Stories for May 2011


Tuesday, May 31

Heat wins NBA Finals opener

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade's night began with a hug for his mom. It ended with an embrace from LeBron James.

COMMUNITY SPORTS: Arnold makes NCAA finals in pole vault

Idaho State junior Mike Arnold, a Carson High graduate, has advanced to the next round of the pole vault in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship with his third-place finish in the first round at Eugene, Oregon last weekend.

Bartoli hops her way into French Open semifinals

PARIS (AP) - Hopping around between points to psych herself up. Swinging away at nothing but air while awaiting an opponent's serve. Screaming with abandon at almost any time during a match.

New hole at Memorial; overlooked rookie in Dallas

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Jack Nicklaus is always looking for ways to improve Muirfield Village, and this year brings the biggest alterations in the last five years.

Woods' race to catch Jack depends on wounded knee

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Jack Nicklaus doesn't want Tiger Woods to break his record of 18 major championships.

Cardinals rally to beat Giants 4-3

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Skip Schumaker's infield RBI hit capped a three-run eighth inning, taking tough-luck Chris Carpenter off the hook in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

Gwynn says he's doing 'good'

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn said Tuesday that he's doing well seven months after revealing he has cancer in a salivary gland.

Tressel's fall a warning to other coaches

In a profession that provides little in the way of job security, Jim Tressel was about as comfortable as a college football coach could get.

Pryor's cars now focal point of NCAA probe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A day after coach Jim Tressel's forced resignation for lying about Ohio State players receiving improper benefits, the focus has shifted to the investigation of star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his succession of used cars.

Add extra flavor to lean meats by using a rub

The trouble with lean meats such as boneless, skinless chicken breasts and pork tenderloin is that they lack the flavor of their higher-fat cousins.

Salads of the South: Going beyond greens to create main dishes

A small landslide of new Southern cookbooks has been reminding me daily of the good cooking - no, the GREAT cooking - that has grown out of that part of the country

Monday, May 30

Summer job search: Tips for teens

It's hunting season - not for wild game but teenagers looking for their first summer jobs. The smartest route is to apply direct to the employer. Here's how: • Apply alone. It can be scary. Mom may want to come along. But I have heard employers ask a teenager with a sidekick parent, "Who wants the job here?" Ask mom to help you by conducting mock interviews.

Take a Break: Skipping summer vacation can be hazardous to your health - and your career

What if vacation shouldn't be seen as a luxury, but as a necessity? According to the 2011 Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College, 77 percent of Americans are stressed about at least one thing related to their job. The study surveyed more than 1,000 adults and found top stressors included low pay, commuting, unreasonable workload and fear of being fired. Others on the list were annoying coworkers, boss, poor work-life balance and lack of opportunity for advancement.

Sunday, May 29

Saturday, May 28

Garcia, Palmer share lead at Nelson

IRVING, Texas (AP) - While Ryan Palmer is doing everything his caddie tells him, Sergio Garcia is playing just fine without a practice round at the Byron Nelson Championship.

Animal group buys former Vick dogfighting compound

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - An animal rights group bought NFL star Michael Vick's former dogfighting compound on Friday and plans to turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs.

NFL, Cowboys want Super Bowl seating suit tossed

DALLAS (AP) - The NFL and the Dallas Cowboys have asked a federal court judge to dismiss the class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Super Bowl ticket holders who wound up with no seats for the game.

Nowitzki, Mavs don't care about facing Heat again

DALLAS (AP) - Back in the NBA finals, back to trying to beat the Miami Heat.

Busy weekend for racing

It's Memorial Day weekend, a day when we honor our fallen warriors, military men and women who gave their lives for our freedom and our way of life.

FRENCH OPEN: Wozniacki upset in the third round

PARIS - If Caroline Wozniacki truly was torn up inside about her latest loss at a Grand Slam tournament, she certainly hid it well.

NHL: Bruins win, face Canucks in Stanley Cup finals

BOSTON (AP) - Vezina Trophy finalist Tim Thomas stopped every shot and gave the Boston Bruins a chance for the biggest prize of all - the Stanley Cup.

MLB: Posey doesn't expect to play again this year

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Giants catcher Buster Posey says it's "highly likely" he will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left leg and ankle in a collision at home plate.

MLB: A's, Giants post wins

MILWAUKEE (AP) - It's all still kind of a blur to Brandon Crawford.

FOOTBALL: Carson ends spring practice with scrimmage

Carson High School wrapped up its spring season Thursday afternoon with the annual 7-on-7 passing scrimmage.

BASEBALL: Carson rallies in 6th to beat Douglas

The summer version of the baseball rivalry between Douglas and Carson started Friday night, and it's nowhere near as heated as a regular-season game.

Friday, May 27

Regional businesses see boost from Silicon Valley recovery

Reno's 3G Studios hired seven people in the last couple of months, but looks to step up the pace to 10 new hires a month. Noble Studios in Carson City continues to see an upsurge of contracts from major technology companies. Scott Armstrong, chief executive officer of Dibbs Inc. in Reno, fields more calls than he expected from investors who want a piece of the company's next round of financing.

Business licenses for May 29

The following business licenses were filed in Carson City between May 2-May 13: Absolute janitorial, out of town, Dayton, Christine Lyons, owner, 775-450-8419. Alfonso's Handyman Services, 2920 Concord Dr., handyman, Alfonso Ruiz, owner, 775-291-5932.

Business Briefs for May 29

State board revokes Carson City construction company's license The Nevada State Contractors Board has revoked the licenses of three Northern Nevada contractors. A fourth contractor was fined by the state agency

What today's workers can expect from Social Security tomorrow

Did you know that the age at which many workers will qualify for full Social Security benefits has risen from 65 to 67? If that's news to you, you're not alone: The majority of workers are still in the dark about Social Security eligibility requirements and many expect to qualify for benefits payments sooner than they actually will. Combined with lingering questions about the long-term financial health of the overall Social Security program, these facts reinforce the importance of understanding exactly what you might expect from Social Security during your retirement.

Gas tanks are draining family budgets

NEW YORK (AP) - There's less money this summer for hotel rooms, surfboards and bathing suits. It's all going into the gas tank. High prices at the pump are putting a squeeze on the family budget as the traditional summer driving season begins. For every $10 the typical household earns before taxes, almost a full dollar now goes toward gas, a 40 percent bigger bite than normal.

Thursday, May 26

James, Wade lead charge as Heat eliminate Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh joined to win a championship. Well, now they have their shot.

Fans pepper NFL commissioner about lockout, season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the lockout to some unhappy Tennessee Titans fans and said that the league does not have a "drop dead date" to end the impasse.

Ravens' kicker retires

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover announced his retirement Thursday, ending a career that spanned two decades in the National Football League.

NFL: Court must honor labor law in lockout ruling

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL hasn't wavered in this message to its locked-out players: Get out of the courts and come back to the bargaining table.

Sanchez shuts down Giants 1-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria stood at the center of the visiting clubhouse, holding a Marlins cap in his hand and flashing a smile behind his sunglasses.

A's squeeze by Angels, 4-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics, starved for runs most of the month, finally got some, with every player notching a hit against the Los Angeles Angels.

Colorado fan dies after falling 20 feet at Rockies' game

DENVER (AP) - A 27-year-old man who fell about 20 feet and struck his head on concrete during the seventh inning of a Colorado Rockies game has been declared dead, authorities said Thursday.

FRENCH OPEN: Clijsters stunned in Paris; Sharapova comes back

PARIS (AP) - There were plenty of excuses available for Kim Clijsters after a stunning collapse in the second round of the French Open against a woman ranked 114th.

From destitute to business owner

When Haylie Hume came to Carson City from Ely three years ago, she had one baby with her and another on the way. Her plan was to attend the Carson City Beauty Academy, but she was barely making ends meet.

