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Archive for October 25, 2002

Children found safe after fatal shooting
Rescued unharmed from the man's bullet-sprayed car, a silver Pontiac, were two children -- an infant and a toddler.
11:28 a.m.
Regent calls black colleague 'orangutan'
In a public push to call for colleague Linda Howard's resignation, university system Regent Mark Alden on Thursday called the board's only black member an "orangutan."
11:27 a.m.
Wynn stock now trading
Shares in Wynn Resorts Ltd. began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market today, a bittersweet achievement for Las Vegas casino executive Steve Wynn in his bid to finance the $2.4 billion Le Reve resort on ...
11:24 a.m.
Regulators weigh more testimony on work cards
CARSON CITY -- Casino employees are entitled to privacy rights on the information stored in state files gathered in the investigations for work cards, civil and workers' rights organizations said Thursday.
11:24 a.m.
Sierra Design in agreements with Aristocrat, WMS
Sierra Design, a technology supplier with offices in Las Vegas and Reno, was one of four recently awarded a contract by the New York Lottery to provide video lottery terminals at racetrack facilities in New ...
11:23 a.m.
Stratosphere names a chief executive
The Stratosphere has not officially operated with a chief executive since financier Carl Icahn acquired the property in 1998. Brown, who will continue to report to Icahn, has served as one of three key executives ...
11:23 a.m.
Boyd, Aztar results differ in third quarter
Boyd Gaming Corp. became the fourth Las Vegas casino giant to report an increase in earnings, cash flow and revenues for the third quarter. Unlike its Strip-dominant competitors, Boyd on Thursday attributed its growth mainly ...
11:23 a.m.
Pot initiative opponents plan rally at newspaper
Opponents of Question 9 were scheduled to hold a rally outside the Las Vegas Sun building in Henderson today, where the husband and daughter of Sun Associate Editor and Vice President Sandy Thompson were expected ...
11:18 a.m.
Ex-undersheriff backs Question 9
A former Metro Police undersheriff has come out in support of Question 9, the marijuana initiative.
11:17 a.m.
Computer betting system OK'd
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Gaming Commission agreed Thursday to grant a limited license to a company that has developed a closed-loop computer system for betting on horse races.
11:17 a.m.
Second director sells shares
DiCesare sold the shares for $17.685 a share. After the transactions, he directly owned 375,478 common shares.
11:17 a.m.
Details of casino plans unveiled
Huntington attorney and businessman John Hankins released the plans at a news conference Thursday in the lobby of the Frederick Building, the proposed site for the gambling facility.
11:17 a.m.
Smoking ban hurts operator
The smoking restrictions introduced last month reduced gaming revenue 6.6 percent and are predicted to result in a 3.2 percent annual decline, the company said, the newspaper reported.
11:17 a.m.
Hunt, Kenny engage in most heated exchange of campaign
Debate The debate between Lorraine Hunt and Erin Kenny will be rebroadcast on Las Vegas ONE, cable channels 1 and 39 at 3 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday and at 4 p.m.Sunday.
11:17 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Slinging mud on the Internet
Ordinarily that wouldn't be much of a story except for the fact that Gray doesn't work for Sobel, a 12-year veteran on the bench. Gray works for attorney Jackie Glass, who is running against Sobel.
11:15 a.m.
Racists gaining ground at local schools
The National Alliance, considered the largest white supremacist group on the American far right, has a strong presence in the Las Vegas Valley, Detective Pete Colos of Metro's Gang Crimes section said Thursday.
11:14 a.m.
School energy conservation pays off
An aggressive conservation program by the Clark County School District has yielded significant benefits -- $3 million was shaved off the annual energy bill for the past academic year.
11:13 a.m.
Nevada declared disaster area
CARSON CITY -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman has declared all 17 counties in Nevada as primary disaster areas because of the losses caused by the drought.
11:08 a.m.
Goodman wants more say in developing of prime 61 acres
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has asked City Manager Doug Selby to look into the possibility of the mayor's office overseeing development of 61 acres of prime downtown land.
11:03 a.m.
Horses for all courses ready to run
Since inception, the Breeders' Cup has billed itself as the day that champions come together to compete on the sport's championship day of racing.
10:51 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: CBS likes UNLV-WVA in San Francisco Bowl
The folks at the Mountain West Conference offices, not to mention UNLV, sure hope the people at CBS know a thing or two when it comes to making bowl game predictions.
10:22 a.m.
