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Ed Sharpe and CouryGraph Productions Wins Top Gold Millennium Award with Glendale Arizona Public Works Week Presentation


Glendale, AZ, August 04, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The Top Tier Millennium video "Public Works Week Proclamation" documented Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs presenting the Proclamation for Public Works Week In Glendale which coincides with National Public Works Week. Receiving the proclamation was Kenneth Reedy, who is the Deputy City Manager in charge of Public Works.

"Our team is extremely honored by this recognition," said Ed Sharpe, Director of CouryGraph Productions which created Glendale Daily Planet. "This award reflects the quality of work and willingness of our staff to document City activities for use as local programming on the Internet." Sharpe continued, "I think our product is a result of the entire city's interest, advice and participation... " Sharpe further stated "This national award highlights the high standards of excellence we wish to achieve. In addition, it is our wish to provide our viewer-ship with information they can trust and enjoy."

Kenneth Reedy, Deputy City Manager -Public Works stated "I want to take this moment to thank Mr. Ed Sharpe for his efforts in documenting our Public Works Week events this year. His movie of Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs presenting the Proclamation for Public Works is wonderful. The staff at the CouryGraph Productions and Glendale Daily Planet have been great to work with."

Mr. Reedy continued on with an explanation of the celebration: "National Public Works Week was established by the American Public Works Association in 1960. The City of Glendale has been a strong supporter of the Public Works Week process for many years. It allows the citizens of our community to glimpse into the things our employees do for them that often go unobserved."

"Since we have people working 24 hours a day seven days a week, they are not always visible to the public. We make sure every customer has water and sewer service every time they turn on a faucet. Their trash is collected every week. Their streets are swept and repaired as needed. Behind the scenes our facilities maintenance staff are keeping our buildings working efficiently, our fleet maintenance staff are providing fuel and service to our hundreds of vehicles that allow the city to operate."

Public Works week is an opportunity to say thank you to all of our employees. I appreciate the Mayor and City Council supporting our public works efforts and declaring Public Works week with a proclamation."

To learn more about American Public Works Association and National Public Works Week at http://www.apwa.net

You can see how Glendale and other cities celebrated Public Works Week by going to:
http://www.apwa.net/About/npww/2007/celebrations.asp you can also view the video that was awarded the Gold Millennium there.

The Millennium Awards Competition had over 1475 entries and only the top 5% were recognized. This competition raises the bar of excellence. Entries are judged on a point system by award-winning, highly qualified professionals in the communications industry. .

Glendale Daily Planet, the parent organization of KKAT-IPTV was started in 2004 as the first community journalism news site in Glendale and perhaps all of Arizona... Serving The Metro West Side of the Valley of the Sun, Glendale Daily Planet has witnessed, participated in and recorded the further rejuvenation of the downtown core, the meteoric rise of the 'Glendale Sports Empire' and the restoration of historic sections of the town.

One aspect Sharpe is most proud of is the ability to have a continuous 24/7 stream of archived footage in the player but yet, when a special event arises, have the ability to go live interrupting the pre-programmed content to cover the event. With the advent of higher speed EVDO radio cards and compact portable satellite terminals the options are limitless.

Residents can now catch stories of interest on their schedule, taking advantage of the on-demand character of Internet media. No more waiting for 5 or 10pm and no need to program the TiVo. Important stories remain available, a mouse click away, for years in the online archives..

In addition to his work With KKAT-IPTV, CouryGraph Productions and the Glendale Daily Planet, Ed Sharpe is the webmaster for MCA-I Chapter 44 in Phoenix Arizona and a member of the national Media Communications Association-International Association.

Sharpe also is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences(NATAS), Society of Broadcast Engineers(SBE), Investigative Reporters and Editors(IRE), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Professional Journalists(SPJ), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Southwest Museum of Engineering, Communications and Computation (SMECC) and other associations.

The work of Ed Sharpe from CouryGraph Productions and other participative community journalists and engineering staff may be viewed, 24-hours a day, seven days a week at http://www.glendaledailyplanet.com/ .

Interested in having your work seen by the world? Contact the Glendale Daily Planet / KKAT-IPTV to schedule airing. Use the email link on the site.

For additional information on this release, please contact:

Ed Sharpe
(623) 435-1522
couryhouse@aol.com

Glendale Daily Planet
http://www.glendaledailyplanet.com

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