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Archive for September 12, 2001

McCarran opening delayed indefinitely
Federal officials, who originally said they expected the nation's airports to be opened by 9 a.m. PDT, said there would be an indefinite delay.
10:56 a.m.
Dam opens to traffic; visitors' center closed
Hoover Dam, one of the country's biggest tourist attractions, was opened to passenger traffic at 9 a.m. today.
10:55 a.m.
Local teacher was on Pentagon plane
Teachers and students at Palo Verde High School today began mourning the loss of teacher and co-worker Barbara Edwards, 58, who was aboard the hijacked jet that crashed Tuesday into the Pentagon. All aboard the ...
10:53 a.m.
Reid calls on Bush to appoint counter-terrorism czar
WASHINGTON -- President Bush should consider appointing a national counter-terrorism czar who would coordinate anti-terrorism efforts and intelligence gathering, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said.
10:48 a.m.
Columnist Jeff Haney: An 'eerie' and 'somber' day in sports books
As NFL officials continue to deliberate today on whether to postpone this weekend's games, Las Vegas sports books are taking a wait-and-see stance.
10:44 a.m.
Special teams a major concern for Robinson, struggling Rebels
It also may have been the main reason the Rebels didn't garner a share of the Mountain West Conference title last season.
10:37 a.m.
Local Muslims wary of being stereotyped
The Las Vegas Valley's first Islamic school hired 24-hour private security to protect 40 schoolchildren from potential backlash violence after Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
10:24 a.m.
Cautious local governments open for business
Local governments are open for business today but remain on alert against potential terrorist attacks.
10:17 a.m.
Green Town Hall will review energy groups
The meeting, to be held at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Department, 900 Arizona St., will include 20 energy groups with booths demonstrating the efficiencies gained through use of electric and propane powered vehicles, recycled ...
10:17 a.m.
LV gamblers re-evaluate their plans
Robert Polycarpou, a resident of Sydney, Australia, is making his first visit to Las Vegas.
10:13 a.m.
Halt called to state pension-pay policy
CARSON CITY -- Feeling the sting of public criticism, the state Board of Examiners Tuesday decided to delay, at least temporarily, approval for any more high-ranking state officials to draw both their pay and their ...
10:13 a.m.
Mostly business as usual on Strip
Footage of the World Trade Center Towers being destroyed played out on giant television screens in Las Vegas casino sportsbooks Tuesday, but elsewhere along the Strip it was business as usual, as tourists found their ...
10:11 a.m.
Date of 9-11 will forever serve as wakeup call
Americans united in a grim moment Tuesday, equalling or surpassing historic events that defined past generations.
10:10 a.m.
McCarran prepares to return to normal
Hundreds of airliners were to return to American skies today, just over 24 hours after federal agencies issued an unprecedented precautionary grounding order following terrorist attacks on U.S. targets.
10:09 a.m.
Police: No credible threats found to Las Vegas Valley
Federal and local police intelligence officers screened tips and potential threats throughout the night, but no credible attacks on Las Vegas were discovered, according to Sheriff Jerry Keller.
10:09 a.m.
Hush falls on McCarran with air traffic grounded
An eerie, uneasy quiet settled over McCarran International Airport Tuesday as federal officials grounded all U.S. flights in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.
10:08 a.m.
Local security briefs
A 7:30 a.m. meeting Tuesday between Israeli diplomat Daniel Taub and about 25 Nevada judges and attorneys was cut short by a phone call from the Israeli consulate on the heels of the terrorist acts.
10:08 a.m.
Sports world on hold
Major league baseball postponed its entire schedule of 15 games today for the second straight day following terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, and other sports could soon follow.
10:08 a.m.
UNLV-CSU still up in air; prep games go on
John Robinson and his UNLV football staff did their best to keep their minds on football on Tuesday. But with every television in the Lied Athletic Complex tuned to coverage of the terrorist attacks in ...
