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Archive for September 11, 2002

FBI officials expect no LV threat today
Officials with the FBI and Southern Nevada law enforcement agencies said they expect no terrorism threat to Las Vegas today.
11:20 a.m.
Proposed schools audit blasted
CARSON CITY -- A potential audit of the Clark County School District would look into such areas as the solvency of the health insurance plan for teachers, the maintenance at the district's 245 schools and ...
11:16 a.m.
Morning rain ends valley's dry spell
Just over one-quarter of an inch was recorded at McCarran International Airport, bringing the year's total to 0.89 inches. The last time Las Vegas had as much rain was July 17, when just over half ...
11:16 a.m.
Gray clouds provide fitting backdrop for LV ceremonies
As drops from a pre-dawn shower fell on the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Mary Lamas solemnly but proudly watched her son,Clark County Firefighter Mike Hutcherson march toward Station 18 on Flamingo ...
11:15 a.m.
Racetrack fined over underage gambler
Prairie Meadows officials this week signed an agreement acknowledging the violation, commission administrator Jack Ketterer said Tuesday.
11:14 a.m.
Casino operator selects Internet technology firm
The mapping service will ensure that MGM MIRAGE's site will block customers in areas where Internet gambling is illegal, the company said.
11:14 a.m.
Las Vegas, Salt Lake City companies form alliance
Spire Communications and Truesynergy Group have joined Vanguard Media, Salt Lake City, and MassMedia, which has Las Vegas and Reno offices. Paula Yakubik, founder of MassMedia, said the local public relations and advertising firm would ...
11:14 a.m.
$4.4 million plan approved
LVCVA spokeswoman Erika Brandvik said television advertising featuring the "Vegas Calling" theme currently being used nationwide will be used promote the city during a period when visitation is expected to be more than 8 percent ...
11:14 a.m.
IGT revved up over slot
IGT revved up over slot
11:14 a.m.
Flight bound for LV diverted
FORT SMITH, Ark. -- A year after terrorists hijacked four cross-country flights, a Northwest Airlines jet bound for Las Vegas was diverted to Fort Smith's airport this morning after three passengers locked themselves in a ...
11:14 a.m.
Harrah's gets OK to bid on Illinois license
The opinion, which is not a formal decision on the license, was offered in response to concerns by Harrah's that regulators might object to the company's market concentration in Illinois, where it already operates two ...
11:11 a.m.
LV businesses mark day with thoughtful events
A year after the terrorists hit the United States, Tanya Watler of Las Vegas still mourns her aunt who died in the attacks and what she calls an entire generation lost.
11:11 a.m.
Court denies appeals of two killers
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court has denied the appeal of Frank S. D'Agostino, sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the fatal stabbing and the burning of the body ...
11:10 a.m.
Harter upbeat in annual university address
In an uplifting speech that touched on the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, UNLV President Carol Harter extended a challenge Tuesday to raise $350 million in six years.
11:06 a.m.
DMV studies alternatives to reduce lines
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles hasn't been able to reduce waiting time to reach its goal of one hour per customer, so it's trying some new ideas.
11:05 a.m.
Advisory issues could be off ballot
A District Court ruling on whether Clark County possessed the authority to place two smoking-related advisory questions on November's ballot could determine the fate of a slate of planned questions.
11:04 a.m.
Terrorist attacks ripped many immigrants' worlds to pieces
Luis Quintana, a U.S. native, thought his bride of nearly two years, a woman from his family's hometown in Mexico, by now would be not only his lawfully wedded wife, but also legally able to ...
11:04 a.m.
Vegas-bound plane diverted to Arkansas because of suspicious passengers
Police and firefighters surrounded the aircraft, which was parked at the end of a runway.
10:48 a.m.
Victims of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001
CONFIRMED DEAD: American Airlines Flight 11
10:17 a.m.
Turner's an eager Beaver
10:04 a.m.
Wranglers to be part of East Coast league
Anchorage, Bakersfield, Fresno, Idaho, Las Vegas, Long Beach and San Diego are scheduled to begin play in the expanded ECHL in 2003-04 with Ontario and Reno coming on board the following season.
