Sunday, October 10, 2010

Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre Uses Art Programming to Enrich the Community

For San Antonio residents who want to take a break from the usual, Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre will perform “Ballet Cabaret,” Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 7, 3 p.m., at San Antonio Shrine Auditorium,901 N. Loop 1604 W. AABT has a four-point mission: First, to increase public awareness of the arts through educational outreach programs and public performances. Second, to meet the needs of talented dancers and choreographers in creating new works of art. Third, to provide San Antonio audiences a fresh approach to ballet. Fourth and finally, to offer opportunities to underserved children to become involved in ballet.

True to its mission, the company’s program will range from the classical “Pas de Quatre” to new choreography with music from the cabaret era of Shostakovich and Charlie Chaplin to the present day score “Avatar.” “Ballet Cabaret” will be dedicated to the 230 plus non-profits raising money as a part of the San Antonio Area Combined Federal Campaign.

Additionally, AABT is in its’ first year of fundraising in the Combined Federal Campaign, code #95065, and encourages federal employees to donate to one of the local non-profits. The organization was recently recognized by the United Way of Bexar County at the 2010 Volunteer of the Year awards as finalists in their respective Arts category. The team is entering in its’ fifth year of service led by Executive Director, Ms Judith Gani, Artistic Director, Mrs. Julie Morton-Simpson and Board Chairman, 2009 United Way/CFC Loaned Executive, Christopher C. Herring.

Tickets and sponsorship information is contained on the website or call (210)344-9428. Non-profits can RSVP by emailing

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hispanic Heritage Month San Antonio Profile 2010

Eres Gomes, Alamo Arts Ballet

The Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre is taking strides to make sure that this brilliant art form is able to broaden its sphere of influence. Ballet is an empowering form of self-expression with numerous benefits, and is alive in San Antonio. The Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre's mission is to touch every sector of San Antonio, reaching youth across the city.

Eres Gomez is a testament to how allowing a child to explore an interest in a challenging yet constructive environment, such as ballet, can benefit their development.

Eres' admiration for ballet started as a child from watching the Nutcracker on TV. From then on, each Halloween she dressed as a ballerina. When her mother put her in ballet at age eight, Eres became the first and only dancer in her family.

At age twelve Eres was prepared to move to the next level of her classes. This move would mean more classes, higher tuition, and expensive shoes. As a single parent, Eres' mother couldn't afford the classes, so Eres had to leave the formal ballet setting.

Those four years of ballet affected the outcome of Eres' life, allowing her to internalize lessons that would help her self-esteem. Eres displays a freedom to be the unique person that she is. She sees herself as someone with potential, who looks forward to putting that potential to the test each day. That is the basis of her ability to be successful while maintaining her self-expression. She says ballet has been instrumental in empowering her to do that.

Even though Eres missed what she calls “some of the most crucial years” of ballet, rather than abandon what she loves, she started back at the age of twenty-one with a new dance school, the Ballet Arts School. After refocusing her attention on ballet, she auditioned and achieved performing status with the Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre. Now she is one of a few Latina American dancers performing with the theatre.

Eres appreciates ballet – from the artistic merging of the body with the music, to the almost meditative state involved in finding her center and balance. In addition, ballet is her social life. Due to their commitment to practicing up to six days a week, she says the class is like a family with which she‟s created an emotional bond. Also, Eres testifies that ballet is an awesome workout that would physically challenge an athlete from any sport.

However, her appreciation for ballet goes beyond those factors. Eres says ballet teaches important lessons in life. She believes that ballet makes a person stronger and more confident in who they are. “Every time it pushes me to do more than I think I can,” she says.

In order to illustrate the significance of the character one can build in ballet, Eres compares ballet to life. “They both can be a fight. In ballet, when you want to do a turn or a combination, you've got to fight your body for it because it's so hard to the point that your body wants to give in. Life is the same way, but ballet teaches you to fight through.”

The lessons that Eres has learned through ballet can be beneficial to all children in society. However, when it comes to ballet, it seems society has built cultural fence lines. Many children are unwilling to cross the lines despite the fact that they have the potential and opportunity. Eres urges youth to be open-minded beyond the image of ballet that's built into society.

Seeing Eres in action might be the liberating factor that gives youth permission to step past cultural fences and into that arena. Following Eres‟ lead could allow many more underserved youth to develop their self-esteem and confidence.

Eres says to those young people that are interested in dancing, “Don't let finances discourage you. If you are interested, there may be ballet schools that offer scholarships. And don‟t worry if you can't afford the workshops or dance camps, just make sure to get the most out of the classes that you do go to.”

To make finances even less of an issue for youth interested in ballet, Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre chairman, Christopher C. Herring, who is the Chief of Strategy for Air Force Recruiting Service, says, “We are exhibiting ballet lecture demonstrations in schools in the community, and if a young person comes to like ballet after trying it, the theatre will work with corporate sponsors and generous individual donors to insure financial backing.”

Attorney Patricia Davila, who was recently voted on the board of directors, indicates, “It is our civic responsibility to support the future generation of San Antonio and enable each young person to achieve their dreams to be successful.”

Herring adds, “as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, it is great to be able to celebrate role models like Eres who inspire her peers and young children to reach their fullest potential…we would love to have many more, 'Eres success stories' and more community supporters to continue the purpose of the nonprofit organization.”

About the Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre:
The Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre is approaching its 5th year anniversary, executive director and founder Judith Gani, and creative director, Julie Morton-Simpson were recently recognized, as finalist, by the United Way of Bexar County at the 2010 Volunteer of the Year Awards. Additionally the organization was accepted into the San Antonio Area Combined Federal Campaign, an annual federal employee giving program, to benefit nonprofit organizations. More information can be found on the organizations website or call 210-775-1138 to volunteer or contribute to the future of ballet in San Antonio.

Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre Presents: Ballet Cabaret

For San Antonio residents who want to take a break from the usual, The Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre will be performing “Ballet Cabaret,” November 6th - 7th at the Shrine Auditorium.

The Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre’s work to expose San Antonio to fresh, new ballet experiences continues with the company’s Fall 2010 production, “Ballet Cabaret.” Founder Judith Gani said that the Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre came up with the title for the weekend due to the cabaret-like elements of the venue. Also, many of the performance pieces are from the cabaret era.

