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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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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.
Hands-free devices for cellphone law compliance
Monday, Aug. 8, 2011
As Oct. 1 approaches, Nevadans will need to invest in hands-free devices to use with cellphones while driving. A law passed by the Legislature this year makes it illegal to talk or text on a handheld cellphone while driving.
Juvenile offenders work off their sentences with a variety of community services
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011
In 2000, several local teens were picking up trash along Interstate 15 while working off sentences for Juvenile Court infractions. Jessica Williams, 21, under the influence of drugs, fell asleep at the wheel and plowed into the teens on the highway median. Six died, five at the scene and another hours later at University Medical Center. Since then, picking up trash along the highway is no longer a community service performed by youths.
Wrongfully convicted: A look at 5 cases
Friday, July 29, 2011
Wrongful conviction: A legal proceeding resulting in a prejudicial outcome. A miscarriage of justice arises when the decision of a court is inconsistent with the substantive rights of a party. — West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, 2nd edition

It happens and the consequences are costly.
Living Las Vegas: See the valley's craziest homes
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Las Vegas has a reputation for delivering the “wow factor” and there’s no exception when it comes to real estate. Hidden among the cookie-cutter neighborhoods and rows of concrete blocks are unique properties.
6 environmentally friendly buildings in the valley
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Are you a green person or business looking for a new location? Come to Southern Nevada.
8 family attractions on the Strip
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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.
7 of Steve Wynn’s most notable art purchases
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Casino magnate Steve Wynn has purchased four 18th century Chinese porcelain vases at a London auction for $12.8 million to adorn his new Cotai Resort Hotel in Macau. It’s just the latest in his string of art purchases that have distinguished him as a bona fide art collector.

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