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Democratic National Convention

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway



The 2008 Democratic National Convention will deliver a sizeable impact on the City and County of Denver and the seven counties that encompass the greater metro area. While the main event will occur each night at the Pepsi Center in downtown Denver, hotel rooms, restaurants, entertainment venues and transportation throughout the region will be utilized to their highest potential for the duration of the week. Denver is no stranger to hosting major national events and has a proven track record of playing both a successful and gracious host to major national events including World Youth Day in 1993 and the Summit of Eight in 1997. Your participation makes a difference! Be part of the conversation as issues are tackled and history is made. Here you can find information about events, projects and activities that welcome you and your creativity. Learn More HERE



Featured Artist

for the Month: August

Mac King

Featured Announcement:

Women’s Play Golf America Day at Angel Park Golf Club August 27


Free clinics and golf lessons available from


 UNLV PGA Golf Management Students

Angel Park Golf Club will host a fun-filled evening of free golf activities for women during the PGA Women’s Play Golf America Day, August 27 (Wednesday), from 5 – 8 pm.  The free event, coordinated by the UNLV PGA Golf Management students, is open to women of all ages and skill levels.  The Women’s PGA Play Golf America Day is being held in conjunction with the PGA Fall Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, August 26-27. 

Special Announcement:

Barack Obama picks

Joe Biden for Vice President

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August 22nd Co-Featured Columns:

Greening Nevada
For Homeowners in Trouble
The Significance of Being Memorable

  Nevada Government      
  Senator Harry Reid
Reid, Berkley Take Aerial Tour of Lake Mead
Nevada Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Shelley Berkley took an aerial tour of Lake Mead today (08-20-08.)  Joined by Lake Mead Superintendant Bill Dickinson, Reid and Berkley viewed the impact of the lake’s declining water levels and discussed steps that need to be taken to protect the lake.....


  Las Vegas Government               

Department of Planning & Development

Weekly Updates
The Las Vegas City Council adopted two elements to its master plan Wednesday. The School Facilities and Community Design Elements are two of 18 master plan elements that are required by state of Nevada statute...
You Too
Can Help Our

  Las Vegas Government          

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

Taking a Stand for a Safe School Year
As the new school year approaches the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department along with the Clark County School District other law enforcement agencies, parents, students, and community members want to send a strong message about safety in and around our schools....


  City of North Las Vegas                
  Community Development Block Grant Program
The City's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services is pleased to announce the availability of Community Development Block Grant Public Service and Construction applications for the 2009-2010 program year....

  Presidential Candidates                
  Barack Obama      
  Unfit For Publication

Setting the Record Straight on the Lies in Jerome Corsi’s “The Obama Nation” To learn the truth about Senator Obama read.....

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For Updates

  Presidential Candidates               
  John McCain
John McCain: Courageous Service
Video of of John McCain's Military service and more..

  Local Candidates                           
  Benjamin B. Childs
Benjamin Childs Proposals
Benjamin Childs is dedicated to working to improve the legal system in Clark County.  Some of his proposals are set forth......

Politically Speaking                             
  John Daly
Joe Biden, First Woman VP: Source
This is a posting about a high source in the Democratic Party who says chances are better now that Joe Biden will be Obama’s running mate.........


  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 8-16-08 - 8-22-08
TNV-TV, Channel 13, reporter, Jeff Gradney has been fired after he and his girlfriend were accused of soliciting male partners on the Internet........

  Legally Speaking                   
  Bob Massi            
For Homeowners in Trouble

For the millions of Americans receiving foreclosure notices from their mortgage companies, hope that they will not lose their house doesn’t translate to cooperation from lenders or relief from the real estate speculators who are eagerly shorting the market.....


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails     
  Marleen Marino
  Enjoy the Olympics!
Maybe you can use this for reference the next time you go out for a good Chinese food. Lots of good choices to choose from......

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 08-22-08

Award-winning comedian and celebrity roaster Vinnie Favorito has moved his comedy show from O'Sheas on the Strip to the Flamingo next door where he is now performing inside the intimate 220-seat Bugsy's Cabaret nightly at 8 p.m........


 Get tickets for premium and sold-out events



Victoria Alexander

Week of August 22, 2008                             

Nepal’s Living Goddess, Amazonian Shamanism Conference: Report # 2, Artist David Hewson, Dr. Swami Ramananda Comes to Las Vegas, Mind Control Goes Mainstream, Ethiopian 'Magic' Scrolls, Commercial Properties Entrepreneur Cat D’Angelo, and more…....



Pete Allman
You're Invited    Guest Columnist
Dual Birthday Celebration at Hawaiian Tropic Zone: Celebrities Join Pete Allman and Special Guest, Mrs. Las Vegas America 2008...

Free ringtone at Jamster!


Celebrity Chef Connection
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Recently, Lawry’s the Prime Rib restaurant celebrated 70 years in business with celebratory banquets at many of their locations.  I had the pleasure of dining during their celebration in Las Vegas on July 24, 2008 and it was quite the night.....



Carol Lane Patterson        
CineVegas has evolved into a festival to make us locals proud. A decade of festivals under their belts, they celebrated their tenth anniversary with a heavy, concurrent schedule of the ‘newest and latest’ hitting the festival circuit...

