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MCI SPONSORS ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL; COMPANY ALSO OFFERS FREE INTERNATIONAL CALLS AT EVENT

 WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- MCI today announced its sponsorship of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival, Sunday, May 2, 1993, featuring Asian-American music, food, and performers at Freedom Plaza in Washington.
 MCI will also have a Calling Center at the event from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., where consumers will have an opportunity to make a free long distance call of up to 5 minutes in length to anywhere in the world.
 "MCI is pleased to sponsor the Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival again this year. We welcome the opportunity to offer Asian consumers the chance to talk to their friends and family, whether they are located across the country or across the world," said Mark Schweitzer, MCI's director of international marketing.
 "Our sponsorship of the day's events demonstrates MCI's commitment to bringing Asian friends and families together," Schweitzer said.
 MCI representatives will be ready to assist individuals with their international and domestic calls and to answer questions about MCI long distance services. The phone calls are complimentary, and callers are under no obligation to MCI.
 The day's events include Taiko Drummers, Japanese Minyo Dancers, and the Chinese Lion Dance. Admission is free. Freedom Plaza is located on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 13th and 14th streets N.W., Washington.
 MCI, the fastest-growing carrier of international traffic among international carriers, supports sales and services in 12 languages, and offers clear, high quality direct dial service to more than 250 countries and places around the world.
 For more information regarding MCI's new international calling programs, consumers can call 800-846-4623 and reach an MCI representative in Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese or English.
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 /CONTACT: Bob London or Su-Lin Cheng of MCI, 800-436-9749/
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