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BC-NV--Nevada Enterprise Digest, NV

November 6, 2014

The AP’s weekly enterprise digest for Nevada this week consists of two member exchange stories. If you have questions about stories, call News Editor Tom Tait in the Las Vegas bureau at 702-382-7440. For reruns, contact the AP Service Desk at (877) 836-9477. AP stories, along with the photos that accompany them, can also be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com .


LAS VEGAS — For many veterans, the horrors of war and combat follow them through a lifetime. It can be difficult to cope with, much less adjust, to life at home. United States Air Force veterans Tony Munoz and his son Anthony experienced similar terrors as wounded warriors, but they found a passion to share that has helped them heal. They became military action figure collectors and turned their casita into the G.I. Joe Room in 2008. “It started out as a hobby,” Tony said. “I never dreamed it would become this big. It’s not that we’re for war, but we just appreciate military history.” By Sandy Lopez. Las Vegas Review-Journal. SENT: 750 words. UPCOMING: Photos.

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RENO, Nev. — From 1922 until 1926, the United Comstock Merger Mill in Virginia City was the biggest and most sophisticated operation of its kind in the United States. Then, suddenly, it wasn’t. But unlike lots of other abandoned American landmarks, the mill didn’t fade away after it closed. It just took on a new purpose, different from the job of using cyanide to process gold and silver from the Comstock Lode that defined the structures for their first five years of existence. In the ensuing eight-plus decades, it turned into, among other things, a gritty sightseeing attraction, a romantic rendezvous location, a party zone, an iconic ruin photography subject and perhaps Nevada’s single greatest canvas for graffiti art. By Benjamin Spillman. SENT: 900 words. UPCOMING: Photos.

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