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Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes its Newest Columnists

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Weekly Prize Giveaway



This year the Summer Solstice is June 20 – 21. Sol + stice derive from a combination of Latin words meaning "sun" + "to stand still." As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.  As a major celestial event, the Summer Solstice results in the longest day and the shortest night of the year. The Northern Hemisphere celebrates in June, but the people on the Southern half of the earth have their longest summer day in December.  Perhaps the most enduring modern ties with Summer Solstice were the Druids' celebration of the day as the "wedding of Heaven and Earth", resulting in the present day belief of a "lucky" wedding in June.



Featured Artist

for the Month: June

Criss Angel


Featured Announcement:

Bodies…The Exhibition Hosts Summertime Blood Drive

All Donors Will Receive Free Show Tickets


BODIES…The Exhibition and United Blood Services (UBS) have joined forces, once again, to bring another blood drive to the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on Sunday, June 29, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  All donors will receive one free ticket to BODIES…The Exhibition and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition as well as a choice of one ticket to Folies Bergere or Xtreme Magic starring Dirk Arthur.  Complimentary refreshments will be provided by the Tropicana Hotel & Casino to all blood drive participants.


VCO is proud to Welcome Our Newest Columnist

Sammy Shore

An American comedy legend who founded the Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip and was hand-picked by Colonel Parker to be Elvis' opening act during the King's infamous 1969-1972 "Comeback Tour" in Las Vegas, and the "Man Who Made Elvis Laugh".

Sammy will be sharing his wit and wisdom with the VCO community.


VCO is proud to Welcome Our Newest Columnist

Kathleen Dunbar

Being a divorced mother has provided Kathleen with a quick wit and a realistic look at life. Her observation of the world around her is outrageous! Blended together makes for a very funny lady. Audiences around the country are praising this hilariously funny lady. Kathleen is one of the funniest female comics to hit the industry in years.

Now located in fabulous Las Vegas where she stared in “Kathleen Dunbar’s Divas of Comedy Show” for the last 2 years.

Kathleen will be sharing her "Outrageous" views of our city and world.


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Co-Columns of the Week:

Bryan Cranston: Opines on True Patriotism

Security Alert

  Nevada Government        
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update
  Governor Jim Gibbons today signed an executive order creating a second phase of his Renewable Energy Transmission Access Advisory Committee to further the committee’s first efforts of identifying transmission corridors necessary for renewable energy development in Nevada.........

  Nevada Government         
  Senator Harry Reid
Reid Leading A United Front Against Yucca
Please join me and other Nevada leaders by signing our petition opposing the license application submitted by the Department of Energy (DOE) for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump.....
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Can Help Our

  Nevada Government    
  Senator John Ensign
Ensign Votes Against Expanding Entitlement Spending
Senator John Ensign voted against an unrealistic Medicare bill today that swells entitlement spending, limits access to the successful Medicare Advantage program and lacks key priorities to deliver better, more affordable health care to seniors......

  Nevada Government      
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Update

Vice President Dick Cheney’s office admitted that his assertion before the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that China is drilling “60 miles of the coast of Florida” was wrong and that, in fact, there is no Chinese deepwater drilling in that area........


  Nevada Government        
  Attorney Gen. Catherine Cortez Masto
  NRC must reject DOE’s Yucca Mountain License Application

After years of delays and anticipation, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) submitted its license application for the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on June 3, 08..

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For Updates

  Nevada Government                  
  Department of Business and Industry
International Driver’s Licenses Are Fraudulent!
The Nevada Consumer Affairs Division warns drivers that there is no such thing as an International Driver’s License.  Any individual or company trying to sell them is attempting to defraud the public and should be avoided......

  City of North Las Vegas           
  College Heights Neighborhood Clean-Up Day
The block party following the clean-up will begin at 11 a.m.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, and dessert will be served.  All neighborhood residents are invited to join in the festivities......

  Presidential Candidates               
  Barack Obama      
  Fight the Smears

You may have heard some baseless rumors that Barack Obama won't recite the Pledge of Allegiance or put his hand over his heart during he Pledge of Allegiance. The truth is, Barack's grandfather, a WWII veteran, taught him The Pledge of Allegiance and inspired his strong love of this country. These attacks on Barack's patriotism are completely false and designed to play into the worst kind of stereotypes.....


