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Archive for October 11, 2002

Events in the Sacramento area
7:30 a.m., SACRAMENTO - Students gather to volunteer for the semiannual Community Service Day, University Union, Foothill Suite. Contact: Ann Reed, 916-278-6156.
11:50 a.m.
Galleria expansion celebrated
The expansion features stores such as Galyan's, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister Co.,PacSun and Agaci Too.
11:31 a.m.
Nevada delegation fights for Vegas flights
Two "slots" at National Airport -- one takeoff and one landing per day -- had been used by Las Vegas-based carrier National Airlines. But the airline abandoned the route amid financial problems. Other airlines hope ...
11:18 a.m.
Rod Stewart ordered to return $2 million fee
The Rio, owned by Harrah's Entertainment Inc., filed breach of contract and unjust enrichment claims last March against Stewart, his company and his law firm, Armstrong Hirsch Jackoway Tyerman & Werthemier, to recover the prepaid ...
11:18 a.m.
Partner accused of defamation
Next Generation, a San Diego-based distributor of Sega slot machines, said Sega began soliciting Next Generation's clients including several Indian casinos in California with false claims that it wasn't able to deliver the gaming equipment ...
11:18 a.m.
Casino insiders buying, selling
Also this week, Mandalay Resort Group Chief Financial Officer Glenn Schaeffer sold 733,333 shares for $24 million.
11:18 a.m.
Political notebook: Berkley answers ads with action
Sometimes the power of incumbency rears its head at the best time, even if its power is toothless.
11:18 a.m.
UNR police probe student's death
RENO -- University of Nevada, Reno police planned a second day of interviews today in an attempt to determine why a freshman from Las Vegas drowned while swimming with members of his fraternity's pledge class ...
11:18 a.m.
Casino safety issue arises
SACRAMENTO -- A federal judge is being asked to decide whether local officials can enforce safety regulations at Indian casinos, an issue with far-ranging consequences for tribes and for communities combatting casino growth.
11:15 a.m.
Predatory lending costing Household up to $484 million
CHICAGO -- Officials disclosed today that Household International Inc., one of the nation's largest lenders, will pay up to $484 million to settle allegations of predatory lending, including charges it duped borrowers into agreeing to ...
11:12 a.m.
Welfare cases up, but funds are dwindling
A steep increase in statewide welfare cases is expected to drain Nevada's $22 million reserve of welfare funds by June unless the federal government agrees to provide additional emergency money, officials said.
11:07 a.m.
Study cites decline in Nevada youth smoking
Nevada has fewer youth smokers than the national average, but those who do smoke have a fairly easy time buying tobacco, new data from the state Health Division shows.
11:06 a.m.
Insurance company drops UMC for primary care
Beginning next week, patients with Sierra Health Services insurance will have to pay their own way to see their primary care physicans at University Medical Center, hospital officials confirmed this morning.
11:01 a.m.
Regent claims racism after project killed
The only black member of the state Board of Regents accused her colleagues of institutional racism Thursday after they killed funding for a proposed outreach center designed to encourage more minorities to attend college.
10:57 a.m.
PUC blames Nevada Power for utility's financial woes
CARSON CITY -- The state Public Utilities Commission said Thursday that Nevada Power Co. failed miserably to prove it was prudent in buying power in 2001 to keep the lights on in Las Vegas.
10:55 a.m.
Two judges sue city for wage hikes
Two Henderson municipal court judges are suing the city for wage increases that according to a city analysis would more than double their salaries by 2011.
10:55 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Ghoulish girls get ghastly
Little Demons is a makeshift dungeon of terror, not for the faint of heart, where scantily clad exotic dancers and actors participate in graphic scenes of torture and bondage, all for your gruesome enjoyment.
10:54 a.m.
AG debate turns to power issue
The public power ballot initiative found its way into Thursday's televised debate for attorney general with Democrat John Hunt demanding his opponent take a stand on Question 14.
10:53 a.m.
Rebels get fresh start in MWC
10:31 a.m.
Las Vegas 350 Truck Race: Series endures growing pains
The idea seemed like a slam dunk at the time.
10:09 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Daly will always draw a crowd
His celebrity is such that he had by far the largest gallery at the TPC at Summerlin in spite of playing as poorly as anyone in the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas.
10:08 a.m.
Tanker fire closes Interstate 15
A tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of gasoline flared into a fireball northeast of Las Vegas about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, closing Interstate 15 to traffic in both directions for five hours.
10:08 a.m.
Editorial: McCarran travelers have enjoyable time
In a survey of passengers conducted in July and August by J.D. Power and Associates, a firm that provides customer satisfaction surveys for many industries, McCarran was No. 1 among the airports in the United ...
10:08 a.m.
Invensys Classic: Furyk makes his move to the top
Steve Jones was leaving the press room when reality -- and a scoreboard -- caught his eye.
10:06 a.m.
