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Is it the End or Just the (Zombie) Beginning?

Is it the End or Just the (Zombie) Beginning?

By Alyssa Laiacona, Liberty High School

Dec. 21, 2012. The world is ending. Are you ready?

For at least a decade now, the year 2012 has been the poster girl for doom  -- much like the previous Y2K incident -- and with the months and days counting down, no one really knows what to expect.

The Mayans ended their calendar Dec. 21, 2012, and millions of followers believe that because of this, 2012 will inevitably end in an apocalypse. 

Others take a more specific approach: the catastrophe that the end of the year will bring can only be accompanied by the undead -- zombies. 

Container Store Looking for Super Fan

Container Store Looking for Super Fan

 

The Container Store, which is about to open at Town Square, is looking for the ultimate fan of its store.

The super fan contest is under way now. People interested in showing just how much they love the organizational store need to go to facebook.com/containerstore to leave a comment about why they are the ultimate fan or send an email to pr@containerstore.com. Entries must be submitted by May 4.

The winner will get to be at the front of the line when the store opens 9 a.m. Saturday, May 12. They will also get a super fan shopping cart, a prize package, a gift card and an invitation to the store’s Private Preview party.

Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

Food 4 Less, "Mammovan" Team Up for Breast Cancer Prevention

 

Free and low-cost breast cancer screenings will be offered at local Food 4 Less stores throughout 2012.

Food 4 Less has teamed up with Nevada Health Centers to offer low- to no-cost breast mammograms at selected Food 4 Less locations through the Centers’ Mammovan program.

The Nevada Health Center Mammovan is a mobile mammography van designed to travel to underserved areas of the state to provide mammogram screenings to geographically isolated and/or uninsured women who otherwise might not seek out the service on their own.

The program was made possible in part from a $10,000 grant from Food 4 Less to Nevada Health Centers.

The Mammovan will be offering breast cancer screenings at the following Food 4 Less locations throughout the year:

Machine Gun Enthusiasts Have a New Hot Spot

Machine Gun Enthusiasts Have a New Hot Spot

 

If you ever dreamed of firing a machine gun, a new store just west of the Strip seeks to fill your need.

Machine Guns 4 Fun recently opened a 12-lane shooting range at 5155 S. Dean Martin Dr., just off West Tropicana Ave. The store offers a chance to shoot such weapons as an AK-47, Remington 700, M4 Carbine, Uzi and Thompson Machine Gun, among others.

Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option

Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option

A number of Clark County School District high schools now offer healthier vending machine options for their students.

Fresh Healthy Vending is moving into the southern Nevada market and has installed its machines in nine local high schools. All food and drink options stocked in the machines exceed nutritional guidelines for schools, according to company officials.

According to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek, the San Diego-based company "charges franchisees about $11,000 per machine, which they then manage by ordering from Fresh Healthy online and restocking once or twice a week.”