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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Pearl Harbor Day

Featured Artist of the Month

VCO Welcomes a new Columnist

Featured Announcement

Special Announcement

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

More of What They're Saying

This Week's Announcements

New Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway






The attack on Pearl Harbor was a pre-emptive military strike on the United States Pacific Fleet base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by the Empire of Japan's Imperial Japanese Navy, on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941 that made the United States enter World War II. Two aerial attack waves, totaling 350 aircraft, were launched from six aircraft carriers with the intent to destroy the United States Pacific Fleet. The attack wrecked two U.S. Navy battleships, one minelayer, and two destroyers beyond repair, and destroyed 188 aircraft; personnel losses were 2,333 killed and 1,139 wounded.  Damaged warships included three cruisers, a destroyer, and six battleships (one deliberately grounded, later refloated and repaired; two sunk at their berths, later raised, repaired, and restored to Fleet service late in the war)President Roosevelt delivered his "Day of Infamy" speech to a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941.  [read more]


Featured Artist

of the Month: December

Trent Carlini


Featured Announcement:
BODIES…The Exhibition Hosts Annual Holiday Blood Drive
Donors Receive Free Admission to Exhibitions and Complimentary Show Tickets

BODIES…The Exhibition joins forces once again with United Blood Services (UBS)to bring a second Holiday blood drive to the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   All donors will receive one free admission to BODIES…The Exhibition or Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, plus the choice of one admission to either Folies Bergere or Xtreme Magic with Dirk Arthur.  Anyone interested in donating can make an appointment in advance or walk-in the day of.  For appointments, please visit and use sponsor code BODIES or call 702-228-8400 ext. 241. Individuals 17 years and older are eligible to donate.  Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds.  The typical donation process takes approximately one hour.  All donors must present proper identification - Open to the public from 10:00am–5:00pm.


Special Announcement:

Poker Legend David "Chip" Reese Dies at 56



A legend in the poker world has died at the age of 56. Chip Reese, who was the 2006 winner of the inaugural $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the World Series of Poker, passed away Monday night. Reese was admitted into the hospital late Monday evening in Las Vegas and then passed away in his sleep during the night.

I met Chip in December of 1974 at the Sahara Hotel's poker room. I had just been hired as the 1st female "Brushman" on the strip and Chip was a steady poker player there. Marleen Marino- Publisher.  [read more]

My Secure PC

VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist

  The home computer security center provides information and recommendations so you can make the right choices for reducing the odds your computer is breached or you become a victim of identity theft.

Included are tips on antivirus, antispyware, email, spamming, pharming, phishing, passwords, privacy, paper shredders, firewalls, and wireless security. Everyone needs their computer to be secure.  [read more]



"The Tout" & "The Mouth of Motown"


will now pit wits and predictions against


Casey Smith and "Mystic Mona"




The Tout Mouth of Motown   Casey Smith   Mystic Mona
  Click HERE for Picks  

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

Column of the week:
Foreclosure Help Website Now Includes Nevada 2-1-1

  Nevada Government  
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
December is "Winter Driving Safety Month"
  Governor Jim Gibbons and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) have joined together to encourage safe winter driving habits by proclaiming December as "Winter Driving Safety Month."... [read more]

  Nevada Government                       
  Department of Business and Industry
Foreclosure Help Website Now Includes Nevada 2-1-1, the website for Nevada homeowners facing the potential loss of their homes, now includes information on Nevada 2-1-1 as another way for borrowers to obtain foreclosure assistance.... [read more]
Season's Greeting
from VCO offering
1/2 OFF advertising
  thru the 1st of the year
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  Nevada Government               
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
Berkley Urges Support For National Renewable Electricity Standard
Passage of a renewable electricity standard will encourage the production of more solar, wind and geothermal power and help move America toward real energy independence..... [read more]

  Nevada Government              
  Senator John Ensign
Ensign’s Bill Would Put Medicare On Stronger Financial Ground
Citing the need to ensure the long-term stability of entitlement programs, Senator Ensign introduced a bill today (December 5, 2007) that would put Medicare on stronger and more stable financial ground.... [read more]

  Las Vegas Government           
  Las Vegas Police
Take 5 minutes
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is asking you to take 5 minutes to fill out a survey via the internet on how well the LVMPD is doing and what concerns or issues you have that affect the Las Vegas and Clark County.... [read more]

  Presidential Candidates            
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton
Weekly Roundup

Hillary Clinton delivered remarks in Clear Lake, IA today about her experience and vision for a new America. The following is an excerpt from her speech..  [read more]


  Presidential Candidates  
  Governor Mitt Romney
"Faith in America" Address
Speaking at The George Bush Presidential Library, Governor Romney addressed the American people about his views on religious liberty, our country's grand tradition of religious tolerance and how faith would inform his Presidency... [read more]

