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January 4, 1997 | MAX VANZI and CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
First, their luck ran out gambling in Reno. Then their luck disappeared just trying to get out of Reno. As Nevada's worst flood in half a century shut the airport and left them stranded, siblings Larry Paredes and Delores Paredes-Wilson of Oregon turned their bad luck into a modestly successful gamble. On Friday, they printed up T-shirts proclaiming "I Survived the 1997 Reno Flood" and hawked them on the muck-covered Virginia Street bridge in the heart of town.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2009 | Associated Press
The Nevada Opera will live to sing another day, thanks to donations from the Reno community. The opera company said last month it needed to raise $100,000 to stay afloat or face possible bankruptcy. With a challenge donation of $50,000, opera association president Randi Thompson said the group exceeded its goal with $165,000 and $20,000 more in pledges. The opera will now go ahead with a production of "La Boheme" in April.
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SPORTS
March 6, 1998 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In January, NCAA officials, at the organization's annual conference, declared war on gambling. They trotted out an FBI agent and a self-proclaimed former Mafia member to emphasize the danger to college athletics. It's now March and the Big West Conference tournament is under way in Reno. To the south, the Western Athletic Conference is playing in Las Vegas. Athletes are staying in hotels with casinos, walking right past legal sports books on the way to their games.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A family court judge in Reno, who was shot in June 2006 by a man whose bitter divorce he was handling, is suing gunman Darren Mack. Washoe County Family Court Judge Chuck Weller is seeking damages of more than $100,000. He filed the suit in district court. Mack was sentenced this month to life in prison for fatally stabbing his estranged wife, Charla Mack, in June 2006. He was also sentenced to a concurrent 40 years for shooting the judge the same day in a sniper-style attack.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2009 | Associated Press
The Nevada Opera will live to sing another day, thanks to donations from the Reno community. The opera company said last month it needed to raise $100,000 to stay afloat or face possible bankruptcy. With a challenge donation of $50,000, opera association president Randi Thompson said the group exceeded its goal with $165,000 and $20,000 more in pledges. The opera will now go ahead with a production of "La Boheme" in April.
NATIONAL
February 24, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A family court judge in Reno, who was shot in June 2006 by a man whose bitter divorce he was handling, is suing gunman Darren Mack. Washoe County Family Court Judge Chuck Weller is seeking damages of more than $100,000. He filed the suit in district court. Mack was sentenced this month to life in prison for fatally stabbing his estranged wife, Charla Mack, in June 2006. He was also sentenced to a concurrent 40 years for shooting the judge the same day in a sniper-style attack.
NATIONAL
November 30, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An unseasonable cold snap sent Reno's temperature plunging to a record low. The reading of 4 above zero at the Reno airport was 1 degree lower than the old mark, set in 1975. The coldest November reading ever recorded at the airport was 1 degree above zero on the Nov. 17, 1958.
NEWS
December 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
A local judge is preparing to rule on Wal-Mart's lawsuit against Reno over the denial of a special use permit for a new superstore. After a three-hour hearing Friday, Washoe District Judge Steven Kosach said he'll issue a decision as soon as possible. In November 2000, the City Council voted to reject Wal-Mart's bid to build a 207,000-square-foot store in northwest Reno, citing concerns about increased traffic congestion. Deputy City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1999 | Associated Press
An attempted firebombing at a Jewish temple in Reno, the third similar incident there in a year, is under investigation by the FBI and local fire officials. A Molotov cocktail was thrown at a window of Temple Emanu El about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said. The glass shattered, but the makeshift bomb failed to break through the window. Instead, it bounced onto the asphalt and singed bricks under the window. The FBI is treating the case as a possible hate crime as well as arson.
NEWS
January 1, 1989 | Associated Press
A California man alleged to be a major supplier of cocaine to local casino employees has been arrested by narcotics agents. Authorities said the arrest of Myron C. Thompson, 27, of Stockton, in a Reno casino climaxed a one-year undercover investigation. Thompson, who lists his occupation as self-employed, was being held in Washoe County Jail in lieu of $250,315 bail. Charges Listed He was arrested for investigation of conspiracy, trafficking in cocaine and possession for the sale of cocaine.
