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This Week's Flyer Contains:

80th Academy Awards

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes New Columnists

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Grand Prize Giveaway

Monthly Giveaway theme "LOVE"

Weekly Prize Giveaway



Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®. The official name of the Oscar statuette is the Academy Award of Merit. Made of gold-plated britannium on a black metal base, it is 13.5 in (34 cm) tall, weighs 8.5 lb (3.85 kg) and depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes. The five spokes each represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers and Technicians. To see nominees click  HERE.


Featured Artist

for the Month: February

Sammy Davis Jr.



Featured Announcement:

Celebrate Nevada Reading Week

February 25-29, 2008

  Ray Willis host of "Inside Education"  

"School Superintendent Walt Rulffes discussed how Clark County citizens can and do support Nevada Reading Week, by volunteering to read at local schools. In fact, Dr. Rulffes with his companion puppet in tow, read at schools throughout the district during Nevada Reading Week to appropriately lead by example.” Ray Willis host of "Inside Education" airs weekly: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 10 - Wednesdays at 12:30 a.m. on Channel 10 - Fridays at 4:30 p.m. on Cox Cable Channel 111 - Sundays at 6 a.m. on Channel 10




VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Defending Freedom

Nevada Benefits Foundation has offered a way for all of us to show our appreciation and gratitude to our troops. By joining forces with our Foundation you can make a statement of support to the brave, selfless and courageous men and women that defend our freedom every day!  We invite everyone to to learn more about how you can "band together" to know that you have made a positive change in the lives of our military and their family.






VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Metro - Department Crime Prevention


The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is committed to crime prevention and provides a Crime Prevention Specialist in each Area Command for this purpose.  some of the services they can provide include Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch, Crime Prevention Presentations on a variety of topics for both neighborhoods and businesses, Home and Business Security Surveys using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design strategies, and Neighborhood and Business Safety Meetings.  


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Column of the Week:
More Lunch Talk with Alexander

  Las Vegas Government          

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman

Martin L. King Boulevard Road Widening Project Starts Soon
A major road improvement project is coming to Martin L. King Boulevard extending from approximately Discovery Drive to Carey Avenue. The project to widen 2.5 miles of Martin L. King Boulevard is starting the week of March 3 and will take nearly two years to complete...... [read more]

  Clark County                       
  Clark County Parks & Recreation
Indoor & Neighborhood Pools, Water Parks Plus Events....
Clark County Parks and Recreation is recruiting individuals 15 1/2 years and older. Training is at a reduced rate ($25 for Lifeguard or $40 for WSI certification) for those who sign an employment contract. Positions available from $7.50 hr. - $14 hr. depending on experience and certifications.... [read more]

  Presidential Candidates           
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton       
The Humorous Side of our Presidential Candidates

See the Humorous Side of Senator Hillary Clinton... [see here]        


  Presidential Candidates      
  Barack Obama      
  The Humorous Side of our Presidential Candidates

See the Humorous Side of Senator Barack.. [see here]        


  Presidential Candidates         
  John McCain
The Humorous Side of our Presidential Candidates
See the Humorous Side of our Senator John McCain..... [see here]

  Politically Speaking                 
  John Daly
More Lunch Talk with Alexander
First, read non-fiction books. I listen to books on tape in the car. Force yourself to read a book for at least a half-hour a day. A word of warning: avoid the cable-yakkers’ books. Find experts to read. Second, seek and listen to smart people. I’m a smarter and a more interesting person because of my lunch with John Alexander........ [read more]

  Politically Speaking                   

Veterans In Politics
A Weekly Radio Show
"Veterans In Politics" is a weekly radio show produced by the Veterans In Politics International. Mr. Sanson was the host of "Face the Tribune" that ended on September 29, 2007... [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]



  Notes from Norm      
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 02-16-08 - 02-22-08
Another Las Vegas connection is anticipated when the new season's celebrity lineup for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" is unveiled tonight. Some local support personnel have been hired for rehearsals and there's buzz that Rio headliner Penn Jillette and Gennifer Flowers have been on the show producers' list..... [read more]

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails     
  Marleen Marino       
Alaska Ice Festival
Photos taken and shared from the incredible ice sculptures submitted at the Fairbanks Ice Festival, Fairbanks, Alaska!..... [see here] 


  Poems, Odes and More   
  Marleen Marino, A Kiss, Al Pacino    

The Billary Show                               

  Poems submitted [read more]


  The Art Institute of Las Vegas
Internship Fair
Looking for your new Star?.... [read more]

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 02-22-08

The Fremont Street Experience will feature free live concerts and NASCAR merchandise booths during the two-day annual Race Jam week end, Feb. 29 and March 1.  The performance schedule on the 3rd Street Stage... [read more]



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: February 22, 2008
Gordon Ramsey, Shipibo-Conibo Shamanism, Movie This Week, and more. [read more]



Kid Cary
Ciao Freddie
Thankfully recognition is not the only reason for our existence.  The quality of friends says a lot about Freddie.  He had many great friends, and last Sunday night they put on a celebration.  If the sum of his life could be expressed in the quality of friends, he had a great life.... [read more]



Pete Allman
CSN - Freddie Bell - A Celebration of Life
Freddie Bell was a gentleman, a kind person and a guy that would make you forget about your troubles. Even The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin loved Freddie...

