News Release

Media Advisory - None of Our Business? Not Anymore

Twin Cities Public Television Program and Training DVD Offer a Comprehensive Approach to Creating Violence-Free, Respectful and Productive Work Environments

September 27, 2004

Karen Smith
Karen.Smith@VerizonWireless.com
763-595-2511Kristi Nelson
for Verizon Wireless
952-893-7140

WHAT:
A new Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) program, "None of Our Business," which airs October 3 at 8 p.m. on TPT's Minnesota Channel 17, depicts the impact of domestic violence on the workplace and provides strategies for preventing and addressing this crucial issue in the work setting. Verizon Wireless, a corporate supporter of programs that help prevent domestic violence, has provided nearly $40,000 to underwrite the production of the program and the associated DVD training tool.

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 29, 2004
4 to 6 p.m.—Reception and highlights from the TPT program

WHERE:
Landmark Center
75 West Fifth Street
St. Paul, Minn.

WHO:
Program speakers:
Nancy Clark, president, Verizon Wireless Great Plains Region
Victoria Reinhardt, Chair, Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
Tim McGuire, Columnist, Speaker and Facilitator
Connie Lewis, Director, Sheila Wellstone Institute

WHY:
Contrary to most employees' beliefs and attitudes, domestic violence does not disappear when men and women leave home and enter the workplace. American businesses pay an estimated $3 to $5 billion a year in medical expenses and costs for lost wages, sick leave, absenteeism and lowered productivity.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 40.4 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.  

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