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5-MINUTE R-C

Record Courier Staff Reports

n Michael Ward faces up to 141Ú2 years in prison in the death of a Woodfords man last summer after a brawl in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Page A1

n The conviction of the man held responsible for the death of Jeffrey John means the victim’s children can begin to heal, their mother said Thursday. Page A1

n District Attorney Scott Doyle announced this week he would not seek election to a fifth term. That was followed by an announcement from deputy district attorney Mark Jackson that he would be a Republican candidate for his boss’s job in 2006. Page A1

n Plans for a Highway 50 interchange in north Douglas County are on track, but recent increases in construction costs might throw a wrench in the works. Page A2

n Genoa Town Board members voted Tuesday to charge businesses which rent space to Candy Dance crafters. Page A2

n A Mammoth Lakes man accused in the Nov. 22 robbery of the Minden Bank of America appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday. Page A3

n Harvey Ex, a felon killed by two law enforcement officers during a shoot-out Saturday at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, was turned away from a Gardnerville gun shop before buying an antique gun that he reportedly used to wound the two deputies. Page A3

n Private property in Schoolhouse Canyon west of Genoa could be preserved for wildlife habitat, watershed and trails, the effort led by the Nevada Land Conservancy. Page A3

Business

n New business owners, Jenifer Haase and Dan Browne of Dublin Antiques, invite children to have their photographs taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their Gardnerville store, Dec. 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Page A8

n Unwired Communications of Minden has its grand opening from 9 a.m to 6 p.m, Dec. 12-16. Learn how to take a house phone everywhere. Page A8

PEOPLE

n A Meneley Elementary School fourth-grader Gabby Muñoz painted a picture for an art contest. Her artwork of Baker and Taylor, the two cats that lived at Douglas County Public Library in Minden in the 1980s and 1990s, is featured in the Baker & Taylor, Inc., 2006 cat calendar. Page B1

n The area’s biggest food drive of the year is coming to the Carson Valley Inn on Dec. 16. Channel 2’s Share Your Holiday Drive-By Food Drive includes loads of entertainment from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the RV parking lot at the inn. Page B1

SPORTS

n The Douglas football team had three honorees in this year’s All-Northern 4A selections. All three players were selected for their play on defense. In total, the Tigers had 12 players earn postseason recognition of some sort. Page C1

n The Douglas Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee football team was dealt its first loss of the season Tuesday, a 14-0 setback against Wake Forest, N.C., in the first round of the Pop Warner Super Bowl. The Tigers play for third-place in the country today. Page C1