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Is there a Plan B? Our Environment Can't Wait! 20 La Editorial Jose A. Flores La Comunidad / Community News News / Noticias Happy Father’s Day Johnny Garcia next bout will be in Chicago at the UIC Pavilion 15 Whitecaps bring back popular Tiger Fridays 16 Lowrider Corner 18 Community Events / Eventos en la Comunidad .

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Hispanic Americans Won’t Be Silenced By Anti-Hispanic Actions No Nos Quedamos Callados Por Leyes en Contra de los Hispanos Recently, Hispanic Americans are increasingly being targeted by legislative and administrative actions that have the effect of making it uncomfortable being brown in America. Racial profiling places persons of color in greater jeopardy of being discriminated against because they are perceived by others influenced by stereotypes about their citizenship, social behaviors, lifestyles, and backgrounds. Heightened anti-immigrant actions by states such as Arizona and Michigan have gained national attention. The denial of driver’s licenses for undocumented residents, the denial of marriage licenses in Kent and Ottawa Counties, and recent proposals for Michigan to enact Arizona’s controversial law that requires Police to arrest persons who are suspected to be in the country without proper authorization, and a rise in ICE raids on employers has most of us on edge about perceptions. The results of these actions have made race relations tense in everyday encounters. News media organizations, the internet and daily conversations are focused on the topic of immigration relating the issue to the cause for high unemployment, vehicle accident and crime rates. Recent cuts to education budgets have put more pressure on schools to force out children who have difficulty with the English language. Bilingual education is being denied to thousands of children in the Grand Rapids Public Schools. Similarly, other Michigan schools are also guilty of denying children appropriate instruction based on their language needs. Hispanic children are wrongfully looked at as being “undocumented and not deserving of public education” due to their legal status or lack of social security numbers. The issue of reporting persons suspected of being undocumented aliens has become a way for competing businesses to undermine the success of their competitors by calling in tips about the legal status of employees to cause ICE immigration raids on local businesses. Disgusting behaviors are indicative of people affected by an economy in crisis. Deportation raids are on the rise and many will support these actions suggesting it is the law. Unfortunately, stereotypes lead to racial profiling and discrimination against masses of people who fit a profile. People of the majority cultural group should be cautioned that the Hispanic Community will not sit idly by and allow discrimination to prevail without a challenge. We too, are a community that has historically taken institutions to court for denying our community the freedoms and guarantees afforded to us in the Constitution. Recent cases filed against Arizona by the ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union and MALDEF, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund should serve as notice that we have legal basis for our concerns. Likewise, the denial of marriage licenses in Kent and Ottawa Counties have been challenged by local attorneys and M.A.L.D.E.F. Lastly, let’s look forward to the cases in education which will likely be filed in the future over the basic federal laws protecting the civil rights of children learning English in our public schools. As a Hispanic Community committed to promoting integration, equality and respect for all Americans, we should continue to show courage in confronting the evils of racism and discrimination, no matter who promotes it, and how it manifests itself in our society. Continue to be civil in our discussions with pro-racists as they can get heated in the workplaces of Michigan. We must remember that people who are racist must be challenged at the core of their belief system in order to change their behaviors. There is hope! In the words of the late Cesar E. Chavez, “God help us to be men and women of purpose!” Recientemente se han surgido una cantidad de acciones legislativas y administrativas, las cuales tienen el propósito de hacernos sentir incómodos como gente de color bronce en América. La acción de perjudicar a una raza o grupo étnico porque aparecen como un estereotipado que cree la mayoría de la comunidad Anglosajona nos pone en situaciones donde

encontramos más peligro por ser clasificados de manera discriminatoria entre los americanos en general.

By Dr. José A. Flores

Estos acciones de ley en contra de los inmigrantes igual como la ley de Arizona y leyes de Michigan han creado mucha atención por todo el mundo. El hecho de no permitir licencias para los residentes indocumentados, el rechazo de personas que se quieren casar legalmente por no tener un número de seguro social por los condados de Kent y Ottawa en Michigan y las leyes de Arizona y propuestas en Michigan de requerir que los oficiales de policía arrestan personas que no pueden comprobar su estatus legal en los estados unidos, nos perjudica a todos los Hispanos-Ciudadanos y no ciudadanos. ¡No debemos quedarnos silencios! Las redadas de ilegales siguen creciendo cada día más impactando negativamente a las familias…y nos tienen a todos preocupados. El resultado de estas acciones es que las relaciones entre las razas de nuestra nación se están empeorando. Las organizaciones de noticia, el internet y las conversaciones de los noticieros de la televisión mantienen un enfoque en los Latinos y los inmigrantes indocumentados. Sugieren a sus lectores y fanes que somos los culpables por el alto sin-empleo, los accidentes de autos y el aumento de crimines en la sociedad. ¿Nos categorizan como mala gente y pronto causan la imagen negativa y estereotipada? Los niños sufren porque ahora hay un ataque en los servicios educativos para los jóvenes que no dominan bien el ingles. Las escuelas de Grand Rapids y otras comunidades están negando su responsabilidad de proveer la educación bilingüe a los estudiantes aunque se requiere servicios apropiados por ley federal. A los niños hispanos se están viendo como jóvenes que no merecen una educación pagado por el público en general. Las escuelas públicas están fracasando en proveer a nuestros hijos la educación que merecen. Muchos de ellos son ciudadanos nacidos en este país y tienen derechos amplios para defenderlos de estos abusos. Ahora se han visto casos donde ciertos comerciantes como vecinos o competidores de servicios se han denunciado uno al otro a los agentes de la inmigración para favorecer su posición competitiva. Todo porque la economía está en crisis. Se verá más de este tipo de acción en la sociedad por la simple razón de que siempre hay ese tipo de personas en nuestra comunidad. Nuestra gente ha peleado por medio de la corte para defender los derechos que tenemos en este país y no nos dejamos solo porque unos de nosotros no tenemos documentos. Los casos se están peleando en este momento en los tribunales federales y locales. Somos una gente que también tenemos nuestros licenciados –abogados de leyes y organizaciones como M.A.L.D.E.F. Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund cual tiene el propósito de pelear la discriminación donde lo encuentra y ahora están en Michigan peleando casos. También el grupo de ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, que representan a todas las razas son muy efectivos para defender nuestros derechos. Los casos como el de Arizona y los de Michigan muy pronto llegaran ser decididos en las cortes de america y si es necesario en la corte suprema de los estados unidos donde al fin tenemos representación latina. Los que son racistas siempre serán y para tratar de cambiarlos tenemos que mantenernos pacíficos pero activistas. Para cambiar el racista hay que llegar a su conciencia. Esto no es fácil y muchas veces imposible. Pero no vamos ser vencidos en la batalla en contra del racismo y la discriminación sea en el empleo, alojamiento, la educación o la sociedad. Como dijo Cesar E. Chávez siempre cuando lo escuchaba, “Dios ayúdanos ser hombres y mujeres con orgullo y propósito.”

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Granholm Announces Obama to send Renewable Energy 1,200 troops Partnership with Gov- to U.S.-Mexico ernment of Navarra, border Spain LANSING – Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced that the state of Michigan has formed a partnership with the government of Navarra, Spain, a European center of the renewable-energy sector, to work collaboratively with leading industry experts, including the Michigan-based wind turbine manufacturer Energetx Composites, to develop green technology. The memorandum of understanding with the government of Navarra was finalized today in Dallas, Texas. The agreement consists of joint activities – including policy sharing, technology transfer, value-chain mapping and trade missions – in the targeted sectors of wind technology, biomass, solar energy, smart-grid technology and bio-climactic research. Last month, the Michigan Strategic Fund board approved a Centers of Energy Excellence designation and $3.5 million in funding for Energetx Composites, the spin-off of S2 Yachts located in Holland, which will collaborate with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the Dow Chemical Company to manufacture wind turbine blades with advanced materials. Dow and ORNL will deliver innovative materials and technical expertise to Energetx, and the University of Michigan and Kettering University will contribute workforce training. The project will receive $3.5 million in matching funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. CENER, the national renewable energy center located in the Navarra region, will work with Energetx to test wind turbine blades at a laboratory in Sanguesa, Spain. Over the past eight years, CENER has grown to become a leader in renewable-energy technology. Navarra, pioneer of renewable energy sources, currently produces approximately 65 percent of its electricity from renewable-energy sources, ranking it ahead of the United Kingdom, Sweden and France.

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La Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores de México emitió un comunicado el martes en el que dice que espera que el despliegue de militares norteamericanos en la frontera se traduzca en “la canalización de recursos adicionales para dar mayor efectividad a los esfuerzos para prevenir el tráfico ilegal de armas y dinero en efectivo hacia México, que proveen a la delincuencia organizada de su poder de fuego y su capacidad para corromper”.

President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, pre-empting Republican plans to try to force votes on such a deployment. Obama will also request $500 million for border protection and law enforcement activities, according to lawmakers and administration officials. The president announced the deployment shortly after he returned from lunch with the 41-member Senate Republican Caucus, who told him that U.S. borders first need to be secured before work could start on a sweeping overhaul of U.S. immigration laws. Arizona's two Republican senators said the deployment wasn't enough.

Administration officials said the National Guard troops will work on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support, analysis and training, and support efforts to block drug trafficking. They will temporarily supplement Border Patrol agents until Customs and Border Protection can recruit and train additional officers and agents to serve on the border, according to a letter Tuesday from top adminAgrega que “confía en que el personal de la Guardia Nacional istration security officials to Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich. fortalecerá las acciones para combatir a la delincuencia internacional que opera en ambos More than 20,000 Border Patrol agents are deployed now, lados de la frontera y en apego mostly along the nation's southern border. There are 344 a sus funciones, no realizará ac- U.S. National Guard troops also working along the border. tividades directamente vinculadas a la aplicación de las leyes "Adding 1,200 National Guard troops is a start, but it is migratorias”. going to take much more to secure the border," said Rep. Harry Mitchell.

OBAMA: DERRAME DE CRUDO ES UN 'ASALTO' A LAS COSTAS El presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, aseguró que el derrame de crudo en el Golfo de México es "un asalto a nuestras costas, a la población y a la economía regional". La empresa Bitish Petroleum realió la operación “Top Kill” para tapar el derrame de petróleo que ha afectado a todo el ecosistema de la zona del golfo de México, Barack Obama, presidente de Estados Unidos, calificó la tragedia como “un asalto” a las costas y a la población. Durante su visita en las costas de la zona afectada, dijo que el derrame de crudo es un asalto a las costas, a la población y a la economía regional, pues seguramente, los costos a este descuido serán inimaginables. Barack Obama visitó la costa de Luisiana para inspeccionar el daño causado por el vertido, calificado como el peor derrame de crudo de la historia. Después de una reunión con los responsables de verificar el control y extinción del derrame, Barack Obama anunció que se ordenó la triplicación del personal federal que combate la marea negra.


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Cal State L.A. announces new venue and film line-up for the 7th Annual Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival

Congratulations to Silvestra del Valle A warmhearted Grand Rapids resident, proud of Puerto Rican heritage, inspiring others through joy and laughter This past May 27, a large group of community members, organizations, and family gathered to celebrate Silvestra Del Valle, a Puerto Rican woman who has demonstrated strength, love and laughter over the last 100 years. Despite her age, Silvestra walks and hears without any aid. She loves to talk, tease and laugh with anyone, but especially the staff at Hope Network who has become her second family. Hope Network Behavioral Services offers the Side By Side program for caregivers who need relief from the day-to-day care giving of a dependent family member with Alzheimer’s or other dementia. The program provides enrichment activities for the loved one such as gardening, art, dance, and music in a natural and therapeutic setting. The program is designed to maintain or improve social, educational, psychological and physical disabilities of the individual, and to provide a positive impact on body, mind and spirit.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Celebrating its seventh year, the Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival—originally hosted on the Cal State L.A. campus—will be moving to the Regency Academy 6 Cinemas in Pasadena, Friday-Sunday, June 4th6th. Festival Director and Professor of Media Studies at Cal State L.A., Dr. John Ramirez recently announced the move to their new venue and also announced the film line-up for the 2010 Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival. “Reel Rasquache is honored to be showcasing a selection of Features, Documentaries and Shorts at the 2010 Art & Film Festival,” says Dr. Ramirez. Kicking off their opening night will be “Pepe & Santo vs. America” a comedy drama by Javier Chapa and Greg Pohl. “Pepe & Santo vs. America” tells the story of Pepe, a naïve, south-of-the-border immigrant in search of his grandmother’s dying wish of the “Mexican Dream.” Also premiering at the 7th Annual Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival is “Eloy Take Two” a 30 min. documentary by filmmaker Roberto Oregel, a journey that takes you into the creative mind of Eloy Torrez, the 2010 Reel Rasquache Featured Artist. Closing the festival will be the psychological thriller, “The Devil’s Tail,” which is the story of a man whose search for his missing friend in the Yucatan of Mexico, turns his predictable life upside down.

Norma Liliana Martínez Hernández celebró sus quince años Con tal motivo sus padres, señores José Miguel Martínez Hernández y Norma Angélica Hernández Guerrero, celebraron una misa de acción de gracias el pasado sábado 22 de Mayo, en la Catedral de San Andrés. Después de la misa se llevó a cabo una recepción en el Salón de la Iglesia de San Isidoro. Los padrinos de la quinceañera fueron los señores Getzabel Hernández Pazos y Pablo Gallegos Martínez

Support Arizona and SB 1070 Rally Event on June 12, 2010! Take Action Here To Support Arizona and SB 1070 Crackdown on Illegal Immigration Join Our Efforts to Support Arizona, SB 1070, and immigration enforcement! Please sign up to support Arizona, SB 1070, and secure borders. We are sad to announce that ALIPAC is withdrawing support for any rallies in Arizona in June to support SB 1070 due to the discovery of racist group involvement and the actions of former Congressman Tom Tancredo. We take our commitment to working with and unifying Americans of every race and walk of life behind the effort to secure our borders very seriously. While the illegal alien supporters constantly make false accusations of racism and racist involvement, it is of paramount importance that groups like ours work to keep any racist element out of our events and operations. A few weeks ago, we got behind a rally in Phoenix on June 5 being planned by Dan Smeriglio of Voice of The People USA and retired Congressman Tom Tancredo. On Monday, May 10th, we discovered two painful truths that forced us to take a new direction... FULL DETAILS AND EVIDENCE OF OUR CLAIMS FOUND AT THIS LINK... http://www.alipac.us/article-5271-thread-1-0.html It is time to stand up FOR SECURE BORDERS and AGAINST AMNESTY and ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION America!

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Following are the participating films at the 7th Annual Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival. A complete film and program schedule, ticket information and more on the three-day Reel Rasquache Art & Film Festival can be found online by visiting the official website: www.reelrasquache.org.

CONGRATULATIONS! Felicidades para Odille S. Parker, próxima a graduarse de West Ottawa High School, Holland, Mi., este próximo 13 de Julio, 2010. Odille ha decidido seguir la carrera de peri- Nicole Lopez, is part of the Comodismo en Cen- munity Voice, she is graduating tral Michigan from Grandville High School, University. on June 2nd, 2010 Esperamos seguir contando con sus artícu- We wish you the best in life. May los para nuestra publicación. all your dreams come true. Te deseamos lo mejor

¡RECUPÉRATE PRONTO! The Community Voice/ La Voz, envia un cordial saludo a nuestro querido amigo y colaborador David Lopez. Deseándole un recupetación rápida después de su cirugía. Saludos


Lake Macatawa Triathlon

NEW STRATEGIES FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT: NEW LEADERSHIP THROUGH ACTION The League of United Latin American Citizens invites you to participate in the 81st LULAC National Convention & Exposition, New Strategies for Community Empowerment: New Leadership through Action, in Albuquerque, New Mexico from July 12 through July 17, 2010. For more information visit http://www.lulac.net/events/convention10.html

Te invitamos a que asistas o participes en el triathlon que se llevará a cabo en Holland, Mi, este próximo Sábado 12 de Junio, en el Howard B. Dunton Park. El triathlon consiste en 1/2 millas nadando en el Lago Macatawa, 22.8 millas en bicicleta y 4.8 millas corrriendo. Para más información visita www.signmeup.com o pueden escribir a darrind@hct.holland.mi.us o llamar al 616-395-0178 ¡Te Esperamos, No Faltes! The 2010 Lake Macatawa Triathlon will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at Howard B. Dunton Park in Holland, Michigan. Join us for one of the best community races in Michigan. 2010 marks the 25th year of this great event!

To request a 2010 entry form you can contact the Holland Township Parks & Recreation at 616-395-0178 or go to www.eteamz.com/hollandtownship, click the sub-site titled "Lake Macatawa Triathlon" listed towards the bottom of the Home Page, and you can get all the information you need, including entry forms, maps, and miscellaneous race information right there!. You can also email the following people and have an entry form e-mailed to you: * Darrin Duistermars, Director (darrind@hct.holland.mi.us) * John Kievit, Assistant Director (johnk@hct.holland.mi.us) * Amber Sabala, Administrative Assistant (ambers@hct.holland.mi.us) For online registration, please go to

www.classicrace.com.

Olympia Sanchez "Miss 2010 Pre-Teen Grand Rapids/Lansing" Olympia Sanchez of Traverse City, MI was recently selected to participate in Nationals’ 2010 Miss Pre-Teen Grand Rapids/Lansing pageant competition that took place on May 15, 2010. Olympia learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition as Nationals, Inc. announced their selections in late April 2010. Olympia submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by Anna Klejnowski, this year’s Grand Rapids/Lansing Pageant Coordinator. Olympia competed in the Miss Pre-Teen division, one of four divisions that had young ladies between the ages of 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines which include casual wear and formal wear. There where 53 girls in the Pre-Teen 13-15 age division. Olympia had the opportunity to display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s Grand Rapids/Lansing judging panel. Personality was the number one aspect that each contestant was judged on, during all phases of competition. As Olympia won she now holds the title of "Miss 2010 Pre-Teen Grand Rapids/Lansing", She now will represent Grand Rapids/Lansing and the surrounding communities at the Cities Of America National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida in December 2011. Over $60,000 in scholorships and prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition. Elite Dry Cleaners, Agave Mexican Grill, Anavon Communications, Dr. Ronald Lints, DDS, Northwood Dental Clinic, Twin Bay Clinical Massage, Rick & Melinda Gubbins, Cindy Lipka, Ramona Clemente, Valerie Heffelbower, Angela Thompson, Ariel & Juany Sanchez, Kelly Hopkins, Alysia Sims, Hahna Ginzel, Deb Prohaska, Andrea Bailey, Laurie Kupferer all from Traverse City and her parents, J Abel and Nancy Sanchez assisted Olympia in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor to her. Through sponsorship, Olympia received all the necessary training, rehearsals, and financial support which allowed Olympia to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s Grand Rapids/Lansing Pageant.

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Resultados Adicionales de Comprensivo Estudio Hispano Hecho por Univision y The Associated Press Son Revelados La Mayoría de los Hispanos Aprueban la Manera en que el Presidente Barack Obama Realiza Su Trabajo, Pero Muestran Opiniones Mixtas en Cuanto a su Desempeño en Temas Claves y Desaprueban el Desempeño del Congreso PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Univision Communications Inc. anunció resultados adicionales de la encuesta realizada en conjunto a The Associated Press, el estudio hispano más comprensivo hecho hasta la fecha. Al ser preguntados sobre el desempeño del presidente y el congreso, los resultados de la encuesta indican que un 66% de los hispanos aprueban de la manera en que el Presidente Barack Obama está administrando su cargo, pero sólo el 35% aprueba la manera en que el congreso se está desempeñando. Más aún, cuando se les preguntó si aprobaban o no del desempeño de los Republicanos o Demócratas en el congreso, un 27% mostró su aprobación para los Republicanos, mientras que un 51% aprueba a los Demócratas. Otros temas de interés incluidos en el estudio incluyen: -- Los hispanos muestran opiniones mixtas sobre su aprobación o desacuerdo con el trabajo realizado por el Presidente Barack Obama en cuanto a estos temas: - Educación - 69% aprueban - Relación de Estados Unidos con otros países - 69% aprueban - Salud - 66% aprueban - Energía - 63% aprueban - El medioambiente - 60% aprueban - Impuestos - 59% aprueban - Terrorismo - 56% aprueban - La economía - 55% aprueban - Situación en Iraq - 51% aprueban - Situación en Afganistán - 50% aprueban - Déficit del Presupuesto Federal - 49% aprueban

- Desempleo - 49% aprueban - Inmigración - 45% aprueban - Precios de la Gasolina - 39% aprueban -- Inmigración - 56% de los hispanos ven como algo negativo para la nación el hecho de que el congreso no haya aprobado una reforma migratoria comprensiva habiendo pasado más de un año desde que la administración Obama tomó la presidencia - Cuando se les preguntó cuanta culpa piensan que tiene un partido político en particular o el presidente por no haber logrado aprobar una reforma migratoria, 45% de los hispanos dicen que toda o alguna de la culpa la tiene el partido Republicano, el 29% el Demócrata y 20% el Presidente Barack Obama - 33% de los hispanos dicen que es muy probable que si un candidato o partido por el cual ellos estuviesen a favor tuviesen una postura sobre el tema de la inmigración con el cual ellos no estuviesen de acuerdo, votarían en contra de ese partido o candidato -- Ley SB1070 de Arizona SB1070 - 73% de los hispanos creen que sería un problema muy serio que la policía en Arizona terminara arrestando e interrogando a hispanos que son ciudadanos o residentes legales de los Estados Unidos según intentan hacer cumplir con la nueva ley La encuesta de AP-Univision fue realizada desde el 7 al 12 de mayo por GFK Roper Public Affairs and Media. La misma contó con entrevistas realizada a 901 adultos hispanos por teléfono estático y móvil y tuvo un margen de error de más o menos (+) 5.3 puntos de porcentaje. Para más información, por favor visite www.univision.net.

New face of immigration? Miami company creates 'Gringo' masks Is it Halloween already? No, not yet, although for many Hispanic immigrants things seem quite scary in Arizona and for some in the Latino community, the state's governor, Republican Jan Brewer, has assumed the role of big bad witch. The reason: on April 23, Brewer signed into law a controversial measure, SB 1070, which allows the police to detain anyone whose immigration status may be suspect. And playing into this, of course, is the person's appearance. So, you don't look the way you should in Brewer's and the police's eyes? No problem! Because here's the solution, free of charge and readily available to anyone: the Gringo Mask! Whether you are a man or a woman, now you can boast of a perfectly acceptable image for Arizona -- you know, light skin, blond hair, blue eyes -- without having to resort to expensive bleaching creams like Sammy Sosa or Michael Jackson did, or cumbersome Joan Rivers-type plastic surgery. And for this you may thank the leaders and the creative team of Zubi Advertising, one of the leading Hispanic advertising agencies in the nation, with headquarters in Miami. "When we first heard of the law in Arizona and the effects it could have in terms of racial profiling, we discussed at the agency what we could do about it, since we have access to media," says Michelle Zubizarreta, the agency's chief administrative officer and co-owner along with her brother Joe. "How can we address the issue, but do so in a creative way while at the same time delivering a message?" Ergo, the mask. "What caught our attention was the absurdity of this law, and the notion that we all must look a certain way," continues the Cuban-American executive. "Once we talked about it, my creative team came back with the idea of the mask and the website [which went live on April 30. Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are also being used to spread the word]. Basically, this is all a satire of what is happening in Arizona." To take part in this satire, all you have to do is go to www.gringomask.com, choose the mask that best applies to you, download for free, print it, cut it, put an elastic band around it and… bingo! New face, new immigration status! "The spirit in which we conceived Gringo Mask," clarifies Zubizarreta, "was not to offend anyone. We wanted to start a dialogue."

MALDEF FILES CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST OTTAWA COUNTY FOR REFUSING MICHIGAN LATINO COUPLE THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO MARRY MALDEF and Avanti Law Group attorneys challenge Ottawa County’s violation of the 14TH Amendment and Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI– MALDEF Midwest Regional Counsel Ricardo Meza announced the filing of a federal class action lawsuit against Ottawa County and Ottawa County Clerk Daniel C. Krueger for refusing to permit a Latino couple their fundamental right to marry. The Ottawa County Clerk’s office under the supervision of County Clerk Krueger has a policy of denying marriage licenses to individuals who do not possess a social security number. MALDEF filed the suit on behalf of Juana and Juan Doe and other similarly situated individuals in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division. MALDEF Regional Counsel Ricardo Meza stated, “All persons, regardless of immigration status, have the constitutional right to marry.” In the complaint, plaintiffs allege that the policies and actions of defendants Krueger and Ottawa County violate the plaintiffs’ and all other similarly situated individuals’ constitutionally protected rights to due process and equal protection under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The complaint further alleges that Defendants’ policies and actions violate the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution by impermissibly regulating the federal government’s power over immigration and foreign affairs. In addition, plaintiffs allege the defendants’ policy and practice unlawfully discriminates against plaintiffs and all other similarly situated individuals based upon their race and national origin in violation of Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act, M.C.L.A. § 37.2101.

Los estudiantes de todo tipo de origen sobresalen en la Universidad Grand Valley State. La universidad apoya y anima la excelencia académica por medio de sus destacados programas, oportunidades personalizadas de aprendizaje y con el apoyo excepcional por parte de la facultad. Tenemos el orgullo de ayudar a preparar a las personas de todas las razas y nacionalidades para posiciones de liderazgo en nuestra comunidad y nuestra sociedad. Para más información, llame a nuestra Oficina de Admisiones al número (616) 331-2025 o visite www.gvsu.edu.

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MALDEF Staff Attorney Alejandro Aixala noted that Defendant “County Clerk Krueger’s refusal to issue a marriage license because a person does not have a valid social security number is inconsistent with a March 19, 2008 Michigan Attorney General Opinion issued by Mike Cox.” According to the 2008 opinion, “a county clerk may issue a marriage license to an applicant who fails to provide his or her social security number on the application if the person has never been issued a social security number.” The Plaintiffs in this matter are also represented by Robert Anthony Alvarez and James L. Betzold of the Avanti Law Group. Mr. Alvarez recently filed a similar lawsuit on behalf of Latinos in Kent County, Michigan against County Clerk Mary Hollinrake. To see the text of the complaint against Ottawa County, click here: http://maldef.org/legal/complaint_doe_v_krueger.pdf


Latinos, Blacks join fight for civil rights in Arizona

More than 3,000 people demonstrated outside the state capitol and hundreds gathered at the church to protest the law. Human rights activists, religious leaders and congressmen called for peaceful mobilizations, boycotts and, if necessary, civil disobedience to stop the legislation they believe would lead to racial profiling, unsafe communities and economic turmoil.

Jimmy Smits will play Cyrus Garza, a by the book Supreme Court Justice who excuses himself from the bench to go into private practice and fight constitutional injustices in an untitled one hour NBC legal drama. Veteran Mexican actor Pedro Ar“We here in Arizona are witnessing the historic and necessary mendariz has also been cast as 21st century awakening of the spirit of the civil rights movement,” said Rev. Warren Stewart, to an audience of 300 people his political activist father who at the First Institutional Baptist Church. Other speakers included inspires him. Smits will also serve as a co-executive proMayor Phil Gordon and Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, D-Ill. ducer on the series. Several voices from the African-American community and other ethnic minorities joined the fight, sending a message of unity at a time when the state faces a divisive immigration debate.

“Where do we go from here – chaos or community?” Stewart asked, citing the words of Martin Luther King Jr. “I offer this to be our response: non-violent direct action.” Stewart presented a battle plan to the audience that mirrored the strategy the Black community in Phoenix used successfully in 1989 to force an unwilling legislature to create a legal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This included an economic boycott.

Phoenix, Ariz. – A united front of Black and Latino Arizonans mobilized against a state law that they see as a threat to their civil rights on Sunday, April 25, at the First Institutional Baptist Church in downtown Phoenix. Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law on Friday, making Arizona the first state in the nation to make it a crime for a person to be undocumented.

Jimmy Smits Portrays Chief Justice in new NBC Series

The pilot is currently shooting on location in Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Atlantic City.

Smits most recently headlined the short lived CBS Latino family drama Cane. He also co-starred on NBC’s The West Wing and The congressman said President Obama can ask U.S. Attorney did a season long arc on ShowGeneral Eric Holder to seek a temporary injunction of the Aritime’s Dexter. which earned zona law through the courts. He is also calling on Obama to him his 12th Emmy Nomination (He won in suspend the use of a national program known as 287(g) that al- 1990 for L.A. Law). The former NYPD Blue lows local police to enforce federal immigration law and has led star is coming off a Broadway run in Gods to lawsuits related to racial profiling. of Carnage and next appears in Rodrigo Garcia’s upcoming theatrical feature to be While communities are planning actions on the ground, others released in May, Mother and Child. are looking to challenge the new law in the courts. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Mexican American Legal and Educational Fund (MALDEF) are looking into an immediate legal challenge. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon said the city also will consider a lawsuit.

The NBC drama is being developed by John Eisendrath, Universal Media Studios and Conan O’Brien’s production company.

Let’s hope this pilot makes it to series. It would be an important step forward to see a major Latino actor as a series lead in such a positive role as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice and lawyer. Smits is repped by Brillstein Entertainment, UTA and attorney Tom Hoberman. El actor Jimmy Smits volverá a la abogacía televisiva con Outlaw, como ya hiciera a finales de los 80 en L.A. Law, Kathy Bates hará lo propio en Harrys Law mientras que un padre de familia se tomará la justicia por su mano convertido en un héroe de cómic en The Cape. La cadena CBS, por su parte, se desprendió de siete títulos de su oferta, entre ellos Entre fantasmas, Caso abierto o "Numb3rs, para apostar por tres dramas policíacos como Blue Bloods, una nueva versión de Criminal Minds con Forest Whitaker a la cabeza, y el regreso de un título histórico: Hawaii 5 O. No faltará una dosis de asuntos legales con Defenders, que llegará con Jim Belushi como abogado en Las Vegas.

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Michigan Education Association Recommends Bernero for Governor Virg BerneroAt its meeting today, the Michigan Education Association's Statewide Screening and Recommending Committee voted unanimously to recommend Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero for election as Michigan's next governor. "Mayor Bernero's passion for education and for Michigan's working families made today's decision very straightforward," said MEA President Iris K. Salters. "We look forward to working with Mr. Bernero as he travels the state speaking to public school employees and other voters about his vision for Michigan's public schools." A product of public education and the husband of a public school principal, Bernero has been a longstanding supporter of public schools. During his time in the Legislature, Bernero was a steadfast supporter of adequate, equitable and stable school funding, as well as a strong defender of the rights of Michigan public school employees. "When you invest in Wall Street, you don't know what you will get. But when you invest in a child, you always get a good outcome," Bernero told the committee. "Quality education iscritical to Michigan's future -- because education is economic development." MEA Votes blogAs MEA's recommended candidate, Bernero will receive the association's full support in his bid to win the Democratic nomination for governor in August -- and his subsequent race for governor in the November general election. Decisions about MEA-recommended candidates at both the local and state levels are made by MEA members who serve on screening and recommending committees. The committee making today's recommendation was representative of school employees across Michigan, including teachers, education support professionals, higher education faculty and staff, and school retirees.

$1.3 MILLION GRANT WILL SUPPORT YOUNG CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN KENT COUNTY W.K. Kellogg Foundation Renews Support of First Steps Grand Rapids, Mich.—First Steps today announced that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is making a significant investment in Kent County’s youngest children. The Battle Creek-based foundation is committing $1.3 million over the next three years to two programs that support the health and development of children across the community: the Children’s Healthcare Access Program and Welcome Home Baby. “We are very grateful to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for this tremendous investment in Kent County’s future,” said Rebekah Fennell, Executive Director, First Steps. “These programs are critical to our efforts to ensure that every young child has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.”

conditions that ensure vulnerable children are propelled forward. We understand the importance of quality health care and access in reaching our mission,” said Nadia Brigham, Program Officer with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. “First Steps offers promising practices that will not only meet the individual child and family needs but also influence systemic change for the care for vulnerable children. We are particularly interested in seeing how the work of First Steps impacts the county as well as core neighborhoods in Grand Rapids.” The W.K. Kellogg Foundation joins the Heart of West Michigan United Way, Steelcase Foundation, Frey Foundation, Douglas & Maria DeVos Foundation, Mike & Sue Jandernoa, and the Early Childhood Investment Corporation in supporting the development of Kent County’s early childhood system.

First Steps is leading a community collaboration to develop a system of support services for young children and their families in Kent County. The Children’s Healthcare Access Compelling research documents that an investment in early Program and Welcome Home Baby are important components childhood development has a profound impact on both the indiof that system. vidual and the community. It leads to higher graduation rates, lower special education costs, a better-trained workforce, a reThe Children’s Healthcare Access Program is a communityduction in crime, and a reduced dependency on welfare. based medical home project that is connecting low-income children to quality primary healthcare. The goal is to improve First Steps is a non-profit organization that is leading a comhealth outcomes among children on Medicaid while better uti- munity initiative to develop a system of support services for lizing existing resources and decreasing costs. The program Kent County children, ages 0-5, and their families. First Steps began in August 2008, and the early results show that it is works in partnership with the Great Start Collaborative, parworking. Visits to the emergency department and inpatient ents, county government, health systems, education systems, hospital admissions decreased significantly in the first year of human service agencies, foundations and other child advothe program. cates. The community vision is that every young child in Kent County will be ready to succeed in school and in life. To learn Welcome Home Baby is a family support program that will be- more, please visit www.firststepskent.org. come a primary gateway to Kent County’s Early Childhood System by connecting with parents in the earliest days of their Established in 1930, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports baby’s life. All first-time parents and parents younger than 25 children, families and communities as they strengthen and crewill be offered a visit in their home from a maternal child nurse. ate conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve sucThe nurse will be able to answer questions about everything cess as individuals and as contributors to the larger community from how to feed a baby to where to look for quality child care. and society. Grants are concentrated in the United States, He or she will educate parents about early childhood develop- Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa. For furment and the importance of talking, reading, and playing with ther information, please visit the Foundation’s website at their child from infancy. Families will be offered a menu of www.wkkf.org. community services, and the nurse will help them access the Amy Turner-Thole resources that best meet their needs. A phased implementation of Welcome Home Baby is scheduled to begin this sumCommunications Director, First Steps mer. Office: 616-632-1011 This investment in Kent County’s children and families is part of a larger commitment that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is making to the Grand Rapids community.

Cell: 616-633-9573 athole@firststepskent.org www.firststepskent.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/firststepskent

“The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is committed to creating the

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Locutores: LUNES - VIERNES Efraín Cano (El Primo) & José Basilio (El Chalan)

Cotorreo De La Mañana Efraín Cano (El Primo) & José Basilio (El Chalan) 6am – 11am Pásate La Tarde Con La Güera María Sánchez (La Güera De Durango) 11am – 3pm

María Sánchez (La Güera De Durango)

Ana Luisa (La Chiquilla) 3pm – 7pm Carlos Mendoza (El Norteño) & Huarache 7pm – 11pm

Escríbenos 2422 Burton SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 o

Jose Manuel 11pm – 2am

Elprimo_e@yahoo.com SABADO Y DOMINGO Pablo Horta (El Aventurero)

Silvia Rivera (La Chivis) 6am – 11am Gloria Soriano (La Chapiz) 11am – 3pm Abraham Fernández (El Tacón) 3pm – 7pm (Sábado)

Ventas / Oficina: Silvia Rivera (La Chivis)

Ana Luisa (La Chiquilla)

616-536-0542 616-451-0551

Miriam Hernández (La More) 3pm – 7pm (Domingo)

¡ESCÚCHANOS EN VIVO!

Pablo Horta (El Aventurero) 7pm – 11pm

Miriam Hernández (La More)

Carlos Mendoza (El Norteño) & Huarache

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CONGRATULATIONS JOHNNY GARCIA Johnny's first professional bout was on Feb. 20th 2010 in Grand Rapids at the Orbit Room. He scored a 1st round tko over Christopher Sudsberry of Flint. Johnny's next bout will be in Chicago at the UIC Pavilion on June 19th at 7:00 (Chicago time). Dominic Pesoli of 8-Count Productions is the promoter of this event. Dominic is one of top promoters in midwest bringing in ESPN, Show Time, HBO and working alongside other top promoters including Lou DiBella and Top Rank to name a few. Johnny's bout will be at lightwelter weight (140 lb.) His opponent has not been chosen at this time (TBA).

For Tickets or more information visit www.uicpavilion.com

Un mes para compartir...

"FATHER'S DAY" EN JUNIO Son más de 40 países que celebran el Día del Padre el tercer domingo de Junio: Argentina, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canadá, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Chipre, Francia, Grecia, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Irlanda, Jamaica, Japón, Malasia, Malta, Mauricio, México, Países Bajos, Pakistán, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Filipinas, Puerto Rico, Singapur, Eslovaquia, Sudáfrica, Sri Lanka, Suiza, Trinidad y Tobago, Turquía, Reino Unido, Estados Unidos, Venezuela, Zimbabwe y Ecuador. Otros países como Rusia y Ucrania lo celebran el 23 de Febrero. Países europeos como España, Italia y Portugal lo celebran el 19 de Marzo. Corea lo celebra en Mayo, mientras que Brasil lo celebra hasta Agosto. En El Salvador y Guatemala se celebra el 17 de Junio y en ese mismo mes lo hacen Nicaragua, Uganda y Polonia el 23 de Junio. Vietnam lo celebra el 30 de Julio e Irán lo hace en el mismo mes, el 23. Este año, en Estados Unidos y múltiples países tocará celebrarlo el domingo 20 de Junio. No olvidemos que es un día para compartir en familia, recordar experiencias pasadas y fomentar la unión familiar.

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Al igual que el día de la madre, este día debe celebrarse con orgullo y alegría, pues no olvidemos que, efectivamente, provenimos del vientre materno pero ayudado en buena medida por el padre, quien puso su semilla para que conociéramos y disfrutáramos este hermoso mundo. This Father’s Day, take a day off and spend it with the man who gave you life. There is no need for an expensive present or a big party, because that’s not the point. The day is meant to celebrate the bond between a child and the man who will hold out his arms and assures them that everything will be alright. It is the one day of the year designated for a father and child to spend together and share the memories that they’ve had, while also creating new ones.. June 15th is the day to thank your dad for everything he has done and will do, and remind him that even though it might not seem obvious, he is the most important man in your life. Happy Father’s Day to every man who has a child and has been there to remind them that they are never alone.


LZ Michigan kicks off to welcome home Vietnam veterans COMSTOCK PARK, MI -- Hundreds of veterans, their family members and community members are expected to attend a July “welcome home” celebration to honor Vietnam War veterans for their sacrifice and service. LZ (Landing Zone) Michigan is scheduled for Saturday, July 3, at Fifth Third BallPark in Comstock Park, just north of Grand Rapids. Vietnam veterans will be honored, including those who were killed or declared missing in action. The event will feature speakers, musical entertainment, displays, a motorcycle rally and a video from the premiere of “Vietnam War Stories.” The celebration will close with fireworks. MEDIA NOTE: A news conference to detail the day's events will be held Monday, May 24, at 8:30 a.m. in the Pepsi Stadium Club at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, MI. Speakers include Vietnam veterans Stan Cheff and Ron Oakes, Congressman Vern Ehlers, West Michigan Whitecaps CEO Lew Chamberlin, and state Sen. Bill Hardiman. The Kent County Honor Guard will also be present. Plans will be announced for a scholarship for dependents of Vietnam War veterans. “It is time our nation makes these veterans proud of their service to their country,” said Jan Rosochacki, Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. “The LZ Michigan project will finally welcome home these veterans the way they deserve.” Tickets for LZ Michigan can be reserved at www.lzmichigan.org, by calling 800-442-2771 or in person at the Fifth Third Ballpark Box Office. Adult tickets are $10; Vietnam and Vietnamera veterans receive complimentary tickets. All proceeds will be used to support programming at LZ Michigan. For a complete list of sponsors, partners and event details visit www.lzmichigan.org. BACKGROUND LZ Michigan will take place Saturday, July 3, at Fifth Third Ballpark to welcome home Michigan's Vietnam War veterans. LZ is an abbreviation for Landing Zone, military slang for a helicopter clearing where supplies or troops are landed. This statewide effort will culminate in a day of recognition and celebration of their service and sacrifice. The event is not political or military; it is the community's expression of thanks, support and welcome for the men and women who served in Vietnam.

Congratulations! Taco house Grill is now open, for breakfast, lunch & dinner. The Chamber of Commence was part of the Grand Opening on 5 de Mayo, cutting of the Ribbon. It was a day full of family fun, song and dance, with Karaoke, Eating and enjoying the food from the menu that's awesomely delicious. Fresh, Quick & Delicious Open Daily Sunday 7am - 9pm Mon - Thurs 6am - 10pm Fri - Sat 6am - 11pm 4021 W. Saginaw Hwy. • Lansing, MI 48917 Phone: 517.323.4553 • Fax: 517.323.8663 Email: TacoHouseGrill@gmail.com.

For more information about the menu visit: www.tacohousegrill.com

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June Events June 1- Jam Night. The first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM doors open at 5:00 PM. Coopersville Farm Museum375 Main StreetCoopersville, MI 49404 Admission: $4.00 per personKids 12 and under and museum members are FREE! Join us for good music, good friends, and good times at Jam Night. Come and perform, jam along, or sit back in the crowd and enjoy the music. Acoustics only please. This is great fun for the whole family. Website: www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org. For more information call (616) 9978555 or email kaitlynv@coopersvillefarmmuseum.org.

June 1 & 2-

Nickelodeon presents Storytime Live! Tuesday 7:00 PM, Wednesday 10:30 AM & 7:00 PM. Location: DeVos Performance Hall. Other Upcoming Events for DeVos Performance Halllisten to DeVos Performance Hall Touring Tunes Podcast. Admission: $18, $23, $24, and $35. Storytime Live! is the first-ever live family theatrical tour featuring characters from four of the current top-rated preschool shows on television today : Dora the Explorer, The Backyardigans, The Wonder Pets! and Ni Hao, Kai-lan;. Preschoolers and their parents can see their favorite Nick Jr. characters come to life in one action-packed on-stage adventure hosted by Nick Jr.'s Moose A. Moose and Zee. Tickets: TicketMaster (available March 27th) For more information call (616) 742-6397 or visit www.devosperformancehall.com or email hszarowicz@smggr.com.

June 1 through Oct 29- Allendale Farmer's Market. Tuesdays & Fridays 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Heritage Towne Square. For more information call (616) 8922632 or email aacc@allendalechamber.org.

June 4 through 13- Civic Theatre presents: Doubt. TBA. Grand Rapids Civic Theatre . Admission: TBA Set at a Catholic school in 1964, Doubt centers on a nun who confronts a priest after suspecting him of abusing a black student. He denies the charges, and much of the play's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.ective drama. Even as DOUBT holds your conscious attention as an intelligently measured debate play, it sends off stealth charges that go deeper emotionally. It is tight and absorbing. One of the year's ten best." Tickets: Star Tickets PLUS. For more information call (616) 222-6650 or visit www.grct.org. June 4, 5 and 6-

Festival of the Arts. For a complete schedule of events, visit their website. Downtown Grand Rapids . Other Upcoming Events for Downtown Grand Rapids Calder Plaza . Admission: Free. Festival is truly unique: an arts celebration put on totally by volunteers; a feast of culinary arts, with lots and lots of food booths presented as fund-raisers for area churches and nonprofit organizations; a community-wide salute to the incredible talent in West Michigan. Enjoy Festival's community showcase of the arts in all forms: visual, performance, culinary and more! All Festival performances and exhibits are free of charge with lots of live entertainment on several stages throughout the downtown area! For more information call (616) 459-1300 or visit www.festivalofthearts.org.

June 5-

Berlin Raceway - All Faiths Night. Saturday 7:00 PM. Location: Berlin Raceway. Other Upcoming Events for Berlin Raceway. Admission: $12.00. All Faiths Night by Sunrise Ministries Late Models-75, Super Stocks-30, 4-Cylinders20/15. Faster Pastor Races. Website: www.berlinraceway.com Tickets: Visit website. For more information call (616) 677-5000.

June 5- Avenue for the Arts Market. Second Saturday of each summer month 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Location: Heartside District Avenue for the Arts. Admission: Free to the public The Avenue for the Arts Market is back with the outdoor summer markets bringing together ecclectic and hip vendors, local artists, live entertainment and unique businesses. Do some shopping mingling, meet some new people and get reac-

quainted with our continuousluy changing city. Activities will take place between Weston and Cherry on South Division. For more information call (616) 855-0435 or visit avenueforthearts.com/streetmarket or email jschaub@dwellingplacegr.org.

June 5- Little People Olympics. Saturday 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Instructions before 9:30 AM). Matt Urban Sports Complex. Admission: $5.00 Residents/ $7.00 Non-Residents $10.00 On-site Fee. Events include: 40 Yard Dash, 60 Yard Dash, Tennis Ball Throw, and Soccer Ball Kick. All participants will recieve an award for their participation plus a special sportsmanship award. Separate division for boys and girls. Parents MUST have their chilren at the field and be ready to recieve instruction BEFORE 9:30 AM, in order for this program to run smoothly. In case of bad weather, please listen to 1450 AM or 92.7 FM or call the Recreation Division cancellation hotline at 616.355.1139. Please call or register online. For more information call (616) 355-1130 or visit www.cityofholland.com or email a.klomparens@cityofholland.com.

