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GerrityStone Featured on Premiere Episode of WBZ-TV’s ‘What’s In Store’

Author: GerrityStone
Dateline: Thu, 12 Feb 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GerrityStone, New England's premier importer and master fabricator of marble, granite, travertine and limestone headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the company is featured on the first episode of 'What's In Store' - WBZ-TV 4's new locally-produced consumer education program premiering this month.”



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New CBS program segment filmed on location at GerrityStone

BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- GerrityStone, New England's premier importer and master fabricator of marble, granite, travertine and limestone headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the company is featured on the first episode of "What's In Store" - WBZ-TV 4's new locally-produced consumer education program premiering this month.

"What's In Store" features a variety of Boston area businesses, introducing viewers to what these particular companies offer, how they operate and what makes these businesses worth knowing. GerrityStone's segment, the first shoot for this program, gives viewers insight into the four key areas by which a construction partner should be evaluated, focusing on how to evaluate product or service offering, customer satisfaction ratings, project management capabilities, and use of technology for flawless product or service delivery.

"What's In Store" featuring GerrityStone is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, February 25 on WSBK-TV Channel 38 at 9:30 p.m., and on Sunday, March 1 on WBZ-TV CBS Boston Channel 4 at 11 a.m. The video can also be viewed on www.wbztv.com.

"We're very excited to be the first company featured on this new program," states Tracy Streckenbach, Chief Executive Officer for GerrityStone. "We hope to educate our clients on the custom stone fabrication process and to give them the confidence to know we'll guide them every step of the way. We were thrilled that so many of our customers wanted to participate in this program to express their great satisfaction with GerrityStone and we look forward to letting them share their experiences with viewers in the greater Boston area. "What's in Store" gives our customers a platform to get the word out about what we do best."

GerrityStone specializes in precision-crafted stone works for interior and exterior applications. Achieving the industry's highest customer satisfaction ratings and offering the widest-selection of directly sourced materials are the cornerstones of the company's philosophy.

GerrityStone is located just 10 miles north of Boston, in Woburn, MA and serves clients throughout New England. The GerrityStone Design Center is open Monday through Saturday with extended hours Tuesday through Friday.

For more information please call GerrityStone at 781.938.1820, or visit www.gerritystone.com.

Press inquiries; please contact Joanne DiFrancesco, JDCommunications, Inc., 781-828-0323 or jdcommunications@verizon.net.

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Warren Sapp Chooses WhiteFlash to Help Him Shine During Episode of Dancing With The Stars

Author: WhiteFlash.com
Dateline: Tue, 27 Jan 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Who says stars don't need a little help when they want to shine? Warren Sapp, recently retired 13 year veteran defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders and Super Bowl XXXVII Champion, was one of the celebrity dancers on the nail biting seventh season of ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars.'”



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HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Who says stars don't need a little help when they want to shine? Warren Sapp, recently retired 13 year veteran defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders and Super Bowl XXXVII Champion, was one of the celebrity dancers on the nail biting seventh season of ABC's "Dancing With The Stars."

Warren Sapp on Dancing With The StarsAs if making it through the grueling dance routines wasn't enough, the celebrities were expected to look good doing it! For that, Warren elicited the help of a little diamond stunner from WhiteFlash.com's custom men's line of jewelry during the October 20th episode.

While doing the hustle to the 80's hit song FunkyTown, Warren glittered under the bright lights in a pair of 18K gold .80tcw brilliant diamond square cufflinks which perfectly accented his shiny blue disco get-up. A classic and timeless design, the cufflinks proved to be the perfect good luck charm to help him dance his way to a spot as one of the season's finalists.

Known for carrying the largest in-stock inventory of highest quality branded ideal and "superideal" Hearts and Arrows diamonds on the Internet, WhiteFlash.com uses exacting measurements to attain their signature WhiteFlash ACA diamonds. A highly popular "go to" destination for engagement rings, wedding bands and a plethora of fine diamond jewelry, the site also recently beefed up their men's jewelry selection by incorporating popular titanium and mixed material designs for every day wear.

Offering something for everyone, WhiteFlash.com's newly expanded men's line capitalizes on many of the sought after trends seen on the red carpet while also focusing on classic and clean diamond pieces to satisfy even the most discriminating male clientele.

More information: www.WhiteFlash.com.

