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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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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.
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.
6 celebrities with Las Vegas ties who insured body parts
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011
Local celebrity and Peepshow star Holly Madison recently took out a $1 million insurance policy on her breasts with Lloyd’s of London insurance company, according to People.com. Madison isn’t the first celebrity to have her fake assets insured.
5 themed slot machines that reel in the players
Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
Walking through a casino floor can at times be like a walk through Hollywood history.
List: Celebrity charity events in full swing
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011
Las Vegas has long been a favorite spot for the famous to work and play. But it is increasingly becoming a destination for celebrities’ charitable efforts.
Musician-owned restaurants rockin’ Las Vegas
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011
Lynyrd Skynyrd announced plans this week to open a barbecue joint at the Excalibur. They’re not the first musicians to get in the Las Vegas culinary game.
Fall — and food festivals — are in the air
Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011
Goodbye triple-digit weather! Hello taste buds! As the summer heat dissipates, signs and advertisements for local food festivals begin to pop-up around the valley
Aloha spirit found in Las Vegas
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011
Las Vegas, long nicknamed “the ninth Hawaiian Island,” will be overflowing with the culture today as the University of Hawaii takes on UNLV in the Rebels’ football home opener.
'Jersey Shore' cast takes Las Vegas by storm
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
Calling “Jersey Shore” fans! If watching a weekly episode of “Jersey Shore” doesn’t fulfill your guilty pleasure, come to Vegas!
Las Vegas a hot destination for flagship stores
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011
Las Vegas is one of the most enticing retail markets in the world, and it’s no surprise many businesses open a flagship store in the valley.
Labor Day getaways: 11 national parks worth a drive from Las Vegas
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
Have plans for Labor Day weekend? If not, a tank of gas or a day’s drive can take you to some of the most stunning landscapes on Earth.
Living Las Vegas: Annoying pests roaming among us
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011
They’re creepy, crawling and living in your neighborhood! A common misconception about Las Vegas is that bugs, insects and pests aren’t as bad here as other parts of the United States.
Parents' guide: 10 things to know for a new school year
Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011
Clark County School District’s 2011-12 academic year begins next week, and it’s time for parents to get organized to ensure their kids have a successful first day.
Power Joints: Venues for a power lunch or mingling with business professionals
Monday, Aug. 22, 2011
Headed for a power lunch or need to decompress after a stressful day at the office?
Record drug seizures netted the past year
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011
Drug seizures have kept local law enforcement agencies busy
Unusual conventions fuel Las Vegas economy
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
Pedestrians along the Strip can encounter an assortment of action heroes and celebrity impersonators. And the likelihood of running into the weird and the wacky is all the greater depending on the conventions in town.
Vegas' fine dining restaurants earn high marks in travel guides
Monday, Aug. 15, 2011
Once known for the cheap casino buffet, Las Vegas has become a mecca of highly acclaimed restaurants. When AAA awarded its first Five Diamond rating to two local restaurants more than a decade ago, the fine dining culinary boom began.
Rankings and Lists: Las Vegas rated on plenty of bizarre lists
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011
Maybe it’s the nickname “Sin City” or because Las Vegas is a city known for indulgent behavior. Whatever the case may be, it has been a rough year for Southern Nevada when it comes to lists, rankings and not-so-pretty adjectives.
A detailed look at some of the valley’s golf courses
Monday, Aug. 8, 2011
Vegas baby, Vegas! You hear it and instantly think the Strip, but our city has so much more to offer than glitz. Beyond the gambling, dining, shows and nightclubs, there’s golf.

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