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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Pearl Harbor Day

Featured Artist of December

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes a New Columnist

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway


The attack on Pearl Harbor was a pre-emptive military strike on the United States Pacific Fleet base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii






by the Empire of Japan's Imperial Japanese Navy, on the morning of Sunday, December 7, 1941 that made the United States enter World War II. Two aerial attack waves, totaling 350 aircraft, were launched from six aircraft carriers with the intent to destroy the United States Pacific Fleet. The attack wrecked two U.S. Navy battleships, one minelayer, and two destroyers beyond repair, and destroyed 188 aircraft; personnel losses were 2,333 killed and 1,139 wounded.  Damaged warships included three cruisers, a destroyer, and six battleships (one deliberately grounded, later refloated and repaired; two sunk at their berths, later raised, repaired, and restored to Fleet service late in the war)President Roosevelt delivered his "Day of Infamy" speech to a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941.  Learn more HERE











Featured Artists

for the Month of December

Jay White








Featured Announcement

Digital Television Transition - February 17, 2009


Television will go all digital,

Imagine mornings without Sesame Street or Curious George. Imagine evenings without NewsHour, Antiques Roadshow or Charlie Rose.


On February 17, most broadcasters throughout the United States will be required to shut down their analog transmitters. If your family has not “gone digital” by then, your TV will not pick up your favorite Vegas PBS shows, the news, sports or anything else!

Is your family ready for Digital Television? Click HERE to find out!





VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Child Focus

Child Focus is a non-profit agency providing many vital supportive services and resources which enrich the lives of children living in foster care in Southern Nevada. The goal of the organization is to work within the system to become a powerful voice for change. Child Focus partners with many national and local child welfare organizations to create a strong network of support and caring within our community. Child Focus will keep us all informed on their many wonderful projects and programs.


This week's "Friday Football Forecast"


"The Beauties vs. The Beasts"


Click HERE for Week 14 of the 2008 NFL season

Mystic Mona
Casey Smith  
"The Tout"  
"Mouth of Motown"  

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December 5th Featured Co-columns:

Mumbai Implications and Age of American Survivalist
Standing Out In a Down Job Market

  Nevada Government                       
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Gibbons Meets With President-Elect Obama

Governor Jim Gibbons characterized his meeting with President-elect Barrack Obama today (December 2,2008) in Philadelphia as productive and helpful. Gibbons and governors from numerous other states met with Obama to discuss the current economic crisis and possible solutions.....



  Nevada Government                   
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley   
  Berkley Named to Ways and Means Health Subcommittee

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley has been named to the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health.  The new assignment will provide Berkley a greater opportunity to advocate for increased access to affordable, quality healthcare for more Americans......

You Too
Can Help Our

  City of North Las Vegas               
  City Water Reclamation Facility In The Works

The City of North Las Vegas in November began construction of a water reclamation facility capable of treating 25 million gallons of wastewater per day, the estimated amount generated by 300,000 people......



Politically Speaking                         
  John Daly
Mumbai Implications and Age of American Survivalist
This is a posting that looks at the attacks in India and what it means for us here in America. Prepare for the American Age of the Survivalist.....

The Reality of Economic and Social Collapse


This is a posting about what some call the impending collapse of the American and eventually the world economic system — that seems more feasible everyday.....


  Monthly Horoscope                      
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
December '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 11-29-08 - 12-05-08

Ellen DeGeneres' variety special, "Ellen's Even Bigger Really Big Show," includes an opening with DeGeneres playing the Pied Piper as she makes her way to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace........


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams   
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

However, it was a surprise visit to mentalist Gerry McCambridge’s show at Hooters that set off the wedding rumors! It was Holly’s first time watching the mentalist at work, but Criss co-starred with Gerry as a judge on the TV show The Mentalist.....




  Tony's 2 Cents         
  Tony Curtis

A Tribute to Tony Curtis
Few actors have earned the title of Hollywood legend and American Prince. Tony Curtis is one. The Mill Valley Film Festival is pleased to present its MVFF award to screen icon Tony Curtis at San Francisco’s majestic Castro Theatre.......


  The Hundred Million Dollar Voice           
  Terry Fator
Regis & Kelly, CBS Early Show, and More Thanks

Ooooohhhh. I don't think I want to eat again for a month! I really overdid it. I ate everything in sight, and then when Mel, Darrell, Sissy and I were just about to sit down and watch Scrooge (the 1970's musical with Albert Finney and Alec Guinness) I got another plateful........


  An Imperial Life                   
  Little Anthony
  This & That

We live in challenging times and at my age, I’ve been through recessions, oil crisis, airline ticket price jumps, unemployment, wars, political upheavals – you name it......


