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Archive for June 27, 2003

Suspect arrested on robbery charges
A patrol officer pulled over Jesus Benitez, 27, in the area of Stephanie Street and Hacienda Avenue, about 1 p.m. for a traffic violation and recognized him as a wanted robbery suspect.
12:17 p.m.
Local briefs for June 27, 2003
A 48-count sexual assault and child pornography case brought against Franklyn Perry was dropped Thursday as part of a plea agreement in a securities fraud case that resulted a sentence of 15 to 75 years ...
12:17 p.m.
Trump casino licenses renewed
ATLANTIC CITY -- New Jersey casino regulators renewed the operating licenses of Donald Trump's three debt-laden casinos Wednesday, but vowed to keep a watchful eye on how they fare once the Borgata Hotel Casino & ...
12:05 p.m.
Spending rises modestly
Also, U.S. consumer confidence fell less than expected this month as stock prices rose and interest rates fell, a University of Michigan survey found.
12:05 p.m.
Las Vegas audit defense company in bankruptcy
Ironically, the Internal Revenue Service is listed as its largest creditor.
12:04 p.m.
Gaming news briefs for June 27, 2003
TUCSON -- The Pascua Yaqui Tribe will unveil the expanded Casino del Sol next month.
12:04 p.m.
California debt collector moving to Las Vegas
In Business Las Vegas, a sister newspaper to the Las Vegas Sun, reported American Recovery Service Inc. (ARS), Thousand Oaks, Calif., will open a Las Vegas operation with four or five employees in September, hire ...
12:03 p.m.
Nevada Power rebates planned
Nevada's share of a $1.6 billion settlement with El Paso Corp. is getting smaller, but it will arrive faster, the state consumer advocate said after new details of the deal were announced Thursday.
12:03 p.m.
Borgata kicks off AC's Vegas-style makeover
ATLANTIC CITY -- Atlantic City is trying to go from shabby to chic.
12:03 p.m.
Lawmaker's 'Net gambling motives questioned
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Cannon calls gambling a "pernicious vice" that should be outlawed. But the Utah Republican repeatedly has fought to derail a bill that seeks to clamp down on illegal Internet gambling.
12:02 p.m.
Castaways notes lack of competitiveness on Boulder Strip in bankruptcy filing
An attorney for the Castaways Hotel, Casino and Bowling Center says it's business as usual at the Las Vegas casino following its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday.
12:02 p.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Rain flooded with celebs for VEGAS party
Believe the hype. VEGAS Magazine delivered.
12:00 p.m.
Henderson retiree won't face charges
Misdemeanor charges of resisting and obstructing a police officer have been dropped against an 85-year-old man who alleges that he was beaten by Henderson Police.
11:53 a.m.
VA to lease, not own, state-of-the-art clinic
WASHINGTON -- The Veterans Affairs Department has shifted its strategy to replace the crumbling Addeliar D. Guy Ambulatory Care Clinic, according to newly drafted legislation in Congress.
11:53 a.m.
State sets new scores for math exam
Some high school students in limbo over whether they passed the math portion of the High School Proficiency Exam can now know whether they need to take the test again, while their peers now know ...
11:50 a.m.
Churches merge
First United Methodist Church's final service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 231 S. Third St.
11:50 a.m.
Role of specialist teachers will be known by July 15
Clark County School District specialist teachers who have been assigned to regular classrooms because of uncertainty over the K-12 budget will be sent back to their previous assignments if the state Legislature passes a schools ...
11:48 a.m.
Assembly takes up tax package
Role of specialist teachers will be known by July 15
11:48 a.m.
Proposed tax would force major changes at brothels
CARSON CITY -- The 10 percent live entertainment tax, now being considered by the Legislature, would change the way houses of prostitution do business.
11:47 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Politics dirtier than usual
Like a recurring nightmare, former City Councilman Steve Miller just won't go away.
11:47 a.m.
Community news briefs for June 27, 2003
Registration is being accepted for Henderson Parks and Recreation's summer Start Camps, which provide sport-specific instruction for children 4 and 5 years old.
