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National Photo Month

Featured Artist of the May

Featured Announcement

Thank you Vegas for Helping us Grow

VCO Welcomes it's Newest columnist

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Theme for May- Spring & Love

Weekly Prize Giveaway


The month of May is National Photo Month and VCO would like to invite our community to share any unusual, unique, curious, erratic, freakish, idiosyncratic, odd, outlandish, peculiar, quaint, quirky, strange, unusual, weird,  funny, bizarre... (you get the picture, no pun intended) photos for VCO to share with our readers. They will be archived so you can enjoy them anytime in the future. We want to start it out with two incredible e-mail/photos we received this week.

Click HERE for these remarkable photos and the stories explaining them!



Featured Artist

for the Month: May

George Wallace


Featured Announcement:


If you remember Lois & Ben Green wrote:

Thank You - From Lois & Ben - We are proud that our submission on preventing global warming has been chosen as the winning Feedback for March.  It would please us to have our prize offered to Dr. David Hassenzahl, the Chair of the Environment Studies Department at UNLV for him to present to a student of his choosing who is a member of Sierra Student Coalition (S.S.C.), a student organization at UNLV that focuses on environmental issues facing S. Nevada and the world. 

Dr. David Hassenzahl has chosen Andrea Redmond and her gift certificate will be presented at their departmental poster session on Wednesday, May 7, 11:30 - 1:00 at the Barrick Museum Lobby on the UNLV Campus.


Congrats Andrea, you won a $100 Gift Certificate from the Bella Vita Studio.


Thank you Vegas for Helping us Grow


 OVER a QUARTER of a MILLION PAGES READ in the 1st 4 months of 2008






VCO is VERY PROUD to Welcome Our Newest Columnist


Sergeant Deborah Galan

Sergeant Deborah Galan is a local Las Vegan now stationed in Bagram Afghanistan. Sergeant Galan will be sharing a story now and then, like the things that she would write home about. She would never want to violate OPSEC (Open Platform for Security.) When Deborah is not serving her country distinguishably, she is a Selena impersonator and works locally as well as around the country.


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Column of the Week:
Are You Stuck on Stupid?

  Nevada Government           
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update
  Governor Jim Gibbons today encouraged citizens throughout Nevada to prepare for emergencies by building an emergency kit, developing a family response plan.......

  Nevada Government         
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Update

Pointing to a dramatic rise in suicide rates among members of the U.S. military, as well as among veterans, Congresswoman Berkley is pushing for creation of a comprehensive prevention program targeted at those in the armed forces at risk of taking their own lives.....

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  Nevada Government         
  Nevada State Senator Dina Titus
Your Thoughts on the Future
Everything I've been able to accomplish in the State Senate, such as property tax relief, stronger sex offender laws, and saving Red Rock from development, I've done with your help and encouragement.......

  Nevada Government          
  Senator John Ensign
Weekly Update
Senator John Ensign voted to provide additional funding and resources to help our veterans readjust to civilian life after their service to our country.....

  Nevada Government              
  Nevada Division of Insurance
Earthquakes Not Covered In Standard Insurance Policies
Commissioner of Insurance Alice A. Molasky-Arman urged Nevadans to prepare for future emergencies, noting the recent devastating earthquake that struck on February 21, 2008 near Wells, Nevada and the increased earthquake activity west of Reno.....

  Nevada Government            
  Department of Business and Industry
Voluntary Closure of Fifth Street Bank
The State of Nevada Financial Institutions Division announced that it has approved the decision of the board of directors of Fifth Street Bank, a closely held financial institution, to voluntarily self-liquidate through a fully regulated and managed closure plan........

  City of North Las Vegas        
  Great Safety Adventure Tour Comes To Town
To improve safety in homes across the Las Vegas Valley, the City's Fire Department is proud to present the Great Safety Adventure Tour. The tour is a program of the Home Safety Council, whose mission is to create safer homes across the country.......

  Clark County                           
  Clark County Parks & Recreation
Mobil Stage Program
Clark County Parks & Recreation presents the Mobile Sound Stage that can bring out all the excitement of your next outdoor event. Whether your event is a full symphony, a children’s dance recital, a company picnic, or a festival, this stage will provide a professional focal point for you.....
  Free Show for Valley Seniors
  Some of Las Vegas’ great veteran entertainers will perform free for seniors in a variety show co-sponsored by Clark County and Seniors in Action at 2 p.m. Friday, May 9 at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive...


  Presidential Candidates       
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton       
Bill O'Reilly interviews Hillary Clinton

Bill O'Reilly interviews Senator Clinton....


