Contest promoting anti-graffiti will display student artwork on
transit vehicles valley-wide; Artwork due Oct. 17
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)
invites local elementary and middle school students to submit artwork
to participate in its 7th annual 2013 RTC Anti-Graffiti Art Contest.
This year’s theme is: “Keep Southern Nevada Graffiti Free.”
The RTC is challenging students valley-wide to create artwork that
encourages Southern Nevadans to respect each other’s property and not
devalue and deface it with graffiti.
The grand prize winners’ artwork will be unveiled this December during
a special event hosted by the winning school. The top entries will
also be featured on an RTC vehicle and other transit amenities for up
to one year. Crime Stoppers has also donated 10 shelter ads through
Outdoor Promotions to display the Top 10 pieces of art.
Artwork submitted for the contest must be an original concept, in
color; no black and white, photography or glitter will be accepted.
Art tools may include markers, crayons, colored pencils or paints.
Students must submit artwork on an 11-by-17-inch landscape piece of
paper to be considered in the contest.
The deadline for artwork is Thursday, Oct. 17 by 5 p.m. It can be
mailed or hand-delivered to the RTC Administrative Office, 600 S.
Grand Central Parkway, Suite 350, Las Vegas, NV, 89106; Attention:
Aileen Pastor. Full entry details can be found at rtcsnv.com. More
information is also available through Aileen Pastor via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 702-676-1735.
In its 7th year, the annual RTC Anti-Graffiti Art Contest, the RTC is
partnering with the Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition, Las Vegas
Metropolitan Police Department Graffiti Investigation Section, Crime
Stoppers, Outdoor Promotions, Vector Media Las Vegas, and the Clark
County School District.
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning agency and
regional traffic management agency for Southern Nevada. The RTC’s
vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional
transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for
citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to
use alternate commute modes to help reduce traffic congestion, clean
the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. RTC
transit service carried nearly 60 million passengers last year and is
one of the most efficient transit systems in the nation. For more
information on the RTC, visit rtcsnv.com or use your mobile device to
access the RTC’s Ride Tracker, a GPS-based, mobile website that
enables transit riders to easily see when buses are due to arrive.
* * * * *
Do you know the two simple steps of Hands-Only CPR? Then you’re ready
to help save a life. The American Heart Association and Anthem Blue
Cross and Blue Shield Foundation have teamed up to continue the
national awareness campaign and ongoing mobile tour teaching Americans
how to perform Hands-Only CPR to the beat of the Bee Gees’ hit
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death with nearly 360,000
out-of-hospital cases occurring every year in the United States. When
a teen or adult has a sudden cardiac arrest, survival depends on
immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby, especially since
survival rates drop as much as 10 percent for every minute that goes
by without intervention. The Bees Gees’ hit song “Stayin’ Alive” has
more than 100 beats per minute, which is the rate you should push on
the chest during Hands-Only CPR.
“The iconic song’s beat is an easy and fun way for people to remember
the correct rhythm for CPR chest compressions, and make them feel more
confident doing it,” said Derek Cox, EMS Educator for Las Vegas Fire
and Rescue. “If you begin Hands-Only CPR to the beat of the Bee Gees’
‘Stayin’ Alive’ immediately on a teen or adult who collapses from
sudden cardiac arrest, you can double or triple their chances of
In fact, Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be equally as effective as
conventional mouth-to-mouth CPR, and people are more likely to feel
comfortable performing it. A December 2012 study published in the
journal, Circulation found that chest compression-only CPR keeps more
people alive with good brain function after having a sudden cardiac
The AHA’s Hands-Only CPR tour will make a stop in Las Vegas for an
interactive training event September 18-21, 2013 to teach residents
this easy-to-learn CPR method. The event locations and details are as
—Wednesday, Sept. 18, 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Freemont Street
Experience, 4th Street and Freemont Street in front of Slotzilla
—Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., City of Henderson, 240
S. Water Street, in front of City Hall
—Friday, Sept. 20, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Findlay Volkswagen, 983
Auto Show Drive, Henderson
—Saturday, Sept. 21, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Andre Agassi College
Preparatory Academy, 1201 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Multi-purpose Room
All events are open to the public.
“Far too many people die each year from sudden cardiac arrest, and we
are determined to help overcome this public health crisis by teaching
Las Vegas residents the two simple steps of saving a life,” said Mike
Murphy, President and General Manager, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue
Shield in Nevada. “We’re proud to support the American Heart
Association’s Hands-Only CPR campaign because we know this program
will help improve survival rates among out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
victims and give bystanders the confidence they need to save a life.”
