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Archive for January 17, 2003

Language barrier: Lack of interpreters causing problems in health care
Stories about communication problems in the hospitals and clinics of the Las Vegas Valley make the rounds among the area's health-care professionals.
11:28 a.m.
Carbon monoxide plan is approved
A week after approving a similar plan to curb pollution from fine dust, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has OK'd a plan to control carbon monoxide in Southern Nevada's air.
11:28 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Union has food for thought in tax debate
Union leaders Thursday reduced the raging debate over tax increases in Nevada to a level that average consumers can understand.
11:26 a.m.
Former recorder wants back pay
Former Clark County Recorder Judith Vandever, despite an illness she said required her to spend months out of the office last year, is asking the county to pony up back pay because she never called ...
11:25 a.m.
Group hopes to legalize millions of Mexican immigrants
A group that says it represents hundreds of thousands of people of Mexican descent in the United States is to meet this weekend in Las Vegas to develop a game plan for legalizing millions of ...
11:24 a.m.
Dead woman linked to missing child
A body found in a garbage bin Wednesday has been identified as 18-year-old Shalynn Hatter, a woman who was in the spotlight in October when her 2-year-old daughter disappeared for two days with a baby-sitter.
11:21 a.m.
Local hockey player dies after injuries from hit and run
Before their game tonight, a local semi-pro hockey team will retire the number of a 27-year-old player who died Wednesday from injuries suffered when he was run over by an alleged drunken driver.
11:21 a.m.
Woman who claimed rape faces extortion charges
Yun Kyeong Kwon Sung filed a civil lawsuit against Rene Angelil in March 2002, claiming he raped her two years earlier at the Imperial Palace. Four days later, she filed a report with Metro.
11:21 a.m.
Tuscany hopes to find right blend of tourists, locals
Just one block east from the crowds of tourists that mill about the famed "Four Corners" of the Las Vegas Strip, the modest facade of the Tuscany hotel sits near a busy restaurant corridor and ...
11:17 a.m.
Piazza Lounge serves as Tuscany's entertainment cornerstone
If the new 60,000-square-foot Tuscany casino is half as popular as the Piazza Lounge at the same location, it is destined to be the hottest spot in town.
11:17 a.m.
West Nile virus expected to reach Nevada by spring
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Nevada is among the last few states untouched by the West Nile virus, but health and veterinary officials said Thursday they expect to see cases of the potentially fatal disease in animals ...
11:16 a.m.
Water to cost more for less use
Water price increases, limits on the use of turf in yards, and reductions in lawn watering are probably coming to Southern Nevada this summer, officials said Thursday.
11:16 a.m.
No raises planned for state workers
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn reiterated Thursday that his upcoming budget will not include raises for state workers or university professors but that it will include a 2 percent increase promised to teachers two ...
11:16 a.m.
$125.6 million spent in Nevada by movie companies in 2002
CARSON CITY -- The upcoming movie releases "Intolerable Cruelty" and "Looney Tunes" helped pour $125.6 million into the Nevada economy last year.
11:16 a.m.
Law may not prevent doctors' exodus
By Benjamin Grove LAS VEGAS SUN
11:15 a.m.
Nevada eateries, hotels get awards
"We certainly had no idea they were going to rate the hotel," said Lesley Pittman, spokeswoman for Station Casinos. "We're very excited and very proud. This is a testament to the outstanding work of our ...
11:15 a.m.
Rapist's life sentence will be appealed
A convicted rapist who has already spent much of his life in prison will appeal the life sentence he received Thursday after a judge labeled the man a habitual criminal, his attorney said this morning.
11:08 a.m.
Shareholder suing executives
Bloomberg News reported that shareholder William Kelsey is suing current and former managers and directors on behalf of Pinnacle, an action called a derivative lawsuit, the Las Vegas company said in a filing with the ...
11:05 a.m.
Aladdin tries to reinvent itself while seeking suitor
Building a megaresort on the Las Vegas Strip is supposed to be easy money, but that wasn't the case with the $1.4 billion Aladdin hotel-casino, the latest of the city's glittery gambling temples.
11:05 a.m.
