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"Make a Difference Las Vegas Day"

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes its Newest Columnist

Special Announcement

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway


Yesterday Mayor Oscar Goodman declared July 31 as “Make a Difference Las Vegas Day.” Mayor Goodman was joined by the Make a Difference Las Vegas group and other local nonprofit organizations. The mission of the group is to encourage residents to get involved in improving their lives and others and strengthen the community through amplified generosity and volunteerism. Make a Difference Las Vegas is a new, nonprofit organization established to lead a year-round community effort to carry out the needs of a number of Las Vegas charities.



Featured Artist

for the Month: August

Mac King

Featured Announcement:
Nellis Pilot Killed In F-15D Crash Identified

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - The pilot who died in an aircraft accident July 30 was identified as Lt. Col. Thomas Bouley in a press conference with Col. Russell Handy, 57th Wing commander.  Colonel Bouley was the 65th Aggressor Squadron commander.   Colonel Bouley died when the U.S. Air Force F-15D Eagle, a two seater he was piloting, crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range during a Red Flag training exercise July 30, 2008.  "Colonel Bouley had recently celebrated his 20th year wearing the uniform, and had more than 4,200 flight hours in the F-15 Eagle, the Royal Air Force F-3 Tornado, and the T-38 Talon," said Colonel Handy during the press conference.  "He was a decorated warrior, an inspiring leader of Airmen, and a loving father and husband. 



VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist

Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary


Shiloh is dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating abused, neglected, injured, unwanted, and slaughter bound horses of all types. Shiloh is dedicated to rehabilitating these horses and giving them a second chance at life by adopting them out to new and loving homes or to providing them with a loving environment in which to live out their lives.

Shiloh was started in 2003 by Jill Curtis, who lives with her husband, Tony in Las Vegas. Jill is the proud owner of rescued horses, Cabrillo, Fallon, and Cortez. Jill also owns Tanis and Zuiderzee, two Friesians and Serenity, Hollywood, and Austral- all her old competition horses who are now retired at Shiloh. 

Special Announcement

On Monday August 4th - Happy Birthday to...



47 Years Old   63 Years Young  

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August 1st Featured Co-columns:

What Condition is Your Career In?

Never Pay for Foreclosure Consulting Up Front!


  Nevada Government              
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Updates
  Nevada’s DETR has decided to double its telephone claims staff to handle the high volume of calls being generated by a combination of emergency benefits claimants and regular unemployment claims.....

  Nevada Government                    
  Senator Harry Reid
National Clean Air Summit
Nevada Senator Harry Reid, UNLV President David Ashley and the Center for American Progress Action Fund are hosting the National Clean Energy Conference, to be held at UNLV on Tuesday, August 19.....
You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government               
  Senator John Ensign
Weekly Updates
Although the Housing bill contained several provisions that could help address the crisis, Senator John Ensign voted against the bill because in its entirety the bill is too flawed and lacks the proper long-term vision........

  Nevada Government           
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Updates

Exactly three years ago House Republicans passed energy legislation they claimed would bring down the cost of gasoline and end our dependence on foreign oil. The result? Energy is more expensive than ever and gas prices have hit record highs....


  Nevada Government                   
  Department of Business and Industry
Never Pay for Foreclosure Consulting Up Front!
At a time when a record number of homeowners are facing foreclosure, scam artists are preying upon Nevadans dealing with desperate circumstances.........

  Las Vegas Government             

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman

Mayor’s Vision Of Downtown Urban Village Begins To Take Shape
Mayor Goodman has been a champion of downtown revitalization, focusing his efforts on creating a downtown urban village. That vision continues to take shape as work progresses on the 61-acre Union Park....

  City of North Las Vegas           
  Who We Are
The City of North Las Vegas is a full-service municipality, providing recreational amenities, police and fire protection, and water service.......

  City of Henderson                   
  National Night Out 2008

On Tuesday, August 5, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. the Henderson Police Department is hosting its “National Night Out” event at the Henderson Events Plaza on August 5, showcasing the community’s resolve against crime.....


