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Archive for September 11, 2001

Nevada lawmakers safe in D.C.
WASHINGTON -- Nevada's four lawmakers in Congress were safe today following apparent terrorist attacks in the nation's capital and New York.
11:17 a.m.
Class reunion: Zoll, CSU's Busch reunite
UNLV doesn't need to look far to get a scouting report on new Colorado State quarterback D.J. Busch before Friday night's game with the Rams at Sam Boyd Stadium.
11:16 a.m.
McCarran closure strands hundreds
A week ago Conny and Benny Nelson were standing atop the World Trade Center gazing out at the New York skyline.
11:15 a.m.
Professor: Attacks were no surprise
UNLV Political Science Department Chairman Ted Jelen said this morning that today's bombings in New York City and elsewhere came to him as no surprise.
11:14 a.m.
Hoover Dam closed after attacks
Hoover Dam was closed to all traffic this morning in response to terrorist attacks in New York and Washington and airline hijackings from cities around the nation.
11:13 a.m.
Nellis placed on alert
Nellis Air Force Base heightened security and was placed on a high level of alert today, limiting entrance to essential personnel.
11:13 a.m.
Nevada agencies are put on alert
Gov. Kenny Guinn today put all state agencies under alert, as Nevada and the nation reacted to apparent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
10:59 a.m.
Strip casinos remain in operation, but on alert
Despite terrorist attacks around the nation today, the Las Vegas Strip's famed casino resorts remained in full operation, though at a state of heightened alert.
10:57 a.m.
Nevada casino win dropped in July
CARSON CITY -- For the third time this year, Nevada's casino win has declined. The amount lost by gamblers fell 2.3 percent in July, partly due to mediocre business during the July 4th weekend.
10:47 a.m.
Agency seeks to boost stamp price to 37 cents
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Postal Service announced today that it will file for a rate increase, effective next year, that would boost the price of a first-class stamp to 37 cents.
10:46 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Tough losses? Browns can't match UNLV
I had to laugh Monday when I saw a quote from Cleveland Browns receiver Kevin Johnson, complaining about his team's season-opening 9-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks the day before.
10:18 a.m.
Just remember this ... retaining information remains a challenge in today's society
Without it, where would the world be? Still reinventing the wheel, rediscovering fire and betting on the Mets.
10:10 a.m.
State: Mojave shouldn't carry sole mental health contract
CARSON CITY -- A private mental health center in Las Vegas whose exclusive contract with the state has been questioned in the past will apparently be overpaid $601,000 this fiscal year, an audit says.
10:07 a.m.
Skeptical scientists concerned about missing Yucca data
Although a top Department of Energy official insisted government experts are ready to recommend Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository this year, skeptical scientists said they still have concerns over missing data.
10:05 a.m.
Racial profiling reports come under criticism
Survey cards that police officers will complete after each traffic stop to track racial profiling should include the officers' names, the length of the stop and whether handcuffs were used, Metro Police and the attorney ...
10:04 a.m.
Obituaries for September 11, 2001
Orville G. Albrecht, 54, of Las Vegas died Thursday in Las Vegas. A laborer, he was born Oct. 13, 1946, in Wisconsin.
10:03 a.m.
Hospitals hurt by mental health system problems
CARSON CITY -- The problems of the state mental health system in Las Vegas have spilled over to create a crisis at University Medical Center and other hospitals in Southern Nevada.
10:02 a.m.
Israelis speak out at local forum
An Israeli diplomat and two Israeli citizens on Monday offered their take on the conflict and peace initiatives in the Middle East to a Las Vegas audience -- even as press accounts from the region ...
10:00 a.m.
BLM plans meetings on military land switch
The land is located in Clark, Nye and Lincoln counties. Although BLM parcels are usually open to many uses, in the case of these lands, military activities restrict some users, such as recreational ones.
9:59 a.m.
Rap lyrics key to appeal in slaying case
Jurors in the trial of a man prosecutors portrayed as a "thrill killer" should never have heard the lyrics to a rap song he wrote, his appellate attorney said Monday.
9:59 a.m.
Yucca chief warns of staffing cuts
Acting Yucca Mountain project chief Lake Barrett on Monday again warned that drastic staffing cuts loom at his agency if Congress approves a slashed 2002 budget for the nuclear waste project.
9:56 a.m.
DOE calls off Yucca Mountain hearings
In light of the terrorist attacks, Department of Energy officials this morning postponed hearings scheduled for this week on the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site.
9:56 a.m.
UNLV basketball team's zero grad rate misleading
When the NCAA released student-athlete graduation rates for 2000 on Monday, there was a familiar number under UNLV's men's basketball program.
9:54 a.m.
Phase II: Second senior complex set to open
If Julia Anderson had it her way, she'd move tomorrow. The 63-year-old Las Vegas resident can't wait to become one of the first tenants in a new apartment complex for low-income seniors in North Las ...
9:51 a.m.
Pagers to be used to find the missing
A collaboration among law enforcement agencies, missing persons advocacy groups and Metrocall Inc. has resulted in a new program designed to get the word out to local businesses about missing persons through the use of ...
9:51 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: Ratner declines chance to work in NFL
There's a famous NFL Films soundbite in which former Houston Oilers coach Jerry Glanville tells a young official that he's in the NFL now, which is going to stand for Not For Long, if he ...
9:51 a.m.
LV slot player loses legal battle
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court ruled Monday against Las Vegas butcher Joe Pepitone's claim that he was entitled to a $463,895 slot jackpot at Arizona Charlie's hotel-casino.
9:49 a.m.
