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Najaf Fighting Intensifies Amid Peace Push

Updated: 08/17/2004 - A U.S. warplane bombed near Najaf's vast cemetery as fighting with Shiite militants intensified Tuesday. An Iraqi delegation brought a peace proposal aimed at ending the standoff in the holy city, which has marred a Baghdad conference meant to be a landmark step toward democracy.

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Aides: Rep. Gibbons Won't Get Intelligence Chairmanship

Congressman Jim Gibbons, R-Nevada

Updated: 08/16/2004 - Rep. Jim Gibbons will not be named chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, an aide said Monday, even though the Nevada Republican has more seniority than the committee members who appear in line for the job.

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Hurricane Survivors Wait in Line for Aid

Updated: 08/16/2004 - Driven from splintered trailers, roofless condos and powerless suburban homes, Hurricane Charley's hungry victims sweated through long lines Monday to find food, showers and drinking water three days after the storm left their lives in shambles.

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Bush Announces Plan for Troop Realignment

Updated: 08/16/2004 - President Bush's plan to restructure U.S. military forces abroad includes bringing two Army divisions home from Cold War-era bases in Germany, and increasing the U.S. presence at bases in countries like Poland, Romania and Uzbekistan, Pentagon officials said Monday.

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State School Report Card Released

Updated: 08/16/2004 - - A Nevada schools report card went Online this morning to provide detailed public information about education in the Silver State.

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Nevada School Spending Plan Submitted

Posted: 08/16/2004 - A two-point-eight (B) billion dollar proposed spending plan for the state's public schools calls for a three percent pay raise for teachers and other educational personnel in each of the coming two fiscal years

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Drought Disaster Funds Sought

Updated: 08/16/2004 - Drought conditions in Nevada warrant a request for agricultural disaster relief from the federal government for the second consecutive year, a state emergency board concluded Monday.

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Gibbons Snubbed in Bid for Intell Chairman Post

Updated: 08/16/2004 - Rep. Jim Gibbons will not be named chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, an aide said Monday, even though the Nevada Republican has more seniority than the committee members who appear in line for the job.

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Bush Vows Rapid Aid to Hurricane Victims

Updated: 08/15/2004 - Residents left homeless by Hurricane Charley's 145 mph winds dug through their ravaged homes on Sunday, sweeping up shattered glass and rescuing what they could as President Bush promised rapid delivery of disaster aid.

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Florida Starts Massive Hurricane Cleanup

Updated: 08/15/2004 - As the remnants of Hurricane Charley disintegrated off the New England coast on Sunday, Florida residents began the massive task of cleaning up from a storm that state officials estimated caused damages as high as $11 billion for insured homes alone.

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Two Human Cases of West Nile Confirmed in Churchill County

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Updated: 08/15/2004 - A case of West Nile virus has been confirmed in a second Churchill County resident and is suspected in a third, and a dog has died in Washoe County as the infection continues to take its toll in Nevada.

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Fire Ravaged Area Fears Rains

Updated: 08/13/2004 - A flash flood watch has been posted through Saturday for Carson City and particularly for the area denuded by last month's Waterfall fire, where officials say heavy rain could produce flash flooding in as little as 20 minutes.

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Death Row Inmate's Final Words

Updated: 08/13/2004 - The brother of Terry Jess Dennis, executed late Thursday for strangling a woman in Reno in 1999, said Dennis told him in their final meeting just hours before his lethal injection that he was sorry he "screwed up his life" - but wasn't remorseful about the murder.

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New Life for Marijuana Initiative

Updated: 08/13/2004 - The count of signatures on a Nevada marijuana initiative is back on today, after a federal judge declared unconstitutional two state requirements for tallying ballot measure signatures.

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Ex-Pack Player Indicted on Bank Robberies

Updated: 08/11/2004 - A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a former Nevada football player who admitted he robbed two Reno banks to help support a gambling habit.

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Condemned Nevada Inmate Still Won't Appeal

Updated: 08/11/2004 - Nevada death row inmate Terry Jess Dennis ate cheeseburgers and had another visit with his brother Wednesday as Nevada State Prison officials moved ahead with plans for the 9 p.m. Thursday execution that Dennis wants.

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U.S. Prepares Major Offensive in Najaf

Updated: 08/11/2004 - The U.S. military and Iraqi forces prepared Wednesday for a major assault to crush a weeklong uprising by Shiite militants in the holy city of Najaf, as the firebrand cleric leading the insurgents exhorted his followers to fight on even if he is killed.

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Water Authority to Tap Drought Reserves

Updated: 08/11/2004 - Reno is starting to run low on water and, for the first time in a decade, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority plans to dip into its drought reserves to keep taps flowing in the Reno-Sparks area.

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Kerry Talks Prescriptions to Seniors in Henderson

Posted: 08/11/2004 - Democrat John Kerry urged the president Wednesday to allow the sale of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada as he discussed drug prices, health care and retirement benefits with senior citizens.

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