FRIDAY FODDER: Big weekend for Fallon teams

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .

Nugget's ISO designation translates to greater efficiency, quality

A certification process recently completed by the Carson Nugget leaves it poised to deliver better customer service and quality, according to company heads. "The Carson Nugget is the only casino in the state of Nevada and the entire country to hold the prestigious ISO 9001 management designation ... not common in the hospitality industry," said Kerri Garcia, spokeswoman for the Nugget. She said she learned this from International Organization for Standardization auditors.

Bruins, Lightning to play Game 7 for chance at Cup

BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - The Boston Bruins thought they excised the specter of last season's postseason collapse when they finished off the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinals this year.

NHL: Sharks look to take next step

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - From separated shoulders for Joe Thornton and Ryane Clowe, to broken pinkies, sprained ankles, wrenched knees and broken noses, the injury report for the San Jose Sharks is extensive after their quest for the Stanley Cup ended in the Western Conference final for the second straight year.

GOLF: Donald's 64 leads way in European PGA

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Luke Donald shot a 7-under 64 on Thursday to take the lead in the suspended first round of the BMW PGA Championship, leaving him eight stroke ahead of No. 1 Lee Westwood in their battle for the top spot in the world ranking.

GOLF: Surprising Murota leads at wet Senior PGA

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - About the last person anyone expected to see atop the leaderboard at the Senior PGA Championship was Japan's Kiyoshi Murota.

GOLF: Overton shoots 64 to take first-round lead at Byron Nelson tourney

IRVING, Texas (AP) - When the par putt dropped for Jeff Overton on the second hole early in the Byron Nelson Championship, things suddenly seemed to be going in the right direction for him again.

Lane, Purcell win first-team honors; Oliver Cole named 3A MVPs

When it came time for Carson High's softball team to score runs, it was veteran Moriah Lane and newcomer Jen Purcell who often stepped up with clutch hits.

Posey hurt in Giants loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ex-North Valleys star Scott Cousins scored the winning run in a brutal collision with catcher Buster Posey at home in the 12th inning, and the Florida Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Wednesday night after blowing a four-run lead in the ninth.

Homers from Hunter, Callaspo lead Angels past A's

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Torii Hunter and Alberto Callaspo hit back-to-back homers, Ervin Santana allowed one run in six solid innings, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-1 Wednesday night for their fourth win in six games.

Wednesday, May 25

Nowitzki, Marion send Mavericks back to NBA finals

DALLAS (AP) - After all the incredible shots Dirk Nowitzki has hit this postseason, it was his vintage stuff - a straightaway 3-pointer and a pair of free throws - that put the Dallas Mavericks back in the NBA finals.

AP Source: NCAA rejects USC's appeal of sanctions

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The NCAA has rejected Southern California's appeal to reduce the sanctions imposed last year on its storied football program, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

Perry eyes another taste of 2008 magic at Valhalla

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Having been a part of a horrible loss and a glorious victory at Valhalla Golf Club, Kenny Perry figures he's just about due for another emotional extreme.

Tampa wins, forces game 7

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell each scored twice, resilient goalie Dwayne Roloson weathered a hat trick by Boston's David Krejci, and the Tampa Bay Lightning stayed alive in the Eastern Conference finals with a 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 on Wednesday night.

REPORT: Lakers will hire ex-Cleveland coach

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Lakers have reached an agreement in principle with former Cleveland coach Mike Brown to succeed Phil Jackson, the team said Wednesday.

FRENCH OPEN: Djokovic ties Federer's record

PARIS - Even if Novak Djokovic is tennis' man of the moment, there's a long, long way to go before he'd approach most of Roger Federer's many accomplishments.

NFL coaches side with players in dispute

MINNEAPOLIS - NFL coaches are teaming up with the players in their legal fight to end the owner-imposed lockout.

Carson starts summer season Friday

The 18th annual Reno Knights Memorial Day Tournament gets under way with full slate of games.

PREPS: Quilling, Blueberg win 4A baseball honors

Six Carson High baseball players were named to the all-Northern 4A baseball squad.

Realignment changes on the horizon

RENO - The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association is gearing up for yet another realignment.

Meet Your Merchant: Gym reflects owner's CrossFit focus

Unlike most gyms, Mark Lobsinger's Carson City CrossFit center has no mirrors. "You just show up and do the workouts and you get fit, there's no other choice," said Lobsinger, 32, who opened CrossFit Rad last year. "We don't do mirrors. I'll tell you if you're looking good or not." Lobsinger's gym is part of the growing fitness trend known as CrossFit, an exercise regime that combines strength training, running and gymnastics in short and intense workouts.

Canucks eliminate San Jose in second OT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Kevin Bieksa scored 10:18 into the second overtime and the Vancouver Canucks advanced to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 17 years with a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

DeJesus, Moscoso end A's 6-game skid vs Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - David DeJesus hit two homers and drove in four runs, Guillermo Moscoso pitched six scoreless innings to win his first major league start, and the Oakland Athletics snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

Nolasco, Marlins stop streaking Giants in 5-1 win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ricky Nolasco pitched scoreless ball into the ninth inning and the Florida Marlins quieted the streaking San Francisco Giants with a 5-1 victory Tuesday night.

Tuesday, May 24

James, Bosh, Wade carry Heat over Bulls, 101-93

MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade was ailing, so LeBron James and Chris Bosh more than picked up the slack.

Nadal comes back to beat Isner at French Open

PARIS (AP) - It's newsworthy enough when anyone manages to win a set against Rafael Nadal at any stage of the French Open - let alone two sets in the first round.

Campagni helping raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs

Dick Campagni, owner of Carson City Toyota and Scion and Capital Ford, is challenging other Carson City businesses and residents to donate to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada. Campagni said he will match, up to $10,000, any donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Western Nevada from first-time donors or someone giving more than they did previously. The match is good through July 1.

New technology allows hot swap for hottest slots

Changing the theme of a slot machine used to be a cumbersome experience, said Court Cardinal, the general manager of Carson City's Casino Fandango. "When you used to change the theme you had to physically change the glass," Cardinal said.

Falafel satisfies vegetarians and the rest of us

With the weather we've been having this spring, I thought it was time we help Mother Nature "spring" into action, so I'm going to share with you one of my most requested recipes, which just so happens to be vegetarian also. For you vegans, excluding the yogurt tahini sauce covers your dairy concerns.

Try a marinade to spice up or break down your next dinner party dish

If you've got a craving for beef but you're on a bean budget, practice tough love.

Fuentes, Geren meet after postgame comments

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Veteran reliever Brian Fuentes did not back down from the comments he made about manager Bob Geren's lack of communication with him about his late-inning role with the Oakland Athletics following Monday night's loss to the Angels.

On verge of NBA finals, Mavs coach pushes basics

DALLAS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd were told Tuesday to stay home and relax. The day after leading the Mavericks to one of their greatest comeback victories, and the day before they could earn another chance at their first NBA title, they deserved some time to lounge around and let it all soak in.

Players file unfair labor charge against NBA

NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA players' association filed an unfair labor charge against the league Tuesday with the National Labor Relations Board, a move it hopes could block a lockout it feels owners want.

West to be more than 'figurehead' with Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The hiring of Jerry West as an adviser and a member of the Golden State Warriors' executive board has been described as adding another voice to the room for a franchise looking to reverse a run of ineptitude.

Pro Bowl DE Richard Seymour leads Raiders' workout

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) - Richard Seymour led 33 of his Oakland teammates through workouts Tuesday in suburban Atlanta - nearly 2,500 miles from the Raiders' headquarters in Alameda, Calif.

Manning has neck surgery again

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Colts star quarterback Peyton Manning had neck surgery Monday in Chicago to repair a disk problem.

SPORTS BRIEFLY: Aces win tournament

The Carson Aces, a 13-year-old Babe Ruth, topped Walker River 11-8 in the championship game on May 22.

Toms takes a break after two grueling weeks

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - David Toms went from a playoff loss at The Players Championships to a 62-62 start at the Colonial and then a Sunday rally to win for the first time in six years.

Golf has a new magic number

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Golf has a new magic number.

Woods, on crutches, expects to play in US Open

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Tiger Woods says h I' e'll be ready to go for the U.S. Open.

Sen. Kyl won't return campaign cash to Fiesta Bowl

PHOENIX (AP) - Politicians who received letters from the Fiesta Bowl requesting that they return tainted campaign contributions are responding, and none appear too happy to be tarred with the same brush as the bowl's ousted CEO.

Giants' Affeldt visits Bryan Stow at hospital

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Giants fan who was brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium has received a surprise visit at the hospital from San Francisco reliever Jeremy Affeldt.

Monday, May 23

Sunday, May 22

Shackleford wins Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) - Shackleford was sweating profusely, bucking and kicking until six crewmen finally shoved him into the No. 5 gate at the Preakness.

Bruins, Lightning even in NHL series

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Mike Smith has joined Simon Gagne in hurting the Boston Bruins during the postseason.

TahNeva Track Results

TahNeva Track Results at Carson High School

Tagliani has Indy pole

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Alex Tagliani broke up the monopoly in the top-heavy IndyCar series and became the first Canadian to earn the pole for the Indianapolis 500.

Arias, Maestretti win state titles

LAS VEGAS - Dayton High's Kathie Arias completed her three-peat by winning her third straight discus title at the NIAA 3A State Track & Field Championships Saturday at Del Sol High School.

MOODY: Giants need third baseman, back-up catcher

Being a huge San Francisco Giants fan, I'm ecstatic with how they are currently playing despite key injuries to Pablo Sandoval and Mark DeRosa.

Local swimmers come up short in title bids

The Douglas and Carson High swim teams concluded their seasons Saturday afternoon at the NIAA 4A State Championships at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Gary Carter diagnosed with brain tumors

NEW YORK (AP) - Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter said doctors discovered four "very small" brain tumors after he had an MRI on Friday in Florida.

Edwards wins $1 million in all-star race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) - The race was billed as a throwback to the Wild West, and track officials practically promised scores would be settled in the $1 million Sprint All-Star Race.

Lincecum's 3-hitter leads Giants past A's 3-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched a three-hitter, and the San Francisco Giants beat the cross-bay rival Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory.

Yanks' Dickerson cleared to play after concussion

NEW YORK (AP) - Yankees backup outfielder Chris Dickerson has been cleared to play, three days after he was hit in the head by a fastball that left him with a concussion.

Players call NFL a 'cartel' in court filing

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL players who sued the league for alleged antitrust violations liken the league to a "cartel" in their latest court filing, again urging an appeals court to lift the lockout.

Stanford knocks off Creamer

GLADSTONE, N.J. (AP) - Angela Stanford birdied four of the final five holes to beat Paula Creamer 2-up Saturday and set up an all-America semifinal with Cristie Kerr in the Sybase Match Play Championship.

Toms blows 7-shot lead at Colonial, Wi leads

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Charlie Wi began the third round at Colonial just hoping to cut into playing partner David Toms' big lead. Wi certainly never expected to be leading at the end of the day.

Mavericks avoid collapse, beat Thunder 93-87

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during an off night for both of the game's superstars, and the Dallas Mavericks built a huge lead early before hanging on for a 93-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Saturday, May 21

State track meet: Dayton's Arias halfway to throwing three-peat

LAS VEGAS - Carson freshman Alex Drozdoff finished seventh in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 11 minutes, 54.90 seconds at the 4A state track meet in Las Vegas on Friday.

Friday, May 20

Unemployment rate down to 12.5 percent

Nevada's unemployment rate fell again in April - the fourth consecutive month of declines. The seasonally adjusted rate dropped from 13.2 percent to 12.5 percent. The raw, unadjusted rate fell to 11.9 percent. Those numbers compare with a rate of 14.9 percent in April 2010. Both Reno/Sparks and the Carson City reporting area saw their rates decline to 11.7 percent.

B-Thrifty plans June 1 opening

B-Thrifty, a new thrift shop at 4750 Highway 50 E., is planning a June 1 opening. Owner Beverly Rolfe said she plans on donating proceeds from the business to the Carson City Animal Shelter. Rolfe said any donations made prior to her June 1 opening will result in a 15 percent discount at the store.

Trends favor hangar project

Steve Lewis thinks big events - a new freeway, an ongoing shift in demographics and changes at the major airport in Reno - will get the Jet Ranch hangar project at Carson City Airport back on track. But in the short term, Lewis says, the corporate project has an even stronger selling point - aviation fuel prices that are more than 15 percent lower than those in Reno. And he's hoping that's enough to get the attention of even the wealthiest owner of a private jet.

Business commentary by Carol Perry: The three-legged stool is becoming extinct

Even though the past few weeks were chock full of geopolitical events, in the long run, do they actually make a difference on your retirement portfolio? Geopolitical events cause "pops and drops" in the market, but unless they actually impact earnings over time, they are not relevant to long term planning. So many things can have an impact on your savings that I thought it might be a good time to share a basic retirement planning concept, the three-legged stool. This is an analogy for the three primary sources of retirement income the average American relies on after they get that proverbial gold watch.

Business Briefs for May 22

Carson Realtor awarded for sales achievement Mary Jo Brummer, with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates in Carson City, has been presented with the Certificate of Excellence for achieving the No. 3 individual sales position for the month of February in Nevada.

Business Licenses for May 22

The following business licenses were filed in Carson City between April 25 and April 29: Ank Yard Maintenance, 500 Jeanell Dr., landscape maintenance, Brad Langis, owner, 530-314-1680. Big Horn Ventures LLC., 2533 N. Carson St., resident agents, Scott Burnett, owner, 775-888-3153.

Investing in Gold: Pan Pacific Exposition of 1915 honors California's roots

In 1915, San Francisco celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal. One of the numismatic legacies left behind from the exposition was derived from a California legacy. At the exposition, the mint was commissioned to strike up to 3,000 $50 gold coins. Half were to be a traditional round design and the other half were to be of the octagonal shape. Mintage figures had 1,509 octagonal and 1,509 round coins produced, but sales were only 645 for the octagonal coins and 483 for the round version. The octagonal design sold better since it had a unique shape. The rest were later destroyed.

Tourism officials look at state brand development

Nevada tourism officials for decades have developed advertising catch phrases and created campaigns and compared the effectiveness of advertising media. But for the first time ever this year, the Nevada Commission on Tourism is digging deep into newly commissioned research to develop an overarching brand identity for marketing the Silver State to visitors.

Thursday, May 19

Ross' HR beats Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cody Ross hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth inning, and the San Francisco Giants rebounded from the Dodgers' three-run rally in the eighth for an 8-5 victory over Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

PREPS: Arias shoots for 3-peat at state track

Kathie Arias will have just a few things on her mind when she competes at the NIAA 3A State Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

NBA: LeBron comes up big for Heat

CHICAGO (AP) - LeBron James came up big down the stretch and scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 24 and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 85-75 Wednesday night to tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece.

Canucks win, take 2-0 lead over Sharks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Daniel Sedin scored his second power-play goal of the game, and Chris Higgins and Mason Raymond added man-advantage goals in the third period for the Vancouver Canucks, who routed the San Jose Sharks 7-3 on Wednesday night and took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Twins edge A's in 10

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Trevor Plouffe hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning for his season-high third RBI, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, May 18

Sheriff's Blotter May 19

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

High used-car prices make it ideal time to sell

DETROIT - It's the best time in years to sell your car. People are holding on to cars and trucks for about a year longer than they did before the recession, which has created a tight supply of used vehicles. So few are on the market that prices have risen to their highest in at least 16 years.

