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Archive for August 2, 2002

Kerr-McGee discloses charges, plant sale denied
Included in the extraordinary costs is a $4.6 million charge for environmental costs at its plant in Henderson, near Las Vegas. The Henderson costs are for a system that is being tested for removal of ...
11:14 a.m.
Las Vegas access center to close
The company is consolidating three access centers to Decatur, Ind., and is closing offices in Las Vegas and Bristol, Tenn., on Sept. 30.
11:14 a.m.
Makeup of medical malpractice bill
Makeup of medical malpractice bill
11:09 a.m.
Conviction of Jessica Williams is upheld
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court today upheld the conviction of Jessica Williams, found guilty of the traffic death of six teenagers working alongside Interstate 15 near Las Vegas.
11:08 a.m.
Guinn plans to tap 'rainy day' fund
CARSON CITY -- Faced with a deficit of more than $165 million, Gov. Kenny Guinn says he intends to tap into the state's "rainy day" fund in February to help bail the state out of ...
11:07 a.m.
Mayor objects to lap-dancing rules
If the strippers make a run for the Las Vegas border, Mayor Oscar Goodman will welcome them with open arms.
11:07 a.m.
Doctors question reform bill
Dr. Larry Allen's normally busy waiting room was empty Thursday afternoon as he canceled appointments.
11:07 a.m.
Lawmakers praise tort reform legislation
Gov. Kenny Guinn hailed the bill, saying that "for the first time in Nevada's history, we have achieved comprehensive tort reform."
11:07 a.m.
Developer to build Vegas timeshare
Construction of French-themed "the Chateau," a 33-story, four-tower, 850-unit complex, should begin sometime in 2004 with completion of the first tower in 2005. The location is the old Shark Club property on Harmon Avenue near ...
11:06 a.m.
Analysts criticize mall owner
Shares of the second-largest U.S. office REIT fell $2.04 to $10.91 at 11:14 a.m. on the New York Stock Exchange. The shares are down 30 percent since April 24, when the then Toronto-based company converted ...
11:06 a.m.
Canadian firm sells Henderson casino
That property is the PT's Mining Co. casino and bar on Boulder Highway in Henderson. Revenue's partners in the venture were PT's founders Phil and Tom Boeckle.
11:05 a.m.
LV firm receives inquiry by SEC on AOL deals
PurchasePro, a money-losing Las Vegas software company, said Thursday it received a Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry into a transaction involving AOL Time Warner Inc.'s America Online Internet unit.
11:01 a.m.
Simon says: Las Vegas keeps winning in PCL
With Kevin Brown's Las Vegas start fast approaching, the 51s roughed up another major league veteran Thursday night at Cashman Field.
10:59 a.m.
ATSB lack of response frustrates National CEO
It's been three months since Las Vegas-based National Airlines submitted its application for a federal loan guarantee to the Air Transportation Stabilization Board.
10:58 a.m.
Canadian firm sells interest in Henderson casino
Revenue Properties Co. Ltd. of Toronto had been in a partnership with Phil and Tom Boeckle in the PT's Pubs chain of video poker bars and in PT's Mining Co.
10:58 a.m.
Reilly's good grades may bring raise
Equipped with favorable performance reviews from peers, employees and customers, Clark County Manager Thom Reilly reportedly will request a 10 percent raise Tuesday during his first-year evaluation.
10:55 a.m.
UNR seeks larger presence in Southern Nevada
Turf tensions are growing over a proposal by the University of Nevada, Reno, to set up fund-raising and recruiting operations at a prominent location in the Las Vegas Valley.
10:42 a.m.
UMC may need to be bailed out by county
Clark County leaders are concerned they might have to tap into general funds to subsidize University Medical Center, which has lost nearly $6 million this fiscal year, officials said Thursday.
10:41 a.m.
Perry's lawyer says his client mistreated in jail
A defense attorney for alleged scam artist Franklyn Perry is suggesting jail officials might be trying to cut off communication between his client and the outside world.
10:41 a.m.
Art start: Downtown storefront is humble beginning for city's first association
Kitty Boeddeker and her husband, Ron, arrived here six years ago from Santa Barbara, Calif. He set out to build a $5 billion resort known now as Lake Las Vegas. She set out for art.
10:40 a.m.
Goodman sees LV Valley as unified metro area
He will no longer be mayor, but Oscar Goodman hopes that by 2014 he will have helped create a Las Vegas Valley that is one contiguous community, encompassing North Las Vegas and unincorporated parts of ...
10:38 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Hermansen can salvage his career
It barely registered a blip on the radar screen, even in Chicago where fans follow the Cubs with an unyielding devotion.
9:56 a.m.
Las Vegas' Webb signs with SE Mo.
Webb led the Wildcats with a .380 average last spring and knocked in 18 runs. She was an honor roll student all four years as well as a member of LV's volleyball team.
9:52 a.m.
Dockside gaming debuts at seven Indiana casinos
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- No more two-hour tours. No more schedules. No mad rush to catch the riverboat.