Invensys Classic: Duval aims to fix game in Las Vegas
Long, true drives emerge from his quietly efficient swing. He pulls the emergency brake on perfectly measured approach shots as they arrive at hole level.
10:06 a.m.
Seniors' rift shows in power issue
The Nevada Seniors Coalition leadership attacked the credibility and finances of the regional water agency Thursday in a proxy battle over the issue of public control of the electric utility.
10:06 a.m.
Invensys Classic: Frustrated Fryatt
In a world where excuses are commonplace, Edward Fryatt calls his play on the PGA Tour this year inexcusable.
10:05 a.m.
Safety issue rests with courts
SACRAMENTO -- A federal judge is being asked to decide whether local officials can enforce safety regulations at Indian casinos, an issue with far-ranging consequences for tribes and for communities combatting casino growth.
10:03 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: NCAA lets 'Slick Rick' slide with tap on wrist
Washington coach Rick Neuheisel has a new nickname these days.
10:02 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 11, 2002
Jane C. Camlin, 82, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospice. She was born May 9, 1920, in Greensburg, Pa. A resident for five years, she was a retired schoolteacher, a World War ...
10:02 a.m.
N.J. regulators look back on 25 years of gambling
ATLANTIC CITY -- Yes, there are still neighborhoods in Atlantic City where casino-era prosperity is but a rumor. But the Boardwalk and the Marina District are on a hot streak, with 12 casinos in business ...
10:01 a.m.
Letter: Marriage defined, not 'protected'
As she correctly pointed out, it won't. What Question 2 does, however, is define marriage as between only a man and a woman.
10:00 a.m.
Letter: FDR should be enshrined
His record speaks for itself. Elected four times president of the United States. Never accepted his salary while serving as president. In fact he gave away most of his wealth building Warm Springs in Georgia ...
10:00 a.m.
Letter: Use of sonar means death to aquatic species
The Bush administration's support of the Navy's use of low-frequency sonar, set to be deployed as of Nov. 1, marks the demise of many aquatic species. What we don't seem to realize is that the ...
10:00 a.m.
Regent calls for action on files issue
Regent Doug Hill on Thursday called for state action against Regent Linda Howard if her viewing of student and employee personnel files violated board bylaws.
9:58 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 11, 2002
A Las Vegas woman who failed to return a 22-month-old girl to her mother isn't expected to be charged in connection with that incident, but police are seeking her for identity theft.
9:52 a.m.
Rebels begin 2nd season of Spoon-fed hoops
Charlie Spoonhour says he has a lot better idea of what to expect from his UNLV basketball team as he begins his second year as head coach of the Rebels with the start of practice ...
9:51 a.m.
Editorial: Look close at reasons for losses
In the 1980s the money issue intensified. The Clark County Commission, which acts as the hospital's board of trustees, grew increasingly frustrated with its annual hospital subsidy of $5 million or more. It fired one ...
9:50 a.m.
Long on Talent: The guises of Martin
When: 8 p.m. Sunday.
9:50 a.m.
Retail sales down in September
The Commerce Department's report today sent a trouble sign for the struggling economic recovery, raising new questions about consumers' willingness to spend in the months ahead, including the holiday shopping season.
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Mum's the word for Chaparral, Watts
9:50 a.m.
Thursday's prep results
9:48 a.m.
Juvenile records play a role in murder case
Next week's trial of a Las Vegas man accused of stalking and killing his estranged wife has been postponed so a judge can pore over the juvenile records of the victim's adult sons.
9:45 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: An entertainer in need
These and many others are the names of people who have made Las Vegas what it is today. Long before there was a Sieg- fried and Roy, Celine Dion and Wayne Newton, there was that ...
9:45 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Santa Anita Park
9:43 a.m.
Great Shakes in the park
When: 7 tonight and Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday.
9:42 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: SNORE not asleep on outdoors conservation
In writing this week's column, I found myself reflecting on a good friend who died in spring.
9:40 a.m.
Las Vegas Area Fishing Report
For Oct. 11, 2002
9:39 a.m.
High court upholds sex assault conviction
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Thursday upheld the conviction of John Bowyer, found guilty of the sexual assault of his mentally disabled adult niece and then trying to contract for her murder.
9:39 a.m.
Controversial benefits surrendered
Two weeks after Boulder City residents voted to cut elected officials' pay, Councilman Joe Hardy quietly signed paperwork declining future payments of $950 in monthly auto and medical benefits.
9:37 a.m.
Guitarist pushes jazz to a new level
Yet in 1974, 19-year-old Al Di Meola received a call from jazz piano great Chick Corea, asking the young guitarist to become a member of fusion supergroup Return to Forever.
9:36 a.m.
Question 9 backers speak out
Sign-waving supporters of Question 9 gathered Thursday outside a local television studio to confront the nation's drug czar, who was in Las Vegas to campaign against the ballot initiative that would decriminalize small amounts of ...
