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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Preparing For the Nevada Caucus

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes our New Columnists

"The Tout" follows NFL's 2nd Season

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

New Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway


Preparing for the






A Presidential Caucus is not just going in and casting a ballot for whomever, it means you are concerned, not only about a particular candidate, but the issues and party-building. You try to convey to your neighbor why you have decided your candidate is right for our country.  Caucuses begin with supporters of candidates clustered in corners/rooms in schools, libraries, courthouses or kitchens and living rooms. There is also space  designated for voters that are uncommitted. What’s most important is that you go to a caucus and speak your mind, relate your ideas about your candidate, and learn more why others support someone else.  To learn HERE.


Featured Artist

for the Month: January

Robert Goulet



Featured Announcement:

VCO Newest Giveaway... or as a reader requests "Quid Pro Quo"


VCO has been receiving some wonderful Feedback and Poetry from our readers. This week we received a poem entitled "Quid Pro Quo", a line from the poem requested VCO award a prize to the best of the readers submissions... so, here we go... "Coughing up" TWO NEW GREAT Prize giveaways. The "Best Feedback and Best Poem" each month (as chosen by our readers) will win one of the 2 prizes listed below..

$100 Gift Certificate from the

Bella Vita Studio 

$100 Gift Certificate from

Jazzee's Boutique

2827 Paradise Road
(702) 732-9700
This Month's theme...
Presidential Primaries and Caucuses

So 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



VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Bella Vita  Studio


Las Vegas' finest luxury salon at the exclusive Stirling Club, located inside Turnberry Place have joined VCO as a contributing columnist.  Bella Vita Studios owner and founder, Pamela Obeso, is known for her A-list clientele will share beauty tips and more. Her outstanding reputation in the industry has allowed her to work with the crème de la crème, including world famous Jose Eber, Las Vegas renowned beauty expert Michael Boychuck and Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival.  Bella Vita Studios offers full hair services- including extensions, make up application, skin and nail services.  Bella Vita also offers Obaji Medical Skin treatments and products as well as Botox injections.  [more coming soon]



VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


State of Nevada Division of Insurance


The Division of Insurance, a division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry will be submitting columns periodically [learn more]


"The Tout" will follow the  NFL 2nd Season







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Column of the Week:
    Vegas, The Polyester Years…

  Nevada Government          
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Governor Announces Approval of Federal Assistance
  Governor Jim Gibbons announced today that the President approved his request for a major disaster declaration for Lyon County.. [read more]

  Nevada Government              
  Nevada Division of Insurance
Insurance Commissioner Announces Agreement
Anthem has agreed to pay an administrative assessment of $1 million to the state of Nevada for certain record keeping, claims processing and notice deficiencies, which occurred during Anthem’s recent claims system transition..... [read more]

  Las Vegas Government    

Department of Planning & Development

City Zoning Regulations Revised For Manufactured Homes
In keeping with revised state law, city zoning regulations now treat manufactured homes the same as other single-family detached dwellings as a permitted use in a Mobile/Manufactured Homes (R-MH) zoning district..... [read more]

  Las Vegas Government   

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman

City’s New Traffic Signal Shop Officially Opens Oct. 22
Las Vegas officials will celebrate the opening of the Public Works Department’s Traffic Signal Shop with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22. The new $2.7 million facility is located at 2824 E. Charleston Blvd... [read more]

  Clark County                 
  Clark County Parks & Recreation
Visual Arts
Clark County offers many visual arts venues for Las vegans.... [read more]

  Presidential Candidates         
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton       
Foreclosure Crisis In  Nevada And Around The Country

Yesterday (January 10, 2008), in Las Vegas, Hillary Clinton met with local residents and outlined her plan to tackle the housing foreclosure crisis. Nevada faces one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country  [read more]        

  Shelley Berkley Endorsees Hillary Clinton
  The Clinton campaign announced the endorsement of Congressional Representative Shelley Berkley.  Hillary Clinton will lend her experience, knowledge, and influence to.......  [read more]   
Channel 19 - LV1 
 Saturday 1pm

  Politically Speaking       
  John Daly
Long Tail Politics
At the end of my recent post on the presidential predictions, I mentioned that a Hillary Clinton presidency will change the landscape of politics.... [read more]
Visit VCO's
For Daily

  Politically Speaking     
  Center for Strategic Analysis
Friend or Foe?- Nuclear Atoms for Peace
11/08/07 Having planned to take out Pakistan's atomic brain in Kahuta, with India's help, Israel made a dangerous mistake when the plans were aborted and Pakistan successfully flexed its nuclear muscle in the Baluchistan hills of Chagaii, in 1998.... [read more]

