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Valerie Gotten

Valerie Gotten
Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.

Campaign Security Goes On High Alert as 2008 Presidential Race Heats Up

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- No one wants to talk about it. There is something that politicians don't want you to know. It's understandable considering politicians are not in the habit of displaying weakness. The reality is that many campaign websites are insufficiently protected from hackers and fraudulent sites. ElectionMall CEO, Ravi Singh has pioneered this issue since 2000.

New Book: Mystic to the Star Reveals Celebrities’ Truths

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Author, Popular TV/Radio guest Athena Star (Mystic), says Princess Diana has many messages for us, marking the 10th year anniversary of her passing. Also messages from JFK, Gandhi, Elvis and More! Her new book is: "Celebrities in Spirit - Afterlife Wisdom for Mastery & Success" (ISBN: 978-1434302700, Authorhouse 2007).

Premiere of ’14 Degrees – A Paranormal Documentary’ – Do You Believe in Ghost Hunters?

REVERE, Mass. -- On October 17th, 7:00 p.m. at Showcase Cinemas in Revere, New Gravity Media will release their latest production "14 Degrees - A Paranormal Documentary." Hosted by Mark Veau (Oldies 98.9 WORC), the film touches base with some of the most respected names in paranormal research.

Peoria Fertility Center Announces Change in Management – Sher Institute Appoints New Medical Director

PEORIA, Ill. -- The Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM(TM)) have announced that Dr. Milton McNichol will assume the role of Medical Director of SIRM-Central Illinois, located in Peoria. Dr. McNichol is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist who joins SIRM-Central Illinois from an infertility practice in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

Artist Protests ‘Iraq War Apathy’ with Prince Harry Statue – Sculptor Daniel Edwards to Unveil Latest Political Spectacle in London

NEW YORK and LONDON, England -- Prince Harry is the symbolic hero of a monument encouraging empathy for the Iraq War in the latest work by controversial New York sculptor, Daniel Edwards. The statue featuring Prince Harry will be unveiled at London's Trafalgar Hotel October 11th during the Bridge Art Fair, courtesy of Capla Kesting Fine Art of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Megan Williams Kidnapping and Torture Case: Advocates and Family Call for Federal Hate Crime Charges

LOGAN, W.Va. -- Black Lawyers For Justice President, Malik Shabazz, Esq., today announced they will organize and advocate for Federal Hate Crime Charges to be brought against the 6 Defendants in the Megan Williams Kidnap And Torture Case, on behalf of the family. On September 12, 2007 six white residents of Logan County were arrested and charged.

Ironman 70.3 China Set to Coincide with Ironman China 2008 Race

DENVER, Colo. -- Ironman China Ltd. (ICL), announced today that the City of Haikou, Hainan will be the venue for Asia's second Ironman 70.3 series event. Ironman 70.3 China will take place on April 20, 2008 and will be the first time that a full-distance Ironman and Ironman 70.3 race will be staged at the same venue on the same day.

Biometric Signature ID Launches its Biometric Signature and Gesture Technology Called BioSig-ID(TM) Authentication Products at 2007 InnoTech Austin

DALLAS, Texas -- Biometric Signature ID ("BSI") announces that CEO, Jeffrey Maynard, will be a speaker at 2007 InnoTech Austin, the Business & Technology Innovation Conference & Expo to take place at the Austin Convention Center. Mr. Maynard will speak Thursday, October 11 at 9:00 a.m. with an innovative presentation entitled "Biometric Solutions for Identity Authentication and Identity Theft."

RESCUE Hosts National Pet Idol Contest to Support Animal Rescue Efforts

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Look out American Idol, there's a new game in town. RESCUE, a non-profit 501(c)3, based in Phoenix, had such success with their first pet idol contest at the local level, that this year, they are taking it national. The national pet idol contest will benefit the efforts of RESCUE, an organization that is dedicated to saving the lives of animals on euthanasia lists.

