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Happy Presidents' Day

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

New Grand Prize Giveaway

Monthly Giveaway theme "LOVE"

Weekly Prize Giveaway


Happy Presidents Day


Presidents Day (or Presidents' Day), is the common name for the federal holiday officially designated as Washington's Birthday, and both variants are among the official names of a number of coinciding state holidays. It is celebrated on the third Monday of February. As the official title of the federal holiday, Washington's Birthday was originally implemented by the federal government of the United States in 1880 in the District of Columbia and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices. As the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen, the holiday was celebrated on Washington's actual birthday, February 22. January 1, 1971 the federal holiday was shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. A draft of the Uniform Holidays Bill of 1968 would have renamed the holiday to Presidents' Day to honor both Washington and Lincoln, but when signed into law on June 28, 1968 simply moved Washington's Birthday. For more info HERE.


Featured Artist

for the Month: February

Sammy Davis Jr.



Featured Announcement:

Freddie Bell passes away

"We (those of us who knew him or knew of him) were lucky to have been in his company, laughing and especially his weekly dinners at the house. You didn't have to have a special invitation... and you never knew who would show up for some of his home cooked Italian dinner... Frank, Sammy, Dean, Nelson, Carme to name a few were always welcomed and often dropped by..." Freddie was one of the "Fun" guys from the first day we met in mid-fifties until his death. "I loved the guy and I'll always miss him," Norm Johnson, long time friend, manager, publicist.

Funeral for Freddie Bell will be at Palm Mortuary located at 7600 Eastern on Sunday February 17th.  Viewing begins at Noon with services following at 2:00pm. See Memorial HERE




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Column of the Week:

All You Need Is Love


  Nevada Government         
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Statement Regarding Healthcare Merger
  Governor Jim Gibbons issued the following statement in response to questions regarding his role in the potential merger between UnitedHealth and Sierra Health Services.... [read more]

  Nevada Government               
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Berkley Votes For Economic Stimulus Package

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today (January 29, 2008) voted in favor of bipartisan legislation that will provide rebate checks for more than one million families in the Silver State as part of a package to stimulate the economy in Nevada and nationwide.... [read more]


  Nevada Government        
  Senator John Ensign
Help Available For Homeowners
“Nevadans have been hit hard by foreclosures,” Ensign said.  “Project Lifeline provides step-by-step instructions to assist homeowners facing an incredibly stressful and frightening situation....... [read more]

  Nevada Government             
  Department of Business and Industry
Gordon Walker Appointed Taxicab Authority Administrator
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]

  Las Vegas Government          

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman

Mayor Oscar Goodman Celebrates with MAMMA MIA!
This week Mayor Goodman celebrates with MAMMA MIA..... [read more]

  Clark County               
  Clark County Parks & Recreation
Camp Lee Canyon
The Camp is nestled among the Ponderosa pines of the Lee Canyon area on 17 acres of land provided through a Special Use Permit with the U.S. Forest Service in the scenic surroundings of Toiyabe National Forest... [read more]

  Presidential Candidates                
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton       
Senator Hillary Clinton on 60 Minutes

Senator Hillary Clinton on 60 Minutes... [see here]        


  Presidential Candidates         
  Barack Obama      
  Senator Barack Obama on 60 Minutes

Senator Barack Obama on 60 Minutes.. [see here]        


  Presidential Candidates       
  John McCain
Economic Stimulus Plan
A lower corporate tax rate is essential to U.S. competitiveness. America was once a low-tax business environment, but as our trade partners lowered their rates, America failed to keep pace, leaving us with the second-highest rate among the world's advanced economies..... [see here]

  Politically Speaking          
  John Daly
Wrong About Mitt? I Wasn’t Even Close
On New Years Eve, I made my four year prediction for the presidential elections. I had done alright for the past five elections. But now I won’t even make the playoffs. I predicted Mitt and Hillary....... [read more]

Politically Speaking Crossover column   
  Frank Marino      
  A Real Eye Opener 

America, it seems, has relaxed it's fearful attitude towards another terrorist attack here at home, but should it?.......... [read more]


  Monthly Horoscope          
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
February '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. 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....[read more]

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  Notes from Norm       
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 02-09-08 - 02-15-08

Siegfried & Roy announced Saturday they will come out of retirement next year to perform at the "Keep Memory Alive" Alzheimer's fundraiser..... [read more]


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails    
  Marleen Marino       
Food Signatures
You are what you eat, so eat well. A stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by today's investigative, nutritional sciences. They have shown that what was once called 'The Doctrine of Signatures' was astoundingly correct...... [see here] 


  Poems, Odes and More   

John Philip Sousa to the Rescue      


I'm Just a Wall Flower

  Vintage Vegas Vignette
  Poems submitted [read more]



Stephen Sorrentino
The Murder of Art
Support art every chance you can get. It is truly the stepchild of the American education system. As we continue to add millions to the yearly salaries of our “ball players”, it increases the strength and the focus on our schools sports programs, leaving art on a large, gray and empty stage..... [read more]


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 02-15-08

The legendary pop icon Cher has confirmed a long-lived rumor that she will headline in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning May 6...... [read more]



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: February 15, 2008
Las Vegas Producer of the Month, Red Butler Global Concierge,  Mega Bubble Show, Toxic Audio, Movies This Week, Wild West Comedy Show, Lou Ruvo Brain Institute, The Future Without Female DNA, and more. [read more]



