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Archive for September 10, 2002

McCarran likely won't meet screening deadline
WASHINGTON -- Thirty to 35 of the nation's 429 commercial airports, including McCarran International, likely will not meet a federal deadline of Dec. 31 for installing new minivan-sized baggage screening machines, the nation's transportation security ...
11:20 a.m.
Vegas flights to be increased
Allegiant will add Saturday flights to existing Fresno and Colorado Springs schedule to turn those into daily operations. In addition, the airline is adding Thursday and Monday round trips between Las Vegas and Colorado Springs.
11:20 a.m.
Senate hearing set
Among the witnesses scheduled are Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, North Stonington, Conn., First Selectman Nick Mullane and representatives of tribes and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, which handles federal recognition.
11:20 a.m.
Summerlin casino dependent on debt, earnings levels
Unlike the company's previous projects, the casino's timing also will depend on its scope and budget, which remain to be determined.
11:20 a.m.
Nevada gaming win off again
CARSON CITY -- Winnings by Nevada casinos totaled $804.3 million in July, down 0.5 percent from a year ago and the third straight month of declining revenues.
11:17 a.m.
Calvin Klein outlets to close in Las Vegas area
Warnaco Group Inc. is asking a federal bankruptcy judge to approve its plan to close 26 Calvin Klein outlet stores -- including two in the Las Vegas area -- and liquidate the inventory.
11:17 a.m.
HMO chief: Vegas costs rising slower than national rate
Nevada companies face higher health insurance premiums for their employees next year, but costs are rising slower locally than nationwide.
11:16 a.m.
Money to battle Yucca runs low
CARSON CITY -- A fund to finance the legal fight against the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump has $3.6 million to last until June 30, but it has a contract to pay its private ...
11:13 a.m.
Kenny, Hunt square off in first debate
Clark County Commissioner Erin Kenny attacked the status quo in her first joint appearance with Lt. Gov. Lorraine Hunt, saying the state is in crisis and needs a change of administration.
11:13 a.m.
Flag fliers: 9-11 resulted in wave of patriotism
Even the most patriotic Americans often devote only a handful of days to flying the flag.
11:13 a.m.
Several factors figure in expected travel slowdown
Travel to Las Vegas Wednesday is expected to be light, but not necessarily because it's the anniversary of last year's terrorist attacks.
11:13 a.m.
Highlights of July win report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $804 million, down 0.5 percent.
11:08 a.m.
Nurse killed in crash dedicated to kids, work
Ana Coburn did not like traveling in cars or in planes, but the Las Vegas registered nurse felt at home in a medical helicopter with an experienced pilot at the stick.
11:08 a.m.
Panel clears police in use of force
A panel of cops and citizens said Thursday a Boulder City police officer used appropriate force in the arrest of a 73-year-old man that left the man with three broken ribs and other injuries.
11:08 a.m.
State budget faces steeper shortfall
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's budget crisis may be worse than Gov. Kenny Guinn's prediction of a $275 million shortfall, legislative fiscal analysts said Monday.
11:06 a.m.
Suspect in killing of girl, 9, served time in 1996 shooting
Pascual Lozano was 17 when he was sentenced to 34 to 84 months in state prison for battery with a deadly weapon, according to court records.
11:01 a.m.
Suspects blame each other
The two suspects in last week's slaying of a driving instructor are blaming each other for the victim's death.
11:00 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 10, 2002
A 24-year-old man died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle accident Sunday.
11:00 a.m.
West Wendover deal scrapped
Peppermill Casinos Inc., which owns five Nevada properties, including the Rainbow Club in Henderson, announced last week that it had called off its $49.6 million acquisition of the State Line and Silver Smith hotel-casinos in ...
10:59 a.m.
Station moves closer to deal for California Indian casino
Las Vegas neighborhood casino operator Station Casinos Inc. faced another legal hurdle Monday, the same day it came one step closer to launching a $215 million Indian casino near Sacramento.
10:59 a.m.
