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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Celebrating Leap Year

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes New Columnist

New Weekly Giveaways

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Grand Prize Giveaway

Vote for Monthly Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway



A leap year (or intercalary year) is a year containing one or more extra days (or, in case of lunisolar calendars, an extra month) in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. For example, February would have 29 days in a leap year instead of the usual 28. Seasons and astronomical events do not repeat at an exact number of full days, so a calendar which had the same number of days in each year would over time drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track. By occasionally inserting (or intercalating) an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year which is not a leap year is called a common year. In the old Julian Calendar, there was only one rule: Every year divisible by 4 is a leap year. This calendar was used before the Gregorian calendar was adopted. To learn more click HERE.


Featured Artist

for the Month: March

Bette Midler


Featured Announcement:

 Paying it Forward VCO style

  VCO is proud and thrilled to report that the author and winner of our first monthly poetry contest, Mrs. Sy Baron, would like to "Pay It Forward."

We will have more regarding this next week, so stay tuned.

Thank you so much Las Vegas!  We are so pleased that the community has engaged on the VCO website and encourage you all to continue sharing your poems and feedback with our community.

  Sincerely, Marleen Marino - Publisher  



VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Polly Peluso 

Polly Peluso, first Director of Playboy Models, appointed an executive with Playboy Enterprises and Director of Cosmopolitan Model and Talent Agency.  Ms. Peluso judged one thousand beauty contests all over the world while scouting for Playboy and Cosmopolitan Agency and was a guest on 25 talk shows. Polly appeared in over 25 movies, TV and commercials.  She has been a syndicated columnist since 1970. Her movie is in the works of her life judging those many contests – “I just hope I can live long enough to see it as I am 82 years old.”






VCO Announces Our Newest Giveaway

Defending the Caveman
  Defending the Caveman is a worldwide, rock-solid tour-de-force.  This blockbuster has won the hearts of millions in more than 30 countries and has been translated into 15 languages. This is a hilariously insightful show about the ongoing misunderstandings between men and women that have both sexes roaring with laughter and recognition. With hysterical looks into contemporary feminism, masculine sensitivity and the erogenous zone, Defending the Caveman mines the common themes in relationships that go straight to the funny bone.  




VCO Announces Our Newest Giveaway

Mega Bubble Show
  Based on scientific knowledge and artistic skill, Fan has created an entire line of toys. Unlike any other bubble toys on the market, all of Fan's toys employ a special bubble solution- "the secret formula" - allows one to create the most stunning bubble elements such as bubbles inside a bubble, bouncing bubble, floating bubble, mega bubble, millions of tiny bubbles and many other cool bubble tricks. Fan's toys are carried by retailers in 40 countries including Target, Walmart, Toys R Us and FAO Schwartz.  

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Column of the Week:
Back To Basics

  Nevada Government       
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
New Members Of Nevada Auto Theft & Insurance Fraud Task Force
  The Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force will be charged with identifying the scope of the Nevada insurance fraud and vehicle theft problem and its affect on Nevada consumers as well as review potential solutions...

  Nevada Government         
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Wrap-up

Incentives included in the package will help promote the development and use of more solar and geothermal energy in the Silver State.  The legislation increases federal incentives to clean energy producers by repealing billions in subsidies to oil and gas companies...


  Nevada Government        
  Senator John Ensign
We Are Making Progress In Iraq
“I recently traveled to Iraq and was briefed by General Petraeus, other commanders on the ground and Iraqi security officials.  Petraeus and his troops are doing a remarkable job in bringing security to Iraq.......

  Clark County                      
  Clark County Parks & Recreation
Teen Leaders
Contact numbers for Teen Programs....

  Presidential Candidates       
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton       
The Issues

Senator Hillary Clinton on the issues..


  Presidential Candidates   
  Barack Obama      
  The Issues

Senator Barack Obama on the issues..


  Presidential Candidates          
  John McCain
The Issues
Senator John McCain o the Issues....

  Politically Speaking                     
  John Daly
Of Irrational Despair, Nike the Pup, Benders, and Oil
Allen Greenspan once coined the phrase “irrational exuberance” about the 1990s stock market rise. The opposite can be said about the current stock market and the economy. I call it irrational despair........

  Politically Speaking                  
  Center for Strategic Analysis
New Homeland Security and Terrorism Seminar
The one day seminar will be conducted by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) counter-terrorism experts, specialists from academia, and individuals with a unique understanding of the “Terrorist mindset” and why they hate us....

