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This Week's Flyer Contains:

Celebrate Nevada Day

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

VCO Welcomes our Newest Columnist

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway



Nevada became a state (admitted to the Union) October 31, 1864, so Nevada Day is October 31st of each year. However, with the passage of AB396 by the 1997 Nevada State Legislature, Nevada voters, on November 3, 1998 advised the 1999 legislature they wanted to celebrate Nevada Day on the "last" Friday in October beginning in 2000. The legislature, after much heated debate, complied.  Nevada Day is presently a state holiday recognized on the last Friday in October with the parade on the Saturday following.    This year Nevada Day will be observed Friday, October 31, 2008 and the Nevada Day Parade will be held Saturday, November 1st. starting promptly at 10:00 A.M. rain or shine! Learn more HERE










Featured Artists

for the Month of November

Concert That Never Was








Featured Announcement

Don't Forget to Vote

  Tuesday November 4th  
  John McCain   Senator Barack Obama  
  The Issues   The Issues  


VCO is proud to Welcome Our Newest Columnist


Transition Services

Transition Services began in 1998 to assist people in Las Vegas with disabilities in finding meaningful employment in a supportive atmosphere.  At that time, and still true today, the choices in employment for people with disabilities is limited.  The visionary founders recognized the need for a progressive kind of work model, one that offered more choices, and more individualized attention to help people find a better way to connect with their communities and find meaning for themselves.

Transition Services will share their work and keep the community aware of their programs.

Happy Halloween Reminder Daylight Saving Time Ends

Today is Halloween. We at VCO hope you enjoy Halloween... but please be careful and look out for kids out "trick-or-treating"!

For some Halloween ideas from around town for kids and adults click on link.



Starting in 2007, daylight time begins in the United States on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. On the second Sunday in March, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time. On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time.


This week's "Friday Football Forecast"


"The Beauties vs. The Beasts"


Click HERE for Week 9 of the 2008 NFL season

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

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October 31st Featured Co-columns:

Layoff Children’s Futures
Are We There Yet?
Time To Get RIP’d

  Nevada Government                       
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Governor Hosts Housing Recovery Task Force

Governor Jim Gibbons today hosted the first meeting of his Housing Recovery Act Implementation Task Force, opening the formal discussion regarding how the state and local governments will leverage their funding allocation from the federal housing bailout this summer......



  Nevada Government             

Senator Harry Reid
Reid, Goodman, Ross Tour L V Neighborhood Affected By Foreclosures
“The foreclosure crisis is hitting our city neighborhoods hard and thanks to the recent federal legislation that was passed due in large part to Senator Reid's efforts, we will be able to revive these neighborhoods and begin the road to economic recovery,” Goodman said.......

You Too
Can Help Our

  Nevada Government                 

Senator John Ensign
Weekly Updates
Senators John Ensign and Harry Reid celebrated the success of the Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act, which was signed into law ten years ago......



  Nevada Government                     
  Congresswoman Shelley Berkley   
  Berkley Backing Swift Action on New Recovery Package

“Experts tell us that for every $1 billion we invest in infrastructure, 47,000 more jobs will be created.   Nevada’s unemployment rate has already reached record levels, so job creation must be a priority when we move to pass any recovery package....



  Nevada Government                 

Department of Business and Industry
Homeowners: Be Informed about Foreclosure Consulting Services
The Nevada Division of Mortgage Lending and the Consumer Affairs Division are warning homeowners to be cautious when contracting with companies representing themselves as “foreclosure consultants”..........


  Las Vegas Government            

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

October 11th Robbery

On October 11, 2008, at approximately 11:45 a.m., the pictured suspect robbed a convenience store in the area of Alexander and Rainbow. The suspect entered the business pretending to be a customer......

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For Updates

  City of North Las Vegas           
  North Las Vegas Scares Up Some Halloween Fun

The North Las Vegas Police Department will hold its annual Safe Halloween event from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot at Home Depot, 1275 W. Craig Road, near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard......



  Presidential Candidates               
  Barack Obama      
  The Issues

For those who are undecided, please look over the issues and how I will lead our country.....

  Another Invitation from Barack Obama
  This Saturday, November 1st, please join Barack Obama in Henderson, where he will talk about his vision for creating the kind of change we need....


  Presidential Candidates                 
  John McCain
The Issues

For those who are undecided, please look over the issues and how I will lead our country.....


