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Volume 14, Issue 6
One Angry Reader
By: Dan Roberts / Publisher
For your sake, you better print it!” As publisher/editor of The Vegas Voice, I’ve
received my share of mean-spirited, nasty emails and letters. But this loyal reader
pulled no punches in expressing her outrage regarding one of my articles last month.
To make matters worse, she had no hesitation in constantly calling me (both day and night) angrily disputing the
contents of my column regarding my physical appearance and for even suggesting that I now look like my father. To
keep the peace (and for the love-of-god to cease those harassing telephone calls) The Vegas Voice offered to “happily”
print her rebuttal “Letter to the Editor.”
Dear Danny: I guess you can’t help yourself. You do something absolutely fantastic for all seniors and then
you have to screw it up by your thoughtless and ridiculous references. You should know better.
Let’s start with the good news. Readers should get on their hands and knees to thank you (and especially –
most especially, Rana) for uncovering and solving the guardianship mess. I know how hard Rana and you
worked and I always knew that you would be able to achieve great results.
Now regarding your idiotic article. How anyone can suggest that you look any different than the photo
attached is their mistake, not yours. To write that you’re “balding” only proves the need for you (or anyone
else) to have their eyes… and heads examined.
Last, but not least, your so-call sardonic comparison to your father is ridiculous. Your dad was a truly
handsome and wonderful man.
I only hope you can show the same devotion to Rana as your father did with his partner of 61 years. If
you’re only half the man that your dad was, then Rana is as lucky as you are in having her by your side.
You know very well I’ll be reading everything you write. Do not make me write another letter like this.
Finally, and as always, be sure to give a kiss to your beautiful Rana for me and my hugs to those 4 sons.
And it certainly wouldn’t hurt if you could call me more than once a week every now and then.
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Capture the Flower
Power of the Sixties!
In 1967 you put flowers in your hair
Crystal Czerkas- Now you can remember those
Sarbacker special days by putting flowers in
your home. Flowers help us recall memories. And anytime
we want to decorate for a special event, flowers are
usually the first thing that come to mind. So why not use
this concept to spruce up your home? Flowers and plants
bring life into any setting and can be actually energizing.
I’ve never seen a room that wasn’t enhanced by adding
a bouquet of flowers. Even professional decorators are
now using floral images to add a sense of newness to
their designs. Big blossoms are one of the year’s new
looks and can be found in everything from upholstery
and rugs to wallpaper murals.
“Peaceful Pause” original watercolor avail. as a giclee
If you’re not ready to cover your walls with giant
posies, though, you might brighten your rooms with
some floral art. Floral oil paintings and watercolors
can be expensive, so many collectors and designers are
turning to limited edition giclees. These are computerized
reproductions of original artworks produced in
exactly the same size as the original or customized to fit
a particular space in a home. I personally like to display
giclees of my Dad’s florals in bright, metallic colored
frames. Most of his flowers are impressionistic with lots
of color, so simple frames in blues, reds or greens easily
tie his giclees into almost any existing or new decorating
scheme. These giclees are affordable, colorful, and the
perfect way to bring the joy of flowers into your home.
For more information, call
*The painting shown here is by Crystal’s Dad, the award winning
artist Victor Czerkas, the only known private student of the
great Russian impressionist, Nicolai Fechin. For more information
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Saying “Thank You”
By: Rich Natole / Voices of a Generation
'm so looking forward to participating and
performing at The Vegas Voice Summer of
Love 50 th Anniversary Concert at the Silverton
Hotel’s Veil Pavilion on August 20th. I always enjoy doing shows for our
Over the years, I've performed for every branch of our armed forces;
from the elite ranks of the Air Force to the Navy, Army and even the
National Guard. They're always so appreciative and kind to entertainers.
I especially want to add my personal “thank you for your service” to our
Vietnam Veterans. It’s been too long for them to receive the recognition
and thanks they richly deserve.
When I take the stage, expect to see some of our classic and beloved
stars from the 60s era. From Bob Hope, George Burns, Jack Benny, and
every United States President from JFK to Donald Trump, we’ll all be
there to make an appearance. Join me and a host of talented Las Vegas
performers as we salute and pay tribute are Vietnam veterans.
*As I previously mentioned, along with fellow Vegas Voice columnist
Evan Davis we are back on the air. And I am so fortunate to have as my
announcer/sidekick, the man with the golden voice, Nevada Broadcaster
Hall of Fame Jon Lindquist.
Last month, Evan had Frankie Scinta and my guest was Clint Holmes.
Two great shows and always FREE!
Rich Natole is a comic/impressionist headlining entertainer & host
of The Vegas Voice Television/Podcast Show. For more information
visit: www.richnatole.com. You can also contact Rich at: rich@
SUMMER OF LOVE 50TH
ANNIVERSARY CONCERT $
TOP 10 REASONS TO ATTEND THE SUMMER OF
LOVE 50 TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
1. Remember the music of 1967? Some of the best songs ever recorded
will be heard once again.
2. Did you see the list of entertainers scheduled to perform (plus a
surprise guest or two)? Enough said.
3. Ticket price of only $19.67 (get it?) with all proceeds going to two
non-profit organizations – Nevada Association to Stop Guardian &
Elder Abuse and the Las Vegas Showbiz Network.
4. Free raffle prizes courtesy of our great sponsors.
5. The concert will be at the Silverton Hotel & Casino. And unlike
“other” casinos, no valet or parking charges.
6. Beat the heat! The concert is in the fantastic “cool” Veil Pavilion.
7. Ogle the beautiful, wonderful Ms Senior Nevada ladies who will serve
as ushers/escorts for the concert.
8. It’s a Sunday afternoon in August. What else are you going to do?
9. Let me repeat – the music of 1967! And the entertainers!!
10. And the most important reason – We will be doing a tribute
to our Vietnam Veterans. Regardless of whether you were “for or against”
the war, our troops served our country and performed their duties.
They never received their “thank you for your service” and will
finally get one at our Summer of Love Concert. We hope you will be
there to join in.
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a perfume that will drive
women crazy. It smells like money.
2. They say that if your hand
itches, you’re going to get it. However, if your head itches, you already
3. My friend Mel claims he lost a fortune overnight. He went to bed
feeling like a million bucks and woke up feeling like two cents!
4. “Whatever happened to that goofy blonde your husband used to run
around with?” “I dyed my hair.”
5. Patient: “Doctor, I think I have amnesia?” Doctor replied: “How long
have you had it?” Patient: “Had what?”
6. American money not only “talks” but it speaks every foreign
7. Waitress to customer: “Why are you eating those cakes so fast?”
Customer: “I’m afraid I may lose my appetite before I finish.”
8. If you want to make your wife crazy, don’t talk in your sleep – just
9. Lois: “My boyfriend is so gallant. He always kisses my hand.” Mary:
“It sounds like he has the right idea, but his aim is a little off!”
10. Remember: It’s better to have loved and lost – much better!
Marty’s Top Ten
By: Marty Allen / Hello Dere
For over the past decade, Marty Allen has performed with his on
and off stage singing partner Karon Kate Blackwell.
Diary of a Las Vegas Summer
By: Bill Caserta / Bill’s Blurbs
J une 1st - We just moved to Las Vegas. Now
this is a City that knows how to live! Beautiful
sunny days and warm balmy evenings. Mountains
and deserts blend together.
What a place! I’ve finally found my home. I love it here.
June 14 th - Really heating up. Got to 100 today. Not a problem. Live
in an air-conditioned home and drive an air-conditioned car. What a
pleasure to see the sun every day like this. I’m turning into a real sun
June 30 th - Had the backyard landscaped with western plants today.
Lots of cactus and rocks. What a breeze to maintain. No more mowing for
me. Another scorcher today, but I love it here.
July 10th - The temperature hasn’t been below 100 all week. How do
people get used to this kind of heat? But getting used to it is taking longer
than I expected.
July 15th - Fell asleep by the pool. Got 3 rd degree burns over 60% of
my body. Missed 2 days of work – what a dumb thing to do.
July 25 th - This wind sucks. It feels like a giant freaking blow dryer.
And it’s hot as hell!
The home air-conditioner is on the fritz and the AC repairman charged
$300 just to drive by and tell me he needed to order parts.
July 30th - Been sleeping outside by the pool for 3 nights. $1,800 in
damn house payments and we can’t even go inside. Why did I ever come
August 4 th - It’s 115 freaking degrees. Finally got the air-conditioner
fixed. It cost $500 and gets the temperature down to about 90. I hate this
August: 8 th - If another wise guy cracks: “Hot enough for you today”
I’m going to tear his throat out. Damn heat. Will it ever get below 115
August 9 th - Tried to run some quick errands. Wore shorts and sat on
the car’s leather seat. I thought I was on fire. Lost 2 layers of flesh.
August 10 th - The weather report might as well be a damn recording:
“Hot and sunny.” It’s been too hot to do anything for over 2 months and
the weatherman says it will really warm up next week. Doesn’t it ever rain
in this damn desert? With the water rationing, $2,500 worth of cactus just
might dry up. Even a cactus can’t live in this *&%$# heat.
August 19 th - WELCOME TO HELL. Temperature got to 121 today.
If I had wanted to live in Death Valley, I would have moved there. Forgot
to crack the window and blew the damned windshield out of the car. The
installer came to fix it and said: “Hot enough for you today?” My wife
had to spend the $1,800 house payment to bail me out.
If I don’t end up in prison, I’m putting the house up for sale and
moving back to the Bronx!
Bill Caserta is the Project Director for The Vegas Voice and
has a very “unique” sense of humor. He welcomes all funny
submissions at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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By: Mike Landry / Golf Fore Ever
The Legacy Golf Course in Henderson is the
latest casualty of golf course closures in the
Valley. Recently, the Silverstone & Badlands closed.
I liked the Legacy and will miss it.
What’s going on? Why all these closures? Let me explain.
When I first moved to town nearly 50 years ago, we only had a few golf
courses, but the population was low and we could play most courses for
around $15/20. And then the town exploded. Visitors came out in droves
to play golf. Tee times became unavailable and prices sky rocketed (I
remember being quoted $70 for locals and $125 for visitors).
More golf courses were built throughout the valley, but by then, many
golfers had given up the game and/or slowed down their play. Then the
tourists stopped bringing their clubs (you think they figured out they
were being gouged?).
Eventually, prices returned to normal, tee time were once again
available, but it was too late for golf courses to turn a profit. What do these
closures mean for Las Vegas residents? It’s simple “supply and demand.”
Less choices, more demand and you guessed it - higher prices to come.
See you on the links!
Another Golf Course Closing
Mike Landry resides in Sun City MacDonald Ranch and is a member
of both the Nevada State Seniors Golf Club and Winterwood Men’s
Group. He can be reached at: email@example.com
By: Yvonne Cloutier / Musical Moments
Ann Miller, first known as Johnnie Lucille
Ann Collier, (her father named her Johnnie
because he wanted a boy,) was born in Chireno,
Texas in 1923. She became one of the greatest dancers of film and stage
musicals between 1930-50s. Her dancing began when her mother sent her
to dance school at age 5, as therapy for Rickets.
When Ann won a personality contest, her mother brought her to
Hollywood where she was “discovered” in 1934, by Lucille Ball. Lucy
convinced RKO to hire her, beginning her movie career.
At 15, Ann was cast as the wife of an actor, 16 years her senior. She was
always the brassy, good-hearted showgirl; funny, bright, and glamorous.
She said, "You sweat and slave and the audience doesn't think you have a
brain in your head." Ann was never the star in films, but was on Broadway.
Ann had one child, Mary, who she miscarried at birth when her
husband, Reese Milner, (in a drunken rage) beat her when 9 months
pregnant, and threw her down the stairs, breaking her back. Ann, with a
broken back, delivered Mary.
Ann acted in musicals such as Easter Parade, (for which she auditioned
in a back brace) On the Town, Kiss Me Kate, and on Broadway, Mame. In
describing her appearance in Mame, she remarked how in her personal
life, she never found happiness throughout her three marriages, 40
movies, and playing in top TV shows, until Broadway. She starred again
on Broadway with Mickey Rooney in Sugar Babies.
One of her earliest New York jobs was working with Bill Robinson, (Mr.
Bojangles) where, she first discovered tap dancing. She preferred ballet
and acrobatics and was famous for her splits. She thought tap dancing
lacked grace, but when she lost
tap-dancing roles, she took
Ann Miller received many
awards, including The Hall of
Fame for "Best Legs." Her tap
dancing routine was machine
gun style. She was recorded
tapping 500 steps a minute.
Having performed for over 60
years, Ann remarked she would
be tapping when she was 80.
At 84, she died of lung cancer
in 2004, in Los Angeles. She
was buried next to her baby
Ms. Miller's memory will go
on with her gold-colored slippers
donated to the Smithsonian
Yvonne Cloutier, a former teacher/principal, with a music
background, specializes in ragtime piano. She reports about
music on SCA-TV.com/Anthem Alive! You can contact her at www.
By: Beverly Washburn / Hollywood Memories
The year was 1958 and I was cast in what
would turn out to be a little-known movie
called "Summer Love." It starred Troy Donahue, Jill
St. John, John Saxon, Shelley Fabares, George "Foghorn" Winslow, Molly
Bee and yours truly.
It was a cute film in which I played the younger sister of Molly Bee. I
can't say there was much of a plot, but more of just a teen age film with
music and lots of teen age romance. It didn't fare too well at the boxoffice,
but it really was a fun time.
Some of you may remember Molly Bee when she worked with Tennessee
Ernie Ford and Pinky Lee. She was just darling and a wonderful singer.
This was her first movie and she said she was scared to death, but she
actually did a great job.
Everyone was kind of "paired off" in the film as a couple, but since
I played the younger sister, I was paired off with George "Foghorn"
Winslow who will best be remembered for his film work in "Gentlemen
Prefer Blondes" with Marilyn Monroe and "Artists and Models" with Dean
Martin and Jerry Lewis.
There's a silly scene in which he and I are assigned to do the laundry
for the older teens and we put too much starch in someone's underwear
so the boxer shorts actually stand upright! Ok, I warned you there wasn't
much of a plot!
