SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKELS: Honoring those who serve us

The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.

SILVER DOLLAR: What a week to honor those who serve us, with the United States Navy Reserve beginning the celebration of its 100th anniversary on Monday and the United States Air Force Band performing in Carson City and Reno on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. Again, those responsible for bringing the U.S. Air Force Band to Carson City for its historic performance deserve a lot of credit.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Carson High Athletic Director Bob Bateman for being named as the state’s Athletic Director of the Year.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Carson High boys basketball coach Carlos Mendeguia for being named as the Northern Region Coach of the Year and Sierra League Coach of the Year, to Cameron Price, Kyle Steele and Asa Carter for being named to the all-region and all-Sierra League first team and to Carson’s Maddie Preston for being named to the all-region and all-Sierra League first teams in girls basketball.

WOODEN NICKEL: We know we keep picking on an easy target, but Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore has done it again with one of her statements. This time recently on her radio show, she said something the effect cancer is a fungus that can possibly flushed out, apparently trying to refer to treatments being used not approved by the FDA for the United States. “If you have cancer, which I believe is a fungus,” was part of her statement, citing a widely debunked theory the American Cancer Society warns about.


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