Columnist Dal DeFilippo: Saints finally cover -- the long and hard way
One of the thrills of sports betting is figuring out, well before it unfolds, precisely what it will take to win, or lose, a game against the spread.
10:21 a.m.
Centennial stays unbeaten
10:19 a.m.
Prep Playoff Scenarios
10:13 a.m.
Sunset rolls at state tennis event
The 4A state tennis finals in Reno are all-Sunset Region affairs.
10:12 a.m.
DRI scientist named to U.N. expert panel studying deserts
David Mouat, a 15-year DRI geoecologist, is one of 25 scientists and natural resource managers selected worldwide to develop a work plan on land use and land management issues for the U.N. convention.
10:11 a.m.
New bus route geared for seniors in northwest
The Regional Transportation Commission launched a new route targeting seniors in the Sun City Summerlin and Desert Shores areas Thursday. Route 713 operates Tuesdays and Thursdays and stops at three community centers, the Rainbow Library, ...
10:11 a.m.
Thursday's prep results
10:10 a.m.
Prep football standings
10:10 a.m.
County islands to float away
The dots on area maps that are the islands of unincorporated land surrounded by--but not part of -- Las Vegas, could get smaller.
10:05 a.m.
Black activists decry shooting of teenager
The New Black Panther Party and other black activist organizations are speaking out against the shooting last week of a 16-year-old boy by a Metro Police officer.
10:04 a.m.
Former trader pleads guilty in fraud case
BALTIMORE -- A former currency trader accused of hiding $691 million in losses at Allfirst bank pleaded guilty Thursday in one of the largest bank fraud cases in U.S. history.
10:03 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: UNLV could use someone like Kazor
Steve Kazor has held a succession of football coaching jobs and would likely be interested in another, if the right opportunity came along.
10:03 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
10:01 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 25, 2002
At last Southern Nevada's weather is going to feel like fall.
9:59 a.m.
Financial indicators mixed
Existing single-family homes sold at a 5.4 million-unit annual rate in September, up 1.9 percent from August, the National Association of Realtors said. Sales of new homes rose 0.4 percent to a record 1.02 million ...
9:58 a.m.
Automaker's credit rating cut
S&P lowered ratings one level to BBB from BBB+ on Ford and its Ford Motor Credit Co. unit. Ford had consolidated debt of $162 billion as of Sept. 30, and the new ratings are two ...
9:58 a.m.
Insurer's stock plunges
Insurer's stock plunges
9:57 a.m.
Ex-councilman Hawkins to be honored for service
The event to honor Hawkins' contributions to the community as both a civic leader and developer will begin at 6 p.m. at the Venetian Hotel.
9:56 a.m.
Husband of murder victim hopes killer 'burns in hell'
Roland Howard met his wife, Linda, when they were 14. On Thursday he had harsh words for the sous chef who is said to have killed her in a fit of anger over being fired.
9:55 a.m.
School police seek direct 911 link
The Clark County School District's police chief is pushing for a new telephone system that would allow his officers to respond more quickly to 911 calls placed from campus telephones.
9:55 a.m.
Arrest made in killing of 'Specks'
Metro Police homicide detectives have arrested a homeless handyman in connection with the murder of a former "Our Gang" actor.
9:54 a.m.
Dolphins player dropped from lawsuit alleging rape
Miami Dolphins wide receiver and Las Vegas resident Dedric Ward has been dismissed from a lawsuit filed by a woman who claims he and three other professional football players sexually assaulted her in May 2000.
9:54 a.m.
Rebels recall Brisco
9:53 a.m.
UNLV women lose to Brigham Young
Nickie Olson and Jessika Vasquez scored for the Rebels, who play at Utah on Saturday afternoon.
9:50 a.m.
UNLV's Moore picked for prestigious event
The All-America Golf Classic, slated for Nov. 25-26 at the El Paso Country Club, has been hosted by the Sun Bowl Association since 1974.
9:49 a.m.
LV's Agassi ousted from event in Russia
Also, two-time defending champion Marat Safin lost to wild card Vladimir Voltchkov.
9:48 a.m.
Fast as he ever was
NHRA schedule
9:45 a.m.
The Crosby Show
Who: David Crosby and Judy Collins.
9:45 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 25, 2002
Marie DeJesus Alejo, 80, of Las Vegas died Oct. 18 in a local convalescent hospital. She was born March 26, 1922, in Mexico. A resident for five years, she was a homemaker.
9:43 a.m.
