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Man wrongfully imprisoned 25 years due to police torture sues Chicago

Posted by Admin On December - 21 - 2011 Comments Off on Man wrongfully imprisoned 25 years due to police torture sues Chicago
Eric Caine announced the lawsuit yesterday at a press conference at the office of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law 
 
 
Chicago, IL – Released in March following his exoneration for a murder/robbery that he did not commit, Eric Caine is now suing the notorious former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge, four other former officers and the City of Chicago for torture and several other civil rights violations. 
 
Caine is represented by Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law and appeared with his attorneys at a 2:30 p.m. press conference yesterday at 312 N. May Street in Chicago, to discuss the case.
 
Caine was a co-defendant with Aaron Patterson in the April 1986 murder of Rafaela and Vincent Sanchez, and along with Patterson was repeatedly tortured by officers under Burge’s direct supervision until he signed a false confession.  As a result of police violence, Caine suffered a ruptured ear drum that Dr. Ross Romine, a physician at Cook County Jail, determined was consistent with the torture that Caine described as having endured.
 
But police officers illegally withheld this and other exculpatory evidence, resulting in his sentencing to life in prison in 1989.  Aside from the torture-induced “confessions,” no evidence linked Caine to the crimes.  Indeed, finger print evidence from the crime scene matched neither defendant nor the victims, and another man, Willie Washington, soon emerged as a likely suspect.  When Mack Ray, a witness to Washington’s admission of the crime, attempted to go to police with the information, he was threatened with death by some of the officers.
 
While Caine and Patterson rotted in prison for crimes they did not commit, Washington went on to commit other brutal crimes.  As the suit notes, “Washington has since been convicted of separate incidents of felony residential burglary and home invasion.  Washington is currently serving a 30-year sentence for home invasion in which he invaded the home of his neighbor, Colleen Hamling, and stabbed her nine times in the neck, seven times in the upper spine, eight times in the chest, and once in the hand.”   Notably, Washington lived next door to the Sanchezes, who were stabbed to death.
 
Going into prison at age 20 and finally emerging at age 45, Caine eventually lost his parents, a grandparent, a sister and brother to death during his quarter century of incarceration.
 
Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law is the largest civil rights firm in the Midwest.  Over the past decade, Loevy & Loevy has won more in jury verdicts against law enforcement abuses than any other firm in the region.
 

Peace groups offer Mayor Emanuel help with New Year’s resolutions: Defend freedom of speech and assembly

Posted by Admin On December - 21 - 2011 Comments Off on Peace groups offer Mayor Emanuel help with New Year’s resolutions: Defend freedom of speech and assembly

 

Chicago, IL – In the last business hours before the winter holidays, CANG8 — the Coalition Against NATO/G8 War & Poverty Agenda — will visit City Hall to offer suggested New Year’s resolutions to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The Coalition will hold a Press Conference/Holiday Humanitarian Intervention Thursday, December 22, 10:00 A.M., City Hall, 5th Floor, 118 N. LaSalle St., Chicago

“The mayor clearly needs support in developing more constructive ways to deal with stress, including his unfortunate tendency to threaten civil liberties and constitutional rights,” says Pat Hunt of CANG8. “Well, we’re coming to help him liberate himself from his abusive streak by resolving not to be a civil rights scrooge.”

Emanuel’s well-known reputation for abusive behavior surfaced again on December 14, when he asked the City Council for powers that would ruthlessly restrict the constitutionally guaranteed right to freely assemble and voice opposition to the NATO/G8 agenda of war and austerity. The generals and banksters will gather in Chicago this May. Protesters have outlined four key resolutions Mayor Emanuel can embrace to check his angry elf and end his threatened constitutional abuses for the New Year:

 

·         Resolve to stop trying to squelch the public’s voice.

·         Resolve to stop trying to intimidate those planning family-friendly protests through his publicized build-up for heavy handed policing.

·         Resolve to stop his campaign to demonize those who might protest, as he constantly portrays protestors as violent.

·         Resolve to stop his obstruction of permits and times for rallies and marches.

