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Gaming briefs for June 16, 2003
SYDNEY, Australia -- Geoffrey Ainsworth, a member of the Ainsworth family that owns 40 percent of Aristocrat Leisure Ltd., has been approached by people claiming to represent U.S. rival slot maker WMS Industries Inc. to ...
11:33 a.m.
Credit-card deal signed by 'Net site
The Internet site signed the deal with MBNA America Bank, Wilmington, Del., to issue exclusive "Platinum Plus" and "Preferred Visa" credit cards in conjunction with its new reward program. Financial terms of the deal were ...
11:32 a.m.
News briefs for June 16, 2003
Three people were killed today in a one-car crash after a driver lost control on Interstate 15 between Primm and Jean, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.
11:31 a.m.
SBA awards handed out
SBA awards handed out
11:31 a.m.
Man barricades himself after hit by police gunfire
Police allege the suspect pointed an assault rifle at Metro officers shortly after midnight, and officers fired their guns at him, police said. The suspect ran to a nearby apartment in the 2000 block of ...
11:20 a.m.
Schools blame lawmakers for loss of programs
Local school officials this morning blamed the Legislature's inaction for its decision to suspend the Gifted and Talented Education and other special programs in Clark County, at least for the coming academic year.
11:17 a.m.
Ground pollution stalls building of 7,000 homes
After more than a year, the state still has not approved a consultant's ground water monitoring plan for old wastewater evaporation ponds in Henderson, so plans to build 7,000 homes overlooking the Las Vegas Wash ...
11:16 a.m.
Test Site workers unlock Cold War memories
The craters that transformed the Nevada Test Site into a moonscape during the 1950s tell only part of the story of what went on there.
11:15 a.m.
Junior ROTC claims it wasn't paid for work
Basic High School students in the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps were counting on money they expected to make providing security and directing parking at a recent Christian music festival to help pay ...
11:14 a.m.
Man riding craft with son dies at Mead
A Father's Day outing at Lake Mead turned tragic Sunday with the drowning of a 38-year-old California man who had been riding a personal watercraft with his 8-year-old son, officials said.
11:14 a.m.
City finds itself at center of homeless services battle
Henderson, a city that had dubbed itself "A Place to Call Home," has found itself in the center of a debate over services for the Las Vegas Valley's homeless.
11:12 a.m.
DA's decision in child-car death questioned
Some state lawmakers say that the decision by prosecutors not to press charges against a father whose infant son died after being left alone in a car for more than eight hours sends a dangerous ...
11:11 a.m.
For some, anti-DUI plan hard to swallow
The Las Vegas City Council on Wednesday will consider forcing promoters of big events where alcohol is served to provide designated drivers to take drunken patrons and their cars home.
11:10 a.m.
Law on lending draws mixed reaction
A new law that created a state division overseeing mortgage lenders is attracting praise from investors who lost money in the Harley L. Harmon Mortgage Co. scandal but is drawing scorn from mortgage bankers.
11:06 a.m.
Ethel M cutting staff at Henderson plant
Ethel M Chocolates Inc., one of the biggest manufacturers in the Las Vegas area, said today it will lay off some workers at its 200-worker factory in Henderson on Tuesday.
11:05 a.m.
El Cortez hit with Gaming Board complaint; property fined $15,000
The El Cortez casino in downtown Las Vegas has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine to Nevada regulators for allegedly allowing one of its own managers to gamble at the casino and rack up significant ...
11:04 a.m.
McCarran officials accused of misleading statements
An attorney for a Clark County property owner who won a $13 million judgment against McCarran International Airport purchased two full-page advertisements in newspapers in Las Vegas and Reno accusing airport officials of trying to ...
11:03 a.m.
Busch drives to 3rd win of year
BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Las Vegas' Kurt Busch didn't need anybody to tell him where he finished in his first two races at Michigan International Speedway.
10:18 a.m.
Carpentier fends off late battle to win in Monterey
MONTEREY, Calif. -- Las Vegas resident Patrick Carpentier got a break and played a late game to perfection.
10:18 a.m.
Local racing team posts victory at Le Mans
Temporarily setting aside their rivalry in the American Le Mans Series, Las Vegas-based Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing and Alex Job Racing teamed to win the GT class at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, ...
10:16 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Winner has Vegas succe$$
The question was not whether someone who had the ability to win the U.S. Open could win the Las Vegas Invitational, but whether a three-time Las Vegas Invitational champion had the ability to win the ...
10:16 a.m.
Young golfers vie for crown
Hey, did you see that quiet guy with the funny swing who lapped the field and won the U.S. Open Sunday in Illinois?
10:15 a.m.
Canepa sheds Cosmo outfit for 'real' job
The face of a team's mascot may stay the same, but more often than fans realize, the soul inside may change.
10:14 a.m.
Inside-park HR helps 51s get past Rainiers
A Father's Day crowd of 2,187 caught a five-run eighth inning capped by Chris Clapinski's inside-the-park home run as the Las Vegas 51s defeated the Tacoma Rainiers, 10-5, Sunday at Cashman Field.
10:14 a.m.
Tacos gave Gulin fuel for recent no-hitter
Zero hits.
10:13 a.m.
Sports briefs for June 16, 2003
Rachel Teske made a 35-foot birdie on the last hole to join a four-player playoff, then ended it by rolling in an 18-foot putt for birdie on the third hole of sudden death to win ...
10:13 a.m.
Committee meets to begin search for AD
The search to find a replacement for John Robinson as UNLV's ninth athletic director begins in earnest today when a 15-person search committee meets for the first time.