  Politically Speaking              
  Democratic Party
Nevada Democratic Presidential Caucus
The Nevada Democratic Presidential Caucus on Saturday December 8th at 2:00pm. [read more]

  Monthly Horoscope            
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
December '07 Horoscope
  When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course:  [read more]

  Notes from Norm            
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 12-01 - 12-07

Restless after four years of retirement, illusionists Siegfried and Roy are hinting they still have something up their sleeves. Asked about their rumored return to show business, Roy coyly responded: "A good magician never lets the cat out of the bag. Act surprised when you hear about it.".... [read more]


  Ask Gennifer with a G          

Gennifer Flowers

  Re-Published from the AP 12-06-07
The one-time other woman in Hillary Rodham Clinton's life says she's considering casting her vote for the former first lady. "I can't help but want to support my own gender, and she's as experienced as any of the others — except maybe Joe Biden,"  in a recent telephone interview from her home in Las Vegas... [read more]


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails      
  Marleen Marino 
Things You Don't See Every Day
Some incredible "Things you don't see everyday".... [read more] 


  Poems, Odes and More               
  Albertsons on Boulder
  They Can Screw Up A Free Lunch
  Poems submitted.... [read more]
Visit VCO's
For Daily

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 12 - 7
  Show business legends Donny and Marie Osmond will reunite at the MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre for eight performances July 17 - 23, 2008, with a 4 p.m. matinee on July 19..... [read more]

  Kid Cary
Sometimes The Boss Goes Too Far
Tony Sacca, Tony Sacca, Tony Sacca, no matter how many times you repeat it, he’s still not a household name.... [read more]


Pete Allman
An Interview with Tom Jones
The accomplishments of Tom Jones can go on and on but, perhaps, the crowning honor for him was his March 2006 knighthood for his contributions to world of music and entertainment..... [read more]



Chuck Rounds            
Las Vegas Entertainment News December 2007
It seems that most of us face the same sorts of things when December rolls around…the holidays are upon us, and the list of things to do seems to be growing longer and longer.... [read more]



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: December 7, 2007
Movies This Week, Company American Bistro at Luxor, Fish Camp at Town Square, Mute Stones, Alistair Appleton drinks Ayahuasca, and more….. [read more]



Celebrity Chef Connection
Top of the World Restaurant
More than ten years ago, Top of the World opened at the Stratosphere Hotel, Tower and Casino and remains one of the most romantic places to dine with great food, intoxicating atmosphere and an unbelievable view..... [read more]



Liberace Foundation
The Month of Christmas
In a way, Liberace treated the whole year as if it were Christmas. No matter where he traveled to perform, he was always on the lookout for unique gifts for family, friends and business associates.... [read more]



Chick Hughes

  These are Chick's Picks for this Week
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals... [read more]

  Pet of the Week             
  Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - December 7th  
This week's Pet of the Week.. [read more]


Your Latest Feedback!  

  Senior Scoop
  The CAT That Saved Us

The Reindeer and the Mayor

  Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, Wherever You Are!
  My Black Lincoln '79 Town Car   [Read all the VCO Feedback here] 

  The Vegas Eye   
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
The newest ultralounge in Las Vegas has partnered with the world’s most discerning champagne house to present the Krug Lounge at Head Candy, the ultimate New Year’s Eve experience.... [read more]

  Our Diverse Community   

Las Vegas LaVoce

  The Voice of the Italian-American in Las Vegas
In past holiday issues of La Voce I have written about miracles that the Blessed Jesus has bestowed upon me and that I have seen with my very own eyes..... [read more]

  Our Diverse Community     

Hispanic community
Using Technology to Advance Your business
Have you ever tried to acquire new clients or make a business presentation in a noisy restaurant? Not only do restaurants take away from the focus of the presentation, they do not allow the business owner to use today’s multimedia technology (Power-Point, DVD, internet, enhanced sound etc.),... [read more]

Joint Holiday Mixer

  Join the Latin Chamber & Urban Chamber for a holiday Mixer on December 11th...[read more]

  Our Diverse Community     

Urban Chamber of Commerce
Joint Holiday Mixer

  Join the Urban Chamber & Latin Chamber for a holiday Mixer on December 11th...[read more]

  I-AM Youth Program           
  Laurence T  
  Thank you for your donations to the I-AM Program
Did We Do It Or What? The house was full...The friendship and love was flowing...the band was hitting.... [read more]



Smith Plastic Surgery Institute
Common Plastic Surgery Procedures That Men Want
As a busy plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, I have seen a steady increase in the number of male patients requesting plastic surgery.   Where plastic surgery patients were once overwhelmingly female, plastic surgery is becoming widely accepted among males..... [read more]


