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Archive for June 24, 2002

51s 6, Sky Sox 3
Crosby, a second baseman, was 2-for-4 while first baseman Chin-Feng Chen was 2-for-5 with an RBI in the fifth. The 51s improved to 44-34.
12:15 p.m.
Feeding frenzy: Schools, parents at odds over sales of snacks
Debralyn Avelar always gets the Corn Nuts. Ashley Holifield prefers the Cheetos. Iris Bumgardener chooses the Hot Fries, even though her mother has told her to skip the junk food offered at Rowe Elementary School's ...
11:30 a.m.
Man says he would report threat again
The Henderson man whose story of an intercepted cell phone message describing a terrorist threat to Las Vegas was dismissed by the FBI said he would still report anything suspicious in the future, despite public ...
11:29 a.m.
Vigoa pleads guilty in heists, killings
Jose Vigoa doesn't want to die.
11:29 a.m.
Amusement tax weighed
Taxpayers could be facing a blockbuster add-on to their $8.50 movie ticket or the DVDs, videos and games they pick up for the family's weekend viewing.
11:22 a.m.
Mayor's art depicts 'able-bodied' homeless
A lithograph drawn by Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman for the grand opening of the new S2 Art Group gallery downtown drew some surprised looks, and not just because of the mayor's artistic talent.
11:22 a.m.
Cops supply blowtorch, burn coin truck holdup
The plan to make off with a coin truck loaded with cash was nearly perfect. Its downfall was the need of a blowtorch.
11:22 a.m.
Matching $1.5 million now available for nuke campaign
CARSON CITY -- The Legislative Counsel Bureau has reversed its decision that $1.5 million donated by Clark County to fight a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain could not be matched by state funds.
11:14 a.m.
Post: Delay vote on Yucca dump
The U.S. Senate should not approve the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project unless the Department of Energy first answers some hard questions that the Bush administration has sidestepped.
11:14 a.m.
Yucca foes gain new support
WASHINGTON -- The Denver Post on Sunday became the largest daily newspaper to oppose Yucca Mountain, as newspapers continue to weigh in on the controversial project.
11:14 a.m.
Cell phone experts say call-crossing possible
While the chances of one cell phone user intercepting another call and hearing a terrorist plot seem slight, the crossing of calls does happen, especially during peak usage, experts say.
11:09 a.m.
New Vegas timeshare planned
The $25 million Tahiti resort will be built by Consolidated Resorts Inc. on five acres one block east of the company's Club de Soleil timeshares on Tropicana Avenue near Decatur Boulevard.
11:07 a.m.
Strong drug sales lift profits
The results met Wall Street's expectations.
11:06 a.m.
Wynn signs deal to build hotel-casino in Macau
MACAU -- Las Vegas casino developer Steve Wynn will bring a taste of Las Vegas to Macau with a deal signed today that's expected to put him in business right next to the hotel-casino operated ...
11:06 a.m.
News briefs for June 24, 2002
Metro Police are investigating a shooting at a nightclub Saturday that left one man dead.
11:06 a.m.
Non-profits say commercial gambling hurts fund-raising
Charitable gambling has been in decline for seven years, and many who run those operations say allowing video slot machines will pull even more money from their efforts.
11:06 a.m.
Gaming Board to hear Emerald settlement offer
The board scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday to hear details of the proposal.
11:06 a.m.
IRS seeking comments about form W-2G
The general public and other federal agencies are invited to submit written comments about the form by Aug. 19.
11:06 a.m.
Boyd to broker Culinary deal with other hotels
Boyd Gaming, in the final stages of a contract agreement with the Culinary Union, plans to work this week at the union's request to broker an overall settlement downtown prior to Sunday's strike deadline.
10:56 a.m.
Indiana tax hike includes dockside gambling option
Indiana legislators over the weekend approved an increase in riverboat gaming taxes that allows casinos to choose between two methods of operation.
10:54 a.m.
Trotters to play it straight here
At a glance
10:51 a.m.
Vegas sports on TV/Radio
10:10 a.m.
Thurston, Crosby lead 51s over the Sky Sox
Crosby, a second baseman, was 2-for-4 while first baseman Chin-Feng Chen was 2-for-5 with an RBI in the fifth. The 51s improved to 44-34.
10:07 a.m.
Henderson's Macpherson loses tourney by one pin
Macpherson, who defeated Michelle Feldman and Kim Terrell in the preliminary rounds, lost the championship match to Leanne Barrette of Pleasanton, Calif., 237-236. Barrette won $10,000, Macpherson $5,500.
10:07 a.m.
UNLV golfer finishes second in Public Links
With consistent tee shots and a deft touch around the greens, Thurman took an early lead over a tiring Lee and was never headed in the first scheduled 36-hole match in the championship's history.
10:06 a.m.
Local sports calendar
Pro baseball: Las Vegas 51s at Colorado Springs, 6:05 p.m.
10:05 a.m.
UNLV names new women's golf coach
UNLV hired a new women's golf coach today after reviewing more than 30 candidates in the last month.
10:03 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: McCarron rides off into sunset
It was a Hollywood/fairy tale ending. Not even the greatest script writers from Tinsel Town could have topped fate. Jockey Chris McCarron retired from the saddle on Sunday with panache to punctuate an unparalleled racing ...
