Stories for July 2010

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Saturday, July 31

Friday, July 30

Carson veterinary practice merges Reno location

Sierra Veterinary Specialists in Carson City, 1477 N. Saliman Rd., acquired Veterinary Specialists of Nevada in Reno in mid-July.

CVMC gets grant for mammogram screening

Carson Valley Medical Center received a grant from Susan G. Komen to assist in providing access to screening mammography services for the underinsured and uninsured.

Carson Lanes to host celebration

Carson Lanes, 4600 Snyder Ave., will host a grand opening celebration on August 7 and 8.

Tax Tips: Anybody for a 164 percent tax increase?

In my ongoing series of what is on Congress's plate to "fix" before the end of this year, not many folks understand the looming tax hike on dividends set to happen in 2011.

Straw Hat Pizza owner earns award

The owner of Straw Hat Pizza restaurant in Carson City received the franchise's Outstanding Owner Award for 2010 on July 19.

Adele's restaurant welcomes new manager

Anthony Kingsland is now staffing the front of the house at Adele's Restaurant and Lounge, 1112 North Carson St.

Carol Perry column: Questions about the financial reform bill

With a pen stroke from President Obama, a new era of financial and regulatory reform is upon us. But will this reform bill bring closure for Wall Street and it's investors? That is truly the $64,000 question.

Thursday, July 29

Wednesday, July 28

Letters to the editor July 29

Feral cats beneficial for rodent control

NANCY DALLAS: Why I will vote the Republican ticket in Nov.

I am a lifelong Republican and devout believer in the basic Republican tenets. Some Republican candidates fit my definition of those tenets better than others; however, not all of those candidates came out winners in their primary contest.

Tuesday, July 27

Start the day with a sunny breakfast

All of us need to eat breakfast on the run occasionally. But when the weekend rolls around it's time to enjoy a real breakfast.

Pulled pork does more than fill a bun: Add it to other carbs

We all know pulled pork makes a killer sandwich. But I wanted to see how it held up to another carb - pasta.

Monday, July 26

Sunday, July 25

Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Hats off to Gov. Guinn's accomplished life

The Nevada Appeal's "Silver Dollar" and "Wooden Nickel" feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark.

Letters to the editor for July 25

Why no word from school district on DUI?

Saturday, July 24

EUGENE PASLOV: Rory Reid's plan shows promise for educational improvement in Nevada

We must reinvent Nevada's public schools. Its governance system is badly bent and it is seriously underfunded in its efforts to produce the kinds of student results needed for the state's economic future.

Letters to the editor July 24

Help teach English through ESL program

Friday, July 23

Investing in Gold: Storing coins: preserve a legacy

Having a legacy to pass down is an important part of why people collect coins. If coins are stored wrong, and ultimately damaged, the value that one wished to have passed along may be lost forever.

Mike Breed joins Nevada Appeal, Record-Courier as circulation director

Mike Breed has joined the Nevada Appeal and The Record-Courier as circulation director.

Investing with William Creekbaum: Grappling with your household paper chase

All it takes is some time, energy and a willingness to let go. Now that tax time has passed, what to do with that foot-high stack of last year's statements? And how about those "vital documents" you had drafted, only to throw them in your bottom desk drawer?

Business Licenses for July 25

Business licenses filed in Carson City between June 28 and July 2:

Business Briefs for July 25

Carson City company inks contract

Brothers now running local podiatry practice

After Jeffrey Bean's father, Kim Bean, retired from their podiatry practice in Carson City, brother Aaron Bean stepped into the gap at Sierra Podiatry Center, 1801 N. Carson St.

Reno's Siena casino seeks bankruptcy protection

A Reno casino avoided the possible suspension of its gambling license over delinquent casino taxes and fees by filing for bankruptcy protection.

Dell will pay $100 million to settle fraud claims

WASHINGTON - Dell will pay $100 million to resolve Securities and Exchange Commission accounting fraud allegations in an accord that will let founder Michael Dell stay on as chief executive officer after paying a $4 million fine.

GM to pay $3.5 billion for auto financing company

DETROIT - General Motors Co. will buy AmeriCredit Corp. for $3.5 billion, a deal that allows the automaker to expand loans to customers with poor credit and offer more leases, key areas where GM must grow to accelerate its car sales.

Hope for economy in strong manufacturing reports

People aren't spending money like they used to. Unemployment is still flirting with double digits. And the housing market is still shaky. So the future looks bleak for the economy, right?

Our Opinion: Nevada loses one of its greatest leaders

Republican or Democrat, high-powered executive or secretary, state official or student, Kenny Guinn was the kind of governor, the kind of man, who not only had time for you but really listened to what you had to say.

Letter to the Editor for July 23

Why did city abandon Ross Gold Park?

Commentary by Chuck Muth: Reality check for fledging Tea Party movement

As we enter the final stretch of Campaign 2010, it appears that at least some in the Tea Party movement are starting to come to grips with some political realities, such as....