New Specially Designed Hurricane Windows Offer Maximum Protection, Energy Efficiency and More

INDIANA, Pa. -- Gorell Windows & Doors has introduced an all-new line of hurricane windows that is especially designed to protect homeowners and their homes from airborne debris during hurricane-strength storms and other forms of violent weather. The new series, called Armor Max Plus(TM), is made in the U.S.

Jacob Holtz Company Acquires Table Shox(R)

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Jacob Holtz Company has acquired the product line Table Shox(R) from Fundamental Design, Inc., a British Columbia Corporation. Table Shox is an automatic, self-adjusting, hydraulic glide that replaces manual table glides.

CYNACON/OCuSOFT (OCuSOFT, Inc.) Names Katherine M. Mastrota, M.S., O.D. to Medical Scientific Advisory Board

RICHMOND, Texas -- CYNACON / OCuSOFT (OCuSOFT, Inc.), a company specializing in ophthalmic research, development and supply to ophthalmologists and optometrists, is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine Mastrota, M.S., O.D., to its Optometric Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Mastrota is the Center Director of Omni Eye Surgery in New York City. She is dedicated to playing a key role in the center's development and growth through her commitment to excellence in patient care.

Consumers Adopting Dual Mode Phones for Fixed Mobile Convergence While Enterprises Lag Behind, says Insight Research Corporation

BOONTON, N.J. -- Led by consumer demand, fixed mobile convergence (FMC) is taking off around the world, even as businesses watch from the sidelines, says a new study from Insight Research. According to the new market research report, over the next five years FMC will generate more than $35 billion in revenue for service providers and hardware vendors.

HotGigs Welcomes Consultant Member 100,000 to its Online Staffing Exchange

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- HotGigs Inc., an innovative provider of staffing solutions and services, announced that it achieved a membership milestone on the HotGigs Staffing Exchange, when Minneapolis-based business planning and management consultant Craig Kalscheur registered as the 100,000th consultant member.

deverus Launches enterpriseMX, the Newest Version of Their Advanced Background Check Technology Software

AUSTIN, Texas -- deverus, Inc. today unveiled its newest ziptuit software version, enterpriseMX, the most complete software solution specifically addressing the dynamic needs of the background check industry. enterpriseMX is deverus' most significant new software version release in over 7 years. MX is the result of deep industry insight, technology expertise, and proven ability to execute and innovate.

Van Gilder Creates Joint Venture with EnRisk to Provide Risk Counsel and Insurance for Energy Industry

DENVER, Colo. -- Parent companies Van Gilder Insurance Corporation, of Denver, and EnRisk Services Inc. of Fort Worth, have created a new firm, vangilder | enrisk, which will specialize exclusively in risk mitigation and insurance for the energy industry in the western United States.

William the Garbage Truck and Crew Introduces Going Green to Children

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Written by author James Martin II, "William is Going Green" (ISBN 978-0-9799465-1-6) is an 860 word children's book introducing William the Garbage Truck, a kelly green eco-friendly cartoon character determined to make the planet a safer and cleaner place to live. William often rhymes when he speaks. "William is Going Green" is the first in a series of books that follow the adventures of William and his friends.

A Mysterious Cargo on the Top of Mount Everest: The Book of Human Dreams

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- At the end of March 2008 from the Himalayas in Nepal will start a special expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. The participants of the Himalayan Message Project expedition will be carrying the most precious cargo in the History of Mankind - the Book of human dreams, hopes and joys, the words of commitments, prayers and messages sent by people from all over the world.

Jewelry Designer Carolyn Pollack Laces Up Her Shoes in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Relios Jewelry, America's largest manufacturer of authentic American-made designer jewelry, is offering something special to their web customers - a "purchase with a purpose." Now through October 31st, 10% of all jewelry purchases from the Relios Breast Cancer support jewelry selection will go toward the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.

