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Culinary Arts Month

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes its Newest Columnist

"Vegas Insider" Columns

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

This Week's Announcements

Weekly Prize Giveaway



July is Culinary Arts Month. Culinary art is the art of cooking. The word "culinary" is defined as something related to, or connected with, cooking or kitchens. A culinarian is a person working in the culinary arts. A culinarian working in restaurants is commonly known as a cook or a chef. Culinary artists are responsible for skillfully preparing meals that are as pleasing to the palate as to the eye. Increasingly they are required to have a knowledge of the science of food and an understanding of diet and nutrition. They work primarily in restaurants, fast food Chain store franchises, delicatessens, hospitals and other institutions and corporations. Kitchen conditions vary depending on the type of business, restaurant, nursing home etc. Culinary Arts are many things. Don't forget this weeks' Art Institute of Las Vegas' column HERE



Featured Artist

for the Month: July

Louie Anderson

Featured Announcement:
Adopt an Airman Event

The Silverton Casino Lodge teams up with Hot 97.5 FM and the city of Las Vegas to encourage local families to meet and "adopt" an airman from the 820th RED HORSE Squadron before they deploy to Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar in August. On Saturday, July 19, 2008 between 5 - 8 p.m. at the Silverton Casino Lodge parking lot.   Prior to the event, each airman will fill out a card with a brief self-description.  Each family wishing to adopt someone will also fill out a card as they enter the event and will be randomly paired with an airman.  Once deployed, families can show their appreciation and support by sending care packages and letters to their adopted airmen.  Adopt an Airman will also feature raffle drawings, food, prizes, giveaways, face painting, costume characters, jumpy-houses and more. While admission to Adopt an Airman is free to the public, a donation is suggested.  Proceeds will benefit the Speedway Children's Charities.










VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist



T.A.R.G.E.T stands for "Teens At Risk Get Educated Today" and was designed to bridge the communication gap between adults and youth in a way that no other program today does. In today’s society all teens are at risk of making bad choices and or being affected by the choices of their peer’s regardless of their social, economical, and demographical standing. The program was created by Anthony and Brandon Gallion, twin brothers who at age 16 gained national media attention during the summer of 2003 from the story of the 311 boyz, a teen “party crew” in Las Vegas, Nevada...


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Co-column of the Week:
Our Fallen Comrades

The 2008 Political Landscape

Silly Season

  Nevada Government                     
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update
  “The continued struggles of Nevada’s gaming industry highlight the ongoing fiscal turmoil facing our state. Nevada collected nearly $19 million less in gaming taxes this June than it did last June.....

  Nevada Government                        
  Senator Harry Reid
Fighting for Nevada’s Homeowners
Nevada has been hit harder than any other state by the national foreclosure crisis, which is why I am working to ensure that the Senate passes legislation to help our homeowners....
You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government                    
  Senator John Ensign
Democrats Block Out Ensign’s Renewable Energy Amendment
“These critical tax incentives need to be extended if we want to encourage more clean, renewable energy in this country,” said Ensign.......

  Nevada Government                   
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Update

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley warned Nevadans that President Bush’s expected veto of legislation restoring reimbursement rates could limit the ability of Medicare patients to see their regular physician.....


  Nevada Government                      
  Department of Business and Industry
Governor Gibbons Proclaims July “Nevada Milk Month”
Governor Jim Gibbons has proclaimed July as “Nevada Milk Month”.  By issuing this proclamation, the Governor underscores the importance of the dairy industry to the state of Nevada and encourages consumers to purchase Nevada dairy products.........

  Las Vegas Government                   

Department of Planning & Development

Stay Current On City Codes And Plans
The city of Las Vegas Planning & Development Department has two remaining customer training sessions in 2008 about updates and revisions to the city’s zoning codes and master and special area plans......

  Presidential Candidates                
  Barack Obama      
  Senator Barack Obama’s New Strategy for a New World 
  In Washington, D.C. on July 15, 2008 Senator Barack Obama delivered his strategy for a New World.....
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  Presidential Candidates                  
  John McCain
Senator John McCain's Economic Plan  
John McCain has a comprehensive economic plan that will create millions of good American jobs, ensure our nation's energy security, get the government's budget and spending practices in order, and bring relief to American consumers....

  Politically Speaking               
  Sergeant Deborah Galan
Our Fallen Comrades
The 9 soldiers who were killed Sunday while defending a small outpost in Afghanistan belonged to the 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment Combat team....


Politically Speaking                    
  John Daly
Silly Season
This is a posting that warns you what to avoid and how to endure the campaign wackiness known as the Silly Season...


  Politically Speaking                   
  Karen Jill Benzer
Eight years ago.. I could walk.. I was strong..
Eight years ago our country was strong.  Of course we were naive.. but we felt a great pride in our prosperity and during this "quiet period" we were able to relax.......


  Politically Speaking                             
  Democratic Party     A Friendly Reminder
We Need You
On Saturday, July 19th, 2008, volunteers, supporters, activists, caucuses, organizations, party leaders, and campaigns will join to honor our hardworking volunteers....


  Politically Speaking                       
  Johnathan L. Abbinett
The 2008 Political Landscape
2008 is already proving to be a historical year in the annuals of American politics – and Nevada is a key battleground state – Arizona and New Mexico make up the three South West states that could swing either way.  Then, of course, there is the always hard to predict state of Florida?.......


  Monthly Horoscope           
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
July '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 7-12-08 - 7-18-08
Mentalist Jason Scott, who has been appearing as a regular for two years at The Playboy Club at The Palms, died Tuesday from unknown causes at his Summerlin home.......

