Vegas Seven

Paul Szydelko

Senior editor at Vegas Seven. A Southern Nevada resident since 1986, Szydelko is a native of San Diego and a graduate of the University of Oregon.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for Former NFL Coach Jim Fassel

    By Paul Szydelko

    The man on his Super Bowl experience, UNLV’s hire and his pick for Sunday

  • Intriguing People 2015

    The New Man on Campus: Len Jessup

    By Paul Szydelko

    Some of the highlights from what University Regent Kevin Page calls Jessup’s “sick résumé”: Prodigious fundraiser at Washington State University; creator of a University of Arizona institution that focuses on moving inventions and innovations from the campus to the marketplace; steward of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona; and guiding hand in restructuring Arizona’s academic medical school.

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    Warming Stations Help Homeless Through the Cold Season

    By Paul Szydelko

    As most of the nation braves freezing temperatures this month, Southern Nevadans are generally comfortable; as most of the nation eagerly embraces outdoor activities in the summer, we’re huddled inside, clinging to any cooling element imaginable.

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    Seven Questions for Judge Jackie Glass

    By Paul Szydelko

    The retired district court judge on the O.J. Simpson trial, the challenge of celebrity and why the timing of her term on Swift Justice was fortuitous.

  • The Latest

    JFK Exhibit Lands at the Trop

    By Paul Szydelko

    If you thought last year’s 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination would bring closure to the nation’s JFK obsession, think again.

  • Seven Questions

    Seven Questions for UFC Fighter Conor McGregor

    By Paul Szydelko

    The ascending UFC featherweight on why soccer’s not a man’s sport, how surfing helps him train for the octagon and lessons learned from a four-second knockout

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    Diverging Diamond in the Rough

    By Paul Szydelko

    Henderson drivers will soon find themselves on the wrong side of the road—intentionally, safely and briefly—in a diverging diamond interchange at West Horizon Drive and U.S. 95.

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    Up Next: The Dubya

    By Paul Szydelko

    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.

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    Seven Questions for Paul Lowden

    By Paul Szydelko

    The former Sahara hotel owner on the power of marquee names, why he’ll always be grateful to Don Rickles and why SLS will succeed on the north end of the Strip

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    Seven Questions for Librarian Jeanne Goodrich

    By Paul Szydelko

    The retiring Las Vegas-Clark County Library District executive director on how libraries have changed, her visit to the White House and your next must-read book

  • The Dog Days of Summer

    Wash That Pooch! 

    By Paul Szydelko

    OK, I’m not ashamed to admit that my 100-pound boxer mix and I sometimes share our bed with my wife. And when she’s down from her pedestal long enough for a bath, I think she deserves more than a hose in the yard. The dog, that is.

  • The Dog Days of Summer

    Next-Level Care for Canines (and Cats, Too!)

    By Paul Szydelko

    A miniature pinscher’s skull, fractured by an inadvertent practice golf swing, requiring weeks of intensive care. … Another dog born with a serious birth defect, surgeons and therapists working with a prosthetic company to improve its life. … Still another, accidentally run over by its owners, necessitating amputation of a rear leg and a hip replacement on the other side.

  • The King?s Ransom

    By Paul Szydelko

    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, ‘Sure.’”

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    Seven Questions for Mark Hall-Patton, ‘Pawn Stars’ Expert

    By Paul Szydelko

    A life-size cardboard cutout of Mark Hall-Patton greets visitors in the lobby of the Clark County Museum on Boulder Highway in Henderson—a vigilant stand-in for photos when Hall-Patton is not there and an ever-present symbol of celebrity rarely achieved by a museum administrator.

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    Seven Questions for Joe Heck

    By Paul Szydelko

    One of 17 medical doctors in the 113th Congress, Republican Joe Heck is suddenly Nevada’s senior representative after withstanding John Oceguera’s challenge for only a second term last fall.

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