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GICA Addresses Critical Gulf Coast Issues at Annual Convention

Author: Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Association
Dateline: Mon, 13 Aug 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “FRIENDSWOOD, Texas - Aug. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The 102nd annual convention of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association will take place at the Wyndham New Orleans at Canal Place August 22-24, 2007. Special guests include Admiral Joel Whitehead, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District; Steve Stockton, deputy director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Congressman Ted Poe, 2nd Congressional District of Texas.”



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FRIENDSWOOD, Texas - Aug. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The 102nd annual convention of the Gulf Intracoastal Canal Association will take place at the Wyndham New Orleans at Canal Place August 22-24, 2007. Special guests include Admiral Joel Whitehead, commander of the U.S. Coast Guard Eighth District; Steve Stockton, deputy director of Civil Works, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Congressman Ted Poe, 2nd Congressional District of Texas. The agenda includes several critical issues that impact commercial navigation along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), which stretches from St. Marks, Florida to Brownsville, Texas.

The convention agenda includes the following topics, among others:
    * Advancement of funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects in order to maintain or enhance shallow draft navigation along the waterway;

    * The future of intermodal transportation from a global perspective;

    * The value of draft on the GIWW and its impact on cargo capacities and fuel economy; and

    * Coastal development and how industry and developers are working together to ensure the safe coexistence of recreational and commercial users.

An open meeting of the GICA Navigation Committee and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers immediately follows the convention and will address:
    * Prioritization of operations and maintenance projects of the Corps of Engineers;

    * The proposed closure of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, and resulting need to expedite replacement of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lock in New Orleans; and

    * Funding status of the effort to replace the Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge, as well as current navigation restrictions and interim bridge protection measures.

The GICA expects to continue its upward trend in terms of convention attendance and financial support from sponsors.

"We've experienced record-breaking attendance and sponsorship from the barge industry over the last several years," said Raymond Butler, executive director of the GICA. "We have their support because we are the only industry organization focused solely on issues concerning the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and we bring relevant topics to the table year after year," he said.

Among its accomplishments, the GICA is credited with spearheading the development of a unified hurricane response protocol across the Gulf Coast. The model has served industry well in terms of reestablishing the flow of commercial traffic as quickly as possible after passage of a storm. Many times this traffic is carrying critical commodities like fuel to the affected areas.

Approximately 300+ individuals are expected to attend the 2007 convention of the GICA in New Orleans, including leaders of the inland barge industry as well as district commanders and representatives of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The organization is also pleased to welcome Michael Blaser, a renowned fine arts painter who will travel from Iowa to exhibit his river-themed works (www.michaelblaser.com).

The GICA was established in 1905 to promote the concept of a single channel connecting all major Gulf Coast ports. The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway was completed in 1949 as a result of a major collaborative effort. Today, the GICA is the only organization focused on promotion, protection and maintenance of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway.

For further information, visit www.gicaonline.com


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Media Advisory: Jamestown Settlement Denies Free Speech Permit to Black/Indian Jamestown Opponents

Author: Black Lawyers For Justice
Dateline: Thu, 03 May 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “JAMESTOWN, Va. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ) announces news conference Mon. May 7th, 5pm (2007). Rally organizers to file lawsuit in Federal court for 1st amendment demonstration rights to oppose Jamestown's 400th Anniversary on May 11th and 12th.”



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JAMESTOWN, Va., May 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ) announces news conference Mon. May 7th, 5pm. Rally organizers to file lawsuit in Federal court for 1st amendment demonstration rights to oppose Jamestown's 400th Anniversary on May 11th and 12th.

Emergency News Briefing: Monday, May 7th at 3:00 pm in front of Jamestown Settlement Museum and Visitors Center. Lawyers will brief the media on the legal fight for May 11-12th Opposition Events.

On Wednesday May 2nd, in a shocking turn of events, organizers of the "Shame on Jamestown: America's 400th Anniversary" Official Opposition Events were again denied the opportunity to hold an Opposition Rally in front of the Jamestown Settlement Museum and Visitors Center.