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails                     
  Marleen Marino

What happened to the WWII Movie Stars
With the advent of World War II many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love. They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service men & women, many as simple "enlisted men".........

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  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 12-05-08

Once again, Sam’s Town is holding The Mystic Falls Winter Wonderland with tree-lined walkways covered in lights and holiday decorations through Dec. 31.  It’s free and open to the public with festive shows taking a western twist daily and featuring Frosty, toy soldiers, snow and more at 6, 8 and 10 p.m.............


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Victoria Alexander

Week of December 5, 2008                             

Keeping up With The Dalai Lama, Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Milk, Viva McDonald’s and more.....



Tom Jones International
The Band, The Singers On AOL Sessions + An Interview With Tom
Check out the TJ news in the three new posts on Tom Jones International. They include some videos that you may have missed, as it’s another busy week in TJ world......



Pete Allman
Donny and Marie Osmond: Still America’s Sweethearts
Still America’s Sweethearts after more than four decades of performing on stage, the two most famous of the singing Osmond family—Donny and Marie—are making headlines and bringing smiles to thousands again on the Las Vegas Strip in their own show at the Flamingo….....


Ambassador Tony Sacca On Air with Dixie Dooley
Tony Sacca, who broadcasts pure entertainment and inspirational interviews to millions of viewers on both his radio show and television program, “Entertainment Las Vegas Style,” recently featured magician Dixie Dooley, Las Vegas Strip headliner, on his radio program….....



Celebrity Chef Connection
Dick’s Last Resort
Known as “the Shame O’ the Strip,” “the joint your mama warned you about,” and “you can’t kill a man born to hang,” this raunchy, rowdy, in-your-face, boisterous restaurant and bar brings new meaning to the word “party.”  And it is a party!.....

  The Nutcracker presented by the Nevada Ballet Theater

It is that time of year and one of the most cherished traditions is The Nutcracker!  The most famous cast of holiday characters, including Clara, Fritz, the Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy, reunite for Las Vegas’ most cherished and beloved annual event presented by the Nevada Ballet Theater.....




Chuck Rounds                    
Las Vegas Entertainment News December 2008
The holidays are here!!? Do we cheer, or do we gasp and brace ourselves? With our economy being what it is, it seems that a lot of people are doing the latter.......


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn   

Odyssey Masters Dinner Gala


The Odyssey Masters 8th Annual Dinner outdid itself at its black-tie event at the  BELLAGIO.  The Gala presented culinary excellence from 10 of Las Vegas' most prized chefs along with incomparable wines.......


  Chick Hughes 
  This week, Chick at the G2 Global Gaming Expo!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....


Liberace Foundation
2nd Sundays - Liberace and Me
Join us for 2nd Sunday to enjoy Holiday Music with Philip Fortenberry and Friends. The performance times are 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.....


  The Vegas Eye                              

The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
Former Miss Nevada USA Katie Rees was spotted at Drai's After Hours on Friday inside Bill's Gamblin' Hall.......


  Pet of the Week                         

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - December 5th
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback!


Casserole Widows and Brisket Brigades

  Welcome to Vegas Community Online! 


Spread the Word Nevada                 


Kids to Kids Hosts Its Sixth Annual Storybook Gala
The event, entitled "One Million Books, One Million Dreams, One Million Possibilities," celebrated the distribution of Kids to Kids' one millionth book to at-risk schools in Las Vegas........


  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary       

Jill Curtis
Rescued Horse Updates
Some Adopted Shiloh Horse Updates.......


  Career Curator                     
  Paul Carpino

Standing Out In a Down Job Market
As a follow-up to last month’s column on Networking, this month I’ll share with you tactics and strategies on how to stand out in a down job market. This is, no doubt a challenging job market....


  Lovin Life After 50                

What is it Like to Live in a Retirement Community?
Because I have spent a career working in retirement communities, people often ask me, "What is it really like to live in one of these communities?" I have remained friends with one resident who moved into one of the communities I managed. I will call her Flo. ......


  A Woman's Point of View                  

Cjay Judd
A Week in Review
I've been on the record here as being cynical regarding Hillary Clinton as SoS, however if President-Elect Obama has chosen her to represent his State Department, then I will support his decision......


  Our Diverse Community           

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
You may have read the biblical story of Moses' encounter with the burning bush. One day while wandering in the desert, he hears God calling to him from a burning bush, telling him to free the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. The rest is history.......


  Our Diverse Community            

Young Israel-Aish
A Memorial for the Rabbi & Rivka Holtzberg in the Mumbai Tragedy


Rabbi Yitz Wyne of Young Israel Aish discusses the Mumbai tragedy and the loss of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg of blessed memory. Rabbi Wyne talks about what we can do to better ourselves and the Jewish people from this tragedy.....




