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Archive for December 6, 1999

Officer wounded, gunman killed in sports bar shootout
Members of a rock 'n' roll band that included Metro Police officers were among those diving for cover early Sunday when four masked gunmen began shooting in a western Las Vegas sports bar.
12:30 p.m.
Texas man's arrest prompts warning to teen-agers and parents
The suspect is accused of bringing the girl to Fallon and having a sexual relationship with her.
12:25 p.m.
Ely says Forest Service and public officials friendly
"We have good relationships in all three of our counties," Green told the Ely Daily Times.
12:24 p.m.
Bear-human bond to benefit
The league also will benefit from the sale of Tahoe artist Jan Foss' limited edition prints called "Oliver's Plea: Stop the Killing."
12:23 p.m.
Washoe video stores focus of anti-violence grou
Recognition of video-store cooperation could include awards, banners and mentions in school newsletters, group founder Jody Ruggiero said.
12:22 p.m.
Publisher to edit inflight magazine
The biggest difference officials with Dirson Enterprises Inc. say will occur is that the magazine will be transformed from a traditional inflight publication to a travel magazine that focuses on Las Vegas -- and with ...
12:01 p.m.
Wynn pays $85,000 for Picasso frame
Finding the right frame for Picasso's "Personages II," which measures 76.75 inches by 51.25 inches, wasn't easy, the Journal said in its Friday Art & Money section.
12:00 p.m.
CFO of gaming company resigns
In a statement, Casino Data said Lemas was resigning "in order to pursue other career opportunities." Lemas could not be reached for comment.
12:00 p.m.
Acres sees slight profit
He told shareholders at the annual meeting Friday earnings for the quarter ending Dec. 31 "will hinge on the successful opening of the MotorCity Casino," a Mandalay Resort Group-Atwater Casino group joint venture in Detroit. ...
12:00 p.m.
Las Vegas doctor who lost license gets second chance
A Las Vegas doctor who lost his residency license for practicing medicine without a doctor's license has been given a chance to start fresh.
11:51 a.m.
Station Casinos not benefiting from new open boarding policy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- After two weeks, open boarding appears to be a windfall for Kansas City's smaller riverboat casinos. The big ones are paying the price.
11:38 a.m.
School Board members feeling rushed to name superintendent
Was it too much, too soon?
11:37 a.m.
Obituaries for December 6, 1999
Jean Borden, 80, of Las Vegas died Friday in a local hospital. She was born Oct. 23, 1919, in Montgomery, Ala. A resident for 40 years, she was a retired hospital nurse's aide.
11:36 a.m.
National Finals Rodeo Results - Round 4
Fourth round-1, Pete Hawkins, Weatherford, Texas, 86 points on Bar T Rodeo's Calamity Jane, $12,909. 2, Lan LaJuenesse, Morgan, Utah, 85, $10,202. 3, Mark Gomes, Nickerson, Kan., 84, $7,704. 4, Mark Garrett, Nisland, S.D., 83, ...
11:36 a.m.
Hawkins wins second NFR go-round title
Lan Lajeunesse of Morgan, Utah, was second with an 85, and Mark Gomes of Nickerson, Kan., was third with an 84.
11:35 a.m.
Marockie would ensure financial support of schools
Henry Marockie has taken on state lawmakers in West Virginia and would like to do the same in Nevada.
11:35 a.m.
Doctor loses license to practice in Nevada
A Nevada doctor has lost his license to practice medicine after allowing a Logandale man who was involved in a 1998 nationwide anthrax scare to use his name to perform alternative medical treatments.
11:35 a.m.
County may decide if two ambulance firms needed
Steve Corleone hasn't been behind the wheel of his ambulance five minutes before he receives his first call: A 79-year-old man Christmas shopping with his wife has collapsed at a local warehouse store.
11:30 a.m.
Thrill killer Amati awaits his fate
The jury that convicted Tony Amati of what police call a thrill killing will begin Tuesday to consider whether the 22-year-old will live or die.
11:30 a.m.
Wells Fargo set for 2000, confident with merger
Laura Schulte and Bryan Waters, the two executives heading Wells Fargo Bank's Las Vegas operations, harbor no fear of Y2K.
11:27 a.m.
