Apartment Or Condo Legend John Williams Dies at 75

Post Characteristic Founder, PAC CEO Transformed Multifamily Industry by Branding Neighborhoods, Introduced “Live, Work, Play” to Industry Vernacular

Pictured: John A. Williams in 2010. Credit: Tony Wilbert.John A. Williams, who established Post Properties at an Atlanta-area IHOP before turning the multifamily market on its head, dropped dead Monday. Williams, 75, established Post in 1971, calling it after the Post

Oak location of Houston. Over the next 3 years, he made a credibility for development while developing homes- first in the Atlanta area, then from Dallas to Manhattan. He even led Post into California, though just for a short stint. Williams promoted the concepts of”Live, Work, Play”and”Smart Development”while

establishing Atlanta’s first New Urbanism community- Post Riverside-in the late 1990s. Numerous credit him with coining both expressions. He likewise is credited with introducing the concept of branding into a fractured multifamily market.

Post ended up being understood for its lavish landscaping, security functions aimed to attract single female renters and quality property management. Preferred Home Communities (NYSE:

APTS), which Williams established after retiring from Post in 2002, revealed his passing but did not list the cause. Williams had a history of heart problem and underwent significant surgical treatment in the early 2000s.” Preferred Apartment or condo Communities is exceptionally saddened to announce that the company’s co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer, John A. Williams, suddenly died earlier today.”The board right away selected its vice chairman and chief financial investment officer, Dan DuPree, to be successful Williams as chairman and CEO.

Lady jailed after battle with pregnant service member over parking area

Screen shots from a video posted to Facebook by Edrico Wallace show the altercation inside a Cheddar's restaurant in Macon, Ga.
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accuseded of battery. (Bibb County Constable’s Workplace )” border=” 0″ src =” /wp-content/uploads/2018/04/16558718_G.png” width= “180”/ > Judy James Tucker is accuseded of battery.( Bibb County Constable’s Workplace). MACON, Ga.( AP)– A 71-year-old white female has been accuseded of battery after she and her son argued with two black female service members over a parking spot outside a dining establishment. A Bibb County Constable’s report says Judy James Tucker told deputies it all began due to the fact that she’s white and it was a race problem. The report says 34-year-old Stephanie Mitchell told deputies that Tucker’s adult boy, Robbie, utilized profane, sexist language as he informed her and 27-year-old Treasure Sharpe to “find out ways to park” on Saturday. Then, report states, the Tuckers followed the uniformed ladies within, where Robbie Tucker called them “black lesbian b ——.”

Others inside the Cheddar’s Scratch Cooking area restaurant started recording. Video showsJudy Tucker striking Sharpe in the face while aiming to stop her from tape-recording as well. At one point, Sharpe says “I’m pregnant,” and Robbie Tucker states “Oh really, by her?”

The report says deputies examined cellphone video and determined that Judy Tucker was the main aggressor, and there’s no evidence suggesting the other females did anything wrong. Prison records reveal the Macon female was detained and launched on $650 bond. The deputies composed that they were still investigating and more charges could be pending.

The NBC affiliate WMAZ states Cheddar’s issued a statement condemning the behavior of “the individuals who challenged the 2 female service members,” saying it “contradict our worths and those individuals are no longer welcome in our dining establishment.’

Click on this link to see footage of the run-in.( Caution: The video includes graphic language)

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Middle class is being robbed

Wednesday, April 18, 2018|2 a.m.

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The April 9 letter, “Tax cuts are valued,” is a marvel of mediocrity. The disgraceful and sordid history of trickle-down economics has apparently left the letter writer none the better. I suggest he check out “The Politics of Rich and Poor,” which clearly describes the essentials of how the middle class is being robbed and how wealth is methodically moved to corporations. He will discover how corporate lobbyists protected hefty tax breaks from Congress and after that ship their earnings overseas or buy overseas tax shelters. Deregulation and obscene tax cuts have provided these greedy anti-American conglomerates unchecked power– and political leaders are funded from corporate coffers, so they can not regulate (bite) the hand that feeds them.

American workers are not even getting the crumbs, to say nothing of how we are being stripped of medical insurance. Exploitation is a sin. Anybody who promotes this exploitation and benefits from it is guilty of making countless lives unpleasant and hopeless.

Tickets to see ‘Hamilton’ at the Smith Center go on sale April 28

We’re lured to fudge the time and inform you that single tickets for Hamilton go on sale at 10:05 a.m., just to give ourselves a running start. However like George Washington, we can not tell a lie.

So plan to utilize quick fingers on April 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the exploring blockbuster will cost $69-$194, with a few “premium” seats priced at $569. Purchase them at thesmithcenter.com. The Smith Center’s box office will also be offering a few tickets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those who prefer their ticket purchase rush to take place IRL. The show runs May 29 through June 24 at Reynolds Hall.