NATIONAL
March 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
An early-season wildfire in Reno burned at least two homes and temporarily shut down Interstate 80's westbound lanes, officials said. An undetermined number of people were evacuated from homes and businesses after the afternoon brush fire near a shopping center broke out. No injuries were reported. The flames were fanned by wind gusts of up to 20 mph and another day of unseasonably warm weather -- the day's high of 78 tied Reno's record for the date set in 1972.
NATIONAL
November 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The bodies of three more victims of an arson fire at a Reno casino-district hotel were recovered, bringing the death toll in last week's fire to nine. The bodies were pulled out of the north end of the 84-year-old Mizpah Hotel -- the part most heavily damaged in Tuesday's fire. At least 30 people were injured in the fire. Police said 60 to 80 people had been inside the $150-a-week hotel, which mostly served boarders.
NATIONAL
February 16, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Officials at Reno-Tahoe International Airport are demanding answers after new, high-tech equipment designed to keep the airport open in poor weather failed, causing five flight diversions and a ripple of delays. "This is completely and absolutely unacceptable," said airport spokesman Brian Kulpin. "The FAA has a lot to answer for." A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration in Seattle confirmed that the Mark 20A landing system went down around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday.
NATIONAL
November 30, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
An unseasonable cold snap sent Reno's temperature plunging to a record low. The reading of 4 above zero at the Reno airport was 1 degree lower than the old mark, set in 1975. The coldest November reading ever recorded at the airport was 1 degree above zero on the Nov. 17, 1958.
NEWS
December 16, 2001 | From Associated Press
A local judge is preparing to rule on Wal-Mart's lawsuit against Reno over the denial of a special use permit for a new superstore. After a three-hour hearing Friday, Washoe District Judge Steven Kosach said he'll issue a decision as soon as possible. In November 2000, the City Council voted to reject Wal-Mart's bid to build a 207,000-square-foot store in northwest Reno, citing concerns about increased traffic congestion. Deputy City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 2001 | SCOTT SONNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
For decades, the Truckee River was ignored. Sen. John Ensign recalls hotel-casinos lining their garbage bins along the river 30 years ago to keep patrons away from what was viewed largely as a downtown drainage ditch. Later, on New Year's Day 1997, the river became public enemy No. 1 when rainstorms melted the heavy snowpack, sending waters raging down the Sierra from Lake Tahoe, swamping downtown Reno and neighboring Sparks with $700 million in flood damage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nevada parole officials accused police in Monrovia on Wednesday of shirking their responsibility by shipping a convicted child molester back to Reno with a one-way plane ticket. "Why dump a sex offender on a sister state that has citizens and kids that also need to be protected?" said parole board Chairman Richard Wyatt. "Nevada has its own problems. We've enough sex offenders. We didn't want this kind of help."
NEWS
November 24, 1998 | Associated Press
Winds gusting off the Sierra Nevada at up to 89 mph blew out two plate glass windows at a closed restaurant Monday, downed power lines and trees, and turned nearby valleys into dust bowls. "It sounded like a bomb exploded," said Lisa Mohun of Truckee, Calif., who was 20 feet away when the windows blew out of the Two Giraffe's Bar and Grille in downtown Reno. One of the plates of glass was about 15 feet long by 5 feet high. The other was about 8 feet long.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 7, 2000 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nevada parole officials accused police in Monrovia on Wednesday of shirking their responsibility by shipping a convicted child molester back to Reno with a one-way plane ticket. "Why dump a sex offender on a sister state that has citizens and kids that also need to be protected?" said parole board Chairman Richard Wyatt. "Nevada has its own problems. We've enough sex offenders. We didn't want this kind of help."
NEWS
July 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Five self-avowed skinheads have pleaded guilty to bomb-related charges in the attempted firebombing of a Reno synagogue. Carl DeAmicis, 25, Christopher Hampton, 22, Joshua Kudlacek, 18, Scott Hudson 23, and Daniel McIntosh, 19, entered their pleas Wednesday night in U.S. District Court. The pleas before U.S. District Judge David Hagen came on the eve of jury selection for the trial of DeAmicis. Testimony in that trial was scheduled to begin today. Sentencing for all was set for Oct. 30.
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