ACLU plans lawsuit against state Ethics Commission
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is preparing to file a federal lawsuit against the state Ethics Commission challenging the board's ability to level fines and make "findings of fact" outside a courtroom.
10:49 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Stewart incident may mean fewer passes
NASCAR officials will look into the issue of who gets garage passes to its Winston Cup races in the wake of a fan's allegation that driver Tony Stewart shoved her after a race at Bristol ...
10:14 a.m.
Ali memorabilia to be displayed at MGM Grand
The memorabilia is from the collection of Drew "Bundini" Brown, Ali's late cornerman. The items will be on an appointment-only display Thursday through Sunday at the MGM Grand. The De La Hoya-Vargas super middleweight fight ...
10:13 a.m.
Ex-Rebel star Hunt pleads guilty in case
Should Hunt violate the terms of his probation, he will have to serve a 12- to 32-month prison sentence.
10:07 a.m.
Raggio says there's a 'united effort' by GOP to elect Nolan
CARSON CITY -- Senate Majority Leader Bill Raggio, R-Reno, and Republican Senate hopeful Dennis Nolan of Las Vegas, who have exchanged heated words in the past, have buried the hatchet -- at least for the ...
9:57 a.m.
Casinos step up for Miss America pageant
ATLANTIC CITY -- Casinos, restaurants and other local businesses have agreed to ante up in hopes of keeping the Miss America Organization solvent and the pageant in its original home.
9:55 a.m.
State retirement fund targeted for luring business to Nevada
CARSON CITY -- Nevada voters in 1992 and 2000 soundly rejected proposed constitutional amendments to allow the state to lend money or its credit to private companies.
9:54 a.m.
Mentally ill homeless will be sought out in pilot plan
The state agency responsible for mental health announced Monday that Westcare, a Las Vegas substance abuse rehabilitation center, was awarded a $500,000 contract to launch a pilot program for the homeless mentally ill.
9:53 a.m.
Herrera, Porter are questioned about Social Security fix
Dario Herrera's camp thought opponent Jon Porter flip-flopped. Porter thought he was only being prudent.
9:51 a.m.
Witness: Killing was a mistake
A Las Vegas man on trial for the shooting death of his longtime girlfriend pulled the trigger thinking a burglar was in his apartment, one of his friends testified Monday.
9:50 a.m.
Software allows instant budget analysis
A computer model created to help the Nevada Task Force on Tax Policy will also allow Gov. Kenny Guinn to see several working forms of his state budget at any given time.
9:50 a.m.
Ebbers' $408 mil. loan at issue
The board is scheduled to hear a report from Richard Breeden, the company's court-appointed monitor, on Ebbers' compensation and the terms of a $408.2 million loan he was given, said Stuart Pierson, Kellett's attorney.
9:49 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 10, 2002
Dean M. Dickinson, 79, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. He was born March 30, 1923, in Sioux City, Iowa. A resident for 22 years, he was a retired brewery bottler and a ...
9:49 a.m.
Travel on Sept. 11 will not be business as usual
Joshua Siegel barely hesitated before booking a flight on the anniversary of last year's terrorist attacks; about the only thing that crossed this frequent flier's mind was to travel early in the day.
9:48 a.m.
Numbers game
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9:44 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: King, Lewis at forefront of change
Trendsetter is not a word that has ever been linked to Don King, or Lennox Lewis for that matter.
9:40 a.m.
LV's Houston struggling in L.A.
LOS ANGELES -- This is a difficult time for former Valley High standout Tyler Houston, who left the last-place doldrums of the Milwaukee Brewers via a July trade to play for a contender in Los ...
9:39 a.m.
Letter: We could be wrong about Iraq
No real debate is being proposed. There are only excuses being sought.
9:37 a.m.
Letter: Issue transcends Blue Diamond
The developer's request for delay was lame -- the company used the excuse that it needed more time to meet with the citizens of Blue Diamond.
9:37 a.m.
Letter: Citizens need to be more active by voting
In a republic, we have representatives in Congress -- senators and congressman -- who hold our fate in their hands. Yet they are being elected by a vast minority of the population.
