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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2012 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Even in territory as well-traversed as California, biologists can discover new creatures. The latest? A species of scorpion in Death Valley National Park. Wernerius inyoensis is tiny — just over half an inch long — and may live underground. Matthew Graham, a doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, discovered it during a nighttime search of the park, using a special ultraviolet light that made the animal glow in the dark. Scorpions have chemicals in their exoskeletons that fluoresce under UV light.
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SPORTS
December 18, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Washington Wizard swingman Tyrone Nesby, a former teammate of Lamar Odom with the Clippers and a junior at Nevada Las Vegas during UNLV's ill-fated recruitment of Odom in 1996-97, said he has a problem accepting the NCAA's findings of last week. After an 18-month investigation, which found a UNLV booster providing Odom with $5,600 in monthly payments, the NCAA hit UNLV with four years of probation, including a ban on postseason play this season. The price for UNLV coach Bill Bayno was his job.
SPORTS
December 18, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Washington Wizard swingman Tyrone Nesby, a former teammate of Lamar Odom with the Clippers and a junior at Nevada Las Vegas during UNLV's ill-fated recruitment of Odom in 1996-97, said he has a problem accepting the NCAA's findings of last week. After an 18-month investigation, which found a UNLV booster providing Odom with $5,600 in monthly payments, the NCAA hit UNLV with four years of probation, including a ban on postseason play this season. The price for UNLV coach Bill Bayno was his job.
SPORTS
January 31, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nevada Las Vegas Athletic Director Jim Weaver denied reports that he planned to suspend basketball player J.R. Rider because of the player's arrest last week on obstruction of justice charges.
SPORTS
November 26, 1994 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The unopened bottle of slivovitz sits among the stacks of scouting tapes and phone messages covering Tim Grgurich's modest little desk in his modest little office. There are two school-issued chairs, a TV, a VCR and, if you like concrete, a gorgeous window view of the Thomas & Mack Center parking lot. Grgurich could have had Rollie Massimino's old place down the hall, but the new Nevada Las Vegas coach won't set foot in the room. Too strange, too soon and too much cherry wood.
SPORTS
September 14, 1993 | From Associated Press
Jerry Tarkanian, former basketball coach at Nevada Las Vegas, is suing university officials, alleging they conspired with NCAA investigators to ruin his college career. The suit, filed last Friday in state District Court, named UNLV President Bob Maxson, legal counsel Brad Booke and former athletic director Dennis Finfrock as defendants. Also named were UNLV, the university system and nine members of the Board of Regents. The NCAA, mentioned prominently in the suit, is not a defendant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2012 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Even in territory as well-traversed as California, biologists can discover new creatures. The latest? A species of scorpion in Death Valley National Park. Wernerius inyoensis is tiny — just over half an inch long — and may live underground. Matthew Graham, a doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, discovered it during a nighttime search of the park, using a special ultraviolet light that made the animal glow in the dark. Scorpions have chemicals in their exoskeletons that fluoresce under UV light.
MAGAZINE
October 27, 2002 | LISA LEFF, Lisa Leff is a freelance writer living in Ventura. Her last article for the magazine was about the fate of Los Angeles County's unidentified dead.
The California Hotel & Casino isn't what people imagine when they think of the "new" Las Vegas. It wasn't built to resemble a pyramid, a medieval castle or anything more architecturally ambitious than a pair of towers that would be at home near any major airport. Situated on the edge of downtown, three miles northeast of the glitzy Strip and three blocks from the city's secondary gambling district, Glitter Gulch, the California offers little in the way of location.
SPORTS
October 11, 1985
University of Nevada Las Vegas starting defensive tackle Greg Sims will remain on the football team pending his Nov. 4 sentencing on a burglary charge, according to Coach Harvey Hyde.
SPORTS
November 26, 1994 | GENE WOJCIECHOWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The unopened bottle of slivovitz sits among the stacks of scouting tapes and phone messages covering Tim Grgurich's modest little desk in his modest little office. There are two school-issued chairs, a TV, a VCR and, if you like concrete, a gorgeous window view of the Thomas & Mack Center parking lot. Grgurich could have had Rollie Massimino's old place down the hall, but the new Nevada Las Vegas coach won't set foot in the room. Too strange, too soon and too much cherry wood.
SPORTS
September 14, 1993 | From Associated Press
Jerry Tarkanian, former basketball coach at Nevada Las Vegas, is suing university officials, alleging they conspired with NCAA investigators to ruin his college career. The suit, filed last Friday in state District Court, named UNLV President Bob Maxson, legal counsel Brad Booke and former athletic director Dennis Finfrock as defendants. Also named were UNLV, the university system and nine members of the Board of Regents. The NCAA, mentioned prominently in the suit, is not a defendant.
SPORTS
January 31, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Nevada Las Vegas Athletic Director Jim Weaver denied reports that he planned to suspend basketball player J.R. Rider because of the player's arrest last week on obstruction of justice charges.
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