Thursday, July 22

Wednesday, July 21

Commentary by Tom Purcell: This country needs more blue-collar horse sense

The article in The Washington Post filled me with hope: There's a trend toward college-

Letters to the editor for July 22

BLM excuses for roundup make no sense

Obama signs financial overhaul bill

WASHINGTON - Reveling over a new milestone in his presidency, a triumphant Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law the most sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules since the Great Depression, adding safeguards for millions of consumers and aiming to restrain Wall Street excesses that could set off a new recession.

Senate approves jobless payments

WASHINGTON - State unemployment agencies are gearing up to resume sending unemployment payments to millions of people as Congress moves to ship President Barack Obama a measure to restore lapsed benefits.

Stocks drop as Bernanke warns of uncertain economy

NEW YORK - Stocks fell sharply Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke confirmed investors' fears that the economy has weakened. Interest rates dropped in the Treasury market as investors sought safer places for their money.

Dayton nursery surviving, through thick and thin

In July of 1993, Cheryl Cummings and a business partner opened a nursery in Dayton with $400, a lawn mower and the first month's rent.

Facebook nears a half-billion members

WASHINGTON - Facebook is expected to announce this week that it has reached 500 million users, capping a meteoric rise that has connected the world into an online statehood of status updates, fan pages and picture exchanges.

Labor commission fields minimum wage questions

The Nevada Department of Labor gets plenty of complaints a year - about 2,500 annually since 2006 - said Labor Commissioner Michael Tanchek.

Letters to the editor for July 21

Story brought back warm memories of old Carson

Commentary by Janice Ayres: RSVP volunteers of all ages helping across Nevada

I have been asked many times, "Who volunteers for you, Janice?" Also, "How old are they and what do they do?"

Tuesday, July 20

New daycare opens at Carson Lanes

As two toddlers played with green and orange ice cubes in plastic bags, Kassie Shepard watched over an infant scooting around the Carson Lanes Daycare and Preschool.

Couscous salad has BLT leanings

To combat lunch bag boredom, you need to straddle that fine line between exciting and familiar, which is just what this toasted couscous BLT salad does.

C is for Canning: (so you'll enjoy it for Christmas)

The other day Charlie from Adele's mentioned the "C" word to me (no not Christmas) but canning. He said it's time to start thinking about a plan and a Sunday to get it done. I'll admit I don't want to think about canning in this heat but if you want all the goodies in the winter now is the time to start.

Monday, July 19

Sunday, July 18

Letters to the editor July 18

Angle knows a Ponzi scheme when she sees one

Sue Morrow: Memories of an exceptional education at Ford's Greenfield Village

I was fascinated by a recent cover story in Time Magazine about legendary inventor Thomas Edison. The story detailed all of Edison's successes, but what caught my attention was the section about the invention of the phonograph. According to the article, his assistants tested the device by reciting "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

Guy W. Farmer: Gaming control agencies eye the Siena

As a former gaming control staffer, I was pleased when the Nevada Gaming Commission put Reno's Siena Hotel-Casino on notice that it must maintain an adequate bankroll to cover its gambling losses. That's a primary responsibility of our gaming control agencies and it's nice to know that someone is looking out for the Siena's customers.

Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels: Silver Dollar to those supporting American Cancer Society

The Nevada Appeal's "Silver Dollar" and "Wooden Nickel" feature recognizes positive achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out others that missed the mark.

Saturday, July 17

History lined with futile attempts to maintain walls

Some poets see into our souls and make an incomprehensible world understandable. Robert Frost's "Mending Wall" is a poem like that.

Friday, July 16

Finding work in solar panels

Northern Nevada general contractors who've been hard pressed to find work this summer have found a boon in a handful of photovoltaic installation projects for the Washoe County School District.

Tax Tips: What is the Alternative Minimum Tax?

In the news recently were projections for tax law changes from Congress by the end of 2010. One of the "hopefuls" is raising the definition of income subject to the nightmare Alternative Minimum Tax so that enough folks do not end up having to compute it, pay it and then get mad. (If it isn't tweaked each year, eventually, inflation would make almost everybody subject to it by default.)

Business Briefs for July 18

Building group finishes emergency room facility

Commentary: Safety is first consideration in proposed prison closure

The latest attempt to close the Nevada State Prison in Carson City is being speciously characterized as a budget issue. Gov. Gibbons argues that corrections officers must be furloughed to meet budgetary constraints, and consequently NSP must be closed to reduce the strain on our already understaffed correctional system.

Thursday, July 15

Letters to the editor July 15

Ralston tried, failed to make Angle look bad

Jim Bagwell: Great American Davy Crockett has lesson for our own time

Are our political leaders addicted to spending? We have suffered through the past several years in a recession that has touched everyone except government. I am sure that most politicians would argue that spending will put America back to work.

Wednesday, July 14

Court Cardinal: Hero's death won't diminish memories of his great appetite for life

It is my honor to tell you about a truly remarkable man who lived in our Northern Nevada community. Sometimes in life, if you are lucky, you will find a friendship that transcends all others; for me that friendship was with Gary Sorge, my best friend for over a quarter of a century.

