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Happy New Year Vegas

New Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes a New Columnist

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

New Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway



Featured Artist

for the Month: January

Robert Goulet



Featured Announcement:
Last minute New Year's Eve ideas

Listings Listings
Here are some ideas for your New Year's Eve evening



VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Clark County Park & Recreation

  Clark County Parks and Recreation offers Aquatics lessons and facilitiesa historical and an aviation Museum, Community Centers, Special Events, Gallery Exhibits, Parks, RecTrek, Safekey, Teen Programs, Senior Centers, the Clark County Shooting Park, Special Facilities for those with special hobbies, Sports leaguesa Visual Art program, Volunteer opportunities, the Wetlands Park - an oasis in the desert and more.  


"The Tout" & "The Mouth of Motown"
will pit wits and predictions against
Casey Smith and "Mystic Mona"
The Tout Mouth of Motown   Casey Smith Mystic Mona

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Co-Columns of the week:
ALL Blabber NO Bucks!

  Nevada Government     
  Department of Business and Industry
NCCI Proposes Decrease for Workers’ Compensation Loss Cost Rates
Nevada Insurance Commissioner Alice A. Molasky-Arman announced that the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has submitted a filing for an average decrease of 10.5 percent for workers’ compensation voluntary insurance loss costs...... [read more]

  Nevada Government          
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
New Direction Energy Package Wins Berkley Support
Passage of this legislation places our nation squarely on the path to greater energy independence by tightening gas mileage standards, increasing energy efficiency and decreasing our reliance on imported oil.... [read more]

  Nevada Government            
  Senator John Ensign
Ensign Protects Second Amendment Rights
Senator John Ensign joined a bipartisan group today (December 17, 2007)  to send U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne a letter urging him to uphold the Constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens in National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges.... [read more]

  Clark County                
  Clark County Park & Recreation
Senior Offerings
Are you a boomer, a senior or an active adult? No matter what your niche, more and more adults over the age of 50 are getting in shape, taking care of their bodies, learning new skills and staying busy..... [read more]

  Presidential Candidates            
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton
Weekly Wrap-up

As First Lady, she helped call attention to Gulf War Syndrome. As a Senator and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hillary has seen the incredible courage of our troops and has been a relentless advocate for veterans and for the men and women currently serving in our military.....  [read more]


  Monthly Horoscope          
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
January '08 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: Jan. 1 after 4:33 pm; Jan. 3 after 4:30 pm;...  [read more]
  2008 Astrological Outlook
  During this first quarter there is talk of action to bomb Tehran. The president is posturing and making contracts or verbal agreements with foreign allies. War talk is pointed at Iran. It seems the president is getting support from his friendly investment groups and his monetarily-controlled foreign nations.  [read more]

  Notes from Norm       
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 12-22 - 12-28

Garvey, a 10-time All-Star who played 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, equally blames the owners and the players union and hopes the Mitchell Report was the first step in "the cleansing of the era.... [read more]


  Ask Gennifer with a G          

Gennifer Flowers

  A Rose By Any Other Name....
My adventure began with a huge copper bowl full of magical rocks and lovely rose pedals.  As my feet languished in the bowl, I could feel the oil from the pedals permeate my skin.  What an incredible feeling to my tired "dogs"...I was very tempted to howl at the moon! Ha... [read more]

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails     
  Marleen Marino 
Christmas Around the World
Some fantastic Christmas photos from all over the world... [read more] 


  Poems, Odes and More   
  There Was A Couple From Nantucket
  Poems submitted.... [read more]
Visit VCO's
For Daily


Audrey Roberts 
ALL Blabber NO Bucks!
Enter, MAYOR Goody! He has to be the best comedian I know, and perhaps he is one of the best hosts, for any show in the City of Entertainment. BUT, when he speaks of the ARTS in Vegas, he should be thanking the people who are really making it happen..... [read more]


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 12 - 28

Las Vegas is all about "cool" things to do and now not far off the Strip at Flamingo Road and Arville is where Pole Position Raceway is located.  Four of us took got to experience the assimilated race course and we can tell you the faux race is very realistic..... [read more]



Pete Allman
Paris Hilton, Jamie Foxx and more
Paris Hilton is no shy lady. Yes, I did say ‘lady,’ regardless of what she has prompted the press to print. Hilton posed nude for the Rich Water Foundation. The foundation, located in Berlin, was set up by Paris and the inventor of the Rich Prosecco drink. Hilton is now the face of the new can of sparkling wine called Rich Prosecco.... [read more]



Celebrity Chef Connection
New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day
It is hard to believe but 2008 is almost here.  Whether you live in town or are visiting, enjoying a great meal and clubbing is a wonderful way to bring in the New Year.  Here are some ideas from around the valley if you are still undecided what you want to do on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day....... [read more]



Tony Sacca              
Las Vegas Tenors
‘Las Vegas Tenors’ are four very talented singers who currently have successful careers outside the group.  Individually, they are Bill Fayne, Teddy Davey, Mark Giovi and Bobby Black. [read more]



Chick Hughes

  Jack Daniel's Babes At the Cowboy Christmas gift Expo ++
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals... [read more]


Debbie Hall
Celine Dion Honored at Nevada Governor’s Conference
“Growth: Challenges and Opportunities” was the theme of the 2007 Nevada Governor’s Conference on Tourism held in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace Resort and Casino from December 12 through December 14, 2007....... [read more]



