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Archive for March 31, 2003

Vegas firm reports loss
The decrease primarily reflected the addition of Paul-Son's results from Sept. 12 to the close of the year and reduced sales of Etablissements Bourgogne et Grasset's gaming chops, compared with last year's surge in demand ...
11:33 a.m.
Firm discloses expansion plans
The company on Friday disclosed plans to raise $500 million by selling subordinated notes and said the funds would be used to fund additional mortgage operations around the nation.
11:33 a.m.
Ruiz helps lift Rebels by SDSU
It was Ruiz' only hit of the day, scoring Patrick Dobson and Eric Nielsen.
11:31 a.m.
Nevada companies on the Fortune 500 list
354. Park Place Entertainment Corp., Las Vegas, $4.652
11:29 a.m.
Wal-Mart increases its lead atop Fortune 500
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. solidified its position atop the Fortune 500 list as the nation's need for affordable staples boosted the retailer's revenue in 2002.
11:29 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowksi: High definition television taking sports fans into the game
Another Major League Baseball season is under way, but this one won't be like any other, at least for the couch potato.
11:27 a.m.
Columnist Dean Juipe: Best teams aren't playing for NCAA title
This is not how I remember college and being a collegian.
11:25 a.m.
Tobacco case puts programs in danger
CARSON CITY -- State Treasurer Brian Krolicki said today he has "grave concerns" that Philip Morris USA won't be able to make its $15 million payment to Nevada to fund such things as Millennium Scholarships ...
11:23 a.m.
Small plane crashes in NLV wash
About 8:36 p.m., a passerby called 911 on a cell phone to report that a plane had crashed about 10 feet from apartments in the 2900 block of North Rancho Drive, authorities said.
11:21 a.m.
$6.2 million in mortage bonds OK'd
CARSON CITY -- The state Board of Finance today voted to issue up to $6.2 million in mortgage revenue bonds to allow a private company to purchase and renovate the 154-unit Cedar Village Apartment in ...
11:19 a.m.
SW Gas CEO supports gross receipts tax
"I guess I'm at the point right now, with respect to the gross receipts tax, that I'm willing to give the governor the benefit of the doubt," Southwest CEO Michael Maffie said in an interview ...
11:17 a.m.
No settlement in mining dispute
A two-day strike by union employees at Newmont Mining Corp.'s Carlin operations in Northern Nevada ended Friday with no settlement reached in a dispute over terms of a new collective bargaining agreement.
11:17 a.m.
State receives poor rating for disciplining doctors
CARSON CITY -- A national citizens advocacy group says Nevada's Board of Medical Examiners had one of the nation's worst records in disciplining errant doctors in 2002.
11:17 a.m.
VA will seek new site for LV Valley clinic
The Department of Veterans Affairs will seek offers for land for a new Las Vegas veterans clinic now that talks between the VA and city officials about city-owned property downtown have fallen through, a spokesman ...
11:16 a.m.
Citizens panel seeks ways to save water through rates
Las Vegas residents could soon see changes in their water bills in the name of conservation.
11:16 a.m.
New drug, alcohol facilities may be put on hold
New licenses for drug and alcohol treatment or counseling facilities may be put on hold in Las Vegas.
11:15 a.m.
Analysis: Rumsfeld's Syrian accusation refreshing
TEL AVIV -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld might have surprised some State Department diplomats when he accused Syria of shipping military equipment to Iraq. His blunt accusation didn't cause a ripple in this part of ...
11:15 a.m.
AG gets just four replies on gas query
CARSON CITY -- Only four oil companies met Attorney General Brian Sandoval's deadline for explanations about Nevada's record high gasoline prices.
11:14 a.m.
Private bids too high; state keeps motor pool
CARSON CITY -- Some legislators say private business can often operate more cheaply than the state.
11:13 a.m.
Metro officer's shooting of man ruled excusable; family may sue
A coroner's inquest ruled Friday that a Metro police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect was excusable.
11:09 a.m.
Family saved from fire
Security bars hindered the escape of five people from an early-morning house fire near Vegas and Rancho drives, firefighters and neighbors said.
11:09 a.m.
Legislators likely to ignore Guinn's call for temporary increase of taxes
CARSON CITY -- Gov. Kenny Guinn eyes today in the same way many taxpayers see April 15 -- as a red-letter deadline.
11:06 a.m.
Conflict reduces Internet LV trip bookings
A company that tracks last-minute travel bookings on the Internet says Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla., are seeing fewer upcoming bookings.
10:55 a.m.
Gwynn adjusts to life as coach
Tony's picks
10:55 a.m.
Expert: Problem gambling study flawed
Another gambling policy expert is weighing in on the debate about how to quantify the costs to society of addicted gamblers.
10:54 a.m.
Developers try lifestyle concept in Green Valley
For East Coast native John Kilduff, developing an urban environment of retail, residential and office space is the next frontier for suburban Green Valley and Green Valley Ranch in Henderson.
10:53 a.m.
Story of 5-year-old's daring rescue told
No one was supposed to be home Friday morning at the Landeros house on Amber Crest Drive. Angel Landeros, a baker on the day shift at the Fiesta, was on vacation. His wife, Lucina, had ...
10:48 a.m.
Montana gambling project endorsed by legislators
HELENA, Mont. -- A plan to create a nearly $2 billion gambling and entertainment center in Butte inched closer to reality Friday, when a legislative committee approved a bill authorizing creation of a special district ...
9:56 a.m.
