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Back to School Month

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO welcomes a New Columnist

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway


August is Back to School and National Immunization Awareness Month. Before sending your children back to school be aware that immunization is one of modern medicine's most significant public health achievements. Vaccines have eradicated smallpox, eliminated wild poliovirus in the U.S., and significantly reduced the number of cases of measles, diphtheria, rubella and other diseases. But despite these efforts, tens of thousands of people in the U.S. still die from vaccine-preventable diseases every year. National Immunization Awareness Month reminds us that immunizations are important for people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. August is the perfect time to remind family, friends, co-workers, and others to talk with their doctors to make sure they’re up-to-date on their vaccinations.



Featured Artist

for the Month: August

Mac King

Featured Announcement:
“How Time Flies: Sixty Years of McCarran International Airport”


The Clark County Museum will host an opening reception for “How Time Flies: Sixty Years of McCarran International Airport” from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Anna Roberts Parks Exhibit Hall at the Clark County Museum, 1830 S. Boulder Highway.

The reception will include a short presentation by Mark Hall-Patton, museum administrator, on the changes at McCarran International Airport during the last 60 years. The presentation will be followed by a brief question-and-answer session. The reception is a free event.

The exhibit features historic photographs and artifacts from the collections of the Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum and will be shown at the Clark County Museum through Nov. 30. The Clark County Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $1.50 for adults and $1 for children. 


VCO is Proud to Announce Our Newest Columnist


Poker Junkie




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August 15th Featured Column:

Ladies, This One Is For You


  Nevada Government            

Senator Harry Reid
National Clean Air Summit UPDATE
New addition: Special opening session with President Clinton Monday evening August 18th! (Limited availability! Reserve now to ensure your attendance!)....



  Nevada Government           

Senator John Ensign
Another Victory In Battle To Stop Animal Fighting
Senator John Ensign, a veterinarian and lead author of the Animal Fighting Prohibition Act, released the following statement as Louisiana becomes the 50th and final state to outlaw cockfighting.........

You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government            
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Tours Site of New Veterans Medical Complex with VA Secretary

Berkley, who invited the Secretary to visit the facility, used the tour as an opportunity to highlight the progress that is being made on the new VA hospital, outpatient clinic and long term care facility which will serve the needs of Nevada veterans, including those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan...


  Las Vegas Government           

Department of Planning & Development

City’s Improves Public Notification Process For Development
The Las Vegas City Council has adopted changes to the municipal code that make public notification mailing requirements consistent for all types of land use...

  Las Vegas Government           

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

LVMPD Traffic
Tips on keeping safe...

  City of North Las Vegas                 
  NLV Police Holds 3rd African-American Victim Services Forum
The forum will include a panel of experts, including Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.  Several other local law enforcement and victim support agencies are expected to participate.....

  Presidential Candidates                
  Barack Obama      
  Obama on McCain
  Video of Barack Obama on the McCain policies, plus Hillary Stumping for Obama in Las Vegas......
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  Presidential Candidates               
  John McCain
McCain on Obama
Videos of John McCain on Obama's policies...

Politically Speaking           
  John Daly
Georgia-Russia Conflict: America Roars with Toothless Gums
This is a posting about my reflections on Russia’s invasion of Georgia and how to look at it from various angles.........


  Politically Speaking                      

Veterans In Politics
Dirty Politics in School Trustee Race
In the August 5, 2008 Campaign Contributions and Expense Report #1 filed with the Clark County Election Office incumbent Terri Janison had reported a total of $26,795, with the majority of these donations being in excess of $100......



  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 8-9-08 - 8-15-08

There's buzz surrounding the IRS raid almost six months ago at Pure Nightclub at Caesars Palace and Pure Management Group's headquarters on Industrial Road.......


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams    
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams
Stunning Stephanie Jordan provides an intimate peek at the topless dancers who make up her Fantasy show at the Luxor.......

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails   
  Marleen Marino
  Square Watermelons Plus Some Great Photos
Square Watermelons, plus take a look at this!? Made in Japan!  Lever Advertising - Who thinks of these things?....


