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Archive for October 18, 2002

TelePacific celebrates anniversary
The privately held TelePacific is based in Los Angeles and serves businesses in California and Nevada. TelePacific said its 20-person Las Vegas office provides customized voice, data and Internet systems.
11:17 a.m.
Residents question police shooting of 16-year-old
A sign at the corner of Pecos Road and East Owens Avenue reads "Welcome to Friendly North Las Vegas."
11:14 a.m.
Congress OKs Clark County land-use plan
WASHINGTON -- Congress stamped its final approval on a comprehensive land-use plan for Clark County during a frenzied night of legislative action Thursday.
11:13 a.m.
Tax plan looking good to Guinn
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn said today he is looking "favorably" on the proposed recommendations of his tax task force, including imposing a gross receipts tax on business.
11:12 a.m.
Two plead no contest in killing at wake
Two of the five men charged in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting of a North Las Vegas woman at a wake have pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit murder.
11:09 a.m.
Health officials tracking bad meat
Clark County Health District officials are surveying meat distributors valleywide, trying to find out which companies received some of the bacteria-tainted meat recently recalled from a Pennsylvania company.
11:08 a.m.
Porter emphasizes experience in office
Jon Porter
11:07 a.m.
Power takeover splits water board
Sharp rhetoric -- and a split among board members -- punctuated a Southern Nevada Water Authority meeting Thursday.
11:06 a.m.
Religious network helping families in darkest hour
Piedad Summers, a single mother of four, decided it was time to leave Long Beach, Calif., when her landlord sold the house where she lived and the new owner raised the rent from $550 to ...
11:03 a.m.
Council to OK auction of 1,600 acres
After an 18-month delay, the Henderson City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve for auction roughly 1,600 federally owned acres in southwest Henderson. The expected vote would set into motion the largest land sale ...
11:02 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Is Vegas safe from terrorists?
The deadly nightclub bombing on Indonesia's resort island of Bali should hit close to home for us, even though it occurred halfway around the world and on the other side of the equator.
11:01 a.m.
Builder files suit against LVCVA
PCL, which offered a base bid of $97.4 million for a two-story building just south of Desert Inn Road and a $15.6 million "alternate" bid for a structure with meeting rooms bridging Desert Inn Road, ...
11:01 a.m.
Herrera relies on intelligence, drive
Dario Herrera cuts through a swath of senior citizens with small talk and smiles, the way most 29-year-old men might work a hot night club.
11:00 a.m.
Gaming numbers mixed elsewhere
Adjusted gross receipts from the riverboat casinos in Illinois rose 1.13 percent for September to $145.1 million from $143.5 million the previous year, according to the Illinois Gaming Board.
10:58 a.m.
Thousands more jobs to be cut
Chairman and CEO Leo F. Mullin told company employees Thursday that he hoped many of the job reductions, which will include management, could come through voluntary-leave, early retirement and severance programs. If there are not ...
10:57 a.m.
Firm posts higher earnings
The increase in net income, which rose from a net loss of $668,000 for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2001 to $1.9 million this year, also improved due to reductions in depreciation and net interest ...
10:57 a.m.
Terror insurance bill in limbo
But time ran out as the Senate left Washington on Thursday to do last-minute campaigning before the Nov. 5 election. House lawmakers departed a day earlier.
10:56 a.m.
United posts loss of $889 mil.
The parent company of ailing United Airlines reported an $889 million third-quarter loss today, its second-biggest quarterly deficit ever, reflecting the continued bleak environment for U.S. carriers.
10:56 a.m.
Third-party candidates vie for congressional seat
Richard Wayne Odell
10:12 a.m.
School kids repay their Aussie guides with LV trip
A bus driver and a tour guide from Australia are enjoying a free trip to Las Vegas this week, an unusual gift from the group of Clark County middle schoolers they showed around in their ...
10:09 a.m.
Young, Oaks trade verbal punches in sheriff debate
The accusations flew between Metro Police Deputy Chief Bill Young and Metro Capt. Randy Oaks during a televised debate Thursday.
10:09 a.m.
West's apartment rents flat everywhere but California
SAN FRANCISCO -- Summertime apartment rents remained stable in most major Western markets except California, where prices at the two ends of the state continued to shift in distinctly different directions, a new report says.
10:08 a.m.
Officials question Test Site plan
Not one person spoke in favor of the Nevada Test Site becoming the nation's new nuclear bomb "pit" plant at a public hearing in North Las Vegas Thursday night.
10:08 a.m.
Albright leaves NLV for Water Authority
Albright, 43, will be director of resources at the Water Authority, where he will supervise a staff of 48 full-time employees and oversee research and monitoring of environmental issues in the Colorado River, Las Vegas ...
10:08 a.m.
It comes to pass for UNLV
NEXT UP
10:06 a.m.
Suns, Marion to meet Shaq-less Lakers at T&M
Mercifully, there will be no showing of "Kazaam," but a repeat showing of "The Matrix" will be in order when the three-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers face the Phoenix Suns in an NBA preseason ...
10:06 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: How about San Juan and Havana?
