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Issue #35 – Welcome to the Flamingo Habitat

Visiting the Flamingo Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Casino was a special experience for me because it reminded me (Brianna) of Georgia. Being surrounded by the greenery felt like home to me but also the air was musky. The main attraction were the flamingos. They stood out as the reason to go. Our team learned about a lot of different animals and we would deeply recommend visiting the habitat.

Opening in 1995, the habitat brought a jungle-like environment to the strip.
(Even though the animal habitat’s hours are from 8am to 8pm, the area is accessible 24 hours every day.)
 However, we recommend visiting during daylight hours at least once to see the different animals properly. After hours the path is a little more secluded than the rest of The Strip.  Jeremy also went to the habitat and he really enjoyed it. He said, “I really enjoyed seeing all the different kinds of animals like the flamingos and parrots. You can even have a parrot put on your shoulder. I thought that was cool to see.” Seeing the different kinds of plants and a waterfall was pretty cool to see as well. I would highly recommend everyone to go and check this place out because it’s a pretty cool experience to go and check out.

How long do Macaw birds live? •The average life span is 60 years.

Why do flamingos stand on one leg? •To conserve energy because they are at rest.

How far will a Mallard Duck fly when it migrates? • It can travel up to 800 miles a day.

How do turtles survive in the winter? • They bromate under rocks in the water holding their breath for 4 months, at heart rate of 5 beats per minute.

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Issue #35-Need A New Hobby… Learn to Fly RC Airplanes At Willie McCool Park (Located in North Las Vegas)



Are you getting bored of the same old hobbies? Well we have the right one for you! Flying RC planes, helicopters and other types of radio control aircrafts has become a hugely popular pastime in the recent years.

It has never been easier and more affordable to get started! Circles Magazine met with Don Campbell to interview about the park and everything else you need to know when flying. He told us “it is hard to fly RC airplanes, they are just like the real thing but just on a smaller scale, they are also slow, and depend on the type of airplane.” They run about 200 miles an hour. some prices vary from $200.75 to $409.95. Most people buy finished or build and fly them around.

The limitations of RC planes have been compared to real airplanes such as not responding. There are a few rules when flying: Don’t hurt anybody, and no combat flying, (combat flying means the flying of any model aircraft in such a manner as to interfere with another model aircraft that can cause damage to each other). A yearly pass must be purchased to utilize the model airplane flying field at Willie McCool Regional Park. A pass can be purchased at the Neighborhood Recreation Center, 1638 North Bruce Street, North Las Vegas. For more information, Call; (702) 633-1600.

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Issue #35 – The Mob Museum

Research Team: Stacey Foster, Michelle Frese, Justin Freeman, Cassie Hitchcock, Joey Thomas

 Mobsters, the lifeblood of America between Probation (1920’s) to about the 1950’s. While most of the Mob now is gone, their memory and their legacy lives on in the Mob Museum at 300 Stewart Ave in Las Vegas. We at Circles Magazine got the chance to go there to take a tour and to do an interview.

 We got to do an interview with Felicia, who is the Director of Guest Services at the Mob Museum, and ask a couple of questions:

                How did the Mob Museum start?

A number of people had a hand to the start of the Mob Museum, the biggest was Former Mayor of Las Vegas and Mob Defense Attorney, Oscar Goodman.

                How many people do you have working here?

120 full time employees and we have about that many part time workers as well. That number of part time workers does not include volunteers.

                How many tours do you ‘run’ on a daily basis?

The tours are predominant self-guided.

                How long has the Mob Museum been in Las Vegas?

February 14th, 2012; because that was the date of a pretty big Mob event that happened, the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967).

                What was this building before it became a museum?

A Courthouse and a Post Office

                How many exhibits do you have?

Four (4) Floor exhibits and many things that are not on display in storage as well as in schools and some community centers.

Have any of the Items been use in a court of Law?

Yes, Al Capone’s gun is on the 3rd floor on loan from the IRS Criminal investigation unit, Two (2) Tommy Guns (or Thompson Submachine Guns) from the Valentine’s Day Massacre. They are periodicity on display and hand cuffs on the 2nd floor.

                What is your favorite exhibit?

A special place in my heart is for the Crime Lab and Firearm Training simulator.

 After our interview with Felicia, we had the chance to tour the Mob Museum for ourselves. We were amazed with the amount of history that the Museum had to offer. From seeing the Revolver that Al Capone used to having one of us being electrocuted (not actually). It was a fun tour for us. So the next time you want to find out about the Mob, go to the Mob Museum!

 P.S.:  The hours for the Mob Museum is open every day at 9:00 AM to 9:00PM; tickets start at $26.95 but it includes a Las Vegas all exclusive pass. Also there is limited Parking for the Mob Museum on site and there is a $7.00 fee for parking.

 P.S.S.: Thank you Felicia, and the rest of the Mob Museum, for the interview and allowing us to tour the Museum. It was a fun experience for us!

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Issue #35- Las Vegas Motor Speedway, America’s Racing Showplace

The Las Vegas Motor Speedway has developed into a major tourist destination catering to thousands of race car fans throughout the world. The LVMS located in the northeast corner of the valley is the largest motorsports complex in the United States. Ten different tracks, featuring 19 styles of racing, sits on 1,600 acres of land hosting up to 1,500 venues a year including concerts, air shows and motocross.

In 1998, the LVMS celebrated the first race of NASCAR’s Winston Cup Series. The track was a 1.5 mile Tri-oval seating over 120,000 fans. It was a success selling 170,000 tickets to racecar fans in just a couple of hours making a sell-out.

The race track holds 80,000 fans with -12*-20* turns and a lap distance of 1.5 miles.

Jamie is the best tour guide and the LVMS is a must see for any traditional race fan! She has been given tours of the raceway for 17 years, and was able to answer questions we asked.

Dream Racing offers real track driving experience with the largest selection of exotic race cars from all over the world. Prices range.

Suites

There are 102 suites, which hold a maximum of 120 people. Prices range from $60,000-$140,000 a year.

The Strip is one of only two 1/4 mile dragstrip tracks that has been modified from two lanes to four lanes. The Strip holds the fastest times of less than 3 seconds and speeds of over 330 mph.

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Issue #35- Marsha Warfield





Who is a native of Chicago, began, her career in comedy in 1974 at the age of twenty. She decided to get into comedy because she said “I thought I was funny.” Referred to by a friend, Marsha Warfield began testing out her comedy at a local club that would host a free open mic night. She would stay there crafting her skills for two years before deciding to make a jump to the full time. In 1976, she was ready to head west and make it in Hollywood as a professional comedian. Her first role on TV was on the “Richard Pryor Show.”

Marsha made appearances on the shows, “Riptide”, “Family Ties,” & “Cheers.” She was also in several movies including “They Call Me Bruce”, “DC Cab”, and the 1985 movie “The Mask.” Her longest running show was “Night Court” which ran from 1984 to 1992. She joined the cast as the third baliff named Roz Russell in 1986 and stayed with it until it end in 1992. Marsha continues her comedy work at the Las Vegas LA Comedy Club located at the Strat. She can be seen on Wednesday & Thursday nights.

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Issue #34 – GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY MOVIE REVIEW

Summary: Hey adventure fans out there it’s time we go to the movies. We are watching an action packed adventure movie. So, let’s take off, because we are going to have fun! Guardians of Galaxy is all about superheroes! The adventurer Peter Quill is the object of a bounty hunt since he stole a mysterious Orb coveted by the arch supervillain Ronan. He comes to an uneasy truce with Rocket, a gun toting racoon, Groot a tree like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora, and the revenge driven Drax the destroyer. Misfits banded of self-preservation and gradually together out becoming superheroes for a greater good. When Quill discovers the true power of the orb and learns that Ronan wants to destroy the universe. Given the fact that the orb has dangerous powers of destruction. Quill must rally the misfits into becoming the “Guardians of the Galaxy” in a last desperate stand against the evil Ronan! It is a space based marvel comic adventure that will leave you on edge, as the Cosmos very survival hangs in the balance! One shall stand the other will fall! Which one will it be?

Moon

See it or skip it: We at Circles magazine to see it! This is a fantastic movie that we highly recommend. If you are a fan of sci-fi action adventure, then this is the movie for you.

I am Groot

Purple Planet

Year of Release: 2014. Studio: Marvel, Disney. Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Rating: PG-13. Main Cast: Chris Pratt, Van Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista

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Issue #34 – Let’s Fly Off

Interview with Pilot Instructor Ernie Swallie from Light Sport Aviation

Q. Do you fly a plane or jet?

A.  I fly a plane.

Q. How long did it take you to get your license?

A. It took about 3 months for my private license and 1 year for my commercial license. I got my license in Hawaii in 1972. I recently got back into flying in the past 3 years.

Q. What kind of plane do you fly?

A. I fly a light sport plane which means a plane that weighs less than 1320 lbs.

Q. Have you ever been to different states while flying?

A. Yes I brought the plane from Florida and flew it here to Las Vegas. And we fly to Utah and California every week.

Q. Do you enjoy being a pilot instructor?

A. Yes, I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t like it.

Q. How many hours did you have to study to be an instructor?

A. 250 hours flying time for the Pilot license but you also have to study for the written exam and even more hours for my commercial license and my flight instructor license.

Q. Do you have to fly alone or can you take passengers?

A. I take students but you need a commercial license

to do that.

Q. How many people can you fit in a plane?

A. We can take up to 2 people the pilot and 1 passenger.

Q. Do you have to wear a uniform?

A. No I do not need to wear a uniform.

Q. What flight school did you attend?

A. I went to Honolulu Flyers in Hawaii.

Q. Do you fly in winter storms?

A. Visual flyers like us don’t fly in bad weather because  we rely on our sight to fly.

Q. How hard is it to stop a plane when landing?

A. It depends how fast you are going. It takes 500ft to stop and 1200ft to take off.

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Issue #32 – Pet Technology

  • Hoison is an Automatic Pet feeder machine. Designed to help feed your dogs, cats, or any other animal. If you’re running late, stuck in traffic, or unable to feed your pets in any way, simply log on to the Hoison app on your cell phone and with the click of a button you can dispense your pets breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Hoison feeder is equipped with an HD camera and microphone, so you can see and communicate with your pets. You’ll be able to check-in with your pets, and it can give you a peace of mind that they are not alone. You can tell them that you love them, that you will be home soon, and reward them, with a nice dinner all from the convenience of your phone.

