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Archive for October 30, 2002

2,000 yards still in Haro's reach
11:22 a.m.
Cash flow, sales, costs, rise for Cox
Cox Communications Inc. of Atlanta, the fifth-largest U.S. cable company, reported a third-quarter loss Tuesday on declining investments and higher costs.
11:20 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Cheever insists Scheckter still on his team
There certainly is no love lost between Indy Racing League driver Tomas Scheckter and his former team owner and teammate Eddie Cheever.
11:20 a.m.
Charges hurt Ameristar profits in third quarter
Ameristar reported a quarterly profit of $7.4 million, down 34.5 percent from the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share of 28 cents were down from 49 cents during the 2001 period. Before special charges, earnings per ...
11:17 a.m.
Cash flow improves, Station stock jumps
Amid a broad market decline, shares of neighborhood casino operator Station Casinos Inc. jumped about 7 percent in early trading today as the company more than doubled its operating earnings per share for the third ...
11:16 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 30, 2002
A St. George, Utah, man has pleaded guilty to his part in a conspiracy to sell a drug used in making methamphetamine to illegal drug manufacturers in four states, including Nevada.
11:16 a.m.
'96 Super Bowl MVP faces Vegas bad check charges
The 32-year-old former defensive back, who played six seasons for the Cowboys during the 1990s and was the Super Bowl MVP in 1996, was arrested Oct. 23 on outstanding warrants from Nevada, the newspaper said.
11:16 a.m.
Topfer leaving board
"There are family matters that require my utmost attention and therefore I have elected to retire from my board position," Topfer said in a statement issued by Alliance. "I am leaving a corporation that I ...
11:16 a.m.
Mirage gambler faces charges
The newspaper said Kim In-tae, ex-chairman of Kyongnam Construction Co., is suspected of borrowing $800,000 from The Mirage hotel-casino in Las Vegas on three occasions between 1995 and 1997 to gamble at the hotel's casino.
11:16 a.m.
Feds proposing new rules on 'pro forma' reporting
Pro forma figures, which often exclude one-time costs such as merger expenses to show what companies call their "core performance," were used in press releases issued by 1,500 companies last year, before they filed official ...
11:16 a.m.
Guaranteed Vegas lending volume up 25 percent
The SBA said its loan volume in Nevada this year jumped 25 percent from the previous year, and is up dramatically from $46 million in 1992 and $98 million in 1997.
11:15 a.m.
Mandalay targets website operator
Mandalay, which owns the Gold Strike hotel-casinos in Jean and in Robinsonville, Miss., sued Advistar Inc. and its owner Norton Warner Jr. on Monday, alleging violations of the Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act and Nevada Deceptive ...
11:15 a.m.
Investor bails out, Vegas company scrambling for funds
At a U.S. Bankruptcy court hearing today, National attorney Craig Hansen told Judge Linda Riegle that the airline is in "a $2 million hole."
11:15 a.m.
Aladdin sales proposal clears another obstacle
A settlement has been reached between the owners of the Aladdin hotel-casino and a company that had been contracted to stage a production show starring actress Carmen Electra.
11:15 a.m.
Witnesses describe children's condition
Had 18-month-old Jacob Tisdale been found any later, he would have joined his twin sister, Sierra, at the morgue, a pediatric critical care doctor testified Tuesday.
11:08 a.m.
Homeless man charged in death of actor Smith
In the two weeks between the time "Our Gang" actor Jay R. Smith was stabbed to death and the arrest of a homeless man he was helping, the man, Charles Wayne Crombie, went on a ...
11:08 a.m.
Judges not immune to mudslinging
Judges and judicial candidates were once considered the most dignified of candidates.
11:05 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Dark side of the power company
No. It's not Nevada Power. That would drive most Las Vegans into shock. So calm down.
11:04 a.m.
Golf course ordered to submit runoff plan
Owners of a high-rollers' golf course in the foothills of the River Mountains have until Nov. 15 to submit plans to characterize and control water runoff that is creating a fledgling desert wetland, the state ...
11:03 a.m.
Sky guys: Air Force's nuke test weathermen kept watch in Pacific in '50s
Don Whitman was a 21-year-old high school graduate with military training in meteorology and happy to be in the South Pacific in 1952 instead of Korea.
11:02 a.m.
Ensign calls for more of county to be protected
WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Gale Norton has agreed to place a hold on a list of environmentally sensitive lands in Nevada that the Bureau of Land Management had been considering for purchase, Sen. John Ensign ...
11:00 a.m.
Theft of one cigarette leads to suicide
Initial reports said the man killed himself accidentally when his weapon went off while he was trying to escape over a wall.
10:59 a.m.
Nevada Power spends $1.6 mil. in ballot fight
The advertising campaign against the Question 14 ballot initiative that asks Clark County voters whether they want a nonprofit public agency to provide their electricity has been financed almost exclusively by Nevada Power Co.
10:54 a.m.
The Sun regrets the error.
10:22 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 30, 2002
Lyndell M. Brawner, 87, of Las Vegas died Oct. 17 in a local hospital. He was born Jan. 4, 1915, in Tennessee. A resident for 42 years, he was an ex-boxer, retired Air Force major ...
9:43 a.m.
Four people bound in home invasions
In two home invasion robberies Tuesday in the Las Vegas Valley, four people were tied up and a dog was beaten, police said.
9:41 a.m.
Maglev matter of billions
Boosters of a proposed high-speed, high-tech train from Southern California to Southern Nevada heard a warning Tuesday: Finding the billions in funding needed to build the train will not be easy.
9:40 a.m.
Officer shoots 17-year-old in neck
The incident began at Walnut Road and Alto Avenue when an officer saw the driver of a Toyota Camry running a stop sign and driving without taillights, police said.
