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Sunday is Grandparents Day

Featured Artist of the Month

Featured Announcement

Friday Football Forecast

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway


The history of Grandparents Day can be traced back to the first national Grandparent's Day in 1978. With the efforts of Marian McQuade, she has been recognized nationally by The United States Senate, in particular Senator Alphonse D'Amato, and President Carter as the founder of National Grandparents Day.  McQuade made it her goal to educate the young in the community to the important contributions senior citizens have made, and to the important contributions they are willing to make if asked. She also urged the young to adopt a grandparent, not for 1 day a year, not for material giving, but for a lifetime of experience and caring just waiting to be shared with others. Marian McQuade of Oak Hill, W.V. is credited with lobbying for a national observance of Grandparents Day. Five years later in 1978, Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day and then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation. The statute cites the day's purpose as: "... to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer."











Featured Artist

for the Month: September

Gerry McCambridge

Featured Announcement:
Please Support the Hurricane Victims - Donate to the Red Cross


Food, shelter and emotional support - providing these basic life-saving necessities to residents is the top priority of the Red Cross in the early days of this storm. The Red Cross is committed to keeping people as comfortable as possible until they are able to return home.


The Tout is hoping to continue his 53.5% & plus 23½ units this coming NFL season!


This week's "Friday Football Forecast"


"The Beauties vs. The Beasts"


Click HERE for Week 1 of the 2008 NFL season

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


On Another Note
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September 5th Featured Co-Columns:

A Beautiful Night in Denver 8/28/08
Veterans Issues and the R.J.

  Nevada Government                   
  Senator Harry Reid
Reid, Ensign Deliver $54 Million for Public Transit Improvements
As high gas prices drive demand for good public transit options, Nevada Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign are bringing home more than $54 million in grant funding to upgrade bus travel in cities throughout the state.....

  Nevada Government                   
  Department of Business and Industry
Director Names Acting Insurance Commissioner
Nevada Department of Business & Industry Director Dianne Cornwall announced that Betty C. Baker will serve as the Acting Commissioner of the Division of Insurance, effective Monday, September 8.........

  Las Vegas Government             

Mayor Oscar B. Goodman

Mayor Goodman is Honored
Mayor Goodman to be honored in a Roast on Saturday September 6th....

  Las Vegas Government         

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police

NBC's story about LVMPD Cyber Crimes
For more information visit


  Presidential Candidates            
  Barack Obama      
  On the Campaign Trail
  Video of Senator Obama and Biden on the campaign trail......

  Presidential Candidates               
  John McCain
Highlights of the Republican National Convention
Videos from the Republican National Convention....
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  Politically Speaking                

Veterans Reporter
Veterans Issues and the R.J.
The Review-Journal, in an attempt to burnish its credentials with veterans organizations by explaining how it provides acceptable news coverage of veterans issues, may have shown its lack of understanding and dearth of reporting on compelling local veterans issues.......



  Politically Speaking               
  Karen Jill Benzer
Pictures from the DNC
Some photos from the streets of Denver during the Democratic National Convention.....


  Politically Speaking                    
  Center for Strategic Analysis
Know Your Enemy - Seminar 4 Homeland Security and Terrorism
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.....

  Politically Speaking                        

Veterans In Politics
Weekly Updates
I've also noted that, in the executive and legislative branch races, that the candidates are ranked hierarchically.  President, Congress, State Senate, Assembly, County Commissioners, etc…  The judicial branch, however, does not appear to be organized that way.......



  Monthly Horoscope                      
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
September '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 8-30-08 - 9-05-08
O.J. Simpson associate Tom Riccio will be a walking, talking sponsorship opportunity during the O.J. trial, which starts September 8.....

  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams        
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Entourage Stars Launch Sir Richard Branson’s New Virgin America Direct Vegas Flights To And From New York. $100 Million Dollar Man, Terry Fator Hits Back At Former Manager’s Greedy Lawsuit.......


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails          
  Marleen Marino
  Pre-World War II Photos with Captions
When we think of America during the Great Depression, we often picture it in shades of grey.  It was a grim era and most photographs from that era were in black and white.....


  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 09-05-08

The $250 million, industrial-themed Eastside Cannery opened its doors on Aug. 28 as the latest addition to the Cannery Casino Resorts family and the newest casino in the Boulder Highway gaming area........


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Victoria Alexander

Week of September 05, 2008                             

Championship Boxing at the Tropicana, The Twilight Saga, God: The Failed Hypothesis, Movies This Week, Café Rio Mexican Grill, The Ms Nevada Senior America 2008 Pageant, The M Resort, Spa and Casino, Movie Opening This Week: Traitor, and more….......



Kid Cary
A Beautiful Night in Denver 8/28/08
I attended the Barack Obama speech in Denver, and as I looked around at the 84,000 people, I could see a change in the making.  Not any change Barack Obama may be promising, but more a change in generations.  Win or lose for Barack Obama, after that night in Denver, America will never be the same....



Pete Allman
Historic Celebration Week in Denver (plus a Birthday!)
It was an astonishing, historic week. Sen. Barack Obama was nominated by acclamation. There was a party atmosphere in celebration of history. Also this week was also my birthday anniversary..



