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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Lawyers for former Nevada developer and political power broker Harvey Whittemore are asking a federal appeals court to allow him to stay out of prison until his appeal is decided. Judge Larry Hicks of Reno has ordered Whittemore to surrender to a federal prison on Aug. 6 to begin serving his two-year sentence for making illegal campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid. But in a motion filed late last week, his lawyers said Whittemore should be allowed to remain out of prison on bail while his appeal is considered.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Two former U.S. Open champs have agreed to play in Reno this week at the PGA Tour's Barracuda Championship. Officials for the tournament formerly called the Reno-Tahoe Open say Retief Goosen and Geoff Ogilvy have joined the field. The 16-year-old tournament runs Thursday through Sunday.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The highway patrol says four people escaped with minor injuries after a small airplane struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday. Lt. Kevin Honea (hoe-nee) says at least two people were aboard the plane and two people were in the truck when the collision occurred on a rural section of Nevada Route 445 about 20 miles north of Reno.

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Hunters from New Mexico, North Dakota and California have joined a pair of locals as winners of five premier hunting tags in the Nevada Dream Tag raffle. Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says this year's raffle brought in more than $300,000 for wildlife habitat rehabilitation projects. Winners of the annual fundraising raffle were drawn on July 1 from the pool of those who paid $5 per chance at a tag.

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