DCH Auto Group Supports N.J. CAR’s ‘Driven to Read’ Campaign Promoting Literacy

SOUTH AMBOY, N.J. -- DCH Auto Group is driving more than cars this fall. At the suggestion of N.J. CAR (New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers), the DCH dealerships in New Jersey are supporting the 2nd Annual "Driven To Read" campaign promoting literacy by serving as collection locations for donated children's books between October 1 and November 30, 2007.

Custom Jeans Company Expands Product Line, Caters to All Shapes, Sizes and Physical Disabilities

MUMBAI, India -- In a world filled with people of all shapes, sizes and varying physical needs, the fashion industry has to recognize that not everyone is a perfect size. Make Your Own Jeans is a fashion-savvy company that recognizes the importance of non-conforming, eye-catching styles.

Spirit Drilling and Completion Fluids Expands to Rockies, Renames Dynamic Drilling Fluids Operations

HOUSTON, Texas -- Spirit Drilling and Completion Fluids announced today that Dynamic Drilling Fluids of Denver, Co. will combine with the company, expanding Spirit's operations into the Rocky Mountain region. The company will be renamed Spirit Drilling and Completion Fluids, LTD and will be a key component in Spirit's expansion from the Gulf Coast into the significant petroleum basins of North America.

M2SYS Technology Partners with TeraCorp Enterprises to Provide Added Security within Check Cashing Solution

ATLANTA, Ga. -- M2SYS Technology, a leading biometric technology research and development firm, announced today its partnership with TeraCorp Enterprises, a leading provider of check cashing and verification solutions, to integrate the M2SYS Bio-Plugin(TM) fingerprint solution into TeraCash, a cutting-edge check cashing system.

Executive Search Firm Opens New Office in Everett Washington

EVERETT, Wash. -- Sales Talent Inc., a national executive search firm, opened its second office Sept. in Everett to provide consulting services to local and national companies. "Our philosophy is simply to align ourselves with growing, top-tier companies and develop long-term relationships with them," said Chris Carlson, president of Sales Talent Inc.

Nearly 3,000 in Attendance as the Black Knights of Towanda Baptize Their New Stadium and Multipurpose Complex Constructed by Southern Bleacher

TOWANDA, Pa. -- What better way to kick off a football season than to do so in winning fashion in front of nearly 3,000 spectators all seated in a newly constructed stadium and multipurpose complex? The Black Knights of Towanda, Pa. certainly can't think of a better way! And the Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Texas, was pleased to partner with the dedicated architectural firm Highland Associates.

Bridge Art Fair: Prince Harry ‘Dead’ in Iraq War Memorial

LONDON, England -- A war-mutilated Prince Harry is the symbolic fallen hero in a memorial honoring those willing but unable to serve in the occupied Iraq conflict. Harry, the youthful brother to Britain's future king, was poised to be the most celebrated soldier of the Coalition forces, but due to the "specific threats to kill or kidnap him," he was kept home. However, Prince Harry will be remembered for his intended tour of duty in a memorial to be unveiled at the Trafalgar Hotel October 11th courtesy of Bridge Art Fair.

A&A Screening Solutions Pulls Ahead of The Competition in the Background Screening Industry by Utilizing deverus’ New MX Advance Software Solution

AUSTIN, Texas -- deverus Inc., the leader in background screening technology, today announced the signing of the first client onto the MX Advance version of their newest and most innovative software for background screening, enterpriseMX. After being on the ZipTuit platform with deverus for the past 3 years, A&A Screening Solutions will now be operating on enterpriseMX Advance.

Long Term Care Insurance Gains Momentum Thanks to State Promotions, a Leading Brokerage Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Long term care insurance, once a bit player in the health insurance field, is now entering center stage thanks to influential backers: states like California, Connecticut, Indiana and New York. These four are the original long term care "partnership" states, now joined by many others.

