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n A liver transplant from a teenager who died will help save a Valley woman. Fourteen-year-old David Sullivan's liver helped Kathi D'Amico, a 52-year-old Gardnerville woman. Page A1

n A "Grand Old Flag" from Afghanistan was hoisted up the flag pole at Scarselli Elementary School Wednesday. Page A1

n Few public facilities spend more on utilities than the Carson Valley Swim Center, but after diving into a new program sponsored by Sierra Pacific Power Co., the center got a $6,500 rebate check. Page A1

n In an effort to find out what Douglas County residents think about teen pregnancy, substance abuse and underage drinking, the Partnership of Community Resources has sent out a survey. Page A2

n A 31-year-old Mammoth Lakes woman died Wednesday of injuries she received in an avalanche in the Twin Lakes area near Bridgeport, Calif. Page A3

n A 23-year-old Gardnerville man is set to plead guilty Monday to a drug trafficking charge that carries a prison term of up to 15 years. Page A3


n Columnist Gina Gigli hits the deep snow in the Alpine County Search & Rescue snowcat. Page A7


n Headquarters skateshop reopens in a new location in Stratton Center. Page A8

n Douglas County was the only one in Nevada to post a decrease in sales tax when comparing November 2005 with the same month in 2004. The county collected 3.2 percent less sales tax last November than in the previous November. Page A8


n A dozen enthusiastic Brownies helped prepare a meal Tuesday at Cooks Pantry and enjoyed pizza, Caesar salad and cinnamon twists. Page B1

n The Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club is reinstating its Carson Valley Days tradition of Citizen of the Year. Page B1

n Valley Christian Fellowship is creating a small-group program to answer the question, "What on Earth am I here for?" Page B6

n Volunteers from AARP will be on hand at the south county sheriff's substation to help residents with income tax preparation. Page B6


n The Douglas wrestling team is considered to be one of the favorites to win this weekend's regional tournament. Page C1

n The Douglas girls' basketball team has won six of its last seven to vault itself into the playoff picture. Page C1


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