Years later, I ran in to Molly Bee at an autograph show and we had the
best time reminiscing. She was as sweet as
ever and it was a joy to see her again. Sadly,
she died in 2009. I was so grateful that we
had re-connected and got to see each other
one more time.
Also in the movie was Troy Donahue. He
truly was one of the nicest guys I've ever
worked with. In 2001, I also ran into him at
an autograph show. It was like old times and
we hugged, laughed and had the best time. He asked me if I had ever seen
the film as he had been looking for it on DVD and couldn't find it.
At that time, I couldn’t find it either. We exchanged phone numbers
and he asked me to let him know if I ever found it so he could get a
copy of it. Five days later, he suddenly died. I was deeply saddened by his
passing but also grateful that I had the opportunity to see him just before
Ironically, six months later, a friend of mine was able to track the movie
down on e-bay. How I wished I could have picked up the phone and told
him I had a copy for him.
Until next time: Remember to enjoy life. It has an expiration date.
Beverly Washburn graced the silver screen as a child actress and
is the author of Reel Tears. You can contact Beverly at: bjradell@
hotmail.com. Check out her awesome, new website: www.
How Much for Those Broken Candlesticks?
By: Vicki Wentz / Vicki’s Voice
’ve finally sold the house, and in a desperate
attempt to be able to pack up this entire home
in only three or four boxes, I decided to have a
garage sale. After my last garage sale, in 2006, I swore never
I actually carried around a little
sticky note for several months that said,
“NEVER, EVER, EVER HAVE A GARAGE
SALE AGAIN!” until it accidentally went
through the washer in my jeans pocket.
And, every single time I’ve had a
garage sale, it is frickin’ 100 degrees in
the shade! I believe my mother, one day,
muttered a curse under her breath: “May
your yard sales be held in soul-blistering
heat for the rest of your life... and may
your children drive you to drink.”
So, it was last month. I’d gone through
everything in the attic, the closets, the crawl space, boxes and
drawers; I was tough as nails. That dress I bought in a size four
after consuming one-too-many adult beverages: two bucks!
The egg-poaching pan I’d dragged around for fourteen years
(and used only once): 50 cents! The scarves my friend gave
me for Christmas three years IN A ROW, and which I’d NEVER
worn 25 cents each! (Luckily, that friend was in Aruba last weekend).
And, in a startlingly daring move, I sold every piece of size-XL clothing
that I own, which, if I regain weight, will force me to fashion my attire out
of the drapes like Scarlett O’Hara.
I sold vases and canning jars (never canned anything in my life...
never been canned, either!), hats and chipped
candlesticks, golf clubs and baskets, toys and
tents, jewelry and a salad spinner. I sold furniture,
lamps, exercise equipment, and even an empty
Charles Chips can!
And, I’d always wonder, why? Is it worth
something? Should I keep those bracelets?
Will that album be worth a mint one day?
Will the Charles Chips can become a collector’s
But, mostly, I just said take it. Think of me as
you wear your fashionable scarf, or sit on that
lawn chair. Remember me when you listen
to that Anita Baker cassette, as you can peaches in your size-XL
The hardest was my book collection. I had eleven boxes filled with
books; some of them double-layered. Hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction,
nonfiction, self-help (shut up), historical, encyclopedic, educational.
Naturally, I didn’t sell my children’s baby clothes, but after that,
my books were the toughest things with which to part. I read like
a maniac and loved ones have told me that the number of books I
buy approaches criminal addiction levels.
My son-in-law, God bless him, hauled stuff in and out of that garage in
the searing heat and wet-cotton humidity for hours, never complaining,
never resting... quietly planning to divorce my daughter if he must, in
order to avoid ever having to do this again - but still, not complaining.
At the end of the sale, as he stared grimly at the nine boxes of books
left to schlep back into the garage, I heard him whisper to my neighbor:
“Got a match?”
Vicki Wentz is a writer, teacher and speaker living in North
Carolina. Readers may contact her - and order her new children’s
book! - by visiting her website at www.vickiwentz.com.
PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF
South Pacific, Cinderella, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma
& More by Broadway Performers
Joan Sobel Graham Fenton Heidi Webster
Under the Musical Direction of Philip Fortenberry
Wed. Sept 27th, 2017
Doors at 6:30 pm.
Show begins at 7pm.
Tickets: $20. avaiable at Pinnacle, Desert Vista, & Mountain Shadows
Community Centers or visit www.scsai.com to purchase tickets online
Scheduled to appear
It’s What We Do
By: Charlie Christy / Executive Director
- Ms. Senior Nevada
As we age, our wants, desires and discussions
change. The same thing happened to Ms.
Senior Nevada. It began as a way to encourage senior ladies to continue
enjoying life. MSN evolved into a “family” of seniors who entertain,
promote senior clauses and do charity work.
Distinguishing the Ms Senior Nevada Pageant from the throngs of
other Pageants is our service and goals. While we are not the only group
to require members be 60 years or better we are the one that actually
serves our community and State.
We entertain at two to five assisted living homes each and every month.
The joy that we bring is priceless and the entertainment is first class.
This month we are traveling to Eureka, located in the middle of rural
Nevada. MSN will perform at the historic Eureka Opera House Theatre.
Over 30 seniors will travel almost 350 miles and we will be raising money
for the Eureka Senior Center’s program and Meals on Wheels.
I print the tickets and send them to the Senior Center. They sell them
and keep 100% of the funds. Along the way, we see a Nevada that many
Las Vegans didn’t know existed.
And don’t forget our work for Alzheimer’s research and Guardianship
Reform (to mention just two) and you’ll find a gaggle of gals, from 60 to
94, making life better for Nevada Seniors.
Manipura Drives Your Will
By: Ali Guggenheim / Psychic Phenomenon
Manipura chakra is where we burn through
our passions and desires in order to become
a completely realized individual.” Carl Jung
There are seven energy centers, or chakras, in the human body. Each
represents a physiological function which also serves our spiritual growth
and journey. Counting from the bottom up, Manipura, also known in
English as the solar plexus, or navel chakra, is the third chakra.
Called the Chi center in Chinese, it's located two inches above the
navel. Translated from Sanskrit, "mani" means "gem", pura means
"city" - metaphorically reminding us to think of this chakra as our own
personal treasure center of power and well-being. Manipura is the most
essential contributor for manifesting money, sex and power.
Like misaligned pistons in a car that keep it from running smoothly,
the blockages we create, manifest as diseases to Manipura's correlating
organs; i.e. digestion, nutritional absorbtion, intestinal issues, weight,
spleen, liver and colon.
Believed to have a magnetic pull, Manipura draws its energy from the
Universe. This pranic energy is what we know as the "fire in the belly",
from where drive is derived.
It governs courage, self-esteem, self-power, self-discipline,
transformation, and our “gut feelings” or intuition. When we lack in any
of these attributes, it is important to identify and release these underlying
Paying attention to mental "miss-alignments" can provide us with
more understanding about our power, personal identification and
individuality. Notice where and when you feel anxious or powerless. How
does it show up?
Does it result in aggressive or controlling behavior, or, do you respond
with a victim mentality? i.e. afraid of making decisions, taking a stand,
lacking direction, etc.?
To strengthen, heal, and balance this chakra: wear yellow clothing,
use gems such as Citrine, Yellow Tourmaline, Chant Ra as your mantra.
