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May is National Bike Month

Featured Artist of the May

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes its Newest Columnist

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Theme for May- Spring & Love

Weekly Prize Giveaway

Warm weather and rising gasoline prices are great reasons to dust off a bicycle, tune it up and get pedaling.

May is National Bike Month. Riding a bike provides great exercise, is a fun sport for the whole family and offers young riders a sense of freedom. Bicyclists should always ride with traffic and obey applicable traffic laws, including use of proper hand signals. Riders should travel in a straight line and not weave, watch for and avoid road hazards, and not hand-carry items in a way that may affect control of the bicycle. Riders should wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet and light-colored clothing at all times, and reflective gear when light conditions are low. Use of a headlight and taillight are important when riding at night. Finally, keep bicycle tires properly filled with air, ensure that brakes are working properly and see that the bicycle chain is set tight. Nearly 85 million adults and children ride bicycles each year in the U.S., with an estimated one-half million people bicycling to work each morning. For children and teenagers, bicycles are a primary means of transportation.



Featured Artist

for the Month: May

George Wallace


Featured Announcement:

Nevada Delegation Announces National Guard Lands Bill


Legislation designed to help the Nevada National Guard expand its facilities was signed into law by the President.  Senators John Ensign and Harry Reid and Representatives Jon Porter, Shelly Berkley, and Dean Heller released the following statements. Read more HERE


Special Announcement:


The Generosity of Vegas Should be Commended


Another Winner "Pays it Forward"


Dear VCO,

As I prepare for my Mother's Day with my children and grandchildren, I can't help but feel for the mothers who have a son or daughter in the military.  Could you find a Clark County mother who ONLY has one child and that child is in the military unable to be home for Mother's Day. Without fanfare or fuss please give my prize to that mother.

  Thank you. Delilah  
  Winner of Feedback of the Month April All That Glitters is Not Gold  


VCO is very proud to Welcome Our Newest Columnist


Bob Massi

Bob A. Massi is familiar to millions of Americans from his work on the Fox News Channel.  As the consumer legal analyst for the Fox News Channel, he has built a reputation for being one of the premier consumer law experts in the country; on air, he is always informative, charismatic and passionate about issues and rights.  For Fox, he has covered such high-profile cases as the Au Pair Trial, Unabomber Trial, O.J. Simpson case, JonBenet Ramsey case, Timothy McVeigh Trial, Scott Peterson Trial, Kobe Bryant Trial, Michael Jackson Trial and many more.  In addition, he has covered a myriad of important legal issues, useful consumer topics and the latest breaking news including Homeland Security. Mr. Massi will now be sharing his expertise with the VCO community.

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Columns of the Week:
Housing Boom Boomerangs on Vulnerable Homeowners

  Nevada Government                
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update
  Governor Jim Gibbons announced his selection of Michael Skaggs as the new executive director of the Nevada Commission on Economic Development and the appointment of Luis Valera and Miranda Du as commissioners.........

  Nevada Government          
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Update

Berkley spoke on the House floor in favor of legislation to address America’s mortgage crisis and the housing market slowdown.  The package of bills will aid Nevadans facing the loss of a home, help families avoid future foreclosures, and deliver incentives designed to get empty homes off the market and into the hands of new owners. ....

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  Nevada Government    
  Senator John Ensign
Weekly Update
Breaking months of partisan gridlock, today Senators John Ensign and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) secured passage of their renewable energy tax bill that keeps America on a path toward energy independence......

  Nevada Government        
  Attorney Gen. Catherine Cortez Masto
  Housing Market Leaves Open Doors for Foreclosure Fraud Scams
  This is alarming news, because in 2006, Nevada had 21,045 foreclosures, which was nearly three times the number reported in 2005.   A closer look at statistics indicates Las Vegas is the area hardest hit by those 2007 foreclosures.....

  Presidential Candidates        
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton       
Senator Clinton Wins West Virginia by 41 Points

Hillary Clinton beats Obama 67% to 26% percent in West Virginia......


  Presidential Candidates        
  Barack Obama      
  Senator John Edwards Endorses Barack Obama

In Grand Rapids Michigan on Wednesday May 14, 2008 at a Town Hall meeting Senator John Edwards endorses Senator Barack Obama...


  Presidential Candidates       
  John McCain
My 1st Term
What I want to do is take a little time to describe what I hope to have achieved at the end of my first term as president. I cannot guarantee I will have achieved these things, but I am presumptuous enough to think I would be a good president......


  Politically Speaking             
  Sergeant Deborah Galan
Talent Show - Military Style
If you find yourself deployed here there are lots of things you can find yourself doing. For example; convoy missions, patrol, physical training, meetings, and more. One day I found myself in a Talent Show......


  Politically Speaking            
  John Daly
The End of the Whacky Right: Changes Coming?
John McCain is in; George W. Bush is out. David Brooks is in; Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly are out........


  Politically Speaking             
  Democratic Party
Join us on "Operation Walk the Walk"
Operation Walk the Walk is a new initiative of the Nevada Democratic Veterans & Military Families Caucus.  We will have a direct positive impact on the lives of Nevada’s veterans who have served their country but are struggling to pay for their education, find affordable housing, secure a well-paying job, or receive the quality health care they deserve in return for their service.....


  Legally Speaking            
  Bob Massi            
Protecting Yourself From Scams, Fraud, Identity Theft, Fine Print

What would you do if you were accused of, and arrested for, a crime you didn’t commit? What if you realized you’d been scammed for thousands of dollars? Suppose your identity had been stolen — and your credit rating and reputation had been ruined?.....



  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 5-10-08 - 5-16-08

Tina and Nancy Sinatra were guests of a private reception hosted by Steve and Elaine Wynn on Tuesday after taking part in the unveiling of a new 42-cent postage stamp honoring their father......


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams         
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Rich reviews are pouring in for Cher and they are calling her the “new Queen of Vegas” and “the cherished icon of pop reinvention.”....

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  Deja Vu All Over Again
  Today's Souvenir, Tomorrow's Garbage

  May Photos        

Newest photos submitted this week                          

  You Will See a Very Spectacular Picture
  Love & Friendship

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails             
  Marleen Marino
A Few Fun E-mails
I am only sharing this with my smart friends.........



Audrey Roberts 
Reaching Out!
I am always happy to meet & greet new artists on the local scene. Philadelphia born and raised Tresa Koewacich, a photographer by trade, is now releasing her new Mixed Media exhibition.....



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 05-16-08

Ventriloquist/impressionist and last summer's America's Got Talent winner, Terry Fator, will be move into the Danny Gans Theatre as the new headliner at The Mirage when Gans makes his move to Wynn Las Vegas later this year........



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: May 16, 2008
“Tell the truth and run.” Yugoslavian proverb. Actor John Cusack’s favorite motto given to Vanity Fair. It costs us millions to keep Gandhi in poverty.” Sarjini Naidu, a friend of Gandhi......



Celebrity Chef Connection 
The Village Seafood Buffet
Here is a question for you – when is dining at a buffet more like dining at a restaurant?  When the buffet is the Village Seafood Buffet at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino........

  Jersey Boys  Bonus
  You know their hits on the radio featuring a lead singer with his falsetto voice or that same voice singing the title song of the hit musical “Grease” ....
  The Soprano's Last Supper   Bonus
  It doesn’t matter whether you watched The Sopranos or not, gangsters are part of our culture and there is a certain fascination with the mob. 


Pete Allman
Entertainer Attracts Celebs to Eatery
A world-class juggler and his musician friend chef provide an interesting and tasteful dining experience not far from the lights of the Las Vegas Strip....

  Alexis Herman Delivers Inspiring Message

Alexis Herman, a history-making, African-American cabinet member, who was appointed to two federal positions by Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, spoke to an audience in Las Vegas recently…


  Kid Cary
Don't tell anyone...
The Boss called, and asked me to review a show at the Riviera, “The Soprano’s Last Supper.”  I’m happy to go, but I know nothing about the Soprano’s.  She said, “You must be the only person in America that has not seen Soprano’s.”   I told her I don’t have cable TV.   She said, “Don’t tell anyone you don’t have cable, people will think you’re goofy, EVERYONE HAS CABLE.” ....


