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Archive for October 20, 2003

5 other elected officials drew salaries
Wendell Williams and Morse Arberry were not the only Las Vegas Valley legislators who work for public entities to receive paychecks from their employers while the Legislature was in session.
11:22 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Oct. 20, 2003
A Utah company has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the common stock of Reno-based Holder Hospitality Group LLC in a deal to raise money to upgrade Holder's Silver Club Hotel & ...
11:20 a.m.
Nevada jobless rate steady
CARSON CITY -- Unemployment in Nevada remained steady from August to September at 5.2 percent with an estimated 56,000 people out of work -- but the rate was up from 5 percent in September 2002, ...
11:18 a.m.
CEO offers to buy bankrupt Vegas company
In Business Las Vegas, a sister newspaper to the Las Vegas Sun, reported Jitters filed for bankruptcy protection in January, but has struggled to make a profit since and has not filed a reorganization plan.
11:17 a.m.
Vegas strip club auctioned
Robert Deiro and Associates, the Las Vegas firm that handled the sale, reported strong interested in the auction, saying it received an estimated 20 telephone calls a day leading up to the sale from potential ...
11:17 a.m.
News briefs for Oct. 20, 2003
A 75-year-old pedestrian was in critical condition at University Medical Center after a Ford Mustang struck him on Las Vegas Boulevard South near Riviera Boulevard about 1 a.m. Sunday, police said.
11:17 a.m.
Southwest drops agent commissions
Southwest Airlines, the largest commercial passenger carrier at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport, will stop paying travel agency commissions in December, the company announced today.
11:16 a.m.
Discount airline to be launched from Pittsburgh next summer
PITTSBURGH -- While US Airways contemplates cutting service at its hub at Pittsburgh International Airport, a new discount airline is set to take off from there next summer.
11:15 a.m.
Funds donated for research
The center was formed in 1996 by the American Gaming Association, the industry's federal lobbying arm, to raise money for research on pathological gambling.
11:15 a.m.
Despite price increases, Golden Gate sticks with 99-cent shrimp cocktail
Turbulence in the shrimp market will have no effect on a Las Vegas landmark's famous offering.
11:14 a.m.
Yucca ads anger Reid
WASHINGTON -- The Energy Department's ads offering free Yucca Mountain tours to the public counters what officials have told Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., in the past.
11:11 a.m.
Rodman cited after crash
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was cited Sunday morning on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed a borrowed motorcycle outside a strip club, Metro Police said.
11:11 a.m.
Man dies after crashing truck into tractor-trailer
The 2002 Freightliner, driven by 57-year-old Michael Miko, was stopped at a light on Craig Road about 4 a.m. when a speeding 1999 GMC pickup truck rear-ended the tractor-trailer, police said.
11:11 a.m.
Funding shortage drops some from child care help
Families that are the least poor are being dropped from the program to give others who are worse off a shot at the limited funding, officials said.
11:07 a.m.
Justice Facility expected to provide needed space
The dirt is moving on North Las Vegas' largest and most expensive construction project to date, the new $29.7 million Justice Facility, which has space for an expanded municipal court and new booking and release ...
11:02 a.m.
Suit alleges Mosley violated rights of defendants
A federal lawsuit filed against District Judge Donald Mosley alleges that he has violated hundreds of defendants' civil rights.
10:59 a.m.
Garcia, Goodman discuss joint projects
Clark County Schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia said he had a "promising" meeting last week with Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman to discuss a possible partnership between the district and city.
10:59 a.m.
Home at last
Foster care facts
10:59 a.m.
High school at college campus proposed
Nevada State College at Henderson tried to bring college to high school with little success, but now a high school may be moving in with the college.
10:57 a.m.
Sports briefs for October 20, 2003
Dallas is sending Raef LaFrentz, who signed a $69 million, five-year deal before last season, to the Celtics with Jiri Welsch and Chris Mills, players the Mavericks got in an offseason trade that also brought ...
10:54 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Breeders' Cup has mass appeal
Sharing the sports topic around the water cooler this week will be chatter about the World Series and talk about horse racing's World Series. The World Thoroughbred Championships. Or, for short, The Breeders' Cup.
10:53 a.m.
FBI plans no formal investigation into lobbying on tax issue
The FBI will not conduct a formal investigation into possible undue lobbying pressures exerted during the tax debate in the 2003 Legislature, a source familiar with the FBI's review of information about the situation said.
10:45 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: These aren't exactly kids in the Hall
The Las Vegas Casino Legends Hall of Fame held its annual induction ceremony Sunday afternoon at the Tropicana's Tiffany Theatre.
