Elko Daily Free Press from Elko, Nevada on November 4, 1995 · 3
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Saturday, November 4, 1995 ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS, Elko, Nevada 3 Landmark Hotel tower in Las Vegas Avill be imploded LAS VEGAS (AP) - A piece of Us Vegas history will be reduced to rubble next week when the shuttered Landmark Hotel tower is imploded. The explosive charges will write the final chapter in the checkered history of the 31-story structure, pat terned after the Space Needle at the Seattle World's Fair. The implosion is tentatively scheduled as early as Tuesday morning, but is subject to change, according to Rob Powers, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the owner of the property. The implosion will be carried out by Controlled Demolition Inc. of Phoenix, Myd. CDI imploded two towers of the old Dunes Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip two years ago. The company was hired earlier this year to implode the shattered shell of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, weeks after the bombing that left 169 people dead. "A lot of longtime Las Vegans have very fond memories of the Landmark," Powers said Friday. "The former owners were just not able to make it a success. By the time the convention authority acquired the property, it was clear that our only course of action would be to demolish the tower and use the property for other purposes." The LVCVA currently plans to use the site for parking and exhibit space, but Powers said clearance of the 20-acre site, across from the city's convention center, "gives us all kinds of options for future use." The Landmark which once showcased celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Dinah Shore, Bobby Darin, Bobbie Gentry, Campaign to urge warning on air-1 nig danger to children WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal transportation officials are appealing to manufacturers, health, medical and educational groups to help warn parents that automobile air bags can be deadly to infants and toddlers. The National Transportation Safety Board raised the , alarm ,on Thursday, sending letters to safety agenoies, doctors, broadcasters and other organizations. The board said it has investigated seven accidents in which an infant or small child was killed or severely injured as a result of air bag deployment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a similar caution a week ago. According to the new warning, in at least four cases drivers were unaware of warnings against using rear-facing safety seats when air bags were installed, the safety board said. It urged NHTSA to seek the cooperation of the National Association of Broadcasters in developing "a highly visible nationwide multimedia campaign to advise the public about the dangers of placing a rear-facing child safety seat" or an unrestrained child in the front seat of a car with air bags. Air bags have an excellent record and have saved hundreds of lives, the board said. But the bags deploy with considerable force and can harm small children who are not restrained properly or who are in rear- Queen signs Maori land settlement WELLINGTON. New Zealand (AP) Queen Elizabeth II signed an unprecedented apology Friday expressing "profound regret" for the seizure of Maori land by British colonizers 132 years ago. The document also returns to the Maoris 39,000 of the 1.25 million acres of land the British confiscated in the Waikato region, and places $42 million in a fund for Maoris to buy back privately owned land that was once theirs. A small group of tribal elders broke into a soft traditional chant after the queen signed the deed of settlement, the largest ever reached in New Zealand's history' of tensions between the Maoris and the descendants of European settlers. Witnessing the simple ceremony was Maori Queen Dame Te Atairan-gikauahu, whose ancestors lost vast tracts of land to British troops acting in the name of Queen Victoria during bloody race wars in 1863. Maori elder Waea Mauriohooho praised the two queens, who are both descended from opposing mo-narchs of the last century, for coming together to formally end the dispute. "The signing is the end of an old era and the beginning of a new one," Mauriohooho said. Even so, another dozen tribal claims remain from last century's confiscation, and a tribunal set up to hear Maori grievances is slowly processing more than 400 other claims. In the document signed Friday, the British Crown expresses "profound regret" and "apologizes unre- Bob Newhart and Red Skelton opened on July 2, 1969, eight years after ground was broken on the prop erty. It closed Aug. 7, 1990 after failing to emerge from bankruptcy. The last hurrah for the once-stately resort came in 1994 when Universal Studios used the property for some of the filming of "Casino," a movie scheduled for release this month that chronicles the decline of organized crime in the city. The movie stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Sharon Stone. Developer Frank Caracciolo broke ground for the Landmark in 1961, then spent the next five years wrestling with financial problems. In 1967 he was denied a gaming license and the following year sold the property to billionaire Howard Hughes for $17.3 million. Hughes opened the 5GUroom hotel with its distinctive tower on July 2, 1969, with Danny Thomas headlining in the elegant showroom. But the property rarely turned a profit and soon became known to locals as "Howard Hughes' white elephant." The hotel was purchased by a Kansas group in 1978, then sold to Las Vegas businessman Bill Morris in 1983. Morris failed to break the Landmark jinx despite pouring millions of dollars into the property. He placed the hotel under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 1985, and continued to struggle until 1990, when a bankruptcy judge converted the action to Chapter 7, The hotel closed on Aug. 7, 1990, with furnishings auctioned off in the months that followed. In 1993, the Landmark was purchased by the LVCVA for $15.1 million. facing seats, it warned. The agency has urged parents to place children in safety seats in the rear of cars. In a series of letters to various organizations the board suggested: Domestic and foreign auto makers conduct a mail campaign to all registered owners of vehicles with air bags. Makers of child safety seats mail warnings to all registered owners and attach new warnings to their products. The Department of Health and Human Sen-ices. Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and American Hospital Association send warnings to all parents who have had babies in the past year. The American College of Nurse Midwives, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, International Childbirth Education Association and Academy of Certified Birth Educators all conduct programs to warn new parents. Lamaze Publishing Co. provide warnings through its Newborn Channel and Lamaze magazine. Makers of a 1990 video on using child safety seats modify the video to add warnings about not using rearward seats in the front of a car with air bags and provide supplemental information to users of the video. servedly" for the illegal land grab. The signature of the queen, as New Zealand's head of state, makes the document legally binding. Supporters of the agreement, which has been approved by Parliament, say it is the first time such an apology has been enshrined in law. Queen Elizabeth, who is on a 10-day visit to New Zealand, did not verbally apologize for past British misdeeds. Prime Minister Jim Bolger described the ceremony as a turning point in race relations. But Maori activists, who have occupied land over the last year, and have staged small anti-royal demonstrations during the queen's visit, criticized the deal. "It's too little and too late," said Mike Smith. Mauriohooho called on the activists to end their protests and join the negotiations between Maori elders and the government. When the British colonizers confiscated the Maori land, they claimed it was punishment for a tribal rebellion that never happened. Most of the land was quickly sold to settlers. The document signed by the queen says that the seizure had left Maoris, 12 percent of New Zealand's 3.3 million people, destitute and "orphanlike." Maoris suffer the country's highest unemployment rates and lowest incomes, and have less health care and education than most New Zealan-ders. They make up half the country's prison population. Dear Ann Landers: I'm sending you a column that you wrote 31 years ago. I hope you will run it again soon because I am having a similar prob lem right now. Bennie in Mobile, Ala. Dear Bennie: Why anyone would hang onto thai column for 31 years is anybody's guess, but here it is. Again. Dear Ann Landers: Our next door neighbors have done so many mean and petty things that we are seriously considering selling our home to get away from them. Here is the latest incident, and we want your advice. Our 11-year old son left his bicycle in their driveway. Yes, we know he should not have been so careless, but kids will be kids. The neighbor woman pretended not to see the bike and backed her car over it just for spite. The bike is so badly smashed that no shop will attempt to repair it. fflclidaiti d?et M ao , SSUM f?' 'frf&f 'f.xb VV I xWJP? - "4i c ' - .'-3.-Xf' ,J :; We have planned a delicious dinner for your holiday. We only use fresh, natural ingredients and cook everything for you. 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