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((michael stevens)) kirsten... it just before 8-this morning when we learned c-c-s-d superintendent pat skorkowsky wanted to talk to the media... in an impromptu press conference to dicuss exactly what happened at this junior high school. his visit came as parents and kids brought bags full of clothes to the school to be tested for traces of mercury. one woman i spoke with told me she decided to bring her kids clothes in from lasf was in the school earlier than wednesday when a school administrator first reported seeing it. the superintendent says c-c-s-d has been working with the health district on this... and he's urging any parents with questions to call. the e-p-a is working to decontaminate everything at this point. as the district and c-c-s-d police try to figure out how the dangerous chemical got its way onto this campus... and who brought it: ((pat skorkowsky // superintendent: this is serious. and it is serious that -- students tend to think they're protecting their friends when they're really endangering other
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came from, who brought it in and how it was passed around so we can put preventative plans in for the future at this school and other schools. )) ((michael stevens)) >> the superintendent says they're goal right now is to figure out many of the "unknowns" and get this school opened again by monday. on monday, district officials says they're planning on holding a debrief with administrators and other first responders to talk about how everything was handled.. improved in their disaster plan. ((michael stevens)) as for the parents... its been a mixed bag. some are happy with what the district is doing to make sure their kids are safe... while others are disappointed with a lack of communication. the superintendent says they hope to have more answers soon... and as soon as they have more info they'll be releasing it to
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so just how dangerous is mercury? doctors we spoke with say less than a gram of it can be dangerous. the e-p-a has said they were concerned at how much the mercury spread at johnson junor high... because as it's moved around campus... it vaporizes and goes into the air ducts... where it's eventually breathed experts say in severe cases... the effects can be very dangerous: (( dr. daliah wachs/family physician severe toxcity reaction could be g-a effects, your gastrointestinal system, your kidney, your nervous system... it can be some serious stuff... plus just a little bit of mercury is enough to do it : )) ((kirsten joyce)) >> very high exposures can even cause respiratory failure.. or even death... other symptoms of elemental mercury poisoning include mood
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((kirsten joyce)) a vote on clark county's plan to shift the power within the school district is expected today. the legistlative commission will decide whether to adopt regulations that would reorganize the country's fifth largest district... after they were passed by the board of education last week. under the new rules.. principals would be given more power.. and each school would be it's own precinct within the distirct. if passed... the new format would be implemented by the 2017-2018 school year./// ((kirsten joyce)) we've had a warm end to but the forecast shows some good news... double digits! right sherry? ((sherry swensk)) yes... that's next week... but first we have to get through a very warm friday and a warmer weekend coming our way. .............. temps in the low 90s around the valley already and we're on track to match yesterday's high of 100 degrees. ............... clear skies and dry air stays with
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system drops into the northwest this weekend and our area early next week to pick up the wind sunday night and monday. ........... this afternoon the heat builds steadily heading toward the century mark by mid to late afternoon. ............... the heat will subside by the middle of next week - a pretty some relief in the mornings. we'll take a look in your full weather now forecast./// ((kirsten joyce)) csn is opening it's doors to the students struggling after itt tech announced it would close. the community college has assigned specialists at each campus to help students get back on track. unfortunately... most of the credits from itt won't transfer because it wasn't a regionally accredited school... but some might be accepted
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process. and even though the fall semester has already started... students can still register for short-term classes./// ((kirsten joyce)) still ahead... honoring victims 15 years later. folks across the nation are paying tribute to the lives lost in the september 11 attacks... and that includes students here in the valley. we'll be right back./// ((you're watching the valley's news leader with brian loftus, kirsten joyce and
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(( silence )) ((kirsten joyce)) the new york stock exchange those killed in the september 11 attacks 15 years ago. volunteers from the "9/11 national day of service" campaign were on hand to ring the opening bell. the organization works to promote unity.. empathy.. and service in observance of the anniversary./// ((kirsten joyce)) this morning, a las vegas high school paid tribute as well.
