December 14, 1995 |
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.
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.
November 20, 2003 |
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.
July 30, 1989 |
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?
February 4, 1986 |
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.
June 23, 2012 |
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.
February 5, 2012 |
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.
October 20, 2012 |
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.
October 31, 2007 |
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.
December 28, 2007 |
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.