Newsmakers, April 23-30, 2015

Vegas PBS announced Keith Kaderlik as an instructional Web designer and Learning Management System coordinator for the station’s Global Online Advanced Learning program. The program is a service of Vegas PBS’ Workforce Training and Economic Development Department, offering affordable online education designed for entry, certification and advancement in the modern workplace.

City National Bank announced the appointment of Fafie Moore, president and broker/owner of Realty Executives of Nevada, to its Southern Nevada Advisory Board in March.

The Nevada Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation hosted the Nevada ProStart Invitational Feb. 25-26 at the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. Southeast Career Technical Academy’s team, whose members include Cameron Asato, Chabelis Bolano, Selena Ice, David Nead and Haylee Stephens, placed first in the restaurant management category. Winners in the individual competition categories included: Itzel Jaimes from East Career and Technical Academy for cake decorating — tiered; Carlos Pena from Southwest Career and Technical Academy for cake decorating — buttercream; and Maria Garcia Silva from Southeast Career Technical Academy for edible centerpiece. Mary Ferrari from Coronado High School was named 2015 Teacher of the Year.

The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament named Patrick Lindsey as the tournament director. Lindsey will replace six-year tournament director Adam Sperling, who will remain with the organization as executive director. The 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is planned Oct. 19-25 at TPC Summerlin.

Hutchison & Steffen announced the promotion of three new partners: Christian M. Orme, Jeffrey R. Hall, and Jacob A. Reynolds. Additionally, McDonald Carano Wilson LLP, a complex litigation, corporate and business transaction firm, announced that attorney P. Gregory Giordano has joined the its Las Vegas office as a partner.

The Las Vegas Business Academy welcomed three new members to the nonprofit’s Board of Directors: Loni Gray, national account manager of casinos at Brown-Forman; Heidi Hinkle, director of national accounts for hotels and casinos for Bacardi USA; and Chris Fava, chief executive officer of the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas.

Army Spc. Bryan L. Basil graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Basil is the son of Pamela M. St. Germain of Harrison, Tenn., and Bruce F. Basil of Las Vegas.

Air Force Airman Adrian Jacob L. Ordo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Ordo is the son of Celerina and Mariano Ordoñez of Henderson and is a 2012 graduate of Green Valley High School.

Army Pvt. Elliott B. Rhodes graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Rhodes is the son of Maia Rhodes of North Las Vegas and is a 2014 graduate of Western High School.

Air Force Airman Wyatt C. McMurry graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. McMurry is the son of Rodney and Kimberly McMurry of Las Vegas and is a 2012 graduate of Shadow Ridge High School.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Aubrey R. Buis graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Buis is the daughter of Shawn M. Havens of Las Vegas.

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class June Marinette B. Canlas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Canlas is the daughter of Armando and Carolina Canlas of Las Vegas.

Army Pvt. Elizabeth H. Dunn graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Dunn is the daughter of Marlene S. Day of Las Vegas and is a 2013 graduate of Shadow Ridge High School.

Army Pvt. Alena E. Moss graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Moss is the daughter of Kelly A. Moss of Henderson.

Alexandra H. Bartlett of Las Vegas made the fall 2014 dean’s list at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. Bartlett is a graduate of Faith Lutheran High School.

C-SPAN announced in March that Kayla Salehian, Elaina Young and Autumn Coulthard, eighth-graders at the Alexander Dawson School, were honorable mention winners in C-SPAN’s national 2015 StudentCam competition.

Air Force Airman Cameron R. Chernoff graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Chernoff is the son of Andrea R. Mickelson of Maple Valley, Wash., and Joel A. Chernoff of Las Vegas.


Air Force Airman Dylan L. Jackson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Jackson is the grandson of Bruce and Mary Jane Richardson of Las Vegas.

