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Drivers who travel along the northern portion of Roop Street should leave a little early tomorrow because workers will control vehicle traffic from Winnie Lane to Northridge Drive.

The controls will be in effect from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. and the same area could be either under controls or closed all together on Friday, according to the city.

What ultimately happens Friday “depends on how much work gets done,” said John Benzing, the city’s construction manager.

On TV:

4 p.m. ” Detroit at Cleveland, ESPN

4:30 p.m. ” San Francisco at Atlanta, KAME

5 p.m. ” Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, WGN

6:30 p.m. ” Softball Little League World Series, ESPN2

7 p.m. ” Chicago White Sox at Oakland, KAME

On the radio:

Reno Silver Sox baseball, 630AM

Giants baseball, 1230AM

A 24-year-old Carson man was arrested at 10:17 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of Highway 50 East on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving, resisting a peace officer, failure to obey a peace officer, failure to yield and possession of marijuana.

According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff’s deputies observed the man running a stop sign in the area and after he was pulled over, they could allegedly smell alcohol.

The man took a blood alcohol test which came back at .193 ” more than twice the legal limit. The man was asked to turn around so he could be handcuffed, he allegedly replied “no” and fled on foot. He was apprehended on the next block and put into custody. Bail was set at $2,200.

The Carson City Airport Authority will meet at 6 p.m. in the Sierra Room of the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William St.

City Manager Linda Ritter will present ideas to help airport officials speed up collection of matching funds required for realigning the main runway and constructing a new taxiway.

Plans for 34 manufactured homes to be built near the airport also will be considered. The project, now called Nye Circle, had been known as Newport Village. Also on the agenda is a request by Capital Cab Company to erect an 85-foot radio dispatch tower in 5800 block of Sheep Drive. The current height limit is 45 feet.

Both plans require approval of the Planning Commission but also go to the Airport Authority for recommendations because of their proximity to the airport. The commissioners are scheduled to hear both matters during their meeting on Aug. 29. The Airport Authority opinions will be part of the criteria used by the commissioners during their meeting later this month.

Coming in tomorrow’s Party of One column:

Hello, my name is Jarid and I am not an alcoholic.-Over the past week, I have gotten several calls and e-mails advising me to seek out the support of Alcoholics Anonymous because in several columns I have made reference to drinking.

I even went so far as to post a picture of myself ” gasp ” with a beer in my hand.

Apparently this caused several people to make a Grand Canyon-sized leap in logic and conclude that the only explanation is that I’m an alcoholic.

Read Jarid Shipley’s column in Thursday’s Personal Appeal or online at the Party of One blog.

Investigation continues today into the cause of the Power Dam fire which charred 80 acres Tuesday night six miles south of Gardnerville.

Fire officials are meeting this morning with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to review the investigation.

Officials said Tuesday the fire was human-caused.

East Fork Fire Investigator Terry Taylor said the origin was traced to a fire pit on U.S. Forest Service Land near the old power dam.

“Basically, a fire pit is a hole in the ground where you light the fire and throw trash on it,” Taylor said.

Career firefighters from East Fork and the Forest Service, volunteers from Ruhenstroth, Gardnerville Ranchos, Fish Springs and Gardnerville responded to the blaze which broke out at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Fueled by 15-mph winds, the wildland blaze came close to jumping Highway 395 before it was knocked down about 7 p.m.

Officials closed Highway 395 between Riverview Drive and China Spring Road for more than three hours because of low visibility due to smoke and to allow equipment into the fire.

There were no structures lost and no known injuries, said sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Tom Mezzetta.

WASHINGTON ” Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards is moving staff out of Nevada to focus on other early voting states, a reflection of the uncertainty about the prominence of the first Western contest and Edwards’ tight resources.

Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid of Nevada responded with a warning: “Any candidate who chooses to ignore Nevada and its rich diversity does so at their own peril.”

Two Edwards campaign officials said Wednesday that the Nevada staffers were being relocated to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

The Democratic National Committee gave Nevada a new early role in the presidential nominating process, allowing it to schedule its caucus on Jan. 19, between the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary.

