Stories for January 2005


Monday, January 31

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Douglas girls defeat South Tahoe

Douglas had nine different players put points on the board as the Tigers rolled to a season-best 67 points on 30 field goals in a 67-26 win over South Tahoe Tuesday night at South Tahoe.

Carson girls fall against North Valleys

The Carson girls basketball team struggled to handle North Valleys' trapping defense in a 67-41 loss in Reno on Tuesday.

Johnston earns perfect score on ACT

A perfect 36 composite score on the ACT college entrance exam is something very few high school seniors achieve, in Carson City or anywhere else.

Galena runs past Fallon

Thanks to a sterling first-half defensive effort, the Galena High boys basketball team enjoyed a 14-point lead at the intermission against Fallon on Tuesday night.

Carson boys fall at North Valleys

The Carson boys basketball team are down but not out after a 75-60 loss at North Valleys on Tuesday.

Victory slips through Douglas boys fingers

This one just escaped by a couple inches.

Mirage fourth-quarter results a record

LAS VEGAS - MGM Mirage Inc. reported a more than 25 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday, but still beat analyst expectations thanks to increased gambling play and expensive hotel rooms at the company's Las Vegas Strip properties. For the three months ending Dec. 31, the gambling giant company earned $67.9 million, or 47 cents per share, down from $91.7 million, or 62 cents per share, a year ago.

Carson rifle team clinches division championship

The Carson High School rifle team wrapped up the Southern Division championship on Tuesday with a regular-season ending 1,254-1,224 victory against Wooster Tuesday afternoon in Reno.

Sunday, January 30

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Galena sweeps Spanish Springs

Chad Seidenstricker broke through to score a season-high 16 points as the Galena High boys basketball team posted a 61-35 victory in a makeup High Desert League game at home against Spanish Springs on Monday night.

Pinkney is leader of the Pack

"Everyone says that about me," Pinkney said recently. "I just don't go around all day with a smile on my face. I'm a laid-back guy. I like to have fun."

WAC gears for Bracket Buster

Nevada will face a familiar foe on Feb. 19 at Lawlor Events Center in the third annual ESPN Bracket Buster.

New corporate parent takes over Schlotzsky's

When a parent company re-organizes after Chapter 11 bankruptcy, franchise owners are often left wondering if the brand will survive, and what a new owner will mean to a locally operated business. Sally Root, co-owner of the Schlotzsky's Deli franchise at 1410 E. William St., is in that predicament.

Yerington posts third straight win

Don't look now, but the Yerington High boys basketball team is right back in the Northern 3A championship race.

Dayton boys hold off Truckee

Danny Hopper scored 19 points, including four clutch free throws in the fourth quarter, to help the Dayton High boys basketball team hang on for a 54-53 victory at home against Tahoe-Truckee on Monday night.

Saturday, January 29

Carson hockey team beats Reno, Douglas

Colin Cormier's best performance of the season couldn't have come at a better time for the Carson High roller hockey club.

Dayton girls bolster playoff chances

The Dayton High girls basketball team helped out its playoff prospects behind key wins on back-to-back nights over the weekend - 37-33 at Incline on Friday and 37-20 at home against North Tahoe on Saturday.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Friday, January 28

Dayton wins ugly, climbs back into Northern 3A lead

It's called winning ugly, but the Dayton boys basketball team couldn't be happier because it is back in first place.

Carson shooters have record day

Cody Stokes was near perfect and he had three teammates who weren't far behind as the Carson High School Naval Junior ROTC program had a record-setting day during its own Sierra Nevada Top Gun Match on Saturday.

Second quarter surge leads Carson boys to win

The Carson High boys basketball found its stroke in a key 50-45 win at Wooster on Saturday.

Carson girls hit on all cylinders at Wooster

The Carson girls basketball team was firing on all cylinders right from the start in a 77-20 victory at Wooster on Saturday afternoon.

Free throws help lift Lions to key Northern 3A win

For the second night in a row, accurate free throw shooting down the stretch helped propel Yerington High School to an important victory in what has developed into a wild Northern 3A boys basketball race.

Wolf Pack let the 'Dogs out

RENO - Opportunities galore.

Thursday, January 27

Olson explodes, Tigers beat Panthers

MINDEN - The pieces of the puzzle just keep falling into place for the Douglas High boys basketball team.