CANG8 speakers at the holiday humanitarian intervention will include:  N’Dana Carter of Southside Together Organizing for Power/Mental Health Movement, who will discuss the dangerous mistake of closing Mental Health Clinics when so many are in need of help, and when the mayor himself could use a good counselor; lawyer Michael Deutsch of the National Lawyers Guild, who will speak on the chilling effect of the mayor’s outbursts; and Joshua Kaunert of Occupy Chicago, who will discuss “Mayor 1%” and his anti-demonstration agenda.

Invited guests for the press conference include the Grinch and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.

Judah Maccabee is also invited to remind everyone in the US of the evils of unjust occupations of countries from Afghanistan and Iraq to Libya and Palestine. 

For more information, contact:  Patricia Hunt, 773-405-2564, phunt45@aol.com; Joe Iosbaker, 773-301-0109, joeiosbaker@gmail.com; Andy Thayer, 773-209-1187, CCAWR@aol.com

Jesse White notes nine percent decrease in alcohol-related fatalities and reminds drivers to be safe this holiday season —Don’t Drink & Drive

Posted by Admin On December - 21 - 2011 Comments Off on Jesse White notes nine percent decrease in alcohol-related fatalities and reminds drivers to be safe this holiday season —Don’t Drink & Drive

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White noted that alcohol-related fatalities have decreased by nine percent from the previous year and urged motorists to continue this trend by celebrating the holiday season safely and not drinking and driving.

Recently, Illinois received a 5-star rating – the highest ranking possible by Mothers Against Drunk Driving – for the state’s innovative and comprehensive efforts to combat drunk driving.

 “Although I am pleased that alcohol-related deaths are decreasing, let’s do all we can to prevent tragedy in our family or someone else’s due to impaired driving,” White said. “Don’t drink and drive.”

  • In Illinois in 2010, there were 436 alcohol-related fatalities, which was 47 percent of the 927 total crash fatalities. In 2009, there were 480 alcohol-related fatalities.
  • During the 2010 Christmas weekend, there were eight crash fatalities statewide, one of which was alcohol-related. There were 515 alcohol-related traffic injuries, which is approximately 17% of the 3,034 total motor vehicle crashes.
  • During the 2010 New Year’s weekend in Illinois, there were six crash fatalities, two of which were alcohol-related. There were 331 alcohol-related traffic injuries, which is approximately 19% of the 1,748 total motor vehicle crashes.
  • Nationally in 2009, an estimated 10,839 people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes – an average of one every 48 minutes – according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These deaths constitute 32 percent of the 33,808 total traffic fatalities.

The Secretary of State’s office will join the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and law enforcement agencies to enforce the Click It or Ticket campaign to increase safety belt usage during the holiday season.  Secretary of State Police will also be conducting DUI and seatbelt patrols during the holiday season, White said.

Illinois State Board of Education encourages students to exercise their bodies and minds during winter break

Posted by Admin On December - 21 - 2011 Comments Off on Illinois State Board of Education encourages students to exercise their bodies and minds during winter break

 Families can promote physical fitness at home to improve wellness
and better prepare for academic success

 

Springfield, IL — The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) are encouraging students to continue exercising their minds and bodies during winter break. In addition to the many healthy benefits of exercise, studies have identified a link between physical activity and improved academic performance.

“We are encouraging students to approach physical fitness not just as a P.E. class but as a lifelong habit,’’ said State Board of Education Chairman Gery J. Chico. “We hope that students will get off the couch and exercise at least 60 minutes each day during the holiday break and put in equal time reading alone or with their family.”

Physical Education experts recommend teachers invite students to return to classes with photos of themselves exercising during winter break and post them in classrooms and school gymnasiums. Students can challenge themselves with daily indoor exercises such as push-ups, stretching and ‘brain break’ activities such as jumping rope, outdoor adventures such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing or just a brisk walk with family members at a local park or forest preserve.

“Awareness of the mind and body connection as it relates to academic success has never been stronger,” said Cathy Patzner, president of IAHPERD, and a physical education teacher at Lake Park High School, Lake Park School District 108 in Roselle. “Students who participate in daily vigorous physical activity are more likely to be successful in the classroom.”

