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Record Courier Staff Reports

n Eleven applicants are vying for three positions on the Douglas County Planning Commission, each with different attributes they could bring to the board. This commission is an advisory board that will play a key role in the upcoming master plan update. Page A1

n A new program to raise awareness of drug abuse is under way in Douglas County. Drug Use is Life Abuse has the objective of reducing drug-related crime. Page A1

n A Valley couple who moved to Mississippi is back after Hurricane Katrina destroyed their dream retirement home three weeks after they moved in. Tom and Sally Sagar will be remaining in dry Nevada after the hurricane destroyed their 3,000-square-foot home. Page A1

n That building in Minden which seemed to sprout out of nowhere will be a new Arby’s. Commuters passing by the site the morning work started might have been surprised to find a building there when they returned home that night. Page A2

n A Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy is facing charges in Carson City in connection with an incident that occurred Sept. 24. Adam Spoon is scheduled to appear Jan. 10 on misdemeanor drawing or exhibiting a deadly weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner. Page A3

n Douglas County authorities are expecting a big party this year at Stateline. They hope that by maintaining a non-confrontational attitude toward the estimated 65,000 revelers, they will keep the peace and maintain a safe place for people to party. Page A3

n A South Lake Tahoe man was Tasered inside a Stateline casino during a scuffle. He was arrested on charges including battery on an officer and resisting arrest. Page A3

n The 2006 state election is shaping up as potential candidates jockey for position in preparation for a long campaign season. Page A9

PEOPLE

n The owners of Genoa Bar are all set to turn out not just the lights, but the electricity, at the 150-plus-year-old bar. Patrons can enjoy an evening during which the juke box, lights and slot machines will be turned off and tunes will be played the old-fashioned way by trumpeter Ray James, beneath the light of an oil lamp chandelier, starting at 9 p.m. with a champagne toast at midnight. Page B1

n Carson Valley celebrated a few first-ever events in 2005, including: The Carson Valley Christmas Season Kick Off, with the lighting of the Heritage Park Pavilion; the Douglas County Historical Society Ghost Walk; and the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center’s first melodrama, “Whistle Stop.” Page B3

SPORTS

n Douglas had six players named to the recently-released All-Sierra Nevada Football teams. Of the six, three were linemen. Page C1

n The Douglas High junior varsity boys’ basketball team opened its league slate with a 75-41 win over Damonte Ranch Thursday. Page C1