Past Pages Aug. 28
For the Nevada Appeal
BY TRENT DOLAN
130 years ago
The usually quiet village of Empire is getting to be quite disreputable in the matter of street brawls and bar fights. On Wednesday a man named Laws was severely beaten by another while playing cards all night. The under man in the fight may lose his life.
100 years ago
The members of the Nevada Press Association meet in Reno today where they will talk over the present conditions of the Nevada editors and outlook. As a campaign is forming and the boys are going to demand some legislation for the printers and newspapers it is time they get busy.
70 years ago
Gene Robens, former Nevada highway department employee, is now a captain in the United States Army and assistant to the adjutant general at the Presidio.
50 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Berger welcomed their third son on Aug. 9. The new arrival weighed 7 1/2 pounds and was named Daniel Harold.
20 years ago
An energy overhaul at the Carson City High School will result in savings of $60,000 per year.
10 years ago
Cyber-addicts can now have coffee and Internet connection as Starbucks throws the switch on 1,200 shops nationwide.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.