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This Week's Flyer Contains:

New Year's Diet Resolutions Week

Featured Artists of January

Featured Announcement

"Vegas Insider" Columns

This Week's Announcements

Double Grand Prize Giveaway

Weekly Prize Giveaway

New Year's Resolutions do not have to be "made to be broken." January is National Lose Weight, Feel Great Month. You are urged to get up and go, and here are some ways that you can get started. These are 5 steps to help. Step 1- Establish a healthy goal for yourself. Whether this is a physical, mental or emotional goal, vow to feel better. Create a different goal for each day of the month, and make a chart to keep yourself motivated. Step 2 - Let go of unhealthy eating habits. Foods high in fats and sugar not only affect your weight but also your health. If you really want to lose weight and feel great, kick the habits this month. Step 3 - Relax your mind, body and soul. Even if you have a healthy diet, stress can cause illnesses to take you over and even possibly stop weight loss. Celebrate this month by de-stressing. Step 4 - Develop a consistent workout plan. Incorporating regular exercise into your life this month will most definitely help you to lose weight and feel great. Make small steps that are comfortable for you. Just remember to stay active everyday. Step 5 - Get closer to your loved ones. Spending quality time with your loved ones will keep you content and motivated. Remind them of your goals so that they can keep you on track. Perhaps your life change will persuade them to celebrate National Lose Weight, Feel Great Month as well. Learn more HERE










Featured Artists

for the Month of January

Legends In Concert


Featured Announcement


Publisher's Best of 2008

  Looking back, I feel the following shows, restaurants etc. were "THE BEST" in 2008......

Including Best Production Show, Best Star Show, Best Show Value, Best Gourmet Restaurant, Best Dinner Show, Best Industry Party, Best Feedback and more.

Publisher Best 2008


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January 2nd Featured Co-columns:

I Want To Answer YOUR Questions
Las Vegas Entertainment News January 2009

  Nevada Government                   
  Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update

Comments from Governor Gibbons to the banking industry: “I appreciate the recent conversations we have had with you and your staff as we try to work together to resolve many of the problems with mortgage loans in Nevada.”.......



  Nevada Government              

Department of Business and Industry
Director Selects New Commissioner for Division of Insurance
Nevada Department of Business & Industry Director Dianne Cornwall announced the appointment of Scott J. Kipper as the new Commissioner of the Division of Insurance.  Kipper replaces Alice Molasky-Arman, who retired as Insurance Commissioner in September..........

You Too
Can Help Our

  City of North Las Vegas              
  Activity Schedule

Winter-Spring 2008/2009 from the Parks & Recreation Department........



Politically Speaking                  

John Daly
Rethinking Watergate, Deep Throat, and You
Stratfor this past week offered a revisionist – and well-thought out – history of Watergate and the effects on journalism....

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For Updates



  Politically Speaking                     

Veterans In Politics
Veterans In Politics Talk Show Introduces
Check the Schedule for the show’s line up every Saturday......



  Monthly Horoscope                     
  Michele Avanti, CAP              
January '09 Horoscope            

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 12-20-08 - 01-02-09

On New Year's Eve 1998, a bunch of show business kids on the cusp of the big time were celebrating on Las Vegas Boulevard. Limping along in a foot cast was Stacy Ann Ferguson, now better known as Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas. At 24, she was the oldest of the group. 'N Sync was in the group as well......

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  Vegas Wishes & Desert Dreams  
  Robin Leach
Weekly Wishes and Dreams

Everybody From Usher To Fergie, From Pink To Akon Along With The Kardashians, Ashlee & Pete And Heidi & Spencer Celebrate The New Years Countdown. Here's The Best Guide To All The On-And-Off Strip Happenings!....


  Publisher's Favorite E-mails       
  Marleen Marino

Angels Explained By Children

  Everybody's got it all wrong. Angels don't wear halos anymore. I forget why, but scientists are working on it -Olive, 9.....