  Politically Speaking
  Johnathan L. Abbinett
“Vets Best Pick: John & Elizabeth Edwards”
As my regular readers know, I spend the vast majority of my time working as a Veteran’s Advocate and Activist monitoring Intelligence and Strategic Military policy and how we need to care for our Wounded Warriors (and our Military Families) when they come home .... [read more]

Politically Speaking Crossover column   
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone                
  Changing the Political Landscape
  Hello to all my Nevada friends. I am writing you from Michigan, a state that is being punished by the Democratic National Committee for having the audacity to break party rules by scheduling its polling for January 15...... [read more]

  Monthly Horoscope      
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
January '08 Horoscope
  When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything that you begin will not reach fulfillment. Here are the daylight hours this month when the moon is void of course: Jan. 1 after 4:33 pm; Jan. 3 after 4:30 pm;...  [read more]

  Notes from Norm       
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 1-05-07 - 01-11-08
Barry Manilow has a contract extension through 2009 at the Las Vegas Hilton, but 32 shows this year are being canceled. Hilton spokesman Ira David Sternberg said Manilow, 64, is "reformatting" his schedule.... [read more]

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails  
  Marleen Marino 
Worlds Biggest, Largest and Longest
See some of the Biggest, Longest and Largest Hotels, buildings, swimming pools and more, including Vegas' own MGM Grand Hotel... [read more] 


  Poems, Odes and More
  Quid Pro Quo
  Knock Knock, Who's There...Hillary
  Poems submitted [read more]


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 01-11-08

MAMMA MIA!, the global smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is extending a record-breaking run at the Mandalay Bay Theatre through 2008.  Due to popular demand MAMMA MIA!, which was previously scheduled to end in August after more than 2,300 performances,...... [read more]



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: January 11, 2008
Back from Morocco, We Get Married by Iman Ahmed bin Rahim, Las Vegas Film Critics Winners, Yost Studios Salon & Spa, Slum Tourism, Fortune-telling Leg Stolen, Movies This Week, and more….. [read more]



Pete Allman
CSN 40/40 Club and MORE
I took a stroll over to the Palazzo Resort where the new 40/40 Club is located. So now you’re thinking: “Another nightclub? Is that what we need in Las Vegas?!” Well, it’s not just another nightclub... [read more]



Celebrity Chef Connection
Café Rio
In 1977, inspired by the cuisine of northern Mexico, Texas and New Mexico, Chef Steve Stanley and his wife Patricia opened the first Café Rio Mexican Grill in St. George, Utah.... [read more]

  1st Annual Emerald Dream Ball - BONUS
  On New Year’s Eve, Fashion Designer Lana Fuchs and the Emerald Dream Team hosted an unforgettable evening, filled with music, entertainment, celebrities, and fine cuisine at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.. [read more]


Kid Cary
Vegas, The Polyester Years……
To use an old surfer axiom, Las Vegas in the 1970’s was riding a glorious, beautiful wave that never seems to come again.  Las Vegas was on a wild ride, and even today, with a little imagination you can see the high water mark on the Strip... [read more]



Chick Hughes

  Sapphires Fifth Anniversary Party
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals... [read more]


Liberace Foundation
The Replica Piano Watch
Liberace's original watch was made of 18 carat yellow gold and contains 247 diamonds. Our beautiful replica is made with Austrian crystals with 18 carat gold overlay on the band...... [read more]



Vudu Spellz          
DJ GC the "Golden Child"
Everyone knows the DJ is one of the most instrumental pieces to hip hop's puzzle. You have mix DJ's, scratch DJ's, club DJ's , radio DJ's , Trick DJ's and DJ's that can spin it all from Hip Hop to Reggaeton and Salsa... [read more]



Bob Rind
News, Peeves, And Information
Over the years I always thought I had a great sense of humor and I've been writing comedy for years and only performing with friends. A couple of weeks ago my friend Johnny Jay was roasted on his 67 birthday.... [read more]


  Pet of the Week                     

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - January 11th  
This week's Pet of the Week.. [read more]



Your Latest Feedback!

