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May 26th is Memorial Day

Featured Artist of the May

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes it's Newest Columnist

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Theme for May- Spring & Love

Weekly Prize Giveaway



To learn how Memorial Day began, click HERE

Ways to Observe Memorial Day - Memorial Day reminds us of our duties towards the wounded soldiers and the bereaved families, orphans and widows of the dead soldiers. We should honor the dead by adorning their sacred remains with flowers and garlands and show our gratitude towards them in the following ways: Adorning the graves of the soldiers with flags or flowers, Visiting cemeteries and memorials, Furling the American Flag at half-mast until noon, Furling the 'POW/MIA Flag', Keep silence for a minute at 3 p.m., 'National Moment of Remembrance' and listen to Taps being played, Take a pledge to aid the disabled veterans, widows, widowers and orphans of the dead and keep it, You may support the efforts to restore the traditional day of observance of Memorial Day back to May 30th or Offering thanks to the veterans and appreciating the ultimate sacrifices of the soldiers to the bereaved families personally may help too.



Featured Artist

for the Month: May

George Wallace


Featured Announcement:

May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports ("May Month") Toolkit

This toolkit is provided as a resource for you to use to celebrate physical activity and fitness at any time throughout the year. As National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, May is suggested as an ideal time to celebrate active living.

Activity Ideas




VCO is proud to Welcome Our Newest Columnist


Bruce Merrin

Most local Las Vegans know Bruce from his Celebrity Speakers & Entertainment Bureau which is celebrating its 34 year anniversary. They are among the most elite and prestigious speakers’ bureaus worldwide. With three decades of consummate experience, they have booked every Past President of the United States going back to Ronald Reagan. CSEB have booked all 7 of the original astronauts, major sports superstars, megastar celebrities, best selling authors, business experts and international newsmakers.

But... Bruce is also an avid tennis player, and will be sharing some “Tennis Talk” with the VCO community.


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Columns of the Week:
Beware of "POSTCARD" Virus

  Nevada Government         
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update
  Governor Jim Gibbons today signed emergency regulations to help ensure children born to Nevada prison inmates are placed in the custody of a responsible caregiver..........

  Nevada Government         
  Senator Harry Reid
The Farm Bill Helps Families Fight High Food Costs
Families who never thought they would need it are lining up for help. Demand for food stamps has more than doubled in Nevada over the past 7 years. The Farm Bill includes $7.8 billion in new funding to strengthen the purchasing power of food stamp benefits......
You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government             
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
  Weekly Update

Congresswoman Shelley Berkley voted in favor a new GI Bill that will provide full college scholarships to returning service members.... “Passage of The Justin Bailey Act will help to ensure we have the mental health resources and substance abuse treatment programs needed to care for our veterans......


  Nevada Government                 
  Department of Business and Industry
Nevada Commission on Minority Affairs Elects Chair & Vice Chair
The Nevada Commission on Minority Affairs held its first meeting of the newly appointed body on Tuesday, May 6.  At the meeting, the Commission elected its Chairman and Vice-Chairman from the nine members recently appointed by the Legislative Commission......

  Las Vegas Government        

Department of Planning & Development

International Sustainability Organization Honors Las Vegas
The city of Las Vegas was honored as a “Key City for CAPPA,” by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability at the Local Action Summit North America held in Albuquerque yesterday......

  Presidential Candidates       
  Senator Hillary R. Clinton       
Senator Clinton Speaks in Kentucky

Senator Clinton speaks after her huge win in Kentucky ......


  Presidential Candidates   
  Barack Obama      
  Senator Barack Obama Speaks to almost 80,000

Barack Obama Rally at Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon on May 18, 2008....


  Presidential Candidates     
  John McCain
I Intend to Address America's Energy Policies
Whether we call it "climate change" or "global warming," in the end we're all left with the same set of facts. Good stewardship, prudence and simple common sense demand that we act to meet the challenge and act quickly......


  Politically Speaking            
  Sergeant Deborah Galan
K9 Sergeant Liska
This is a group of photos all taken on Mothers day spending time with a real hero......


  Politically Speaking      
  John Daly
Being John Daly
Some folks think I should change my name to either The Real John Daly or No Not That John Daly........


  Politically Speaking            

Veterans In Politics
Candidate Endorsement Interview & Program Announcements
The Veterans In Politics International is giving you an opportunity to see your candidates in our Candidate 2008 Endorsement Interview PART 1.....



  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 5-17-08 - 5-23-08

Wayne Newton is returning to the Las Vegas Strip for the first time in more than a year after a heart scare. He'll be performing at the MGM Grand's Hollywood Theatre for three weeks this year: July 31 to Aug. 6, Oct. 16-22 and Nov. 13-19.........


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams        
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Gossips are going into over-drive trying to figure out whats going on between pop-princess Britney Spears and our Palms resort hotel mogul, George Maloof. Just before she fled to Belize for a Caribbean sun, sand and sea vacation with Mel Gibson and his family she had dinner out at the chic Sur restaurant in Beverly Hills with George.....

Visit VCO's
For Daily


Your Latest Feedback!


Chutzpah 101


My Short Bucket List


Open Invitation to Obama, Clinton & McCain For Dinner at My House


  May Photos      

Photos for 5/23                        




Would You Eat At This Restaurant?

