NEW WEB SITE COMPLETED!
Take a look at the newly rebuilt Lolita Come Home Page (http://www.rockisland.com/~tokitae/), completely redesigned by a web site design team at Microsoft, working late and on weekends to build the new site. Big, big thanks go to Annaliza, Brian and Ryan, among others, who saw what they could do and did it. They've added some great new features, like an automatic email button to send a message to Mr. Hertz, owner of the Miami Seaquarium, or compose your own message to Mr. Hertz and to the Seaquarium's head public relations executive. A different message can also be sent to Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas, asking him to use his influence to help Lolita. Pre-written letters are also available.
And a press release describing the new web site and announcing the Mother's Day demonstration can now be found at: Press releases (Webmaster Note: Link has been removed as webpage is no longer available)
We are also happy to report that the Seaquarium has finally complied with the request by Kodak to remove their logo from the whale stadium at the Seaquarium. Where it once was displayed prominently on both sides of the Seaquarium logo, now there are only big blank red squares. Your messages to Kodak just may have done the convincing for Kodak. Thanks and well done.
Lolita looked as well as can be hoped, performing her routines on cue but without great enthusiasm. She's holding on, defying the odds. There seems to be a groundswell rising for Lolita. There have been some interesting calls from national media recently, but no dates have been set. You'll hear it on this list as soon as dates are certain. And there has been a steady stream of emails from people who have seen Lolita - Spirit in the Water, offering to help in any way possible. People are calling media sources, as well as celebrities and political officials to ask for help for Lolita, and it's beginning to bring results. Calls, letters, faxes and emails from dedicated people can sometimes be more persuasive than calls directly from the campaign, so we encourage you to think of people or media to contact and go right ahead.
Till the next update...