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Archive for October 9, 2002

Third-party hopefuls offer options
Jerry Norton
11:22 a.m.
McCarran rated best in customer service
McCarran International leads the nation's large airports in a customer satisfaction survey, ranking high in accessibility and baggage-handling efficiency, J.D. Power and Associates reported today.
11:16 a.m.
S.F. airport demands National pay up
An airport creditor of bankrupt National Airlines is demanding to be paid and believes the Las Vegas-based air carrier is on the verge of financial collapse.
11:16 a.m.
Missing child is found but mother goes to jail
Police found toddler Quejanae Hatter safe about 8 p.m. Tuesday. The woman who had the girl, Tiffany May, hasn't been located, and police have stopped looking for her.
11:16 a.m.
UMC may face additional county oversight
Anticipating University Medical Center will draw millions of dollars from Clark County's general fund to make up for budget shortfalls, commissioners might place the hospital's administration under the county manager's watch.
11:15 a.m.
DOE gets new boss for Yucca
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department has created a new position to oversee Yucca Mountain, but it wasn't immediately clear why.
11:15 a.m.
Minority student college programs lack funds
The state Board of Regents may not be able to afford a list of proposals it signed off on last year that would have helped minority students deal with the negative effects of raising college ...
11:07 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Gin flows as mayor parties on
"Martinis with the Mayor" is fun-loving Oscar Goodman's latest brainchild to attract attention to himself and the city of Las Vegas.
11:06 a.m.
Valentine finalist for county job
Former Las Vegas City Manager Virginia Valentine is the leading candidate for the assistant Clark County manager position left open in August when Mike Alastuey resigned, county sources said today.
11:06 a.m.
Race for governor remains low-key
It's supposed to be the marquee race of the year.
11:06 a.m.
Temporary bridge spanning Valley View to open Sunday
Drivers passing over U.S. 95 on Valley View Boulevard this weekend will be taking a path crossed by thousands of U.S. veterans.
11:04 a.m.
'They picked the wrong house'
At first glance, the house looks like any other house on this North Las Vegas block.
11:04 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 9, 2002
A 55-year-old Las Vegas man has pleaded guilty to shooting a strip club manager to death nearly two years ago.
11:02 a.m.
Ports set to reopen
Workers may need as long as 2 1/2 months to clear the backlog of goods caused by the 10-day lockout at 29 major Pacific ports. The labor dispute prompted President Bush to intervene Tuesday and ...
11:02 a.m.
Arizona builder reports big jump in revenue
Meritage closed on 1,311 homes in the third quarter, a 40 percent jump from the 938 homes it closed in the same quarter a year ago in its core markets in Texas, Arizona and California. ...
11:02 a.m.
Former employee sentenced
Pedro Mata was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge David Hagen on Monday and ordered to pay $176,000 in restitution to the casino.
11:02 a.m.
Woman killed in accident
Betty Jean Jacobsen pulled her 2001 Chevrolet up to a curb with the manual transmission in neutral and the engine running, Metro Police said. She evidently thought she had engaged the emergency brake and got ...
10:47 a.m.
Doctors cite poll in reform push
Nevada's medical malpractice insurance reform law has been in effect just nine days and doctors already are firing a first significant shot to change it.
10:45 a.m.
Argosy, Mandalay reports drag down gaming stocks
MGM MIRAGE, Harrah's Entertainment Inc., and Mandalay Resort Group shares fell this morning on investor concern over a decline in hotel room rates in Las Vegas and lower earnings for riverboat casinos in the Midwest.
10:43 a.m.
Missing child found but mother in jail
Shalynn Hatter gave her daughter, Quejanae, to her mother to watch on Monday, police said. Hatter's mother, who is homeless, gave the girl to 20-year-old Tiffany May.
9:51 a.m.
Isle of Capri resort's sale to Boyd becomes final
BILOXI, Miss. -- Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. has completed the sale of its Tunica resort to Boyd Gaming Corp. for $7.5 million while losing a bid to purchase two bankrupt Nevada casinos.
9:50 a.m.
Lottery operator names chairman of board
Paige will succeed W. Bruce Turner, who vacated the post to serve the company as president and chief executive officer.
9:49 a.m.
Ford, GM shares dive on industry concerns
DETROIT -- The world's top two automakers saw their share prices spiral downward Tuesday and this morning in heavy trading amid concerns about prospects for the auto sector, higher gas prices and the overall economic ...
9:46 a.m.
Gragson services Friday
Gragson, mayor from 1959 to 1977, died Monday in Las Vegas at the age of 91.
9:43 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Al Fayed 'Trumps' bid for famous store
Yes, the much anticipated openings of both Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom at the Fashion Show mall will still happen Nov. 1.
9:43 a.m.
Veteran Strip comedian, TV, film actor Lester dies
Longtime Las Vegas comedian Buddy Lester, who opened for Frank Sinatra on the Strip and appeared on television and in the movies often as a stone-faced heavy or a drunk, died Friday of cancer in ...
9:42 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 9, 2002
Lorraine Bachar, 73, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Aug. 22, 1929, in Chicago. A resident for 15 years, she was an accountant in the testing industry.
9:42 a.m.
Tuesday's Prep results
Cheyenne def. Cimarron-Memorial, 15-3, 15-1, 15-12: Amber Goodspeed and Megan Brown both tallied 10 kills to lead the Desert Shields to the win.
9:40 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gaughan's dad: Having team in LV hard
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Las Vegas 350 NASCAR Winston West The Orleans 150 At Las Vegas Motor Speedway
9:37 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: LVCC member-guest winners announced
The Las Vegas Country Club's 32nd Men's Member/Guest Mexican-themed tournament was contested last week, and what a beauty it was -- a large, competitive field, ideal weather and a pristine course.