Sheriff's Blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Douglas girls rally for key win against North Valleys

MINDEN - Trailing by five late in the first half with North Valleys' standout post player Anita Burdick basically having her way underneath the boards with 13 points, it just didn't look like it would be a good night for the Douglas High girls basketball team.

Refocused Lions defeat Lowry

A focused Yerington High boys basketball team returned to the court and pulled out of its skid with a 53-41 Northern 4A victory at home against Lowry on Friday night.

Hart fights for job at Fernley

After 26 seasons, Fernley High football coach Dave Hart is in the process of doing something he likely never thought he would have to do - hang onto his job.

Wednesday, January 26

Don't tax yourselfGet ahead now

W-2 forms are arriving in the mail, and Christmas bills are still being paid, but it's never too early to begin the process that so many Americans dread. The muddle of filing tax returns can evoke procrastination, but understanding the new laws now and avoiding tax scams could leave you with more money to pay off that Christmas splurge.

E-filing: a practice in patience

After an hour and a half of attempting to file my taxes online I am bleary eyed and irritated. And my taxes are not filed. My desk is covered in tax forms, past returns and press releases telling me how "great, convenient, wonderful" filing your taxes online can be.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Venetian OK'd to open private gambling salons, but fined

LAS VEGAS - The Venetian hotel-casino can open two plush private gambling salons to lure Asian high rollers to the Las Vegas Strip property, the Nevada Gaming Commission decided Thursday. The salons, on the ground and 36th floors, are expected to generate about $5.5 million in annual gambling revenue, said Fred Kraus, The Venetian's vice president and general counsel.

Bulldogs win tournament

The Carson Bulldogs youth wrestling club showed its strength by winning a Sierra Wrestling Association tournament it hosted on Sunday at Carson High.

Is Carson City ready for its close up?

On one tank of gas, Virgil Hammond III can drive his Cinecoach to Los Angeles and back. Equipped with a location and studio production system, Hammond hopes his Cinecoach will bring the motion picture business back with it from California. The Cinecoach was introduced to Hollywood on Dec. 10 at a product showcase.

Nationals give Rasner one-year deal

It's pretty heady stuff for Darrell Rasner with dealing with what his role is in the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball organization.

Coward and the Terrible

The final pivotal moment of last week's NFL Conference Championships occurred in the fourth quarter of the New England-Pittsburgh game.

Tuesday, January 25

Gamesmanship in the WAC

A poorly lit arena. Somebody showing up after the scheduled practice start time to unlock the building. Visiting teams not being allowed access for practice the night before a game for whatever reason.

Dayton girls fall to Truckee

Amanda Sbragia scored 23 points, Lauren Clark had 11 points and Melony Cox added four points in the loss for the Dayton girls basketball team.

Expand your horizons

Rice Hydro Inc.'s customers like to see the American flag on the side of the company's Dirt Dawg hydraulic post hole digger. Construction workers and contractors want to know that the equipment they use is Made in the U.S.A. Rice Hydo General Manager Denese Doherty, who is proud to be a woman in the male-majority world of construction, said it was natural for the company to expand its Carson City warehouse to do metal fabrication, rather than contract out the service. The pieces the company needs were fabricated in Southern California and shipped to Carson City, which was often time consuming.

Carson grapples on to title

On Senior Night, it was only fitting that a four-year veteran closed out the Carson High wrestling team's 42-18 victory against Douglas to clinch the Sierra League dual meet championship on Wednesday night.

Sheriff's Blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Fazekas leads Wolf Pack against Bulldogs

RENO - Nevada's 6-foot-11 sophomore forward Nick Fazekas is uppermost in the thoughts of Western Athletic Conference coaches these days, and with good reason.

Lorenzen playing the waiting game

While many high school football players across the country are signing their letters-of-intent to play in college, the process for other prep athletes is just now seriously beginning.

WNCC sports should be for local athletes

When Western Nevada Community College announced it was upgrading its athletic program and adding women's soccer and baseball, I was originally excited.

Dayton boys defeat Truckee

The Dayton High boys basketball team shot 51 percent from the floor for a key 55-51 win at Truckee on Wednesday to keep pace in the Northern 3A race.

Monday, January 24

Anderson, Van Winkle win titles

Brett Anderson and Kameron Van Winkle, representing Minden-Douglas Elks Lodge No. 2670, have advanced the the State Hoop Shoot Tournament.

Sunday, January 23

Any day is a good day in the Sierra

Last weekend's snowsporting was weird with the fog like a wet blanket over Carson Valley.