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 08-15-08

The infamous comedy duo Cheech & Chong will bring laughter to The Pearl Concert Theater on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.......




Victoria Alexander

Week of August 15, 2008                             

A Complaint is a Gift, Back from Peru, My Work with Ayahuasca Continues, International Alchemy Conference at Palace Station, Buddha-Dharma Lecture in Las Vegas, 50 Months Left of Life on Earth, Cuil Threatens Google, Andres Serrano, Why One’s Religion Meant Life, Movies This Week, and more....



Pete Allman
Fifth Annual Players Toast Honorees
Players Toast celebrates new choices, new visions and a change in lifestyle from then to now, as exemplified in the life of rapper-turned-actor Ice T, who hosted the event along with his wife, Coco…..


Trader Vic’s History of Victory
Since the mid 1930s, the Trader Vic’s name has stood for a cultural blend of Polynesian and American blended cuisine and a tropics-like dining experience for the whole family to enjoy. …...


  Kid Cary
Looking For Hillary
A Kid Cary film "Looking For Hillary"......
  Putting On The Feed Bag At Famous Daves
Famous Dave's is a fun place to eat and they have three locations, all on the west side of Vegas.  I live on the East side, so it's a long drive for me, but worth it.....


Celebrity Chef Connection
With the beginning of the Summer Olympics in China, what better place to talk about than Mainland, a contemporary Chinese restaurant?.....



Carol Lane Patterson        
Mamma Mia!
Refreshing news. An exception to the rule, shall we say? Definitely with Mamma Mia! (the ‘!’ punctuation mark is a device that changes the name to a movie from the stage version Mamma Mia)....

Get your vote out on Kevin Costner’s Swingvote, for his candid look at America—and for putting his money where his mouth is—in this case $20 mil of his own money producing this movie....
  Journey to the Center of the Earth
Brendan Fraser is back and as watch-able as ever. He's headed off on another action-adventure in the first feature-length, eye-popping, cutting edge 3-D movie...

  Chick Hughes 
  This week at the Almaza Hookah Lounge on Latin Night!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....
  A Touch of Fashion show Hawaiian Tropic Zone
  See Chick at the Touch of Fashion show  along with event host, Las Vegas all around entertainment personality & VCO columnist, Pete Allman


Liberace Foundation
Michael James Scott presents… In Progress
A musical journey via Gospel, Soul and Contemporary Musical Theatre revealing the search for one’s happiness, self, love and ultimately the purpose and joy of life...



Marleen Marino
A Great Send Off
What a wonderful send off for Sgt. Debra Galan. Many friends gathered for a great afternoon to wish Debra a safe trip back to Afghanistan...


  The Vegas Eye                   
  The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
Las Vegas based N9NE Group and Palms Casino Resort proudly announce Paul Oakenfold, one of the world’s leading DJ/remixers, to hold court at Rain Nightclub beginning this Fall in his first Resident DJ position in the United States........

  Pet of the Week                    

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - August 15th
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback! 


Preventing Homeless Youth Act


John McCain is George Bush Clone - (Satire) 


The Real McCain (OUCH!!!) Focus John, Focus

South Point
Rooms from $46

  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses      

Mary Ann McQueen Butcher
Ladies, This One Is For You
If you're a woman running your own company, you may be missing out on lucrative opportunities if you haven't yet become certified as a woman-owned and operated business.....

Free ringtone at Jamster!

  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary             

Jill Curtis
A Rescuer's Thoughts + Bonus video
Unfortunately, there are more horses being dumped. A real problem we have had to deal with. Shiloh turns away between 10-20 horses per month.....


  Feng Shui Tips              

Consy Malasoma
Living with Color
Real estate values have been impacted, and many people are reassessing their lives and their finances.  Homes that were flying off the builders shelves now sit for months waiting for the right buyer.....


  Our Diverse Community                        

Las Vegas LaVoce

  Back-to-School Isn’t Just for Kids
I don’t know about you, but regardless of how long I have been away from formal education, my year always begins when school starts...

