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2008 Olympics Begin

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Announces a New Giveaway

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway


The original Olympic Games were first recorded in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece, and were celebrated until AD 393. Interest in reviving the Olympic Games proper was first shown by the Greek poet and newspaper editor Panagiotis Soutsos in his poem "Dialogue of the Dead" in 1833. Evangelos Zappas sponsored the first modern international Olympic Games in 1859. He paid for the refurbishment of the Panathinaiko Stadium for Games held there in 1870 and 1875.  This was noted in newspapers and publications around the world including the London Review, which stated that "the Olympian Games, discontinued for centuries, have recently been revived! Here is strange news indeed ... the classical games of antiquity were revived near Athens". Learn more & see schedule HERE.



Featured Artist

for the Month: August

Mac King

Featured Announcement:
A Safe Deployment Party


Sgt. Deborah Galan (VCO columnist and a Selena impersonator) is home on leave from Afghanistan and will be returning to Bagham on the 12th of August. Some friends are having a safe deployment party for her.  So please join her and some very talented impersonators for a fun celebration. The party will be held Sunday August 10th starting at 4 PM, at the VFW Post 1753 located at 705 Las Vegas Blvd N. There will be equipment for all the performers and singers to sing Karaoke style to. There is no charge for the party and they will be serving dinner, there will be however a cash bar. An RSVP would be appreciated, just email them HERE. See you there!



VCO Announces a New Weekly Giveaway


Larry G. Jones




Larry’s new show venue is very easy to find, once you know where to look. The Royal Resort Hotel at 99 Convention Center Drive (100 ft from Las Vegas Blvd) is one block from the Wynn and Riviera Casinos. The show will be at 9pm Mon, Tues, and Wed nights. For his newly restructured show, Larry has tailored some of his material for the intimate venue and added a number of new singing impressions and song parodies. Some of newest voices include Tina Turner, Axl Rose and Randy Travis. You’ll get a taste of many of Las Vegas top shows like The Jersey Boys and much more.


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August 8th Featured Column:

Free Haircuts at the Back to School Kids Cut-a-Thon

  Nevada Government               
  Senator Harry Reid
Senator Reid on the Issues
I'd like to share my views of the issues with you. You can learn more about specific issues that directly affect Nevada and the people who live here.....


  Nevada Government               
  Senator John Ensign
Ensign Offers Plan to Remove Hurdle to Volunteering
Senators John Ensign (R-NV) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced a bipartisan plan to triple the mileage deduction rate allowed for volunteers.........
You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government           
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  More Funding to Serve Needs of Nevada Veterans

White House Threatens Veto over Increase Needed to Care for America’s Troops...


  Nevada Government             
  Department of Business and Industry
Nevada Commission on Minority Affairs Launches Website
The Nevada Commission on Minority Affairs has launched an informational website.  The website provides the Commission’s mission and lists its members.  The site also includes meeting dates, agendas, and minutes.........

  Las Vegas Government                

Department of Planning & Development

City Adds Business Licensing
Most home-based businesses can file their city business license applications at this location rather than at City Hall......

  City of North Las Vegas
  Weekly Updates
North Las Vegas Police Department and Legacy Vineyard Church are holding the third annual Back to School event to distribute school supplies for underprivileged elementary school students in North Las Vegas.....

  Presidential Candidates         
  Barack Obama      
  On the Road Holding Townhall Meetings with Obama
  Videos from Town hall meetings around the country....
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  Presidential Candidates           
  John McCain
On the Road Holding Townhall Meetings with McCain
Videos from Town hall meetings around the country.... ....

  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 8-2-08 - 8-08-08

A normally super-shy Michael Jackson, shaking hands with patrons at 40-40 Club (Palazzo) on Saturday night after eating in the A-Rod Lounge with his three children.......


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams    
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Criss Angel says Believe show will have frightening & dangerous illusions despite vow to mom......


  Ask Gennifer with a G                
  Gennifer Flowers
  Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans??
All things are possible my friends.  My saying and philosophy is:  "DREAM IT, CONCEIVE IT AND ACHIEVE IT."......

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails      
  Marleen Marino
Some incredible images!


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

The Las Vegas Marathon has an Adopt-A-Mile program that involves maintaining and decorating a mile of the race course and providing 50 to 75 volunteers to staff the mile on race day.......


 Get tickets for premium and sold-out events



Victoria Alexander

Special Report                             
The Brilliant Keratin Complex Hair Therapy by Coppola at Yost Studios Salon & Spa.....


