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December 14, 1995 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Alex Van Dyke and Wasean Tait may be the two best college football players no one has ever heard of. It seems only fitting they meet tonight in a bowl game few people have ever paid any attention to. Van Dyke and Tait, both coming off seasons with Heisman-like numbers, lead their respective teams as the major college bowl season kicks off with Nevada meeting No. 25 Toledo in the Las Vegas Bowl at 9 tonight. Toledo gets a chance to beat Nevada for a second time this year in the fourth annual bowl, which pits the winners of the Big West and Mid-American conferences.
NEWS
June 12, 2013
Barbara Vucanovich, 91, who was the first woman to represent Nevada in Congress and went on to serve seven terms, died Monday in Reno after a short illness, family members said. She suffered a broken pelvis in February and never fully recovered, daughter Patty Cafferata said. Rep. Vucanovich, a Republican, was elected to the U.S. House in 1982. She was a congresswoman from 1983 to 1997, serving on panels including the Interior Committee and the Appropriations Committee. Born in Camp Dix, N.J., Rep. Vucanovich was raised in New York state and moved to Reno in the late 1940s.
SPORTS
November 20, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Ben Gordon was well on his way to a career night when the sellout crowd at Gampel Pavilion started chanting "You can't stop him" with 14 minutes to play. Nevada needed no reminder. Gordon scored a career-high 37 points last night to lead the top-ranked Huskies to a 93-79 victory over visiting Nevada and into the semifinals of the Preseason NIT. Emeka Okafor finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies (2-0), who will play the winner of tonight's Georgia Tech-Hofstra second-round game.
NEWS
July 30, 1989 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Earlier this month, former Washington baseball and football player Jim Wark answered two of the most pressing questions that were asked whenever his name came up in conversation. Where is Wark going to college? When will he decide? He's made his decision. Wark has been accepted and will try to play both sports at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. That brings up another question. How is he going to play ball - or more importantly, study - in an environment such as Vegas?
BUSINESS
February 4, 1986 | By Alexis Moore Love, Inquirer Staff Writer
Atlantic Financial, the state's largest savings and loan, has acquired an insolvent savings association in Las Vegas, Nev., officials said yesterday. Under terms of the transaction, Atlantic Financial will merge its existing Las Vegas subsidiary, First United Thrift & Loan, with Great West Savings & Loan Association. The combined institution, to be known as Atlantic Financial Savings, will retain the federal deposit insurance held by Great West, instead of the private insurance that covered First United, the company said.
NEWS
June 23, 2012 | By Cristina Silva, Associated Press
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - There are no signs of rioters, wind-damaged homes, or flooding. The brand new city hall features gleaming marble floors and the public recreation centers offer Zumba, karate, and Pilates classes. Despite all of its suburban trimmings, North Las Vegas is officially a disaster area. After five years of declining property taxes, massive layoffs, and questionable spending, leaders of the blue-collar, family-oriented city outside Las Vegas have declared a state of emergency, invoking a rarely used state law crafted for unforeseen disasters.
NEWS
February 5, 2012 | By David Espo and Kasie Hunt, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday night, notching a second straight triumph over a field of rivals suddenly struggling to keep pace. In victory, the former Massachusetts governor unleashed a sharp attack on President Obama, whose economic policies he said have "made these tough times last longer. " In the state with the country's highest joblessness rate, Romney said that Obama this week had "been trying to take a bow for 8.3 percent unemployment.
NEWS
October 20, 2012 | By Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - This city's skyline is dominated by an imposing row of high-rises, much like in any American metropolis. What makes politics here different is who works in those skyscrapers - not lawyers or accountants, but heavily unionized housekeepers, blackjack dealers and line cooks who have transformed Nevada into a swing-voting state. Cristina Aguilar is one of them. She fled a poverty-stricken life in Mexico for California in the 1980s and spent 11 years laboring in hotels there, barely making enough for her and her eight children to survive.
SPORTS
October 31, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
A Nevada basketball player, who was beaten unconscious and robbed at a Halloween party where three people were shot to death, has been kicked off the team because he had been told not to go out that night, Wolf Pack coach Mark Fox said last night. Tyrone Hanson, a 6-6 sophomore forward from New York, was severely beaten early Sunday at a Reno home where a fight erupted and resulted in the triple homicide. He was treated and released from a hospital. Fox said Hanson already had been held out of a scrimmage on Saturday for violating team rules.
SPORTS
December 28, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Wayne Ellington had problems getting from Philadelphia to Chapel Hill, N.C., but even though missing practice forced him to miss a start, he barely missed a beat. The Episcopal Academy product scored a career-high 23 points as No. 1 North Carolina defeated visiting Nevada, 106-70, last night. Tyler Hansbrough led the Tar Heels with 26 points. Ty Lawson had 16 points and a career-best 10 assists for the Tar Heels (12-0). Ellington didn't start for the first time this season after having travel problems that forced him to miss his flight back from Philadelphia and kept him out of practice.
