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Below are the winners drawn on the Show  hosted by Charlie Bass on his December 22nd broadcast.

Congratulations to all of the VCO member winners!

And the winners are:

Gift Trunk from Primetime Meats  

Dinner for 2 at Red Lobster

Teresa Cadzi Julie Chapman
2 Show Tickets to Forever Plaid Lunch for 4 from the Bagel Cafe
Sammy Oppenheim David G.
1 Hour Consultation to Born to Feng Shui 4 Tickets to the Las Vegas 51s
Michelle Lorenzo Patricia Ambrouso
  2 Show Tickets to The Tribute 4 Tickets to the Liberace Museum
Toni Grant Charles Peak
Dinner for 2 at the Tillerman Fender Guitar from Sam Ashe
Laurie Wanser Barry Sinkow
4 Tickets to Elvis-A-Rama Optimal Wellness Test
Murphy Palmer Judy Sutton
2 Show Tickets to see Buck Wild  $50 Gift Certificate from  Gamblers Book Shop
Janice Feldman Shannon Bentham

4 Show Tickets To  The Platters, the Drifters and Coasters

5 Page Mini-Website from MCM creative designs
Mitzi Reed Andrea Duran
1 page Web Greeting Card from MCM creative designs 1 page Web Greeting Card from MCM creative designs
John Neeland Dave Linden
1 page Web Greeting Card from MCM creative designs 1 page Web Greeting Card from MCM creative designs
Darlene Mea Rhonda Monro
1 page Web Greeting Card from MCM creative designs Congratulations to each of our winners!
We will be contacting you regarding your prize.
Iris Dortch
  Support Vegas Community Online and show everyone that you're proud to be a VCO member by wearing some of our logo-merchandise. Here are just a few of the products we have available. To see the full line of products click on this link . If you're spotted by a VCO staffer while you're wearing a shirt, cap, etc. around Vegas you will win a very special prize!  

Now... for a VERY special treat... a Christmas poem from Pete Barbutti



'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casino,

no one was working except Frank Marino.

The baccarat dealers had a coma-like stare,

all praying the Japanese soon would be there.

The tourists from Fresno were snug in their beds,

while visions of showgirls danced in their heads.

Celine was at Caesars, at the Mirage Danny Gans,

while foxes at poolside worked on their tans.

The rodeo was over, the marathon too,

and locals were feeling a little bit blue.

When all of a sudden I awoke with a jerk,

to discover that many a star was out of work.

I immediately called Robert Goulet,

and suggested he call himself  Cirque du Soleil.

The weather turned frosty, but as we've been told,

it's not quite so bad 'cause it's a dry cold.

Then up in Summerlin I heard all this noise,

I thought it was children unwrapping their toys.

I ran to the window to check out the din,

and there was our Mayor with a bottle of gin.

On Dino, on Sammy, on Frank, Elvis too,

these legends are better than anyone knew.

Now our town is flooded with impressionists instead,

'cause tourists will pay to see people long dead.

Now up on the roof  I heard, it's no doubt,

the sound of my A/C compressor go out.

I knew that this Christmas would not be my best,

and now I was catching a cold in my chest.

No Santa would slide down my chimney, alas,

'cause building codes dictate I have to have gas.

No snowmen, no sleigh rides and yet I'll not rant,

I didn't build my house near a sewage treatment plant.

And yet it's good friends who make everything right,

so Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!





As Publisher and Editor of Vegas Community Online, we would like to send Season's Greetings to all of our members!




Marleen Marino / Publisher

Michael Sturm / Editor


We would like to thank all of our contributing columnists for their participation in Vegas Community Online



  Kenny Guinn   Harry Reid   John Ensign  

Shelley Berkley


Jon Porter   Dina Titus  
  George Chanos   Kathy Augustine   Jim Gibbons  
  James Gibson   Tony Curtis   Robin Leach  
Nate Tannebaum   Clair Zeto   Casey Smith

Larry Brown

  Steve Ross  

Joe Hogan




Amie Jo Greer


Mystic Mona

  Jerry Marcellino  
  Clark County Animal Control   Nevada Film Office   Democratic Party  
  Republican Party   Green Party   Reform Party  
  Las Vegas Taxi Authority   City of Las Vegas   NV Dept. of Business & Industry  
  Jeff Starr


Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone   Michaelina Bellamy  
  Xania Woodman   Ruel James   Ray Willis  
  Contemporary Arts Collective   Vegas Voice   Nevada Senior Olympics  

Heather Latimer

  Pietra Domenica  

Bea Fogelman



Chris Hammond   Charlie Bass   Jeanne Bavaro

Kid Cary


Frank Marino

  Las Vegas Police  
  Kabbalah Center   Humberto Pena'   Robert Gomez  
  Bonnie Fox   Charles Okeke   Anthony Sperduti  
  Jack Woodcock   Melonie Montgomery   Bill Bryant  
  Richard Reed   Cork Proctor   Carolyn Proctor  
  Sandy Hackett   Pete Barbutti   Mary Kaye  

Frankie "Dee" DeMatto   Debbie Hall   Carol Lane Patterson
Sue Blattner   Barry Levinson   Consy Malasoma


We are pleased to bring you a few mid-month columns, enjoy!

Happenings in Henderson Mayor James Gibson   "A Message From The Mayor of Henderson"

Best of "Coach's" Poker Columns

Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone 

  "Robert's Rules"

Feng Shui Tips

Consy Malasoma    "Ideas For Jumpstarting the New Year"
Vegas Dreams & Desert Wishes Robin Leach    "Ashlee's Absent"
Insider Viewpoint Richard Reed    "Early December's Most Interesting Tidbits!"
VCO Movie Reviews Carol Lane Patterson    "Chronicles of Narnia"
TV Production 101 Debbie Hall    "Governor's Conference on Tourism"
Critic's Corner Marleen Marino    "Avenue Q"


Look for our new prize package to be announced in January