No celebrity endorsement claimed or implied. All trademarks acknowledged.


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St. Louis’ First Locally Produced 100-Percent High Definition TV Show Airs October 25 on CBS Affiliate

Author: Illustrated Man Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 22 Oct 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAINT LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The first locally produced television program to air on a commercial channel with 100-percent of its content in high definition will be broadcast Saturday October 25, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. CDT on KMOV-TV, Channel 4. The thirty-minute television program, produced by Saint Louis-based Illustrated Man, focuses on culinary excellence in the St. Louis area, highlighting top chefs, patrons, restaurant owners and managers, and food critics.”



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SAINT LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The first locally produced television program to air on a commercial channel with 100% of its content in high definition will be broadcast Saturday October 25, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. CDT on KMOV-TV, Channel 4. The thirty-minute television program, produced by Saint Louis-based Illustrated Man, focuses on culinary excellence in the St. Louis area, highlighting top chefs, patrons, restaurant owners and managers, and food critics.

The broadcast of "5-Star: St. Louis' Top Restaurants in HD" is historically significant because it marks the first local transmission of a 30-minute program that strictly contains only content that originated as a high definition source, edited in digital high definition, and broadcast in HD, including editorial segments, commercials, animated opens and closes.

High definition television is still relatively new to St. Louisans, whose only exposure to HD on local commercial television has been through two local newscasts, where studio anchor segments are shot and broadcast in high definition but video from reporters, file footage, and commercials remain standard definition.

Illustrated Man's Joe ("Mama") Mason is the Director and Executive Producer of the broadcast. Mason is also an adjunct professor in the Communication Department at Webster University, where he recently completed writing a curriculum and teaching Webster's first theory class on high definition television. "I am very excited to help usher in the era of H-D television to St. Louis," said Mason. "Illustrated Man has a long history of technological firsts, including the first local broadcast of a digitally edited TV show, and we're thrilled to add this important achievement to the list."

The show was shot on SONY's new high definition format XDCAM-HD EX, which records video and audio directly to solid state storage cards, edited on a uncompressed Media 100 HD editing system, and will be broadcast from XDCAM-HD disc.

Viewers can see the show's premiere Saturday October 25, 2008 on KMOV-DTV 4.1 in high definition, and a simulcast analog broadcast on KMOV-TV Channel 4. A repeat broadcast is scheduled for late night airing on Saturday, October 26, 2008. More information is available by calling (314) 863-7770.

More information: www.5-starHD.tv.

About Illustrated Man and Joe Mason

Illustrated Man is an advertising/marketing agency specializing in electronic media. Joe Mason is the agency's Senior Creative Director, and a former St. Louis radio and television personality. He recently won a national award for the agency's high definition television work for Blue Man Group, edited in high definition at HBO in New York and in high definition at Illustrated Man.

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Why Are Popular Young Stars Flocking to The ‘Net?

Author: Eye Scream Films
Dateline: Tue, 09 Sep 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eye Scream Films today announced the premiere of their new on-line comedy series, Poor Paul, starring Kevin G. Schmidt (Cheaper By The Dozen 1 and 2, Butterfly Effect, Young and The Restless), Zack Bennett (Down the PCH), Nicholas Braun (Sky High, Minutemen), Samantha Droke (Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Floriana Lima (How I Met Your Mother), Palmer Scott (Nip/Tuck) and co-produced by Kevin Schlanser (lonelygirl15). It will air on YouTube, MySpace and exclusively in HD on KoldCastTV. (VIDEO - VNR)”



A R T I C L E:

Once limited to painful "home movies," then shows like Lonelygirl15 and Quarterlife, on-line projects like the new Poor Paul are now poised to give traditional media a run for its money

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Eye Scream Films today announced the premiere of their new on-line comedy series, "Poor Paul," starring Kevin G. Schmidt (Cheaper By The Dozen 1 and 2, Butterfly Effect, Young and The Restless), Zack Bennett (Down the PCH), Nicholas Braun (Sky High, Minutemen), Samantha Droke (Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Floriana Lima (How I Met Your Mother), Palmer Scott (Nip/Tuck) and co-produced by Kevin Schlanser (lonelygirl15). It will "air" on YouTube, MySpace and exclusively in HD on KoldCastTV starting September 16th, 2008. New webisodes will be available every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT.

