Past Headlines Sept. 15 |

Past Headlines Sept. 15

Headlines from a year ago:

Cancer center to open for patients on Nov. 6

Before Nevada’s first fully accredited cancer center opens on Nov. 6, the community will be able to tour it and walk inside a specially designed labyrinth made possible by a $200,000 grant from the Carson City Noon Rotary Club.

The Carson Tahoe Cancer Center open house on Nov. 4 will also give visitors an opportunity to see the inside of one of the 15 Merriner cottages, which are located beside the cancer center. The cottages will be available for patients who are undergoing heart surgery or cancer treatment.

The cancer center, 1535 Medical Parkway, is southwest of the new hospital in North Carson City.

Update: For more information on the cancer center visit online at: or call, 445-7500 or toll-free, (877) 284-2627.

Computer tech gets a taste of pop star’s life on tour to Japan

Brian Prestowitz calls himself the “Mac surgeon” where he works as a computer technician at Sierra Tech Center LLC in Truckee, but after returning from a concert tour in Japan he may soon be the music doctor.

Prestowitz said he’s been writing music since 1989, playing piano and using a synthesizer to create songs people of all ages can identify with. At concerts his trusty computer “Cedric” accompanies him on stage to provide some of the background parts of his music, he said.