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to pick out their favorite book in the store... wrap them and attach a clue hinting of the contents inside. more than 300 blind date books have been chosen. the goal is to encourage people to take chance on a new book... and on love. while most readers never meet each other... grassroots say they've seen pairings come out of blind date with a book. because we set up a table this year, there's room to work together and we've actually seen blind date with a book customers exchange phone numbers, start to talk about a book they love together, so we think we might be actually contributing to love in reno. each book will be on display until 8 tonight. not a bad day to curl up with a book today..... mild temperatures, but a little overcast. dick stoddard has a look at your weather now forecast. high pressure near the west coast will keep above average
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generally light winds into early next week, except for some stronger gusts in higher elevations on sunday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with gusty
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week.... even when there isn't any wind. that's because it's part of a test by the nevada department of transportation. they will test their new wind warning system on tuesday from nine to one in the afternoon. during these tests, drivers of high-profile vehicles and passenger vehicles will still be allowed to travel on i- 580. take a look at this view.... a man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries after crashing his suv into the truckee river near idlewild park. this happened about 9-30 this morning.... police and fire crews called out to help the driver of the jeep grand cherokee. no word yet on what caused the driver to lose control. an oregon man is recovering after being stranded for a week in gerlach. 69 year old philip besanson, was driving from arizona back to eugene, oregon when
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according to the washoe county sheriff's office, besanson stayed with his truck and drank melted snow and rationed a small supply of canned food. patrol lieutenant phil condon and sergeant dennis hippert were checking the road conditions when they saw besanson's truck. they took him to a hospital, where he is recovering. ## sheriff chuck allen says, besanson did the right thing by staying with his truck. if you are planning on traveling alone.tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be home. stay with your vehicle because it'll provide shelter and make it easier for rescuers to find you. a decision was finally made about which tax proposal would be put on the november ballot to pay for repairs and construction at washoe county schools. voters will be asked to raise the sales tax to 8 point 2-6-5 percent in washoe county. currently our sales tax is 7 point 7-2-5 percent.
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this would make washoe county's sales tax the highest in the state. right now - clark county has the highest sales tax with 8 point 1-5 percent. the tax will raise 781 million dollars for school repair and construction over the next nine years.## sparks police asking for help figuring out what led to the death of a man on pyramid way. the shooting happened after 11 friday night. according to sparks police, officers were responding to call about a person with an unknown medical condition. an ambulance rushed the victim to the emergency room at saint mary's... where doctors discovered they had been shot. no information about the person who was killed is being released at this time. if you have any information that can help detectives, please call the sparks police department or secret witness at 322-4900. police are searching for a teenage girl who
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northern california. folsom police department 18-year-old samantha gonzalves was taken from her home sunday by 21-year-old maximiliano salva. he was last seen wearing a dark jacket and jeans. police think they are travelling in a a silver or light blue bmw with license plate number 7- glb3-18. if you spot them please call your local police department. little hats, big hearts....... this hospital is doing something a little special this valentines to draw attention to heart health. and coming up later in sports, fresno state's coach has harsh words
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newborns at pennsylvania's washington hospital were decked out in red hats and tucked in envelopes created just for them. volunteers from the american heart association knit the hats for all babies born in february--at participating hospitals. the program is called "little hats, big hearts." it raises awareness for heart disease, in addition to celebrating valentine's day. high pressure near the west coast will keep above average temperatures and generally light winds into early next week, except for some stronger gusts in higher elevations on sunday. a fast moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with gusty winds...rain...and mountain snow. && .short term... high pressure remains over the dominant weather feature for the southwestern us with northeastern california and western nevada on the periphery of the ridge. a passing shortwave will bring some
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showers to the surprise valley and northern washoe county today. elsewhere, conditions will remain unseasonably mild with generally light winds. the exception will be some stronger easterly ridge gusts resulting from a tighter gradient between the passing shortwave and strengthening thermal low over the central valley of california. gusts 50 to 65 mph will be possible over the ridges with the stronger gusts occurring from alpine county through mono county. otherwise, temperatures remain warm with highs in the 50s to near 60 for sierra valleys and low to mid 60s for western nevada. there is potential for some locations to approach 70 on tuesday, but it will depend on how well valley inversions mix. winds will decrease as the pressure gradient relaxes and as the upper ridge
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.long term...wednesday through saturday... confidence is increasing in a fast moving medium storm system for wed-thu with a period of wind to kick things off wed-wed eve followed by a period of precipitation wed ngt- thu. only minor changes were made to the ongoing forecast including raising winds and pops another notch. for wednesday, winds aloft and surface gradients increase through the day as 700mb winds are still forecast to
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valentines gift? how about a potato gram? that's right, one unique way to show
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to speak out against the drug trade and violence associated with the area. at a huge outdoor mass... he reminded worshipers that there can be quote - no dialogue with the devil. the impoverished city of one-point-six million, outside of the mexican capital city has been afflicted by murders, kidnapping and extortion by criminal gangs. if you or someone you know owns and flies a drone for fun, you are not alone.
