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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Energy Awareness Month

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes our Newest Columnists

VCO Announces it's Newest Weekly Giveaway

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway


October is Energy Awareness Month. The U.S. Department of Energy this year is recognizing the importance of energy efficiency and conservation and working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the Change a Light, Change the World campaign. NEMA and its members are supporting this program and a number of other initiatives that will help the nation achieve its ambitious energy efficiency goals.  Energy Awareness Month has implications far beyond lighting. NEMA members produce a broad spectrum of energy saving devices and works in partnership with various agencies to promote their use to the public. Their members are on the cutting edge of energy efficiency technology and actively promote, often through NEMA, the use of that technology as they have for decades.










Featured Artist

for the Month: October

Terry Fator








Featured Announcement

Early Voting Begins Tomorrow



Early Voting in Nevada

Early voting is easy in Nevada, and is available to every voter. Voters can vote at any location in their respective county where early voting is offered. Early voting offers the following benefits:

Early Voting Dates

General Election Saturday, October 18th – Friday, October 31st

*Hours and locations vary. Check with your local county clerk/ registrar

For More Info Click HERE





VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


Sierra Club

The Sierra Club's members and supporters are more than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature, they work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. 

The Medicine Cabinet




VCO Welcomes Our Newest Columnist


The Medicine Cabinet

The mission of the Medicine Cabinet is to help you obtain  prescription medication for FREE or at low cost to you. The Medicine Cabinet provides these services for individuals who do not have government or private resources available to them.


VCO is Happy to Announce Our Newest Show Giveaway


Scarlett – Princess of Magic




Audiences are dazzled by the beauty, amazing skills and appealing personality of one of the few women who have reached headline status in the entrancing world of magic. Scarlett - Princess of Magic is currently starring in Las Vegas at the V Theater in the Planet Hollywood Hotel. Scarlett’s daytime show is a truly memorable experience: she performs exciting feats of illusion, dressed as memorable Hollywood stars throughout her family friendly show. The eclectic list includes everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Michael Jackson.


This week's "Friday Football Forecast"


"The Beauties vs. The Beasts"


Click HERE for Week 7 of the 2008 NFL season

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

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October 10th Featured Column:

A Little Bit New York and a Little Bit Vegas

  Nevada Government                   
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Updates

On April 28, 2008 the United States Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law requiring photo identification prior to voting. That same day Assembly Minority Leader Heidi Gansert submitted Bill Draft Request 24-79.......



  Nevada Government             

Senator Harry Reid
Weekly Updates
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......

You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government                    

Senator John Ensign
Ensign Urges Feds To Stop Payments To Acorn
In a letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Senator John Ensign called for the suspension of taxpayer dollars that ultimately end up in the hands of such controversial groups as ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.......



  Nevada Government                    
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley   
  NV AG Right to Challenge Flawed Yucca Mtn. Radiation Standards

“Whether it’s the $100 billion price tag or the fact that toxic nuclear waste will be dumped on the door step of Las Vegas for the next million years, the Bush-McCain Yucca Mountain plan is a threat to Nevada’s future and to public safety nationwide.....



  Las Vegas Government           

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

Siegfried & Roy Team Up With The LV Police

Magicians of the century Siegfried & Roy team up with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in support of the 18th Annual K-9 Trials at the Orleans Arena. This event is the largest benefit for the Friends for Las Vegas Police K-9s......



  City of North Las Vegas                 
  City Councilman and Councilwoman Hold Town Hall Meetings

The Town Hall meeting will include discussions on residential issues . The public is encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be available.....



  Presidential Candidates                  
  Barack Obama      
  3rd Presidential Debate

Senator Barack Obama debates Senator John McCain....

  Barack Obama at the Al Smith Memorial Dinner

Barack Obama speaks at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner



  Presidential Candidates                  
  John McCain
3rd Presidential Debate

Senator John McCain debates Senator Barack Obama.

  John McCain at Al Smith Memorial Dinner

John McCain speaks at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner


  Politically Speaking                         

Johnathan L. Abbinett
Dina Titus Best Bet For Vets
There is absolutely no doubt in my heart, mind or soul that Dina Titus will maintain her strong support for doing what is right for our Troops, our Military Families and Disabled Veterans....



