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Archive for September 19, 2002

List of winners at the 3rd annual Latin Grammy awards
Latin Children's Album: "Xuxa So Para Baixinhos Vol. 2," Xuxa.
12:01 p.m.
News briefs for Sept. 19, 2002
North Las Vegas Police detectives are investigating the death of a 40-year-old man found next to a car at Comstock Drive and Hassell Avenue about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
11:18 a.m.
Cat takes a giant leap after stay atop pole
A cat named Doggie was dubbed "Rocky the Flying Squirrel" by neighbors after jumping from the top of a 40-foot electric pole to the ground Tuesday during a rescue attempt by Nevada Power Co. workers.
11:18 a.m.
Guinn's task force completing details on future tax strategy
If you enjoy drinking a beer or going to an adult cabaret, or if you own property, you could pay higher taxes under a plan being developed by Gov. Kenny Guinn's tax task force.
11:13 a.m.
Six airlines want National slots
Phoenix-based America West Airlines announced Tuesday that it had petitioned the Department of Transportation for the slots. A DOT spokesman said US Airways, Delta, Frontier, American and United airlines also have asked to take over ...
11:13 a.m.
Rehab firm under SEC scrutiny
The investigation comes amid disclosures that HealthSouth's earnings would be sharply lower than expected and that its founder and chairman, Richard Scrushy, sold half his stake in the company weeks before the profit warning.
11:13 a.m.
Some Comdex shows canceled
The organizers of Comdex Chicago, at one time one of the largest technology trade shows in the nation, announced Wednesday the show's cancellation because of declining interest.
11:13 a.m.
25 cent lottery tickets offered
Change Play, with bets from 25 to 99 cents, will pay winners according to how much they bet and the size of that day's pool, The Detroit News reported Thursday.
11:13 a.m.
Ballot question rejected
Councilor Eber Weinstein proposed a ballot question that asked whether voters would support a casino if it resulted in reduced property taxes.
11:13 a.m.
Longtime regulator leaving
Because of the sensitivity of his position, Thar said he would not be interviewing for another job until a leadership transition at the agency "is such that I would be in more of a consulting, ...
11:13 a.m.
Casino take up from 2001
The August total was 6.4 percent higher than $60.7 million than the same period last year.
11:13 a.m.
Hunt campaign donors questioned
The Nevada secretary of state's office is asking donors associated with Vestin Mortgage who gave nearly $160,000 to attorney general candidate John Hunt's campaign to respond to allegations the money was given illegally.
11:13 a.m.
Executives explain growth strategies at G2E conference
A parade of executives from major Las Vegas casino companies impressed visitors at an industry conference and trade show Wednesday with bullish financial outlooks for the remainder of the year and early next year.
11:12 a.m.
Governor announces budget cuts
CARSON CITY -- The state will lay off workers, cut programs in mental health and other services and reduce state aid to Clark and Washoe counties in order to save $38 million this fiscal year, ...
11:12 a.m.
Mulroy says takeover would cut power rates
Southern Nevada Water Authority general manager Pat Mulroy told local developers, architects and land use planners that her agency's bid to acquire Nevada Power Co. amounts to a refinancing plan that will save ratepayers lots ...
11:07 a.m.
Pot initiative leader challenges drug czar
Billy Rogers, spokesman for Nevadans for Responsible Law Enforcement, said Wednesday he was dismayed to learn Walters' trip to Las Vegas would be paid for with taxpayer dollars. Rogers offered to front Walters the cost ...
11:07 a.m.
Southern Nevada called worst place for pregnant women
Southern Nevada has become the worst place in the country for a woman to deliver a baby, the president of a national group of medical doctors said Wednesday in a letter presented to Gov. Kenny ...
11:05 a.m.
College's problem blamed on lack of funds
An absence of legislative funding and a lack of administrative oversight are to blame for Nevada State College at Henderson's failure to file accreditation papers, officials said.
11:05 a.m.
Furniture Mart startup seen for coming winter
Everyone, it seems, is satisfied that the long-awaited, highly touted $1 billion World Market Center is ready.
11:05 a.m.
Gaming group honors UNLV's Bybee
Long before problem gambling became a household word in the close-knit casino industry, one man made a commitment to explore the issue and help push a somewhat reluctant group of casino chiefs into action.
11:05 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: 'White Tiger' grateful to Grambling
He wasn't Grambling's first "White Tiger," though it's a good bet that Eric Parks has a better haircut than Bruce Jenner did in a TV movie about Jim Gregory, the first white football player at ...