In addition to making time for exercise, state officials are encouraging students to continue reading during the winter break. Studies show that reading during school breaks can help prevent academic loss and help students return to school ready to learn. Local park districts and libraries can be sources for physical fitness and educational programs over the Christmas break.

“Park districts throughout Illinois offer a wide array of programs for children during the winter break to keep their minds alert and their bodies active,” said Peter Murphy, president and CEO of the Illinois Association of Park Districts. “Examples include chess camps, educational field trips, sports programs and open gym opportunities for children to expend their energy in a safe environment. Several park districts also offer discounted passes for students on winter break to access their local fitness centers and participate in health and wellness classes.’’

Some online resources include:

 

·         Illinois Association of Park Districts, http://www.ilparks.org

 

·         Illinois Action for Healthy Kids, http://www.actionforhealthykids.org

 

·         Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, http://www.iahperd.org

 

·         United States Department of Agriculture’s Nutrition Information, http://www.fns.usda.gov/fns/nutrition.htm

 

·         USDA’s Fuel Up to Play 60, http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/HealthierUS/futp60.htm

 

·         First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move program, http://www.letsmove.gov

Fake Better Business Bureau complaint e-mails are scams phishing for personal, corporate information

Posted by Admin On December - 21 - 2011 Comments Off on Fake Better Business Bureau complaint e-mails are scams phishing for personal, corporate information

  

(A warning from the Better Business Bureau)                                                 

 

 

Chicago, IL -  An email scam using the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) name and logo continues to proliferate across North America, and even to some overseas addresses. Most of the emails carry the well-known BBB torch logo and may come with the subject line “Complaint from your customers.” The emails have a link or an attachment containing malicious phishing malware that steals information, often with devastating results to businesses and private citizens.

 

“While the Internet has many benefits; misrepresentations and scams like this are one of the ugly features of the Internet,” stated Steve Bernas, president & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Chicago and Northern Illinois.

 

Because of experiences such as this one, the BBB has updated its advice and recommends the following to anyone who receives the email:

  • Do not open any attachments.
  • Do not click on any links.
  • Delete the email from your inbox, and then delete it again from your trash or recycling folder.
  • Run a full system scan using reputable virus software.

Due to the virulent nature of the virus, the recommendation is for everyone who receives it to do the scan. In offices or homes that are networked, all computers should be scanned.

 

Bernas noted that the disgusting element of this scam is that the perpetrators are likely targeting businesses, individuals and other organizations that combat this type of activity.

 

“This scam is unusual in that it is very wide ranging and continuing,” explained Bernas. “The BBB national office is working with federal law enforcement agencies to identify the perpetrator of this fraud, and is also looking into other measures it can take to help prevent future phishing scams from spreading.”

 

If you receive an email saying your business has a complaint filed against it with BBB, there are several things you can do to determine if it is a fake notification:

  • Look for typos, grammatical errors, etc. in the text that could indicate it originated overseas.
  • Check to see who it says is the sender. Authentic BBB complaints go out from the local BBBs, not from the headquarters office.
  • Hover your mouse over the link to see if its destination is really a bbb.org address.
  • Copy and paste the link into Notepad (not Word). Notepad does not support html, so if the link is a fake bbb.org address, the real link will show up.
  • If you still are not sure, go to www.bbb.org to find your local BBB, and send them a new email to ask if you have a complaint (do not Reply to the email you received, or forward it to them). They have been swamped with requests, so you may not hear back immediately.

Chris Garver, Chief Information Officer at the Council of Better Business Bureaus, recommends that all domain owners set up a sender policy framework (SPF) and set their spam filter to use it. “Using the SPF standard helps fight spam and phishing attacks by allowing your email servers to verify whether an email is legitimate…or not,” he says.

 

Microsoft offers a simple, four-step process for setting up an SPF: www.microsoft.com/mscorp/safety/content/technologies/senderid/wizard/

 

For more consumer safety tips, visit www.bbb.org 

 

Final Beyond Sport Awards 2011 winners unveiled

Posted by Admin On December - 21 - 2011 Comments Off on Final Beyond Sport Awards 2011 winners unveiled

The second wave of winners of the Beyond Sport Awards 2011 was announced, with the final six winning projects revealed on the last day of the Beyond Sport Summit.

Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister and Chairman of the Beyond Sport Ambassadors, brought the Summit to a close by presenting the Sport for Conflict Resolution Award to Play31, which uses a process involving sports, hospitality, and peace-building sessions to bring together communities affected by civil war in Sierra Leone.

Thursday’s other winners were Project Air Rwanda (Best New Project); Move 4 New Horizons (UNICEF Sport for Education Award, Supported by PwC); Football For Hope (Sport for Health Award); Sony Corporation (Corporation of the Year, Supported by Fortune); and Mathare Youth Sports Association (Leadership in Sport Award, Supported by Heidrick & Struggles).

They followed Wednesday’s winners: Umthombo Surf Stars (Sport for Social Inclusion Award, Supported by Barclays Spaces for Sports); NHL Green (Sport for the Environment Award); Australian Football League (Sport Federation or Governing Body of the Year, Supported by SportAccord); Philadelphia Eagles Football Club (Sport Team of the Year, Supported by StubHub); and Eco Sports Group (Innovation through Sport Award).

Completing 2011’s roll of honour, Didier Drogba, the Chelsea FC and Ivory Coast striker, was awarded the Humanitarian in Sport Award, Supported by Virgin Atlantic, ahead of this week’s Summit in recognition of his work in Ivory Coast and throughout Africa.

Each winning project will receive a bespoke package of support that in some cases includes funding, and in others extensive consultancy and aid thanks to the support of companies such as PwC, EURO RSCG, and SportCourt International. All have received global recognition and will continue to get in-depth profiling of their work through Beyond Sport.

Nick Keller, the Founder of Beyond Sport, said: “Each of these projects, organisations or individuals has been a true leader in this incredible and increasingly vital field. We are here to honour them, to recognise their success, to learn from them and to help them take their work to a new level. It is exciting to think what our Beyond Sport Awards 2011 winners, who have achieved so much already, will accomplish in the future.”

The Beyond Sport Awards Winners 2011 are:

Best New Project
Project Air Rwanda, a programme for populations that are HIV positive that uses yoga as a form of psycho-physiotherapy to help survivors of the country’s Genocide.

UNICEF Sport for Education Award, supported by PwC
Move 4 New Horizons, an informal education programme in Nepal that prepares low-caste children in rural communities for school through a playful, sport-based curriculum.

Sport for Health Award
Football for Hope, which is geared specifically towards helping young unemployed women in Rwanda overcome crucial health risks, by conducting educational activities at football tournaments.

Corporation of the Year, Supported by Fortune
Sony Corporation, which went beyond sponsoring the 2010 World Cup through an initiative called Dream Goal 2010, operating within deprived communities of Africa by providing youth with technology, skills and education.

Leadership in Sport Award, supported by Heidrick & Struggles
Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA), which was honoured on its 25th Anniversary for using sports to engender broad socio-economic development in Kenya, while also effecting positive social change by linking sports with social improvement and community development activities such as slum garbage cleanups, environmental improvement and HIV/AIDs prevention.

Sport for Conflict Resolution Award
Play31, which uses a process involving sports, hospitality, and peace-building sessions to bring together communities affected by civil war in Sierra Leone.

Sport for Social Inclusion Award, Supported by Barclays Spaces for Sports
Umthombo Surf Stars, a high-intensity engagement programme in South Africa that provides refuge, resources and skills to empower street children to engage with mainstream society.

Sport for the Environment Award
NHL Green, which has made environmental awareness its key priority, mobilising all of the league’s teams to reduce its ecological footprint throughout the United States and Canada.

Sport Federation or Governing Body of the Year, Supported by SportAccord
Australian Football League, for its programme that utilises the country’s love for Aussie rules football to improve the wellbeing and inclusion of indigenous communities.

Sport Team of the Year, supported by StubHub
Philadelphia Eagles Football Club, which has taken the lead in demonstrating how a business can do well by doing good through its Eagles Youth Partnership, Eagles Go Green initiatives and its Solar Blue stadium conversion.