Racial profiling charged in corrections officer's suit
A Metro Police corrections officer is alleging that he was detained and handcuffed for more than an hour by North Las Vegas Police earlier this month as a result of racial profiling.
9:42 a.m.
Charges to stand in carjackings, two related deaths
Attorneys for a Las Vegas teen facing the death penalty in connection with two fatal carjackings were unsuccessful Thursday in their getting half of the charges dismissed.
9:41 a.m.
Political notebook: Campaign fliers become family affairs
Politicians routinely use their families in campaign ads.
9:41 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Pedregon in hot pursuit of his boss
With two races remaining in the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series, Tony Pedregon trails his boss and teammate, John Force, by 13 points in the Funny Car standings.
9:39 a.m.
Guest Columnist Larry Dixon: Quiet time key in loud sport
It's Friday and we hit the track today at 5 for our first round of qualifying for the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals.
9:37 a.m.
School district wants to suspend former union head
Clark County School District officials want to suspend the former head of the district's support employees' union for allegedly failing to disclose an arrest while he was in charge of the union.
9:37 a.m.
Gianopulos, head of prominent LV family, dies at 100
Helen Gianopulos left her native Greek isle homeland of Crete as a teenager, but she never forgot her language or her culture.
9:36 a.m.
Whistleblower's complaint rejected
CARSON CITY -- A federal jury has rejected an estimated $190,000 claim by a former state investigator who said he was the victim of retaliation by his superiors for blowing the whistle on a case ...
9:36 a.m.
Killer pleads for leniency, must serve at least 32 years
Cedric Flemons told a courtroom full of people Thursday not to judge him until they, too, have had a gun pointed at their heads.
9:35 a.m.
Bull riders hope to cash in on TV deal
Forget the 18-wheelers that transport the bulls to and from the cities and arenas that comprise the Pro Bull Riders tour, or all those shiny pickup trucks in the parking lot.
9:35 a.m.
Wife indicted in man's slaying
Seven months after her brother was arrested in the murder of her husband, Susanne Carno is now facing charges on the same slaying.
9:33 a.m.
Symphony Orchestra of Mexico stops at Ham Hall
What: Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico.
9:32 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Forward Motion trumpets its emotion on Sahara stage
Practitioners of Buddhism generally seem to be a laid-back lot, low-keyed meditators who close their eyes and search for the peace and tranquility of an inner world.
9:30 a.m.
Different scene for Beatles in 1964
It sounds like a match made in heaven -- The Beatles in Las Vegas -- but the band's 1964 visit to town barely created a stir for the Fab Four themselves.
9:29 a.m.
McCartney tour offers a rare glimpse at rock history
Sadly, the public's chances of catching a former Beatle in action are dwindling with each passing year.
9:29 a.m.
Onstage, Ozzy remains a hallow figure
Halloween week and Ozzy Osbourne. They used to go together like mom and apple pie.
9:29 a.m.
Datebook for October 25, 2002
Las Vegas' Cultural Affairs Division and the Southern Nevada Old Time Contra Dancers will hold an "Old Time Barn Dance" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St. Admission is ...
9:26 a.m.
On Display for October 25, 2002
"America Marches Ahead," paintings by Norman Rockwell of the first 75 years of the 20th century, through Thursday at Centaur Art Galleries on the main level of Fashion Show mall. 737-1234.
9:26 a.m.
Halloween happenings
Freakling Bros. Inc. is presenting three haunted houses for the 11th straight year. The Dungeon will be at United Artists Theatre at Rainbow Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road; the Mortuary will be at Nellis Boulevard ...
9:25 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Plenty to do on Nevada Day
The State of Nevada honors and celebrates our state holiday on the last Friday in October. But it was on Oct. 31, 1864, when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Nevada's admission to the union as the ...
9:25 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Gourmet Shanken stirs wine, food aficionados
Bon vivant and entrepreneur Marvin Shanken has managed to combine his lust for the good life with a successful business devoted to some of his favorite things.
9:24 a.m.
Tribute group Fair Play leaves fans wanting more
Already bursting at the seams, Riviera's Le Bistro Theatre has shoehorned another act into its busy schedule.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: The glory is often in the fight
The last time I saw Joaquin Alvarez really happy was the day I turned 40.
9:22 a.m.
Scene Selection -- Geoff Carter: 'Beauty' stands test of time
Walt Disney Pictures' "Beauty and the Beast," now available on DVD (Disney DVD, $29.99), had its genius recognized almost immediately upon its release -- a comparative rarity for Disney's animated films.
9:20 a.m.
