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Former Gorman Star in Trouble for NBA Violation

Former Gorman Star in Trouble for NBA Violation

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves President Flip Saunders says the team "fully supports" the decision to send first-round draft Shabazz Muhammad home from the NBA's rookie transition program due to a rules violation.

Muhammad was sent home after bringing a female visitor to his hotel room Tuesday night. Players are required to get approval for guests from program officials. Muhammad also will be fined for the infraction, which was first reported by USA Today. He will have to go through the program again next summer.

Muhammad was chosen 14th overall by the Timberwolves in June after one season at UCLA.

The rookie transition program is a four-day seminar that is held to help teach young players about making the jump from college, or overseas, to the NBA.

 

Four Students Receive $5,000 College Scholarships

Four Students Receive $5,000 College Scholarships

Four local students will receive $5,000 college scholarships from the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

Information from the organization credits Steve Wynn with making the awards possible. Recipients were chosen based on commitment to education, dedication to community service, and strength of character in overcoming personal obstacles to achieve academic excellence.

The winners are:

Spring Valley Students Meet with Reid in Washington

Spring Valley Students Meet with Reid in Washington

 

A group of students from Spring Valley High School got a look inside the halls of Congress last week.

Nevada Senator Harry Reid met last week with the students from the school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program to discuss their future education and achieving their dreams. The student group was led by Ian Salzman and Angelica Strong, teachers at Spring Valley High School.

Heller Talks to Vegas Chamber About Economic Recovery

Heller Talks to Vegas Chamber About Economic Recovery

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller says big government, big business and big unions are stalling the economic recovery.

Heller said Friday that federal bailouts of some auto companies and banks rewarded bad decisions.

Heller is speaking at a Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting at the Palms casino off the Las Vegas Strip. He is running to keep his seat against Democrat Shelley Berkley. She has represented Las Vegas in the U.S. House since 1999.

The chamber event comes a few months after Heller cancelled a meeting at the last minute with the separate Latin Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas because some Democratic leaders showed up to hear his speech.

Seniors Create Warm Hats for Homeless Teens

Seniors Create Warm Hats for Homeless Teens

The Yarn Stormers are back at it, this time focusing on hats instead of handrails.

A group from the West Flamingo Senior Center, located at 6255 West Flamingo Rd. in Las Vegas, is the first to participate in the international public art movement referred to as "Yarn Storming." Tthe handrailing which they covered in decorative yarn caught the eye of a middle school teacher’s aide, Ms. Stevens, from a local school in the center’s neighborhood.

Ms. Stevens contacted the Clark County Parks and Recreation center’s supervisor, Diane Bush, about approaching the center’s Yarn Stormers to see if they would make hats for the homeless teens attending the school. Ms. Stevens estimated that there were about 30 homeless teens that could use some warm head coverings. Despite the coming holidays and the many projects each of the workshop attendees have going at any one time, three members of the group volunteered to make hats for the teens.

Las Vegas Woman Wins Grocery Store Contest

Las Vegas Woman Wins Grocery Store Contest

 

Las Vegas resident Tonya Jacobsen recently won a year’s worth of groceries ($5,000) in Fresh & Easy’s Design–a-Bag contest.

Tonya’s colorful acrylic-painted design of fruits, vegetables and the sun boasting the Fresh & Easy logo was chosen by Fresh & Easy customers to be the company’s next reusable bag. Jacobsen, who paints in her spare time, will see her design printed on reusable bags to be sold at all Fresh & Easy stores in California, Nevada and Arizona later this year.

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Achievement Awards Given to Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada honored 34 Girl Scouts during its recent 2011 Young Women of Distinction ceremony at The Orleans Hotel & Casino.

The Gold Award is Girl Scouts highest earned honor, and is an opportunity for a girl to put her leadership skills, career interests, and personal values together to serve her community. Gold Award recipients: