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Archive for May 9, 2003

Las Vegas non-profit files class action against lender
David Olshan, managing attorney for the Nevada Fair Housing Center, a Las Vegas-based nonprofit agency, said Fairbanks Capital intentionally mishandled the mortgage of Las Vegas-resident Manuel Serrano, forcing the loan into default and assessing penalties ...
11:30 a.m.
Budget cuts, layoffs could slow Yucca Mountain study
Two separate events Thursday -- a possible budget cut and announcement of potential layoffs -- could slow down efforts to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain.
11:27 a.m.
Mine blast startles northwest residents
An unexpected boom in northwest Clark County startled some residents this morning, and officials plan to investigate whether the sound was tied to a scheduled gypsum mine blast near Blue Diamond.
11:26 a.m.
School employees to lose cell phones
In a move that's as much about saving face as money, Clark County School District officials plan to hang up hundreds of cellular phones provided to administrators.
11:25 a.m.
Timing of library bond questioned
Proponents of a $50.6 million library bond issue on next month's general election ballot say the time is right to add four new branches to the Las Vegas-Clark County district. Local library checkouts are up ...
11:24 a.m.
Battle rages over 'do not call' telemarketing bill
CARSON CITY -- The battle to win consumers hearts continued Thursday as a Senate panel replaced a Democratic telemarketing registry bill with a Republican's version.
11:21 a.m.
Heritage College sold to N.Y. firm
Heritage College, Southwest Education's sole operation, will retain its name under Kaplan's management.
11:20 a.m.
News briefs for May 9, 2003
Although McCarran International Airport recorded only a 38 mph wind gust on Thursday, other areas of Southern Nevada felt a stronger sting of a late, cold storm that moved east Thursday night.
11:19 a.m.
Good news, bad news on Nevada casino win
CARSON CITY -- Despite the war in Iraq, Nevada's casinos industry continued to win more money from unlucky gamblers in March compared to March 2002.
11:16 a.m.
Jewelry kiosk owner's murder baffles police
The last time Metro Police can account for jewelry koisk owner Anthony Limongello's whereabouts was Sunday night, when he drove past the guard at his gated Rhodes Ranch community in his 2002 black Lincoln Navigator.
11:16 a.m.
Station offered best deal for San Francisco-area casino
When an Indian tribe near San Francisco decided this year to build a casino, it bypassed suitors at some of the nation's largest casino companies to select Station Casinos Inc. for the job.
11:16 a.m.
Summit View gets funds to reopen
CARSON CITY -- Summit View, the youth prison in North Las Vegas that has been mothballed since March 2002, appears set to be reopened.
11:15 a.m.
Flag flap: Residents, homeowners association argue over how Old Glory is displayed
Jack Irvin's patriotism has him at odds with his homeowners association in the Lynbrook community of Las Vegas.
11:15 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: RJC may finally be in good hands
But you would be wrong.
11:14 a.m.
Nuke waste argument focuses on Baltimore tunnel fire
WASHINGTON -- The Baltimore train tunnel fire burned at peak temperatures up to 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit during its first three hours, a fire expert who studied the blaze said Thursday. That's higher than the average ...
11:14 a.m.
Regulatory environment worries CEO of SW Gas
Minutes before addressing Southwest Gas Corp.'s annual shareholders meeting Thursday, the company's top executive expressed concern over the state Public Utilities Commission's pending decision on Nevada Power Co.'s $195 million rate case.
11:14 a.m.
IGT a sleeping giant in 'Net gaming
Even before major casino companies announced plans to operate Internet gambling sites abroad, the industry's largest supplier, International Game Technology, had exited the business by pulling its stake in a Sydney-based content provider to Web ...
11:13 a.m.
Big residence club planned for Las Vegas Boulevard South
South Las Vegas LLC, a joint venture formed by Investment Equity, Las Vegas, and Southern California-based GreenPark Cos. and Zenith Development Corp. Inc., announced Thursday that a company it would not identify is planning a ...
11:13 a.m.
CCSN wins series opener vs. Southern Idaho
The Coyotes are ranked ninth in the nation by the NJCAA and can advance to the district championship next week in Coolidge, Ariz., by winning today's 7 p.m. game or, if necessary, a 1 p.m. ...
11:05 a.m.
Controversy not foreign to college tennis
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11:05 a.m.
Biggest issue is pay
It's easy to measure the impact of the foreign players on NCAA tennis. All you need to do is look at the rosters and the rankings.
11:05 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Douglas tourney is a celebrity club
Well, I do have a tip if you want to get some face time with, alphabetically, Marc Anthony, Jim Belushi, Jimmy Buffett, Jackie Chan, George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, David Duchovny, Clint Eastwood, Andy Garcia, ...
10:57 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: NCAA plays game, but ignores rules
Tim Cass was among the first to offer comment.
