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.
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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.
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.
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