Pete Allman
Dal Toro at the Palazzo is Amazing
Fine Italian food and the finest automobiles in the world, along with artwork by a host of world-class painters, combine for the most unusual, exciting, delicious culinary and visual journey ever at Dal Toro in the Palazzo on the Las Vegas Strip…..


  Entertainment                      Guest Columnist Les Kincaid      

Celebrity Chef Connection
Summer Heirloom Tomatoes
In this era of jet-fresh vegetables – when your dinner may have more frequent flier miles than you do – there are precious few reminders of seasonality.....


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn              

Las Vegas Youth Orchestra Concert and Reception


Las Vegas has gotten a bad rap as a city that is culturally destitute.  Whoever says, or even thinks that. should have attended the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras concert called “An Inaugural Journey.”...



Chuck Rounds                    
Las Vegas Entertainment News August 2008
August of 2008 marks the eighth year of this entertainment newsletter. Each month, I've tried to bring readers up to date with the ever-changing face of Las Vegas entertainment---shows that are opening, changing, or closing; as well as the major headliners that will be visiting our town.......


  Chick Hughes 
  This Week Keeping Cool With Chick Around Town
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....


Liberace Foundation
Third Thursdays
In the lounge, enjoy live music from 6:00pm – 9:00pm featuring Rebecca Olschewski at the key board and singing sultry songs ranging from Big Band/Swing/Jazz/Blues popular favorites..


  The Vegas Eye                   
  The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
MGM Mirage, the world's second- largest casino company, said second-quarter profit fell 69 percent as cash-strapped U.S. gamblers spent less at its Las Vegas casinos.......

  Pet of the Week                       

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - August 8th
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback! 


Tyranny of Oil

  Presidential Olympics

Vegas Olympics

  Olympic Apathy
  Presidential Olympics

  Poems, Odes and More              

Natural Disaster






Our Anniversary Cruise

  Poems submitted
South Point
Rooms from $46

  The Upper Crust                 

Clair Zeto
Monthly Business Networking Event
The Social Register of Las Vegas’ website has a new and improved look.....


  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses      

Mary Ann McQueen Butcher
RFPs:  No Need to Dread; Just Use Your Head!
I'll assume you already know but for those of you who do not, an "RFP" is a "Request for Proposal".  It is an invitation for suppliers/vendors to bid on a project....

Free ringtone at Jamster!

  Women's Chamber of Commerce       

June Beland
Seed Money, Capital and Lines of Credit
If you are looking to start or grow a business or need equipment and want to keep your business separate from your personal, you need to come to this Special Workshop...


  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary     

Jill Curtis
Sunday and Sitka in the Vet Clinic!
We know many of you would like to stop by the clinic to see the horses for yourselves, but the clinic asked us to not allow visitors due to other sick horses, emergency procedures, etc. Once they get back home to Shiloh, everyone is welcome!....


  Community Empowerment       

Lillian McMorris
Virtual Assistant … is it for you?
Due to our downtrodden economy and challenges in gasoline prices as well as long hours making it difficult to spend time with our families; many businesses are cutting back on employees, expense accounts and projects that require many man hours and traveling via airlines or by car.......


  Our Diverse Community              

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
"The soul is speaking to the Creator: "Teach me the mysteries of the higher wisdom. How do you lead your flock in the upper world? Teach me so that I will not be shamed when I arrive among the eternal souls, for until now I have not reflected on these mysteries.".......


  Our Diverse Community         

Young Israel-Aish
How will you recall your life?


Rabbi Wyne shares the secret on how to hold onto our precious memories.......



  Our Diverse Community               

Hispanic community
Monthly Networking Meeting

  As one of our cornerstone monthly activities, our monthly LCC luncheons are as enjoyable as they are informative. Speaker for our luncheon this month is United States House of Representatives, Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley......

  Big Brothers & Big Sisters                            
  Wendy Adams
Back-to-School Bowl

Whether you're an expert bowler or the champion of the gutter ball, you can have some fun while kids across Southern Nevada win.....


  Nevada Cancer Institute
Free Haircuts at the Back to School Kids Cut-a-Thon

Yost Studios in Henderson is offering FREE haircuts to kids on Sunday, August 10th, from 8am to 5pm during their Back to School Kids Cut-a-Thon......


  Smith Plastic Surgery Institute
Bariatric Surgery, Body Lifts
Also called surgery after gastric bypass or massive weight loss surgery, or lower body lift....

