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Archive for October 1, 2003

Valley in top 20 for heavy traffic
A national traffic report has confirmed what most residents already suspected: Las Vegas is one of the top 20 urban areas with the heaviest congestion.
11:24 a.m.
Rizzolo files suit against Metro
Topless-club owner Rick Rizzolo has filed a federal lawsuit against Metro Police, alleging that officers conducted an illegal search of his Crazy Horse Too club on Oct. 4, 2001.
11:21 a.m.
Campus security major concern
Despite a death threat at community college campus and a spike in auto crimes and drug arrests at UNLV, students at both campuses were undaunted Tuesday by those reminders that crime happens even in a ...
11:20 a.m.
Man, 70, believed to be homicide victim
The man's family contacted police because they hadn't heard from him in several days, Lt. Tom Monahan of Metro's homicide unit said. A security officer found his body.
11:19 a.m.
Students in a bind: Cost of college textbooks rises sharply
After he scrounged together enough money to pay for tuition, UNLV freshman Warren Bumpus was shocked by the cost of his textbooks -- including a $94 price tag on a math book, he said.
11:18 a.m.
North Las Vegan arrested in shooting of wife, sister-in-law
Police have arrested a 50-year-old man who allegedly shot and critically injured his wife and her sister in North Las Vegas on Tuesday.
11:16 a.m.
Families of U.S. casualties yet to see fund money
CARSON CITY -- A fund established four months ago to help support the families of military personnel killed in Iraq has yet to issue its first checks.
11:14 a.m.
School bosses go car shopping
More than two dozen white Chevrolet Malibu sedans have been left outside Richard Ennes' office in the past month, but the Clark County School District's business manager is hoping for a few more sets of ...
11:14 a.m.
Culinary touts benefits of unions for casino owners
The casino industry's efforts to expand legalized gambling and fight casino tax hikes in several states over the past year might have been more successful had the industry sought greater support from unions, a local ...
11:12 a.m.
Teamsters picket home builders association
Teamsters picket home builders association
11:12 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Tourism ads prostitute Las Vegas
Doumani was the landlord of the Tropicana while the mob was skimming millions of dollars from the casino in the 1970s. Several mob bosses were convicted of stealing money from the Strip resort, but Doumani, ...
11:11 a.m.
Trizec reiterates no sale yet on Desert Passage
Tim Callahan, addressing the Banc of America Securities Office Conference in New York, said the outlook for a sale is good, but he still can't comment on the status of negotiations.
11:10 a.m.
Court: prison violated inmates' rights
CARSON CITY -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Nevada prison officials violated the constitutional rights of inmates by taking unauthorized deductions from their personal accounts.
11:10 a.m.
Valley Health says Desert Springs will not close
Valley Health System reiterated Tuesday that Desert Springs Hospital is not going to close or be converted into another type of hospital.
11:10 a.m.
Youths tell of attacks by gang suspect
Newly released grand jury transcripts reveal the testimony of three young men who claim alleged gang member Steven Gazlay violently attacked them on two occasions in northwest Las Vegas.
11:10 a.m.
Guinn adviser newest member of PUC
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn on Tuesday appointed his energy and economic adviser to the state Public Utilities Commission.
11:09 a.m.
Nevada retail sales growth strongest in three years
CARSON CITY -- In the biggest percentage increase since June 2000, Nevada businesses posted $2.950 billion in taxable sales in July, a 9.3 percent increase.
11:09 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Oct. 1, 2003
When the Westin Casuarina hotel-casino opens near the Las Vegas Strip this month, it will not be a union property. That's according to Culinary Union Local 226, which had represented restaurant and hotel workers at ...
11:09 a.m.
Team America closure hurting Nevadans
CARSON CITY -- The sudden closure of Team America, a national business services firm, has left about 180 Nevada employers and about 1,000 of their workers without payroll and possibly insurance, a state official said ...
11:09 a.m.
Olshan, sports betting guru, Gold Sheet publisher, dies
Mort Olshan, a lifelong sports fanatic who for more than a half century provided information to gamblers to encourage wise betting and who since 1957 has published "The Gold Sheet," died Thursday. He was 78.
10:58 a.m.
He is survived by one son, Virkio Baley of Las Vegas.
10:46 a.m.
10:14 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 1, 2003
Peter Baley, 91, of Las Vegas died Sunday in Las Vegas. An author, he was born Jan. 29, 1912, in the Ukraine.
9:47 a.m.
Auto incentives sweetened
GM, the world's largest automaker, already was offering heavy discounts on remaining 2003 models. The new deals on '04 cars and trucks run through Nov. 3.
9:43 a.m.
Court rules prison violated inmates' rights
CARSON CITY -- A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Nevada prison officials violated the constitutional rights of inmates by taking unauthorized deductions from their personal accounts.
9:43 a.m.
Stockbrokers asked to resign
Stockbrokers asked to resign
9:42 a.m.
Yucca backers lobby Congress on funds
WASHINGTON -- Yucca Mountain supporters canvassed Capitol Hill Tuesday urging lawmakers to support the $765 million slated to go toward the project, saying anything less will wind up costing everyone more money.
9:40 a.m.
More ancient treasures found
Scientists have discovered fossils from frogs, whipsnakes, glossy snakes and a grasshopper mouse never before found in the Las Vegas Valley, indicating a wetter environment existed here more than 40,000 years ago.
9:39 a.m.
Hispanics helped with job conflicts
Nevada is getting the nation's third toll-free government number for Hispanic immigrant workers to call about discrimination, pay disputes and handle other workplace issues.
9:39 a.m.
