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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…

Aviles, Bensing Selected to Attend Democratic National Convention

FAYETEVILLE, AR –Alejandro Aviles was elected as a pledged Kerry at-large alternate and Dwayne J. Bensing was elected as an unpledged delegate from the 3rd Congressional District at the Democratic Party of Arkansas special state convention in Little Rock on June 19. Both will attend the Democratic National Convention in Boston on July 25-29.

Alejandro Aviles, a Junior in the Honors College at the University of Arkansas, is majoring in social work and is the Community Recourses Coordinator for the city of Fayetteville. He is a Boardmember of the HWOA, Hispanic Women’s Organization of…

Most Downloaded Latina Breaks Into Travel Industry

LOS ANGELES, CA — It certainly has been a wild ride for Latin Supermodel, Estelle Reyna. Dubbed as the “most downloaded woman” by leading online traffic monitoring services in 2003, the beautiful and industrious Latina, rather than resting on her laurels, quickly found a way to leverage and capitalize on her newly found celebrity.

Chairperson of Karma Media, Inc., a publicly traded marketing company (OTCBB: KRMA), Ms. Reyna started producing a full-length travel show for television in early 2004. Entitled “Estelle’s Paradise,” the half-hour travel segment now airs in over 80 markets…