Vegas property controlled by Bill Bennett has a history as colorful as the city itself. It has hosted celebrities such as Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Spencer Tracy, Mae West, Marlene Dietrich, Tony Bennett, ...
11:09 a.m.
Ballard to return to head firm
Mike Ballard, who joined Systems Research and Development in August 2001 and remains a shareholder of that company, left the company in August when it shifted goals. At Olson/Ballard, he will resume using the name ...
11:09 a.m.
Vegas company's military contract renewed
Sierra Military has managed TRICARE, a military healthcare program for more than 1 million active duty and retired military service members and their dependents since 1998.
11:09 a.m.
Group to host charity event
The event is sponsored by GEM Communications, Hands Ink Advertising, Rio Secco Golf Club and Raving Consulting Co. It will be co-chaired by Dennis Conrad, president of Raving Consulting Co. in Reno, and Tom Jingoli, ...
11:08 a.m.
Rundle search moves north
Authorities have expanded their search for William Rundle into Canada, but police say he could be anywhere.
11:08 a.m.
UNLV gets its share of fed funds
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas had a banner year in fiscal 2002 in bringing home its share of federal dollars earmarked for higher education, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education report.
11:08 a.m.
Miss America joins Keller in crime fight
WASHINGTON -- Sheriff Jerry Keller today teamed with newly crowned Miss America Erika Harold to tout programs aimed at stopping youth violence.
11:08 a.m.
Democrats take shot at constitutional offices
Chuck Eby
11:04 a.m.
Missing explosives lead to plea deal
A federally licensed dealer of explosive materials has forfeited $232,000 to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms as part of a plea agreement reached Monday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas.
11:01 a.m.
Land use plan OK'd by panel
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed a similar version of the bill last week. The House version is slightly different in that it now contains a provision that directs the secretary of interior ...
11:01 a.m.
Reassigned teachers are not affecting many students
Just 122 of Clark County's 15,000 teachers have been reassigned because student enrollment fell short of predictions, meaning the effect on students should be minimal, school district officials said Monday.
11:00 a.m.
Campus police check drivers
Student drivers, take note: Campus police officers are stepping up patrols and checking motorists for valid licenses and proof of insurance outside high school campuses.
10:49 a.m.
Rebels used off week to get defensive
Mike Bradeson is sleeping a little better these nights.
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: UNLV, UNR players behave themselves
While I'm not sure what the Minnesota Twins' favorite contraction is, I think I know which one it isn't.
10:11 a.m.
Rebels' Hernandez gets second award
Hernandez tallied four points in the men's soccer team's 3-0 shutout of UC Riverside on Oct. 6. He nailed his second game-winning goal of the season in the 22nd minute, before assisting on two second ...
10:10 a.m.
UNLV women seventh in New Mexico event
Oh, who sits in a seven-way tie for fourth place, recorded a career-best score at the 6,303-yard, par-72 University Golf Course in just her second tourney as a collegian. Kurokawa's two-over 75 comes on the ...
10:10 a.m.
State troopers file appeal
The lawsuit claims that Foxwoods officials obstructed Master Sgt. John C. Drummer and Detectives Richard Perron in their investigations into prostitution, organized crime and sexual assault at the casino.
9:51 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Estes drops one habit, alters others
Bob Estes is a changed man, with a willingness to change again and again.
9:51 a.m.
Dockside gambling cutting into track's simulcast betting
The final numbers of the track's recently ended fall meet were down, and Turfway President Bob Elliston blames the decrease on continued competition from Indiana's riverboat casinos.
9:51 a.m.
Casinos giving more to GOP
The Republican committees received $90,320 from January to September compared with $37,270 for Democrats, according to reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
9:51 a.m.
Furyk always happy to be back in LV
Whether it's adjusting to varying golf courses or balancing the needs of his amateur playing partners, no one on the PGA Tour can match the Las Vegas accomplishments of Jim Furyk.
9:50 a.m.
Alternates scramble to earn a living
No way Jess Daley was missing this trip.
9:50 a.m.
Wednesday's tee times
No. 1 tee Time No. 10 tee
9:49 a.m.
Reid upset by White House stance on vets' benefits legislation
WASHINGTON -- White House officials have irked Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., by rejecting legislation that would allow veterans to simultaneously collect full disability pay and military pensions.
9:37 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 8, 2002
Helen Iva Brown, 54, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. She was born Sept. 12, 1948, in Florida. A resident for seven years, she was a supervisor for a base commissary.
9:37 a.m.
Homeless center now offering less
One week into its new ownership, what was once the Las Vegas Valley's largest one-stop center of social services for the homeless is either up and running or barely limping -- depending on whom you ...
9:37 a.m.
Nevada delegation likely to support resolution
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's congressional delegation agreed with President Bush Monday that Iraq is an imminent threat and must be the next focus of the U.S. military in the war on terror.
9:36 a.m.
Rundle search extends north
Authorities have expanded their search for William Rundle into Canada, but police say he could be anywhere.