“Ballet Cabaret” will feature Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre’s top dancers performing to a broad range of pieces. One classical piece will be the legendary Pas de Quatre from the mid 1800’s. Another piece will be Shostakovich’s rarely heard Jazz Suite, from 1938. There will also be choreography to music from the World War II era, as well as from composer Leroy Anderson.

The program will also include movie music ranging from Charlie Chaplain films, to Avatar. In addition, there will be guest artists from Angel Santiago's ballroom company performing cutting edge tango pieces. Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre wants to engage a broader portion of the community through “Ballet Cabaret” by going beyond mundane ballet entertainment.

Founder Judith Gani says, “Ballet can be fun, entertaining, new, and interesting. It doesn't have to be Swan Lake or the Nutcracker every time. That's why we strive to do new choreography to music that you wouldn't expect to see in ballet.”

The Shrine Auditorium is located at 901 North Loop 1604 West. Performances are on November 6th at 7:30PM and 7th at 3:00PM. For ticket information, visit, or call (210) 344-9428. “Ballet Cabaret” will be dedicated to the 230 plus non-profits raising money as a part of the San Antonio Area Combined Federal campaign.

This is the first year Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre is taking part in the CFC. Federal employees that would like to keep the arts alive in San Antonio can use their donation code #95065.

About the Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre:
The Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre is approaching its 5th year anniversary. Executive Director and Founder Judith Gani, and Artistic Director, Julie Morton-Simpson were recently recognized by the United Way of Bexar County at the 2010 Volunteer of the Year awards as finalists in their respective categories. Additionally, the organization was accepted into the San Antonio Area Combined Federal Campaign, code #95065, an annual federal employee-giving program, to benefit nonprofit organizations. More information can be found on the organizations website or call (210) 344-9428 to volunteer or contribute to the future of ballet in San Antonio.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

General Michael Hagee to Keynote Spirit of America Dinner

The Greater San Antonio Chamber is excited to announce that General Michael Hagee, former Commandant of the United States Marine Corp and current President of the National Museum of the Pacific War, will be the keynote speaker at the Celebrate America’s Military Spirit of America Dinner on November 3.

The National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas is the only institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to telling the story of the Pacific and Asiatic Theaters in World War II. General Hagee was recently featured on KLRN, where he spoke about why the National Museum of the Pacific War is located in Fredericksburg and about the war that culminated in man's only use of nuclear weapons.

September Third Thursday Draws Huge Crowd to Celebrate UTSA Football

More than 1,000 people showed support for the UTSA Alumni Association at the monthly Third Thursday event, sponsored by Silver Eagle Distributors. As a joint event with “1st and Rowdy Tailgate Party,” guests got the chance to meet the UTSA Roadrunners and head coach Larry Coker.

Attendees were able to have their photo taken with Coach Coker, and all proceeds from the event, held at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, benefitted the UTSA Alumni Association. It was also an opportunity to purchase some of the first season tickets for the inaugural UTSA football season, which will begin in the fall of 2011.

Third Thursday began in July as a way to raise funds for non-profits and a place for ‘younger’ professionals to enjoy an evening with friends. The next Third Thursday will be held at The Pearl Stable Breezeway on October 21, and all of the $10 door donations will benefit Hope4Heroes. A new addition this month will be a Kids Corner, hosted by the Twig book shop.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

San Antonio Childcare Review: New Horizons School

Parents have been getting excited for the grand reopening of New Horizons School - at one time a well established chain of daycare and elementary schools in San Antonio. Today New Horizons is one school making a big splash on the Stone Ridge Community of San Antonio near the Texas Transportation Museum and Time Warner Park. New Horizons School on 3700 Ridge Country Street, San Antonio 78247 boast of a sound preschool program, inviting childcare services and cutting edge prekindergarten learning center. The school the capacity for over 100 children to attend with pickups at Wetmore Elementary School for their after school program.

A goal of the new owners who served on Active Duty and Retired from the United States Air Force is to bring quality learning back to the childcare enviroment. They talk proudly of their children and how the base child development centers took pride in the quality childcare their children received on Air Force bases worldwide. Why should the childcare offered off-base be inferior to the options off-base? New Horizons has lofty goals of being the example of the pack in Military City USA.

The San Antonio Preschool teachers are excited to deliver a creative curriculum to the children which encourages learning through interactive involvement. The philosophy behind New Horizons School creative curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. New Horizons benchmarked its' learning program from the United States Air Force's best-in-class - Child Development Center at Randolph AFB in early 2010. "After seeing the success in our children, we adopted this curriculum as it has been proven to advance children of all ages pretty quickly. Learning isn't just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in."

Our grade is A for effort -- also according to recent strong Google reviews, the new owners heavily invested in bring the facility into a desirable and safe condition. Can you go wrong by giving back to children with love and learning?

The Grand Opening of New Horizons School will occur on August 2, 2010 at 3PM rain or shine by the North Chamber of Commerce. They will welcome the new owners to the neighborhood and a special prayer will be delivered by Rev. Dr. Zebedee C. Herring, Pastor of Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. To learn more about New Horizons School...also known as the San Antonio Preschool go to

This editorial is the opinion of the, San Antonio's #1 Blog!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

'Beat of America' holds strong work

Jasmina Wellinghoff - Special to the Express-News For its winter performance, titled "The Beat of America," the Alamo Arts Ballet Theater (AABT) decided to mix ballet – classical and otherwise -- with patriotic and military themes, throwing in a dose of Big Band jazziness for good measure.

The show premiered Saturday at the Carver Community Cultural Center and will be repeated at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday's performance was for the most part an enjoyable experience despite some last minute changes in the program which substituted the pas de deux from "Sleeping Beauty" for Balanchine's "Star and Stripes." The latter was supposed to be danced by the big stars of the night, guest artists Michele Gifford and Andrey Prikhodka, who instead starred in the "Beauty" number.

Both rose to the occasion, of course, though more so as soloists than as partners, but the Balanchine piece would have been more relevant to the theme and more interesting for local audiences to see.

