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LOPEZ FOODS TO CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY

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Oklahoma City, OK–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 6, 2002–The nation’s largest Hispanic-owned meat manufacturing company is celebrating ten years of growth and success with customers, families, friends and associates, from near and far. The Lopez Foods, Inc. plant in Oklahoma City, will be the site of a gathering of national VIPs from various spheres of influence who the company recognizes as stakeholders in its continued progress.

The day-long celebration will attract senior management from the McDonald’s Corporation and Wal-Mart Stores-two of Lopez Foods’ major customers, McDonald’s restaurant owners and operators from across the country, Lopez Foods suppliers, representatives from the most respected U.S. Hispanic business advocacy organizations, Lopez Foods’ 370 local employees and other guests.

“It would not be a celebration if the people and organizations who contributed to the growth and success of our business over the past ten years did not attend,” said John C. Lopez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“This event allows us to pause and give thanks to those responsible for the good fortune we have experienced in our business,” explained Lopez. “We are extremely proud of the contributions we are making as a business-and corporate citizen-to our clients, our business partners, our employees and their families, and to the community of Oklahoma City.”

The company has experienced a tremendous rate of growth, especially in recent years. In 2001, Lopez Foods realized a 97 percent growth increase over its previous year’s sales through acquisition and internally generated growth, ranking it 13th among Hispanic Business Magazine’s “Hispanic Business 500.” The nationally distributed magazine lists U.S. Hispanic-owned businesses by annual sales.

Lopez Foods’ 185,000 square foot meat processing facility sits on a 32 acre site in western Oklahoma City. Although the company manufactures products millions of Americans consume on a daily basis, most do not recognize the name. This is due to its trustworthy reputation among its more recognizable clients.

It produces all-beef hamburger patties, pork sausage patties, and Canadian-style bacon for the McDonald’s restaurant chain across the country and into Latin America and supplies a variety of meat products to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Lopez Foods’ CARNECO Foods subsidiary produces all-beef hamburger products for Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs as well as grocery stores and restaurant chains nationwide.

The company was originally a subsidiary of Wilson Foods, who built a plant in 1971 to manufacture beef patties for McDonald’s. It spun off into Normac Foods in 1989. The Lopez family purchased the company in 1992, and in 1995 changed its name to Lopez Foods, Inc. That marked the dawning of a new era in the company’s relationship with its customers and the Oklahoma City community, culminating in this ten year celebration.

A 19-year veteran of the McDonald’s system, Lopez used his experience to make the company more compatible with McDonald’s operations and management philosophies. Using the same management techniques which made McDonald’s the leader in its field, Lopez Foods has become a top supplier to the world’s restaurant leader and has expanded its product lines and services to its other customers, including the world’s largest retailer: Wal-Mart Stores.

With Lopez at the helm, the company has averaged $184 million in annual sales for the last five years. Its mission is to establish the highest industry standards in food and employee safety, quality production, environmental protection, and customer service. Utilization of a modern, recently expanded facility, along with the newest technologies in food production, analysis, and preventative maintenance programs, ensures it will meet these exacting standards.

“Our goal is to have Lopez Foods prosper, along with our associates and the communities in which we live,” says Lopez. “We are proud of the successes we have enjoyed and look forward to increasing our contributions to the quality of life and continued progress of Oklahoma City.”

Serving with Chairman and CEO John C. Lopez on the Lopez Foods executive team are Charlie Barajas, President and COO, James D. English, Senior Vice President and CFO, Vice President of Operations, J. Richard Garofolo and John W. Schaller, and Assistant Vice President Richard E. Lane.

Lopez and wife Pat are originally from Glendale, Arizona and have three married daughters and two sons. Sons John Patrick and Dave are members of the Lopez Foods management team headquartered in Oklahoma City. Daughters Kathy Thorley, Kristy Berdin and Karen McWilliams are all McDonald’s owner/operators in Texas and Oklahoma.

Lopez Foods employs over 700 people in its corporate headquarters and three plants-in Oklahoma City, Columbus, Nebraska, and Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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CONTACT:

Estrada Communications Group

Raymond M. Estrada

512-335-7776

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO AND BANK OF AMERICA ANNOUNCE NEW SERVICES FOR HISPANICS

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SAN ANTONIO, TX–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 6, 2002–The Consulate General of Mexico and Bank of America today partnered to unveil several new initiatives that will directly benefit San Antonio’s large Hispanic population. The bank, which has a lengthy history of supporting the Hispanic community, introduced SafeSend, a first-of-its-kind international ATM remittance service designed to revolutionize the way people send money to their family and friends in Mexico. Additionally, the bank announced that it began accepting the Mexican Consulate ID card on a nationwide basis in July.

SafeSend, currently available to consumers nationwide via 1-866-SAFESEND or online at http://www.bankofamerica.com/safesend, is rolling out to 30 participating banking centers in the San Antonio area. This month, Bank of America will introduce the SafeSend service to participating banking centers in an additional three markets across the country, reaching more than 50% of the Mexican population in the U.S.

The first-of-its-kind product is supported by the bank’s largest brand and product advertising campaign targeted exclusively to Hispanic consumers. Created and developed entirely in Spanish, the TV, radio and print ads include the tagline “Creemos en Ti,” which means, “We believe in you.”

“Bank of America always has been a pioneer in developing innovative ways to serve diverse communities,” said Armando Ortiz Rocha, Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio. “SafeSend is the first safe, trustworthy, and convenient ATM-based international remittance service to Mexico. This product, combined with the acceptance of the Matricula card and the unprecedented ad campaign demonstrates how committed Bank of America is to San Antonio’s Hispanic population.”

“SafeSend was created based on direct input from our customers. They wanted an easier-and less expensive-option to send money to their loved ones in Mexico,” said Eusebio Rivera, Bank of America, Senior Vice President, San Antonio Consumer Market Executive. “The development of SafeSend is just one of the ways Bank of America is working in the interest of the Hispanic community. We understand and care about the strong family bonds our customers maintain with loved ones in Mexico – and their need for more convenience and security when sending money across the border.”

With SafeSend, customers can send money by phone or electronically to Mexico 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without having to leave the comfort of their home. In Mexico, the recipient uses a secure personal identification number (PIN) and a SafeSend ATM card to access the money within minutes at any of 20,000 ATMs.

San Antonio-area consumers who are interested in obtaining additional information or signing up for SafeSend can visit the following kick-off events:

Friday, August 9th

2:00pm-4:00pm

Harlandale BankingCenter

(111 Rayburn Dr., SA, TX 78221)

Friday, August 16th

2:00pm-4:00pm

McCreless Banking Center

(3700 S. New Braunfels, SA, TX 78223)

Friday, August 23rd

2:00pm-4:00pm

Commerce Banking Center

(4875 W. Commerce, SA, TX 78237)

Friday, Sept. 6th

2:00pm-4:00pm

Loop 1604/Bandera Banking Center

(11658 Bandera Rd., SA,TX 78205)

About Bank of America

Bank of America stock (ticker: BAC) is listed on the New York, Pacific and London stock exchanges. The company’s Web site is http://www.bankofamerica.com. News, speeches and other corporate information may be found at http://www.bankofamerica.com/newsroom.

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CONTACT:

Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio

Marco Antonio Fraire

210.227.1089

or

Bank of America

Will Holford

512.397.2188

TERRA.COM UNITES THE SOUTH FLORIDA HISPANIC COMMUNITY WITH THE SECOND ANNUAL TERRA GOL BEACH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP ON SOUTH BEACH

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MIAMI, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 6, 2002–After the dust settled in Japan and Korea, the passion for soccer in the U.S. shifted from all-nighters in front of the TV, to the beach for the second annual Terra Gol Beach Soccer championship. More than 70 teams participated in the Terra Gol amateur soccer tournament On South Beach this weekend.

The winning team Flamilia from Miami won the Miami event with a 5-4 victory, defeating the Petardos team. Flamilia was awarded trophies and $1,000. Teams of all ages were invited to sign up via http://www.terra.com to compete in the event. The tournament was played in two categories, broken down as follows:

MEN———WOMEN

Under 12—-Under 16

Under 14—-Under 19

Under 16

Under 19

Under 23

Open

Terra Gol is a first of its kind national beach amateur soccer tournament hosted by some of the most beautiful beaches in the most diverse cities in the United States:

–Los Angeles’ Long Beach

–New York’s Orchard Beach

–Miami’s South Beach

–Puerto Rico’s Isla Verde.

“Soccer is a passion for Hispanics and in Miami this weekend, we saw of the best soccer we’ve seen so far in this national tournament,” said Fredy Wiles, Sports Director, Terra.com sports marketing manager. “We are excited to be a part of it by offering this beach event for everyone to enjoy. Even people who don’t follow soccer can have a great time at Terra Gol, enjoying Latin music, talent contests, celebrity visits and specialty foods.”

In addition to the non-stop soccer action, spectators, from avid fans to non-soccer-loving beach-goers, enjoyed a fun-filled day with live entertainment, food, interactive games, raffles, dance competitions and the Terra beach model search. The New York event included free live concerts featuring Oro Solido and a special appearance by Pedro Moreno, actor and hearthrob from the Protagonistas de Novela series.

