Each year, the entertainment community and film fans
around the world turn their attention to the Academy
Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered
pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast in February, when
hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch
the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the
highest honors in filmmaking.
The Oscars reward the previous year’s greatest cinema
achievements as determined by some of the world’s most
accomplished motion picture artists and professionals.
The Academy’s roughly 6,000 members vote for the Oscars
using secret ballots. The auditors maintain absolute
secrecy until the moment the show’s presenters open the
envelopes and reveal the winners on live television. See
The American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act will be carried out with full
transparency and accountability -- and
Recovery.gov is the centerpiece of that
effort. In a short video, President
the site and talks
about how you'll be able to track the Recovery
Act's progress every step of the way.
Accountability and Transparency - This is your
money. You have a right to know where it's going
and how it's being spent. Learn what steps we're
taking to ensure you can track our progress
every step of the way. Learn more
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Senator Harry Reid
Weekly Update On Tuesday, February 17, 2009,
Senator Harry Reid addressed the Nevada State Bank Symposium for Small Business
Owners about his work to help the state economy, specifically through the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 at the Mandalay Bay in Las
Senator John Ensign
Ensign Votes No on So-Called
Stimulus Bill Senator John
Ensign, Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, voted against the so-called
stimulus bill today (February 13, 2009)
because it costs more than a trillion dollars when you
add interest, reckless spending and little to help small
businesses and homeowners.....
package an historic investment in Nevada and the nation, Congresswoman Shelley
Berkley today voted to pass a broad economic stimulus package that will deliver
tax relief to 95% of Americans, invest in clean energy and create millions of
new jobs nationwide. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed
the House on a vote of 246 to 183......
Weekly Update “Today, this Congress
took bold action by passing an economic recovery plan
that will create or save 3.5 million jobs across the
country at a time when we face unprecedented economic
Only one in 20 people
regularly give blood. For every person in need of blood, the simple act of
giving is heroic. Donating blood is safe, simple and saves lives. If you are 17
or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, have not donated in the past eight weeks
(16 weeks for double red cell donors), and are healthy and not currently taking
antibiotics, we welcome your blood donation. Each donor receives two movie
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....
Bartolotta's baby from 1991 to 2001, has been the favorite
restaurant of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle
Obama for some time. They've celebrated a number of special
events there, including their wedding anniversaries........
It is absolutely
amazing to listen to Danny Gans with your eyes closed: What he does is
pure genius. When the extraordinary entertainer performs the Al Pacino
monologue from Scent of a Woman, you’ll swear it’s the Oscar-winning
actor himself in finest form.......
Burbank Autograph Show I had
a great time meeting fans and signing autographs at the
Burbank Hollywood Collectors Show. I love to take a few
minutes with each person, it makes me feel good to know
how they have followed my career....
The Brunch at Simon Restaurant and
Opened in April, 2008, Simon Restaurant and Lounge (as
in Chef Kerry Simon) at Palms Place is surrounded with
an incredible view of Red Rock canyon in the distance
along with the glamour of the dramatic outdoor pool
outdoors, accompanied by Chef Simon’s special touch with
a gourmet menu and one of the best bars in town....
Elite Speed Networking Luncheon This
is how to make good things happen fast! Held at the
prestigious Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas, these
luncheons provide an exclusive opportunity to meet other
high-level professionals and make numerous strategic
introductions while utilizing your valuable time
Pampering is part of life, we all want
it! From the valet parking to the dealer, to the
waitress and bartenders, it is interaction between
people. We want the best, sadly not everyone is on
their top form! In fact customer service is at such a
low level, it sucks! Help is here!......
President Obama’s First Address To
PBS provides live coverage of President Barack Obama’s
first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday,
Feb. 24 during a special “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer”
broadcast on Vegas PBS Jackpot! Cox Cable channel 111
from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m..........
The U.S. Small Business
Administration issued a scam alert today to small businesses, warning them not
to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been sent by the SBA asking for
bank account information in order to qualify them for federal tax rebates.....
It was not
much different than the feeling you get when things are
going bad at the poker table and you lose another pot......
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Aids Walk Las Vegas
to Help Foster Children with Disabilities in the
Orientation meeting on March 13
Some of the most vulnerable children – foster
children with disabilities – will soon be
receiving extra help in school through the
Surrogate Parent Initiative. Sponsored by the
non-profit Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada,
the two-year-old program teaches volunteer
adults to serve as student advocates during
school meetings and for other education issues.
The majority of the surrogate parents’ time will
be spent getting their student evaluated for
special education services by writing letters,
making phone calls and attending meetings with
school personnel. Other responsibilities may
include assistance related to academic progress,
social issues, truancy problems, vocational
training and graduation issues.
While teaching experience isn’t necessary and
volunteers don’t have to be parents, interested
adults must attend an orientation meeting. It
will be held Friday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. at the Sunbelt Antique & Classic Auto
Museum, located at 1424 Gragson Ave. To attend
or for more information, email
[email protected] or call 386-1070, ext.
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