Issue: May 31, 2012
D. Brian Burghart on the Lear theater project: "But for those of us
who are not accountants, it's difficult to imagine how $10.2 million
can become $4.8 million and then become $773,000 in real value in a
measly 14 years without ever stretching the law."
Not long ago I was reading the autobiography of Reno political
scientist and community leader Elmer Rusco. He included some
recollections about the 1960s president of the University of Nevada
Reno, N. Edd Miller. Here's one of the things he wrote: "When Edd
left Reno, he went to the University of Maine, but when he retired,
he and Edwina came back to Reno to live. Now he is actively involved
in helping open the Lear Theater. He helped raise a lot of money so
that they could buy the Christian Science Building."
Now, keep in mind that both Miller and Rusco died in 2004 and
Rusco's book was written before that. That's how long the Lear tale
has been unfolding, and then some. This week in our Reno News &
Review cover story, D. Brian Burghart walks us through the whole long
saga and ends with hints of the future. It's well researched and
carefully written and whether it enrages or saddens you, it will hold
Ashley Hennefer gives us a look at the new regional drought
plan in Green. Elsewhere in this week's edition, Ben Garrido will
take us to Frenchman Lake for some "geocache" tracking, Matthew
Craggs will introduce us to new products that involve ice cubes and
ice cube substitutes, Bob Grimm will take his look at Men in Black
III, and Megan Berner has a look at the Stremmel Gallery's new
show. Brad Bynum looks at the transformation of the band Crush from
grunge to dance pop.
In news, we'll look at the implosion of the Clark County
Republican Central Committee and its implications for the Mitt Romney
campaign, plus take a look in Upfront at President Obama's new
nominee to chair the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Thanks for reading us. Without you, we might have to do theater.