June 9- 97LAV Budweiser Blues on the Mall presents: Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. Time: Wednesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Rosa Parks Circle. Other Upcoming Events for Rosa Parks Circle. Admission: FREE. 97 LAV Budweiser Blues On the Mall is a free live blues concert in downtown Grand Rapids every Wednesday night. Listen to music from national blues performers. Enjoy a variety of food and goods from local vendors. Limited seating available. Bring your own lawn chair. Website: www.wlav.com For more information call (616) 774-8461.

June 10- Celadon Summer Concert Series - Karisa Wilson, Acoustic Jam. Thursday 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Celadon Outdoor Amphitheater. Admission: Free or donations to benefit Iris Ministries. This year’s musical lineup features top notch local favorites and worship leaders from area churches who know how to rock! Ample parking is available on site. The amphitheater is set up with seating on large flat rocks or on the grassy lawn. All events are Bring Your Own Beverage. Purchases of beverages may also be made at the Crushed Grape Wine and Beer store. Donations from concert goers that choose to participate. For more information visit www.littleduckmusic.com or email rbraman@sbcglobal.net.

June 11- Holland Summer Concert Series - Ragbirds. Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Kollen Park (located between East 10th Street and VanRaalte Avenue in Holland, Michigan) Admission: Free. Infectious global groove. Led by fiery frontwoman Erin Zindle, they put on a show designed to engage the audience on many levels - to get people thinking, listening, and dancing. The musical roots of The Ragbirds sound are complex - with Gypsy, Middle-Eastern, Americana, Rock, and Latin influences, all stirred with a Celtic fiddler's bow. In live performances, the band incorporates variations on traditional African drum pieces, each member trading their instrument for a hand drum. The songs carry a positive message that appeals to listeners of all ages. For all the intensity of their live show, this is a band that is not afraid to show their softer side with acoustic tunes that are anything but typical folk. For more information call (616) 355-1130 or visit www.cityofholland.com/rec or email a.klomparens@cityofholland.com.

June 11-

Kids Tunes at Noon - Candy Band. Friday 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Location: Kollen Park (Located between East 10th Street and VanRaalte Avenue in Holland, Michigan). Admission: Free. Formed in May of 2003, Candy Band is comprised of 4 Detroit area stay-athome moms that were "sick to death" of whiny music for children. They took a stand and formed the first kids' band that really rocks! With a repertoire of covers like Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Sponge Bob and Spiderman and originals like Monsters and Playdoh, the Candy Band is a rock band for kids and parents alike to enjoy! Website: www.candyband.com. For more information call (616) 355-1130 or visit www.cityofholland.com/rec or email a.klomparens@cityofholland.com.

June 11,12 & 13-

2010 Parade of Downtown Living. Friday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Downtown Grand Rapids. Other Upcoming Events for Downtown Grand Rapids Admission: $10.00. Tour downtown condominium developments while supporting Dwelling Place. Free parking and DASH busses running all weekend long. Website: www.grmag.com Tickets: Purchase at the door.

June 11-

Tennis Rocks and Kids Rule! Friday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Moran Park - Holland. Admission: FREE. The Holland Recreation Division is hosting a FREE tennis event for

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all area youth between ages 5 - 12. This event will kick off our summer season, so come out to the courts for some fun! Participants will have fun learning tennis skills, playing games, winning prizes, and enjoying friends and food. Racquets provided or participants may bring their own. Call Moran Tennis Courts after June 7 with any questions, 616.355.1056. For more information call (616) 355-1130 or visit www.cityofholland.com or email a.klomparens@cityofholland.com.

June 11-

GRAM on the GREEN presents: La Famiglia - Hip Hop. Friday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Rosa Parks Circle. Other Upcoming Events for Rosa Parks Circle. Grand Rapids Art Museum (map)Other Upcoming Events for Grand Rapids Art Museum. Admission: Free. Enjoy the Hip Hop music by La Famiglia at the Museum Terrace Stage. Seating and cash bar available. You're welcome to bring your own folding chairs., Website: www.artmuseumgr.org. For more information email kvanderhoff@artmuseumgr.org.

June 12 & 13- 31st Annual Homecoming of the Three Fires Traditional Pow Wow. Saturday 11:00 AM to dark, Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Riverside Park. Admission: Free. The 31st annual gathering celebrates the unity of the three tribes of Michigan, the Ottawa, Chippewa and the Potawatomi. Also featured in this event is traditional dancing, music, craft vendors and food booths. Free parking is available. The Grand Entries take place Saturday at 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM and on Sunday at Noon. Family attendance encouraged at this alcoholfree and drug-free event. For more information email 3fpw@hotmail.com.

June 12-

7th Annual Local First Street Party. Saturday 4:00 PM to Midnight. Bistro Bella Vita. Admission: FREE. Local food, wine, beer and live music are the stars of this party celebrating all the West Michigan economy has to offer. With more than 10,000 attendees last year, this is one party you won't want to miss... Visit website for more information as it becomes available. For more information call (616) 808-3788 or visit www.localfirst.com or email dan@localfirst.com.

June 12-

Coopersville Farm Museum Outdoor Flea Market. Saturday 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Location: Coopersville Farm Museum. Other Upcoming Events for Coopersville Farm Museum Admission: FREE TO SHOP! Spring is in the air and it’s time to do some spring cleaning. If you have items that are looking for a new home, or arts and crafts that you would like to sell we have the perfect solution for you! Booths are $10 for a 10’x10’ space. If you have items you would like to donate to the museum we would be happy to sell them. Set up is between 7:30am-8:30am. No early tear down please. You never know what you will find or what you may be able to sell. Remember one person’s trash is another’s treasure! Additional dates July 10th & August 7th. Website: www.coopersvillefarmmuseum.org Tickets: Call for reservations. For more information call (616) 997-8555 or email kaitlynv@coopersvillefarmmuseum.org.

holes of golf in one day. You will raise money from sponsors for this unbelievable challenge. All meals will be provided including an end of the day recognition banquet. Lots of gifts and prizes will be awarded to the players as well. Player Recruitment Party will be held on March 30th @ 6:00 PM. Proceeds will go to Boys and Girls clubs. For more information call (616) 233-9370.

June 14 through Jul 23-

Young Dancers Summer Program. Time: Creative Dance ages 3-4 Monday & Wednesday 9:15 AM to10:00 AM, Pre Ballet ages 5-6 Tuesday & Thursday 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM, Elementary Ballet ages 7-9 Monday-Friday 9:45 AM to10:45 AM, Intermediate Ballet ages 9-11 9:00 AM to10:30 AM. Location: Meijer-Royce Center For Dance. Other Upcoming Events for Meijer-Royce Center For Dance. Admission: Creative Dance $195 six weeks, $35 one week, Pre Ballet $195 six weeks, $35 one week, Elementary Ballet $325 six weeks, $100 one weekI, Intermediate Ballet $425, six weeks $115, one week. A collection of classes for dancers ages 3-9 who wish to begin or further their studies during the summer months. All classes are taught by the School of the Grand Rapids Ballet Company's professional faculty in our state-of-the-art studios. For more information call (616) 4544771 x17 or visit www.grballet.com or email school@grballet.com.

June 14 through Jul 23- Pre Professional Summer Dance Intensive. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. MeijerRoyce Center For Dance. Other Upcoming Events for MeijerRoyce Center For Dance. Admission: $995 for six weeks or $340 per week. This rigorous program provides quality training for dancers ages 12 and above. In addition to daily technique and pointe classes; students will be exposed to pas de deux, pilates mat classes, modern, repertory, variations and more! This year's guest faculty members include current NYCB principal Charles Askegard and former NYCB soloist Tom Gold. For more information call (616) 454-4771 x17 or visit www.grballet.com or email school@grballet.com.

June 14 through Aug 16-

Outdoor Fitness Class-Zumba. Monday 5:30 PM. Rosa Parks Circle. Other Upcoming Events for Rosa Parks Circle. Admission: Free. Free outdoor fitness class. Zumba is a fusion of Latin and International music. The class combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations. For more information visit www.grcity.us/parksandrec.

June 15- Berlin Raceway - Rowdy's Revenge. Time: Saturday 7:00 PM. Berlin Raceway. Other Upcoming Events for Berlin Raceway. Admission: Adults $20.00. Rowdy's Revenge 251 presented by Keyser's Port City Racing KYLE BUSCH & CHASE ELLIOTT TO RACE; Bill Elliott & Busch to sign autographs CRA Super Series, Modifieds-50 CRA / Modified Autographs. Website: www.berlinraceway.com. Tickets: Visit website. For more information call (616) 677-5000.

June 16-

97LAV Budweiser Blues on the Mall presents: Duke Robillard. Wednesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Rosa Parks Circle. Other Upcoming Events for Rosa Parks Circle. Admission: FREE. 97 LAV Budweiser Blues On the Mall is a free live blues concert in downtown Grand Rapids every Wednesday night. Listen to music from national blues performers. Enjoy a variety of food and goods from local vendors. Limited seating available. Bring your own lawn chair. Website: www.wlav.com For more information call (616) 774-

June 12-

Field of Green Festival. Saturday12: PM to 4:00 PM. Blandford Nature Center. Admission: Adults $5, Kids 3-12 $3, Kids 3 and under are free. Blandford Nature Center presents its 1st annual Field of Green Festival. Come out to enjoy a musical day full of “green” family fun and support your back yard nature center at the same time! Live music, food, eco-friendly vendors, family-friendly activities and more! All proceeds to support Blandford Nature Center. Visit www.blandfordnaturecenter.org for details. For more information call (616) 7356240 or visit www.blandfordnaturecenter.org/events or email skinoglu@blandfordnaturecenter.org.

June 14 through Aug 5-

Camp Curiosity 2010. Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Grand Rapids Public Museum. Other Upcoming Events for Grand Rapids Public Museum. Admission: Pricing details can be found under each camp description. Full payment is required for confirmed registration. Grand Rapids Public Museum Members receive a discount. https://tickets.grmuseum.org/public/default.asp. There's something for every camp-loving kid this summer! Themes include Fossil Hunters, Life of a Knight, Slimy Science, Sew What??, Kites, Planes & Rockets, Growing up Green, Be a Broadcaster and more! Website: grmuseum.org/coming_soon/camp_curiosity_2010. For more information call (616) 456-3977 or visit www.grmuseum.org or email info@grmuseum.org.

June 14-

100 Holes Challenge. Time: Monday 6:30 AM. Location: Sunnybrook Country Club. Sign up to play 100

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June 17- West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Lake County Captains. Thursday 7:00 PM. Fifth Third Ballpark. Other Upcoming Events for Fifth Third Ballpark. Admission: please see website. The West Michigan Whitecaps are a professional minor league baseball team. A member of the 14-team Midwest League and Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, the Whitecaps play 70 home and 70 road games each season. "Home" is Fifth Third Ballpark. Call for information on group tickets. Website: www.whitecaps-baseball.com/TICKETS/INDTIX/tixord.html Tickets: Visit website. For more information call (616) 784-4131 or (800) CAPS-WIN or visit www.whitecaps-baseball.com.

June 17- Strawberry Shortcake Fest for Kids. Thursday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Location: Rosa Parks Circle. Admission: $5 donation for serving. Serving strawberry shortcake to benefit local children's charities. For more information call (616) 331-6534 or visit of North Grand Rapids or email weitzelb@gvsu.edu.


June

17- CHILDREN'S THEATRE - Sleeping Beauty. Thursday 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Doors open at 7:00 PM Location: Pioneer Auditorium. Other Upcoming Events for Pioneer Auditorium. All tickets are $8.00 each and available at the door. Please join us for an amazing adventure! Watch the princess grow up and get tricked sleep for hundreds of years. Watch the Prince find her, kiss her and wake her up and live happily ever after! Tickets: Purchase at the door. For more information call (616) 957-9707 or visit www.childrenscreations.org or email cc@childrenscreations.org. June 18 & 19- West Michigan Chalk Art Festival. Friday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Location: Downtown Byron Center. Admission: Spectators are free. Check website for artist registration info. You can participate as an artist or just walk, view and experience chalk art at your feet. Byron Farmers' Market and Craft Fair on Saturday. Website: www.wmcaf.com For more information call (616) 8786029 or email info@wmcaf.com. June 18- Holland Summer Concert Series - UV Hippo. Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Location: Kollen Park (Located between East 10th Street and VanRaalte Avenue in Holland, Michigan) Admission: Free. UV Hippo is an explosive six-piece jam rock band from Grand Rapids, MI recently described by Recoil Magazine as "one of Michigan's most promising bands," UV HIPPO mixes right funky jams with new dance beats and strange effects for a killer musical experience. The band performs an eclectic array of composed and improvised original material, dancing between genres of funk, jazz, electronica, reggae, bluegrass, and progressive rock. For more information call (616) 355-1130 or visit www.cityofholland.com/rec or email a.klomparens@cityofholland.com.

raising event that directly benefits the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) and Cherry Street Health Services Vision Program. The Grand Rapids Lions in conjunction with our title sponsor, Grand Rapids Ophthalmology, will raise funds for many programs to aid the visually impaired as well as the under-served in our community. A fun event for golfers while supporting a very worthwhile cause- VISION! Tickets: Visit website. For more information call (616) 560-0404 or visit driveforvision.com or email info@driveforvision.com.

June 21-

An Evening with David Small. Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Location: Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. Other Upcoming Events for Grand Rapids Public Library, Main Library. Admission: Free. David Small discusses the evolution of his memoir, Stitches, and how it came to be illustrated instead of simply written. Short clips from the book will be shown. Following the presentation there will be a question and answer session and a book signing. This program is a part of GR Reads, summer reading for adults. For a full list of books and events, please visit website. Website: www.grpl.org. For more information call (616) 988-5400 or visit www.grpl.org/grreads.

June 24-

Chris Tomlin and TobyMac: Hello Tonight Summer Tour 2010. Thursday 7:30 PM. Van Andel Arena. Other Upcoming Events for Van Andel Arenalisten to Van Andel Arena Touring Tunes Podcast. Admission: $27.50, $32.50, $37.50 Together these two phenomenal artists join forces on the HELLO TONIGHT SUMMER TOUR for one evening of high energy and family friendly entertainment. Tickets: TicketMaster. For more information call (800) 745-3000.

June 24 through 27-

Magic Circle Theatre Presents: Alice in Wonderland. Thursday, Friday & Saturday 7:30 PM, Sunday 5:00 PM. Location: Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Other Upcoming Events for Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. Admission: General Seating $10.00.The classic tale unfolds at Magic Circle through an explosion of multi-media, music, and stage magic! Tickets: Call for tickets. For more information call (616) 456-6656 or visit www.circletheatre.org.

June 19- 44th Annual Reeds Lake Clothesline Art June 24Festival. Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Reeds Lake. Admission: Free. A juried show featuring over 130 fine arts and crafts artists' booths from all over the country. Works include painting, ceramics, photography, sculpture, fiber, pottery, jewelry, clothing, glass, wood and more. LOCATION: Lake Side Dr., John Collins Park & Wealthy Street in East Grand Rapids. For more information call (616) 949-1247.

June 19-

Berlin Raceway - Pro Stock Night. Saturday 7:00 PM. Location: Berlin Raceway. Other Upcoming Events for Berlin Raceway. Admission: Adults $12.00. Kerkstra Services Pro-Stock Night. Late Models-75 (Possible Great Lakes Late Model Series), Super Stocks-30, Pro Stocks-40, 4Cylinders-20/15. Website: www.berlinraceway.com. Tickets: Visit website. For more information call (616) 677-5000.