10:12 a.m.
Whitfield still fan favorite in Las Vegas
$2 MILLION CLUB
10:11 a.m.
Rodeo Notebook: Craig takes over as king of bulls
Two years after winning the Arkansas high school bull-riding championship, Douglas Clint Craig didn't shy away from a stellar field at the ProRodeo Winter Tour Finale.
10:10 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Spectacular Bid made mark on sport
When Funny Cide failed to win the Triple Crown a week ago, he became the 19th Derby-Preakness victor to come up short in the Belmont Stakes.
10:09 a.m.
Community briefs for June 16, 2003
A labyrinth workshop and walk will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Green Valley Club Sport, 2100 Olympic Ave., Henderson.
9:58 a.m.
Emirates orders 41 Airbus jets in record deal
LE BOURGET, France -- The fast-growing Gulf airline Emirates announced today a $12.5 billion order for 41 airliners from European airplane maker Airbus, in what executives called the largest order ever for wide-body jets.
9:55 a.m.
Man killed, one wounded in shooting
One man was shot to death and another was injured when gunshots rang out during a car chase through a North Las Vegas neighborhood Sunday afternoon, police said.
9:53 a.m.
Former CEO to plead guilty
The change of plea hearing was scheduled for Tuesday in federal court for Grass.
9:53 a.m.
Music, video chain sold
No cash was involved in the transaction. Sun Capital assumed all the liabilities of the operator of 1,100 Sam Goody, Suncoast and Media Play stores, said Lisa Hawks, a Best Buy spokeswoman. The liabilities will ...
9:50 a.m.
Water fluoridation measures cited
The award came from the Division of Oral Health at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state division said Clark County is the only county in the state whose residents received optimally ...
9:48 a.m.
N.Y. judges disagree on legality of Indian casinos
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Judges on the state's highest court have revealed some serious disagreements among themselves over whether Indian-run casinos are legal in New York.
9:48 a.m.
Anthem home destroyed by fire
About 10:50 a.m. Henderson Fire Department crews responded to a house fire at 5 Old Marsh Road at the Anthem Country Club. Additional crews from Clark County then responded to the fire at the single-story ...
9:39 a.m.
Two die at area lakes
After the two jumped a wake on the watercraft near Sand Island and Government Wash, David Harris apparently struck his head on the handlebars and fell into the water.
9:38 a.m.
District Court sees big jump in civil cases
District Court in Clark County last year saw a rapid increase in civil cases such as medical malpractice and construction-defect lawsuits, according to the court's annual case management report released Friday.
9:38 a.m.
Immunization schedule for June 16, 2003
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:36 a.m.
Obituaries for June 16, 2003
Helena Clayton, 99, of Las Vegas died Saturday in Las Vegas. A bookkeeper, she was born Jan. 5, 1904, in Fremont, Neb.
9:15 a.m.
Letter: Nuke subsidies must be stopped
The narrow defeat of a bipartisan amendment that proposed to strike federal financing for nuclear construction projects from the Senate energy bill was a loss to consumers, taxpayers and the environment.
9:06 a.m.
Letter: Don't tax Social Security
Double taxation by the same party is far worse than double taxation by two different parties. As with dividends, taxation of Social Security affects mostly the middle class while a decrease in the dividend tax ...
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Front seat never a good place for children
Yes, Mr. Ormsby, perhaps the child would have survived a little longer if he had been allowed to ride up front rather than be strapped into a safety seat in the back seat. But this ...
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: Speaking of water ...
The district is also all but certain to initiate its drought plan this summer, which could impose severe restrictions on intense uses such as landscape watering. The reason for the urgency now is that the ...
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: State must stop this water grab
Last year, Nevada State Engineer Hugh Ricci ruled on an application Vidler had filed in 1999, seeking 1,400 acre-feet of water from a Sandy Valley aquifer. He granted the company 415 acre-feet, a decision that ...
9:03 a.m.
Darnell flies last mission as Nellis wing commander
Between his time as a student at the Air Force's Weapons School and as a wing commander of more than 110 aircraft, Brig. Gen. Dan Darnell has found himself stationed at Nellis Air Force Base ...
9:03 a.m.
State College joining community colleges to raise enrollment
The Nevada State College at Henderson will likely be coming to a community college near you.
9:03 a.m.
Chesney connects with crowd musically, personally
Fresh off his win for Male Vocalist of the Year, Kenny Chesney had the chance Saturday to prove just why he won.
8:14 a.m.
Roth's reliance on old material mars concert
The musicians were all right, but that lead singer sure was a dead ringer for David Lee Roth.
8:12 a.m.
Cedar City looks ahead to next year
Although the 2003 season of the Utah Shakespearean Festival is waiting in the wings to come on stage, the 2004 season is in the planning stages at Cedar City.
8:11 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for June 16, 2003
Well, school's out and the official start of summer is Saturday. It's the time of year when homes across this great land are invaded by pests that climb the walls, infest everything in their paths, ...
8:11 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: City gets to route of problem
A marketing consultant has suggested visitors searching for the famous cross-country highway aren't finding it because inside Kingman Route 66 is officially Andy Devine Avenue. City officials are to discuss a name change in a ...
8:08 a.m.
Bard at work: 42nd annual Utah Shakespearean Festival mixes old and new
Plenty, for audiences attending the 42nd annual Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, Utah, festival founder Fred Adams says.
8:08 a.m.
Tony Award propelled expansion of Festival
After the festival won a Tony Award in 2000, it has attracted more equity actors, brought back time-tested directors and extended its programs into a fall season.
8:08 a.m.

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