9:36 a.m.
Editorial: Keep alive memory of Sept. 11
It speaks well of our country that we overthrew the Taliban government in Afghanistan and committed our troops to what appears to be a long, long fight against terrorists in that country and wherever else ...
9:35 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Honesty is best policy
The war drums are beating in our little part of the Western Hemisphere and the target is Iraq and its megalomaniacal dictator. That is no secret. In fact, it is precisely because the administration let ...
9:35 a.m.
Security changes not likely to go away
Before Sept. 11 Assistant U.S. Attorney Sharon Lever hadn't seen much of Nevada, but now the Las Vegas-based lawyer finds herself regularly traveling to places such as Ely, Minden and Goldfield.
9:27 a.m.
Las Vegans affected in many ways
"When the attacks happened, they shut the base down," Hsu said. "I'd never seen that happen before, so it was unsettling."
9:24 a.m.
Key events: Chronology of some key events in U.S. before and after Sept. 11, 2001
Nov. 13, 1995: Seven people, including five Americans, killed when two bombs explode at U.S.-Saudi military facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Osama bin Laden blamed for attack.
9:24 a.m.
Sun photographer wins award for famous photo
Sun photographer wins award for famous photo
9:15 a.m.
Parents of Ranger who died in war grieve in their own way
WASHINGTON -- On the first and third Monday of the month, Gregory Commons heads to a church near his Alexandria, Va., home for meetings of the Pentagon Grief Group.
9:12 a.m.
America's psyche forever changed
A year later, UNLV sociologist Matt Wray is less passionate about it, his voice less panicked, his analysis of the sociological impact of Sept. 11 more reticent.
9:11 a.m.
Teacher's legacy lives
Palo Verde High School senior Stacy Dockery still gets a sudden rush of certainty when she passes Room 807 that language teacher Barbara Edwards is inside, waiting for a good joke or a quick hug.
9:11 a.m.
Economy still worries some locals
For Karen Maccanello, life was pretty good as summer was coming to an end last year.
9:10 a.m.
FBI facing new priorities
Concrete barriers baking in the Las Vegas sun and security guards outside mark an otherwise nondescript office building on East Charleston Boulevard as local FBI headquarters.
9:10 a.m.
Sheriff: Metro, community must be ready
As Metro Police shifted into anti-terrorism and homeland security efforts after the Sept. 11 attacks, the number of murders continued to mount and the amount of fatal accidents and burglaries also increased -- as crime ...
9:09 a.m.
Las Vegans played part in rescue efforts
In the rubble of the World Trade Center in the days after Sept. 11, Dr. David Slattery felt his priorities shift.
9:09 a.m.
Family proud to be part of famous photograph
Few Americans will forget where they were last Sept. 11. Most can recall in great detail the location, what they were doing and how they first heard of the tragic events unfolding in New York, ...
9:08 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Kansas adds some speed with NASCAR deal
Note to Fred MacMurray: If you've got any unused flubber laying around the old laboratory, I know a bunch of Absent Minded NBA all-stars who could use some.
8:54 a.m.
Allstate charity helps out Habitat
Each adult family member is required to provide 250 hours of work on a Habitat home.
8:50 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 10, 2002
Gilligan's Hideaway, 2601 Atlantic St., will hold its second annual charity event from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday to benefit University Medical Center's Burn Unit.
8:50 a.m.
Nevadans remembering Sept. 11
The events begin at 7 p.m. today with the dedication of Firefighters Memorial Park at West Oakey Boulevard and Redwood Street. The focus will be the dedication of a monument, "Symbol of a Fallen Firefighter," ...
8:47 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Old news is new news at Red Rock
No, no, not old newspaper people, just the old papers. (The people are too dusty.)
8:17 a.m.
September mourn: A year after 9-11, some Vegas entertainers still suffer
"Most of the casinos started to freak out a bit about the situation," said Kefalas, who has only had a handful of gigs since the 9-11 attacks. "They were thinking people wouldn't be doing any ...
8:16 a.m.

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