To complete the experience, people are invited to compete in the second Copa Virtual on-line beach soccer tournament. Via the Terra Gol channel on Terra.com, anyone can log on and play the electronic version of Terra Gol.

The interactive Terra Gol channel also contains exclusive photo galleries of the first-ever Terra Gol championship series and Hispanic reality TV show, Protagonistas celebrities, Pedro Moreno, Sophie Cortina and Millie Ruperto. Soccer forums and links to Terra’s news channel can also be found on the site.

About Terra Lycos

Terra Lycos is a global Internet group with a presence in 43 countries in 20 languages, reaching 115 million unique users per month around the world. The group, which is the result of Terra Networks S.A.’s acquisition of Lycos, Inc. in October 2000, operates some of the most popular Web sites in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and is the largest access provider in Spain and Latin America.

The Terra Lycos network of sites includes Terra in 17 countries, Lycos in 26 countries, Angelfire.com, Atrea.com, Azeler.es, Bumeran.com, Direcciona.es, Educaterra.com, Emplaza.com, Gamesville.com, HotBot.com, Ifigenia.com, Invertia.com, Lycos Zone, Maptel.com, Matchmaker.com, Quote.com, RagingBull.com, Rumbo.com, Tripod.com, Uno-e.com and Wired News (Wired.com), and others.

With headquarters in Barcelona and operating centers in Madrid, Boston and elsewhere, Terra Lycos is traded on the Madrid stock exchange (TRR) and the Nasdaq electronic market (TRLY). For more information, please visit our corporate Web site at http://www.terralycos.com.

©2002 Lycos, Inc. Lycos® is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon University. All other product or service marks mentioned herein are those of Terra Networks, S.A., Lycos, Inc. or their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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CONTACT:

Karina Diehl

Burson-Marsteller

305-347-4375

or

Terra Lycos

Ana Sanchez

305-714-8564

CONSULATE GENERAL OF MEXICO IN SAN ANTONIO, TX TO HOST BANK OF AMERICA INTRODUCING SAFESEND TO SAN ANTONIO

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–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–

Advisory for Tuesday, August 6, 2002

WHAT:

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio, Texas, will host Bank of America to launch its new Hispanic advertising campaign and introduce SafeSend, an international ATM remittance service revolutionizing the way people send money to their family and friends in Mexico.

SafeSend is being launched in 30 participating San Antonio Bank of America banking centers, and will be followed by introductions in 3 additional markets around the country in early August.

WHEN:

Tuesday, August 6, 2002

10:30AM

WHERE:

Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio, TX

127 Navarro Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

WHO:

Armando Ortiz Rocha, Consul General of Mexico in San Antonio

Eusebio Rivera, Bank of America, S. V. P., San Antonio Consumer Market Executive

BACKGROUND:

SafeSend is a first of its kind product that uses ATMs, phones and Web to provide a safe and convenient means for Hispanics to send money home to Mexico. SafeSend is the first service that Bank of America has developed exclusively for Hispanics. With SafeSend, Hispanic consumers can send money by phone or electronically to family and friends in Mexico 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without having to leave the comfort of their own homes. Bank of America is launching the SafeSend service nationwide with plans to expand the service to other countries in the near future.

Bank of America also is accepting, at a national level, the Mexican Consular ID card. The SafeSend service can be obtained thanks to the recognition that Bank of America gives to the Consular ID’s (Matricula Consular) issued by the 47 Mexican Consulates in the USA. In San Antonio, the Consulate General of Mexico issued last year some 8,237 ID’s. This year it has issued more than 5,376 from January to July. Consular ID’s have gained recognition by a broad number of authorities and institutions.

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CONTACT:

Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio, TX

Marco Antonio Fraire

Tel (210) 227-1089

Fax (210) 227-1817

FIVE FAIRFAX COUNTY TECH COMPANIES MAKE HISPANIC BUSINESS TOP 50 LIST, FCEDA SAYS

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 2, 2002– Five Fairfax County-based companies are on the latest Hispanic Business magazine list of the 50 largest Hispanic-owned technology businesses in the United States. Fairfax County has more companies on the list than any other locality in the U.S., thanks to the county’s proximity to Washington, D.C., and also to efforts that support minority-owned companies.

The High-Tech 50 list is in the July/August issue of Hispanic Business. In all, 10 Virginia companies are on the list, making it the state with the highest number of ranked firms. Three companies are from Maryland and one is from Washington, D.C. The rankings are based on 2001 company revenues.

In its June issue, Hispanic Business published a list of the 500 largest Hispanic-owned firms of all types. That list included 10 companies from Fairfax County, including the five from the High Tech 50 list. In all, 20 Virginia companies are on the Hispanic Business 500 list, as are five companies from Maryland and four from Washington, D.C.

“Hispanic-owned companies, like so many others, have recognized Fairfax County’s proximity to the federal government can help them succeed,” said Gerald L. Gordon, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “Fairfax County also has made a commitment to become the premiere home for minority-owned businesses and this is proof that our efforts are working.”

The county is home to seven companies on Black Enterprise magazine’s 2002 list of the 100 largest companies owned by African-Americans. Fairfax County also is home to more than 10,600 Asian and Pacific Islander-owned firms, nearly half the total in Virginia, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released in 2001.

The FCEDA has a program designed to assist small, minority and woman-owned firms. The FCEDA also created the Emerging Business Forum (http://www.emergingbusinessforum.org) to help minority and female entrepreneurs gain better access to capital sources, partners, customers and mentors. The second Forum is set for October 20-22 at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia.

The FCEDA (http://www.FairfaxCountyEDA.org) promotes Fairfax County, minutes from Washington, as a business and technology center. The FCEDA assists businesses by identifying possible sites and facilities, and is a source for up-to-date demographic and economic statistics. The FCEDA maintains marketing offices in London, Frankfurt and Tokyo.

Fairfax County companies on the 2002 Hispanic Business Tech 50 list, and their rankings:

20. Geologics, http://www.geologics.com.

28. BRTRC, Inc. http://www.brtrc.com.

38. Systems Engineering Technologies Corp., http://www.sytechcorp.com.

40. Kemron Environmental Services, Inc., http://www.kemron.com.

49. Tessada & Associates, Inc., http://www.tessada.com.

Fairfax County businesses on the 2002 Hispanic Business 500 list and their rankings:

108. Kfoury Construction Group, http://www.kfoury.com.

142. Geologics, http://www.geologics.com.

155. Priority One Services, Inc., http://www.priorityoneservices.com.

212. BRTRC, Inc. http://www.brtrc.com.

256. Professional & Scientific Associates, Inc., http://www.psava.com.

267. Systems Engineering Technologies Corp., http://www.sytechcorp.com.

270. Kemron Environmental Services, Inc., http://www.kemron.com.

344. Tessada & Associates, Inc., http://www.tessada.com.

415. MAC Aerospace Corp., http://www.macaerospace.com.

493. Interamerica Technologies, Inc., http://www.interamerica.com.

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CONTACT:

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Alan Fogg

703/790-0600

571/213-5065 (m)

WAL-MART EXECUTIVES LEND SUPPORT TO NCLR CONVENTION

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Bentonville, AR –(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–August 2, 2002–Two of Wal-Mart Store, Inc.’s top executives showed their support for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) at the organization’s 20th annual convention this past week in Miami Beach, FL. Executive Vice President of the People Division Coleman Peterson and Vice President of Merchandising Theresa Barrera welcomed NCLR officers and affiliate members to the Wal-Mart corporate booth and Wal-Mart sponsored luncheon event.

As part of their participation at the convention, Wal-Mart hosted representatives from two national non-profit partners, Children’s Miracle Network and Speaking of Women’s Health, two health-focused organizations to share their respective community programs and services with the attendees. These two organizations are two of the many not-for-profit groups who are recipients of Wal-Mart’s charitable contributions.

“It is our commitment to support organizations which provide the greatest benefits to a vast number of people,” said Cole Peterson. “The presence of both Children’s Miracle Network and Speaking of Women’s Health was well received by NCLR affiliates who visited our booth,” he added.

Peterson and Barrera are the highest ranking African American and Hispanic individuals respectively at Wal-Mart. They were joined at the convention by Wal-Mart Board Member Jose Villarreal, who also has the distinction of being the Chairman of the Board of NCLR.

“As a member of both organizations’ Board of Directors this opportunity was twice as gratifying for me,” explained Villarreal. “Coleman and Theresa represent the development that Wal-Mart is making in the area of employment, and especially within the critical policy-making level. This is a great message to convey to NCLR and its affiliate members from across the country.”

Another Wal-Mart guest was Hispanic supplier Lopez Foods, Inc. from Oklahoma City, OK, which provided attendees with samples of Lopez’ food products. The return was special for Lopez, who began his professional career with NCLR during the organization’s formative years in Arizona.

“It is a pleasure and an honor to return to NCLR in the company of such a respected corporate leader like Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,” stated Lopez, who operates a “state-of-the-art” meat processing plant in Oklahoma City, OK. According to Hispanic Business Magazine, Lopez Foods, Inc. is ranked the second-largest Latino-owned, food manufacturing company in the United States.