Pete Allman
CSN - Grammy Awards
The Grammy Awards, was held at the Staples Convention Center in Los Angeles, had mixed reviews as a show. But let’s remember that this 50-year-old awards show covers a wide range of genres.... [read more]



Bea Fogelman 
All You Need Is Love
February is the month to celebrate Valentine’s Day…to have precious moments with those you love and express your feelings with a gift or simply a greeting card. [read more]

March's Producer of the Month              

  The Entertainment Network is proud to announce March's "Producer of the Month" Marleen Marino of VCO... [read more]


Celebrity Chef Connection
California Pizza Kitchen
CPK is a full service restaurant that offers not only hearth-baked pizzas but also creative salads, made-to-order pastas, soups, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts, including favorites like Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya, BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, Singapore Shrimp Rolls and Key Lime Pie....... [read more]



Chick Hughes

  Chick Goes to the "Hawaiian Tropic Zone"
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals... [read more]
Channel 19 - LV1 
 Saturday 1pm

  Pet of the Week                 

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - February 15th  
This week's Pet of the Week.. [read more]


  Feng Shui Tips              

Consy Malasoma
Setting Intention for the New Year
Before I explain what making an intention is about I should mention that the year 2007 was a nine-year and nine years are always considered ending cycles and "taking care of business".... [read more]



Your Latest Feedback!


Ice your Valentine Cupcake with Champagne


[Read the 2007 Feedback]


  The Vegas Eye                
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Golf legend Tiger Woods will welcome rock icons Van Halen to Tiger Jam XI to raise funds for the Tiger Woods Foundation and select Las Vegas-based charities..... [read more]

  Beauty, Style and More    
  Bella Vita           
Valentine Beauty Tips
Now that February is here, we can get ready for Valentine’s Day with these beauty tips.  The month for sweethearts to connect, here are a few great ideas for you and your special some one..... [read more]


Diabetic Life Foundation
Diabetic Testing Supplies
As with anything, there is always a certain amount of risk involved with everything we do in life. Living with diabetes certainly has its risks, so we don't need anyone else adding to it..... [read more]



Chuck Thomas
Super Saturday Training Event
Kangen Water is having a Business Presentation & Kangen Water Demonstration - Guests Free.... [read more]


  Our Diverse Community              

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Kabbalists have long known that our thoughts shape what we perceive as reality every bit as much as reality shapes our thoughts... [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       
  Betting Psychology
  There is a lot of psychology involved in poker betting. Even when the exact amount is bet in a couple of different ways, the impression conveyed can vary quite a bit. In this column, I am not going to discuss mannerisms or demeanor... [read more]

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  In This Corner                   

Pete Allman
Quintana Strips Williams of WBO Title
The HBO After Dark fight card promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions was well received on Sat., Feb. 8, at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif. It certainly turned into a surprising evening of boxing after then-WBO Welterweight Champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams..... [read more]


Hoops with "The Tout"              
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time

U-Mass, even if they win their remaining six games may not make it to March Madness, unless of course they win their conference playoffs for an automatic bid and because of their play lately (or lack there of) will be the last team to be dropped from the "positive ROI 5" team..... [read more]




As Reported in

Not a very glamorous title for Las Vegas:

Nation's Fattest City



Apparently, what happens in Vegas truly does stay in Vegas especially right at the waistline. Sin City was named America's Fattest City, an annual dubious honor Men's Fitness magazine bestows upon the nation's most overweight city. Read entire article HERE



The Women’s Chamber Event - Tuesday February 26th 6pm to 9pm


From 6:00pm to 6:30pm enjoy Networking and drinks in the Stirling Piano Lounge (Bring business cards - Cash Bar.) The Women's Chamber's speaker starts at 6:45pm to 7:30pm. The Keynote Speaker this month is Real Estate guru, futurist and the top public speaker and salesman in Las Vegas Richard Lee.

From 7:30pm to 9pm Enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Charlie Palmer and you may choose to return to the Piano Bar to enjoy even more networking and meeting some of the Stirling Club Members (Cash Bar.)


The Stirling Club, 2827 Paradise Road


Quote from Richard Lee “It’s Good To Be In Las Vegas” Come and listen and watch his full PowerPoint presentation on Las Vegas and how it effects our bottom line with a positive twist.


Seating is limited to the first 120 people, So RSVP NOW

Price: FREE to Members & Guests
RSVP before 2-22-08
Email RSVP’s to [email protected]

Email us your name, guest names, your company and phone number.



CNN, Univision, Texas Democratic Party to Hold

Presidential Debate at LBJ Library in Texas

on Thursday February 21st


CNN, Univision Communications Inc. and the Texas Democratic Party in conjunction with the Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation will host a Democratic presidential primary debate on Thursday, Feb. 21. Both Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama have accepted invitations to the debate. The program will air live from the LBJ Auditorium at the University of Texas in Austin on CNN and on CNN International from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (ET)/7p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (CT) and will air in Spanish on the Univision Network beginning at 11:30 p.m. (ET)/10:30 p.m. (CT).  It will also stream live on and will later be available on demand on both on and It will also re-air on CNN and CNN en Espańol.


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 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

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)

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

Monthly Giveaway

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) 784-4663
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  Bob Chapman

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER  Sheldon Bernstein

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Aaron Otte

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Keith Froehling

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER  Patti Nickles

Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER  Michelle Tenazas

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Zlata Zujic

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Kathie Ambrosio


“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER  Barry Sinkow
Larry G. Jones

at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Ray Borders

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton
WINNER Sandy Jordan 



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