You can also walk in the sun, eat bananas, flax, sunflower seeds, or
spices that include ginger, melissa, chamomile, turmeric, etc. Use aroma
therapy oils - Rose, rosewood, sandalwood, etc.
By strengthening your core self, you will find that it will enable you to
achieve your life's ambitions more easily.
To learn more about Ali, spiritual consultations, coaching,
classes, workshops, and readings, call, give her a call: 702/373-
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By: Adrea Nairne-Barrera / 60s to 60
To most of us, Susan Oliver was the guest
star of the 60s appearing in just about
every show on television. She is remembered as the
“green girl” of Star Trek fame and so many other shows even the internet
can’t keep up with her credits.
To me, she was my friend for a while and a woman who left an
impression that grows more and more significant as I get older. She was
way ahead of her time - educated, beautiful and genuine.
I met her in the late 70s and when I visited her home, I walked into
a huge room with memorabilia scattered around as she was writing the
book about her 1967 solo flight across the Atlantic.
Her property was nestled in the hills off Mulholland Drive with a main
house and a guest house. It was quiet and welcoming.
Looking at her delicate beauty, one would never imagine the strong
woman inside who, on September 21, 1967, took off from LaGuardia
Airport in New York on a solo flight headed for Moscow. Fully prepared for
the journey, she even spoke fluent Russian.
Susan piloted her own Aero Commander 200 and would be only the 2 nd
woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from New York City. Unfortunately,
the Soviet Union would not let her fly in Soviet air space so her flight
ended in Denmark.
In 1983 her book was published and though she received numerous
awards for aviation, including Pilot of the Year co-piloting a Piper
September 21, 1967
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6. *”Straight Outta Compton” Cube
13. Betty Page or Grable
14. Motion of approval
15. Speak up
16. Red-headed orphan
17. Rudolph’s Clarice, e.g.
18. 4:1, e.g.
19. *What Groot and Rocket were
21. *”____ ____: Fury Road”
23. Like some martinis
25. Perfect summer sandwich?
28. Lover’s strike
30. Dickens’ “The Pickwick ____”
35. Plural of lira
37. Zeal or elegance
39. Reduce pressure
40. Maple, to a botanist
41. Paisleys in paisley fabric, e.g.
43. Deceptive maneuver
44. Committee head
46. Tallest volcano in Europe
47. ____ en scene
48. Bean-shaped organ
50. Chows down
52. Ground cover
55. Mont Blanc, e.g.
57. *Maverick and Goose movie
60. *Sigourney Weaver’s 1986 sequel
63. Isabel Allende’s “Portrait in _____”
64. Driver’s aid
66. Sweater style
68. Fill with optimism
69. Make mistakes
71. USSR to USA during WWII
72. Actor Liotta
73. Shabby and tatty
Comanche and winning the 2,760
transcontinental 1970 Powder Puff
Derby, her interests turned to directing
in later years.
The 60s were turbulent to say the
least, and our memories of old shows
and music now stream through cable
and the internet. If I hadn’t known
her, I never would have imagined her accomplishments.
Let’s celebrate the amazing women whom we never imagined had the
guts, intelligence and determination to break out with grace and dignity.
Susan was one of those great women and we miss her spirit every day.
The last time I saw Susan was in the 80s when my life changed and
we lost touch. It broke my heart to hear she was losing her battle with
cancer and passed in 1990. She was much too young and had she gone
on, I know she would have thought up something new and exciting to do.
The next time you see her on nostalgia television, think of her flying
alone over the Atlantic; at a time in our history when women were just
breaking the stereotype. We loved her then, but I think, I love her more
Adrea Nairne-Barrera’s writing focus these days are on
observations, celebrations and complaints about life in the 1960s
to being in your 60’s. You can contact her at: sixties2sixty@
That War - 50 Years Later
By: Chuck Dean / Vet 2 Vet
Fifty years ago, on August 15, 1967, I
marched another training platoon onto the
parade grounds of Fort Ord, California. As their
drill instructor, I had done whatever I could to prepare them for the hard
times facing them in combat.
The trainees, mostly draftees (many peace-loving college drop-outs
from UC Berkeley), had successfully finished their basic training, and
were now moving on to the next phase; which eventually landed them in
the middle of the Vietnam War.
That war, which was still ramping up 50 years ago, brought about
several changes in American thinking. The endless, seemingly pointless
deaths of recruits gave many draft-age Americans a hostile attitude
toward their government and authority in general.
This attitude, in turn, produced a rift between American youth and its
elders. The older generation, which had brought victory to the U.S. in
World War II, couldn’t recognize how much had changed in 25 years.
Oddly enough, it was members of the “Greatest Generation” who
were responsible for developing the strategy to fight the communists
in Vietnam. They believed in the invincibility of our military and the
inevitability of American victory. Their faith led them to keep pouring
men and money into the fight that achieved little or no progress.
By 1967, 8,694 Americans had died in the war, and it hadn’t even
reached its hardest years. Before the U.S. withdrew from Vietnam, another
50,000 Americans would be lost.
As a non-commissioned officer, and a D.I., I was a soldier doing my
best to adhere to the strict and unwavering performance expected of me
according to Army regulations. However, my first priority was caring for
my soldiers to the best of my abilities, and I will never regret serving as
their D.I. Had it been another time, another era, another life, I most likely
would have made a career of the Army to serve my fellow soldiers.
In light of that, I want to remind everyone to never blame the troops for
the war(s) in which they fight. They are simply upholding their pledge to
keep us free AND following instruction and orders from the powers-thatbe.
We have troops in the line of fire at this very moment in need of our
support; so, let these words from Oliver Stone (Vietnam Veteran and
Filmmaker) serve as our mantra: “...those of us who did make it have
an obligation to build again, and to teach others what we know, and
to try with what’s left of our lives to find a goodness and meaning to
Chuck Dean served as an Army paratrooper in Vietnam and
through that experience was led to address the many transitional
issues veterans struggle with. He is the author of several important
books for veterans. All can be found on Amazon at: http://www.
1. Health resort
2. POTUS’ West one
3. Tolstoy’s Karenina
4. ____-a-Bear Workshop
5. Britney of “Baby One More Time”
6. *Dr. Jones, to his friends
7. Make a pigeon sound
8. a.k.a. dropsy
9. Canned meat
10. Hummus holder
11. Windows alternative
12. Opposite of paleo-
15. Trying experience
20. Vascular tissue in plants
22. Unit of electric current
24. Cover with drops
25. *B in “MIB”
26. Chinese fruit
27. Do it lightly?
29. Sunburn soother
31. Make waves
32. Tiny purses
33. *Actress Rene in “Lethal Weapon
3” and 4
34. *Keanu Reeves’ 1994 action
36. Sportscaster Andrews
38. Fashion house founder Ricci
42. Bringing death
45. Bob Marley’s music
49. Texter’s u
51. Woodworker’s woe
54. *Bruce Lee’s “____ the Dragon”
56. Type of feather
57. “____ it like it is”
58. October stone
59. Feel for
60. Bald eagle’s home
61. #60 Down
62. Hare’s tail
63. *Black Pearl’s domain
65. Baseball stat
67. Anthem author
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Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Concert
By: Evan Davis / Entertainment Editor
It was called the “Summer of Love” back in
1967. We were engrossed in the Vietnam War,
protests, pot smoking, free love and GREAT music.