Library District promotes bond issue for new facilities
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District board will ask voters in June to raise their property taxes by about $9 per $100,000 valuation to fund construction of four new branches.
11:05 a.m.
Las Vegas company refinances bonds
The notes carry an interest rate of 9.5 percent.
11:05 a.m.
Santa Fe Station exec to replace Marrandino
Kelly is senior vice president and general manager at Station Casinos Inc.'s Santa Fe Station.
11:04 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
10:54 a.m.
Runnin' Rebels box
3-Point Goals: 6-17 (Johnson 3-5, Hunter 2-4, Turner 1-3, Banks 0-2, Lewis 0-3).
10:05 a.m.
Reduced Yucca budget pending
WASHINGTON -- As lawmakers near the end of a complex and protracted battle over federal spending, this year's budget for Yucca Mountain is still about $336 million, about $255 million less than President Bush wanted, ...
10:00 a.m.
Contest will give names to Mars rovers
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration kicked off its nationwide Name the Mars Rover contest this week. All entries must be in by Jan. 31 and officials will choose the best names for the two ...
9:59 a.m.
Loss of LV ethics panel will give state officials more work
CARSON CITY -- The decision in December by the Las Vegas City Council to abolish its ethics code and ethics board is going to throw more work on the state Ethics Commission.
9:59 a.m.
Rebels simply another victim
PROVO, Utah -- UNLV coach Charlie Spoonhour was trying to put his team's 85-77 Mountain West Conference opening loss to BYU in perspective here Thursday night.
9:59 a.m.
Bigelow, Araujo carry heavy load for Cougars
First Half: BYU 43-33
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Loss takes the wind out of UNLV
It's a setback with some immediate ramifications.
9:57 a.m.
UNLV opens season
The Rebels will dual Boise State, rival Nevada-Reno, Cal State Los Angeles and Cal State Dominguez Hills.
9:57 a.m.
Home Run Challenge to return to Las Vegas
Big League Home Run Challenge tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon and are priced at $20 for reserved seats and $8 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Cashman Field box office, ...
9:56 a.m.
16 prep games on tap at LV holiday event
The all-day event at Green Valley High School will feature a number of interesting matchups. Northern girls power Mineral County will take on Bishop Gorman at 1 p.m., followed immediately at 3 p.m. by a ...
9:55 a.m.
Hewlett-Packard reclaims top spot from Dell
Shipments increased 4.9 percent to 38.8 million units, topping analysts' forecasts of 4.4 percent growth, according to IDC. The push came from the U.S. market, which grew 6.6 percent from the same quarter in 2001, ...
9:49 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit bulged to a record $40.1 billion in November, reflecting Americans' ravenous appetite for foreign-made goods, especially toys, TVs and clothes.
9:48 a.m.
Asylum writer will return to Africa
Exiled African poet/novelist Syl Cheney-Coker plans to return to his troubled homeland of Sierre Leone at month's end, and says he has accepted that his fate may be that he never can stay in any ...
9:47 a.m.
Culinary shops for criticism of Wal-Mart tax stand
Culinary Local 226 went on a shopping spree that it believes proves that retail giant Wal-Mart would not raise prices if forced to pay a possible new business tax in Nevada.
9:47 a.m.
Obituaries for Jan. 17, 2003
Nancy G. Adcox, 71, of North Las Vegas died Wednesday in a local hospice. She was born Dec. 29, 1931, in Nash County, N.C. A resident for 35 years, she was a Dunes hotel porter ...
9:45 a.m.
Nevada malpractice plan, Bush's differ on economic caps
Both the president's plan and Nevada law keep intact an injured patient's ability to seek unlimited economic damages to pay medical bills and make up for lost wages.
9:44 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: CART plans to race under the lights, but not at LVMS
There was a time when it appeared CART would stage its first night race on the 1.5-mile superspeedway at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
9:43 a.m.
2003 Racing Schedules
Feb. 16 -- Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla.
9:41 a.m.
Burton's magic takes many forms at Monte Carlo
More than 1,000 amateur and professional magicians were in town this week to attend the 26th annual World Magic Seminar, founded by Siegfried & Roy. At least 50 of them were at the Lance Burton ...
9:35 a.m.