  Politically Speaking                         

Sergeant Deborah Galan 
Time To Get RIP’d
What is meant by this Army acronym? Replacement In Place. It’s time for us to train our replacements and prepare to head back home to our families and friends and to the beauty and strength that is our home, America......



  Politically Speaking                          

Veterans In Politics
International Proudly Endorses Question 5 for our child's future
Do you support the imposition of an additional hotel and motel room tax of not more than 3 percent to be used in the first 2 years after imposition to avoid large cuts in the funding of education and other state programs and to be used thereafter to increase the funding of K-12 Education......



  Monthly Horoscope                      
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
November '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 10-25-08 - 10-31-08

An e-mail announcing the possibility that Siegfried & Roy would be returning to the stage "on a regular basis" is raising eyebrows.......


  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams    
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Haunted house sends Jonas Brothers “screaming” from the strip....


  The Hundred Million Dollar Voice          
  Terry Fator
Hello From Syracuse!

Melinda and I took possession of our new home in Vegas, a condo overlooking the strip. It was so amazing getting back from a show and sitting at our little breakfast nook drinking a cup of coffee while overlooking the beautiful lights......


  An Imperial Life                             
  Little Anthony
Dreams, Dreams, Dreams

I’ve been coming to Vegas for a long time and it was 1965 when Little Anthony & The Imperials first set foot on ‘The Strip”. We were in our mid-20s and we performed at the old Flamingo lounge......


  Ask Gennifer with a G                
  Gennifer Flowers
  Thoughts From a Lipstick Republican
How about this election?  Very interesting, huh?  While I have been unpacking boxes and working on my singing act, I have also been paying attention to this on going soap opera like saga called the presidential campaign......

  Publisher's Favorite E-mails                    
  Marleen Marino
Just type in any song that was ever played, and see what happens.  Then, following the end of the song, it will keep playing songs of the same era forever.....



  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 10-31-08

Comedian George Wallace will host the private 15th annual Holiday Cactus Lighting at Ethel's Cactus Garden on Nov. 18, which will kick off the holiday season...........


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Victoria Alexander

Week of October 31, 2008                             

Islam is the Light, Movie This Week: “W”, Magic & Medicine, Alchemy Conference: Pradheep Chhalliyill and Archdruid John Michael Greer, China’s major assets, and more….....



Pete Allman
Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop: A Las Vegas Tradition
For more than four decades, Las Vegas locals and visitors alike have rated Jerry’s Nugget one of the favorite casinos in town. And Jerry’s Famous Coffee Shop located there is top-notch with desserts that any world-class restaurant would envy…...

  Anthony Wilson Adds to Real Estate Value
Real Estate Broker Anthony Wilson has taken real estate selling to a new level. Wilson, who has worked previously with companies such as Painted Desert Realty and Centennial Hills Realty over several years, is now taking the opportunity to promote high-rises in Las Vegas....


Carol Lane Patterson
Nights in Rodanthe
Richard Gere and Diane Lane get together again, this time a bit more amicably than they did in their 2002 Unfaithful, where they were doing the lover’s quarrel in the sinister dance mode. For Nights In Rodanthe, the two quietly, smoothly dance into each other’s arms in an unlikely manner posed by a script with so few characters there is no way they could miss each other.……


  Chick Hughes 
  Rick's Cabaret Press Party!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals, (With Bonus Photo's & Video)....

  The Vegas Eye                             

The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
We received a call today from 70 year old celebrity Monti Rock III who was apparently told that he was dis-invited from the Criss Angel Believe opening.....


  Pet of the Week                          

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - October 31st
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback!    


Battle of Sarah Palin


Leave Sarah Alone

  Joe the Plumber, Meyer the Buyer, Benny the Bagel Man
  What is a Billion?
  Palin, The Aerial Hunter

Ron Howard, Henry Winkler & Andy Griffith Support OBAMA!!!


  Hot Tips for Cool Investors         
  Barry Goren            
Are We There Yet?
  I smell fear. I feel pain. I don't want to get out of bed in the morning. Maybe it will all be good tomorrow. Sound familiar?......

  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary                

Jill Curtis
A Beautiful Day, Warm and Clear
It's cold in the morning, but really warms up. This is one of the best times of the year in the desert........


  Networking…Las Vegas Style              

Sherial Bratcher
Upcoming Events
Everywhere you turn, every time you open the paper, turn on the radio or watch the evening news the picture that is being painted is bleak....


