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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July a Slow News Month? Not Really

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Sometimes reporters will use the worn phrase "slow news month".  I think we used to associate "slow news month" with any summer month: school vacations, legislature vacations, summer holidays, etc. Let's talk about July. It really is not a "slow news month" and historically it never has been. This July has been very busy...I will not count all the ways, but I did want to share with our readers some news stories about our Webconsuls' clients. Some news is fun, some very serious, some inspiring...take a look for yourself.

On July 2, 2010, the AP reported "Teenager's death puts focus on LA's rave parties" and quoted John Lieberman of Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers.

Also on July 2, 2010, the Los Angeles Times presented "A plank slate for an oral surfing history" which reports about The Surfing Heritage Foundation's latest project.

On July 4, 2010, the Hattiesburg American featured "Kids aim to help wildlife".  Here we get to meet Cade and Kathryn raising money for the wildlife affected by the Gulf oil spill. Their mom is Susan Slaughter of Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services.

On July 7, 2010, the Marco News offered "Power of suggestion: Local theaters find patrons' suggestions- or a close substitution - serve them well".  This article featured Mark Danni, artistic director at TheatreZone in Naples, Florida.

On July 8, 2010, the Daily Fill reported "Top Rehab Experts Explain: How Could the Lindsay Lohan Debacle Have Been Avoided?" Again, Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers' staff offered good advice for parents.

On July 15, 2010, the Arizona Daily Star detailed  "Calling Mariachi Singers".  This is a fun article about La Fuente Restaurant hosting its second annual 'idol'-like mariachi contest.

Finally, on July 22, 2010, the Orange County Register ran this story: "Olive Crest, churches team up to find homes for abused kids".  This article features Olive Crest's involvement with the Safe Families program.

As they say, these are just a few stories, let me know if you have been in the NEWS.

P.S. For those of you wondering about my photo choice for this post, Los Angeles Times announcing the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics, here is the news flash: In July 1984, Dennis Helfand escorted a group of native Alaskans to these summer games. ARCO Alaska sponsored the trip and the Alaskan natives performed in the pre-games events and even appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson!!


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