June 19- 3rd Annual Founders Fest - A Celebration of Beer & Music. Saturday 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Location: Founders Brewing Company. Admission: $14.00 at the door, $12.00 in advance. Founders Fest is a celebratory “thank you” to Grand Rapids and West Michigan for making Founders what it is today. Website: www.myspace.com/foundersbrewingco. Tickets: Purchase at the door. (available now) For more information call (616) 776-1195 or visit www.foundersbrewing.com or email mark@foundersbrewing.com. June 19- Tulip City Youth Triathlon. Time: Check In: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM Start Time: 9:00 AM. Smallenburg Park Campus(East 16th Street & Fairbanks Avenue in Holland, MI 49423). Admission: $15.00 Residents/ $20.00 Non-Residents (Residents live within Holland City boundaries). A splash, pedal, and dash event just for kids ages 5-14 (as of December 31, 2010). A fun-focused event celebrating every youth tri-athlete. Triathlon will take place at the Smallenburg Park campus including Bouw's Pool. One parent/guardian or relative should be available on race day to assist their athlete. Participants must be equipped with appropriate swimwear, their own inspected bike and bike helmet, and running shoes or sneakers. Bikes can be inspected for FREE at Holland Cycling from June 1-18. Event sponsors and volunteers for race day are needed. Please contact the Recreation Division to assist at 616.355.1130. Includes a t-shirt. For more information call (616) 355-1130 or visit www.cityofholland.com or email a.klomparens@cityofholland.com.

June 21- 23rd Annual Drive for Vision. Monday 8:00 AM to Noon Speed Golf, 1pm Shotgun. Location: Quail Ridge Golf Club8375 36th St SE Ada, MI 49301. Admission: $175 per player $700 per foursomeSponsorship available. This is a fund

23rd Annual "Let's Go to Bat for Kids"! Time: Friday Opening ceremonies at 6:30 PM. Location: Fifth Third Ballpark. Other Upcoming Events for Fifth Third Ballpark Admission: Ages 13 and above $5, children 12 and under free Join us for the 23rd annual Let’s Go to Bat for Kids! charity softball game. Local media personalities and area priests take to the field in a light-hearted softball game to benefit the child abuse prevention and recovery programs of Catholic Charities West Michigan. Tickets: Purchase at the door. For more information call (616) 551-5667 or visit ccwestmi.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4 3&It... or email mvogt@ccwestmi.org.

June 25- An intimate night w/ Terrence Parker. Friday 9:00 PM to 1:30 AM. Location: Billy's. Other Upcoming Events for Billy's. Admission: $5 21+. Billy's Lounge and Magnate present: An intimate night with dj terrence parker (pmw/detroit) ~http://www.terrenceparker.blogspot.com ~http://www.myspace.com/terrenceparker. Also featuring: superdre (bass candi) Antonio Bliss (drill team, betamorph) Shane Bugai (6one6/Defrec, Nutation) Grand Rapids Electronic Music Movement Shanebugai Bugai Sylock (lime green shirt) Happy Hour from 3:00pm - 9:00pm Cover starts at 8:30pm Entertainment starts at 9:30pm. Website: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=118020784882951. For more information call (616) 459-5757 or visit www.billyslounge.com or email njoldersma@gmail.com.

June 26 through Jul 6- Muskegon Summer Celebration. Thursday June 26th, 5:00 to 11:00 PM, June 27th - July 6th, Noon to 11:00 PM. Heritage Landing. Admission: Varies by event. An 11-day all star music extravaganza complete with family fun for all ages. Summer Celebration plays host to some of the world's best entertainers. There are very few musical genres that have not been featured at Summer Celebration. Tickets: Star Tickets PLUS. For more information call (231) 722-6520 or visit www.summercelebration.com.

June 26 & 27-

49th Annual Grand Haven Art Festival. Time: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Location: Downtown Grand Haven. Admission: Free (& free parking) This outdoor art extravaganza will once again feature Family Fun Days offering art and craft activities for children. The event makes the arts accessible to a broad audience including serious art buyers looking to add to their collections.. Prices range from $25 hand-designed earrings to $20,000 metal sculptures. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for the public to support the arts and the local economy while exploring the art of new and emerging talent as well as established artists. Website: www.artfestival.com. For more information call info@artfestival.com or email (954) 472-3755.

June Events June 26-

Bank of America Reeds Lake Run. Time: Saturday 8:00 AM. Reeds Lake. Other Upcoming Events for Reeds Lake. 10K run, 5K run/walk and kids races. Participants, friends and family are all welcome to join us in John Collins Park for the Post Race Party, where you can enjoy food, beverages and a live band. Website: www.reedslakerun.com. For more information call (616) 949-1750 or visit www.eastgr.org.

June 30 - 97LAV Budweiser Blues on the Mall presents: Vasti Jackson. Time: Wednesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Rosa Parks Circle. Other Upcoming Events for Rosa Parks Circle. Admission: FREE. 97 LAV Budweiser Blues On the Mall is a free live blues concert in downtown Grand Rapids every Wednesday night. Listen to music from national blues performers. Enjoy a variety of food and goods from local vendors. Limited seating available. Bring your own lawn chair. Website: www.wlav.com. For more information call (616) 774-8461.

June 30 -

The Levon Helm Band/w special guest James Hunter : Summer Concert Series at Frederik Meijer Gardens. Time: Wednesday Gates open at 6:00 PM, concert begins at 7:00 PM. Rain or shine. Location: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Other Upcoming Events for Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Admission: TBA. Website: www.meijergardens.org/gardens_experience/amphitheater_schedu... Tickets: Star Tickets PLUS. For more information call (616) 9571580 or visit www.meijergardens.org.

June 25,26 & 27-

Meijer State Games of Michigan. Please check website. Grand Rapids and surrounding area. This is an annual, multisport, Olympic Style event for all ages. It will kick off with Opening Ceremonies featuring American Idol Finalist Matt Giraud, a parade of athletes and the lighting of the cauldron. Sports being featured are basketball, BMX, bowling, boxing, fencing, figuring skating, hockey, mountain biking, racquetball, rowing, rugby, softball, tae kwon do, track and field, and volleyball. Website: www.stategamesofmichigan.com For more information email eengelbarts@westmisports.com.

June 25- West Michigan Whitecaps vs. Lake County Captains. Friday 7:00 PM. Location: Fifth Third Ballpark. Other Upcoming Events for Fifth Third Ballpark. Admission: please see website. The West Michigan Whitecaps are a professional minor league baseball team. A member of the 14-team Midwest League and Class A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, the Whitecaps play 70 home and 70 road games each season. "Home" is Fifth Third Ballpark. Call for information on group tickets. Website: www.whitecaps-baseball.com/TICKETS/INDTIX/tixord.html. Tickets: Visit website. For more information call (616) 784-4131 or (800) CAPS-WIN or visit www.whitecaps-baseball.com.

June 25-

Holland Summer Concert Series - Peter Oprisko as Frank Sinatra. Friday 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Kollen Park (Located between East 10th Street and VanRaalte Avenue in Holland, Michigan). Admission: Free. Often described as the "American Michael Buble" or the "next Frank Sinatra" Chicago's pop standards sensation, Peter Oprisko enjoyed a successful career in national radio broadcasting before embarking on a musical path that has led him to become one of the country's most in-demand entertainers. For more information call (616) 355-1130 or visit www.cityofholland.com/rec or email a.klomparens@cityofholland.com.

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María Laura Corradini Falomir, popularly known as Chenoa (born June 25, 1975 in Mar del Plata, Argentina, but raised in Majorca, Spain) is a famous Argentine-Spanish female music artist who became successful after appearing on the TV contest Operación Triunfo. Her music style could be described in the United States as pop. Most of her music is in Spanish, although a few tracks on each album were recorded in English. Although her albums are not readily available in the U.S. record shelves as they are in Spain and Latin America, they can be found on the Internet. She has sold more than 1,000,000 records since 2002. The unplugged album Mis canciones favoritas was Chenoa's second album. It was recorded in Barcelona in April 2003, and included some of her favorite songs such as Man in The Mirror, Respect, Chain of Fools, and Love of My Life. This CD + DVD was released on a limited edition of 100,000 copies. Chenoa's third studio album Nada es igual was released in November. Produced by Dado Parisini (Laura Pausini, Nek, Tears for Fears), and recorded in Milan, this pop-rock album explored a new direction in Chenoa’s music. Nada es igual was not only a sample of her musical evolution, but also of her new personal challenge. Rutinas was the first single, which again reached number one in the Spanish charts. The album sold more than 100,000 copies in Spain after 21 weeks in the top 100 and was also promoted in Mexico and other Latin-American countries. The following singles were Tengo para ti and Donde estés. 2006 finished with a Spanish tour of more than 40 locations. Me enamoro del dolor was covered in English by Maria Arredondo and is called Even When You're With Me. On October 9, 2007, Chenoa released her fifth studio album called Absurda Cenicienta, for which she wrote all the songs herself. The first single was Todo irá bien. The album peaked at number one in the iTunes Latin Albums and went to the number two position in the Spanish albums charts. It also received Gold certification in its first week in the Spanish album chart. The single Todo irá bien has topped the charts in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Spain, etc. and a total of 12 countries. In July 25, 2009, Chenoa's new single "Duele" from her upcoming album, Desafiando la gravedad, premiered for the first time on Cadena Dial. María Laura Corradini Falomir más conocida como Chenoa (nacida el 25 de junio de 1975, Mar del Plata, Argentina), es una cantante solista con nacionalidad española. Alcanzó la fama en 2001, formando parte del programa de telerrealidad musical 'Operación Triunfo'. En el 2002 fue ganadora del 'Eurobest' con el tema "It's raining men". Su pasión -la música y todas las emociones que es posible transmitir a través de una canción- es compartida por muchos de los miembros de su familia. Su abuela cantaba; y sus padres son músicos profesionales dedicados a dar un poco de vida a las veladas de muchos hoteles de Mallorca. Con siete discos en el mercado y una carrera muy consolidada a la vez que valorada, Chenoa sigue enfrentándose a la vida con una sonrisa y un ‘micro’ entre las manos. Su primer disco Chenoa salió al mercado en el 2002 y empujado por su primer sencillo Atrévete obtuvo dos nominaciones a los Premios Amigo que le dieron fuerzas y seguridad para sacar su segundo disco Mis Canciones Preferidas en las que recogió sus fuentes de inspiración. Su tercer disco, Soy Mujer, la dio el empujón que necesitaba y tras 250.000 copias vendidas, la mallorquina de adopción dio un gran bocado al mundo. Le siguieron Nada es igual en el 2005, Contigo donde estés en el 2006, Absurda Cenicienta en 2007 y su último disco, Desafiando la gravedad en el 2009 con el que consiguió colarse en los primeros puestos de las listas a las pocas horas de salir a la venta.


¡ESTE MES EUGENIO DERBEZ ESTÁ DE PELUCHE! ¡El gran Eugenio Derbez regresa con más P.Luche que nunca para regalarnos más risas y mucho buen humor con “La Familia P.Luche”! Esta divertidísima serie de Televisión y la más exitosa de los últimos años regresa con su segunda temporada para que tu y tu familia se rían a más no poder. Televisa y Vivendi Home Entertainment te trae esta divertida familia que vive en la Ciudad Peluche y es ahí donde viven situaciones cotidianas como el trabajo y la escuela pero con un toque absurdo y cómico. Abajo puedes encontrar más detalles sobre este programa y su historia. ¡Este DVD esta a la venta ahora!

Adelanta Minogue lanzamiento de nuevo sencillo El tema 'All the lovers' podrá escucharse antes de lo previsto, la canción saldrá a la venta el 15 de junio El nuevo sencillo de la cantante australiana Kylie Minogue, titulado "All the lovers" tendrá su lanzamiento el 15 de junio próximo, dos semanas antes de lo previsto, luego de que sus fanáticos pidieran su estreno. "All the lovers", que saldría al mercado en formato digital el próximo 28 de junio, es una pieza musical, coproducida y escrita por Jim Eliot & Mima Stilwell, misma que ha sido bien recibida por la crítica. Asimismo, el álbum marca el regreso de la australiana a las pistas de baile, con una lista de colaboraciones de expertos en el género pop y el dance como: Calvin Harris y Jake Serás, Sebastian Ingrosso (Swedish House Mafia) & Luciana Caporaso, Nerina Pallot, Richard X, Cutfather, Nervo y

The great Eugenio Derbez P. Luche returns more than ever to give us more laughs and much good humor with "La Familia P. Luche"! This hilarious series of TV and the most successful of recent years returns with its second season for you and your family will laugh to the fullest. Televisa Home Entertainment and Vivendi brings you this fun family living in the Ciudad de Peluche and this is where they live everyday situations such as work and school but with a touch absurd and comical. Below you can find more details about this program and its history. This DVD is on sale now!

Tim Rice-Oxley. El álbum incluye temas como "Get outta my way", "Put your hands up" (If you feel love), "Closer", "Everything is beautiful", "Aphrodite", "Illusion", "Better than today", "Too much", "Cupid boy", "Looking for an angel", "Can't beat the feeling"

Eduardo Verástegui organiza el congreso "Unidos por la vida" El actor Eduardo Verástegui es el padrino del primer congreso “Unidos por la Vida”. Un evento que los organizadores califican ya de histórico y que se llevó a cabo el pasado 23 de mayo en el Centro de Convenciones de Los Ángeles, California. “Con los fondos que se recaudaron en este congreso se financiará la apertura de un centro médico para la mujer en el centro de Los Ángeles, que ofrecerá atención médica gratuita de alta calidad a mujeres latinas de escasos recursos que estén embarazadas”, explicó Verástegui. “Se llamará “Centro Médico Guadalupe” y será un oasis de vida en medio de un desierto de muerte, ya que en la misma zona hay diez 10 clínicas que practican abortos”. El congreso “Unidos por la Vida”, que duró desde las 7 am a las 7 pm, fue un evento familiar donde participaron jóvenes y miles de mujeres latinas, además todo el evento se retransmitirá en directo por medio de Internet, pensando en todos aquellos que no puedan acudir y quieran disfrutarlo desde sus hogares. Participaron los cantantes Emmanuel y Alexander Acha, el Mariachi Sol de México, el imitador Gilberto Gless, la actriz Karyme Lozano, y el joven australiano Nick Vujicic. Verástegui es reconocido por su espiritualidad y compromiso en defensa del derecho a la vida. Con esa sensibilidad, fundó la organización no lucrativa “Manto de Guadalupe”, a través de la que brinda ayuda a los grupos más vulnerables y necesitados, viajando por diferentes parte del mundo donde hay pobreza extrema.

Para más información acerca del congreso, venta de boletos, retransmisión a través de Internet y donaciones, por favor visita nuestra web www.mantodeguadalupe.org

Manto de Guadalupe, a non-profit organization formed by Mexican Actor Eduardo Verastegui, will host a oneday Spanish-language “mega conference” and concert to benefit a new women’s medical center opening near downtown Los Angeles. The event, titled “Unidos Por La Vida” (United for Life), was May 23. Performances by singers and actors such as Emmanuel Acha and his son Alejandro. Other speakers include actress Karyme Lozano, Manuel Capetillo, Gilberto Gless, Fr. Juan Rivas and Fr. Mariano de Blas. Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who is now pro-life, will also speak. Proceeds will benefit Manto de Guadalupe’s latest project, a medical center for women in one of the most impoverished areas of Los Angeles. There are reportedly many abortion clinics in the area. “My hope is that Guadalupe Medical Center will reach and help many women, children and families,” explained Verastegui. “It will be an oasis of life for those most in need.” The event was on Sunday, May 23 take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found at http://www.mantodeguadalupe.org

Distinto Diego Torres Distinto es el séptimo disco de estudio de Diego Torres. Se trata de un recorrido de 10 temas producido por Rafael Arcaute y el mismo Torres.