According to Wal-Mart, support of-and participation in-the activities of the nation’s top Latino organizations is essential for companies to continue to do the right thing for their customers, suppliers and employees.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates more than 2,740 discount stores, Supercenters and Neighborhood Markets, and more than 500 SAM’S CLUBS in the United States. Internationally, the company operates more than 1,170 units. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is the largest private employer of Hispanics in the US with more than 97,000 Hispanic associates and employs 1.3 million associates worldwide. Last year Wal-Mart and SAM’S CLUB associates raised and contributed more than $194 million to support local communities and non-profit organizations. FORTUNE magazine has named Wal-Mart the third “most admired” company in America and one of the 100 best companies to work for in the United States.

More information about Wal-Mart can be located online at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.walmartstores.com. The SAM’S CLUB Web site can be accessed at http://www.samsclub.com. And more information about Wal-Mart’s Good Works community involvement is available at http://www.walmartfoundation.org.

CONTACT:

José R. Gómez

(479) 277-0608

DOBSON CALLS FOR END TO CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT’S RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE; PRO-FAMILY GROUP DENOUNCES ANTI-FAMILY ASSEMBLY BILLS ON DAILY BROADCAST

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – U.S. Newswire)– Aug. 2, 2002–Today, on his daily radio broadcast, Dr. James Dobson, president of Focus on the Family, denounced the California Legislature’s attempt to impose pro-homosexual legislation on the people of California. Two bills, AB 1080 and AB 2651, could eliminate the work of thousands of Californians who contribute to the state’s welfare and economy through businesses, health care facilities and the foster care system.

Under AB 1080, any business entering into a contract with the state of California would be required to offer domestic-partner benefits equal to those offered to married spouses. California’s already weakened economy could be further undermined if religious hospitals, health care facilities, and business owners are forced to choose between violating their beliefs and getting or keeping a contract with the state.

Another bill, AB 2651, also seeks to implement radical pro-gay policies, this time in the foster care system. All foster parents would be required to attend “sensitivity training” and could even be reported to a statewide hot line if they refuse to affirm the sexual choices of the children in their care. Homosexual couples would be given priority as potential foster parents, while parents with religious convictions could be eliminated from the system — denying many of the 115,000 children currently in the California foster care system the chance to have a loving home with a mother and a father.

Both bills are currently in the Senate Appropriations committee and are expected to pass in the Senate and would go to Gray Davis to be signed in mid to late August.

“Intolerance has reared its ugly head in California once again,” said Tom Minnery, vice president of public policy for Focus on the Family, who joined Dr. Dobson on the broadcast today. “AB 1080 and AB 2651 are just more examples of the state legislature’s clear intention to force its views down the throats of those who hold religious convictions. Putting humanitarian organizations out of business and preventing needy children from a good home is undeniable proof of the great lengths California’s lawmakers will go to in order to promote their own pro-gay agenda.”

Dobson encouraged California listeners to call their senators and Governor Davis’ office to oppose AB 1080 and AB 2651. Capitol Resource Institute, a Sacramento based, pro-family organization associated with Focus on the Focus on the Family, will hold two news conferences, one in Sacramento on Monday, Aug. 5 at the Press Room in the State Capitol at 10 a.m. and another in Garden Grove on Wednesday, Aug. 7 in front of Sen. Joe Dunn’s office at 12397 Lewis St. at 11 a.m. Copies of ads being placed in Hispanic publications and California business journals are available upon request.

More information can be found at: http://www.citizenlink.org or http://www.capitolresource.org.

James C. Dobson, PhD., is a psychologist, author, radio broadcaster and the president of Focus on the Family. Founded in 1977, Focus on the Family is a non-profit Christian ministry committed to strengthening the family in the U.S. and throughout the world.

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CONTACT:

Focus on the Family

Julie Neils or David Gasak, 719-548-4634

READER’S DIGEST FINANCIAL SERVICES ENDORSES SECURE HORIZONS’ MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT HEALTH INSURANCE

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CYPRESS, Calif.,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 1, 2002–PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHSY), today announced a new strategic marketing partnership with Reader’s Digest Financial Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc., the publisher of Reader’s Digest magazine and global direct marketer of books, magazines and other products.

Under the partnership, Reader’s Digest Financial Services will exclusively endorse to its customer base Secure Horizons’ Medicare Supplement insurance plans. In addition, Reader’s Digest will also provide its extensive direct marketing experience to target future Secure Horizons product opportunities that meet the needs of Reader’s Digest customers. Reader’s Digest and Secure Horizons plan to develop a range of communication vehicles and targeted promotions including a co-branded Web site.

“Secure Horizons is pleased to be recognized by Reader’s Digest as an important resource for its Medicare-eligible customers who want superior options when choosing their health care coverage,” said Howard G. Phanstiel, president and chief executive officer of PacifiCare Health Systems. “With our many years of experience successfully serving seniors through Secure Horizons, we feel our new relationship with Reader’s Digest is a significant step in helping us connect with seniors nationwide. This partnership shows how two leading organizations can come together and take action to help improve the health and well-being of seniors.”

The Medicare Supplement plans by Secure Horizons provide additional health care coverage over original Medicare. Through Secure Horizons’ Medicare Supplement plan, policyholders can visit any doctor or hospital participating in the Medicare program and do not need referrals to see specialists.

As part of the Medicare Supplement plan, policyholders can also receive discounts for prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vision, hearing and alternative medical treatments such as chiropractic and acupuncture services.

“We are delighted to work with Secure Horizons in creating this partnership, which benefits the mature market segment of our customer base,” said Alan Fishbein, executive vice president of Reader’s Digest Financial Services. “This partnership is a perfect way to offer our customers options in choosing their own health care, one of the most important decisions of their lives.”

About Reader’s Digest

Reader’s Digest Financial Services, Inc., recommends trusted names in the financial services arena who offer services and products of interest to Reader’s Digest customers. Its parent company, The Reader’s Digest Association, currently is in marketing partnerships in more than 30 countries focusing on areas including insurance, lending products, a credit card and asset-gathering products. The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. (NYSE: RDA, RDB), is a global publisher and direct marketer of products that inform, enrich, entertain and inspire people of all ages and cultures around the world. Revenues were $2.5 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2001. Products include Reader’s Digest magazine, the most widely read magazine in the world, published in 19 languages, 48 editions and more than 60 countries. Global headquarters are located at Pleasantville, New York. For information, visit http://www.rd.com.

About PacifiCare Health Systems

PacifiCare Health Systems is one of the nation’s largest health and consumer services companies with approximately $11 billion in annual revenues. Primary operations include health insurance products for employer groups and Medicare beneficiaries in eight states and Guam serving approximately 3.4 million members. The Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans are offered through PacifiCare Life + Health licensed in 39 states and Washington, D.C., and PacifiCare Life Assurance Company licensed in 14 states and Guam. Other specialty products and operations include pharmacy and medical management, behavioral health services, life and health insurance and dental and vision services. More information on PacifiCare Health Systems can be obtained at http://www.pacificare.com. Reader’s Digest

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CONTACT:

Reader’s Digest

William Adler

Media Relations

(914) 244-7585

or

Richard Clark

Investor Relations

(914) 244-5425

or

PacifiCare:

Tyler Mason

PHS Media Relations

(714) 226-3530

or

Suzanne Shirley

PHS Investor Relations

(714) 226-3470

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: ‘MESSENGER OF HOPE’ TRANSPORTED POPE JOHN PAUL II FROM TORONTO TO GUATEMALA AND MEXICO

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GUATEMALA CITY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–August 1, 2002–One of the most special honors GRUPO TACA, leader in commercial aviation in Latin America, has ever received is being chosen for the third time by the Vatican authorities to transport His Holiness John Paul II, this time from Toronto to Guatemala, and from this Central American country to Mexico. To honor this commitment, GRUPO TACA implemented a special, high-quality project that included air accommodations, ground support and logistics. On July 29, GRUPO TACA’s “Shepherd1,” an Airbus-320, departed Toronto at 11:45 a.m. from Lester B. Pearson International Airport, arriving at 2:30 p.m. at the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City. On July 30, “Mensajero de Esperanza” departed at 5:09 p.m. to transport the Pope from Guatemala to Mexico City, where it landed at 7:35 p.m. at Benito Juarez International Airport.

With the flight to Mexico, GRUPO TACA has been responsible 11 times for providing transportation for the highest patriarch of the Catholic Church. “GRUPO TACA was deeply honored to transport the Holy Father, his official Committee, and members of the press traveling with him, and to be recognized as a World Class airline,” Corporate Communications Director Claudia Arenas said. “We greatly appreciate that the Vatican entrusted us with the honor of transporting Pope John Paul II as part of a 10-day journey to Canada, Guatemala and Mexico.”

GRUPO TACA’s customers enjoy the benefits of flying in the youngest fleet of aircraft in Latin America. GRUPO TACA’s Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft allow it to transport passengers in comfort and efficiently to 36 destinations in 19 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Moreover, GRUPO TACA’s regional airlines serve 60 destinations within the Central American region.

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CONTACT:

GRUPO TACA

Claudia Arenas Bianchi, + 502 331 0375 or + 502 334 7845

Fax: + 502 334 7846

PFIZER HEALTH SOLUTIONS AND THE PFIZER FOUNDATION LAUNCH CULTURALLY RELEVANT PROGRAM TO PROMOTE LATINO DIABETES EDUCATION AND POSITIVE HEALTH BEHAVIOR

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LOS ANGELES,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 31, 2002–Pfizer Health Solutions and the Pfizer Foundation, in partnership with QueensCare, the American Diabetes Association Western Region, the California Department of Health Services’ Diabetes Control Program and the Diabetes Coalition of California, launched Amigos en Salud at the QueensCare Family Clinic Echo Park location in Los Angeles.