10 a.m. ” Clean energy summit Saturday

Politicians and business officials will meet Saturday in Reno to discuss regional and national energy independence.

Sen. Harry Reid and local companies such as wind systems developer Cirrus Technologies will be at the Nevada Clean Energy Summit. Topics will include the importance of clean energy to domestic security; higher education’s research in the clean energy; clean energy’s impact on the environment; and private businesses involvement in clean energy.

According to the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, which is hosting the summit, Nevada leads the country in solar resources and geothermal energy per capita.

For more information, go to or contact Julie Ardito at 829-3706 or

9 a.m. ” Japanese surrender highlights Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2007. There are 138 days left in the year.

On Aug. 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced to his subjects in a pre-recorded radio address that Japan had accepted terms of surrender for ending World War II.

On this date:

In 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island of Corsica.

In 1914, the Panama Canal opened to traffic.

In 1935, humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow, Alaska.

In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces landed in southern France in Operation Dragoon.

In 1947, India became independent after some 200 years of British rule.

In 1969, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.

In 1971, President Richard Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents.

Five years ago: President George W. Bush, using Mount Rushmore as a dramatic backdrop, pressed Congress to give him a flexible, fast-moving homeland security department. Some 600 family members of 9/11 victims filed a trillion-dollar federal lawsuit against Saudi officials, banks and charities, charging they had financed Osama bin Laden’s network and the attacks on New York and Washington.

One year ago: Israel began withdrawing its forces from southern Lebanon. Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu, the queen of New Zealand’s indigenous Maori population, died on North Island, New Zealand, at age 75.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Rose Marie is 84. Political activist Phyllis Schlafly is 83. Actor Mike Connors is 82. Jazz musician Oscar Peterson is 82. Actress Lori Nelson is 74. Singer-producer Bobby Byrd is 73. Civil rights activist Vernon Jordan is 72. Actor Jim Dale is 72. Actress Pat Priest is 71. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is 69. Author-journalist Linda Ellerbee is 63. Britain’s Princess Anne is 57. Actress Tess Harper is 57. Actor Larry Mathews is 52. Actor Zeljko Ivanek is 50. Rock singer-musician Matt Johnson (The The) is 46. Movie director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Babel”) is 44. Actress Debi Mazar is 43. Country singer Angela Rae (Wild Horses) is 41. Actress Debra Messing is 39. Actor Anthony Anderson is 37. Actor Ben Affleck is 35. Singer Mikey Graham (Boyzone) is 35. Actress Natasha Henstridge is 33.

Thought for Today: “Life has taught me to think, but thinking has not taught me how to live.” ” Alexander Herzen, Russian author (1812-1870).

” The Associated Press

8 a.m. ” Today’s weather

Weather for the Carson City-Minden area calls for partly cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms possible in the afternoon, mainly south and east of Reno.

Highs will be from 89 to 99 with light winds, becoming south 10-15 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight, partly cloudy in the evening then clearing. Lows from 58-68 with southwest winds 10-20 mph.

7 a.m. ” Morning road report

Construction on Carson City streets continuing throughout the week:

– 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.

– Work is under way on utility relocations along East Fifth Street between Saliman Road and Butti Way. Work will continue through December. Be alert for traffic controls and flaggers.

– Butti Road from Fifth Street to Airport Road is closed today.

– Minnesota Street will be closed between Second and West King streets for the Brewery Arts Center’s jazz festival Friday through Sunday.

– Southwest Gas and Paiute Pipeline have scheduled an expansion project to begin Monday in Carson City. The project will enable the companies to continue to meet growing needs. The work will be done in the following areas:

– East and west side of Fairview Drive from Fifth Street north to Highway 50 East.

– North and south side of Highway 50 from Fairview Drive to Arrowhead Drive.

Steps will be taken to minimize the impact of the project on the public, and interruptions in services are not planned. The project is expected to be completed by November.