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Grandmother gives family role her all

The writing on Letha Rounds’ shirt could say it all: “Grandma is my name, spoiling is my game.” But the 78-year-old Paradise resident, who aims to start a local grandparents’ support group, is more than prepared to elaborate on her favorite role.

Paradise/Downtown Briefs

LAS VEGAS CITY COUNCIL VOTES TO MOVE VETERANS MEMORIAL TO HERITAGE PARK

T-shirt tower display to honor 9/11 victims at UNLV

Troy Gillett, a University of Nevada, Las Vegas, alumnus, has created two winding columns of about 5,000 T-shirts for display at Lied Library as part of UNLV’s events commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The T-shirts were given to UNLV by New York-New York, which collected them from a shrine that was created outside the hotel following the terrorist attacks.

Resident was part of recovery team after attacks on World Trade Center

Steve Capizzo combed through the World Trade Center rubble in hopes of finding survivors.
But death’s sour smell was everywhere. There were just bits and pieces of people wedged in among the twisted, burning steel.

Newsmakers

Meagan HoChing was honored by the United Way of Southern Nevada on Aug. 19 for her commitment to service with a special ceremony at Desert Rose Adult High School attended by U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley and Henderson Councilwoman Gerri Schroder.

Area briefing

LITTLE LEAGUE HONORS RETIRED OFFICER WITH 2011 CHALLENGER AWARD

Events around the city pay tribute to the 10-year anniversary of 9/11

To honor those who died, were injured or survived the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, events around the city are being planned to commemorate them this weekend. “It is the 10-year anniversary,” said Kristine Anderson, vice president of media and communication for 9/11 Remembrance Las Vegas. “It’s nice for us to all come together to remember.”

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