  Jackie Brett
  Brett's Vegas View 01-02-09

The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art (BGFA) will debut a new display, “Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol & Friends,” on Jan. 23 and it will run through Sept. 8.  Organized in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), the exhibition will feature important paintings and sculpture by major contemporary artists with a focus on the 1960s and ’70s............




Victoria Alexander

Week of January 2, 2009                             

Dinner in the Sky, Let the Right One In, Steve McQueen's Hunger, Bobby Sands, and more........

  Dinner in the Sky Las Vegas     Bonus Column
  Michael Hinden now securely holds bragging rights for bringing something unique, bold, and decadently expensive to Las Vegas - but definitely worth it!....


Pete Allman
New Year's at Encore's XS in Las Vegas
Name one great way to celebrate on New Year's Eve. There are lots of great answers, but I chose to spend it with friends and fun-loving celebrities at XS, one of the best ultra nightclubs, located in one of the most elegant resorts, Encore, on the Las Vegas Strip……



Tom Jones International
Highlights of 2008
This is the time to look back and reflect on the year just past. In the wider world it was a year of extremes. It was great — the longest campaign and most exciting presidential election ever in the US (and no matter how you voted you must agree) and it was scary...



Celebrity Chef Connection
The World Tea Export
The 2009 World Tea Expo is projecting record attendance due partially to the current economy. Historically, economic downturns have inspired entrepreneurs to launch businesses in niche industries.....




Chuck Rounds                    
Las Vegas Entertainment News January 2009
We are at the end of the year...thank god. It has been a hell of a year. We have two wars going on, a collapsed economy that is in total disarray, huge amounts of unemployment, and the lowest rated president and congress in history...we happily say good-bye to 2008, and we look ahead with tremendous hope to 2009.......


  Chick Hughes 
  Girls Next Door
  See Chick with some gorgeous gals,....

  Report on Vegas                         

Michael Politz
Disco Hits The Desert
Celebrating 30 years as disco icons, Village People begins its 2009 world tour with mega hits "Macho Man," the classic club medley of "San Francisco (You've Got Me) / In Hollywood (Everybody is a Star)," "In the Navy," and its biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A."....


  Pet of the Week                        

Nevada SPCA 
Pet of the Week - January 2nd
This week's Pet of the Week..



Your Latest Feedback!

  You Can't Make This Stuff Up


  2007 & 2008 Feedback!

  Poems, Odes and More     

Going Shopping Naked                      

  On Christmas Day
  Poem submitted

  Marketing & Promotions for Small Businesses             

Mary Ann McQueen Butcher
I Want To Answer YOUR Questions
You’ve heard all the scary stories about what the future will bring for businesses in the most precarious economy of our time.  Stop being afraid and DO SOMETHING.  This is opportunity time and to use an old term, we’ll finally “separate the men from the boys” – in short, the pros from the hacks and wannabes......


  Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary      

Jill Curtis
A Rescue Tribute Video
This wonderful video was made by a Shiloh supporter/adopter as a tribute to Shiloh and all horse rescues. It has great music and is very moving......


  Career Curator                       
  Paul Carpino

Is Your Career a Noun or a Verb?
This month, I’m going to challenge you to answer the question, “Is your career a noun or a verb? Tonight, while channel surfing, I caught the “Forbes Celebrity 100” for 2008...


  Lovin Life After 50                 

Retirement community living good for health is my opinion
Evidently the GAO (General Accounting Office) wondered if retirement communities could save money for Medicare by improving health. They did a study (GAO/HEHS-97-36) of 11 continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs)......


  A Woman's Point of View               

Cjay Judd
This Week
RNC candidate Chip Saltsman sent a CD to committee members for Christmas, that included the controversial "Barack the Magic Negro" lyrics. He said that it was intended to as a 'joke"........