  North pole Sunset

  Poems, Odes and More   

The Sight of You      

  Poem submitted


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails     
  Marleen Marino
Beware of "POSTCARD" Virus
I received this information about a computer virus to watch out for.........


  The Art Institute of Las Vegas       
Art Institutes Names Best Teen Chef 2008
Miller won a full tuition scholarship worth more than $40,000 to study Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta and the opportunity to serve as “Intern for a Day” at the Food Network Kitchens....


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 05-23-08

New York Times best-selling author Rita Rudner had her latest book, I Still Have It…. I Just Can't Remember Where I Put It, released earlier this month........



Victoria Alexander
Viewpoint on Vegas: May 23, 2008
Masquerade Hope Gala, Indiana Jones, Mount Everest, Movie This Week and Personal Chef Bev......



Celebrity Chef Connection 
La Salsa Cantina
There are certainly many Mexican restaurants in Southern Nevada and one of the best is La Salsa Cantina in the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.   It was my friend Schree’s birthday and did we celebrate!  It was one of the best times I ever had and partying at La Salsa Cantina was a big part of the celebration........



Pete Allman
Italian Dinner and Concert Package at Louise's Trattoria
Louise's Trattoria in Los Feliz truly serves Italian California cuisine with a light flair. Their special dinner and Greek Theatre concert package has patrons coming back for more....



Xania Woodman               
The Latest From The Circuit
Memorial Day Weekend is finally upon us and with it, a packed itinerary of daytime pool parties. Ironic then that May should be National Skin Cancer Awareness Month...



Vudu Spellz          
Memorial Weekend
Spend your Memorial weekend with Tony Terry at the Cayliz Jazz Supper Club.....



Bea Fogelman 
Tribute Artists on TV And Film
During the past four years Celebrity Impersonators have taken to the spotlight on the television screen, commercials and in movie film, creating a phenomenon that goes deeper than just seeking casts for the reels.....


  Chick Hughes
  Chick Meets Playboys Playmate Of The Year 2008
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....

  Pet of the Week               

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - May 23rd
This week's Pet of the Week..


  The Vegas Eye                  
  The Vegas Eye             
The Latest From the EYE
Check out this photo taken from last night’s filming of American Idol Extra. In other photos, JD Roberto got the first sit-down interview with American Idol winner David Cook on American Idol Extra....

  The Upper Crust                 

Clair Zeto
So, What is Speed Networking?
Speed networking is truly the Networking of Today! And no matter what the venue – professionals agree without these “Speed Networking” events it would take years to do what you can accomplish with one single event.


  Women's Chamber of Commerce       

June Beland
Save the Date
Headed by Marlena Safarian and Jammie Hsu our two new inductees into the Young Professional Women's Hall of Fame....


  Our Diverse Community               

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
It's a law of the universe that judgment attracts judgment. If that's the frame of mind we consciously choose to be in, then that's what we'll create for ourselves. What we really want to do is inject compassion, or what the Kabbalists call mercy, into every situation......


  Our Diverse Community               

Young Israel-Aish


Rabbi Yitzchak Wyne gives insight on the importance of friendships in our lives.....



  Nevada Cancer Institute
Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic
UNLV Men’s Basketball Coach Lon Kruger welcomed several of the country’s elite coaching staff for the Coaches vs. Cancer Las Vegas Golf Classic, raising $152,000 that will go towards research, education and treatment programs within Nevada Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society.....


  Kangen Water
  Free Gallon of Wellness Water
  Presentation Demo every Saturday @ 1 pm. we're all about Natural Oxidation Reduction...

  Tennis Talk                           
  Bruce Merrin
Bruce WINS First Round Tourney Match vs. 20 Year Old Kid!!!!
Well, last night (May 20) I won perhaps my biggest match of my life because my opponent was a talented 20 year old kid from the Philippines and I am 63!!!!.....

The Best of "the Coach's" Poker           
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Five Major Leaks

As a poker coach, I get to see a lot of leaks that need plugging. My teaching method is primarily to talk to my students about hands they have played, and try to correct their mistakes......




James and the Giant Peach




  Insurgo Theater Movement Announces Auditions  

 A new adaptation of Shakespeare's

A Midsummer Nights Dream


May 24th and 25th from 5-7pm @ onyx theatre. Please prepare a classic monologue or passage. Email for more information to director [email protected]. Performances are July 18-Aug 9. All ethnicities/ages urged to attend (18+). A few roles require nudity





The Sixth Annual Best in Show Fundraiser


Don’t miss the fun as John O’Hurley, actor and television personality, brings his love of animals and hilarious comedic style to help Clark County and the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas’ lost, stray and abandoned dogs find loving homes. John O'Hurley will be joined by guests Robin Leach, Louie Anderson, and Zowie Bowie.

The Sixth Annual Best in Show Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, June 1 between 1 – 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now $12.50 for adults, $5.00 for children 2-12 years of age and seniors. For tickets call 284-7777




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

$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 Bonnie Farina

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Alisia Schmidt


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Miguel Perez

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Maureen D'Alessio

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Bethany Showell

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Pam Sossamon

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Kristin Maizel
“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER Richard Williams
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Sora Iooq

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Marisa Germano

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