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  • Well, well. I had forgotten about THAT. Ebola Czar Ron Klain was Janet Reno's Chief of Staff at the

    10/20/2014 9:47:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 10/20/14 | Dutchman 6
    A couple long-time friends and readers brought this to my attention from 1994:In a city where name recognition is synonymous with success, Ron Klain has made a virtue of being unknown. As Attorney General Janet Reno’s chief of staff, he is all but invisible to the public but recognized in Democratic circles as the man to have on your side in a political or legal fight. A rare mix of top-flight lawyer and savvy politician, Klain shepherded the nominations of Reno and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg through the Senate and steered the omnibus crime bill through the...
  • Reno plans festival next fall to celebrate birthplace of modern blue jeans

    10/02/2014 9:41:48 AM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 10/02/2014 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    RENO, Nev. — Nevada tourism officials are planning a three-day festival in Reno next fall to celebrate and promote the city as the birthplace of what became modern blue jeans. Reno tailor Jacob Davis created riveted denim jeans in 1871 in a downtown shop. Two years later, he and Levi Strauss & Co. patented the pants with the rivets to the corners and pockets that made them the sturdy favorites of miners, loggers and cowboys who helped tame the West. The “Blue Genes Jam” next Oct. 2-4 will celebrate the iconic trousers’ impact on popular culture with concerts, fashion shows,...
  • Don Manoukian lived a full, fun life (professional wrestler, Oakland Raider)

    09/24/2014 2:28:01 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | September 24, 2014 | Greg Oliver
    Don Manoukian, the original Oakland Raider who turned to pro wrestling, died Tuesday in Reno, Nevada at age 80.
  • Reno Crowd Agrees: “Best Race I Ever Saw!” (w/video)

    09/21/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | September 16, 2014 | Linda Shiner
    At the end of the closest race in the 51-year history of the National Championship Air Races, seven-time race champion Tiger Destefani came within a spinner’s length of stealing first place from rival and one-time protégé Steve Hinton. The photo finish ... came at the end of Saturday’s Unlimited Gold Race, run to determine positions for the final championship event the following day, Sunday, September 14. After flying a high course for all eight laps, Destefani, in the red-and-white Mustang Strega—which Destefani owns and Hinton flew to four straight Gold wins beginning in 2009—traded altitude for speed and plunged toward...
  • UPDATE: Pilot Killed In Reno Air Races Crash Remembered As Founder Of Sport Class

    09/09/2014 10:25:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 28 replies
    KOVR CBS 13 Sacramento ^ | September 8, 2014 | Steve Large
    The Reno Fire Chief tells CBS13 the plane fell apart in the air, as it was flying low through an obstacle course during the qualifying stage of the Reno National Air Race Championships. The plane quickly hit the ground, killing Lee Behel, 64 of San Jose, a man well-known in the air racing community.
  • Tesla Wants to Put 'Gigafactory' Battery Plant in Nevada

    09/04/2014 8:38:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 4, 2014 | Paul Chesser
    Only a year after Tesla Motors and CEOElon Musk extracted themselvesfrom the $465-million taxpayerstimulus loan that brought critical scrutiny to the company’s performance, the electric automaker has once again put itself under the spotlight that comes with taking government corporate welfare. Today the company will announce its plans to build a battery manufacturing plant near Reno . The new gambit was the culmination of competition that pitted at least five states against one another for the “privilege” of hosting Tesla’s “Gigafactory” – named so because of the amount of stored power they plan to produce. Cost to build the...
  • Tesla reportedly selects Nevada to build massive $5 billion battery plant

    09/03/2014 3:35:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 96 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 3, 2014 | AP
    RENO, Nev. – Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site for a massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars, a person familiar with the company's plans said Wednesday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made, said work would soon resume at an industrial park outside Reno. Four other states -- California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico -- were vying for the project and the estimated 6,500 jobs it will bring.
  • New Report Won’t ‘Stand Down’ Benghazi Conspiracy Theories

    08/06/2014 12:47:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Jonathan Capehart
    On July 31, when all eyes were focused on the Ted Cruz-stoked chaos unfolding in the House chamber over the border bill, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee did something rather remarkable. It voted to declassify its Benghazi report. After two years of investigation, it found no evidence to buttress any of the conspiracy theories surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans. We didn’t get this news from committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.). Nope. There was a story in the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday. A press release...
  • Tesla taps Reno as potential Gigafactory site

    07/31/2014 7:53:10 PM PDT · by redreno · 20 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | July 31, 2014 - 4:34pm | By ED KOMENDA
    It’s official: Tesla Motors has broken ground on a stretch of land outside Reno that could serve as the site for its forthcoming $5 billion battery factory. But not so fast: they’re not the only one in the mix. In a letter to shareholders, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was careful in saying the Reno site “could potentially be” the location for the Gigafactory, expected to create 6,500 jobs. “Consistent with out strategy to identify and break ground on multiple sites, we continue to evaluate other locations in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas,” Musk wrote. The news followed weeks of...
  • Giant Tesla battery factory producing 'affordable' electric cars at $35,000? [Nevada solar?]