Underground home was built as Cold War-era hideaway
The underground house at 3970 Spencer Street is one of the valley’s most unusual homes built 26 feet underground in 1978 by Girard “Jerry” B. Henderson, who, planned to survive the end of the world there.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours takes you where the locals go
Donald Contursi talks about Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, which offers walking tours of restaurants on and off Las Vegas Boulevard with food samples and tidbits of history about the places they visit.
Bump stock manufacturers under fire
The Justice Department said last month that it had started the process to amend federal firearms regulations to clarify that federal law defines bump stocks as machine guns.
Art Bell’s Top 10 Shows
A selection of radio host Art Bell’s most popular shows.
Longtime Las Vegas attorney John Momot dies at age 74
Criminal defense attorney John Momot, who represented mob figures and even played himself in the movie “Casino,” has died.
David Copperfield in court after man injured during magic trick
The attorney for a British man who is suing illusionist David Copperfield said his client suffered serious injuries after being called on stage during Copperfield's show at MGM Grand.
5 things connecting Las Vegas and Marilyn Monroe
1. Marilyn Monroe, known then as Norma Jeane, obtained her first divorce in Las Vegas at the age of 20 on September 13, 1946. 2. According to some biographers, Monroe lived at 604 S. 3rd Street for four months during the summer of 1946. The house has since been torn down and is now the site of a parking lot. 3. In 1954, Monroe almost married Joe DiMaggio in Las Vegas but the wedding was called off last minute. The wedding was to be held at the Hotel El Rancho Vegas which was located on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. 4. Las Vegas has at least one road dedicated to the star. Marilyn Monroe Avenue is located in east Las Vegas and intersects with Betty Davis Street and Cary Grant Court. 5. There are currently more than 20 Marilyn Monroe impersonators for hire in the Las Vegas Valley.
Sir Richard Branson announces purchase of Hard Rock Hotel
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has acquired the Hard Rock Hotel with partners and plans to turn it into a Virgin-branded property by the end of 2019.
3 Centennial High School students killed in Calif. crash (Full)
Three Centennial High School students were killed Thursday morning in Southern California when their vehicle was struck by a suspected drunken driver while they were enjoying their spring break, according to a family member of one of the victims.
Retail Restroom Sexual Assault Suspect
Las Vegas police are asking for help finding a man they said groped a woman in a south Las Vegas Valley restroom. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Calvary Christian Learning Academy, “There was no fair warning.”
Samantha O’Brien, whose three-year-old daughter attended the Calvary Christian Learning Academy daycare, found out Monday night when her daughter’s teacher called about the school closing.
Mojave Max at Springs Preserve
File footage of Mojave Max at Springs Preserve. (Springs Preserve)
Companies bet their futures on cryptocurrency
Two Las Vegas entrepreneurs talk about finding their niche in blockchain enabled technologies and digital currency.
Solar panels reduce energy bill for CCSD
Wilbur and Theresa Faiss Middle School is one of 42 CCSD schools with solar panel installations, saving approximately $514,000 per year in energy costs.
Red carpet at MGM for Dan Reynolds Believer screening
Kats on the red carpet for the VIP screening of "Believer," the documentary by Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds about how the Mormon Church treats its LGBTQ members.
Driver dies in single-vehicle crash
One person is dead after an early Wednesday morning crash in the northwest valley. The single-vehicle crash was called in about 1:35 a.m. on Jones Boulevard just north of Deer Springs Way, according to Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Robert Stauffer. The driver, who was the only person inside the vehicle, died at the scene.
Uber Health to Improve Patient Ride-Hailing Services
Uber Health to Improve Patient Ride-Hailing Services On Thursday, Uber launched its Uber Health platform for healthcare providers. Medical facilities, rehab centers, clinics and hospitals can book rides for patients from a centralized dashboard – no app required. According to Techcrunch, Uber Health general manager Chris Weber noted some 3.6 million Americans miss appointments due to lack access to reliable transportation. Uber’s endeavors into health care trace back to 2014, when Uber first offered on-demand flu shots in large markets across the U.S. Since then there have been similar efforts throughout the world, from diabetes and thyroid testing in India, to subsidized rides for breast cancer screening in the U.S., to many more. Last summer, over 100 healthcare organizations joined the platform during a private beta. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
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