Intuitive Health in SoHo Teaches and Provides Healing Methods to Restore the Physical Being

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- In today's world of stress and illness, people continue to seek ways to improve and restore health. Intuitive Health offers custom-designed wellness programs to incorporate their clients' inner awareness into a comprehensive health program.

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Santo Domingo -- The Dominican Republic has caught a lot of tourist attention lately, as they have realized that its sand beaches are eternally white, and as new luxury resorts are constructed. But beyond luxury hotels and the best beaches in the region, the Dominican Republic is one of the most diverse countries in the Caribbean. It is a country which really has something for everyone.

Consumers Seeking Home Improvements Can Research and Screen Contractors through Unique Web Site

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Finding the right contractor can be a daunting experience and a new web site,, makes the process more streamlined; it connects consumers with local contractors. In lieu of today's shaky real estate economy, many homeowners are choosing to remodel and renovate their existing homes.

New Black Panther Party for Self Defense to Organize Coalition to Secure and Protect Jena 6 Families and the Streets of...

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Malik Shabazz, Esq., Attorney and leader of the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense, announced today that members of the New Black Panther Party will begin patrolling the streets of Jena, Louisiana this week to protect the Jena 6 families and Black Jena residents against open and imminent alleged threats from Ku Klux Klan and other White supremacist advocating violence.

Yale Law Women Releases 2nd Annual List of the Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Yale Law Women (YLW), the largest student organization at Yale Law School, announces the release of its 2007 Top Ten Family-Friendly Firms list. Phoenix-based firm Quarles & Brady received top honors, followed by Proskauer Rose; Akin Gump Strauss Hauer; Jenner & Block; Mayer Brown; Covington & Burling; Arnold & Porter; DLA Piper; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC; and Faegre & Benson.

Eularis Announces New Corporate Name and Expanded Product Offerings

NEW YORK, N.Y. and LONDON, U.K. -- Campbell Belman, an established pharmaceutical analytics company, today introduces its new name: Eularis. This announcement reflects the significant growth the Company has achieved across its full range of pharmaceutical analytics products, which have helped tailor the advertising and marketing programs of its global top-tier clients, including AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Merck, Novo Nordisk and Pfizer.

Previser Launches New Website and Enhanced Version of its Oral Disease and Risk Assessment Software

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- PreViser Corporation, a world leader in risk and disease analysis software that enhances treatment planning for patients affected by oral disease, announced a simultaneous release of a new corporate website and a major upgrade to its software.

Music on New Album is Classy Yet Casual and was Designed to Help Listeners Find New Ways of Thinking

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- With a new genre of music called axuality, guitarist Brian Butler is composing and performing music with a lofty goal: to improve listeners' mental outlook while enjoying cool, unique guitar playing.

HostBridge Technology Supports IBM Rational Developer for System Z

STILLWATER, Okla. -- HostBridge Technology today announced support for Rational Developer for System z (RDz), Version 7.1. With this release, IBM customers can now enable business service integration for Customer Information Control System (CICS(R)) applications using an Eclipse plug-in that allows developers to create HostBridge services within the RDz environment and Service Flow Modeler (SFM) to invoke HostBridge as a node within the SFM model.

Get Fit, Be Functional, and Live Pain Free with the P.A.S.T.(TM) Core Training System

LONGMONT, Colo. -- Functional Innovations, LLC announces the release of the P.A.S.T.(TM) Core Training System; an award winning product that improves real-life fitness with over 100 functional exercises. The patented P.A.S.T. (Posture, Agility, Strength, and Total Body Integration) Core Training System was designed by Todd Langer, CEO of Functional Innovations and a leading health and fitness specialist, while overcoming disabling injuries.

University of Sioux Falls Selects Southern Bleacher and Millers Sellers Heroux to Give Them First Home Field Advantage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Southern Bleacher Company, based in Graham, Texas, is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with architectural firm Miller Sellers Heroux, Southern Bleacher recently completed its portion of the impressive Sanford Health Sports Complex that includes the 2006 NAIA National Champion Cougar's football complex.