En este contexto, Minogue dijo: "Amo el sentimiento eufórico de 'Aphrodite', delicioso pop en la pista de baile", al comentar sobre su nuevo disco.

El nuevo material del argentino arranca con "Mi corazón de fue" una buena balada rítmica de buena manufactura, un inicio prometedor que ofrece un buen avance de lo que está por venir: una propuesta diferente y cualitativamente mejor que lo que habíamos conocido.

The song 'All my lovers' can be heard ahead of schedule, the song will be released June 15.

Le sigue "Guapa" el primer sencillo, otra balada de buen ritmo y mejor letra. Lo que sigue es un ir y venir entre baladas al estilo de Torres.

The new single by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, entitled "All the lovers" will launch on June 15th, two weeks ahead of schedule, after its fans call for their release. The album includes songs like "Get outta my way", "Put your hands up" (If you feel love), "Closer," "Everything is beautiful", "Aphrodite," "Illusion," "Better than today", " Too much "," Cupid boy "," Looking for an angel "," Can not beat the feeling ".

En general, Distinto se presenta como eso, un disco con tenues diferencias si lo comparamos con sus anteriores trabajos que conserva la buena hechura con la que tiene acostumbrados a sus seguidores. El mérito de Diego Torres está en ofrecer un disco "diferente pero igual", lo suficientemente diferente para no repetirse, pero con el sello de su casa. Argentine heartthrob Diego Torres returns with his latest album, Distinto, full of vim and vigor—just as the bracing album art suggests. The former soap opera star and Grammy nominee (for 2002's Un Mundo Diferente) offers a crisp and balanced set of professional Latin pop, guitar-driven and heartfelt without veering into the overly cloying. Joining Diego are Noel Schajris (formerly of Sin Bandera), Mala Rodríguez (the preëminent Spanish female MC) and Jotuel (leader of Cuban ex-pat hip-hop group Orishas). The album's first single, "Guapa," has climbed as high as #5 on Billboard's Latin Pop chart. Expect to hear much more from Torres throughout the summer.

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Película Mexicana ''Año bisiesto'' gana Cámara de Oro en 63º Festival de Cannes CANNES, Francia (AFP) - La película mexicana "Año bisiesto", primer largometraje del director australiano Michael Rowe, presentada en la Quincena de Realizadores, ganó la Cámara de Oro del 63º Festival de Cannes.

final de la misteriosa lógica que sigue la protagonista cuando va tachando días en el calendario junto a la foto del padre fallecido.

Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” DVD to be released June 1

"Año bisiesto" está protagonizada por un dúo soberbio, Mónica del Carmen, valiente y estupenda actriz que debutó en "Babel", y Gustavo Sánchez Parra, el "malo" de "Amores perros", opera prima que estrenaba hace ahora diez años en Cannes Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Following a record-breaking theatrical performance, Tim Burton’s epic fantasy adventure Alice In Wonderland, Disney’s 4th biggest film of all time, takes its booming boxoffice success into the home with a Disney 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy), 1-Disc Blu-ray and 1-Disc DVD on June 1, 2010, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (Wdshe).

Escrita en mes y medio, una historia sencilla, sobre una persona de clase media baja que "lucha para sobrevivir en un desierto emocional con muy pocas herramientas", explicó el director a la AFP. The Mexican film "Ano Bisiesto", the first feature from Australian director Michael Rowe, filed in the Director's Fortnight, won the Camera de Oro 63 º Cannes Festival.

"Año bisiesto" describe la soledad de una joven indígena de Oaxaca en la capital federal. De hecho, transcurre prácticamente en su domicilio, donde esta periodista modesta practica con regularidad el sexo con desconocidos con la pretensión de encontrar compañía.

Laura is a single, 25-year-old journalist who lives in a small apartment in Mexico City. After a long series of flings, Laura meets Arturo. The first time they make love, Arturo touches here in ways that overwhelm her. Thus begins an intense, passionate and sexual romance, which mixes pleasure, pain and love. In La irrupción de un compañero de juegos the course of days, which she carefully permanente le permite llevar hasta el final crosses out on her calendar, Laura’s seun ritual donde mezclan progresivamente cret past resurfaces, driving Arturo to placer y dolor. Sexo sin erotismo, filmado extremes. sin falsos pudores ni artificios hasta el

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The Alice In Wonderland Blu-ray DiscTM Combo Pack provides audiences with the chance to experience a magical and imaginative twist on some of the most beloved stories of all time in pristine 1080p picture and Dolby Digital 5.1 HD surround sound quality and has been especially packaged with family and fans in mind – with lots of exciting bonus features and an extra DVD and Digital Copy of the movie. The Blu-ray Disc versions of the film include nine bonus features that take viewers deeper into the famous “Rabbit Hole” – exploring more of the world of Wonderland, » Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment ha anunciado que la fecha de salida a la venta, tanto del DVD de Alicia en el país de las maravillas, como de la edición en Blu-Ray, será el próximo 1 de junio, al menos en el mercado norteamericano. Como es habitual, cada edición contendrá sus propios contenidos extras.


MOVIE / PREVIEWS JUNE Opening June 4

Killers

Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher) is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl), a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love…and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage – that is, until the morning after Spencer’s 30th birthday. That’s when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage, manage his pain-in-the-ass in-laws, keep up neighborly appearances…and just plain survive. And you thought suburban life was easy. Rated: PG-13. Spencer (Ashton Kutcher) es un superagente secreto del gobierno con licencia para matar que decide abandonar su trabajo cuando encuentra a la mujer de sus sueños (Katherine Heigl) y se casa con ella. Pero la felicidad dura poco, ya que han puesto precio a su cabeza. No sabe quién va tras él, pero sabe que son varios asesinos y que puede ser cualquiera. Sus vecinos, sus amigos, antiguos colegas, sus actuales compañeros de trabajo... Spencer hará equipo con su mujer para averiguar quienes son los misteriosos personajes que quieren verle muerto antes de que los matones acaben con ellos…¡y con su matrimonio!.

Marmaduke For Phil and Debbie Winslow, moving their family from Kansas to Orange County is a big deal. For their enormous Great Dane "Marmaduke," (voiced by Owen Wilson), however, the move means a whole new way of life. It's chaos at home and awkward at work as the Winslows struggle to control their angsty teenage canine. Rated: PG.

Splice Clive and Elsa (Oscar winner Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley) are a pair of brilliant scientists whose cutting-edge experiments in genetic engineering make them superstars in their field. As devoted to their careers as they are to one another, they start conducting unauthorized experiments with new animal species that show great promise. Drunk with their godlike powers, they introduce human DNA into one of their creations, producing a creature that is greater than the sum of its parts: a rapidly developing animal/human hybrid that may be a step up on the evolutionary ladder. While this female creature inspires maternal feelings in Elsa, she evokes something far from paternal in Clive, something that poses a threat to them all. Then, when this seemingly perfect organism makes a final, shocking metamorphosis, it is mankind itself that is threatened. Rated: R. Son dos brillantes científicos que, mediante ingeniería genética, se dedican a crear variaciones de especies conocidas. Aunque navegan en el mayor de los éxitos, la ambición provocará que todo se les vaya de las manos cuando en secreto decidan ir más allá de lo que la moralidad permite. Combinando ADN humano en sus experimentos genéticos obtendrán un nuevo escalón en el árbol evolutivo actual.

Opening June 11

The Karate Kid

n the 2010 version of the movie "The Karate Kid," 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button") latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying—and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts “the karate kid” on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. Rated: PG-13. Es un chico estadounidense que se muda a China porque a su madre (Taraji P. Henson) le han ofrecido trabajo allí. Dre se enamora de una compañera de clase, pero las diferencias culturales parecen insuperables. Además, Dre se convierte en la diana del típico matón de clase. Menos mal que el empleado de mantenimiento, el señor Han (Jackie Chan), le enseñará los secretos del kung-fu.

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Ondine

"Ondine" is the enchanting story of Syracuse (Farrell), a lonely fisherman who one day pulls a beautiful woman named Ondine (Bachleda) out of the sea in his nets. His young daughter Annie is convinced that she is a "selkie" —a creature from Irish folklore much like a mermaid. Syracuse has his doubts, but as Ondine brings some luck and joy to his otherwise downcast life, he starts to come around as well. "Ondine" deftly blends romance and fantasy with the realism of modern life in an Irish seaside town. Rated: PG-13. Historia de un pescador irlandés que cree haber atrapado una sirena en sus redes. Este extraño hallazgo, transformará la vida del pescador y de los habitantes de su pequeño pueblo.

The A Team

The a Team Movie is based on the television show of the same name. In the TV incarnation, four Vietnam vets convicted of armed robbery escape from military prison and became do-gooder mercenaries. The Middle East replaces Vietnam - in the movie - as the place the four did their tour of duty. The original series, which ran from 1983-87 and starred George Peppard, Mr. T, Dirk Benedict and Dwight Schultz, followed an unofficial team of Vietnam vets who will stop at nothing to get the bad guys. Sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit, these four commandos escaped from a maximum-security stockade and now survive in the Los Angeles underground as soldiers of fortune. Stephen J. Cannell, who created the TV show, produced the movie with Ridley Scott. Rated: PG-13. Esta película nos cuenta la historia de un grupo de veteranos de guerra de Irak, que busca limpiar su nombre con los militares de EE.UU., que acusan a los cuatro hombres de un delito que ellos no habían cometido, y que al escaparse de la prisión de máxima seguridad en la que estaban prisioneros, prestan sus servicios para defender a las personas en problemas, al mismo tiempo que tratan escapar del gobierno y militares que los buscan.

Winter’s Bone Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize and Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, this tense, naturalistic thriller "Winter's Bone" follows 17-year-old Ree Dolly as she confronts the local criminal underworld and the harsh Ozark wilderness in order to to track down her father, who has put up the family homestead for his bail. Roadside Attractions, the film's distributor, is pegging the movie this way: Featuring a star-making performance by Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone is sure to be one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year. Rated: R. Historia de una adolescente en una complicada situación que intenta descubrir que ha ocurrido con su padre, que estaba envuelto en asuntos turbios con unos clanes en el centro de EEUU.

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Opening June 18

Toy Story 3 The art of animation goes "to infinity and beyond" as Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, a Northern California-based pioneer in computer graphics, join creative forces on the infinitely entertaining "Toy Story," the first full-length animated feature to be created entirely by artists using computer tools and technology. Four years in the making, this delightfully irreverent new comedy-adventure combines an imaginative story and great characters with the visual excitement of 3-D computer-generated animation. Conceived and directed by John Lasseter, a former Disney animator whose innovative work with Pixar includes the 1989 Oscar-winning short, "Tin Toy," this film represents a major milestone in animated moviemaking with its groundbreaking graphic style adding to the believability of a world where toys have a life of their own. With a cast of top vocal talent headed by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen plus three entertaining new songs and an inspired score by renowned composer/performer Randy Newman, the fantasy takes flight and provides extraordinary delights for moviegoers of all ages. Rated: G. "Toy Story 3" es una divertidísima aventura nueva en 3D que hace aterrizar a nuestros amigos en una guardería llena de críos salvajes que inmediatamente ponen su dedos pringosos en sus "nuevos" juguetes. Éstos tratan de mantenerse juntos en esta caótica situación asegurándose de que "ningún juguete se queda atrás". Mientras, Barbie conoce en persona a Ken (sí, ese Ken).

Jonah Hex

"Jonah Hex" - "Jonah Hex," known for having the right side of his face disfigured and wearing a Confederate army uniform, was a rough-andtumble gunslinger and part-time bounty hunter whose adventures always ended in blood. "Jonah Hex" first appeared in the early 1970s in the issues of "All-Star Western" before graduating to his own series in 1977 that ran for about 10 years. A new series was launched in 2005. The character also had a run in the 1990s that combined the Western genre with supernatural elements. Oscar nominee Josh Brolin ("W") stars as "Jonah Hex." And Megan Fox ("Transformers") costars. Rated: PG13. Jonah Hex (Brolin) es un hombre solitario con una cicatriz en el rostro, un caza-recompensas de último recurso, un brusco y estoico pistolero capaz de enfrentarse a quien sea… y lo que sea. Habiendo derrotado a la propia muerte, la violenta historia de Jonah se confunde con el mito y la leyenda, y le ha dejado con un pie en nuestro mundo y otro en “el otro lado”. Su único vínculo humano es Lelia (Fox), cuya vida en un burdel le ha dejado también sus propias marcas. Sin embargo, el pasado de Jonah volverá a su vida cuando el ejército norteamericano le haga una oferta que no podrá rechazar: a cambio de olvidar sus pecados, deberá encontrar y detener a un peligroso terrorista llamado Quentin Turnbull (Malkovich). Turnbull, que está preparando un ejército para abrir las puertas del Infierno, es también el viejo enemigo de Jonah, y no se detendrá ante nada hasta acabar con el pistolero de la cicatriz.


Twelve

Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Nick McDonell, written when he was only 17 years old, Twelve is a chilling chronicle of privileged urban adolescence on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Set over spring break, the story follows White Mike, a kid with unlimited potential, who has dropped out of his senior year of high school and sells marijuana to his rich, spoiled peers. When his cousin is brutally murdered in an east Harlem project, and his best friend is arrested for the crime, White Mike is hurled on a collision course with his own destiny. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the movie "Twelve" - from fledgling movie studio Hannover House - stars Kiefer Sutherland, Chace Crawford, Ellen Barkin, Emma Roberts, 50 Cent and Ethan Peck. Rated: R. Doce personajes. 12 verdades. Ésta es la historia de 12 miembros de un jurado que deben decidir si un chico checheno de 18 años es culpable del homicidio de su padrastro, un oficial del ejército ruso. La película es una reflexión sobre la vida actual, sobre la necesidad de escuchar al familiar allegado y prestarle ayuda antes de que sea demasiado tarde.

Opening June 25

Grown Ups

In the Summer 2010 big screen comedy "Grown Ups," five friends and former teammates (Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, Rob Schneider, David Spade) reunite years later to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives and kids in tow, they spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together at the lake house where they celebrated their championship years earlier. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn't mean growing up. Rated: PG-13. Cinco amigos se reúnen el fin de semana del 4 de julio para celebrar que han pasado treinta años desde que se graduaron en el instituto. Juntos se lo pasarán como niños grandes, pero sus respectivas parejas no tanto; sólo quieren que dejen a un lado ese comportamiento infantil y maduren de una vez.

Opening June 30

Eclipse

The movie "Eclipse" is the third film in the Twiilght film franchise (there will be four in total) of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) based on the NY Times Best Selling books by Stephanie Meyer. "Twilight" initiated the series. "New Moon" followed. And now, "Eclipse." As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which? Rated: PG-13. En la saga de "Crepúsculo": Bella, una vez más, se encuentra rodeada por el peligro, así como Seattle es arrasada por una misteriosa ola de muertes y un vampiro malévolo sigue en su búsqueda de venganza. En medio de todo esto, ella está forzada a elegir entre su amor por Edward y su amistad con Jacob - sabiendo que su decisión tiene el potencial para encender la lucha entre vampiro y lobo. Con su graduación próximamente acercándose, Bella se enfrenta con la más importante decisión de su vida. Solo el Príncipe, el Visir, y la princesa Farah, permanecen inalterados gracias a sus posesiones; la daga del Príncipe, la vara del Visir, y el medallón de Farah.

