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October 15, 2002


From: news release
Oct. 15, 2002

LOS ANGELES, CA. Oct. 15, 2002 -- Willard Publications has announced plans to
launch a new publication for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in the
Los Angeles area called "L.A. Waves."

This newsmagazine, to be published every two months, will offer local
organizations and businesses a place to publicize their programs, services
and events. Designed to provide an open forum for the deaf and
hard-of-hearing community, L.A. Waves is an ideal place to announce upcoming
events and other news from businesses and organizations.

The first issue (November/December 2002) will be available at the Deaf Expo.
Editorial submissions are welcome. L.A. Waves is looking for news releases,
calendar listings, feature articles, regular columns and other items; and
needs materials from all segments of the community: interpreters,
captioning, religion, technology, sports and more.

Advertisers are also needed to make this publication possible. Organizations
and businesses are invited to advertise on a regular basis and may place ads
to announce special programs and events. Employment and classified ads will
also be available.

The deadline to submit news and place advertising in the first issue is
November 1. The following deadline is Dec. 15 for the January/February 2003

L.A. Waves is published by Willard Publications, a deaf-owned business based
in Los Angeles. Publisher/Editor Tom Willard was editor of the GLAD NEWS the
past two years and has also served as editor of Newswaves and Silent News.
In addition, he founded Deaf Artists of America, Inc. and served as executive
director for 10 years.

Subscription rates for L.A. Waves are $15 for one year, $25 for two years.
To subscribe, send your name and address with payment to Willard
Publications, P.O. Box 41-347, Los Angeles, CA 90041.

More information may be obtained from; (323) 254-6764
TTY/FAX. Non-TTY users may call through the Relay Service at 1-888-877-5379
or 7-1-1.