  Politically Speaking                

Veterans In Politics
Judicial Endorsement & More
If you were not able to make this event, but would like to watch the interviews, please click on the link below or above view archived video and audio files...


  Monthly Horoscope        
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
March '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 02-23-08 - 02-29-08

Gennifer Flowers tells me she is putting the tapes of her recorded conversations with Bill Clinton during their 12-year affair on the auction block...


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Despite reports to the contrary pop-princess Ashley Simpson and long-time boyfriend, Pete Wentz did not get engaged while they were here in Vegas last weekend...


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails     
  Marleen Marino
Seniors Protest
Funny photos of Seniors...


  Poems, Odes and More   
  Pay It Forward                     

Promoting VCO             


Leap This                    

  Poems submitted



Audrey Roberts 
Moore For Homeless Teens
Meet Melanie Moore, sensational mixed media CHICAGO artist, now takes up residency in Las Vegas!..


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 02-29-08

Due to the success of Wayne Brady's show at The Venetian, Making It Up has been extended for another year through July 2009....



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: February 29, 2008
X Conference.  Has the government imposed a 60-year truth embargo regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race and the planet Earth? Stephen Bassett - Executive Producer/Co-Host/ Panel Moderator of The X Conference thinks so.....



Pete Allman
CSN - Bette Midler and Reyes Recipes
The star of Broadway, film and television, the Divine Miss. M, otherwise characterized as Ms. Las Vegas, in “The Showgirl Must Go On,” sold the crowd on her song styles and her beautiful bevy of showgirls on opening night at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace.....



Polly Peluso                
Polly's People, Parties, Films and more
Well, our Las Vegas nomads (writers/speakers) Victoria and John Alexander are back home again - this time from Rwanda. Next month these two popular writers are off to China. I sure do miss getting to travel all over the world as I once was doing...

Visit VCO's
For Daily


Xania Woodman               
The Sky Is Falling
The roof, the roof, the roof is on...a line-backer! Right around 1:15 a.m., late Monday night, February 25, a portion of the ceiling at CatHouse cracked during a Nightclub & Bar Show party celebrating Ty Ku aphrodisiac liqueur...



Celebrity Chef Connection
Guest Columnist - Les Kincaid
With Saint Patrick’s Day and other holidays coming up and the weather being so nice that you want to invite people over, how do you know how much food to prepare?.....



Chick Hughes

  Chick Chick's This Week
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....

  Pet of the Week                 

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - February 29th  
This week's Pet of the Week.....

Channel 19 - LV1 
 Saturday 1pm


Your Latest Feedback!


Leap Day


On the Boardwalk of Atlantic City

  Say it isn’t so

[Read the 2007 Feedback]


  The Vegas Eye                      
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Guy Wilson the most recent manager to leave adult club Spearmint Rhino was spotted at The Hard Rock Hotel's Cafe, Mr. Lucky's with Hard Rock exec. Cory McCormick.  What possibly could they be discussing?......

  Real Estate Cornerstone         

Linda Rheinberger
Back To Basics
As financial markets failed due to high-risk scenarios being played out by consumers who were allowed by government-sponsored entities such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and most recently Sallie Mae (purchasers of student loans), we have experienced a severe meltdown in our marketplace....


  Networking…Las Vegas Style

Sherial Bratcher
Special Benefit Mixer
Reception and Silent Auction to benefit Center for Homeless and Neglected Young Adults...


  Our Diverse Community     

Nevada Holistic Chamber of Commerce
Calling All Women
I have been inspired to write a book (already half way done) and facilitate a workshop that celebrates women’s bodies....


  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...


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

  Computer Talk

My Secure PC
Email Address Harvest Part 2
Chat rooms are notorious for email spam. AOL chat rooms are the most popular of those - according to reports there's a utility that can get the screen names of participants in AOL chat rooms......


"Mr. Sunshine"    
  Steve Cofield
  Weekly Highlights
  Listen to Steve as well....

  In This Corner

Pete Allman
Pavlik, The New Breed of Boxer, Defeats Taylor
It was not just another glorious night of boxing at the MGM Grand Gardens. Kelly Pavlik (33-0-0-29 KOs) proved to be the victor against Jermaine Taylor (27-2-1-17 KOs) in front of a sold-out crowd of energetic boxing fans....