    04/12/2014 3:07:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Drum ^ | February 27, 2014 | Noel Young
    "......The California car firm yesterday revealed plans for the factory that would employ up to 6,500 people , cover 1,000 acres, and cost $5 billion, said the Wall Street Journal, Solar and wind farms would at least in part supply the huge power needs of the plant in either Nevada, New Mexico, or Arizona. Reno is thought to be a favorite. Tesla needs its own production to hit its cost target for a more affordable car. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk's idea is a "Gigafactory" that takes in raw materials and produces finished lithium-ion batteries. He has said he intends...
  • Saving the Reno Air Races

    04/02/2014 10:17:37 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | March 31, 2014 | Marilyn Dash
    What can be done to save the Reno Air Races? This is the question posed to me by so many of the Air Racing fans. We know changes are being made – but – are they enough. Are these changes coming too late, what are the signs we should be looking for to see if the changes are working? ... Tell me why, the day after Steven Hinton won his 5th Championship he was not being interviewed on Good Morning America, Today and the Tonight Show? This young man has unprecedented achievements and no one knows his name. I’ve said...
  • The Future of the Reno Air Races…

    01/03/2014 2:03:45 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | January 1, 2014 | Marilyn Dash
    *** Since this column was written, Mike Houghton, the President of RARA has been let go. The Board of Directors will be taking over the day to day operations. We plan to continue coverage of the Future of Air Racing. Keep the faith, fans.  Since the Galloping Ghost crash of 2011, the Air Races have been plagued with financial concerns and rumors about closing the doors. In the last few months, Mike Houghton, RARA President, has been talking about this year’s event being in jeopardy if $500,000 was not raised by December 15th. Just in the nick of time, we...
  • The 50th National Championship Air Races -- Wrap-up -- Part 1

    09/30/2013 2:38:01 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | September 30, 2013 | Marilyn Dash
    Well, the 50th is in the books. The same kid won, but he was riding a different horse. There was good, there was bad, and there was not a lot of ugly, thankfully. Let’s get started with the review. The UWRC (AKA Unlimiteds) competitors were few and far between, with only 15 racers showing up for race week. But, the big iron was there. Returning champ, Strega, along with Voodoo, Rare Bear, Czech Mate, 232 and Dreadnaught all have the pedigree. All of them could win; nearly all of them HAVE won. But, it was Bob Button’s year --- finally.
  • 50th Anniversary of the National Championship Air Races

    08/31/2013 2:59:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | August 31, 2013 | Marilyn Dash
    It's that time again. The crews are making the final touches on the race planes and the pilots are testing and growing more focused every day. The drama that is Air Racing is ready to play out in front of our incredibly loyal fans. Let’s take a look at who will be there and what to expect...
  • Innovation at the Reno Air Races...

    07/30/2013 10:59:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | July 30, 2013 | Marilyn Dash
    With all the drama surrounding the transition from the old Unlimited Class to the new, the fans are forgetting about the other five classes of racing. I've decided to give focus this month’s column on the other classes, the innovators and racers who we don’t hear about on the forums. Who they are and what to look for this year – but let’s start with why the fans aren't as enamored with these classes, and why maybe they should be. Air Racing through the years was always about technical advancements -- especially for civil aviation. Among the first races in...
  • Mentally unstable Reno man allowed to buy gun

    RENO (AP) — A young man who bought a handgun from a Reno police sergeant was adjudicated as mentally ill by a judge and prohibited from purchasing a weapon, but his name was never entered into a background check system because of a coding error, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Tuesday. Although background checks are not required for private gun sales, a coding error by the Washoe County clerk’s office prevented his name from being entered into state and federal databases, the Gazette-Journal (http://on.rgj.com/13gYX0L ) reported Tuesday. That means the 19-year-old would not have been flagged even if a background check...
  • 20 years after Waco fire, David Koresh’s tragic spell lingers

