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“I feel like I just stole a pile of money from the mob. And they are all sitting right over there.” ” “Boston Legal” star James Spader, looking in the direction of “The Sopranos” cast after winning an Emmy Award for lead actor in a drama series.


“My own mother told me I didn’t have a shot in hell of winning tonight so I don’t really have anything prepared. But she’s a really big supporter. She does love me.” ” “Grey’s Anatomy” star Katherine Heigl, accepting an Emmy Award for supporting actress in a drama series.


“We’re not done. They say, ‘Any plans for a fifth?’ And I say, ‘And a sixth, and a seventh, and an eighth, and a ninth.’ That’s my answer.” ” Brad Pitt, on plans for more children with Angelina Jolie.


“I’m very lucky that tears didn’t come out. But unfortunately when a woman cries, it’s never seen as a sign of strength and never seen in a positive light.” ” Elisabeth Hasselbeck, on her heated on-air spat with Rosie O’Donnell on “The View” earlier this year.


“I get insecure about things just like everybody else. I wake up in the morning and think, ‘What the hell am I going to do with my face today or my hair? What am I going to wear?”‘ ” Jessica Alba.


“I will read them to see what I have to talk about in the next interview.” ” James Blunt, on blogs and tabloids.


“I was sort of like willing myself to do it, daring myself to do it. So far, I haven’t completely collapsed or been fired ” I was prepared for that even though my big fat face is on the poster.” ” Claire Danes, on preparing for a Broadway run of “Pygmalion.”


“I had never been to a Costco before, and it was incredible.” ” Michael Douglas, on filming “King of California” at a Costco store.


“It feels overwhelming. Everyone is coming up to me and telling me how proud they are of me.” ” Kanye West, on the success of his new album, “Graduation,” which widely outsold 50 Cent’s “Curtis” in first week sales.


“I haven’t spoken to her in years. There’s no ill will. I have nothing but love for her.” ” Justin Timberlake, on Britney Spears.


“It took her a long time to come around. But I got her good and drunk, if I remember correctly, which never hurts.” ” Ed Burns, on wooing wife Christy Turlington.

Western Nevada College invites parents, students and families to its first Latino Community Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Sarah Winnemucca Hall. Attendees will enjoy a complimentary lunch, free child care, raffle prizes, and a presentation in Spanish about the many programs at the college.

“We are offering an opportunity for everyone to learn about the process to register for classes at the college and how parents can help their children succeed in college,” said Luis Pierrott, WNC Tech Prep coordinator. “People can discover the many programs at Western that can provide job skills for a better future.”

Participants will tour the Carson City campus and find out about programs such as automotive technology, computers, construction, and welding, free English as a second language classes, and more.

WNC is at 2201 W. College Parkway in northwest Carson City.

Call Luis Pierrott at 445-4459 or Lupe Ramirez at 445-3344.

On Sept. 20, 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew set out from Spain on five ships on a voyage to find a western passage to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. (Magellan was killed en route, but one of his ships eventually circled the world.)

On this date:

In 1857, Delhi, India, fell to British forces

In 1870, Italian troops took control of the Papal States, leading to the unification of Italy.

In 1881, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding the assassinated James A. Garfield.

In 1947, former New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia died.

In 1957, Finnish composer Jean Sibelius died.

In 1957, “M Squad,” starring Lee Marvin, premiered on NBC-TV.

In 1962, black student James Meredith was blocked from enrolling at the University of Mississippi by Gov. Ross R. Barnett. (Meredith was later admitted.)

In 1967, the Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 was christened by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in Clydebank, Scotland.

In 1973, in their so-called “battle of the sexes,” tennis star Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, at the Houston Astrodome.

In 1984, a suicide car bomber attacked the U.S. Embassy annex in north Beirut, killing a dozen people.

President Bill Clinton’s attorneys insisted no laws were broken as it was disclosed that Attorney General Janet Reno had taken a first step toward seeking a special prosecutor to investigate the president’s 1996 fund-raising activities.

President Bush appealed to a reluctant Russian President Vladimir Putin to back a new U.N. resolution that would threaten Iraq with war if it did not disarm; Russian officials indicated there might be room for compromise. William Rosenberg, founder of the Dunkin’ Donuts chain, died in Mashpee, Mass., at age 86.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez repeatedly referred to President Bush as “the devil” during a speech to the United Nations. The African Union announced it would extend the mandate of a peacekeeping force in Darfur. Nationalist Shinzo Abe became head of Japan’s ruling party by a landslide. Oscar-winning cinematographer Sven Nykvist died in Stockholm, Sweden, at age 83.

Singer Gogi Grant is 83. Actress-comedian Anne Meara is 78. Actress Sophia Loren is 73. Rock musician Chuck Panozzo is 60. Hockey player Guy LaFleur is 56. Jazz musician Peter White is 53. Actress Betsy Brantley is 52. Actor Gary Cole is 51. Actress Kristen Johnston is 40. Rock singers Matthew Nelson and Gunnar Nelson are 40. Rock musician Ben Shepherd is 39. Rock musician Rick Woolstenhulme (Lifehouse) is 28. Rapper Yung Joc is 25.

“Men hate those to whom they have to lie.” ” Victor Hugo, French author (1802-1885).

The Sierra Green Building Association with have a “green” building tour Oct. 6 featuring five homes along Lake Tahoe’s north and west shores.

The tour will highlight homes using denim installation, straw bale, earthen plaster and other “green” resources.

Tour starts at 8:30 a.m. in Tahoe City costs $20 for members and $35 for non-members.

Call 1-877-744-2248 or visit for more information.

Today’s weather will have partly sunny skies with isolated showers and a high near 66. Northeast winds 10-15 mph becoming southeast; chance of precipitation is 20 percent.

The Carson City Senior Citizens Center hosts an afternoon of bingo, 1-4 p.m. at the center, 911 Beverly Drive. Refreshments available, call 883-0703.

For other area activities, visit

– East Fifth Street from Saliman Road to Fairview Drive is closed today. Alternate routes include Fairview Drive and Highway 50 East.

– Gas pipeline work continues on Fairview Drive from Butti Way to Highway 50 East. Lane restrictions are in effect with controls for movement of heavy equipment.

– Due to the construction of the new Sheriff’s Administration Building, Harbin Avenue is closed to traffic between Musser and Second streets. This closure will remain in effect for the duration of the construction which is estimated to be completed in September.