Amigos en Salud, translated as “Friends in Health”, focuses on Latino cultural perceptions central to successful diabetes management. Health promoters, who provide peer-to-peer health education and support, work with newly diagnosed patients in-language and focus on cultural beliefs, behavior change strategies, and the use of health literacy-appropriate materials. Taken in combination, this strategy is expected to increase patients’ desire and ability to achieve health goals and behavior change that has the potential to improve the quality and length of their lives. Patients will receive their own health record card and be encouraged to become more involved in health care decisions.

Ms. Karen Gonzalez became an Amigos en Salud health promoter to “dedicate myself to teach patients, friends, co-workers and family members how to prevent and control diabetes. In this way, I decrease my chance of being another Latina diagnosed with diabetes and I contribute to my community’s own healing and celebration of life rather than watching others face pre – mature death.” Participants don’t always understand that the diagnosis of a potentially life-threatening disease such as diabetes is preventable and can successfully be managed for many years. The program will examine the difference between traditional medical care, case management and the Amigos en Salud strategy that combines teaching about diabetes, behavior change, and self-management within the context of the Latino culture.

Ken Babamoto, Pfizer Health Solutions’ program director, explains that “while California is a leader in the use of health promoters to manage disease, the sheer complexity of diabetes and the barriers to care that patients must overcome requires a multi-pronged strategy to help patients build a toolkit so they gain a deeper understanding of their health and behavior within the context of their own lives. Our partnership with QueensCare allows us to discover new ways of reaching Latinos with diabetes to improve overall health outcomes. We believe this strategy will yield positive results that can be replicated in other communities across the country.”

Caroline Roan, a program officer with the Pfizer Foundation, explains “that this program fits perfectly within the mission of the Pfizer Foundation to promote access to quality health care and fills an educational void in the Latino community. The Pfizer Foundation is pleased to be able to participate in this important project.”

“QueensCare is especially pleased to participate in Amigos en Salud, as the research study validates our on-going commitment to use grassroots outreach and patient education to the uninsured and low income populations we serve. We hope that this study will encourage other health care providers to incorporate this program delivery model, as we all strive to find ways to provide health care with limited financial resources,” said Terry Bonecutter, President and Chief Executive Officer, QueensCare.

Nationally, 13.6% of all Latino Americans over the age of 20 have diabetes and frequently face development of pre-mature complications and death because of a general misunderstanding of the disease and difficulty in embracing the long-term behavior change required to manage the disease.

Created in 1995, Pfizer Health Solutions Inc (PHS) is the clinical informatics subsidiary of Pfizer Inc that merges technology applications with clinical care. PHS develops and implements solutions that help achieve improvements in the quality of health care delivery and in the operating efficiency of large physician groups, health plans, hospitals, integrated delivery systems, and community organizations.

The Pfizer Foundation is an independent charitable foundation established by Pfizer Inc in 1953. The Foundation’s mission is to promote access to quality health care and education, to nurture innovation and to support the community involvement of Pfizer people.

QueensCare is a public charity providing health care to low income and uninsured working individuals and families residing primarily in Central Los Angeles. The organization operates a large grassroots outreach effort through the QueensCare Health & Faith Partnership which serves over 60 schools and churches, and manages five QueensCare Family Clinics. Through these two efforts, QueensCare provided over 200,000 patient visits last year alone. In addition, QueensCare collaborates with other funders, providers and governmental agencies to develop and provide critical health programs such as its mobile dental clinic and vision care for Los Angeles Unified School District school children.

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CONTACT:

Dora O. Tovar

(646) 621-3739

TERRA.COM UNITES THE NEW YORK HISPANIC COMMUNITY WITH THE SECOND ANNUAL TERRA GOL BEACH SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP IN ORCHARD BEACH

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MIAMI, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 31, 2002–After the dust settled in Japan and Korea, the passion for soccer in the U.S. shifted from all-nighters in front of the TV, to the beach for the second annual Terra Gol Beach Soccer championship. Over 80 teams made up from the five boroughs participated in the Terra Gol amateur soccer tournament in Orchard Beach.

The winning team Combo de las Estrellas from Queens won the New York event with a 4-0 victory. They defeated the Bajo el Puente team. Combo de las Estrellas was awarded trophies and $1,000. Teams of all ages were invited to sign up via http://www.terra.com to compete in the event. The tournament was played in two categories, broken down as follows:

MEN WOMEN

Under 12 Under 16

Under 14 Under 19

Under 16

Under 19

Under 23

Open

Terra Gol is a first of its kind national beach amateur soccer tournament hosted by some of the most beautiful beaches in the most diverse cities in the United States:

— Los Angeles’ Long Beach

— New York’s Orchard Beach

— Miami’s South Beach

— Puerto Rico’s Isla Verde.

“Soccer is a passion for Hispanics,” said Victor Coto, Terra.com sports marketing manager. “We are excited to be a part of it by offering this beach event for everyone to enjoy. Even people who don’t follow soccer can have a great time at Terra Gol, enjoying Latin music, talent contests, celebrity visits and specialty foods.”

In addition to the non-stop soccer action, spectators, from avid fans to non-soccer-loving beach-goers, enjoyed a fun-filled day with live entertainment, food, interactive games, raffles, dance competitions and the Terra beach model search. The New York event included free live concerts featuring Brenda K. Starr and a special appearance by Pedro Moreno, actor and hearthrob from the Protagonistas de Novela series.

To complete the experience, people are invited to compete in the second Copa Virtual on-line beach soccer tournament. Via the Terra Gol channel on Terra.com, anyone can log on and play the electronic version of Terra Gol.

The interactive Terra Gol channel also contains exclusive photo galleries of the first-ever Terra Gol championship series and Hispanic reality TV show, Protagonistas celebrities, Pedro Moreno, Sophie Cortina and Millie Ruperto. Soccer forums and links to Terra’s news channel can also be found on the site.

About Terra Lycos

Terra Lycos is a global Internet group with a presence in 43 countries in 20 languages, reaching 115 million unique users per month around the world. The group, which is the result of Terra Networks S.A.’s acquisition of Lycos, Inc. in October 2000, operates some of the most popular Web sites in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America, and is the largest access provider in Spain and Latin America.

The Terra Lycos network of sites includes Terra in 17 countries, Lycos in 26 countries, Angelfire.com, Atrea.com, Azeler.es, Bumeran.com, Direcciona.es, Educaterra.com, Emplaza.com, Gamesville.com, HotBot.com, Ifigenia.com, Invertia.com, Lycos Zone, Maptel.com, Matchmaker.com, Quote.com, RagingBull.com, Rumbo.com, Tripod.com, Uno-e.com and Wired News (Wired.com), and others.

With headquarters in Barcelona and operating centers in Madrid, Boston and elsewhere, Terra Lycos is traded on the Madrid stock exchange (TRR) and the Nasdaq electronic market (TRLY). For more information, please visit our corporate Web site at http://www.terralycos.com.

©2002 Lycos, Inc. Lycos® is a registered trademark of Carnegie Mellon University. All other product or service marks mentioned herein are those of Terra Networks, S.A., Lycos, Inc. or their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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CONTACT:

Burson-Marsteller

Karina Diehl

305-347-4375

or

Terra Lycos

Ana Sanchez

305-714-8564

POPE JOHN PAUL II CONCLUDES TOUR OF AMERICAS IN MEXICO CITY ONBOARD THE ‘MESSENGER OF HOPE’

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MEXICO CITY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 31, 2002–Pope John Paul II landed amidst the cheers of faithful followers in Mexico City at 7:35 p.m. (local time) aboard a flight provided by GRUPO TACA at Benito Juarez International Airport.

While in Mexico City, John Paul will celebrate Mass on Wednesday to canonize Juan Diego, the Catholic church’s first Indian saint, at the Basilica of the Our Lady of Guadalupe. On Thursday, he is scheduled to perform a private Mass at the nunciature. The Pope will then return to the Basilica to celebrate Mass to beatify Juan Bautista and Jacinto de los Angeles, Indians martyred in 1700 in southern Oaxaca state. He is scheduled to depart late in the day on Thursday and to arrive at the Vatican City on Friday, Aug. 2.

Special air accommodations for the Pope and his committee during his visit to Guatemala and Mexico City have been provided by the “Messenger of Hope,” an Airbus-320 provided by GRUPO TACA, leader in commercial aviation in Latin America. The trip marks the third time that the airline has been responsible for providing transportation for the Pope, the ecclesiastical committee and members of the press corps.

Please access GRUPO TACA’s News Service at http://news.taca.com for additional information and/or photographs regarding Pope John Paul II’s visit to the Americas and the service the airline is providing to His Holiness, the ecclesiastical committee and the members of the press corps that are traveling with him.

GRUPO TACA’s customers enjoy the benefits of flying in the youngest fleet of aircraft in Latin America. GRUPO TACA’s Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft allow it to transport passengers in comfort and efficiently to 36 destinations in 19 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Moreover, GRUPO TACA’s regional airlines serve 60 destinations within the Central American region.