  The Rocker
  The Rocker entertained in spite of the subject matter. Not a huge fan of movies about the music industry, I was very relieved at the quality of the ensemble cast, the story, and especially the lyrics to the music created for this film....
  Greening Nevada      Crossover column
  “We need to convince people it’s going to be good economics, and reduce the GDP” more than the 1% on the table right now, because “we’re not going to make it” at that rate....

  Chick Hughes 
  Six of Chick's Favorite Las Vegas Female Singers!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....

  The Vegas Eye                        
  The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
Billed as “a full weekend of eye-popping entertainment,” Perry Mann and company have created two evenings of cool music and hot, sexy performances. Says Mann – “The Strippers and Hustlers Ball is designed to top anything else Las Vegas has to offer this Labor Day Weekend!”.......

  Pet of the Week               

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - August 22nd
This week's Pet of the Week..


  The Upper Crust                

Clair Zeto
Speed Networking
By Participating In The Social Register Of Las Vegas' Elite Speed Networking Events, You Will Expand Your Marketing And Networking Efforts To An Exclusive, High-End Clientele And Utilize Your Time Most Effectively........


  Women's Chamber of Commerce                  

June Beland
Message from the President

  With the economy on a rollercoaster, everyone is trying to keep their jobs while others trying to keep their business or home, so right now more then ever women need to have the resources and tools to be able to maintain and keep your home, business and family in place.....
  WCCNV Business Alliance Night-August 26, 2008
  Unveiling the five final ATHENA Leadership and the five final ATHENA Young Professional Nominees, Plus our Mini Business Expo....

  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary           

Jill Curtis
We picked up Olympia from the AC corrals
Jill and Sally are off to Montreal tomorrow for a few days. The Shiloh Documentary is being shown at a Canadian Film Festival and Tony is having an Art Show of his paintings at a gallery. We will be posting from the road along with "you know who"!.....


  Networking…Las Vegas Style              

Sherial Bratcher
The Significance of Being Memorable
You want to honestly, objectively assess yourself, both your strengths and weaknesses, seeking ways to learn from and turn your weaknesses into strengths and your strengths into greater power....


  Our Diverse Community              

Hispanic community
Desayuno Con Amigos 

  Desayuno Con Amigos is a monthly networking event conducted solely in Spanish. It is held monthly at various restaurants of LCC members. The purpose of Desayuno Con Amigos is to gather owners of small Hispanic businesses, and educate them on such subjects as service, marketing, finances, and so forth.......

  Our Diverse Community                        

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
There's opportunity everywhere. When we have a consciousness of expecting the magic to happen, it will happen. We'll find the right people, we'll move in the right circles, we'll 'bump' into the right solutions. It all starts with that opening in the mind.......


  Our Diverse Community                                

Young Israel-Aish
The Rabbi Show


Rabbi Wyne debuts a new radio show...



  Our Diverse Community        

Nevada Holistic Chamber of Commerce
From the Founder
Other states are now forming their own Holistic Chamber of Commerces. AZ has also had one for a few years now along with Washington State and New England.......


Poker Junkie                      
  Ladbrokes Poker Joins Microgaming

Microgaming is a leading network and will offer Ladbrokes players faster access to the games they want. We will continue to operate outside of the network on tables where we already offer players the level of action they demand.......


Ms. Poker                         
  Susie Isaacs
  Introducing: The 3-K Poker Club

The first meeting of the 3-K Poker Club came to order on Sunday afternoon, August 17. We elected a president, Marsha, a VP and treasurer, Vera, a keeper of the clock, me, and a keeper of the points, Sassy. We discussed rules and regulations and future club meeting dates.......


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker     
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Controversial Hold'em Hands   (Part one of four)

Our book contains more than 400 poker problems, most of which are taken from actual play. We make a special effort to use quite a few problems that contain a high degree of difficulty in answering, so, unsurprisingly, not everyone agrees with our choice of answers....



OVino a Wine Tasting benefiting Opportunity Village

Saturday, August 23

3:00 - 7:00PM
World Market Center
World Market Center - World View on 16

Hundreds of wines to sample, great food provided by Trader Vic's, live entertainment with local band Venus Rising, psychic readings with VCO & Las Vegas' own Mystic Mona plus a fabulous silent auction. Tickets will be sold at all area Lee's Discount Liquors and all area Green Valley Grocery Stores.


$50 in advance, $75 at the door

Labor Day Dance Features the Carl Grove Combo

  Celebrate the last holiday of the summer by dancing to music performed by the Carl Grove Combo on Saturday, Aug. 30, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Charleston Heights Arts Center's air-conditioned ballroom. The combo's play list includes favorite songs from the 1940s to ‘70s, from swing and foxtrots to Latin and jazz.

The arts center, which features one of the city's finest dance floors, is located at 800 S. Brush St., one block west of Decatur and north of West Charleston Boulevard. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on performance day. The dance is presented by the Arts & Community Events Division of the city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services.

    10th Annual Summer Appreciation Mixers

Congrats to Sherial Bratcher on her new book



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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 Pat Altadonna

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Dan Childs


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Linda Lulkin

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Patsi Hughes  

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Kim Komorous

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Melissa Cruz

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Venera Burchiyan

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Roslee Dela Cerna 
“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER Carl Roland
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Leeann Bouder

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Brian Weiss
Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
WINNER Don Shriver
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