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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes our Newest Columnists

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway


Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer.  It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.

About 182,460 women in the United States will be found to have invasive breast cancer in 2008. About 40,480 women will die from the disease this year. Right now there are about two and a half million breast cancer survivors in the United States.

The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 35. Breast cancer death rates are going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and improved treatment. 











Featured Artist

for the Month: October

Terry Fator

Featured Announcement:

Pink Jeep Tours and Nevada Cancer Institute



Pink Jeep Tours and Nevada Cancer Institute will kick off October's Breast Cancer Awareness month with the first "Trek for the Cure."  Throughout October, Pink Jeep Tours will donate $4.80 from the sales of all Red Rock Tours to the Nevada Cancer Institute.  To book, call 888-900-4480 or visit












Spread the Word Nevada


VCO is proud to Welcome Our Newest Columnist

Spread the Word Nevada Kids to Kids is a children's literacy project sponsored by Spread the Word Nevada. The flagship program of Kids to Kids distributes books in elementary schools throughout Southern Nevada. Young children who own books will read them over and over again, memorizing the stories and learning to follow and identify the words on each page. Kids to Kids puts books into the homes of youngsters and gives them the opportunity to develop their own personal library collections for use at home. These books are kept and treasured.


Blind Center of Nevada

VCO is proud to Welcome Our Newest Columnist

The Blind Center of Nevada is a day center for the blind and visually impaired in Southern Nevada. They offer round trip transportation (15 mile radius) from your home to their center with free lunch served 3 days a week. They have a computer lab, talking books library, ceramics, music, choir, and drama classes, all at NO COST to the participant. The Blind Center of Nevada is open Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm. Their membership is open to those who are blind or have a condition that could lead to blindness, teens-seniors.


This week's "Friday Football Forecast"


"The Beauties vs. The Beasts"


Click HERE for Week 5 of the 2008 NFL season

Mystic Mona
Casey Smith  
"The Tout"  
"Mouth of Motown"  

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October 3rd Featured Co-columns:

$50 Mammograms Available to Uninsured Nevada Women
Stand Out Above The Crowd

  Nevada Government        
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Updates

Governor Gibbons had requested Loux’s resignation earlier this month. Governor Gibbons also sent correspondence last week to Richard Bryan, Chair of the Commission requesting that the Commission remove Mr. Loux from his position......

  Governor’s Letter to Chancellor James Rogers
  Thank you for your latest round of letters advocating against any spending reductions whatsoever in the budget of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). I continue to be perplexed by your apparent attitude that the economic downturn is being relished and is seen as a long-awaited opportunity to slash budgets.


  Nevada Government                     

Senator Harry Reid
EPA’s Weak Radiation Standard For Yucca Mountain
Nevada Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s new final standard for what it considers acceptable public radiation exposure from the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump: a decision based on flawed science that will put millions of Nevadans at risk.......

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  Nevada Government                 

Senator John Ensign
Ensign Testifies On Dangers Of Yucca Mountain
I believe that we need to do what this country does best:  innovate and lead the world in cutting edge technologies.  Unfortunately, with Yucca Mountain, we have been way behind the curve on how we manage our spent nuclear fuel........

  Obama And Pelosi Divided Over Investment In Clean Energy
  Senator John Ensign, coauthor of the renewable energy bill being blocked by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, released the following statement after Senator Barack Obama called for more investment in renewable energy....


  Las Vegas Government         

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

  This story is about LVMPD's ARMOR unit....


  City of North Las Vegas           
  Pink Fire Truck Rolls into Town

The country's only pink fire truck is making its only Nevada stop in North Las Vegas on Wednesday, Oct. 15, as part of the national Pink Ribbon Tour to raise breast cancer awareness.....



  City of Henderson                     
  Shakespeare in the Park

Share this beautiful yet sad story of young lovers. The Montagues and Capulets families hate each other, but their children fall in love and secretly marry. This great love story turns tragic when the young lovers meet their death......

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  Presidential Candidates
  Barack Obama      
  Vice Presidential Debate

Senator Joe Biden debates Governor Sarah Palin



  Presidential Candidates          
  John McCain
Vice Presidential Debate
  Governor Sarah Palin debates Senator Joe Biden

Politically Speaking                          
  John Daly
Who and What To Believe? Or Just Ignore Them?
This is a posting that makes me think ignorance is more than bliss. It might make sense in some cases. But let’s look at why so many folks ignore the news and the news media. I also offer a great tool to make news gathering easier and more enjoyable...........

  Politically Speaking                        
  Johnathan L. Abbinett
The Beginning of “The End”
Insanity is generally, that is to say commonly, defined as “Doing the same thing, over and over, but, expecting a different result!”  It’s one thing to make a stupid mistake – it’s very much another thing to be stupid and stubborn and insist on making the same mistake a second time.  The third time we repeat that mistake, then, we’ve gone beyond just stupid or stupid and stubborn – it is just “NUTS” – as in, “CRAZY” – as in, “INSANE!”......