NFL: Raiders take a different approach with employees during lockout

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - With no minicamps, offseason workouts or other football activities during the NFL lockout, every member of the Oakland Raiders organization is now part of the ticket staff.

GOLF: Whan sees LPGA Tour expanding in 2012

GLADSTONE, N.J. (AP) - After 17 months on the job, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan is well past the clueless stage.

GOLF: Woods will fall out of world's top 10

For his golf, Tiger Woods is about to fall out of the top 10 in the world for the first time in 14 years. For his star power, he still ranks ahead of any other athlete.

A's hammer Angels 14-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Gio Gonzalez pitched seven innings of one-hit ball, and the Oakland Athletics emerged from a rain-soaked start to hammer the Los Angeles Angels 14-0 Tuesday night.

Tuesday, May 17

Cavs win draft lottery, will draft No. 1

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers won the draft lottery Tuesday night and earned the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, one year after losing LeBron James.

NBA top negotiator says throttle down on CBA talks

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - The NBA's lead negotiator in contract talks with the players has a sense the sides understand each other and a full-court press is under way to reach a new collective bargaining agreement.

Seguin's 2 goals, 2 assists lift Bruins to 6-5 win

BOSTON (AP) - Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists and the Boston Bruins fed off the energy of the recently promoted rookie to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 and tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game each on Tuesday night.

Burroughs lifts Aces to 11-5 win

RENO - Sean Burroughs had five hits-including a triple and three doubles-to lead the first-place Reno Aces past Iowa, 11-5, Tuesday at Aces Ballpark.

Thornton-Kesler fight nearly started West finals

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - San Jose captain Joe Thornton tried to get the Western Conference finals off to a raucous start when he asked gritty Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler to drop the gloves right off the opening faceoff.

COMMUNITY SPORTS BRIEFLY: Carson racer challenging for lead this weekend

The California Sports Car Club is presenting the third annual Open Wheel Festival at Buttonwillow Raceway Saturday and Sunday.

Seguin's 2 goals, 2 assists lift Bruins to 6-5 win

BOSTON (AP) - Tyler Seguin had two goals and two assists and the Boston Bruins fed off the energy of the recently promoted rookie to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 and tie the Eastern Conference finals at one game each on Tuesday night.

Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, 74, dies of cancer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Harmon Killebrew, the affable, big-swinging Hall of Famer whose tape-measure home runs made him the cornerstone of the Minnesota Twins and perhaps the most popular player in the team's 51-year history, died Tuesday after battling esophageal cancer. He was 74.

NFL commissioner takes message straight to fans

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Commissioner Roger Goodell is going straight to the fans to deliver the NFL's message on the league's labor impasse.

Court decision threatens start of NFL season

NEW YORK (AP) - Delay of game might turn into delay of season for the NFL.

Another round of NFL talks ends without agreement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The NFL and its locked-out players wrapped up another round of court-ordered mediation Tuesday without any signs of a new agreement and the clock ticking on the 2011 season.

Gonzalez rallies Rockies past Giants again

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez's two-run single off Javier Lopez capped a four-run eighth-inning rally and the Colorado Rockies surged back into first place in the NL West with a 5-3 win Tuesday over the San Francisco Giants.

Athletics lefty Dallas Braden done for season

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Dallas Braden will not pitch again this season.

PREPS: Gingell ties for 10th in state golf

RENO - Carson High's Garrett Gingell shot a 5-over-par 77 in blustery conditions Tuesday at the NIAA 4A State Golf Championship at Hidden Valley Country Club.

France to host Ryder Cup in 2018, beats out Spain

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - France will host its first Ryder Cup after being awarded the 2018 tournament, beating out sentimental favorite Spain as the popular choice following the death of Seve Ballesteros.

GOLF: Is it time to give up on Tiger Woods?

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Four days after Tiger Woods declared himself unfit to play more than nine holes at The Players Championship, he said he expected to be at the U.S. Open next month.

GOLF: US Open exemptions at stake this week

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tournaments on three continents this week could go a long way toward deciding who gets in the U.S. Open. The top 50 in the world ranking published Monday are exempt from qualifying.

Monday, May 16

Rockies rough up Lincecum in 7-4 win over Giants

DENVER - Carlos Gonzalez capped a five-run sixth-inning outburst with a three-run homer off an unusually wild Tim Lincecum and the Colorado Rockies rallied for a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.

Time Out with Forrest Burrows

SCHOOL: Dayton High YEAR: Sophomore SPORT: Baseball

Regional track meet needs reformatting

It's time for my yearly rant at the high school track coaches in Northern Nevada. These guys need to wake up and smell the coffee.

Golf: Carson's Gingell in 24th place

RENO - Despite some putting issues on the front side, Carson High's Garrett Gingell shot a first-round 79 at the NIAA 4A State Golf Championships Monday at Hidden Valley Country Club.

Wolf Pack locks in postseason with 10-0 victory over Sac State

The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team is headed to the postseason.

Sunday, May 15

GOLF: No big movement at Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Players spent more time in the clubhouse than on the golf course Saturday at The Players Championship, a rain-shortened day that left enough time for some high entertainment.

Athletics' DeJesus gets 1,000th hit

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David DeJesus put in a tough workout in the weight room after a good day at the plate. He's not going to rest now that he has 1,000 career hits to his record.

Vogelsong blanks Cubs in rain-shortened win

CHICAGO (AP) - It wasn't exactly how Ryan Vogelsong envisioned his first career shutout. Nine innings or six, he'll take it.

PREPS: Douglas girls fall just short in bid for regional title

The Douglas girls' swim team came up just six points shy of a regional team title Saturday afternoon at the Carson Aquatic Facility.

COLLEGE: WNC unable to move on

Members of the Western Nevada baseball team were scattered in and around the third-base dugout, most sitting in stunned silence. Some cried and some were able to hold back tears.

Sports Briefly

Truckee sweeps DHS to reach state

PREPS: Carson sends 10 to state track

On a field where Gabe Pongasi and Trey Jensen have spent so much time competing together, it was only fitting that their final effort ended with a celebration on Saturday.

PREPS: Arias wins twice at regional meet

FERNLEY - Dayton High will send 17 athletes - 13 girls and four boys - to next weekend's NIAA 3A State Track & Field Championships at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.

Lightning take control of Eastern Conference hockey final

BOSTON - The swift-skating Tampa Bay Lightning wasted little time taking control of the Eastern Conference finals.

Rain washes out Cup qualifying

DOVER, Del. - Jimmie Johnson stopped at a media scrum and snapped a photo of Bobby Allison.

Edwards wins Nationwide race at Dover

DOVER, Del. - Carl Edwards was sure he tapped Joey Logano.

Saturday, May 14

MLB: Crisp caught at plate, White Sox hold off A's 4-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Coco Crisp was caught trying to score the tying run on a straight steal of home in the eighth inning, and the Chicago White Sox held off the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Friday night.

COLLEGE: Embarrassing scandals over at Kansas, Kansas St

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Within days of one another, two unrelated and very expensive scandals have finally wound down at Kansas State and Kansas.

NHL: Canucks ready for fired-up Sharks squad

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Vancouver Canucks know exactly what San Jose just went through, and they expect to face an even better Sharks squad as a result.

PREPS: Dayton loses series opener to Truckee

DAYTON - Dayton High's baseball team has its back to the wall - again.

