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Archive for September 26, 2002

Reform bill could affect Nevada law
WASHINGTON -- A plan pending in Congress to limit medical malpractice awards nationwide could imperil pieces of the fragile compromise state lawmakers, doctors and lawyers in Nevada forged this summer, Rep. Shelley Berkley, D-Nev., said.
11:11 a.m.
Water board renews offer for utility
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is awaiting response from Sierra Pacific Resources to a letter that the authority hopes will shed more light on its bid to purchase Nevada Power Co. for $3.2 billion.
11:11 a.m.
U.S. 95 project may pass on car pooling
While the $370 million widening project along U.S. 95 continues, a controversy over one aspect of the effort is quietly simmering. Some fear that plans to add car pool lanes will undercut the project's objective, ...
11:11 a.m.
Chairman's ouster pushed
The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking at Scrushy's July sale of 2.5 million HealthSouth shares. That makes him a liability for the biggest U.S. operator of rehabilitation hospitals, said investors holding the company's stock ...
11:10 a.m.
Clark County posts best month in a year for taxable sales
CARSON CITY -- Clark County merchants, spurred by the purchase of new cars, posted their best month in nearly a year in taxable sales in July.
11:10 a.m.
Wells names top Nevada managers
Kirk Clausen, currently working in Reno, becomes regional president and will move to Las Vegas.
11:10 a.m.
Improving Nevada hosts No. 25 Colorado State
Off to their best start since 1995, the Wolf Pack (2 (1)- played three tough quarters in a 31-7 loss to Washington State before notching the program's first back-to-back wins in three years, beating Brigham ...
11:07 a.m.
Storm dampens companies' profits
The closure of all Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos due to Isidore may have a negative, though short-term, effect on some of the industry's largest casino companies, some Wall Street analysts say.
11:05 a.m.
Analyst lowers estimate for online gaming industry
A prominent Internet gambling analyst has scaled back revenue estimates for the multi-billion dollar Web casino industry by as much as 10 percent on concerns that credit card companies are blocking online bets.
11:05 a.m.
Woman sued over jackpot payments
Alicia Clark-Bradley, a Nevada casino jackpot winner, may have collected more funds than she should have received from a $1.1 million jackpot she won in 1998, a lawsuit by a lender alleges.
11:02 a.m.
Bingo scandal extends to more states
GameTech International Inc. of Reno said Wednesday it voluntarily shut down its fixed-base electronic bingo units in Texas and Mississippi and is working closely with gaming officials in both states to ensure the integrity of ...
11:02 a.m.
Colony to bid for Aladdin
Colony Capital LLC, a Los Angeles-based equity firm that has long been eyeing the Aladdin hotel-casino, is expected to make a bid for the Las Vegas Strip property in the next few weeks, sources familiar ...
11:02 a.m.
Candidates for AG stumble over pot questions
The state's marijuana initiative tripped up both candidates for attorney general during a debate Wednesday at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.
10:54 a.m.
Guinn to weigh health issues during recovery
Gov. Kenny Guinn, released from the hospital Wednesday after prostate surgery, said today he intends to start working "on the strategy of Medicaid and health care," which are facing budget overruns.
10:53 a.m.
County's sensitivity training program supported
Whether Clark County's ratio of white male employees to minorities is due to discrimination or the makeup of Southern Nevada's work force, supporters of both theories support the county's new training program.
10:52 a.m.
Makers of homeless video charged in California
Criminal charges were brought in California this week against four Las Vegas men involved in the making of a reality video with the homeless -- after three Nevada agencies closed investigations on the same video ...
10:51 a.m.
A major mess: State's biggest cleanup could take 10 years
Eventually the view could be of 7,000 homes overlooking the Las Vegas Wash, but for now, when engineer Ranajit Sahu surveys the hundreds of acres of old wastewater evaporation ponds, he sees years of soil ...
10:50 a.m.
Casinos shut down as Isidore hits Gulf Coast
GULFPORT, Miss. -- The house knew a bad bet when it saw one, and with Isidore holding the high cards, the casinos had to fold.
9:45 a.m.
Regulators halt work on AC casino resort
ATLANTIC CITY -- New Jersey casino regulators ordered a halt to a subcontractor's demolition work on a Resorts Atlantic City expansion Wednesday while "significant allegations" of mob ties are investigated.
9:41 a.m.
Illegal slot machines seized
Macon police Sgt. Duncan Matthews said five machines were sold before police seized the 56 machines Tuesday night.
9:41 a.m.
Slots key in governor's race
Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend said she will do everything within her power to keep slot machines out, while Republican Robert Ehrlich has made slot machines a centerpiece of his budget policy, arguing that it could ...
9:41 a.m.
U.S. bank buying fraud-tainted unit of Allied Irish Banks
The deal announced today came seven months after AIB chiefs discovered an alleged $691 million fraud at Allfirst by its senior foreign-exchange dealer there, John Rusnak. Rusnak was charged in June with seven counts of ...
9:40 a.m.
Bush orders fraud crackdown
WASHINGTON -- In a fresh show of resolve against corporate abuses, President Bush told federal prosecutors today to crack down on dishonest business executives "for the sake of our free market."
9:39 a.m.
Ex-UNLV star Riley honored by Founders
During a cocktail party thrown by the Las Vegas Founders to honor PGA Tour professional Chris Riley at the TPC at Summerlin Wednesday night, older brother Kevin Riley was eager to discuss his sibling.