9:33 a.m.
Sun sports briefs for October 9, 2002
The Los Angeles Dodgers have named Las Vegas 51s infielder Joe Thurston and 19-year-old pitcher Edwin Jackson of class A South Georgia as their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year.
9:32 a.m.
Legislators get updates on Yucca
Midwestern states seem uneasy about the prospects of a high-level nuclear waste dump in Nevada, but Eastern states, where most commercial nuclear reactors are located, are eager for a place to ship spent radioactive fuel, ...
9:32 a.m.
Officials' feelings mixed on movie studio proposal
The developer of a proposed $44 million movie studio will have to pay $117,000 in back rent before Boulder City officials renew her lease, Boulder City Mayor Bob Ferraro said Tuesday.
9:31 a.m.
Reid will vote, reluctantly, for Iraq resolution
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., today confirmed he will vote for a resolution authorizing President Bush to invade Iraq but said it will be with more reluctance than when he voted in 1991.
9:31 a.m.
Thursday horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING
9:30 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Thursday's races at Santa Anita
2nd Race -- KLEM -- P. Val aboard Cenicola trainee, draws good middle post for full field in sprint maiden/claimer, sans blinkers for this. DANCEASCORE -- Draws alongside top pick, Berrio boards Stute trainee, Score ...
9:29 a.m.
City holds off on giving up TV station
BC-TV, Southern Nevada's only community access television station, will get a technical checkup rather than being handed over to private producers, the Boulder City Council decided Tuesday.
9:29 a.m.
DOE gets new boss for Yucca Mountain
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department has created a new position to oversee Yucca Mountain.
9:29 a.m.
Tobacco money's use on state health will be scrutinized
A task force that this year granted nearly $10 million for programs to promote public health in Nevada stepped back Tuesday to examine the work it has done and the work it has left to ...
9:29 a.m.
Invensys Classic: Sabbatini hoping to find groove
There were two reasons to approach Rory Sabbatini as he hit balls on the range at the TPC at Summerlin on Tuesday.
9:28 a.m.
UNLV Football: Croom's transition to receiver gives big boost to offense
Larry Croom was one of the most heavily recruited running backs on the West Coast his senior year at perennial prep powerhouse Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High School.
9:27 a.m.
Invensys Classic: Winning in LV among Gamez's highest priorities
What do the Masters, the U.S. Open, the PGA Championship, the British Open and the Invensys Classic have in common?
9:25 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Tiger's pal defends his silence
Tiger Woods isn't playing in the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas, but his best friend on the PGA Tour is.
9:22 a.m.
Editorial: Gun 'fingerprints' need to be tracked
The system is not foolproof but it gives law enforcement one more investigative tool without impinging on anyone's right to own a gun. Gun owners not involved in crimes would have nothing to worry about. ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Casinos should go smoke-free
My position is that after an initial shock of going smoke-free, Nevada casinos would enjoy a boom of increased activity as the smoke-free population becomes acquainted with the benefits of not being abused by secondhand ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: U.S. must attack to save world
The Democratic Party is being too cautious, and we must get rid of this problem before it becomes more severe. If we don't take action, it could allow Iraq to assemble and attack us first. ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: What can stop Bush's obsession with Iraq war?
A few years back a namby-pamby Congress passed a bill, signed into law by a wimpy president, that prohibits using assassination as a tool for implementing foreign policy. George Bush II has demanded that Congress ...
9:07 a.m.
Lights shine on need for activities after school hours
Thousands of Clark County children spend their after-school hours with no organized activities, enrichment programs or even adult supervision, say educators, who hope to raise community awareness of the problem.
9:06 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 9, 2002
The Clark County Health District will begin offering flu shots Monday to people who suffer from conditions for which the flu would cause serious complications.
9:06 a.m.
Editorial: Words are violating law's spirit
The benefit of veterans license plates, however, is being lost because of technical wording in the 1993 law that authorized them. The law, passed four years before the Legislature approved funding for the state's only ...
9:04 a.m.
RTC seeks OK of citizens panel on tax initiative
The Regional Transportation Commission will try Thursday to overcome a central argument of opponents to the RTC's proposed $2.7 billion transportation tax initiative.
9:01 a.m.
Fines considered in equal-rights cases
Continuing a get-tough stance begun last year, the state agency charged with enforcing laws against discrimination in the workplace was to vote today on fines against two heavy hitters in the local economy: The Venetian ...
9:01 a.m.
Savvy wine buys: Au Bon Climat '00 Pinot Noir
This generic blend, the least costly of all his Pinots, is made with 75 percent Pinot Noir, and 25 percent of the little used blending grape Mondeuse. The result is a round, robust wine that's ...
8:14 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: UNLV 'cheerleader' Robinson plays hostess at game
Cheering on the team and providing insightful commentary on players and strategy, all the while serving a bountiful dinner, Linda wore "Rebel Red" while greeting Nancy Kahn and young son Brandon, Linda Beatty, Van and ...
8:13 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Big Three mall makers on the way
Two Neiman Marcus restaurants, Mariposa, a fine dining room, and NM Cafe, a casual eatery, are scheduled to open Nov. 25.
8:13 a.m.
'Camelot' comes alive in Summerlin production
Beautiful costumes, impressive sets, the excellent voices of Andrew Owens as King Arthur and Shannon Cangey as Guenevere, plus some solid ensemble singing and dancing, give life to an otherwise uneven, plodding "Camelot," staged by ...
8:12 a.m.
Viva Las Vegas' Hispanic markets
Since much of our Spanish-speaking population is Mexican, most of these markets carry a host of Mexican food products. There are fresh tortillas made on the premises and fresh meats such as oxtail and goat ...
8:11 a.m.

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