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National Goal to Reduce Drug Abuse 25-Percent

Updated: 07/31/2003 - The deputy U.S. drug czar urged health professionals and counselors Wednesday to help in the ambitious effort to reduce the number of substance abusers by 25-percent the next five years.

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Reid Not Surprised Guinn Not Backing Him

Senator Harry Reid

Updated: 07/30/2003 - Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he was surprised to learn Republican Nevada Gov. Kenny Guinn won't be endorsing his candidacy for re-election next year.

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Group Alleges Nevada Tax Conspiracy

Updated: 07/30/2003 - Splinter political parties, conservative groups and others opposed to a record $836 million Nevada tax plan are alleging a conspiracy to get the plan approved.

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Clarification of New Tax Law Sought

Nevada Legislature 2003

Updated: 07/30/2003 - Lobbyists and Nevada business owners are concerned that language in the bill that raises taxes by $836 million could unintentionally end up tripling business taxes, including those on casino companies.

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Miners Rescued After Underground Fire

Updated: 07/29/2003 - Barrick Gold officials say emergency training spared 48 miners any injury when they spent more than eight hours in a refuge chamber at the Rodeo Mine northwest of Carlin when a fire occurred Friday night.

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Nevada Utilities Can Pass Tax Increase to Customers

Penny Tax

Updated: 07/30/2003 - Legislators crowed about how the record tax increase they passed July 21 protected the"little guy." But a largely unnoticed provision of the tax bill is expected to mean higher electric, phone, gas, cable and trash bills for all Nevadans.

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Explosion, Fire Rock Downtown Bank Building

Updated: 07/30/2003 - An explosion in an electrical transformer, which sent flaming oil down a street, rocked the Wells Fargo bank building at 200 S. Virginia Street Tuesday afternoon.

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Prosecution Sought in Back-Wages Case

Scales of Justice

Updated: 07/30/2003 - Nevada's labor commissioner said Monday he has asked state Attorney General Brian Sandoval to prosecute the head of an Incline Village dot-com company who owes a record $429,480 in penalties and back wages to employees.

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More Filings on Tax Dispute Case at High Court

Updated: 07/29/2003 - A lawyer for the Nevada Legislature urged the state Supreme Court on Monday to reject a bid for a rehearing of the high court's ruling that lifted a two-thirds majority vote requirement on tax bills.

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Entertainer Bob Hope Dies at 100

Bob Hope

Updated: 07/29/2003 - Bob Hope, ski jump-nosed master of the one-liner and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, has died, just two months after turning 100.

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Korean War Memorial Dedicated

Updated: 07/28/2003 - The only Korean War memorial in Nevada was dedicated Sunday with veterans from the conflict on hand to share their memories.

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Body Identified as Dennehy

Patrick Dennehy

Updated: 07/28/2003 - Medical examiners on Sunday identified a body found in chest-high weeds near Waco as that of Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy, who had been missing about six weeks.

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Rehab Measures on Tap for Robb Fire Area

Wildfire the 2003 Season

Updated: 07/28/2003 - Bringing back damaged deer habitat and preventing a fresh invasion of cheat grass will be among the primary restoration goals for an area burned by a large wildfire on the edge of Reno.

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Study Predicts Drop in Tahoe Sediment Levels

Lake Tahoe

Updated: 07/28/2003 - Under siege from sediment and algae, a new draft federal study of watersheds and streams in the Lake Tahoe Basin is offering a glimmer of hope for the lake’s clarity.

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Students Earn & Learn Helping Homeowners

Wildfire the 2003 Season

Updated: 07/27/2003 - Every fire season, we hear about homes that are destroyed because they aren't protected by defensible space. Saturday, a student organization decided to take matters into their own hands and protect local homes themselves.

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Reno Landmark Closes To Allow For Retrac

Updated: 07/27/2003 - The Reno Turf Club, a downtown fixture for nearly three decades and frequented by locals, closed its doors Friday to make way for the railroad trench project.

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Guinn Says Court Should Preserve Tax Ruling

Governor Kenny Guinn

Updated: 07/27/2003 - The Nevada Supreme Court should preserve its ruling lifting the two-thirds majority voting requirement on tax bills because it applied only to the 20th special session and cannot be used again, Gov. Kenny Guinn said.

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Friend Trying To Help Missing Player's Family

Baylor Bears

Updated: 07/27/2003 - A friend is trying to raise money for Patrick Dennehy's cash-strapped family by selling the missing basketball player's first car, a green, 1973 Ford Mustang.

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Slain Soldier Remembered By Friends

Updated: 07/26/2003 - Just a few months after Reed High School graduate Lance Corporal Donald Cline died in battle, fellow alumnus Captain Joshua Byers has met the same fate.

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