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Archive for September 5, 2003

Whoa! That's yellow! And Bellotti likes both quarterbacks
Jake Curtis of the San Francisco Chronicle said the neon yellow uniforms with green trim "resemble space suits in a cheap sci-fi movie."
12:55 p.m.
Medical board says no doctor exodus
RENO -- Despite warnings that doctors were leaving or closing their practices due to the rising cost of medical malpractice insurance, the state board that oversees medical licenses says there are more physicians with active ...
11:25 a.m.
Brutality of attack shocks family
Sitting in the lobby of University Medical Center's trauma unit, John Del Prado reached into the breast pocket of his shirt and pulled out a stack of business cards and folded-up scraps of paper.
11:23 a.m.
Apartments destroyed
The American Red Cross opened a phone line for those displaced from their homes by the fire at Russell Road and Boulder Highway. (866) 438-4636.
11:23 a.m.
Major fires in Las Vegas
The AeroTech rocket fuel plant at 1955 S. Palm St., near residential neighborhoods at Boulder Highway and St. Louis Avenue, burned, killing one person and seriously injured two others. It also destroyed five nearby businesses.
11:22 a.m.
Woman held in contempt ordered to spend 150 days in jail
A woman charged with attempted battery was told she would spend an extra five months in jail for arguing with a judge, despite laws that limit contempt punishment to 25 days in jail or a ...
11:20 a.m.
Witnesses name alleged leader of 311 Boyz attack
Several teens who witnessed last month's alleged gang attack in Summerlin told a grand jury who the instigator of the melee was, but they were unable to say who threw the five-pound rock that crushed ...
11:20 a.m.
Aladdin, Palms hit with labor complaints
The National Labor Relations Board has filed complaints against the Palms and Aladdin resorts, alleging the nonunion Las Vegas properties are illegally attempting to discourage workers from unionizing.
11:16 a.m.
Fire causes evacuation of about 60 residents
One minute, the sky was clear and calm, and Robin Jones and her son Aaron, 12, were relaxing in a swimming pool.
11:16 a.m.
Business briefs for Sept. 5, 2003
The government has notified Tenet Healthcare that it will hold proceedings to bar what had once been one of Tenet's most profitable hospitals from federal health care programs, the company announced on Thursday. The move ...
11:14 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Sept. 5, 2003
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. -- Recall fever has infected Rohnert Park, where citizens opposed to a proposed Indian casino announced plans to try and recall the entire city council.
11:14 a.m.
Restaurant pianists exempt from tax
Restaurants wouldn't have to pipe in taped music to avoid a new tax under guidelines being considered by the state Gaming Control Board.
11:14 a.m.
Union protests at Wal-Mart
Danny Thompson, secretary-treasurer of the Nevada State AFL-CIO, spoke at the rally. The UFCW has been trying for two years to organize Wal-Mart and Sam's Club workers in Las Vegas, but so far no local ...
11:14 a.m.
Boy escapes raging water
A 10-year-old Henderson boy skateboarding in a concrete flood channel was hit by a wall of brown water and swept away as strong thunderstorms raked the southeast valley Thursday afternoon.
11:13 a.m.
Tax panel not clear on who pays
Although the new business license fee took effect July 1, the state's Tax Commission is still no closer to defining who is supposed to pay the $100 a year levy.
11:12 a.m.
Man slain outside NLV store
People in the area heard gunshots about 8:20 p.m. and called police. When officers arrived they found the victim with several gunshot wounds in his chest, Officer Justin Roberts, spokesman for the police department, said.
11:11 a.m.
Reserves sergeant from LV killed in Kuwait
Growing up as a surfer and musician on the famed North Shore of Hawaii, Cameron Sarno always took the time to look out for his family and friends -- and taking care of others carried ...
11:10 a.m.
Morgan Stanley settles FERC charges
NEW YORK -- Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. has agreed to pay $857,089 to settle charges it violated power market trading rules during the Western energy crisis in 2000 and 2001, according to documents filed ...
11:09 a.m.
Homeless man pulled from wash
Steven Brooks said all he saw at first was water churning through the wash that passes under Eastern Avenue at Pebble Road.
11:08 a.m.
Man arrested in stolen gun case
Acting on a tip, detectives said they watched Michael Fitzgerald, a felon, enter a gated community in southwest Las Vegas and steal a bicycle and tools out of a garage, Moses said.
11:07 a.m.
Fund-raising effort for flood victims launched
Officials announced Thursday a local fund-raising effort and a low-interest loan program provided by the federal government to help victims of last month's flooding, but residents whose homes were damaged say it's too little and ...
11:06 a.m.
