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End of an era
The bombshell news on Wednesday that state Sen. Bill Raggio was retiring effective Jan. 15 came as a shock to Nevadans.
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A much brighter New Year
Looking at the date on today’s paper you’ll notice a string of ones as it is the first day of the first month of a new year that comes in at ’11, which in and of itself has always been considered a lucky number in this gambling town.
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Nevada Football Big News
In the telecast of Wednesday night’s Las Vegas Bowl game between Boise State and Utah, which the Boise Broncos won handily, the University of Nevada, Reno football team got a lot of great air time.
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Triple Crown in the WAC
With its final game in the books for the Western Athletic Conference, the Nevada football team clinched a share of the 2010 WAC championship. Nevada, Hawaii and Boise State all finished with 7-1 records, so they split the crown three ways.
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‘12th man’ wins it for the Pack
The stunning win by the Nevada Wolf Pack football team on Nov. 26 over the highly rated and undefeated Boise State, in large part, can be credited to the “12th man.”
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Longtime lawyer leaves the scene
Well deserved homage was given to departed local attorney, Maurice J. “Mick” Sullivan at a celebration of life event on Nov. 19 at the Reno Elks Club building.
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Protect yourself and your family this flu season
As we enter flu season, some people consider the flu as just a bad cold. Influenza, however, is a serious illness. Consider these figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Every year in the United States an average of 5 to 20 percent of the population gets the flu. Complications result in about 200,000 people being hospitalized. From the 1976-1977 season to the 2006-2007 flu season, annual flu-associated deaths ranged from a...
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Wolf Pack Looked ‘Awesome’
The performance by the University of Nevada, Reno football team on Nov. 6 as it crushed Idaho was undoubtedly its best outing of the year.
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Tuesday's Real Winners
The general consensus around the area on Wednesday was that the real winners on Election Day were the TV viewers. Finally, the overwhelming number of political ads on television mercifully came to an end.
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Pack Stays in the Wac
For the better part of this week rumors have swirled throughout the sporting fraternity in northern Nevada that an impending deal between the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and the University of Nevada, Reno would be formally announced at any moment.
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HAN Reorganizing?
By the time you read this it may be old news, but at press time of this week the word on the street was that the board of directors for Hot August Nights might be setting up a whole new structure to administer what has now become a three-headed event in Long Beach, Calif., South Lake Tahoe and the Reno-Sparks area.
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Crunch Time for the Pack
At 8:30 p.m. today, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Wolf Pack football team might face its toughest test of the season. The team will go up against the University of Hawaii, which currently is leading the nation in passing offense.
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TV Icon Remembered
On Monday afternoon, Reno’s most visible TV personality in the history of the Biggest Little City was memorialized at a service in the Little Flower Catholic Church.
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Déjà vu for the Wolf Pack?
Wolf Pack football fans who are rejoicing over the current status, as far as wins are concerned and the national ranking that the Nevada team gained this week, might be in good company with some folks who were around the last time Nevada was viewed as a national pigskin power.
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Children’s doctor visits can start a lifelong, healthy habit
With kids starting back to school, parents need to schedule appointments for back-to-school physicals and sports physicals. Taking a child to see a physician regularly helps a child become accustomed to seeing a physician; then the experience will not feel so foreign as an adult. I encourage children to get into the habit of talking to a doctor about their health. Children also will learn that having scheduled, routine care can help prevent he...
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Can the Pack 'run the table'?
Much later today we will find out whether the University of Nevada, Reno football team will have a realistic shot at going through to an undefeated season.
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'Misfits' Remembered this Weekend in Dayton
For those locals who happened to be around this area 50 years ago and remember the long summer of the 1960 on-location filming of “The Misfits” motion picture starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable there is a two-day celebration of that event occurring in the town of Dayton today and Sunday.
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Recognize, get help for chronic headaches
While the occasional headache is not uncommon, if you have headaches almost every day and for weeks or months at a time, then you suffer from chronic headaches. Headache pain often begins as less frequent, episodic attacks, though the pain can be mild or severe. Over time, the frequency and duration of attacks increase until meaningful, more sustained incapacity results. With a migraine headache, the pain is invariably severe and incapacitatin...
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Hot August Nights standoff continues
Based on Wednesday’s meeting of the Reno City Council, little has changed in the current standoff between the Hot August Nights (HAN) board of directors and the city when it comes to some sort of agreement as to the future of HAN in northern Nevada.
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