11:39 a.m.
DA takes phone case
The investigation began in early April. The people involved with the use of the PIN number could face fraud charges.
11:38 a.m.
Governor honors three
The Commission on Substance Abuse Education, Enforcement and Treatment gave awards at the Best Coalition meeting last week to Dr. Miriam Adelson, Trooper Eddie Dutchover, Jerry Cornell and the Henderson Police Department program "Every 15 ...
11:37 a.m.
State rules controversial newsletter did not break law
A controversial newsletter the Boulder City government sent to all city residents about a month before the June 3 election addressed issues raised in the mayoral election but did not support or oppose a candidate, ...
11:36 a.m.
Nevada Supreme Court denies killers' appeals
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Thursday turned aside the appeal of Termaine A. Lytle, who was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the strangulation of an 84-year-old woman ...
11:34 a.m.
Las Vegas eyed for plant called 'industrial Bellagio'
Avestor, a joint venture by Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp., Oklahoma City, and Hydro-Quebec, Montreal, intends to build a production plant for its revolutionary lithium-metal-polymer batteries.
11:29 a.m.
Panel hears of kids abducted by foreign parents
WASHINGTON -- George Uhl sat in the audience at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on Thursday, quietly nodding during a hearing on children abducted by a parent to a foreign country.
11:25 a.m.
Sports briefs
The plan to expand the 2006 World Cup by four teams to 36 most likely will be rejected by FIFA's executive committee, which instead could grant South America a chance for a fifth berth.
11:22 a.m.
Obituaries for June 27, 2003
Marion H. Atherton, 63, of Las Vegas died Sunday in a local hospital. A homemaker, she was born March 24, 1940, in New York City.
11:21 a.m.
Background checks on new teachers won't be completed by fall
Delayed hiring caused by the budgetary impasse at the Legislature means the Clark County School District will be hiring teachers who haven't completed mandatory background checks with state and federal law enforcement agencies, a district ...
11:20 a.m.
LVMS points standings
Super Late Models
11:20 a.m.
Former restaurateur Deale dies at 75
If it wasn't the top-notch prime beef, huge baked potatoes or mouth-watering seafood that brought customers into Philips Supper Club, owner Philip Deale had other imaginative ways to fill his elegant eatery.
11:16 a.m.
All-stars don't play like it at Cashman
The Pacific Coast League named its 2003 all-star team Thursday, and for the 4,909 in attendance at Cashman Field, the selections may have looked like a fluke.
10:58 a.m.
Many to have a say in UNLV A.D. hiring process
The search committee responsible for finding UNLV's next athletic director comprises UNLV faculty members, community representatives, and staff from the Rebels athletic department.
10:57 a.m.
Man who stabbed pregnant girlfriend gets 7-18 years
A Las Vegas woman described for a district judge on Monday the despair she has endured since her former boyfriend stabbed her repeatedly in the stomach, killing her unborn child.
10:29 a.m.
School district official pleads guilty in DUI
A regional director for the Clark County School District, who formerly headed up the district's police force, pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol in connection with a December head-on collision ...
10:29 a.m.
NLV cop pleads not guilty in Wisconsin
A motorcycle officer with the North Las Vegas Police Department is facing felony charges in Wisconsin for allegedly failing to pay child support for 14 years.
10:29 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
Post Time: 10 a.m.
10:04 a.m.
Ralph Siraco's selections for Saturday's races at Hollywood Park
1st Race -- WAY TO THE TOP -- P. Val atop Mullins trainee, one of three up for a tag in allowance/claimer, backers hope the Way To The Top is here. CHINKAPIN -- Draws good ...
9:58 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Reno goes fishing for Great Outdoors
After three successful years in Lake Placid, N.Y., the organizers of the 2003 ESPN Great Outdoor Games decided to head west, to Reno-Tahoe July 10-13, for target sports, fishing, timber and sporting dogs.
9:54 a.m.
Fishing Report
A key indicator to the striper fishing is the spawn of threadfin shad that occurs from spring through mid-summer. These small fish are the primary food source for stripers. NDOW biologist Jim Heinrich said that ...