There is a sense, if not a reality, that in the old days Major League Baseball teams existed, in part, to bond the big cities in a still-developing America.
10:05 a.m.
Heller, Del Papa tangle over donations to Hunt
CARSON CITY -- In a memo released Thursday, Secretary of State Dean Heller suggests that Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa pressured one of her deputies to change a legal opinion to favor a political ...
10:04 a.m.
Official: Oversight needed for a public power firm
CARSON CITY -- While favoring a public takeover of Nevada Power Co., state Consumer Advocate Tim Hay said today his office must retain authority over a government-owed electric company to protect customers from skyrocketing rates ...
10:03 a.m.
Experts mixed on early-voting success
As early voting begins Saturday, opinion is divided on what effect it may have on turnout, how it influences campaigns and who it benefits.
10:01 a.m.
Plan would extend rail line to Washington casino
The city and the tribe are talking about extending the city's new 1.6-mile streetcar line about one-quarter mile east to Portland Avenue.
10:01 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 18, 2002
Although the blood crisis in Southern Nevada has been downgraded from an emergency to a critical appeal, United Blood Services plans to continue collecting supplies on Saturday and Sunday.
10:00 a.m.
Ex-Rebel Richardson makes Globetrotters
Richardson, a 6-6, 190-pound forward averaged 9.1 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for UNLV as a senior in 2001-02. He finished the season second on the team in rebounding, third in blocked ...
10:00 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Dolphins may get well fast
If I were the trainer for the Miami Dolphins, I'd show Jay Fiedler something before he gets surgery on his thumb, which he injured in the fourth quarter of Miami's fantastic come-from-behind win against Denver ...
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: Rebels fans show no class in booing QB
A not-so-funny thing happened last Saturday afternoon at Sam Boyd Stadium.
9:57 a.m.
Study: Tourism drop due to 9-11, economy
WASHINGTON -- The depressed economy and the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have contributed to a serious decline in travel and tourism in major American cities over the last two years, says a ...
9:57 a.m.
Top 10 major metro areas hit hard over two years
New York, $17.6 billion in 2000, down 17 percent.
9:57 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Janie Greenspun Gale: Shelter tired of attacks
Peace in this valley has been nonexistent ever since the Animal Foundation, a non-profit spay/neuter clinic, entered into a contract with the city of Las Vegas in 1995 to become the city animal shelter.
9:56 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 18, 2002
Mario Balderas, 79, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. He was born Sept. 29, 1923, in McAllen, Texas. A resident for 20 years, he was a retired owner of a TV repair ...
9:53 a.m.
Mississippi revenues up despite tropical storm
JACKSON, Miss. -- Mississippi casino gaming revenues for September enjoyed a healthy increase despite Tropical Storm Isidore, which shut down coast casinos for two days.
9:53 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Las Vegas keeping up with the Joneses
There are probably more faux Elvises and Michael Jacksons per square foot in this city than any other place on Earth.
9:53 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Odds against Bernstein going out on top
Kenny Bernstein knows he has his work cut out if he is to end his brilliant career with one more NHRA championship.
9:43 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Hunters go wild: It's Turkey Time for holidays
Holidays are fast approaching, a time to gobble up a traditional feast complete with turkey and all the trimmings.
9:42 a.m.
Las Vegas Area Fishing Report
Nevada Division of Wildlife (NDOW) creel census clerks report that boaters are having good success for stripers in the Vegas Bay area in the vicinity of Black and Sand Islands at Lake Mead.
9:38 a.m.
Editorial: Our endorsements in Assembly races
As a schoolteacher, Lisa Cano's work ethic has served her students well. The Democratic candidate for District 21 would bring that same drive to Carson City, where she would stand up for education, health care, ...
9:32 a.m.
2,000 make housing waiting list
Many endured persistent busy signals, but 2,000 low-income Las Vegas residents got through on the phone to the Las Vegas Housing Authority last week to get on a waiting list for government-subsidized housing.
9:31 a.m.
Reid: Who's paying for Bush's trips?
Reid, D-Nev., suspects Bush of spending "millions and millions of dollars" on the trips.
9:31 a.m.
AG's office against Question 9
CARSON CITY -- A person who smoked marijuana and then contracted cancer could sue the state if voters approve Question 9, the state attorney general's office said Thursday.
9:31 a.m.
Defense motions denied in Perry's child porn case
Despite a defense attorney's suggestion that Franklyn Perry has been falsely accused of a non-existent crime, the 62-year-old Las Vegas resident will be going to trial on multiple sexual assault crimes next month.
9:29 a.m.
Political notebook: Rumors fly after one public poll is withheld
Each campaign struggles in the days leading up to an election to find out how they're actually doing.
9:29 a.m.
Letter: Las Vegas trip too expensive
I can give you a very good reason why that's the case. I am from Michigan, and the price of airline tickets is so outrageous anymore that it is just not feasible to visit there ...
9:28 a.m.
Letter: Ashcroft steps way out of line
And yet, even though the citizens of Oregon have voted twice to support Death with Dignity laws, he has stepped in to unilaterally overturn them. He decided single-handedly that his one vote counts more than ...
9:27 a.m.
