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you the chance to build something like this. it is student designed and built from ground up. a class project from the drawing board to construction to fund raising. schrank: "engineering, manufacturing, construction and they also learned public speaking going out and raising funds." like the real thing it's built to be light, easily stored and set up. about 95 percent finished, it emerged from the garage this morning for its first test drive. dohoney: "i don't think it had as much steering radius as we'd like." breckenridge: "i think a solid week of just working on it and making sure it can turn without crashing into the curb." but the fully independent suspension seemed to glide. that will be important when
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huntsville, which replicates the kind of terrain a rover would have to manage on the moon or mars. this will be virginia city's 5th time in the competition and they've done well, usually finishing around the top 10. hopes are high for this year's buggy. frisby: "i think we're one of the smallest schools so it's tough, but i think we have the chance to do really good." the competition, the accomplishment of working with one's hands are all part of the fun, but something else has been built over the past few months in this small classroom in a small school on the comstock. schrank: "you know it gets our kids from virginia city, nevada isolated on top of this hill to huntsville, alabama to an international setting. it's the most awesome all-around school project that i've seen in 27 years of teaching." the rover and six students leave for huntsville in early april by the way, another local school the academy of arts, careers and technology is also
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well in the past. we'll let you know how these schools do. more people are flying in and out of las vegas. air traffic at mccarran international airport was up more than seven percent in january over the previous year. most of that growth was in domestic flights. spirit airlines continued to see double-digit gains, reporting a 26 percent increase in passengers in january. federal land managers have adopted a new policy aimed at capping pipes and plastic tubes that can be deadly to wildlife. cavity-dwelling birds and animals go in thinking they've found a new home... then get stuck because the plastic walls are too slick. the primary target of the effort is of p-v-c pipes used to stake mining claims. bureau of land management officials say the new policy requires agency personnel to cap or screen survey markers, pipes, vents, signposts and fences. a big vote on capitol hill today on a bill supporters say would
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acres of land... but could also have a severe economic consequence for alaska. the house saw heated debate over protections for the arctic national wildlife refuge. kolo 8 news now washington correspondent kellie meyer reports. this is the first time congress voted on the issue since president obama released a call to action to designate the 10-02 area, or coastal plain, as wilderness. but it's something alaska congressman don young says isn't good for the people he represents. the senior legislator went head to head with california congressman jared huffman working to defeat his amendment to the share act, or the 'sportsmen's heritage and recreational enhancement act'. the share act is a bipartisan package of bills that focuses on protecting recreational hunting, fishing, and shooting. huffman's amendment backs president obama's proposal to designate the refuge as wilderness. congressman young says he is against this plan because of the potential for future energy development. young: "you say well we don't need the oil now. i heard that in 1960. we didn't need the oil but
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dollars and 50 cents. " young says the house republicans ultimately voting against the bill this morning sends a resounding message that the president's proposal is something they won't support. reporting in washington i'm kellie meyer. just how effective is this season's flu vaccine? according to the centers for disease control and prevention... it's working pretty well. the c-d-c says this season's vaccine cuts the chance of getting the flu by nearly 60- percent. that makes it one of the most effective flu by comparison, last season's flu shot only 20-percent. meantime, the c-d-c says 13 children have died from flu this season. adult deaths are not tracked. the c-d-c also notes that it's still not too you've yet to receive one. northern nevada continues to attract new business. but... one long-standing drawing international attention.
