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Black History Month

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes a New Columnist

Super Bowl Predictions

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Grand Prize Giveaway

Vote for Monthly Poem & Feedback

New Monthly Giveaway Theme

Weekly Prize Giveaway







Black History Month was established in 1976 by Afro-Americans for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. The month-long celebration was an expansion of Negro History Week, which was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, director of what was then known as the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History. Woodson selected the week in February that embraced the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The celebration may have had its origins in the separate efforts of Mary Church Terrell, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the African American collegiate fraternity Omega Phi Psi.  With the rise of the Black Power Movement in the 1960s, many in the African American community began to complain about the insufficiency of a week-long celebration. In 1976, the ASNLH, having changed its name to The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, responded to the popular call, citing the 50th annual celebration and America's bicentennial. For more info, click HERE.


Featured Artist

for the Month: February

Sammy Davis Jr.



Featured Announcement:

Celebrating Black History Month on VCO


Las Vegas is of course THE “Entertainment Capital of the World,” and in honor of Black History Month, VCO will be featuring a Who’s Who of Black Entertainment from the last century each day on our “Video of the Day” (located on our homepage) during the entire month of February. Videos to be included are from such GREATS as Chuck Barry, The Platters, Louie Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Billy Eckstein, Jackie Wilson, Fats Domino, The Supremes, Johnny Mathis, James Brown, Ben E. King, Gladys Knight and Dionne Warwick to name just a few. Today our "Video of the Day" is our "Featured Artist of the Month" Sammy Davis Jr. Check back daily for some wonderful moments in musical history.






VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Veterans In Politics

Veterans In Politics' mission is to teach, educate, organize and awaken our veterans and their families to select, support and vote intelligently for a better world and to protect ourselves from our own government(s) in a culture of corruption and to be the political voice for those in other groups that do not have one.  




"The Tout", "The Mouth of Motown"
Casey Smith and "Mystic Mona"
Share their Super Bowl prognostications HERE
The Tout Mouth of Motown Casey Smith Mystic Mona

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Column of the Week:
Clark County Celebrates Black History Month

  Nevada Government          
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Governor Forms Auto Theft And Insurance Fraud Task Force
  Following a tour of the Vehicle Investigations Project for Enforcement and Recovery (VIPER) bait car program, Governor Jim Gibbons today announced the formation of a task force that will address fraud and auto theft in Nevada... [read more]

  Nevada Government         
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Berkley Votes For Economic Stimulus Package

This carefully crafted bipartisan bill will provide tax relief to more than one million families in Nevada.  As a result of this legislation, the average Nevada household will see $800 returned to them through this timely rebate package.... [read more]


  Nevada Government      
  Senator John Ensign
Ensign Offers Amendment to Encourage Investment in the USA
Senator John Ensign offered an amendment today (January 30, 2008) in the Finance Committee that would result in a quick, strategic and long-term boost to the U.S. economy.  Ensign’s repatriation amendment would improve the economic stimulus package by encouraging American companies to return foreign earnings to the United States through a temporary tax break....... [read more]

  Nevada Government           
  Department of Business and Industry
Athletic Commission Expands Steroid and Drug Testing
Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer announced that the Commission has expanded steroid and drug testing for licensed fighters and those applying for licenses....... [read more]

  Clark County         
  Clark County Parks & Recreation
Clark County Celebrates Black History Month
Clark County Celebrates Black History Month with events & more.... [read more]

  Presidential Candidates   
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton       
Senator Clinton Responds to State of the Union

Hillary on the State of the Union Tonight President Bush claimed that the state of our union is strong. And we can all debate that. But what is not up for debate is that for too many American families, the true "state of their lives" is one of economic anxiety and uncertainty... [read more]        


  Presidential Candidates      
  Barack Obama      
  Response to President Bush's State of the Union

Senator Barack Obama responds to President George Bush's State of the Union..... [read more]        


  Presidential Candidates           
  Governor Mitt Romney
Romney on the President's State of the Union Address
"I am especially encouraged by the President's initiative to help states find new solutions for individuals to buy health insurance. I believe the states are our best laboratories to find the best policy innovations to our health insurance crisis.... [read more]

  Politically Speaking               
  John Daly
Putting Religion in America in Context
One of my mentors at Providence College was the late Rev. Tom Coskren. He was a Dominican Roman Catholic priest who taught an Arts Honors class called “Modalities of Religious Consciousness”. One day in that class had a great effect on me...... [read more]

  Politically Speaking                  
  Center for Strategic Analysis
Response to a Reader's E-Mail
“Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” Omar Ahmad, Co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)... [read more]
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  Politically Speaking                   

