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Mumps outbreak monitored locally

Posted: 04/14/2006 - Local health officials say mumps outbreak in the midwest could happen here. They urge children to get immunized and alert doctors to not rule out mump symptoms in patients even if they have been vaccinated.

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The Blonde Effect

Posted: 04/14/2006 - Marketers have long known the power of a pretty face. But new research into the economics of charitable giving says people are just as apt to open their wallets for a chance to win a prize.

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UNR Profs Sue Regents

Posted: 04/14/2006 - Three professors at the University of Nevada, Reno are suing the state Board of Regents over changes in procedures for challenging bad evaluations they say violate their academic freedom.

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No Discrimination In Harrah's Bartender Case

Updated: 04/14/2006 - Harrah's Entertainment Inc.'s requirement that women bartenders wear makeup at its casinos does not amount to sex discrimination, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday in a split decision.

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Teaching Independence

Updated: 05/17/2006 - Whether it's getting to the grocery store or your job, if you can't drive, it can be really difficult to get around town. That's why CitiFare buses parked in front of the Center for Independent Living to teach people how to use the wheelchair ramps.

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Court Sides With Young Poet

Posted: 04/13/2006 - A federal judge has given a Reno ninth-grader permission to recite a poem at a state competition that administrators at his charter school had sought to block because they say it contains profanity.

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Mine Runoff Polluting Carson River

Posted: 04/13/2006 - Pollution from an old sulfur mine on the east slope of the Sierra in California is overflowing into a creek that runs into the East Fork of the Carson River, which flows into Nevada.

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A Winning Writer

Updated: 04/20/2006 - 11 year old Madeline Souza wrote an essay in her fifth grade class about what she would do if she was principal for a day. Her essay was selected by General Mills Box Tops for education grant program to earn her school money to implement the plan.

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Sierra Pacific Rate Hikes

Updated: 04/20/2006 - The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada approved an overall 3.5 percent increase in electric rates for Sierra Pacific Power Company's northern Nevada customers to reflect the continuing rise in fuel and energy costs.

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A Rude Awakening

Updated: 04/13/2006 - The Tahoe bears are coming out of hibernation

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Search For Wounded Intruder

Updated: 04/13/2006 - Authorities are searching for a man who reportedly fled after being shot in the leg and handcuffed by a private security guard in downtown Reno.

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TMCC Gets Big IGT Donation

Updated: 04/13/2006 - International Game Technology has donated 500-thousand dollars to Truckee Meadows Community College for a new manufacturing technology program.

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Judge Rules In Baby R Custody Case

Updated: 04/12/2006 - It took nearly 2-years but a former Reno nurse is finally on a path to gain custody of her granddaughter.

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Assessor Ouster Dropped

Posted: 04/12/2006 - Incline Village residents upset about high taxes have dropped their lawsuit aimed at ousting Washoe County Assessor Robert McGowan

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Mushroom Cloud "No Threat"

Posted: 04/12/2006 - A huge non-nuclear explosion expected to generate a mushroom cloud in the Nevada desert will meet state air quality regulations, officials said Wednesday.

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SWAT Exercise In Abandoned Hotel

Updated: 04/12/2006 - Americana Inn is used by local SWAT Team members to help train for real life hostage and vehicle assault scenarios. The motel is abandoned and will soon be demolished to make way to RTC transit center.

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Governor Candidates Share Podium

Updated: 04/12/2006 - The top five candidates for governor squared off this morning, in a roundtable breakfast, at the Atlantis Hotel and Casino. On the menu...economic development.

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Student Sues School

Updated: 04/11/2006 - a Reno student is suing his school...over what he calls obvious "censorship". 14-year-old Jacob Behymer Smith, is *not being allowed to recite a WH Auden poem... because it contains what some consider "foul" language.

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Reid Voter Support Slips

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Support for Sen. Harry Reid has slipped since he became Senate minority leader in November 2004, according to anewspaper poll.

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Illegal Immigrants and Health Care

Updated: 04/11/2006 - Hospital Emergency Rooms and some clinics do not ask citizenship status of patients. Experts say priority is to treat the patient regardless of that status or ability to pay. Because of that its tough to say what impact illegal immigrants have on the $227-million dollars in uncompensated care hospitals provide statewide.

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Fox Signs Long-Term UNR Deal

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Nevada basketball coach Mark Fox has signed a new five-year contract that will keep with the Wolf Pack through 2011.

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Postal Worker Faces Theft Charges

Posted: 04/11/2006 - A contract U.S. Postal Service worker faces a May 8 apearance in federal court next month on charges of stealing hundreds of letters in search of cash and gift cards.

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Gas Prices on the Rise

Updated: 04/11/2006 - It's become a yearly tradition: as the temperatures go up, so do the gas prices. But this spring, experts say there are more factors driving up prices than just seasonal demands.

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Hearing On Assessor Removal

Posted: 04/11/2006 - Incline Village residents, at odds for years with Washoe County Assessor Robert McGowan over property taxassessments, got to argue their case for having him removed fromoffice.

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