Mini-poster for Poor PaulTwenty year old Kevin G. Schmidt has already had a solid career with major roles in films like Cheaper By the Dozen 1 and 2, The Butterfly Effect and the upcoming Disney Channel movie Princess Protection Program, plus numerous TV guest appearances. Zack Bennett, also twenty, was one of the leads in the independent film Down the PCH, as well as The Last Hurrah and stage work. Although neither are yet household names, their newest endeavor is sure to change that. And it's being created specifically for the Internet.

The project is called Poor Paul and is a unique new comedy show. Not quite a sitcom, not quite a video blog, not quite reality or fantasy, it is the brainchild of director/producer Sean Michael Beyer (Resurrection Mary, Down the PCH).

"Because we don't have to answer to studio MBAs," Beyer said, "we can do anything we want. We can bring together cast with various levels of experience and marquee value, along with talented actors who are about to break out. It's an exciting mix. We make our own rules. Then we break them. We're not afraid of being 'playfully' offensive. It must be working, we're already being wooed by several on-line video networks."

Poor Paul follows three college-aged roommates, an "odd trio," navigating life. One, played by the handsomely tall and lanky Nicholas Braun (Sky High, Princess Protection Program), can be found in the living room wearing boxer shorts and a snorkel asking for rabbit meat or duct tape. Another, played by Schmidt, eats dried seaweed because it has the same mineral concentration as human blood. And poor Paul, played by Bennett, slips into outrageous fantasies whenever things around him get too weird.

Beyer describes Poor Paul as an edgy new media comedy that leaps out of the box. The show has three levels of reality that bleed into each other, Paul's video blog, the day-to-day quirky lives of the characters and Paul's outrageous fantasies. In each level Paul has a different persona. Each weekly webisode will be approximately five minutes long and contain no commercial interruptions.

"The show is built for the YouTube/MySpace audience," Bennett said. "It's well done, innovative, and we love what we're doing." Schmidt chimed in with, "The reason so many talented people are willing to work on a ground-breaking show like this is that it allows them the freedom to play many roles they've never played before and to connect and interact directly with their audience."

"It's even quite possible that comments by fans will be incorporated into the plot," Beyer added. "This is the future of entertainment; short, well-produced shows that can be viewed online any time and, with cell phones, anywhere."

Poor Paul is an Eye Scream Films production, directed by Sean Michael Beyer and written by Geoff Hoff and Steve Mancini.

It can be found on YouTube at:
www.YouTube.com/PoorPaulPoorPaul.

on MySpace at:
www.MySpace.com/PoorPaulPoorPaul.

and in HD at KoldCast: www.KoldCast.TV/index.php/show/poor_paul_hd.

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Home Shopping Latino, Inc. Launches a $6 Million Dollar Global Media Fund Campaign

Author: Home Shopping Latino, Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 03 Sep 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CARSON, Nev., Sept. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Home Shopping Latino, a Delaware Corporation (OTC: HSPL / HSPL.pk), dba Viva Telecompras, announced today that they are launching their nationwide media campaign for the company and its subsidiary, Viva Telecompras. In addition, the network intends to offer its own credit card and payment plan for Miami, FL.”



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CARSON, Nev., Sept. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Home Shopping Latino, a Delaware Corporation (OTC: HSPL), dba Viva Telecompras, announced today that they are launching their nationwide media campaign for the company and its subsidiary, Viva Telecompras. In addition, the network intends to offer its own credit card and payment plan for Miami, FL.

Viva TelecomprasGlobal Media Fund will place newspaper ads in 10,000 newspapers and news services for 24 months, delivering $6,000,000 in nationwide media campaigns. The print features are expected to reach an estimated audience of 34,000,000 readers per month.

"We are excited to be working with Global Media Fund. We believe Global Media Fund's nationwide newspaper and radio campaigns will increase our brand awareness and generate new business for the Home Shopping Latino brand," said Frank Celecia, Chairman and CEO of Home Shopping Latino, Inc. "The increasing Latino market is one of the most substantial in the United States and the more people know about our product, the stronger results we expect to see."

Home Shopping Latino, Inc., dba Viva Telecompras, is an all Spanish language television channel and online shopping website. Planned offerings include jewelry, gemstones, beauty care products, and vitamins; higher-priced items. Expecting to tap into the considerable spending power of this growing U.S. population, Viva Telecompras and its accompanying website, www.vivatelecompras.com, will fill a niche required by 10 million Hispanic homes.

