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‘Subway Man’ Speaks in Las Vegas on Sept. 30

Jared Fogle, the man who more than 10 years ago lost over 245 pounds by eating two SUBWAY sandwiches a day, will be at the White Middle School in Las Vegas this Wednesday, September 30, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. to speak to students, teachers and faculty about the need to eat healthy and stay fit.  JaredFogle

White Middle School hosts 1,300 children in grades 6, 7 and 8 and is an active participant in the Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit program. Jared’s story resonates with children and provides a real life incentive for kids to stay healthy and fit. 

On the heels of a national study on obesity released earlier this summer, Jared has been speaking at venues across the country about the importance of making healthy food choices.  With our country’s health care crisis at an all time high and health care related costs due to obesity in the billions. Jared, who has been a long-time advocate for children, believes that by investing in prevention through education it can make a significant impact. 

Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit was started two years ago and has been recognized for program excellence both nationally and locally. Keeping Kids Fit incorporates diverse forms of technology along with hands on instruction to promote wellness. The program targets children and families who are statistically at a higher risk for childhood obesity.

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Las Vegas Metro Police- Fast as a Speeding Tweet

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) is the latest addition to our city’s zany social networking tweeting crowd. Now along with chatting on Cirque du Soleil characters, virtual partying with the Playmates on Palms Vegas and following celebrity sightings at the speed of neon light on Myvegasscene.com, you can get up-to- the-minute updates on the whereabouts of Las Vegas vice cops. 

Twitter members send 140-character maximum text “tweet” messages like “Metro is setting up a perimeter near Warms Springs & Rainbow. Please avoid the area,” and can plan their “life” accordingly. 

Metro is also posting photos of suspects and alerts about missing children. “This is huge, because if we have people on their cell phones who subscribe to this site, as they are taking their kids to school and dropping their kids off, they may see this little four-year-old wandering around in his pajamas,” said Metro Officer Ramon Denby in an interview with Las Vegas One. 

So far, the results are promising:  In the three days the feed has been up, it already has 332 followers. 

LVMPD joins a number of city police departments (Boston, Toronto and Milwaukee, to name a few) that leverage Twitter to help fight crime in their communities and make residents’ life easier by providing instant alerts. 

But it’s not just the hard-core stuff:  Twitters were also the first to know that the local metro cops were serving lunch at the Las Vegas Valley’s Applebee’s locations on March 26, with all tips going to Special Olympics fundraising efforts.

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Welcome to our Las Vegas VBA Blog

 

Vegas Backstage Access has launched live on the Web:

http://www.BackstageAccessVegas.com

Whew!  It was quite a long and challenging ride.  But it was well worth it.  Lots of careful thought and design planning time and effort went into our branding and launch. 

We’re all about writing and photographing on the Las Vegas entertainment, lifestyle, food, art, and travel scene. 

Feel free to read, write and submit anything you might think others in the journalism and photojournalism profession might enjoy.

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