In her communications with at least a dozen species, she has learned dolphins think humans should stick together more, a dog told her the family’s daughter struggled with homework, and one horse’s fear to complete a water jump set in precisely four strides before the leap. As if she were Miss Cleo, the animal communicator works best on phone call readings in which she looks at a pet’s photograph.
The drama is just part of their stressful, successful business — and now, their reality show, “Flipping Vegas.” Working on tight deadlines to transform run-down abandoned properties for profit, the show follows their work, which the couple say is always full of action in the city that never sleeps.
A pair having sex in the stands, nonresponsive ravers laid out on stretchers, auto burglaries and assaults. Dispatch calls were steady but not necessarily surprising to police officers at the Electric Daisy Carnival, a three-day, DJ-fueled music festival known for its fans’ rampant Ecstasy use. Although emergency responders anticipated Day 2 of the all-night party to be the worst of it, the Saturday night/early Sunday installment delivered much of the same — dehydration, excessive intoxication — but no fatalities.
So, hundreds of teachers — the district employs 18,000 — have to wait to hear whether they will have a job on the first day of school.
One local fifth-grader already knows what he wants for Christmas — the Henderson SWAT team’s new robot, Andros Mark 5.
“It will be on my list this year,” Carl Miller, a 10-year-old at Wolff Elementary in Henderson, said. “I mean, what else can push a school bus?”
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Two names adorn dozens of scars on Cassondra Coleman Schoppe’s wrists. On her left — her mother, “Marilyn.” On her right — her brother “Timothy.” The tattooed inscriptions replace flesh once stained with blood. The dedications serve as motivation to never fall that low again. In alcohol-fused hazes, Coleman Schoppe, a University of Nevada, Reno alumna, slit her wrists once in 2003 and again in 2007, shortly after the unexpected deaths of her two family members.