Friday, May 13

GOLF: Wilson misses Players cut after costly penalty

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - With his ball nestled near a tree on the par-4 fifth at TPC Sawgrass, Mark Wilson decided to turn around and hit a left-handed chip shot.

GOLF: David Toms shoots 68, takes early lead at Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - David Toms has gone five years without winning, and 10 years since his lone major at the PGA Championship. Now he has to fend off a host of players who have won big events a lot more recently.

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has surgery on leg

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Colin Kaepernick recently had a surgical procedure on his lower left leg that the San Francisco 49ers believe will have no impact on the second-round pick's rookie season.

COLLEGE: WNC softball eliminated after 2-1 loss

SALT LAKE CITY - Despite another strong showing on the mound by Cassie Vondrak, Western Nevada dropped a 2-1 decision to Snow College Friday at the Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament.

COLLEGE: Potkay's power surge puts WNC in finals

The drought is over for WNC first baseman Sean Potkay.

Showcase features Nevada goods

Local and regional merchants will set up shop inside the Carson Mall on Wednesday to show off their goods - from sourdough yeast starter kits to hand-made pottery. And all of them have one thing in common: Their products are made in Nevada.

NBA: Paul wants to relax, avoid talk of his future

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chris Paul is trying to decompress by spending time with family, visiting children his foundation works with and generally avoiding thoughts of his future with the New Orleans Hornets.

NBA: Grizzlies push Thunder back to OKC for Game 7

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph is doing everything he can to keep the Memphis Grizzlies' memorable playoff run going as long as possible.

Internet distribution centers bring big business

Urban Outfitters, which will construct a large Internet fulfillment center in Stead, is only the latest in a recent string of major retailers that have given Northern Nevada the nod for new fulfillment facilities. Those decisions were spurred in part by the ability of a Reno location to provide quick delivery service for Western states customers, says Paul Kinne, business development manager for the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.

MLB: Cubs keep Bumgarner winless

CHICAGO (AP) - Madison Bumgarner is still looking for his first win.

MLB: End near for Yankee trio

NEW YORK (AP) - One by one, they've started to disappear.

Business briefs

Auto dealer hosting blood drive Michael Hohl Honda is partnering with United Blood Services for a blood drive today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The auto dealer, 2800 S. Carson St., is hosting the drive on behalf of employee Chad Cryer who survived an aortic dissection last year. He required 44 pints of blood while he was in the hospital.

Finances look worse for Medicare, Social Security

WASHINGTON - The bad economy is worsening the already-shaky finances of Medicare and Social Security, draining the trust funds supporting them faster than expected and intensifying the need for Congress to shore up the massive benefit programs, the government said Friday.

WNC squeezes past CSN 4-3

It's been a rough season for WNC sophomore catcher Sean Dwyer.

WNC softball loses tourney opener

SALT LAKE CITY - Despite a solid performance in the circle by former Carson pitcher Cassie Vondrak, Western Nevada College's softball team lost to in-state rival College of Southern Nevada, 4-1, in the opening round of the Scenic West Conference Tournament Thursday afternoon.

Coach turnover, draft declarations change Big 12

The Big 12 will have a new look in men's basketball next season and not just because Nebraska and Colorado are leaving.

ESPN to televise Carrier Classic on Veterans Day

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Morale Entertainment Foundation says ESPN will televise the Carrier Classic game between Michigan State and North Carolina on the deck of an aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay on Veterans Day.

Oklahoma regents approve $16.6M deal for Kruger

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's Board of Regents voted Thursday to approve a seven-year, $16.6 million contract for new men's basketball coach Lon Kruger.

Alabama lineman Aaron Douglas dies in Florida

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama offensive lineman Aaron Douglas, a junior college transfer and onetime Tennessee starter, was found dead on the second floor balcony of a home in Fernandina Beach, Fla., after attending a party, according to police.

NFL players ask for $707M in damages in TV dispute

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Seeking more clout in their fight with the NFL, locked-out players asked a federal judge Thursday to make $4 billion in disputed broadcast revenue off limits to the league and to award them at least $707 million in damages, too.

49ers looking for versatility from draft picks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke looked for one clear trait to shine above all others when evaluating players ahead of the NFL draft: Versatility.

Ex-Dallas RB Springs dies after long coma

DALLAS (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs, who spent the past four years in a coma after losing oxygen during a 2007 operation, has died without ever regaining consciousness. He was 54.

Pros hit the weight room during the lockout

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - A pair of three-pound, fluorescent green dumbbells ordinarily wouldn't be intimidating for a professional athlete or any guy in the gym, even a sports writer.

Sharks clinch series with 3-2 win over Red Wings

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - For all the blame Patrick Marleau has shouldered for past postseason failures by San Jose, it was only fitting that his winning goal helped the Sharks avoid their biggest collapse yet.

Diamondbacks rally too late, get swept by Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Arizona manager Kirk Gibson is trying to keep a positive spin on things, even as the Diamondbacks are falling further out of contention in the NL West.

Chicago off to 1st conference final since '98

ATLANTA (AP) - Turns out, the Chicago Bulls are more than just a one-man team.

Crane takes advantage of lucky bounces at 17

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Ben Crane plucked his ball out of the cup at the famed 17th, smiling the whole time, and then heaved it into the gallery.

Nick Watney opens with a 64 as Woods exits early

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Phil Mickelson hit a shot onto the green and it rolled into the water. Ben Crane hit a shot over an island and it wound up on dry land. Tiger Woods played the shortest tournament of his career.

Thursday, May 12

Grizzlies eliminate Senators from playoffs

RENO - The Carson Senators bid farewell to the 2011 season and seniors Adam Whitt and Colby Blueberg after being eliminated from the Northern 4A baseball playoffs 11-4 by the Galena Grizzlies Thursday afternoon at Galena.

Torres, Huff lead Giants to win

SAN FRANCISCO - Andres Torres spent the better part of the last few weeks watching his teammates celebrating on television.

NBA: Thunder grab big win, lead series

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored 19 points, reserve Daequan Cook added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder followed their triple-overtime triumph with a 99-72 blowout of the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night to take their first series lead in the Western Conference semifinals.

Manning workout draws 6 Giants and 1 NFL hopeful

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) - With NFL teams unable to sign undrafted players because of the lockout, West Chester receiver Dan DePalma has been looking for almost anyone to throw him passes.

GOLF: Island hole becoming infamous

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The Players Championship has all the ingredients of the fifth biggest tournament in golf.

Fiesta keeps spot in BCS, find $1 million

WASHINGTON (AP) - At the cost of a $1 million fine, the Fiesta Bowl will keep its place in the Bowl Championship Series.

Lancers pound Douglas

RENO - The Douglas baseball team entered Wednesday hoping to keep its season alive against McQueen.

Sharks downplay lack of momentum going into Game 7

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Whether it's been after a heart-stopping win or a crushing loss, San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan has always been consistent in his belief that new momentum is created at the start of every game.

Galarraga loses command in Diamondbacks' loss

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Armando Galarraga knows baseball can be tough sometimes. But walking the opposing pitcher? That was almost too much to bear.

COLLEGE: WNC is set for first SWAC tourney game

The Western Nevada College baseball team will be in a comfort zone at the Scenic West Athletic Conference tournament.

PREPS: Carson eliminates Damonte 6-2

RENO - Aside from his 1-hitter last summer, Carson High senior Adam Whitt said Wednesday's 4-hit effort against Damonte Ranch truly stands out as one of his best efforts.

PREPS: Do or die for local track & field performers

It's do or die time for Carson High's track & field performers hopeful of qualifying for this year's 4A state meet.

PREPS: Carson softball, Dayton baseball ready for playoffs

Carson High's softball team opens postseason play today at noon when it meets Reed at Bishop Manogue High School.

Wednesday, May 11

Casino execs to make pitch for online poker

WASHINGTON - With millions of people already playing online poker for money, the casino industry is urging Congress to step in and regulate the wagering.

Miller listened to Maryland offer before extension

Arizona coach Sean Miller fueled plenty of speculation over the weekend by listening to an offer to replace Gary Williams at Maryland.

Notre Dame's Brey says he's staying

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame coach Mike Brey is staying with the Irish, and his reasoning is pretty simple.

Oklahoma regents set to vote on Kruger's contract

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The University of Oklahoma's Board of Regents is expected to vote this week on the contract terms of new Sooners basketball coach Lon Kruger.

PREPS: Galena edges Douglas 5-4

RENO - It began with a surprise, contained plenty of drama and ended with controversy, but the Douglas baseball team's first-round matchup with Galena in the first round of the Northern 4A Regional Tournament Tuesday afternoon was everything that one would expect from a playoff game.

NBA: Rose leads Bulls past Hawks 95-83

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bulls were looking for someone, anyone, to provide a spark, and it figured that Derrick Rose would.

NFL: Mawae still optimistic there will be football

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Mawae believes there will be football in 2011. He just doesn't know when.

Twin Cities suburb pitches new Vikings stadium

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (AP) - The owners of the Minnesota Vikings said Tuesday the team's future is in the suburbs, announcing a deal with Ramsey County to collaborate on a $1.1 billion retractable-roof football stadium about 10 miles north of their current home at the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.

NHL: Red Wings even series against San Jose

DETROIT (AP) - Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula scored less than two minutes apart in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings rallied again for a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night, forcing a decisive seventh game after trailing 3-0 in the pulsating second-round series.

GOLF: A rusty Woods is feeling better as Players awaits

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods heard a series of shutters from a spectator's camera and stopped his swing at the last minute, knees flexed, club shaft parallel to the ground, holding his pose until he could regain his balance.

Pedrena, world, prepare to bid Ballesteros goodbye

PEDRENA, Spain (AP) - Seve Ballesteros' funeral will be held in his hometown on Wednesday, bringing Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie and other golf luminaries to the small Spanish fishing village to honor the five-time major winner.

Feds ask for help with case against Armstrong

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Undeterred by the slap on the wrist a jury gave Barry Bonds, U.S. investigators are forging ahead in a separate drug-related case against another superstar athlete - Lance Armstrong.

Ross' RBI single lifts Giants past Arizona 1-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Lincecum pitched scoreless ball. Cody Ross provided the late dramatics. The Giants celebrated a victory in thrilling fashion.

Anderson's problems with Texas on the road

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Brett Anderson had all kinds of trouble in Texas again.

COMMUNITY SPORTS: Carson City's Snoddy ninth in pool tourney

Carson City's Mike Snoddy finished ninth in his tier at the American Poolplayer Association's 9-Ball Shootout at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

PREPS: Carson smashed by Cougars in playoff opener

SPARKS - Carson High's first baseball playoff game since 2009 was an utter disaster.

PREPS: Gingell reaches state tournament

DAYTON - The news was good and bad for the Carson High golf team on Tuesday.

COLLEGE: SWAC tourney starts today

The Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball tournament begins today at John L. harvey Field at Western Nevada College.

Tuesday, May 10

New airport manager enjoying being grounded

For years, Tim Rowe's office was the cockpit of a corporate jet - today it's an office at Carson City Airport. Rowe, 59, was appointed the Carson City Airport Manager on March 23 after the former manager, Casey Pullman, resigned to take a job in Southern California.

Alvey leaving EDAWN

Chuck Alvey, the CEO and president of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, said Tuesday he is planning on stepping down from the position later this year. Alvey said he wants to pursue other professional interests, but will stay in the position until a new CEO is hired.

Nevada gas prices up 7-cents to $3.94

Gas prices in Nevada are up 7 cents in the last month, according to the latest fuel price report from AAA Nevada. The average price in Nevada for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.94. Last year at this time, the average price in Nevada was $3 a gallon.

Two Senate bills to be discussed at luncheon

A luncheon has been organized by the Northern Nevada Development Authority to discuss two important bills that State Treasurer Kate Marshall has sponsored to help Gov. Brian Sandoval and the 2011 Legislature make economic development and job creation the state's number one goal. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 25 at Gold Dust West, 2171 Highway 50 East.

Table games boost March gaming win

Nevada casinos won 5.1 percent more in March than they did the same month a year earlier. The difference was largely attributable to increases in what gamblers lost on table games. Baccarat was up 55 percent to a total of $82.3 million statewide. But twenty-one, craps and roulette also grew by double digit percentages in March.

Gluten-free dessert is fruity-sweet treat

A diagnosis of celiac disease can turn your life upside down, at least for a while. Following a gluten-free diet is far from easy, so I offer this recipe, which I think goes a long way to making life right side up again.

Strawberry bounty ready for harvest, and luscious treats

This is going to be a short column for me. I'm still working as a Sergeant at Arms for the Assembly and I just don't have the time it takes to sit down and write, bake and find a recipe I want to share. This week I did find the time to make the Strawberry Jam you see in the photo.

Monday, May 9

Kirkwood founder Bud Klein dies at 83

KIRKWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Bud Klein, founder of Kirkwood Mountain Resort in the Sierra Nevada, has died after a battle with cancer. Resort spokesman Michael Dalzell said Monday that Klein died May 5 at his home in Stockton, Calif. He was 83. Klein founded the privately-held resort south of Lake Tahoe in the 1970s.

Time Out with Lauren Knorzer

SCHOOL: Carson High YEAR: Senior

Kaepernick for QB in 2012

It is time we all stop trying to explain Colin Kaepernick.

Eat at McD's today and donate to Carson schools

Local McDonald's restaurants in Carson City are holding a 100 percent sales day for participating local schools today. Customers can come in, purchase selected items and name the school they wish to benefit - 100 percent of the sale of that product will then be donated back to the stated school.

Two Senate bills to be discussed at NNDA luncheon

A luncheon has been organized by the Northern Nevada Development Authority to discuss two important bills that State Treasurer Kate Marshall has sponsored to help Gov. Brian Sandoval and the 2011 Legislature make economic development and job creation the state's number one goal.

Mavericks bounce Lakers from playoffs

DALLAS (AP) - So long, Phil. So long, chances for another Lakers three-peat.

Sunday, May 8

SWIM: Carson girls finish third

Carson High's girls swim team finished third at Saturday's High Desert Championships at the Carson Aquatic Center.

TRACK: Thurman moves on in triple jump

A late season switch to a new event appears to be paying off for Carson High's Elena Thurman.

COLLEGE: WNC sweeps SLCC again, improves to 37-3 in conference

Western Nevada capped off its best Scenic West Athletic Conference in school history by sweeping Salt Lake Community College, 4-1 and 5-3, Saturday at John L. Harvey Field.

PREPS: Carson gets swept at home

Carson High's softball team showed up to its home field tied for first place with Damonte Ranch, but left in third place.

Saturday, May 7

Giants beat Rockies in ninth again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mike Fontenot hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to drive in Aaron Rowand and lift San Francisco to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, the Giants' second walkoff win in two nights.

NASCAR: Smith takes 1st Sprint Cup victory

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Regan Smith moved in front on a caution nine laps from the end and survived a green-white-checker finish to win the Southern 500 for his first Sprint Cup victory Saturday night.

NHL: Ward's 2 goals in 3rd help Predators stay alive

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Joel Ward scored two goals less than five minutes apart early in the third period and the Nashville Predators stayed alive against the Vancouver Canucks with a 4-3 win on Saturday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

CBKB: Terrence Jones returning to Kentucky

Freshman star Terrence Jones is sticking around his old Kentucky home.

CFB: Ohio State's Tressel to attend Tampa NCAA seminar

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - As part of his punishment for not revealing his knowledge of his players' NCAA violations, Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will attend a five-day compliance seminar in June in Tampa, Fla.

DERBY NOTES: Napravnik makes Kentucky Derby history

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rosie Napravnik ended up making history in the Kentucky Derby.

KY DERBY: 20-1 underdog Animal Kingdom shocks the field

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby by a broken nose.

NBA: Boston knocks off Heat at home

BOSTON (AP) - Rajon Rondo had six points and 11 assists despite playing the fourth quarter with a dislocated left elbow, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 97-81 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Aviles' sac fly beats A's 4-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Mike Aviles' sacrifice fly scored Jarrod Dyson from third base Saturday night, lifting Kansas City past Oakland 4-3, the Royals' sixth walkoff win this season.

BASEBALL: Verlander throws no-hitter

TORONTO (AP) - With one out to go, Justin Verlander cracked a smile on the mound.

GOLF: Fans across globe remember Seve

MADRID (AP) - Tributes poured in from across the globe Saturday after five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros died of brain cancer, with players moved to tears by the passing of the dashing Spaniard who transformed European golf and the Ryder Cup.

GOLF: Birdie binge helps Byrd into lead at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jonathan Byrd lived up to his surname Saturday in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Roger Diez: Gardnerville's Mann shares stories

I had an interesting assignment last Wednesday. A friend from bygone racing days, Linda Finch of Shelby's Books in Minden, invited me to interview legendary motorcycle racer Dick Mann

Marks is right on for Wolf Pack in 10-0 win over Hawaii

Troy Marks felt the pressure Friday night at Peccole Park.

Kentucky's Knight keeping name in NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky freshman Brandon Knight announced Friday that he will keep his name in June's NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of eligibility.

Teary-eyed Williams bids farewell to coaching job

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams stepped into retirement with a fist pump and tears in his eyes.

CBKB: Vermont's Lonergan takes George Washington job

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Lonergan is the new men's basketball coach at George Washington.

NFL: Favre says coaching, TV work might be in future

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Brett Favre says he might become a coach or work as a television analyst in the future, though he has no plans to enter either field anytime soon.

NFL: Governor meets with Vikings owners on stadium push

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he met privately with Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf to discuss state funding of a new football stadium, and that he hoped a site would be picked soon as the list of possibilities narrowed to two.

GOLF: Perez soars into lead at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Pat Perez found himself in the middle of all the action for the second week in a row. At least this time, everyone wanted to talk to him about his golf.

Golf great Seve Ballesteros dies at 54

MADRID (AP) - Golf great Seve Ballesteros has died. He was 54.

COLLEGE: WNC gets some revenge against Bruins

Western Nevada entered Friday's doubleheader against Salt Lake Community College eager to prove that losing three straight to the Bruins earlier this seasons was an aberration.

ON BOXING: Pacquiao-Mosley fight should be exciting

Manny Pacquiao, 32, with a record of 52-3-2 with 38 KOs, takes on veteran Shane Mosley, 39, 46-6 with 39 KOs tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

PREPS: Carson hosts regional track trials

The first step toward the NIAA 4A State Track & Field Championships is today when Carson High hosts the regional trials.

Hosmer goes hitless, Royals lose to A's 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Eric Hosmer did not see pitchers like this in the minors.

Say Hey! Willie Mays celebrates 80th birthday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Say Hey Kid is as popular as ever.

Giants grab 4-3 win in the ninth over Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Freddy Sanchez singled home the winning run off Felipe Paulino in the ninth inning, giving the Giants a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on a Friday night when San Francisco celebrated Willie Mays' 80th birthday.

PREP ROUNDUP: Carson loses, will play at Spanish Springs in first round

RENO - Bishop Manogue scored seven runs in the first three innings, and then had to withstand a seventh-inning rally by Carson to grab a 9-6 win in the Northern 4A season finale for both teams Friday afternoon.

NBA: Lakers on verge of elimination

DALLAS - Just when they were about to make things interesting, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers blew it.

NHL: Red Wings stay alive with 4-3 win

DETROIT - Darren Helm scored with 1:27 left in the third period, lifting Detroit to an elimination-avoiding win over San Jose in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

Friday, May 6

Coco Dolce holds grand opening

For those with chocolate and wine cravings, look no further. Coco Dolce opened its doors on Tuesday at 1910 College Parkway, Suite 130. The bistro, decked out in chic, modern decor, focuses its efforts on the luxurious combination.

Business Briefs for May 8

Geothermal firm posts loss Ormat Technologies, a geothermal company headquartered in Reno, lost $9 million on revenues of $82.8 million in the first quarter. This compares with earnings of $1.8 million and revenues of $67 million a year ago. The problem: Operational difficulties at a plant in California's Imperial Valley.

Carson Tahoe improves net worth in 2010

Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center improved its net worth by $25.6 million during the year, driven by about $13 million in net operating income and the $6 million in donated funds to the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center, which the hospital acquired last year. Downtown Reno's two big hospitals - Renown Regional Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center - lost a combined total of more than $68 million last year.

Tax Tips (and other stuff): Leave my healthcare choices to me please!

It seems like these last 12 months have been a whirlwind of well-intentioned folks thinking they know better than us about how to make healthcare-related decisions. We all know about ObamaCare. Polls show that very few of us wanted it, yet it passed. What's up with that? Don't our lawmakers listen to us? Maybe they will listen to our votes.

Construction begins on Carson Medical Group building

After more than a year of planning, Carson Medical Group last week began construction on a medical facility that will house its obstetrics and pediatrics units. The expansion into nearly 20,000 square feet on Medical Parkway helps Carson Medical Group in several ways, says Administrator Michael Lollich. Carson Medical Group's pediatricians have been working out of cramped quarters at its' Mountain Street location and needed a larger facility to better accommodate patients and doctors. The move also frees space at the Mountain Street headquarters, which has housed the group for 35 years.

AL: Price, Damon leads Rays to win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Price allowed one unearned run while pitching into the ninth inning, Johnny Damon got his 2,600th career hit and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Thursday.

Indians rally past A's 4-3 in 12 innings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Music blared throughout the Cleveland Indians clubhouse. From one track to the next, a few players belted out lyrics. Some could even be heard in the hallway outside.

NL: Prado sparks Braves to win

ATLANTA (AP) - Martin Prado hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and Atlanta beat Milwaukee 2-1 on Thursday night to complete a four-game series sweep.

NBA: Marc the more popular Gasol brother in playoffs

Marc Gasol already has won more with the Memphis Grizzlies than his big brother, Pau, ever did - at least when it comes to games that matter the most.

NBA: Artest suspended for Game 3 of Lakers-Mavs series

DALLAS (AP) - Lakers forward Ron Artest has been suspended from Game 3 of a second-round series against the Mavericks on Friday night for hitting Dallas guard J.J. Barea in the face with a forearm.

NFL: Players back on the field on their own

Football is back. NFL players are on the field.

Sports Briefly

51s complete sweep against Aces

PREPS: Douglas girls win, now need help to make playoffs

The Douglas High softball was in desperate need of a win over McQueen Thursday to keep any hopes of extending its season alive.

PREPS: Reno slips past Douglas 5-4

MINDEN - The Douglas and Reno High baseball teams have become accustomed to close battles over the years and Thursday afternoon was no different.

NHL: Canucks take 3-1 series lead

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ryan Kesler broke a tie with a power-play goal at 7:28 of the third period, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.

Pelfrey pitches Mets past Giants

NEW YORK (AP) - Expected to be an ace, Mike Pelfrey pitched that way against the San Francisco Giants.