Las Vegas Area Fishing Report
Updated Oct. 25, 2002
9:20 a.m.
There's more than a ghost of a chance for Halloween danger
As parents purchase Halloween costumes for their children, firefighters want them to keep in mind the dangers of flammable materials.
9:19 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Learning the hard way
Today let me ask: Who are James Martin, James 'Sonny' Buchanan, Premkumar Walekar, Sarah Ramos, Lori Ann Lewis-Rivera, Pascal Charlot, Dean Meyers, Kenneth Bridges and Linda Franklin?
9:19 a.m.
Editorial: Constable candidates receive endorsements
In the Las Vegas township, Robert "Bobby G" Gronauer, a Democrat, would like another term. Gronauer is energetic, gregarious and, most importantly, has transformed the constable's office in just four years, modernizing it and making ...
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Demonstrators are only free here
I spent 20 years in the Air Force (retired in 1996), and though I am against a war with Iraq, I support my government 100 percent. I also support the rights of those who were ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Lumpectomy is a better choice
With the study and results on mastectomy vs. lumpectomy, it has shown considerable factors that both surgeries are equally advantageous. I think it will persuade those women, who believe that undergoing mastectomy is the better ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Social Security recipients not getting their due
In the year 2002 my wife and I ended up with a combined net loss of $29 per month after a large increase in our supplemental medical insurance coverage.
9:06 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 25, 2002
Lake Mead Hospital Medical Center, 1409 E. Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas, will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the hospital.
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: Family Court candidates are endorsed
Division G was created by the 1995 Legislature to break the logjam of juvenile cases. Judge Cynthia Dianne Steel became the division's first judge in 1997 and has been Family Court's presiding judge for the ...
9:05 a.m.
Fixing a taxing problem
A task force that has been studying Nevada's tax structure is on the verge of recommending new or increased business, entertainment, property and sin taxes to enable the state to avoid projected budget deficits through ...
5:20 a.m.
Campaign ads are accentuating the negative
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 27, 2002
5:14 a.m.
Analyst's program helps planners with projections
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 27, 2002
5:04 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Lame-duck Congress still has plenty left to do
Lawmakers had split town to campaign in their districts, leaving piles of work behind for a post-election "lame-duck" session next month.
5:03 a.m.
The tighter the race, the more likely the mudslinging
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 27, 2002
5:02 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Question 2 is about creating a culture of discrimination
That is, most of America feels that way.
5:01 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Question 2: It's all about love, not hate
A lot of my friends think I shouldn't be so honest, that I should try, as so many of us are doing, to pretend that I support the Protection of Marriage purely out of love ...
4:48 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Tear down this wall
In Washington, D.C., U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has again ordered the release of the names of Cheney's select group that contributed to the development of a policy overly friendly to energy corporations. The first ...
4:48 a.m.
Letter: Bush creates uncertainty
He now has the nerve to try to privatize part of that. Anytime anyone wants to invest extra money in the stock market they are free to do so -- or go gamble in a ...
4:47 a.m.
Letter: Question 9 is pointless
Sure, we will have a law that stipulates that marijuana can be used. However, this law will contradict with federal law. Chances are that even if we have this law, it will go to federal ...
4:47 a.m.
Editorial: More than new policy is required
Chancellor Jane Nichols has acted correctly in announcing a new university system policy that restricts the access Board of Regents members have to student and employee records. Over the past two weeks, as more became ...
4:46 a.m.
Editorial: Tragic plane crash cost Nevada a friend
Wellstone's vote was a testament to his political courage: A utility in his state said failure to solve the waste problem could shut down one of Minnesota's nuclear power plants. And most states with nuclear ...
4:46 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Thompsons make best arguments against pot initiative
Thompson was at a stoplight Aug. 9 minding her own business, probably thinking about her next column, when 21-year-old John Simbrat slammed his SUV into her car and killed her.
4:45 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Voicing support of Anderson
There is hardly any other explanation for why Bob Anderson isn't a superstar.
4:32 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: We're not necessarily isolated
Cautious, because we're not sure they're the only ones -- or even the ones -- who shot and killed 10 people and injured three others.
4:31 a.m.
Say Cheese
They've been called the heirs to the jam-band throne, and for the past two years members of String Cheese Incident have sat at the head of that table.
4:30 a.m.
Hyperbarics: Life-saving technology for divers to diabetics
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 26, 2002
2:37 a.m.
Club ferrets out kids who want to help critters
WEEKEND EDITION: Oct. 26, 2002
2:35 a.m.

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