New Snowplow Feature Provides Cutting-Edge Safety During Dangerous Winter Weather

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Acela, LLC, a company with a mission to keep people safer on the roads, is excited to announce a new safety product - the Edge-O-Lite(TM) - a snowplow reflector designed so drivers can easily identify blade edges and avoid accidents.

Quik Pod(TM) Brings Facebook Photos and YouTube Videos into Focus!

TORONTO, Ontario -- If you're the photographer and trying to get in the picture with your favorite celebrity, what do you do? Celebrity-seeker Selena Tee has pages on FaceBook filled with her and star photos from last week's Toronto Film Festival. "I've been disappointed by bad photos that often can't be retaken. I have a picture of me and George Clooney's jaw!" says Tee. However, she was recently introduced to Quik Pod(TM), the world's first handheld extendable tripod, developed by Fromm Works, Inc.

The City of Bedford Announces ARToberFest

BEDFORD, Texas -- Join the City of Bedford, the Wolf 99.5 and KLUV 98.7 on October 6 and 7 for the Artoberfest Art and Music Festival promising fun and entertainment for the entire family. The Festival is from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 10:pm on Sunday at 1614 Hospital Parkway, Bedford, TX 76021 and features great concerts.

This Competition Got Really Ugly – Golden Palace Sponsors the World Gurning Competition

EGREMONT, United Kingdom -- The World Gurning Championships took place at the Egremont crab apple fair which is said to date back to 1267. For those of you not familiar, gurning is the art of contorting one's face. Over 42 contestants took part in the Golden Palace world gurning competition.

North Miami Public Library Kicks Off Statewide Investor Education Initiative

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. -- City of North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns along with representatives from the Florida Office of Financial Regulation kick off an initiative to show Florida citizens how easy the road to financial security can be if you know the basics of simple investing. There will be a press conference Monday September 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the North Miami Public Library.

CA Certifies HostBridge as Interoperable with CA ADS and CA IDMS Online Applications

STILLWATER, Okla. -- HostBridge Technology, the provider of HostBridge software for XML-enabling CICS, today announced that CA has certified the HostBridge integration software as interoperable with CA IDMS. With this integration, CA IDMS and CA ADS online applications can become callable Web services that can be accessed by multiple platforms, application servers, or other host applications.

GSP Economic Architecture Expert to Speak at the 12th Annual Minnesota Development Conference

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Leading economic development expert Dr. Jerry Paytas will discuss Regional Competitiveness: Best Practices and Lessons Learned at the 12th Annual Minnesota Development Conference "Harnessing Minnesota's Ingenuity" on September 26, 2007.

Advantage Trim & Lumber Announces the Release of Tigerwood Decking

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Advantage Trim & Lumber today announced the release of Tigerwood Decking to finally give homeowners a low maintenance and long life deck material at a cheaper price than other hardwoods like Ipe.

New Elder Single Housing Option Now Available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- announced today its confidential matching program is available nationwide. Their exclusive "Elder Elves Preferences Questionnaire" of 50+ fun, yet selective, questions matches elder singles desiring homes to share with other elder singles having homes to share.

Jamaica Flux: Workspaces and Windows 2007

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Jamaica Flux: Workspaces & Windows 2007 is a contemporary public art project which includes the commission, creation, and exhibition of 24 multidisciplinary, site-specific artworks. These works will be displayed at a variety of locations along Jamaica Avenue (Queens, NY) including banks, stores, restaurants, street corners, phone booths, parks, and other public spaces from September 29 - November 17, 2007.

GEEP International & Techway Services Announce Joint Venture

DALLAS, Texas -- Techway Services, Inc. (, Techway Service, Inc. of Dallas, Texas and GEEP International of Nevada ( have formed a joint venture company called GEEP Texas. The joint venture is part of GEEP International's plan to create the largest electronics recycling and End-of-Life (EOL) IT services companies in North America.