Nevada road wins opening eyes

RENO - Nevada has opened up some eyes around the Western Athletic Conference with its four straight road wins.

A tale of two champions

Racing championships take solid teamwork - no matter the series.

Carson-Douglas wrestlers meet for league title - again

Once again - for the fourth year in a row, actually - the Carson and Douglas high school wrestling teams are undefeated as they prepare to collide for the Sierra League dual meet championship tonight at Carson's Morse Burley Gymnasium.

Freight resumes on Calif., Nevada rail lines damaged by floodwaters

LAS VEGAS - Trains began running early Monday on rebuilt rails in an isolated southern Nevada canyon, nearly two weeks after record flooding washed out tracks and cut freight service on a main Union Pacific line to the West Coast. The railroad said limited night freight traffic also resumed Saturday on the California "Coast Line" north of Los Angeles.

Bracket buster schedules to be announced Sunday

Matchups for ESPN's third annual Bracket Buster Saturday on Feb. 19 will be announced on Sunday, according to WAC commissioner Karl Benson.

Saturday, January 22

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Venture capital investment up 11 percent in '04

SAN FRANCISCO - Venture capitalists accelerated their investment pace by 11 percent in 2004, marking the first year that the industry has poured more money into startups since the dot-com crash. A total of 2,876 investment deals attracted $20.9 billion in venture capital last year, up from $18.9 billion in 2003, according to data released late Sunday by the National Venture Capital Association, Thomson Venture Economics and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Friday, January 21

Dust Devils put one in the Hopper

DAYTON - Dayton boys basketball coach Rob Streeter recently benched sophomore point guard Erik Hooper because he was tentative at the offensive end of the floor.

Rasner has Capital goal

It's understandable for Darrell Rasner to still be wearing a Montreal Expos jacket as he was while helping young pitchers on Saturday during a clinic presented by the Ray Austin Memorial Baseball Acacdemy.

Sheriff's Blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Locals playing at Nevada

The late Al McGuire, who made his mark as the Marquette men's basketball coach, said the best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores.

Thursday, January 20

Galena girls give unbeaten Reed a battle

Stopping the Reed High girls basketball team is certainly a lot easier said than done. While Galena came closer than any other Nevada has all season, the Grizzlies still fell on the short end of a 60-49 score against undefeated Reed in a High Desert League contest Friday night in Sparks.

League-leading Huskies rally past Carson

For one half, the tempo and the game belonged to the Carson Senators.

Business Licenses

Carson City Business licenses issued in Carson City as of Jan. 13: Bennett, Woodward, 123 W Second St., Carson City; Realtor; Woodward Bennett, owner

Wolf Pack faces tough test at Rice

Coaches around the Western Athletic Conference, including Nevada's Mark Fox, would agree that a split on any road trip is a good thing.

Reno girls too much for Senators

The much-anticipated girls basketball showdown between Carson and Reno never materialized.

Wednesday, January 19

Boys basketball player of the year award renamed after Tom Andreasen

He no longer sits on the bench at basketball games, yet Tom Andreasen remains close to a sport that he has played, coached, worked as an administrator and simply enjoyed for nearly a half-century now.

Nevada women fall against Tulsa

RENO - Nevada coach Kim Gervasoni asked her team to play hard and be aggressive on offense, and they met both of those goals.

Sticking with the Patriots, Falcons

During last week's NFL Divisional Playoffs, the historically strong home team trend continued as all four favored hosts won, with three of them covering the point spread.

Baxter, Jackson are honored

Galena High graduates Annie Baxter and Amy Jackson were named to the all-Western Athletic Conference academic team for the fall season.

Tuesday, January 18

Galena boys fall to Manogue

RENO - When you have a starting lineup littered with underclassmen, you are going to have some up and down moments throughout the course of the season.

Lynch is living out his dream

Dreams do come true. Just ask Curry Lynch, who is living his dream as a member of the University of Nevada men's basketball team.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Harrah's and Caesars comply with FTC merger requests

LAS VEGAS - Harrah's Entertainment and Caesars Entertainment expect their high-profile merger to be completed this spring after providing the Federal Trade Commission with more documents related to the deal, the companies said Wednesday. The joint announcement means the FTC could end its investigation in 30 days if the companies don't ask for an extension or if the FTC doesn't request more information.

