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.
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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.
After Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger successfully landed a huge airliner on the Hudson River in New York, he explained that his experience, education and training made the difference. That landing saved a 155 lives.
Almost two weeks ago, columnist Paul Harasim told how a school works to keep students and their families positive, particularly homeless families. Harasim told of a mother with three daughters who often slept in their car. Readers helped the family, donating money for an apartment and clothes.
Kevin Knoke has the largest pool table delivery business in Las Vegas. He always dreamed of being an entrepreneur.
My dad and I spent the better part of an April afternoon in 1958 trying to find golf clubs for me at the Salvation Army, Goodwill and other thrift stores in Flint, Michigan.
How does the bombardment of violence on TV and in other forms of media help American society? For Minnie Mistretta, the answer comes easily. It doesn’t.
Dr. Meena Vohra, medical director of University Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital, has seen the hospital grow since 1991. She’s still committed to saving lives and says she’ll retire when UMC has a free-standing children’s hospital.
Unless you buy into Dr. James Gabroy’s belief that the Nevada State Medical Board is solely out to harass him, there is no other way to describe the board’s treatment of the internist.
Most of the Wendell Williams Elementary student body lives in poverty. Teachers and administrators try to stay relentlessly positive to help the children deal with the challenges of life. But Erica Conner and her family, who are homeless, struggle to stay positive.
Laura Sussman, co-owner of Kraft-Sussman Funeral Services, says baby boomers are personalizing their funerals to the point where they may end up in the coffin in surfing gear instead of their best church suit. She said it’s common for services now to be held in parks instead of funeral homes. And rock music instead of somber church music is now common at many funerals.
Tracy Rodgers and Brian Lee, two experts on nursing home care, say the squeaky wheel gets the grease when it comes to nursing home care. They encourage regular visitations and speaking up about care respectfully when at a nursing home. Nevada has gone from an “F’ grade to a “B” grade in nursing care because nursing homes added staff.
Brian and Nicole Hammond are kindred spirits. They never saw themselves as either foster or adoptive parents, yet that’s what they became, adopting six children born to drug-addicted mothers.
Some people believe former Stanford student and star swimmer Brock Turner is destined for failure because of his sexual assault conviction. But many misogynists in the the United States — ranging from Bill Clinton to Mike Tyson — have gone on to great success despite their terrible behavior.
Retired teacher Yvonne Cooper is one of the many baby boomers who’s bought her dream car. She bought it as a gift to herself. Statistics show that boomers buy the most cars, yet only 10 percent of marketing dollars are spent on advertising to them.
Near 2500 guns that people use for protection in Las Vegas are stolen by thieves. In a country where the FBI reports that are more than 2 million home burglaries each year, it isn’t easy easy to have guns for protection when thieves are at work.
My wife, Patricia, and I drove out of town last weekend for some R&R. Within minutes of driving onto our Summerlin street, the wonderful feeling of restoration turned into a high-anxiety downer.
For far too long she couldn’t talk about what happened to her — and what almost happened to her — without sobbing.
Dr. James Gabroy has a sterling record. No malpractice cases, no professional hiccups. Until now. A complaint was made against his penmanship. Though his alleged bad handwriting could cost him his license, on top of the $70,000 he’s already spent defending himself.
What we found after the gator attack that killed a child at Disney World is that marketing for the park was a long way from reality. It’s now possible that the park will now become truly family friendly.
It can drive you half crazy — deciding whether to retire. And if you do decide to retire, and then realize you weren’t ready, it’s quite possible you’ll feel like you’ve gone completely mad.
Zachary Cabanski is a senior at UNLV. He plans to become a teacher. He almost flunked out.
Tracy Rodgers was the reigning 2011 Ms. Nevada when she was in an horrific car accident. She had to endure 29 surgeries and she deals with pain every day. Still, she’s now competing to become Ms. America during a competition in Brea, California, on Sept. 3.
Joseph Konicek did two tours in Vietnam. A retired installer of floor coverings, he is 70 percent disabled from post-traumatic stress disorder. He also has battled prostate cancer and urges men to be tested.