Love Ranch

The movie "Love Ranch" is a bittersweet love story that turns explosive when the players in a romantic triangle lose control and cross the line. Set in the late 1970s, depicting larger than life personalities living on the edge, "Love Ranch" stars Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci as Grace Bontempo and Charlie Bontempo, the husband and wife team who own and run Nevada’s first legalized brothel. Their lives are suddenly altered when Armando Bruza, a husky, world famous heavyweight boxer from South America, played by Spanish actor Sergio Peris Mencheta, is brought to the Ranch to train as part of Charlie’s ever expanding entrepreneurial empire. Plans quickly go awry when Bruza comes between Grace and Charlie as an unforeseen love triangle develops that erupts into uncontrollable passion and murder. Rated: R. Drama sobre una pareja que abrió el primer burdel legal en Nevada, y la violencia que se generó debido a infidelidades.

Countdown to Zero

The movie "Countdown To Zero" traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (The Devil’s Playground, Blindsight), the film features an array of important international statesmen, including President Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. It makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today. The film was produced by Academy Award winner and current nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth) and developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, together with World Security Institute. Participant collaborated with Magnolia on last year’s Food, Inc., recently nominated for an Academy Award, and Casino Jack and the United States of Money. Not Rated. Un grupo de astronautas llega a un misterioso planeta donde encuentran una nave accidentada muy similar a la suya y unos cadáveres que se parecen sospechosamente a ellos.

Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (Documentary) Toronto-based power trio Rush was formed in 1968 by guitarist Alex Lifeson, bassist and singer Geddy Lee and drummer John Rutsey; the band made their way through the Canadian bar scene until they signed a recording deal and released their self-titled debut album in 1974. However, it wasn't until Rutsey left the group and Neil Peart signed on as their new drummer that Rush's signature sound took shape, a muscular variation on progressive rock marked by the keen instrumental prowess of all three members and the lyrically and musically adventurous songwriting of Peart. With little help from the music press or mainstream radio, Rush grew into a commercial powerhouse, releasing a long string of multi-platinum albums and playing sold out shows in North America and Europe. A notoriously reclusive band, Rush offer their fans a rare and intimate behind-the-scenes look into their music and their career in the documentary Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage, which features exclusive interviews with the members of the group and footage of them on and off stage as well as contributions from a number of famous fans, from Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Gene Simmons of Kiss to Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and actor and musician Jack Black. Directed by Scott McFadyen and Sam Dunn, Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage received its world premiere at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

PRINCE OF PERSIA The Sands of Time, from hit-making producer Jerry Bruckheimer, directed by Mike Newell and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Sir Ben Kingsley and Alfred Molina will open in 53 IMAX® theatres internationally, with 20 of those IMAX locations opening this week starting on May 19. The remaining IMAX locations will open the film in conjunction with its wide release starting on May 28, 2010. The film’s international IMAX release has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with IMAX DMR® technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time hits

theaters everywhere on May 28, 2010. Set in the mystical lands of Persia, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is an epic action-adventure about a rogue prince (JAKE GYLLENHAAL) and a mysterious princess (GEMMA ARTERTON) who race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time — a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. The film is directed by Mike Newell with a screenplay by Boaz Yakin and Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard from a screen story by Jordan Mechner. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time: The IMAX Experience is scheduled to play at the following IMAX theatres beginning May 28th.

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Top 10 Signs That You May Have a Thyroid Problem It's estimated that 59 million Americans have a thyroid problem, but the majority don't even know it yet. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck, is the master gland of metabolism. When your thyroid doesn't function, it can affect every aspect of your health, and in particular, weight, depression and energy levels. Since undiagnosed thyroid problems can dramatically increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, infertility and a host of other symptoms and health problems, it's important that you don't go undiagnosed.

roid problems. With hypothyroidism, hair frequently becomes brittle, coarse and dry, while breaking off and falling out easily. Skin can become coarse, thick, dry,and scaly. In hypothyroidism, there is often an unusual loss of hair in the outer edge of the eyebrow. With hyperthyroidism, severe hair loss can also occur, and skin can become fragile and thin. 7. Bowel Problems. Severe or long-term constipation is frequently associated with hypothyroidism, while diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is associated with hyperthyroidism.

En general, estos son algunos de los síntomas de la tiroides y del hipotiroidismo : • Intolerancia al frío, manos y pies fríos. • Estreñimiento y diarrea, como ya hemos visto antes. • Depresión y pérdida de la autoestima. • Piel seca. La piel se vuelve gruesa y tosca. • Fatiga y debilidad. El cansancio rápido ante cualquier ejercicio. • Falta de memoria. • Caída del cabello. El pelo se vuelve débil. • Períodos menstruales pesados. • Colesterol. Una de las consecuencias directas. • Problemas del sistema inmunológico, que se ve afectado por la tiroides. • Nerviosismo, incluso pueden surgir temblores. • Problemas para dormir, pérdida de sueño. • Aumento del peso. Con la tiroides se tienen problemas con el peso.

6. Menstrual Irregularities and Fertility Problems. Heavier, more frequent and more painful periods are frequently associated with hypothyroidism, and shorter, lighter or infrequent menstruation can be associated with hyperthy10. Muscle and Joint Pains, Carpal Tunnel/Tendonitis Prob- roidism. Infertility can also be associated with lems. undiagnosed thyroid conditions. (For More InAches and pains in your muscles and joints, weakness in the formation). arms and a tendency to develop carpal tunnel in the arms/hands and tarsal tunnel in the legs, can all be symptoms 5. Family History. of undiagnosed thyroid problems. (For more information) If you have a family history of thyroid problems, you are at a higher risk of having a thy9. Neck Discomfort/Enlargement. roid condition yourself. You may not always be aware of A feeling of swelling in the neck, discomfort with turtlenecks thyroid problems in your family, though, because among or neckties, a hoarse voice or a visibly enlarged thyroid can all older people, it is often referred to as "gland trouble" or "goibe symptoms of thyroid disease. ter." So pay attention to any discussions of glandular conditions or goiter or weight gain due to "a glandular problem," as To help find out if your thyroid may be enlarged, try a simple these may be indirect ways of referring to thyroid conditions. "Thyroid Neck Check" test at home. 4. Cholesterol Issues 8. Hair/Skin Changes. High cholesterol, especially when it is not responsive to diet, Hair and skin are particularly vulnerable to thyroid conditions, exercise or cholesterol-lowering medication, can be a sign of and in particular, hair loss is frequently associated with thyundiagnosed hypothyroidism. Unusually low cholesterol levels You don't need to have all of these symptoms in order to have a thyroid problem, but here are some of the most common signs that you may have a thyroid condition:

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may be a sign of hyperthyroidism. 3. Depression and Anxiety. Depression or anxiety — including sudden onset of panic disorder — can be symptoms of thyroid disease. Hypothyroidism is most typically associated with depression, while hyperthyroidism is more commonly associated with anxiety or panic attacks. Depression that does not respond to antidepressants may also be a sign of an undiagnosed thyroid disorder. 2. Weight Changes. You may be on a low-fat, low-calorie diet with a rigorous exercise program, but are failing to lose or gain any weight. Or you may have joined a diet program or support group, such as Weight Watchers, and you are the only one who isn't losing any weight. Difficulty losing weight can be a sign of hypothyroidism. You may be losing weight while eating the same amount of food as usual — or even losing while eating more than normal. Unexplained weight changes and issues can be signs of both hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. (For More Information)

1. Fatigue. Feeling exhausted when you wake up, feeling as if 8 or 10 hours of sleep a night is insufficient or being unable to function all day without a nap can all be signs of thyroid problems. (With hyperthyroidism, you may also have nighttime insomnia that leaves you exhausted during the day.) (For More Information) If you have some of the above symptoms, make a visit to your doctor for a thorough thyroid evaluation.


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Cocina Esta fruta nos regala su delicioso sabor desde finales de primavera hasta finales de verano y además su bajo aporte calórico nos ayuda a cuidar la línea .

The apricot has a delicate aroma and is an excellent source of Vitamins A (beta-carotene) and C. Apricots are also a good source of iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium.

Con sólo 52 calorías por cada 100 gramos de producto, el albaricoque es un alimento a tener en cuenta para quien desea cuidar la línea.

The apricot originally came from China. Cuttings from the apricot made their way from the Persian Empire to the Mediterranean. Credit can be given to the Spanish explorers for the introduction of the apricot to the New World; the fruit flourished in the gardens of Spanish missions in California. The first major production of apricots was recorded in 1792 in an area of San Francisco.

Carne jugosa y firme; dulce y aromático sabor; piel suave y aterciopelada que varía entre el rojizo, el blanco, el amarillo y el naranja según la variedad... Hablamos del albaricoque. Una fruta cuyo cultivo se remonta ni más ni menos que al año 3.000 a.C y que, cada final de primavera se asoma a los mostradores de mercados y fruterías. Una buena noticia no sólo para el paladar sino también para el organismo: el albaricoque (también conocido como albérchigo) tiene bastante fibra por lo que ayuda a regular el tránsito intestinal, es rico en betacarotenos (de acción antioxidante) y, además, su aporte energético es bastante bajo dada su elevada cantidad de agua. Así, 100 gramos de albaricoque tan sólo aportan 52 calorías, por lo que se convierte en una fruta a tener en cuenta si se desea cuidar la línea. Algunos consejos y recomendaciones - Si la piel es rosada es síntoma de un exceso de dulzor en la fruta. - Los albaricoques son muy delicados, por lo que han de tratarse con cuidado (cualquier golpe hace que se deterioren rápidamente). - Sabremos si está en su punto óptimo si al presionar se aprecia una consistencia blanda. - Si se consumen cuando aún están duros pueden causar problemas de digestión. - Se deben dejar madurar a temperatura ambiente y, una vez maduros, meterlos en el frigorífico en una bolsa de plástico agujereada.

The apricot harvest usually begins in mid-May and lasts for around two months. The ripe fruit can be kept longer if refrigerated. The ideal way to ripen very firm apricots is to keep them at room temperature or to place them in a paper bag with a banana or an apple. There are many different types of apricot. The Poppy, Castlebrite and Ambercot are medium sized fruits with varying skin tones and flavors. The Tomcot, Tilton and Katy are larger apricots, again with different skin tones and flavors. There are many more types of apricot, with flavors ranging from sweet to tart. Apricots can be sliced or halved and frozen in syrup. They are also great for making brandy or wine. They are delicious eaten whole and fresh, and the good news is they are low in sodium, calories and fat, so there is no need to feel guilty no matter how many you eat. Look for: Apricots that are plump and juicy looking, with a uniform, golden-orange color. Ripe apricots will yield to gentle pressure on the skin. Avoid: Dull-looking, soft, or mushy fruit, and very firm, pale yellow, or greenish-yellow fruit. These indicate overmaturity or immaturity, respectively.

- Aunque mayoritariamente se consumen en estado fresco también son ingrediente protagonista de ricas tartas, sorbetes, confituras, almíbares, ponches, compotas, jugos, incluso salsas que funcionan muy bien como acompañante de platos salados (carnes, pescados...). An apricot is a small sweet fruit with a golden orange color. A ripe apricot can be recognized by its fairly firm skin, and it will be plump and juicy when it is at its best.

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Oriental Chicken Ingredients * 2 x 1.5kg/3lb 5oz or 3 x cooked chicken , preferably free-range * 4 large ripe peaches , stoned * 200g mangetout , thinly shredded lengthways * 6 spring onions , very finely sliced * 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander * zest and juice of 2 limes * 2 tbsp clear honey * 2 tbsp freshly grated root ginger * 2 tbsp soy sauce * 6 tbsp sunflower oil * 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil Directions 1. Remove the meat from the chicken, cut into chunky strips and place in a large mixing bowl. Cut the peaches into wedges and reserve any juice. Add to the chicken with the mangetout, spring onions and coriander. 2. Put the lime zest and juice, honey, ginger and soy sauce into a small bowl and season. Slowly whisk in the sunflower oil to form an emulsion, then whisk in the sesame oil. Toss with the salad and serve with the couscous.


21 marzo-20 abril Aries / Aries Mantén distancia de los problemas de tus allegados, hasta que aprendas a verlos con serenidad. Going through old photos might make you remember a long-lost friend. Why not give them a call or drop them an email? Catching up on old times could be tons of fun.

21 abril - 21 mayo Tauro / Taurus Tienes propensión a sufrir desordenes nerviosos, ocasionados por las preocupaciones de cómo dirigir tu vida. Bring all that fantastic energy into focus. Ideas and crazy new schemes are gushing forth from that big brain of yours. Creativity has never come to you this easily, so take advantage of it.

23 julio-22 agosto

Horoscopos

Leo / Leo Quizá medites sobre lo difícil que es no encontrar a la pareja adecuada. Prepárate para no vivir una vida opaca. You'll need all your smooth moves today. Someone -- a cranky teacher, parent or sibling -- is going to need delicate handling. Fortunately, you're up to the task.

Géminis / Gemini Te será muy benéfico que participes en actividades sociales con personas que te agradan. A certain teacher or parent is walking around and giving everyone the hairy eyeball. You know you're totally in the clear, but just to be safe, don't do anything to attract his or her wrath.

22 junio-22 julio Cáncer / Cancer A menudo haces preguntas en tu afán de recabar información, pero si no te gustan las respuestas, las alteras a tus deseos. You have a lot on your plate, but it's nothing you can't handle. You're feeling super confident and efficient right now, and you can tackle anything. Your family and friends will be in awe of your ability to get 'er done.

Capricornio / Capricorn Los niños podrán proporcionarte alegría y llenar tus horas de soledad con su frescura y curiosidad. Go above and beyond PE class. Join a sport, take up dance or try out for the pep squad. If none of that floats your boat, find something -- anything -- that gets your feet moving and your blood pumping.

23 agosto-21 septiembre Virgo / Virgo En el manejo de tus asuntos no pones el cuidado necesario. Tu ingenuidad en tratos con terceros es imperdonable. This month you could feel like you can't make a move unless you know every possible detail and have mapped out all the probable outcomes. Oh, relax -- just pick a movie and go!

22 septiembre -22 octubre

22 enero-19 febrero Acuario / Aquarius

Libra / Libra

21 mayo-21 junio

22 diciembre-21 enero

Tu mente está alerta y absorbes conocimientos rápidamente. Tu perspectiva de la vida es amplia y raramente te abrumas con asuntos superficiales. It's all about the Benjamins these days -- as in, do you have any left in your wallet at the end of the week? If finances are looking tight, draw up a budget or (yes) get a job.

Desde temprana edad comprendías la importancia de tus experiencias. Aprendías de tus fracasos. You know how people are always saying you shouldn't sweat the small stuff? Well, generally that's true -- but in this case, taking care of some of the small stuff could make the overall big picture much brighter for you.

23 octubre-21 noviembre Escorpión / Scorpio Te es difícil separar la realidad de la fantasía pues tu imaginación es la causa de cierta confusión al encarar la realidad. Sweetie, honey, baby, cookie, doll -- these words and more will drip from your lips. Can you help it if you could charm the birds out of trees? No! And what's more, you shouldn't.

