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.

Camp Broadway teaches kids how to sing and dance
The Smith Center's seventh annual Camp Broadway musical theater program gives 150 kids ages 6-17 an opportunity to learn musical theater skills from industry professionals over a five-day period. Marcus Villagran/ Las Vegas Review-Journal @brokejournalist
Restoring classic Corvettes to perfection
Members of the National Corvette Restorers Society Convention talk about what it takes to earn the NCRS Top Flight Award for a restored Corvette at South Point in Las Vegas on Tuesday July 17, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Watch Ruthless! at Las Vegas Little Theatre
The musical Ruthless! will be playing at Las Vegas Little Theatre from July 13-29. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Cadaver art and sword swallowing at The Dark Arts Market
Curator Erin Emrie talks about her inspiration for The Dark Arts Market at Cornish Pasty Co. in Las Vegas Tuesday, July 10, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
'NO H8' Campaign comes to Las Vegas
Hundreds of locals participate in the NO H8 campaign founded by Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley as a response to Proposition 8, a California ban on same-sex marriage. The campaign has since evolved to represent equal treatment for all. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
What to expect at Station Casinos' Fourth of July celebration
Station Casinos' is hosting its annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks by Grucci. Fireworks scheduled to go off on Wednesday, July 4 around 9 p.m. at Green Valley Ranch Resort, Red Rock Resort, Fiesta Rancho and Texas Station. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Star Wars and Golden Knights mashup at downtown art shop
Star Wars and Vegas Golden Knights fans attend the Boba Fett Golden Knight Paint Class at The Bubblegum Gallery in Las Vegas, Friday, June 29, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Tourists and locals enjoy Independence Day fireworks at Caesars Palace
Hundreds of tourists and locals gaze at the Independence Day fireworks show at Caesars Palace on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Clark County recount votes in commission’s District E primary
Clark County staff begin the recount requested by candidate Marco Hernandez in the democratic primary for the County Commission's District E seat on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Long-running local hip hop producer wants Vegas rappers to shine
Las Vegas Hip Hop producer and co-owner of Digital Insight Recording Studios Tiger Stylz reflects on 30 years of music production in the city. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
"Pawn Stars" fans visit Richard Harrison's memorial at Gold & Silver Pawn
"Pawn Stars" fans from around the world visit the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas following the passing of Richard "Old Man" Harrison on Monday, June 25, 2018. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
Construction for new 51s ballpark underway
New home of the Las Vegas 51s is planned to be finished by March 2019 in Summerlin according to team president Don Logan. (Marcus Villagran/Review-Journal) @brokejournalist
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.
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