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Earth Hour, March 27 @ 8:30 p.m. PDT...

For the second year in a row, casinos on the Las Vegas Strip will turn off marquee and non-essential exterior lighting for the event. See Community Service Announcement below.

World Theatre Day, March 27

World Theatre Day, March 27...

World Theatre Day was created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute, and is celebrated annually on March 27 by ITI Centers and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to celebrate the International Message and remarks from national cultural leaders... [read more]

Palm Sunday, March 28...

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast which always falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. The feast commemorates an event mentioned by all four Canonical Gospels Mark 11:1-11, Matthew 21:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19: the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem in the days before his Passion. It is also called Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion... [read more]

National Doctor' Day, March 30

National Doctors' Day, March 30...

The first Doctors Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower... [read more]

April Fools' Day, April 1...

E-mail us your best pranks for inclusion in our weekly newsletter. Here's My Best Prank.

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Community Service Announcement #1 


EARTH HOUR

Earth Hour 2010


EARTH HOUR takes place Saturday, March 27th at 8:30 p.m. and is an event in which millions of Americans will turn out their lights for one hour in support of action on climate change and toward creating a cleaner, safer and more secure future. A record 20 states, 65 cities and 11 counties in the U.S. will dim their lights for Earth Hour 2010.

2010 marks the third year of the EARTH HOUR, which attracted more than 80 million participants in the U.S. last year, and nearly a billion people around the world. Outside the U.S., WWF said they expect more than 800 cities in 80 countries to take part in EARTH HOUR 2010.

For the second year in a row, casinos on the Las Vegas Strip will turn off marquee and non-essential exterior lighting for the event.


Community Service Announcement #2


United Way Presents a “Super Saturday”
Event Featuring FREE Tax Preparation, March 27



WHAT: With the IRS tax return filing deadline of April 15 rapidly approaching, United Way encourages southern Nevadans to file their taxes in advance, to avoid penalties and ensure a speedy refund. United Way’s “Earn It Keep It Save It” collaborative is offering FREE tax preparation services to those who earned less than $49,000 in 2009 at a “Super Saturday” event, supporting early e-filing.

WHEN:
          Saturday, March 27
          Open to the public, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

WHERE:
          Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center
          1625 West Carey Rd. North
          Las Vegas, NV 89032

DETAILS: United Way’s “Earn It Keep It Save It” collaborative is continuing its valuable free tax preparation services, putting money back in the pockets of southern Nevadans. Taxpayers who earned less than $49,000 in 2009 can have their taxes prepared and filed at no charge by an IRS-certified volunteer and may be eligible for an EITC refund of up to $5,657. Tax preparers are specially trained to identify credits available to low-income individuals and families, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

EITC is the largest federal cash assistance program for low-income taxpayers and helps to lift more families out of poverty than any other government program. Tax returns will be prepared at no cost at any of the more than 42 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites throughout Clark County through the IRS deadline of April 15, 2010. Volunteer tax preparers will also file prior years’ returns from 2006–2008 with W-2 and 1099 forms. For more information or to obtain VITA site locations, dial 2-1-1 or visit nevada211.org.

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In 1950, at the Las Vegas Desert Inn, a sailor had made twenty-seven straight passes (wins) with the dice at craps. The odds against such a feat are 12,467,890 to 1. If he would have bet the house limit on each roll he would have earned $268 million! But, he was way to timid with his wagers and he walked away from the table with only $750. The dice today are enshrined in the hotel on a velvet pillow under glass.



When Paul Anka first played Vegas
he was too young to be allowed in the casino.


