Stories for June 2010


Wednesday, June 30

Tuesday, June 29

Monday, June 28

Sunday, June 27

Saturday, June 26

High fashion from Afghanistan to Minden

MINDEN - Jazz Karmand was 15 when she first wore high heels through the streets of Islamabad, Pakistan.

Frauds rising in Nevada

Take care and beware, Northern Nevadans.

Silver Dollars & wooden nickels: More silver dollars to come for Babbitt, Johnson

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.

Guy Farmer Commentary: Can Angle make herself palatable to non-Tea Partiers?

Now that Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle has won an impressive come-from-behind battle for the Republican nomination to challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in November's general election, what comes next for Angle, who has scarcely been seen in public since her June 8 primary victory?

Letters to the editor for June 27

Tutors help immigrants attain citizenship

With Carson City roadwork, it's one step forward, two steps back

Several weeks ago the sidewalk project on Goni Road was completed. One could argue the value of the project, but the finished product begs some answers.

Friday, June 25

Have truck, will travel: People looking for career change are filling trucking classes

On a Friday morning, Larry Arnold watches as one of his students tries to back up a semi-truck into a simulated docking bay marked by orange cones.

Investing with William Creekbaum: Planning your estate? It's best not to wait

For 2010, the estate tax is scheduled for a holiday, only to return with a vengeance next year. But Congress has other ideas. Here's what I think you can do about your estate plan in the meantime.

Investing in Gold: Undervalued silver worth investing in

Silver has long been a popular metal for investors in America. Many looking for metal investments like the prospects of silver over gold. Silver takes larger swings giving savvy speculators and traders more opportunities to cash in on the ups and downs. Many think that silver is undervalued compared to gold. To top it off silver always seems to have potential for a break out in industrial uses.

Business Briefs for June 26

Carson Chamber plans trips to China and Dubai

Thursday, June 24

Wednesday, June 23

Tuesday, June 22

Health Inspections for June 23

The following health inspections are for the period of June 3-8:

Try quinoa burgers for death-defying diet

Recently I decided to have a physical. I hadn't had one since they stopped using leaches, so I figured it was time.

Taste of Downtown winners announced

The following were announced as winners at Saturday's Taste of Downtown, an annual fundraiser for Advocates to End Domestic Violence that is held in downtown Carson City.

Wrap up a summer meal

Summer meals are best when they are simple. But that doesn't mean you have to give up sophisticated flavors.

Fast but not too fast food: Make healthy meals kids love

Feeding kids healthy and nutritious meals is not as hard as you might think. The trick is to follow two basic rules. First, serve only quality meals. They won't know what they're missing - i.e., junk and processed food - if they never had it. Secondly, give them what they want. Yes, it's that simple.

Monday, June 21

Sunday, June 20

Saturday, June 19

Letters to the Editor June 19

Please keep Carson River Canyon clean

Dr. Eugene T. Paslov: The duo of Reid and Reid is smartest choice for Nevada

We must be thoughtful and smart about who we put into our key elected offices.

Friday, June 18

Letters to the Editor June 18

GOP-ers for Reid are false Republicans

Chuck Muth: Attention Angle-ophiles: Get thee to a Dale Carnegie seminar

Here's a little unsolicited "tough love" advice for Sharron Angle supporters which I'm sure most will blow off - while others will want to blow my head off for even daring to suggest.

Thursday, June 17

Wednesday, June 16

Tuesday, June 15

Monday, June 14

Sunday, June 13

Guy W. Farmer: Drug legalizers plan another visit to Nevada

Even though Nevada voters have rejected them twice in recent years by 60-40 margins, the drug legalizers will return to the Silver State in 2012. I hope we send them home for good next time around.

Letters to the editor June 13

Overwhelmed by a run of very bad things

Saturday, June 12

Eugene T. Paslov: Consequences of budget cuts

I recently bought a used car and took the paperwork to the Carson City DMV to get the car registered. Like most citizens of driving age, I've had a lot of experience with DMV offices around the country - Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Lansing, Mich.

Friday, June 11

In hard-hit Lyon County, signs of economic life are emerging

Eric Stanger, combining the optimism of a Chamber of Commerce president with the optimism of a residential real estate agent, sees signs that the hard-hit Lyon County economy is recovering.

Business Briefs for June 13

Carson City company helping in the Gulf

Creekbaum investing column: Develop your 2020 vision

In 1999, who could have imagined the end of the dot-com bubble, the growth of the real estate market or the 2008-2009 financial crisis? Looking forward, investors may be wise to consider those volatile "00s" as they position their finances for the next 10 years.

Business Licenses for June 13

Business licenses filed in Carson City between June 1 and June 6

As horses wear old shoes longer, farriers feel pinch

You're not the only one who's waiting longer to buy that new pair of shoes.

