Amanda Galvan, 16, won a prestigious graphic design competition in the U.S. that was open to university students. She also took eighth place in international competition.
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Sister Xiomara Mendez-Hernadez left a career in high fashion to become a nun. She says she felt empty designing clothes for the wealthy. She now works as a chaplain for St. Rose Dominican Church-Siena campus.
Don Bernard is a lawyer and teacher who once dreamed of becoming a priest. Though Bernard decided against joining the priesthood, he has spent his adult life reaching out to those who are less fortunate.
Studies in the past three years show that baby boomers are becoming inceasingly obese and unhealthy because they eat too much. Heart problems, arthritis, diabetes and decreased mobility are only a few problems caused by being overweight.
Brad Carson wears reminders from his career with the Nevada Department of Public Safety on his skin every day. He says life is a great adventure.
Mike Rayburn is a guitar-playing comedian and motivational speaker. The Henderson resident once found himself giving pointers to his wife on childbirth while in the Carnegie Hall lobby. In his book “What if…?” , he says “the most powerful motivational force on this planet is not power, money, sex or fame; it’s a sense of purpose.”
During the depths of the Great Recession, Lola Pokorny acted on her entrepreneurial dream. Many business people questioned her sanity when she said she wanted to open a new restaurant in 2009, a time when restaurants were shuttering with distressing frequency.
Dr. Todd Swanson, a longtime surgeon in Las Vegas, says increased activity bybaby boomers, coupled with obesity, is fueling the increase in knee replacement surgery. The number of Americans getting the surgery is expected to jump from 600,000 a year to more than 3 milliion by 2030.
Greg Freeman wants to have a good time when he isn’t working as a dental assistant, so he started a Cowboys fan club that includes space for children. He’s a good-natured fanatic who likes seeing people get together and have fun.
Former Las Vegas cop Laurie Bisch, who ran unsuccessfully for sheriff and city council, now finds meaning restoring homes and selling them. She is a big supporter of community policing.
Patricia “Patty” Misuraca has been in the service industry for 40 years. She tries to give people the kind of service she would like. The remembers the names of patrons and what they like to eat with the hope of continuing to create a family atmosphere at Lou’s Diner.
Federal statistics show that baby boomers account for more than a third of the increase in bicycle trips. Low-impact exercise is attractive to those who don’t want wear and tear on their joints.
Janice Bullocks did nothing wrong but another driver did. Now she can no longer live the life she had. The accident wasn’t serious enough to make the news, but it changed her life forever.
Steve Horner, a former talk show host and a writer of self help books, has long fought for men to have equal rights in bars and at pool parties. Now he says in order to get justice it is necessary for men to say they’re women.
Does it make sense to travel overseas to deal with terrorist threats. When author went to Nice two years ago, French uthorites already had soldiers guarding the city — will in advance of the terrorist tragedy of two weeks ago.
Las Vegas dentist Dr. Greg Edwards noted recently that the implications of poor oral health extend far beyond the mouth. The inability to chew affects nutrition and missing teeth can cause social isolation.
Dr. Marietta Nelson, a Las Vegas ophthalmologist, advises baby boomers to get yearly checkups to prevent blindness from age-related diseases. If diseases are caught early, she says blindness can be prevented.
At the order of District Judge Richard Scotti, robbery defendant Bayzle Morgan has been allowed to cover up tattoos that show he’s a neo-Nazi white supremacist. Taxpayer-funded makeup amounts to a bailout for his bad decisions.
Poet Lee Mallory came to Las Vegas from California hoping to turn on Southern Nevadans to poetry. He’s performed in casinos, bars and coffee houses, believing that in these trying times poetry can mellow people out.
As the world waits to see if the entire Russian team is expelled from the 2016 Olympic Games, Las Vegan John “Jack” Spargo remembers how the Russians always did things their own way.
With research finding that the typical boomer feels nine years younger than his/her chronological age, it is not surprisingthat many of them opt for plastic surgery, a doctor says. Men are now becoming a much larger part of the cosmetic surgery market to stay competitive in the marketplace and to attract spouses after a divorce.
A math teacher who refuses to allow classroom time to be wasted also finds time to help students with challenges of poverty. Even though her students are often labeled at-risk, she has managed to raise test scores in math.
If there is no trust, blacks and whites will always face conflict. A schoolteacher and a journalist learned through their work that there are good and bad among both whites and blacks.
Former mayor and American Heart Association executive escaped Nazi concentration camps at age 7, says illegal immigrants deserve compassion.
A veteran Las Vegas financial planner says that people approaching retirement must plan to have an income stream that covers their basic expenses.
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