Nevada Government 

Gov. Gibbons - Picture Governor Jim Gibbons
Weekly Update
This Week’s Update Contains:
>> Governor Jim Gibbons’ Letter to Attorney General
>> Governor Gibbons Accepts Resignation Of Department Of Conservation And Natural Resources Director
>> Governor Wants Attorney General To Join Fight Against Reid/Pelosi Healthcare Plan
>> Governor Blasts Titus And Berkley For Voting For Health Care “Reform”
>> Governor To Congress: “Health Plan Is Unconstitutional”
>> Governor Supports Group Seeking Clarification From State Supreme Court
[read more]

Harry Reid - Picture U.S. Senator Harry Reid
Weekly Update
This Week’s Update Contains:
>> The Reid Report—March 22, 2010
>> Reid, Mesquite Mayor, Sithe Global Announce Plan To Build Natural Gas Plant At Toquop
>> Historic Vote Puts Nevadans And Americans Back In Control Of Their Own Health Care
>> Reid Announces Nearly $15 Million In Economic Recovery Funds For Southern NV Health District
[read more]

John Ensign - Picture U.S. Senator John Ensign
Weekly Update
This Week’s Update Contains:
>> Ensign Votes Against Reconciliation Healthcare Bill
>> Ensign Offers Amendment To Protect Citizens From Tax On Individual Mandate
>> Ensign Amendment Would Protect Doctors, Healthcare Providers Who Offer Pro Bono Services From Lawsuits
>> Ensign Votes To Repeal New Health Law
>> Ensign Votes To Block Medicare Advantage Cuts For Nevada Seniors
>> Ensign Votes To Protect Nevada Businesses From Catastrophic Consequences Of Healthcare Law
>> Ensign Votes To Protect Nevadans From Tax Increases In Healthcare Law
>> Ensign Fights For Individual And States Rights, Seniors, Veterans In Healthcare Reconciliation Debate
>> Ensign Votes To Keep Medicare Savings In Medicare
>> Statement From Senator John Ensign On House Passage Of Healthcare Reform Bill
[read more]

Shelley Berkley - Picture U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley
Weekly Update
This Week’s Update Contains:
>> Berkley Says Yes To Ways And Means Job Incentives Package
>> Berkley Challenges Yucca Backers: Answer On Dump’s Flawed Science, $100 Billion Cost And Terrorism Threat From Nuke Waste Shipments
>> Berkley Thanks Nevada Veteran Ken Brown In House Floor Speech
>> Berkley Witnesses Historic White House Health Reform Signing Ceremony
>> Loan Reforms Will Make College More Affordable For Nevadans
>> Health Reform Will Increase Access To Affordable Care For Nevada Families
[read more]

Dina Titus - Picture U.S. Congresswoman Dina Titus
Weekly Update
This Week’s Update Contains:
>> Titus Statement on House Sending Final Health Care Reforms to President’s Desk
>> Titus Supports Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act
>> FAA Extension Provides Vital Transportation Funding for Nevada
>> Republicans Pledge to Repeal Common Sense Health Care Reforms
>> Titus Honors ‘Mr. Veteran’ Ken Brown of Nevada on the House Floor
>> What Health Care Reforms Means For You
>> Titus Statement on Signing of Health Care Reform Bill
>> Titus Applauds Passage of Largest Investment in Student Aid in History
>> Debunking Myths About Health Care Reform
>> Titus Floor Speech on Health Care Reform
>> ‘Being a Woman Is Not a Pre-existing Condition’
>> Titus Announces Support for Health Care Reform
[read more]

City of Henderson, NV - Picture City of Henderson, NV
Weekly Update
This Week’s Update Contains:
>> Henderson’s Teens-N-Training Summer Program
[read more]


City of North Las Vegas, NV - Picture City of North Las Vegas, NV
Weekly Update
This Week’s Update Contains:
>> City Receives $677,000 For North Las Vegans Facing Foreclosure
>> Earth Hour 2010—Lights Out
[read more]

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Monthly Astrology / Horoscope

Michelle Avanti - Picture Michele Avanti, CAP EFT-3
March ’10 Astrology / Horoscope
Pisces you are the dream weavers of the zodiac. Extremely sensitive and compassionate you either champion those less fortunate or run to escape from the pain you feel around you. From spiritual leaders, artists and psychics to drug addicts and... [read more]

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Bugsy Siegel named his casino the Flamingo
after the long legs of his showgirl girlfriend.


