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Coming Wednesday

Staff Reports

– The county has taken the first step toward completing the Muller Lane Parkway around Minden and Gardnerville with the approval of a contract for engineering. The county has six years to complete the Parkway or the right-of-way will return to the original property owners. Page A1

– About 400 people ” many of them strangers ” showed up Saturday to welcome home injured soldier Pfc. Daniel Tingle at a reception at Sharkey’s Casino in Gardnerville. Page A1

– The East Fork Fire & Paramedic Districts’ agreement with Carson City won the 2007 Cashman Good Government Award. The two fire departments have a boundary drop zone at the Douglas-Carson line where either can respond to emergencies in the other’s jurisdiction based on available staff. Page A1

– The FFA agricultural issues team from Douglas High School ran through their “CSI” inspired skit about the pros and cons of the use of antibiotics in animal feed for the staff of the museum and chamber of commerce to practice for the state FFA competition March 21-23 in Reno. They will be performing at Corley Ranch and the Douglas County Library on Thursday. Page A2

– Kindergarten pre-registration for the 2007-08 school year is March 19-30. Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2007, and immunizations complete by the beginning of the school year. Page A2

– A 38-year-old Colorado man was sentenced Tuesday to three years probation for stealing night vision goggles worth more than $40,000 from a Minden military force protection company. Page A3

– A 20-year-old Carson City man was arrested March 3 for his second driving under the influence charge after his speeding vehicle nearly clipped the sideview mirror on a deputy’s cruiser. Page A3

– Lawyer Kevin Walsh withdrew Tuesday as counsel for sexual assault suspect Ronald J. Smith after his client complained the attorney was charging him too much money. Page A3

– Five Douglas County women will be honored as Women in History at a Douglas County Historical Society reception 2 p.m. Sunday at the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center. The women who were nominated and chosen for significantly contributing to the history and quality of life in Douglas County are: JoAnn Smokey Martinez, Elizabeth D. Ellis, Debra Jean Bacchi, Sarah Jane Kinsey and Paula M. Reed. Page B1

– The Carson Valley Chukar Club dinner was a success on Saturday, with a lot of team work to pull it off. More than 500 people attended the fundraiser that benefits wildlife preservation. Page B1

– The Gardnerville council of the Knights of Columbus is dedicating its Friday “bingo night” to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Captain Mike Biaggini Cancer Fund. The net proceeds from this event will be donated to help pay for his non-medical expenses related to his California trips for treatment. This Biaggini’s third time fighting colon cancer in the last five years. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play starts at 7 p.m. For information, call Ripoli at 265-6132 or 265-5350. Page B3

– The Douglas High School baseball team opens its 2007 season Thurday against Spanish Springs at Reed. The Tigers return two starting pitchers and seven starters to their batting order. Page C1

– Keith Olson, Mike Gransbery and Jessica Waggoner were among the athletes listed to the Northern 4A All-Region teams, released last week. Page C1