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Assembly Democrats argued Thursday that even those projects which already received letters qualifying them for the so-called “green building” tax cuts may not be entitled.

AB621 was passed by the 2007 Legislature to reduce the financial hit on the state and local governments and schools from the original 2005 law which gave huge property and sales tax breaks to anyone willing to build energy efficient buildings.

Lyon County School District Superintendent Nat Lommori will retire when his

contract retires at the end of the school year.

The Mason Valley native is in his 15th year at the helm of the district and

has overseen a period of rapid growth in the county and the schools.

Lommori, who lives in Smith Valley, graduated from Yerington High School and

then the University of Nevada, Reno.

His first teaching job was at Douglas High School and in 1980 he was

selected Teacher of the Year for Vocational Education.

He has served as principal at Smith Valley and was in charge of personnel and transportation for Lyon County schools before becoming associate superintendent, and then superintendent.

In addition to the teaching award, Lommori was chosen Superintendent of the

Year in 2000 by the Nevada Superintendents Association and in 2006 by the

Nevada School Boards Association.

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of the following soldiers:

– Maj. Henry S. Ofeciar, 37, of Agana, Guam.

– Master Sgt. Scott R. Ball, 38, of Mount Holly Springs, Penn.

– Sgt. Jan M. Argonish, 26, of Peckville, Penn.

Ofeciar was assigned to the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Ball and Argonish were assigned to the 55th Brigade, Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Scranton, Penn.

They died Aug. 27 at Forward Operating Base Naray, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked their unit during combat operations in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

– Sgt. 1st Class Rocky H. Herrera, 43, of Salt Lake City.

– Sgt. Cory L. Clark, 25, of Plant City, Fla.

– Sgt. Bryce D. Howard, 24, of Vancouver, Wash.

Herrera and Clark were assigned to the 585th Engineer Pipeline Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade. Howard was assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 864th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade. The unit is based in Fort Lewis, Wash.

They died Aug. 28 in Jaji, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device.

– Capt. Erick M. Foster, 29, of Wexford, Penn., died Aug. 29 in Balad, Iraq, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit during combat operations in Muqdadiyah, Iraq. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

“Slot Machines: The Fey Collection on display” 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Admission $5 adults, $3 seniors and 17-younger, members free. Call 687-4810, ext. 239.

“Comstock Typeslingers and Sagebrush Journalists” exhibit 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at the Historic Fourth Ward School, 537 S. C St. The long tradition of newspaper publishing on the Comstock is marked by the early typeslingers who later became noted journalists. Call 847-0975.

“Simple Systems” exhibit 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Western Nevada College Main Gallery, 2201 W. College Parkway. “Simple Systems,” a collection of conceptual photographs by Nolan Preece, are on exhibit. A reception for the artist will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Call 445-3000.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours in Anthropology 10 a.m., Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Second tour at 1:30 p.m. Regular admission fees apply; reservations recommended. Call 687-4810, ext. 237.

“I said, ‘It’s not the right bra, it’s not the right bra.’ The sad part was there was a mirror there, so I had to see my face turn to stone, snakes coming out of my hair. It was bad.” ” Kate Walsh, on having a Bridezilla moment during a wardrobe fitting for her upcoming wedding.

“I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time.” ” Owen Wilson, hospitalized after an apparent suicide attempt, in a statement released through his spokeswoman.

“Most people are confused by this, but as a recovering addict myself it gives me hope that this is his bottom and he can turn it around. He really is a good guy.” ” Tom Arnold, on troubled friend Owen Wilson.

“Perhaps it is time to stop buying records. It’s a possibility, to send that message.” ” Amy Winehouse’s father-in-law, Giles Fielder-Civil, calling for a boycott over the singer’s drug problems.

“I’m never interested really in route one, everything very obvious, the good guy and he’s clearly good. I’m always into sort of a bit of conflict.” ” Clive Owen, on choosing acting roles.

“I was always a pretty bad celebrity. … I’ve been married to the same woman for almost 24 years and I have twin boys. I’m just an old family guy.” ” Musician Bruce Hornsby.

“You can’t help but get a very detached perspective when you’re not there and you’re not witnessing things firsthand.” ” CBS’ Katie Couric, before setting out on an ambitious reporting trip to Iraq and Syria.

“Guys don’t like to be told they look nice, pretty or cute or that they clean up well. … So when your guy finally tries on something that you like, tell him that he looks like James Bond or Tony Montana.” ” Ashton Kutcher.

“I have not seen or spoken to my daughter since early June and I have no prospect of speaking to her anytime soon due to Whitney’s actions.” ” Bobby Brown, claiming in a lawsuit that Whitney Houston has kept him from seeing 14-year-old Bobbi Kristina. Houston filed for divorce from Brown in September 2006.