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Rebecca Clifford-Cruz

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Rebecca is the library services specialist for the Las Vegas Sun and Greenspun Media Group. In addition to archiving stories and images, conducting research and providing content, she handles licensing and reprint requests from the public and is the liaison between the newsroom and professional journalism organizations. Prior to joining the Sun in 1999 she was a legal librarian in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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The billionaires club is full of possible medical school donors
Sunday, March 22, 2015
UNLV officials are looking for wealthy donors to help support the medical school. Good thing Las Vegas isn't lacking billionaires ...
Photos: Billy Idol puts the sin in Sin City at the Cosmopolitan
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
In true Las Vegas fashion, rocker Billy Idol went to the center of the stage, turned his back and gave the Chelsea audience a mini striptease by removing his jacket and shirt.
Carrot Top’s top priority for 2015: ‘Becoming a member of the Nevada Legislature’
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the last in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words.
HCC President Scott Muelrath: ‘Treat others as you would want to be treated’
Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words.
Mercedes Martinez conquered global travel: ‘It’s scary at first, but so rewarding and amazing’
Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words.
Commissioner Sisolak says he defuses stress by working harder
Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014
What do cell phones, Pope Francis and "The Big Bang Theory" have in common? They are among Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak's answers to the next in our series of candid Q+As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words ...
United Way exec advocates for more students to graduate from high school
Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014
The vice president of community development says the most important topic for the Nevada legislature to address during the 2015 session is the funding formula for K-12 education ...
Giada De Laurentiis talks career and happiness
Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis says her biggest accomplishment of 2014 was opening her restaurant Giada at the Cromwell in Las Vegas. And the modern-day invention she cannot live without? The iPhone.
Q+A: Art collector Patrick Duffy, philanthropist and president of Las Vegas Art Museum Board
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words ...
Rep. Dina Titus: Funding education should top Legislature’s agenda
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of candid Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words.
South Point owner Michael Gaughan: Work ethic, honesty, integrity are essential for successful career
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words. Michael Gaughan, owner, South Point ...
Headliner Penn Jillette regrets ‘not doing more of nothing’
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words. Penn Jillette, Illusionist, comedian, headliner at the Rio ...
Chef Kim Canteenwalla: May have had too many tall double shot soy cappuccinos
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Chef Kim Canteenwalla.
UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey: Definition of happiness ‘the absence of wants’
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of interviews with 14 prominent Nevada personalities who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
Sen. Dean Heller: Can’t live without FaceTime, puts family first
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
With the close of 2014, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 14 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 14 questions in 14 or fewer words: Sen. Dean Heller.
Executive VP Alan Feldman: ‘Las Vegas is the least hypocritical place in the universe’
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Fourteen days. Fourteen personalities. Fourteen questions. As 2014 draws to a close, here is how some notable people in Nevada answered a list of fun questions.
Even in the desert, you should winterize your home
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
We might live in a desert that reaches 110 degrees regularly in the summer, but that doesn't mean our winters aren't capable of damaging our houses, too ...
Chef Kerry Simon: ‘Keep it simple’
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words: Chef Kerry Simon.
Mark Shunock: Plans for 2014 include taking on film, a sitcom
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words: Entertainer Mark Shunock.
Sen. Tick Segerblom: Big regret of 2013 is failing to pass corporate income tax
Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
Nevada Sen. Tick Segerblom knows that prominence is a double-edged sword.
Larry Ruvo: 'Las Vegans haven’t comprehended the importance of a medical school in Southern Nevada'
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words: Larry Ruvo.
Dave Rice: Top priority in 2014 is making UNLV basketball nationally significant
Friday, Dec. 27, 2013
With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words: Dave Rice, head coach, UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Frankie Moreno: Loves Mozart and making music, wants more time with his boys
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013
With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.
Ross Miller: If you tell a joke, don't forget the punchline
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013
With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.
Tony Hsieh: Appreciates Nevada for its 'endless possibilities'
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.
UFC fighter Forrest Griffin: He's got some regrets, but time for accomplishments yet in '13
Monday, Dec. 23, 2013
Thirteen days. Thirteen personalities. Thirteen questions. As 2013 draws to a close, here is how some notable people in Nevada answered a list of fun questions.
Professor Michael Green: Grading papers and eating chocolate — 'decent!'
Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013
With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman: Loves home, family; limelight not so much
Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013
With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.
Restaurateur Elizabeth Blau: Winning awards, loving rich desserts
Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
With the close of 2013, here is the next in our series of Q&As with 13 prominent Nevada personalities, who were asked to answer 13 questions in 13 or fewer words.
Artist Robert Beckmann: 'It's beginning to work!'
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013
Thirteen days. Thirteen personalities. Thirteen questions. As 2013 draws to a close, here is how some notable people in Nevada answered a list of fun questions.
Here are the Thomas & Mack events and trivia you need to impress the guy behind you in the beer line
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
A look at major events in Thomas & Mack history, plus some facts about the center.
Rolling the dice: A look at some of the most famous — and infamous — weddings in Las Vegas history
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
After their May 1967 wedding at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Elvis and Priscilla Presley spent only six years as a married couple before divorcing in 1973.
Strip closures rare for special events
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012
Closures on the Strip are approved to accommodate special events, such as Sunday afternoon and evening’s Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. Here are other times when parts of the Strip have been closed to vehicles.
Suite accommodations in Henderson fit for a president
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012
President Barack Obama is no stranger to overnight stays in Las Vegas and its surrounding suburbs. While rumor has it Obama’s three-night stay will be a repeat at Lake Las Vegas, we take a look at some of the other finer accommodations available in Henderson.
A sad litany of accidents at bus stops
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012
Most severe tragedies involving motorists and bus stops in Las Vegas from 2002 to March 2015 ...
Stranded? Vehicle under water? Swift-water rescuers are on the way!
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
As record rainfall poured in the Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday, local firefighters and rescue teams assisted stranded motorists and responded to dozens of swift-water rescue calls. We take a look back at some of the notable swift-water rescues during the past two decades:
The pests most likely to bug you in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012
Las Vegas is internationally known as the home of gamblers, showgirls and every variety of Elvis one can imagine. But it’s also home to some serious pests (and no, we’re not talking about the smut peddlers on the Strip). Scorpions, spiders, ants and mice all thrive here, thanks to Las Vegas’ hot summers, dry winters and rainy springs.


