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California State Assembly Approves Padilla’s ‘Student-Athlete Bill of Rights’- Senate Bill 1525

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today, the California State Assembly approved Senate Bill 1525 on a vote of 51 – 25. Authored by State Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the legislation known as the “Student-Athlete Bill of Rights,” would require universities located in California that generate on average more than $10 million in media revenues a […]

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Calif. Gov. Brown Issues Statement on S&P’s Upgrade of California’s Credit Ratings Outlook

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement after Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services shifted California’s credit ratings outlook from stable to positive:

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Calif. Governor Brown Acts to Protect Budget and Strengthen State Finances

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Moving swiftly to keep California’s fiscal house in order, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Friday signed two bills that will help maintain the state’s balanced budget and vetoed a third bill that would have undermined investor confidence in California’s bonds.

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Organization Offers ‘Diversity Training in a Box’ for Tough Economic Times

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Should companies still undertake diversity training in tough economic times? According to Robin Parker, Executive Director of the Beyond Diversity Resource Center, the answer is ‘Yes, and more so.’ Parker says that layoffs and company downsizing create job stress and greater cultural conflicts. ‘Diversity training is especially critical in tough economic times,’ said Parker.

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New Book Urges Colorado Law Enforcement to Reexamine JonBenet Ramsey and Other Cold Case Files

DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Author and retired detective, Jim Benish, announces the release of a new book, ‘Closed Eyes: Who’s Killing Our Children?’ (ISBN: 978-0-982-4249-0-2). In the book, the author examines the murder cases of two Colorado children – Tracy Neef and Alie Berrelez – and discovers striking similarities to the JonBenet Ramsey murder. He discusses a possible suspect and explains the connections.

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CareerPerfect.com Launches Redesigned Resume Writing and Career Management Web Site

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On June 1st CareerPerfect rolled out its new Web site as part of an ongoing commitment to providing best-of-class and highly accessible resume writing services, job search guidance, and quality career advice. For more than eight months, the company’s product, development, and operations teams collaborated on design, content, and technical changes, which have improved the user experience.

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ServiceFlags.com Seeks National Unity of Residential Military Flag Flying

CARSON CITY, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ServiceFlags.com announced today its support of a measure introduced in Congress that would allow service flags to be flown by home owners without restriction. U.S. Representative, John Boccieri, recently introduced this bill that would ban neighborhood or homeowners’ associations from restricting the flying of service flags.

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Jimmy Jazz Continues to Expand in North Carolina Market

BROOKLYN, N.Y. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban clothing and footwear retailer, will be adding 2 more stores in the state of North Carolina. The new locations will be opening on June 18th at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville and Charlotte’s Northlake Mall. Since the start of 2009, Jimmy Jazz has added stores in Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem. Other locations in the North Carolina market include Fayetteville, Cary and Greensboro.

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Discount Tickets Now On Sale for The CA Boom Design Show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CA Boom Show Tickets went on sale last week on the show’s Web site, $20/day in advance, compared with $25/day at the door. The show has grown exponentially in its complexity and ‘hipness,’ combining everything relating to contemporary and non-traditional design under one roof, including visits to never-before seen, stunning architectural home in the Los Angeles area.

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Fisherman’s Quarters II Announces Customer Driven Web site Launch

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fisherman’s Quarters II is stepping up to the plate with their new Web site launch. Customers can now view menus online, check in for customer promotions and listen to their infamous jingle that promises to get people hooked. The menu at Fisherman’s Quarters II is diverse and in addition to seafood, landlubbers will find steaks, pasta dishes and delicious salads and sandwiches.

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Enjoy Innovative Features for Partition Management with Newly Upgraded EASEUS Partition Master

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, EASEUS released its upgraded version EASEUS Partition Master 4.0.1 to build on its success as a high quality, affordable, scalable partition management utility; now embedded with improved technology to resize and move both FAT and NTFS partitions without data loss; and new technology to extend a NTFS system partition without reboot, copy dynamic volume to basic disk and resize the basic disk.

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Trance Fury Releases Music CD to Promote Environmental Awareness

RALEIGH, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an effort to raise environmental awareness, Trance Fury, a TFR Records artist, recently released, ‘Mother Earth and Father Time.’ The CD has gained national attention and the Weather Channel is currently featuring the track, ‘Carolina Shore,’ on its Local on the 8s from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. All tracks evoke a sense of time and place. This new age-style music, often associated with environmentalism, is intended to create inspiration, encourage relaxation and to promote positive feelings.

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Innovative Server Partition Manager Maximizes Server Performance and Minimizes Server Downtime

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, EASEUS released its upgraded version of EASEUS Partition Master 4.0.1 Server Edition, which provides innovative features to maximize server performance and minimize server downtime. EASEUS is a partition solution provider committed to delivering high quality and affordable partition management utilities. They have not disappointed Windows server users with their latest server partition manager, featuring new technology to extend the C drive which is NTFS without reboot.