  Presidential Candidates
  John McCain
John Ensign & Nevada Republican Leaders Endorse John McCain
I am enthusiastically endorsing Senator John McCain as this country's next President of the United States," said Senator John Ensign........

Politically Speaking
  John Daly
Bryan Cranston: Opines on True Patriotism
This is a guest posting from my good friend Bryan Cranston. You know Bryan as Hal, the father on the sit-com Malcolm in the Middle........


  Politically Speaking
  Karen Jill Benzer
Democrats Love God Too!
While these mandates seem to easily evaporate into the democratic agenda.. enormous puddles of stagnation have formed around the Republican platform.. mirroring the moldy stagnate waters of "Hurricane Katrina.............


  Politically Speaking
  Center for Strategic Analysis
Beware the Ides of October (Laylat Al-Qadr) and Ossama’s tape
Needless to say the latest tape was interesting. Not only did the living-dead UBL dye his beard black in preparation for war, he trimmed it! Oh the horror! Those Taliban he is supposedly hiding out with, are going to behead him for an affront to the teaching and example of Mohammed according to the following hadith....


  Politically Speaking

Veterans In Politics
Veterans In Politics Candidate 2008 Endorsement Interview PART 2
Citizens of Southern Nevada we know that when you go to the voting booth to cast your vote for Nevada State Assembly, United States Congressional Representative, Clark County Commissioners, State Board of Education, University State Regent, Clark County School Trustee you are unsure who the candidates are.....




  Politically Speaking

Reform Party
Reform Party USA Press Release
The Reform Party USA takes great pride in announcing that fully recognized Reform Party of Nevada chairman, Bruce Westcott, has been formally seated to the RPUSA National Committee......



  Monthly Horoscope           
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
June '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 6-14-08 - 6-20-08
While Spears and Federline have been together during family visitation, they have not been together in public since her numerous attempts at rehab last year.........

  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams    
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams
Pop-prince Michael Jackson has been thrown an economic lifeline, which could untangle his messy financial fortunes and simultaneously land him new concert dates and even, hard to believe, his own Thriller casino!......

  The Man Who Made Elvis Laugh                 
  Sammy Shore
  The "Old Geezer" Going Strong
Recently I got together with a couple of very talented ladies, Kathleen Dunbar and Kathy Walker in a new act entitled “Two Gals and a Geezer” that we showcased last week at the Bootlegger Bistro.....

  Ask Gennifer with a G                    
  Gennifer Flowers
  Hey, Hey Paula
Don't know how many of you folks have heard about my new web site called Well, it's been an interesting experience in many ways. I recently called Paula Jones after the two of us did a TV show remote from our perspective cities......

  Legally Speaking               
  Bob Massi            
A Call to Change
  "Boomer lawyers," as they're called, came to the practice of law with the energy, enthusiasm, work ethic and democratic and liberal ideals of the ‘60s. We held the law in reverence and believed in a justice system that was created to protect the rights of all citizens.


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails          
  Marleen Marino
  Please Share This With Every One You Know!!!!
The proud warriors of Baker Company wanted to do something to pay tribute to our fallen comrades. So since we are part of the only Marine Infantry Battalion left in Iraq  the one way that we could think of doing that is by taking a picture of Baker Company saying the way we feel....


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 06-20-08

Harrah's is the first company to deploy a suite of customized applications for Microsoft Surface and install it in an entertainment venue.  Microsoft Surface is the first commercially available surface computer with a 30-inch table-like display that individuals and groups can use by touch.  It's one step closer to a "virtual Vegas."......



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: June 20, 2008
CineVegas Opens!, George Lucas’s daughter no Paris Hilton!, What I’m Reading, Vanity Fair on Bill Clinton’s Escapades!, The Threatened Pandas of China….



Celebrity Chef Connection 
Dan Marino's
Dan Marino's is a combination of casual yet upscale dining with good food, an atmosphere that tailors itself to either a group of friends getting together or a romantic meal, and is a quiet interlude in a rambunctious casino....



