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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Autism Awareness Month

Featured Artist of the April

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes it's Newest columnist

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Theme for April - Las Vegas

Weekly Prize Giveaway


This month is Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe.  HERE


Featured Artist

for the Month: April



Featured Announcement:

A Fundraising Event for  Norman Kaye



Please join the many entertainers who will donate their time and talents to help Norman Kaye in his time of need. The event will be Sunday, April 20, 2008 From 12PM - 3PM in the Orleans Showroom at the Orleans Hotel & Casino (The Orleans has DONATED their venue for this event.)

Norman Kaye has spent his lifetime as an entertainer, entrepreneur, educator, humanitarian, and philanthropist.

He needs OUR help, now!

To learn more about the event visit

Click here to by tickets Only $20.00



We at VCO will be there.

Hope to see you there too!





VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Attorney Benjamin B. Childs

Attorney Benjamin B. Childs will share his judicial ideas, thoughts and more with the Las Vegas community regarding his run for District Court Judge through VCO's Friday Flyer.


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Co-Columns of the Week:
Where On Earth Do We Start?
The Return of Joe Btfsplk

  Nevada Government             
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Governor and Lawmakers Continuing Discussion on Budget and MORE
  Governor Jim Gibbons met with key Legislative leaders on Monday afternoon and continued discussions about potential spending reductions to balance Nevada’s biennial budget.......

  Nevada Government      
  Senator Harry Reid
My New Website
As your Senator and the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, I believe it is important for you to stay updated on the work I am doing on your behalf in Washington......
You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government       
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Committee Set to Vote on More Housing Help for Families and MORE

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley is cosponsoring new legislation that will provide tax credits to first-time homebuyers, increase access to low-income housing and give families a new option to help them save on property taxes.....


  Nevada Government       
  Senator John Ensign
Weekly Update
After helping to break the partisan divide on legislation to help struggling homeowners, Senator John Ensign is optimistic about the progress being made on a bipartisan bill.  Earlier in the week, Ensign joined Republican and Democratic leadership at a press conference to announce an agreement to move forward in a bipartisan manner........

  Nevada Government            
  Department of Business and Industry
Nevada Housing Division Receives ENERGY STAR® Award
The Nevada Department of Business & Industry’s Housing Division has been notified by ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes that the Division will be receiving ENERGY STAR’s award of ‘ENERGY STAR for Homes Leadership in Housing’.....

  Nevada Government           
  Nevada Film Office
20th Annual Screenwriters Competition
Edward Kowalski Must Die!”, A Jerry Jones and the Living Dead Las Vegas Zombie Attack: the Musical@ and “Fairplay”....


  Las Vegas Government          

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman

Mayor’s Healthy Lifestyle Initiative
Join Mayor Oscar B. Goodman in his quest to increase the livability of our great city by becoming a healthy and active community.....

  Las Vegas Government    

Department of Planning & Development

Stay Current on City Codes and Plans
The city of Las Vegas Planning & Development Department will be conducting a customer training session about updates and revisions to the city’s zoning codes and master and special area plans on Tuesday, April 22, 2008, at 5pm....

  Presidential Candidates          
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton
Senator Hillary Clinton Questions General Petraeus

Senator Hillary Clinton's participation in the Senate hearing of General Petraeus....

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For Daily

  Presidential Candidates             
  Barack Obama      
  Senator Barack Obama Question Iraq War Report

Senator Barack Obama's participation in the Senate hearing of General Petraeus......


  Presidential Candidates      
  John McCain
General Petraeus Hearing: Opening Statement Sen. McCain
Senator John McCain's participation in the Senate hearing of General Petraeus......

  Local Candidates        
  Benjamin B. Childs
Meet the Candidate
Come meet and dine with Judicial Candidate Benjamin Childs.......

  Politically Speaking                       
  John Daly
Conditions For My Presidential Endorsement
This is a quasi-ground breaking posting for me. I will offer my services to endorse and work for one of the presidential candidates – if that candidate chooses the right Vice Presidential candidate.......