  In This Corner                         

Pete Allman
Clottey Powers Way to IBF Welterweight Crown
New IBF welterweight champion, Joshua Clottey, says nobody hurts him in his fights, and that proved correct in his unanimous victory over the skillful Zab Judah, who couldn’t win it against the strong stance of Clottey… ...


  Tennis Talk                          
  Bruce Merrin
Bruce Wins 1st Round Match at Green Valley Indoor 10S Tourney
Of course, my competitive nature took over immediately and now I am sure glad that I showed up with a GAME FACE for the kick-off match......

Ms. Poker                        
  Susie Isaacs
  The Vanishing Act

Recently, I read an article on AOL NEWS titled "Things Vanishing in America". One thing is for sure, life is a state of change. Some of the things vanishing, I say, good riddance, but most I bid a sad farewell.......


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker      
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  A Very Instructive Hand

Most of the time, a new student of mine will err on both sides of correct play, sometimes being too bold and other times too cautious. However, the fellow who gave me this hand to analyze does not fall into that mold.....




Congrats to

Carol S.

the winner of the Pet Photo Contest


Obituary for Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Anthony Bouley U.S. Air Force

  Thomas "Moses" Anthony Bouley, 42, was born on October 17, 1965 in Chateauroux, France, died in an F-15D aircraft accident at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on July 30, 2008.

He was a 1984 graduate of Eldorado High School in Las Vegas, and was a 1988 graduate the U.S. Air Force Academy. Tom was a decorated warrior, an inspiring leader of airmen, and a loving father and husband.

Colonel Bouley was the Commander of the 65th Aggressor Squadron at the time of his death, and served the nation with distinction during his 20-year military career.

He was a command pilot with over 4,200 flying hours, including 265 combat hours in Operations Iraqi Freedom, Southern Watch, and Northern Watch. His assignments included Laughlin AFB, TX; Tyndall AFB, FL; Elmendorf AFB, AK; Kadena AB, Japan; RAF Leuchars, Scotland; RAF Lakenheath, UK; and Nellis AFB, NV.

He served with distinction as an F3 Tornado exchange pilot with the Royal Air Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Aerial

  Achievement Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal with 1 oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Achievement Medal, two United Kingdom campaign medals, and several other campaign and service awards
He will be missed greatly by his family, friends, and the men and women of his U.S. Air Force family.

Colonel Bouley was preceded in death by his father, Wilfrid A. Bouley, CMSgt, USAF (Ret.) of Worcester, MA. He is survived by his loving wife Toni; sons Thomas Jr. and Bailey; mother Minori (Naraki) Bouley of Portland, OR;  brothers Joseph Bouley of North Salt Lake, UT;  Edward Bouley of Mansfield, TX;  and Charles Bouley of Parker, CO; sisters Jeanne Phenow of Maple Grove, MN;  and Barbara Nichols of Portland, OR.

Memorial Services were held Monday Aug. 4, at the Nellis Air Force Base Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Armed Forces Bank, c/o the Thomas Bouley Memorial Fund, 4325 N. Washington, Nellis AFB, NV 89191-0719; (702) 651-8228.
  Celebrate Summer Square Dance & Hoedown

Everyone is invited to beat the heat and celebrate the joy of dancing at a square dance and hoedown on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the air-conditioned ballroom of the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center.

Participants will learn a few new dances and enjoy some old favorites, like the Virginia Reel and the Cotton Eye Joe. This fun afternoon of dance for all ages is priced at $3 per person, with children 5 years and younger admitted at no charge. Guest callers will be Ron Sowash, Mike Wilder and Francois Lamoureux. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services and the Stardusters Square Dance Club. The center is located at 250 N. Eastern Ave. For directions or more information, call 229-1515



About the conference: In 2007, Las Vegas was the site of the first-ever Women of Color Conference hosted by the four local ethnic chambers of commerce – American Indian, Asian, Latin and Urban.  This historic event attracted more than 500 minority women and men who gathered to participate in workshops ranging from health and wellness to personal finance, beauty and self-esteem, career development and leadership skills. To learn more click HERE


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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 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 Virginia DePaso

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Richard Kumar


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Zighe Mwachofi

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Lucia Bartle   

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Larry Webb

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Erik Weir

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Chris Scrofani

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Michael Christensen  
“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER Alissa Iida
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Geralyn Hopson

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Eileen Alexanian
Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
Begins next week
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