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GRUPO TACA

Claudia Arenas Bianchi, +502-331-0375 or +502-334-7845

POPE JOHN PAUL II AND ‘MESSENGER OF HOPE’ DEPART FOR MEXICO CITY

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GUATEMALA CITY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 31, 2002–Pope John Paul II left La Aurora International Airport via GRUPO TACA Airlines today, July 30 at 5:09 p.m. enroute to Mexico City. He celebrated Mass earlier in the day to canonize Pedro de San Jose de Betancurt in Guatemala City.

Air transportation during the Pope’s visit to Guatemala and Mexico City are being provided aboard the “Messenger of Hope,” an Airbus-320 provided by GRUPO TACA, leader in commercial aviation in Latin America. This is the third time that GRUPO TACA has been responsible for providing transportation for the highest patriarch of the Catholic Church, the ecclesiastical committee and members of the press that normally travel with His Holiness.

Please access GRUPO TACA’s News Service at http://news.taca.com for additional information and/or photographs regarding Pope John Paul II’s visit to the Americas and the service the airline is providing to His Holiness, the ecclesiastical committee and the members of the press corps that are traveling with him.

GRUPO TACA’s customers enjoy the benefits of flying in the youngest fleet of aircraft in Latin America. GRUPO TACA’s Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft allow it to transport passengers in comfort and efficiently to 36 destinations in 19 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Moreover, GRUPO TACA’s regional airlines serve 60 destinations within the Central American region.

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GRUPO TACA

Claudia Arenas Bianchi, +502-331-0375 or +502-334-7845

HISPANIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER 2002 CONFERENCE CALL

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DALLAS–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 31, 2002–Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation (NYSE:HSP) will release the Company’s financial results for the second quarter 2002, prior to the market open on Tuesday, August 6, 2002.

The Company will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Interested parties may listen to the conference call by dialing 877/477-3421 five minutes prior to the scheduled time of the call and ask for the “Hispanic Broadcasting Second Quarter Results Conference Call.” The conference call will be digitally recorded and made available for replay two hours after the completion of the conference call through Tuesday, August 13, 2002. Domestic parties may listen to the recording by dialing 800/642-1687 then entering the conference ID 5014126; international parties may listen by dialing 706/645-9291 then entering the same conference ID. The call will also be made available live by visiting the Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation website at the appointed time and logging onto http://www.HispanicBroadcasting.com.

Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, the largest Spanish-language radio broadcaster in the United States, currently owns and operates 55 radio stations in fourteen of the top twenty Hispanic markets. The Company also owns and operates a network of Hispanic community-focused bilingual web sites found at http://www.netmio.com.

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CONTACT:

Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation

Jeffrey T. Hinson, 214/525-7700

CITIBANK INTRODUCES THE CITIBANK MONEY CARD — A NEW AND AFFORDABLE WAY TO SEND MONEY TO MEXICO

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New York,–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 30, 2002–Citibank announced today the introduction of the Citibank Money Card Account, designed to provide a convenient and affordable way to remit money from the U.S. to Mexico. The Money Card is linked to a distinct U.S. Citibank bank account featuring an ATM card for the recipient in Mexico. The Citibank Money Card, currently in a pilot stage, is available through 26 Citibank Financial Centers in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

Account fees for the Citibank Money Card Account are competitive compared to other means of sending money to Mexico. They include a $5.00 monthly maintenance fee and a $7.95 fee for each withdrawal of funds transaction in Mexico. These fees are assessed to the U.S. account and are not deducted from the recipient’s cash withdrawal. Citibank Money Card Account holders in the U.S. may deposit or transfer funds into their U.S. account and the Money Card holder in Mexico may withdraw the funds at any of the approximately 20,000 ATMs in the country, including over 4,400 Banamex ATMs. Both Citibank and Banamex are member companies of Citigroup.

“We believe the Citibank Money Card Account is a convenient and direct way to make funds available to people in Mexico. The sender can quickly deposit funds into the account without going through an agent,” said Marge Magner, Chief Operating Officer for Citigroup’s Consumer Group. “Providing recipients with their own personalized cards enables them to access funds at their convenience from virtually any ATM in Mexico, as they need it. It’s a solution our customers have been asking for,” Ms. Magner added.

When a Money Card Account is opened in the U.S., it becomes a separate account distinct from any of the other customer’s accounts. For this account, the account holder will provide authorization to have a personalized ATM card delivered to a designated recipient in Mexico. The recipient will receive the Citibank Money Card and a Personal Identification Number (PIN), so he or she can access the funds via ATMs in Mexico. This allows the account holder to make specific amounts of funds available to the recipient. Recipients are not required to have a bank account in Mexico to withdraw money at ATMs with the Citibank Money Card. Information about the Citibank Money Card Account is available by calling 1-800-967-4984.

According to the Inter-American Development Bank, over $9.3 billion was sent to Mexico by Mexicans and Mexican-Americans in the U.S. in 2001. Citibank and Banamex are committed to increasing their involvement in this remittance area by offering convenient and affordable solutions such as the Citibank Money Card.

Banamex, founded in 1884, is the leading bank in Mexico with over 1,400 branches. Citibank, which has had a presence in Mexico since 1929, combined its operations in Mexico with Banamex in 2001, and the company operates in the country under the Banamex name. With Citibank operations in the U.S. and the Banamex network in Mexico, Citigroup is uniquely positioned to provide financial services on both sides of the border.

Citibank announced in March of this year that it would accept the Mexican Consular ID, known as the Matricula Consular, as a form of primary identification for people of Mexican descent opening Citibank accounts. In addition, the bank has recently offered discounted fees for wire transfers from Citibank to Banamex, along with other promotions aimed at the Hispanic market. With the pending acquisition of California Federal Bank in California and Nevada, Citibank aims to extend its reach more significantly in Hispanic communities in those states. A large proportion of Cal Fed’s branches in California are located in areas with large Hispanic and Mexican-American communities.

Citibank also conducts financial education seminars in Spanish at many of its U.S. Financial Centers. Spanish language customer service is available at Citibank by phone and at all U.S. Citibank Financial Centers either through in-branch bank personnel or translation service providers. All Citibank ATMs in the U.S. feature full transactional capabilities in Spanish, in addition to other languages.Citibank is a member of Citigroup (NYSE: C), the preeminent global financial services company with some 200 million customer accounts in more than 100 countries which provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, insurance, securities brokerage, and asset management. Major brand names under Citigroup’s trademark red umbrella include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Salomon Smith Barney, Banamex, and Travelers. Additional information may be found at: http://www.citigroup.com.

The Citibank Money Card is available at these Financial Centers:

-New York-

Broadway/96th

2560 Broadway

New York, NY 10025

(212) 663-7827

90 Park Avenue /Mex. Con.

90 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10016

(212) 682-2726

Yorkville

123 East 86th Street

New York, NY 10028

(212) 348-3477

Washington Heights

4249 Broadway

New York, NY 10033

(212) 781-5440

34th Street

201 West 34th Street

New York, NY 10001

(212) 290-7720

116th and 1st

2261 1st Avenue

New York, NY 10035

(212) 423-2131

Stapleton

577 Bay Street

Staten Island, NY 10304

(718) 876-0166

Jackson Heights

80-19 Roosevelt Avenue

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

(718) 458-4884

74th Street Jackson Hgts

37-57 74th Street

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

(718) 397-3913

Fordham

2481 Creston Avenue

Bronx, NY 10468

(718) 295-4630

-Illinois-

Back of the Yards

1751 W. 47th Street

Chicago, IL 60609

(773) 927-3898

Two Illinois

233 N. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 729-7300

Chicago Lawn

6222 S. Kedzie Avenue

Chicago, IL 60629

(773) 737-9601

Little Village

4010 W. 26th Street

Chicago, IL 60623

(773) 521-7757

Portage Park

3535 N. Central Avenue

Chicago, IL 60634

(773) 282-1702

Bridgeport

3430 S. Halsted Street

Chicago, IL 60608

(773) 523-2802

-California-

Tujunga

10460 Mt. Gleason Avenue

Tujunga, CA 91042

(818) 353-8502

Huntington Beach

7552 Edinger Avenue

Huntington Beach, CA 92647

(714) 848-2069

Arleta

9100 Woodman Avenue

Arleta, CA 91331

(818) 894-6480

Van Nuys

6750 Van Nuys Blvd

Van Nuys, CA 91405

(818) 997-3600

North Hollywood

5077 Lankershim Blvd

North Hollywood, CA 91601

(818) 769-4308

LA Main

787 W. 5th Street, Suite 110

Los Angeles, CA 90071

(213) 627-8274

Long Beach

1 World Trade Center, Suite 100

Long Beach, CA 90831

(562) 628-0362

Downey

8764 E. Firestone Blvd

Downey, CA 90241

(562) 862-1642

Woodland Hills

6203 Topanga Canyon Blvd

Woodland Hills, CA 91367

(818) 999-1056

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CONTACT:

Citibank

Mark Rodgers

212/559-1719

Dell Enhances Partnerships With School Districts, UNCF; Dell’s Paul McKinnon Named to National Urban League Board to Help Guide Technology Initiatives

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LOS ANGELES–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 30, 2002–Dell today announced 12 school districts have been selected to participate in Dell TechKnow, a national program that uses technology training and the promise of a student-built computer to keep “at risk” middle school students in school and focused on their grades.

