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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes a New Columnist

"The Tout" follows NFL's 2nd Season

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Grand Prize Giveaway

Monthly Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway






January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. Everyone, from infants to seniors is vulnerable. Moreover, among African-American and Hispanic populations, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness.  Over 3 million Americans, and nearly 70 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don't know they have it. Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if we don't raise awareness about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision.    The most common type of glaucoma-primary open angle glaucoma-is hereditary; so if you do have glaucoma, don't keep it a secret. Let your family members know they are at increased risk.


Featured Artist

for the Month: January

Robert Goulet



Featured Announcement:

Congratulations to our Nevada Caucus Winners

  Hillary Clinton  

Mitt Romney

  This week's column   This week's column  




VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


June Beland Founder/ Women's Chamber of Commerce

June has 62 years of experience in entertainment, 35 years as a woman entrepreneur, and has been a celebrity book author for 13 years. The last six years she founded the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada (state chamber). She is also the founder of Women In Power©, founder of The Entrepreneur Club©, owner of ABC Publishing© and publisher of Celebrity Registry©. June also belongs to many important organizations and involved with The Whitehouse, National, U.S. and World Chambers, and more... [read more here]



"The Tout" will follow the  NFL 2nd Season







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Column of the Week:
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

  Nevada Government      
  Senator John Ensign
Weekly Roundup
“Recently, I spoke to Treasury Secretary Paulson, and I’m encouraged by the bipartisan efforts to come together on this economic stimulus package.  A strategic boost would go a long way toward ensuring economic growth, but Congress must act swiftly...... [read more]

  Nevada Government           
  Nevada Division of Insurance
Commissioner Declares Catastrophe in Response to Winter Storm
Due to the damages caused by the rain, heavy snow and high winds in the projected series of storms in northern Nevada this weekend, Commissioner of Insurance Alice A. Molasky-Arman has given temporary approval for non-resident adjusters to adjust claims in the northern Nevada area for damage caused by the storms..... [read more]

  Nevada Government                
  Department of Business and Industry
NCCI Proposes Decrease for Workers’ Compensation Loss Cost Rates
When comparing Nevada workers compensation loss costs and loss cost changes to those in other jurisdictions, it is important to keep in mind that the Nevada exposure base, payroll, is capped at $36,000 per employee per policy year...... [read more]

  Las Vegas Government         
  Depart. of Planning & Development
Second Annual Mayor’s Urban Design Awards Presented
Four Las Vegas projects have been recognized for their community impact as part of the 2007 Mayor’s Urban Design Awards.... [read more]

  Clark County                        
  Clark County Parks & Recreation
Clark County Shooting Park
A Public Module was designed to meet the needs of the citizens of Clark County for recreational and training activities. The park will have a large trap and skeet facility that will be able to host shotgun events.... [read more]

  Presidential Candidates             
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton       
The Need for $110 billion in Immediate Stimulus Measures

Over a month ago, I called on Congress and the President to begin considering temporary, fast-acting and progressive measures to jumpstart our economy... [read more]        


  Presidential Candidates             
  Barack Obama      
  The Great Need of the Hour

"Unity is the great need of the hour" is what King said. Unity is how we shall overcome. What Dr. King understood is that if just one person chose to walk instead of ride the bus, those walls of oppression would not be moved..... [read more]        


  Presidential Candidates                  
  Governor Mitt Romney
Strategy for a Stronger America
As President, Governor Romney will bring change to Washington.  He will take action to build a stronger economy by lowering taxes, enhancing our competitiveness and improving education... [read more]

  Politically Speaking                 
  John Daly
Inside A Nevada Caucus: Assassination, Skin Color, Sex
The Democratic Caucus at the North Rainbow Library was probably no different than most of the caucus sites in Nevada...... [read more]
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For Daily

  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]

2008 Astrological Outlook


  Notes from Norm
  Norm Clarke
Weekly Wrap-Up 1-19-07 - 01-25-08
When Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow was hospitalized this week, star chef Mario Batali was on the telephone with her, passing along get-well wishes.... [read more]

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails          
  Marleen Marino 
12 Reasons to say Holy Moly!
Scary... [read more] 


  The Art Institute of Las Vegas
Best Teen Chef Competition 2008
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Las Vegas is summoning the best teen chefs across the U.S. and Canada to strut their culinary chops in The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition 2008..... [read more]


Kid Cary
The Year of the Rat 2008
The year of The Rat begins on February 7, 2008, and The Hilton celebrated it with a big show.... [read more]

  This Time the Boss DIDN'T Ask Me
I did it all on my own, I just paid my hard-earned money to see Lisa Lampanelli at the House of Blues, and I am more than Blue, I’m miserable.  In fact, if it were a crime to charge $50 to see an un-funny comedian, Lampanelli should be in Guantanamo with no chance of getting out.  ... [read more]

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 01-25-08

The Palazzo Las Vegas, the first new resort on the Las Vegas Strip in nearly three years, "officially" opened last week with a star-studded weekend and special events...... [read more]



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: January 25, 2008
Year of the Rat, Chinese New Year’s Celebrations in Las Vegas, PK Party, The Bank opens at Bellagio, and more.. [read more]



Pete Allman
CSN - Remembering Sweet Louie
I was looking through my celebrity interviews and was reminded of the Checkmates interview I had done for the 50th Anniversary of the Tropicana. I hope you enjoy it... [read more]

  CSN - Palazzo & MORE                        
  The Palazzo grand opening weekend in mid January was more than a new hotel-casino opening its doors. It is a new concept: integrated resorts-casino development. It’s the total elite resort experience... [read more]


