Gladys Stroud turns 100-years-old on Friday. If she’s not playing board games, she’s exercising, drinking scotch at happy hours, babysitting her great, great, great, grandson or enjoying live theatre either in Las Vegas or Los Angeles.
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At age 15, Oscar Ho sounds much older than his years. He says his parents help motivate him but some students don’t get that at home. “I try to show students what they can do when they apply themselves. When they get excited and do well, it’s a great feeling.”
The miniature pacemaker implanted in Pamela Ham without surgery is the latest effort to make heart surgery less traumatic.
Shannon Bilbray Axelrod listed herself as a foreign agent for Saudia Arabia just weeks before she was elected to the Nevada Assembly. Do we really want someone in Carson City who, at the behest of the Saudis, has done what she called “outreach”— lobbying that pits the veterans’ community against the 9/11 families?
UMC’s senior leadership team says that if the levels of uninsured go back to what they were a few years years — 35 percent of patients didn’t have insurance — taxpayer money would again be needed to bail out the public hospital.
AARP conducted a recent survey that shows that more than a third of baby boomers make a travel-related bucket list. On average, each boomer has eight destinations in mind.
While the creative technique that Las Vegas police used to catch a suspect in the beating deaths of two homeless men — the suspect repeatedly beat a blanketed decoy with a hammer — is impressive, the compassion and empathy they exhibited in taking on the case may be even more impressive.
Herb Randall, who was awarded the Silver and Bronze Star medals for valor in Vietnam, knows the importance of helping others. Four years ago he began the Nevada Senior Citizen Award, an honor that goes to a senior citizen for helping other seniors.
Charm McElree grew up hearing stories about how her uncle died serving his country during World War II. When her brother served in the Marines during the Vietnam War, she prayed for his safe return.
When a president gives an address, people often get a sense of his character by what he says. When you find out that lofty rhetoric attributed to the head of state such as “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country,” is not his, it’s difficult not to think his character is wanting. Why not give credit where credit is due?
With the modern workplace favoring technically savvy employees, more and more students are flocking to career and technical education.
Jay Larsen, an attorney who specializes in estate planning, said the worst thing baby boomers can do is to let estate planning fall by the wayside. Much of what you wanted to leave to family can get eaten up in attorney fees.
In recent weeks the federal government has run public service announcments urging baby boomers to be tested for hepatitis C. A number of veterans as well as doctors now believe that Vietnam veterans, all basically baby boomers, could have contracted hepatitis C through unsafe jet gun vaccinations.
Al Lunceford, 74, wants people to largely hold themselves accountable for their success or failure. Too often, he says, people lack the desire or dedication or discipline to succeed.
As columnist Paul Harasim lay in his hospital bed recently, he realized how little he had really told his kids about his life.