9:52 a.m.
Blood drives scheduled
Monday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunset Station, 1301 Sunset Road, in Henderson; 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Chili's, 9051 W. Charleston Blvd.; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Interior Specialists, 2060 Pama Lane.
9:43 a.m.
Deputy public defender named to housing board
Calling attorney William "Bill" Gonzalez "a young man I have an awful lot of confidence in," Mayor Oscar Goodman appointed the deputy public defender to the beleaguered Las Vegas Housing Authority board on Thursday.
9:40 a.m.
Courts to close for week
The North Las Vegas Municipal Court will close the week of July 21 to install new computer software, but officials say those using the court should not be inconvenienced.
9:40 a.m.
Mayor questions focus of center
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman says he is concerned about the apparent shift in objectives of the downtown Neonopolis development from entertainment to a provider of office space.
9:39 a.m.
Letter: Parents need to use safety checks
Have a board to sign in when you arrive at work. If you haven't signed the board, someone can ask you if you dropped your child at the child care center.
9:39 a.m.
Letter: Clinton deserves more credit
The only ingredient missing is Bill Clinton and his unprecedented surpluses that now are turned into deficits under Bush.
9:39 a.m.
Letter: Economic signs point to long fall, not recovery
Among the signs seen by Bonner are those advertising bankruptcy counseling services. "Bankruptcy has become as popular as weight-loss," comments Bonner. "Bankruptcy rates are hitting records despite the best efforts of those who manage the ...
9:38 a.m.
Editorial: Kids left alone in cars can result in tragedy
Las Vegas has its own very real problem in this area, with three adults now facing charges of child endangerment as the result of incidents over the past month. The latest incident occurred Wednesday, when ...
9:37 a.m.
Editorial: GOP must deal with extremism
Assemblyman Bob Beers, R-Las Vegas, one of the leading opponents of a tax increase, told Sun reporter Launce Rake that Raggio was wrong to believe that this opposition was hurting the Republican Party. "I am ...
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Spencer: 'To hell with gentlemen's agreement'
Jimmy Spencer doesn't fault Robby Gordon for his controversial pass under caution of teammate Kevin Harvick in last week's NASCAR Winston Cup race in Sonoma, Calif.
9:31 a.m.
Andre's road runs through a Moroccan
WIMBLEDON, England -- Younes El Aynaoui speaks six languages.
9:27 a.m.
Grizzlies draft UNLV's Banks, then trade him to the Celtics
Darrius Banks had a quiet reaction when he drove cousin Marcus home from a summer hoops camp before his senior year at Cimarron-Memorial High and Marcus said that he would play in the NBA.
9:25 a.m.
Ainge works a quick deal for 'Plan A' Marcus
WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Boston Celtics got the point guard they needed, but they had to do some dealing to get him.
9:24 a.m.
Draft marked by trades, major foreign influence
NEW YORK -- LeBron James went No. 1, Andres Gliniadakis went No. 58.
9:22 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Massachusetts shows how barbecue is done
If you're hankering for down-home barbecue, Las Vegas has plenty to offer, from Mike Mills' real pit Memphis Championship Barbecue restaurants to many hole-in-the-wall hideaways offering soul food and barbecued meats.
9:21 a.m.
Summer Lovin': Super Summer Theatre a true grass-roots effort
When: 8 p.m. through Saturday.
9:20 a.m.
New softball coach already likes it here
Lonni Alameda hasn't yet moved to Las Vegas from the San Francisco Bay area, but the new UNLV softball coach already thinks she has found the right place.
9:20 a.m.
Parts of many new laws take effect on Tuesday
CARSON CITY -- Key sections of more than 200 new laws passed by the 2003 Nevada Legislature take effect July 1 -- laws dealing with terrorists, kidnappers, malpractice insurance rates, the state budget, ex-felons' voting ...
9:12 a.m.
Oldest ranch in Nevada being sold for development
GENOA -- Since the California Gold Rush, cows have grazed the pastures of the Adams Ranch just north of this quaint town nestled against the Sierra Nevada.
9:12 a.m.