Celebrity Chef Connection
Baja Miguel’s
You might remember either Don Miguel’s or Señor Miguel’s at the South Point but now, when you want Mexican cuisine at the South Point, say Baja Miguel’s..... [read more]



The Valley News Team  
Food – Food – Food, Glorious Food!
Las Vegas has a world-renowned reputation for having some of the best delicacies to  stimulate people’s palettes.  Restaurants abound in this ever-growing city, but since the population has grown to two million in Clark County itself.... [read more]



Chick Hughes

  Chick Goes To The AVN Expo
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals... [read more]


Opera Las Vegas

  Worlds Collide
Allen Freed, American Bandstand, Cousin Brucie, Bill Haley's Rock Around the Clock, The Four Aces...those were the days my friend, I thought they'd never end.....[read more]


Liberace Foundation
Celebrating a Legend:  LIBERACE!
The Liberace Foundation & Museum will present a “Celebration of Life” throughout the month February commemorating the Liberace legacy of showmanship and scholarship with special events.... [read more]


  Pet of the Week              

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - January 25th  
This week's Pet of the Week.. [read more]



Your Latest Feedback!


Everything Old is New Again                                                         


How to Scratch Your Left Ear    


Is Barack Obama's War Position Inconsistent?                         

  NowRuz, NoRuz, NoRooz

When I Grow Up I Want To Be A ......               [Read the 2007 Feedback]

Channel 19 - LV1 
 Saturday 1pm

  The Vegas Eye                       
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Former Miss USA Tara Conner to be Crowned Miss JET Las Vegas 2008 at JET Nightclub on Friday, January 25.... [read more]


The Lions SightFirst Foundation
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
A national survey commissioned in 2007 by the Academy for the EyeSmart campaign found that only 24 percent of people in ethnic groups at higher risk for glaucoma were aware of their risk, and only 16 percent of those with a family history of eye disease, including glaucoma, could correctly identify the risk factors for those diseases..... [read more]



Diabetic Life Foundation
Diabetes and Your Eyes
Diabetes causes damage in the body's small blood vessels. Although all tissues of the body may be effected by diabetes, the organs most commonly involved include the pancreas, the heart, the kidneys, the brain, and the eyes........ [read more]


  Our Diverse Community      

Hispanic community
Susan Brooks: Helping Kids and Business
There are many unsung heroes in our community, but few stand out like Sue Brooks. Sue is the founder of Helping Kids Inc., a non-profit medical clinic providing FREE healthcare for children from birth to 18 years of age....[read more]


  Our Diverse Community            

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Tune-up
If God is infinite, and includes infinite solutions to our problems, couldn't God also come up with the solution to the ultimate paradox of existence? How do we experience infinite pleasure without having to experience infinite pain? .. [read more]


  Computer Talk                     

My Secure PC
Something on What Papers to Shred & More
Here is a start of what should be shredded before discarding. Just tearing them in half makes it too easy for a dumpster diver to...... [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    
  My New Poker Student - Part III
  The most important part of my philosophy on bet sizes is that on the flop, the amount I select to bet does not vary depending on what I hold; it is situational.... [read more]

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Hoops with "The Tout"       
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time

I'm looking for all 5 to be part of "March Madness' either as an automatic qualifier or by invitation, but they all have a dozen or so regular season games plus the conference finals to play yet...... [read more]

Don't Forget




Vinnie Favorito & LaCroix Conduct More "HUMOR BOOT CAMP" Classes


Comedian Vinnie Favorito, who's in his own show at O'Sheas, will conduct more Humor Boot Camp™ class with public speaker Darren LaCroix on February 20 and 21 and March 29 and 30, inside the showroom at O'Sheas.  Humor Boot Camp™, developed

  in 1998 by LaCroix, is designed to teach everyone from sales people to top-level executives how to use humor as a means to deliver a message.  Tuition is $895 and includes two full-day seminars with professional feedback, a VIP ticket to the Favorito's show and a money-back guarantee.  Early bird and buy-one, get-one half off discount specials are also available, call 888-528-4451.  


The Scoliosis Association of Clark County will meet on Thursday January 31st @ 6:00 pm to 7 pm. The featured speaker will be Dr. Robert S. Pashman, Director of Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity at Cedars Sinai Institute for Spinal Disorders in Los Angeles. Dr. Pashman is recognized as an international expert in the treatment of scoliosis, spinal deformities, and complex spinal revision surgery. Dr. Pashman will talk about the Evolution of Scoliosis Surgical Techniques for adolescent and adult spine, discuss guidelines for when to consider surgery, explain the latest surgical techniques and the correction potential for adult surgery and adolescent scoliosis surgery.

The Scoliosis Association is a non-profit group formed in 1974 to support patients with Scoliosis and their family members. The Association sponsors chapters around the world. The meetings are FREE.

For more information on Dr. Pashman visit
The meeting will be held at the Children’s Bone & Spine Surgery Center
1525 East Windmill Lane, Las Vegas
Please RSVP to [email protected]


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  

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) 732-9700
This Month's theme...
Presidential Primaries and Caucuses

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

 Last Chance to Send in your Feedback

 & Poems to win the $100 Gift Certificates


Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
WINNER  Dena Litmanowicz 

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER   J. Goldberg

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER  Geralyn Hopson  

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER  Barbara Elersich 

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER  Janice Cofield  

Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER  Adrienne Logan

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER  Jenni Murphy  

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Amy Richards   


Tim Gabrielson
at the House of Blues
WINNER  A. Metzger

Larry G. Jones

at Fitzgerald's

WINNER Alexis Rasul

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton
WINNER Alex Acuna 

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