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Friday, January 22, 2010

Flooding Aftermath: Homeless Houselhold Item Cleaned Up

shoppingcarts.jpeg       Tourist Mike Flannigan thought he would go for a healthy jog behind the Imperial Palace every morning on his visit here, but its more like a garbage obstacle course. "Its kind of like running through a dump," Flannigan said. 
       "It doesn't matter if it is raining or not. It is full of litter and trash." He said. "It is definitely the back streets of the strip." He's from Virginia and says that the ammount of trash surprised him. "Everybody is pushing for the clean planet, the green planet, the energy cars and everything else and not even a block away from the biggest casinos in the world you have a dump. Its amazing." Then he ran off through the garbage.
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       Nearby, county workers used pitchforks, brooms and rakes to scoop up everything from tumble weeds to shopping carts out behind the Imperial Palace. Flood waters that rush under the Imperial Pallace hotel bring what you could call household items from homeless that live in the tunnels including mattresses, clothes and un opened food. One homeless man even returned to mine the piles of wet clothes, shopping carts and bikes. Then he headed back into the tunnels unfazed by a security officer who ignored him. More rain is forcast for today and a little tomorrow.

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The clean up is symbolic of what crews will be doing valley wide. Out at McCarran the airport is sending out backlogs of travelers that were grounded in yesterdays rain. Some travelers were stranded for more than 8 hours as flights. Commuters had to take alternate routes at Koval and Anne and this morning still out on Valley View near Spring Mountain.
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Nation's First Cold War Memorial Groundbreaking & Book Signing

The Forest Service members of the CIA and workers from Area 51 were at Mt. Charleston outside Las Vegas for the groundbreaking of the nation's first Cold War Memorial on Saturday, November 17. This will enhance the regions international recognition for its role in America's victory in the Cold War. The Atomic Testing museum with its hands-on exhibits, the atomic test site with its bomb-ravaged structures and now the cold war memorial honoring America's heroes who lost their lives in America's longest war. Vistors can get a signed first-edition copy of Silent Heroes of the Cold War (Stephen's Press 2008) and learn more at this first public event on a multi-million dollar Forest Service project in the area.

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