Developer enters Reno market
Del Webb has five master-planned communities in the Las Vegas area. Pulte Homes Inc., Del Webb's parent company based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., is a major builder with Pulte-branded developments throughout Southern Nevada. Pulte does ...
11:03 a.m.
LV closes three community offices
The reasons cited for the move included lack of foot traffic at the centers, the fact that council members have liaisons to serve the same purpose and the savings in rental fees for the offices.
11:03 a.m.
Las Vegas union dispute simmers
U.S. District Court Judge Howard McKibben last week rejected a motion for a preliminary injunction from 12 former leaders of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 720 in Las Vegas who wanted to ...
11:01 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 5, 2003
The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday denied an appeal from a Las Vegas woman who was left blind as the result of a medical procedure.
11:01 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: Gorman must slow Foothill freshman
Maybe a little inverse proportion is in order for this week's prep football games.
11:00 a.m.
Sports news briefs for September 5, 2003
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch dropped his assault complaint against rival Jimmy Spencer, who punched him in the face after a race Aug. 17 at Michigan International Speedway.
10:57 a.m.
Transportation bill would give state $75 mil.
WASHINGTON -- The Las Vegas monorail project would get $25 million in federal funding while another $5 million would be infused into the widening of the Las Vegas beltway and $7 million more would go ...
10:55 a.m.
Fired NLV city manager Fritsch files suit against city
Former North Las Vegas City Manager Kurt Fritsch filed a lawsuit Thursday against the city, claiming the City Council violated the state Open Meetings Law, the City Charter and Fritsch's contract when it fired him ...
10:51 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Football betting show takes root in Vegas
Wayne Allyn Root is. The noted football prognosticator taped the first episode of his nationally broadcast show Thursday in Las Vegas. The show was based in Los Angeles for its first three years.
10:51 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: DA keeps lid on key Binion info
His lawyer, Jonathan MacArthur, describes what the former Binion defense investigator has to offer as "the best piece of information in the millennium" -- at least in Las Vegas, which has soaked up every tidbit ...
10:21 a.m.
Board told no local branch of medical examiners needed
RENO -- After being prodded by some state lawmakers to open a branch office in Las Vegas, the state Board of Medical Examiners on Thursday was told by Southern Nevada doctors that a Clark County ...
9:48 a.m.
Reid plans to hold up NRC selection
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., will place a hold on President Bush's pick for a seat on the five-member Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the White House rejected his science adviser for another spot on ...
9:47 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 5, 2003
Shirley G. Bemus, 89, of Boulder City died Tuesday in a local care center. She was born Aug. 18, 1914, in Riceville, Iowa. A resident for 25 years, she was a retired accounting clerk.
9:41 a.m.
CCSN opens science building
Stalled fund-raising, budget cuts and a lightning strike didn't stop the Community College of Southern Nevada from opening a new science building Thursday.
9:40 a.m.
Groups can leave state health program
CARSON CITY -- Groups of state workers are now eligible to apply to pull out of the state's beleaguered health insurance program that recently cut benefits.
9:39 a.m.
Plans made for State College area
Proposals for the Nevada State College at Henderson put the campus next to a mini-downtown anchored by a train station surrounded by shops and offices, with apartments above them, a city planner said Thursday.
9:38 a.m.
Thursday's prep results
Bishop Gorman def. Cimarron-Memorial, 25-21, 25-14, 25-13: Apryl Roberts totaled 10 kills and four blocks, Carly Babin had eight kills, and Ashley Olson tallied 21 assists to lead the Gaels.
9:38 a.m.
Fishing report: Fishermen find success at Lake Mead
Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) creel census clerks said that striped bass fishing continued to be outstanding at Lake Mead.
9:37 a.m.
Thurston, Chen, Hill draw top grades
The 21st year of Triple-A ball in Las Vegas featured a no-hitter at home, the threat of a single-season hitting record, a veteran using Cashman Field to springboard back to the majors and a few ...
9:36 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Hearn snares ride in weekend IRL race
Henderson resident Richie Hearn will return to the Indy Racing League this weekend for the first time since the Indianapolis 500 and drive for Team Menard in Sunday's Delphi Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway.
9:36 a.m.
Reilly, Deane reach accord on recorder's office woes
Clark County Recorder Fran Deane and County Manager Thom Reilly reached a sort of detente before a taping of a cable news program Thursday.
9:35 a.m.
Residents embrace tribe's bingo proposal
SANTEE, S.C. -- Little by little, Patsy Clemons has watched this sleepy tourist town off Interstate 95 begin waking up during the past 20 years as new golfing and fishing attractions opened.
9:35 a.m.
Medals of Honor found in shop
The three medals, one each from the Air Force, the Navy and the Army, were displayed in a window of Bargain Pawn, 1901 Las Vegas Blvd. North, said Special Agent Todd Palmer, an FBI spokesman.