    04/18/2013 10:11:07 PM PDT · by haffast · 16 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | April 17, 2013 | Tim Madigan
    WACO, Texas — Clive Doyle is a pleasant-looking man of 72, with wavy graying hair. Australia lingers in his accent. He wore a leather jacket on the chilly recent afternoon when we spent more than an hour together at a picnic table in a Waco park. He was soft-spoken, articulate and seemingly very sane. Yet 20 years ago this Friday, this same man was one of only nine Branch Davidians to survive the internationally televised inferno on the Texas prairie. Killed that day near Waco were cult leader David Koresh and 73 followers, including Doyle’s 18-year-old daughter, Shari, and 20...
  • Jogger Shoots Two Dogs to Defend Himself, His Own Pet

    04/14/2013 2:35:22 PM PDT · by redreno · 61 replies
    http://www.kolotv.com. ^ | Posted: Sun 2:27 PM, Apr 14, 2013 A | kolo
    RENO, Nev. -- Shots rang out in a Stead neighborhood early Sunday afternoon after two pit bulls attacked a jogger and his dog. It happened on Rising Sun Drive. Police say the man lives in the area and was jogging in a residential area when the pit bulls attacked. "Two loose, unrestrained pit bulls attacked his dog and when he tried to separate the pit bulls and his dog, the pit bulls attacked him," said Sgt. Joe Lever of the Reno Police Department. "He was jogging with a concealed firearm which he has a permit for. He discharged the firearm...
  • Legislative leaders light a fire on taxing Burning Man

    03/26/2013 5:05:35 PM PDT · by redreno · 27 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Friday, March 8, 2013 | 2 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon (contact)
    Each year, Burning Man draws 60,000 people to the Black Rock Desert north of Reno to participate in a weeklong counterculture art festival. Admittance to the bohemia isn’t free, though. You need to buy a $380 ticket. Now, some Democratic legislative leaders are looking at the ticket proceeds and wondering why the state doesn’t get a cut. “It’s how many people and they pay how much?” Senate Majority Leader Mo Denis, D-Las Vegas, said. “I definitely think we ought to look at that.” Here’s some quick math: 60,000 tickets sold at $380 a pop equals $22.8 million. Apply the state’s...
  • Waco a stark reminder of the murderous intent of dictatorial administrations

    03/24/2013 6:00:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | March 24th, 2013 | Suzanne Eovaldic
    Twenty years ago at this time we were in the midst of the federal government’s 51 day siege on a compound of Bible worshippers who with their 12 children were all snuffed out in a raid. “That’s torturing babies,” a U.S. Representative bemoaned at the Congressional hearings investigating the Waco siege during which CS gas vapor was spewed down a long arm of an armored tank onto the roof, into the rooms, and ultimately wafted down into the windowless tower where some of the women and their children were hiding in the Mount Carmel Church compound of the David Karesh...
  • Important Announcement (KJFK libtalk gone)

    03/16/2013 12:55:20 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    KJFK ^ | 3/6/13 | KJFK
    As of March 18th, “AM with I.Q., 1230 KJFK” will no longer be on-the air. KJFK recently passed the mark of 8 years as Northern Nevada’s only voice of the Progressive viewpoint. A lone voice apart from other radio stations in Reno airing views, information and attitudes from those who hold a Conservative ideology, and by the way, in competition with us for the ears of people interested the issues so vital to our country. Given the volume of rhetoric dispensed on-air from “the other side”, we felt it vital to remain on-the-air through the 2012 General Election, despite the...
  • NV EARLY VOTING: GOP NARROWLY WINS WASHOE

    11/03/2012 6:08:42 PM PDT · by sf4dubya · 69 replies
    This is pretty big news: GOP won combined Early Voting / Absentee Ballot returns in every single Nevada county including Washoe (Reno) and except Clark (Las Vegas). Obama's ground game outside of Las Vegas was decimated and is nothing compared to what he had four years ago. People were waiting on line in Reno to vote early for hours yesterday. 58.4% of Democrats voted statewide. 59.5% of Republicans voted statewide. Obama is in big trouble in Nevada. The unions in Las Vegas are going to pull out all the stops, and they have roughly a 48k lead, but it will...
  • NV: MITT ROMNEY IN RENO - WEDNESDAY 10/24

