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Paul Szydelko

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A Southern Nevada resident since he graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism in 1986, Szydelko has been the lead copy editor at Vegas Seven since its inception. The former sports reporter, news reporter and managing editor of the Henderson Home News worked on the copy desk of the Las Vegas Sun when it was an afternoon daily and sampled the Strip’s many tourist attractions as associate editor and senior editor of Las Vegas Magazine. The San Diego native lives in Henderson with his wife and two daughters.

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Up Next: The Dubya

In honor of the Delano’s opening coinciding with Ken Burns’ 14-hour PBS documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History beginning September 14, we wondered if the all-suite South Beach-inspired hotel (formerly THEhotel) might consider carrying the presidential theme further. Read More

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The King?s Ransom

Sandra Luther was 16 years old in the summer of 1964 when her mom let her spend afternoons at the famed MGM Studios in their Culver City, California, neighborhood. She was hanging with a guard named George when this nice-looking man approached. “George, who’s that?” she asked. “Elvis Presley,” he said. “I didn’t scream or holler like all the girls did in the ’50s,” Luther says. “I waited until he came down to where the gate was and I said, ‘Mr. Presley, could I have your autograph?’ He said, Read More

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Dr. Derek Duke

Dr. Duke, who operated on magician Roy Horn after the onstage tiger attack in 2003, has practiced in the Valley for 14 years. He earned his degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in 1993. Duke serves on the St. Rose Dominican Hospital Community Board and on the honorary board of the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Here are the highlights from his recent interview with Paul Read More

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Dr. Marietta Nelson

With a passion for broader health issues, Dr. Nelson has been a delegate for the American Medical Association for more than a decade, a past president of the Nevada State Medical Association and was recently appointed to a two-year term on the Southern Nevada Health District board. Nelson, who graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1979, has practiced in the Valley for 27 years and runs the Eye Clinic of Las Vegas. Here are the highlights from her recent interview with Paul Read More

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Iris by Cirque du Soleil

As Cirque du Soleil has defined the modern circus, Hollywood has defined moviemaking. So it’s difficult to imagine a more fitting venue for Cirque’s homage to cinema than the Dolby Theatre (formerly the Kodak Theatre) in Hollywood, which has hosted the Academy Awards since Read More

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Splashdown Comes in 2013

Backyard pools serve their summertime purpose, but nothing beats the communal experience of a well-conceived water park. From floating lazily on a raft to hurtling down steep slides to a splash landing, the magic of Wet ’n Wild—once the nation’s seventh most popular water park—shaped the summer memories of a Las Vegas generation. Then the water was drained in 2004 to make room for an apparently invisible megaresort, and rec centers have had to suffice ever since. By 2013, though, the good times could be back in two new Read More

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Dr. Steve Lampinen

A good doctor always … listens to his patients. Patients tell their story. They know what’s going on with them. If you listen to what they have to say and ask the right questions, 98 percent of the time you will have the answer in front of you. It’s a lost art. My typical patient … doesn’t like doctors. I have the people who have had poor experiences or not-optimal experiences with other physicians. They’ve gone and gone and gone, and then they try to not go to doctors, and then I see them and then they’re Read More