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Busy Albisani adds Cafe Nicole to schedule
Maggie Albisani is a classy cabaret singer who has found a classy cabaret in which to sing.
9:28 a.m.
On Display for October 11, 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.
9:27 a.m.
Street festival follows opening of gay center
On National Coming Out Day today, the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada will host the official grand opening of its new Las Vegas facility, to be followed by a street festival.
9:27 a.m.
Datebook for October 11, 2002
The City of North Las Vegas Parks and Recreation Department and Pardee Homes present the second annual Northern Exposure 10K and 2-Mile Fun Run at 6:30 a.m. to noon Saturday ending at Seastrand Park, Camino ...
9:27 a.m.
Anderson: He's doing it his way
Who: Bob Anderson.
9:23 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Listen up: We are women, hear us roar
For example, the current Power List issue of Las Vegas Life magazine checks out the valley's 25 most powerful individuals. Only three of them are women.
9:21 a.m.
Coalition gives RTC tax bid an official OK
The Regional Transportation Commission on Thursday received perhaps its most important endorsement for the $2.7 billion tax question on the November ballot.
9:20 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 11, 2002
The Boys and Girls Club of Henderson presents "An Afternoon With Bob Anderson and Friends," a luncheon fund-raiser at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Club Madrid inside Sunset Station.
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Tuscany offers taste of Italy at new ristorante
Palazzo Ristorante in the Tuscany hotel at 255 E. Flamingo is lovely place for dinner or lunch. This charming restaurant features well-priced Tuscan and regional Italian specialties in a beautiful setting.
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Killer bike show draws crowds
In true Las Vegas fashion, a trade show that brought more than 20,000 people to town this past week started with a body in the desert.
9:18 a.m.
Blood drives scheduled
Tuesday: 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Sprint, 330 S. Valley View Blvd.; 1-7 p.m., U.S. Food Service, 1685 W. Cheyenne Ave.
9:13 a.m.
Look out NBA West; Webber feeling best he has in two years
Bobby Jackson scored 19 points off the bench and Webber added 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes of play Thursday to lead the Sacramento Kings past the Utah Jazz 102-92 in ...
6:17 a.m.
Kings 102, Jazz 92
Bobby Jackson scored 19 points off the bench and Webber added 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists in 22 minutes of play Thursday to lead the Sacramento Kings past the Utah Jazz 102-92 in ...
6:10 a.m.
Editorial: ... Governor, Lt. Gov., AG and other offices
Gov. Kenny Guinn, a Republican seeking a second term, often has moderate positions on social and economic issues. State Sen. Joe Neal, the Democratic nominee for governor, hasn't flinched in his long tenure in the ...
4:27 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Kenny's tale is powerful story
Turns out that Hunt's thousands were actually a $2,000 contribution from the company, so there was a clear attempt to deceive. But then when I discovered Kenny had taken the $1,000 donation in February when ...
4:26 a.m.
Letter: War should be last option
These ex-soldiers suffer daily, but are forgotten. Many were crippled in Vietnam. Do we want to add to their numbers without first attempting to eliminate Saddam Hussein by means other than war?
4:25 a.m.
Letter: Bush is truly the master when it comes to irony
For example, during his campaign, Bush never wearied of reminding the public that the Clinton administration had devastated military readiness. In fact, he went so far as to lie to the American people, telling them ...
4:24 a.m.
Editorial: Sun's choices in races for U.S. House ...
In the 1st Congressional District, Rep. Shelley Berkley is running for a third term against Republican Lynette Boggs McDonald. Berkley, a moderate Democrat, has been outstanding as one of Nevada's representatives in Washington, including standing ...
4:22 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Congress may finally give back graveyard
After a long journey from Missouri along the California Trail, the 71-year-old woman died of a heart attack shortly after making it into modern-day north-central Nevada, near Beowawe.
3:23 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Only endorsements that count are by voters
So there's no question why endorsements take center stage in ads, mailers and, often, in debates.
3:22 a.m.
Opening the doors: Cult singer replaces cult icon
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 13, 2002
3:17 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Get out there and live those life choices
One of the women herded the taller tots into a Green Valley ice cream store. The other held the door with one hand, chatted on a cell phone, stood sentry over a baby carrier containing ...
3:17 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: A different Germany
The Brandenburg Gate is Germany's most famous landmark. It was completed in 1791 and is the only one of the 18 original city gates in existence. It has witnessed much in its 300-year history; French ...
3:16 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Browns fans certainly used to feeling blue
The instinctive reaction is to feel bad for Cleveland fans after watching another tough loss by the Brownies on Sunday.
2:02 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: No excuses for dumping the nuclear waste on Nevada
President George W. Bush was sold by the Republican Party as the man who would be fair and only use approved science in determining Yucca Mountain's suitability for holding the nuke waste produced by energy ...
1:59 a.m.
Getting fired up over fitness and nutrition
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 12, 2002
1:59 a.m.

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