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Record Courier Staff Reports

n A 22-year-old Gardnerville man was sentenced Monday to five years in Nevada State Prison in connection with the death last summer of a Woodfords man after a brawl in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Page A1

n Dogs and their owners lined up in support Monday outside a Douglas County courtroom for a Johnson Lane woman cited for having too many animals. Page A1

n Shawn and James Lamb breathed a huge sigh of relief after Nevada Medicare agreed to cover medical expenses for their son, James Jr., who is being treated for a cancerous soft tissue tumor at the University of California, San Francisco. Page A1

n The U.S. Forest Service says it’s not against the law to ski out of bounds into public land. Page A1

n Up to $5,000 may be spent for additional DNA testing in the case of a 26-year-old man accused of holding up a Minden bank branch at gunpoint. Page A2

n A Gardnerville woman was charged with child endangerment after deputies discovered her and her three children hiding in a dark bedroom. According to sheriff’s reports, the house was strewn with garbage, rotting food, animal feces and debris. Page A3

n A Gardnerville man convicted of domestic battery in 2003 faces another charge. He’s accused of shoving a table against a 4-year-old who was sitting in the chair. The little boy is autistic and wasn’t able to say what happened. Page A3

n A charge of child abuse has been filed against a Gardnerville Ranchos man after a 4-year-old told investigators he was spanked with a belt for not cleaning his room. Page A3

n The staff at the Youth Detention Center at Stateline was credited with stopping a suicide Sunday. A 16-year-old boy from Nye County threaded a bedsheet through a grate in the ceiling of his cell to make a noose. He was not injured. Page A3

PEOPLE

n Six fourth- through eighth-grade students are eligible for National Geographic Geography Bee state competition after winning at their Carson Valley schools. The state geography bee will take place in Henderson on March 31, and state winners will compete nationally for scholarships of up to $25,000. Page B1

n Theater returns to Carson Valley after 15 years. The Carson Valley Community Theatre has four productions scheduled through the end of this year. Page B2

n Forty-year Raley’s employee Kasimir Pawliszyn will celebrate his retirement with a spaghetti dinner, 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the CVIC Hall in Minden. The event will also include a silent auction and door prizes. Page B2

SPORTS

n Three coaches have been named to head the Douglas High Softball program in 2006. Lori Raschilla, Kari Begovich-Wigton and Vanessa Ozolins, who have all been active in the recreation softball leagues for years, will lead the Tigers. Page C1

n The Douglas wrestling team finished second at the Alhambra tournament in California over the weekend. Standout 189-pounder Shane Miller suffered his first loss of the season in the championship match of the tournament. Page C1