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PrettyMay Introduces Sangoma-Powered Skype PBX Gateway That Integrates Seamlessly with Legacy Systems

SUZHOU, China (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PrettyMay Inc., the provider of Windows-based Skype PBX and Gateway products, today announced a new Skype PBX Gateway solution, powered by Sangoma(R) Technologies Corporation A200 and B600 series analog cards. Equipped with the Sangoma voice cards, the gateway now integrates seamlessly with existing PBX systems, as well as with external legacy networks.

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Snow White Contemplates Suicide – Filmmaker set to take Snow White to the Dark Side

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A dark and brooding adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Snow White, will go into production this October. Several horror/fantasy film blogs broke the news about the new independent film production from Goodnight Film earlier this month. Connecticut filmmaker A.D. Calvo will introduce a much darker twist to the original Grimm fairytale, incorporating such controversial – but sadly topical and relevant – themes as drug abuse and teen suicide.

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Law Enforcement Desperate to Send Pot Pastor to Jail Fails Again

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — God sometimes uses a surprise to get people’s attention. For Moses it was a burning bush that was not consumed. In Los Angeles there is a Bible teacher and Pastor of a church that believes marijuana is for the healing of all nations. This pastor who recently ran for Mayor of Los Angeles was arrested three years ago and sentenced to nearly five years in jail, but has yet to serve a day. On Fox’s Good Day L.A. with Jillian Barberie, Pastor Craig X Rubin, of Beverly Hills Green Cross, admitted, ‘Yes, the City of Angels has spent millions of dollars trying to send me to jail.’

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Leading Online Foreclosure Database Releases Latest Statistics on Real Estate Market

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to research by ForeclosureListings, during the last two years, the housing market has been suffering due to increasing numbers of foreclosure properties glutting the market. While this has been bad for homeowners who are losing their properties at unprecedented rates, investors have benefited from this trend. Housing values have gone down dramatically making many affordable for investors who can convert them into profitable rental properties and other investments.

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Brewer Petitions White House for ‘Beer Nutrition Czar’ Position

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Publisher Bob Skilnik, president of Gambrinus Media, announced his candidacy today for the role of United States ‘Beer Nutrition Czar.’ President Obama might soon be looking for another Czar who can help clarify the innumerable misconceptions about beer’s historic role as a beverage of moderation, hopes Skilnik (although he has little faith that the President won’t be able to resist saying ‘more taxes’ and ‘beer’ in the same sentence).

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Loss Mitigation Helps People to Keep Their Homes

TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Home foreclosures continue to rise and people continue to lose their jobs. That’s why Campbell Law Firm, P.A., one of the nation’s leading loss mitigation law firms, is making every effort to help people stay in their homes, primarily through loan modifications. These modifications reduce a homeowner’s monthly mortgage payment and stop a pending foreclosure.

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‘Amalfi Adventures’ Opens Storybook Region for $1,492 Per Person Including Exceptional Values

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Perillo Tours, the leading tour operator to Italy, offers a recession-busting deal this summer on the glamorous Amalfi Coast. Its ‘Amalfi Adventure’ of seven days and five nights starts at just $1,492 per person double occupancy (and tops out at only $1,750). Even at its high end, the values are sweet: roundtrip nonstop transatlantic air, five-nights with breakfast at the newly renovated, four-star Hotel Villa Romana, a nightly four-course dinner – as well as taxes and fuel surcharges.

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Hilton Phoenix Chandler Offers Free Meetings

PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Hilton Phoenix Chandler is offering FREE MEETINGS throughout summer 2009. The hotel is a newly-constructed, upscale suburban hotel that features over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 197 guest rooms, Lobby Bar, and The Grill a full service restaurant. The Grill features Premium Aged Sirloins, Sustainable Seafood, and Free Range Poultry. Served with piping hot artisan breads and signature cocktails, the restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Canada: Turner Broadcasting Selects North Plains’ Media Asset Management Solution to Distribute its Digital Files

TORONTO, Ont. — North Plains Systems, Inc. (www.northplains.com), the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and media asset management (MAM) software solutions, today announced that Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) has selected TeleScope(TM) for its centralized digital asset repository. The new system will enable TBS, Inc. to develop a standalone system that can […]

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Texas: Legendary Cotton Bowl Galvanized for Years to Come

GRAHAM, Texas — Routinely recognized as an industry leader for their implementation of cutting edge technologies and delivering exceptional value, Southern Bleacher and project partner Aztec Galvanizing Services recently received their 3rd Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing award. The award, bestowed annually by The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), is awarded to only the premier manufacturers in […]

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Texans Invited to Tour Invergarry Castle after Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games

ARLINGTON, Texas — The MyGlengarry.com Conservation Trust invites participants of the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games, taking place at the Maverick Stadium in Arlington, June 5 through June 7, to extend these Scottish festivities and take a unique Second Life tour of the Scottish Citadel, Invergarry Castle. The tour is scheduled to take place […]

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New York: Children Awaiting Parents Sponsors Walk to Help Foster Children