AG may rule on dual regent roles
The attorney's general office is prepared to offer a legal opinion on whether a member of the state Board of Regents can also work for the university system, a spokesman for the office said Thursday.
9:35 a.m.
Goodman calls NFL ad decision hypocritical
The National Football League's labeling of a Las Vegas commercial as unsuitable for broadcast during the Super Bowl is hypocritical because an NFL affiliate website teaches people how to gamble, Mayor Oscar Goodman said Thursday.
9:34 a.m.
Hungarian Philharmonic Orchestra visits Ham Hall
What: Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
9:34 a.m.
Dead woman linked to missing child case
A body found in a garbage bin Wednesday has been identified as 18-year-old Shalynn Hatter, a woman who was in the spotlight in October when her 2-year-old daughter disappeared for two days with a baby-sitter.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: State duck stamp art contest takes flight
The Nevada State Duck stamp is so beautiful that many folks choose to keep them in a collection. But for waterfowl hunters in Nevada, the attractive stamp is required on their licenses.
9:33 a.m.
Disease strikes poultry
Nevada agriculture officials quarantined Southern Nevada poultry Thursday after confirming that the highly infectious Exotic Newcastle disease had been found in a backyard flock of chickens near Nellis Air Force Base.
9:33 a.m.
Rally to protest Head Start switch
Clark County parents whose children receive preschooling, health care and nutritional assistance through Head Start were to rally today in downtown Las Vegas to protest proposed changes to the federally funded program.
9:33 a.m.
Mine-shaft accident second at same site in recent months
The state plans to take action to close a mine where a 62-year-old Alaska man and his son fell into a shaft Thursday, injuring the father.
9:32 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Let states deal with it
Now we're talking. That's the kind of language, though, that Rush Limbaugh climbs all over his "liberal" friends for using to solve our problems. And that's the kind of language that the Republicans in Congress ...
9:24 a.m.
Editorial: More is at stake than leave policy
The issue for the Supreme Court is not whether the state was right or wrong in calculating Hibbs' leave time, but whether he had the right to sue Nevada for an answer to that question. ...
9:23 a.m.
Nevada Power's spending on advertising criticized
Nevada Power Co. spent more than $846,000 in the week leading up to the Nov. 5 general election in an unsuccessful effort to defeat a Clark County ballot measure dealing with electricity.
9:23 a.m.
Las Vegas Area Fishing Report
There has been little change in the fishing during the past week as anglers at Lake Mead continue to find typical winter fishing with about the only consistent success coming after the Nevada Division of ...
9:22 a.m.
Political notebook: Confusion exists over campaign form
The year 2003 was supposed to be in with the new, but some politicians dragged up the old anyway.
9:22 a.m.
Magicians hone craft at event
Most of the year it only seems as if there are 1,000 magicians in Las Vegas.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Remembering days of snap, crackle and pop
Walking through the cavernous maze that was the 2003 Consumer Electronics Show last week, I was surrounded by devices purported to make recorded music sound better.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Sand Dollar is Las Vegas' own culture club
The blues start around 10 p.m. at 3355 Spring Mountain Road and continue into the early morning hours.
9:21 a.m.
Scene Selection -- Geoff Carter: 'Brother' not a typical spoof
Last summer I went to see "Undercover Brother" -- now available on DVD (Universal DVD, $26.98) -- at the recently opened Neonopolis 14. I went because I wanted to check out the theaters, because I ...
9:20 a.m.
Acting Housing Authority boss awaits board's verdict
Four of the five Las Vegas Housing Authority commissioners said Thursday they have not decided whether they would vote today to make acting-Executive Director Parviz Ghadiri the permanent head of the agency or launch a ...
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: New Gaylord adds spice to Rio's cuisine
Apreview dinner at Gaylord, the new Indian restaurant at The Rio, turned out to be more than I'd expected. I'd been eagerly awaiting the opening of Gaylord. As a fan of Indian cuisine I'd dined ...
9:20 a.m.
Letter: Red Rock future up to firm, BLM
As a resident of the Blue Diamond area, I believe it is time for James Hardie to take the high ground, as it has many times throughout its history as the Red Rock Canyon's neighbor. ...