All those things have come and gone, but the music plays on. Come
and celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Summer of Love with a
dozen (and more) entertainers treating you to the songs of 1967. All
performances will be accompanied by The Vegas Voice Band under the
musical direction of Gary Anderson.
This all takes place in the Silverton’s Veil Pavilion on Sunday, August
20 th at 3 pm (Doors and surprises begins at 2 pm). What a way to spend a
Sunday afternoon in Vegas!
Co-hosting with me will be Mark Giovi and Genevieve Dew. There
will be an All-Star group of entertainers - such as Frankie Scinta,
Sonny Charles, Travis Cloer from Jersey Boys, Chadwick Johnson,
Jonathan Karrant, Chase Brown, Elisa Fiorillo, Ashley Fuller,
Kent Foote, Rich Natolie, Michael Monge - and more.
I’m sure we’ll be including many additional top entertainers as we
get closer to show time. It seems like everyone wants to partake in the
festivities, especially since it’s a tribute to our Vietnam Vets.
The late 60s and early 70s were trying times for our country and the
young men and women who fought for our nation. The bond that held
them together, or at least in part, was the music. “We Gotta Get Out of
This Place”, “The House of The Rising Sun”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
and on and on.
The Vegas Voice wants to
pay homage to all the brave
men and women who fought.
Let it be our “thank you for
your service” – such thank
you that they never (sadly)
In addition to this Vietnam
Vet tribute concert, don’t
Summer of Love Concert co-hosts
Mark Giovi & Genevieve Dew
forget to bring out your tie-dyed tee shirts, ripped jeans, peace signs, head
bands and of course, flowers for our hair.
Do you remember some of the songs such as: To Sir With Love sung by
Lulu, or the Rolling Stones, Ruby Tuesday? How about All You Need Is
Love or the Beatles’ Penny Lane?
We’ll have songs from Peter, Paul and Mary, The Monkeys, The
Temptations, Sonny & Cher and, the Checkmates - which by the way
their lead singer, Sonny Charles will be a guest star doing his 60s hit
Ticket donations are $19.67, (get it? That’s the year we’re celebrating)
with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Nevada Guardianship
Association and The Las Vegas Show Biz Network.
For tickets and/or information call me at 702/630-6111. Or contact The
Vegas Voice at 702/251-4441.
You can read Evan’s entertainment blog and sign up to receive
his free email weekly Calendar of Events at www.EvanDavisJazz.
com. Email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for a 5Oth
By: Sam Wagmeister / People & Places
Mark Giovi’s brother yelled at him on the
phone but Giovi couldn’t hear him. This
was a decade before Giovi became one of Las Vegas’
favorite singers; he was the long-haired road manager for teen heartthrob
Aaron Carter, brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter.
Giovi and Carter had finished a tribute show celebrating Michael
Jackson’s 30th show business anniversary. They were headed for
Cleveland’s Cedar Point Amusement Park. Jackson had rented the Park
for a let-your-hair-down day of “thank you” - just himself, Carter and
Giovi. But the day wasn’t going well.
Traffic on the New Jersey Turnpike whizzed by as the limousine’s driver
fumbled to change a flat tire. Traffic noise muffled his brother’s voice.
Making matters worse, was a low flying plane.
Giovi watched it circle back; he figured, to get a better look at the
massive fire in downtown Manhattan. The irony remains with him today.
“If they’re not careful, I thought, they’re going to hit a building.” And
It was that plane, the second plane. Moments later, it slammed into
the World Trade Center changing both the world and Giovi’s life forever.
Stranded for 10 days, Giovi bunked at relative’s homes. A week later
he went to his cousin’s pizza restaurant for karaoke. In the audience was
A Different Kind of Normal
the girl who gave
Giovi her telephone
number only after
friends. Today she’s
Illiana Giovi, wife
and mother to their
two children and
inspiration to her
With Illiana’s first
child on the way, they
headed to Las Vegas
to realize Mark’s performing dreams. With his left arm permanently
locked into a right-angle position from cerebral palsy, Giovi took a job as
a brick layer while building his music career.
With the challenges faced by Las Vegas entertainers and the lingering
palsy, Giovi questioned his future. Illiana’s comment, “You’re a different
kind of normal,” inspired him to compose a highly requested song of the
same name, now in the development process to record.
Giovi, who hosts The Vegas Voice Summer of Love 50 th Anniversary
Concert on August 20 th at the Silverton’s Veil Pavilion with co-hostess
Genevieve has become a familiar presence hosting entertainment at the
Tap House, Italian American Club and Trattoria Reggiano.
If you’re thinking, “What was I smokin’...?”
The Vegas Voice Presents The 50th
Anniversary Concert of the
You’re in the right place!
S C H E D U L E D T O A P P E A R
Chadwick Johnson Sonny Charles
Be sure to wear some
flowers in your hair!
JOIN US IN
THE VEIL PAVILION
Sun. Aug. 20.
Sponsor & Vendor Info
Mark Giovi/Genevieve Dew
& The Vegas Voice Band
The Phat Pack
For tickets and
more info call
3333 Blue Diamond Rd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89139 TO OUR
Proceeds to benefit the Nevada Guardianship Association and The Las Vegas Show Biz Network
Some Fun and a Reminder
By: Rana Goodman / On My Soapbox
Oh, what memories the up-coming Summer
of Love 50 th Anniversary Concert conjured
up in my mind! What were you doing in the late 60s?
Ah yes! I will admit I was into “flowers in my hair” while I played with
my little girls. Back in those days, it was more like playing dress up with
two live dolls than being a mom. But the 60s, were very special years.
That was the era of Woodstock, something I was “too proper” to even
think of attending as a young wife and mother. I had just started a new
business, but it didn’t mean I couldn’t love the music of Santana, Jimi
Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and Joan Baez. I was, (and still am) very
young at heart.
It always amused me that years later, when my brother-in-law, (who
was an Fulbright Scholarship recipient) introduced my eldest daughter
to tie dye art. Oh, how much it reminded me of the Woodstock era.
That era also sadly introduced the Vietnam MIA bracelets and I
purchased several immediately, wearing them religiously. It put a very
serious spin on that time for me and suddenly the fun of Woodstock
vanished behind the horror of the war.
Hippie however is a term that has never diminished my life. I have a
cousin who is as close as a sister, who seems stuck in the 60s and I always
refer to her as “my hippy cousin.”
If I could turn back time, with a few slight adjustments, from a fashion
aspect I would go back to the long skirts, hip-huggers, bell bottom pants
and flowers in our hair and of course Haight Ashbury Streets in San
DON’T BE FOOLED: I have received several advertising postcards
sent out by an attorney inviting me to a FREE dinner where I can learn
about the NEW guardianship forms (A so-call $99 value) and the new
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Without naming names, our guardianship research exposed “those
attorneys” that did as much damage to the wards (and their families)
that anything that indicted private guardian April Parks ever did. Just be
careful whenever you meet these expert lawyers and most importantly
keep your eyes on your wallet and count your fingers after you shake
As for this one – ask me about this attorney when we do our Vegas
Voice Guardianship seminars later this year.