CIA will soon buy into the lie about Saddam
The Bush lies and the Dick Gephardt-led congressional cave-in have kept the post-Sept. 11 country supportive of the Bush war and have deflected attention from the bad economy and the inability of the government to ...
9:27 a.m.
Judge refuses to release 'Springfield Sam' from jail
The defense attorney for an 84-year-old reputed mob member accused of shooting up an auto dealership was unable to get his client released on his own recognizance Thursday.
9:27 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 18, 2002
Madame Tussaud's Las Vegas will open a new exhibit Monday that features multimedia, interactive displays of presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush and celebrities from Princess Diana to John Wayne.
9:25 a.m.
Future is at stake in two programs for students
The popular Public Broadcasting System cartoon aardvark Arthur is leading a statewide effort to get every Nevada third grade student a library card.
9:24 a.m.
Six-month sentence given in fraud case
A former trustee in Hawaii's Kamehameha schools trust was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Las Vegas to six months in prison.
9:24 a.m.
Editorial: Sun's choices in the Senate
State Sen. Maggie Carlton, a Democrat running in District 2, has been a consistent voice for Southern Nevadans on a wide range of issues, whether she's advocating for better consumer protections or improvements in local ...
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: NIAA's weight-loss program helps keep wrestlers healthy
TONIGHT'S PREP FOOTBALL GAMES
9:13 a.m.
Thursday's prep results
BOYS SOCCER
9:06 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING
9:04 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Seeking a cure, Flutterby spreads her wings
As a clown, Pamela Whitner has enriched the lives of thousands of children during a career that has spanned 25 years.
9:01 a.m.
Black conjures up new life for Fitzgeralds show
I like the style of Fitzgeralds' new owner, Don Barden.
9:01 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Facility is ready for wine time
State of the art hardly describes Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada's extraordinary new facility at 8400 S. Jones. It is no exaggeration to describe this warehouse and educational center as extraordinary.
9:00 a.m.
Scene Selection -- Geoff Carter: 'Jessica Stein' is smart, funny
The DVD keepcase of "Kissing Jessica Stein" (Fox Home Entertainment, $29.98) advertises the film as some sort of "Sex and the City" knockoff. Star Jennifer Westfeldt is sitting in a leggy pose, and a tagline ...
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Moovement is a political parade
The CowParade hits the Las Vegas Valley this weekend, so we're taking a look at the cow theory of government -- Nevada style.
8:58 a.m.
On Display for October 18, 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.
8:54 a.m.
Datebook for October 18, 2002
Las Vegas' Cultural Affairs Division will hold auditions for roles in "Snoopy" at noon Saturday at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 821 N. Las Vegas Blvd. Admission is free. 229-6553.
8:53 a.m.
Higgins: 'I've lived in a frying pan the last 10 years'
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 20, 2002
6:56 a.m.
Mulroy: Power bid 'borne out of necessity'
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 20, 2002
6:56 a.m.
Letter: Bush thinks war is a video game
It is interesting that the president is continuing to run off to political fund-raisers, while he has failed to visit the VA hospitals and national cemeteries to view the carnage of war.
6:08 a.m.
Letter: 'Protectors of marriage' are hypocritical
We all must live together on this earth, and tolerance of other people's way of life is how we make it work. Not long ago we saw just how ugly hateful fundamentalism can be, and ...
6:07 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Desperation down the stretch
The most obvious panic move came from congressional hopeful Dario Herrera, who has fallen behind by double digits (at least three polls last week put the race there). Herrera announced at a news conference that ...
6:06 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Nevada newsmakers include many wacky characters
While most voters heading to the polls for the next two weeks look for serious candidates who will be careful stewards of Nevada's government, there is no shortage of the kind of candidates -- who ...
6:06 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Del Papa stars in sideshow to AG race
Secretary of State Dean Heller and his chief legal adviser, Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa, are at war over an investigation Heller is conducting into Hunt's campaign contributions.
6:05 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Sniper is the winner on all fronts except one
It's usually not worth battling traffic. The District has just about everything residents could want, except: stadium-seating movie theaters, cheap grocery stores and a Home Depot.
6:05 a.m.
Editorial: Sheriff, DA candidates endorsed
The voting public is fortunate to have four good choices in the races for Clark County district attorney and sheriff. The nonpartisan sheriff's race features Deputy Chief Bill Young and Capt. Randy Oaks, who seek ...
6:02 a.m.
Editorial: Recommendations on ballot questions
There are a number of controversial ballot questions in this year's general election. Today the Sun offers its recommendations on the initiatives dealing with marriage, marijuana legalization, money for roads, and the power company. Later ...
6:01 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: A question of who is higher power
How on earth did it escalate this far?
4:45 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Ozzy harried over Venetian talk
The Osbourne family's publicist called VegasBeat the other day to say they had changed plans and were not going to stay at The Venetian this week as part of the production of their MTV reality ...
4:44 a.m.
Vegas Son Rise
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 20, 2002
4:43 a.m.
Students reaching out to crime-plagued area
Making a Difference
1:46 a.m.
Mom with child in full body cast is grateful for car seat
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 19, 2002
1:45 a.m.

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