A committee of educators, Dell executives and community leaders selected the 12 districts, which includes founding school district Denver Public Schools. Districts selected met key program criteria including an urban population of students who are at risk of missing classes and not graduating and the willingness to establish district and local community partnerships to support the training program. District cities to launch Dell TechKnow this fall include Austin, Texas; Alameda, Calif.; Chicago; Detroit, Mich; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, Tenn.; Philadelphia; and Prince George’s County, Md. Programs launching during the spring semester include Trenton, N.J; Laredo, Texas, and Norfolk, Va. Dell made the announcement today at the National Urban League conference.

“More than 1,000 middle school students have graduated from the Denver program since 1999, and 70 percent of those at risk students maintained at least a `C’ average one-year after completing Dell TechKnow,” said Thurmond Woodard, vice president, Dell Global Diversity. “Denver students not only learned about technology and earned a home computer, but became more interested in their own education. We are seeing real impact in Denver and can’t wait to see the results from other programs.”

Also announced at the conference was the launch of the Dell Scholars program, a partnership with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) that offers hands-on training through internship and employment opportunities and financial assistance through academic scholarships and stipends for African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic and Native American juniors and seniors attending UNCF, historically Black and Hispanic colleges and universities and majority institutions. The program is designed to introduce students to careers in technology and prepare them to potentially become a part of the Dell team upon graduation. This program further enhances Dell’s partnership with UNCF, which includes support of UNCF’s Technology Enhancement Capital Campaign.

In addition, Paul McKinnon, senior vice president, Dell Human Resources, was named this week to the National Urban League (NUL) board of directors. As a board member from the technology industry, McKinnon will advise NUL on technology training and access strategies and initiatives to help ensure children and adults gain the skills they need to take advantage of the diverse opportunities available to them.

“At Dell, we have to train and retrain our employees as quickly as we retool our products, and cost-efficient and convenient computer-based training via the Internet helps us do this,” McKinnon said. “With more than 50 percent of our employee training and development online, we look forward to sharing our experience with the League and its affiliates, learning from their successful programs, and exploring ways to integrate our efforts to effectively prepare our communities for success in today’s digital economy.”

About Dell TechKnow

Dell TechKnow teaches middle school students about computers by allowing them to take apart and reassemble computers, load software, set up and run printers, upgrade hardware, diagnose and correct basic hardware problems and use the Internet. Upon completion of the 40-hour curriculum, students take home the computer they build. To support the program, Dell is donating up to 4,000 computer systems to qualified school districts nationwide. The company is initiating the program in 12 school districts during the 2002-2003 school year, providing enough computers for at least 15 classes per district during that same time period. Additionally, Dell developed and is donating the program curriculum and blueprint and has dedicated a program manager to help school districts with implementation.

Dell TechKnow is based on Denver’s successful program (originally known as Learn and Earn) to keep youth in school and focused on their grades. Based on the success of and its experience with the Denver program, Dell is partnering with school districts to make Dell TechKnow (launched in July 2001 as Dell Learn and Earn at the National Urban League conference) available to middle school students across the country. Information on Dell TechKnow can be found at http://www.dell.com/k12/techknow.

About Dell/UNCF Partnership

TECC: In September 2001, Dell announced its $2.3 million contribution to UNCF’s Technology Enhancement Capital Campaign (TECC) to give students and faculty access to the latest technology at affordable prices and to improve UNCF’s administrative and instructional systems. The award included a $1.3 million financial and computer systems contribution, and a notebook computer discount purchase program-Academic Techvantage(TM)-valued at an additional $1 million to give UNCF students access to affordable notebook computers. Today, Dell Scholars can also purchase systems through Academic Techvantage(TM) and own affordable, high-performance Dell notebooks.

Scholars Program: Rising minority juniors and seniors enrolled in UNCF schools, HBCUs and majority institutions, earning at least a 3.0 GPA, can participate in the program. Each student receives up to $10,000 in scholarship money, a paid summer internship, housing and travel. Over the next four years, Dell will host at least 45 students, preparing each for potential careers at Dell. Students are selected for the program on a competitive basis – more than 300 applied for this summer’s program.

About National Urban League

The Urban League is the nation’s oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Hugh Price is president of the National Urban League, which is headquartered in New York City and is the spearhead of the nonprofit, nonpartisan movement. Urban League affiliates operate in more than 100 cities in 34 states and the District of Columbia.

About Dell

Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq:DELL) is a premier provider of products and services required for customers worldwide to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. The company’s revenue for the past four quarters totaled $31.2 billion. Dell, through its direct business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Information on Dell and its products can be obtained at www.dell.com.

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CONTACT:

Dell

Jennifer Jones, 512/723-3091

or

Dean Kline, 512/728-8626

JUBILANT GUATEMALAN NATION GREETS POPE JOHN PAUL II AND ‘MESSENGER OF HOPE’

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GUATEMALA CITY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 30, 2002–Pope John Paul II was greeted by a jubilant Guatemalan nation at La Aurora International Airport today, July 29 at 2:19 p.m. and 12 seconds where he was also welcomed by Central American presidents at Guatemala City’s airport.

The Pope was transported from Toronto by GRUPO TACA, leader in commercial aviation in Latin America. His Holiness will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, July 30 to canonize Pedro de San Jose de Betancurt whose exemplary life on behalf of the needy is highly appreciated by Guatemalan Catholics, at a Guatemala City racetrack. The visits to Guatemala and Mexico City are being viewed as examples of John Paul’s strong interest in Latin America.

Later in the day, the Pope will depart to Mexico City for special services on Wednesday and Thursday. During his visit to Guatemala and Mexico City, John Paul and his special committee are traveling aboard the “Messenger of Hope,” an Airbus-320 provided by GRUPO TACA.

Please access GRUPO TACA’s News Service at http://news.taca.com for additional information and/or photographs regarding Pope John Paul II’s visit to the Americas and the service the airline is providing to His Holiness, the ecclesiastical committee and the members of the press corps that are traveling with him.

GRUPO TACA’s customers enjoy the benefits of flying in the youngest fleet of aircraft in Latin America. GRUPO TACA’s Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft allow it to transport passengers in comfort and efficiently to 36 destinations in 19 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Moreover, GRUPO TACA’s regional airlines serve 60 destinations within the Central American region.

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CONTACT:

GRUPO TACA

Claudia Arenas Bianchi, +502-331-0375 or +502-334-7845

SHOWTIME EVENT TELEVISION (SET) PAY PER VIEW PRESENTS ¡VIVA LA MUSICA! FEATURING TITO PUENTE IN ONE OF HIS FINAL PERFORMANCES, SEPTEMBER 29

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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 30, 2002–Showtime Event Television (SET) Pay Per View will present “Viva La Música,” a 90-minute Latin music concert featuring four time Grammy winner Tito Puente in one of his final performances. The musical extravaganza will premiere exclusively on pay per view Sunday, September 29 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT with a suggested retail price of $19.95.

The late mambo legend Tito Puente will be featured in “Viva La Música”, which was videotaped shortly before Puente’s death by Viva Discos and Avalon Entertainment. This concert was one of the mambo legend’s last, and also features performances by multi-platinum salsa recording artist Jose Alberto “El Canario,” multi-platinum merengue recording artist Sergio Vargas and Milly Quezada, “The Queen of Merengue.”

This historic gathering also includes Tony Vega, Tony Tun Tun, Tony Swing and the internationally acclaimed tropical Latin dance troupe, The Eddie Torres Dancers. Recorded live at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on April 19, 2000, “Viva La Música” will thrill Latin music fans of all ages.

SET (Showtime Event Television) is the pay per view production and distribution arm of Viacom Inc. and is managed by Showtime Networks Inc. SET Pay Per View is the industry leader in sports and event distribution. The unit has produced and distributed seven of the top ten pay per view events of all time, including the top four: Holyfield vs. Tyson II, Lewis vs. Tyson, Tyson vs. Holyfield I and Tyson vs. McNeeley. SET has also been instrumental in bringing milestone events to the viewing public such as numerous music concerts, including The Last KISS, Spice Girls in Concert – Wild!, The Backstreet Boys, Tina Turner, the Rolling Stones, Prince’s Trust Party in the Park, Pink Floyd, Phil Collins, Music for Montserrat: An All-Star Charity Concert featuring Paul McCartney, Elton John and Eric Clapton, and the Moscow Music Peace Festival.

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CONTACT:

SET Pay Per View

Marina Capurro

Ivy Moon

212-708-1638/7319

or

Gladys M. Rosa

Hetayra Peralta

Rosa Public Relations & Comm.

