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Nevada's Magic NCAA Dream Comes Up Short

Updated: 03/26/2004 - Marvin Lewis had 23 points and Will Bynum made a huge layup with 65 seconds left to give the Yellow Jackets a 72-67 victory over Nevada on Friday night in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

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Pack Looks To Upset Georgia Tech

Updated: 03/26/2004 - Almost every year, a 10th-seeded team unexpectedly barges into the second weekend of the NCAA tournament.

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Condemned Inmate To Meet With Lawyers

Updated: 03/26/2004 - Condemned Nevada inmate Lawrence Colwell Jr., facing a 9 p.m. execution for strangling a Las Vegas tourist, had what prison officials term an overnight emotional change and asked to meet with a public defender's representative.

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First Black Named To Nevada Supreme Court

Updated: 03/26/2004 - Chief Clark County District Judge Michael Douglas was chosen Friday by Gov. Kenny Guinn to fill a Nevada Supreme Court vacancy and become the first black justice in the 140-year history of the state's highest court.

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Reid Wants Superfund Status For Polluted Mine Site

Senator Harry Reid

Updated: 03/26/2004 - The Senate's second ranking Democrat wants the Environmental Protection Agency to declare a contaminated Nevada mine a Superfund site and take charge of the cleanup because the state is dragging its feet.

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Tourney Berth A Financial Windfall for Pack

Updated: 03/26/2004 - Nevada's berth in the final 16 of the NCAA tournament puts the Wolf Pack in the pot for a multimillion dollar jackpot of television dollars.

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Senate Passes Fetus Protection Bill

Updated: 03/25/2004 - The Senate voted Thursday to make it a separate crime to harm a fetus during commission of a violent federal crime, a victory for those seeking to expand the legal rights of the unborn.

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Water Transfer to Help Dying Walker Lake

Updated: 03/26/2004 - Northern Nevada's Walker Lake, dying a slow death because of drought, evaporation and upstream agriculture along the Walker River, is getting some relief as a result of a federal judge's approval of a temporary river water transfer.

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Nevada AG Urged To Resolve Legislative Service Issue

Updated: 03/25/2004 - Nevada's elections chief urged Attorney General Brian Sandoval on Thursday to move quickly to get a court ruling resolving uncertainty over Sandoval's legal opinion limiting service by full-time public employees in the state's part-time Legislature.

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Condemned Man Still Not Asking for Stay

Updated: 03/25/2004 - Condemned Nevada inmate Lawrence Colwell Jr. told a judge he'd probably say by Wednesday whether he wants a stay of his execution, set for 9 p.m. Friday. But that self-imposed deadline came and went with no final word from Colwell.

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Gas Prices Taking Priority in Campaign

Updated: 03/25/2004 - It's the presidential campaign season, gasoline prices are climbing, and the challenger is demanding that the president get more oil on the market and stop foreign suppliers from "holding our nation and our consumers hostage."

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Profit Trend: Casino, Slot Maker Stocks Up

Updated: 03/24/2004 - Investors decided to take a chance on casino stocks Wednesday, as analysts pointed out positive trends in Las Vegas and raised earnings estimates on some names in the group.

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Tribe, Environmentalists Appeal BLM Newmont Mine

Updated: 03/24/2004 - Tribal leaders are joining environmentalists in appealing the Bureau of Land Management's approval of Newmont Mining Corp.'s Phoenix gold and copper mining project in northern Nevada.

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Veteran State Senator Not Running Again

Nevada Legislature 2003

Updated: 03/24/2004 - Joe Neal, the first black in the Nevada state Senate and a veteran of a record 32 years in the upper house, said Wednesday he won't seek re-election this year.

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Four Nabbed in Teen Shooting

Updated: 03/24/2004 - It was an all-city search for suspects this morning...Reno Police officers searced from Rancho San Rafael...west to Mae Anne and McCarran...and south to downtown Reno after the suspects crashed and dumped their Camero and ran into the park

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'Other Nevada' Climbs Out of UNLV Shadow

Updated: 03/24/2004 - The basketball team from the University of Nevada, Reno traditionally has been known as the "other Nevada" - as in, not UNLV.

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Nevadans Cool to Gay Marriage Amendment

Updated: 03/24/2004 - Nevada voters are cool to the idea of amending the U.S. Constitution to ban gay marriage, according to a statewide newspaper poll.

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Rumsfeld Counter 9/11 Panel Findings

Updated: 03/23/2004 - Clinton and Bush administration officials engaged in lengthy, ultimately fruitless diplomatic efforts instead of military action to try to get Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal panel said Tuesday. Top Bush officials countered that the terror attacks would have occurred even if the United States had killed the al-Qaida leader.

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Strong Support For School Funding Poll Shows

Updated: 01/12/2005 - Nevada voters want more public school funding and say the state education budget should be the first priority for Nevada lawmakers, a newspaper survey found.

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Poll Show Bush, Kerry In Close Race

Updated: 03/23/2004 - President Bush is trusted on national security and seen as a strong leader but vulnerable on job creation; Democrat John Kerry is strong on the jobs issue, viewed as the candidate more caring about ordinary people but vulnerable on national security.

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State Opposes Superfund Listing For Contaminated Mine

Updated: 03/23/2004 - State environmental regulators studying uranium contamination at an old Nevada copper mine oppose making it a federal Superfund site despite growing evidence it's more polluted than they thought.

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Hamas Leader Killed in Isreali Airstrike

Updated: 03/23/2004 - Israel killed Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin in a helicopter missile strike outside a Gaza City mosque Monday, prompting threats of unprecedented revenge by Palestinian militants against Israel and the United States.

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Supreme Court Won't Hear Nevada Tax Case

Updated: 03/22/2004 - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a Nevada Supreme Court ruling that said the state Legislature didn't need a two-thirds majority to pass new taxes.

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