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Happy Easter

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes it's Newest columnist

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Theme for March - Anything Green

Weekly Prize Giveaway



Easter is a time of springtime festivals. In Christian countries Easter is celebrated as the religious holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But the celebrations of Easter have many customs and legends that are pagan in origin and have nothing to do with Christianity. Scholars, accepting the derivation proposed by the 8th-century English scholar St. Bede, believe the name Easter is thought to come from the Scandinavian "Ostra" and the Teutonic "Ostern" or "Eastre," both Goddesses of mythology signifying spring and fertility whose festival was celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox. For more about Easter history click HERE.



Featured Artist

for the Month: March

Bette Midler


Featured Announcement:

The VCO Community continues to "Pay It Forward"

  The generosity of the VCO community is commendable! Last week we announced the winners of the monthly Best Feedback and Poem giveaway, we then received this from the winner of the best Feedback for the month of February with A Motherless Daughter's Love, she wrote....  

As a motherless daughter

I think I oughta

Donate my prize

As a surprise

To a daughter who's in her teens

And has a parent in the Marines.

Once again, VCO would like to thank our community for its


support and the generosity it has shown one another. 


More on this great story next week!



VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Mary Ann Butcher


Armed with an MBA from NYU, Mary Ann has book smarts but over the years, she gained her “street cred” while collaborating with the biggest Fortune 500 companies in planning their advertising, sponsorships and media for companies like McDonald's, Revlon, Ford, Kroger, Microsoft and many more.  She will work with YOU to determine the best use of your budget -- no matter how modest to best promote your company and goals.  From traditional media to interactive marketing to sweepstakes to local events, you'll NEVER be the best kept secret when you work with Mary Ann's Red Carpet Marketing.


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Column of the Week:
You want buzz?  We got your buzz right here!

  Nevada Government          
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Ambulatory Surgery Center Inspections Completed
  Governor Jim Gibbons and Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden announced today that State Health Division, Bureau of Licensure and Certification surveyors have completed 48 of the 50 onsite inspections of Ambulatory Surgery Centers throughout Nevada....

  Nevada Government        
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Aid Nevada Homeless Youth, Teens Leaving Foster Care

“This legislation will help expand world-class cancer research facilities in the Las Vegas Valley by providing land for an additional campus of the Nevada Cancer Institute....

You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government            
  Senator John Ensign
Week in Review
Senators John Ensign and Harry Reid announced a grant today (March 19, 2008) that will help preschoolers lead healthier lives and develop the early skills they need to be successful in school..........


  Nevada Government             
  Department of Business and Industry
Gordon Walker Appointed Taxicab Authority Administrator
Nevada Department of Business & Industry Director Mendy Elliott today (February 12, 2008) announced the appointment of Gordon Walker as Administrator of the Taxicab Authority.....

  Clark County            
  Clark County Parks & Recreation
North and South County Facilities
Clark County Parks and Recreation offers a wide variety of programs
such as classes, sports leagues, and special events, in many Clark County communities.....


  Presidential Candidates         
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton       
Senator Hilary Clinton in Her Own Words

Senator Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words on Iraq, Yucca Mountain, the Economy and more.....


  Presidential Candidates         
  Barack Obama      
  Senator Barack Obama in His Own Words

Senator Barack Obama in his own words on Iraq, Yucca Mountain, the Economy and more......


  Presidential Candidates                   
  John McCain
Senator John McCain in His Own Words
Senator John McCain in his own words on Iraq, Yucca Mountain, the Economy and more........

  Politically Speaking
  John Daly
Boot Camp For Congress 
A learned gentleman, who doesn’t want to be identified, told me recently that Congress doesn’t solve problems completely or immediately because there’d be no reason for anyone to contribute to their up-coming elections.........

  Politically Speaking            
  Center for Strategic Analysis
Terrorists among us and the New World order 3/10/08
Like a sidewinder slithering and folding across the desert floor in its strange "S' shaped motion, radical Islamic terrorism has managed to strike hard and furiously against all non-believers and enemies, who really know nothing about the "horned rattlesnake"....

  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 03-15-08 - 03-21-08

Pure nightclub's celebrity investors aren't talking to the media about the recent IRS raid, but sources say there's been growing tension even before the feds got involved....


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams          
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

It maybe just 48 hours now to the re-opening of the Cathouse Loungerie and restaurant at the Luxor. Luxe Life has learned from reliable sources that executives there are hoping it will be "ready for business" again on Friday night.....


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails         
  Marleen Marino
Amazing Pictures Up Around Mackinac Island Michigan!!!
Water expands to freeze, and at Mackinaw City the water in Lake Huron below the surface ice was supercooled.....


  Poems, Odes and More   

Marleen Says 'Green'        



  Poems submitted

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 03-21-08

Wolfgang Puck's critically acclaimed, award-winning restaurant CUT is now open at The Palazzo.  CUT marks the sixth fine dining restaurant in Las Vegas from the Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining Group......



Pete Allman
CSN - Nascar the Spectator Sport & MORE
In 1902, Osmond Beach, Fla., was the site of the world record automobile speed trials. It was 1935 that a Malcolm Campbell took his Bluebird Rocket car and reached speeds of 276.82 mph. on a straight of way along the beach.....



Xania Woodman               
The Latest From The Circuit
Don't believe the hype. Life in Clubland isn’t all sparkler service and block-rockin’- beats. Sometimes it can get downright ugly. And when it does, no one knows better how to pull it together and refocus than the residents of Vegas’ ever-expanding nightlife empire....



Celebrity Chef Connection
Easter Celebrations
For those of you who celebrate Easter, whether as a religious holiday or a time for new beginnings, there are many ways to make Easter a special time in Las Vegas........