Tuesday, July 13

Enjoy gluten-free, French-inspired pastries

Liberty. Equality. Fraternity! Today is Bastille Day, France's counterpart to Independence Day. We have much for which to thank the French, including their support of the United State's bid for independence, Tocqueville's Democracy in America, the Statue of Liberty and, oh, yes, the food, the food, the food. I hope I mentioned the food.

Savor fresh, easy foods and beat the heat

Last month it seems we were freezing and this month we're hot. I'm already tired of the heat and when it's this hot I feel it's too hot to cook.

Native American-style dishes easy to explore

Some people return from vacation talking about the museums they visited. Others talk about the food. We know who we are. We save menus like others save playbills. We may not have pictures, but we've got a few souvenir pounds.

A perfect summer dessert from the White House

The buttermilk gives this simple Bundt cake by White House pastry chef Bill Yosses a wonderful tanginess that offsets the sweet blackberries and orange glaze.

Monday, July 12

Sunday, July 11

Saturday, July 10

Letters to the editor July 10

Research Recology before signing contract

Dr. Eugene T. Paslov: Senate work is hard - too hard for Angle

I read a recent column by Jon Ralston (June 20, Las Vegas Sun) in which he speculated that Sharron Angle could possibly beat Sen. Harry Reid for the U.S. Senate. He observed Angle was acting like a real politician and might be softening her more radical views. More accurately, her handlers were trying to make her views more palatable.

Dennis Johnson: We cast off King George; don't let us return to dictatorship

So what did you do on the Fourth of July? What did the holiday mean to you and your family? Was it a long weekend, a picnic, a day trip to the lake? Perhaps it was a chance to check out a sale at one of the local shopping centers?

Friday, July 9

Restaurateurs adapt to economy

Charlie Abowd said his restaurant, Adele's, is usually a spot people go to for special occasions: birthdays, anniversaries and the like.

William Creekbaum column: Teach college students money basics

The college years are a great time to teach kids how to be responsible for - and about - their money. For some students, this is when they begin to figure out what things cost and how much money they need to live.

Business Licenses for July 11

Business licenses filed in Carson City between June 21 to June 25.

Business Briefs for July 11

Builders plan golf tournament

Letters to the editor July 9

Time to put prejudice aside, for nation's sake

Chuck Muth: Battered Republicans ask to be beaten again

The recent election of Assemblyman Pete Goicoechea as the GOP's minority leader continues a 15-year Republican tradition in the lower house of raising the white flag before the first shot is even fired. Republicans in the Assembly apparently aren't just comfortable in their minority status; they have a political death wish.

Thursday, July 8

Meet Your Merchant: Old friendship leads to new venture

Many of the employees who work at Tony Pastini's Kim Lee's Sushi Oyster Bar and Japanese Restaurant in Carson City have been there for years.

Letters to the editor July 8

Did McChrystal sabotage himself on purpose?

Tina DuPuy: Extreme weather deaths outnumber war casualties

Safe to say, nothing is so bad that a hurricane can't make worse. Take an existing problem, toss it around in the wind and smack it with flying debris - it's certainly not going to improve. Shoddy construction is made worse. Communication concerns, made worse; a struggling economy, made worse; disastrous Bush presidency, made worse.

Another Opinion: ER crowding could get worse under health 'reform' scheme

Obamacare - the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - was enacted in March, though many of its provisions won't take effect until 2014.

Wednesday, July 7

Letters to the editor July 7

Uneducated populace falls for craven lies

Lorie Smith Schaefer: What I saw in America's heartland

Between Father's Day and the Fourth of July, my husband and I undertook a road trip, searching for the roots of our family trees in the Midwest. We trekked to Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri and finally Arizona to snuggle our granddaughter, the newest little blossom on that family tree.

Tom Purcell: Too many options are making our marriages miserable

Ah, July, the wedding season. What a great time of the year to NOT marry.

Tuesday, July 6

Eat light: fruity, lowfat salad

One of the ways I've brought down the fat in salad dressing is by incorporating fruit into the blend. Blueberries are a natural for this. Blended with vinegar, a little oil and seasonings, they add body and flavor to homemade vinaigrettes. Here, I'm using the dressing on a light lunch salad composed of baby greens, corn, more blueberries and lobster. It's an ode to the New England summer, featuring three of the region's seasonal specialties.

Relish, potatoes give salmon a flavorful crunch

It's always nice to be told to eat something fatty.

Cookbook full of heart

A good cookbook can read like a novel, but few read like the cliffhanger that is "The Secret Ingredient" by a British writer named Sally Bee (Sterling, 2010). Her story -- left for dead on an operating-room table, suffering from a heart condition so rare that only 30 people worldwide have survived it -- is a page-turner. It's also an appealing cookbook filled with foods that are, as Bee would call them, "nourishing" rather than merely "healthy." There's a lot to absorb in this book -- life lessons and food lessons.

Monday, July 5

Sunday, July 4

Saturday, July 3