Fortunately no one canceled the other piece featuring Gifford, "Lorelei," choreographed by Elizabeth Gillaspy to music by Brahms. Inspired by romantic poems about the bewitching siren of the Rhine, Lorelei, the dance was visually stunning, the choreography fresh and eloquent and Gifford's charged performance spellbinding. The final moment when the ballerina stood still and alone in the center with only one of her arms gently undulating by her side as if animated by a departing breeze, was the kind of image that's likely to stay with you for a long while.

The program held other riches as well. Guest choreographer Bill Coleman created a much more modern but also poignantly eloquent piece called "Letting Go" set to Sarah MacLachlan's "Let You Go." Ccompany member Marcie Miller portrayed a woman receiving the letter that every military wife dreads. After an anguished "no!" she threw herself with abandon into Coleman's choreography, struggling with her pain and with letting go.

Partner Jorge Villafana was basically there to support her. Their moves were more naturalistic and positively rough by ballet standards. He would lift her like a child, for instance, with her back against his chest, her knees tightly folded under her, or she would jump into his arms only to be lifted and hugged with her legs sticking straight out by his sides. She also repeatedly ran and grabbed him from behind and he carried her semi-limp body on his back for a while.

On a more cheerful front, there were two big numbers Artistic Director Julie Morton-Simpson set to military marches and big band sounds, respectively. The former opened the program with simple but pleasing choreography cleanly executed by company dancers and the very capable guest artist Preston Patterson. In one segment he partnered the graceful Felicia McBride, who is currently with Ballet Austin II but grew up and learned her craft in San Antonio. All the "marchers" wore military caps and cute white gloves, moved briskly and did a lot of charming saluting.

The big band showpiece closed the proceeding in great style. Consisting of six sections, several of which were choreographed by Morton-Simpson -- with Judith Gani and Jennifer Buchheit contributing one each -- the work was flirtatious, jazzy, humorous and entertaining. It also did a nice job of incorporating showbiz and social dancing moves into ballet.

Patterson again stood out with his powerful leaps but the entire ensemble caught the spirit of the piece, including McBride, Miller, Meghan Oswald, Michelle Becken, Samantha Canedy, Ivy Newell, Leah Brown, Eres Gomez and others.

The one wrong note in the show was the kids' number "4th of July Picnic." The need to encourage young dancers is understandable, but they would shine a lot more in a school recital than they did last night. In addition, the concept and execution of the piece needed a bit of cleaning up and tightening.

As if all of this weren't enough, the evening also held two very brief dances adapted for this occasion by former Houston Ballet prima ballerina Lauren Anderson, and Coleman's "In the Night," a dance that wasn't quite in sync with its music, namely George Benson's highly expressive interpretation of "Here Comes the Sun."

Tickets cost $11 - $21 and can be purchased at the Carver's box office before the show

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre presents: Ballet Geographic


Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre presents: Ballet Geographic, a collaborative performance of ballet, character, Latin, Middle Eastern and contemporary dance forms
Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre (San Antonio, TX) presents Ballet Geographic, a collaborative performance of ballet and other dance forms inspired by music from around the world.

Please join Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre April 10th and 11th 2010 at Our Lady of the Lake University’s Thiry Auditorium. Performances will begin at 7:30pm on Saturday the 10th and at 3pm on Sunday the 11th. General admission will be $20.

For more information or to purchase tickets please call (210)344-9428.

Contact: Mallory Crain
Phone: (830)446-6518

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

San Antonio Texas Real Estate

Texas real estate agent specializing in Converse, Cibolo, and Schertz new homes or existing homes for sale in the San Antonio market launches a website to help buyers find the best home investments.

River Walk Current News – 15-February-2010 – San Antonio, TX – Texas real estate agent Teri Lucas, a real estate broker specializing in new San Antonio, Converse, Cibolo, and Schertz homes and residential properties, is launching a new website geared exclusively to helping her clients learn more about the San Antonio home market for the summer move cycle of 2010.

Lucas, an agent who makes it her career to follow the San Antonio real estate trends, says that there is a need to inform buyers of the new builders and neighborhoods experiencing positive changes. She says, "Buying or selling your home is one of your biggest life experiences. As a Real Estate Broker, her goal, with each client, is to work in their best interest and treat each person with the respect they truly deserve."

"Most real estate agents rely on existing San Antonio homes for sale to provide inventory for buyers to choose from, but there is a great opportunity right now for buyers to get into a new Converse, Cibolo, or Schertz home for a screaming bargain. Home buyers want incentives to make deals like never before, and my job is to know what those deals are and find them for prospective buyers -- especially the military families who come from Fort Sam Houston and Randolph Air Force Base."

She says the San Antonio, Converse, Cibolo, and Schertz real estate market is climbing and she looks forward to helping so many families who call on her services. "I'm hoping they will see my new website which features property pictures, and listing information and see themselves in a new home." The new home market is a niche she is passionate about, and she believes her expertise will directly benefit the bottom line when negotiating a transaction for her clients.

"I make it a point to build good, honest, strong, and lasting relationship with my clients. They depend upon me to be resourceful and to know about the local marketplace and understand the builders in the Converse, Cibolo, and Schertz so I know exactly what's being offered."

She says builder incentives vary from outright cash back after closing, a great way to get some extra home furnishings, to airline miles and gift card shopping sprees.

"I work hard to know what are the best Converse, Cibolo, and Schertz new home deals and make them available to my clients. Likewise I am constantly searching for the perfect home for the buyer with a taste for high-end luxury homes " says Lucas.


For more information, please contact:

Christopher Herring
San Antonio Texas Real Estate
San Antonio, TX 78216

Amacore Group announce multi-faceted marketing agreement with ID Watchdog

29. January 2010

ID Watchdog, Inc. (TSX.V:IDW) (OTCQX:IDWAF), provider of the most comprehensive identity theft protection and resolution services in the market today, announced a multi-faceted marketing agreement with the Amacore Group, Inc. (OTCBB:ACGI). Amacore is a leader in providing membership benefit programs, insurance products, and other innovative and high-quality solutions to individuals, families, small businesses and employer groups nationwide, with a customer base totaling more than 1 million members.