9:47 a.m.
Obituaries for August 2, 2002
Widad J. Abdullah, 68, of Las Vegas died July 1 in a local hospital. A resident for many years, he was born Nov. 23, 1933.
9:43 a.m.
Man killed in river accident
The man was driving a personal watercraft about 4:10 p.m. when he collided with a riverboat. He was thrown from the personal watercraft and died at the scene, Metro Police said.
9:43 a.m.
Political notebook: Herrera receives endorsement of police group
Congressional candidate Dario Herrera is hoping a new police endorsement helps overshadow his recent loss of a major law enforcement imprimatur.
9:42 a.m.
Reilly's good grades may bring big raise
Equipped with favorable performance reviews from peers, employees and customers, Clark County Manager Thom Reilly reportedly will request a 10 percent raise Tuesday during his first-year evaluation.
9:42 a.m.
News briefs for August 2, 2002
The FBI believes that Billy Gene Preuitt, 32, a suspect in a murder in Brookings, Ore., may be heading for Las Vegas, special agent in charge Ellen B. Knowlton said.
9:28 a.m.
Museum spotlights veterans' contributions
Rabbi Joseph Kohl still remembers a Passover Seder he performed nearly 50 years ago.
9:28 a.m.
Veterans complain of VA problems
A crowd of aging veterans told Rep. Shelley Berkley on Thursday that there were more problems with the Department of Veterans Affairs than there are cracks at the A.D. Guy Ambulatory Care Clinic.
9:27 a.m.
Public debate on St. Rose Parkway plan nears end
Written comments should be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 9, to Daryl N. James, P.E., Chief Environmental Services Division, Nevada Department of Transportation, 1263 S. Stewart St., Carson City, NV 89712.Ron Hughes is back ...
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Bush determined to get Saddam
Back when our Constitution was in place, presidents such as FDR had to go to Congress and say, "I ask" that war be declared. No one has paid much attention to that since FDR; after ...
9:17 a.m.
Letter: Commissioners show audacity on lap dance curbs
I don't even frequent the clubs, and I am outraged by the commission's arrogance.
9:17 a.m.
Tabish team seeks documents from Justice Department
San Francisco attorney J. Tony Serra filed the suit, which seeks to force the Justice Department to turn over documents supporting a 1999 FBI affidavit that suggested there may have been other suspects in Binion's ...
9:16 a.m.
Editorial: Tort reform may not be a cure-all
It also is encouraging that the bipartisan bill that came out of the special session of the Legislature contains a provision pushed for by Assembly Democrats that requires medical errors to be reported to the ...
9:16 a.m.
Las Vegans recall encounter with kidnapper
Roy Ratliff thought he had found an easy victim when he spotted a little old lady getting into her car at her downtown Las Vegas home. He was wrong.
9:16 a.m.
Plans for power plants on hold
Two years ago an energy shortage propelled power costs skyward and power wholesalers, flush with investor capital, rushed to build new generating plants in Nevada and throughout the West.
9:16 a.m.
River guide reports more cases of illness
The National Park Service is investigating another nine cases of gastrointestinal illness reported on the Colorado River Thursday morning.
9:15 a.m.
PCL box: Las Vegas - Memphis
Time -- 2:44. Attendance -- 5,189.
9:05 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: It's finally map time in Vegas
Stop it. This store sells black-powder rifles, buffalo skins, throwing knives, American Indian-made bags, cast-iron pots and everything else one might need to sate one's hunger for pre-1840 North American mountain man gear.
9:04 a.m.
Court briefs for August 2, 2002
One of six men accused of shooting a rival gang member to death last year was given two consecutive life terms Thursday.
9:03 a.m.
Witness describes fatal stabbing
Daniel Jones lied to his brother. He told him he wasn't going to stab him, a witness testified. Seconds later, Steven Jones was dead.
9:02 a.m.
Columnist Joe Delaney: Riddle's answer: Let's return to Sinatra era
Such Sinatra classics as "The Lady Is a Tramp," "The Tender Trap," "I've Got You under My Skin," "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Young at Heart," his comeback song in the mid-1950s, "It Happened ...
9:01 a.m.
UNLV film, dance students heading to Scotland
Film and dance students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will be waking up in Edinburgh, Scotland this month. During the morning hours they'll paper the medievel town with their fliers and the dance ...
9:01 a.m.
Community briefs for August 2, 2002
The Henderson Jail and Bail project is expecting to "arrest" more than 100 area business owners Tuesday in a benefit for the March of Dimes.
9:01 a.m.
Blood drives
Tuesday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., McCarran Airport.
9:00 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Burgeoning CIA pays a visit to MGM Grand
Add such celebrity chefs as Martin Yan, Paul Prudhomme, John Folse and notable chefs from such notable culinary institutions as the CIA (Culinary Institute of America), and Johnson & Wales with strong support from the ...
9:00 a.m.