  No Crying in Baseball or Politics
  Didn't Even See it Coming

[Read the 2007 Feedback here]


  The Vegas Eye              
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
While thousands are in town for football, some have good ol’ fashion rock ‘n’ roll on their minds. This Big Game weekend, The Palms will be chock full with festivities, including a headlining concert with our friend and reader Sammy Hagar.... [read more]

  Opportunity Village     

Opportunity Village
The 3rd Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament
The Third Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament will take place at Caesars Palace on Saturday, February 16 with a VIP Reception at PURE Nightclub.Initial celebrities scheduled to participate include Ronn Lucas, Frankie and Joey Scinta of The Scintas, Thunder from Down Under, Poker Pro Oklahoma Johnny Hale and more..... [read more]


  Our Diverse Community       

Hispanic community
K-16 Education In Southern Nevada: A Climate For Change
On October 10, 2007, I was one of many educators in attendance at the Orleans Hotel to hear the State of the Systems addresses by Chancellor Jim Rogers, Nevada System of Higher Education, and Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Walt Rulffes, Clark County School District.....[read more]


  Our Diverse Community     

Nevada Holistic Chamber of Commerce
Spread the Word!
As you are planning this next year and your upcoming events, I invite you to consider booking at the NV Holistic Chamber of Commerce.... [read more]





Smith Plastic Surgery Institute
Patient Choices in Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most common procedures performed by our practice.  Hundreds of women come into the office each year with the same request, “I’d like to be bigger.”..... [read more]


  Computer Talk    

My Secure PC
Mail Theft Prevention Tips
Take outgoing mail directly to the post office. Raised red flags on mailboxes are advertisements to mail thieves...... [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    
  Coping With No-Limit Hold'em Bullies
  To defeat this type of player, you need to understand his game plan. A large part of that plan is to use the math of the game in his favor. It is harder to get a good hold'em hand than a hand-holder on a hot streak... [read more]

Hoops with "The Tout"     
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time

The "Positive ROI 5" went 4-3-1 SU and 4-4 ATS this past week Led by the 14th ranked Butler Bulldogs (15-1), the Drake Bulldogs (no relation) the New Mexico Lobos, the Minuteman of Massachusetts and ..... [read more]

Don't Forget



VCO’s own Rich Little “The Dean of Impersonators”

 Returns to the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino


Rich Little “The Dean of Impersonators” and master of more than 200 voices returns to the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Jan. 10, 2008, continuing his 20-week engagement at the resort. After seven successful weeks throughout 2007, Rich Little will continue to entertain audiences with portrayals ranging from Jack Nicholson, Dr. Phil, Andy Rooney, Johnny Carson and singing impressions of Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones and Neil Diamond - actually appearing to become the celebrity he impersonates right before your very eyes.  Performances began Jan. 10, 2008, with shows running Thursdays through Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $39 plus applicable taxes and fees, and are available through the Golden Nugget Ticket Office.



Free Personal Income Tax From Preparation Assistance for ages 50+

Free Personal Income Tax Form Preparation Assistance (ages 50+.) Volunteers will help you prepare your personal tax forms to file electronically if your income is $40,000 or  less. Bring a copy of your 2006 taxes and all 2007 paperwork. Advance appointment required. Call facility to schedule an appointment.    City of Las Vegas residents who are at least 60 years old and have a taxable income of less than $16,500  single or $18,900 married/head of household may qualify for a franchise tax rebate on Nevada Power, Southwest Gas and land telephone bills. Call for details on what documents to bring.  Mondays, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Call Florence for information. Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 East Bonanza Rd., (702) 229-6454.

Through April 11. Call Linda at 229-1125 to schedule your appointment with IRA VITA volunteers.  Doolittle Senior/Community Center, 1950 North J St., (702) 229-6125.   Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., February 1 through April 11, with AARP volunteers. East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave., (702) 229-1515. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., February 1 through April 14, with AARP volunteers.  Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Rd., (702) 229-6454.  Tuesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon, February 5 through April 15, with AARP volunteers.   Derfelt Senior Citizens Center, 3343 W. Washington Ave., (702) 229-6601.  Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to noon, February 5 through April 8, with AARP volunteers. Northwest Senior Center, 6841 W. Lone Mountain Rd., (702) 229-4794.  Free Utility Tax Rebate Program Assistance (ages 60+) 


You're Invited


The Latin Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to its Monthly Luncheon on Friday, January 18, 2008 at 11:30 am. at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. This month's keynote speaker is Dr. Fred Maryanski, President of Nevada State College.


Topic – A College for the 21st Century


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 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  

Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
WINNER Hollie Vest

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Dennis Drake

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Apryl Pincombe

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER John Pacheco

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER  Vickie Dority

Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER David Foster

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Joe Vento

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton



Tim Gabrielson
at the House of Blues
WINNER Marlyna Marquez

Larry G. Jones

at Fitzgerald's

WINNER David Sonnichsen

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton
WINNER Janice Ridondo

Keep submitting your Feedback and Poems.

At the end of the month, YOU

 will vote for your favorites.

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(702) 732-9700

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