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March 16, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Dozens of fake Nevada driver's licenses were confiscated during a pre-dawn raid at a University of Nevada, Reno, fraternity house, authorities said. Two people were arrested during the investigation conducted by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Officers confiscated 150 to 200 fake driver's licenses in various stages of completion at the Sigma Nu fraternity house.
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March 24, 2012 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
Even in territory as well-traversed as California, biologists can discover new creatures. The latest? A species of scorpion in Death Valley National Park. Wernerius inyoensis is tiny — just over half an inch long — and may live underground. Matthew Graham, a doctoral student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, discovered it during a nighttime search of the park, using a special ultraviolet light that made the animal glow in the dark. Scorpions have chemicals in their exoskeletons that fluoresce under UV light.
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August 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The chancellor of the state's higher education system says he and his family will no longer consider donating $3 million to one of its schools after negative comments in his job evaluation. Jim Rogers said he had talked to Milton Glick, president of University of Nevada, Reno, this summer about making the donation to help build a math and science center, but the talks ended after a regent questioned his integrity. "Nobody is going to call me a crook. . . .
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August 26, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The chancellor of the state's higher education system says he and his family will no longer consider donating $3 million to one of its schools after negative comments in his job evaluation. Jim Rogers said he had talked to Milton Glick, president of University of Nevada, Reno, this summer about making the donation to help build a math and science center, but the talks ended after a regent questioned his integrity. "Nobody is going to call me a crook. . . .
SPORTS
March 23, 2004 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
A judge is the scorekeeper. A field house is named after the mayor. The casinos here are small and cozy, filled with men and women wearing blue jeans and boots and big hair and bigger hats. But no pizza-sized pendants or boulder-sized diamond earrings. When Nevada Las Vegas went to its first Final Four in 1977, its fans stunned the locals in Atlanta with their sparkling accouterments and nouveau riche confidence. But this isn't UNLV. It's the University of Nevada. Not Nevada-Reno, not UNR.
SPORTS
July 17, 1994 | JEFF FLETCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Glendenning can thank Crespi High baseball Coach Scott Muckey for the guidance that has put him on the verge of receiving a baseball scholarship to the University of Nevada. But Muckey's tip had nothing to do with baseball. Glendenning was enrolled in Muckey's physiology class during the spring of his junior year when the teacher noticed something seemed wrong, so he talked to Glendenning's parents.
SPORTS
June 15, 1995 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four schools are expected to bid for next year's Big West Conference basketball tournaments, Commissioner Dennis Farrell said Wednesday. Long Beach State, Nevada, Utah State and Nevada Las Vegas have shown the most interest in being the host site, Farrell said. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday. A bid by Las Vegas would be a surprise because the school will withdraw from the Big West after the 1995-96 season to join the Western Athletic Conference.
SPORTS
March 2, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The contract of Nevada Coach Len Stevens, who is finishing his first losing season in Reno, will not be renewed, Athletic Director Chris Ault said. Nevada is 8-17 overall and 3-14 during its first season in the Big West Conference. Stevens is 90-79 in six seasons at the school.
SPORTS
September 24, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Shahriar Pourdanesh took a walk around his Tehran neighborhood one night in 1979 and ran into a couple of boys, one 16 years old and the other 17. The teen-agers were setting up a barricade of sandbags and told Pourdanesh, then 9, that they were preparing to fight Iranian Army soldiers. The next morning, Pourdanesh went back to talk to the boys. He found two dead bodies.
SPORTS
July 30, 2000 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Good news greeted first-year Coach Chris Tormey of Nevada moments after he stepped off an airplane from Idaho to take over the Wolf Pack football program: David Neill announced he is not transferring from Nevada, the athletic director told Tormey. It was the best news Tormey could have asked for considering his plans to employ a wide-open, one-back offense centered around the quarterback.
SPORTS
December 9, 2005 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Could undefeated Nevada be the best basketball team in the West right now? The Wolf Pack, ranked 17th in the country, gets to showcase its talent -- Nick Fazekas plays a leading role in that department -- against No. 16 UCLA Saturday at Anaheim in the Wooden Classic, and compare itself to 13th-ranked Washington, which plays New Mexico in the first game.
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March 16, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Dozens of fake Nevada driver's licenses were confiscated during a pre-dawn raid at a University of Nevada, Reno, fraternity house, authorities said. Two people were arrested during the investigation conducted by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Officers confiscated 150 to 200 fake driver's licenses in various stages of completion at the Sigma Nu fraternity house.
SPORTS
March 23, 2004 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
A judge is the scorekeeper. A field house is named after the mayor. The casinos here are small and cozy, filled with men and women wearing blue jeans and boots and big hair and bigger hats. But no pizza-sized pendants or boulder-sized diamond earrings. When Nevada Las Vegas went to its first Final Four in 1977, its fans stunned the locals in Atlanta with their sparkling accouterments and nouveau riche confidence. But this isn't UNLV. It's the University of Nevada. Not Nevada-Reno, not UNR.
SPORTS
March 20, 2004 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
There are four letters in NCAA, but there's a three-letter acronym that lurks in the background throughout the NCAA tournament. It's NBA. Nevada's Kirk Snyder is a junior from Upland High who is not nearly as well known as some of his Southern California high school classmates -- Cedric Bozeman, for one. But he appears to have an NBA game, even if he does not yet have the chain. Snyder touched the silver Michael Jordan "flying man" icon that hung against his chest Friday.
BOOKS
August 31, 2003 | Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of the forthcoming "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
Katharine HAAKE is the director of the creative writing program at Cal State Northridge and, not incidentally, the niece of the man who served as chief engineer for the construction of Shasta Dam. These two points of reference allow us to fix her masterful novel "That Water, Those Rocks" on the literary landscape.
BOOKS
July 13, 2003 | Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to Book Review, is the author of the forthcoming "God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism."
Geography focuses on features of the landscape that can be observed and measured, including climate, vegetation, population and land use. But the geographers whose essays are collected by editor Gary J. Hausladen in "Western Places, American Myths" affirm that the American West transcends such tools of measurement. To truly understand the West, they acknowledge, a scientist must consider not only what we know but also what we think we know.
SPORTS
March 23, 1993 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A key step toward stability next season in the Cal State Fullerton basketball program came around 7 a.m. Monday, when Nevada Athletic Director Chris Ault telephoned Titan Coach Brad Holland and informed him that the Wolf Pack had chosen Houston Coach Pat Foster as basketball coach. Holland interviewed at Nevada last Tuesday and was one of six candidates to replace Coach Len Stevens, who was fired this month. Foster's five-year contract is worth nearly $1 million, according to a Nevada source.
SPORTS
December 18, 1996 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They make quite a pair on the Nevada football team--the Kid and the Slightly Older Kid. Trevor Insley and Geoff Noisy, former standout Orange County prep athletes, have flourished with the Wolf Pack. They have combined for 2,009 yards, or 51.4% of the team's receiving yardage, and 14 touchdowns.
SPORTS
July 30, 2000 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Good news greeted first-year Coach Chris Tormey of Nevada moments after he stepped off an airplane from Idaho to take over the Wolf Pack football program: David Neill announced he is not transferring from Nevada, the athletic director told Tormey. It was the best news Tormey could have asked for considering his plans to employ a wide-open, one-back offense centered around the quarterback.
SPORTS
February 1, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Every spring since he was 5, former Notre Dame High first baseman Glen Carson played baseball until he encountered an opponent that he "would not wish upon my worst enemy." During his senior year at Nevada, Carson was baffled at the sudden deterioration of his body. He suffered weight loss, diarrhea and severe stomach pain. A disease with no known cure--Crohn's disease--was attacking his intestines.
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