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Archive for September 17, 2002

Ex-Laughlin man suspected in death of girl, 12
Oklahoma authorities have found the skull of a missing 12-year-old girl and are building a murder case against a former Laughlin man serving a life sentence in the 1991 murder of his girlfriend.
11:08 a.m.
Only one held in shooting death of girl, 9
The Clark County District Attorney's office has approved charges against only one of four alleged gang members arrested in the shooting death of an 9-year-old girl.
11:06 a.m.
Sheriff candidate's college degree fails him
Sheriff candidate and Metro Police Capt. Randy Oaks won't be getting a $750 annual bonus for having a college degree. Officials have determined the Louisiana university where he got his diploma is not a properly ...
11:06 a.m.
Students to be graded with new scoring system
The system, adopted by the state Board of Education Saturday, will not affect whether students are promoted to the next grade.
11:05 a.m.
Mistaken ID leaves police still searching
Metro Police homicide detectives are starting over in their investigation to identify a woman found dead in a desert area in east Las Vegas earlier this year.
11:03 a.m.
Governor appoints Elko judge
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn today named Elko attorney Andrew Puccinelli to succeed District Judge Jack Ames in the 4th Judicial District, which has jurisdiction over Elko County.
11:02 a.m.
New state college chief goes to work
On his first day as president of the Nevada State College at Henderson, Kerry Romesburg was greeted with some unfinished business regarding accreditation.
11:02 a.m.
More lights could make beltway safer
Intersections along the Las Vegas Beltway, including sites of fatal crashes, could soon get new signs warning drivers of upcoming red lights.
11:01 a.m.
Fed screeners take over at airport
Minutes after midnight this morning federal screeners took over security checkpoints at McCarran International Airport's D gates.
11:00 a.m.
Smith's to close three LV Raley's stores
Three Raley's supermarkets are targeted for closure as part of Kroger Co.'s acquisition of Raley's 18 stores in the Las Vegas market.
10:53 a.m.
Big gaming convention opens in Vegas today
The four-day show represents a merger of two competing gaming events last year.
10:52 a.m.
California firm opening Las Vegas branch
The firm tapped Kevin Higgins as its first broker. Higgins was previously with CB Richard Ellis, where he was the top-producing CB Richard Ellis broker worldwide in 2000.
10:52 a.m.
Customer satisfaction survey ranks Pulte at top
The customer satisfaction survey ranked Del Webb Communities, a subsidiary of Pulte Homes, second and Greystone Homes third, out of 27 valley home builders included in the study. Criteria for ranking include customer service, home ...
10:52 a.m.
Vegas company in deals with Rank, Multimedia
The stud poker progressive initially links three casinos in Manchester, England, with a rollout to Rank's remaining 30 casinos planned over the next few months.
10:52 a.m.
Mogul buying DeLorean land
The New York real estate developer and Atlantic City casino owner is buying the 505-acre Lamington Farm Club in Bedminster, the Courier-News said, citing Trump and Ashley Cooper, managing member of a partnership led by ...
10:52 a.m.
Cox adding, deleting channels
Cox Communications, the dominant cable television provider in Las Vegas, will add 14 premium channels, delete eight and shift 20 to different locations on the dial in a series of sweeping changes that takes effect ...
10:51 a.m.
Sonoma casino quietly opens
SACRAMENTO -- A temporary Indian casino quietly opened over the weekend in a tent overlooking the Alexander Valley vineyards and the Russian River in Sonoma County, despite objections from state and local officials.
9:44 a.m.
UNLV remains steady in U.S. News' national ranking
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas remained at the same level of achievement in the new U.S. News & World Report college rankings that it attained last year.
9:44 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 17, 2002
A 29-year-old Las Vegas man was killed Monday night when his motorcycle struck a parked car in the parking lot of apartments in the 6200 block of Smoke Ranch Road.
9:42 a.m.
Senators consider limits on Indian gaming
NEW LONDON, Conn. -- U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd said Monday he's hopeful a congressional push to reform the federal recognition process for American Indian tribes can draw nationwide support for an issue hotly contested in ...
9:41 a.m.
Toledo RB playing through the pain
As the starting tailback for the University of Toledo's football team, William Bratton takes his share of hard hits. But the senior from Lima, Ohio, who enters Saturday's game against UNLV averaging almost 100 yards ...
