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Archive for September 22, 2003

Bodies being recovered from canyon
Authorities today were to begin removing bodies from the wreckage of a Las Vegas-based helicopter that crashed near the Grand Canyon on Saturday, the Mohave County sheriff's office said.
11:16 a.m.
Audit shows schools owed money for water lines
The Clark County School District is owed $187,580 from the Las Vegas Valley Water District, a reimbursement that's gone unclaimed for two years, according to a new audit of the district's $3.5 billion capital improvement ...
11:14 a.m.
Springing to life: Work continues on historic site
Just out of sight of the many motorists speeding along U.S. 95 at Valley View Boulevard, a $166 million effort is under way to reclaim the ancient birthplace of Las Vegas so that it can ...
11:13 a.m.
Harmon to be sentenced in mortgage company fraud
Former Assemblyman Harley L. Harmon was scheduled to be sentenced today after being found guilty of 34 counts of mail fraud in a scheme that cost investors more hundreds of thousands of dollars.
11:12 a.m.
State's effort to fine insurance company stalls
CARSON CITY -- A hearing by Nevada's insurance division over whether to fine an insurance company $24 million for touching off the medical malpractice crisis in Clark County is expected to be delayed at least ...
11:11 a.m.
Housing bias complaints rise
Nevada, one of the few states in the nation with no agency to handle housing discrimination complaints, has seen the number of complaints rise dramatically in the past three years.
11:10 a.m.
Critic says Nevada Power bills would soar under plan
Nevada Power Co. customers could see rates increase 82.5 percent if the utility is allowed to move ahead with the construction of two power plants, Nevada Consumer Advocate Tim Hay said on Friday.
11:09 a.m.
Event to showcase companies
The event is 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ocean Spray Cranberry World, 1301 American Pacific Drive.
11:09 a.m.
Gaming briefs for Sept. 22, 2003
WATERLOO, Iowa -- A group opposed to gambling wants to stop an Oct. 7 vote on whether a riverboat casino should be located in Black Hawk County.
11:09 a.m.
Business filings strong
Secretary of State Dean Heller said business filings rose by 12 percent in June, 14 percent in July and 13 percent in August compared to the same time of a year ago. A spokesman said ...
11:09 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 22, 2003
The fire that destroyed five businesses and caused more than $1 million in damage started in the attic of a popular restaurant, fire investigators announced. The cause of the fire is still is under investigation.
11:09 a.m.
Bail cut in half for alleged gang member
A district judge cut bail in half this morning for one of the alleged 311 Boyz on additional battery charges stemming from an attack in northwest Las Vegas in which two men were struck with ...
11:09 a.m.
Indictments 'imminent' for LV targets
Federal prosecutors have told the Las Vegas targets of the political corruption investigation linked to strip clubs that they only have days left to make deals because more indictments will be handed down as early ...
11:06 a.m.
Gaming regulator, teacher Bybee dies at 65
Shannon Bybee was only 32 years old when he was appointed by then-Governor Mike O'Callaghan to serve on the state Gaming Control Board in 1971, one of the youngest members ever appointed to the powerful ...
11:05 a.m.
Police settle with brain-damaged woman
A Metro Police panel agreed this morning to pay $110,000 to a Las Vegas woman who suffered permanent brain damage after being hit by a police car as the officer drove through a stop sign ...
11:05 a.m.
LV may get fed funding for pedestrian overpasses
WASHINGTON -- Las Vegas would get $300,000 in federal funding for new pedestrian overpasses downtown if the current version of the national transportation spending bill is approved.
11:01 a.m.
Educators try to reach Hispanic students
At the end of Lunt Elementary School's first open house for parents in Las Vegas earlier this month, the mothers and fathers of the school's 650 students went home with more than an idea of ...
10:57 a.m.
Sears sells tire and battery unit
Sears sells tire and battery unit
10:53 a.m.
NLV hospital exec leaves
Jeff Comer transferred to Whittier Hospital Medical Center in Whittier, Calif., near Los Angeles. The active administrator for Lake Mead Hospital is interim chief operations officer Bob Caldwell. It has not been determined whether Caldwell ...
10:52 a.m.
New hospital gearing up for Oct. 1 opening
Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center is opening in 10 days in the southwest Las Vegas Valley and the public is participating in events before the opening.
10:50 a.m.
Power contract at issue
The commission will hear the case in a meeting today and could rule on the staff motion.
10:49 a.m.
Vegas firm hit with federal discrimination complaint
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit accusing Campbell Concrete of Nevada Inc. of illegally discriminating against a worker and then retaliating when she complained.
10:48 a.m.
Judge clears way for Acres vote
A Clark County District Court judge has denied a motion by a disgruntled shareholder for a temporary restraining order to stop slot maker International Game Technology from buying a Las Vegas software company.
10:47 a.m.