10:12 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Wrestlers welcome on Las Vegas mat
If you're going out to the U.S. National Wrestling Championships at the Las Vegas Convention Center this weekend, don't make the same mistake I did and take a right turn upon entering the north exhibit ...
10:12 a.m.
UNLV athletes honored
The nominees for the UNLV Olympic Sportsman of the Year award were announced. They are swimming and diving's Jonathan Hugo and golf's Ryan Moore.
10:08 a.m.
Rebels falls to BYU in MWC tournament
The Rebels (20-38) play a loser's bracket game today.
10:08 a.m.
UNLV's Oh leads field at NCAA West regional
Oh shattered the school's best single-round score by three strokes, a mark shared by herself and teammate Elena Kurokawa. The Rebels' ace carded six birdies and just a single bogey.
10:07 a.m.
Rhodes appeals ruling on Red Rock project review
Developer Jim Rhodes has appealed a decision by the Clark County Development Services Department that he must go through a potentially lengthy major project review process for his proposed community near Red Rock Canyon.
10:05 a.m.
No drugs found in Rainbow rampage suspect
After he was arrested, Carlos Burgarin of Las Vegas allegedly told Metro Police that he was on PCP and that Jesus had told him he needed to go to Zion National Park in Utah.
10:04 a.m.
Suspect in fatal jewelry heist jailed
Vu Nguyen is alleged to have been one of two men who took $1.72 million in watches from Chong Hing Jewelers at the Chinatown Plaza on Sept. 16, 1999.
10:00 a.m.
Gambling expansion package advances
The Illinois House's gambling committee voted 8-2 Thursday for one of three proposals sponsored by Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie -- a package Lang says could wipe out about half of the state's anticipated $5 billion ...
9:59 a.m.
Key lawmaker suggests legalization of casinos
House Speaker John Perzel, R-Philadelphia, said a state plan for slot machines expected to be considered next week by lawmakers does not go far enough.
9:59 a.m.
Discounts planned at 70 Vegas hotels
"Operation Welcome Home: Vegas Salutes the Military" is being called the first destination-wide effort to thank armed forces.
9:59 a.m.
Guilty plea made after charge of killing fetus is dropped
A Las Vegas man charged with stabbing his girlfriend in the stomach and killing her unborn child pleaded guilty to lesser charges on Thursday in a case his attorney says could have changed Nevada law. ...
9:57 a.m.
Parts distributor buys National inventory, to develop LV shop
Jet X Aerospace, Elk Grove Village, Ill., is developing an inventory of all types of aircraft parts and is establishing supply center locations at McCarran and at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
9:56 a.m.
Deputy commissioner at state FID retires
Scott Walshaw, division commissioner, said Evans had been with the department for about six years.
9:56 a.m.
Top-seeded Bulldogs continue to roll
The talk around Centennial's baseball field Thursday afternoon centered on how the host team appears to have adopted the attitude of the aggressor in the Sunset Region playoffs.
9:50 a.m.
Regents' invocation draws strong response
A roomful of higher education officials bowed their heads in prayer Thursday and pushed the boundaries of the First Amendment.
9:50 a.m.
GV shows it's for real, dumps Coronado in semis
The swagger is developing and the game is coming right along to back it up for the Green Valley softball team.
9:50 a.m.
Gay Pride week celebration features parade, festival
Dennis McBride, born and raised in the Las Vegas Valley and, at 48, "older than most of the buildings here," remembers the 1980s, when bars where he and other gay men went were raided routinely ...
9:49 a.m.
Centennial stays perfect
In the Sunrise Region, Northeast top seed Chaparral dismissed Green Valley (SE-2) 25-21, 25-23, 25-20. The Cowboys will take on Southeast top seed Silverado at 5 p.m. today, as the Skyhawks handled Las Vegas (NE-2), ...
9:49 a.m.
Gladiators try to secure their playoff future
Gone are fanciful thoughts of a first-round playoff bye and a favorable road to ArenaBowl XVII.
9:49 a.m.
Man who led police on chase is missing
A 29-year-old man who drove through a security checkpoint at Hoover Dam last week and then led police on a 60-mile chase through Arizona is missing. David Hamer was released last week on a personal ...
9:48 a.m.
Court briefs for May 9, 2003
A grand jury has indicted a Las Vegas man who prosecutors say had drugs in his system when he caused a collision that killed an elderly woman.
9:42 a.m.
Columnist Tony Renna: Making Indy field would be a dream come true
INDIANAPOLIS -- Being at Indy has been a goal for a long, long time.
9:39 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: The object of contempt
There were two stories this week -- one involving the federal government and its disdain for Nevada and the other dealing with Nevadans and their disdain for one another -- that point out a growing ...
9:38 a.m.
