Water Cooler: Texting while driving, ‘Octomom,’ screening babies

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

■ Police report that thousands of Nevadans were ticketed over the first three months of 2012 for using cellphones while driving. And, from what we could tell, every single one of them was driving in front of us while we were trying to get to work.

■ “Octomom” Nadya Suleman u25B6 files for bankruptcy. Any one of her 14 (in all) kids already have math skills sufficient enough to have seen this coming.

■ A Newark, N.J., airport is shut down for more than an hour while officials search for a baby who hadn’t been properly screened at a security checkpoint. Because nothing’s more terrifying a security risk than a baby with a diaper that’s about to blow.

JOHN PRZYBYS (jprzybys@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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