  Presidential Candidates          
  Barack Obama      
  The Obamas
  Remembering the values of empathy and service that his mother taught him, Barack put law school and corporate life on hold after college and moved to Chicago in 1985, where he became a community organizer with a church-based group seeking to improve living conditions in poor neighborhoods plagued with crime and high unemployment.....
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  Presidential Candidates               
  John McCain
McCain Nation
We're launching a new feature called McCain Nation and we want you to be the first to know. McCain Nation is a powerful online tool, built exclusively for our supporters across the country to plan events to help spread John McCain's message....

  Politically Speaking                   
  Sergeant Deborah Galan
Let It Be Known
For meritorious service while serving as a military working dog during operation enduring freedom from BAGRAM Air field, AFGHANISTAN.....


Politically Speaking           
  John Daly
Silly Season Part 2
In a past posting I describe this time in the presidential race as the Silly Season. It’s in full swing now. It will get worse as candidates, their campaigns, and the media try to compete with the Olympics........


  Politically Speaking                             
  Democratic Party    
Obama Voter Registration Rally Featuring George Lopez
Did you know that Phil Gramm, who crafted John McCain's economic policy, not only said that America is a nation of “whiners” in a “mental recession,” but that he orchestrated the deregulation of the banking industry that lead to today’s foreclosure problem?....



  Politically Speaking                

Reform Party
Don't you understand?  This is a pricing scam
Bring our nation to complete energy independence and get the hell out of the Middle East 100% entirely.  And, damn it, DO IT NOW.......



  Monthly Horoscope                      
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
August '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 7-26-08 - 8-01-08

Maybe it was an omen: Team USA's Olympic sendoff Friday included three billionaires known for cashing in on golden opportunities.......


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams  
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Criss Angel Has 210 Seconds To Escape Handcuffs, Five Locked Shackles, Four Locked Doors & Climb Three Flights Before Dynamite Explosion........


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails        
  Marleen Marino
  Ready for Camping
Next time, I'll take the pictures.....and you can let the bear out!!!.....



Audrey Roberts 
From Russia with Love!
The most exciting part when meeting an Artist is when their personality really reflects the creations.   “BIG, BOLD & BEAUTIFUL” is the only way to describe this RUSSIAN painter living in Georgia.  His artworks just make you smile…Wine, women song, good food, & beautiful landscapes is what SERGEY is all about.....



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 08-01-08

The Real Deal will be an interactive show in The Venetian's theater that will open with previews on Oct. 1.  Six audience members will be selected to sit at a table and play with two pros.......

 Get tickets for premium and sold-out events


Pete Allman
Taverna Opa: A Celebration of Life
If grandma can dance on the tables, you know you’re at a restaurant designed for fun-filled festive times and flavorful food, what more could you ask. Just visit Taverna Opa in Miami’s South Beach, and have a culinary celebration…...


  Kid Cary
Shark Tank 
This Time the Boss Got Me a Good Gig a Visit to the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay...

  Chick Hughes 
  How Chick Spent His Birthday
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....


Liberace Foundation
2008 Liberace Piano Competition, The Liberace Cabaret Showroom,
Travelocity Collaboration Benefits Foundation and Liberace Scholars...


  The Vegas Eye                     
  The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
On August 8, 2008, the Las Vegas casinos (and especially wedding venues) will be busier than usual as the superstitious count on 8/8/08 to bring good fortune......

  Pet of the Week                        

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - August 1st
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback! 


Step Family  (Also in Poem, Ode and More)


  Poems, Odes and More                   

The Shadow and the Light     


Step Family  (Also in Feedback)


Ed Rosenberg Broke My Heart

  Poems submitted
South Point
Rooms from $46

  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses       

Mary Ann McQueen Butcher
Is Cause-Related Marketing Right For Your Business?
Cause-Related Marketing has been defined as a situation where a company partners with a specific cause or organization, and contributes money, time or services to an organization or event  in return for the right to make publicity or commercial value from that involvement....

Free ringtone at Jamster!

  Women's Chamber of Commerce        

June Beland
Mark Your Calendar for up Coming Events
Here is the calendar for 2008 of the coming events for the Women's Chamber of Commerce...


  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary  

Jill Curtis
The Past Weekend
Did you all hear that an Thoroughbred ex-racehorse has made the Olympic Three Day Event Team? Courageous Comet, from racehorse to Olympic horse- what a story!....


  Career Curator                        
  Paul Carpino
  What Condition is Your Career In?
Do you really know? So, today for my premier column on Vegas Community Online I’m going to talk about how we plan, manage and develop our careers...