  Presidential Candidates      
  Barack Obama      
  Barack Obama on Fox News Sunday

Senator Obama is interviewed by Chris Wallace of Fox News....


  Presidential Candidates          
  John McCain
47 million uninsured individuals in the U.S.
Today, there are 47 million uninsured individuals in the U.S., and nearly a quarter of them are children. High costs and limited access are the underlying, fundamental problems in our healthcare system.........


  Politically Speaking                    
  John Daly
Beware of Weapons of Mass Distortion
This is a Daly Show look at those emails we all get and what to do........


  Monthly Horoscope                
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
May '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 4-26-08 - 5-02-08
Siegfried and Roy know where plenty of bodies are buried, according to a new unauthorized book about the entertainment icons. The bodies of their show animals, that is......

  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams      
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

May 1st, 2008 There’s an all-star turnout set for Saturday’s gala red carpet opening of the new The Jersey Boys musical at The Palazzo Resort with everybody from Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, Siegfried & Roy, Monty Python great John Cleese, superstar Billy Crystal, whiz record producer Bob Crew, Ugly Betty’s Michael Urie, Strip headliner comedienne Rita Rudner and maybe even disco-queen Donna Summer.....


  Ask Gennifer with a G 
  Gennifer Flowers
  Are You Stuck on Stupid?
In Vegas in particular, there has been a trend since the late 90's called "two-walling" and "four-walling."  These trends are not good for those of us out there pounding the beat and trying to survive in what was already a difficult market.....
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  Publisher's Favorite E-mails              
  Marleen Marino
Beware Of Paper in the Back Window of Your Vehicle
Heads up everyone! Please, keep this circulating... You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into Reverse. When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space........

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 05-02-08

The Miss Hawaiian Tropic International model contestants will have a week-long schedule of activities.  The preliminary swimsuit contest will be held May 9 at 6 p.m. at The Tank, the Golden Nugget's spectacular pool and 200,000-gallon shark aquarium, and will be open to the public........



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: May 2, 2008
The 4th International Amazonian Shamanism Conference: Magic, Myths and Miracles.  The 4th IASC, organized by Alan Shoemaker, will be held in the shamanic center of the Upper Amazon in Iquitos, Peru from July 19 to 27, 2008.



Celebrity Chef Connection
Joy of Liberace Cookbook
Liberace was an American Icon with his over-the-top style, his brilliant music and his larger than life personality.  Liberace could fill a room, whether he was performing on stage or entertaining a small group.........


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn   

Entertainment Tidbits - May 2008 


Grammy award-winning artist Kanye West performed his “Glow in the Dark Tour” at Red Rock Resort as it launched its 2008 summer outdoor concert series.  Rapper Lupe Fiasco as well as funk/rock group N.E.R.D.....



Pete Allman
Spike Lee Honored ‘Behind the Lens’
Spike Lee was honored by corporate giant Chrysler’s sixth annual Behind the Lens Awards. Lee was grateful but says there’s a long way to go for African-Americans behind the scenes and on the screen…



Chuck Rounds                    
Las Vegas Entertainment News May 2008
Every year, May brings out the best in Las Vegas entertainment. In recent months, several shows have opened, and there are still more are on the horizon. The summer season is upon us, and it is a crucial time for productions to get a strong foothold into the entertainment world and establish themselves for the very busy fall season.......



Chick Hughes

  Chick Meets Miss Universe & Miss USA!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....

  Pet of the Week                     

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - May 2nd
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback! 


Old Vegas vs. Vegas Now


More is Less


  The Vegas Eye                           
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Ever had a down and dirty secret you really needed to get off your chest – something you can’t bring yourself to tell your clergyman, your mother, loved one or even your best friend? Is it something burning up inside? Do you just need the right person to be there to let it all out?.....

  Feng Shui Tips              

Consy Malasoma
Ways to Reduce Stress in your Life
This month I want to touch on the subject of the “R” word.  It has taken some time for us to grasp that we actually are in a recession and our belts need to be tightened up to weather the storm.....


  The Upper Crust       

Clair Zeto
Monthly Business Networking Event
Enjoy complimentary red and white wines and gourmet hors d’oeuvres, plus have a chance to win a Fabulous Door Prize....


  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses            

Mary Ann Butcher
Cash is King, Credit is the Queen but Barter can be a Jester…
So let me  ask you another question:  Are you believing your own hype:  Because as difficult as this is to say, in corporate America, no one really cares what you did and who you did it with 20 years ago...