Prep basketball action tonight

So, where does the Carson High girls basketball team stand in regard to the Sierra League race? The Senators should have some answers to that question - and a logjam at the top of the league should loosen up at the same time - after playing their top two rivals in games tonight and Saturday.

Rite of Passage boys beat Lovelock

Robert McFalls hit five three-pointers on his way to scoring 22 points in helping to lead Rite of Passage (4-11, 3-1 in the Northern 2A) to the win. McFalls also had seven rebounds and Sharon Jackson had 14 points and five rebounds for ROP.

Monday, January 17

Stewart co-defendant reports to federal prison at Nellis AFB

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE - Martha Stewart's co-defendant and former stockbroker reported to a federal prison camp Tuesday to begin serving a five-month sentence for lying to investigators. Peter Bacanovic, a former broker at Merrill Lynch & Co., arrived at the minimum-security camp located on Nellis Air Force Base at 11:45 a.m., said Traci Billingsley, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Nevada men travel to Tulsa

One team has plummeted downward since the start of the season. The other is off to its best start in more than 20 years.

Short-handed Carson ski splits

Academics comes first at Carson High and as a result the Senators' ski team was short-handed for a rescheduled race on Wednesday.

Profit or perish: Wal-Mart returns to Carson City

The site of Carson City's Wal-Mart on the corner of East College Parkway and Hot Springs Road is a muddy field marked by the tire grooves of heavy equipment. It's also a corner of expectations

Sunday, January 16

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Tigers finish third at tournament

The Douglas High School wrestling team finished third at the Lawrence Miller Memorial tournament - a long standing tradition in Bay Area prep sports that dates back to the 1970s - at Alhambra High School in Martinez, Calif.

Small business salvation: 'To survive, I will personalize'

It's time to change, mom and pop. I know you don't want to, but we need your diversity, your love of the craft, your contribution to our community. Wal-Mart offers a challenge to small-business owners. You don't need a market study to see that. It may be a Kilimanjaro-sized challenge, but with enough provisions, financial backing and a determined spirit, a business owner can reach the zenith.

Senator Pop Warner celebrates season

The Carson Senator Junior Pee Wee Blue football team made it to a place that no community Pop Warner club has ever been before. And it was the ultimate in a team effort - from the players, coaches, parents and the entire community.

Verizon teams up with Yahoo in Internet content deal

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc.'s high-speed Internet services will be able to access customized and premium content from Web giant Yahoo Inc. under a multiyear agreement that combines the companies' offerings into a single brand. The deal, whose terms were not disclosed, is the latest example of an Internet provider teaming up with a content company to offer more than just a fast connection. For their part, content providers receive greater exposure and a slice of monthly per-subscriber fees.

Five more baseball signings at WNCC

The first steps toward winning a national title at Western Nevada Community College in baseball were taken with the signings of five more players on Monday.

Fresno surge no surprise to WAC coaches

Fresno State's surge to a share of the Western Athletic Conference lead hasn't surprised anybody, and more importantly, has earned respect around the league.

Senior clinics offered at Mt. Rose

The roads are clear and the snow is definitely up. Super instructor Rusty Crook has survived two knee operations (titanium knee joints now serve) and is again holding his senior clinics Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Mt. Rose, 9:30 a.m.

Carson girls ski to sweep, Boehnke unbeaten

Mats Boehnke was perfect on Monday. The Carson High School boys team wasn't so fortunate, though, as the Senators came out on the short end of a 78-77 score in a Northern 4A alpine skiing dual meet.

Pets to earn frequent-flyer miles from Midwest Airlines

MILWAUKEE - Midwest Airlines is focusing on four-footed customers in hopes of wooing more of the two-footed kind. Midwest announced a program Monday that gives pets a free round-trip ticket for every three domestic round-trip flights they take with their owners.

Saturday, January 15

Friday, January 14

WNCC baseball has lofty goal

Community College of Southern Nevada won a national title in baseball in its first four years of existence. Western Nevada Community College baseball coach D.J. Whittemore wants to beat that.

Carson boys pick up 'huge' win

Carson High boys basketball coach had the simplest and best word to describe his team's 59-56 win at South Tahoe on Saturday.

Charlo, Harris reunited

RENO - Mo Charlo and Franco Harris, teammates at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Calif., during the 2002-03 season, hooked up for the first time at the four-year level, and their former coach Steve Coccimiglio was on hand to watch.

