Water Cooler: Paradise City Road, ‘Family Circus,’ Scotty Scorpion

Here are a few things in news, sports, entertainment and pop culture that caught our eye last week.

■ Paradise Road will be called Paradise City Road during Guns N’ Roses’ residency at the Hard Rock Hotel. Nominations are now open for which local road should be renamed for AC/DC’s "Highway to Hell."

■ Paradise Valley, Ariz., plans to honor late resident Bil Keane, creator of the "Family Circus," by erecting a sculpture featuring the comic strip’s characters. But you’ll have to take an absurdly circuitous walk to find it.

■ Nevada State College names its scorpion mascot "Scotty." The name’s not scary, but scorpions are definitely icky enough to inspire fear in opponents.

JOHN PRZYBYS (jprzbys@reviewjournal.com)

Celebrity photographer dedicates dance book to Las Vegas shooting victims
Behind the scenes with local celebrity photographer Jerry Metellus as he talks about his Dance For Vegas coffee book dedicated to the 58 victims of the October 1 shooting. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Dreamsickle Kids Foundation founder Gina Glass talks awareness
Gina Glass, 35, founded Dreamsickle Kids Foundation to raise awareness for sickle cell disease in Nevada. (Jessie Bekker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Meadows School founding kindergarten teacher retires after 34 years at the school
Linda Verbon, founder of the The Meadows School's kindergarten program and the first faculty member hired at the school, retired in the spring after 34 years at The Meadows. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Kids become firefighters at Fire Station 98 open house
Henderson residents wore fire hats, learned about CPR and met firefighters at the Fire Station 98 open house Saturday, August 11, 2018. (Marcus Villagran Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
People from all over the world attend RollerCon 2018
RollerCon 2018 is a five-day convention focused on the roller derby community and culture at Westgate in Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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