9:19 a.m.
On Display for January 17, 2003
Bellagio celebrates the Year of the Sheep with a combination of Chinese traditions and Feng Shui through Feb. 1 at its Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Admission is free. 891-7515.
9:19 a.m.
Letter: Military draft should include SUV drivers
There is increasing talk of reinstituting the draft. If this happens, let's also make certain that the age restrictions are dropped and that everyone will be drafted to serve in combat, from the age of ...
9:19 a.m.
Datebook for January 17, 2003
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and St. Andrews Society present "Something Scottish" in observation of Scottish Heritage Month, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Drive. Admission is free. 223-8040.
9:19 a.m.
City to honor firefighters who rescued woman, 84
Hazel Benevides never imagined her concrete house would catch fire.
9:18 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Recounting a surgical strike
The guy who sat alone on the eastbound shoulder of State Route 159 Tuesday morning was missing a shoe.
9:18 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Swede sounds emanate from Mandalay Bay
But it becomes a lot harder to poke fun once you see the show.
9:17 a.m.
Vegas getting spaced out
When: 9 p.m. Saturday.
9:17 a.m.
Holiday closings
SAFETY: Police and fire emergency services as usual. Administrative offices closed.
9:17 a.m.
Community briefs for Jan. 17, 2003
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:
9:17 a.m.
Blood drives scheduled
Friday: noon to 6 p.m., Dahan Institute, 7660 W. Cheyenne Ave.; 6:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Area Technical Trade Center, 444 W. Brooks Ave.
9:10 a.m.
Break on Through
The Rolling Stones without Mick Jagger?
9:09 a.m.
Community leaders reveal their hopes
Carlos A. Garcia
6:10 a.m.
State of the State: Guinn's address to Legislature will test his leadership
WEEKEND EDITION: Jan. 19, 2003
6:02 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Drugs: Both good and bad
Reporters Cy Ryan and Judy Odierna wrote: "Nevada authorities say their system is different from those of other states where the information is routinely funneled to police agencies.
5:54 a.m.
Letter: Bush meddles in malpractice issue
If not, perhaps the president should really get our Uncle involved and limit the amount the insurance companies can charge and, what the heck, maybe how much money they can make or lose if the ...
5:53 a.m.
Letter: Military draft would do U.S. kids some good
The four years I spent in the Navy made a real man out of me. I shudder to think what I might have become without serving my country as a sailor. Every young person in ...
5:53 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: It's Guinn's moment of truth
This year must be different.
5:49 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Guinn speech won't address real problems facing Nevada
For more than two decades your Legislature has ignored a budget structure that everyone said would lead to the trouble we're in right now.
5:47 a.m.
Editorial: Local governments banding together
If the Legislature did squeeze money from local governments, that would mean either taxes would have to be raised or services would have to be reduced at the local level. Financially whacking local governments this ...
5:47 a.m.
Editorial: Boldness required in tough times
The governor has acknowledged that taxes will have to be raised because state government can't bear any more dramatic cuts. And while he won't spell out exactly until Monday what tax increases he will propose, ...
5:45 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Supreme Court case was incredible high
Nevada Deputy Attorney General Paul Taggart had strolled its grand interior on a boyhood trip, imagining that one day he might appear before the high court.
5:44 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: IRS alone can't save downtown Las Vegas
This is the same IRS that has given headaches to casino dealers and other tip earners in the valley for more than 20 years.
5:43 a.m.
Charo Nation
WEEKEND EDITION: Jan. 19, 2003
5:16 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Adding a point to Super snub
Super Bowl officials still owe us for last year's overrated commercials featuring Britney Spears, who has made a career out of being the junior class tease.
5:12 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Exhibit paints fond memories
It is signed, "To Fred" (my dad) ... "Andy," and there is a drawing of a heart between their names.
5:11 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: The chilling winds of a military draft may blow into Congress
Rangel, a senior congressman, served in Korea with a combat outfit attached to the 2nd Infantry Division. That division is still serving in Korea along the DMZ.
4:32 a.m.
Food safety industry won't forget Schmutz
WEEKEND EDITION: Jan. 18, 2003
4:32 a.m.

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