Rookie Renna tops 230 mph in Indy practice
Renna turned in his fastest lap of the month at 230.309 mph in the Cure Autism Now/HomeMed Dallara/Toyota, the eighth-fastest driver among 24 drivers who were preparing for the 87th Indianapolis 500.
9:38 a.m.
John still loves game of baseball
Eleven years after he first put on a major-league uniform, Tommy John wasn't ready to leave the game.
9:38 a.m.
Royster still shaken by player's death
Jerry Royster nearly spent four recent days at Cashman Field without fielding an inquiry about Mike Sharperson.
9:35 a.m.
51s snapshot
A 6-foot-3 left-hander from Southhampton, N.Y., Gulin has been helped by magnificent run support, as the 51s have generated 33 runs the last four time's he's stepped on the hill.
9:34 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Volunteers gather to build water source for bighorn sheep
Sixty-one volunteers from the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn and other outdoors organizations were on hand recently to assist the Nevada Division of Wildlife in providing an accessible water source for our state animal -- ...
9:34 a.m.
Editorial: Children's health is the loser
It's a shame that the Assembly Judiciary Committee didn't amend the Senate's bill and recommend legislation that would protect children from harmful secondhand smoke in public places. The full Assembly has yet to vote on ...
9:33 a.m.
Editorial: Don't water down bill on poaching
In Nevada the ratio is likely far worse because there are far fewer game wardens. Nationally, the state average is one game warden for every 750 square miles. Nevada has only 34 game wardens to ...
9:33 a.m.
Las Vegas Area Fishing Report: Anglers landing bass, catfish at Overton Arm
Anglers who have been trying their luck in the Overton Arm at Lake Mead have been having fair results for striped bass and channel catfish by fishing around Fish Island toward the Virgin Bowl and ...
9:33 a.m.
Obituaries for May 9, 2003
Dale Edward Allen, 46, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1956, in Michigan. A resident for 17 years, he was a plumber.
9:32 a.m.
Boating accidents down in '02, but fatalities rise
Boating accidents were down sharply despite an increase in boating fatalities in the state last year, according to a report compiled by the Nevada Division of Wildlife.
9:32 a.m.
Political notebook: The Dirty Dozen huddle to talk about budget, taxes
CARSON CITY -- A core group of 12 lawmakers representing both the budget and taxation committees has begun meeting to try to bring the right and left hands of the legislative process together.
9:28 a.m.
Firefighter makes cancer legislation personal
CARSON CITY -- While North Las Vegas firefighter Bill Harnedy may be losing his battle with cancer, he is now expected to win approval for a bill that would give fellow firefighters a clearer law ...
9:27 a.m.
Partisan disagreement deadlocks progress on education funding
CARSON CITY -- Stumbling blocks keep piling up in the state's financing of public schools as Republicans and Democrats deadlocked Thursday on issues such as teacher pay and a longer school year.
9:27 a.m.
Panel passes election ethics bill
CARSON CITY -- A Senate panel narrowly approved a bill Thursday to repeal the law that puts the state in the position of being a "truth squad" in deciding whether a political candidate lied about ...
9:26 a.m.
Letter: If only Gore had won the election
The United States would still be prosperous and peaceful, and President Clinton's huge "rainy day" surplus would still be intact instead of squandered on enormous tax cuts (payoffs) to the wealthiest Republican supporters and contributors.
9:26 a.m.
Letter: It's no wonder critics see U.S. as hypocritical
Is it any wonder that our critics overseas accuse us of hypocrisy?
9:26 a.m.
Townsend, Conklin duel over competing telemarketing bills
CARSON CITY -- The battle to win consumers hearts continued Thursday as a Senate panel replaced a Democratic telemarketing registry bill with a Republican's version.
9:25 a.m.
Medical terms clarified for LV zoning regulations
Modifications to the way Las Vegas defines drug and alcohol treatment facilities were made to the city's zoning code on Thursday.
9:25 a.m.
First bonds to be issued for parks
CARSON CITY -- Voters last November approved a $200 million proposal for new parks and recreational facilities, and the first bonds will be issued next month.
9:24 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gordon taking aim at front of Indy field
When Robby Gordon signed on with Andretti Green Racing to drive for injured Dario Franchitti in this month's Indianapolis 500, it didn't look as if there would be enough car/driver combinations to fill the 33-car ...
9:22 a.m.
'Terrorism' letter angers officials
A four-page letter titled "Freedom From Terrorism: Micro-Terrorists Blight Boulder City, Nevada," and mailed to city voters in the last week is full of lies and may violate state election laws, Boulder City Attorney Dave ...
9:21 a.m.
Community briefs for May 9, 2003
The Henderson Police Athletic League will host the Western Regional Junior Olympic Boxing Tournament at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Boys & Girls Club, 401 Drake St., Henderson.
9:20 a.m.