Steve Dacri

  Fine Dining and "Impossible Magic" at Six Tables

An unforgettable evening of incredible dining and the most exclusive magic show in Vegas, "IMPOSSIBLE MAGIC," debuts Saturday May 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the elegant, upscale restaurant, SIX TABLES.....



Bea Fogelman 
Can What Happens In California Stay In California? Crossover column
An article written by Los Angeles Times columnist, Evan Halper, tucked in the corner of a page of the Las Vegas Review Journal, caught my eye.   I quote, “Advocates say that more than 250,000 Americans are running their vehicles on cooking oil, with the biggest concentration in California....



  Chick Hughes
  This Weeks Pick's From Chick's Chicks
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....

  Pet of the Week                           

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - May 16th
This week's Pet of the Week..


  The Vegas Eye                   
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Jackson confirmed he is in discussions with Colony and its founder, Tom Barrack Jr., "with regard to the ranch and other matters." Wonder what they’re NEGOTIATING about? Could it be … A SHOW?? Are we correct in saying that Michael Jackson will sing and dance in the showroom of his former father-in-law, Elvis Presley? ...

  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses           

Mary Ann Butcher
According to experts, it is a seminar offered by a company via the web that is interactive and typically contains audio and video.  It also typically has a moderator helping the presenter by organizing questions from the audience......


  Our Diverse Community             

Hispanic community
Joint Chamber Luncheon

  Join the Asian, Urban and Latin Chamber's Joint Luncheon.....

  Our Diverse Community                         

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
What activity, hobby, career-change, relationship or spiritual commitment have you been putting off? Today, take a positive action step. All you have to do is to try with all your might. The Light will help you with the rest......


  Our Diverse Community                       

Young Israel-Aish
The Word

  Rabbi Wyne gives insight on the meaning of lashon hara and how the way we speak effects each other and our lives.....


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker           
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Rulings in Poker

I get a lot of correspondence on rules questions. Here is an e-mail about a tournament situation in which a poker player (likely a rookie) made an error resulting from misunderstanding the betting, and he was forced, against his intention, to raise the pot......




Armed Forces Day Saturday May 17th




  Academy Of Country Music Award Winners Randy Owen & Sugarland   
  to Perform At The Fremont Street Experience May 16 & 17  


Fremont Street Experience to host country music sensations Randy Owen, former lead singer of Alabama and current debut solo album artist, and Sugarland, the country superstar duo nominated for multiple 2008 ACM awards. The concerts are part of the week’s festivities leading up to the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18. Both concerts at Fremont Street are free and open to the public.
Randy Owen will perform songs from his debut solo album One on One on Friday, May 16 at 10:30 p.m. His current single, “Braid My Hair” has been a fixture on the country charts since its release in early 2008. Owen received 66 nominations and 19 wins from ACM as lead singer of Alabama.

Former ACM “New Duo/Group of the Year” winner Sugarland is nominated for four Academy of Country Music Awards this year for their multi platinum-selling album Enjoy the Ride. Sugarland will take the stage following the Academy of Country Music 5th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride and Jam on Saturday, May 17 at 10:30 p.m..

VCO sends Mazel Tov on Israel's 60th Anniversary




“ICE” Celebrates One Year at The Riviera


with “1 day, $1 tickets” for Las Vegas locals on May 21st





“ICE: The Show from Russia” is celebrating its first anniversary at the Riviera Hotel and Casino and Las Vegas locals are welcomed to celebrate.  Available for purchase on May 21, ICE is offering “one day, $1 tickets” to all Las Vegas residents (valid ID required) to commemorate their successful year at the Strip Resort.


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

Theme for May- Spring & Love

C'mon VCO readers.... Isn't ANYONE in Love?

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

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Michael Jacobs 


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Irma Dehoyos

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Jeff Custis

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Robert Powley 

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Melinda Neal

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Paola Hutto

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Peggy Spencer
“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER Rhonda Rinebold
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER JoAnn Komanowski

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Michael Buckley
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