    10/23/2012 2:01:24 PM PDT · by sf4dubya · 1 replies
    Victory Rally w/ Mitt Romney in Reno, NV! Weds Oct 24 at Reno Events Center Doors 9:15 am / Event Start 11:15 am TICKETS REQUIRED - RSVP AT http://romneynv.com
  • NV: MITT ROMNEY IN RENO WEDNESDAY 10/24

    10/23/2012 1:15:47 PM PDT · by sf4dubya · 17 replies
    Victory Rally w/ Mitt Romney in Reno, NV! Weds Oct 24 at Reno Events Center Doors 9:15 am / Event Start 11:15 am TICKETS REQUIRED - RSVP AT http://romneynv.com
  • Washoe County Early Voting Shocker

    10/23/2012 5:41:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    The vaunted Obama Ground Game has been slain … at least for one day in Washoe County, Nevada. Republicans outpaced Democrats in ballots cast on day 3 of early voting in the 2nd most important county in Nevada with Clark County clearly the top dog. Washoe made up 19% of the Nevada vote in 2008 and was carried by President Obama 55 to 43 — a total of 22, 791 votes. If Mitt Romney is going to win Nevada he must flip Washoe back into the GOP column which was won by George Bush in 2004, 51 to 47. If...
  • The Most Offensive Thing About Sandra Flukes 10 Person Rally In Reno (pic)

    10/22/2012 9:07:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 30 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-22-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Sandra Fluke, AKA Johnny Birth-control Seed, proved Romney right that Obama doesn't pick winners and losers, he just picks losers.That ten people showed up to hear her pontificate wasn't the worst part of the whole thing...it was the presentation of it all...
  • New public funds for Aces Ballpark in Reno?

    10/21/2012 10:00:58 AM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    RGJ | 10/21/12 | Brian Duggan
    http://www.rgj.com/article/20121021/NEWS/310210048/1459/news?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  • Sandra Fluke Hosts Obama Event In Nevada (10 PEOPLE SHOW UP!)

    10/20/2012 10:02:40 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 138 replies
    10/20/2012
    Sandra Fluke shows up to host a rally for Obama/Biden in Reno and 10 people show up. Can not post the story due to FR restrictions. http://www.rgj.com/article/20121020/NEWS19/310200053/Fluke-takes-center-stage-Reno
  • Reno ATF agents transfer in rift with prosecutors(NV)

    09/20/2012 4:19:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    sanluisobispo.com ^ | 19 September, 2012 | AP
    Four of six agents from the Reno office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have transferred in a rift with federal prosecutors, and the departures have left the northern Nevada region ill-equipped to investigate illegal weapon and drug activity, a newspaper investigation found.
  • Despite Risks, Pilots Keep Returning to Air Races (Reno)

    09/14/2012 7:15:40 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    KTVN Channel 2 Reno-Tahoe ^ | September 11, 2012 | Paul Nelson
    Flying around an 8-mile track at 500 miles per hour is something most of us probably can't comprehend. But for many pilots, it's a lot like Christmas, in September. "The biggest part of that is not so much getting and opening up the presents, it's seeing your family," Will Whiteside said. "These guys and gals up here have become, over the past ten years for me, my family." "If you miss it, you feel a void in your life," Marilyn Dash said. "When I started racing about ten years ago, I couldn't imagine doing anything else with my September except...
  • Reno Air Racing Prep - 2012

    09/03/2012 5:06:26 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | September 3, 2012 | Marilyn Dash
    Keeping up with the news surrounding the Reno Air Races this year has been exhausting. Racers and fans alike have so many questions, i.e., are we racing, what changes will we see, who will be there, who won’t, will the fans notice any changes? These are all good questions. I hope that I have, through this column, helped everyone understand what the process has been following the horrific event of September 16, 2011. I have tried to listen to the questions the fans have been asking and answer them here.
  • Man ID'd After Being Crushed to Death in Dumpster (Local Reno Man Darwin Award Finalist!)

    06/14/2012 8:49:35 PM PDT · by Crapgame · 22 replies
    KOLOTV ^ | June 14, 2012 | KOLO Staff
    RENO, NV - Reno police have released the name of a man crushed to death after a chase downtown. Wednesday morning about 11, police were helping Municipal Court marshals, who were trying to stop a man with a warrant out for his arrest. The man was on a bicycle, but then dropped the bike and ran. Officers and marshals stopped the search when they couldn't find the man, but then a resident at the Truckee River Terrace Apartments reported finding a man in a trash compactor there. That's where police found 37-year-old Rodney Wright, the man marshals had been looking...
  • Blue Ribbon Panel to Release Recommendations for Future Air Races (Reno)