10:07 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Sanctuary of sports is violated
With chilling precision, the darkest elements of mankind intruded on America this week and forever changed our compact and rose-colored view of life. It is something none of us will ever forget.
10:03 a.m.
Columnist Victoria Sun: Partners sink consecutive aces
Henderson resident Paul Wallace calls a hole in one "blind, dumb luck."
10:02 a.m.
Sites jammed following attacks
But the Net also proved its mettle as a communications facilitator in a time of crisis.
10:01 a.m.
Las Vegas broadcast ads pulled
Rob Powers, a spokesman for the LVCVA, said the city's marketing agency has suspended all broadcast advertising until further notice.
10:00 a.m.
Costs will be staggering
While it is expected to take years for the insurers to sort out the losses, dozens of insurers are expected to bear the cost of the damage, including the cost of the towers, which collapsed ...
9:59 a.m.
Tribes competing for limited gaming market
WEST WARWICK, R.I. -- Behold a vision of the new Las Vegas, carved not from the Nevada desert but from the woodlands, suburbs and mill towns of southern New England.
9:57 a.m.
Judge approves sale of casino ship to pay debts
The Talisman began sailing from Galveston's port into international waters April 6.
9:56 a.m.
Decision near on last casino license
All of the background checks on the three applicants have been completed and the Louisiana Gaming Control Board will meet on Oct. 16, board chairman Hillary Crain said Monday.
9:54 a.m.
Locals crowd gas stations in fear of shortage
Fear of possibly rising gas prices caused by the terrorist attacks in the East Coast led many Southern Nevadans to crowd gas stations Tuesday.
9:53 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: NHRA calls off races; other series may do likewise
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) postponed this weekend's Keystone Nationals in Reading, Pa., and other major auto racing series are contemplating following suit in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and ...
9:51 a.m.
Patriotism flows with LV blood
Maureen O'Connor, a Delta Airlines flight attendant based in Boston, spent $50 on a cab ride from her Las Vegas hotel to the United Blood Services center on Whitney Ranch Drive in Henderson.
9:51 a.m.
Attacks could push teetering economy into recession
Markets still closed
9:51 a.m.
John Robinson radio show is canceled
John Robinson radio show is canceled
9:50 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: Overseeding good for the long term
It is that time of year again as many local courses are closed because of overseeding.
9:49 a.m.
Many LV workers sent home to be with families
Widespread concern for those affected by Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania swept across the Las Vegas Valley, prompting many local employers to send their staffs home for the day to ...
9:48 a.m.
Fake licensing decals found
Ted Pribnow, chief of enforcement for the TSA, said of six limousines impounded by agents during routine surveillance at the recent Mens Apparel Guild in California convention, two had fictitious certification numbers. He said his ...
9:46 a.m.
Firm lays off 1,000 people
The restructuring was targeted to cut costs by $50 million to $55 million a year beginning in 2002. The company planned to spend $50 million against its third quarter earnings this year.
9:46 a.m.
Travelers remain stranded in Las Vegas
A Federal Aviation Administration ban on all air traffic across the country remained in effect this morning in the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
9:43 a.m.
Many AC gamblers stranded
ATLANTIC CITY -- New Jerseyans struggled with fear, anger and uncertainty Tuesday in the wake of terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Centers and rocked the Pentagon.
9:42 a.m.
Eyes turned upward as people search for solace
They begged God to make sense of this -- of untold numbers dead, of a nation wounded, of spirits fractured and confused.
9:24 a.m.
UNLV students search for answers in wake of terrorist attacks
At a place where students go for answers, there were only questions.
9:23 a.m.
Nellis Air Force Base remains on high alert
Nellis Air Force Base today remains on the highest level of alert.
9:17 a.m.
Nevada lawmakers join the call for swift action
WASHINGTON -- Congress was back at work today, defying terrorists who wanted to see America shut down another day, lawmakers said.
9:17 a.m.