10:42 a.m.
Rebels unable to solve Utes QB
By Nick Christensen SUN CORRESPONDENT
10:41 a.m.
Player's death hit home for UNLV center
UNLV forward Louis Amundson began practice this weekend with a heavy heart and a fresh tattoo, near that heart, as a tribute to his best friend, Billy Feeney, who took his own life in late ...
9:57 a.m.
Edwards, Peters to face suspensions
A thin front line that lacks depth will likely be even thinner, and shallower, when the UNLV basketball team starts its season in one month.
9:57 a.m.
Companies allow players to wager on video games
DALLAS -- Think you're the best gamer in town? These days, you'll need more than the high score to prove it.
9:54 a.m.
Rebels' Fuimaono OK after being kicked in the face
Howie Fuimaono was out on the Rebel Park practice field on Sunday night taking snaps and running wind sprints with the rest of his teammates.
9:53 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Rebels' offense a thing of the past
Let's see now, the date of UNLV's victory against Wisconsin was Sept. 13, or 9-13.
9:52 a.m.
Just one title on the line in final week
The big drama is limited to one-quarter of the city.
9:49 a.m.
Rodman cited on suspicion of drunken driving
Rodman, 42, had been at the newly opened Treasures at 2801 Westwood Drive, near Rancho Drive and Sahara Avenue, for a couple of hours when he asked an employee if he could take a ride ...
9:46 a.m.
Longtime residents take a moment for Horn
About 1,000 longtime residents of the Las Vegas Valley gathered Sunday for the eighth annual Las Vegas Old Timers Reunion at the Stardust, and their thoughts were with one of their own who couldn't join ...
9:46 a.m.
Obituaries for Oct. 20, 2003
William Borman, 45, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. He was born June 16, 1958, in Brooklyn, N.Y. A resident for 11 years, he was a retired Air Force master sergeant and ...
9:42 a.m.
Traffic proposal would maintain bike lanes on Warm Springs stretch
Henderson residents hoping to keep dedicated bicycle lanes on a busy piece of Warm Springs Road now have another reason to hope their pleas will be granted.
9:39 a.m.
Position of equipment can be crucial for cops
At 5 feet, 6 inches and 153 pounds, Metro Police Officer Bob Hindi takes officer safety very seriously.
9:39 a.m.
Poker promoter Albrecht dies
When the Binion's Hall of Fame Poker Classic was canceled in 1992 because the Internal Revenue Service accused players of not reporting all of their gambling income, tournament director Jim Albrecht didn't panic.
9:38 a.m.
Man awarded more than $4 million in wake of bus crash
Walter Odinas, a 71-year-old retired apartment manager, filed suit against ATC Vancom, the company that operates the CAT bus system, and former bus driver Noe Rodriguez in August 2002. Rodriguez is no longer employed with ...
9:38 a.m.
Urban renewal hits Utah, MWC
While the Mountain West Conference is probably best known for its roster of veteran coaches that includes John Robinson, Fisher DeBerry and Sonny Lubick, don't expect Utah's Urban Meyer to join them in the AARP ...
9:20 a.m.
Editorial: Big need for coats, blankets
For the past 11 years in Las Vegas, thousands of coats and blankets have been handed out at the Stand Down for the Homeless event held every fall at Cashman Center. At this year's Stand ...
9:07 a.m.
Letter: Bush is looking other way on leak
Bush said: "This can't stand. We can't have leaks of classified information. It's not in our nation's interest." Fleischer followed with this statement: "The President wants to make certain that all people in government are ...
9:00 a.m.
Letter: Animals should not be exploited for entertainment
Furthermore, no one is doing tigers or other captive exotic animals any favors by depriving them of their instincts to hunt, roam and socialize with other members of their species in their natural habitats, and ...
8:59 a.m.
Editorial: Water pact is great, but drought not over
The deal works out well for growing Nevada, which will now be allowed -- nature permitting -- to take 10 percent or more above its basic allocation of Colorado River water. The deal reflects what ...
8:57 a.m.
Skynyrd concert an exercise in faded glory
Watching Lynyrd Skynyrd perform Saturday night, I couldn't help but wonder where the Southern rock band might be had frontman Ronnie Van Zant not been killed in the band's 1977 plane crash.
8:24 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Vandals had better learn to duck
And $1,000 to the first person who can lead Bureau of Land Management investigators to their door.
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for Oct. 20, 2003
While autumn is nearly a month old, you wouldn't know it by the look and feel of Las Vegas. Nevertheless, it's high time we desert dwellers got in the spirit of the season, starting with ...
8:19 a.m.

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