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Feds Cutting Prison Drug Rehab Funds

Illegal Drugs

Updated: 12/17/2003 - A $7 million federal budget cut will leave Nevada prisons with no treatment programs for inmates with alcohol or drug addiction problems by mid-2004, state officials say.

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Adoptees Call for Opening Records

Updated: 12/18/2003 - After hearing pleas from people who were adopted as children, Nevada lawmakers will again consider giving adults access to their adoption records.

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Judge McGee to Remain on Bench

Updated: 12/17/2003 - A Washoe County family drug court judge arrested on suspicion of drunken driving will remain on the bench, but under close scrutiny.

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Wreckage of Plane Found, No Survivors

Updated: 12/17/2003 - The wreckage of a small aircraft that disappeared over the weekend was found Tuesday about 9 miles north of the city's airport, authorities said.

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State Diversifies Tourism in Face of Competition

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Updated: 12/17/2003 - Gov. Kenny Guinn said Tuesday that Nevada continues to diversify its economy, but the state must attract more tourists by extending its global reach and spurring new investment.

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Gibbons Called 'Porker Of The Month'

Congressman Jim Gibbons, R-Nevada

Updated: 12/16/2003 - A national group that lobbies against wasteful government spending named Rep. Jim Gibbons its "Porker of the Month" for securing federal money to fix a swimming pool in his home town.

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Ensign Says Saddam Should Face Death Penalty

Updated: 12/17/2003 - Senator John Ensign, R-Nev., who was visiting Iraq when Saddam Hussein was captured said Tuesday that the deposed Iraqi leader should be tried by his own people and face the threat of death.

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Search for Small Plane Presumed Down in Nevada

Updated: 12/16/2003 - A search expanded Tuesday for a small aircraft with two people on board that authorities said might have crashed during snow showers over the weekend near Tonopah.

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Blood Found in SUV in Missing Carson Mom Case

Updated: 12/16/2003 - Blood was found in the sports-utility vehicle driven by Juan Carlos Tellez, who is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail and investigated in the disappearance of a Carson City, Nev., woman, according to a court document.

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U.S. Focuses on Remaining Iraqi Fugitives

Updated: 12/16/2003 - U.S. intelligence agencies are turning their efforts toward rounding up remaining principals of Saddam Hussein's regime who may be playing a more direct role than the now-captured former president did in running guerrilla operations in Iraq, officials say.

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Yosemite Remodeling Plan Draws Criticism

Updated: 12/15/2003 - The hum of chain saws and clanking of steel on steel have replaced the buzz of summer crowds as officials push forward the largest effort to transform Yosemite National Park since its inception in 1890.

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Federal Suit Filed Over Climbing Ban at Tahoe Landmark

Lake Tahoe

Updated: 12/16/2003 - A rock climbing group filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court challenging a U.S. Forest Service management plan that bans climbing on Cave Rock, a landmark on Lake Tahoe's east shore.

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Storm Raises Hope for Christmas Snow

Updated: 12/15/2003 - A relatively brief but intense storm dumped up to 16 inches of snow Sunday in the Sierra Nevada to help set up ski resorts for the Christmas holidays.

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Pack Football Players Plan to Fight Charges

Updated: 12/15/2003 - Three University of Nevada football players accused of beating up a fellow student and fracturing his skull plan to fight the charges, their lawyers said.

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Comedian Joins Well-Wishers in Sending Off Troops

Updated: 12/15/2003 - Sinbad joined a group of well wishers at a sendoff for nearly 100 Nevada Army Guard members who began their deployment in support of the war against terrorism.

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Fallon Farmers Hail Truckee River Ruling

Updated: 12/14/2003 - Fallon-area farmers are praising a federal judge's ruling in a Truckee River water dispute, saying it spares them their precious water.

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Gibbons Calls For Halliburton Inquiry

Updated: 12/13/2003 - Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., called Saturday for congressional hearings of Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, calling allegations that it overcharged for fuel in Iraq "an absolute outrage."

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Carson City Drops Lawsuit Agaginst BLM Over Land Sale

Updated: 12/13/2003 - Douglas County commissioners expressed relief after Carson City supervisors' vote to drop a lawsuit over the sale of 144 acres of public land to two Carson City auto dealers.

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Dealers Sue Harrah's & IRS Over Tip Policy

Only on 8

Updated: 12/13/2003 - Dealers at Harrah's Reno are suing the hotel casino and the Internal Revenue Service. They say hundreds of thousands of dollars of their tip money is being witheld without their consent.

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Six Deaths All At Same Carson Facility

Updated: 12/12/2003 - Authorities reviewing the deaths of six elderly residents of a northern Nevada convalescent home say all died the same day of natural causes although it's not clear whether any were flu victims.

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