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today's celebration of life .. for ( ) thalia dondero. plus .... crews working all weekend ... to get belongings back to students after a mercury exposure.. where parents can go to learn more about the potential health hazard. and ... fall isn't here yet .. but it's starting to feel like it ... just how long these cooler temperatures will last./// "now, live...this is 8 ((sharie johnson)) thanks for joining us on the valley's news leader. i'm sharie johnson. today... family, friends and the community... say their goodbyes to the first women elected to the clark county commission. a celebration of life is being held for thalia dondero. 8 news now reporter michael stevens is live at the service at the las vegas academy theater... where people paid their final respects. michael? ((michael stevens))
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handed out at today's ceremony... and if you open it up... there's a quote from ralph waldo emerson it reads, "do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." that's exactly what dondero did for las vegas... becoming the first woman to serve as a county commissioner when she was elected back in 1974. she served on the commission for 20 years. at today's celebration of life... there we female politician... catherine cortez masto. dondero passed away last sunday. her kids say till the very end she was still working... and it's that drive her children want their mom to be remembered for: ((rob dondero // son of thalia dondero: my mom was one of those people who said, did you go out and get engaged? are you going to do something about it? because if you didn't, you can't sit back and complain -- so paving a way to get engaged and get involved was something i'm very proud that she did. ))
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oversaw a mccarran airport expansion and flood control projects. dondero said in the past some of the male members of the commission expected her to serve as the secretary, but she refused and demanded equal treatment. in a statement, senator harry reid also acknowledged her contributions saying, "thalia was a one-of-a-kind advocate for the silver state and its residents. the impact of thalia's work will continue to be felt for generations to come." ((michael stevens)) children. again, she was 96. ((sharie johnson)) michael, what was the atmosphere like during today's ceremony. ((michael stevens)) >> sharie, the mood was light... everyone in good spirits... there were a lot of pictures set out of dondero for people to look at... and there were a number of people from the community she served sharing personal stories
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parents continue to pick up their children's belongings at walter johnson junior high school.. the school and epa collected more than 700 bags full of things like backpacks, shoes .. and other items that had to be screened for mercury since the scare on wednesday. the school is contacting families once their items are ready .. and they can do so today and tomorrow between 8 am and 9 pm. continue to be cleaned and cleared over the weekend ... still no word on whether class will resume on monday. if parents have any questions ... they can go to campus tomorrow between 8 am and noon .. a rep from the southern nevada health district will be there to answer questions./// ((sharie johnson)) getting at-risk kids back into the classroom. that was the mission by many c-c-s-d staff and volunteers today hitting the streets as part of the school districts
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8 news now's mauricio marin is live with a look at how successful the program has been in getting students to gradute. mauricio? ((mauricio marin)) >> it's as simple as knocking on a family's door. and school staff and volunteers hope reaching out to students and their parents could help kids stay on track to recieve their high school diploma. >> it's the 7th year that school staff, administrators, and volunteers hit the streets to ract out to students who have been as off-track to graduate. valley high school was one of several schools that took part in today's effort to bring back students who may be at risk for not graduating. school staff say some children could be dealing with personal struggles that could keep them from getting to school--- essentials like food and clothing. so as they went door to door talking with students---they offered up community organizations that can help. there was a big focus on reaching out to younger kids this year. ((ramona esparza/principal, valley high school: we felt we would be proactive versus reactive and
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we taregerted certain students tahat have maybe shown some patterns in middle school or maybe concerns with attendance or grades that are showing not much success." )) ((mauricio marin)) >> the principal at valley hiew high school feels the program has been a success in getting kids back into the classroom. in 20-16---they had 437 students gradute. that's up from 410 kids teens recieving their diploma the year before. ((mauricio marin)) >> as part of the reclaim your future program...the school also pairs students with a mentor. they meet once a week to help them stay on track. reporting live...mauricio marin. 8 news now./// ((sharie johnson)) mauricio...do they offer specialized programs for students who may have not been going to school for a long period of time? ((mauricio marin)) >> c-c-s-d says they can
