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Archive for July 1, 2003

Teachers trying to join lawsuit
CARSON CITY -- Teachers unions and school districts are attempting to join Gov. Kenny Guinn's lawsuit to force adoption of a tax plan to fund education, officials said this morning
11:34 a.m.
Alleged racial profiling case settled
Metro Police reached an undisclosed settlement in a lawsuit with a man who alleged he was arrested solely because he was black. It is believed to be the first time a settlement has been reached ...
11:33 a.m.
Factory at NTS could cause cancer
The public hearing on placing a nuclear bomb trigger factory at the Nevada Test Site will be from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in Room 201 of ...
11:33 a.m.
Ruling the roost: Ordinances governing pigeon racing take center stage as sport grows
New regulations and the drawing power of megaresorts are making Las Vegas a haven for high stakes races over hundreds of miles of desert for hundreds of thousands of dollars. It also means that hundreds ...
11:30 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Who is Sandy's backer?
But what sets the 32-year-old convicted killer apart from the others is that she has money backing her efforts.
11:29 a.m.
Budget battle goes before Nevada Supreme Court
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn and Attorney General Brian Sandoval filed a lawsuit in the Nevada Supreme Court just after midnight today to force the Legislature to balance the state budget and fund education, ...
11:28 a.m.
County gets less than third of homeland security funds
Gov. Kenny Guinn's homeland security adviser vowed to change the funding method that resulted in Clark County receiving less than one-third of the $6.7 million granted to Nevada by the Homeland Security Department.
11:27 a.m.
Longtime Las Vegas headliner Hackett dies at 78
Prior to a New Year's Eve performance in the 1960s, a top executive of the Sahara Hotel walked into Buddy Hackett's dressing room and warned him to keep his act clean.
11:26 a.m.
County board to vote on pay raises
The Clark County Commission was expected to vote today on its first base pay raise since 1995, but some individual commissioners have been receiving raises for years.
11:25 a.m.
Cell antenna could bring spots back from the dead
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday could take a major step toward alleviating that problem in the booming northwest part of the valley.
11:24 a.m.
News briefs for July 1, 2003
A Las Vegas man who was shot during a standoff with police pleaded not guilty Monday to charges stemming from a string of robberies at local businesses, and he alleged that he was unarmed when ...
11:23 a.m.
Vestin Group foreclosing on second hotel
Within a week late last month, Las Vegas-based mortgage lender Vestin Group Inc. and its subsidiaries foreclosed on two hotel loans valued at more than $28 million.
11:22 a.m.
Wynn Resorts sells notes; stock falls
Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company headed by developer Steve Wynn, agreed Monday to sell $200 million in convertible notes to help finance a casino in Macau and for general corporate purposes.
11:17 a.m.
Station faces lawsuit over sale
A shareholder has filed a lawsuit against Station Casinos Inc., saying its directors signed off on a "sweetheart deal" in 2001 to sell a company subsidiary to a former Station executive and that a 2002 ...
11:17 a.m.
Casino tax hike advances in New Jersey
TRENTON, N.J. -- The Assembly narrowly approved a plan today to increases taxes on Atlantic City casinos, the most contentious measure needed to balance Gov. James E. McGreevey's $24.1 billion budget.
11:15 a.m.
Moody's optimistic on Mandalay, Venetian
A major debt-rating service says business trends appear to be strong for two big Las Vegas casino resort operators.
11:15 a.m.
Gaming briefs for July 1, 2003
Harrah's Entertainment Inc. of Las Vegas announced plans Monday to sell its Harrah's Vicksburg Hotel & Casino in Vicksburg, Miss., to Columbia Sussex Corp.
11:14 a.m.
Time-share operator delisted
The panel also notified the firm, which has previously disclosed serious financial problems, that its shares of common stock will be not be immediately eligible for quotation on the OTC Bulletin Board.
11:14 a.m.
PR agency acquired
Starr Seigle is a communications company with offices in Las Vegas, Honolulu, New York and Guam. Clients serviced by StarrPR-Las Vegas include Sprint PCS in Las Vegas and Phoenix, Lake Mead Hospital Medical Center in ...
11:14 a.m.
MWC hopes BCS opening will develop
Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson wasn't surprised on Monday by news that Miami had officially decided to bolt the Big East Conference for the Atlantic Coast Conference. In fact, you got the feeling he ...
9:54 a.m.
Meineke sold to U.S. investor group
Meineke sold to U.S. investor group
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Waiting for dominoes to fall
The first domino has been flicked and a second is undoubtedly waiting to fall.
9:49 a.m.
Wednesday's horse racing entries
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9:47 a.m.
Fire forces evacuation of New Frontier hotel
Delores Bates and her family came to Las Vegas from Toledo, Ohio, expecting a fun vacation, but she didn't think a hotel fire would be the highlight of their trip.