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker           
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  The Best of Both Worlds
  Poker players of the 21st century are lucky people, because they have an option that we old-timers could only dream of less than a decade ago: playing either live or online poker. Each has its advantages....


Hoops with "The Tout"        
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time

Louisville's two wins this past week made them victors in 9 of their last 11 games. They are all so 4-0 since I chose them to replace UMass two weeks ago. In their last 10 games, the Cardinals are 7-2 SU and 8-2 ATS...




Wheelchair Basketball Championships

  The public is invited to watch the Division II Wheelchair Basketball Tournament March 1st and 2nd. Admission is free. The tournament will be held at the Doolittle Community Center, located at 1950 N. J Street.

The games begin at 8:30 am each day, with 11 teams of adults from across North America scheduled to play. Seven of the top 11 Division II NWBA teams will compete both days. Games will be played continuously on Saturday, with the last game beginning at 7 pm. On Sunday, the final game will begin at 11:30 am. Both gymnasiums at the center will hold simultaneous games.

The March 1 schedule will begin with the following match-ups:

8:30 am - Rancho Renegades of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. vs. Alberta Northern Lights of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.; LA Clippers Chairmen of Los Angeles vs. RHI Indiana Pacers of Indianapolis.

10 am - Golden State Road Warriors of Sacramento, Calif. vs. Charlotte Bobcats of North Carolina; LA Fast Breakin' Lakers of Los Angeles vs. Grand Rapids Pacers of Michigan.

11:30 am - Utah Wheelin' Jazz of Salt Lake City vs. Magee 76ers of Philadelphia, Pa.; Albuquerque Kings of New Mexico vs. RHI Indiana Pacers.

For more information call (702) 229-6374.


Congrats go out to Norm Johnson


In Norm Johnson’s column this past week he states, "I dabble in sculptures now and then… and has been asked to be a "Featured Artist" in the 11th Annual ArtFest of Henderson on Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11.  The ArtFest is one of the most sought after venues in the west, and to be asked to participate with my sculptures is quite an honor”.

Well this “dabbling” artist is INCREDIBLE, and is well deserving of this honor. If you haven’t have the pleasure of seeing Norm’s wonderful sculptures you’ve really missed something. Below are a couple of my favorites, you can see all of Norm’s work at

Norm adds “I will probably have about nine pieces on display (and for sale).” The 11th Annual ArtFest of Henderson will be held at the new Water Street District from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. More on this next week, and the week after that and so on... Del Sol High School, 3100 E. Patrick Lane.    

Kudos Norm!









Normally, you would find The Adventurers playing in the dirt, jumping from the sky or swimming in the water but we decided to set up the coolest cocktail party and invite you to join us so check out the below info. and join The Adventurers, for their first ever, "COCKTAIL PARTY!!!"

Date: Sat. Mar. 1st - Time: 7:30 PM Location: Eye Candy, Sound Lounge Barinside the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino. FREE Entry

**EXTRA, EXTRA SPECIAL JUST FOR YOU!!!**When you register to attend, you will automatically be invited to the screening of a FREE PREMIER MOVIE with The Adventurers. The opportunities for fun and thrills just keep coming when you are part of The Adventurers!!!

**NOTE** This is a "Welcome Event". That means, everyone is "Welcome" to join us so tell your friends, family, co-workers and anyone else that would like to join us for a good time.

**NOTE** Please do not show up unannounced. We need to give Eye Candy a head count so they can prepare and accommodate for the size of our group plus, you will not receive the FREE Movie Premier ticket. Also, if you sign up and do not attend, you will lose your FREE Premier Movie ticket as well. Once you arrive, just go the hostess stand and ask where The Adventurers are and they will point you were to go. Dress to Impress and prepare yourself for an incredible night of sight, sound, cocktails, and laughs. The deadline to sign up is Fri. (Leap Year) the 29th so hurry! Go to and sign up today so you can... "BE PART OF THE EXCITEMENT!!!"



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



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) 784-4663
February Theme was - 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  Dillibabu Babu  

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton
WINNER  Lorraine DiFelice

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Betty Quinata 

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Aydin Gozleveli

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER  Richard Jacoba

Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER  Erik Weir

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Lydia Smith

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Bobbye Sansing


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

at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Barbara Brighton

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Janice Cofield 
Gazillion Bubble Show
 at the Steve Wyrick Theatre
WINNER Michelle Snow 
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