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students can make up school credits to eventually gradute. back to you./// ((sharie johnson)) and the reorganization of the clark county school district will be implemented by the start of the school year next year. 2 members of the legislative commission approved the change yesterday. power will be shifted from the district's central office to the more than 300 schools. boards will now control about 80-percent of the money flowing to their schools./// ((sharie johnson)) we're learning more about a drunk driving crash that left one person fighting for her life. police say a 19- year- old man was speeding .. when he slammed into a car that was making a left turn... the speeding vehicle .. kept going .. when it hit a curb and struck a traffic signal pole .. and a pedestrian. the 19 year old's passenger ... a 25 year old woman is now in
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as well as the pedestrian both suffered minor to moderate injuries. prior to this crash ... a woman told police that teen also rear- ended her vehicle and took off. the 19 year old now faces a felony charge for dui with substantial bodily harm.. he suffered minor injuries./// ((sharie johnson)) and new at 5 .. metro police are searching for this man they say is armed and dangerous .. 22 year ols another man friday morning. investigators say brown got into an argument with another man at an apartment complex near maryland parkway and desert inn... when the shots were fired. no word on a suspect description .. if you have any information... call crime stoppers./// ((sharie johnson)) most anyone can remember what they were doing during 9/11.. but for kids who weren't even born yet .. it's hard to grasp just what it was like ...
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make 15 years since 9/11 .. and the governor has ordered all flags to fly half staff in memory of the victims. one of the victims was a palo verde high school teacher. barbara edwards taught french .. students and staff gathered yesterday ... to hold a special remembrance ceremony in her honor. one of her good friends and former colleagues spoke about the day she lost her best friend: ((gail fahy, former foreign language dept. chair, palo verde: she was supposed to come home the weekend before because my birthday is 911 birthday. but she had a wedding she wanted to go to and then she went to virginia and changed her flight to that flight 77 out of dulles so she was not a morning person and we were just praying all day that she missed the flight because she just wasn't a morning person. )) ((sharie johnson)) >> a permanent memorial for
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soccer field... in the exact spot where she used to stand and watch the soccer games./// ((sharie johnson)) some of the students at palo verde weren't even born when 9/11 happened... so it's hard for them to full understand it. 8 news now anchor christianne klein went inside one of those classrooms... to talk about what it's like learning about the deadly attack on american soil. (( 8:48 this is one of the most recorded days in american history)) ((christianne klein)) at palo verde g baccalaureate students are learning about 9-11... sharing their own family recollections. . (( she said it was crazy she just saw all the panic in the streets .. and there was so much noise : )) (( once those planes hit and then for the rest weeks and months afterwards the country was shut down.. )) (( after this happened he thought anything could happen anytime.. even a terrorist attack )) ((christianne klein)) >> most of these teenagers were just one year old at the time of the attacks..
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remember what everyone else has told them to remember...so i'm trying to create experiences that are more authentic for them : )) ((christianne klein)) >> lisa dover has a unique task.. teaching her students about 9-11 and it's aftermath through photos, videos, and oral history.. balanced with palo verde's own tragic connection.. (( )) teacher barbara edwards was killed when american airlines flight 77 was flown into the pentagon.. (( lisa dover/teacher it's reminding people who she was : )) ((maddie gardescki i think sometimes when we talk about 911 we focus on the number of people that were lost when we should be focusing on the people themselves : )) ((christianne klein)) >> each of these students- like all of us- live in a post 9-11 world.. but their collective consciousness is powerfully shaped by the memories of those close to them... and what they continue to see around them.. (( phoebe white/student it's kind of weird because i've never really felt that safety or security in a public space and i've been brought up to know how to leave
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((maddie gardescki/student we see the impact of 9/11 on a daily basis through the media when we go to the airport.. every day there's something new about terrorists and terrorist attacks and people's lives being lost )) ((alejandro camacho/student we have to know our history.. the good and the bad.. : )) ((christianne klein)) >> a complicated lesson that 15 years later.. still doesn't have it's ending.. ((lisa dover/teacher we don't know the long term consquences of any of our actions.. our political actions, the decisions we've made and we don't know where this event is really going to take us in history : )) christiann k ((sharie johnson)) tomorrow morning .. 8 news now will broadcast a 9/11 special to mark the 15th anniversary of the attacks. it airs from 5:30 to 6:30 am .. the time the towers went down. we'll bring you live to ceremonies acros the country .. again - that's tomorrow from 5:30 to 6:30 a-m./// ((sharie johnson)) superheroes.. donning their capes ..