9:36 a.m.
Veterans say they are double taxed when purchasing special plates
Nevada veterans pay their taxes like everyone else, and they pay taxes a second time when they "donate" to the state veterans nursing home by purchasing state-issued veteran license plates.
9:36 a.m.
Divers to help clean up lakes
Forever Resorts, a National Park Service concessioner; the Park Service and the Nevada Division of Wildlife are sponsoring the dives. A grant from Project AWARE Foundation, a nonprofit agency that supports water-related environmental projects, is ...
9:31 a.m.
Burglar shot by homeowner
They chose the wrong house to break into.
9:31 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING Post Time 1 p.m.
9:30 a.m.
Monday's prep results
9:29 a.m.
Letter: Initiative doesn't protect marriage
So how does Question 2 protect marriage?
9:00 a.m.
Special section: No Tiger, but show goes on
A hefty $5 million purse isn't enough to lure Tiger Woods back to the Invensys Classic, where he won his first PGA Tournament in 1996.
9:00 a.m.
Special section: Riley, locals covet victory in LV
Don't let his ever-present grin fool you.
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Investment in war makes sense
Not only has the economy gone into the tank but also the insiders have a habit of cooking the books and running off with the cash. It's part of a system called "deregulation," or screw ...
8:59 a.m.
Special section: Estes a late bloomer
Two years ago, defending Invensys Classic champion Bob Estes discovered the secret to having a lengthy and successful career.
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Bush trying to settle feud with Saddam
This would not only avoid an unprovoked very possible nuclear World War III, save countless lives of our young military men and women, innocent civilians and their children, and save billions of dollars, but it ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: New voting rights protections offered
Fortunately, late last week House and Senate negotiators broke the impasse. They agreed to provide $3.9 billion in federal funds during the next three years so states can overhaul their voting systems. The money not ...
8:58 a.m.
Special section: Fitness has big impact on golfers
About two miles from the TPC at Summerlin, a 10,000 square-foot HealthSouth sports science rehabilitation institute sits at the disposal of every pro in the Invensys Classic.
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: Filings are critical to elections
This is a new twist on the age-old problem of late forms or the two or three dozen candidates who for one reason or another just don't ever file. Here we have an entire political ...
8:58 a.m.
Special section: Estes gambled, collected jackpot in last year's LVI
The entire week of the $4.5 million Invensys Classic, Bob Estes was so focused on his golf game, he said he was too busy to even think about gambling in the casinos.
8:58 a.m.
Special section: Statistical leaders
1, Tiger Woods, 68.49. 2, Ernie Els, 69.46. 3, Vijay Singh, 69.47. 4, Nick Price, 69.53. 5, Phil Mickelson, 69.62. 6, Retief Goosen, 69.70. 7, Justin Leonard, 69.78. 8, Peter Lonard, 69.82. 9, David Toms, ...
8:56 a.m.
Special section: PGA Tour Money Leaders
1. Tiger Woods 16 $6,496,025
8:55 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: A tough neighborhood
Those members of Congress who voted against getting into the Gulf War didn't suffer any major political backlash because it was two years before the next national election. It was a short war, that should ...
8:53 a.m.
Special section: 2001 Invensys Classic scores
Bob Estes, $810,000
8:48 a.m.
Special section: Invensys Classic courses
Zoeller was committed to fashioning a course that could accommodate the demands of a major tournament and appeal to the recreational golfer as well.
8:44 a.m.
Little area school reshuffling needed
Just 122 of Clark County's 15,000 teachers have been reassigned because student enrollment fell short of predictions, meaning the impact on students should be minimal, school district officials said Monday.
8:43 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 8, 2002
The Las Vegas Chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives will present the next "How to Really Start Your Own Business" workshop at 9 a.m. Thursday at 400 S. Fourth, Suite 240.
8:43 a.m.
Special section: Past Invensys champions
2001 Bob Estes $810,000
8:43 a.m.
Reward increases in killing of two dogs
Information that helps convict whoever duct-taped the legs of two dogs and threw the pets into a pool behind a North Las Vegas home is now worth $7,000.
8:42 a.m.
Mall developer OKs new employment plan
A downtown Las Vegas mall developer agreed to an employment plan that should help low-income residents land jobs at the mall, representatives of the company and groups that negotiated the plan said.
8:41 a.m.
Special section: PGA Tour Schedule
Jan. 10-13 -- Sony Open (Jerry Kelly)
8:41 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Grant for $2.5 million? Bully!
This is not about what's a good idea, or what would be nice to have or what could help solve a real problem. It's about triage -- taking care of whatever is bleeding worst, first.
8:28 a.m.
Modern day Eve: Ensler's 'Vagina Monologues' is nakedly honest
Since first appearing off Broadway in 1996, predominately female audiences have packed theaters to applaud Ensler's heady and socially introspective play centered on female sexuality.
8:28 a.m.

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