Newsmakers, Nov. 6-12, 2014

Air Force Airman Shaun M. Miller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. He is a 2013 graduate of Sunrise Mountain High School.

The Las Vegas Hospitality Association honored five Las Vegas hospitality leaders at the 2014 Distinction Awards scholarship fundraiser dinner Sept. 23: the late Jackie Gaughan and family received the Legacy Award; MGM Resorts International received Business of the Year; Danielle Babilino, senior vice president of sales at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, received the Industry Leader Award; Alan Waxler, president and CEO of AWG Destination Services LLC, received the Spirit Award; and Ericka Aviles, business marketing manager of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, received the Rising Star award.

Audrey Smith of Las Vegas was named Ms. Senior Nevada in August. At the state competition at the South Point, she sang, played the piano and tap danced to “Almost Like Being in Love.” She is a music teacher at Lummis Elementary School.

Mary Tatlock of North Las Vegas, a freshman at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., was among 48 students who received the college’s highest scholarship, the Trustee’s scholarship, for the 2014-15 academic year.

Gregory Ambrose of Henderson, a freshman of Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., was among 92 students who received the college’s highest scholarship — the President’s scholarship — for the 2014-15 academic year.

Air Force Airman Pedr E. Torres graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Torres is the son of Pedro L. Torres and Isabel Vazquez of Las Vegas. He is a 2013 graduate of Sierra Vista High School.

Army and Navy Academy recognizes those students who have achieved cadet status after completion of Plebe Training. Plebe is the official term for a first-year cadet at the United States Military Academy at West Point, the United States Naval Academy and the Army and Navy Academy. Drayson Little and Johnlord Sy, both of Las Vegas, were recognized.

Members of the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn., class of 2018 received their white coats on Sept. 27, which marks the students’ entrance into medical school. Those receiving their white coats included Jared Kuntz of Henderson and Alexey Minevskiy and Adam D. Musgrave, both of Las Vegas.

Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., named the following students to its spring 2014 dean’s list: Samuel Alex, Andrew Badillo, Heather Bosheth, Shelby Hart, Taylor Hart and Gavin Sweeney, all of Henderson; Darian Johnson, Lucas Lee, Tessa McQuillan and Chrissy Shattuck, all of Las Vegas; and Asia Armstrong of North Las Vegas.

North Las Vegas Mayor Pro Tempore Anita Wood has been elected to serve as president of the Nevada League of Cities for 2015.

The 10th annual Las Vegas Ride for Kids, a motorcycle road ride benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, raised $65,663 Sept. 28. More than 300 people participated in the police-escorted ride from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to Town Square Las Vegas.

The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada announced that Michael G. Dimengo has taken the position of chief executive officer. Dimengo brings more than 37 years of senior management and consulting experience, with an emphasis in the nonprofit and entrepreneurial sectors.

Jeremiah Curry of Henderson, a graduate of Green Valley High School, was selected to join the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The competitive scholarship awards up to $8,000 per year, up to $32,000 for four years, if renewal requirements are met.

Army Pvt. Cora A. Myers graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Myers is the daughter of Randy Myers of Las Vegas and is a 2014 graduate of Cowan Sunset Southeast High School.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Ricardo J. Martin graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Martin is the son of Maria E. Hoernke of Las Vegas.

Lights FC coach Eric Wynalda lost his home in California wildfire
Eric Wynalda, coach of the Las Vegas Lights FC soccer team, talks about losing his home in the deadly California wildfires during an interview in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 17, 2018. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Women face issues from Essure birth control implants
DeVonna "Kat" Normand said she had complications from the Essure birth control implants. Normand uses her Sin City Heat show at 22.3 TakeOver Vegas Radio internet radio station in Las Vegas as a platform to raise awareness about Essure and connect with other women who have used the device. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Truancy and Clark County schools
Tony Stark, one of 23 attendance officers with the Clark County School District, have a tall order tracking down students who aren't in school.
North Las Vegas Water Meters
Randy DeVaul shows off the new water meters that the city is installing.
Project 150 Thanksgiving 2018
About 100 volunteers for Project 150 box Thanksgiving meals for high school students and their families in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Three Square’s Maurice Johnson Talks About Food Waste
Three Square’s director of operations Maurice Johnson talks about food waste.
Parade preparation nears completion
Downtown Summerlin prepares for its annual holiday parade.
Clark County Wetlands promotes 2019 Wetland Walker Program
This year the park will be celebrating the Northern Flicker. The program is designed to teach about that bird, and encourage people to visit the Wetlands and walk the same distance the bird migrates each year.
Poet’s Walk Henderson introduces storytelling
Residents enjoy a storytelling activity.
Downtown Summerlin hosts its annual Festival of Arts
People crowd to Downtown Summerlin for the 23rd annual Summerlin Festival of Arts in Las Vegas, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Clark County educators debate alternative grading systems
Spring Valley High School principal Tam Larnerd, Spring Valley High School IB coordinator Tony Gebbia and retired high school teacher Joyce O'Day discuss alternative grading systems. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Grandparents on the fire that killed three family members
Charles and Doris Smith talk about the night an apartment fire took the lives of three of their family members. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
New York artist Bobby Jacobs donated a sculpture to the Las Vegas Healing Garden
Bobby Jacobs, an artist from upstate New York, has spent much of the past year creating a sculpture of two separate angel wings. He donated the sculpture to the Las Vegas Healing Garden. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Weather will cool slightly through the end of the week
The weather will cool slightly through the end of the week., but highs are still expected to be slightly above normal for this year. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye
Mayor announces new public-private partnership
Mayor Carolyn Goodman announced the creation of the Mayor’s Fund for Las Vegas LIFE, a public-private partnership that will allocate money to the city’s neediest.
Fremont9 opens downtown
Fremont9 apartment complex has opened in downtown Las Vegas. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Fall fairytale gets cozy at Bellagio Conservatory
Bellagio Conservatory introduces its fall-themed garden titled "Falling Asleep." (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
What the house that Ted Binion died in looks like today
Casino heir Ted Binion died in this Las Vegas home in 1998. Current home owner Jane Popple spent over $600,000 to restore and modernize the home. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
Rescue Mission employees terminated
Don James, a former employee for the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, talks about the day his team was terminated. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Cupcakes at Freed's Bakery
Freed's Bakery will have Raiders-themed cupcakes available in store and for order during football season. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s fans say goodbye to Cashman Field
Las Vegas 51s fans said goodbye to Cashman Field in Las Vegas, Monday September, 3, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
51s owner Don Logan's last weekend at Cashman Field
Don Logan, owner of the Las Vegas 51s, gives a tour of Cashman Field before the team's final weekend using the field. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @marcusvillagran
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