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The weight of the world falls upon all parentless children. That’s why Children Awaiting Parents, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding adoptive families for children in foster care, is hosting its popular Family Walk on Saturday, September 26, 2009. While the Family Walk is held in Rochester, NY at Ontario Beach Park, […]

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Pennsylvania: Special Equestrians Students Shine at Two Shows in One Week

WARRINGTON, Pa. — The blustery weather did nothing to dampen the spirits of the Special Equestrians riders at the Annual Spring Festival. Thirty-three students preformed for their own families, members of the community, staff, volunteers, and board members of Special Equestrians. This event has historically been open to just the riders’ families, but last year […]

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North Carolina: Mental Healthcare Providers Oppose Budget Cuts

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The North Carolina Coalition of Mental Health Providers met today regarding proposed changes to community support and mental healthcare services and to discuss the effects the recent proposed budget cuts by the N.C. House of Representatives will have on the mentally ill and developmentally disabled. The providers who met today agreed that […]

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Canada: RoweBots Releases Ultra-Tiny Embedded-Linux RTOS for Texas Instruments Stellaris

WATERLOO, Canada — RoweBots Inc., the leading supplier of tiny embedded Linux RTOS products, today announced the launch and release of Unison(TM), Version 4 for ARM Cortex-M3 processors. This ultra-tiny embedded-Linux compatible RTOS opens Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (TI) Stellaris microcontroller (MCU) families to Linux and POSIX compatible development for the first time. Unison OS and […]

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New York Fundraising Summit: AssociationForce will be showcasing their products

RESTON, Va. — Representatives from AssociationForce will be showcasing their product’s many newly enhanced features at the New York Fundraising Summit, June 3-4, 2009, in New York City. They will also be extending a special product offer for all qualifying non-profit organizations within and outside the summit. AssociationForce is unveiling a new donations module that […]

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New York: Foreclosures Pick Up and Prices Continue to Drop, says ForeclosureDataBank

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Another national flood of foreclosures, which many are predicting for this summer, may soon be added to the database at ForeclosureDataBank.com. These new listings are largely attributed to continued job losses, and a growing number of homeowners falling behind on their mortgages. “There are just so many foreclosure listings on the […]

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Canada: North Plains Media Asset Solutions Empowers Video Pros

TORONTO, Canada — North Plains Systems, Inc., the leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and media asset management (MAM) software solutions, today unveiled the latest version of its award-winning TeleScope Video Manager. The solution addresses the unrelenting demand for new content for both corporate marketing departments and broadcast, media, & entertainment (BM&E) companies. It […]

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Texas: Practitioners Face $3 Billion Loss to Silent PPOs, says Salus Medical

HOUSTON, Texas — SALUS Medical Solutions of Houston, Texas has developed new software technology that promises to quickly uncover unauthorized discounts, detect Silent PPO activity and spotlight undetected re-pricing methods used by insurance companies and third-party payers. The proprietary software, CLOAK2 (Computerized Logistic and Organizational Algorithmic (K)laims (K)alculator), was developed specifically to recover the lost […]

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Utah: Rafael’s Mexican Restaurant Has Been Part of Salt Lake Landscape for 30 Years

SANDY, Utah — Most small businesses fail within their first three years, according to the SBA. So if you beat those odds – you’re doing pretty good. But to be a local, family-owned small business for 30 years… well – that’s quite a success story. Rafael’s Mexican Restaurant in Sandy, UT is one of those […]

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New York: Radical Challenges Set for Questing Spiritualists in New Book

CHAUMONT, N.Y. — A book aimed at helping individual students walk a path through metaphysics, to understand and read sacred energies, learn from spirits, including loved ones in the Afterlife and practice astral projection, is the latest work of Mystic Spiritualist Robert Egby. Entitled “The Quest of the Radical Spiritualist – The Journey Home” (ISBN: […]

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North Carolina: Whisper Mountain is Home to Southern Living 2009 Mountain Sweepstakes Home

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Whisper Mountain, home to the 2008 Southern Living Green Idea House, has once again teamed up with Southern Living Magazine to offer yet another environmentally-inspired home – Whisper Creek Cabin. This cabin is one of four homes, and the only mountain home, that can be won during the Southern Living’s Choose Your […]

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Pennsylvania: Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Construction Milestone for Iain Mackenzie Medical Plaza

YORK, Pa. — Congero Development, LLC, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Iain Mackenzie Medical Plaza, a new destination health care campus in York, Penn. The 7.3 acre project will include Brookeside Surgical Arts at York, a Medicare certified and Joint Commission accredited Ambulatory Surgery Facility (ASF). The namesake of the project, Dr. Iain Mackenzie, […]

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Maine: KICTeam Launches A Cleaning Card Designed for the Airline Industry

AUBURN, Maine — The Airline Industry spends millions in locating and delivering misplaced luggage to their patrons. VidTroniX is now offering a solution that will cost a fraction of what the airlines are currently spending. Two new cleaning cards for the VidTroniX ATP Series and MAP Thermal Printers used to print bag tags and boarding […]

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