914-734-7336

LINCOLN PROUDLY AWARDS $5000 TO WINNER OF THE VI LOS ANGELES LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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Los Angeles, CA (HISPANIC PR WIRE – July 30, 2002 – Lincoln and the Los Angeles Lincoln Mercury Dealer Association, the exclusive automobile sponsors of the Sixth Annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival, proudly awarded a $5000 prize today to Luiz Fernando Carvalho, as the third winner of their “Creando Estrellas” (Creating Stars) program. Carvalho directed, “Lavoura Arcaica”, a film about a family of Lebanese Immigrants in the interior of Brazil, was chosen as “Best Film produced/directed” on the basis of votes by a jury, consisting of Latin artists, at this year’s festival. Luiz Fernando Carvalho was honored today at the festival’s closing gala at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Lincoln’s “Creando Estrellas” program was launched on March 5th, 2002 at the Miami festival’s opening press conference. Lincoln stated then that it would be awarding a grant in the amount of $5000 to one Latin filmmaker in each of four markets whose work was selected as “Best Film produced/directed” on the basis of viewer votes for three of the four markets and chosen by a jury at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. The program was established to demonstrate Lincoln’s support for the Latin arts.

Lincoln developed the “Creando Estrellas” program as a way of bolstering Latin films, as well as offering a cash investment to further demonstrate their commitment to promoting the professional development of Latin people in the film industry as well as the larger community in general.

“Lincoln is extremely pleased to be supporting a cause as worthy as the Latin arts,” said Nicole Conniff, multicultural marketing manager for Lincoln Mercury. “We are aware that Latin people are increasingly influencing market trends as well as all aspects of the entertainment industry. Lincoln is determined to reach out to this important community.”

In March of 2002, Lincoln awarded a $5000 prize to the winner of the San Diego Latino Film Festival and the Miami Latin Film Festival. Lincoln will also be “creating stars” in one other market besides Miami, San Diego and Los Angeles, as sponsor of the New York International Latino Film Festival in July of this year.

Lincoln, based in Irvine, Calif., is introducing a series of new products in 2002 that will essentially transform Lincoln’s retail showrooms. Among the new vehicles slated for introduction throughout the year are the redesigned Navigator, the all-new Aviator SUV, a refreshed LS sports sedan and a totally redesigned Town Car. In addition, Lincoln continues to offer the Continental and the segment-breaking Blackwood.

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CONTACT:

The Bravo Group

Iveliesse de Ororbia

212.780.5231

or

The Bravo Group

Wilson Guzman

212.780.5877

ALINA FALCÓN, FORMER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND NEWS DIRECTOR, UNIVISION NETWORK, NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND OPERATING MANAGER, TELEFUTURA NETWORK

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LOS ANGELES, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 29, 2002–Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN), the nation’s leading Spanish-language media company, today announced that Alina Falcón, has been named Senior Vice President and Operating Manager of the TeleFutura Network. Falcón, who formerly served as Senior Vice President and Director of News Division, Univision Television Network, will be responsible for overseeing all TeleFutura Network operations, including programming, promotions, talent relations, technical operations and news. She will remain based in Miami and will report to Ray Rodriguez, President and Chief Operating Officer, Univision Networks.

“We are delighted that Alina is taking the reins at TeleFutura and will lead our newest network as it continues to provide expanded and exciting programming choices to the nation’s 35 million Hispanics,” said Rodriguez. “Alina has been a key member of Univision since she joined the Network in 1992 and a driving force behind the tremendous success of Univision’s network news, which under her direction, became the first Spanish-language television network to win National Emmy Awards. As a recognized and respected leader in Spanish-language information and entertainment, Alina is clearly the right individual to take TeleFutura to the next level as it continues to evolve to meet the specific needs of this vital community.”

“It has been a privilege to work with Univision’s extraordinary executive and news teams as we continually raise the bar on delivering the highest-quality and most culturally relevant news and information to the nation’s underserved Hispanic community,” said Falcón. “Moving to TeleFutura is a remarkable opportunity to provide the nation’s Hispanic community with a new array of the finest choices in Spanish-language programming at a time when the network and the Company are poised for tremendous growth. I look forward to expanding my role at Univision and helping build on the Company’s prior success.”

Most recently, Falcón was Senior Vice President and Director of News Division for Univision Television Network, a position she has held since 2000. In that capacity, she oversaw the programs “Noticiero Univision,” “Noticiero Univision Ultima Hora,” “Noticiero Univision Fin de Semana,” “Primer Impacto,” “Aqui y Ahora,” “Noticias Univision Presenta,” “Ver Para Creer,” “Pica y Se Extiende” and “El Gordo y la Flaca.” Falcón began her tenure with Univision at WLTV-Miami, where she held the positions of Executive Producer, Assistant News Director and News Director, and won a regional Emmy Award. She was promoted to Assistant News Director for the Univision Television Network in 1992 and to Vice President and News Director in 1993.

Under Falcón’s leadership, Univision’s network newscast, “Noticiero Univision” won two national Emmy Awards in 1998 and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast in 1997. In 1998, “Primer Impacto” won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Series. This year, “Primer Impacto” and “Aqui y Ahora” have been nominated for national Emmy Awards.

Falcón graduated in 1983 from University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. A Miami native, Falcón is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Radio and Television News Director’s Association. She has a 15 year-old son.

Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN) is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include: Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, the new 24-hour general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 72% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 22 television stations; TeleFutura Television Group which owns and operates 28 television stations; Galavision, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Music Group, which includes the Univision Music label, Fonovisa Records label, Rudy Perez Enterprises label and a 50% interest in Mexican based Disa Records label as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Internet company in the U.S. Hispanic market reaching 80% of the nation’s Spanish-speaking online audience at www.univision.com. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles, with network operations in Miami and television stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

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CONTACT:

Citigate Sard Verbinnen

Stephanie Pillersdorf

Stephanie Sorrentino/

Kristin Celauro

212/687-8080

COPA AIRLINES REPORTS 90.25% ON-TIME PERFORMANCE RECORD FOR SECOND QUARTER 2002, AIRLINES ENDS SECOND QUARTER WITH ONE OF THE INDUSTRY’S HIGHEST RECORDS

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PANAMA CITY, Panama–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 29, 2002–Copa Airlines today reported the highest on-time performance record in Latin America, also the airline’s second-highest system-wide.

Copa finished the second quarter of 2002 with a record of 90.25 percent.

Copa Airlines also achieved a high ranking 92.13 percent record in this year’s first quarter and was identified as the airline with the best on-time performance record among all airlines operating at the Mexico City International Airport during 2001 in a Feb. 6 operations report issued by airport officials.

“We feel very proud of Copa’s high-ranking record of reliability which includes not only on-time performance, but the completion of more than 99 percent of our scheduled flights. Additionally, our modern fleet, safety focus and high-quality service serves as proof that Copa is the best airline when traveling within the Americas,” said Larry Ganse, operations senior vice president of Copa Airlines.

“We know that getting to your destination on time is a top priority for our passengers and we plan to continue our efforts to maintain one of the industry’s highest on-time performance records.”

The airline measures its on-time performance utilizing the U.S. Department of Transportation industry standard measure of a maximum 15-minute variation from the scheduled time of arrival.

Copa’s strategic alliance with Continental Airlines has produced an interconnection of route systems on flights between the United States and Latin America. Both airlines participate in OnePass, the frequent flyer program of Continental Airlines and its affiliates, and share benefits of Presidents Clubs around the world.

With more than 55 years of experience, Copa Airlines (http://www.copaair.com) serves 29 destinations in 19 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. In September 2001, Copa was named to the “Excelencia 2001” (“Excellence 2001”) list in America Economia for “innovation, creativity and leadership in the field of aviation.” From its base at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Copa Airlines operates the Hub of the Americas — one of the most efficient and successful hubs in Latin America. In 2002, the airline expects to transport 1.2 million passengers.

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CONTACT:

Copa Airlines

Carol Schliesinger-Cura

210/619-2022 – U.S.A.

or

Patricia Roquebert

507/225-7655 – Panama

POPE JOHN PAUL II LEAVES TORONTO ENROUTE TO GUATEMALA ABOARD THE `MESSENGER OF HOPE’

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TORONTO–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 29, 2002–Pope John Paul II left Toronto at 11:45 a.m. today, July 29 from Lester B. Pearson International Airport after a six-day stay in Canada, which is part of a 10-day journey to Canada, Guatemala and Mexico. He is scheduled to arrive this afternoon in Guatemala at the La Aurora International Airport at 3 p.m.

While in Canada, the Pope attended a papal welcoming ceremony in Toronto before meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Ontario Premier Ernie Eves and Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman. He also attended a gathering for the World Youth Day, which was first organized by the Pope in 1985 to bring young Catholics from all parts of the world together to celebrate their faith.

The pontiff and his official committee are being transported by GRUPO TACA, leader in commercial aviation in Latin America. The Pope is being transported on board the “Messenger of Hope,” an Airbus-320 provided by GRUPO TACA.

Please access GRUPO TACA’s News Service at http://news.taca.com for additional information and/or photographs regarding Pope John Paul II’s visit to the Americas and the service the airline is providing to His Holiness, the ecclesiastical committee and the members of the press corps that are traveling with him.

GRUPO TACA’s customers enjoy the benefits of flying in the youngest fleet of aircraft in Latin America. GRUPO TACA’s Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft allow it to transport passengers in comfort and efficiently to 36 destinations in 19 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Moreover, GRUPO TACA’s regional airlines serve 60 destinations within the Central American region.