  CSN - Mamma Mia & MORE

After 2,500 performances, “Mama Mia,” the musical based on the songs of Abba, celebrates its fifth year running at the Mandalay Bay Theater on the Las Vegas Blvd. Strip....

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


Debbie Hall  
Mamma Mia
The plot of Mamma Mia is both contemporary and traditional.  In a small Greek island, 20-year-old Sophie is engaged to be married in three months and discovers through reading her mother’s diary that her mother slept with three men during the time of her conception..... [read more]

Visit VCO's
For Daily


Celebrity Chef Connection
Hawaiian Tropic Zone
The restaurant's mission is to revolutionize dining by introducing the concept of Table Concierges, beautiful, friendly women who tend to the dining needs and enjoyment of patrons by facilitating introductions among groups and competing in a nightly interactive beauty pageant voted on by patrons...... [read more]



Chick Hughes

  Chick Chick's This Week
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals... [read more]


Steve Dacri

  The Bill & Hillary Show & MORE
  We were in the front row, so we had a great opportunity to not only watch them and observe the way they all interacted with each other, like any close-knit family would, but we got to speak with them, and most important, I now have another great playing card autograph for my collection... [read more]

  Pet of the Week                       

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - February 22nd  
This week's Pet of the Week.. [read more]

Channel 19 - LV1 
 Saturday 1pm


Your Latest Feedback!


My 2 Cents Plain


Mukasey & My Mom


[Read the 2007 Feedback]


  The Vegas Eye                        
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
G.E.T. Enterprises invites you to "Go Green" with a new environmentally-friendly re-usable food container. Made of sturdy polypropylene, Eco-Clamshell stacks without cave-ins, closes without springing open and carries food without generating non-biodegradable waste...... [read more]

  I-AM Youth Program                
  Laurence T  
  Benefit for the I-AM Sisterhood Program
There are many of you who have expressed a desire to help Local Youth. This is the event you have been waiting for.... [read more]

  Inside Education

Ray Willis
Celebrate Nevada Reading Week
This year’s theme is “Ride the Reading Train.”  On my TV show recently, School Superintendent Walt Rulffes discussed how Clark County citizens can and do support Nevada Reading Week, by volunteering to read at local schools..... [read more]


  The Upper Crust           

Clair Zeto
An Evening with Tony Curtis
Join Tony Curtis in a private screening of "Some Like it Hot".... [read more]

Learn more: Simply Audiobooks Download Club

  Women's Chamber of Commerce    

June Beland
So You Want To Start A Business?
Starting and managing a business takes motivation and talent. It also takes research and planning.... [read more]


  Our Diverse Community           

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
There is a peak experience of life we are all seeking, a state of flow where all things just make sense and feel right.... [read more]


  Computer Talk        

My Secure PC
Email Address Harvest
Certain types of web sites are more vulnerable to email spam than others. They include newsgroups, chat rooms, message boards, and online directories for web pages, instant message users, domain names, resumes, and dating services...... [read more]



Smith Plastic Surgery Institute
Getting Your Body Back Plastic Surgery Options for Moms
Pregnancy is hard on women’s bodies and causes many changes.  Many changes are reversible (i.e. weight gain, swelling), though many simply are not.  Many women notice breast sagging, stretch marks across the lower abdomen, and a bulging of the abdominal muscles which fails to improve with vigorous exercise.  For these things, cosmetic surgery offers hope!..... [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
  No-Limit Hold'em River Betting
  Proper betting on the river is somewhat of an art form..... [read more]


Hoops with "The Tout"        
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time

Through press time last night, the "Positive ROI Five" (Butler, Drake, New Mexico, Davidson and Louisville) went 9-1 SU and 7-3 ATS..... [read more]




Giving Back to the Community




"United Nissan have a brand new state of the art dealership that has a meeting room that seats 60 people comfortable. It is also connected to a small dining area. The meeting facility is A/V ready; we’re donating our facility on a first come first serve basis to business, or not for profit organizations to use as a meeting room. The available hours are Monday-Friday 5-10:00 PM. For more information contact: Larry Tyler at [email protected] or 207-8070. United  Nissan, Hyundai, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Mitsubishi, Suzuki - 3025 E. Sahara Ave.






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  Maria Maskall

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton
WINNER  Dena Litmanowicz

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Rhonda Radi

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Brian Kaplan

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER  Adrienne Logan

Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER  Yvette Williams

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Jessica Poole

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Shawn Allen


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

at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Doris Cruz

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 

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