  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams  
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

The official announcements are days away, but Luxe Life can go “on the record” with the news that both the Miss America and the Miss USA beauty pageants are heading back to Vegas, and this time around they may be here to stay!........


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails           
  Marleen Marino
  Christian the Lion
This is the most amazing video I have been sent in a long time. All we need is LOVE!...


  The Art Institute of Las Vegas       
Let It Pour - Creating the Perfect Home Bar
What began in the fabulous 50s with the growth of suburban America is gaining popularity with today’s homeowners. The home bar is back and better than before, paving the way for casual cocktails and stylish home entertaining across the country....

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 07-18-08

BODIES…The Exhibition is moving to the Luxor after a wonderful two-year run at the Tropicana and will open its doors there on Aug. 2. Bodies will be the first to debut in the Premier Exhibition's new 36,800-square-foot center at the Luxor......


  Entertainment                      Guest Columnist Les Kincaid      

Celebrity Chef Connection
How to grill the perfect steak
Use fresh beef that you've just bought or have refrigerated for up to three days. Do not use meat that has been frozen.....



Pete Allman
Car Care and Character  Crossover
There are lots of auto mechanics in a town the size of Las Vegas—and there are bad ones, unfortunately, just like everywhere else. But a shining star in the business locally is R.T. Automotives and Rebel Towing....



Xania Woodman               
The Latest From The Circuit
New Vista Community flings itself heart-first into the game of love...for a good cause, of course!....


  Chick Hughes
  Chicks goes to the Strip Magazines July Release Party
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....


Liberace Foundation
Lunch with Liberace
Liberace explains his most intimate feelings about show business and how he would like to be remembered. You will join Liberace as he is presented to The Queen Mother and Princess Anne after his unprecedented third Royal Command Performance...


  The Vegas Eye                
  The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
CHECK THIS OUT: Vito Bruno is trying to bring Disco to Vegas. Big time. He’s been in Las Vegas this week , primarily at The Venetian, meeting with several hotels about bringing several of his East Coast-productions to Vegas....

  Pet of the Week                           

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - July 18th
This week's Pet of the Week..


  Your Pet & Animal Photos           

Pet Photos for the Week of July 18th
See photos of readers pets and ..



Your Latest Feedback! 


Buyer's Remorse                      


Between a Rock & a Hard Place


Stop Them In Their Tracks


  Poems, Odes and More     

But It's a Dry Heat or Fire Is Dry        

  In My Lonely World
  Poems submitted

  The Upper Crust                 

Clair Zeto
Our New Look
The Social Register of Las Vegas’ website has a new and improved look.....



Anthony and Brandon Gallion
This word was created by our mother Leticia Gallion, who knows first had how the bad choices that today’s  youth make can and will alter and effect your live forever....


  Our Diverse Community              

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Consider the light bulb in your ceiling. You flip a switch, and on it goes. But the light bulb is not the source of the light; the real source is an electric generator somewhere you can't even see. And there are rules around how much light can be emitted as well as when and why. The same is true with the Light of the Creator...


  Our Diverse Community        

Young Israel-Aish
What Effect Do YOU have on the world?


Rabbi Wyne gives insight on how we impact the world around us with the choices we make in our lives......



  In This Corner                 

Pete Allman
Toney Makes Comeback, Wins Rematch with Rahman
Some in fight circles debate if it was actually a heavyweight title fight, but no doubt the victor, James Toney, won against Hasim Rahman at the Pechanga Resort and Casino after an accidental injury forced a stop......


Ms. Poker                       
  Susie Isaacs
  The Premier of the Gender Defender

At last! Just what the world needed and I bet it catches on. To my knowledge, this was a first. It was Lupe Soto's idea......


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker     
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  The One-Card Draw

From the title of this column, you would think I was talking about taking one card in lowball, or possibly draw high. But, in fact, there is also a "one-card draw" in hold'em.....




Congratulations Ms. Genevieve Dew


Our Congrats go out to Genevieve Dew who has been nominated by the selection committee of the Black Music Association of America for an award in the following categories; Best Female Jazz Vocalist and Best Performer in a Stage Production. The fourth annual BMA is scheduled for Saturday August 16, 2008 at Cashman Theater, located at 850 Las Vegas Blvd. North, and will begin with the "Red Carpet" Celebrity VIP Ceremonies beginning at 7:00 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m.

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Invitation to All the Colombians and Friends to Celebrate the Independence of Colombia on Sunday, July 20, 2008 from 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM, at Gramary’s Salon at 4850 South Eastern Avenue. Music: DJ - Master of Ceremonies: FREDY PIEDRAHITA of the Program Tropicalisimo Radio Station 1340 AM. Entertainment for children! Come and Enjoy the variety of Colombian Food at affordable prices... Raffle of a Cruise to the Mexican Riviera for 2 people and other prizes…  Donation: 18 years old and older $10.00, 12 to 18 years old $5.00 Children under 12 are free!


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 sets of tickets for two


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)

  St. Thomas Island Hopper  
  5 Days and 4 Night
7- Day a week arrivals
A $782 Value
(airfare not included)
Two sets of  "Dinner for 2"
  at Benihana   
  Two sets of " Dinner for 2"  
   at TJ's Steakhouse   
  at the Las Vegas Hilton  

Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
WINNER Jennifer Kratochwill

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Kathleen Garcia


Jay White

at the Riviera

Jay is on Hiatus

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Jennifer Denmark    

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Janice Bergantino

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Ken Little

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Kim Maker

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Steve Harrington
“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER Joey Edwards
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER  Steve Heller  

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Rita McDougall


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