Tax Tips with Kelly Bullis: Divorce may be uglier than you think

After 40 years, Al and Tipper are calling it quits. Perhaps Tipper is tired of not having any heating or air-conditioning and trying to read in the dark? Who knows? Unfortunately, they are not alone in their age group because there seems to be a lot of folks in their 50's and 60's getting divorced.

Thursday, June 10

Letters to the Editor June 11

Election process corrupted by greed, lies

Chuck Muth: Election reflections on half-hearted campaigns and Pledge promises

Just a few random primary election observations: As a newly re-registered Republican voter for this primary, I didn't receive a single piece of voter contact mail from a single campaign. Nor did I receive a single get-out-the-vote phone call. I did, however, get a couple of robo-calls urging support for a judicial candidate - but that was it.

Letters to the Editor June 10

Do not exempt Congress from 'no call' rules

Jim Bagwell: Hand management of wild horses back to the ranchers

For years the wild horse issue has been contentious at best. But now it is reported that horses gathered in the Calico Mountains have been mistreated at a holding facility near Fallon.

Wednesday, June 9

Sue Morrow: Ex-columnist reflects on life's journey from prison to success

Thanks to Facebook, I reconnected with a former Nevada Appeal colleague of sorts, columnist Jerry Crane.

Letters to the editor June 9

This student approves of school uniforms

Tuesday, June 8

Health Briefs

Docs to wait tables for cancer care Celebrity Docs Caring for Cancer is a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to closing on Saturday, June 12 at Glen Eagles Restaurant, 3700 N. Carson St.

Skip pre-cooked ingredients for flavorful fried rice

In theory, fried rice is a great dish for home cooks. You take leftover rice, leftover meat, fish or poultry (or some tofu), scallions and soy sauce, and you've got yourself a low-cost, low-effort, filling and delicious meal. The "delicious" part, however, is where many recipes fall flat.

Garnish for attractive presentation

If you have a picky eater in your household, want to make plain foods look exciting, or are planning a magnificent wedding buffet, the simplest of edible garnishes and an attractively arranged presentation will make all the difference.

Monday, June 7

Sunday, June 6

Saturday, June 5

League Names Timothy Rowe League Cycling Instructor

Tim Rowe has earned the prestigious certification of League Cycling Instructor (LCI) from the League of American Bicyclists, a 128-year-old national bicycling organization. Tim now joins Dan Allison as one of two LCI's from Carson City and about 14 from Nevada.

Heavenly exec shares thoughts on industry's future

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - From his beginnings as a ski patroller at Vermont's Sugarbush ski resort to a recent promotion that places him in the upper echelons of the Vail Corp., Heavenly Chief Operating Officer Blaise Carrig has been involved in just about every aspect of the ski resort business.

Business Briefs for June 6

New companies to address next NBC breakfast

Investing in Gold: Gold and silver as insurance

Keeping gold and silver in physical form is not only a hedge against currency, but also a type of insurance. We have grown so accustomed to trading in our own dollars that it almost seems unfathomable that the dollar could one day be defunct. But, in a number of societies throughout history their currency just seemed to vanish overnight.

Friday, June 4

Chromalloy receives grant for hiring, training program

Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corp. was awarded a $22,000 state grant to hire and train up to 22 new employees at its Carson City facility last month.

Letters to the Editor for June 5

Obama's border security plan waste of money

Commentary by Dr. Eugene Paslov: It's time to move forward on Nugget development project

The city and its leadership should be commended for the care and attention they are devoting to the Nugget development project. Each time I've attended a meeting on this topic, I've been impressed with advisers, city officials, and Nugget development principals asking and answering extremely difficult questions.

Letters to the Editor June 4

CHS student council honors outgoing director

Chuck Muth: How Rand Paul should have answered the lunch counter question

The question was simple enough: Should private businesses have the right to refuse service to someone because they're black?

Thursday, June 3

Hedge fund agrees to buy Harrah's shares for debt

LAS VEGAS (AP) - New York-based hedge fund Paulson. & Co. Inc. has agreed to exchange $710 million in debt from Harrah's Entertainment Inc. for 9.9 percent stake in the private casino operator.

2 wind turbines installed atop Reno City Hall

RENO (AP) - Two 1.5 kilowatt wind turbines have been installed atop the 17-floor Reno City Hall as part of the city's push to promote renewable energy.

Nevada conference on tourism resuming

(AP) - Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons and Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki say the state Commission on Tourism will restart the Governor's Conference on Tourism after a two-year hiatus.

Carpet Barn building set for demolition

The former Carpet Barn on South Carson Street will be demolished this summer and rebuilt into a new Aaron's Sales and Lease store.