  Monthly Horoscope              
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
April '08 Horoscope
                 2008 Astrological Outlook

How to Use This Column: As you read your sun and moon sign, you will note each section is broken into Focus, Test, Key & Action. Focus defines what you will find yourself focused on during this time....



  Notes from Norm     
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 04-05-08 - 04-11-08
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said he's shifted his support to Barack Obama. "I'm plugging for Obama. We need some healing in this country and the rest of the world," Hefner told Vegas Confidential Saturday during an interview in the Palms sky villa named after him.....

  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams       
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Television’s hottest male stars Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest and Randy Jackson from American Idol arrive in Vegas today (THURS) to host the two-year anniversary celebration of Tryst......


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails            
  Marleen Marino
Northern Lights over Yellowknife
Living in teepees at 37 degrees below 0 !!......

  Poems, Odes and More   

Admit or Not, It's the Truth             

  Poem submitted



Stephen Sorrentino
Where On Earth Do We Start?
Traveling mostly outside the US for the past 4 months, I have seen America through the eyes of the rest of the world as seen on various overseas news programs and information broadcasts....



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 04-11-08

The Golden Gate downtown, Las Vegas' oldest hotel and casino, established in 1906, has sold a 50 percent interest in the company to Desert Rock/Golden Gate, a Nevada investment company, owned by brothers Derek Stevens and Greg Stevens........



Polly Peluso                
Polly's People, Parties, Films and more
Criss Angel, a favorite magician in Las Vegas has been in New Orleans. Criss performed a double straitjacket stunt 75 feet above Bourbon Street in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter for two episodes of his "Mindfreak" TV show that will begin airing in June.....



Pete Allman
Miss USA Hosts Donny and Marie Join Celeb Judges
The Miss USA competition for the first time in its history is broadcasting in high-definition with SONY HDTV cameras. Hosts are Donny and Marie and Miss USA 2007, Rachel Smith, will hand off her crown to......



Celebrity Chef Connection
Casa di Amore
The nightly entertainment is great to listen to while enjoying a favorite cocktail at the fully stocked bar.  Casa di Amore is truly Old Vegas.........


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn   

The Amazing Harry Reid Story


How fortunate we are to live in a State that gives us the opportunity to mingle with the most highly elected officials in the nation.  In other states, unless he/she is on a campaign run, one never has that opportunity....



The Valley News Team  
The Grapes of UNLV – UNLVino 2008
Not many universities across the world have classes in wine tasting, but here at UNLV, wine tasting is not only a course, it is also a source for scholarship funding......



Chick Hughes

  Here are Chick's Picks for this Week
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....


Bea Fogelman 
The Return of Joe Btfsplk
From 1934 to 1977 one of the nation’s favorite cartoons was Li’l Abner, created by Al Capp.  There were a number of characters in the series but the one I remember most was one who always had a cloud over his head...



  Pet of the Week                

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - April 11th
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback! 


All That Glitters is Not Gold


Tony Curtis, Horse Hair, La Cote Basque


  The Vegas Eye                        
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
The Art of Peter Max Gallery and the Las Vegas Springs Preserve are holding an Earth Day coloring contest April 14 – 30 for Nevada youth grades K-8 as a reminder to conserve the Earth’s natural resources.......

  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses                

Mary Ann Butcher
SEO – NOT for the faint of heart
Las Vegas seems to be the land of small businesses.  So if you have FINALLY set up your website and you are so happy with the content that you think people around the world would want to read it, how on earth will you get readers?...


  Weddings in Vegas                   

Joni Moss
Unspoken Policies of Wedding Chapels You Need To Know….
Wedding Chapels in Las Vegas seem to have a lot of unspoken policies, that people have a hard time swallowing, especially when they find out the day of their wedding…...


  Our Diverse Community              

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Balance is what we are all looking for, isn't it? A balanced bank account, balanced relationships, balance between work and play. Balance......


  Our Diverse Community         

Young Israel-Aish
Pesach Part 2- Out with the Chometz and Gala announced

  Rabbi Wyne continues his series on Passover. This week he will discuss eliminating Chometz from our homes and our lives......