  Feng Shui Tips              

Consy Malasoma
Feng Shui Means "Wind-Water"
Feng Shui literally means, "wind-water" in Chinese.  It has become one of the hottest trends in design today and even HGTV picked up a new show called Fun Shui, about redesigning spaces using Feng Shui.... [read more]


  Computer Talk                   

My Secure PC
Stop Junk Mail
Within an hour you can drastically reduce the amount of unwanted mail from your life. We believe the biggest reduction in junk mail was to be unlisted in the telephone book. There are many days we do not get mail!.... [read more]


"Mr. Sunshine"    
  Steve Cofield
  Weekly Highlights
  They’re making us work double-duty with two fight cards this week in Las Vegas...In a world where females have to be perfect size zeros, apparently there’s no room for motherhood.... [read more]

The Best of "the Coach's" Poker    
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Pot-Limit Omaha
  As regular readers know, I play all forms of poker, but my favorite poker form is pot-limit Omaha high, the four-card game that is the favorite of many of the world's best poker players..... [read more]

Hoops with "The Tout"   
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time
  Not a good week for our five “Positive ROI” college hoop teams, Butler, Virginia, St. Louis, Akron and New Mexico..... [read more]
Don't Forget
  More of What They're Saying  


VCO is very informative because of it’s genre of writers ranging from politics to entertainment to charitable organizations and more. It is truly a great multi-media site to be enjoyed by all...


Pete Allman

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Send a Holiday Card that will be remembered!


  MCM creative designs, have added Video Holiday cards. Surprise your friends and family with a pictorial video greeting. Use a personal video greeting, pictures, music and holiday graphics to wish your holiday e-mail list Happy Holidays!



Responses from friends and family....

* Rhonda, this is priceless!!  I must have replayed it a half dozen times.  What a wonderful idea. This will be, by far, the nicest greeting card I'll receive this holiday season.  Thanks so much for sending it to me.
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Or for a more traditional card

VCO Members Receive 30% OFF Holiday Printing Orders



Now that the holidays are approaching! As special thank you for VCO Members, CCD Printing is offering an extra 10% off of their usual 20% discount. Select your perfect greeting card and view a final proof ONLINE! After you order, you'll receive an email confirmation with your special discounted total.

















Sign a pledge card on Thursday, December 27 and receive a free pizza coupon

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and STOP DUI will unite to make New Year’s celebrations safer by asking diners to sign a pledge to not drink and drive during the upcoming holiday. Diners are also asked to designate a sober and responsible driver or take alternative transportation during New Year’s celebrations. Patrons are invited to any of the three Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza locations where they may sign a pledge card and in turn receive a free pizza card to use that day or on a future visit. Diners will also receive STOP DUI memorabilia as a promise reminder throughout the holiday and year to not drink and drive.
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza Nevada locations

  • 6500 West Sahara Avenue, just east of Rainbow Boulevard
  • 4300 East Sunset Road at Green Valley Parkway
  • 7160 North Durango Drive in Montecito Marketplace in Centennial Hills
  The Lakes Festival of Lights kicks off the Holiday season each December in The Lakes area just off West Sahara Avenue.  The event is open to the public and admission is FREE.  Our focus is on families of all ages and each year thousands of people come out to join the fun.  There's truly something for everyone:

Family entertainment (singing, dancing, bands and celebrities - FREE)
Face painters, balloon twisters, magicians - FREE
Kids visit Santa Claus - FREE
Arts & crafts show (buy that special holiday gift at the Festival)
Car show (simply the best - FREE)
Food (it's spectacular) - complete Outback Steakhouse dinner for a donation of only $5.00

Exhibits (all kinds of activities for kids and information for parents - FREE)

Electric light boat parade (you have to see it to believe it - FREE) [learn more here]

Grand Giveaway


Two tickets to see


Barry Manilow


"Music and Passion Concert"


at the Las Vegas Hilton


Get Up and Go’s 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.

"Dinner for 2" at Benihana 
  "Dinner for 2" at TJ's Steakhouse    
  at the Las Vegas Hilton  

Weekly Giveaway


Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace

WINNER Vickie Dority

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 

WINNER Martin McConnell

Jay White
at the Riviera

WINNER Mike Nash

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters

WINNER Noni Rybka

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters

WINNER Steve Harrington

Liberace Museum

Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Jean King

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Katherine Ahching

The Scintas
at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Jeff Barton

Tim Gabrielson
at the House of Blues

WINNER Mendrei Leelin

Larry G. Jones
at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Miguel Perez

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Michelle Snow


Stephen Sorrentino's "Voices in My Head" at the Suncoast Hotel.


Amber Anderson

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