  Politically Speaking                    
  Center for Strategic Analysis 
Know Your Enemy - Seminar 4 on Terrorism  A Friendly Reminder
The seminar will be conducted by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from our nation's intelligence agencies, counter-terrorism experts, specialists from academia, and individuals with a unique understanding of the "Terrorist mindset" and why they hate us.....

  Monthly Horoscope                      
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
October '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 9-27-08 - 10-03-08

In a ceremony Friday that featured three of his old pals, the Las Vegas Walk of Stars honored The King with a celebrity star that will go in front of the Riviera near those of fellow icons Liberace and Sammy Davis Jr......


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams 
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Mother Nature’s Autumn Spectacular Is A Glorious Colorful New Attraction At The Bellagio....


  The Mentalist                         
  Gerry McCambridge
  The Horses' Mouth
On September 15th or 16th, I received a call from Mike Weatherford from the Las Vegas Review Journal.  He wanted to chat about the fact that CBS had a weekly TV series titled "The Mentalist.".....

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails                
  Marleen Marino
  On Aging
I CAN HEAR JUST FINE: Three retirees, each with a hearing loss, were playing golf one fine March day. One remarked to the other, 'Windy, isn't it?' 'No,' the second  man replied, 'it's Thursday.' And the third man chimed in, 'So am I. Let's have a beer.'....


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 10-03-08

America's favorite siblings, Donny and Marie Osmond, recently unveiled their much-anticipated headlining variety show at the Flamingo Las Vegas..........


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Victoria Alexander

Week of October 03, 2008                             

Movies This Week, The Duchess, Towelhead, Eagle Eye, Appaloosa, and more.......



Pete Allman
Sushisamba Sugarcane Excites the Senses
Sushisamba Sugarcane Boutique Nightclub in a top Las Vegas Strip resort-casino, the Palazzo, is where the sights, sounds and sensational food come together for a colorful, cultural experience…..



Chuck Rounds                    
Las Vegas Entertainment News October 2008
Spring and fall are my favorite times of the year. The weather is perfect, and one gets filled with a sense of renewal. The summers get long in Vegas.......



Carol Lane Patterson
Righteous Kill
8 years into this century, we revisit the 20th Century to do a remake/revision of Heat. Al Pacino and Robert De Niro are good at what they do, which is mostly play east-coast types prone to thug-gery, regardless of which side of the law they are actually situated.……



Celebrity Chef Connection
Showcase 2008
Praml International, distributor of gourmet food and Regency Wines, Inc. presented their Showcase 2008, a trade show for the hospitality industry at the Orleans Hotel and Casino Sept. 8 and 9.....

  New Fall Line Up for Vegas PBS   Bonus Column
  Tom Axell, General Manager for PBS, spoke at a recent event about the new fall line-up at Vegas PBS, broadcast Channel 10....


Kid Cary
Hot & Tricky
She is HOT, with her gleaming red hair, and psyche green eyes; Scarlett has a very mysterious look about her, just perfect for a magician. She had some very good illusions, in fact her idol, Houdini, would be very proud of her. ....



Bea Fogelman 
Remembering Vince Lombardi
As the coach of the Green Bay Packers he said there was no room for second place, that football was a game and it has been an American zeal to be first in anything we do and to win… and to win…and to win....


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn                        

Old Time Reunion Party


Hooray!  The secret is out and it’s coming soon.  Without advertising, somehow the word gets out each year. For 13 years, about 1,000 people who have been living in Las Vegas for 30 years or more show up for a fabulous evening of nostalgia and mingling called OLD TIME REUNION PARTY.......



The Valley News Team  
Fashionably Fall
The arrival of the Fall season culminates is the beginning of the end of the calendar year, but it is the start of a new fashion season – time for a new look – an revival of old themes with new tweaks – and a chance for a new look – both introspectively and physically......


  Chick Hughes 
  This Week with Chick at Lavo
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....


Opera Las Vegas

  Opera Classics Concert
Famous opera scenes featuring eight soloists and a fifty-voice chorus will grace the stage on Friday, October 17th, 8:00 p.m., at The Doc Rando Recital Hall in The Thomas Beam Music Center at UNLV......

  The Vegas Eye                              

The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
The 2008 ‘Lights In The Sky’ World Tour has been extended with new North American dates, with the final leg of the tour taking place in Las Vegas at the Theatre for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Saturday, December 13th at 8pm. ........


