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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:

Metro Officer Nominated for National Award

Metro Officer Nominated for National Award


A Metro Police officer is nominated for “Officer of the Year” on a law enforcement website and needs votes from the community to win the honor.

Sgt. Chris Curtis of the LVMPD Downtown Area Command is one of nine national nominees. Curtis’ nomination is available to view here. A video about Curtis' efforts can be seen at the site.

His candidacy is being supported by UNLV’s Safe Community Partnership.

Volunteers and Donations Needed for Homeless Project

Volunteers and Donations Needed for Homeless Project


County officials need volunteers and donations to assist with the upcoming Project Homeless Connect that matches homeless people with needed help.

Areas of assistance include housing, food, legal assistance, job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and other services.

More than 700 volunteers are needed on December 6 at Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Boulevard. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 7 a.m. and stay until 4 p.m. but may spend a half-day at the event. For more information about volunteering, at Project Homeless Connect call (702) 892-2300 or visit www.HelpHopeHome.org.

Downtown Street to be Renamed in Honor of Slain Officer

Downtown Street to be Renamed in Honor of Slain Officer


A federal court security guard killed in the line of duty will have a downtown street named in his honor.

The Las Vegas City Council and the U.S. Marshals Service will host a ceremony to rename Chef Andre Rochat Place to Stanley W. Cooper Place at 11 a.m. Thursday. The ceremony will take place at the corner of Sixth Street and Chef Andre Rochat.

Stanley Cooper was working as a court security officer inside the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse when he was shot and killed on Jan. 4, 2010, by a lone gunman who entered the courthouse and opened fire. Cooper became a federal court security officer in 1994, after retiring with 26 years of service with Metro Police.

Bell Handles Double Duty in Orchestra Masterfully

The noted violinist does what he is known for, but also runs the show.

Joshua Bell doesn't wear a hat on stage. Not literally, anyway.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Russian Judges to Tour Las Vegas Courtrooms


Six Russian judges will tour Las Vegas’ courthouses next week to get a look at how American justice functions.

The judges will visit the Lloyd D. George U.S. Federal Courthouse, the Clark County Regional Justice Center and Family Court through the Open World, Rule of Law Program.

Mayor Carolyn Goodman will welcome the delegation to Las Vegas at 9 a.m. Monday at the Lloyd D. George Courthouse (courtroom 6B), 333 Las Vegas Blvd. S. At 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Apr. 25, the delegation will visit the Eighth Judicial District Court at the Regional Justice Center, 200 Lewis Ave. The visiting judges will be presented with ceremonial gavels before they begin shadowing District Court judges to get a firsthand look at the busiest court in Nevada.

The Open World, Rule of Law Program is bringing the judges for a week-long immersion into the U.S. justice system. From Apr. 21-27, the Russian judicial delegation will be led by Senior United States District Judge Lloyd D. George in cooperation with the Eighth Judicial District Court, Rotary Clubs of Southern Nevada, the U.S. Marshals and the Nevada Bar Association on a rigorous schedule that will provide an inside look at the American legal system.