If you reallywant to test your luck, you can also adopt the $10 orchestra seat ticket lottery. Details about how to enter will be announced later.

And if you’re questioning, can a musical really deserve the difficulty? “Yes, it really is that great,” says The New York Times.

UPGRADED: Toys R Us Rejects Isaac Larian $890 Million, 11th Hour Quote

Toys R Us appears to be back on the edge of permanently closing its doors. Lawyers and advisers for the insolvent merchant have reportedly declined MGA Entertainment Inc.’s quote of $890 million for 274 U.S. shops and the Canadian operations, inning accordance with numerous news reports.

“I haven’t yet been alerted of the bid rejection but if this is true, it is extremely disappointing,” stated Isaac Larian, CEO of MGA Entertainment and developer of Little Tikes. “It is our hope and expectation that we can continue to take part in the bid procedure, so we can keep battling to conserve Toys R Us. We feel great that we sent a fair evaluation of the company’s US assets in an effort to save business and over 130,000 domestic jobs.”

Larian., one of the world’s leading privately held toy and home entertainment companies, put in an official quote of $675 million to purchase both the USA shops as well as $215 million to buy the Toys R United States shops in Canada late last week. That quote was reportedly turned down since it didn’t fulfill the minimum threshold to be a legitimate quote.

Without a going issue quote, Toys R United States U.S. is continuing to proceed with a shutdown and liquidation of its remaining 735 shops in operation incorporating a quote 29.3 million square feet of primarily big box retail area. That is expected to be completed by June 30.

Toys R Us is continuing to pursue a “going concern” reorganization and a sale process to find buyers that will continue to run it Canadian company and operations in Asia and Central Europe.

At a hearing last Thursday prior to Larian’s bid came in, U.S. Personal Bankruptcy Judge Keith Phillips authorized the sale of 44 of stores, while holding off consideration of several other leases until a hearing later this month to think about objections by various celebrations.

New Face: Blanca Rincón

As the United States population continues to diversify, UNLV is blazing a trail in serving trainees from varied backgrounds. The makeup of the university’s student body was definitely an aspect that drew Blanca Rincón, an assistant teacher of college in the department of instructional psychology and higher education, to Las Vegas.

Tell us about an object in your workplace that has significance to you.

In my office, I publish up cards that I have actually received from trainees and associates throughout my time as a professor. These cards represent the lessons I’ve discovered as an educator and the many lives I have actually shaped, and that have actually formed me, throughout this journey. They are a consistent tip that I am a part of something larger than myself which the work that we do as teachers matters.

Why did you choose to come to UNLV?

A number of things brought me to UNLV. Initially, I am excited to continue to pursue my research on underserved populations in STEM fields, in addition to the deal with Latinxs in college. This is an interest I share with a few of my colleagues who are doing important work around issues of equity in higher education. I likewise get to work with actually intense trainees like Juanita Jasso. As one of a couple of Latina professor on school, I want to contribute to making UNLV a more varied and inviting environment that reflects the students it serves– representation matters!

What about UNLV strikes you as various from other locations you’ve worked or where you went to school?

There is no doubt that a person of the defining qualities of UNLV is its racially diverse trainee body. UNLV is one of the most racially varied institutions in the nation. Prior to pertaining to UNLV, I had only operated at or attended historically white organizations. UNLV has achieved what the majority of four-year institutions are still working toward– structural diversity. UNLV must now ask, exactly what does it mean to be a minority serving institution (MSI)? How is the MSI designation reflected in our institutional mission and top priorities, student services, and class? What must we do to ensure that our commitment to offer access to postsecondary education for our Las Vegas community sustains as we make strides towards Leading Tier? This is my very first time at an institution that is engaging with these types of concerns. It’s an exciting time to be here!

Where did you mature and what was it like?

I grew up in Azusa, California, which is situateded versus the San Gabriel Mountain foothills in Los Angeles County. Azusa definitely has a small-town feel– with a downtown that covers about three blocks and its many festivals. It was a great place to mature!

What books are on your night table?

On my night table, you will presently discover, We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

What inspired you to obtain into your field?

My very first instructors, my grandmother, and parents, instilled within me a love of knowing and a desire to make the world a more simply and equitable place. Higher education is increasingly ending up being more stratified, even as it becomes more varied. As a professor of higher education, I saw an opportunity to end up being a life-long learner and to utilize my talents to produce more inclusive and responsive campus environments.

What is the greatest obstacle in your field?

Among the most significant difficulties in my field right now is most likely the defunding of public higher education. This leads institutions to seek out other income sources and frequently leads to an increase in college costs in the form of tuition and charges for trainees and their households. Increasing college costs have genuine implications for accessing higher education and subsequent task opportunities, especially considered that the majority of brand-new jobs significantly need some kind of postsecondary education.

Inform us something individuals might be amazed to learn about you.