22 noviembre - 21 diciembre Sagitario / Sagittarius El obstáculo que existe para alcanzar el éxito es la poca disciplina que tienes para planear tus objetivos. It can be so frustrating if someone starts offering advice when no one's asked them. If someone wants to start getting all involved in your business, be polite yet firm when you tell them to back off.

20 febrero-20 marzo Piscis / Pisces Sabrás cómo evadirte de aquellos que sólo buscan una amistad superficial. Eres tolerante con los seres que amas. The stars are whipping up something pretty fancy for you up in the heavens: it's a delicious, splendiferous, one-of-a-kind souffle of a day. Yummy! This beats anything you could make in Home Ec.

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CLASSIFIEDS SALES- The Community Voice/La Voz, West Michigan's leading bilingual publication, is hiring sales staff for the following areas. Kalamazoo, Holland, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Lansing, Detroit, South Haven, and surrounding areas. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Must have great people skills and willingness to earn an endless amount of income. Must have transportation and must also be knowledgeable of both English and Spanish. Send resume to Attn: Dr. José A. Flores 1066 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, Mi. 49503 or email resume to drjflores@lavozweb.com for an interview VENTAS- The Community Voice La Voz busca vendedores con experiencia para promover un periódico de calidad al igual que para hacer dinero. Vendedores potenciales deben dominar el español e inglés, tener buena presentación, energéticos, y poseer una actitud positiva. Personas interesadas enviar su curricula a: The Community Voice La Voz Attn: Dr. José A. Flores 1066 Grandville Ave., SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503 DISTRIBUTION-The Community Voice / La Voz is hiring a reliable distributor for the Holland and Grand Rapids area. Experience preferred but will train the right person. Interested candidates should have a valid drivers license and own transportation. This person will work approx. 30hrs/ month to start with a possibility of 1520hrs+/week. Please send resume to Attn: Dr. José A. Flores 1066 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, Mi. 49503 or email resume to drjflores@lavozweb.com, or call 616-243-9090 for any questions.

SOCIAL WORKERS: Our growing international services department has two Masters level positions that will help service the needs of children around the world: International Services Coordinator: Serve as a resource to families on adoption requirements and provide support to the adoptive parents during the process of their independent adoption. Excellent computer skills, ability to work independently and as a productive team member, good writing skills and ability to pay attention to details needed. Bilingual abilities preferred. Adoption, foster care, child welfare and MSW or MS/MA in human services needed. International Services Manager: Will be accountable for the successful operations and international development of social service programs in Asia. MSW or MS/MA in a related field required along with international, grant management and child welfare experience. Prior supervisory experience preferred. Position will involve international travel. To learn more about Bethany or to apply on line visit our web site at www.bethany.org. SOCIAL WORKER: Hispanic Family Engagement Therapy Program. Must have masters degree and be spanish/english bilingual. For further details see our website www. familyoutreachcenter.org. Aquinas College seeks part-time, ADJUNCT SPANISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS for the upcoming fall semester 2010. The successful candidates will teach undergraduate Spanish language skills in an on-campus, classroom format that meets several times a week. Candidates should hold a master’s degree in Spanish or a related discipline with an undergraduate major in Spanish and have native or nearnative Spanish language skills. Three years of language instruction or prior college teaching experience preferred. Visit us at www. Aquinas.edu Please send current resume, references and teaching statement to HumanResources@Aquinas.edu INVENTORY CONTROL MANAGER- An International Automotive Supplier with ISO9001 Certification, is seeking an Inventory Control Manager for it's Aftermarket Warehouse operations in Belleville. This newly created Management Team position, reports directly to

the Vice President and will have Super-visory responsibility of our Customer Service Department. Resposibilities include: *Ensure adequate inventory of parts and products in accord with inventory cycles *Analyze reports to remedy discrepancies or problems and determine trends, forecast and orders * Develop inventory control procedures * Coordinate all physical cycle counts * Reconcile inventory between various software systems * Evaluate inventory levels and notifies purchasing of reorders *Supervise Customer Service Dept.Interact with inventory control teams ensuring accuate orders -Successful candidate will have BS/BA in a Business study, 6+ years of Inventory or Materials experience, with 3+ years in a Supervisory/Management role, excellent Excel & Inventory Database skills. - Preferential consideration for the following attributes:Warehouse/ Aftermarket /Auto parts Distribution experience in a Global Company with knowledge of intercultural business practicesBi-lingual English/Spanish a Plus! Please reply with resume to EXEDY Globalparts Corporation Fax 734-397-6644 Email: lcortright@exedyusa.com

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gram, payment & collections, curriculum, staff, children, and parent relationships of the child care program as well as the collaboration with Porter Hills. This position may require face-to-face leadership in these programs and may involve early morning and evening. Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; three to five years childcare related experience, as well as managerial and administrative experience; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience preferred. At least 2 semester hours in childcare administration from an accredited college or university or a minimum of 3.0 CEU's in child care administration preferred. Past supervision experience preferred. Ability and desire to work with children infant 6 years of age. Familiarity with and adherence to the NAEYC Code of Ethics. Must have working knowledge of sound fiscal principals. Visit our website at www.grymca.org

DENTAL OFFICE - FINANCIAL COORDINATOR/ RECEPTIONIST - PT, very personable, detail oriented, mature, organized person for busy general dental office. Manage insurance claims and accounts receivable. Answer phone, greet and schedule patients. Please email resume petersfamilydds@yahoo.com or fax to 616-698-6665. RECEPTIONIST/BUSINESS MANAGER - Panopoulos Salons is CHILDCARE DIRECTOR YMCA looking for a fashion oriented busiof Greater Grand Rapids The Child ness manager in a fast paced spa Care Director is responsible for the environment. Sales and Manageday to day operations of the child- ment experience necessary, colcare facility and the educational and lege degree helpful. Full time to social development of the children also include some nights and weekat our Generations Child Develop- ends. Salary + commissions + ment Center located at Porter Hills bonuses available. Please fill out Retirement Village. Operations in- application in person at Panopouclude maintaining the food pro- los East, 2345 Burton St. SE.

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RECEPTIONIST- Chelsea medical practice seeking a multi-task receptionist. Full time. Excellent communication skills, and previous medical practice experience are required. Please send resume with work related references to: medicalpracticechelsea@yahoo.com LEGAL SECRETARY POSITION Hudsonville law firm has opening for full time legal secretary. Experience in estate planning and probate preferred. Should be familiar with both Wordperfect and Word. Send cover letter and resume to Jim Wesseling at jim@wessbrack.com CLERICAL AND PRODUCTION ROLES - Recruiting for the Stryker Corporation in both clerical and production roles - must be 18, home phone, felony and drug free, have own transportation, proof of HS diploma or GED and be able to work 1st or 2nd shift with OT. All positions require some exp., to be discussed with recruiter, solid work history or proof of being in school. To be considered for any role at Stryker, apply on-line, www. onstaffusa.com. Positions consist of Warehouse, Assembly, Material Handling, Benefits Analysis, General clerical, Service Areas, Fabrication including Welding and more. All applicants will be contacted within 24-48 hours of application. Kalamazoo, Mi.

We are happy to announce the addition of video posts advertising and news at our newly enhanced website. You may post banners and video post ads. You can also video i-reports to urls such as www.youtube.com then provide us the link for posting to our website. Community News and Events can then be announced to our website viewers. Companies desiring to advertise may have a video already which can also be posted to our website. Please contact me for details. We are excited by the new technology employed here and hope that you like it as well. Website Advertising Banners $200 per mo. $300 for 3 mos. Video post $250 per mo. $500 for 3 mos. LaVoz Magazine Advertising If you are interested in Advertising in our issue the deadline is June 24 at 5pm. For more information about Advertising Rates contact Dr. José A. Flores, Publisher drjflores@lavozweb.com

Marte' Smith Director of Sales & Marketing (616) 243-9090 Phone (616) 243-8988 Fax marte.lavoznews@yahoo.com

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CLASSIFIEDS CONTRACT COORDINATOR OTTAWA COUNTY MICHIGAN WORKS! $18.23 - $23.10/hour (2010 Wage Scale) Under the administrative supervision of the Ottawa County Michigan Works! Agency Program Supervisor or the director's designee, plans, organizes, directs and coordinates all activities pertaining to procuring subcontractors and establishing contracts per the guidelines of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA). Manages, organizes and oversees all processes and tasks including procurement of subcontracted agencies, developing requests for proposals, all related bid processes, grant application and reporting processes, contracts, policy and procedure development. Assures compliance with WIA and MI Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth policies and procedures (MI DELEG). Coordinates procurement related activities with other OCMWA staff and county departments, e.g., MWA Program Supervisors, Contract Monitor, Fiscal Services and Marketing. Coordinates with external agencies and organizations - MI DELEG, Michigan Works! Association, other Michigan Works Agencies and subcontracted agencies. Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in a legal services, human service or management-related area of study, plus three years professional experience in a human service and/or program coordination capacity and experience in legal services field preferred. Strong experience in contract development, management and oversight required. Must possess a valid State of Michigan driver's license. Works in office conditions and travels throughout the county/region/state to Michigan Works! Service Centers and sub-

contracted agency office locations. Some travel to state capitol on occasion. On-line applications, along with resume and cover letter, accepted at www.miottawa.org . ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE /EXECUTIVE PRODUCER - WOOD TV has the following full-time positions available: Account Executive Candidate should have sales prospecting, presentation and closing experience. Knowledge of small business entrepreneurialism, marketing principles and how they affect business growth is key. Knowledge of VCI, CMR and Marshall Marketing is a plus. If you want to be part of a growing team, contact Jason Unger. Executive Producer Candidate should have excellent news judgment, creativity and know what it takes to add depth to our newscasts. Should have magnificent writing skills, and understand media production including non-linear editing. College degree and prior television producing experience preferred. Contact Rebecca Sapakie. Candidates should send resumes to WOOD TV, 120 College Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or careers@woodtv.com No phone calls please. Offer of employment contingent upon completion of preemployment checks. PARK DIRECTOR CHARLTON PARK- seeks candidates for Full Time position with proven skills in administration, profit-oriented program development, community involvement, special event coordination, and marketing. Minimum B.A./B.S. in public administration or equivalent with 3-5 yrs experience in personnel administration in museum/ historic village and recreation area or closely related setting. For more info visit our website at www.charlton-

park.org for full position description. Deadline for application: June 18, 2010. Historic Charlton Park. HASTINGS, MI. STARS MAINTENANCE MECHANIC Seeking an experienced Industrial Machinery/Plant Maintenance Mechanic to be responsible for production maintenance at our Grandville, MI location. The successful candidate will have a variety of skills and abilities, including problem solving, mechanical, electrical and electronic controls experience, hydraulics, welding, and trouble shooting. Modernized Batch Plant and overhead crane experience a plus. The individual we are seeking must have a very pro-active approach to all areas of maintenance, and be able to set up preventative maintenance procedures. Good communication skills with on-call availability required. We are a fast-paced, growing, precast concrete company with an excellent benefit package. Please email or fax your resume or apply in person. Attn: Human Resources - Maintenance Mechanic Kerkstra Precat, Inc. 3373 Busch Drive SW Grandville, MI 49418 Fax 616-224-6122 pdervin@kerkstra.com

Process. Duties may include Estimating, Program Management, Product Launch Development, Sales Support and Sample Management. College degree and experience in a manufacturing environment preferred, but not required. CAD knowledge preferred, but not required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is desired. Must be self-motivated, attentive to detail, dependable and a team player. Please email resume to: cclarkactionfab@gmail.com MAINTENANCE/ ELECTRICIAN - Electrical and PLC experience required. Prefer Journeyman. Visit: www.butterballfarms.com Email resume to: Belinda.L@butterballfarms.com. CLERICAL AND PRODUCTION ROLES - Recruiting for the Stryker Corporation in both clerical and production roles - must be 18, home phone, felony and drug free, have own transportation, proof of HS diploma or GED and be able to work 1st or 2nd shift with OT. All positions require some exp., to be discussed with recruiter, solid work history or proof of being in school. To be considered for any role at Stryker, apply on-line, www. onstaffusa.com. Positions consist of Warehouse, Assembly, Material Handling, Benefits Analysis, General clerical, Service Areas, Fabrication including Welding and more. All applicants will be contacted within 24-48 hours of application. Kalamazoo, Mi.

MARKETING - Don't get stuck in a dead end job - earn what you're worth with opp. to move into FT mgt.! Earn $10-$20/hr. Looking for 2 hard working, energetic, motivated, outgoing people for our GR location. No sales or telemarketing. For imm. consideration please send your info to amanda@sirhome.com or apply INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN online at www.sirhome.com. After over half a century, we have solidified our position as one of the PRODUCT LAUNCH / SALES premier manufacturers of springs, SUPPORT - Action Fabricators is wire forms, and precision metal looking for a qualified individual to stampings in America. We're be part of the New Product Launch proud of that and proud of our people who put us there. They provide the intelligence, skills, and ethics that drive us to continuously improve. Their values promote an environment of trust, teamwork, respect, and responsibility. We are seeking a journeyman-level Industrial Electrician on our second shift with a broad manufacturing background including experience with installation, trouble-shooting, and repair of metal-forming machinery. This includes presses, PLC's, cam switches, electronic sensors, and relays. Must be familiar with applicable codes and safety regulations. For the right candidate, we will offer a competitive wage, medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance,

LOOKING TO RENT A HOUSE IN CANCUN?. 2 Bedrooms $ 50.00 per night. Locate in the City. Contact Pauline Bernes Cell.(616) 322.4265 yaquimi@comcast.net

short-term disability, 401(k). If your career plans include joining a highprofile local company with a family atmosphere, send your resume to: AUTOMATIC SPRING PRODUCTS HR Department 803 Taylor Ave. Grand Haven, MI 49417 or hr@automaticspring.com An equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v. FINISH CARPENTER - experienced. Part to full time. Send resume to: M-349 c/o Press, 155 Michigan NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. ROOFING / SIDING INSTALLERS NEEDED - Must have at least 8 yrs experience, own truck, tools, brake, and insurance. Year round work avail. Call Joan, 1-800-748-0002 ext 103. LABORER - must have knowledge of working with concrete and asphalt. Current medical card and CDL preferred. $9 per hour. Must be dependable and work unsupervised. Please apply in person at 2932 Corunna Rd. Flint, MI. FULL-TIME PAINTER sought for Ann Arbor, 5-10 years experience only, no more, no less. Tools & transportation a must. Call 734677-3100 to leave name, number, experience, age, location. Ann Arbor, Michigan.

SPANISH AFFILIATE POSITION Initial one-year contract, renewable. Successful candidate will teach elementary and intermediate Spanish language. Teaching load is four courses per semester. M.A. in Spanish. A minimum of three years’ teaching experience at the university level desired. Native or near-native Spanish proficiency required. Experience and interest in teaching Spanish for the professions (Spanish for Health Professions, Spanish for Business, Spanish for Law Enforcement and Spanish Professional Writing) a plus. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. For more information on the Modern Languages and Literatures Department, please visit www.gvsu.edu/mll. Apply online at www.gvsujobs.org. After completing an application form, the on-line system will require each applicant to attach electronically the following Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) documents: 1) an application cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae/resume, 3) graduate transcripts and 4) two letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until June 9th, 2010. Grand Valley State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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