"Amacore is one of the most professional and well connected marketing partners we have ever come across"

Under the terms of the deal, Amacore is poised to integrate ID Watchdog's identity protection services into its existing suite of product offerings as well as implement a comprehensive direct marketing campaign featuring ID Watchdog. The marketing initiatives are expected to run the full spectrum of media coverage, including television, print, and radio marketing channels.

"Amacore is committed to offering innovative and valuable products which are well-matched to meet consumer's needs and demands, driven through professionally executed and highly effective customized marketing campaigns tailored to drive adoption of those offerings," said Amacore CEO Jay Shafer. "With identity theft once again named the fastest growing crime in America, consumer demand for identity theft solutions has never been higher and Amacore is excited to put our marketing efforts behind ID Watchdog's excellent service."

Founded in 1993, Amacore is a full service provider of benefits, services and programs to the direct marketing industry. Its clients are made up of mid to large organizations across the United States and around the world, including a number of fortune 500 companies. Amacore strives to provide meaningful experience for its marketing partners with the ability to support direct response methods like Direct Response TV, agent networks, telemarketing, and numerous online initiatives.

"Amacore is one of the most professional and well connected marketing partners we have ever come across," said Daniel Mohan, President and COO of ID Watchdog. "We believe that ID Watchdog can bring considerable value to Amacore's existing client base and that the combination of our innovative products and Amacore's marketing horsepower will drive considerable numbers of new customers to both companies."

Joint marketing efforts for the ID Watchdog program will begin on February 1, 2010 and are expected to ramp up steadily throughout the year.

Source: ID Watchdog, Inc.

Zurvita Enters Large and Rapidly Growing Local Online Advertising Market With Proprietary Local Advertising Search Directory Services

Geo-Targeted Display Advertising Market Forecasted to Grow From $897 Million in 2008 to $1.9 Billion in 2013

February 11, 2010: 07:30 AM ET

Zurvita Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ZRVT), a dynamic network marketing company offering turn-key solutions for high-quality consumer and business products and services, announced today that it has entered the geo-targeted, local search market with a proprietary local search and advertising software program called the "Local Search Engine Directory." The Local Search Engine Directory helps small and medium sized businesses connect with consumers with more targeted and prominent display on the Internet.

According to a December 2009 analyst report by media consulting firm BIA/Kelsey, "The geo-targeted segment of the display market will grow from 10.2 percent of all display ads sold in 2008 to 15 percent by 2013." Furthermore, BIA/Kelsey suggests that geo-targeted display advertising revenues will grow from $897 million in 2008 to $1.9 billion in 2013.

The Local Search Engine Directory service offered by Zurvita is a proprietary local search and advertising software program owned by Omni Reliant Holdings. The Local Search Engine Directory platform connects consumers who visit high-volume websites with thousands of national and local advertisers, thereby increasing brand identity and exposure, and ultimately customer revenue, by geo-targeting advertising placements in local markets, where they make the most impact.

The BIA/Kelsey report went on to state that, "The locally bought portion of the market, which primarily comprises small and medium-sized businesses, will see the highest growth, at a CAGR of 66 percent. The segment will grow from $45 million in 2008 to $565 million by 2013."

"We believe the Local Search Engine Directory will be a remarkable success because of our unique business-to-business strategy," commented Mr. Mark Jarvis, Co-CEO of Zurvita. "We are offering a best-in-class, online, fully turn-key, and geo-targeted marketing solution within Zurvita's dynamic network marketing channel. Everyone knows the best business is local business, and the Local Search Engine Directory is the key for small and medium sized businesses to unlock that potential."

Jarvis added, "Zurvita's fall 2009 exclusive licensing of this extraordinary technology was a key strategic element of the company's long-term growth plan. We've been working on this for months, refining and re-tooling the program to maximize the user experience and the bottom line impact of the platform for our clients and customers, and we have now crossed the finish line. I am extremely excited about the program as a key component of Zurvita's long-term success.

"Our sales organization is enthusiastic about this addition to Zurvita's suite of diverse, innovative, and high quality services, and is actively promoting the Local Search Engine Directory to the marketing conscious business owner. For individuals interested in joining a direct sales organization, this program offers a compelling recruitment opportunity beyond traditional consumables and we anticipate that these services will be a very successful product and a compelling recruiting message for Zurvita."

More information on Zurvita, the opportunity and the product and service offerings can be found at:

About The Local Search Engine Directory

The Local Search Engine Directory is an online business directory and Internet marketing solution designed expressly for the small business owner lacking the time, expertise and financial resources to develop an effective online presence. National and local advertisers will use this advertising service to efficiently reach consumers online by pushing listings out across major search engines and high traffic websites. Listings include the ability for advertisers to upload videos, images, incentive coupons and view performance metrics. The Local Search Engine Directory is owned by OmniReliant Holdings.

About OmniReliant Holdings

OmniReliant Holdings is a holding Company that has company subsidiaries that utilizes DRTV, live shopping and internet to build brands. The Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the creation, design, distribution, and sale of affordable products available to U.S. and international consumers. The Company successfully markets its products through various direct response formats, live shopping networks, ecommerce, direct mail, and traditional retail channels. The corporate offices of OmniReliant are located 14375 Meyerlake Circle Clearwater, Florida 33760. OmniReliant questions may be addressed to Robert J. DeCecco, CEO, at 727-230-1031. For further information visit

About Zurvita, Inc.

Zurvita is a dynamic direct-to-consumer marketing company offering high-quality products and services targeting individuals, families and small businesses. The company's highly differentiated services feature best in class consumer products and small business solutions through a growing network of independent sales consultants. Zurvita has rapid growth potential due to its experienced sales management team and its unique business-to-business strategy offering turnkey solutions for commercial and residential energy, advertising, telecommunications and financial services.

Safe Harbor Statement

Matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the Company.

Hampton Growth Resources, LLC
Andrew W. Haag
Managing Partner
Phone: 877-368-3566
Email Contact

What is Zurvita's New Local Ad Link?

Now that Zurvita has completed their recent acquisition of LocalAdLink, several people are wondering how it will benefit Zurvita and fit into their existing product line. With this article, I want to look at 3 advantages that LocalAdLink brings: a much needed service, its role in the business to business model and its growth potential for Zurvita.

However, before I list these benefits, let's take a closer look at what LocalAdLink is and how an Ad works?

