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Archive for September 18, 2002

List of winners at the 3rd annual Latin Grammy awards
Latin Children's Album: "Xuxa So Para Baixinhos Vol. 2," Xuxa.
11:30 a.m.
'CNN effect' would hurt Vegas casinos in war
A U.S. military strike against Iraq would surely rattle the Las Vegas economy, just as effects of the Gulf War damaged visitor volume in 1991, gaming experts say.
11:08 a.m.
Donations raise issue of conflict in AG race
Las Vegas attorney John Hunt said Tuesday that if he wins the attorney general's race, he will not be influenced by the $160,000 his campaign has received through connections with a mortgage company whose practices ...
11:07 a.m.
Experts: Legal Internet gaming doesn't look likely in near term
While high-tech gaming advocates say a U.S. Justice Department advisory opinion against Internet gambling represents a significant setback for the industry, they're not ready to give up efforts to someday make cybercasinos legal in the ...
11:06 a.m.
America West asks for some National slots in Washington
America West Airlines has asked U.S. regulators to let the carrier take over two National Airlines slots at Reagan Washington National Airport, enabling America West to add flights to Las Vegas.
11:05 a.m.
UNLV project may face funds delay
CARSON CITY -- Despite pleas from UNLV officials, the state Public Works Board has recommended a two-year delay of funding for the university's $60 million science and engineering building.
11:03 a.m.
Boy, 1, killed by car in restaurant parking lot
The accident happened about 2 p.m. at the restaurant at 65 S. Valle Verde Drive, Sgt. David McKenna said.
11:02 a.m.
Flexibility will be sought for DUI, domestic violence
CARSON CITY -- Bills that would lighten the sentences of people convicted of domestic violence or drunken driving are being prepared for introduction into the 2003 Legislature.
11:01 a.m.
Gaming analysts bullish on Vegas
Wall Street analysts remain bullish on Las Vegas in spite of terrorist attacks that devastated tourism in the short run and a longer-term recession that has threatened many sectors of the economy.
10:59 a.m.
IGT hopes to cash in on potential foreign markets
Southeast Asia has a population of 3 billion, mostly under age 30. It's also home to Macau, a small island off the Chinese coast that's making headlines as a potential boomtown for luxury casino resorts ...
10:58 a.m.
Power struggle could stall animal shelter
A proposal to build a regional animal shelter that proponents say will increase adoption rates and help reunite pets with owners might be stumped by arguments over which organization should operate the facility.
10:58 a.m.
CCSN cuts ties with black religious group
A Community College of Southern Nevada task force has decided to sever its relationship with a black religious organization after questions arose about a $15,000 loan the group received from CCSN, sources said Tuesday.
10:57 a.m.
Casino company bankrolls education
Station Casinos executives handed out $250,000 in checks to 53 high-need elementary schools in Clark County on Tuesday, marking the second year in a row the gaming company has donated a quarter of a million ...
10:56 a.m.
Slots at racetracks hurting riverboats, report says
According to a state police report released Tuesday, the Lake Charles casino market took in $40.3 million last month, 15.5 percent more than $34.9 million won from gamblers in August 2001.
10:55 a.m.
Vegas firm refinancing debt
The redemption, and a canceled interest rate swap, are expected to reduce Station's annual interest costs by about $2 million or 2 cents per share.
10:55 a.m.
Analysts unveil top casino stock picks
John Mulkey, Bear Stearns & Co. (bonds): Station Casinos Inc.
10:55 a.m.
Court overturns killer's death sentence
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court has overturned a Las Vegas murderer's death sentence, ruling the man who stabbed a prostitute 45 times in 1986 did not get a fair trial.
10:55 a.m.
Various charges to be filed in Thompson death
An indictment was expected to be unsealed this morning against the 21-year-old Las Vegas man accused of causing the crash that killed Las Vegas Sun Vice President and Associate Editor Sandy Thompson.
10:52 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Bizarro sports in Las Vegas
Let's see if I have this straight: On the parcel of downtown land where we were going to build a stadium/arena for major league sports, we're going to have something called chuckwagon races. And in ...
10:48 a.m.
Circle the Wagons
STAMPEDE AT A GLANCE
9:57 a.m.
North Carolina House kills lottery legislation
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The state House on Tuesday rejected legislation that would have let North Carolina voters have their say on whether they want a state-run lottery.
9:52 a.m.
Tribe gets OK for casino near Sacramento
SACRAMENTO -- The U.S. Department of Interior accepted a Northern California Indian tribe's site for a $215 million Nevada-style casino near Sacramento Tuesday, despite a pending legal appeal by two neighboring communities.
9:49 a.m.
MAC schools out to prove they're not patsies
NEXT UP
9:46 a.m.
More than 300 stage disaster drill
More than 300 "victims" who volunteered are expected to participate in one of Southern Nevada's largest disaster drills on Thursday at Cashman Convention Center.
9:46 a.m.
DMV office loses its cool, shuts down
By 3 p.m. on Tuesday the Henderson Department of Motor Vehicle building on American Pacific Drive was empty.
9:45 a.m.
Mileage tax deduction reduced
The tax agency lowered the standard mileage deduction to 36 cents per mile from 36.5 cents per mile this year for cars operated as part of a business. Costs for cars used for medical reasons ...
9:45 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 18, 2002
One of the four teenagers injured in an accident last month that killed a Centennial High School student remains hospitalized.
9:45 a.m.
Consumer prices increase
The advance in the Consumer Price Index, the government's most closely watched inflation gauge, followed a tiny, 0.1 percent rise in July, the Labor Department reported today.
9:42 a.m.