  Opportunity Village              

Opportunity Village
Tony Orlando to Perform Benefit Concert
Tony Orlando will partner with Opportunity Village for a benefit concert on Saturday, October 11, at 2 p.m., with all of the proceeds benefiting the Las Vegas charity....


  Pet of the Week                       

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - October 3rd
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback!

  Be Aware When you Vote
  Bush in Drag

Anita Hill, Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton  


Farewell Paul


Mommy's Busy


McCain's YouTube Problem Just Became a Nightmare


Don't let them insult your intelligence


The Sarah Palin Pity Party


  Poems, Odes and More           
  Lord How Do I Sound To You
  By My Example
  You Made Your Mistakes
  Poems submitted

  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary                       

Jill Curtis
It all started out as a great day
Mendoza gets a thorough bath. But then, Jill and Sally had to leave the ranch early today as one of our Assisted Living old guys was acting odd....


  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses              

Mary Ann McQueen Butcher
Stand Out Above The Crowd
Keep in mind; branding isn’t just about promoting yourself. It’s about creating a trusting relationship. It’s like buying a certain brand of jeans because you like the way they make your butt look. You go with that brand because you know what they’re all about. You want potential employers to feel the same way about you.....


  The Upper Crust                         

Clair Zeto
Monthly Networking Mixer A Friendly Reminder
The Social Register of Las Vegas cordially invites you and your guests to the finest business networking event in Las Vegas! On Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 6:00 pm........



Spread the Word Nevada                   


Kids to Kids Distributes One Millionth Book
On September 15, 2008 Spread the Word Nevada: Kids to Kids celebrated the distribution of its one-millionth book at an event on September 15 at Sunrise Acres Elementary School.........


  Blind Center of Nevada                      

Blind Center October Events
The Blind Center will have a table at the UNLV Think Ability Fair. and have a table at the Opportunity Village Fall Craft and Flea Market.........


  A Women's Point of View                            

C.J. Judd
A Few Things You Should Know
As a retired nurse, it's been obvious to me for some time, that there is something wrong with Senator McCain's health. IMO, I think that he has suffered "mini-strokes", clearly his memory is an issue, and then, there is his temperament.........


  Our Diverse Community                             

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Monthly Insight
The Creator in this verse is teaching us one of the most fundamental of spiritual understandings: we have, imbued within our being all the powers and abilities of the Creator.....


  Our Diverse Community                             

Young Israel-Aish
Rosh Hashanah


Rabbi Yitz Wyne gives insight on the day of judgment, Rosh Hashanah.....




  Nevada Cancer Institute
$50 Mammograms Available to Uninsured Nevada Women
  Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) is offering reduced-cost screening mammograms to uninsured Nevada women over 40 years of age during the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness month......

Ms. Poker                                
  Susie Isaacs
  A Poker Warm and Fuzzy

After my blog about Ocean's Eleven published I got the following email from a dear lady I have known for years, Renee Wexler......


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker         
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  My First World Series of Poker

I would like to tell you about the first time I played in the World Series of Poker championship event. But first, here's a little background. I took up playing no-limit hold'em back in August of 1978, at the age of 37......




Blind Center of Nevada Offering Round Trip Transportation At No Cost


The Blind Center of Nevada is a day center for the blind and visually impaired in Southern Nevada. We offer round trip transportation (15 mile radius) from your home to our center with free lunch served 3 days a week. We have a computer lab, talking books library, ceramics, music, choir, and drama classes, all at NO COST to the participant. The Blind Center of Nevada is open Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm. Our membership is open to those who are blind or have a condition that could lead to blindness, teens-seniors. If you know a loved one that is looking for socialization, this could be the best call you make! Call 642-6000 to schedule your intake appointment today! For more info:




Wine Taster and Fundraiser For Special Needs Children





Spirit Therapies, a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding for special needs children is having their 2nd Annual Taste of Spirit Fundraiser.

The event will be October 4, 2008 from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, 9151 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV.

There will be a dinner, live entertainment, live auction, raffles and lots of fun. All proceeds from the event will benefit special needs children with sponsorship for their lessons and the care and maintenance of the horses and property. Please visit our website at

  Family Fun Festival



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Grand Giveaway


Two sets of tickets for two


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)

  St. Thomas Island Hopper  
  5 Days and 4 Night
7- Day a week arrivals
A $782 Value
(airfare not included)
Two sets of  "Dinner for 2"
  at Benihana   
  Two sets of " Dinner for 2"  
   at TJ's Steakhouse   
  at the Las Vegas Hilton  

Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
WINNER Amy Wittle

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton


WINNER Bill Lackey


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER   Laura  Carroll

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Daniel  Marre

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Cheryl Hollings

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Buzz Frum

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Lois Sheridan

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Meera Kamegai
The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER James Zaro
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER John Worley

Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
WINNER James Sandoval
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