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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 31, 2000

There's new material available to journalists from Newstream.com! Journalists can visit http://www.newstream.com now to download FREE multimedia content (video,audio, photos, graphics, PowerPoint slide shows, spreadsheets, charts and text) for the following features:

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Eiffel Tower; Life and Times of Howard Hughes

Today is the anniversary of the Eiffel Tower's inauguration which took place in 1889. Learn how Gustav Eiffel's towering tribute to steel as a building material received a less than enthusiastic reception from the French people and use the free historic video on your site.

Also, later in the day, we will post video of the life and times of eccentric billionaire aviator Howard Hughes, who died April 5, 1976. Use The free video of one of America's most famous enigmas on your site. To get a free copy of this video for use on your own site, just go to the [1]Media Resources WPA Film Library area on Newstream.

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Ending the Silence of Domestic Violence

A national advertising campaign on domestic violence resulted in a dramatic increase in phone calls to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), demonstrating in stark terms the scope of this national epidemic according to a report released by the Texas Council on Family Violence, the organization that operates the hotline. Watch the national television ad here

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Semiconductor Internet Marketplace To Launch

A new start-up in Silicon Valley, SemiSales.com, will launch an Internet marketplace this spring for semiconductor materials and services. The vertical portal, or "vortal," will be in beta site operation by May with a full launch expected at Semicon West, the world's largest semiconductor trade show, in July.

You can reach the story directly by going to http://www.newstream.com/cgi-bin/display_story.cgi?595

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People with Disabilities Easing Labor Shortage

In this tight labor market, many employers are overlooking the millions of unemployed, reliable workers eager for the opportunity to prove they can be good, productive employees. One Minnesota program is helping employers draw from an untapped resource.

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Kids Across America 'Kick Butts'

Thousands of kids across America will step up to the front lines on April 5 for the fifth annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the country including such prominent participants as: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, and Washington Redskins Darrell Green among others.

You can reach the story directly by going to http://www.newstream.com/cgi-bin/display_story.cgi?600

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Giving Kids a Chance at the Olympics Through Art

Here's a chance for children can see how far their imagination can take them. Visa International announces the U.S. launch of its global children's art competition, Visa Olympics of the Imagination, to select three winners from across the U.S. to attend the Olympic Games as guests of Visa.

You can reach the story directly by going to http://www.newstream.com/cgi-bin/display_story.cgi?599

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eOrbis.com, El Universal Mexico Finalize Trade Partnership

The Internet's first English/Spanish bilingual Web community has established a major e-commerce alliance with one of Mexico's most notable and recognizable companies to expand e-commerce in Mexico and on a global level.

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Secured Financing Program for B2B Communities

VerticalNet (Nasdaq:VERT), the Internet's premier portfolio of business-to-business industrial trading communities, and American Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABFI) announced that they signed an agreement that will enable ABFI to offer secured business loans across VerticalNet's online trading communities. Find out the details here.

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2000 Annual Media Survey

Bennett & Company, the public relations and marketing firm, has released its 11th Annual Media Survey polling print, broadcast and Internet journalists on a range of industry issues. This year, for the first time, Bennett & Company has issued three versions of its survey, with questions specific to the print, broadcast and Internet mediums. Download the questionnaires here.

You can reach the story directly by going to http://www.newstream.com/cgi-bin/display_story.cgi?601

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eGlobal Report: Internet Users Worldwide Will Top 360 Million

by 2003

From 130 million active net users as of this past January, the eGlobal Report, released by eMarketer, predicts nearly 362 million users by the year 2003 - a 178% increase. Get the details here.

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Women.Future Stages a Global Communications Event

CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour and Oscar-nominated actress, producer and director Goldie Hawn, are among the group of extraordinary people getting together April 5 to talk about the things that women talk about most, including health care, money, the Internet, and how they buy and sell everything from cosmetics to automobiles.

You can reach the story directly by going to http://www.newstream.com/cgi-bin/display_story.cgi?581

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Opening the Way for Cheaper Gas Prices

With the OPEC oil ministers meeting to consider boosting oil production, Priceline.com is planning to give American consumers more power to set their own prices for gasoline this spring, saving 10-20 cents or more per gallon. Watch and listen to comments from Priceline.com Founder and Vice Chairman Jay S. Walker

You can reach the story directly by going to http://www.newstream.com/cgi-bin/display_story.cgi?583

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