HispanTelligence, the research division of Hispanic Business Inc., reports that the three main markets in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Mexico have a combined household population of 29.5 million and a combined purchasing power of over $450 billion, an attractive source of revenue for advertisers. In addition, this market is projected to increase to nearly $1 trillion in the next few years.

About Home Shopping Latino, Inc.

Home Shopping Latino is headquartered in Carson, Nevada, and is traded on the OTC under the symbol HSPL.PK (Pink Sheets HSPL). For more information about Home Shopping Latino, visit www.vivatelecompras.com.

About Global Media Fund, Inc.

Global Media Fund was established to help strong emerging growth companies conduct national media awareness and marketing campaigns in exchange for equity. Global Media Fund has been instrumental in the development of its portfolio companies by increasing their sales and brand awareness. More information can be found at www.globalmediafund.com.

Investor relations:
Greg Martin
+1-310-589-9640 x1
greg@vivatelecompras.com

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VIVA Telecompras Revamps its Website for the Financial Community

Author: Home Shopping Latino, Inc.
Dateline: Thu, 07 Aug 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Home Shopping Latino, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HSPL), a Spanish TV network covering North America, today announced the revamping of the company's VIVA website. Home Shopping Latino, Inc. will go on air as Viva Telecompras and will share the airwaves with such big names as HBO, National Geographic and Cinemax, and will be delivering their message through real-time broadcasts and interactive website experiences, as well as co-ventures with cell phone companies.”



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MIAMI, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Home Shopping Latino, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HSPL), a Spanish TV network covering North America, today announced the revamping of the company's VIVA website. Home Shopping Latino, Inc. will go on air as Viva Telecompras and will share the airwaves with such big names as HBO, National Geographic and Cinemax, and will be delivering their message through real-time broadcasts and interactive website experiences, as well as co-ventures with cell phone companies.

Scott Sedlack, who most recently managed key areas of IT at E*Trade Financial Corporation from 1994 to 2007, will be spear-heading the revamping, reporting directly to Frank Celecia, HSL Inc. President.

Scott has extensive experience in designing, creating and implementing multi-tiered, user-friendly, and secure software systems. He has held several high-level positions covering all facets of IT including Software Design, Business Analysis, Project Management, Software Engineering as well as IT Management during his tenure with E*Trade Financial and LSI Logic Corporation. He created E*Trade's first web site and was instrumental in building that into E*Trade's current stock trading platform.

"Scott's extensive experience in software and implementation has made the relaunch of the VIVA website a smooth transition," says Frank Celecia, Chairman and CEO of Home Shopping Latino, Inc. "I'm confident that Scott will help us continue to ramp up our IT capabilities as we move toward our first broadcasts."

Greg Martin, VP of Investor Relations, also stated that "One of Scott's main goals is to ensure that the new launch of our Viva site will give more information to our shareholders and the investment community."

Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events of performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," or "expects" and other statements which are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements. Reference is made to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of such risks and uncertainties.

Home Shopping Latino, Inc. (PINK SHEETS: HSPL / HSPL.pk), dba Viva TeleCompras, is an all Spanish Language Television Channel and Online shopping web site. Expecting to tap into the considerable spending power of the growing U.S. Hispanic population, Viva TeleCompras and its accompanying web site, www.vivatelecompras.com, are being developed by Home Shopping Latino, Inc. will fill a niche required by 13 million Hispanic homes. Home Shopping Latino, Inc. is headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, and is traded on the OTC under the symbol HSPL.PK.

For more information about Home Shopping Latino, Inc., please visit www.vivatelecompras.com.


Ticker alternates: PINK SHEETS:HSPL / HSPL.pk / OTC PK:HSPL

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NewsChannel 5’s Troubleshooter Stories Prompt New Bill to Protect Ohio Homeowners

Author: WEWS NewsChannel 5
Dateline: Wed, 11 Jun 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- NewsChannel 5 Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis is making a difference! His stories about problems between northeast Ohioans and their home improvement contractors have led to new legislation designed to protect home owners throughout the state. Pagonakis' stories caught the attention of State Senator Bob Spada (R-North Royalton), who today passed Senate Bill 275, legislation which would provide stronger consumer protections against home improvement contractors who defraud Ohio homeowners.”