Innovation through Sport Award
Eco Sports Group, a unique initiative in Bosnia and Herzegovina that provides water-based activities for disabled persons and amputees – most of them surviving mine victims – and their family a chance to experience much higher level of mobility as well as therapeutic counselling.

Humanitarian in Sport Award, supported by Virgin Atlantic
Didier Drogba, for his work in Ivory Coast and throughout Africa. The Chelsea FC striker has played a key role in bringing about a ceasefire in the country, while his Foundation has worked towards building a much-needed hospital in Abidjan. 100% of Drogba’s earnings from commercial sponsorship are donated to his Foundation.

For more information on Beyond Sport and the Beyond Sport Awards, visit www.beyondsport.org.

TSE National Center for Racial Justice and Equality is available for community and individual assistance

Posted by Admin On December - 21 - 2011 Comments Off on TSE National Center for Racial Justice and Equality is available for community and individual assistance

 


Nationwide (BlackNews.com) — The TSE National Center For Racial Justice and Equality began in 1990 with a “call to assist low income and moderate income persons with dealing with their social problems” in support of helping the poor and disadvantaged. The non-profit organization offers assistance in the following categories: Civil rights enforcement, disability rights, equal opportunity, hate crimes, housing and lending, racial profiling, workers’ rights, women’s rights, social security, senior rights, human rights, and more.

“Each year, our organization partners with other groups because our mission is to support people who take a stand for the issues that matter today, whether it’s to resist corporate globalization, promote a woman’s right to choose, or develop activist leaders,” says Board Chairman Donald D. Willis.

He continues, “And we believe it is especially important to help grassroots organizations that might be too small or too local – or too radical – for mainstream foundations who want to establish Judicial Justice and Equality. We are ready to assist and serve you.”

About The Organization
TSE National Center For Racial Justice and Equality is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. All contributions are tax deductible. Their mission is to assist low to moderate income citizens to fight social, political and economic injustices through education, community base organizing and advocacy. To contact the organization, call (817) 644-8822 or (682) 203-8234.

Photo Caption: Donald D. Willis, founder of TSE Center For Racial Justice and Equality

The National Urban League and League of United Latin American Citizens urge express scripts to reach agreement with Walgreens

Posted by Admin On December - 21 - 2011 Comments Off on The National Urban League and League of United Latin American Citizens urge express scripts to reach agreement with Walgreens
 
Imminent loss of access to pharmacy care will be detrimental to our communities
 
 
(AANEWSWIRE)New York, NY – The National Urban League (NUL) and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) today urged Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) to resume negotiations and come to an agreement with Walgreens on new contract terms.  If an agreement is not reached, millions of Americans, especially in diverse and underserved communities, stand to lose access to pharmacy services on January 1, 2012.
 
In an open letter to Express Scripts, Marc H. Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban League and Margaret Moran, National President of the League of United Latin American Citizens state that “Walgreens has been a valued partner with the National Urban League and LULAC for many years.  Together we have worked to address the health issues, improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities in our communities across the country.”
 
While this is a dispute between companies, open and fair input from communities across the country is critical, as the outcome drastically affects the healthcare options of millions of Americans.  NUL and LULAC have a vested interest in ensuring that all people have access to affordable and convenient neighborhood pharmacies. Families and communities across the country deserve a quick resolution that preserves access to care and medicines in their own neighborhoods.
 
“As the nation’s largest pharmacy chain, with nearly 8,000 stores nationwide, Walgreens serves 40 million consumers every week.  Walgreens fills an important role in our neighborhoods.  In many areas Walgreens is the only pharmacy that can fill health care needs and prescriptions 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  This is of great significance to communities that we serve.”
 
For more than 100 years, Walgreens has been committed to serving urban neighborhoods and continues to serve communities throughout the United States where quality health care services are scarce.
 
As noted in the letter, with stores in virtually every community, 63 percent of all Americans, 75 percent of African Americans, and 78 percent of Latinos live within 3 miles of a Walgreens, and Walgreens fills one out of every three prescriptions in the country.
 
