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Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated at the White House

WASHINGTON, DC — United States President George W. Bush celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month on September 15 at the White House with this words. “This is the month we celebrate great contributions of Latinos to our country. It’s a special month. It really echoes our diversity and the strength of our great democracy. I spend a lot of time talking about the transformational power of liberty, reminding people that liberty has got an incredible way of taking diverse people and uniting them into one common purpose, a great land. That’s why we believe democracy has a place in our own…

Wedding: Cynthia M. Elizondo – Jospeh E. Gregory

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Cynthia M Elizondo of Mercedes, TX and Joseph E. Gregory were united in marriage on August 17, 2004 at the New Hebron Baptist Church, Little Rock, AR. The Bride is the daughter of Bride Roberto and Martha Elizondo from Mercedes, TX. Parents of the groom are S.C. & Odessa Gregory from Little Rock, AR.

The Wedding Official was Pastor Robert Cowan. Myra Contreras served as her sister’s Maid of Honor. Flower Girls were, Seirra Cruz, Desiree Contreras, Kiarra Gregory. Best Man Christopher Gregory, brother of the Groom. Ring Bearer Christopher Gregory,Jr. After…

National organizations launched National Preparedness Month

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), The America Prepared Campaign, the American Red Cross, the National Association of Broadcasters and the U.S. Department of Education have joined a coalition of more 50 national organizations to engage Americans in emergency preparedness by launching National Preparedness Month on September 9. The launch event at the United States Capitol was co-chaired by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Representatives Christopher Cox (R-CA) and Jane Harman (D-CA). In addition, all 56 state and territorial…

Today’s THV and ¡Hola! Arkansas Celebrated One Year of Hispanic Interpretation

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Today’s THV (KTHV, Little Rock) and ¡Hola! Arkansas celebrated with an Open House and reception thier First Year Anniverssary of “THV En Español” on Wednesday, July 28, 2004.

Guests had the opportunity to tour the station’s studios and see the THV News Anchors along with the ¡Hola! Arkansas Spanish interpreters doing the 5:00 pm news live!

For a year the Arkansas community have enjoyed a live Spanish interpretation of the 10 PM News broadcasted on KTHV’s SAP (Second Audio Program). SAP is available on most TV sets and can be accessed on the remote…

Arkansans Defrauded by unlawful pyramid schemes

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Attorney General Mike Beebe warned today that Arkansans are being defrauded by unlawful pyramid schemes operating under the guise of so-called “gifting clubs”, elaborate scams designed to make money for a few at the expense of many.

“Gifting clubs” may be billed in promotional materials as private clubs with members eager to help new friends — often from within their own neighborhood or church group, and participants are encouraged to recruit friends, family members, neighbors, business associates, workmates and relatives via word-of-mouth. …

City Year is Coming Soon

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Give back to the community. Serve your community. Change your life. Little Rock will become the 15th city to host the service program for young adults in November 2004. Kady Tierney, executive director of City Year Little Rock, has been preparing for that day. In November, Little Rock will open the Clinton Presidential Library; City Year hopes its national service program will serve as a living monument to the former president with 40 workers in central Arkansas.

“As a member of City year our service program workers will learn to follow a powerful program of…

McDonald’s Names Ralph Alvarez as President for McDonald’s USA

OAK BROOK, IL — McDonald’s Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, Charlie Bell, has named Ralph Alvarez to the role of President for McDonald’s U.S.A. Alvarez becomes the highest-ranking Hispanic at McDonald’s.

Alvarez will have responsibility for over 13,000 restaurants in the United States and will report to Mike Roberts, Chief Executive Officer for McDonald’s U.S.A. In addition, Alvarez will oversee finance and strategic planning functions for the company. Most recently, Alvarez served as Chief Operations Officer for McDonald’s USA.

“As Chief Operations…

Reyes-Mejia a new U.S. Citizen

WASHINGTON, DC — Vice President Dick Cheney attends the U.S. Citizenship Ceremony for Army Sergeant Isaac Reyes-Mejia of Lima, Peru, in the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building Thursday, July 8, 2004. Reyes-Meija, a member of the 501st Forward Support Company, was awarded the Purple Heart for injury sustained last year during service in Iraq. Sgt. Reyes-Mejia first met Vice President Cheney during the Vice President’s Jan. 26, 2004 visit to Vicenza, Italy. Eduardo Aguirre, Jr., Director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration…

St. Vincent Neighborhood Clinics Provide Hispanic-Friendly Health Care

LITTLE ROCK, AR — The emergency room becomes a flurry of doctors and nurses as an ambulance pulls up. The patient is a 45-year-old mother of two. As she is wheeled through the doors, the doctors find that she is having difficult breathing and she has a high fever. She is finally diagnosed with the flu and a secondary infection. A doctor makes the long walk to the waiting room to inform the woman’s husband, 10-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son that she will have to be in the hospital for a few weeks for treatment.

If this woman had gotten a flu shot, she might never have gotten…