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that day. barbara edwards was on the plane that crashed into the pentagon. she was one of the many victims remembered by the high school's air force junior rotc program.. during the annual flag rededication./// >> 8 news now is paying tribute to the victims of 9/11 ... with a special show sunday morning. it airs from 5:30 to 6:30 am .. the time the planes hit the towers./// ((kirsten joyce)) coming up... patients with respiratory problems are breathing a little easier. and it's all thanks to a new devie it's availabe to the public? ((you're watching 8 news now at noon.))
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i'm catherine cortez masto and i come from a big family. a whole lot of people. a whole lot of love. and a whole lot of food. my dad's family was from mexico. my mom's was from italy. 60 years ago they met here in nevada and we grew as a family really grew as a family. dad got his start parking cars at the dunes hotel.
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attorney general. catherine took on the big banks when they preyed on homeowners. and forced them to pay one point nine billion dollars to nevadans. she became a national leader in protecting children from sex traffickers. and passed laws to keep seniors safe from crooked scams. i'm catherine cortez masto, i approve this message because i've spent my career solving problems, isn't that something ((sherry swensk)) plenty of sunshine on this friday afternoon...
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high pressure is strengthening over the west to heat us up a little more through saturday and sunday. ..........e through saturday and then gusty winds in the mountains first... then breezy winds in down next week. even to upper 80s midweek. ............ temps are in the upper 80s and low 90s right now around southern nevada. .............. pollen swirling around with sage blooming... and ragweed. and when the winds pick up next week - it will be uncomfortable again for allergy sufferers. ......... a cooler system drops in from the northwest drops into our area at the beginning of next week and stirs up the wind and
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tropical moisture still lifting into the middle of the country and causing heavy rain and severe weather today. there was very heavy rain earlier in the heartland where the same fell yesterday so flood watches are still in place today. ................ temps take a big drop to the low 90s and even upper 80s by midweek. eventually the change into fall with cooler air moving in consistently and the longer nights will break down the hotter days.///
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need stents to keep their airways open. until now... these devices were
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custom stents are helping some people breathe easier. this is a picture of what means the most to dan pyles. ("there they are.") but a rare condition known as g-p-a affected dan's breathing and his ability to be an active grandparent. "i really enjoy my grandkids, but i couldn't play with them. i couldn't do anything with them." scar tissue built up around dan's airways, so getting a good breath was hard. aspect of what you do." dan was one of the first patients to receive a brand new type of device. doctors at the cleveland clinic designed a custom stent to put inside dan's airway and keep it open. it's made from a 3-d printer. "with the use of ct scanning and 3d technology, i can design a stent specifically for the patient that i'm treating." standard stents come in a limited number of sizes and shapes. they're made for large airways and don't always fit well. the custom stents are designed to fit the exact size and shape
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when they're put in, patients find relief right away. "almost instantaneously. patients immediately feel better with their breathing." dan had a custom stent on his left side. it's allowed him to be more active. "i get down and play with my grandkids on the floor now." and he can breathe easier. "it's hard to describe when you struggle for every breath you take, when you finally get a breath that isn't work, it's wow. it's great!" ((kirsten joyce)) >> a variety of issues can be treated with these devices... but the customized stents haven't been approved by the f-d-a yet. clinical trials are expected to start soon./// ((kirsten joyce)) still ahead... a local nonprofit is using horses to help children. we'll sit down with the owner of "why ranch" to hear about how you can help them make a difference here in the valley./// ((you're watching 8 news now at noon.)) ((sherry swensk))
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over 20,000 nevadans rely on planned parenthood for access to basic health services and critical cancer screenings. but congressman heck voted to defund planned parenthood and was willing to shut down the government over it. congressman heck is what's wrong with washington.
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animals... dogs typically come to mind. but here in the valley... a nonprofit has found great success with horses helping kids who overcome life's many challenges. amy meyer-terry is owner of why ranch... white horse youth ranch... and there's an important bbq happening this weekend. ---tell us about why ranch and ho
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---how do you find the kids and the kids find you?
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raised will be used. ((sherry swensk))
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((sherry swensk)) we'll be right back./// news now at noon.))
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