Homeland Security VIPs Honored by Governor and Washington Officials at Gold Star Awards

for Saturday (April 5)
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          SHAQUILLE O'NEAL HONORED, TO APPEAR FOR FIRST TIME
                    IN HIS OFFICIAL POLICE UNIFORM

WHAT:   2nd Annual California Gold Star Awards Black Tie Dinner Gala
        and Auction Dedicated to Homeland Security, Saluting
        Outstanding Law Enforcement and Distinguished Citizens of
        California and the Nation, produced by Arthur Kassel

WHO:    HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIALS:
        -- Gov. Gray Davis
        -- Attorney General Bill Lockyer
        -- Host: Orange Co. Sheriff Mike Corona
        -- Co-Host: LA Co. Sheriff Lee Baca
        -- Dir. of CA Homeland Security George Vinson
        -- Sacramento Co. Sheriff Lou Blanas
        -- San Diego Co. Sheriff William B. Kolender
        -- San Bernadino Co. Sheriff Gary Penrod
        -- Riverside Co. Sheriff Robert Doyle

        -- Special Honors to LA Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal, 
           an LA Port Authority police officer (who will attend in his
           official police uniform for the first time)

        -- Bernard Kerik, former NYPD Police Commissioner
        -- Gerald Paesky, Chairman Aurora Capital
        -- Lou Perez, Chairman Checkmate Ent.
        -- Dr. Diana Bonta, Dir. CA Health Services
        -- Spike Helmick, Commissioner CHP

        Dinner Organizers include:
        -- Arthur M. Kassel, Event Chair & Executive Producer
        -- Don Haidl, Asst. Sheriff Orange Co.
        -- Mike Finley, Nextel, Presenting Sponsor
        -- Dr. Stephen Mayberg, Dir. Dept. of Mental Health
        -- Sheldon Lytton, Dinner Chair
        -- George Jaramillo, Asst. Sheriff Orange Co. 
        -- Maj. Gen. Doug Pearson, Edwards AFB
        -- Mario Rodriguez, Dinner Chair
        -- Donald T. Sterling, Honorary Event Chairman

        Hollywood celebrities are expected. Gena & Chuck Norris are
        Honorary event chairs. Performances by The Fifth Dimension and
        Mike Love (Beach Boys) along with the Gypsy Magic band and
        other special guests.

WHEN:   Saturday, April 5, 2003  
        5:30 p.m. Arrivals  
        7:00      Dinner, Auction, Entertainment
        Press Office to Open on Site at 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim  
        1150 Magic Way Anaheim, CA

WHY:    This gala will benefit The Orange County Reserve Deputy
        Sheriff's Association.

        Presenting Sponsor: NEXTEL.  
        Underwriting Sponsors are DaimlerChrysler Certified Pre-owned 
        Vehicles, Seisint, Inc., and CheckMate Enterprises.

        NOTE: Security will be in war-mode.

Contacts

Edward Lozzi & Associates PR
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epl@lozzipr.com
or
Ticket Information & general info. (for publication)
866/876-8776 (toll free)

Contacts

Edward Lozzi & Associates PR
for Credentials: Edward Lozzi, 818/995-8036
epl@lozzipr.com
or
Ticket Information & general info. (for publication)
866/876-8776 (toll free)