10:02 a.m.
Salt Lake wins in PCL playoffs
Johnson, a former Trapper, had two hits and drove in five runs.
10:01 a.m.
Nevada lawmakers mark anniversary at Pentagon ceremony
WASHINGTON -- One year ago, Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., huddled with his staffers in their Capitol Hill office and prayed.
9:56 a.m.
Dividing line
Despite being in Las Vegas and being housed in all but adjoining accommodations, Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas are to have no physical contact whatsoever until they touch gloves in the ring Saturday ...
9:55 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Sports play key role in our psyche
At times it gets a little syrupy, of course, all this rehashing and analysis of what happened to America a year ago today.
9:54 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:52 a.m.
SCORE entries
TROPHY-TRUCK (Unlimited Production Trucks)--12 Brian Collins, 39, Las Vegas/Brian Stewart, Long Beach, Calif., Chevrolet Silverado 1 Dan Smith, 38/Dave Ashley, 45, Riverside, Calif., Ford F-150 9 Darren Skilton, 34, Long Beach, Calif., Kia Sorrento 19 ...
9:49 a.m.
Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: Cheever accuses Castroneves of blocking
Helio Castroneves had two words for Eddie Cheever Jr., who accused Castroneves of blocking him during the thrilling closing laps of Sunday's Indy Racing League Delphi Indy 300 at Chicagoland Speedway:
9:46 a.m.
DOE expects to have waste transportation plan in a year
The Energy Department's chief scientist in charge of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository said the agency will have a national transportation plan ready in a year for shipping the expected 77,000 tons of ...
9:41 a.m.
Public meetings planned for input on wildlife refuges
The 7 p.m. meeting at the Fish and Wildlife Service office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, is designed to help officials develop a comprehensive plan and environmental impact statement for the four Southern Nevada National ...
9:41 a.m.
Dismissal sought in Weber case
Defense attorneys representing a Las Vegas man facing the death penalty in the slaying of his girlfriend and her 15-year-old son say there isn't enough evidence to take the case to trial.
9:41 a.m.
Walters' attorneys argue for indictment to be tossed out
Attorneys representing golf course developer Billy Walters and his associates provided Chief District Judge Mark Gibbons Tuesday a host of reasons why a four-year-old money laundering indictment against them should be tossed out.
9:37 a.m.
School District official blasts proposed legislative audit
CARSON CITY -- A potential audit of the Clark County School District would look into such areas as the solvency of the health insurance plan for teachers, the maintenance at the district's 245 schools and ...
9:35 a.m.
Governor: Rainy day fund may be used
CARSON CITY -- If the Nevada economy continues to sag, Gov. Kenny Guinn said, he may have to drain more than $100 million from the state's rainy day fund.
9:35 a.m.
Audit questions collection of fines
CARSON CITY -- Municipal and Justice courts are doing a fairly good job in collecting fines, but District Courts are turning in a poor performance, a legislative audit said.
9:35 a.m.
Herrera proposes development buffer zones
Environmentally sensitive areas such as Red Rock Canyon could soon see greater protection from residential development, a growing flashpoint of controversy for the Clark County Commission and other government agencies.
9:35 a.m.
Weather ruled out as cause of rescue helicopter crash
Investigators are concentrating on the possibility that either a mechanical problem or human error caused a Mercy Air Service helicopter to crash Saturday near Primm, killing the pilot and two paramedics.
9:34 a.m.
News briefs for Sept. 11, 2002
In a short presentation Tuesday to the Clark County Commission, Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax reported no significant errors in canvassing the returns of the primary election.
9:34 a.m.
Boulder City Council briefs for Sept. 11, 2002
After answering calls for weeks about dust storms kicked up by an off-road race earlier this summer, Boulder City officials considered withholding permission this fall for a race that has run more than 30 years.
9:29 a.m.
Prominent artist Amie dies at 49
Ronald Terry "Ron" Amie, a Las Vegas artist who combined Rembrandt's dark environments with the bright colors of 1970s pop art, has died. He was 49.
9:28 a.m.