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f-a-a- show there are now more registered drones... than piolots. kolo 8 news now's terri russell explains. the two drones, made by the reno-based drone america are headed to the nevada advanced autonomous system innovation center at unr. the machines will be used in research. other drones on display here have different uses, like search and rescue work, surveillance, and fire supression. they are controlled by remote control and a licensed pilot on the ground. the president here says the increased number of amateurs who are flying drones does not concern him. mike richards/drone america ceo: there is always these who cross the line and cause a problem. but you can't brand the hobbyist out there in the world that are enthusiastic about the sport as problematic from the rest of society. i think they are entitled to enjoy unmanned systems just as much as anybody else richards says just before christmas last year, the f-a-a started a registration program as a way to help them monitor
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registration, compared to three hundred -20-thousand licensed aircraft pilots. doug russell/raven chief pilot: .the sheer numbers make me nervous as chief pilot with raven, russell says he worries about so many drones in the air, with operators on the ground not understanding about air space and what is required to fly safely. his concerns aren't unfounded. the faa receives about 100 reports per month from aircraft pilots who say they spotted drones flying near them, but the remote-controlled aircraft can be difficult to trace which is what the regitration hopes to solve. russell: ignorance is bliss. these folks don't understand they are operating in a national airspace. whether they are 1 mile from a tower or 20 miles from a tower. there is still the opportunity for a manned aircraft to be in that space
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cause some tragedy if they don't know what they are doing again that was terri russel reporting.. she says the numbers may be even higher... because f-a-a says registration typically covers drones ner with more than one aircraft. switching gears now.... a company in washington state is asking - why send flowers this valentines day, when you could send a potato? the business called "mystery potato" says - nothing says you are loved like getting a potato in the mail. ""we actually have about 10 contractors here in the united states. we have 10 contractors internationally who create potatoes for us and ship them all over the world."" workers write your message on a potato, then send it to whomever you choose. at first -- the company only sent out a few spuds a day. but after going viral - business is booming. the company also send
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ben ross is here now with a preview of sports. -fresno state coach with some harsh words following nevada's win yesterday plus, the wolf pack
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bulldogs today in outlasted fresno state in overtime, but at least one person wasn't impressed fresno state head coach rodney terry told the fresno bee after the game that nevada deserves - quote - no credit - due to the fact that his bulldogs were missing 3 of their top 4 scorers... nevada absolutely
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outrebounding fresno 57-32 -- cam oliver had a mountain west record 24 rebounds to go with his 20 points... and d-j fenner tied a career-high with 24 points, as the wolf pack improved to 15-9 overall, 7-5 in the mountain west next up for the pack -- a trip to san jose state -- the spartans just 3-10 in conference play -- tied for last place -- tipoff wednesday at 7 pm meanwhile -- the wolf pack women facing fresno state today... 1st quarter -- nysasha lesure -- nice move inside... game-high 15 points for the reed grad -- she goes over 800 points for her career... bulldogs answer -- nice interior passing -- leads to an easy 2 for toni smith... then it's bego faz davalos inside -- she nearly had a triple- double... 11 points, 10 rebounds, 9 blocks... wolf pack steps up the defense -- riana everidge
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later -- everidge getting it done on the offensive end... but too much fresno state in this one... bulldogs win 65-56 elsewhere in women's hoops -- what a game for former reed star gabby williams -- 19 points on 9-of-9 shooting -- she also had 11 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals, in just 23 minutes, as top- ranked u-conn beats temple 85-60 wolf pack softball team closing out the kajikawa win over east carolina... pack now 3-2 on the young season well a big day for south jamie anderson -- she wins the big air event in quebec city -- anderson won a gold medal in the 2014 winter olympics finally tonight let's get to golf -- final round of the at&t pebble beach pro-am... vaughn taylor -- hasn't won a tournament since 2005 when he won here at the reno-tahoe open... birdies 16 to take the
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phil mickelson with a birdie of his own on 13 to get to 16-under... to 18 -- taylor looking for another birdie -- this one won't fall -- has to settle for par... now it's mickelson on 18 -- needs this birdie to force a playoff -- but it lips out... and vaughn taylor wins his first tournament since that 2005 reno- tahoe open -- with the win, he becomes eligible for the masters
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gusts in higher elevations on sunday. a
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moving storm will bring a return of wintry conditions wednesday and thursday with gusty winds...rain...and in the battle of the burgers, one made a "declaration of delicious"... ...jack. he set forth, armed with artillery no one saw coming. so that everyone could taste history-making burgers.
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we're making every burger better, like the new double jack.

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