9:43 a.m.
Chen continues striving for consistency
The pressure is off Chin-Feng Chen.
9:30 a.m.
Nevada tops toxic discharge list once again
Nevada's robust mining industry for the fourth consecutive year put the state No. 1 in the nation in the release of toxic substances, the federal Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.
9:22 a.m.
Committee: Message on drought needs to be reinforced
More needs to be done to convince water consumers that Southern Nevada is in a drought and that they need to conserve, members of the Drought Citizens Advisory Committee said Monday.
9:21 a.m.
Supreme Court decision on mental competency to affect Nevada little
CARSON CITY -- Some local authorities predict a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting state's ability to force medication on mentally ill defendants to make them competent to stand trial will have little impact in Nevada.
9:21 a.m.
New malpractice insurance rate filed
CARSON CITY -- A company that writes medical malpractice insurance coverage for 120 physicians and surgeons in Clark County has asked state Insurance Commissioner Alice Molasky-Arman for an average 10.8 percent increase effective Aug. 1.
9:21 a.m.
Falling interest rate jams recorder's office
The last day of the month typically brings large numbers of Clark County residents into the County Recorder's Office to file deeds for their newly bought, refinanced or homesteaded homes.
9:20 a.m.
Measure seeks to streamline city sign-approval process
A proposed ordinance that would give the city of Las Vegas staff more power to approve signs for smaller projects such as strip malls and small shopping centers was given a thumbs-up Monday by the ...
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Christian thrown to NASCAR lions at Daytona speedway
When Christian Fittipaldi was at Daytona International Speedway back in February, the idea was for him to gain experience in a stock car in preparation for his move to NASCAR Winston Cup with Petty Enterprises ...
9:14 a.m.
Guest Columnist Matt Kenseth: Still looking good atop the standings
Matt Kenseth, NASCAR Winston Cup points leader and driver of the DeWalt Power Tools Ford for Roush Racing, looks ahead to the second half of the season in this column for the Las Vegas Sun.
9:09 a.m.
Debt collection plan unresolved
CARSON CITY -- Motorists who give bad checks to the state Department of Motor Vehicles may not have to worry about having their driver's licenses or vehicle registrations suspended.
9:08 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Cleaning up the mess
On Monday there were still some 11th hour negotiations -- we should call them shenanigans -- that were taking place to save face by getting egg on every legislator in Carson City.
9:08 a.m.
Letter: Change law so majority rules
Last Friday's 27 to 15 vote to raise taxes in the Assembly was a clear majority -- 64 percent -- "the will of the people."
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Treat legislators like the children they're ignoring
What do we elect these people for if they don't want our children to get an education? The state assemblymen have higher educations. Don't they want our children, our future, to follow in their footsteps ...
9:07 a.m.
Jazz musician, LV performer Leslie dies
William "Bill" C. Leslie, a jazz musician who toured the world with the Louis Jordan Band, including a series of 1950s performances at Las Vegas Strip resort showrooms, died Saturday of a heart attack in ...
9:06 a.m.
Obituaries for July 1, 2003
Kenneth Gerhart Ast, 71, of Lawton, Okla., died Sunday in Lawton. He was born Dec. 28, 1931, in Mount Hope, Kan. A former Las Vegas resident, he retired after 26 years as an employee of ...
9:06 a.m.
Safe Nest concerned about possible shutdown
Political pundits and those whose taxes might go up aren't the only ones watching the 11th-hour attempts to pass a state budget in Carson City.
9:05 a.m.
Editorial: Politics is all that's on their minds
Unfortunately, too many Assembly Republicans are obsessed with laying the groundwork for the 2004 elections. To them the real job of being a representative, ensuring that our state provides quality public schools and offers a ...
9:01 a.m.
Editorial: Keep AmeriCorps at its full strength
Many Republicans initially resisted the program when it was formed in 1993, opposition due in large part to the fact it was President Clinton's idea to create a domestic version of the Peace Corps. But ...
9:01 a.m.
Former Sun columnist, horse fancier Diederich dies
There were two things of which Joan Diederich could not get enough -- news and horses.
8:59 a.m.
Festivities, fireworks fill Fourth of July weekend
With the Fourth of July holiday falling on a Friday this year, officials expect a record number of visitors to descend on Las Vegas for the three-day weekend.
8:44 a.m.
Getting in Tune: Musicians unite to raise money for one of their own
It's as exhilarating as it is wistful. It's poignant and beautiful. Motta knows it. He turns and smiles when finished. Oscar Carrescia, the store owner, reaches forward and places his hand on Motta's shoulder.
8:21 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Teacher pays big tab for 'Potter'
The third grade teacher at Las Vegas' Mendoza Elementary School spent $300 on wallpaper and other frippery to decorate her classroom like a castle.
8:11 a.m.

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