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Archive for September 16, 2002

Jury indicates deadlock before unexpectedly reaching verdict
- 11:45 a.m., Superior Court Judge William Mudd receives a note from jury foreman saying, "We are unable to reach a unanimous verdict at this time and would like further guidance." Mudd sets a 1:30 ...
11:34 a.m.
Suncoast expansion OK'd
Coast can now proceed with the permitting process by submitting building plans for review.
11:17 a.m.
Las Vegas casinos become mecca for market research
Linda Pulido visited Las Vegas last month never expecting she'd help decide who'd be the next anchor on a morning television news show.
11:15 a.m.
Big LV golfing operator sold
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A Goldman Sachs Group Inc. fund and Starwood Capital Group agreed to buy National Golf Properties Inc., the largest publicly traded golf course owner, and an affiliate for $1.1 billion in ...
11:13 a.m.
Panel to examine builders' defect insurance
CARSON CITY -- A task force appointed by state Insurance Commissioner Alice Molasky-Arman to find a solution to the declining availability and high cost of construction defect insurance policies will hold its first meeting Thursday.
11:13 a.m.
Vegas grocery deal faces union, antitrust scrutiny
Antitrust enforcers have begun reviewing a plan by the parent company of Smith's Food & Drug Stores and Food 4 Less to buy 18 Raley's supermarkets in the Las Vegas area under an agreement reached ...
11:13 a.m.
Northern Nevada casinos sold
Isle is paying $30 million for the properties, subject to bankruptcy court approval.
11:12 a.m.
Shuffle Master countersued
The dispute is over an upgrade or conversion kit that allows casino operators to retrofit WMS machines with Shuffle Master's game applications.
11:12 a.m.
New casino art gallery planned
Further details on the exhibit will be announced in the coming weeks, company representatives said.
11:12 a.m.
State officials facing scrutiny over tax breaks
In Business Las Vegas, a sister newspaper to the Las Vegas Sun, reports this week that the Nevada Commission on Economic Development will soon begin a review of the fairness of business assistance programs that ...
11:12 a.m.
Official says NTS not ready for more testing
Because of aging equipment and not enough people with the proper expertise, the Nevada Test Site is not ready to resume underground nuclear weapons experiments within three years, as the Energy Department has said, according ...
11:08 a.m.
Hospitals better prepared for attacks
At the Las Vegas Valley's 11 major hospitals earlier this month, a grim message flashed on computer monitors in the emergency rooms -- students at Clark High School were having trouble breathing, and a suspicious ...
11:05 a.m.
Political action weighed by Latin chamber
The Latin Chamber of Commerce will decide later this month whether to endorse candidates for November's general elections.
11:04 a.m.
Driest summer ever recorded in valley
The Las Vegas Valley suffered its driest summer on record, and this fall is shaping up to continue drought conditions and warmer-than-normal temperatures, forecasters said.
11:01 a.m.
Police seek input on gang violence
Police are hosting two community meetings on gang activity:
11:00 a.m.
County considers using Mental Health Court
The 30-year-old woman has been arrested 23 times for prostitution. She is mentally ill, addicted to drugs and mentally handicapped. She is also pregnant with her eighth child.
10:59 a.m.
Williams misses deadline again for campaign finance reports
CARSON CITY -- The secretary of state's office reports up to 32 political candidates, including Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Wendell Williams have failed to file their campaign contribution reports that were due Aug. 27.
10:58 a.m.
Ethics hearing in Assembly race rescheduled
CARSON CITY -- The state Ethics Commission has set Sept. 27 for a hearing in Las Vegas on the complaint of Assembly candidate Earlene Forsythe against her opponent Francis Allen in District 37 in Clark ...
10:57 a.m.
Grocery merger could shake up Vegas slot route business
Grocery giant Kroger Co.'s purchase of 18 Raley's stores in Las Vegas will likely result in another shakeup -- this one involving the lucrative slot machines in the stores.
10:51 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 16, 2002
An 18-year-old Las Vegas man was killed early this morning when he apparently lost control and rolled his car on the Las Vegas Beltway between Tropicana Avenue and Russell Road.
10:51 a.m.
