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Marine Pledges To Donate Marrow, Wins $2.9M

A U.S. Marine who recently pledged and was accepted as a bone marrow donor credits that good karma for his $2,882,808 windfall at a Las Vegas penny slot machine.
“They asked me if I was sure I wanted to go through with it, because it’s kind of painful, but what’s a little pain if it will save someone’s life?”
- Cpl. Alexander Degenhardt

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Marine Pledges To Donate Marrow, Wins $2.9M

Source: WPBF, Mon February 27, 2012
A U.S. Marine who recently pledged and was accepted as a bone marrow donor credits that good karma for his $2,882,808 windfall at a Las Vegas penny slot machine.

100,000 Signatures Overcome Coca-Cola in National Park Bottle-Ban Debate

Source: Triple Pundit, Wed December 21, 2011
If you’re looking for good news for the holiday season, we’ve got something for you. The proposed ban on sales of disposable plastic water bottles in the Grand Canyon National Park, which had been abruptly shelved last year following alleged pressure from Coca-Cola is now moving forward and would take effect next year.

Virus Is Found in Many With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Source: New York Times, Sat October 10, 2009
Many people with chronic fatigue syndrome are infected with a little known virus that may cause or at least contribute to their illness, researchers are reporting.

Environmental sustainability: Las Vegas bets it all on “green”

Source: KVBC, Wed August 26, 2009
Mayor Oscar Goodman wants Las Vegas to hold a new title: The Green Capital of the World.

Good News Guy: Quilting hobby benefits homeless mothers

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal, Tue April 28, 2009
By day, Reno's Layne Slack works in the payroll department at Intuit.

Traffic deaths decline as more people are buckling up

Source: Consumer Reports, Thu April 09, 2009
It’s becoming increasingly safer on the roads.

Solar Fuels Nevada Economy this article opens in a new window

Source: ENN, Tue October 28, 2008
The American Southwest has some of the best solar resources in the world. Nevada, with abundant land and sunshine is becoming a hot bed for the solar industry. The result is green jobs and billions of investment dollars that are boosting this desert economy.

Interbike: Cool urban bikes

Source: BikeRadar.com, Wed October 01, 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - High fuel prices and a shaky economy has catapulted urban and commuting bikes into the forefront, as was evident in the volume of stylistic, asphalt-munching bikes and accessories shown at the 2008 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas September 22 -- 26.

Hoteliers go green to save the planet

Source: Calgary Herald, Sun September 28, 2008
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Hotels around the globe are competing for customers in a changing world that is demanding green.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

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