9:35 a.m.
Columnist Barb Henderson: Local trout group sponsoring annual One-Fly event
The Southern Nevada Chapter of Trout Unlimited (SNCTU) continues to be an active conservation fishing group providing proper casting to achieve its mission -- to conserve, protect and restore North America's cold-water fisheries and their ...
9:35 a.m.
Goldwater rejects run for Congress
Democratic Assemblyman David Goldwater will not run against Rep. Jon Porter next year. Goldwater said he can be more effective as a veteran in Carson City than as a freshman in D.C., where his party ...
9:34 a.m.
Website asks Deane to resign
A Las Vegas resident running an Internet consulting business is taking a shot at bringing down Clark County Recorder Fran Deane, urging her to resign.
9:34 a.m.
State lawmakers ready for fiscal push in capital
WASHINGTON -- Congress' summer recess has ended and Nevada's lawmakers have returned to Washington to continue work on a variety of legislative priorities before adjourning for the year.
9:33 a.m.
Columnist Steve Guiremand: MWC to make pitch for BCS membership
For the Mountain West Conference, it's time to put up or shut up.
9:32 a.m.
Gaughan takes 7th, reclaims points lead
Brendan Gaughan didn't know whether to laugh or cry after he finished seventh in Thursday night's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Richmond International Speedway and regained the series points lead.
9:31 a.m.
UNLV (1-0) at Kansas (0-1)
4 p.m., Memorial Stadium (artificial turf) TV: None Radio: KBAD 920 AM
9:30 a.m.
Group wants light to shine in mountain cave
Some of Barbara Orcutt's earliest summer memories are of Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, being awed by the natural underground beauty.
9:25 a.m.
Video gambling trial under way
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The man who once ran the state's largest video gambling operation came close to a contempt charge during his trial Thursday, a federal judge said.
9:24 a.m.
Payrolls slashed, but unemployment rate falls
August was the seventh consecutive month of cuts in payrolls, a survey released by the Labor Department showed, indicating continuing weakness in the job market. Analysts had expected companies to add 12,000 new jobs.
9:22 a.m.
UNLV eyes road success
John Robinson said his former boss, USC coaching legend John McKay, used to call it the best minute in football.
9:19 a.m.
Columnist Sal DeFilippo: Nothing good can come from NFL exhibitions
Every August, the debate surfaces, particularly when a star player gets injured.
9:17 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Confident Rebels envision 2-0 record
This is not a team that has the luxury of an easy game on its schedule, in part because the season-long competition is pretty decent and in part because of its own shortcomings.
9:15 a.m.
Columnist Adam Candee: C-M must contain Foothill freshman
Maybe a little inverse proportion is in order for this week's prep football games.
9:14 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Another turf war casualty
You don't have to run with the Bloods and Crips to get caught up in a turf war these days.
9:12 a.m.
Letter: Letter's anti-gay views appalling
8:50 a.m.
Letter: Clinton deserves praise, not scorn
President Clinton ran our country in a superior manner. Our economy was booming and he made certain that nonmillionaire working, disabled and retired loyal Americans came first and were treated with respect.
8:50 a.m.
Letter: All Nevadans must pay their fair share of taxes
This recall mania is an insult to people who understand the responsibility of government. No government can exist without taxes and I, for one, do not mind paying my fair share.
8:50 a.m.
Editorial: Give at-risk schools the top priority
Martha Young, associate dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, explained the widespread problem to Sun reporter Emily Richmond in a story that ran Thursday. "It's no secret that ...
8:49 a.m.
Editorial: Northwest now needs a flood of support
Yet their losses represent individual hardships no less severe than if another thousand or two homes and businesses had been involved. That's why we support the local drive to raise at least $300,000 through the ...
8:48 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Disturbing attitudes
I don't know which is more disturbing -- the news that there is a gang of middle-class white boys who batter their prey almost beyond recognition, or family members and friends who practically ignore their ...
8:37 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: No news is good news to irate entertainer Overton
Listen as the comic-turned-actor -- who takes the stage through Sunday at Catch a Rising Star at Excalibur -- rants about the widespread panic caused by cable news-station tickers, along with coverage of epidemic illness ...
8:37 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Hospitality industry honors students
No one knew better than these savvy professionals that the demand for culinary and management support was rapidly increasing. They accepted the challenge to raise scholarship funds.
8:36 a.m.
Some of Ramones' best at 'Home'
To the considerable consternation of my wife, a lot of the music I listen to tends to be meandering and abstruse.
8:36 a.m.
Nostalgia triggers Pistols reunion
Something rotten is headed to Las Vegas.