Companies add to inventories for third consecutive month
The Commerce Department reported today that stockpiles of goods on shelves and back lots rose to a seasonally adjusted $1.1 trillion in July, a 0.4 percent increase from June's level.
9:47 a.m.
Reid: Personal watercraft have a future at lake
Reid, at a press conference at a marine shop in Henderson, reiterated that jet skis will not be banned from the lake permanently, his spokesman Tessa Hafen said.
9:45 a.m.
Stock's overtime goal lifts Rebels to victory
UNLV freshman Salvatore Wise scored off a pass from sophomore Brendon Bain with 14 minutes left in regulation to knot the game 1-1.
9:44 a.m.
Letter: GOP veils reason behind Iraq war
While all are guilty of stretching the truth, the Republicans, and particularly Baby Bush, seem to outdo anyone from the Liars Club.
9:32 a.m.
Letter: Huge salaries not endearing
Power costs on the spot market have gone down dramatically, but have you seen a decrease in the rates you're paying to Nevada Power? The utility industry even plans a campaign to improve its image ...
9:32 a.m.
Letter: Valley urgently needs traffic photo cameras
Running red lights seems to be a sport here and woe to the person who stops for a light with one of these out-of-control drivers behind them. It's silly to blame the design of the ...
9:31 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: At bout, Vegas was not New Jack City
Inside the Media Center at Mandalay Bay Events Center before the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Fernando Vargas fight on Saturday night, I was trying to decide between a second Dove Bar or Haagen Dazs.
9:31 a.m.
Robinson wants 'D' to force issue
John Robinson has been a head coach at the college and professional level for 25 years. Yet the UNLV head coach can't recall a streak like the one his Rebels are in.
9:28 a.m.
Anderson's arm, bad defense doomed Rebels
First quarter: Oregon State 23-0
9:27 a.m.
Editorial: Save lives, money, via treatment
We value treatment above jailing for people whose nonviolent behavior can be traced to mental illness or addictions. The view is shared by many people who see the futility of temporary fixes such as jail ...
9:24 a.m.
Editorial: Time to regulate all the junk e-mail
Because there is no natural law protecting consumers from such unsolicited commercial bombardment, the only defense is through government regulation. Telemarketers are becoming more and more regulated. Now it's time to clamp some regulations onto ...
9:23 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 16, 2002
Donald Chester Booth, 59, of Henderson died Friday in Henderson. He was born July 27, 1943, in Bisbee, Ariz. A resident for 10 years, he was a Vietnam War Marine Corps veteran, a member of ...
8:57 a.m.
What's next?
Next up, Shane Mosley.
8:55 a.m.
Rest, restoring order in future for Vargas
Tears were streaming down the little boy's face, who sobbed despite being held and comforted by a close friend. Nearby, his older brother was holding up as best he could under the trying circumstances.
8:55 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Inept moves encircle Oscar, Vargas
An act of idiocy before the fight endangered Oscar De La Hoya, and an act of idiocy afterward may be endangering Fernando Vargas.
8:53 a.m.
Sex offender charged in assault of girl, 16
A Clark County grand jury Thursday indicted a 38-year-old registered sex offender who is accused of impersonating a police officer during the attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl.
8:44 a.m.
Nevada Power suit hearing delayed
Enron Power Marketing Inc. of Houston is seeking $307 million from Nevada Power and Sierra Pacific Power Co. of Reno in connection with an energy contract that Enron discontinued last spring. That amount represents the ...
8:44 a.m.
Panel has no decision on business tax
Members of the Nevada Tax Task Force were told Friday they could essentially wipe out the state's deficit without imposing a new business tax or hiking gaming taxes.
8:44 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Sept. 16, 2002
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:43 a.m.
Review: The Who heats up The Joint with classic hits
It's not often a 38-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock band suddenly finds itself with something left to prove.
8:23 a.m.
Osmond-hosted 'Pyramid' certain to be a donnybrook
Donny Osmond said he was a bit incredulous when the producers of the game show "Pyramid" first approached him about hosting their series.
8:23 a.m.
Shark bites: Jump the Shark website tracks famous collapses
It was just he and a group of friends at the University of Michigan hanging out one night in 1987, discussing the precise moment when various TV shows permanently went south.
8:23 a.m.

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