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Archive for August 27, 2003

Nevada seniors' SAT scores lower than U.S. average
The SAT scores of Nevada high school seniors have slipped compared with the national average over the past five years, according to a report released Tuesday.
11:26 a.m.
Henderson priest appears in court
The fate of a Henderson priest who pleaded guilty to abusing five teen boys remained unknown this morning as he appeared in court for the first time since he was sentenced to probation.
11:19 a.m.
Whole Foods opens new store
Whole Foods opens new store
11:19 a.m.
Woman's case irks Schneider
When state Sen. Mike Schneider heard about the fight over a homeowners association foreclosure in Henderson, he was incredulous.
11:17 a.m.
Sav-On attacker laid in wait for a victim
A benefit memorial fund for Anziano's children has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank, account 8566708247.
11:16 a.m.
Time share deal opposed
Creditors for Las Vegas time-share group Mego Financial Corp. are asking a bankruptcy court to set aside a ruling that allows the company access to about $8 million in debtor-in-possession financing, documents show.
11:14 a.m.
Leaders oppose Guinn recall
A broad spectrum of Nevada business and community leaders, Republicans and Democrats alike, said Tuesday they would vigorously oppose any effort to recall Gov. Kenny Guinn.
11:11 a.m.
Gaming briefs for August 27, 2003
Acres Gaming Inc. reported a 136 percent increase in profit to $7.1 million for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30.
11:11 a.m.
Henderson woman fighting for her home
A Henderson woman's battle with her homeowners association has left her family of five on the brink of being evicted from the house she has called home for almost 10 years.
11:11 a.m.
Analyst downgrades stock
Competitor Ameristar Casinos Inc. is "using capital as a weapon to maximize revenue market share" in St. Louis, Kansas City and Council Bluffs, Iowa, which "could likely lead to declining returns for all market participants," ...
11:08 a.m.
Sale to benefit proposed museum
Katherine Duncan, head of the proposed Moulin Rouge Museum and Cultural Center, likens the plight of the historic hotel, which burned four months ago, to that of a shipwrecked man who finds hope at a ...
11:00 a.m.
County counsel, manager work to find resolution
Clark County Manager Thom Reilly and the county attorney are working on ways to resolve questions surrounding County Recorder Fran Deane, but they are not going as far as the county employees union wants. The ...
10:58 a.m.
Pressure mounts on county recorder
Embattled Clark County Recorder Fran Deane admits she has made mistakes, but vows to keep fighting a $4.9 million contract with a Virginia-based company to automate her office's records.
10:57 a.m.
Apartments to open downtown
Pearlie Stevens has been in Las Vegas for almost a year, living in what she called a slum a few blocks east of the Stratosphere.
10:56 a.m.
Principal rides bus to reassure students who witnessed crash
Anne Grisham, principal of Clark County's newest magnet elementary school, knew some of her students may have been nervous Tuesday while making their way home along the same route they had been on when their ...
10:55 a.m.
'Bumfights 2' goes on sale on Internet
The Las Vegas-based company that produced the controversial but profitable video "Bumfights" announced the release of a second video this week.
10:55 a.m.
Former Vegas Home Depot worker wins bias lawsuit
Under terms of the agreement, Atlanta-based Home Depot agreed to pay $70,000 in back pay and interest for its failure to promote a black employee to an assistant manager position despite his qualifications. The company ...
10:48 a.m.
Correction
Correction
9:48 a.m.
Clarification
Clarification
9:47 a.m.
Tenet sells hospital
Tenet sells hospital
9:43 a.m.
Nevada blackout danger less severe than in Eastern states
RENO -- Nevada is less vulnerable than the East Coast to a huge power failure, but would not escape a widespread outage in the West, the head of the state's Public Utilities Commission said Tuesday.
9:43 a.m.
More rain could hit by weekend
Reports of damage to city roads or public facilities should go to 229-6227. For reports of structural damage to private homes, call 229-6257 for a building inspection.
9:43 a.m.
Supreme Court denies rehearing in Mosley case
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has denied a petition for a rehearing in the case in which Terry Mosley has battled District Judge Donald Mosley for custody of their 11-year-old son.
9:36 a.m.
Christoff says amended reports show flier costs
Moncrief defeated McDonald in the runoff. Christoff supported her then, but subsequently said that he sent fliers that appeared to be from McDonald's campaign that slammed unions, and that Moncrief orchestrated the effort. Moncrief has ...
9:34 a.m.
Child safety program features DNA tests
The program, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shack Findlay Honda, 933 Auto Show Drive, was designed to DNA fingerprint every child in the area during a national tour.
9:33 a.m.
City seeks master plan before land auctioned
The city plans to ask residents how 1,600 acres near the gateway to Mount Charleston ought to be developed, starting with a public meeting tonight.
9:33 a.m.
Community briefs for August 27, 2003
KKLZ 96.3-FM will broadcast live from 5 a.m. to midnight Thursday at WOW Superstore, 4580 W. Sahara Ave., to raise money to benefit the Foundation for Positively Kids.
9:33 a.m.
Vote delayed on solar plant
Plans for a solar-power plant in Boulder City have hit a snag, but city and company officials say they expect the project will still go forward.