LocalAdLink was developed for the small business owner who lacks the time, money and expertise to build an effective online marketing campaign. It is an Online Business Directory and Internet Marketing Solution that gives you that internet presence and drives traffic to your Ad site through Geo-Targeted and Contextual Targeted advertising. This offers advertisers an exceptional chance to be found on the internet that most other forms of advertising companies cannot provide.

An ad is created, which becomes an individual web page within the directory. That ad is then aggressively pushed out to the Social Networks sites such as FaceBook and MySpace. LocalAdLink also pushes the ad out to High Traffic websites like Popular Mechanics, Martha Stewart and CNN just to name a few. To top it off, the ad is placed on search engines so that your customers can find your local business through a direct internet search on Google, Yahoo, Bing and many others.

How does LocalAdLink benefit Zurvita and fit into the product line?

For starters, LocalAdLink gives all business owners a way to have an affordable internet advertising presence. In today's world, the internet is an essential part of our lives and having a compelling internet advertising presence is essential. If you are not reaching your customer online, they will take their business to your competition who can be found online.

The network marketing experience of Zurvita blends well with the LocalAdLink internet advertising technology to provide an excellent product for the business consumer and a solid company for those looking to join a network marketing company. And, as MLM products and services go, internet advertising is not a saturated service. That means you will not have to be competing with lots of other marketers for the business of these advertisers.

A second key advantage is that LocalAdLink is another piece in Zurvita's business to business model that has Commercial Energy as the foundation. This is key because most MLM companies have a product line that only appeals to the everyday consumer and not business customers. While Zurvita is developing a line that appeals to not only consumers for personal use but also businesses. This is an advantage to the distributor base, in that, it allows them to make multiple product sales to one business.

It is with this business to business model that Zurvita will be gaining the most from in their acquisition of LocalAdLink because it fills a much needed gap in network marketing products to the consumer. Bearing in mind this element, Zurvita should see a rise in growth as a company and its distributors who take action should see growth in their incomes as well.

The last important benefit is that LocalAdLink will increase the size of Zurvita, both as a company and its revenues. This is a good thing for the publicly traded company. This is will generate more buzz in the MLM community and will help Zurvita to become a household name.

I believe that, with the assortment of products and services that Zurvita currently offers, LocalAdLink will fit right in. I highly recommend starting your own Zurvita business if you are looking for a company with great growth potential and a compensation plan that will help you secure your own financial future.

Monday, February 15, 2010

San Antonio Painters Find Pay Per Click Solution

San Antonio, TX - A new pay per click local ad management company has showcased their talents by helping San Antonio Painters, plumbers, electricians, landscaping companies, and car repair companies to wage a war against high pay per click advertising overhead. The company featured the website San Antonio Painters to test the quick placement in Google, Yahoo and Bing using a new advertising platform and flat fee pay per click service. As a reult of the test period, Bing featured the website in the #1 position using the keyword painters in San Antonio and San Antonio Painters. If you would like to know more about this online experiment, please comment to this blog with your email address.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dr. King would be deeply satisfied at the progress we have made

Dr. Martin Luther King was a moral giant and cherished hero of the world - a tireless champion of the poor and oppressed against the powerful. He understood the inescapable mutability of our fates and entreated the nation to embrace peace, justice and equality. He called on us to love humanity and one another and to fight for a just society.

This year our celebration of Dr. King's legacy has taken a solemn tone, as the unimaginable tragedy that has struck our brothers and sisters in Haiti weighs heavily on our hearts. It is, however, in these times of great suffering that we find comfort, leadership and inspiration from our heroes. As Dr. King said, "the time is always right to do what is right," and as Americans there can be no better way to celebrate Dr. King's life than to give what we can to assist the people of Haiti, who have lost their homes, businesses, family members, and livelihoods.

The contributions made by the country of Haiti and Haitian Americans have helped shape our country into what it is today. The time is now for all of American and the world to band together to help relieve the suffering of the Haitian community, rebuild the nation, and renew the spirit of all Haitians and Haitian Americans.

Dr. King was a man of vision and prescience. Sadly, many of his speeches are just as relevant today as they were over 40 years ago.

Dr. King courageously raised his voice against war. He spoke of the destructive impact of the Vietnam war draining resources from the fight against poverty and exhorted people to see the war as "an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such."

He spoke on behalf of the Vietnamese people that we were fighting. "They must weep as the bulldozers roar through their areas preparing to destroy the precious trees. They wander into the hospitals with at least twenty casualties from American firepower for one Vietcong-inflicted injury. So far, we may have killed a million of them, mostly children. They see the children selling their sisters to our soldiers, soliciting for their mothers. It is clear to them that we are on the side of the wealthy, and the secure, while we create a hell for the poor."

Today, we are at war in two nations.

Much of Dr. King's work was to end the scourge of poverty and he began to question the essence of our prevailing economic system. "We must ask the question why there are forty million poor people in America. And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy."

Today, the forty million poor of whom Dr. King spoke have barely decreased in number, with 39.2 million Americans still living in poverty. The greed and excesses of our system has led to one of the worst recessions in history.

Dr. King championed labor describing the labor movement as the "principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. When in the thirties the wave of union organization crested over our nation, it carried to secure shores not only itself but the whole society," he said.

Today, the laws on union organizing have been weakened and the percentage of unionized workers has fallen from 36 percent in 1945 to 12.4 percent of American workers, only 7.6 percent in the private sector.

And Dr. King asked us all to give of our time and our voice to change the injustice around us. "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" he said.

Dr. King would be deeply satisfied at the progress we have made. The historic election of our nation's first African-American president, the rise of many prominent Black Americans to the pinnacle of politics and business. But Dr. King was a man of the poor and he would remind us that the struggle is not over. The dream has not yet been achieved. That the disparities in the criminal justice system, in poverty, in health and in employment that still plague our communities means that we have a long way to go.

Dr. King won a Nobel Peace Prize, and the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world. He changed our country and our world for the better. He offered us a shining paragon that we can strive for and ideals that we should endeavor to live up to. Today, we can best honor Dr. King's life and commemorate his death by continuing his noble work for a just society with equal opportunity for all, humankind, peace, economic democracy and a political system within which the rights of all are enshrined.