Veterans In Politics
Judicial Endorsement Interview
Citizens of Southern Nevada we know that when you go to the voting booth to cast your vote for judge you are unsure who the candidates are.  The Veterans In Politics International is giving you an opportunity to see your judicial candidates in our Judicial Endorsement Interview.... [read more]


  Monthly Horoscope            
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
February '08 Horoscope

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. Test: is the issue or experience which will test your focus. Key: is a little gemstone which can help you pass the test if you will use it. Action: Is the outcome of what you do at this time...[read more]


2008 Astrological Outlook


  Notes from Norm       
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 01-26-08 - 02-01-08
Former Miss USA Tara Conner pulled out of a Las Vegas nightclub event Friday after Donald Trump's national organization viewed it as inappropriate... [read more]

  Ask Gennifer with a G          

Gennifer Flowers

  Stay Tuned and Stay Toned
So many women contact me with questions and problems pertaining to Menopause.  I call it "menopause madness."... [read more]


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails      
  Marleen Marino 
A Great Presentation on Israel
The PowerPoint Presentation is a real eye opener!... [see here] 


  The Art Institute of Las Vegas
Poster Design Competition
For high school seniors with an interest in turning their love of art into a career, The Art Institutes is sponsoring a Poster Design Competition, a program which awards tuition scholarships of up to $25,000 to study graphic design at a participating Art Institute location.... [read more & watch video]

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 02-01-08

Comedian Gordie Brown will end his engagement in the 740-seat showroom at The Venetian after Feb. 13.  Brown, whose show consists of comedy, music, parody and impressions, began performing at The Venetian in October 2006...... [read more]



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: February 1, 2008
Obesity Can Be Contagious, Fingerprints and Talent, Rambo, Brad Pitt for Mayor of New Orleans, Children’s Book Recommendation, Scientology Under Attack, Project Chanology, and more.. [read more]



Pete Allman
CSN - Rambo and MORE
The premiere of Lions Gate’s “Rambo” held at Planet Hollywood was an exciting one, with fans screaming for the man who overcame all obstacles—Sylvester Stallone... [read more]

  Check out Peter's Celebrity Interviews              
  Pete Allman Interviews Celebrities on many subjects...


Celebrity Chef Connection
Palazzo Celebrates its opening with Exquisite Cuisine Offered
Launching with a spectacular music, fireworks and light show and culminating with a concert headlined by Diana Ross, The Palazzo Las Vegas—the new $1.9 billion luxury resort from Las Vegas Sands Corporation celebrated its grand opening the weekend of January 17th with a star-studded series of special events...... [read more]



The Valley News Team  
The newest KashiKicks to hit the street are not just a gear shoe, but an artistic rendition of Liberace’s costumes – the footgear has piano keys surrounding the sole borders and up the sides of the sports shoe!... [read more]



Chick Hughes

  Chick Attends  "Sapphires" AVN After Party!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals... [read more]


Bea Fogelman
The Entertainment Network 2007
Celebrating more than 11 years as a Network, 2007 leaped ahead into a new dimension in the entertainment industry with two of the most successful conventions in Las Vegas,... [read more]


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn   
  Entertainment Tidbits - February 2008

Wow! Wow! and more Wow! About the new Hawaiian Tropic Zone in the Miracle Mile Shops at PLANET HOLLYWOOD. Opened by powerhouse restaurateur Dennis Riese and celebrity chef David Burke, the grand opening celebration featured live performances by The Forbidden World of Don Tiki, Little Steven Van Zandt's "The Chesterfield Kings" and the exotic Hawaiian Tropic Zone Dancers...  [read more]



Carol Lane Patterson        
Dam Short Film Festival 2008
The festival is becoming one of Boulder City’s newest centerpieces on their incredible cultural schedule. The DSFF offers only Shorts, a special medium. For any storyteller, communicating their story, whatever it is, in shorter than feature film length, is  challenging—an art in itself... [read more]


  Pet of the Week    

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - February 1st  
This week's Pet of the Week.. [read more]



Your Latest Feedback!