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CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- NewsChannel 5 Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis is making a difference! His stories about problems between northeast Ohioans and their home improvement contractors have led to new legislation designed to protect home owners throughout the state. Pagonakis' stories caught the attention of State Senator Bob Spada (R-North Royalton), who today passed Senate Bill 275, legislation which would provide stronger consumer protections against home improvement contractors who defraud Ohio homeowners.

NewsChannel 5 Cleveland"Ohio consumers know they have a friend in Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis," comments Jim Scott, NewsChannel 5's interim news director. "They also know that when we say On Your Side, we mean it!"

Pagonakis, part of the NewsChannel 5 Investigators, aired Troubleshooter reports which included a couple from Macedonia who hired a contractor to build an in-ground pool for their family. They paid him $25,000, and in the end, he left them with nothing but an eight-foot hole in the ground. Another case involved an elderly woman who hired a man to repaint her home. She paid him $2,000, but he never returned.

Troubleshooter Joe has been responding to the needs of consumers throughout northeast Ohio since April 2007. Just this year, his reports have saved viewers $85,000 in goods and services.

As Senator Spada began work on the legislation, he learned just how widespread these type of cases are in Ohio. In fact, in 2007 alone, the Attorney General's office received 2,068 complaints from Ohio consumers. Senate Bill 275 provides more opportunities to hold fraudulent contractors accountable and to recoup losses under the Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA) and through providing more protections on the front-end that will help consumers weed out the bad contractors from the good and hopefully, to avoid these situations altogether.

Specifically, SB 275 provides that for construction jobs that exceed $1,000, there must be a written contract between the homeowner and the individual doing the work and the contractor in these situations will be required to maintain general liability insurance of at least $250,000. Contracts made between homeowners and contractors must specify details of work to be performed, costs, dates, information about the contractor, including their address and tax identification number, a "right to cure," which gives the contractor a short window to correct any mistakes to the homeowner's satisfaction before a dispute becomes a matter for the courts, and other information. Once the terms of the work have been agreed to, the contractor must provide the homeowner an estimate of any excess costs that may arise and is prohibited from misrepresenting any aspect of the transaction, from the nature or quality of the work or materials to the cost of the project.

Under SB 275, failure to comply with these provisions and other existing laws, can be considered an unfair or deceptive act and a violation of the CSPA. The CSPA was crafted in 1972 to prohibit deceptive, unfair, and unconscionable sales practices in consumer transactions and serves as a strong deterrent to fraud as those found guilty could be liable for roughly three times the amount of the financial damage they inflicted.

"At a time when our economy has slowed, costs are up and many families are struggling just to stay in their homes, we can least afford to ignore the deception and fraud of those who would take money from homeowners and fail to live up to their side of the bargain," Spada said.

"Everyone who has been involved in the crafting of the legislation before you today was moved by the dozens of homeowners who wrote letters or came in to testify about their experiences and there was unanimous agreement that something had to be done," Spada said. "SB 275 answers their concerns by ensuring that homeowners enjoy the protections of the Consumer Sales Practices Act, that prosecutors have adequate tools to bring these unscrupulous contractors to justice and that the consumer has a much better chance of entering into a fair contract or of recovering their losses if they are deceived."

Senate Bill 275 is supported by the Ohio Attorney General's Office. Having passed the Senate, the bill now goes to the Ohio House for further consideration.

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce, interactive media, and licensing and syndication.

The company's portfolio of media properties includes: Scripps Networks, with such brands as HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living, Great American Country and HGTVPro; daily and community newspapers in 18 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service; 10 broadcast TV stations, including six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent; United Media, a leading worldwide licensing and syndication company that is the home of PEANUTS, DILBERT and approximately 150 other features and comics; Shop At Home, which markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers in roughly 55 million U.S. households; and Shopzilla, the online comparison shopping service that carries an index of more than 30 million products from approximately 55,000 merchants.

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NewsChannel 5 Investigators Earn Top Honors

Author: WEWS NewsChannel 5
Dateline: Thu, 05 Jun 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The NewsChannel 5 Investigators, northeast Ohio's largest investigative team, captured four awards from the Associated Press. Each member of the investigative team (Duane Pohlman, Ron Regan, and Joe Pagonakis) was recognized for their exceptional work in the Large Market television categories. 'I was thrilled but not surprised,' comments NewsChannel 5's interim news director, Jim Scott.”



