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Coroner bags two big catches

Carson City's coroner had a a red hot summer this year when she netted not one, but two catches of a lifetime.

On June 5, aboard a friend's boat in Martinez, Calif., the 5-foot-4-inch-tall Ruth Beseler, using a borrowed fishing rod, reeled in a 5-foot-5-inch-long sturgeon weighing a whopping 75 pounds.

Then, on the beaches of Carmel on 8-8-08, Ruth snagged herself a hubby when she married Carson City landscaper Dave Rhines in an intimate ceremony where its likely a sturgeon looked on.

"It was beautiful," said the newly minted Mrs. Rhines. She didn't make it clear whether she meant the wedding or the fish.

Railway art show winners announced

Railway Reflections International Art Expo 2008 has announced the winners of the art show.

Best of Show went to "Steam in Truckee" by David Tutwiler of Rockport, Mass.

For Photography, first place went to "Passing Trains" by Eric Wulfsberg of Colorado Springs, Colo.; second place went to "V&T Shops" by Stephen Johns of Carson City; and Honorable Mention went to "In and Out" by Margaret Maattala of Virginia City.

For Painting, first place went to "Redwood Sidewinder" by Mark Desobeaug of Ogden, Utah; second place went to "Defending the Train," by Robert Hunt of Altoona, Pa., and Honorable Mention went to "I Remember When" by Mike James of Tombstone, Ariz.

For Watercolor, first place went to "Pride of the Burlington" by Tutwiler; second place went to "Caboose, KS" by Bonnie Shields, of Sandpoint, Idaho; and Honorable Mention went to "Steam Up At the Museum" by Alex Gentry of Dayton.

For Pencil Drawing, first place went to "Old #22" by Gentry; second place went to "The Standard Mill" by Bill Haloposs of Paso Robles, Calif.; and Honorable Mention went to "Untitled" by Diane Armstrong of Carson City.

For Mixed Media, first place went to "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow," by Loren Jahn of Reno; and second place went to "Bygone Era" by Connal O. Berry of Dayton.

For Printmaking/engraving, first place went to "Ol' 81" by James McCormick of Reno; second place went to "V&T Etching" by Robert Fontana of Reno; and Honorable Mention went to "Frisco 1527 by Mark Montague of Reno.


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