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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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Memento maker: 'Flat photos don't tell the whole story'
Monday, Dec. 31, 2018
Memories You Can Hold is one of the few 3-D printing businesses in Las Vegas, offering locals “the ultimate 3-D selfie.”

Artist goes big with his dream flower shop and event venue
Monday, Dec. 24, 2018
Stinko's may seem like an odd name for a florist's shop, but Steven Stewart-Clark wouldn't have it any other way. He earned that nickname as a child by creating dirty but beautiful art, and he has proudly introduced the brand to the Las Vegas Arts District.
Better Business Bureau boss working to build trust between buyers and sellers
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018
George Cartwright is president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada, whose mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust — “that of an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other,” he says.
Designer celebrates the city's powerful women with iconic brand
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018
Karen Jaikowski says she fell in love with Las Vegas immediately when she visited the city for her 21st birthday, even telling her father on the trip that she would one day live here. This year, after 21 years in the community, Jaikowski launched her business, Vegas Girl!
Whiskey maker focuses on people, then process, then product
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018
After 2 1/2 years of preparation, Ambros Banana Whiskey launched recently and is now featured in restaurants, nightclubs, bars and lounges on and off the Strip. “The most recent accomplishment for us is being carried in all Lee’s Discount Liquor and Liquor World locations in the greater Las Vegas area,” said Jeff Tomastik, president of Derby Spirits.
Ice cream man brings a piece of Thailand to Las Vegas
Monday, Nov. 26, 2018
Ted Sumi's search for the perfect ice cream took him to Thailand. After more than a year of tinkering with the recipe, he opened Rolled Ice Cream in Las Vegas.
Nonprofit health care executive relishes 'opportunity to make a difference'
Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
The HIE in HealtHIE Nevada stands for Health Information Exchange, which helps health care providers coordinate patient care by connecting them with each other and sharing medical records in a secure, accurate manner. Michael Gagnon, executive director of HealtHIE Nevada, talked to us about the satisfaction he receives from working in the nonprofit sector and how much money it would take to develop a fully integrated, statewide network of health information. 
IT exec: ‘Your reputation, ethics and integrity are invaluable and irreplaceable assets’
Monday, Nov. 5, 2018
When Ngoni Murandu was a teenager, his father bought him an Apple II computer, because he wanted his son to be an accountant. But the boy was captivated by the machine itself.
Wedding planner: Satisfaction is worth the sacrifice
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Love brought Melody Williams to Las Vegas, so it's only fitting that she dedicates her days — and weekends, and sometimes holidays — to fulfilling couples' visions of love on their wedding day.
Spiritual entrepreneur brings worldly retail to Las Vegas Valley
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018
Vladi Bergman, the founder and CEO of Karma and Luck, was born in Ukraine and grew up in Israel. His passion is to travel the world. “I consider it a blessing to be exposed to all forms of religion and spiritual beliefs,” he said. Thus, he created Karma and Luck to be a spiritual world in retail that celebrates all cultures.

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The Palms, popular among playboys and performers, celebrates 10 years
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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 ...