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Governor apologizes for text-messages

Associated Press

Gov. Jim Gibbons, seeking a divorce from first lady Dawn Gibbons, apologized today for using a state-owned cell phone to send more than 860 text messages over several weeks last year to a woman he describes as a longtime friend.

Gibbons also said “no” when asked whether the messages were “love notes” to the estranged wife of a Reno doctor. He has been seen in Reno several times with the woman since his martial troubles with Dawn Gibbons became public, but said Wednesday he doesn’t see her anymore.

Asked to describe the messages, Gibbons said they ranged from discussions of state matters to “what the latest issue is with her dog.” He said most of the messages were sent after his usual office hours and didn’t interfere with his job as governor.