Immunization schedule for September 11, 2001
HENDERSON PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 129 W. Lake Mead Drive, Building A, Suite 10, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:49 a.m.
Rush on for final takers of GED test
Clark County School District officials are rushing to get students preparing for the General Educational Development (GED) exam through the test before it is phased out later this month.
9:48 a.m.
Preferred bidder out
Maritz Wolff & Co. withdrew its offer because it was unable to agree on certain procedural details with the creditors of the Summerlin resort, said Lanis O'Steen, chief executive of the Regent Las Vegas.
9:48 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Elliott more concerned with wins than milestones
Bill Elliott will make his 650th career NASCAR Winston Cup start on Sunday at New Hampshire International Speedway, but the former Winston Cup champion is more concerned about results than milestones.
9:46 a.m.
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9:45 a.m.
Anchor subsidiary gets renewal on Delaware lottery contract
The new contract for Automated Wagering International will have a seven-year term with five one-year extensions available at the option of lottery officials. AWI has been the contracted supplier since the lottery opened in 1978.
9:45 a.m.
Share repurchases are reauthorized
Bill Bartkowski, an investor relations adviser for the company, today said the repurchasing program began for the company in 1997 and has been reauthorized periodically since then.
9:44 a.m.
Gunfire hits house of former slaying suspect
A dozen gunshots were fired into the house of a reputed gang member after prosecutors dropped murder charges against him and three others in a drive-by shooting.
9:43 a.m.
Governor shifts his policy on gaming appointment
CARSON CITY -- Shifting directions, Gov. Kenny Guinn says he will name an attorney from Clark County as the new chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission, upsetting the longtime north-south balance.
9:42 a.m.
Sports books anticipated Jordan's return
A Michael Jordan comeback would not take Las Vegas oddsmakers by surprise.
9:42 a.m.
Bankruptcies, gambling are linked in study
Bob was on top of the world nearly three years ago.
9:42 a.m.
UNLV graduation rates for athletes on the rise
At least temporarily, UNLV's student-athlete graduation rate has climbed to 46 percent, its highest in recent years.
9:41 a.m.
Community briefs for September 11, 2001
Continuing Mediation Education units will be offered noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd.
9:40 a.m.
Analysts wonder about Kmart's optimistic projections
NEW YORK -- In management's latest effort to pitch Kmart's revival prospects, the company's chairman and chief executive Chuck Conaway spelled out specific long-term operation goals, while offering a report card on its business.
9:39 a.m.
Bids coming in for cable system
NEW YORK -- AT&T has received at least two more offers for its cable television unit -- the largest in the country -- and anticipates receiving more before the company's board meets later this month.
9:38 a.m.
County audit probes public defender's office
An internal audit of the Clark County public defender's office shows county-paid lawyers ran private errands while on the clock, and the audit also addresses an illegal soda machine that had been in a public ...
9:37 a.m.
Letter: United Nations is anti-American
As another indication of the anti-freedom mindset of the United Nations, consider that Sam Nujoma, the former terrorist leader of Swapo, who is now the United Nations-installed president of Namibia, was selected to be honorary ...
9:32 a.m.
Letter: Photos tell true story of racial hatred
We realize with the use of the Nazi death camp photos the importance of visuals as we teach moral and historical lessons to ourselves and to our youth. It is easy to look at evil ...
9:31 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Brian Greenspun: Attn: Mr. Abraham
AN OPEN LETTER to Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy.
9:28 a.m.
Editorial: Make nuke industry pay for its mistakes
Under the act, owners of the nation's 106 nuclear reactors are liable only for a limited amount of the cleanup costs in case of a catastrophe. The owner of the reactor that had the accident ...
9:26 a.m.
Editorial: Bus drivers must be well rested
Tragedy can strike, however, when that driver nods off at the wheel. Several of the passengers who were injured in a July bus crash 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas alleged that the driver of ...
9:26 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Forecast: Partly gullible
What would we do without Elko?
8:44 a.m.
Columnist Kate Maddox: Jackpot winner still having a ball
You figure hitting the Powerball jackpot is enough winning for one year. Not so for David Edwards of Ashland, Ky. The Rio also had a hefty payout for the lucky lottery taker.
8:43 a.m.
Pupils, residents angry, frightened, confused
In Elko County, Superintendent Allen Brown said the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and at the Pentagon came too late to cancel classes, although after-school activities and Tuesday night's school board ...
7:01 a.m.
Attacks prompt Vegas police to cancel National 911 Day ceremony
"We had to divert our attention to the national events," said police Officer Tirso Dominguez said.
4:55 a.m.
Mayor: Country is irrevocably changed
Griffin and fellow Mayor Oscar Goodman of Las Vegas commented as rescuers searched through the rubble after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.
4:55 a.m.
Attacks ground Reno Air Races
Air Racing Association President Mike Houghton said it was not known when the races would resume. The FAA has put the airline shutdown on hold until at least 9 a.m. PDT Wednesday.
4:43 a.m.
Nevada goes on heightened alert after air attacks
Security was increased along the Las Vegas Strip, and the city's tallest structure the Stratosphere hotel-casino's 1,149-foot tower was closed.
4:42 a.m.
Entertainment on the Las Vegas Strip sees little disruption
Still, tourists continued to plug quarters into slot machines and double down at blackjack tables while images of the hijacked airliners crashing into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon flashed on giant screens in ...
3:27 a.m.
Timeline of Tuesday's attacks
8:45 a.m. - American Airlines Flight 11, carrying 92 people from Boston to Los Angeles, crashes into north tower of World Trade Center.
2:59 a.m.

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