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2 A SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011 RENO Page Two BRIEFLY POLICE LINK MAN TO ROBBERY STRING A convicted habitual criminal who served eight Artist travels to Reno for showing of film depicting her survival story OBITUARIES Batjer, Cameron M. Corrigan, Vikki Clark, Glenwood "Glen" Walter Gist, Eleanor Marie Sampaga, Margaret Ann Thompson, Whitney Lynn Denotes In Loving Memory Complete obituaries, 5C HOW TO PUBLISH AN OBITUARY OR REMEMBRANCE: Email, and for more information, call 775-788-6583. Please provide your name, address and a daytime phone number. Mail your notice to: Obituary Specialist, Reno Gazette-Journal, P.O. Box 22000, Reno, NV 89520.

il W-ni rs, I i i 5 It i -I I -i I sttgelLy taIW. IS Kv I By Forrest Hartman Acclaimed Seattle sculptor and painter Ginny Ruf f-ner will be in Reno today for the screening of a documentary film about her life. The movie, "A Not So Still Life: The Ginny Ruffner Story," won the Golden Space Needle Award at the Seattle International Film Festival, and it is showing at 2 p.m. at the Nevada Museum of Art as part of Artown. Directed by Karen Stanton, the 82-minute movie not only looks at Ruffner's work, it tells a story of survival and of the healing power of art.

That's because Ruffner was nearly killed in a devastating automobile accident 20 years ago. Immediately following the crash, Ruffner's prospects were consideredpoor. There was talk that she might not come out of the coma the accident left her in, and she was never again expected to walk or talk. Today, she does all of those things while continuing to create art. Although the film could have been a dark work, focused primarily on Ruffner's accident, Stanton chose a more upbeat ap- told in the documentary "A Not So Still Life." handout stmts prison was arrested on suspicion of robbery early Friday and might be the man who robbed several local businesses, authorities said.

The Regional Repeat Offender Program had Anthony Lamont Smith, 49, under surveillance early Friday when he allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven at 800 S. Wells Ave. Police followed him back to a transitional housing facility in southeast Reno, to which Smith had been paroled for a 2004 robbery conviction for a Las Vegas robbery, and tried to arrest him, the Repeat Offender Program said in a press release. There was a short chase and struggle before Reno detectives took Smith into custody. The Reno Police Department's crime analysis unit identified Smith, who has 12 felony convictions, as a suspect in five recent robberies, mostly convenience stores and usually around 1:30 a.m.

to 2:30 a.m., and put him under surveillance. Staff report FUEL GAUGE These are yesterday's average retail fuel prices in AAA's survey: AREA REGULAR Reno $3,619 Las Vegas 3.479 DIESEL $3,896 3.899 3.896 4.164 3.894 Nevada Sacramento Nation 3.537 3.698 3.594 rt.A ANTHONY SMITH ERROR WATCH A story Sunday about donations made to help build the new Korean War Veterans Memorial in Fernley contained incorrect information, provided by a source. Walmart was the major donor for the project. The Reno Gazette-Journal strives to maintain accuracy and fairness. If you see an error, please call the newsroom at 775-788-6397.

CIRCULATION If you didn't get your paper, call 800-970-7366. LOCAL TEXT ALERTS Breaking news on your cellphone: Text rgjnewsto 44636 Presented by metromix uwl artists, including sculptor Dale Chihuly and musician Graham Nash. Ruffner, who graduated with an M.F.A. from the University of Georgia in 1975, has received numerous honors for her work in the arts, including an Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Glass Art Society and a Visual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. After today's screening, she will greet the audience and participate in a question-and-answer session.

Pine counties need to be moved. In related news, singer, songwriter Sheryl Crow said she'll donate part of the profits from an upcoming concert in Wyoming to a wild horse protection group that is suing the government to try to stop a big mustang roundup in Nevada. Crow says the Colorado-based Cloud Foundation will get a share of the gate from IF YOU GO "A Not So Still Life: The Ginny Ruffner Story" will be shown at Artown. WHEN: Today at 2 p.m. with Ruffner afterward.

WHERE: Nevada Museum of Art COST: $10 general and $8 for Nevada Museum of Art members. DETAILS: 775-329-3333 or http:nevadaart.orgvisit eventcalendar. her show with Kid Rock at Cheyenne Frontier Days on July 22. The Grammy Award winner who grew up in Missouri said she shares the foundation's dedication to the preservation of wild horses on public lands. The group's lawyers are expected in federal court in Reno on Thursday.

They're trying to win an emergency injunction to block the roundup. i.fc -j Artist Ginny Ruffner's story is proach, looking at Ruffner's entire life, beginning with her childhood in South Carolina. The reason for that, Stanton said in press notes for the film, is that it's a more authentic representation of Ruffner as a person. Of course, the movie also considers Ruffner's vast body of artistic creations, covering everything from glass sculpture to pop-up books and public art installations. Because of her standing in the art world, the film features appearances by other noteworthy uled to begin next weekend along the Nevada-Utah line.

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