10:14 a.m.
Brimmer ready to move on to Toledo
10:03 a.m.
UNLV to host Nike championship clinic
The clinic, which is being held in conjunction with Rebel practices, will be run by coach Charlie Spoonhour. The clinic will also include NBA analyst Hubie Brown as a featured speaker.
10:03 a.m.
High pay-per-view ratings for LV fight
HBO said Thursday that last weekend's fight between 154-pounders generated 900,000 buys and revenue of $45.6 million, making it the second biggest non-heavyweight pay-per-view event ever behind De La Hoya's 1999 fight with Felix Trinidad.
10:02 a.m.
State of change: Growth defines California in new century
The state enters the 21st Century almost 35 million strong, and adding the equivalent of another Los Angeles every five years.
9:59 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Jim Yates gets a gorilla off his back
Jim Yates accomplished a lot more than taking over the NHRA Pro Stock points lead with his win Monday at the rain-delayed Lucas Oil Nationals in Reading, Pa.
9:59 a.m.
Businesses near airport ask for more parking room
Owners of businesses oriented toward the gay and lesbian community charged Wednesday that Clark County Aviation Department officials have deliberately cut off access to parking in a congested area north of McCarran International Airport.
9:56 a.m.
$2 million bail set in fatal crash
A $2 million bail was set Wednesday for a 21-year-old Las Vegas man indicted in the crash that killed Las Vegas Sun Vice President and Associate Editor Sandy Thompson.
9:55 a.m.
Pamplin pleads guilty in stabbing death of his wife
As tears streamed down his face, a 31-year-old Las Vegas man apologized Wednesday for slashing his wife to death in front of at least one of their three small children.
9:53 a.m.
North Las Vegas Council briefs for Sept. 19, 2002
North Las Vegas will receive almost $3.2 million from Pardee Construction Co. within the next five days, ending a legal battle that went to the state's highest court over whether the company owed the city ...
9:53 a.m.
Rule calls for casinos to report suspicious transactions
WASHINGTON -- Casinos will have to file reports on suspicious financial transactions to the federal government as part of the Bush administration's effort to catch drug dealers, terrorists and others involved in money laundering.
9:52 a.m.
Jury deliberates in murder trial
The jury in the murder trial of a Colorado man returned to court this morning to resume deliberations after closing arguments on Wednesday.
9:52 a.m.
Dele investigation continues amid grim report
PAPEETE, Tahiti -- FBI agents have joined Tahiti police in investigating the disappearance of Bison Dele, the former NBA and Bishop Gorman player who vanished with two others during a sailboat cruise.
9:50 a.m.
Ordinance proposed to protect sensitive areas
The law, proposed by Commission Chairman Dario Herrera, would put development standards in buffer zones around prized natural places around the county, including the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the Valley of Fire State ...
9:49 a.m.
Showcasing a 'new' skill
As an up-and-coming fighter a few years ago, Derrick Jefferson hammered his way through an assortment of opponents and was preoccupied with knocking each and every one of them out.
9:49 a.m.
Assets to be auctioned off
HOUSTON -- Bidders will compete for everything short of Kenneth Lay's desk when Enron Corp. auctions at least 10,000 items next week -- from computers and artwork to Enron stress balls and a 5-foot-tall stainless ...
9:48 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Sanchez sues NSAC over license denial
Having suffered not one but two brutal knockouts in the previous two years, Augie Sanchez was denied a boxing license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier this year. Now he's suing the NSAC, using ...
9:47 a.m.
Citi settles lending probe
WASHINGTON -- Citigroup Inc. agreed to repay customers $215 million to settle federal charges that a company it acquired manipulated people into buying overpriced mortgages and credit insurance.
9:45 a.m.
Townsend backs off investment plan
CARSON CITY -- After being hit with sharp criticism, Sen. Randolph Townsend, R-Reno, is retreating from his plan to try to persuade the state Public Employees Retirement System to invest $200 million in emerging businesses ...
9:45 a.m.
Lions beginning to roar
Kyle Homeyer vividly remembers the helplessness that washed over him every time he and his Sierra Vista football team walked onto the field last season.
9:44 a.m.
Signs of dissension grow
The newest chapter of the seemingly neverending story of Clark County's evolving billboard regulations opened Wednesday.
9:44 a.m.