In the letter, the leaders of the NUL and LULAC emphasize the need to discuss the dispute, stating, “It is with great concern that we contact Express Scripts regarding Express Scripts’ unwillingness to reach a fair and reasonable agreement with Walgreens in your recent contract negotiations.  We strongly urge you to put Walgreens’ customers, your customers and the health of our communities at the forefront of this issue.” 
 
Background
 
For the past year, Walgreens has been working to negotiate a three-year contract renewal agreement with Express Scripts Inc. to remain in the network and serve patients whose health plans contract with ESI.  To date, Express Scripts has rejected their efforts.  ESI is a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company that administers pharmacy services for health insurance plans and programs such as the U.S. military’s health care plan (TRICARE), certain Medicare Part D plans and numerous employer-provided plans.  An agreement is necessary to protect access to pharmacy services for hundreds of millions of Americans.
 
About the National Urban League (NUL):
 
National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in historically underserved urban communities. Founded in 1910 the National Urban League – headquartered in New York – and the National Urban League Policy Institute – headquartered in Washington D.C., spearheads the efforts of its local affiliates through the development of programs, public policy research and advocacy. Today, nearly 100 local affiliates in 36 states and the District of Columbia provide direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.
 
About the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC): 
 
The League of United Latin American Citizens, the largest and oldest Hispanic membership organization in the country, advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating through 900 LULAC councils nationwide.

New Single "I Gottcha Bak" expresses universal love

Posted by Admin On December - 21 - 2011 Comments Off on New Single "I Gottcha Bak" expresses universal love

Julius, Man of 1,000 Voices Releases Single For The Holidays

Denver, CO (BlackNews.com) — “You don’t have to worry about it no more… Cause I’m with you all the way… Leave your troubles right there at the door… I’m right here with you forever more… I Gottcha Bak”. How often do you say or hear those words? And what do they really mean? For one entertainer, it means the relationship between teachers and students – coaches and players – family, friends and business associates – it’s about universal love.

Independently produced by JW Entertainment Group in Denver, Colorado, singer/songwriter Julius released his new single, I Gottcha Bak, on Dec. 15, 2011 which is now available on CDBaby and will be available soon on iTunes and other digital music distributors.

Since relocating to Denver, simply known as Julius and known as the man of 1,000 voices, Julius has been performing at local establishments while pursuing his dream of releasing his latest recording for the holidays. His wish has come true with the release of I Gottcha Bak – a song that expresses universal love with a message that everyone can relate to of you can count on me.

“This song is not just about love between a man and a woman but it is about universal love and encouraging each other during difficult times that you are there for them but most importantly that God has got your back,” said Julius.

Julius’ musical career spans over 40 years and has performed all over the world entertaining audiences in Vegas, Paris, Toronto and Nigeria among other places. Most recently, he has been entertaining Denver audiences with his multi-genre “Standing on the Shoulders” honoring legends such as Sammy Davis, Jr., Teddy Pendergrass, Ray Charles, and Michael Jackson to name a few.

He has received numerous awards and endorsements including the Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year for 2006 and 2007. In addition to being an accomplished vocalist/entertainer, he is a writer, arranger, producer and actor. He released his first CD, My Time, in 2008 and recently conceived, wrote, arranged, and performed a tribute song and video for Oprah Winfrey.

He has performed with entertainment greats including Aretha Franklin, Chuck Mangione, Roy Ayres, Jeffrey Osborne, Will Downing, Baby Face, The Whispers, Phyllis Hyman, Grover Washington, Regina Belle, Nancy Wilson, Kool & the Gang, Herb Alpert, Howard Hewett, Toni Braxton and the Temptations.

I Gottcha Bak will be included on his I Love You Nice CD with plans to release in February 2012. Also featured on the single is saxophonist Steve Watts of the nationally recognized jazz group Dotsero.

With a voice that caresses like melted caramel on ice cream and lyrics that touch the deepest emotions, JULIUS proves that glowing talent only deepens with time.
For more information: Call 720-849-4197; E-mail info@thejuliusshow.com; or visit www.thejuliusshow.com. A full version MP3 and EPK are available upon request.

 Photo Caption: Multi-talented entertainer, Julius, Man of 1,000 Voices, releases new single, “I Gottcha Bak”

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