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Adventures in parallel parking; Old Dayton Bar to be completed soon

Dave Frank
Appeal Staff Writer

I would lose a fight because I am slow, weak and uncoordinated.

I wanted to say that because this week, I was trying to parallel park in between a car and a motorcycle.

“What if I hit this?” I thought.

I looked at the oversized black-and-steel bike behind me.

“Oh,” I thought.

So I parked and didn’t hit the motorcycle.

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But, in the future, if I don’t park and do hit a motorcycle, no one will be impressed if the motorcyclist who owns the bike attacks me.

I drive a 1990s SUV that I bought from my friend’s dad. It has low tire pressure because I’m too lazy to spend extra time at a gas station or on the Internet to find out what I would do at a gas station to stop my SUV from having low tire pressure.

The fight, I promise, would be embarrassing for both of us.

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Matrix Leadership, LLC, is now open in Northern Nevada. It is owned by Jojo L. Myers, an associate of LMI, one of the oldest leadership and development organizations in the world.

LMI, founded in 1966, believes effective leadership is what matters most. Myers says he is proud to bring Executive Program Sessions to Northern Nevada, focusing on Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Lake Tahoe.

For more information on the open executives session starting Nov. 27, 2007, contact Myers at 230-9007 or JLM@matrixleadership.net.

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Denise Jones, a 1982 Carson High graduate, won two gold medals and a silver at the Great American Beer Festival for the product she makes at Moylan’s Brewery and Restaurant in Novato, Calif.

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Jerry Massad, owner of the Cracker Box in Carson City, is close to finishing his new restaurant in Dayton. The remodeled Old Dayton Bar will have a 24-foot, 1932 solid-mahogany bar that Massad bought on eBay as a liquidation item from the Lucky Lady Saloon in Chicago.

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Ariat International will offer a limited-edition model horse Nov. 17 to Dec. 28 at Corral West in the Carson Mall.

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Ken Dillon president of D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, announced that the company, which is now 100 percent employee owned, has contracts for $3.9 million in new jobs.

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Lori Haney has been promoted to senior vice president at City National Bank in Carson City.

• Contact Dave Frank at dfrank@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1212.