Lysa Buonanno thought she had a bad back. What she had was lung cancer that spread to her bones. Modern medicine brought her back from Stage 4 cancer to none today. But no one knows how long that will last.
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As he sat in the Pilot truck stop in North Las Vegas, trucker Jerry Jackson, a Texan, said President-elect Trump can easily save millions of jobs in the trucking industry by simply stopping the movement toward driverless trucks. He said working people need to be taken into consideration more than technology.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor. Teachers have changed the country for the better for years and yet not one K-12 teacher has been honored with the medal.
Jeffrey Klein, CEO of Nevada Senior Services, says Las Vegas already needs more than the two nonprofit adult day-care facilities where baby boomers drop off older loved ones or are dropped off themselves.
With a growing giraffe at his Lion Habitat Ranch, Keith Evans needed to build a taller barn. He did. Now he’s working to get it insulated and wired for heat to ensure Ozzie the giraffe stays cozy and warm throughout the winter.
When Patti Novak’s marriage crumbled, she decided to be a matchmaker. Her kind of in your face advice — “Don’t eat with your mouth open” — has helped her become a TV star, a book author, and the holder of a lucrative career. She shows that unmitigated gall can make the American Dream possible.
Sam Kaufman,now the CEO of the new Henderson Hospital, said he originally went public with his weight loss surgery to help others gain the courage to take care of their weight problems. He now says that going public helped him as well, by putting a positive pressure on himself to succeed.
When Mason VanHouweling was in the Air Force Reserves — he was stationed in Afghanistan after 9/11 —, he fell in love with his future wife largely through emails and telephone calls. He credits her support for helping him turn around the financial affairs of UMC.
Lisa Harun is one of 8000 entrepreneurs in Las Vegas this week for a marijuana business convention. She believes she has made a watertight vaping device that allows one to inhale weed while showering.
The recent election has show a great class, cultural and racial divide. Some people say the draft should be restored because it helps Americans realize that we’re all human. Does it take the threat of war for Americans to understand this?
Michael O’Dowd has been honored both statewide and nationally for his direction of schools. Now he’s taken on a new challenge, the principalship of Pinecrest Academy Inspirada K-8 charter school in Henderson. Parents appreciate the way he tries to make his school competitive nationally and teachers appreciate that he leads by example, working long hours every day.
Guy Lashlee was a Marine Corps navigator who was shot down and lived to tell about it. Today, he says that you don’t have to live on the edge, to stare death in the face, to feel really alive.
Dr. Dale Carrison, a much honored Las Vegas physician, argues that specifying a certain age for competency testing is age discrimination.
First, a written snapshot of 76-year-old Joan Schmidt, one of the nation’s top senior power lifters.
Until 2014, Milton Linn’s family had no idea the World War II Army Ranger had participated in what became known as The Great Raid.
Dr. Dale Carrison is 77 and still going strong. An admitted screw-up as a young man, he become a sheriff’s deputy and an FBI agent, then an auto parts salesman. A monster midlife crisis turned him into a doctor.
Loretta Eichelberger, the 86-year-old mother of former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins who remains active in her later years, says she raised her son to be honest. Collins, who says he shouldn’t have been drinking while fighting the flu, says he abruptly resigned from office last year to help his mother and father move.
Johnny Skandros, one of the co-founders of SCRUFF, a dating app for gay men around the world, says tough times at Palo Verde High School helped fuel his drive for business success.
Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, medical director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Disease, says the 2025 target date for coming up with drugs to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s is in jeopardy.
Shiela Burns, a counselor at Centennial High School, works hard at staying positive after have surgeries and chemo and radiation for breast cancer. After having cancer removed in one breast, she was found to be cancer free after treatment yet decided to undergo a double mastectomy. Fear of the disease has increasingly caused women who have cancer in one breast to have their healthy breast also surgically removed.
Developer Michael Saltman, whose apartments and buildings have made a lasting imprint on Las Vegas, attributes’ a lot of his success to what in learned in Flint, Michigan, which is now devastated by a lack of jobs and undrinkable water.
Joe Ann Ricca, a Las Vegan who founded the Richard III Foundation 20 years ago — “I love 15th century history”— says we now have the chance to ensure a better sculpture is done of the controversial king who ruled England from 1483 to 1485.
Patricia Bass is a crossing guard. She’s almost been hit in the crosswalk several times. She worries about irate drivers attacking her when she stops traffic — just because they are in a hurry.
After Brandon Moran came down with an illness that forced him onto dialysis, his friend Jacob McCulloch decided to see if he could donate a kidney to Moran, which would allow him to live a normal life.
Yuliya “Julie” Usyk wants her 22-month-old son Matthew to be more marketable, so she’s teaching him the language she grew up with: Russian.
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