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Tiffany Brown

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Four bullets later
After being shot four times will working at Minxx strip club in 2007, former wrestler and guitarist Tom Urbanski takes the stage again
Friday, May 14, 2010
Three years after being paralyzed in a shooting at Minxx strip club in 2007, guitarist Tom Urbanski takes to the stage again.
Playing the pain away
Tom Urbanski, shot and paralyzed in 2007, finds therapeutic escape into music
Friday, May 14, 2010
“I go into days where I go into funks ... and the pain gets so bad. I go and I grab my guitar and I can put an old CD on and just jam along with it, and I just zone out and go into another world. And pain, pain goes away,” Tom Urbanski says.
Calling in the big guns for avalanche prevention
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010
On Mt. Charleston, a World War II-era howitzer is charged with keeping slopes safe.
Safety team at Mount Charleston uses Army artillery to clear snow for skiers
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010
The World War II-era 105 mm howitzer visibly launches 4.8 pounds of composition B high-explosive ammunition toward the slopes of Mount Charleston, leaving a cloud of smoke and the pungent smell of gun powder mixing with falling snow. The men pause in silence, all heads turned to the mountain. Ten seconds later comes the thunderous explosion of the shell exploding on impact.
Tiffany Brown - Life is in the details
A collection of our favorite photos that didn’t run this year
Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009
It’s been said that life is in the details. As a photographer in a world so hurried, in a city as visually overindulgent as Las Vegas, it’s the close examination that often allows me to discover overlooked gems, a more focused approach to the eye-candy around us. And I hope these pictures offer readers a different way of seeing the ordinary.
11:11:11 a.m.: Right on time for good fortune
Thursday, April 30, 2009
This wall of clocks at the National Association of Broadcasters show at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week brought to mind that superstition of making a wish when a digital clock reads all one number.
Photo: A mural of a different sort
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Shane Salyards of Garden City, Mo., a gaffer, or electrician, with the reality show “Extreme Home Makeover,” takes a break for a treat from an ice cream truck with other crew members and volunteers in the Las Vegas arts district.
Sights Unseen
Our favorite pictures that didn't run last year
Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009
After almost two years of presidential campaign coverage I thought it appropriate to pull out a few of my politically themed pictures from the 100,000 or so images that I shot for the Sun -- and on my own time -- in 2008.
Santa Claus pauses for a tuneup
Friday, Dec. 19, 2008
Ol’ Saint Nick and his elves navigate a parking lot after the big fella’s medical exam Tuesday morning at Humana Guidance Center in Henderson.
A start-gun wedding
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008
Kymmith Handy carries his bride, Vikki Richardson, after finishing the Las Vegas Half Marathon.
World of dance; spirit of holidays
Friday, Dec. 5, 2008
Roxana Sanchez, a UNLV student who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, is rehearsing a traditional folk dance, the Chiapanecas, at the Flamingo Library.
Generosity taught early
Friday, Nov. 28, 2008
It’s time for the offering during Sunday night’s Spanish-language service at St. Bridget Catholic Church near downtown Las Vegas.
A bit enamored of Aykroyd, maybe?
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008
It was quite a scene when Dan Aykroyd turned up to sign bottles of his new brand of vodka, Crystal Head, at Lee’s Discount Liquor.
Character witnesses
Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
Mascots of competing teams make an odd couple.
Off-road race kicks up dust in the desert
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008
A spectator clocks speeds of racers leaving a pit stop area along the off-road course north of Alamo.
Off-road race kicks up dust in the desert
Friday, Oct. 3, 2008
Anyone passing through the area of Alamo along US 93, north of Las Vegas, last Saturday probably wondered what herd was kicking up dust plumes all across the wide open, desolate valleys.
Pacman testifies before grand jury in shooting case
Friday, July 11, 2008
Suspended NFL star Adam “Pacman” Jones testified Thursday afternoon before a Clark County grand jury investigating the Feb. 19, 2007, shooting at the Minxx strip club that left former club manager Tom Urbanski paralyzed from the waist down. Jones, 24, accused of inciting a melee that led to the shooting, pleaded no contest in December to a disorderly conduct charge and agreed to cooperate in the Metro Police investigation.
Clean Crue member
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
There are many disconnected moments in the daily life of Las Vegas — when locals carry on their normal routines amid celebrity hype and hoopla.
Compared with ‘The Locust,’ she eats like a bird
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sarah Jane, left, was disappointed with the 8 1/2 hot dogs she ate at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship at New York-New York.
Darts champ scores on home turf
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Stacy Bromberg, center, of Las Vegas exchanges high fives with Sandra Buttner of Germany before their match in the National Dart Association’s International Challenge at the Riviera.
Clothes, compliments help make the man
Sunday, April 20, 2008
El Mundo publisher Eddie Escobedo glows in the morning light of Dona Maria’s Tamale Restaurant during a Hispanics in Politics breakfast meeting.
Going, going ... but still to come
Sunday, April 13, 2008
All eyes were on the man wearing the top hat.
New model finds confidence to take to the catwalk
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Georgia Vaughan waits to take the catwalk during a Halloween costumes fashion show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
They're just aching to be a 'Biggest Loser'
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Hilary Clemons, left, and Jodie Allison rest their feet after standing in line for more than six hours to audition for “The Biggest Loser.”
On wings of poetry, a 6-year-old wins hearts — and a trophy
Sunday, March 9, 2008
With a glance to the sky, a brilliant smile and hands clasped, MeKenzie Banks, 6, jumps from her seat.
Until the race, he makes his own fun
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Brett Lindsey refills during a water-gun fight with his brother in the infield of Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008
On a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard saturated with advertisements for self-indulgence and worldly goods, the face of the 14th Dalai Lama gazes out over the shoulders of Emmanuella Jeanlouins on Thursday night.
JAWS pursues fitness
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008
Children scream playfully and kick up dust in the bright morning sunshine as they are chased by physical education teacher Sara Trone.
NFL commissioner called paralyzed bouncer after strip-club shooting
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008
Monday, Dec. 31, 2007
Kathy Urbanski woke from a nightmare, struggling to breathe.
Channeling Liberace
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007
F rankie Richko waits in the wings of The Liberace Museum with classically trained pianists such as Bryant Olerner, center, and Maria Pisarenko, to compete in the showmanship division of the Liberace Piano Competition last Sunday.
Keeping 'em in stitches for 7/7/07
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Seamstress Cindy Dennis has been busy getting ready for the crush of Las Vegas weddings on "lucky Saturday." Dennis and co-workers at Celebrations Bridal and Fashion are outfitting 28 of the 7/7/07 brides.
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007
"I wanted that room to be for Democrats, and to be for reflection and serious thought about policy, and I think that picture shows that," Senate Majority Leader Dina Titus said of the poster hanging in her conference room at the Legislature Building in Carson City. "It's a place where we support each other, and they're supporting one another. Nobody could look at that photo and not think of great Democrats."
Monday, Jan. 8, 2007
Twenty-one-year old Tommy Ly threw down his break-dancing moves with his crew during a late-night event at Empire Ballroom last month, and if you hadn't seen the shorter pant leg, you wouldn't have known from watching his moves that he only has one leg.

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