Obituaries for Sept. 11, 2002
Benjamin F. Bell, 71, of Las Vegas died Saturday. A social worker, he was born Aug. 28, 1910, in Texas.
9:24 a.m.
Nebraska gambling promoters try to save initiative
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Organizers of an effort to legalize video slot machines in Nebraska have launched a two-pronged legal attack to get the issue on the Nov. 5 ballot.
9:24 a.m.
Kentucky gambling expansion may move to front burner
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The stars may be aligning to put expanded gambling back on the front burner of Kentucky public policy debate.
9:23 a.m.
Senators seek changes to tribal recognition process
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Christopher Dodd and Joseph Lieberman, both Connecticut Democrats, introduced a measure in Congress Tuesday to halt future federal Indian recognition decisions until the process for making such decisions is changed.
9:21 a.m.
Letter: Best coverage is none at all
It seems to me that the most responsible coverage would be no coverage at all. If we want to encourage future attacks, the best way is to show that those attacks have had a profound ...
9:04 a.m.
Letter: Arafat admission comes too late
Arafat, according to the Associated Press, also said the world expects from the Palestinians a "clear stance and firm answers regarding peace with Israel ..." Has the world gone crazy? Since when do we wait ...
9:04 a.m.
Letter: China poses greater threat than Iraq does
They say Saddam Hussein must be removed from leadership in Iraq because he possesses weapons of mass destruction that might be used against other nations. Additionally, he has treated individuals within his nation savagely, refused ...
9:03 a.m.
Charities find donations skyrocket after attacks, then dive
The generosity that blossomed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 has waned, but the need for help has not let up, local nonprofit organization officials say.
9:03 a.m.
Deployment is now more commonplace
National Guard
9:03 a.m.
Editorial: Builders can solve their own problem
With a budget deficit estimated to exceed $330 million next year, and with programs for needy people being slashed, the state is in no position to subsidize the construction industry with a nonprofit insurance fund. ...
9:02 a.m.
Editorial: We must be in war for long haul
While there is broad public support for continuing the campaign against al-Qaida, President Bush is having a trickier time in enlisting the same level of backing from the U.S. public and, to a greater extent, ...
9:02 a.m.
Columnist Victoria Sun: UNLV golf team looking for Moore
The Los Angeles Lakers had Magic Johnson.
8:59 a.m.
Columnist Peter Benton: South Shore's Akridge triumphs at Southwest Section championship
The Las Vegas Chapter, Southwest Section of the PGA staged its Chapter Championship at the TPC Canyons recently, and chapter president Dale Akridge of the South Shore Golf Club emerged victorious after rounds of 67-73--140 ...
8:47 a.m.
Community briefs for Sept. 11, 2002
As many as 15,000 bikers are expected from around North America for the Las Vegas BikeFest beginning Thursday at Fremont Street Experience.
8:43 a.m.
Oral HIV tests are available
Oral HIV tests do not require blood or needles and provides a testing option that is 99 percent accurate and results within 10 days. The test checks for the presence of HIV antibodies in the ...
8:43 a.m.
VegasBeat -- Timothy McDarrah: The hard truth on Entwistle's final night
Bedside reading this week: the Clark County coroner's report on the death of John Entwistle.
8:42 a.m.
Savvy wine buys: '97 Marques de Riscal Rioja Riserva
To be labeled a reserve wine, as this one is, a wine in Spain has to spend at least one year in oak fermentation. As a result, rioja reservas tend to have notes of vanilla, ...
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Elizabeth Foyt: Backdrop of Faberge art highlights Bellagio party
From the first glimpse of the exquisite exhibition of Faberge creations in the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, the spell of enchantment was felt by all. Reflecting the vastness of his talents, Faberge's fabled Imperial ...
8:28 a.m.
Columnist Muriel Stevens: Don't cheapen Sept. 11
Meanwhile the debate continues in New York about a permanent tribute on the site of the World Trade Center. More issues for discussion:
8:27 a.m.
Prone to theatrics: Area productions offer volume, variety
Whoever said Las Vegas lacks culture hasn't taken a close look at the city's long-standing performing arts institutions.
8:26 a.m.

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