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Utilities Ask Court To Cancel Expensive Power Contracts

Updated: 06/02/2004 - Nevada's investor-owned electric utilities are asking a federal appeals court to overturn hundreds of millions of dollars in high-priced power contracts, alleging market manipulation by Enron Corp. and others.

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Gibbons Defends Iraq War To Peace Activists

Congressman Jim Gibbons, R-Nevada

Updated: 06/01/2004 - Responding to criticism from Nevada peace activists, Rep. Jim Gibbons said Tuesday that Iraq will become a "haven for terrorists" if U.S. troops withdraw too soon.

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Pack Assistant Elevated To Head Coach

Updated: 06/01/2004 - The University of Nevada introduced Mark Fox as its new men's basketball head coach at a press conference held at the Hall of Fame room in Legacy Hall on Tuesday.

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Judge: Bush Abortion Ban Unconstitutional

Updated: 06/01/2004 - In a ruling with coast-to-coast effect, a federal judge declared the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional Tuesday, saying it infringes on a woman's right to choose.

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Tribal Sunni Chief Will Lead Iraq Government

Updated: 06/01/2004 - Iraqi officials prevailed in their choice for president over the candidate favored by the United States, allowing a U.N. envoy Tuesday to appoint an interim government reflecting Iraq's religious and cultural diversity to rule after the return of sovereignty June 30.

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Some Nevada Lawmakers Hard To Contact

Updated: 06/01/2004 - Nevada lawmakers are in line for a letter encouraging them to release telephone numbers and e-mail addresses so that it's easy for people to reach them.

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State-Run Women's Prison Would Be Most Costly

Updated: 06/01/2004 - The Nevada Corrections Department says it could do a better job of running a women's prison in North Las Vegas than a private company - but costs would go up by at least $1 million a year.

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U.S. War Dead Honored At U.S. Courthouse

Updated: 05/31/2004 - Backers and critics of the war in Iraq joined Monday to plant 800 small American flags on the lawn of the federal courthouse to honor the U.S. soldiers who have been killed in Iraq.

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Sparks Girl Dies In Fall In Ruby Mountains

Updated: 05/31/2004 - A Sparks girl who had been the target of a search since she disappeared on a hike in the Ruby Mountains on Saturday apparently fell off a cliff to her death, Elko County Sheriff Neil Harris said Monday.

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Mormon Cricket Invasion Wider This Year

Mormon Crickets

Updated: 05/31/2004 - More than 12 million acres of Nevada are infested this summer with crawling carpets of Mormon crickets, twice as much land as last year.

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Bush Praises U.S. Veterans and War Dead

Posted: 05/31/2004 - President Bush observed Memorial Day on Monday with praise for the "fierce courage" of U.S. servicemembers in Afghanistan and Iraq and said "two terror regimes" are gone and America is safer because of their bravery.

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Nine Killed in Weekend Tornadoes, Storms

Updated: 05/31/2004 - Powerful storms again swept across the Midwest and beyond, knocking out power to thousands of customers and spawning tornadoes that leveled buildings and hurled mobile homes through the air. At least nine deaths were blamed on the storms during the weekend and on Monday.

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Gay Catholics Activists Denied Communion

Updated: 05/31/2004 - Priests denied Holy Communion on Sunday to a group of rainbow sash-wearing gay activists who showed up to protest a directive from Chicago's prelate that they violated church teachings by advertising their homosexuality.

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Tahoe Pier Project Put On Hold

Updated: 05/30/2004 - No new applications for pier projects will be accepted at Lake Tahoe until early next year, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency board decided.

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Army: Friendly Fire Likely Killed Tillman

Updated: 05/29/2004 - Pat Tillman was probably killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan after a U.S. solider mistakenly shot at an Afghan soldier in the former NFL player's unit, military officials said Saturday.

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WWII Vets Gather for Memorial Dedication

Updated: 05/29/2004 - America dedicated a memorial Saturday to the fast-thinning ranks of World War II veterans, a poignant last hurrah drawing together tens of thousands of old soldiers, sailors and heroes of the home front.

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Discrimination Suit Filed Against Reno Hilton

Updated: 05/28/2004 - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday filed a class action discrimination lawsuit against the Reno Hilton and its parent firm, alleging the company has failed to protect women from sexual harassment and physical abuse by co-workers.

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Head Of Tahoe Tourism Panel Resigns

Lake Tahoe

Updated: 05/28/2004 - Bill Chernock has announced his resignation as executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, the Tahoe area's biggest tourism agency which faces budget cuts totaling nearly $1.5 million.

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Terror Threat Boosts U.S. Airport Security

Air Travel

Updated: 05/28/2004 - The federal official in charge of the nation's airports said Friday security has been "stepped up a notch" in the face of renewed terror warnings this holiday weekend and said authorities are asking the public to be vigilant.

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Couple Arrested In Alleged Abuse Of Infant

Updated: 05/28/2004 - A Reno couple has been arrested for suspected child abuse after their infant son was hospitalized with suspicious injuries, police said.

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State Approves $390 million in Highway Bonds

Updated: 05/28/2004 - The state Transportation Board voted unanimously Thursday to seek issuance of $390 million in special obligation bonds to fund major highway projects over the next two years.

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