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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, September 18, 1997 9 bO ber ing ant % 3n nt )n at er 7e rs County commission notes Nevada Test Site Development Corporation--The commission approved a contract for a total project cost of $126,700 to establish the Nevada Science and Tech- nology Corridor as a concept to promote economic development of the rural Southern Nevada region, spe- cifically the Nevada TestSite, the Nellis Gunnery Range and the Tonopah Test Range. Stage 1 of the project Amarge6a Valley Town Ordinance, Bill 97-11--This bill would provide for the imposition of a business license tax on transient lodging, i.e., a m tax imposed on hotels and RV parks. A motion to approve was passed 4-0. Flood Damages--Commissioner Cameron McRae showed a video tape of flood damage from the September 2-4 rains t. Various ack to school advice from the Attorney General As children throughout Nevada have gone back to the classroom, Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa wishes to remind parents, faculty and students that everyone plays an important part in creating a safe environment in which to learn and grow. "It makes it hard for our children to learn and develop in a positive direction when crime, drugs and violence are an unwelcome part of their daily lesson," Del Papa said, "I applaud the efforts of those schools and communities around the state who have participated in anti-violence programs in the past and I encourage active support and participation in positive enforcement programs, such as campus anti-vio- lence weeks, during the coming school year." There are many practical ways for both the student and parent to take an active role in creating a safer, more positive environment. The National Crime Prevention Council en- courages parents to talk to their children on how to reduce the risk of becoming a crime victim, work with them on nonvio- lent ways to handle frustration, anger and conflict and build their self-esteem by emphasizing their strengths. Parents should always know where their kids are, what they are doing and whom they are with. Parents are also encouraged to participate in school activities such as field trips, the PTA or helping out in the classroom. Block parent programs are a good way to work with other parents to keep your schools, neighborhoods and children safer. Students should begin by learning to settle arguments with words, not fists or weapons. Stay away from alcohol and other drugs and from places and people associated with them. Participate, or, better yet, initiate anti-gang activities in your school. Always report crimes or suspicious activities to the police, school authorities or parents. Some school districts also have a "Secret Witness" program available to students. These are just some suggestions towards a safer learning environment. Staff and facility of schools as well as commu- nity partners such as businesses, local government and law enforcement participate in many additional programs aimed at allowing our children to concentrate more on learning and growing, rather than on violence and fear. If you're interested in further information on how you can participate in a program that works to prevent school vio- lence, start by contacting the National School Safety Center at: 4165 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Suite 290, Westlake Village, CA 91362. Their phone number is (805) 373-9977. You may also write to the National Crime Prevention Council at 1700 "K" Street, NW, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20006-3817. "Another good child safety and protection resource is the Missing Children Clearinghouse located into the Office of the Attorney General. They not only provide programs such as the free child identification and fingerprinting kits, their new Crime Prevention Unit serves as a public resource center for information regarding all issues concerning Nevada's chil- dren," Del Papa said. A specialized license plate is now available to Nevadans who are willing to pay the extra fees to help generate proceeds which will support the work of the Clearinghouse. Before the plate can be stamped and issued, 250 letters of intent are required from interested motorists. Letters of intent are avail- able thought the Attorney General's Office or by contacting the Registration Division of the Department of Motor Ve- hicles. History 102 at CCSN for the f'n'st time in several years in" Pahrump this fall. The class will meet Thurs- days 6-9 p.m. at the Pahrump Valley High School and be taught by Paul J. Schmitt. Mr. Schmitt, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Ge- ography from Arizona State University and a Masters of Arts in American History Community College of Southern Nevada's Extension affected by history." Courses will offer History 102 (Reconstruction to the Present) Asked about his teaching philosophy, Mr. Schmitt replied, from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has been teaching at CCSN since 1993. During that time he has taught History 101 and History 102, as well as World Geography. Asked about his training in the two subjects Mr. Schmitt replied, "I believe f-]ae two fields complement each other. History is often af- fected by geography, and geography is unquestionably often Briefly Note___ __dd CaSThteleOwfYdMcreDiel s ot0elL8b'R!g!H?be!2 _ Post 22 American Legion and Auxiliary will be raffling off a Castle of Dreams Doll House for their building fund on De- cember 18 at the VFW post on Homestead starting at 7 p.m. The doll house measuring 54"x36"x28", made of beads, buttons and plastic was do- nated by Marge Roth it took her one year to complete. 14 at the Pahrump Harvest Fes- tival at the Pepsi Cola wagon; October 3-5 at the VFW craft show and November 8 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Raffle tickets are on sale at the Harvest Festival booth at a cost of $1 each or six for $5. For more information con- tact Marge Roth at 727-6707. "I think most college students try to avoid history because they remember high school history and having to remem- ber useless dates. I don't be- lieve in dates, except as a reference. I try to show my classes the significance his- tory has to their present world. For example, I can show how the events in Bosnia today are a consequence of George Washington's actions in West- ern Pennsylvania in 1758 that started the French and Indian War. History doesn't happen in a vacuum. I want my students to understand why something happened and its effect, not when it happened." I I III I I t,AHRUMp 00mGHTING Lighting Fixtures , Ceiling Fans , lamps , Bulbs Intercoms Central Vacs OPEN Monday thru Friday 8:30 to 4:00 Hollywood plaza 361 S. Frontage Rd. Phone 751-3200 Fax 751 FAXX , Making Pahrump A Little Brighter i" I Service Forum Small, But Do it All! LITTLE TIME ? NO TIME ? Is dexnlng your house or Business becoming a chore? Call us at 727.1623 . Ask About Our Flat" Rates. 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