Regulators probe iGames' ties with slot cheat
Nevada regulators are requiring a Las Vegas gambling device company and its chief executive to submit to a background licensing investigation over concerns about a business arrangement with a convicted slot cheat.
10:47 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: Have a cow!: 'Zumanity' acts up
But the city is the site of a new $50 million theater for a show where one of the top acts features a man dressed as a 17th-century Puritan simulating intercourse with a cow. Loudly.
10:26 a.m.
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9:40 a.m.
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Obituaries for Sept. 22, 2003
Mary Ann Bruun, 75, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospice. She was born May 12, 1928, in Columbus Grove, Ohio. A resident for 12 years, she was a secretary.
9:32 a.m.
Inquest rules officers justified in fatal shooting
Police were justified in killing a former Metro Police officer who had kidnapped a Henderson doctor in an attempt to obtain prescription narcotics, a coroner's inquest determined on Friday.
9:32 a.m.
Gaming regulator, teacher Bybee dies
Shannon Bybee was only 32 years old when he was appointed by then-Gov. Mike O'Callaghan to serve on the state Gaming Control Board in 1971, one of the youngest members ever appointed to the powerful ...
9:30 a.m.
Federal, local officials to share water information
Federal, state and local officials will gather in Henderson next week to look at a shrinking local resource.
9:20 a.m.
Park Place, Trump join bidding for Ind. license
INDIANAPOLIS -- Five companies submitted applications by Friday to operate a proposed casino in Orange County, including Park Place Entertainment Corp. of Las Vegas, an investor group involving Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird and a ...
9:15 a.m.
Casino officials arraigned in alleged bribery scheme
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Top officials connected to the Lincoln Park gambling center pleaded innocent Friday to federal charges they concocted a $4.5 million bribery scheme to win political support for expansion plans.
9:15 a.m.
Division games get off to early start this week
Sun prep rankings
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Parties work for special interests
The Republicans pander to the insurance companies, which are at least 50 percent responsible for the problem. They invested heavily in the stock market and lost money, as most Americans did. They are recouping their ...
8:58 a.m.
Letter: Recall is latest GOP effort to steal elections
Republicans got away with contaminating the 2000 presidential election and now believe that their latest ploy to remove any Democrat or other elected official from office is too clever for Americans to realize what is ...
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Loophole still hasn't been closed
Failure to screen air cargo increases the risk that a commercial airliner will be the target of another attack. The price tag to implement the screening of air cargo admittedly won't be cheap -- it's ...
8:57 a.m.
Rebels win, but lack respect in national polls
If UNLV coach John Robinson needs anything to keep his team focused during this week's bye workouts, all he has to do is show them this week's Top 25 polls.
8:57 a.m.
Editorial: Area needs a center for performing arts
The Las Vegas Performing Arts Center Foundation is working hard to make that happen. Its chairman, Donald Snyder, is a former banking executive and is now president of Boyd Gaming. He leads a group of ...
8:56 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Red-hot Rebels catch break
One fire is out, but another still burns.
8:56 a.m.
Hornish tightens points chase with win
FONTANA, Calif. -- With its side-by-side racing and extremely close finishes, the Indy Racing League has distinguished itself from other open-wheel racing series.
8:55 a.m.
Unser Jr. to make permanent residence in Henderson
FONTANA, Calif. -- In a continuing effort to separate himself from his troubled past -- which led him last year to seek treatment for alcohol dependency -- two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. has ...
8:54 a.m.
Big MAC attack produces three more upsets
The next time Toledo coach Tom Amstutz drives through the Fort Pitt Tunnel on a recruiting trip to Pittsburgh, don't be surprised if he stops to scrawl his initials along with an inscription that "The ...
8:53 a.m.
Pressure on QB Chang helped Rebels' secondary
Editor's note: The key matchup of each UNLV football game will be previewed in the Las Vegas Sun this season and followed up with after the game by an examination of how it turned out.
8:45 a.m.
Meeting planned on proposed auction of land
The Charleston Neighborhood Preservation Association is holding an informational meeting on the plans 7 p.m. Wednesday at Garside Junior High School, 300 Torrey Pines Drive.
8:31 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 22, 2003
Opportunity Village will hold the 11th annual Miss Kitty's Jeans to Jewels at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Bitter Root Ranch, 6828 Rio Vista St.
8:30 a.m.
LV has long relationship with the small screen
Hollywood and Las Vegas. A perfect marriage.
8:22 a.m.
Columnist Lisa Ferguson: Sun Lite for Sept. 22, 2003
With California's recall election on hold, there's no telling exactly when or if, for that matter the Golden State will be making way for a new governor.
8:22 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Blue stone of Nevada keeps shining
Turquoise has been mined for at least 70 years in central Nevada -- so much that the state once was considered the nation's capital for production of the typically pale blue stone.
8:16 a.m.
Stripes white hot in full-bodied performance
How else could two musicians produce such a glorious ruckus?
8:16 a.m.

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