  Our Diverse Community                

Sin City Chamber of Commerce
5th Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive  
An Update      
The 5th Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive for Children will be on December 6, 2008 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Exotic Heritage Museum. The event will be free to the public, a new unwrapped child's toy is the admittance.........


  Nevada Cancer Institute
Hotel's Annual Gingerbread Village To Open Thanksgiving Day

Beginning Thanksgiving Day the lobby of Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas will be transformed into a fragrant, gingerbread fantasyland. The Gingerbread Village, which has become a holiday tradition for many Las Vegas Valley families, is free and open to the public. It will be on display through Dec. 26.......



Ms. Poker                                          
  Susie Isaacs

Thanksgiving: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, The Cute, and the Magnificent. Even though it had a very sad, bad, ugly and disappointing twist, I had a grand Thanksgiving! I'll get to the ugly business. I am proud to say that I refuse to let the bad get me down. Life is too short.......


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker              
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  The Key to No-Limit Hold'em

Poker is no different than other money-making endeavors, such as playing the stock market or investing in real estate. There are plenty of hucksters trying to tell you how to become a zillionaire in a few short weeks.........




Barack Obama DVD

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The Monster Circus Rocks Las Vegas

With a One of A Kind Show and Toy Drive



For one night only under the “big top” in the Las Vegas Hilton showroom, the Monster Circus rolls into town on Tuesday, December 9 with a troupe of some of rock music’s greatest players for a one-of-a-kind rock show.  On the same stage where the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, performed, the Monster Circus combines solid musicianship with fire-eaters, sexy dancers and other surprises all to benefit Toys for Tots. 

The all-star line up, performing powerhouse rock anthems of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s features: Bruce Kulick (KISS), John Corabi (Motley Crüe, Ratt), Rudy Sazro (Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio), Tony Montana (Great White), Bobby Rock (Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent Invasion) and special guests Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, and - just added - Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver).

Catch the Monster Circus at the Las Vegas Hilton Showroom on Tuesday, December 9.  Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. In conjunction with Rockstar Energy Drink and the National Guard, admission is free (21 and over, please) and everyone is encouraged to donate an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots organization.


Write A Letter To Our Troops



Sponsored By Roger's Gourmet Coffee And Bonnie's Party In A Box -- along with


Operation Gratitude -- A Wonderful, Non-Profit Org


That Provides Care Packages To Our Soldiers Overseas!!!

Grand Prize -- $2000 To The K-12 School Of Your Choice,
Free Itunes Gift Card, And Free Coffee For A Year!  Also, 2nd And 3rd Prizes!! 
The Prizes Are Great, But The Cause Is Even Greater!!
Contest Ends December 14th!!  Hurry!! Show Them We Care!!

Just Click On The Link Below & Then Click Operation Gratitude Box

On The Left Of The Page!

Thank You For Your Participation And May God Bless You Lavishly This Holiday Season!!!

14th Annual Shoes for Children
The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation
Kicks Off its 7th Annual Fill the Truck Toy Drive at Hennessey’s Tavern



Firefighters and foundation volunteers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys and gift cards on Saturdays and Sundays (December 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at any of the four designated Wal-Mart locations:

8060 West Tropical Parkway, located off of Centennial Parkway and Highway 95

1807 West Craig Road, located at Martin Luther King Drive

5200 South Fort Apache, located at Tropicana Ave

540 Marks St, located at I-95 and Sunset

There will also be firefighters collecting toys on selected dates from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following Wal-Mart locations:

2310 E. Serene Ave, Eastern and Serene (December 6-7)

7200 Arroyo Cross Pkwy, S. Rainbow and I-215 (December 13-14)

6464 N. Decatur Blvd, N. Decatur and I-215 December 20-21)



Fine Art Auction


This art auction that will be held Saturday is a bit different and will be held at the Liberace Museum. Munari Auctions and Houdini’s Magic Shops have been very generous friends of the Foundation and Museum, and Mr. Munari has indicated that Liberace Museum will benefit from this event.

Artworks From: Marc Chagall, Louis Icart, Fred Stone Salvador Dali, Leroy Neiman, Peter Max, Renoir, Red Skelton,Tarkay, Sid Burns, Italian Master Pietro Testa, After Rembrandt, A WWll German Mauser Pistol, and many more unique and exciting items.



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


Mike Washenko

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton



Mendrei Leelin


Jay White

at the Riviera

Mike Young

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
Martin Collins

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
Bob Erickson

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
Amy Wittle

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
Barbara Brighton

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
Alexis Rasul
Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
Rachael Jacobs
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
Michelle Snow

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