The following are a few links to my favorite sites, political and non-political. Please take a few minutes and check them out.
Honoring my father . . .
My father served his entire adult life in the Air Force until his death from leukemia. He instilled in me a deep faith in the value of service to America. While I couldn’t follow my childhood dream of following in my father’s footsteps, I can help honor his memory—and provide some valuable information—with these links.
The American Cancer Society has lots of important information and can be found at http://www.cancer.org/
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers information, advice and discussion boards at http://www.leukemia.org/
The American Heart Association takes on heart attacks and strokes—two of the largest killers of women and African Americans. You can find them at http://www.americanheart.org/
And lest we forget, the United States Air Force Museum offers a wealth of information about the planes and the brave men and women of the United States Air Force at http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil
Education . . .
Even though I was an Air Force kid, I spent most of my school years here in Clark County, graduating from Western High School. After fifteen years of work, I returned to school, earning my Bachelor’s Degree at UNLV and my Juris Doctorate in Law at the UNLV Boyd School of Law. As a legislator, I’m very interested in our educational system from kindergarten through graduate school.
You can find out about the Clark County School District—one of America’s largest school districts—at http://www.ccsd.net/
Nevada State Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC)—PIRC’s website has a wide variety of suggestions of activities parents and grandparents can do with their students. Their website is http://www.nevadapirc.org.
Parent Teacher Association—the National PTA has tips on helping students with homework, instilling a love for reading, and working with teachers to help your students succeed. Visit www.PTA.org, click on “Topics” and then on “Student Success.”
US Department of Education—For a series of online brochures on topics ranging from helping your students with science and math to getting prepared for college, visit www.ed.gov and click on “Parents.”
Our community college system (College of Southern Nevada) has a number of campuses and a wide variety of courses for the young and for older Nevadans too. Check them out at http://csn.edu
And, of course I have to mention my alma mater, the University of Nevada Las Vegas. You can learn about the amazing number of areas of work at UNLV by clicking on http://www.unlv.edu/
Consumer Affairs, Financial Tips and Foreclosure Mediation
Each year the Nevada State Treasurer's office receives millions of dollars in what is called "unclaimed property." The items are usually pay checks which weren't picked up, closed bank accounts with money still in them, and insurance checks which were returned as undeliverable.
You may have money waiting for you to claim it. Just click on this link http://nevadatreasurer.gov/unclaimed to see. Many people are completely unaware that they have money in the Treasurer's account, so let your friends know too.
The Foreclosure Mediation Program was established as a result of the Assembly Bill 149, passed during the 2009 session of the Nevada Legislature. Its purpose is to address the foreclosure crisis head-on and to help keep Nevada families in their homes. Get help saving your home here: http://foreclosure.nevadajudiciary.us/
For families and child friendly sites . . .
With two teenagers in the house, a toddler and a baby, Brenda and I log on often for information, advice or just fun things for the kids. Here are some of the sites we go to the most . . .
The thought of my children gone missing is a terror I hope I never have to face. Thankfully, there is a wonderful organization whose sole purpose is to find missing children and get them home to their families. Check out this website – you may even be able to help find missing children and get them back to their families!
Politics and elections
Two sites I turn to for quick information and more . . .
|William Horne Little Known Fact translation (from Biography Page): The Japanese language is difficult!