Carson wrestler earns gold medal

As far as the Carson Senators were concerned, it came as no surprise to see Ahron Osheroff on the medal stand Saturday night at the Clayton Valley Invitational wrestling tournament in Concord, Calif.

Thursday, January 13

Survival! Carson girls go to 2-0

Carson High's second straight Sierra League win was all about survival.

Dayton turns back Spring Creek

Dayton High appeared to be riding high with a 15-point lead early in the fourth quarter after Trent Wood scored on a breakaway slam dunk Friday night against Spring Creek.

Real Estate transactions

Carson City Real estate transactions recorded by the Carson City Assessor's Office by date, address and sale price. For details on individual transactions, visit

Panthers run past Senators

Carson High basketball coach Bruce Barnes had a laundry list of what the Senators had to do to beat North Valleys.

Wednesday, January 12

Investing in stocks great, but bonds can help

There's an old Wall Street adage that says, "Make your money in stocks, but keep your money in bonds." With the market volatility investors have experienced over the past couple of years, it has been enough evidence for most investors to consider an overall portfolio strategy that solidly integrates stocks as well as bonds. Most likely, the primary reason you purchased stocks was to achieve growth in your investment portfolio. But did you know that bonds could help you achieve a number of complimentary objectives? The three most important are to preserve capital, supplement current income and enhance total return.

Galena boys defeat Fallon

Coming to Fallon for a High Desert League match-up has been an every-year battle for any Galena boys' basketball team.

Carson boys ski sweeps two races

The Carson High boys ski team got off to a strong start on Thursday with two wins over Wooster and Damonte Ranch.

The best weekend of NFL play is this weekend

The Sundays of the conference championships and Super Bowl are truly intense, but the best weekend of the NFL season starts tomorrow. All of the eight remaining teams will be in action in back-to-back games both days during the Divisional Playoff round.

Nevada doesn't tow the line in loss

RENO - If you are still searching for reasons why Nevada lost 83-80 in overtime to UTEP Wednesday night, check out the stats from the free-throw line and the three-point line.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Galena girls fall in overtime

FALLON - The Greenwave's experience in bouncing back from adversity in its preseason games may be a plus in this year's Northern 4A's varsity girls basketball High Desert League race.

Tuesday, January 11

Business calendar

TUESDAY • Capital Women's Connection meets at 11:30 a.m. at Mallard's Restaurant at Empire Ranch Golf Course. Featured speaker is Suzi Hunt, owner of The Candy Bar; guest speaker is Penny Bingham from Sacramento. Cost is $16.50; child care available by reservation. Call 883-5045.

Carson wrestling rolls to easy wins

The Carson High wrestling team kept rolling along to stay unbeaten on the season in dual meet action with two wins on Wednesday at home.

Japanese coach joins Tigersharks

Maybe the local swim team should change its name to the Carson International Tigersharks.

A resource for troubling credit reports and talking houses

In November I wrote a column about how to order your credit report online, which was recently made available free for Nevadans. I found the process to be simple and quick. Others weren't as lucky. For those who can't access your report or who need to correct any mistakes on it, you have a resource.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Nevada loses to UTEP in overtime

The Sundays of the conference championships and Super Bowl are truly intense, but the best weekend of the NFL season starts tomorrow. All of the eight remaining teams will be in action in back-to-back games both days during the Divisional Playoff round.

Monday, January 10

Vegas begins plan to lure tourists

LAS VEGAS - Hoping to maintain its status as one of the nation's top tourist destinations, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced plans Tuesday to spend nearly $1.3 billion to attract 5 million more visitors annually within the next five years.

Nevada, UTEP to play for first place

RENO - First place will be at stake tonight when Nevada (4-0, 11-3) hosts UTEP (13-2, 3-0) in a huge Western Athletic Conference basketball game.

It's time for prep basketball season to heat up

Now that all these winter storms have passed - at least for the time being - you can bet there are a lot of prep basketball players, coaches and fans just itching to get back in the gym for some games.

Letter to the editor

I am a team mom for the Carson Bulldog Wrestling Team. The Bulldogs are hosting a wrestling tournament on Sunday, Jan. 23 at Carson High School. It is free, open to the public and we invite everyone to attend.

Shoot, I missed the Mt. Rose Chutes opening

Doggone it, missed the celebration at Mt. Rose last Saturday when it officially opened The Chutes. Mt. Rose Highway was closed.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Nevada baseball to begin practice

RENO - If it's raining or snowing that means baseball season is ready to begin at the University of Nevada.