Local news briefs for December 6, 1999
CARSON CITY -- Expansion from four to six lanes of U.S. 95 between Rainbow Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue in Las Vegas will start in September 2000, a year ahead of schedule, Gov. Kenny Guinn said.
11:23 a.m.
Suit says Stupak sold hotel, owes exec
Has Bob Stupak sold the Thunderbird hotel?
11:21 a.m.
Lawmaker wants ban on casino child care centers
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A state senator whose district is across the Missouri River from a riverboat casino under fire over its child-care center has filed legislation that would ban such facilities.
11:20 a.m.
Las Vegas is rated pretty sick place
Sun reporter Shaunta Grimes contributed to this report.
11:18 a.m.
Woman's lawsuit against Rodman dismissed
Dixie Johnson, 48, recently agreed to dismiss the lawsuit, said Gregory Hafen, a Las Vegas attorney who represents Rodman. Hafen declined to comment further.
11:16 a.m.
Berkley sues father's neighbor
Berkley and her father, George Levine, filed a lawsuit against neighbors Richard and Mary Lynn Palenik in Clark County District Court. The home involves Levine's house, which is half-owned by Berkley -- and the lawsuit ...
11:16 a.m.
Guinn's chief of staff Ernaut may leave for Ensign camp
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn is scheduled to make a "major announcement" later today, and it may be that his chief of staff, Pete Ernaut, is leaving the office.
11:16 a.m.
College financing proposal doesn't sit well with cities
CARSON CITY -- Regent Mark Alden's idea to have cities and counties chip in $24 million a year to finance the state's community colleges is drawing strong opposition from local government officials.
11:15 a.m.
Pahrump man among indicted in alleged crime ring
One of 39 people indicted in New York last week as part of a La Cosa Nostra investigation was a Pahrump resident.
11:14 a.m.
Nevada slammed for social factors
A national study grading states on their economic development efforts slammed Nevada, saying its "lack of economic diversity, weaknesses in workforce skills and innovation assets, and troubling social conditions could threaten its future."
11:12 a.m.
New Year's rooms still available; crowd estimates too optimistic
Experts preparing for the arrival of New Year's Eve party-goers are starting to second-guess earlier estimates of 750,000 people invading the Strip.
11:11 a.m.
Grocer takes over at Rite Aid
Robert G. Miller, 55, who served in top positions at the Kroger Co. and Oregon-based Fred Meyer Inc., will bring three former Fred Meyer executives with him when he assumes the post today, the company ...
11:10 a.m.
Defects alleged at Rhodes development
Rhodes Homes declined comment.
11:10 a.m.
Stock plunges for Nevada bank operator
The company, operator of U.S. Bank in Nevada and other states, said earnings per share would be between 52 cents and 54 cents for the quarter ending Dec. 31. Analysts had expected 58 cents to ...
11:09 a.m.
Limousine regulation issue again tackled by Nevada regulators
In what some see as a test case over the maintenance of limousine monopolies in Nevada, a judge ordered the state Transportation Services Authority to hold a hearing for a man who sought a license ...
11:08 a.m.
Etbauer's ride sets saddle bronc record
The records continue to fall at the $4.4 million National Finals Rodeo.
11:05 a.m.
Back in the saddle
Scott Johnston failed to cash in Sunday's third go-round of the $4.4 million National Finals Rodeo at the Thomas & Mack Center, and slipped one spot to sixth place in the saddle bronc world standings ...
11:04 a.m.
Tar Heels gave UNLV look at reality
The UNLV men's basketball team wanted to play the best team in the four-team Food Lion MVP Classic over the weekend.
10:53 a.m.
Suit against school district reinstated
An 11-year-old Las Vegas boy who filed a lawsuit against the Clark County School District claiming a teacher forced him to eat his own vomit will get his day in court.
10:53 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Telecast left Rebels in a blur
In the pre-cable days, poor television reception was such a common problem in America that almost everyone was privy to the solution.
10:53 a.m.
Public defender appeals decision on drug patch
The fight over a new drug testing method used by federal probation officers in Las Vegas is now in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
10:52 a.m.
Indictments returned in two Southern Nevada killings
A North Las Vegas man was indicted on charges he was under the influence of methamphetamine when his car drove onto a sidewalk near the Tropicana hotel-casino and killed a doctor visiting from South Dakota.