  Our Diverse Community                               

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Over the years, there've been some mighty powerful Kabbalists who've moved mountains. Moses, King David, The Baal Shem Tov, The Ari, and in our time, The Rav.......


  Our Diverse Community                                

Young Israel-Aish
How Do You Deal with Tragedy?


Rabbi Wyne gives insight on Tisha B'Av. The most tragic day in Jewish history....



  Our Diverse Community                 

Sin City Chamber of Commerce
SCCC Celebrates 4th Anniversary
It is hard to believe that fours years have flown by and the Sin City Chamber celebrated at its 4th Anniversary Party at the Harley-Davidson Café' on July 24th..........


  Nevada Cancer Institute
Physicians Practice and NCI Partner to Improve Patient Care
  Physicians and patients of community-based medical practices in Nevada and SW Utah will benefit from a new partnership between Physicians Practice(R), America's Leading Practice Management Journal and Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI).....

Ms. Poker                        
  Susie Isaacs
  The Box

On Saturday, I was at a table with three very good players, a few others I had seen but did not remember their play, a few strangers and one young hot-shot. He looked 17 but was supposed to be 21 to be playing poker in Las Vegas........


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker     
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Committed to Your Hand

Committed means that you have put so many of your chips into the pot already that you must put the rest in rather than folding.....




Family Stone Project Free Concert



On Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 pm, the Moonlight Concert Series will bring the Original Founding members, Rock & Roll Hall of fame inductees, and R&B Pioneer Award Winners Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson; the first inter-racial / inter-gender horn section in Rock & Roll history who will bring you the hits of Sly & The Family Stone. The concert will be held at the Clark County Amphitheater located at 500 South Grand Central Parkway.

Featuring the Powerful Voices of Robert Brookins and Trina Johnson on vocals bringing you the message of peace, love, and social consciousness through musical harmony with some of the funkiest players of all time. Players like Nate Wingfield on the Guitar, drummer Frank Klepacki keeping the beat, and Musical Director Blaise Sison on bass adding the proper pocket to the raw Family Stone sound.


The Las Vegas Marathon Launches

The Mandalay Bay Dash to Save Teachers Cash



The Las Vegas Marathon seeks to supply first-year teachers with supplies needed to kick off the school year right at the Mandalay Bay Dash on Monday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.

The Las Vegas Marathon is collecting school supplies for first-year teachers now through Aug. 23 at Fleet Feet Sports (7591 W. Washington Ave.), The Las Vegas Marathon Offices (3153 E. Warm Springs Rd., Ste. 200) and The Athlete’s Foot (4712 W. Sahara Ave.).  All supplies collected will be presented to the Clark County School District at the Mandalay Bay Dash on Monday, Aug. 25 in the parking lot outside the Shark Reef Aquarium. 

Those who bring an item to the Mandalay Bay Dash have the opportunity to participate in a 1-mile “dash” at 4 p.m. before the supplies are presented to the educators during a teacher reception at 5 p.m.  Everyone bringing a supply will receive a discount admission coupon to the Shark Reef Aquarium as well as $3-off entry into The Las Vegas Kids Marathon.

Supplies needed include books for children four to 12-years old, unused paper, index cards, rulers, glue sticks, paper towels, post-it-notes, folders, glitter, calculators and much more.   For more information on what to donate, where to drop off items, The Las Vegas Kids Marathon and the Mandalay Bay Dash, please call 702.731.1052.

The Las Vegas Marathon will take place on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 at 6 a.m. at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.  Fireworks start the race as runners run down the legendary Las Vegas Strip. Contrary to previous years, The 2008 Las Vegas Marathon is limiting the number of participants.  Once 20,000 runners are signed up for the full and half marathon combined, registration will be closed.

  Soulful Jazz
  The Adventurers' Blue Martini Bash

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 Henrietta Lewandowski     

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Jessica Rose


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Nikki Rock

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER  Julie Goldman  

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Kim Ruefer   

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Thomas Moore

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Sora Iooq

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER William Sandiford 
“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER Adrienne Logan
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Barbara Walton

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Bob McCaffery
Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
WINNER Larry Schreiber
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