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Shocker: Wranglers may succeed
As you may have read or heard or completely ignored by now, minor league hockey will be returning to Las Vegas in 2003.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: '99 Rookie of Year still seeking first win
Walk into the pits at any NHRA national event and Funny Car driver Scotty Cannon immediately stands out from the rest of the competitors with his Mohawk haircut and funky Oakley sunglasses.
9:30 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 26, 2002
A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper who suffered back injuries Wednesday after his motorcycle collided with a car is resting at home today.
9:23 a.m.
Goodwill helps kids go to school
Participating PTAs will receive 50 percent off coupons valid for clothing and school supplies to distribute. The campaign kicked off last week with a luncheon.
9:22 a.m.
UMC to get Medicaid funding
The hospital lost $9 million in fiscal year 2002, which ended on July 1, attributed to the growing number of uninsured patients. Hospital officials also blame the loss on insufficient reimbursement from the Medicaid program.
9:22 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 26, 2002
The Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Fiesta Henderson and Marketing Results Plus will present "Taste of Henderson," an event that promotes local businesses, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fiesta hotel.
9:22 a.m.
Cliff dwells on opportunity
Cliff Couser has so many stories, so many anecdotes, that sometimes the difficulty in talking with him or about him is figuring out where to start.
9:21 a.m.
Fines increase for late reports
CARSON CITY -- Fines start increasing to $100 daily today for the seven political candidates in Clark County, including Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Wendell Williams, who have failed to submit their campaign contribution and expense ...
9:21 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Oscar's win among top all-time moneymakers
The numbers are in and the Sept. 14 fight at Mandalay Bay between Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas drew a live gate of $8,871,300, making it No. 7 on the list of greatest ...
9:21 a.m.
Discussion about pot initiative becomes heated
A televised discussion between the man backing the marijuana initiative and a representative of the district attorney's office Wednesday ended just shy of a screaming match.
9:21 a.m.
Carson City soldier assumes Las Vegas Battalion command
Lt. Col. Michael Carlson of Carson City recently took charge of the Nevada National Guard's 1st Battalion, 99th Troop Command in Las Vegas.
9:21 a.m.
Wednesday's prep results
9:19 a.m.
Battle of the unbeatens
For Cheyenne's triple-threat backfield of Travonte Darby, Ramone Cooper and David Peeples, Friday night's home game against Desert Pines presents a chance to right a simmering wrong.
9:16 a.m.
Panthers to keep GV out of win column
Sun Statewide Football Top 10
9:15 a.m.
Letter: Get facts straight on Question 9
Opponents of Question 9 would rather engage in personal attacks than talk about the issues.
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Bush's domestic policies are one big disaster
They watch Republican candidates leave skid marks as they try to distance themselves from the GOP platform plan to link Social Security to the stock markets, which have dropped some 40 percent since George W. ...
9:12 a.m.
Editorial: President looks bad in his partisanship
For that matter, in an election year most Democrats have been reluctant to criticize the war on terrorism and Bush's policy on Iraq because they fear Republicans will label them as being soft on defense ...
9:11 a.m.
Editorial: Focusing on the wrong offenses
In expunging a record, the court must trust that the person involved will learn from his close call. And the person must trust that his career can indeed go forward undamaged. This is why we ...
9:11 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Israel may return fire
Some nights, when sitting in a sealed room with Israeli children who had lost their homes to Scuds that had landed earlier, I questioned the wisdom of the agreement. The missiles only came in after ...
9:11 a.m.
The Sun regrets the error.
9:07 a.m.
Catcing Up With ... JAMAR GLASPER
Where he is now: Utah State
9:00 a.m.
Prep Standings -- Boys Tennis
8:59 a.m.
Prep Standings -- Girls Tennis
8:58 a.m.
Prep Standings -- Football
8:53 a.m.
Henderson Pavilion launches with gala events
Grand opening ceremonies will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Two hours later, Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Ballet Theatre and Opera Las Vegas launch the new performing arts facility with a gala celebration blending music, ...
8:34 a.m.
To the Pointe: Size, scope of project impresses arts community
The amphitheater is expected to provide a much-needed venue for performing artists.
8:31 a.m.
Columnist Ruthe Deskin: Propensity to sue is nothing new
Is it lawyers who advertise for clients with ads that read: "If you took (name of medication) in the past 10 years you may be entitled to join a class action suit, etc. etc."
8:25 a.m.
CCSN President Remington treated for prostate cancer
Community College of Southern Nevada President Ron Remington said Wednesday that he is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer -- the same disease Gov. Kenny Guinn had surgery for this week.
8:25 a.m.
Jurisdiction debated in effort to halt hog odor
Residents seeking relief from odoriferous swine at a North Las Vegas hog farm may have to wait until at least January for a ruling from a county air pollution agency.
8:25 a.m.
Guinn returns to Nevada
Gov. Kenny Guinn, hospitalized for prostate surgery Monday, is back in Las Vegas and ready to resume work.
8:24 a.m.
Latin chamber to endorse candidates starting next year
The Latin Chamber of Commerce, one of the nation's fastest-growing Hispanic business organizations, voted in a board meeting Wednesday to move into politics.
8:23 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 26, 2002
Frances Baum, 66, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Palmyra, Maine. A resident for 29 years, she was a retired paralegal and a member of Daughters ...
8:22 a.m.

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