State of the Union               


[Read the 2007 Feedback]

Channel 19 - LV1 
 Saturday 1pm

  The Vegas Eye                          
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Cast members from The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil at The Mirage in Las Vegas will perform live at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles..... [read more]

  Corner 4 Success                   

Amie Jo Greer
A Success Minute - ”Compassion”
In today's world, so many of our fellow humans are in need of compassion as they face, poverty, crime, illness, natural disasters and economic woes.... [read more]



Diabetic Life Foundation
The Dangerous Toll of Diabetes in the United States
Cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease combined account for nearly two out of every three deaths in the United States each year....... [read more]


  Our Diverse Community      

Hispanic community
Larry Mason Inducted Into National Hispanic Basketball Hall of Fame
I would encourage any young Hispanic man or woman who is good at sports to pursue their dreams and talents. If they are lucky, and good enough, they will find their dream just like I did." ....[read more]


  Our Diverse Community               

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
When you share, you draw Light into your soul... [read more]


  Our Diverse Community                 

Las Vegas LaVoce

  More To Las Vegas than Sin City
There has been a lot of excitement over the years in the Silver State. The city of Las Vegas has hosted major conventions, the NBA All-Star game, along with an NBA playoff game, music award shows, world championship boxing matches, and even the jump performed by the late Evil Knievel... [read more]

  Computer Talk        

My Secure PC
Choosing a good password is easy to do but many people take shortcuts thus exposing their logins to hackers. There are a few tricks that you can implement to remember a good password. The importance of the password is something to keep in mind...... [read more]


"Mr. Sunshine"                
  Steve Cofield
  Weekly Highlights
  Listen to Steve as well.... [read more]

The Best of "the Coach's" Poker     
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone       
  Critical When Building a Draw
  In poker, "position" refers to whether you act before or after your opponent. Acting first reveals information, so it is harmful to your chances. However, the degree of harm is far from uniform across the full spectrum of hands.. [read more]

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Hoops with "The Tout"     
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time

The “Pos 5” went a dismal 3-6 ATS and 4-5 SU this past week. The only victories coming from the two tenacious Bulldogs, Butler and Drake, and from U Mass...... [read more]




February 1st is “National Wear Red Day



Maria encourage women to unite in the fight against heart disease and join the Go Red For Women movement. Beginning February 1st – National Wear Red Day – Marie is calling on survivors, family members, friends and heart health professionals to share their story of how heart disease has affected their lives.


Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity starting Feb. 2 and continuing through Feb. 15 as another Red Flag exercise takes place here.    

Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, and is conducted on the vast Nevada Test and Training Range, north of Las Vegas.  Red Flag is one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and Nellis, through the 414th Combat Training Squadron.

Flights involving more than 50 aircraft ranging from the B-52 bombers to the F-22A Raptor will be departing and returning to Nellis over the next few weeks. 

Along with the Air Force, this Red Flag will include multi-service and coalition aircraft including the Navy’s EA-6B Prowler, Saudi Arabia’s F-15S’s and U.S. Air Force F-15E’s from RAF Lakenheath, England. These aircraft will be flying missions during the day and night to the 15,000 square-mile Nellis range where they will simulate an air and ground war.

For a list of participating aircraft, visit For more information about Red Flag, call the Nellis Public Affairs office at 404-2719.




Come One Come All - We Are Having a Ball!


HOT Pink Mamas.. Red HOT Papas..


Combined Networking Event

"PITTER-PATTER" on over to our next BIG Networking Event. You are going to "LOVE" making profitable contacts in our FUN Speed Networking Game.  Your "HEART" will skip a beat when you see why we are the best resource for connecting, networking, and promoting women (and men) in their business. Bring tons business card/flyers to stuff in our HOT Pink goodie bags.

Tues Feb 5th 2008 Time: 6:00 p.m.

Silverstone Golf Club 8600 Cupp Drive
There will be free food, prizes, and cash bar.
Members are free and Non-Members are $10
RSVP or questions Michele Boehme
326-8919 or [email protected]

Grand Giveaway


Grand Prize Winner's Announced Next Week


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!


Two tickets 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 4 day/3 night stay at one of 28 destinations including... Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco, Anaheim or Oceanside, California to name a few.

A $1,011 value.

"Dinner for 2" at Benihana 
  "Dinner for 2" at TJ's Steakhouse    
  at the Las Vegas Hilton  

Monthly Giveaway



Vote for your Favorite Poem & Feedback HERE

The "Best Feedback and Best Poem" each month
 will win one of the 2 prizes listed below
$100 Gift Certificate from the $100 Gift Certificate from
 Bella Vita Studio   Jazzee's Boutique
2827 Paradise Road
(702) 732-9700
February Theme - LOVE

Keep submitting your Feedback and Poems, then at the end of the month, YOU, the VCO readers can vote for your favorites.

(One vote per reader, to be announced 2nd week of following month) 

 Keep in mind VCO's website Guidelines


Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
WINNER  A. Metzger 

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER  Al Fiorini

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER  Adam Kintigh  

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Bob Berendt

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Bobbye Sansing   

Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER  Amy Heart

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER  Bob Kusumoto

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Cindy DiLeo 


Tim Gabrielson
at the House of Blues
WINNER Geralyn Hopson

Larry G. Jones

at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Aydin Gozleveli

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton
WINNER Alfred Ramirez 

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