10:03 a.m.
Few legislators contribute to Yucca fight fund
CARSON CITY -- The Legislature gave $7 million in taxpayer funds to a public relations and legal fight against a proposed nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain, but few lawmakers dipped into their own pockets ...
9:50 a.m.
NRC extends comment period on draft plan
The comment time was due to end on Thursday, but the commission received requests for an extension. The new deadline is Aug. 12, according to an announcement published Friday.
9:50 a.m.
After promises of prosperity, N.O. casino struggling
NEW ORLEANS -- Ten years after Louisiana's legislature created the New Orleans casino amid promises the city would benefit from gambling, the reality is far different.
9:49 a.m.
Labor chief: City came up short in wage investigation
Henderson officials acted slowly and conducted a thin investigation when workers complained of wage payment violations at a city job site, the state Labor Commission ruled late Friday.
9:47 a.m.
Settlement sought in Tuscany dispute
A Carson City developer sued in the alleged diversion of millions of dollars from a Henderson redevelopment project has asked that the dispute be settled out of court.
9:45 a.m.
EBay to offer health insurance to online merchants
SAN FRANCISCO -- Online retailer eBay Inc. will offer health insurance to merchants who make a living auctioning items on its popular site, a decision that may go a long way in keeping the site's ...
9:44 a.m.
Third fight will have to wait a while
Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales may fight again, but it won't be soon and it won't be until Morales meets Paulie Ayala.
9:40 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Golfer's tale is both sad, courageous
It was something of a sad weekend in sports, and not only because of the sudden death of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile or my being on the wrong side in predicting the outcome ...
9:39 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Colorado
HBP--Ross. T--2:52. A--2,984.
9:26 a.m.
Lake Mead graduates first intern class
With increasing lawsuits and soaring premiums for medical malpractice insurance, many doctors say they are pulling out of the Las Vegas Valley. But a handful of young doctors at Lake Mead Hospital and Medical Center ...
9:23 a.m.
Man shot to death in confrontation with Metro Police
A Metro Police officer shot and killed a man early this morning after the man confronted officers with what appeared to be a gun as the officers were taking a toddler into protective custody.
9:23 a.m.
Blaze causes $3.25 million in damage at construction site
Las Vegas and Clark County firefighters responded to the construction site at Madre Mesa and Decatur Boulevard, near Smoke Ranch Road, about 7:30 p.m.
9:23 a.m.
Workshops to help unemployed find jobs
HELP of Southern Nevada will provide that assistance to those who lost their primary source of income as a result of layoffs, divorce, a death in the family or disability.
9:15 a.m.
Community briefs for June 24, 2002
The Clark County Health District Office of AIDS will offer free oral HIV testing for National HIV Testing Day Thursday at these locations:
9:14 a.m.
LV student wins one of 520 worldwide military scholarships
Silverado High School Khristine Rodriquez was one of 520 winners out of 5,100 applicants worldwide. Rodriquez was active in student council, soccer, Special Olympics, Key Club and Art Club while in high school. She plans ...
9:13 a.m.
Blood drives scheduled
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Hughes Corporation, 3800 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 150; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., American Medical Laboratories, 4230 Burnham Ave., Suite 270; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bank of America, 1351 Town Center Drive.
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Burial will ruin nuke industry
When mankind realizes the consequences of generating the now 500,000 tons of spent fuel, there will be no expansion, only demise.
9:05 a.m.
Letter: Never give inch on Yucca dump
Up until the trucks laden with the most deadly material ever known to man actually pull through Beatty and Tonopah going to Yucca Mountain, and bringing hell's fire with 'em, we all must never give ...
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Since Bush was elected, nation has melted down
The nation has melted down since that time. Sept. 11 happened because the government let it happen. The Minnesota FBI field office was presented one of the Sept. 11 hijackers with a complete explanation of ...
9:04 a.m.
Editorial: Ethics code should be revisited
Two members of the city's redevelopment board at that time, Chairman Barry Fieldman and Bob Unger, were minority owners and managers of Commerce Associates. This company owned 525 acres that were included in the redevelopment ...
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Gun show loophole needs fixing now
This gun show loophole is the focus of a bill by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn. They want the background checks extended to include the estimated 4,500 gun shows held every ...
9:03 a.m.
Couple bowled over by love
There has been John and Tatum. Brooke and Andre.
8:59 a.m.
Obituaries for June 24, 2002
Mary E. Boos, 100, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospice. She was born April 8, 1902, in Wakonda, S.D. A resident for 12 years, she was a retired registered nurse.
8:42 a.m.
Trends for June 24, 2002
Nearly 10 months have passed since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, and a Florida company is working to make certain that those who perished that day will not be forgotten.
8:23 a.m.
Variety shows: From radio to TV, Bono captures wide array of talent
The television show debuted at 9 p.m. Sunday on UPN's KTUD Channel 25 (Cox cable channel 14). A few days earlier cameramen began taping the hourlong revue that mixes talk with entertainment from top-of-the-line performers, ...
8:20 a.m.
Charles White's son shines at UNLV camp
Like father, like son.
1:06 a.m.

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