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superheroes were out in full force this morning ...
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people dressed up for the 5k at mountains edge exploration park .. to support candlelighters childhood cancer foundation of nevada. candlelighter's cause is something that really hits home for metro police captain james larochelle.. his 9 year old daughter, rosa was diagnosed with cancer... says the charity is a great support in these tough times: (( james larochelle, metro captain .. daughter has cancer: when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, particularly a child, it's really devastating, overwhelming, very emotional. it's folks who've been through this before and to hear the success stories and to stay positive. and also the little things. it's so taxing, takes up so much time and energy ... the folk there help pick you up. and offer little help is a tremendous benefit, gives you strength. what today's about is having a shared compassion for those most in need, to help out families and people get through this. )) ((sharie johnson)) >> little rosa felt good
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and her parents told us she was so happy to be able to have fun with her friends .. and see all the support from the community. the event raised more than 206- thousand dollars .. our very own morning anchor brian loftus was one of the co-hosts./// ((sharie johnson)) ((katie boer)) ((( the heat spell continues for another day as temps jumped
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with temps at triple digits before another cool down. many neighborhoods at triple digits on the east side as early as noon sunday. ................................ ... ...... saturday high was up to 100 again making it the third day in a row of triple-digit heat. we were 5 degrees above average and no where near the record thankfully. cool morning starts and it should remain that way all week with some 60's by morning as well. .......................... ......... ..... the heat continues over to the east coast where the mid-atlantic still dealing with oppressive heat with dewpoints in the 70's and high humidity making the feels like temp close to 100. ........................ ........... ........... sunny and dry for sunday. we have a weak system in california that is bringing some clouds around but shower chances are slim to none. could pick up a few in the mountains but the rest of this weeked it mainly stays east in inth maroun are watching a big slide
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temperatures. ................................ ... ............ here's the forecast for tonight through sunday. temps dropping to the highs 70s overnight then jumping up to 101 by sunday afternoon. expecting winds to increase to breezy with locally higher gusts by afternoon and early evening. ................................ ... ............. mount charleston cool and breezy with a high of 73 by later in the day. if you plan on hiking e difficult for those higher terrain hikes tomorrow. overnight lows drop to 52 by morning with red rock looking at high of 95. .................... ............... ............... lake mead will be extra warm with highs around 106 and breezy. if you plan to be on the lake keep in mind late day we'll also have some breezy winds brining choppy water to the lake for all those boater. life vests are recommended. ... ................................ ............ here's your extended forecast. big winds on monday and tuesday as well getting close to wind advisory criteria. still some breezes on wednesday well. wednesday loo our coolest day the high 80'stl and about yo 7 degrees belowverage. stay
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bed to the cat walk in the big apple.. the inspiration for the spring collection .. showcased during new york fashion week./// "now, live...this is 8
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((sharie johnson)) welcome back to the valley's news leader.. starting monday ... our weeknight 6 o'clock newscast
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because that means jeopardy moves to seven... and wheel of fortune will be on at 7:30. again that starts monday./// ((sharie johnson)) there was a little bit of nevada on the runway during new york fashion week. designer 'jason wu" says his main inspiration for his spring 2017 collection was the 7 magic mountains. he says quote "the vibrant colors .. left an indelible mark on me." there are many bright colors in his pieces.. the jean dry lake bed./// ((sharie johnson))
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