9:40 a.m.
State not pursuing Walters
The Nevada attorney general's office will not appeal a District Court judge's decision to toss out the last remaining indictment against Las Vegas golf course developer and professional gambler Billy Walters.
9:40 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: U.S.' Mickelson, Toms to play in World Cup
The 18 seeded nations for the 2002 World Golf Championship EMC World Cup were recently announced, with the No. 1 seeded country -- the United States -- being represented by Phil Mickelson and David Toms, ...
9:36 a.m.
Water Authority touts low interest on new bond issue
The Water Authority used the bond issue to compare its performance with that of Nevada Power Co. The agency and the privately held power company are battling over a Water Authority proposal to buy Nevada ...
9:27 a.m.
Job description is regents' challenge
As candidates running for the state Board of Regents make a final push to appeal to voters in next week's election, they face a unique obstacle -- getting people to learn just what their job ...
9:25 a.m.
Visitors to Israel see a people not beaten by terrorists
Israelis have a lesson for Las Vegans and the rest of America when it comes to responding to terrorism, Steven Doctors has found.
9:25 a.m.
Appeals court protects doctors who recommend use of marijuana
CARSON CITY -- An appeals court has ruled that the federal government cannot begin an investigation or take disciplinary action against a doctor who recommends to a patient that he or she should use marijuana ...
9:25 a.m.
JP weighs evidence in killing of driving instructor
During a two-day preliminary hearing that ended Tuesday, prosecutors alleged that 19-year-old Anthony Prentice masterminded and then carried out a plan to kill a man who Prentice said helped him more than anyone else in ...
9:24 a.m.
Judges' panel rejects guilty plea in murder of woman, 79
A Las Vegas man who voluntarily entered a guilty plea in the December 1999 beating death of 79-year-old Doris Bair is now scheduled to go to trial after a three-judge panel refused to take the ...
9:24 a.m.
Plan for mental patients approved
CARSON CITY -- A plan to end the "warehousing" of chronic drunks and mentally ill patients in the emergency rooms of Southern Nevada hospitals has been endorsed by the Legislative Committee on Health Care.
9:23 a.m.
Print, ID called weak evidence in 9-year-old's killing
An eyewitness to the Sept. 7 shooting that left a 9-year-old North Las Vegas girl dead identified a handcuffed and jail-clothed Pascual Lozano as the shooter in North Las Vegas Justice Court on Tuesday.
9:23 a.m.
Ensign: More needed to halt malpractice crisis
Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., thinks he has the cure for the medical malpractice crisis causing obstetricians to flee Nevada and said Tuesday that the state's new law meant to solve the problem falls short.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: MWC coaches get chance to sound off
The idea was to see what these guys had to say for themselves, coaching, as they do, in a football league that seems to have collectively underachieved and that right now has only two teams ...
9:17 a.m.
Ex-UNLV star Sawyer out for the year
Sawyer, the Vikings' top sub on the defensive line, has been slow to heal since a knee injury sustained Sept. 15 in a loss to Buffalo.
9:14 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
9:13 a.m.
Tuesday's prep results
9:12 a.m.
Letter: We can't afford senior drug plan
America is $6 trillion in debt -- no time to add a big sure-to-grow "entitlement" on the back of taxpayers. And nowhere does the constitution authorize such federal spending.
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Being labeled liberal not so bad
Glaring examples of this are their strange love affairs with guns and other weapons of destruction. And their lame excuses to send others into an unprovoked war, supposedly to be "protected" from a tiny faraway ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Initiative is chance to avoid high power bills
The argument for a public- instead of a private-controlled utility is made clear by the Ballot Question Committee on the official sample ballot, giving arguments for and against the ballot question. I'm personally persuaded by ...
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: A gamble that will need help
By the 1980s, however, the Commercial Center was hurling toward its destiny as the quintessential image of urban blight. It still had a few dynamic headlines left, such as when billionaire and presidential candidate Ross ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: Lake Tahoe troubles no concern to Bush
Bush didn't hesitate to provide funding for the Florida Everglades' restoration -- it helped his brother Jeb politically and shored up his own presidential re-election bid in 2004. But the president doesn't stand a chance ...
8:58 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Just another fright night in Las Vegas
So when the real day comes, the night-life folks pull out all the stops.
8:58 a.m.
Yo-Yo Ma still has hunger for music
With that humble statement, master cellist Yo-Yo Ma begins describing the incredible journey music has taken him on for more than four decades, from his earliest days as a child prodigy to his current status ...
8:28 a.m.
Hidden Heroes scholarships available
The foundations are looking for applicants who have a compelling story about overcoming great odds. These applicants must have been past or present participants in GLV Inner-City Games events and programs, and must have a ...
8:26 a.m.
Savvy wine buys: '01 Beringer White Zinfandel
Beringer is one of the best California producers, so what you have is a pale, sweet wine that is best cold, made by the same winemakers who make wines for this label at more than ...
8:26 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 30, 2002
The North Las Vegas Parks and Recreation Department and the National Dance Exercise Instructor Training Association are offering two workshops -- Group Fitness at 8 a.m. Saturday and Total Body Conditioning at 8 a.m. Sunday ...
8:26 a.m.
Channel 10 wins fund-raising honor
The station was recognized for outstanding achievement in the Corporate and Foundation Support category, for cities with 500,000 to 999,000 households.
8:25 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Sazio's winemaker dinner offers delightful evening
Greeting his guests personally, Mauler was assisted by wife Denise and Sazio General Manager Ralph Navarino. Preparing the four-course meal were Chefs Emilo LaScala (of Spiedini) and Aaron Raeder (of Sazio).
8:25 a.m.

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