Politically Speaking

Veterans in Politics - Picture Veterans in Politics
Veterans In Politics Nevada State Assembly Endorsement Interview
Citizens of Southern Nevada we know that when you go to the voting booth to cast your vote for State Assembly you are unsure who the candidates are. The Veterans In Politics International is giving you an opportunity to see your Assembly candidates in our... [read more]

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Howard Hughes stayed at the Desert Inn for so long
that he was asked to leave. He bought the hotel.


Arts

Audrey Roberts - Picture Audrey Roberts ¦ Las Vegas Art Scene
ART in VOGUE
“Lights, Camera, Action” are the words very familiar to most TV and film actors. However, it’s a dream come true for fine artists to be recognized in such a fashion. Traditionally, most painters and sculptors are not even considered worthy of international fame until they are... [read more]

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The Apache Hotel on Fremont Street in 1932
was the first Las Vegas resort to have an elevator.


Entertainment

Victoria Alexander - Picture Victoria Alexander ¦ Viewpoint on Vegas
March 26, 2010
This Week: George Clooney Voted for Jeff Bridges, Repo Men, The Bounty Hunter, Goat-footed Old Queen, Asceticism as Art, White Tantra, and more... [read more]


Nikki Artale - Picture Nikki Artale ¦ Vegas Stars Interviews
A Chocolate Affair to Remember
The Sixth Annual Chocolate Affair was held on February 5th at the Suncoast Hotel and as usual there were hundreds of people waiting on line to get into the ballroom. Sunny 106.5 KSNE radio station hosted the event with our always popular, favorite people... [read more]

Jackie Brett - Picture Jackie Brett ¦ Vegas View
March 26, 2010
>> Conan O’Brien Will Perform Two Shows At The Palms
>> Viva Las Vegas! Rockabilly Weekend Returns To The Orleans
>> Matt Goss Has Opened His Weekly Show At Caesars Palace
AND MUCH MORE... [read more]

Chick Hughes - Picture Chick Hughes ¦ Chick’s Chicks
This Week, Chick Is With Some Playboy Playmates That Are Up For The 2010 Playmate Of The Year!!

See what beauties Chick has in store for you this week... [read more]

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The Horseshoe was the first casino to install carpet.


Community

June Beland - Picture June Beland ¦ Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Women’s Chamber Honors Thalia Dondero With Hall Of Fame Pioneer Award
Thalia Dondero, the first women elected to the Clark County Commission in 1974, received the Women’s Hall of Fame Pioneer Award from the Women’s Chamber Foundation on Friday, March 19, 2010, at a luncheon at Morton’s The Steakhouse... [read more]

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The famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign
was created in 1959 by Betty Willis.


Home & Family

Susie Isaacs - Picture Susie Isaacs ¦ Ms. Poker
Vote for Us!
In the poker world, the World Series of Poker is our Olympics, our Super Bowl, our Masters, indeed our World Series. To win a coveted gold bracelet for becoming a world champion is the highest prize a poker player can achieve. In the 2010 series of WSOP events... [read more]

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Las Vegas is home to the largest community of
Hawai‘ians outside of Hawai‘i.


VCO Artist of the Month—March 2010

 

             GORDIE BROWN

Artist of the Month           Gordie Brown



Born June 15, 1963 in Laval, Qu├ębec, Canada, Gordie Brown is an impressionist, singer and entertainer. He is well known for his amazing comedy and celebrity impressions such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jack Nicholson and Sylvester Stallone, as well as Las Vegas icons like Elvis Presley and Sammy Davis, Jr. Gordie Brown has consistently received rave reviews by both critics and audiences alike, and has been recognized as Entertainer of the Year and Best Show.

No stranger to the camera, Gordie Brown kicked off his career in television co-hosting NBC’s “Friday Night Videos.” This was followed by several memorable appearances on the popular game show “Hollywood Squares”... [read more]

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