"In the end," said Dr. King, "we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends...Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."


Benjamin Todd Jealous
President and CEO

NAACP, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215

Sunday, January 17, 2010

President Obama Delivers 2010 Dr. King Message to America

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 17, 2010 Remarks by the President in Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Washington, DC
12:00 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Praise be to God. Let me begin by thanking the entire Vermont Avenue Baptist Church family for welcoming our family here today. It feels like a family. Thank you for making us feel that way. (Applause.) To Pastor Wheeler, first lady Wheeler, thank you so much for welcoming us here today. Congratulations on Jordan Denice -- aka Cornelia. (Laughter.)

Michelle and I have been blessed with a new nephew this year as well -- Austin Lucas Robinson. (Applause.) So maybe at the appropriate time we can make introductions. (Laughter.) Now, if Jordan's father is like me, then that will be in about 30 years. (Laughter.) That is a great blessing.

Michelle and Malia and Sasha and I are thrilled to be here today. And I know that sometimes you have to go through a little fuss to have me as a guest speaker. (Laughter.) So let me apologize in advance for all the fuss.

We gather here, on a Sabbath, during a time of profound difficulty for our nation and for our world. In such a time, it soothes the soul to seek out the Divine in a spirit of prayer; to seek solace among a community of believers. But we are not here just to ask the Lord for His blessing. We aren't here just to interpret His Scripture. We're also here to call on the memory of one of His noble servants, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Now, it's fitting that we do so here, within the four walls of Vermont Avenue Baptist Church -- here, in a church that rose like the phoenix from the ashes of the civil war; here in a church formed by freed slaves, whose founding pastor had worn the union blue; here in a church from whose pews congregants set out for marches and from whom choir anthems of freedom were heard; from whose sanctuary King himself would sermonize from time to time.

One of those times was Thursday, December 6, 1956. Pastor, you said you were a little older than me, so were you around at that point? (Laughter.) You were three years old -- okay. (Laughter.) I wasn’t born yet. (Laughter.)

On Thursday, December 6, 1956. And before Dr. King had pointed us to the mountaintop, before he told us about his dream in front of the Lincoln Memorial, King came here, as a 27-year-old preacher, to speak on what he called "The Challenge of a New Age." "The Challenge of a New Age." It was a period of triumph, but also uncertainty, for Dr. King and his followers -- because just weeks earlier, the Supreme Court had ordered the desegregation of Montgomery's buses, a hard-wrought, hard-fought victory that would put an end to the 381-day historic boycott down in Montgomery, Alabama.

And yet, as Dr. King rose to take that pulpit, the future still seemed daunting. It wasn't clear what would come next for the movement that Dr. King led. It wasn't clear how we were going to reach the Promised Land. Because segregation was still rife; lynchings still a fact. Yes, the Supreme Court had ruled not only on the Montgomery buses, but also on Brown v. Board of Education. And yet that ruling was defied throughout the South -- by schools and by states; they ignored it with impunity. And here in the nation's capital, the federal government had yet to fully align itself with the laws on its books and the ideals of its founding.

So it's not hard for us, then, to imagine that moment. We can imagine folks coming to this church, happy about the boycott being over. We can also imagine them, though, coming here concerned about their future, sometimes second-guessing strategy, maybe fighting off some creeping doubts, perhaps despairing about whether the movement in which they had placed so many of their hopes -- a movement in which they believed so deeply -- could actually deliver on its promise.

So here we are, more than half a century later, once again facing the challenges of a new age. Here we are, once more marching toward an unknown future, what I call the Joshua generation to their Moses generation -- the great inheritors of progress paid for with sweat and blood, and sometimes life itself.

We've inherited the progress of unjust laws that are now overturned. We take for granted the progress of a ballot being available to anybody who wants to take the time to actually vote. We enjoy the fruits of prejudice and bigotry being lifted -- slowly, sometimes in fits and starts, but irrevocably -- from human hearts. It's that progress that made it possible for me to be here today; for the good people of this country to elect an African American the 44th President of the United States of America.

Reverend Wheeler mentioned the inauguration, last year's election. You know, on the heels of that victory over a year ago, there were some who suggested that somehow we had entered into a post-racial America, all those problems would be solved. There were those who argued that because I had spoke of a need for unity in this country that our nation was somehow entering into a period of post-partisanship. That didn’t work out so well. There was a hope shared by many that life would be better from the moment that I swore that oath.

Of course, as we meet here today, one year later, we know the promise of that moment has not yet been fully fulfilled. Because of an era of greed and irresponsibility that sowed the seeds of its own demise, because of persistent economic troubles unaddressed through the generations, because of a banking crisis that brought the financial system to the brink of catastrophe, we are being tested -- in our own lives and as a nation -- as few have been tested before.

Unemployment is at its highest level in more than a quarter of a century. Nowhere is it higher than the African American community. Poverty is on the rise. Home ownership is slipping. Beyond our shores, our sons and daughters are fighting two wars. Closer to home, our Haitian brothers and sisters are in desperate need. Bruised, battered, many people are legitimately feeling doubt, even despair, about the future. Like those who came to this church on that Thursday in 1956, folks are wondering, where do we go from here?

I understand those feelings. I understand the frustration and sometimes anger that so many folks feel as they struggle to stay afloat. I get letters from folks around the country every day; I read 10 a night out of the 40,000 that we receive. And there are stories of hardship and desperation, in some cases, pleading for help: I need a job. I'm about to lose my home. I don't have health care -- it's about to cause my family to be bankrupt. Sometimes you get letters from children: My mama or my daddy have lost their jobs, is there something you can do to help? Ten letters like that a day we read.

So, yes, we're passing through a hard winter. It's the hardest in some time. But let's always remember that, as a people, the American people, we've weathered some hard winters before. This country was founded during some harsh winters. The fishermen, the laborers, the craftsmen who made camp at Valley Forge -- they weathered a hard winter. The slaves and the freedmen who rode an underground railroad, seeking the light of justice under the cover of night -- they weathered a hard winter. The seamstress whose feet were tired, the pastor whose voice echoes through the ages -- they weathered some hard winters. It was for them, as it is for us, difficult, in the dead of winter, to sometimes see spring coming. They, too, sometimes felt their hopes deflate. And yet, each season, the frost melts, the cold recedes, the sun reappears. So it was for earlier generations and so it will be for us.