9:34 a.m.
Rebels to host exhibition tourneys
The Rebel Fall Classic I will begin Saturday and will feature the Long Beach Fire, Loyola Marymount, Utah and UNLV in eight games over two days.
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Is Dele alive? Don't give up the ship
It's a story that has a little bit of everything, from eccentricity to fraud to the possibility of pirates. As such, foul play immediately comes to mind.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Texas Speedway suits Gaughan's style
The results weren't always pretty, but Brendan Gaughan used his four NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as hands-on learning experiences.
9:30 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:22 a.m.
Reid says Iraq war would crush airlines
WASHINGTON -- Airline officials are quietly telling lawmakers in Congress that a war with Iraq likely would deal a crushing blow to their hobbled industry, lawmakers said.
9:16 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 17, 2002
Elaine V. Beecroft, 78, of Henderson died Sunday in a local hospice. She was born Oct. 13, 1923, in St. Paul, Minn. A resident for 35 years, she was a homemaker.
9:13 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Eager Beavers show Rebels aren't for real
Leave it to the Beavers to show what Wisconsin couldn't -- that UNLV is closer to being a bad football team than an improving one.
9:09 a.m.
Amber Alert part of RTC proposal
The $2.7 billion tax initiative backed by regional transportation officials would pay for more than just new and improved roads throughout Southern Nevada.
9:09 a.m.
Judge rules advisory questions will stay on ballot
Barely out of the courtroom Monday, Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax phoned in the go-ahead to print general election ballots after District Judge Mark Denton tossed out a challenge to two advisory questions.
9:09 a.m.
Guardrail project on deadly stretch of U.S. 95 is complete
A $700,000 project to install guardrails along a 2.5-mile length of U.S. 95 between Craig and Ann roads is complete, state transportation officials said Monday.
9:08 a.m.
Program plans for Head Start in a reluctant neighborhood
Meeting The Economic Opportunity Board, a community development nonprofit agency, will hold a public meeting today from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. The meeting will be ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Fighting war from a distance
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Don't take risks with lands bill
Prior articles in the Sun have made it clear that environmentalists will seek to kill the bill over this water rights deviation in the House bill, a point reiterated in a Sept. 12 article, "Compromise ...
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Planning board shows disdain for the public
I was one of more than 100 people who attended the commission meeting because the proposed Blue Diamond Hill housing development was an agenda item. It had been scheduled since before Aug. 1. Many of ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: Free speech applies to campaigns
It's the state's responsibility to oversee elections and therefore the state has a right to impose standards, argued those who supported laws setting the boundaries for what could be said about candidates. This argument prevailed ...
8:58 a.m.
Editorial: Law should govern any transfer of park
If the city continues to pursue ownership of the park, there is only one way to ensure the permanence of its current character. Because City Council members come and go and spoken promises they make ...
8:58 a.m.
Bunkers to receive national honor
Bunker Mortuary is one of 126 funeral homes receiving the Eagle award during NFDA's 121 annual Convention & Expo in San Antonio Oct. 20-23.
8:57 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 17, 2002
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area offers hikes, walks and programs free of charge. To make required reservations or for more information on the following or upcoming programs, call 363-1922:
8:57 a.m.
Students given $1,500 scholarships
The announcement was made by Michael O. Maffie, Southwest Gas president and chief executive officer, and William M. Laub, Laub Foundation trustee and former Southwest Gas CEO.
8:56 a.m.
Time to pass the meatball at Greek Isles
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday.
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: They will miss piggy in long run
The North Las Vegas owner of R.C. Farms is facing $69,000 in fines because his pigs stink -- just as they have for the 40 years his family has raised them on the property that ...
8:27 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: More Pentagon nonsense
During the past several months I began to think that common sense had again become the rule of the day. Pictures of Special Operations troops riding horses in the backcountry and bearded troops in Afghan ...
8:27 a.m.
Time stands still: Family portraits a chilling reminder of Auschwitz
In the photograph the daughter is smiling. She is standing in front of her parents, leaning into them, holding their hands. Her father is dressed in a suit coat and tie. Her mother, Regina, is ...
8:26 a.m.

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