(1) BRILLANCE OF THE SEAS
15 NIGHTS - APRIL 5-20, 2018
TAMPA TO AMSTERDAM
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Cork,
Dublin, Waterdord, Ireland,
Let’s Be Careful Out There
By: Stu Cooper / Happy Destinations
As I have often said, traveling today can be a
challenging experience. The world can be a
Having said that, it seems that there is still a great desire by our clients
to explore the world. World circumstances be "damned" - it's not stopping
So, it was with great pleasure that I recently designed a trip for some
very good friends to visit London, Paris and Amsterdam - three great cities
of Europe. I don't think it is necessary to remind everyone of some of the
recent incidents that have happened there. These events were not going
to stop these folks from traveling.
In fact, right before they departed I got a call from them asking me
about precautions they might take during their European adventure.
Well, of course, the "don't leave your brain at home" suggestions came
If you see something, say something. Be aware of your surroundings.
If you want to be careful, avoid public transportation and avoid, or at the
very least, don't linger in crowded markets and tourist areas.
It turns out that these folks were in London this past June; the 2nd
through the 5th. And if you remember, there was an attack on the London
Bridge, Saturday night June 3rd. That day, our clients had a day tour of
London that ended around 7:00 pm at the London Bridge.
Hungry, the couple contemplated where to have dinner. There are some
“Trans Atlantic Adventures”
(2) RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS
14 NIGHTS - MAY 6-20, 2018
TAMPA TO BARCELONA
Key West, La Palma, Tenerife,
Canary Islands, Malaga &
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy, subject to availability
and include the cruise, all port charges, taxes and fees and round trip air transportation
great restaurants right in the London Bridge area. But the area was active,
busy and crowded.
Remembering what I had advised about precautions they decided to
head back to a quieter area near their hotel and eat dinner away from
the London Bridge. They finished dinner about 9:30 pm a half mile or
so from the London Bridge. The attack on the Bridge was at 10:00 pm.
It's very nice to know my advice was followed. Some of you may
remember the early 90s TV show, Hill Street Blues. At the end of roll call
the shift sergeant always said, and it applies to travel - "Let's be careful
*The Phat Pack cruise is filling up. There still is space in all categories
but it looks like we will sell out. Don't get shut out.
Remember, the only way to see the Phat Pack shows is by booking with
the Vegas Voyagers and being part of our exclusive group. Call me to
make your reservation.
(3) VISION OF THE SEAS
13 NIGHTS - OCT. 18-31, 2018
BARCELONA TO MIAMI
Barcelona, Cartagena, Malaga,
Spain, Nassau, Bahamas
Historic Highway to Lose Conservancy
By: Kathy Manney / Around Our World
America’s first motor highways were “auto
trails.” Rather than numbers, they were
Route 66 was the first paved transcontinental
highway between Chicago to Los Angeles. It conveyed adventure, leading
to a popular TV program known simply as “Route 66.”
Route 66 was synonymous with red booths and gleaming chrome in
mom-and-pop diners and service stations along the road. It opened the
Western states to America’s fledgling car-motoring way of life. Then new
faster highways began bypassing old highways.
Many towns sitting along the fabled old route corridor are a graveyard
of abandonment; little more than orphaned buildings - forgotten and
boarded-up. Some towns cling to life with gift shops showing weathered
tin roofs and original wood floors. Inside, you see a page of Americana.
Buildings with western facades from another century, gas stations, diners
and auto courts; many Main Street’s offer a snapshot of pre and post-war
America. The residents consist of an array of colorful characters who are
content to watch the world pass with no inclination to follow and relocate.
The most popular section is Winslow, Arizona to Topock, California. The
last 160-miles of the route is the longest surviving stretch of the original
2,400-mile highway. The earliest route was traveled in the 1850s by a
military expedition that followed an ancient Indian trail.
They trekked it with 44-men and 25-camels from Tunisia and created
the first federally funded wagon road across Arizona - from Fort Defiance
to the mouth of California’s Mojave River. Route 66, westbound from
Albuquerque actually began as a camel trail.
After decommissioning as a U.S. highway, Congress established the
Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. The National Park Service is
that protector, but due to recent budget cuts, will likely have their funding
The program brought life back to many of the small towns and
landmarks. Sadly, for some, historic Route 66 is expected to lose its
Conservancy and could soon disappear from the Americana scene.
Kathy Manney enjoys visiting interesting places and being an
Adventure Diva. Her “Must See” travel journeys continue - always
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It’s Time to Get Involved
By: Victoria Seaman / Victoria’s Corner
was proud to sponsor legislation when I was
I in the legislature that brought stiffer penalties
to those abusing seniors through our guardianship
system. Together with others, we made meaningful improvements to
the guardianship laws that made it significantly more difficult to take
advantage of seniors.
These reforms were critical. Guardians have virtual absolute control
over much of the lives of those in their care. We had to ensure that Nevada
did not become a hot bed for exploitation.
While the tale of guardianship in Nevada started off poorly, the ending
appears to be sunnier. In addition to the indictment, it is a victory for the
American form of government in Nevada. This package of reforms (every
one of them) started because every day Nevadans decided to contact their
legislators, like me, and share their stories.
Our part time, citizen legislators listened to their concerns and
responded by introducing new measures into our statutes. There was
broad agreement within our community that the concerns shared by
those every day folks needed to be addressed - and it was.
I want to encourage you to do the same. Get involved. Contact your
state legislator if there is a problem you think needs fixed. This case
proves that your voice can make a difference.
Victoria Seaman is a former Nevada Assemblywoman,
businesswoman and currently a Realtor in Las Vegas. You can
contact Victoria at: email@example.com.
Jan. 7-14, 2018
7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise,
Cozumel, Isla Roatan, Belize & Grand Cayman
Inside Cabin $600 pp, / Ocean View $660 pp,
Balcony $990 pp
Price based on double occupancy, subject to availability and
includes the cruise and all port charges, taxes and fees. Airfare
to Florida is additional
Are You Expendable?
By: Dan Hyde / Call to Action
If you or someone you know is financially
challenged (i.e. poor, on Medicaid, food
stamps, has serious mental issues, under the care
of an assisted living facility or having care provided by a family member)
then the answer is YES!
At least from a politician’s point of view – to be distinguished from
a leader (and you know who they are) the answer is an absolute
YES! Remember, a politician is a master at verbal deception whose only
ambition and purpose is to get elected, and then get re-elected.
They will say anything to capture your vote knowing damned well that
the public will soon forget what that issue was five minutes ago; as it will
be replaced with another more serious issue in the next few minutes! That
is the secret of modern day politics – say what they want to hear, get into
office and then forge ahead on something else.
Those are the true facts, unless YOU hold their feet to the fire! So, how
do you do that? The one thing that 90% of you DON’T do is VOTE!