  • Pawscout is a low energy Bluetooth radio signal with a range of approximately 300 feet. You can use the Pawscout App on your cell phone to locate your pet and set a virtual pet leash that alerts you it the pet moves outside of the range. If your pet is out of range, you mark your pet as lost. You will be notified of your pet’s location if he or she passes by anyone with the Pawscout App. To best protect your pet, ask friends, family members, neighbors, and caretakers to install the Pawscout App. Tracking will not work unless your pet is within 300 feet of someone with the Pawscout App.

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Issue #32 – Finding Nemo Movie Review

Finding Nemo is a good family movie. It is about a fish named Nemo that lives in the ocean and gets lost from his dad. Along the way he makes a friend with a fish named Dory, she tries to help him find Nemo. a fisherman is out in the ocean and throws a fishnet into the water and captures Nemo. From there Nemo goes to a dentist office and plans on escaping. this movie came out on May 30, 2003. It made over $940.3 million dollars at the box office. Ellen DeGeneres is the voice of Dory. And The voice of Nemo is Alexander Gould. It is the 10th highest grossing animated film of all time. Finding Nemo is an Adventure, Comedy From Disney. Out of the people that watched the movie at Circles Magazine 99% say see it and only 1% say skip it.

 

 

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Issue #32 – U.S. National Parks

The National Park Service (NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. In general, national parks welcome pets in developed areas, on many trails and
campgrounds, and in some lodging facilities. Pets must be restrained either on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length, caged or crated at all ti mes. Pets are not permitted in a public building, public transportation vehicle, or location designated as a swimming beach. Requirements for visiting a national park with your pet vary, so be sure to check each park’s regulations before you visit.

Tips for Bringing a Dog Hiking or Camping: If you plan to bring your dog with you to the national forest, first familiarize yourself with trail situations that can be hazardous for a dog, for the hiker, or for other trail users. Be sensitive to other visitors who are uncomfortable around a dog they do not know–especially large dogs. Unless your dog responds well to voice commands and is comfortable around people, keep it leashed while in parking lots and at busy trail heads. Update all vaccinations and provide flea and tick control for your pet. Also, make sure your dog has identification tattoos and/or tags in case you are separated while on your hike.

Dog Friendly Beaches in the U.S.: The beach is a wonderful place to spend ti me with your dog, and most dogs love playing on the sand and in the water. However, be aware there can be hazards for your pet at the beach. Before you take your dog to the beach please keep in mind the following:

Know which beaches are dog-friendly: Before you visit a beach learn the rules for bringing a pet with you. Most dog-friendly beaches require dogs to remain on leash, sometimes even in the water. Some beaches allow dogs only during the off -season, or only during certain ti mes of the day. Some beaches set aside a designated portion of the beach where dogs are allowed. Finally, some beaches are dedicated dog beaches where dogs are allowed off -leash.

Not all dogs can swim: Dogs will naturally start “dog paddling” when they find themselves in water, but that doesn’t mean that they can stay afloat for any length of ti me, that they like being in the water, or that they can safely swim. Make sure your dog doesn’t get overly tired, and be aware that puppies and older dogs tire more easily and seem less aware of their fatigue until it’s too late. Stay away from strong currents and areas with underwater debris that can entangle a dog.

Dogs feel the heat: Warm summer temperatures at the beach can pose a threat to a dog’s health. Make sure that your dog has a shady spot under a beach umbrella, tree or picnic bench. While you ensure your skin doesn’t get sun burnt, remember your pet. Dogs can burn too, especially if they have light skin and fur or short hair. Focus on the ears and nose. Take care of his/her hydration the same way as yours. Remember that the sand can be scorching on sensitive paws, so provide a blanket or towel for your dog’s comfort. Watch for signs of overheating in dogs, which include: excessive/rapid panting and drooling, coordination problems, vomiting and/or diarrhea, collapse. Heat stroke is a serious medical condition that requires immediate attention.

Don’t let your dog drink the water at ocean beaches: Salt water makes dogs sick – just like humans. And salt water can also damage your dog’s coat. Rinse dogs with fresh water after an ocean swim. And bring clean, fresh water for them to drink.

Never leave your dog unattended at the beach: Be aware that all sorts of items can be partially or fully hidden in the sand. Broken glass, rocks, hooks, coral, and garbage can pose a danger to your dog.

Always clean up after your dog: The number one reason for previously dog friendly beaches to ban dogs is because of irresponsible dog owners who don’t scoop the poop. Please help keep these beaches dog friendly!

U.S. National Parks Campgrounds – Pet Policies: In general, pets are permitted but must be restrained either on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length, caged or crated at all ti mes. Check park regulations regarding camping with your pet. Some campgrounds permit pet camping only in designated sites. Please be aware of the pet policy of the campground you’re planning to visit.

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