Coming Wednesday

- Glider pilot Akihiro Hirao parachuted to safety after his glider lost one wing to a Reno-bound plane. The jet made an emergency landing at the Carson City airport without landing gear. No one was seriously hurt during the incident. Page A1

- Douglas County secondary school students began their first day of school Monday with none of the predicted roundabout incidents. Page A1

- Stateline resident Greta Hambsch is running for the District 4 commission seat. Democrat Hambsch will face Republican Nancy McDermid in the general election. Page A2

- During Devil Pup training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Minden resident Sara Mangiaracina graduated with the highest score in the encampment. Page A5

- James Carbine of new Gardnerville business Valley Stove suggests now is the time to get wood, gas and pellet stoves ready for the cold months ahead. Page A8

- Business will continue as usual, but Ruggero and Gino Gigli have put their Villa Gigli restaurant in Markleeville up for sale. Page A8

- A Stateline man was sentenced to up to seven years in Nevada State Prison for causing an accident that injured Fred and Valerie Wright. William Howe will have to serve a minimum of two years before he is eligible for parole. Page A10

- The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event Saturday at Lampe Park exceeded organizers' hopes for fundraising. The event raised more than $84,000, which was up $30,000 from last year. Page B1

- The last outdoor concert of the summer at Minden Village features Michael Powers, as well as an art show and reception featuring the work of 10 artists. The free concert, organized by the producer of Comma Concerts, takes place outside 88 Cups, and the gallery is located inside. Page B2

- Seventy-five percent of the sales today and Thursday at All American Tire & Automotive Repair in Gardnerville will go toward the Carson Valley Children's Center, Austin's House. Austin's House is currently under construction. Page B7

- The Douglas girls' tennis team has a number of regional qualifiers returning from the 2005 season. Page C1

- The Douglas boys' soccer team opened its season with four impressive wins against playoff teams from last season. Page C1

- The Lady Tiger soccer team picked up two wins after dropping their season-opener to defending regional champion Galena. Page C1


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