    05/22/2012 11:30:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    AP via KOLO-TV ^ | May 22, 2012
    A blue ribbon panel of experts reviewing the deadly crash at last year's National Championship Air Races in Reno is making a number of recommendations to make the event safer but none would prevent the competition from continuing as scheduled in September, officials told The Associated Press.
  • Reno air race organizers get OK to continue event

    05/18/2012 11:16:57 AM PDT · by hattend · 2 replies
    Sacramento Bee and AP ^ | 17 May 2012 | Scott Sonner
    RENO, Nev. -- Organizers of the Reno National Championship Air Races cleared a major hurdle Thursday in their bid to continue the annual event this fall, winning approval of a special one-year permit and moving closer to securing the necessary $100 million in insurance in the aftermath of last year's tragic mass-casualty crash. The future of the 48-year-old competition has been in question since a modified World War II-era plane crashed at the event in September, killing the pilot and 10 spectators, and injuring more than 70 others on the ground. The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority's board of trustees voted unanimously...
  • Iowahawk: One Afternoon In a Garage in Reno, Nevada

    05/16/2012 12:23:03 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    Iowahawk | May 14, 2012 | David Burge
    Good afternoon! Hello, residents of Whispering Hills subdivision! Thank you for that fine reception. How's everybody doin' out there? Now that's what I call spirit - Reno spirit. American spirit! Yessir, what you folks might lack in numbers, you make up for in enthusiasm. Just like Reno is the 'Biggest Little City in the USA,' I've gotta say you folks are the Biggest Little Garage Sale Crowd in Reno this afternoon. So give yourself a Biggest Little Hand! Continued
  • Obama makes speech in a couple's GARAGE... and even his hosts might not vote for him

    05/12/2012 5:12:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 91 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 12, 2012 | Nina Golgowski
    As leader of the free world President Obama will be used to making speeches to millions of people around the globe. So he might have felt the occasion was a little beneath him yesterday when he stopped off in Reno, Nevada, to deliver an address outside a couple's garage.
  • Obama’s "Responsible" Reno Homeowners - Are They?

    05/11/2012 2:19:19 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 May 2012 | Diana Olick
    President Barack Obama visited Val and Paul Keller on Friday. They owe $168,000 on their mortgage. Their home is currently valued at $100,000. Obama forgot to mention something. At the peak of the market in 2007, the Keller's did a $250,000 cash-out refinance! Now they want Obama's help.
  • 1 hot ticket: Burning Man 'fiasco' pits us v. them on dark side of the desert playa in Nevada

    02/25/2012 9:13:40 AM PST · by redreno · 14 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | 02/25/2012 | SCOTT SONNER and CRISTINA SILVA
    RENO, Nev. - The biggest prior threats to Burning Man's annual regeneration in the Black Rock Desert were U.S. land use laws, undercover cops and the media-perpetuated perception that the largest outdoor arts festival in North America is really just an excuse to get naked and do drugs. But that was before the teeth-gnashing "ticket fiasco." Two decades after the free spirits moved their party from San Francisco's Baker Beach to a dried up ancient lake bed 120 miles north of Reno, the annual pilgrimage with its drum circles, decorated art cars, guerilla theatrics and colorful theme camps has become...
  • Washoe Drive Fire Caused by Discarded Ashes, 65% Contained

    01/20/2012 5:55:52 PM PST · by redreno · 10 replies
    KTVN.com ^ | 20 Jan 2012 | unknown
    As of 5 p.m. Friday: The Washoe Drive Fire has burned 3,177 acres and is now 65% contained. In the press conference, we did learn a person came forward taking responsibility for ashes improperly discarded in the area. 29 homes have been destroyed. Three homes have four to five-percent damage, one has minimal damage. Authorities also tell us seven out buildings were damaged.
  • Wildfire in Reno again

    01/19/2012 3:50:25 PM PST · by Crapgame · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Wildfire sweeps through south Reno, several homes destroyed, evacuations underway
  • Aftermath: The Reno Air Race Crash

    12/30/2011 8:12:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies · 2+ views
    Flying ^ | December 30, 2011 | Peter Garrison
    It will be a while before the NTSB issues its findings about the crash of The Galloping Ghost at the Reno Air Races this year. There were so many witnesses, however, and photographic and video coverage of the disastrous accident was so clear, that it did not take long for theorizing about the cause to converge on a single scenario.
  • Wildfire tears through Reno; 10,000 evacuated