Las Vegas Motor Speedway Points
The Strip at LVMS
9:16 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., International Game Technology, 6811 Spencer St.; 1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m., Derfelt Elementary School, 1900 S. Lisa Lane; 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., International Game Technology, 1085 Palms Airport.
9:11 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Sahara's decision adds to revamped Casbar
The Casbar Lounge at the Sahara has undergone a makeover, both physically and philosophically.
9:07 a.m.
'Miss' match; Foreboding 'Miss Saigon' an odd fit for Las Vegas
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday through May 16; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 17-18.
8:51 a.m.
Scene Selections -- Geoff Carter: 'Potter' sequel lacks surprises
The best part of "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," now available on a two-disc DVD set packed with extras (Warner Home Video, $29.95), is knowing that it's the last time Chris Columbus is ...
8:41 a.m.
Grammy-winning band faithfully follows musical path
What: "Come Together and Worship" featuring Third Day, Michael W. Smith and Max Lucado.
8:39 a.m.
Performing Arts for May 9, 2003
'Jazz in the Park'
8:37 a.m.
Mature audiences still enjoying 'Folies'
"Folies Bergere."
8:37 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: West is fielding requests for his funny magic
It's probably safe to assume most magicians take their craft seriously. But not Fielding West.
8:35 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Time an important element in Vegas shows
Apparently, southern jam band Gov't Mule played for more than five hours Saturday night at the New Orleans Jazz Festival.
8:33 a.m.
On display for May 9, 2003
Henderson will host its sixth annual ArtFest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Water Street between Atlantic Avenue and Basic Road, in front of Henderson City Hall and inside the Henderson ...
8:32 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Mother can eat like a queen in Las Vegas Sunday
In addition to gifts, celebrate Mother by taking her out for a special meal Sunday.
8:31 a.m.
Datebook for May 9, 2003
The Super Summer Theatre celebrates its 28th year of family entertainment with its annual "Woodsy Owl Day" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park. The event is free. ...
8:30 a.m.
2003 Mother of the Year Awards
The honorees were nominated by friends, family members and colleagues, who noted their dedication and giving natures.
5:45 a.m.
Highlights of March 2003 revenue report on Nevada casinos
-STATEWIDE: $834.7 million win, up 3.4 percent.
5:44 a.m.
Weir Here
For more than 30 years Bob Weir spent his nights collaborating with fellow Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Jerry Garcia.
5:33 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Powell's lunch is a leftover
VegasBeat got a somewhat frantic call Friday morning from Peggy Cifrino, the deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
5:31 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Mom gets the gift she needs
But one item caught my attention:
5:30 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Taxes rest with posturing lawmakers in back room
A dozen key lawmakers are meeting behind closed doors to build consensus on a budget and taxes while some of the same legislators are openly taking stands they privately eschew.
5:27 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Nevada delegation's fingerprints on several bills
Lost in the shuffle of roughly 3,500 bills introduced in Congress this year -- that's about 70 per legislative working day so far -- is legislation that rarely draws media attention, ranging in topic from ...
5:21 a.m.
Letter: Proposed school cuts are slanted
Yes, we are in tight times and the school district monies need to be very accountable, but how does our central office administration explain a more top-heavy expensive district than several years ago when it ...
5:18 a.m.
Letter: Rhodes project would be boon to area, tax base
I am very familiar with the Red Rock area and this mountain the mine is on. The development proposal is a great way to enhance this property and it will not do any of the ...
5:17 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Rhodes saga is classic film noir
Little is what it seems in the story of developer Jim Rhodes' plan to erect thousands of homes not far from the Red Rock Conservation Area. In this "Blue Velvet" of a world, there are ...
5:17 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: The voices of reason
Where are our mothers' voices?
5:16 a.m.
Children left behind
Editor's note: Numerous national studies have found that Nevada ranks poorly in virtually every critical area regarding children. The state legislative session will end June 2, and all indications are that lawmakers will have done ...
5:16 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Station in Culinary Union's cross hairs
Union organizers quietly have been reaching out to workers at the company's 11 neighborhood casinos for months now.
5:13 a.m.
Editorial: A case of how spin contrasts with truth
Listening to the hue and cry from the White House, one would believe that the Democrats are mercilessly pummeling President Bush's judicial nominees. The president and Republicans are fuming that the system for confirming presidential ...
5:12 a.m.
Editorial: A looming crisis for children
Today the Las Vegas Sun begins a series of articles documenting conditions in Nevada that are leading to "The Perfect Storm" for children. The term, coined by a meteorologist, referred to the October 1991 storm ...
5:12 a.m.
Rhodes: Mine purchase began in 2001
Developer Jim Rhodes, whose plan to build homes at a gypsum mine near Red Rock Canyon has ignited a political firestorm, said Thursday he was in the process of buying the property for two years ...
2:49 a.m.

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