8:36 a.m.
Touching Down: Legendary Kirov Ballet takes spotlight at Aladdin
"People are calling and asking, 'Is it the real Kirov? Is it really the Kirov?'" Galina Kubrak, president of the entertainment company, said. "Yes. It's really the Kirov."
8:35 a.m.
Columnist Geoff Carter -- Scene Selection: 'Meaning of Life' DVD set a triumph of repackaging
The film's effect on me was immediate and profound. To this day, I can't look at after-dinner mints without thinking "wafer-thin," I believe that fish can think and I can't ponder the Catholic Church without ...
8:32 a.m.
Columnist Spencer Patterson: Magazine's top-100 guitarists list hits too many sour notes
It appears generating disagreement was about all the magazine's editors had in mind when they compiled their picks for the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
8:32 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Lounge acts are here, there and everywhere
For decades the free venues have provided alternatives to high-priced, main-room performances by big-name stars.
8:31 a.m.
'Lord' cast still dancing in the dark at Venetian
The 42 Irish dancers are anxiously awaiting a decision by The Venetian management about the future of the immensely popular production by Michael Flatley, former lead dancer of "Riverdance," itself an immensely popular production.
8:30 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Baby, this program is a big hit
It was obvious that Dubowe, of Sun City, was having quite a party -- a baby shower, actually.
8:29 a.m.
Datebook for Sept. 5, 2003
The Clark County Parks and Community Services Department presents "The Starlight Movie Series" today at Paradise Park at Tropicana and McLeod. The free movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Bring picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs, ...
8:29 a.m.
On Display for Sept. 5, 2003
The S2 Art Center, 1 E. Charleston Blvd., will celebrate First Friday with demonstrations of their antique lithography presses and a showing of cat- and dog-themed artwork from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today (888) ...
8:28 a.m.
Performing Arts for Sept. 5, 2003
8:27 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Learning from the past
Collins, prior to the charges, had become known for how he spoke to his troops prior to combat. "Wipe them out if that is what they choose. But if you are ferocious in battle, remember ...
5:20 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Tax commission forced to do lawmakers' job
But that child is about to learn an early and unfortunate lesson in politics because of the hasty way Nevada's tax plan was written.
5:19 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Political corruption to continue till system overhauled
In May, after the corruption probe became public, the County Commission called back the 10-member task force of prominent citizens in an effort to restore the public's trust and confidence in county government. The names ...
5:18 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah:'Zumanity' faces the naked truth
In a remarkably candid conversation with VegasBeat last week, show choreographer Marguerite Derricks said her Cirque du Soleil bosses have given her a full three months beyond the show's Sept. 20 opening date to iron ...
5:12 a.m.
Sir Duke
WEEKEND EDITION: Sept. 7, 2003
5:10 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: 'Zumanity' faces the naked truth
In a remarkably candid conversation with VegasBeat last week, show choreographer Marguerite Derricks said her Cirque du Soleil bosses have given her a full three months beyond the show's Sept. 20 opening date to iron ...
4:39 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Ethics policy has some merit
What's so sad about this inexorable set of circumstances is that the county's ethics task force, revived by Commissioner Rory Reid and led by law school Dean Richard Morgan, produced a worthwhile product that commissioners ...
4:38 a.m.
Letter: Common-area pools would help
Common-area subdivision pools are very cost-effective, they must have lifeguards, and they are far safer than those currently in use by homeowners.
4:37 a.m.
Letter: U.S. cannot be world's police
President Bush made a big mistake. His ego induced him to avenge his father's mistakes. We need to stop policing the world and stop trying to democratize countries that are happy with their religion and ...
4:36 a.m.
Editorial: A nation that still is vulnerable
On Thursday it will have been two years since the 9-11 terrorist attacks, which killed more than 3,000 Americans on a single day. There haven't been any terrorist attacks in the United States after September ...
4:35 a.m.
Nevada students make semifinals of annual Discovery science contest
WEEKEND EDITION: Sept. 5, 2003
4:01 a.m.
Fall's finest feted at Harvest Festival
Arts and crafts connoisseurs can partake of everything from designer jewelry to homemade fudge at the 16th annual Las Vegas Harvest Festival through Sunday at Cashman Center, 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
4:01 a.m.
Single mom would like to send three children to camp
"My children have expressed to me many times their interest in attending camp," she writes. "Unfortunately, I am not able to afford the whole cost."
3:59 a.m.
Group hopes to help stem rising rate of HIV infection
Although there have been advances in drugs treating HIV and AIDS, many AIDS awareness groups say problems persist in making the public aware of the threat of HIV and AIDS. They are finding that young ...
3:59 a.m.

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