  Politically Speaking                        

Veterans In Politics
Veterans In Politics' Endorsements......



  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 10-11-08 - 10-17-08

The Wall Street crisis has sent a chill through the once-blazing Las Vegas nightclub industry, with reports of downsizing and the slashing of celebrity fees.......

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  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams        
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Playboy Mansion Scandal Revealed: Holly Madison Admits She Didn’t Run Security Check On Her Twin Replacements And Spills Secrets About Mindfreak Magician Dates...


  An Imperial Life                          
  Little Anthony
A Little Bit New York and a Little Bit Vegas

My name is Anthony Gourdine but most people call me “Little Anthony” thanks to Alan Freed. I’m a grown man, a grandfather and very much alive. Let me first say, I am privileged to be able to write a column for (Las) Vegas Community Online on a regular basis...


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails                 
  Marleen Marino
  How Long Does It Take To Paint a Feather?
These are FABULOUS!!!..


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 10-17-08

European superstar mind illusionist Keith Barry will perform his "Keith Barry: Hypnomagician" show Oct. 28-Nov. 27 (dark Nov. 6, 14, 15 and 19) at 9:30 p.m. at Planet Hollywood...........


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Victoria Alexander

Week of October 17, 2008                             

Fall Fest Harvest Homecoming. Modesty Patrols & Stoning Returns!  The Center for Strategic Analysis (CSA). Movies This Week. Zack and Miri Make A Porno, Body of Lies, and The Secret Lives of Bees.…......

Jeff McBride’s “Magic at the Edge” at The Palace Station
Want to know how to tell if someone really excels at his or her craft? Ask their peers. In the performance of Magic at the Edge that we attended, there were no less than six professional magicians in the audience, and each introduced by the host. At least one, Steve Wyrick.....


Pete Allman
Alexandre Safonov’s Phoenix, the Freedom Horse
A sculpture of a wild horse made from a tree charred by savage California wildfires symbolizes the hope for our nation that it, too, will rise from current socioeconomic troubles to regain prosperity and success. Phoenix, the Freedom Horse by Alexandre “Sasha” Safonov educates, motivates and captivates onlookers.....



Carol Lane Patterson
Fly Me To The Moon
Sweet, kid movies are an interesting study in complexity. As a cultural directive, things can be alarming, messages muddled.  As an educational tool, Fly Me To The Moon is a fun exercise in teaching tidbits of the famous space jaunt.……



Celebrity Chef Connection
Texas de Brazil Churrascaria
It was on October 13, 1998 in Addison, TX that Salim Asrawi, after living the cattle rancher’s life in Brazil, opened his first Texas de Brazil outside of Dallas.  In ten years, Texas de Brazil has 14 locations across the country (one in Aruba) and the 15th location due to open in Baton Rouge, LA.  That 14th location that just opened is in Las Vegas, located in Town Square.....




Kid Cary
Some people think a critic’s life is easy.  Well, it’s not, going to all the big shows and eating in all the top restaurants in Las Vegas is tough.  First, many of the shows and restaurants, big and small, are not very good....


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn   

Entertainment Tidbits October 2008


As Israel embarks upon its 60th anniversary, the LAS VEGAS PHILHARMONIC honored this significant milestone with a special concert at Artemus Ham Concert Hall at UNLV and a gala Kosher VIP reception......



The Valley News Team  
Blues by the Bay
Good getaway article of what's happening in San Francisco in the fall season......



  Chick Hughes 
  This Week, Chick Goes To The "Blue Martini "
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....

  The Vegas Eye                          

The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
The annual James Beard Foundation Taste America is a national celebration of food, the arts of the table and American cuisine. This year brings some of America’s greatest chefs – winners of the JBF regional Best Chef Awards and other JBF award winners – to Las Vegas..........


  Pet of the Week                     

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - October 17th
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback!

  You Gotta Have A Gimmick

Countdown: Special Comment Oct. 14, 2008


Palin vindicated?


Kids' Poll Predicts President!

  Substance Over Style

A Good Source of Information

  What if?