If you really want to know who the villain is, look in the mirror – the
answer will become obvious! As a sidebar: Governor John Kasich of Ohio
said on public television last month, that “neither party cares about the
poor.” What do you think that says about the state of affairs in our country
Dan Hyde is a passionate and effective advocate for the senior
community. He served as Chair of the City of Henderson’s Senior
Advisory Commission. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mix and Match
Jan. 14-27, 2018
13 Night Panama Canal
Cruise from Miami to LA
Cartagena, Columbia; Panama Canal Transit;
Punta Arenas, Costa Rica; Puerto Quetzal,
Guatemala; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Inside Cabin $1,716 pp,
Ocean View, $2,016 pp,
Balcony $2,665 pp
Price based on double occupancy, subject to availability
and includes the cruise and all port charges, taxes and
fees. Airfare to Florida and back from Los Angeles to
Las Vegas is additional
Cruise with the Phat Pack
7 night Mexican Riviera
Jan. 27- Feb. 3, 2018 “Bus to the Boat”
Featuring TWO Special Private
Performances and Cocktail Party
The Phat Pack
Bruce Ewing • Kevan Patriquin
Randal Keith • Philip Fortenberry
This extraordinary group of artists met while performing
in “PHANTOM: The Las Vegas Spectacular” and
together formed their own highly-acclaimed spectacle
that continues to thrill audiences everywhere:
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Destinations: Cabo San Lucas,
Mazatlan & Puerto Vallarta
Inside Cabin $ 869 pp,
Ocean View $ 999 pp,
Balcony $1,169 pp
Price based on double occupancy, subject to availability and includes
the cruise, all port charges, taxes and fees and Round Trip Bus Transportation
from Las Vegas to the pier in Long Beach, CA.
By: Regale Harris / Your Kindred Team
When any family first hears about hospice
and terminal illness, it’s always a difficult
time. In these challenging moments, it’s important
to know that hospice is a supportive and helpful option that places the
focus on the quality of the life remaining rather than on dying.
The goal of hospice care is to maximize your loved one’s quality of life
so he or she may live to the fullest while dealing
with a serious and life-threatening
condition. To receive hospice care,
your loved one must have a lifelimiting
disease, such as cancer,
heart disease, stroke or end-stage
Alzheimer’s, with a life expectancy of six
months or less.
With an early referral to hospice care,
you and your loved one will gain a team of experts to help you
understand what’s happening and how to prepare mentally, physically
and spiritually for what’s ahead.
Here is what to expect from hospice care:
1. Once it’s been determined that hospice care is the right choice for
your loved one, your physician will make a referral to Kindred Hospice.
2. Next, a hospice representative will contact you and make an
appointment to come to your home at your earliest convenience. This
is usually a nurse who will perform an assessment of the current health
condition and start the admission process, if appropriate.
3. It’s a good idea to invite family members to the first meeting who
will be part of your loved one’s support. Your nurse will also take time to
help explain in more detail about your loved one’s condition, how it may
change and what to do when things do change.
4. After the initial discussion, the nurse will review medications and
work with the family to establish services you will need. The nurse will
take this time to explain any forms that need signatures and answer any
questions you and your family
members may have.
5. When care begins, hospice services
vary depending on your loved one’s
condition and the family’s needs. A typical
weekly schedule is based on the plan of care
from your attending physician, and the nurse
will always let family know the approximate
time of each visit. Other members of the care team
will visit as needed.
There are four levels of hospice care:
Routine Home Care: provides custom care wherever your loved one
Respite Care: provided in a nursing facility or hospice inpatient unit
and allows caregivers to rest or take personal time.
Inpatient Care: provided in a nursing facility, hospital or hospice
inpatient unit and offers short-term crisis management of pain or
symptoms that cannot be addressed at home.
Continuous Crisis Care: provided at home, in a nursing facility or
assisted living facility and offers short-term crisis management such as
nursing care to achieve relief of acute medical symptoms.
If you think your loved one may be a candidate for hospice, don’t
wait. Talk to your physician today to learn more about how hospice can
provide the care, compassion and support you or your family needs, or
Regale Harris is the Manager of Volunteer Services and
Community Liaison for Kindred. She welcomes all questions and
inquiries and can be reached at: email@example.com.
Miracle-Ear: The Hearing Solution
There has been a recent study by
researchers from Johns Hopkins
and the National Institute on Aging.
The findings add to a growing list of
health consequences associated with hearing
loss - including increased risk of dementia, falls,
hospitalizations, and diminished physical and
mental health overall.
Hearing instrument prices vary greatly,
depending on the size, type of instrument, and
technology. The proper selection of a hearing
instrument encompasses not only a person's
hearing loss, but other factors, as well.
For example, lifestyle, environment, occupation, and physical
limitations must be considered before proper selection of the hearing
instrument can take place. The objectives of the Professionals at Miracle-
Ear are to provide quality-hearing instruments that will meet the needs
of each individual client.
Research has proven that people benefit most from wearing hearing
instruments in each ear. Such benefits include better sound quality,
better balance of sound, and better understanding in group and noisy
It is emphatically recommended that you purchase a hearing
instrument in person, rather than through mail order or the Internet.
Expert, personal assistance is required in the evaluation of your hearing,
the selection and fitting of the
hearing instrument and the followup
services needed for the successful
use of your hearing system.
For over 70 years, Miracle-Ear, has specialized
in designing and manufacturing customizable
hearing solutions that feature discreet,
comfortable products designed to meet each
individual’s hearing loss needs.
Miracle-Ear boasts the largest and only
nationwide network of hearing care centers.
Miracle-Ear offers free hearing tests at 1,200
locations across the United States giving our
customers access to unparalleled service across the nation.
Miracle-Ear has been servicing the Las Vegas Valley for over 30 years
as a trusted resource for hearing health care, offering state of the art
technology and outstanding customer service at six convenient locations.
Choosing a hearing aid is an important decision, but it does not have
to be a difficult decision. Not only do we offer the highest quality hearing
aids available, we offer outstanding personalized service as well. Customer
satisfaction is our number one priority.
We are sure you will agree that Miracle-Ear is the one to trust for all
your needs. That is because at Miracle-Ear, we don’t just sell hearing aids,
we offer hearing solutions. We look forward to gaining customers for life
and building a strong presence in the Las Vegas community.
Do You Like Smoothies?
By: Mary Richard / Health Fitness
Smoothies - yes, love them! I have them
often and throw in any fruit I have, a little
fat-free milk, a touch of vanilla or honey, ice and
blend it until smooth!
I found this recipe for a Banana Fizz Dessert - as an alternate that
sounded yummy! Try it!
Serving size - 1/2 cup makes 5 servings.
Ingredients: One 4-serving size package any flavor gelatin, regular
or sugar-free; 3/4 cup boiling water; 1/2 cup cold water; ice cubes; 1sliced
1. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water.
2. Combine cold water and ice cubes to make 1-1/4 cups; add to gelatin
mixture, stirring until slightly thickened. Remove unmelted ice.
3. Place banana slices in five dessert glasses.
4. Measure 1-1/3 cups of the gelatin and spoon over banana slices.
5. Whip the remaining gelatin with
until fluffy, and about doubled in
6. Pour over clear gelatin in glasses.
7. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
Nutrition information for
each serving: 78 calories, 19 g carbs,
1 g protein,
Home Policies for Condo Owners
By: Jim Valkenburg / Insurance Insight
If you own a condo, in most cases your
Association covers the buildings. But the
Association has no interest in your personal
possessions nor will they protect your liability.