Jurors return to decide killer's fate
A Clark County jury that must decide if a Las Vegas man convicted of killing his girlfriend should one day have a chance at parole resumed deliberations this morning.
9:44 a.m.
Desert Pines gets nod against C-M
Teams ranked jointly by the Sun and the SparksTribune
9:42 a.m.
Nellis captain wins Bronze Star for his actions in Afghanistan
An Air Force special tactics operator now assigned to Nellis Air Force Base is the fifth person at the base in recent weeks to be awarded the Bronze Star for action in Operation Enduring Freedom.
9:40 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Sorting out the lies
The almost immediate response by the White House was negative. USA Today wrote, "This is not a matter of inspections. It is about disarmament of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and the Iraqi regime's compliance ...
9:39 a.m.
Catching up with ... VANESHA BAILEY
Where she is now: Arizona
9:36 a.m.
Editorial: Domestic violence law needs tweaking
Under existing law, a domestic violence charge can't be negotiated down to a lesser offense -- even if there may not be enough evidence to gain a conviction. The review commission believes it would be ...
9:29 a.m.
Court reinstates parental rights of jailed father
CARSON CITY -- The parental rights of a father should not automatically be terminated because he goes to prison, the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled.
9:28 a.m.
MASH Village site faces uncertain future
The Las Vegas Valley will remain without a homeless shelter for intact families for the near future, according to a plan announced Wednesday by city officials at the Las Vegas City Council meeting.
9:27 a.m.
Hotel employees give $1.9 million
The MGM-MIRAGE employee-funded Voice Foundation provides employees at the hotels the opportunity to make direct contributions or to divert a portion of their paycheck to one of four funds.
9:26 a.m.
Letter: New college chief is tops
We were fortunate to have him in Utah, where he turned a small community college into a comprehensive state college. He left a legacy of accomplishments and was universally loved and respected by students, staff, ...
9:26 a.m.
Letter: Camera-happy society feared
If she believes that, then she should also be in favor of the following:
9:25 a.m.
Letter: Mental health services are shortchanged
The public never sees how many of these misdemeanor miscreants are mentally ill (a reasonable guess is one out of five).
9:25 a.m.
State unemployment rate drops
CARSON CITY -- Nevada's unemployment fell to its lowest level of the year in August, but at the same time the number of those on welfare reached its peak during the month.
9:24 a.m.
Council starts ball rolling on Fremont revitalization plan
The Las Vegas City Council is attempting to clear its first major hurdle to creating an entertainment district in a rundown neighborhood east of the Fremont Street Experience by introducing a bill that will waive ...
9:24 a.m.
Editorial: Training, funding, are vital
Preparedness, especially since Oklahoma City and Sept. 11, requires such training and plenty of it. Acquiring the equipment to instantly communicate with all area support services, and then acquiring the skill to expertly use the ...
9:23 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 19, 2002
Culture Shock Las Vegas, a nonprofit hip hop dance company and youth outreach program, will hold its Back to School Jam from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brinley Community School, 6150 Smoke Ranch ...
9:21 a.m.
Paintball games banned in forests
Paintball is banned in the areas of Kyle Canyon, Lee Canyon, Cold Creek, Lovell Canyon, Mount Potosi, Trout Canyon, and Carpenter Canyon.
9:20 a.m.
Prep Standings -- Boys Soccer
9:17 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:14 a.m.
Prep Standings -- Girls Tennis
9:14 a.m.
Prep Standings -- Girls Golf
9:13 a.m.
Prep Standings -- Boys Tennis
9:12 a.m.
Prep Standings -- Football
Northeast Division
9:11 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 19, 2002
C. Phillip Allen, 79, of North Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Riverside, Calif. A resident for 45 years, he was a retired sound technician, a ...
8:30 a.m.
Displaying resolve: Despite skepticism, Guggenheim Las Vegas remains on course
Las Vegas as a cultural icon is just too easy to lampoon.
8:20 a.m.
Review: Televised MGM Grand show stuck in 'Idol'
Before I dive into this review of "American Idol in Vegas," I have a confession. And it's a whopper, considering I cover pop culture for the Las Vegas Sun.
8:12 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Primary thoughts on voting
In spite of the inducement of early voting, I failed to cast my vote in the primary election.
8:11 a.m.
Latin music becoming more mainstream, artists say
"I'm in love with Latin people," Hewitt gushed as she strutted down the carpet before entering the Kodak Theatre.
2:54 a.m.

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