Anthony and Brandon Gallion
Life Lessons
It is very hard to picture my life any other way then it is today, but I can tell you how my life used to be before the devastating situation that I found myself apart of at the age of sixteen.....


  Our Diverse Community           

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Monthly Insight
Question: I’m working for a non-profit organization devoted to helping the homeless in my neighborhood. We’ve had incredible results over the past few years, but recently I have been discouraged by what I see as unfair practices within the organization........


  Our Diverse Community       

Young Israel-Aish
Love Your Neighbor Like Yourself


Rabbi Wyne gives insight on the most important act of kindness...loving each other and ourselves......



  Our Diverse Community             

Hispanic community
Latin Food Festival

  The Latin Chamber of Commerce is getting all the flavors of Latin America together and bringing them directly to consumers at the “2nd Annual Latin Food Festival.” Our primary goal is to gather restaurants, companies and consumers in one venue, for the enjoyment, enrichment and prosperity of all of those involved......

  Nevada Cancer Institute
Nevada Cancer Institute to provide Radiation Oncology services  
  The Clark County Board of County Commissioners today approved a non-exclusive contract with Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) to provide radiation oncology services for University Medical Center (UMC)......

  In This Corner                         

Pete Allman
Margarito Forces Cotto Defeat
There were three good fights on Bob Arum’s Top Rank fight card at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nev. Perhaps the fight of the year was between Antonio Margarito and Miguel Cotto....


Ms. Poker                       
  Susie Isaacs
  Tex, the Ghost

When you have a group, especially if you are doing business with these folks, you are careful about the conversation - no politics, no religion, but what Oprah had to say or Ellen is fine. I think that is how it started.......


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker      
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Tools of the Toughies

What makes a good player successful? Poker players are constantly looking for one or a few "secrets" that have brought a top player success - and hope to learn those secrets so they can use them themselves.....




PrinciPessa pets will be awarding the winning entry next week with a fabulous gift basket including - Three Laser Treatments, Package of Five Self Serve Dog Washes and $50 in Products.

Approximate Value Up to $300 (depending on pet size)

Pet Photos for the Week of July 18th

Pet Photos for the Week of July 25th


Send us the number of your favorite photo and the winner will be announced next week

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Green Business Mixer & Expo
at Springs Preserve


Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 4 to 8pm

  Live Interactive Presentation - 6 to 7pm  

97.1 The Point Going Green Grand Prize Giveaway - 7pm

 Green solutions for work and home 
 Live presentation of "An Inconvenient Truth"
Going Green prize giveaways from 97.1 The Point
Network with other eco-conscious professionals
Farmers Market and Live Music
Discounted admission tickets to Springs Preserve
  Cost $5 with pre-registration  
  *discounted from Springs Preserve regular ticket price of $18.95   
  Discover more & pre-register online  
  Patriotism on Display at Justin Timberlake
  Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

The 26th annual tournament will host and honor military personnel and their families with free admission, special accommodations and activities

As part of the PGA TOUR's ongoing commitment to honor the brave men and women of our military and their families, the 2008 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is proud to offer free admission to active, retired and reserve military personnel from all five branches - including Reservists and members of the National Guard - and their families at the 26th annual Las Vegas tournament. Military personnel will be exempt from paying the traditional $40 fee for the volunteer package, which covers the cost of the volunteer’s official tournament hat, golf shirt and jacket.  Each volunteer will also receive complimentary meals during each shift they work, a week-long tournament badge and a ticket to the volunteer kickoff party. Combined with the volunteer uniform, this package has a retail value of over $200. 



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Grand Giveaway


Two sets of tickets for two


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)

  St. Thomas Island Hopper  
  5 Days and 4 Night
7- Day a week arrivals
A $782 Value
(airfare not included)
Two sets of  "Dinner for 2"
  at Benihana   
  Two sets of " Dinner for 2"  
   at TJ's Steakhouse   
  at the Las Vegas Hilton  

Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
WINNER Claudia Ding Mueller

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Jean King


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Tina Lafler

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Michelle McIntosh  

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Leslie French

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Helen Wright

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Madeleine Schecter

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Lori Slinn
“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER Robert Rosinski
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Deb Granda

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Vaughn Suponatime


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