A condo policy can provide you, in part, with the following:
1. Dwelling. Most Association policies will only build your unit back
to the way it was originally built. You can have dwelling coverage to cover
the improvements made, such as upgraded tile or carpeting, built in
bookcases, ceiling fans, shutters, etc.
Note that some association policies will only build back to bare walls.
This means you would need coverage for all flooring, cabinets, tubs,
lighting; in other words, anything attached to the walls or floor. Be sure
to find out from the agent that handles the association policy which type
of coverage is provided.
2. Personal property. This covers your belongings. You get to pick
the amount and most people underestimate what it would cost to re-buy
what they own. Be sure to add replacement coverage on contents. This
would allow you to buy the items lost or stolen without deduction for
3. Liability and Medical Payments to Others. These policies
come with $100,000 liability with $1,000 medical payments and can be
increased for a small amount of premium.
4. Loss Assessment. You get $1,000 coverage standard in a policy. If
the association has to pay a claim (loss) for which you have that coverage
on your policy, your loss assessment will pay.
I recommend increasing this to at least $5,000. Example, self-locking
gate on the community pool breaks and a person walks in and drowns.
Since your policy has liability and the community is sued because of
liability, if you are assessed your policy will respond.
There are many endorsements that can be added to this policy such
as scheduling high-value jewelry items or scheduling silver. You can get
identity fraud coverage, back up of sewage & plumbing and many other
things you may want or need. Your agent is your best advisor.
Jim Valkenburg is a retired military officer and insurance
executive. He and his wife owned and operated their own
insurance agency for over 16 years. His primary purpose is to
give out real information that can be used to make intelligent
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Hair Color Options
By: Linda Bateman-Gomez / Timeless Beauty
Although I do have my own beauty
company and sell many products that I use
and love, at 62, there is no question I am always on
the lookout for another great product to add to my regimen. And because
I travel often, anything that’s compact and easy to take on the go is a
Racking up the frequent flyer miles also means my hair color is one
of the first things to take a back seat. Luckily, I have found a new favorite
for those like me, in need of a color touch-up between professional
I do not use a permanent color, so while I don't necessarily have to
deal with a root line, the temples and top section always seem to require
attention. I have tried the mascara wands and various other cream and
liquid covers, only to find they leave my hair stiff and difficult to style.
Recently, however, I kept seeing ads for the Madison Reed Root Touch
Up and decided to give it a try!
The MR site took me through a short series of questions for color match
and I ended up with Terra medium brown. There is no mixing involved,
just a single brown powder contained in a compact, with a brush that
looks like a blush brush. The product was about $30 which seemed rather
high at the time, but the reviews looked good and I figured if it worked,
it would be worth it.
After receiving and testing it out, I can honestly say I love this product!
First, it appears that it will last me a long time as it doesn’t take much to
cover, so the price seems fair after all.
I tried it on my temples and the coverage is wonderful! It's not stiff
and looks natural. It’s easy to take on the go, works great for in-between
coloring, and best of all, it should not damage your hair. I would think it
would work for men too, although they often look great with their gray!
As with all new products, check out the site to make sure it’s right for
you, but I think you’re gonna love it!
Linda Bateman-Gomez has an international beauty company
based in Las Vegas that specializes in cosmetics and other beauty
products. Contact Linda at TimelessBeauty2020@gmail.com or
through her website www.fullips.com.
Old People and Medical Issues
By: Kyo Mitchell / A Healthier You
Your health problems are just part of getting
old . . . or are they? Many times, both doctors
and patients attribute a patient’s medical problems
to getting old.
This is not entirely correct. A more correct statement would be to say
that the medical problems the elderly experience is due to the cumulative
wear and tear on the tissues and organs of the body.
It's like a domino effect. Wear and tear on one organ and tissue will
affect and eventually weaken the functioning of any other tissue or organ
- which depend on that original organ or tissue.
Other functions will decrease as this domino effect extends to other
tissues and organs. When the level of function decreases to a certain level,
medical conditions result.
One example of this would be the release of growth hormone from the
pituitary. Growth hormone is released from the pituitary gland in the
brain and sends the signal to the body’s tissues to repair themselves after
After the age of 60, the pituitary gland releases very little growth
hormone and the body heals far less efficiently and effectively. This can
result in the body aging more quickly.
One means by which the body can stimulate the release of growth
hormone after the age of 60 is exercise. This can increase the body’s
ability to heal and slow the rate of aging of the body.
If the efficiency of the respiratory system decreases, the body’s cells
receive less oxygen and the blood can become more acidic. Diabetes and
high blood pressure can damage blood vessels and lead to stroke, heart
attack as well as other problems.
I always find it interesting that people will spend money to change
their oil or replace the fluids in their car as a preventative means to keep
their car running well. Yet many are hesitant to spend money on health
care until a problem results that possibly affects their health and ability
to function for the rest of their days.
Facing one’s mortality is difficult for many individuals. It's easier
and less frightening to ignore that it might be the beginnings of health
problems, than to deal with them.
Dr. Kyo Mitchell served as faculty at Bastyr University in Seattle
and Wongu University in Las Vegas for over a decade. Dr. Mitchell
practices in Summerlin and can be reached at 702-481-6216 or
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Watch For Credit Errors!
Everyone should periodically check their credit for possible errors. Those who have sold their home in a
short sale need to pay very careful attention to their credit report to make sure it was reported accurately
by the lender, especially if they want to apply for a new mortgage. The short sale may erroneously appear
on their credit report as a foreclosure, a blemish that could haunt them much longer and prevent them
from obtaining a new mortgage because it’s a red flag to a lender.
Typically, when lenders report on a short sale, they’ll say, “settled for less than the amount owed.” That’s
a key indicator for a buyer's new mortgage lender to see because it shows that the previous property was
a short sale, not a foreclosure. Lenders have the responsibility to report accurately to the credit bureaus,
but there have been a considerable number of errors made in the reporting of short sales across the
Certain credit report codes will also hamper a borrowers’ ability to qualify for a mortgage: Chapter 5, 8, or
9 – which are often synonymous with a foreclosure. Be careful when you review your credit report, and
make sure you understand everything on it.
You could be eligible for financing 2-4 years after a short sale, depending on the circumstances, loan type,
etc. If you have had a foreclosure, you will most likely have to wait seven years or more for a conventional
loan. (There are occasional exceptions for FHA and VA loans in as soon as 2-3 years based on extenuating
circumstances.) So, as you can see, having the short sale reported properly can make a big
difference. (For more specific questions regarding the timeframes and qualification requirements, to see if
you can qualify now, or to find out what steps you need to take to qualify for a home loan, call Matt
Hennessy at Axia Home Loans 702-810-1522. He's the most knowledgeable loan officer I have come
across in my 30 year real estate career!).
Those who have the short sale inaccurately noted in their credit report will need to contact the creditor
and likely supply a final settlement statement showing the previous property was a short sale, and a copy
of the grant deed transferring the property from them to the buyer. It can be fixed! The first step is
figuring out if there are any errors, and then go from there.
There can be other errors on your credit report as well, so it's a good idea for everyone to keep an eye on
their report. There are lots of ways to do this, such as using a credit monitoring service, or even contacting
the credit bureaus directly.
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