Reality TV, food and Las Vegas go hand-in-whisk-and-ladle
Friday, July 27, 2012
Foodie reality TV shows have been a staple on Las Vegas’ culinary scene for many years. Bravo’s Season 4 of “Top Chef Masters” premiered Wednesday night (the new season was headquartered at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas).
Nevada’s worst fires seasons this millennium
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Nevada experienced its worst fire season on record in 1999 when more than 2 million acres burned across the state.
Sun's list of remaining family-friendly fun spots on the Strip
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
With Las Vegas boasting themes like “Just the right amount of Wrong” and “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” it’s hard to believe the Strip would cater to families and tourists not old enough to feed a slot machine. Don’t be fooled — there are plenty of child-friendly attractions along the boulevard to keep the whole family entertained. After all, this is the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
Sun's list of shuttered family-friendly Vegas attractions
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
Las Vegas has always billed itself as a playground, but its emphasis on being one for both kids and adults appears to be dwindling.
Las Vegas vs. Dubai: Comparing two world-famous tourist destinations
Friday, Dec. 23, 2011
Two desert cities half a world away — Las Vegas and Dubai — have grown from dusty outposts into tourism empires. Like Las Vegas, Dubai — an emirate located on the Arabian Peninsula — has experienced tremendous growth during the past two decades.
The Palms, popular among playboys and performers, celebrates 10 years
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011
During its 10 years of existence, the Palms has managed to pull off a most unlikely stunt -- becoming a Hollywood hangout and a locals favorite. Hipsters ...
The Palms, popular among playboys and performers, celebrates 10 years
Memorable moments at the off-Strip resort
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011
During its 10 years of existence, the Palms Casino Resort has managed to pull off a most unlikely stunt — becoming Hollywood hangout and locals’ favorite. Hipsters and people with hip replacements each find something to like.
Implosions a thing of the past? Maybe!
5 casinos with a serious makeover
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
Not too long ago, reworking a property on the Strip began with a demolition crew and a plume of dust. But the recession has changed the equation as evidenced, most recently, by the Clark County Commission signing off on a major renovation of the Sahara.
Reality TV -- Vegas style
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011
Audiences love over-the-top, in-your-face reality television. And if that reality is framed by the Las Vegas skyline, all the better. Starring government employees, small-business owners, crooks, cops, corpses and celebrities (or celebrities in waiting), several reality TV shows have found homes in the entertainment capital of the world.
Halloween: an excuse to really dress up
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011
If you enjoy watching how people dress up for a night out on the Strip, imagine what happens when they’re given an excuse to go over the top.
Trendy salon and spa treatments plentiful in Vegas
Monday, Oct. 24, 2011
Las Vegas has long been a vacation destination of the rich and famous, and even more so this past decade. It’s easy to see the city’s appeal — it’s rich in pleasures, including indulgent, over-the-top spa treatments.
Sugar Factory brings on celebrity photo opps with Couture Pops
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011
Las Vegas and celebrities have a symbiotic relationship. Casinos and nightclubs like the cache of having boldfaced names hanging around, and the famous and notorious enjoy the spoils — the appearance fees, perks and usual Vegas enticements. Add candy to that list.
How 5 homes have fared on the real estate roller coaster
Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
If there’s a single property in the Las Vegas Valley that typifies the extremes of the housing boom and bust, it may be this little house for sale on Walcott Drive.

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