Former state controller, senator McGowan dies at 93
CARSON CITY -- Wilson McGowan, who served as state controller longer than any other person, died Monday at his home in Carson City. He was 93.
8:52 a.m.
Obituaries for September 12, 2001
Ruth A. Bailey, 70, of Las Vegas died Saturday in a local hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1930, in Tekonsha, Mich. A resident for 36 years, she was a retired typist.
8:52 a.m.
Talk of attacks fills hallways, classrooms at local schools
The meaning of the word "democracy," the Declaration of Independence.
8:51 a.m.
Popular drink still fits to a tea
There are now iced teas sold in aseptic packages (which ensure long-term shelf life), in bottles, and in a variety of unusual containers. What's more, there are tea bags designed for cold-water brewing, iced-tea concentrates ...
8:24 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Automated checkouts imperfect
It's called progress and perhaps it is, but if you've not yet encountered Scot Self-Check-out Terminals, you haven't shopped lately at a Kmart. These self-service checkout stands went into service Aug. 4.
8:22 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Most rise to occasion on devastating day
LIKE THOUSANDS of other parents Tuesday morning, I gave my daughter an extra-firm hug and held on a little longer as I dropped her off at school. She melded in with the cluster of her ...
8:21 a.m.
Letter: Keep open mind on death penalty
She said that her committee will "air all sides of the issue" and that she hoped the other seven members will come with an "open mind."
8:20 a.m.
Letter: Take a stand on Yucca debate
The underlying scare is that the government in Washington is taking us over without our consent.
8:20 a.m.
Letter: Government bound to put nuke waste here
What hurts us is that Nevada has more Bureau of Land Management land than any state in the United States. Since most of us would like to see it moved elsewhere, did any protesters give ...
8:19 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Tropical bash ushers in the intriguing Kahunaville
Lavish hospitality, bottomless exotic drinks and beers, plus delectable foods provided an exuberant welcome to attendees at the opening of Kahunaville at Treasure Island. A fun place, this restaurant and lounge, with a tropic-themed menu ...
8:18 a.m.
Editorial: America must act decisively
Since the goal of terrorism is to spread fear, the proper response is to instill fear among the perpetrators. Great fear. We need to respond in a way so strong that it will prevent such ...
8:16 a.m.
Green Valley student to join JASON Project
Rick Anderson was selected from among thousands of applications worldwide as one of 24 students who will participate onsite in the JASON Project Jan. 28 through Feb. 8.
8:16 a.m.
Community briefs for September 12, 2001
Las Vegas Equestrian Events will hold the Great American Tack sale 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at the Desert Pines Equine Center, 5000 N. Jones Blvd.
8:15 a.m.
A little Italy: San Gennaro Feast offers Italian food treats galore
Food is the focal point of the 21st annual Las Vegas San Gennaro Feast, which runs today through Sunday at its original location on the corner of South Valley View Boulevard and West Flamingo Road.
8:15 a.m.
Las Vegas stores see run on flags, gas masks
"It wasn't guns," Conn said. "It was mostly gas masks and flags - about 60 flags, the kind you put on your car or take to a parade, and 32 gas masks."
5:18 a.m.
Air travel trouble postpones Hawaii-Nevada football
Officials at the University of Hawaii said earlier in the day the Warriors intended to make the trip to Reno for Saturday's game as long as the team could get a flight out of Honolulu ...
5:18 a.m.
Airports closed, Air Races in jeopardy
Also in limbo is this year's National Championship Air Races.
5:17 a.m.
Air service disruption causes cancellations along Vegas Strip
With most of the nation's airplanes grounded, two concerts scheduled for Friday - Ozomatli and Paulina Rubio - and two boxing events set for Saturday were canceled at Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.
5:16 a.m.
Hoover Dam reopens to cars; airports still closed in Nevada
Security remained tight at public buildings throughout Nevada, although Daron Borst, an FBI special agent in Las Vegas, said there have been "no credible threats" in Nevada.
2:35 a.m.

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