Casino supplier posts net loss
Including one-time charges, the company reported a net loss of $1.7 million in the fourth quarter compared to earnings of $52,000 for the fourth quarter of 2001. This translates into a loss of 44 cents ...
9:55 a.m.
Agency seeks to amend bill
In Business Las Vegas, a sister newspaper to the Las Vegas Sun, this week reported board officials believe there are wording problems in the bill. Those problems would actually prevent homeowners from submitting complaints to ...
9:53 a.m.
Columnist Ron Kantowski: High definition television taking sports fans into the game
Another Major League Baseball season is under way, but this one won't be like any other, at least for the couch potato.
9:50 a.m.
Driver killed in collision
The accident occurred about 10 p.m. Saturday on Industrial Road in the Blue Diamond area.
9:47 a.m.
Security bars slow escape from fire
Security bars may have hindered the escape of five people from an early morning house fire.
9:47 a.m.
Families grapple with news of missing soldiers
For many veterans and families of military personnel, missing in action may be the most haunting phrase in the lexicon of war.
9:46 a.m.
Officials prepare first Internet child-sex case
A man charged with using the Internet to lure a 14-year-old boy to meet for sex was arraigned Friday, setting in motion the first case prosecuted in Clark County under a new statute aimed at ...
9:45 a.m.
The Sun corrects its errors. If you find a mistake, call 385-3111 to report it.
9:25 a.m.
Early voting off to rapid start
So far more than 15,000 voters have turned out to cast ballots in elections for Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City and Mesquite. In 2001 slightly more than 10,000 votes had been cast ...
9:22 a.m.
County labor pact set for OK
Clark County is one step away from a new four-year contract with its 10,000 employees, County Manager Thom Reilly said Sunday.
9:22 a.m.
Reid to compromise on vets' pay
Reid has been fighting to change the federal law that requires disabled veterans to waive the amount of their retirement pay equal to the amount they receive in disability.
9:22 a.m.
Libraries celebrate with amnesty program
Fines and charges for overdue, lost or damaged materials will be waived for all Las Vegas-Clark County Library District materials. Up to $25 per cardholder will be waived when patrons return items to any of ...
9:21 a.m.
Immunization schedule for March 31, 2003
NORTH LAS VEGAS PUBLIC HEALTH CENTER: 1820 E. Lake Mead Blvd., Suite F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
9:20 a.m.
Desert Springs has plan to keep ER surgeons
Desert Springs Hospital officials say they will have general surgeons to treat emergency room patients by Tuesday.
9:20 a.m.
Obituaries for March 31, 2003
Thomas David Ashe, 70, of Las Vegas died Tuesday in a local hospice. He was born March 5, 1933, in Buffalo, N.Y. A resident for six years, he was a retired Marine Corps major, a ...
9:20 a.m.
Save Red Rock effort picks up James' support
Under the bright sunshine and dramatic hillsides of Red Rock Canyon, protesters got good news Saturday on their effort to derail development a few miles away.
9:19 a.m.
Former referee Lane recovering slowly
His recovery has been slow, but Lane began hyperbaric oxygen therapy this year, which his wife said was showing great success.
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Protesters have an ethical right
The fact that fighting is already under way does not, in any way, make antiwar arguments moot. Any political action that has been started can be stopped if leaders have the intelligence and courage to ...
9:11 a.m.
Columnist Ralph Siraco: March toward Derby set to kick into gear
The rite of spring is upon us, and in horse racing that is the march to the Kentucky Derby.
9:11 a.m.
Letter: Israel's record also warrants U.S. intervention
Israel has caused more death and destruction than any country in the region. It invaded and destroyed Lebanon. After its plans to turn Lebanon into an Israeli' colony failed, it finally retreated after destroying the ...
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Grant should apply to female inmates
In a story last week, however, Sun reporter Jennifer Knight pointed out an inequity. The department has ruled that because the Southern Nevada Women's Correctional Facility is managed by a private company, inmates confined there ...
9:10 a.m.
Agassi claims 3rd title of year
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Holding her 17-month-old son, Steffi Graf watched nervously from the players' box, rooting for the bald fellow on stadium court to break her tournament record.
9:10 a.m.
Editorial: Lights on, but no one is at home
California, citing the market manipulation, also had asked federal regulators to let the state reopen and renegotiate $20 billion in long-term contracts it entered into with the energy producers at the height of the energy ...
9:10 a.m.
Snyder back in saddle again as UNLV coach
Bruce Snyder sat on a couch inside the Lied Athletic Complex following an intense, hot and hard-hitting UNLV football spring practice and smiled.
9:03 a.m.
Prep Schedule
9:02 a.m.
Joel, John play it long at MGM Grand
Midway through his set at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night, Billy Joel invited a rather unexpected guest onto the stage: his dentist.
8:18 a.m.
The Vines wilt with short, sluggish show at House of Blues
To hear the British music press talk, Las Vegas got a visit from Led Zeppelin and Nirvana on Friday night.
8:17 a.m.
Columnist Susan Snyder: Orange alert ruffles some feathers
The McIntyres, of Henderson, and their friends Jim and Marilyn Clayton, of Idaho, went to the Desert National Wildlife Range north of Las Vegas for the first time last week because their usual bird-watching spot ...
8:16 a.m.
Sun Lite for March 31, 2003
Webster's Dictionary defines spring fever as "the laziness and listlessness that many people feel during the first warm, sunny days of spring."
8:15 a.m.

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