    11/18/2011 12:35:53 PM PST · by yorkie · 59 replies
    CBS/ AP News ^ | 11/18/11 | Staff
    Police in Reno went house to house in the middle of the night, pounding on doors and telling residents they had to evacuate as a roughly 400-acre blaze raged in rough terrain, destroyed homes and injured some people. At least one man is dead, after suffering a fatal cardiac arrest while evacuating. Nearly 10,000 people from the edge of the city have been evacuated from the path of the massive wildfire and the local fire chief said the blaze could rage through Saturday.
  • Lawsuit filed in Reno air race crash

    11/01/2011 4:38:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    AP via San Jose Mercury News ^ | November 1, 2011 | Ken Ritter
    The family of a Texas man killed when a racing aircraft crashed into spectators in the National Championship Air Races in Reno filed a $25 million lawsuit Tuesday against the pilot's family, a mechanic on the World War II-era aircraft and the Nevada organization that hosted the event.
  • Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Janet Reno to blame for mortgage mess

    10/24/2011 7:57:42 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 25 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 10/21/2011 | John R. Smith
    Historians know that they can never claim wars start with a clash of armies. They know that the root causes of war start long before. In the same way that the seeds of war germinate well in advance of battle action, so too did the causes of this country’s mortgage meltdown, housing collapse, and credit crisis. Champions of Big-Brother-Government want you to blame everyone else except government intrusion for the economic plagues that currently assail us. But there’s no getting around the truth. In the 1990s and 2000s, activist leftist groups like ACORN, AFL-CIO, and NEA conspired with liberal politicians...
  • Shooting in Reno area Casino

    09/24/2011 1:58:30 PM PDT · by Crapgame · 26 replies · 2+ views
    KRNV Nevada ^ | 09/24/2011
    (MyNews4.com & KRNV) Sparks, Nev. – Sparks Police Department has confirmed one person died after a late night shooting inside John Ascuaga's Nugget near the Trader Dick's Bar. Police say the shooting involved a fight with a large group who were armed with firearms. Officers found three victims of gunshot wounds when they arrived. One victim has died. The other two victims are currently still at medical facilities with non-life threatening injuries.
  • NTSB: Reno Plane's Tail Broke Before Crash

    09/23/2011 1:08:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | September 23, 2011 | Mike M. Ahlers
    In their first official report on the Reno air race crash earlier this month, federal accident investigators on Friday noted evidence that a small piece of the plane's tail separated shortly before the crash. But investigators did not say whether the loss of the plane's "trim tab" was the cause or the result of the plane's violent maneuvering before it crashed into the ground, killing 11 and injuring 74. The National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report was a straightforward recitation of facts already known in the Sept. 16 crash at Reno Stead Airport in Reno, Nev. Investigators said it typically...
  • Reno Air Races Crash. Interview with Unlimited Pilot

    09/20/2011 4:25:20 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 28 replies · 1+ views
    780 KKOH ^ | 9/19/2011 | Bill Manders
    Here is an interview on local Reno Talk Radio with Matt Jackson who is an Unlimited pilot and vice-president of the Unlimited Division. Click on the "listen" button for 9/19 and go to about 10 minutes in to hear the discussion.
  • The last nine seconds of the Galloping Ghost (Ignomini) Reno

    09/19/2011 10:05:30 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Ignomini Home ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Ignomini
    A discussion with pictures of the mechanical failure causing the Reno Air Race crash.
  • Reno Race Accident Investigation Continues

    09/19/2011 7:18:13 AM PDT · by PilotDave · 186 replies
    Aero News Network ^ | Mon, Sep 19, 2011 | staff
    The NTSB has recovered 'components' which may be part of the P-51's horizontal stab and elevator... possibly even the elevator trim tab, which is a specified point of inquiry (as noted in previous ANN reports). The NTSB has received a significant amount of photographic and video evidence -- some of which show the process whereby the elevator trim tab separated from the horizontal stabilizer. There is no evidence of the much-reported 'Mayday' call. We are hearing a number of calls for additional regulation and FAA supervision... despite the fact that this is the first time in nearly 60 years that...
  • NTSB: Plane that crashed at air race had camera

    09/18/2011 4:05:10 PM PDT · by Petruchio · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 9-18-2011
    RENO, Nevada (AP) — A World War II-era plane had a video camera facing outward, and memory cards were found at the scene where it crashed near a grandstand in Reno. It raises the possibility of video of the crash that killed nine, including the pilot. [snip]