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FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

FAA Makes Flight Restrictions Deal with Tour Companies

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is going to restrict air space around Las Vegas from Sunday evening to Wednesday afternoon while President Barack Obama is in town.

An FAA statement issued Friday says eight local Grand Canyon sightseeing tour companies will be able to use nearby Jean Airport during that time. Jean is 25 miles south of the Strip. Several other area airports will be closed to general aviation. Commercial traffic at McCarran International Airport won’t be affected.

Two helicopter air tour companies also will be able to conduct night sightseeing tours out of McCarran.

The president plans a campaign event late Sunday at a Las Vegas high school. He’s scheduled to stay at the Westin Lake Las Vegas to hold debate practice sessions for two additional days before his scheduled debate against Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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Parents and Students Offered Help in Finding Money for College

Parents and Students Offered Help in Finding Money for College


Parents and students in Henderson will get a chance to learn about applying for college scholarships in two workshops scheduled for this week.

College Nights is sponsored by the Henderson Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Excellence and Youth Opportunity. The workshops will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Valley View Recreation Center, 500 Harris Street.

The workshops are free and open to both parents and students. Participants are asked to RSVP at 267-4016, but walk-ins will be welcomed.

The events will cover finding scholarships and how to complete an application that will get noticed.

8NewsNow/LVRJ Poll: Heck Leads Oceguera By Wide Margin

LAS VEGAS -- Republican Rep. Joe Heck enjoys a 53 percent to 40 percent lead over Democratic challenger John Oceguera among likely voters in the contest for Heck's seat in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District, according to an 8NewsNow/Las Vegas Review-Journal poll released early Friday morning.

The telephone poll of 663 likely voters by SurveyUSA of Clifton, N.J., also found that 4 percent of respondents favored other candidates and 4 percent were undecided. The poll, taken Monday through Wednesday, had a margin of error of 3.9 percent.

The congressional district covers portions of the southwest and southeast valley, including Henderson.

Henderson Company Hiring 70 Workers

HENDERSON, Nev. -- A new Henderson company that makes custom apparel is looking to hire 20 full-time workers and 50 part-time workers.

Spreadshirt will be holding a job fair on Thursday, Oct. 4 at its Henderson production facility at 1100 Mary Crest Road. The job fair will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be on-site interviews.

Although some of the jobs will be seasonal positions, the company plans to do additional hiring in 2013.

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Swap Old Halloween Costumes for New Ones at City Event

Swap Old Halloween Costumes for New Ones at City Event


The City of Henderson will host a costume swap shop this year to help provide budget-friendly dress options for the holiday.

Participants are invited to drop off clean, gently used Halloween costumes (sizes newborn to adult) Oct. 1-10 at Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr. Register online at cityofhenderson.com/parks (activity 154117-36) or at any recreation center.

For each costume dropped off, a ticket will be given that can be redeemed the day of the swap to choose different costumes. The swap takes place 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Participation is free.

Homebuilder Re-Examines Policies Following Refund Dispute

HENDERSON, Nev. - New homes are being built across the valley. Ron Robinson wanted to own one so he put a deposit down on a Beazer home in Henderson.

"I gave them $5,448," he said.

While waiting for loan approval and the home appraisal, Ron said he was repeatedly told one thing.

"Every time I inquired about refunds, I was assured that Beazer is not in the practice of keeping customers' money," he said.

That wasn't the case, however.

"As a matter of fact, I was not offered any type of negotiation - just told that the home did not appraise and that I couldn't get my money back," he said.

According to realtor Lori Knoetop, who did not represent Ron in his deal, appraisals can often come in too low when upgrades are added to a home.

"It's kind of like a crap shoot," she said.

Classic Car Show Opens in Henderson

Classic Car Show Opens in Henderson


Classic cars are on display at Henderson's 13th annual Super Run Classic Car Show, which opened at noon Thursday.

It is the largest car show in southern Nevada with more than 1,000 hot rods, vintage vehicles and muscle cars. Besides displays of classics, there will be live entertainment from country music artist Jerrod Niemann and "Route-66 The Musical."

There will also be a special appearance from race car designer Peter Brock. He is known for creating the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, Corvette Stingray and Shelby GT350 Mustang.

Competitions, including burnouts and roaring engines and a silent auction will be part of the show. Admission to the event is complimentary. The show is going at the District at Green Valley Ranch and at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 South Water Street.

Here is the schedule for the show: