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Almanac

Tuesday, March 13

Today is the 72nd day of 2018 and the 83rd day of winter.

TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1781, German-born astronomer William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus.

In 1865, the Confederacy approved the use of slave troops against the Union armies.

In 1925, a law prohibiting the teaching of evolution went into effect in Tennessee.

In 1991, the U.S. Justice Dept. announced that Exxon had agreed to pay $1 billion to settle all claims resulting from the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

In 2013, Pope Francis was elected 266th pope of the Catholic Church.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Percival Lowell (1855-1916), astronomer; Giorgos Seferis (1900-1971), poet; Walter Annenberg (1908-2002), publisher/philanthropist; Sammy Kaye (1910-1987), bandleader; L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986), author/Church of Scientology founder; Al Jaffee (1921- ), cartoonist; Neil Sedaka (1939- ), singer-songwriter; William H. Macy (1950- ), actor; Dana Delany (1956- ), actress; Common (1972- ), rapper/actor; Johan Santana (1979- ), baseball player; Emile Hirsch (1985- ), actor.

TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1960, the NFL approved the relocation of the Chicago Cardinals franchise to St. Louis.



Crime-and-courts
Elko Justice Court

Feb. 27

Laura Marie Skufca pleaded no contest to resisting a public officer and was given a suspended sentence of 18 days in jail and was ordered to serve 12 days in jail with credit for time served.

March 6

Christopher Logan Heit Jr. pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was given a suspended sentence of 30 days in jail and was ordered to serve 48 hours in jail with credit for 11 hours served, attend 24 counseling sessions, complete DUI school and pay $900 in fees and fines.

March 7

James Patrick Graham pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was given a suspended sentence of 30 days in jail, and was ordered to serve 48 hours in jail with credit for 10 hours served, attend four self-help meetings, complete six counseling sessions, complete DUI school and pay $900 in fees and fines.

March 8

Easton Hugh Renolds pleaded guilty to speeding and driving without a valid driver’s license and was ordered to pay $390 in fees and fines.

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Joice Kristeen Romaine pleaded guilty to using or possessing drug paraphernalia and was ordered to serve 48 hours in jail with credit for time served.

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Lora Ann Youngblood pleaded no contest to destroying or injuring personal property of another and disturbing the peace and was given a suspended sentence of 10 days in jail, and was ordered to serve 28 hours in jail with credit for time served and pay $710 in fees and fines.

March 9

Diana Lynn Heath-Goff pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was given a suspended sentence of 30 days in jail and was ordered to serve 48 hours in jail with credit for 12 hours served, complete two counseling sessions, complete DUI school and pay $1,050 in fees and fines.

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Mary Denny Hines pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was given a suspended sentence of 60 days in jail and was ordered to serve 48 hours in jail with credit for 12 hours served, complete two counseling sessions, complete DUI school and pay $900 in fees and fines.