The Opposition Demonstration is still set for 2:00 PM, SATURDAY MAY 12TH in front of the JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT AND THE PRE-RALLY AND TOWN HALL MEETING WILL BE FRIDAY MAY 11TH AT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL EVENTS CENTER 544 NEWTOWN ROAD SUITE 116 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. (in the Newport Shopping Center).

The Jamestown Settlement Administrators, against constitutional precedent or logic, told demonstration leader Attorney Malik Shabazz (Black Lawyers For Justice) today, that the Jamestown Settlement is prohibiting any first amendment activity on the State-owned site and have told the organizers (Black Lawyers For Justice, American Indian Movement, New Black Panther Party and All African Peoples Revolutionary Party) that they will not be allowed to have their Black-Indian (Indigenous) Holocaust remembrance Rally in front of the scheduled site - the Jamestown Settlement Museum and Visitors Center.

However, the free speech rally, featuring Indian/Indigenous and Black leaders from around the Nation and Virginia will still take place.

"We will not tolerate the squashing of our 1st amendment rights by those persons who are insistent upon keeping the true crimes and contradictory history of Jamestown under seal. We have a moral obligation and First Amendment right to have this rally at this specific location and time." We plan on seeking emergency injunctive relief in Federal Court to remedy this unconstitutional choking of our First amendment rights to present a counter view of Jamestown. I am shocked at the State of Virginia's policies." (Attorney Malik Shabazz)

It has also been reported that the Indians/ Indigenous New Black Panther Party will demonstrate at the Jamestown Settlement with or without a permit.

Official Opposition Events

** Friday May 11th 5:00 pm - 10:30pm

Event #1: Town Hall Meeting and Pre Demonstration Rally

New Location: African American Special Event Center
544 Newtown Road Suite 116, Virginia Beach, Virginia
(at Newport Shopping Center/On the border of Norfolk VA )

Theme: "Shame on Jamestown: Advocates for the Victims expose the true history and the Community Speaks Out"


** Saturday May 12th 2:00 pm

Event #2: Opposition Rally and Demonstration

Location: In front of the Jamestown Settlement Museum, Jamestown Settlement Visitors Center

Theme: "Shame on Jamestown: The Indigenous/Indian and Black African Holocaust on Public Display"

Compelling evidence of the crimes of Jamestown will be on public display during this powerful rally and demonstration.

Why we are opposing Jamestown 2007:
On May 11th-13th 2007, the uglier side of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia by English settlers will be debated and exposed. On this weekend, millions of Americans, including Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner and the leading Presidential Candidates are expected in Jamestown, Virginia to celebrate Americas Founding 400 years ago.

President George W. Bush will also speak on this weekend.

On May 11th-12th Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ), The American Indian Movement (AIM Grand Governing Council), The New Black Panther Party For Self Defense (NBPP), and the All African People Revolutionary Party (AAPRP-GC.) are co-sponsoring the Official Opposition Events to Jamestown 2007, America's 400 Year Anniversary.

To White America, Jamestown's 400th Year Anniversary will be a great celebration of achievement and pride. However, to the Indigenous Red peoples or Indians, May 11-13th, 2007 in Jamestown commemorates the beginning of the European/American Holocaust and tragic genocide perpetrated against many millions of indigenous/Indian Nations and peoples.

To White America it will be a time of great joy and remembrance, but for Blacks or Africans in America, this day is contradicted by the shameful reality that Jamestown marks the commemoration of The European Transatlantic Slave Trade which imposed upon many millions of innocent Africans the tragedy of inhuman chattel slavery and the beginning of the Maafa (Great Suffering), in the United States of America.

Organizers of the Jamestown 2007 project have whitewashed the project and have attempted to rewrite history in a blatant attempt to sanitize the crimes committed at Jamestown which resulted in America being originated on the corrupt foundation of racism, population removal, mass murder, slavery and a litany of crimes against divine law and humanity.

