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Golf Course Touting Northern Nevada Tourism

Updated: 10/06/2003 - Like the old-time casino operators who tried to steal away each other's customers with freebies and special jackpots, golf courses in Northern Nevada traditionally promoted only themselves.

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Cops to Fight Drugs on Streets

Reno Police Department

Updated: 10/06/2003 - Reno police say they want to shift their approach to fighting drug activity by more than tripling the size of a unit focusing on street-level narcotics crimes.

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Rancher Sues Feds for $30 Million

Scales of Justice

Updated: 10/06/2003 - A Nevada rancher has sued the federal government for $30 million, alleging its actions resulted in the shutdown of his operation without compensation.

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UNLV 16 - Nevada 12

Nevada Wolf Pack

Updated: 10/05/2003 - Kurt Nantkes passed for 255 yards and Dyante Perkins scored on a 29-yard run on fourth down with 12:10 remaining Saturday night to help UNLV come from behind to beat rival Nevada 16-12 for the fourth year in a row.

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Nevadan Wins Chili Eating Contest

Updated: 10/04/2003 - Forget the Pepto-Bismal. Rich "The Locust" LeFevre was doing just fine after winning his second straight Stagg chili eating contest.

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Sundowner Casino To Close In December

Posted: 10/03/2003 - It's only the latest in a string of casino closures in a city facing increased competition from Las Vegas megaresorts and tribal casinos in California.

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Sellout Crowd Expected For Nevada-UNLV Game

Nevada Wolf Pack

Updated: 10/03/2003 - One of the largest crowds in Mackay Stadium history is expected Saturday night when the annual Battle for the Fremont Cannon takes place.

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Consultant Hiring Defended By Consumer Adovcate

Nevada State Flag

Updated: 10/03/2003 - Nevada Consumer Advocate Tim Hay defended his policy of hiring and paying consultants, saying the state is getting more than its money's worth through lower utility rates and legal recoveries.

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Officials Continue Work on Entertainment Tax

Nevada Budget Crisis

Updated: 10/03/2003 - More concerns about Nevada's new live entertainment tax were aired Thursday at a state Taxation Department workshop on the new levy expected to generate over $116 million in the current two-year budget cycle.

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Pershing Murder Case Delayed

Updated: 10/03/2003 - A preliminary hearing for two men accused in a Pershing County killing was continued Thursday after prosecutors sought to bar reporters from the proceedings.

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Heavenly Aims For Skiing's Peak

Updated: 10/02/2003 - Buoyed by a hefty infusion of cash from its new owner, Heavenly Ski Resort wants to climb into the top 10 of the nation's ski areas, becoming a destination resort instead of a day-use facility.

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Guinn Names Homeland Security Commission

Homeland Security

Updated: 10/02/2003 - The 18 members of Nevada's new state Commission on Homeland Security were named Thursday by Gov. Kenny Guinn - including a northern Nevada chairman and a dozen casino, medical, media and public safety representatives from southern Nevada.

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Tax Office Changes Could Add To Coffers

Updated: 10/02/2003 - A new state audit says more than $14 million a year in additional revenue could be collected by the Nevada Department of Taxation if it hires new staff and changes current worker duties.

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Bush's Nevada To Be First As President

Updated: 10/02/2003 - George Bush plans his first presidential visit to Nevada in late November - for a Las Vegas fund-raiser - and GOP Gov. Kenny Guinn's office said Thursday he's excited about the event although still opposed to Bush's backing of a nuclear dump in this state.

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Court Rules Prison Violated Inmate's Rights

Updated: 10/01/2003 - A federal appeals court has ruled that Nevada prison officials violated the constitutional rights of inmates by taking unauthorized deductions from their personal accounts.

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Merchant Sales Up 9.3 Percent In July

Updated: 10/01/2003 - Nevada merchants opened the fiscal year by selling $2.95 billion worth of goods in July for a 9.3 percent gain over the same month a year earlier, the state Taxation Department said Wednesday.

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Nevada Last In Women Who Quit Smoking

Updated: 09/30/2003 - Nevada is dead last among all states in efforts to help women quit smoking, according to an advocacy groups's national report card on women and tobacco.

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