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Record Courier Staff Reports

n A California man purchased the gun he used to shoot two deputies the same day as the deadly confrontation Saturday afternoon in the Harrah’s Diamond Lounge. Harvey James Ex, 53, of Sunset Beach, Calif., used a loophole in the Brady Bill to purchase two antique weapons, one of which he drew on deputies when they responded to the casino on a call of a despondent, suicidal and armed subject. Page A1

n Jacks Valley Elementary School students got firsthand information about their lesson in ancient civilizations when Lt. Col. Chris Ultsch, commander of the 192nd Airlift Squadron, presented a slide show to their class Friday. Page A1

n Much interest was generated for the position of Douglas County school superintendent but there are still no applicants for the vacant District 1 school board seat. Page A1

n His paralyzed victim forgave him, but 28-year-old William McCulloch will still have at least 30 months of a 10-year sentence to think about his conviction for drunken driving. Kevin Sorci was run off the road in the Sept. 6, 2004 Kingsbury Grade incident. Page A1

n Closing arguments in the trial of Michael Ward are today after both the defense and prosecution rested on Tuesday. Ward is accused in the death of Markleeville resident Jeffrey John. Page A3

n Gamblers kept playing as a small fire filled Sharkey’s Casino with smoke on Friday night. Deputies evacuated the casino and the fire in a broom closet was extinguished. Page A7


n Staff writer Jonni Hill gives a first-hand account of the Parade of Lights. She had the privilege of riding on the Town of Minden float, the first-place winner in the county category. Page B1

n The Town of Genoa had its own celebration on Sunday. Nearly 100 residents attended the lighting of the town tree at the main intersection and listened to lifetime resident Roger Falcke tell the story of how the fir tree was planted in memory of his mother, Hope Falcke. Page B1


n Gardnerville’s Ty Tremaine recently won the WORCS national championship in dirt bike racing. Tremaine, a 10-year-old, has been racing since he was 4. Page C1

n The Douglas girls’ basketball team piled up a 2-1 record over the weekend at the Lowry Invitational. The team had nine players who had never seen varsity action before, so coach Werner Christen was just glad to get the experience. Page C1

n The Douglas wrestling team had a solid weekend at the Capital City Duals in Carson, winning four straight matches after a first-round loss to Central California power Lemoore. Page C1