Liberace Museum
Liberace Museum Launches '08 New Cabaret Series on January 13th
The Liberace Museum will present its new 2008 Cabaret Series, set for the Museum's Second Sunday event on Jan. 13 from Noon to 4 pm.  Bruce Ewing will be the first featured performer with his own cabaret act, "Every Day Is A Gift," a combination of theatre and inspirational, uplifting music....... [read more]


  Critic's Corner     

Frank Marino
ENVY... The Steakhouse
The appropriately named Envy Steak House is one of Vegas’ best-kept dining secrets…. This past week, Jeff Starr, of VCO’s “A Little Off he Top” and I, had the pleasure of dining at “Envy The Steak House” at the Renaissance Hotel on Paradise Road, near the Convention Center.... [read more]


  Critic's Corner     

Mystery Reviewer 
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a loosely fact-based tale of a mad barber and a maker of meat pies in 18th century London. When the barber kills, the pie-maker fills (her pies, that is).... [read more]


  Pet of the Week 

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - December 28th  
This week's Pet of the Week.. [read more]



Your Latest Feedback!  


Insomnia Cure

The Four Stages of Life
  Where's George When Did I turn 60
  A Hankerin' For Rind Resolutions that would make Al Gore Proud

[Read all the VCO Feedback here] 


  The Vegas Eye                    
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s #1 rated unscripted show, is hitting the road this winter and bringing its most popular team of stars and professional dancers to the Orleans Arena on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007 at 7:30 p.m...... [read more]

  Our Diverse Community           

Hispanic community
USHCC CEO Calls for Reform
In Washington, DC The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) President and CEO, Michael L. Barrera, testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law, urging Congress to “accept the support of the [USHCC] for comprehensive immigration reform....[read more]


  I-AM Youth Program            
  Laurence T  
  I-AM Angel "LOU TOOMIN" Stepped Up
Remember the Hat's & T-Shirts We got for our Youth Members?  WELL, I-AM ANGEL "LOU TOOMIN" STEPPED UP and paid to have all 120 Hats Embroidered with our Logo... [read more]


  Computer Talk       

My Secure PC
10 Tips on Using Public Computers Safely
Using public computers at colleges, libraries, Internet cafes, airports, and copy shops can be relatively safe if you heed the following tips. The browser keeps a copy of many things in its cache and it may be passwords or other sensitive bits of information. The next person on the computer may be savvy enough to recover this information..... [read more]


  In This Corner           

Pete Allman
Top Rank’s Night of Boxing
The fight card presented by Top Rank at the Hard Rock Hotel had three interesting fights. The televised fight card on Versus Network presented a quick fight between Tye Fields (39-1, 35 KOs) out of Las Vegas against opponent Chris Koval (24-4, 18 KOs) of Youngstown, Ohio.... [read more]


"Mr. Sunshine"    
  Steve Cofield
  Weekly Highlights
  Listen to Steve as well.... [read more]

The Best of "the Coach's" Poker  
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone       
  An Acronym for Poker
  My poker pal Chuck called me the other day and told me about an experience of a friend of his. He said his friend had gotten to the last two tables of a large no-limit hold'em tournament and had a lot of chips, but lost three big pots in a row, failing to make the final table. ...... [read more]

Hoops with "The Tout"       
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time

What with finals and the holidays, they were not many games in college hoops this past week, however the five "positive ROI" teams Butler, Virginia, St. Louis, Akron and New Mexico went  50-12  SU and 80% ATS...... [read more]

Don't Forget



Comedienne Pudgy dies on Christmas Eve

  Pudgy (aka Beverly Wines) laid down in her bedroom after dinner on Christmas Eve, later on in the evening Pudgy's daughter found her dead.

Born in an Italian-Polish Chicago West Side neighborhood to German-Polish parents, Beverly Wines learned early on that it "takes all kinds." Known as "The Queen of Tease," Pudgy had been working at "X Burlesque" at the Flamingo since last year.




Holiday Greeting from The Drifters 

Listen to  Bill Pinkney sing "White Christmas", recorded in 1954 and used in the hit movie "Home Alone."


2003 - Official 50th Anniversary photograph Dr. Bill Pinkney (rt) with vocalists (l-r) Vernon Young, Ron McPhatter, (Yes, Clyde's son), Chuck Cockerham, and Richard Knight Dunbar  (c) Original Drifters, Inc. 


  VCO’s own Jay White wins a role as Neil Diamond in Ron Howard’s new film "Frost / Nixon."  

The movie is based on the Broadway play about the Watergate break-in. Frank Langella will be playing Nixon and Michael Sheen plays David Frost.

We at VCO are proud of Jay and hope his scene stays off the cutting room floor. Jay is as close to Neil Diamond as we have ever seen! Again, KUDOS!


Your Invitation to Party Smart


Yes the holiday season is here , you have party after party to attend and its so easy to get swept up in all the celebrations .. but the Rape Crisis Center would like you to know that this is also the time of year in which they see the highest incidences of rape and sexual assault!   So go out an have a great time .... just remember to PARTY SMART. The Rape Crisis Center has some ideas on how to Party Smart ... Cocktails... get your own... Come together, leave together ... Follow your instincts ..  Respect yourself and others will follow ....  Know your limit - Vodka lowers inhibitions ....Your body is yours, protect it ... No! Say it loud, say it proud .... Know where you're at, know your surroundings ...   Plan ahead - choose to Party Smart


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 Carol Lawrence

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Flori Jacobs

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Darrell Wade

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER David Dodd

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Charlene Albete 

Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Dillibabu Babu

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Henry Wood

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Christie Pitko


Tim Gabrielson
at the House of Blues
WINNER Gino Piunno

Larry G. Jones

at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Glenn Peterson

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton
WINNER Ellin-Ruth Schechter 

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