Andretti leaving CART to join IRL
Michael Andretti ended weeks of speculation when he announced Tuesday he would leave CART and join the rival Indy Racing League with Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan as his teammates for the 2003 season.
9:42 a.m.
New deadline for baggage screening gains momentum
The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday is expected to approve the legislation and attach it to a broader aviation security bill. Panel member Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., is a leading proponent of delaying the deadline.
9:37 a.m.
Jones says he 'flipped,' but hadn't meant to kill landlady
In between his sobs and sniffles, Brett Jones insisted Tuesday he wasn't angry when his 67-year-old landlady ordered him out of her house last fall.
9:37 a.m.
Woman, teens tell similar stories of sexual assaults
Similar stories of sexual assaults told by six women and teenagers to grand jurors led to the indictment of a 22-year-old man, transcripts released Tuesday reveal.
9:37 a.m.
'Springfield Sam' faces high bail
Chief Deputy District Attorney Frank Coumou said he had asked Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman to hold Sam Manarite without bail, given his colorful background, but she agreed to bail.
9:37 a.m.
Death penalty eyed in child's killing
A committee of prosecutors will be asked to decide within the next three weeks if a 22-year-old suspected gang member should face the death penalty in the death of a 9-year-old North Las Vegas girl.
9:36 a.m.
City wants shopping carts corraled
North Las Vegas may join Clark County and Las Vegas in the fight against abandoned shopping carts.
9:25 a.m.
Drug czar plans Nevada visit to fight pot question
As Nevadans consider whether or not to support legalizing small amounts of marijuana through Question 9, the nation's drug czar is planning a two-day visit to the state as part of an aggressive campaign to ...
9:24 a.m.
Shots fired as man holds off police
Metro officers responded to a domestic dispute about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2500 block of Pacific Avenue, Metro Officer Tirso Dominguez said.
9:24 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 18, 2002
United Studios of Self Defense, 8170 S. Eastern Ave., will offer a free anti-abduction child safety seminar from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday.
9:16 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 18, 2002
Dorothy L. Aguirre, 78, of Boulder City died Thursday in Las Vegas. She was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Orange Field, Texas. A resident for 19 years, she was a homemaker.
9:15 a.m.
Hotel students get trash talk
On Tuesday morning, about 30 University of Nevada, Las Vegas students, some of whom will one day become managers at the hotels within view of the campus, took a half-hour from their busy schedule to ...
9:14 a.m.
Penalties upheld for UK, 'Bama
Alabama and Kentucky, a combined 5-1 this season, continued their losing streaks against the NCAA.
9:08 a.m.
Rebel women post shutout
With 23:20 on the clock, senior co-captain Cosette (Joffs) Packer scored her second game-winning goal of the season on a header at the center of the box off a deflection from senior Kelly Janke to ...
8:51 a.m.
Editorial: Beltway needs more than just Band-Aids
But even the warning signals are just a baby step and don't address the underlying problem: the beltway's design, which is a frontage road pretending to be a freeway. Reckless drivers, traffic lights and ever-changing ...
8:50 a.m.
Prep Schedule
WEDNESDAY
8:50 a.m.
Letter: Office seekers need recourse
Unfortunately, that is what the public believes. The voters will accept any lie if it is not challenged by a lawsuit.
8:49 a.m.
Letter: Bad drivers must be stopped from killing more
Seldom does a week pass that there is not al least one front page photo of an accident fatal to one or more persons. I do not have the answer or solution to this, but ...
8:49 a.m.
Editorial: Work with police to end killing
Gang-related violence has been going on for generations, so long that many people may be resigned to them. We urge people to resist the notion that gang killings are a way of life that is ...
8:48 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: U.S., Europeans prep for Ryder Cup
The 34th Ryder Cup matches will be played Sept. 27-29 at the DeVere Belfry in Sutton Coldfield, England. The matches had originally been scheduled for Sept. 28-30, 2001, but because of the heinous events of ...
8:47 a.m.
Columnist Victoria Sun: Exemptions offered to four for Invensys
The Las Vegas Founders has given Las Vegan John Riegger, Henderson resident Jeff Gallagher, former Florida star Bubba Dickerson and ex-Georgia Tech standout Bryce Molder sponsor exemptions to play in the PGA Invensys Classic here ...
8:47 a.m.
Get thee to this fall's Utah Shakespearean Festival
In addition to the bard, there are a host of new activities for audiences ready to enjoy the extended autumn theater season.
8:22 a.m.
Savvy wine buys: '00 Louis Jadot Beaujolais
Much better are real Beaujolais, which come from the same region in eastern France, and which also are vinified from the Gamay grape variety. The difference is, though, that these wines go through the entire ...
8:20 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Education Hero Awards salute public schools
A gala affair, the Education Hero Award dinner at Four Seasons celebrated what's best about our schools and paid tribute to Sen. Harry Reid, whose life was transformed by the power of education. Reid, a ...
8:19 a.m.
Finalists performing tonight at MGM
TV's must-see summer event, "American Idol," opens a nationwide two-month tour tonight in Las Vegas.
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Pick spots for sales shopping
It depends on what you're buying. I've already bought some terrific high-end gift items for moderate prices. Just remember to save all sales slips. With so many sales and so many fluctuating prices only a ...
8:19 a.m.
Greek Preview: Annual Greek Food Festival a delicious celebration
Their first major fund-raiser was a block party to celebrate the opening of the movie, "Zorba the Greek." The street in front of the downtown theater where the film was playing was shut off from ...
8:18 a.m.
Nevada candidates in November general election
"None of these candidates" also is on the ballot in all statewide elective races:
7:31 a.m.

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