What we need to do is to just ask what lessons we can learn from those earlier generations about how they sustained themselves during those hard winters, how they persevered and prevailed. Let us in this Joshua generation learn how that Moses generation overcame.

Let me offer a few thoughts on this. First and foremost, they did so by remaining firm in their resolve. Despite being threatened by sniper fire or planted bombs, by shoving and punching and spitting and angry stares, they adhered to that sweet spirit of resistance, the principles of nonviolence that had accounted for their success.

Second, they understood that as much as our government and our political parties had betrayed them in the past -- as much as our nation itself had betrayed its own ideals -- government, if aligned with the interests of its people, can be -- and must be -- a force for good. So they stayed on the Justice Department. They went into the courts. They pressured Congress, they pressured their President. They didn’t give up on this country. They didn’t give up on government. They didn’t somehow say government was the problem; they said, we're going to change government, we're going to make it better. Imperfect as it was, they continued to believe in the promise of democracy; in America's constant ability to remake itself, to perfect this union.

Third, our predecessors were never so consumed with theoretical debates that they couldn't see progress when it came. Sometimes I get a little frustrated when folks just don't want to see that even if we don't get everything, we're getting something. (Applause.) King understood that the desegregation of the Armed Forces didn’t end the civil rights movement, because black and white soldiers still couldn't sit together at the same lunch counter when they came home. But he still insisted on the rightness of desegregating the Armed Forces. That was a good first step -- even as he called for more. He didn’t suggest that somehow by the signing of the Civil Rights that somehow all discrimination would end. But he also didn’t think that we shouldn’t sign the Civil Rights Act because it hasn’t solved every problem. Let's take a victory, he said, and then keep on marching. Forward steps, large and small, were recognized for what they were -- which was progress.

Fourth, at the core of King's success was an appeal to conscience that touched hearts and opened minds, a commitment to universal ideals -- of freedom, of justice, of equality -- that spoke to all people, not just some people. For King understood that without broad support, any movement for civil rights could not be sustained. That's why he marched with the white auto worker in Detroit. That's why he linked arm with the Mexican farm worker in California, and united people of all colors in the noble quest for freedom.

Of course, King overcame in other ways as well. He remained strategically focused on gaining ground -- his eyes on the prize constantly -- understanding that change would not be easy, understand that change wouldn't come overnight, understanding that there would be setbacks and false starts along the way, but understanding, as he said in 1956, that "we can walk and never get weary, because we know there is a great camp meeting in the promised land of freedom and justice."

And it's because the Moses generation overcame that the trials we face today are very different from the ones that tested us in previous generations. Even after the worst recession in generations, life in America is not even close to being as brutal as it was back then for so many. That's the legacy of Dr. King and his movement. That's our inheritance. Having said that, let there be no doubt the challenges of our new age are serious in their own right, and we must face them as squarely as they faced the challenges they saw.

I know it's been a hard road we've traveled this year to rescue the economy, but the economy is growing again. The job losses have finally slowed, and around the country, there's signs that businesses and families are beginning to rebound. We are making progress.

I know it's been a hard road that we've traveled to reach this point on health reform. I promise you I know. (Laughter.) But under the legislation I will sign into law, insurance companies won't be able to drop you when you get sick, and more than 30 million people -- (applause) -- our fellow Americans will finally have insurance. More than 30 million men and women and children, mothers and fathers, won't be worried about what might happen to them if they get sick. This will be a victory not for Democrats; this will be a victory for dignity and decency, for our common humanity. This will be a victory for the United States of America.

Let's work to change the political system, as imperfect as it is. I know people can feel down about the way things are going sometimes here in Washington. I know it's tempting to give up on the political process. But we've put in place tougher rules on lobbying and ethics and transparency -- tougher rules than any administration in history. It's not enough, but it's progress. Progress is possible. Don't give up on voting. Don't give up on advocacy. Don't give up on activism. There are too many needs to be met, too much work to be done. Like Dr. King said, "We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope."

Let us broaden our coalition, building a confederation not of liberals or conservatives, not of red states or blue states, but of all Americans who are hurting today, and searching for a better tomorrow. The urgency of the hour demands that we make common cause with all of America's workers -- white, black, brown -- all of whom are being hammered by this recession, all of whom are yearning for that spring to come. It demands that we reach out to those who've been left out in the cold even when the economy is good, even when we're not in recession -- the youth in the inner cities, the youth here in Washington, D.C., people in rural communities who haven't seen prosperity reach them for a very long time. It demands that we fight discrimination, whatever form it may come. That means we fight discrimination against gays and lesbians, and we make common cause to reform our immigration system.

And finally, we have to recognize, as Dr. King did, that progress can't just come from without -- it also has to come from within. And over the past year, for example, we've made meaningful improvements in the field of education. I've got a terrific Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. He's been working hard with states and working hard with the D.C. school district, and we've insisted on reform, and we've insisted on accountability. We we're putting in more money and we've provided more Pell Grants and more tuition tax credits and simpler financial aid forms. We've done all that, but parents still need to parent. (Applause.) Kids still need to own up to their responsibilities. We still have to set high expectations for our young people. Folks can't simply look to government for all the answers without also looking inside themselves, inside their own homes, for some of the answers.

Progress will only come if we're willing to promote that ethic of hard work, a sense of responsibility, in our own lives. I'm not talking, by the way, just to the African American community. Sometimes when I say these things people assme, well, he's just talking to black people about working hard. No, no, no, no. I'm talking to the American community. Because somewhere along the way, we, as a nation, began to lose touch with some of our core values. You know what I'm talking about. We became enraptured with the false prophets who prophesized an easy path to success, paved with credit cards and home equity loans and get-rich-quick schemes, and the most important thing was to be a celebrity; it doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you get on TV. That's everybody.

We forgot what made the bus boycott a success; what made the civil rights movement a success; what made the United States of America a success -- that, in this country, there's no substitute for hard work, no substitute for a job well done, no substitute for being responsible stewards of God's blessings.