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year.... an inspector from the forbes travel guide came to the biggest little city.... and to the atlantis spa.... officials at the casino resort don't know when... and they don't know who. they just know once the inspector left... they had earned a prestigious 4 star rating. it's 100-percent service based... and there were 250 stringent standards the spa must to meet to get the rating. "it really starts as soon as you walk in the door, the service begins. so if you touch 20 staff members and one doesn't give that level of service we fail" of course this gives the spa bragging rights. they are they only one in northern nevada to have the rating. but it also gives reno a boost when it comes to attracting people to the area. the reno sparks convention and visitor's authority says the rating will encourage more people to look at reno as a place to hold business conventions.##
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rummage sale has offerred fine goods, at great prices to truckee meadows residents. but what many don't realize, the money generated from the annual sale goes towards local non- profit organizations and nursing scholarships. kolo 8 news now terri russell shows us what this event has meant to one local project. the child assault prevention program, otherwise known as cap has a pretty non descript office on ridge street. inside you'll find rebecca lebeau. rebecca lebeau/children assault prevention project: "we are really small. there is onlly 10 of us in the organization. and we go into every elementary school in washoe county. we do about 500 work shops every year and teach almost 1500 kids." lebeau says the organization applies for grants and other funding. but the alliance with washoe county medical society came at the right time last year. lebeau: "have to say, it was miracle funding. because 2015 was a rough year for non profits. and being little and having a big mandate to so this, we kind of ran out of money."
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believe it or not rummage....clothes, shoes, crystal, and sporting goods. collected all year long, and then for one week, these volunteers with the physicians spouses rummage sale work sorting, pricing and placing the items for what now is a 65 year tradition. lainey lieberstein/awgms pres: "1951 and harry truman was president then. we have been continually going for 65 years. and this is the second the reno rodeo." it has been called the best kept secret in town. here you can get one of a kind items, collectables, even every day items for cut rate prices. lieberstein is most treasures. lieberstein: "here someone turned in a huge set of fun." lieberstein is quick to point how many hours it takes to pull off this
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and eventhough some of the volunteers are grandmothers and great grandmothers, they still keep up with the times. expect a line outside of here--the best items will go first. there's free parking, and doors open at 8:00 at the exhibit hall next to the livestock events center, terri russell kolo 8 news now. the physician spouses rummage sale is tomorrow from eight until four in the afternoon. it will cost three dollars to get in. it is located inside the exhibit hall at the livestock events center on wells avenue. you can find more information at kolo cares dot com. if you feel like your mind isn't as quick as it use to be... you're not alone. good news though... you may be able to improve your brain power by adding a few tasty snacks to your day. so what kind of weather can we expect tomorrow, and into the rest of the week? we will have a closer look at our forecast...and what you can expect in the days to come...right after the
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and an unsuspecting hero gets a big surprise at bishop manogue high school. that's coming up kolo 8
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your mental as well as your physical hlth. certain foods can help boost your brainpower. mary maloney explains minute. the bad news... as we age less sharp the good news.. we can improve our chances of maintaining a healthy foods to our diet like.. blueberries...
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effective in improving memory loss. broccoli.. a great source of known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower. fish.. a protein source linked to a great brain boost is fish -- rich in omega-3 fatty acids. for brain and heart health, try eating two servings of fish weekly. whole grains.... a diet high in whole grains can cut the risk of heart disease and this can reduce your risk of plaque buildup and enhance blood flow, offering a simple, tasty way to fire up brain cells. nuts.. nuts are good sources of vitamin e-- which has
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temperatures will cool a bit over the weekend, but will still be well above average for late february. a couple of weak systems pushing by to our north will keep some clouds in the sky, with a healthy breeze blowing at times. the next best chance at widespread, measurable precipitation, does not materialize until the latter half of next week. -jeff saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 64. west wind around 5 mph. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. southwest wind around 5 mph. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 65. southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. sunday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. monday: mostly sunny, with a high near 61. monday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 32. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 65. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. wednesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 68.
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cloudy, with a low around 38. thursday: a slight chance of showers. partly sunny, with a high near 55. breezy. temperatures will cool a bit over the weekend, but will still be well above average for late february. a couple of weak systems pushing by to our north will keep some clouds in the sky, with a healthy breeze blowing at times. the next best chance at widespread, measurable precipitation, does not materialize until the latter half of next week. -jeff saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 64. west wind around 5 mph. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. southwest wind around 5 mph. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 65. southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. sunday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. monday: mostly sunny, with a high near 61. monday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 32. tuesday: mostly sunny, with a high near 65. tuesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 36. wednesday: mostly sunny, with
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wednesday night: partly cloudy, with a low around 38. thursday: a slight chance of showers. partly sunny, with a high near 55. breezy. temperatures will cool a bit over the weekend, but will still be well above average for late february. a couple of weak systems pushing by to our north will keep some clouds in the sky, with a healthy breeze blowing at times. the next best chance at widespread, measurable precipitation, does not materialize until the latter half of next week. -jeff saturday: partly sunny, with a high near 64. west wind around 5 mph. saturday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. southwest wind around 5 mph. sunday: partly sunny, with a high near 65. southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. sunday night: mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. monday: mostly sunny, with a high near 61.