I am an amazing cook (or so I have actually been informed)!

Complete this sentence, “If I could not work in my field, I would like to …”.

Be a cafe owner. I consume an absurd amount of coffee so I feel like it would be an excellent investment.

Sands offers $50K reward for information causing Sunset Park shooter'' s arrest


The Sands Corporation is providing a $50,000 benefit for details leading to the arrest of the man believed of killing a Venetian staff member and hurting another throughout a shooting at Sundown Park Sunday, inning accordance with Las Vegas City cops.

Officers reacted to the scene about 6 p.m. The suspect, determined as Anthony Wrobel, 42, went to Sunset Park as a work party was unwinding and asked for the table that the executives were seated. Without alerting or provocation, police stated he shot and eliminated Mia Banks at point blank then relied on shot Hector Rodriguez, police said. Rodriguez was taken to Daybreak Medical facility in important condition.

Wrobel then went to the parking area and left in a black and purple Dodge Charger, cops said. The automobile lay about five minutes after the shooting in the terminal three parking garage at McCarran Airport.

Officers on scene stated the shooting was workplace violence and Wrobel prepared his attack. The victims were in the park at a celebration for employees of the Venetian, authorities said. At least among the victims is a hotel executive, police said. Wrobel is likewise used at the home, police said. Authorities think Wrobel, who was referred to as “dissatisfied,” particularly targeted the staff members.

Wrobel had been utilized at the Venetian for a minimum of 14 years.

Wrobel was additional described by police as standing 5’9″ high, weighing about 197 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Witnesses at the park said he had a mustache and facial hair. Nevertheless, authorities said his appearance could have changed. He is thought about armed and dangerous. Authorities said if you see him, do not attempt to call him and call cops immediately.

“To anybody out there who is listening and has information about this case or can help solve this case, we prompt you to come forward. Do this for Mia Banks and the other victims in this case,” police said.

The FBI is assisting City with the investigation. In addition, a representative for the FBI said the firm is checking out the possibility of acquiring a federal arrest warrant in case he left the state to avoid prosecution.

Eastern Avenue was shut down from Sunset Road to Warm Springs while police investigated.

The Las Vegas Sands Corporation launched a statement Monday that mentioned:

We can confirm there was an event this night at Sundown Park involving our staff member. The Venetian group is working closely with Las Vegas City on the examination.

The Las Vegas Sands Corporation released an extra declaration on Tuesday that read:

It is with excellent grief we share that on Sunday evening throughout a staff member picnic at Sunset Park two of our employee in the casino department were shot in what seems a targeted act of violence. Mia Banks, vice president of gambling establishment operations, did not endure her injuries and Hector Rodriguez, executive director of table games, is getting treatment at a regional hospital for injuries sustained throughout the incident.

Mia Banks was among our founding employee and had been with The Venetian family since 1999. Hector Rodriguez is likewise a founding employee of The Venetian. Mia and Hector have actually become part of the material of The Venetian because our opening. They have actually demonstrated the very best of The Venetian and The Palazzo as leaders and as members of our Las Vegas community.

Our hearts are with both families, and everybody who has been impacted by this senseless act of violence. We are honoring the households’ requests for personal privacy during this difficult time.

Sorrow therapy sessions will be offered throughout the week to assist our staff member.

While this was a separated off-site occurrence, the security and security of our staff member, our visitors and our home is our highest top priority and we will continue with heightened security steps as we work carefully with Las Vegas City on this active investigation. Anyone with knowledge of this event ought to call Criminal offense Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Las Vegas Metro police advised anybody with information about the occurrence to call them at 702-828-3521. To stay anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Copyright 2018 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights booked.

CCSD teachers being neglected

Wednesday, April 18, 2018|2 a.m.

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An April 10 story in the Review-Journal kept in mind that the Clark County School District “has not increased contributions for health care since 2008, aside from a one-time payment in 2016. The district has actually countered that the union has opted to put recently available funds towards teacher wages rather than health care protection in contract talks.”

What new funds? Is CCSD implying that teachers should need to pick in between health care and raises? There have actually been 2 years in the past decade that instructors got decent raises in Clark County, and there were no cost-of-living raises for seven years in a row.

In 2011, the number of trainees scoring the optimum rating on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB test at Arbor View High School increased from one to 11, and the overall variety of passing scores increased from 7 to 24. The instructor got a pay cut for those results therefore did each teacher in CCSD that year.

While CCSD is being acknowledged nationally for its AP ratings, it is trying to prevent the decision of an equally decideded upon arbitrator to pay teachers their assured raises.

Nevada has some of the most affordable per-pupil financing in the country. West Virginia and Oklahoma are raising their funding, and other states like Arizona are not far behind. CCSD should be battling to advertise this fact rather of decimating the morale of instructors who have some of the largest class sizes in the United States.