Hmmmmmmm? November can't come soon enough!


  Poems, Odes and More              

Trying so hard not to cry

  My Bumper

The Tax Poem

  Poems submitted

  Opportunity Village                        

Opportunity Village
Opportunity Village Fall Craft Fair & Flea Market
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....


  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary               

Jill Curtis
Pahrump Girl Scouts Visit Shiloh!
The Pahrump, NV Girl Scouts came out to the rescue on 10/4/08 . There were four troops, with approx 40 girls total.....


  A Woman's Point of View                           

Cjay Judd
This Week
As one who was a victim of violence and hate during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, I am deeply disturbed by the negative tone of the McCain-Palin campaign. What I am seeing today reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history.........


  Our Diverse Community                              

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
We're always asking for one miracle or another. But how often do we ask for miracles to happen to others? This is the difference between being a vessel and being a channel.......


  Our Diverse Community                                   

Young Israel-Aish
A Sweet Sukkos Party at Young Israel Aish Las Vegas


A brief tour and special message from Rabbi Wyne.....




  Smith Plastic Surgery Institute
As a busy plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, I am frequently amazed and dismayed by the often inaccurate and exaggerated claims made about supposedly “new” plastic surgery procedures and technologies.....

  Nevada Cancer Institute
NCI Researcher Awarded Highly Competitive DOD Grant
  This DOD grant will allow us to push forward our breast cancer research program and test a novel strategy for effective treatment of breast cancer,” said Dr. Sun, NVCI director of Cancer Genomics, Division of Basic Science......


  Women's Chamber of Commerce        

June Beland
5th Annual Athena Awards
Please join us as we introduce the 5 nominees in each category "Leadership and Young Professionals"......


  In This Corner                         

Pete Allman
Dawson and Klitschko uplift boxing
Boxing Promoter Gary Shaw says that family men like fighters Chad Dawson, Antonio Tarver, Vitali Klitschko and others are uplifting the image of boxing, along with showing their skill at the sport… ...


Ms. Poker                                          
  Susie Isaacs
  I Promise from Henceforth ...

For those of you who don't know much about poker, I am being sarcastic. I did manage to keep my lead but they are closing in! We are playing for two seats in the 2009 World Series of Poker......


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker          
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Playing on Instinct

As a poker writer and teacher, I often present a poker situation and give a concrete answer as to how you are supposed to handle it. By my categorizing situations and offering solutions, it might appear to some people who do not read my words carefully that I am trying to "program" a player into handling a given situation the same way every time.......




Saturday, October 18, 2008 event has been cancelled

Due to the unforeseen closure of Bugsy's Supper Club by the Internal Revenue Service, Diamond Star Networking events and the Foundation for Positively Kids regret to inform you that the cocktail party and evening of entertainment scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2008 has been cancelled.  The event will be rescheduled at a later date.
We apologize for this inconvenience to our guests.  If you have any questions, please contact Sherial Bratcher at 702-248-3568 or 702-285-8984.




Amazing Grace Ministries Needs Our Community’s Help


Amazing Grace Ministry, based in Las Vegas, is making an appeal to the public to help in their efforts to feed the homeless here in the valley.

Volunteers prepare and serve a home-cooked supper to 250 homeless each Wednesday evening and also provide worship service and continental breakfast each Sunday morning.

Volunteers distribute donations of gently used clothing.

The ministry provides referral services to individuals needing employment, housing, and counseling.

Wednesday Evenings
Christ Church Episcopal, 2110 S. Maryland Parkway

Sunday Mornings
The Salvation Army, 33 W. Owens Street

For more information or to find out how you can help, contact:
Jim Stuhmer, Amazing Grace Ministry
1100 South Buffalo Drive #122, Las Vegas, NV 89117
or email to [email protected]





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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
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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 Kenn Arch

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Joey DiMarino


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER  Nick Constantino

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Kenith Grissom

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Ken Little

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Maggie Goldstein

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Jeff Barton

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Henry Wood
The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Gary Jacobson
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Jean Fouser

Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
WINNER Dee Drenta
Scarlett – Princess of Magic
in the V Theater
at Planet Hollywood
WINNER Kamelia Katib
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