Pete Allman
Luna Rosa for Romantic Dining or Family Outing
Whether you dine alone, on a date or with the family, Luna Rosa is the place for authentic food from all regions of Italy, with a cordial staff, subdued atmosphere, located in the breathtaking setting of MonteLago Village over Lake Las Vegas...


  Kid Cary
The NEW Premium Airlines
When it comes to flying, I sure miss the “Good Old Days”.  In the 60’s & 70’s jet travel was still new and the airlines were regulated, so they were guaranteed a profit, and they treated you like a KING....


Liberace Foundation
Liberace Foundation Awards Over $200,000 In Scholarships
The Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year to students studying music, theatre, dance, fashion design and the creative arts at 21 colleges and universities throughout the U.S......



Vudu Spellz          
Bet Rap City
Grammy Certified Producer, DJ VUDU SPELLZ (of the Track KINGZ), Makes History Once Again On Rap City The Basement.....


  Chick Hughes
  One of the Most Beautiful Women I Have Ever Met
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....

  Pet of the Week              

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - June 20th
This week's Pet of the Week..


  Poems, Odes and More   


  Lord May I Thank You
  Poems submitted
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For Daily

  The Vegas Eye                        
  The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
Socialite PARIS HILTON was turned away from a pet store in Los Angeles at the weekend (14-15Jun08) after employees refused to let her buy a puppy - because she reportedly just wanted the pooch to accompany her in a photoshoot....

  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses              

Mary Ann Butcher
Some Food for Thought on What Small Business Owners Can do to Survive the Economic Downturn......


  Women's Chamber of Commerce           

June Beland
Security Alert
We got flooded with calls about a National Chamber of Commerce. Seems a woman went around at a local network group last month and told them they can get a FREE membership to the National Chamber of Commerce located right here in Las Vegas.

  WCCNV Business Alliance Mixer

Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada© presents the WCCNV Business Alliance Mixer on June 24, 2008 at The Stirling Club from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, there will be Hors d’oeuvre by Charley Palmer and a Cash Bar


  Our Diverse Community              

Hispanic community
Latino Youth Leadership Conference

  This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Latino Youth Leadership Conference (LYLC). Over 700 Latino youth have participated in the conference since its inception. Most have attended and graduated from college and ventured out into our community to work in productive professional occupations, while many have also earned masters and doctorate degrees......

  Our Diverse Community               

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
There once was a woman whose young son was diabetic, and not only was her son a fan of sugar, but he was also a fan of Gandhi. The mother decided to seek out Gandhi's wisdom. She and her son rode a train for three days to seek the advice of the renowned spiritual leader......


  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......



  Our Diverse Community             

Sin City Chamber of Commerce
A Night of Comedy
Join us for a "Night of Comedy" and help raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Nevada.....


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker      
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Playing on Instinct

As a poker writer and teacher, I often present a poker situation and give a concrete answer as to how you are supposed to handle it. By my categorizing situations and offering solutions, it might appear to some people who do not read my words carefully that I am trying to "program" a player into handling a given situation the same way every time.....





“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” And Netflix Join Forces To Find Contestants In Las Vegas. Channel 13 Welcomes “Millionaire” Producers for Contestant Auditions Wednesday, June 25 at Cannery Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas was one of six cities chosen for traveling auditions for the upcoming seventh season of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.”  For more information, visit

“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” hosted by Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, and Netflix, the company that makes movie enjoyment easy, will join forces on Wednesday, June 25 in the Las Vegas, Nevada area to find contestants for the fourth installment of “Netflix Million Dollar Movie Week,” a specialty show which will feature movie-themed questions. Auditioners will also be given the opportunity to try out for a regular episode of the hit game show’s upcoming seventh season. “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” can be seen in Las Vegas, NV on Channel 13 (KTNV/ABC), weeknights at 7:30 P.M.



12 pm – 3 pm

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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  

Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
WINNER PJ Belanger

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER  Buzz Frum


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Peggy Randle

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER  Alejandra Morin

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Caryn Mcneff  

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Cortney Warren

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Kamelia Katib

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Kyle Thrower 
“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER Joseph Mufemba
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Rojelio Castrejon

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Mayola Luster

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