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NEWS
September 4, 2014
An article in Sunday's editions incorrectly described Atlantic City's casinos. They were the first legal casinos outside of Nevada.
BUSINESS
August 23, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 100 slot machines in 11 Atlantic City casinos are now linked with more than 600 machines at casinos in Nevada under a new effort to generate larger jackpots for gamblers, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement announced Thursday. "Much like multistate lotteries, this new technology and cooperative regulatory agreements will allow combined progressive jackpots to grow, which should be very appealing to players looking for the opportunity to play for huge jackpots," said David Rebuck, New Jersey's director of gaming enforcement.
NEWS
July 25, 2014
DID YOU hear about that special, new collaborative beer from the brewmasters at Anheuser-Busch, Miller and Coors? Yeah, never gonna happen. Which says less about mega-breweries than it does about one of the remarkable traits of America's small breweries: the enthusiasm for working together. Or, more accurately, having fun together. Collaborative beers have become one of the hallmarks of craft brewing - a factor you might be tempted to shrug off as the shared esprit de underdog.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
J-Lo, her kids on celebrity Kids understand far more about our lives than we realize. So Jennifer Lopez , 44, has realized: Her li'l ones know she's different, famous. "They're becoming very aware" that their parents are celebs, J-Lo says of 6-year-old twins Emme and Max , her kids with her ex, Marc Anthony . "They've seen me do shows on the road and notice that people like to sing along, take pictures," she tells USA Today. Would J-Lo encourage the kids to pursue showbiz?
SPORTS
July 28, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whatever is best for high school basketball star Horace Spencer III is also what is best for his father, Horace Spencer II said Friday morning. Even if that is sending the young player across the country for his last two high school seasons. Spencer, a 6-foot-9 power forward, plans to transfer from Bucks County's William Tennent High School to Nevada's Findlay Prep. He will be a junior this fall. "I want to put him in the best situation, not just for basketball but for the rest of his life," the elder Spencer said.
NEWS
June 12, 2013
Barbara Vucanovich, 91, who was the first woman to represent Nevada in Congress and went on to serve seven terms, died Monday in Reno after a short illness, family members said. She suffered a broken pelvis in February and never fully recovered, daughter Patty Cafferata said. Rep. Vucanovich, a Republican, was elected to the U.S. House in 1982. She was a congresswoman from 1983 to 1997, serving on panels including the Interior Committee and the Appropriations Committee. Born in Camp Dix, N.J., Rep. Vucanovich was raised in New York state and moved to Reno in the late 1940s.
NEWS
May 15, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
When it comes to presidential elections in Pennsylvania, Republicans are like Tantalus, the figure of Greek mythology. The man whose name lives on in the word tantalize was doomed to stand in a pool of water that he could never drink, while grabbing for fruit from a tree he could never reach - for eternity. The Keystone State always looks winnable for Republicans, on paper, but in each of the last six presidential elections, it has slipped away. It's a strategic mirage. In 1988, George H.W. Bush cracked the code, clawing his way to 50 percent of the vote in the Philadelphia media market, home to up to 42 percent of votes cast statewide.
SPORTS
May 14, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
BUDDY NIX yesterday stepped down as general manager of the Buffalo Bills. The 73-year-old Nix, confident he's put in place a young foundation capable of turning the Bills into a winner, decided it was a good time to relinquish his GM duties. "I think at some point, you've got to step aside and let young guys that are qualified have their shot," Nix said. "I never put a timetable on it. I always felt like I'd know when it was the right time. "And I think it's the right time.
NEWS
April 2, 2013 | By Martin Griffith, Associated Press
Five members of a Southern California family were killed in southern Nevada when their van was rear-ended by an 18-year-old driver who was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said. The dead were among seven family members who were in the van, authorities said. The other two - the 40-year-old female driver and a 15-year-old boy - were hospitalized in critical condition. Jean Soriano of California was booked into the Clark County Detention Center after he was treated and released at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson said.
BUSINESS
February 8, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gov. Christie vetoed Thursday a closely watched Internet gambling bill that would have allowed New Jersey to join Nevada and Delaware in permitting some form of online gaming. But the governor clearly softened his position, stating in a 31-page conditional-veto letter to the bill's key sponsors that he was willing to support I-gaming legislation if the activity were limited to a 10-year trial period, subject to an annual review. In a statement issued at 1:54 p.m. Thursday, Christie said now was the right time for the Garden State to become "one of the first states to permit Internet gaming, but only with the right limitations.
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