  Transition Services                           

Transition Services
Special-Needs Artists Thank American Troops
When some of the artists who work in our supported employment programs came to me requesting we send some of our amazing greeting cards to troops stationed overseas....


  A Woman's Point of View                        

Cjay Judd
Astronaut Sally Ride Endorses Obama-Biden & Are you Better Off
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. Harry S. Truman .....



Anthony and Brandon Gallion
Layoff Children’s Futures
We recently heard that due to possible budget cuts the school district is likely be forced to layoff thousands of employees, including classroom specialists, teacher mentors and other support staff.  Come on people what’s next? Why not just close schools all together send kids to the streets! Then we can use all those empty schools for prisons, because without an education, that is where these kids could end up.....


  Feng Shui Tips                                           

Consy Malasoma
Recession –Proof Your Life Using Feng Shui
I decided that given the economic “trends” these past several months this would be a good time to review the benefits of Feng Shui.......


  Our Diverse Community                              

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
Whatever you have right now is yours because at some point you desired it. The trick is to constantly remind yourself of why you wanted it in first place. Go back to those feelings today. That's what being grateful is about.......


  Our Diverse Community                              

Young Israel-Aish
The Garden of Eden


Rabbi Wyne gives insight on Adam and the Garden....




  Our Diverse Community                             

Sin City Chamber of Commerce
Search For Sin City’s Devil Girl
Sin City Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is partnering with 24 Frame Productions to launch a city-wide model search for the 2009 Sin City Chamber's Devil Girl..........


  Blind Center of Nevada                          

Eye Care Information Expo for Local Professionals
Are you a teacher, social worker, hospital administrator, community advocate or citizen who encounters the public on a daily basis in your position and might know of someone in need of financial assistance for an eye exam or eyeglasses?.........


The Medicine Cabinet

  Medicine Cabinet

How it Works
The MEDICINE CABINET and your physician work together to provide assistance with over 2,000 commonly prescribed medications. If you do not have a primary physician, we do have a referral list available for residents in the Nevada area..........



  Computer Talk                        

My Secure PC
A current list of Hotmail scams making their rounds
Look who deleted you from MSN. You are supposed to go to a (bogus) website and enter your credentials to find this information, which by the way, cannot be known (according to MSN).....


Ms. Poker                                         
  Susie Isaacs
  The Week Before Halloween

It is official. "Midnight" the black cat that turns demonic after a paw petting (see previous blog) was kidnapped on Saturday, Oct. 18 from Lady Pink's Spook Palace. The following ransom was received by Doralee Rae (aka Lady Pink) on Monday, Oct. 20......


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker            
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Big Mistakes

As a prelude to a poker problem, I am going to give you a backgammon problem. Oh, you don't know how to play backgammon? That's OK, as long as you know a little bit about gambling. The only part of backgammon that interests us is the doubling cube.......





Building on the success of National Car Care Month in April, Fall Car Care Month in October was launched in 2005. There is industry-wide interest in seasonal options for car care events, which are geared toward focusing motorists’ attention on preparing their vehicles for winter. Taking an active role in maintaining your vehicle is best way to avoid costly repairs down the road. Learn more HERE




Presidential Race Still Too Close To Wax!


Photo of Clay Head Molds Of Presidential Hopefuls


Senator John McCain & Senator Barack Obama


In the spirit of election time, Madame Tussauds is releasing clay head images of both presidential hopefuls, Senator John McCain, and Senator Barack Obama. These clay sculptures will be used to create the entire wax figure of this year’s election winner, and it will be revealed on inauguration day (January 20, 2009.)

Wax figures of new President to be unveiled in all three U.S. Madame Tussauds attractions – New York, Washington D.C. and Las Vegas on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009


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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


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Two sets of  "Dinner for 2"
  at Benihana   
  Two sets of " Dinner for 2"  
   at TJ's Steakhouse   
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Weekly Giveaway

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
WINNER Shannon Conley

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton


WINNER Valerie Kielbasa


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER  Robyn Bonk

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Rita Williams

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Monica Taylor

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Monica Isles

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Liz Lichty

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Mac Lovig Jr.
The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Sazzy Konshak
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Larysa McGee

Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
WINNER Kent Litchfield
Scarlett – Princess of Magic
in the V Theater
at Planet Hollywood
WINNER Kathleen Paustian
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