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marqueze coleman suffered a really bad sprain on wednesday... and it hasn't gotten much better plus...state semifinal games going on all over
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playoff games tonight here in northern
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all semifinals in the lower three divisions we begin in the girls division i-a semis... fallon taking on spring valley.. perfect inbounds play by the greenwave... leta otuafi does the rest... she had 9 points... great save and feed here by the other otuafi... finds megan mccormick inside... she had a team-high 17 points... then leilani otuafi sets up herself!... she hits the three... but spring valley was too much... the grizzlies win 64-52... the greenwave finish the season 26-2 overall over on the boys side... lovelock taking on the meadows... a battle of mustangs!... lovelock comes out firing!>.. william gattrell from nba range... he hit three of those... a team-high 16 points... this is a great move... marcus nester... pump-fake, spin...fade- away... nester chipped in 13...
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max hisatake scored 14 points... the meadows advances 63-54 incline taking on agassi prep in the girls division iii semis... some great team ball by the highlanders... the give-and-go with taylor redfern... she had a game-high 22 points.. incline having no trouble with the press defense... great passing finds harden suter for the hoop and the foul... incline pushing the pace all game... kira porter gets loose... she scored 18... highlanders win it 60-47... they're in the title game west wendover taking on white pine in the other semifinal... the wolverines playing catch-up all day... sydney reamer trying to get them back in it... a long two -- foot on the line... she steps back for the three this time... reamer finished with 9 points... but it wasn't enough... ashlyn huntington scored a game-high 15 points... white pine wins 45-27... they face incline in the title game. the wolf pack has an extra day to practice
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colorado state on sunday... and at this point, it does not look like marqueze coleman will be able to play against the rams... he suffered a really bad sprain on wednesday night... coach musselman said today the injury has not progressed at all and he's still on crutches... musselman: "yesterday at practice it was elevated, iced, no weight-baring. on crutches. i mean i was hoping slightly limp without crutches, but when you're still on crutches. it's an ankle that's been bothering him all year. and he's probably mildly sprained it 3-4 times during the course of the season. and then this time just took it to another level. " it's a 2pm tipoff time on sunday... if the wolf pack wins, they clinch a bye in the conference tournament.
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the beatles being auctioned off next month. it was the band's first to be pressed... and actually helped them get a record contract. the song 'hello little girl' is on one side and 'till there was you' is on the other. the disc was found in the home of les maguire-- an english pianist. it's expected to fetch more than 14-thousand dollars when it's auctioned off next
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tonight, right here, the bombshell endorsement. the presidential race turning personal. the new attacks leveled tonight. rubio going after trump. trump with blistering words about rubio backstage at the debate. and chris christie tonight, now
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trump. breaking news, the motive in the deadly workplace rampage. the gunman's two stops before opening fire at work. the video now discovered, and the notice the gunman got 90 minutes before the shootings. the new headline about the zika outbreak, and pregnant women in the u.s. one giving birth to a baby with a deformed brain. the miscarriages as well. and the sudden explosion. the little girl grabbing her bag when a hoverboard ignites. in the family kitchen. the home catching fire. and the countdown is on. the oscars. is this matt damon's year for best actor? matt damon, right here tonight. good evening. it's great to have you with us on a friday night. we have breaking developments in the workplace rampage. a possible motive. and a major turn in the race for president tonight. just hours after that knock-down, drag-out debate. marco rubio and donald trump

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