  Women's Chamber of Commerce   

June Beland
3rd Annual Women's Hall of Fame A Friendly Reminder
May 8, 2008 the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Nevada celebrates a 6 year milestone of giving back to women in the Southern Nevada communities.....


  Networking…Las Vegas Style

Sherial Bratcher
Don't Miss this Month's Dynamic Speaker
Stevenson Brooks has trained the sales departments for many of the top shows on the Strip!!! His humorously passionate style and unique selling techniques educate and entertain audiences around the valley...


  Our Diverse Community             

Las Vegas LaVoce

  Italian company to Dig 3-Mile-Long Tunnel under Lake Mead
On March 20, 2008, the Southern Nevada Water Authority awarded a $447 million design-build contract to Vegas Tunnel Constructors, a joint venture of Italian building company Impregilo and its U.S. subsidiary, S.A. Healy, to build a water intake tunnel at Lake Mead.

  Our Diverse Community                  

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Impossibility is just an illusion of your ego, preventing you from true joy and contentment. How do you allow your fears and insecurities to control you or limit you so that you don't take risks in your life?.....


  Our Diverse Community         

Young Israel-Aish
Spiritual Growth...One Step at a Time

  Rabbi Yitzchak Wyne gives insight on achieving spiritual growth one step at a time...


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker          
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  A Short Poker Quiz

One of my poker clients suggested that I make up a poker quiz, something I like to do every once in a while. So, here is a no-limit hold'em quiz for you.......





The Darin Lifetime Group will host an afternoon concert on Sunday, May 4 at the Alexis Park Resort benefiting Children’s Heart Foundation, a Nevada-based non-profit that lends support to children and families who suffer or are affected by heart problems.   Bobby Darin’s memorial organization hosts the event each year consisting of family, friends, and fans gathering to celebrate and remember the former musician’s career and life. Attending this year’s event will be former Bobby Darin Musicians Billy McCubbin, Terry Kellman and others to share in Darin’s music and memories. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Alexis Park Resort located at


375 East Harmon. Individual ticket prices are $15.00 or two for $25.00. Call Children’s Heart Foundation at (702) 967-3522 to reserve tickets


Walk for Multiple Sclerosis


From a local participant:

The annual Walk for Multiple Sclerosis happens next month here in Las Vegas.  We’re planning on participating again this year and we are asking you to join us in the fight against MS by making a contribution to support our efforts. The National MS Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS.  Their primary mission is finding a cure for the almost half million Americans who are living with the disease.

We believe in the work they do and have participated in the annual walk events for about 15 years.  We know your support can and will make a difference in their lives.
Please help by making a donation - large or small - to fight MS. Whatever you can give will help!  We greatly appreciate your support.  And -- if your schedule permits -- come join Rick and Gail Ream when they take their MS Walk on Saturday morning, May 10, 2008.

Thanks to all of you who have been there for us in the past and to all you newcomers, too!

PS - Checks can be made payable to NMSS (National Multiple Sclerosis Society) and sent to: P.O. Box 81994, Las Vegas, NV  89180.

Kentucky Derby Saturday May 3, 2008


Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the year, Kentucky Derby Day!  In a tough handicapping race, but a great wagering race, the "hot" horse Big Brown is vunerable, because of his wide draw and the fact that he has only had 3 races.... so I am going to "splash around" in the exotics, (which very often pay BIG because of the large fields and "jillions" of dollars in each pool) #10 Colonel John, #12 Smooth Air, #14 Monba and #19 Gayego. I hope we have the same success as we had with the Star Picks in the NFL season and the Pos. 5 during college hoops. May all photo finishes go your way. 

"See you in Sept." for the NFL - The Tout



Kim Flowers Talent Development Academy™ to Host Student Auditions with Guest Casting Director Christian Kaplan

Kim Flowers Talent Development Academy™ to host student auditions Saturday, May 17 with guest casting director, Christian Kaplan. Kim Flowers and guest Kaplan will search for actors and performing arts talent for upcoming projects. Auditions will be held at the Kim Flowers Talent Development Academy™ located at 9480 South Eastern Ave., Suite 233 Las Vegas, NV 89123 at 2 p.m.



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

Vote for your Favorite Poem & Feedback Just Click HERE

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

Theme for May- Spring & Love

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 Cyn Panutsos

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Christie Pitko 


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Beverly W. Smith

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Ashley Wood

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER  Daniel Hinkley

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER  Vickie Dority

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Steve Vergara

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Finau Faatuai Jr.
“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER Gilbert Stouvenot
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Glenn Peterson

Gazillion Bubble Show
 at the Steve Wyrick Theatre
WINNER Gary Abrams
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