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CONTACT:

GRUPO TACA

Claudia Arenas Bianchi, +502-331-0375 or +502-334-7845

CONSUL GENERAL OF MEXICO AND BANK OF AMERICA ANNOUNCE NEW SERVICES FOR SAN JOSE MEXICANS AND HISPANICS

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SAN JOSE –(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–July 25, 2002–The Consul General of Mexico and Bank of America today partnered to unveil several new initiatives that will directly benefit San José’s large Mexican and Hispanic population. The bank, which has a lengthy history of supporting the Hispanic community, introduced SafeSend, a first-of-its-kind international ATM remittance service designed to revolutionize the way people send money to their family and friends in Mexico. Additionally, the bank announced that it will begin accepting the Mexican Consular ID card on a nationwide basis.

SafeSend, currently available to consumers nationwide via 1-866-SAFESEND or online at http://www.bankofamerica.com/safesend, is rolling out to 89 participating banking centers in the Bay Area. By August, Bank of America will introduce the SafeSend service to participating banking centers in an additional 5 markets across the country, reaching more than 50% of the Mexican population in the U.S.

San Jose consumers who are interested in attending a special Safe Send promotion can visit the San José Flea Market (1590 Berryessa Rd., San José, 95133) from 10:00AM-2:00PM on Saturday, July 27.

The first-of-its-kind product will be supported by the bank’s largest brand and product advertising campaign targeted exclusively to Hispanic consumers. Created and developed entirely in Spanish, the TV, radio and print ads will include the tagline “Creemos en Tí,” which means, “We believe in you.”

“Bank of America always has been a pioneer in developing innovative ways to serve diverse communities,” said Marco Antonio Alcázar-Avila, Consul General of Mexico in San José. “SafeSend is the first safe, trustworthy, and convenient ATM-based international remittance service to Mexico. This product, combined with the acceptance of the “Matrícula Consular” card and the unprecedented ad campaign demonstrates how committed Bank of America is to San Jose’s Hispanic population.”

“SafeSend was created based on direct input from our customers. They wanted an easier-and less expensive-option to send money to their loved ones in Mexico,” said Virginia Murillo, Bank of America Banking Center Manager. “The development of SafeSend is just one of the ways Bank of America is working in the interest of the Hispanic community. We understand and care about the strong family bonds our customers maintain with loved ones in Mexico – and their need for more convenience and security when sending money across the border.”

With SafeSend, customers can send money by phone or electronically to Mexico 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without having to leave the comfort of their home. In Mexico, the recipient uses a secure personal identification number (PIN) and a SafeSend ATM card to access the money within minutes at any of 20,000 ATMs.

About Bank of America

Bank of America stock (ticker: BAC) is listed on the New York, Pacific and London stock exchanges. The company’s Web site is http://www.bankofamerica.com. News, speeches and other corporate information may be found at http://www.bankofamerica.com/newsroom.

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CONTACT:

Deputy Consul General of Mexico in San Jose

Hugo Juárez-Carrillo

408.294.5817

or

Bank of America

Juliet Don

415.622.1588

FOX SPORTS WORLD AND FOX SPORTS WORLD ESPAÑOL SECURE BROADCAST RIGHTS FOR WOMEN’S GOLD CUP 2002

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LOS ANGELES–(HISAPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 25, 2002–Fox Sports
World and Fox Sports World Español have entered into an agreement with
Inter/Forever Sports Inc. for the U.S. broadcast rights of the Women’s Gold
Cup 2002 tournament showcasing the world’s best female soccer players. The networks
will telecast the complete 16-game event starting on Sunday, October 27, live
and exclusive, from venues in the U.S. and Canada.  Eight national teams
including Mexico, Canada and the United States are entering the competition
and the two finalists will automatically qualify to compete in the 2003 Women’s
World Cup in China.

Born out of the success of the U.S.-hosted 1999 Women’s World Cup, the first
CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup was played in 2000 in the United States. The inaugural
Women’s Gold Cup included six members of the Football Confederation (Canada,
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, USA and Trinidad & Tobago) and two guest
teams (Brazil, China). This year, CONCACAF has combined the 2002 Women’s Gold
Cup with a qualifying tournament for the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

“The Women’s Gold Cup complements and adds a new dimension to our
fall soccer programming line-up,” said David Sternberg, General Manager
of Fox Sports World and Fox Sports World Español. “We hope to keep
the momentum of U.S. national team soccer alive and give the fans across the
country two weeks of exciting live soccer action.”

Combined, Fox Sports World and Fox Sports World Español offer the most
comprehensive televised coverage of international soccer to U.S. television
viewers. The networks’ roster of year-round soccer leagues includes Argentina,
Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, England, Germany and Scotland plus
tournament coverage of Copa Libertadores, Torneo de Verano, Coppa Italia, The
English FA Cup, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super
Cup.

Fox Sports World and Fox Sports World Español are available to cable
and satellite homes throughout the United States. Fox Sports World is affiliated
with Fox Sports International, an international sports programming and production
entity housed within the Fox Cable Networks Group, one of the major operating
units within the Fox Entertainment Group (NYSE: FOX) and News Corporation (NYSE:
NWS). Fox Sports World Español is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group
and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming
and production entity jointly owned by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Fox Entertainment
Group (NYSE: FOX) and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International,
and Liberty Media Corporation. Visit Fox Sports World online at http://www.foxsportsworld.com
and Fox Sports World Español at http://www.fswe.com.

                       
Group 1             
Group 2
                       
USA               
  Canada
                       
MexicoCentral        America 2*
                       
Central America1*    Caribbean 2*
                       
Caribbean 1*         Caribbean 3*
*Teams to be announced after qualifying series.
Women’s Gold Cup 2002 Broadcast Schedule – All Times Pacific
Sun., Oct. 27
Central America 1 vs. Caribbean 1  1:00 PM  Rose Bowl-Pasadena, CA
USA vs. Mexico                    
3:00 PM  Rose Bowl-Pasadena, CA
Tue., Oct. 29
USA vs. Caribbean 1               
7:00 PM  Titan Stadium-Fullerton, CA
Central America 1 vs. Caribbean 1  9:00 PM  Titan Stadium-Fullerton,
CA
Wed., Oct. 30
Caribbean 3 vs. Caribbean 2        6:00 PM 
Centennial Stadium –
                                           
Victoria, BC, Canada
Canada vs. Central America 2       8:00 PM 
Centennial Stadium –
                                           
Victoria, BC, Canada
Fri., Nov 1
Caribbean 3 vs. Central America 2  6:00 PM  Centennial Stadium –

                            
               Victoria,
BC, Canada
Canada vs. Caribbean 2            
8:00 PM  Centennial Stadium –
                                           
Victoria, BC, Canada
Sat., Nov. 2
Mexico vs. Caribbean 1            
5:00 PM  SafeCo Field-Seattle, WA
USA vs. Central America 1         
7:30 PM  SafeCo Field-Seattle, WA
Sun., Nov. 3
Caribbean 2 vs. Central America 2 12:00 PM  Centennial Stadium –
                                           
Victoria, BC Canada
Canada vs. Caribbean 3            
2:00 PM  Centennial Stadium –                                            
Victoria, BC Canada
Wed., Nov. 6
Winner G. 2 vs. Runner Up G. 1     7:00 PM  SafeCo
Field-Seattle, WA
Winner G. 1 vs. Runner Up G. 2     9:30 PM  SafeCo
Field-Seattle, WA
Sat., Nov. 9
3rd vs. 4th Place Match           
4:30 PM  Rose Bowl-Pasadena, CA
Championship Match                
7:00 PM  Rose Bowl-Pasadena, CA

Note: A Photo is available at URL: URL: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/photo.cgi?pw.072502/bb3

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CONTACT:
Fox Sports World/Fox Sports World Español
Veronica Alvarez
310/286-6329

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY RANKED THE TOP PRODUCER OF AFRICAN AMERICAN DOCTORATES

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 25, 2002–Nova Southeastern University is the number one producer of African American doctorates among traditionally white institutions (TWIs) and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) combined, based on survey results published in the June 20, 2002 edition of Black Issues in Higher Education. NSU also ranked No. 1 in African-American doctorates in education, No. 1 in Hispanic first professional degrees, and No. 1 in African American doctorates in business (tied with Walden University, Minnesota).

The data, which comes from the U.S. Department of Education, was collected through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) program completers survey conducted by the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The data is based on degrees awarded between July 1, 2000 and July 30, 2001.

NSU was ranked second in five categories. The university was the No. 2 producer of:

— Asian American doctorates in business

— Hispanic first professional degrees in dentistry

— Hispanic master’s degrees

— Hispanic master’s degrees in education

— African-American master’s degrees in education.

Other rankings included NSU as the No. 3 producer of Hispanic master’s in three disciplines: business, health sciences, and first professional degrees in law. The university also ranked as the No. 4 producer of African American masters degrees among TWIs, and for African American master’s degrees among TWIs and HBCUs combined.

Nova Southeastern University, with its main campus in Fort Lauderdale, is the largest independent institution of higher education in the southeast United States, and the 12th largest nationally based on enrollment for fall term 2000. It awards bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, doctoral, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, psychology, and other social sciences. The university also offers 18 undergraduate majors through the Farquhar Center for Undergraduate Studies.

For more information about NSU, call 800-541-NOVA, or visit http://www.nova.edu

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CONTACT:

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale

Jennifer Meriam, 954/262-5355

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Mike Laderman, 954/262-5354

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Mara Kiffin, 954/262-5350

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Teresa Axelrod, 954/262-5309