'Folies' still has plenty of legs
The Tropicana's "Folies Bergere" is the longest-running production show in this country's history. Judging by the constant and enthusiastic response of a 95-percent of capacity, 7:30 p.m. audience this week, this 18th edition -- and ...
9:00 a.m.
United Skates: Goebel among talented cast of 'Champions on Ice'
By now the 21-year-old Olympic bronze medalist from Rolling Meadows, Ill., has become wildly popular with ice-skating fans.
8:59 a.m.
Theater runs Broadway gamut
The Reid Shelton Theatre Company will present "Broadway 2002" beginning tonight at Las Vegas Little Theatre.
8:54 a.m.
On Display for August 2, 2002
A juried exhibition of Nevada Camera Club photographs, through Sept. 29 at West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd. 507-3940.
8:53 a.m.
Datebook for August 2, 2002
Clark County Parks and Community Services Department continues its "Friday Family Film Fest" with a screening of "Hunchback of Notre Dame II" at 8:15 p.m. today at Desert Breeze Park, 8425 Spring Mountain Road. Admission ...
8:53 a.m.
Saturday's horse racing entries
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8:52 a.m.
Performing arts for August 2, 2002
Outdoor musical
8:52 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Gordon part of Brickyard history
INDIANAPOLIS -- A win in Sunday's Brickyard 400 not only would bolster Jeff Gordon's bid for a fifth NASCAR Winston Cup championship, it would allow him to join some exclusive company.
8:49 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Guest columnist Jim Deacon: Now let's get it right
OVER THE MORE than 40 years I've been here, the community's been growing so rapidly that visions of the future become memories of the past almost before they're realized. The consequence is that long-range planning ...
8:46 a.m.
Columnist Jerry Fink: Tracy success story: From busboy to business owner
Shaun Tracy, owner of the Piazza Lounge and Palazzo Ristorante at the Tuscany hotel, has always been a tireless worker. But when he went to work at Piero's at the age of 15, the pace ...
8:40 a.m.
A list of Mississippi casinos
-Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg.
4:24 a.m.
Letter: Investigation didn't clear Bush
Recently, amid the usual fanfare and camera mugging, Bush signed a law that states, in part, "no more easy money for corporate criminals, just hard time." Bush further stated, "This law says every dishonest corporate ...
4:08 a.m.
Letter: Corporate greed continues to plague Nevada
Ralston recommends that businesses pay their "fair share through a gross receipts or net profits tax." Such a tax has been recommended by the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) as part of our comprehensive ...
4:07 a.m.
Columnist Jon Ralston: Results of session are pending
Insurance companies, which took a hiatus from writing liability policies to write state tort reform policies, remain subject to the caprices of the economy, the relatively tiny risk pool here and their understandable rule of ...
4:07 a.m.
Columnist Erin Neff: Victorious doctors may have little to celebrate
But the only thing predictable for political observers about last week's special session was the compromise -- a solution common enough for lawmakers, but one that doctors still can't seem to fathom.
4:06 a.m.
Columnist Benjamin Grove: Senate could try again on senior prescriptions
While state lawmakers in Carson City last week forged a new medical malpractice law, the U.S. Senate failed in yet another attempt to make prescription medications more affordable for seniors.
4:04 a.m.
Editorial: Another report tells of danger at Yucca
Yucca Mountain is not getting any safer as more scientific papers are published. It's an attractive subject for scientists, whose research is stimulated by the federal government's vision of Yucca as the burial ground for ...
4:03 a.m.
Editorial: Drug bill needs top priority
For years now members of Congress have realized the one great shortcoming of Medicare -- it doesn't cover prescription drugs. And for years partisan stubbornness, as demonstrated over the past two weeks of July, has ...
4:02 a.m.
Where I Stand -- Mike O'Callaghan: Time to right a wrong
"Cmdr. Robert E. Stumpf, who once commanded the Blue Angels precision flying team, has been promoted retroactively to captain and will be given back pay to July 1995, officials said Wednesday. Now a Federal Express ...
4:01 a.m.
Columnist Jeff German: Shalmy has Herculean task before him
At first glance the appointment of the 61-year-old Shalmy would seem to be a tremendous morale boost for Nevada Power, which has earned the public's wrath through poor business decisions and skyrocketing electric bills.
4:00 a.m.
Lawmakers write doctors' prescription
3:59 a.m.
Columnist Sandy Thompson: Don't ever forget the lessons of Sept. 11
We need to remember the horror, the stunned silence, the destruction, the massive loss of life and our feelings of disbelief. In the days and weeks that followed Sept. 11, we were told -- and ...
3:59 a.m.
Considerate twins would benefit from trip to camp, says mom
The mother of 10-year-old twin boys says they are honor roll students who love sports. They do all their chores around the house without receiving any allowance. They have never been camping in the mountains. ...
2:24 a.m.
Center will help build dreams
2:24 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Dancing around real issues
It's really the report from the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety's Fatal Analysis Reporting System. (Yeah. "Daily Death Report" is easier.)
2:02 a.m.
The Great Wall
2:02 a.m.

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