10:52 a.m.
Supreme Court rules against death row inmate
CARSON CITY -- A 69-year-old killer on death row for his second murder has lost his latest appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.
10:52 a.m.
Plea bargain set in case of swallowed ring
A 32-year-old woman described by a prosecutor as a "Southern belle" with a history of theft has agreed to a plea bargain on charges she stole a $4,000 diamond ring and tried to hide the ...
10:51 a.m.
Upcoming business events for December 6, 1999
Small business loans -- Nevada MicroEnterprise Initiative loan information sessions and business plan workshops. Ongoing. 734-3555.
10:50 a.m.
Suit over controversial casino settled; new bid is planned
MADISON, Wis. -- The U.S. Department of Interior will reconsider a bid to put a casino at a Wisconsin dog track after a judge approved an agreement Friday ending a lawsuit that claimed political influence ...
10:48 a.m.
Silver Bandits defeated
Silver Bandits defeated
10:16 a.m.
Lady Rebels visit Denver
Lady Rebels visit Denver
10:16 a.m.
Melee erupts during attempted robbery at bar filled with off-duty officers
One of the wounded was an off-duty Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer, who was shot four times as he and one of the gunmen exchanged fire.
10:12 a.m.
Investigators arrest four, seek two in firebombing
The department's gang unit received information through Secret Witness and worked with federal agents, the sheriff's department and the Reno fire department to track down the suspects.
10:11 a.m.
Now he's Dr. Wayne Newton, honorarily speaking
So on Saturday night, before he took the stage, Newton was presented an honorary doctorate in music. The ceremony took place at a private reception, where Mr. Las Vegas had an academic hood slipped over ...
10:09 a.m.
College bowl schedule
(Subject to change)
10:08 a.m.
UNLV handles pesky Princeton
The buzzword of the Food Lion MVP Classic game between UNLV and Princeton on Friday night was first.
9:41 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: Legendary work ethic vaulted Pincay to top
It is likely that sometime this week jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr. will become the winningest jockey in thoroughbred racing history.
9:14 a.m.
Letter: New councilman took a pay cut
9:13 a.m.
Letter: People should be given priority
9:13 a.m.
Letter: Writer doesn't share CAT beefs
I have found that about 95 percent of the CAT drivers are extremely courteous, and most of them have an excellent sense of humor. If I have an appointment I always leave home allowing an ...
9:12 a.m.
Letter: County has funds available for 'other projects'
What exactly is all that money going to be used for? I recently posed that question to an employee in the finance department, who told me it's a category typically used for various "unallocated" departmental ...
9:11 a.m.
Editorial: Neonopolis is creating the jitters
Understandably, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman is impatient over the lack of progress. So at a news conference on Thursday Goodman told reporters that if Neonopolis' developers don't have a movie theater tenant signed soon ...
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Clinton poised to add to protected U.S. land
For someone who paid no attention to environmental issues during his first year in office, President Clinton may wind up with an impressive legacy as a preservationist. In addition to his earlier programs to restore ...
9:10 a.m.
Columnist John Katsilometes: Mitchell caught in radio daze
Dennis Mitchell looks like radio. Or maybe a long-lost Doonesbury character come to life.
9:09 a.m.
Community news briefs for December 6, 1999
The fifth annual Shoes for Children Holiday Concert is scheduled 6 p.m. Wednesday at the West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
9:08 a.m.
Prep Schedule
Boys Basketball
9:08 a.m.
Kids learn cops are human too
At 7 a.m. Saturday 30 North Las Vegas police officers swarmed the Kmart at 2671 Las Vegas Blvd. North in full uniform with sirens wailing.
9:06 a.m.
Investigators arrest four, seek two in anti-Semitic firebombing
The Police Department's gang unit received information through the Secret Witness program and worked over the weekend with federal agents, the sheriff's department and the Reno fire department to track down the four people arrested.
3:31 a.m.
CineVegas to show documentary on the legendary Louis Prima
A brief look at the life of Louis Prima:
3:24 a.m.
Las Vegas Bowl facts
Saturday, Dec. 18, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
2:27 a.m.
1:07 a.m.

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