COLLEGE: WNC closes out season against second-place Salt Lake

Western Nevada College, the SWAC regular-season champion, closes out its outstanding regular season with a four-game series against second-place Salt Lake Community College starting today.

PREPS: Carson wins, moves into a 3-way tie for third

Carson High's 8-7 win over Bishop Manogue Thursday afternoon at Ron McNutt Field certainly wasn't pretty and won't earn the Senators any style points, but that didn't matter to coach Cody Farnworth.

PREPS: Dayton sweeps Fernley, wins league crown

DAYTON - The Dayton Dust Devils won the Lahontan League title by sweeping a doubleheader from Fernley Thursday, 18-8 and 12-1.

FODDER: Why did 49ers wait so long?

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GOLF: Haas leads after 1 at Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Of all the times Bill Haas has played Quail Hollow, he never had a round quite like this.

Thursday, May 5

Sheriff's Blotter

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

NBA: Clippers' Griffin unanimously voted top NBA rookie

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Blake Griffin played his entire rookie season like a man making up for lost time.

CBKB: Michigan's Morris staying in NBA draft

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan guard Darius Morris is staying in the NBA draft.

CFB: Washington names Price starting QB entering fall

SEATTLE (AP) - Washington coach Steve Sarkisian has announced that sophomore Keith Price will be the Huskies starting quarterback following the conclusion of spring practice.

Delany: Nebraska the Green Bay Packers of Big Ten

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Dialed In is early Ky. Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Nobody wanted to be No. 1.

AP Source: Dodgers lack cash for May 31 payroll

NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball believes the Los Angeles Dodgers do not have enough money to make their end of May payroll, a person familiar with the team's finances told The Associated Press.

NFL: Brees reaches out to Bush

Brees says Bush can still contribute to Saints Eds: Changes headline.

NFL: Appeals court sets June 3 hearing on lockout fight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A federal appeals court agreed Tuesday to fast track the NFL's appeal of a judge's order that briefly lifted the lockout.

Lincecum and Giants beat Mets 2-0

NEW YORK (AP) - With a boisterous bunch of orange-and-black clad fans in the crowd and weather conditions similar to home, Tim Lincecum knew the formula was right for a special night.

DeJesus' 2 HR's power A's past Indians 3-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David DeJesus picked a heck of a time for the first two-homer game of his life.

GOLF: McIlroy moving on from Masters disappointment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The first time Rory McIlroy recalls watching the Masters on TV was in 1996. And like any other 6-year-old already smitten with the game, he no doubt dreamed of being on that stage himself one day.

GOLF: Bubba Watson gives Tiger Woods some advice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Bubba Watson's favorite memory from two years ago at Quail Hollow wasn't how close he came to winning.

NBA: Mavericks go up 2-0 on Lakers

LOS ANGELES - Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, Shawn Marion added 14 and the Dallas Mavericks stunned the erratic Los Angeles Lakers 93-81 in Game 2 on Wednesday night, taking a 2-0 second-round lead over the two-time defending champions with consecutive road wins.

PREPS: Quilling beats Grizzlies with glove, bat

RENO - Chance Quilling will remember the sixth inning of Wednesday's game at Galena for a long time.

NHL: Lightning eliminate Caps

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Sean Bergenheim scored two goals and Dwayne Roloson stopped 33 shots as the surging Tampa Bay Lightning completed a series sweep of the top-seeded Washington Capitals with a 5-3 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, May 4

Appeals court sets June 3 hearing on NFL lockout fight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A federal appeals court agreed Tuesday to fast track the NFL's appeal of a judge's order that briefly lifted the lockout.

ROUNDUP: Carson girls tune up for Damonte by topping Fallon

FALLON - In what amounted to a glorified scrimmage, the Carson softball team hooked up with a familiar foe on Wednesday.

PREPS: Puckett shuts down Senators on 4 hits

Jace Puckett did something no other pitcher has done to Carson High this season - pitch a shutout.

COMMUNITY SPORTS: Twins off to a fast start in CCLL Majors

The Twins have won three of four games in the early stages of the Carson City Little League Major Division season.

NL: Huff ends skid, homers to beat Mets

NEW YORK (AP) - Aubrey Huff ended an 0-for-20 slump with a leadoff homer in the 10th inning and San Francisco snapped out of its offensive slumber, beating New York 7-6 on Tuesday night.

AL: Liriano no-hits White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) - Francisco Liriano pitched the major leagues' first no-hitter of the season, throwing his first career complete game in Minnesota's 1-0 victory over Chicago on Tuesday night.

Huff homers in 10th, Giants beat Mets 7-6

NEW YORK (AP) - San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy took it upon himself to get his slumping hitters ready for R.A. Dickey.

Fuentes unravels in ninth, A's lose to Indians

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brian Fuentes insists he wasn't running out of gas when Athletics manager Bob Geren summoned him from the bullpen for a third straight day.

NBA: Heat knocks off Boston

MIAMI - LeBron James scored 24 of his 35 points in the second half and the Miami Heat used a late 14-0 run to pull away and beat the Boston Celtics 102-91 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night.

PREPS: Douglas teams suffer huge losses

On a day where a win over a team that had gone winless until the past weekend would have clinched a playoff spot, the Douglas baseball team was left searching for answers.

Tuesday, May 3

Timeout with Chrsita McGahuey

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Sunday, May 1

NFL draft nears finish as labor dispute rolls on

NEW YORK (AP) - One fourth-round draft pick won't be ready to run until August. Another wasn't ready to talk to his new team because he was in the middle of his graduation ceremony.

NFL: Raiders once again look for speed in NFL draft

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Raiders are once again feeling the need for speed.

NFL: Harbaugh: Alex Smith 'is a 49er,' likely returns

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - It sure seems Alex Smith is all but the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback again.

NFL: Niners draft insurance for Gore

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Frank Gore is considered San Francisco's star running back for the long haul, even if his contract expires after next season.

NFL: Team by team draft picks

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Anderson gives up three HRs, A's fall to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brett Anderson hadn't had a day like this since high school. The Oakland left-hander's curve ball was flat and his fastball didn't move much.

Giants' Sandoval out 4-6 weeks with broken wrist

WASHINGTON (AP) - San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval broke a bone in his right wrist and is expected to miss four to six weeks, adding to the concerns for the struggling World Series champions.

NASCAR: Busch deprives Hamlin of weekend sweep

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Kyle Busch denied teammate Denny Hamlin a weekend sweep at his home track Saturday night by stretching his final tank of gas 107 laps to win at Richmond International Raceway.

GOLF: Thompson surges to share of LPGA Tour lead

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alexis Thompson has a shot at becoming the youngest winner in LPGA Tour history.

GOLF: Watson, Simpson share Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Bubba Watson was asked if his experience was an edge over co-leader Webb Simpson entering the final round of the Zurich Classic.

COLLEGE: Wildcats clinch SWAC crown

Western Nevada College claimed its third regular-season Scenic West Athletic Conference title by sweeping College of Southern Idaho, 12-2 and 3-2, Saturday afternoon at John L. Harvey Field.

MOODY: Frosh sports at Carson will hinge on Washoe decision

Administrators from all the Northern Nevada 4A schools will meet at Carson High on Monday, and the future of freshman team sports most likely will be one of the topics discussed.

PREPS: Carson teams sixth at Douglas track event

MINDEN - Carson High's boys and girls track teams finished sixth at Friday night's Big George Invitational at Douglas High School.

PREPS: Carson girls sweep Tigers

Carson High used some gutty pitching by Christina Gallegos, clutch hitting by Christa McGahuey and Lisa Yamamoto, and some leaky defense by visiting Douglas en route to a doubleheader sweep Saturday afternoon in Sierra League softball action.

PREPS: Douglas upsets Carson 8-3

MINDEN - The Douglas baseball team has been looking for clutch hits in close games all season.