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CLEVELAND, Ohio, June 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The NewsChannel 5 Investigators, northeast Ohio's largest investigative team, captured four awards from the Associated Press. Each member of the investigative team (Duane Pohlman, Ron Regan, and Joe Pagonakis) was recognized for their exceptional work in the Large Market television categories. "I was thrilled but not surprised," comments NewsChannel 5's interim news director, Jim Scott. "Duane, Ron, and Joe are consummate professionals who get it. Thank goodness the judges recognized that too," adds Scott. "Our investigative unit takes pride in doing quality work and our entire team is honored."

WEWS NewsChannel 5The complete list of NewsChannel 5's 2007 Associated Press awards are as follows:

* 1st Place = Best Enterprise Reporting for "Final Justice" -- Investigator Ron Regan and NewsChannel 5's special projects team.
- In "Final Justice," Ron Regan helped a man win his freedom back...an innocent man wrongly accused.

* 1st Place = Best Documentary or Series for "The Wrong Men" -- Chief Investigator Duane Pohlman and NewsChannel 5's special projects team.
- In "The Wrong Men," Duane Pohlman uncovered new evidence in a local murder-for-hire plot. He exposed a murder case botched so badly that the system convicted the wrong men.

* 2nd Place = Best Feature Reporting for "Chasing Chickens" -- Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis and the Troubleshooter team.
- In "Chasing Chickens," Troubleshooter Joe Pagonakis and his team chased down two evasive chickens running loose in a neighborhood for weeks. It was a problem no one wanted to deal with until Joe stepped in and solved the problem with his own hands.

* 2nd Place = Best Investigative Reporting -- Chief Investigator Duane Pohlman and NewsChannel 5's special projects team.

More information: www.wews.com.

About Scripps
The E. W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce, interactive media, and licensing and syndication.

The company's portfolio of media properties includes: Scripps Networks, with such brands as HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living, Great American Country and HGTVPro; daily and community newspapers in 18 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service; 10 broadcast TV stations, including six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent; leading online search and comparison shopping services, Shopzilla and uSwitch; and United Media, a leading worldwide licensing and syndication company that is the home of PEANUTS, DILBERT and approximately 150 other features and comics.

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NewsChannel 5 Follows Local Students’ Journey to Scripps National Spelling Bee

Author: WEWS NewsChannel 5
Dateline: Tue, 27 May 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place this week in Washington D.C., featuring six contestants from Northeast Ohio and other top spellers from across the U.S., including competitors from Europe, Guam, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, American Samoa, Ghana, South Korea, Canada and New Zealand. NewsChannel 5 reporter Deb Lee is profiling the six local contestants.”



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CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee takes place this week in Washington D.C., featuring six contestants from Northeast Ohio and other top spellers from across the U.S., including competitors from Europe, Guam, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, The Bahamas, American Samoa, Ghana, South Korea, Canada and New Zealand. NewsChannel 5 reporter Deb Lee is profiling the six local contestants; watch her reports every day this week on Live On Five and NewsChannel 5 at 6. See Deb's blog on the station's website, www.newsnet5.com.

Caption: Scripps National Spelling BeeThe 288 champion spellers, ranging in age from 8- to 15-years-old, will be competing for the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship, which will be determined during the semifinal and championship rounds of the competition Friday, May 30. The spellers have qualified to compete in the national competition by winning locally sponsored spelling bees in their home communities. The national competition will be held in the Independence Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Washington.

Watch live coverage of the championship rounds on WEWS NewsChannel 5 from 8 to 10 p.m., EDT, on Friday, May 30. Emmy Award-winning television personality Tom Bergeron will host the ABC broadcast.

Preliminary championship rounds of the bee will be simulcast live earlier in the day on ESPN and ESPN360.com from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. SportsCenter anchor Chris McKendry will host the ESPN broadcast. ESPN360.com will provide coverage of the quarterfinal rounds from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation's largest and longest-running educational promotion. The competition is administered on a not-for-profit basis by The E. W. Scripps Company in Cincinnati and 280 local sponsors. The majority of local spelling bee sponsors are daily and weekly newspapers.