Former Miss Nevada Kaye dies
Cheryle Thompson moved to Las Vegas at the age of 18 to pursue a singing career. Instead she found a job as a showgirl at the Sahara Hotel and parlayed her beauty into the Miss ...
9:11 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: No peace to keep
WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE advocating the use of American or United Nations' peacekeepers to separate the Israelis and Palestinians? More and more the whispers putting forth this insane idea are being repeated by others who ...
9:10 a.m.
Adderley/Davis collaboration, 'Somethin' Else,' is just that
Artist: Cannonball Adderley.
9:03 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: For a good time, try abstinence
Card-carrying virgins and smut handbill hawkers standing elbow-to-elbow on the Las Vegas Strip.
9:03 a.m.
'Showgirls' ready to bust out of San Remo theater
What: "Showgirls of Magic."
9:02 a.m.
Scene Selection -- Geoff Carter: Documentary is an anatomy of a great album
"We're either going to get something great or lose our (expletive) minds," says Jay Bennett, the former guitarist of critically acclaimed band Wilco. He's talking about the making of "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," and his optimism ...
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Kefalas feels fine playing Baccarat
Heather Kefalas was one of many Las Vegas entertainers who lost work after 9-11, when tourism took a brief nosedive.
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Comedian Gold mines for hits on TV, theater stage
Judy Gold insists her family isn't much different than most in the United States. Aside from the fact her young sons have two mothers, everything else is status quo.
8:58 a.m.
On display for June 27, 2003
Artist Mario Arango will demonstrate the art of woodcutting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday in July at the Valley of Fire State Park. Woodcut prints will be on display as well. Admission ...
8:56 a.m.
Datebook for June 27, 2003
The City of North Las Vegas will hold its fourth annual "Independence Day Jubilee" celebration at 6 p.m. Thursday at James Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino Eldorado. The fireworks show is at 9 p.m. Admission is ...
8:55 a.m.
Performing Arts for June 27, 2003
Free concert
8:55 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Korean nightmare lingers
Mike O'Callaghan is the Las Vegas Sun executive editor.
6:09 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Project is a state of mind
Susan Snyder's column appears Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Reach her at [email protected] or (702) 259-4082.
5:44 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Colosseum looks to Latin theme
VegasBeat appears Sunday through Friday in the Las Vegas Sun. Timothy McDarrah can be reached at [email protected] or at (702) 259-4096.
5:42 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Withholding of Yucca information won't fly
Benjamin Grove covers Washington, D.C., for the Sun. He can be reached at [email protected] or (202) 662-7245.
5:41 a.m.
Editorial: Regulators won't do their jobs
Last week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission turned down the requests of the state of California and of utilities in Nevada and Oregon to get out of the long-term electricity contracts they entered into with ...
5:40 a.m.
Editorial: From fun and games to wing tips and suits
The city of Las Vegas was sold on a concept before it spent $32 million on land and an underground parking garage for downtown's Neonopolis, at Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. The vision was ...
5:39 a.m.
Las Vegas teen sets sights on Junior Miss crown
Catherine Cole is smart, ambitious and loving. She embodies the qualities of a Junior Miss, according to her longtime friend and former contestant Bonnie Carmalt.
5:39 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Give Jessica room to breathe and heal
Mike O'Callaghan is executive editor of the Sun and a columnist for the Henderson Home News, where this column originally appeared.
5:39 a.m.
Two schools of thought
WEEKEND EDITION June 28-29, 2003
5:39 a.m.
Lowering the Boom
WEEKEND EDITION June 28-29, 2003
5:38 a.m.
Nevada volunteer aiding in Midwest disaster recovery
WEEKEND EDITION June 28-29, 2003
5:37 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: County pay raise vote is ill timed
Jeff German's column appears Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays in the Sun. Reach him at [email protected] or (702) 259-4067.
5:36 a.m.
Closing poison center costly, officials say
But the poison center is scheduled to shut its doors at the end of this month, following a national trend of centers crippled or closed by budget cuts. Oregon Health & Sciences University is cutting ...
4:46 a.m.

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