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AirTegrity Wireless of Stateline donated a wireless broadband system to Sand Harbor State Park. The Incline Village park is home to the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival.

The network is one of the first solar-powered pre-WiMAX installations at high altitude.

AirTegrity installs base, relay and subscriber stations in its wireless networks.

Big 5 Sporting Goods to open Minden store

Big 5 Sporting Goods of El Segundo has scheduled the opening of a Minden store Sept. 21 at 1770 Highway 395. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The grand opening sale is slated for 10 a.m. Sunday.

Wholesale inflation for July is minimal

Inflation at the wholesale level edged up by the smallest amount in five months in July as falling food prices helped offset another rise in energy costs.

The Labor Department reported that wholesale prices increased a slight 0.1 percent in July, far below the 0.5 percent jump in June.

– Staff and wire reports compiled by Susan Wood

— Camarillo, Calif.

Survey: Nationwide gas prices drop by 15 cents

U.S. retail gas prices dropped 15 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, the sharpest decline in nearly a year, according to a survey released Sunday.

The national average for self-serve regular stood at $2.87, down from just under $3.03, according to the Lundberg Survey of 7,000 gas stations across the country. That was about 25 cents higher than prices this time last year.

Mid-grade prices averaged $2.98 a gallon, while premium cost $3.09.

The lowest price was $2.60 a gallon in Des Moines, Iowa, and the highest was in Honolulu at $3.32.

Among California cities surveyed, the highest average price for self-serve regular was $3.13 a gallon in San Diego. The lowest, $2.95 a gallon, was in Sacramento.

– The Associated Press


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