Coming Friday

- After 30 years as a teacher, Bud Perkins is retiring. The public is invited to celebrate from 2-5 p.m. June 3 at Bently Science Park in Minden. Page A1

- The next principals for Whittell High School and Zephyr Cove Elementary were selected Wednesday at the Douglas County School Board meeting. Page A1

- Cancer patient James Lamb, 17, gave his mother the best Mother's Day present ever " a big belly laugh, the first since he's started a rigorous chemotheraphy treatment. Page A1

- The Carson Valley Swim Center is hosting an open house from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Visitors are invited to swim for free. Page A1

- A Dayton woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to drunk driving causing a rollover accident in Genoa. Her two young sons " a 4-month old baby and his 31⁄2-year-old brother " were uninjured because they were in child restraint seats. Page A3

- More than 200 people attended the annual Elks Lodge No. 2670 Law and Order Night on May 5. Page A5

- The Washoe Tribe has set up its summer food service program for children ages 1-18. Page A5

- Johnson Lane residents Bill and Deb Denkler have turned to the Internet to create their used book exchange, America's Bookshelf. Participants can trade books by logging in and participating. Page A7

- Whether it's running an estate sale, building a wagon or making signs out of metal, Minden resident Ray Garner is right at home. Page A7

- Rome has fallen in Stateline and the MontBleu has risen in its place. Casino owners took down the Caesars Tahoe sign this week. Page A7

- Nearby Sorensen's Resort could provide time away from unsolicited phone calls, e-mails and fax transmissions and television commercials. Page A8

- Kirkwood Mountain Resort set two records this season " breaking its all-time skier visits and having North America's deepest snow, 850 inches. Page A8

- Hope Valley's annual work day is May 27. Page A8

- More than 130 vintage automobiles added hues from candy apple red to bright yellow Saturday at Lampe Park as enthusiasts converged on the Big Mama's Show & Shine. Page B1

- The expansion of Topaz Ranch Estates Volunteer Fire Department station is set to be complete July 1. Page B1

- A veteran entertainer is one of the featured players in "The Odd Couple," wrapping up a successful run this weekend at the CVIC Hall. Page B1

- Minden resident Ron Wilcks will travel to Corvallis, Ore., today for the first round of the NCAA Regional Softball Tournament. Two of his granddaughters, Brianne McGowan and Kaycee Wilcks, will play on opposing sides with McGowan starting for Oregon State and Wilcks playing for Nevada. Page C1

- Joe Lopez was honored by the Carson Valley Girls' Softball Association for 25 years of service Monday night. Page C1


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