  Our Diverse Community   

Sin City Chamber of Commerce
April Networking Event & Sin City Expo
Special Performance by Members of the Tony & Tina's Wedding Cast....


  Smith Plastic Surgery Institute
Plastic Surgery Options for Moms: Part 2
As mentioned in our last column, pregnancy can be quite hard on a woman’s body.  Despite every cream and body butter imaginable, many women still develop large stretch marks that linger long after the baby is born....

"Mr. Sunshine"             
  Steve Cofield
  Weekly Highlights
  Listen to Steve as well....

The Best of "the Coach's" Poker             
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Going From Short Stack to Deep Stack
  The most important thing you need to do is change your mindset. A good poker player also needs to be a good gambler. One of the things a good gambler does is understand the main situation in which opportunity comes knocking........




 Congrats to Tom Jones


Our Congrats go out to Tom Jones for 40 years of sharing his fabulous voice with Las Vegas' locals and Vegas visitors alike. An anniversary card was presented to Tom by a locally operated fan website entitled,

This is an audio of Tom receiving his Anniversary Card.


"Walk for Multiple Sclerosis" Coming Next month


From a local participant:

The annual Walk for Multiple Sclerosis happens next month here in Las Vegas.  We’re planning on participating again this year and we are asking you to join us in the fight against MS by making a contribution to support our efforts. The National MS Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS.  Their primary mission is finding a cure for the almost half million Americans who are living with the disease.

We believe in the work they do and have participated in the annual walk events for about 15 years.  We know your support can and will make a difference in their lives.
Please help by making a donation - large or small - to fight MS. Whatever you can give will help!  We greatly appreciate your support.  And -- if your schedule permits -- come join Rick and Gail Ream when they take their MS Walk on Saturday morning, May 10, 2008.

Thanks to all of you who have been there for us in the past and to all you newcomers, too!

PS - Checks can be made payable to NMSS (National Multiple Sclerosis Society) and sent to: P.O. Box 81994, Las Vegas, NV  89180.



Special Announcement:

Nevada Delegation Hosts Academy Information Night




Sen. Ensign

Tory Mazzola

(202) 224-6244

Sen. Reid

Jon Summers

(202) 224-3542

Rep. Berkley

David Cherry

(202) 225-5965

Rep. Porter

Matt Leffingwell

(202) 225-3252

Rep. Heller

Stewart Bybee
(202) 225-6155

Nevada’s congressional delegation will host Academy Information Day at the Nicholas Horn Theater, College of Southern Nevada starting at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2008.  The event gives high school sophomores and juniors interested in a military education a chance to ask questions and discover the opportunities available to them at the United States’ service academies. Read more HERE.


If you're reading this and haven't become a member of the VCO community (don't forget membership is free) Click HERE and have a chance to win any of the fabulous prizes listed below!


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

Hawaii Island Hopper Holiday

 5 days and 4 nights in a tropical, Hawaiian paradise, with the added flexibility of seven-day check in

A $1,160 value.

(airfare not included)

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

Monthly Giveaway

Last Chance to Vote for Best Feedback


Vote for your Favorite Feedback HERE

The "Best Feedback and Best Poem" each month
 will win one of the 2 prizes listed below

April Theme - Las Vegas

$100 Gift Certificate from the $100 Gift Certificate from
 Bella Vita Studio   Jazzee's Boutique
2827 Paradise Road
(702) 732-9700
See Past Winners Here

Keep submitting your Feedback and Poems, then at the end of the month,

 YOU, the VCO readers can vote for your favorites.

(One vote per reader, to be announced 2nd week of following month) 

 Keep in mind VCO's website Guidelines


Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
WINNER Robert W. Feldman

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

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Dan Ollman

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Tony Devito

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Noni Rybka

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER  Andrea Collier

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Arlene O'Hara

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER George Forlano


“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER James Novak 
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Flori Jacobs

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Indushekar Vellal
Gazillion Bubble Show
 at the Steve Wyrick Theatre
WINNER Beverly Lee
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