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Rail City Profile : Rathmann discusses finer points of manag...
SPARKS — As the final day of the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off came to a close, Jay Rathmann, owner and manager of BJ’s Barbecue Restaurant in Sparks, easily recalled his first Nugget Rib Cook-Off. He was 17.
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Get Your Health ON! : UNR students receive free health asses...
RENO — Students are in full swing for the fall semester at the University of Nevada, Reno, and so are the pressures and stressors that accompany college life. Upcoming tests, feeling homesick and roommate arguments are some of the many things that cause stress to college students.
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Nugget, local businesses conduct mass cleaning efforts follo...
SPARKS — A short line of port-a-potties, some containing fencing and a few vendors’ trucks are all that remain Tuesday on Victorian Square in wake of the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off.
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US Supreme Court Justice Scalia visiting Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A planned visit by conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to a Las Vegas Roman Catholic church for a ceremony seeking divine guidance for legal professionals and to a Las Vegas Strip casino reception afterward was drawing criticism Tuesday from a liberal activist who promised demonstrations to mark the events. Scalia, who is due to begin his 27th year on the court next month, also is scheduled Wednesday to spea...
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Rib Cook-Off comes and goes
It was beyond the imagination of John Ascuaga to envision the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off bringing enough people to be Nevada’s second largest city to Victorian Square.
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Burning Man attendance stays well within BLM cap
RENO — The Burning Man festival on the Nevada desert drew crowds well within the maximum attendance cap allowed by federal land managers, a year after its organizers were placed on probation for exceeding the limit.
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Wildlife refuge in NV to remove all wild horses
RENO — Federal officials have approved a final management plan for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Nevada that calls for the removal of all wild horses and burros from it within five years.
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Creating the people’s living room
Nugget executive Stephen Ascuaga talks about rib cook-off evolution, role in Sparks community
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Vendors without ribs prosper, provide options at Best in the...
SPARKS — It was a man in North Carolina who corrected Patrick Mace when he was in search of some fried pickle chips, telling him ‘frickles’ were common to most restaurants. Mace, then an employee of Lagunitas Brewery in Petaluma, Calif., had the “crazy idea” of selling the fried vegetable on the company’s menu.
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Volunteers with a Cause
Sparks, Spanish Springs groups donate time, reap rewards
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Method to the Madness : Rib vendors share preparation techni...
SPARKS — When you are chowing down your pile of ribs this week at the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off, you are tasting the hard work and preparation of some of the best grillers in the country.
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Joey Chestnut defends title in rib-eating contest
SPARKS — Joey Chestnut won his third consecutive Nugget Rib Eating Championship title Wednesday evening in Sparks as he devoured 8 lbs. of ribs in 12 minutes, beating 19-year-old Matt Stonie by only a half pound.
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Nevada AD Cary Groth retires
Groth will finish academic year, retirement effective June 30, 2013
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Vendors set for rib cook-off
Nugget’s annual Labor Day Weekend event kicks off today
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Nevada governor delivers GOP convention speech
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The governor of the state hardest hit by the Great Recession rallied Republican National Convention delegates in Tampa on Tuesday to back Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, with a speech accusing the Obama administration of blocking economic recovery.
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‘Excellent and we know it’
Renown nursing staff recognized as elite, first in state to earn that honor
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Airlines differ on Isaac rebooking policies
NEW YORK — When hurricanes, blizzards or other severe weather disrupt flights, some airlines are more accommodating than others in letting passengers rebook. Tropical Storm Isaac is sweeping into the Gulf of Mexico and all the airlines with flights to and from the region this week are waiving their normal fees for passengers to rebook trips. So-called change fees can be as high as $150 on a domestic trip. Some airlines are giving passengers ne...
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New Orleans’ post-Katrina gentrification is touchy
NEW ORLEANS — With Isaac bearing down on New Orleans, the city finds itself at a delicate moment in its rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina struck seven years ago. Private and government investment is fueling the push to overhaul some of the city’s troubled but culturally rich neighborhoods near the French Quarter, where poor families are being replaced as wealthier ones move in. While the city’s in a boom and even gentrifying, some question wh...
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