The purpose of the National Spelling Bee is to help students improve spelling, increase vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all of their lives.

The spelling bee is primarily an oral competition conducted in rounds until only one speller remains. The first round of competition is a 50-word, computer-based spelling test conducted between May 25 and 27. Further preliminary and quarterfinal rounds will be held Thursday, May 29. The semifinal and championship rounds will be held on Friday, May 30.

The National Spelling Bee word panel has compiled a list consisting of more than 1,000 words that will be used in the national competition.

Cash prizes for competitors range from $50 to $30,000 for the national champion. All spellers receive a commemorative watch; the Samuel Louis Sugarman Award, which consists of a $100 EE U.S. Savings bond; and Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged, on CD-ROM from Merriam-Webster.

The national champion also receives an engraved loving cup; from Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, a $5,000 scholarship; from Merriam-Webster, a $2,500 U.S. Savings Bond and a reference library; and from Encyclopedia Britannica, reference materials valued at more than $3,800.

Information about the 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee can be found at www.newsnet5.com.

The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce, interactive media, and licensing and syndication.

The company's portfolio of media properties includes: Scripps Networks, with such brands as HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living, Great American Country and HGTVPro; daily and community newspapers in 18 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service; 10 broadcast TV stations, including six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent; United Media, a leading worldwide licensing and syndication company that is the home of PEANUTS, DILBERT and approximately 150 other features and comics; Shop At Home, which markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers in roughly 55 million U.S. households; and Shopzilla, the online comparison shopping service that carries an index of more than 30 million products from approximately 55,000 merchants.

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Boulder’s Storytime Yoga Show for Children to Premiere on Rocky Mountain PBS Sunday, June 1

Author: Storytime Yoga
Dateline: Tue, 06 May 2008

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “BOULDER, Colo., May 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Storytime Yoga's first children's show, The Peddler's Dream, will air on Rocky Mountain PBS on Sunday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m. The half-hour show, produced by Flashback Media, teaches children ages 3-8 yoga through storytelling. The Peddler's Dream is a folktale from England, and teaches children about following their dream. The story is retold with beautiful stick puppets, created by Artist Angela Beloian.”



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Yoga Teacher and Storyteller Sydney Solis teaches children 3-8 yoga, geography, Spanish, philosophy and peace education in unique, award-winning show

BOULDER, Colo., May 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Storytime Yoga's first children's show, The Peddler's Dream, will air on Rocky Mountain PBS on Sunday, June 1 at 8:30 a.m. The half-hour show, produced by Flashback Media in Boulder, teaches children ages 3-8 yoga through storytelling. The Peddler's Dream is a folktale from England, and teaches children about following their dream. The story is retold with beautiful stick puppets, created by Boulder Artist Angela Beloian. The children then retell the story with yoga poses.

Caption: Storytime YogaChildren learn Spanish with Lalita the Latina Ladybug puppet, geography and philosophy with Jean-Jacques the pirate puppet, as well as meditation, relaxation and peace education. The show also features the Namaste and Breathing songs.

The show, which is available on DVD, is a Parents' Choice 2008 Recommended Award Winner. The DVD is available for purchase on Amazon.com and at www.StorytimeYoga.com.

Flashback Media and Storytime Yoga will collaborate on more episodes in the fall.

"Sydney Solis has created a truly joyful program for young children in 'Storytime Yoga,'" said Bunnie Strassner, producer. "The stories, yoga poses and music blend together to engage and entertain. Flashback had a wonderful time producing this project for her and looks forward to working on many more episodes."

About Sydney Solis and Storytime Yoga
A life-long yogini, Sydney Solis of Boulder, Colo. followed her bliss and started Storytime Yoga after the tragic death of her husband five years ago. She is the author of Storytime Yoga: Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story, which has sold more than 5,000 copies and was nominated for the 2007 Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award. She is also the author of "The Treasure in Your Heart: Yoga and Stories for Peaceful Children," and numerous audios.

A mother of two children, she has more than 300 hours of Anusara yoga training, and is a member of the National Storytelling Network and its Interfaith and Healing Story Alliances. An associate of the Joseph Campbell foundation, she has produced three World Peace Interfaith Storytelling gatherings. For more information, visit her website at www.StorytimeYoga.com.

To schedule an interview with Ms. Solis, please contact Lisa Bell at 303-527-0203.

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