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Teacher Killed on 9/11 Remembered

Teacher Killed on 9/11 Remembered

 

Current students at Palo Verde High School did not know Barbara Edwards, but that did not stop them from gathering Friday morning to honor her.

Edwards taught foreign language classes at Palo Verde and was among the 64 people on American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Ten years after that attack, her fellow teachers and close friends can still remember the shock of that morning.

"It is still very clear in my mind, very much etched," said Kevin Hagood, a math teacher at Palo Verde and one of Edward’s close friends.

"It was such a shock that I could not believe it," added Gail Fahy, a fellow foreign language teacher. “It was a tragic day. I think everything stopped. Life stopped that day."

Edwards was not supposed to be on that flight. She had switched to be home in time for Fahy’s birthday, which is September 11.

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Metro Police

Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Metro Police

The family of a young man who was shot and killed by two Las Vegas police officers filed a lawsuit against the department.

The family of Rafael Alonso Olivas filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit Thursday. Olivas’ mother, Alma Chavez, is seeking $9 million from the two officers involved, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie and the department.

Olivas died after a confrontation with police outside his mother's home near Buffalo and Westcliff drives in July. His mother called police because he was upset, and she wanted help calming him down. When police arrived, they found Olivas armed with a butcher knife.

Officers say they ordered him to drop the knife, but he refused and kept moving towards them. That is when the two officers shot and killed him. 

Chavez says she never expected police would kill her son.

Restaurant Critic: T-BONES – Flaming Fern Bar Goodness

Restaurant critic John Curtas says that despite the decor, the steakhouse at Red Rock Hotel and Casino makes a great steak. 

T-Bones looks like the architect got lost in a book of bad 70s design concepts and never found his way out.

It looks like a fern bar on steroids…minus the ferns…overwhelming you with stainless steel, brass and glass that serve no purpose other than to overwhelm you with steel, brass and glass. (Not to mention the flaming fire wall!)

Read more at Eating Las Vegas.

Safe Kids Fair Planned

Safe Kids Fair Planned

Sunrise Children's Hospital and Safe Kids Clark County are teaming up for a fair to provide vital information for parents.

The fair will feature a free car seat check, information on safe sleeping habits and tips for avoiding household dangers. There will also be a pediatrician on site to answer questions. Parents will get a chance to win a free car seat. 

The event runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Daggerman's Just for Kids on Rainbow Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.

Eatery Celebrates Birthday with Dining Discounts

Eatery Celebrates Birthday with Dining Discounts

Rachel's Kitchen is celebrating five years in operation with discounts on some of its popular dishes.

The restaurant is offering meals for $5 on Thursday.

The restaurant recently moved from its original location at 215 and Town Center Drive to a new location at Hualapai Way and Desert Inn Road. The new location offers a bigger kitchen and more dining space. The owner moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas to open a restaurant and has found success despite the economic downturn. 

Free Yoga Class for Salutation Nation

Free Yoga Class for Salutation Nation

Yoga enthusiasts will get a chance for a free class outside at Tivoli Village in September.

Salutation Nation is a celebration of International Yoga Day. It is a way to encourage people around the country to enjoy the ancient practice in an outdoor setting on the same day. The yoga clothing and accessory company lululemon is sponsoring the free class on September 10 at 9 a.m. The class is for all levels and ages. Participants should bring a yoga mat, water and a towel.

 

Mosaic Salon Planning Haircut-A-Thon To Raise Funds For Kids Facing Cancer

Mosaic Salon on Sahara Avenue is once again hosting a Haircut-a-Thon to raise money for children facing cancer.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will include haircuts, manicures and pedicures. All stylists and nail technicians have agreed to donate their time so that all the funds raised will go toward the Cure 4 The Kids Foundation. Haircuts are $25, blowdrys are $25, pedicures are $25 and manicures are $15.

Last year's event raised more than $3,000. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 732-0232 or via email at info@cure4thekids.org. Mosaic Salon is located at 8320 W Sahara Avenue, between Durango and Cimarron.