(The Smithsonian "Castle" Building in Washington D.C.
Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution)

Today in History: On Aug. 10, 1846, after eight years of sometimes heated debate, an Act of Congress signed by President James K. Polk, established the Smithsonian Institution as a trust to be administered by a Board of Regents and a Secretary of the Smithsonian.

For more info, there's a video on our Web site about The Smithsonian. Catch it on our homepage today, or after today, in our archives. Enjoy!


This week's Friday Flyer contains:

August 10th is the 161st Anniversary
of the Smithsonian Institution

VCO's Online Dating Service

VCO is Helping Las Vegans Get Healthier

"Vegas Insider" Columns

Grand Prize Giveaways

Weekly Giveaway Winners

In Memory of Jordan Fredericks




VCO's Online Dating Service

Meet other singles for FREE through VCO's new Online dating pages.



VCO is Helping Las Vegans Get Healthier

    VCO is happy to share a wealth of information in our new addition to our Health section, the "Directory of Wellness Links." Just like our "Helpful Places", here you will find a plethora of helpful Web sites and information that will assist you in the areas of Alternative Health and Self-Help, Diet and Fitness, Health and Anti-Aging Products, Beauty Products, Magazines, Directories, Periodicals and Non-Profits and more.    

August 10th Featured Article:
Proud Daddy!


To view Section Information, click on the Section Name.
To view a VCO Columnist's BIO, click on the Columnist's Name.
To view their column, click on the Article Name.

Nevada Government
Governor Jim Gibbons Weekly Roundup
Senator John Ensign Weekly Roundup
Congresswoman Shelley Berkley Weekly Roundup
Las Vegas Government
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman Acceptance of Union Park into the Pilot Program for LEED for Neighborhood Development
    Presidential Candidates
Governor Mitt Romney   Governor Mitt Romney Travels to Nevada
    Politically Speaking
John Daly   Read Books, Make $
Inside Education
Ray Willis What's On Your iPod?
Monthly Horoscope
Michele Avanti CAP, EFT-3 August '07 Horoscope
    Publisher's Favorite Emails
Marleen Marino   We Didn't Start The Fire
    Emails Nelson has forwarded to VCO
Nelson Sardelli   Proud Daddy!
Victoria Alexander   Viewpoint on Vegas: August 6, 2007
Pete Allman   Celebrity Scene News: City Beat
Nikki Artale   Nikki's Celebrity News: Daring…Thrilling…Spectacular…"The Adventurers"
Chick Hughes   6 Picks from Chick's Chicks
Judy Thorburn   Movie Review: The Bourne Ultimatum
Valley News Team   DELICIOUS!!! The Royal Persis
Dr. Adele "Z.Z." Zorn   Entertainment Tidbits: August 2007
    The Vegas Eye
The Vegas Eye   Quick Bites August 6
    Front Row Center
Carol Lane Patterson   Movie Review: Stardust
Nevada Cancer Institute   Expanding Our Research and Clinical Care Capability
Bob Rind   Movie and TV Extras Working in Las Vegas

Grand Prize Giveaways


Two sets of
tickets for 2 to see
Wayne Brady
at the
Venetian Hotel & Casino
 each set of tickets
valued at $196 a set.





Get Up and Gos own
Larry Tyler is proud to sponsor
a 4 day/3 night stay at one of 28 destinations including...
Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco, Anaheim or Oceanside, California to name a few. A $1,011 value.




Two sets of
"Dinner for 2"
at the fabulous
Envy Steakhouse.
set of dinners a
$150 value.




Weekly Giveaway Winners


  Trent Carlini at the Sahara   Legends in Concert   Barbra & Frank at the Riviera  
    at Imperial Palace

  More...   More...     More...  
  WINNER  Christine Narciso   WINNER  Eddie Palomares  

WINNER  Sam Melchionne Sr.

  Jay White at the Riviera   Larry G. Jones at Fitzgerald's    Bobby Slayton at Hooters  
  More...   More...   More...  
WINNER  Donna Wilburn   WINNER  Celena Haas   WINNER  Danielle Rodenkirchen  
  Liberace Museum   Country Superstars at Fitzgeralds  

Tim Gabrielson at the HOB



  More...   More...  


WINNER  Eleanor Prior   WINNER  Bob Erickson  

  WINNER  Chuck Fulkerson

    Gerry McCambridge at Hooters  

What They're Saying!


    WINNER  David Greene    


In Memory of Jordan Fredericks

John FredericksOur beloved friend and News 3 family member Jordan Fredericks has ended his adventure here on Earth. I have no doubt he has already joined his old friends and is waiting patiently for his Dad just this side of Rainbow Bridge. He did not suffer in his final moments He simply went to sleep in my arms and in the compassionate loving care of Dr. Kristine Ziegler of the Sahara Pines Animal Hospital. I want to thank you and everyone in the community who welcomed Jordan into your hearts and homes these past 11 years. - John Fredericks

Anyone who would like to pay tribute to my sweet boy may do so by making any small donation in his name to the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, NSPCA: (702) 873-7722
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Frederick McDuff of Jordan, AKA "Jordan" 1/30/94 - 8/04/07



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