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn
  Entertainment Tidbits - March 2008

I didn’t realize Bette Midler would only be playing at CAESARS PALACE for two weeks.  She has now left until June. Boohoo!  I didn’t get to see her and I am so disappointed, but I’ll look forward to seeing her in June.  I heard she is terrific.  Not surprising!.....



Vudu Spellz          
DJ Prinze Paul Interview
There are allot of DJ’s in Vegas but there are only a few that have been putting it down since the beginning of Sin City’s urban / hip hop scene that started to blossom in the 90’s. There are so many DJ’s who never touched a Technic 1200, or a needle for that matter.....



Carol Lane Patterson        
2008 Dam Short Film Festival A Resounding Success!
This year’s Festival took on a new tone with a noteworthy attention to detail and a schedule loaded with 125 high quality Shorts, grouped into 21 themed programs, over three days and evenings....



The Valley News Team  
Viewing Showest 2008
The most attended convention in the film industry is Show West.  An international gathering of promoters and film celebrities, stars, filmmakers – Show West is focused solely on the business of the MOVIES – what moves the public to see a film....



Chick Hughes

  This Week Around Town with Chick
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....s

  Pet of the Week                    

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - March 21st
This week's Pet of the Week..

Channel 19 - LV1 
 Saturday 1pm


Your Latest Feedback!

  Green-Collar Jobs
  Bush's Marching Orders
  Do Not Call Registry
  How To Intelligently Choose Between Hillary & Obama

  The Vegas Eye                                 
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Why is the local entertainment media determined to place the blame for the Vegas nightlife industry tipping scandal square on the shoulders of Pure Management Group and MGM Grand? It’s a HUGE industry and there’s LOTS of blame to go around.......

  Red Carpet Marketing  

Mary Ann Butcher
You want buzz?  We got your buzz right here!
Here are three ways YOU can start promoting your company TODAY! The key to any successful PR campaign revolves around creating interest in your company - both with your customers and with the media....

Visit VCO's
For Daily

  Women's Chamber of Commerce   

June Beland
Member Breakfast Cafe
I have been promising a morning event for our members to get to meet each other on a small informal setting.....


  Corner 4 Success              

Amie Jo Greer
A Success Minute - ”If You Can’t Say Something Nice”
If you can’t say something nice … well, you know the rest. It’s quite a temptation to speak about someone in a derogatory manner, especially if you don’t happen like that person.....


  Our Diverse Community             

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Everything we possess — physically, emotionally, spiritually — is a gift we've been given for the purpose of sharing. Whether it's talent, time, or money — there's a specific reason we have it....


  Our Diverse Community              

Hispanic community
LCC HEART Mentoring Team
You as a community leader can positively impact an “at risk” student by being a role model.  As a community leader, you are busy, driven, motivated and informed....


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

  In This Corner                 

Pete Allman
Pacquiao Finishes Business with Marquez &  Fields Topped Willis
Promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy provided, yet again, another stupendous night of sports broadcast on HBO for fans worldwide when Manny Paquiao and Manuel Marquez fought.....


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker            
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  A Hold-em Quiz
  My co-author of Middle Limit Holdem Poker, Jim Brier, was asked by an online poker school to compose a quiz on our book, which was assigned reading for the hold'em course....


Hoops with "The Tout"                                
  Frank Marino
  Hoop Time

Somewhat disappointing was the fact, that only 4 of the "Positive ROI 5" went to the "Big Dance" this week.......





4th-annual Southern Hills Hospital Baby Fair


On Saturday, March 29, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For reservations please call (702) 233-5300. Free and open to the public at the Southern Hills Hospital located at 9300 W. Sunset Rd (at I-215)

Come baby your baby at Southern Hills Hospital’s Baby Fair and receive free gifts and helpful information on newborn care.  Sponsored by Babies ‘R’ Us and Red Rock Community Bank, the baby fair features educational seminars from medical experts, raffle prizes, maternity fashion shows, baby booths, diaper contests for dads as well as other fun games, free car seat safety checks and much more for you and your family to enjoy. Attendees may also enter to win the grand prize of 3,000 diapers and a  complete baby gear set.  Guests are also welcome to tour labor and delivery suites, interact with the on-hand team of Southern Hills physicians, and purchase immunizations starting at $16 per child with the presentation of records. In addition, Medicaid and Nevada Check-up enrollment will be available.







Giant Easter Egg Hunt









JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa's Fifth Annual Giant Easter Egg Hunt (in conjunction with Ceres Restaurant's Easter Brunch) will take place this Sunday with The Easter Bunny and friends on hand to help the children find their treats. We are anticipating at least 100 children to participate at each of the three hunts. On Sunday, March 23, 2008 from 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Easter Egg Revelers eligible are children between the ages of 1 to 12. At the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, 221 North Rampart Boulevard - 702-869-7777

Please note that the Easter Egg Hunt is available to Ceres Easter Brunch attendees. It is suggested to arrive a few minutes early as each hunt will take place as close to the specified times as dictated by service flow.


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

The "Best Feedback and Best Poem" each month
 will win one of the 2 prizes listed below

March Theme - Anything GREEN

$100 Gift Certificate from the $100 Gift Certificate from
 Bella Vita Studio   Jazzee's Boutique
2827 Paradise Road
(702) 732-9700
See Past Winners Here

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 Donna Simmons

$250,000 Game Show Spectacular
at the Las Vegas Hilton
WINNER Shmuel Oppenheim

Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Carl Schneider

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Duane Fox

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER  Nick Fitzenreider

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER  Juanita Doerr  

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Dianne Davis

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Jeff Manning


“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER  Susie Greenberg 
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Cheryl Stauffer

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Laurel Nelson -Rowe
Gazillion Bubble Show
 at the Steve Wyrick Theatre
WINNER Shirley Nesbitt
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