* * * * *
The Hagerty Driving Experience Powered by Ford is partnering with
local classic car owners to provide today’s youth, ages 15-25, a rare
opportunity to receive hands-on instruction on how to drive some of
the most unique and iconic classic cars on the road. Students will
learn the lost art of operating a manual transmission, on a
Created to give young drivers the opportunity to experience different
genres of classic and antique cars, as well as foster interest in
classics for future generations, the Hagerty Driving Experience aims
to address several areas of concern regarding today’s youth:
—Lack of interest among teens to obtain their licenses (according to a
recent University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study,
only 46 percent of 17-year-olds in America have their driver’s
licenses, a 33 percent decrease since 1983).
—Today’s teens rarely have access to manual transmissions — more than
90 percent of new cars sold in the U.S. are equipped with automatic
transmissions. This trend greatly affects the skill set required to
drive classic cars, which are commonly equipped with manual
Closed course driving with classic cars such as Fords, Porsches,
Chevrolets, and Dodges from the 1920s through the 1970s. Three 2013
Ford performance vehicles will also be available for young adults to
WHEN: Saturday, September 21; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Classroom and drive
sessions; Classic vehicles and Hagerty representatives available
WHERE: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Blvd. N., Las Vegas,
NV 89115. Location Map: http://goo.gl/maps/1df3H
* * * * *
7th Annual Safe Night (Halloween Program) Tuesday, October 1, 6 p.m. -
9 p.m., Suncoast Hotel & Casino. 9090 Alta Drive. Open to the public.
Expo features: 50 business exhibits, Face painting, Balloon artist,
Story time, live entertainment and a costume contest for children 12
years and under. Don’t forget our Chef’s Corner – serving tasty hot
samples for everyone! Plus the first 200 kids arriving will receive a
FREE Trick or Trick bag to collect their treats from all the
businesses exhibiting at the event! It’s Safe Night… for our
children of Clark County…
Free admission tickets are being distributed at various locations
throughout Clark County (children 12 years and under are admitted
For more info call - (702) 639-6964 or visit our website -
* * * * *
Jump for joy as Sky Zone Las Vegas, the creator of the world’s first
indoor trampoline park, introduces three new specials. Guests can now
keep their minds and bodies active and energized during Friday Family
Night, Healthy Happy Hour and Ultimate Dodgeball Drop-In Nights.
—Friday Family Night — Families can challenge gravity without
challenging their budget with a special Friday Family Night package
from 6-10 p.m. featuring four 60-minute jumps, four large fountain
drinks and four slices of pizza for $60 (an $81 value). Last jump hour
takes place from 9-10 p.m. Must keep receipt and show it at the Sky
Cafe to get pizza and drinks.
—Healthy Happy Hour — Stay happy, healthy and hydrated with 60-minute
jumps available for $12 Monday-Friday from 2-5 p.m. with the last
happy hour jump taking place from 4-5 p.m.
—Ultimate Dodgeball Drop-In Nights — Home of Ultimate Dodgeball
Championships where the popular school-yard activity gets taken to the
extreme, young and old alike are invited to participate in Ultimate
Dodgeball Drop-In Nights Tuesdays (ages 10-14) and Thursdays (ages
15+) from 6-8 p.m. Purchase two hours of dodgeball for $15 or one hour
for $7.50. Allows access to dodgeball courts only.
With more than 151 trampolines, the new Sky Zone Las Vegas is a 27,000
sq. ft. state-of-the-art indoor trampoline park featuring wall-to-wall
active fun with a number of new features including: the ultimate 3-D
play experience with a variety gravity-defying activities including
three Ultimate Dodgeball courts; a SkySlambasketball court; additional
Foam Zone lanes where guests can bounce from trampolines into a pit of
foam blocks; a Parents Lounge offering free Wi-Fi and Satellite TV; a
Mezzanine and SkyBox overlooking the courts as well as a SkyCafe.
Additional special events and classes are also available. Some
blackout dates may apply. For complete schedule and more information
on Sky Zone Las Vegas, please visit www.skyzone.com/LasVegas.
* * * * *
City Beat is a compilation of news and views of our editorial and
writing team, along with reader submissions and topics. Readers are
invited to suggest a local topic or any other items of interest.
Contest promoting anti-graffiti will display student artwork on