Make no mistake about it, our Friday May 11th Rally in Virginia Beach and Saturday May 12th Demonstration in front of the Jamestown Visitors Center is designed to crash this illegitimate party! Furthermore the ill affects of what happened at Jamestown still fester in the Community today. These Opposition Events are designed to give the contemporary Indigenous and "African-American" public an opportunity to have input on the alternative view of the Jamestown 2007 Celebration.

Speakers at Both Events Include:

Wabun-inini Nindiz-nikaz: (Vernon Bellicourt) American Indian Movement (A.I.M) Grand Governing Council.

Attorney Malik Shabazz, Esq.: Event host, President of Black Lawyers For Justice (BLFJ), which he founded in 1996 and spiritual guide for the New Black Panther Party.

Bob Brown: All African Peoples Revolutionary Party (G.C).

Warrior Woman: Indigenous/Indian Activist-Dakota Nation and Redwind Nation.

Dr Leonard Jeffries: Professor, African Studies City University New York (CUNY).

Attorney Chowke Lumumba: Chairman, New African Peoples Organization.

Honorable Charles Barron: City Council (D) Brooklyn, New York.

ENTERTAINMENT BY: UNO THE PROPHET AND NY OIL.
These two hot, hot revolutionary rappers/poets are guaranteed to light Jamestown on fire with cultural artistic presentations. Other rappers and poets are expected to be added to the in the coming days.

Websites:
blacklawyersforjustice.com
aimovement.org
newblackpanther.com .

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NEW Java Juice Jacks Up Chicago Ride for AIDS

Author: Java Juice, Inc.
Dateline: Fri, 02 Jun 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, IL - June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Look out, Red Bull, Venom and Whoopass. The riders on this year's Ride for AIDS Chicago, June 3rd and 4th, are being powered by Java Juice(R). Java Juice, the first pure coffee extract 'straight from the bean' in Venice, California, has found acceptance on the Appalachian Trail, camp sites, organic markets and culinary institutions.”



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CHICAGO, IL - June 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Look out, Red Bull, Venom and Whoopass. The riders on this year's Ride for AIDS Chicago, June 3rd and 4th, are being powered by Java Juice(R). Java Juice(R), the first pure coffee extract "straight from the bean" in Venice, California, has found acceptance on the Appalachian Trail, camp sites, organic markets and culinary institutions - and now on the back roads of Illinois and Wisconsin, according to the company's co-founder, A. Karno.

"My best friend lives in Chicago and was participating in the Ride, so we wanted to make a significant contribution. Sometimes money's best, but we thought [all 125] caffeine-loving riders would appreciate the taste of freshly brewed coffee wherever they opened a packet of Java Juice on the [180-mile] route."

Some quick thinking got a shipment of 800 packets to the Ride's organizers, TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network).

A breakthrough in the world, of extracts, Java Juice(R) is sourced from fairly traded, shade-grown, certified organic coffee beans. It is kosher, anti-oxidant rich, environmentally sustainable and additive-free. It contains no chemicals or preservatives, and, it's made in the USA. The specially designed barrier packets keep out light and oxygen and keep the coffee taste extremely fresh. They're also especially well suited for the road, as packets cannot be crushed, or break under pressure in suitcases or backpacks.

Each packet yields an 8-16 ounce cup of hot or iced coffee, depending on personal taste. With the caffeine equivalent to a double-shot of espresso, it is also used as a booster to already-brewed, weak coffee, can be added to steamed milk, savory sauces and much more.

"Until now, 'just add water' for coffeehouse-quality coffee did not exist," Richard Karno, expert coffee roaster and creator of Java Juice(R) explained. "Since it's already brewed, all you have to do is rip it, drip it and sip it!"

Ride for AIDS Chicago spokesman, comedian, cartoonist and NPR commentator Aaron Freeman agrees. "Java Juice(R) will be the bomb out on the trail-and we can't wait to cook with it when we get home!"

To find out more, visit: www.javajuiceextract.com

All trademarks acknowledged.




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