9:27 a.m.
Sprint plans to expand local service
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sprint Corp. announced plans today to expand its local phone service to most of the country, less than a week after the Federal Communications Commission issued rules essentially preserving that kind ...
9:26 a.m.
$1 million trimmed from Boulder Creek's budget
The Boulder City Council on Tuesday cut $1 million from the budget of the financially troubled Boulder Creek Golf Club and told city staff to plan for a November 2004 ballot question that would ask ...
9:26 a.m.
Energy panel hears from opposing sides in Rockies region
LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A Bush administration panel on how to speed energy development in the Rockies heard Tuesday from companies frustrated by what they consider bureaucratic delays and individuals fearful that oil and gas drilling ...
9:21 a.m.
Witnesses describe grisly finds
Two men will stand trial on murder charges stemming from the killing and dismemberment of a local man whose body parts were found in suitcases in trash bins.
9:19 a.m.
Northern Command turns spotlight on LV terrorism drills
With maps and graphic tables on the walls detailing timelines, contaminated areas and locations where symptoms of a simulated epidemic have been reported, the Pueblo Room at the County Government Center has taken a national ...
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: De Ferran decides to retire at peak of career
Two concussions in a seven-month period and fractures in his neck and lower back weren't enough to drive Gil de Ferran out of a racecar.
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Frequent player card offers many benefits
One of the better golf deals being offered is the OB Sports Golf Card. This money-saving frequent player card is valid at the Angel Park, Legacy and Tuscany Golf Clubs here in town, plus the ...
9:18 a.m.
Sunset Conference Capsules
By Adam Candee LAS VEGAS SUN
9:16 a.m.
Move to allow video gambling in Colo. racetracks splits state
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- George Henderson Jr. has lived in a single-story home just across the street from a dog track for 50 years in a middle-class neighborhood of this industrial-commercial Denver suburb.
9:13 a.m.
Man arrested on charge of operating auto 'chop shop' in Henderson
Nevada Parole and Probation officers dropped in unannounced at the home of Melissa Kaufield at 1801 Roan St. on Aug. 15.
9:12 a.m.
'Bambi' producer to go before judge
The man who created "Hunting for Bambi" will appear before a judge Thursday on charges of doing business without a license.
9:10 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Thursday's races at Del Mar
1st Race -- AMERICAN LIBERTY -- Draws good post for turf mile opener, Valenzuela atop one of two Drysdale-trained entries, American liberates diploma here. BUT OF COURSE -- Espinoza on the other Drysdale horse for ...
9:08 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
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9:07 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Mosley isn't ready to give Oscar a hand
He has not won a fight in more than two years.
9:06 a.m.
Rebels will be waiting for untested QB
Editor's note: The key matchup of each UNLV football game will be previewed in the Las Vegas Sun this season and followed up after the game by an examination of how it turned out.
9:05 a.m.
Growing into a leadership role
Prep football previews
9:02 a.m.
Obituaries for August 27, 2003
Mildred "Ruth" Burton, 86, of Las Vegas died Monday in Las Vegas. She was born Aug. 21, 1917, in Centralia, Ill. A resident for 43 years, she was a homemaker.
9:01 a.m.
Agassi breezes through opener
NEW YORK -- There's been but a single blemish during Andy Roddick's remarkable run on the hard courts this summer.
8:59 a.m.
Letter: Argument for gay rights is weak
Does he believe murder, spousal and child abuse, therefore, are also natural and to be sanctioned by law?
8:47 a.m.
Letter: Master plan changes appalling
To the suffering homeowners of Southern Nevada, I advise you to start a list of all politicians who are voting to change your master planned communities to the detriment of your property values and quality ...
8:46 a.m.
More scenarios of terrorism and nuclear waste
Absent from your editorial was any mention of another obvious destructive scenario -- the car, van or truck bomb.
8:46 a.m.
Editorial: Time for recorder to resign
The 2003 Legislature failed to approve Clark County's request that the recorder's position be appointed, not elected. Clark County Manager Thom Reilly had sensibly argued that the recorder is an administrator, not a policy maker, ...
8:45 a.m.
Acrobats must jump through visa hoops
Shows were scheduled to begin Thursday and continue through Sept. 6. Las Vegas was the first scheduled stop for the 66-member acrobatic troupe from Hunan.
8:18 a.m.
Supreme's Court: Mary Wilson brings wide-ranging show to Suncoast
Those interested might want to catch her show this weekend at the Suncoast. "I'm looking. Come to the show. Bring your resume," laughed the still-beautiful, energetic 59-year-old vocalist who enjoys roller skating and skiing with ...
8:16 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Sexy boxers get brief exposure
Hosted by Big Headed Boxers, a new company devoted to boxer shorts for men, the guest list is limited to buyers and retailers attending the MAGIC convention, a trade show devoted to clothing and accessories ...
8:12 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Nordstrom planning a hot night in Havana
Opportunity Village has been chosen as benefit recipient for "Viva la Moda," a night-in-Havana themed party scheduled for Oct. 25. Limited to 400 guests, the party promises more than a few surprises, a delightful menu ...
8:12 a.m.

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