Chuck Rounds                    
Las Vegas Entertainment News September 2008
The happy and sad times of September are upon us...parents are happy that the kids are back in school, while the kids are sad that school is back in session........


  Adele "Z. Z." Zorn                      

Entertainment Tidbits September 2008


Emmy award-winning comedian and one of the most versatile men in show business. Wayne Brady, has now become a staple of Las Vegas entertainment.......

  Biosphere 2 - From Failure to Success
  I recently had an opportunity to visit the world famous Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona-- 20 minutes north of Tucson, Arizona......


Celebrity Chef Connection
BLT Burger Opens At The Mirage
Acclaimed chef Laurent Tourondel recently opened his award-winning BLT Burger at The Mirage. The best way to describe BLT Burger is that it is a 198-seat hamburger designed and created with a budget of million of dollars......


  Chick Hughes 
  At the Strippers & Hustlers Ball, In The Orleans Arena!
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals....


The Valley News Team  
Christian Audigier: The Fashion Monarch in Motion…
Scene: Las Vegas – from the backs of taxicabs to billboards was the announcement: “When I Move You Move.”  This was the slogan to announce to the public that Christian Audigier was not just one of the fashionistas at the MAGIC and Project Trade Shows......


  The Vegas Eye                   

The Vegas Eye
The Latest From the EYE
Via Brasil Steakhouse, an authentic Brazilian “Churrascaria,” is set to open in Summerlin in mid-October.......


  Pet of the Week                

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - September 5th
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback! 


McCain’s choice is blatant pandering


Wallpaper Norm, Pencil, Bagels & the Pump

  I Never Lost A Game Of Musical Chairs

Bases Loaded... Bottom of The Ninth


  Poems, Odes and More            
  A Brand New Me

Angels Are Watching


The Traveler

  Poems submitted

  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary                        

Jill Curtis
A Very Nice Quiet Day at Shiloh
Tomorrow we are bringing horses into the vet clinic for some work. Daisy and Flower, the two minis with the deformed legs and feet, will have new x-rays taken and their hooves will be trimmed according to what the x-rays show......


  Career Curator                     
  Paul Carpino
  Job Search: How Do You Know If You “Fit”?
The two sides of the issue: are you the right fit for the organization and is the organization the right fit for you? Are we so focused on “getting” the job that we overlook the day-to-day reality of the organization.....

  Our Diverse Community                               

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Monthly Insight
What is the deeper kabbalistic meaning of the month of Virgo?......


  Our Diverse Community                       

Young Israel-Aish
The Rabbi Show Episode #2


Rabbi Wyne wants to know what makes you happy?......




Health Projects USA

  Free Prescription Medications Discount Card
The Health Projects USA RxSavingsPlus Prescription Medications Discount Card is provided at NO COST and is effective immediately. Any member of the household may use the Card as often as needed, and save up to 50% on all Prescription Medications....

  Tennis Talk                           
  Bruce Merrin
Stacy Darling Tourney
First night I played a very talented 29 year old player Omar Palacios.... but wait, Also the Most Unfair Unethical Unsportsmanlike Event Ever follows on day two...
  The 88 Perform for White Sox Fans Sept 10th!
  The 88 recently headlined at the world famous ROXY in L.A., and at the House of Blues in San Diego.  In Las Vegas The 88 performed with the Smashing Pumpkins at The PEARL at the Palms Hotel.....

Ms. Poker                           
  Susie Isaacs
  My Summer Vacation in the Wilderness

On 08-08-08 my son and I started an email exchange just because it was 08-08-08. He was exciting about their upcoming annual Labor Day Bash. He spontaneously asked me, "Mom, would you like to come this year?".......


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker      
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Controversial Hands - Part III 

In my last two columns, I explained that my co-author Jim Brier and I are doing a reprint of our book, Middle Limit Holdem Poker, and thus have the opportunity to review and possibly change some of our answers to the many problems presented in it....




The Sunday Jam Session At Caylix



To All Artists / Musicians and Friends



Sunday Sept. 7th, 2008 - 5pm - 10pm
Caylix Jazz Club
  (Use To Be Cafe Nicole)
  4760 W. Sahara (At Decatur)
  Admission: $5.00 (Entertainers Free)
  Hosted By: Dorothy Stewart
    Emcee - Laurence T.

Woody Woods - "Conversations with Myself... and Others"


Dramatic renditions of the poetry and music of Woody Woods
Saturday September 6 - 3:00 pm
West Las Vegas Library Theatre - 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd

Saturday September 13, Sat/Sept - 3 pm
Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center
1771 Inner Circle Dr.

Sunday September 14 - 3 pm
Clark County Library Theater
1401 E. Flamingo

For More Information - call:  507-3989


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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 Kim Houston

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

WINNER Vincent Ochoa


Jay White

at the Riviera

WINNER Venera Burchiyan

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
WINNER Patsi Hughes

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
WINNER Charles Jamison

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
WINNER Delores Darby

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
WINNER Nancy Guest 

Defending the Caveman
 at the Golden Nugget
WINNER Marina Valdez
“Beatles Tribute:
 4 Lads from Liverpool”
 at the Four Queens
WINNER Larry Pringle
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
WINNER Nancy Denicolo

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
WINNER Rachael Jacobs
Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
WINNER Suzanne Amato
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