Coming Wednesday

- The .22-caliber weapon used to kill aircraft mechanic Robin Bodden may be at the Douglas County landfill or the bottom of Lake Tahoe, according to an affidavit filed to secure a murder charge against the victim's widow. Page A1

- A preliminary hearing is set for March 30 in East Fork Justice Court to determine if there is enough evidence to determine that aircraft mechanic Robin Bodden was murdered and his wife Karen committed the crime. Page A1

- Pfc. Daniel Tingle, injured in January in Baghdad, is to be welcomed home March 3 with a party at Sharkey's Casino in Gardnerville. Casino general manager Bernie Curtis said the 21-year-old Tingle was a former employee, but, more importantly, he was being honored for his service in the Army. Page A1

- A dog that was lost and thought to be dead for two years was reunited with its owner from Lassen County, Calif. Slivers is a treeing Walker coonhound trained for hunting mountain lions. Page A1

- Parent advisor Linda Niday said there were more than 100 projects entered in Jacks Valley Elementary School's science fair on Feb. 13. Page A2

- Small businesses in Douglas County and neighboring California counties may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Association to offset economic losses caused by the extremely low temperatures from Jan. 6-19 this year. For more information, application forms and a complete list of what counties are available for assistance, go to or call (800) 659-2955. Page A2

- A class at Jacks Valley Elementary School received a box of cupcakes from a company in Philadelphia after they submitted art work singing the praises of butterscotch krimpets. Keely O'Donnell's fifth-grade class had a tasting party on Valentine's Day. Page A2

- District Judge Dave Gamble reduced bail to $750,000 for a 42-year-old Gardnerville man charged with four counts of sexual assault with a child under 14 in connection with the alleged abuse of his former girlfriend's 12-year-old son. Page A3

- A 36-year-old Minden man who spent the last year living on the streets after he ran away from a substance abuse treatment program was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison for his second felony conviction of driving under the influence. Page A3

- Pat Gage has combined her love of western gifts and clothing with her full-service travel agency at Horse'n Around w/Travel behind Sharkey's in Gardnerville. Gage has 25 years' experience and specializes in adventure travel for women. Page A9

- Body Language has added three hair stylists to the staff to provide hair and nail services to the massage, reflexology and facials they are known for. An open house event is from 3-7 p.m. Friday at 1478 B Fourth St., Minden. Page A9

- Physical education classes at Minden and Pinon Hills elementary schools took on a new curriculum the last several weeks. In a joint effort between Douglas County 4-H, MEFIYI, Douglas County School District and Sierra Nevada Ballet, the Dance in the Schools program taught the students rhythm and movement from a professional dancer who makes dancing fun for them. Page B1

- Today, the Douglas County Senior Center will have its annual 90-plus birthday celebration for those 90 and older. Festivities start at 10:30 a.m. There will be a certificate and flower presentation to the seniors. Page B2

- Preserve your stories and photos in books on Thursday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the senior center in Gardnerville. Vicky Moon with the Heritage Makers is going to do a free seminar to show how to take your new and old photos and make them into a classic storybook. For information, call 783-6455. Page B2

- The Douglas boys' basketball team was on the brink of history Saturday night before the Galena Grizzlies managed to squeak out a 56-55 victory in the Northern 4A Regional title game at Spanish Springs. Page C1


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