What we're called to do, then, is rebuild America from its foundation on up. To reinvest in the essentials that we've neglected for too long -- like health care, like education, like a better energy policy, like basic infrastructure, like scientific research. Our generation is called to buckle down and get back to basics.

We must do so not only for ourselves, but also for our children, and their children. For Jordan and for Austin. That's a sacrifice that falls on us to make. It's a much smaller sacrifice than the Moses generation had to make, but it's still a sacrifice.

Yes, it's hard to transition to a clean energy economy. Sometimes it may be inconvenient, but it's a sacrifice that we have to make. It's hard to be fiscally responsible when we have all these human needs, and we're inheriting enormous deficits and debt, but that's a sacrifice that we're going to have to make. You know, it's easy, after a hard day's work, to just put your kid in front of the TV set -- you're tired, don't want to fuss with them -- instead of reading to them, but that's a sacrifice we must joyfully accept.

Sometimes it's hard to be a good father and good mother. Sometimes it's hard to be a good neighbor, or a good citizen, to give up time in service of others, to give something of ourselves to a cause that's greater than ourselves -- as Michelle and I are urging folks to do tomorrow to honor and celebrate Dr. King. But these are sacrifices that we are called to make. These are sacrifices that our faith calls us to make. Our faith in the future. Our faith in America. Our faith in God.

And on his sermon all those years ago, Dr. King quoted a poet's verse:

Truth forever on the scaffold
Wrong forever on the throne…
And behind the dim unknown stands God
Within the shadows keeping watch above his own.

Even as Dr. King stood in this church, a victory in the past and uncertainty in the future, he trusted God. He trusted that God would make a way. A way for prayers to be answered. A way for our union to be perfected. A way for the arc of the moral universe, no matter how long, to slowly bend towards truth and bend towards freedom, to bend towards justice. He had faith that God would make a way out of no way.

You know, folks ask me sometimes why I look so calm. (Laughter.) They say, all this stuff coming at you, how come you just seem calm? And I have a confession to make here. There are times where I'm not so calm. (Laughter.) Reggie Love knows. My wife knows. There are times when progress seems too slow. There are times when the words that are spoken about me hurt. There are times when the barbs sting. There are times when it feels like all these efforts are for naught, and change is so painfully slow in coming, and I have to confront my own doubts.

But let me tell you -- during those times it's faith that keeps me calm. (Applause.) It's faith that gives me peace. The same faith that leads a single mother to work two jobs to put a roof over her head when she has doubts. The same faith that keeps an unemployed father to keep on submitting job applications even after he's been rejected a hundred times. The same faith that says to a teacher even if the first nine children she's teaching she can't reach, that that 10th one she's going to be able to reach. The same faith that breaks the silence of an earthquake's wake with the sound of prayers and hymns sung by a Haitian community. A faith in things not seen, in better days ahead, in Him who holds the future in the hollow of His hand. A faith that lets us mount up on wings like eagles; lets us run and not be weary; lets us walk and not faint.

So let us hold fast to that faith, as Joshua held fast to the faith of his fathers, and together, we shall overcome the challenges of a new age. (Applause.) Together, we shall seize the promise of this moment. Together, we shall make a way through winter, and we're going to welcome the spring. Through God all things are possible. (Applause.)

May the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King continue to inspire us and ennoble our world and all who inhabit it. And may God bless the United States of America. Thank you very much, everybody. God bless you. (Applause.)

12:30 P.M. EST

Team Randolph celebrates spirit and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

1/17/2010 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reverberated during a commemoration service Wednesday afternoon in Randolph's Chapel 2.

The dream of the late civil rights leader continues to reverberate as well, the pastor of one of San Antonio's largest interdenominational churches told Team Randolph members who attended the event.

"Dr. King might be the only person in our lifetime, in our generation, that actually has a reverberating dream," Dr. Steve Fender of San Antonio's Livingway Church said. "It just keeps going and getting bigger and bigger and bigger."

Dr. Fender, who presented the commemoration address in the African-American Heritage Committee-sponsored event, said most people die with their dreams.

"Almost never does someone's dreams outlive them," he said. "Dr. King was one of the few people that you will ever read about, hear about or be influenced by, that 40-some years after his death, the dream not only lives, the dream is bigger and growing every day."

The event, which followed the theme "Remember! Celebrate! Act!," also captured the spirit of Dr. King in song and dance - the performance of "The Impossible Dream" by Air Force Tops in Blue vocalist Edward Jones and an interpretative dance by the Carver Community Cultural Center's Little Carver Praise Team - and in an invocation by Team Randolph's Donald Young, Air Force Recognition Programs manager, and the lighting of unity candles representing faith and hope that paid tribute to Dr. King.

Dr. Fender, who asked attendees to follow Dr. King's dream, captured the civil rights leader's essence as a person - his use of nonviolence as a means of achieving equality for all, his commitment to "love that would not compromise and love that would not quiver," his ability to solicit millions of people to help him implement his dream and his selflessness.

Dr. King's famed speeches were never about him, he said.

"It was never about him," Dr. Fender said. "It was always about you. It was always about us."

He also said Dr. King was known more for his speeches than for his sermons.

"But he was known more for his life than his speeches," Dr. Fender said. "While other men preach the gospel and influence no one, he lived the gospel and influenced everyone."

Dr. King's footprint remains, more than 40 years after his assassination in Memphis, Tenn., at the young age of 39, he said.

"In 39 years he impacted the world," Dr. Fender said. "Many of us live to be much older than that and when we leave our footprint will scarcely be noticed. But today, 40-some years later, we stand in awe of this man's short life."

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Just got back from San Antonio
By SpartyOnInChitown
Riverwalk kicks ass. Enough said. To all SMB members on here, awesome job. As for the game, we were far more competitive than anyone expected although our D got shredded, which I think everyone expected. I thoroughly enjoyed Coach D ... - Michigan... -
Alamo Bowl still a fan favorite | CSF
San Antonio is as easy as a Margarita order on the Riverwalk. The people are really friendly, they are welcoming to town and they all know that the Alamo Bowl is going on. Unlike Vegas or Orlando where the Bowl games are an afterthought ...

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