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Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

n Stateline

$1.3 jackpot hit at Lakeside Inn

A Fremont man said he was down to his last quarters when Lady Luck intervened at a Stateline casino.

Kurt Yoshio Kitajima walked away Sunday with a $1.3 million jackpot from the Lakeside Inn and Casino.

“I was playing my last 75 cents and was hoping I would hit something to keep me playing,” Kitajima said in a statement released by the casino.

He said he was unaware at first that he had hit the MegaJackpot on the Wheel of Fortune slot machine. A financial consultant, Kitajima said he plans to put his winnings into a savings account.

n Douglas County

Candidate party is scheduled

On Saturday, Douglas County Democrats will participate in a nationwide event to raise money for presumed presidential candidate John Kerry.

Five families in Douglas County, including one in Stateline, have opened their doors for anyone who wants to participate.

“We’re inviting everyone who wants to support John Kerry, including independents and members of any political party. Families and children are welcome,” said Jerry Joldersma, spokesman for the Douglas County Democratic Central Committee.

The parties will run from 2 to 5 p.m. Each party will participate in a conference call with Sen. Kerry at 3 p.m. and will also view his latest video.

Jane Foraker-Thompson, the Democratic candidate for Douglas County Commissioner, will visit some or all of these parties. Douglas County Democrat T-shirts will be for sale.

The Stateline party will be hosted by Cindy Trigg, at 238 Terrace View. Call (775) 338-7561 or to sign up early.

Food and beverages will be provided but participants can also bring their own.

– Staff reports

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