Sunday, January 9

WAC honors Pack's Fazekas again

For the second time this season, Nevada's Nick Fazekas has been named Western Athletic Conference men's Player of the Week.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Nevada's fast start no surprise to WAC coaches

Nevada is off to its best start in 23 years, and the fact that it sits alone on top of the Western Athletic Conference with four straight wins hasn't surprised any of the coaches around the league.

Saturday, January 8

Friday, January 7

Wolf Pack did remember last year

DALLAS - When SMU was making its second-half comeback on Nevada Saturday night, you had to wonder if any Nevada players thought back to last year when Nevada blew a 10-point lead and lost in overtime to the Mustangs.

Wolf Pack break ice in texas

DALLAS - Stylish wins were the norm much of last year for the University of Nevada. Those have given way to inartistic struggles.

Thursday, January 6

Wednesday, January 5

Picking the NFL playoffs

Things get serious this weekend as the playoffs begin in the National Football League. No longer can the remaining teams afford to lose another ball game, as now it's do or die, and in the end only one team will get to celebrate with the champions' Lombardi Trophy.

Airline workers encounter perfect storm of woes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Airline workers' woes are piling up as carriers seek to cut costs amid higher fuel prices and a new round of price competition. Machinists at US Airways, the nation's seventh-largest carrier, were facing pay cuts of up to 35 percent and the loss of thousands of union jobs after a bankruptcy judge on Thursday - for the first time in U.S. airline industry history - unilaterally terminated a union collective bargaining agreement.

Sheriff's Blotter

Deputies responded to the following calls:

Pinkney's defense key to Nevada's win

RUSTON, La. - Kevinn Pinkney made the ultimate sacrifice Thursday night, and it paid off in Nevada's first Western Athletic Conference road win of the season.

Talking pictures coming to cell phones

LAS VEGAS - The screens may be tiny and batteries overworked, but the wireless industry is bringing TV to a cell phone near you. With the mammoth International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as a backdrop, Verizon Wireless planned today to detail a robust new service for mobile phones, one that promises better-quality audio and video - albeit custom-designed for the numerous constraints of a handheld device.

Tuesday, January 4

Carson ski team ready for season

The Carson High boys ski team will have a tough act to follow this season: A state championship.

Delta cuts fares to regain customers

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc., the nation's third biggest carrier, is cutting its most expensive fares by as much as 50 percent nationwide and eliminating other restrictions in an effort to woo business travelers and other last-minute ticket buyers as it struggles to avoid bankruptcy. No fare will be higher than $499 one-way in coach class or $599 one-way in first class under its new program, Delta said in a statement and a two-page advertisement in several newspapers Wednesday.

South Tahoe wrestling comes up short vs. Carson

The South Tahoe wrestling team again delivered its best performance of the season. And again it wasn't enough in a 39-33 loss to Carson in a Sierra Division dual Wednesday night at South Tahoe High School.

Sheriff's Blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Carson girls use teamwork to defeat Hug

Nicole Scott and Andrea Hoff combined to score 32 points as the Carson High girls basketball team opened its Sierra League season with a 51-26 victory at home against Hug on Wednesday night.

Nevada set to take on Louisiana Tech

RUSTON, La. - Nevada basketball coach Mark Fox knows all about Louisiana Tech's Paul Millsap, and quite frankly he may fear him more than any other player in the Western Athletic Conference.

Tigers' Smith to play softball for Columbia

Douglas High's Valerie Smith is headed for New York City.

Patience pays off for Carson boys

Those 12 losses in December are all but forgotten now.

Monday, January 3

Douglas girls fall to Australian team

MINDEN - It was a less than warm welcome home for the Douglas girls basketball team on Tuesday night.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

A Texas three-step in basketball

RENO - What do Nevada assistant coach Josh Newman, Nevada forward Jermaine Washington and Louisiana Tech point guard Daevon Haskins have in common?

Carson senior raising scholarship funds

Believe it or not, there is a common thread that links retired San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young and Carson High School senior Kyle Bacon.

Sunday, January 2

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Carson basketball games postponed

Winter weather has delayed the start of the Sierra League season for the Carson High School boys and girls basketball teams.

WAC men's basketball elevates its game

The Western Athletic Conference is better than it was last year, according to University of Nevada first-year men's head coach Mark Fox and other coaches.

Saturday, January 1