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United Blood Services seeks heroes on Wednesday
RENO — United Blood Services of Reno is setting aside a special day Wednesday for blood donors at its donation centers in Reno, Sparks and Carson City. “We are looking forward to our ‘Heroes Needed’ special event this Wednesday when all blood donors will be treated to some special food while being entered in a drawing to win one of two $500 gift cards,” said Lisa Rogers, the donor recruitment supervisor for Reno. “Additionally, all donors will...
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International team to train with Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer
WASHINGTON — ­Nevada Sen. Harry Reid on Friday honored Wilbur and Theresa Faiss, who were recognized during a ceremony in Las Vegas. They received an award that is bestowed upon the longest-married couple in the United States. “I congratulate Theresa and Wilbur Faiss on the incredible achievement for which they’re being honored today,” Reid said in a press release. “This ceremony and recognition is well-deserved, and we can all learn from the ...
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UNR VOX chapter ‘howls’ for birth control
WASHINGTON — ­Nevada Sen. Harry Reid on Friday honored Wilbur and Theresa Faiss, who were recognized during a ceremony in Las Vegas. They received an award that is bestowed upon the longest-married couple in the United States. “I congratulate Theresa and Wilbur Faiss on the incredible achievement for which they’re being honored today,” Reid said in a press release. “This ceremony and recognition is well-deserved, and we can all learn from the ...
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40 Days for Life campaign seeks volunteers
WASHINGTON — ­Nevada Sen. Harry Reid on Friday honored Wilbur and Theresa Faiss, who were recognized during a ceremony in Las Vegas. They received an award that is bestowed upon the longest-married couple in the United States. “I congratulate Theresa and Wilbur Faiss on the incredible achievement for which they’re being honored today,” Reid said in a press release. “This ceremony and recognition is well-deserved, and we can all learn from the ...
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Court affirms BLM grazing decision
Agency adequately accounted for sage-grouse habitat
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Assistance League helps Washoe Fire victims
The Washoe Drive Fire left many children in need of school clothes as a result of damage to their homes and the Assistance League of Reno-Sparks’ Operation School Bell Program was able to help.
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Sierra Donor Services leads nation in organ recovery
Sierra Donor Services led the nation in the number of organs recovered per donor at 3.78 for the first nine months of 2011, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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KNPB debuts ‘Jews in Nevada’ documentary
KNPB-TV public television will debut its latest documentary, “Jews in Nevada,” at 8 p.m. Thursday.
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Prescribed burn Monday at Davis Creed Park
Sierra Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Michael Heikka announced Friday that a prescribed burn is planned for Monday at Davis Creek Park.
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Dogs perish in smoky house fire in northwest Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Firefighters say two dogs perished after alerting people to a smoky blaze that spread from a recreational vehicle to an adjacent home in northwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas fire officials tell KVVU-TV Fox 5 that no people were hurt in the fire that badly damaged the home a little before 6:30 a.m. Friday on Thom Boulevard. Smoke from the fire near Decatur Boulevard and Gowan Road hung in the early morning air and was visible through...
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Lake Mead area draws religious group
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — The peace and tranquility of the land near the Lake Mead Recreation Area has drawn a religious group hoping to build a monastery. The Kingman Miner reports a group of monks known as the Anandagiri Path of Self-Realization is asking for a zoning use permit to build a religious camp in the Mead-O-Rama Ranchos subdevelopement south of Temple Bar and northwest of Kingman. The organization owns about 200 acres split into 194 l...
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Sparks Mayor Welcomed at Sikh Temple In Reno
Sparks Mayor Geno R. Martini visited the Sikh Temple (Gurudwara) on Selmi Drive in Reno and was honored with a Siropa (robe of honor). In the picture, Martini (3rd from right) is seen with Temple President Kewal Singh Sekhon (4th from right), Hindu leader Rajan Zed (2nd from right) and other Sikh community leaders of the area. Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world.
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Coral students displaying science projects
RENO ­— Kindergarten through 12th-grade Coral Academy students will have Science Fair Projects out for display today during the school’s 12th-annual Science Fair and Open House. All students at Coral are required to participate in the science fair with individual, team or class projects. Winning projects will move on to the regional science fair in March. The aim of the science fair is to promote scientific thinking, creativity and innovation....
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Vegas cocaine swallowing death ruled an accident
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of a 43-year-old Las Vegas man has been ruled accidental after the Clark County coroner determined he died in January from swallowing a bag of cocaine. The coroner’s office said Friday that blood test results showed Anthony Barrett died Jan. 18 of acute cocaine intoxication after a “bindle” of drugs burst in his stomach. An autopsy also found severe heart disease. Las Vegas police say Barrett was stopped in a vehicle...
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Suit over botched burial can proceed
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court says a lawsuit filed against a Las Vegas funeral home for a botched burial can proceed. The family of Baptist Pastor Jack Douglas Sr. sued Valley Funeral Home after a strap broke as the casket was being lowered into the ground. The casket opened and the deceased’s head was exposed. According to the Las Vegas Sun, the suit says Douglas’ widow fainted when the casket fell and she saw the head of ...
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Downtown Vegas plans Burning Man tribute event
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bit of Burning Man is headed to Las Vegas. Organizers with arts festival First Friday Las Vegas say they’re holding the city’s first-ever public burn inspired by the annual Burning Man Festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Organizers will ignite a 20-foot tall wooden showgirl sculpture dubbed “Lucky Lady Lucy” the night of Friday, March 2. Fire performers are set to kick off a weekend of art and entertainment in the downto...
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Institute to hold free surgical weight-loss seminars
RENO — Western Bariatric Institute, a weight management clinic headquartered in Reno, is offering free surgical weight-loss informational seminars this month at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 28 in the third-floor auditorium at Saint Mary’s Center for Health. These free seminars offer an informal setting for people to find out more about various surgical weight-loss options. To sign-up, contact Sarai Sullivan at ssullivan@westernsurgical.com or call ...
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Get a massage to help widower, baby
SPARKS ­— Friends of Karli Johnson, who died during the birth of her son, Bodie, who was born two months premature Dec. 17 in Reno, will hold a fundraiser for her family Feb. 25. Karli’s husband Will is now a struggling single father. Mizu Shin Tao/The Institute of Oriental Therapeutic Science is sponsoring an event to help Will Johnson with financial obligations. The “Community Massage Day” will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A donation of $20 or...
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Nevada fire council mismanaged grants
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Federal auditors say a nonprofit Nevada fire safety group mismanaged $2.7 million in federal grants and should repay the money issued for fuel reduction projects at Lake Tahoe. A report released by the Office of Inspector General condemns lax oversight and internal controls by the Nevada Fire Safe Council, a group established in 1999 that serves 130 communities by helping to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires. Counc...
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