Porter aide to join Bremer staff in Iraq
Adam Mayberry, now a spokesman for the Airport Authority of Washoe County, will take over as Porter's press secretary on Oct. 13.
9:38 a.m.
Man arrested in theft of beer after 7-Eleven clerk slain
Police have arrested a man who allegedly stole beer from a 7-Eleven seconds after the store clerk was shot to death Tuesday.
9:38 a.m.
School principal found dead in Henderson home
Lisa Babcock, a veteran Clark County educator and principal of Gehring Elementary School, was found dead in her Henderson apartment early Tuesday, apparently of natural causes, police said.
9:37 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 1, 2003
Clark County was expected today to announce a new program to trim water use at its parks and on median strips along county roads.
9:37 a.m.
Mayor cautious as strides made on 61 acres
Las Vegas' civic dream appears to be coalescing.
9:32 a.m.
Ensign pushes VA to change hospital criteria
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., is trying to force the Veterans Affairs Department to consider rapid veteran population growth when deciding where to build hospitals or other medical facilities.
9:24 a.m.
Restaurant chain taken private
San Diego-based Garden Fresh operates 97 salad-buffet restaurants under the names "Souplantation" and "Sweet Tomatoes" in 15 states. It had revenue of $214.3 million for the year ended Sept. 30, 2002.
9:24 a.m.
Life sentence given in hotel killing
The same jurors that found Kenneth Grant guilty of first-degree murder with a deadly weapon in the death of David Sygnarski, 44, announced the sentence after a penalty phase before District Judge John McGroarty. Grant, ...
9:21 a.m.
Cameras in cell phones are latest court annoyance
As technology continues to advance, the judicial system must continue to take into account new gadgets that could potentially disturb court proceedings.
9:20 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Next year's CART race at LVMS could be in spring
Officials from CART and the Las Vegas Motor Speedway aren't talking for the record, but there are indications that next year's proposed Champ Car race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway could be held in the ...
9:14 a.m.
Deal ends ECHL strike
ECHL at a glance
9:13 a.m.
Wranglers begin building team
Las Vegas Wranglers coach and general manager Glen Gulutzan has been staring at a list of about a dozen young hockey players for more than a month.
9:10 a.m.
Corrales has beaten difficult times in life
It isn't every man who can come out of prison after a 13-month stay without a chip on his shoulder, let alone seem as cheerful as he did as a teenager.
9:07 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Golf course is no place for cellular phones
Some years ago I wrote a column criticizing the use of cell phones on golf courses, and how the impact of those annoying instruments of communication -- now considered the "in thing" and thus mandatory ...
9:06 a.m.
Thursday's horse racing entries
OAK TREE MEETING Post Time 1 p.m.
9:04 a.m.
Tuesday's prep results
Green Valley def. Vo-Tech, 25-9, 25-13, 25-8: The Gators cruised behind eight aces from Amanda Mueller, and six aces apiece from Lisa Pappas and Lindsey Schiess. Sarah Jensen recorded 12 assists and four aces.
9:04 a.m.
Stopping UNR's Cordova won't be an easy task
Editor's note: The key matchup of each UNLV football game will be previewed in the Sun this season and followed up after the game with an examination of how it turned out.
9:03 a.m.
Letter: War advocates never served
Vice President Dick Cheney, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, pundit Bill Kristol, columnist George Will, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett, House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and those Fox network stars, Bill O'Reilly and Sean ...
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Shouldn't charge veterans for food
If we can't afford to keep our military out of harm's way, then the least we can do is feed them when they are in the hospital suffering on our account. I wish I knew ...
9:01 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Quarterbacks taking too much abuse
Sports fans are notoriously fickle and perhaps they're entitled to be.
9:01 a.m.
Letter: Parents must know what their kids are doing
Before the party, I learned why they were such good kids. I received calls from several parents, asking: Who is chaperoning the party? Would there be alcohol? What time would the party end? Remember now, ...
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: Again, city treads on homeless
There was no attempt to reconcile the belongings with the approximately 20 owners. Just the opposite, in fact, took place. As homeless people arrived to retrieve their items -- many were inside the Salvation Army ...
9:00 a.m.
Editorial: A roundabout system
Nevada is one of only 12 states that does not partner with the Housing and Urban Development Department in resolving such complaints. For Nevadans, this means that they must file their complaints with the nearest ...
8:59 a.m.
Firms adjust to cigarette laws
Vending industry operators and companies that sell cigarettes out of machines say a new state law that becomes effective today to stem youth access to tobacco should mean little or no change in the way ...
8:58 a.m.
Community briefs for Oct. 1, 2003
The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary will present its seventh annual fall luncheon and fashion show beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Suncoast.
8:57 a.m.
Hearing planned on ethics updates
CARSON CITY -- The state Ethics Commission conducts its final public hearing Oct. 8 on updated regulations, but most of the changes are minor.
8:57 a.m.
New water rules, rates begin today
North Las Vegans will have to make sure their lawn-sprinkler timers are set for the right days, not wash their cars more than once a week -- and they will be paying more for their ...
8:57 a.m.
Immunization schedule for Oct. 1, 2003
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
8:56 a.m.
Report reveals a struggling society
A report released Tuesday shows that many people in the Las Vegas Valley are struggling to pay bills, lack health care, are having difficulty keeping their families together and are stressed out. These problems are ...
8:56 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: NPR newsman brings Iraq experience to Vegas
Westervelt was the guest of honor at a dinner hosted by KNPR-89.5 FM and attended by Mary and Bill Laub, Jackie and Drake Delanoy, Leo and Kathy Falkensammer, Deborah Jones, attorney Edward Lubbers and wife ...
8:31 a.m.

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