  Women's Chamber of Commerce       

June Beland
7th Annual Legislative Luncheon
Carole Vilardo's Topic-Nevada Taxpayers - A resident of Nevada since 1971, Carole has been affiliated with NTA since 1986 and has served as President of the Association since 1988.  Her efforts on behalf of the Association's members are directed towards the fiscal issues of taxes and spending, and regulatory issues.....


  Our Diverse Community       

Las Vegas Kabbalah Centre
Weekly Insight
What is the secret to being a good friend, or parent, or lover? Being there. Today, find any strings attached in your care-taking and cut them! Just be there for somebody, unconditionally. .......


  Our Diverse Community             

Young Israel-Aish
Holiday Gratitude and Confusion


Rabbi Wyne talks about gratitude during this time of the year and the obstacles of celebrating the Chanukah/Christmas season when you are intermarried........




  Tennis Talk                           

Bruce Merrin
Bruce Merrin Finishes #1 In 2008 Tennis Rankings    
Good news, guys.  This is the Final 2008 Tennis Rankings.  Most of my matches were against talented players in their 20's and 30's.  Happy New Year!.... 


Ms. Poker                                      
  Susie Isaacs
  It was a Wonderful Although Abrasive Christmas

My former boss, present good friend, and forever "First Lady of Poker", Linda Johnson had a small dinner party Christmas Eve, Eve. Just the girls, eight of us. Wish I could tell you the jokes, but this is a "G" rated blog.......


The Best of "the Coach's" Poker            
  Bob "The Coach" Ciaffone
  Draw or No Draw?

When you have a good made hand, you still have to fear straights and flushes. In no-limit hold'em betting, a player is unlikely to be able to make a flush or straight on the river unless he had that draw on the flop, or had something else working on the flop besides the backdoor draw....




Barack Obama DVD

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Thank You Vegas

VCO is growing thanks to all of you. We're glad you enjoy VCO and we will have some exciting news coming soon. So stay tuned for a great 2009!

Little Anthony on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood
Be sure to catch VCO’s own Little Anthony & The Imperials who will be  interviewed

 on this Sunday’s CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood and Jeff Greenfield.


Thanks to the Nevada SPCA
My husband and I would like to thank our own Nevada SPCA
for helping us to bring some holiday cheer to our home.
We adopted this beautiful young female Chocolate Point Siamese!
By all means, if you're looking for a pet, visit the Nevada SPCA . They have
a large selection of adoptable animals and a knowledgeable and very friendly staff.
Thank you so very much!   VCO's Publisher Marleen Marino

Juntos Contra El Derrame Cerebral

(Together Against Stroke)


On January 8th, the Latin Chamber will be joining the American Heart & Stroke Association as they launch Juntos Contra El Derrame Cerebral (Together Against Stroke) campaign for the Latino community.  This launch of this extraordinary campaign will take place at a reception hosted at the East Las Vegas Community Senior Center and will start at 6 p.m on Thursday January 8th.


At this reception, they will be introducing a community wide education series that will be implemented to increase education and awareness of stroke.  Please join them on January 8th to learn more about how you can get involved and support this new community program.  There is no cost to attend and food will be provided.  If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to Director of Community Heart & Stroke Programs John McNeil.  John can be reached at 702-367-1366 or [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
(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


If you're a winner, e-mail VCO HERE to redeem your comp tickets!

Legends in Concert
at the Imperial Palace
Ramon Torres

The Scintas

at the Las Vegas Hilton

Charlene Albete


Jay White

at the Riviera

Sam C. Melchionne Sr.

Bobby Slayton
at Hooters
Brian Weiss   

Gerry McCambridge
at Hooters
Rojelio Castrejon

Barbra & Frank
at the Riviera 
Anita Carmine

Country Superstars
at Fitzgerald's
Daniel Gutierrez

The Soprano's Last Supper
at the Riviera 
Dan Ingster
Larry J. Jones
at the Royal Resort Hotel
Ray Borders
Liberace Museum
Located in the Liberace Plaza
Peggy Randle



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